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H.B. 343

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GREAT SALT LAKE ADVISORY COUNCIL

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2010 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Ben C. Ferry

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Senate Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

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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:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      ENACTS:
             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
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             28      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             29          Section 1. Section 73-29-101 is enacted to read:
             30     
CHAPTER 29. GREAT SALT LAKE ADVISORY COUNCIL ACT

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Part 1. General Provisions

             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:
             39     
Part 2. Advisory Council Organization and Duties

             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
             44      Senate:
             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


             59      term.
             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
             63      years.
             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.




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