Chief Sponsor: Steve Eliason

Senate Sponsor: Brian Zehnder


8     General Description:
9          This bill makes amendments to the Alcohol Abuse Tracking Committee.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     moves the Alcohol Abuse Tracking Committee from the Department of Public
13     Safety to the Department of Human Services;
14          ▸     removes the dates by which the committee must annually meet and issue the annual
15     report; and
16          ▸     makes technical changes.
17     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18          None
19     Other Special Clauses:
20          None
21     Utah Code Sections Affected:
23          62A-1-121, (Renumbered from 53-1-119, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2016,
24     Chapter 158)

26     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27          Section 1. Section 62A-1-121, which is renumbered from Section 53-1-119 is
28     renumbered and amended to read:
29          [53-1-119].      62A-1-121. Tracking effects of abuse of alcoholic products.

30          (1) There is created a committee within the department known as the "Alcohol Abuse
31     Tracking Committee" that consists of:
32          (a) [the commissioner, or the commissioner's] the executive director or the executive
33     director's designee;
34          (b) the executive director of the Department of Health[, or the] or that executive
35     director's designee;
36          (c) the [executive director] commissioner of the Department of [Human Services, or
37     the executive director's] Public Safety or the commissioner's designee;
38          (d) the director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control[, or the] or that
39     director's designee;
40          (e) the executive director of the Department of Workforce Services[, or the] or that
41     executive director's designee;
42          (f) the chair of the Utah Substance Use and Mental Health Advisory Council[,] or the
43     chair's designee;
44          (g) the state court administrator or the state court administrator's designee; and
45          (h) the executive director of the Department of Technology Services[, or the] or that
46     executive director's designee.
47          (2) [The commissioner, or the commissioner's designee,] The executive director or the
48     executive director's designee shall chair the committee.
49          (3) (a) Four members of the committee constitute a quorum.
50          (b) A vote of the majority of the committee members present when a quorum is present
51     is an action of the committee.
52          (4) The committee shall meet at the call of the chair, except that the chair shall call a
53     meeting at least twice a year:
54          (a) with one meeting held [before April 1 of] each year to develop the report required
55     under Subsection (7); and
56          (b) with one meeting held to review and finalize the report before [it] the report is
57     issued [July 1].

58          (5) The committee may adopt additional procedures or requirements for:
59          (a) voting, when there is a tie of the committee members;
60          (b) how meetings are to be called; and
61          (c) the frequency of meetings.
62          (6) The committee shall establish a process to collect for each calendar year the
63     following information:
64          (a) the number of individuals statewide who are convicted of, plead guilty to, plead no
65     contest to, plead guilty in a similar manner to, or resolve by diversion or its equivalent to a
66     violation related to underage drinking of alcohol;
67          (b) the number of individuals statewide who are convicted of, plead guilty to, plead no
68     contest to, plead guilty in a similar manner to, or resolve by diversion or its equivalent to a
69     violation related to driving under the influence of alcohol;
70          (c) the number of violations statewide of Title 32B, Alcoholic Beverage Control Act,
71     related to over-serving or over-consumption of an alcoholic product;
72          (d) the cost of social services provided by the state related to abuse of alcohol,
73     including services provided by the Division of Child and Family Services [within the
74     Department of Human Services];
75          (e) the location where the alcoholic products [are obtained that results] that result in the
76     violations or costs described in Subsections (6)(a) through (d) are obtained; and
77          (f) any information the committee determines can be collected and relates to the abuse
78     of alcoholic products.
79          (7) [Beginning July 1, 2014, the] The committee shall report the information collected
80     under Subsection (6) annually to the governor and the Legislature by no later than the July 1
81     immediately following the calendar year for which the information is collected.