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H.B. 269 Enrolled
This act modifies the Utah Administrative Procedures Act to exempt the collection of water
commissioner assessments, fees, and delinquencies from the requirements of the Utah
Administrative Procedures Act.
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
63-46b-1, as last amended by Chapters 21 and 141, Laws of Utah 1999
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 63-46b-1 is amended to read:
63-46b-1. Scope and applicability of chapter.
(1) Except as set forth in Subsection (2), and except as otherwise provided by a statute
superseding provisions of this chapter by explicit reference to this chapter, the provisions of this
chapter apply to every agency of the state and govern:
(a) all state agency actions that determine the legal rights, duties, privileges, immunities,
or other legal interests of one or more identifiable persons, including all agency actions to grant,
deny, revoke, suspend, modify, annul, withdraw, or amend an authority, right, or license; and
(b) judicial review of these actions.
(2) This chapter does not govern:
(a) the procedures for making agency rules, or the judicial review of those procedures or
(b) the issuance of any notice of a deficiency in the payment of a tax, the decision to waive
penalties or interest on taxes, the imposition of and penalties or interest on taxes, or the issuance
of any tax assessment, except that this chapter governs any agency action commenced by a
taxpayer or by another person authorized by law to contest the validity or correctness of those
(c) state agency actions relating to extradition, to the granting of pardons or parole,
commutations or terminations of sentences, or to the rescission, termination, or revocation of parole
or probation, to the discipline of, resolution of grievances of, supervision of, confinement of, or the
treatment of inmates or residents of any correctional facility, the Utah State Hospital, the Utah State
Developmental Center, or persons in the custody or jurisdiction of the Division of Mental Health,
or persons on probation or parole, or judicial review of those actions;
(d) state agency actions to evaluate, discipline, employ, transfer, reassign, or promote
students or teachers in any school or educational institution, or judicial review of those actions;
(e) applications for employment and internal personnel actions within an agency concerning
its own employees, or judicial review of those actions;
(f) the issuance of any citation or assessment under Title 34A, Chapter 6, Utah Occupational
Safety and Health Act, and Title 58, Chapter 55, Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act, except
that this chapter governs any agency action commenced by the employer, licensee, or other person
authorized by law to contest the validity or correctness of the citation or assessment;
(g) state agency actions relating to management of state funds, the management and disposal
of school and institutional trust land assets, and contracts for the purchase or sale of products, real
property, supplies, goods, or services by or for the state, or by or for an agency of the state, except
as provided in those contracts, or judicial review of those actions;
(h) state agency actions under Title 7, Chapter 1, Article 3, Powers and Duties of
Commissioner of Financial Institutions; and Title 7, Chapter 2, Possession of Depository Institution
by Commissioner; Title 7, Chapter 19, Acquisition of Failing Depository Institutions or Holding
Companies; and Title 63, Chapter 30, Governmental Immunity Act, or judicial review of those
(i) the initial determination of any person's eligibility for unemployment benefits, the initial
determination of any person's eligibility for benefits under Title 34A, Chapter 2, Workers'
Compensation, and Title 34A, Chapter 3, Utah Occupational Disease Act, or the initial determination
of a person's unemployment tax liability;
(j) state agency actions relating to the distribution or award of monetary grants to or between
governmental units, or for research, development, or the arts, or judicial review of those actions;
(k) the issuance of any notice of violation or order under Title 26, Chapter 8a, Utah
Emergency Medical Services System Act; Title 19, Chapter 2, Air Conservation Act; Title 19,
Chapter 3, Radiation Control Act, Title 19, Chapter 4, Safe Drinking Water Act; Title 19, Chapter
5, Water Quality Act; Title 19, Chapter 6, Part 1, Solid and Hazardous Waste Act; Title 19, Chapter
6, Part 4, Underground Storage Tank Act; or Title 19, Chapter 6, Part 7, Used Oil Management Act,
except that this chapter governs any agency action commenced by any person authorized by law to
contest the validity or correctness of the notice or order;
(l) state agency actions, to the extent required by federal statute or regulation to be conducted
according to federal procedures;
(m) the initial determination of any person's eligibility for government or public assistance
(n) state agency actions relating to wildlife licenses, permits, tags, and certificates of
(o) licenses for use of state recreational facilities; [
(p) state agency actions under Title 63, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and
Management Act, except as provided in Section 63-2-603 [
(q) state agency actions relating to the collection of water commissioner fees and
delinquency penalties, or judicial review of those actions; and
(r) state agency actions relating to the installation, maintenance, and repair of headgates,
caps, values, or other water controlling works and weirs, flumes, meters, or other water measuring
devices, or judicial review of those actions.
(3) This chapter does not affect any legal remedies otherwise available to:
(a) compel an agency to take action; or
(b) challenge an agency's rule.
(4) This chapter does not preclude an agency, prior to the beginning of an adjudicative
proceeding, or the presiding officer during an adjudicative proceeding from:
(a) requesting or ordering conferences with parties and interested persons to:
(i) encourage settlement;
(ii) clarify the issues;
(iii) simplify the evidence;
(iv) facilitate discovery; or
(v) expedite the proceedings; or
(b) granting a timely motion to dismiss or for summary judgment if the requirements of Rule
12(b) or Rule 56, respectively, of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure are met by the moving party,
except to the extent that the requirements of those rules are modified by this chapter.
(5) (a) Declaratory proceedings authorized by Section 63-46b-21 are not governed by this
chapter, except as explicitly provided in that section.
(b) Judicial review of declaratory proceedings authorized by Section 63-46b-21 are governed
by this chapter.
(6) This chapter does not preclude an agency from enacting rules affecting or governing
adjudicative proceedings or from following any of those rules, if the rules are enacted according to
the procedures outlined in Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, and if the
rules conform to the requirements of this chapter.
(7) (a) If the attorney general issues a written determination that any provision of this chapter
would result in the denial of funds or services to an agency of the state from the federal government,
the applicability of those provisions to that agency shall be suspended to the extent necessary to
prevent the denial.
(b) The attorney general shall report the suspension to the Legislature at its next session.
(8) Nothing in this chapter may be interpreted to provide an independent basis for
jurisdiction to review final agency action.
(9) Nothing in this chapter may be interpreted to restrict a presiding officer, for good cause
shown, from lengthening or shortening any time period prescribed in this chapter, except those time
periods established for judicial review.
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