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H.B. 488 Enrolled
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies provisions in the Budgetary Procedures Act.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . modifies language to add additional clarity to the requirements for proposed
14 . provides that the proposed budget may specify changes in estimates, projections,
15 and proposals;
16 . modifies the statutory structure of the code; and
17 . makes technical changes.
18 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 63J-1-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 415
25 63J-1-411, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 183
27 63J-1-201.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
28 63J-1-201.7, Utah Code Annotated 1953
30 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
31 Section 1. Section 63J-1-201 is amended to read:
32 63J-1-201. Governor's proposed budget to Legislature -- Contents -- Preparation
33 -- Appropriations based on current tax laws and not to exceed estimated revenues.
34 (1) The governor shall deliver, not later than 30 days before the date the Legislature
35 convenes in the annual general session, a confidential draft copy of the governor's proposed
36 budget recommendations to the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst according to the
37 requirements of this section.
38 (2) (a) [
39 three days of the annual general session of the Legislature, submit to the presiding officer of
40 each house of the Legislature:
41 (i) a proposed budget for the ensuing fiscal year;
42 (ii) a schedule for all of the proposed changes to appropriations [
43 budget, with each [
46 estimated revenues that are based on changes in state tax laws or rates.
47 (b) The proposed budget shall include:
48 (i) a projection of the total estimated revenues and [
49 the next fiscal year;
50 (ii) the source of changes to all direct, indirect, and in-kind matching funds for all
51 federal grants or assistance programs included in the budget;
52 (iii) a [
53 estimated revenues for the next fiscal year that is based upon the current fiscal year state tax
54 laws and rates;
55 (iv) an itemized estimate of the proposed changes to appropriations for:
56 (A) the Legislative Department as certified to the governor by the president of the
57 Senate and the speaker of the House;
58 (B) the Executive Department;
59 (C) the Judicial Department as certified to the governor by the state court
64 under law for [
67 dedicated credits, restricted funds, nonlapsing balances, grants, and federal funds;
68 (v) for each line item, the average annual dollar amount of staff funding associated
69 with all positions that were vacant during the last fiscal year; [
70 (vi) deficits or anticipated deficits[
80 the next fiscal year, which shall also be provided to the State Building Board as required by
81 Subsection 63A-5-103 (2);
83 features of the budget and any suggestion as to methods for the reduction of expenditures or
84 increase of the state's revenue; and
86 (3) [
87 (a) The governor shall require the proper state officials, including all public and higher
88 education officials, all heads of executive and administrative departments and state institutions,
89 bureaus, boards, commissions, and agencies expending or supervising the expenditure of the
90 state money, and all institutions applying for state money and appropriations, to provide
91 itemized estimates of changes in revenues and [
93 (3)(a) to provide other information under these guidelines and at times as the governor may
94 direct, which may include a requirement for program productivity and performance measures,
95 where appropriate, with emphasis on outcome indicators.
97 departments and institutions, and other institutions or individuals applying for state
98 appropriations to attend budget meetings.
100 Services and the Office of the Attorney General, the governor shall consider a separate
101 recommendation in the governor's budget for changes in funds to be contracted to:
106 Substance Abuse and Mental Health and Aging and Adult Services;
108 Departments; and
110 67-5b-102 .
113 consider an amount sufficient to grant the following entities the same percentage increase for
114 wages and benefits that the governor includes in the governor's budget for persons employed by
115 the state:
116 (i) local health departments, local mental health authorities, local substance abuse
117 authorities, and area agencies [
124 (ii) local conservation districts and Utah Association of Conservation District
125 employees [
127 Department of Agriculture; and
135 (iii) employees of corporations that provide direct services under contract with [
138 (A) the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation and the Division of Services for People
139 with Disabilities;
140 (B) the Division of Child and Family Services; and
141 (C) the Division of Juvenile Justice Services within the Department of Human
144 to grant [
145 (5)(a), the governor shall include a message to the Legislature regarding the governor's reason
146 for not including that amount.
148 propose a budget recommendation to the governor for collaborative service delivery systems
149 operated under Section 63M-9-402 , as provided under Subsection 63M-9-201 (4)(e).
151 appropriated for collaborative service delivery systems operated under Section 63M-9-402 .
153 budget for the Utah Communications Agency Network established in Title 63C, Chapter 7,
154 Utah Communications Agency Network Act.
156 governor's budget for funds to maintain the operation and administration of the Utah
157 Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool. [
158 may consider:
160 at least three years;
162 period of at least three years;
165 Revenue Appropriations Subcommittee for each fiscal year;
167 State Tax Commission and the Insurance Department; and
169 and Subsection 59-14-204 (5)(b).
170 (b) In considering the factors in Subsections (8)(a)(i), (ii), and (iii), the governor may
171 consider the actuarial data and projections prepared for the board of the Utah Comprehensive
172 Health Insurance Pool as it develops the governor's financial statements and projections for
173 each fiscal year.
175 Legislative Department, the Judicial Department, and those providing for the payment of
176 principal and interest to the state debt and for the salaries and expenditures specified by the
177 Utah Constitution or under the laws of the state.
181 administrator, shall also be included in the budget without revision, but the governor may make
182 separate recommendations on the estimate.
184 may not exceed the estimated revenues from taxes, fees, and all other sources for the next
185 ensuing fiscal year.
218 invalidity does not affect the budget itself or any other item in it.
219 Section 2. Section 63J-1-201.5 is enacted to read:
220 63J-1-201.5. Financial statement to be submitted annually.
221 The governor shall submit an audited financial statement no later than December 1 of
222 each year that shows:
223 (1) the revenues and expenditures for the last fiscal year;
224 (2) payment and discharge of the principal and interest of the indebtedness of the state;
225 (3) the current assets, liabilities, and reserves, surplus or deficit, and the debts and
226 funds of the state;
227 (4) an estimate of the state's financial condition as of the beginning and the end of the
228 period covered by the budget; and
229 (5) a complete analysis of lease with an option to purchase arrangements entered into
230 by state agencies.
231 Section 3. Section 63J-1-201.7 is enacted to read:
232 63J-1-201.7. Legislative budget considerations -- Wage increases for certain
233 entities -- Comprehensive health insurance pool.
234 (1) In adopting a budget for each fiscal year, the Legislature shall consider an amount
235 sufficient to grant local health departments, local mental health authorities, local substance
236 abuse authorities, area agencies on aging, conservation districts, and Utah Association of
237 Conservation District employees the same percentage increase for wages and benefits that is
238 included in the budget for persons employed by the state.
239 (2) (a) In adopting a budget each year for the Utah Comprehensive Health Insurance
240 Pool, the Legislature shall determine an amount that is sufficient to fund the pool for each
241 fiscal year.
242 (b) When making a determination under this Subsection (2), the Legislature shall
243 consider factors it determines are appropriate, which may include:
244 (i) actuarial analysis of growth or decline in enrollment projected over a period of at
245 least three years;
246 (ii) actuarial analysis of the medical and pharmacy claims costs projected over a period
247 of at least three years;
248 (iii) the annual Medical Care Consumer Price Index;
249 (iv) the annual base budget for the pool established by the Commerce and Revenue
250 Appropriations Subcommittee for each fiscal year;
251 (v) the growth or decline in insurance premium taxes and fees collected by the tax
252 commission and the insurance department from the previous fiscal year; and
253 (vi) the availability of surplus General Fund revenue under Section 63J-1-312 and
254 Subsection 59-14-204 (5)(b).
255 (c) In considering the factors in Subsections (2)(b)(i), (ii), and (iii), the Legislature may
256 consider the actuarial data and projections prepared for the board of the Utah Comprehensive
257 Health Insurance Pool as it develops its financial statements and projections for each fiscal
259 (d) The funds appropriated by the Legislature to fund the Utah Comprehensive Health
260 Insurance Pool as determined under this Subsection (2):
261 (i) shall be deposited into the fund established by Section 31A-29-120 ; and
262 (ii) are restricted and are to be used to maintain the operation, administration, and
263 management of the Utah Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool created by Section
264 31A-29-104 .
265 Section 4. Section 63J-1-411 is amended to read:
266 63J-1-411. Internal service funds -- End of fiscal year -- Unused authority for
267 capital acquisition.
268 (1) An internal service fund agency's authority to acquire capital assets under
269 Subsection 63J-1-410 (8)(a) shall lapse if the acquisition of the capital asset does not occur in
270 the fiscal year in which the authorization is included in the appropriations act, unless the
271 Legislature identifies the authority to acquire the capital asset as nonlapsing authority:
272 (a) for a specific one-time project and a limited period of time in the Legislature's
273 initial appropriation to the agency; or
274 (b) in a supplemental appropriation in accordance with Subsection (2).
275 (2) (a) An internal service fund agency's authority to acquire capital assets may be
276 retained as nonlapsing authorization if the internal service fund agency includes a one-time
277 project's list as part of the budget request that it submits to the governor and the Legislature at
278 the annual general session of the Legislature immediately before the end of the fiscal year in
279 which the agency may have unused capital acquisition authority.
280 (b) The governor:
281 (i) may approve some or all of the items from an agency's one-time project's list; and
282 (ii) shall identify and prioritize any approved one-time projects in the budget that the
283 governor submits to the Legislature.
284 (c) The Legislature:
285 (i) may approve some or all of the specific items from an agency's one-time project's
286 list as an approved capital acquisition for an agency's appropriation balance;
287 (ii) shall identify any authorized one-time projects in the appropriate line item
288 appropriation; and
289 (iii) may prioritize one-time projects in intent language.
290 (3) An internal service fund agency shall submit a status report of outstanding
291 nonlapsing authority to acquire capital assets and associated one-time projects to the
292 Governor's Office of Planning and Budget and the Legislative Fiscal Analyst's Office with the
293 proposed budget [
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