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6 Cosponsor:Patrice M. Arent 7
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill creates the Economic Development Task Force.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . creates and provides for the membership of the Economic Development Task Force;
14 . provides for salary and expenses of task force members; and
15 . provides for task force duties, meetings, and reports.
16 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17 This bill appropriates:
18 . $17,000 to the Senate; and
19 . $29,000 to the House of Representatives.
20 Other Special Clauses:
21 This bill is repealed November 30, 2013.
22 Uncodified Material Affected:
23 ENACTS UNCODIFIED MATERIAL
25 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26 Section 1. Economic Development Task Force -- Creation -- Membership --
27 Quorum -- Compensation -- Staff.
28 (1) There is created the Economic Development Task Force consisting of the following
29 16 members:
30 (a) three members of the Senate appointed by the president of the Senate, no more than
31 two of whom may be from the same political party, and including at least one member
32 representing a rural area of the state;
33 (b) six members of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the
34 House of Representatives, no more than four of whom may be from the same political party,
35 and including at least one member representing a rural area of the state;
36 (c) one person appointed by the Governor from the Governor's Office of Economic
38 (d) one person appointed by the Utah Manufacturers Association;
39 (e) one person appointed by the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce;
40 (f) two persons from the state's business community, one appointed by the president of
41 the Senate and the other appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;
42 (g) one person appointed by the Utah League of Cities and Towns; and
43 (h) one person appointed by the Utah Association of Counties.
44 (2) (a) The president of the Senate shall designate a member of the Senate appointed
45 under Subsection (1)(a) as a cochair of the task force.
46 (b) The speaker of the House of Representatives shall designate a member of the House
47 of Representatives appointed under Subsection (1)(b) as a cochair of the task force.
48 (3) A majority of the members of the task force constitute a quorum. The action of a
49 majority of a quorum constitutes the action of the task force.
50 (4) (a) Salaries and expenses of the members of the task force who are legislators shall
51 be paid in accordance with Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rules, Title 5, Chapter 3,
52 Expense and Mileage Reimbursement for Authorized Legislative Meetings, Special Sessions,
53 and Veto Override Sessions.
54 (b) A member of the task force who is not a legislator may not receive compensation
55 for the member's work associated with the task force, but may receive per diem and
56 reimbursement for travel expenses incurred as a member of the task force at the rates
57 established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
58 (5) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall provide staff support
59 to the task force.
60 Section 2. Duties -- Meetings -- Reports.
61 (1) The task force shall review and make recommendations on:
62 (a) how economic production in the state can be increased, including how more exports
63 and more high-paying jobs can be created;
64 (b) how the state can attract more businesses;
65 (c) how regulatory or other barriers to economic production or economic development
66 can be reduced or eliminated; and
67 (d) how air quality affects economic development efforts in the state, including:
68 (i) a review of public and private sector efforts to improve air quality in the state; and
69 (ii) a review of and any suggested changes to state laws and regulations that could
70 improve air quality in the state.
71 (2) The task force may hold no more than 10 meetings per year.
72 (3) (a) The task force shall present an interim report to the Workforce Services and
73 Community and Economic Development Interim Committee, the Health and Human Services
74 Interim Committee, and the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim
75 Committee before November 30, 2012.
76 (b) The task force shall present a final report, including any proposed legislation, to the
77 Workforce Services and Community and Economic Development Interim Committee, the
78 Health and Human Services Interim Committee, and the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and
79 Environment Interim Committee before November 30, 2013.
80 Section 3. Appropriation.
81 There is appropriated from the General Fund for fiscal year 2013 only:
82 (1) $17,000 to the Senate to pay for the compensation and expenses of senators on the
83 task force; and
84 (2) $29,000 to the House of Representatives to pay for the compensation and expenses
85 of representatives on the task force.
86 Section 4. Repeal date.
87 This bill is repealed November 30, 2013.
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