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H.B. 126 Enrolled





Sponsor: Carl W. Duckworth

                  This act modifies the Utah Municipal Code by requiring that municipal annexations in first
                  class counties involving townships meet specified criteria. The act provides a sunset date.
                  This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
                      10-2-427, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      63-55b-110, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 10-2-427 is enacted to read:
                      10-2-427. Annexation involving township -- Special election in township -- Approval
                  by township planning commission.
                      Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, a municipal legislative body in a county
                  of the first class may not approve an annexation petition under this part which involves the
                  annexation of territory included within a township unless the annexation:
                      (1) includes the entire area of the township; or
                      (2) has been approved by:
                      (a) a majority of the voters residing within the township in a special election called for that
                  purpose; or
                      (b) the owners of private real property, as evidenced by their written consent, that:
                      (i) covers a majority of the private land area within the township; and
                      (ii) is equal in value to at least 1/2 of the value of all private real property within the
                      Section 2. Section 63-55b-110 is enacted to read:
                      63-55b-110. Repeal dates -- Title 10.
                      Section 10-2-427 is repealed July 1, 2006.

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