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H.B. 343 Enrolled

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GREAT SALT LAKE ADVISORY COUNCIL

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2010 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Ben C. Ferry

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Senate Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill enacts the Great Salt Lake Advisory Council Act to create the Great Salt Lake
             10      Advisory Council and address related issues.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines terms;
             14          .    creates the Great Salt Lake Advisory Council;
             15          .    requires designated departments to provide staffing; and
             16          .    outlines the duties of the council.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      ENACTS:
             23          73-29-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             24          73-29-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             25          73-29-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             26          73-29-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
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             28      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             29          Section 1. Section 73-29-101 is enacted to read:


             30     
CHAPTER 29. GREAT SALT LAKE ADVISORY COUNCIL ACT

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Part 1. General Provisions

             32          73-29-101. Title.
             33          This chapter is known as the "Great Salt Lake Advisory Council Act."
             34          Section 2. Section 73-29-102 is enacted to read:
             35          73-29-102. Definition.
             36          As used in this chapter, "council" means the Great Salt Lake Advisory Council created
             37      in Section 73-29-201 .
             38          Section 3. Section 73-29-201 is enacted to read:
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Part 2. Advisory Council Organization and Duties

             40          73-29-201. Advisory council created -- Staffing.
             41          (1) There is created an advisory council known as the "Great Salt Lake Advisory
             42      Council" consisting of 11 members listed in Subsection (2).
             43          (2) (a) The governor shall appoint the following members, with the consent of the
             44      Senate:
             45          (i) one representative of industry representing the extractive industry;
             46          (ii) one representative of industry representing aquaculture;
             47          (iii) one representative of conservation interests;
             48          (iv) one representative of a migratory bird protection area as defined in Section
             49      23-28-102 ;
             50          (v) one representative who is an elected official from municipal government, or the
             51      elected official's designee;
             52          (vi) five representatives who are elected officials from county government, or the
             53      elected official's designee, one each representing:
             54          (A) Box Elder County;
             55          (B) Davis County;
             56          (C) Salt Lake County;
             57          (D) Tooele County; and


             58          (E) Weber County; and
             59          (vii) one representative of a publicly owned treatment works.
             60          (3) (a) Except as required by Subsection (3)(b), each member shall serve a four-year
             61      term.
             62          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), at the time of appointment or reappointment,
             63      the governor shall adjust the length of terms of voting members to ensure that the terms of
             64      council members are staggered so that approximately half of the council is appointed every
             65      two years.
             66          (c) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the governor shall
             67      appoint a replacement for the unexpired term with the consent of the Senate.
             68          (d) A member shall hold office until the member's successor is appointed and
             69      qualified.
             70          (4) The council shall determine:
             71          (a) the time and place of meetings; and
             72          (b) any other procedural matter not specified in this chapter.
             73          (5) (a) Attendance of six members at a meeting of the council constitutes a quorum.
             74          (b) A vote of the majority of the members present at a meeting when a quorum is
             75      present constitutes an action of the council.
             76          (6) (a) (i) A member who is not a government employee may not receive compensation
             77      or benefits for the member's services, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
             78      performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
             79      under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             80          (ii) A member who is not a government employee may decline to receive per diem and
             81      expenses for the member's service.
             82          (b) (i) A state government officer or employee member who does not receive salary,
             83      per diem, or expenses from the member's agency for the member's service may receive per
             84      diem and expenses incurred in the performance of the official duties from the council at the
             85      rates established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .


             86          (ii) A state government officer or employee member may decline to receive per diem
             87      and expenses for the member's service.
             88          (c) (i) A local government member who does not receive salary, per diem, or expenses
             89      from the entity that the member represents for the member's service may receive per diem and
             90      expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by
             91      the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             92          (ii) A local government member may decline to receive per diem and expenses for the
             93      member's service.
             94          (7) The Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Environmental
             95      Quality shall coordinate and provide necessary staff assistance to the council.
             96          Section 4. Section 73-29-202 is enacted to read:
             97          73-29-202. Duties of the council.
             98          (1) (a) The council shall advise the persons listed in Subsection (1)(b) on the
             99      sustainable use, protection, and development of the Great Salt Lake in terms of balancing:
             100          (i) sustainable use;
             101          (ii) environmental health; and
             102          (iii) reasonable access for existing and future development.
             103          (b) The council shall advise, as provided in Subsection (1)(a):
             104          (i) the governor;
             105          (ii) the Department of Natural Resources; and
             106          (iii) the Department of Environmental Quality.
             107          (2) The council shall assist the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands in its
             108      responsibilities for the Great Salt Lake described in Section 65A-10-8 .
             109          (3) The council:
             110          (a) may recommend appointments to the Great Salt Lake technical team created by the
             111      Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands; and
             112          (b) shall receive and utilize technical support from the Great Salt Lake technical team.
             113          (4) The council shall assist the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of


             114      Environmental Quality, and their applicable boards in accomplishing their responsibilities for
             115      the Great Salt Lake.
             116          (5) The council shall report annually to the Natural Resources Appropriations
             117      Subcommittee on the council's activities.


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