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H.B. 141

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 12:21 PM by lerror. --> This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 3:58 PM by jeyring. -->              1     

STATE SOVEREIGNTY AND RIGHTS OF SET-OFF

             2     
2012 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: LaVar Christensen

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Senate Sponsor: John L. Valentine

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill reaffirms state sovereignty and reserves all rights and claims, including set-off,
             10      for damages, losses, costs, and expenses incurred but not fully reimbursed against any
             11      amounts that the state owes the federal government.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    reaffirms the state's sovereign rights as outlined in the Ninth and Tenth
             15      Amendments of the Constitution of the United States of America;
             16          .    reserves all rights of the state to claim a credit or set-off for any amount
             16a      H. inequitably or unlawfully caused or claimed by the federal government. [ the state
             17      may incur due to the loss or wrongful withholding of its public lands or for the
             18      incarceration of illegal aliens that are not reimbursed by the federal government
             19      against any amount that the state is claimed to owe the federal government; and
             20          .    provides that the state is relieved of all liability for the payment of funds owed to
             21      the federal government for which the state exercises its rights of set-off.
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             22      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             23          None
             24      Other Special Clauses:
             25          None
             26      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             27      ENACTS:


             28      H. [     63G-12-403 ] 63G-15-101 .H , Utah Code Annotated 1953
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             30      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             31          Section 1. H. [ Section 63G-12-403 ] 63G-15-101 .H is enacted to read:
             32          H. [ 63G-12-403. ] 63G-15-101. .H State sovereignty and rights of set-off.
             33          (1) (a) Pursuant to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments of the Constitution of the United
             34      States of America, the State of Utah does solemnly affirm its state sovereignty and fully and
             35      unconditionally reserves and asserts all rights and powers, directly and indirectly related to
             36      those rights and powers.
             37          (b) This affirmation, reservation, and assertion includes rights and claims of set-off by
             38      the State of Utah H. [ against ] for .H any amounts H. it claims to have been inequitably
             38a1      or unlawfully caused or
             38a      imposed by the federal government. [ the state may be claimed to owe the federal government.
             39          (2) The state may exercise and apply as a credit, any amounts the state incurs due to the
             40      violation of the state's sovereign powers or other acts and omissions of the federal government,
             41      including:
             42          (a) all costs and damages sustained by the state due to the loss or wrongful withholding
             43      of its public lands; and
             44          (b) all costs of incarceration of illegal aliens for crimes committed in the state if and to
             45      such extent as those costs are not fully reimbursed by the federal government.
             46          (3) The state is not liable for any amounts or federal claims which are subject to this
             47      section or other legal and equitable protections of the state's interests.
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