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Second Substitute H.B. 120

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 1:55 PM by jeyring. -->

Representative Bradley A. Winn proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
SNAKE VALLEY AQUIFER RESEARCH TEAM

             2     
AND ADVISORY COUNCIL

             3     
2009 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: Bradley A. Winn

             6     
Senate Sponsor: Dennis E. Stowell

             7     
             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill creates the Snake Valley Aquifer Research Team and Advisory Council.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    creates the Snake Valley Aquifer Research Team;
             14          .    creates the Snake Valley Aquifer Advisory Council;
             15          .    establishes council duties; and
             16          .    establishes research team data and information collection and reporting duties.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          63J-4-603, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 381 and renumbered and
             24      amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             25      ENACTS:


             26          63C-12-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             27          63C-12-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             28          63C-12-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             29          63C-12-104, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             30          63C-12-105, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             31          63C-12-106, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             32          63C-12-107, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             33          63C-12-108, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             34     
             35      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             36          Section 1. Section 63C-12-101 is enacted to read:
             37     
CHAPTER 12. SNAKE VALLEY AQUIFER ADVISORY COUNCIL

             38          63C-12-101. Title.
             39          This chapter is known as the "Snake Valley Aquifer Advisory Council."
             40          Section 2. Section 63C-12-102 is enacted to read:
             41          63C-12-102. Definitions.
             42          As used in this chapter:
             43          (1) "Council" means the Snake Valley Aquifer Advisory Council created in Section
             44      63C-12-103 .
             45          (2) "Research team" means the Snake Valley Research Team created in Section
             46      63C-12-107 .
             47          Section 3. Section 63C-12-103 is enacted to read:
             48          63C-12-103. Council creation -- Members -- Terms.
             49          (1) There is created a state advisory council known as the "Snake Valley Aquifer
             50      Advisory Council."
             51          (2) The advisory council is composed of the following seven members:
             52          (a) the governor or the governor's designee; and
             53          (b) six members appointed by the governor as follows:
             54          (i) two county commissioners, from individuals recommended by an organization that
             55      represents counties in the state, who are residents of:
             56          (A) Tooele County;


             57          (B) Juab County;
             58          (C) Millard County; or
             59          (D) Beaver County;
             60          (ii) one H. [ member ] elected representative .H of H. [ the ] .H Salt Lake County
             60a      H. [ Council ] government, .H from individuals recommended by an
             61      organization that represents counties in the state;
             62          (iii) two residents of:
             63          (A) Tooele County;
             64          (B) Juab County;
             65          (C) Millard County; or
             66          (D) Beaver County; and
             67          (iv) a representative of the Confederate Tribes of Goshute Reservation.
             68          (3) A member appointed under Subsection (2)(b) is appointed to a two-year term.
             69          (4) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (3), the governor shall, at the time
             70      of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of council
             71      members appointed under Subsection (2)(b) are staggered so that approximately half of the
             72      council is appointed every two years.
             73          (5) The governor shall appoint a chairperson.
             74          (6) If a vacancy occurs in council membership for any reason the replacement shall be
             75      appointed for the unexpired term in the same manner as the vacated member was appointed.
             76          Section 4. Section 63C-12-104 is enacted to read:
             77          63C-12-104. Advisory council duties -- Meetings.
             78          (1) The council shall:
             79          (a) meet at least annually but may also meet at the call of:
             80          (i) the chair; or
             81          (ii) at least two council members;
             82          (b) provide advice to the research team, including recommendations concerning the
             83      type of data and information gathered by the research team;
             84          (c) review the data and information gathered and reported by the research team,
             85      including baseline data and changes from baseline data; and
             86          (d) act as liaison between the research team and the persons represented by the council.
             87          (2) A majority of the council members constitute a quorum for the transaction of


             88      council business.
             89          (3) The council may advise the governor and the Legislature on any issue relating to its
             90      review under Subsection (1)(c).
             91          Section 5. Section 63C-12-105 is enacted to read:
             92          63C-12-105. Compensation of members -- Expenses.
             93          (1) This section applies to members of the council.
             94          (2) (a) A member who is not a government employee may not receive compensation or
             95      benefits for the member's service, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
             96      performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
             97      under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             98          (b) A member may decline to receive per diem and expenses for the member's service.
             99          (3) (a) A state government officer and employee member who does not receive salary,
             100      per diem, or expenses from the agency the member represents for the member's service may
             101      receive per diem and expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties at
             102      the rates established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             103          (b) A state government officer and employee member may decline to receive per diem
             104      and expenses for the member's service.
             105          (4) (a) A local government member who does not receive salary, per diem, or expenses
             106      from the entity that the member represents for the member's service may receive per diem and
             107      expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by
             108      the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             109          (b) A local government member may decline to receive per diem and expenses for the
             110      member's service.
             111          Section 6. Section 63C-12-106 is enacted to read:
             112          63C-12-106. Staff.
             113          The director of the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office shall provide staff services
             114      to the council.
             115          Section 7. Section 63C-12-107 is enacted to read:
             116          63C-12-107. Research team.
             117          (1) There is created a Snake Valley Aquifer Research Team composed of the following
             118      four members:


             119          (a) a representative of the Division of Air Quality, appointed by the executive director
             120      of the Department of Environmental Quality;
             121          (b) a representative of the Department of Agriculture and Food, appointed by the
             122      commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Food;
             123          (c) the executive director of the Department of Natural Resources or the executive
             124      director's designee; and
             125          (d) the director of the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office.
             126          (2) The director of the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office shall coordinate and
             127      direct the research team's data and information compilation and reporting required by Section
             128      63C-12-108 .
             129          Section 8. Section 63C-12-108 is enacted to read:
             130          63C-12-108. Research team duties.
             131          The research team shall:
             132          (1) compile existing scientific research baseline data on the potential impact of the use
             133      of water resources in the interstate groundwater flow system specified in the Lincoln County
             134      Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004, Pub. L. No. 108-424, including the
             135      impact on:
             136          (a) surface water and groundwater;
             137          (b) vegetation, including invasive species;
             138          (c) agriculture;
             139          (d) soils;
             140          (e) air quality;
             141          (f) wildlife;
             142          (g) the geologic integrity of the aquifer; and
             143          (h) socioeconomic conditions;
             144          (2) compile changes to the baseline data compiled under Subsection (1);
             145          (3) seek to enter into cooperative agreements with governmental entities to share
             146      relevant data and information;
             147          (4) provide an annual data and information report to the council; and
             148          (5) seek the voluntary participation of experts in academia and the private sector in the
             149      activities of the research team.


             150          Section 9. Section 63J-4-603 is amended to read:
             151           63J-4-603. Powers and duties of coordinator and office.
             152          (1) The coordinator and the office shall:
             153          (a) assist the state planning coordinator in fulfilling the duties outlined in Section
             154      63J-4-401 as those duties relate to the development of public lands policies by:
             155          (i) developing cooperative contracts and agreements between the state, political
             156      subdivisions, and agencies of the federal government for involvement in the development of
             157      public lands policies;
             158          (ii) producing research, documents, maps, studies, analysis, or other information that
             159      supports the state's participation in the development of public lands policy;
             160          (iii) preparing comments to ensure that the positions of the state and political
             161      subdivisions are considered in the development of public lands policy;
             162          (iv) partnering with state agencies and political subdivisions in an effort to:
             163          (A) prepare coordinated public lands policies;
             164          (B) develop consistency reviews and responses to public lands policies;
             165          (C) develop management plans that relate to public lands policies; and
             166          (D) develop and maintain a statewide land use plan that is based on cooperation and in
             167      conjunction with political subdivisions; and
             168          (v) providing other information or services related to public lands policies as requested
             169      by the state planning coordinator; [and]
             170          (b) facilitate and coordinate the exchange of information, comments, and
             171      recommendations on public lands policies between and among:
             172          (i) state agencies;
             173          (ii) political subdivisions;
             174          (iii) the Office of Rural Development created under Section 63M-1-1602 ;
             175          (iv) the Resource Development Coordinating Committee created under Section
             176      63J-4-501 ;
             177          (v) School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration created under Section
             178      53C-1-201 ;
             179          (vi) the committee created under Section 63F-1-508 to award grants to counties to
             180      inventory and map R.S. 2477 rights-of-way, associated structures, and other features; and


             181          (vii) the Constitutional Defense Council created under Section 63C-4-101 ;
             182          (c) perform the duties established in Title 9, Chapter 8, Part 3, Antiquities, and Title 9,
             183      Chapter 8, Part 4, Historic Sites; [and]
             184          (d) consistent with other statutory duties, encourage agencies to responsibly preserve
             185      archaeological resources[.];
             186          (e) provide staff services to the Snake Valley Aquifer Council created in Section
             187      63C-12-103 ; and
             188          (f) coordinate and direct the Snake Valley Research Team created in Section
             189      63C-12-107 .
             190          (2) In providing assistance to the state planning coordinator under Subsection (1)(a),
             191      the coordinator and office shall take into consideration the:
             192          (a) findings provided under Subsections 63J-4-401 (6) and (7); and
             193          (b) recommendations of the council.


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