Chief Sponsor: Val L. Peterson

Senate Sponsor: Ann Millner


8     General Description:
9          This bill makes changes to the State Armory Board and the West Traverse Sentinel
10     Landscape Fund.
11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     adds landscape monitoring, community outreach and education, and administrative
14     costs approved by the Utah National Guard as purposes for the fund; and
15          ▸     makes technical corrections to the State Armory Board responsibilities.
16     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17          None
18     Other Special Clauses:
19          None
20     Utah Code Sections Affected:
21     AMENDS:
22          39-2-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2016, Chapter 254
23          39-10-105, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2018, Chapter 216

25     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26          Section 1. Section 39-2-2 is amended to read:
27          39-2-2. Powers of State Armory Board.
28          (1) The board shall supervise and control the armories and arsenals, and all real
29     property held or acquired for the military purposes of the state.

30          (2) The board may:
31          (a) provide suitable armories and arsenals for the different organizations of the
32     National Guard;
33          (b) lease buildings for armory and arsenal purposes throughout the state wherever
34     necessary for the use of organizations of the National Guard and for the storage of state and
35     government property at a rental that the board considers reasonable;
36          (c) erect armories and arsenals at places within the state that it considers necessary
37     upon lands to which it has acquired the legal title;
38          (d) expend military funds to acquire legal title to lands and to construct armories and
39     arsenals;
40          (e) lease [land that it] property that the board holds under Subsection (1) [to
41     Department of Defense agencies for military purposes] for purposes consistent with the
42     mission of the Utah National Guard; and
43          (f) conduct meetings and take official action in person or as necessary via electronic
44     means, including telephone or video teleconferencing, or a combination of these methods.
45          (3) (a) Subject to Subsection (3)(b), the board may take options for the purchase of any
46     premises under lease to the state for armory and arsenal purposes:
47          (i) at any time during the life of the lease; and
48          (ii) when the purchase is in the state's interest.
49          (b) An option is not binding upon the board until it is approved by the Legislature.
50          (4) (a) Before legally binding the state to sell or lease any armory, army premises, or
51     other real property owned by the National Guard, the board shall submit a description of the
52     proposed sale to the Legislative Management Committee for its review and recommendations.
53          (b) Before legally binding the state to purchase any interest in real property, the board
54     shall submit a description of the proposed sale to the Legislative Management Committee for
55     its review and recommendations.
56          (c) The Legislative Management Committee shall review each proposal and may:
57          (i) recommend that the board complete the purchase or sale; or

58          (ii) recommend that the board not complete the purchase or sale.
59          (5) The proceeds from the sales and leases of armories and army [premises] property
60     authorized by this section shall be appropriated to the State Armory Board to be applied toward
61     the acquisition and sale of real property, and the construction of new armories.
62          Section 2. Section 39-10-105 is amended to read:
63          39-10-105. West Traverse Sentinel Landscape Fund.
64          (1) As used in this section:
65          (a) "Committee" means the West Traverse Sentinel Landscape Coordinating
66     Committee created in Section 39-10-103.
67          (b) "Fund" means the West Traverse Sentinel Landscape Fund.
68          (2) There is created a restricted account within the General Fund known as the West
69     Traverse Sentinel Landscape Fund.
70          (3) The fund shall consist of:
71          (a) appropriations from the Legislature; and
72          (b) grants or donations from other public or private sources.
73          (4) The fund shall be administered by the Utah National Guard and the committee.
74          (5) The purpose of the fund shall be to provide:
75          (a) matching funds for established federal funding programs concerning sentinel
76     landscapes;
77          (b) matching funds for local and private funding programs that assist with sentinel
78     landscape designations; [and]
79          (c) incentives for landowners who voluntarily participate in land management practices
80     that are consistent with Camp Williams's military missions[.];
81          (d) sentinel landscape monitoring, community outreach, and education;
82          (e) costs associated with due diligence and administration of purchasing land and
83     easements; and
84          (f) administrative costs as approved by the Utah National Guard and the committee.
85          (6) The committee may make an appropriation request through the Utah National

86     Guard to the Legislature for necessary funds to carry out the committee's purpose.
87          (7) Upon appropriation, funds may only be used for landscapes that qualify under:
88          (a) the Army Compatible Use Buffer Program guidelines or similar regulations as a
89     federal program whose purpose is to secure landscapes that serve to buffer military
90     installations;
91          (b) Internal Revenue Code guidelines in 26 U.S.C. Sec. 170(h); or
92          (c) local municipal or county guidelines established through the committee and
93     consistent with Camp Williams's military mission.
94          [(8) Funds used for projects with matching federal funding may not exceed a 25%
95     match with federal funds.]