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6 This act modifies provisions related to revenues from federal land exchange parcels. The act
7 modifies the percentage of revenues distributed to certain accounts and funds from rentals
8 and royalties received from the lease of minerals on acquired lands and the lease of acquired
9 mineral interests. The act lowers the ceiling on the amount of monies collected that can be
10 used to pay for administrative costs.
11 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
13 53C-3-202, as last amended by Chapter 299, Laws of Utah 2000
14 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
15 Section 1. Section 53C-3-202 is amended to read:
16 53C-3-202. Collection and distribution of revenues from federal land exchange
18 (1) The director is responsible for the collection of all bonus payments, rentals, and
19 royalties from the lease of:
20 (a) minerals on acquired lands; and
21 (b) acquired mineral interests.
22 (2) The director shall:
23 (a) except as provided in Subsections (3) and (4), no later than the last day of the second
24 month following each calendar quarter, distribute all bonus payments received during the calendar
25 quarter from the lease of coal, oil and gas, and coalbed methane on the identified tracts as follows:
26 (i) 50% to the United States;
27 (ii) 12.16% to the Permanent Community Impact Fund created in Section 9-4-303 ;
28 (iii) 20% to the Constitutional Defense Restricted Account created in Section 63C-4-103 ;
32 Communications System Fund created by Section 9-15-102 ; and
33 (v) 2.84% to the Rural Development Fund created under Section 9-14-102 ; and
34 (b) except as provided in Subsections (3) and (4), no later than the last day of the second
35 month following each calendar quarter, distribute all rentals and royalties received during the
36 calendar quarter from the lease of subject minerals on the acquired lands and the lease of acquired
37 mineral interests as follows:
38 (i) 50% to the Land Grant Management Fund created by Section 53C-3-101 ;
39 (ii) [
40 (iii) [
41 63C-4-103 ;
42 (iv) [
43 by Section 9-15-102 ; and
44 (v) [
45 (3) Notwithstanding Subsections (2)(a), (2)(b), and (4), if the distribution required by
46 Subsection (2)(a)(iii), (2)(b)(iii), or (4) would cause the balance of the Constitutional Defense
47 Restricted Account to exceed $2,000,000, the director shall distribute to the Permanent
48 Community Impact Fund an amount equal to the difference between:
49 (a) what the total balance of the Constitutional Defense Restricted Account would be if,
50 but for this Subsection (3), a distribution described in Subsection (2)(a)(iii), (2)(b)(iii), or (4) was
51 made; and
52 (b) $2,000,000.
53 (4) Notwithstanding Subsections (2)(a) and (b), and except as provided in Subsection (3),
54 for [
55 (a) the first $750,000 of distributions required by Subsections (2)(a)(iv) and (2)(b)(iv) into
56 the Rural Electronic Commerce Communications System Fund; and
57 (b) any amounts exceeding the $750,000 described in Subsection (4)(a) that would be
58 distributed into the Rural Electronic Commerce Communications System Fund but for this
59 Subsection (4) into the Constitutional Defense Restricted Account.
60 (5) (a) The director may retain up to [
61 (1) to pay for administrative costs incurred under Subsection (1).
62 (b) The administrative costs may be deducted prior to the distributions made under
63 Subsections (2)(a) and (b).
64 (c) The director shall keep the administrative cost deductions in separate accounts.
65 (d) (i) For purposes of this section, administrative costs:
66 (A) include:
67 (I) direct costs incurred by the administration; and
68 (II) out-of-pocket expenditures incurred by the administration that are directly attributable
69 to leasing or management of the acquired lands for subject minerals or acquired mineral interests;
71 (B) shall be determined in a manner similar to that used by the federal government
72 pursuant to 30 U.S.C. Sec.191(b).
73 (ii) If the administration includes out-of-pocket expenditures under Subsection (5)(d)(i)
74 in determining its costs, those expenditures may not be included in its general calculation of direct
76 (e) (i) At the end of each fiscal year, the director shall reconcile the amount actually spent
77 under Subsection (5)(d) with the amount retained under Subsection (5)(a).
78 (ii) The director shall distribute any excess from the reconciliation pursuant to Subsections
79 (2) through (4).
80 (iii) The director may retain an amount sufficient to cover the expected administrative
81 costs allowed under Subsection (5)(d) for the subsequent fiscal year, less the expected deduction
82 for the subsequent fiscal year under Subsection (5)(a).
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-24-02 9:54 AM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.