Representative Keven J. Stratton proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Keven J. Stratton

Senate Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble


8     General Description:
9          This bill creates the Joint Committee on Governmental Oversight and addresses the
10     Legislature's constitutional role of oversight.
11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     defines terms;
14          ▸     creates the Joint Committee on Governmental Oversight and establishes the
15     committee's membership, duties, authority, and requirements;
16          ▸     provides for certain direction or approval to initiate a committee study,
17     investigation, or audit;
18          ▸     grants the committee existing legislative investigatory powers;
19          ▸     requires the committee to create certain reports;
20          ▸     allows the governor, upon recommendation from the committee, to direct an agency
21     to repeal an administrative rule that the agency made;
22          ▸     allows for certain referral of a proposed administrative rule to the Legislature for
23     approval before the rule takes effect;
24          ▸     establishes sunset dates; and
25          ▸     makes conforming changes.

26     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
27          None
28     Other Special Clauses:
29          None
30     Utah Code Sections Affected:
31     AMENDS:
32          36-14-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2014, Chapter 339
33          63G-3-301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2017, Chapter 255
34          63G-6a-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2015, Chapter 218
35          63I-1-236, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2017, Chapter 192
36          63I-1-263, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2017, Chapters 23, 47, 95, 166, 205, 469,
37     and 470
38     ENACTS:
39          36-31-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
40          36-31-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
41          36-31-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
42          36-31-104, Utah Code Annotated 1953
43          36-31-105, Utah Code Annotated 1953
44          36-31-106, Utah Code Annotated 1953
45          63G-3-503, Utah Code Annotated 1953

47     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
48          Section 1. Section 36-14-2 is amended to read:
49          36-14-2. Issuers.
50          (1) Any of the following persons is an issuer, who may issue legislative subpoenas by
51     following the procedures set forth in this chapter:
52          (a) the speaker of the House of Representatives;
53          (b) the president of the Senate;
54          (c) a chair of any legislative standing committee;
55          (d) a chair of any legislative interim committee;
56          (e) a chair of any special committee established by the Legislative Management

57     Committee, the speaker of the House, or the president of the Senate;
58          (f) a chair of any subcommittee of the Legislative Management Committee;
59          (g) a chair of a special investigative committee;
60          (h) a chair of a Senate or House Ethics Committee;
61          (i) a chair of the Executive Appropriations Committee as created in JR3-2-401;
62          (j) a chair of an appropriations subcommittee as created in JR3-2-302;
63          (k) a chair of the Joint Committee on Governmental Oversight created in Section
64     36-31-103;
65          [(k)] (l) the director of the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel;
66          [(l)] (m) the legislative auditor general;
67          [(m)] (n) the director of the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst; and
68          [(n)] (o) the legislative general counsel.
69          (2) A legislative body, a legislative office, an issuer, or a legislative staff member
70     designated by an issuer may:
71          (a) administer an oath or affirmation; and
72          (b) take evidence, including testimony.
73          Section 2. Section 36-31-101 is enacted to read:

75          36-31-101. Title.
76          This chapter is known as "Joint Committee on Governmental Oversight."
77          Section 3. Section 36-31-102 is enacted to read:
78          36-31-102. Definitions.
79          As used in this chapter:
80          (1) "Committee" means the Joint Committee on Governmental Oversight created under
81     Section 36-31-103.
82          (2) (a) "State governmental entity" means:
83          (i) an agency, department, division, office, institution, bureau, or any other division of
84     the executive branch of state government; and
85          (ii) an employee of an entity described in Subsection (2)(a)(i) when acting as an
86     employee of that entity.
87          (b) "State governmental entity" does not include:

88          (i) the Legislature or an entity within the legislative branch of state government;
89          (ii) the judicial branch of state government or an entity within the judicial branch of
90     state government; or
91          (iii) a local entity governed by:
92          (A) Title 10, Utah Municipal Code;
93          (B) Title 11, Cities, Counties, and Local Taxing Units;
94          (C) Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local Government Entities - Local Districts;
95          (D) Title 17C, Limited Purpose Local Government Entities - Community Reinvestment
96     Agency Act; or
97          (E) Title 17D, Limited Purpose Local Government Entities - Other Entities.
98          Section 4. Section 36-31-103 is enacted to read:
99          36-31-103. Creation of Joint Committee on Governmental Oversight.
100          (1) There is created the Joint Committee on Governmental Oversight composed of the
101     following nine members:
102          (a) six members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the speaker of the
103     House, not more than four of whom may be from the same political party; and
104          (b) three members of the Senate, appointed by the president of the Senate, not more
105     than two of whom may be from the same political party.
106          (2) The speaker of the House and president of the Senate shall each select a member of
107     the committee who will serve as cochair of the committee.
108          (3) The applicable appointing or selecting authority may replace a member of the
109     committee, or select a new cochair, at any time.
110          (4) For the purpose of determining a quorum for the conduct of committee business, a
111     majority is at least 50% of the committee members from one house of the Legislature and more
112     than 50% from the other.
113          (5) Compensation and expenses of a committee member are governed by Section
114     36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rules, Title 5, Legislative Compensation and Expenses.
115          (6) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel and the Office of the
116     Legislative Auditor General shall jointly provide staff support to the committee.
117          Section 5. Section 36-31-104 is enacted to read:
118          36-31-104. Initiating a study or investigation.

119          (1) The committee may study or investigate an issue related to an item described in
120     Subsection 36-31-105(1) after:
121          (a) receiving an assignment:
122          (i) by resolution from the Legislature;
123          (ii) from the Legislative Management Committee;
124          (iii) from the Legislative Audit Subcommittee; or
125          (iv) from the speaker of the House or president of the Senate; or
126          (b) receiving approval from the Legislative Management Committee of a request that
127     the committee makes under Subsection (2).
128          (2) The committee may request approval from the Legislative Management Committee
129     to investigate or study an issue related to an item described in Subsection 36-31-105(1).
130          (3) The committee may hear a report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor
131     General or the Office of the Utah State Auditor on an audit the respective office completes.
132          Section 6. Section 36-31-105 is enacted to read:
133          36-31-105. Purpose and powers.
134          (1) After receiving an assignment or approval described in Subsection 36-31-104(1),
135     the committee shall fulfill the Legislature's responsibility to ensure the transparency, efficiency,
136     effectiveness, and accountability of state governmental entities by studying and investigating
137     the funds, functions, and other duties as prescribed by law of any state governmental entity.
138          (2) Subject to Section 36-31-104, the committee may, in relation to a duty described in
139     Subsection (1):
140          (a) meet as necessary to accomplish the committee's purpose;
141          (b) perform an investigation or study;
142          (c) recommend that a person that is the subject of the committee's investigation or
143     study take an action that the committee specifies;
144          (d) issue a legislative subpoena in accordance with Title 36, Chapter 14, Legislative
145     Subpoena Powers;
146          (e) refer a person to the applicable attorney for possible prosecution;
147          (f) after reviewing an administrative rule, except for an administrative rule described in
148     Subsection 63G-3-502(2)(b):
149          (i) recommend the rule for repeal and refer the rule to the governor for action in

150     accordance with Section 63G-3-503; or
151          (ii) recommend to the Legislative Management Committee that the Legislative
152     Management Committee direct the legislative general counsel to initiate litigation to challenge
153     or enjoin the rule;
154          (g) make a recommendation to the Administrative Rules Review Committee of the
155     Legislature;
156          (h) open a bill file and recommend legislation for the Legislature's consideration;
157          (i) propose reforms to state law or administrative rules; or
158          (j) take other appropriate action in accordance with applicable law or rule.
159          (3) After the committee recommends a rule for repeal in accordance with Subsection
160     (2)(g), the committee shall send a letter notifying the governor of the recommendation.
161          (4) After receiving an assignment or approval under Section 36-31-104 to investigate
162     or study an issue in accordance with Subsection (2)(b), the chairs of the committee may, before
163     convening a meeting of the committee to discuss the issue:
164          (a) send a written request to the person or entity that the committee is studying or
165     investigating, or to the person or entity that is responsible for the issue the committee is
166     studying or investigating, that:
167          (i) describes the scope and reason for the study or investigation; and
168          (ii) requests that the person or entity provide evidence or explanation that might clarify
169     or resolve the issue before the committee meets to discuss the issue; and
170          (b) decide not to proceed with the study or investigation if the person or entity to whom
171     the committee sends a request under Subsection (4)(a) provides satisfactory explanation or
172     evidence to indicate that the study or investigation is not needed.
173          (5) The committee may coordinate with the following regarding an issue the committee
174     is studying or investigating when the issue is applicable to a matter over which the following
175     may have jurisdiction:
176          (a) the Administrative Rules Review Committee created under Section 63G-3-501;
177          (b) the Legislative Audit Subcommittee created under Section 36-12-18;
178          (c) the Political Subdivisions Ethics Review Commission created under Section
179     11-49-201;
180          (d) a local political subdivision ethics commission established under Section

181     11-49-103;
182          (e) the Independent Legislative Ethics Commission; or
183          (f) a legislative standing or interim committee.
184          Section 7. Section 36-31-106 is enacted to read:
185          36-31-106. Report of committee findings -- Annual report.
186          (1) For each item the committee studies or investigates under Subsection 36-31-105(1),
187     the committee shall issue a report that:
188          (a) establishes the committee's findings;
189          (b) describes any actions the committee takes; and
190          (c) (i) describes any recommendations the committee makes; or
191          (ii) explains why the committee does not make any recommendations.
192          (2) The committee shall ensure that a recommendation described in Subsection
193     (1)(c)(i):
194          (a) identifies a person that the committee recommends should take the action; and
195          (b) establishes a deadline and method by which the committee requests that the person
196     described in Subsection (2)(a) report to the committee on whether the person has taken the
197     action that the committee recommends.
198          (3) Each year, the committee shall submit a written report to the Legislative
199     Management Committee detailing:
200          (a) the issues the committee investigated or studied since the last annual report the
201     committee submitted to the Legislative Management Committee;
202          (b) any apparent violations of law, ordinance, or rule that the committee discovers in
203     relation to an issue the committee investigated or studied;
204          (c) any action that the committee takes with regards to an issue the committee
205     investigated or studied; and
206          (d) any other recommendations that the committee makes, including recommendations
207     on proposed legislation.
208          Section 8. Section 63G-3-301 is amended to read:
209          63G-3-301. Rulemaking procedure.
210          (1) An agency authorized to make rules is also authorized to amend or repeal those
211     rules.

212          (2) Except as provided in Sections 63G-3-303 and 63G-3-304, and except for a rule the
213     governor directs an agency to repeal under Section 63G-3-503, when making, amending, or
214     repealing a rule agencies shall comply with:
215          (a) the requirements of this section;
216          (b) consistent procedures required by other statutes;
217          (c) applicable federal mandates; and
218          (d) rules made by the department to implement this chapter.
219          (3) Subject to the requirements of this chapter, each agency shall develop and use
220     flexible approaches in drafting rules that meet the needs of the agency and that involve persons
221     affected by the agency's rules.
222          (4) (a) Each agency shall file its proposed rule and rule analysis with the office.
223          (b) Rule amendments shall be marked with new language underlined and deleted
224     language struck out.
225          (c) (i) The office shall publish the information required under Subsection (8) on the
226     rule analysis and the text of the proposed rule in the next issue of the bulletin.
227          (ii) For rule amendments, only the section or subsection of the rule being amended
228     need be printed.
229          (iii) If the executive director or the executive director's designee determines that the
230     rule is too long to publish, the office shall publish the rule analysis and shall publish the rule by
231     reference to a copy on file with the office.
232          (5) Before filing a rule with the office, the agency shall conduct a thorough analysis,
233     consistent with the criteria established by the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, of
234     the fiscal impact a rule may have on businesses, which criteria may include:
235          (a) the type of industries that will be impacted by the rule, and for each identified
236     industry, an estimate of the total number of businesses within the industry, and an estimate of
237     the number of those businesses that are small businesses;
238          (b) the individual fiscal impact that would incur to a typical business for a one-year
239     period;
240          (c) the aggregated total fiscal impact that would incur to all businesses within the state
241     for a one-year period;
242          (d) the total cost that would incur to all impacted entities over a five-year period; and

243          (e) the department head's comments on the analysis.
244          (6) If the agency reasonably expects that a proposed rule will have a measurable
245     negative fiscal impact on small businesses, the agency shall consider, as allowed by federal
246     law, each of the following methods of reducing the impact of the rule on small businesses:
247          (a) establishing less stringent compliance or reporting requirements for small
248     businesses;
249          (b) establishing less stringent schedules or deadlines for compliance or reporting
250     requirements for small businesses;
251          (c) consolidating or simplifying compliance or reporting requirements for small
252     businesses;
253          (d) establishing performance standards for small businesses to replace design or
254     operational standards required in the proposed rule; and
255          (e) exempting small businesses from all or any part of the requirements contained in
256     the proposed rule.
257          (7) If during the public comment period an agency receives comment that the proposed
258     rule will cost small business more than one day's annual average gross receipts, and the agency
259     had not previously performed the analysis in Subsection (6), the agency shall perform the
260     analysis described in Subsection (6).
261          (8) The rule analysis shall contain:
262          (a) a summary of the rule or change;
263          (b) the purpose of the rule or reason for the change;
264          (c) the statutory authority or federal requirement for the rule;
265          (d) the anticipated cost or savings to:
266          (i) the state budget;
267          (ii) local governments;
268          (iii) small businesses; and
269          (iv) persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities;
270          (e) the compliance cost for affected persons;
271          (f) how interested persons may review the full text of the rule;
272          (g) how interested persons may present their views on the rule;
273          (h) the time and place of any scheduled public hearing;

274          (i) the name and telephone number of an agency employee who may be contacted
275     about the rule;
276          (j) the name of the agency head or designee who authorized the rule;
277          (k) the [date] day on which the rule may become effective [following the public
278     comment period];
279          (l) the agency's analysis on the fiscal impact of the rule as required under Subsection
280     (5);
281          (m) any additional comments the department head may choose to submit regarding the
282     fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses; and
283          (n) if applicable, a summary of the agency's efforts to comply with the requirements of
284     Subsection (6).
285          (9) (a) For a rule being repealed and reenacted, the rule analysis shall contain a
286     summary that generally includes the following:
287          (i) a summary of substantive provisions in the repealed rule which are eliminated from
288     the enacted rule; and
289          (ii) a summary of new substantive provisions appearing only in the enacted rule.
290          (b) The summary required under this Subsection (9) is to aid in review and may not be
291     used to contest any rule on the ground of noncompliance with the procedural requirements of
292     this chapter.
293          (10) [A] The agency shall mail a copy of the rule analysis [shall be mailed] to:
294          (a) each currently seated legislator who sponsored the legislation that delegated the
295     rulemaking authority to the agency upon which the agency relies to make the rule;
296          (b) the current members of a legislative committee that, based on the subject matter of
297     the proposed rule and in the determination of the agency, should consider the proposed rule;
298          (c) all persons who have made timely request of the agency for advance notice of its
299     rulemaking proceedings; and [to]
300          (d) any other person who, by statutory or federal mandate or in the judgment of the
301     agency, should also receive notice.
302          (11) (a) Following the publication date, the agency shall allow at least 30 days for
303     public comment on the rule.
304          (b) The agency shall review and evaluate all public comments submitted in writing

305     within the time period under Subsection (11)(a) or presented at public hearings conducted by
306     the agency within the time period under Subsection (11)(a).
307          (12) Within seven calendar days after the day on which an agency completes the public
308     comment period for a proposed rule, or, if the agency makes a change to the proposed rule
309     under Section 63G-3-303, within seven calendar days after the day on which the agency makes
310     the change, the agency shall submit the final text of the proposed rule to:
311          (a) the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel;
312          (b) the governor; and
313          (c) the office.
314          [(12)] (13) (a) Except as provided in Sections 63G-3-303 and 63G-3-304 or Subsection
315     (13)(b), a proposed rule becomes effective on any date specified by the agency that is no fewer
316     than seven calendar days after the [close of the public comment period] agency submits the
317     final text of the rule under Subsection [(11)] (12), nor more than 120 days after the publication
318     date.
319          (b) If the governor, the agency making the rule, or the office makes a request for
320     legislative approval of a rule in accordance with Subsection (14)(a), the proposed rule becomes
321     effective in accordance with Subsection (14)(c).
322          [(b)] (c) The agency shall provide notice of the rule's effective date to the office in the
323     form [required by] the department requires.
324          [(c) The notice of effective date may not provide for an effective date prior to the date
325     it is received by the office.]
326          (d) The office shall publish notice of the effective date of the rule in the next issue of
327     the bulletin.
328          (e) A proposed rule lapses if a notice of effective date or a change to a proposed rule is
329     not filed with the office within 120 days of publication.
330          (14) (a) After the agency submits a proposed rule under Subsection (12) and before the
331     rule takes effect, the governor, the agency making the rule, or the office may make a request to
332     the Joint Committee on Governmental Oversight for legislative approval of a rule.
333          (b) If a request is made under Subsection (14)(a), the rule may not take effect until:
334          (i) (A) the Legislature, through a concurrent resolution and without amendment,
335     approves the proposed rule before the end of the earlier of the next special session of the

336     Legislature for which the governor's call lists the proposed rule for the Legislature's
337     consideration or annual general session of the Legislature; and
338          (B) the governor signs the concurrent resolution; or
339          (ii) for a rule for which the office makes a request described in Subsection (14)(a), the
340     head of the agency that proposes the rule:
341          (A) finds a clear and convincing need for the rule to take expedited effect without the
342     Legislature's and governor's approval under Subsection (14)(b)(i);
343          (B) creates a written statement detailing the head's finding under Subsection
344     (14)(b)(ii)(A);
345          (C) posts the statement described in Subsection (14)(b)(ii)(B) on the agency's website
346     in a conspicuous location; and
347          (D) submits the statement described in Subsection (14)(b)(ii)(B) to the Office of
348     Legislative Research and General Counsel, the governor, and the office.
349          (c) (i) If the Legislature and governor approve the proposed rule under Subsection
350     (14)(b)(i), the rule takes effect on the later of the effective date:
351          (A) of the concurrent resolution approving the proposed rule; or
352          (B) established in the proposed rule.
353          (ii) If the head of the agency bypasses legislative and gubernatorial approval by
354     complying with Subsection (14)(b)(ii), the rule takes effect:
355          (A) if the effective date established in the proposed rule falls after the day on which the
356     head of the agency bypasses approval, on the established effective date; or
357          (B) if the effective date established in the proposed rule falls before the day on which
358     the head of the agency bypasses approval, an effective date that the head of the agency
359     establishes in the written statement described in Subsection (14)(b)(ii).
360          [(13)] (15) (a) As used in this Subsection [(13)] (15), "initiate rulemaking proceedings"
361     means the filing, for the purposes of publication in accordance with Subsection (4), of an
362     agency's proposed rule that is required by state statute.
363          (b) A state agency shall initiate rulemaking proceedings no later than 180 days after the
364     effective date of the statutory provision that specifically requires the rulemaking, except under
365     Subsection [(13)] (15)(c).
366          (c) When a statute is enacted that requires agency rulemaking and the affected agency

367     already has rules in place that meet the statutory requirement, the agency shall submit the rules
368     to the Administrative Rules Review Committee for review within 60 days after the statute
369     requiring the rulemaking takes effect.
370          (d) If a state agency does not initiate rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the
371     time requirements in Subsection [(13)] (15)(b), the state agency shall appear before the
372     legislative Administrative Rules Review Committee and provide the reasons for the delay.
373          Section 9. Section 63G-3-503 is enacted to read:
Part 5. Oversight

375          63G-3-503. Repeal of rule referred by oversight committee.
376          (1) (a) If the Joint Committee on Governmental Oversight recommends the repeal of an
377     administrative rule under Subsection 36-31-105(2)(g), the governor may direct an agency to
378     repeal the administrative rule in accordance with this section.
379          (b) Nothing in this section prohibits the governor from independently recommending
380     that an agency repeal an administrate rule.
381          (2) Within 45 days after the day on which the governor receives a letter from the Joint
382     Committee on Governmental Oversight recommending the repeal of an administrative rule in
383     accordance with Subsection 36-31-105(3), after completing a review of the rule, the governor
384     may direct the agency that made the rule to repeal the rule.
385          (3) Notwithstanding Subsection (2), the governor may direct the agency to establish a
386     delayed effective date for the repeal of an administrative rule of up to 60 days after the day on
387     which the governor directs the agency to execute the repeal if a delayed effective date is
388     necessary to allow a state agency or a person that the rule effects time to prepare for the rule's
389     repeal.
390          Section 10. Section 63G-6a-204 is amended to read:
391          63G-6a-204. Applicability of rules and regulations of Utah State Procurement
392     Policy Board and State Building Board -- Report to interim committee.
393          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), rules made by the board under this chapter
394     shall govern all procurement units for which the board is the applicable rulemaking authority.
395          (2) The building board rules governing procurement of construction, design
396     professional services, and leases apply to the procurement of construction, design professional
397     services, and leases of real property by the Division of Facilities Construction and

398     Management.
399          (3) An applicable rulemaking authority may make its own rules, consistent with this
400     chapter, governing procurement by a person over which the applicable rulemaking authority
401     has rulemaking authority.
402          (4) The board shall make a report on or before July 1 of each year to a legislative
403     interim committee, designated by the Legislative Management Committee created under
404     Section 36-12-6, on the establishment, implementation, and enforcement of the rules made
405     under Section 63G-6a-203.
406          (5) Notwithstanding Subsection 63G-3-301[(13)](15)(b), an applicable rulemaking
407     authority is required to initiate rulemaking proceedings, for rules required to be made under
408     this chapter, on or before:
409          (a) May 13, 2014, if the applicable rulemaking authority is the board; or
410          (b) January 1, 2015, for each other applicable rulemaking authority.
411          Section 11. Section 63I-1-236 is amended to read:
412          63I-1-236. Repeal dates, Title 36.
413          (1) Section 36-12-20 is repealed June 30, 2018.
414          (2) Sections 36-26-101 through 36-26-104 are repealed December 31, 2027.
415          (3) On June 30, 2023:
416          (a) Title 36, Chapter 31, Joint Committee on Governmental Oversight, is repealed; and
417          (b) Subsection 36-14-2(1)(k) is repealed and the remaining subsections are renumbered
418     accordingly.
419          Section 12. Section 63I-1-263 is amended to read:
420          63I-1-263. Repeal dates, Titles 63A to 63N.
421          (1) Subsection 63A-5-104(4)(h) is repealed on July 1, 2024.
422          (2) Section 63A-5-603, State Facility Energy Efficiency Fund, is repealed July 1, 2023.
423          (3) Title 63C, Chapter 4a, Constitutional and Federalism Defense Act, is repealed July
424     1, 2018.
425          (4) Title 63C, Chapter 4b, Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands, is
426     repealed November 30, 2019.
427          (5) Title 63C, Chapter 16, Prison Development Commission Act, is repealed July 1,
428     2020.

429          (6) Title 63C, Chapter 17, Point of the Mountain Development Commission Act, is
430     repealed July 1, 2021.
431          (7) Title 63C, Chapter 18, Mental Health Crisis Line Commission, is repealed July 1,
432     2018.
433          (8) On June 30, 2023:
434          (a) in Subsection 63G-3-301(2) the language that states "and except for a rule the
435     governor directs an agency to repeal under Section 63G-3-503," is repealed;
436          (b) Subsection 63G-3-301(8)(k) is amended to read "(8)(k) the date on which the rule
437     may become effective following the public comment period;";
438          (c) Subsection 63G-3-301(10) is amended to read "(10) The agency shall mail a copy
439     of the rule analysis to all persons who have made timely request of the agency for advance
440     notice of its rulemaking proceedings and to any other person who, by statutory or federal
441     mandate or in the judgment of the agency, should also receive notice.";
442          (d) Subsection 63G-3-301(12) is amended to read:
443          "(12) (a) Except as provided in Sections 63G-3-303 and 63G-3-304, a proposed rule
444     becomes effective on any date specified by the agency that is no fewer than seven calendar days
445     after the close of the public comment period under Subsection (11), nor more than 120 days
446     after the publication date;
447          (b) The agency shall provide notice of the rule's effective date to the office in the form
448     the department requires.
449          (c) The notice of effective date may not provide for an effective date prior to the date
450     the office receives the notice.
451          (d) The office shall publish notice of the effective date of the rule in the next issue of
452     the bulletin.
453          (e) A proposed rule lapses if a notice of effective date or a change to a proposed rule is
454     not filed with the office within 120 days of publication.";
455          (e) Subsections 63G-3-301(13) and (14) are repealed and the remaining subsections are
456     renumbered accordingly; and
457          (f) Section 63G-3-503 is repealed.
458          [(8)] (9) Title 63G, Chapter 21, Agreements to Provide State Services, is repealed July
459     1, 2023.

460          [(9)] (10) Title 63H, Chapter 4, Heber Valley Historic Railroad Authority, is repealed
461     July 1, 2020.
462          [(10)] (11) Title 63H, Chapter 8, Utah Housing Corporation Act, is repealed July 1,
463     2026.
464          [(11)] (12) On July 1, 2025:
465          (a) in Subsection 17-27a-404(3)(c)(ii), the language that states "the Resource
466     Development Coordinating Committee," is repealed;
467          (b) Subsection 23-14-21(2)(c) is amended to read "(c) provide notification of proposed
468     sites for the transplant of species to local government officials having jurisdiction over areas
469     that may be affected by a transplant.";
470          (c) in Subsection 23-14-21(3), the language that states "and the Resource Development
471     Coordinating Committee" is repealed;
472          (d) in Subsection 23-21-2.3(1), the language that states "the Resource Development
473     Coordinating Committee created in Section 63J-4-501 and" is repealed;
474          (e) in Subsection 23-21-2.3(2), the language that states "the Resource Development
475     Coordinating Committee and" is repealed;
476          (f) Subsection 63J-4-102(1) is repealed and the remaining subsections are renumbered
477     accordingly;
478          (g) Subsections 63J-4-401(5)(a) and (c) are repealed;
479          (h) Subsection 63J-4-401(5)(b) is renumbered to Subsection 63J-4-401(5)(a) and the
480     word "and" is inserted immediately after the semicolon;
481          (i) Subsection 63J-4-401(5)(d) is renumbered to Subsection 63J-4-401(5)(b);
482          (j) Sections 63J-4-501, 63J-4-502, 63J-4-503, 63J-4-504, and 63J-4-505 are repealed;
483     and
484          (k) Subsection 63J-4-603(1)(e)(iv) is repealed and the remaining subsections are
485     renumbered accordingly.
486          [(12)] (13) (a) Subsection 63J-1-602.4(15) is repealed July 1, 2022.
487          (b) When repealing Subsection 63J-1-602.4(15), the Office of Legislative Research and
488     General Counsel shall, in addition to the office's authority under Subsection 36-12-12(3), make
489     necessary changes to subsection numbering and cross references.
490          [(13)] (14) The Crime Victim Reparations and Assistance Board, created in Section

491     63M-7-504, is repealed July 1, 2027.
492          [(14)] (15) Title 63M, Chapter 11, Utah Commission on Aging, is repealed July 1,
493     2027.
494          [(15)] (16) Title 63N, Chapter 2, Part 2, Enterprise Zone Act, is repealed July 1, 2018.
495          [(16)] (17) (a) Title 63N, Chapter 2, Part 4, Recycling Market Development Zone Act,
496     is repealed January 1, 2021.
497          (b) Subject to Subsection [(16)] (17)(c), Sections 59-7-610 and 59-10-1007 regarding
498     tax credits for certain persons in recycling market development zones, are repealed for taxable
499     years beginning on or after January 1, 2021.
500          (c) A person may not claim a tax credit under Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007:
501          (i) for the purchase price of machinery or equipment described in Section 59-7-610 or
502     59-10-1007, if the machinery or equipment is purchased on or after January 1, 2021; or
503          (ii) for an expenditure described in Subsection 59-7-610(1)(b) or 59-10-1007(1)(b), if
504     the expenditure is made on or after January 1, 2021.
505          (d) Notwithstanding Subsections [(16)] (17)(b) and (c), a person may carry forward a
506     tax credit in accordance with Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 if:
507          (i) the person is entitled to a tax credit under Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007; and
508          (ii) (A) for the purchase price of machinery or equipment described in Section
509     59-7-610 or 59-10-1007, the machinery or equipment is purchased on or before December 31,
510     2020; or
511          (B) for an expenditure described in Subsection 59-7-610(1)(b) or 59-10-1007(1)(b), the
512     expenditure is made on or before December 31, 2020.
513          [(17)] (18) Section 63N-2-512 is repealed on July 1, 2021.
514          [(18)] (19) (a) Title 63N, Chapter 2, Part 6, Utah Small Business Jobs Act, is repealed
515     January 1, 2021.
516          (b) Section 59-9-107 regarding tax credits against premium taxes is repealed for
517     calendar years beginning on or after January 1, 2021.
518          (c) Notwithstanding Subsection [(18)] (19)(b), an entity may carry forward a tax credit
519     in accordance with Section 59-9-107 if:
520          (i) the person is entitled to a tax credit under Section 59-9-107 on or before December
521     31, 2020; and

522          (ii) the qualified equity investment that is the basis of the tax credit is certified under
523     Section 63N-2-603 on or before December 31, 2023.
524          [(19)] (20) Title 63N, Chapter 9, Part 2, Outdoor Recreational Infrastructure Grant
525     Program, is repealed January 1, 2023.
526          [(20)] (21) Title 63N, Chapter 12, Part 3, Utah Broadband Outreach Center, is repealed
527     July 1, 2018.
528          [(21)] (22) Title 63N, Chapter 12, Part 4, Career and Technical Education Board, is
529     repealed July 1, 2018.