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R131. Capitol Preservation Board (State), Administration.

Rule R131-2. Capitol Hill Complex Facility Use.

As in effect on April 1, 2019

Table of Contents

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.

R131-2-2. Authority.

(1) The State Capitol Preservation Board adopts this Capitol Hill Complex Facility Use Rule pursuant to Section 63C-9-301.

R131-2-3. Definitions.

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.

(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 related 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.

(13) "Cafe Operator" means the Capitol Hill cafe operator located on the first floor of the East Senate Building who is under contract with the Board to provide food/beverages in the State Room and may be allowed to cater in other areas 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.

(15) "Authorized Caterer" means a person or entity authorized to provide catering services on the Capitol Hill Complex, and is not the Cafe Operator.

(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.

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. Pursuant to Utah Code Section 53-8-105(9), the Highway Patrol shall enforce the state law and rules governing the 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. There shall also be compliance with Utah Code Section 32B-4-415.

(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.

(2) Decorations.

(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.

(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.

(4) Parking.

(a) Parking is limited. All posted parking restrictions on the Capitol Hill Complex, including reserved parking stalls, shall be observed. Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law, the directions of a peace officer, or a traffic-control device, a person may not stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers in a parking space identified as reserved for specific users, without:

(i) Approval of the Executive Director; and

(ii) A properly displayed placard or other identifying marker approved by the Executive Director to indicate this approval.

(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) The following are all prohibited: Open flames; flammable fluids; candles with flames; burning incense; smoke; fog machines; disseminating dust, powder, glitter or confetti; and explosives; except that a gelled alcohol food warming fuel used for food preparation or warming, whether catered or not, is allowed provided that it is in:

(i) a one ounce capacity container (29.6 ml) on a noncombustible surface; or

(ii) a container on a noncombustible surface, not exceeding one quart (946.g ml) capacity with a controlled pouring device that will limit the flow to a one ounce (29.6 ml) serving.

(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 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.

(8) Liability.

(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, Cafe Operator and Authorized Caterer Requirements.

(a) In General. Catering services on the Capitol Hill Complex shall be exclusively provided by the Cafe Operator and Authorized 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. Multiple Authorized Caterers may be approved by the Executive Director. The Cafe Operator shall be responsible for all activities in the kitchen, servery, dining and conference rooms associated with the dining room, known as the "State Room," and located on the first floor of the East Senate Building. The Cafe Operator shall have the exclusive right to provide food and beverages in the State Room, but may give permission for an Authorized Caterer to provide food and beverages in the State Room.

(b) Authorized Caterer Requirements. In order to qualify as an Authorized Caterer, an application must be approved by the Executive Director based on meeting the following requirements:

(i) Quality Control Policies. The Authorized Caterer must have quality control policies that are consistent with those set forth in the contract between the Board and the Cafe Operator. The Executive Director shall provide a form describing the minimum standards.

(ii) Application Form. A person or entity seeking to be an Authorized Caterer shall complete an application form approved by the Executive Director.

(iii) 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 thereafter:

(A) The Authorized 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 selected Authorized Caterer shall also maintain, if applicable to the Authorized Caterer'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 this Rule, at the Authorized 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.

(C) The Authorized 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. Authorized Caterer shall also maintain "all risk" property insurance at replacement cost applicable to the Authorized Caterer's property and/or its equipment.

(D) The Authorized 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 Authorized 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.

(E) The Authorized 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 Executive Director.

(iv) Indemnification: The Authorized 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 Authorized Caterer, or its agents, employees subcontractors or anyone for whom the Authorized 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.

(v) Record Keeping and Audit Rights: The Authorized 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 Authorized Caterer. The Board's audit rights shall extend for a period of at least three (3) years from the date of the catering service.

(vi) Equal Opportunity: The Authorized Caterer shall not unlawfully discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, or recipient of services.

(vii) Taxes: The Authorized Caterer shall be responsible for and pay all taxes which may be levied or incurred against the Authorized Caterer, including taxes levied or incurred against Authorized Caterer's income, inventory, property, sales, or other taxes.

(viii) 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.

(ix) Suspension/Debarment. The Authorized Caterer must notify the Executive Director within 10 calendar days if debarred or suspended by any governmental entity.

(x) Comply with Facility Use Rules. The Authorized 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 Authorized Caterer has not complied with a rule enacted by the Board, the Authorized 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.

(xi) Inspection. The Board or the Executive Director reserves the right to inspect the Authorized 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 Board.

(xii) Energy. The Authorized Caterer shall exercise due care to keep utility services at a minimum, conserve the use of energies, and control the resulting costs.

(xiii) Food Handlers Permits. All of the Authorized 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 Permits.

(xiv) The Authorized Caterer must have a locally grown food quality assurance program similar to that required of the Cafe Operator, which covers the food or products that are not provided by nationally recognized vendors.

(xv) Fees and costs associated with catering services, including the Cafe Operator or the Authorized Caterer, shall be the responsibility of the Applicant and cannot be waived.

(xvi) Security.

(A) An Authorized 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.

(B) The Applicant 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 cannot be waived.

(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 bulletin boards.

(12) Enforcement of Rules.

(a) A violation of a rule in any provision of R131-1 through R131-16 relating to the use of the Capitol Hill Complex is an infraction under Utah Code Section 63C-9-301(3)(b). If an act violating a rule subject to Utah Code Section 63C-9-301(3)(b) also amounts to an offense subject to a greater penalty under Title 32B, Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, Title 41, Motor Vehicles, Title 76, Utah Criminal Code, Utah Code Section 76-8-301 (Interference with Public Servant), Utah Code Section 76-9-102 (Disorderly Conduct), or other provision of state law, Utah Code Section 63C-9-301(3)(b) does not prohibit prosecution and sentencing for the more serious offense;

(b) In addition to any punishment allowed under Utah Code Section 63C-9-301(3)(b), pursuant to Utah Code Section 63C-9-301(3)(d), is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $2,500 for each violation, plus the amount of any actual damages, expenses, and costs related to the violation of the rule that are incurred by the state; and

(c) The law enforcement or security officer may issue a warning citation or pursue other lawful:

(i) Civil or criminal enforcement;

(ii) removal from the Capitol Hill Complex;

(iii) make an arrest; and/or

(iv) cancel the subject event or activity.

(13) Waivers.

The Executive Director 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. Any approved waiver must still require compliance with all other provisions of this Rule. The waiver request must be submitted in writing to the Executive Director and must accompany any required Facility Use Application. Conditions may be placed on any approved waiver by the Executive Director to assure the appropriate protection of facilities, grounds and persons. An appeal 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.

(1) Fees.

(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.

(g) Authorized Caterer Fee. Any fee or costs of an Authorized Caterer are the responsibility of the Applicant. The State of Utah, the Capitol Preservation Board, State Officials, employees and anyone for whom the State may be liable, shall have no liable whatsoever for such fee or costs owed to the Authorized Caterer.

(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.

(c) The use of the State Room in the East Senate Building is to be for public use except for certain hours established by the Executive Director when the public does not ordinarily use the State Room.

(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

July 22, 2016

Notice of Continuation

December 29, 2014

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

63C-9-101 et seq.


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R131, please contact the promulgating agency (Capitol Preservation Board (State), Administration). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.