First Substitute H.B. 166

Representative Craig Hall proposes the following substitute bill:


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RECODIFICATION OF APPROPRIATIONS LIMIT

             2     
FORMULA

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2014 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Craig Hall

             6     
Senate Sponsor: ____________

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill recodifies the state appropriations limit.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    recodifies and clarifies the state appropriations limit formula; and
             14          .    makes technical and conforming amendments.
             15      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21           63J-3-103 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapters 295, 310, and 400
             22           63J-3-201 , as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             23      REPEALS:
             24           63J-3-202 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 310
             25     
             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:


             27          Section 1. Section 63J-3-103 is amended to read:
             28           63J-3-103. Definitions.
             29          As used in this chapter:
             30          (1) (a) "Appropriations" means actual unrestricted capital and operating appropriations
             31      from unrestricted General Fund and Education Fund sources.
             32          (b) "Appropriations" includes appropriations that are contingent upon available
             33      surpluses in the General Fund and Education Fund.
             34          (c) "Appropriations" does not mean:
             35          (i) public education expenditures;
             36          (ii) Utah Education Network expenditures in support of public education;
             37          (iii) Utah College of Applied Technology expenditures in support of public education;
             38          (iv) Tax Commission expenditures related to collection of income taxes in support of
             39      public education;
             40          (v) debt service expenditures;
             41          (vi) emergency expenditures;
             42          (vii) expenditures from all other fund or subfund sources;
             43          (viii) transfers or appropriations from the Education Fund to the Uniform School Fund;
             44          (ix) transfers into, or appropriations made to, the General Fund Budget Reserve
             45      Account established in Section 63J-1-312 ;
             46          (x) transfers into, or appropriations made to, the Education Budget Reserve Account
             47      established in Section 63J-1-313 ;
             48          (xi) transfers in accordance with Section 63J-1-314 into, or appropriations made to the
             49      State Disaster Recovery Restricted Account created in Section 53-2a-603 ;
             50          (xii) money appropriated to fund the total one-time project costs for the construction of
             51      capital developments as defined in Section 63A-5-104 ;
             52          (xiii) transfers or deposits into or appropriations made to the Centennial Highway Fund
             53      created by Section 72-2-118 ;
             54          (xiv) transfers or deposits into or appropriations made to the Transportation Investment
             55      Fund of 2005 created by Section 72-2-124 ;
             56          (xv) transfers or deposits into or appropriations made to:
             57          (A) the Department of Transportation from any source; or


             58          (B) any transportation-related account or fund from any source; or
             59          (xvi) supplemental appropriations from the General Fund to the Division of Forestry,
             60      Fire, and State Lands to provide money for wildland fire control expenses incurred during the
             61      current or previous fire years.
             62          [(2) "Base year real per capita appropriations" means the result obtained for the state by
             63      dividing the fiscal year 1985 actual appropriations of the state less debt money by:]
             64          [(a) the state's July 1, 1983 population; and]
             65          [(b) the fiscal year 1983 inflation index divided by 100.]
             66          [(3)] (2) "Calendar year" means the time period beginning on January 1 of any given
             67      year and ending on December 31 of the same year.
             68          [(4)] (3) "Fiscal emergency" means an extraordinary occurrence requiring immediate
             69      expenditures and includes the settlement under Laws of Utah 1988, Fourth Special Session,
             70      Chapter 4.
             71          [(5)] (4) "Fiscal year" means the time period beginning on July 1 of any given year and
             72      ending on June 30 of the subsequent year.
             73          [(6) "Fiscal year 1985 actual base year appropriations" means fiscal year 1985 actual
             74      capital and operations appropriations from General Fund and non-Uniform School Fund
             75      income tax revenue sources, less debt money.]
             76          [(7) "Inflation index" means the change in the general price level of goods and services
             77      as measured by the Gross National Product Implicit Price Deflator of the Bureau of Economic
             78      Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce calculated as provided in Section 63J-3-202 .]
             79          [(8)] (5) (a) "Maximum allowable appropriations limit" means the appropriations that
             80      could be, or could have been, spent in any given year under the limitations of this chapter.
             81          (b) "Maximum allowable appropriations limit" does not mean actual appropriations
             82      spent or actual expenditures.
             83          [(9) "Most recent fiscal year's inflation index" means the fiscal year inflation index two
             84      fiscal years previous to the fiscal year for which the maximum allowable inflation and
             85      population appropriations limit is being computed under this chapter.]


             86          [(10) "Most recent fiscal year's population" means the fiscal year population two fiscal
             87      years previous to the fiscal year for which the maximum allowable inflation and population
             88      appropriations limit is being computed under this chapter.]
             89          [(11)] (6) "Population" means the number of residents of the state as of July 1 of each
             90      year as calculated by the Governor's Office of Management and Budget according to the
             91      procedures and requirements of Section 63J-3-202 .
             92          [(12)] (7) "Revenues" means the revenues of the state from every tax, penalty, receipt,
             93      and other monetary exaction and interest connected with it that are recorded as unrestricted
             94      revenue of the General Fund and from non-Uniform School Fund income tax revenues, except
             95      as specifically exempted by this chapter.
             96          [(13)] (8) "Security" means any bond, note, warrant, or other evidence of indebtedness,
             97      whether or not the bond, note, warrant, or other evidence of indebtedness is or constitutes an
             98      "indebtedness" within the meaning of any provision of the constitution or laws of this state.
             99          Section 2. Section 63J-3-201 is amended to read:
             100           63J-3-201. Appropriations limit -- Formula.
             101          (1) There is established a state appropriations limit for each fiscal year beginning after
             102      June 30, 1988.
             103          [(2) For each of these fiscal years, the annual legislative appropriations for this state, its
             104      agencies, departments, and institutions may not exceed that sum determined by applying the
             105      formula B* P* (I/100) in which:]
             106          [(a) "B" equals the base year real per capita appropriations for the state, its agencies,
             107      departments, and institutions;]
             108          [(b) "P" equals the most recent fiscal year's population; and]
             109          [(c) "I" equals the most recent fiscal year's inflation index adjusted to reflect fiscal year
             110      1989 as having an index value of 100.]
             111          (2) For each fiscal year, the Legislature's appropriations may not exceed the state
             112      appropriations limit that is calculated using the formula in Subsection (4).
             113          (3) The revenues specified in Section 63J-3-205 are not subject to the limitation in this
             114      section.

115 (4) The state appropriations limit for each fiscal year shall be calculated by:

116 (a) (.1a)



117 where:

118 (i) (.1ai)

119 (ii) (.1aii)

120 (iii) (.1aiii)

121 (iv) (.1aiv)

122 (b) and:

123 (i) , is the real per capita appropriations for fiscal year 1985;

124 (ii) , is the fiscal year 1985 capital and operations from General

125 Fund and non-Uniform School Fund;

126 (iii) , is the amount of debt payments made in fiscal year 1985;

127 (iv) , is:

128 (A) if available, the fiscal year population as of July 1 from two fiscal years prior to the

129 fiscal year for which the appropriations limit is being calculated as estimated by the United

130 States Census Bureau by January 31 of each year; or

131 (B) if the estimate in Subsection (4)(b)(iv)(A) is not available, the April 1 decennial

132 census count within the fiscal year, adjusted to align with the fiscal year end, calculated by

133 multiplying the census count by the sum of a quarter of the prior period population growth and

134 one;

135 (v) , is the change in the general price level of goods and services as

136 measured by the Gross National Product: Implicit Price Deflator from the 1990 vintage series

137 for fiscal year 1983 to fiscal year 1989 such that the inflation index is based in fiscal year1989

138 at 100;



139 (vi) , is the change in the general price level of goods and services as

140 measured by the Gross National Product: Implicit Price Deflator current series since 1983 up to

141 two fiscal years prior to the fiscal year for which the appropriations limit is being calculated, as

142 estimated by the United States Department of Commerce;

143 (vii) , is the average of the quarterly values of the Gross National

144 Product: Implicit Price Deflator over the course of a fiscal year as released by January 31 of

145 each year;

146 (viii) , is a program or service adjustment for a given fiscal year published by

147 the Governor's Office of Management and Budget each year, in which the state transfers partial

148 or total responsibility for funding a program or service to another unit of government as

149 described in Section 63J-3-203; and

150 (ix) , is a calculation to place historical program and service adjustments on the

151 same basis as the rest of the appropriations limit formula, and is calculated as a chain of the

152 product of the inflation and population growth rates from the initial year of adjustment.

153 Section 3. Repealer.

154 This bill repeals:

155 Section 63J-3-202, Computing formula elements.