Chief Sponsor: Mike Winder

Senate Sponsor: Derek L. Kitchen


9     Committee Note:
10          The Economic Development and Workforce Services Interim Committee recommended
11     this bill.
12               Legislative Vote:     13 voting for     0 voting against     4 absent
13     General Description:
14          This bill amends the Intergenerational Poverty Mitigation Act.
15     Highlighted Provisions:
16          This bill:
17          ▸     amends the membership of the Utah Intergenerational Welfare Reform
18     Commission; and
19          ▸     amends the membership of the Intergenerational Poverty Advisory Committee.
20     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
21          None
22     Other Special Clauses:
23          None
24     Utah Code Sections Affected:
25     AMENDS:
26          35A-9-301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2016, Chapter 296
27          35A-9-304, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 59


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

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