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H.B. 226






Chief Sponsor: Curtis Oda

Senate Sponsor: Daniel R. Liljenquist

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies a provision in the Emergency Management Chapter of the Homeland
             11      Security Act.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    clarifies that a responding political subdivision may loan equipment and donate
             15      services to a requesting, rather than a responding, political subdivision.
             16      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      AMENDS:
             22          53-2-508, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 331
             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 53-2-508 is amended to read:
             26           53-2-508. Reimbursement -- Resolving reimbursement disputes.
             27          (1) (a) Each requesting political subdivision shall reimburse each responding political

             28      subdivision providing assistance to the requesting political subdivision for any loss or damage
             29      suffered or expense or cost incurred by a responding political subdivision in the operation of
             30      equipment or in providing a service in response to a request under Section 53-2-507 .
             31          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(a), a responding political subdivision may, in its
             32      discretion:
             33          (i) assume some or all of the loss, damage, expense, or cost; or
             34          (ii) loan equipment or donate services to the [responding] requesting political
             35      subdivision without charge.
             36          (2) (a) A responding political subdivision may request reimbursement from a
             37      requesting political subdivision for the costs of providing disaster relief assistance.
             38          (b) Each request for reimbursement shall comply with the procedures and criteria
             39      developed by the committee.
             40          (3) If a dispute concerning reimbursement arises between a requesting political
             41      subdivision and a responding political subdivision:
             42          (a) the requesting political subdivision and responding political subdivision shall make
             43      every effort to resolve the dispute within 30 days after either provides written notice to the
             44      other of the other's noncompliance with applicable procedures or criteria; and
             45          (b) if the dispute is not resolved within 90 days after the notice under Subsection (3)(a),
             46      either party may submit the dispute to the committee, whose decision shall be final.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 12-4-08 1:28 PM

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