DAR File No. 41358
This rule was published in the April 1, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 7) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Public Safety, Emergency Management
Local Government Emergency Response Loan Program
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 41358
Filed: 03/15/2017 11:04:37 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
This amendment renumbers the rule to correct mistakes made in the original filing. Subsection R704-3-9(3) is removed due to the fact that the agency was advised by the Division of Finance that they would not declare the full amount of the loan due without prior notice of default.
Summary of the rule or change:
Renumbers the rule to correct mistakes made in original filing. Removes Subsection R704-3-9(3).
Statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 53-2a-607
- Section 53-2a-608
- Section 53-2a-609
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There will not be an anticipated cost or savings to the state budget because the changes made to the rule are to correct numbering errors, and remove Subsection R704-3-9(3).
There will not be an anticipated cost or savings to the local government because the changes made to the rule are to correct numbering errors, and remove Subsection R704-3-9(3).
There will not be an anticipated cost or savings to small businesses because the changes made to the rule are to correct numbering errors, and remove Subsection R704-3-9(3).
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
There will not be an anticipated cost or savings to persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities because the changes made to the rule are to correct numbering errors, and remove Subsection R704-3-9(3).
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There will not be an anticipated compliance cost for persons because the changes made to the rule are to correct numbering errors, and remove Subsection R704-3-9(3).
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
I have reviewed the amendment and found that this rule change will not have a fiscal impact on businesses.
Keith D. Squires, Commissioner
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:Public Safety
Room 1110 STATE OFFICE BUILDING
450 N STATE ST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84114-1201
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Tara Behunin at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3426, by FAX at 801-538-3770, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kim Gibb at the above address, by phone at 801-556-8198, by FAX at 801-964-4482, 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:
Kris Hamlet, Director
R704. Public Safety, Emergency Management.
R704-3. Local Government Emergency Response Loan Program.
This rule is authorized by Section 53-2a-609.
The purpose of this rule is to establish criteria, procedures, and requirements for the administration of the Local Government Emergency Response Loan Fund described in Section 53-2a-607.
(1) Terms used in this rule are defined in Sections 53-2a-102, 53-2a-203, and 53-2a-602.
(2) In addition to the terms referenced in
(a) "fund" means the Local Government Emergency Response Loan Fund;
(b) "loan" means a loan provided by the Division from the Local Government Emergency Response Loan Fund to an eligible local government entity for costs incurred for providing emergency disaster services as defined in Section 53-2a-602.
(1) A local government entity wishing to apply for a loan from the fund shall submit to the Division:
(a) an application on a form approved by the Division;
(b) documentation that establishes a local disaster declaration for which the loan is being requested;
(c) documentation certified by the entity's chief financial officer stating that the entity has:
(i) established a local government disaster fund; and
(ii) deposited a minimum average of 5% of total estimated revenues into a local government disaster fund established in accordance with Section 53-2a-605 for at least five fiscal years previous to the date the disaster is declared; and
(d) documentation that establishes costs incurred by the local government entity for disaster recovery and supports the dollar amount of the loan being requested.
-3-5. Eligibility Review.
(1) The Division shall determine if the applicant:
(a) has fulfilled the application requirements in Section R701-3-4; and
(b) meets the eligibility criteria in Sections 53-2a-607 and 53-2a-608.
-3-6. Prioritization of Awards for Loan Applications.
(1) In accordance with Subsection 53-2a-609(2), the Division will consider the following criteria in prioritizing and awarding loans:
(a) the total account balance available in the fund;
(b) the severity or scale of the disaster or emergency that has been declared;
(c) the severity of the impact to local government entities that have submitted loan applications; and
(d) other sources of funding that might be available to the local government entity for the purpose of disaster recovery; and
(e) the likelihood the loan amount will be paid repaid in accordance with Section 53-2a-608 based on the local government entity's bond rating.
-3-7. Making Loans.
(1) Loan funds shall be obligated after all documents to secure a loan are complete, processed, approved, and appropriately signed by the applicant and the director.
(2) Disbursement of loan proceeds to the borrower will take place within 10 business days of the closing date of the loan.
-3-8. Servicing the Loans, Loan Repayment and Late
(1) Loans will be serviced by the Division of Finance.
(2) Loan repayment schedules are outlined in Section 53-2a-608.
(3) The initial installment payment is due on a date established by the Division.
(4) Subsequent installment payments are due on the tenth day of each month.
(5) Loan payments may be made in advance or the remaining principal balance of the loan may be paid in full at any time without penalty.
(6) Penalties for late loan payments shall be:
(a) ten percent of the payment due;
(b) assessed and payable on payments received by the Division more than 15 days after the due date;
(c) assessed only once per scheduled payment; and
(d) noticed to the borrower with the amounts of penalty and the total payment due.
(7) Payments shall be considered received the day of the U.S. Postal Service post mark date or receipted date for payments delivered to the Division by methods other than the U.S. Postal Service.
(8) If a loan payment check is returned due to insufficient funds, a service charge in the amount allowed by law shall be added to the payment amount due.
(9) Notice of loans paid in full shall be sent after all penalties, interest, and principal have been paid.
-3-9. Recovering on Defaulted Loans.
(1) Loans may be considered in default when two consecutive payments are past due by 30 days or more.
(2) If the loan is determined to be in
default under Subsection R70[
1]-3-9(1), the Division or the Division of Finance may
declare the full amount of the defaulted loan, penalty and interest
(3) The Division or Division of Finance need not give
notice of default prior to declaring the full amount due and
payable. (4)] The borrower shall be liable for attorney's fees and
collection costs for defaulted loans, whether incurred before or
after court action.
KEY: disaster recovery loans, local government disaster loans
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
January 12], 2017
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 53-2a-607; 53-2a-608; 53-2a-609
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Tara Behunin at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3426, by FAX at 801-538-3770, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; Kim Gibb at the above address, by phone at 801-556-8198, by FAX at 801-964-4482, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.