FY 2016 Appropriation

The Business, Economic Development, and Labor (BEDL) Appropriations Subcommittee considers budgets for agencies related to businesses, public utilities, employees, consumers, taxpayers, tourists, and others involved in the state's economy. Agency types include regulatory, economic development, and cultural.

Regulatory agencies are set up to oversee commerce, protect consumers, enforce business compliance with laws and standards, manage the use of public goods, and facilitate and improve tax compliance. The regulatory agencies found in the BEDL appropriations subcommittee are: Commerce, Insurance, Alcoholic Beverage Control, Financial Institutions, the Labor Commission, the Public Service Commission, and the Tax Commission.

BEDL is also responsible for the oversight of economic development throughout the state. Economic development agencies assist new and established businesses to grow and succeed. The economic development agencies overseen by BEDL include: the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) and the Governor's Office of Economic Development.

A positive quality of life supports economic development in the state. As a result, the Department of Heritage and Arts, which oversees cultural organizations and activities, is housed in BEDL. Heritage and Arts includes the Divisions of History, Museum and Arts, State Library, and Indian Affairs. BEDL also reviews the Multi-cultural Commission and the Commission on Service and Volunteerism.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $360,073,700 from all sources for Business, Economic Development, and Labor. This is a 13.6 percent reduction from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $145,807,400 from the General/Education Funds, a reduction of 8.2 percent from revised Fiscal Year 2015 estimates.

Appropriation Adjustments

In addition to statewide compensation and internal service fund cost increases, the following appropriation adjustments were made during the 2015 General Session:

DescriptionOngoingOne-Time Advanced Materials Manufacturing Initiative$0$750,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$750,000General Fund, One-time
Funding to foster and grow Utah's Advanced Materials Manufacturing cluster using collaboration centers.
Alcoholic Beverage Control Amendments$15,600$15,600
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$15,600$15,600Liquor Control Fund
Enactment of this legislation could increase dedicated credit revenue by $4,000 annually and $6,000 one-time in FY 2016 from the Bureau of Criminal Identification fee identified in the legislation. Pass-through funding to the Federal Bureau of Investigations could also increase by $10,400 annually and $15,600 one-time from the fees in the legislation. The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control costs identified below could reduce the year-end transfer to the General Fund by $15,600 ongoing and by $15,600 one-time in FY 2016. Enactment of this legislation could cost Public Safety $4,000 ongoing from dedicated credits revenue for data storage, review and analysis. Potential costs to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for oversight, processing and background checks could be $15,600 annually from the Liquor Control Fund and $15,600 one-time in FY 2016. Spending from the Liquor Control Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund.
Amendments to Economic Development$100,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$100,000$0General Fund
Enactment of this legislation could forgo $14,600,000 in aggregate Education Fund over a 5 to 10 year period. Enactment of this legislation could cost the Governor's Office of Economic Development $210,000 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY 2016 for staff associated with compliance and reporting requirements and audit costs.
American Festival Chorus$0$50,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$50,000General Fund, One-time
Advertising for out of state visitors.
American Freedom Festival of Provo$0$25,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$25,000General Fund, One-time
Educational materials and general support.
Antelope Island Stampede Festival ($10,000) ($10,000)
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
($10,000)$0General Fund
$0 ($10,000)General Fund, One-time
Eliminate ongoing funding of $10,000 provided for the Antelope Island Stampede Festival since the festival is on hold indefinitely.
Attorney General Dedicated Credit Adjustments$93,800$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$12,500$0General Fund
$32,500$0GFR - Commerce Service
$5,200$0GFR - Insurance Department Account
$23,600$0GFR - Insurance Fraud Investigation
$20,000$0GFR - Industrial Accident Restricted Account
This item designates additional funding appropriated to an agency to pay higher costs for Attorney General services, due to statewide and AG-specific compensation increases.
Avenue H$750,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$750,000$0General Fund
Avenue H is Utah's small business health exchange program. The program has been funded on a one-time basis for the past several years. Last years funding was $800,000.
Backfill IT Efficiencies in FY 2016$0$200,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$200,000Liquor Control Fund
Funding was reduced for efficiencies that will begin in FY 2017 when the new data system is in place. To prevent a reduction to operations funding is proposed to backfill the ongoing cut with one-time funding.
Big Outdoors Expo$0$150,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$150,000General Fund, One-time
Funding for the Big Outdoor Expo in Utah County. Request for Appropriation from Rep. Gibson for $150,000 one-time GF.
Boys and Girls State Camp$0$50,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$50,000General Fund, One-time
To subsidize Boys and Girls State at Weber State University.
Business Resource Centers$0$125,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$125,000General Fund, One-time
Business Resource Centers are certified one-stop resource centers providing coordination of business support, education, tracking of clients, access to sources of funding, training, technical expertise, talent, and networking for new and existing businesses.
Captive Insurance Caseload Growth$225,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$225,000$0GFR - Captive Insurance
Growth in the Captive Insurance Program has increased administrative costs. Funding is intended to bring them up to the statutory caps.
Cedar City Business Resource Center$0$25,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$25,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Center for Education, Business, and the Arts$0$100,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$100,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
CenterPoint Legacy Theatre$0$125,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$125,000General Fund, One-time
Seating and lighting for the CenterPoint Legacy Theatre.
Clark Planetarium Exhibits$0$250,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$250,000General Fund, One-time
To replace and restore some of the exhibits.
Clear Horizons (Autism) Academy$0$100,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$100,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Cluff House$0$40,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$40,000General Fund, One-time
Historic building to be converted into a museum and community center.
Community Library Enhancement Funding$0$100,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$100,000General Fund, One-time
All Utah public libraries that fulfill the requirements for State Library Certification are eligible for an annual Community Library Enhancement Fund (CLEF) allocation. Community Library Enhancement Funds may be used for the following three areas: Collection Development, Technology,Community Outreach. Funding was reduced during the recession the legislature has been restoring the base incrementally for the past three years.
Compliance Staff for Incentives$110,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$110,000$0General Fund
Contract workload for incentives is increasing as the GOED board issues new incentives each year. Additional staff could help ensure that the companies receiving the incentives are complying with their contractual obligations.
Controlled Substance Database Amendments$46,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$46,000$0General Fund
Enactment of this legislation likely will not materially impact state revenue. Enactment of this legislation appropriates $46,000 ongoing from the General Fund in FY 2016 to the Department of Commerce for updates and maintenance to the controlled substances database.
Credit Card Processing Fees$724,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$724,000$0Liquor Control Fund
When sales volume increases, the overall credit card processing fees and shipping cost increase as a cost of doing business. Funding is needed to keep up with caseload growth. Licensees are also asking to be able to use credit cards for purchases.
Cultural Business Alliance S.B. 194$0$150,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$75,000General Fund, One-time
$0$75,000GFR - Arts & Culture Business Alliance
Initial funding to establish the Cultural Business Alliance.
Davis County Achievement Center$0$15,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$15,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Dental Practice Act Amendments ($2,000)$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
($2,000)$0GFR - Commerce Service
Enactment of this bill could reduce Commerce Service Fund revenue by $600 annually. This revenue loss, combined with the Commerce Service Fund cost savings, below, could increase annual transfers to the General Fund by $1,400 ongoing beginning in FY 2016. Enactment of this bill could reduce Department of Commerce costs by $2,000 annually from the Commerce Service Fund beginning in FY 2016 from processing fewer applicants. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund.
Desert Star Playhouse$0$100,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$100,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Draper Days$0$15,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$15,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Eden Package Agency$65,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$65,000$0Liquor Control Fund
Growth in demand has led to a request to create a replacement package agencies for the one that was closed during the Audit crisis.
Efficiencies from New Information System ($200,000)$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
($200,000)$0Liquor Control Fund
DABC has asked to use the one-time savings from a bond payment to establish a new information system. The cost savings from the maintenance contracts could be approximately $200,000 annually beginning in FY 2017. Take the savings ongoing in FY 2016 and replace it with one-time.
Electronic Payment Fees$600,000$300,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$600,000$300,000GFR - Electronic Payment Fee Restricted Account
Additional appropriations from this restricted account would be used to cover increased costs from bank and credit card fees, from tax payers' increased use of electronic payment methods.
Eliminate Shipping Cost Increases ($300,000)$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
($300,000)$0Liquor Control Fund
Eliminate the shipping cost increases provided in the 2014 General Session since the agency was able to absorb them and lapse the funds to the General Fund.
Federal Fund Transfer from Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool$0$374,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$374,000Federal Funds
The Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool is in the close out process. Transferring the remaining federal funds will allow the Insurance Department to close out the program.
Film Commission Strategic Plan$0$200,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$200,000General Fund, One-time
Create a strategic economic development plan for digital media and film.
Fine Arts Collection Restoration$40,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$40,000$0General Fund
Funding to help restore several at risk art pieces.
Hale Theatre Funding$0$100,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$100,000General Fund, One-time
Replace funding cut in previous sessions.
Heritage and Arts Storage$0$200,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$200,000General Fund, One-time
To provide storage for the art collection that is portable and protective.
Hill Airforce Base Air Show$0$150,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$150,000General Fund, One-time
Funding for the Hill Air Show which occurs every 2 years.
Income Tax Revisions$83,000$46,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$83,000$0Education Fund
$0$46,000Education Fund, One-time
By delaying refunds, enactment of this legislation could increase interest income to the Education Fund by $41,000 annually. The bill also imposes higher fees on non-compliant businesses with withholding filing requirements. For every 1% of continued non-compliance, the bill increases the fee revenue to the Education Fund by about $100,200 up to 84% in compliance (i.e. 50% continued non-compliance = $5,010,000 in increased Education Fund revenue). This note assumes 84% compliance, at which enough businesses are in compliance that the revenue impact on the Education Fund is neutral. At 100% compliance, revenue to the Education Fund would decrease by $2,438,000 per year. Enactment of this legislation could cost the Tax Commission $58,000 ongoing for 4 half-time FTE to review and verify employer and employee information and $25,000 for letters to employers and employees. The bill may also cost the Tax Commission $46,000 one-time for bulletins and inserts regarding the new requirements.
Industrial Assistance Fund Replenishment$0$4,525,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$4,525,000General Fund, One-time
The Industrial Assistance Fund is set up as a post performance grant program. As credits are earned they are aggregated for an annual replenishment. Funding is set aside from the General Fund Surplus in years where there is a surplus.
Insurance Cancellation and Nonrenewal Amendments$0$18,300
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$18,300GFR - Ins. Dep't, One-time
Enacting this bill could reduce year-end transfers to the General Fund one-time in FY 2015 by $18,300. Enacting this bill could cost the Department of Insurance $18,300 one-time in FY 2015 from the Insurance Department Restricted Account to review the new forms required in the bill.. Spending from the Insurance Department Restricted Account impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund.
Insurance Modifications$9,000$6,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$9,000$0GFR - Insurance Department Account
$0$6,000GFR - Ins. Dep't, One-time
Enactment of this bill would reduce annual transfers from the Captive Insurance Restricted Account to the General Fund by $600,000 annually beginning in FY 2018. There will be a corresponding increase in the balance of the Captive Insurance Restricted Account subject to appropriations by the Legislature which may be used to cover projected cost increases in the program. Insurance Department Restricted Fund revenue could increase by $6,000 one-time in FY 2015 and by $9,000 ongoing from the service contract provider fees established in the legislation. Enactment of this legislation could cost the Insurance Department $6,000 one-time in FY 2015 and $9,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 from the Insurance Department Restricted Account for administration and review of service contract provider licenses.
International Trade and Relations$0$100,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$100,000General Fund, One-time
To support the task force for International Trade and Relations.
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact$574,100$18,400
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$500,000$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
$74,100$0GFR - Commerce Service
$0$18,400GFR - Commerce Service, One-time
Enacting this bill could generate $500,000 in dedicated credits revenue, $96,000 in ongoing Commerce Service Fund revenue beginning in FY 2016 and $9,000 in one-time Commerce Service Fund revenue in FY 2016 through increased licenses. After associated costs, the bill could increase year end transfers to the General Fund by $12,600 in FY 2016 and by $22,000 in FY 2017. Enacting this bill could cost Commerce $18,400 one-time from the Commerce Service Fund to develop rules and support one-time technology costs. The bill could cost the Department of Commerce $74,000 from the Commerce Service Fund each year beginning in FY 2016 for staff support related to licensure, investigation, accounting support and for ongoing database maintenance. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year end transfers to the General Fund. The $500,000 in dedicated credit revenue could be transferred to other states for licensing fees as part of the compact.
Leonardo$0$750,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$750,000General Fund, One-time
The Leonardo has requested $750,000 one-time to develop their own long term exhibit to spotlight Utah's Aerospace and Defense Insudtry. Total exhibit cost will be $3.1 million with $2.35 million coming from other sources (1:3 match with private investment). The request was heard in RIE on Feb. 9th, 2015.
Licensing of Autism Providers$16,500$9,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$16,500$0GFR - Commerce Service
$0$9,000GFR - Commerce Service, One-time
Enactment of this bill could increase Commerce Service Fund revenue by $24,400 annually beginning in FY 2016 and by $6,700 one-time in FY 2016. This revenue increase combined with the Commerce Service Fund costs below, could increase annual transfers to the General Fund by $7,900 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 and reduce the General Fund transfer one-time by $2,800 in FY 2016 Enactment of this legislation could cost the Department of Commerce $16,500 ongoing from the Commerce Service Fund for staff support, current expense and board member costs. The legislation could also create one-time costs of $9,500 for rule development and registration implementation. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund.
Liquor Profit Distribution$5,500$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$5,500$0GFR - Alc Bev Enf and Treatment
The Tax Commission disburses funds from the Alcoholic Beverage Enforcement & Treatment Restricted Account to local law enforcement agencies. This budget change would appropriate $5,500 ongoing. It is consistent with the statutory requirements of disbursement of beer tax revenues.
Liquor Stores$1,000,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$1,000,000$0Liquor Control Fund
To replace one-time funding with ongoing funding for 6 liquor stores. Funds were reduced during the great recession.
Miners Memorial Monuments$0$100,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$100,000General Fund, One-time
Honor the men and women that lost their lives in mining in Carbon and Emery counties.
Moab Music Festival$0$25,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$25,000General Fund, One-time
The Legislature has allocated $25,000 one-time annually for the past several years to the Moab Music Festival. The Moab Music Festival uses state funding to help subsidize the cost of the concerts, education and Artist-in-Residence programs.
Museum Grants$0$100,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$100,000General Fund, One-time
Last year the Office of Museum Services received $125,000 one-time to provide competitive grants for museums throughout the state. There are several museum collections and facilities throughout the state that need upgrading and restoration.
Museum of Natural History ($150,000)$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
($150,000)$0General Fund
Eliminate building block provided in the 2014 General Session for the Museum of Natural History. Ongoing funding of $903,000 remains in the Higher Education Budget.
New Car Dealership Franchise Amendments$8,800$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$8,800$0GFR - Commerce Service
Enactment of this bill could reduce annual year-end transfers to the General Fund by $8,800. Enactment of this legislation could cost the Department of Commerce $8,800 from the Commerce Service Fund for additional administrative law judge time to meet the new deadlines. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfer tot he General Fund.
NICA Utah League$0$20,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$20,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Occupational Therapists Amendments$800$1,300
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$800$0GFR - Commerce Service
$0$1,300GFR - Commerce Service, One-time
Enactment of this bill could reduce year-end transfers to the General Fund by $800 annually beginning in FY 2016 and one-time by $1,300. Enactment of this legislation could cost the Department of Commerce $800 ongoing from the Commerce Service Fund beginning in FY 2016 for verification of the field work requirements. Commerce could also experience one-time costs of $1,300 in FY 2016 for rule and policy development. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund.
Odyssey Dance Theater$0$75,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$75,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Office Space Lease Increase$26,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$26,000$0GFR - Financial Institutions
The lease of the office space occupied by the Department renews every five years. The current lease expires on June 30, 2015. DFCM has negotiated a new five lease. The terms of the new lease has a $.25 increase in the per square foot cost and a $500 increase in the monthly parking cost. With increases in the Department's allocation for property taxes, common area costs, and maintenance costs, an on-going increase in the Department's annual office lease expense of $26,000 is needed to cover the lease that begins on July 1, 2015 and ends on June 30, 2020.
Ogden Housing Unit Reduction$0$750,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$750,000General Fund, One-time
Historic Preservation in Ogden to convert old multi housing units into single family units.
Olympic Legacy Foundation$0$500,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$500,000General Fund, One-time
State contribution to facilities updates for the Olympic Park.
Package Agency Contractual Compensation$35,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$35,000$0Liquor Control Fund
Package agencies are liquor outlets operated by private individuals or corporate entities under contract with the state for the purpose of selling packaged liquor, wine and beer to the general public for off-premise consumption. Package Agencies are located in communities too small to warrant the establishment of a state store. Compensation for the agencies is based on thresholds as the thresholds are met the compensation goes up.
Parents Empowered Statutory Increase$122,400$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$122,400$0GFR - Underage Drinking Prevention
Statute requires the Division of Finance to set aside .6% of liquor sales for the Parents Empowered advertising program.
Podiatric Physician Amendments$2,300$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$2,300$0GFR - Commerce Service
Enactment of this legislation could reduce year-end transfers to the General Fund ongoing by $2,300 annually beginning in FY 2016. Enactment of this bill could cost the Department of Commerce $2,300 annually beginning in FY 2016 for potential investigations related to the expanded procedures authorized in the bill. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund.
Prescription Database Revisions$17,200$16,700
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$17,200$0GFR - Commerce Service
$0$16,700GFR - Commerce Service, One-time
Enactment of this legislation could reduce year-end transfers to the General Fund by $17,200 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 and by $16,700 one-time in FY 2016. Enactment of this legislation could cost the Department of Commerce $17,200 ongoing from the Commerce Service Fund beginning in FY 2016 for staff time related to the execution of law enforcement warrants. Commerce could also experience one-time costs in FY 2016 of $16,700 from the Commerce Service Fund related to database enhancements and programming. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund. Enactment of this legislation could also cost the courts $22,400 annually to process warrants.
Real Estate and Corporations SUCCESS Revenue$265,400$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$265,400$0GFR - Commerce Service
Real Estate and Corporations have been able to absorb caseload and increase revenue through the implementation of SUCCESS principles. The additional revenue generated is $265,400.
Reallocate Insurance Department Account Resources to Other Accounts$75,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$40,000$0GFR - Guaranteed Asset Protection Waiver
$0$0GFR - Insurance Department Account
$35,000$0GFR - Relative Value Study
Reallocate $40,000 to the Guaranteed Asset Protection Program and $35,000 to the Relative Value Study Program.
Rural Outreach Coordinator Position$80,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$80,000$0General Fund
FTE dedicated to Rural Outreach throughout the state.
Sichuan Province Partnership$0$240,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$240,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Social Work Amendments$8,600$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$8,600$0GFR - Commerce Service
Enactment of this bill could generate $1,500 in citation revenue to the Commerce Service Fund annually that when combined with the $8,600 in costs identified below could reduce year end transfers to the General Fund by $7,100 ongoing beginning in FY 2016. Enactment of this legislation could cost the Department of Commerce $8,600 annually beginning in FY 2016 for investigation and administration. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund.
Southern Utah Welcome Center O&M$36,300 ($36,300)
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$36,300$0General Fund
$0 ($36,300)General Fund, One-time
This pays for future O&M on a non-state funded building authorized in S.B. 9.
Sports Commission$0$500,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$500,000General Fund, One-time
Funding is used to promote Utah as a sporting destination in additional to providing grants for a variety of sporting events that come to the state.
Suicide Prevention Program Amendments$0$2,600
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$2,600GFR - Commerce Service, One-time
Enactment of this legislation could reduce year-end transfers to the General Fund by $2,800 one-time in FY 2016. Enactment of this legislation could cost the Department of Commerce $2,800 from the Commerce Service Fund one-time in FY 2016 for rule development and reporting requirements. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund.
Sundance Expansion$0$300,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$300,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Sundance Institute and GOED Co-branding$0$1,000,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$1,000,000General Fund, One-time
Advertising for Sundance Institute and GOED.
Taste Utah Advertising and Marketing$0$150,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$150,000General Fund, One-time
To fund an advertising campaign through the Utah Restaurant Association.
Tax Turnover Savings ($46,300)$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
($46,300)$0General Fund
The Tax Commission currently has an applied turnover savings rate of 4%. This amounts to $1,037,034 (4% of the percentage of personnel services covered by GF/EF). An amount could be reduced from General Fund appropriations, with a buffer remaining for hiring personnel.
Taylorsville Days$0$15,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$15,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Technology Commercialization Innovation Program$0$1,000,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$1,000,000General Fund, One-time
Matching grants for companies who have attracted phase 1 SBIR-STTR funding.
Title and Escrow Modifications$20,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$20,000$0GFR - Title Licensee Enforcement
Revenue to the Title License Enforcement Restricted Account will increase by $20,000 from the adjustment of the statutory cap. Expenditures associated with the adjustment of the statutory cap are estimated at $20,000.
Title Insurance Restricted Fund Increase$9,800$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$9,800$0GFR - Title Licensee Enforcement
Restricted fund allocation to keep up with program growth.
Tourism Marketing Performance Fund$15,000,000$21,000,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$15,000,000$0General Fund
$0$3,000,000General Fund, One-time
$0$18,000,000GFR - Tourism Marketing Performance
The Tourism Marketing Performance Fund (TMPF) captures revenue from predefined tourism related sales tax growth. The money is spent primarily on advertising with the goal of increasing Utah tourism as indicated by certain performance measures. The annual amount increases by $3 million annually as long as certain measures are met.
Transfer Closeout Balances from the Comprehensive Health Insurance Fund to the General Fund$0$16,204,500
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$16,204,500Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool
The Comprehensive Health Insurance Program is closing out due to ACA. The remaining balances are available for redistribution. In the Governor's budget they proposed transfering the balance to the General Fund.
Transfer from Consumer Protection Education and Training Fund to the General Fund$0$1,973,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$1,973,000Consumer Protection Education & Training Fund
Any amounts over $500,000 from the Consumer Protection Agency and Training Fund lapse to the General Fund at the end of the Fiscal Year. This year the balances are $1,973,000 over the $500,000 cap.
Transfer Mountain Accord to GOED$0$3,000,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$3,000,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Transportation Network Company Amendments$20,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$20,000$0GFR - Commerce Service
Enactment of this legislation could increase revenue to the Commerce Service Fund by $20,000 annually. Enactment of this legislation could cost the Department of Commerce $20,000 annually to register, audit and investigate Transportation Network Companies.
Treehouse Museum in Ogden$0$150,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$150,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Tuacahn Theatre$0$200,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$200,000General Fund, One-time
Promote national and international attendance at Tuacahn and Zion's National Park. Original Request: $500,000
Uintah Fire Department$0$250,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$250,000General Fund, One-time
Request for Appropriation to upgrade the Uintah Fire Department building.
Uniform Commercial Code Filing Amendments$0$3,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$3,000GFR - Commerce Service, One-time
Enactment of this bill could reduce year-end transfers to the General Fund by $3,000 one-time in FY 2016. Enactment of this legislation could cost Commerce $3,000 one-time from the Commerce Service Fund for rule making, system modification, and data mining. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund.
Utah Aviation Hall of Fame$0$150,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$150,000General Fund, One-time
Remodel to create an Aviation Hall of Fame at Hill Aerospace Museum.
Utah Broadband Outreach Center$350,000$75,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$350,000$0General Fund
$0$75,000General Fund, One-time
Enactment of this legislation likely will not materially impact state revenue. Enactment of this legislation would appropriate $75,000 General Fund one-time in FY 2015 and $350,000 General Fund ongoing in FY 2016 for the creation of the Utah Broadband Outreach Center.
Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy$0$15,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$15,000General Fund, One-time
Expanded support for the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy.
Utah Educational Savings Plan Amendments$0$10,200
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$10,200Dedicated Credits Revenue
Enactment of this legislation could generate $10,200 in dedicated credits one-time in FY 2016 for the Tax Commission and $20,800 in dedicated credits one-time in FY 2016 for the Department of Administrative Services for systems changes. The bill could also reduce revenue to the Education Fund by $6,400 in FY 2016 and $7,100 in FY 2017. Enactment of this legislation could cost the Tax Commission $10,200 one-time and the Department of Administrative Services $20,800 one-time for programming costs, paid for by the Utah Educational Savings Plan.
Utah Ethnic and Mining Museum$0$20,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$20,000General Fund, One-time
Update museum heating and air.
Utah Humanities Smithsonian Exhibit$20,000$50,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$20,000$0General Fund
$0$50,000General Fund, One-time
To prepare five small Utah museums to host a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, "The Way We Worked."
Utah Railroad Museum O & M$100,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$100,000$0General Fund
No Description
Utah Railroad Museums Grant Writer$0$100,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$100,000General Fund, One-time
Utah Railroad Museum Authority grant writer for railroad.
Utah Summer Games$0$50,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$50,000General Fund, One-time
State support for the Summer Games in Cedar City.
Utah Symphony Documentary$0$250,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$250,000General Fund, One-time
Funding to help the Utah Symphony develop a documentary related to their 5 park tour last year.
West Valley Liquor Store O&M$41,000 ($41,000)
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$41,000 ($41,000)Liquor Control Fund
This pays for future O&M on a non-state funded building authorized in S.B. 9.
World Parliament of Religions Conference$0$225,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$225,000General Fund, One-time
To support the World Parliament of Religions Conference held on October 15-19. Find unity amongst world faiths. Estimate ~10,000 visitors. This would help bring speakers and subsidize speaker housing costs
World Trade Center Utah$0$75,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$75,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Your Utah, Your Future (Envision Utah)$0$500,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$500,000General Fund, One-time
Funding for the strategic planning and advertising efforts of the Your Utah, Your Future Campaign.

The Business, Economic Development and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee oversees budgets for 10 areas of state government.

  • Department of Heritage and Arts
  • Governor's Office of Economic Development
  • Utah State Tax Commission
  • Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Initiative
  • Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
  • Labor Commission
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Financial Institutions
  • Department of Insurance
  • Public Service Commission

The subcommittee makes recommendations to the Executive Appropriations Committee and the Legislature for final approval.

Issues addressed by the committee in recent years include an audit of the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative, an audit of the Fund of Funds, and an audit of the Governor's Office of Economic Development Incentives.

Looking forward, economic development will remain a focus of the committee, including ways of measuring return on investment for state resources. The committee will also be focusing on the reporting requirements for the USTAR program.

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COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.