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S.B. 73 Enrolled





Chief Sponsor: Jerry W. Stevenson

House Sponsor: Michael E. Noel

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill enacts the Outdoor Recreation Office Act.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    creates the Outdoor Recreation Office;
             13          .    establishes the purposes of the Outdoor Recreation Office;
             14          .    provides for the appointment of a director to administer the Outdoor Recreation
             15      Office;
             16          .    establishes the duties of the director; and
             17          .    requires the director to submit an annual report to legislative committees.
             18      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          This bill provides an immediate effective date.
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      ENACTS:
             24          63M-1-3201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             25          63M-1-3202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             26          63M-1-3203, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             27          63M-1-3204, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             28          63M-1-3205, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             29          63M-1-3206, Utah Code Annotated 1953

             31      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             32          Section 1. Section 63M-1-3201 is enacted to read:
Part 32. Utah Outdoor Recreation Office Act

             34          63M-1-3201. Title.
             35          This part is known as "Utah Outdoor Recreation Office Act."
             36          Section 2. Section 63M-1-3202 is enacted to read:
             37          63M-1-3202. Definitions.
             38          As used in this part:
             39          (1) "Director" means the director of the office.
             40          (2) "Executive director" means the director of the Governor's Office of Economic
             41      Development created in Section 63M-1-201 .
             42          (3) "Office" means the Outdoor Recreation Office created in Section 63M-1-3204 .
             43          Section 3. Section 63M-1-3203 is enacted to read:
             44          63M-1-3203. Policy.
             45          It is the declared policy of the state that outdoor recreation is vital to a diverse economy
             46      and a healthy community.
             47          Section 4. Section 63M-1-3204 is enacted to read:
             48          63M-1-3204. Creation of office and appointment of director -- Purposes of office.
             49          (1) There is created within the Governor's Office of Economic Development an
             50      Outdoor Recreation Office.
             51          (2) (a) The executive director shall appoint a director of the office.
             52          (b) The director shall report to the executive director and may appoint staff.
             53          (3) The purposes of the office are to:
             54          (a) coordinate outdoor recreation policy, management, and promotion:
             55          (i) among state and federal agencies and local government entities in the state; and
             56          (ii) with the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office created in Section 63J-4-602 , if
             57      public land is involved;

             58          (b) promote economic development by:
             59          (i) coordinating with outdoor recreation stakeholders;
             60          (ii) improving recreational opportunities; and
             61          (iii) recruiting outdoor recreation business;
             62          (c) recommend to the governor and Legislature policies and initiatives to enhance
             63      recreational amenities and experiences in the state and help implement those policies and
             64      initiatives;
             65          (d) develop data regarding the impacts of outdoor recreation in the state; and
             66          (e) promote the health and social benefits of outdoor recreation, especially to young
             67      people.
             68          Section 5. Section 63M-1-3205 is enacted to read:
             69          63M-1-3205. Duties of director.
             70          (1) The director shall:
             71          (a) assure that the purposes outlined in Subsection 63M-1-3204 (3) are fulfilled; and
             72          (b) organize and provide administrative oversight to the office staff.
             73          (2) By following the procedures and requirements of Title 63J, Chapter 5, Federal
             74      Funds Procedures Act, the office may:
             75          (a) seek federal grants or loans;
             76          (b) seek to participate in federal programs; and
             77          (c) in accordance with applicable federal program guidelines, administer federally
             78      funded outdoor recreation programs.
             79          (3) For purposes of administering this part, the office may make rules in accordance
             80      with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             81          Section 6. Section 63M-1-3206 is enacted to read:
             82          63M-1-3206. Report to legislative committees.
             83          Before November 1 of each year, the director shall submit an annual report to the
             84      Economic Development and Workforce Services Interim Committee and the Natural
             85      Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim Committee.

             86          Section 7. Effective date.
             87          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             88      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             89      Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             90      the date of veto override.

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