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H.B. 310

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SPENDING LIMITS AMENDMENTS

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2010 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Ron Bigelow

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Senate Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies provisions in the State Appropriations and Tax Limitation Act.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    modifies the list of monies considered "appropriations" that are used in the formula
             13      that determines the state appropriations limit for each fiscal year; and
             14          .    makes technical changes.
             15      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2010.
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          63J-3-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 183
             22     
             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 63J-3-103 is amended to read:
             25           63J-3-103. Definitions.
             26          As used in this chapter:
             27          (1) (a) "Appropriations" means actual unrestricted capital and operating appropriations


             28      from unrestricted General Fund and Education Fund sources [and from non-Uniform School
             29      Fund income tax revenues as presented in the governor's executive budgets].
             30          (b) "Appropriations" includes appropriations that are contingent upon available
             31      surpluses in the General Fund and Education Fund.
             32          (c) "Appropriations" does not mean:
             33          (i) public education expenditures;
             34          (ii) Utah Education Network expenditures in support of public education;
             35          (iii) Utah College of Applied Technology expenditures in support of public education;
             36          (iv) Tax Commission expenditures related to collection of income taxes in support of
             37      public education;
             38          [(i)] (v) debt service expenditures;
             39          [(ii)] (vi) emergency expenditures;
             40          [(iii)] (vii) expenditures from all other fund or subfund sources [presented in the
             41      executive budgets];
             42          [(iv)] (viii) transfers or appropriations from the Education Fund to the Uniform School
             43      Fund;
             44          [(v)] (ix) transfers into, or appropriations made to, the General Fund Budget Reserve
             45      Account established in Section 63J-1-312 ;
             46          [(vi)] (x) transfers into, or appropriations made to, the Education Budget Reserve
             47      Account established in Section 63J-1-313 ;
             48          [(vii)] (xi) transfers in accordance with Section 63J-1-314 into, or appropriations made
             49      to the State Disaster Recovery Restricted Account created in Section 53-2-403 ;
             50          [(viii)] (xii) monies appropriated to fund the total one-time project costs for the
             51      construction of capital developments as defined in Section 63A-5-104 ;
             52          [(ix)] (xiii) transfers or deposits into or appropriations made to the Centennial Highway
             53      Fund Restricted Account created by Section 72-2-118 ;
             54          [(x)] (xiv) transfers or deposits into or appropriations made to the Transportation
             55      Investment Fund of 2005 created by Section 72-2-124 ;
             56          [(xi)] (xv) transfers or deposits into or appropriations made to:
             57          (A) the Department of Transportation from any source; or
             58          (B) any transportation-related account or fund from any source; or


             59          [(xii)] (xvi) supplemental appropriations from the General Fund to the Division of
             60      Forestry, Fire, and State Lands to provide monies for wildland fire control expenses incurred
             61      during the current or previous fire years.
             62          (2) "Base year real per capita appropriations" means the result obtained for the state by
             63      dividing the fiscal year 1985 actual appropriations of the state less debt monies by:
             64          (a) the state's July 1, 1983 population; and
             65          (b) the fiscal year 1983 inflation index divided by 100.
             66          (3) "Calendar year" means the time period beginning on January 1 of any given year
             67      and ending on December 31 of the same year.
             68          (4) "Fiscal emergency" means an extraordinary occurrence requiring immediate
             69      expenditures and includes the settlement under Laws of Utah 1988, Fourth Special Session,
             70      Chapter 4.
             71          (5) "Fiscal year" means the time period beginning on July 1 of any given year and
             72      ending on June 30 of the subsequent year.
             73          (6) "Fiscal year 1985 actual base year appropriations" means fiscal year 1985 actual
             74      capital and operations appropriations from General Fund and non-Uniform School Fund
             75      income tax revenue sources, less debt monies.
             76          (7) "Inflation index" means the change in the general price level of goods and services
             77      as measured by the Gross National Product Implicit Price Deflator of the Bureau of Economic
             78      Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce calculated as provided in Section 63J-3-202 .
             79          (8) (a) "Maximum allowable appropriations limit" means the appropriations that could
             80      be, or could have been, spent in any given year under the limitations of this chapter.
             81          (b) "Maximum allowable appropriations limit" does not mean actual appropriations
             82      spent or actual expenditures.
             83          (9) "Most recent fiscal year's inflation index" means the fiscal year inflation index two
             84      fiscal years previous to the fiscal year for which the maximum allowable inflation and
             85      population appropriations limit is being computed under this chapter.
             86          (10) "Most recent fiscal year's population" means the fiscal year population two fiscal
             87      years previous to the fiscal year for which the maximum allowable inflation and population
             88      appropriations limit is being computed under this chapter.
             89          (11) "Population" means the number of residents of the state as of July 1 of each year


             90      as calculated by the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget according to the procedures and
             91      requirements of Section 63J-3-202 .
             92          (12) "Revenues" means the revenues of the state from every tax, penalty, receipt, and
             93      other monetary exaction and interest connected with it that are recorded as unrestricted revenue
             94      of the General Fund and from non-Uniform School Fund income tax revenues, except as
             95      specifically exempted by this chapter.
             96          (13) "Security" means any bond, note, warrant, or other evidence of indebtedness,
             97      whether or not the bond, note, warrant, or other evidence of indebtedness is or constitutes an
             98      "indebtedness" within the meaning of any provision of the constitution or laws of this state.
             99          Section 2. Effective date.
             100          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2010.




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