Chief Sponsor: Andrew Stoddard

Senate Sponsor: Daniel W. Thatcher


9     General Description:
10          This bill creates a grant program to be administered by the State Commission on
11     Criminal and Juvenile Justice.
12     Highlighted Provisions:
13          This bill:
14          ▸     creates a grant program, to be administered by the State Commission on Criminal
15     and Juvenile Justice, to provide a co-response program where a peace officer and a
16     social worker respond jointly to an incident where mental health may be a factor.
17     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18          This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2023:
19          ▸     to the Governor's Office - Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice - CCJJ
20     Commission as a one-time appropriation:
21               •     from the General Fund, One-time, $8,000,000.
22     Other Special Clauses:
23          None
24     Utah Code Sections Affected:
25     ENACTS:
26          63M-7-218, Utah Code Annotated 1953

28     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29          Section 1. Section 63M-7-218 is enacted to read:
30          63M-7-218. Mental health co-response grant program.
31          (1) As used in this section, "co-response model" means a response model that deploys a
32     peace officer and a social worker in response to an incident involving trespassing, drug use, or
33     other illegal or unsafe conduct, where:
34          (a) mental health may be a factor; and
35          (b) the assistance of a social worker, responding with a peace officer, may result in
36     better outcomes, including avoiding incarceration or reducing the possibility of future criminal
37     conduct.
38          (2) The State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice shall:
39          (a) establish and administer a grant program, for law enforcement agencies within a
40     county of the first class or second class, to implement a co-response model; and
41          (b) establish requirements, including tracking and reporting requirements, for a law
42     enforcement agency that receives a grant for a co-response model.
43          Section 2. Appropriation.
44          The following sums of money are appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
45     2022, and ending June 30, 2023. These are additions to amounts previously appropriated for
46     fiscal year 2023. Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures
47     Act, the Legislature appropriates the following sums of money from the funds or accounts
48     indicated for the use and support of the government of the state of Utah.
49     ITEM 1
50          To Governor's Office -- Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
51               From General Fund, One-time

52               Schedule of Programs:
53                    CCJJ Commission                         $8,000,000
54          The Legislature intends that:
55          (1) appropriations provided under this section be used for the mental health
56     co-response grant program described in Section 63M-7-218;
57          (2) no more than $120,000 of the appropriation described in Subsection (1) may be
58     used for expenses to administer the grant program; and

59          (3) under Section 63J-1-603, appropriations provided under this section not lapse at the
60     close of fiscal year 2023 and the use of any nonlapsing funds is limited to the purpose
61     described in Subsections (1) and (2).