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Sponsor: Martin R. Stephens

                  Douglas C. Aagard
                  J. Stuart Adams
                  Jeff Alexander
                  Sheryl L. Allen
                  Eli H. Anderson
                  Roger E. Barrus
                  Ralph Becker
                  Chad E. Bennion
                  Ron Bigelow
                  Calvin G. Bird
                  Jackie Biskupski
                  Duane E. Bourdeaux
                  DeMar Bud Bowman
                  Judy Ann Buffmire
                  Don E. Bush
                  Craig W. Buttars
                  David Clark
                  Stephen D. Clark
                  David N. CoxGreg J. Curtis
Scott Daniels
Marda Dillree
Glenn A. Donnelson
John Dougall
Carl W. Duckworth
James A. Ferrin
Ben C. Ferry
Brent H. Goodfellow
James R. Gowans
Neil A. Hansen
Wayne A. Harper
Neal B. Hendrickson
David L. Hogue
Kory M. Holdaway
Bradley T. Johnson
Patricia W. Jones
Brad King
David LitvackRebecca D. Lockhart
Ty McCartney
Rosalind J. McGee
Karen W. Morgan
Carol Spackman Moss
Joseph G. Murray
Merlynn T. Newbold
Loraine T. Pace
Darin G. Peterson
J. Morgan Philpot
Jack A. Seitz
LaWanna Lou Shurtliff
Gordon E. Snow
Michael R. Styler
Mike Thompson
David Ure
Stephen H. Urquhart
Peggy Wallace
Bradley A. Winn                   This act modifies provisions related to the Homeless Trust Account by renaming it the
                  Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Account.
                  This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
                      9-4-802, as last amended by Chapter 73, Laws of Utah 2001
                      9-4-803, as renumbered and amended by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah 1992
                      59-10-530.5, as last amended by Chapters 10 and 12, Laws of Utah 1997
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 9-4-802 is amended to read:
                       9-4-802. Purposes of Homeless Coordinating Committee -- Uses of Pamela
                  Atkinson Homeless Trust Account.

                      (1) (a) The Homeless Coordinating Committee shall work to ensure that services
                  provided to the homeless by state agencies, local governments, and private organizations are
                  provided in a cost-effective manner.
                      (b) Programs funded by the committee shall emphasize emergency housing and
                  self-sufficiency, including placement in meaningful employment or occupational training
                  activities and, where needed, special services to meet the unique needs of the homeless who have
                  families with children, or who are mentally ill, disabled, or suffer from other serious challenges
                  to employment and self-sufficiency.
                      (c) The committee may also fund treatment programs to ameliorate the effects of
                  substance abuse or a disability.
                      (2) The committee members designated in Subsection 9-4-801 (2) shall:
                      (a) award contracts funded by the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Account with the
                  advice and input of those designated in Subsection 9-4-801 (3);
                      (b) consider need, diversity of geographic location, coordination with or enhancement of
                  existing services, and the extensive use of volunteers; and
                      (c) give priority for funding to programs that serve the homeless who are mentally ill and
                  who are in families with children.
                      (3) (a) In any fiscal year, no more than 80% of the funds in the Pamela Atkinson
                  Homeless Trust Account may be allocated to organizations that provide services only in Salt
                  Lake, Davis, Weber, and Utah Counties.
                      (b) The committee may:
                      (i) expend up to 3% of its annual appropriation for administrative costs associated with
                  the allocation of funds from the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Account, and up to 2% of its
                  annual appropriation for marketing the [Homeless Trust Account] account and soliciting
                  donations to the [Homeless Trust Account] account; and
                      (ii) pay for the initial costs of the State Tax Commission in implementing Section
                  59-10-530.5 from the [Homeless Trust Account] account.
                      (4) (a) The committee may not expend, except as provided in Subsection (4)(b), an

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                  amount equal to the greater of $50,000 or 20% of the amount donated to the Pamela Atkinson
                  Homeless Trust Account during fiscal year 1988-89.
                      (b) If there are decreases in contributions to the [fund] account, the committee may
                  expend funds held in reserve to provide program stability, but the committee shall reimburse the
                  amounts of those expenditures to the reserve fund.
                      (5) The committee shall make an annual report to the Economic Development and
                  Human Resources Appropriations Subcommittee regarding the programs and services funded by
                  contributions to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Account.
                      (6) The moneys in the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Account shall be invested by the
                  state treasurer according to the procedures and requirements of Title 51, Chapter 7, State Money
                  Management Act, except that all interest or other earnings derived from the fund moneys shall be
                  deposited in the fund.
                      Section 2. Section 9-4-803 is amended to read:
                       9-4-803. Creation of Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Account.
                      (1) There is created a restricted account within the General Fund to be known as the
                  Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Account.
                      (2) Private contributions received under this section and Section 59-10-530.5 shall be
                  deposited into the account to be used only for programs described in Section 9-4-802 .
                      (3) Money shall be appropriated from the account to the State Homeless Coordinating
                  Committee in accordance with the Utah Budgetary Procedures Act.
                      (4) The State Homeless Coordinating Committee may accept transfers, grants, gifts,
                  bequests, or any money made available from any source to implement this part.
                      Section 3. Section 59-10-530.5 is amended to read:
                       59-10-530.5. Homeless contribution -- Credit to Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust
                      (1) (a) Except as provided in Section 59-10-551 , each taxpayer required to file a return
                  pursuant to Section 59-10-502 may designate on the return a contribution of $2, $5, $10, or
                  another amount not less than $2, or no contribution, to the [state] Pamela Atkinson Homeless

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                  Trust Account.
                      (b) Any amount designated as a contribution to this program is to be deducted from the
                  individual's state tax refund and, if a joint return, shall be a joint contribution.
                      (c) This option, once exercised, is irrevocable during the tax year in which it was
                      (d) If no refund is due, the taxpayer may remit the contribution with the return.
                      (2) The commission may [promulgate] make rules to implement this section.
                      (3) The commission shall determine annually the total amount designated pursuant to
                  this section and shall report such amount to the state treasurer who shall credit such amount to
                  the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Account as provided for in Section 9-4-803 .
                      (4) This section applies to calendar-year taxpayers beginning January 1, 1988, and to
                  fiscal-year taxpayers for any part of the taxable year accruing after December 31, 1988, and to all
                  taxable years thereafter.

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