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H.B. 273






Chief Sponsor: Eric K. Hutchings

Senate Sponsor: Mark B. Madsen

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies provisions of Title 36, Chapter 26, the Utah International Trade
             11      Commission.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    changes the name of the Utah International Trade Commission to the Utah
             15      International Relations and Trade Commission; and
             16          .    clarifies the duties of the commission to include the promotion of international
             17      relations between Utah and other countries.
             18      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          36-26-101, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 362
             25          36-26-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 306
             26          36-26-103, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 362

             28      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             29          Section 1. Section 36-26-101 is amended to read:

             31           36-26-101. Title.
             32          This chapter is known as the "Utah International Relations and Trade Commission."
             33          Section 2. Section 36-26-102 is amended to read:
             34           36-26-102. Utah International Relations and Trade Commission -- Creation --
             35      Membership -- Chairs -- Per diem and expenses.
             36          (1) There is created the Utah International Relations and Trade Commission.
             37          (2) The commission membership consists of 11 members:
             38          (a) eight members to be appointed as follows:
             39          (i) five members from the House of Representatives, appointed by the speaker of the
             40      House of Representatives, no more than three from the same political party; and
             41          (ii) three members from the Senate, appointed by the president of the Senate, no more
             42      than two members from the same political party;
             43          (b) two nonvoting members to be appointed by the governor; and
             44          (c) the Utah Attorney General or designee, who is a nonvoting member.
             45          (3) (a) The members appointed or reappointed by the governor shall serve two-year
             46      terms.
             47          (b) Notwithstanding the requirement of Subsection (3)(a), the governor shall, at the
             48      time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of
             49      these members are staggered so that approximately half of the members are appointed or
             50      reappointed under Subsection (3)(c) every two years.
             51          (c) When a vacancy occurs among members appointed by the governor, the
             52      replacement shall be appointed for the unexpired term.
             53          (d) One of the two members appointed by the governor shall be from a Utah industry
             54      involved in international trade.
             55          (4) Four members of the commission constitute a quorum.
             56          (5) (a) The speaker of the House of Representatives shall designate a member of the
             57      House of Representatives appointed under Subsection (2)(a) as a cochair of the commission.
             58          (b) The president of the Senate shall designate a member of the Senate appointed under

             59      Subsection (2)(a) as a cochair of the commission.
             60          (6) (a) State government officer and employee members who do not receive salary, per
             61      diem, or expenses from their agency for their commission service may receive per diem and
             62      expenses at the rates incurred in the performance of their official commission duties at the rates
             63      established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             64          (b) Legislators on the commission receive compensation and expenses as provided by
             65      law and legislative rule.
             66          Section 3. Section 36-26-103 is amended to read:
             67           36-26-103. Duties.
             68          The commission shall:
             69          (1) comply with the rules of legislative interim committees unless those rules conflict
             70      with this section;
             71          (2) study and make recommendations to the Legislature concerning:
             72          (a) the impact of international treaties adopted by the United States Senate on the
             73      Legislature's constitutional powers to regulate state affairs, public and private;
             74          (b) the creation, duties and powers, and oversight of a state trade representative or state
             75      point of contact; and
             76          (c) the promotion of international relations and trade with Utah;
             77          (3) maintain active communication with:
             78          (a) the United States trade representative's office;
             79          (b) Utah's congressional delegation;
             80          (c) Utah's state trade representative or state point of contact, if created; and
             81          (d) any other organization whose mission involves international relations and trade in
             82      the United States as the commission considers appropriate; and
             83          (4) have no more than four paid meetings per year.

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