7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill requires that the state hold a presidential primary election every four years.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ requires the Legislature to fund a presidential primary election; and
13 ▸ permits a political party to participate in a presidential primary election.
14 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
15 This bill appropriates:
16 ▸ to the Office of the Governor - Office of the Lieutenant Governor, as an ongoing,
17 nonlapsing appropriation:
18 • from the General Fund, $100,000, subject to intent language stating that the
19 appropriation be spent for a presidential primary election.
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 20A-9-810, Utah Code Annotated 1953
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 20A-9-810 is enacted to read:
28 20A-9-810. Presidential primary required.
29 (1) A presidential primary election shall be held each year in which a presidential
30 election will be held.
31 (2) A registered political party that wishes to nominate a presidential candidate for the
32 general election may participate in a presidential primary election conducted under this section.
33 (3) The Legislature shall appropriate sufficient funds to administer each presidential
34 primary election conducted under this section.
35 Section 2. Appropriation.
36 The following sums of money are appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
37 2017, and ending June 30, 2018. These are additions to amounts previously appropriated for
38 fiscal year 2018. Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures
39 Act, the Legislature appropriates the following sums of money from the funds or accounts
40 indicated for the use and support of the government of the state of Utah.
41 ITEM 1
42 To the Office of the Governor
43 From General Fund
44 Schedule of Programs:
45 Office of the Lieutenant Governor $100,000
46 (1) The Legislature intends that the Office of the Lieutenant Governor:
47 (a) use the funds appropriated under this Item (1) for the administration of a
48 presidential primary election conducted under Section 20A-9-810;
49 (b) prioritize the distribution of the funds appropriated under this Item (1) for use by
50 counties in the administration of a presidential primary election; and
51 (c) expend funds not distributed to counties under Subsection (1)(b) for the
52 administration of a presidential primary election, including for the training of election officials
53 and voter outreach.
54 (2) Funds appropriated under this Item (1) are nonlapsing.