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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:
19 Other Special Clauses:
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
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
28 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. Section 73-29-101 is enacted to read:
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. Definitions.
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:
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
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 recreation for sportsmen;
49 (v) one representative from municipal government;
50 (vi) five representatives who are elected officials from county government, or the
51 elected official's designee, one each representing:
52 (A) Box Elder County;
53 (B) Davis County;
54 (C) Salt Lake County;
55 (D) Tooele County; and
56 (E) Weber County; and
57 (vii) one representative of a publicly owned treatment works.
58 (3) (a) Except as required by Subsection (3)(b), each member shall serve a four-year
60 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), at the time of appointment or reappointment,
61 the governor shall adjust the length of terms of voting members to ensure that the terms of
62 council members are staggered so that approximately half of the council is appointed every two
64 (c) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the governor shall
65 appoint a replacement for the unexpired term with the consent of the Senate.
66 (d) A member shall hold office until the member's successor is appointed and qualified.
67 (4) The council shall determine:
68 (a) the time and place of meetings; and
69 (b) any other procedural matter not specified in this chapter.
70 (5) (a) Attendance of six members at a meeting of the council constitutes a quorum.
71 (b) A vote of the majority of the members present at a meeting when a quorum is
72 present constitutes an action of the council.
73 (6) (a) (i) A member who is not a government employee may not receive compensation
74 or benefits for the member's services, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
75 performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
76 under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
77 (ii) A member who is not a government employee may decline to receive per diem and
78 expenses for the member's service.
79 (b) (i) A state government officer or employee member who does not receive salary,
80 per diem, or expenses from the member's agency for the member's service may receive per
81 diem and expenses incurred in the performance of the official duties from the council the rates
82 established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
83 (ii) A state government officer or employee member may decline to receive per diem
84 and expenses for the member's service.
85 (c) (i) A local government member who does not receive salary, per diem, or expenses
86 from the entity that the member represents for the member's service may receive per diem and
87 expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by
88 the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
89 (ii) A local government member may decline to receive per diem and expenses for the
90 member's service.
91 (7) The Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Environmental
92 Quality shall coordinate and provide necessary staff assistance to the council.
93 Section 4. Section 73-29-202 is enacted to read:
94 73-29-202. Duties of the council.
95 (1) (a) The council shall advise the persons listed in Subsection (1)(b) on the
96 sustainable use, protection, and development of the Great Salt Lake in terms of balancing:
97 (i) sustainable use;
98 (ii) environmental health; and
99 (iii) reasonable access for existing and future development.
100 (b) The council shall advise, as provided in Subsection (1)(a):
101 (i) the governor;
102 (ii) the Department of Natural Resources; and
103 (iii) the Department of Environmental Quality.
104 (2) The council shall receive and utilize technical support from the Great Salt Lake
105 technical team created by the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands.
106 (3) The council shall assist the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of
107 Environmental Quality, and their applicable boards in accomplishing their responsibilities for
108 the Great Salt Lake.
109 (4) The council shall report annually to the Natural Resources Appropriations
110 Subcommittee on the council's activities.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-24-10 3:35 PM