This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Feb 8, 2022 at 8:10 AM by pflowers.




Chief Sponsor: Jon Hawkins

Senate Sponsor: Todd D. Weiler


9     General Description:
10          This bill creates the Trauma-informed Research and Training Grant Program.
11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     defines terms;
14          ▸     creates the Trauma-informed Research and Training Grant Program within the
15     Department of Workforce Services;
16          ▸     creates reporting requirements;
17          ▸     provides a sunset date; and
18          ▸     makes technical and conforming changes.
19     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20          This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2023:
21          ▸     to Department of Workforce Services -- Operations and Policy -- Workforce
22     Development, as a one-time appropriation:
23               •     From General Fund, One-time, $2,000,000.
24     Other Special Clauses:
25          None
26     Utah Code Sections Affected:
27     AMENDS:

28          63I-1-235, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2021, Chapters 28 and 282
29     ENACTS:
30          35A-1-601, Utah Code Annotated 1953

32     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
33          Section 1. Section 35A-1-601 is enacted to read:
Part 6. Department Grant Programs

35          35A-1-601. Trauma-informed Research and Training Grant Program.
36          (1) As used in this section:
37          (a) "Program" means a statewide program described in Subsection (2).
38          (b) "Traumatic life experience" means a life event or set of circumstances that:
39          (i) a child or adult experiences as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening;
40     and
41          (ii) has lasting adverse effects on the child's or adult's functioning or physical,
42     emotional, mental, social, or spiritual well-being.
43          (2) There is created the Trauma-informed Research and Training Grant Program to
44     award a grant for implementation of a statewide program to prevent and mitigate the impact of
45     traumatic life experiences on state communities by:
46          (a) researching the economic and workforce impacts of traumatic life experiences on
47     state communities;
48          (b) based on the research described in Subsection (2)(a), providing workforce
49     education and training on the impact of traumatic life experiences and processes for building
50     and evaluating trauma-informed organizations to:
51          (i) state and local agencies, including:
52          (A) public and higher education systems;
53          (B) law enforcement; and
54          (C) courts of this state; and
55          (ii) health care systems;
56          (c) supporting local agencies in providing the education and training described in
57     Subsection (2)(b) to local communities; and
58          (d) developing an online data visualization portal that provides access to:

59          (i) the research described in Subsection (2)(a);
60          (ii) the availability and locations of Ĥ→ services for ←Ĥ trauma-informed Ĥ→ [
60a     organizations ←Ĥ in state communities;
61     and
62          (iii) tools for successful mitigation and prevention of the impact of a traumatic life
63     experience.
64          (3) (a) A political subdivision, institution of higher education, or not for profit
65     organization may submit a proposal to the department for a grant to implement a program.
66          (b) A proposal described in Subsection (3)(a) shall:
67          (i) describe the social, economic, and workforce benefits of research and prevention of
68     traumatic life experiences; Ĥ→ [
and] ←Ĥ
69          (ii) provide details regarding:
70          (A) how the political subdivision, institution of higher education, or not for profit
71     organization plans to implement Ĥ→ [
the] a ←Ĥ program; and
72          (B) any plan to use funding sources in addition to a grant awarded under this section
73     for the program Ĥ→ [
.] ; and
73a          (c) provide any other information the department determines necessary to evaluate the
73b     proposal for a grant to implement a program. ←Ĥ
74          (4) In evaluating a proposal under Subsection (3) to determine the grant award under
75     this section, the department shall consider:
76          (a) how the political subdivision, institution of higher education, or not for profit
77     organization will ensure effective administration of Ĥ→ [
the] a ←Ĥ program;
78          (b) the extent to which any additional funding sources described in the proposal are
79     likely to benefit the program; and
80          (c) the sustainability of the proposal.
81          (5) Before July 1, 2024, the department shall provide a written report to the Economic
82     Development and Workforce Services Interim Committee regarding:
83          (a) data gathered in relation to the programs for which a grant is awarded under this
84     section; and
85          (b) recommendations for increased prevention and mitigation of the impact of
86     traumatic life experiences, on state communities.
87          Section 2. Section 63I-1-235 is amended to read:
88          63I-1-235. Repeal dates, Title 35A.
89          (1) Subsection 35A-1-202(2)(d), related to the Child Care Advisory Committee, is
90     repealed July 1, 2026.
91          (2) Section 35A-1-601, regarding the Trauma-informed Research and Training Grant
92     Program, is repealed December 31, 2024.
93          [(2)] (3) Section 35A-3-205, which creates the Child Care Advisory Committee, is
94     repealed July 1, 2026.
95          [(3)] (4) Subsection 35A-4-312(5)(p), describing information that may be disclosed to
96     the federal Wage and Hour Division, is repealed July 1, 2022.
97          [(4)] (5) Subsection 35A-4-502(5), which creates the Employment Advisory Council,
98     is repealed July 1, 2022.
99          [(5)] (6) Title 35A, Chapter 8, Part 22, Commission on Housing Affordability, is
100     repealed July 1, 2023.
101          [(6)] (7) Section 35A-9-501 is repealed January 1, 2023.
102          [(7)] (8) Title 35A, Chapter 11, Women in the Economy Commission Act, is repealed
103     January 1, 2025.
104          [(8)] (9) Sections 35A-13-301 and 35A-13-302, which create the Governor's
105     Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, are repealed July 1, 2023.
106          [(9)] (10) Section 35A-13-303, which creates the State Rehabilitation Advisory
107     Council, is repealed July 1, 2024.
108          [(10)] (11) Section 35A-13-404, which creates the advisory council for the Division of
109     Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, is repealed July 1, 2025.
110          [(11)] (12) Sections 35A-13-603 and 35A-13-604, which create the Interpreter
111     Certification Board, are repealed July 1, 2026.
112          Section 3. Appropriation.
113          The following sums of money are appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
114     2022, and ending July 22, 2023. These are additions to amounts previously appropriated for
115     fiscal year 2023. Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures
116     Act, the Legislature appropriates the following sums of money from the funds or accounts
117     indicated for the use and support of the government of the state of Utah.
118     ITEM 1
119          To Department of Workforce Services -- Operations and Policy
120               From General Fund, One-time

121               Schedule of Programs:
122                    Workforce Development               $2,000,000
123          The Legislature intends that:
124          (1) the appropriations provided under this item be used to award grants under the
125     Trauma-informed Research and Training Grant Program created in Section 35A-1-601; and
126          (2) under Section 63J-1-603, the appropriations under this item not lapse at the close of
127     fiscal year 2023 and the use of any nonlapsing funds is limited to the purpose described in
128     Subsection (1) of this item.