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H.B. 40 Enrolled
James A. Dunnigan
This bill modifies a sunset provision relating to the annexation of territory within a
township and enacts legislative intent language.
. extends to 2010 a sunset provision relating to a provision requiring voter or property
owner approval of a municipality's annexation of territory located in a township
unless the entire area of the township is annexed; and
. enacts legislative intent language regarding the sunset of a township provision and
regarding townships in first class counties.
Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
Other Special Clauses:
Utah Code Sections Affected:
63-55b-110, as enacted by Chapter 224, Laws of Utah 2002
Uncodified Material Affected:
ENACTS UNCODIFIED MATERIAL
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 63-55b-110 is amended to read:
63-55b-110. Repeal dates -- Title 10.
Section 10-2-427 is repealed July 1, [
Section 2. Legislative intent.
It is the intent of the Legislature that:
(1) extending to 2010 the sunset date for Section 10-2-427 will give each county of the
first class and municipalities within each county of the first class that are adjacent to township
areas adequate time to assess and evaluate the desires of residents and property owners within
townships with regard to annexation, incorporation, or remaining in the unincorporated area of
the county, and to develop a plan to respond to and implement those desires;
(2) each county of the first class and each municipality that is in a county of the first class
and is adjacent to a township area shall jointly, by July 1, 2008, provide appropriate public
information and funding to conduct a survey of residents and property owners within each
township in the county to determine their desires about whether all or portions of unincorporated
areas within the township should:
(a) incorporate into a municipality;
(b) annex to an adjoining municipality;
(c) remain in the unincorporated area of the county and within the township area; or
(d) remain in the unincorporated area of the county but withdraw from the township area;
(3) each county of the first class and municipalities within each county of the first class
that are adjacent to township areas shall work together to develop and, to the extent feasible,
implement a plan to carry into effect the results of the survey.
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