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Third Substitute H.B. 66
6 Douglas C. Aagard
7 J. Stuart Adams
8 Jeff Alexander
9 Chad E. Bennion
10 Ron Bigelow
11 DeMar Bud Bowman
12 Katherine M. Bryson
13 Don E. Bush
14 Craig W. Buttars
15 LaVar ChristensenDavid Clark
Greg J. Curtis
Glenn A. Donnelson
James A. Ferrin
Wayne A. Harper
Eric K. Hutchings
Todd E. Kiser
Bradley G. Last
Rebecca D. LockhartDana C. Love
Michael T. Morley
Merlynn T. Newbold
Michael E. Noel
Darin G. Peterson
J. Morgan Philpot
Martin R. Stephens
Stephen H. Urquhart 16
17 LONG TITLE
18 General Description:
19 This bill modifies statutory appropriation limits and statutory debt limits.
20 Highlighted Provisions:
21 This bill:
22 . modifies the formula for calculating the state appropriation limit and the state debt
24 . eliminates a portion of the existing formula; and
25 . makes technical corrections.
26 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
28 Other Special Clauses:
30 Utah Code Sections Affected:
32 63-38c-102, as last amended by Chapter 16, Laws of Utah 2003
33 63-38c-103, as last amended by Chapters 16 and 88, Laws of Utah 2003
34 63-38c-201, as renumbered and amended by Chapter 275, Laws of Utah 1996
35 63-38c-202, as last amended by Chapter 16, Laws of Utah 2003
36 63-38c-402, as last amended by Chapter 266, Laws of Utah 2002
38 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
39 Section 1. Section 63-38c-102 is amended to read:
40 63-38c-102. Purpose of chapter -- Limitations on state mandated property tax,
41 state appropriations, and state debt.
42 (1) (a) It is the purpose of this chapter to:
43 (i) place a limitation on the state mandated property tax rate under Title 53A, Chapter
44 17a, Minimum School Program Act;
45 (ii) place limitations on state government appropriations based upon [
47 (iii) place a limitation on the state's outstanding general obligation debt.
48 (b) The limitations imposed by this chapter are in addition to limitations on tax levies,
49 rates, and revenues otherwise provided for by law.
50 (2) (a) This chapter may not be construed as requiring the state to collect the full
51 amount of tax revenues permitted to be appropriated by this chapter.
52 (b) This chapter's purpose is to provide a ceiling, not a floor, limitation on the
53 appropriations of state government.
54 (3) The recommendations and budget analysis prepared by the Governor's Office of
55 Planning and Budget and the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst, as required by Title 36,
56 Chapter 12, Legislative Organization, shall be in strict compliance with the limitations imposed
57 under this chapter.
58 Section 2. Section 63-38c-103 is amended to read:
59 63-38c-103. Definitions.
60 As used in this chapter:
61 (1) (a) "Appropriations" means actual unrestricted capital and operating appropriations
62 from unrestricted General Fund[
63 from non-Uniform School Fund income tax revenues as presented in the governor's executive
65 (b) "Appropriation" includes appropriations that are contingent upon available
66 surpluses in the General Fund[
70 (i) debt service expenditures;
71 (ii) emergency expenditures;
72 (iii) expenditures from all other fund or subfund sources presented in the executive
74 (iv) transfers into, or appropriations made to, the General Fund Budget Reserve
75 Account established in Section 63-38-2.5 ;
76 (v) transfers into, or appropriations made to, the Education Budget Reserve Account
77 established in Section 63-38-2.6;
78 (vi) monies appropriated to fund the total one-time project costs for the construction of
79 capital developments as defined in Section 63A-5-104 ; or
80 (vii) appropriations made to the Centennial Highway Fund [
82 (2) "Base year real per capita appropriations" means the result obtained for the state by
83 dividing the fiscal year 1985 actual appropriations of the state less debt monies[
86 (a) the state's July 1, 1983 population; and
87 (b) the fiscal year 1983 inflation index divided by 100.
88 (3) "Calendar year" means the time period beginning on January 1 of any given year
89 and ending on December 31 of the same year.
90 (4) "Fiscal emergency" means an extraordinary occurrence requiring immediate
91 expenditures and includes the settlement under Chapter 4, Laws of Utah 1988, Fourth Special
93 (5) "Fiscal year" means the time period beginning on July 1 of any given year and
94 ending on June 30 of the subsequent year.
95 (6) "Fiscal year 1985 actual base year appropriations" means fiscal year 1985 actual
96 capital and operations appropriations from general[
97 and non-Uniform School Fund income tax revenue sources, less debt monies[
100 (7) "Inflation index" means the change in the general price level of goods and services
101 as measured by the Gross National Product Implicit Price Deflator of the Bureau of Economic
102 Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce calculated as provided in Section 63-38c-202 .
103 (8) (a) "Maximum allowable appropriations limit" means the appropriations that could
104 be, or could have been, spent in any given year under the limitations of this chapter.
105 (b) "Maximum allowable appropriations limit" does not mean actual appropriations
106 spent or actual expenditures.
107 (9) "Most recent fiscal year's inflation index" means the fiscal year inflation index two
108 fiscal years previous to the fiscal year for which the maximum allowable inflation and
109 population appropriations limit is being computed under this chapter.
114 fiscal years previous to the fiscal year for which the maximum allowable inflation and
115 population appropriations limit is being computed under this chapter.
120 year as calculated by the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget according to the procedures
121 and requirements of Section 63-38c-202 .
123 and other monetary exaction and interest connected with it that are recorded as unrestricted
124 revenue of the General Fund[
125 non-Uniform School Fund income tax revenues, except as specifically exempted by this
128 indebtedness, whether or not the bond, note, warrant, or other evidence of indebtedness is or
129 constitutes an "indebtedness" within the meaning of any provision of the constitution or laws of
130 this state.
131 Section 3. Section 63-38c-201 is amended to read:
132 63-38c-201. Appropriations limit -- Formula.
133 (1) There is established a state appropriations limit for each fiscal year beginning after
134 June 30, 1988.
135 (2) For each of these fiscal years, the annual legislative appropriations for this state, its
136 agencies, departments, and institutions may not exceed that sum determined by [
144 agencies, departments, and institutions;
147 year 1989 as having an index value of 100.
149 in this section.
154 Section 4. Section 63-38c-202 is amended to read:
155 63-38c-202. Computing formula elements.
161 shall use:
162 (a) the actual quarterly data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce as of
163 January 31 of each year; and
164 (b) the most recent U.S. Bureau of Census population estimates as of January 31 of
165 each year.
167 Planning and Budget shall:
168 (i) assign the bureau's 1982 calendar year inflation index value of 100 to fiscal year
169 1989 for purposes of computing fiscal year index values;
170 (ii) compute all subsequent fiscal year inflation indexes after having assigned the fiscal
171 year 1989 inflation index a value of 100; and
172 (iii) use the quarterly index values published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis,
173 U.S. Department of Commerce, to compute fiscal year index values.
174 (b) If the bureau changes its calendar base year, appropriate adjustments are to be made
175 in this chapter to accommodate those changes.
177 Governor's Office of Planning and Budget shall convert the April 1 decennial census estimate
178 to a July 1 estimate, unless otherwise estimated by the Bureau of Census.
179 (b) If the bureau changes the state's July 1, 1983 base year population after it conducts
180 the 1990 Census, appropriate adjustments shall be made in this chapter to accommodate those
182 Section 5. Section 63-38c-402 is amended to read:
183 63-38c-402. Debt limitation -- Vote requirement needed to exceed limitation --
185 (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(b), the outstanding general obligation debt
186 of the state may not exceed [
187 approved by more than a two-thirds vote of both houses of the Legislature.
188 (b) Notwithstanding the limitation contained in Subsection (1)(a), debt issued under the
189 authority of the following parts is not subject to the debt limitation established by this section:
190 (i) Title 63B, Chapter 6, Part 2, 1997 Highway General Obligation Bond
192 (ii) Title 63B, Chapter 6, Part 3, 1997 Highway Bond Anticipation Note Authorization;
193 (iii) Title 63B, Chapter 7, Part 2, 1998 Highway General Obligation Bond
195 (iv) Title 63B, Chapter 7, Part 3, 1998 Highway Bond Anticipation Note
197 (v) Title 63B, Chapter 8, Part 2, 1999 Highway General Obligation Bond
199 (vi) Title 63B, Chapter 8, Part 3, 1999 Highway Bond Anticipation Note
201 (vii) Title 63B, Chapter 9, Part 2, 2000 Highway General Obligation Bond;
202 (viii) Title 63B, Chapter 10, Part 1, 2001 Highway General Obligation Bond;
203 (ix) Title 63B, Chapter 10, Part 2, 2001 Highway General Obligation Bond
204 Anticipation Notes;
205 (x) Title 63B, Chapter 11, Part 5, 2002 Highway General Obligation Bond for Salt
206 Lake County; and
207 (xi) Title 63B, Chapter 11, Part 6, 2002 Highway General Obligation Bond
208 Anticipation Notes for Salt Lake County Authorization.
209 (2) This section does not apply if contractual rights will be impaired.
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