Chief Sponsor: Mike Winder

Senate Sponsor: Derek L. Kitchen

7     Cosponsors:
8     Cheryl K. Acton
Sandra Hollins


11     General Description:
12          This bill amends the Intergenerational Poverty Mitigation Act.
13     Highlighted Provisions:
14          This bill:
15          ▸     amends the membership of the Utah Intergenerational Welfare Reform
16     Commission; and
17          ▸     amends the membership of the Intergenerational Poverty Advisory Committee.
18     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
19          None
20     Other Special Clauses:
21          None
22     Utah Code Sections Affected:
23     AMENDS:
24          35A-9-301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2016, Chapter 296
25          35A-9-304, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 59

27     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28          Section 1. Section 35A-9-301 is amended to read:

29          35A-9-301. Creation of the Utah Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission.
30          There is created the Utah Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission composed of
31     the following [seven] eight members:
32          (1) the lieutenant governor;
33          (2) the executive director of the Department of Workforce Services or the deputy
34     director if designated by the executive director;
35          (3) the executive director of the Department of Health or the deputy director if
36     designated by the executive director;
37          (4) the executive director of the Department of Human Services or the deputy director
38     if designated by the executive director;
39          (5) the state superintendent of public education or the deputy state superintendent if
40     designated by the superintendent;
41          (6) the state juvenile court administrator; [and]
42          (7) the director of the Division of Multicultural Affairs within the Department of
43     Heritage and Arts; and
44          [(7)] (8) the chair of the Intergenerational Poverty Advisory Committee created in
45     Section 35A-9-304.
46          Section 2. Section 35A-9-304 is amended to read:
47          35A-9-304. Intergenerational Poverty Advisory Committee -- Creation -- Duties.
48          (1) To assist the commission, there is created the Intergenerational Poverty Advisory
49     Committee.
50          (2) The advisory committee shall be composed of no more than [11] 12 members.
51          (3) Members of the advisory committee shall be appointed by the chair of the
52     commission, with the approval of the commission, and shall include at least one member from
53     each of the following groups:
54          (a) advocacy groups that focus on childhood poverty issues;
55          (b) advocacy groups that focus on education issues;
56          (c) academic experts in childhood poverty or education issues;

57          (d) faith-based organizations that address childhood poverty or education issues; [and]
58          (e) local government representatives that address childhood poverty or education
59     issues[.]; and
60          (f) representatives of minority communities where children are disproportionately
61     impacted by intergenerational poverty.
62          (4) Subject to Subsection (5), each member of the advisory committee shall be
63     appointed for a four-year term unless a member is appointed to complete an unexpired term.
64          (5) The commission chair may adjust the length of term at the time of appointment or
65     reappointment so that approximately half of the advisory committee is appointed every two
66     years.
67          (6) The commission chair may remove an advisory committee member:
68          (a) if the member is unable or unwilling to carry out the member's assigned
69     responsibilities; or
70          (b) for good cause.
71          (7) If a vacancy occurs in the advisory committee membership for any reason, a
72     replacement may be appointed for the unexpired term.
73          (8) The commission chair shall select a chair of the advisory committee on an annual
74     basis.
75          (9) A majority of the advisory committee constitutes a quorum of the advisory
76     committee at any meeting and the action of the majority of members present are the action of
77     the advisory committee.
78          (10) The advisory committee shall:
79          (a) meet at least twice a year at the request of the commission chair or the chair of the
80     advisory committee;
81          (b) make recommendations to the commission on how the commission and the state
82     can effectively address the needs of children affected by intergenerational poverty and achieve
83     the purposes and duties of the commission as described in Section 35A-9-303; and
84          (c) ensure that the advisory committee's recommendations to the commission are

85     supported by verifiable data.
86          (11) The Department of Workforce Services shall provide staff support to the advisory
87     committee.