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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies provisions related to the Utah Commission on Volunteers regarding
11 terms of office, quorum requirements, and duties of the commission.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . reduces the term of office for a commission member from four years to three years;
15 . provides that approximately one third of the commission is appointed every year;
16 . removes a duplicative quorum requirement provision;
17 . removes the commission's duty to prepare service learning applications;
18 . removes the commission's duty to establish a community volunteer training program
19 to assist school districts in implementing certain literacy programs; and
20 . makes certain technical changes.
21 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
23 Other Special Clauses:
25 Utah Code Sections Affected:
27 9-1-803, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 110
28 9-1-809, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
30 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
31 Section 1. Section 9-1-803 is amended to read:
32 9-1-803. Creation -- Members -- Appointment -- Terms -- Vacancies -- Per diem
33 and expenses.
34 (1) There is created the Utah Commission on Volunteers consisting of the following 25
36 (a) the lieutenant governor;
37 (b) the commissioner of higher education or the commissioner's designee;
38 (c) the superintendent of public instruction[
39 (d) nine members appointed by the governor as follows:
40 (i) an individual with expertise in the educational, training, and developmental needs of
41 youth, particularly disadvantaged youth;
42 (ii) an individual with experience in promoting the involvement of older adults in
43 service and volunteerism;
44 (iii) a representative of community-based agencies or community-based organizations
45 within the state;
46 (iv) a representative of local governments in the state;
47 (v) a representative of local labor organizations in the state;
48 (vi) a representative of business;
49 (vii) an individual between the ages of 16 and 25 who is a participant or supervisor in a
50 volunteer or service program;
51 (viii) a representative of a National Service Program; and
52 (ix) a representative of the corporation as a nonvoting, ex officio member; and
53 (e) 13 members appointed by the governor from the following groups:
54 (i) local educators;
55 (ii) experts in the delivery of human, educational, cultural, environmental, or public
56 safety services to communities and individuals;
57 (iii) representatives of Native American tribes;
58 (iv) out-of-school youth or other at-risk youth; and
59 (v) representatives of entities that receive assistance under the Domestic Volunteer
60 Service Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4950 et seq.
61 (2) (a) In appointing persons to serve on the commission, the governor shall ensure
63 (i) no more than 13 members of the commission are members of the same political
64 party; and
65 (ii) no more than six members of the commission are state government employees.
66 (b) In appointing persons to serve on the commission, the governor shall strive for
67 balance on the commission according to race, ethnicity, age, gender, and disability
69 (3) (a) Except as required by Subsection (3)(b), as terms of current commission
70 members expire, the governor shall appoint each new member or reappointed member to a
72 (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (3)(a), the governor shall, at the
73 time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of
74 commission members are staggered so that approximately [
75 appointed every [
76 (4) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
77 appointed for the unexpired term.
78 (5) [
79 consecutive terms.
80 (6) (a) [
82 performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
83 under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
84 (b) [
85 member's service.
88 (b) The commission shall select a vice chair from among its members.
89 Section 2. Section 9-1-809 is amended to read:
90 9-1-809. Commission duties.
91 (1) The commission shall, in the performance of its tasks and functions:
92 (a) ensure that its funding decisions meet all federal and state statutory requirements;
93 (b) recommend innovative, creative, statewide service programs to increase volunteer
94 participation in all age groups and community-based problem-solving among diverse
96 (c) develop and implement a centralized, organized system of obtaining information
97 and technical support concerning volunteerism and community service recruitment, projects,
98 training methods, materials, and activities throughout the state and share [
99 and support upon request;
100 (d) promote strong interagency collaboration as an avenue for maximizing resources
101 and providing that model on the state level;
102 (e) provide public recognition and support of individual volunteer efforts and
103 successful or promising private sector initiatives and public/private partnerships that address
104 community needs;
105 (f) stimulate increased community awareness of the impact of volunteer services in the
107 (g) utilize local, state, and, subject to Title 63J, Chapter 5, Federal Funds Procedures
108 Act, federal resources to reinforce, expand, and initiate quality service programs;
109 (h) assist in the planning and implementation of volunteer programs;
110 (i) serve as the state's liaison and voice to appropriate national and state organizations
111 that support its mission;
112 (j) develop a three-year comprehensive state and community service plan and establish
113 state priorities;
114 (k) preselect programs and prepare applications to the corporation pursuant to [
115 this part;
118 progress of funded programs;
124 participating in national service programs;
126 under [
129 administer federal block grants; and
131 (2) The commission may not directly operate or run [
132 receiving financial assistance, in any form, from the corporation.
133 (3) (a) The commission may, subject to Title 63J, Chapter 5, Federal Funds Procedures
134 Act, receive and accept federal funds, and may receive and accept private gifts, donations, or
135 funds from any source.
136 (b) All moneys shall be deposited with the state and shall be continuously available to
137 the commission to carry out the purposes of this part.
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-8-08 2:34 PM