7 LONG TITLE
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:
26 Other Special Clauses:
27 This bill provides a special effective date.
28 Utah Code Sections Affected:
30 63I-2-263, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2018, Chapters 38, 95, 382, and 469
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
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
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 from among three proposed individuals that the state commander of
56 the Veterans of Foreign Wars recommends;
57 (ii) one individual from among three proposed individuals that the state commander of
58 the American Legion recommends; and
59 (iii) one individual from among three proposed individuals that the state commander of
60 the Disabled American Veterans recommends;
61 (d) the executive director of the Department of Veterans and Military Affairs or the
62 executive director's designee;
63 (e) the executive director of the State Capitol Preservation Board or the executive
64 director's designee; and
65 (f) the director of the Division of State History or the director's designee.
66 (3) Each individual with authority to appoint an individual under Subsection (2) shall
67 make the appointment before July 1, 2019.
68 (4) The commission shall select a chair and a vice chair from among the members
69 described in Subsection (2) during the commission's initial meeting.
70 (5) A majority of the commission constitutes a quorum for the transaction of
71 commission business.
72 (6) The commission shall ensure that each meeting of the commission complies with
73 Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act.
74 (7) The Division of State History shall provide staff support to the commission.
75 Section 3. Section 63G-1-803 is enacted to read:
76 63G-1-803. Commission vacancies -- Salaries and expenses.
77 (1) (a) The individual who appointed a commission member may remove the member
78 from the commission.
79 (b) If a commission member described in Subsection 63G-1-802(2)(a) or (b) leaves the
80 member's legislative office, the individual may not continue to serve as a commission member.
81 (c) Within 14 days after the day on which a vacancy occurs under Subsection (1)(a) or
82 (b) or the day on which another event occurs that causes a vacancy, the individual who
83 originally appointed the member to the subsequently vacant position shall fill the vacancy in
84 accordance with Subsection 63G-1-802(2).
85 (2) (a) A commission member may not receive compensation or benefits for the
86 member's service on the commission but may receive per diem and reimbursement for travel
87 expenses incurred as a commission member as allowed in Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107
88 and rules that the Division of Finance makes in accordance with Sections 63A-3-106 and
90 (b) Compensation and expenses of a commission member who is a legislator are
91 governed by Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rules, Title 5, Legislative Compensation and
93 Section 4. Section 63G-1-804 is enacted to read:
94 63G-1-804. Commission duties.
95 The commission shall:
96 (1) convene the commission's initial meeting on or before July 12, 2019;
97 (2) before August 1, 2019, issue a request for designs for the memorial;
98 (3) before November 1, 2019, hold at least three public hearings regarding potential
99 site options for the memorial;
100 (4) no later than the November interim meeting in 2019, make a report and
101 recommendation to the Government Operations Interim Committee regarding:
102 (a) potential site options for the memorial; and
103 (b) public input that the commission received under Subsection (3); and
104 (5) before February 1, 2020:
105 (a) hold at least three public hearings regarding potential designs for the memorial; and
106 (b) provide a formal written proposal to the House Government Operations Standing
107 Committee and the Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Standing
108 Committee regarding:
109 (i) the design and location of the memorial; and
110 (ii) the anticipated schedule and costs for construction of the memorial.
111 Section 5. Section 63I-2-263 is amended to read:
112 63I-2-263. Repeal dates, Title 63A to Title 63N.
113 (1) On July 1, 2020:
114 (a) Subsection 63A-3-403(5)(a)(i) is repealed; and
115 (b) in Subsection 63A-3-403(5)(a)(ii), the language that states "appointed on or after
116 May 8, 2018," is repealed.
117 (2) Title 63C, Chapter 19, Higher Education Strategic Planning Commission is
118 repealed July 1, 2020.
119 (3) The following sections regarding the World War II Memorial Commission are
120 repealed on July 1, 2020:
121 (a) Section 63G-1-801;
122 (b) Section 63G-1-802;
123 (c) Section 63G-1-803; and
124 (d) Section 63G-1-804.
127 (a) in Subsection 63J-1-206(2)(c)(i), the language that states "Subsection (2)(c)(ii) and"
128 is repealed; and
129 (b) Subsection 63J-1-206(2)(c)(ii) is repealed.
133 Section 6. Effective date.
134 If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
135 upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
136 Constitution, Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
137 the date of veto override.