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CONSTITUTIONAL AND FEDERALISM DEFENSE ACT

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2013 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Ken Ivory

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Senate Sponsor: Mark B. Madsen

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill recodifies and amends Title 63C, Chapter 4, Constitutional Defense Council,
             10      dissolves the Federalism Subcommittee, and creates the Commission on Federalism.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines terms;
             14          .    recodifies Title 63C, Chapter 4, Constitutional Defense Council, and renames it the
             15      Constitutional and Federalism Defense Act;
             16          .    adds one member to the Constitutional Defense Council;
             17          .    dissolves the Federalism Subcommittee;
             18          .    amends the duties of the Constitutional Defense Council;
             19          .    creates the Commission on Federalism and describes its duties, which include most
             20      of the duties formerly assigned to the Federalism Subcommittee;
             21          .    amends provisions relating to the Constitutional Defense Restricted Account;
             22          .    subjects the provisions of this bill to sunset review before being repealed on July 1,
             23      2018; and
             24          .    makes technical changes.
             25      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             26          This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2013:
             27          .    to the General Fund Restricted - Constitutional Defense Restricted Account as a
             28      one-time appropriation, from the General Fund, one-time, ($79,800);
             29          .    to the Governor's Office - Constitutional Defense Council as a one-time


             30      appropriation, from the General Fund Restricted - Constitutional Defense, ($79,800);
             31          .    to the Legislature - Senate as a one-time appropriation, from the General Fund,
             32      one-time, $34,200; and
             33          .    to the Legislature - House of Representatives as a one-time appropriation, from the
             34      General Fund, one-time, $45,600.
             35      Other Special Clauses:
             36          None
             37      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             38      AMENDS:
             39          53C-3-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 212
             40          63I-1-263 (Effective 05/01/13), as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 126,
             41      206, 347, 369, and 395
             42          63J-4-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 189
             43          63J-4-603, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 252
             44          67-5-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 342
             45      ENACTS:
             46          63C-4a-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             47          63C-4a-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             48          63C-4a-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             49          63C-4a-301, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             50          63C-4a-302, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             51          63C-4a-401, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             52      RENUMBERS AND AMENDS:
             53          63C-4a-103, (Renumbered from 63C-4-105, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter
             54      287)
             55          63C-4a-202, (Renumbered from 63C-4-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             56      Chapter 252)
             57          63C-4a-203, (Renumbered from 63C-4-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012,


             58      Chapters 324 and 377)
             59          63C-4a-303, (Renumbered from 63C-4-106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012,
             60      Chapter 369)
             61          63C-4a-304, (Renumbered from 63C-4-107, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter
             62      252)
             63          63C-4a-305, (Renumbered from 63C-4-108, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter
             64      252)
             65          63C-4a-402, (Renumbered from 63C-4-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012,
             66      Chapter 324)
             67          63C-4a-403, (Renumbered from 63C-4-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             68      Chapter 252)
             69      Uncodified Material Affected:
             70      ENACTS UNCODIFIED MATERIAL
             71     
             72      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             73          Section 1. Section 53C-3-203 is amended to read:
             74           53C-3-203. Land Exchange Distribution Account.
             75          (1) As used in this section, "account" means the Land Exchange Distribution Account
             76      created in Subsection (2)(a).
             77          (2) (a) There is created within the General Fund a restricted account known as the Land
             78      Exchange Distribution Account.
             79          (b) The account shall consist of revenue deposited in the account as required by
             80      Section 53C-3-202 .
             81          (3) (a) The state treasurer shall invest money in the account according to Title 51,
             82      Chapter 7, State Money Management Act.
             83          (b) The Division of Finance shall deposit interest or other earnings derived from
             84      investment of account money into the General Fund.
             85          (4) The Legislature shall annually appropriate from the account in the following order:


             86          (a) $1,000,000 to the Constitutional Defense Restricted Account created in Section
             87      [ 63C-4-103 ] 63C-4a-402 ; and
             88          (b) from the deposits to the account remaining after the appropriation in Subsection
             89      (4)(a), the following amounts:
             90          (i) 55% of the deposits to counties in amounts proportionate to the amounts of mineral
             91      revenue generated from the acquired land, exchanged land, acquired mineral interests, or
             92      exchanged mineral interests located in each county, to be used to mitigate the impacts caused
             93      by mineral development;
             94          (ii) 25% of the deposits to counties in amounts proportionate to the total surface and
             95      mineral acreage within each county that was conveyed to the United States under the agreement
             96      or an exchange, to be used to mitigate the loss of mineral development opportunities resulting
             97      from the agreement or exchange;
             98          (iii) 1.68% of the deposits to the State Board of Education, to be used for education
             99      research and experimentation in the use of staff and facilities designed to improve the quality
             100      of education in Utah;
             101          (iv) 1.66% of the deposits to the Geological Survey, to be used for natural resources
             102      development in the state;
             103          (v) 1.66% of the deposits to the Water Research Laboratory at Utah State University, to
             104      be used for water development in the state;
             105          (vi) 11% of the deposits to the Constitutional Defense Restricted Account created in
             106      Section [ 63C-4-103 ] 63C-4a-402 ;
             107          (vii) 1% of the deposits to the Geological Survey, to be used for test wells, other
             108      hydrologic studies, and air quality monitoring in the West Desert; and
             109          (viii) 3% of the deposits to the Permanent Community Impact Fund created in Section
             110      35A-8-303 , to be used for grants to political subdivisions of the state to mitigate the impacts
             111      resulting from the development or use of school and institutional trust lands.
             112          (5) The administration shall make recommendations to the Permanent Community
             113      Impact Fund Board for its consideration when awarding the grants described in Subsection


             114      (4)(b)(viii).
             115          Section 2. Section 63C-4a-101 is enacted to read:
             116     
CHAPTER 4a. CONSTITUTIONAL AND FEDERALISM DEFENSE ACT

             117     
Part 1. General Provisions

             118          63C-4a-101. Title.
             119          (1) This chapter is known as the "Constitutional and Federalism Defense Act."
             120          (2) This part is known as "General Provisions."
             121          Section 3. Section 63C-4a-102 is enacted to read:
             122          63C-4a-102. Definitions.
             123          As used in this chapter:
             124          (1) "Account" means the Constitutional Defense Restricted Account, created in Section
             125      63C-4a-402 .
             126          (2) "Commission" means the Commission on Federalism, created in Section
             127      63C-4a-302 .
             128          (3) "Constitutional defense plan" means a plan that outlines actions and expenditures to
             129      fulfill the duties of the commission and the council.
             130          (4) "Council" means the Constitutional Defense Council, created in Section
             131      63C-4a-202 .
             132          (5) "Federal governmental entity" means:
             133          (a) the president of the United States;
             134          (b) the United States Congress;
             135          (c) a United States agency; or
             136          (d) an employee or official appointed by the president of the United States.
             137          (6) "Federal law" means:
             138          (a) an executive order by the president of the United States;
             139          (b) a statute passed by the United States Congress;
             140          (c) a regulation adopted by a United States agency; or
             141          (d) a policy statement, order, guidance, or action by:


             142          (i) a United States agency; or
             143          (ii) an employee or official appointed by the president of the United States.
             144          (7) "R.S. 2477" means Revised Statute 2477, codified as 43 U.S.C. Section 932.
             145          (8) "R.S. 2477 plan" means a guiding document that:
             146          (a) is developed jointly by the Utah Association of Counties and the state;
             147          (b) is approved by the council; and
             148          (c) presents the broad framework of a proposed working relationship between the state
             149      and participating counties collectively for the purpose of asserting, defending, or litigating state
             150      and local government rights under R.S. 2477.
             151          (9) "United States agency" means a department, agency, authority, commission,
             152      council, board, office, bureau, or other administrative unit of the executive branch of the
             153      United States government.
             154          Section 4. Section 63C-4a-103 , which is renumbered from Section 63C-4-105 is
             155      renumbered and amended to read:
             156           [63C-4-105].     63C-4a-103. Policy for public lands within the state.
             157          [(1)] It is the policy of the state to claim and preserve by lawful means the rights of the
             158      state and its citizens to determine and affect the disposition and use of federal lands within the
             159      state as those rights are granted by the United States Constitution, the Utah Enabling Act, and
             160      other applicable law.
             161          [(2) The Constitutional Defense Council shall study, formulate, and recommend
             162      appropriate legal strategies and arguments to further this policy.]
             163          Section 5. Section 63C-4a-201 is enacted to read:
             164     
Part 2. Constitutional Defense Council

             165          63C-4a-201. Title.
             166          This part is known as "Constitutional Defense Council."
             167          Section 6. Section 63C-4a-202 , which is renumbered from Section 63C-4-101 is
             168      renumbered and amended to read:
             169           [63C-4-101].     63C-4a-202. Creation of Constitutional Defense Council --


             170      Membership -- Vacancies -- Meetings -- Staff -- Reports -- Per diem, travel expenses, and
             171      funding.
             172          (1) There is created the Constitutional Defense Council.
             173          (2) (a) The council shall consist of the following members:
             174          (i) the governor or the lieutenant governor, who shall serve as chair of the council;
             175          (ii) the president of the Senate or the president of the Senate's designee who shall serve
             176      as vice chair of the council;
             177          (iii) the speaker of the House or the speaker of the House's designee who shall serve as
             178      vice chair of the council;
             179          (iv) another member of the House, appointed by the speaker of the House;
             180          [(iv)] (v) the minority leader of the Senate or the minority leader of the Senate's
             181      designee;
             182          [(v)] (vi) the minority leader of the House or the minority leader of the House's
             183      designee;
             184          [(vi)] (vii) the attorney general or the attorney general's designee, who shall be one of
             185      the attorney general's appointees, not a current career service employee;
             186          [(vii)] (viii) the director of the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration;
             187          [(viii)] (ix) four elected county commissioners, county council members, or county
             188      executives from different counties who are selected by the Utah Association of Counties, at
             189      least one of whom shall be from a county of the first or second class;
             190          [(ix)] (x) the executive director of the Department of Natural Resources, who may not
             191      vote;
             192          [(x)] (xi) the commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Food, who may not
             193      vote;
             194          [(xi)] (xii) the director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development, who may
             195      not vote; and
             196          [(xii)] (xiii) two elected county commissioners, county council members, or county
             197      executives from different counties appointed by the Utah Association of Counties, who may


             198      not vote.
             199          (b) The council vice chairs shall conduct a council meeting in the absence of the chair.
             200          (c) If both the governor and the lieutenant governor are absent from a meeting of the
             201      council, the governor may designate a person to attend the meeting solely for the purpose of
             202      casting a vote on any matter on the governor's behalf.
             203          (3) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
             204      appointed for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.
             205          (4) (a) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (4)(a)(ii), the council shall meet at least
             206      monthly or more frequently as needed.
             207          (ii) The council need not meet monthly if the chair, after polling the members,
             208      determines that a majority of the members do not wish to meet.
             209          (b) The governor or any six members of the council may call a meeting of the council.
             210          (c) Before calling a meeting, the governor or council members shall solicit items for
             211      the agenda from other members of the council.
             212          (d) (i) The council shall require that any entity, other than the commission, that
             213      receives money from the Constitutional Defense Restricted Account provide financial reports
             214      and litigation reports to the council.
             215          (ii) Nothing in this Subsection (4)(d) prohibits the council from closing a meeting
             216      under Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act, or prohibits the council from
             217      complying with Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act.
             218          (e) A majority of the voting membership on the council is required for a quorum to
             219      conduct council business. A majority vote of the quorum is required for any action taken by
             220      the council.
             221          (5) (a) The Office of the Attorney General shall advise[: (i)] the council[; and].
             222          [(ii) the Federalism Subcommittee.]
             223          (b) The Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office shall provide staff assistance for
             224      meetings of the council [and Federalism Subcommittee].
             225          (6) A member of the council may not receive compensation or benefits for the


             226      member's service, but may receive per diem and travel expenses in accordance with:
             227          (a) Section 63A-3-106 ;
             228          (b) Section 63A-3-107 ; and
             229          (c) rules made by the Division of Finance pursuant to Sections 63A-3-106 and
             230      63A-3-107 .
             231          [(7) (a) The council and Federalism Subcommittee shall be funded from the
             232      Constitutional Defense Restricted Account created in Section 63C-4-103 .]
             233          [(b)] (7) Money appropriated for or received by the council may be expended by the
             234      governor in consultation with the council.
             235          [(8) (a) There is created a Federalism Subcommittee of the council.]
             236          [(b) The subcommittee shall consist of members listed in Subsections (2)(a)(i) through
             237      (vi).]
             238          [(c) (i) The governor or the lieutenant governor shall serve as chair of the
             239      subcommittee.]
             240          [(ii) The council vice chair shall conduct a subcommittee meeting in the absence of the
             241      chair.]
             242          Section 7. Section 63C-4a-203 , which is renumbered from Section 63C-4-102 is
             243      renumbered and amended to read:
             244           [63C-4-102].     63C-4a-203. Duties of Constitutional Defense Council.
             245          (1) The Constitutional Defense Council [is a council to] shall assist the governor and
             246      the Legislature on the following types of issues:
             247          (a) the constitutionality of federal mandates;
             248          (b) when making recommendations to challenge the federal mandates and regulations
             249      described in Subsections (1)(f)(i) through (v), the rationale for and effectiveness of those
             250      federal mandates or regulations;
             251          (c) legal and policy issues surrounding state and local government rights under R.S.
             252      2477;
             253          (d) legal issues relating to the rights of the School and Institutional Trust Lands


             254      Administration and its beneficiaries;
             255          (e) a disagreement with another state regarding the use or ownership of water; and
             256          (f) the advisability, feasibility, estimated cost, and likelihood of success of challenging:
             257          (i) federal court rulings that:
             258          (A) hinder the management of the state's prison system and place undue financial
             259      hardship on the state's taxpayers;
             260          (B) impact a power or a right reserved to the state or its citizens by the United States
             261      Constitution, Amendment IX or X; or
             262          (C) expand or grant a power to the United States government beyond the limited,
             263      enumerated powers granted by the United States Constitution;
             264          (ii) federal laws or regulations that reduce or negate water rights or the rights of owners
             265      of private property, or the rights and interest of state and local governments, including
             266      sovereignty interests and the power to provide for the health, safety, and welfare, and promote
             267      the prosperity of their inhabitants;
             268          (iii) conflicting federal regulations or policies in land management on federal land;
             269          (iv) federal intervention that would damage the state's mining, timber, [and] or
             270      ranching industries;
             271          (v) the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency and Congress to mandate
             272      local air quality standards and penalties; and
             273          (vi) other issues that are relevant to this Subsection (1).
             274          (2) The council shall:
             275          (a) provide advice to the governor, state planning coordinator, and the public lands
             276      policy coordinator concerning coordination of:
             277          (i) state and local government rights under R.S. 2477; and
             278          (ii) other public lands issues;
             279          (b) approve a plan for R.S. 2477 rights developed in accordance with Section
             280      [ 63C-4-104 ; and] 63C-4a-403 ;
             281          (c) review, at least quarterly:


             282          (i) financial statements concerning implementation of the plan for R.S. 2477 rights;
             283      and
             284          (ii) financial and other reports from the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office
             285      concerning its activities[.]; and
             286          (d) study, formulate, and recommend appropriate legal strategies and arguments to
             287      further the policy described in Section 63C-4a-103 .
             288          (3) The council chair may require the attorney general or a designee to provide
             289      testimony on potential legal actions that would enhance the state's sovereignty or authority on
             290      issues affecting Utah and the well-being of its citizens.
             291          (4) The council chair may direct the attorney general to initiate and prosecute any
             292      action that the council determines will further its purposes, including an action described in
             293      Section 67-5-29 .
             294          (5) (a) Subject to the provisions of this section, the council may select and employ
             295      attorneys to implement the purposes and duties of the council.
             296          (b) The council chair may, in consultation with the council, direct any council attorney
             297      in any manner considered appropriate by the attorney general to best serve the purposes of the
             298      council.
             299          (c) The attorney general shall negotiate a contract for services with any attorney
             300      selected and approved for employment under this section.
             301          (6) The council chair may, only with the concurrence of the council, review and
             302      approve all claims for payments for:
             303          (a) legal services that are submitted to the council;
             304          (b) an action filed in accordance with Section 67-5-29 ; and
             305          (c) costs related to a constitutional defense plan approved in accordance with Section
             306      [ 63C-4-104 ] 63C-4a-403 that are submitted by:
             307          (i) the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office;
             308          (ii) the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration; or
             309          (iii) the Office of the Attorney General.


             310          (7) (a) [Within five business days' notice, the] The council chair may, with the
             311      concurrence of the council, order the attorney general or an attorney employed by the council to
             312      cease work [to] that may be charged to the fund.
             313          (b) The attorney general or other attorney subject to the order shall comply with the
             314      order no later than five business days after the day on which the order is given.
             315          (8) (a) At least 20 calendar days before the state submits comments on the draft
             316      environmental impact statement or environmental assessment for a proposed land management
             317      plan of any federal land management agency, the governor shall make those documents
             318      available to:
             319          (i) members of the council; and
             320          (ii) any county executive, county council member, or county commissioner of a county
             321      that is covered by the management plan and that has established formal cooperating agency
             322      status with the relevant federal land management agency regarding the proposed plan.
             323          (b) (i) [Council members or local government officials receiving] A council member or
             324      local government official who receives the documents described in Subsection (8)(a) may make
             325      recommendations to the governor or the governor's designee concerning changes to the
             326      documents before [they] the documents are submitted to the federal land management agency.
             327          (ii) [Council members or local government officials] A council member or local
             328      government official shall submit recommendations to the governor or the governor's designee
             329      no later than 10 calendar days after [receiving] the day on which the council member or local
             330      government official receives the documents [under] described in Subsection (8)(a).
             331          (c) Documents transmitted or received under this Subsection (8) are drafts and are
             332      protected records [pursuant to] under Subsection 63G-2-305 (21).
             333          (9) The council shall submit a report on December 1 of each year to each legislator by
             334      electronic mail that summarizes the council's activities [to each legislator].
             335          Section 8. Section 63C-4a-301 is enacted to read:
             336     
Part 3. Commission on Federalism

             337          63C-4a-301. Title.


             338          This part is known as "Commission on Federalism."
             339          Section 9. Section 63C-4a-302 is enacted to read:
             340          63C-4a-302. Creation of Commission on Federalism -- Membership meetings --
             341      Staff -- Expenses.
             342          (1) There is created the Commission on Federalism, comprised of the following seven
             343      members:
             344          (a) the president of the Senate or the president of the Senate's designee who shall serve
             345      as cochair of the commission;
             346          (b) another member of the Senate, appointed by the president of the Senate;
             347          (c) the speaker of the House or the speaker of the House's designee who shall serve as
             348      cochair of the commission;
             349          (d) two other members of the House, appointed by the speaker of the House;
             350          (e) the minority leader of the Senate or the minority leader of the Senate's designee;
             351      and
             352          (f) the minority leader of the House or the minority leader of the House's designee.
             353          (2) (a) A majority of the members of the commission constitute a quorum of the
             354      commission.
             355          (b) Action by a majority of the members of a quorum constitutes action by the
             356      commission.
             357          (3) The commission shall meet six times each year, unless additional meetings are
             358      approved by the Legislative Management Committee.
             359          (4) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall provide staff support
             360      to the commission.
             361          (5) Salary and expenses of a member of the commission shall be paid in accordance
             362      with Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rules, Title 5, Chapter 3, Expense and Mileage
             363      Reimbursement for Authorized Legislative Meetings, Special Sessions, and Veto Override
             364      Sessions.
             365          (6) Nothing in this section prohibits the commission from closing a meeting under


             366      Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act, or prohibits the commission from
             367      complying with Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act.
             368          Section 10. Section 63C-4a-303 , which is renumbered from Section 63C-4-106 is
             369      renumbered and amended to read:
             370           [63C-4-106].     63C-4a-303. Duties of Commission on Federalism.
             371          [(1) As used in this chapter:]
             372          [(a) "Federal governmental entity" means:]
             373          [(i) the President of the United States;]
             374          [(ii) the United States Congress;]
             375          [(iii) a United States agency; or]
             376          [(iv) an employee or official appointed by the President of the United States.]
             377          [(b) "Federal law" means:]
             378          [(i) an executive order by the President of the United States;]
             379          [(ii) a statute passed by the United States Congress;]
             380          [(iii) a regulation adopted by a United States agency; or]
             381          [(iv) a policy statement, guidance, or action by:]
             382          [(A) a United States agency; or]
             383          [(B) an employee or official appointed by the President of the United States.]
             384          [(c) "United States agency" means a department, agency, authority, commission,
             385      council, board, office, bureau, or other administrative unit of the executive branch of the
             386      United States government.]
             387          [(2)] (1) In accordance with Section [ 63C-4-107 ] 63C-4a-304 , the [Federalism
             388      Subcommittee shall] commission may evaluate a federal law:
             389          (a) as agreed by a majority of the commission; or
             390          (b) submitted to the [Federalism Subcommittee] commission by a council member.
             391          [(3)] (2) The [Federalism Subcommittee] commission may request information
             392      regarding a federal law under evaluation from a United States Senator or representative elected
             393      from the state.


             394          [(4)] (3) If the [Federalism Subcommittee] commission finds that a federal law is not
             395      authorized by the United States Constitution or violates the principle of federalism as described
             396      in Subsection [ 63C-4-107 ] 63C-4a-304 (2), [the Federalism Subcommittee chair] a commission
             397      cochair may:
             398          (a) request from a United States senator or representative elected from the state:
             399          (i) information about the federal law; or
             400          (ii) assistance in communicating with a federal governmental entity regarding the
             401      federal law;
             402          (b) (i) give written notice of [the] an evaluation [required by] made under Subsection
             403      [(2)] (1) to the federal governmental entity responsible for adopting or administering the
             404      federal law; and
             405          (ii) request a response by a specific date to the evaluation from the federal
             406      governmental entity; and
             407          (c) request a meeting, conducted in person or by electronic means, with the federal
             408      governmental entity [and a council member], a representative from another state, or a United
             409      States Senator or Representative elected from the state to discuss the evaluation of federal law
             410      and any possible remedy.
             411          [(5)] (4) The [Federalism Subcommittee] commission may recommend to the governor
             412      that the governor call a special session of the Legislature to give the Legislature an opportunity
             413      to respond to the [subcommittee's] commission's evaluation of a federal law.
             414          [(6)] (5) [The Federalism Subcommittee chair] A commission cochair may coordinate
             415      the evaluation of and response to federal law with another state as provided in Section
             416      [ 63C-4-108 ] 63C-4a-305 .
             417          [(7)] (6) [The Federalism Subcommittee] On May 20 and October 20 of each year, the
             418      commission shall submit a report by electronic mail [that summarizes action taken in
             419      accordance with this section] to the Legislative Management Committee and the Government
             420      Operations Interim Committee [on May 20 and October 20 of each year.] that summarizes:
             421          (a) action taken by the commission in accordance with this section; and


             422          (b) action taken by, or communication received from, any of the following in response
             423      to a request or inquiry made, or other action taken, by the commission:
             424          (i) a United States senator or representative elected from the state;
             425          (ii) a representative of another state; or
             426          (iii) a federal entity, official, or employee.
             427          (7) The commission shall keep a current list on the Legislature's website of:
             428          (a) a federal law that the commission evaluates under Subsection (1);
             429          (b) an action taken by a cochair of the commission under Subsection (3);
             430          (c) any coordination undertaken with another state under Section 63C-4a-305 ; and
             431          (d) any response received from a federal government entity that was requested under
             432      Subsection (3).
             433          Section 11. Section 63C-4a-304 , which is renumbered from Section 63C-4-107 is
             434      renumbered and amended to read:
             435           [63C-4-107].     63C-4a-304. Standard for evaluation of federal law.
             436          (1) The [Federalism Subcommittee] commission shall evaluate whether a federal law
             437      [submitted under Subsection 63C-4-106 (2)] evaluated under Section 63C-4a-303 is authorized
             438      by:
             439          (a) United States Constitution, Article I, Section 2, to provide for the decennial census;
             440          (b) United States Constitution, Article I, Section 4, to override state laws regulating the
             441      times, places, and manner of congressional elections, other than the place of senatorial
             442      elections;
             443          (c) United States Constitution, Article I, Section 7, to veto bills, orders, and resolutions
             444      by Congress;
             445          (d) United States Constitution, Article I, Section 8, to:
             446          (i) lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, to pay the debts and provide for
             447      the common defense and general welfare of the United States, but all duties, imposts, and
             448      excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
             449          (ii) borrow money on the credit of the United States;


             450          (iii) regulate commerce with foreign nations, among the several states, and with the
             451      Indian tribes;
             452          (iv) establish a uniform rule of naturalization and uniform laws on the subject of
             453      bankruptcies throughout the United States;
             454          (v) coin money, regulate the value of coin money and of foreign coin, and fix the
             455      standard of weights and measures;
             456          (vi) provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the
             457      United States;
             458          (vii) establish post offices and post roads;
             459          (viii) promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to
             460      authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;
             461          (ix) constitute tribunals inferior to the supreme court;
             462          (x) define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas and offences
             463      against the law of nations;
             464          (xi) declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning
             465      captures on land and water;
             466          (xii) raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a
             467      longer term than two years;
             468          (xiii) provide and maintain a navy;
             469          (xiv) make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces;
             470          (xv) provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress
             471      insurrections, and repel invasions;
             472          (xvi) provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the militia, and for governing the
             473      part of the militia that may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the
             474      states respectively, the appointment of the officers and the authority of training the militia
             475      according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
             476          (xvii) exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such district, which
             477      may not exceed 10 miles square, as may, by cession of particular states and the acceptance of


             478      Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States, and to exercise like
             479      authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the
             480      place shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dock-yards, and other needful
             481      buildings; or
             482          (xviii) make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution
             483      the powers listed in this section, and all other powers vested by the United States Constitution
             484      in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer of the United States;
             485          (e) United States Constitution, Article I, Section 9, to authorize a federal officer to
             486      receive benefits from a foreign nation;
             487          (f) United States Constitution, Article I, Section 10, to fix the pay of members of
             488      Congress and of federal officers;
             489          (g) United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, to:
             490          (i) set the time for choosing electors; or
             491          (ii) establish who succeeded to the presidency after the vice president;
             492          (h) United States Constitution, Article II, Section 2, to:
             493          (i) serve as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces;
             494          (ii) require the written opinions of executive officers;
             495          (iii) grant reprieves and pardons;
             496          (iv) make vacancy appointments;
             497          (v) make treaties, subject to the advice and consent of the United States Senate;
             498          (vi) appoint foreign affairs officers subject to the advice and consent of the United
             499      States Senate;
             500          (vii) appoint domestic affairs officers subject either to the advice and consent of the
             501      United States Senate or pursuant to law;
             502          (viii) appoint judges subject to the advice and consent of the United States Senate; or
             503          (ix) authorize the president to fill designated inferior offices without senatorial
             504      consent;
             505          (i) United States Constitution, Article II, Section 3, to:


             506          (i) receive representatives of foreign powers;
             507          (ii) execute the laws;
             508          (iii) commission United States officers;
             509          (iv) give Congress information;
             510          (v) make recommendations to Congress;
             511          (vi) convene Congress on extraordinary occasions; or
             512          (vii) adjourn Congress if it cannot agree on a time;
             513          (j) United States Constitution, Article III, Section 1, to:
             514          (i) create exceptions to the supreme court's appellate jurisdiction;
             515          (ii) fix the jurisdiction of federal courts inferior to the supreme court; or
             516          (iii) declare the punishment for treason;
             517          (k) United States Constitution, Article IV, Section 1, to establish the rules by which the
             518      records and judgments of states are proved in other states;
             519          (l) United States Constitution, Article IV, Section 3, to:
             520          (i) manage federal property;
             521          (ii) dispose of federal property;
             522          (iii) govern the federal territories; or
             523          (iv) consent to admission of new states or the combination of existing states;
             524          (m) United States Constitution, Article IV, Section 4, to defend states from invasion,
             525      insurrection, and non-republican forms of government;
             526          (n) United States Constitution, Article V, Section 1, to propose constitutional
             527      amendments;
             528          (o) United States Constitution, Article VI, Section 1, to prescribe the oath for federal
             529      officers;
             530          (p) United States Constitution, Amendment XIII, to abolish slavery;
             531          (q) United States Constitution, Amendment XIV, to guard people from certain state
             532      abuses;
             533          (r) United States Constitution, Amendment XVI, to impose taxes on income from any


             534      source without having to apportion the total dollar amount of tax collected from each state
             535      according to each state's population in relation to the total national population;
             536          (s) United States Constitution, Amendment XX, to revise the manner of presidential
             537      succession;
             538          (t) United States Constitution, Amendment XV, XIX, XXIII, or XXIV, to extend and
             539      protect the right to vote; or
             540          (u) United States Constitution, Amendment XVII, to grant a pay raise to a sitting
             541      Congress.
             542          (2) The [Federalism Subcommittee] commission shall evaluate whether a federal law
             543      [submitted under Subsection 63C-4-106 (2)] evaluated under Section 63C-4a-303 violates the
             544      principle of federalism by:
             545          (a) affecting the distribution of power and responsibility among the state and national
             546      government;
             547          (b) limiting the policymaking discretion of the state;
             548          (c) impacting a power or a right reserved to the state or its citizens by the United States
             549      Constitution, Amendment IX or X; [and] or
             550          (d) impacting the sovereignty rights and interest of the state or a political subdivision to
             551      provide for the health, safety, and welfare and promote the prosperity of the state's or political
             552      subdivision's inhabitants.
             553          (3) In the evaluation of a federal law, the [Federalism Subcommittee] commission:
             554          (a) shall rely on:
             555          (i) the text of the United States Constitution, as amended;
             556          (ii) the meaning of the text of the United States Constitution, as amended, at the time
             557      of its drafting and ratification; and
             558          (iii) a primary source document that is:
             559          (A) directly relevant to the drafting, adoption, ratification, or initial implementation of
             560      the United States Constitution, as amended; or
             561          (B) created by a person directly involved in the drafting, adoption, ratification, or


             562      initial implementation of the United States Constitution, as amended;
             563          (b) may rely on other relevant sources, including federal court decisions; and
             564          (c) is not bound by a holding by a federal court.
             565          Section 12. Section 63C-4a-305 , which is renumbered from Section 63C-4-108 is
             566      renumbered and amended to read:
             567           [63C-4-108].     63C-4a-305. Communication with other states and
             568      governmental entities.
             569          [(1) The Federalism Subcommittee chair] A commission cochair may correspond with
             570      the presiding officer of the legislative branch of another state or an entity of another state that
             571      has powers and duties that are similar to the [Federalism Subcommittee] commission to discuss
             572      and coordinate the evaluation of and response to federal law as provided in Section
             573      [ 63C-4-106 ] 63C-4a-303 .
             574          [(2) The Federalism Subcommittee shall send a copy of this bill and the pages of the
             575      House and Senate Journal that pertain to Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 252 to:]
             576          [(a) the governor of each state;]
             577          [(b) the presiding officer, the majority leader, and the minority leader of each house, if
             578      applicable, of each state legislature;]
             579          [(c) each United States Senator or Representative elected from this state;]
             580          [(d) the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court;]
             581          [(e) the President of the United States; and]
             582          [(f) the presiding officer, the majority leader, and the minority leader of each house of
             583      the United States Congress.]
             584          Section 13. Section 63C-4a-401 is enacted to read:
             585     
Part 4. Miscellaneous Provisions

             586          63C-4a-401. Title.
             587          This part is known as "Miscellaneous Provisions."
             588          Section 14. Section 63C-4a-402 , which is renumbered from Section 63C-4-103 is
             589      renumbered and amended to read:


             590           [63C-4-103].     63C-4a-402. Creation of Constitutional Defense Restricted
             591      Account -- Sources of funds -- Uses of funds -- Reports.
             592          (1) There is created a restricted account within the General Fund known as the
             593      Constitutional Defense Restricted Account.
             594          (2) The account consists of money from the following revenue sources:
             595          (a) money deposited to the account as required by Section 53C-3-203 ;
             596          (b) voluntary contributions;
             597          (c) money received by the council from other state agencies; and
             598          (d) appropriations made by the Legislature.
             599          (3) The Legislature may annually appropriate money from the Constitutional Defense
             600      Restricted Account to one or more of the following:
             601          (a) the commission, to fund the commission and for the commission's duties;
             602          [(a)] (b) the council, to fund the council and for the council's [or Federalism
             603      Subcommittee's duties established in this chapter] duties;
             604          [(b)] (c) the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office to carry out its duties in Section
             605      63J-4-603 ;
             606          [(c)] (d) the Office of the Governor, to be used only for the purpose of asserting,
             607      defending, or litigating:
             608          (i) an issue arising with another state regarding the use or ownership of water; or
             609          (ii) state and local government rights under R.S. 2477, in accordance with a plan
             610      developed and approved as provided in Section [ 63C-4-104 ] 63C-4a-403 ;
             611          [(d)] (e) a county or association of counties to assist counties, consistent with the
             612      purposes of the council, in pursuing issues affecting the counties; [or]
             613          [(e)] (f) the Office of the Attorney General, to be used only:
             614          (i) for public lands counsel and assistance and litigation to the state or local
             615      governments including asserting, defending, or litigating state and local government rights
             616      under R.S. 2477 in accordance with a plan developed and approved as provided in Section
             617      [ 63C-4-104 ] 63C-4a-403 ;


             618          (ii) for an action filed in accordance with Section 67-5-29 ;
             619          (iii) to advise the council [and Federalism Subcommittee]; or
             620          (iv) for asserting, defending, or litigating an issue arising with another state regarding
             621      the use or ownership of water[.]; or
             622          (g) the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, to provide staff support to
             623      the commission.
             624          (4) (a) The council shall require that any entity, other than the commission, that
             625      receives money from the [Constitutional Defense Restricted Account] account provide
             626      financial reports and litigation reports to the council.
             627          (b) Nothing in this Subsection (4) prohibits the commission or the council from closing
             628      a meeting under Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act, or prohibits the
             629      commission or the council from complying with Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records
             630      Access and Management Act.
             631          Section 15. Section 63C-4a-403 , which is renumbered from Section 63C-4-104 is
             632      renumbered and amended to read:
             633           [63C-4-104].     63C-4a-403. Plans for R.S. 2477 rights and constitutional
             634      defense -- Contents.
             635          [(1) As used in this section:]
             636          [(a) "Constitutional defense plan" means a plan that outlines actions and expenditures
             637      to fulfill the council's and Federalism Subcommittee's duties established by this chapter.]
             638          [(b) "R.S. 2477 plan" means a guiding document that:]
             639          [(i) is developed jointly by the Utah Association of Counties and the state;]
             640          [(ii) is approved by the Constitutional Defense Council; and]
             641          [(iii) presents the broad framework of a proposed working relationship between the
             642      state and participating counties collectively for the purpose of asserting, defending, or litigating
             643      state and local government rights under R.S. 2477.]
             644          [(2)] (1) The [Constitutional Defense Council] council may approve [a] an R.S. 2477
             645      plan if the R.S. 2477 plan:


             646          (a) provides for a good faith, cooperative effort between the state and each
             647      participating county;
             648          (b) allows a county to formally agree to participate in the R.S. 2477 plan by adopting a
             649      resolution;
             650          (c) provides that the state and a participating county are equal partners in determining
             651      litigation strategy and the expenditure of resources with respect to that county's rights under
             652      R.S. 2477; and
             653          (d) provides a process for resolving any disagreement between the state and a
             654      participating county about litigation strategy or resource expenditure that includes the
             655      following requirements:
             656          (i) the governor or the governor's designee and a representative of the Utah Association
             657      of Counties shall first attempt to resolve the disagreement;
             658          (ii) if the county and the state continue to disagree, the county, the governor, and the
             659      Utah Association of Counties shall present their recommendations to the [Constitutional
             660      Defense Council] council for a final decision about the strategy or expenditure in question; and
             661          (iii) the county may pursue a strategy or make an expenditure contrary to the final
             662      decision of the [Constitutional Defense Council] council only if the county does not claim
             663      resources provided to fund the R.S. 2477 plan.
             664          [(3)] (2) The [Constitutional Defense Council] council shall ensure that the R.S. 2477
             665      plan contains:
             666          (a) provisions identifying which expenditure types require approval of the R.S. 2477
             667      plan committee and which expenditure types may be made without the R.S. 2477 plan
             668      committee approval;
             669          (b) provisions requiring that financial statements be provided to members of the R.S.
             670      2477 plan committee and members of the [Constitutional Defense Council] council, and the
             671      frequency with which those financial statements must be provided; and
             672          (c) provisions identifying those decisions or types of decisions that may be made by the
             673      R.S. 2477 plan committee and those decisions or types of decisions that must be referred to the


             674      [Constitutional Defense Council] council for decision.
             675          [(4)] (3) (a) The Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office, in consultation with the
             676      committee, the Office of the Attorney General and the School and Institutional Trust Lands,
             677      shall prepare and submit a constitutional defense plan to the [Constitutional Defense Council]
             678      council for the council's approval.
             679          (b) The constitutional defense plan shall contain proposed action and expenditure for:
             680          (i) the council's or the [subcommittee's] commission's duties [established by this
             681      chapter]; or
             682          (ii) an action filed in accordance with Section 67-5-29 .
             683          [(5)] (4) The [Constitutional Defense Council] council shall:
             684          (a) review expenditures, at least quarterly, made to further a plan approved under this
             685      section;
             686          (b) approve an update to a plan under this section at least annually, or more often, if
             687      necessary; and
             688          (c) jointly, with the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office, present a R.S. 2477 plan
             689      approved under this section, with any updates, to:
             690          (i) the Legislature's Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim
             691      Committee by July 1 of each calendar year, after providing the R.S. 2477 plan to the committee
             692      at least seven days before the presentation; [and]
             693          (ii) the commission, which may be by mail; and
             694          [(ii)] (iii) the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives,
             695      which may be by mail.
             696          Section 16. Section 63I-1-263 (Effective 05/01/13) is amended to read:
             697           63I-1-263 (Effective 05/01/13). Repeal dates, Titles 63A to 63M.
             698          (1) Section 63A-4-204 , authorizing the Risk Management Fund to provide coverage to
             699      any public school district which chooses to participate, is repealed July 1, 2016.
             700          (2) Section 63A-5-603 , State Facility Energy Efficiency Fund, is repealed July 1, 2016.
             701          (3) Title 63C, Chapter 4a, Constitutional and Federalism Defense Act, is repealed July


             702      1, 2018.
             703          [(3)] (4) Section 63C-8-106 , rural residency training program, is repealed July 1, 2015.
             704          [(4)] (5) Title 63C, Chapter 13, Prison Relocation and Development Authority Act, is
             705      repealed July 1, 2014.
             706          [(5)] (6) Subsection 63G-6a-1402 (7) authorizing certain transportation agencies to
             707      award a contract for a design-build transportation project in certain circumstances, is repealed
             708      July 1, 2015.
             709          [(6)] (7) Title 63H, Chapter 4, Heber Valley Historic Railroad Authority, is repealed
             710      July 1, 2020.
             711          [(7)] (8) The Resource Development Coordinating Committee, created in Section
             712      63J-4-501 , is repealed July 1, 2015.
             713          [(8)] (9) Title 63M, Chapter 1, Part 4, Enterprise Zone Act, is repealed July 1, 2018.
             714          [(9)] (10) (a) Title 63M, Chapter 1, Part 11, Recycling Market Development Zone Act,
             715      is repealed January 1, 2021.
             716          (b) Subject to Subsection [(9)] (10)(c), Sections 59-7-610 and 59-10-1007 regarding
             717      tax credits for certain persons in recycling market development zones, are repealed for taxable
             718      years beginning on or after January 1, 2021.
             719          (c) A person may not claim a tax credit under Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 :
             720          (i) for the purchase price of machinery or equipment described in Section 59-7-610 or
             721      59-10-1007 , if the machinery or equipment is purchased on or after January 1, 2021; or
             722          (ii) for an expenditure described in Subsection 59-7-610 (1)(b) or 59-10-1007 (1)(b), if
             723      the expenditure is made on or after January 1, 2021.
             724          (d) Notwithstanding Subsections [(9)] (10)(b) and (c), a person may carry forward a tax
             725      credit in accordance with Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 if:
             726          (i) the person is entitled to a tax credit under Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 ; and
             727          (ii) (A) for the purchase price of machinery or equipment described in Section
             728      59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 , the machinery or equipment is purchased on or before December 31,
             729      2020; or


             730          (B) for an expenditure described in Subsection 59-7-610 (1)(b) or 59-10-1007 (1)(b), the
             731      expenditure is made on or before December 31, 2020.
             732          [(10)] (11) (a) Section 63M-1-2507 , Health Care Compact is repealed on July 1, 2014.
             733          (b) (i) The Legislature shall, before reauthorizing the Health Care Compact:
             734          (A) direct the Health System Reform Task Force to evaluate the issues listed in
             735      Subsection [(10)] (11)(b)(ii), and by January 1, 2013, develop and recommend criteria for the
             736      Legislature to use to negotiate the terms of the Health Care Compact; and
             737          (B) prior to July 1, 2014, seek amendments to the Health Care Compact among the
             738      member states that the Legislature determines are appropriate after considering the
             739      recommendations of the Health System Reform Task Force.
             740          (ii) The Health System Reform Task Force shall evaluate and develop criteria for the
             741      Legislature regarding:
             742          (A) the impact of the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act;
             743          (B) whether Utah is likely to be required to implement any part of the Affordable Care
             744      Act prior to negotiating the compact with the federal government, such as Medicaid expansion
             745      in 2014;
             746          (C) whether the compact's current funding formula, based on adjusted 2010 state
             747      expenditures, is the best formula for Utah and other state compact members to use for
             748      establishing the block grants from the federal government;
             749          (D) whether the compact's calculation of current year inflation adjustment factor,
             750      without consideration of the regional medical inflation rate in the current year, is adequate to
             751      protect the state from increased costs associated with administering a state based Medicaid and
             752      a state based Medicare program;
             753          (E) whether the state has the flexibility it needs under the compact to implement and
             754      fund state based initiatives, or whether the compact requires uniformity across member states
             755      that does not benefit Utah;
             756          (F) whether the state has the option under the compact to refuse to take over the federal
             757      Medicare program;


             758          (G) whether a state based Medicare program would provide better benefits to the
             759      elderly and disabled citizens of the state than a federally run Medicare program;
             760          (H) whether the state has the infrastructure necessary to implement and administer a
             761      better state based Medicare program;
             762          (I) whether the compact appropriately delegates policy decisions between the
             763      legislative and executive branches of government regarding the development and
             764      implementation of the compact with other states and the federal government; and
             765          (J) the impact on public health activities, including communicable disease surveillance
             766      and epidemiology.
             767          [(11)] (12) The Crime Victim Reparations and Assistance Board, created in Section
             768      63M-7-504 , is repealed July 1, 2017.
             769          [(12)] (13) Title 63M, Chapter 9, Families, Agencies, and Communities Together for
             770      Children and Youth At Risk Act, is repealed July 1, 2016.
             771          [(13)] (14) Title 63M, Chapter 11, Utah Commission on Aging, is repealed July 1,
             772      2017.
             773          Section 17. Section 63J-4-401 is amended to read:
             774           63J-4-401. Planning duties of the planning coordinator and office.
             775          (1) The state planning coordinator shall:
             776          (a) act as the governor's adviser on state, regional, metropolitan, and local
             777      governmental planning matters relating to public improvements and land use;
             778          (b) counsel with the authorized representatives of the Department of Transportation,
             779      the State Building Board, the Department of Health, the Department of Workforce Services,
             780      the Labor Commission, the Department of Natural Resources, the School and Institutional
             781      Trust Lands Administration, and other proper persons concerning all state planning matters;
             782          (c) when designated to do so by the governor, receive funds made available to Utah by
             783      the federal government;
             784          (d) receive and review plans of the various state agencies and political subdivisions
             785      relating to public improvements and programs;


             786          (e) when conflicts occur between the plans and proposals of state agencies, prepare
             787      specific recommendations for the resolution of the conflicts and submit the recommendations
             788      to the governor for a decision resolving the conflict;
             789          (f) when conflicts occur between the plans and proposals of a state agency and a
             790      political subdivision or between two or more political subdivisions, advise these entities of the
             791      conflict and make specific recommendations for the resolution of the conflict;
             792          (g) act as the governor's planning agent in planning public improvements and land use
             793      and, in this capacity, undertake special studies and investigations;
             794          (h) provide information and cooperate with the Legislature or any of its committees in
             795      conducting planning studies;
             796          (i) cooperate and exchange information with federal agencies and local, metropolitan,
             797      or regional agencies as necessary to assist with federal, state, regional, metropolitan, and local
             798      programs;
             799          (j) make recommendations to the governor that the planning coordinator considers
             800      advisable for the proper development and coordination of plans for state government and
             801      political subdivisions; and
             802          (k) oversee and supervise the activities and duties of the public lands policy
             803      coordinator.
             804          (2) The state planning coordinator may:
             805          (a) perform regional and state planning and assist state government planning agencies
             806      in performing state planning;
             807          (b) provide planning assistance to Indian tribes regarding planning for Indian
             808      reservations; and
             809          (c) assist city, county, metropolitan, and regional planning agencies in performing
             810      local, metropolitan, and regional planning, provided that the state planning coordinator and the
             811      state planning coordinator's agents and designees recognize and promote the plans, policies,
             812      programs, processes, and desired outcomes of each planning agency whenever possible.
             813          (3) When preparing or assisting in the preparation of plans, policies, programs, or


             814      processes related to the management or use of federal lands or natural resources on federal
             815      lands in Utah, the state planning coordinator shall:
             816          (a) incorporate the plans, policies, programs, processes, and desired outcomes of the
             817      counties where the federal lands or natural resources are located, to the maximum extent
             818      consistent with state and federal law, provided that this requirement shall not be interpreted to
             819      infringe upon the authority of the governor;
             820          (b) identify inconsistencies or conflicts between the plans, policies, programs,
             821      processes, and desired outcomes prepared under Subsection (3)(a) and the plans, programs,
             822      processes, and desired outcomes of local government as early in the preparation process as
             823      possible, and seek resolution of the inconsistencies through meetings or other conflict
             824      resolution mechanisms involving the necessary and immediate parties to the inconsistency or
             825      conflict;
             826          (c) present to the governor the nature and scope of any inconsistency or other conflict
             827      that is not resolved under the procedures in Subsection (3)(b) for the governor's decision about
             828      the position of the state concerning the inconsistency or conflict;
             829          (d) develop, research, and use factual information, legal analysis, and statements of
             830      desired future condition for the state, or subregion of the state, as necessary to support the
             831      plans, policies, programs, processes, and desired outcomes of the state and the counties where
             832      the federal lands or natural resources are located;
             833          (e) establish and coordinate agreements between the state and federal land management
             834      agencies, federal natural resource management agencies, and federal natural resource
             835      regulatory agencies to facilitate state and local participation in the development, revision, and
             836      implementation of land use plans, guidelines, regulations, other instructional memoranda, or
             837      similar documents proposed or promulgated for lands and natural resources administered by
             838      federal agencies; and
             839          (f) work in conjunction with political subdivisions to establish agreements with federal
             840      land management agencies, federal natural resource management agencies, and federal natural
             841      resource regulatory agencies to provide a process for state and local participation in the


             842      preparation of, or coordinated state and local response to, environmental impact analysis
             843      documents and similar documents prepared pursuant to law by state or federal agencies.
             844          (4) The state planning coordinator shall comply with the requirements of Subsection
             845      [ 63C-4-102 ] 63C-4a-203 (8) before submitting any comments on a draft environmental impact
             846      statement or on an environmental assessment for a proposed land management plan, if the
             847      governor would be subject to Subsection [ 63C-4-102 ] 63C-4a-203 (8) if the governor were
             848      submitting the material.
             849          (5) The state planning coordinator shall cooperate with and work in conjunction with
             850      appropriate state agencies and political subdivisions to develop policies, plans, programs,
             851      processes, and desired outcomes authorized by this section by coordinating the development of
             852      positions:
             853          (a) through the Resource Development Coordinating Committee;
             854          (b) in conjunction with local government officials concerning general local government
             855      plans;
             856          (c) by soliciting public comment through the Resource Development Coordinating
             857      Committee; and
             858          (d) by working with the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office.
             859          (6) The state planning coordinator shall recognize and promote the following principles
             860      when preparing any policies, plans, programs, processes, or desired outcomes relating to
             861      federal lands and natural resources on federal lands pursuant to this section:
             862          (a) (i) the citizens of the state are best served by applying multiple-use and
             863      sustained-yield principles in public land use planning and management; and
             864          (ii) multiple-use and sustained-yield management means that federal agencies should
             865      develop and implement management plans and make other resource-use decisions that:
             866          (A) achieve and maintain in perpetuity a high-level annual or regular periodic output of
             867      mineral and various renewable resources from public lands;
             868          (B) support valid existing transportation, mineral, and grazing privileges at the highest
             869      reasonably sustainable levels;


             870          (C) support the specific plans, programs, processes, and policies of state agencies and
             871      local governments;
             872          (D) are designed to produce and provide the desired vegetation for the watersheds,
             873      timber, food, fiber, livestock forage, and wildlife forage, and minerals that are necessary to
             874      meet present needs and future economic growth and community expansion without permanent
             875      impairment of the productivity of the land;
             876          (E) meet the recreational needs and the personal and business-related transportation
             877      needs of the citizens of the state by providing access throughout the state;
             878          (F) meet the recreational needs of the citizens of the state;
             879          (G) meet the needs of wildlife;
             880          (H) provide for the preservation of cultural resources, both historical and
             881      archaeological;
             882          (I) meet the needs of economic development;
             883          (J) meet the needs of community development; and
             884          (K) provide for the protection of water rights;
             885          (b) managing public lands for "wilderness characteristics" circumvents the statutory
             886      wilderness process and is inconsistent with the multiple-use and sustained-yield management
             887      standard that applies to all Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service lands that are
             888      not wilderness areas or wilderness study areas;
             889          (c) all waters of the state are:
             890          (i) owned exclusively by the state in trust for its citizens;
             891          (ii) are subject to appropriation for beneficial use; and
             892          (iii) are essential to the future prosperity of the state and the quality of life within the
             893      state;
             894          (d) the state has the right to develop and use its entitlement to interstate rivers;
             895          (e) all water rights desired by the federal government must be obtained through the
             896      state water appropriation system;
             897          (f) land management and resource-use decisions which affect federal lands should give


             898      priority to and support the purposes of the compact between the state and the United States
             899      related to school and institutional trust lands;
             900          (g) development of the solid, fluid, and gaseous mineral resources of the state is an
             901      important part of the economy of the state, and of local regions within the state;
             902          (h) the state should foster and support industries that take advantage of the state's
             903      outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation;
             904          (i) wildlife constitutes an important resource and provides recreational and economic
             905      opportunities for the state's citizens;
             906          (j) proper stewardship of the land and natural resources is necessary to ensure the
             907      health of the watersheds, timber, forage, and wildlife resources to provide for a continuous
             908      supply of resources for the people of the state and the people of the local communities who
             909      depend on these resources for a sustainable economy;
             910          (k) forests, rangelands, timber, and other vegetative resources:
             911          (i) provide forage for livestock;
             912          (ii) provide forage and habitat for wildlife;
             913          (iii) provide resources for the state's timber and logging industries;
             914          (iv) contribute to the state's economic stability and growth; and
             915          (v) are important for a wide variety of recreational pursuits;
             916          (l) management programs and initiatives that improve watersheds, forests, and increase
             917      forage for the mutual benefit of wildlife species and livestock, logging, and other agricultural
             918      industries by utilizing proven techniques and tools are vital to the state's economy and the
             919      quality of life in Utah; and
             920          (m) (i) land management plans, programs, and initiatives should provide that the
             921      amount of domestic livestock forage, expressed in animal unit months, for permitted, active
             922      use as well as the wildlife forage included in that amount, be no less than the maximum
             923      number of animal unit months sustainable by range conditions in grazing allotments and
             924      districts, based on an on-the-ground and scientific analysis;
             925          (ii) the state opposes the relinquishment or retirement of grazing animal unit months in


             926      favor of conservation, wildlife, and other uses;
             927          (iii) (A) the state favors the best management practices that are jointly sponsored by
             928      cattlemen's, sportsmen's, and wildlife management groups such as chaining, logging, seeding,
             929      burning, and other direct soil and vegetation prescriptions that are demonstrated to restore
             930      forest and rangeland health, increase forage, and improve watersheds in grazing districts and
             931      allotments for the mutual benefit of domestic livestock and wildlife;
             932          (B) when practices described in Subsection (6)(m)(iii)(A) increase a grazing
             933      allotment's forage beyond the total permitted forage use that was allocated to that allotment in
             934      the last federal land use plan or allotment management plan still in existence as of January 1,
             935      2005, a reasonable and fair portion of the increase in forage beyond the previously allocated
             936      total permitted use should be allocated to wildlife as recommended by a joint, evenly balanced
             937      committee of livestock and wildlife representatives that is appointed and constituted by the
             938      governor for that purpose;
             939          (C) the state favors quickly and effectively adjusting wildlife population goals and
             940      population census numbers in response to variations in the amount of available forage caused
             941      by drought or other climatic adjustments, and state agencies responsible for managing wildlife
             942      population goals and population census numbers will give due regard to both the needs of the
             943      livestock industry and the need to prevent the decline of species to a point where listing under
             944      the terms of the Endangered Species Act when making such adjustments;
             945          (iv) the state opposes the transfer of grazing animal unit months to wildlife for
             946      supposed reasons of rangeland health;
             947          (v) reductions in domestic livestock animal unit months must be temporary and
             948      scientifically based upon rangeland conditions;
             949          (vi) policies, plans, programs, initiatives, resource management plans, and forest plans
             950      may not allow the placement of grazing animal unit months in a suspended use category unless
             951      there is a rational and scientific determination that the condition of the rangeland allotment or
             952      district in question will not sustain the animal unit months sought to be placed in suspended
             953      use;


             954          (vii) any grazing animal unit months that are placed in a suspended use category should
             955      be returned to active use when range conditions improve;
             956          (viii) policies, plans, programs, and initiatives related to vegetation management
             957      should recognize and uphold the preference for domestic grazing over alternate forage uses in
             958      established grazing districts while upholding management practices that optimize and expand
             959      forage for grazing and wildlife in conjunction with state wildlife management plans and
             960      programs in order to provide maximum available forage for all uses; and
             961          (ix) in established grazing districts, animal unit months that have been reduced due to
             962      rangeland health concerns should be restored to livestock when rangeland conditions improve,
             963      and should not be converted to wildlife use.
             964          (7) The state planning coordinator shall recognize and promote the following findings
             965      in the preparation of any policies, plans, programs, processes, or desired outcomes relating to
             966      federal lands and natural resources on federal lands under this section:
             967          (a) as a coholder of R.S. 2477 rights-of-way with the counties, the state supports its
             968      recognition by the federal government and the public use of R.S. 2477 rights-of-way and urges
             969      the federal government to fully recognize the rights-of-way and their use by the public as
             970      expeditiously as possible;
             971          (b) it is the policy of the state to use reasonable administrative and legal measures to
             972      protect and preserve valid existing rights-of-way granted by Congress under R.S. 2477, and to
             973      support and work in conjunction with counties to redress cases where R.S. 2477 rights-of-way
             974      are not recognized or are impaired; and
             975          (c) transportation and access routes to and across federal lands, including all
             976      rights-of-way vested under R.S. 2477, are vital to the state's economy and to the quality of life
             977      in the state, and must provide, at a minimum, a network of roads throughout the resource
             978      planning area that provides for:
             979          (i) movement of people, goods, and services across public lands;
             980          (ii) reasonable access to a broad range of resources and opportunities throughout the
             981      resource planning area, including:


             982          (A) livestock operations and improvements;
             983          (B) solid, fluid, and gaseous mineral operations;
             984          (C) recreational opportunities and operations, including motorized and nonmotorized
             985      recreation;
             986          (D) search and rescue needs;
             987          (E) public safety needs; and
             988          (F) access for transportation of wood products to market;
             989          (iii) access to federal lands for people with disabilities and the elderly; and
             990          (iv) access to state lands and school and institutional trust lands to accomplish the
             991      purposes of those lands.
             992          (8) The state planning coordinator shall recognize and promote the following findings
             993      in the preparation of any plans, policies, programs, processes, or desired outcomes relating to
             994      federal lands and natural resources on federal lands pursuant to this section:
             995          (a) the state's support for the addition of a river segment to the National Wild and
             996      Scenic Rivers System, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1271 et seq., will be withheld until:
             997          (i) it is clearly demonstrated that water is present and flowing at all times;
             998          (ii) it is clearly demonstrated that the required water-related value is considered
             999      outstandingly remarkable within a region of comparison consisting of one of the three
             1000      physiographic provinces in the state, and that the rationale and justification for the conclusions
             1001      are disclosed;
             1002          (iii) it is clearly demonstrated that the inclusion of each river segment is consistent
             1003      with the plans and policies of the state and the county or counties where the river segment is
             1004      located as those plans and policies are developed according to Subsection (3);
             1005          (iv) the effects of the addition upon the local and state economies, agricultural and
             1006      industrial operations and interests, outdoor recreation, water rights, water quality, water
             1007      resource planning, and access to and across river corridors in both upstream and downstream
             1008      directions from the proposed river segment have been evaluated in detail by the relevant federal
             1009      agency;


             1010          (v) it is clearly demonstrated that the provisions and terms of the process for review of
             1011      potential additions have been applied in a consistent manner by all federal agencies;
             1012          (vi) the rationale and justification for the proposed addition, including a comparison
             1013      with protections offered by other management tools, is clearly analyzed within the multiple-use
             1014      mandate, and the results disclosed;
             1015          (vii) it is clearly demonstrated that the federal agency with management authority over
             1016      the river segment, and which is proposing the segment for inclusion in the National Wild and
             1017      Scenic River System will not use the actual or proposed designation as a basis to impose
             1018      management standards outside of the federal land management plan;
             1019          (viii) it is clearly demonstrated that the terms and conditions of the federal land and
             1020      resource management plan containing a recommendation for inclusion in the National Wild
             1021      and Scenic River System:
             1022          (A) evaluates all eligible river segments in the resource planning area completely and
             1023      fully for suitability for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic River System;
             1024          (B) does not suspend or terminate any studies for inclusion in the National Wild and
             1025      Scenic River System at the eligibility phase;
             1026          (C) fully disclaims any interest in water rights for the recommended segment as a result
             1027      of the adoption of the plan; and
             1028          (D) fully disclaims the use of the recommendation for inclusion in the National Wild
             1029      and Scenic River System as a reason or rationale for an evaluation of impacts by proposals for
             1030      projects upstream, downstream, or within the recommended segment;
             1031          (ix) it is clearly demonstrated that the agency with management authority over the river
             1032      segment commits not to use an actual or proposed designation as a basis to impose Visual
             1033      Resource Management Class I or II management prescriptions that do not comply with the
             1034      provisions of Subsection (8)(t); and
             1035          (x) it is clearly demonstrated that including the river segment and the terms and
             1036      conditions for managing the river segment as part of the National Wild and Scenic River
             1037      System will not prevent, reduce, impair, or otherwise interfere with:


             1038          (A) the state and its citizens' enjoyment of complete and exclusive water rights in and
             1039      to the rivers of the state as determined by the laws of the state; or
             1040          (B) local, state, regional, or interstate water compacts to which the state or any county
             1041      is a party;
             1042          (b) the conclusions of all studies related to potential additions to the National Wild and
             1043      Scenic River System, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1271 et seq., are submitted to the state for review and
             1044      action by the Legislature and governor, and the results, in support of or in opposition to, are
             1045      included in any planning documents or other proposals for addition and are forwarded to the
             1046      United States Congress;
             1047          (c) the state's support for designation of an Area of Critical Environmental Concern
             1048      (ACEC), as defined in 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1702, within federal land management plans will be
             1049      withheld until:
             1050          (i) it is clearly demonstrated that the proposed area satisfies all the definitional
             1051      requirements of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. Sec.
             1052      1702(a);
             1053          (ii) it is clearly demonstrated that the area proposed for designation as an ACEC is
             1054      limited in geographic size and that the proposed management prescriptions are limited in scope
             1055      to the minimum necessary to specifically protect and prevent irreparable damage to the relevant
             1056      and important values identified, or limited in geographic size and management prescriptions to
             1057      the minimum required to specifically protect human life or safety from natural hazards;
             1058          (iii) it is clearly demonstrated that the proposed area is limited only to areas that are
             1059      already developed or used or to areas where no development is required;
             1060          (iv) it is clearly demonstrated that the proposed area contains relevant and important
             1061      historic, cultural or scenic values, fish or wildlife resources, or natural processes which are
             1062      unique or substantially significant on a regional basis, or contain natural hazards which
             1063      significantly threaten human life or safety;
             1064          (v) the federal agency has analyzed regional values, resources, processes, or hazards for
             1065      irreparable damage and its potential causes resulting from potential actions which are


             1066      consistent with the multiple-use, sustained-yield principles, and the analysis describes the
             1067      rationale for any special management attention required to protect, or prevent irreparable
             1068      damage to the values, resources, processes, or hazards;
             1069          (vi) it is clearly demonstrated that the proposed designation is consistent with the plans
             1070      and policies of the state and of the county where the proposed designation is located as those
             1071      plans and policies are developed according to Subsection (3);
             1072          (vii) it is clearly demonstrated that the proposed ACEC designation will not be applied
             1073      redundantly over existing protections provided by other state and federal laws for federal lands
             1074      or resources on federal lands, and that the federal statutory requirement for special management
             1075      attention for a proposed ACEC will discuss and justify any management requirements needed
             1076      in addition to those specified by the other state and federal laws;
             1077          (viii) the difference between special management attention required for an ACEC and
             1078      normal multiple-use management has been identified and justified, and that any determination
             1079      of irreparable damage has been analyzed and justified for short and long-term horizons;
             1080          (ix) it is clearly demonstrated that the proposed designation:
             1081          (A) is not a substitute for a wilderness suitability recommendation;
             1082          (B) is not a substitute for managing areas inventoried for wilderness characteristics
             1083      after 1993 under the BLM interim management plan for valid wilderness study areas; and
             1084          (C) it is not an excuse or justification to apply de facto wilderness management
             1085      standards; and
             1086          (x) the conclusions of all studies are submitted to the state, as a cooperating agency, for
             1087      review, and the results, in support of or in opposition to, are included in all planning
             1088      documents;
             1089          (d) sufficient federal lands are made available for government-to-government
             1090      exchanges of school and institutional trust lands and federal lands without regard for a
             1091      resource-to-resource correspondence between the surface or mineral characteristics of the
             1092      offered trust lands and the offered federal lands;
             1093          (e) federal agencies should support government-to-government exchanges of land with


             1094      the state based on a fair process of valuation which meets the fiduciary obligations of both the
             1095      state and federal governments toward trust lands management, and which assures that revenue
             1096      authorized by federal statute to the state from mineral or timber production, present or future, is
             1097      not diminished in any manner during valuation, negotiation, or implementation processes;
             1098          (f) agricultural and grazing lands should continue to produce the food and fiber needed
             1099      by the citizens of the state and the nation, and the rural character and open landscape of rural
             1100      Utah should be preserved through a healthy and active agricultural and grazing industry,
             1101      consistent with private property rights and state fiduciary duties;
             1102          (g) the resources of the forests and rangelands of the state should be integrated as part
             1103      of viable, robust, and sustainable state and local economies, and available forage should be
             1104      evaluated for the full complement of herbivores the rangelands can support in a sustainable
             1105      manner, and forests should contain a diversity of timber species, and disease or insect
             1106      infestations in forests should be controlled using logging or other best management practices;
             1107          (h) the state opposes any additional evaluation of national forest service lands as
             1108      "roadless" or "unroaded" beyond the forest service's second roadless area review evaluation and
             1109      opposes efforts by agencies to specially manage those areas in a way that:
             1110          (i) closes or declassifies existing roads unless multiple side by side roads exist running
             1111      to the same destination and state and local governments consent to close or declassify the extra
             1112      roads;
             1113          (ii) permanently bars travel on existing roads;
             1114          (iii) excludes or diminishes traditional multiple-use activities, including grazing and
             1115      proper forest harvesting;
             1116          (iv) interferes with the enjoyment and use of valid, existing rights, including water
             1117      rights, local transportation plan rights, R.S. 2477 rights, grazing allotment rights, and mineral
             1118      leasing rights; or
             1119          (v) prohibits development of additional roads reasonably necessary to pursue
             1120      traditional multiple-use activities;
             1121          (i) the state's support for any forest plan revision or amendment will be withheld until


             1122      the appropriate plan revision or plan amendment clearly demonstrates that:
             1123          (i) established roads are not referred to as unclassified roads or a similar classification;
             1124          (ii) lands in the vicinity of established roads are managed under the multiple-use,
             1125      sustained-yield management standard; and
             1126          (iii) no roadless or unroaded evaluations or inventories are recognized or upheld
             1127      beyond those that were recognized or upheld in the forest service's second roadless area review
             1128      evaluation;
             1129          (j) the state's support for any recommendations made under the statutory requirement to
             1130      examine the wilderness option during the revision of land and resource management plans by
             1131      the U.S. Forest Service will be withheld until it is clearly demonstrated that:
             1132          (i) the duly adopted transportation plans of the state and county or counties within the
             1133      planning area are fully and completely incorporated into the baseline inventory of information
             1134      from which plan provisions are derived;
             1135          (ii) valid state or local roads and rights-of-way are recognized and not impaired in any
             1136      way by the recommendations;
             1137          (iii) the development of mineral resources by underground mining is not affected by
             1138      the recommendations;
             1139          (iv) the need for additional administrative or public roads necessary for the full use of
             1140      the various multiple-uses, including recreation, mineral exploration and development, forest
             1141      health activities, and grazing operations is not unduly affected by the recommendations;
             1142          (v) analysis and full disclosure is made concerning the balance of multiple-use
             1143      management in the proposed areas, and that the analysis compares the full benefit of
             1144      multiple-use management to the recreational, forest health, and economic needs of the state and
             1145      the counties to the benefits of the requirements of wilderness management; and
             1146          (vi) the conclusions of all studies related to the requirement to examine the wilderness
             1147      option are submitted to the state for review and action by the Legislature and governor, and the
             1148      results, in support of or in opposition to, are included in any planning documents or other
             1149      proposals that are forwarded to the United States Congress;


             1150          (k) the invasion of noxious weeds and undesirable invasive plant species into the state
             1151      should be reversed, their presence eliminated, and their return prevented;
             1152          (l) management and resource-use decisions by federal land management and regulatory
             1153      agencies concerning the vegetative resources within the state should reflect serious
             1154      consideration of the proper optimization of the yield of water within the watersheds of the
             1155      state;
             1156          (m) (i) it is the policy of the state that:
             1157          (A) mineral and energy production and environmental protection are not mutually
             1158      exclusive;
             1159          (B) it is technically feasible to permit appropriate access to mineral and energy
             1160      resources while preserving nonmineral and nonenergy resources;
             1161          (C) resource management planning should seriously consider all available mineral and
             1162      energy resources;
             1163          (D) the development of the solid, fluid, and gaseous mineral resources of the state and
             1164      the renewable resources of the state should be encouraged;
             1165          (E) the waste of fluid and gaseous minerals within developed areas should be
             1166      prohibited; and
             1167          (F) requirements to mitigate or reclaim mineral development projects should be based
             1168      on credible evidence of significant impacts to natural or cultural resources;
             1169          (ii) the state's support for mineral development provisions within federal land
             1170      management plans will be withheld until the appropriate land management plan environmental
             1171      impact statement clearly demonstrates:
             1172          (A) that the authorized planning agency has:
             1173          (I) considered and evaluated the mineral and energy potential in all areas of the
             1174      planning area as if the areas were open to mineral development under standard lease
             1175      agreements; and
             1176          (II) evaluated any management plan prescription for its impact on the area's baseline
             1177      mineral and energy potential;


             1178          (B) that the development provisions do not unduly restrict access to public lands for
             1179      energy exploration and development;
             1180          (C) that the authorized planning agency has supported any closure of additional areas
             1181      to mineral leasing and development or any increase of acres subject to no surface occupancy
             1182      restrictions by adhering to:
             1183          (I) the relevant provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43
             1184      U.S.C. Sec. 1701 et seq.;
             1185          (II) other controlling mineral development laws; and
             1186          (III) the controlling withdrawal and reporting procedures set forth in the Federal Land
             1187      Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1701 et seq.;
             1188          (D) that the authorized planning agency evaluated whether to repeal any moratorium
             1189      that may exist on the issuance of additional mining patents and oil and gas leases;
             1190          (E) that the authorized planning agency analyzed all proposed mineral lease
             1191      stipulations and considered adopting the least restrictive necessary to protect against damage to
             1192      other significant resource values;
             1193          (F) that the authorized planning agency evaluated mineral lease restrictions to
             1194      determine whether to waive, modify, or make exceptions to the restrictions on the basis that
             1195      they are no longer necessary or effective;
             1196          (G) that the authorized federal agency analyzed all areas proposed for no surface
             1197      occupancy restrictions, and that the analysis evaluated:
             1198          (I) whether directional drilling is economically feasible and ecologically necessary for
             1199      each proposed no surface occupancy area;
             1200          (II) whether the directional drilling feasibility analysis, or analysis of other
             1201      management prescriptions, demonstrates that the proposed no surface occupancy prescription,
             1202      in effect, sterilizes the mineral and energy resources beneath the area; and
             1203          (III) whether, if the minerals are effectively sterilized, the area must be reported as
             1204      withdrawn under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act; and
             1205          (H) that the authorized planning agency has evaluated all directional drilling


             1206      requirements in no surface occupancy areas to determine whether directional drilling is feasible
             1207      from an economic, ecological, and engineering standpoint;
             1208          (n) motorized, human, and animal-powered outdoor recreation should be integrated
             1209      into a fair and balanced allocation of resources within the historical and cultural framework of
             1210      multiple-uses in rural Utah, and outdoor recreation should be supported as part of a balanced
             1211      plan of state and local economic support and growth;
             1212          (o) off-highway vehicles should be used responsibly, the management of off-highway
             1213      vehicles should be uniform across all jurisdictions, and laws related to the use of off-highway
             1214      vehicles should be uniformly applied across all jurisdictions;
             1215          (p) (i) rights-of-way granted and vested under the provisions of R.S. 2477 should be
             1216      preserved and acknowledged;
             1217          (ii) land use management plans, programs, and initiatives should be consistent with
             1218      both state and county transportation plans developed according to Subsection (3) in order to
             1219      provide a network of roads throughout the planning area that provides for:
             1220          (A) movement of people, goods, and services across public lands;
             1221          (B) reasonable access to a broad range of resources and opportunities throughout the
             1222      planning area, including access to livestock, water, and minerals;
             1223          (C) economic and business needs;
             1224          (D) public safety;
             1225          (E) search and rescue;
             1226          (F) access for people with disabilities and the elderly;
             1227          (G) access to state lands; and
             1228          (H) recreational opportunities;
             1229          (q) transportation and access provisions for all other existing routes, roads, and trails
             1230      across federal, state, and school trust lands within the state should be determined and
             1231      identified, and agreements should be executed and implemented, as necessary to fully authorize
             1232      and determine responsibility for maintenance of all routes, roads, and trails;
             1233          (r) the reasonable development of new routes and trails for motorized, human, and


             1234      animal-powered recreation should be implemented;
             1235          (s) (i) forests, rangelands, and watersheds, in a healthy condition, are necessary and
             1236      beneficial for wildlife, livestock grazing, and other multiple-uses;
             1237          (ii) management programs and initiatives that are implemented to increase forage for
             1238      the mutual benefit of the agricultural industry, livestock operations, and wildlife species should
             1239      utilize all proven techniques and tools;
             1240          (iii) the continued viability of livestock operations and the livestock industry should be
             1241      supported on the federal lands within the state by management of the lands and forage
             1242      resources, by the proper optimization of animal unit months for livestock, in accordance with
             1243      the multiple-use provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43
             1244      U.S.C. 1701 et seq., the provisions of the Taylor Grazing Act of 1934, 43 U.S.C. 315 et seq.,
             1245      and the provisions of the Public Rangelands Improvement Act of 1978, 43 U.S.C. 1901 et seq.;
             1246          (iv) provisions for predator control initiatives or programs under the direction of state
             1247      and local authorities should be implemented; and
             1248          (v) resource-use and management decisions by federal land management and
             1249      regulatory agencies should support state-sponsored initiatives or programs designed to stabilize
             1250      wildlife populations that may be experiencing a scientifically demonstrated decline in those
             1251      populations; and
             1252          (t) management and resource use decisions by federal land management and regulatory
             1253      agencies concerning the scenic resources of the state must balance the protection of scenery
             1254      with the full management requirements of the other authorized uses of the land under
             1255      multiple-use management, and should carefully consider using Visual Resource Management
             1256      Class I protection only for areas of inventoried Class A scenery or equivalent.
             1257          (9) Notwithstanding any provision of Section 63J-8-105.5 , the state is committed to
             1258      establishing and administering an effective statewide conservation strategy for greater sage
             1259      grouse.
             1260          (10) Nothing contained in this section may be construed to restrict or supersede the
             1261      planning powers conferred upon state departments, agencies, instrumentalities, or advisory


             1262      councils of the state or the planning powers conferred upon political subdivisions by any other
             1263      existing law.
             1264          (11) Nothing in this section may be construed to affect any lands withdrawn from the
             1265      public domain for military purposes, which are administered by the United States Army, Air
             1266      Force, or Navy.
             1267          Section 18. Section 63J-4-603 is amended to read:
             1268           63J-4-603. Powers and duties of coordinator and office.
             1269          (1) The coordinator and the office shall:
             1270          (a) make a report to the Constitutional Defense Council created under Section
             1271      [ 63C-4-101 ] 63C-4a-202 concerning R.S. 2477 rights and other public lands issues under Title
             1272      63C, Chapter [4] 4a, Constitutional and Federalism Defense [Council] Act;
             1273          (b) provide staff assistance to the Constitutional Defense Council created under Section
             1274      [ 63C-4-101 ] 63C-4a-202 for meetings of the council [and Federalism Subcommittee];
             1275          (c) (i) prepare and submit a constitutional defense plan under Section [ 63C-4-104 ]
             1276      63C-4a-403 ; and
             1277          (ii) execute any action assigned in a constitutional defense plan;
             1278          (d) under the direction of the state planning coordinator, assist in fulfilling the state
             1279      planning coordinator's duties outlined in Section 63J-4-401 as those duties relate to the
             1280      development of public lands policies by:
             1281          (i) developing cooperative contracts and agreements between the state, political
             1282      subdivisions, and agencies of the federal government for involvement in the development of
             1283      public lands policies;
             1284          (ii) producing research, documents, maps, studies, analysis, or other information that
             1285      supports the state's participation in the development of public lands policy;
             1286          (iii) preparing comments to ensure that the positions of the state and political
             1287      subdivisions are considered in the development of public lands policy;
             1288          (iv) partnering with state agencies and political subdivisions in an effort to:
             1289          (A) prepare coordinated public lands policies;


             1290          (B) develop consistency reviews and responses to public lands policies;
             1291          (C) develop management plans that relate to public lands policies; and
             1292          (D) develop and maintain a statewide land use plan that is based on cooperation and in
             1293      conjunction with political subdivisions; and
             1294          (v) providing other information or services related to public lands policies as requested
             1295      by the state planning coordinator;
             1296          (e) facilitate and coordinate the exchange of information, comments, and
             1297      recommendations on public lands policies between and among:
             1298          (i) state agencies;
             1299          (ii) political subdivisions;
             1300          (iii) the Office of Rural Development created under Section 63M-1-1602 ;
             1301          (iv) the Resource Development Coordinating Committee created under Section
             1302      63J-4-501 ;
             1303          (v) School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration created under Section
             1304      53C-1-201 ;
             1305          (vi) the committee created under Section 63F-1-508 to award grants to counties to
             1306      inventory and map R.S. 2477 rights-of-way, associated structures, and other features; and
             1307          (vii) the Constitutional Defense Council created under Section [ 63C-4-101 ]
             1308      63C-4a-202 ;
             1309          (f) perform the duties established in Title 9, Chapter 8, Part 3, Antiquities, and Title 9,
             1310      Chapter 8, Part 4, Historic Sites;
             1311          (g) consistent with other statutory duties, encourage agencies to responsibly preserve
             1312      archaeological resources;
             1313          (h) maintain information concerning grants made under Subsection (1)(j), if available;
             1314          (i) report annually, or more often if necessary or requested, concerning the office's
             1315      activities and expenditures to:
             1316          (i) the Constitutional Defense Council; and
             1317          (ii) the Legislature's Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim


             1318      Committee jointly with the Constitutional Defense Council;
             1319          (j) make grants of up to 16% of the office's total annual appropriations from the
             1320      Constitutional Defense Restricted Account to a county or statewide association of counties to
             1321      be used by the county or association of counties for public lands matters if the coordinator,
             1322      with the advice of the Constitutional Defense Council, determines that the action provides a
             1323      state benefit;
             1324          (k) provide staff services to the Snake Valley Aquifer Advisory Council created in
             1325      Section 63C-12-103 ; and
             1326          (l) coordinate and direct the Snake Valley Aquifer Research Team created in Section
             1327      63C-12-107 .
             1328          (2) The coordinator and office shall comply with Subsection [ 63C-4-102 ]
             1329      63C-4a-203 (8) before submitting a comment to a federal agency, if the governor would be
             1330      subject to Subsection [ 63C-4-102 ] 63C-4a-203 (8) if the governor were submitting the material.
             1331          (3) The office may enter into a contract or other agreement with another state agency to
             1332      provide information and services related to:
             1333          (a) the duties authorized by Title 72, Chapter 3, Highway Jurisdiction and
             1334      Classification Act;
             1335          (b) legal actions concerning Title 72, Chapter 3, Highway Jurisdiction and
             1336      Classification Act, or R.S. 2477 matters; or
             1337          (c) any other matter within the office's responsibility.
             1338          Section 19. Section 67-5-1 is amended to read:
             1339           67-5-1. General duties.
             1340          The attorney general shall:
             1341          (1) perform all duties in a manner consistent with the attorney-client relationship under
             1342      Section 67-5-17 ;
             1343          (2) except as provided in Sections 10-3-928 and 17-18-1 , attend the Supreme Court
             1344      and the Court of Appeals of this state, and all courts of the United States, and prosecute or
             1345      defend all causes to which the state, or any officer, board, or commission of the state in an


             1346      official capacity is a party; and take charge, as attorney, of all civil legal matters in which the
             1347      state is interested;
             1348          (3) after judgment on any cause referred to in Subsection (2), direct the issuance of
             1349      process as necessary to execute the judgment;
             1350          (4) account for, and pay over to the proper officer, all money that comes into the
             1351      attorney general's possession that belongs to the state;
             1352          (5) keep a file of all cases in which the attorney general is required to appear, including
             1353      any documents and papers showing the court in which the cases have been instituted and tried,
             1354      and whether they are civil or criminal, and:
             1355          (a) if civil, the nature of the demand, the stage of proceedings, and when prosecuted to
             1356      judgment, a memorandum of the judgment and of any process issued whether satisfied, and if
             1357      not satisfied, the return of the sheriff;
             1358          (b) if criminal, the nature of the crime, the mode of prosecution, the stage of
             1359      proceedings, and when prosecuted to sentence, a memorandum of the sentence and of the
             1360      execution, if the sentence has been executed, if not executed, of the reason of the delay or
             1361      prevention; and
             1362          (c) deliver this information to the attorney general's successor in office;
             1363          (6) exercise supervisory powers over the district and county attorneys of the state in all
             1364      matters pertaining to the duties of their offices, and from time to time require of them reports of
             1365      the condition of public business entrusted to their charge;
             1366          (7) give the attorney general's opinion in writing and without fee to the Legislature or
             1367      either house, and to any state officer, board, or commission, and to any county attorney or
             1368      district attorney, when required, upon any question of law relating to their respective offices;
             1369          (8) when required by the public service or directed by the governor, assist any county,
             1370      district, or city attorney in the discharge of his duties;
             1371          (9) purchase in the name of the state, under the direction of the state Board of
             1372      Examiners, any property offered for sale under execution issued upon judgments in favor of or
             1373      for the use of the state, and enter satisfaction in whole or in part of the judgments as the


             1374      consideration of the purchases;
             1375          (10) when the property of a judgment debtor in any judgment mentioned in Subsection
             1376      (9) has been sold under a prior judgment, or is subject to any judgment, lien, or encumbrance
             1377      taking precedence of the judgment in favor of the state, redeem the property, under the
             1378      direction of the state Board of Examiners, from the prior judgment, lien, or encumbrance, and
             1379      pay all money necessary for the redemption, upon the order of the state Board of Examiners,
             1380      out of any money appropriated for these purposes;
             1381          (11) when in his opinion it is necessary for the collection or enforcement of any
             1382      judgment, institute and prosecute on behalf of the state any action or proceeding necessary to
             1383      set aside and annul all conveyances fraudulently made by the judgment debtors, and pay the
             1384      cost necessary to the prosecution, when allowed by the state Board of Examiners, out of any
             1385      money not otherwise appropriated;
             1386          (12) discharge the duties of a member of all official boards of which the attorney
             1387      general is or may be made a member by the Utah Constitution or by the laws of the state, and
             1388      other duties prescribed by law;
             1389          (13) institute and prosecute proper proceedings in any court of the state or of the
             1390      United States, to restrain and enjoin corporations organized under the laws of this or any other
             1391      state or territory from acting illegally or in excess of their corporate powers or contrary to
             1392      public policy, and in proper cases forfeit their corporate franchises, dissolve the corporations,
             1393      and wind up their affairs;
             1394          (14) institute investigations for the recovery of all real or personal property that may
             1395      have escheated or should escheat to the state, and for that purpose, subpoena any persons
             1396      before any of the district courts to answer inquiries and render accounts concerning any
             1397      property, examine all books and papers of any corporations, and when any real or personal
             1398      property is discovered that should escheat to the state, institute suit in the district court of the
             1399      county where the property is situated for its recovery, and escheat that property to the state;
             1400          (15) administer the Children's Justice Center as a program to be implemented in
             1401      various counties pursuant to Sections 67-5b-101 through 67-5b-107 ;


             1402          (16) assist the Constitutional Defense Council as provided in Title 63C, Chapter [4] 4a,
             1403      Constitutional and Federalism Defense [Council] Act;
             1404          (17) pursue any appropriate legal action to implement the state's public lands policy
             1405      established in [Subsection 63C-4-105 (1)] Section 63C-4a-103 ;
             1406          (18) investigate and prosecute violations of all applicable state laws relating to fraud in
             1407      connection with the state Medicaid program and any other medical assistance program
             1408      administered by the state, including violations of Title 26, Chapter 20, False Claims Act;
             1409          (19) investigate and prosecute complaints of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of patients
             1410      at:
             1411          (a) health care facilities that receive payments under the state Medicaid program; and
             1412          (b) board and care facilities, as defined in the federal Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C.
             1413      Sec. 1396b(q)(4)(B), regardless of the source of payment to the board and care facility; and
             1414          (20) (a) report at least twice per year to the Legislative Management Committee on any
             1415      pending or anticipated lawsuits, other than eminent domain lawsuits, that might:
             1416          (i) cost the state more than $500,000; or
             1417          (ii) require the state to take legally binding action that would cost more than $500,000
             1418      to implement; and
             1419          (b) if the meeting is closed, include an estimate of the state's potential financial or other
             1420      legal exposure in that report.
             1421          Section 20. Dissolution of Federalism Subcommittee.
             1422          (1) The Federalism Subcommittee is dissolved on the effective date of this bill.
             1423          (2) All appointments to the Federalism Subcommittee end on the effective date of this
             1424      bill.
             1425          (3) This Section 20 of this bill is repealed on December 31, 2013.
             1426          Section 21. Appropriation.
             1427          Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, for
             1428      the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2013, the following sums of money
             1429      are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or reduced from amounts


             1430      previously appropriated, out of the funds or accounts indicated. These sums of money are in
             1431      addition to any amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2013.
             1432      ITEM 1    To General Fund Restricted - Constitutional Defense Restricted Account
             1433              From General Fund, One-time
($79,800)

             1434              Schedule of Programs:
             1435                  Constitutional Defense Restricted Account        ($79,800)
             1436      ITEM 2    To Governor's Office - Constitutional Defense Council
             1437              From General Fund Restricted - Constitutional Defense
($79,800)

             1438              Schedule of Programs:
             1439                  Constitutional Defense Council            ($79,800)
             1440      ITEM 3    To Legislature - Senate
             1441              From General Fund, One-time
$34,200

             1442              Schedule of Programs:
             1443                  Administration                    $34,200
             1444      ITEM 4    To Legislature - House of Representatives
             1445              From General Fund, One-time
$45,600

             1446              Schedule of Programs:
             1447                  Administration                    $45,600
             1448          The Legislature intends that, notwithstanding dissolution of the Federalism
             1449      Subcommittee in this House Bill 131, appropriations from the General Fund Restricted --
             1450      Constitutional Defense Restricted Account in House Bill 5, Executive Offices and Criminal
             1451      Justice Base Budget, 2013 General Session, remain unaffected by this House Bill 131.


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