Chief Sponsor: Jacob L. Anderegg

House Sponsor: Brad R. Wilson


8     General Description:
9          This bill modifies provisions related to the Industrial Assistance Account.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     modifies the allowable distribution of money from the Industrial Assistance
13     Account;
14          ▸     requires the Governor's Office of Economic Development to annually report on the
15     grants provided through the Industrial Assistance Account;
16          ▸     allows some nonprofit organizations engaged in publicizing, developing, and
17     promoting the high tech sector to qualify for a grant from the Industrial Assistance
18     Account;
19          ▸     provides a sunset date; and
20          ▸     makes technical changes.
21     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
22          This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2019:
23          ▸     to the Economic Development - Industrial Assistance Fund as an ongoing
24     appropriation:
25               •     from the General Fund, $1,000,000.
26     Other Special Clauses:
27          None

28     Utah Code Sections Affected:
29     AMENDS:
30          63I-1-263, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2017, Chapters 23, 47, 95, 166, 205, 469,
31     and 470
32          63N-3-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2016, Chapter 34
33          63N-3-103, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2015, Chapter 283
34          63N-3-109, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2015, Chapter 283

36     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
37          Section 1. Section 63I-1-263 is amended to read:
38          63I-1-263. Repeal dates, Titles 63A to 63N.
39          (1) Subsection 63A-5-104(4)(h) is repealed on July 1, 2024.
40          (2) Section 63A-5-603, State Facility Energy Efficiency Fund, is repealed July 1, 2023.
41          (3) Title 63C, Chapter 4a, Constitutional and Federalism Defense Act, is repealed July
42     1, 2018.
43          (4) Title 63C, Chapter 4b, Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands, is
44     repealed November 30, 2019.
45          (5) Title 63C, Chapter 16, Prison Development Commission Act, is repealed July 1,
46     2020.
47          (6) Title 63C, Chapter 17, Point of the Mountain Development Commission Act, is
48     repealed July 1, 2021.
49          (7) Title 63C, Chapter 18, Mental Health Crisis Line Commission, is repealed July 1,
50     2018.
51          (8) Title 63G, Chapter 21, Agreements to Provide State Services, is repealed July 1,
52     2023.
53          (9) Title 63H, Chapter 4, Heber Valley Historic Railroad Authority, is repealed July 1,
54     2020.
55          (10) Title 63H, Chapter 8, Utah Housing Corporation Act, is repealed July 1, 2026.
56          (11) On July 1, 2025:
57          (a) in Subsection 17-27a-404(3)(c)(ii), the language that states "the Resource
58     Development Coordinating Committee," is repealed;

59          (b) Subsection 23-14-21(2)(c) is amended to read "(c) provide notification of proposed
60     sites for the transplant of species to local government officials having jurisdiction over areas
61     that may be affected by a transplant.";
62          (c) in Subsection 23-14-21(3), the language that states "and the Resource Development
63     Coordinating Committee" is repealed;
64          (d) in Subsection 23-21-2.3(1), the language that states "the Resource Development
65     Coordinating Committee created in Section 63J-4-501 and" is repealed;
66          (e) in Subsection 23-21-2.3(2), the language that states "the Resource Development
67     Coordinating Committee and" is repealed;
68          (f) Subsection 63J-4-102(1) is repealed and the remaining subsections are renumbered
69     accordingly;
70          (g) Subsections 63J-4-401(5)(a) and (c) are repealed;
71          (h) Subsection 63J-4-401(5)(b) is renumbered to Subsection 63J-4-401(5)(a) and the
72     word "and" is inserted immediately after the semicolon;
73          (i) Subsection 63J-4-401(5)(d) is renumbered to Subsection 63J-4-401(5)(b);
74          (j) Sections 63J-4-501, 63J-4-502, 63J-4-503, 63J-4-504, and 63J-4-505 are repealed;
75     and
76          (k) Subsection 63J-4-603(1)(e)(iv) is repealed and the remaining subsections are
77     renumbered accordingly.
78          (12) (a) Subsection 63J-1-602.4(15) is repealed July 1, 2022.
79          (b) When repealing Subsection 63J-1-602.4(15), the Office of Legislative Research and
80     General Counsel shall, in addition to the office's authority under Subsection 36-12-12(3), make
81     necessary changes to subsection numbering and cross references.
82          (13) The Crime Victim Reparations and Assistance Board, created in Section
83     63M-7-504, is repealed July 1, 2027.
84          (14) Title 63M, Chapter 11, Utah Commission on Aging, is repealed July 1, 2027.
85          (15) Title 63N, Chapter 2, Part 2, Enterprise Zone Act, is repealed July 1, 2018.
86          (16) (a) Title 63N, Chapter 2, Part 4, Recycling Market Development Zone Act, is
87     repealed January 1, 2021.
88          (b) Subject to Subsection (16)(c), Sections 59-7-610 and 59-10-1007 regarding tax
89     credits for certain persons in recycling market development zones, are repealed for taxable

90     years beginning on or after January 1, 2021.
91          (c) A person may not claim a tax credit under Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007:
92          (i) for the purchase price of machinery or equipment described in Section 59-7-610 or
93     59-10-1007, if the machinery or equipment is purchased on or after January 1, 2021; or
94          (ii) for an expenditure described in Subsection 59-7-610(1)(b) or 59-10-1007(1)(b), if
95     the expenditure is made on or after January 1, 2021.
96          (d) Notwithstanding Subsections (16)(b) and (c), a person may carry forward a tax
97     credit in accordance with Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 if:
98          (i) the person is entitled to a tax credit under Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007; and
99          (ii) (A) for the purchase price of machinery or equipment described in Section
100     59-7-610 or 59-10-1007, the machinery or equipment is purchased on or before December 31,
101     2020; or
102          (B) for an expenditure described in Subsection 59-7-610(1)(b) or 59-10-1007(1)(b), the
103     expenditure is made on or before December 31, 2020.
104          (17) Section 63N-2-512 is repealed on July 1, 2021.
105          (18) (a) Title 63N, Chapter 2, Part 6, Utah Small Business Jobs Act, is repealed
106     January 1, 2021.
107          (b) Section 59-9-107 regarding tax credits against premium taxes is repealed for
108     calendar years beginning on or after January 1, 2021.
109          (c) Notwithstanding Subsection (18)(b), an entity may carry forward a tax credit in
110     accordance with Section 59-9-107 if:
111          (i) the person is entitled to a tax credit under Section 59-9-107 on or before December
112     31, 2020; and
113          (ii) the qualified equity investment that is the basis of the tax credit is certified under
114     Section 63N-2-603 on or before December 31, 2023.
115          (19) Subsections 63N-3-109(2)(f) and 63N-3-109(2)(g)(i)(C) are repealed July 1, 2023.
116          [(19)] (20) Title 63N, Chapter 9, Part 2, Outdoor Recreational Infrastructure Grant
117     Program, is repealed January 1, 2023.
118          [(20)] (21) Title 63N, Chapter 12, Part 3, Utah Broadband Outreach Center, is repealed
119     July 1, 2018.
120          [(21)] (22) Title 63N, Chapter 12, Part 4, Career and Technical Education Board, is

121     repealed July 1, 2018.
122          Section 2. Section 63N-3-102 is amended to read:
123          63N-3-102. Definitions.
124          As used in this part:
125          (1) "Administrator" means the executive director or the executive director's designee.
126          (2) "Best available control technology" means a pollution control method that is
127     approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or the Department of
128     Environmental Quality to control a certain pollutant type to a specified degree.
129          (3) "Company creating an economic impediment" means a company that discourages
130     economic development within a reasonable radius of its location because of:
131          (a) odors;
132          (b) noise;
133          (c) pollution;
134          (d) health hazards; or
135          (e) other activities similar to those described in Subsections (3)(a) through (d).
136          (4) "Economic opportunities" means unique business situations or community
137     circumstances, including the development of recreation infrastructure and the promotion of the
138     high tech sector in the state, which lend themselves to the furtherance of the economic interests
139     of the state by providing a catalyst or stimulus to the growth or retention, or both, of commerce
140     and industry in the state, including retention of companies whose relocation outside the state
141     would have a significant detrimental economic impact on the state as a whole, regions of the
142     state, or specific components of the state as determined by the board.
143          (5) "Economically disadvantaged rural area" means a geographic area designated by the
144     board under Section 63N-3-111.
145          (6) "Nonattainment area" means a part of the state where air quality is determined to
146     exceed the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, as defined in the Clean Air Act
147     Amendments of 1970, Pub. L. No. 91-604, Sec. 109, for fine particulate matter (PM 2.5).
148          (7) "Replacement company" means a company locating its business or part of its
149     business in a location vacated by a company creating an economic impediment.
150          (8) "Restricted Account" means the restricted account known as the Industrial
151     Assistance Account created in Section 63N-3-103.

152          (9) "Targeted industry" means an industry or group of industries targeted by the board
153     under Section 63N-3-111, for economic development in the state.
154          Section 3. Section 63N-3-103 is amended to read:
155          63N-3-103. Industrial Assistance Account created -- Uses -- Administrator duties
156     -- Costs.
157          (1) There is created a restricted account within the General Fund known as the
158     "Industrial Assistance Account" of which annually:
159          (a) up to 50% of the unencumbered money in the account may be used in economically
160     disadvantaged rural areas;
161          (b) up to [25%] the greater of $1,000,000 or 25% of the unencumbered money in the
162     account may be used to take timely advantage of economic opportunities as they arise; and
163          (c) up to 4% of the unencumbered money in the account may be used to promote
164     business and economic development in rural areas of the state with the Business Expansion and
165     Retention Initiative.
166          (2) The administrator shall administer:
167          (a) the restricted account created under Subsection (1), under the policy direction of the
168     board; and
169          (b) the Business Expansion and Retention Initiative for the rural areas of the state.
170          (3) The administrator may hire appropriate support staff to perform the duties required
171     under this section.
172          (4) The cost of administering the restricted account shall be paid from money in the
173     restricted account.
174          (5) Interest accrued from investment of money in the restricted account shall remain in
175     the restricted account.
176          (6) The office shall review the activities and progress of grant recipients under this
177     chapter on a regular basis and, as part of the office's annual written report described in Section
178     63N-1-301, report on the economic impact of activities funded by the grants.
179          Section 4. Section 63N-3-109 is amended to read:
180          63N-3-109. Financial assistance to entities offering economic opportunities.
181          (1) Subject to the duties and powers of the board under Section 63N-1-402, the
182     administrator may provide money from the Industrial Assistance Account to an entity offering

183     an economic opportunity if that entity:
184          (a) applies to the administrator; and
185          (b) meets the qualifications of Subsection (2).
186          (2) The applicant shall:
187          (a) demonstrate to the satisfaction of the administrator the nature of the economic
188     opportunity and the related benefit to the economic well-being of the state by providing
189     evidence documenting the logical and compelling linkage, either direct or indirect, between the
190     expenditure of money necessitated by the economic opportunity and the likelihood that the
191     state's tax base, regions of the state's tax base, or specific components of the state's tax base
192     will not be reduced but will be maintained or enlarged;
193          (b) demonstrate how the funding request will act in concert with other state, federal, or
194     local agencies to achieve the economic benefit;
195          (c) demonstrate how the funding request will act in concert with free market principles;
196          (d) in the case of an economic opportunity that includes the retention of jobs,
197     demonstrate how the potential relocation of jobs outside the state is related to a merger,
198     acquisition, consolidation, or similar business reason other than the applicant simply requesting
199     state assistance to remain in the state;
200          (e) satisfy other criteria the administrator considers appropriate; [and]
201          (f) if the applicant meets the requirements of Subsection (2)(g)(i)(C), demonstrate how
202     the funding request will be used primarily to fund a program of out-of-state advertising,
203     marketing, and branding for an annual conference for the high tech sector with at least 10,000
204     attendees; and
205          [(f)] (g) be either:
206          (i) an entity whose purpose is to exclusively or substantially promote, develop, or
207     maintain the economic welfare and prosperity of the state as a whole, regions of the state, or
208     specific components of the state, including:
209          (A) an entity that is a sports development organization under contract with the state for
210     sports development and sporting event attraction and related activities that provide an
211     economic impact or promotional value to the state; [or]
212          (B) an entity that implements technology innovation in public schools, including
213     whole-school one-to-one mobile device technology deployment for the purpose of incubating

214     technology solutions related to economic and workforce development[.]; or
215          (C) an entity that is a nonprofit organization engaged in publicizing, developing, and
216     promoting the high tech sector in the state through activities that include organizing and
217     hosting an annual conference for the high tech sector with at least 10,000 attendees; or
218          (ii) a company or individual that meets the requirements of Subsections (2)(a) through
219     (f) but does not otherwise qualify under Section 63N-3-105.
220          (3) Subject to the duties and powers of the board under Section 63N-1-402, the
221     administrator shall:
222          (a) make findings as to whether an applicant has satisfied each of the conditions set
223     forth in Subsection (2);
224          (b) establish benchmarks and timeframes in which progress toward the completion of
225     the agreed upon activity is to occur;
226          (c) monitor compliance by an applicant with any contract or agreement entered into by
227     the applicant and the state as provided by Section 63N-3-107; and
228          (d) make funding decisions based upon appropriate findings and compliance.
229          Section 5. Appropriation.
230          The following sums of money are appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
231     2018, and ending June 30, 2019. These are additions to amounts previously appropriated for
232     fiscal year 2019. Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures
233     Act, the Legislature appropriates the following sums of money from the funds or accounts
234     indicated for the use and support of the government of the state of Utah.
235          To Economic Development -- Industrial Assistance Fund
236               From General Fund

237               Schedule of Programs:
238                    Industrial Assistance Fund               $1,000,000
239          The Legislature intends that up to $1,000,000 of the appropriation to the Industrial
240     Assistance Fund be used by the Governor's Office of Economic Development to provide
241     money to an entity offering an economic opportunity under Subsection 63N-3-109(2)(f)(i)(C).

Legislative Review Note
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel