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H.B. 301

This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 11:02 AM by jeyring. -->              1     





Chief Sponsor: Ron Bigelow

Senate Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies the Public Safety Code regarding the use of state disaster recovery
             11      funds.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    modifies the State Disaster Recovery Restricted Account to authorize the
             15      Legislature to appropriate funds from the account to address a General Fund budget
             16      deficit.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          This bill provides an immediate effective date.
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          53-2-403, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 216, 250, and 382
             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             26          Section 1. Section 53-2-403 is amended to read:
             27           53-2-403. State Disaster Recovery Restricted Account.

             28          (1) (a) There is created a restricted account in the General Fund known as the "State
             29      Disaster Recovery Restricted Account."
             30          (b) The disaster recovery fund shall consist of:
             31          (i) monies deposited into the disaster recovery fund in accordance with Section
             32      63J-1-204 ;
             33          (ii) monies appropriated to the disaster recovery fund by the Legislature; and
             34          (iii) any other public or private monies received by the division that are:
             35          (A) given to the division for purposes consistent with this section; and
             36          (B) deposited into the disaster recovery fund at the request of:
             37          (I) the division; or
             38          (II) the person giving the monies.
             39          (c) The Division of Finance shall deposit interest or other earnings derived from
             40      investment of fund monies into the General Fund.
             41          (d) Monies in the disaster recovery fund may only be used as follows:
             42          (i) without the monies being appropriated by the Legislature, in any fiscal year the
             43      division may use $100,000 to fund, in accordance with Section 53-2-404 , costs to the state of
             44      emergency disaster services in response to a declared disaster; [and]
             45          (ii) subject to being appropriated by the Legislature, monies not described in
             46      Subsection (1)(d)(i) may be used to fund costs to the state directly related to a declared disaster
             47      that are not costs related to:
             48          (A) emergency disaster services;
             49          (B) emergency preparedness; or
             50          (C) notwithstanding whether or not a county participates in the Wildland Fire
             51      Suppression Fund created in Section 65A-8-204 , any fire suppression or presuppression costs
             52      that may be paid for from the Wildland Fire Suppression Fund if the county participates in the
             53      Wildland Fire Suppression Fund[.]; and
             54          (iii) H. for fiscal years 2009 and 2010 only, .H to address a General Fund budget deficit
             54a      as defined in Section 63J-1-202 .
             55          (2) The state treasurer shall invest monies in the disaster recovery fund according to
             56      Title 51, Chapter 7, State Money Management Act.
             57          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (1), the monies in the disaster recovery fund
             58      may not be diverted, appropriated, or used for a purpose that is not listed in this section.

             59          (b) Notwithstanding Section 63J-1-307 , the Legislature may not appropriate monies
             60      from the disaster recovery fund to eliminate or otherwise reduce an operating deficit if the
             61      monies appropriated from the disaster recovery fund are used for a purpose other than one
             62      listed in this section.
             63          (c) The Legislature may not amend the purposes for which monies in the disaster
             64      recovery fund may be used except by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all the members
             65      elected to each house.
             66          Section 2. Effective date.
             67          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             68      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             69      Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             70      the date of veto override.

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