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H.B. 116






Chief Sponsor: Fred R Hunsaker

Senate Sponsor: Scott K. Jenkins

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill authorizes a political subdivision to enter into an energy savings agreement.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines terms;
             14          .    permits a political subdivision to:
             15              .    enter into an energy savings agreement with a qualified energy service provider;
             16              .    develop and administer a facility energy efficiency program;
             17              .    analyze energy consumption; and
             18              .    designate a staff member who is responsible for the facility energy efficiency
             19      program;
             20          .    permits certain state entities to provide assistance to a political subdivision;
             21          .    defines length and type of contracts to be entered into;
             22          .    requires a political subdivision to follow the Utah Procurement Code for an energy
             23      savings agreement;
             24          .    requires an investment grade energy audit to be performed;
             25          .    requires the Division of Purchasing to maintain a list of qualified energy service
             26      providers; and
             27          .    requires a qualified energy service provider to issue an annual report.

             28      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             29          None
             30      Other Special Clauses:
             31          None
             32      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             33      AMENDS:
             34          53A-3-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 277 and 388
             35      ENACTS:
             36          11-44-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             37          11-44-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             38          11-44-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             39          11-44-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             40          11-44-203, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             41          11-44-301, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             42          11-44-302, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             44      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             45          Section 1. Section 11-44-101 is enacted to read:

Part 1. General Provisions

             48          11-44-101. Title.
             49          This chapter is known as the "Facility Energy Efficiency Act."
             50          Section 2. Section 11-44-102 is enacted to read:
             51          11-44-102. Definitions.
             52          As used in this chapter:
             53          (1) "Cost savings" means a decrease in an expenditure, including a future replacement
             54      expenditure, by a political subdivision resulting from an energy efficiency measure adopted
             55      under this chapter.
             56          (2) (a) "Energy efficiency measure" means an action taken by a political subdivision
             57      that reduces the political subdivision's:
             58          (i) energy consumption;

             59          (ii) water use; or
             60          (iii) sewage use.
             61          (b) "Energy efficiency measure" includes:
             62          (i) insulation installed in a wall, roof, floor, foundation, or heating and cooling
             63      distribution system;

             64          (ii) a storm window or door, multiglazed window or door, heat absorbing or heat
             65      reflective glazed and coated window or door system, additional glazing, or reduction in glass
             66      area;

             67          (iii) an automatic energy control system;
             68          (iv) a heating, ventilating, or air conditioning and distribution system modification or
             69      replacement in a facility;

             70          (v) caulking and weatherstripping;
             71          (vi) a replacement or modification of a lighting fixture to increase the energy efficiency
             72      of the lighting system without increasing the overall illumination of a facility unless the
             73      increase in illumination is necessary to conform to the applicable building code for the
             74      proposed lighting system;

             75          (vii) an energy recovery system;
             76          (viii) a cogeneration system that produces steam or another form of energy for use
             77      primarily within a facility;

             78          (ix) a renewable energy or alternate energy system;
             79          (x) a change in operation or maintenance practice;
             80          (xi) a procurement of a low-cost energy supply, including electricity, natural gas, or
             81      water;

             82          (xii) an indoor air quality improvement that conforms to applicable building code
             83      requirements;

             84          (xiii) a daylighting system;
             85          (xiv) a building operation program that provides cost savings, including computerized
             86      energy management and consumption tracking programs or staff and occupant training; or

             87          (xv) a service to reduce utility costs by identifying utility errors and optimizing rate
             88      schedules.

             89          (3) "Energy savings agreement" means a contract between a political subdivision and a

             90      qualified energy service provider for evaluation, recommendation, and implementation of one
             91      or more energy efficiency measures.

             92          (4) "Facility energy efficiency program" means a program established by a political
             93      subdivision under this chapter to adopt an energy efficiency measure.

             94          (5) (a) "Facility" means a building, structure, or other improvement that is constructed
             95      on property owned by a political subdivision.

             96          (b) "Facility" does not mean a privately owned structure that is located on property
             97      owned by a political subdivision.

             98          (6) "Qualified energy service provider" means a person who:
             99          (a) has a record of successful energy savings agreements; or
             100          (b) has:
             101          (i) experience in the design, implementation, and installation of energy efficiency
             102      measures;

             103          (ii) technical capabilities to ensure that an energy efficient measure generates cost
             104      savings; and

             105          (iii) the ability to secure the financing necessary to support the proposed energy
             106      efficiency measure.

             107          Section 3. Section 11-44-201 is enacted to read:
Part 2. Energy Savings by Political Subdivisions

             109          11-44-201. Political subdivision responsibilities -- State responsibilities.
             110          (1) A political subdivision may:
             111          (a) enter into an energy savings agreement;
             112          (b) develop and administer a facility energy efficiency program;
             113          (c) analyze energy consumption by the political subdivision;
             114          (d) designate a staff member who is responsible for a facility energy efficiency
             115      program; and
             116          (e) provide the governing body of the political subdivision with information regarding
             117      the facility energy efficiency program.
             118          (2) The following entities may provide information, technical resources, and other
             119      assistance to a political subdivision acting under this chapter:
             120          (a) the Utah Geological Survey, created in Section 79-3-201 ;

             121          (b) the State Board of Education, under Title 53A, Chapter 1, Administration of Public
             122      Education at the State Level;
             123          (c) the Division of Purchasing and General Services, created in Section 63A-2-101 ;
             124      and
             125          (d) the Division of Facilities Construction and Management, created in Section
             126      63A-5-201 .
             127          Section 4. Section 11-44-202 is enacted to read:
             128          11-44-202. Types of agreements.
             129          Notwithstanding Section 63G-6-416 , a political subdivision shall structure an energy
             130      service agreement as a guaranteed energy savings performance contract, which shall include:
             131          (1) the design and installation of an energy efficiency measure, if applicable;
             132          (2) operation and maintenance of any energy efficiency measure implemented; and
             133          (3) guaranteed annual cost savings that meet or exceed the total annual contract
             134      payments by the political subdivision under the contract, including financing charges incurred
             135      by the political subdivision over the life of the contract.
             136          Section 5. Section 11-44-203 is enacted to read:
             137          11-44-203. Length of agreements.
             138          A political subdivision may only enter into an energy savings agreement for more than
             139      one year if the political subdivision finds that the amount the political subdivision would spend
             140      on the energy efficiency measure will not exceed the amount of the cost savings over 20 years
             141      from the date of installation of the energy efficiency measure.
             142          Section 6. Section 11-44-301 is enacted to read:
Part 3. Qualified Energy Service Providers

             144          11-44-301. Selection.
             145          (1) A political subdivision shall follow the procedures outlined in Title 63G, Chapter 6,
             146      Utah Procurement Code, when selecting a qualified energy service provider.

             147          (2) The Division of Purchasing shall maintain a list of qualified energy service
             148      providers.

             149          (3) The qualified energy service provider selected from the bid process shall prepare an
             150      investment grade energy audit, which shall become part of the final contract between the
             151      political subdivision and the qualified energy service provider.

             152          (4) The audit shall include:
             153          (a) a detailed description of the energy efficiency measure;
             154          (b) an estimated cost; and
             155          (c) a projected cost savings.
             156          Section 7. Section 11-44-302 is enacted to read:
             157          11-44-302. Annual reports.
             158          During the term of an energy savings agreement, the qualified energy service provider
             159      shall submit an annual report to the political subdivision that provides the cost savings
             160      attributable to the energy efficiency measures taken by the political subdivision.
             161          Section 8. Section 53A-3-402 is amended to read:
             162           53A-3-402. Powers and duties generally.
             163          (1) Each local school board shall:
             164          (a) implement the core curriculum utilizing instructional materials that best correlate to
             165      the core curriculum and graduation requirements;
             166          (b) administer tests, required by the State Board of Education, which measure the
             167      progress of each student, and coordinate with the state superintendent and State Board of
             168      Education to assess results and create plans to improve the student's progress which shall be
             169      submitted to the State Office of Education for approval;
             170          (c) use progress-based assessments as part of a plan to identify schools, teachers, and
             171      students that need remediation and determine the type and amount of federal, state, and local
             172      resources to implement remediation;
             173          (d) develop early warning systems for students or classes failing to make progress;
             174          (e) work with the State Office of Education to establish a library of documented best
             175      practices, consistent with state and federal regulations, for use by the local districts; and
             176          (f) implement training programs for school administrators, including basic
             177      management training, best practices in instructional methods, budget training, staff
             178      management, managing for learning results and continuous improvement, and how to help
             179      every child achieve optimal learning in core academics.
             180          (2) Local school boards shall spend minimum school program funds for programs and
             181      activities for which the State Board of Education has established minimum standards or rules
             182      under Section 53A-1-402 .

             183          (3) (a) A board may purchase, sell, and make improvements on school sites, buildings,
             184      and equipment and construct, erect, and furnish school buildings.
             185          (b) School sites or buildings may only be conveyed or sold on board resolution
             186      affirmed by at least two-thirds of the members.
             187          (4) (a) A board may participate in the joint construction or operation of a school
             188      attended by children residing within the district and children residing in other districts either
             189      within or outside the state.
             190          (b) Any agreement for the joint operation or construction of a school shall:
             191          (i) be signed by the president of the board of each participating district;
             192          (ii) include a mutually agreed upon pro rata cost; and
             193          (iii) be filed with the State Board of Education.
             194          (5) A board may establish, locate, and maintain elementary, secondary, and applied
             195      technology schools.
             196          (6) Except as provided in Subsection 53A-11-1402 (3), a board may enroll children in
             197      school who are at least five years of age before September 2 of the year in which admission is
             198      sought.
             199          (7) A board may establish and support school libraries.
             200          (8) A board may collect damages for the loss, injury, or destruction of school property.
             201          (9) A board may authorize guidance and counseling services for children and their
             202      parents or guardians prior to, during, or following enrollment of the children in schools.
             203          (10) (a) A board shall administer and implement federal educational programs in
             204      accordance with Title 53A, Chapter 1, Part 9, Implementing Federal Programs Act.
             205          (b) Federal funds are not considered funds within the school district budget under Title
             206      53A, Chapter 19, School District Budgets.
             207          (11) (a) A board may organize school safety patrols and adopt rules under which the
             208      patrols promote student safety.
             209          (b) A student appointed to a safety patrol shall be at least 10 years old and have written
             210      parental consent for the appointment.
             211          (c) Safety patrol members may not direct vehicular traffic or be stationed in a portion
             212      of a highway intended for vehicular traffic use.
             213          (d) Liability may not attach to a school district, its employees, officers, or agents or to a

             214      safety patrol member, a parent of a safety patrol member, or an authorized volunteer assisting
             215      the program by virtue of the organization, maintenance, or operation of a school safety patrol.
             216          (12) (a) A board may on its own behalf, or on behalf of an educational institution for
             217      which the board is the direct governing body, accept private grants, loans, gifts, endowments,
             218      devises, or bequests that are made for educational purposes.
             219          (b) These contributions are not subject to appropriation by the Legislature.
             220          (13) (a) A board may appoint and fix the compensation of a compliance officer to issue
             221      citations for violations of Subsection 76-10-105 (2).
             222          (b) A person may not be appointed to serve as a compliance officer without the
             223      person's consent.
             224          (c) A teacher or student may not be appointed as a compliance officer.
             225          (14) A board shall adopt bylaws and rules for its own procedures.
             226          (15) (a) A board shall make and enforce rules necessary for the control and
             227      management of the district schools.
             228          (b) All board rules and policies shall be in writing, filed, and referenced for public
             229      access.
             230          (16) A board may hold school on legal holidays other than Sundays.
             231          (17) (a) Each board shall establish for each school year a school traffic safety
             232      committee to implement this Subsection (17).
             233          (b) The committee shall be composed of one representative of:
             234          (i) the schools within the district;
             235          (ii) the Parent Teachers' Association of the schools within the district;
             236          (iii) the municipality or county;
             237          (iv) state or local law enforcement; and
             238          (v) state or local traffic safety engineering.
             239          (c) The committee shall:
             240          (i) receive suggestions from parents, teachers, and others and recommend school traffic
             241      safety improvements, boundary changes to enhance safety, and school traffic safety program
             242      measures;
             243          (ii) review and submit annually to the Department of Transportation and affected
             244      municipalities and counties a child access routing plan for each elementary, middle, and junior

             245      high school within the district;
             246          (iii) consult the Utah Safety Council and the Division of Family Health Services and
             247      provide training to all school children in kindergarten through grade six, within the district, on
             248      school crossing safety and use; and
             249          (iv) help ensure the district's compliance with rules made by the Department of
             250      Transportation under Section 41-6a-303 .
             251          (d) The committee may establish subcommittees as needed to assist in accomplishing
             252      its duties under Subsection (17)(c).
             253          (e) The board shall require the school community council of each elementary, middle,
             254      and junior high school within the district to develop and submit annually to the committee a
             255      child access routing plan.
             256          (18) (a) Each school board shall adopt and implement a comprehensive emergency
             257      response plan to prevent and combat violence in its public schools, on school grounds, on its
             258      school vehicles, and in connection with school-related activities or events.
             259          (b) The board shall implement its plan by July 1, 2000.
             260          (c) The plan shall:
             261          (i) include prevention, intervention, and response components;
             262          (ii) be consistent with the student conduct and discipline policies required for school
             263      districts under Title 53A, Chapter 11, Part 9, School Discipline and Conduct Plans;
             264          (iii) require inservice training for all district and school building staff on what their
             265      roles are in the emergency response plan; and
             266          (iv) provide for coordination with local law enforcement and other public safety
             267      representatives in preventing, intervening, and responding to violence in the areas and activities
             268      referred to in Subsection (18)(a).
             269          (d) The State Board of Education, through the state superintendent of public
             270      instruction, shall develop comprehensive emergency response plan models that local school
             271      boards may use, where appropriate, to comply with Subsection (18)(a).
             272          (e) Each local school board shall, by July 1 of each year, certify to the State Board of
             273      Education that its plan has been practiced at the school level and presented to and reviewed by
             274      its teachers, administrators, students, and their parents and local law enforcement and public
             275      safety representatives.

             276          (19) (a) Each local school board may adopt an emergency response plan for the
             277      treatment of sports-related injuries that occur during school sports practices and events.
             278          (b) The plan may be implemented by each secondary school in the district that has a
             279      sports program for students.
             280          (c) The plan may:
             281          (i) include emergency personnel, emergency communication, and emergency
             282      equipment components;
             283          (ii) require inservice training on the emergency response plan for school personnel who
             284      are involved in sports programs in the district's secondary schools; and
             285          (iii) provide for coordination with individuals and agency representatives who:
             286          (A) are not employees of the school district; and
             287          (B) would be involved in providing emergency services to students injured while
             288      participating in sports events.
             289          (d) The board, in collaboration with the schools referred to in Subsection (19)(b), may
             290      review the plan each year and make revisions when required to improve or enhance the plan.
             291          (e) The State Board of Education, through the state superintendent of public
             292      instruction, shall provide local school boards with an emergency plan response model that local
             293      boards may use to comply with the requirements of this Subsection (19).
             294          (20) A board shall do all other things necessary for the maintenance, prosperity, and
             295      success of the schools and the promotion of education.
             296          (21) (a) Before closing a school or changing the boundaries of a school, a board shall:
             297          (i) hold a public hearing, as defined in Section 10-9a-103 ; and
             298          (ii) provide public notice of the public hearing, as specified in Subsection (21)(b).
             299          (b) The notice of a public hearing required under Subsection (21)(a) shall:
             300          (i) indicate the:
             301          (A) school or schools under consideration for closure or boundary change; and
             302          (B) date, time, and location of the public hearing; and
             303          (ii) at least 10 days prior to the public hearing, be:
             304          (A) published:
             305          (I) in a newspaper of general circulation in the area; and
             306          (II) as required in Section 45-1-101 ; and

             307          (B) posted in at least three public locations within the municipality or on the district's
             308      official website.
             309          (22) A board may implement a facility energy efficiency program established under
             310      Title 11, Chapter 44, Facility Energy Efficiency Act.

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