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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies the Emergency Management Act by amending the membership of the
11 Emergency Management Administration Council to include members with certain
12 expertise within the private sector.
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This bill:
15 . specifies that up to four additional members appointed to the Emergency
16 Management Administration Council shall be members with expertise in homeland
17 security, critical infrastructure, or key resources within the private sector appointed
18 by the chair of the council; and
19 . makes technical changes.
20 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
22 Other Special Clauses:
24 Utah Code Sections Affected:
26 63K-3-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 154 and renumbered and
27 amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
29 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
30 Section 1. Section 63K-3-201 is amended to read:
31 63K-3-201. Emergency Management Administration Council created -- Function
32 -- Composition -- Expenses.
33 (1) There is created the Emergency Management Administration Council to provide
34 advice and coordination for state and local government agencies on government emergency
35 prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery actions and activities.
36 (2) The council shall meet at the call of the chair, but at least quarterly.
37 (3) The council shall be made up of the:
38 (a) lieutenant governor, or the lieutenant governor's designee;
39 (b) attorney general, or the attorney general's designee;
40 (c) heads of the following state agencies, or their designees:
41 (i) Department of Public Safety;
42 (ii) Division of Homeland Security;
43 (iii) Department of Transportation;
44 (iv) Department of Health;
45 (v) Department of Environmental Quality;
46 (vi) Department of Community and Economic Development; and
47 (vii) Department of Natural Resources;
48 (d) adjutant general of the National Guard or the adjutant general's designee;
49 (e) commissioner of agriculture and food or the commissioner's designee;
50 (f) two representatives with expertise in emergency management appointed by the Utah
51 League of Cities and Towns;
52 (g) two representatives with expertise in emergency management appointed by the
53 Utah Association of Counties; and
54 (h) up to four additional members [
55 critical infrastructure, or key resources as these terms are defined under 6 U.S. Code Section
56 101 appointed from the private sector, by the chair of the council.
57 (4) The commissioner of Public Safety and the lieutenant governor shall serve as
58 co-chairs of the council.
59 (5) (a) State government officer and employee members who do not receive salary, per
60 diem, or expenses from their agency for their service may receive per diem and expenses
61 incurred in the performance of their official duties from the council at the rates established by
62 the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
63 (b) State government officer and employee members may decline to receive per diem
64 and expenses for their service.
65 (6) The council shall coordinate with existing emergency management related entities
67 (a) the Homeland Security Regional Committees established by the Department of
68 Public Safety;
69 (b) the Statewide Mutual Aid Committee established under Section 53-2-503 ; and
70 (c) the Hazardous Chemical Emergency Response Commission designated under
71 Section 63K-3-301 .
72 (7) The council may establish other committees and task forces as determined
73 necessary by the council to carry out the duties of the council.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-14-09 8:59 AM