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S.B. 268

             1     

PRISON RELOCATION COMMISSION

             2     
2014 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Jerry W. Stevenson

             5     
House Sponsor: Brad R. Wilson

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill addresses the creation of a Prison Relocation Commission.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    enacts provisions creating the Prison Relocation Commission;
             13          .    provides for commission membership, duties, and responsibilities;
             14          .    requires the commission to study and make recommendations on how and where to
             15      move the state prison; and
             16          .    provides for the repeal of commission provisions.
             17      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2013-14:
             19          .    to the Senate, as a one-time appropriation:
             20              .    from the General Fund, $14,000, to pay salaries of senators serving on the
             21      Prison Relocation Commission;
             22          .    to the House of Representatives, as a one-time appropriation:
             23              .    from the General Fund, $19,000, to pay salaries of representatives serving on
             24      the Prison Relocation Commission;
             25          .    to the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, as a one-time
             26      appropriation:
             27              .    from the General Fund, $50,000, to pay for staff services for the Prison


             28      Relocation Commission; and
             29          .    to the Division of Facilities Construction and Management, as a one-time
             30      appropriation:
             31              .    from the General Fund, $5,000,000, to pay for new prison siting services.
             32      Other Special Clauses:
             33          This bill provides an immediate effective date.
             34      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             35      AMENDS:
             36           63I-1-263 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapters 28, 62, 101, 167, 250, and
             37      413
             38      ENACTS:
             39           63C-15-101 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             40           63C-15-102 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             41           63C-15-201 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             42           63C-15-202 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             43           63C-15-203 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             44           63C-15-204 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             45     
             46      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             47          Section 1. Section 63C-15-101 is enacted to read:
             48     
CHAPTER 15. PRISON RELOCATION COMMISSION

             49     
Part 1. General Provisions

             50          63C-15-101. Title.
             51          This chapter is known as "Prison Relocation Commission."
             52          Section 2. Section 63C-15-102 is enacted to read:
             53          63C-15-102. Definitions.
             54          As used in this chapter:
             55          (1) "Commission" means the Prison Relocation Commission, created in Section
             56      63C-15-201 .
             57          (2) "Department" means the Department of Corrections, created in Section 64-13-2 .
             58          (3) "Division" means the Division of Facilities Construction and Management, created


             59      in Section 63A-5-201 .
             60          (4) "Justice commission" means the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice,
             61      created in Section 63M-7-201 .
             62          (5) "State prison" means the prison that the state operates in Salt Lake County.
             63          Section 3. Section 63C-15-201 is enacted to read:
             64     
Part 2. Commission Provisions

             65          63C-15-201. Commission created -- Membership -- Cochairs -- Removal --
             66      Vacancy.
             67          (1) There is created an advisory commission known as the Prison Relocation
             68      Commission, composed of:
             69          (a) three members of the Senate, appointed by the president of the Senate, no more
             70      than two of whom may be from the same political party;
             71          (b) four members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the speaker of the
             72      House of Representatives, no more than three of whom may be from the same political party;
             73          (c) the executive director of the justice commission, appointed under Section
             74      63M-7-203 ; and
             75          (d) the executive director of the department, appointed under Section 64-13-3 , or the
             76      executive director's designee.
             77          (2) The commission members from the Senate and House of Representatives are voting
             78      members of the commission, and the members appointed under Subsections (1)(c) and (d) are
             79      nonvoting members of the commission.
             80          (3) The president of the Senate shall appoint one of the commission members from the
             81      Senate as cochair of the commission, and the speaker of the House of Representatives shall
             82      appoint one of the commission members from the House of Representatives as cochair of the
             83      commission.
             84          (4) The president of the Senate may remove a member appointed under Subsection
             85      (1)(a), and the speaker of the House of Representatives may remove a member appointed under
             86      Subsection (1)(b).
             87          (5) A vacancy of a member appointed under Subsection (1)(a) or (b) shall be filled in
             88      the same manner as an appointment of the member whose departure from the commission
             89      creates the vacancy.


             90          (6) A commission member shall serve until a successor is duly appointed and qualified.
             91          Section 4. Section 63C-15-202 is enacted to read:
             92          63C-15-202. Quorum and voting requirements -- Bylaws -- Salaries and expenses
             93      -- Staff.
             94          (1) A majority of the voting commission members constitutes a quorum, and the action
             95      of a majority of a quorum constitutes action of the commission.
             96          (2) The commission may adopt bylaws to govern its operations and proceedings.
             97          (3) (a) Salaries and expenses of commission members who are legislators shall be paid
             98      in accordance with Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rules, Title 5, Chapter 3, Legislative
             99      Compensation.
             100          (b) A commission member who is not a legislator may not receive compensation,
             101      benefits, per diem, or expense reimbursement for the member's service on the commission.
             102          (4) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall provide staff support
             103      to the commission.
             104          Section 5. Section 63C-15-203 is enacted to read:
             105          63C-15-203. Commission duties and responsibilities.
             106          (1) The commission shall:
             107          (a) carefully and deliberately consider, study, and evaluate how and where to move the
             108      state prison, and in that process:
             109          (i) consider whether to locate new prison facilities on land already owned by the state
             110      or on land that is currently in other public or private ownership but that the state may acquire or
             111      lease, whether to locate new prison facilities at one location or multiple locations, and to what
             112      extent future corrections needs may be met by existing state and county facilities; and
             113          (ii) take into account relevant objectives, including:
             114          (A) coordinating the commission's efforts with the efforts of the justice commission
             115      and the department to evaluate criminal justice policies to increase public safety, reduce
             116      recidivism, and reduce prison population growth;
             117          (B) ensuring that new prison facilities are conducive to future inmate programming that
             118      encourages a reduction in recidivism;
             119          (C) locating new prison facilities to help facilitate an adequate level of volunteer and
             120      staff support that will allow for a correctional program that is commensurate with the high


             121      standards that should be maintained in the state;
             122          (D) locating new prison facilities within a reasonable distance of comprehensive
             123      medical facilities;
             124          (E) locating new prison facilities to be compatible with surrounding land uses for the
             125      foreseeable future;
             126          (F) locating new prison facilities with careful consideration given to the concerns of
             127      access to courts, visiting and public access, expansion capabilities, emergency response factors,
             128      and the availability of infrastructure;
             129          (G) supporting new prison facilities by one or more appropriations from the
             130      Legislature;
             131          (H) developing performance specifications for new prison facilities that facilitate a
             132      high quality correctional program;
             133          (I) phasing in construction over a period of time; and
             134          (J) making every reasonable effort to maximize efficiencies and cost savings that result
             135      from building and operating newer, more efficient prison facilities;
             136          (b) invite the participation in commission meetings of interested parties, the public,
             137      experts in the area of prison facilities, and any others the commission considers to have
             138      information or ideas that would be useful to the commission;
             139          (c) formulate recommendations concerning:
             140          (i) the location or locations to which the new prison facilities should be moved;
             141          (ii) the type of facilities that should be constructed to accommodate the prison
             142      population and to facilitate implementation of any new corrections programs; and
             143          (iii) the extent to which future corrections needs can be met by existing state or county
             144      facilities; and
             145          (d) before the start of the 2015 General Session of the Legislature, report the
             146      commission's recommendations in writing to the Legislature and governor.
             147          (2) The commission may:
             148          (a) meet as many times as the commission considers necessary or advisable in order to
             149      fulfill its responsibilities under this part; and
             150          (b) hire or direct the hiring of one or more consultants with experience or expertise in a
             151      subject under consideration by the commission, to assist the commission in fulfilling its duties


             152      under this part.
             153          (3) The commission may not:
             154          (a) consider or evaluate future uses of the property on which the state prison is
             155      currently located;
             156          (b) make recommendations concerning the future use or development of the land on
             157      which the state prison is currently located;
             158          (c) make any commitments or enter into any contracts for the acquisition of land for
             159      new state prison facilities or regarding the construction of new state prison facilities; or
             160          (d) initiate or pursue the procurement of a person to design or construct new prison
             161      facilities.
             162          Section 6. Section 63C-15-204 is enacted to read:
             163          63C-15-204. Other agencies' cooperation and actions.
             164          (1) The department and the justice commission shall work cooperatively with the
             165      commission to help ensure that the location and nature of new prison facilities that the
             166      commission recommends are conducive to and consistent with any anticipated reforms of or
             167      changes to the state's corrections system and correction programs.
             168          (2) As the commission works to formulate recommendations on how and where to
             169      relocate the state prison, the division may, in consultation with the commission, undertake
             170      efforts, consistent with the recommendations being formulated by the commission:
             171          (a) to develop performance specifications for future prison facilities; and
             172          (b) to identify and secure the rights to land that appears to be suitable for future prison
             173      facilities.
             174          (3) All state agencies and political subdivisions of the state shall, upon the
             175      commission's request:
             176          (a) reasonably cooperate with the commission to facilitate the fulfillment of its
             177      responsibilities; and
             178          (b) provide information or assistance that the commission reasonably needs in order to
             179      fulfill its responsibilities.
             180          Section 7. Section 63I-1-263 is amended to read:
             181           63I-1-263. Repeal dates, Titles 63A to 63M.
             182          (1) Section 63A-4-204 , authorizing the Risk Management Fund to provide coverage to


             183      any public school district which chooses to participate, is repealed July 1, 2016.
             184          (2) Subsections 63A-5-104 (4)(d) and (e) are repealed on July 1, 2014.
             185          (3) Section 63A-5-603 , State Facility Energy Efficiency Fund, is repealed July 1, 2016.
             186          (4) Title 63C, Chapter 4a, Constitutional and Federalism Defense Act, is repealed July
             187      1, 2018.
             188          (5) Section 53B-24-402 , rural residency training program, is repealed July 1, 2015.
             189          (6) Title 63C, Chapter 13, Prison Relocation and Development Authority Act, is
             190      repealed July 1, 2014.
             191          (7) Title 63C, Chapter 14, Federal Funds Commission, is repealed July 1, 2018.
             192          (8) Title 63C, Chapter 15, Prison Relocation Commission, is repealed July 1, 2017.
             193          [(8)] (9) Subsection 63G-6a-1402 (7) authorizing certain transportation agencies to
             194      award a contract for a design-build transportation project in certain circumstances, is repealed
             195      July 1, 2015.
             196          [(9)] (10) Title 63H, Chapter 4, Heber Valley Historic Railroad Authority, is repealed
             197      July 1, 2020.
             198          [(10)] (11) The Resource Development Coordinating Committee, created in Section
             199      63J-4-501 , is repealed July 1, 2015.
             200          [(11)] (12) Title 63M, Chapter 1, Part 4, Enterprise Zone Act, is repealed July 1, 2018.
             201          [(12)] (13) (a) Title 63M, Chapter 1, Part 11, Recycling Market Development Zone
             202      Act, is repealed January 1, 2021.
             203          (b) Subject to Subsection [(12)] (13)(c), Sections 59-7-610 and 59-10-1007 regarding
             204      tax credits for certain persons in recycling market development zones, are repealed for taxable
             205      years beginning on or after January 1, 2021.
             206          (c) A person may not claim a tax credit under Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 :
             207          (i) for the purchase price of machinery or equipment described in Section 59-7-610 or
             208      59-10-1007 , if the machinery or equipment is purchased on or after January 1, 2021; or
             209          (ii) for an expenditure described in Subsection 59-7-610 (1)(b) or 59-10-1007 (1)(b), if
             210      the expenditure is made on or after January 1, 2021.
             211          (d) Notwithstanding Subsections [(12)] (13)(b) and (c), a person may carry forward a
             212      tax credit in accordance with Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 if:
             213          (i) the person is entitled to a tax credit under Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 ; and


             214          (ii) (A) for the purchase price of machinery or equipment described in Section
             215      59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 , the machinery or equipment is purchased on or before December 31,
             216      2020; or
             217          (B) for an expenditure described in Subsection 59-7-610 (1)(b) or 59-10-1007 (1)(b), the
             218      expenditure is made on or before December 31, 2020.
             219          [(13)] (14) (a) Section 63M-1-2507 , Health Care Compact is repealed on July 1, 2014.
             220          (b) (i) The Legislature shall, before reauthorizing the Health Care Compact:
             221          (A) direct the Health System Reform Task Force to evaluate the issues listed in
             222      Subsection [(13)] (14)(b)(ii), and by January 1, 2013, develop and recommend criteria for the
             223      Legislature to use to negotiate the terms of the Health Care Compact; and
             224          (B) prior to July 1, 2014, seek amendments to the Health Care Compact among the
             225      member states that the Legislature determines are appropriate after considering the
             226      recommendations of the Health System Reform Task Force.
             227          (ii) The Health System Reform Task Force shall evaluate and develop criteria for the
             228      Legislature regarding:
             229          (A) the impact of the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act;
             230          (B) whether Utah is likely to be required to implement any part of the Affordable Care
             231      Act prior to negotiating the compact with the federal government, such as Medicaid expansion
             232      in 2014;
             233          (C) whether the compact's current funding formula, based on adjusted 2010 state
             234      expenditures, is the best formula for Utah and other state compact members to use for
             235      establishing the block grants from the federal government;
             236          (D) whether the compact's calculation of current year inflation adjustment factor,
             237      without consideration of the regional medical inflation rate in the current year, is adequate to
             238      protect the state from increased costs associated with administering a state based Medicaid and
             239      a state based Medicare program;
             240          (E) whether the state has the flexibility it needs under the compact to implement and
             241      fund state based initiatives, or whether the compact requires uniformity across member states
             242      that does not benefit Utah;
             243          (F) whether the state has the option under the compact to refuse to take over the federal
             244      Medicare program;


             245          (G) whether a state based Medicare program would provide better benefits to the
             246      elderly and disabled citizens of the state than a federally run Medicare program;
             247          (H) whether the state has the infrastructure necessary to implement and administer a
             248      better state based Medicare program;
             249          (I) whether the compact appropriately delegates policy decisions between the
             250      legislative and executive branches of government regarding the development and
             251      implementation of the compact with other states and the federal government; and
             252          (J) the impact on public health activities, including communicable disease surveillance
             253      and epidemiology.
             254          [(14)] (15) The Crime Victim Reparations and Assistance Board, created in Section
             255      63M-7-504 , is repealed July 1, 2017.
             256          [(15)] (16) Title 63M, Chapter 11, Utah Commission on Aging, is repealed July 1,
             257      2017.
             258          Section 8. Appropriation.
             259          Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, for
             260      the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014, the following sums of money
             261      are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or reduced from amounts
             262      previously appropriated, out of the funds or accounts indicated. These are additions to any
             263      amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2014.
             264          To Legislature - Senate
             265              From General Fund, one-time
$14,000

             266              Schedule of Programs:
             267                  Administration                    $14,000
             268          To Legislature - House of Representatives
             269              From General Fund, one-time
$19,000

             270              Schedule of Programs:
             271                  Administration                    $19,000
             272          To Legislature - Office of Legislative Research
             273          and General Counsel
             274              From General Fund, one-time
$50,000

             275              Schedule of Programs:


             276                  Administration                    $50,000
             277          To Administrative Services - DFCM Administration
$5,000,000

             278              From General Fund, one-time
             279              Schedule of Programs:
             280                  DFCM Administration                $5,000,000
             281          The Legislature intends that the appropriation of $5,000,000 to the Division of
             282      Facilities Construction and Management be used for analysis and selection of, and planning
             283      related to, one or more new prison sites. Under terms of Subsection 63J-1-603 (3)(a), the
             284      Legislature intends that the $5,000,000 appropriation provided in this bill not lapse at the close
             285      of fiscal year 2014. The use of any nonlapsing funds is limited to the analysis and selection of,
             286      and planning related to, one or more new prison sites.
             287          Section 9. Effective date.
             288          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             289      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             290      Constitution, Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             291      the date of veto override.




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