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H.B. 302 Enrolled

             1     

EMERGENCY RESPONSE AMENDMENTS

             2     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Richard A. Greenwood

             5     
Senate Sponsor: John L. Valentine

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies provisions regarding emergency management by renumbering and
             10      amending the sections.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    renumbers and moves Title 63K, Emergency Management, and Title 53, Chapter 2,
             14      into one chapter;
             15          .    amends and cross-references to coincide with the renumbering of sections;
             16          .    provides for a state recovery officer to represent the governor and work with a
             17      federal recovery officer during a federally declared disaster;
             18          .    modifies the minimum meeting requirement for the Emergency Management
             19      Administration Council from quarterly to semiannually;
             20          .    repeals the provisions of Section 63K-3-101 and Section 63K-3-102 ; and
             21          .    makes technical changes.
             22      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             23          None
             24      Other Special Clauses:
             25          None
             26      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             27      AMENDS:
             28          13-41-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 378
             29          17B-1-605, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 77


             30          20A-1-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 359
             31          23-19-42, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 187
             32          26-49-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 370
             33          39-5-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             34          41-22-34, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 281
             35          53-1-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 55
             36          53-1-106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapters 77 and 131
             37          53-1-108, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 218
             38          63J-1-314, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 141
             39          63J-1-602.3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 71, 341, and 398
             40          63J-3-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 137
             41          63J-5-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 41
             42          63J-7-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 201 and 212
             43          63M-4-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapters 55 and 375
             44          73-18-24, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 281
             45          76-8-317, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 370
             46      ENACTS:
             47          53-2a-701, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             48          53-2a-901, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             49          53-2a-1101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             50      RENUMBERS AND AMENDS:
             51          53-2a-101, (Renumbered from 53-2-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007,
             52      Chapter 66)
             53          53-2a-102, (Renumbered from 53-2-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             54      Chapter 55)
             55          53-2a-103, (Renumbered from 53-2-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             56      Chapter 55)
             57          53-2a-104, (Renumbered from 53-2-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,


             58      Chapter 55)
             59          53-2a-105, (Renumbered from 63K-3-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             60      Chapter 55)
             61          53-2a-201, (Renumbered from 63K-4-101, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter
             62      382)
             63          53-2a-202, (Renumbered from 63K-4-102, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             64      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             65          53-2a-203, (Renumbered from 63K-4-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010,
             66      Chapter 334)
             67          53-2a-204, (Renumbered from 63K-4-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010,
             68      Chapter 370)
             69          53-2a-205, (Renumbered from 63K-4-202, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             70      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             71          53-2a-206, (Renumbered from 63K-4-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010,
             72      Chapter 370)
             73          53-2a-207, (Renumbered from 53-2-106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             74      Chapter 340)
             75          53-2a-208, (Renumbered from 63K-4-301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             76      Chapter 105)
             77          53-2a-209, (Renumbered from 63K-4-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010,
             78      Chapter 370)
             79          53-2a-210, (Renumbered from 63K-4-406, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter
             80      370)
             81          53-2a-211, (Renumbered from 63K-4-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             82      Chapter 55)
             83          53-2a-212, (Renumbered from 63K-4-403, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             84      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             85          53-2a-213, (Renumbered from 63K-4-404, as renumbered and amended by Laws of


             86      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             87          53-2a-214, (Renumbered from 63K-4-405, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             88      Chapter 160)
             89          53-2a-301, (Renumbered from 53-2-501, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter
             90      331)
             91          53-2a-302, (Renumbered from 53-2-502, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             92      Chapter 55)
             93          53-2a-303, (Renumbered from 53-2-503, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter
             94      331)
             95          53-2a-304, (Renumbered from 53-2-504, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter
             96      331)
             97          53-2a-305, (Renumbered from 53-2-505, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             98      Chapter 55)
             99          53-2a-306, (Renumbered from 53-2-506, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             100      Chapter 55)
             101          53-2a-307, (Renumbered from 53-2-507, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             102      Chapter 55)
             103          53-2a-308, (Renumbered from 53-2-508, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009,
             104      Chapter 58)
             105          53-2a-309, (Renumbered from 53-2-509, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             106      Chapter 55)
             107          53-2a-310, (Renumbered from 53-2-510, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter
             108      331)
             109          53-2a-401, (Renumbered from 53-2-201, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 42)
             110          53-2a-402, (Renumbered from 53-2-202, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 42)
             111          53-2a-403, (Renumbered from 53-2-301, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 42)
             112          53-2a-501, (Renumbered from 63K-5-101, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter
             113      22)


             114          53-2a-502, (Renumbered from 63K-5-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter
             115      22)
             116          53-2a-503, (Renumbered from 63K-5-201, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter
             117      22)
             118          53-2a-504, (Renumbered from 63K-5-301, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter
             119      22)
             120          53-2a-505, (Renumbered from 63K-5-302, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter
             121      22)
             122          53-2a-506, (Renumbered from 63K-5-303, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter
             123      22)
             124          53-2a-507, (Renumbered from 63K-5-401, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter
             125      22)
             126          53-2a-508, (Renumbered from 63K-5-402, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter
             127      22)
             128          53-2a-601, (Renumbered from 53-2-401, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter
             129      328)
             130          53-2a-602, (Renumbered from 53-2-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009,
             131      Chapter 77)
             132          53-2a-603, (Renumbered from 53-2-403, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             133      Chapter 342)
             134          53-2a-604 (Effective 05/01/13), (Renumbered from 53-2-404 (Effective 05/01/13), as
             135      last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 347)
             136          53-2a-604 (Superseded 05/01/13), (Renumbered from 53-2-404 (Superseded
             137      05/01/13), as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 342)
             138          53-2a-605, (Renumbered from 53-2-405, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             139      Chapter 342)
             140          53-2a-606, (Renumbered from 53-2-406, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010,
             141      Chapters 323 and 370)


             142          53-2a-702, (Renumbered from 63K-3-301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010,
             143      Chapter 286)
             144          53-2a-703, (Renumbered from 53-2-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             145      Chapter 340)
             146          53-2a-801, (Renumbered from 63K-1-101, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             147      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             148          53-2a-802, (Renumbered from 63K-1-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012,
             149      Chapter 212)
             150          53-2a-803, (Renumbered from 63K-1-201, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             151      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             152          53-2a-804, (Renumbered from 63K-1-202, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             153      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             154          53-2a-805, (Renumbered from 63K-1-301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             155      Chapter 55)
             156          53-2a-806, (Renumbered from 63K-1-302, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             157      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             158          53-2a-807, (Renumbered from 63K-1-401, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             159      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             160          53-2a-808, (Renumbered from 63K-1-501, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             161      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             162          53-2a-809, (Renumbered from 63K-1-502, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             163      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             164          53-2a-810, (Renumbered from 63K-1-503, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             165      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             166          53-2a-811, (Renumbered from 63K-1-504, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             167      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             168          53-2a-812, (Renumbered from 63K-1-601, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             169      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)


             170          53-2a-813, (Renumbered from 63K-1-602, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             171      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             172          53-2a-902, (Renumbered from 53-2-110, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008,
             173      Chapter 382)
             174          53-2a-1001, (Renumbered from 63K-2-101, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter
             175      382)
             176          53-2a-1002, (Renumbered from 63K-2-102, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             177      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             178          53-2a-1003, (Renumbered from 63K-2-103, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             179      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             180          53-2a-1004, (Renumbered from 63K-2-201, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             181      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             182          53-2a-1005, (Renumbered from 63K-2-202, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             183      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             184          53-2a-1006, (Renumbered from 63K-2-203, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             185      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             186          53-2a-1007, (Renumbered from 63K-2-204, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             187      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             188          53-2a-1008, (Renumbered from 63K-2-205, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             189      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             190          53-2a-1009, (Renumbered from 63K-2-206, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             191      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             192          53-2a-1010, (Renumbered from 63K-2-301, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             193      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             194          53-2a-1011, (Renumbered from 63K-2-302, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             195      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)
             196          53-2a-1012, (Renumbered from 63K-2-303, as renumbered and amended by Laws of
             197      Utah 2008, Chapter 382)


             198          53-2a-1102, (Renumbered from 53-2-107, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             199      Chapter 248)
             200          53-2a-1103, (Renumbered from 53-2-108, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             201      Chapter 55)
             202          53-2a-1104, (Renumbered from 53-2-109, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011,
             203      Chapter 342)
             204      REPEALS:
             205          63K-3-101, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             206          63K-3-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 334
             207     
             208      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             209          Section 1. Section 13-41-102 is amended to read:
             210           13-41-102. Definitions.
             211          For purposes of this chapter:
             212          (1) "Consumer" means a person who acquires a good or service for consumption.
             213          (2) "Division" means the Division of Consumer Protection.
             214          (3) (a) "Emergency territory" means the geographical area:
             215          (i) for which there has been a state of emergency declared; and
             216          (ii) that is directly affected by the events giving rise to a state of emergency.
             217          (b) "Emergency territory" does not include a geographical area that is affected by the
             218      events giving rise to a state of emergency only by economic market forces.
             219          (4) "Excessive price" means a price for a good or service that exceeds by more than
             220      10% the average price charged by that person for that good or service in the 30-day period
             221      immediately preceding the day on which the state of emergency is declared.
             222          (5) "Good" means any personal property displayed, held, or offered for sale by a
             223      merchant that is necessary for consumption or use as a direct result of events giving rise to a
             224      state of emergency.
             225          (6) "Retail" means the level of distribution where a good or service is typically sold


             226      directly, or otherwise provided, to a member of the public who is an end user and does not
             227      resell the good or service.
             228          (7) "Service" means any activity that is performed in whole or in part for the purpose of
             229      financial gain including personal service, professional service, rental, leasing, or licensing for
             230      use that is necessary for consumption or use as a direct result of events giving rise to a state of
             231      emergency.
             232          (8) "State of emergency" means a declaration of:
             233          (a) an emergency or major disaster by the president of the United States of America; or
             234          (b) a state of emergency by the governor under Section [ 63K-4-203 ] 53-2a-206 .
             235          Section 2. Section 17B-1-605 is amended to read:
             236           17B-1-605. Budget required for certain funds -- Capital projects fund.
             237          (1) The budget officer of each local district shall prepare for each budget year a budget
             238      for each of the following funds:
             239          (a) the General Fund;
             240          (b) special revenue funds;
             241          (c) debt service funds;
             242          (d) capital projects funds;
             243          (e) proprietary funds, in accordance with Section 17B-1-629 ;
             244          (f) if the local district has a local fund, as defined in Section [ 53-2-402 ] 53-2a-602 , the
             245      local fund; and
             246          (g) any other fund or funds for which a budget is required by the uniform system of
             247      budgeting, accounting, and reporting.
             248          (2) (a) Major capital improvements financed by general obligation bonds, capital
             249      grants, or interfund transfers shall use a capital projects fund budget unless the improvements
             250      financed are to be used for proprietary type activities.
             251          (b) The local district shall prepare a separate budget for the term of the projects as well
             252      as the annual budget required under Subsection (1).
             253          Section 3. Section 20A-1-204 is amended to read:


             254           20A-1-204. Date of special election -- Legal effect.
             255          (1) (a) The governor, Legislature, or the legislative body of a local political subdivision
             256      calling a statewide special election or local special election under Section 20A-1-203 shall
             257      schedule the special election to be held on:
             258          (i) the fourth Tuesday in June;
             259          (ii) the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November; or
             260          (iii) for an election of town officers of a newly incorporated town under Section
             261      10-2-128 , on any date that complies with the requirements of that subsection.
             262          (b) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(c), the governor, Legislature, or the legislative
             263      body of a local political subdivision calling a statewide special election or local special election
             264      under Section 20A-1-203 may not schedule a special election to be held on any other date.
             265          (c) (i) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (1)(b), the legislative body of a
             266      local political subdivision may call a local special election on a date other than those specified
             267      in this section if the legislative body:
             268          (A) determines and declares that there is a disaster, as defined in Section [ 63K-3-102 ]
             269      53-2a-102 , requiring that a special election be held on a date other than the ones authorized in
             270      statute;
             271          (B) identifies specifically the nature of the disaster, as defined in Section [ 63K-3-102 ]
             272      53-2a-102 , and the reasons for holding the special election on that other date; and
             273          (C) votes unanimously to hold the special election on that other date.
             274          (ii) The legislative body of a local political subdivision may not call a local special
             275      election for the date established in Chapter 9, Part 8, Western States Presidential Primary, for
             276      Utah's Western States Presidential Primary.
             277          (d) Nothing in this section prohibits:
             278          (i) the governor or Legislature from submitting a matter to the voters at the regular
             279      general election if authorized by law; or
             280          (ii) a local government from submitting a matter to the voters at the regular municipal
             281      election if authorized by law.


             282          (2) (a) Two or more entities shall comply with Subsection (2)(b) if those entities hold a
             283      special election within a county on the same day as:
             284          (i) another special election;
             285          (ii) a regular general election; or
             286          (iii) a municipal general election.
             287          (b) Entities described in Subsection (2)(a) shall, to the extent practicable, coordinate:
             288          (i) polling places;
             289          (ii) ballots;
             290          (iii) election officials; and
             291          (iv) other administrative and procedural matters connected with the election.
             292          Section 4. Section 23-19-42 is amended to read:
             293           23-19-42. Search and rescue surcharge.
             294          (1) In addition to the fees imposed under this chapter, there is imposed a 25 cent
             295      surcharge on each fishing, hunting, or combination license.
             296          (2) This surcharge shall be deposited in the General Fund as a dedicated credit for the
             297      Search and Rescue Financial Assistance Program created under Section [ 53-2-107 ]
             298      53-2a-1101 .
             299          Section 5. Section 26-49-102 is amended to read:
             300           26-49-102. Definitions.
             301          As used in this chapter:
             302          (1) "Department of Health" shall have the meaning provided for in Section 26-1-4 .
             303          (2) "Disaster relief organization" means an entity that:
             304          (a) provides emergency or disaster relief services that include health or veterinary
             305      services provided by volunteer health practitioners;
             306          (b) is designated or recognized as a provider of the services described in Subsection
             307      (2)(a) under a disaster response and recovery plan adopted by:
             308          (i) an agency of the federal government;
             309          (ii) the state Department of Health; or


             310          (iii) a local health department; and
             311          (c) regularly plans and conducts its activities in coordination with:
             312          (i) an agency of the federal government;
             313          (ii) the Department of Health; or
             314          (iii) a local health department.
             315          (3) "Emergency" means a "state of emergency" as defined in Section [ 63K-4-103 ]
             316      53-2a-203 .
             317          (4) "Emergency declaration" means a declaration made in accordance with Section
             318      [ 63K-4-203 or 63K-4-301 ] 53-2a-206 or 53-2a-208 .
             319          (5) "Emergency Management Assistance Compact" means the interstate compact
             320      approved by Congress by Public Law No. 104-321, 110 Stat. 3877 and adopted by Utah in Title
             321      53, Chapter [2] 2a, Part [2] 4, Emergency Management Assistance Compact.
             322          (6) "Entity" means a person other than an individual.
             323          (7) "Health facility" means an entity licensed under the laws of this or another state to
             324      provide health or veterinary services.
             325          (8) "Health practitioner" means an individual licensed under Utah law or another state
             326      to provide health or veterinary services.
             327          (9) "Health services" means the provision of treatment, care, advice, guidance, other
             328      services, or supplies related to the health or death of individuals or human populations, to the
             329      extent necessary to respond to an emergency, including:
             330          (a) the following, concerning the physical or mental condition or functional status of an
             331      individual or affecting the structure or function of the body:
             332          (i) preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative, maintenance, or palliative care; or
             333          (ii) counseling, assessment, procedures, or other services;
             334          (b) selling or dispensing a drug, a device, equipment, or another item to an individual
             335      in accordance with a prescription; and
             336          (c) funeral, cremation, cemetery, or other mortuary services.
             337          (10) "Host entity":


             338          (a) means an entity operating in Utah that:
             339          (i) uses volunteer health practitioners to respond to an emergency; and
             340          (ii) is responsible during an emergency, for actually delivering health services to
             341      individuals or human populations, or veterinary services to animals or animal populations; and
             342          (b) may include disaster relief organizations, hospitals, clinics, emergency shelters,
             343      health care provider offices, or any other place where volunteer health practitioners may
             344      provide health or veterinary services.
             345          (11) (a) "License" means authorization by a state to engage in health or veterinary
             346      services that are unlawful without authorization.
             347          (b) "License" includes authorization under this title to an individual to provide health
             348      or veterinary services based upon a national or state certification issued by a public or private
             349      entity.
             350          (12) "Local health department" shall have the meaning provided for in Subsection
             351      26A-1-102 (5).
             352          (13) "Person" means an individual, corporation, business trust, trust, partnership,
             353      limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or
             354      governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity.
             355          (14) "Scope of practice" means the extent of the authorization to provide health or
             356      veterinary services granted to a health practitioner by a license issued to the practitioner in the
             357      state in which the principal part of the practitioner's services are rendered, including any
             358      conditions imposed by the licensing authority.
             359          (15) "State" means:
             360          (a) a state of the United States;
             361          (b) the District of Columbia;
             362          (c) Puerto Rico;
             363          (d) the United States Virgin Islands; or
             364          (e) any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
             365          (16) "Veterinary services" shall have the meaning provided for in Subsection


             366      58-28-102 (11).
             367          (17) (a) "Volunteer health practitioner" means a health practitioner who provides health
             368      or veterinary services, whether or not the practitioner receives compensation for those services.
             369          (b) "Volunteer health practitioner" does not include a practitioner who receives
             370      compensation under a preexisting employment relationship with a host entity or affiliate that
             371      requires the practitioner to provide health services in Utah, unless the practitioner is:
             372          (i) not a Utah resident; and
             373          (ii) employed by a disaster relief organization providing services in Utah while an
             374      emergency declaration is in effect.
             375          Section 6. Section 39-5-2 is amended to read:
             376           39-5-2. Form of compact.
             377          The compact shall be in substantially the following form:
             378          The contracting states solemnly agree:
             379     
Article 1

             380     
PURPOSE OF ACT -- UTILIZATION OF RESOURCES --

             381     
DIRECTORS ACT AS COMMITTEE

             382          The purpose of this compact is to provide mutual aid among the States in meeting any
             383      emergency or disaster as defined in Section [ 63K-3-102 ] 53-2a-102 , from enemy attack or
             384      other cause, natural or otherwise, including sabotage and subversive acts and direct attacks by
             385      bombs, shellfire, and atomic, radiological, chemical, bacteriological means, and other weapons.
             386      The prompt, full, and effective utilization of the resources of the respective States, including
             387      resources available from the United States Government or any other source, are essential to the
             388      safety, care, and welfare of the people in the event of an emergency, and any other resources,
             389      including personnel, equipment, or supplies, shall be incorporated into a plan or plans of
             390      mutual aid to be developed among the Civil Defense agencies or similar bodies of the States
             391      that are parties to this compact. The Directors of Civil Defense of all party States shall
             392      constitute a committee to formulate plans and take all necessary steps for the implementation
             393      of this compact.


             394     
Article 2

             395     
CIVIL DEFENSE PLANS -- CONSULTATIONS --

             396     
UNIFORMITY OF ACTION

             397          It is the duty of each party State to formulate civil defense plans and programs for
             398      application within each State. There shall be frequent consultation between the representatives
             399      of the States and with the United States Government and the free exchange of information and
             400      plans, including inventories of any materials and equipment available for civil defense. In
             401      carrying out these civil defense plans and programs, the party States shall, if possible, provide
             402      and follow uniform standards, practices, and rules and regulations including:
             403          (1) insignia, arm bands, and other distinctive articles to designate and distinguish the
             404      different civil defense services;
             405          (2) blackouts and practice blackouts, air raid drills, mobilization of civil defense forces,
             406      and other tests and exercises;
             407          (3) warnings and signals for drills or attacks and the mechanical devices to be used in
             408      connection with them;
             409          (4) the effective screening or extinguishing of all lights, lighting devices, and
             410      appliances;
             411          (5) shutting off water mains, gas mains, electric power connections, and the suspension
             412      of all other utility services;
             413          (6) all materials or equipment used or to be used for civil defense purposes in order to
             414      assure that the materials and equipment will be easily and freely interchangeable when used in
             415      or by any other party State;
             416          (7) the conduct of civilians and the movement and cessation of movement of
             417      pedestrians and vehicular traffic, prior, during, and subsequent to drills or attacks;
             418          (8) the safety of public meetings or gatherings; and
             419          (9) mobile support units.
             420     
Article 3

             421     
DUTIES OF MEMBER STATES


             422          Any party State requested to render mutual aid shall take any action necessary to
             423      provide and make available the resources covered by this compact in accordance with its terms;
             424      provided that it is understood that the State rendering aid may withhold resources to the extent
             425      necessary to provide reasonable protection for itself. Each party State shall extend to the civil
             426      defense forces of any other party State, while operating within its State limits under the terms
             427      and conditions of this compact, the same powers, except that of arrest unless specifically
             428      authorized by the receiving State, duties, rights, privileges, and immunities as if they were
             429      performing their duties in the State in which normally employed or rendering services. Civil
             430      defense forces will continue under the command and control of their regular leaders but the
             431      organizational units will come under the operational control of the civil defense authorities of
             432      the State receiving assistance.
             433     
Article 4

             434     
EFFECT OF STATE LICENSE, CERTIFICATE

             435     
OR PERMIT IN OTHER STATES

             436          Any person holding a license, certificate, or other permit issued by any State evidencing
             437      the meeting of qualifications for professional, mechanical, or other skills, may render aid
             438      involving the skill in any party State to meet an emergency or disaster and that State shall
             439      recognize the license, certificate, or other permit as if issued in the State in which aid is
             440      rendered.
             441     
Article 5

             442     
RESTRICTION ON LIABILITY

             443          No party State or its officers or employees rendering aid in another State pursuant to
             444      this compact shall be liable on account of any act or omission in good faith on the part of its
             445      forces while engaged, or on account of the maintenance or use of any equipment or supplies in
             446      connection with giving aid.
             447     
Article 6

             448     
BASIC CONSIDERATIONS AND AUXILIARY ACTION

             449          (1) Since it is probable that the pattern and detail of the machinery for mutual aid


             450      among two or more States may differ from that appropriate among other States party to this
             451      compact, this instrument contains elements of a broad base common to all States, and nothing
             452      contained in it shall preclude any State from entering into supplementary agreements with
             453      another State or States. Any supplementary agreements may comprehend, but shall not be
             454      limited to provisions for evacuation and reception of injured and other persons, and the
             455      exchange of medical, fire, police, public utility, reconnaissance, welfare, transportation and
             456      communications personnel, equipment, and supplies.
             457          (2) Any supplementary agreement made to implement this Article may not be
             458      construed to abridge, impair, or supersede any other provision of this compact or any obligation
             459      undertaken by a State pursuant to the terms of this compact. A supplementary agreement
             460      implementing this Article may modify, expand, or add to any obligation among the parties to
             461      the supplementary agreement.
             462     
Article 7

             463     
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

             464          Each party State shall provide for the payment of compensation and death benefits to
             465      injured members of the civil defense forces of that State and the representatives of deceased
             466      members of the forces of that State in case the members sustain injuries or are killed while
             467      rendering aid pursuant to this compact, in the same manner and on the same terms as if the
             468      injury or death were sustained within that State.
             469     
Article 8

             470     
CONTRIBUTIONS AND REIMBURSEMENTS

             471          Any party State rendering aid in another State pursuant to this compact shall be
             472      reimbursed by the party State receiving aid for any loss or damage to or expense incurred in the
             473      operation of any equipment answering a request for aid, and for the cost incurred in connection
             474      with the requests; provided that any aiding party State may assume in whole or in part any loss,
             475      damage, expense, or other cost, or may loan any equipment or donate any services to the
             476      receiving party State without charge or cost; and provided further that any two or more party
             477      States may enter into supplementary agreements establishing a different allocation of costs as


             478      among those States. The United States Government may relieve the party States receiving aid
             479      from any liability and reimburse the party State supplying civil defense forces for the
             480      compensation paid to and the transportation, subsistence, and maintenance expenses of its
             481      forces during the time of the rendition of aid or assistance outside the State and may also pay
             482      fair and reasonable compensation for the use or utilization of the supplies, materials,
             483      equipment, or facilities so utilized or consumed.
             484     
Article 9

             485     
PLANS FOR EVACUATION AND RECEPTION OF POPULATIONS

             486          Plans for the orderly evacuation and reception of the civilian population as the result of
             487      an emergency or disaster shall be worked out from time to time between representatives of the
             488      party States and the various local civil defense areas. Any plans shall include the manner of
             489      transporting evacuees, the number of evacuees to be received in different areas, the manner in
             490      which food, clothing, housing, and medical care will be provided, the registration of the
             491      evacuees, the providing of facilities for the notification of relatives or friends and the
             492      forwarding of evacuees to other areas or the bringing in of additional materials, supplies, and
             493      all other relevant factors. Any plans shall provide that the party State receiving evacuees shall
             494      be reimbursed generally for the out of pocket expenses incurred in receiving and caring for the
             495      evacuees, for expenditures for transportation, food, clothing, medicines and medical care, and
             496      like items. Any expenditures shall be reimbursed by the party State of which the evacuees are
             497      residents, or by the United States Government under plans approved by it. After the
             498      termination of the emergency or disaster, the party State of which the evacuees are residents
             499      shall assume the responsibility for the ultimate support or repatriation of the evacuees.
             500     
Article 10

             501     
MEMBER STATES

             502          This compact shall be available to any state of the United States and the District of
             503      Columbia.
             504     
Article 11

             505     
COMMITTEE ACTION AND REQUESTS


             506          The committee established pursuant to Article 1 of this compact may request the Civil
             507      Defense Agency of the United States Government to act as an informational and coordinating
             508      body under this compact, and representatives of that agency of the United States Government
             509      may attend meetings of the committee.
             510     
Article 12

             511     
WHEN COMPACT EFFECTIVE

             512          This compact shall become operative immediately upon its ratification by any of the
             513      States and Territories enumerated in Article 10 of this compact as between it and the State of
             514      Utah and any other of the States or Territories ratifying it and shall be subject to approval by
             515      Congress unless prior Congressional approval has been given. Duly authenticated copies of
             516      this compact and of any supplementary agreements entered into shall, at the time of their
             517      approval, be deposited with each of the party States and with the Civil Defense Agency and
             518      other appropriate agencies of the United States Government.
             519     
Article 13

             520     
DURATION OF COMPACT

             521          This compact shall continue in force and remain binding on each party State until the
             522      Legislature or the Governor of the party State takes action to withdraw from it. Any action to
             523      withdraw shall not be effective until 30 days after notice of the action has been sent by the
             524      Governor of the party State desiring to withdraw to the Governors of all other party States.
             525     
Article 14

             526     
CONSTRUCTION OF COMPACT -- CONSTITUTIONALITY

             527          This compact shall be construed to effectuate the purposes stated in Article 1. If any
             528      provision of this compact is declared unconstitutional, or the applicability to any person or
             529      circumstance is held invalid, the constitutionality of the remainder of this compact and the
             530      applicability to other persons and circumstances shall not be affected.
             531     
Article 15

             532     
SCOPE OF COMPACT

             533          (1) In addition to the situations in Article 1, this compact shall apply to:


             534          (a) searches for and rescue of persons who are lost, marooned, or otherwise in danger;
             535          (b) actions useful in coping with any disasters or designed to increase the capability to
             536      cope with any disasters;
             537          (c) incidents, or the threat of incidents, which endanger the health or safety of the
             538      public and which require the use of special equipment, trained personnel, or personnel in larger
             539      numbers than are locally available in order to reduce, counteract, or remove the danger;
             540          (d) giving and receiving aid between political subdivisions of party States; and
             541          (e) exercises, drills, or other training or practice activities designed to aid personnel to
             542      prepare for, cope with, or prevent any disaster or other emergency to which this compact
             543      applies.
             544          (2) Except as expressly limited by this compact or a supplementary agreement, any aid
             545      authorized by this compact or a supplementary agreement may be furnished by any agency of a
             546      party State, a political subdivision of the State, or by a joint agency of any two or more party
             547      States or of their subdivisions. Any joint agency providing aid shall be entitled to
             548      reimbursement to the same extent and in the same manner as a state. The personnel of a joint
             549      agency, when rendering aid under this compact shall have the same rights, authority, and
             550      immunity as personnel of party States.
             551          (3) Nothing in this Article shall be construed to exclude from coverage under Articles
             552      1 through 14 of this compact any matter which, in the absence of this Article, could reasonably
             553      be construed to be covered.
             554          Section 7. Section 41-22-34 is amended to read:
             555           41-22-34. Search and rescue fee -- Amount -- Deposition.
             556          (1) In addition to the fees imposed under Sections 41-22-8 and 41-22-33 , there is
             557      imposed a search and rescue fee of 50 cents on each off-highway vehicle required to be
             558      registered or renewed under Section 41-22-3 .
             559          (2) The fees imposed under this section shall be collected in the same manner and by
             560      the same agency designated to collect the fees imposed under this chapter.
             561          (3) The fees collected under this section shall be deposited in the General Fund as


             562      dedicated credits for the Search and Rescue Financial Assistance Program created under
             563      Section [ 53-2-107 ] 53-2a-1101 .
             564          Section 8. Section 53-1-104 is amended to read:
             565           53-1-104. Boards, bureaus, councils, divisions, and offices.
             566          (1) The following are the policymaking boards within the department:
             567          (a) the Driver License Medical Advisory Board, created in Section 53-3-303 ;
             568          (b) the Concealed Firearm Review Board, created in Section 53-5-703 ;
             569          (c) the Utah Fire Prevention Board, created in Section 53-7-203 ;
             570          (d) the Liquified Petroleum Gas Board, created in Section 53-7-304 ; and
             571          (e) the Private Investigator Hearing and Licensure Board, created in Section 53-9-104 .
             572          (2) The following are the councils within the department:
             573          (a) the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, created in Section 53-6-106 ; and
             574          (b) the Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Advisory Council, created in Section
             575      53-8-203 .
             576          (3) The following are the divisions within the department:
             577          (a) the Administrative Services Division, created in Section 53-1-203 ;
             578          (b) the Management Information Services Division, created in Section 53-1-303 ;
             579          (c) the Division of Emergency Management, created in Section [ 53-2-103 ] 53-2a-103 ;
             580          (d) the Driver License Division, created in Section 53-3-103 ;
             581          (e) the Criminal Investigations and Technical Services Division, created in Section
             582      53-10-103 ;
             583          (f) the Peace Officers Standards and Training Division, created in Section 53-6-103 ;
             584          (g) the State Fire Marshal Division, created in Section 53-7-103 ; and
             585          (h) the Utah Highway Patrol Division, created in Section 53-8-103 .
             586          (4) The Office of Executive Protection is created in Section 53-1-112 .
             587          (5) The following are the bureaus within the department:
             588          (a) the Bureau of Criminal Identification, created in Section 53-10-201 ;
             589          (b) the State Bureau of Investigation, created in Section 53-10-301 ;


             590          (c) the Bureau of Forensic Services, created in Section 53-10-401 ; and
             591          (d) the Bureau of Communications, created in Section 53-10-501 .
             592          Section 9. Section 53-1-106 is amended to read:
             593           53-1-106. Department duties -- Powers.
             594          (1) In addition to the responsibilities contained in this title, the department shall:
             595          (a) make rules and perform the functions specified in Title 41, Chapter 6a, Traffic
             596      Code, including:
             597          (i) setting performance standards for towing companies to be used by the department,
             598      as required by Section 41-6a-1406 ; and
             599          (ii) advising the Department of Transportation regarding the safe design and operation
             600      of school buses, as required by Section 41-6a-1304 ;
             601          (b) make rules to establish and clarify standards pertaining to the curriculum and
             602      teaching methods of a motor vehicle accident prevention course under Section 31A-19a-211 ;
             603          (c) aid in enforcement efforts to combat drug trafficking;
             604          (d) meet with the Department of Technology Services to formulate contracts, establish
             605      priorities, and develop funding mechanisms for dispatch and telecommunications operations;
             606          (e) provide assistance to the Crime Victim Reparations Board and the Utah Office for
             607      Victims of Crime in conducting research or monitoring victims' programs, as required by
             608      Section 63M-7-505 ;
             609          (f) develop sexual assault exam protocol standards in conjunction with the Utah
             610      Hospital Association;
             611          (g) engage in emergency planning activities, including preparation of policy and
             612      procedure and rulemaking necessary for implementation of the federal Emergency Planning
             613      and Community Right to Know Act of 1986, as required by Section [ 63K-3-301 ] 53-2a-702 ;
             614      and
             615          (h) implement the provisions of Section [ 53-2-202 ] 53-2a-402 , the Emergency
             616      Management Assistance Compact.
             617          (2) (a) The department may establish a schedule of fees as required or allowed in this


             618      title for services provided by the department.
             619          (b) The fees shall be established in accordance with Section 63J-1-504 .
             620          (3) The department may establish or contract for the establishment of an Organ
             621      Procurement Donor Registry in accordance with Section 26-28-120 .
             622          Section 10. Section 53-1-108 is amended to read:
             623           53-1-108. Commissioner's powers and duties.
             624          (1) In addition to the responsibilities contained in this title, the commissioner shall:
             625          (a) administer and enforce this title and Title 41, Chapter 12a, Financial Responsibility
             626      of Motor Vehicle Owners and Operators Act;
             627          (b) appoint deputies, inspectors, examiners, clerical workers, and other employees as
             628      required to properly discharge the duties of the department;
             629          (c) make rules:
             630          (i) governing emergency use of signal lights on private vehicles; and
             631          (ii) allowing privately owned vehicles to be designated for part-time emergency use, as
             632      provided in Section 41-6a-310 ;
             633          (d) set standards for safety belt systems, as required by Section 41-6a-1803 ;
             634          (e) serve as the cochair of the Emergency Management Administration Council, as
             635      required by Section [ 63K-3-201 ] 53-2a-105 ;
             636          (f) designate vehicles as "authorized emergency vehicles," as required by Section
             637      41-6a-102 ; and
             638          (g) on or before January 1, 2003, adopt a written policy that prohibits the stopping,
             639      detention, or search of any person when the action is solely motivated by considerations of
             640      race, color, ethnicity, age, or gender.
             641          (2) The commissioner may:
             642          (a) subject to the approval of the governor, establish division headquarters at various
             643      places in the state;
             644          (b) issue to a special agent a certificate of authority to act as a peace officer and revoke
             645      that authority for cause, as authorized in Section 56-1-21.5 ;


             646          (c) create specialized units within the commissioner's office for conducting internal
             647      affairs and aircraft operations as necessary to protect the public safety;
             648          (d) cooperate with any recognized agency in the education of the public in safety and
             649      crime prevention and participate in public or private partnerships, subject to Subsection (3);
             650          (e) cooperate in applying for and distributing highway safety program funds; and
             651          (f) receive and distribute federal funding to further the objectives of highway safety in
             652      compliance with the Federal Assistance Management Program Act.
             653          (3) (a) Money may not be expended under Subsection (2)(d) for public safety education
             654      unless it is specifically appropriated by the Legislature for that purpose.
             655          (b) Any recognized agency receiving state money for public safety shall file with the
             656      auditor of the state an itemized statement of all its receipts and expenditures.
             657          Section 11. Section 53-2a-101 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-101 is
             658      renumbered and amended to read:
             659     
CHAPTER 2a. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACT

             660     
Part 1. Emergency Management Act

             661           [53-2-101].     53-2a-101. Title.
             662          This part is known as the "Emergency Management Act[ - Search and Rescue Advisory
             663      Board]."
             664          Section 12. Section 53-2a-102 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-102 is
             665      renumbered and amended to read:
             666           [53-2-102].     53-2a-102. Definitions.
             667          As used in this [part] chapter:
             668          (1) "Attack" means a nuclear, cyber, conventional, biological, act of terrorism, or
             669      chemical warfare action against the United States of America or this state.
             670          (2) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety or the
             671      commissioner's designee.
             672          [(2)] (3) "Director" means the division director appointed under Section [ 53-2-103 ]
             673      53-2a-103 or the director's designee.


             674          [(3)] (4) "Disaster" means [a situation causing, or threatening to cause, widespread
             675      damage, social disruption, or injury or loss of life or property resulting from attack, internal
             676      disturbance, natural phenomena, or technological hazard.] an event that:
             677          (a) causes, or threatens to cause, loss of life, human suffering, public or private
             678      property damage, or economic or social disruption resulting from attack, internal disturbance,
             679      natural phenomena, or technological hazard; and
             680          (b) requires resources that are beyond the scope of local agencies in routine responses
             681      to emergencies and accidents and may be of a magnitude or involve unusual circumstances that
             682      require response by government, not-for-profit, or private entities.
             683          [(4)] (5) "Division" means the Division of Emergency Management created in Section
             684      [ 53-2-103 ] 53-2a-103 .
             685          [(5)] (6) "Energy" includes the energy resources defined in [Section 63K-2-103 ] this
             686      chapter.
             687          [(6)] (7) "Expenses" means actual labor costs of government and volunteer personnel,
             688      [including workers' compensation benefits, fringe benefits, administrative overhead, cost of
             689      equipment, cost of equipment operation, cost of materials, and the cost of any contract labor]
             690      and materials.
             691          [(7)] (8) "Hazardous materials emergency" means a sudden and unexpected release of
             692      any substance that because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious
             693      characteristics presents a direct and immediate threat to public safety or the environment and
             694      requires immediate action to mitigate the threat.
             695          [(8)] (9) "Internal disturbance" means a riot, prison break, terrorism, or strike.
             696          [(9)] (10) "Natural phenomena" means any earthquake, tornado, storm, flood,
             697      landslide, avalanche, forest or range fire, drought, or epidemic.
             698          [(10)] (11) "State of emergency" means a condition in any part of this state that
             699      requires state government emergency assistance to supplement the local efforts of the affected
             700      political subdivision to save lives and to protect property, public health, welfare, or safety in
             701      the event of a disaster, or to avoid or reduce the threat of a disaster.


             702          [(11)] (12) "Technological hazard" means any hazardous materials accident, mine
             703      accident, train derailment, air crash, radiation incident, pollution, structural fire, or explosion.
             704          [(12)] (13) "Terrorism" means activities or the threat of activities that:
             705          (a) involve acts dangerous to human life;
             706          (b) are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of this state; and
             707          (c) to a reasonable person, would appear to be intended to:
             708          (i) intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
             709          (ii) influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
             710          (iii) affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or
             711      kidnapping.
             712          (14) "Urban search and rescue" means the location, extrication, and initial medical
             713      stabilization of victims trapped in a confined space as the result of a structural collapse,
             714      transportation accident, mining accident, or collapsed trench.
             715          Section 13. Section 53-2a-103 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-103 is
             716      renumbered and amended to read:
             717           [53-2-103].     53-2a-103. Division of Emergency Management -- Creation --
             718      Director -- Appointment -- Term -- Compensation.
             719          (1) There is created within the [department] Department of Public Safety the Division
             720      of Emergency Management.
             721          (2) The division shall be administered by a director appointed by the commissioner
             722      with the approval of the governor.
             723          (3) The director is the executive and administrative head of the division and shall be
             724      experienced in administration and possess additional qualifications as determined by the
             725      commissioner and as provided by law.
             726          (4) The director acts under the supervision and control of the commissioner and may be
             727      removed from the position at the will of the commissioner.
             728          (5) The director shall receive compensation as provided by Title 67, Chapter 19, Utah
             729      State Personnel Management Act.


             730          Section 14. Section 53-2a-104 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-104 is
             731      renumbered and amended to read:
             732           [53-2-104].     53-2a-104. Division duties -- Powers.
             733          (1) The division shall:
             734          (a) respond to the policies of the governor and the Legislature;
             735          (b) perform functions relating to emergency management as directed by the governor
             736      or by the commissioner, including:
             737          (i) coordinating with state agencies and local governments the use of personnel and
             738      other resources of these governmental entities as agents of the state during an interstate disaster
             739      in accordance with the Emergency Management Assistance Compact described in Section
             740      [ 53-2-202 ] 53-2a-402 ;
             741          (ii) coordinating the requesting, activating, and allocating of state resources during an
             742      intrastate disaster or a local state of emergency;
             743          (iii) receiving and disbursing federal resources provided to the state in a declared
             744      disaster; [and]
             745          (iv) appointing a state coordinating officer who is the governor's representative and
             746      who shall work with a federal coordinating officer during a federally declared disaster; and
             747          (v) appointing a state recovery officer who is the governor's representative and who
             748      shall work with a federal recovery officer during a federally declared disaster;
             749          (c) prepare, implement, and maintain programs and plans to provide for:
             750          (i) prevention and minimization of injury and damage caused by disasters;
             751          (ii) prompt and effective response to and recovery from disasters;
             752          (iii) identification of areas particularly vulnerable to disasters;
             753          (iv) coordination of hazard mitigation and other preventive and preparedness measures
             754      designed to eliminate or reduce disasters;
             755          (v) assistance to local officials, state agencies, and the business and public sectors, in
             756      developing emergency action plans;
             757          (vi) coordination of federal, state, and local emergency activities;


             758          (vii) coordination of emergency operations plans with emergency plans of the federal
             759      government;
             760          (viii) coordination of urban search and rescue activities;
             761          (ix) coordination of rapid and efficient communications in times of emergency; and
             762          (x) other measures necessary, incidental, or appropriate to this part;
             763          (d) coordinate with local officials, state agencies, and the business and public sectors in
             764      developing, implementing, and maintaining a state energy emergency plan in accordance with
             765      Section [ 53-2-110 ] 53-2a-902 ; and
             766          (e) administer Part [4] 6, Disaster Recovery Funding Act, in accordance with that part.
             767          (2) (a) The [department] Department of Public Safety shall designate state geographical
             768      regions and allow the political subdivisions within each region to:
             769          (i) coordinate planning with other political subdivisions, tribal governments, and as
             770      appropriate, other entities within that region and with state agencies as appropriate, or as
             771      designated by the division;
             772          (ii) coordinate grant management and resource purchases; and
             773          (iii) organize joint emergency response training and exercises.
             774          (b) The political subdivisions within a region designated in Subsection (2)(a) may not
             775      establish the region as a new government entity in the [federal] emergency disaster declaration
             776      process[, which runs in the following order:] under Section 53-2a-208 .
             777          [(i) local governmental entities;]
             778          [(ii) counties;]
             779          [(iii) the state; and]
             780          [(iv) the federal government.]
             781          (3) The division may make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             782      Administrative Rulemaking Act, to:
             783          (a) establish protocol for prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, and
             784      the activities described in Subsection (2);
             785          (b) coordinate federal, state, and local resources in a declared disaster or local


             786      emergency; and
             787          (c) implement provisions of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact as
             788      provided in Section [ 53-2-202 ] 53-2a-402 and Title 53, Chapter [2] 2a, Part [5] 3, Statewide
             789      Mutual Aid Act.
             790          (4) The division may consult with the Legislative Management Committee, the Judicial
             791      Council, and legislative and judicial staff offices to assist [them] the division in preparing
             792      emergency succession plans and procedures under Title [63K] 53, Chapter [1] 2a, Part 8,
             793      Emergency Interim Succession Act.
             794          Section 15. Section 53-2a-105 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-3-201 is
             795      renumbered and amended to read:
             796           [63K-3-201].     53-2a-105. Emergency Management Administration Council
             797      created -- Function -- Composition -- Expenses.
             798          (1) There is created the Emergency Management Administration Council to provide
             799      advice and coordination for state and local government agencies on government emergency
             800      prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery actions and activities.
             801          (2) The council shall meet at the call of the chair, but at least [quarterly] semiannually.
             802          (3) The council shall be made up of the:
             803          (a) lieutenant governor, or the lieutenant governor's designee;
             804          (b) attorney general, or the attorney general's designee;
             805          (c) heads of the following state agencies, or their designees:
             806          (i) Department of Public Safety;
             807          (ii) Division of Emergency Management;
             808          (iii) Department of Transportation;
             809          (iv) Department of Health;
             810          (v) Department of Environmental Quality;
             811          (vi) Department of Community and Economic Development; and
             812          (vii) Department of Natural Resources;
             813          (d) adjutant general of the National Guard or the adjutant general's designee;


             814          (e) commissioner of agriculture and food or the commissioner's designee;
             815          (f) two representatives with expertise in emergency management appointed by the Utah
             816      League of Cities and Towns;
             817          (g) two representatives with expertise in emergency management appointed by the
             818      Utah Association of Counties;
             819          (h) up to four additional members with expertise in emergency management, critical
             820      infrastructure, or key resources as these terms are defined under 6 U.S. Code Section 101
             821      appointed from the private sector, by the chair of the council; and
             822          (i) two representatives appointed by the Utah Emergency Management Association.
             823          (4) The commissioner [of Public Safety] and the lieutenant governor [shall] serve as
             824      cochairs of the council.
             825          (5) A member may not receive compensation or benefits for the member's service, but
             826      may receive per diem and travel expenses in accordance with:
             827          (a) Section 63A-3-106 ;
             828          (b) Section 63A-3-107 ; and
             829          (c) rules made by the Division of Finance pursuant to Sections 63A-3-106 and
             830      63A-3-107 .
             831          (6) The council shall coordinate with existing emergency management related entities
             832      including:
             833          (a) the [Homeland Security] Emergency Management Regional Committees
             834      established by the Department of Public Safety;
             835          (b) the Statewide Mutual Aid Committee established under Section [ 53-2-503 ]
             836      53-2a-303 ; and
             837          (c) the Hazardous Chemical Emergency Response Commission designated under
             838      Section [ 63K-3-301 ] 53-2a-703 .
             839          (7) The council may establish other committees and task forces as determined
             840      necessary by the council to carry out the duties of the council.
             841          Section 16. Section 53-2a-201 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-4-101 is


             842      renumbered and amended to read:
             843     
Part 2. Disaster Response and Recovery Act

             844           [63K-4-101].     53-2a-201. Title.
             845          This [chapter] part is known as the "Disaster Response and Recovery Act."
             846          Section 17. Section 53-2a-202 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-4-102 is
             847      renumbered and amended to read:
             848           [63K-4-102].     53-2a-202. Legislative findings -- Purpose -- Short title.
             849          (1) The Legislature finds that existing and increasing threats of the occurrence of
             850      destructive disasters resulting from attack, internal disturbance, natural phenomenon or
             851      technological hazard could greatly affect the health, safety, and welfare of the people of this
             852      state, and it is therefore necessary to grant to the governor of this state and its political
             853      subdivisions special emergency disaster authority.
             854          (2) It is the purpose of this act to assist the governor of this state and its political
             855      subdivisions to effectively provide emergency disaster response and recovery assistance in
             856      order to protect the lives and property of the people. This [act shall be] part is known [and
             857      cited] as the "Disaster Response and Recovery Act."
             858          Section 18. Section 53-2a-203 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-4-103 is
             859      renumbered and amended to read:
             860           [63K-4-103].     53-2a-203. Definitions.
             861          [(1) "Attack" means a nuclear, conventional, biological, or chemical warfare action
             862      against the United States of America or this state.]
             863          [(2)] (1) "Chief executive officer" means:
             864          (a) for a municipality:
             865          (i) the mayor for a municipality operating under all forms of municipal government
             866      except the council-manager form of government; or
             867          (ii) the city manager for a municipality operating under the council-manager form of
             868      government; [or]
             869          (b) for a county:


             870          (i) the chair of the county commission for a county operating under the county
             871      commission or expanded county commission form of government;
             872          (ii) the county executive officer for a county operating under the county-executive
             873      council form of government; or
             874          (iii) the county manager for a county operating under the council-manager form of
             875      government[.]; or
             876          [(3) "Disaster" means a situation causing, or threatening to cause, widespread damage,
             877      social disruption, or injury or loss of life or property resulting from attack, internal disturbance,
             878      natural phenomenon or technological hazard.]
             879          [(4) "Internal disturbance" means a riot, prison break, terrorism, or strike.]
             880          (c) for a special service district:
             881          (i) the chief executive officer of the county or municipality that created the special
             882      service district if authority has not been delegated to an administrative control board as
             883      provided in Section 17D-1-301 ;
             884          (ii) the chair of the administrative control board to which authority has been delegated
             885      as provided in Section 17D-1-301 ; or
             886          (iii) the general manager or other officer or employee to whom authority has been
             887      delegated by the governing body of the special service district as provided in Section
             888      17D-1-301 ; or
             889          (d) for a local district:
             890          (i) the chair of the board of trustees selected as provided in Section 17B-1-309 ; or
             891          (ii) the general manager or other officer or employee to whom authority has been
             892      delegated by the board of trustees.
             893          [(5)] (2) "Local emergency" means a condition in any [political subdivision]
             894      municipality or county of the state which requires that emergency assistance be provided by the
             895      affected municipality or county or another political subdivision to save lives and protect
             896      property within its jurisdiction in response to a disaster, or to avoid or reduce the threat of a
             897      disaster.


             898          [(6) "Natural phenomenon" means any earthquake, tornado, storm, flood, landslide,
             899      avalanche, forest or range fire, drought, or epidemic.]
             900          [(7)] (3) "Political subdivision" means a municipality [or], county, special service
             901      district, or local district.
             902          [(8) "State of emergency" means a condition in any part of this state which requires
             903      state government emergency assistance to supplement the local efforts of the affected political
             904      subdivision to save lives and to protect property, public health, welfare, and safety in the event
             905      of a disaster or to avoid or reduce the threat of a disaster.]
             906          [(9) "Technological hazard" means any hazardous materials accident, mine accident,
             907      train derailment, truck wreck, air crash, radiation incident, pollution, structural fire or
             908      explosion.]
             909          Section 19. Section 53-2a-204 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-4-201 is
             910      renumbered and amended to read:
             911           [63K-4-201].     53-2a-204. Authority of governor -- Federal assistance --
             912      Fraud or willful misstatement in application for financial assistance -- Penalty.
             913          (1) In addition to any other authorities conferred upon the governor, if the governor
             914      issues an executive order declaring a state of emergency, the governor may:
             915          (a) utilize all available resources of state government as reasonably necessary to cope
             916      with a state of emergency;
             917          (b) employ measures and give direction to state and local officers and agencies [which]
             918      that are reasonable and necessary for the purpose of securing compliance with the provisions of
             919      this [act] part and with orders, rules, and regulations made pursuant to this act;
             920          (c) recommend and advise the evacuation of all or part of the population from any
             921      stricken or threatened area within the state if necessary for the preservation of life;
             922          (d) recommend routes, modes of transportation, and destination in connection with
             923      evacuation;
             924          (e) in connection with evacuation, suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or
             925      transportation of alcoholic beverages, explosives, and combustibles, not to include the lawful


             926      bearing of arms;
             927          (f) control ingress and egress to and from a disaster area, the movement of persons
             928      within the area, and recommend the occupancy or evacuation of premises in a disaster area;
             929          (g) clear or remove from publicly or privately owned land or water debris or wreckage
             930      that is an immediate threat to public health, public safety, or private property, including
             931      allowing an employee of a state department or agency designated by the governor to enter upon
             932      private land or waters and perform any tasks necessary for the removal or clearance operation if
             933      the political subdivision, corporation, organization, or individual that is affected by the removal
             934      of the debris or wreckage:
             935          (i) presents an unconditional authorization for removal of the debris or wreckage from
             936      private property; and
             937          (ii) agrees to indemnify the state against any claim arising from the removal of the
             938      debris or wreckage;
             939          (h) enter into agreement with any agency of the United States:
             940          (i) for temporary housing units to be occupied by victims of a state of emergency or
             941      persons who assist victims of a state of emergency; and
             942          (ii) to make the housing units described in Subsection (1)(h)(i) available to a political
             943      subdivision of this state;
             944          (i) assist any political subdivision of this state to acquire sites and utilities necessary for
             945      temporary housing units described in Subsection (1)(h)(i) by passing through any funds made
             946      available to the governor by an agency of the United States for this purpose;
             947          (j) subject to Sections [ 63K-4-401 ] 53-2a-209 and [ 63K-4-406 ] 53-2a-214 , temporarily
             948      suspend or modify by executive order, during the state of emergency, any public health, safety,
             949      zoning, transportation, or other requirement of a statute or administrative rule within this state
             950      if such action is essential to provide temporary housing described in Subsection (1)(h)(i);
             951          (k) upon determination that a political subdivision of the state will suffer a substantial
             952      loss of tax and other revenues because of a state of emergency and the political subdivision so
             953      affected has demonstrated a need for financial assistance to perform its governmental


             954      functions, in accordance with Utah Constitution, Article XIV, Sections 3 and 4, and Section
             955      10-8-6 :
             956          (i) apply to the federal government for a loan on behalf of the political subdivision if
             957      the amount of the loan that the governor applies for does not exceed 25% of the annual
             958      operating budget of the political subdivision for the fiscal year in which the state of emergency
             959      occurs; and
             960          (ii) receive and disburse the amount of the loan to the political subdivision;
             961          (l) accept funds from the federal government and make grants to any political
             962      subdivision for the purpose of removing debris or wreckage from publicly owned land or
             963      water;
             964          (m) upon determination that financial assistance is essential to meet expenses related to
             965      a state of emergency of individuals or families adversely affected by the state of emergency that
             966      cannot be sufficiently met from other means of assistance, apply for, accept, and expend a grant
             967      by the federal government to fund the financial assistance, subject to the terms and conditions
             968      imposed upon the grant; or
             969          (n) recommend to the Legislature other actions the governor considers to be necessary
             970      to address a state of emergency.
             971          (2) A person who fraudulently or willfully makes a misstatement of fact in connection
             972      with an application for financial assistance under this section shall, upon conviction of each
             973      offense, be subject to a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment for not more than one
             974      year, or both.
             975          Section 20. Section 53-2a-205 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-4-202 is
             976      renumbered and amended to read:
             977           [63K-4-202].     53-2a-205. Authority of chief executive officers of political
             978      subdivisions -- Ordering of evacuations.
             979          (1) (a) In order to protect life and property when a state of emergency or local
             980      emergency has been declared, the chief executive officer of each political subdivision of the
             981      state is authorized to:


             982          (i) carry out, in the chief executive officer's jurisdiction, the measures as may be
             983      ordered by the governor under this [chapter] part; and
             984          (ii) take any additional measures the chief executive officer may consider necessary,
             985      subject to the limitations and provisions of this [chapter] part.
             986          (b) The chief executive officer may not take an action that is inconsistent with any
             987      order, rule, regulation, or action of the governor.
             988          (2) When a state of emergency or local emergency is declared, the authority of the chief
             989      executive officer includes:
             990          (a) utilizing all available resources of the political subdivision as reasonably necessary
             991      to manage a state of emergency or local emergency;
             992          (b) employing measures and giving direction to local officers and agencies which are
             993      reasonable and necessary for the purpose of securing compliance with the provisions of this
             994      [chapter] part and with orders, rules, and regulations made under this [chapter] part;
             995          (c) if necessary for the preservation of life, issuing an order for the evacuation of all or
             996      part of the population from any stricken or threatened area within the political subdivision;
             997          (d) recommending routes, modes of transportation, and destinations in relation to an
             998      evacuation;
             999          (e) suspending or limiting the sale, dispensing, or transportation of alcoholic beverages,
             1000      explosives, and combustibles in relation to an evacuation, except that the chief executive
             1001      officer may not restrict the lawful bearing of arms;
             1002          (f) controlling ingress and egress to and from a disaster area, controlling the movement
             1003      of persons within a disaster area, and ordering the occupancy or evacuation of premises in a
             1004      disaster area;
             1005          (g) clearing or removing debris or wreckage that may threaten public health, public
             1006      safety, or private property from publicly or privately owned land or waters, except that where
             1007      there is no immediate threat to public health or safety, the chief executive officer shall not
             1008      exercise this authority in relation to privately owned land or waters unless:
             1009          (i) the owner authorizes the employees of designated local agencies to enter upon the


             1010      private land or waters to perform any tasks necessary for the removal or clearance; and
             1011          (ii) the owner provides an unconditional authorization for removal of the debris or
             1012      wreckage and agrees to indemnify the local and state government against any claim arising
             1013      from the removal; and
             1014          (h) invoking the provisions of any mutual aid agreement entered into by the political
             1015      subdivision.
             1016          (3) (a) If the chief executive is unavailable to issue an order for evacuation under
             1017      Subsection (2)(c), the chief law enforcement officer having jurisdiction for the area may issue
             1018      an urgent order for evacuation, for a period not to exceed 36 hours, if the order is necessary for
             1019      the preservation of life.
             1020          (b) The chief executive officer may ratify, modify, or revoke the chief law enforcement
             1021      officer's order.
             1022          (4) Notice of an order or the ratification, modification, or revocation of an order issued
             1023      under this section shall be:
             1024          (a) given to the persons within the jurisdiction by the most effective and reasonable
             1025      means available; and
             1026          (b) filed in accordance with Subsection [ 63K-4-401 ] 53-2a-209 (1).
             1027          Section 21. Section 53-2a-206 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-4-203 is
             1028      renumbered and amended to read:
             1029           [63K-4-203].     53-2a-206. State of emergency -- Declaration -- Termination
             1030      -- Commander in chief of military forces.
             1031          (1) A state of emergency may be declared by executive order of the governor if the
             1032      governor finds a disaster has occurred or the occurrence or threat of a disaster is imminent in
             1033      any area of the state in which state government assistance is required to supplement the
             1034      response and recovery efforts of the affected political subdivision or political subdivisions.
             1035          (2) A state of emergency shall continue until the governor finds the threat or danger has
             1036      passed or the disaster reduced to the extent that emergency conditions no longer exist.
             1037          (3) A state of emergency may not continue for longer than 30 days unless extended by


             1038      joint resolution of the Legislature, which may also terminate a state of emergency by joint
             1039      resolution at any time.
             1040          (4) The governor shall issue an executive order ending the state of emergency on
             1041      receipt of the Legislature's resolution.
             1042          (5) An executive order described in this section shall state:
             1043          (a) the nature of the state of emergency;
             1044          (b) the area or areas threatened; and
             1045          (c) the conditions creating such an emergency or those conditions allowing termination
             1046      of the state of emergency.
             1047          (6) During the continuance of any state of emergency the governor is commander in
             1048      chief of the military forces of the state in accordance with Utah Constitution Article VII,
             1049      Section 4, and Title 39, Chapter 1, State Militia.
             1050          Section 22. Section 53-2a-207 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-106 is
             1051      renumbered and amended to read:
             1052           [53-2-106].     53-2a-207. Expenditures authorized by "state of emergency"
             1053      declaration.
             1054          (1) (a) The director may use funds authorized under [Title 63K, Chapter 4, Disaster
             1055      Response and Recovery Act,] this part to provide:
             1056          (i) transportation to and from the disaster scene;
             1057          (ii) accommodations at the disaster scene for prolonged incidents; and
             1058          (iii) emergency purchase of response equipment and supplies in direct support of a
             1059      disaster.
             1060          (b) The commissioner may authorize the use of funds accrued under Title [63K] 53,
             1061      Chapter [2] 2a, Part 10, Energy Emergency Powers of the Governor Act, only if the governor
             1062      declares a state of emergency as provided [in Title 63K, Chapter 4, Disaster Response and
             1063      Recovery Act] under this part.
             1064          (2) These funds may not be allocated to a political subdivision unless the political
             1065      subdivision has demonstrated that it is beyond its capability to respond to the disaster and that


             1066      no other resources are available in sufficient amount to meet the disaster.
             1067          Section 23. Section 53-2a-208 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-4-301 is
             1068      renumbered and amended to read:
             1069           [63K-4-301].     53-2a-208. Local emergency -- Declarations.
             1070          (1) (a) A local emergency may be declared by proclamation of the chief executive
             1071      officer of a [political subdivision] municipality or county.
             1072          (b) A local emergency shall not be continued or renewed for a period in excess of 30
             1073      days except by or with the consent of the governing body of the [political subdivision]
             1074      municipality or county.
             1075          (c) Any order or proclamation declaring, continuing, or terminating a local emergency
             1076      shall be filed promptly with the office of the clerk of the affected [political subdivision]
             1077      municipality or county.
             1078          (2) A declaration of a local emergency:
             1079          (a) constitutes an official recognition that a disaster situation exists within the affected
             1080      [political subdivision] municipality or county;
             1081          (b) provides a legal basis for requesting and obtaining mutual aid or disaster assistance
             1082      from other [cities, counties,] political subdivisions or from the state or federal government;
             1083          (c) activates the response and recovery aspects of any and all applicable local disaster
             1084      emergency plans; and
             1085          (d) authorizes the furnishing of aid and assistance in relation to the proclamation.
             1086          (3) A local emergency proclamation issued under this section shall state:
             1087          (a) the nature of the local emergency;
             1088          (b) the area or areas that are affected or threatened; and
             1089          (c) the conditions which caused the emergency.
             1090          (4) The emergency declaration process within the state shall be as follows:
             1091          (a) a city, town, or township shall declare to the county;
             1092          (b) a county shall declare to the state;
             1093          (c) the state shall declare to the federal government; and


             1094          (d) a tribe, as defined in Section 23-13-12.5 , shall declare as determined under the
             1095      Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 5121 et seq.
             1096          (5) Nothing in this part affects:
             1097          (a) the governor's authority to declare a state of emergency under Section [ 63K-4-203 ]
             1098      53-2a-206 ; or
             1099          (b) the duties, requests, reimbursements, or other actions taken by a political
             1100      subdivision participating in the state-wide mutual aid system pursuant to Title 53, Chapter [2]
             1101      2a, Part [5] 3, Statewide Mutual Aid Act.
             1102          Section 24. Section 53-2a-209 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-4-401 is
             1103      renumbered and amended to read:
             1104           [63K-4-401].     53-2a-209. Orders, rules, and regulations having force of law
             1105      -- Filing requirements -- Suspension of state agency rules -- Suspension of enforcement of
             1106      certain statutes during a state of emergency.
             1107          (1) All orders, rules, and regulations promulgated by the governor, a [political
             1108      subdivision] municipality, a county, or other agency authorized by this [act] part to make
             1109      orders, rules, and regulations, not in conflict with existing laws except as specifically provided
             1110      herein, shall have the full force and effect of law during the state of emergency, when a copy of
             1111      the order, rule, or regulation is filed with:
             1112          (a) the Division of Administrative Rules, if issued by the governor or a state agency; or
             1113          (b) the office of the clerk of the [political subdivision] municipality or county, if issued
             1114      by the chief executive officer of a [political subdivision of the state or agency of the state]
             1115      municipality or county.
             1116          (2) The governor may suspend the provisions of any order, rule, or regulation of any
             1117      state agency, if the strict compliance with the provisions of the order, rule, or regulation would
             1118      substantially prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with the emergency or
             1119      disaster.
             1120          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b) and subject to Subsections (3)(c) and
             1121      (d), the governor may by executive order suspend the enforcement of a statute if:


             1122          (i) the governor declares a state of emergency in accordance with Section [ 63K-4-203 ]
             1123      53-2a-206 ;
             1124          (ii) the governor determines that suspending the enforcement of the statute is:
             1125          (A) directly related to the state of emergency described in Subsection (3)(a)(i); and
             1126          (B) necessary to address the state of emergency described in Subsection (3)(a)(i);
             1127          (iii) the executive order:
             1128          (A) describes how the suspension of the enforcement of the statute is:
             1129          (I) directly related to the state of emergency described in Subsection (3)(a)(i); and
             1130          (II) necessary to address the state of emergency described in Subsection (3)(a)(i); and
             1131          (B) provides the citation of the statute that is the subject of suspended enforcement;
             1132          (iv) the governor acts in good faith;
             1133          (v) the governor provides written notice of the suspension of the enforcement of the
             1134      statute to the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president of the Senate no later
             1135      than 24 hours after suspending the enforcement of the statute; and
             1136          (vi) the governor makes the report required by Section [ 63K-4-406 ] 53-2a-214 .
             1137          (b) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b)(ii), the governor may not suspend the
             1138      enforcement of a criminal penalty created in statute.
             1139          (ii) The governor may suspend the enforcement of a misdemeanor or infraction if:
             1140          (A) the misdemeanor or infraction relates to food, health, or transportation; and
             1141          (B) the requirements of Subsection (3)(a) are met.
             1142          (c) A suspension described in this Subsection (3) terminates no later than the date the
             1143      governor terminates the state of emergency in accordance with Section [ 63K-4-203 ] 53-2a-206
             1144      to which the suspension relates.
             1145          (d) The governor:
             1146          (i) shall provide the notice required by Subsection (3)(a)(v) using the best available
             1147      method under the circumstances as determined by the governor; and
             1148          (ii) may provide the notice required by Subsection (3)(a)(v) in electronic format.
             1149          Section 25. Section 53-2a-210 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-4-406 is


             1150      renumbered and amended to read:
             1151           [63K-4-406].     53-2a-210. Reporting on the suspension or modification of
             1152      certain statutes or rules or the suspension of the enforcement of a statute.
             1153          (1) The governor and the Department of Public Safety shall report the following to the
             1154      Legislative Management Committee:
             1155          (a) a suspension or modification of a statute or rule under Subsection [ 63K-4-201 ]
             1156      53-2a-204 (1)(j); or
             1157          (b) a suspension of the enforcement of a statute under Subsection [ 63K-4-401 ]
             1158      53-2a-209 (3).
             1159          (2) The governor and the Department of Public Safety shall make the report required
             1160      by this section on or before the sooner of:
             1161          (a) the day on which the governor calls the Legislature into session [in accordance with
             1162      Section 63K-1-302 ]; or
             1163          (b) seven days after the date the governor declares the state of emergency to which the
             1164      suspension or modification relates.
             1165          (3) The Legislative Management Committee shall review the suspension or
             1166      modification of a statute or rule or the suspension of the enforcement of a statute described in
             1167      Subsection (1) and may:
             1168          (a) recommend:
             1169          (i) that the governor continue the suspension or modification of the statute or rule or
             1170      the suspension of the enforcement of the statute; and
             1171          (ii) the length of the suspension or modification of the statute or rule or the suspension
             1172      of the enforcement of the statute;
             1173          (b) recommend that the governor terminate the suspension or modification of the
             1174      statute or rule or the suspension of the enforcement of the statute; or
             1175          (c) recommend to the governor that the governor call a special session of the
             1176      Legislature to review and approve or reject the suspension or modification of the statute or rule
             1177      or the suspension of the enforcement of the statute.


             1178          Section 26. Section 53-2a-211 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-4-402 is
             1179      renumbered and amended to read:
             1180           [63K-4-402].     53-2a-211. Acquisition of property for public use --
             1181      Compensation of owners.
             1182          (1) (a) Upon proclamation of a state of emergency, the governor may purchase or lease
             1183      public or private property for public use including:
             1184          (i) food and medical supplies;
             1185          (ii) clothing;
             1186          (iii) shelter;
             1187          (iv) means of transportation;
             1188          (v) fuels;
             1189          (vi) oils; or
             1190          (vii) buildings or lands.
             1191          (b) The governor may not purchase private home storage nor privately owned arms.
             1192          (2) (a) The governor may use property purchased under authority of this section for any
             1193      purpose to meet the needs of an emergency, including its use to relieve want, distress, and
             1194      disease.
             1195          (b) Any property used by the governor to meet the needs of an emergency is a public
             1196      use.
             1197          (3) (a) The governor shall compensate the owner of property taken or used under
             1198      authority of this section by complying with the procedures established in Title 78B, Chapter 6,
             1199      Part 5, Eminent Domain.
             1200          (b) The governor shall pay for those purchases or leases from the funds available to the
             1201      Division of Emergency Management under:
             1202          (i) this [chapter] part; or
             1203          (ii) Title 53, Chapter [2] 2a, Part [4] 6, Disaster Recovery Funding Act, to the extent
             1204      provided for in that [chapter] part.
             1205          (4) Nothing in this section applies to or authorizes compensation for the destruction or


             1206      damage of standing timber or other property in order to provide a fire break or to the release of
             1207      waters or the breach of impoundments in order to reduce pressure or other danger from actual
             1208      or threatened flood.
             1209          Section 27. Section 53-2a-212 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-4-403 is
             1210      renumbered and amended to read:
             1211           [63K-4-403].     53-2a-212. Interstate agreements authorized -- Termination
             1212      -- Mutual-aid compacts between subdivisions.
             1213          (1) The governor is authorized to execute an interstate agreement or compact on behalf
             1214      of this state with any other state or states only consistent with the powers herein granted
             1215      concerning matters relating to a disaster affecting or likely to affect this state.
             1216          (2) The agreement or compact shall continue in force and remain binding on each party
             1217      state until the Legislature or the governor of [such] a party state takes action to withdraw
             1218      [therefrom. Such action shall not be]. The action is not effective until 30 days after notice
             1219      thereof has been sent by the governor of such party state desiring to withdraw to the governors
             1220      of all other party states.
             1221          (3) Political subdivisions are authorized to enter into mutual-aid compacts with other
             1222      political subdivisions within the state of Utah concerning matters involving cooperative
             1223      disaster response and recovery assistance support, consistent with this [act] chapter.
             1224          Section 28. Section 53-2a-213 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-4-404 is
             1225      renumbered and amended to read:
             1226           [63K-4-404].     53-2a-213. Authority additional to other emergency
             1227      authority.
             1228          The special disaster emergency authority vested in the governor and political
             1229      subdivisions of the state pursuant to this [act] part shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, any
             1230      other emergency authority otherwise constitutionally or statutorily vested in the governor and
             1231      political subdivisions of the state.
             1232          Section 29. Section 53-2a-214 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-4-405 is
             1233      renumbered and amended to read:


             1234           [63K-4-405].     53-2a-214. Prohibition of restrictions on and confiscation of
             1235      a firearm or ammunition during an emergency.
             1236          (1) As used in this section:
             1237          (a) (i) "Confiscate" means for an individual in Utah to intentionally deprive another of
             1238      a privately owned firearm.
             1239          (ii) "Confiscate" does not include the taking of a firearm from an individual:
             1240          (A) in self-defense;
             1241          (B) possessing a firearm while the individual is committing a felony or misdemeanor;
             1242      or
             1243          (C) who may not, under state or federal law, possess the firearm.
             1244          (b) "Firearm" has the same meaning as defined in Section 76-10-501 .
             1245          (2) During a declared state of emergency or local emergency under this [chapter] part:
             1246          (a) neither the governor nor an agency of a governmental entity or political subdivision
             1247      of the state may impose restrictions, which were not in force before the declared state of
             1248      emergency, on the lawful possession, transfer, sale, transport, storage, display, or use of a
             1249      firearm or ammunition; and
             1250          (b) an individual, while acting or purporting to act on behalf of the state or a political
             1251      subdivision of the state, may not confiscate a privately owned firearm of another individual.
             1252          (3) A law or regulation passed during a declared state of emergency that does not relate
             1253      specifically to the lawful possession or use of a firearm and that has attached criminal penalties
             1254      may not be used to justify the confiscation of a firearm from an individual acting in defense of
             1255      self, property, or others when on:
             1256          (a) the individual's private property; or
             1257          (b) the private property of another as an invitee.
             1258          (4) (a) An individual who has a firearm confiscated in violation of Subsection (2) may
             1259      bring a civil action in a court having the appropriate jurisdiction:
             1260          (i) for damages, in the maximum amount of $10,000, against a person who violates
             1261      Subsection (2);


             1262          (ii) for a civil penalty, in the amount of $5,000 per violation, against a person who
             1263      violates Subsection (2); and
             1264          (iii) for return of the confiscated firearm.
             1265          (b) As used in this Subsection (4), "person" means an individual, the governmental
             1266      entity on whose behalf the individual is acting or purporting to act, or both the individual and
             1267      the governmental entity.
             1268          (5) (a) A law enforcement officer is not subject to disciplinary action for refusing to
             1269      confiscate a firearm under this section if:
             1270          (i) ordered or directed to do so by a superior officer; and
             1271          (ii) by obeying the order or direction, the law enforcement officer would be committing
             1272      a violation of this section.
             1273          (b) For purposes of this Subsection (5), disciplinary action might include:
             1274          (i) dismissal, suspension, or demotion;
             1275          (ii) loss of or decrease in benefits, pay, privileges or conditions of employment; and
             1276          (iii) any type of written or electronic indication, permanent or temporary, on the
             1277      officer's personnel record of the officer's refusal to obey the unlawful order.
             1278          (6) (a) If a law enforcement officer commits a violation of this section, the officer's
             1279      liability in an action brought under Subsection (4)(a) is limited to 5% of the damages and civil
             1280      penalty allowed under Subsection (4)(a) if the officer can show by clear and convincing
             1281      evidence that the officer was obeying a direct and unlawful order from a superior officer or
             1282      authority.
             1283          (b) The court shall assess the balance of the damages and civil penalty, the remaining
             1284      95%, against the superior officer or authority who ordered or directed the confiscation in
             1285      violation of this section.
             1286          Section 30. Section 53-2a-301 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-501 is
             1287      renumbered and amended to read:
             1288     
Part 3. Statewide Mutual Aid Act

             1289           [53-2-501].     53-2a-301. Title.


             1290          This part is known as the "Statewide Mutual Aid Act."
             1291          Section 31. Section 53-2a-302 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-502 is
             1292      renumbered and amended to read:
             1293           [53-2-502].     53-2a-302. Definitions.
             1294          As used in this part:
             1295          [(1) "Committee" means the statewide mutual aid committee established in Section
             1296      53-2-503 .]
             1297          [(2) "Director" means the director of the division, appointed under Section 53-2-103 or
             1298      the director's designee.]
             1299          [(3) "Division" means the Division of Emergency Management, created under Section
             1300      53-2-103 .]
             1301          [(4)] (1) "Emergency responder":
             1302          (a) means a person in the public or private sector:
             1303          (i) who has special skills, qualification, training, knowledge, or experience, whether or
             1304      not possessing a license, certificate, permit, or other official recognition for the skills,
             1305      qualification, training, knowledge, or experience, that would benefit a participating political
             1306      subdivision in responding to a locally declared emergency or in an authorized drill or exercise;
             1307      and
             1308          (ii) whom a participating political subdivision requests or authorizes to assist in
             1309      responding to a locally declared emergency or in an authorized drill or exercise; and
             1310          (b) includes:
             1311          (i) a law enforcement officer;
             1312          (ii) a firefighter;
             1313          (iii) an emergency medical services worker;
             1314          (iv) a physician, nurse, or other public health worker;
             1315          (v) an emergency management official;
             1316          (vi) a public works worker;
             1317          (vii) a building inspector;


             1318          (viii) an architect, engineer, or other design professional; or
             1319          (ix) a person with specialized equipment operations skills or training or with any other
             1320      skills needed to provide aid in a declared emergency.
             1321          [(5)] (2) "Participating political subdivision" means each county, municipality, public
             1322      safety district, and public safety interlocal entity that has not adopted a resolution under Section
             1323      [ 53-2-506 ] 53-2a-306 withdrawing itself from the statewide mutual aid system.
             1324          [(8)] (3) "Public safety district" means a local district under Title 17B, Limited Purpose
             1325      Local Government Entities - Local Districts, or special service district under Title 17D,
             1326      Chapter 1, Special Service District Act, that provides public safety service.
             1327          [(6)] (4) "Public safety interlocal entity" means an interlocal entity under Title 11,
             1328      Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, that provides public safety service.
             1329          [(7)] (5) "Public safety service" means a service provided to the public to protect life
             1330      and property and includes fire protection, police protection, emergency medical service, and
             1331      hazardous material response service.
             1332          [(9)] (6) "Requesting political subdivision" means a participating political subdivision
             1333      that requests emergency assistance under Section [ 53-2-507 ] 53-2a-207 from one or more other
             1334      participating political subdivisions.
             1335          [(10)] (7) "Responding political subdivision" means a participating political
             1336      subdivision that responds to a request under Section [ 53-2-507 ] 53-2a-307 from a requesting
             1337      political subdivision.
             1338          [(11)] (8) "State" means the state of Utah.
             1339          [(12)] (9) "Statewide mutual aid system" or "system" means the aggregate of all
             1340      participating political subdivisions and the state.
             1341          Section 32. Section 53-2a-303 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-503 is
             1342      renumbered and amended to read:
             1343           [53-2-503].     53-2a-303. Statewide mutual aid committee.
             1344          (1) (a) There is established a statewide mutual aid committee consisting of:
             1345          (i) the director, who shall chair the committee;


             1346          (ii) one or more representatives from state agencies that provide public safety service,
             1347      appointed by the director;
             1348          (iii) one or more representatives of counties, appointed by the director after considering
             1349      recommendations from the Utah Association of Counties;
             1350          (iv) one or more representatives of municipalities, appointed by the director after
             1351      considering recommendations from the Utah League of Cities and Towns; and
             1352          (v) one or more representatives of public safety districts and public safety interlocal
             1353      entities, appointed by the director after considering recommendations from the Utah
             1354      Association of Special Districts.
             1355          (b) The term of each member appointed under Subsections (1)(a)(ii) through (v) shall
             1356      be two years.
             1357          (c) A committee member may not receive compensation for service on the committee
             1358      in addition to any compensation received as an employee or official of a state agency or
             1359      participating political subdivision.
             1360          (2) The committee shall meet at least annually to:
             1361          (a) review the progress and status of the statewide mutual aid system;
             1362          (b) assist in developing methods to track and evaluate activation of the system; and
             1363          (c) examine issues facing participating political subdivisions regarding implementation
             1364      of this part.
             1365          (3) The committee shall develop comprehensive guidelines and procedures that address
             1366      the operation of the system, including:
             1367          (a) projected or anticipated costs of responding to emergencies;
             1368          (b) checklists for requesting and providing assistance;
             1369          (c) record keeping for participating political subdivisions;
             1370          (d) reimbursement procedures and other necessary implementation elements and
             1371      necessary forms for requests; and
             1372          (e) other records documenting deployment and return of assets.
             1373          (4) The committee may prepare an annual report on the condition and effectiveness of


             1374      the statewide mutual aid system, make recommendations for correcting any deficiencies, and
             1375      submit the report to an appropriate legislative committee.
             1376          Section 33. Section 53-2a-304 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-504 is
             1377      renumbered and amended to read:
             1378           [53-2-504].     53-2a-304. Withdrawal from the statewide mutual aid system.
             1379          A county, municipality, public safety district, or public safety interlocal entity may
             1380      withdraw from the statewide mutual aid system by:
             1381          (1) enacting a resolution declaring that it elects not to participate in the system; and
             1382          (2) delivering a copy of the resolution to the director.
             1383          Section 34. Section 53-2a-305 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-505 is
             1384      renumbered and amended to read:
             1385           [53-2-505].     53-2a-305. Agreements not affected by this part.
             1386          Nothing in this part may be construed:
             1387          (1) to limit the state, a county, municipality, local district, special service district, or
             1388      interlocal entity from entering into an agreement allowed by law for public safety and related
             1389      purposes; or
             1390          (2) to affect an agreement to which the state, a county, municipality, local district,
             1391      special service district, or interlocal entity is a party.
             1392          Section 35. Section 53-2a-306 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-506 is
             1393      renumbered and amended to read:
             1394           [53-2-506].     53-2a-306. Duties of the Division of Emergency Management and
             1395      participating political subdivisions.
             1396          (1) The division shall:
             1397          (a) receive and maintain an inventory of the state and local services, equipment,
             1398      supplies, personnel, and other resources related to participation in Title 53, Chapter [2] 2a, Part
             1399      [2] 4, Emergency Management Assistance Compact, and [Title 53, Chapter 2, Part 5, Statewide
             1400      Mutual Aid Act] this part; and
             1401          (b) make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative


             1402      Rulemaking Act, to prepare and coordinate a process and plans so that the division may assist
             1403      political subdivisions that are acting as agents of the state in mobilizing or demobilizing
             1404      available assets in response to an intrastate or interstate disaster as provided in Title 53,
             1405      Chapter [2] 2a, Part [2] 4, Emergency Management Assistance Compact.
             1406          (2) Each participating political subdivision in the Statewide Mutual Aid Act shall:
             1407          (a) identify potential hazards that could affect the participating political subdivision;
             1408          (b) conduct joint planning, intelligence sharing, and threat assessment development
             1409      with contiguous participating political subdivisions and conduct joint training with them at
             1410      least biennially;
             1411          (c) identify and inventory the services, equipment, supplies, personnel, and other
             1412      resources related to participating political subdivision's planning, prevention, mitigation,
             1413      response, and recovery activities; and
             1414          (d) adopt and implement the standardized incident management system approved by
             1415      the division.
             1416          Section 36. Section 53-2a-307 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-507 is
             1417      renumbered and amended to read:
             1418           [53-2-507].     53-2a-307. Requests for disaster assistance or assistance with an
             1419      authorized drill or exercise.
             1420          (1) The state or a participating political subdivision may request another participating
             1421      political subdivision to assist:
             1422          (a) in preventing, mitigating, responding to, or recovering from a disaster, if the
             1423      requesting political subdivision declares a local emergency or the state has declared a state of
             1424      emergency; or
             1425          (b) with a drill or exercise that the state or requesting political subdivision has
             1426      authorized.
             1427          (2) Each request under Subsection (1) shall be:
             1428          (a) made by the chief executive officer of the state or participating political
             1429      subdivision[,] or the officer's designee; and


             1430          (b) reported as soon as practical to the director.
             1431          (3) (a) A request under Subsection (1) may be communicated orally or in writing.
             1432          (b) Each request communicated orally shall be reduced to writing and delivered to the
             1433      other participating political subdivision:
             1434          (i) as soon as practical; or
             1435          (ii) within the number of days specified by the director.
             1436          (4) In responding to a request under Subsection (1), a responding political subdivision
             1437      may:
             1438          (a) donate assets of any kind to a requesting political subdivision; and
             1439          (b) withhold its resources to the extent necessary to provide reasonable protection and
             1440      services for its own residents.
             1441          (5) The emergency response personnel, equipment, and other assets of a responding
             1442      political subdivision or the state shall be under the operational control of the incident
             1443      management system of the state or requesting political subdivision, except to the extent that the
             1444      exercise of operational control would result in a violation of a policy, standard, procedure, or
             1445      protocol of the responding political subdivision or of the state.
             1446          Section 37. Section 53-2a-308 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-508 is
             1447      renumbered and amended to read:
             1448           [53-2-508].     53-2a-308. Reimbursement -- Resolving reimbursement disputes.
             1449          (1) (a) Each requesting political subdivision shall reimburse each responding political
             1450      subdivision providing assistance to the requesting political subdivision for any loss or damage
             1451      suffered or expense or cost incurred by a responding political subdivision in the operation of
             1452      equipment or in providing a service in response to a request under Section [ 53-2-507 ]
             1453      53-2a-307 .
             1454          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(a), a responding political subdivision may, in its
             1455      discretion:
             1456          (i) assume some or all of the loss, damage, expense, or cost; or
             1457          (ii) loan equipment or donate services to the requesting political subdivision without


             1458      charge.
             1459          (2) (a) A responding political subdivision may request reimbursement from a
             1460      requesting political subdivision for the costs of providing disaster relief assistance.
             1461          (b) Each request for reimbursement shall comply with the procedures and criteria
             1462      developed by the committee.
             1463          (3) If a dispute concerning reimbursement arises between a requesting political
             1464      subdivision and a responding political subdivision:
             1465          (a) the requesting political subdivision and responding political subdivision shall make
             1466      every effort to resolve the dispute within 30 days after either provides written notice to the
             1467      other of the other's noncompliance with applicable procedures or criteria; and
             1468          (b) if the dispute is not resolved within 90 days after the notice under Subsection (3)(a),
             1469      either party may submit the dispute to the committee, whose decision shall be final.
             1470          Section 38. Section 53-2a-309 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-509 is
             1471      renumbered and amended to read:
             1472           [53-2-509].     53-2a-309. Personnel responding to requests for assistance.
             1473          (1) Each person or entity holding a license, certificate, or other permit evidencing
             1474      qualification in a professional, mechanical, or other skill and responding to a request from a
             1475      requesting political subdivision shall, while providing assistance during a declared emergency
             1476      or during an authorized drill or exercise, be considered to be licensed, certified, or permitted in
             1477      the requesting political subdivision, except as limited by the chief executive officer of the
             1478      requesting political subdivision.
             1479          (2) Each law enforcement officer rendering aid as provided in this part under the
             1480      authority of a state of emergency declared by the governor, whether inside or outside the
             1481      officer's jurisdiction, has all law enforcement powers and the same privileges and immunities
             1482      that the officer has in the officer's own jurisdiction.
             1483          (3) Each employee of a responding political subdivision responding to a request by or
             1484      giving assistance to a requesting political subdivision or the state as provided in this part:
             1485          (a) is entitled to:


             1486          (i) all applicable workers compensation benefits for injury or death occurring as a
             1487      result of the employee's participation in the response or assistance; and
             1488          (ii) any additional state or federal benefits available for line of duty injury or death; and
             1489          (b) is, for purposes of liability, considered to be an employee of the requesting political
             1490      subdivision.
             1491          (4) Each responding political subdivision and its employees are immune from liability
             1492      arising out of their actions in responding to a request from a requesting political subdivision to
             1493      the extent provided in Section 63G-7-201 .
             1494          Section 39. Section 53-2a-310 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-510 is
             1495      renumbered and amended to read:
             1496           [53-2-510].     53-2a-310. Severability.
             1497          A court order declaring any provision of this part unconstitutional or invalid may not be
             1498      construed to affect the validity of any other provision of this part.
             1499          Section 40. Section 53-2a-401 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-201 is
             1500      renumbered and amended to read:
             1501     
Part 4. Emergency Management Assistance Compact

             1502           [53-2-201].     53-2a-401. Title.
             1503          This part is known as the "Emergency Management Assistance Compact."
             1504          Section 41. Section 53-2a-402 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-202 is
             1505      renumbered and amended to read:
             1506           [53-2-202].     53-2a-402. Compact.
             1507          (1) Article I. Purposes and Authorities.
             1508          (1) (a) This compact is made and entered into by and between the participating member
             1509      states which enact this compact, hereinafter called party states. For the purposes of this
             1510      agreement, the term "states" is taken to mean the several states, the Commonwealth of Puerto
             1511      Rico, the District of Columbia, and all U.S. territorial possessions.
             1512          (b) The purpose of this compact is to provide for mutual assistance between the states
             1513      entering into this compact in managing any emergency or disaster that is duly declared by the


             1514      governor of the affected state, whether arising from natural disaster, technological hazard,
             1515      man-made disaster, civil emergency aspects of resources shortages, community disorders,
             1516      insurgency, or enemy attack.
             1517          (c) This compact shall also provide for mutual cooperation in emergency-related
             1518      exercises, testing, or other training activities using equipment and personnel simulating
             1519      performance of any aspect of the giving and receiving of aid by party states or subdivisions of
             1520      party states during emergencies, such actions occurring outside actual declared emergency
             1521      periods. Mutual assistance in this compact may include the use of the states' national guard
             1522      forces, either in accordance with the National Guard Mutual Assistance Compact or by mutual
             1523      agreement between states.
             1524          (2) Article II. General Implementation.
             1525          (2) (a) Each party state entering into this compact recognizes many emergencies
             1526      transcend political jurisdictional boundaries and that intergovernmental coordination is
             1527      essential in managing these and other emergencies under this compact. Each state further
             1528      recognizes that there will be emergencies which require immediate access and present
             1529      procedures to apply outside resources to make a prompt and effective response to such an
             1530      emergency. This is because few, if any, individual states have all the resources they may need
             1531      in all types of emergencies or the capability of delivering resources to areas where emergencies
             1532      exist.
             1533          (b) The prompt, full, and effective utilization of resources of the participating states,
             1534      including any resources on hand or available from the federal government or any other source,
             1535      that are essential to the safety, care, and welfare of the people in the event of any emergency or
             1536      disaster declared by a party state, shall be the underlying principle on which all articles of this
             1537      compact shall be understood.
             1538          (c) On behalf of the governor of each state participating in the compact, the legally
             1539      designated state official who is assigned responsibility for emergency management will be
             1540      responsible for formulation of the appropriate interstate mutual aid plans and procedures
             1541      necessary to implement this compact.


             1542          (3) Article III. Party State Responsibilities.
             1543          (3) (a) It shall be the responsibility of each party state to formulate procedural plans
             1544      and programs for interstate cooperation in the performance of the responsibilities listed in this
             1545      article. In formulating such plans, and in carrying them out, the party states, insofar as
             1546      practical, shall:
             1547          (i) review individual state hazards analyses and, to the extent reasonably possible,
             1548      determine all those potential emergencies the party states might jointly suffer, whether due to
             1549      natural disaster, technological hazard, man-made disaster, emergency aspects of resource
             1550      shortages, civil disorders, insurgency, or enemy attack;
             1551          (ii) review party states' individual emergency plans and develop a plan which will
             1552      determine the mechanism for the interstate management and provision of assistance concerning
             1553      any potential emergency;
             1554          (iii) develop interstate procedures to fill any identified gaps and to resolve any
             1555      identified inconsistencies or overlaps in existing or developed plans;
             1556          (iv) assist in warning communities adjacent to or crossing the state boundaries;
             1557          (v) protect and assure uninterrupted delivery of services, medicines, water, food,
             1558      energy and fuel, search and rescue, and critical lifeline equipment, services, and resources, both
             1559      human and material;
             1560          (vi) inventory and set procedures for the interstate loan and delivery of human and
             1561      material resources, together with procedures for reimbursement or forgiveness; and
             1562          (vii) provide, to the extent authorized by law, for temporary suspension of any statutes.
             1563          (b) The authorized representative of a party state may request assistance of another
             1564      party state by contacting the authorized representative of that state. The provisions of this
             1565      agreement shall only apply to requests for assistance made by and to authorized representatives.
             1566      Requests may be verbal or in writing. If verbal, the request shall be confirmed in writing
             1567      within 30 days of the verbal request. Requests shall provide the following information:
             1568          (i) a description of the emergency service function for which assistance is needed, such
             1569      as, but not limited to, fire services, law enforcement, emergency medical, transportation,


             1570      communications, public works and engineering, building inspection, planning and information
             1571      assistance, mass care, resource support, health and medical services, and search and rescue;
             1572          (ii) the amount and type of personnel, equipment, materials and supplies needed, and a
             1573      reasonable estimate of the length of time they will be needed; and
             1574          (iii) the specific place and time for staging of the assisting party's response and a point
             1575      of contact at that location.
             1576          (c) There shall be frequent consultation between state officials who have assigned
             1577      emergency management responsibilities and other appropriate representatives of the party
             1578      states with affected jurisdictions and the United States government, with free exchange of
             1579      information, plans, and resource records relating to emergency capabilities.
             1580          (4) Article IV. Limitations.
             1581          (4) (a) Any party state requested to render mutual aid or conduct exercises and training
             1582      for mutual aid shall take such action as is necessary to provide and make available the
             1583      resources covered by this compact in accordance with the terms hereof; provided that it is
             1584      understood that the state rendering aid may withhold resources to the extent necessary to
             1585      provide reasonable protection for such state.
             1586          (b) Each party state shall afford to the emergency forces of any party state, while
             1587      operating within its state limits under the terms and conditions of this compact, the same
             1588      powers, except that of arrest unless specifically authorized by the receiving state, duties, rights,
             1589      and privileges as are afforded forces of the state in which they are performing emergency
             1590      services. Emergency forces will continue under the command and control of their regular
             1591      leaders, but the organizational units will come under the operational control of the emergency
             1592      services authorities of the state receiving assistance. These conditions may be activated, as
             1593      needed, only subsequent to a declaration of a state of emergency or disaster by the governor of
             1594      the party state that is to receive assistance or commencement of exercises or training for mutual
             1595      aid and shall continue so long as the exercises or training for mutual aid are in progress, the
             1596      state of emergency or disaster remains in effect, or loaned resources remain in the receiving
             1597      state, whichever is longer.


             1598          (5) Article V. Licenses and Permits.
             1599          Whenever any person holds a license, certificate, or other permit issued by any state
             1600      party to the compact evidencing the meeting of qualifications for professional, mechanical, or
             1601      other skills, and when such assistance is requested by the receiving party state, such person
             1602      shall be deemed licensed, certified, or permitted by the state requesting assistance to render aid
             1603      involving such skill to meet a declared emergency or disaster, subject to such limitations and
             1604      conditions as the governor of the requesting state may prescribe by executive order or
             1605      otherwise.
             1606          (6) Article VI. Liability.
             1607          Officers or employees of a party state rendering aid in another state pursuant to this
             1608      compact shall be considered agents of the requesting state for tort liability and immunity
             1609      purposes; and no party state or its officers or employees rendering aid in another state pursuant
             1610      to this compact shall be liable on account of any act or omission in good faith on the part of
             1611      such forces while so engaged or on account of the maintenance or use of any equipment or
             1612      supplies in connection therewith. Good faith in this article shall not include willful
             1613      misconduct, gross negligence, or recklessness.
             1614          (7) Article VII. Supplementary Agreements.
             1615          Inasmuch as it is probable that the pattern and detail of the machinery for mutual aid
             1616      among two or more states may differ from that among the states that are party hereto, this
             1617      instrument contains elements of a broad base common to all states, and nothing herein
             1618      contained shall preclude any state from entering into supplementary agreements with another
             1619      state or affect any other agreements already in force between states. Supplementary agreements
             1620      may comprehend, but shall not be limited to, provisions for evacuation and reception of injured
             1621      and other persons and the exchange of medical, fire, police, public utility, reconnaissance,
             1622      welfare, transportation and communications personnel, and equipment and supplies.
             1623          (8) Article VIII. Compensation.
             1624          Each party state shall provide for the payment of compensation and death benefits to
             1625      injured members of the emergency forces of that state and representatives of deceased members


             1626      of such forces in case such members sustain injuries or are killed while rendering aid pursuant
             1627      to this compact, in the same manner and on the same terms as if the injury or death were
             1628      sustained within their own state.
             1629          (9) Article IX. Reimbursement.
             1630          Any party state rendering aid in another state pursuant to this compact shall be
             1631      reimbursed by the party state receiving such aid for any loss or damage to or expense incurred
             1632      in the operation of any equipment and the provision of any service in answering a request for
             1633      aid and for the costs incurred in connection with such requests; provided, that any aiding party
             1634      state may assume in whole or in part such loss, damage, expense, or other cost, or may loan
             1635      such equipment or donate such services to the receiving party state without charge or cost; and
             1636      provided further, that any two or more party states may enter into supplementary agreements
             1637      establishing a different allocation of costs among those states. Article VIII expenses shall not
             1638      be reimbursable under this provision.
             1639          (10) Article X. Evacuation.
             1640          (10) (a) Plans for the orderly evacuation and interstate reception of portions of the
             1641      civilian population as the result of any emergency or disaster of sufficient proportions to so
             1642      warrant shall be worked out and maintained between the party states and the emergency
             1643      management or services directors of the various jurisdictions where any type of incident
             1644      requiring evacuations might occur.
             1645          (b) Such plans shall be put into effect by request of the state from which evacuees
             1646      come and shall include the manner of transporting such evacuees, the number of evacuees to be
             1647      received in different areas, the manner in which food, clothing, housing, and medical care will
             1648      be provided, the registration of the evacuees, the providing of facilities for the notification of
             1649      relatives or friends, and the forwarding of such evacuees to other areas or the bringing in of
             1650      additional materials, supplies, and all other relevant factors.
             1651          (c) Such plans shall provide that the party state receiving evacuees and the party state
             1652      from which the evacuees come shall mutually agree as to reimbursement of out-of-pocket
             1653      expenses incurred in receiving and caring for such evacuees, for expenditures for


             1654      transportation, food, clothing, medicines and medical care, and like items. Such expenditures
             1655      shall be reimbursed as agreed by the party state from which the evacuees come. After the
             1656      termination of the emergency or disaster, the party state from which the evacuees come shall
             1657      assume the responsibility for the ultimate support of repatriation of such evacuees.
             1658          (11) Article XI. Implementation.
             1659          (11) (a) This compact shall become operative immediately upon its enactment into law
             1660      by any two states; thereafter, this compact shall become effective as to any other state upon its
             1661      enactment by such state.
             1662          (b) Any party state may withdraw from this compact by enacting a statute repealing the
             1663      same, but no such withdrawal shall take effect until 30 days after the governor of the
             1664      withdrawing state has given notice in writing of such withdrawal to the governors of all other
             1665      party states. Such action shall not relieve the withdrawing state from obligations assumed
             1666      hereunder prior to the effective date of withdrawal.
             1667          (c) Duly authenticated copies of this compact and of such supplementary agreements as
             1668      may be entered into shall, at the time of their approval, be deposited with each of the party
             1669      states and with the federal emergency management agency and other appropriate agencies of
             1670      the United States government.
             1671          (12) Article XII. Validity.
             1672          This [act] part shall be construed to effectuate the purposes stated in Article I hereof. If
             1673      any provision of this compact is declared unconstitutional, or the applicability thereof to any
             1674      person or circumstances is held invalid, the constitutionality of the remainder of this [act] part
             1675      and the applicability thereof to other persons and circumstances shall not be affected thereby.
             1676          (13) Article XIII. Additional Provisions.
             1677          Nothing in this compact shall authorize or permit the use of military force by the
             1678      National Guard of a state at any place outside that state in any emergency for which the
             1679      President is authorized by law to call into federal service the militia, or for any purpose for
             1680      which the use of the Army or the Air Force would in the absence of express statutory
             1681      authorization be prohibited under Section 1385 of Title 18, United States Code.


             1682          Section 42. Section 53-2a-403 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-301 is
             1683      renumbered and amended to read:
             1684           [53-2-301].     53-2a-403. Authority of governor to join compact.
             1685          The governor of Utah is authorized and directed to execute a compact on behalf of this
             1686      state with any other state or states joining the Emergency Management Assistance Compact as
             1687      provided in Section [ 53-2-202 ] 53-2a-402 .
             1688          Section 43. Section 53-2a-501 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-5-101 is
             1689      renumbered and amended to read:
             1690     
Part 5. Interstate Emergency Responder Mutual Aid Agreement

             1691           [63K-5-101].     53-2a-501. Title.
             1692          This [chapter] part is known as "Interstate Emergency Responder Mutual Aid
             1693      Agreement."
             1694          Section 44. Section 53-2a-502 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-5-102 is
             1695      renumbered and amended to read:
             1696           [63K-5-102].     53-2a-502. Definitions.
             1697          As used in this [chapter] part:
             1698          (1) "Claim" has the same definition as in the following sections, as applicable:
             1699          (a) Section 6-902, Idaho Code; or
             1700          (b) Section 63G-7-102 , Utah Code Annotated.
             1701          (2) "Emergency":
             1702          (a) means a situation where it reasonably appears that the life or safety of a person is at
             1703      peril or real or personal property is at risk of destruction or loss;
             1704          (b) includes disasters, fires, persons who are lost or missing, boats that are sinking or
             1705      are in danger of sinking, medical situations where care is needed, and transportation of persons
             1706      by ambulance; and
             1707          (c) is not limited in duration to a discrete period of time.
             1708          (3) (a) "Emergency responder" means a person whose duties include providing services
             1709      to protect property or the life or safety of any person and who is:


             1710          (i) employed by a governmental entity of another state;
             1711          (ii) temporarily employed by a governmental entity; or
             1712          (iii) a volunteer who is serving at the request of a governmental entity.
             1713          (b) "Emergency responder" includes:
             1714          (i) law enforcement officers, fire fighters, search and rescue personnel, emergency
             1715      medical technicians, ambulance personnel, Department of Natural Resources employees, park
             1716      rangers, public utilities workers, and volunteers participating in search and rescue and other
             1717      emergency management operations; and
             1718          (ii) persons and parties identified in the interstate mutual aid agreement.
             1719          (4) "Interstate mutual aid agreement" means an agreement that establishes procedures
             1720      for claims against an out-of-state emergency responder, and that:
             1721          (a) is established reciprocally between the Utah Highway Patrol and the Idaho State
             1722      Police;
             1723          (b) is on file with the Utah Highway Patrol; and
             1724          (c) has a duration of one year from the time the agreement is entered into by Utah and
             1725      Idaho.
             1726          Section 45. Section 53-2a-503 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-5-201 is
             1727      renumbered and amended to read:
             1728           [63K-5-201].     53-2a-503. Notice of claim requirements.
             1729          (1) Any claim against an emergency responder or the responder's employer shall be
             1730      treated for the purpose of a notice of claim as a claim against the state.
             1731          (2) The person making the claim shall comply with:
             1732          (a) Title 63G, Chapter 7, Governmental Immunity Act of Utah; and
             1733          (b) any notice of claim requirements of the state where the emergency responder
             1734      resides or is employed as an emergency responder.
             1735          (3) The person filing the claim shall provide a copy of the notice of claim with the
             1736      Idaho secretary of state if the claim is filed in Utah, or with the Utah attorney general if the
             1737      claim is filed in Idaho.


             1738          Section 46. Section 53-2a-504 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-5-301 is
             1739      renumbered and amended to read:
             1740           [63K-5-301].     53-2a-504. Emergency responder entering Utah to respond
             1741      to an emergency.
             1742          An emergency responder who enters into Utah in response to a request for assistance by
             1743      an official or emergency responder of Utah or pursuant to an agreement providing for interstate
             1744      mutual aid is considered to be responding to an emergency.
             1745          Section 47. Section 53-2a-505 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-5-302 is
             1746      renumbered and amended to read:
             1747           [63K-5-302].     53-2a-505. Privileges and immunities of law enforcement
             1748      officers.
             1749          Any law enforcement officer of another state and the officer's employer are specifically
             1750      entitled to the application of this [chapter] part if the law enforcement officer is empowered to
             1751      act under Section 19-701, Idaho Code, or an interstate mutual aid agreement.
             1752          Section 48. Section 53-2a-506 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-5-303 is
             1753      renumbered and amended to read:
             1754           [63K-5-303].     53-2a-506. Privileges and immunities of emergency
             1755      responders.
             1756          (1) Any emergency responder from another state who enters into this state while
             1757      responding to an emergency has the same authority to act, including providing care, as does any
             1758      emergency responder of this state.
             1759          (2) All privileges and immunities from liability, exemption from law, ordinances, and
             1760      rules, and any other benefits, which apply to an emergency responder while performing duties
             1761      in the responder's state of residence or state of employment as a responder, apply when the
             1762      emergency responder is acting as an emergency responder in Utah.
             1763          Section 49. Section 53-2a-507 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-5-401 is
             1764      renumbered and amended to read:
             1765           [63K-5-401].     53-2a-507. Legislative findings -- Comity with Idaho.


             1766          (1) The Legislature finds, with regard to emergency responders, that:
             1767          (a) Title 6, Chapter 9, of the Idaho Code, regarding the governmental immunity laws of
             1768      Idaho, is consistent with the public policy of Utah; and
             1769          (b) based on the legislative finding under Subsection (1)(a), the governmental
             1770      immunity laws of Idaho apply to any claim, including any lawsuit, brought against an
             1771      emergency responder, who resides in or is employed as an emergency responder in Idaho, and
             1772      the emergency responder's employer, based on the emergency responder's actions in Utah when
             1773      acting as an emergency responder.
             1774          (2) The Legislature finds:
             1775          (a) the damage caps in the governmental immunity laws of Idaho, although not
             1776      identical to the damage caps under Section 63G-7-604 , Utah Code Annotated, are consistent
             1777      with the public policy of Utah; and
             1778          (b) the damage caps of Idaho apply to any claim, including any lawsuit, brought against
             1779      an emergency responder, who resides in or is employed as an emergency responder in Idaho,
             1780      and the emergency responder's employer, based on the emergency responder's actions in Utah
             1781      when acting as an emergency responder.
             1782          Section 50. Section 53-2a-508 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-5-402 is
             1783      renumbered and amended to read:
             1784           [63K-5-402].     53-2a-508. Chapter takes effect when Idaho provisions
             1785      enacted.
             1786          (1) This chapter takes effect when statutory provisions are enacted by Idaho that are
             1787      reciprocal to the provisions of this [chapter] part.
             1788          (2) This [chapter] part remains in effect as long as the statutory provisions enacted by
             1789      Idaho under Subsection (1) are in effect.
             1790          Section 51. Section 53-2a-601 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-401 is
             1791      renumbered and amended to read:
             1792     
Part 6. Disaster Recovery Funding Act

             1793           [53-2-401].     53-2a-601. Title.


             1794          This part is known as the "Disaster Recovery Funding Act."
             1795          Section 52. Section 53-2a-602 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-402 is
             1796      renumbered and amended to read:
             1797           [53-2-402].     53-2a-602. Definitions.
             1798          (1) Unless otherwise defined in this section, the terms defined in Part 1, [Homeland
             1799      Security] Emergency Management Act, shall have the same meaning for this part.
             1800          (2) As used in this part:
             1801          (a) "Declared disaster" means one or more events:
             1802          (i) within the state;
             1803          (ii) that occur within a limited period of time;
             1804          (iii) that involve:
             1805          (A) a significant number of persons being at risk of bodily harm, sickness, or death; or
             1806          (B) a significant portion of real property at risk of loss;
             1807          (iv) that are sudden in nature and generally occur less frequently than every three years;
             1808      and
             1809          (v) that results in:
             1810          (A) the president of the United States declaring an emergency or major disaster in the
             1811      state;
             1812          (B) the governor declaring a state of emergency under Title [63K] 53, Chapter [4] 2a,
             1813      Part 2, Disaster Response and Recovery Act; or
             1814          (C) the chief executive officer of a local government declaring a local emergency under
             1815      Title [63K] 53, Chapter [4] 2a, Part 2, Disaster Response and Recovery Act.
             1816          (b) "Disaster recovery fund" means the State Disaster Recovery Restricted Account
             1817      created in Section [ 53-2-403 ] 53-2a-603 .
             1818          (c) "Emergency preparedness" means the following done for the purpose of being
             1819      prepared for an emergency as defined by the division by rule made in accordance with Title
             1820      63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act:
             1821          (i) the purchase of equipment;


             1822          (ii) the training of personnel; or
             1823          (iii) the obtaining of a certification.
             1824          (d) (i) "Emergency disaster services" means the following that are of a temporary basis:
             1825          (A) evacuation;
             1826          (B) shelter;
             1827          (C) medical triage;
             1828          (D) emergency transportation;
             1829          (E) repair of infrastructure;
             1830          (F) safety services, including fencing or roadblocks;
             1831          (G) sandbagging;
             1832          (H) emergency debris removal;
             1833          (I) temporary bridges;
             1834          (J) procurement and distribution of food, water, or ice;
             1835          (K) procurement and deployment of generators;
             1836          (L) rescue or recovery; or
             1837          (M) services similar to those described in Subsections (2)(d)(i)(A) through (L), as
             1838      defined by the division by rule, that are generally required within the first 96 hours of a
             1839      declared disaster.
             1840          (ii) "Emergency disaster services" does not include:
             1841          (A) emergency preparedness; or
             1842          (B) notwithstanding whether or not a county participates in the Wildland Fire
             1843      Suppression Fund created in Section 65A-8-204 , any fire suppression or presuppression costs
             1844      that may be paid for from the Wildland Fire Suppression Fund if the county participates in the
             1845      Wildland Fire Suppression Fund.
             1846          (e) "Governing body" means:
             1847          (i) for a county, city, or town, the legislative body of the county, city, or town;
             1848          (ii) for a local district, the board of trustees of the local district; and
             1849          (iii) for a special service district:


             1850          (A) the legislative body of the county, city, or town that established the special service
             1851      district, if no administrative control board has been appointed under Section 17D-1-301 ; or
             1852          (B) the administrative control board of the special service district, if an administrative
             1853      control board has been appointed under Section 17D-1-301 .
             1854          (f) "Local district" has the same meaning as defined in Section 17B-1-102 .
             1855          (g) "Local fund" means a local government disaster fund created in accordance with
             1856      Section [ 53-2-405 ] 53-2a-605 .
             1857          (h) "Local government" means:
             1858          (i) a county;
             1859          (ii) a city or town; or
             1860          (iii) a local district or special service district that:
             1861          (A) operates a water system;
             1862          (B) provides transportation service;
             1863          (C) provides, operates, and maintains correctional and rehabilitative facilities and
             1864      programs for municipal, state, and other detainees and prisoners;
             1865          (D) provides consolidated 911 and emergency dispatch service;
             1866          (E) operates an airport; or
             1867          (F) operates a sewage system.
             1868          (i) "Special fund" means a fund other than a general fund of a local government that is
             1869      created for a special purpose established under the uniform system of budgeting, accounting,
             1870      and reporting.
             1871          (j) "Special service district" has the same meaning as defined in Section 17D-1-102 .
             1872          Section 53. Section 53-2a-603 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-403 is
             1873      renumbered and amended to read:
             1874           [53-2-403].     53-2a-603. State Disaster Recovery Restricted Account.
             1875          (1) (a) There is created a restricted account in the General Fund known as the "State
             1876      Disaster Recovery Restricted Account."
             1877          (b) The disaster recovery fund shall consist of:


             1878          (i) money deposited into the disaster recovery fund in accordance with Section
             1879      63J-1-314 ;
             1880          (ii) money appropriated to the disaster recovery fund by the Legislature; and
             1881          (iii) any other public or private money received by the division that is:
             1882          (A) given to the division for purposes consistent with this section; and
             1883          (B) deposited into the disaster recovery fund at the request of:
             1884          (I) the division; or
             1885          (II) the person giving the money.
             1886          (c) The Division of Finance shall deposit interest or other earnings derived from
             1887      investment of fund money into the General Fund.
             1888          (d) Subject to being appropriated by the Legislature, money in the disaster recovery
             1889      fund may only be expended or committed to be expended as follows:
             1890          (i) (A) subject to Section [ 53-2-406 ] 53-2a-606 , in any fiscal year the division may
             1891      expend or commit to expend an amount that does not exceed $250,000, in accordance with
             1892      Section [ 53-2-404 ] 53-2a-604 , to fund costs to the state of emergency disaster services in
             1893      response to a declared disaster;
             1894          (B) subject to Section [ 53-2-406 ] 53-2a-606 , in any fiscal year the division may expend
             1895      or commit to expend an amount that exceeds $250,000, but does not exceed $1,000,000, in
             1896      accordance with Section [ 53-2-404 ] 53-2a-604 , to fund costs to the state of emergency disaster
             1897      services in response to a declared disaster if the division:
             1898          (I) before making the expenditure or commitment to expend, obtains approval for the
             1899      expenditure or commitment to expend from the governor;
             1900          (II) subject to Subsection (4), provides written notice of the expenditure or
             1901      commitment to expend to the speaker of the House of Representatives, the president of the
             1902      Senate, the Division of Finance, and the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst no later than
             1903      72 hours after making the expenditure or commitment to expend; and
             1904          (III) makes the report required by Subsection [ 53-2-406 ] 53-2a-606 (2); and
             1905          (C) subject to Section [ 53-2-406 ] 53-2a-606 , in any fiscal year the division may expend


             1906      or commit to expend an amount that exceeds $1,000,000, but does not exceed $3,000,000, in
             1907      accordance with Section [ 53-2-404 ] 53-2a-604 , to fund costs to the state of emergency disaster
             1908      services in response to a declared disaster if, before making the expenditure or commitment to
             1909      expend, the division:
             1910          (I) obtains approval for the expenditure or commitment to expend from the governor;
             1911      and
             1912          (II) submits the expenditure or commitment to expend to the Executive Appropriations
             1913      Committee in accordance with Subsection [ 53-2-406 ] 53-2a-606 (3); and
             1914          (ii) subject to being appropriated by the Legislature, money not described in Subsection
             1915      (1)(d)(i) may be expended or committed to be expended to fund costs to the state directly
             1916      related to a declared disaster that are not costs related to:
             1917          (A) emergency disaster services;
             1918          (B) emergency preparedness; or
             1919          (C) notwithstanding whether [or not] a county participates in the Wildland Fire
             1920      Suppression Fund created in Section 65A-8-204 , any fire suppression or presuppression costs
             1921      that may be paid for from the Wildland Fire Suppression Fund if the county participates in the
             1922      Wildland Fire Suppression Fund.
             1923          (2) The state treasurer shall invest money in the disaster recovery fund according to
             1924      Title 51, Chapter 7, State Money Management Act.
             1925          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (1), the money in the disaster recovery fund
             1926      may not be diverted, appropriated, expended, or committed to be expended for a purpose that is
             1927      not listed in this section.
             1928          (b) Notwithstanding Section 63J-1-410 , the Legislature may not appropriate money
             1929      from the disaster recovery fund to eliminate or otherwise reduce an operating deficit if the
             1930      money appropriated from the disaster recovery fund is expended or committed to be expended
             1931      for a purpose other than one listed in this section.
             1932          (c) The Legislature may not amend the purposes for which money in the disaster
             1933      recovery fund may be expended or committed to be expended except by the affirmative vote of


             1934      two-thirds of all the members elected to each house.
             1935          (4) The division:
             1936          (a) shall provide the notice required by Subsection (1)(d)(i)(B) using the best available
             1937      method under the circumstances as determined by the division; and
             1938          (b) may provide the notice required by Subsection (1)(d)(i)(B) in electronic format.
             1939          Section 54. Section 53-2a-604 (Superseded 05/01/13) , which is renumbered from
             1940      Section 53-2-404 (Superseded 05/01/13) is renumbered and amended to read:
             1941           [53-2-404 (Superseded 05/01/13)].     53-2a-604 (Superseded 05/01/13). State
             1942      costs for emergency disaster services.
             1943          (1) Subject to this section and Section [ 53-2-403 ] 53-2a-603 , the division shall expend
             1944      or commit to expend money described in Subsection [ 53-2-403 ] 53-2a-603 (1)(d)(i) to fund
             1945      costs to the state of emergency disaster services.
             1946          (2) Money paid by the division under this section to government entities and private
             1947      persons providing emergency disaster services are subject to Title 63G, Chapter 6, Utah
             1948      Procurement Code.
             1949          Section 55. Section 53-2a-604 (Effective 05/01/13) , which is renumbered from Section
             1950      53-2-404 (Effective 05/01/13) is renumbered and amended to read:
             1951           [53-2-404 (Effective 05/01/13)].     53-2a-604 (Effective 05/01/13). State costs for
             1952      emergency disaster services.
             1953          (1) Subject to this section and Section [ 53-2-403 ] 53-2a-603 , the division shall expend
             1954      or commit to expend money described in Subsection [ 53-2-403 ] 53-2a-603 (1)(d)(i) to fund
             1955      costs to the state of emergency disaster services.
             1956          (2) Money paid by the division under this section to government entities and private
             1957      persons providing emergency disaster services are subject to Title 63G, Chapter 6a, Utah
             1958      Procurement Code.
             1959          Section 56. Section 53-2a-605 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-405 is
             1960      renumbered and amended to read:
             1961           [53-2-405].     53-2a-605. Local government disaster funds.


             1962          (1) (a) Subject to this section and notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in
             1963      Title 10, Utah Municipal Code, or Title 17, Counties, Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local
             1964      Government Entities - Local Districts, or Title 17D, Chapter 1, Special Service District Act, the
             1965      governing body of a local government may create and maintain by ordinance a special fund
             1966      known as a local government disaster fund.
             1967          (b) The local fund shall consist of:
             1968          (i) subject to the limitations of this section, money transferred to it in accordance with
             1969      Subsection (2);
             1970          (ii) any other public or private money received by the local government that is:
             1971          (A) given to the local government for purposes consistent with this section; and
             1972          (B) deposited into the local fund at the request of:
             1973          (I) the governing body of the local government; or
             1974          (II) the person giving the money; and
             1975          (iii) interest or income realized from the local fund.
             1976          (c) Interest or income realized from the local fund shall be deposited into the local
             1977      fund.
             1978          (d) Money in a local fund may be:
             1979          (i) deposited or invested as provided in Section 51-7-11 ; or
             1980          (ii) transferred by the local government treasurer to the state treasurer under Section
             1981      51-7-5 for the state treasurer's management and control under Title 51, Chapter 7, State Money
             1982      Management Act.
             1983          (e) (i) The money in a local fund may accumulate from year to year until the local
             1984      government governing body determines to spend any money in the local fund for one or more
             1985      of the purposes specified in Subsection (3).
             1986          (ii) Money in a local fund at the end of a fiscal year:
             1987          (A) shall remain in the local fund for future use; and
             1988          (B) may not be transferred to any other fund or used for any other purpose.
             1989          (2) The amounts transferred to a local fund may not exceed 10% of the total estimated


             1990      revenues of the local government for the current fiscal period that are not restricted or
             1991      otherwise obligated.
             1992          (3) Money in the fund may only be used to fund the services and activities of the local
             1993      government creating the local fund in response to:
             1994          (a) a declared disaster within the boundaries of the local government;
             1995          (b) the aftermath of the disaster that gave rise to a declared disaster within the
             1996      boundaries of the local government; and
             1997          (c) subject to Subsection (5), emergency preparedness.
             1998          (4) (a) A local fund is subject to this part and:
             1999          (i) in the case of a town, Title 10, Chapter 5, Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for Utah
             2000      Towns, except that:
             2001          (A) in addition to the funds listed in Section 10-5-106 , the mayor shall prepare a
             2002      budget for the local fund;
             2003          (B) Section 10-5-119 addressing termination of special funds does not apply to a local
             2004      fund; and
             2005          (C) the council of the town may not authorize an interfund loan under Section
             2006      10-5-120 from the local fund;
             2007          (ii) in the case of a city, Title 10, Chapter 6, Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for Utah
             2008      Cities, except that:
             2009          (A) in addition to the funds listed in Section 10-6-109 , the mayor shall prepare a
             2010      budget for the local fund;
             2011          (B) Section 10-6-131 addressing termination of special funds does not apply to a local
             2012      fund; and
             2013          (C) the governing body of the city may not authorize an interfund loan under Section
             2014      10-6-132 from the local fund; and
             2015          (iii) in the case of a county, Title 17, Chapter 36, Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for
             2016      Counties, except that:
             2017          (A) Section 17-36-29 addressing termination of special funds does not apply to a local


             2018      fund; and
             2019          (B) the governing body of the county may not authorize an interfund loan under
             2020      Section 17-36-30 from the local fund; and
             2021          (iv) in the case of a local district or special service district, Title 17B, Chapter 1, Part 6,
             2022      Fiscal Procedures for Local Districts, except that:
             2023          (A) Section 17B-1-625 , addressing termination of a special fund, does not apply to a
             2024      local fund; and
             2025          (B) the governing body of the local district or special service district may not authorize
             2026      an interfund loan under Section 17B-1-626 from the local fund.
             2027          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (4)(a), transfers of money to a local fund or the
             2028      accumulation of money in a local fund do not affect any limits on fund balances, net assets, or
             2029      the accumulation of retained earnings in any of the following of a local government:
             2030          (i) a general fund;
             2031          (ii) an enterprise fund;
             2032          (iii) an internal service fund; or
             2033          (iv) any other fund.
             2034          (5) (a) A local government may not expend during a fiscal year more than 10% of the
             2035      money budgeted to be deposited into a local fund during that fiscal year for emergency
             2036      preparedness.
             2037          (b) The amount described in Subsection (5)(a) shall be determined before the adoption
             2038      of the tentative budget.
             2039          Section 57. Section 53-2a-606 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-406 is
             2040      renumbered and amended to read:
             2041           [53-2-406].     53-2a-606. Reporting.
             2042          (1) By no later than December 31 of each year, the division shall provide a written
             2043      report to the governor and the Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations
             2044      Subcommittee of:
             2045          (a) the division's activities under this part;


             2046          (b) money expended or committed to be expended in accordance with this part;
             2047          (c) the balances in the disaster recovery fund; and
             2048          (d) any unexpended balance of appropriations from the disaster recovery fund.
             2049          (2) (a) The governor and the Department of Public Safety shall report to the Legislative
             2050      Management Committee an expenditure or commitment to expend made in accordance with
             2051      Subsection [ 53-2-403 ] 53-2a-603 (1)(d)(i)(B).
             2052          (b) The governor and the Department of Public Safety shall make the report required
             2053      by this Subsection (2) on or before the sooner of:
             2054          (i) the day on which the governor calls the Legislature into session [in accordance with
             2055      Section 63K-1-302 ]; or
             2056          (ii) 15 days after the division makes the expenditure or commitment to expend
             2057      described in Subsection [ 53-2-403 ] 53-2a-603 (1)(d)(i)(B).
             2058          (3) (a) Subject to Subsection (3)(b), before the division makes an expenditure or
             2059      commitment to expend described in Subsection [ 53-2-403 ] 53-2a-603 (1)(d)(i)(C), the governor
             2060      and the Department of Public Safety shall submit the expenditure or commitment to expend to
             2061      the Executive Appropriations Committee for its review and recommendations.
             2062          (b) The Executive Appropriations Committee shall review the expenditure or
             2063      commitment to expend and may:
             2064          (i) recommend that the division make the expenditure or commitment to expend;
             2065          (ii) recommend that the division not make the expenditure or commitment to expend;
             2066      or
             2067          (iii) recommend to the governor that the governor call a special session of the
             2068      Legislature to review and approve or reject the expenditure or commitment to expend.
             2069          Section 58. Section 53-2a-701 is enacted to read:
             2070     
Part 7. Hazardous Materials Emergency Act

             2071          53-2a-701. Title.
             2072          This part is known as the "Hazardous Materials Emergency Act."
             2073          Section 59. Section 53-2a-702 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-3-301 is


             2074      renumbered and amended to read:
             2075           [63K-3-301].     53-2a-702. Hazardous Chemical Emergency Response
             2076      Commission -- Allocation of responsibilities -- Local planning committees -- Specified
             2077      federal law considered law of state -- Application to federal agencies and facilities.
             2078          (1) (a) The commissioner [of the Department of Public Safety] and the executive
             2079      director of the Department of Environmental Quality, or their respective designees, are
             2080      designated as the state's Hazardous Chemical Emergency Response Commission for purposes
             2081      of carrying out all requirements of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right To
             2082      Know Act of 1986.
             2083          (b) A member may not receive compensation or benefits for the member's service, but
             2084      may receive per diem and travel expenses in accordance with:
             2085          (i) Section 63A-3-106 ;
             2086          (ii) Section 63A-3-107 ; and
             2087          (iii) rules made by the Division of Finance pursuant to Sections 63A-3-106 and
             2088      63A-3-107 .
             2089          (2) The Department of Public Safety has primary responsibility for all emergency
             2090      planning activities under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right To Know Act
             2091      of 1986, and shall prepare policy and procedure and make rules necessary for implementation
             2092      of that act in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             2093          (3) The Department of Environmental Quality has primary responsibility for receiving,
             2094      processing, and managing hazardous chemical information and notifications under the federal
             2095      Emergency Planning and Community Right To Know Act of 1986, including preparation of
             2096      policy and procedure, and promulgation of rules necessary for implementation of that act.
             2097      Funding for this program must be from the appropriation acts.
             2098          (4) The Department of Public Safety and the Department of Environmental Quality
             2099      shall enter into an interagency agreement providing for exchange of information and
             2100      coordination of their respective duties and responsibilities under this section.
             2101          (5) (a) The Hazardous Chemical Emergency Response Commission shall appoint a


             2102      local planning committee for each local planning district that it establishes, as required by the
             2103      federal Emergency Planning and Community Right To Know Act of 1986, and to the extent
             2104      possible, shall use an existing local governmental organization as the local planning committee.
             2105          (b) (i) Local government members who do not receive salary, per diem, or expenses
             2106      from the entity that they represent for their service may receive per diem and expenses incurred
             2107      in the performance of their official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
             2108      under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             2109          (ii) Local government members may decline to receive per diem and expenses for their
             2110      service.
             2111          (6) Requirements of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right To Know
             2112      Act of 1986 pertaining to notification and submission of information are the law of this state,
             2113      and apply equally to federal agencies, departments, installations, and facilities located in this
             2114      state, as well as to other facilities that are subject to that act.
             2115          Section 60. Section 53-2a-703 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-105 is
             2116      renumbered and amended to read:
             2117           [53-2-105].     53-2a-703. Hazardous materials emergency -- Recovery of expenses.
             2118          (1) (a) The [director] Hazardous Chemical Emergency Response Commission may
             2119      recover from those persons whose negligent actions caused the hazardous materials emergency,
             2120      expenses incurred by state agencies directly associated with a response to a hazardous materials
             2121      emergency taken under authority of this part, Title [63K] 53, Chapter [3] 2a, Part 1, Emergency
             2122      Management Act, or Title [63K] 53, Chapter [4] 2a, Part 2, Disaster Response and Recovery
             2123      Act.
             2124          (b) The payment of expenses under this Subsection (1) does not constitute an
             2125      admission of liability or negligence in any legal action for damages.
             2126          (c) The [director] Hazardous Chemical Emergency Response Commission may obtain
             2127      assistance from the attorney general or a county attorney of the affected jurisdiction to assist
             2128      [the director] in recovering expenses and legal fees.
             2129          (d) Any recovered costs shall be deposited in the General Fund as dedicated credits to


             2130      be used by the division to reimburse state and local government agencies for the costs they
             2131      have incurred.
             2132          (2) (a) If the cost directly associated with emergency response exceeds all available
             2133      funds of the division within a given fiscal year, the division, with approval from the governor,
             2134      may incur a deficit in its line item budget.
             2135          (b) The Legislature shall provide a supplemental appropriation in the following year to
             2136      cover the deficit.
             2137          (c) The division shall deposit all costs associated with any emergency response that are
             2138      collected in subsequent fiscal years into the General Fund.
             2139          (3) Any political subdivision may enact local ordinances pursuant to existing statutory
             2140      or constitutional authority to provide for the recovery of expenses incurred by the political
             2141      subdivision.
             2142          Section 61. Section 53-2a-801 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-1-101 is
             2143      renumbered and amended to read:
             2144     
Part 8. Emergency Interim Succession Act

             2145           [63K-1-101].     53-2a-801. Title.
             2146          [(1) This title is known as "Emergency Management."]
             2147          [(2)] This [chapter] part is known as the "Emergency Interim Succession Act."
             2148          Section 62. Section 53-2a-802 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-1-102 is
             2149      renumbered and amended to read:
             2150           [63K-1-102].     53-2a-802. Definitions.
             2151          (1) (a) "Absent" means:
             2152          (i) not physically present or not able to be communicated with for 48 hours; or
             2153          (ii) for local government officers, as defined by local ordinances.
             2154          (b) "Absent" does not include a person who can be communicated with via telephone,
             2155      radio, or telecommunications.
             2156          [(2) "Attack" means a nuclear, conventional, biological, or chemical warfare action
             2157      against the United States of America or this state.]


             2158          [(3)] (2) "Department" means the Department of Administrative Services, the
             2159      Department of Agriculture and Food, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, the
             2160      Department of Commerce, the Department of Heritage and Arts, the Department of
             2161      Corrections, the Department of Environmental Quality, the Department of Financial
             2162      Institutions, the Department of Health, the Department of Human Resource Management, the
             2163      Department of Workforce Services, the Labor Commission, the National Guard, the
             2164      Department of Insurance, the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Public
             2165      Safety, the Public Service Commission, the Department of Human Services, the State Tax
             2166      Commission, the Department of Technology Services, the Department of Transportation, any
             2167      other major administrative subdivisions of state government, the State Board of Education, the
             2168      State Board of Regents, the Utah Housing Corporation, the Workers' Compensation Fund, the
             2169      State Retirement Board, and each institution of higher education within the system of higher
             2170      education.
             2171          [(4) "Disaster" means a situation causing, or threatening to cause, widespread damage,
             2172      social disruption, or injury or loss of life or property resulting from attack, internal disturbance,
             2173      natural phenomenon, or technological hazard.]
             2174          [(5)] (3) "Division" means the Division of Emergency Management established in Title
             2175      53, Chapter [2] 2a, Part 1, Emergency Management Act [- Search and Rescue Advisory Board].
             2176          [(6)] (4) "Emergency interim successor" means a person designated by this [chapter]
             2177      part to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of an office when the person legally
             2178      exercising the powers and duties of the office is unavailable.
             2179          [(7)] (5) "Executive director" means the person with ultimate responsibility for
             2180      managing and overseeing the operations of each department, however denominated.
             2181          [(8) "Internal disturbance" means a riot, prison break, terrorism, or strike.]
             2182          [(9) "Natural phenomenon" means any earthquake, tornado, storm, flood, landslide,
             2183      avalanche, forest or range fire, drought, epidemic, or other catastrophic event.]
             2184          [(10)] (6) (a) "Office" includes all state and local offices, the powers and duties of
             2185      which are defined by constitution, statutes, charters, optional plans, ordinances, articles, or


             2186      by-laws.
             2187          (b) "Office" does not include the office of governor or the legislative or judicial offices.
             2188          [(11)] (7) "Place of governance" means the physical location where the powers of an
             2189      office are being exercised.
             2190          [(12)] (8) "Political subdivision" includes counties, cities, towns, townships, districts,
             2191      authorities, and other public corporations and entities whether organized and existing under
             2192      charter or general law.
             2193          [(13)] (9) "Political subdivision officer" means a person holding an office in a political
             2194      subdivision.
             2195          [(14)] (10) "State officer" means the attorney general, the state treasurer, the state
             2196      auditor, and the executive director of each department.
             2197          [(15) "Technological hazard" means any hazardous materials accident, mine accident,
             2198      train derailment, air crash, radiation incident, pollution, structural fire, or explosion.]
             2199          [(16)] (11) "Unavailable" means:
             2200          (a) absent from the place of governance during a disaster that seriously disrupts normal
             2201      governmental operations, whether or not that absence or inability would give rise to a vacancy
             2202      under existing constitutional or statutory provisions; or
             2203          (b) as otherwise defined by local ordinance.
             2204          Section 63. Section 53-2a-803 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-1-201 is
             2205      renumbered and amended to read:
             2206           [63K-1-201].     53-2a-803. Emergency interim successor to office of
             2207      governor.
             2208          (1) If the governor is unavailable, and if the lieutenant governor, president of the
             2209      Senate, and the speaker of the House of Representatives are unavailable to exercise the powers
             2210      and duties of the office of governor, the attorney general, state auditor, or state treasurer shall,
             2211      in the order named, exercise the powers and duties of the office of governor until:
             2212          (a) the governor, lieutenant governor, president of the Senate, or speaker of the House
             2213      of Representatives becomes available; or


             2214          (b) a new governor is elected and qualified.
             2215          (2) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (1), no emergency interim successor
             2216      to the lieutenant governor, president of the Senate, speaker of the House of Representatives,
             2217      attorney general, state auditor, or state treasurer may serve as governor.
             2218          Section 64. Section 53-2a-804 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-1-202 is
             2219      renumbered and amended to read:
             2220           [63K-1-202].     53-2a-804. Emergency interim successors for state officers.
             2221          (1) By July 1 of each year, each state officer shall:
             2222          (a) designate three qualified emergency interim successors from within the state
             2223      officer's department who meet the constitutional qualifications for the office, if any;
             2224          (b) specify their order of succession;
             2225          (c) provide a list of those designated successors to the division; and
             2226          (d) notify emergency interim successors within 30 days of designation.
             2227          (2) (a) If any state officer is unavailable following a disaster, and if the state officer's
             2228      deputy, if any, is also unavailable, a designated emergency interim successor shall exercise the
             2229      powers and duties of the office according to the order of succession specified by the state
             2230      officer.
             2231          (b) An emergency interim successor other than the attorney general, state auditor, or
             2232      state treasurer shall exercise the state officer's powers and duties only until:
             2233          (i) the person exercising the powers and duties of the office of governor appoints a
             2234      successor to fill the vacancy;
             2235          (ii) a permanent successor is appointed or elected and qualified as provided by law; or
             2236          (iii) the state officer, the state officer's deputy, or an emergency interim successor
             2237      earlier in the order of succession becomes available to exercise or resume the exercise of the
             2238      powers and duties of the office.
             2239          (c) An emergency interim successor of the attorney general, state auditor, or state
             2240      treasurer shall exercise the powers and duties of those offices only until:
             2241          (i) a permanent successor is appointed or elected and qualified as provided by law; or


             2242          (ii) the attorney general, state auditor, or state treasurer, their deputy, or an emergency
             2243      interim successor earlier in the order of succession becomes available to exercise or resume the
             2244      exercise of the powers and duties of the office.
             2245          Section 65. Section 53-2a-805 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-1-301 is
             2246      renumbered and amended to read:
             2247           [63K-1-301].     53-2a-805. Division to consult with legislative and judicial
             2248      branch.
             2249          The Division of Emergency Management may consult with the Legislative Management
             2250      Committee, the Judicial Council, and legislative and judicial staff offices to assist [them] the
             2251      division in preparing emergency succession plans and procedures.
             2252          Section 66. Section 53-2a-806 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-1-302 is
             2253      renumbered and amended to read:
             2254           [63K-1-302].     53-2a-806. Place of legislative session.
             2255          [(1) (a) If the governor or the governor's interim successor declares a state of
             2256      emergency, the governor shall call the Legislature into session as soon as practicable.]
             2257          [(b) Each legislator shall proceed to the place of session as expeditiously as
             2258      practicable.]
             2259          [(2)] (1) If the governor or the governor's interim successor declares a state of
             2260      emergency or finds that a state of emergency is imminent, and the governor or the interim
             2261      successor determines that the prescribed place of session is unsafe, the governor may change
             2262      the place of session to any place in Utah that the governor considers safe and convenient.
             2263          (2) Each legislator shall proceed to the place of session as expeditiously as practicable.
             2264          Section 67. Section 53-2a-807 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-1-401 is
             2265      renumbered and amended to read:
             2266           [63K-1-401].     53-2a-807. Emergency interim successors for local officers.
             2267          (1) By July 1 of each year, each political subdivision officer shall:
             2268          (a) designate three emergency interim successors;
             2269          (b) specify their order of succession; and


             2270          (c) provide a list of those designated successors to the division.
             2271          (2) In the event that a political subdivision does not designate emergency interim
             2272      successors as required under Subsection (1), the order of succession shall be as follows:
             2273          (a) the chief executive officer of the political subdivision;
             2274          (b) the chief deputy executive officer of the political subdivision;
             2275          (c) the chair of the legislative body of the political subdivision; and
             2276          (d) the chief law enforcement officer of the political subdivision.
             2277          (3) (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law:
             2278          (i) if any political subdivision officer or the political subdivision officer's legal deputy,
             2279      if any, is unavailable, a designated emergency interim successor shall exercise the powers and
             2280      duties of the office according to the order of succession specified by the political subdivision
             2281      officer; or
             2282          (ii) counties may provide by ordinance that one member of the county legislative body
             2283      may act as the county legislative body if the other members are absent.
             2284          (b) An emergency interim successor shall exercise the powers and duties of the office
             2285      only until:
             2286          (i) the vacancy is filled in accordance with the constitution or statutes; or
             2287          (ii) the political subdivision officer, the political subdivision officer's deputy, or an
             2288      emergency interim successor earlier in the order of succession becomes available to exercise
             2289      the powers and duties of the office.
             2290          (4) The legislative bodies of each political subdivision may enact resolutions or
             2291      ordinances consistent with this [chapter] part and also provide for emergency interim
             2292      successors to officers of the political subdivision not governed by this section.
             2293          Section 68. Section 53-2a-808 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-1-501 is
             2294      renumbered and amended to read:
             2295           [63K-1-501].     53-2a-808. Formalities of taking office.
             2296          (1) At the time that they are appointed as emergency interim successors or special
             2297      emergency judges, emergency interim successors and special emergency judges shall sign


             2298      prospectively whatever oath is required to enable them to exercise the powers and duties of the
             2299      office to which they may succeed.
             2300          (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to comply with
             2301      any other provision of law relative to taking office as a prerequisite to the exercise of the
             2302      powers or discharge of the duties of an office to which the person succeeds.
             2303          Section 69. Section 53-2a-809 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-1-502 is
             2304      renumbered and amended to read:
             2305           [63K-1-502].     53-2a-809. Period in which authority may be exercised.
             2306          (1) Persons authorized to act as governor, emergency interim successors, and special
             2307      emergency judges shall exercise the powers and duties of the office to which they succeed only
             2308      when a disaster has occurred.
             2309          (2) (a) Emergency interim successors serve for 30 days after the date the governor or
             2310      the governor's emergency successor calls the Legislature into special session, unless the
             2311      unavailability of the elected official ends or an emergency interim successor earlier in the order
             2312      of succession becomes available before expiration of the 30-day period.
             2313          (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (2)(a), if the emergency interim
             2314      successor is serving for a legislator who is killed or resigns, the emergency interim successor
             2315      shall serve until the legislator's legal replacement is sworn in.
             2316          (3) The Legislature, by concurrent resolution, may:
             2317          (a) terminate the authority of any or all emergency interim successors and special
             2318      emergency judges to exercise the powers and duties of their office at any time; and
             2319          (b) extend the time during which any or all emergency interim successors and special
             2320      emergency judges may exercise the powers and duties of their office.
             2321          Section 70. Section 53-2a-810 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-1-503 is
             2322      renumbered and amended to read:
             2323           [63K-1-503].     53-2a-810. Removal of designees.
             2324          Until the persons designated as emergency interim successors or special emergency
             2325      judges succeed to the exercise of the powers and duties of an office, they shall serve as


             2326      emergency interim successors or special emergency judges at the pleasure of the designating
             2327      authority and may be removed and replaced by the designating authority at any time, with or
             2328      without cause.
             2329          Section 71. Section 53-2a-811 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-1-504 is
             2330      renumbered and amended to read:
             2331           [63K-1-504].     53-2a-811. Disputes.
             2332          Except for factual disputes concerning the office of governor, the governor shall
             2333      adjudicate any dispute concerning a question of fact arising under this [chapter] part
             2334      concerning a state officer. The governor's decision is final.
             2335          Section 72. Section 53-2a-812 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-1-601 is
             2336      renumbered and amended to read:
             2337           [63K-1-601].     53-2a-812. Governor to declare location of emergency seat of
             2338      government.
             2339          (1) Whenever, due to an emergency resulting from the effects of a disaster, it becomes
             2340      imprudent, inexpedient, or impossible to conduct the affairs of the state government in Salt
             2341      Lake City, Utah, the governor shall:
             2342          (a) by proclamation, declare an emergency temporary location for the seat of
             2343      government in Utah; and
             2344          (b) take whatever action and issue whatever orders are necessary for an orderly
             2345      transition of the affairs of the state government to that emergency temporary location.
             2346          (2) That emergency temporary location shall remain as the seat of government until the
             2347      Legislature establishes a new location by law, or until the emergency is declared to be ended by
             2348      the governor and the seat of government is returned to its normal location.
             2349          (3) Local governments may provide, by ordinance, for temporary emergency locations
             2350      for the seat of government.
             2351          Section 73. Section 53-2a-813 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-1-602 is
             2352      renumbered and amended to read:
             2353           [63K-1-602].     53-2a-813. Official acts at emergency seat of government --


             2354      Validity.
             2355          During the time when the seat of government remains at an emergency location, all
             2356      official acts required by law to be performed at the seat of government by any officer, agency,
             2357      department, or authority of this state or local government, including the convening and meeting
             2358      of the Legislature in regular, extraordinary, or emergency session, shall be as valid and binding
             2359      as when performed at the normal location of the seat of government.
             2360          Section 74. Section 53-2a-901 is enacted to read:
             2361     
Part 9. Energy Emergency Plan

             2362          53-2a-901. Title.
             2363          This part is known as the "Energy Emergency Plan."
             2364          Section 75. Section 53-2a-902 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-110 is
             2365      renumbered and amended to read:
             2366           [53-2-110].     53-2a-902. Energy emergency plan.
             2367          (1) The division shall develop an energy emergency plan consistent with Title [63K]
             2368      53, Chapter [2] 2a, Part 10, Energy Emergency Powers of the Governor Act.
             2369          (2) In developing the energy emergency plan, the division shall coordinate with:
             2370          (a) the Division of Public Utilities;
             2371          (b) the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining;
             2372          (c) the Division of Air Quality; and
             2373          (d) the Department of Agriculture and Food with regard to weights and measures.
             2374          (3) The energy emergency plan shall:
             2375          (a) designate the division as the entity that will coordinate the implementation of the
             2376      energy emergency plan;
             2377          (b) provide for annual review of the energy emergency plan;
             2378          (c) provide for cooperation with public utilities and other relevant private sector
             2379      persons;
             2380          (d) provide a procedure for maintaining a current list of contact persons required under
             2381      the energy emergency plan; and


             2382          (e) provide that the energy emergency plan may only be implemented if the governor
             2383      declares:
             2384          (i) a state of emergency as provided in Title [63K] 53, Chapter [2] 2a, Part 2, Disaster
             2385      Response and Recovery Act; or
             2386          (ii) a state of emergency related to energy as provided in Title [63K] 53, Chapter [2]
             2387      2a, Part 10, Energy Emergency Powers of the Governor Act.
             2388          (4) If an event requires the implementation of the energy emergency plan, the division
             2389      shall report on that event and the implementation of the energy emergency plan to:
             2390          (a) the governor; and
             2391          (b) the Public Utilities and Technology Interim Committee.
             2392          (5) If the energy emergency plan includes a procedure for obtaining information, the
             2393      energy emergency plan shall incorporate reporting procedures that conform to existing
             2394      requirements of federal, state, and local regulatory authorities wherever possible.
             2395          Section 76. Section 53-2a-1001 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-2-101 is
             2396      renumbered and amended to read:
             2397     
Part 10. Energy Emergency Powers of the Governor Act

             2398           [63K-2-101].     53-2a-1001. Title.
             2399          This [chapter] part is known as the "Energy Emergency Powers of the Governor Act."
             2400          Section 77. Section 53-2a-1002 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-2-102 is
             2401      renumbered and amended to read:
             2402           [63K-2-102].     53-2a-1002. Legislative findings and purpose.
             2403          (1) The Legislature finds that the lack of energy resources and other energy resource
             2404      emergencies may threaten the availability of essential services and transportation and the
             2405      operation of the economy, jeopardizing the peace, health, safety, and welfare of the people of
             2406      this state.
             2407          (2) The Legislature further finds that it is necessary to provide an orderly procedure for
             2408      anticipating and responding to energy resource shortages and disruptions and to grant, under
             2409      conditions prescribed in this [act] part, emergency powers to the governor to order involuntary


             2410      curtailments in the use of energy resources.
             2411          (3) The Legislature further finds and declares that it is the policy of this state to assist
             2412      the United States in effective management and control of [such] factors and situations as
             2413      contribute to an emergency affecting or likely to affect this state; to cooperate with other states
             2414      in matters related to an emergency affecting or likely to affect this state; to meet extraordinary
             2415      conditions in this state arising out of the crisis by taking [such] steps as are necessary and
             2416      appropriate; and generally to protect the peace, health, safety, and welfare of the people of this
             2417      state.
             2418          Section 78. Section 53-2a-1003 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-2-103 is
             2419      renumbered and amended to read:
             2420           [63K-2-103].     53-2a-1003. "Energy resources" defined.
             2421          As used in this [act] part, "energy resources" includes electricity, natural gas, gasoline
             2422      and middle distillates, coal, wood fuels, geothermal sources, radioactive materials, and any
             2423      other resource yielding energy.
             2424          Section 79. Section 53-2a-1004 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-2-201 is
             2425      renumbered and amended to read:
             2426           [63K-2-201].     53-2a-1004. Information-gathering powers -- Subpoena
             2427      power -- Coordination with other regulatory authorities.
             2428          (1) On a continuing basis the governor may obtain all necessary information from
             2429      energy resource producers, manufacturers, suppliers, and consumers doing business within, and
             2430      from political subdivisions in, this state as necessary to determine whether shortages or an
             2431      emergency will require energy resource conservation measures. This information may include,
             2432      but shall not be limited to:
             2433          (a) sales volumes;
             2434          (b) forecasts of energy resource requirements;
             2435          (c) from manufacturers, suppliers, and consumers, an inventory of energy resources;
             2436      and
             2437          (d) local distribution patterns of the information described in Subsections (1)(a), (1)(b),


             2438      and (1)(c).
             2439          (2) In obtaining information at any time from energy resource producers,
             2440      manufacturers, suppliers, or consumers under Subsection (1)(c) and in obtaining any other
             2441      information under Subsection (1) during a state of emergency proclaimed, the governor may
             2442      subpoena witnesses, material and relevant books, papers, accounts, records, and memoranda,
             2443      administer oaths, and cause the depositions of persons residing within or without the state to be
             2444      taken in the manner prescribed for depositions in civil actions in district courts, to obtain
             2445      information relevant to energy resources that are the subject of the proclaimed emergency.
             2446          (3) In obtaining information under this section the governor shall:
             2447          (a) seek to avoid eliciting information already furnished by a person or political
             2448      subdivision in this state to a federal, state, or local regulatory authority that is available for the
             2449      governor's study; and
             2450          (b) cause reporting procedures, including forms, to conform to existing requirements of
             2451      federal, state, and local regulatory authorities wherever possible.
             2452          Section 80. Section 53-2a-1005 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-2-202 is
             2453      renumbered and amended to read:
             2454           [63K-2-202].     53-2a-1005. Confidential nature of information preserved --
             2455      Relief from subpoena -- Unauthorized disclosure as misdemeanor -- Removal from office.
             2456          (1) Information furnished pursuant to Section [ 63K-2-201 ] 53-2a-1004 and designated
             2457      by that person as confidential shall be maintained as confidential by the governor and any
             2458      person who obtains information which the person knows to be confidential under this [act]
             2459      part. The governor shall not make known in any manner any particulars of such information to
             2460      persons other than those specified in Subsection (4). No subpoena or judicial order may be
             2461      issued compelling the governor or any other person to divulge or make known such
             2462      confidential information, except when relevant to a prosecution for violation of Subsection (5).
             2463          (2) Nothing in this section shall prohibit the use of confidential information to prepare
             2464      statistics or other general data for publication, so presented as to prevent identification of
             2465      particular persons.


             2466          (3) Any person who is served with a subpoena to give testimony orally or in writing, or
             2467      to produce books, papers, correspondence, memoranda, agreements, or other documents or
             2468      records pursuant to this [act] part may apply to any district court of this state for protection
             2469      against abuse or hardship in the manner provided by law.
             2470          (4) References to the governor in this section include the governor and any other
             2471      individuals designated for this purpose in writing by the governor.
             2472          (5) Any person who wilfully discloses confidential information in violation of this
             2473      section is guilty of a class A misdemeanor and, in addition, may be subject to removal from
             2474      office or immediate dismissal from public employment.
             2475          Section 81. Section 53-2a-1006 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-2-203 is
             2476      renumbered and amended to read:
             2477           [63K-2-203].     53-2a-1006. Curtailment of energy use -- Standby priorities
             2478      -- Restriction on involuntary curtailment.
             2479          In consultation with appropriate federal and state officials and officials of political
             2480      subdivisions in this state, the governor shall cause to be established, and revised as appropriate,
             2481      standby priorities for curtailment in the use of energy resources. Involuntary curtailments,
             2482      however, may be ordered only by means of executive orders issued pursuant to this [act] part.
             2483          Section 82. Section 53-2a-1007 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-2-204 is
             2484      renumbered and amended to read:
             2485           [63K-2-204].     53-2a-1007. Proclamation of emergency -- Effective period --
             2486      Extension of renewal by Legislature.
             2487          (1) (a) The governor may issue a proclamation declaring that a state of emergency
             2488      exists with regard to one or more energy resources if the governor determines that an existing
             2489      or imminent severe disruption or impending shortage in the supply of one or more energy
             2490      resources, in this state or elsewhere:
             2491          (i) threatens:
             2492          (A) the availability of essential services or transportation; or
             2493          (B) the operation of the economy; and


             2494          (ii) because of the threats described in Subsection (1)(a)(i), jeopardizes the peace,
             2495      health, safety, and welfare of the people of this state.
             2496          (b) The proclamation declaring a state of emergency described in Subsection (1)(a)
             2497      shall state with specificity the nature of the disruption or shortage in an energy resource.
             2498          (c) (i) Within seven calendar days of the day on which the governor issues a
             2499      proclamation declaring a state of emergency under this section, the Legislative Management
             2500      Committee shall:
             2501          (A) review the proclamation; and
             2502          (B) advise the governor on the proclamation.
             2503          (ii) The failure of the Legislative Management Committee to meet as required by
             2504      Subsection (1)(c)(i) does not affect the validity of the proclamation declaring a state of
             2505      emergency.
             2506          (2) (a) A proclamation issued under this section, and any order or rule issued as a result
             2507      of the proclamation shall continue in effect until 60 days from the date of the proclamation of
             2508      the state of emergency unless the governor rescinds the proclamation and declares the
             2509      emergency ended prior to the expiration of this 60-day period.
             2510          (b) A proclamation issued within 30 days of the expiration of a prior proclamation for
             2511      the same emergency shall be considered a renewal or extension subject to Subsection (3).
             2512          (3) A proclamation may be renewed or extended only by joint resolution of the
             2513      Legislature.
             2514          Section 83. Section 53-2a-1008 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-2-205 is
             2515      renumbered and amended to read:
             2516           [63K-2-205].     53-2a-1008. Curtailment, adjustment, and allocation of
             2517      energy use by executive orders -- Limitations and considerations in issuance and
             2518      application.
             2519          (1) Upon issuance of a proclamation pursuant to Section [ 63K-2-204 ] 53-2a-1007 , the
             2520      governor in addition may by executive order:
             2521          (a) require reduction in energy resource usage and the application of conservation,


             2522      prevention of waste, and the salvaging of energy resources and the materials, services, and
             2523      facilities derived therefrom or dependent thereon, by state agencies and political subdivisions
             2524      in this state;
             2525          (b) direct the establishment by state agencies and political subdivisions in this state of
             2526      programs necessary to implement and comply with federal energy conservation programs
             2527      where these programs have not theretofore been so established, including, but not limited to,
             2528      allocation or rationing of energy resources and the distribution of the state's discretionary
             2529      allotments;
             2530          (c) require involuntary curtailments, adjustments, or allocations in the supply and
             2531      consumption of energy resources applicable to all suppliers and consumers including, but not
             2532      limited to, specification of the times and manner in which these resources are supplied or
             2533      consumed; or
             2534          (d) prescribe and direct activities promoting the conservation, prevention of waste, and
             2535      salvage of energy resources and the materials, services, and facilities derived therefrom or
             2536      dependent thereon, including, but not limited to, the modification of transportation routes and
             2537      schedules, or the suspension of weight limits or other restrictions from the transportation of
             2538      energy resources, to the extent permissible under federal law and regulations.
             2539          (2) Any restrictions, curtailments, adjustments, or allocations pursuant to Subsection
             2540      (1) shall:
             2541          (a) be ordered and continue only so long as demonstrably necessary for the
             2542      maintenance of essential services or transportation, or the continued operation of the economy
             2543      but no longer than the duration of the proclamation;
             2544          (b) be applied as uniformly as practicable within each class of suppliers and consumers
             2545      and without discrimination within a class; and
             2546          (c) give due consideration to the needs of commercial, retail, professional, and service
             2547      establishments whose normal function is to supply goods or services or both of an essential
             2548      nature, including, but not limited to, food, lodging, fuel, or medical care facilities during times
             2549      of the day other than conventional daytime working hours.


             2550          Section 84. Section 53-2a-1009 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-2-206 is
             2551      renumbered and amended to read:
             2552           [63K-2-206].     53-2a-1009. Other emergency powers of governor
             2553      unaffected.
             2554          The powers vested in the governor under this [act] part shall be in addition to, and not
             2555      in lieu of, any other emergency powers otherwise constitutionally or statutorily vested in the
             2556      governor.
             2557          Section 85. Section 53-2a-1010 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-2-301 is
             2558      renumbered and amended to read:
             2559           [63K-2-301].     53-2a-1010. Existing agencies to be used in implementation.
             2560          The governor shall use, to the extent practicable, existing state boards, commissions, or
             2561      agencies or officers or employees for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this [act]
             2562      part.
             2563          Section 86. Section 53-2a-1011 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-2-302 is
             2564      renumbered and amended to read:
             2565           [63K-2-302].     53-2a-1011. Enforcement of orders and rules.
             2566          The governor may apply to any district court for appropriate equitable relief against any
             2567      person violating or failing to carry out the provisions of this [act] part or any order or rule
             2568      issued pursuant to this [act] part.
             2569          Section 87. Section 53-2a-1012 , which is renumbered from Section 63K-2-303 is
             2570      renumbered and amended to read:
             2571           [63K-2-303].     53-2a-1012. Rules and regulations -- Approval by
             2572      Legislature.
             2573          The board, commission, or agency designated by the governor for carrying out the
             2574      provisions of this [act] part is authorized to promulgate [such] rules and regulations as are
             2575      necessary for effective administration of this [act] part with approval of the Legislature.
             2576          Section 88. Section 53-2a-1101 is enacted to read:
             2577     
Part 11. Search and Rescue Act


             2578          53-2a-1101. Title.
             2579          This part is known as the "Search and Rescue Act."
             2580          Section 89. Section 53-2a-1102 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-107 is
             2581      renumbered and amended to read:
             2582           [53-2-107].     53-2a-1102. Search and Rescue Financial Assistance Program --
             2583      Uses -- Rulemaking -- Distribution.
             2584          (1) (a) "Reimbursable expenses," as used in this section, means those reasonable
             2585      [costs] expenses incidental to search and rescue activities.
             2586          (b) "Reimbursable expenses" include:
             2587          (i) rental for fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, snowmobiles, boats, and generators;
             2588          (ii) replacement and upgrade of search and rescue equipment;
             2589          (iii) training of search and rescue volunteers;
             2590          (iv) costs of providing workers' compensation benefits for volunteer search and rescue
             2591      team members under Section 67-20-7.5 ; and
             2592          (v) any other equipment or expenses necessary or appropriate for conducting search
             2593      and rescue activities.
             2594          (c) "Reimbursable expenses" do not include any salary or overtime paid to any person
             2595      on a regular or permanent payroll, including permanent part-time employees of any agency or
             2596      political subdivision of the state.
             2597          (2) There is created the Search and Rescue Financial Assistance Program within the
             2598      division.
             2599          (3) (a) The program shall be funded from the following revenue sources:
             2600          (i) any voluntary contributions to the state received for search and rescue operations;
             2601          (ii) money received by the state under Section 23-19-42 , Section 41-22-34 , and Section
             2602      73-18-24 ; and
             2603          (iii) appropriations made to the program by the Legislature.
             2604          (b) All funding for the program shall be nonlapsing.
             2605          (4) The director shall use the money to reimburse counties for all or a portion of each


             2606      county's reimbursable expenses for search and rescue operations, subject to:
             2607          (a) the approval of the Search and Rescue Advisory Board as provided in Section
             2608      [ 53-2-109 ] 53-2a-1104 ;
             2609          (b) money available in the program; and
             2610          (c) rules made under Subsection (7).
             2611          (5) Program money may not be used to reimburse for any paid personnel costs or paid
             2612      man hours spent in emergency response and search and rescue related activities.
             2613          (6) The Legislature finds that these funds are for a general and statewide public
             2614      purpose.
             2615          (7) The division, with the approval of the Search and Rescue Advisory Board, shall
             2616      make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, and
             2617      consistent with this act:
             2618          (a) specifying the costs that qualify as reimbursable expenses;
             2619          (b) defining the procedures of agencies to submit expenses and be reimbursed; and
             2620          (c) providing a formula to govern the distribution of available money among the
             2621      counties for uncompensated search and rescue expenses based on:
             2622          (i) the total qualifying expenses submitted;
             2623          (ii) the number of search and rescue incidents per county population;
             2624          (iii) the number of victims that reside outside the county; and
             2625          (iv) the number of volunteer hours spent in each county in emergency response and
             2626      search and rescue related activities per county population.
             2627          Section 90. Section 53-2a-1103 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-108 is
             2628      renumbered and amended to read:
             2629           [53-2-108].     53-2a-1103. Search and Rescue Advisory Board -- Members --
             2630      Compensation.
             2631          (1) There is created the Search and Rescue Advisory Board consisting of seven
             2632      members appointed as follows:
             2633          (a) two representatives designated by the Utah Search and Rescue Association, one of


             2634      whom is from a county having a population of 75,000 or more; and one from a county having a
             2635      population of less than 75,000;
             2636          (b) three representatives designated by the Utah Sheriff's Association, at least one of
             2637      whom shall be a member of a voluntary search and rescue unit operating in the state, at least
             2638      one of whom shall be from a county having a population of 75,000 or more, and at least one of
             2639      whom shall be from a county having a population of less than 75,000;
             2640          (c) one representative of the Division of Emergency Management designated by the
             2641      director; and
             2642          (d) one private citizen appointed by the governor with the consent of the Senate.
             2643          (2) (a) The term of each member of the board is four years.
             2644          (b) A member may be reappointed to successive terms.
             2645          (c) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
             2646      appointed for the unexpired term.
             2647          (d) In order to stagger the terms of membership, the members appointed or reappointed
             2648      to represent the Utah Sheriff's Association on or after May 2, 2005, shall serve a term of two
             2649      years, and all subsequent terms shall be four years.
             2650          (3) A member may not receive compensation or benefits for the member's service, but
             2651      may receive per diem and travel expenses in accordance with:
             2652          (a) Section 63A-3-106 ;
             2653          (b) Section 63A-3-107 ; and
             2654          (c) rules made by the Division of Finance pursuant to Sections 63A-3-106 and
             2655      63A-3-107 .
             2656          Section 91. Section 53-2a-1104 , which is renumbered from Section 53-2-109 is
             2657      renumbered and amended to read:
             2658           [53-2-109].     53-2a-1104. General duties of the Search and Rescue Advisory
             2659      Board.
             2660          The duties of the Search and Rescue Advisory Board shall include:
             2661          (1) conducting a board meeting at least once per quarter;


             2662          (2) receiving applications for reimbursement of eligible expenses from county search
             2663      and rescue operations by the end of the first quarter of each calendar year;
             2664          (3) determining the reimbursement to be provided from the Search and Rescue
             2665      Financial Assistance Program to each applicant;
             2666          (4) standardizing the format and maintaining key search and rescue statistical data from
             2667      each county within the state; and
             2668          (5) disbursing funds accrued in the Search and Rescue Financial Assistance Program,
             2669      created under Section 53-2-107 , to eligible applicants [until the program money is depleted in
             2670      that fiscal year].
             2671          Section 92. Section 63J-1-314 is amended to read:
             2672           63J-1-314. Deposits related to the Disaster Recovery Funding Act.
             2673          (1) As used in this section, "operating deficit" means that, at the end of the fiscal year,
             2674      the unassigned fund balance in the General Fund is less than zero.
             2675          (2) Except as provided under Subsection (3), at the end of each fiscal year, the Division
             2676      of Finance shall, after the transfer of General Fund revenue surplus has been made to the
             2677      Medicaid Growth Reduction and Budget Stabilization Account, as provided in Section
             2678      63J-1-315 , and the General Fund Budget Reserve Account, as provided in Section 63J-1-312 ,
             2679      transfer an amount into the State Disaster Recovery Restricted Account, created in Section
             2680      [ 53-2-403 ] 53-2a-603 , from the General Fund revenue surplus as defined in Section 63J-1-312 ,
             2681      calculated by:
             2682          (a) determining the amount of General Fund revenue surplus after the transfer to the
             2683      Medicaid Growth Reduction and Budget Stabilization Account under Section 63J-1-315 and
             2684      the General Fund Budget Reserve Account under Section 63J-1-312 ;
             2685          (b) calculating an amount equal to the lesser of:
             2686          (i) 25% of the amount determined under Subsection (2)(a); or
             2687          (ii) 6% of the total of the General Fund appropriation amount for the fiscal year in
             2688      which the surplus occurs; and
             2689          (c) adding to the amount calculated under Subsection (2)(b) an amount equal to the


             2690      lesser of:
             2691          (i) 25% more of the amount described in Subsection (2)(a); or
             2692          (ii) the amount necessary to replace, in accordance with this Subsection (2)(c), any
             2693      amount appropriated from the State Disaster Recovery Restricted Account within 10 fiscal
             2694      years before the fiscal year in which the surplus occurs if:
             2695          (A) a surplus exists; and
             2696          (B) the Legislature appropriates money from the State Disaster Recovery Restricted
             2697      Account that is not replaced by appropriation or as provided in this Subsection (2)(c).
             2698          (3) Notwithstanding Subsection (2), if, at the end of a fiscal year, the Division of
             2699      Finance determines that an operating deficit exists, the division shall reduce the transfer to the
             2700      State Disaster Recovery Restricted Account by the amount necessary to eliminate the operating
             2701      deficit.
             2702          Section 93. Section 63J-1-602.3 is amended to read:
             2703           63J-1-602.3. List of nonlapsing funds and accounts -- Title 53 through Title 59
             2704          (1) Funding for the Search and Rescue Financial Assistance Program, as provided in
             2705      Section [ 53-2-107 ] 53-2a-1101 .
             2706          (2) Appropriations made to the Department of Public Safety from the Department of
             2707      Public Safety Restricted Account, as provided in Section 53-3-106 .
             2708          (3) Appropriations to the Motorcycle Rider Education Program, as provided in Section
             2709      53-3-905 .
             2710          (4) Appropriations from the Utah Highway Patrol Aero Bureau Restricted Account
             2711      created in Section 53-8-303 .
             2712          (5) Appropriations from the DNA Specimen Restricted Account created in Section
             2713      53-10-407 .
             2714          (6) The Canine Body Armor Restricted Account created in Section 53-16-201 .
             2715          (7) Appropriations to the State Board of Education, as provided in Section
             2716      53A-17a-105 .
             2717          (8) Money received by the State Office of Rehabilitation for the sale of certain products


             2718      or services, as provided in Section 53A-24-105 .
             2719          (9) Certain funds appropriated from the General Fund to the State Board of Regents for
             2720      teacher preparation programs, as provided in Section 53B-6-104 .
             2721          (10) A certain portion of money collected for administrative costs under the School
             2722      Institutional Trust Lands Management Act, as provided under Section 53C-3-202 .
             2723          (11) Certain surcharges on residential and business telephone numbers imposed by the
             2724      Public Service Commission, as provided in Section 54-8b-10 .
             2725          (12) Certain fines collected by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
             2726      for violation of unlawful or unprofessional conduct that are used for education and enforcement
             2727      purposes, as provided in Section 58-17b-505 .
             2728          (13) Certain fines collected by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
             2729      for use in education and enforcement of the Security Personnel Licensing Act, as provided in
             2730      Section 58-63-103 .
             2731          (14) Appropriations from the Relative Value Study Restricted Account created in
             2732      Section 59-9-105 .
             2733          (15) The Cigarette Tax Restricted Account created in Section 59-14-204 .
             2734          Section 94. Section 63J-3-103 is amended to read:
             2735           63J-3-103. Definitions.
             2736          As used in this chapter:
             2737          (1) (a) "Appropriations" means actual unrestricted capital and operating appropriations
             2738      from unrestricted General Fund and Education Fund sources.
             2739          (b) "Appropriations" includes appropriations that are contingent upon available
             2740      surpluses in the General Fund and Education Fund.
             2741          (c) "Appropriations" does not mean:
             2742          (i) public education expenditures;
             2743          (ii) Utah Education Network expenditures in support of public education;
             2744          (iii) Utah College of Applied Technology expenditures in support of public education;
             2745          (iv) Tax Commission expenditures related to collection of income taxes in support of


             2746      public education;
             2747          (v) debt service expenditures;
             2748          (vi) emergency expenditures;
             2749          (vii) expenditures from all other fund or subfund sources;
             2750          (viii) transfers or appropriations from the Education Fund to the Uniform School Fund;
             2751          (ix) transfers into, or appropriations made to, the General Fund Budget Reserve
             2752      Account established in Section 63J-1-312 ;
             2753          (x) transfers into, or appropriations made to, the Education Budget Reserve Account
             2754      established in Section 63J-1-313 ;
             2755          (xi) transfers in accordance with Section 63J-1-314 into, or appropriations made to the
             2756      State Disaster Recovery Restricted Account created in Section [ 53-2-403 ] 53-2a-603 ;
             2757          (xii) money appropriated to fund the total one-time project costs for the construction of
             2758      capital developments as defined in Section 63A-5-104 ;
             2759          (xiii) transfers or deposits into or appropriations made to the Centennial Highway Fund
             2760      Restricted Account created by Section 72-2-118 ;
             2761          (xiv) transfers or deposits into or appropriations made to the Transportation Investment
             2762      Fund of 2005 created by Section 72-2-124 ;
             2763          (xv) transfers or deposits into or appropriations made to:
             2764          (A) the Department of Transportation from any source; or
             2765          (B) any transportation-related account or fund from any source; or
             2766          (xvi) supplemental appropriations from the General Fund to the Division of Forestry,
             2767      Fire, and State Lands to provide money for wildland fire control expenses incurred during the
             2768      current or previous fire years.
             2769          (2) "Base year real per capita appropriations" means the result obtained for the state by
             2770      dividing the fiscal year 1985 actual appropriations of the state less debt money by:
             2771          (a) the state's July 1, 1983 population; and
             2772          (b) the fiscal year 1983 inflation index divided by 100.
             2773          (3) "Calendar year" means the time period beginning on January 1 of any given year


             2774      and ending on December 31 of the same year.
             2775          (4) "Fiscal emergency" means an extraordinary occurrence requiring immediate
             2776      expenditures and includes the settlement under Laws of Utah 1988, Fourth Special Session,
             2777      Chapter 4.
             2778          (5) "Fiscal year" means the time period beginning on July 1 of any given year and
             2779      ending on June 30 of the subsequent year.
             2780          (6) "Fiscal year 1985 actual base year appropriations" means fiscal year 1985 actual
             2781      capital and operations appropriations from General Fund and non-Uniform School Fund
             2782      income tax revenue sources, less debt money.
             2783          (7) "Inflation index" means the change in the general price level of goods and services
             2784      as measured by the Gross National Product Implicit Price Deflator of the Bureau of Economic
             2785      Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce calculated as provided in Section 63J-3-202 .
             2786          (8) (a) "Maximum allowable appropriations limit" means the appropriations that could
             2787      be, or could have been, spent in any given year under the limitations of this chapter.
             2788          (b) "Maximum allowable appropriations limit" does not mean actual appropriations
             2789      spent or actual expenditures.
             2790          (9) "Most recent fiscal year's inflation index" means the fiscal year inflation index two
             2791      fiscal years previous to the fiscal year for which the maximum allowable inflation and
             2792      population appropriations limit is being computed under this chapter.
             2793          (10) "Most recent fiscal year's population" means the fiscal year population two fiscal
             2794      years previous to the fiscal year for which the maximum allowable inflation and population
             2795      appropriations limit is being computed under this chapter.
             2796          (11) "Population" means the number of residents of the state as of July 1 of each year
             2797      as calculated by the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget according to the procedures and
             2798      requirements of Section 63J-3-202 .
             2799          (12) "Revenues" means the revenues of the state from every tax, penalty, receipt, and
             2800      other monetary exaction and interest connected with it that are recorded as unrestricted revenue
             2801      of the General Fund and from non-Uniform School Fund income tax revenues, except as


             2802      specifically exempted by this chapter.
             2803          (13) "Security" means any bond, note, warrant, or other evidence of indebtedness,
             2804      whether or not the bond, note, warrant, or other evidence of indebtedness is or constitutes an
             2805      "indebtedness" within the meaning of any provision of the constitution or laws of this state.
             2806          Section 95. Section 63J-5-103 is amended to read:
             2807           63J-5-103. Scope and applicability of chapter.
             2808          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), and except as otherwise provided by a statute
             2809      superseding provisions of this chapter by explicit reference to this chapter, the provisions of
             2810      this chapter apply to each agency and govern each federal funds request.
             2811          (2) This chapter does not govern federal funds requests for:
             2812          (a) the Medical Assistance Program, commonly known as Medicaid;
             2813          (b) the Children's Health Insurance Program;
             2814          (c) the Women, Infant, and Children program;
             2815          (d) the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program;
             2816          (e) Social Security Act money;
             2817          (f) the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment program;
             2818          (g) Child Care and Development Block [grants] Grant;
             2819          (h) SNAP Administration and Training money;
             2820          (i) Unemployment Insurance Operations money;
             2821          (j) Federal Highway Administration money;
             2822          (k) the Utah National Guard; or
             2823          (l) pass-through federal funds.
             2824          (3) The governor need not seek legislative review or approval of federal funds received
             2825      by the state if:
             2826          (a) the governor has declared a state of emergency; and
             2827          (b) the federal funds are received to assist victims of the state of emergency under
             2828      Subsection [ 63K-4-201 ] 53-2a-204 (1).
             2829          Section 96. Section 63J-7-102 is amended to read:


             2830           63J-7-102. Scope and applicability of chapter.
             2831          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), and except as otherwise provided by a statute
             2832      superseding provisions of this chapter by explicit reference to this chapter, the provisions of
             2833      this chapter apply to each agency and govern each grant received on or after May 5, 2008.
             2834          (2) This chapter does not govern:
             2835          (a) a grant deposited into a General Fund restricted account;
             2836          (b) a grant deposited into a Trust and Agency Fund as defined in Section 51-5-4 ;
             2837          (c) a grant deposited into an Enterprise Fund as defined in Section 51-5-4 ;
             2838          (d) a grant made to the state without a restriction or other designated purpose that is
             2839      deposited into the General Fund as free revenue;
             2840          (e) a grant made to the state that is restricted only to "education" and that is deposited
             2841      into the Education Fund or Uniform School Fund as free revenue;
             2842          (f) in-kind donations;
             2843          (g) a tax, fees, penalty, fine, surcharge, money judgment, or other money due the state
             2844      when required by state law or application of state law;
             2845          (h) a contribution made under Title 59, Chapter 10, Part 13, Individual Income Tax
             2846      Contribution Act;
             2847          (i) a grant received by an agency from another agency or political subdivision;
             2848          (j) a grant to the Dairy Commission created in Title 4, Chapter 22, Dairy Promotion
             2849      Act;
             2850          (k) a grant to the Utah Science Center Authority created in Title 63H, Chapter 3, Utah
             2851      Science Center Authority;
             2852          (l) a grant to the Heber Valley Railroad Authority created in Title 63H, Chapter 4,
             2853      Heber Valley Historic Railroad Authority;
             2854          (m) a grant to the Utah State Railroad Museum Authority created in Title 63H, Chapter
             2855      5, Utah State Railroad Museum Authority;
             2856          (n) a grant to the Utah Housing Corporation created in Title 35A, Chapter 8, Part 7,
             2857      Utah Housing Corporation Act;


             2858          (o) a grant to the Utah State Fair Corporation created in Title 63H, Chapter 6, Utah
             2859      State Fair Corporation Act;
             2860          (p) a grant to the Workers' Compensation Fund created in Title 31A, Chapter 33,
             2861      Workers' Compensation Fund;
             2862          (q) a grant to the Utah State Retirement Office created in Title 49, Chapter 11, Utah
             2863      State Retirement Systems Administration;
             2864          (r) a grant to the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration created in Title
             2865      53C, Chapter 1, Part 2, School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration;
             2866          (s) a grant to the Utah Communications Agency Network created in Title 63C, Chapter
             2867      7, Utah Communications Agency Network Act;
             2868          (t) a grant to the Medical Education Program created in Section 63C-8-102 ;
             2869          (u) a grant to the Utah Capital Investment Corporation created in Title 63M, Chapter 1,
             2870      Part 12, Utah Venture Capital Enhancement Act;
             2871          (v) a grant to the Utah Charter School Finance Authority created in Section
             2872      53A-20b-103 ;
             2873          (w) a grant to the State Building Ownership Authority created in Section 63B-1-304 ;
             2874          (x) a grant to the Utah Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool created in Section
             2875      31A-29-104 ; or
             2876          (y) a grant to the Military Installation Development Authority created in Section
             2877      63H-1-201 .
             2878          (3) An agency need not seek legislative review or approval of grants under Part 2,
             2879      Grant Approval Requirements, if:
             2880          (a) the governor has declared a state of emergency; and
             2881          (b) the grant is donated to the agency to assist victims of the state of emergency under
             2882      Subsection [ 63K-4-201 ] 53-2a-204 (1).
             2883          Section 97. Section 63M-4-201 is amended to read:
             2884           63M-4-201. Governor's energy advisor -- Duties.
             2885          (1) (a) The governor shall appoint an energy advisor.


             2886          (b) The governor's energy advisor serves at the pleasure of the governor.
             2887          (2) The governor's energy advisor shall:
             2888          (a) advise the governor on energy-related matters;
             2889          (b) annually review and propose updates to the state's energy policy, as contained in
             2890      Section 63M-4-301 ;
             2891          (c) promote as the governor's energy advisor considers necessary:
             2892          (i) the development of cost-effective energy resources both renewable and
             2893      nonrenewable; and
             2894          (ii) educational programs, including programs supporting conservation and energy
             2895      efficiency measures;
             2896          (d) coordinate across state agencies to assure consistency with state energy policy,
             2897      including:
             2898          (i) working with the State Energy Program to promote access to federal assistance for
             2899      energy-related projects for state agencies and members of the public;
             2900          (ii) working with the Division of Emergency Management to assist the governor in
             2901      carrying out the governor's energy emergency powers under Title [63K] 53, Chapter [2,] 2a,
             2902      Part 10, Energy Emergency Powers of the Governor Act;
             2903          (iii) participating in the annual review of the energy emergency plan and the
             2904      maintenance of the energy emergency plan and a current list of contact persons required by
             2905      Section [ 53-2-110 ] 53-2a-902 ; and
             2906          (iv) identifying and proposing measures necessary to facilitate low-income consumers'
             2907      access to energy services;
             2908          (e) coordinate with the Division of Emergency Management ongoing activities
             2909      designed to test an energy emergency plan to ensure coordination and information sharing
             2910      among state agencies and political subdivisions in the state, public utilities and other energy
             2911      suppliers, and other relevant public sector persons as required by Sections [53-2-110 ,
             2912      63K-2-201 , 63K-2-205 , and 63K-2-301 ] 53-2a-902 , 53-2a-1004 , 53-2a-1008 , and 53-2a-1010 ;
             2913          (f) coordinate with requisite state agencies to study:


             2914          (i) the creation of a centralized state repository for energy-related information;
             2915          (ii) methods for streamlining state review and approval processes for energy-related
             2916      projects; and
             2917          (iii) the development of multistate energy transmission and transportation
             2918      infrastructure;
             2919          (g) coordinate energy-related regulatory processes within the state;
             2920          (h) compile, and make available to the public, information about federal, state, and
             2921      local approval requirements for energy-related projects;
             2922          (i) act as the state's advocate before federal and local authorities for energy-related
             2923      infrastructure projects or coordinate with the appropriate state agency; and
             2924          (j) help promote the Division of Facilities Construction and Management's measures to
             2925      improve energy efficiency in state buildings.
             2926          (3) The governor's energy advisor has standing to testify on behalf of the governor at
             2927      the Public Service Commission created in Section 54-1-1 .
             2928          Section 98. Section 73-18-24 is amended to read:
             2929           73-18-24. Search and rescue fee -- Amount -- Deposition.
             2930          (1) In addition to the fee imposed under Section 73-18-7 , there is imposed a search and
             2931      rescue fee of 50 cents on each motorboat or sailboat required to pay the fee imposed under
             2932      Subsection 73-18-7 (2) to be registered or renewed under Section 73-18-7 .
             2933          (2) The fees imposed under this section shall be collected in the same manner and by
             2934      the same agency designated to collect the fees imposed under this chapter.
             2935          (3) The fees collected under this section shall be deposited in the General Fund as
             2936      dedicated credits for the Search and Rescue Financial Assistance Program created under
             2937      Section [ 53-2-107 ] 53-2a-1101 .
             2938          Section 99. Section 76-8-317 is amended to read:
             2939           76-8-317. Refusal to comply with order to evacuate or other orders issued in a
             2940      local or state emergency -- Penalties.
             2941          (1) A person may not refuse to comply with an order to evacuate issued under this


             2942      chapter or refuse to comply with any other order issued by the governor in a state of an
             2943      emergency under Section [ 63K-4-201 ] 53-2a-204 or by a chief executive officer in a local
             2944      emergency under Section [ 63K-4-202 ] 53-2a-205 , if notice of the order has been given to that
             2945      person.
             2946          (2) A person who violates this section is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
             2947          Section 100. Repealer.
             2948          This bill repeals:
             2949          Section 63K-3-101, Title.
             2950          Section 63K-3-102, Definitions.


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