H.B. 321





Chief Sponsor: Ronda Rudd Menlove

Senate Sponsor: Patricia W. Jones

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies Title 35A, Chapter 3, Part 1, Basic Services and Support, related to
             10      the provision of refugee services.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    provides that the Department of Workforce Services may make rules to provide for
             14      the administration of refugee services beyond the time period funded by the federal
             15      government, including the provision of:
             16              .    services to address emergency needs;
             17              .    English language training; and
             18              .    services for victims of domestic violence;
             19          .    provides that the director of the Employment Development Division administer and
             20      coordinate the refugee services:
             21              .    with input from entities involved with the provision of refugee services within
             22      the Department of Workforce Services; and
             23              .    in accordance with any state and federal requirements related to the provision of
             24      services to refugees.
             25      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             26          None
             27      Other Special Clauses:

             28          None
             29      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             30      ENACTS:
             31           35A-3-117 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             33      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             34          Section 1. Section 35A-3-117 is enacted to read:
             35          35A-3-117. Continuation of refugee services.
             36          (1) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             37      department may make rules to provide for the administration and coordination of services to
             38      refugees beyond the time period refugee assistance is provided or funded by the federal
             39      government[.], including the provision of:
             40          (a) services to address emergency needs;
             41          (b) English language training; and
             42          (c) services for victims of domestic violence.
             43          (2) The director shall administer and coordinate services under this section:
             44          (a) with input from the department and any office or advisory committee involved with
             45      the provision of refugee services within the department; and
             46          (b) in accordance with any state and federal requirements related to the provision of
             47      services to refugees.

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