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S.B. 259 Enrolled






Chief Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard

House Sponsor: Ron Bigelow

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies the uses for the Public Safety Restricted Account by requiring that a
             11      certain amount is appropriated annually to the state medical examiner.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    provides that the Legislature appropriate $100,000 annually from the Public Safety
             15      Restricted Account to the state medical examiner to carry out the duties of the state
             16      medical examiner; and
             17          .    makes technical changes.
             18      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2009.
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          53-3-106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 304 and 382
             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Section 53-3-106 is amended to read:
             28           53-3-106. Disposition of revenues under this chapter -- Restricted account
             29      created -- Uses as provided by appropriation -- Nonlapsing.

             30          (1) There is created within the Transportation Fund a restricted account known as the
             31      "Department of Public Safety Restricted Account."
             32          (2) The account consists of monies generated from the following revenue sources:
             33          (a) all monies received under this chapter;
             34          (b) administrative fees received according to the fee schedule authorized under this
             35      chapter and Section 63J-1-303 ; and
             36          (c) any appropriations made to the account by the Legislature.
             37          (3) (a) The account shall earn interest.
             38          (b) All interest earned on account monies shall be deposited in the account.
             39          (4) The expenses of the department in carrying out this chapter shall be provided for
             40      by legislative appropriation from this account.
             41          (5) The amount in excess of $45 of the fees collected under Subsection 53-3-105 (24)
             42      shall be appropriated by the Legislature from this account to the department to implement the
             43      provisions of Section 53-1-117 , except that of the amount in excess of $45, $40 shall be
             44      deposited in the State Laboratory Drug Testing Account created in Section 26-1-34 .
             45          (6) All monies received under Subsection 41-6a-1406 (6)(b)(ii) shall be appropriated
             46      by the Legislature from this account to the department to implement the provisions of Section
             47      53-1-117 .
             48          (7) Beginning in fiscal year 2009-10, the Legislature shall appropriate $100,000
             49      annually from the account to the state medical examiner appointed under Section 26-4-4 for
             50      use in carrying out duties related to highway crash deaths under Subsection 26-4-7 (1).
             51          [(7)] (8) Appropriations to the department from the account are nonlapsing.
             52          Section 2. Effective date.
             53          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2009.

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