8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies the membership of the Veterans' and Military Affairs Commission.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 ▸ removes the representative from the Administrative Office of the Courts; and
14 ▸ adds a member of the general public to the list from which the commission may
15 select pro tempore members.
16 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
19 This bill provides a special effective date.
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 36-28-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2014, Chapter 150
24 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25 Section 1. Section 36-28-102 is amended to read:
26 36-28-102. Veterans' and Military Affairs Commission -- Creation -- Membership
27 -- Chairs -- Terms -- Per diem and expenses.
28 (1) There is created the Veterans' and Military Affairs Commission.
29 (2) The commission membership is composed of [
30 not exceed 23 members, and is as follows:
31 (a) five legislative members to be appointed as follows:
32 (i) three members from the House of Representatives, appointed by the speaker of the
33 House of Representatives, no more than two of whom may be from the same political party;
35 (ii) two members from the Senate, appointed by the president of the Senate, no more
36 than one of whom may be from the same political party;
37 (b) the executive director of the Department of Veterans' and Military Affairs or the
38 director's designee;
39 (c) the chair of the Utah Veterans' Advisory Council;
40 (d) the executive director of the Department of Workforce Services or the director's
42 (e) the executive director of the Department of Health or the director's designee;
43 (f) the executive director of the Department of Human Services or the director's
52 Veterans Advisory Council;
55 by the Utah State Chamber of Commerce.
56 (3) The commission may appoint by majority vote of the entire commission up to [
58 (a) state [
59 (b) interest groups [
60 with veterans issues; or
61 (c) the general public.
62 (4) (a) The president of the Senate shall designate a member of the Senate appointed
63 under Subsection (2)(a) as a cochair of the commission.
64 (b) The speaker of the House of Representatives shall designate a member of the House
65 of Representatives appointed under Subsection (2)(a) as a cochair of the commission.
66 (5) A majority of the members of the commission shall constitute a quorum. The
67 action of a majority of a quorum constitutes the action of the commission.
68 (6) The term for each [
69 Subsection (3) shall be two years from the date of appointment. A pro tempore member may
70 not serve more than three terms.
71 (7) If a member leaves office or is unable to serve, the vacancy shall be filled as it was
72 originally appointed. A person appointed to fill a vacancy under this section does not serve the
73 remaining unexpired term of the member being replaced but begins serving a new term.
74 (8) A member may not receive compensation or benefits for the member's service but
75 may receive per diem and travel expenses in accordance with:
76 (a) Section 63A-3-106;
77 (b) Section 63A-3-107; and
78 (c) rules made by the Division of Finance pursuant to Sections 63A-3-106 and
80 Section 2. Effective date.
81 If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
82 upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
83 Constitution, Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
84 the date of veto override.
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