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DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND CULTURE

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GRANTS AMENDMENTS

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2010 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Julie Fisher

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Senate Sponsor: Ralph Okerlund

             7      Cosponsors:
             8      Laura BlackNeil A. Hansen
Steven R. MascaroPaul Ray
Christine F. Watkins              9     
             10      LONG TITLE
             11      General Description:
             12          This bill modifies provisions of Title 9, Community and Culture Development
             13      regarding grant programs administered by certain divisions, offices, and boards within
             14      the Department of Community and Culture in the Divisions of Arts and Museums,
             15      State Library, and State History.
             16      Highlighted Provisions:
             17          This bill:
             18          .    provides for quarterly disbursement and progress reports of pass-through funding
             19      grants of at least $25,000 administered by certain divisions, offices, and boards
             20      within the Department of Community and Culture;
             21          .    defines pass-through funding; and
             22          .    makes certain technical changes.
             23      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             24          None
             25      Other Special Clauses:
             26          None
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             28      AMENDS:
             29          9-6-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 24


             30          9-6-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 24
             31          9-6-205, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 62
             32          9-6-601, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 24
             33          9-6-603, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 177
             34          9-6-605, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 62
             35          9-7-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 81
             36          9-7-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 81
             37          9-7-205, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 62
             38          9-8-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapters 150 and 241
             39          9-8-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             40          9-8-205, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 62
             41     
             42      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             43          Section 1. Section 9-6-102 is amended to read:
             44           9-6-102. Definitions.
             45          As used in this chapter:
             46          (1) "Board" means the Board of Directors of the Utah Arts Council.
             47          (2) "Council" means the Utah Arts Council.
             48          (3) "Director" means the director of the Division of Arts and Museums.
             49          (4) "Division" means the Division of Arts and Museums.
             50          (5) (a) "Pass-through funding" means funds appropriated by the Legislature to a state
             51      agency that are intended to be passed through the state agency to:
             52          (i) local governments;
             53          (ii) other government agencies;
             54          (iii) private organizations, including not-for-profits; or
             55          (iv) persons in the form of a loan or grant.
             56          (b) The funding may be:
             57          (i) general funds, federal funds, dedicated credits, or any combination of funding


             58      sources; and
             59          (ii) ongoing or one-time.
             60          Section 2. Section 9-6-201 is amended to read:
             61           9-6-201. Division of Arts and Museums -- Creation -- Powers and duties.
             62          (1) There is created within the department the Division of Arts and Museums under
             63      the administration and general supervision of the executive director or the designee of the
             64      executive director.
             65          (2) The division shall be under the policy direction of the board.
             66          (3) The division shall advance the interests of the arts, in all their phases, within the
             67      state, and to that end shall:
             68          (a) cooperate with and locally sponsor federal agencies and projects directed to similar
             69      undertakings;
             70          (b) develop the influence of arts in education;
             71          (c) involve the private sector, including businesses, charitable interests, educational
             72      interests, manufacturers, agriculturalists, and industrialists in these endeavors;
             73          (d) utilize broadcasting facilities and the power of the press in disseminating
             74      information; and
             75          (e) foster, promote, encourage, and facilitate, not only a more general and lively study
             76      of the arts, but take all necessary and useful means to stimulate a more abundant production of
             77      an indigenous art in this state.
             78          (4) The board shall set policy to guide the division in accomplishing the purposes set
             79      forth in Subsection (3).
             80          (5) The division may not grant funds for the support of any arts project under this
             81      section unless the project has been first approved by the board.
             82          (6) (a) For a pass-through funding grant of at least $25,000, the division shall make
             83      quarterly disbursements to the pass-through funding grant recipient, contingent upon the
             84      division receiving a quarterly progress report from the pass-through grant recipient.
             85          (b) The division shall:


             86          (i) provide the pass-through grant recipient with a progress report form for the
             87      reporting purposes of Subsection (6)(a); and
             88          (ii) include reporting requirement instructions with the form.
             89          Section 3. Section 9-6-205 is amended to read:
             90           9-6-205. Board powers and duties.
             91          (1) The board may:
             92          (a) make, amend, or repeal rules for the conduct of its business in governing the
             93      institute and the division in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
             94      Rulemaking Act;
             95          (b) receive gifts, bequests, and property; and
             96          (c) issue certificates and offer and confer prizes, certificates, and awards for works of
             97      art and achievement in the arts.
             98          (2) The board shall make policy for the institute and for the division.
             99          (3) (a) By September 30 of each year, the board shall prepare and submit a request to
             100      the governor and the Legislature for prioritized capital facilities grants to be awarded to
             101      eligible individuals and organizations under this part and Parts 3 through 5.
             102          (b) The board shall prepare a list of the requested capital facilities grants in a
             103      prioritized order and include a written explanation of:
             104          (i) the total grant amount requested in the list; and
             105          (ii) the basis of its prioritization of requested grants on the list.
             106          (c) The board shall accept applications for capital facilities grants through June 1 of
             107      each year, prior to compiling and submitting its yearly request to the governor and the
             108      Legislature under Subsection (3)(a).
             109          [(4) (a) For a grant of at least $25,000, the division shall make quarterly disbursements
             110      to the grant recipient, contingent upon the division receiving a quarterly progress report from
             111      the recipient.]
             112          [(b) The division shall:]
             113          [(i) provide each grant recipient with a progress report form for the reporting purposes


             114      of Subsection (4)(a); and]
             115          [(ii) include reporting requirement instructions with the form.]
             116          Section 4. Section 9-6-601 is amended to read:
             117           9-6-601. Definitions.
             118          As used in this part:
             119          (1) "Museum" means an organized and permanent nonprofit institution, essentially
             120      educational or aesthetic in purpose, with permanent staff, which:
             121          (a) owns or utilizes tangible collections;
             122          (b) cares for them; and
             123          (c) exhibits them to the public on a regular schedule.
             124          (2) "Office" means the Office of Museum Services.
             125          (3) (a) "Pass-through funding" means funds appropriated by the Legislature to a state
             126      agency that are intended to be passed through the state agency to:
             127          (i) local governments;
             128          (ii) other government agencies;
             129          (iii) private organizations, including not-for-profits; or
             130          (iv) persons in the form of a loan or grant.
             131          (b) The funding may be:
             132          (i) general funds, federal funds, dedicated credits, or any combination of funding
             133      sources; and
             134          (ii) ongoing or one-time.
             135          Section 5. Section 9-6-603 is amended to read:
             136           9-6-603. Duties of office.
             137          (1) The office shall:
             138          [(1)] (a) recommend to the Museum Services Advisory Board:
             139          [(a)] (i) policies regarding:
             140          [(i)] (A) a grants program; and
             141          [(ii)] (B) the equitable dissemination of office technical assistance; and


             142          [(b)] (ii) guidelines for determining eligibility for office grants;
             143          [(2)] (b) advise state and local government agencies and employees regarding museum
             144      related issues, including museum capital development projects;
             145          [(3)] (c) provide to Utah museums technical advice and information about sources of
             146      direct technical assistance;
             147          [(4)] (d) assist and advise Utah museums in locating sources of training for their
             148      museum staff members;
             149          [(5)] (e) develop and coordinate programs, workshops, seminars, and similar activities
             150      designed to provide training for staff members of Utah museums;
             151          [(6)] (f) undertake scholarly research as necessary to understand the training needs of
             152      the museum community and to assess how those needs could best be met;
             153          [(7)] (g) administer a state Museum Grant Program to assist eligible Utah museums;
             154      and
             155          [(8)] (h) establish a program by January 1, 2009, by rule, creating a certified local
             156      museum designation, including any provisions necessary to ensure public confidence in
             157      charitable solicitation undertaken by a certified local museum.
             158          (2) (a) For a pass-through funding grant of at least $25,000, the office shall make
             159      quarterly disbursements to the pass-through funding grant recipient, contingent upon the office
             160      receiving a quarterly progress report from the pass-through grant recipient.
             161          (b) The office shall:
             162          (i) provide the pass-through grant recipient with a progress report form for the
             163      reporting purposes of Subsection (2)(a); and
             164          (ii) include reporting requirement instructions with the form.
             165          Section 6. Section 9-6-605 is amended to read:
             166           9-6-605. Board -- Duties.
             167          (1) The board is the policymaking body for the office.
             168          (2) The board shall, in consultation with the director of the office:
             169          (a) set policies and, in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative


             170      Rulemaking Act, make rules governing:
             171          (i) the office grants program; and
             172          (ii) the awarding of grants to assist Utah's eligible museums; and
             173          (b) set eligibility guidelines for grants administered through the office.
             174          (3) (a) By September 30 of each year, the board shall prepare and submit a request to
             175      the governor and the Legislature for prioritized capital facilities grants to be awarded to
             176      eligible museums under this part.
             177          (b) The board shall prepare a list of the requested capital facilities grants in a
             178      prioritized order and include a written explanation of:
             179          (i) the total grant amount requested in the list; and
             180          (ii) the basis of its prioritization of requested grants on the list.
             181          (c) The board shall accept applications for capital facilities grants through June 1 of
             182      each year, prior to compiling and submitting its yearly request to the governor and the
             183      Legislature under Subsection (3)(a).
             184          [(4) (a) For a grant of at least $25,000, the division shall make quarterly disbursements
             185      to the grant recipient, contingent upon the division receiving a quarterly progress report from
             186      the recipient.]
             187          [(b) The division shall:]
             188          [(i) provide each grant recipient with a progress report form for the reporting purposes
             189      of Subsection (4)(a); and]
             190          [(ii) include reporting requirement instructions with the form.]
             191          Section 7. Section 9-7-101 is amended to read:
             192           9-7-101. Definitions.
             193          As used in this chapter:
             194          (1) "Division" means the State Library Division.
             195          (2) "Library board" means the library board of directors appointed locally as
             196      authorized by Section 9-7-402 or 9-7-502 and which exercises general policy authority for
             197      library services within a city or county of the state, regardless of the title by which it is known


             198      locally.
             199          (3) (a) "Pass-through funding" means funds appropriated by the Legislature to a state
             200      agency that are intended to be passed through the state agency to:
             201          (i) local governments;
             202          (ii) other government agencies;
             203          (iii) private organizations, including not-for-profits; or
             204          (iv) persons in the form of a loan or grant.
             205          (b) The funding may be:
             206          (i) general funds, federal funds, dedicated credits, or any combination of funding
             207      sources; and
             208          (ii) ongoing or one-time.
             209          [(3)] (4) "Physical format" means a transportable medium in which analog or digital
             210      information is published, such as print, microform, magnetic disk, or optical disk.
             211          [(4)] (5) "Policy" means the public library online access policy adopted by a library
             212      board to meet the requirements of Section 9-7-215 .
             213          [(5)] (6) "Political subdivision" means a county, city, town, school district, public
             214      transit district, redevelopment agency, or special improvement or taxing district.
             215          [(6)] (7) "State agency" means the state, an office, department, agency, authority,
             216      commission, board, institution, hospital, college, university, or other instrumentality of the
             217      state.
             218          [(7)] (8) (a) "State publication" means a book, compilation, directory, document,
             219      contract or grant report, hearing memorandum, journal, law, legislative bill, magazine, map,
             220      monograph, order, ordinance, pamphlet, periodical, proceeding, public memorandum,
             221      resolution, register, rule, report, statute, audiovisual material, electronic publication,
             222      micrographic form and tape or disc recording regardless of format or method of reproduction,
             223      issued or published by a state agency or political subdivision for distribution.
             224          (b) "State publication" does not include correspondence, internal confidential
             225      publications, office memoranda, university press publications, or publications of the state


             226      historical society.
             227          Section 8. Section 9-7-203 is amended to read:
             228           9-7-203. Division duties.
             229          (1) The division shall:
             230          [(1)] (a) establish, operate, and maintain a state publications collection, a digital
             231      library of state publications, a bibliographic control system, and depositories as provided in
             232      this part;
             233          [(2)] (b) cooperate with:
             234          [(a)] (i) other agencies to facilitate public access to government information through
             235      electronic networks or other means;
             236          [(b)] (ii) other state or national libraries or library agencies; and
             237          [(c)] (iii) the federal government or agencies in accepting federal aid whether in the
             238      form of funds or otherwise;
             239          [(3)] (c) receive bequests, gifts, and endowments of money and deposit the funds with
             240      the state treasurer to be placed in the State Library Donation Fund, which funds shall be held
             241      for the purpose, if any, specifically directed by the donor; and
             242          [(4)] (d) receive bequests, gifts, and endowments of property to be held, used, or
             243      disposed of, as directed by the donor, with the approval of the Division of Finance.
             244          (2) (a) For a pass-through funding grant of at least $25,000, the division shall make
             245      quarterly disbursements to the pass-through funding grant recipient, contingent upon the
             246      division receiving a quarterly progress report from the pass-through grant recipient.
             247          (b) The division shall:
             248          (i) provide the pass-through grant recipient with a progress report form for the
             249      reporting purposes of Subsection (2)(a); and
             250          (ii) include reporting requirement instructions with the form.
             251          Section 9. Section 9-7-205 is amended to read:
             252           9-7-205. Duties of board and director.
             253          (1) The board shall:


             254          (a) promote, develop, and organize a state library and make provisions for its housing;
             255          (b) promote and develop library services throughout the state in cooperation with other
             256      state or municipal libraries, schools, or other agencies wherever practical;
             257          (c) promote the establishment of district, regional, or multicounty libraries as
             258      conditions within particular areas of the state may require;
             259          (d) supervise the books and materials of the state library and require the keeping of
             260      careful and complete records of the condition and affairs of the state library;
             261          (e) establish policies for the administration of the division and for the control,
             262      distribution, and lending of books and materials to those libraries, institutions, groups, or
             263      individuals entitled to them under this chapter;
             264          (f) serve as the agency of the state for the administration of state or federal funds that
             265      may be appropriated to further library development within the state;
             266          (g) aid and provide general advisory assistance in the development of statewide school
             267      library service and encourage contractual and cooperative relations between school and public
             268      libraries;
             269          (h) give assistance, advice, and counsel to all tax-supported libraries within the state
             270      and to all communities or persons proposing to establish them and conduct courses and
             271      institutes on the approved methods of operation, selection of books, or other activities
             272      necessary to the proper administration of a library;
             273          (i) furnish or contract for the furnishing of library or information service to state
             274      officials, state departments, or any groups that in the opinion of the director warrant the
             275      furnishing of those services, particularly through the facilities of traveling libraries to those
             276      parts of the state otherwise inadequately supplied by libraries;
             277          (j) where sufficient need exists and if the director considers it advisable, establish and
             278      maintain special departments in the state library to provide services for the blind, visually
             279      impaired, persons with disabilities, and professional, occupational, and other groups;
             280          (k) administer a depository library program by collecting state publications, and
             281      providing a bibliographic information system;


             282          (l) require the collection of information and statistics necessary to the work of the state
             283      library and the distribution of findings and reports;
             284          (m) make any report concerning the activities of the state library to the governor as the
             285      governor may require; and
             286          (n) develop standards for public libraries.
             287          (2) (a) By September 30 of each year, the board shall prepare and submit a request to
             288      the governor and the Legislature for prioritized capital facilities grants to be awarded to
             289      eligible libraries under this chapter.
             290          (b) The board shall prepare a list of the requested capital facilities grants in a
             291      prioritized order and include a written explanation of:
             292          (i) the total grant amount requested in the list; and
             293          (ii) the basis of its prioritization of requested grants on the list.
             294          (c) The board shall accept applications for capital facilities grants through June 1 of
             295      each year, prior to compiling and submitting its yearly request to the governor and Legislature
             296      under Subsection (2)(a).
             297          [(3) (a) For a grant of at least $25,000, the division shall make quarterly disbursements
             298      to the grant recipient, contingent upon the division receiving a quarterly progress report from
             299      the recipient.]
             300          [(b) The division shall:]
             301          [(i) provide each grant recipient with a progress report form for the reporting purposes
             302      of Subsection (3)(a); and]
             303          [(ii) include reporting requirement instructions with the form.]
             304          [(4)] (3) The director shall, under the policy direction of the board, carry out the
             305      responsibilities under Subsection (1).
             306          Section 10. Section 9-8-102 is amended to read:
             307           9-8-102. Definitions.
             308          As used in this chapter:
             309          (1) "Board" means the Board of State History.


             310          (2) "Director" means the director of the Division of State History.
             311          (3) "Division" means the Division of State History.
             312          (4) "Documentary materials" means written or documentary information contained in
             313      published materials, manuscript collections, archival materials, photographs, sound
             314      recordings, motion pictures, and other written, visual, and aural materials, except government
             315      records.
             316          (5) "Historical artifacts" means objects produced or shaped by human efforts, a natural
             317      object deliberately selected and used by a human, an object of aesthetic interest, and any
             318      human-made objects produced, used, or valued by the historic peoples of Utah.
             319          (6) (a) "Pass-through funding" means funds appropriated by the Legislature to a state
             320      agency that are intended to be passed through the state agency to:
             321          (i) local governments;
             322          (ii) other government agencies;
             323          (iii) private organizations, including not-for-profits; or
             324          (iv) persons in the form of a loan or grant.
             325          (b) The funding may be:
             326          (i) general funds, federal funds, dedicated credits, or any combination of funding
             327      sources; and
             328          (ii) ongoing or one-time.
             329          [(6)] (7) "Society" means the Utah State Historical Society.
             330          Section 11. Section 9-8-203 is amended to read:
             331           9-8-203. Division duties.
             332          (1) The division shall:
             333          (a) stimulate research, study, and activity in the field of Utah history and related
             334      history;
             335          (b) maintain a specialized history library;
             336          (c) mark and preserve historic sites, areas, and remains;
             337          (d) collect, preserve, and administer historical records relating to the history of Utah;


             338          (e) administer, collect, preserve, document, interpret, develop, and exhibit historical
             339      artifacts, documentary materials, and other objects relating to the history of Utah for
             340      educational and cultural purposes;
             341          (f) edit and publish historical records;
             342          (g) cooperate with local, state, and federal agencies and schools and museums to
             343      provide coordinated and organized activities for the collection, documentation, preservation,
             344      interpretation, and exhibition of historical artifacts related to the state;
             345          (h) provide grants and technical assistance as necessary and appropriate; and
             346          (i) comply with the procedures and requirements of Title 63G, Chapter 4,
             347      Administrative Procedures Act, in its adjudicative proceedings.
             348          (2) The division may acquire or produce reproductions of historical artifacts and
             349      documentary materials for educational and cultural use.
             350          (3) To promote an appreciation of Utah history and to increase heritage tourism in the
             351      state, the division shall:
             352          (a) (i) create and maintain an inventory of all historic markers and monuments that are
             353      accessible to the public throughout the state;
             354          (ii) enter into cooperative agreements with other groups and organizations to collect
             355      and maintain the information needed for the inventory;
             356          (iii) encourage the use of volunteers to help collect the information and to maintain the
             357      inventory;
             358          (iv) publicize the information in the inventory in a variety of forms and media,
             359      especially to encourage Utah citizens and tourists to visit the markers and monuments;
             360          (v) work with public and private landowners, heritage organizations, and volunteer
             361      groups to help maintain, repair, and landscape around the markers and monuments; and
             362          (vi) make the inventory available upon request to all other public and private history
             363      and heritage organizations, tourism organizations and businesses, and others;
             364          (b) (i) create and maintain an inventory of all active and inactive cemeteries
             365      throughout the state;


             366          (ii) enter into cooperative agreements with local governments and other groups and
             367      organizations to collect and maintain the information needed for the inventory;
             368          (iii) encourage the use of volunteers to help collect the information and to maintain the
             369      inventory;
             370          (iv) encourage cemetery owners to create and maintain geographic information
             371      systems to record burial sites and encourage volunteers to do so for inactive and small historic
             372      cemeteries;
             373          (v) publicize the information in the inventory in a variety of forms and media,
             374      especially to encourage Utah citizens to participate in the care and upkeep of historic
             375      cemeteries;
             376          (vi) work with public and private cemeteries, heritage organizations, genealogical
             377      groups, and volunteer groups to help maintain, repair, and landscape cemeteries, grave sites,
             378      and tombstones; and
             379          (vii) make the inventory available upon request to all other public and private history
             380      and heritage organizations, tourism organizations and businesses, and others; and
             381          (c) (i) create and maintain a computerized record of cemeteries and burial locations in
             382      a state-coordinated and publicly accessible information system;
             383          (ii) gather information for the information system created and maintained under
             384      Subsection (3)(c)(i) by providing matching grants, upon approval by the board, to:
             385          (A) municipal cemeteries;
             386          (B) cemetery maintenance districts;
             387          (C) endowment care cemeteries;
             388          (D) private nonprofit cemeteries;
             389          (E) genealogical associations; and
             390          (F) other nonprofit groups with an interest in cemeteries; and
             391          (iii) adopt rules, pursuant to Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking
             392      Act, for granting matching funds under Subsection (3)(c)(ii) to assure that:
             393          (A) professional standards are met; and


             394          (B) projects are cost effective.
             395          (4) (a) For a pass-through funding grant of at least $25,000, the division shall make
             396      quarterly disbursements to the pass-through funding grant recipient, contingent upon the
             397      division receiving a quarterly progress report from the pass-through grant recipient.
             398          (b) The division shall:
             399          (i) provide the pass-through grant recipient with a progress report form for the
             400      reporting purposes of Subsection (4)(a); and
             401          (ii) include reporting requirement instructions with the form.
             402          [(4)] (5) This chapter may not be construed to authorize the division to acquire by
             403      purchase any historical artifacts, documentary materials, or specimens that are restricted from
             404      sale by federal law or the laws of any state, territory, or foreign nation.
             405          Section 12. Section 9-8-205 is amended to read:
             406           9-8-205. Board duties and powers.
             407          (1) The board shall:
             408          (a) make policies to direct the division director in carrying out the director's duties;
             409          (b) approve the division's rules;
             410          (c) assist the division in development programs consistent with this chapter;
             411          (d) function as the State Review Board for purposes of the historic preservation
             412      program;
             413          (e) recommend districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects for listing on the State
             414      and National Historic Registers to the director;
             415          (f) review and approve, if appropriate, matching grants under Subsection
             416      9-8-203 (3)(c)(ii); and
             417          (g) function as the board of the society.
             418          (2) (a) By September 30 of each year, the board shall prepare and submit a request to
             419      the governor and the Legislature for prioritized capital facilities grants to be awarded to
             420      eligible institutions under this chapter.
             421          (b) The board shall prepare a list of the requested capital facilities grants in a


             422      prioritized order and include a written explanation of:
             423          (i) the total grant amount requested in the list; and
             424          (ii) the basis of its prioritization of requested grants on the list.
             425          (c) The board shall accept applications for capital facilities grants by June 1 of each
             426      year, prior to compiling and submitting its yearly request to the governor and Legislature
             427      under Subsection (2)(a).
             428          [(3) (a) For a grant of at least $25,000, the division shall make quarterly disbursements
             429      to the grant recipient, contingent upon the division receiving a quarterly progress report from
             430      the recipient.]
             431          [(b) The division shall:]
             432          [(i) provide each grant recipient with a progress report form for the reporting purposes
             433      of Subsection (3)(a); and]
             434          [(ii) include reporting requirement instructions with the form.]
             435          [(4)] (3) The board may establish advisory committees to assist it and the division in
             436      carrying out their responsibilities under this chapter.


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