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FEDERAL LAW EVALUATION AND RESPONSE

             2     
2011 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Ken Ivory

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Wayne L. Niederhauser

             6      Cosponsors:
             7      Johnny Anderson
             8      Roger E. Barrus
             9      Derek E. Brown
             10      Melvin R. Brown
             11      David G. Butterfield
             12      LaVar Christensen
             13      Fred C. Cox
             14      Bradley M. Daw
             15      Brad L. Dee
             16      John Dougall
             17      Jack R. Draxler
             18      Rebecca P. Edwards
             19      Julie Fisher
             20      Gage FroererBrad J. Galvez
Francis D. Gibson
Richard A. Greenwood
Keith Grover
Stephen G. Handy
Christopher N. Herrod
Eric K. Hutchings
Don L. Ipson
Bradley G. Last
Ronda Rudd Menlove
Michael T. Morley
Michael E. Noel
Curtis Oda
Patrick Painter
Lee B. PerryJeremy A. Peterson
Val L. Peterson
Dixon M. Pitcher
Kraig Powell
Paul Ray
Stephen E. Sandstrom
Dean Sanpei
Kenneth W. Sumsion
Evan J. Vickers
R. Curt Webb
Ryan D. Wilcox
Brad R. Wilson
Carl Wimmer
Bill Wright              21     
             22      LONG TITLE
             23      General Description:
             24          This bill authorizes the Constitutional Defense Council to evaluate and respond to
             25      federal law.
             26      Highlighted Provisions:
             27          This bill:
             28          .    defines terms;


             29          .    creates a Federalism Subcommittee within the Constitutional Defense Council to:
             30              .    evaluate federal law;
             31              .    report to an interim committee;
             32              .    mail a copy of legislation and the journal to government officers; and
             33              .    recommend that the governor call a special session of the Legislature to respond
             34      to federal law;
             35          .    authorizes the Federalism Subcommittee chair to:
             36              .    respond to federal law according to an established procedure; and
             37              .    correspond with other states about federal law and coordinate responses to
             38      federal law;
             39          .    establishes standards by which the Federalism Subcommittee shall evaluate federal
             40      law;
             41          .    authorizes the Constitutional Defense Council to discuss challenging certain federal
             42      court rulings;
             43          .    authorizes the Constitutional Defense Council chair to approve certain claims for
             44      payments;
             45          .    requires the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office to:
             46              .    provide staff assistance to the Constitutional Defense Council and the
             47      Federalism Subcommittee; and
             48              .    prepare a constitutional defense plan;
             49          .    reduces the distribution from the Land Exchange Distribution Account to the
             50      Permanent Community Impact Board;
             51          .    increases the distribution from the Land Exchange Distribution Account to the
             52      Constitutional Defense Restricted Account; and
             53          .    makes technical changes.
             54      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             55          This bill appropriates:
             56          .    to the Constitutional Defense Restricted Account as an ongoing appropriation:


             57              .    from the Land Exchange Distribution Account, $600,000;
             58          .    to the Constitutional Defense Council as an ongoing appropriation:
             59              .    from the Constitutional Defense Restricted Account, $250,000, subject to intent
             60      language stating that the appropriation is to be used to execute a plan regarding
             61      council and Federalism Subcommittee duties and at least $144,000 be used to
             62      evaluate and respond to federal law;
             63          .    to the Civil Division of the Office of the Attorney General as an ongoing
             64      appropriation:
             65              .    from the Constitutional Defense Restricted Account, $350,000, subject to intent
             66      language stating that the appropriation is to be used to hire attorneys and staff to
             67      advise and provide services;
             68          .    to Department of Administrative Services as an ongoing appropriation:
             69              .    from General Fund Restricted - Land Exchange Distribution Account,
             70      ($600,000); and
             71          .    to Department of Community and Culture - Community Development Capital
             72      Budget as an ongoing appropriation:
             73              .    from the Permanent Community Impact Fund, ($600,000).
             74      Other Special Clauses:
             75          This bill provides revisor instructions.
             76          This bill coordinates with H.B. 51, School and Institutional Trust Lands, by merging
             77      technical and substantive amendments.
             78      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             79      AMENDS:
             80          53C-3-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 79 and 262
             81          63C-4-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 286
             82          63C-4-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 262
             83          63C-4-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 262
             84          63C-4-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 121


             85          63I-1-253, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 79, 160, and 319
             86          63J-4-603, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 121 and 262
             87      ENACTS:
             88          63C-4-106, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             89          63C-4-107, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             90          63C-4-108, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             91      Utah Code Sections Affected by Coordination Clause:
             92          53C-3-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 79 and 262
             93     
             94      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             95          Section 1. Section 53C-3-203 is amended to read:
             96           53C-3-203. Land Exchange Distribution Account.
             97          (1) As used in this section, "account" means the Land Exchange Distribution Account
             98      created in Subsection (2)(a).
             99          (2) (a) There is created within the General Fund a restricted account known as the Land
             100      Exchange Distribution Account.
             101          (b) The account shall consist of revenue deposited in the account as required by
             102      Section 53C-3-202 .
             103          (3) (a) The state treasurer shall invest money in the account according to Title 51,
             104      Chapter 7, State Money Management Act.
             105          (b) The Division of Finance shall deposit interest or other earnings derived from
             106      investment of account money into the General Fund.
             107          (4) The Legislature shall annually appropriate from the account in the following order:
             108          (a) $1,000,000 to the Constitutional Defense Restricted Account[,] created in Section
             109      63C-4-103 [, to be used in accordance with Subsection 63C-4-103 (6) for:]; and
             110          [(i) fiscal year 2010-11;]
             111          [(ii) fiscal year 2011-12; and]
             112          [(iii) fiscal year 2012-13; and]


             113          (b) from the deposits to the account remaining after the appropriation in Subsection
             114      (4)(a), the following amounts:
             115          (i) 55% of the deposits to counties in amounts proportionate to the amounts of mineral
             116      revenue generated from the acquired land, exchanged land, acquired mineral interests, or
             117      exchanged mineral interests located in each county, to be used to mitigate the impacts caused
             118      by mineral development;
             119          (ii) 25% of the deposits to counties in amounts proportionate to the total surface and
             120      mineral acreage within each county that was conveyed to the United States under the agreement
             121      or an exchange, to be used to mitigate the loss of mineral development opportunities resulting
             122      from the agreement or exchange;
             123          (iii) 1.68% of the deposits to the State Board of Education, to be used for education
             124      research and experimentation in the use of staff and facilities designed to improve the quality
             125      of education in Utah;
             126          (iv) 1.66% of the deposits to the Geological Survey, to be used for natural resources
             127      development in the state;
             128          (v) 1.66% of the deposits to the Water Research Laboratory at Utah State University, to
             129      be used for water development in the state; [and]
             130          (vi) [7.5%] 11% of the deposits to the Constitutional Defense Restricted Account
             131      created in Section 63C-4-103 [.];
             132          [(5) Beginning with fiscal year 2009-10, the Legislature shall annually appropriate]
             133          (vii) 1% of the deposits [remaining in the account after the appropriation is made in
             134      accordance with Subsection (4)(a)] to the Geological Survey, to be used for test wells, other
             135      hydrologic studies, and air quality monitoring in the West Desert[.]; and
             136          [(6)] (viii) [Beginning with fiscal year 2009-10, the Legislature shall annually
             137      appropriate 6.5%] 3% of the deposits [remaining in the account after the appropriation is made
             138      in Subsection (4)(a)] to the Permanent Community Impact Fund created in Section 9-4-303 , to
             139      be used for grants to political subdivisions of the state to mitigate the impacts resulting from
             140      the development or use of school and institutional trust lands.


             141          Section 2. Section 63C-4-101 is amended to read:
             142           63C-4-101. Creation of Constitutional Defense Council and Federalism
             143      Subcommittee -- Membership -- Vacancies -- Meetings -- Staff -- Reports -- Per diem,
             144      travel expenses, and funding.
             145          (1) There is created the Constitutional Defense Council.
             146          (2) (a) The [defense] council shall consist of the following members:
             147          (i) the governor or the lieutenant governor, who shall serve as chair of the council;
             148          (ii) the president of the Senate or the president of the Senate's designee who shall serve
             149      as vice chair of the council;
             150          (iii) the speaker of the House or the speaker of the House's designee who shall serve as
             151      vice chair of the council;
             152          (iv) the minority leader of the Senate or the minority leader of the Senate's designee;
             153          (v) the minority leader of the House or the minority leader of the House's designee;
             154          (vi) the attorney general or the attorney general's designee, who shall be one of the
             155      attorney general's appointees, not a current career service employee;
             156          (vii) the director of the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration;
             157          (viii) four elected county commissioners, county council members, or county
             158      executives from different counties who are selected by the Utah Association of Counties, at
             159      least one of whom shall be from a county of the first or second class;
             160          (ix) the executive director of the Department of Natural Resources, who may not vote;
             161          (x) the commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Food, who may not vote;
             162          (xi) the director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development, who may not
             163      vote; and
             164          (xii) two elected county commissioners, county council members, or county executives
             165      from different counties appointed by the Utah Association of Counties, who may not vote.
             166          (b) The council vice chairs shall conduct a council meeting in the absence of the chair.
             167          (c) If both the governor and the lieutenant governor are absent from a meeting of the
             168      council, the governor may designate a person to attend the meeting solely for the purpose of


             169      casting a vote on any matter on the governor's behalf.
             170          (3) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
             171      appointed for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.
             172          (4) (a) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (4)(a)(ii), the [defense] council shall meet
             173      at least monthly or more frequently as needed.
             174          (ii) The [defense] council need not meet monthly if the chair, after polling the
             175      members, determines that a majority of the members do not wish to meet.
             176          (b) The governor or any six members of the council may call a meeting of the council.
             177          (c) Before calling a meeting, the governor or council members shall solicit items for
             178      the agenda from other members of the council.
             179          (d) (i) The [Constitutional Defense Council] council shall require that any entity that
             180      receives money from the Constitutional Defense Restricted Account provide financial reports
             181      and litigation reports to the council.
             182          (ii) Nothing in this Subsection (4)(d) prohibits the council from closing a meeting
             183      under Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act, or prohibits the council from
             184      complying with Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act.
             185          (e) A majority of the voting membership on the [defense] council is required for a
             186      quorum to conduct council business. A majority vote of the quorum is required for any action
             187      taken by the [defense] council.
             188          (5) (a) The Office of the Attorney General shall advise:
             189          (i) the [defense] council[.]; and
             190          (ii) the Federalism Subcommittee.
             191          (b) The Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office shall provide staff assistance for
             192      meetings of the council and Federalism Subcommittee.
             193          (6) A member may not receive compensation or benefits for the member's service, but
             194      may receive per diem and travel expenses in accordance with:
             195          (a) Section 63A-3-106 ;
             196          (b) Section 63A-3-107 ; and


             197          (c) rules made by the Division of Finance pursuant to Sections 63A-3-106 and
             198      63A-3-107 .
             199          (7) (a) The council and Federalism Subcommittee shall be funded from the
             200      Constitutional Defense Restricted Account created in Section 63C-4-103 .
             201          (b) Money appropriated for or received by the council may be expended by the
             202      governor in consultation with the council.
             203          (8) (a) There is created a Federalism Subcommittee of the council.
             204          (b) The subcommittee shall consist of members listed in Subsections (2)(a)(i) through
             205      (vi).
             206          (c) (i) The governor or the lieutenant governor shall serve as chair of the
             207      subcommittee.
             208          (ii) The council vice chair shall conduct a subcommittee meeting in the absence of the
             209      chair.
             210          Section 3. Section 63C-4-102 is amended to read:
             211           63C-4-102. Duties.
             212          (1) The Constitutional Defense Council is a council to assist the governor and the
             213      Legislature on the following types of issues:
             214          (a) the constitutionality of [unfunded] federal mandates;
             215          (b) when making recommendations to challenge the federal mandates and regulations
             216      described in Subsections (1)(e)(i) through (v), the rationale for and effectiveness of those
             217      federal mandates or regulations;
             218          (c) legal and policy issues surrounding state and local government rights under R.S.
             219      2477;
             220          (d) legal issues relating to the rights of the School and Institutional Trust Lands
             221      Administration and its beneficiaries; and
             222          (e) the advisability, feasibility, estimated cost, and likelihood of success of challenging:
             223          (i) federal court rulings that:
             224          (A) hinder the management of the state's prison system and place undue financial


             225      hardship on the state's taxpayers;
             226          (B) impact a power or a right reserved to the state or its citizens by the United States
             227      Constitution, Amendment IX or X; or
             228          (C) expand or grant a power to the United States government beyond the limited,
             229      enumerated powers granted by the United States Constitution;
             230          (ii) federal laws or regulations that reduce or negate water rights or the rights of owners
             231      of private property, or the rights and interest of state and local governments, including
             232      sovereignty interests and the power to provide for the health, safety, and welfare, and promote
             233      the prosperity of their inhabitants;
             234          (iii) conflicting federal regulations or policies in land management on federal land;
             235          (iv) federal intervention that would damage the state's mining, timber, and ranching
             236      industries;
             237          (v) the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency and Congress to mandate
             238      local air quality standards and penalties; and
             239          (vi) other issues that are relevant to this Subsection (1).
             240          (2) The council shall:
             241          (a) provide advice to the governor, state planning coordinator, and the public lands
             242      policy coordinator concerning coordination of:
             243          (i) state and local government rights under R.S. 2477; and
             244          (ii) other public lands issues;
             245          (b) approve a plan for R.S. 2477 rights developed in accordance with Section
             246      63C-4-104 ; and
             247          (c) review, at least quarterly:
             248          (i) financial statements concerning implementation of the plan for R.S. 2477 rights;
             249      and
             250          (ii) financial and other reports from the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office
             251      concerning its activities.
             252          (3) The council chair may require the attorney general or a designee to provide


             253      testimony on potential legal actions that would enhance the state's sovereignty or authority on
             254      issues affecting Utah and the well-being of its citizens.
             255          (4) The council chair may direct the attorney general to initiate and prosecute any
             256      action that the council determines will further its purposes, including an action described in
             257      Section 67-5-29 .
             258          (5) (a) Subject to the provisions of this section, the council may select and employ
             259      attorneys to implement the purposes and duties of the council.
             260          (b) The council chair may, in consultation with the council, direct any council attorney
             261      in any manner considered appropriate by the attorney general to best serve the purposes of the
             262      council.
             263          (c) The attorney general shall negotiate a contract for services with any attorney
             264      selected and approved for employment under this section.
             265          (6) The council chair [shall] may, only with the concurrence of the council, review and
             266      approve all claims for payments for:
             267          (a) legal services that are submitted to the council; [and]
             268          (b) an action filed in accordance with Section 67-5-29 [.]; and
             269          (c) costs related to a constitutional defense plan approved in accordance with Section
             270      63C-4-104 that are submitted by:
             271          (i) the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office;
             272          (ii) the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration; or
             273          (iii) the Office of the Attorney General.
             274          (7) Within five business days' notice, the council chair may, with the concurrence of
             275      the council, order the attorney general or an attorney employed by the council to cease work to
             276      be charged to the fund.
             277          (8) (a) At least 20 calendar days before the state submits comments on the draft
             278      environmental impact statement or environmental assessment for a proposed land management
             279      plan of any federal land management agency, the governor shall make those documents
             280      available to:


             281          (i) members of the council; and
             282          (ii) any county executive, county council member, or county commissioner of a county
             283      that is covered by the management plan and that has established formal cooperating agency
             284      status with the relevant federal land management agency regarding the proposed plan.
             285          (b) (i) Council members or local government officials receiving the documents may
             286      make recommendations to the governor or the governor's designee concerning changes to the
             287      documents before they are submitted to the federal land management agency.
             288          (ii) Council members or local government officials shall submit recommendations to
             289      the governor or the governor's designee no later than 10 calendar days after receiving the
             290      documents under Subsection (8)(a).
             291          (c) Documents transmitted or received under this Subsection (8) are drafts and are
             292      protected records pursuant to Subsection 63G-2-305 (22).
             293          (9) The council shall submit a report on December 1 of each year [to the speaker of the
             294      House of Representatives and the president of the Senate that summarizes the council's
             295      activities.] by electronic mail that summarizes the council's activities to each legislator.
             296          Section 4. Section 63C-4-103 is amended to read:
             297           63C-4-103. Creation of Constitutional Defense Restricted Account -- Sources of
             298      funds -- Uses of funds -- Reports.
             299          (1) There is created a restricted account within the General Fund known as the
             300      Constitutional Defense Restricted Account.
             301          (2) The account consists of money from the following revenue sources:
             302          (a) money deposited to the account as required by Section 53C-3-203 ;
             303          (b) voluntary contributions;
             304          (c) money received by the [Constitutional Defense Council] council from other state
             305      agencies; and
             306          (d) appropriations made by the Legislature.
             307          (3) Funds in the account shall be nonlapsing.
             308          [(4) The account balance may not exceed $5,000,000.]


             309          [(5) Subject to Subsection (6), the]
             310          (4) The Legislature may annually appropriate money from the Constitutional Defense
             311      Restricted Account to one or more of the following:
             312          (a) the [Constitutional Defense Council to carry out its duties in Section 63C-4-102 ]
             313      council for the council's or Federalism Subcommittee's duties established in this chapter;
             314          (b) the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office to carry out its duties in Section
             315      63J-4-603 ;
             316          (c) the Office of the Governor, to be used only for the purpose of asserting, defending,
             317      or litigating state and local government rights under R.S. 2477, in accordance with a plan
             318      developed and approved as provided in Section 63C-4-104 ;
             319          (d) a county or association of counties to assist counties, consistent with the purposes
             320      of the council, in pursuing issues affecting the counties; or
             321          (e) the Office of the Attorney General, to be used only [for]:
             322          (i) for public lands counsel and assistance and litigation to the state or local
             323      governments including asserting, defending, or litigating state and local government rights
             324      under R.S. 2477 in accordance with a plan developed and approved as provided in Section
             325      63C-4-104 ; [or]
             326          (ii) for an action filed in accordance with Section 67-5-29 [.]; or
             327          (iii) to advise the council and Federalism Subcommittee.
             328          [(6) Money appropriated to the Constitutional Defense Restricted Account in
             329      accordance with Subsection 53C-3-203 (4)(a), if appropriated by the Legislature, may only be
             330      expended by the agency to which it was appropriated to pay:]
             331          [(a) the costs of an action filed in accordance with Section 67-5-29 ; and]
             332          [(b) expenses associated with an action described in Subsection (6)(a).]
             333          [(7)] (5) (a) The [Constitutional Defense Council] council shall require that any entity
             334      that receives money from the Constitutional Defense Restricted Account provide financial
             335      reports and litigation reports to the council.
             336          (b) Nothing in this Subsection [(7)] (5) prohibits the council from closing a meeting


             337      under Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act, or prohibits the council from
             338      complying with Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act.
             339          Section 5. Section 63C-4-104 is amended to read:
             340           63C-4-104. Plans for R.S. 2477 rights and Constitutional defense -- Contents.
             341          (1) As used in this section[,]:
             342          (a) "Constitutional defense plan" means a plan that outlines actions and expenditures to
             343      fulfill the council's and Federalism Subcommittee's duties established by this chapter.
             344          (b) "R.S. 2477 plan" means a guiding document that:
             345          [(a)] (i) is developed jointly by the Utah Association of Counties and the state;
             346          [(b)] (ii) is approved by the Constitutional Defense Council; and
             347          [(c)] (iii) presents the broad framework of a proposed working relationship between the
             348      state and participating counties collectively for the purpose of asserting, defending, or litigating
             349      state and local government rights under R.S. 2477.
             350          (2) The Constitutional Defense Council may approve a R.S. 2477 plan if the R.S. 2477
             351      plan:
             352          (a) provides for a good faith, cooperative effort between the state and each
             353      participating county;
             354          (b) allows a county to formally agree to participate in the R.S. 2477 plan by adopting a
             355      resolution;
             356          (c) provides that the state and a participating county are equal partners in determining
             357      litigation strategy and the expenditure of resources with respect to that county's rights under
             358      R.S. 2477; and
             359          (d) provides a process for resolving any disagreement between the state and a
             360      participating county about litigation strategy or resource expenditure that includes the
             361      following requirements:
             362          (i) the governor or the governor's designee and a representative of the Utah Association
             363      of Counties shall first attempt to resolve the disagreement;
             364          (ii) if the county and the state continue to disagree, the county, the governor, and the


             365      Utah Association of Counties shall present their recommendations to the Constitutional
             366      Defense Council for a final decision about the strategy or expenditure in question; and
             367          (iii) the county may pursue a strategy or make an expenditure contrary to the final
             368      decision of the Constitutional Defense Council only if the county does not claim resources
             369      provided to fund the R.S. 2477 plan.
             370          (3) The Constitutional Defense Council shall ensure that the R.S. 2477 plan contains:
             371          (a) provisions identifying which expenditure types require approval of the R.S. 2477
             372      plan committee and which expenditure types may be made without the R.S. 2477 plan
             373      committee approval;
             374          (b) provisions requiring that financial statements be provided to members of the R.S.
             375      2477 plan committee and members of the Constitutional Defense Council, and the frequency
             376      with which those financial statements must be provided; and
             377          (c) provisions identifying those decisions or types of decisions that may be made by the
             378      R.S. 2477 plan committee and those decisions or types of decisions that must be referred to the
             379      Constitutional Defense Council for decision.
             380          (4) (a) The Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office, in consultation with the Office of
             381      the Attorney General and the School and Institutional Trust Lands, shall prepare and submit a
             382      constitutional defense plan to the Constitutional Defense Council for the council's approval.
             383          (b) The constitutional defense plan shall contain proposed action and expenditure for:
             384          (i) the council's or the subcommittee's duties established by this chapter; or
             385          (ii) an action filed in accordance with Section 67-5-29 .
             386          [(4)] (5) The Constitutional Defense Council shall:
             387          (a) review expenditures, at least quarterly, made to further a plan approved under this
             388      section;
             389          (b) approve an update to a plan under this section at least annually, or more often, if
             390      necessary; and
             391          (c) jointly, with the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office, present a R.S. 2477 plan
             392      approved under this section, with any updates, to:


             393          (i) the Legislature's Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim
             394      Committee by July 1 of each calendar year, after providing the R.S. 2477 plan to the committee
             395      at least seven days before the presentation; and
             396          (ii) the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives, which
             397      may be by mail.
             398          Section 6. Section 63C-4-106 is enacted to read:
             399          63C-4-106. Evaluation of federal law and policy -- Response.
             400          (1) As used in this chapter:
             401          (a) "Federal governmental entity" means:
             402          (i) the President of the United States;
             403          (ii) the United States Congress;
             404          (iii) a United States agency; or
             405          (iv) an employee or official appointed by the President of the United States.
             406          (b) "Federal law" means:
             407          (i) an executive order by the President of the United States;
             408          (ii) a statute passed by the United States Congress;
             409          (iii) a regulation adopted by a United States agency; or
             410          (iv) a policy statement, guidance, or action by:
             411          (A) a United States agency; or
             412          (B) an employee or official appointed by the President of the United States.
             413          (c) "United States agency" means a department, agency, authority, commission,
             414      council, board, office, bureau, or other administrative unit of the executive branch of the
             415      United States government.
             416          (2) In accordance with Section 63C-4-107 , the Federalism Subcommittee shall evaluate
             417      a federal law submitted to the Federalism Subcommittee by a council member.
             418          (3) The Federalism Subcommittee may request information regarding a federal law
             419      under evaluation from a United States Senator or Representative elected from the state.
             420          (4) If the Federalism Subcommittee finds that a federal law is not authorized by the


             421      United States Constitution or violates the principle of federalism as described in Subsection
             422      63C-4-107 (2), the Federalism Subcommittee chair may:
             423          (a) request from a United States Senator or Representative elected from the state:
             424          (i) information about the federal law; or
             425          (ii) assistance in communicating with a federal governmental entity regarding the
             426      federal law;
             427          (b) (i) give written notice of the evaluation required by Subsection (2) to the federal
             428      governmental entity responsible for adopting or administering the federal law; and
             429          (ii) request a response by a specific date to the evaluation from the federal
             430      governmental entity; and
             431          (c) request a meeting, conducted in person or by electronic means, with the federal
             432      governmental entity and a council member, a representative from another state, or a United
             433      States Senator or Representative elected from the state to discuss the evaluation of federal law
             434      and any possible remedy.
             435          (5) The Federalism Subcommittee may recommend to the governor that the governor
             436      call a special session of the Legislature to give the Legislature an opportunity to respond to the
             437      subcommittee's evaluation of a federal law.
             438          (6) The Federalism Subcommittee chair may coordinate the evaluation of and response
             439      to federal law with another state as provided in Section 63G-4-108 .
             440          (7) The Federalism Subcommittee shall submit a report by electronic mail that
             441      summarizes action taken in accordance with this section to the Government Operations Interim
             442      Committee on May 20 and October 20 of each year.
             443          Section 7. Section 63C-4-107 is enacted to read:
             444          63C-4-107. Standard for evaluation of federal law.
             445          (1) The Federalism Subcommittee shall evaluate whether a federal law submitted under
             446      Subsection 63C-4-106 (2) is authorized by:
             447          (a) United States Constitution, Article I, Section 2, to provide for the decennial census;
             448          (b) United States Constitution, Article I, Section 4, to override state laws regulating the


             449      times, places, and manner of congressional elections, other than the place of senatorial
             450      elections;
             451          (c) United States Constitution, Article I, Section 7, to veto bills, orders, and resolutions
             452      by Congress;
             453          (d) United States Constitution, Article I, Section 8, to:
             454          (i) lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, to pay the debts and provide for
             455      the common defense and general welfare of the United States, but all duties, imposts, and
             456      excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
             457          (ii) borrow money on the credit of the United States;
             458          (iii) regulate commerce with foreign nations, among the several states, and with the
             459      Indian tribes;
             460          (iv) establish a uniform rule of naturalization and uniform laws on the subject of
             461      bankruptcies throughout the United States;
             462          (v) coin money, regulate the value of coin money and of foreign coin, and fix the
             463      standard of weights and measures;
             464          (vi) provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the
             465      United States;
             466          (vii) establish post offices and post roads;
             467          (viii) promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to
             468      authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;
             469          (ix) constitute tribunals inferior to the supreme court;
             470          (x) define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas and offences
             471      against the law of nations;
             472          (xi) declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning
             473      captures on land and water;
             474          (xii) raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a
             475      longer term than two years;
             476          (xiii) provide and maintain a navy;


             477          (xiv) make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces;
             478          (xv) provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress
             479      insurrections, and repel invasions;
             480          (xvi) provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the militia, and for governing the
             481      part of the militia that may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the
             482      states respectively, the appointment of the officers and the authority of training the militia
             483      according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
             484          (xvii) exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such district, which
             485      may not exceed 10 miles square, as may, by cession of particular states and the acceptance of
             486      Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States, and to exercise like
             487      authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the
             488      place shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dock-yards, and other needful
             489      buildings; or
             490          (xviii) make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution
             491      the powers listed in this section, and all other powers vested by the United States Constitution
             492      in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer of the United States;
             493          (e) United States Constitution, Article I, Section 9, to authorize a federal officer to
             494      receive benefits from a foreign nation;
             495          (f) United States Constitution, Article I, Section 10, to fix the pay of members of
             496      Congress and of federal officers;
             497          (g) United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, to:
             498          (i) set the time for choosing electors; or
             499          (ii) establish who succeeded to the presidency after the vice president;
             500          (h) United States Constitution, Article II, Section 2, to:
             501          (i) serve as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces;
             502          (ii) require the written opinions of executive officers;
             503          (iii) grant reprieves and pardons;
             504          (iv) make vacancy appointments;


             505          (v) make treaties, subject to the advice and consent of the United States Senate;
             506          (vi) appoint foreign affairs officers subject to the advice and consent of the United
             507      States Senate;
             508          (vii) appoint domestic affairs officers subject either to the advice and consent of the
             509      United States Senate or pursuant to law;
             510          (viii) appoint judges subject to the advice and consent of the United States Senate; or
             511          (xiv) authorize the president to fill designated inferior offices without senatorial
             512      consent;
             513          (i) United States Constitution, Article II, Section 3, to:
             514          (i) receive representatives of foreign powers;
             515          (ii) execute the laws;
             516          (iii) commission United States officers;
             517          (iv) give Congress information;
             518          (v) make recommendations to Congress;
             519          (vi) convene Congress on extraordinary occasions; or
             520          (vii) adjourn Congress if it cannot agree on a time;
             521          (j) United States Constitution, Article III, Section 1, to:
             522          (i) create exceptions to the supreme court's appellate jurisdiction;
             523          (ii) fix the jurisdiction of federal courts inferior to the supreme court; or
             524          (iii) declare the punishment for treason;
             525          (k) United States Constitution, Article IV, Section 1, to establish the rules by which the
             526      records and judgments of states are proved in other states;
             527          (l) United States Constitution, Article IV, Section 3, to:
             528          (i) manage federal property;
             529          (ii) dispose of federal property;
             530          (iii) govern the federal territories; or
             531          (iv) consent to admission of new states or the combination of existing states;
             532          (m) United States Constitution, Article IV, Section 4, to defend states from invasion,


             533      insurrection, and non-republican forms of government;
             534          (n) United States Constitution, Article V, Section 1, to propose constitutional
             535      amendments;
             536          (o) United States Constitution, Article VI, Section 1, to prescribe the oath for federal
             537      officers;
             538          (p) United States Constitution, Amendment XIII, to abolish slavery;
             539          (q) United States Constitution, Amendment XIV, to guard people from certain state
             540      abuses;
             541          (r) United States Constitution, Amendment XVI, to impose taxes on income from any
             542      source without having to apportion the total dollar amount of tax collected from each state
             543      according to each state's population in relation to the total national population;
             544          (s) United States Constitution, Amendment XX, to revise the manner of presidential
             545      succession;
             546          (t) United States Constitution, Amendment XV, XIX, XXIII, or XXIV, to extend and
             547      protect the right to vote; or
             548          (u) United States Constitution, Amendment XVII, to grant a pay raise to a sitting
             549      Congress.
             550          (2) The Federalism Subcommittee shall evaluate whether a federal law submitted under
             551      Subsection 63C-4-106 (2) violates the principle of federalism by:
             552          (a) affecting the distribution of power and responsibility among the state and national
             553      government;
             554          (b) limiting the policymaking discretion of the state;
             555          (c) impacting a power or a right reserved to the state or its citizens by the United States
             556      Constitution, Amendment IX or X; and
             557          (d) impacting the sovereignty rights and interest of the state or a political subdivision to
             558      provide for the health, safety, and welfare and promote the prosperity of the state's or political
             559      subdivision's inhabitants.
             560          (3) In the evaluation of a federal law, the Federalism Subcommittee:


             561          (a) shall rely on:
             562          (i) the text of the United States Constitution, as amended;
             563          (ii) the meaning of the text of the United States Constitution, as amended, at the time
             564      of its drafting and ratification; and
             565          (iii) a primary source document that is:
             566          (A) directly relevant to the drafting, adoption, ratification, or initial implementation of
             567      the United States Constitution, as amended; or
             568          (B) created by a person directly involved in the drafting, adoption, ratification, or
             569      initial implementation of the United States Constitution, as amended;
             570          (b) may rely on other relevant sources, including federal court decisions; and
             571          (c) is not bound by a holding by a federal court.
             572          Section 8. Section 63C-4-108 is enacted to read:
             573          63C-4-108. Communication with other states and governmental entities.
             574          (1) The Federalism Subcommittee chair may correspond with the presiding officer of
             575      the legislative branch of another state or an entity of another state that has powers and duties
             576      that are similar to the Federalism Subcommittee to discuss and coordinate the evaluation of and
             577      response to federal law as provided in Section 63C-4-106 .
             578          (2) The Federalism Subcommittee shall send a copy of this bill and the pages of the
             579      House and Senate Journal that pertain to this bill to:
             580          (a) the governor of each state;
             581          (b) the presiding officer, the majority leader, and the minority leader of each house, if
             582      applicable, of each state legislature;
             583          (c) each United States Senator or Representative elected from this state;
             584          (d) the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court;
             585          (e) the President of the United States; and
             586          (f) the presiding officer, the majority leader, and the minority leader of each house of
             587      the United States Congress.
             588          Section 9. Section 63I-1-253 is amended to read:


             589           63I-1-253. Repeal dates, Titles 53, 53A, and 53B.
             590          The following provisions are repealed on the following dates:
             591          (1) Section 53-3-232 , Conditional licenses, is repealed July 1, 2015.
             592          (2) Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 6, Public Education Job Enhancement Program is
             593      repealed July 1, 2020.
             594          (3) Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 9, Voluntary Extended-day Kindergarten Program, is
             595      repealed July 1, 2011.
             596          (4) Section 53A-2-118.3 is repealed December 31, 2016.
             597          (5) The State Instructional Materials Commission, created in Section 53A-14-101 , is
             598      repealed July 1, 2011.
             599          (6) Subsections 53A-16-107 (3) and (4) are repealed December 31, 2016.
             600          (7) Section 53A-16-107.1 is repealed December 31, 2016.
             601          (8) Section 53A-17a-163 , Performance-based Compensation Pilot Program is repealed
             602      July 1, 2011.
             603          (9) Subsection 53C-3-203 [(5)](4)(b)(vii), which provides for the distribution of money
             604      from the Land Exchange Distribution Account to the Geological Survey for test wells, other
             605      hydrologic studies, and air quality monitoring in the West Desert, is repealed July 1, 2020.
             606          Section 10. Section 63J-4-603 is amended to read:
             607           63J-4-603. Powers and duties of coordinator and office.
             608          (1) The coordinator and the office shall:
             609          (a) make a report to [and provide staff assistance to] the Constitutional Defense
             610      Council created under Section 63C-4-101 concerning R.S. 2477 rights and other public lands
             611      issues under Title 63C, Chapter 4, Constitutional Defense Council;
             612          (b) provide staff assistance to the Constitutional Defense Council created under Section
             613      63C-4-101 for meetings of the council and Federalism Subcommittee;
             614          (c) (i) prepare and submit a constitutional defense plan under Section 63C-4-104 ; and
             615          (ii) execute any action assigned in a constitutional defense plan;
             616          [(b)] (d) under the direction of the state planning coordinator, assist in fulfilling the


             617      state planning coordinator's duties outlined in Section 63J-4-401 as those duties relate to the
             618      development of public lands policies by:
             619          (i) developing cooperative contracts and agreements between the state, political
             620      subdivisions, and agencies of the federal government for involvement in the development of
             621      public lands policies;
             622          (ii) producing research, documents, maps, studies, analysis, or other information that
             623      supports the state's participation in the development of public lands policy;
             624          (iii) preparing comments to ensure that the positions of the state and political
             625      subdivisions are considered in the development of public lands policy;
             626          (iv) partnering with state agencies and political subdivisions in an effort to:
             627          (A) prepare coordinated public lands policies;
             628          (B) develop consistency reviews and responses to public lands policies;
             629          (C) develop management plans that relate to public lands policies; and
             630          (D) develop and maintain a statewide land use plan that is based on cooperation and in
             631      conjunction with political subdivisions; and
             632          (v) providing other information or services related to public lands policies as requested
             633      by the state planning coordinator;
             634          [(c)] (e) facilitate and coordinate the exchange of information, comments, and
             635      recommendations on public lands policies between and among:
             636          (i) state agencies;
             637          (ii) political subdivisions;
             638          (iii) the Office of Rural Development created under Section 63M-1-1602 ;
             639          (iv) the Resource Development Coordinating Committee created under Section
             640      63J-4-501 ;
             641          (v) School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration created under Section
             642      53C-1-201 ;
             643          (vi) the committee created under Section 63F-1-508 to award grants to counties to
             644      inventory and map R.S. 2477 rights-of-way, associated structures, and other features; and


             645          (vii) the Constitutional Defense Council created under Section 63C-4-101 ;
             646          [(d)] (f) perform the duties established in Title 9, Chapter 8, Part 3, Antiquities, and
             647      Title 9, Chapter 8, Part 4, Historic Sites;
             648          [(e)] (g) consistent with other statutory duties, encourage agencies to responsibly
             649      preserve archaeological resources;
             650          [(f)] (h) maintain information concerning grants made under Subsection (1)[(h)](j), if
             651      available;
             652          [(g)] (i) report annually, or more often if necessary or requested, concerning the office's
             653      activities and expenditures to:
             654          (i) the Constitutional Defense Council; and
             655          (ii) the Legislature's Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim
             656      Committee jointly with the Constitutional Defense Council;
             657          [(h)] (j) make grants of up to 16% of the office's total annual appropriations from the
             658      Constitutional Defense Restricted Account to a county or statewide association of counties to
             659      be used by the county or association of counties for public lands matters if the coordinator,
             660      with the advice of the Constitutional Defense Council, determines that the action provides a
             661      state benefit;
             662          [(i)] (k) provide staff services to the Snake Valley Aquifer Advisory Council created in
             663      Section 63C-12-103 ; and
             664          [(j)] (l) coordinate and direct the Snake Valley Aquifer Research Team created in
             665      Section 63C-12-107 .
             666          (2) The coordinator and office shall comply with Subsection 63C-4-102 (8) before
             667      submitting a comment to a federal agency, if the governor would be subject to Subsection
             668      63C-4-102 (8) if the governor were submitting the material.
             669          (3) The office may enter into a contract or other agreement with another state agency to
             670      provide information and services related to:
             671          (a) the duties authorized by Title 72, Chapter 3, Highway Jurisdiction and
             672      Classification Act;


             673          (b) legal actions concerning Title 72, Chapter 3, Highway Jurisdiction and
             674      Classification Act, or R.S. 2477 matters; or
             675          (c) any other matter within the office's responsibility.
             676          Section 11. Appropriation.
             677          Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, the
             678      following sums of money are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated out of the
             679      funds or accounts indicated for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011 and ending June 30,
             680      2012. These are additions to amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2012.
             681      Item 1 To General Fund Restricted - Constitutional Defense Restricted Account
             682          From General Fund Restricted - Land Exchange Distribution         $600,000
             683          Account
             684          Schedule of Programs:
             685              Constitutional Defense Restricted Account        $600,000
             686      Item 2 To Governor's Office
             687          From General Fund Restricted - Constitutional Defense              $250,000
             688          Schedule of Programs:
             689              Constitutional Defense Council             $250,000
             690          The Legislature intends that the Constitutional Defense Council use this appropriation
             691      to execute a plan regarding council and Federalism Subcommittee duties and use at least
             692      $144,000 of the appropriation to evaluate and respond to federal law.
             693      Item 3 To Office of Attorney General
             694          From General Fund Restricted - Constitutional Defense             $350,000
             695          Schedule of Programs:
             696              Civil                            $350,000
             697          The Legislature intends that the Office of Attorney General use this appropriation to
             698      hire attorneys and staff to advise and provide services as provided by Subsection
             699      63C-4-103 (4)(e).
             700      Item 4 To Department of Administrative Services - Finance - Mandated


             701          From General Fund Restricted - Land Exchange Distribution Account     ($600,000)
             702          Schedule of Programs:
             703              Land Exchange Distribution            ($600,000)
             704      Item 5 To Department of Community and Culture - Community Development Capital Budget
             705          From Permanent Community Impact Fund                      ($600,000)
             706          Schedule of Programs:
             707              Permanent Community Impact Board         ($600,000)
             708          Section 12. Revisor instructions.
             709          It is the intent of the Legislature that, in preparing the Utah Code database for
             710      publication, the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall replace the
             711      references in Subsection 63C-4-108 (2) from "this bill" to the bill's designated chapter number
             712      in the Laws of Utah.
             713          Section 13. Coordinating H.B. 76 with H.B. 51 -- Merging technical and
             714      substantive amendments.
             715          If this H.B. 76 and H.B. 51, School and Institutional Trust Lands, both pass, it is the
             716      intent of the Legislature that the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, in
             717      preparing the Utah Code database for publication:
             718          (1) merge the changes from both bills to modify Subsection 53C-3-203 (4)(b)(viii) to
             719      read:
             720          "[(6)] (viii) [Beginning with fiscal year 2009-10, the Legislature shall annually
             721      appropriate 6.5%] 3% of the deposits [remaining in the account after the appropriation is made
             722      in Subsection (4)(a)] to the Permanent Community Impact Fund created in Section 9-4-303 , to
             723      be used for grants to political subdivisions of the state to mitigate the impacts resulting from
             724      the development or use of school and institutional trust lands."; and
             725          (2) add a newly enacted Subsection 53C-3-203 (5) to read:
             726          "(5) The administration shall make recommendations to the Permanent Community
             727      Impact Fund Board for its consideration when awarding the grants described in Subsection
             728      (4)(b)(viii)."


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