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6 AN ACT RELATING TO TASK FORCES; CREATING THE OPTIONAL FORMS OF
7 COUNTY GOVERNMENT TASK FORCE; ESTABLISHING MEMBERSHIP AND
8 DUTIES; APPROPRIATING $24,500 FOR TASK FORCE SALARIES AND EXPENSES;
9 PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND PROVIDING A REPEAL DATE.
10 This act enacts uncodified material.
11 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
12 Section 1. Task force creation -- Membership -- Chairs.
13 (1) There is created the Optional Forms of County Government Task Force consisting of:
14 (a) three members of the Senate, appointed by the president of the Senate; and
15 (b) five members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the speaker of the House
16 of Representatives.
17 (2) The president of the Senate shall appoint a senator appointed to the task force under
18 Subsection (1)(a) as Senate chair of the task force, and the speaker of the House of Representatives
19 shall appoint a representative appointed to the task force under Subsection (1)(b) as House chair
20 of the task force.
21 Section 2. Task force duties.
22 The task force shall:
23 (1) review current statutes establishing the procedure for a county to adopt an optional
24 form of government and the optional forms available under current statutes;
25 (2) study whether the currently available optional forms of county government are meeting
26 the needs of counties in the state;
27 (3) explore the advisability of modifying the currently available optional forms of county
1 government or of providing in statute for other optional forms of county government;
2 (4) determine whether current statutory procedures for adopting an optional form of county
3 government should be revised; and
4 (5) if the task force considers it to be appropriate, make recommendations to or propose
5 legislation for adoption by the Legislature.
6 Section 3. Quorum -- Meetings -- Report to interim committee.
7 (1) A majority of the task force constitutes a quorum, and action by a majority of a quorum
8 at any meeting constitutes action of the task force.
9 (2) The task force may hold up to six meetings.
10 (3) The task force shall give a report of its activities and recommendations to the Political
11 Subdivisions Interim Committee no later than November 30, 1998.
12 Section 4. Salaries and expenses.
13 Salaries and expenses of legislators are paid in accordance with Section 36-2-2 and
14 Legislative Joint Rule 15.03.
15 Section 5. Staff support.
16 The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall provide staff support to the
17 task force.
18 Section 6. Appropriation.
19 There is appropriated from the General Fund for fiscal year 1997-98:
20 (1) $3,500 to the Senate for salary and expenses of senators who are members of the task
22 (2) $6,000 to the House of Representatives for salary and expenses of representatives who
23 are members of the task force; and
24 (3) $15,000 to the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel for staffing
25 expenses associated with the task force.
26 Section 7. Effective date.
27 If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this act takes effect
28 upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
29 Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto, the
30 date of veto override.
31 Section 8. Repeal date.
1 This act is repealed November 30, 1998.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-3-98 12:12 PM
A limited legal review of this bill raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
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