Chief Sponsor: Howard A. Stephenson

House Sponsor: Keven J. Stratton


8     General Description:
9          This bill modifies provisions related to immigration and aliens.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     extends dates related to certain immigration and alien related statutes; and
13          ▸     makes technical changes.
14     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
15          None
16     Other Special Clauses:
17          None
18     Utah Code Sections Affected:
19     AMENDS:
20          63G-12-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2014, Chapter 200
21          63G-14-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2014, Chapter 200

23     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24          Section 1. Section 63G-12-202 is amended to read:
25          63G-12-202. Federal waivers, exemptions, or authorizations -- Implementation
26     without waiver, exemption, or authorization.
27          (1) The department, under the direction of the governor, shall seek one or more federal
28     waivers, exemptions, or authorizations to implement the program.
29          (2) The governor shall actively participate in the effort to obtain one or more federal

30     waivers, exemptions, or authorizations under this section.
31          (3) The department shall implement the program the sooner of:
32          (a) 120 days after the day on which the governor finds that the state has the one or
33     more federal waivers, exemptions, or authorizations needed to implement the program; or
34          (b) July 1, [2017] 2027.
35          Section 2. Section 63G-14-201 is amended to read:
36          63G-14-201. Creation of program.
37          (1) (a) The governor shall create a program known as the "Utah Pilot Sponsored
38     Resident Immigrant Program":
39          (i) that is consistent with this chapter; and
40          (ii) under which a resident immigrant may reside, work, and study in Utah, except that
41     the program may not permit a resident immigrant to travel outside of the state except as
42     provided in Subsection 63G-14-206(1).
43          (b) The governor shall:
44          (i) begin implementation of the program by no later than July 1, [2017] 2027; and
45          (ii) end operation of the program on June 30, [2022] 2032.
46          (c) Under the program, the governor may facilitate transport to Utah for a foreign
47     national who has been accepted into the program.
48          (d) The governor may recommend legislation to the Legislature to address how a
49     resident immigrant is to be treated under statutes that relate to an alien.
50          (2) The department shall administer the program, except to the extent that the governor
51     delegates a power or duty under the program to another state agency. Subject to Subsection
52     (3), the department may make rules in accordance with Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
53     Rulemaking Act, to implement the program to the extent expressly provided for in this chapter.
54          (3) The governor may act by executive order whenever the department is authorized to
55     make rules under this chapter. If there is a conflict between a rule made by the department and
56     an executive order of the governor, the executive order governs.