7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends provisions related to the Executive Residence Commission.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ requires the Executive Residence Commission to make recommendations to the
13 Division of Facilities Construction and Management instead of the state building
14 board; and
15 ▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
16 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 67-1-8.1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2017, Chapter 181
23 67-1-9, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 9
25 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26 Section 1. Section 67-1-8.1 is amended to read:
27 67-1-8.1. Executive Residence Commission -- Recommendations as to use,
28 maintenance, and operation of executive residence.
29 (1) The Legislature finds and declares that:
30 (a) the state property known as the Thomas Kearns Mansion is a recognized state
31 landmark possessing historical and architectural qualities that should be preserved; and
32 (b) the Thomas Kearns Mansion was the first building listed on the National Register
33 of Historic Places in the state.
34 (2) As used in this section:
35 (a) "Executive residence" includes the:
36 (i) Thomas Kearns Mansion;
37 (ii) Carriage House building; and
38 (iii) grounds and landscaping surrounding the Thomas Kearns Mansion and the
39 Carriage House building.
40 (b) "Commission" means the Executive Residence Commission established in this
42 (3) (a) An Executive Residence Commission is established to make recommendations
43 to the [
44 operation, maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, alteration, restoration, placement of art and
45 monuments, or adoptive use of the executive residence.
46 (b) The commission shall meet at least once a year and make any recommendations to
47 the [
48 1 of each year.
49 (4) The commission shall consist of nine voting members and one ex officio,
50 nonvoting member representing the Governor's Mansion Foundation. The membership shall
51 consist of:
52 (a) three private citizens appointed by the governor, who have demonstrated an interest
53 in historical preservation;
54 (b) three additional private citizens appointed by the governor with the following
56 (i) an interior design professional with a background in historic spaces;
57 (ii) an architect with a background in historic preservation and restoration
58 recommended by the Utah chapter of the American Institute of Architects; and
59 (iii) a landscape architect with a background and knowledge of historic properties
60 recommended by the Utah chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects;
61 (c) the director, or director's designee, of the Division of Art and Museums;
62 (d) the director, or director's designee, of the Division of State History; and
63 (e) the executive director, or executive director's designee, of the Department of
64 Administrative Services.
65 (5) (a) Except as required by Subsection (5)(b), as terms of current commission
66 members expire, the governor shall appoint each new member or reappointed member to a
67 four-year term ending on March 1.
68 (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (5)(a), the governor shall, at the
69 time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of
70 commission members are staggered so that approximately half of the commission is appointed
71 every two years.
72 (6) (a) The governor shall appoint a chair from among the membership of the
74 (b) Six members of the commission shall constitute a quorum, and either the chair or
75 two other members of the commission may call meetings of the commission.
76 (7) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
77 appointed for the unexpired term.
78 (8) A member may not receive compensation or benefits for the member's service, but
79 may receive per diem and travel expenses in accordance with:
80 (a) Section 63A-3-106;
81 (b) Section 63A-3-107; and
82 (c) rules made by the Division of Finance pursuant to Sections 63A-3-106 and
84 (9) The Division of Facilities Construction and Management shall provide the
85 administrative support to the commission.
86 Section 2. Section 67-1-9 is amended to read:
87 67-1-9. Governor's residence -- Sources of funds.
88 (1) The Kearns' mansion shall be the official residence of the governor.
89 (2) The [
90 apply for, accept and expend funds from federal and other sources for carrying out the purposes
91 of Section 67-1-8.1 and this section.