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S.B. 2001 Enrolled

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NATIONAL PARK FUNDING

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2013 SECOND SPECIAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: J. Stuart Adams

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House Sponsor: Don L. Ipson

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill addresses issues relating to the operation of national parks, national
             10      monuments, and national recreation areas within the state.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    authorizes funds in the Sovereign Lands Management Account to be used to pay
             14      one or more federal government entities for the ongoing operation of national parks,
             15      national monuments, and national recreation areas within the state; and
             16          .    repeals the authorization on December 2, 2013.
             17      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2014:
             19          .    to the Department of Natural Resources - Parks and Recreation Capital Budget as a
             20      one-time appropriation, from the Sovereign Lands Management Account,
             21      $1,665,700; and
             22          .    to the Department of Natural Resources - Parks and Recreation - National Parks
             23      Operation Contributions as a one-time appropriation, from the Sovereign Lands
             24      Management Account, $6,996,100.
             25      Other Special Clauses:
             26          This bill provides an immediate effective date.
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             28      AMENDS:
             29          65A-5-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 303


             30      ENACTS:
             31          63I-2-265, Utah Code Annotated 1953
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             33      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             34          Section 1. Section 63I-2-265 is enacted to read:
             35          63I-2-265. Repeal dates -- Title 65A.
             36          Subsection 65A-5-1 (4) is repealed on December 2, 2013.
             37          Section 2. Section 65A-5-1 is amended to read:
             38           65A-5-1. Sovereign Lands Management Account -- Creation -- Contents --
             39      Appropriation to fund division expenses.
             40          (1) There is created within the General Fund a restricted account known as the
             41      Sovereign Lands Management Account.
             42          (2) The account shall consist of the following:
             43          (a) all revenues derived from sovereign lands; and
             44          (b) that portion of all revenues derived from mineral leases on other lands managed by
             45      the division necessary to recover management costs.
             46          (3) All expenditures of the division relating directly to the management of state lands
             47      shall be funded by appropriation by the Legislature from the Sovereign Lands Management
             48      Account or other sources.
             49          (4) The Legislature may appropriate funds in the account to reimburse one or more
             50      state government entities for money contributed to the federal government for the operation of
             51      national parks, national monuments, and national recreation areas in the state.
             52          Section 3. Appropriation.
             53          Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, for
             54      the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2014, the following sums of money
             55      are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or reduced from amounts
             56      previously appropriated, out of the funds or accounts indicated. These sums of money are in
             57      addition to any amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2014.


             58          Item 1 - To Department of Natural Resources - Parks and Recreation Capital Budget
             59              From General Fund Restricted - Sovereign Lands Management,
             60              One-time
$1,665,700

             61              Schedule of Programs:
             62                  Renovation and Development        $1,665,700
             63          The Legislature intends that:
             64          (1) any amount appropriated from the Sovereign Lands Management Account not used
             65      to open and operate national parks, national monuments, and national recreation areas lapses
             66      back to the Sovereign Lands Management Account under Subsection 63J-1-601 (2) at the close
             67      of fiscal year 2014; and
             68          (2) the governor and the Division of Parks and Recreation contact Utah's United States
             69      senators and congressional representatives and urge them to introduce or amend legislation to
             70      fully reimburse the state of Utah for any amount expended under this appropriation.
             71          Item 2 - To Department of Natural Resources - State Parks and Recreation - National
             72      Parks Operation Contributions
             73              From General Fund Restricted - Sovereign Lands Management,
             74              One-time
$6,996,100

             75              Schedule of Programs:
             76                  National Parks Operation Contributions    $6,996,100
             77          The Legislature intends that:
             78          (1) the Division of Parks and Recreation may, subject to Subsections (2), (3), and (4)
             79      contribute money authorized by this appropriation to open and operate national parks, national
             80      monuments, and national recreation areas in one week increments;
             81          (2) before October 28, 2013, the Division of Parks and Recreation submit a written
             82      report to the Executive Appropriations Committee that:
             83          (a) subject to the availability of appropriate federal government entities:
             84          (i) estimates the current daily contribution amount for the operation of national parks,
             85      national monuments, and national recreation areas; and


             86          (ii) reports on negotiations to lower the daily contribution amount, if warranted, and to
             87      reopen the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge; or
             88          (b) appropriate federal government entities were unavailable to provide the information
             89      under Subsection (2)(a);
             90          (3) after October 28, 2013, the Division of Parks and Recreation, before contributing to
             91      the United States government any money appropriated in this bill, shall submit a statement to
             92      the Executive Appropriations Committee identifying the amount of money to be contributed to
             93      the United States government;
             94          (4) after October 28, 2013, the Executive Appropriations Committee recommend to the
             95      Division of Parks and Recreation that the Division of Parks and Recreation either:
             96          (a) expend the appropriated money to keep national parks, national monuments, and
             97      national recreation areas operating for an additional week; or
             98          (b) not expend the appropriated money; and
             99          (5) the governor and the Division of Parks and Recreation contact Utah's United States
             100      senators and congressional representatives and urge them to introduce or amend legislation to
             101      fully reimburse the state of Utah for any amount expended under this appropriation.
             102          Section 4. Effective date.
             103          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             104      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             105      Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             106      the date of veto override.


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