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S.B. 51 Enrolled





Sponsor: Gene Davis

                  This act modifies provisions relating to county planetariums. The act provides for the
                  appointment of other planetarium personnel by the county executive rather than the
                  county legislative body. The act also makes technical changes.
                  This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
                      17-37-8, as last amended by Chapter 227, Laws of Utah 1993
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 17-37-8 is amended to read:
                       17-37-8. Director to be appointed -- Duties and compensation -- Other personnel.
                      [The] (1) (a) Subject to Subsection (1)(b), the county executive[, with the advice and
                  consent of the county legislative body,] shall appoint a competent person as planetarium
                  director to have immediate charge of:
                      (i) planetarium facilities and activities not contracted to an outside entity[,]; and [of]
                      (ii) overseeing the performance of the terms of any contract or lease entered into with a
                  contracting entity.
                      (b) In a county with a form of government that has a county executive that is separate
                  from the county legislative body, the appointment under Subsection (1)(a) shall be with the
                  advice and consent of the county legislative body.
                      (2) The planetarium director shall:
                      (a) have such duties and receive such compensation for [his or her] the director's
                  services as the county executive shall determine[. The planetarium director shall]; and
                      (b) act as the executive officer for the planetarium board and [shall] implement the
                  policies of the board.
                      (3) (a) The county [legislative body shall] executive may appoint, upon the
                  recommendation of the planetarium director, other planetarium personnel [as required;

                  however, any].
                      (b) Each county [employees] employee working at the planetarium shall be subject to the
                  provisions of [the] Chapter 33, County Personnel Management Act, and other general laws [as]
                  relating to county personnel matters [that are applicable to counties].

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