Chief Sponsor: Steve Eliason

Senate Sponsor: Brian Zehnder


8     Committee Note:
9          The Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee recommended this bill.
10     General Description:
11          This bill makes amendments to the Alcohol Abuse Tracking Committee.
12     Highlighted Provisions:
13          This bill:
14          ▸     moves the Alcohol Abuse Tracking Committee from the Department of Public
15     Safety to the Department of Human Services;
16          ▸     removes the dates by which the committee must annually meet and issue the annual
17     report; and
18          ▸     makes technical changes.
19     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20          None
21     Other Special Clauses:
22          None
23     Utah Code Sections Affected:
25          62A-1-121, (Renumbered from 53-1-119, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2016,
26     Chapter 158)

28     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29          Section 1. Section 62A-1-121, which is renumbered from Section 53-1-119 is
30     renumbered and amended to read:
31          [53-1-119].      62A-1-121. Tracking effects of abuse of alcoholic products.
32          (1) There is created a committee within the department known as the "Alcohol Abuse
33     Tracking Committee" that consists of:
34          (a) [the commissioner, or the commissioner's] the executive director or the executive
35     director's designee;
36          (b) the executive director of the Department of Health[, or the] or that executive
37     director's designee;
38          (c) the [executive director] commissioner of the Department of [Human Services, or
39     the executive director's] Public Safety or the commissioner's designee;
40          (d) the director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control[, or the] or that
41     director's designee;
42          (e) the executive director of the Department of Workforce Services[, or the] or that
43     executive director's designee;
44          (f) the chair of the Utah Substance Use and Mental Health Advisory Council[,] or the
45     chair's designee;
46          (g) the state court administrator or the state court administrator's designee; and
47          (h) the executive director of the Department of Technology Services[, or the] or that
48     executive director's designee.
49          (2) [The commissioner, or the commissioner's designee,] The executive director or the
50     executive director's designee shall chair the committee.
51          (3) (a) Four members of the committee constitute a quorum.
52          (b) A vote of the majority of the committee members present when a quorum is present
53     is an action of the committee.
54          (4) The committee shall meet at the call of the chair, except that the chair shall call a
55     meeting at least twice a year:
56          (a) with one meeting held [before April 1 of] each year to develop the report required
57     under Subsection (7); and
58          (b) with one meeting held to review and finalize the report before [it] the report is

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

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