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Air Quality Policy Advisory Board House Bill 392

2017 General Session
State of Utah

General Description:

This bill creates the Air Quality Policy Advisory Board.

Highlighted Provisions:

This bill: creates the Air Quality Policy Advisory Board; establishes board membership; and designates board responsibilities.

Money Appropriated in this Bill:

None

Other Special Clauses:

None

Utah Code Sections Affected
ENACTS:

34 19-2-128, Utah Code Annotated 1953

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

Section 1. Section 19-2-128 is enacted to read:

19-2-128. Air Quality Policy Advisory Board created — Composition — Responsibility — Terms of office — Compensation.

(1) There is created the Air Quality Policy Advisory Board consisting of the following 10 voting members:

(a) two members of the Senate, appointed by the president of the Senate;
(b) three members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;
(c) the director;
(d) one representative of industry interests, appointed by the president of the Senate;
(e) one representative of business or economic development interests, appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, who has expertise in air quality matters;
(f) one representative of the academic community, appointed by the governor, who has expertise in air quality matters; and
(g) one representative of a nongovernmental organization, appointed by the governor, who:
(i) represents community interests;
(ii) does not represent industry or business interests; and
(iii) has expertise in air quality matters.

(2) The Air Quality Policy Advisory Board shall:

(a) seek the best available science to identify legislative actions to improve air quality;
(b) identify and prioritize potential legislation and funding that will improve air quality; and
(c) make recommendations to the Legislature on how to improve air quality in the state.

(3) (a) Except as required by Subsection (3)(b), members appointed under Subsections (1)(d), (e), (f), and (g) are appointed to serve four-year terms.
(b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (3)(a), the governor, president of the Senate, and speaker of the House of Representatives shall, at the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of members are staggered so that approximately half of the advisory board is appointed every two years.
(c) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be appointed for the unexpired term.

(4) The advisory board shall elect one member to serve as chair of the advisory board for a term of one year.

(5) Compensation for a member of the advisory board who is a legislator shall be paid in accordance with Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rules, Title 5, Chapter 3, Legislator Compensation.

(6) A member of the advisory board who is not a legislator may not receive compensation or benefits for the member’s service, but may receive per diem and travel expenses in accordance with:

(a) Section 63A-3-106;
(b) Section 63A-3-107; and
(c) rules made by the Division of Finance pursuant to Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107.

(7) The department shall provide staff support for the advisory board.