Chief Sponsor: Keven J. Stratton

Senate Sponsor: Ronald M. Winterton


8     General Description:
9          This bill adopts the statewide resource management plan.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     modifies provisions related to the process for the Public Lands Policy Coordinating
13     Office to propose changes to the state resource management plan and legislative
14     adoption;
15          ▸     adopts the statewide resource management plan on file with the Public Lands Policy
16     Coordinating Office; and
17          ▸     makes technical changes.
18     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
19          None
20     Other Special Clauses:
21          None
22     Utah Code Sections Affected:
23     AMENDS:
24          63L-10-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2019, Chapter 246

26     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27          Section 1. Section 63L-10-103 is amended to read:
28          63L-10-103. Statewide resource management plan adopted.
29          (1) The statewide resource management plan, dated [January 2, 2018] November 10,

30     2021, and on file with the office, is hereby adopted.
31          (2) The office shall, to the extent possible and as funding allows, monitor federal, state,
32     and local government compliance with the plan.
33          (3) (a) If the office [modifies] finds the need to modify the plan, the office shall notify
34     the commission of the modification and the office's reasoning for the modification [within 30
35     days of the day on which the modification is made].
36          (b) The office shall coordinate with the commission to discuss policy direction and to
37     draft any modifications to the plan.
38          (c) A modification to the plan takes effect only after being approved by the Legislature.
39          (4) (a) The commission may request additional information of the office regarding any
40     modifications to the plan, as described in Subsection (3).
41          (b) The office shall promptly respond to any request for additional information, as
42     described in Subsection (4)(a).
43          (c) The commission may make a recommendation that the Legislature approve a
44     modification or disapprove a modification, or the commission may decline to take action.
45          (5) The office shall annually:
46          (a) prepare a report detailing what changes, if any, are recommended for the plan and
47     deliver the report to the commission before August 31; and
48          (b) report on the implementation of the plan at the federal, state, and local levels to the
49     commission before August 31.
50          (6) If the commission makes a recommendation that the Legislature approve a
51     modification, the commission shall prepare a bill in anticipation of the annual general session
52     of the Legislature to implement the change.