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First Substitute H.B. 62
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill amends a provision related to membership criteria for the State Water
11 Development Commission.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . allows more than two senators from the same political party to serve on the State
15 Water Development Commission in certain circumstances.
16 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 73-27-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 124
24 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25 Section 1. Section 73-27-102 is amended to read:
26 73-27-102. State Water Development Commission created.
27 (1) The Joint Gubernatorial and Legislative State Water Development Commission is
28 created to determine the state's role in the protection, conservation, and development of the
29 state's water resources.
30 (2) The commission membership shall include:
31 (a) four members of the Senate, of whom:
32 (i) no more than one shall represent the same river district; and
33 (ii) no more than two shall be from the same party, except the president of the Senate
34 may appoint more than two senators from the same party if the appointment is necessary to
35 comply with Subsection (2)(a)(i);
36 (b) six members of the House of Representatives, of whom no more than two shall
37 represent the same river district and no more than four shall be from the same party;
38 (c) a representative of the Office of the Governor;
39 (d) a representative of the Green River District;
40 (e) a representative of the Upper Colorado River District;
41 (f) a representative of the Lower Colorado River District;
42 (g) a representative of the Lower Sevier River District;
43 (h) a representative of the Upper Sevier River District;
44 (i) a representative of the Provo River District;
45 (j) a representative of the Salt Lake District;
46 (k) a representative of the Weber River District;
47 (l) a representative of the Bear River District;
48 (m) the executive director of the Department of Natural Resources;
49 (n) the executive director of the Department of Environmental Quality;
50 (o) the commissioner of agriculture and food;
51 (p) a member of the Board of Water Resources;
52 (q) a representative of an organized environmental group; and
53 (r) a representative of agricultural production.
54 (3) The president of the Senate and the speaker of the House shall appoint the
55 commission members from the Senate and the House, respectively. The governor shall appoint
56 the other commission members.
57 (4) The president of the Senate and the speaker of the House shall designate one
58 senator and one representative, respectively, as cochair.
59 (5) Attendance of a majority of the members at a meeting constitutes a quorum for the
60 transaction of the business of the commission.
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