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H.B. 113 Enrolled





Sponsor: Stephen H. Urquhart

                  This act modifies the Agriculture Code to allow the commissioner of agriculture to declare
                  an insect infestation emergency on federal lands and direct emergency measures to alleviate
                  the situation.
                  This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
                      4-35-4, as enacted by Chapter 133, Laws of Utah 1985
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 4-35-4 is amended to read:
                       4-35-4. Commissioner to declare emergency -- Powers of commissioner in emergency.
                      (1) (a) The commissioner, with the consent of the governor, may declare that an insect
                  infestation emergency situation exists which jeopardizes property and resources, and designate the
                  area or areas affected.
                      (b) The area referred to in Subsection (1)(a) may include federal lands, after notification
                  of the appropriate federal land manager.
                      (2) The commissioner is authorized, subject to the requirements of Section 4-35-5 , to
                  direct all emergency measures the commission considers necessary to alleviate the emergency
                  condition. The commissioner shall:
                      (a) utilize equipment, supplies, facilities, personnel, and other available resources;
                      (b) enter into contracts for the acquisition, rental, or hire of equipment, services, materials,
                  and supplies;
                      (c) accept assistance, services, and facilities offered by federal and local governmental
                  units or private agencies; and
                      (d) accept on behalf of the state the provisions and benefits of acts of Congress designated
                  to provide assistance.

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