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First Substitute H.B. 126

Representative Carl W. Duckworth proposes the following substitute bill:




Sponsor: Carl W. Duckworth

             5      This act modifies the Utah Municipal Code by requiring that municipal annexations in first
             6      class counties involving townships meet specified criteria. The act provides a sunset date.
             7      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             8      ENACTS:
             9          10-2-427, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             10          63-55b-110, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             11      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             12          Section 1. Section 10-2-427 is enacted to read:
             13          10-2-427. Annexation involving township -- Special election in township -- Approval
             14      by township planning commission.
             15          Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, a municipal legislative body in a county
             16      of the first class may not approve an annexation petition under this part which involves the
             17      annexation of territory included within a township unless the annexation:
             18          (1) includes the entire area of the township; or
             19          (2) has been approved by:
             20          (a) a majority of the voters residing within the township in a special election called for that
             21      purpose; or
             22          (b) the owners of private real property, as evidenced by their written consent, that:
             23          (i) covers a majority of the private land area within the township; and
             24          (ii) is equal in value to at least 1/2 of the value of all private real property within the
             25      township.

             26          Section 2. Section 63-55b-110 is enacted to read:
             27          63-55b-110. Repeal dates -- Title 10.
             28          Section 10-2-427 is repealed July 1, 2006.

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