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H.B. 405 Enrolled
AN ACT RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY CODE; AMENDING THE
PROCEDURE FOR CALLING AN ELECTION ON THE ISSUE OF ADDING FLUORINE
TO A PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY; AND MAKING TECHNICAL CHANGES.
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
19-4-111, as renumbered and amended by Chapter 112, Laws of Utah 1991
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 19-4-111 is amended to read:
19-4-111. Fluorine added to water -- Election required.
(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, public water supplies, whether state,
county, municipal, or district, shall not have fluorine or any of its derivatives or compounds [
in the area affected. An election shall [
(a) filing of an initiative petition requesting the action in accordance with state law
governing initiative petitions;
(b) in the case of a municipal, special district, or county water system, passage of a
resolution by the legislative body or special district board representing the affected voters,
submitting the question to the affected voters at the next general election; or
(c) in a county of the first class, passage of a resolution by a county commission to place
an opinion question relating to all public water systems within the county on the ballot at the next
(2) If a majority of voters on an opinion question under Subsection (1)(c) approve the
addition of fluorine to the public water supplies within the county, the local health departments shall
require the addition of fluorine to the public water supplies within that county.
(3) Nothing contained in this section prohibits the addition of chlorine or other water
adding fluorine or any of its derivatives or compounds to the drinking water is [
to have complied with Subsection (1).
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