7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill provides for a death gratuity for the next of kin of a National Guard member
10 who dies while on state active duty.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 ▸ provides for a $100,000 death gratuity for the next-of-kin of a National Guard
14 member who dies while on state active duty.
15 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
15a Ĥ→ This bill appropriates:
15b ▸ to the National Guard Death Benefit Account, as an ongoing appropriation from the
15c General Fund, $9,500. ←Ĥ
17 Other Special Clauses:
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
19a Ĥ→ ENACTS:
19b 39-1-59.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953 ←Ĥ
20 REPEALS AND REENACTS:
21 39-1-59, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 366
23 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
23a Ĥ→ Section 1. Section 39-1-59.5 is enacted to read:
23b 39-1-59.5. National Guard Death Benefit Restricted Account.
23c (1) There is created within the General Fund a restricted account known as "National
23d Guard Death Benefit Account."
23e (2) (a) The restricted account shall be funded from funds appropriated by the
23g (b) Funds in the restricted account may only be used to pay the death benefit
23h authorized in Section 39-1-59.
23i (c) The restricted account may accrue interest which shall be deposited into the
23j restricted account.
23k (d) At the close of any fiscal year, any balance in the fund in excess of $2,000,000 shall
23l be transferred to the General Fund. ←Ĥ
24 Section 1. Section 39-1-59 is repealed and reenacted to read:
25 39-1-59. Compensation for injury or death.
26 Within 72 hours of the reported death of a member of the National Guard on state
27 active duty, the state shall provide a death gratuity payment of $100,000 to:
28 (1) the person designated as the recipient of the member's unpaid pay and allowances
29 in the member's service record; or
30 (2) if no one is designated, the designated person cannot be found, or the designated
31 person has predeceased the member, the member's heirs in accordance with Title 75, Chapter 2,
32 Part 1, Intestate Succession.
32a Ĥ→ Section 2. Appropriation.
32b Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, for
32c the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017, the following sums of money
32d are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or reduced from amounts
32e previously appropriated, out of the funds or amounts indicated. These sums of money are in
32f addition to amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2017.
32g To the National Guard Death Benefit Account as an ongoing appropriation
32h From the General Fund $9,500 ←Ĥ