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S.B. 51





Sponsor: Gene Davis

             5      This act modifies provisions relating to county planetariums. The act provides for the
             6      appointment of other planetarium personnel by the county executive rather than the
             7      county legislative body. The act also makes technical changes.
             8      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             9      AMENDS:
             10          17-37-8, as last amended by Chapter 227, Laws of Utah 1993
             11      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             12          Section 1. Section 17-37-8 is amended to read:
             13           17-37-8. Director to be appointed -- Duties and compensation -- Other personnel.
             14          [The] (1) (a) Subject to Subsection (1)(b), the county executive[, with the advice and
             15      consent of the county legislative body,] shall appoint a competent person as planetarium
             16      director to have immediate charge of:
             17          (i) planetarium facilities and activities not contracted to an outside entity[,]; and [of]
             18          (ii) overseeing the performance of the terms of any contract or lease entered into with a
             19      contracting entity.
             20          (b) In a county with a form of government that has a county executive that is separate
             21      from the county legislative body, the appointment under Subsection (1)(a) shall be with the
             22      advice and consent of the county legislative body.
             23          (2) The planetarium director shall:
             24          (a) have such duties and receive such compensation for [his or her] the director's
             25      services as the county executive shall determine[. The planetarium director shall]; and
             26          (b) act as the executive officer for the planetarium board and [shall] implement the
             27      policies of the board.

             28          (3) (a) The county [legislative body shall] executive may appoint, upon the
             29      recommendation of the planetarium director, other planetarium personnel [as required;
             30      however, any].
             31          (b) Each county [employees] employee working at the planetarium shall be subject to
             32      the provisions of [the] Chapter 33, County Personnel Management Act, and other general laws
             33      [as] relating to county personnel matters [that are applicable to counties].

Legislative Review Note
    as of 12-12-02 9:31 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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