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H.B. 137

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STATE FACILITY WATER CONSERVATION

             2     
PROGRAM

             3     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Larry B. Wiley

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Senate Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill creates the State Facility Water Conservation Program.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines terms;
             14          .    creates the State Facility Water Conservation Program to provide:
             15              .    guidelines, procedures, and design and construction standards to improve water
             16      conservation in existing, renovated, and newly constructed state facilities;
             17              .    information, recommendations, and assistance; and
             18              .    analysis of water use by state agencies;
             19          .    directs the Division of Water Resources to:
             20              .    administer the State Facility Water Conservation Program;
             21              .    provide funding under certain circumstances to a state agency that implements a
             22      conservation measure; and
             23              .    submit an annual report; and
             24          .    directs the Division of Water Resources, in collaboration with the Division of
             25      Facilities Construction and Management, to establish design and construction
             26      standards to improve water conservation.
             27      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:


             28          This bill appropriates:
             29          .    as an ongoing appropriation subject to future budget constraints, $500,000 from the
             30      General Fund to the Division of Water Resources to be used to implement the State
             31      Facility Water Conservation Program.
             32      Other Special Clauses:
             33          None
             34      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             35      ENACTS:
             36          73-10-33, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             37     
             38      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             39          Section 1. Section 73-10-33 is enacted to read:
             40          73-10-33. State Facility Water Conservation Program.
             41          (1) As used in this section:
             42          (a) "Division" means the Division of Water Resources created in Section 73-10-18 .
             43          (b) "Program" means the State Facility Water Conservation Program created in this
             44      section.
             45          (c) "State agency" means an executive, legislative, or judicial branch department,
             46      agency, board, commission, or division, including a state institution of higher education as
             47      defined in Section 53B-3-102 .
             48          (d) (i) "State facility" means a building, structure, or other improvement that is
             49      constructed on property owned by the state or a state agency.
             50          (ii) "State facility" does not mean:
             51          (A) an unoccupied structure that is a component of the state highway system;
             52          (B) a privately owned structure that is located on property owned by the state or a state
             53      agency; or
             54          (C) a structure that is located on land administered by the School and Institutional
             55      Trust Lands Administration under a lease, permit, or contract with the School and Institutional
             56      Trust Lands Administration.
             57          (e) "Water conservation measure" means an action taken or initiated by a state agency
             58      that reduces water use at a state facility.


             59          (2) There is created a State Facility Water Conservation Program.
             60          (3) The division shall develop, administer, and implement the program by:
             61          (a) in accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
             62      enacting a rule:
             63          (i) that establishes voluntary guidelines and procedures to improve indoor and outdoor
             64      water conservation in the maintenance and management of a state facility; and
             65          (ii) in collaboration with the Division of Facilities Construction and Management, that
             66      establishes mandatory design and construction standards to improve indoor and outdoor water
             67      conservation in a state facility that on or after July 1, 2008 is:
             68          (A) constructed; or
             69          (B) renovated to improve plumbing or landscaping;
             70          (b) analyzing water use at a state facility to identify a potential water conservation
             71      measure;
             72          (c) recommending a water conservation measure;
             73          (d) providing information and assistance in implementing a water conservation
             74      measure; and
             75          (e) expending funds appropriated to implement the program for a water conservation
             76      measure.
             77          (4) Beginning in 2009, the division shall submit an annual report to the governor and
             78      the Capital Facilities and Administrative Services Appropriations Subcommittee by August 1
             79      of each year that:
             80          (a) details each water conservation project or activity that was implemented as part of
             81      the program; and
             82          (b) identifies the water conservation projects or activities that the division plans to
             83      implement in the future as part of the program.
             84          (5) (a) A state agency may request funding or reimbursement from the division for
             85      implementation of a water conservation measure.
             86          (b) The division may provide funding or reimbursement to a state agency under
             87      Subsection (5)(a) based on:
             88          (i) the effectiveness of a proposed conservation measure; and
             89          (ii) the availability of funds.


             90          (6) In expending funds appropriated to implement the program, the division shall use
             91      no less than the following percentage of the appropriated amount to pay for the costs of
             92      performing the requirements of Subsections (3)(b), (c), (d), and (e):
             93          (a) 80% in fiscal year 2008-09;
             94          (b) 93% in fiscal year 2009-10; and
             95          (c) 95% in a fiscal year following fiscal year 2009-10.
             96          Section 2. Appropriation.
             97          (1) There is appropriated as an ongoing appropriation subject to future budget
             98      constraints, $500,000 from the General Fund for fiscal year 2008-09, to the Division of Water
             99      Resources.
             100          (2) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Division of Water Resources use the
             101      monies appropriated in Subsection (1) to implement the State Facility Water Conservation
             102      Program.




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