Representative Mike Winder proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Mike Winder

Senate Sponsor: Brian Zehnder


8     General Description:
9          This bill creates the Utah Responsible Fatherhood Commission.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     creates the Utah Responsible Fatherhood Commission;
13          ▸     establishes the membership of the commission;
14          ▸     establishes the responsibilities of the commission; and
15          ▸     creates the Responsible Fatherhood Restricted Account.
16     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17          This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2019:
18          ▸     to General Fund Restricted -- Responsible Fatherhood Restricted Account, as an
19     ongoing appropriation:
20               •     from the General Fund, $9,000.
21     Other Special Clauses:
22          None
23     Utah Code Sections Affected:
24     ENACTS:
25          62A-18-100, Utah Code Annotated 1953

26          62A-18-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
27          62A-18-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
28          62A-18-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
29          62A-18-104, Utah Code Annotated 1953
30          62A-18-105, Utah Code Annotated 1953

32     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
33          Section 1. Section 62A-18-100 is enacted to read:

35          62A-18-100. Title.
36          This chapter is known as "Responsible Fatherhood."
37          Section 2. Section 62A-18-101 is enacted to read:
38          62A-18-101. Definitions.
39          As used in this chapter:
40          (1) "Account" means the Responsible Fatherhood Restricted Account, created in
41     Section 62A-18-105.
42          (2) "Commission" means the Utah Responsible Fatherhood Commission.
43          Section 3. Section 62A-18-102 is enacted to read:
44          62A-18-102. Utah Commission on Fatherhood and Healthy Relationships.
45          (1) There is created within the department the Utah Responsible Fatherhood
46     Commission consisting of 23 voting members.
47          (2) The members of the commission are:
48          (a) the executive director of the Department of Human Services, or the executive
49     director's designee;
50          (b) the director of the Division of Child and Family Services, or the director's designee;
51          (c) the director of the Division of Juvenile Justice Services, or the director's designee;
52          (d) the director of the Department of Workforce Services, or the director's designee;
53          (e) the director of the Department of Corrections Adult Probation and Parole, or the
54     director's designee;
55          (f) the superintendent of the State Board of Education, or the superintendent's designee;
56          (g) the director of the Office of Recovery Services, or the director's designee;

57          (h) a member appointed by the chief justice of the Utah Supreme Court;
58          (i) six members, appointed by the governor, who are Utah citizens and who have
59     extensive experience in issues related to fatherhood;
60          (j) eight members appointed by the governor, each from a community-based
61     organization that supports at least one of the following groups:
62          (i) victims of domestic violence;
63          (ii) men from a minority ethnic background;
64          (iii) at-risk youth;
65          (iv) men with a substance use disorder;
66          (v) individuals experiencing homelessness;
67          (vi) survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault;
68          (vii) tribal government; or
69          (viii) a parent-teacher association; and
70          (k) a member from the Violence and Injury Prevention Program, within the Division of
71     Disease Control and Prevention, within the Department of Health.
72          (3) A member appointed by the governor shall serve a two-year term and may not serve
73     more than two consecutive terms.
74          (4) When a vacancy occurs in the membership appointed by the governor, the governor
75     shall appoint a replacement for the unexpired term.
76          (5) A member may not receive compensation or benefits for the member's service on
77     the commission.
78          Section 4. Section 62A-18-103 is enacted to read:
79          62A-18-103. Commission chair and vice chair.
80          (1) The voting members of the commission shall elect a chair and a vice chair from
81     among the voting members of the commission.
82          (2) The chair and vice chair shall serve for a term of two years.
83          (3) The chair shall:
84          (a) preside at meetings of the commission; and
85          (b) authorize and execute the actions of the commission.
86          (4) The vice chair shall:
87          (a) assist the chair;

88          (b) if the chair is absent, perform the duties of the chair;
89          (c) accept special assignments from the chair; and
90          (d) perform other duties as delegated by the commission.
91          Section 5. Section 62A-18-104 is enacted to read:
92          62A-18-104. Commission functions and duties.
93          (1) The commission shall meet at least quarterly.
94          (2) A voting member of the commission who fails to attend at least 75% of the
95     meetings in a calendar year is automatically removed from the commission.
96          (3) The commission shall:
97          (a) promote public education concerning the financial and emotional responsibilities of
98     fatherhood;
99          (b) assist men to prepare for the legal, financial, and emotional responsibilities of
100     fatherhood;
101          (c) support the establishment of paternity and financial support of a child;
102          (d) encourage a father, regardless of marital status, to foster his emotional connection
103     to and financial support of his child;
104          (e) establish support mechanisms for a father in his relationship with his child,
105     regardless of his marital or financial status;
106          (f) promote the integration of state and local services available for families;
107          (g) support the training of service providers who work with men whom the commission
108     designates as likely to benefit from fatherhood support initiatives;
109          (h) support efforts to educate men and boys on:
110          (i) methods to prevent and interrupt violence and aggression; and
111          (ii) male health; and
112          (i) support, for men and boys, the development of leadership skills and healthy
113     masculinity.
114          (4) The commission may cooperate with a local, state, or national organization engaged
115     in an activity similar to those described in Subsection (3).
116          (5) (a) The commission may, subject to Title 63J, Chapter 5, Federal Funds Procedures
117     Act, receive and accept federal funds, and may receive and accept private gifts, donations, or
118     funds from any source.

119          (b) Money received under this Subsection (5), except for federal funds, shall be
120     deposited in the account.
121          (6) (a) The commission shall keep a record of the commission's actions.
122          (b) All records of the commission are subject to Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government
123     Records Access and Management Act.
124          (7) The department shall provide administrative and staff support services to the
125     commission.
126          Section 6. Section 62A-18-105 is enacted to read:
127          62A-18-105. Responsible Fatherhood Restricted Account.
128          (1) There is created in the General Fund a restricted account known as the
129     "Responsible Fatherhood Restricted Account."
130          (2) The account shall be funded by non-federal fund contributions described in
131     Subsection 62A-18-104(5)(a), including appropriations by the Legislature.
132          (3) Subject to appropriation, funds in the account shall be used to enable the
133     commission to carry out the duties described in Subsection 62A-18-104(3).
134          Section 7. Appropriation.
135          The following sums of money are appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
136     2018, and ending June 30, 2019. These are additions to amounts previously appropriated for
137     fiscal year 2019. The Legislature authorizes the State Division of Finance to transfer the
138     following amounts between the following funds or accounts as indicated. Expenditures and
139     outlays from the funds to which the money is transferred must be authorized by an
140     appropriation.
141          ITEM 1
142          To General Fund Restricted -- Responsible Fatherhood Restricted Account
143          From General Fund, on-going

144               Schedule of Programs:
145          General Fund Restricted -- Responsible Fatherhood
146           Restricted Account                                   $9,000
147          The Legislature intends that the amount provided by this item be used for
148     administrative and program costs of the Utah Responsible Fatherhood Commission, created in
149     Section 62A-18-102.