H.B. 90 Enrolled
7 Tim M. Cosgrove
8 Rebecca Chavez-Houck
9 Joel K. Briscoe
10 Rebecca D. Lockhart
11 Jacob L. Anderegg
12 Patrice M. Arent
13 Jim Bird
14 Rich Cunningham
15 Jack R. Draxler
16 Susan Duckworth
Rebecca P. EdwardsJanice M. Fisher
Francis D. Gibson
Richard A. Greenwood
Stephen G. Handy
Lynn N. Hemingway
Eric K. Hutchings
Brian S. King
Bradley G. Last
Dana L. Layton
Carol Spackman Moss
Michael E. NoelCurtis Oda
Marie H. Poulson
Edward H. Redd
V. Lowry Snow
Mark A. Wheatley
Ryan D. Wilcox
Larry B. Wiley
Brad R. Wilson 17
18 LONG TITLE
19 General Description:
20 This bill modifies the Utah Workforce Services Code to enact the Women in the
21 Economy Commission Act.
22 Highlighted Provisions:
23 This bill:
24 . enacts the Women in the Economy Commission Act, including:
25 . defining terms;
26 . creating the commission;
27 . establishing the purposes, powers, and duties of the commission; and
28 . requiring reporting; and
29 . provides a sunset date.
30 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
32 Other Special Clauses:
34 Utah Code Sections Affected:
36 63I-1-235 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 278
38 35A-11-101 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
39 35A-11-102 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
40 35A-11-201 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
41 35A-11-202 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
42 35A-11-203 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
44 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
45 Section 1. Section 35A-11-101 is enacted to read:
48 35A-11-101. Title.
49 This chapter is known as the "Women in the Economy Commission Act."
50 Section 2. Section 35A-11-102 is enacted to read:
51 35A-11-102. Definitions.
52 As used in this chapter:
53 (1) "Commission" means the Women in the Economy Commission created in Section
54 35A-11-201 .
55 (2) "State institution of higher education" is as defined in Section 53B-3-102 .
56 Section 3. Section 35A-11-201 is enacted to read:
58 35A-11-201. Women in the Economy Commission created.
59 (1) There is created within the department a commission known as the "Women in the
60 Economy Commission."
61 (2) The commission shall consist of 11 members as follows:
62 (a) one senator appointed by the president of the Senate;
63 (b) one senator appointed by the minority leader of the Senate;
64 (c) one representative appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;
65 (d) one representative appointed by the minority leader of the House of
67 (e) the executive director of the department, or the executive director's designee; and
68 (f) six members appointed by the governor as follows:
69 (i) a representative of a business with fewer than 50 employees that has been awarded
70 for work flexibility or work-life balance;
71 (ii) a representative of a business with 50 or more employees, but fewer than 500
72 employees, that has been awarded for work flexibility or work-life balance;
73 (iii) a representative of a business with 500 or more employees that has been awarded
74 for work flexibility or work-life balance;
75 (iv) an individual who has experience in demographic work and is employed by a state
76 institution of higher education;
77 (v) one individual from a nonprofit organization that addresses issues related to
78 domestic violence; and
79 (vi) one individual with managerial experience with organized labor.
80 (3) (a) When a vacancy occurs in a position appointed by the governor under
81 Subsection (2)(f), the governor shall appoint a person to fill the vacancy.
82 (b) Members appointed under Subsection (2)(f) may be removed by the governor for
84 (c) A member appointed under Subsection (2)(f) shall be removed from the
85 commission and replaced by the governor if the member is absent for three consecutive
86 meetings of the commission without being excused by the chair of the commission.
87 (d) A member serves until the member's successor is appointed and qualified.
88 (4) In appointing the members under Subsection (2)(f), the governor shall:
89 (a) take into account the geographical makeup of the commission; and
90 (b) strive to appoint members who are knowledgeable or have an interest in issues
91 related to women in the economy.
92 (5) (a) The commission shall select two members to serve as cochairs, one of which
93 shall be a legislator.
94 (b) Subject to the other provisions of this Subsection (5), the cochairs are responsible
95 for the call and conduct of meetings.
96 (c) The cochairs shall call and hold meetings of the commission at least every two
98 (d) One of the bimonthly meetings described in Subsection (5)(c) shall be held while
99 the Legislature is convened in its annual general session.
100 (e) One or more additional meetings may be called upon request by a majority of the
101 commission's members.
102 (6) (a) A majority of the members of the commission constitutes a quorum.
103 (b) The action of a majority of a quorum constitutes the action of the commission.
104 (7) (a) A member of the commission described in Subsection (2)(e) or (f) may not
105 receive compensation or benefits for the member's service, but may receive per diem and travel
106 expenses in accordance with:
107 (i) Section 63A-3-106 ;
108 (ii) Section 63A-3-107 ; and
109 (iii) rules made by the Division of Finance pursuant to Sections 63A-3-106 and
110 63A-3-107 .
111 (b) Compensation and expenses of a member who is a legislator are governed by
112 Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rules, Title 5, Legislative Compensation and Expenses.
113 (8) The department shall provide staff support to the commission.
114 Section 4. Section 35A-11-202 is enacted to read:
115 35A-11-202. Purpose -- Powers and duties of the commission.
116 (1) The commission's purpose is to:
117 (a) increase public and government understanding of the current and future impact and
118 needs of the state's women in the economy and how those needs may be most effectively and
119 efficiently met;
120 (b) identify and recommend implementation of specific policies, procedures, and
121 programs to respond to the rights, needs, and impact of women in the economy; and
122 (c) facilitate coordination of the functions of public and private entities concerned with
123 women in the economy.
124 (2) The commission shall:
125 (a) facilitate the communication and coordination of public and private entities that
126 provide services to women or protect the rights of women;
127 (b) study, evaluate, and report on the status and effectiveness of policies, procedures,
128 and programs that provide services to women or protect the rights of women;
129 (c) study and evaluate the policies, procedures, and programs implemented by other
130 states that address the needs of women in the economy or protect the rights of women;
131 (d) facilitate and conduct the research and study of issues related to women in the
133 (e) provide a forum for public comment on issues related to women in the economy;
134 (f) provide public information on women in the economy and the services available to
135 women; and
136 (g) encourage state and local governments to analyze, plan, and prepare for the impact
137 of women in the economy on services and operations.
138 (3) To accomplish its duties, the commission may:
139 (a) request and receive from a state or local government agency or institution summary
140 information relating to women in the economy, including:
141 (i) reports;
142 (ii) audits;
143 (iii) projections; and
144 (iv) statistics;
145 (b) apply for and accept grants or donations for uses consistent with the duties of the
146 commission from public or private sources; and
147 (c) appoint one or more special committees to advise and assist the commission.
148 (4) Money received under Subsection (3)(b) shall be:
149 (a) accounted for and expended in compliance with the requirements of federal and
150 state law; and
151 (b) continuously available to the commission to carry out the commission's duties.
152 (5) (a) A member of a special committee described in Subsection (3)(c):
153 (i) shall be appointed by the commission;
154 (ii) may be:
155 (A) a member of the commission; or
156 (B) an individual from the private or public sector; and
157 (iii) notwithstanding Section 35A-11-201 , may not receive reimbursement or pay for
158 any work done in relation to the special committee.
159 (b) A special committee described in Subsection (3)(c) shall report to the commission
160 on the progress of the special committee.
161 Section 5. Section 35A-11-203 is enacted to read:
162 35A-11-203. Annual report.
163 (1) The commission shall annually prepare and publish a report directed to the:
164 (a) governor;
165 (b) Education Interim Committee;
166 (c) Economic Development and Workforce Services Interim Committee;
167 (d) Executive Appropriations Committee;
168 (e) Legislative Management Committee;
169 (f) Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee; and
170 (g) State Council on Workforce Services.
171 (2) The report described in Subsection (1) shall:
172 (a) describe how the commission fulfilled its statutory purposes and duties during the
173 year; and
174 (b) contain recommendations on how the state should act to address issues relating to
175 women in the economy.
176 Section 6. Section 63I-1-235 is amended to read:
177 63I-1-235. Repeal dates, Title 35A.
178 (1) Title 35A, Utah Workforce Services Code, is repealed July 1, 2015.
179 (2) Title 35A, Chapter 8, Part 7, Utah Housing Corporation Act, is repealed July 1,
181 (3) Title 35A, Chapter 8, Part 18, Transitional Housing and Community Development
182 Advisory Council, is repealed July 1, 2014.
183 (4) Title 35A, Chapter 11, Women in the Economy Commission Act, is repealed July
184 1, 2016.
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