First Substitute H.B. 166
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:
17 Other Special Clauses:
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
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
24 63J-3-202 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 310
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.
67 year and ending on December 31 of the same year.
69 expenditures and includes the settlement under Laws of Utah 1988, Fourth Special Session,
70 Chapter 4.
72 ending on June 30 of the subsequent year.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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
115 (4) The state appropriations limit for each fiscal year shall be calculated by:
116 (a) (ƒ.1a)
118 (i) (ƒ.1ai)
119 (ii) (ƒ.1aii)
120 (iii) (ƒ.1aiii)
121 (iv) (ƒ.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
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.