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RECODIFICATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES

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PROVISIONS

             3     
2009 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: John G. Mathis

             6     
Senate Sponsor: Dennis E. Stowell

             7     
             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill amends and enacts provisions relating to natural resources.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    creates Title 79, Natural Resources;
             14          .    enacts chapter and part titles;
             15          .    renumbers and amends the following chapters from Title 63, State Affairs in
             16      General:
             17              .    Chapter 34, Utah Natural Resources Act;
             18              .    Chapter 73, Geological Survey;
             19              .    Chapter 11, Parks and Recreation; and
             20              .    Chapter 11a, Recreational Trails;
             21          .    amends cross-references to the renumbered sections;
             22          .    cross-references sections that create policy boards within the department with a
             23      general provision relating to policy board members;
             24          .    exempts policy board members from a provision in the Utah Public Officers' and
             25      Employees' Ethics Act if the member refrains from voting on a matter in which the
             26      member has an interest;
             27          .    repeals and reenacts sections relating to:
             28              .    the department's authority to adopt a fee schedule;
             29              .    the department's authority to accept federal funds;


             30              .    the department's authority to plan for the development and conservation of
             31      natural resources and outdoor recreational resources;
             32              .    department volunteers;
             33              .    the Board of Parks and Recreation's rulemaking authority; and
             34              .    fees for the Green River State Park;
             35          .    defines terms;
             36          .    repeals intent language;
             37          .    repeals part of a provision relating to policy board members;
             38          .    clarifies the applicability of the Administrative Procedures Act in department
             39      proceedings;
             40          .    repeals part of a provision that is no longer applicable relating to interest generated
             41      by the Utah Geological Survey Sample Library Fund;
             42          .    amends a provision related to paleontological resources on SITLA land;
             43          .    repeals a provision relating to geological survey employees under the University of
             44      Utah salary schedule;
             45          .    repeals several sections related to state parks that are no longer applicable,
             46      including references to:
             47              .    the Utah State Park and Recreation Commission;
             48              .    Jordan River State Park;
             49              .    the Riverway Enhancement Advisory Council;
             50              .    the Riverway Enhancement Program;
             51              .    the old Utah State Prison;
             52              .    Wasatch Mountain State Park;
             53              .    Pioneer Monument State Park;
             54              .    Bonneville Scenic Drive; and
             55              .    Indian and frontier history and culture;
             56          .    requires the Division of Parks and Recreation to hold a public hearing if requested
             57      by a county legislative body;


             58          .    repeals the Centennial Nonmotorized Path and Trail Crossing Program;
             59          .    clarifies the Board of Parks and Recreation's authority to give grants for
             60      recreational trails; and
             61          .    makes technical changes.
             62      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             63          None
             64      Other Special Clauses:
             65          None
             66      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             67      AMENDS:
             68          11-38-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 138
             69          23-14-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 176
             70          40-6-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 34
             71          40-6-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 176
             72          40-6-15, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1983, Chapter 205
             73          40-6-17, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1983, Chapter 205
             74          40-6-19, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 256
             75          40-8-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             76          40-8-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             77          40-10-27, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 135
             78          41-22-12, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 136
             79          53-13-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             80          54-17-701, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 374
             81          59-5-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             82          59-7-614, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 389
             83          59-10-1014, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 389
             84          59-10-1106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 389
             85          59-12-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Second Special Session, Chapter 5


             86          59-23-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 16
             87          63A-5-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             88          63A-5-222, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 250
             89          63B-4-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             90          63C-11-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 361
             91          63G-2-206, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 95 and renumbered and
             92      amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             93          63G-2-301, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             94          63J-4-502, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             95          65A-1-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter 159
             96          65A-1-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter 159
             97          65A-1-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapters 159 and 243
             98          65A-1-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             99          65A-8-302, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 136
             100          67-19-27, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 123
             101          72-2-117.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 286
             102          72-5-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             103          72-11-204, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter 195
             104          73-3-30, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 311
             105          73-10-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 131
             106          73-10c-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 142
             107          73-10e-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1986, Chapter 167
             108          76-6-206.2, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 103
             109          78A-3-102, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
             110          78A-4-103, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
             111      ENACTS:
             112          79-1-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             113          79-1-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953


             114          79-2-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             115          79-2-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             116          79-2-302, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             117          79-3-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             118          79-4-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             119          79-4-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             120          79-4-304, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             121          79-5-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             122      RENUMBERS AND AMENDS:
             123          79-2-201, (Renumbered from 63-34-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter
             124      159)
             125          79-2-202 (Contingently Effective), (Renumbered from 63-34-5 (Contingently
             126      Effective), as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             127          79-2-202 (Contingently Superseded), (Renumbered from 63-34-5 (Contingently
             128      Superseded), as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 144)
             129          79-2-203, (Renumbered from 63-34-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter
             130      176)
             131          79-2-204, (Renumbered from 63-34-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter
             132      250)
             133          79-2-205, (Renumbered from 63-34-3.1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008,
             134      Chapter 382)
             135          79-2-301, (Renumbered from 63-34-8, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1983, Chapter
             136      318)
             137          79-2-303, (Renumbered from 63-34-14, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005,
             138      Chapter 71)
             139          79-2-304, (Renumbered from 63-34-20, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 35)
             140          79-2-305 (Contingently Effective), (Renumbered from 63-34-3.2 (Contingently
             141      Effective), as enacted by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 142)


             142          79-2-306 (Contingently Effective), (Renumbered from 63-34-3.3 (Contingently
             143      Effective), as enacted by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 142)
             144          79-2-401, (Renumbered from 63-34-9, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1981, Chapter 186)
             145          79-2-402, (Renumbered from 63-34-15, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008,
             146      Chapter 382)
             147          79-2-403, (Renumbered from 63-34-21, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters
             148      203 and 203)
             149          79-3-102, (Renumbered from 63-73-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter
             150      79)
             151          79-3-201, (Renumbered from 63-73-5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1988, Chapter 137)
             152          79-3-202, (Renumbered from 63-73-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter
             153      382)
             154          79-3-203, (Renumbered from 63-73-7, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1988, Chapter 137)
             155          79-3-204, (Renumbered from 63-73-8, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1988, Chapter 137)
             156          79-3-205, (Renumbered from 63-73-9, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1988, Chapter 137)
             157          79-3-301, (Renumbered from 63-73-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter
             158      28)
             159          79-3-302, (Renumbered from 63-73-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter
             160      243)
             161          79-3-303, (Renumbered from 63-73-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter
             162      382)
             163          79-3-401, (Renumbered from 63-73-10, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1988, Chapter
             164      137)
             165          79-3-402, (Renumbered from 63-73-21, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002,
             166      Chapter 256)
             167          79-3-501, (Renumbered from 63-73-12, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter
             168      170)
             169          79-3-502, (Renumbered from 63-73-13, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter


             170      170)
             171          79-3-503, (Renumbered from 63-73-14, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter
             172      170)
             173          79-3-504, (Renumbered from 63-73-15, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter
             174      170)
             175          79-3-505, (Renumbered from 63-73-16, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter
             176      170)
             177          79-3-506, (Renumbered from 63-73-17, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter
             178      170)
             179          79-3-507, (Renumbered from 63-73-18, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter
             180      170)
             181          79-3-508, (Renumbered from 63-73-19, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter
             182      170)
             183          79-3-509, (Renumbered from 63-73-20, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1996,
             184      Chapter 15)
             185          79-3-510, (Renumbered from 63-73-11, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter
             186      170)
             187          79-4-201, (Renumbered from 63-11-17.1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1969,
             188      Chapter 198)
             189          79-4-202, (Renumbered from 63-11-18, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1983,
             190      Chapter 318)
             191          79-4-203, (Renumbered from 63-11-17, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008,
             192      Chapters 3, 201, and 382)
             193          79-4-204, (Renumbered from 63-11-19, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1969,
             194      Chapter 198)
             195          79-4-205, (Renumbered from 63-11-20, as repealed and reenacted by Laws of Utah
             196      1993, Chapter 247)
             197          79-4-206, (Renumbered from 63-11-68, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter


             198      285)
             199          79-4-301, (Renumbered from 63-11-12, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008,
             200      Chapter 382)
             201          79-4-302, (Renumbered from 63-11-14, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002,
             202      Chapter 176)
             203          79-4-303, (Renumbered from 63-11-16, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1967, Chapter
             204      176)
             205          79-4-305, (Renumbered from 63-11-13, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1983,
             206      Chapter 318)
             207          79-4-401, (Renumbered from 63-11-21, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1983,
             208      Chapter 318)
             209          79-4-402, (Renumbered from 63-11-66, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004,
             210      Chapter 103)
             211          79-4-403, (Renumbered from 63-11-19.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000,
             212      Chapter 70)
             213          79-4-404, (Renumbered from 63-11-67, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter
             214      201)
             215          79-4-501, (Renumbered from 63-11-17.2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1998,
             216      Chapter 282)
             217          79-4-502, (Renumbered from 63-11-17.3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997,
             218      Chapter 315)
             219          79-4-601, (Renumbered from 63-11-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1969, Chapter
             220      198)
             221          79-4-602, (Renumbered from 63-11-54.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000,
             222      Chapter 20)
             223          79-4-603, (Renumbered from 63-11-54, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1973, Chapter
             224      161)
             225          79-4-604, (Renumbered from 63-11-55, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1973, Chapter


             226      161)
             227          79-4-701, (Renumbered from 63-11-3.1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000,
             228      Chapter 300)
             229          79-4-702, (Renumbered from 63-11-3.2, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter
             230      225)
             231          79-4-703, (Renumbered from 63-11-3.3, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter
             232      225)
             233          79-4-704, (Renumbered from 63-11-10.2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1969,
             234      Chapter 198)
             235          79-4-705, (Renumbered from 63-11-10.3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1969,
             236      Chapter 198)
             237          79-4-801, (Renumbered from 63-11-16.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1986,
             238      Chapter 167)
             239          79-4-802, (Renumbered from 63-11-17.8, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000,
             240      Chapter 20)
             241          79-4-901, (Renumbered from 63-11-63, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1977, Chapter
             242      182)
             243          79-4-1001, (Renumbered from 63-11-19.2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003,
             244      Chapter 336)
             245          79-5-102, (Renumbered from 63-11a-101, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter
             246      144)
             247          79-5-103, (Renumbered from 63-11a-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter
             248      144)
             249          79-5-201, (Renumbered from 63-11a-401, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter
             250      144)
             251          79-5-202, (Renumbered from 63-11a-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1999,
             252      Chapter 270)
             253          79-5-301, (Renumbered from 63-11a-201, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter


             254      144)
             255          79-5-302, (Renumbered from 63-11a-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008,
             256      Chapter 308)
             257          79-5-303, (Renumbered from 63-11a-202, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter
             258      144)
             259          79-5-304, (Renumbered from 63-11a-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993,
             260      Chapter 281)
             261          79-5-401, (Renumbered from 63-11a-301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993,
             262      Chapter 281)
             263          79-5-501, (Renumbered from 63-11a-501, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000,
             264      Chapter 20)
             265          79-5-502, (Renumbered from 63-11a-502, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter
             266      144)
             267          79-5-503, (Renumbered from 63-11a-504, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter
             268      342)
             269      REPEALS:
             270          63-11-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 306
             271          63-11-17.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 227
             272          63-11-17.7, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter 213
             273          63-11-19.1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 276
             274          63-11-19.6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 70
             275          63-11-33, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1987, Chapter 167
             276          63-11-34, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1969, Chapter 139
             277          63-11-35, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1969, Chapter 139
             278          63-11-36, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1969, Chapter 139
             279          63-11-56, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1974, Chapter 29
             280          63-11-62, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1977, Chapter 182
             281          63-11a-503, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382


             282          63-34-1, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1967, Chapter 176
             283          63-34-7, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1969, Chapter 198
             284          63-34-10, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1981, Chapter 186
             285          63-34-11, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter 236
             286          63-34-12, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 139
             287          63-34-16, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 16
             288          63-34-17, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             289          63-34-18, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 16
             290          63-34-19, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 16
             291     
             292      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             293          Section 1. Section 11-38-302 is amended to read:
             294           11-38-302. Use of money in fund -- Criteria -- Administration.
             295          (1) Subject to Subsection (2), the commission may authorize the use of money in the
             296      fund, by grant or loan, to:
             297          (a) a local entity;
             298          (b) the Department of Natural Resources created under Section [ 63-34-3 ] 79-2-201 ;
             299          (c) the Department of Agriculture and Food created under Section 4-2-1 ; or
             300          (d) a charitable organization that qualifies as being tax exempt under Section
             301      501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
             302          (2) (a) The money in the fund shall be used for preserving or restoring open land and
             303      agricultural land.
             304          (b) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(b)(ii), money from the fund may not be
             305      used to purchase a fee interest in real property in order to preserve open land or agricultural
             306      land, but may be used to establish a conservation easement under Title 57, Chapter 18, Land
             307      Conservation Easement Act, or to fund similar methods to preserve open land or agricultural
             308      land.
             309          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(b)(i), money from the fund may be used to


             310      purchase a fee interest in real property to preserve open land or agricultural land if:
             311          (A) the parcel to be purchased is no more than 20 acres in size; and
             312          (B) with respect to a parcel purchased in a county in which over 50% of the land area
             313      is publicly owned, real property roughly equivalent in size and located within that county is
             314      contemporaneously transferred to private ownership from the governmental entity that
             315      purchased the fee interest in real property.
             316          (iii) Eminent domain may not be used or threatened in connection with any purchase
             317      using money from the fund.
             318          (iv) A parcel of land larger than 20 acres in size may not be divided into separate
             319      parcels smaller than 20 acres each to meet the requirement of Subsection (2)(b)(ii).
             320          (c) A [county, city, town] local entity, department, or organization under Subsection
             321      (1) may not receive money from the fund unless it provides matching funds equal to or greater
             322      than the amount of money received from the fund.
             323          (d) In loaning or granting money from the fund, the commission may impose
             324      conditions on the recipient as to how the money is to be spent.
             325          (e) The commission shall give priority to requests from the Department of Natural
             326      Resources for up to 20% of each annual increase in the amount of money in the fund if the
             327      money is used for the protection of wildlife or watershed.
             328          (f) (i) The commission may not make a grant or loan from the fund that exceeds
             329      $1,000,000 until after making a report to the Legislative Management Committee about the
             330      grant or loan.
             331          (ii) The Legislative Management Committee may make a recommendation to the
             332      commission concerning the intended grant or loan, but the recommendation is not binding on
             333      the commission.
             334          (3) (a) If money from the fund is distributed in the form of a loan, the commission
             335      may require interest to be paid and shall establish other terms of each loan, including a
             336      repayment schedule.
             337          (b) Each payment on a loan from the fund shall be returned to the fund and shall be


             338      applied first to interest and then to principal.
             339          (4) In determining the amount and type of financial assistance to provide an entity,
             340      department, or organization under Subsection (1) and subject to Subsection (2)(f), the
             341      commission:
             342          (a) if the assistance is in the form of a loan, shall consider the borrower's ability to
             343      repay the loan; and
             344          (b) shall consider:
             345          (i) the nature and amount of open land and agricultural land proposed to be preserved
             346      or restored;
             347          (ii) the qualities of the open land and agricultural land proposed to be preserved or
             348      restored;
             349          (iii) the cost effectiveness of the project to preserve or restore open land or agricultural
             350      land;
             351          (iv) the funds available;
             352          (v) the number of actual and potential applications for financial assistance and the
             353      amount of money sought by those applications;
             354          (vi) the open land preservation plan of the local entity where the project is located and
             355      the priority placed on the project by that local entity;
             356          (vii) the effects on housing affordability and diversity; and
             357          (viii) whether the project protects against the loss of private property ownership.
             358          (5) If a [county, city, town] local entity, department, or organization under Subsection
             359      (1) seeks money from the fund for a project whose purpose is to protect critical watershed, the
             360      commission shall require that the needs and quality of that project be verified by the state
             361      engineer.
             362          (6) Each interest in real property purchased with money from the fund shall be held
             363      and administered by the state or a local entity.
             364          Section 2. Section 23-14-2 is amended to read:
             365           23-14-2. Wildlife Board -- Creation -- Membership -- Terms -- Quorum --


             366      Meetings -- Per diem and expenses.
             367          (1) There is created a Wildlife Board which shall consist of seven members appointed
             368      by the governor with the consent of the Senate.
             369          (2) (a) [The] In addition to the requirements of Section 79-2-203 , the members of the
             370      board shall have expertise or experience in at least one of the following areas:
             371          (i) wildlife management or biology;
             372          (ii) habitat management, including range or aquatic;
             373          (iii) business, including knowledge of private land issues; and
             374          (iv) economics, including knowledge of recreational wildlife uses.
             375          (b) Each of the areas of expertise under Subsection (2)(a) shall be represented by at
             376      least one member of the Wildlife Board.
             377          (3) (a) The governor shall select each board member from a list of nominees submitted
             378      by the nominating committee pursuant to Section 23-14-2.5 .
             379          (b) No more than two members shall be from a single wildlife region described in
             380      Subsection 23-14-2.6 (1).
             381          (c) The governor may request an additional list of at least two nominees from the
             382      nominating committee if the initial list of nominees for a given position is unacceptable.
             383          (d) (i) If the governor fails to appoint a board member within 60 days after receipt of
             384      the initial or additional list, the nominating committee shall make an interim appointment by
             385      majority vote.
             386          (ii) The interim board member shall serve until the matter is resolved by the committee
             387      and the governor or until the board member is replaced pursuant to this chapter.
             388          (4) (a) Except as required by Subsection (4)(b), as terms of current board members
             389      expire, the governor shall appoint each new member or reappointed member to a six-year term.
             390          (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (4)(a), the governor shall, at the
             391      time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that:
             392          (i) the terms of board members are staggered so that approximately 1/3 of the board is
             393      appointed every two years; and


             394          (ii) members serving from the same region have staggered terms.
             395          (c) If a vacancy occurs, the nominating committee shall submit two names, as
             396      provided in Subsection 23-14-2.5 (4), to the governor and the governor shall appoint a
             397      replacement for the unexpired term.
             398          (d) Board members may serve only one term unless:
             399          (i) the member is among the first board members appointed to serve four years or less;
             400      or
             401          (ii) the member filled a vacancy under Subsection (4)(c) for four years or less.
             402          (5) (a) The board shall elect a chair and a vice chair from its membership.
             403          (b) Four members of the board shall constitute a quorum.
             404          (c) The director of the Division of Wildlife Resources shall act as secretary to the
             405      board but shall not be a voting member of the board.
             406          (6) (a) The Wildlife Board shall hold a sufficient number of public meetings each year
             407      to expeditiously conduct its business.
             408          (b) Meetings may be called by the chair upon five days notice or upon shorter notice
             409      in emergency situations.
             410          (c) Meetings may be held at the Salt Lake City office of the Division of Wildlife
             411      Resources or elsewhere as determined by the Wildlife Board.
             412          (7) (a) (i) Members who are not government employees shall receive no compensation
             413      or benefits for their services, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
             414      performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
             415      under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             416          (ii) Members may decline to receive per diem and expenses for their service.
             417          (b) (i) State government officer and employee members who do not receive salary, per
             418      diem, or expenses from their agency for their service may receive per diem and expenses
             419      incurred in the performance of their official duties from the board at the rates established by
             420      the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             421          (ii) State government officer and employee members may decline to receive per diem


             422      and expenses for their service.
             423          (8) (a) The members of the Wildlife Board shall complete an orientation course to
             424      assist them in the performance of the duties of their office.
             425          (b) The Department of Natural Resources shall provide the course required under
             426      Subsection (8)(a).
             427          Section 3. Section 40-6-2 is amended to read:
             428           40-6-2. Definitions.
             429          For the purpose of this chapter:
             430          (1) "Board" means the Board of Oil, Gas, and Mining.
             431          (2) "Correlative rights" means the opportunity of each owner in a pool to produce his
             432      just and equitable share of the oil and gas in the pool without waste.
             433          (3) "Condensate" means hydrocarbons, regardless of gravity, that:
             434          (a) occur naturally in the gaseous phase in the reservoir; and
             435          (b) are separated from the natural gas as liquids through the process of condensation
             436      either in the reservoir, in the wellbore, or at the surface in field separators.
             437          (4) "Consenting owner" means an owner who consents in advance to the drilling and
             438      operation of a well and agrees to bear his proportionate share of the costs of the drilling and
             439      operation of the well.
             440          (5) "Crude oil" means hydrocarbons, regardless of gravity, that:
             441          (a) occur naturally in the liquid phase in the reservoir; and
             442          (b) are produced and recovered at the wellhead in liquid form.
             443          (6) (a) "Gas" means natural gas, as defined in Subsection (9), natural gas liquids, as
             444      defined in Subsection (10), other gas, as defined in Subsection (14), or any mixture of them.
             445          (b) "Gas" does not include any gaseous or liquid substance processed from coal, oil
             446      shale, or tar sands.
             447          (7) "Illegal oil" or "illegal gas" means oil or gas that has been produced from any well
             448      within the state in violation of this chapter or any rule or order of the board.
             449          (8) "Illegal product" means any product derived in whole or in part from illegal oil or


             450      illegal gas.
             451          (9) (a) "Natural gas" means hydrocarbons that occur naturally in the gaseous phase in
             452      the reservoir and are produced and recovered at the wellhead in gaseous form, except natural
             453      gas liquids as defined in Subsection (10) and condensate as defined in Subsection (3).
             454          (b) "Natural gas" includes coalbed methane gas.
             455          (10) "Natural gas liquids" means hydrocarbons, regardless of gravity, that are
             456      separated from natural gas as liquids in gas processing plants through the process of
             457      condensation, absorption, adsorption, or other methods.
             458          (11) "Nonconsenting owner" means an owner who after written notice does not
             459      consent in advance to the drilling and operation of a well or agree to bear his proportionate
             460      share of the costs.
             461          (12) (a) "Oil" means crude oil, as defined in Subsection (5), condensate, as defined in
             462      Subsection (3), or any mixture of them.
             463          (b) "Oil" does not include any gaseous or liquid substance processed from coal, oil
             464      shale, or tar sands.
             465          (13) (a) "Oil and gas proceeds" means any payment that:
             466          (i) derives from oil and gas production from any well located in the state;
             467          (ii) is expressed as a right to a specified interest in the:
             468          (A) cash proceeds received from the sale of the oil and gas; or
             469          (B) the cash value of the oil and gas; and
             470          (iii) is subject to any tax withheld from the payment pursuant to law.
             471          (b) "Oil and gas proceeds" includes a royalty interest, overriding royalty interest,
             472      production payment interest, or working interest.
             473          (c) "Oil and gas proceeds" does not include a net profits interest or other interest the
             474      extent of which cannot be determined with reference to a specified share of:
             475          (i) the cash proceeds received from the sale of the oil and gas; or
             476          (ii) the cash value of the oil and gas.
             477          (14) (a) "Other gas" means nonhydrocarbon gases that:


             478          (i) occur naturally in the gaseous phase in the reservoir; or
             479          (ii) are injected into the reservoir in connection with pressure maintenance, gas
             480      cycling, or other secondary or enhanced recovery projects.
             481          (b) "Other gas" includes hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, helium, and nitrogen.
             482          (15) "Owner" means the person who has the right:
             483          (a) to drill into and produce from a reservoir; and
             484          (b) appropriate the oil and gas produced for himself or for himself and others.
             485          (16) "Operator" means the person who has been designated by the owners or the board
             486      to operate a well or unit.
             487          (17) "Payor" means the person who undertakes to distribute oil and gas proceeds to the
             488      persons entitled to them, whether as the first purchaser of that production, as operator of the
             489      well from which the production was obtained, or as lessee under the lease on which royalty is
             490      due.
             491          (18) "Pool" means an underground reservoir containing a common accumulation of oil
             492      or gas or both. Each zone of a general structure that is completely separated from any other
             493      zone in the structure is a separate pool. "Common source of supply" and "reservoir" are
             494      synonymous with "pool."
             495          (19) "Pooling" means the bringing together of separately owned interests for the
             496      common development and operation of a drilling unit.
             497          (20) "Producer" means the owner or operator of a well capable of producing oil and
             498      gas.
             499          (21) "Product" means any commodity made from oil and gas.
             500          (22) "Waste" means:
             501          (a) the inefficient, excessive, or improper use or the unnecessary dissipation of oil or
             502      gas or reservoir energy;
             503          (b) the inefficient storing of oil or gas;
             504          (c) the locating, drilling, equipping, operating, or producing of any oil or gas well in a
             505      manner that causes:


             506          (i) a reduction in the quantity of oil or gas ultimately recoverable from a reservoir
             507      under prudent and economical operations;
             508          (ii) unnecessary wells to be drilled; or
             509          (iii) the loss or destruction of oil or gas either at the surface or subsurface; or
             510          (d) the production of oil or gas in excess of:
             511          (i) transportation or storage facilities; or
             512          (ii) the amount reasonably required to be produced as a result of the proper drilling,
             513      completing, testing, or operating of a well or otherwise utilized on the lease from which it is
             514      produced.
             515          Section 4. Section 40-6-4 is amended to read:
             516           40-6-4. Board of Oil, Gas, and Mining created -- Functions -- Appointment of
             517      members -- Terms -- Chair -- Quorum -- Expenses.
             518          (1) There is created within the Department of Natural Resources the Board of Oil, Gas,
             519      and Mining. The board shall be the policy making body for the Division of Oil, Gas, and
             520      Mining.
             521          (2) The board shall consist of seven members appointed by the governor with the
             522      consent of the Senate. No more than four members shall be from the same political party.
             523      [The] In addition to the requirements of Section 79-2-203 , the members shall have the
             524      following qualifications:
             525          (a) two members knowledgeable in mining matters;
             526          (b) two members knowledgeable in oil and gas matters;
             527          (c) one member knowledgeable in ecological and environmental matters;
             528          (d) one member who is a private land owner, owns a mineral or royalty interest and is
             529      knowledgeable in those interests; and
             530          (e) one member who is knowledgeable in geological matters.
             531          (3) (a) Except as required by Subsection (3)(b), as terms of current board members
             532      expire, the governor shall appoint each new member or reappointed member to a four-year
             533      term.


             534          (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (3)(a), the governor shall, at the
             535      time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of
             536      board members are staggered so that approximately half of the board is appointed every two
             537      years.
             538          (4) (a) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement
             539      shall be appointed for the unexpired term by the governor with the consent of the Senate.
             540          (b) The person appointed shall have the same qualifications as his predecessor.
             541          (5) The board shall appoint its chair from the membership. Four members of the
             542      board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and the holding of hearings.
             543          (6) (a) (i) Members who are not government employees shall receive no compensation
             544      or benefits for their services, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
             545      performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
             546      under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             547          (ii) Members may decline to receive per diem and expenses for their service.
             548          (b) (i) State government officer and employee members who do not receive salary, per
             549      diem, or expenses from their agency for their service may receive per diem and expenses
             550      incurred in the performance of their official duties from the board at the rates established by
             551      the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             552          (ii) State government officer and employee members may decline to receive per diem
             553      and expenses for their service.
             554          Section 5. Section 40-6-15 is amended to read:
             555           40-6-15. Division created -- Functions -- Director of division -- Qualifications of
             556      program administrators.
             557          There is created within the Department of Natural Resources the Division of Oil, Gas,
             558      and Mining. The division shall implement the policies and orders of the board and perform all
             559      other duties delegated by the board.
             560          The director of the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining shall be appointed by the director
             561      of the Department of Natural Resources with the concurrence of the Board of Oil, Gas, and


             562      Mining. The director shall be the executive and administrative head of the Division of Oil,
             563      Gas, and Mining and shall be a person experienced in administration and knowledgeable in
             564      the extraction of oil, gas, and minerals.
             565          Within the division, the person administering the oil and gas program shall have the
             566      technical background to efficiently administer that program. The person administering the
             567      mining program shall have the technical background to efficiently administer that program.
             568          Section 6. Section 40-6-17 is amended to read:
             569           40-6-17. Cooperative research and development projects.
             570          The board and the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining are authorized to enter into
             571      cooperative agreements with the national, state or local governments, and with independent
             572      organizations and institutions for the purpose of carrying out research and development
             573      experiments involving energy resources to the extent that the project is funded or partially
             574      funded and approved by the Legislature.
             575          Section 7. Section 40-6-19 is amended to read:
             576           40-6-19. Bond and Surety Forfeiture Trust Fund created -- Contents -- Use of
             577      fund monies.
             578          (1) There is created a private-purpose trust fund known as the "Bond and Surety
             579      Forfeiture Trust Fund."
             580          (2) Monies collected by the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining as a result of bond or
             581      surety forfeitures shall be deposited in the fund.
             582          (3) Interest earned on monies in the fund shall accrue to the fund.
             583          (4) (a) Money from each forfeited bond or surety, together with interest, shall be used
             584      by the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining to accomplish the requisite performance standards
             585      under the program to which the forfeited bond or surety corresponds.
             586          (b) Any money not used for a project shall be returned to the rightful claimant.
             587          Section 8. Section 40-8-4 is amended to read:
             588           40-8-4. Definitions.
             589          As used in this chapter:


             590          (1) "Adjudicative proceeding" means:
             591          (a) a division or board action or proceeding determining the legal rights, duties,
             592      privileges, immunities, or other legal interests of one or more identifiable persons, including
             593      actions to grant, deny, revoke, suspend, modify, annul, withdraw, or amend an authority, right,
             594      permit, or license; or
             595          (b) judicial review of a division or board action or proceeding specified in Subsection
             596      (1)(a).
             597          (2) "Applicant" means a person who has filed a notice of intent to commence mining
             598      operations, or who has applied to the board for a review of a notice or order.
             599          (3) (a) "Approved notice of intention" means a formally filed notice of intention to
             600      commence mining operations, including revisions to it, which has been approved under
             601      Section 40-8-13 .
             602          (b) An approved notice of intention is not required for small mining operations.
             603          (4) "Board" means the Board of Oil, Gas, and Mining.
             604          (5) "Conference" means an informal adjudicative proceeding conducted by the
             605      division or board.
             606          (6) (a) "Deposit" or "mineral deposit" means an accumulation of mineral matter in the
             607      form of consolidated rock, unconsolidated material, solutions, or occurring on the surface,
             608      beneath the surface, or in the waters of the land from which any product useful to man may be
             609      produced, extracted, or obtained or which is extracted by underground mining methods for
             610      underground storage.
             611          (b) "Deposit" or "mineral deposit" excludes sand, gravel, rock aggregate, water,
             612      geothermal steam, and oil and gas as defined in Title 40, Chapter 6, Board and Division of
             613      Oil, Gas, and Mining, but includes oil shale and bituminous sands extracted by mining
             614      operations.
             615          (7) "Development" means the work performed in relation to a deposit following its
             616      discovery but prior to and in contemplation of production mining operations, aimed at, but not
             617      limited to, preparing the site for mining operations, defining further the ore deposit by drilling


             618      or other means, conducting pilot plant operations, constructing roads or ancillary facilities,
             619      and other related activities.
             620          (8) "Division" means the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining.
             621          (9) "Emergency order" means an order issued by the board in accordance with the
             622      provisions of Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative Procedures Act.
             623          (10) (a) "Exploration" means surface-disturbing activities conducted for the purpose
             624      of discovering a deposit or mineral deposit, delineating the boundaries of a deposit or mineral
             625      deposit, and identifying regions or specific areas in which deposits or mineral deposits are
             626      most likely to exist.
             627          (b) "Exploration" includes, but is not limited to: sinking shafts; tunneling; drilling
             628      holes and digging pits or cuts; building of roads, and other access ways; and constructing and
             629      operating other facilities related to these activities.
             630          (11) "Hearing" means a formal adjudicative proceeding conducted by the board under
             631      its procedural rules.
             632          (12) (a) "Imminent danger to the health and safety of the public" means the existence
             633      of a condition or practice, or a violation of a permit requirement or other requirement of this
             634      chapter in a mining operation, which condition, practice, or violation could reasonably be
             635      expected to cause substantial physical harm to persons outside the permit area before the
             636      condition, practice, or violation can be abated.
             637          (b) A reasonable expectation of death or serious injury before abatement exists if a
             638      rational person, subjected to the same conditions or practices giving rise to the peril, would not
             639      expose himself or herself to the danger during the time necessary for abatement.
             640          (13) (a) "Land affected" means the surface and subsurface of an area within the state
             641      where mining operations are being or will be conducted, including, but not limited to:
             642          (i) on-site private ways, roads, and railroads;
             643          (ii) land excavations;
             644          (iii) exploration sites;
             645          (iv) drill sites or workings;


             646          (v) refuse banks or spoil piles;
             647          (vi) evaporation or settling ponds;
             648          (vii) stockpiles;
             649          (viii) leaching dumps;
             650          (ix) placer areas;
             651          (x) tailings ponds or dumps; and
             652          (xi) work, parking, storage, or waste discharge areas, structures, and facilities.
             653          (b) All lands shall be excluded from the provisions of Subsection (13)(a) that would:
             654          (i) be includable as land affected, but which have been reclaimed in accordance with
             655      an approved plan, as may be approved by the board; and
             656          (ii) lands in which mining operations have ceased prior to July 1, 1977.
             657          (14) (a) "Mining operation" means activities conducted on the surface of the land for
             658      the exploration for, development of, or extraction of a mineral deposit, including, but not
             659      limited to, surface mining and the surface effects of underground and in situ mining, on-site
             660      transportation, concentrating, milling, evaporation, and other primary processing.
             661          (b) "Mining operation" does not include:
             662          (i) the extraction of sand, gravel, and rock aggregate;
             663          (ii) the extraction of oil and gas as defined in Title 40, Chapter 6, Board and Division
             664      of Oil, Gas, and Mining;
             665          (iii) the extraction of geothermal steam;
             666          (iv) smelting or refining operations;
             667          (v) off-site operations and transportation;
             668          (vi) reconnaissance activities; or
             669          (vii) activities which will not cause significant surface resource disturbance or involve
             670      the use of mechanized earth-moving equipment, such as bulldozers or backhoes.
             671          (15) "Notice" means:
             672          (a) notice of intention, as defined in this chapter; or
             673          (b) written information given to an operator by the division describing compliance


             674      conditions at a mining operation.
             675          (16) "Notice of intention" means a notice to commence mining operations, including
             676      revisions to the notice.
             677          (17) "Off-site" means the land areas that are outside of or beyond the on-site land.
             678          (18) (a) "On-site" means the surface lands on or under which surface or underground
             679      mining operations are conducted.
             680          (b) A series of related properties under the control of a single operator, but separated
             681      by small parcels of land controlled by others, will be considered to be a single site unless an
             682      exception is made by the division.
             683          (19) "Operator" means a natural person, corporation, association, partnership, receiver,
             684      trustee, executor, administrator, guardian, fiduciary, agent, or other organization or
             685      representative, either public or private, owning, controlling, or managing a mining operation
             686      or proposed mining operation.
             687          (20) "Order" means written information provided by the division or board to an
             688      operator or other parties, describing the compliance status of a permit or mining operation.
             689          (21) "Owner" means a natural person, corporation, association, partnership, receiver,
             690      trustee, executor, administrator, guardian, fiduciary, agent, or other organization or
             691      representative, either public or private, owning, controlling, or managing a mineral deposit or
             692      the surface of lands employed in mining operations.
             693          (22) "Permit area" means the area of land indicated on the approved map submitted by
             694      the operator with the application or notice to conduct mining operations.
             695          (23) "Permit" means a permit or notice to conduct mining operations issued by the
             696      division.
             697          (24) "Permittee" means a person holding, or who is required by Utah law to hold, a
             698      valid permit or notice to conduct mining operations.
             699          (25) "Person" means an individual, partnership, association, society, joint stock
             700      company, firm, company, corporation, or other governmental or business organization.
             701          (26) "Reclamation" means actions performed during or after mining operations to


             702      shape, stabilize, revegetate, or treat the land affected in order to achieve a safe, stable,
             703      ecological condition and use which will be consistent with local environmental conditions.
             704          (27) "Small mining operations" means mining operations which disturb or will disturb
             705      five or less surface acres at any given time.
             706          (28) "Unwarranted failure to comply" means the failure of a permittee to prevent the
             707      occurrence of a violation of the permit or a requirement of this chapter due to indifference,
             708      lack of diligence, or lack of reasonable care, or the failure to abate a violation of the permit or
             709      this chapter due to indifference, lack of diligence, or lack of reasonable care.
             710          Section 9. Section 40-8-6 is amended to read:
             711           40-8-6. Board -- Powers, functions, and duties.
             712          In addition to those provided in Title 40, Chapter 6, Board and Division of Oil, Gas,
             713      and Mining, the board has the following powers, functions, and duties:
             714          (1) To enact rules according to the procedures and requirements of Title 63G, Chapter
             715      3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, that are reasonably necessary to carry out the
             716      purposes of this chapter.
             717          (2) To hold hearings and to issue orders or other appropriate instruments based upon
             718      the results of those hearings.
             719          (3) To issue emergency orders according to the requirements and provisions of Title
             720      63G, Chapter 4, Administrative Procedures Act.
             721          (4) To do all other things and take such other actions within the purposes of this act as
             722      may be necessary to enforce its provisions.
             723          Section 10. Section 40-10-27 is amended to read:
             724           40-10-27. Entry upon land adversely affected by past coal mining practices --
             725      Conducting of studies or exploratory work -- State acquisition of land -- Lien -- Waste
             726      disposal fund -- Water pollution control and treatment plants.
             727          (1) (a) If the board, after notice and hearing, makes a finding of fact as provided in
             728      Subsection (1)(b), the agents, employees, or contractors of the division shall have the right to
             729      enter property adversely affected by past coal mining practices and any other property to have


             730      access to property adversely affected by past coal mining practices to do whatever is necessary
             731      or expedient to restore, reclaim, abate, control, or prevent the adverse effects.
             732          (b) The board shall find that:
             733          (i) land or water resources have been adversely affected by past coal mining practices;
             734          (ii) the adverse effects are at a stage where, in the public interest, action to restore,
             735      reclaim, abate, control, or prevent should be taken; and
             736          (iii) the owners of the land or water resources where entry must be made to restore,
             737      reclaim, abate, control, or prevent the adverse effects of past coal mining practices:
             738          (A) are not known;
             739          (B) are not readily available; or
             740          (C) will not give permission for the state or its political subdivisions, their agents,
             741      employees, or contractors to enter upon the property to restore, reclaim, abate, control, or
             742      prevent the adverse effects of past coal mining practices.
             743          (c) Notice of the division's right to enter the property shall be:
             744          (i) given by mail, if the owners are known; and
             745          (ii) posted upon the premises and advertised once in a newspaper of general
             746      circulation in the county in which the land lies, if the owners are not known.
             747          (d) This entry shall be construed as an exercise of the police power for the protection
             748      of public health, safety, and general welfare and may not be construed as an act of
             749      condemnation of property nor of trespass on it.
             750          (e) The monies expended for this work and the benefits accruing to the premises
             751      entered upon shall be chargeable against the land and shall mitigate or offset any claim in or
             752      any action brought by any owner of any interest in these premises for any alleged damages by
             753      virtue of the entry.
             754          (f) This Subsection (1) is not intended to create new rights of action or eliminate
             755      existing immunities.
             756          (2) (a) The agents, employees, or contractors of the division may enter upon any
             757      property for the purpose of conducting studies or exploratory work to determine the existence


             758      of adverse effects of past coal mining practices and to determine the feasibility of restoration,
             759      reclamation, abatement, control, or prevention of these adverse effects.
             760          (b) This entry shall be construed as an exercise of the police power for the protection
             761      of public health, safety, and general welfare and may not be construed as an act of
             762      condemnation of property or trespass on it.
             763          (3) The state may acquire any land by purchase, donation, or condemnation which is
             764      adversely affected by past coal mining practices if the board, after notice and hearing,
             765      determines that acquisition of this land is necessary to successful reclamation and that:
             766          (a) the acquired land, after restoration, reclamation, abatement, control, or prevention
             767      of the adverse effects of past coal mining practices, will serve recreation and historic purposes,
             768      conservation and reclamation purposes, or provide open space benefits; and
             769          (b) (i) permanent facilities such as a treatment plant or a relocated stream channel will
             770      be constructed on the land for the restoration, reclamation, abatement, control, or prevention
             771      of the adverse effects of past coal mining practices; or
             772          (ii) acquisitions of coal refuse disposal sites and all coal refuse on the sites will serve
             773      the purposes of this chapter or that public ownership is desirable to meet emergency situations
             774      and prevent recurrences of the adverse effects of past coal mining practices.
             775          (4) (a) Title to all lands acquired under this section shall be in the name of the state.
             776          (b) The price paid for land acquired under this section shall reflect the market value of
             777      the land as adversely affected by past coal mining practices.
             778          (5) (a) If land acquired under this section is considered suitable for industrial,
             779      commercial, residential, or recreational development, the division, in conjunction with the
             780      Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands, may sell this land by public sale under a system of
             781      competitive bidding, at not less than fair market value, and under any other rules promulgated
             782      to insure that the land is put to proper use consistent with local and state land use plans.
             783          (b) (i) The state, when requested after appropriate public notice, shall hold a public
             784      hearing with the appropriate notice, in the counties or appropriate political subdivisions of the
             785      state in which lands acquired under this section are located.


             786          (ii) The hearing shall be held at a time which shall afford local citizens and
             787      governments the maximum opportunity to participate in the decision concerning the use or
             788      disposition of the lands after restoration, reclamation, abatement, control, or prevention of the
             789      adverse effects of past coal mining practices.
             790          (6) (a) The state, through the division and the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State
             791      Lands, shall have the authority to accept lands acquired and reclaimed by the Secretary of the
             792      Interior pursuant to Section 407(h) of Public Law 95-87.
             793          (b) The division has the authority to accept grants from the Secretary to carry out the
             794      purposes of Section 407(h) of Public Law 95-87.
             795          (7) (a) Within six months after the completion of projects to restore, reclaim, abate,
             796      control, or prevent adverse effects of past coal mining practices on privately owned land, the
             797      division shall itemize the monies expended and may file a statement of those expenses in the
             798      office of the county recorder of the county in which the land lies, together with a notarized
             799      appraisal by an independent appraiser of the value of the land before the restoration,
             800      reclamation, abatement, control, or prevention of adverse effects of past coal mining practices
             801      if the monies expended result in a significant increase in property value.
             802          (b) This statement shall constitute a lien upon the land described in it.
             803          (c) The lien may not exceed the amount determined by the appraisal to be the increase
             804      in the market value of the land as a result of the restoration, reclamation, abatement, control,
             805      or prevention of the adverse effects of past coal mining practices.
             806          (d) A lien may not be filed against the property of any person, in accordance with this
             807      subsection who owned the surface prior to May 2, 1977, and who neither consented to nor
             808      participated in nor exercised control over the mining operation which necessitated the
             809      reclamation performed.
             810          (8) (a) The landowner may proceed to petition within 60 days after the filing of the
             811      lien to determine the increase in the market value of the land as a result of the restoration,
             812      reclamation, abatement, control, or prevention of the adverse effects of past coal mining
             813      practices.


             814          (b) The amount reported to be the increase in value of the premises shall constitute the
             815      amount of the lien and shall be recorded with the statement provided for in Subsection (7).
             816          (c) Any party aggrieved by the decision may appeal as provided by law.
             817          (9) (a) The lien provided in this section shall be recorded in the office of the county
             818      recorder of the county in which the land lies.
             819          (b) The statement shall constitute a lien upon the land as of the date of the expenditure
             820      of the monies and shall have priority as a lien second only to the lien of real estate taxes
             821      imposed upon the land.
             822          (10) (a) The division may fill any voids, seal any abandoned tunnels, shafts, and
             823      entryways, and reclaim surface impacts of underground or surface mines which the division
             824      determines could endanger life and property, constitute a hazard to the public health and
             825      safety, or degrade the environment.
             826          (b) The division may make expenditures and carry out the purposes of this section
             827      without regard to the provisions of Subsections 40-10-25 (2) and (3) only after all reclamation
             828      with respect to abandoned coal lands or coal development impacts have been met, except for
             829      those reclamation projects relating to the protection of the public health or safety.
             830          (c) In those instances where mine waste piles are being reworked for conservation
             831      purposes, the incremental costs of disposing of the wastes from these operations by filling
             832      voids and sealing tunnels may be eligible for funding if the disposal of these wastes meets the
             833      purposes of this section.
             834          (d) The division may acquire by purchase, donation, easement, or otherwise those
             835      interests in land it determines necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.
             836          (11) (a) The division may request the attorney general, who is hereby authorized to
             837      initiate, in addition to any other remedies provided for in this chapter, in any court of
             838      competent jurisdiction, an action in equity for an injunction to restrain any interference with
             839      the exercise of the right to enter or to conduct any work provided in this section.
             840          (b) (i) The division, in conjunction with appropriate state agencies as determined in
             841      the rules, may construct and operate plants for the control and treatment of water pollution


             842      resulting from mine drainage.
             843          (ii) The extent of this control and treatment of water pollution may be dependent upon
             844      the ultimate use of the water.
             845          (iii) This Subsection (11) may not be construed to repeal or supersede any portion of
             846      the federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C. Sec. 1151 et seq., and no control or
             847      treatment under this Subsection (11) shall in any way be less than that required under the
             848      federal Water Pollution Control Act.
             849          (iv) The construction of a plant may include major interceptors and other facilities
             850      appurtenant to the plant.
             851          (c) The division may transfer funds to other appropriate state agencies, in order to
             852      carry out the reclamation activities authorized by this chapter.
             853          Section 11. Section 41-22-12 is amended to read:
             854           41-22-12. Restrictions on use of public lands.
             855          (1) Except as provided in [Section 63-11-17 ] Sections 79-4-203 and 79-4-304 , federal
             856      agencies are encouraged and agencies of the state and its subdivisions shall pursue
             857      opportunities to open public land to responsible off-highway vehicle use.
             858          (2) A person may not operate and an owner of an off-highway vehicle may not give
             859      another person permission to operate an off-highway vehicle on any public land which is
             860      closed to off-highway vehicles.
             861          Section 12. Section 53-13-103 is amended to read:
             862           53-13-103. Law enforcement officer.
             863          (1) (a) "Law enforcement officer" means a sworn and certified peace officer who is an
             864      employee of a law enforcement agency that is part of or administered by the state or any of its
             865      political subdivisions, and whose primary and principal duties consist of the prevention and
             866      detection of crime and the enforcement of criminal statutes or ordinances of this state or any of
             867      its political subdivisions.
             868          (b) "Law enforcement officer" specifically includes the following:
             869          (i) any sheriff or deputy sheriff, chief of police, police officer, or marshal of any


             870      county, city, or town;
             871          (ii) the commissioner of public safety and any member of the Department of Public
             872      Safety certified as a peace officer;
             873          (iii) all persons specified in Sections 23-20-1.5 and [ 63-11-17.2 ] 79-4-501 ;
             874          (iv) any police officer employed by any college or university;
             875          (v) investigators for the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division;
             876          (vi) special agents or investigators employed by the attorney general, district attorneys,
             877      and county attorneys;
             878          (vii) employees of the Department of Natural Resources designated as peace officers
             879      by law;
             880          (viii) school district police officers as designated by the board of education for the
             881      school district;
             882          (ix) the executive director of the Department of Corrections and any correctional
             883      enforcement or investigative officer designated by the executive director and approved by the
             884      commissioner of public safety and certified by the division;
             885          (x) correctional enforcement, investigative, or adult probation and parole officers
             886      employed by the Department of Corrections serving on or before July 1, 1993;
             887          (xi) members of a law enforcement agency established by a private college or
             888      university provided that the college or university has been certified by the commissioner of
             889      public safety according to rules of the Department of Public Safety;
             890          (xii) airport police officers of any airport owned or operated by the state or any of its
             891      political subdivisions; and
             892          (xiii) transit police officers designated under Section 17B-2a-823 .
             893          (2) Law enforcement officers may serve criminal process and arrest violators of any
             894      law of this state and have the right to require aid in executing their lawful duties.
             895          (3) (a) A law enforcement officer has statewide full-spectrum peace officer authority,
             896      but the authority extends to other counties, cities, or towns only when the officer is acting
             897      under Title 77, Chapter 9, Uniform Act on Fresh Pursuit, unless the law enforcement officer is


             898      employed by the state.
             899          (b) (i) A local law enforcement agency may limit the jurisdiction in which its law
             900      enforcement officers may exercise their peace officer authority to a certain geographic area.
             901          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(b)(i), a law enforcement officer may exercise his
             902      authority outside of the limited geographic area, pursuant to Title 77, Chapter 9, Uniform Act
             903      on Fresh Pursuit, if the officer is pursuing an offender for an offense that occurred within the
             904      limited geographic area.
             905          (c) The authority of law enforcement officers employed by the Department of
             906      Corrections is regulated by Title 64, Chapter 13, Department of Corrections - State Prison.
             907          (4) A law enforcement officer shall, prior to exercising peace officer authority,
             908      satisfactorily complete:
             909          (a) the basic course at a certified law enforcement officer training academy or pass a
             910      certification examination as provided in Section 53-6-206 , and be certified; and
             911          (b) annual certified training of at least 40 hours per year as directed by the director of
             912      the division, with the advice and consent of the council.
             913          Section 13. Section 54-17-701 is amended to read:
             914           54-17-701. Rules for carbon capture and geological storage.
             915          (1) By January 1, 2011, the Division of Water Quality and the Division of Air Quality,
             916      on behalf of the Board of Water Quality and the Board of Air Quality, respectively, in
             917      collaboration with the commission and the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining and the Utah
             918      Geological Survey, shall present recommended rules to the Legislature's Administrative Rules
             919      Review Committee for the following in connection with carbon capture and accompanying
             920      geological sequestration of captured carbon:
             921          (a) site characterization approval;
             922          (b) geomechanical, geochemical, and hydrogeological simulation;
             923          (c) risk assessment;
             924          (d) mitigation and remediation protocols;
             925          (e) issuance of permits for test, injection, and monitoring wells;


             926          (f) specifications for the drilling, construction, and maintenance of wells;
             927          (g) issues concerning ownership of subsurface rights and pore space;
             928          (h) allowed composition of injected matter;
             929          (i) testing, monitoring, measurement, and verification for the entirety of the carbon
             930      capture and geologic sequestration chain of operations, from the point of capture of the carbon
             931      dioxide to the sequestration site;
             932          (j) closure and decommissioning procedure;
             933          (k) short- and long-term liability and indemnification for sequestration sites;
             934          (l) conversion of enhanced oil recovery operations to carbon dioxide geological
             935      sequestration sites; and
             936          (m) other issues as identified.
             937          (2) The entities listed in Subsection (1) shall report to the Legislature's Administrative
             938      Rules Review Committee any proposals for additional statutory changes needed to implement
             939      rules contemplated under Subsection (1).
             940          (3) On or before July 1, 2009, the entities listed in Subsection (1) shall submit to the
             941      Legislature's Public Utilities and Technology and Natural Resources, Agriculture, and
             942      Environment Interim Committees a progress report on the development of the recommended
             943      rules required by this part.
             944          (4) The recommended rules developed under this section apply to the injection of
             945      carbon dioxide and other associated injectants in allowable types of geological formations for
             946      the purpose of reducing emissions to the atmosphere through long-term geological
             947      sequestration as required by law or undertaken voluntarily or for subsequent beneficial reuse.
             948          (5) The recommended rules developed under this section do not apply to the injection
             949      of fluids through the use of Class II injection wells as defined in 40 C.F.R. 144.6(b) for the
             950      purpose of enhanced hydrocarbon recovery.
             951          (6) Rules recommended under this section shall:
             952          (a) ensure that adequate health and safety standards are met;
             953          (b) minimize the risk of unacceptable leakage from the injection well and injection


             954      zone for carbon capture and geologic sequestration; and
             955          (c) provide adequate regulatory oversight and public information concerning carbon
             956      capture and geologic sequestration.
             957          Section 14. Section 59-5-101 is amended to read:
             958           59-5-101. Definitions.
             959          As used in this part:
             960          (1) "Board" means the Board of Oil, Gas, and Mining created in Section 40-6-4 .
             961          (2) "Coal-to-liquid" means the process of converting coal into a liquid synthetic fuel.
             962          (3) "Condensate" means those hydrocarbons, regardless of gravity, that occur naturally
             963      in the gaseous phase in the reservoir that are separated from the natural gas as liquids through
             964      the process of condensation either in the reservoir, in the wellbore, or at the surface in field
             965      separators.
             966          (4) "Crude oil" means those hydrocarbons, regardless of gravity, that occur naturally
             967      in the liquid phase in the reservoir and are produced and recovered at the wellhead in liquid
             968      form.
             969          (5) "Development well" means any oil and gas producing well other than a wildcat
             970      well.
             971          (6) "Division" means the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining established under Title 40,
             972      Chapter 6.
             973          (7) "Enhanced recovery project" means:
             974          (a) the injection of liquids or hydrocarbon or nonhydrocarbon gases directly into a
             975      reservoir for the purpose of:
             976          (i) augmenting reservoir energy;
             977          (ii) modifying the properties of the fluids or gases in a reservoir; or
             978          (iii) changing the reservoir conditions to increase the recoverable oil, gas, or oil and
             979      gas through the joint use of two or more well bores; and
             980          (b) a project initially approved by the board as a new or expanded enhanced recovery
             981      project on or after January 1, 1996.


             982          (8) (a) "Gas" means:
             983          (i) natural gas;
             984          (ii) natural gas liquids; or
             985          (iii) any mixture of natural gas and natural gas liquids.
             986          (b) "Gas" does not include solid hydrocarbons.
             987          (9) "Incremental production" means that part of production, certified by the Division
             988      of Oil, Gas, and Mining, which is achieved from an enhanced recovery project that would not
             989      have economically occurred under the reservoir conditions existing before the project and that
             990      has been approved by the division as incremental production.
             991          (10) "Natural gas" means those hydrocarbons, other than oil and other than natural gas
             992      liquids separated from natural gas, that occur naturally in the gaseous phase in the reservoir
             993      and are produced and recovered at the wellhead in gaseous form.
             994          (11) "Natural gas liquids" means those hydrocarbons initially in reservoir natural gas,
             995      regardless of gravity, that are separated in gas processing plants from the natural gas as liquids
             996      at the surface through the process of condensation, absorption, adsorption, or other methods.
             997          (12) (a) "Oil" means:
             998          (i) crude oil;
             999          (ii) condensate; or
             1000          (iii) any mixture of crude oil and condensate.
             1001          (b) "Oil" does not include solid hydrocarbons.
             1002          (13) "Oil or gas field" means a geographical area overlying oil or gas structures. The
             1003      boundaries of oil or gas fields shall conform with the boundaries as fixed by the Board and
             1004      Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining under Title 40, Chapter 6, Board and Division of Oil, Gas,
             1005      and Mining.
             1006          (14) "Oil shale" means a group of fine black to dark brown shales containing
             1007      bituminous material that yields petroleum upon distillation.
             1008          (15) "Operator" means any person engaged in the business of operating an oil or gas
             1009      well, regardless of whether the person is:


             1010          (a) a working interest owner;
             1011          (b) an independent contractor; or
             1012          (c) acting in a capacity similar to Subsection (15)(a) or (b) as determined by the
             1013      commission by rule made in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
             1014      Rulemaking Act.
             1015          (16) "Owner" means any person having a working interest, royalty interest, payment
             1016      out of production, or any other interest in the oil or gas produced or extracted from an oil or
             1017      gas well in the state, or in the proceeds of this production.
             1018          (17) (a) Subject to Subsections (17)(b) and (c), "processing costs" means the
             1019      reasonable actual costs of processing oil or gas to remove:
             1020          (i) natural gas liquids; or
             1021          (ii) contaminants.
             1022          (b) If processing costs are determined on the basis of an arm's-length contract,
             1023      processing costs are the actual costs.
             1024          (c) (i) If processing costs are determined on a basis other than an arm's-length
             1025      contract, processing costs are those reasonable costs associated with:
             1026          (A) actual operating and maintenance expenses, including oil or gas used or consumed
             1027      in processing;
             1028          (B) overhead directly attributable and allocable to the operation and maintenance; and
             1029          (C) (I) depreciation and a return on undepreciated capital investment; or
             1030          (II) a cost equal to a return on the investment in the processing facilities as determined
             1031      by the commission.
             1032          (ii) Subsection (17)(c)(i) includes situations where the producer performs the
             1033      processing for the producer's product.
             1034          (18) "Producer" means any working interest owner in any lands in any oil or gas field
             1035      from which gas or oil is produced.
             1036          (19) "Recompletion" means any downhole operation that is:
             1037          (a) conducted to reestablish the producibility or serviceability of a well in any geologic


             1038      interval; and
             1039          (b) approved by the division as a recompletion.
             1040          (20) "Research and development" means the process of inquiry or experimentation
             1041      aimed at the discovery of facts, devices, technologies, or applications and the process of
             1042      preparing those devices, technologies, or applications for marketing.
             1043          (21) "Royalty interest owner" means the owner of an interest in oil or gas, or in the
             1044      proceeds of production from the oil or gas who does not have the obligation to share in the
             1045      expenses of developing and operating the property.
             1046          (22) "Solid hydrocarbons" means:
             1047          (a) coal;
             1048          (b) gilsonite;
             1049          (c) ozocerite;
             1050          (d) elaterite;
             1051          (e) oil shale;
             1052          (f) tar sands; and
             1053          (g) all other hydrocarbon substances that occur naturally in solid form.
             1054          (23) "Stripper well" means:
             1055          (a) an oil well whose average daily production for the days the well has produced has
             1056      been 20 barrels or less of crude oil a day during any consecutive 12-month period; or
             1057          (b) a gas well whose average daily production for the days the well has produced has
             1058      been 60 MCF or less of natural gas a day during any consecutive 90-day period.
             1059          (24) "Tar sands" means impregnated sands that yield mixtures of liquid hydrocarbon
             1060      and require further processing other than mechanical blending before becoming finished
             1061      petroleum products.
             1062          (25) (a) Subject to Subsections (25)(b) and (c), "transportation costs" means the
             1063      reasonable actual costs of transporting oil or gas products from the well to the point of sale.
             1064          (b) If transportation costs are determined on the basis of an arm's-length contract,
             1065      transportation costs are the actual costs.


             1066          (c) (i) If transportation costs are determined on a basis other than an arm's-length
             1067      contract, transportation costs are those reasonable costs associated with:
             1068          (A) actual operating and maintenance expenses, including fuel used or consumed in
             1069      transporting the oil or gas;
             1070          (B) overhead costs directly attributable and allocable to the operation and
             1071      maintenance; and
             1072          (C) depreciation and a return on undepreciated capital investment.
             1073          (ii) Subsection (25)(c)(i) includes situations where the producer performs the
             1074      transportation for the producer's product.
             1075          (d) Regardless of whether transportation costs are determined on the basis of an
             1076      arm's-length contract or a basis other than an arm's-length contract, transportation costs
             1077      include:
             1078          (i) carbon dioxide removal;
             1079          (ii) compression;
             1080          (iii) dehydration;
             1081          (iv) gathering;
             1082          (v) separating;
             1083          (vi) treating; or
             1084          (vii) a process similar to Subsections (25)(d)(i) through (vi), as determined by the
             1085      commission by rule made in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
             1086      Rulemaking Act.
             1087          (26) "Tribe" means the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.
             1088          (27) "Well or wells" means any extractive means from which oil or gas is produced or
             1089      extracted, located within an oil or gas field, and operated by one person.
             1090          (28) "Wildcat well" means an oil and gas producing well which is drilled and
             1091      completed in a pool, as defined under Section 40-6-2 , in which a well has not been previously
             1092      completed as a well capable of producing in commercial quantities.
             1093          (29) "Working interest owner" means the owner of an interest in oil or gas burdened


             1094      with a share of the expenses of developing and operating the property.
             1095          (30) (a) "Workover" means any downhole operation that is:
             1096          (i) conducted to sustain, restore, or increase the producibility or serviceability of a well
             1097      in the geologic intervals in which the well is currently completed; and
             1098          (ii) approved by the division as a workover.
             1099          (b) "Workover" does not include operations that are conducted primarily as routine
             1100      maintenance or to replace worn or damaged equipment.
             1101          Section 15. Section 59-7-614 is amended to read:
             1102           59-7-614. Renewable energy systems tax credit -- Definitions -- Limitations --
             1103      Certification -- Rulemaking authority.
             1104          (1) As used in this section:
             1105          (a) "Active solar system":
             1106          (i) means a system of equipment capable of collecting and converting incident solar
             1107      radiation into thermal, mechanical, or electrical energy, and transferring these forms of energy
             1108      by a separate apparatus to storage or to the point of use; and
             1109          (ii) includes water heating, space heating or cooling, and electrical or mechanical
             1110      energy generation.
             1111          (b) "Biomass system" means any system of apparatus and equipment for use in
             1112      converting material into biomass energy, as defined in Section 59-12-102 , and transporting
             1113      that energy by separate apparatus to the point of use or storage.
             1114          (c) "Business entity" means any sole proprietorship, estate, trust, partnership,
             1115      association, corporation, cooperative, or other entity under which business is conducted or
             1116      transacted.
             1117          (d) "Commercial energy system" means any active solar, passive solar, geothermal
             1118      electricity, direct-use geothermal, geothermal heat-pump system, wind, hydroenergy, or
             1119      biomass system used to supply energy to a commercial unit or as a commercial enterprise.
             1120          (e) "Commercial enterprise" means a business entity whose purpose is to produce
             1121      electrical, mechanical, or thermal energy for sale from a commercial energy system.


             1122          (f) (i) "Commercial unit" means any building or structure that a business entity uses to
             1123      transact its business.
             1124          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(f)(i):
             1125          (A) in the case of an active solar system used for agricultural water pumping or a wind
             1126      system, each individual energy generating device shall be a commercial unit; and
             1127          (B) if an energy system is the building or structure that a business entity uses to
             1128      transact its business, a commercial unit is the complete energy system itself.
             1129          (g) "Direct-use geothermal system" means a system of apparatus and equipment
             1130      enabling the direct use of thermal energy, generally between 100 and 300 degrees Fahrenheit,
             1131      that is contained in the earth to meet energy needs, including heating a building, an industrial
             1132      process, and aquaculture.
             1133          (h) "Geothermal electricity" means energy contained in heat that continuously flows
             1134      outward from the earth that is used as a sole source of energy to produce electricity.
             1135          (i) "Geothermal heat-pump system" means a system of apparatus and equipment
             1136      enabling the use of thermal properties contained in the earth at temperatures well below 100
             1137      degrees Fahrenheit to help meet heating and cooling needs of a structure.
             1138          (j) "Hydroenergy system" means a system of apparatus and equipment capable of
             1139      intercepting and converting kinetic water energy into electrical or mechanical energy and
             1140      transferring this form of energy by separate apparatus to the point of use or storage.
             1141          (k) "Individual taxpayer" means any person who is a taxpayer as defined in Section
             1142      59-10-103 and an individual as defined in Section 59-10-103 .
             1143          (l) "Passive solar system":
             1144          (i) means a direct thermal system that utilizes the structure of a building and its
             1145      operable components to provide for collection, storage, and distribution of heating or cooling
             1146      during the appropriate times of the year by utilizing the climate resources available at the site;
             1147      and
             1148          (ii) includes those portions and components of a building that are expressly designed
             1149      and required for the collection, storage, and distribution of solar energy.


             1150          (m) "Residential energy system" means any active solar, passive solar, biomass,
             1151      direct-use geothermal, geothermal heat-pump system, wind, or hydroenergy system used to
             1152      supply energy to or for any residential unit.
             1153          (n) "Residential unit" means any house, condominium, apartment, or similar dwelling
             1154      unit that serves as a dwelling for a person, group of persons, or a family but does not include
             1155      property subject to a fee under:
             1156          (i) Section 59-2-404 ;
             1157          (ii) Section 59-2-405 ;
             1158          (iii) Section 59-2-405.1 ;
             1159          (iv) Section 59-2-405.2 ; or
             1160          (v) Section 59-2-405.3 .
             1161          (o) "Utah Geological Survey" means the Utah Geological Survey established in
             1162      Section [ 63-73-5 ] 79-3-201 .
             1163          (p) "Wind system" means a system of apparatus and equipment capable of intercepting
             1164      and converting wind energy into mechanical or electrical energy and transferring these forms
             1165      of energy by a separate apparatus to the point of use, sale, or storage.
             1166          (2) (a) (i) For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2007, a business entity
             1167      that purchases and completes or participates in the financing of a residential energy system to
             1168      supply all or part of the energy required for a residential unit owned or used by the business
             1169      entity and situated in Utah is entitled to a nonrefundable tax credit as provided in this
             1170      Subsection (2)(a).
             1171          (ii) (A) A business entity is entitled to a tax credit equal to 25% of the reasonable costs
             1172      of each residential energy system installed with respect to each residential unit it owns or uses,
             1173      including installation costs, against any tax due under this chapter for the taxable year in
             1174      which the energy system is completed and placed in service.
             1175          (B) The total amount of each credit under this Subsection (2)(a) may not exceed
             1176      $2,000 per residential unit.
             1177          (C) The credit under this Subsection (2)(a) is allowed for any residential energy


             1178      system completed and placed in service on or after January 1, 2007.
             1179          (iii) If a business entity sells a residential unit to an individual taxpayer before making
             1180      a claim for the tax credit under this Subsection (2)(a), the business entity may:
             1181          (A) assign its right to this tax credit to the individual taxpayer; and
             1182          (B) if the business entity assigns its right to the tax credit to an individual taxpayer
             1183      under Subsection (2)(a)(iii)(A), the individual taxpayer may claim the tax credit as if the
             1184      individual taxpayer had completed or participated in the costs of the residential energy system
             1185      under Section 59-10-1014 .
             1186          (b) (i) For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2007, a business entity that
             1187      purchases or participates in the financing of a commercial energy system situated in Utah is
             1188      entitled to a refundable tax credit as provided in this Subsection (2)(b) if the commercial
             1189      energy system does not use wind, geothermal electricity, or biomass equipment capable of
             1190      producing a total of 660 or more kilowatts of electricity, and:
             1191          (A) the commercial energy system supplies all or part of the energy required by
             1192      commercial units owned or used by the business entity; or
             1193          (B) the business entity sells all or part of the energy produced by the commercial
             1194      energy system as a commercial enterprise.
             1195          (ii) (A) A business entity is entitled to a tax credit of up to 10% of the reasonable costs
             1196      of any commercial energy system installed, including installation costs, against any tax due
             1197      under this chapter for the taxable year in which the commercial energy system is completed
             1198      and placed in service.
             1199          (B) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(b)(ii)(A), the total amount of the credit under this
             1200      Subsection (2)(b) may not exceed $50,000 per commercial unit.
             1201          (C) The credit under this Subsection (2)(b) is allowed for any commercial energy
             1202      system completed and placed in service on or after January 1, 2007.
             1203          (iii) A business entity that leases a commercial energy system installed on a
             1204      commercial unit is eligible for the tax credit under this Subsection (2)(b) if the lessee can
             1205      confirm that the lessor irrevocably elects not to claim the credit.


             1206          (iv) Only the principal recovery portion of the lease payments, which is the cost
             1207      incurred by a business entity in acquiring a commercial energy system, excluding interest
             1208      charges and maintenance expenses, is eligible for the tax credit under this Subsection (2)(b).
             1209          (v) A business entity that leases a commercial energy system is eligible to use the tax
             1210      credit under this Subsection (2)(b) for a period no greater than seven years from the initiation
             1211      of the lease.
             1212          (vi) A tax credit allowed by this Subsection (2)(b) may not be carried forward or
             1213      carried back.
             1214          (c) (i) For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2007, a business entity that
             1215      owns a commercial energy system situated in Utah using wind, geothermal electricity, or
             1216      biomass equipment capable of producing a total of 660 or more kilowatts of electricity is
             1217      entitled to a refundable tax credit as provided in this Subsection (2)(c) if:
             1218          (A) the commercial energy system supplies all or part of the energy required by
             1219      commercial units owned or used by the business entity; or
             1220          (B) the business entity sells all or part of the energy produced by the commercial
             1221      energy system as a commercial enterprise.
             1222          (ii) (A) A business entity is entitled to a tax credit under this section equal to the
             1223      product of:
             1224          (I) 0.35 cents; and
             1225          (II) the kilowatt hours of electricity produced and either used or sold during the
             1226      taxable year.
             1227          (B) (I) The credit calculated under Subsection (2)(c)(ii)(A) may be claimed for
             1228      production occurring during a period of 48 months beginning with the month in which the
             1229      commercial energy system is placed in commercial service.
             1230          (II) The credit allowed by this Subsection (2)(c) for each year may not be carried
             1231      forward or carried back.
             1232          (C) The credit under this Subsection (2)(c) is allowed for any commercial energy
             1233      system completed and placed in service on or after January 1, 2007.


             1234          (iii) A business entity that leases a commercial energy system installed on a
             1235      commercial unit is eligible for the tax credit under this Subsection (2)(c) if the lessee can
             1236      confirm that the lessor irrevocably elects not to claim the credit.
             1237          (d) (i) A tax credit under Subsection (2)(a) or (b) may be claimed for the taxable year
             1238      in which the energy system is completed and placed in service.
             1239          (ii) Additional energy systems or parts of energy systems may be claimed for
             1240      subsequent years.
             1241          (iii) If the amount of a tax credit under Subsection (2)(a) exceeds a business entity's
             1242      tax liability under this chapter for a taxable year, the amount of the credit exceeding the
             1243      liability may be carried forward for a period which does not exceed the next four taxable years.
             1244          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), the tax credits provided for under
             1245      Subsection (2) are in addition to any tax credits provided under the laws or rules and
             1246      regulations of the United States.
             1247          (b) A purchaser of one or more solar units that claims a tax credit under Section
             1248      59-7-614.3 for the purchase of the one or more solar units may not claim a tax credit under
             1249      this section for that purchase.
             1250          (c) (i) The Utah Geological Survey may set standards for residential and commercial
             1251      energy systems claiming a credit under Subsections (2)(a) and (b) that cover the safety,
             1252      reliability, efficiency, leasing, and technical feasibility of the systems to ensure that the
             1253      systems eligible for the tax credit use the state's renewable and nonrenewable energy resources
             1254      in an appropriate and economic manner.
             1255          (ii) The Utah Geological Survey may set standards for residential and commercial
             1256      energy systems that establish the reasonable costs of an energy system, as used in Subsections
             1257      (2)(a)(ii)(A) and (2)(b)(ii)(A), as an amount per unit of energy production.
             1258          (iii) A tax credit may not be taken under Subsection (2) until the Utah Geological
             1259      Survey has certified that the energy system has been completely installed and is a viable
             1260      system for saving or production of energy from renewable resources.
             1261          (d) The Utah Geological Survey and the commission may make rules in accordance


             1262      with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, that are necessary to
             1263      implement this section.
             1264          (4) (a) On or before October 1, 2012, and every five years thereafter, the Utah Tax
             1265      Review Commission shall review each tax credit provided by this section and make
             1266      recommendations to the Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee concerning whether the
             1267      credit should be continued, modified, or repealed.
             1268          (b) The Utah Tax Review Commission's report under Subsection (4)(a) shall include
             1269      information concerning the cost of the credit, the purpose and effectiveness of the credit, and
             1270      the state's benefit from the credit.
             1271          Section 16. Section 59-10-1014 is amended to read:
             1272           59-10-1014. Renewable energy systems tax credit -- Definitions -- Limitations --
             1273      Certification -- Rulemaking authority.
             1274          (1) As used in this part:
             1275          (a) "Active solar system":
             1276          (i) means a system of equipment capable of collecting and converting incident solar
             1277      radiation into thermal, mechanical, or electrical energy, and transferring these forms of energy
             1278      by a separate apparatus to storage or to the point of use; and
             1279          (ii) includes water heating, space heating or cooling, and electrical or mechanical
             1280      energy generation.
             1281          (b) "Biomass system" means any system of apparatus and equipment for use in
             1282      converting material into biomass energy, as defined in Section 59-12-102 , and transporting
             1283      that energy by separate apparatus to the point of use or storage.
             1284          (c) "Business entity" means any entity under which business is conducted or
             1285      transacted.
             1286          (d) "Direct-use geothermal system" means a system of apparatus and equipment
             1287      enabling the direct use of thermal energy, generally between 100 and 300 degrees Fahrenheit,
             1288      that is contained in the earth to meet energy needs, including heating a building, an industrial
             1289      process, and aquaculture.


             1290          (e) "Geothermal electricity" means energy contained in heat that continuously flows
             1291      outward from the earth that is used as a sole source of energy to produce electricity.
             1292          (f) "Geothermal heat-pump system" means a system of apparatus and equipment
             1293      enabling the use of thermal properties contained in the earth at temperatures well below 100
             1294      degrees Fahrenheit to help meet heating and cooling needs of a structure.
             1295          (g) "Hydroenergy system" means a system of apparatus and equipment capable of
             1296      intercepting and converting kinetic water energy into electrical or mechanical energy and
             1297      transferring this form of energy by separate apparatus to the point of use or storage.
             1298          (h) "Passive solar system":
             1299          (i) means a direct thermal system that utilizes the structure of a building and its
             1300      operable components to provide for collection, storage, and distribution of heating or cooling
             1301      during the appropriate times of the year by utilizing the climate resources available at the site;
             1302      and
             1303          (ii) includes those portions and components of a building that are expressly designed
             1304      and required for the collection, storage, and distribution of solar energy.
             1305          (i) "Residential energy system" means any active solar, passive solar, biomass,
             1306      direct-use geothermal, geothermal heat-pump system, wind, or hydroenergy system used to
             1307      supply energy to or for any residential unit.
             1308          (j) "Residential unit" means any house, condominium, apartment, or similar dwelling
             1309      unit that serves as a dwelling for a person, group of persons, or a family but does not include
             1310      property subject to a fee under:
             1311          (i) Section 59-2-404 ;
             1312          (ii) Section 59-2-405 ;
             1313          (iii) Section 59-2-405.1 ;
             1314          (iv) Section 59-2-405.2 ; or
             1315          (v) Section 59-2-405.3 .
             1316          (k) "Utah Geological Survey" means the Utah Geological Survey established in
             1317      Section [ 63-73-5 ] 79-3-201 .


             1318          (l) "Wind system" means a system of apparatus and equipment capable of intercepting
             1319      and converting wind energy into mechanical or electrical energy and transferring these forms
             1320      of energy by a separate apparatus to the point of use or storage.
             1321          (2) For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2007, a claimant, estate, or trust
             1322      may claim a nonrefundable tax credit as provided in this section if:
             1323          (a) a claimant, estate, or trust that is not a business entity purchases and completes or
             1324      participates in the financing of a residential energy system to supply all or part of the energy
             1325      for the claimant's, estate's, or trust's residential unit in the state; or
             1326          (b) (i) a claimant, estate, or trust that is a business entity sells a residential unit to
             1327      another claimant, estate, or trust that is not a business entity before making a claim for a tax
             1328      credit under Subsection (6) or Section 59-7-614 ; and
             1329          (ii) the claimant, estate, or trust that is a business entity assigns its right to the tax
             1330      credit to the claimant, estate, or trust that is not a business entity as provided in Subsection
             1331      (6)(c) or Subsection 59-7-614 (2)(a)(iii).
             1332          (3) (a) The tax credit described in Subsection (2) is equal to 25% of the reasonable
             1333      costs of each residential energy system, including installation costs, against any income tax
             1334      liability of the claimant, estate, or trust under this chapter for the taxable year in which the
             1335      residential energy system is completed and placed in service.
             1336          (b) The total amount of each tax credit under this section may not exceed $2,000 per
             1337      residential unit.
             1338          (c) The tax credit under this section is allowed for any residential energy system
             1339      completed and placed in service on or after January 1, 2007.
             1340          (4) (a) The tax credit provided for in this section shall be claimed in the return for the
             1341      taxable year in which the residential energy system is completed and placed in service.
             1342          (b) Additional residential energy systems or parts of residential energy systems may be
             1343      similarly claimed in returns for subsequent taxable years as long as the total amount claimed
             1344      does not exceed $2,000 per residential unit.
             1345          (c) If the amount of the tax credit under this section exceeds the income tax liability of


             1346      the claimant, estate, or trust claiming the tax credit under this section for that taxable year,
             1347      then the amount not used may be carried over for a period that does not exceed the next four
             1348      taxable years.
             1349          (5) (a) A claimant, estate, or trust that is not a business entity that leases a residential
             1350      energy system installed on a residential unit is eligible for the residential energy tax credit if
             1351      that claimant, estate, or trust confirms that the lessor irrevocably elects not to claim the tax
             1352      credit.
             1353          (b) Only the principal recovery portion of the lease payments, which is the cost
             1354      incurred by the claimant, estate, or trust in acquiring the residential energy system excluding
             1355      interest charges and maintenance expenses, is eligible for the tax credits.
             1356          (c) A claimant, estate, or trust described in this Subsection (5) may use the tax credits
             1357      for a period that does not exceed seven years from the initiation of the lease.
             1358          (6) (a) A claimant, estate, or trust that is a business entity that purchases and
             1359      completes or participates in the financing of a residential energy system to supply all or part of
             1360      the energy required for a residential unit owned or used by the claimant, estate, or trust that is
             1361      a business entity and situated in Utah is entitled to a nonrefundable tax credit as provided in
             1362      this Subsection (6).
             1363          (b) (i) For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2007, a claimant, estate, or
             1364      trust that is a business entity is entitled to a nonrefundable tax credit equal to 25% of the
             1365      reasonable costs of a residential energy system installed with respect to each residential unit it
             1366      owns or uses, including installation costs, against any tax due under this chapter for the
             1367      taxable year in which the energy system is completed and placed in service.
             1368          (ii) The total amount of the tax credit under this Subsection (6) may not exceed $2,000
             1369      per residential unit.
             1370          (iii) The tax credit under this Subsection (6) is allowed for any residential energy
             1371      system completed and placed in service on or after January 1, 2007.
             1372          (c) If a claimant, estate, or trust that is a business entity sells a residential unit to a
             1373      claimant, estate, or trust that is not a business entity before making a claim for the tax credit


             1374      under this Subsection (6), the claimant, estate, or trust that is a business entity may:
             1375          (i) assign its right to this tax credit to the claimant, estate, or trust that is not a business
             1376      entity; and
             1377          (ii) if the claimant, estate, or trust that is a business entity assigns its right to the tax
             1378      credit to a claimant, estate, or trust that is not a business entity under Subsection (6)(c)(i), the
             1379      claimant, estate, or trust that is not a business entity may claim the tax credit as if that
             1380      claimant, estate, or trust that is not a business entity had completed or participated in the costs
             1381      of the residential energy system under this section.
             1382          (7) (a) A tax credit under this section may be claimed for the taxable year in which the
             1383      residential energy system is completed and placed in service.
             1384          (b) Additional residential energy systems or parts of residential energy systems may be
             1385      claimed for subsequent years.
             1386          (c) If the amount of a tax credit under this section exceeds the tax liability of the
             1387      claimant, estate, or trust claiming the tax credit under this section for a taxable year, the
             1388      amount of the tax credit exceeding the tax liability may be carried over for a period which
             1389      does not exceed the next four taxable years.
             1390          (8) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (8)(b), tax credits provided for under this
             1391      section are in addition to any tax credits provided under the laws or rules and regulations of
             1392      the United States.
             1393          (b) A purchaser of one or more solar units that claims a tax credit under Section
             1394      59-10-1024 for the purchase of the one or more solar units may not claim a tax credit under
             1395      this section for that purchase.
             1396          (9) (a) The Utah Geological Survey may set standards for residential energy systems
             1397      that cover the safety, reliability, efficiency, leasing, and technical feasibility of the systems to
             1398      ensure that the systems eligible for the tax credit use the state's renewable and nonrenewable
             1399      energy resources in an appropriate and economic manner.
             1400          (b) The Utah Geological Survey may set standards for residential and commercial
             1401      energy systems that establish the reasonable costs of an energy system, as used in Subsections


             1402      (3)(a) and (6)(b)(i), as an amount per unit of energy production.
             1403          (c) A tax credit may not be taken under this section until the Utah Geological Survey
             1404      has certified that the energy system has been completely installed and is a viable system for
             1405      saving or production of energy from renewable resources.
             1406          (10) The Utah Geological Survey and the commission may make rules in accordance
             1407      with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, that are necessary to
             1408      implement this section.
             1409          (11) (a) On or before October 1, 2012, and every five years thereafter, the Utah Tax
             1410      Review Commission shall review each tax credit provided by this section and make
             1411      recommendations to the Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee concerning whether the
             1412      credit should be continued, modified, or repealed.
             1413          (b) The Utah Tax Review Commission's report under Subsection (11)(a) shall include
             1414      information concerning the cost of the credit, the purpose and effectiveness of the credit, and
             1415      the state's benefit from the credit.
             1416          Section 17. Section 59-10-1106 is amended to read:
             1417           59-10-1106. Refundable renewable energy tax credit.
             1418          (1) As used in this section:
             1419          (a) "Active solar system" is as defined in Section 59-10-1014 .
             1420          (b) "Biomass system" is as defined in Section 59-10-1014 .
             1421          (c) "Business entity" is as defined in Section 59-10-1014 .
             1422          (d) "Commercial energy system" means any active solar, passive solar, geothermal
             1423      electricity, direct-use geothermal, geothermal heat-pump system, wind, hydroenergy, or
             1424      biomass system used to supply energy to a commercial unit or as a commercial enterprise.
             1425          (e) "Commercial enterprise" means a business entity that:
             1426          (i) is a claimant, estate, or trust; and
             1427          (ii) has the purpose of producing electrical, mechanical, or thermal energy for sale
             1428      from a commercial energy system.
             1429          (f) (i) "Commercial unit" means any building or structure that a business entity that is


             1430      a claimant, estate, or trust uses to transact its business.
             1431          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(f)(i):
             1432          (A) in the case of an active solar system used for agricultural water pumping or a wind
             1433      system, each individual energy generating device shall be a commercial unit; and
             1434          (B) if an energy system is the building or structure that a business entity that is a
             1435      claimant, estate, or trust uses to transact its business, a commercial unit is the complete energy
             1436      system itself.
             1437          (g) "Direct-use geothermal system" is as defined in Section 59-10-1014 .
             1438          (h) "Geothermal electricity" is as defined in Section 59-10-1014 .
             1439          (i) "Geothermal heat-pump system" is as defined in Section 59-10-1014 .
             1440          (j) "Hydroenergy system" is as defined in Section 59-10-1014 .
             1441          (k) "Passive solar system" is as defined in Section 59-10-1014 .
             1442          (l) "Utah Geological Survey" means the Utah Geological Survey established in Section
             1443      [ 63-73-5 ] 79-3-201 .
             1444          (m) "Wind system" is as defined in Section 59-10-1014 .
             1445          (2) (a) (i) A business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust that purchases or
             1446      participates in the financing of a commercial energy system situated in Utah is entitled to a
             1447      refundable tax credit as provided in this Subsection (2)(a) if the commercial energy system
             1448      does not use wind, geothermal electricity, or biomass equipment capable of producing a total
             1449      of 660 or more kilowatts of electricity and:
             1450          (A) the commercial energy system supplies all or part of the energy required by
             1451      commercial units owned or used by the business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust; or
             1452          (B) the business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust sells all or part of the energy
             1453      produced by the commercial energy system as a commercial enterprise.
             1454          (ii) (A) A business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust is entitled to a tax credit of
             1455      up to 10% of the reasonable costs of any commercial energy system installed, including
             1456      installation costs, against any tax due under this chapter for the taxable year in which the
             1457      commercial energy system is completed and placed in service.


             1458          (B) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(a)(ii)(A), the total amount of the credit under this
             1459      Subsection (2)(a) may not exceed $50,000 per commercial unit.
             1460          (C) The credit under this Subsection (2)(a) is allowed for any commercial energy
             1461      system completed and placed in service on or after January 1, 2007.
             1462          (iii) A business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust that leases a commercial
             1463      energy system installed on a commercial unit is eligible for the tax credit under this Subsection
             1464      (2)(a) if the lessee can confirm that the lessor irrevocably elects not to claim the credit.
             1465          (iv) Only the principal recovery portion of the lease payments, which is the cost
             1466      incurred by a business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust in acquiring a commercial
             1467      energy system, excluding interest charges and maintenance expenses, is eligible for the tax
             1468      credit under this Subsection (2)(a).
             1469          (v) A business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust that leases a commercial energy
             1470      system is eligible to use the tax credit under this Subsection (2)(a) for a period no greater than
             1471      seven years from the initiation of the lease.
             1472          (b) (i) A business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust that owns a commercial
             1473      energy system situated in Utah using wind, geothermal electricity, or biomass equipment
             1474      capable of producing a total of 660 or more kilowatts of electricity is entitled to a refundable
             1475      tax credit as provided in this section if:
             1476          (A) the commercial energy system supplies all or part of the energy required by
             1477      commercial units owned or used by the business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust; or
             1478          (B) the business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust sells all or part of the energy
             1479      produced by the commercial energy system as a commercial enterprise.
             1480          (ii) A business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust is entitled to a tax credit under
             1481      this Subsection (2)(b) equal to the product of:
             1482          (A) 0.35 cents; and
             1483          (B) the kilowatt hours of electricity produced and either used or sold during the
             1484      taxable year.
             1485          (iii) The credit allowed by this Subsection (2)(b):


             1486          (A) may be claimed for production occurring during a period of 48 months beginning
             1487      with the month in which the commercial energy system is placed in service; and
             1488          (B) may not be carried forward or back.
             1489          (iv) A business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust that leases a commercial
             1490      energy system installed on a commercial unit is eligible for the tax credit under this section if
             1491      the lessee can confirm that the lessor irrevocably elects not to claim the credit.
             1492          (3) The tax credits provided for under this section are in addition to any tax credits
             1493      provided under the laws or rules and regulations of the United States.
             1494          (4) (a) The Utah Geological Survey may set standards for commercial energy systems
             1495      claiming a tax credit under Subsection (2)(a) that cover the safety, reliability, efficiency,
             1496      leasing, and technical feasibility of the systems to ensure that the systems eligible for the tax
             1497      credit use the state's renewable and nonrenewable energy resources in an appropriate and
             1498      economic manner.
             1499          (b) A tax credit may not be taken under this section until the Utah Geological Survey
             1500      has certified that the commercial energy system has been completely installed and is a viable
             1501      system for saving or production of energy from renewable resources.
             1502          (5) The Utah Geological Survey and the commission may make rules in accordance
             1503      with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, that are necessary to
             1504      implement this section.
             1505          (6) (a) On or before October 1, 2012, and every five years thereafter, the Utah Tax
             1506      Review Commission shall review each tax credit provided by this section and make
             1507      recommendations to the Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee concerning whether the
             1508      credit should be continued, modified, or repealed.
             1509          (b) The Utah Tax Review Commission's report under Subsection (6)(a) shall include
             1510      information concerning the cost of the credit, the purpose and effectiveness of the credit, and
             1511      the state's benefit from the credit.
             1512          Section 18. Section 59-12-103 is amended to read:
             1513           59-12-103. Sales and use tax base -- Rates -- Effective dates -- Use of sales and


             1514      use tax revenues.
             1515          (1) A tax is imposed on the purchaser as provided in this part for amounts paid or
             1516      charged for the following transactions:
             1517          (a) retail sales of tangible personal property made within the state;
             1518          (b) amounts paid for:
             1519          (i) telecommunications service, other than mobile telecommunications service, that
             1520      originates and terminates within the boundaries of this state;
             1521          (ii) mobile telecommunications service that originates and terminates within the
             1522      boundaries of one state only to the extent permitted by the Mobile Telecommunications
             1523      Sourcing Act, 4 U.S.C. Sec. 116 et seq.; or
             1524          (iii) an ancillary service associated with a:
             1525          (A) telecommunications service described in Subsection (1)(b)(i); or
             1526          (B) mobile telecommunications service described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii);
             1527          (c) sales of the following for commercial use:
             1528          (i) gas;
             1529          (ii) electricity;
             1530          (iii) heat;
             1531          (iv) coal;
             1532          (v) fuel oil; or
             1533          (vi) other fuels;
             1534          (d) sales of the following for residential use:
             1535          (i) gas;
             1536          (ii) electricity;
             1537          (iii) heat;
             1538          (iv) coal;
             1539          (v) fuel oil; or
             1540          (vi) other fuels;
             1541          (e) sales of prepared food;


             1542          (f) except as provided in Section 59-12-104 , amounts paid or charged as admission or
             1543      user fees for theaters, movies, operas, museums, planetariums, shows of any type or nature,
             1544      exhibitions, concerts, carnivals, amusement parks, amusement rides, circuses, menageries,
             1545      fairs, races, contests, sporting events, dances, boxing matches, wrestling matches, closed
             1546      circuit television broadcasts, billiard parlors, pool parlors, bowling lanes, golf, miniature golf,
             1547      golf driving ranges, batting cages, skating rinks, ski lifts, ski runs, ski trails, snowmobile trails,
             1548      tennis courts, swimming pools, water slides, river runs, jeep tours, boat tours, scenic cruises,
             1549      horseback rides, sports activities, or any other amusement, entertainment, recreation,
             1550      exhibition, cultural, or athletic activity;
             1551          (g) amounts paid or charged for services for repairs or renovations of tangible personal
             1552      property, unless Section 59-12-104 provides for an exemption from sales and use tax for:
             1553          (i) the tangible personal property; and
             1554          (ii) parts used in the repairs or renovations of the tangible personal property described
             1555      in Subsection (1)(g)(i), whether or not any parts are actually used in the repairs or renovations
             1556      of that tangible personal property;
             1557          (h) except as provided in Subsection 59-12-104 (7), amounts paid or charged for
             1558      assisted cleaning or washing of tangible personal property;
             1559          (i) amounts paid or charged for tourist home, hotel, motel, or trailer court
             1560      accommodations and services that are regularly rented for less than 30 consecutive days;
             1561          (j) amounts paid or charged for laundry or dry cleaning services;
             1562          (k) amounts paid or charged for leases or rentals of tangible personal property if within
             1563      this state the tangible personal property is:
             1564          (i) stored;
             1565          (ii) used; or
             1566          (iii) otherwise consumed;
             1567          (l) amounts paid or charged for tangible personal property if within this state the
             1568      tangible personal property is:
             1569          (i) stored;


             1570          (ii) used; or
             1571          (iii) consumed;
             1572          (m) amounts paid or charged for prepaid telephone calling cards; and
             1573          (n) amounts paid or charged for a sale:
             1574          (i) (A) of a product that:
             1575          (I) is transferred electronically; and
             1576          (II) would be subject to a tax under this chapter if the product was transferred in a
             1577      manner other than electronically; or
             1578          (B) of a repair or renovation of a product that:
             1579          (I) is transferred electronically; and
             1580          (II) would be subject to a tax under this chapter if the product was transferred in a
             1581      manner other than electronically; and
             1582          (ii) regardless of whether the sale provides:
             1583          (A) a right of permanent use of the product; or
             1584          (B) a right to use the product that is less than a permanent use, including a right:
             1585          (I) for a definite or specified length of time; and
             1586          (II) that terminates upon the occurrence of a condition.
             1587          (2) (a) Except as provided in Subsections (2)(b) through (e), a state tax and a local tax
             1588      is imposed on a transaction described in Subsection (1) equal to the sum of:
             1589          (i) a state tax imposed on the transaction at a tax rate equal to the sum of:
             1590          (A) 4.70%; and
             1591          (B) (I) the tax rate the state imposes in accordance with Part 18, Additional State Sales
             1592      and Use Tax Act, if the location of the transaction as determined under Sections 59-12-211
             1593      through 59-12-215 is in a county in which the state imposes the tax under Part 18, Additional
             1594      State Sales and Use Tax Act; and
             1595          (II) the tax rate the state imposes in accordance with Part 20, Supplemental State Sales
             1596      and Use Tax Act, if the location of the transaction as determined under Sections 59-12-211
             1597      through 59-12-215 is in a city, town, or the unincorporated area of a county in which the state


             1598      imposes the tax under Part 20, Supplemental State Sales and Use Tax Act; and
             1599          (ii) a local tax equal to the sum of the tax rates a county, city, or town imposes on the
             1600      transaction under this chapter other than this part.
             1601          (b) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(d) or (e), a state tax and a local tax is
             1602      imposed on a transaction described in Subsection (1)(d) equal to the sum of:
             1603          (i) a state tax imposed on the transaction at a tax rate of 2%; and
             1604          (ii) a local tax equal to the sum of the tax rates a county, city, or town imposes on the
             1605      transaction under this chapter other than this part.
             1606          (c) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(d) or (e), a state tax and a local tax is
             1607      imposed on amounts paid or charged for food and food ingredients equal to the sum of:
             1608          (i) a state tax imposed on the amounts paid or charged for food and food ingredients at
             1609      a tax rate of 1.75%; and
             1610          (ii) a local tax equal to the sum of the tax rates a county, city, or town imposes on the
             1611      amounts paid or charged for food and food ingredients under this chapter other than this part.
             1612          (d) (i) For a bundled transaction that is attributable to food and food ingredients and
             1613      tangible personal property other than food and food ingredients, a state tax and a local tax is
             1614      imposed on the entire bundled transaction equal to the sum of:
             1615          (A) a state tax imposed on the entire bundled transaction equal to the sum of:
             1616          (I) the tax rate described in Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A); and
             1617          (II) (Aa) the tax rate the state imposes in accordance with Part 18, Additional State
             1618      Sales and Use Tax Act, if the location of the transaction as determined under Sections
             1619      59-12-211 through 59-12-215 is in a county in which the state imposes the tax under Part 18,
             1620      Additional State Sales and Use Tax Act; and
             1621          (Bb) the tax rate the state imposes in accordance with Part 20, Supplemental State
             1622      Sales and Use Tax Act, if the location of the transaction as determined under Sections
             1623      59-12-211 through 59-12-215 is in a city, town, or the unincorporated area of a county in
             1624      which the state imposes the tax under Part 20, Supplemental State Sales and Use Tax Act; and
             1625          (B) a local tax imposed on the entire bundled transaction at the sum of the tax rates


             1626      described in Subsection (2)(a)(ii).
             1627          (ii) Subject to Subsection (2)(d)(iii), for a bundled transaction other than a bundled
             1628      transaction described in Subsection (2)(d)(i):
             1629          (A) if the sales price of the bundled transaction is attributable to tangible personal
             1630      property, a product, or a service that is subject to taxation under this chapter and tangible
             1631      personal property, a product, or service that is not subject to taxation under this chapter, the
             1632      entire bundled transaction is subject to taxation under this chapter unless:
             1633          (I) the seller is able to identify by reasonable and verifiable standards the tangible
             1634      personal property, product, or service that is not subject to taxation under this chapter from the
             1635      books and records the seller keeps in the seller's regular course of business; or
             1636          (II) state or federal law provides otherwise; or
             1637          (B) if the sales price of a bundled transaction is attributable to two or more items of
             1638      tangible personal property, products, or services that are subject to taxation under this chapter
             1639      at different rates, the entire bundled transaction is subject to taxation under this chapter at the
             1640      higher tax rate unless:
             1641          (I) the seller is able to identify by reasonable and verifiable standards the tangible
             1642      personal property, product, or service that is subject to taxation under this chapter at the lower
             1643      tax rate from the books and records the seller keeps in the seller's regular course of business; or
             1644          (II) state or federal law provides otherwise.
             1645          (iii) For purposes of Subsection (2)(d)(ii), books and records that a seller keeps in the
             1646      seller's regular course of business includes books and records the seller keeps in the regular
             1647      course of business for nontax purposes.
             1648          (e) Subject to Subsections (2)(f) and (g), a tax rate repeal or tax rate change for a tax
             1649      rate imposed under the following shall take effect on the first day of a calendar quarter:
             1650          (i) Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A);
             1651          (ii) Subsection (2)(b)(i);
             1652          (iii) Subsection (2)(c)(i); or
             1653          (iv) Subsection (2)(d)(i)(A)(I).


             1654          (f) (i) A tax rate increase shall take effect on the first day of the first billing period that
             1655      begins after the effective date of the tax rate increase if the billing period for the transaction
             1656      begins before the effective date of a tax rate increase imposed under:
             1657          (A) Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A);
             1658          (B) Subsection (2)(b)(i);
             1659          (C) Subsection (2)(c)(i); or
             1660          (D) Subsection (2)(d)(i)(A)(I).
             1661          (ii) The repeal of a tax or a tax rate decrease shall take effect on the first day of the last
             1662      billing period that began before the effective date of the repeal of the tax or the tax rate
             1663      decrease if the billing period for the transaction begins before the effective date of the repeal
             1664      of the tax or the tax rate decrease imposed under:
             1665          (A) Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A);
             1666          (B) Subsection (2)(b)(i);
             1667          (C) Subsection (2)(c)(i); or
             1668          (D) Subsection (2)(d)(i)(A)(I).
             1669          (g) (i) For a tax rate described in Subsection (2)(g)(ii), if a tax due on a catalogue sale
             1670      is computed on the basis of sales and use tax rates published in the catalogue, a tax rate repeal
             1671      or change in a tax rate takes effect:
             1672          (A) on the first day of a calendar quarter; and
             1673          (B) beginning 60 days after the effective date of the tax rate repeal or tax rate change.
             1674          (ii) Subsection (2)(g)(i) applies to the tax rates described in the following:
             1675          (A) Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A);
             1676          (B) Subsection (2)(b)(i);
             1677          (C) Subsection (2)(c)(i); or
             1678          (D) Subsection (2)(d)(i)(A)(I).
             1679          (iii) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
             1680      the commission may by rule define the term "catalogue sale."
             1681          (3) (a) The following state taxes shall be deposited into the General Fund:


             1682          (i) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A);
             1683          (ii) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(b)(i);
             1684          (iii) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(c)(i); or
             1685          (iv) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(d)(i)(A)(I).
             1686          (b) The following local taxes shall be distributed to a county, city, or town as provided
             1687      in this chapter:
             1688          (i) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(a)(ii);
             1689          (ii) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(b)(ii);
             1690          (iii) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(c)(ii); and
             1691          (iv) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(d)(i)(B).
             1692          (4) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), for a fiscal year beginning on or after July
             1693      1, 2003, the lesser of the following amounts shall be used as provided in Subsections (4)(b)
             1694      through (g):
             1695          (i) for taxes listed under Subsection (3)(a), the amount of tax revenue generated:
             1696          (A) by a 1/16% tax rate on the transactions described in Subsection (1); and
             1697          (B) for the fiscal year; or
             1698          (ii) $17,500,000.
             1699          (b) (i) For a fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 2003, 14% of the amount
             1700      described in Subsection (4)(a) shall be transferred each year as dedicated credits to the
             1701      Department of Natural Resources to:
             1702          (A) implement the measures described in Subsections [ 63-34-14 (4)(a)] 79-2-303 (3)(a)
             1703      through (d) to protect sensitive plant and animal species; or
             1704          (B) award grants, up to the amount authorized by the Legislature in an appropriations
             1705      act, to political subdivisions of the state to implement the measures described in Subsections
             1706      [ 63-34-14 (4)(a)] 79-2-303 (3)(a) through (d) to protect sensitive plant and animal species.
             1707          (ii) Money transferred to the Department of Natural Resources under Subsection
             1708      (4)(b)(i) may not be used to assist the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or any other
             1709      person to list or attempt to have listed a species as threatened or endangered under the


             1710      Endangered Species Act of 1973, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1531 et seq.
             1711          (iii) At the end of each fiscal year:
             1712          (A) 50% of any unexpended dedicated credits shall lapse to the Water Resources
             1713      Conservation and Development Fund created in Section 73-10-24 ;
             1714          (B) 25% of any unexpended dedicated credits shall lapse to the Utah Wastewater Loan
             1715      Program Subaccount created in Section 73-10c-5 ; and
             1716          (C) 25% of any unexpended dedicated credits shall lapse to the Drinking Water Loan
             1717      Program Subaccount created in Section 73-10c-5 .
             1718          (c) For a fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 2003, 3% of the amount described in
             1719      Subsection (4)(a) shall be deposited each year in the Agriculture Resource Development Fund
             1720      created in Section 4-18-6 .
             1721          (d) (i) For a fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 2003, 1% of the amount described
             1722      in Subsection (4)(a) shall be transferred each year as dedicated credits to the Division of Water
             1723      Rights to cover the costs incurred in hiring legal and technical staff for the adjudication of
             1724      water rights.
             1725          (ii) At the end of each fiscal year:
             1726          (A) 50% of any unexpended dedicated credits shall lapse to the Water Resources
             1727      Conservation and Development Fund created in Section 73-10-24 ;
             1728          (B) 25% of any unexpended dedicated credits shall lapse to the Utah Wastewater Loan
             1729      Program Subaccount created in Section 73-10c-5 ; and
             1730          (C) 25% of any unexpended dedicated credits shall lapse to the Drinking Water Loan
             1731      Program Subaccount created in Section 73-10c-5 .
             1732          (e) (i) For a fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 2003, 41% of the amount
             1733      described in Subsection (4)(a) shall be deposited in the Water Resources Conservation and
             1734      Development Fund created in Section 73-10-24 for use by the Division of Water Resources.
             1735          (ii) In addition to the uses allowed of the Water Resources Conservation and
             1736      Development Fund under Section 73-10-24 , the Water Resources Conservation and
             1737      Development Fund may also be used to:


             1738          (A) conduct hydrologic and geotechnical investigations by the Division of Water
             1739      Resources in a cooperative effort with other state, federal, or local entities, for the purpose of
             1740      quantifying surface and ground water resources and describing the hydrologic systems of an
             1741      area in sufficient detail so as to enable local and state resource managers to plan for and
             1742      accommodate growth in water use without jeopardizing the resource;
             1743          (B) fund state required dam safety improvements; and
             1744          (C) protect the state's interest in interstate water compact allocations, including the
             1745      hiring of technical and legal staff.
             1746          (f) For a fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 2003, 20.5% of the amount described
             1747      in Subsection (4)(a) shall be deposited in the Utah Wastewater Loan Program Subaccount
             1748      created in Section 73-10c-5 for use by the Water Quality Board to fund wastewater projects.
             1749          (g) For a fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 2003, 20.5% of the amount described
             1750      in Subsection (4)(a) shall be deposited in the Drinking Water Loan Program Subaccount
             1751      created in Section 73-10c-5 for use by the Division of Drinking Water to:
             1752          (i) provide for the installation and repair of collection, treatment, storage, and
             1753      distribution facilities for any public water system, as defined in Section 19-4-102 ;
             1754          (ii) develop underground sources of water, including springs and wells; and
             1755          (iii) develop surface water sources.
             1756          (5) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), for a fiscal year beginning on or after July
             1757      1, 2006, the difference between the following amounts shall be expended as provided in this
             1758      Subsection (5), if that difference is greater than $1:
             1759          (i) for taxes listed under Subsection (3)(a), the amount of tax revenue generated for the
             1760      fiscal year by a 1/16% tax rate on the transactions described in Subsection (1); and
             1761          (ii) $17,500,000.
             1762          (b) (i) The first $500,000 of the difference described in Subsection (5)(a) shall be:
             1763          (A) transferred each fiscal year to the Department of Natural Resources as dedicated
             1764      credits; and
             1765          (B) expended by the Department of Natural Resources for watershed rehabilitation or


             1766      restoration.
             1767          (ii) At the end of each fiscal year, 100% of any unexpended dedicated credits
             1768      described in Subsection (5)(b)(i) shall lapse to the Water Resources Conservation and
             1769      Development Fund created in Section 73-10-24 .
             1770          (c) (i) After making the transfer required by Subsection (5)(b)(i), $150,000 of the
             1771      remaining difference described in Subsection (5)(a) shall be:
             1772          (A) transferred each fiscal year to the Division of Water Resources as dedicated
             1773      credits; and
             1774          (B) expended by the Division of Water Resources for cloud-seeding projects
             1775      authorized by Title 73, Chapter 15, Modification of Weather.
             1776          (ii) At the end of each fiscal year, 100% of any unexpended dedicated credits
             1777      described in Subsection (5)(c)(i) shall lapse to the Water Resources Conservation and
             1778      Development Fund created in Section 73-10-24 .
             1779          (d) After making the transfers required by Subsections (5)(b) and (c), 94% of the
             1780      remaining difference described in Subsection (5)(a) shall be deposited into the Water
             1781      Resources Conservation and Development Fund created in Section 73-10-24 for use by the
             1782      Division of Water Resources for:
             1783          (i) preconstruction costs:
             1784          (A) as defined in Subsection 73-26-103 (6) for projects authorized by Title 73, Chapter
             1785      26, Bear River Development Act; and
             1786          (B) as defined in Subsection 73-28-103 (8) for the Lake Powell Pipeline project
             1787      authorized by Title 73, Chapter 28, Lake Powell Pipeline Development Act;
             1788          (ii) the cost of employing a civil engineer to oversee any project authorized by Title
             1789      73, Chapter 26, Bear River Development Act;
             1790          (iii) the cost of employing a civil engineer to oversee the Lake Powell Pipeline project
             1791      authorized by Title 73, Chapter 28, Lake Powell Pipeline Development Act; and
             1792          (iv) other uses authorized under Sections 73-10-24 , 73-10-25.1 , 73-10-30 , and
             1793      Subsection (4)(e)(ii) after funding the uses specified in Subsections (5)(d)(i) through (iii).


             1794          (e) Any unexpended monies described in Subsection (5)(d) that remain in the Water
             1795      Resources Conservation and Development Fund at the end of the fiscal year are nonlapsing.
             1796          (f) After making the transfers required by Subsections (5)(b) and (c) and subject to
             1797      Subsection (5)(g), 6% of the remaining difference described in Subsection (5)(a) shall be
             1798      transferred each year as dedicated credits to the Division of Water Rights to cover the costs
             1799      incurred for employing additional technical staff for the administration of water rights.
             1800          (g) At the end of each fiscal year, any unexpended dedicated credits described in
             1801      Subsection (5)(f) over $150,000 lapse to the Water Resources Conservation and Development
             1802      Fund created in Section 73-10-24 .
             1803          (6) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), for a fiscal year beginning on or after July 1,
             1804      2003, and for taxes listed under Subsection (3)(a), the amount of revenue generated by a
             1805      1/16% tax rate on the transactions described in Subsection (1) for the fiscal year shall be
             1806      deposited in the Transportation Fund created by Section 72-2-102 .
             1807          (7) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a) and until Subsection (7)(b) applies,
             1808      beginning on January 1, 2000, the Division of Finance shall deposit into the Centennial
             1809      Highway Fund Restricted Account created in Section 72-2-118 a portion of the taxes listed
             1810      under Subsection (3)(a) equal to the revenues generated by a 1/64% tax rate on the taxable
             1811      transactions under Subsection (1).
             1812          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), when the highway general obligation bonds
             1813      have been paid off and the highway projects completed that are intended to be paid from
             1814      revenues deposited in the Centennial Highway Fund Restricted Account as determined by the
             1815      Executive Appropriations Committee under Subsection 72-2-118 (6)(d), the Division of
             1816      Finance shall deposit into the Transportation Investment Fund of 2005 created by Section
             1817      72-2-124 a portion of the taxes listed under Subsection (3)(a) equal to the revenues generated
             1818      by a 1/64% tax rate on the taxable transactions under Subsection (1).
             1819          (8) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), in addition to the amount deposited in
             1820      Subsection (7)(a), and until Subsection (8)(b) applies, for a fiscal year beginning on or after
             1821      July 1, 2007, the Division of Finance shall deposit into the Centennial Highway Fund


             1822      Restricted Account created by Section 72-2-118 a portion of the taxes listed under Subsection
             1823      (3)(a) equal to 8.3% of the revenues collected from the following taxes, which represents a
             1824      portion of the approximately 17% of sales and use tax revenues generated annually by the
             1825      sales and use tax on vehicles and vehicle-related products:
             1826          (i) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A);
             1827          (ii) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(b)(i);
             1828          (iii) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(c)(i); and
             1829          (iv) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(d)(i)(A)(I).
             1830          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a) and in addition to the amounts deposited under
             1831      Subsection (7)(b), when the highway general obligation bonds have been paid off and the
             1832      highway projects completed that are intended to be paid from revenues deposited in the
             1833      Centennial Highway Fund Restricted Account as determined by the Executive Appropriations
             1834      Committee under Subsection 72-2-118 (6)(d), the Division of Finance shall deposit into the
             1835      Transportation Investment Fund of 2005 created by Section 72-2-124 a portion of the taxes
             1836      listed under Subsection (3)(a) equal to 8.3% of the revenues collected from the following
             1837      taxes, which represents a portion of the approximately 17% of sales and use tax revenues
             1838      generated annually by the sales and use tax on vehicles and vehicle-related products:
             1839          (i) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A);
             1840          (ii) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(b)(i);
             1841          (iii) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(c)(i); and
             1842          (iv) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(d)(i)(A)(I).
             1843          (9) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a) and for the fiscal year 2008-09 only, the
             1844      Division of Finance shall deposit $55,000,000 of the revenues generated by the taxes listed
             1845      under Subsection (3)(a) into the Critical Highway Needs Fund created by Section 72-2-125 .
             1846          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a) and until Subsection (9)(c) applies, for a fiscal
             1847      year beginning on or after July 1, 2009, the Division of Finance shall annually deposit
             1848      $90,000,000 of the revenues generated by the taxes listed under Subsection (3)(a) into the
             1849      Critical Highway Needs Fund created by Section 72-2-125 .


             1850          (c) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a) and in addition to any amounts deposited under
             1851      Subsections (7) and (8), when the general obligation bonds authorized by Section 63B-16-101
             1852      have been paid off and the highway projects completed that are included in the prioritized
             1853      project list under Subsection 72-2-125 (4) as determined in accordance with Subsection
             1854      72-2-125 (6), the Division of Finance shall annually deposit $90,000,000 of the revenues
             1855      generated by the taxes listed under Subsection (3)(a) into the Transportation Investment Fund
             1856      of 2005 created by Section 72-2-124 .
             1857          (10) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), for each fiscal year beginning with fiscal year
             1858      2008-09, $915,000 shall be deposited into the Qualified Emergency Food Agencies Fund
             1859      created by Section 9-4-1409 and expended as provided in Section 9-4-1409 .
             1860          (11) (a) (i) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), except as provided in Subsection
             1861      (11)(a)(ii), and until Subsection (11)(b) applies, beginning on January 1, 2009, the Division of
             1862      Finance shall deposit into the Critical Highway Needs Fund created by Section 72-2-125 the
             1863      amount of tax revenue generated by a .025% tax rate on the transactions described in
             1864      Subsection (1).
             1865          (ii) For purposes of Subsection (11)(a)(i), the Division of Finance may not deposit into
             1866      the Critical Highway Needs Fund any tax revenue generated by amounts paid or charged for
             1867      food and food ingredients, except for tax revenue generated by a bundled transaction
             1868      attributable to food and food ingredients and tangible personal property other than food and
             1869      food ingredients described in Subsection (2)(e).
             1870          (b) (i) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), except as provided in Subsection (11)(b)(ii),
             1871      and in addition to any amounts deposited under Subsections (7), (9), and (10), when the
             1872      general obligation bonds authorized by Section 63B-16-101 have been paid off and the
             1873      highway projects completed that are included in the prioritized project list under Subsection
             1874      72-2-125 (4) as determined in accordance with Subsection 72-2-125 (6), the Division of
             1875      Finance shall deposit into the Transportation Investment Fund of 2005 created by Section
             1876      72-2-124 the amount of tax revenue generated by a .025% tax rate on the transactions
             1877      described in Subsection (1).


             1878          (ii) For purposes of Subsection (11)(b)(i), the Division of Finance may not deposit into
             1879      the Transportation Investment Fund of 2005 any tax revenue generated by amounts paid or
             1880      charged for food and food ingredients, except for tax revenue generated by a bundled
             1881      transaction attributable to food and food ingredients and tangible personal property other than
             1882      food and food ingredients described in Subsection (2)(e).
             1883          (12) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), and except as provided in Subsection
             1884      (12)(b), beginning on January 1, 2009, the Division of Finance shall deposit into the
             1885      Transportation Fund created by Section 72-2-102 the amount of tax revenue generated by a
             1886      .025% tax rate on the transactions described in Subsection (1) to be expended to address
             1887      chokepoints in construction management.
             1888          (b) For purposes of Subsection (12)(a), the Division of Finance may not deposit into
             1889      the Transportation Fund any tax revenue generated by amounts paid or charged for food and
             1890      food ingredients, except for tax revenue generated by a bundled transaction attributable to
             1891      food and food ingredients and tangible personal property other than food and food ingredients
             1892      described in Subsection (2)(e).
             1893          Section 19. Section 59-23-4 is amended to read:
             1894           59-23-4. Brine shrimp royalty -- Royalty rate -- Commission to prepare billing
             1895      statement -- Deposit of revenue.
             1896          (1) (a) Beginning on February 1, 2004, and ending on January 31, 2006, there is
             1897      imposed for each tax year a brine shrimp royalty of the lesser of:
             1898          (i) 3.75 cents multiplied by the total pounds of unprocessed brine shrimp eggs that are
             1899      harvested in the state during the tax year; or
             1900          (ii) $550,000.
             1901          (b) Beginning on February 1, 2006, there is imposed for each tax year a brine shrimp
             1902      royalty of 3.75 cents multiplied by the pounds of unprocessed brine shrimp eggs that are
             1903      harvested in the state during the tax year.
             1904          (2) Beginning on February 1, 2004, and ending on January 31, 2006, the royalty
             1905      amount due from a person for each tax year is:


             1906          (a) if the brine shrimp royalty for the tax year is as described in Subsection (1)(a)(i),
             1907      the gross volume of unprocessed brine shrimp eggs harvested in the state by that person during
             1908      that tax year multiplied by 3.75 cents; or
             1909          (b) if the brine shrimp royalty for the tax year is $550,000, the gross volume of
             1910      unprocessed brine shrimp eggs harvested in the state by that person for that tax year multiplied
             1911      by the alternate royalty rate.
             1912          (3) Beginning on February 1, 2006, the royalty amount due from a person for a tax
             1913      year is the gross volume of unprocessed brine shrimp eggs harvested in the state by that person
             1914      during that tax year multiplied by 3.75 cents.
             1915          (4) (a) A person that harvests unprocessed brine shrimp eggs shall report to the
             1916      Department of Natural Resources the total gross volume of unprocessed brine shrimp eggs
             1917      harvested by that person for that tax year on or before the February 15 immediately following
             1918      the last day of that tax year.
             1919          (b) The Department of Natural Resources shall provide the following information to
             1920      the commission on or before the March 1 immediately following the last day of a tax year:
             1921          (i) the total gross volume of unprocessed brine shrimp eggs harvested for that tax year;
             1922      and
             1923          (ii) for each person that harvested brine shrimp eggs for that tax year:
             1924          (A) the gross volume of unprocessed brine shrimp eggs harvested by that person for
             1925      that tax year; and
             1926          (B) a current billing address for that person; and
             1927          (iii) any additional information required by the commission.
             1928          (c) (i) The commission shall prepare and mail a billing statement to each person that
             1929      harvested unprocessed brine shrimp eggs by the March 30 immediately following the last day
             1930      of a tax year.
             1931          (ii) The billing statement under Subsection (4)(c)(i) shall specify:
             1932          (A) the gross volume of unprocessed brine shrimp eggs harvested by that person for
             1933      that tax year;


             1934          (B) the amount of brine shrimp royalty that the person owes; and
             1935          (C) the date that the brine shrimp royalty payment is due as provided in Section
             1936      59-23-5 .
             1937          (d) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
             1938      the commission may make rules prescribing the information required under Subsection
             1939      (4)(b)(iii).
             1940          (5) All revenue generated by the brine shrimp royalty shall be deposited in the Species
             1941      Protection Account created in Section [ 63-34-14 ] 79-2-303 .
             1942          (6) Beginning with the 2004 interim, the Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee:
             1943          (a) shall review the annual brine shrimp royalty amount imposed under this section
             1944      one or more times every five years;
             1945          (b) shall determine on or before the November interim meeting of the year in which
             1946      the Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee reviews the annual brine shrimp royalty amount
             1947      imposed under this section whether the royalty amount should be:
             1948          (i) continued;
             1949          (ii) modified; or
             1950          (iii) repealed; and
             1951          (c) may review any other issue related to the brine shrimp royalty imposed under this
             1952      part as determined by the Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee.
             1953          Section 20. Section 63A-5-204 is amended to read:
             1954           63A-5-204. Specific powers and duties of director.
             1955          (1) As used in this section, "capitol hill facilities" and "capitol hill grounds" have the
             1956      same meaning as provided in Section 63C-9-102 .
             1957          (2) (a) The director shall:
             1958          (i) recommend rules to the executive director for the use and management of facilities
             1959      and grounds owned or occupied by the state for the use of its departments and agencies;
             1960          (ii) supervise and control the allocation of space, in accordance with legislative
             1961      directive through annual appropriations acts or other specific legislation, to the various


             1962      departments, commissions, institutions, and agencies in all buildings or space owned, leased,
             1963      or rented by or to the state, except capitol hill facilities and capitol hill grounds and except as
             1964      otherwise provided by law;
             1965          (iii) comply with the procedures and requirements of Title 63A, Chapter 5, Part 3,
             1966      Division of Facilities Construction and Management Leasing;
             1967          (iv) except as provided in Subsection (2)(b), acquire, as authorized by the Legislature
             1968      through the appropriations act or other specific legislation, and hold title to, in the name of the
             1969      division, all real property, buildings, fixtures, or appurtenances owned by the state or any of its
             1970      agencies;
             1971          (v) adopt and use a common seal, of a form and design determined by the director, and
             1972      of which courts shall take judicial notice;
             1973          (vi) file a description and impression of the seal with the Division of Archives;
             1974          (vii) collect and maintain all deeds, abstracts of title, and all other documents
             1975      evidencing title to or interest in property belonging to the state or any of its departments,
             1976      except institutions of higher education and the School and Institutional Trust Lands
             1977      Administration;
             1978          (viii) report all properties acquired by the state, except those acquired by institutions
             1979      of higher education, to the director of the Division of Finance for inclusion in the state's
             1980      financial records;
             1981          (ix) before charging a rate, fee, or other amount for services provided by the division's
             1982      internal service fund to an executive branch agency, or to a subscriber of services other than
             1983      an executive branch agency:
             1984          (A) submit the proposed rates, fees, and cost analysis to the Rate Committee
             1985      established in Section 63A-1-114 ; and
             1986          (B) obtain the approval of the Legislature as required by Section 63J-1-306 ;
             1987          (x) conduct a market analysis by July 1, 2005, and periodically thereafter, of proposed
             1988      rates and fees, which analysis shall include a comparison of the division's rates and fees with
             1989      the fees of other public or private sector providers where comparable services and rates are


             1990      reasonably available;
             1991          (xi) implement the State Building Energy Efficiency Program under Section
             1992      63A-5-701 ; and
             1993          (xii) take all other action necessary for carrying out the purposes of this chapter.
             1994          (b) Legislative approval is not required for acquisitions by the division that cost less
             1995      than $250,000.
             1996          (3) (a) The director shall direct or delegate maintenance and operations, preventive
             1997      maintenance, and facilities inspection programs and activities for any department,
             1998      commission, institution, or agency, except:
             1999          (i) the State Capitol Preservation Board; and
             2000          (ii) state institutions of higher education.
             2001          (b) The director may choose to delegate responsibility for these functions only when
             2002      the director determines that:
             2003          (i) the department or agency has requested the responsibility;
             2004          (ii) the department or agency has the necessary resources and skills to comply with
             2005      facility maintenance standards approved by the State Building Board; and
             2006          (iii) the delegation would result in net cost savings to the state as a whole.
             2007          (c) The State Capitol Preservation Board and state institutions of higher education are
             2008      exempt from Division of Facilities Construction and Management oversight.
             2009          (d) Each state institution of higher education shall comply with the facility
             2010      maintenance standards approved by the State Building Board.
             2011          (e) Except for the State Capitol Preservation Board, agencies and institutions that are
             2012      exempt from division oversight shall annually report their compliance with the facility
             2013      maintenance standards to the division in the format required by the division.
             2014          (f) The division shall:
             2015          (i) prescribe a standard format for reporting compliance with the facility maintenance
             2016      standards;
             2017          (ii) report agency and institution compliance or noncompliance with the standards to


             2018      the Legislature; and
             2019          (iii) conduct periodic audits of exempt agencies and institutions to ensure that they are
             2020      complying with the standards.
             2021          (4) (a) In making any allocations of space under Subsection (2), the director shall:
             2022          (i) conduct studies to determine the actual needs of each department, commission,
             2023      institution, or agency; and
             2024          (ii) comply with the restrictions contained in this Subsection (4).
             2025          (b) The supervision and control of the legislative area is reserved to the Legislature.
             2026          (c) The supervision and control of the judicial area is reserved to the judiciary for trial
             2027      courts only.
             2028          (d) The director may not supervise or control the allocation of space for entities in the
             2029      public and higher education systems.
             2030          (e) The supervision and control of capitol hill facilities and capitol hill grounds is
             2031      reserved to the State Capitol Preservation Board.
             2032          (5) The director may:
             2033          (a) hire or otherwise procure assistance and services, professional, skilled, or
             2034      otherwise, that are necessary to carry out the director's responsibilities, and may expend funds
             2035      provided for that purpose either through annual operating budget appropriations or from
             2036      nonlapsing project funds;
             2037          (b) sue and be sued in the name of the division; and
             2038          (c) hold, buy, lease, and acquire by exchange or otherwise, as authorized by the
             2039      Legislature, whatever real or personal property that is necessary for the discharge of the
             2040      director's duties.
             2041          (6) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (2)(a)(iv), the following entities may
             2042      hold title to any real property, buildings, fixtures, and appurtenances held by them for
             2043      purposes other than administration that are under their control and management:
             2044          (a) the Office of Trust Administrator;
             2045          (b) the Department of Transportation;


             2046          (c) the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands;
             2047          (d) the Department of Natural Resources;
             2048          (e) the Utah National Guard;
             2049          (f) any area vocational center or other institution administered by the State Board of
             2050      Education;
             2051          (g) any institution of higher education; and
             2052          (h) the Utah Science Technology and Research Governing Authority.
             2053          (7) The director shall ensure that any firm performing testing and inspection work
             2054      governed by the American Society for Testing Materials Standard E-329 on public buildings
             2055      under the director's supervision shall:
             2056          (a) fully comply with the American Society for Testing Materials standard
             2057      specifications for agencies engaged in the testing and inspection of materials known as ASTM
             2058      E-329; and
             2059          (b) carry a minimum of $1,000,000 of errors and omissions insurance.
             2060          (8) Notwithstanding Subsections (2)(a)(iii) and (iv), the School and Institutional Trust
             2061      Lands Administration may hold title to any real property, buildings, fixtures, and
             2062      appurtenances held by it that are under its control.
             2063          Section 21. Section 63A-5-222 is amended to read:
             2064           63A-5-222. Critical land near state prison -- Definitions -- Preservation as open
             2065      land -- Management and use of land -- Restrictions on transfer -- Wetlands development
             2066      -- Conservation easement.
             2067          (1) For purposes of this section:
             2068          (a) "Corrections" means the Department of Corrections created under Section 64-13-2 .
             2069          (b) "Critical land" means a parcel of approximately 250 acres of land owned by the
             2070      division and located on the east edge of the Jordan River between about 12300 South and
             2071      14600 South in Salt Lake County, approximately the southern half of whose eastern boundary
             2072      abuts the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad right of way.
             2073          (c) (i) "Open land" means land that is:


             2074          (A) preserved in or restored to a predominantly natural, open, and undeveloped
             2075      condition; and
             2076          (B) used for:
             2077          (I) wildlife habitat;
             2078          (II) cultural or recreational use;
             2079          (III) watershed protection; or
             2080          (IV) another use consistent with the preservation of the land in or restoration of the
             2081      land to a predominantly natural, open, and undeveloped condition.
             2082          (ii) (A) "Open land" does not include land whose predominant use is as a developed
             2083      facility for active recreational activities, including baseball, tennis, soccer, golf, or other
             2084      sporting or similar activity.
             2085          (B) The condition of land does not change from a natural, open, and undeveloped
             2086      condition because of the development or presence on the land of facilities, including trails,
             2087      waterways, and grassy areas, that:
             2088          (I) enhance the natural, scenic, or aesthetic qualities of the land; or
             2089          (II) facilitate the public's access to or use of the land for the enjoyment of its natural,
             2090      scenic, or aesthetic qualities and for compatible recreational activities.
             2091          (2) (a) (i) The critical land shall be preserved in perpetuity as open land.
             2092          (ii) The long-term ownership and management of the critical land should eventually be
             2093      turned over to the Department of Natural Resources created under Section [ 63-34-3 ] 79-2-201
             2094      or another agency or entity that is able to accomplish the purposes and intent of this section.
             2095          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(a)(i) and as funding is available, certain actions
             2096      should be taken on or with respect to the critical land, including:
             2097          (i) the development and implementation of a program to eliminate noxious vegetation
             2098      and restore and facilitate the return of natural vegetation on the critical land;
             2099          (ii) the development of a system of trails through the critical land that is compatible
             2100      with the preservation of the critical land as open land;
             2101          (iii) the development and implementation of a program to restore the natural features


             2102      of and improve the flows of the Jordan River as it crosses the critical land;
             2103          (iv) the preservation of the archeological site discovered on the critical land and the
             2104      development of an interpretive site in connection with the archeological discovery;
             2105          (v) in restoring features on the critical land, the adoption of methods and plans that
             2106      will enhance the critical land's function as a wildlife habitat;
             2107          (vi) taking measures to reduce safety risks on the critical land; and
             2108          (vii) the elimination or rehabilitation of a prison dump site on the critical land.
             2109          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), no interest in the critical land may be
             2110      sold, assigned, leased, or otherwise transferred unless measures are taken to ensure that the
             2111      critical land that is transferred will be preserved as open land in perpetuity.
             2112          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), exchanges of property may be undertaken to
             2113      resolve boundary disputes with adjacent property owners and easements may be granted for
             2114      trails and other purposes consistent with Subsection (2)(b) and with the preservation of the
             2115      critical land as open land.
             2116          (4) The division shall use the funds remaining from the appropriation under Laws of
             2117      Utah 1998, Chapter 399, for the purposes of:
             2118          (a) determining the boundaries and legal description of the critical land;
             2119          (b) determining the boundaries and legal description of the adjacent property owned
             2120      by the division;
             2121          (c) fencing the critical land and adjacent land owned by the division where appropriate
             2122      and needed; and
             2123          (d) assisting to carry out the intent of this section.
             2124          (5) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(a)(i), the division or its successor in title to the
             2125      critical land may develop or allow a public agency or private entity to develop more wetlands
             2126      on the critical land than exist naturally or existed previously.
             2127          (b) (i) Subject to Subsections (3)(a) and (5)(b)(ii), the division or its successor in title
             2128      may transfer jurisdiction of all or a portion of the critical land to a public agency or private
             2129      entity to provide for the development and management of wetlands and designated wetland


             2130      buffer areas.
             2131          (ii) Before transferring jurisdiction of any part of the critical land under Subsection
             2132      (5)(b)(i), the division or its successor in title shall assure that reasonable efforts are made to
             2133      obtain approval from the appropriate federal agency to allow mitigation credits in connection
             2134      with the critical land to be used for impacts occurring anywhere along the Wasatch Front.
             2135          (6) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, corrections shall have access
             2136      to the cooling pond located on the critical land as long as that access to and use of the cooling
             2137      pond are not inconsistent with the preservation of the critical land as open land.
             2138          (7) The Department of Corrections, the division, and all other state departments,
             2139      divisions, or agencies shall cooperate together to carry out the intent of this section.
             2140          (8) In order to ensure that the land referred to in this section is preserved as open land,
             2141      the division shall, as soon as practicable, place the land under a perpetual conservation
             2142      easement in favor of an independent party such as a reputable land conservation organization
             2143      or a state or local government agency with experience in conservation easements.
             2144          Section 22. Section 63B-4-201 is amended to read:
             2145           63B-4-201. Legislative intent statements -- Capital facilities.
             2146          (1) (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the University of Utah use institutional
             2147      and other funds to plan, design, and construct two campus child care centers under the
             2148      supervision of the director of the Division of Facilities Construction and Management unless
             2149      supervisory authority is delegated by the director.
             2150          (b) The university shall work with Salt Lake City and the surrounding neighborhood to
             2151      ensure site compatibility for future recreational development by the city.
             2152          (2) It is the intent of the Legislature that the University of Utah use institutional funds
             2153      to plan, design, and construct:
             2154          (a) the Union Parking structure under the supervision of the director of the Division of
             2155      Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated by the
             2156      director;
             2157          (b) the stadium renovation under the supervision of the director of the Division of


             2158      Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated by the
             2159      director;
             2160          (c) the Huntsman Cancer Institute under the supervision of the director of the Division
             2161      of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated by the
             2162      director;
             2163          (d) the Business Case Method Building under the supervision of the director of the
             2164      Division of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated
             2165      by the director; and
             2166          (e) the Fine Arts Museum expansion under the supervision of the director of the
             2167      Division of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated
             2168      by the director.
             2169          (3) It is the intent of the Legislature that Utah State University use institutional funds
             2170      to plan, design, and construct:
             2171          (a) a student health services facility under the supervision of the director of the
             2172      Division of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated
             2173      by the director;
             2174          (b) a women's softball field under the supervision of the director of the Division of
             2175      Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated by the
             2176      director;
             2177          (c) an addition to the Nutrition and Food Services Building under the supervision of
             2178      the director of the Division of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory
             2179      authority is delegated by the director; and
             2180          (d) a Human Resource Research Center under the supervision of the director of the
             2181      Division of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated
             2182      by the director.
             2183          (4) It is the intent of the Legislature that Weber State University use institutional funds
             2184      to plan, design, and construct:
             2185          (a) a track renovation under the supervision of the director of the Division of Facilities


             2186      Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated by the director; and
             2187          (b) the Dee Events Center offices under the supervision of the director of the Division
             2188      of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated by the
             2189      director.
             2190          (5) It is the intent of the Legislature that Southern Utah University use:
             2191          (a) institutional funds to plan, design, and construct an institutional residence under
             2192      the supervision of the director of the Division of Facilities Construction and Management
             2193      unless supervisory authority is delegated by the director; and
             2194          (b) project revenues and other funds to plan, design, and construct the Shakespearean
             2195      Festival support facilities under the supervision of the director of the Division of Facilities
             2196      Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated by the director.
             2197          (6) It is the intent of the Legislature that Dixie College use institutional funds to plan,
             2198      design, and construct an institutional residence under the supervision of the director of the
             2199      Division of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated
             2200      by the director.
             2201          (7) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands
             2202      use federal and other funds to plan, design, and construct a wetlands enhancement facility
             2203      under the supervision of the director of the Division of Facilities Construction and
             2204      Management unless supervisory authority is delegated by the director.
             2205          (8) (a) As provided in Subsection 63A-5-209 (2), the funds appropriated to the Project
             2206      Reserve Fund may only be used for the award of contracts in excess of the construction budget
             2207      if these funds are required to meet the intent of the project.
             2208          (b) It is the intent of the Legislature that:
             2209          (i) up to $2,000,000 of the amount may be used to award the construction contract for
             2210      the Ogden Court Building; and
             2211          (ii) the need for any funds remaining as of December 31, 1995 be reviewed by the
             2212      1996 Legislature.
             2213          (9) (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the State Building Ownership Authority,


             2214      under authority of Title 63B, Chapter 1, Part 3, State Building Ownership Authority Act, issue
             2215      or execute obligations or enter into or arrange for a lease purchase agreement in which
             2216      participation interests may be created to provide up to $539,700 for the purchase and
             2217      demolition of the Keyston property and construction of parking facilities adjacent to the State
             2218      Office of Education Building in Salt Lake City, with additional amounts necessary to:
             2219          (i) pay costs of issuance;
             2220          (ii) pay capitalized interest; and
             2221          (iii) fund any debt service reserve requirements.
             2222          (b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the authority seek out the most cost effective
             2223      and prudent lease purchase plan available with technical assistance from the state treasurer,
             2224      the director of the Division of Finance, and the director of the Governor's Office of Planning
             2225      and Budget.
             2226          (10) (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the monies appropriated for Phase One of
             2227      the Remodeling/Life Safety Upgrades of the Browning Fine Arts Center at Weber State
             2228      University is to include design of full code compliance, life safety, space necessary to maintain
             2229      required programs, and seismic upgrades.
             2230          (b) The design shall identify the full scope and cost of Phase Two of the remodeling
             2231      for funding consideration in the fiscal year 1997 budget cycle.
             2232          (11) It is the intent of the Legislature that:
             2233          (a) the fiscal year 1996 appropriation for the Davis County Higher Education land
             2234      purchase includes up to $250,000 for planning purposes;
             2235          (b) the Division of Facilities Construction and Management, the Board of Regents,
             2236      and the assigned institution of higher education work jointly to ensure the following elements
             2237      are part of the planning process:
             2238          (i) projections of student enrollment and programmatic needs for the next ten years;
             2239          (ii) review and make recommendations for better use of existing space, current
             2240      technologies, public/private partnerships, and other alternatives as a means to reduce the need
             2241      for new facilities and still accommodate the projected student needs; and


             2242          (iii) use of a master plan that includes issues of utilities, access, traffic circulation,
             2243      drainage, rights of way, future developments, and other infrastructure items considered
             2244      appropriate; and
             2245          (c) every effort is used to minimize expenditures for this part until a definitive
             2246      decision has been made by BRACC relative to Hill Air Force Base.
             2247          (12) (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the State Building Ownership Authority,
             2248      under authority of Title 63B, Chapter 1, Part 3, State Building Ownership Authority Act, issue
             2249      or execute obligations or enter into or arrange for a lease purchase agreement in which
             2250      participation interests may be created, to provide up to $7,400,000 for the acquisition and
             2251      improvement of the Human Services Building located at 120 North 200 West, Salt Lake City,
             2252      Utah, with associated parking for the Department of Human Services together with additional
             2253      amounts necessary to:
             2254          (i) pay costs of issuance;
             2255          (ii) pay capitalized interest; and
             2256          (iii) fund any debt service reserve requirements.
             2257          (b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the authority seek out the most cost effective
             2258      and prudent lease purchase plan available with technical assistance from the state treasurer,
             2259      the director of the Division of Finance, and the director of the Governor's Office of Planning
             2260      and Budget.
             2261          (13) (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the State Building Ownership Authority,
             2262      under authority of Title 63B, Chapter 1, Part 3, State Building Ownership Authority Act, issue
             2263      or execute obligations or enter into or arrange for a lease purchase agreement in which
             2264      participation interests may be created to provide up to $63,218,600 for the construction of a
             2265      Salt Lake Courts Complex together with additional amounts necessary to:
             2266          (i) pay costs of issuance;
             2267          (ii) pay capitalized interest; and
             2268          (iii) fund any debt service reserve requirements.
             2269          (b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the authority seek out the most cost effective


             2270      and prudent lease purchase plan available with technical assistance from the state treasurer,
             2271      the director of the Division of Finance, and the director of the Governor's Office of Planning
             2272      and Budget.
             2273          (c) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Division of Facilities Construction and
             2274      Management lease land to the State Building Ownership Authority for the construction of a
             2275      Salt Lake Courts Complex.
             2276          (14) It is the intent of the Legislature that:
             2277          (a) the Board of Regents use the higher education design project monies to design no
             2278      more than two higher education projects from among the following projects:
             2279          (i) College of Eastern Utah - Student Center;
             2280          (ii) Snow College - Noyes Building;
             2281          (iii) University of Utah - Gardner Hall;
             2282          (iv) Utah State University - Widtsoe Hall; or
             2283          (v) Southern Utah University - Physical Education Building; and
             2284          (b) the higher education institutions that receive approval from the Board of Regents
             2285      to design projects under this chapter design those projects under the supervision of the
             2286      director of the Division of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory
             2287      authority is delegated by the director.
             2288          (15) It is the intent of the Legislature that:
             2289          (a) the Board of Regents may authorize the University of Utah to use institutional
             2290      funds and donated funds to design Gardner Hall; and
             2291          (b) if authorized by the Board of Regents, the University of Utah may use institutional
             2292      funds and donated funds to design Gardner Hall under the supervision of the director of the
             2293      Division of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated
             2294      by the director.
             2295          (16) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Division of Facilities Construction and
             2296      Management use up to $250,000 of the capital improvement monies to fund the site
             2297      improvements required at the San Juan campus of the College of Eastern Utah.


             2298          Section 23. Section 63C-11-102 is amended to read:
             2299           63C-11-102. Definitions.
             2300          As used in this chapter:
             2301          (1) "Authority" means the Utah Sports Authority created by this chapter.
             2302          (2) "Division of Parks and Recreation" means the Division of Parks and Recreation
             2303      created in Section [ 63-11-17.1 ] 79-4-201 .
             2304          Section 24. Section 63G-2-206 is amended to read:
             2305           63G-2-206. Sharing records.
             2306          (1) A governmental entity may provide a record that is private, controlled, or protected
             2307      to another governmental entity, a government-managed corporation, a political subdivision,
             2308      the federal government, or another state if the requesting entity:
             2309          (a) serves as a repository or archives for purposes of historical preservation,
             2310      administrative maintenance, or destruction;
             2311          (b) enforces, litigates, or investigates civil, criminal, or administrative law, and the
             2312      record is necessary to a proceeding or investigation;
             2313          (c) is authorized by state statute to conduct an audit and the record is needed for that
             2314      purpose;
             2315          (d) is one that collects information for presentence, probationary, or parole purposes;
             2316      or
             2317          (e) (i) is:
             2318          (A) the Legislature;
             2319          (B) a legislative committee;
             2320          (C) a member of the Legislature; or
             2321          (D) a legislative staff member acting at the request of the Legislature, a legislative
             2322      committee, or a member of the Legislature; and
             2323          (ii) requests the record in relation to the Legislature's duties including:
             2324          (A) the preparation or review of a legislative proposal or legislation;
             2325          (B) appropriations; or


             2326          (C) an investigation or review conducted by the Legislature or a legislative committee.
             2327          (2) (a) A governmental entity may provide a private, controlled, or protected record or
             2328      record series to another governmental entity, a political subdivision, a government-managed
             2329      corporation, the federal government, or another state if the requesting entity provides written
             2330      assurance:
             2331          (i) that the record or record series is necessary to the performance of the governmental
             2332      entity's duties and functions;
             2333          (ii) that the record or record series will be used for a purpose similar to the purpose for
             2334      which the information in the record or record series was collected or obtained; and
             2335          (iii) that the use of the record or record series produces a public benefit that outweighs
             2336      the individual privacy right that protects the record or record series.
             2337          (b) A governmental entity may provide a private, controlled, or protected record or
             2338      record series to a contractor or a private provider according to the requirements of Subsection
             2339      (6)(b).
             2340          (3) (a) A governmental entity shall provide a private, controlled, or protected record to
             2341      another governmental entity, a political subdivision, a government-managed corporation, the
             2342      federal government, or another state if the requesting entity:
             2343          (i) is entitled by law to inspect the record;
             2344          (ii) is required to inspect the record as a condition of participating in a state or federal
             2345      program or for receiving state or federal funds; or
             2346          (iii) is an entity described in Subsection (1)(a), (b), (c), (d), or (e).
             2347          (b) Subsection (3)(a)(iii) applies only if the record is a record described in Subsection
             2348      63G-2-305 (4).
             2349          (4) Before disclosing a record or record series under this section to another
             2350      governmental entity, another state, the United States, a foreign government, or to a contractor
             2351      or private provider, the originating governmental entity shall:
             2352          (a) inform the recipient of the record's classification and the accompanying restrictions
             2353      on access; and


             2354          (b) if the recipient is not a governmental entity to which this chapter applies, obtain
             2355      the recipient's written agreement which may be by mechanical or electronic transmission that
             2356      it will abide by those restrictions on access unless a statute, federal regulation, or interstate
             2357      agreement otherwise governs the sharing of the record or record series.
             2358          (5) A governmental entity may disclose a record to another state, the United States, or
             2359      a foreign government for the reasons listed in Subsections (1) and (2) without complying with
             2360      the procedures of Subsection (2) or (4) if disclosure is authorized by executive agreement,
             2361      treaty, federal statute, compact, federal regulation, or state statute.
             2362          (6) (a) Subject to Subsections (6)(b) and (c), an entity receiving a record under this
             2363      section is subject to the same restrictions on disclosure of the record as the originating entity.
             2364          (b) A contractor or a private provider may receive information under this section only
             2365      if:
             2366          (i) the contractor or private provider's use of the record or record series produces a
             2367      public benefit that outweighs the individual privacy right that protects the record or record
             2368      series;
             2369          (ii) the record or record series it requests:
             2370          (A) is necessary for the performance of a contract with a governmental entity;
             2371          (B) will only be used for the performance of the contract with the governmental entity;
             2372          (C) will not be disclosed to any other person; and
             2373          (D) will not be used for advertising or solicitation purposes; and
             2374          (iii) the contractor or private provider gives written assurance to the governmental
             2375      entity that is providing the record or record series that it will adhere to the restrictions of this
             2376      Subsection (6)(b).
             2377          (c) The classification of a record already held by a governmental entity and the
             2378      applicable restrictions on disclosure of that record are not affected by the governmental entity's
             2379      receipt under this section of a record with a different classification that contains information
             2380      that is also included in the previously held record.
             2381          (7) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, if a more specific court rule or


             2382      order, state statute, federal statute, or federal regulation prohibits or requires sharing
             2383      information, that rule, order, statute, or federal regulation controls.
             2384          (8) The following records may not be shared under this section:
             2385          (a) records held by the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining that pertain to any person and
             2386      that are gathered under authority of Title 40, Chapter 6, Board and Division of Oil, Gas, and
             2387      Mining; and
             2388          (b) records of publicly funded libraries as described in Subsection 63G-2-302 (1)(c).
             2389          (9) Records that may evidence or relate to a violation of law may be disclosed to a
             2390      government prosecutor, peace officer, or auditor.
             2391          Section 25. Section 63G-2-301 is amended to read:
             2392           63G-2-301. Records that must be disclosed.
             2393          (1) As used in this section:
             2394          (a) "Business address" means a single address of a governmental agency designated
             2395      for the public to contact an employee or officer of the governmental agency.
             2396          (b) "Business email address" means a single email address of a governmental agency
             2397      designated for the public to contact an employee or officer of the governmental agency.
             2398          (c) "Business telephone number" means a single telephone number of a governmental
             2399      agency designated for the public to contact an employee or officer of the governmental agency.
             2400          (2) The following records are public except to the extent they contain information
             2401      expressly permitted to be treated confidentially under the provisions of Subsections
             2402      63G-2-201 (3)(b) and (6)(a):
             2403          (a) laws;
             2404          (b) the name, gender, gross compensation, job title, job description, business address,
             2405      business email address, business telephone number, number of hours worked per pay period,
             2406      dates of employment, and relevant education, previous employment, and similar job
             2407      qualifications of a current or former employee or officer of the governmental entity, excluding:
             2408          (i) undercover law enforcement personnel; and
             2409          (ii) investigative personnel if disclosure could reasonably be expected to impair the


             2410      effectiveness of investigations or endanger any individual's safety;
             2411          (c) final opinions, including concurring and dissenting opinions, and orders that are
             2412      made by a governmental entity in an administrative, adjudicative, or judicial proceeding
             2413      except that if the proceedings were properly closed to the public, the opinion and order may be
             2414      withheld to the extent that they contain information that is private, controlled, or protected;
             2415          (d) final interpretations of statutes or rules by a governmental entity unless classified
             2416      as protected as provided in Subsections 63G-2-305 (16), (17), and (18);
             2417          (e) information contained in or compiled from a transcript, minutes, or report of the
             2418      open portions of a meeting of a governmental entity as provided by Title 52, Chapter 4, Open
             2419      and Public Meetings Act, including the records of all votes of each member of the
             2420      governmental entity;
             2421          (f) judicial records unless a court orders the records to be restricted under the rules of
             2422      civil or criminal procedure or unless the records are private under this chapter;
             2423          (g) unless otherwise classified as private under Section 63G-2-303 , records or parts of
             2424      records filed with or maintained by county recorders, clerks, treasurers, surveyors, zoning
             2425      commissions, the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands, the School and Institutional
             2426      Trust Lands Administration, the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining, the Division of Water
             2427      Rights, or other governmental entities that give public notice of:
             2428          (i) titles or encumbrances to real property;
             2429          (ii) restrictions on the use of real property;
             2430          (iii) the capacity of persons to take or convey title to real property; or
             2431          (iv) tax status for real and personal property;
             2432          (h) records of the Department of Commerce that evidence incorporations, mergers,
             2433      name changes, and uniform commercial code filings;
             2434          (i) data on individuals that would otherwise be private under this chapter if the
             2435      individual who is the subject of the record has given the governmental entity written
             2436      permission to make the records available to the public;
             2437          (j) documentation of the compensation that a governmental entity pays to a contractor


             2438      or private provider;
             2439          (k) summary data; and
             2440          (l) voter registration records, including an individual's voting history, except for those
             2441      parts of the record that are classified as private in Subsection 63G-2-302 (1)(i).
             2442          (3) The following records are normally public, but to the extent that a record is
             2443      expressly exempt from disclosure, access may be restricted under Subsection 63G-2-201 (3)(b),
             2444      Section 63G-2-302 , 63G-2-304 , or 63G-2-305 :
             2445          (a) administrative staff manuals, instructions to staff, and statements of policy;
             2446          (b) records documenting a contractor's or private provider's compliance with the terms
             2447      of a contract with a governmental entity;
             2448          (c) records documenting the services provided by a contractor or a private provider to
             2449      the extent the records would be public if prepared by the governmental entity;
             2450          (d) contracts entered into by a governmental entity;
             2451          (e) any account, voucher, or contract that deals with the receipt or expenditure of
             2452      funds by a governmental entity;
             2453          (f) records relating to government assistance or incentives publicly disclosed,
             2454      contracted for, or given by a governmental entity, encouraging a person to expand or relocate a
             2455      business in Utah, except as provided in Subsection 63G-2-305 (35);
             2456          (g) chronological logs and initial contact reports;
             2457          (h) correspondence by and with a governmental entity in which the governmental
             2458      entity determines or states an opinion upon the rights of the state, a political subdivision, the
             2459      public, or any person;
             2460          (i) empirical data contained in drafts if:
             2461          (i) the empirical data is not reasonably available to the requester elsewhere in similar
             2462      form; and
             2463          (ii) the governmental entity is given a reasonable opportunity to correct any errors or
             2464      make nonsubstantive changes before release;
             2465          (j) drafts that are circulated to anyone other than:


             2466          (i) a governmental entity;
             2467          (ii) a political subdivision;
             2468          (iii) a federal agency if the governmental entity and the federal agency are jointly
             2469      responsible for implementation of a program or project that has been legislatively approved;
             2470          (iv) a government-managed corporation; or
             2471          (v) a contractor or private provider;
             2472          (k) drafts that have never been finalized but were relied upon by the governmental
             2473      entity in carrying out action or policy;
             2474          (l) original data in a computer program if the governmental entity chooses not to
             2475      disclose the program;
             2476          (m) arrest warrants after issuance, except that, for good cause, a court may order
             2477      restricted access to arrest warrants prior to service;
             2478          (n) search warrants after execution and filing of the return, except that a court, for
             2479      good cause, may order restricted access to search warrants prior to trial;
             2480          (o) records that would disclose information relating to formal charges or disciplinary
             2481      actions against a past or present governmental entity employee if:
             2482          (i) the disciplinary action has been completed and all time periods for administrative
             2483      appeal have expired; and
             2484          (ii) the charges on which the disciplinary action was based were sustained;
             2485          (p) records maintained by the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands, the School
             2486      and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, or the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining that
             2487      evidence mineral production on government lands;
             2488          (q) final audit reports;
             2489          (r) occupational and professional licenses;
             2490          (s) business licenses; and
             2491          (t) a notice of violation, a notice of agency action under Section 63G-4-201 , or similar
             2492      records used to initiate proceedings for discipline or sanctions against persons regulated by a
             2493      governmental entity, but not including records that initiate employee discipline.


             2494          (4) The list of public records in this section is not exhaustive and should not be used to
             2495      limit access to records.
             2496          Section 26. Section 63J-4-502 is amended to read:
             2497           63J-4-502. Membership -- Terms -- Chair -- Expenses.
             2498          (1) The Resource Development Coordinating Committee shall consist of the following
             2499      25 members:
             2500          (a) the state science advisor;
             2501          (b) a representative from the Department of Agriculture and Food appointed by the
             2502      executive director;
             2503          (c) a representative from the Department of Community and Culture appointed by the
             2504      executive director;
             2505          (d) a representative from the Department of Environmental Quality appointed by the
             2506      executive director;
             2507          (e) a representative from the Department of Natural Resources appointed by the
             2508      executive director;
             2509          (f) a representative from the Department of Transportation appointed by the executive
             2510      director;
             2511          (g) a representative from the Governor's Office of Economic Development appointed
             2512      by the director;
             2513          (h) a representative from the Division of Housing and Community Development
             2514      appointed by the director;
             2515          (i) a representative from the Division of State History appointed by the director;
             2516          (j) a representative from the Division of Air Quality appointed by the director;
             2517          (k) a representative from the Division of Drinking Water appointed by the director;
             2518          (l) a representative from the Division of Environmental Response and Remediation
             2519      appointed by the director;
             2520          (m) a representative from the Division of Radiation appointed by the director;
             2521          (n) a representative from the Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste appointed by the


             2522      director;
             2523          (o) a representative from the Division of Water Quality appointed by the director;
             2524          (p) a representative from the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining appointed by the
             2525      director;
             2526          (q) a representative from the Division of Parks and Recreation appointed by the
             2527      director;
             2528          (r) a representative from the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands appointed by
             2529      the director;
             2530          (s) a representative from the Utah Geological Survey appointed by the director;
             2531          (t) a representative from the Division of Water Resources appointed by the director;
             2532          (u) a representative from the Division of Water Rights appointed by the director;
             2533          (v) a representative from the Division of Wildlife Resources appointed by the director;
             2534          (w) a representative from the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration
             2535      appointed by the director;
             2536          (x) a representative from the Division of Facilities Construction and Management
             2537      appointed by the director; and
             2538          (y) a representative from the Division of Homeland Security appointed by the director.
             2539          (2) (a) As particular issues require, the committee may, by majority vote of the
             2540      members present, and with the concurrence of the state planning coordinator, appoint
             2541      additional temporary members to serve as ex officio voting members.
             2542          (b) Those ex officio members may discuss and vote on the issue or issues for which
             2543      they were appointed.
             2544          (3) A chair shall be selected by a majority vote of committee members with the
             2545      concurrence of the state planning coordinator.
             2546          (4) (a) (i) Members who are not government employees shall receive no compensation
             2547      or benefits for their services, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
             2548      performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
             2549      under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .


             2550          (ii) Members may decline to receive per diem and expenses for their service.
             2551          (b) (i) State government officer and employee members who do not receive salary, per
             2552      diem, or expenses from their agency for their service may receive per diem and expenses
             2553      incurred in the performance of their official duties from the council at the rates established by
             2554      the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             2555          (ii) State government officer and employee members may decline to receive per diem
             2556      and expenses for their service.
             2557          Section 27. Section 65A-1-1 is amended to read:
             2558           65A-1-1. Definitions.
             2559          As used in this title:
             2560          (1) "Advisory council" or "council" means the Forestry, Fire, and State Lands
             2561      Advisory Council.
             2562          (2) "Division" means the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands.
             2563          (3) "Multiple use" means the management of various surface and subsurface resources
             2564      in a manner that will best meet the present and future needs of the people of this state.
             2565          (4) "Public trust assets" means those lands and resources, including sovereign lands,
             2566      administered by the division.
             2567          (5) "Sovereign lands" means those lands lying below the ordinary high water mark of
             2568      navigable bodies of water at the date of statehood and owned by the state by virtue of its
             2569      sovereignty.
             2570          (6) "State lands" means all lands administered by the division.
             2571          (7) "Sustained yield" means the achievement and maintenance of high level annual or
             2572      periodic output of the various renewable resources of land without impairment of the
             2573      productivity of the land.
             2574          Section 28. Section 65A-1-2 is amended to read:
             2575           65A-1-2. Forestry, Fire, and State Lands Advisory Council -- Creation --
             2576      Responsibilities.
             2577          (1) (a) The Forestry, Fire, and State Lands Advisory Council is created within the


             2578      Department of Natural Resources.
             2579          (b) The council advises the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands on matters
             2580      relating to state land management.
             2581          (c) (i) Where reference is made in the Utah Code to the State Land Board or the Board
             2582      of State Lands, it shall be construed as referring to the Forestry, Fire, and State Lands
             2583      Advisory Council, but only if the reference pertains to advisory functions, powers, and duties
             2584      related to state land management.
             2585          (ii) In all other instances, the reference shall be construed as referring to the Division
             2586      of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands, except in matters related to school and institutional trust
             2587      lands as defined in Section 53C-1-103 , in which case the reference shall be considered as
             2588      referring to the director of school and institutional trust lands or its board of trustees.
             2589          (2) In carrying out its responsibilities the council shall provide the division with
             2590      advice and expertise for the administration of state lands under comprehensive land
             2591      management policies using multiple use-sustained yield principles.
             2592          Section 29. Section 65A-1-3 is amended to read:
             2593           65A-1-3. Forestry, Fire, and State Lands Advisory Council -- Membership --
             2594      Chair -- Terms -- Quorum -- Per diem and expenses -- Duties.
             2595          (1) (a) The Forestry, Fire, and State Lands Advisory Council shall be composed of 12
             2596      members as follows:
             2597          (i) one representative from Rich County;
             2598          (ii) one representative from Utah County;
             2599          (iii) four individuals representing the combination of Box Elder, Davis, Salt Lake,
             2600      Tooele, and Weber counties, two of whom shall be representatives of industries concerned
             2601      with sovereign lands;
             2602          (iv) one individual representing the combination of Cache, Emery, Garfield, Grand,
             2603      Kane, San Juan, and Uintah counties;
             2604          (v) four individuals representing the state at large, one of whom shall be representative
             2605      of environmental concerns and one of whom shall be representative of sporting concerns; and


             2606          (vi) the director of the division.
             2607          (b) The director of the division:
             2608          (i) shall serve as chair; and
             2609          (ii) may not vote except as may be necessary to break a tie vote.
             2610          (2) (a) Except as required by Subsection (2)(b), as terms of current council members
             2611      expire, the governor shall appoint each new member or reappointed member to a four-year
             2612      term.
             2613          (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (2)(a), the governor shall, at the
             2614      time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of
             2615      council members are staggered so that approximately half of the council is appointed every
             2616      two years.
             2617          (3) Seven members of the council constitute a quorum.
             2618          (4) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
             2619      appointed for the unexpired term.
             2620          (5) Meetings may be called by the chair or by a quorum of the council.
             2621          (6) The council shall meet not less than every six months.
             2622          (7) (a) (i) Members who are not government employees shall receive no compensation
             2623      or benefits for their services, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
             2624      performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
             2625      under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             2626          (ii) Members may decline to receive per diem and expenses for their service.
             2627          (b) (i) State government officer and employee members who do not receive salary, per
             2628      diem, or expenses from their agency for their service may receive per diem and expenses
             2629      incurred in the performance of their official duties from the council at the rates established by
             2630      the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             2631          (ii) State government officer and employee members may decline to receive per diem
             2632      and expenses for their service.
             2633          (8) (a) The council shall consider public comment and concern in formulating advice


             2634      and counsel for the division.
             2635          (b) Council meetings shall be widely advertised, with affected state agencies and
             2636      public and private interests being directly notified of meeting schedules and agendas.
             2637          (9) (a) The council may provide written recommendations to the director.
             2638          (b) The director shall provide a written explanation of any written council
             2639      recommendation the director chooses to disregard.
             2640          Section 30. Section 65A-1-4 is amended to read:
             2641           65A-1-4. Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands -- Creation -- Power and
             2642      authority.
             2643          (1) (a) The Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands is created within the
             2644      Department of Natural Resources under the administration and general supervision of the
             2645      executive director of the department.
             2646          (b) The division is the executive authority for the management of sovereign lands, and
             2647      the state's mineral estates on lands other than school and institutional trust lands, and shall
             2648      provide for forestry and fire control activities as required in Section 65A-8-101 .
             2649          (2) The division shall adopt rules under Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
             2650      Rulemaking Act, necessary to fulfill the purposes of this title.
             2651          (3) The director of the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands is the executive and
             2652      administrative head of the division and shall be a person experienced in administration and
             2653      management of natural resources.
             2654          (4) The director shall inform the council:
             2655          (a) in an annual meeting of the division's plans, policies, and budget; and
             2656          (b) of policy changes and developing conflicts.
             2657          (5) The director shall give the council an opportunity to advise on the changes and
             2658      conflicts.
             2659          (6) (a) An aggrieved party to a final action by the director may appeal that action to
             2660      the executive director of the Department of Natural Resources within 20 days after the action.
             2661          (b) The executive director shall rule on the director's action within 20 days after


             2662      receipt of the appeal.
             2663          Section 31. Section 65A-8-302 is amended to read:
             2664           65A-8-302. Definitions.
             2665          As used in this part:
             2666          (1) "Alter" means to change the configuration of a heritage tree by pruning, trimming,
             2667      topping, cutting, or by any other means.
             2668          (2) "Committee" means the Heritage Trees Advisory Committee.
             2669          (3) "Division" means the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands.
             2670          (4) "Heritage tree" means any tree or group of trees designated as such by the division,
             2671      in accordance with the following criteria:
             2672          (a) any live tree or group of trees indigenous to the state, or which has adapted
             2673      exceptionally well to the climatic conditions of the state, or is one of a kind;
             2674          (b) any tree or group of trees that has exceptional national, state, or local historic
             2675      significance;
             2676          (c) any tree or group of trees which has an exceptional size or exceptional form for its
             2677      species;
             2678          (d) any tree or group of trees which has an exceptional age for its species; or
             2679          (e) any tree or group of trees in the state which is the sole representative of its species.
             2680          (5) "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, or association.
             2681          Section 32. Section 67-19-27 is amended to read:
             2682           67-19-27. Leave of absence with pay for disabled employees covered under other
             2683      civil service systems.
             2684          (1) As used in this section:
             2685          (a) (i) "Law enforcement officer" means a sworn and certified peace officer who is an
             2686      employee of a law enforcement agency that is part of or administered by the state, and whose
             2687      primary and principal duties consist of the prevention and detection of crime and the
             2688      enforcement of criminal statutes of this state.
             2689          (ii) "Law enforcement officer" specifically includes the following:


             2690          (A) the commissioner of public safety and any member of the Department of Public
             2691      Safety certified as a peace officer;
             2692          (B) all persons specified in Sections 23-20-1.5 and [ 63-11-17.2 ] 79-4-501 ;
             2693          (C) investigators for the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division;
             2694          (D) special agents or investigators employed by the attorney general;
             2695          (E) employees of the Department of Natural Resources designated as peace officers by
             2696      law;
             2697          (F) the executive director of the Department of Corrections and any correctional
             2698      enforcement or investigative officer designated by the executive director and approved by the
             2699      commissioner of public safety and certified by the division; and
             2700          (G) correctional enforcement, investigative, or adult probation and parole officers
             2701      employed by the Department of Corrections serving on or before July 1, 1993.
             2702          (b) "State correctional officer" means a correctional officer as defined in Section
             2703      53-13-104 who is employed by the Department of Corrections.
             2704          (2) (a) Each law enforcement officer, state correctional officer, operator license
             2705      examiner, commercial license examiner, or Driver License Division hearing examiner who is
             2706      injured in the course of employment shall be given a leave of absence with full pay during the
             2707      period the employee is temporarily disabled.
             2708          (b) This compensation is in lieu of all other compensation provided by law except
             2709      hospital and medical services that are provided by law.
             2710          (3) Each law enforcement officer or state correctional officer who is 100% disabled
             2711      through a criminal act upon his person while in the lawful discharge of his duties, shall be
             2712      given a leave of absence with full compensation until he retires or reaches the retirement age
             2713      of 62 years.
             2714          Section 33. Section 72-2-117.5 is amended to read:
             2715           72-2-117.5. Local Transportation Corridor Preservation Fund -- Distribution.
             2716          (1) As used in this section:
             2717          (a) "Council of governments" means a decision-making body in each county


             2718      composed of the county governing body and the mayors of each municipality in the county.
             2719          (b) "Metropolitan planning organization" has the same meaning as defined in Section
             2720      72-1-208.5 .
             2721          (2) There is created the Local Transportation Corridor Preservation Fund within the
             2722      Transportation Fund.
             2723          (3) The fund shall be funded from the following sources:
             2724          (a) a local option highway construction and transportation corridor preservation fee
             2725      imposed under Section 41-1a-1222 ;
             2726          (b) appropriations made to the fund by the Legislature;
             2727          (c) contributions from other public and private sources for deposit into the fund;
             2728          (d) interest earnings on cash balances;
             2729          (e) all monies collected from rents and sales of real property acquired with fund
             2730      monies;
             2731          (f) proceeds from general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, or other obligations issued
             2732      as authorized by Title 63B, Bonds;
             2733          (g) the portion of the sales and use tax described in Subsection 59-12-1703 (4)(a)(ii)
             2734      and required by Subsection 59-12-1703 (7)(b)(i) to be deposited into the fund; and
             2735          (h) sales and use tax revenues required by Section 59-12-1903 to be deposited into the
             2736      fund.
             2737          (4) (a) All monies appropriated to the Local Transportation Corridor Preservation
             2738      Fund are nonlapsing.
             2739          (b) The State Tax Commission shall provide the department with sufficient data for
             2740      the department to allocate the revenues:
             2741          (i) provided under Subsection (3)(a) to each county imposing a local option highway
             2742      construction and transportation corridor preservation fee under Section 41-1a-1222 ;
             2743          (ii) provided under Subsection 59-12-1703 (4)(a)(ii) to each county imposing a county
             2744      option sales and use tax for transportation; and
             2745          (iii) provided under Subsection (3)(h) to each county of the second class imposing the


             2746      sales and use tax authorized by Section 59-12-1903 .
             2747          (c) The monies allocated under Subsection (4)(b):
             2748          (i) shall be used for the purposes provided in this section for each county; and
             2749          (ii) are allocated to each county as provided in this section:
             2750          (A) with the condition that the state will not be charged for any asset purchased with
             2751      the monies allocated under Subsection (4)(b); and
             2752          (B) are considered a local matching contribution for the purposes described under
             2753      Section 72-2-123 if used on a state highway.
             2754          (d) Administrative costs of the department to implement this section shall be paid
             2755      from the fund.
             2756          (5) (a) The department shall authorize the expenditure of fund monies to allow a
             2757      highway authority to acquire real property or any interests in real property for state, county,
             2758      and municipal highway corridors subject to:
             2759          (i) monies available in the fund to each county under Subsection (4)(b); and
             2760          (ii) the provisions of this section.
             2761          (b) Fund monies may be used to pay interest on debts incurred in accordance with this
             2762      section.
             2763          (c) (i) (A) Fund monies may be used to pay maintenance costs of properties acquired
             2764      under this section but limited to a total of 5% of the purchase price of the property.
             2765          (B) Any additional maintenance cost shall be paid from funds other than under this
             2766      section.
             2767          (C) Revenue generated by any property acquired under this section is excluded from
             2768      the limitations under this Subsection (5)(c)(i).
             2769          (ii) Fund monies may be used to pay direct costs of acquisition of properties acquired
             2770      under this section.
             2771          (d) Fund monies allocated under Subsection (4)(b) may be used by a county highway
             2772      authority for countywide transportation planning if:
             2773          (i) the county is not included in a metropolitan planning organization;


             2774          (ii) the transportation planning is part of the county's continuing, cooperative, and
             2775      comprehensive process for transportation planning, corridor preservation, right-of-way
             2776      acquisition, and project programming;
             2777          (iii) no more than four years allocation every 20 years to each county is used for
             2778      transportation planning under this Subsection (5)(d); and
             2779          (iv) the county otherwise qualifies to use the fund monies as provided under this
             2780      section.
             2781          (e) (i) Fund monies allocated under Subsection (4)(b) may be used by a county
             2782      highway authority for transportation corridor planning that is part of the corridor elements of
             2783      an ongoing work program of transportation projects.
             2784          (ii) The transportation corridor planning under Subsection (5)(e)(i) shall be under the
             2785      direction of:
             2786          (A) the metropolitan planning organization if the county is within the boundaries of a
             2787      metropolitan planning organization; or
             2788          (B) the department if the county is not within the boundaries of a metropolitan
             2789      planning organization.
             2790          (6) (a) (i) The Local Transportation Corridor Preservation Fund shall be used to
             2791      preserve highway corridors, promote long-term statewide transportation planning, save on
             2792      acquisition costs, and promote the best interests of the state in a manner which minimizes
             2793      impact on prime agricultural land.
             2794          (ii) The Local Transportation Corridor Preservation Fund shall only be used to
             2795      preserve a highway corridor that is right-of-way:
             2796          (A) in a county of the first or second class for a:
             2797          (I) state highway;
             2798          (II) a principal arterial highway as defined in Section 72-4-102.5 ;
             2799          (III) a minor arterial highway as defined in Section 72-4-102.5 ; or
             2800          (IV) a collector highway in an urban area as defined in Section 72-4-102.5 ; or
             2801          (B) in a county of the third, fourth, fifth, or sixth class for a:


             2802          (I) state highway;
             2803          (II) a principal arterial highway as defined in Section 72-4-102.5 ;
             2804          (III) a minor arterial highway as defined in Section 72-4-102.5 ;
             2805          (IV) a major collector highway as defined in Section 72-4-102.5 ; or
             2806          (V) a minor collector road as defined in Section 72-4-102.5 .
             2807          (iii) The Local Transportation Corridor Preservation Fund may not be used for a
             2808      highway corridor that is primarily a recreational trail as defined under Section [ 63-11a-101 ]
             2809      79-5-102 .
             2810          (b) (i) The department shall develop and implement a program to educate highway
             2811      authorities on the objectives, application process, use, and responsibilities of the Local
             2812      Transportation Corridor Preservation Fund as provided under this section to promote the most
             2813      efficient and effective use of fund monies including priority use on designated high priority
             2814      corridor preservation projects.
             2815          (ii) The department shall develop a model transportation corridor property acquisition
             2816      policy or ordinance that meets federal requirements for the benefit of a highway authority to
             2817      acquire real property or any interests in real property under this section.
             2818          (c) The department shall authorize the expenditure of fund monies after determining
             2819      that the expenditure is being made in accordance with this section from applications that are:
             2820          (i) made by a highway authority;
             2821          (ii) endorsed by the council of governments; and
             2822          (iii) for a right-of-way purchase for a highway authorized under Subsection (6)(a)(ii).
             2823          (7) (a) (i) A council of governments shall establish a council of governments
             2824      endorsement process which includes prioritization and application procedures for use of the
             2825      monies allocated to each county under this section.
             2826          (ii) The endorsement process under Subsection (7)(a)(i) may include review or
             2827      endorsement of the preservation project by the:
             2828          (A) metropolitan planning organization if the county is within the boundaries of a
             2829      metropolitan planning organization; or


             2830          (B) the department if the county is not within the boundaries of a metropolitan
             2831      planning organization.
             2832          (b) All fund monies shall be prioritized by each highway authority and council of
             2833      governments based on considerations, including:
             2834          (i) areas with rapidly expanding population;
             2835          (ii) the willingness of local governments to complete studies and impact statements
             2836      that meet department standards;
             2837          (iii) the preservation of corridors by the use of local planning and zoning processes;
             2838          (iv) the availability of other public and private matching funds for a project;
             2839          (v) the cost-effectiveness of the preservation projects;
             2840          (vi) long and short-term maintenance costs for property acquired; and
             2841          (vii) whether the transportation corridor is included as part of:
             2842          (A) the county and municipal master plan; and
             2843          (B) (I) the statewide long range plan; or
             2844          (II) the regional transportation plan of the area metropolitan planning organization if
             2845      one exists for the area.
             2846          (c) The council of governments shall:
             2847          (i) establish a priority list of highway corridor preservation projects within the county;
             2848          (ii) submit the list described in Subsection (7)(c)(i) to the county's legislative body for
             2849      approval; and
             2850          (iii) obtain approval of the list described in Subsection (7)(c)(i) from a majority of the
             2851      members of the county legislative body.
             2852          (d) A county's council of governments may only submit one priority list described in
             2853      Subsection (7)(c)(i) per calendar year.
             2854          (e) A county legislative body may only consider and approve one priority list
             2855      described in Subsection (7)(c)(i) per calendar year.
             2856          (8) (a) Unless otherwise provided by written agreement with another highway
             2857      authority, the highway authority that holds the deed to the property is responsible for


             2858      maintenance of the property.
             2859          (b) The transfer of ownership for property acquired under this section from one
             2860      highway authority to another shall include a recorded deed for the property and a written
             2861      agreement between the highway authorities.
             2862          (9) (a) The proceeds from any bonds or other obligations secured by revenues of the
             2863      Local Transportation Corridor Preservation Fund shall be used for the purposes authorized for
             2864      funds under this section.
             2865          (b) The highway authority shall pledge the necessary part of the revenues of the Local
             2866      Transportation Corridor Preservation Fund to the payment of principal and interest on the
             2867      bonds or other obligations.
             2868          (10) (a) A highway authority may not apply for monies under this section to purchase
             2869      a right-of-way for a state highway unless the highway authority has:
             2870          (i) a transportation corridor property acquisition policy or ordinance in effect that
             2871      meets federal requirements for the acquisition of real property or any interests in real property
             2872      under this section; and
             2873          (ii) an access management policy or ordinance in effect that meets the requirements
             2874      under Subsection 72-2-117 (9).
             2875          (b) The provisions of Subsection (10)(a)(i) do not apply if the highway authority has a
             2876      written agreement with the department for the acquisition of real property or any interests in
             2877      real property under this section.
             2878          Section 34. Section 72-5-203 is amended to read:
             2879           72-5-203. Public easement or right of entry -- Grant -- Application -- Conditions.
             2880          (1) (a) (i) Subject to Section 53C-1-302 and Subsection 53C-1-204 (1), a temporary
             2881      public easement or right of entry is granted for each highway existing prior to January 1, 1992,
             2882      that terminates at or within or traverses any state lands and that has been constructed and
             2883      maintained or used by a responsible authority.
             2884          (ii) The temporary public easement or right of entry granted under Subsection (1)(a)(i)
             2885      is 100 feet wide for each class A and B highway.


             2886          (b) Each easement shall remain in effect through June 30, 2004, or until a permanent
             2887      easement or right of entry has been established under Subsection (2), whichever is greater.
             2888          (2) (a) The School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration and the Division of
             2889      Forestry, Fire, and State Lands shall make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             2890      Administrative Rulemaking Act, establishing an application process for a responsible
             2891      authority to obtain a permanent easement or right of entry over any temporary public easement
             2892      granted under Subsection (1), subject to the provisions of Subsections (2)(b), (c), and (d).
             2893          (b) A grant of a permanent easement or right of entry across sovereign lands shall be
             2894      made upon a showing to the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands that continued use of
             2895      the easement will provide a public benefit commensurate with the value of the permanent
             2896      easement or right of entry.
             2897          (c) A grant of a permanent easement or right of entry across trust lands shall be made
             2898      upon a showing to the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration that the grant is
             2899      consistent with the state's fiduciary responsibilities under Section 53C-1-302 and Subsection
             2900      53C-1-204 (1).
             2901          (d) A grant of a permanent easement or right of entry across state lands other than
             2902      sovereign and trust lands shall be made upon a showing to the managing unit of state
             2903      government that the continued use will provide a public benefit commensurate with the value
             2904      of the easement and will not unreasonably interfere with the purposes for which the land was
             2905      obtained or is now held.
             2906          (3) The grant of the temporary public easement or right of entry under Subsection (1)
             2907      is consistent with the trust responsibilities of the state and in the best interest of the state.
             2908          (4) A responsible authority that has been granted a permanent easement or right of
             2909      entry over state lands may maintain the permanent easement or right of entry for the uses to
             2910      which the permanent easement or right of entry was put prior to and including January 1,
             2911      1992, subject to the right of the managing unit of state government or private party to relocate
             2912      the permanent easement or right of entry.
             2913          (5) The grant of a permanent easement or right of entry under this section is effective


             2914      on the date the highway was originally constructed or established for public use.
             2915          Section 35. Section 72-11-204 is amended to read:
             2916           72-11-204. Vacancies -- Expenses -- Reimbursement -- Use of facilities of
             2917      Department of Transportation -- Functions, powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities.
             2918          (1) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
             2919      appointed for the unexpired term.
             2920          (2) (a) (i) Members who are not government employees may not receive any
             2921      compensation or benefits for their services, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in
             2922      the performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of
             2923      Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             2924          (ii) Members may decline to receive per diem and expenses for their service.
             2925          (b) (i) State government officer and employee members who do not receive salary, per
             2926      diem, or expenses from their agency for their service may receive per diem and expenses
             2927      incurred in the performance of their official duties from the committee at the rates established
             2928      by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             2929          (ii) State government officer and employee members may decline to receive per diem
             2930      and expenses for their service.
             2931          (3) Reimbursement shall be made from fees collected by the committee for services
             2932      rendered by it.
             2933          (4) The Department of Transportation shall supply the committee with office
             2934      accommodation, space, equipment, and secretarial assistance the executive director considers
             2935      adequate for the committee.
             2936          (5) In addition to the functions, powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities granted to it
             2937      under this chapter, the committee shall assume and have all of the functions, powers, duties,
             2938      rights, and responsibilities of the Board of Parks and Recreation created in Section [ 63-11-12 ]
             2939      79-4-301 in relation to passenger ropeway systems pursuant to that chapter.
             2940          Section 36. Section 73-3-30 is amended to read:
             2941           73-3-30. Change application for an instream flow.


             2942          (1) As used in this section:
             2943          (a) "Division" means the Division of Wildlife Resources, created in Section 23-14-1 ,
             2944      or the Division of Parks and Recreation, created in Section [ 63-11-17.1 ] 79-4-201 .
             2945          (b) "Fishing group" means an organization that:
             2946          (i) is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3), Internal Revenue Code; and
             2947          (ii) promotes fishing opportunities in the state.
             2948          (c) "Fixed time change" means a change in a water right's point of diversion, place of
             2949      use, or purpose of use for a fixed period of time longer than one year but not longer than ten
             2950      years.
             2951          (2) (a) A division may file a permanent or temporary change application, as provided
             2952      by Section 73-3-3 , for the purpose of providing water for an instream flow, within a specified
             2953      section of a natural or altered stream channel, necessary within the state for:
             2954          (i) the propagation of fish;
             2955          (ii) public recreation; or
             2956          (iii) the reasonable preservation or enhancement of the natural stream environment.
             2957          (b) A division may file a change application on:
             2958          (i) a perfected water right:
             2959          (A) presently owned by the division;
             2960          (B) purchased by the division for the purpose of providing water for an instream flow,
             2961      through funding provided for that purpose by legislative appropriation; or
             2962          (C) acquired by lease, agreement, gift, exchange, or contribution; or
             2963          (ii) an appurtenant water right acquired with the acquisition of real property by the
             2964      division.
             2965          (c) A division may:
             2966          (i) purchase a water right for the purposes provided in Subsection (2)(a) only with
             2967      funds specifically appropriated by the Legislature for water rights purchases; or
             2968          (ii) accept a donated water right without legislative approval.
             2969          (d) A division may not acquire water rights by eminent domain for an instream flow or


             2970      for any other purpose.
             2971          (3) (a) A fishing group may file a fixed time change application on a perfected,
             2972      consumptive water right for the purpose of providing water for an instream flow, within a
             2973      specified section of a natural or altered stream channel, to protect or restore habitat for three
             2974      native trout:
             2975          (i) the Bonneville cutthroat;
             2976          (ii) the Colorado River cutthroat; or
             2977          (iii) the Yellowstone cutthroat.
             2978          (b) Before filing an application authorized by Subsection (3)(a) to change a
             2979      shareholder's proportionate share of water, the water company shall submit the decision to
             2980      approve or deny the change request required by Subsection 73-3-3.5 (3) to a vote of the
             2981      shareholders:
             2982          (i) in a manner outlined in the water company's articles of incorporation or bylaws;
             2983          (ii) at an annual or regular meeting described in Section 16-6a-701 ; or
             2984          (iii) at a special meeting convened under Section 16-6a-702 .
             2985          (c) The specified section of the natural or altered stream channel for the instream flow
             2986      may not be further upstream than the water right's original point of diversion nor extend
             2987      further downstream than the next physical point of diversion made by another person.
             2988          (d) (i) The fishing group shall receive the Division of Wildlife Resources' director's
             2989      approval of the proposed change before filing the fixed time change application with the state
             2990      engineer.
             2991          (ii) The director may approve the proposed change if:
             2992          (A) the specified section of the stream channel is historic or current habitat for a
             2993      specie listed in Subsections (3)(a)(i) through (iii);
             2994          (B) the proposed purpose of use is consistent with an existing state management or
             2995      recovery plan for that specie; and
             2996          (C) the water right owner has received a certificate of inclusion from a person who
             2997      has:


             2998          (I) entered into a programmatic Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
             2999      with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, as authorized by 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1531(a)(5)
             3000      and 1536(a)(1); and
             3001          (II) obtained an enhancement of survival permit, as authorized by 16 U.S.C. Sec.
             3002      1539(a)(1)(A).
             3003          (iii) The director may disapprove the proposed change if the proposed change would
             3004      not be in the public's interest.
             3005          (e) (i) In considering a fixed time change application, the state engineer shall follow
             3006      the same procedures as provided in this title for an application to appropriate water.
             3007          (ii) The rights and the duties of a fixed time change applicant are the same as provided
             3008      in this title for an applicant to appropriate water.
             3009          (f) A fishing group may refile a fixed time change application by filing a written
             3010      request with the state engineer no later than 60 days before the application expires.
             3011          (g) (i) The water right for which the state engineer has approved a fixed time change
             3012      application will automatically revert to the point of diversion and place and purpose of use that
             3013      existed before the approved fixed time change application when the fixed time change
             3014      application expires or is terminated.
             3015          (ii) The applicant shall give written notice to the state engineer and the lessor, if
             3016      applicable, if the applicant wishes to terminate a fixed time change application before the
             3017      fixed time change application expires.
             3018          (4) In addition to the requirements of Subsection 73-3-3 (4)(b), an application
             3019      authorized by this section shall:
             3020          (a) set forth the legal description of the points on the stream channel between which
             3021      the instream flow will be provided by the change application; and
             3022          (b) include appropriate studies, reports, or other information required by the state
             3023      engineer demonstrating the necessity for the instream flow in the specified section of the
             3024      stream and the projected benefits to the public resulting from the change.
             3025          (5) (a) For a permanent change application or a fixed time change application filed


             3026      according to this section, 60 days before the date on which proof of change for an instream
             3027      flow is due, the state engineer shall notify the applicant by mail or by any form of
             3028      communication through which receipt is verifiable of the date when proof of change is due.
             3029          (b) Before the date when proof of change is due, the applicant must either:
             3030          (i) file a verified statement with the state engineer that the instream flow uses have
             3031      been perfected, setting forth:
             3032          (A) the legal description of the points on the stream channel between which the
             3033      instream flow is provided;
             3034          (B) detailed measurements of the flow of water in second-feet changed;
             3035          (C) the period of use; and
             3036          (D) any additional information required by the state engineer; or
             3037          (ii) apply for a further extension of time as provided for in Section 73-3-12 .
             3038          (c) (i) Upon acceptance of the verified statement required under Subsection (5)(b)(i),
             3039      the state engineer shall issue a certificate of change for instream flow use in accordance with
             3040      Section 73-3-17 .
             3041          (ii) The certificate expires at the same time the fixed time change application expires.
             3042          (6) No person may appropriate unappropriated water under Section 73-3-2 for the
             3043      purpose of providing an instream flow.
             3044          (7) Water used in accordance with this section is considered to be beneficially used, as
             3045      required by Section 73-3-1 .
             3046          (8) A physical structure or physical diversion from the stream is not required to
             3047      implement a change for instream flow use.
             3048          (9) This section does not allow enlargement of the water right that the applicant seeks
             3049      to change.
             3050          (10) A change application authorized by this section may not impair a vested water
             3051      right, including a water right used to generate hydroelectric power.
             3052          (11) The state engineer or the water commissioner shall distribute water under an
             3053      approved or a certificated instream flow change application according to the change


             3054