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H.B. 319 Enrolled

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DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDING

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AMENDMENTS

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2009 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Curtis Oda

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Senate Sponsor: Daniel R. Liljenquist

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies provisions relating to disaster recovery funding.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    includes certain local districts and special service districts among the local
             14      government entities that are authorized to create and maintain a local government
             15      disaster fund; and
             16          .    makes technical and conforming changes.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          17B-1-605, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             24          53-2-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 250 and 382
             25          53-2-405, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 328
             26     
             27      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             28          Section 1. Section 17B-1-605 is amended to read:
             29           17B-1-605. Budget required for certain funds -- Capital projects fund.


             30          (1) The budget officer of each local district shall prepare for each budget year a budget
             31      for each of the following funds:
             32          (a) the general fund;
             33          (b) special revenue funds;
             34          (c) debt service funds;
             35          (d) capital projects funds;
             36          (e) proprietary funds, in accordance with Section 17B-1-629 ; [and]
             37          (f) if the local district has a local fund, as defined in Section 53-2-402 , the local fund;
             38      and
             39          [(f)] (g) any other fund or funds for which a budget is required by the uniform system
             40      of budgeting, accounting, and reporting.
             41          (2) (a) Major capital improvements financed by general obligation bonds, capital
             42      grants, or interfund transfers shall use a capital projects fund budget unless the improvements
             43      financed are to be used for proprietary type activities.
             44          (b) The local district shall prepare a separate budget for the term of the projects as well
             45      as the annual budget required under Subsection (1).
             46          Section 2. Section 53-2-402 is amended to read:
             47           53-2-402. Definitions.
             48          (1) Unless otherwise defined in this section, the terms defined in Part 1, Homeland
             49      Security Act, shall have the same meaning for this part.
             50          (2) As used in this part:
             51          (a) "Declared disaster" means one or more events:
             52          (i) within the state;
             53          (ii) that occur within a limited period of time;
             54          (iii) that involve:
             55          (A) a significant number of persons being at risk of bodily harm, sickness, or death; or
             56          (B) a significant portion of real property at risk of loss;
             57          (iv) that are sudden in nature and generally occur less frequently than every three


             58      years; and
             59          (v) that results in:
             60          (A) the president of the United States declaring an emergency or major disaster in the
             61      state;
             62          (B) the governor declaring a state of emergency under Title 63K, Chapter [2] 4,
             63      Disaster Response and Recovery Act; or
             64          (C) the chief executive officer of a local government declaring a local emergency
             65      under Title 63K, Chapter [2] 4, Disaster Response and Recovery Act.
             66          (b) "Disaster recovery fund" means the State Disaster Recovery Restricted Account
             67      created in Section 53-2-403 .
             68          (c) "Emergency preparedness" means the following done for the purpose of being
             69      prepared for an emergency as defined by the division by rule made in accordance with Title
             70      63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act:
             71          (i) the purchase of equipment;
             72          (ii) the training of personnel; or
             73          (iii) the obtaining of a certification.
             74          (d) (i) "Emergency disaster services" means the following that are of a temporary
             75      basis:
             76          (A) evacuation;
             77          (B) shelter;
             78          (C) medical triage;
             79          (D) emergency transportation;
             80          (E) repair of infrastructure;
             81          (F) safety services, including fencing or roadblocks;
             82          (G) sandbagging;
             83          (H) emergency debris removal;
             84          (I) temporary bridges;
             85          (J) procurement and distribution of food, water, or ice;


             86          (K) procurement and deployment of generators;
             87          (L) rescue or recovery; or
             88          (M) services similar to those described in Subsections (2)(d)(i)(A) through (L), as
             89      defined by the division by rule, that are generally required within the first 96 hours of a
             90      declared disaster.
             91          (ii) "Emergency disaster services" does not include:
             92          (A) emergency preparedness; or
             93          (B) notwithstanding whether or not a county participates in the Wildland Fire
             94      Suppression Fund created in Section 65A-8-204 , any fire suppression or presuppression costs
             95      that may be paid for from the Wildland Fire Suppression Fund if the county participates in the
             96      Wildland Fire Suppression Fund.
             97          (e) "Governing body" means:
             98          (i) for a county, city, or town, the legislative body of the county, city, or town;
             99          (ii) for a local district, the board of trustees of the local district; and
             100          (iii) for a special service district:
             101          (A) the legislative body of the county, city, or town that established the special service
             102      district, if no administrative control board has been appointed under Section 17D-1-301 ; or
             103          (B) the administrative control board of the special service district, if an administrative
             104      control board has been appointed under Section 17D-1-301 .
             105          (f) "Local district" has the same meaning as defined in Section 17B-1-102 .
             106          [(e)] (g) "Local fund" means a local government disaster fund created in accordance
             107      with Section 53-2-405 .
             108          [(f)] (h) "Local government" means:
             109          (i) a county[,];
             110          (ii) a city[,] or town[.]; or
             111          (iii) a local district or special service district that:
             112          (A) operates a water system;
             113          (B) provides transportation service;


             114          (C) provides, operates, and maintains correctional and rehabilitative facilities and
             115      programs for municipal, state, and other detainees and prisoners;
             116          (D) provides consolidated 911 and emergency dispatch service;
             117          (E) operates an airport; or
             118          (F) operates a sewage system.
             119          [(g)] (i) "Special fund" means a fund other than a general fund of a local government
             120      that is created for a special purpose established under the uniform system of budgeting,
             121      accounting, and reporting.
             122          (j) "Special service district" has the same meaning as defined in Section 17D-1-102 .
             123          Section 3. Section 53-2-405 is amended to read:
             124           53-2-405. Local government disaster funds.
             125          (1) (a) Subject to this section and notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained
             126      in Title 10, Utah Municipal Code, or Title 17, Counties, [the legislative] Title 17B, Limited
             127      Purpose Local Government Entities - Local Districts, or Title 17D, Chapter 1, Special Service
             128      District Act, the governing body of a local government may create and maintain by ordinance
             129      a special fund known as a local government disaster fund.
             130          (b) The local fund shall consist of:
             131          (i) subject to the limitations of this section, monies transferred to it in accordance with
             132      Subsection (2);
             133          (ii) any other public or private monies received by the local government that are:
             134          (A) given to the local government for purposes consistent with this section; and
             135          (B) deposited into the local fund at the request of:
             136          (I) the [legislative] governing body of the local government; or
             137          (II) the person giving the monies; and
             138          (iii) interest or income realized from the local fund.
             139          (c) Interest or income realized from the local fund shall be deposited into the local
             140      fund.
             141          (d) Monies in a local fund may be:


             142          (i) deposited or invested as provided in Section 51-7-11 ; or
             143          (ii) transferred by the local government treasurer to the state treasurer under Section
             144      51-7-5 for the state treasurer's management and control under Title 51, Chapter 7, State
             145      Money Management Act.
             146          (e) (i) The monies in a local fund may accumulate from year to year until the local
             147      government [legislative] governing body determines to spend any money in the local fund for
             148      one or more of the purposes specified in Subsection (3).
             149          (ii) Monies in a local fund at the end of a fiscal year:
             150          (A) shall remain in the local fund for future use; and
             151          (B) may not be transferred to any other fund or used for any other purpose.
             152          (2) The amounts transferred to a local fund may not exceed 10% of the total estimated
             153      revenues of the local government for the current fiscal period that are not restricted or
             154      otherwise obligated.
             155          (3) Monies in the fund may only be used to fund the services and activities of the local
             156      government creating the local fund in response to:
             157          (a) a declared disaster within the boundaries of the local government;
             158          (b) the aftermath of the disaster that gave rise to a declared disaster within the
             159      boundaries of the local government; and
             160          (c) subject to Subsection (5), emergency preparedness.
             161          (4) (a) A local fund is subject to this part and:
             162          (i) in the case of a town, Title 10, Chapter 5, Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for Utah
             163      Towns, except [for] that:
             164          (A) in addition to the funds listed in Section 10-5-106 , the mayor shall prepare a
             165      budget for the local fund;
             166          (B) Section 10-5-119 addressing termination of special funds does not apply to a local
             167      fund; and
             168          (C) the council of the town may not authorize an interfund loan under Section
             169      10-5-120 from the local fund;


             170          (ii) in the case of a city, Title 10, Chapter 6, Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for Utah
             171      Cities, except [for] that:
             172          (A) in addition to the funds listed in Section 10-6-109 , the mayor shall prepare a
             173      budget for the local fund;
             174          (B) Section 10-6-131 addressing termination of special funds does not apply to a local
             175      fund; and
             176          (C) the governing body of the city may not authorize an interfund loan under Section
             177      10-6-132 from the local fund; and
             178          (iii) in the case of a county, Title 17, Chapter 36, Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for
             179      Counties, except [for] that:
             180          (A) Section 17-36-29 addressing termination of special funds does not apply to a local
             181      fund; and
             182          (B) the governing body of the county may not authorize an interfund loan under
             183      Section 17-36-30 from the local fund[.]; and
             184          (iv) in the case of a local district or special service district, Title 17B, Chapter 1, Part
             185      6, Fiscal Procedures for Local Districts, except that:
             186          (A) Section 17B-1-625 , addressing termination of a special fund, does not apply to a
             187      local fund; and
             188          (B) the governing body of the local district or special service district may not
             189      authorize an interfund loan under Section 17B-1-626 from the local fund.
             190          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (4)(a), transfers of monies to a local fund or the
             191      accumulation of monies in a local fund do not affect any limits on fund balances, net assets, or
             192      the accumulation of retained earnings in any of the following of a local government:
             193          (i) a general fund;
             194          (ii) an enterprise fund;
             195          (iii) an internal service fund; or
             196          (iv) any other fund.
             197          (5) (a) A local government may not expend during a fiscal year more than 10% of the


             198      monies budgeted to be deposited into a local fund during that fiscal year for emergency
             199      preparedness.
             200          (b) The amount described in Subsection (5)(a) shall be determined before the adoption
             201      of the tentative budget.


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