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First Substitute H.B. 158

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 3:32 PM by lerror. -->

Representative Christopher N. Herrod proposes the following substitute bill:





Chief Sponsor: Christopher N. Herrod

Senate Sponsor: David P. Hinkins

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill amends provisions relating to the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office to
             11      provide for coordination with political subdivisions.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    defines terms;
             15          .    requires the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office to send an electronic notice
             16      once a year to political subdivisions; and
             17          .    makes technical changes.
             18      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          63J-4-601, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 121
             25          63J-4-602, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382

             26          63J-4-603, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 121 and 262
             28      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             29          Section 1. Section 63J-4-601 is amended to read:
             30           63J-4-601. Definitions.
             31          As used in this part:
             32          (1) "Coordinator" means the [public lands] policy coordinator appointed in this part.
             33          (2) "Federal agency" means H. the .H :
             34          (a) H. United States .H Environmental Protection Agency;
             35          (b) United States Army Corps of Engineers;
             36          (c) United States Department of the Interior; and
             37          (d) United States Department of Agriculture.
             38          [(2)] (3) "Office" means the Public Lands H. [ and Federal ] .H Policy
             38a      Coordinating Office
             39      created by this part.
             40          [(3)] (4) "Political subdivision" means a county, municipality, local district, special
             41      service district, school district, interlocal cooperation agreement entity, or any administrative
             42      subunit of them.
             43          [(4)] (5) "State planning coordinator" means the person appointed under Subsection
             44      63J-4-202 (1)(a)(ii).
             45          Section 2. Section 63J-4-602 is amended to read:
             46           63J-4-602. Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office -- Coordinator --
             47      Appointment -- Qualifications -- Compensation.
             48          (1) There is created within state government the Public Lands H. [ and Federal ] .H Policy
             49      Coordinating Office. The office shall be administered by a [public lands] policy coordinator.
             50          (2) The coordinator shall be appointed by the governor with the consent of the Senate
             51      and shall serve at the pleasure of the governor.
             52          (3) The coordinator shall have demonstrated the necessary administrative and
             53      professional ability through education and experience to efficiently and effectively manage the
             54      office's affairs.
             55          (4) The coordinator and employees of the office shall receive compensation as
             56      provided in Title 67, Chapter 19, Utah State Personnel Management Act.

             57          Section 3. Section 63J-4-603 is amended to read:
             58           63J-4-603. Powers and duties of coordinator and office.
             59          (1) The coordinator and the office shall:
             60          (a) make a report to and provide staff assistance to the Constitutional Defense Council
             61      created under Section 63C-4-101 concerning R.S. 2477 rights and other public lands issues
             62      under Title 63C, Chapter 4, Constitutional Defense Council;
             63          (b) under the direction of the state planning coordinator, assist in fulfilling the state
             64      planning coordinator's duties outlined in Section 63J-4-401 as those duties relate to the
             65      development of public lands policies by:
             66          (i) developing cooperative contracts and agreements between the state, political
             67      subdivisions, and agencies of the federal government for involvement in the development of
             68      public lands policies;
             69          (ii) producing research, documents, maps, studies, analysis, or other information that
             70      supports the state's participation in the development of public lands policy;
             71          (iii) preparing comments to ensure that the positions of the state and political
             72      subdivisions are considered in the development of public lands policy;
             73          (iv) partnering with state agencies and political subdivisions in an effort to:
             74          (A) prepare coordinated public lands policies;
             75          (B) develop consistency reviews and responses to public lands policies;
             76          (C) develop management plans that relate to public lands policies; and
             77          (D) develop and maintain a statewide land use plan that is based on cooperation and in
             78      conjunction with political subdivisions; and
             79          (v) providing other information or services related to public lands policies as requested
             80      by the state planning coordinator;
             81          (c) facilitate and coordinate the exchange of information, comments, and
             82      recommendations on public lands policies between and among:
             83          (i) state agencies;
             84          (ii) political subdivisions;
             85          (iii) the Office of Rural Development created under Section 63M-1-1602 ;
             86          (iv) the Resource Development Coordinating Committee created under Section
             87      63J-4-501 ;

             88          (v) School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration created under Section
             89      53C-1-201 ;
             90          (vi) the committee created under Section 63F-1-508 to award grants to counties to
             91      inventory and map R.S. 2477 rights-of-way, associated structures, and other features; and
             92          (vii) the Constitutional Defense Council created under Section 63C-4-101 ;
             93          (d) solicit the comments described in Subsection (1)(c) at least annually and in
             94      particular solicit comments regarding the cultural or economic impact of a federal agency
             95      regulation, plan, or action;
             96          (e) at least annually, electronically notify a political subdivision of the political
             97      subdivision's right under federal law to coordinate with a federal agency on a federal agency's
             98      regulation, plan, or action;
             99          [(d)] (f) perform the duties established in Title 9, Chapter 8, Part 3, Antiquities, and
             100      Title 9, Chapter 8, Part 4, Historic Sites;
             101          [(e)] (g) consistent with other statutory duties, encourage agencies to responsibly
             102      preserve archaeological resources;
             103          [(f)] (h) maintain information concerning grants made under
             103a      Subsection (1)[(h)] H. [ (i) ] j .H , if
             104      available;
             105          [(g)] (i) report annually, or more often if necessary or requested, concerning the office's
             106      activities and expenditures to:
             107          (i) the Constitutional Defense Council; and
             108          (ii) the Legislature's Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim
             109      Committee jointly with the Constitutional Defense Council;
             110          [(h)] (j) make grants of up to 16% of the office's total annual appropriations from the
             111      Constitutional Defense Restricted Account to a county or statewide association of counties to
             112      be used by the county or association of counties for public lands matters if the coordinator,
             113      with the advice of the Constitutional Defense Council, determines that the action provides a
             114      state benefit;
             115          [(i)] (k) provide staff services to the Snake Valley Aquifer Advisory Council created in
             116      Section 63C-12-103 ; and
             117          [(j)] (l) coordinate and direct the Snake Valley Aquifer Research Team created in
             118      Section 63C-12-107 .

             119          (2) The coordinator and office shall comply with Subsection 63C-4-102 (8) before
             120      submitting a comment to a federal agency, if the governor would be subject to Subsection
             121      63C-4-102 (8) if the governor were submitting the material.
             122          (3) The office may enter into a contract or other agreement with another state agency to
             123      provide information and services related to:
             124          (a) the duties authorized by Title 72, Chapter 3, Highway Jurisdiction and
             125      Classification Act;
             126          (b) legal actions concerning Title 72, Chapter 3, Highway Jurisdiction and
             127      Classification Act, or R.S. 2477 matters; or
             128          (c) any other matter within the office's responsibility.

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