Chief Sponsor: Chris H. Wilson

House Sponsor: Calvin R. Musselman


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:
17          None
18     Other Special Clauses:
19          None
20     Utah Code Sections Affected:
21     AMENDS:
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
41     section.
42          (3) (a) An Executive Residence Commission is established to make recommendations
43     to the [State Building Board] Division of Facilities Construction and Management for the use,
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 [State Building Board] Division of Facilities Construction and Management prior to August
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
55     background:
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
73     commission.
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
83     63A-3-107.
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 [building board] Division of Facilities Construction and Management may
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.