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S.B. 91

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MUNICIPAL CANDIDACY RESIDENCY

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AMENDMENT

             3     
2000 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Sponsor: Terry R. Spencer

             6      AN ACT RELATING TO CITIES AND TOWNS; MODIFYING RESIDENCY
             7      REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONS SEEKING MUNICIPAL OFFICE; AND MAKING
             8      TECHNICAL CHANGES.
             9      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             10      AMENDS:
             11          10-3-301, as last amended by Chapters 1 and 21, Laws of Utah 1994
             12      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             13          Section 1. Section 10-3-301 is amended to read:
             14           10-3-301. Eligibility and residency requirements for elected municipal office.
             15          (1) (a) A person filing a declaration of candidacy for a municipal office shall:
             16          (i) have been a resident of the municipality in which the person seeks office for at least
             17      [one year] 365 days immediately before the date of the election; and
             18          (ii) meet the other requirements of Section 20A-9-203 .
             19          (b) A person living in an area annexed to a municipality meets the residency requirement
             20      of this subsection if that person resided within the area annexed to the municipality for at least [one
             21      year] 365 days before the date of the election.
             22          (2) Any person elected to municipal office shall be a registered voter in the municipality
             23      in which [he] the person was elected.
             24          (3) (a) Each elected officer of a municipality shall maintain residency within the
             25      boundaries of the municipality during [his] the officer's term of office.
             26          (b) If an elected officer of a municipality establishes [his] a principal place of residence
             27      as provided in Section 20A-2-105 outside the municipality during [his] the officer's term of office,


             28      the office is automatically vacant.
             29          (4) If an elected municipal officer is absent from the municipality any time during [his]
             30      the officer's term of office for a continuous period of more than 60 days without the consent of the
             31      municipal legislative body, the municipal office is automatically vacant.




Legislative Review Note
    as of 9-17-99 11:20 AM


A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel


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