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H.B. 11

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RECODIFICATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES

             2     
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      Committee Note:
             10          The Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim Committee
             11      recommended this bill.
             12      General Description:
             13          This bill amends and enacts provisions relating to natural resources.
             14      Highlighted Provisions:
             15          This bill:
             16          .    creates Title 79, Natural Resources;
             17          .    enacts chapter and part titles;
             18          .    renumbers and amends the following chapters from Title 63, State Affairs in
             19      General:
             20              .    Chapter 34, Utah Natural Resources Act;
             21              .    Chapter 73, Geological Survey;
             22              .    Chapter 11, Parks and Recreation; and
             23              .    Chapter 11a, Recreational Trails;
             24          .    amends cross-references to the renumbered sections;
             25          .    cross-references sections that create policy boards within the department with a
             26      general provision relating to policy board members;
             27          .    exempts policy board members from a provision in the Utah Public Officers' and


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


             59          .    requires the Division of Parks and Recreation to hold a public hearing if requested
             60      by a county legislative body;
             61          .    repeals the Centennial Nonmotorized Path and Trail Crossing Program;
             62          .    clarifies the Board of Parks and Recreation's authority to give grants for recreational
             63      trails; and
             64          .    makes technical changes.
             65      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             66          None
             67      Other Special Clauses:
             68          None
             69      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             70      AMENDS:
             71          11-38-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 138
             72          23-14-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 176
             73          40-6-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 34
             74          40-6-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 176
             75          40-6-15, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1983, Chapter 205
             76          40-6-17, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1983, Chapter 205
             77          40-6-19, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 256
             78          40-8-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             79          40-8-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             80          40-10-27, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 135
             81          41-22-12, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 136
             82          53-13-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             83          54-17-701, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 374
             84          59-5-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             85          59-7-614, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 389
             86          59-10-1014, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 389
             87          59-10-1106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 389
             88          59-12-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Second Special Session, Chapter 5
             89          59-23-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 16


             90          63A-5-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             91          63A-5-222, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 250
             92          63B-4-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             93          63C-11-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 361
             94          63G-2-206, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 95 and renumbered and
             95      amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             96          63G-2-301, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             97          63J-4-502, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             98          65A-1-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter 159
             99          65A-1-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter 159
             100          65A-1-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapters 159 and 243
             101          65A-1-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             102          65A-8-302, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 136
             103          67-19-27, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 123
             104          72-2-117.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 286
             105          72-5-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             106          72-11-204, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter 195
             107          73-3-30, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 311
             108          73-10-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 131
             109          73-10c-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 142
             110          73-10e-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1986, Chapter 167
             111          76-6-206.2, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 103
             112          78A-3-102, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
             113          78A-4-103, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
             114      ENACTS:
             115          79-1-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             116          79-1-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             117          79-2-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             118          79-2-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             119          79-2-302, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             120          79-3-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953


             121          79-4-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             122          79-4-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             123          79-4-304, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             124          79-5-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             125      RENUMBERS AND AMENDS:
             126          79-2-201, (Renumbered from 63-34-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter
             127      159)
             128          79-2-202 (Contingently Effective), (Renumbered from 63-34-5 (Contingently
             129      Effective), as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             130          79-2-202 (Contingently Superseded), (Renumbered from 63-34-5 (Contingently
             131      Superseded), as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 144)
             132          79-2-203, (Renumbered from 63-34-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter
             133      176)
             134          79-2-204, (Renumbered from 63-34-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter
             135      250)
             136          79-2-205, (Renumbered from 63-34-3.1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008,
             137      Chapter 382)
             138          79-2-301, (Renumbered from 63-34-8, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1983, Chapter
             139      318)
             140          79-2-303, (Renumbered from 63-34-14, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005,
             141      Chapter 71)
             142          79-2-304, (Renumbered from 63-34-20, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 35)
             143          79-2-305 (Contingently Effective), (Renumbered from 63-34-3.2 (Contingently
             144      Effective), as enacted by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 142)
             145          79-2-306 (Contingently Effective), (Renumbered from 63-34-3.3 (Contingently
             146      Effective), as enacted by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 142)
             147          79-2-401, (Renumbered from 63-34-9, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1981, Chapter 186)
             148          79-2-402, (Renumbered from 63-34-15, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008,
             149      Chapter 382)
             150          79-2-403, (Renumbered from 63-34-21, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters
             151      203 and 203)


             152          79-3-102, (Renumbered from 63-73-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter
             153      79)
             154          79-3-201, (Renumbered from 63-73-5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1988, Chapter 137)
             155          79-3-202, (Renumbered from 63-73-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter
             156      382)
             157          79-3-203, (Renumbered from 63-73-7, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1988, Chapter 137)
             158          79-3-204, (Renumbered from 63-73-8, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1988, Chapter 137)
             159          79-3-205, (Renumbered from 63-73-9, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1988, Chapter 137)
             160          79-3-301, (Renumbered from 63-73-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter
             161      28)
             162          79-3-302, (Renumbered from 63-73-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter
             163      243)
             164          79-3-303, (Renumbered from 63-73-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter
             165      382)
             166          79-3-401, (Renumbered from 63-73-10, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1988, Chapter 137)
             167          79-3-402, (Renumbered from 63-73-21, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002,
             168      Chapter 256)
             169          79-3-501, (Renumbered from 63-73-12, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 170)
             170          79-3-502, (Renumbered from 63-73-13, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 170)
             171          79-3-503, (Renumbered from 63-73-14, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 170)
             172          79-3-504, (Renumbered from 63-73-15, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 170)
             173          79-3-505, (Renumbered from 63-73-16, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 170)
             174          79-3-506, (Renumbered from 63-73-17, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 170)
             175          79-3-507, (Renumbered from 63-73-18, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 170)
             176          79-3-508, (Renumbered from 63-73-19, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 170)
             177          79-3-509, (Renumbered from 63-73-20, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1996,
             178      Chapter 15)
             179          79-3-510, (Renumbered from 63-73-11, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 170)
             180          79-4-201, (Renumbered from 63-11-17.1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1969,
             181      Chapter 198)
             182          79-4-202, (Renumbered from 63-11-18, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1983,


             183      Chapter 318)
             184          79-4-203, (Renumbered from 63-11-17, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008,
             185      Chapters 3, 201, and 382)
             186          79-4-204, (Renumbered from 63-11-19, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1969,
             187      Chapter 198)
             188          79-4-205, (Renumbered from 63-11-20, as repealed and reenacted by Laws of Utah
             189      1993, Chapter 247)
             190          79-4-206, (Renumbered from 63-11-68, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 285)
             191          79-4-301, (Renumbered from 63-11-12, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008,
             192      Chapter 382)
             193          79-4-302, (Renumbered from 63-11-14, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002,
             194      Chapter 176)
             195          79-4-303, (Renumbered from 63-11-16, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1967, Chapter 176)
             196          79-4-305, (Renumbered from 63-11-13, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1983,
             197      Chapter 318)
             198          79-4-401, (Renumbered from 63-11-21, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1983,
             199      Chapter 318)
             200          79-4-402, (Renumbered from 63-11-66, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004,
             201      Chapter 103)
             202          79-4-403, (Renumbered from 63-11-19.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000,
             203      Chapter 70)
             204          79-4-404, (Renumbered from 63-11-67, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 201)
             205          79-4-501, (Renumbered from 63-11-17.2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1998,
             206      Chapter 282)
             207          79-4-502, (Renumbered from 63-11-17.3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997,
             208      Chapter 315)
             209          79-4-601, (Renumbered from 63-11-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1969, Chapter
             210      198)
             211          79-4-602, (Renumbered from 63-11-54.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000,
             212      Chapter 20)
             213          79-4-603, (Renumbered from 63-11-54, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1973, Chapter 161)


             214          79-4-604, (Renumbered from 63-11-55, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1973, Chapter 161)
             215          79-4-701, (Renumbered from 63-11-3.1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000,
             216      Chapter 300)
             217          79-4-702, (Renumbered from 63-11-3.2, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter
             218      225)
             219          79-4-703, (Renumbered from 63-11-3.3, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter
             220      225)
             221          79-4-704, (Renumbered from 63-11-10.2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1969,
             222      Chapter 198)
             223          79-4-705, (Renumbered from 63-11-10.3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1969,
             224      Chapter 198)
             225          79-4-801, (Renumbered from 63-11-16.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1986,
             226      Chapter 167)
             227          79-4-802, (Renumbered from 63-11-17.8, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000,
             228      Chapter 20)
             229          79-4-901, (Renumbered from 63-11-63, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1977, Chapter 182)
             230          79-4-1001, (Renumbered from 63-11-19.2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003,
             231      Chapter 336)
             232          79-5-102, (Renumbered from 63-11a-101, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter
             233      144)
             234          79-5-103, (Renumbered from 63-11a-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter
             235      144)
             236          79-5-201, (Renumbered from 63-11a-401, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter
             237      144)
             238          79-5-202, (Renumbered from 63-11a-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1999,
             239      Chapter 270)
             240          79-5-301, (Renumbered from 63-11a-201, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter
             241      144)
             242          79-5-302, (Renumbered from 63-11a-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008,
             243      Chapter 308)
             244          79-5-303, (Renumbered from 63-11a-202, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter


             245      144)
             246          79-5-304, (Renumbered from 63-11a-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993,
             247      Chapter 281)
             248          79-5-401, (Renumbered from 63-11a-301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993,
             249      Chapter 281)
             250          79-5-501, (Renumbered from 63-11a-501, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000,
             251      Chapter 20)
             252          79-5-502, (Renumbered from 63-11a-502, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter
             253      144)
             254          79-5-503, (Renumbered from 63-11a-504, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter
             255      342)
             256      REPEALS:
             257          63-11-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 306
             258          63-11-17.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 227
             259          63-11-17.7, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter 213
             260          63-11-19.1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 276
             261          63-11-19.6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 70
             262          63-11-33, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1987, Chapter 167
             263          63-11-34, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1969, Chapter 139
             264          63-11-35, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1969, Chapter 139
             265          63-11-36, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1969, Chapter 139
             266          63-11-56, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1974, Chapter 29
             267          63-11-62, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1977, Chapter 182
             268          63-11a-503, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             269          63-34-1, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1967, Chapter 176
             270          63-34-7, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1969, Chapter 198
             271          63-34-10, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1981, Chapter 186
             272          63-34-11, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter 236
             273          63-34-12, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 139
             274          63-34-16, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 16
             275          63-34-17, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382


             276          63-34-18, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 16
             277          63-34-19, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 16
             278     
             279      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             280          Section 1. Section 11-38-302 is amended to read:
             281           11-38-302. Use of money in fund -- Criteria -- Administration.
             282          (1) Subject to Subsection (2), the commission may authorize the use of money in the
             283      fund, by grant or loan, to:
             284          (a) a local entity;
             285          (b) the Department of Natural Resources created under Section [ 63-34-3 ] 79-2-201 ;
             286          (c) the Department of Agriculture and Food created under Section 4-2-1 ; or
             287          (d) a charitable organization that qualifies as being tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3)
             288      of the Internal Revenue Code.
             289          (2) (a) The money in the fund shall be used for preserving or restoring open land and
             290      agricultural land.
             291          (b) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(b)(ii), money from the fund may not be
             292      used to purchase a fee interest in real property in order to preserve open land or agricultural
             293      land, but may be used to establish a conservation easement under Title 57, Chapter 18, Land
             294      Conservation Easement Act, or to fund similar methods to preserve open land or agricultural
             295      land.
             296          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(b)(i), money from the fund may be used to
             297      purchase a fee interest in real property to preserve open land or agricultural land if:
             298          (A) the parcel to be purchased is no more than 20 acres in size; and
             299          (B) with respect to a parcel purchased in a county in which over 50% of the land area is
             300      publicly owned, real property roughly equivalent in size and located within that county is
             301      contemporaneously transferred to private ownership from the governmental entity that
             302      purchased the fee interest in real property.
             303          (iii) Eminent domain may not be used or threatened in connection with any purchase
             304      using money from the fund.
             305          (iv) A parcel of land larger than 20 acres in size may not be divided into separate
             306      parcels smaller than 20 acres each to meet the requirement of Subsection (2)(b)(ii).


             307          (c) A [county, city, town] local entity, department, or organization under Subsection
             308      (1) may not receive money from the fund unless it provides matching funds equal to or greater
             309      than the amount of money received from the fund.
             310          (d) In loaning or granting money from the fund, the commission may impose
             311      conditions on the recipient as to how the money is to be spent.
             312          (e) The commission shall give priority to requests from the Department of Natural
             313      Resources for up to 20% of each annual increase in the amount of money in the fund if the
             314      money is used for the protection of wildlife or watershed.
             315          (f) (i) The commission may not make a grant or loan from the fund that exceeds
             316      $1,000,000 until after making a report to the Legislative Management Committee about the
             317      grant or loan.
             318          (ii) The Legislative Management Committee may make a recommendation to the
             319      commission concerning the intended grant or loan, but the recommendation is not binding on
             320      the commission.
             321          (3) (a) If money from the fund is distributed in the form of a loan, the commission may
             322      require interest to be paid and shall establish other terms of each loan, including a repayment
             323      schedule.
             324          (b) Each payment on a loan from the fund shall be returned to the fund and shall be
             325      applied first to interest and then to principal.
             326          (4) In determining the amount and type of financial assistance to provide an entity,
             327      department, or organization under Subsection (1) and subject to Subsection (2)(f), the
             328      commission:
             329          (a) if the assistance is in the form of a loan, shall consider the borrower's ability to
             330      repay the loan; and
             331          (b) shall consider:
             332          (i) the nature and amount of open land and agricultural land proposed to be preserved
             333      or restored;
             334          (ii) the qualities of the open land and agricultural land proposed to be preserved or
             335      restored;
             336          (iii) the cost effectiveness of the project to preserve or restore open land or agricultural
             337      land;


             338          (iv) the funds available;
             339          (v) the number of actual and potential applications for financial assistance and the
             340      amount of money sought by those applications;
             341          (vi) the open land preservation plan of the local entity where the project is located and
             342      the priority placed on the project by that local entity;
             343          (vii) the effects on housing affordability and diversity; and
             344          (viii) whether the project protects against the loss of private property ownership.
             345          (5) If a [county, city, town] local entity, department, or organization under Subsection
             346      (1) seeks money from the fund for a project whose purpose is to protect critical watershed, the
             347      commission shall require that the needs and quality of that project be verified by the state
             348      engineer.
             349          (6) Each interest in real property purchased with money from the fund shall be held and
             350      administered by the state or a local entity.
             351          Section 2. Section 23-14-2 is amended to read:
             352           23-14-2. Wildlife Board -- Creation -- Membership -- Terms -- Quorum --
             353      Meetings -- Per diem and expenses.
             354          (1) There is created a Wildlife Board which shall consist of seven members appointed
             355      by the governor with the consent of the Senate.
             356          (2) (a) [The] In addition to the requirements of Section 79-2-203 , the members of the
             357      board shall have expertise or experience in at least one of the following areas:
             358          (i) wildlife management or biology;
             359          (ii) habitat management, including range or aquatic;
             360          (iii) business, including knowledge of private land issues; and
             361          (iv) economics, including knowledge of recreational wildlife uses.
             362          (b) Each of the areas of expertise under Subsection (2)(a) shall be represented by at
             363      least one member of the Wildlife Board.
             364          (3) (a) The governor shall select each board member from a list of nominees submitted
             365      by the nominating committee pursuant to Section 23-14-2.5 .
             366          (b) No more than two members shall be from a single wildlife region described in
             367      Subsection 23-14-2.6 (1).
             368          (c) The governor may request an additional list of at least two nominees from the


             369      nominating committee if the initial list of nominees for a given position is unacceptable.
             370          (d) (i) If the governor fails to appoint a board member within 60 days after receipt of
             371      the initial or additional list, the nominating committee shall make an interim appointment by
             372      majority vote.
             373          (ii) The interim board member shall serve until the matter is resolved by the committee
             374      and the governor or until the board member is replaced pursuant to this chapter.
             375          (4) (a) Except as required by Subsection (4)(b), as terms of current board members
             376      expire, the governor shall appoint each new member or reappointed member to a six-year term.
             377          (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (4)(a), the governor shall, at the
             378      time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that:
             379          (i) the terms of board members are staggered so that approximately 1/3 of the board is
             380      appointed every two years; and
             381          (ii) members serving from the same region have staggered terms.
             382          (c) If a vacancy occurs, the nominating committee shall submit two names, as provided
             383      in Subsection 23-14-2.5 (4), to the governor and the governor shall appoint a replacement for
             384      the unexpired term.
             385          (d) Board members may serve only one term unless:
             386          (i) the member is among the first board members appointed to serve four years or less;
             387      or
             388          (ii) the member filled a vacancy under Subsection (4)(c) for four years or less.
             389          (5) (a) The board shall elect a chair and a vice chair from its membership.
             390          (b) Four members of the board shall constitute a quorum.
             391          (c) The director of the Division of Wildlife Resources shall act as secretary to the
             392      board but shall not be a voting member of the board.
             393          (6) (a) The Wildlife Board shall hold a sufficient number of public meetings each year
             394      to expeditiously conduct its business.
             395          (b) Meetings may be called by the chair upon five days notice or upon shorter notice in
             396      emergency situations.
             397          (c) Meetings may be held at the Salt Lake City office of the Division of Wildlife
             398      Resources or elsewhere as determined by the Wildlife Board.
             399          (7) (a) (i) Members who are not government employees shall receive no compensation


             400      or benefits for their services, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
             401      performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
             402      under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             403          (ii) Members may decline to receive per diem and expenses for their service.
             404          (b) (i) State government officer and employee members who do not receive salary, per
             405      diem, or expenses from their agency for their service may receive per diem and expenses
             406      incurred in the performance of their official duties from the board at the rates established by the
             407      Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             408          (ii) State government officer and employee members may decline to receive per diem
             409      and expenses for their service.
             410          (8) (a) The members of the Wildlife Board shall complete an orientation course to
             411      assist them in the performance of the duties of their office.
             412          (b) The Department of Natural Resources shall provide the course required under
             413      Subsection (8)(a).
             414          Section 3. Section 40-6-2 is amended to read:
             415           40-6-2. Definitions.
             416          For the purpose of this chapter:
             417          (1) "Board" means the Board of Oil, Gas, and Mining.
             418          (2) "Correlative rights" means the opportunity of each owner in a pool to produce his
             419      just and equitable share of the oil and gas in the pool without waste.
             420          (3) "Condensate" means hydrocarbons, regardless of gravity, that:
             421          (a) occur naturally in the gaseous phase in the reservoir; and
             422          (b) are separated from the natural gas as liquids through the process of condensation
             423      either in the reservoir, in the wellbore, or at the surface in field separators.
             424          (4) "Consenting owner" means an owner who consents in advance to the drilling and
             425      operation of a well and agrees to bear his proportionate share of the costs of the drilling and
             426      operation of the well.
             427          (5) "Crude oil" means hydrocarbons, regardless of gravity, that:
             428          (a) occur naturally in the liquid phase in the reservoir; and
             429          (b) are produced and recovered at the wellhead in liquid form.
             430          (6) (a) "Gas" means natural gas, as defined in Subsection (9), natural gas liquids, as


             431      defined in Subsection (10), other gas, as defined in Subsection (14), or any mixture of them.
             432          (b) "Gas" does not include any gaseous or liquid substance processed from coal, oil
             433      shale, or tar sands.
             434          (7) "Illegal oil" or "illegal gas" means oil or gas that has been produced from any well
             435      within the state in violation of this chapter or any rule or order of the board.
             436          (8) "Illegal product" means any product derived in whole or in part from illegal oil or
             437      illegal gas.
             438          (9) (a) "Natural gas" means hydrocarbons that occur naturally in the gaseous phase in
             439      the reservoir and are produced and recovered at the wellhead in gaseous form, except natural
             440      gas liquids as defined in Subsection (10) and condensate as defined in Subsection (3).
             441          (b) "Natural gas" includes coalbed methane gas.
             442          (10) "Natural gas liquids" means hydrocarbons, regardless of gravity, that are separated
             443      from natural gas as liquids in gas processing plants through the process of condensation,
             444      absorption, adsorption, or other methods.
             445          (11) "Nonconsenting owner" means an owner who after written notice does not consent
             446      in advance to the drilling and operation of a well or agree to bear his proportionate share of the
             447      costs.
             448          (12) (a) "Oil" means crude oil, as defined in Subsection (5), condensate, as defined in
             449      Subsection (3), or any mixture of them.
             450          (b) "Oil" does not include any gaseous or liquid substance processed from coal, oil
             451      shale, or tar sands.
             452          (13) (a) "Oil and gas proceeds" means any payment that:
             453          (i) derives from oil and gas production from any well located in the state;
             454          (ii) is expressed as a right to a specified interest in the:
             455          (A) cash proceeds received from the sale of the oil and gas; or
             456          (B) the cash value of the oil and gas; and
             457          (iii) is subject to any tax withheld from the payment pursuant to law.
             458          (b) "Oil and gas proceeds" includes a royalty interest, overriding royalty interest,
             459      production payment interest, or working interest.
             460          (c) "Oil and gas proceeds" does not include a net profits interest or other interest the
             461      extent of which cannot be determined with reference to a specified share of:


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


             493          (i) a reduction in the quantity of oil or gas ultimately recoverable from a reservoir
             494      under prudent and economical operations;
             495          (ii) unnecessary wells to be drilled; or
             496          (iii) the loss or destruction of oil or gas either at the surface or subsurface; or
             497          (d) the production of oil or gas in excess of:
             498          (i) transportation or storage facilities; or
             499          (ii) the amount reasonably required to be produced as a result of the proper drilling,
             500      completing, testing, or operating of a well or otherwise utilized on the lease from which it is
             501      produced.
             502          Section 4. Section 40-6-4 is amended to read:
             503           40-6-4. Board of Oil, Gas, and Mining created -- Functions -- Appointment of
             504      members -- Terms -- Chair -- Quorum -- Expenses.
             505          (1) There is created within the Department of Natural Resources the Board of Oil, Gas,
             506      and Mining. The board shall be the policy making body for the Division of Oil, Gas, and
             507      Mining.
             508          (2) The board shall consist of seven members appointed by the governor with the
             509      consent of the Senate. No more than four members shall be from the same political party.
             510      [The] In addition to the requirements of Section 79-2-203 , the members shall have the
             511      following qualifications:
             512          (a) two members knowledgeable in mining matters;
             513          (b) two members knowledgeable in oil and gas matters;
             514          (c) one member knowledgeable in ecological and environmental matters;
             515          (d) one member who is a private land owner, owns a mineral or royalty interest and is
             516      knowledgeable in those interests; and
             517          (e) one member who is knowledgeable in geological matters.
             518          (3) (a) Except as required by Subsection (3)(b), as terms of current board members
             519      expire, the governor shall appoint each new member or reappointed member to a four-year
             520      term.
             521          (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (3)(a), the governor shall, at the
             522      time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of
             523      board members are staggered so that approximately half of the board is appointed every two


             524      years.
             525          (4) (a) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall
             526      be appointed for the unexpired term by the governor with the consent of the Senate.
             527          (b) The person appointed shall have the same qualifications as his predecessor.
             528          (5) The board shall appoint its chair from the membership. Four members of the board
             529      shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and the holding of hearings.
             530          (6) (a) (i) Members who are not government employees shall receive no compensation
             531      or benefits for their services, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
             532      performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
             533      under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             534          (ii) Members may decline to receive per diem and expenses for their service.
             535          (b) (i) State government officer and employee members who do not receive salary, per
             536      diem, or expenses from their agency for their service may receive per diem and expenses
             537      incurred in the performance of their official duties from the board at the rates established by the
             538      Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             539          (ii) State government officer and employee members may decline to receive per diem
             540      and expenses for their service.
             541          Section 5. Section 40-6-15 is amended to read:
             542           40-6-15. Division created -- Functions -- Director of division -- Qualifications of
             543      program administrators.
             544          There is created within the Department of Natural Resources the Division of Oil, Gas,
             545      and Mining. The division shall implement the policies and orders of the board and perform all
             546      other duties delegated by the board.
             547          The director of the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining shall be appointed by the director
             548      of the Department of Natural Resources with the concurrence of the Board of Oil, Gas, and
             549      Mining. The director shall be the executive and administrative head of the Division of Oil, Gas,
             550      and Mining and shall be a person experienced in administration and knowledgeable in the
             551      extraction of oil, gas, and minerals.
             552          Within the division, the person administering the oil and gas program shall have the
             553      technical background to efficiently administer that program. The person administering the
             554      mining program shall have the technical background to efficiently administer that program.


             555          Section 6. Section 40-6-17 is amended to read:
             556           40-6-17. Cooperative research and development projects.
             557          The board and the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining are authorized to enter into
             558      cooperative agreements with the national, state or local governments, and with independent
             559      organizations and institutions for the purpose of carrying out research and development
             560      experiments involving energy resources to the extent that the project is funded or partially
             561      funded and approved by the Legislature.
             562          Section 7. Section 40-6-19 is amended to read:
             563           40-6-19. Bond and Surety Forfeiture Trust Fund created -- Contents -- Use of
             564      fund monies.
             565          (1) There is created a private-purpose trust fund known as the "Bond and Surety
             566      Forfeiture Trust Fund."
             567          (2) Monies collected by the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining as a result of bond or
             568      surety forfeitures shall be deposited in the fund.
             569          (3) Interest earned on monies in the fund shall accrue to the fund.
             570          (4) (a) Money from each forfeited bond or surety, together with interest, shall be used
             571      by the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining to accomplish the requisite performance standards
             572      under the program to which the forfeited bond or surety corresponds.
             573          (b) Any money not used for a project shall be returned to the rightful claimant.
             574          Section 8. Section 40-8-4 is amended to read:
             575           40-8-4. Definitions.
             576          As used in this chapter:
             577          (1) "Adjudicative proceeding" means:
             578          (a) a division or board action or proceeding determining the legal rights, duties,
             579      privileges, immunities, or other legal interests of one or more identifiable persons, including
             580      actions to grant, deny, revoke, suspend, modify, annul, withdraw, or amend an authority, right,
             581      permit, or license; or
             582          (b) judicial review of a division or board action or proceeding specified in Subsection
             583      (1)(a).
             584          (2) "Applicant" means a person who has filed a notice of intent to commence mining
             585      operations, or who has applied to the board for a review of a notice or order.


             586          (3) (a) "Approved notice of intention" means a formally filed notice of intention to
             587      commence mining operations, including revisions to it, which has been approved under Section
             588      40-8-13 .
             589          (b) An approved notice of intention is not required for small mining operations.
             590          (4) "Board" means the Board of Oil, Gas, and Mining.
             591          (5) "Conference" means an informal adjudicative proceeding conducted by the division
             592      or board.
             593          (6) (a) "Deposit" or "mineral deposit" means an accumulation of mineral matter in the
             594      form of consolidated rock, unconsolidated material, solutions, or occurring on the surface,
             595      beneath the surface, or in the waters of the land from which any product useful to man may be
             596      produced, extracted, or obtained or which is extracted by underground mining methods for
             597      underground storage.
             598          (b) "Deposit" or "mineral deposit" excludes sand, gravel, rock aggregate, water,
             599      geothermal steam, and oil and gas as defined in Title 40, Chapter 6, Board and Division of Oil,
             600      Gas, and Mining, but includes oil shale and bituminous sands extracted by mining operations.
             601          (7) "Development" means the work performed in relation to a deposit following its
             602      discovery but prior to and in contemplation of production mining operations, aimed at, but not
             603      limited to, preparing the site for mining operations, defining further the ore deposit by drilling
             604      or other means, conducting pilot plant operations, constructing roads or ancillary facilities, and
             605      other related activities.
             606          (8) "Division" means the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining.
             607          (9) "Emergency order" means an order issued by the board in accordance with the
             608      provisions of Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative Procedures Act.
             609          (10) (a) "Exploration" means surface-disturbing activities conducted for the purpose of
             610      discovering a deposit or mineral deposit, delineating the boundaries of a deposit or mineral
             611      deposit, and identifying regions or specific areas in which deposits or mineral deposits are most
             612      likely to exist.
             613          (b) "Exploration" includes, but is not limited to: sinking shafts; tunneling; drilling
             614      holes and digging pits or cuts; building of roads, and other access ways; and constructing and
             615      operating other facilities related to these activities.
             616          (11) "Hearing" means a formal adjudicative proceeding conducted by the board under


             617      its procedural rules.
             618          (12) (a) "Imminent danger to the health and safety of the public" means the existence
             619      of a condition or practice, or a violation of a permit requirement or other requirement of this
             620      chapter in a mining operation, which condition, practice, or violation could reasonably be
             621      expected to cause substantial physical harm to persons outside the permit area before the
             622      condition, practice, or violation can be abated.
             623          (b) A reasonable expectation of death or serious injury before abatement exists if a
             624      rational person, subjected to the same conditions or practices giving rise to the peril, would not
             625      expose himself or herself to the danger during the time necessary for abatement.
             626          (13) (a) "Land affected" means the surface and subsurface of an area within the state
             627      where mining operations are being or will be conducted, including, but not limited to:
             628          (i) on-site private ways, roads, and railroads;
             629          (ii) land excavations;
             630          (iii) exploration sites;
             631          (iv) drill sites or workings;
             632          (v) refuse banks or spoil piles;
             633          (vi) evaporation or settling ponds;
             634          (vii) stockpiles;
             635          (viii) leaching dumps;
             636          (ix) placer areas;
             637          (x) tailings ponds or dumps; and
             638          (xi) work, parking, storage, or waste discharge areas, structures, and facilities.
             639          (b) All lands shall be excluded from the provisions of Subsection (13)(a) that would:
             640          (i) be includable as land affected, but which have been reclaimed in accordance with an
             641      approved plan, as may be approved by the board; and
             642          (ii) lands in which mining operations have ceased prior to July 1, 1977.
             643          (14) (a) "Mining operation" means activities conducted on the surface of the land for
             644      the exploration for, development of, or extraction of a mineral deposit, including, but not
             645      limited to, surface mining and the surface effects of underground and in situ mining, on-site
             646      transportation, concentrating, milling, evaporation, and other primary processing.
             647          (b) "Mining operation" does not include:


             648          (i) the extraction of sand, gravel, and rock aggregate;
             649          (ii) the extraction of oil and gas as defined in Title 40, Chapter 6, Board and Division
             650      of Oil, Gas, and Mining;
             651          (iii) the extraction of geothermal steam;
             652          (iv) smelting or refining operations;
             653          (v) off-site operations and transportation;
             654          (vi) reconnaissance activities; or
             655          (vii) activities which will not cause significant surface resource disturbance or involve
             656      the use of mechanized earth-moving equipment, such as bulldozers or backhoes.
             657          (15) "Notice" means:
             658          (a) notice of intention, as defined in this chapter; or
             659          (b) written information given to an operator by the division describing compliance
             660      conditions at a mining operation.
             661          (16) "Notice of intention" means a notice to commence mining operations, including
             662      revisions to the notice.
             663          (17) "Off-site" means the land areas that are outside of or beyond the on-site land.
             664          (18) (a) "On-site" means the surface lands on or under which surface or underground
             665      mining operations are conducted.
             666          (b) A series of related properties under the control of a single operator, but separated
             667      by small parcels of land controlled by others, will be considered to be a single site unless an
             668      exception is made by the division.
             669          (19) "Operator" means a natural person, corporation, association, partnership, receiver,
             670      trustee, executor, administrator, guardian, fiduciary, agent, or other organization or
             671      representative, either public or private, owning, controlling, or managing a mining operation or
             672      proposed mining operation.
             673          (20) "Order" means written information provided by the division or board to an
             674      operator or other parties, describing the compliance status of a permit or mining operation.
             675          (21) "Owner" means a natural person, corporation, association, partnership, receiver,
             676      trustee, executor, administrator, guardian, fiduciary, agent, or other organization or
             677      representative, either public or private, owning, controlling, or managing a mineral deposit or
             678      the surface of lands employed in mining operations.


             679          (22) "Permit area" means the area of land indicated on the approved map submitted by
             680      the operator with the application or notice to conduct mining operations.
             681          (23) "Permit" means a permit or notice to conduct mining operations issued by the
             682      division.
             683          (24) "Permittee" means a person holding, or who is required by Utah law to hold, a
             684      valid permit or notice to conduct mining operations.
             685          (25) "Person" means an individual, partnership, association, society, joint stock
             686      company, firm, company, corporation, or other governmental or business organization.
             687          (26) "Reclamation" means actions performed during or after mining operations to
             688      shape, stabilize, revegetate, or treat the land affected in order to achieve a safe, stable,
             689      ecological condition and use which will be consistent with local environmental conditions.
             690          (27) "Small mining operations" means mining operations which disturb or will disturb
             691      five or less surface acres at any given time.
             692          (28) "Unwarranted failure to comply" means the failure of a permittee to prevent the
             693      occurrence of a violation of the permit or a requirement of this chapter due to indifference, lack
             694      of diligence, or lack of reasonable care, or the failure to abate a violation of the permit or this
             695      chapter due to indifference, lack of diligence, or lack of reasonable care.
             696          Section 9. Section 40-8-6 is amended to read:
             697           40-8-6. Board -- Powers, functions, and duties.
             698          In addition to those provided in Title 40, Chapter 6, Board and Division of Oil, Gas,
             699      and Mining, the board has the following powers, functions, and duties:
             700          (1) To enact rules according to the procedures and requirements of Title 63G, Chapter
             701      3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, that are reasonably necessary to carry out the purposes
             702      of this chapter.
             703          (2) To hold hearings and to issue orders or other appropriate instruments based upon
             704      the results of those hearings.
             705          (3) To issue emergency orders according to the requirements and provisions of Title
             706      63G, Chapter 4, Administrative Procedures Act.
             707          (4) To do all other things and take such other actions within the purposes of this act as
             708      may be necessary to enforce its provisions.
             709          Section 10. Section 40-10-27 is amended to read:


             710           40-10-27. Entry upon land adversely affected by past coal mining practices --
             711      Conducting of studies or exploratory work -- State acquisition of land -- Lien -- Waste
             712      disposal fund -- Water pollution control and treatment plants.
             713          (1) (a) If the board, after notice and hearing, makes a finding of fact as provided in
             714      Subsection (1)(b), the agents, employees, or contractors of the division shall have the right to
             715      enter property adversely affected by past coal mining practices and any other property to have
             716      access to property adversely affected by past coal mining practices to do whatever is necessary
             717      or expedient to restore, reclaim, abate, control, or prevent the adverse effects.
             718          (b) The board shall find that:
             719          (i) land or water resources have been adversely affected by past coal mining practices;
             720          (ii) the adverse effects are at a stage where, in the public interest, action to restore,
             721      reclaim, abate, control, or prevent should be taken; and
             722          (iii) the owners of the land or water resources where entry must be made to restore,
             723      reclaim, abate, control, or prevent the adverse effects of past coal mining practices:
             724          (A) are not known;
             725          (B) are not readily available; or
             726          (C) will not give permission for the state or its political subdivisions, their agents,
             727      employees, or contractors to enter upon the property to restore, reclaim, abate, control, or
             728      prevent the adverse effects of past coal mining practices.
             729          (c) Notice of the division's right to enter the property shall be:
             730          (i) given by mail, if the owners are known; and
             731          (ii) posted upon the premises and advertised once in a newspaper of general circulation
             732      in the county in which the land lies, if the owners are not known.
             733          (d) This entry shall be construed as an exercise of the police power for the protection of
             734      public health, safety, and general welfare and may not be construed as an act of condemnation
             735      of property nor of trespass on it.
             736          (e) The monies expended for this work and the benefits accruing to the premises
             737      entered upon shall be chargeable against the land and shall mitigate or offset any claim in or
             738      any action brought by any owner of any interest in these premises for any alleged damages by
             739      virtue of the entry.
             740          (f) This Subsection (1) is not intended to create new rights of action or eliminate


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


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


             803          (9) (a) The lien provided in this section shall be recorded in the office of the county
             804      recorder of the county in which the land lies.
             805          (b) The statement shall constitute a lien upon the land as of the date of the expenditure
             806      of the monies and shall have priority as a lien second only to the lien of real estate taxes
             807      imposed upon the land.
             808          (10) (a) The division may fill any voids, seal any abandoned tunnels, shafts, and
             809      entryways, and reclaim surface impacts of underground or surface mines which the division
             810      determines could endanger life and property, constitute a hazard to the public health and safety,
             811      or degrade the environment.
             812          (b) The division may make expenditures and carry out the purposes of this section
             813      without regard to the provisions of Subsections 40-10-25 (2) and (3) only after all reclamation
             814      with respect to abandoned coal lands or coal development impacts have been met, except for
             815      those reclamation projects relating to the protection of the public health or safety.
             816          (c) In those instances where mine waste piles are being reworked for conservation
             817      purposes, the incremental costs of disposing of the wastes from these operations by filling
             818      voids and sealing tunnels may be eligible for funding if the disposal of these wastes meets the
             819      purposes of this section.
             820          (d) The division may acquire by purchase, donation, easement, or otherwise those
             821      interests in land it determines necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.
             822          (11) (a) The division may request the attorney general, who is hereby authorized to
             823      initiate, in addition to any other remedies provided for in this chapter, in any court of
             824      competent jurisdiction, an action in equity for an injunction to restrain any interference with the
             825      exercise of the right to enter or to conduct any work provided in this section.
             826          (b) (i) The division, in conjunction with appropriate state agencies as determined in the
             827      rules, may construct and operate plants for the control and treatment of water pollution
             828      resulting from mine drainage.
             829          (ii) The extent of this control and treatment of water pollution may be dependent upon
             830      the ultimate use of the water.
             831          (iii) This Subsection (11) may not be construed to repeal or supersede any portion of
             832      the federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C. Sec. 1151 et seq., and no control or
             833      treatment under this Subsection (11) shall in any way be less than that required under the


             834      federal Water Pollution Control Act.
             835          (iv) The construction of a plant may include major interceptors and other facilities
             836      appurtenant to the plant.
             837          (c) The division may transfer funds to other appropriate state agencies, in order to carry
             838      out the reclamation activities authorized by this chapter.
             839          Section 11. Section 41-22-12 is amended to read:
             840           41-22-12. Restrictions on use of public lands.
             841          (1) Except as provided in [Section 63-11-17 ] Sections 79-4-203 and 79-4-304 , federal
             842      agencies are encouraged and agencies of the state and its subdivisions shall pursue
             843      opportunities to open public land to responsible off-highway vehicle use.
             844          (2) A person may not operate and an owner of an off-highway vehicle may not give
             845      another person permission to operate an off-highway vehicle on any public land which is
             846      closed to off-highway vehicles.
             847          Section 12. Section 53-13-103 is amended to read:
             848           53-13-103. Law enforcement officer.
             849          (1) (a) "Law enforcement officer" means a sworn and certified peace officer who is an
             850      employee of a law enforcement agency that is part of or administered by the state or any of its
             851      political subdivisions, and whose primary and principal duties consist of the prevention and
             852      detection of crime and the enforcement of criminal statutes or ordinances of this state or any of
             853      its political subdivisions.
             854          (b) "Law enforcement officer" specifically includes the following:
             855          (i) any sheriff or deputy sheriff, chief of police, police officer, or marshal of any
             856      county, city, or town;
             857          (ii) the commissioner of public safety and any member of the Department of Public
             858      Safety certified as a peace officer;
             859          (iii) all persons specified in Sections 23-20-1.5 and [ 63-11-17.2 ] 79-4-501 ;
             860          (iv) any police officer employed by any college or university;
             861          (v) investigators for the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division;
             862          (vi) special agents or investigators employed by the attorney general, district attorneys,
             863      and county attorneys;
             864          (vii) employees of the Department of Natural Resources designated as peace officers


             865      by law;
             866          (viii) school district police officers as designated by the board of education for the
             867      school district;
             868          (ix) the executive director of the Department of Corrections and any correctional
             869      enforcement or investigative officer designated by the executive director and approved by the
             870      commissioner of public safety and certified by the division;
             871          (x) correctional enforcement, investigative, or adult probation and parole officers
             872      employed by the Department of Corrections serving on or before July 1, 1993;
             873          (xi) members of a law enforcement agency established by a private college or
             874      university provided that the college or university has been certified by the commissioner of
             875      public safety according to rules of the Department of Public Safety;
             876          (xii) airport police officers of any airport owned or operated by the state or any of its
             877      political subdivisions; and
             878          (xiii) transit police officers designated under Section 17B-2a-823 .
             879          (2) Law enforcement officers may serve criminal process and arrest violators of any
             880      law of this state and have the right to require aid in executing their lawful duties.
             881          (3) (a) A law enforcement officer has statewide full-spectrum peace officer authority,
             882      but the authority extends to other counties, cities, or towns only when the officer is acting
             883      under Title 77, Chapter 9, Uniform Act on Fresh Pursuit, unless the law enforcement officer is
             884      employed by the state.
             885          (b) (i) A local law enforcement agency may limit the jurisdiction in which its law
             886      enforcement officers may exercise their peace officer authority to a certain geographic area.
             887          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(b)(i), a law enforcement officer may exercise his
             888      authority outside of the limited geographic area, pursuant to Title 77, Chapter 9, Uniform Act
             889      on Fresh Pursuit, if the officer is pursuing an offender for an offense that occurred within the
             890      limited geographic area.
             891          (c) The authority of law enforcement officers employed by the Department of
             892      Corrections is regulated by Title 64, Chapter 13, Department of Corrections - State Prison.
             893          (4) A law enforcement officer shall, prior to exercising peace officer authority,
             894      satisfactorily complete:
             895          (a) the basic course at a certified law enforcement officer training academy or pass a


             896      certification examination as provided in Section 53-6-206 , and be certified; and
             897          (b) annual certified training of at least 40 hours per year as directed by the director of
             898      the division, with the advice and consent of the council.
             899          Section 13. Section 54-17-701 is amended to read:
             900           54-17-701. Rules for carbon capture and geological storage.
             901          (1) By January 1, 2011, the Division of Water Quality and the Division of Air Quality,
             902      on behalf of the Board of Water Quality and the Board of Air Quality, respectively, in
             903      collaboration with the commission and the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining and the Utah
             904      Geological Survey, shall present recommended rules to the Legislature's Administrative Rules
             905      Review Committee for the following in connection with carbon capture and accompanying
             906      geological sequestration of captured carbon:
             907          (a) site characterization approval;
             908          (b) geomechanical, geochemical, and hydrogeological simulation;
             909          (c) risk assessment;
             910          (d) mitigation and remediation protocols;
             911          (e) issuance of permits for test, injection, and monitoring wells;
             912          (f) specifications for the drilling, construction, and maintenance of wells;
             913          (g) issues concerning ownership of subsurface rights and pore space;
             914          (h) allowed composition of injected matter;
             915          (i) testing, monitoring, measurement, and verification for the entirety of the carbon
             916      capture and geologic sequestration chain of operations, from the point of capture of the carbon
             917      dioxide to the sequestration site;
             918          (j) closure and decommissioning procedure;
             919          (k) short- and long-term liability and indemnification for sequestration sites;
             920          (l) conversion of enhanced oil recovery operations to carbon dioxide geological
             921      sequestration sites; and
             922          (m) other issues as identified.
             923          (2) The entities listed in Subsection (1) shall report to the Legislature's Administrative
             924      Rules Review Committee any proposals for additional statutory changes needed to implement
             925      rules contemplated under Subsection (1).
             926          (3) On or before July 1, 2009, the entities listed in Subsection (1) shall submit to the


             927      Legislature's Public Utilities and Technology and Natural Resources, Agriculture, and
             928      Environment Interim Committees a progress report on the development of the recommended
             929      rules required by this part.
             930          (4) The recommended rules developed under this section apply to the injection of
             931      carbon dioxide and other associated injectants in allowable types of geological formations for
             932      the purpose of reducing emissions to the atmosphere through long-term geological
             933      sequestration as required by law or undertaken voluntarily or for subsequent beneficial reuse.
             934          (5) The recommended rules developed under this section do not apply to the injection
             935      of fluids through the use of Class II injection wells as defined in 40 C.F.R. 144.6(b) for the
             936      purpose of enhanced hydrocarbon recovery.
             937          (6) Rules recommended under this section shall:
             938          (a) ensure that adequate health and safety standards are met;
             939          (b) minimize the risk of unacceptable leakage from the injection well and injection
             940      zone for carbon capture and geologic sequestration; and
             941          (c) provide adequate regulatory oversight and public information concerning carbon
             942      capture and geologic sequestration.
             943          Section 14. Section 59-5-101 is amended to read:
             944           59-5-101. Definitions.
             945          As used in this part:
             946          (1) "Board" means the Board of Oil, Gas, and Mining created in Section 40-6-4 .
             947          (2) "Coal-to-liquid" means the process of converting coal into a liquid synthetic fuel.
             948          (3) "Condensate" means those hydrocarbons, regardless of gravity, that occur naturally
             949      in the gaseous phase in the reservoir that are separated from the natural gas as liquids through
             950      the process of condensation either in the reservoir, in the wellbore, or at the surface in field
             951      separators.
             952          (4) "Crude oil" means those hydrocarbons, regardless of gravity, that occur naturally in
             953      the liquid phase in the reservoir and are produced and recovered at the wellhead in liquid form.
             954          (5) "Development well" means any oil and gas producing well other than a wildcat
             955      well.
             956          (6) "Division" means the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining established under Title 40,
             957      Chapter 6.


             958          (7) "Enhanced recovery project" means:
             959          (a) the injection of liquids or hydrocarbon or nonhydrocarbon gases directly into a
             960      reservoir for the purpose of:
             961          (i) augmenting reservoir energy;
             962          (ii) modifying the properties of the fluids or gases in a reservoir; or
             963          (iii) changing the reservoir conditions to increase the recoverable oil, gas, or oil and
             964      gas through the joint use of two or more well bores; and
             965          (b) a project initially approved by the board as a new or expanded enhanced recovery
             966      project on or after January 1, 1996.
             967          (8) (a) "Gas" means:
             968          (i) natural gas;
             969          (ii) natural gas liquids; or
             970          (iii) any mixture of natural gas and natural gas liquids.
             971          (b) "Gas" does not include solid hydrocarbons.
             972          (9) "Incremental production" means that part of production, certified by the Division of
             973      Oil, Gas, and Mining, which is achieved from an enhanced recovery project that would not
             974      have economically occurred under the reservoir conditions existing before the project and that
             975      has been approved by the division as incremental production.
             976          (10) "Natural gas" means those hydrocarbons, other than oil and other than natural gas
             977      liquids separated from natural gas, that occur naturally in the gaseous phase in the reservoir and
             978      are produced and recovered at the wellhead in gaseous form.
             979          (11) "Natural gas liquids" means those hydrocarbons initially in reservoir natural gas,
             980      regardless of gravity, that are separated in gas processing plants from the natural gas as liquids
             981      at the surface through the process of condensation, absorption, adsorption, or other methods.
             982          (12) (a) "Oil" means:
             983          (i) crude oil;
             984          (ii) condensate; or
             985          (iii) any mixture of crude oil and condensate.
             986          (b) "Oil" does not include solid hydrocarbons.
             987          (13) "Oil or gas field" means a geographical area overlying oil or gas structures. The
             988      boundaries of oil or gas fields shall conform with the boundaries as fixed by the Board and


             989      Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining under Title 40, Chapter 6, Board and Division of Oil, Gas,
             990      and Mining.
             991          (14) "Oil shale" means a group of fine black to dark brown shales containing
             992      bituminous material that yields petroleum upon distillation.
             993          (15) "Operator" means any person engaged in the business of operating an oil or gas
             994      well, regardless of whether the person is:
             995          (a) a working interest owner;
             996          (b) an independent contractor; or
             997          (c) acting in a capacity similar to Subsection (15)(a) or (b) as determined by the
             998      commission by rule made in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
             999      Rulemaking Act.
             1000          (16) "Owner" means any person having a working interest, royalty interest, payment
             1001      out of production, or any other interest in the oil or gas produced or extracted from an oil or gas
             1002      well in the state, or in the proceeds of this production.
             1003          (17) (a) Subject to Subsections (17)(b) and (c), "processing costs" means the
             1004      reasonable actual costs of processing oil or gas to remove:
             1005          (i) natural gas liquids; or
             1006          (ii) contaminants.
             1007          (b) If processing costs are determined on the basis of an arm's-length contract,
             1008      processing costs are the actual costs.
             1009          (c) (i) If processing costs are determined on a basis other than an arm's-length contract,
             1010      processing costs are those reasonable costs associated with:
             1011          (A) actual operating and maintenance expenses, including oil or gas used or consumed
             1012      in processing;
             1013          (B) overhead directly attributable and allocable to the operation and maintenance; and
             1014          (C) (I) depreciation and a return on undepreciated capital investment; or
             1015          (II) a cost equal to a return on the investment in the processing facilities as determined
             1016      by the commission.
             1017          (ii) Subsection (17)(c)(i) includes situations where the producer performs the
             1018      processing for the producer's product.
             1019          (18) "Producer" means any working interest owner in any lands in any oil or gas field


             1020      from which gas or oil is produced.
             1021          (19) "Recompletion" means any downhole operation that is:
             1022          (a) conducted to reestablish the producibility or serviceability of a well in any geologic
             1023      interval; and
             1024          (b) approved by the division as a recompletion.
             1025          (20) "Research and development" means the process of inquiry or experimentation
             1026      aimed at the discovery of facts, devices, technologies, or applications and the process of
             1027      preparing those devices, technologies, or applications for marketing.
             1028          (21) "Royalty interest owner" means the owner of an interest in oil or gas, or in the
             1029      proceeds of production from the oil or gas who does not have the obligation to share in the
             1030      expenses of developing and operating the property.
             1031          (22) "Solid hydrocarbons" means:
             1032          (a) coal;
             1033          (b) gilsonite;
             1034          (c) ozocerite;
             1035          (d) elaterite;
             1036          (e) oil shale;
             1037          (f) tar sands; and
             1038          (g) all other hydrocarbon substances that occur naturally in solid form.
             1039          (23) "Stripper well" means:
             1040          (a) an oil well whose average daily production for the days the well has produced has
             1041      been 20 barrels or less of crude oil a day during any consecutive 12-month period; or
             1042          (b) a gas well whose average daily production for the days the well has produced has
             1043      been 60 MCF or less of natural gas a day during any consecutive 90-day period.
             1044          (24) "Tar sands" means impregnated sands that yield mixtures of liquid hydrocarbon
             1045      and require further processing other than mechanical blending before becoming finished
             1046      petroleum products.
             1047          (25) (a) Subject to Subsections (25)(b) and (c), "transportation costs" means the
             1048      reasonable actual costs of transporting oil or gas products from the well to the point of sale.
             1049          (b) If transportation costs are determined on the basis of an arm's-length contract,
             1050      transportation costs are the actual costs.


             1051          (c) (i) If transportation costs are determined on a basis other than an arm's-length
             1052      contract, transportation costs are those reasonable costs associated with:
             1053          (A) actual operating and maintenance expenses, including fuel used or consumed in
             1054      transporting the oil or gas;
             1055          (B) overhead costs directly attributable and allocable to the operation and maintenance;
             1056      and
             1057          (C) depreciation and a return on undepreciated capital investment.
             1058          (ii) Subsection (25)(c)(i) includes situations where the producer performs the
             1059      transportation for the producer's product.
             1060          (d) Regardless of whether transportation costs are determined on the basis of an
             1061      arm's-length contract or a basis other than an arm's-length contract, transportation costs
             1062      include:
             1063          (i) carbon dioxide removal;
             1064          (ii) compression;
             1065          (iii) dehydration;
             1066          (iv) gathering;
             1067          (v) separating;
             1068          (vi) treating; or
             1069          (vii) a process similar to Subsections (25)(d)(i) through (vi), as determined by the
             1070      commission by rule made in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
             1071      Rulemaking Act.
             1072          (26) "Tribe" means the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.
             1073          (27) "Well or wells" means any extractive means from which oil or gas is produced or
             1074      extracted, located within an oil or gas field, and operated by one person.
             1075          (28) "Wildcat well" means an oil and gas producing well which is drilled and
             1076      completed in a pool, as defined under Section 40-6-2 , in which a well has not been previously
             1077      completed as a well capable of producing in commercial quantities.
             1078          (29) "Working interest owner" means the owner of an interest in oil or gas burdened
             1079      with a share of the expenses of developing and operating the property.
             1080          (30) (a) "Workover" means any downhole operation that is:
             1081          (i) conducted to sustain, restore, or increase the producibility or serviceability of a well


             1082      in the geologic intervals in which the well is currently completed; and
             1083          (ii) approved by the division as a workover.
             1084          (b) "Workover" does not include operations that are conducted primarily as routine
             1085      maintenance or to replace worn or damaged equipment.
             1086          Section 15. Section 59-7-614 is amended to read:
             1087           59-7-614. Renewable energy systems tax credit -- Definitions -- Limitations --
             1088      Certification -- Rulemaking authority.
             1089          (1) As used in this section:
             1090          (a) "Active solar system":
             1091          (i) means a system of equipment capable of collecting and converting incident solar
             1092      radiation into thermal, mechanical, or electrical energy, and transferring these forms of energy
             1093      by a separate apparatus to storage or to the point of use; and
             1094          (ii) includes water heating, space heating or cooling, and electrical or mechanical
             1095      energy generation.
             1096          (b) "Biomass system" means any system of apparatus and equipment for use in
             1097      converting material into biomass energy, as defined in Section 59-12-102 , and transporting that
             1098      energy by separate apparatus to the point of use or storage.
             1099          (c) "Business entity" means any sole proprietorship, estate, trust, partnership,
             1100      association, corporation, cooperative, or other entity under which business is conducted or
             1101      transacted.
             1102          (d) "Commercial energy system" means any active solar, passive solar, geothermal
             1103      electricity, direct-use geothermal, geothermal heat-pump system, wind, hydroenergy, or
             1104      biomass system used to supply energy to a commercial unit or as a commercial enterprise.
             1105          (e) "Commercial enterprise" means a business entity whose purpose is to produce
             1106      electrical, mechanical, or thermal energy for sale from a commercial energy system.
             1107          (f) (i) "Commercial unit" means any building or structure that a business entity uses to
             1108      transact its business.
             1109          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(f)(i):
             1110          (A) in the case of an active solar system used for agricultural water pumping or a wind
             1111      system, each individual energy generating device shall be a commercial unit; and
             1112          (B) if an energy system is the building or structure that a business entity uses to


             1113      transact its business, a commercial unit is the complete energy system itself.
             1114          (g) "Direct-use geothermal system" means a system of apparatus and equipment
             1115      enabling the direct use of thermal energy, generally between 100 and 300 degrees Fahrenheit,
             1116      that is contained in the earth to meet energy needs, including heating a building, an industrial
             1117      process, and aquaculture.
             1118          (h) "Geothermal electricity" means energy contained in heat that continuously flows
             1119      outward from the earth that is used as a sole source of energy to produce electricity.
             1120          (i) "Geothermal heat-pump system" means a system of apparatus and equipment
             1121      enabling the use of thermal properties contained in the earth at temperatures well below 100
             1122      degrees Fahrenheit to help meet heating and cooling needs of a structure.
             1123          (j) "Hydroenergy system" means a system of apparatus and equipment capable of
             1124      intercepting and converting kinetic water energy into electrical or mechanical energy and
             1125      transferring this form of energy by separate apparatus to the point of use or storage.
             1126          (k) "Individual taxpayer" means any person who is a taxpayer as defined in Section
             1127      59-10-103 and an individual as defined in Section 59-10-103 .
             1128          (l) "Passive solar system":
             1129          (i) means a direct thermal system that utilizes the structure of a building and its
             1130      operable components to provide for collection, storage, and distribution of heating or cooling
             1131      during the appropriate times of the year by utilizing the climate resources available at the site;
             1132      and
             1133          (ii) includes those portions and components of a building that are expressly designed
             1134      and required for the collection, storage, and distribution of solar energy.
             1135          (m) "Residential energy system" means any active solar, passive solar, biomass,
             1136      direct-use geothermal, geothermal heat-pump system, wind, or hydroenergy system used to
             1137      supply energy to or for any residential unit.
             1138          (n) "Residential unit" means any house, condominium, apartment, or similar dwelling
             1139      unit that serves as a dwelling for a person, group of persons, or a family but does not include
             1140      property subject to a fee under:
             1141          (i) Section 59-2-404 ;
             1142          (ii) Section 59-2-405 ;
             1143          (iii) Section 59-2-405.1 ;


             1144          (iv) Section 59-2-405.2 ; or
             1145          (v) Section 59-2-405.3 .
             1146          (o) "Utah Geological Survey" means the Utah Geological Survey established in Section
             1147      [ 63-73-5 ] 79-3-201 .
             1148          (p) "Wind system" means a system of apparatus and equipment capable of intercepting
             1149      and converting wind energy into mechanical or electrical energy and transferring these forms of
             1150      energy by a separate apparatus to the point of use, sale, or storage.
             1151          (2) (a) (i) For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2007, a business entity that
             1152      purchases and completes or participates in the financing of a residential energy system to
             1153      supply all or part of the energy required for a residential unit owned or used by the business
             1154      entity and situated in Utah is entitled to a nonrefundable tax credit as provided in this
             1155      Subsection (2)(a).
             1156          (ii) (A) A business entity is entitled to a tax credit equal to 25% of the reasonable costs
             1157      of each residential energy system installed with respect to each residential unit it owns or uses,
             1158      including installation costs, against any tax due under this chapter for the taxable year in which
             1159      the energy system is completed and placed in service.
             1160          (B) The total amount of each credit under this Subsection (2)(a) may not exceed $2,000
             1161      per residential unit.
             1162          (C) The credit under this Subsection (2)(a) is allowed for any residential energy system
             1163      completed and placed in service on or after January 1, 2007.
             1164          (iii) If a business entity sells a residential unit to an individual taxpayer before making
             1165      a claim for the tax credit under this Subsection (2)(a), the business entity may:
             1166          (A) assign its right to this tax credit to the individual taxpayer; and
             1167          (B) if the business entity assigns its right to the tax credit to an individual taxpayer
             1168      under Subsection (2)(a)(iii)(A), the individual taxpayer may claim the tax credit as if the
             1169      individual taxpayer had completed or participated in the costs of the residential energy system
             1170      under Section 59-10-1014 .
             1171          (b) (i) For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2007, a business entity that
             1172      purchases or participates in the financing of a commercial energy system situated in Utah is
             1173      entitled to a refundable tax credit as provided in this Subsection (2)(b) if the commercial
             1174      energy system does not use wind, geothermal electricity, or biomass equipment capable of


             1175      producing a total of 660 or more kilowatts of electricity, and:
             1176          (A) the commercial energy system supplies all or part of the energy required by
             1177      commercial units owned or used by the business entity; or
             1178          (B) the business entity sells all or part of the energy produced by the commercial
             1179      energy system as a commercial enterprise.
             1180          (ii) (A) A business entity is entitled to a tax credit of up to 10% of the reasonable costs
             1181      of any commercial energy system installed, including installation costs, against any tax due
             1182      under this chapter for the taxable year in which the commercial energy system is completed and
             1183      placed in service.
             1184          (B) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(b)(ii)(A), the total amount of the credit under this
             1185      Subsection (2)(b) may not exceed $50,000 per commercial unit.
             1186          (C) The credit under this Subsection (2)(b) is allowed for any commercial energy
             1187      system completed and placed in service on or after January 1, 2007.
             1188          (iii) A business entity that leases a commercial energy system installed on a
             1189      commercial unit is eligible for the tax credit under this Subsection (2)(b) if the lessee can
             1190      confirm that the lessor irrevocably elects not to claim the credit.
             1191          (iv) Only the principal recovery portion of the lease payments, which is the cost
             1192      incurred by a business entity in acquiring a commercial energy system, excluding interest
             1193      charges and maintenance expenses, is eligible for the tax credit under this Subsection (2)(b).
             1194          (v) A business entity that leases a commercial energy system is eligible to use the tax
             1195      credit under this Subsection (2)(b) for a period no greater than seven years from the initiation
             1196      of the lease.
             1197          (vi) A tax credit allowed by this Subsection (2)(b) may not be carried forward or
             1198      carried back.
             1199          (c) (i) For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2007, a business entity that
             1200      owns a commercial energy system situated in Utah using wind, geothermal electricity, or
             1201      biomass equipment capable of producing a total of 660 or more kilowatts of electricity is
             1202      entitled to a refundable tax credit as provided in this Subsection (2)(c) if:
             1203          (A) the commercial energy system supplies all or part of the energy required by
             1204      commercial units owned or used by the business entity; or
             1205          (B) the business entity sells all or part of the energy produced by the commercial


             1206      energy system as a commercial enterprise.
             1207          (ii) (A) A business entity is entitled to a tax credit under this section equal to the
             1208      product of:
             1209          (I) 0.35 cents; and
             1210          (II) the kilowatt hours of electricity produced and either used or sold during the taxable
             1211      year.
             1212          (B) (I) The credit calculated under Subsection (2)(c)(ii)(A) may be claimed for
             1213      production occurring during a period of 48 months beginning with the month in which the
             1214      commercial energy system is placed in commercial service.
             1215          (II) The credit allowed by this Subsection (2)(c) for each year may not be carried
             1216      forward or carried back.
             1217          (C) The credit under this Subsection (2)(c) is allowed for any commercial energy
             1218      system completed and placed in service on or after January 1, 2007.
             1219          (iii) A business entity that leases a commercial energy system installed on a
             1220      commercial unit is eligible for the tax credit under this Subsection (2)(c) if the lessee can
             1221      confirm that the lessor irrevocably elects not to claim the credit.
             1222          (d) (i) A tax credit under Subsection (2)(a) or (b) may be claimed for the taxable year
             1223      in which the energy system is completed and placed in service.
             1224          (ii) Additional energy systems or parts of energy systems may be claimed for
             1225      subsequent years.
             1226          (iii) If the amount of a tax credit under Subsection (2)(a) exceeds a business entity's tax
             1227      liability under this chapter for a taxable year, the amount of the credit exceeding the liability
             1228      may be carried forward for a period which does not exceed the next four taxable years.
             1229          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), the tax credits provided for under
             1230      Subsection (2) are in addition to any tax credits provided under the laws or rules and
             1231      regulations of the United States.
             1232          (b) A purchaser of one or more solar units that claims a tax credit under Section
             1233      59-7-614.3 for the purchase of the one or more solar units may not claim a tax credit under this
             1234      section for that purchase.
             1235          (c) (i) The Utah Geological Survey may set standards for residential and commercial
             1236      energy systems claiming a credit under Subsections (2)(a) and (b) that cover the safety,


             1237      reliability, efficiency, leasing, and technical feasibility of the systems to ensure that the systems
             1238      eligible for the tax credit use the state's renewable and nonrenewable energy resources in an
             1239      appropriate and economic manner.
             1240          (ii) The Utah Geological Survey may set standards for residential and commercial
             1241      energy systems that establish the reasonable costs of an energy system, as used in Subsections
             1242      (2)(a)(ii)(A) and (2)(b)(ii)(A), as an amount per unit of energy production.
             1243          (iii) A tax credit may not be taken under Subsection (2) until the Utah Geological
             1244      Survey has certified that the energy system has been completely installed and is a viable system
             1245      for saving or production of energy from renewable resources.
             1246          (d) The Utah Geological Survey and the commission may make rules in accordance
             1247      with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, that are necessary to
             1248      implement this section.
             1249          (4) (a) On or before October 1, 2012, and every five years thereafter, the Utah Tax
             1250      Review Commission shall review each tax credit provided by this section and make
             1251      recommendations to the Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee concerning whether the
             1252      credit should be continued, modified, or repealed.
             1253          (b) The Utah Tax Review Commission's report under Subsection (4)(a) shall include
             1254      information concerning the cost of the credit, the purpose and effectiveness of the credit, and
             1255      the state's benefit from the credit.
             1256          Section 16. Section 59-10-1014 is amended to read:
             1257           59-10-1014. Renewable energy systems tax credit -- Definitions -- Limitations --
             1258      Certification -- Rulemaking authority.
             1259          (1) As used in this part:
             1260          (a) "Active solar system":
             1261          (i) means a system of equipment capable of collecting and converting incident solar
             1262      radiation into thermal, mechanical, or electrical energy, and transferring these forms of energy
             1263      by a separate apparatus to storage or to the point of use; and
             1264          (ii) includes water heating, space heating or cooling, and electrical or mechanical
             1265      energy generation.
             1266          (b) "Biomass system" means any system of apparatus and equipment for use in
             1267      converting material into biomass energy, as defined in Section 59-12-102 , and transporting that


             1268      energy by separate apparatus to the point of use or storage.
             1269          (c) "Business entity" means any entity under which business is conducted or transacted.
             1270          (d) "Direct-use geothermal system" means a system of apparatus and equipment
             1271      enabling the direct use of thermal energy, generally between 100 and 300 degrees Fahrenheit,
             1272      that is contained in the earth to meet energy needs, including heating a building, an industrial
             1273      process, and aquaculture.
             1274          (e) "Geothermal electricity" means energy contained in heat that continuously flows
             1275      outward from the earth that is used as a sole source of energy to produce electricity.
             1276          (f) "Geothermal heat-pump system" means a system of apparatus and equipment
             1277      enabling the use of thermal properties contained in the earth at temperatures well below 100
             1278      degrees Fahrenheit to help meet heating and cooling needs of a structure.
             1279          (g) "Hydroenergy system" means a system of apparatus and equipment capable of
             1280      intercepting and converting kinetic water energy into electrical or mechanical energy and
             1281      transferring this form of energy by separate apparatus to the point of use or storage.
             1282          (h) "Passive solar system":
             1283          (i) means a direct thermal system that utilizes the structure of a building and its
             1284      operable components to provide for collection, storage, and distribution of heating or cooling
             1285      during the appropriate times of the year by utilizing the climate resources available at the site;
             1286      and
             1287          (ii) includes those portions and components of a building that are expressly designed
             1288      and required for the collection, storage, and distribution of solar energy.
             1289          (i) "Residential energy system" means any active solar, passive solar, biomass,
             1290      direct-use geothermal, geothermal heat-pump system, wind, or hydroenergy system used to
             1291      supply energy to or for any residential unit.
             1292          (j) "Residential unit" means any house, condominium, apartment, or similar dwelling
             1293      unit that serves as a dwelling for a person, group of persons, or a family but does not include
             1294      property subject to a fee under:
             1295          (i) Section 59-2-404 ;
             1296          (ii) Section 59-2-405 ;
             1297          (iii) Section 59-2-405.1 ;
             1298          (iv) Section 59-2-405.2 ; or


             1299          (v) Section 59-2-405.3 .
             1300          (k) "Utah Geological Survey" means the Utah Geological Survey established in Section
             1301      [ 63-73-5 ] 79-3-201 .
             1302          (l) "Wind system" means a system of apparatus and equipment capable of intercepting
             1303      and converting wind energy into mechanical or electrical energy and transferring these forms of
             1304      energy by a separate apparatus to the point of use or storage.
             1305          (2) For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2007, a claimant, estate, or trust
             1306      may claim a nonrefundable tax credit as provided in this section if:
             1307          (a) a claimant, estate, or trust that is not a business entity purchases and completes or
             1308      participates in the financing of a residential energy system to supply all or part of the energy for
             1309      the claimant's, estate's, or trust's residential unit in the state; or
             1310          (b) (i) a claimant, estate, or trust that is a business entity sells a residential unit to
             1311      another claimant, estate, or trust that is not a business entity before making a claim for a tax
             1312      credit under Subsection (6) or Section 59-7-614 ; and
             1313          (ii) the claimant, estate, or trust that is a business entity assigns its right to the tax credit
             1314      to the claimant, estate, or trust that is not a business entity as provided in Subsection (6)(c) or
             1315      Subsection 59-7-614 (2)(a)(iii).
             1316          (3) (a) The tax credit described in Subsection (2) is equal to 25% of the reasonable
             1317      costs of each residential energy system, including installation costs, against any income tax
             1318      liability of the claimant, estate, or trust under this chapter for the taxable year in which the
             1319      residential energy system is completed and placed in service.
             1320          (b) The total amount of each tax credit under this section may not exceed $2,000 per
             1321      residential unit.
             1322          (c) The tax credit under this section is allowed for any residential energy system
             1323      completed and placed in service on or after January 1, 2007.
             1324          (4) (a) The tax credit provided for in this section shall be claimed in the return for the
             1325      taxable year in which the residential energy system is completed and placed in service.
             1326          (b) Additional residential energy systems or parts of residential energy systems may be
             1327      similarly claimed in returns for subsequent taxable years as long as the total amount claimed
             1328      does not exceed $2,000 per residential unit.
             1329          (c) If the amount of the tax credit under this section exceeds the income tax liability of


             1330      the claimant, estate, or trust claiming the tax credit under this section for that taxable year, then
             1331      the amount not used may be carried over for a period that does not exceed the next four taxable
             1332      years.
             1333          (5) (a) A claimant, estate, or trust that is not a business entity that leases a residential
             1334      energy system installed on a residential unit is eligible for the residential energy tax credit if
             1335      that claimant, estate, or trust confirms that the lessor irrevocably elects not to claim the tax
             1336      credit.
             1337          (b) Only the principal recovery portion of the lease payments, which is the cost
             1338      incurred by the claimant, estate, or trust in acquiring the residential energy system excluding
             1339      interest charges and maintenance expenses, is eligible for the tax credits.
             1340          (c) A claimant, estate, or trust described in this Subsection (5) may use the tax credits
             1341      for a period that does not exceed seven years from the initiation of the lease.
             1342          (6) (a) A claimant, estate, or trust that is a business entity that purchases and completes
             1343      or participates in the financing of a residential energy system to supply all or part of the energy
             1344      required for a residential unit owned or used by the claimant, estate, or trust that is a business
             1345      entity and situated in Utah is entitled to a nonrefundable tax credit as provided in this
             1346      Subsection (6).
             1347          (b) (i) For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2007, a claimant, estate, or
             1348      trust that is a business entity is entitled to a nonrefundable tax credit equal to 25% of the
             1349      reasonable costs of a residential energy system installed with respect to each residential unit it
             1350      owns or uses, including installation costs, against any tax due under this chapter for the taxable
             1351      year in which the energy system is completed and placed in service.
             1352          (ii) The total amount of the tax credit under this Subsection (6) may not exceed $2,000
             1353      per residential unit.
             1354          (iii) The tax credit under this Subsection (6) is allowed for any residential energy
             1355      system completed and placed in service on or after January 1, 2007.
             1356          (c) If a claimant, estate, or trust that is a business entity sells a residential unit to a
             1357      claimant, estate, or trust that is not a business entity before making a claim for the tax credit
             1358      under this Subsection (6), the claimant, estate, or trust that is a business entity may:
             1359          (i) assign its right to this tax credit to the claimant, estate, or trust that is not a business
             1360      entity; and


             1361          (ii) if the claimant, estate, or trust that is a business entity assigns its right to the tax
             1362      credit to a claimant, estate, or trust that is not a business entity under Subsection (6)(c)(i), the
             1363      claimant, estate, or trust that is not a business entity may claim the tax credit as if that claimant,
             1364      estate, or trust that is not a business entity had completed or participated in the costs of the
             1365      residential energy system under this section.
             1366          (7) (a) A tax credit under this section may be claimed for the taxable year in which the
             1367      residential energy system is completed and placed in service.
             1368          (b) Additional residential energy systems or parts of residential energy systems may be
             1369      claimed for subsequent years.
             1370          (c) If the amount of a tax credit under this section exceeds the tax liability of the
             1371      claimant, estate, or trust claiming the tax credit under this section for a taxable year, the amount
             1372      of the tax credit exceeding the tax liability may be carried over for a period which does not
             1373      exceed the next four taxable years.
             1374          (8) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (8)(b), tax credits provided for under this
             1375      section are in addition to any tax credits provided under the laws or rules and regulations of the
             1376      United States.
             1377          (b) A purchaser of one or more solar units that claims a tax credit under Section
             1378      59-10-1024 for the purchase of the one or more solar units may not claim a tax credit under this
             1379      section for that purchase.
             1380          (9) (a) The Utah Geological Survey may set standards for residential energy systems
             1381      that cover the safety, reliability, efficiency, leasing, and technical feasibility of the systems to
             1382      ensure that the systems eligible for the tax credit use the state's renewable and nonrenewable
             1383      energy resources in an appropriate and economic manner.
             1384          (b) The Utah Geological Survey may set standards for residential and commercial
             1385      energy systems that establish the reasonable costs of an energy system, as used in Subsections
             1386      (3)(a) and (6)(b)(i), as an amount per unit of energy production.
             1387          (c) A tax credit may not be taken under this section until the Utah Geological Survey
             1388      has certified that the energy system has been completely installed and is a viable system for
             1389      saving or production of energy from renewable resources.
             1390          (10) The Utah Geological Survey and the commission may make rules in accordance
             1391      with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, that are necessary to


             1392      implement this section.
             1393          (11) (a) On or before October 1, 2012, and every five years thereafter, the Utah Tax
             1394      Review Commission shall review each tax credit provided by this section and make
             1395      recommendations to the Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee concerning whether the
             1396      credit should be continued, modified, or repealed.
             1397          (b) The Utah Tax Review Commission's report under Subsection (11)(a) shall include
             1398      information concerning the cost of the credit, the purpose and effectiveness of the credit, and
             1399      the state's benefit from the credit.
             1400          Section 17. Section 59-10-1106 is amended to read:
             1401           59-10-1106. Refundable renewable energy tax credit.
             1402          (1) As used in this section:
             1403          (a) "Active solar system" is as defined in Section 59-10-1014 .
             1404          (b) "Biomass system" is as defined in Section 59-10-1014 .
             1405          (c) "Business entity" is as defined in Section 59-10-1014 .
             1406          (d) "Commercial energy system" means any active solar, passive solar, geothermal
             1407      electricity, direct-use geothermal, geothermal heat-pump system, wind, hydroenergy, or
             1408      biomass system used to supply energy to a commercial unit or as a commercial enterprise.
             1409          (e) "Commercial enterprise" means a business entity that:
             1410          (i) is a claimant, estate, or trust; and
             1411          (ii) has the purpose of producing electrical, mechanical, or thermal energy for sale from
             1412      a commercial energy system.
             1413          (f) (i) "Commercial unit" means any building or structure that a business entity that is a
             1414      claimant, estate, or trust uses to transact its business.
             1415          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(f)(i):
             1416          (A) in the case of an active solar system used for agricultural water pumping or a wind
             1417      system, each individual energy generating device shall be a commercial unit; and
             1418          (B) if an energy system is the building or structure that a business entity that is a
             1419      claimant, estate, or trust uses to transact its business, a commercial unit is the complete energy
             1420      system itself.
             1421          (g) "Direct-use geothermal system" is as defined in Section 59-10-1014 .
             1422          (h) "Geothermal electricity" is as defined in Section 59-10-1014 .


             1423          (i) "Geothermal heat-pump system" is as defined in Section 59-10-1014 .
             1424          (j) "Hydroenergy system" is as defined in Section 59-10-1014 .
             1425          (k) "Passive solar system" is as defined in Section 59-10-1014 .
             1426          (l) "Utah Geological Survey" means the Utah Geological Survey established in Section
             1427      [ 63-73-5 ] 79-3-201 .
             1428          (m) "Wind system" is as defined in Section 59-10-1014 .
             1429          (2) (a) (i) A business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust that purchases or
             1430      participates in the financing of a commercial energy system situated in Utah is entitled to a
             1431      refundable tax credit as provided in this Subsection (2)(a) if the commercial energy system
             1432      does not use wind, geothermal electricity, or biomass equipment capable of producing a total of
             1433      660 or more kilowatts of electricity and:
             1434          (A) the commercial energy system supplies all or part of the energy required by
             1435      commercial units owned or used by the business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust; or
             1436          (B) the business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust sells all or part of the energy
             1437      produced by the commercial energy system as a commercial enterprise.
             1438          (ii) (A) A business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust is entitled to a tax credit of
             1439      up to 10% of the reasonable costs of any commercial energy system installed, including
             1440      installation costs, against any tax due under this chapter for the taxable year in which the
             1441      commercial energy system is completed and placed in service.
             1442          (B) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(a)(ii)(A), the total amount of the credit under this
             1443      Subsection (2)(a) may not exceed $50,000 per commercial unit.
             1444          (C) The credit under this Subsection (2)(a) is allowed for any commercial energy
             1445      system completed and placed in service on or after January 1, 2007.
             1446          (iii) A business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust that leases a commercial energy
             1447      system installed on a commercial unit is eligible for the tax credit under this Subsection (2)(a)
             1448      if the lessee can confirm that the lessor irrevocably elects not to claim the credit.
             1449          (iv) Only the principal recovery portion of the lease payments, which is the cost
             1450      incurred by a business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust in acquiring a commercial energy
             1451      system, excluding interest charges and maintenance expenses, is eligible for the tax credit
             1452      under this Subsection (2)(a).
             1453          (v) A business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust that leases a commercial energy


             1454      system is eligible to use the tax credit under this Subsection (2)(a) for a period no greater than
             1455      seven years from the initiation of the lease.
             1456          (b) (i) A business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust that owns a commercial
             1457      energy system situated in Utah using wind, geothermal electricity, or biomass equipment
             1458      capable of producing a total of 660 or more kilowatts of electricity is entitled to a refundable
             1459      tax credit as provided in this section if:
             1460          (A) the commercial energy system supplies all or part of the energy required by
             1461      commercial units owned or used by the business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust; or
             1462          (B) the business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust sells all or part of the energy
             1463      produced by the commercial energy system as a commercial enterprise.
             1464          (ii) A business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust is entitled to a tax credit under
             1465      this Subsection (2)(b) equal to the product of:
             1466          (A) 0.35 cents; and
             1467          (B) the kilowatt hours of electricity produced and either used or sold during the taxable
             1468      year.
             1469          (iii) The credit allowed by this Subsection (2)(b):
             1470          (A) may be claimed for production occurring during a period of 48 months beginning
             1471      with the month in which the commercial energy system is placed in service; and
             1472          (B) may not be carried forward or back.
             1473          (iv) A business entity that is a claimant, estate, or trust that leases a commercial energy
             1474      system installed on a commercial unit is eligible for the tax credit under this section if the
             1475      lessee can confirm that the lessor irrevocably elects not to claim the credit.
             1476          (3) The tax credits provided for under this section are in addition to any tax credits
             1477      provided under the laws or rules and regulations of the United States.
             1478          (4) (a) The Utah Geological Survey may set standards for commercial energy systems
             1479      claiming a tax credit under Subsection (2)(a) that cover the safety, reliability, efficiency,
             1480      leasing, and technical feasibility of the systems to ensure that the systems eligible for the tax
             1481      credit use the state's renewable and nonrenewable energy resources in an appropriate and
             1482      economic manner.
             1483          (b) A tax credit may not be taken under this section until the Utah Geological Survey
             1484      has certified that the commercial energy system has been completely installed and is a viable


             1485      system for saving or production of energy from renewable resources.
             1486          (5) The Utah Geological Survey and the commission may make rules in accordance
             1487      with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, that are necessary to
             1488      implement this section.
             1489          (6) (a) On or before October 1, 2012, and every five years thereafter, the Utah Tax
             1490      Review Commission shall review each tax credit provided by this section and make
             1491      recommendations to the Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee concerning whether the
             1492      credit should be continued, modified, or repealed.
             1493          (b) The Utah Tax Review Commission's report under Subsection (6)(a) shall include
             1494      information concerning the cost of the credit, the purpose and effectiveness of the credit, and
             1495      the state's benefit from the credit.
             1496          Section 18. Section 59-12-103 is amended to read:
             1497           59-12-103. Sales and use tax base -- Rates -- Effective dates -- Use of sales and use
             1498      tax revenues.
             1499          (1) A tax is imposed on the purchaser as provided in this part for amounts paid or
             1500      charged for the following transactions:
             1501          (a) retail sales of tangible personal property made within the state;
             1502          (b) amounts paid for:
             1503          (i) telecommunications service, other than mobile telecommunications service, that
             1504      originates and terminates within the boundaries of this state;
             1505          (ii) mobile telecommunications service that originates and terminates within the
             1506      boundaries of one state only to the extent permitted by the Mobile Telecommunications
             1507      Sourcing Act, 4 U.S.C. Sec. 116 et seq.; or
             1508          (iii) an ancillary service associated with a:
             1509          (A) telecommunications service described in Subsection (1)(b)(i); or
             1510          (B) mobile telecommunications service described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii);
             1511          (c) sales of the following for commercial use:
             1512          (i) gas;
             1513          (ii) electricity;
             1514          (iii) heat;
             1515          (iv) coal;


             1516          (v) fuel oil; or
             1517          (vi) other fuels;
             1518          (d) sales of the following for residential use:
             1519          (i) gas;
             1520          (ii) electricity;
             1521          (iii) heat;
             1522          (iv) coal;
             1523          (v) fuel oil; or
             1524          (vi) other fuels;
             1525          (e) sales of prepared food;
             1526          (f) except as provided in Section 59-12-104 , amounts paid or charged as admission or
             1527      user fees for theaters, movies, operas, museums, planetariums, shows of any type or nature,
             1528      exhibitions, concerts, carnivals, amusement parks, amusement rides, circuses, menageries,
             1529      fairs, races, contests, sporting events, dances, boxing matches, wrestling matches, closed circuit
             1530      television broadcasts, billiard parlors, pool parlors, bowling lanes, golf, miniature golf, golf
             1531      driving ranges, batting cages, skating rinks, ski lifts, ski runs, ski trails, snowmobile trails,
             1532      tennis courts, swimming pools, water slides, river runs, jeep tours, boat tours, scenic cruises,
             1533      horseback rides, sports activities, or any other amusement, entertainment, recreation,
             1534      exhibition, cultural, or athletic activity;
             1535          (g) amounts paid or charged for services for repairs or renovations of tangible personal
             1536      property, unless Section 59-12-104 provides for an exemption from sales and use tax for:
             1537          (i) the tangible personal property; and
             1538          (ii) parts used in the repairs or renovations of the tangible personal property described
             1539      in Subsection (1)(g)(i), whether or not any parts are actually used in the repairs or renovations
             1540      of that tangible personal property;
             1541          (h) except as provided in Subsection 59-12-104 (7), amounts paid or charged for
             1542      assisted cleaning or washing of tangible personal property;
             1543          (i) amounts paid or charged for tourist home, hotel, motel, or trailer court
             1544      accommodations and services that are regularly rented for less than 30 consecutive days;
             1545          (j) amounts paid or charged for laundry or dry cleaning services;
             1546          (k) amounts paid or charged for leases or rentals of tangible personal property if within


             1547      this state the tangible personal property is:
             1548          (i) stored;
             1549          (ii) used; or
             1550          (iii) otherwise consumed;
             1551          (l) amounts paid or charged for tangible personal property if within this state the
             1552      tangible personal property is:
             1553          (i) stored;
             1554          (ii) used; or
             1555          (iii) consumed;
             1556          (m) amounts paid or charged for prepaid telephone calling cards; and
             1557          (n) amounts paid or charged for a sale:
             1558          (i) (A) of a product that:
             1559          (I) is transferred electronically; and
             1560          (II) would be subject to a tax under this chapter if the product was transferred in a
             1561      manner other than electronically; or
             1562          (B) of a repair or renovation of a product that:
             1563          (I) is transferred electronically; and
             1564          (II) would be subject to a tax under this chapter if the product was transferred in a
             1565      manner other than electronically; and
             1566          (ii) regardless of whether the sale provides:
             1567          (A) a right of permanent use of the product; or
             1568          (B) a right to use the product that is less than a permanent use, including a right:
             1569          (I) for a definite or specified length of time; and
             1570          (II) that terminates upon the occurrence of a condition.
             1571          (2) (a) Except as provided in Subsections (2)(b) through (e), a state tax and a local tax
             1572      is imposed on a transaction described in Subsection (1) equal to the sum of:
             1573          (i) a state tax imposed on the transaction at a tax rate equal to the sum of:
             1574          (A) 4.70%; and
             1575          (B) (I) the tax rate the state imposes in accordance with Part 18, Additional State Sales
             1576      and Use Tax Act, if the location of the transaction as determined under Sections 59-12-211
             1577      through 59-12-215 is in a county in which the state imposes the tax under Part 18, Additional


             1578      State Sales and Use Tax Act; and
             1579          (II) the tax rate the state imposes in accordance with Part 20, Supplemental State Sales
             1580      and Use Tax Act, if the location of the transaction as determined under Sections 59-12-211
             1581      through 59-12-215 is in a city, town, or the unincorporated area of a county in which the state
             1582      imposes the tax under Part 20, Supplemental State Sales and Use Tax Act; and
             1583          (ii) a local tax equal to the sum of the tax rates a county, city, or town imposes on the
             1584      transaction under this chapter other than this part.
             1585          (b) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(d) or (e), a state tax and a local tax is imposed
             1586      on a transaction described in Subsection (1)(d) equal to the sum of:
             1587          (i) a state tax imposed on the transaction at a tax rate of 2%; and
             1588          (ii) a local tax equal to the sum of the tax rates a county, city, or town imposes on the
             1589      transaction under this chapter other than this part.
             1590          (c) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(d) or (e), a state tax and a local tax is imposed
             1591      on amounts paid or charged for food and food ingredients equal to the sum of:
             1592          (i) a state tax imposed on the amounts paid or charged for food and food ingredients at
             1593      a tax rate of 1.75%; and
             1594          (ii) a local tax equal to the sum of the tax rates a county, city, or town imposes on the
             1595      amounts paid or charged for food and food ingredients under this chapter other than this part.
             1596          (d) (i) For a bundled transaction that is attributable to food and food ingredients and
             1597      tangible personal property other than food and food ingredients, a state tax and a local tax is
             1598      imposed on the entire bundled transaction equal to the sum of:
             1599          (A) a state tax imposed on the entire bundled transaction equal to the sum of:
             1600          (I) the tax rate described in Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A); and
             1601          (II) (Aa) the tax rate the state imposes in accordance with Part 18, Additional State
             1602      Sales and Use Tax Act, if the location of the transaction as determined under Sections
             1603      59-12-211 through 59-12-215 is in a county in which the state imposes the tax under Part 18,
             1604      Additional State Sales and Use Tax Act; and
             1605          (Bb) the tax rate the state imposes in accordance with Part 20, Supplemental State
             1606      Sales and Use Tax Act, if the location of the transaction as determined under Sections
             1607      59-12-211 through 59-12-215 is in a city, town, or the unincorporated area of a county in which
             1608      the state imposes the tax under Part 20, Supplemental State Sales and Use Tax Act; and


             1609          (B) a local tax imposed on the entire bundled transaction at the sum of the tax rates
             1610      described in Subsection (2)(a)(ii).
             1611          (ii) Subject to Subsection (2)(d)(iii), for a bundled transaction other than a bundled
             1612      transaction described in Subsection (2)(d)(i):
             1613          (A) if the sales price of the bundled transaction is attributable to tangible personal
             1614      property, a product, or a service that is subject to taxation under this chapter and tangible
             1615      personal property, a product, or service that is not subject to taxation under this chapter, the
             1616      entire bundled transaction is subject to taxation under this chapter unless:
             1617          (I) the seller is able to identify by reasonable and verifiable standards the tangible
             1618      personal property, product, or service that is not subject to taxation under this chapter from the
             1619      books and records the seller keeps in the seller's regular course of business; or
             1620          (II) state or federal law provides otherwise; or
             1621          (B) if the sales price of a bundled transaction is attributable to two or more items of
             1622      tangible personal property, products, or services that are subject to taxation under this chapter
             1623      at different rates, the entire bundled transaction is subject to taxation under this chapter at the
             1624      higher tax rate unless:
             1625          (I) the seller is able to identify by reasonable and verifiable standards the tangible
             1626      personal property, product, or service that is subject to taxation under this chapter at the lower
             1627      tax rate from the books and records the seller keeps in the seller's regular course of business; or
             1628          (II) state or federal law provides otherwise.
             1629          (iii) For purposes of Subsection (2)(d)(ii), books and records that a seller keeps in the
             1630      seller's regular course of business includes books and records the seller keeps in the regular
             1631      course of business for nontax purposes.
             1632          (e) Subject to Subsections (2)(f) and (g), a tax rate repeal or tax rate change for a tax
             1633      rate imposed under the following shall take effect on the first day of a calendar quarter:
             1634          (i) Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A);
             1635          (ii) Subsection (2)(b)(i);
             1636          (iii) Subsection (2)(c)(i); or
             1637          (iv) Subsection (2)(d)(i)(A)(I).
             1638          (f) (i) A tax rate increase shall take effect on the first day of the first billing period that
             1639      begins after the effective date of the tax rate increase if the billing period for the transaction


             1640      begins before the effective date of a tax rate increase imposed under:
             1641          (A) Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A);
             1642          (B) Subsection (2)(b)(i);
             1643          (C) Subsection (2)(c)(i); or
             1644          (D) Subsection (2)(d)(i)(A)(I).
             1645          (ii) The repeal of a tax or a tax rate decrease shall take effect on the first day of the last
             1646      billing period that began before the effective date of the repeal of the tax or the tax rate
             1647      decrease if the billing period for the transaction begins before the effective date of the repeal of
             1648      the tax or the tax rate decrease imposed under:
             1649          (A) Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A);
             1650          (B) Subsection (2)(b)(i);
             1651          (C) Subsection (2)(c)(i); or
             1652          (D) Subsection (2)(d)(i)(A)(I).
             1653          (g) (i) For a tax rate described in Subsection (2)(g)(ii), if a tax due on a catalogue sale
             1654      is computed on the basis of sales and use tax rates published in the catalogue, a tax rate repeal
             1655      or change in a tax rate takes effect:
             1656          (A) on the first day of a calendar quarter; and
             1657          (B) beginning 60 days after the effective date of the tax rate repeal or tax rate change.
             1658          (ii) Subsection (2)(g)(i) applies to the tax rates described in the following:
             1659          (A) Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A);
             1660          (B) Subsection (2)(b)(i);
             1661          (C) Subsection (2)(c)(i); or
             1662          (D) Subsection (2)(d)(i)(A)(I).
             1663          (iii) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
             1664      the commission may by rule define the term "catalogue sale."
             1665          (3) (a) The following state taxes shall be deposited into the General Fund:
             1666          (i) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A);
             1667          (ii) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(b)(i);
             1668          (iii) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(c)(i); or
             1669          (iv) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(d)(i)(A)(I).
             1670          (b) The following local taxes shall be distributed to a county, city, or town as provided


             1671      in this chapter:
             1672          (i) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(a)(ii);
             1673          (ii) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(b)(ii);
             1674          (iii) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(c)(ii); and
             1675          (iv) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(d)(i)(B).
             1676          (4) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), for a fiscal year beginning on or after July 1,
             1677      2003, the lesser of the following amounts shall be used as provided in Subsections (4)(b)
             1678      through (g):
             1679          (i) for taxes listed under Subsection (3)(a), the amount of tax revenue generated:
             1680          (A) by a 1/16% tax rate on the transactions described in Subsection (1); and
             1681          (B) for the fiscal year; or
             1682          (ii) $17,500,000.
             1683          (b) (i) For a fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 2003, 14% of the amount
             1684      described in Subsection (4)(a) shall be transferred each year as dedicated credits to the
             1685      Department of Natural Resources to:
             1686          (A) implement the measures described in Subsections [ 63-34-14 (4)(a)] 79-2-303 (3)(a)
             1687      through (d) to protect sensitive plant and animal species; or
             1688          (B) award grants, up to the amount authorized by the Legislature in an appropriations
             1689      act, to political subdivisions of the state to implement the measures described in Subsections
             1690      [ 63-34-14 (4)(a)] 79-2-303 (3)(a) through (d) to protect sensitive plant and animal species.
             1691          (ii) Money transferred to the Department of Natural Resources under Subsection
             1692      (4)(b)(i) may not be used to assist the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or any other
             1693      person to list or attempt to have listed a species as threatened or endangered under the
             1694      Endangered Species Act of 1973, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1531 et seq.
             1695          (iii) At the end of each fiscal year:
             1696          (A) 50% of any unexpended dedicated credits shall lapse to the Water Resources
             1697      Conservation and Development Fund created in Section 73-10-24 ;
             1698          (B) 25% of any unexpended dedicated credits shall lapse to the Utah Wastewater Loan
             1699      Program Subaccount created in Section 73-10c-5 ; and
             1700          (C) 25% of any unexpended dedicated credits shall lapse to the Drinking Water Loan
             1701      Program Subaccount created in Section 73-10c-5 .


             1702          (c) For a fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 2003, 3% of the amount described in
             1703      Subsection (4)(a) shall be deposited each year in the Agriculture Resource Development Fund
             1704      created in Section 4-18-6 .
             1705          (d) (i) For a fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 2003, 1% of the amount described
             1706      in Subsection (4)(a) shall be transferred each year as dedicated credits to the Division of Water
             1707      Rights to cover the costs incurred in hiring legal and technical staff for the adjudication of
             1708      water rights.
             1709          (ii) At the end of each fiscal year:
             1710          (A) 50% of any unexpended dedicated credits shall lapse to the Water Resources
             1711      Conservation and Development Fund created in Section 73-10-24 ;
             1712          (B) 25% of any unexpended dedicated credits shall lapse to the Utah Wastewater Loan
             1713      Program Subaccount created in Section 73-10c-5 ; and
             1714          (C) 25% of any unexpended dedicated credits shall lapse to the Drinking Water Loan
             1715      Program Subaccount created in Section 73-10c-5 .
             1716          (e) (i) For a fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 2003, 41% of the amount described
             1717      in Subsection (4)(a) shall be deposited in the Water Resources Conservation and Development
             1718      Fund created in Section 73-10-24 for use by the Division of Water Resources.
             1719          (ii) In addition to the uses allowed of the Water Resources Conservation and
             1720      Development Fund under Section 73-10-24 , the Water Resources Conservation and
             1721      Development Fund may also be used to:
             1722          (A) conduct hydrologic and geotechnical investigations by the Division of Water
             1723      Resources in a cooperative effort with other state, federal, or local entities, for the purpose of
             1724      quantifying surface and ground water resources and describing the hydrologic systems of an
             1725      area in sufficient detail so as to enable local and state resource managers to plan for and
             1726      accommodate growth in water use without jeopardizing the resource;
             1727          (B) fund state required dam safety improvements; and
             1728          (C) protect the state's interest in interstate water compact allocations, including the
             1729      hiring of technical and legal staff.
             1730          (f) For a fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 2003, 20.5% of the amount described
             1731      in Subsection (4)(a) shall be deposited in the Utah Wastewater Loan Program Subaccount
             1732      created in Section 73-10c-5 for use by the Water Quality Board to fund wastewater projects.


             1733          (g) For a fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 2003, 20.5% of the amount described
             1734      in Subsection (4)(a) shall be deposited in the Drinking Water Loan Program Subaccount
             1735      created in Section 73-10c-5 for use by the Division of Drinking Water to:
             1736          (i) provide for the installation and repair of collection, treatment, storage, and
             1737      distribution facilities for any public water system, as defined in Section 19-4-102 ;
             1738          (ii) develop underground sources of water, including springs and wells; and
             1739          (iii) develop surface water sources.
             1740          (5) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), for a fiscal year beginning on or after July 1,
             1741      2006, the difference between the following amounts shall be expended as provided in this
             1742      Subsection (5), if that difference is greater than $1:
             1743          (i) for taxes listed under Subsection (3)(a), the amount of tax revenue generated for the
             1744      fiscal year by a 1/16% tax rate on the transactions described in Subsection (1); and
             1745          (ii) $17,500,000.
             1746          (b) (i) The first $500,000 of the difference described in Subsection (5)(a) shall be:
             1747          (A) transferred each fiscal year to the Department of Natural Resources as dedicated
             1748      credits; and
             1749          (B) expended by the Department of Natural Resources for watershed rehabilitation or
             1750      restoration.
             1751          (ii) At the end of each fiscal year, 100% of any unexpended dedicated credits described
             1752      in Subsection (5)(b)(i) shall lapse to the Water Resources Conservation and Development Fund
             1753      created in Section 73-10-24 .
             1754          (c) (i) After making the transfer required by Subsection (5)(b)(i), $150,000 of the
             1755      remaining difference described in Subsection (5)(a) shall be:
             1756          (A) transferred each fiscal year to the Division of Water Resources as dedicated
             1757      credits; and
             1758          (B) expended by the Division of Water Resources for cloud-seeding projects
             1759      authorized by Title 73, Chapter 15, Modification of Weather.
             1760          (ii) At the end of each fiscal year, 100% of any unexpended dedicated credits described
             1761      in Subsection (5)(c)(i) shall lapse to the Water Resources Conservation and Development Fund
             1762      created in Section 73-10-24 .
             1763          (d) After making the transfers required by Subsections (5)(b) and (c), 94% of the


             1764      remaining difference described in Subsection (5)(a) shall be deposited into the Water
             1765      Resources Conservation and Development Fund created in Section 73-10-24 for use by the
             1766      Division of Water Resources for:
             1767          (i) preconstruction costs:
             1768          (A) as defined in Subsection 73-26-103 (6) for projects authorized by Title 73, Chapter
             1769      26, Bear River Development Act; and
             1770          (B) as defined in Subsection 73-28-103 (8) for the Lake Powell Pipeline project
             1771      authorized by Title 73, Chapter 28, Lake Powell Pipeline Development Act;
             1772          (ii) the cost of employing a civil engineer to oversee any project authorized by Title 73,
             1773      Chapter 26, Bear River Development Act;
             1774          (iii) the cost of employing a civil engineer to oversee the Lake Powell Pipeline project
             1775      authorized by Title 73, Chapter 28, Lake Powell Pipeline Development Act; and
             1776          (iv) other uses authorized under Sections 73-10-24 , 73-10-25.1 , 73-10-30 , and
             1777      Subsection (4)(e)(ii) after funding the uses specified in Subsections (5)(d)(i) through (iii).
             1778          (e) Any unexpended monies described in Subsection (5)(d) that remain in the Water
             1779      Resources Conservation and Development Fund at the end of the fiscal year are nonlapsing.
             1780          (f) After making the transfers required by Subsections (5)(b) and (c) and subject to
             1781      Subsection (5)(g), 6% of the remaining difference described in Subsection (5)(a) shall be
             1782      transferred each year as dedicated credits to the Division of Water Rights to cover the costs
             1783      incurred for employing additional technical staff for the administration of water rights.
             1784          (g) At the end of each fiscal year, any unexpended dedicated credits described in
             1785      Subsection (5)(f) over $150,000 lapse to the Water Resources Conservation and Development
             1786      Fund created in Section 73-10-24 .
             1787          (6) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), for a fiscal year beginning on or after July 1,
             1788      2003, and for taxes listed under Subsection (3)(a), the amount of revenue generated by a 1/16%
             1789      tax rate on the transactions described in Subsection (1) for the fiscal year shall be deposited in
             1790      the Transportation Fund created by Section 72-2-102 .
             1791          (7) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a) and until Subsection (7)(b) applies,
             1792      beginning on January 1, 2000, the Division of Finance shall deposit into the Centennial
             1793      Highway Fund Restricted Account created in Section 72-2-118 a portion of the taxes listed
             1794      under Subsection (3)(a) equal to the revenues generated by a 1/64% tax rate on the taxable


             1795      transactions under Subsection (1).
             1796          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), when the highway general obligation bonds
             1797      have been paid off and the highway projects completed that are intended to be paid from
             1798      revenues deposited in the Centennial Highway Fund Restricted Account as determined by the
             1799      Executive Appropriations Committee under Subsection 72-2-118 (6)(d), the Division of
             1800      Finance shall deposit into the Transportation Investment Fund of 2005 created by Section
             1801      72-2-124 a portion of the taxes listed under Subsection (3)(a) equal to the revenues generated
             1802      by a 1/64% tax rate on the taxable transactions under Subsection (1).
             1803          (8) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), in addition to the amount deposited in
             1804      Subsection (7)(a), and until Subsection (8)(b) applies, for a fiscal year beginning on or after
             1805      July 1, 2007, the Division of Finance shall deposit into the Centennial Highway Fund
             1806      Restricted Account created by Section 72-2-118 a portion of the taxes listed under Subsection
             1807      (3)(a) equal to 8.3% of the revenues collected from the following taxes, which represents a
             1808      portion of the approximately 17% of sales and use tax revenues generated annually by the sales
             1809      and use tax on vehicles and vehicle-related products:
             1810          (i) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A);
             1811          (ii) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(b)(i);
             1812          (iii) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(c)(i); and
             1813          (iv) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(d)(i)(A)(I).
             1814          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a) and in addition to the amounts deposited under
             1815      Subsection (7)(b), when the highway general obligation bonds have been paid off and the
             1816      highway projects completed that are intended to be paid from revenues deposited in the
             1817      Centennial Highway Fund Restricted Account as determined by the Executive Appropriations
             1818      Committee under Subsection 72-2-118 (6)(d), the Division of Finance shall deposit into the
             1819      Transportation Investment Fund of 2005 created by Section 72-2-124 a portion of the taxes
             1820      listed under Subsection (3)(a) equal to 8.3% of the revenues collected from the following taxes,
             1821      which represents a portion of the approximately 17% of sales and use tax revenues generated
             1822      annually by the sales and use tax on vehicles and vehicle-related products:
             1823          (i) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A);
             1824          (ii) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(b)(i);
             1825          (iii) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(c)(i); and


             1826          (iv) the tax imposed by Subsection (2)(d)(i)(A)(I).
             1827          (9) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a) and for the fiscal year 2008-09 only, the
             1828      Division of Finance shall deposit $55,000,000 of the revenues generated by the taxes listed
             1829      under Subsection (3)(a) into the Critical Highway Needs Fund created by Section 72-2-125 .
             1830          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a) and until Subsection (9)(c) applies, for a fiscal
             1831      year beginning on or after July 1, 2009, the Division of Finance shall annually deposit
             1832      $90,000,000 of the revenues generated by the taxes listed under Subsection (3)(a) into the
             1833      Critical Highway Needs Fund created by Section 72-2-125 .
             1834          (c) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a) and in addition to any amounts deposited under
             1835      Subsections (7) and (8), when the general obligation bonds authorized by Section 63B-16-101
             1836      have been paid off and the highway projects completed that are included in the prioritized
             1837      project list under Subsection 72-2-125 (4) as determined in accordance with Subsection
             1838      72-2-125 (6), the Division of Finance shall annually deposit $90,000,000 of the revenues
             1839      generated by the taxes listed under Subsection (3)(a) into the Transportation Investment Fund
             1840      of 2005 created by Section 72-2-124 .
             1841          (10) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), for each fiscal year beginning with fiscal year
             1842      2008-09, $915,000 shall be deposited into the Qualified Emergency Food Agencies Fund
             1843      created by Section 9-4-1409 and expended as provided in Section 9-4-1409 .
             1844          (11) (a) (i) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), except as provided in Subsection
             1845      (11)(a)(ii), and until Subsection (11)(b) applies, beginning on January 1, 2009, the Division of
             1846      Finance shall deposit into the Critical Highway Needs Fund created by Section 72-2-125 the
             1847      amount of tax revenue generated by a .025% tax rate on the transactions described in
             1848      Subsection (1).
             1849          (ii) For purposes of Subsection (11)(a)(i), the Division of Finance may not deposit into
             1850      the Critical Highway Needs Fund any tax revenue generated by amounts paid or charged for
             1851      food and food ingredients, except for tax revenue generated by a bundled transaction
             1852      attributable to food and food ingredients and tangible personal property other than food and
             1853      food ingredients described in Subsection (2)(e).
             1854          (b) (i) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), except as provided in Subsection (11)(b)(ii),
             1855      and in addition to any amounts deposited under Subsections (7), (9), and (10), when the general
             1856      obligation bonds authorized by Section 63B-16-101 have been paid off and the highway


             1857      projects completed that are included in the prioritized project list under Subsection 72-2-125 (4)
             1858      as determined in accordance with Subsection 72-2-125 (6), the Division of Finance shall
             1859      deposit into the Transportation Investment Fund of 2005 created by Section 72-2-124 the
             1860      amount of tax revenue generated by a .025% tax rate on the transactions described in
             1861      Subsection (1).
             1862          (ii) For purposes of Subsection (11)(b)(i), the Division of Finance may not deposit into
             1863      the Transportation Investment Fund of 2005 any tax revenue generated by amounts paid or
             1864      charged for food and food ingredients, except for tax revenue generated by a bundled
             1865      transaction attributable to food and food ingredients and tangible personal property other than
             1866      food and food ingredients described in Subsection (2)(e).
             1867          (12) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), and except as provided in Subsection
             1868      (12)(b), beginning on January 1, 2009, the Division of Finance shall deposit into the
             1869      Transportation Fund created by Section 72-2-102 the amount of tax revenue generated by a
             1870      .025% tax rate on the transactions described in Subsection (1) to be expended to address
             1871      chokepoints in construction management.
             1872          (b) For purposes of Subsection (12)(a), the Division of Finance may not deposit into
             1873      the Transportation Fund any tax revenue generated by amounts paid or charged for food and
             1874      food ingredients, except for tax revenue generated by a bundled transaction attributable to food
             1875      and food ingredients and tangible personal property other than food and food ingredients
             1876      described in Subsection (2)(e).
             1877          Section 19. Section 59-23-4 is amended to read:
             1878           59-23-4. Brine shrimp royalty -- Royalty rate -- Commission to prepare billing
             1879      statement -- Deposit of revenue.
             1880          (1) (a) Beginning on February 1, 2004, and ending on January 31, 2006, there is
             1881      imposed for each tax year a brine shrimp royalty of the lesser of:
             1882          (i) 3.75 cents multiplied by the total pounds of unprocessed brine shrimp eggs that are
             1883      harvested in the state during the tax year; or
             1884          (ii) $550,000.
             1885          (b) Beginning on February 1, 2006, there is imposed for each tax year a brine shrimp
             1886      royalty of 3.75 cents multiplied by the pounds of unprocessed brine shrimp eggs that are
             1887      harvested in the state during the tax year.


             1888          (2) Beginning on February 1, 2004, and ending on January 31, 2006, the royalty
             1889      amount due from a person for each tax year is:
             1890          (a) if the brine shrimp royalty for the tax year is as described in Subsection (1)(a)(i),
             1891      the gross volume of unprocessed brine shrimp eggs harvested in the state by that person during
             1892      that tax year multiplied by 3.75 cents; or
             1893          (b) if the brine shrimp royalty for the tax year is $550,000, the gross volume of
             1894      unprocessed brine shrimp eggs harvested in the state by that person for that tax year multiplied
             1895      by the alternate royalty rate.
             1896          (3) Beginning on February 1, 2006, the royalty amount due from a person for a tax year
             1897      is the gross volume of unprocessed brine shrimp eggs harvested in the state by that person
             1898      during that tax year multiplied by 3.75 cents.
             1899          (4) (a) A person that harvests unprocessed brine shrimp eggs shall report to the
             1900      Department of Natural Resources the total gross volume of unprocessed brine shrimp eggs
             1901      harvested by that person for that tax year on or before the February 15 immediately following
             1902      the last day of that tax year.
             1903          (b) The Department of Natural Resources shall provide the following information to
             1904      the commission on or before the March 1 immediately following the last day of a tax year:
             1905          (i) the total gross volume of unprocessed brine shrimp eggs harvested for that tax year;
             1906      and
             1907          (ii) for each person that harvested brine shrimp eggs for that tax year:
             1908          (A) the gross volume of unprocessed brine shrimp eggs harvested by that person for
             1909      that tax year; and
             1910          (B) a current billing address for that person; and
             1911          (iii) any additional information required by the commission.
             1912          (c) (i) The commission shall prepare and mail a billing statement to each person that
             1913      harvested unprocessed brine shrimp eggs by the March 30 immediately following the last day
             1914      of a tax year.
             1915          (ii) The billing statement under Subsection (4)(c)(i) shall specify:
             1916          (A) the gross volume of unprocessed brine shrimp eggs harvested by that person for
             1917      that tax year;
             1918          (B) the amount of brine shrimp royalty that the person owes; and


             1919          (C) the date that the brine shrimp royalty payment is due as provided in Section
             1920      59-23-5 .
             1921          (d) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             1922      commission may make rules prescribing the information required under Subsection (4)(b)(iii).
             1923          (5) All revenue generated by the brine shrimp royalty shall be deposited in the Species
             1924      Protection Account created in Section [ 63-34-14 ] 79-2-303 .
             1925          (6) Beginning with the 2004 interim, the Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee:
             1926          (a) shall review the annual brine shrimp royalty amount imposed under this section one
             1927      or more times every five years;
             1928          (b) shall determine on or before the November interim meeting of the year in which the
             1929      Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee reviews the annual brine shrimp royalty amount
             1930      imposed under this section whether the royalty amount should be:
             1931          (i) continued;
             1932          (ii) modified; or
             1933          (iii) repealed; and
             1934          (c) may review any other issue related to the brine shrimp royalty imposed under this
             1935      part as determined by the Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee.
             1936          Section 20. Section 63A-5-204 is amended to read:
             1937           63A-5-204. Specific powers and duties of director.
             1938          (1) As used in this section, "capitol hill facilities" and "capitol hill grounds" have the
             1939      same meaning as provided in Section 63C-9-102 .
             1940          (2) (a) The director shall:
             1941          (i) recommend rules to the executive director for the use and management of facilities
             1942      and grounds owned or occupied by the state for the use of its departments and agencies;
             1943          (ii) supervise and control the allocation of space, in accordance with legislative
             1944      directive through annual appropriations acts or other specific legislation, to the various
             1945      departments, commissions, institutions, and agencies in all buildings or space owned, leased, or
             1946      rented by or to the state, except capitol hill facilities and capitol hill grounds and except as
             1947      otherwise provided by law;
             1948          (iii) comply with the procedures and requirements of Title 63A, Chapter 5, Part 3,
             1949      Division of Facilities Construction and Management Leasing;


             1950          (iv) except as provided in Subsection (2)(b), acquire, as authorized by the Legislature
             1951      through the appropriations act or other specific legislation, and hold title to, in the name of the
             1952      division, all real property, buildings, fixtures, or appurtenances owned by the state or any of its
             1953      agencies;
             1954          (v) adopt and use a common seal, of a form and design determined by the director, and
             1955      of which courts shall take judicial notice;
             1956          (vi) file a description and impression of the seal with the Division of Archives;
             1957          (vii) collect and maintain all deeds, abstracts of title, and all other documents
             1958      evidencing title to or interest in property belonging to the state or any of its departments, except
             1959      institutions of higher education and the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration;
             1960          (viii) report all properties acquired by the state, except those acquired by institutions of
             1961      higher education, to the director of the Division of Finance for inclusion in the state's financial
             1962      records;
             1963          (ix) before charging a rate, fee, or other amount for services provided by the division's
             1964      internal service fund to an executive branch agency, or to a subscriber of services other than an
             1965      executive branch agency:
             1966          (A) submit the proposed rates, fees, and cost analysis to the Rate Committee
             1967      established in Section 63A-1-114 ; and
             1968          (B) obtain the approval of the Legislature as required by Section 63J-1-306 ;
             1969          (x) conduct a market analysis by July 1, 2005, and periodically thereafter, of proposed
             1970      rates and fees, which analysis shall include a comparison of the division's rates and fees with
             1971      the fees of other public or private sector providers where comparable services and rates are
             1972      reasonably available;
             1973          (xi) implement the State Building Energy Efficiency Program under Section
             1974      63A-5-701 ; and
             1975          (xii) take all other action necessary for carrying out the purposes of this chapter.
             1976          (b) Legislative approval is not required for acquisitions by the division that cost less
             1977      than $250,000.
             1978          (3) (a) The director shall direct or delegate maintenance and operations, preventive
             1979      maintenance, and facilities inspection programs and activities for any department, commission,
             1980      institution, or agency, except:


             1981          (i) the State Capitol Preservation Board; and
             1982          (ii) state institutions of higher education.
             1983          (b) The director may choose to delegate responsibility for these functions only when
             1984      the director determines that:
             1985          (i) the department or agency has requested the responsibility;
             1986          (ii) the department or agency has the necessary resources and skills to comply with
             1987      facility maintenance standards approved by the State Building Board; and
             1988          (iii) the delegation would result in net cost savings to the state as a whole.
             1989          (c) The State Capitol Preservation Board and state institutions of higher education are
             1990      exempt from Division of Facilities Construction and Management oversight.
             1991          (d) Each state institution of higher education shall comply with the facility
             1992      maintenance standards approved by the State Building Board.
             1993          (e) Except for the State Capitol Preservation Board, agencies and institutions that are
             1994      exempt from division oversight shall annually report their compliance with the facility
             1995      maintenance standards to the division in the format required by the division.
             1996          (f) The division shall:
             1997          (i) prescribe a standard format for reporting compliance with the facility maintenance
             1998      standards;
             1999          (ii) report agency and institution compliance or noncompliance with the standards to
             2000      the Legislature; and
             2001          (iii) conduct periodic audits of exempt agencies and institutions to ensure that they are
             2002      complying with the standards.
             2003          (4) (a) In making any allocations of space under Subsection (2), the director shall:
             2004          (i) conduct studies to determine the actual needs of each department, commission,
             2005      institution, or agency; and
             2006          (ii) comply with the restrictions contained in this Subsection (4).
             2007          (b) The supervision and control of the legislative area is reserved to the Legislature.
             2008          (c) The supervision and control of the judicial area is reserved to the judiciary for trial
             2009      courts only.
             2010          (d) The director may not supervise or control the allocation of space for entities in the
             2011      public and higher education systems.


             2012          (e) The supervision and control of capitol hill facilities and capitol hill grounds is
             2013      reserved to the State Capitol Preservation Board.
             2014          (5) The director may:
             2015          (a) hire or otherwise procure assistance and services, professional, skilled, or
             2016      otherwise, that are necessary to carry out the director's responsibilities, and may expend funds
             2017      provided for that purpose either through annual operating budget appropriations or from
             2018      nonlapsing project funds;
             2019          (b) sue and be sued in the name of the division; and
             2020          (c) hold, buy, lease, and acquire by exchange or otherwise, as authorized by the
             2021      Legislature, whatever real or personal property that is necessary for the discharge of the
             2022      director's duties.
             2023          (6) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (2)(a)(iv), the following entities may
             2024      hold title to any real property, buildings, fixtures, and appurtenances held by them for purposes
             2025      other than administration that are under their control and management:
             2026          (a) the Office of Trust Administrator;
             2027          (b) the Department of Transportation;
             2028          (c) the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands;
             2029          (d) the Department of Natural Resources;
             2030          (e) the Utah National Guard;
             2031          (f) any area vocational center or other institution administered by the State Board of
             2032      Education;
             2033          (g) any institution of higher education; and
             2034          (h) the Utah Science Technology and Research Governing Authority.
             2035          (7) The director shall ensure that any firm performing testing and inspection work
             2036      governed by the American Society for Testing Materials Standard E-329 on public buildings
             2037      under the director's supervision shall:
             2038          (a) fully comply with the American Society for Testing Materials standard
             2039      specifications for agencies engaged in the testing and inspection of materials known as ASTM
             2040      E-329; and
             2041          (b) carry a minimum of $1,000,000 of errors and omissions insurance.
             2042          (8) Notwithstanding Subsections (2)(a)(iii) and (iv), the School and Institutional Trust


             2043      Lands Administration may hold title to any real property, buildings, fixtures, and appurtenances
             2044      held by it that are under its control.
             2045          Section 21. Section 63A-5-222 is amended to read:
             2046           63A-5-222. Critical land near state prison -- Definitions -- Preservation as open
             2047      land -- Management and use of land -- Restrictions on transfer -- Wetlands development
             2048      -- Conservation easement.
             2049          (1) For purposes of this section:
             2050          (a) "Corrections" means the Department of Corrections created under Section 64-13-2 .
             2051          (b) "Critical land" means a parcel of approximately 250 acres of land owned by the
             2052      division and located on the east edge of the Jordan River between about 12300 South and
             2053      14600 South in Salt Lake County, approximately the southern half of whose eastern boundary
             2054      abuts the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad right of way.
             2055          (c) (i) "Open land" means land that is:
             2056          (A) preserved in or restored to a predominantly natural, open, and undeveloped
             2057      condition; and
             2058          (B) used for:
             2059          (I) wildlife habitat;
             2060          (II) cultural or recreational use;
             2061          (III) watershed protection; or
             2062          (IV) another use consistent with the preservation of the land in or restoration of the
             2063      land to a predominantly natural, open, and undeveloped condition.
             2064          (ii) (A) "Open land" does not include land whose predominant use is as a developed
             2065      facility for active recreational activities, including baseball, tennis, soccer, golf, or other
             2066      sporting or similar activity.
             2067          (B) The condition of land does not change from a natural, open, and undeveloped
             2068      condition because of the development or presence on the land of facilities, including trails,
             2069      waterways, and grassy areas, that:
             2070          (I) enhance the natural, scenic, or aesthetic qualities of the land; or
             2071          (II) facilitate the public's access to or use of the land for the enjoyment of its natural,
             2072      scenic, or aesthetic qualities and for compatible recreational activities.
             2073          (2) (a) (i) The critical land shall be preserved in perpetuity as open land.


             2074          (ii) The long-term ownership and management of the critical land should eventually be
             2075      turned over to the Department of Natural Resources created under Section [ 63-34-3 ] 79-2-201
             2076      or another agency or entity that is able to accomplish the purposes and intent of this section.
             2077          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(a)(i) and as funding is available, certain actions
             2078      should be taken on or with respect to the critical land, including:
             2079          (i) the development and implementation of a program to eliminate noxious vegetation
             2080      and restore and facilitate the return of natural vegetation on the critical land;
             2081          (ii) the development of a system of trails through the critical land that is compatible
             2082      with the preservation of the critical land as open land;
             2083          (iii) the development and implementation of a program to restore the natural features of
             2084      and improve the flows of the Jordan River as it crosses the critical land;
             2085          (iv) the preservation of the archeological site discovered on the critical land and the
             2086      development of an interpretive site in connection with the archeological discovery;
             2087          (v) in restoring features on the critical land, the adoption of methods and plans that will
             2088      enhance the critical land's function as a wildlife habitat;
             2089          (vi) taking measures to reduce safety risks on the critical land; and
             2090          (vii) the elimination or rehabilitation of a prison dump site on the critical land.
             2091          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), no interest in the critical land may be
             2092      sold, assigned, leased, or otherwise transferred unless measures are taken to ensure that the
             2093      critical land that is transferred will be preserved as open land in perpetuity.
             2094          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), exchanges of property may be undertaken to
             2095      resolve boundary disputes with adjacent property owners and easements may be granted for
             2096      trails and other purposes consistent with Subsection (2)(b) and with the preservation of the
             2097      critical land as open land.
             2098          (4) The division shall use the funds remaining from the appropriation under Laws of
             2099      Utah 1998, Chapter 399, for the purposes of:
             2100          (a) determining the boundaries and legal description of the critical land;
             2101          (b) determining the boundaries and legal description of the adjacent property owned by
             2102      the division;
             2103          (c) fencing the critical land and adjacent land owned by the division where appropriate
             2104      and needed; and


             2105          (d) assisting to carry out the intent of this section.
             2106          (5) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(a)(i), the division or its successor in title to the
             2107      critical land may develop or allow a public agency or private entity to develop more wetlands
             2108      on the critical land than exist naturally or existed previously.
             2109          (b) (i) Subject to Subsections (3)(a) and (5)(b)(ii), the division or its successor in title
             2110      may transfer jurisdiction of all or a portion of the critical land to a public agency or private
             2111      entity to provide for the development and management of wetlands and designated wetland
             2112      buffer areas.
             2113          (ii) Before transferring jurisdiction of any part of the critical land under Subsection
             2114      (5)(b)(i), the division or its successor in title shall assure that reasonable efforts are made to
             2115      obtain approval from the appropriate federal agency to allow mitigation credits in connection
             2116      with the critical land to be used for impacts occurring anywhere along the Wasatch Front.
             2117          (6) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, corrections shall have access to
             2118      the cooling pond located on the critical land as long as that access to and use of the cooling
             2119      pond are not inconsistent with the preservation of the critical land as open land.
             2120          (7) The Department of Corrections, the division, and all other state departments,
             2121      divisions, or agencies shall cooperate together to carry out the intent of this section.
             2122          (8) In order to ensure that the land referred to in this section is preserved as open land,
             2123      the division shall, as soon as practicable, place the land under a perpetual conservation
             2124      easement in favor of an independent party such as a reputable land conservation organization or
             2125      a state or local government agency with experience in conservation easements.
             2126          Section 22. Section 63B-4-201 is amended to read:
             2127           63B-4-201. Legislative intent statements -- Capital facilities.
             2128          (1) (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the University of Utah use institutional and
             2129      other funds to plan, design, and construct two campus child care centers under the supervision
             2130      of the director of the Division of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory
             2131      authority is delegated by the director.
             2132          (b) The university shall work with Salt Lake City and the surrounding neighborhood to
             2133      ensure site compatibility for future recreational development by the city.
             2134          (2) It is the intent of the Legislature that the University of Utah use institutional funds
             2135      to plan, design, and construct:


             2136          (a) the Union Parking structure under the supervision of the director of the Division of
             2137      Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated by the
             2138      director;
             2139          (b) the stadium renovation under the supervision of the director of the Division of
             2140      Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated by the
             2141      director;
             2142          (c) the Huntsman Cancer Institute under the supervision of the director of the Division
             2143      of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated by the
             2144      director;
             2145          (d) the Business Case Method Building under the supervision of the director of the
             2146      Division of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated
             2147      by the director; and
             2148          (e) the Fine Arts Museum expansion under the supervision of the director of the
             2149      Division of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated
             2150      by the director.
             2151          (3) It is the intent of the Legislature that Utah State University use institutional funds to
             2152      plan, design, and construct:
             2153          (a) a student health services facility under the supervision of the director of the
             2154      Division of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated
             2155      by the director;
             2156          (b) a women's softball field under the supervision of the director of the Division of
             2157      Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated by the
             2158      director;
             2159          (c) an addition to the Nutrition and Food Services Building under the supervision of
             2160      the director of the Division of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory
             2161      authority is delegated by the director; and
             2162          (d) a Human Resource Research Center under the supervision of the director of the
             2163      Division of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated
             2164      by the director.
             2165          (4) It is the intent of the Legislature that Weber State University use institutional funds
             2166      to plan, design, and construct:


             2167          (a) a track renovation under the supervision of the director of the Division of Facilities
             2168      Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated by the director; and
             2169          (b) the Dee Events Center offices under the supervision of the director of the Division
             2170      of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated by the
             2171      director.
             2172          (5) It is the intent of the Legislature that Southern Utah University use:
             2173          (a) institutional funds to plan, design, and construct an institutional residence under the
             2174      supervision of the director of the Division of Facilities Construction and Management unless
             2175      supervisory authority is delegated by the director; and
             2176          (b) project revenues and other funds to plan, design, and construct the Shakespearean
             2177      Festival support facilities under the supervision of the director of the Division of Facilities
             2178      Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated by the director.
             2179          (6) It is the intent of the Legislature that Dixie College use institutional funds to plan,
             2180      design, and construct an institutional residence 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          (7) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands
             2184      use federal and other funds to plan, design, and construct a wetlands enhancement facility
             2185      under the supervision of the director of the Division of Facilities Construction and
             2186      Management unless supervisory authority is delegated by the director.
             2187          (8) (a) As provided in Subsection 63A-5-209 (2), the funds appropriated to the Project
             2188      Reserve Fund may only be used for the award of contracts in excess of the construction budget
             2189      if these funds are required to meet the intent of the project.
             2190          (b) It is the intent of the Legislature that:
             2191          (i) up to $2,000,000 of the amount may be used to award the construction contract for
             2192      the Ogden Court Building; and
             2193          (ii) the need for any funds remaining as of December 31, 1995 be reviewed by the 1996
             2194      Legislature.
             2195          (9) (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the State Building Ownership Authority,
             2196      under authority of Title 63B, Chapter 1, Part 3, State Building Ownership Authority Act, issue
             2197      or execute obligations or enter into or arrange for a lease purchase agreement in which


             2198      participation interests may be created to provide up to $539,700 for the purchase and
             2199      demolition of the Keyston property and construction of parking facilities adjacent to the State
             2200      Office of Education Building in Salt Lake City, with additional amounts necessary to:
             2201          (i) pay costs of issuance;
             2202          (ii) pay capitalized interest; and
             2203          (iii) fund any debt service reserve requirements.
             2204          (b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the authority seek out the most cost effective
             2205      and prudent lease purchase plan available with technical assistance from the state treasurer, the
             2206      director of the Division of Finance, and the director of the Governor's Office of Planning and
             2207      Budget.
             2208          (10) (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the monies appropriated for Phase One of
             2209      the Remodeling/Life Safety Upgrades of the Browning Fine Arts Center at Weber State
             2210      University is to include design of full code compliance, life safety, space necessary to maintain
             2211      required programs, and seismic upgrades.
             2212          (b) The design shall identify the full scope and cost of Phase Two of the remodeling for
             2213      funding consideration in the fiscal year 1997 budget cycle.
             2214          (11) It is the intent of the Legislature that:
             2215          (a) the fiscal year 1996 appropriation for the Davis County Higher Education land
             2216      purchase includes up to $250,000 for planning purposes;
             2217          (b) the Division of Facilities Construction and Management, the Board of Regents, and
             2218      the assigned institution of higher education work jointly to ensure the following elements are
             2219      part of the planning process:
             2220          (i) projections of student enrollment and programmatic needs for the next ten years;
             2221          (ii) review and make recommendations for better use of existing space, current
             2222      technologies, public/private partnerships, and other alternatives as a means to reduce the need
             2223      for new facilities and still accommodate the projected student needs; and
             2224          (iii) use of a master plan that includes issues of utilities, access, traffic circulation,
             2225      drainage, rights of way, future developments, and other infrastructure items considered
             2226      appropriate; and
             2227          (c) every effort is used to minimize expenditures for this part until a definitive decision
             2228      has been made by BRACC relative to Hill Air Force Base.


             2229          (12) (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the State Building Ownership Authority,
             2230      under authority of Title 63B, Chapter 1, Part 3, State Building Ownership Authority Act, issue
             2231      or execute obligations or enter into or arrange for a lease purchase agreement in which
             2232      participation interests may be created, to provide up to $7,400,000 for the acquisition and
             2233      improvement of the Human Services Building located at 120 North 200 West, Salt Lake City,
             2234      Utah, with associated parking for the Department of Human Services together with additional
             2235      amounts necessary to:
             2236          (i) pay costs of issuance;
             2237          (ii) pay capitalized interest; and
             2238          (iii) fund any debt service reserve requirements.
             2239          (b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the authority seek out the most cost effective
             2240      and prudent lease purchase plan available with technical assistance from the state treasurer, the
             2241      director of the Division of Finance, and the director of the Governor's Office of Planning and
             2242      Budget.
             2243          (13) (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the State Building Ownership Authority,
             2244      under authority of Title 63B, Chapter 1, Part 3, State Building Ownership Authority Act, issue
             2245      or execute obligations or enter into or arrange for a lease purchase agreement in which
             2246      participation interests may be created to provide up to $63,218,600 for the construction of a
             2247      Salt Lake Courts Complex together with additional amounts necessary to:
             2248          (i) pay costs of issuance;
             2249          (ii) pay capitalized interest; and
             2250          (iii) fund any debt service reserve requirements.
             2251          (b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the authority seek out the most cost effective
             2252      and prudent lease purchase plan available with technical assistance from the state treasurer, the
             2253      director of the Division of Finance, and the director of the Governor's Office of Planning and
             2254      Budget.
             2255          (c) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Division of Facilities Construction and
             2256      Management lease land to the State Building Ownership Authority for the construction of a
             2257      Salt Lake Courts Complex.
             2258          (14) It is the intent of the Legislature that:
             2259          (a) the Board of Regents use the higher education design project monies to design no


             2260      more than two higher education projects from among the following projects:
             2261          (i) College of Eastern Utah - Student Center;
             2262          (ii) Snow College - Noyes Building;
             2263          (iii) University of Utah - Gardner Hall;
             2264          (iv) Utah State University - Widtsoe Hall; or
             2265          (v) Southern Utah University - Physical Education Building; and
             2266          (b) the higher education institutions that receive approval from the Board of Regents to
             2267      design projects under this chapter design those projects under the supervision of the director of
             2268      the Division of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is
             2269      delegated by the director.
             2270          (15) It is the intent of the Legislature that:
             2271          (a) the Board of Regents may authorize the University of Utah to use institutional
             2272      funds and donated funds to design Gardner Hall; and
             2273          (b) if authorized by the Board of Regents, the University of Utah may use institutional
             2274      funds and donated funds to design Gardner Hall under the supervision of the director of the
             2275      Division of Facilities Construction and Management unless supervisory authority is delegated
             2276      by the director.
             2277          (16) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Division of Facilities Construction and
             2278      Management use up to $250,000 of the capital improvement monies to fund the site
             2279      improvements required at the San Juan campus of the College of Eastern Utah.
             2280          Section 23. Section 63C-11-102 is amended to read:
             2281           63C-11-102. Definitions.
             2282          As used in this chapter:
             2283          (1) "Authority" means the Utah Sports Authority created by this chapter.
             2284          (2) "Division of Parks and Recreation" means the Division of Parks and Recreation
             2285      created in Section [ 63-11-17.1 ] 79-4-201 .
             2286          Section 24. Section 63G-2-206 is amended to read:
             2287           63G-2-206. Sharing records.
             2288          (1) A governmental entity may provide a record that is private, controlled, or protected
             2289      to another governmental entity, a government-managed corporation, a political subdivision, the
             2290      federal government, or another state if the requesting entity:


             2291          (a) serves as a repository or archives for purposes of historical preservation,
             2292      administrative maintenance, or destruction;
             2293          (b) enforces, litigates, or investigates civil, criminal, or administrative law, and the
             2294      record is necessary to a proceeding or investigation;
             2295          (c) is authorized by state statute to conduct an audit and the record is needed for that
             2296      purpose;
             2297          (d) is one that collects information for presentence, probationary, or parole purposes; or
             2298          (e) (i) is:
             2299          (A) the Legislature;
             2300          (B) a legislative committee;
             2301          (C) a member of the Legislature; or
             2302          (D) a legislative staff member acting at the request of the Legislature, a legislative
             2303      committee, or a member of the Legislature; and
             2304          (ii) requests the record in relation to the Legislature's duties including:
             2305          (A) the preparation or review of a legislative proposal or legislation;
             2306          (B) appropriations; or
             2307          (C) an investigation or review conducted by the Legislature or a legislative committee.
             2308          (2) (a) A governmental entity may provide a private, controlled, or protected record or
             2309      record series to another governmental entity, a political subdivision, a government-managed
             2310      corporation, the federal government, or another state if the requesting entity provides written
             2311      assurance:
             2312          (i) that the record or record series is necessary to the performance of the governmental
             2313      entity's duties and functions;
             2314          (ii) that the record or record series will be used for a purpose similar to the purpose for
             2315      which the information in the record or record series was collected or obtained; and
             2316          (iii) that the use of the record or record series produces a public benefit that outweighs
             2317      the individual privacy right that protects the record or record series.
             2318          (b) A governmental entity may provide a private, controlled, or protected record or
             2319      record series to a contractor or a private provider according to the requirements of Subsection
             2320      (6)(b).
             2321          (3) (a) A governmental entity shall provide a private, controlled, or protected record to


             2322      another governmental entity, a political subdivision, a government-managed corporation, the
             2323      federal government, or another state if the requesting entity:
             2324          (i) is entitled by law to inspect the record;
             2325          (ii) is required to inspect the record as a condition of participating in a state or federal
             2326      program or for receiving state or federal funds; or
             2327          (iii) is an entity described in Subsection (1)(a), (b), (c), (d), or (e).
             2328          (b) Subsection (3)(a)(iii) applies only if the record is a record described in Subsection
             2329      63G-2-305 (4).
             2330          (4) Before disclosing a record or record series under this section to another
             2331      governmental entity, another state, the United States, a foreign government, or to a contractor
             2332      or private provider, the originating governmental entity shall:
             2333          (a) inform the recipient of the record's classification and the accompanying restrictions
             2334      on access; and
             2335          (b) if the recipient is not a governmental entity to which this chapter applies, obtain the
             2336      recipient's written agreement which may be by mechanical or electronic transmission that it
             2337      will abide by those restrictions on access unless a statute, federal regulation, or interstate
             2338      agreement otherwise governs the sharing of the record or record series.
             2339          (5) A governmental entity may disclose a record to another state, the United States, or a
             2340      foreign government for the reasons listed in Subsections (1) and (2) without complying with
             2341      the procedures of Subsection (2) or (4) if disclosure is authorized by executive agreement,
             2342      treaty, federal statute, compact, federal regulation, or state statute.
             2343          (6) (a) Subject to Subsections (6)(b) and (c), an entity receiving a record under this
             2344      section is subject to the same restrictions on disclosure of the record as the originating entity.
             2345          (b) A contractor or a private provider may receive information under this section only
             2346      if:
             2347          (i) the contractor or private provider's use of the record or record series produces a
             2348      public benefit that outweighs the individual privacy right that protects the record or record
             2349      series;
             2350          (ii) the record or record series it requests:
             2351          (A) is necessary for the performance of a contract with a governmental entity;
             2352          (B) will only be used for the performance of the contract with the governmental entity;


             2353          (C) will not be disclosed to any other person; and
             2354          (D) will not be used for advertising or solicitation purposes; and
             2355          (iii) the contractor or private provider gives written assurance to the governmental
             2356      entity that is providing the record or record series that it will adhere to the restrictions of this
             2357      Subsection (6)(b).
             2358          (c) The classification of a record already held by a governmental entity and the
             2359      applicable restrictions on disclosure of that record are not affected by the governmental entity's
             2360      receipt under this section of a record with a different classification that contains information
             2361      that is also included in the previously held record.
             2362          (7) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, if a more specific court rule or
             2363      order, state statute, federal statute, or federal regulation prohibits or requires sharing
             2364      information, that rule, order, statute, or federal regulation controls.
             2365          (8) The following records may not be shared under this section:
             2366          (a) records held by the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining that pertain to any person and
             2367      that are gathered under authority of Title 40, Chapter 6, Board and Division of Oil, Gas, and
             2368      Mining; and
             2369          (b) records of publicly funded libraries as described in Subsection 63G-2-302 (1)(c).
             2370          (9) Records that may evidence or relate to a violation of law may be disclosed to a
             2371      government prosecutor, peace officer, or auditor.
             2372          Section 25. Section 63G-2-301 is amended to read:
             2373           63G-2-301. Records that must be disclosed.
             2374          (1) As used in this section:
             2375          (a) "Business address" means a single address of a governmental agency designated for
             2376      the public to contact an employee or officer of the governmental agency.
             2377          (b) "Business email address" means a single email address of a governmental agency
             2378      designated for the public to contact an employee or officer of the governmental agency.
             2379          (c) "Business telephone number" means a single telephone number of a governmental
             2380      agency designated for the public to contact an employee or officer of the governmental agency.
             2381          (2) The following records are public except to the extent they contain information
             2382      expressly permitted to be treated confidentially under the provisions of Subsections
             2383      63G-2-201 (3)(b) and (6)(a):


             2384          (a) laws;
             2385          (b) the name, gender, gross compensation, job title, job description, business address,
             2386      business email address, business telephone number, number of hours worked per pay period,
             2387      dates of employment, and relevant education, previous employment, and similar job
             2388      qualifications of a current or former employee or officer of the governmental entity, excluding:
             2389          (i) undercover law enforcement personnel; and
             2390          (ii) investigative personnel if disclosure could reasonably be expected to impair the
             2391      effectiveness of investigations or endanger any individual's safety;
             2392          (c) final opinions, including concurring and dissenting opinions, and orders that are
             2393      made by a governmental entity in an administrative, adjudicative, or judicial proceeding except
             2394      that if the proceedings were properly closed to the public, the opinion and order may be
             2395      withheld to the extent that they contain information that is private, controlled, or protected;
             2396          (d) final interpretations of statutes or rules by a governmental entity unless classified as
             2397      protected as provided in Subsections 63G-2-305 (16), (17), and (18);
             2398          (e) information contained in or compiled from a transcript, minutes, or report of the
             2399      open portions of a meeting of a governmental entity as provided by Title 52, Chapter 4, Open
             2400      and Public Meetings Act, including the records of all votes of each member of the
             2401      governmental entity;
             2402          (f) judicial records unless a court orders the records to be restricted under the rules of
             2403      civil or criminal procedure or unless the records are private under this chapter;
             2404          (g) unless otherwise classified as private under Section 63G-2-303 , records or parts of
             2405      records filed with or maintained by county recorders, clerks, treasurers, surveyors, zoning
             2406      commissions, the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands, the School and Institutional Trust
             2407      Lands Administration, the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining, the Division of Water Rights, or
             2408      other governmental entities that give public notice of:
             2409          (i) titles or encumbrances to real property;
             2410          (ii) restrictions on the use of real property;
             2411          (iii) the capacity of persons to take or convey title to real property; or
             2412          (iv) tax status for real and personal property;
             2413          (h) records of the Department of Commerce that evidence incorporations, mergers,
             2414      name changes, and uniform commercial code filings;


             2415          (i) data on individuals that would otherwise be private under this chapter if the
             2416      individual who is the subject of the record has given the governmental entity written
             2417      permission to make the records available to the public;
             2418          (j) documentation of the compensation that a governmental entity pays to a contractor
             2419      or private provider;
             2420          (k) summary data; and
             2421          (l) voter registration records, including an individual's voting history, except for those
             2422      parts of the record that are classified as private in Subsection 63G-2-302 (1)(i).
             2423          (3) The following records are normally public, but to the extent that a record is
             2424      expressly exempt from disclosure, access may be restricted under Subsection 63G-2-201 (3)(b),
             2425      Section 63G-2-302 , 63G-2-304 , or 63G-2-305 :
             2426          (a) administrative staff manuals, instructions to staff, and statements of policy;
             2427          (b) records documenting a contractor's or private provider's compliance with the terms
             2428      of a contract with a governmental entity;
             2429          (c) records documenting the services provided by a contractor or a private provider to
             2430      the extent the records would be public if prepared by the governmental entity;
             2431          (d) contracts entered into by a governmental entity;
             2432          (e) any account, voucher, or contract that deals with the receipt or expenditure of funds
             2433      by a governmental entity;
             2434          (f) records relating to government assistance or incentives publicly disclosed,
             2435      contracted for, or given by a governmental entity, encouraging a person to expand or relocate a
             2436      business in Utah, except as provided in Subsection 63G-2-305 (35);
             2437          (g) chronological logs and initial contact reports;
             2438          (h) correspondence by and with a governmental entity in which the governmental entity
             2439      determines or states an opinion upon the rights of the state, a political subdivision, the public,
             2440      or any person;
             2441          (i) empirical data contained in drafts if:
             2442          (i) the empirical data is not reasonably available to the requester elsewhere in similar
             2443      form; and
             2444          (ii) the governmental entity is given a reasonable opportunity to correct any errors or
             2445      make nonsubstantive changes before release;


             2446          (j) drafts that are circulated to anyone other than:
             2447          (i) a governmental entity;
             2448          (ii) a political subdivision;
             2449          (iii) a federal agency if the governmental entity and the federal agency are jointly
             2450      responsible for implementation of a program or project that has been legislatively approved;
             2451          (iv) a government-managed corporation; or
             2452          (v) a contractor or private provider;
             2453          (k) drafts that have never been finalized but were relied upon by the governmental
             2454      entity in carrying out action or policy;
             2455          (l) original data in a computer program if the governmental entity chooses not to
             2456      disclose the program;
             2457          (m) arrest warrants after issuance, except that, for good cause, a court may order
             2458      restricted access to arrest warrants prior to service;
             2459          (n) search warrants after execution and filing of the return, except that a court, for good
             2460      cause, may order restricted access to search warrants prior to trial;
             2461          (o) records that would disclose information relating to formal charges or disciplinary
             2462      actions against a past or present governmental entity employee if:
             2463          (i) the disciplinary action has been completed and all time periods for administrative
             2464      appeal have expired; and
             2465          (ii) the charges on which the disciplinary action was based were sustained;
             2466          (p) records maintained by the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands, the School
             2467      and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, or the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining that
             2468      evidence mineral production on government lands;
             2469          (q) final audit reports;
             2470          (r) occupational and professional licenses;
             2471          (s) business licenses; and
             2472          (t) a notice of violation, a notice of agency action under Section 63G-4-201 , or similar
             2473      records used to initiate proceedings for discipline or sanctions against persons regulated by a
             2474      governmental entity, but not including records that initiate employee discipline.
             2475          (4) The list of public records in this section is not exhaustive and should not be used to
             2476      limit access to records.


             2477          Section 26. Section 63J-4-502 is amended to read:
             2478           63J-4-502. Membership -- Terms -- Chair -- Expenses.
             2479          (1) The Resource Development Coordinating Committee shall consist of the following
             2480      25 members:
             2481          (a) the state science advisor;
             2482          (b) a representative from the Department of Agriculture and Food appointed by the
             2483      executive director;
             2484          (c) a representative from the Department of Community and Culture appointed by the
             2485      executive director;
             2486          (d) a representative from the Department of Environmental Quality appointed by the
             2487      executive director;
             2488          (e) a representative from the Department of Natural Resources appointed by the
             2489      executive director;
             2490          (f) a representative from the Department of Transportation appointed by the executive
             2491      director;
             2492          (g) a representative from the Governor's Office of Economic Development appointed
             2493      by the director;
             2494          (h) a representative from the Division of Housing and Community Development
             2495      appointed by the director;
             2496          (i) a representative from the Division of State History appointed by the director;
             2497          (j) a representative from the Division of Air Quality appointed by the director;
             2498          (k) a representative from the Division of Drinking Water appointed by the director;
             2499          (l) a representative from the Division of Environmental Response and Remediation
             2500      appointed by the director;
             2501          (m) a representative from the Division of Radiation appointed by the director;
             2502          (n) a representative from the Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste appointed by the
             2503      director;
             2504          (o) a representative from the Division of Water Quality appointed by the director;
             2505          (p) a representative from the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining appointed by the
             2506      director;
             2507          (q) a representative from the Division of Parks and Recreation appointed by the


             2508      director;
             2509          (r) a representative from the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands appointed by
             2510      the director;
             2511          (s) a representative from the Utah Geological Survey appointed by the director;
             2512          (t) a representative from the Division of Water Resources appointed by the director;
             2513          (u) a representative from the Division of Water Rights appointed by the director;
             2514          (v) a representative from the Division of Wildlife Resources appointed by the director;
             2515          (w) a representative from the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration
             2516      appointed by the director;
             2517          (x) a representative from the Division of Facilities Construction and Management
             2518      appointed by the director; and
             2519          (y) a representative from the Division of Homeland Security appointed by the director.
             2520          (2) (a) As particular issues require, the committee may, by majority vote of the
             2521      members present, and with the concurrence of the state planning coordinator, appoint
             2522      additional temporary members to serve as ex officio voting members.
             2523          (b) Those ex officio members may discuss and vote on the issue or issues for which
             2524      they were appointed.
             2525          (3) A chair shall be selected by a majority vote of committee members with the
             2526      concurrence of the state planning coordinator.
             2527          (4) (a) (i) Members who are not government employees shall receive no compensation
             2528      or benefits for their services, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
             2529      performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
             2530      under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             2531          (ii) Members may decline to receive per diem and expenses for their service.
             2532          (b) (i) State government officer and employee members who do not receive salary, per
             2533      diem, or expenses from their agency for their service may receive per diem and expenses
             2534      incurred in the performance of their official duties from the council at the rates established by
             2535      the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             2536          (ii) State government officer and employee members may decline to receive per diem
             2537      and expenses for their service.
             2538          Section 27. Section 65A-1-1 is amended to read:


             2539           65A-1-1. Definitions.
             2540          As used in this title:
             2541          (1) "Advisory council" or "council" means the Forestry, Fire, and State Lands Advisory
             2542      Council.
             2543          (2) "Division" means the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands.
             2544          (3) "Multiple use" means the management of various surface and subsurface resources
             2545      in a manner that will best meet the present and future needs of the people of this state.
             2546          (4) "Public trust assets" means those lands and resources, including sovereign lands,
             2547      administered by the division.
             2548          (5) "Sovereign lands" means those lands lying below the ordinary high water mark of
             2549      navigable bodies of water at the date of statehood and owned by the state by virtue of its
             2550      sovereignty.
             2551          (6) "State lands" means all lands administered by the division.
             2552          (7) "Sustained yield" means the achievement and maintenance of high level annual or
             2553      periodic output of the various renewable resources of land without impairment of the
             2554      productivity of the land.
             2555          Section 28. Section 65A-1-2 is amended to read:
             2556           65A-1-2. Forestry, Fire, and State Lands Advisory Council -- Creation --
             2557      Responsibilities.
             2558          (1) (a) The Forestry, Fire, and State Lands Advisory Council is created within the
             2559      Department of Natural Resources.
             2560          (b) The council advises the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands on matters
             2561      relating to state land management.
             2562          (c) (i) Where reference is made in the Utah Code to the State Land Board or the Board
             2563      of State Lands, it shall be construed as referring to the Forestry, Fire, and State Lands Advisory
             2564      Council, but only if the reference pertains to advisory functions, powers, and duties related to
             2565      state land management.
             2566          (ii) In all other instances, the reference shall be construed as referring to the Division of
             2567      Forestry, Fire, and State Lands, except in matters related to school and institutional trust lands
             2568      as defined in Section 53C-1-103 , in which case the reference shall be considered as referring to
             2569      the director of school and institutional trust lands or its board of trustees.


             2570          (2) In carrying out its responsibilities the council shall provide the division with advice
             2571      and expertise for the administration of state lands under comprehensive land management
             2572      policies using multiple use-sustained yield principles.
             2573          Section 29. Section 65A-1-3 is amended to read:
             2574           65A-1-3. Forestry, Fire, and State Lands Advisory Council -- Membership --
             2575      Chair -- Terms -- Quorum -- Per diem and expenses -- Duties.
             2576          (1) (a) The Forestry, Fire, and State Lands Advisory Council shall be composed of 12
             2577      members as follows:
             2578          (i) one representative from Rich County;
             2579          (ii) one representative from Utah County;
             2580          (iii) four individuals representing the combination of Box Elder, Davis, Salt Lake,
             2581      Tooele, and Weber counties, two of whom shall be representatives of industries concerned with
             2582      sovereign lands;
             2583          (iv) one individual representing the combination of Cache, Emery, Garfield, Grand,
             2584      Kane, San Juan, and Uintah counties;
             2585          (v) four individuals representing the state at large, one of whom shall be representative
             2586      of environmental concerns and one of whom shall be representative of sporting concerns; and
             2587          (vi) the director of the division.
             2588          (b) The director of the division:
             2589          (i) shall serve as chair; and
             2590          (ii) may not vote except as may be necessary to break a tie vote.
             2591          (2) (a) Except as required by Subsection (2)(b), as terms of current council members
             2592      expire, the governor shall appoint each new member or reappointed member to a four-year
             2593      term.
             2594          (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (2)(a), the governor shall, at the
             2595      time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of
             2596      council members are staggered so that approximately half of the council is appointed every two
             2597      years.
             2598          (3) Seven members of the council constitute a quorum.
             2599          (4) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
             2600      appointed for the unexpired term.


             2601          (5) Meetings may be called by the chair or by a quorum of the council.
             2602          (6) The council shall meet not less than every six months.
             2603          (7) (a) (i) Members who are not government employees shall receive no compensation
             2604      or benefits for their services, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
             2605      performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
             2606      under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             2607          (ii) Members may decline to receive per diem and expenses for their service.
             2608          (b) (i) State government officer and employee members who do not receive salary, per
             2609      diem, or expenses from their agency for their service may receive per diem and expenses
             2610      incurred in the performance of their official duties from the council at the rates established by
             2611      the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             2612          (ii) State government officer and employee members may decline to receive per diem
             2613      and expenses for their service.
             2614          (8) (a) The council shall consider public comment and concern in formulating advice
             2615      and counsel for the division.
             2616          (b) Council meetings shall be widely advertised, with affected state agencies and public
             2617      and private interests being directly notified of meeting schedules and agendas.
             2618          (9) (a) The council may provide written recommendations to the director.
             2619          (b) The director shall provide a written explanation of any written council
             2620      recommendation the director chooses to disregard.
             2621          Section 30. Section 65A-1-4 is amended to read:
             2622           65A-1-4. Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands -- Creation -- Power and
             2623      authority.
             2624          (1) (a) The Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands is created within the Department
             2625      of Natural Resources under the administration and general supervision of the executive director
             2626      of the department.
             2627          (b) The division is the executive authority for the management of sovereign lands, and
             2628      the state's mineral estates on lands other than school and institutional trust lands, and shall
             2629      provide for forestry and fire control activities as required in Section 65A-8-101 .
             2630          (2) The division shall adopt rules under Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
             2631      Rulemaking Act, necessary to fulfill the purposes of this title.


             2632          (3) The director of the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands is the executive and
             2633      administrative head of the division and shall be a person experienced in administration and
             2634      management of natural resources.
             2635          (4) The director shall inform the council:
             2636          (a) in an annual meeting of the division's plans, policies, and budget; and
             2637          (b) of policy changes and developing conflicts.
             2638          (5) The director shall give the council an opportunity to advise on the changes and
             2639      conflicts.
             2640          (6) (a) An aggrieved party to a final action by the director may appeal that action to the
             2641      executive director of the Department of Natural Resources within 20 days after the action.
             2642          (b) The executive director shall rule on the director's action within 20 days after receipt
             2643      of the appeal.
             2644          Section 31. Section 65A-8-302 is amended to read:
             2645           65A-8-302. Definitions.
             2646          As used in this part:
             2647          (1) "Alter" means to change the configuration of a heritage tree by pruning, trimming,
             2648      topping, cutting, or by any other means.
             2649          (2) "Committee" means the Heritage Trees Advisory Committee.
             2650          (3) "Division" means the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands.
             2651          (4) "Heritage tree" means any tree or group of trees designated as such by the division,
             2652      in accordance with the following criteria:
             2653          (a) any live tree or group of trees indigenous to the state, or which has adapted
             2654      exceptionally well to the climatic conditions of the state, or is one of a kind;
             2655          (b) any tree or group of trees that has exceptional national, state, or local historic
             2656      significance;
             2657          (c) any tree or group of trees which has an exceptional size or exceptional form for its
             2658      species;
             2659          (d) any tree or group of trees which has an exceptional age for its species; or
             2660          (e) any tree or group of trees in the state which is the sole representative of its species.
             2661          (5) "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, or association.
             2662          Section 32. Section 67-19-27 is amended to read:


             2663           67-19-27. Leave of absence with pay for disabled employees covered under other
             2664      civil service systems.
             2665          (1) As used in this section:
             2666          (a) (i) "Law enforcement officer" means a sworn and certified peace officer who is an
             2667      employee of a law enforcement agency that is part of or administered by the state, and whose
             2668      primary and principal duties consist of the prevention and detection of crime and the
             2669      enforcement of criminal statutes of this state.
             2670          (ii) "Law enforcement officer" specifically includes the following:
             2671          (A) the commissioner of public safety and any member of the Department of Public
             2672      Safety certified as a peace officer;
             2673          (B) all persons specified in Sections 23-20-1.5 and [ 63-11-17.2 ] 79-4-501 ;
             2674          (C) investigators for the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division;
             2675          (D) special agents or investigators employed by the attorney general;
             2676          (E) employees of the Department of Natural Resources designated as peace officers by
             2677      law;
             2678          (F) the executive director of the Department of Corrections and any correctional
             2679      enforcement or investigative officer designated by the executive director and approved by the
             2680      commissioner of public safety and certified by the division; and
             2681          (G) correctional enforcement, investigative, or adult probation and parole officers
             2682      employed by the Department of Corrections serving on or before July 1, 1993.
             2683          (b) "State correctional officer" means a correctional officer as defined in Section
             2684      53-13-104 who is employed by the Department of Corrections.
             2685          (2) (a) Each law enforcement officer, state correctional officer, operator license
             2686      examiner, commercial license examiner, or Driver License Division hearing examiner who is
             2687      injured in the course of employment shall be given a leave of absence with full pay during the
             2688      period the employee is temporarily disabled.
             2689          (b) This compensation is in lieu of all other compensation provided by law except
             2690      hospital and medical services that are provided by law.
             2691          (3) Each law enforcement officer or state correctional officer who is 100% disabled
             2692      through a criminal act upon his person while in the lawful discharge of his duties, shall be
             2693      given a leave of absence with full compensation until he retires or reaches the retirement age of


             2694      62 years.
             2695          Section 33. Section 72-2-117.5 is amended to read:
             2696           72-2-117.5. Local Transportation Corridor Preservation Fund -- Distribution.
             2697          (1) As used in this section:
             2698          (a) "Council of governments" means a decision-making body in each county composed
             2699      of the county governing body and the mayors of each municipality in the county.
             2700          (b) "Metropolitan planning organization" has the same meaning as defined in Section
             2701      72-1-208.5 .
             2702          (2) There is created the Local Transportation Corridor Preservation Fund within the
             2703      Transportation Fund.
             2704          (3) The fund shall be funded from the following sources:
             2705          (a) a local option highway construction and transportation corridor preservation fee
             2706      imposed under Section 41-1a-1222 ;
             2707          (b) appropriations made to the fund by the Legislature;
             2708          (c) contributions from other public and private sources for deposit into the fund;
             2709          (d) interest earnings on cash balances;
             2710          (e) all monies collected from rents and sales of real property acquired with fund
             2711      monies;
             2712          (f) proceeds from general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, or other obligations issued
             2713      as authorized by Title 63B, Bonds;
             2714          (g) the portion of the sales and use tax described in Subsection 59-12-1703 (4)(a)(ii)
             2715      and required by Subsection 59-12-1703 (7)(b)(i) to be deposited into the fund; and
             2716          (h) sales and use tax revenues required by Section 59-12-1903 to be deposited into the
             2717      fund.
             2718          (4) (a) All monies appropriated to the Local Transportation Corridor Preservation Fund
             2719      are nonlapsing.
             2720          (b) The State Tax Commission shall provide the department with sufficient data for the
             2721      department to allocate the revenues:
             2722          (i) provided under Subsection (3)(a) to each county imposing a local option highway
             2723      construction and transportation corridor preservation fee under Section 41-1a-1222 ;
             2724          (ii) provided under Subsection 59-12-1703 (4)(a)(ii) to each county imposing a county


             2725      option sales and use tax for transportation; and
             2726          (iii) provided under Subsection (3)(h) to each county of the second class imposing the
             2727      sales and use tax authorized by Section 59-12-1903 .
             2728          (c) The monies allocated under Subsection (4)(b):
             2729          (i) shall be used for the purposes provided in this section for each county; and
             2730          (ii) are allocated to each county as provided in this section:
             2731          (A) with the condition that the state will not be charged for any asset purchased with
             2732      the monies allocated under Subsection (4)(b); and
             2733          (B) are considered a local matching contribution for the purposes described under
             2734      Section 72-2-123 if used on a state highway.
             2735          (d) Administrative costs of the department to implement this section shall be paid from
             2736      the fund.
             2737          (5) (a) The department shall authorize the expenditure of fund monies to allow a
             2738      highway authority to acquire real property or any interests in real property for state, county, and
             2739      municipal highway corridors subject to:
             2740          (i) monies available in the fund to each county under Subsection (4)(b); and
             2741          (ii) the provisions of this section.
             2742          (b) Fund monies may be used to pay interest on debts incurred in accordance with this
             2743      section.
             2744          (c) (i) (A) Fund monies may be used to pay maintenance costs of properties acquired
             2745      under this section but limited to a total of 5% of the purchase price of the property.
             2746          (B) Any additional maintenance cost shall be paid from funds other than under this
             2747      section.
             2748          (C) Revenue generated by any property acquired under this section is excluded from
             2749      the limitations under this Subsection (5)(c)(i).
             2750          (ii) Fund monies may be used to pay direct costs of acquisition of properties acquired
             2751      under this section.
             2752          (d) Fund monies allocated under Subsection (4)(b) may be used by a county highway
             2753      authority for countywide transportation planning if:
             2754          (i) the county is not included in a metropolitan planning organization;
             2755          (ii) the transportation planning is part of the county's continuing, cooperative, and


             2756      comprehensive process for transportation planning, corridor preservation, right-of-way
             2757      acquisition, and project programming;
             2758          (iii) no more than four years allocation every 20 years to each county is used for
             2759      transportation planning under this Subsection (5)(d); and
             2760          (iv) the county otherwise qualifies to use the fund monies as provided under this
             2761      section.
             2762          (e) (i) Fund monies allocated under Subsection (4)(b) may be used by a county
             2763      highway authority for transportation corridor planning that is part of the corridor elements of an
             2764      ongoing work program of transportation projects.
             2765          (ii) The transportation corridor planning under Subsection (5)(e)(i) shall be under the
             2766      direction of:
             2767          (A) the metropolitan planning organization if the county is within the boundaries of a
             2768      metropolitan planning organization; or
             2769          (B) the department if the county is not within the boundaries of a metropolitan
             2770      planning organization.
             2771          (6) (a) (i) The Local Transportation Corridor Preservation Fund shall be used to
             2772      preserve highway corridors, promote long-term statewide transportation planning, save on
             2773      acquisition costs, and promote the best interests of the state in a manner which minimizes
             2774      impact on prime agricultural land.
             2775          (ii) The Local Transportation Corridor Preservation Fund shall only be used to preserve
             2776      a highway corridor that is right-of-way:
             2777          (A) in a county of the first or second class for a:
             2778          (I) state highway;
             2779          (II) a principal arterial highway as defined in Section 72-4-102.5 ;
             2780          (III) a minor arterial highway as defined in Section 72-4-102.5 ; or
             2781          (IV) a collector highway in an urban area as defined in Section 72-4-102.5 ; or
             2782          (B) in a county of the third, fourth, fifth, or sixth class for a:
             2783          (I) state highway;
             2784          (II) a principal arterial highway as defined in Section 72-4-102.5 ;
             2785          (III) a minor arterial highway as defined in Section 72-4-102.5 ;
             2786          (IV) a major collector highway as defined in Section 72-4-102.5 ; or


             2787          (V) a minor collector road as defined in Section 72-4-102.5 .
             2788          (iii) The Local Transportation Corridor Preservation Fund may not be used for a
             2789      highway corridor that is primarily a recreational trail as defined under Section [ 63-11a-101 ]
             2790      79-5-102 .
             2791          (b) (i) The department shall develop and implement a program to educate highway
             2792      authorities on the objectives, application process, use, and responsibilities of the Local
             2793      Transportation Corridor Preservation Fund as provided under this section to promote the most
             2794      efficient and effective use of fund monies including priority use on designated high priority
             2795      corridor preservation projects.
             2796          (ii) The department shall develop a model transportation corridor property acquisition
             2797      policy or ordinance that meets federal requirements for the benefit of a highway authority to
             2798      acquire real property or any interests in real property under this section.
             2799          (c) The department shall authorize the expenditure of fund monies after determining
             2800      that the expenditure is being made in accordance with this section from applications that are:
             2801          (i) made by a highway authority;
             2802          (ii) endorsed by the council of governments; and
             2803          (iii) for a right-of-way purchase for a highway authorized under Subsection (6)(a)(ii).
             2804          (7) (a) (i) A council of governments shall establish a council of governments
             2805      endorsement process which includes prioritization and application procedures for use of the
             2806      monies allocated to each county under this section.
             2807          (ii) The endorsement process under Subsection (7)(a)(i) may include review or
             2808      endorsement of the preservation project by the:
             2809          (A) metropolitan planning organization if the county is within the boundaries of a
             2810      metropolitan planning organization; or
             2811          (B) the department if the county is not within the boundaries of a metropolitan
             2812      planning organization.
             2813          (b) All fund monies shall be prioritized by each highway authority and council of
             2814      governments based on considerations, including:
             2815          (i) areas with rapidly expanding population;
             2816          (ii) the willingness of local governments to complete studies and impact statements
             2817      that meet department standards;


             2818          (iii) the preservation of corridors by the use of local planning and zoning processes;
             2819          (iv) the availability of other public and private matching funds for a project;
             2820          (v) the cost-effectiveness of the preservation projects;
             2821          (vi) long and short-term maintenance costs for property acquired; and
             2822          (vii) whether the transportation corridor is included as part of:
             2823          (A) the county and municipal master plan; and
             2824          (B) (I) the statewide long range plan; or
             2825          (II) the regional transportation plan of the area metropolitan planning organization if
             2826      one exists for the area.
             2827          (c) The council of governments shall:
             2828          (i) establish a priority list of highway corridor preservation projects within the county;
             2829          (ii) submit the list described in Subsection (7)(c)(i) to the county's legislative body for
             2830      approval; and
             2831          (iii) obtain approval of the list described in Subsection (7)(c)(i) from a majority of the
             2832      members of the county legislative body.
             2833          (d) A county's council of governments may only submit one priority list described in
             2834      Subsection (7)(c)(i) per calendar year.
             2835          (e) A county legislative body may only consider and approve one priority list described
             2836      in Subsection (7)(c)(i) per calendar year.
             2837          (8) (a) Unless otherwise provided by written agreement with another highway
             2838      authority, the highway authority that holds the deed to the property is responsible for
             2839      maintenance of the property.
             2840          (b) The transfer of ownership for property acquired under this section from one
             2841      highway authority to another shall include a recorded deed for the property and a written
             2842      agreement between the highway authorities.
             2843          (9) (a) The proceeds from any bonds or other obligations secured by revenues of the
             2844      Local Transportation Corridor Preservation Fund shall be used for the purposes authorized for
             2845      funds under this section.
             2846          (b) The highway authority shall pledge the necessary part of the revenues of the Local
             2847      Transportation Corridor Preservation Fund to the payment of principal and interest on the
             2848      bonds or other obligations.


             2849          (10) (a) A highway authority may not apply for monies under this section to purchase a
             2850      right-of-way for a state highway unless the highway authority has:
             2851          (i) a transportation corridor property acquisition policy or ordinance in effect that
             2852      meets federal requirements for the acquisition of real property or any interests in real property
             2853      under this section; and
             2854          (ii) an access management policy or ordinance in effect that meets the requirements
             2855      under Subsection 72-2-117 (9).
             2856          (b) The provisions of Subsection (10)(a)(i) do not apply if the highway authority has a
             2857      written agreement with the department for the acquisition of real property or any interests in
             2858      real property under this section.
             2859          Section 34. Section 72-5-203 is amended to read:
             2860           72-5-203. Public easement or right of entry -- Grant -- Application -- Conditions.
             2861          (1) (a) (i) Subject to Section 53C-1-302 and Subsection 53C-1-204 (1), a temporary
             2862      public easement or right of entry is granted for each highway existing prior to January 1, 1992,
             2863      that terminates at or within or traverses any state lands and that has been constructed and
             2864      maintained or used by a responsible authority.
             2865          (ii) The temporary public easement or right of entry granted under Subsection (1)(a)(i)
             2866      is 100 feet wide for each class A and B highway.
             2867          (b) Each easement shall remain in effect through June 30, 2004, or until a permanent
             2868      easement or right of entry has been established under Subsection (2), whichever is greater.
             2869          (2) (a) The School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration and the Division of
             2870      Forestry, Fire, and State Lands shall make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             2871      Administrative Rulemaking Act, establishing an application process for a responsible authority
             2872      to obtain a permanent easement or right of entry over any temporary public easement granted
             2873      under Subsection (1), subject to the provisions of Subsections (2)(b), (c), and (d).
             2874          (b) A grant of a permanent easement or right of entry across sovereign lands shall be
             2875      made upon a showing to the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands that continued use of
             2876      the easement will provide a public benefit commensurate with the value of the permanent
             2877      easement or right of entry.
             2878          (c) A grant of a permanent easement or right of entry across trust lands shall be made
             2879      upon a showing to the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration that the grant is


             2880      consistent with the state's fiduciary responsibilities under Section 53C-1-302 and Subsection
             2881      53C-1-204 (1).
             2882          (d) A grant of a permanent easement or right of entry across state lands other than
             2883      sovereign and trust lands shall be made upon a showing to the managing unit of state
             2884      government that the continued use will provide a public benefit commensurate with the value
             2885      of the easement and will not unreasonably interfere with the purposes for which the land was
             2886      obtained or is now held.
             2887          (3) The grant of the temporary public easement or right of entry under Subsection (1) is
             2888      consistent with the trust responsibilities of the state and in the best interest of the state.
             2889          (4) A responsible authority that has been granted a permanent easement or right of
             2890      entry over state lands may maintain the permanent easement or right of entry for the uses to
             2891      which the permanent easement or right of entry was put prior to and including January 1, 1992,
             2892      subject to the right of the managing unit of state government or private party to relocate the
             2893      permanent easement or right of entry.
             2894          (5) The grant of a permanent easement or right of entry under this section is effective
             2895      on the date the highway was originally constructed or established for public use.
             2896          Section 35. Section 72-11-204 is amended to read:
             2897           72-11-204. Vacancies -- Expenses -- Reimbursement -- Use of facilities of
             2898      Department of Transportation -- Functions, powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities.
             2899          (1) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
             2900      appointed for the unexpired term.
             2901          (2) (a) (i) Members who are not government employees may not receive any
             2902      compensation or benefits for their services, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in
             2903      the performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of
             2904      Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             2905          (ii) Members may decline to receive per diem and expenses for their service.
             2906          (b) (i) State government officer and employee members who do not receive salary, per
             2907      diem, or expenses from their agency for their service may receive per diem and expenses
             2908      incurred in the performance of their official duties from the committee at the rates established
             2909      by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             2910          (ii) State government officer and employee members may decline to receive per diem


             2911      and expenses for their service.
             2912          (3) Reimbursement shall be made from fees collected by the committee for services
             2913      rendered by it.
             2914          (4) The Department of Transportation shall supply the committee with office
             2915      accommodation, space, equipment, and secretarial assistance the executive director considers
             2916      adequate for the committee.
             2917          (5) In addition to the functions, powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities granted to it
             2918      under this chapter, the committee shall assume and have all of the functions, powers, duties,
             2919      rights, and responsibilities of the Board of Parks and Recreation created in Section [ 63-11-12 ]
             2920      79-4-301 in relation to passenger ropeway systems pursuant to that chapter.
             2921          Section 36. Section 73-3-30 is amended to read:
             2922           73-3-30. Change application for an instream flow.
             2923          (1) As used in this section:
             2924          (a) "Division" means the Division of Wildlife Resources, created in Section 23-14-1 ,
             2925      or the Division of Parks and Recreation, created in Section [ 63-11-17.1 ] 79-4-201 .
             2926          (b) "Fishing group" means an organization that:
             2927          (i) is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3), Internal Revenue Code; and
             2928          (ii) promotes fishing opportunities in the state.
             2929          (c) "Fixed time change" means a change in a water right's point of diversion, place of
             2930      use, or purpose of use for a fixed period of time longer than one year but not longer than ten
             2931      years.
             2932          (2) (a) A division may file a permanent or temporary change application, as provided
             2933      by Section 73-3-3 , for the purpose of providing water for an instream flow, within a specified
             2934      section of a natural or altered stream channel, necessary within the state for:
             2935          (i) the propagation of fish;
             2936          (ii) public recreation; or
             2937          (iii) the reasonable preservation or enhancement of the natural stream environment.
             2938          (b) A division may file a change application on:
             2939          (i) a perfected water right:
             2940          (A) presently owned by the division;
             2941          (B) purchased by the division for the purpose of providing water for an instream flow,


             2942      through funding provided for that purpose by legislative appropriation; or
             2943          (C) acquired by lease, agreement, gift, exchange, or contribution; or
             2944          (ii) an appurtenant water right acquired with the acquisition of real property by the
             2945      division.
             2946          (c) A division may:
             2947          (i) purchase a water right for the purposes provided in Subsection (2)(a) only with
             2948      funds specifically appropriated by the Legislature for water rights purchases; or
             2949          (ii) accept a donated water right without legislative approval.
             2950          (d) A division may not acquire water rights by eminent domain for an instream flow or
             2951      for any other purpose.
             2952          (3) (a) A fishing group may file a fixed time change application on a perfected,
             2953      consumptive water right for the purpose of providing water for an instream flow, within a
             2954      specified section of a natural or altered stream channel, to protect or restore habitat for three
             2955      native trout:
             2956          (i) the Bonneville cutthroat;
             2957          (ii) the Colorado River cutthroat; or
             2958          (iii) the Yellowstone cutthroat.
             2959          (b) Before filing an application authorized by Subsection (3)(a) to change a
             2960      shareholder's proportionate share of water, the water company shall submit the decision to
             2961      approve or deny the change request required by Subsection 73-3-3.5 (3) to a vote of the
             2962      shareholders:
             2963          (i) in a manner outlined in the water company's articles of incorporation or bylaws;
             2964          (ii) at an annual or regular meeting described in Section 16-6a-701 ; or
             2965          (iii) at a special meeting convened under Section 16-6a-702 .
             2966          (c) The specified section of the natural or altered stream channel for the instream flow
             2967      may not be further upstream than the water right's original point of diversion nor extend further
             2968      downstream than the next physical point of diversion made by another person.
             2969          (d) (i) The fishing group shall receive the Division of Wildlife Resources' director's
             2970      approval of the proposed change before filing the fixed time change application with the state
             2971      engineer.
             2972          (ii) The director may approve the proposed change if:


             2973          (A) the specified section of the stream channel is historic or current habitat for a specie
             2974      listed in Subsections (3)(a)(i) through (iii);
             2975          (B) the proposed purpose of use is consistent with an existing state management or
             2976      recovery plan for that specie; and
             2977          (C) the water right owner has received a certificate of inclusion from a person who has:
             2978          (I) entered into a programmatic Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
             2979      with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, as authorized by 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1531(a)(5)
             2980      and 1536(a)(1); and
             2981          (II) obtained an enhancement of survival permit, as authorized by 16 U.S.C. Sec.
             2982      1539(a)(1)(A).
             2983          (iii) The director may disapprove the proposed change if the proposed change would
             2984      not be in the public's interest.
             2985          (e) (i) In considering a fixed time change application, the state engineer shall follow the
             2986      same procedures as provided in this title for an application to appropriate water.
             2987          (ii) The rights and the duties of a fixed time change applicant are the same as provided
             2988      in this title for an applicant to appropriate water.
             2989          (f) A fishing group may refile a fixed time change application by filing a written
             2990      request with the state engineer no later than 60 days before the application expires.
             2991          (g) (i) The water right for which the state engineer has approved a fixed time change
             2992      application will automatically revert to the point of diversion and place and purpose of use that
             2993      existed before the approved fixed time change application when the fixed time change
             2994      application expires or is terminated.
             2995          (ii) The applicant shall give written notice to the state engineer and the lessor, if
             2996      applicable, if the applicant wishes to terminate a fixed time change application before the fixed
             2997      time change application expires.
             2998          (4) In addition to the requirements of Subsection 73-3-3 (4)(b), an application
             2999      authorized by this section shall:
             3000          (a) set forth the legal description of the points on the stream channel between which the
             3001      instream flow will be provided by the change application; and
             3002          (b) include appropriate studies, reports, or other information required by the state
             3003      engineer demonstrating the necessity for the instream flow in the specified section of the


             3004      stream and the projected benefits to the public resulting from the change.
             3005          (5) (a) For a permanent change application or a fixed time change application filed
             3006      according to this section, 60 days before the date on which proof of change for an instream
             3007      flow is due, the state engineer shall notify the applicant by mail or by any form of
             3008      communication through which receipt is verifiable of the date when proof of change is due.
             3009          (b) Before the date when proof of change is due, the applicant must either:
             3010          (i) file a verified statement with the state engineer that the instream flow uses have
             3011      been perfected, setting forth:
             3012          (A) the legal description of the points on the stream channel between which the
             3013      instream flow is provided;
             3014          (B) detailed measurements of the flow of water in second-feet changed;
             3015          (C) the period of use; and
             3016          (D) any additional information required by the state engineer; or
             3017          (ii) apply for a further extension of time as provided for in Section 73-3-12 .
             3018          (c) (i) Upon acceptance of the verified statement required under Subsection (5)(b)(i),
             3019      the state engineer shall issue a certificate of change for instream flow use in accordance with
             3020      Section 73-3-17 .
             3021          (ii) The certificate expires at the same time the fixed time change application expires.
             3022          (6) No person may appropriate unappropriated water under Section 73-3-2 for the
             3023      purpose of providing an instream flow.
             3024          (7) Water used in accordance with this section is considered to be beneficially used, as
             3025      required by Section 73-3-1 .
             3026          (8) A physical structure or physical diversion from the stream is not required to
             3027      implement a change for instream flow use.
             3028          (9) This section does not allow enlargement of the water right that the applicant seeks
             3029      to change.
             3030          (10) A change application authorized by this section may not impair a vested water
             3031      right, including a water right used to generate hydroelectric power.
             3032          (11) The state engineer or the water commissioner shall distribute water under an
             3033      approved or a certificated instream flow change application according to the change
             3034      application's priority date relative to the other water rights located within the stream section


             3035      specified in the change application for instream flow.
             3036          (12) An approved fixed time change application does not create a right of access across
             3037      private property or allow any infringement of a private property right.
             3038          Section 37. Section 73-10-2 is amended to read:
             3039           73-10-2. Board of Water Resources -- Members -- Appointment -- Terms --
             3040      Vacancies.
             3041          (1) (a) The Board of Water Resources shall be comprised of eight members to be
             3042      appointed by the governor with the consent of the Senate.
             3043          (b) [Not] In addition to the requirements of Section 79-2-203, not more than four
             3044      members shall be from the same political party.
             3045          (2) One member of the board shall be appointed from each of the following districts:
             3046          (a) Bear River District, comprising the counties of Box Elder, Cache, and Rich;
             3047          (b) Weber District, comprising the counties of Weber, Davis, Morgan, and Summit;
             3048          (c) Salt Lake District, comprising the counties of Salt Lake and Tooele;