Chief Sponsor: Mike Schultz

Senate Sponsor: Kevin T. Van Tassell


8     General Description:
9          This bill modifies provisions related to the Utah State Fair Corporation Act.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     adds an additional member, recommended by the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, to
13     the board of directors of the Utah State Fair Corporation; and
14          ▸     makes technical changes.
15     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16          None
17     Other Special Clauses:
18          None
19     Utah Code Sections Affected:
20     AMENDS:
21          63H-6-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2016, Chapter 301

23     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24          Section 1. Section 63H-6-104 is amended to read:
25          63H-6-104. Board of directors -- Membership -- Term -- Quorum -- Vacancies --
26     Duties.
27          (1) The corporation is governed by a board of directors.

28          (2) The board is composed of members as follows:
29          (a) the director of the Division of Facilities Construction and Management or the
30     director's designee;
31          (b) the commissioner of agriculture and food or the commissioner's designee;
32          (c) two members, appointed by the president of the Senate, who have business related
33     experience and are not legislators;
34          (d) two members, appointed by the speaker of the House, who have business related
35     experience and are not legislators;     
36          (e) [four] five members appointed by the governor with the consent of the Senate as
37     follows:
38          (i) two members who represent agricultural interests; [and]
39          (ii) two members who have business related experience; and
40          (iii) one member who is recommended by the Utah Farm Bureau Federation;
41          (f) one member, appointed by the mayor of Salt Lake City with the consent of the
42     Senate, who is a resident of the neighborhood located adjacent to the state fair park;
43          (g) a representative of Salt Lake County, if Salt Lake County is party to an executed
44     lease agreement with the corporation; and
45          (h) a representative of the Days of '47 Rodeo, if the Days of '47 Rodeo is party to an
46     executed lease agreement with the corporation.
47          (3) (a) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(a)(ii), a board member appointed under
48     Subsection (2)(c), (d), (e), or (f) shall serve a term that expires on the December 1 four years
49     after the year that the board member was appointed.
50          (ii) In making appointments to the board, the president of the Senate, the speaker of the
51     House, the governor, and the mayor of Salt Lake City shall ensure that the terms of
52     approximately 1/4 of the appointed board members expire each year.
53          (b) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(c), appointed board members serve until their
54     successors are appointed and qualified.
55          (c) (i) If an appointed board member is absent from three consecutive board meetings
56     without excuse, that member's appointment is terminated, the position is vacant, and the
57     individual who appointed the board member shall appoint a replacement.
58          (ii) The president of the Senate, the speaker of the House, the governor, or the mayor of

59     Salt Lake City, as applicable, may remove an appointed member of the board at will.
60          (d) The president of the Senate, the speaker of the House, the governor, or the mayor of
61     Salt Lake City, as appropriate, shall fill any vacancy that occurs on the board for any reason by
62     appointing an individual in accordance with the procedures described in this section for the
63     unexpired term of the vacated member.
64          (4) The governor shall select the board's chair.
65          (5) A majority of the members of the board is a quorum for the transaction of business.
66          (6) The board may elect a vice chair and any other board offices.
67          (7) The board may create one or more subcommittees to advise the board on any issue
68     related to the state fair park.
69          (8) In carrying out the board's duties under this chapter, the board shall cooperate with
70     and, upon request, appear before the State Fair Park Committee.
71          (9) No later than November 30 of each year, the board shall provide the following to
72     the State Fair Park Committee:
73          (a) a report on the general state of the financial and business affairs of the corporation;
74          (b) a report on that year's annual exhibition described in Subsection 63H-6-103(4)(j),
75     including the exhibition's attendance, operations, and revenue;
76          (c) any appropriation request that the board plans to submit to the Legislature; and
77          (d) any other report that the State Fair Park Committee requests.

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