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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill creates the Navajo Water Rights Negotiation Account.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . creates the Navajo Water Rights Negotiation Account;
13 . provides for the use of account funds; and
14 . establishes restrictions on how account funds may be used.
15 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16 This bill appropriates:
17 . to the Navajo Water Rights Negotiation - General Fund Restricted Account, as a
18 one-time appropriation:
19 . from the General Fund, $2,000,000.
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 51-9-701, Utah Code Annotated 1953
25 51-9-702, Utah Code Annotated 1953
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 51-9-701 is enacted to read:
30 51-9-701. Title.
31 This part is known as the "Navajo Water Rights Negotiation Account Act."
32 Section 2. Section 51-9-702 is enacted to read:
33 51-9-702. Navajo Water Rights Negotiation Account.
34 (1) (a) There is created a restricted account within the General Fund known as the
35 "Navajo Water Rights Negotiation Account."
36 (b) The restricted account shall consist of appropriations made by the Legislature.
37 (c) The Division of Finance shall:
38 (i) administer the account; and
39 (ii) deposit interest earned on the account into the General Fund.
40 (2) Subject to Subsection (3), the Legislature may appropriate money from the
41 restricted account only to plan, design, and construct drinking water projects to serve
42 populations located on the Navajo Nation reservation within the boundaries of Utah.
43 (3) Before appropriating money from the account for the purpose specified in
44 Subsection (2), the Legislature shall ensure that the state of Utah has:
45 (a) a signed, enforceable agreement on Navajo water rights with the Navajo Nation and
46 the United States government; and
47 (b) a signed, enforceable project repayment agreement with the United States
48 Department of the Interior.
49 (4) Creation of the account and appropriations into the account do not:
50 (a) create a state obligation to provide funding for the planning, design, or construction
51 of drinking water projects to serve populations located on the Navajo Nation reservation within
52 the boundaries of the state; and
53 (b) constitute an acknowledgment or admission by the state of Utah of any legal
54 liability or obligation.
55 Section 3. Appropriation.
56 Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, the
57 following sums of money are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or
58 reduced from amounts previously appropriated, out of the funds or accounts indicated for the
59 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2013. These are additions to amounts
60 previously appropriated for fiscal year 2013.
61 To Navajo Water Rights Negotiation - General Fund Restricted Account
62 From General Fund, one-time
63 Schedule of Programs:
64 Navajo Water Rights Negotiation Restricted Account $2,000,000
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-31-12 10:23 AM