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Governor Huntsman Calls Special Session

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Governor Huntsman Calls Special Session

Utah Governor Jon Huntsman issued a call of the Utah State Legislature to begin a special session beginning Wednesday, May 20, 2009.

The Special Session call is as follows:

WHEREAS, since the adjournment of the 2009 General Session of the Fifty-Eighth Legislature of the State of Utah, matters have arisen that require immediate legislative attention; and,
WHEREAS, Article VII, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of Utah provides that the Governor may, by proclamation, convene the Legislature into Special Session;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., Governor of the State of Utah, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Utah, do by this Proclamation call the Fifty-Eighth Legislature of the State of Utah into a First Special Session at
the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City, Utah, on the 20th day of May 2009, at 2:00 P.M., for the following purposes:

1. To make appropriations contained in Section 15, 2009 General Session HB 2, Minimum School Program Budget Amendments, effective in FY 2009, and reallocate education stabilization funds appropriated from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
2. To address Medicaid Hospital Provider rates for FY 2010.
3. To adjust funding to the Departments of Health and Human Services, including the Division of Juvenile Justice Services, to offset the Federal Medicaid Assistance Program estimates for FY 2009.
4. To adjust appropriations related to funding from Federal Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
5. To appropriate funds to and from General Fund Restricted Accounts and budget line items that had been reclassified from Restricted Special Revenue Funds in the 2009 General Session HB 391, Budgetary Procedures Act Revisions.
6. To move funding for the Housing Grant Program from the Finance Mandated Line Item to the Housing Relief Restricted Special Revenue Fund and to change the effective date of the appropriation from FY 2010 to FY 2009.
7. To balance transfers among the General Fund, Education Fund, and Uniform School Funds in FY 2009 and to correct an FY 2010 transfer from the Education Fund to the Uniform School Fund in 2009 General Session SB 3, Appropriations Adjustments, Item 175.
8. To accelerate from FY 2010 to FY 2009 transfers between the Severance Tax Holding Account and the General Fund.
9. To adjust the disposition of the motor vehicle registration fee revenue increase enacted by 2009 General Session SB 239, Transportation Revisions.
10. To appropriate funds to cover the cost of implementation of SB 230, Construction Payment Amendments that passed during the 2009 General Session after the Bill of Bills.
11. To advise and consent to the Governor's appointments transmitted to the Senate pursuant to Utah Code Ann. Sections 67-1-1 and 67-1-2.
12. To make technical corrections to public and legal notice requirements, including renumbering sections and subsections, and to restore language in the Open and Public Meetings Act and the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining Notice Requirements.
13. To authorize the State Treasurer to apportion up to $1.2 million in Forest Service special projects payments directly to county special service districts from Title III of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act.
14. To modify the Employment Selection Procedures Act to permit an employer to request information from an applicant to review the employer's internal records for employment related actions or to provide a governmental agency with information related to a governmental program, service, or benefit; and to clarify when information may be disclosed by an employer as required by law.
15. To consider whether an owner of agricultural land within a less populated county should, under limited circumstances, be authorized to create a minor subdivision regardless of local planning and zoning.

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