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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies provisions related to reporting to the Executive Appropriations
11 Committee or an appropriation subcommittee designated by the Executive
12 Appropriations Committee to provide for more reports being made to appropriations
13 subcommittees or interim committees.
14 Highlighted Provisions:
15 This bill:
16 . modifies reporting requirements; and
17 . makes technical changes.
18 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 11-38-304, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 368
25 26-1-38, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 87
26 26-18-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 62 and 382
27 26-47-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
28 53-2-406, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 328
29 53-10-606, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 313
30 53B-17-804, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 85
31 59-5-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 104
32 62A-4a-207, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 32
33 63M-1-1206, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 18 and renumbered and
34 amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
35 63M-1-1901, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
36 63M-1-2408, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 183
37 63M-2-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 242
38 63M-11-204, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
40 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
41 Section 1. Section 11-38-304 is amended to read:
42 11-38-304. Commission to report annually.
43 The commission shall submit an annual report to the [
46 (1) specifying the amount of each disbursement from the program;
47 (2) identifying the recipient of each disbursement and describing the project for which
48 money was disbursed; and
49 (3) detailing the conditions, if any, placed by the commission on disbursements from
50 the program.
51 Section 2. Section 26-1-38 is amended to read:
52 26-1-38. Local health emergency assistance program.
53 (1) As used in this section:
54 (a) "Local health department" has the same meaning as defined in Section 26A-1-102 .
55 (b) "Local health emergency" means an unusual event or series of events causing or
56 resulting in a substantial risk or substantial potential risk to the health of a significant portion
57 of the population within the boundary of a local health department.
58 (c) "Program" means the local health emergency assistance program that the
59 department is required to establish under this section.
60 (d) "Program fund" means money that the Legislature appropriates to the department
61 for use in the program and other money otherwise made available for use in the program.
62 (2) The department shall establish, to the extent of funds appropriated by the
63 Legislature or otherwise made available to the program fund, a local health emergency
64 assistance program.
65 (3) Under the program, the department shall:
66 (a) provide a method for a local health department to seek reimbursement from the
67 program fund for local health department expenses incurred in responding to a local health
69 (b) require matching funds from any local health department seeking reimbursement
70 from the program fund;
71 (c) establish a method for apportioning money in the program fund to multiple local
72 health departments when the total amount of concurrent requests for reimbursement by
73 multiple local health departments exceeds the balance in the program fund; and
74 (d) establish by rule other provisions that the department considers necessary or
75 advisable to implement the program.
76 (4) Each September the department shall:
77 (a) submit to the Health and Human Services Interim Committee of the Legislature a
78 written report summarizing program activity, including:
79 (i) a description of the requests for reimbursement from local health departments
80 during the preceding 12 months;
81 (ii) the amount of each reimbursement made from the program fund to local health
82 departments; and
83 (iii) the current balance of the program fund; and
84 (b) submit a copy of the report required under Subsection (4)(a) to the [
86 Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee.
87 (5) (a) (i) Subject to Subsection (5)(a)(ii), the department shall use money in the
88 program fund exclusively for purposes of the program.
89 (ii) The department may use money in the program fund to cover its costs of
90 administering the program.
91 (b) Money that the Legislature appropriates to the program fund is nonlapsing.
92 (c) Any interest earned on money in the program fund shall be deposited to the General
94 Section 3. Section 26-18-3 is amended to read:
95 26-18-3. Administration of Medicaid program by department -- Reporting to the
96 Legislature -- Disciplinary measures and sanctions -- Funds collected -- Eligibility
98 (1) The department shall be the single state agency responsible for the administration
99 of the Medicaid program in connection with the United States Department of Health and
100 Human Services pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act.
101 (2) (a) The department shall implement the Medicaid program through administrative
102 rules in conformity with this chapter, Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking
103 Act, the requirements of Title XIX, and applicable federal regulations.
104 (b) The rules adopted under Subsection (2)(a) shall include, in addition to other rules
105 necessary to implement the program:
106 (i) the standards used by the department for determining eligibility for Medicaid
108 (ii) the services and benefits to be covered by the Medicaid program; and
109 (iii) reimbursement methodologies for providers under the Medicaid program.
110 (3) (a) The department shall, in accordance with Subsection (3)(b), report to [
112 Services Appropriations Subcommittee when the department:
113 (i) implements a change in the Medicaid State Plan;
114 (ii) initiates a new Medicaid waiver;
115 (iii) initiates an amendment to an existing Medicaid waiver; or
116 (iv) initiates a rate change that requires public notice under state or federal law.
117 (b) The report required by Subsection (3)(a) shall:
118 (i) be submitted to the [
120 implementing the proposed change; and
121 (ii) shall include:
122 (A) a description of the department's current practice or policy that the department is
123 proposing to change;
124 (B) an explanation of why the department is proposing the change;
125 (C) the proposed change in services or reimbursement, including a description of the
126 effect of the change;
127 (D) the effect of an increase or decrease in services or benefits on individuals and
129 (E) the degree to which any proposed cut may result in cost-shifting to more expensive
130 services in health or human service programs; and
131 (F) the fiscal impact of the proposed change, including:
132 (I) the effect of the proposed change on current or future appropriations from the
133 Legislature to the department;
134 (II) the effect the proposed change may have on federal matching dollars received by
135 the state Medicaid program;
136 (III) any cost shifting or cost savings within the department's budget that may result
137 from the proposed change; and
138 (IV) identification of the funds that will be used for the proposed change, including any
139 transfer of funds within the department's budget.
140 (4) Any rules adopted by the department under Subsection (2) are subject to review and
141 reauthorization by the Legislature in accordance with Section 63G-3-502 .
142 (5) The department may, in its discretion, contract with the Department of Human
143 Services or other qualified agencies for services in connection with the administration of the
144 Medicaid program, including:
145 (a) the determination of the eligibility of individuals for the program;
146 (b) recovery of overpayments; and
147 (c) consistent with Section 26-20-13 , and to the extent permitted by law and quality
148 control services, enforcement of fraud and abuse laws.
149 (6) The department shall provide, by rule, disciplinary measures and sanctions for
150 Medicaid providers who fail to comply with the rules and procedures of the program, provided
151 that sanctions imposed administratively may not extend beyond:
152 (a) termination from the program;
153 (b) recovery of claim reimbursements incorrectly paid; and
154 (c) those specified in Section 1919 of Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act.
155 (7) Funds collected as a result of a sanction imposed under Section 1919 of Title XIX
156 of the federal Social Security Act shall be deposited in the General Fund as nonlapsing
157 dedicated credits to be used by the division in accordance with the requirements of Section
158 1919 of Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act.
159 (8) (a) In determining whether an applicant or recipient is eligible for a service or
160 benefit under this part or Chapter 40, Utah Children's Health Insurance Act, the department
161 shall, if Subsection (8)(b) is satisfied, exclude from consideration one passenger vehicle
162 designated by the applicant or recipient.
163 (b) Before Subsection (8)(a) may be applied:
164 (i) the federal government must:
165 (A) determine that Subsection (8)(a) may be implemented within the state's existing
166 public assistance-related waivers as of January 1, 1999;
167 (B) extend a waiver to the state permitting the implementation of Subsection (8)(a); or
168 (C) determine that the state's waivers that permit dual eligibility determinations for
169 cash assistance and Medicaid are no longer valid; and
170 (ii) the department must determine that Subsection (8)(a) can be implemented within
171 existing funding.
172 (9) (a) For purposes of this Subsection (9):
173 (i) "aged, blind, or disabled" shall be defined by administrative rule; and
174 (ii) "spend down" means an amount of income in excess of the allowable income
175 standard that must be paid in cash to the department or incurred through the medical services
176 not paid by Medicaid.
177 (b) In determining whether an applicant or recipient who is aged, blind, or disabled is
178 eligible for a service or benefit under this chapter, the department shall use 100% of the federal
179 poverty level as:
180 (i) the allowable income standard for eligibility for services or benefits; and
181 (ii) the allowable income standard for eligibility as a result of spend down.
182 Section 4. Section 26-47-103 is amended to read:
183 26-47-103. Department to award grants for assistance to persons with bleeding
185 (1) For purposes of this section:
186 (a) "Hemophilia services" means a program for medical care, including the costs of
187 blood transfusions, and the use of blood derivatives and blood clotting factors.
188 (b) "Person with a bleeding disorder" means a person:
189 (i) who is medically diagnosed with hemophilia or a bleeding disorder;
190 (ii) who is not eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program; and
191 (iii) who has either:
192 (A) insurance coverage that excludes coverage for hemophilia services;
193 (B) exceeded the person's insurance plan's annual maximum benefits;
194 (C) exceeded the person's annual or lifetime maximum benefits payable under Title
195 31A, Chapter 29, Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool Act; or
196 (D) insurance coverage available under either private health insurance, Title 31A,
197 Chapter 29, Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool Act, Utah mini COBRA coverage under
198 Section 31A-22-722 , or federal COBRA coverage, but the premiums for that coverage are
199 greater than a percentage of the person's annual adjusted gross income as established by the
200 department by administrative rule.
201 (2) (a) Within appropriations specified by the Legislature for this purpose, the
202 department shall make grants to public and nonprofit entities who assist persons with bleeding
203 disorders with the cost of obtaining hemophilia services or the cost of insurance premiums for
204 coverage of hemophilia services.
205 (b) Applicants for grants under this section:
206 (i) must be submitted to the department in writing; and
207 (ii) must comply with Subsection (3).
208 (3) Applications for grants under this section shall include:
209 (a) a statement of specific, measurable objectives, and the methods to be used to assess
210 the achievement of those objectives;
211 (b) a description of the personnel responsible for carrying out the activities of the grant
212 along with a statement justifying the use of any grant funds for the personnel;
213 (c) letters and other forms of evidence showing that efforts have been made to secure
214 financial and professional assistance and support for the services to be provided under the
216 (d) a list of services to be provided by the applicant;
217 (e) the schedule of fees to be charged by the applicant; and
218 (f) other provisions as determined by the department.
219 (4) The department may accept grants, gifts, and donations of money or property for
220 use by the grant program.
221 (5) (a) The department shall establish rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3,
222 Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, governing the application form, process, and criteria it
223 will use in awarding grants under this section.
224 (b) The department shall [
225 grant program:
226 (i) by no later than November 1; and
227 (ii) to the Health and Human Services Interim Committee and [
231 Section 5. Section 53-2-406 is amended to read:
232 53-2-406. Reporting.
233 By no later than December 31 of each year, the division shall provide a written report to
234 the governor and the [
235 and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee of:
236 (1) the division's activities under this part;
237 (2) monies expended in accordance with this part; and
238 (3) the balances in the disaster recovery fund.
239 Section 6. Section 53-10-606 is amended to read:
240 53-10-606. Committee to report annually.
241 (1) The committee shall submit an annual report to the [
243 Subcommittee, which shall include:
244 (a) the total aggregate surcharge collected by local entities and the state in the last
245 fiscal year under Sections 69-2-5 and 69-2-5.6 ;
246 (b) the amount of each disbursement from the fund;
247 (c) the recipient of each disbursement and describing the project for which money was
249 (d) the conditions, if any, placed by the committee on disbursements from the fund;
250 (e) the planned expenditures from the fund for the next fiscal year;
251 (f) the amount of any unexpended funds carried forward;
252 (g) a cost study to guide the Legislature towards necessary adjustments of both the
253 Statewide Unified E-911 Emergency Service Fund and the monthly emergency services
254 telephone charge imposed under Section 69-2-5 ; and
255 (h) a progress report of local government implementation of wireless and land-based
256 E-911 services including:
257 (i) a fund balance or balance sheet from each agency maintaining its own emergency
258 telephone service fund;
259 (ii) a report from each public safety answering point of annual call activity separating
260 wireless and land-based 911 call volumes; and
261 (iii) other relevant justification for ongoing support from the Statewide Unified E-911
262 Emergency Service Fund.
263 (2) (a) The committee may request information from a local entity as necessary to
264 prepare the report required by this section.
265 (b) A local entity imposing a levy under Section 69-2-5 or receiving a grant under
266 Section 53-10-605 shall provide the information requested pursuant to Subsection (2)(a).
267 Section 7. Section 53B-17-804 is amended to read:
268 53B-17-804. Reporting.
269 (1) (a) The board, through the director and the board chair, shall provide by no later
270 than July 1 of each year, a written report to:
271 (i) the president of the university; and
272 (ii) the Business and Labor Interim Committee.
273 (b) The report required by this Subsection (1) shall:
274 (i) summarize the center's activities and accomplishments in the immediate proceeding
275 calendar year; and
276 (ii) provide information and the board's advice and recommendations on how the state,
277 university, and the center can:
278 (A) improve workplace health and safety; and
279 (B) contribute to economic growth and development in Utah and the surrounding
281 (2) (a) If the center receives in a fiscal year monies from the Eddie P. Mayne
282 Workplace Safety and Occupational Health Funding Program provided for in Section
283 34A-2-701 , the center shall provide a written report:
284 (i) by no later than the August 15 following the fiscal year;
285 (ii) to the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst;
286 (iii) for review by the [
288 (iv) that accounts for the expenditure of monies received in the fiscal year by the center
289 from the Eddie P. Mayne Workplace Safety and Occupational Health Funding Program
290 including impact on workplace safety in Utah; and
291 (v) that includes a preliminary statement as to monies the center will request from the
292 Eddie P. Mayne Workplace Safety and Occupational Health Funding Program for the fiscal
293 year following the day on which the report is provided.
294 (b) A report provided under this Subsection (2) meets the reporting requirements under
295 Subsection 34A-2-701 (5)(b)(i)(B).
296 Section 8. Section 59-5-102 is amended to read:
297 59-5-102. Severance tax -- Rate -- Computation -- Annual exemption -- Tax credit
298 -- Tax rate reduction -- Study by Tax Review Commission -- Study by commission.
299 (1) Each person owning an interest, working interest, royalty interest, payments out of
300 production, or any other interest, in oil or gas produced from a well in the state, or in the
301 proceeds of the production, shall pay to the state a severance tax on the basis of the value
302 determined under Section 59-5-103.1 of the oil or gas:
303 (a) produced; and
304 (b) (i) saved;
305 (ii) sold; or
306 (iii) transported from the field where the substance was produced.
307 (2) (a) Subject to Subsection (2)(d), the severance tax rate for oil is as follows:
308 (i) 3% of the value of the oil up to and including the first $13 per barrel for oil; and
309 (ii) 5% of the value of the oil from $13.01 and above per barrel for oil.
310 (b) Subject to Subsection (2)(d), the severance tax rate for natural gas is as follows:
311 (i) 3% of the value of the natural gas up to and including the first $1.50 per MCF for
312 gas; and
313 (ii) 5% of the value of the natural gas from $1.51 and above per MCF for gas.
314 (c) Subject to Subsection (2)(d), the severance tax rate for natural gas liquids is 4% of
315 the value of the natural gas liquids.
316 (d) (i) On or before December 15, 2004, the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst
317 and the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget shall prepare a revenue forecast estimating
318 the amount of revenues that:
319 (A) would be generated by the taxes imposed by this part for the calendar year
320 beginning on January 1, 2004 had 2004 General Session S.B. 191 not taken effect; and
321 (B) will be generated by the taxes imposed by this part for the calendar year beginning
322 on January 1, 2004.
323 (ii) Effective on January 1, 2005, the tax rates described in Subsections (2)(a) through
324 (c) shall be:
325 (A) increased as provided in Subsection (2)(d)(iii) if the amount of revenues estimated
326 under Subsection (2)(d)(i)(B) is less than the amount of revenues estimated under Subsection
327 (2)(d)(i)(A); or
328 (B) decreased as provided in Subsection (2)(d)(iii) if the amount of revenues estimated
329 under Subsection (2)(d)(i)(B) is greater than the amount of revenues estimated under
330 Subsection (2)(d)(i)(A).
331 (iii) For purposes of Subsection (2)(d)(ii):
332 (A) subject to Subsection (2)(d)(iv)(B):
333 (I) if an increase is required under Subsection (2)(d)(ii)(A), the total increase in the tax
334 rates shall be by the amount necessary to generate for the calendar year beginning on January 1,
335 2005 revenues equal to the amount by which the revenues estimated under Subsection
336 (2)(d)(i)(A) exceed the revenues estimated under Subsection (2)(d)(i)(B); or
337 (II) if a decrease is required under Subsection (2)(d)(ii)(B), the total decrease in the tax
338 rates shall be by the amount necessary to reduce for the calendar year beginning on January 1,
339 2005 revenues equal to the amount by which the revenues estimated under Subsection
340 (2)(d)(i)(B) exceed the revenues estimated under Subsection (2)(d)(i)(A); and
341 (B) an increase or decrease in each tax rate under Subsection (2)(d)(ii) shall be in
342 proportion to the amount of revenues generated by each tax rate under this part for the calendar
343 year beginning on January 1, 2003.
344 (iv) (A) The commission shall calculate any tax rate increase or decrease required by
345 Subsection (2)(d)(ii) using the best information available to the commission.
346 (B) If the tax rates described in Subsections (2)(a) through (c) are increased or
347 decreased as provided in this Subsection (2)(d), the commission shall mail a notice to each
348 person required to file a return under this part stating the tax rate in effect on January 1, 2005
349 as a result of the increase or decrease.
355 (3) If oil or gas is shipped outside the state:
356 (a) the shipment constitutes a sale; and
357 (b) the oil or gas is subject to the tax imposed by this section.
358 (4) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (4)(b), if the oil or gas is stockpiled, the tax is
359 not imposed until the oil or gas is:
360 (i) sold;
361 (ii) transported; or
362 (iii) delivered.
363 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (4)(a), if oil or gas is stockpiled for more than two
364 years, the oil or gas is subject to the tax imposed by this section.
365 (5) A tax is not imposed under this section upon:
366 (a) stripper wells, unless the exemption prevents the severance tax from being treated
367 as a deduction for federal tax purposes;
368 (b) the first 12 months of production for wildcat wells started after January 1, 1990; or
369 (c) the first six months of production for development wells started after January 1,
371 (6) (a) Subject to Subsections (6)(b) and (c), a working interest owner who pays for all
372 or part of the expenses of a recompletion or workover may claim a nonrefundable tax credit
373 equal to 20% of the amount paid.
374 (b) The tax credit under Subsection (6)(a) for each recompletion or workover may not
375 exceed $30,000 per well during each calendar year.
376 (c) If any amount of tax credit a taxpayer is allowed under this Subsection (6) exceeds
377 the taxpayer's tax liability under this part for the calendar year for which the taxpayer claims
378 the tax credit, the amount of tax credit exceeding the taxpayer's tax liability for the calendar
379 year may be carried forward for the next three calendar years.
380 (7) A 50% reduction in the tax rate is imposed upon the incremental production
381 achieved from an enhanced recovery project.
382 (8) The taxes imposed by this section are:
383 (a) in addition to all other taxes provided by law; and
384 (b) delinquent, unless otherwise deferred, on June 1 next succeeding the calendar year
385 when the oil or gas is:
386 (i) produced; and
387 (ii) (A) saved;
388 (B) sold; or
389 (C) transported from the field.
390 (9) With respect to the tax imposed by this section on each owner of oil or gas or in the
391 proceeds of the production of those substances produced in the state, each owner is liable for
392 the tax in proportion to the owner's interest in the production or in the proceeds of the
394 (10) The tax imposed by this section shall be reported and paid by each producer that
395 takes oil or gas in kind pursuant to agreement on behalf of the producer and on behalf of each
396 owner entitled to participate in the oil or gas sold by the producer or transported by the
397 producer from the field where the oil or gas is produced.
398 (11) Each producer shall deduct the tax imposed by this section from the amounts due
399 to other owners for the production or the proceeds of the production.
422 provided for in this chapter to coal-to-liquids, oil shale, and tar sands technology on or before
423 the October 2011 interim meeting.
425 of not applying the tax provided for in this chapter to coal-to-liquids, oil shale, and tar sands
428 under [
429 Interim Committee on or before the November 2011 interim meeting.
457 Section 9. Section 62A-4a-207 is amended to read:
458 62A-4a-207. Legislative Oversight Panel -- Responsibilities.
459 (1) (a) There is created the Child Welfare Legislative Oversight Panel composed of the
460 following members:
461 (i) two members of the Senate, one from the majority party and one from the minority
462 party, appointed by the president of the Senate; and
463 (ii) three members of the House of Representatives, two from the majority party and
464 one from the minority party, appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives.
465 (b) Members of the panel shall serve for two-year terms, or until their successors are
467 (c) A vacancy exists whenever a member ceases to be a member of the Legislature, or
468 when a member resigns from the panel. Vacancies shall be filled by the appointing authority,
469 and the replacement shall fill the unexpired term.
470 (2) The president of the Senate shall designate one of the senators appointed to the
471 panel under Subsection (1) as the Senate chair of the panel. The speaker of the House of
472 Representatives shall designate one of the representatives appointed to the panel under
473 Subsection (1) as the House chair of the panel.
474 (3) The panel shall follow the interim committee rules established by the Legislature.
475 (4) The panel shall:
476 (a) examine and observe the process and execution of laws governing the child welfare
477 system by the executive branch and the judicial branch;
478 (b) upon request, receive testimony from the public, the juvenile court, and from all
479 state agencies involved with the child welfare system, including the division, other offices and
480 agencies within the department, the attorney general's office, the Office of Guardian Ad Litem,
481 and school districts;
482 (c) before October 1 of each year, receive reports from the division, the attorney
483 general, and the judicial branch identifying the cases not in compliance with the time limits
484 established in Section 78A-6-309 , regarding pretrial and adjudication hearings, Section
485 78A-6-312 , regarding dispositional hearings and reunification services, and Section
486 78A-6-314 , regarding permanency hearings and petitions for termination, and the reasons for
487 the noncompliance;
488 (d) receive recommendations from, and make recommendations to the governor, the
489 Legislature, the attorney general, the division, the Office of Guardian Ad Litem, the juvenile
490 court, and the public;
491 (e) (i) receive reports from the executive branch and the judicial branch on budgetary
492 issues impacting the child welfare system; and
493 (ii) recommend, as the panel considers advisable, budgetary proposals to the Health
494 and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee[
495 Justice Appropriations Subcommittee[
496 recommendation should be made before December 1 of each year;
497 (f) study and recommend proposed changes to laws governing the child welfare
499 (g) study actions the state can take to preserve, unify, and strengthen the child's family
500 ties whenever possible in the child's best interest, including recognizing the constitutional
501 rights and claims of parents whenever those family ties are severed or infringed;
502 (h) perform such other duties related to the oversight of the child welfare system as the
503 panel considers appropriate; and
504 (i) annually report the panel's findings and recommendations to the president of the
505 Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the Health and Human Services Interim
506 Committee, and the Judiciary Interim Committee.
507 (5) (a) The panel has authority to review and discuss individual cases.
508 (b) When an individual case is discussed, the panel's meeting may be closed pursuant
509 to Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act.
510 (c) When discussing an individual case, the panel shall make reasonable efforts to
511 identify and consider the concerns of all parties to the case.
512 (6) (a) The panel has authority to make recommendations to the Legislature, the
513 governor, the Board of Juvenile Court Judges, the division, and any other statutorily created
514 entity related to the policies and procedures of the child welfare system. The panel does not
515 have authority to make recommendations to the court, the division, or any other public or
516 private entity regarding the disposition of any individual case.
517 (b) The panel may hold public hearings, as it considers advisable, in various locations
518 within the state in order to afford all interested persons an opportunity to appear and present
519 their views regarding the child welfare system in this state.
520 (7) (a) All records of the panel regarding individual cases shall be classified private,
521 and may be disclosed only in accordance with federal law and the provisions of Title 63G,
522 Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act.
523 (b) The panel shall have access to all of the division's records, including those
524 regarding individual cases. In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records
525 Access and Management Act, all documents and information received by the panel shall
526 maintain the same classification that was designated by the division.
527 (8) In order to accomplish its oversight functions, the panel has:
528 (a) all powers granted to legislative interim committees in Section 36-12-11 ; and
529 (b) legislative subpoena powers under Title 36, Chapter 14, Legislative Subpoena
531 (9) Members of the panel shall receive salary and expenses in accordance with Section
532 36-2-2 .
533 (10) (a) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall provide staff
534 support to the panel.
535 (b) The panel is authorized to employ additional professional assistance and other staff
536 members as it considers necessary and appropriate.
537 Section 10. Section 63M-1-1206 is amended to read:
538 63M-1-1206. Board duties and powers.
539 (1) The board shall:
540 (a) establish criteria and procedures for the allocation and issuance of contingent tax
541 credits to designated investors by means of certificates issued by the board, provided that a
542 contingent tax credit may not be issued unless the Utah fund of funds:
543 (i) first agrees to treat the amount of the tax credit redeemed by the state as a loan from
544 the state to the Utah fund of funds; and
545 (ii) agrees to repay the loan upon terms and conditions established by the board;
546 (b) establish criteria and procedures for assessing the likelihood of future certificate
547 redemptions by designated investors, including:
548 (i) criteria and procedures for evaluating the value of investments made by the Utah
549 fund of funds; and
550 (ii) the returns from the Utah fund of funds;
551 (c) establish criteria and procedures for registering and redeeming contingent tax
552 credits by designated investors holding certificates issued by the board;
553 (d) establish a target rate of return or range of returns on venture capital investments of
554 the Utah fund of funds;
555 (e) establish criteria and procedures governing commitments obtained by the board
556 from designated purchasers including:
557 (i) entering into commitments with designated purchasers; and
558 (ii) drawing on commitments to redeem certificates from designated investors;
559 (f) have power to:
560 (i) expend funds;
561 (ii) invest funds;
562 (iii) issue debt and borrow funds;
563 (iv) enter into contracts;
564 (v) insure against loss; and
565 (vi) perform any other act necessary to carry out its purpose; and
566 (g) make, amend, and repeal rules for the conduct of its affairs, consistent with this part
567 and in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
568 (2) (a) All rules made by the board under Subsection (1)(g) are subject to review by the
569 Legislative Management Committee:
570 (i) whenever made, modified, or repealed; and
571 (ii) in each even-numbered year.
572 (b) Subsection (2)(a) does not preclude the legislative Administrative Rules Review
573 Committee from reviewing and taking appropriate action on any rule made, amended, or
574 repealed by the board.
575 (3) (a) The criteria and procedures established by the board for the allocation and
576 issuance of contingent tax credits shall:
577 (i) include the contingencies that must be met for a certificate and its related tax credits
578 to be:
579 (A) issued by the board;
580 (B) transferred by a designated investor; and
581 (C) redeemed by a designated investor in order to receive a contingent tax credit; and
582 (ii) tie the contingencies for redemption of certificates to:
583 (A) the targeted rates of return and scheduled redemptions of equity interests purchased
584 by designated investors in the Utah fund of funds; and
585 (B) the scheduled principal and interest payments payable to designated investors that
586 have made loans or other debt obligations to the Utah fund of funds.
587 (b) The board may not issue contingent tax credits under this part prior to July 1, 2004.
588 (4) (a) The board may charge a placement fee to the Utah fund of funds for the
589 issuance of a certificate and related contingent tax credit to a designated investor.
590 (b) The fee shall:
591 (i) be charged only to pay for reasonable and necessary costs of the board; and
592 (ii) not exceed .5% of the private investment of the designated investor.
593 (5) The board's criteria and procedures for redeeming certificates:
594 (a) shall give priority to the redemption amount from the available funds in the
595 redemption reserve; and
596 (b) to the extent there are insufficient funds in the redemption reserve to redeem
597 certificates, shall grant the board the option to redeem certificates:
598 (i) by certifying a contingent tax credit to the designated investor; or
599 (ii) by making demand on designated purchasers consistent with the requirements of
600 Section 63M-1-1221 .
601 (6) (a) The board shall, in consultation with the corporation, publish an annual report
602 of the activities conducted by the Utah fund of funds, and [
603 governor and the [
604 Development and Revenue Appropriations Subcommittee.
605 (b) The annual report shall:
606 (i) include a copy of the audit of the Utah fund of funds and a valuation of the assets of
607 the Utah fund of funds;
608 (ii) review the progress of the investment fund allocation manager in implementing its
609 investment plan; and
610 (iii) describe any redemption or transfer of a certificate issued under this part.
611 (c) The annual report may not identify any specific designated investor who has
612 redeemed or transferred a certificate.
613 (d) (i) Beginning July 1, 2006, and thereafter every two years, the board shall publish a
614 progress report which shall evaluate the progress of the state in accomplishing the purposes
615 stated in Section 63M-1-1202 .
616 (ii) The board shall give a copy of the report to the Legislature.
617 Section 11. Section 63M-1-1901 is amended to read:
618 63M-1-1901. Military installation projects for economic development -- Funding
619 -- Criteria -- Dispersal -- Report.
620 (1) The Legislature recognizes that significant growth in the state's economy can be
621 achieved by state and local support of the continuing expansion and development of federal
622 military installations throughout the state.
623 (2) The office, through its director, may receive and distribute legislative
624 appropriations and public and private grants and donations for military installation projects
626 (a) have a strong probability of increasing the growth and development of a military
627 facility within the state, thereby providing significant economic benefits to the state;
628 (b) will provide a significant number of new jobs within the state that should remain
629 within the state for a period of several years; and
630 (c) involve a partnership between the military and private industry or local government
631 or the military and private industry and local government.
632 (3) (a) The director may distribute monies under this section to:
633 (i) a regional or statewide nonprofit economic development organization; or
634 (ii) a federal military partnership that has the mission of promoting the economic
635 growth of a military installation.
636 (b) The director shall make a distribution under this section upon:
637 (i) receipt of an application on a form prescribed by the office that lists:
638 (A) the particulars of the proposed use of the monies requested, such as needed
639 equipment purchases and anticipated training costs;
640 (B) the estimated number of new jobs that will be created by the proposed project;
641 (C) pending contracts related to the project that are to be finalized from funding
642 anticipated under this section; and
643 (D) a projected date on which the applicant shall provide the director with a report on
644 the implementation and performance of the project, including the creation of new jobs; and
645 (ii) a determination by the director that the project satisfies the requirements listed in
646 Subsection (2).
647 (c) (i) The office shall monitor the activities of a recipient of monies under this section
648 to ensure that there is compliance with the terms and conditions imposed on the recipient under
649 this part.
650 (ii) The office shall [
651 Services and Community and Economic Development Interim Committee and the [
653 Subcommittee on the use and impact of the monies distributed under this section, with the first
654 report to occur not later than September 1, 2005.
657 Section 12. Section 63M-1-2408 is amended to read:
658 63M-1-2408. Transition clause -- Renegotiation of agreements -- Payment of
659 partial rebates.
660 (1) As used in this section, "partial rebate" means an agreement between the office and
661 a business entity under which the state agrees to pay back to the business entity a portion of
662 new state revenues generated by a business entity's new commercial project.
663 (2) (a) Unless modified or renegotiated as provided in Subsection (2)(b), the Division
664 of Finance shall make partial rebate payments due under agreements entered into by the office
665 before May 5, 2008 as provided in this section.
666 (b) By January 1, 2009, the office shall:
667 (i) contact each business entity with whom the office entered into an agreement under
668 former Section 63M-1-1304 or 63M-1-1704 ; and
669 (ii) subject to the limits established in Subsection 63M-1-2404 (3)(b), seek to modify
670 those agreements for the sole purpose of providing the incentives in the form of tax credits
671 under this part rather than partial rebates.
672 (c) The office shall:
673 (i) for each modified agreement granting tax credits, follow the procedures and
674 requirements of Section 63M-1-2405 ; and
675 (ii) for each agreement that still requires the state to pay partial rebates to the business
676 entity, follow the procedures and requirements of this section[
680 (3) (a) There is created a restricted account in the General Fund known as the
681 Economic Incentive Restricted Account.
682 (b) The account shall consist of monies transferred into the account by the Division of
683 Finance from the General Fund as provided in this section.
684 (c) The Division of Finance shall make payments from the account as required by this
686 (4) (a) Each business entity seeking a partial rebate shall follow the procedures and
687 requirements of this Subsection (4) to obtain a partial rebate.
688 (b) Within 90 days of the end of each calendar year, a business entity seeking a partial
689 rebate shall:
690 (i) provide the office with documentation of the new state revenues that the business
691 entity generated during the preceding calendar year; and
692 (ii) ensure that the documentation includes:
693 (A) the types of taxes and corresponding amounts of taxes paid directly to the State
694 Tax Commission; and
695 (B) the sales taxes paid to Utah vendors and suppliers that were indirectly paid to the
696 State Tax Commission.
697 (c) The office shall:
698 (i) audit or review the documentation for accuracy;
699 (ii) based upon its analysis of the documentation, determine the amount of partial
700 rebates that the business entity earned under the agreement; and
701 (iii) submit to the Division of Finance:
702 (A) a request for payment of partial rebates to the business entity;
703 (B) the name and address of the payee; and
704 (C) any other information requested by the Division of Finance.
705 (5) Upon receipt of a request for payment of partial rebates from the office, the
706 Division of Finance shall:
707 (a) transfer from the General Fund to the restricted account the amount contained in the
708 request for payment of partial rebates after reducing the amount transferred by any
709 unencumbered balances in the restricted account; and
710 (b) notwithstanding Subsections 51-5-3 (23)(b) and 63J-1-104 (3)(b), after receiving a
711 request for payment of partial rebates and making the transfer required by Subsection (5)(a),
712 the Division of Finance shall pay the partial rebates from the account.
713 Section 13. Section 63M-2-302 is amended to read:
714 63M-2-302. Governing authority powers.
715 (1) The governing authority shall:
716 (a) ensure that funds appropriated and received for research and development at the
717 research universities and for the technology outreach program are used appropriately,
718 effectively, and efficiently in accordance with the intent of the Legislature;
719 (b) in cooperation with the universities' administrations, expand key research at the two
720 research universities;
721 (c) enhance technology transfer and commercialization of research and technologies
722 developed at the research universities to create high-quality jobs and new industries in the
723 private sector in Utah;
724 (d) review state and local economic development plans and appropriations to ensure
725 that the project and appropriations do not duplicate existing or planned programs;
726 (e) establish economic development objectives for the project;
727 (f) by following the procedures and requirements of Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
728 Administrative Rulemaking Act, make rules for allocating monies appropriated to it for
729 research teams and for the commercialization of new technology between Utah State
730 University and the University of Utah;
731 (g) verify that the project is being enhanced by research grants and that it is meeting the
732 governing authority's economic development objectives;
733 (h) monitor all research plans that are part of the project at the research universities to
734 determine that appropriations are being spent in accordance with legislative intent and to
735 maximize the benefit and return to the state;
736 (i) develop methods and incentives to encourage investment in and contributions to the
737 project from the private sector; and
738 (j) annually report and make recommendations to:
739 (i) the governor; and
742 (2) The governing authority may:
743 (a) in addition to monies received by it from the Legislature, receive contributions from
744 any source in the form of money, property, labor, or other things of value for the project;
745 (b) subject to any restrictions imposed by the donation, appropriations, or bond
746 authorizations, allocate monies received by it among the research universities, technology
747 outreach program, and technology transfer offices to support commercialization and technology
748 transfer to the private sector; or
749 (c) enter into agreements necessary to obtain private equity investment in the project.
750 (3) All money appropriated to the governing authority is nonlapsing.
751 (4) The governing authority shall report to the Economic Development and Revenue
752 Appropriations Subcommittee and to the Legislative Executive Appropriations Committee by
753 November 1 of each year on its activities, including:
754 (a) the achievement of the objectives and duties provided under this part;
755 (b) its annual expenditure of funds; and
756 (c) nonlapsing balances retained by the governing authority.
757 Section 14. Section 63M-11-204 is amended to read:
758 63M-11-204. Annual report by the commission.
759 (1) The commission shall annually prepare and publish a report directed to the:
760 (a) governor; and
761 (b) [
762 Services Interim Committee.
763 (2) The report described in Subsection (1) shall:
764 (a) describe how the commission fulfilled its statutory purposes and duties during the
765 year; and
766 (b) contain recommendations on how the state should act to address issues relating to
767 the aging population.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-27-10 7:46 AM