8 LONG TITLE
9 Committee Note:
10 The Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim Committee
11 recommended this bill.
12 General Description:
13 This bill deals with the duties of the Legislative Water Development Commission.
14 Highlighted Provisions:
15 This bill:
16 ▸ removes the sunset date for the Legislative Water Development Commission;
17 ▸ authorizes the Legislative Water Development Commission to meet up to six times
18 per calendar year without approval from the Legislative Management Committee;
20 ▸ makes technical changes.
21 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
23 Other Special Clauses:
25 Utah Code Sections Affected:
27 63I-1-273, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 148, 311 and renumbered
28 and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
29 73-27-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2016, Chapter 309
31 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
32 Section 1. Section 63I-1-273 is amended to read:
33 63I-1-273. Repeal dates, Title 73.
37 73-3-30(3) is repealed December 31, 2018.
38 Section 2. Section 73-27-103 is amended to read:
39 73-27-103. Duties of commission.
40 (1) The commission shall consider and make recommendations to the Legislature and
41 governor on the following issues:
42 (a) how the water needs of the state's growing municipal and industrial sectors will be
44 (b) what the impact of federal regulations and legislation will be on the ability of the
45 state to manage and develop its compacted water rights;
46 (c) how the state will fund water projects;
47 (d) whether the state should become an owner and operator of water projects;
48 (e) how the state will encourage the implementation of water conservation programs;
50 (f) other water issues of statewide importance.
51 (2) The commission shall:
52 (a) consult with the Division of Water Resources and the Board of Water Resources
54 (i) recommendations for rules, criteria, targets, processes, and plans described in
55 Subsection 73-10g-105(3); and
56 (ii) the scope of any request for proposals that may be issued by the Division of Water
57 Resources and Board of Water Resources to assist in creating the rules, criteria, targets,
58 processes, and plans described in Subsection 73-10g-105(3); and
59 (b) report the recommendations described in Subsection (2)(a) to the Natural
60 Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim Committee and the Legislative Management
61 Committee by October 30, 2016.
62 (3) The commission may:
63 (a) form one or more working groups from the membership of the commission to
64 consider and study the issues described in this section[
65 (b) meet up to six times per calendar year without approval from the Legislative
66 Management Committee.
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