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H.B. 252 Enrolled

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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION

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COUNCIL AMENDMENTS

             3     
2009 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Curtis Oda

             6     
Senate Sponsor: Daniel R. Liljenquist

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies the Emergency Management Act by amending the membership of
             11      the Emergency Management Administration Council to include members with certain
             12      expertise within the private sector.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This bill:
             15          .    specifies that up to four additional members appointed to the Emergency
             16      Management Administration Council shall be members with expertise in homeland
             17      security, critical infrastructure, or key resources within the private sector appointed
             18      by the chair of the council;
             19          .    adds two representatives appointed by the Utah Emergency Management
             20      Association; and
             21          .    makes technical changes.
             22      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             23          None
             24      Other Special Clauses:
             25          None
             26      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             27      AMENDS:
             28          63K-3-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 154 and renumbered and
             29      amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382


             30     
             31      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             32          Section 1. Section 63K-3-201 is amended to read:
             33           63K-3-201. Emergency Management Administration Council created -- Function
             34      -- Composition -- Expenses.
             35          (1) There is created the Emergency Management Administration Council to provide
             36      advice and coordination for state and local government agencies on government emergency
             37      prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery actions and activities.
             38          (2) The council shall meet at the call of the chair, but at least quarterly.
             39          (3) The council shall be made up of the:
             40          (a) lieutenant governor, or the lieutenant governor's designee;
             41          (b) attorney general, or the attorney general's designee;
             42          (c) heads of the following state agencies, or their designees:
             43          (i) Department of Public Safety;
             44          (ii) Division of Homeland Security;
             45          (iii) Department of Transportation;
             46          (iv) Department of Health;
             47          (v) Department of Environmental Quality;
             48          (vi) Department of Community and Economic Development; and
             49          (vii) Department of Natural Resources;
             50          (d) adjutant general of the National Guard or the adjutant general's designee;
             51          (e) commissioner of agriculture and food or the commissioner's designee;
             52          (f) two representatives with expertise in emergency management appointed by the
             53      Utah League of Cities and Towns;
             54          (g) two representatives with expertise in emergency management appointed by the
             55      Utah Association of Counties; [and]
             56          (h) up to four additional members [appointed] with expertise in homeland security,
             57      critical infrastructure, or key resources as these terms are defined under 6 U.S. Code Section


             58      101 appointed from the private sector, by the chair of the council[.]; and
             59          (i) two representatives appointed by the Utah Emergency Management Association.
             60          (4) The commissioner of Public Safety and the lieutenant governor shall serve as
             61      co-chairs of the council.
             62          (5) (a) State government officer and employee members who do not receive salary, per
             63      diem, or expenses from their agency for their service may receive per diem and expenses
             64      incurred in the performance of their official duties from the council at the rates established by
             65      the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             66          (b) State government officer and employee members may decline to receive per diem
             67      and expenses for their service.
             68          (6) The council shall coordinate with existing emergency management related entities
             69      including:
             70          (a) the Homeland Security Regional Committees established by the Department of
             71      Public Safety;
             72          (b) the Statewide Mutual Aid Committee established under Section 53-2-503 ; and
             73          (c) the Hazardous Chemical Emergency Response Commission designated under
             74      Section 63K-3-301 .
             75          (7) The council may establish other committees and task forces as determined
             76      necessary by the council to carry out the duties of the council.


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