This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 1:11 PM by pflowers.



Chief Sponsor: Jennifer Dailey-Provost

Senate Sponsor: Kirk A. Cullimore


8     General Description:
9          This bill creates the World War II Memorial Commission and establishes the
10     commission's duties.
11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     defines terms;
14          ▸     creates the World War II Memorial Commission;
15          ▸     provides for the term and appointment of commission members;
16          ▸     requires the commission to:
17               •     issue a request for designs for a World War II Memorial;
18               •     hold hearings regarding site options and design proposals; and
19               •     make a certain report and recommendation to the House Government
20     Operations Standing Committee and the Senate Government Operations and
21     Political Subdivisions Standing Committee;
22          ▸      establishes a repeal date for the commission; and
23          ▸     makes technical changes.
24     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
25          None
26     Other Special Clauses:
27          This bill provides a special effective date.

28     Utah Code Sections Affected:
29     AMENDS:
30          63I-2-263, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2018, Chapters 38, 95, 382, and 469
31     ENACTS:
32          63G-1-801, Utah Code Annotated 1953
33          63G-1-802, Utah Code Annotated 1953
34          63G-1-803, Utah Code Annotated 1953
35          63G-1-804, Utah Code Annotated 1953

37     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
38          Section 1. Section 63G-1-801 is enacted to read:
39          63G-1-801. Definitions.
40          As used in this part:
41          (1) "Commission" means the World War II Memorial Commission created in Section
42     63G-1-802.
43          (2) "Memorial" means the World War II Memorial to honor veterans of World War II
44     and celebrate Utahns' significant contribution and sacrifice to American success in World War
45     II.
46          Section 2. Section 63G-1-802 is enacted to read:
47          63G-1-802. World War II Memorial Commission -- Creation -- Membership --
48     Meetings -- Staff.
49          (1) There is created the World War II Memorial Commission.
50          (2) The commission consists of the following nine members:
51          (a) a member of the Senate that the president of the Senate appoints;
52          (b) two members of the House of Representatives that the speaker of the House of
53     Representatives appoints;
54          (c) the following three individuals that the governor appoints:
55          (i) one individual Ĥ→ from among three proposed individuals ←Ĥ that the state
55a     commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
56     recommends;
57          (ii) one individual Ĥ→ from among three proposed individuals ←Ĥ that the state
57a     commander of the American Legion recommends; and
58          (iii) one individual Ĥ→ from among three proposed individuals ←Ĥ that the state
58a     commander of the Disabled American Veterans

59     recommends;
60          (d) the executive director of the Department of Veterans and Military affairs or the
61     executive director's designee;
62          (e) the executive director of the State Capitol Preservation Board or the executive
63     director's designee; and
64          (f) the director of the Division of State History or the director's designee.
65          (3) Each individual with authority to appoint an individual under Subsection (2) shall
66     make the appointment before July 1, 2019.
67          (4) The commission shall select a chair and a vice chair from among the members
68     described in Subsection (2) during the commission's initial meeting.
69          (5) A majority of the commission constitutes a quorum for the transaction of
70     commission business.
71          (6) The commission shall ensure that each meeting of the commission complies with
72     Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act.
73          (7) The Division of State History shall provide staff support to the commission.
74          Section 3. Section 63G-1-803 is enacted to read:
75          63G-1-803. Commission vacancies -- Salaries and expenses.
76          (1) (a) The individual who appointed a commission member may remove the member
77     from the commission.
78          (b) If a commission member described in Subsection 63G-1-802(2)(a) or (b) leaves the
79     member's legislative office, the individual may not continue to serve as a commission member.
80          (c) Within 14 days after the day on which a vacancy occurs under Subsection (1)(a) or
81     (b) or the day on which another event occurs that causes a vacancy, the individual who
82     originally appointed the member to the subsequently vacant position shall fill the vacancy in
83     accordance with Subsection 63G-1-802(2).
84          (2) (a) A commission member may not receive compensation or benefits for the
85     member's service on the commission but may receive per diem and reimbursement for travel
86     expenses incurred as a commission member as allowed in Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107
87     and rules that the Division of Finance makes in accordance with Sections 63A-3-106 and
88     63A-3-107.
89          (b) Compensation and expenses of a commission member who is a legislator are

90     governed by Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rules, Title 5, Legislative Compensation and
91     Expenses.
92          Section 4. Section 63G-1-804 is enacted to read:
93          63G-1-804. Commission duties.
94          The commission shall:
95          (1) convene the commission's initial meeting on or before July 12, 2019;
96          (2) before August 1, 2019, issue a request for designs for the memorial;
97          (3) before November 1, 2019, hold at least three public hearings regarding potential
98     site options for the memorial;
99          (4) no later than the November interim meeting in 2019, make a report and
100     recommendation to the Government Operations Interim Committee regarding:
101          (a) potential site options for the memorial; and
102          (b) public input that the commission received under Subsection (3); and
103          (5) before February 1, 2020:
104          (a) hold at least three public hearings regarding potential designs for the memorial; and
105          (b) provide a formal written proposal to the House Government Operations Standing
106     Committee and the Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Standing
107     Committee regarding:
108          (i) the design and location of the memorial; and
109          (ii) the anticipated schedule and costs for construction of the memorial.
110          Section 5. Section 63I-2-263 is amended to read:
111          63I-2-263. Repeal dates, Title 63A to Title 63N.
112          (1) On July 1, 2020:
113          (a) Subsection 63A-3-403(5)(a)(i) is repealed; and
114          (b) in Subsection 63A-3-403(5)(a)(ii), the language that states "appointed on or after
115     May 8, 2018," is repealed.
116          (2) Title 63C, Chapter 19, Higher Education Strategic Planning Commission is
117     repealed July 1, 2020.
118          (3) The following sections regarding the World War II Memorial Commission are
119     repealed on July 1, 2020:
120          (a) Section 63G-1-801;

121          (b) Section 63G-1-802;
122          (c) Section 63G-1-803; and
123          (d) Section 63G-1-804.
124          [(3)] (4) Section 63H-7a-303 is repealed on July 1, 2022.
125          [(4)] (5) On July 1, 2019:
126          (a) in Subsection 63J-1-206(2)(c)(i), the language that states "Subsection (2)(c)(ii) and"
127     is repealed; and
128          (b) Subsection 63J-1-206(2)(c)(ii) is repealed.
129          [(5)] (6) Section 63J-4-708 is repealed January 1, 2023.
130          [(6)] (7) Subsection 63N-3-109(2)(f)(i)(B) is repealed July 1, 2020.
131          [(7)] (8) Section 63N-3-110 is repealed July 1, 2020.
132          Section 6. Effective date.
133          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
134     upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
135     Constitution, Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
136     the date of veto override.