File No. 37064
This rule was published in the December 1, 2012, issue (Vol. 2012, No. 23) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Capitol Preservation Board (State), Administration
Capitol Hill Complex Facility Use
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 37064
Filed: 11/15/2012 04:14:23 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The reasons for the amendments are to define "Authorized Caterer" and "Cafe Operator," as well as defining their roles and requirements. These amendments also allow multiple Authorized Caterers to be approved by the Executive Director, which opens Capitol Hill up for more catering possibilities.
Summary of the rule or change:
The purpose of this rule is to define conditions for public access and use of the Capitol Hill Complex and to establish procedures for receiving and deciding complaints regarding the access or use of the Capitol Hill Complex. The reasons for the amendments are to define "Authorized Caterer" and "Cafe Operator," as well as defining their roles and requirements. These amendments also allow multiple Authorized Caterers to be approved by the Executive Director, which opens Capitol Hill up for more catering possibilities.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 63C-9-101
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The amendments to this rule will not affect the state budget because the changes are simply clarifying the requirements for the Authorized Caterer and the Cafe Operator and there are no additional costs in meeting those requirements.
The amendments to this rule will not affect the local government's budget because the changes are simply clarifying the requirements for the Authorized Caterer and the Cafe Operator and there are no additional costs in meeting those requirements.
The amendments to this rule will not affect small businesses budget negatively because the changes are simply clarifying the requirements for the Authorized Caterer and the Cafe Operator and there are no additional costs in meeting those requirements. These amendments could potentially help small businesses because it welcomes the participation of more caterers on Capitol Hill.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
The amendments to this rule will not affect any other persons budget because the changes are simply clarifying the requirements for the Authorized Caterer and the Cafe Operator and there are no additional costs in meeting those requirements.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
The amendments to this rule do not have any associated compliance costs because the changes are simply clarifying the requirements for the Authorized Caterer and the Cafe Operator and there are no additional costs in meeting those requirements.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
Impacts are described as above.
Allyson Gamble, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Capitol Preservation Board (State)
Room E110 EAST BUILDING
420 N STATE ST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84114-2110
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Alan Bachman at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3105, by FAX at 801-538-3313, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
- Allyson Gamble at the above address, by phone at 801-537-9156, by FAX at 801-538-3221, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chiarina Gleed at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3240, by FAX at 801-538-3313, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Allyson Gamble, Executive Director
R131. Capitol Preservation Board (State), Administration.
R131-2. Capitol Hill Complex Facility Use.
R131-2-1. Purpose and Application.
(1) The purpose of this rule is to define conditions for public access and use of the Capitol Hill Complex and to establish procedures for receiving and deciding complaints regarding the access or use of the Capitol Hill Complex.
(2) Except as expressly stated herein, or in rule R131-11, this rule R131-2 does not apply to free speech activities. Free speech activities conducted at the Capitol Hill Complex are governed by rule R131-11.
(1) The State Capitol Preservation Board adopts this Capitol Hill Complex Facility Use Rule pursuant to Section 63C-9-301.
As used in this rule R131-2:
(1) "Board" means the State Capitol Preservation Board created by Section 63C-9-201.
(2) "Capitol Hill Complex" means all grounds, monuments, parking areas, buildings, including the Capitol, and other man-made and natural objects within the area bounded by 300 North Street, Columbus Street, 500 North Street, and East Capitol Boulevard. Capitol Hill Complex also includes:
(a) the White Community Memorial Chapel and the Council Hall Travel Information Center building and their grounds and parking areas;
(b) the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers museum and buildings, grounds and parking areas, and other state-owned property included within the area bounded by Columbus Street, North Main Street, and Apricot Avenue;
(c) state owned property included within the area bounded by Columbus Street, Wall Street, and 400 North Street; and
(d) state owned property included within the area bounded by Columbus Street, West Capitol Street, and 500 North Street, and any other facilities and grounds owned by the state of Utah that are located within the immediate vicinity.
(3) "Capitol Hill Facilities" means all buildings on the Capitol Hill Complex, including the Capitol, exterior steps, entrances, streets, parking areas and other paved areas of the Capitol Hill Complex.
(4) "Capitol Hill Grounds" means landscaped and unpaved public areas of the Capitol Hill Complex. Maintenance and utility structures and areas are not considered Capitol Hill Grounds for the purpose of any public use.
(5) "Catering Service(s)" means the serving of food and/or beverages on Capitol Hill.
(6) "Commercial Activities" means events that sponsored or conducted for the promotion of commercial products or services, and include advertising, private parties, private company or organization meetings, and any other non-public organization event. Commercial activities do not include private, community service, state sponsored, or free speech activities.
(7) "Community Service Activities" means events sponsored by governmental, quasi-governmental and charitable organizations, city and county government departments and agencies, public schools, and charitable organizations held to support or recognize the public or charitable functions of such sponsoring group. To the extent the event is sponsored by a private charitable organization, the organization must have an Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) active status and the event must be related to such status.
(8) "Event" or "Events" are commercial, community service, private, and state sponsored activities involving one or more persons. Events may include banquets, receptions, award ceremonies, weddings, colloquia, concerts, dances, and seminars. A free speech activity is not an event for purposes of rule R131-2 and R131-10. The term "activity" or "activities" may be substituted in this rule for the term "event" or "events."
(9) "Executive Director" means the executive director appointed by the Board under Section 63C-9-102, or a designee supervised by the executive director.
(10) "Facility Use Application" ("Application") means a form approved by the executive director used to apply to reserve Capitol Hill Facilities or Capitol Hill Grounds for an event.
(11) "Facility Use Permit" ("Permit") means a written permit issued by the executive director authorizing the use of an area of the Capitol Hill Complex for an event in accordance with this rule.
(12) "Free Speech Activity" is as defined in rule R131-11.
"Preferred Caterer]" means the Capitol Hill
[ food service provider] who is under contract with
the Board to provide food/beverages [ and catering services]
on the Capitol Hill Complex.
(14) "Private Activity" means an event sponsored by private individuals, businesses or organizations that is not a commercial or community service activity.
Private] Caterer" means [ any] entity
[ providing] catering services
[ and not holding a contract with the Board], and is
not the [ Preferred Caterer].
(16) "Solicitation" is as defined in rule R131-10.
(17) "State" means the state of Utah and any of its agencies, departments, divisions, officers, legislators, members of the judiciary, persons serving on state boards or commissions, and employees of the above entities and persons.
(18) "State Sponsored Activity" means any event sponsored by the state that is related to official state business. Official state business does not include award ceremonies, lobbying activities, retirement parties, or similar social parties, social activities or social events. Management retreats may be considered a State Sponsored Activity if it has a supporting agenda and documentation establishing that the primary purpose of the retreat is to conduct official state business. In order to be considered a State Sponsored Activity, such activity must obtain written approval from the Executive Director and/or the Board's Budget Development and Board Operations Subcommittee.
(19) "User(s)" means any person that uses the facilities or grounds as well as any applicant for a facility use permit.
R131-2-4. Facility Use Permit - Application.
(1) Each person or group seeking to hold an event or solicitation at the Capitol Hill Complex shall submit a completed Facility Use Application at least fourteen calendar days prior to the anticipated date of the event. Applications may not be submitted, and facilities will not be scheduled, more than 365 calendar days before the date of the event. An applicant may only make one application for one continuous event at a time. For State Sponsored Activities that involve a reoccurring meeting schedule, one application may be used for all the reoccurring meetings. For all events, other than State Sponsored Activities or Free Speech Activities, there shall be a non-waivable and non-refundable application processing fee, which shall be paid at the time of submission of the application.
(2) The executive director shall provide a Facility Use Permit Application form. The form shall request and applicants shall provide all necessary information, including all material aspects of the proposed event or solicitation. This necessary information is required even if the Applicant requests a waiver. The application shall include the following information:
(a) the applicant's organization's name, address, telephone and facsimile number;
(b) the names and addresses of the person(s) responsible for supervising the event during set up, take down, clean up and the duration of the event;
(c) the nature of the applicant; i.e. individual, business entity, governmental department or other;
(d) the name and address of the legally recognized agent for service of process;
(e) a specific description of the area of the facility and/or grounds being requested for use;
(f) the type of proposed activity and the number of anticipated participants;
(g) the dates and times of the proposed activity and a description of the schedule and agenda of the event;
(h) a complete description of equipment and apparatus to be used for the event;
(i) any other special considerations or accommodations being requested; and
(j) whether the applicant requests exemption or waiver of any requirement of this rule or provision of the Facility Use Application.
(3) In addition, the applicant shall submit with the Facility Use Application:
(a) documentation supporting any requested exemption or waiver;
(b) proof of liability insurance covering the applicant and the event in the amount as identified in the Schedule of Costs and Fees as referred to in rule R131-2-7(1)(a);
(c) a deposit and down payment in the amounts as identified in the Schedule of Costs and Fees as described in rule R131-2-7(1)(a) for the type of event proposed; and
(d) other information as requested by the executive director.
(4) Applications shall be reviewed by the executive director for completeness, activity classification, costs and fees.
(5) Priority for use of the Capitol Hill Complex will be given to applications for state sponsored activities. During the actual hours of legislative sessions, priority will be given to free speech activities over commercial, community service and private activities. Otherwise, applications will be approved, and requested facilities reserved, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
R131-2-5. Facility Use Permit - Denial - Appeal - Cancellation - Revocation - Transfer.
(1) Within ten working days of receipt of a completed application, the executive director shall issue a Facility Use Permit or notice of denial of the application.
(2) The executive director may deny an application if:
(a) the application does not comply with the applicable rules;
(b) the event would conflict or interfere with a state sponsored activity, a time or place reserved for free speech activities, the operation of state business, or a legislative session; and/or
(c) the event poses a safety or security risk to persons or property.
(3) The executive director may place conditions on the approval that alleviates such concerns.
(4)(a) If the applicant disagrees with a denial of the application or conditions placed on the approval, the applicant may appeal the executive director's determination by delivering the written appeal and reasons for the disagreement to the executive director within five working days of the issuance of the notice of denial or approval with conditions.
(b) Within ten working days after the executive director receives the written appeal, the executive director may modify or affirm the determination.
(c) If the matter is still unresolved after the issuance of the executive director's reconsideration determination, the applicant may appeal the matter, in writing, within ten working days to the Board's Budget Development and Board Operations Subcommittee chair who will determine the process of the appeal.
(d) The applicant may appeal the Subcommittee Chair's determination in writing within ten working days of receipt of the written determination, by submitting a written appeal at the Board's office. The Board shall consider the appeal at its next regularly scheduled meeting.
(5) Facility Use Permits are non-transferable. The purpose, time, place and other conditions of the Facility Use Permit may not be changed without the advance written consent of the executive director. At least thirty calendar days advance written notice is required for the applicant to request a change in the date, time and/or place of the event or solicitation. If there is no conflict with another scheduled event or solicitation, the executive director may adjust the Facility Use Permit in regard to the date, time and/or place based upon the request.
(6) An event may be re-scheduled if the executive director determines that an event will conflict with a governmental function, free speech activity or state sponsored activity.
(a) The executive director may revoke any issued permit if this rule R131-2, any applicable law, or any provision of the permit is being violated. The permit may also be revoked if the safety or health of any person is threatened.
(b) The applicant may cancel the permit and receive a full refund of fees and any deposits if written notice of cancellation is received by the executive director at least 30 calendar days prior to the scheduled event. Failure to timely cancel the event will result in the forfeiture of any deposit and fees.
R131-2-6. General Requirements for Use of the Capitol Hill Complex.
(1) General Requirements.
(a) These are the requirements for use of the Capitol Hill Complex. This rule R131-2-6 shall apply to free speech activities, all other activities, groups and individuals using the Capitol Hill Complex.
(b) Except for state holidays, the Capitol building will be open to the general public Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Free speech activities may be conducted beyond the times identified in this subsection, as specified in rule R131-11. Unless otherwise authorized, Capitol Hill Facilities and Capitol Hill Grounds, including the Capitol Rotunda, are available for permitted use, activities or events from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
(c) Activities, except free speech activities, may be specifically denied during legislative sessions.
(d) No event may disrupt or interfere with any legislative session, legislative meeting, or the conduct of any state or governmental business, meeting or proceeding on the Capitol Hill Complex. No person shall unlawfully intimidate or interfere with persons seeking to enter or exit any facility, or use of the Capitol Hill Complex.
(e) Levels of audible sound generated by any individual or group, indoors or on the plaza between the House and Senate Buildings, whether amplified or not, shall not exceed 85 decibels or a more restrictive limit established by applicable laws or ordinances. All outdoor events shall not exceed noise limits established by applicable laws or ordinances.
(f) Fire exits, staircases, doorways, roads, sidewalks, hallways and pathways shall not be blocked, and the efficient flow of pedestrian traffic shall not be obstructed at any time.
(g) Alteration and damage to the Capitol Hill Grounds including grass, plants, shrubs, trees, paving or concrete is prohibited.
(h) No object or substance of any kind shall be placed on or in the Capitol Plaza fountain. Standing on or in the fountain is prohibited.
(i) All costs to repair any damage or replace any destruction, regardless of the amount or cost of restoration or refurbishing, shall be at the expense of the person(s) responsible for such damage or destruction.
(j) The consumption, distribution, or open storage of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
(k) Service animals are permitted, but the presence of other animals is allowed only with advance written permission of the executive director. Owners/caretakers are responsible for the safety to the animal, persons, grounds and facilities.
(l) Camping is prohibited on the Capitol Hill Complex.
(m) Littering is prohibited.
(n) Commercial solicitation as defined in rule R131-10 is prohibited except as provided in rule R131-10.
(o) The use of a personal space heater is prohibited, except as provided in Subsection (i).
(i) Any person with a medical related condition may obtain approval by the Executive Director to use a personal space heater provided the person submits a signed statement by a Utah licensed physician verifying that the medical related condition requires a change in the standard room temperature and the use of the space heater meets the specifications in Subsection (ii).
(ii) If a space heater is approved by the Executive Director, the space heater shall not exceed 900 watts at its highest setting, be equipped with a self-limiting element temperature setting for the ceramic elements, have a tip-over safety device, be equipped with a built-in timer not to exceed eight hours per setting, be equipped with a programmable thermostat, and be equipped with an overheat protection feature.
(p) Tables, chairs, furniture, art and other objects in the Capitol Building shall only be moved by the Board's staff. No outside furniture, including tables or chairs, shall be allowed in the Capitol Building or any other facility on the Capitol Hill Complex without the advance written approval of the Executive Director.
(a) All cords must be taped down with 3M #471 tape or equivalent as determined by the executive director.
(b) There shall be no posting or affixing of placards, banners, or signs to any part of any building or on the grounds. All signs or placards used at the Capitol Hill Complex shall be hand held. Signs or posters may not be on sticks or poles.
(c) No adhesive material, wire, nails, or fasteners of any kind may be used on the buildings or grounds.
(d) Nothing may be used as a decoration, or be used in the process of decorating, that marks or damages structure(s).
(e) All decorations and supporting structures shall be temporary.
(f) Any writing or use of ink, paint or sprays applied to any area of any building is prohibited.
(g) Users may not decorate the inside or outside of any facility or any portion of the grounds without the advance written approval of the Executive Director. Users must submit any decoration requests in writing to the Executive Director at least ten working days in advance.
(h) Signs, posters, decorations, displays, or other media shall be in compliance with the state law regarding Pornographic and Harmful Materials and Performance, Section 76-10-1201 et seq.
(i) Leaving any item(s) against the exterior or interior walls, pillars, busts, statues, portraits or staircases of the Capitol building is prohibited.
(j) Balloons are not allowed inside the Capitol building.
(3) Set up/Clean up.
(a) All deliveries and loading/unloading of materials shall be limited to routes and elevators as specified by the executive director.
(b) All decorations, displays and exhibits shall be taken down by the designated end time of the event in a manner that is least disruptive to state business.
(c) Users shall leave all facilities and grounds in its original condition and appearance.
(a) Parking is limited. All posted parking restrictions on the Capitol Hill Complex, including reserved parking stalls, shall be observed.
(b) Parking for large vehicles or trailers shall require the prior approval of the executive director, which approval may be withheld if the large vehicle or trailer may interfere with the access or use of the Capitol Hill Complex.
(c) Except as expressly allowed by the executive director, overnight parking is prohibited.
(5) Compliance with Laws.
(a) Users shall conform to all applicable and constitutional laws and requirements, including health, safety, fire, building and other codes and similar requirements. Occupancy limits as posted in or applicable to any public area will dictate, unless otherwise limited for public safety, the number of persons who can assemble in the public areas. Under no circumstance will occupancy limits be exceeded. State Capitol security personnel shall use reasonable efforts to ensure compliance with occupancy, safety, and health requirements.
(b) Safety requirements as used in this rule include safety and security requirements made known to the executive director by the Utah Department of Public Safety or the federal government for the safety and security of special events and/or persons on the Capitol Hill Complex.
(c) "No Smoking" statutes, rules and policies, including the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act, Title 26, Chapter 38, Utah Code shall be observed.
(d) Open flames, flammable fluids, candles, and explosives are prohibited.
(e) All persons must obey all applicable firearm laws, rules, and regulations.
(6) Security and Supervision.
(a) The Facility Use Application shall be reviewed by the senior ranking officer in charge of security for the Capitol Hill Complex, who shall determine the total number of uniformed security officers required for the proposed event based upon the nature of the event and the risk factors that are reasonably anticipated. Such determination by the senior ranking officer may increase the minimum number of required officers stated in this subsection. At a minimum: one uniformed security officer shall be required for any event consisting of 1-399 participants; two uniformed security officers shall be required for any event consisting of 400 or more participants. The applicant shall pay, in addition to all other required fees, the cost of the providing of all required security officers. These security fees may not be waived. This subparagraph shall not apply to free speech activities or state sponsored activities.
(b) At least one representative of the applicant identified in the application and permit shall be present during the entire activity;
(c) The activity sponsor (permit holder) is responsible for restricting the area of use by participants to the specified room and rest room areas of the reserved facilities.
(d) The activity sponsor (permit holder) shall control entrances to allow only authorized persons to enter any permitted facility or grounds.
(7) Photography, Portraits and Video/Filming.
(a) Any photography, videotaping or filming, shall require advance notice to, and permission from the executive director for scheduling.
(b) Any photography, videotaping or filming, which includes wedding participants and family portraits, and which may take place anywhere in the facilities or grounds of the Capitol Hill Complex, will be required to comply with this Rule.
(i) Such photography, videotaping or filming, may be scheduled by the executive director on Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. The executive director may allow a different time than specified herein upon written request and if the executive director determines that such other time can be accommodated by any necessary state personnel and does not conflict with state business and any other scheduled events. The executive director may reschedule as needed to accommodate events and state business whether scheduled or not.
(ii) In regard to inside the Capitol building, such photography, videotaping or filming may occur in the following areas: the East grand stairs, the West grand stairs, and the center of the Rotunda or other areas as approved by the executive director.
(iii) A processing fee shall be required for such photography, videotaping or filming. Additionally, a deposit may be required to cover the costs of any anticipated cleanup by the state after the session. These fees shall be described in the Fee Schedule approved by the Board.
(c) Any photography, videotaping or filming that is for the purpose of promoting any private business purposes, including television commercials, movies and photography for business advertising, shall be required to submit a Facility Use Application, pay the required fee from the Fee Schedule approved by the Board, and the time and location must be approved by the Executive Director.
(d) Unless specifically endorsed by an authorized official of the State of Utah, any photography, videotaping or filming shall not expressly or impliedly indicate any State of Utah endorsement of any product, service or any other aspect of the depiction.
(e) This subsection (7) shall not apply to tourists and does not apply to the extent it is the exercise of a free speech activity.
(a) The state, Board, executive director and their designees, employees and agents shall not be deemed in default of any issued permit, or liable for any damages if the performance of any or all of their obligations under the permit are delayed or become impossible because of any act of God, terrorism, war, riot or civil disobedience, epidemic, strike, lock-out or labor dispute, fire, or any other cause beyond their reasonable control.
(b) Except as required by law, the state shall not be responsible for any property damage or loss, nor any personal injury sustained during, or as a result of, any use, activity or event.
(c) Users/applicants shall be responsible for any personal injury, vandalism, damage, loss, or other destruction of property caused by the user or an attendee at the applicant's event.
(9) Indemnification. Individuals and organizations using the Capitol Hill Complex do so at their own risk and shall indemnify and hold harmless the state from and against any and all suits, damages, claims or other liabilities due to personal injury or death, and from damage to or loss of property arising out of or resulting from the conduct of such use or activities on the Capitol Hill Complex.
(10) Food Services,
Except as provided through a waiver under (13)
Below,] Catering services on the Capitol Hill Complex
shall be exclusively provided by the
[ Preferred Caterer,] for those areas of the Capitol
Hill Complex under the jurisdiction of the Board and to the extent
expanded by the Legislative Management Committee or the
Governor's Office, whichever is applicable.
[ Preferred Caterer] shall be responsible for all
activities in the kitchen, servery, dining and conference rooms
associated with the dining room,
and located on the
first floor of the
Any Private Caterer requested through a waiver under (13)
below, must comply with all of] the following
(i) An applicant desiring catering services must first meet
with the Preferred Caterer in a good faith attempt to find out if
the Preferred Caterer can reasonably provide the catering service
requested; (ii) If the applicant, after such good faith attempt,
reasonably determines that the Preferred Caterer cannot provide
the requested catering service and a waiver is approved, then the
applicant may use a Private Caterer if all the criteria and
requirements of this Rule are met, which criteria and
requirements cannot be waived:
(i) Area where Preferred Caterer has Exclusive Rights.
The Preferred Caterer shall have exclusive rights to the food
service facilities, dining room and conference rooms in the
Senate building located on the first floor. No other food service
will be allowed within this area in the Senate Building.
i]) Quality Control Policies. The [ Private] Caterer must
[ meet or exceed all Quality Control Policies that
are] in the contract between the Board and the
[ Preferred Caterer]. The
[ Board] shall provide a form
[ stipulating] the minimum standards.
[ Verification Forms].
Supplier/Vendor verification forms, which form shall be on
the Board's approved form only, must be provided by the Private
Caterer. This form shall include all pertinent information about
the Private Caterer's vendors and sources for food and
beverages including recall and verification information similar to
the requirements imposed upon the Preferred Caterer.]
v]) Insurance. A Certificate of Insurance shall be
provided to the Executive Director for all of the following
insurance and such insurance shall be maintained throughout the
term of the catering event and for at least one year
(A) The [
[ Private] Caterer shall maintain Commercial General
Liability insurance with per occurrence limits of at least
$1,000,000 and general aggregate limits of at least $2,000,000. The
[ Private] Caterer shall also maintain, if
[ Provider's] operations or the specific
activity, Business Automobile Liability insurance covering
Caterer's owned, non-owned, and hired motor vehicles and/or
Professional Liability (errors and omissions) insurance with
liability limits of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence. Such
insurance policies shall be endorsed to be primary and not
contributing to any other insurance maintained by the Board or the
State of Utah.
(B) The Budget Development and Board
Operations Subcommittee reserves the right at any time to require
additional coverage from that required in
the waiver process], at the
[ Private] Caterer's expense for the additional
coverage, based upon the specific risks presented by any proposed
event and as recommended by the State's Risk Manager.
Private] Caterer shall maintain all employee
related insurances, in the statutory amounts, such as unemployment
compensation, worker's compensation, and employer's
liability, for its employees or volunteers involved in performing
services pursuant to the Event. Such worker's compensation and
employer's liability insurance shall be endorsed to include a
waiver of subrogation against the State of Utah, the Board, its
agents, officers, directors and employees.
[ Provider] shall also maintain "all risk"
property insurance at replacement cost applicable to the
[ Private] Caterer's property and/or its
Private] Caterer's insurance carriers and
policy provisions must be acceptable to the State of Utah's
Risk Manager and remain in effect for the duration of the catering
event and for at least one-year thereafter. The Board shall be
named as an additional insured on the Commercial General Liability,
the Professional Liability Insurance and all other required
insurance policies. The
[ Private] Caterer will cause any of its
subcontractors, who provide materials or perform services related
to the catering service(s), to also maintain the insurance
coverages and provisions listed above.
Private] Caterer shall submit certificates of
insurance as evidence of the above required coverage to the
Executive Director prior to any entering into a contract related to
the catering event. Such certificates shall provide the Board with
thirty (30) calendar days written notice prior to the cancellation
or material change of the applicable coverage, as evidenced by
return receipt or certified mail, sent to the office of the
v) Indemnification: The
Private] Caterer shall hold harmless, defend and
indemnify the State of Utah, the Board and its officers, employees,
and agents from and against any and all acts, errors or omissions
which may cause damage to property or person(s), claims, losses,
damages to the facilities or grounds of the Capitol Hill Complex,
causes of action, judgments, damages and expenses including, but
not limited to attorney's fees because of bodily injury,
sickness, disease or death, or injury to or destruction of tangible
property or any other injury or damage resulting from or arising
out of the negligent acts or omissions or willful misconduct of the
[ Private] Caterer, or its agents, employees
subcontractors or anyone for whom
[ Private] Caterer may be liable, except where such
claims, losses, causes of action, judgments, damages and expenses
result solely from the negligent acts or omissions or willful
misconduct of the Board, its officers, employees or agents.
i]) Record Keeping and Audit Rights: The
[ Private] Caterer shall maintain accurate
accounting records for all goods and services provided, and shall
retain all such records for a period of at least three (3) years
from the date of the catering service. Upon reasonable notice and
during normal business hours, the Board, or any of its duly
authorized representatives, shall have access to and the right to
audit any records or other documents pertaining to the
[ Private] Caterer. The Board's audit rights
shall extend for a period of at least three (3) years from the date
of the catering service.
i]) Equal Opportunity:
[ No Private] Caterer shall
unlawfully discriminate against any employee, applicant
for employment, or recipient of services.
i]) Taxes: The
[ Private] Caterer shall be responsible for and pay
all taxes which may be levied or incurred against the
[ Private] Caterer, including taxes levied or
[ Private] Caterer's income, inventory,
property, sales, or other taxes.
ix]) Taxes: Board is Exempt: The Board is exempt
from State of Utah sales and excise taxes. Exemption certification
information appears on all purchase orders issued by the Board and
such taxes will not apply to the Board.
(x) Payment and Performance Evidence: The Private Caterer
shall provide evidence of financial responsibility as may be
required as a condition of the waiver, which demonstrates the
Private Caterer's ability to perform the services contemplated
by the waiver request. Such evidence of financial strength as
further specified as part of the waiver approval process may be in
the form of a performance bond, letter of credit, financial
statements or other form which is reasonably acceptable to the
Board. Additionally, the Private Caterer shall post a $10,000 cash
bond or letter of credit in an amount specified in the waiver
approval process, in a form approved by the Attorney General's
Office, payable to the Board which the Board (or financial
institution for a letter of credit) shall hold for a 90 day period
from the date of the catering service in an interest bearing
account. At the end of the 90 day period, the remaining funds in
that account shall be returned to the private cater provider.
During the term of the account, these funds may be used by the
Executive Director to repair any damage to the Capitol Hill Complex
caused by the Private Caterer or anyone for whom the Private
Caterer is liable. If the amount of the bond or letter of credit is
insufficient to cover such damage(s), then the Private Caterer
either directly or through its insurance provider shall promptly
pay the excess amount needed to cover the cost of the Board to
repair the damage. The use of these funds shall be at the
reasonable discretion of the executive director with advance
written notice provided to the private caterer.
[ Certification]. [ The Private Caterer shall certify that neither it nor its
principals are debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment,
declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in
providing the catering services of the subject waiver request, by
any governmental department or agency. If the Private Caterer
cannot certify this statement, the Private Caterer shall attach a
written explanation for review by the Selection Committee.
[ Private] Caterer must notify the Executive
Director within 10 calendar days if debarred or suspended by any
ii]) Comply with Facility Use Rules. The
[ Private] Caterer shall comply with all of the
Facility Use Rules enacted by the Board. Upon submission of any
evidence to the Budget Development and Board Operations
Subcommittee that the
[ Private] Caterer has not complied with a rule
enacted by the Board, the
[ Private] Caterer shall be removed from eligibility
for providing any catering service on the Capitol Hill Complex for
a period of time as determined by the Subcommittee and consistent
with the Board's rules on suspension and debarment.
ii]) Inspection. The Board or the Executive
Director reserves the right to inspect the
[ Private] Caterer's facilities and operations
with respect to use, safety, sanitation and the maintenance of
premises which shall be maintained at a level satisfactory to the
iv]) Energy. The
[ Private] Caterer shall exercise due care to keep
utility services at a minimum, conserve the use of energies, and
control the resulting costs.
v]) Food Handlers Permits. All of the
[ Private] Caterer's employees must have a
current Food Handlers Permit. Documentation shall be promptly
provided upon request of the Executive Director that established
that all employees and temporary employees have valid Food Handlers
(xvi) Financial Arrangements. The Board shall receive an
amount per person served by the Private Caterer as described in the
Board's adopted fee schedule. The payment of this amount per
person shall apply even if the catered event is donated in whole or
in part. These funds shall be used to subsidize, when subsidization
is necessary, the Preferred Caterer.
[ Private] Caterer must have a locally grown food
quality assurance program similar to that required of the
[ Preferred Caterer], which covers the food or
products that are not provided by nationally recognized vendors.[
This quality assurance program shall set minimum standards
for locally grown or produced goods and services similarly to that
required by the Preferred Caterer.]
associated with catering services
shall be the responsibility of the Applicant and
cannot be waived.
[ Private] Caterer shall provide to the Executive
Director at least 24 hours in advance of any catered event, a list
of all full-time and part-time employees that will be involved with
the catering service on the Capitol Hill Complex.
a]pplicant shall be assessed a fee to provide for
the presence of at least one Board employee to be present and to
assist with ingress and egress from the Capitol Hill Complex,
set-up, coordination and assurance of appropriate performance under
this Rule as well as timely and appropriate clean-up after the
event. This fee can[ ]not be waived.
(C) Fees associated with catering services, including the
Preferred Caterer or any Private Caterer shall be the
responsibility of the Applicant.
] (11) Public Notices, Employee Postings, Required Use of Bulletin Boards.
(a) Notices of Capitol Hill Complex meetings, information or announcements related to state of other governmental business shall be posted at executive director approved locations. If any posting is to be done by a person not officed in the Capitol Hill Complex, the executive director shall be notified prior to the posting for approval of the location(s) and duration of the posting. Such persons are also responsible to remove the notices after the related meeting or activity within 24-48 hours.
(b) Posting of handbills, leaflets, circulars, advertising or other printed materials by state employees officed in the Capitol Hill Complex shall be on executive director approved bulleting boards.
(12) Enforcement of Rules.
(a) If any person or group is found to be in violation of any of the applicable laws and rules, a law enforcement officer or state capitol security officer may issue a warning to cease and desist from any non-complying acts. If the law enforcement or security officer observes a non-compliant act after a warning, the officer may take disciplinary action including citations, fines, cancellations of event or activity, or removal from the Capitol Hill Complex.
The Budget Development and Board
Operations Subcommittee may waive the requirements of any provision
of R131-2-6 provided that the provision of Rule R131-2-6 does not
specifically indicate that it is non-waivable, upon being presented
with compelling reasons that the waiver will substantially benefit
the public of the state of Utah and that the facilities, grounds
and persons will be appropriately protected.[
The Subcommittee may also waive the requirements of the use
of the Preferred Caterer, upon a finding that the catering service
requested cannot be reasonably accommodated by the Preferred
Caterer.] Any approved waiver must still require
compliance with all other provisions of this Rule.[ Notwithstanding any provision of this Rule, provisions of
this Rule which impose requirements upon a Private Caterer may not
be waived.] The waiver request must be submitted in
writing to the Executive Director, for consideration by the
Subcommittee at its next regularly scheduled meeting, and must
accompany any required Facility Use Application. Conditions may be
placed on any approved waiver by the Subcommittee to assure the
appropriate protection of facilities, grounds and persons. An
appeal to the Board of a denial or the conditions of such waiver
may be filed and processed similarly to the denial of a Facility
Use Application as described in R131-2-5.
R131-2-7. Fees and Charges.
(a) Application Fee. There shall be an application fee for a Facility Use Permit to cover the cost of processing the application, as specified on the Board's fee schedule. This fee is separate from rental and other fees.
(b) Rental of Space Fee. Persons using the Capitol Hill Complex pursuant to a Facility Use Permit shall be charged a rental of the space fee as specified on the Board's fee schedule.
(c) Security Fee. A security fee shall also be assessed as provided in this Rule, as specified on the Board's fee schedule.
(d) Rental of Equipment fee. A rental of equipment fee shall be assessed as specified on the Board's fee schedule.
(e) Room Setup Fees. The Board's fee schedule shall provide for room setup fees.
(f) Additional Board Staff fee. If an Applicant requests that additional Board staff be present for an event, then an additional fee shall be assessed.
Private Caterer fee].
[ At any time a Private Caterer is used on the Capitol Hill
Complex in accordance with this Rule, the applicant shall pay a fee
based upon the number of people at the event. This fee shall be
determined by the Board and shall be listed on the Board's fee
(h) A "Schedule of Costs and Fees" is available during regular working hours at the executive director's office. This Schedule of Costs and Fees shall include all the fees referred to in this Rule R131-2-7. Additionally, fees may be assessed for technology assistance, recording, insurance coverage, cleaning and repairs. The Schedule of Costs and Fees may have special fees for community service activities, state employee events, including state employee recognition events, state retirement events, or state employee holiday/social events. There are no fees for free speech activities, except costs for requested use of state equipment or supplies shall be assessed in accordance with the Schedule of Costs and Fees. State Sponsored Activities shall not be required to pay any fees under this Rule.
R131-2-8. Specific Facilities.
(1) The following applies to all events and solicitations, except for free speech activities.
(a) Use of caucus rooms, committee rooms, the House of Representatives or Senate Chambers will be separately administered by the legislative branch. Requests for all other rooms must be submitted in writing to the executive director for scheduling and staffing. If the requested room is under the control of the Governor, the judiciary, or other elected officials, the executive director shall forward the request to the appropriate representative of such branch of government or elected official. The executive director will notify the applicant of the approval or denial of the requested space by the approving organization.
(b) The State Office Building auditorium shall be available to all state entities on a first-come, first-serve basis for governmental functions. All state entities shall reserve this facility in advance with the executive director.
(c) After hours access to the State Office Building shall be through the first floor south doors.
(d) During legislative sessions, legislative meetings or other legislative activities, use of the legislative space will be subject to the applicable legislative rules.
(e) The Gold Room and all other areas controlled by the Governor in the Capitol building shall be available in accordance with Section 67-1-16.
R131-2-9. Use of White Community Memorial Chapel.
(1) In addition to the provisions above, the following rules for the White Community Memorial Chapel shall be observed:
(a) Fire Marshal occupancy limits shall not be exceeded.
(b) The kitchen is for the exclusive use of the Preferred Caterer. No Private Caterer shall be allowed to use the White Community Memorial Chapel and its grounds. Users may use the full rest room facilities.
(c) The White Community Memorial Chapel will be available from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 midnight, seven days a week, 365 days a year unless otherwise specified by the Board's Budget Development and Board Operations Subcommittee.
(d) If no wedding or event is scheduled the day before the scheduled wedding or event, the applicant may be allowed to use the Chapel the day before from noon to midnight for rehearsal or decorative purposes for an additional fee as identified on the Board's fee schedule.
(e) All users must complete the Facility Use Permit Application and comply with all the permit requirements listed under rules R131-2 and R131-10.
R131-2-10. Procedure for Receiving and Deciding Complaints Regarding the Access or Use of the Capitol Hill Complex.
(1) Any person that has a complaint regarding the access or use of the Capitol Hill Complex may file such complaint in writing to the executive director.
(2) The executive director will issue a written determination within thirty calendar days of the filing of the complaint or such longer time period as agreed to by the complainant.
(3) If the executive director does not issue a determination within the time period for such determination, then the complainant may file a written appeal no later than ten calendar days after the expiration of such time period. The written appeal shall be delivered to the office of the executive director and shall be considered by the Board's Budget Development and Board Operations Subcommittee chair in a manner determined appropriate by the chair.
(4) The chair will issue a written determination within thirty calendar days of the filing of the appeal or such longer time period as agreed to by the complainant.
(5) If the chair does not issue a determination within the time period for the chair's determination, the complainant may file a written appeal to the Board no later than ten calendar days after the expiration of such time period. The written appeal to the Board shall be delivered to the office of the executive director.
(6) Upon the filing of a timely appeal to the Board, the appeal shall be scheduled at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board.
(7) This is considered to be an administrative remedy for complaints regarding the access or use of the Capitol Hill Complex, and to the extent allowed by law, shall be considered an administrative remedy that must be pursued prior to any legal action.
R131-2-11. Fees and Charges During Legislative Session.
During the regular Utah Legislative Session, from the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, the facility use fees for specific rooms and spaces shall be reduced as follows:
(1) Facilities on Capitol Hill are available on a first come first serve basis as defined in this Rule R131-2, subject to preemption for State Sponsored Activities and any need to reserve or close off spaces for security reasons as advised by the Department of Public Safety.
(a) Subject to all the other provisions of this Rule R131-2-11, the following rooms may be reserved with no room rental being assessed:
(i) Kletting Room located in the Senate Building;
(ii) Olmstead Room located in the Senate Building;
(iii) Spruce Room located in the Senate Building;
(iv) Beehive Room located in the Senate Building;
(v) Seagull Room located in the Senate Building;
(vi) Copper Room located in the Senate Building;
(vii) Rooms B110 and 1112 in the State Office Building;
(viii) Room 130, the Multipurpose/Public Lounge located in the Capitol;
(ix) Room 170 located in the Capitol; and
(x) Room 210 located in the Capitol.
(b) These rooms identified in R131-2-11(2) may be reserved when the Utah Legislature is meeting in regular session in 4 hour blocks/day for a maximum of 8 total hours per week, and not concurrent.
During the hours of 11:00 a.m. through 1:30 p.m., in order
to qualify for the free room rental rate for all rooms located in
the Senate Building Arsenal Hill Conference Center, the applicant
must provide to the Executive Director a copy of the agreement to
use the Preferred Caterer for providing food services during the
room rental or evidence that the people attending have purchased
meals from the Preferred Caterer.]
(2) The State Office Building Auditorium may be reserved during the time the Utah Legislature is meeting in regular session in two hour blocks one day a week, but is subject to the same rental fees that would apply at other times of the year and priority shall be provided to those events that are related to the regular session of the Utah Legislature.
(3) The Capitol Rotunda or Hall of Governors facilities may be reserved during the hours the Utah Legislature is meeting in regular session with no fee for the space rental itself being assessed subject to the following:
(a) The reservation shall be for a maximum of two hours which must be in one block of hours; and
(b) Priority shall be given to those events that are related to the regular session of the Utah Legislature.
(4) This Rule R131-2-11 does not prohibit the rental of these rooms for the standard fees when rental is beyond the time restrictions set forth in this Rule R131-2-11.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Rule R131-2-11, Registration (Application), Janitorial and all other associated set up and security fees that would apply if the rental was not during the Utah Legislature's regular session, shall be assessed.
(b) Those persons or entities reserving or using the facilities shall leave the space as they found it in a clean and orderly manner and comply with all other provisions of the Facility Use Rules, R131-2.
(c) The janitorial fee will only be assessed if,in the opinion of the Executive Director, that the work required to prepare the room for the next user is beyond that what is expected and reasonable. Charges for any such required janitorial services shall be assessed in half hour increments of $50/hour per janitorial worker.
(d) The Registration (Application) fee shall be assessed at the rate of one rental even if the Registration (Application) includes more than one reservation. Multiple reservations on one application form for reservations during the Utah Legislature's regular session are encouraged in order to best coordinate all the reservations.
KEY: public buildings, facilities use
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
January 7, 2010]
Notice of Continuation: April 7, 2010
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 63C-9-101 et seq.
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