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S.B. 265

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BUDGET REVISIONS - DRUG COURT EXPANSION

             2     
2010 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Daniel R. Liljenquist

             5     
House Sponsor: John Dougall

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill eliminates the drug board pilot program and provides funds to the Department
             10      of Human Services to expand the drug court program statewide.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    eliminates the drug board pilot program; and
             14          .    provides funds to the Department of Human Services to expand the drug court
             15      program statewide.
             16      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2010.
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      AMENDS:
             22          51-9-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 295
             23     
             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 51-9-201 is amended to read:
             26           51-9-201. Creation of Tobacco Settlement Restricted Account.
             27          (1) There is created within the General Fund a restricted account known as the


             28      "Tobacco Settlement Restricted Account."
             29          (2) The account shall earn interest.
             30          (3) The account shall consist of:
             31          (a) until July 1, 2003, 50% of all funds of every kind that are received by the state that
             32      are related to the settlement agreement that the state entered into with leading tobacco
             33      manufacturers on November 23, 1998;
             34          (b) on and after July 1, 2003 and until July 1, 2004, 80% of all funds of every kind that
             35      are received by the state that are related to the settlement agreement that the state entered into
             36      with leading tobacco manufacturers on November 23, 1998;
             37          (c) on and after July 1, 2004 and until July 1, 2005, 70% of all funds of every kind that
             38      are received by the state that are related to the settlement agreement that the state entered into
             39      with leading tobacco manufacturers on November 23, 1998;
             40          (d) on and after July 1, 2005 and until July 1, 2007, 75% of all funds of every kind that
             41      are received by the state that are related to the settlement agreement that the state entered into
             42      with leading tobacco manufacturers on November 23, 1998;
             43          (e) on and after July 1, 2007, 60% of all funds of every kind that are received by the
             44      state that are related to the settlement agreement that the state entered into with leading tobacco
             45      manufacturers on November 23, 1998; and
             46          (f) interest earned on the account.
             47          (4) To the extent that funds will be available for appropriation in a given fiscal year,
             48      those funds shall be appropriated from the account in the following order:
             49          (a) $10,452,900 to the Department of Health for the Children's Health Insurance
             50      Program created in Section 26-40-103 and for restoration of dental benefits in the Children's
             51      Health Insurance Program;
             52          (b) $3,847,100 to the Department of Health for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug
             53      prevention, reduction, cessation, and control programs that promote unified messages and
             54      make use of media outlets, including radio, newspaper, billboards, and television, and with a
             55      preference in funding given to tobacco-related programs;
             56          (c) $193,700 to the Administrative Office of the Courts and [$1,471,700] $2,325,400
             57      to the Department of Human Services for the statewide expansion of the drug court program;
             58          [(d) $77,400 to the Board of Pardons, $81,700 to the Department of Corrections, and


             59      $175,500 to the Department of Human Services for a drug board pilot program;]
             60          [(e)] (d) $4,000,000 to the State Board of Regents for the University of Utah Health
             61      Sciences Center to benefit the health and well-being of Utah citizens through in-state research,
             62      treatment, and educational activities; and
             63          [(f)] (e) any remaining funds as directed by the Legislature through appropriation.
             64          (5) (a) If tobacco funds in dispute for attorney fees are received by the state, those
             65      funds shall be divided and deposited in accordance with Subsection (3) and Section 51-9-202 .
             66          (b) The amount appropriated from the Tobacco Settlement Restricted Account to the
             67      Department of Health for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug programs described in Subsection
             68      (4)(b), including the funding preference for tobacco-related programs, shall be increased by up
             69      to $2,000,000 in a given fiscal year to the extent that funds in dispute for attorney fees are
             70      available to the state for appropriation from the account.
             71          (6) Each state agency identified in Subsection (4) shall provide an annual report on the
             72      program and activities funded under Subsection (4) to:
             73          (a) the Health and Human Services Interim Committee no later than September 1; and
             74          (b) the Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee.
             75          Section 2. Effective date.
             76          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2010.




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