7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies provisions relating to the Federal Funds Commission.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ extends the date that the Federal Funds Commission is authorized to meet to study
13 and assess certain issues relating to federal funds;
14 ▸ removes the repeal date of the Federal Funds Commission; and
15 ▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
16 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17 This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2015:
18 ▸ to the Legislature - Senate, as an ongoing appropriation:
19 • from the General Fund, $7,000;
20 ▸ to the Legislature - House of Representatives, as an ongoing appropriation:
21 • from the General Fund, $7,000; and
22 ▸ to the Legislature - Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, as an
23 ongoing appropriation:
24 • from the General Fund, $40,000.
25 Other Special Clauses:
27 Utah Code Sections Affected:
29 63C-14-301, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 62
30 63C-14-302, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 62
31 63I-1-263, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2014, Chapters 113, 189, 195, 211, 419,
32 429, and 435
34 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
35 Section 1. Section 63C-14-301 is amended to read:
36 63C-14-301. Commission duties.
37 (1) Until November 30, [
38 (a) study and assess:
39 (i) the financial stability of the federal government;
40 (ii) the level of dependency that the state and local governments have on the receipt of
41 federal funds;
42 (iii) the risk that the state and local governments in the state will experience a reduction
43 in the amount or value of federal funds they receive, in both the near and distant future;
44 (iv) the likely and potential impact on the state and its citizens from a reduction in the
45 amount or value of federal funds received by the state and by local governments in the state, in
46 both the near and distant future; and
47 (v) the likely and potential national impact from a reduction in the amount or value of
48 federal funds paid to the states, in both the near and distant future; and
49 (b) make recommendations to the governor and Legislature on methods to:
50 (i) avoid or minimize the risk of a reduction in the amount or value of federal funds by
51 the state and by local governments in the state;
52 (ii) reduce the dependency of the state and of local governments in the state on federal
53 funds; and
54 (iii) prepare for and respond to a reduction in the amount or value of federal funds by
55 the state and by local governments in the state.
56 (2) After November 30, [
57 recommendations on any federal issue that the governor, the Legislature through a joint
58 resolution of the Legislature, or the Legislative Management Committee directs the
59 commission to study, assess, and make recommendations on.
60 (3) On or before November 30 of each year, the commission shall report to the
61 Government Operations Interim Committee of the Legislature on the commission's findings
62 and recommendations.
63 Section 2. Section 63C-14-302 is amended to read:
64 63C-14-302. Commission meetings -- Quorum -- Bylaws -- Staff support.
65 (1) (a) Until November 30, [
66 but no more frequently than once a month.
67 (b) After November 30, [
68 governor, the Legislature, or the Legislative Management Committee in conjunction with
69 direction given under Subsection 63C-14-301(2).
70 (2) A majority of the commission members constitutes a quorum, and the action of a
71 majority of a quorum constitutes action of the commission.
72 (3) The commission may adopt bylaws to govern its operations and proceedings.
73 (4) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall provide staff support
74 to the commission.
75 Section 3. Section 63I-1-263 is amended to read:
76 63I-1-263. Repeal dates, Titles 63A to 63M.
77 (1) Section 63A-4-204, authorizing the Risk Management Fund to provide coverage to
78 any public school district which chooses to participate, is repealed July 1, 2016.
79 (2) Subsection 63A-5-104(4)(h) is repealed on July 1, 2024.
80 (3) Section 63A-5-603, State Facility Energy Efficiency Fund, is repealed July 1, 2016.
81 (4) Title 63C, Chapter 4a, Constitutional and Federalism Defense Act, is repealed July
82 1, 2018.
87 award a contract for a design-build transportation project in certain circumstances, is repealed
88 July 1, 2015.
90 July 1, 2020.
92 63J-4-501, is repealed July 1, 2015.
95 Act, is repealed January 1, 2021.
96 (b) Subject to Subsection [
97 tax credits for certain persons in recycling market development zones, are repealed for taxable
98 years beginning on or after January 1, 2021.
99 (c) A person may not claim a tax credit under Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007:
100 (i) for the purchase price of machinery or equipment described in Section 59-7-610 or
101 59-10-1007, if the machinery or equipment is purchased on or after January 1, 2021; or
102 (ii) for an expenditure described in Subsection 59-7-610(1)(b) or 59-10-1007(1)(b), if
103 the expenditure is made on or after January 1, 2021.
104 (d) Notwithstanding Subsections [
105 tax credit in accordance with Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 if:
106 (i) the person is entitled to a tax credit under Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007; and
107 (ii) (A) for the purchase price of machinery or equipment described in Section
108 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007, the machinery or equipment is purchased on or before December 31,
109 2020; or
110 (B) for an expenditure described in Subsection 59-7-610(1)(b) or 59-10-1007(1)(b), the
111 expenditure is made on or before December 31, 2020.
114 (b) (i) The Legislature shall, before reauthorizing the Health Care Compact:
115 (A) direct the Health System Reform Task Force to evaluate the issues listed in
116 Subsection [
117 Legislature to use to negotiate the terms of the Health Care Compact; and
118 (B) prior to July 1, 2014, seek amendments to the Health Care Compact among the
119 member states that the Legislature determines are appropriate after considering the
120 recommendations of the Health System Reform Task Force.
121 (ii) The Health System Reform Task Force shall evaluate and develop criteria for the
122 Legislature regarding:
123 (A) the impact of the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act;
124 (B) whether Utah is likely to be required to implement any part of the Affordable Care
125 Act prior to negotiating the compact with the federal government, such as Medicaid expansion
126 in 2014;
127 (C) whether the compact's current funding formula, based on adjusted 2010 state
128 expenditures, is the best formula for Utah and other state compact members to use for
129 establishing the block grants from the federal government;
130 (D) whether the compact's calculation of current year inflation adjustment factor,
131 without consideration of the regional medical inflation rate in the current year, is adequate to
132 protect the state from increased costs associated with administering a state based Medicaid and
133 a state based Medicare program;
134 (E) whether the state has the flexibility it needs under the compact to implement and
135 fund state based initiatives, or whether the compact requires uniformity across member states
136 that does not benefit Utah;
137 (F) whether the state has the option under the compact to refuse to take over the federal
138 Medicare program;
139 (G) whether a state based Medicare program would provide better benefits to the
140 elderly and disabled citizens of the state than a federally run Medicare program;
141 (H) whether the state has the infrastructure necessary to implement and administer a
142 better state based Medicare program;
143 (I) whether the compact appropriately delegates policy decisions between the
144 legislative and executive branches of government regarding the development and
145 implementation of the compact with other states and the federal government; and
146 (J) the impact on public health activities, including communicable disease surveillance
147 and epidemiology.
149 repealed January 1, 2021.
150 (b) Section 59-9-107 regarding tax credits against premium taxes is repealed for
151 calendar years beginning on or after January 1, 2021.
152 (c) Notwithstanding Subsection [
153 in accordance with Section 59-9-107 if:
154 (i) the person is entitled to a tax credit under Section 59-9-107 on or before December
155 31, 2020; and
156 (ii) the qualified equity investment that is the basis of the tax credit is certified under
157 Section 63M-1-3503 on or before December 31, 2023.
159 63M-7-504, is repealed July 1, 2017.
162 Section 4. Appropriation.
163 Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, for
164 the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015, the following sums of money
165 are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or reduced from amounts
166 previously appropriated, out of the funds or accounts indicated. These sums of money are in
167 addition to any amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2015.
168 To Legislature - Senate
169 From General Fund
170 Schedule of Programs:
171 Administration $7,000
172 To Legislature - House of Representatives
173 From General Fund
174 Schedule of Programs:
175 Administration $7,000
176 To Legislature - Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
177 From General Fund
178 Schedule of Programs:
179 Administration $40,000
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-11-15 12:08 PM
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel