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First Substitute H.B. 280

Representative Wayne A. Harper proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Wayne A. Harper

Senate Sponsor: Stuart C. Reid

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill creates an advisory council in the Governor's Programs Code to study and
             10      make recommendations on the consolidation of state agencies to achieve efficiencies in
             11      state government.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    establishes the Advisory Council on Optimizing and Streamlining State
             15      Government;
             16          .    establishes the membership of the advisory council;
             17          .    specifies the duties of the advisory council, which include the study of consolidating
             18      state agencies, executive directors of state agencies, and functions of state agencies
             19      to achieve efficiencies in services of state government; and
             20          .    requires reports to the governor and the Legislature.
             21      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             22          None
             23      Other Special Clauses:
             24          None
             25      Utah Code Sections Affected:

             26      AMENDS:
             27          63I-2-263, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 224
             28      ENACTS:
             29          63M-12-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             30          63M-12-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             31          63M-12-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             32          63M-12-203, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             33          63M-12-204, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             34          63M-12-301, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             36      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             37          Section 1. Section 63I-2-263 is amended to read:
             38           63I-2-263. Repeal dates, Title 63A to Title 63M.
             39          (1) Subsection 63G-1-401 (5) is repealed on May 10, 2011.
             40          (2) Title 63M, Chapter 12, Advisory Council on Optimizing and Streamlining State
             41      Government Act, is repealed January 1, 2012.
             42          Section 2. Section 63M-12-101 is enacted to read:


Part 1. General Provisions

             46          63M-12-101. Title.
             47          This chapter is known as the "Advisory Council on Optimizing and Streamlining State
             48      Government Act."
             49          Section 3. Section 63M-12-201 is enacted to read:
Part 2. Commission Members

             51          63M-12-201. Creation -- Purpose.
             52          (1) There is established the Advisory Council on Optimizing and Streamlining State
             53      Government.
             54          (2) (a) The Governor's Office of Planning and Budget shall provide administrative
             55      support for the advisory council.
             56          (b) The executive directors of the departments of state government shall provide

             57      information to, and services requested by, the advisory council.
             58          Section 4. Section 63M-12-202 is enacted to read:
             59          63M-12-202. Members -- Appointment -- Terms -- Vacancies -- Expenses.
             60          (1) The advisory council shall consist of up to 18 members as follows:
             61          (a) 16 members to be appointed by the governor as follows:
             62          (i) representatives from stakeholders who receive services from state agencies or are
             63      regulated by state agencies;
             64          (ii) leaders in the business community; and
             65          (iii) no more than two executive directors of state departments; and
             66          (b) (i) one member from the Senate appointed by the president of the Senate; and
             67          (ii) one member of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the House
             68      of Representatives.
             69          (2) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
             70      appointed by the governor for the remainder of the unexpired term.
             71          (3) A member may not receive compensation or benefits for the member's service.
             72          Section 5. Section 63M-12-203 is enacted to read:
             73          63M-12-203. Qualifications of members.
             74          (1) Members appointed to the advisory council shall have the following qualifications:
             75          (a) a demonstrated record of leadership and involvement; and
             76          (b) a willingness to make a commitment to the furtherance of the purposes of the
             77      advisory council.
             78          (2) The advisory council may make recommendations to the governor concerning
             79      appointment of members.
             80          Section 6. Section 63M-12-204 is enacted to read:
             81          63M-12-204. Election of chair -- Meetings.
             82          The governor shall appoint a chair, and the council members may appoint other officers
             83      from its membership. The advisory council shall meet in regular meetings and may meet at
             84      special meetings at the request of the chair or the governor. The advisory council may form
             85      subcommittees and involve stake-holders, industry leaders, and others as it determines is
             86      appropriate.
             87          Section 7. Section 63M-12-301 is enacted to read:

Part 3. Duties

             89          63M-12-301. Duties.
             90          The advisory council shall:
             91          (1) consider the consolidation of the departments of state government to:
             92          (a) reduce administrative costs associated with running multiple departments of state
             93      government;
             94          (b) incorporate management and best business models for a number of cabinet-level
             95      members who report to the governor;
             96          (c) streamline services of state departments in a manner that is in the best interest of
             97      the state;
             98          (d) improve the efficiency of government; and
             99          (e) reduce the cost of government;
             100          (2) consider the advantages and disadvantages on consolidating departments, agencies
             101      or offices;
             102          (3) consider the implementation of department consolidation and internal
             103      organizational changes necessary to complete the re-alignment of responsibilities if a
             104      consolidation of departments is recommended, including identifying employees and functions
             105      that would transfer to a consolidated department, and the organization of offices, boards, and
             106      divisions within a consolidated department;
             107          (4) in accordance with Subsection (3), consider plans and options for reorganization
             108      and consolidation of state government, with input from stake holders, legislators, the business
             109      community, proposals considered during the Legislature's 2011 General Session, and the 2010
             110      Governor's Commission on Optimizing Government; and
             111          (5) (a) provide a report to the governor on or before October 19, 2011; and
             112          (b) report to the Legislature's Government Operations Interim Committee on or before
             113      October 19, 2011; and
             114          (c) report to the Legislative Management Committee on or before December 15, 2011.

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