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8 LONG TITLE
9 Committee Note:
10 The Government Operations Interim Committee recommended this bill.
11 The Political Subdivisions Interim Committee recommended this bill.
12 General Description:
13 This bill recreates the Veterans Reintegration Task Force.
14 Highlighted Provisions:
15 This bill:
16 . recreates the Veterans Reintegration Task Force and limits its composition to not
17 more than 21 members;
18 . requires the task force to further study the difficulties encountered by returning
19 servicemembers after deployments and create a statewide action plan for assisting
21 . reintegration into communities;
22 . finding employment;
23 . pursuing education; and
24 . locating services for veterans;
25 . charges the task force with creating a statewide action plan for collaborating,
26 assisting, and coordinating with reintegration; and
27 . requires that the task force report to the Government Operations Interim Committee.
28 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
29 This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2012-13:
30 . To the Senate, as a one-time appropriation:
31 . from the General Fund, $6,000, to pay for the Veterans Reintegration Task
32 Force; and
33 . To the House of Representatives, as a one-time appropriation:
34 . from the General Fund, $9,000, to pay for the Veterans Reintegration Task
36 Other Special Clauses:
37 This bill is repealed on November 30, 2013.
38 Uncodified Material Affected:
39 ENACTS UNCODIFIED MATERIAL
41 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
42 Section 1. Veterans Reintegration Task Force -- Creation -- Membership --
43 Quorum -- Compensation -- Staff.
44 (1) There is created the Veterans Reintegration Task Force consisting of no more than
45 21 members, including the following:
46 (a) two members of the Senate appointed by the president of the Senate, no more than
47 one of whom may be from the same political party;
48 (b) three members of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the
49 House of Representatives, no more than two of whom may be from the same political party;
50 (c) the executive director of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the director's
52 (d) the executive director of the Department of Workforce Services or the director's
54 (e) the executive director of the Department of Health or the director's designee;
55 (f) the executive director of the Department of Human Services or the director's
57 (g) the director of the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing or the
58 director's designee;
59 (h) a representative from the Administrative Office of the Courts who is
60 knowledgeable in court services and availability, appointed by the Judicial Council;
61 (i) a representative from the Utah National Guard appointed by the Adjutant General;
62 (j) the Employment Services for Guard and Reserve Transition Assistance Advisor;
63 (k) a representative from the Board of Regents;
64 (l) a representative from the League of Cities and Towns;
65 (m) members added to the task force by the members during the 2012 Interim; and
66 (n) any other representatives of agencies or organizations the task force considers
67 necessary to complete its charge.
68 (2) (a) The president of the Senate shall designate a member of the Senate appointed
69 under Subsection (1)(a) as a cochair of the task force.
70 (b) The speaker of the House of Representatives shall designate a member of the House
71 of Representatives appointed under Subsection (1)(b) as a cochair of the task force.
72 (3) A majority of the members of the task force constitute a quorum. The action of a
73 majority of a quorum constitutes the action of the task force.
74 (4) (a) Salaries and expenses of the members of the task force who are legislators shall
75 be paid in accordance with Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rules, Title 5, Chapter 3,
76 Expense and Mileage Reimbursement for Authorized Legislative Meetings, Special Sessions,
77 and Veto Override Sessions.
78 (b) A member of the task force who is not a legislator may not receive compensation
79 for their work associated with the task force, but may receive per diem and reimbursement for
80 travel expenses incurred as a member of the task force at the rates established by the Division
81 of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
82 (5) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall provide staff support
83 to the task force.
84 Section 2. Duties -- Interim report.
85 (1) The task force shall review and make recommendations on the following issues:
86 (a) difficulties encountered by service members returning from deployments or
87 veterans who have been separated from military service, including:
88 (i) regaining employment;
89 (ii) managing finances;
90 (iii) suicide prevention; and
91 (iv) obtaining assistance with deployment and service related health issues;
92 (b) creation of a statewide action plan for returning service members, veterans and their
93 families; and
94 (c) coordination of resources across state and local governments to assist service
95 members, veterans, and their families.
96 (2) A final report, including any proposed legislation shall be presented to the
97 Government Operations Interim Committee before November 30, 2013.
98 Section 3. Appropriation.
99 Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, the
100 following sums of money are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or
101 reduced from amounts previously appropriated, out of the funds or accounts indicated for the
102 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2013. These are additions to any
103 amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2013.
104 To Legislature - Senate
105 From General Fund, one-time
106 Schedule of Programs:
107 Administration $4,000
108 To Legislature - House of Representatives
109 From General Fund, one-time
110 Schedule of Programs:
111 Administration $6,000
112 Section 4. Repeal date.
113 This bill is repealed on November 30, 2013.
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-14-12 11:24 AM