This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 3:34 PM by ryoung.



Chief Sponsor: Timothy D. Hawkes

Senate Sponsor: Todd Weiler


8     General Description:
9           This bill creates the Air Quality Policy Advisory Board .
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸      creates the Air Quality Policy Advisory Board;
13          ▸     establishes board membership; and
14          ▸     designates board responsibilities .
15     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16          None
17     Other Special Clauses:
18          None
19     Utah Code Sections Affected:
20     ENACTS:
21          19-2-128, Utah Code Annotated 1953

23     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24          Section 1. Section 19-2-128 is enacted to read:
25          19-2-128. Air Quality Policy Advisory Board created -- Composition --
26     Responsibility -- Terms of office -- Compensation.
27          (1) There is created the Air Quality Policy Advisory Board consisting of the following

28     10 voting members:
29          (a) two members of the Senate, appointed by the president of the Senate;
30          (b) three members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the speaker of the
31     House of Representatives;
32          (c) the Ĥ→ [
executive] ←Ĥ director;
33          (d) one representative of industry interests, appointed by the president of the Senate;
34          (e) one representative of business or economic development interests, appointed by the
35     speaker of the House of Representatives, who has expertise in air quality matters;
36          (f) one representative of the academic community, appointed by the governor, who has
37     expertise in air quality matters; and
38          (g) one representative of a nongovernmental organization, appointed by the governor,
39     who:
40          (i) represents community interests;
41          (ii) does not represent industry or business interests; and
42          (iii) has expertise in air quality matters.
43          (2) The Air Quality Policy Advisory Board shall:
44          (a) seek the best available science to identify Ĥ→ [
ways] legislative actions ←Ĥ to
44a     improve air quality;
45          (b) identify and prioritize potential legislation and funding that will improve air
46     quality; and
47          (c) make recommendations to the Legislature on how to improve air quality in the
48     state.
49          (3) (a) Except as required by Subsection (3)(b), members appointed under Subsections
50     (1)(d), (e), (f), and (g) are appointed to serve four-year terms.
51          (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (3)(a), the governor, president of
52     the Senate, and speaker of the House of Representatives shall, at the time of appointment or
53     reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of members are staggered so
54     that approximately half of the advisory board is appointed every two years.
55          (c) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
56     appointed for the unexpired term.
57          (4) The advisory board shall elect one member to serve as chair of the advisory board
58     for a term of one year.

59          (5) Compensation for a member of the advisory board who is a legislator shall be paid
60     in accordance with Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rules, Title 5, Chapter 3, Legislator
61     Compensation.
62          (6) A member of the advisory board who is not a legislator may not receive
63     compensation or benefits for the member's service, but may receive per diem and travel
64     expenses in accordance with:
65          (a) Section 63A-3-106;
66          (b) Section 63A-3-107; and
67          (c) rules made by the Division of Finance pursuant to Sections 63A-3-106 and
68     63A-3-107.
69          (7) The department shall provide staff support for the advisory board.

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