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LOCAL LAND USE DEVELOPMENT AND

                 
MANAGEMENT AMENDMENTS

                 
2005 GENERAL SESSION

                 
STATE OF UTAH

                 
Chief Sponsor: Gregory S. Bell

                 
House Sponsor: J. Stuart Adams

                 
                  LONG TITLE
                  General Description:
                      This bill modifies county and municipal land use, development, and management
                  provisions.
                  Highlighted Provisions:
                      This bill:
                      .    reorganizes and modifies county and municipal land use, development, and
                  management provisions;
                      .    includes the protection of access to sunlight for solar energy devices in the
                  statement of the purposes of county and municipal land use provisions;
                      .    modifies provisions giving counties and municipalities general authority over land
                  use matters;
                      .    modifies existing and adds new definitions;
                      .    modifies notice provisions related to land use applications, the preparation of a
                  general plan and amendments, land use ordinances, and subdivisions;
                      .    modifies provisions related to planning commission appointment and powers;
                      .    modifies provisions related to the preparation, adoption, content, and effect of a
                  general plan;
                      .    modifies provisions related to the preparation, adoption, and content of land use
                  ordinances;
                      .    enacts a provision relating to the imposition of exactions;
                      .    enacts provisions related to land use approval standards and the rights that vest with


                  approval;
                      .    modifies provisions related to the preparation, enactment, and content of subdivision
                  ordinances;
                      .    modifies provisions related to subdivision plats;
                      .    provides that a transfer of land by a void plat is voidable;
                      .    modifies a provision relating to exemptions from plat requirements;
                      .    authorizes counties and municipalities to designate a land use authority to decide
                  certain land use matters;
                      .    requires counties and municipalities to designate an appeal authority to handle appeals
                  of certain land use matters;
                      .    enacts provisions relating to procedures and standards applicable to appeals before the
                  appeal authority;
                      .    modifies provisions relating to appeals to the district court;
                      .    repeals provisions relating to a board of adjustment;
                      .    repeals provisions relating to vacating a street or alley;
                      .    repeals a provision relating to planning commission organization and procedures; and
                      .    makes technical changes.
                  Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
                      None
                  Other Special Clauses:
                      This bill provides coordination clauses.
                  Utah Code Sections Affected:
                  AMENDS:
                      9-4-1204, as last amended by Chapter 65, Laws of Utah 2002
                      10-8-2, as last amended by Chapter 99, Laws of Utah 2004
                      10-8-8, as last amended by Chapter 1, Laws of Utah 1966, Second Special Session
                      11-36-201, as last amended by Chapter 99, Laws of Utah 2004
                      11-36-202, as last amended by Chapter 211, Laws of Utah 2000


                      11-36-401, as last amended by Chapter 211, Laws of Utah 2000
                      17-34-6, as enacted by Chapter 107, Laws of Utah 2001
                      17-50-302, as last amended by Chapters 99 and 166, Laws of Utah 2004
                      17B-4-402, as last amended by Chapter 205, Laws of Utah 2002
                      57-3-101, as last amended by Chapter 291, Laws of Utah 2002
                      57-8-35, as last amended by Chapter 265, Laws of Utah 2003
                      58-56-4, as last amended by Chapters 75 and 110, Laws of Utah 2004
                      59-2-301.2, as enacted by Chapter 134, Laws of Utah 2002
                      59-2-502, as last amended by Chapter 208, Laws of Utah 2003
                      59-2-511, as last amended by Chapter 208, Laws of Utah 2003
                      62A-6-101, as last amended by Chapter 108, Laws of Utah 1997
                      63A-5-206, as last amended by Chapters 216 and 231, Laws of Utah 2000
                      72-5-401, as enacted by Chapter 34, Laws of Utah 2000
                      72-7-502, as last amended by Chapter 166, Laws of Utah 2003
                  ENACTS:
                      10-9a-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      10-9a-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      10-9a-204, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      10-9a-205, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      10-9a-206, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      10-9a-207, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      10-9a-208, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      10-9a-209, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      10-9a-405, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      10-9a-508, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      10-9a-509, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      10-9a-513, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      10-9a-701, Utah Code Annotated 1953


                      10-9a-703, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      10-9a-704, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      10-9a-705, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      10-9a-706, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      10-9a-707, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      10-9a-708, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      17-27a-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      17-27a-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      17-27a-204, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      17-27a-205, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      17-27a-206, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      17-27a-207, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      17-27a-208, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      17-27a-209, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      17-27a-405, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      17-27a-507, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      17-27a-508, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      17-27a-512, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      17-27a-701, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      17-27a-703, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      17-27a-704, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      17-27a-705, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      17-27a-706, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      17-27a-707, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                      17-27a-708, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                  RENUMBERS AND AMENDS:
                      10-9a-101, (Renumbered from 10-9-101, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991)
                      10-9a-102, (Renumbered from 10-9-102, as last amended by Chapter 93, Laws of Utah


                  1992)
                      10-9a-103, (Renumbered from 10-9-103, as last amended by Chapters 34 and 209, Laws
                  of Utah 2000)
                      10-9a-104, (Renumbered from 10-9-104, as last amended by Chapter 73, Laws of Utah
                  2001)
                      10-9a-203, (Renumbered from 10-9-301.5, as enacted by Chapter 99, Laws of Utah 2004)
                      10-9a-301, (Renumbered from 10-9-201, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991)
                      10-9a-302, (Renumbered from 10-9-204, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991)
                      10-9a-303, (Renumbered from 10-9-205, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah
                  1992)
                      10-9a-304, (Renumbered from 10-9-105, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah
                  1992)
                      10-9a-305, (Renumbered from 10-9-106, as last amended by Chapter 149, Laws of Utah
                  1999)
                      10-9a-401, (Renumbered from 10-9-301, as last amended by Chapter 99, Laws of Utah
                  2004)
                      10-9a-402, (Renumbered from 10-9-203, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991)
                      10-9a-403, (Renumbered from 10-9-302, as last amended by Chapter 99, Laws of Utah
                  2004)
                      10-9a-404, (Renumbered from 10-9-303, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah
                  1992)
                      10-9a-406, (Renumbered from 10-9-305, as last amended by Chapter 124, Laws of Utah
                  2003)
                      10-9a-407, (Renumbered from 10-9-306, as last amended by Chapter 34, Laws of Utah
                  2000)
                      10-9a-408, (Renumbered from 10-9-307, as last amended by Chapter 202, Laws of Utah
                  2004)
                      10-9a-501, (Renumbered from 10-9-401, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991)


                      10-9a-502, (Renumbered from 10-9-402, as last amended by Chapter 79, Laws of Utah
                  1995)
                      10-9a-503, (Renumbered from 10-9-403, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991)
                      10-9a-504, (Renumbered from 10-9-404, as last amended by Chapter 270, Laws of Utah
                  1998)
                      10-9a-505, (Renumbered from 10-9-405, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991)
                      10-9a-506, (Renumbered from 10-9-406, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991)
                      10-9a-507, (Renumbered from 10-9-407, as last amended by Chapter 179, Laws of Utah
                  1995)
                      10-9a-510, (Renumbered from 10-9-107, as enacted by Chapter 169, Laws of Utah 1999)
                      10-9a-511, (Renumbered from 10-9-408, as last amended by Chapter 138, Laws of Utah
                  2004)
                      10-9a-512, (Renumbered from 10-9-409, as enacted by Chapter 263, Laws of Utah 1997)
                      10-9a-514, (Renumbered from 10-9-106.5, as last amended by Chapter 253, Laws of
                  Utah 2001)
                      10-9a-515, (Renumbered from 10-9-108, as enacted by Chapter 111, Laws of Utah 2003)
                      10-9a-516, (Renumbered from 10-9-501, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah
                  1992)
                      10-9a-517, (Renumbered from 10-9-502, as last amended by Chapter 140, Laws of Utah
                  1999)
                      10-9a-518, (Renumbered from 10-9-503, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991)
                      10-9a-519, (Renumbered from 10-9-504, as last amended by Chapter 108, Laws of Utah
                  1997)
                      10-9a-520, (Renumbered from 10-9-605, as last amended by Chapter 283, Laws of Utah
                  2003)
                      10-9a-601, (Renumbered from 10-9-801, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah
                  1992)
                      10-9a-602, (Renumbered from 10-9-802, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah


                  1992)
                      10-9a-603, (Renumbered from 10-9-804, as last amended by Chapter 211, Laws of Utah
                  2003)
                      10-9a-604, (Renumbered from 10-9-805, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah
                  2001)
                      10-9a-605, (Renumbered from 10-9-806, as last amended by Chapter 291, Laws of Utah
                  2002)
                      10-9a-606, (Renumbered from 10-9-806.5, as enacted by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah
                  2001)
                      10-9a-607, (Renumbered from 10-9-807, as last amended by Chapter 209, Laws of Utah
                  2000)
                      10-9a-608, (Renumbered from 10-9-808, as last amended by Chapter 211, Laws of Utah
                  2003)
                      10-9a-609, (Renumbered from 10-9-810, as last amended by Chapter 179, Laws of Utah
                  1995)
                      10-9a-610, (Renumbered from 10-9-901, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991)
                      10-9a-611, (Renumbered from 10-9-811, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah
                  2001)
                      10-9a-702, (Renumbered from 10-9-707, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah
                  1992)
                      10-9a-801, (Renumbered from 10-9-1001, as last amended by Chapter 223, Laws of Utah
                  2004)
                      10-9a-802, (Renumbered from 10-9-1002, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
                  1991)
                      10-9a-803, (Renumbered from 10-9-1003, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah
                  1992)
                      17-27a-101, (Renumbered from 17-27-101, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
                  1991)


                      17-27a-102, (Renumbered from 17-27-102, as last amended by Chapter 107, Laws of
                  Utah 2001)
                      17-27a-103, (Renumbered from 17-27-103, as last amended by Chapters 66 and 241,
                  Laws of Utah 2001)
                      17-27a-104, (Renumbered from 17-27-104, as last amended by Chapter 73, Laws of Utah
                  2001)
                      17-27a-203, (Renumbered from 17-27-301.5, as enacted by Chapter 99, Laws of Utah
                  2004)
                      17-27a-301, (Renumbered from 17-27-201, as last amended by Chapter 13, Laws of Utah
                  1998)
                      17-27a-302, (Renumbered from 17-27-204, as last amended by Chapter 3, Laws of Utah
                  1997, Second Special Session)
                      17-27a-303, (Renumbered from 17-27-205, as last amended by Chapter 225, Laws of
                  Utah 1995)
                      17-27a-304, (Renumbered from 17-27-104.5, as enacted by Chapter 179, Laws of Utah
                  1995)
                      17-27a-305, (Renumbered from 17-27-105, as last amended by Chapter 149, Laws of
                  Utah 1999)
                      17-27a-306, (Renumbered from 17-27-200.5, as last amended by Chapter 3, Laws of
                  Utah 1997, Second Special Session)
                      17-27a-307, (Renumbered from 17-27-206, as last amended by Chapter 3, Laws of Utah
                  1997, Second Special Session)
                      17-27a-401, (Renumbered from 17-27-301, as last amended by Chapter 99, Laws of Utah
                  2004)
                      17-27a-402, (Renumbered from 17-27-203, as last amended by Chapter 225, Laws of
                  Utah 1995)
                      17-27a-403, (Renumbered from 17-27-302, as last amended by Chapter 99, Laws of Utah
                  2004)


                      17-27a-404, (Renumbered from 17-27-303, as last amended by Chapter 16, Laws of Utah
                  2003)
                      17-27a-406, (Renumbered from 17-27-305, as last amended by Chapter 124, Laws of
                  Utah 2003)
                      17-27a-407, (Renumbered from 17-27-306, as last amended by Chapter 34, Laws of Utah
                  2000)
                      17-27a-408, (Renumbered from 17-27-307, as last amended by Chapter 202, Laws of
                  Utah 2004)
                      17-27a-409, (Renumbered from 17-27-308, as enacted by Chapter 107, Laws of Utah
                  2001)
                      17-27a-501, (Renumbered from 17-27-401, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
                  1991)
                      17-27a-502, (Renumbered from 17-27-402, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah
                  1992)
                      17-27a-503, (Renumbered from 17-27-403, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
                  1991)
                      17-27a-504, (Renumbered from 17-27-404, as last amended by Chapter 270, Laws of
                  Utah 1998)
                      17-27a-505, (Renumbered from 17-27-405, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
                  1991)
                      17-27a-506, (Renumbered from 17-27-406, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of
                  Utah 2001)
                      17-27a-509, (Renumbered from 17-27-106, as last amended by Chapter 131, Laws of
                  Utah 2003)
                      17-27a-510, (Renumbered from 17-27-407, as last amended by Chapter 138, Laws of
                  Utah 2004)
                      17-27a-511, (Renumbered from 17-27-408, as enacted by Chapter 263, Laws of Utah
                  1997)


                      17-27a-513, (Renumbered from 17-27-105.5, as last amended by Chapter 253, Laws of
                  Utah 2001)
                      17-27a-514, (Renumbered from 17-27-107, as enacted by Chapter 111, Laws of Utah
                  2003)
                      17-27a-515, (Renumbered from 17-27-501, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah
                  1992)
                      17-27a-516, (Renumbered from 17-27-502, as last amended by Chapter 140, Laws of
                  Utah 1999)
                      17-27a-517, (Renumbered from 17-27-503, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
                  1991)
                      17-27a-518, (Renumbered from 17-27-504, as last amended by Chapter 108, Laws of
                  Utah 1997)
                      17-27a-519, (Renumbered from 17-27-605, as last amended by Chapter 283, Laws of
                  Utah 2003)
                      17-27a-601, (Renumbered from 17-27-801, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
                  1991)
                      17-27a-602, (Renumbered from 17-27-802, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah
                  1992)
                      17-27a-603, (Renumbered from 17-27-804, as last amended by Chapter 211, Laws of
                  Utah 2003)
                      17-27a-604, (Renumbered from 17-27-805, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of
                  Utah 2001)
                      17-27a-605, (Renumbered from 17-27-806, as last amended by Chapter 211, Laws of
                  Utah 2003)
                      17-27a-606, (Renumbered from 17-27-806.5, as enacted by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah
                  2001)
                      17-27a-607, (Renumbered from 17-27-807, as last amended by Chapter 209, Laws of
                  Utah 2000)


                      17-27a-608, (Renumbered from 17-27-808, as last amended by Chapter 211, Laws of
                  Utah 2003)
                      17-27a-609, (Renumbered from 17-27-810, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of
                  Utah 2001)
                      17-27a-610, (Renumbered from 17-27-901, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of
                  Utah 2001)
                      17-27a-611, (Renumbered from 17-27-811, as last amended by Chapter 291, Laws of
                  Utah 2002)
                      17-27a-702, (Renumbered from 17-27-707, as last amended by Chapter 179, Laws of
                  Utah 1995)
                      17-27a-801, (Renumbered from 17-27-1001, as last amended by Chapter 223, Laws of
                  Utah 2004)
                      17-27a-802, (Renumbered from 17-27-1002, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
                  1991)
                      17-27a-803, (Renumbered from 17-27-1003, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of
                  Utah 1992)
                  REPEALS:
                      10-8-8.1, as last amended by Chapter 180, Laws of Utah 1995
                      10-8-8.2, as last amended by Chapter 180, Laws of Utah 1995
                      10-8-8.3, as enacted by Chapter 14, Laws of Utah 1955
                      10-8-8.4, as last amended by Chapter 84, Laws of Utah 1997
                      10-9-103.5, as enacted by Chapter 339, Laws of Utah 1999
                      10-9-202, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991
                      10-9-304, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991
                      10-9-701, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah 1992
                      10-9-702, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah 1992
                      10-9-703, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah 1992
                      10-9-704, as last amended by Chapter 179, Laws of Utah 1995


                      10-9-705, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah 1992
                      10-9-706, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991
                      10-9-708, as last amended by Chapter 223, Laws of Utah 2004
                      10-9-803, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991
                      10-9-809, as last amended by Chapter 69, Laws of Utah 1997
                      17-27-103.5, as enacted by Chapter 339, Laws of Utah 1999
                      17-27-202, as last amended by Chapters 179 and 225, Laws of Utah 1995
                      17-27-304, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991
                      17-27-701, as last amended by Chapter 179, Laws of Utah 1995
                      17-27-702, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah 2001
                      17-27-703, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah 2001
                      17-27-704, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah 2001
                      17-27-705, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah 1992
                      17-27-706, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991
                      17-27-708, as last amended by Chapter 223, Laws of Utah 2004
                      17-27-803, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991
                      17-27-809, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah 2001
                 
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 9-4-1204 is amended to read:
                       9-4-1204. Technical assistance to political subdivisions for housing plan.
                      (1) Within appropriations from the Legislature, the division shall establish a program to
                  assist municipalities to meet the requirements of Section [ 10-9-307 ] 10-9a-408 and counties to
                  meet the requirements of Section [ 17-27-307 ] 17-27a-408 . Assistance under this section may
                  include:
                      (a) financial assistance for the cost of developing a plan for low and moderate income
                  housing;
                      (b) information on how to meet present and prospective needs for low and moderate


                  income housing; and
                      (c) technical advice and consultation on how to facilitate the creation of low and
                  moderate income housing.
                      (2) The division shall annually report to the Workforce Services and Community and
                  Economic Development Interim Committee, and to the Health and Human Services Interim
                  Committee regarding the scope, amount, and type of assistance provided to municipalities and
                  counties under this section, including the number of low and moderate income housing units
                  constructed or rehabilitated within the state.
                      Section 2. Section 10-8-2 is amended to read:
                       10-8-2. Appropriations -- Acquisition and disposal of property -- Corporate
                  purpose -- Procedure -- Notice of intent to acquire real property.
                      (1) A municipal legislative body may:
                      (a) appropriate money for corporate purposes only;
                      (b) provide for payment of debts and expenses of the corporation;
                      (c) subject to Subsections (4) and (5), purchase, receive, hold, sell, lease, convey, and
                  dispose of real and personal property for the benefit of the municipality, whether the property is
                  within or without the municipality's corporate boundaries;
                      (d) improve, protect, and do any other thing in relation to this property that an individual
                  could do; and
                      (e) subject to Subsection (2) and after first holding a public hearing, authorize municipal
                  services or other nonmonetary assistance to be provided to or waive fees required to be paid by a
                  nonprofit entity, whether or not the municipality receives consideration in return.
                      (2) Services or assistance provided pursuant to Subsection (1)(e) is not subject to the
                  provisions of Subsection (3). The total amount of services or other nonmonetary assistance
                  provided or fees waived under Subsection (1)(e) in any given fiscal year may not exceed 1% of
                  the municipality's budget for that fiscal year.
                      (3) It is considered a corporate purpose to appropriate money for any purpose that, in the
                  judgment of the municipal legislative body, provides for the safety, health, prosperity, moral


                  well-being, peace, order, comfort, or convenience of the inhabitants of the municipality subject to
                  the following:
                      (a) The net value received for any money appropriated shall be measured on a
                  project-by-project basis over the life of the project.
                      (b) The criteria for a determination under this Subsection (3) shall be established by the
                  municipality's legislative body. A determination of value received, made by the municipality's
                  legislative body, shall be presumed valid unless it can be shown that the determination was
                  arbitrary, capricious, or illegal.
                      (c) The municipality may consider intangible benefits received by the municipality in
                  determining net value received.
                      (d) Prior to the municipal legislative body making any decision to appropriate any funds
                  for a corporate purpose under this section, a public hearing shall be held. Notice of the hearing
                  shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation at least 14 days prior to the date of the
                  hearing, or, if there is no newspaper of general circulation, by posting notice in at least three
                  conspicuous places within the municipality for the same time period.
                      (e) A study shall be performed before notice of the public hearing is given and shall be
                  made available at the municipality for review by interested parties at least 14 days immediately
                  prior to the public hearing, setting forth an analysis and demonstrating the purpose for the
                  appropriation. In making the study, the following factors shall be considered:
                      (i) what identified benefit the municipality will receive in return for any money or
                  resources appropriated;
                      (ii) the municipality's purpose for the appropriation, including an analysis of the way the
                  appropriation will be used to enhance the safety, health, prosperity, moral well-being, peace,
                  order, comfort, or convenience of the inhabitants of the municipality; and
                      (iii) whether the appropriation is necessary and appropriate to accomplish the reasonable
                  goals and objectives of the municipality in the area of economic development, job creation,
                  affordable housing, blight elimination, job preservation, the preservation of historic structures
                  and property, and any other public purpose.


                      (f) An appeal may be taken from a final decision of the municipal legislative body, to
                  make an appropriation. The appeal shall be filed within 30 days after the date of that decision, to
                  the district court. Any appeal shall be based on the record of the proceedings before the
                  legislative body. A decision of the municipal legislative body shall be presumed to be valid
                  unless the appealing party shows that the decision was arbitrary, capricious, or illegal.
                      (g) The provisions of this Subsection (3) apply only to those appropriations made after
                  May 6, 2002.
                      (h) This section shall only apply to appropriations not otherwise approved pursuant to
                  Title 10, Chapter 5, Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for Utah Towns, or Title 10, Chapter 6,
                  Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for Utah Cities.
                      (4) (a) Before a municipality may dispose of a significant parcel of real property, the
                  municipality shall:
                      (i) provide reasonable notice of the proposed disposition at least 14 days before the
                  opportunity for public comment under Subsection (4)(a)(ii); and
                      (ii) allow an opportunity for public comment on the proposed disposition.
                      (b) Each municipality shall, by ordinance, define what constitutes:
                      (i) a significant parcel of real property for purposes of Subsection (4)(a); and
                      (ii) reasonable notice for purposes of Subsection (4)(a)(i).
                      (5) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(d), each municipality intending to acquire
                  real property for the purpose of expanding the municipality's infrastructure or other facilities used
                  for providing services that the municipality offers or intends to offer shall provide written notice,
                  as provided in this Subsection (5), of its intent to acquire the property if:
                      (i) the property is located:
                      (A) outside the boundaries of the municipality; and
                      (B) in a county of the first or second class; and
                      (ii) the intended use of the property is contrary to:
                      (A) the anticipated use of the property under the general plan of the county in whose
                  unincorporated area or the municipality in whose boundaries the property is located; or


                      (B) the property's current zoning designation.
                      (b) Each notice under Subsection (5)(a) shall:
                      (i) indicate that the municipality intends to acquire real property;
                      (ii) identify the real property; and
                      (iii) be sent to:
                      (A) each county in whose unincorporated area and each municipality in whose
                  boundaries the property is located; and
                      (B) each affected entity.
                      (c) A notice under this Subsection (5) is a protected record as provided in Subsection
                  63-2-304 (7).
                      (d) (i) The notice requirement of Subsection (5)(a) does not apply if the municipality
                  previously provided notice under Section [ 10-9-301.5 ] 10-9a-203 identifying the general location
                  within the municipality or unincorporated part of the county where the property to be acquired is
                  located.
                      (ii) If a municipality is not required to comply with the notice requirement of Subsection
                  (5)(a) because of application of Subsection (5)(d)(i), the municipality shall provide the notice
                  specified in Subsection (5)(a) as soon as practicable after its acquisition of the real property.
                      Section 3. Section 10-8-8 is amended to read:
                       10-8-8. Streets, parks, airports, parking facilities, public grounds, and pedestrian
                  malls.
                      [They] A municipal legislative body may lay out, establish, open, alter, widen, narrow,
                  extend, grade, pave, or otherwise improve streets, alleys, avenues, boulevards, sidewalks, parks,
                  airports, parking lots, or other facilities for the parking of vehicles off streets, public grounds, and
                  pedestrian malls and may vacate the same or parts thereof, [by ordinance] as provided in this
                  title.
                      Section 4. Section 10-9a-101 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-101 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                 
CHAPTER 9a. MUNICIPAL LAND USE, DEVELOPMENT, AND MANAGEMENT


                 
ACT

                 
Part 1. General Provisions

                       [10-9-101].     10-9a-101. Title.
                      This chapter [shall be] is known as ["The] the "Municipal Land Use, Development, and
                  Management Act."
                      Section 5. Section 10-9a-102 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-102 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-102].     10-9a-102. Purposes -- General land use authority.
                      [To accomplish the purpose]
                      (1) The purposes of this chapter[, and in order] are to provide for the health, safety, and
                  welfare, and promote the prosperity, improve the morals, peace and good order, comfort,
                  convenience, and aesthetics of [the] each municipality and its present and future inhabitants and
                  businesses, to protect the tax base, to secure economy in governmental expenditures, to foster the
                  state's agricultural and other industries, to protect both urban and nonurban development, to
                  protect and ensure access to sunlight for solar energy devices, and to protect property values[,].
                      (2) To accomplish the purposes of this chapter, municipalities may enact all ordinances,
                  resolutions, and rules and may enter into other forms of land use controls and development
                  agreements that they consider necessary or appropriate for the use and development of land
                  within the municipality, including ordinances, resolutions, [and] rules, restrictive covenants,
                  easements, and development agreements governing uses, density, open spaces, structures,
                  buildings, energy efficiency, light and air, air quality, transportation and public or alternative
                  transportation, infrastructure, street and building orientation and width requirements, public
                  facilities, and height and location of vegetation, [and] trees, and landscaping, unless [those
                  ordinances, resolutions, or rules are] expressly prohibited by law.
                      Section 6. Section 10-9a-103 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-103 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-103].     10-9a-103. Definitions.
                      [(1)] As used in this chapter:


                      (1) "Affected entity" means a county, municipality, independent special district under
                  Title 17A, Chapter 2, Independent Special Districts, local district under Title 17B, Chapter 2,
                  Local Districts, school district, interlocal cooperation entity established under Title 11, Chapter
                  13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, specified public utility, or the Utah Department of
                  Transportation, if:
                      (a) the entity's services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
                  modification because of an intended use of land;
                      (b) the entity has filed with the municipality a copy of the entity's general or long-range
                  plan; or
                      (c) the entity's boundaries or facilities are within one mile of land which is the subject of
                  a general plan amendment or land use ordinance change.
                      (2) "Appeal authority" means the person, board, commission, agency, or other body
                  designated by ordinance to decide an appeal of a decision of a land use application or a variance.
                      [(a)] (3) "Billboard" means a freestanding ground sign located on industrial, commercial,
                  or residential property if the sign is designed or intended to direct attention to a business,
                  product, or service that is not sold, offered, or existing on the property where the sign is located.
                      [(b)] (4) "Chief executive officer" means the:
                      [(i) the] (a) mayor in municipalities operating under all forms of municipal government
                  except the council-manager form; or
                      [(ii) the] (b) city manager in municipalities operating under the council-manager form of
                  municipal government.
                      [(c)] (5) "Conditional use" means a land use that, because of its unique characteristics or
                  potential impact on the municipality, surrounding neighbors, or adjacent land uses, may not be
                  compatible in some areas or may be compatible only if certain conditions are required that
                  mitigate or eliminate the detrimental impacts.
                      [(d) "Constitutional taking" has the meaning as defined in Section 63-34-13 .]
                      [(e) "County" means the unincorporated area of the county.]
                      (6) "Constitutional taking" means a governmental action that results in a taking of private


                  property so that compensation to the owner of the property is required by the:
                      (a) Fifth or Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States; or
                      (b) Utah Constitution Article I, Section 22.
                      (7) "Culinary water authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
                  responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of the culinary water system and sources for
                  the subject property.
                      (8) (a) "Disability" means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one
                  or more of a person's major life activities, including a person having a record of such an
                  impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment.
                      (b) "Disability" does not include current illegal use of, or addiction to, any federally
                  controlled substance, as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 802.
                      [(f)] (9) "Elderly person" means a person who is 60 years old or older, who desires or
                  needs to live with other elderly persons in a group setting, but who is capable of living
                  independently.
                      [(g) (i)] (10) "General plan" means a document that a municipality adopts that sets forth
                  general guidelines for proposed future development of the land within the municipality[, as set
                  forth in Sections 10-9-301 and 10-9-302 ].
                      [(ii) "General plan" includes what is also commonly referred to as a "master plan."]
                      [(h) "Legislative body" means the city council or city commission.]
                      [(i) "Lot line adjustment" in a subdivision means the relocation of the property boundary
                  line between two adjoining lots with the consent of the owners of record.]
                      [(j) "Municipality" means a city or town.]
                      [(k) "Nonconforming]
                      (11) "Identical plans" means building plans submitted to a municipality that are
                  substantially identical to building plans that were previously submitted to and reviewed and
                  approved by the municipality and describe a building that is:
                      (a) located on land zoned the same as the land on which the building described in the
                  previously approved plans is located; and


                      (b) subject to the same geological and meteorological conditions and the same law as the
                  building described in the previously approved plans.
                      (12) "Land use application" means an application required by a municipality's land use
                  ordinance.
                      (13) "Land use authority" means a person, board, commission, agency, or other body
                  designated by the local legislative body to act upon a land use application.
                      (14) "Land use ordinance" means a planning, zoning, development, or subdivision
                  ordinance of the municipality, but does not include the general plan.
                      (15) "Legislative body" means the municipal council.
                      (16) "Lot line adjustment" means the relocation of the property boundary line in a
                  subdivision between two adjoining lots with the consent of the owners of record.
                      (17) "Moderate income housing" means housing occupied or reserved for occupancy by
                  households with a gross household income equal to or less than 80% of the median gross income
                  for households of the same size in the county in which the city is located.
                      (18) "Nominal fee" means a fee that reasonably reimburses a municipality only for time
                  spent and expenses incurred in:
                      (a) verifying that building plans are identical plans; and
                      (b) reviewing and approving those minor aspects of identical plans that differ from the
                  previously reviewed and approved building plans.
                      (19) "Noncomplying structure" means a structure that:
                      [(i)] (a) legally existed before its current [zoning] land use designation; and
                      [(ii)] (b) because of one or more subsequent [zoning] land use ordinance changes, does
                  not conform [with] to the [zoning regulation's] setback, height restrictions, or other regulations
                  [that], excluding those regulations, which govern the [structure] use of land.
                      [(l)] (20) "Nonconforming use" means a use of land that:
                      [(i)] (a) legally existed before its current [zoning] land use designation;
                      [(ii)] (b) has been maintained continuously since the time the [zoning regulation] land
                  use ordinance governing the land changed; and


                      [(iii)] (c) because of one or more subsequent [zoning] land use ordinance changes, does
                  not conform [with] to the [zoning] regulations that now govern the use of the land.
                      [(m) "Official map" has the same meaning as provided in Section 72-5-401 .]
                      (21) "Official map" means a map drawn by municipal authorities and recorded in a
                  county recorder's office that:
                      (a) shows actual and proposed rights-of-way, centerline alignments, and setbacks for
                  highways and other transportation facilities;
                      (b) provides a basis for restricting development in designated rights-of-way or between
                  designated setbacks to allow the government authorities time to purchase or otherwise reserve the
                  land; and
                      (c) has been adopted as an element of the municipality's general plan.
                      (22) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, organization, association,
                  trust, governmental agency, or any other legal entity.
                      (23) "Plan for moderate income housing" means a written document adopted by a city
                  legislative body that includes:
                      (a) an estimate of the existing supply of moderate income housing located within the
                  city;
                      (b) an estimate of the need for moderate income housing in the city for the next five
                  years as revised biennially;
                      (c) a survey of total residential land use;
                      (d) an evaluation of how existing land uses and zones affect opportunities for moderate
                  income housing; and
                      (e) a description of the city's program to encourage an adequate supply of moderate
                  income housing.
                      [(n)] (24) "Plat" means a map or other graphical representation of lands being laid out
                  and prepared in accordance with [Section 10-9-804 ] Section 10-9a-603 , 17-23-17 , or 57-8-13 .
                      (25) "Public hearing" means a hearing at which members of the public are provided a
                  reasonable opportunity to comment on the subject of the hearing.


                      (26) "Public meeting" means a meeting that is required to be open to the public under
                  Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings.
                      [(o)] (27) "Record of survey map" means a map of a survey of land prepared in
                  accordance with Section 17-23-17 .
                      [(p) (i)] (28) "Residential facility for elderly persons" means a single-family or
                  multiple-family dwelling unit that meets the requirements of Part [5 and any ordinance adopted
                  under authority of that part. (ii) "Residential facility for elderly persons"] 4, General Plan, but
                  does not include a health care facility as defined by Section 26-21-2 .
                      (29) "Residential facility for persons with a disability" means a residence:
                      (a) in which more than one person with a disability resides; and
                      (b) (i) is licensed or certified by the Department of Human Services under Title 62A,
                  Chapter 2, Licensure of Programs and Facilities; or
                      (ii) is licensed or certified by the Department of Health under Title 26, Chapter 21,
                  Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act.
                      (30) "Sanitary sewer authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
                  responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of sanitary sewer services or onsite
                  wastewater systems.
                      [(q)] (31) "Special district" means [all entities] an entity established under the authority
                  of Title 17A, Special Districts, and any other governmental or quasi-governmental entity that is
                  not a county, municipality, school district, or unit of the state.
                      [(r) "Street" means public rights-of-way, including highways, avenues, boulevards,
                  parkways, roads, lanes, walks, alleys, viaducts, subways, tunnels, bridges, public easements, and
                  other ways.]
                      (32) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
                  telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
                      (33) "Street" means a public right-of-way, including a highway, avenue, boulevard,
                  parkway, road, lane, walk, alley, viaduct, subway, tunnel, bridge, public easement, or other way.
                      [(s) (i)] (34) (a) "Subdivision" means any land that is divided, resubdivided or proposed


                  to be divided into two or more lots, parcels, sites, units, plots, or other division of land for the
                  purpose, whether immediate or future, for offer, sale, lease, or development either on the
                  installment plan or upon any and all other plans, terms, and conditions.
                      [(ii)] (b) "Subdivision" includes:
                      [(A)] (i) the division or development of land whether by deed, metes and bounds
                  description, devise and testacy, [lease,] map, plat, or other recorded instrument; and
                      [(B)] (ii) except as provided in Subsection [(1)(s)(iii)] (34)(c), divisions of land for [all]
                  residential and nonresidential uses, including land used or to be used for commercial,
                  agricultural, and industrial purposes.
                      [(iii)] (c) "Subdivision" does not include:
                      [(A)] (i) a bona fide division or partition of agricultural land for the purpose of joining
                  one of the resulting separate parcels to a contiguous parcel of unsubdivided agricultural land, if
                  neither the resulting combined parcel nor the parcel remaining from the division or partition
                  violates an applicable [zoning] land use ordinance;
                      [(B)] (ii) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining unsubdivided properties
                  adjusting their mutual boundary if:
                      [(I)] (A) no new lot is created; and
                      [(II)] (B) the adjustment does not [result in a violation of] violate applicable [zoning]
                  land use ordinances; or
                      [(C)] (iii) a recorded document, executed by the owner of record[,]:
                      (A) revising the legal description of more than one contiguous unsubdivided parcel of
                  property into one legal description encompassing all such parcels of property[.]; or
                      (B) joining a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that has not been
                  subdivided, if the joinder does not violate applicable land use ordinances.
                      [(iv)] (d) The joining of a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that
                  has not been subdivided does not constitute a ["]subdivision["] under this Subsection [(1)(s)]
                  (34) as to the unsubdivided parcel of property or subject the unsubdivided parcel to the
                  municipality's subdivision ordinance.


                      [(t)] (35) "Unincorporated" means the area outside of the incorporated [boundaries of
                  cities and towns] area of a city or town.
                      [(2) (a) A municipality meets the requirements of reasonable notice required by this
                  chapter if it:]
                      [(i) posts notice of the hearing or meeting in at least three public places within the
                  jurisdiction and publishes notice of the hearing or meeting in a newspaper of general circulation
                  in the jurisdiction, if one is available; or]
                      [(ii) gives actual notice of the hearing or meeting.]
                      [(b) A municipal legislative body may enact an ordinance establishing stricter notice
                  requirements than those required by this Subsection (2).]
                      [(c) (i) Proof that one of the two forms of notice authorized by this Subsection (2) was
                  given is prima facie evidence that notice was properly given.]
                      [(ii) If notice given under authority of this section is not challenged as provided in
                  Section 10-9-1001 within 30 days from the date of the meeting for which the notice was given,
                  the notice is considered adequate and proper.]
                      (36) "Zoning map" means a map, adopted as part of a land use ordinance, that depicts
                  land use zones, overlays, or districts.
                      Section 7. Section 10-9a-104 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-104 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-104].     10-9a-104. Stricter requirements.
                      (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), [municipalities] a municipality may enact
                  [ordinances] an ordinance imposing stricter requirements or higher standards than are required by
                  this chapter.
                      (2) A municipality may not impose stricter requirements or higher standards than are
                  required by:
                      (a) Section [ 10-9-106 ] 10-9a-305 ;
                      [(b) Section 10-9-106.5 ;]
                      [(c) Part 5, Residential Facilities for Elderly; and]


                      [(d) Part 6, Residential Facilities for Persons with a Disability.]
                      (b) Section 10-9a-514 ;
                      (c) Section 10-9a-516 ; and
                      (d) Section 10-9a-520 .
                      Section 8. Section 10-9a-201 is enacted to read:
                 
Part 2. Notice

                      10-9a-201. Required notice.
                      (1) At a minimum, each municipality shall provide actual notice or the notice required by
                  this part.
                      (2) A municipality may by ordinance require greater notice than required under this part.
                      Section 9. Section 10-9a-202 is enacted to read:
                      10-9a-202. Applicant notice.
                      For each land use application, the municipality shall notify the applicant of the date, time,
                  and place of each public hearing and public meeting to consider the application and of any final
                  action on a pending application.
                      Section 10. Section 10-9a-203 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-301.5 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-301.5].     10-9a-203. Notice of intent to prepare a general plan or
                  comprehensive general plan amendments in certain municipalities.
                      [(1) As used in this section:]
                      [(a) (i) "Affected entity" means each county, municipality, independent special district
                  under Title 17A, Chapter 2, Independent Special Districts, local district under Title 17B, Chapter
                  2, Local Districts, school district, interlocal cooperation entity established under Title 11,
                  Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, and specified public utility:]
                      [(A) whose services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
                  modification because of an intended use of land; or]
                      [(B) that has filed with the municipality a copy of the entity's general or long-range plan.]
                      [(ii) "Affected entity" does not include the municipality that is required under this section


                  to provide notice.]
                      [(b) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
                  telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .]
                      [(2)] (1) Before preparing a proposed general plan or [amendments to an existing] a
                  comprehensive general plan amendment, each municipality within a county of the first or second
                  class shall provide [written] ten calendar days notice[, as provided in this section,] of its intent to
                  prepare a proposed general plan or [amendments to] a comprehensive general plan[.] amendment
                  to:
                      (a) each affected entity;
                      (b) the Automated Geographic Reference Center created in Section 63A-6-202 ;
                      (c) the association of governments, established pursuant to an interlocal agreement under
                  Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, of which the municipality is a member; and
                      (d) the state planning coordinator appointed under Section 63-38d-202 .
                      [(3)] (2) Each notice under Subsection [(2)] (1) shall:
                      (a) indicate that the municipality intends to prepare a general plan or [amendments to] a
                  comprehensive general plan amendment, as the case may be;
                      (b) describe or provide a map of the geographic area that will be affected by the general
                  plan or [amendments to a general plan] amendment;
                      (c) be sent [to:] by mail, e-mail, or other effective means;
                      [(i) each affected entity;]
                      [(ii) the Automated Geographic Reference Center created in Section 63A-6-202 ;]
                      [(iii) the association of governments, established pursuant to an interlocal agreement
                  under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, of which the municipality is a member;
                  and]
                      [(iv) the state planning coordinator appointed under Section 63-38d-202 ;]
                      (d) [with respect to the notice to affected entities,] invite the affected entities to provide
                  information for the municipality to consider in the process of preparing, adopting, and
                  implementing a general plan or [amendments to a general plan] amendment concerning:


                      (i) impacts that the use of land proposed in the proposed general plan or [amendments to
                  a general plan] amendment may have [on the affected entity]; and
                      (ii) uses of land within the municipality that the affected entity is [planning or]
                  considering that may conflict with the proposed general plan or [amendments to the general plan]
                  amendment; and
                      (e) include the address of an Internet website, if the municipality has one, and the name
                  and telephone number of a person where more information can be obtained concerning the
                  municipality's proposed general plan or [amendments to a general plan] amendment.
                      Section 11. Section 10-9a-204 is enacted to read:
                      10-9a-204. Notice of public hearings and public meetings to consider general plan
                  or modifications.
                      (1) Each municipality shall provide:
                      (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the original
                  adoption or any modification of all or any portion of a general plan; and
                      (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
                      (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be at least ten calendar
                  days before the public hearing and shall be:
                      (a) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area;
                      (b) mailed to each affected entity; and
                      (c) posted:
                      (i) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
                      (ii) on the municipality's official website.
                      (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours
                  before the meeting and shall be:
                      (a) submitted to a newspaper of general circulation in the area; and
                      (b) posted:
                      (i) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
                      (ii) on the municipality's official website.


                      Section 12. Section 10-9a-205 is enacted to read:
                      10-9a-205. Notice of public hearings and public meetings on adoption or
                  modification of land use ordinance.
                      (1) Each municipality shall give:
                      (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the adoption
                  or any modification of a land use ordinance; and
                      (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
                      (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be:
                      (a) mailed to each affected entity at least ten calendar days before the public hearing;
                      (b) posted:
                      (i) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
                      (ii) on the municipality's official website; and
                      (c) (i) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area at least ten calendar
                  days before the public hearing; or
                      (ii) mailed at least three days before the public hearing to:
                      (A) each property owner whose land is directly affected by the land use ordinance
                  change; and
                      (B) each adjacent property owner within the parameters specified by municipal
                  ordinance.
                      (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours
                  before the meeting and shall be posted:
                      (a) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
                      (b) on the municipality's official website.
                      Section 13. Section 10-9a-206 is enacted to read:
                      10-9a-206. Third party notice.
                      (1) If a municipality requires notice to adjacent property owners, the municipality shall:
                      (a) mail notice to the record owner of each parcel within parameters specified by
                  municipal ordinance; or


                      (b) post notice on the property with a sign of sufficient size, durability, print quality, and
                  location that is reasonably calculated to give notice to passers-by.
                      (2) If a municipality mails notice to third party property owners under Subsection (1), it
                  shall mail equivalent notice to property owners within an adjacent jurisdiction.
                      Section 14. Section 10-9a-207 is enacted to read:
                      10-9a-207. Notice for a proposed subdivision or amendment or a multiple-unit
                  residential or commercial or industrial development.
                      (1) For a proposed subdivision or an amendment to a subdivision, each municipality
                  shall provide notice of the date, time, and place of a public hearing that is:
                      (a) mailed not less than three calendar days before the public hearing and addressed to
                  the record owner of each parcel within specified parameters of that property; or
                      (b) posted not less than three calendar days before the public hearing, on the property
                  proposed for subdivision, in a visible location, with a sign of sufficient size, durability, and print
                  quality that is reasonably calculated to give notice to passers-by.
                      (2) Each municipality shall mail notice to each affected entity of a public hearing to
                  consider a preliminary plat describing a multiple-unit residential development or a commercial or
                  industrial development.
                      (3) Each municipality shall provide notice as required by Section 10-9a-208 for a
                  subdivision that involves a vacation, alteration, or amendment of a street.
                      Section 15. Section 10-9a-208 is enacted to read:
                      10-9a-208. Hearing and notice for proposal to vacate, alter, or amend a plat.
                      For any proposal to vacate, alter, or amend a platted street, the land use authority shall
                  hold a public hearing and shall give notice of the date, place, and time of the hearing by:
                      (1) mailing notice as required in Section 10-9a-207 ;
                      (2) mailing notice to each affected entity; and
                      (3) (a) publishing notice once a week for four consecutive weeks before the hearing in a
                  newspaper of general circulation in the municipality in which the land subject to the petition is
                  located; or


                      (b) if there is no newspaper of general circulation in the municipality, posting the
                  property and posting notice in three public places for four consecutive weeks before the hearing.
                      Section 16. Section 10-9a-209 is enacted to read:
                      10-9a-209. Notice challenge.
                      If notice given under authority of this part is not challenged under Section 10-9a-801
                  within 30 days after the meeting or action for which notice is given, the notice is considered
                  adequate and proper.
                      Section 17. Section 10-9a-301 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-201 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                 
Part 3. Planning Commission

                       [10-9-201].     10-9a-301. Ordinance establishing planning commission required --
                  Ordinance requirements -- Compensation.
                      (1) (a) Each municipality [may] shall enact an ordinance establishing a planning
                  commission.
                      (b) The ordinance shall define:
                      (i) the number and terms of the members and, if the municipality chooses, alternate
                  members;
                      (ii) the mode of appointment;
                      (iii) the procedures for filling vacancies and removal from office; [and]
                      (iv) the authority of the planning commission; and
                      [(iv)] (v) other details relating to the organization and procedures of the planning
                  commission.
                      (2) The legislative body may fix per diem compensation for the members of the planning
                  commission, based on necessary and reasonable expenses and on meetings actually attended.
                      Section 18. Section 10-9a-302 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-204 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-204].     10-9a-302. Planning commission powers and duties.
                      The planning commission shall[: (1) prepare and recommend] make a recommendation


                  to the legislative body for:
                      (1) a general plan and amendments to the general plan [to the legislative body as
                  provided in this chapter];
                      [(2) recommend zoning ordinances and maps, and amendments to zoning ordinances and
                  maps, to the legislative body as provided in this chapter;]
                      [(3) administer provisions of the zoning ordinance, where specifically provided for in the
                  zoning ordinance adopted by the legislative body;]
                      [(4) recommend subdivision regulations and amendments to those regulations to the
                  legislative body as provided in this chapter;]
                      [(5) recommend approval or denial of subdivision applications as provided in this
                  chapter;]
                      [(6) advise the legislative body on matters as the legislative body directs;]
                      [(7) hear or decide any matters that the legislative body designates, including the
                  approval or denial of, or recommendations to approve or deny, conditional use permits;]
                      [(8) exercise any other powers:]
                      [(a) that are necessary to enable it to perform its function; or]
                      [(b) delegated to it by the legislative body.]
                      (2) land use ordinances, zoning maps, official maps, and amendments;
                      (3) an appropriate delegation of power to at least one designated land use authority to
                  hear and act on a land use application;
                      (4) an appropriate delegation of power to at least one appeal authority to hear and act on
                  an appeal from a decision of the land use authority; and
                      (5) application processes that:
                      (a) may include a designation of routine land use matters that, upon application and
                  proper notice, will receive informal streamlined review and action if the application is
                  uncontested; and
                      (b) shall protect the right of each:
                      (i) applicant and third party to require formal consideration of any application by a land


                  use authority;
                      (ii) applicant, adversely affected party, or municipal officer or employee to appeal a land
                  use authority's decision to a separate appeal authority; and
                      (iii) participant to be heard in each public hearing on a contested application.
                      Section 19. Section 10-9a-303 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-205 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-205].     10-9a-303. Entrance upon land.
                      The [planning commission or its authorized agents] municipality may enter upon any land
                  at reasonable times to make examinations and surveys[.] pertinent to the:
                      (1) preparation of its general plan; or
                      (2) preparation or enforcement of its land use ordinances.
                      Section 20. Section 10-9a-304 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-105 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-105].     10-9a-304. State and federal property.
                      Unless otherwise provided by law, nothing contained in [Parts 4 and 8 of] this chapter
                  may be construed as giving [the planning commission or the legislative body] a municipality
                  jurisdiction over [properties] property owned by the state [of Utah] or the United States
                  [government].
                      Section 21. Section 10-9a-305 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-106 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-106].     10-9a-305. Property owned by other government units -- Effect of
                  land use and development ordinances.
                      (1) (a) Each county, municipality, school district, special district, and political
                  subdivision of [Utah] the state shall conform to [the] any applicable land use [and development
                  ordinances] ordinance of any municipality when installing, constructing, operating, or otherwise
                  using any area, land, or building situated within that municipality [only in a manner or for a
                  purpose that conforms to that municipality's ordinances].
                      (b) In addition to any other remedies provided by law, when a municipality's land use


                  [and development ordinances are being] ordinance is violated or about to be violated by another
                  political subdivision, that municipality may institute an injunction, mandamus, abatement, or
                  other appropriate action or proceeding to prevent, enjoin, abate, or remove the improper
                  installation, improvement, or use.
                      (2) A school district is subject to a municipality's land use [regulations under this
                  chapter] ordinances, except that a municipality may not:
                      (a) impose requirements for landscaping, fencing, aesthetic considerations, construction
                  methods or materials, building codes, building use for educational purposes, or the placement or
                  use of temporary classroom facilities on school property;
                      (b) require a school district to participate in the cost of any roadway or sidewalk not
                  reasonably necessary for the safety of school children and not located on or contiguous to school
                  property, unless the roadway or sidewalk is required to connect an otherwise isolated school site
                  to an existing roadway;
                      (c) require a district to pay fees not authorized by this section;
                      (d) provide for inspection of school construction or assess a fee or other charges for
                  inspection, unless the school district is unable to provide for inspection by an inspector, other
                  than the project architect or contractor, who is qualified under criteria established by the state
                  superintendent;
                      (e) require a school district to pay any impact fee for an improvement project that is not
                  reasonably related to the impact of the project upon the need that the improvement is to address;
                  or
                      (f) impose regulations upon the location of a project except as necessary to avoid
                  unreasonable risks to health or safety.
                      (3) Subject to Section 53A-20-108 , a school district shall coordinate the siting of a new
                  school with the municipality in which the school is to be located, to avoid or mitigate existing
                  and potential traffic hazards to maximize school safety.
                      Section 22. Section 10-9a-401 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-301 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:


                 
Part 4. General Plan

                       [10-9-301].     10-9a-401. General plan required -- Content.
                      (1) In order to accomplish the purposes [set forth in] of this chapter, each municipality
                  shall prepare and adopt a comprehensive, long-range general plan for:
                      (a) present and future needs of the municipality; and
                      (b) growth and development of all or any part of the land within the municipality [or any
                  part of the municipality].
                      (2) The plan may provide for:
                      (a) health, general welfare, safety, energy conservation, transportation, prosperity, civic
                  activities, aesthetics, and recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities;
                      (b) the reduction of the waste of physical, financial, or human resources that result from
                  either excessive congestion or excessive scattering of population;
                      (c) the efficient and economical use, conservation, and production of the supply of:
                      (i) food and water; and
                      (ii) drainage, sanitary, and other facilities and resources;
                      (d) the use of energy conservation and solar and renewable energy resources;
                      (e) the protection of urban development;
                      (f) the protection or promotion of moderate income housing;
                      [(f)] (g) the protection and promotion of air quality;
                      [(g)] (h) historic preservation;
                      [(h)] (i) identifying future uses of land that are likely to require an expansion or
                  significant modification of services or facilities provided by [affected entities and specified
                  public utilities, as those terms are defined in Section 10-9-301.5 ] each affected entity; and
                      [(i)] (j) an official map[, pursuant to Title 72, Chapter 5, Part 4, Transportation Corridor
                  Preservation].
                      (3) [The] Subject to Subsection 10-9a-403 (2), the municipality may determine the
                  comprehensiveness, extent, and format of the general plan.
                      Section 23. Section 10-9a-402 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-203 is


                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-203].     10-9a-402. Information and technical assistance from the state.
                      [(1) The planning commission may obtain access to and use any data and information
                  held by the state or any of its agencies:]
                      [(a) that is classified "public"; and]
                      [(b) that is classified "protected" if the planning commission's use of the data is lawfully
                  authorized or if the data will be used for a purpose similar to the purpose for which it was
                  gathered.]
                      [(2)] Each state official, department, and agency shall:
                      [(a) make] (1) promptly deliver any data and information requested by [the planning
                  commissions available if authorized under the requirements of this section] a municipality unless
                  the disclosure is prohibited by Title 63, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and
                  Management Act; and
                      [(b)] (2) furnish any other technical assistance and advice that they have available to
                  [planning commissions] the municipality without additional cost to the municipality.
                      Section 24. Section 10-9a-403 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-302 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-302].     10-9a-403. Plan preparation.
                      [(1) (a) Subject to Section 10-9-301.5 , the]
                      (1) (a) The planning commission shall provide notice, as provided in Section 10-9a-203 ,
                  of its intent to make a recommendation to the municipal legislative body for a general plan or a
                  comprehensive general plan amendment when the planning commission initiates the process of
                  preparing its recommendation.
                      (b) The planning commission shall make and recommend to the legislative body a
                  proposed general plan for the area within the municipality.
                      [(b)] (c) The plan may include areas outside the boundaries of the municipality if, in the
                  planning commission's judgment, [they] those areas are related to the planning of the
                  municipality's territory.


                      [(c)] (d) Except as otherwise provided by law or with respect to a municipality's power of
                  eminent domain, when the plan of a municipality involves territory outside the boundaries of the
                  municipality, the municipality may not take action affecting that territory without the
                  concurrence of the county or other municipalities affected.
                      (2) [The] (a) At a minimum, the proposed general plan, with the accompanying maps,
                  [plats,] charts, and descriptive and explanatory matter, shall [show] include the planning
                  commission's recommendations for the [development of the territory covered by the plan, and
                  may include, among other things] following plan elements:
                      [(a)] (i) a land use element that:
                      [(i)] (A) designates the long-term goals and the proposed extent, general distribution, and
                  location [and extent of uses] of land for housing, business, industry, agriculture, recreation,
                  education, public buildings and grounds, open space, and other categories of public and private
                  uses of land as appropriate; and
                      [(ii)] (B) may include a statement of the projections for and standards of population
                  density and building intensity recommended for the various land use categories covered by the
                  plan;
                      [(b)] (ii) a transportation and traffic circulation element consisting of the general location
                  and extent of existing and proposed freeways, arterial and collector streets, mass transit, and any
                  other modes of transportation that [are] the planning commission considers appropriate, all
                  correlated with the population projections and the proposed land use element of the general plan;
                  and
                      (iii) for cities, an estimate of the need for the development of additional moderate income
                  housing within the city, and a plan to provide a realistic opportunity to meet estimated needs for
                  additional moderate income housing if long-term projections for land use and development
                  occur.
                      (b) In drafting the moderate income housing element, the planning commission:
                      (i) shall consider the Legislature's determination that cities should facilitate a reasonable
                  opportunity for a variety of housing, including moderate income housing:


                      (A) to meet the needs of people desiring to live there; and
                      (B) to allow persons with moderate incomes to benefit from and fully participate in all
                  aspects of neighborhood and community life; and
                      (ii) may include an analysis of why the recommended means, techniques, or combination
                  of means and techniques provide a realistic opportunity for the development of moderate income
                  housing within the planning horizon, which means or techniques may include a recommendation
                  to:
                      (A) rezone for densities necessary to assure the production of moderate income housing;
                      (B) facilitate the rehabilitation or expansion of infrastructure that will encourage the
                  construction of moderate income housing;
                      (C) encourage the rehabilitation of existing uninhabitable housing stock into moderate
                  income housing;
                      (D) consider general fund subsidies to waive construction related fees that are otherwise
                  generally imposed by the city;
                      (E) consider utilization of state or federal funds or tax incentives to promote the
                  construction of moderate income housing;
                      (F) consider utilization of programs offered by the Utah Housing Corporation within that
                  agency's funding capacity; and
                      (G) consider utilization of affordable housing programs administered by the Department
                  of Community and Economic Development.
                      (3) The proposed general plan may include:
                      [(c)] (a) an environmental element that addresses:
                      (i) the protection, conservation, development, and use of natural resources, including the
                  quality of air, forests, soils, rivers and other waters, harbors, fisheries, wildlife, minerals, and
                  other natural resources; and
                      (ii) the reclamation of land, flood control, prevention and control of the pollution of
                  streams and other waters, regulation of the use of land on hillsides, stream channels and other
                  environmentally sensitive areas, the prevention, control, and correction of the erosion of soils,


                  protection of watersheds and wetlands, and the mapping of known geologic hazards;
                      [(d)] (b) a public services and facilities element showing general plans for sewage, water,
                  waste disposal, drainage, [local] public utilities, rights-of-way, easements, and facilities for them,
                  police and fire protection, and other public services;
                      [(e)] (c) a rehabilitation, redevelopment, and conservation element consisting of plans
                  and programs for:
                      (i) historic preservation; and
                      (ii) the diminution or elimination of blight; and [for]
                      (iii) redevelopment of land, including housing sites, business and industrial sites, and
                  public building sites;
                      [(f)] (d) an economic element composed of appropriate studies and forecasts, as well as
                  an economic development plan [that], which may include review of existing and projected
                  municipal revenue and expenditures, revenue sources, identification of [base] basic and
                  [residentiary] secondary industry, primary and secondary market areas, employment, and retail
                  sales activity;
                      [(g)] (e) recommendations for implementing [the] all or any portion of the general plan,
                  including the use of [zoning] land use ordinances, [subdivision ordinances,] capital improvement
                  plans, [and] community development and promotion, and any other appropriate [actions] action;
                      [(h)] (f) provisions addressing any of the matters listed in Subsection [ 10-9-301 ]
                  10-9a-401 (2); and
                      [(i)] (g) any other [elements] element the municipality considers appropriate.
                      Section 25. Section 10-9a-404 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-303 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-303].     10-9a-404. Public hearing by planning commission on proposed
                  general plan or amendment -- Notice -- Revisions to general plan or amendment --
                  Adoption or rejection by legislative body.
                      (1) (a) After completing its recommendation for a proposed general plan [for all or part
                  of the area within the municipality], or proposal to amend the general plan, the planning


                  commission shall schedule and hold a public hearing on the proposed plan or amendment.
                      (b) The planning commission shall provide [reasonable] notice of the public hearing [at
                  least 14 days before the date of the hearing], as required by Section 10-9a-204 .
                      (c) After the public hearing, the planning commission may [make changes to] modify the
                  proposed general plan or amendment.
                      (2) The planning commission shall [then] forward the proposed general plan or
                  amendment to the legislative body.
                      [(3) (a) The legislative body shall hold a public hearing on the proposed general plan
                  recommended to it by the planning commission.]
                      [(b) The legislative body shall provide reasonable notice of the public hearing at least 14
                  days before the date of the hearing.]
                      [(4) After the public hearing, the]
                      (3) The legislative body may make any [modifications] revisions to the proposed general
                  plan or amendment that it considers appropriate.
                      [(5)] (4) (a) The municipal legislative body may[:(a)] adopt or reject the proposed
                  general plan [without] or amendment[;(b) amend the] either as proposed [general plan and adopt
                  or reject it as amended; or (c) reject] by the planning commission or after making any revision
                  that the municipal legislative body considers appropriate.
                      (b) If the municipal legislative body rejects the proposed general plan or amendment, it
                  may provide suggestions to the planning commission for its consideration.
                      [(6) (a) The general plan is an advisory guide for land use decisions.]
                      [(b) The legislative body may adopt an ordinance mandating compliance with the general
                  plan.]
                      (5) The legislative body shall adopt:
                      (a) a land use element as provided in Subsection 10-9a-403 (2)(a)(i);
                      (b) a transportation and traffic circulation element as provided in Subsection
                  10-9a-403 (2)(a)(ii); and
                      (c) for all cities, after considering the factors included in Subsection 10-9a-403 (2)(b)(ii),


                  a plan to provide a realistic opportunity to meet estimated needs for additional moderate income
                  housing if long-term projections for land use and development occur.
                      Section 26. Section 10-9a-405 is enacted to read:
                      10-9a-405. Effect of general plan.
                      Except as provided in Section 10-9a-406 , the general plan is an advisory guide for land
                  use decisions, the impact of which shall be determined by ordinance.
                      Section 27. Section 10-9a-406 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-305 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-305].     10-9a-406. Public uses to conform to general plan.
                      After the legislative body has adopted a general plan [or any amendments to the general
                  plan], no street, park, or other public way, ground, place, or space, no publicly owned building or
                  structure, and no public utility, whether publicly or privately owned, may be constructed or
                  authorized until and unless[: (1)] it conforms to the current general plan[; or].
                      [(2) it has been considered by the planning commission and, after receiving the advice of
                  the planning commission, the legislative body approves it as an amendment to the general plan.]
                      Section 28. Section 10-9a-407 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-306 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-306].     10-9a-407. Effect of official maps.
                      (1) Municipalities may adopt an official map [in accordance with the provisions of Title
                  72, Chapter 5, Part 4, Transportation Corridor Preservation].
                      (2) (a) An official map does not:
                      (i) require a landowner to dedicate and construct a street as a condition of development
                  approval, except under circumstances provided in Subsection (2)(b)(iii); or
                      (ii) require a municipality to immediately acquire property it has designated for eventual
                  use as a public street.
                      (b) This section does not prohibit a municipality from:
                      (i) [requiring a landowner to take into account] recommending that an applicant consider
                  and accommodate the location of the proposed streets in the planning of a development proposal


                  in a manner that is consistent with Section 10-9a-508 ;
                      (ii) acquiring the property through purchase, gift, voluntary dedication, or eminent
                  domain; or
                      (iii) requiring the dedication and improvement of a street if the street is found necessary
                  by the municipality because of a proposed development and if the dedication and improvement
                  are consistent with Section 10-9a-508 .
                      [(3) An official map may not be used to unconstitutionally prohibit the development of
                  property designated for eventual use as a public street.]
                      [(4) An adopted official map shall be available for public inspection upon request.]
                      Section 29. Section 10-9a-408 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-307 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-307].     10-9a-408. Biennial review of moderate income housing element of
                  general plan.
                      [(1) The availability of moderate income housing is an issue of statewide concern. To
                  this end:]
                      [(a) cities should afford a reasonable opportunity for a variety of housing, including
                  moderate income housing, to meet the needs of people desiring to live there; and]
                      [(b) moderate income housing should be encouraged to allow persons with moderate
                  incomes to benefit from and to fully participate in all aspects of neighborhood and community
                  life.]
                      [(2) As used in this section:]
                      [(a) "Moderate income housing" means housing occupied or reserved for occupancy by
                  households with a gross household income equal to or less than 80% of the median gross income
                  for households of the same size in the county in which the city is located.]
                      [(b) "Plan for moderate income housing" or "plan" means a written document adopted by
                  a city legislative body that includes:]
                      [(i) an estimate of the existing supply of moderate income housing located within the
                  city;]


                      [(ii) an estimate of the need for moderate income housing in the city for the next five
                  years as revised biennially;]
                      [(iii) a survey of total residential zoning;]
                      [(iv) an evaluation of how existing zoning densities affect opportunities for moderate
                  income housing; and]
                      [(v) a description of the city's program to encourage an adequate supply of moderate
                  income housing.]
                      [(3) The legislative body of each city shall, as part of its general plan, adopt a plan for
                  moderate income housing within that city.]
                      [(4) A plan may provide moderate income housing by any means or combination of
                  techniques which provide a realistic opportunity to meet estimated needs. The plan may include
                  an analysis of why the means or techniques selected provide a realistic opportunity to meet the
                  objectives of this section. Such techniques may include:]
                      [(a) rezoning for densities necessary to assure the economic viability of inclusionary
                  developments, either through mandatory set asides or density bonuses;]
                      [(b) infrastructure expansion and rehabilitation that will facilitate the construction of
                  moderate income housing;]
                      [(c) rehabilitation of existing uninhabitable housing stock;]
                      [(d) consideration of waiving construction related fees generally imposed by the city;]
                      [(e) utilization of state or federal funds or tax incentives to promote the construction of
                  moderate income housing;]
                      [(f) utilization of programs offered by the Utah Housing Corporation within that agency's
                  funding capacity; and]
                      [(g) utilization of affordable housing programs administered by the Department of
                  Community and Economic Development.]
                      [(5) (a) After adoption of a plan for moderate income housing under Subsection (3), the]
                      (1) The legislative body of each city shall biennially:
                      [(i)] (a) review the moderate income housing plan element of its general plan and its


                  implementation; and
                      [(ii)] (b) prepare a report setting forth the findings of the review.
                      [(b)] (2) Each report under Subsection [(5)(a)(ii)] (1) shall include a description of:
                      [(i)] (a) efforts made by the city to reduce, mitigate, or eliminate local regulatory barriers
                  to moderate income housing;
                      [(ii)] (b) actions taken by the city to encourage preservation of existing moderate income
                  housing and development of new moderate income housing;
                      [(iii)] (c) progress made within the city to provide moderate income housing, as
                  measured by permits issued for new units of moderate income housing; and
                      [(iv)] (d) efforts made by the city to coordinate moderate income housing plans and
                  actions with neighboring municipalities.
                      [(c)] (3) The legislative body of each city shall send a copy of the report under
                  Subsection [(5)(a)(ii)] (1) to the Department of Community and Economic Development and the
                  association of governments in which the city is located.
                      [(6)] (4) In a civil action seeking enforcement or claiming a violation of this section or of
                  Subsection 10-9a-404 (5)(c), a plaintiff may not recover damages but may be awarded only
                  injunctive or other equitable relief [only].
                      Section 30. Section 10-9a-501 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-401 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                 
Part 5. Land Use Ordinances

                       [10-9-401].     10-9a-501. Authority to enact land use ordinances and zoning map.
                      The legislative body may enact [a zoning ordinance establishing regulations for land use
                  and development that furthers the intent of this chapter] land use ordinances and a zoning map.
                      Section 31. Section 10-9a-502 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-402 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-402].     10-9a-502. Preparation and adoption of land use ordinance or zoning
                  map.
                      (1) The planning commission shall:


                      (a) provide notice as required by Subsection 10-9a-205 (1)(a);
                      (b) hold a public hearing on a proposed land use ordinance or zoning map; and
                      (c) prepare and recommend to the legislative body [a proposed zoning ordinance,
                  including both the full text of the zoning ordinance and maps, that represents the commission's
                  recommendations for zoning all or any part of the area within] a proposed land use ordinance or
                  ordinances and zoning map that represent the planning commission's recommendation for
                  regulating the use and development of land within all or any part of the area of the municipality.
                      (2) [(a)] The municipal legislative body shall [hold a public hearing on the] consider each
                  proposed [zoning] land use ordinance and zoning map recommended to it by the planning
                  commission[. (b) The legislative body shall provide reasonable notice of the public hearing at
                  least 14 days before the date of the hearing. If a municipality mails notice of a proposed zoning
                  change to property owners within that municipality within a specified distance of the property on
                  which the zoning change is being proposed, it shall also mail equivalent notice to property
                  owners of an adjacent municipality within the same distance of the property on which the zoning
                  change is being proposed. (3) After the public hearing, the legislative body may: (a)], and, after
                  providing notice as required by Subsection 10-9a-205 (1)(b) and holding a public meeting, the
                  legislative body may adopt or reject the [zoning] ordinance or map either as proposed[; (b)
                  amend the zoning ordinance and adopt or reject the zoning ordinance as amended; or (c) reject
                  the ordinance] by the planning commission or after making any revision the municipal legislative
                  body considers appropriate.
                      Section 32. Section 10-9a-503 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-403 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-403].     10-9a-503. Land use ordinance or zoning map amendments.
                      (1) [(a)] The legislative body may amend:
                      [(i)] (a) the number, shape, boundaries, or area of any zoning district;
                      [(ii)] (b) any regulation of or within the zoning district; or
                      [(iii)] (c) any other provision of [the zoning] a land use ordinance.
                      [(b)] (2) The legislative body may not make any amendment authorized by this


                  subsection unless the amendment was proposed by the planning commission or [is] was first
                  submitted to the planning commission for its [approval, disapproval, or recommendations]
                  recommendation.
                      [(2)] (3) The legislative body shall comply with the procedure specified in Section
                  [ 10-9-402 ] 10-9a-502 in preparing and adopting an amendment to [the zoning] a land use
                  ordinance or [the] a zoning map.
                      Section 33. Section 10-9a-504 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-404 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-404].     10-9a-504. Temporary land use regulations.
                      (1) (a) A municipal legislative body may, without [a public hearing,] prior consideration
                  of or recommendation from the planning commission, enact an ordinance establishing a
                  temporary [zoning] land use regulation for any part or all of the area within the municipality if:
                      (i) the legislative body makes a finding of compelling, countervailing public interest; or
                      (ii) the area is [unzoned] unregulated.
                      (b) A temporary [zoning] land use regulation under Subsection (1)(a) may prohibit or
                  regulate the erection, construction, reconstruction, or alteration of any building or structure or
                  any subdivision approval.
                      (c) A temporary [zoning] land use regulation under Subsection (1)(a) may not impose an
                  impact fee or other financial requirement on building or development.
                      (2) The municipal legislative body shall establish a period of limited effect for the
                  ordinance not to exceed six months.
                      (3) (a) A municipal legislative body may, without [a public hearing] prior planning
                  commission consideration or recommendation, enact an ordinance establishing a temporary
                  [zoning] land use regulation prohibiting construction, subdivision approval, and other
                  development activities within an area that is the subject of an Environmental Impact Statement or
                  a Major Investment Study examining the area as a proposed highway or transportation corridor.
                      (b) A [zoning] regulation under Subsection (3)(a):
                      (i) may not exceed six months in duration;


                      (ii) may be renewed, if requested by the [Utah] Transportation Commission created
                  under Section 72-1-301 , for up to two additional six-month periods by ordinance enacted before
                  the expiration of the previous [zoning] regulation; and
                      (iii) notwithstanding Subsections (3)(b)(i) and (ii), is effective only as long as the
                  Environmental Impact Statement or Major Investment Study is in progress.
                      Section 34. Section 10-9a-505 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-405 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-405].     10-9a-505. Zoning districts.
                      (1) (a) The legislative body may divide the territory over which it has jurisdiction into
                  zoning districts of a number, shape, and area that it considers appropriate to carry out the
                  purposes of this chapter.
                      (b) Within those zoning districts, the legislative body may regulate and restrict the
                  erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, or use of buildings and structures, and
                  the use of land.
                      (2) The legislative body shall ensure that the regulations are uniform for each class or
                  kind of buildings throughout each zoning district, but the regulations in one [district] zone may
                  differ from those in other [districts] zones.
                      (3) (a) There is no minimum area or diversity of ownership requirement for a zone
                  designation.
                      (b) Neither the size of a zoning district nor the number of landowners within the district
                  may be used as evidence of the illegality of a zoning district or of the invalidity of a municipal
                  decision.
                      Section 35. Section 10-9a-506 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-406 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-406].     10-9a-506. Regulating annexed territory.
                      (1) The legislative body of [a] each municipality [may] shall assign a [zoning
                  designation] land use zone or a variety thereof to territory annexed to the municipality at the time
                  the territory is annexed.


                      [(2) If the annexing municipality's zoning ordinance does not designate a zone for the
                  territory to be annexed to the municipality, or if the legislative body does not assign a zone to
                  territory at the time it is annexed, the territory annexed to a municipality shall be zoned according
                  to the zone of the annexing municipality with which it has the longest common boundary.]
                      (2) If the legislative body fails to assign a land use zone at the time the territory is
                  annexed, all land uses within the annexed territory shall be compatible with surrounding uses
                  within the municipality.
                      Section 36. Section 10-9a-507 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-407 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-407].     10-9a-507. Conditional uses.
                      (1) A [zoning] land use ordinance may [contain] include conditional uses and provisions
                  for conditional uses that [may be allowed, allowed with conditions, or denied in designated
                  zoning districts, based on] require compliance with standards [and criteria] set forth in [the
                  zoning] an applicable ordinance [for those uses].
                      [(2) The board of adjustments has jurisdiction to decide appeals of the approval or denial
                  of conditional use permits unless the legislative body has enacted an ordinance designating the
                  legislative body or another body as the appellate body for those appeals.]
                      (2) (a) A conditional use shall be approved if reasonable conditions are proposed, or can
                  be imposed, to mitigate the reasonably anticipated detrimental effects of the proposed use in
                  accordance with applicable standards.
                      (b) If the reasonably anticipated detrimental effects of a proposed conditional use cannot
                  be substantially mitigated by the proposal or the imposition of reasonable conditions to achieve
                  compliance with applicable standards, the conditional use may be denied.
                      Section 37. Section 10-9a-508 is enacted to read:
                      10-9a-508. Exactions.
                      A municipality may impose an exaction or exactions on development proposed in a land
                  use application if:
                      (1) an essential link exists between a legitimate governmental interest and each exaction;


                  and
                      (2) each exaction is roughly proportionate, both in nature and extent, to the impact of the
                  proposed development.
                      Section 38. Section 10-9a-509 is enacted to read:
                      10-9a-509. When a land use applicant is entitled to approval -- Exception --
                  Municipality required to comply with land use ordinances.
                      (1) (a) An applicant is entitled to approval of a land use application if the application
                  conforms to the requirements of an applicable land use ordinance in effect when a complete
                  application is submitted and all fees have been paid, unless:
                      (i) the land use authority, on the record, finds that a compelling, countervailing public
                  interest would be jeopardized by approving the application; or
                      (ii) in the manner provided by local ordinance and before the application is submitted,
                  the municipality has formally initiated proceedings to amend its ordinances in a manner that
                  would prohibit approval of the application as submitted.
                      (b) The municipality shall process an application without regard to proceedings initiated
                  to amend the municipality's ordinances if:
                      (i) 180 days have passed since the proceedings were initiated; and
                      (ii) the proceedings have not resulted in an enactment that prohibits approval of the
                  application as submitted.
                      (c) An application for a land use approval is considered submitted and complete when
                  the application is provided in a form that complies with the requirements of applicable
                  ordinances and all applicable fees have been paid.
                      (d) The continuing validity of an approval of a land use application is conditioned upon
                  the applicant proceeding after approval to implement the approval with reasonable diligence.
                      (2) A municipality is bound by the terms and standards of applicable land use ordinances
                  and shall comply with mandatory provisions of those ordinances.
                      Section 39. Section 10-9a-510 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-107 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:


                       [10-9-107].     10-9a-510. Limit on fees for review and approving building plans.
                      (1) A municipality may not impose or collect a fee for reviewing or approving the plans
                  for a commercial or residential building that exceeds the lesser of:
                      (a) the actual cost of performing the plan review; and
                      (b) 65% of the amount the municipality charges for a building permit fee for that
                  building.
                      [(2) (a) For purposes of this Subsection (2):]
                      [(i) "Identical plans" means building plans submitted to a municipality that:]
                      [(A) are substantially identical to building plans that were previously submitted to and
                  reviewed and approved by the municipality; and]
                      [(B) describe a building that is:]
                      [(I) located on land zoned the same as the land on which the building described in the
                  previously approved plans is located; and]
                      [(II) subject to the same geological and meteorological conditions and the same law as
                  the building described in the previously approved plans.]
                      [(ii) "Nominal fee" means a fee that reasonably reimburses a municipality only for time
                  spent and expenses incurred in:]
                      [(A) verifying that building plans are identical plans; and]
                      [(B) reviewing and approving those minor aspects of identical plans that differ from the
                  previously reviewed and approved building plans referred to in Subsection (2)(a)(i).]
                      [(b)] (2) Subject to Subsection (1), a municipality may impose and collect only a nominal
                  fee for reviewing and approving identical plans.
                      Section 40. Section 10-9a-511 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-408 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-408].     10-9a-511. Nonconforming uses and noncomplying structures.
                      (1) (a) Except as provided in this section, a nonconforming use or noncomplying
                  structure may be continued by the present or a future property owner.
                      (b) A nonconforming use may be extended through the same building, provided no


                  structural alteration of the building is proposed or made for the purpose of the extension.
                      (c) For purposes of this Subsection (1), the addition of a solar energy device to a building
                  is not a structural alteration.
                      (2) The legislative body may provide [in any zoning ordinance or amendment] for:
                      (a) the establishment, restoration, reconstruction, extension, alteration, expansion, or
                  substitution of nonconforming uses upon the terms and conditions set forth in the [zoning] land
                  use ordinance;
                      (b) the termination of all nonconforming uses, except billboards, by providing a formula
                  establishing a reasonable time period during which the owner can recover or amortize the amount
                  of his investment in the nonconforming use, if any; and
                      [(c) the termination of a billboard that is a nonconforming use by acquiring the billboard
                  and associated property rights through:]
                      [(i) gift;]
                      [(ii) purchase;]
                      [(iii) agreement;]
                      [(iv) exchange; or]
                      [(v) eminent domain.]
                      [(3) (a) A municipality is considered to have initiated the acquisition of a billboard
                  structure by eminent domain under Subsection (2)(c)(v) if the municipality prevents a billboard
                  owner from:]
                      [(i) rebuilding, maintaining, repairing, or restoring a billboard structure that is damaged
                  by casualty, an act of God, or vandalism; or]
                      [(ii) except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), relocating or rebuilding a billboard
                  structure, or taking other measures, to correct a mistake in the placement or erection of a
                  billboard for which the municipality has issued a permit, if the proposed relocation, rebuilding, or
                  other measure is consistent with the intent of that permit.]
                      [(b) A municipality's denial of a billboard owner's request to relocate or rebuild a
                  billboard structure, or to take other measures, in order to correct a mistake in the placement or


                  erection of a billboard does not constitute the initiation of acquisition by eminent domain under
                  Subsection (3)(a) if the mistake in placement or erection of the billboard is determined by clear
                  and convincing evidence to have resulted from an intentionally false or misleading statement:]
                      [(i) by the billboard applicant in the application; and]
                      [(ii) regarding the placement or erection of the billboard.]
                      [(4) Notwithstanding Subsections (2) and (3), a municipality may remove a billboard
                  without providing compensation if:]
                      [(a) the municipality determines:]
                      [(i) by clear and convincing evidence that the applicant for a permit intentionally made a
                  false or misleading statement in the applicant's application regarding the placement or erection of
                  the billboard; or]
                      [(ii) by substantial evidence that the billboard:]
                      [(A) is structurally unsafe;]
                      [(B) is in an unreasonable state of repair; or]
                      [(C) has been abandoned for at least 12 months;]
                      [(b) the municipality notifies the owner in writing that the owner's billboard meets one or
                  more of the conditions listed in Subsections (4)(a)(i) and (ii);]
                      [(c) the owner fails to remedy the condition or conditions within:]
                      [(i) except as provided in Subsection (4)(c)(ii), 90 days following the billboard owner's
                  receipt of written notice under Subsection (4)(b); or]
                      [(ii) if the condition forming the basis of the municipality's intention to remove the
                  billboard is that it is structurally unsafe, ten business days, or a longer period if necessary because
                  of a natural disaster, following the billboard owner's receipt of written notice under Subsection
                  (4)(b); and]
                      [(d) following the expiration of the applicable period under Subsection (4)(c) and after
                  providing the owner with reasonable notice of proceedings and an opportunity for a hearing, the
                  municipality finds:]
                      [(i) by clear and convincing evidence, that the applicant for a permit intentionally made a


                  false or misleading statement in the application regarding the placement or erection of the
                  billboard; or]
                      [(ii) by substantial evidence that the billboard is structurally unsafe, is in an
                  unreasonable state of repair, or has been abandoned for at least 12 months.]
                      [(5) A municipality may not allow a nonconforming billboard to be rebuilt for a reason
                  other than:]
                      [(a) those specified in Subsections (3) and (4);]
                      [(b) those provided in Title 72, Chapter 7, Part 5, Utah Outdoor Advertising Act; and]
                      [(c) those specified in the municipality's ordinance requiring or allowing a billboard
                  owner to relocate and rebuild an existing nonconforming billboard to an area within the
                  municipality where outdoor advertising is otherwise allowed under Title 72, Chapter 7, Part 5,
                  Utah Outdoor Advertising Act.]
                      [(6) A municipality may terminate the nonconforming status of school district property
                  when the property ceases to be used for school district purposes.]
                      (c) the termination of a nonconforming use due to its abandonment.
                      (3) (a) A municipality may not prohibit the reconstruction or restoration of a
                  noncomplying structure or terminate the nonconforming use of a structure that is involuntarily
                  destroyed in whole or in part due to fire or other calamity unless the structure or use has been
                  abandoned.
                      (b) A municipality may prohibit the reconstruction or restoration of a noncomplying
                  structure or terminate the nonconforming use of a structure if:
                      (i) the structure is allowed to deteriorate to a condition that the structure is rendered
                  uninhabitable and is not repaired or restored within six months after written notice to the
                  property owner that the structure is uninhabitable and that the noncomplying structure or
                  nonconforming use will be lost if the structure is not repaired or restored within six months; or
                      (ii) the property owner has voluntarily demolished a majority of the noncomplying
                  structure or the building that houses the nonconforming use.
                      (4) (a) Unless the municipality establishes, by ordinance, a uniform presumption of legal


                  existence for nonconforming uses, the property owner shall have the burden of establishing the
                  legal existence of a noncomplying structure or nonconforming use.
                      (b) Any party claiming that a nonconforming use has been abandoned shall have the
                  burden of establishing the abandonment.
                      (c) Abandonment may be presumed to have occurred if:
                      (i) a majority of the primary structure associated with the nonconforming use has been
                  voluntarily demolished without prior written agreement with the municipality regarding an
                  extension of the nonconforming use;
                      (ii) the use has been discontinued for a minimum of one year; or
                      (iii) the primary structure associated with the nonconforming use remains vacant for a
                  period of one year.
                      (d) The property owner may rebut the presumption of abandonment under Subsection
                  (4)(c), and shall have the burden of establishing that any claimed abandonment under Subsection
                  (4)(c) has not in fact occurred.
                      (5) A municipality may terminate the nonconforming status of a school district or charter
                  school use or structure when the property associated with the school district or charter school use
                  or structure ceases to be used for school district or charter school purposes for a period
                  established by ordinance.
                      Section 41. Section 10-9a-512 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-409 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-409].     10-9a-512. Termination of a billboard and associated rights.
                      (1) A municipality may only require termination of a billboard and associated property
                  rights through:
                      (a) gift;
                      (b) purchase;
                      (c) agreement;
                      (d) exchange; or
                      (e) eminent domain.


                      (2) A termination under Subsection (1)(a), (b), (c), or (d) requires the voluntary consent
                  of the billboard owner.
                      Section 42. Section 10-9a-513 is enacted to read:
                      10-9a-513. Municipality's acquisition of billboard by eminent domain -- Removal
                  without providing compensation -- Limit on allowing nonconforming billboards to be
                  rebuilt.
                      (1) (a) A municipality is considered to have initiated the acquisition of a billboard
                  structure by eminent domain if the municipality prevents a billboard owner from:
                      (i) rebuilding, maintaining, repairing, or restoring a billboard structure that is damaged
                  by casualty, an act of God, or vandalism; or
                      (ii) except as provided in Subsection (1)(b), relocating or rebuilding a billboard structure,
                  or taking other measures, to correct a mistake in the placement or erection of a billboard for
                  which the municipality has issued a permit, if the proposed relocation, rebuilding, or other
                  measure is consistent with the intent of that permit.
                      (b) A municipality's denial of a billboard owner's request to relocate or rebuild a
                  billboard structure, or to take other measures, in order to correct a mistake in the placement or
                  erection of a billboard does not constitute the initiation of acquisition by eminent domain under
                  Subsection (1)(a) if the mistake in placement or erection of the billboard is determined by clear
                  and convincing evidence to have resulted from an intentionally false or misleading statement:
                      (i) by the billboard applicant in the application; and
                      (ii) regarding the placement or erection of the billboard.
                      (2) Notwithstanding Subsection (1) and Section 10-9a-512 , a municipality may remove a
                  billboard without providing compensation if:
                      (a) the municipality determines:
                      (i) by clear and convincing evidence that the applicant for a permit intentionally made a
                  false or misleading statement in the applicant's application regarding the placement or erection of
                  the billboard; or
                      (ii) by substantial evidence that the billboard:


                      (A) is structurally unsafe;
                      (B) is in an unreasonable state of repair; or
                      (C) has been abandoned for at least 12 months;
                      (b) the municipality notifies the owner in writing that the owner's billboard meets one or
                  more of the conditions listed in Subsections (2)(a)(i) and (ii);
                      (c) the owner fails to remedy the condition or conditions within:
                      (i) except as provided in Subsection (2)(c)(ii), 90 days following the billboard owner's
                  receipt of written notice under Subsection (2)(b); or
                      (ii) if the condition forming the basis of the municipality's intention to remove the
                  billboard is that it is structurally unsafe, ten business days, or a longer period if necessary because
                  of a natural disaster, following the billboard owner's receipt of written notice under Subsection
                  (2)(b); and
                      (d) following the expiration of the applicable period under Subsection (2)(c) and after
                  providing the owner with reasonable notice of proceedings and an opportunity for a hearing, the
                  municipality finds:
                      (i) by clear and convincing evidence, that the applicant for a permit intentionally made a
                  false or misleading statement in the application regarding the placement or erection of the
                  billboard; or
                      (ii) by substantial evidence that the billboard is structurally unsafe, is in an unreasonable
                  state of repair, or has been abandoned for at least 12 months.
                      (3) A municipality may not allow a nonconforming billboard to be rebuilt for a reason
                  other than:
                      (a) those specified in Subsections (1) and (2);
                      (b) those provided in Title 72, Chapter 7, Part 5, Utah Outdoor Advertising Act; and
                      (c) those specified in the municipality's ordinance requiring or allowing a billboard
                  owner to relocate and rebuild an existing nonconforming billboard to an area within the
                  municipality where outdoor advertising is otherwise allowed under Title 72, Chapter 7, Part 5,
                  Utah Outdoor Advertising Act.


                      Section 43. Section 10-9a-514 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-106.5 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-106.5].     10-9a-514. Manufactured homes.
                      (1) For purposes of this section, a manufactured home is the same as defined in Section
                  58-56-3 , except that the manufactured home must be attached to a permanent foundation in
                  accordance with plans providing for vertical loads, uplift, and lateral forces and frost protection
                  in compliance with the applicable building code. All appendages, including carports, garages,
                  storage buildings, additions, or alterations must be built in compliance with the applicable
                  building code.
                      (2) A manufactured home may not be excluded from any land use zone or area in which
                  a single-family residence would be permitted, provided the manufactured home complies with all
                  local [zoning, building code, and subdivision requirements, including] land use ordinances,
                  building codes, and any restrictive covenants, applicable to a single family residence within that
                  zone or area.
                      (3) A municipality may not:
                      (a) adopt or enforce an ordinance or regulation that treats a proposed development that
                  includes manufactured homes differently than one that does not include manufactured homes; or
                      (b) reject a development plan based on the fact that the development is expected to
                  contain manufactured homes.
                      Section 44. Section 10-9a-515 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-108 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-108].     10-9a-515. Regulation of amateur radio antennas.
                      (1) A municipality may not enact or enforce an ordinance that does not comply with the
                  ruling of the Federal Communications Commission in "Amateur Radio Preemption, 101 FCC
                  2nd 952 (1985)" or a regulation related to amateur radio service adopted under 47 C.F.R. Part 97.
                      (2) If a municipality adopts an ordinance involving the placement, screening, or height of
                  an amateur radio antenna based on health, safety, or aesthetic conditions, the ordinance shall:
                      (a) reasonably accommodate amateur radio communications; and


                      (b) represent the minimal practicable regulation to accomplish the municipality's
                  purpose.
                      Section 45. Section 10-9a-516 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-501 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-501].     10-9a-516. Residential facilities for elderly persons.
                      (1) [(a)] A residential facility for elderly persons may not operate as a business.
                      [(b)] (2) A residential facility for elderly persons shall:
                      [(i)] (a) be owned by one of the residents or by an immediate family member of one of
                  the residents or be a facility for which the title has been placed in trust for a resident;
                      [(ii)] (b) be consistent with [existing zoning of] any existing, applicable land use
                  ordinance affecting the desired location; and
                      [(iii)] (c) be occupied on a 24-hour-per-day basis by eight or fewer elderly persons in a
                  family-type arrangement.
                      [(2)] (3) A residential facility for elderly persons may not be considered a business
                  because a fee is charged for food or for actual and necessary costs of operation and maintenance
                  of the facility.
                      Section 46. Section 10-9a-517 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-502 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-502].     10-9a-517. Municipal ordinances governing elderly residential
                  facilities.
                      (1) Each municipality shall adopt ordinances that establish that a residential facility for
                  elderly persons is a permitted use in any area where residential dwellings are allowed, except an
                  area zoned to permit exclusively single-family dwellings.
                      (2) The ordinances shall establish a permit process that may require only that:
                      (a) the facility meet [all applicable] each building, safety, [zoning] land use, and health
                  [ordinances] ordinance applicable to similar dwellings;
                      (b) adequate off-street parking space be provided;
                      (c) the facility be capable of use as a residential facility for elderly persons without


                  structural or landscaping alterations that would change the structure's residential character;
                      (d) residential facilities for elderly persons be reasonably dispersed throughout the
                  municipality;
                      (e) no person being treated for alcoholism or drug abuse be placed in a residential facility
                  for elderly persons; and
                      (f) placement in a residential facility for elderly persons be on a strictly voluntary basis
                  and not a part of, or in lieu of, confinement, rehabilitation, or treatment in a correctional facility.
                      Section 47. Section 10-9a-518 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-503 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-503].     10-9a-518. Municipal approval of elderly residential facilities.
                      (1) [(a)] Upon application for a permit to establish a residential facility for elderly
                  persons in any area where residential dwellings are allowed, except an area zoned to permit
                  exclusively single-family dwellings, the municipality [may decide only whether or not the
                  residential facility for elderly persons conforms to ordinances adopted by the municipality under
                  this part. (b) If the municipality determines that the residential facility for elderly persons
                  complies with the ordinances, it] shall grant the requested permit to [that facility.] the facility if
                  the facility is proposed outside of a zone regulated exclusively for single-family homes and shall
                  otherwise comply with Section 10-9a-519 if the facility is proposed in a land use zone regulated
                  exclusively for single-family homes.
                      (2) The use granted and permitted by this section is nontransferable and terminates if the
                  structure is devoted to a use other than a residential facility for elderly persons or if the structure
                  fails to comply with the ordinances adopted under this [part] section.
                      (3) If a municipality has not adopted ordinances under this [part] section at the time an
                  application for a permit to establish a residential facility for elderly persons is made, the
                  municipality shall grant the permit if it is established that the criteria set forth in this part have
                  been met by the facility.
                      Section 48. Section 10-9a-519 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-504 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:


                       [10-9-504].     10-9a-519. Elderly residential facilities in areas zoned exclusively for
                  single-family dwellings.
                      (1) For purposes of this section:
                      (a) no person who is being treated for alcoholism or drug abuse may be placed in a
                  residential facility for elderly persons; and
                      (b) placement in a residential facility for elderly persons shall be on a strictly voluntary
                  basis and may not be a part of, or in lieu of, confinement, rehabilitation, or treatment in a
                  correctional institution.
                      (2) Subject to the granting of a conditional use permit, a residential facility for elderly
                  persons shall be allowed in any [municipal zoning district] zone that is [zoned] regulated to
                  permit exclusively single-family dwelling use, if that facility:
                      (a) conforms to all applicable health, safety, [zoning] land use, and building codes;
                      (b) is capable of use as a residential facility for elderly persons without structural or
                  landscaping alterations that would change the structure's residential character; and
                      (c) conforms to the municipality's criteria, adopted by ordinance, governing the location
                  of residential facilities for elderly persons in areas zoned to permit exclusively single-family
                  dwellings.
                      (3) A municipality may, by ordinance, provide that no residential facility for elderly
                  persons be established within three-quarters mile of another existing residential facility for
                  elderly persons or residential facility for persons with a disability[, as defined by Section
                  10-9-605 ].
                      (4) The use granted and permitted by this section is nontransferable and terminates if the
                  structure is devoted to a use other than as a residential facility for elderly persons or if the
                  structure fails to comply with applicable health, safety, and building codes.
                      (5) (a) Municipal ordinances shall prohibit discrimination against elderly persons and
                  against residential facilities for elderly persons.
                      (b) The decision of a municipality regarding the application for a permit by a residential
                  facility for elderly persons must be based on legitimate land use criteria and may not be based on


                  the age of the facility's residents.
                      (6) The requirements of this section that a residential facility for elderly persons obtain a
                  conditional use permit or other permit do not apply if the facility meets the requirements of
                  existing [zoning] land use ordinances that allow a specified number of unrelated persons to live
                  together.
                      Section 49. Section 10-9a-520 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-605 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-605].     10-9a-520. Residences for persons with a disability.
                      [(1) As used in this section:]
                      [(a) "Disability" is defined in Section 57-21-2 .]
                      [(b) "Residential facility for persons with a disability" means a residence:]
                      [(i) in which more than one person with a disability resides; and]
                      [(ii) (A) is licensed or certified by the Department of Human Services under Title 62A,
                  Chapter 2, Licensure of Programs and Facilities; or]
                      [(B) is licensed or certified by the Department of Health under Title 26, Chapter 21,
                  Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act.]
                      [(2)] (1) Each municipality shall adopt an ordinance for residential facilities for persons
                  with a disability.
                      [(3)] (2) Each ordinance under Subsection [(2)] (1) shall:
                      (a) comply with Title 57, Chapter 21, Utah Fair Housing Act, and the federal Fair
                  Housing Amendments Act of 1988, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 3601 et seq.; and
                      (b) to the extent required by federal law, provide that a residential facility for persons
                  with a disability is a permitted use in any [zoning area] zone where similar residential dwellings
                  that are not residential facilities for persons with a disability are allowed.
                      [(4)] (3) Subject to Subsection [(3)] (2), an ordinance under Subsection [(2)] (1) may:
                      (a) require residential facilities for persons with a disability:
                      (i) to be reasonably dispersed throughout the municipality;
                      (ii) to be limited by number of occupants;


                      (iii) for residential facilities for persons with a disability that are substance abuse
                  facilities and are located within 500 feet of a school, to provide, in accordance with rules
                  established by the Department of Human Services under Title 62A, Chapter 2, Licensure of
                  Programs and Facilities:
                      (A) a security plan satisfactory to local law enforcement authorities;
                      (B) 24-hour supervision for residents; and
                      (C) other 24-hour security measures; and
                      (iv) to obtain permits that verify compliance with the same building, safety, and health
                  regulations as are applicable in the same [zoning area] zone to similar uses that are not residential
                  facilities for persons with a disability; and
                      (b) provide that a residential facility for persons with a disability that would likely create
                  a fundamental change in the character of a residential neighborhood may be excluded from a
                  [zoning area] zone.
                      [(5)] (4) The responsibility to license programs or entities that operate facilities for
                  persons with a disability, as well as to require and monitor the provision of adequate services to
                  persons residing in those facilities, shall rest with:
                      (a) for programs or entities licensed or certified by the Department of Human Services,
                  the Department of Human Services as provided in Title 62A, Chapter 5, Services to People with
                  Disabilities; and
                      (b) for programs or entities licensed or certified by the Department of Health, the
                  Department of Health under Title 26, Chapter 21, Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection
                  Act.
                      Section 50. Section 10-9a-601 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-801 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                 
Part 6. Subdivisions

                       [10-9-801].     10-9a-601. Enactment of subdivision ordinance.
                      (1) The legislative body of [any] a municipality may enact [a subdivision ordinance]
                  ordinances requiring that a subdivision plat comply with the provisions of the [subdivision]


                  ordinance and [be approved as required by] this part before:
                      [(1)] (a) it may be filed or recorded in the county recorder's office; and
                      [(2)] (b) lots may be sold.
                      (2) If the legislative body fails to enact a subdivision ordinance, the municipality may
                  regulate subdivisions only to the extent provided in this part.
                      Section 51. Section 10-9a-602 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-802 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-802].     10-9a-602. Planning commission preparation and recommendation of
                  subdivision ordinance -- Adoption or rejection by legislative body.
                      (1) The planning commission shall:
                      (a) prepare and recommend a proposed [subdivision] ordinance to the legislative body
                  that regulates the subdivision of land [in the municipality];
                      [(b) hold a public hearing on the proposed subdivision ordinance before making its final
                  recommendation to the legislative body; and]
                      (b) prepare and recommend or consider and recommend a proposed ordinance that
                  amends the regulation of the subdivision of the land in the municipality;
                      (c) provide [reasonable] notice [of the public hearing at least 14 days before the date of
                  the hearing.] consistent with Section 10-9a-205 ; and
                      [(2) The legislative body shall:]
                      [(a) hold a public hearing on the proposed subdivision ordinance recommended to it by
                  the planning commission; and]
                      [(b) provide reasonable notice of the public hearing at least 14 days before the date of the
                  hearing.]
                      [(3) After the public hearing, the]
                      (d) hold a public hearing on the proposed ordinance before making its final
                  recommendation to the legislative body.
                      (2) The municipal legislative body may[: (a)] adopt or reject the [subdivision] ordinance
                  either as proposed[; (b) amend the subdivision ordinance and adopt or reject it as amended; or


                  (c) reject the ordinance] by the planning commission or after making any revision the legislative
                  body considers appropriate.
                      Section 52. Section 10-9a-603 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-804 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-804].     10-9a-603. Plat required when land is subdivided -- Approval of plat
                  -- Recording plat.
                      (1) Unless exempt under Section [ 10-9-806 ] 10-9a-605 or [not included in] excluded
                  from the definition of subdivision under Subsection [ 10-9-103 (1)] 10-9a-103 (34), whenever any
                  [lands are] land is laid out and platted, the owner of [those lands] the land shall provide an
                  accurate plat that describes or specifies:
                      (a) a name or designation of the subdivision that is distinct from any plat already
                  recorded in the county recorder's office;
                      [(a)] (b) the boundaries, course, and dimensions of [the parcels of ground;] all of the
                  parcels of ground divided, by their boundaries, course, and extent, whether the owner proposes
                  that any parcel of ground is intended to be used as a street or for any other public use, and
                  whether any such area is reserved or proposed for dedication for a public purpose;
                      [(b) whether the parcels of ground are intended to be used as streets or for other public
                  uses, and whether any areas are reserved for public purposes;]
                      (c) the lot or unit reference, [the] block or building reference, [the] street or site address,
                  [the] street name or coordinate address, [the] acreage or square footage for all parcels, units, or
                  lots, and [the] length and width of the blocks and lots intended for sale; and
                      (d) every existing right-of-way and easement [grants] grant of record for underground
                  facilities, as defined in Section 54-8a-2 , and for other utility facilities.
                      (2) Subject to Subsections (3), (4), and (5), if the plat conforms to the municipality's
                  ordinances and this part and has been approved by the culinary water authority and the sanitary
                  sewer authority, the municipality shall approve the plat.
                      (3) The municipality may withhold an otherwise valid plat approval until the owner of
                  the land provides the legislative body with a tax clearance indicating that all taxes, interest, and


                  penalties owing on the land have been paid.
                      [(2)] (4) (a) The owner of the land shall acknowledge the plat before an officer
                  authorized by law to take the acknowledgement of conveyances of real estate and shall obtain the
                  signature of each individual designated by the municipality.
                      (b) The surveyor making the plat shall certify [it.] that the surveyor:
                      (i) holds a license in accordance with Title 58, Chapter 22, Professional Engineers and
                  Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Act;
                      (ii) has completed a survey of the property described on the plat in accordance with
                  Section 17-23-17 and has verified all measurements; and
                      (iii) has placed monuments as represented on the plat.
                      (c) [The] As applicable, the owner or operator of the underground and utility facilities
                  shall approve the [plat of its property interest if it specifies]:
                      (i) [the] boundary, course, dimensions, and intended use of the right-of-way and
                  easement grants of record;
                      (ii) [the] location of existing underground and utility facilities; and
                      (iii) [any] conditions or restrictions governing the location of the facilities within the
                  right-of-way, and easement grants of records, and utility facilities within the subdivision.
                      [(d) The legislative body shall approve the plat as provided in this part. Before the
                  legislative body may approve a plat, the owner of the land shall provide the legislative body with
                  a tax clearance indicating that all taxes, interest, and penalties owing on the land have been paid.]
                      [(3)] (5) (a) After the plat has been acknowledged, certified, and approved, the owner of
                  the land shall, [subject to Subsection (3)(b), record it] within the time period designated by
                  ordinance, record the plat in the county recorder's office in the county in which the lands platted
                  and laid out are situated.
                      [(b) An owner of land may not submit for recording a plat that gives the subdivision
                  described in the plat the same name as a subdivision in a plat already recorded in the county
                  recorder's office.]
                      (b) An owner's failure to record a plat within the time period designated by ordinance


                  renders the plat voidable.
                      Section 53. Section 10-9a-604 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-805 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-805].     10-9a-604. Subdivision plat approval procedure -- Effect of not
                  complying.
                      (1) A person may not submit a [plat of a] subdivision plat to the county recorder's office
                  for recording unless a recommendation has been received from the planning commission and:
                      (a) the plat has been approved by:
                      (i) the [legislative body] land use authority of the municipality in which the [subdivision]
                  land described in the plat is located; [or] and
                      (ii) other officers that the [municipal legislative body] municipality designates in [an] its
                  ordinance; and
                      (b) [the approval is] all approvals are entered in writing on the plat by the [mayor or
                  chairperson of the legislative body or by the other officers] designated [in the ordinance] officers.
                      [(2) In municipalities under the council-mayor form of government, Section 10-3-1219.5
                  governs.]
                      [(3)] (2) A subdivision plat recorded without the [approval] signatures required under
                  this section is void.
                      (3) A transfer of land pursuant to a void plat is voidable.
                      Section 54. Section 10-9a-605 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-806 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-806].     10-9a-605. Exemptions from plat requirement.
                      [(1) (a) Notwithstanding Sections 10-9-804 and 10-9-805 , a person may submit to the
                  county recorder's office for recording a document that subdivides property by metes and bounds
                  into less than ten lots, without the necessity of recording a plat, if:]
                      [(i) the planning commission, if required by municipal ordinance, has given the
                  municipal legislative body its recommendation, whether favorable or not; and]
                      [(ii) the document contains a certificate or written approval from:]


                      [(A) the legislative body of the municipality in which the property is located; or]
                      [(B) other officers that the municipal legislative body designates in an ordinance.]
                      [(b) By indicating its approval on a document under Subsection (1)(a), the municipal
                  legislative body or other officer designated by the municipal legislative officer certifies that:]
                      [(i) the planning commission:]
                      [(A) has given its recommendation to the municipal legislative body; or]
                      [(B) is not required by municipal ordinance to give its recommendation;]
                      (1) Notwithstanding Sections 10-9a-603 and 10-9a-604 , the land use authority may
                  approve a subdivision of ten lots or less without a plat, by certifying in writing that:
                      (a) the municipality has provided notice as required by ordinance and Sections 10-9a-206
                  and 10-9a-207 ; and
                      [(ii)] (b) the proposed subdivision:
                      (i) is not traversed by the mapped lines of a proposed street as shown in the general plan
                  and does not require the dedication of any land for street or other public purposes; [and]
                      [(iii) if the subdivision is located in a zoned area, each lot in the subdivision meets the
                  frontage, width, and area requirements of the zoning ordinance or has been granted a variance
                  from those requirements by the board of adjustment.]
                      [(2) Municipalities under the council-mayor form of government shall comply with
                  Section 10-3-1219.5 .]
                      (ii) has been approved by the culinary water authority and the sanitary sewer authority;
                      (iii) is located in a zoned area; and
                      (iv) conforms to all applicable land use ordinances or has properly received a variance
                  from the requirements of an otherwise conflicting and applicable land use ordinance.
                      [(3)] (2) (a) Subject to Subsection [(3)(b)] (1), a lot or parcel resulting from a division of
                  agricultural land is exempt from the plat requirements of Section [ 10-9-804 ] 10-9a-603 if the lot
                  or parcel:
                      (i) qualifies as land in agricultural use under Title 59, Chapter 2, Part 5, Farmland
                  Assessment Act;


                      (ii) meets the minimum size requirement of applicable [zoning] land use ordinances; and
                      (iii) is not used and will not be used for any nonagricultural purpose.
                      (b) The boundaries of each lot or parcel exempted under Subsection [(3)(a)] (1) shall be
                  graphically illustrated on a record of survey map that, after receiving the same approvals as are
                  required for a plat under Section [ 10-9-805 ] 10-9a-604 , shall be recorded with the county
                  recorder.
                      (c) If a lot or parcel exempted under Subsection [(3)(a)] (2)(a) is used for a
                  nonagricultural purpose, the municipality [in which the lot or parcel is located] may require the
                  lot or parcel to comply with the requirements of Section [ 10-9-804 ] 10-9a-603 .
                      [(4)] (3) (a) Documents recorded in the county recorder's office that divide property by a
                  metes and bounds description do not create [a] an approved subdivision allowed by this part
                  unless the land use authority's certificate of written approval required by Subsection (1)[(a)(ii)] is
                  attached to the document.
                      (b) The absence of the certificate or written approval required by Subsection (1)[(a)(ii)]
                  does not affect the validity of a recorded document.
                      (c) A document [recorded under Subsection (1)(a)] which does not meet the
                  requirements of Subsection (1)[(a)(ii)] may be corrected [to comply with Subsection (1)(a)(ii)] by
                  the recording of an affidavit to which the required certificate or written approval is attached in
                  accordance with Section 57-3-106 .
                      Section 55. Section 10-9a-606 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-806.5 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-806.5].     10-9a-606. Common area parcels on a plat -- No separate
                  ownership -- Ownership interest equally divided among other parcels on plat and included
                  in description of other parcels.
                      (1) A parcel designated as common area on a plat recorded in compliance with this part
                  may not be separately owned or conveyed independent of the other parcels created by the plat.
                      (2) The ownership interest in a parcel described in Subsection (1) shall:
                      (a) for purposes of assessment, be divided equally among all parcels created by the plat,


                  unless a different division of interest for assessment purposes is indicated on the plat or an
                  accompanying recorded document; and
                      (b) be considered to be included in the description of each instrument describing a parcel
                  on the plat by its identifying plat number, even if the common area interest is not explicitly stated
                  in the instrument.
                      Section 56. Section 10-9a-607 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-807 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-807].     10-9a-607. Dedication of streets and other public places.
                      (1) Plats, when made, acknowledged, and recorded according to the procedures specified
                  in this part, operate as a dedication of all streets and other public places, and vest the fee of those
                  parcels of land in the municipality for the public for the uses named or intended in those plats.
                      (2) The dedication established by this section does not impose liability upon the
                  municipality for streets and other public places that are dedicated in this manner but are
                  unimproved.
                      Section 57. Section 10-9a-608 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-808 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-808].     10-9a-608. Vacating or changing a subdivision plat.
                      (1) (a) Subject to [Subsection (2), the legislative body of a municipality or any other
                  officer that the legislative body designates by ordinance] Section 10-9a-610 , and provided that
                  notice has been given pursuant to local ordinance and Section 10-9a-208 , the land use authority
                  may, with or without a petition, consider and resolve any proposed vacation, alteration, or
                  amendment of a subdivision plat, any portion of a subdivision plat, or any street, lot, or alley
                  contained in a subdivision plat [at a public hearing].
                      (b) If a petition is filed, the [responsible body or officer] land use authority shall hold
                  [the] a public hearing within 45 days after receipt of the planning commission's recommendation
                  under Subsection (2) if:
                      (i) the plat change includes the vacation of a public street or alley;
                      (ii) any owner within the plat notifies the municipality of their objection in writing within


                  ten days of mailed notification; or
                      (iii) a public hearing is required because all of the owners in the subdivision have not
                  signed the revised plat.
                      (2) (a) [Before the legislative body or officer designated by the legislative body may
                  consider] The planning commission shall consider and provide a recommendation for a proposed
                  vacation, alteration, or amendment under Subsection (1)(a) or (6)[, the legislative body or officer
                  shall refer the proposal to the planning commission for its recommendation] before the land use
                  authority takes final action.
                      (b) The planning commission shall give its recommendation within 30 days after the
                  proposed vacation, alteration, or amendment is referred to it, or as that time period is extended by
                  agreement with the applicant.
                      (3) Any fee owner, as shown on the last county assessment rolls, of land within the
                  subdivision that has been laid out and platted as provided in this part may, in writing, petition
                  [the legislative body] to have the plat, any portion of it, or any street or lot contained in it,
                  vacated, altered, or amended as provided in this section.
                      (4) Each petition to vacate, alter, or amend an entire plat, a portion of a plat, or a street or
                  lot contained in a plat shall include:
                      (a) the name and address of all owners of record of the land contained in the entire plat;
                      (b) the name and address of all owners of record of land adjacent to any street that is
                  proposed to be vacated, altered, or amended; and
                      (c) the signature of each of these owners who consents to the petition.
                      (5) (a) A petition that lacks the consent of all owners referred to in Subsection (4) may
                  not be scheduled for consideration at a public hearing before the [legislative body] planning
                  commission until the notice required by [this part] Section 10-9a-207 or 10-9a-208 , as applicable
                  is given.
                      (b) The petitioner shall pay the cost of the notice.
                      (6) Subject to Subsection (2), if the [responsible body or officer] applicant proposes to
                  vacate, alter, or amend a subdivision plat, or any street or lot contained in a subdivision plat,


                  [they] the planning commission shall consider the issue at a public hearing after giving the notice
                  required by [this part] Section 10-9a-207 or 10-9a-208 , as applicable.
                      (7) (a) The owners of record of adjacent parcels that are described by either a metes and
                  bounds description or a recorded plat may exchange title to portions of those parcels if the
                  exchange of title is approved by the [planning commission, or such other person or board as the
                  municipal legislative body may designate,] land use authority in accordance with Subsection
                  (7)(b).
                      (b) The [planning commission, or such other person or board as the municipal legislative
                  body may designate,] land use authority shall approve an exchange of title under Subsection
                  (7)(a) if:
                      (i) no new dwelling lot or housing unit will result from the exchange of title; and
                      (ii) the exchange of title will not result in a violation of [applicable zoning requirements]
                  any land use ordinance.
                      (c) If an exchange of title is approved under Subsection (7)(b), a notice of approval shall
                  be recorded [by the planning commission, or such other person or board as the municipal
                  legislative body may designate,] in the office of the county recorder which:
                      (i) is executed by each owner included in the exchange and by the [planning commission,
                  or such other person or board as the municipal legislative body may designate] land use
                  authority;
                      (ii) contains an acknowledgment for each party executing the notice in accordance with
                  the provisions of Title 57, Chapter 2a, Recognition of Acknowledgments Act; and
                      (iii) recites the descriptions of both the original parcels and the parcels created by the
                  exchange of title.
                      (d) A notice of approval recorded under this Subsection (7) does not act as a conveyance
                  of title to real property and is not required for the recording of a document purporting to convey
                  title to real property.
                      (8) (a) The name of a recorded subdivision may be changed by recording an amended
                  plat making that change, as provided in this section and subject to Subsection (8)(c).


                      (b) The surveyor [making] preparing the amended plat shall certify [it.] that the surveyor:
                      (i) holds a license in accordance with Title 58, Chapter 22, Professional Engineers and
                  Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Act;
                      (ii) has completed a survey of the property described on the plat in accordance with
                  Section 17-23-17 and has verified all measurements; and
                      (iii) has placed monuments as represented on the plat.
                      (c) An owner of land may not submit for recording an amended plat that gives the
                  subdivision described in the amended plat the same name as a subdivision in a plat already
                  recorded in the county recorder's office.
                      (d) Except as provided in Subsection (8)(a), the recording of a declaration or other
                  document that purports to change the name of a recorded plat is [void] voidable.
                      [(9) Municipalities operating under the council-mayor form of government shall comply
                  with Section 10-3-1219.5 .]
                      Section 58. Section 10-9a-609 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-810 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-810].     10-9a-609. Land use authority consideration of petition to vacate or
                  change a plat -- Criteria for vacating or changing a plat -- Recording the vacation or
                  change.
                      (1) [(a)] Within 30 days after the public hearing required by this part, [the responsible
                  body or officer] or as that time period may be extended by agreement of the parties, the land use
                  authority shall consider the petition to vacate or change a plat.
                      [(b)] (2) If the [responsible body or officer] land use authority is satisfied that neither the
                  public interest nor any person will be materially injured by the proposed vacation, alteration, or
                  amendment, and that there is good cause for the vacation, alteration, or amendment, the
                  [legislative body, by ordinance,] land use authority may vacate, alter, or amend the plat, any
                  portion of the plat, or any street or lot.
                      [(c)] (3) The [responsible body or officer] land use authority may approve the vacation,
                  alteration, or amendment by [ordinance] resolution, amended plat, administrative order, or deed


                  containing a stamp or mark indicating approval by the [responsible body or officer] land use
                  authority.
                      [(d)] (4) The [responsible body or officer] land use authority shall ensure that the
                  vacation, alteration, or amendment is recorded in the office of the county recorder in which the
                  land is located.
                      [(2) An aggrieved party may appeal the responsible body's or officer's decision to district
                  court as provided in Section 10-9-1001 .]
                      [(3) Municipalities operating in a council-mayor form of government shall comply with
                  Section 10-3-1219.5 .]
                      (5) The action of the land use authority vacating or narrowing a street or alley that has
                  been dedicated to public use shall operate to the extent to which it is vacated or narrowed, upon
                  the effective date of the vacating ordinance, as a revocation of the acceptance thereof, and the
                  relinquishment of the city's fee therein, but the right-of-way and easements therein, if any, of any
                  lot owner and the franchise rights of any public utility may not be impaired thereby.
                      Section 59. Section 10-9a-610 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-901 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-901].     10-9a-610. Restrictions for solar and other energy devices.
                      [(1) The legislative body, in order to protect and ensure access to sunlight for solar
                  energy devices, may adopt regulations governing legislative subdivision development plans that
                  relate to the use of restrictive covenants or solar easements, height restrictions, side yard and
                  setback requirements, street and building orientation and width requirements, height and location
                  of vegetation with respect to property boundary lines, and other permissible forms of land use
                  controls.]
                      [(2)] The [legislative body] land use authority may refuse to approve or renew any plat
                  [or], subdivision plan, or dedication of any street or other ground, if [the] deed restrictions,
                  covenants, or similar binding agreements running with the land for the lots or parcels covered by
                  the plat or subdivision prohibit or have the effect of prohibiting reasonably sited and designed
                  solar collectors, clotheslines, or other energy devices based on renewable resources from being


                  installed on buildings erected on lots or parcels covered by the plat or subdivision.
                      Section 60. Section 10-9a-611 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-811 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-811].     10-9a-611. Prohibited acts.
                      (1) (a) An owner of any land located in a subdivision[, as defined in this chapter,] who
                  transfers or sells any land in that subdivision before a plat of the subdivision has been approved
                  and recorded violates this part for each lot or parcel transferred or sold.
                      (b) The description by metes and bounds in [the] an instrument of transfer or other
                  documents used in the process of selling or transferring does not exempt the transaction from
                  being a violation of Subsection (1)(a) or from the penalties or remedies provided in this chapter.
                      (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Subsection (1), the recording of an
                  instrument of transfer or other document used in the process of selling or transferring real
                  property that violates this part:
                      (i) does not affect the validity of the instrument or other document; and
                      (ii) does not affect whether the property that is the subject of the instrument or other
                  document complies with applicable municipal ordinances on land use and development.
                      (2) (a) A municipality may bring an action against an owner to require the property to
                  conform to the provisions of this part or an ordinance enacted under the authority of this part.
                      (b) An action under this Subsection (2) may include an injunction, abatement, merger of
                  title, or any other appropriate action or proceeding to prevent, enjoin, or abate the violation.
                      (c) A municipality need only establish the violation to obtain the injunction.
                      Section 61. Section 10-9a-701 is enacted to read:
                 
Part 7. Appeal Authority and Variances

                      10-9a-701. Appeal authority required -- Condition precedent to judicial review --
                  Appeal authority duties.
                      (1) Each municipality adopting a land use ordinance shall, by ordinance, establish one or
                  more appeal authorities to hear and decide:
                      (a) requests for variances from the terms of the land use ordinances; and


                      (b) appeals from decisions applying the land use ordinances.
                      (2) As a condition precedent to judicial review, each adversely affected person shall
                  timely and specifically challenge a land use authority's decision, in accordance with local
                  ordinance.
                      (3) An appeal authority:
                      (a) shall:
                      (i) act in a quasi-judicial manner; and
                      (ii) serve as the final arbiter of issues involving the interpretation or application of land
                  use ordinances; and
                      (b) may not entertain an appeal of a matter in which the appeal authority, or any
                  participating member, had first acted as the land use authority.
                      (4) By ordinance, a municipality may:
                      (a) designate a separate appeal authority to hear requests for variances than the appeal
                  authority it designates to hear appeals;
                      (b) designate one or more separate appeal authorities to hear distinct types of appeals of
                  land use authority decisions;
                      (c) require an adversely affected party to present to an appeal authority every theory of
                  relief that it can raise in district court;
                      (d) not require an adversely affected party to pursue duplicate or successive appeals
                  before the same or separate appeal authorities as a condition of the adversely affected party's duty
                  to exhaust administrative remedies; and
                      (e) provide that specified types of land use decisions may be appealed directly to the
                  district court.
                      (5) If the municipality establishes or, prior to the effective date of this chapter, has
                  established a multiperson board, body, or panel to act as an appeal authority, at a minimum the
                  board, body, or panel shall:
                      (a) notify each of its members of any meeting or hearing of the board, body, or panel;
                      (b) provide each of its members with the same information and access to municipal


                  resources as any other member;
                      (c) convene only if a quorum of its members is present; and
                      (d) act only upon the vote of a majority of its convened members.
                      Section 62. Section 10-9a-702 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-707 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-707].     10-9a-702. Variances.
                      (1) Any person or entity desiring a waiver or modification of the requirements of [the
                  zoning] a land use ordinance as applied to a parcel of property that he owns, leases, or in which
                  he holds some other beneficial interest may apply to the [board of adjustment] applicable appeal
                  authority for a variance from the terms of the [zoning] ordinance.
                      (2) (a) The [board of adjustment] appeal authority may grant a variance only if:
                      (i) literal enforcement of the [zoning] ordinance would cause an unreasonable hardship
                  for the applicant that is not necessary to carry out the general purpose of the [zoning ordinance]
                  land use ordinances;
                      (ii) there are special circumstances attached to the property that do not generally apply to
                  other properties in the same [district] zone;
                      (iii) granting the variance is essential to the enjoyment of a substantial property right
                  possessed by other property in the same [district] zone;
                      (iv) the variance will not substantially affect the general plan and will not be contrary to
                  the public interest; and
                      (v) the spirit of the [zoning] land use ordinance is observed and substantial justice done.
                      (b) (i) In determining whether or not enforcement of the [zoning] land use ordinance
                  would cause unreasonable hardship under Subsection (2)(a), the [board of adjustment] appeal
                  authority may not find an unreasonable hardship unless the alleged hardship:
                      (A) is located on or associated with the property for which the variance is sought; and
                      (B) comes from circumstances peculiar to the property, not from conditions that are
                  general to the neighborhood.
                      (ii) In determining whether or not enforcement of the [zoning] land use ordinance would


                  cause unreasonable hardship under Subsection (2)(a), the [board of adjustment] appeal authority
                  may not find an unreasonable hardship if the hardship is self-imposed or economic.
                      (c) In determining whether or not there are special circumstances attached to the property
                  under Subsection (2)(a), the [board of adjustment] appeal authority may find that special
                  circumstances exist only if the special circumstances:
                      (i) relate to the hardship complained of; and
                      (ii) deprive the property of privileges granted to other properties in the same [district]
                  zone.
                      (3) The applicant shall bear the burden of proving that all of the conditions justifying a
                  variance have been met.
                      (4) Variances run with the land.
                      (5) The [board of adjustment and any other body] appeal authority may not grant a use
                  [variances] variance.
                      (6) In granting a variance, the [board of adjustment] appeal authority may impose
                  additional requirements on the applicant that will:
                      (a) mitigate any harmful affects of the variance; or
                      (b) serve the purpose of the standard or requirement that is waived or modified.
                      Section 63. Section 10-9a-703 is enacted to read:
                      10-9a-703. Appealing a land use authority's decision.
                      The applicant, a board or officer of the municipality, or any person adversely affected by
                  the land use authority's decision administering or interpreting a land use ordinance may, within
                  the time period provided by ordinance, appeal that decision to the appeal authority by alleging
                  that there is error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the land use
                  authority in the administration or interpretation of the land use ordinance.
                      Section 64. Section 10-9a-704 is enacted to read:
                      10-9a-704. Time to appeal.
                      (1) The municipality shall enact an ordinance establishing a reasonable time to appeal a
                  decision of a land use authority to an appeal authority.


                      (2) In the absence of such an ordinance and at a minimum, an adversely affected party
                  shall have ten calendar days to appeal.
                      Section 65. Section 10-9a-705 is enacted to read:
                      10-9a-705. Burden of proof.
                      The appellant has the burden of proving that the land use authority erred.
                      Section 66. Section 10-9a-706 is enacted to read:
                      10-9a-706. Due process.
                      (1) Each appeal authority shall conduct each appeal and variance request as provided in
                  local ordinance.
                      (2) Each appeal authority shall respect the due process rights of each of the participants.
                      Section 67. Section 10-9a-707 is enacted to read:
                      10-9a-707. Standard of review for appeals.
                      (1) A municipality may, by ordinance, designate the standard of review for appeals of
                  land use authority decisions.
                      (2) If the municipality fails to designate a standard of review of factual matters, the
                  appeal authority shall review the matter de novo.
                      (3) The appeal authority shall determine the correctness of a decision of the land use
                  authority in its interpretation and application of a land use ordinance.
                      (4) Only those decisions in which a land use authority has applied a land use ordinance to
                  a particular application, person, or parcel may be appealed to an appeal authority.
                      Section 68. Section 10-9a-708 is enacted to read:
                      10-9a-708. Final decision.
                      (1) A decision of an appeal authority takes effect on the date when the appeal authority
                  issues a written decision, or as otherwise provided by ordinance.
                      (2) A written decision, or other event as provided by ordinance, constitutes a final
                  decision under Subsection 10-9a-802 (2)(a) or a final action under Subsection 10-9a-801 (4).
                      Section 69. Section 10-9a-801 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-1001 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:


                 
Part 8. District Court Review

                       [10-9-1001].     10-9a-801. No district court review until administrative
                  remedies exhausted -- Time for filing -- Tolling of time -- Standards governing court review
                  -- Record on review -- Staying of decision.
                      (1) No person may challenge in district court a municipality's land use [decisions]
                  decision made under this chapter, or under [the] a regulation made under authority of this
                  chapter, until that person has exhausted [his] the person's administrative remedies as provided in
                  Part 7, Appeal Authority and Variances, if applicable.
                      (2) (a) Any person adversely affected by [any] a final decision made in the exercise of or
                  in violation of the provisions of this chapter may file a petition for review of the decision with
                  the district court within 30 days after the local land use decision is [rendered] final.
                      (b) (i) The time under Subsection (2)(a) to file a petition is tolled from the date a
                  property owner files a request for arbitration of a constitutional taking issue with the property
                  rights ombudsman under Section 63-34-13 until 30 days after:
                      (A) the arbitrator issues a final award; or
                      (B) the property rights ombudsman issues a written statement under Subsection
                  63-34-13 (4)(b) declining to arbitrate or to appoint an arbitrator.
                      (ii) A tolling under Subsection (2)(b)(i) operates only as to the specific constitutional
                  taking issue that is the subject of the request for arbitration filed with the property rights
                  ombudsman by a property owner.
                      (iii) A request for arbitration filed with the property rights ombudsman after the time
                  under Subsection (2)(a) to file a petition has expired does not affect the time to file a petition.
                      (3) (a) The courts shall:
                      [(a)] (i) presume that [land use decisions and regulations are] a decision, ordinance, or
                  regulation made under the authority of this chapter is valid; and
                      [(b)] (ii) determine only whether or not the decision, ordinance, or regulation is arbitrary,
                  capricious, or illegal.
                      (b) A decision, ordinance, or regulation involving the exercise of legislative discretion is


                  valid if the decision, ordinance, or regulation is reasonably debatable and not illegal.
                      (c) A final decision of a land use authority or an appeal authority is valid if the decision
                  is supported by substantial evidence in the record and is not arbitrary, capricious, or illegal.
                      (d) A determination of illegality requires a determination that the decision, ordinance, or
                  regulation violates a law, statute, or ordinance in effect at the time the decision was made or the
                  ordinance or regulation adopted.
                      (4) The provisions of Subsection (2)(a) apply from the date on which the municipality
                  takes final action on a land use application for any adversely affected third party, if the
                  municipality conformed with the notice provisions of Part 2, Notice, or for any person who had
                  actual notice of the pending decision.
                      (5) If the municipality has complied with Section 10-9a-205 , a challenge to the
                  enactment of a land use ordinance or general plan may not be filed with the district court more
                  than 30 days after the enactment.
                      (6) The petition is barred unless it is filed within 30 days after the appeal authority's
                  decision is final.
                      (7) (a) The land use authority or appeal authority, as the case may be, shall transmit to
                  the reviewing court the record of its proceedings, including its minutes, findings, orders, and, if
                  available, a true and correct transcript of its proceedings.
                      (b) If the proceeding was tape recorded, a transcript of that tape recording is a true and
                  correct transcript for purposes of this Subsection (7).
                      (8) (a) (i) If there is a record, the district court's review is limited to the record provided
                  by the land use authority or appeal authority, as the case may be.
                      (ii) The court may not accept or consider any evidence outside the record of the land use
                  authority or appeal authority, as the case may be, unless that evidence was offered to the land use
                  authority or appeal authority, respectively, and the court determines that it was improperly
                  excluded.
                      (b) If there is no record, the court may call witnesses and take evidence.
                      (9) (a) The filing of a petition does not stay the decision of the land use authority or


                  authority appeal authority, as the case may be.
                      (b) (i) Before filing a petition under this section or a request for mediation or arbitration
                  of a constitutional taking issue under Section 63-34-13 , the aggrieved party may petition the
                  appeal authority to stay its decision.
                      (ii) Upon receipt of a petition to stay, the appeal authority may order its decision stayed
                  pending district court review if the appeal authority finds it to be in the best interest of the
                  municipality.
                      (iii) After a petition is filed under this section or a request for mediation or arbitration of
                  a constitutional taking issue is filed under Section 63-34-13 , the petitioner may seek an
                  injunction staying the appeal authority's decision.
                      Section 70. Section 10-9a-802 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-1002 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-1002].     10-9a-802. Enforcement.
                      (1) (a) A municipality or any adversely affected owner of real estate within the
                  municipality in which violations of this chapter or ordinances enacted under the authority of this
                  chapter occur or are about to occur may, in addition to other remedies provided by law, institute:
                      (i) injunctions, mandamus, abatement, or any other appropriate actions; or
                      (ii) proceedings to prevent, enjoin, abate, or remove the unlawful building, use, or act.
                      (b) A municipality need only establish the violation to obtain the injunction.
                      (2) (a) The municipality may enforce the ordinance by withholding building permits.
                      (b) It is unlawful to erect, construct, reconstruct, alter, or change the use of any building
                  or other structure within a municipality without approval of a building permit.
                      (c) The municipality may not issue a building permit unless the plans of and for the
                  proposed erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, or use fully conform to all regulations
                  then in effect.
                      Section 71. Section 10-9a-803 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-1003 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [10-9-1003].     10-9a-803. Penalties.


                      (1) The [municipal legislative body] municipality may, by ordinance, establish civil
                  penalties for violations of any of the provisions of this chapter or of any ordinances adopted
                  under the authority of this chapter.
                      (2) Violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or of any ordinances adopted under
                  the authority of this chapter [are] is punishable as a class C misdemeanor upon conviction either:
                      (a) as a class C misdemeanor; or
                      (b) by imposing the appropriate civil penalty adopted under the authority of this section.
                      Section 72. Section 11-36-201 is amended to read:
                       11-36-201. Impact fees -- Analysis -- Capital facilities plan -- Notice of plan --
                  Summary -- Exemptions.
                      (1) (a) Each local political subdivision and private entity shall comply with the
                  requirements of this chapter before establishing or modifying any impact fee.
                      (b) A local political subdivision may not:
                      (i) establish any new impact fees that are not authorized by this chapter; or
                      (ii) impose or charge any other fees as a condition of development approval unless those
                  fees are a reasonable charge for the service provided.
                      (c) Notwithstanding any other requirements of this chapter, each local political
                  subdivision shall ensure that each existing impact fee that is charged for any public facility not
                  authorized by Subsection 11-36-102 (12) is repealed by July 1, 1995.
                      (d) (i) Existing impact fees for public facilities authorized in Subsection 11-36-102 (12)
                  that are charged by local political subdivisions need not comply with the requirements of this
                  chapter until July 1, 1997.
                      (ii) By July 1, 1997, each local political subdivision shall:
                      (A) review any impact fees in existence as of the effective date of this act, and prepare
                  and approve the analysis required by this section for each of those impact fees; and
                      (B) ensure that the impact fees comply with the requirements of this chapter.
                      (2) (a) Before imposing impact fees, each local political subdivision shall prepare a
                  capital facilities plan.


                      (b) (i) As used in this Subsection (2)(b):
                      (A) (I) "Affected entity" means each county, municipality, independent special district
                  under Title 17A, Chapter 2, Independent Special Districts, local district under Title 17B, Chapter
                  2, Local Districts, school district, interlocal cooperation entity established under Chapter 13,
                  Interlocal Cooperation Act, and specified public utility:
                      (Aa) whose services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
                  modification because of the facilities proposed in the proposed capital facilities plan; or
                      (Bb) that has filed with the local political subdivision or private entity a copy of the
                  general or long-range plan of the county, municipality, independent special district, local district,
                  school district, interlocal cooperation entity, or specified public utility.
                      (II) "Affected entity" does not include the local political subdivision or private entity that
                  is required under this Subsection (2) to provide notice.
                      (B) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
                  telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
                      (ii) Before preparing a capital facilities plan for facilities proposed on land located within
                  a county of the first or second class, each local political subdivision and each private entity shall
                  provide written notice, as provided in this Subsection (2)(b), of its intent to prepare a capital
                  facilities plan.
                      (iii) Each notice under Subsection (2)(b)(ii) shall:
                      (A) indicate that the local political subdivision or private entity intends to prepare a
                  capital facilities plan;
                      (B) describe or provide a map of the geographic area where the proposed capital facilities
                  will be located;
                      (C) be sent to:
                      (I) each county in whose unincorporated area and each municipality in whose boundaries
                  is located the land on which the proposed facilities will be located;
                      (II) each affected entity;
                      (III) the Automated Geographic Reference Center created in Section 63A-6-202 ;


                      (IV) the association of governments, established pursuant to an interlocal agreement
                  under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, in which the facilities are proposed to be
                  located; and
                      (V) the state planning coordinator appointed under Section 63-38d-202 ; and
                      (D) with respect to the notice to affected entities, invite the affected entities to provide
                  information for the local political subdivision or private entity to consider in the process of
                  preparing, adopting, and implementing a capital facilities plan concerning:
                      (I) impacts that the facilities proposed in the capital facilities plan may have on the
                  affected entity; and
                      (II) facilities or uses of land that the affected entity is planning or considering that may
                  conflict with the facilities proposed in the capital facilities plan.
                      (c) The plan shall identify:
                      (i) demands placed upon existing public facilities by new development activity; and
                      (ii) the proposed means by which the local political subdivision will meet those
                  demands.
                      (d) Municipalities and counties need not prepare a separate capital facilities plan if the
                  general plan required by Sections 10-9-301 and 17-27-301 contains the elements required by
                  Subsection (2)(c).
                      (e) (i) If a local political subdivision prepares an independent capital facilities plan rather
                  than including a capital facilities element in the general plan, the local political subdivision shall,
                  before adopting the capital facilities plan:
                      (A) give public notice of the plan according to this Subsection (2)(e);
                      (B) at least 14 days before the date of the public hearing:
                      (I) make a copy of the plan, together with a summary designed to be understood by a lay
                  person, available to the public; and
                      (II) place a copy of the plan and summary in each public library within the local political
                  subdivision; and
                      (C) hold a public hearing to hear public comment on the plan.


                      (ii) Municipalities shall comply with the notice and hearing requirements of, and, except
                  as provided in Subsection 11-36-401 (4)(f), receive the protections of[, Subsections 10-9-103 (2)
                  and 10-9-402 (2)] Sections 10-9a-205 and 10-9a-801 and Subsection 10-9a-502 (2).
                      (iii) Counties shall comply with the notice and hearing requirements of, and, except as
                  provided in Subsection 11-36-401 (4)(f), receive the protections of[, Subsections 17-27-103 (2)
                  and 17-27-402 (2)] Sections 17-27a-205 and 17-27a-801 and Subsection 17-27a-502 (2).
                      (iv) Special districts and private entities shall comply with the notice and hearing
                  requirements of, and receive the protections of, Section 17A-1-203 .
                      (v) Nothing contained in this Subsection (2)(e) or in the subsections referenced in
                  Subsections (2)(e)(ii) and (iii) may be construed to require involvement by a planning
                  commission in the capital facilities planning process.
                      (f) (i) Local political subdivisions with a population or serving a population of less than
                  5,000 as of the last federal census need not comply with the capital facilities plan requirements of
                  this part, but shall ensure that the impact fees imposed by them are based upon a reasonable plan.
                      (ii) Subsection (2)(f)(i) does not apply to private entities.
                      (3) In preparing the plan, each local political subdivision shall generally consider all
                  revenue sources, including impact fees, to finance the impacts on system improvements.
                      (4) A local political subdivision may only impose impact fees on development activities
                  when its plan for financing system improvements establishes that impact fees are necessary to
                  achieve an equitable allocation to the costs borne in the past and to be borne in the future, in
                  comparison to the benefits already received and yet to be received.
                      (5) (a) Each local political subdivision imposing impact fees shall prepare a written
                  analysis of each impact fee that:
                      (i) identifies the impact on system improvements required by the development activity;
                      (ii) demonstrates how those impacts on system improvements are reasonably related to
                  the development activity;
                      (iii) estimates the proportionate share of the costs of impacts on system improvements
                  that are reasonably related to the new development activity; and


                      (iv) based upon those factors and the requirements of this chapter, identifies how the
                  impact fee was calculated.
                      (b) In analyzing whether or not the proportionate share of the costs of public facilities are
                  reasonably related to the new development activity, the local political subdivision shall identify,
                  if applicable:
                      (i) the cost of existing public facilities;
                      (ii) the manner of financing existing public facilities, such as user charges, special
                  assessments, bonded indebtedness, general taxes, or federal grants;
                      (iii) the relative extent to which the newly developed properties and the other properties
                  in the municipality have already contributed to the cost of existing public facilities, by such
                  means as user charges, special assessments, or payment from the proceeds of general taxes;
                      (iv) the relative extent to which the newly developed properties and the other properties
                  in the municipality will contribute to the cost of existing public facilities in the future;
                      (v) the extent to which the newly developed properties are entitled to a credit because the
                  municipality is requiring their developers or owners, by contractual arrangement or otherwise, to
                  provide common facilities, inside or outside the proposed development, that have been provided
                  by the municipality and financed through general taxation or other means, apart from user
                  charges, in other parts of the municipality;
                      (vi) extraordinary costs, if any, in servicing the newly developed properties; and
                      (vii) the time-price differential inherent in fair comparisons of amounts paid at different
                  times.
                      (c) Each local political subdivision that prepares a written analysis under this Subsection
                  (5) on or after July 1, 2000 shall also prepare a summary of the written analysis, designed to be
                  understood by a lay person.
                      (6) Each local political subdivision that adopts an impact fee enactment under Section
                  11-36-202 on or after July 1, 2000 shall, at least 14 days before adopting the enactment, submit
                  to each public library within the local political subdivision:
                      (a) a copy of the written analysis required by Subsection (5)(a); and


                      (b) a copy of the summary required by Subsection (5)(c).
                      (7) Nothing in this chapter may be construed to repeal or otherwise eliminate any impact
                  fee in effect on the effective date of this act that is pledged as a source of revenues to pay bonded
                  indebtedness that was incurred before the effective date of this act.
                      Section 73. Section 11-36-202 is amended to read:
                       11-36-202. Impact fees -- Enactment -- Required provisions.
                      (1) (a) Each local political subdivision wishing to impose impact fees shall pass an
                  impact fee enactment.
                      (b) The impact fee imposed by that enactment may not exceed the highest fee justified by
                  the impact fee analysis performed pursuant to Section 11-36-201 .
                      (c) In calculating the impact fee, each local political subdivision may include:
                      (i) the construction contract price;
                      (ii) the cost of acquiring land, improvements, materials, and fixtures;
                      (iii) the cost for planning, surveying, and engineering fees for services provided for and
                  directly related to the construction of the system improvements; and
                      (iv) debt service charges, if the political subdivision might use impact fees as a revenue
                  stream to pay the principal and interest on bonds, notes, or other obligations issued to finance the
                  costs of the system improvements.
                      (d) In enacting an impact fee enactment:
                      (i) municipalities shall:
                      (A) make a copy of the impact fee enactment available to the public at least 14 days
                  before the date of the public hearing; and
                      (B) comply with the notice and hearing requirements of, and, except as provided in
                  Subsection 11-36-401 (4)(f), receive the protections of[, Subsections 10-9-103 (2) and
                  10-9-802 (2)] Sections 10-9a-207 and 10-9a-801 ;
                      (ii) counties shall:
                      (A) make a copy of the impact fee enactment available to the public at least 14 days
                  before the date of the public hearing; and


                      (B) comply with the notice and hearing requirements of, and, except as provided in
                  Subsection 11-36-401 (4)(f), receive the protections of[, Subsections 17-27-103 (2) and
                  17-27-802 (2)] Sections 17-27a-207 and 17-27a-801 ; and
                      (iii) special districts shall:
                      (A) make a copy of the impact fee enactment available to the public at least 14 days
                  before the date of the public hearing; and
                      (B) comply with the notice and hearing requirements of, and receive the protections of,
                  Section 17A-1-203 .
                      (e) Nothing contained in Subsection (1)(d) or in the subsections referenced in
                  Subsections (1)(d)(i)(B) and (ii)(B) may be construed to require involvement by a planning
                  commission in the impact fee enactment process.
                      (2) The local political subdivision shall ensure that the impact fee enactment contains:
                      (a) a provision establishing one or more service areas within which it shall calculate and
                  impose impact fees for various land use categories;
                      (b) either:
                      (i) a schedule of impact fees for each type of development activity that specifies the
                  amount of the impact fee to be imposed for each type of system improvement; or
                      (ii) the formula that the local political subdivision will use to calculate each impact fee;
                      (c) a provision authorizing the local political subdivision to adjust the standard impact
                  fee at the time the fee is charged to:
                      (i) respond to unusual circumstances in specific cases; and
                      (ii) ensure that the impact fees are imposed fairly; and
                      (d) a provision governing calculation of the amount of the impact fee to be imposed on a
                  particular development that permits adjustment of the amount of the fee based upon studies and
                  data submitted by the developer.
                      (3) The local political subdivision may include a provision in the impact fee enactment
                  that:
                      (a) exempts low income housing and other development activities with broad public


                  purposes from impact fees and establishes one or more sources of funds other than impact fees to
                  pay for that development activity;
                      (b) imposes an impact fee for public facility costs previously incurred by a local political
                  subdivision to the extent that new growth and development will be served by the previously
                  constructed improvement; and
                      (c) allows a credit against impact fees for any dedication of land for, improvement to, or
                  new construction of, any system improvements provided by the developer if the facilities:
                      (i) are identified in the capital facilities plan; and
                      (ii) are required by the local political subdivision as a condition of approving the
                  development activity.
                      (4) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), the local political subdivision may not
                  impose an impact fee to cure deficiencies in public facilities serving existing development.
                      (5) Notwithstanding the requirements and prohibitions of this chapter, a local political
                  subdivision may impose and assess an impact fee for environmental mitigation when:
                      (a) the local political subdivision has formally agreed to fund a Habitat Conservation
                  Plan to resolve conflicts with the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 16 U.S.C. Sec 1531, et seq. or
                  other state or federal environmental law or regulation;
                      (b) the impact fee bears a reasonable relationship to the environmental mitigation
                  required by the Habitat Conservation Plan; and
                      (c) the legislative body of the local political subdivision adopts an ordinance or
                  resolution:
                      (i) declaring that an impact fee is required to finance the Habitat Conservation Plan;
                      (ii) establishing periodic sunset dates for the impact fee; and
                      (iii) requiring the legislative body to:
                      (A) review the impact fee on those sunset dates;
                      (B) determine whether or not the impact fee is still required to finance the Habitat
                  Conservation Plan; and
                      (C) affirmatively reauthorize the impact fee if the legislative body finds that the impact


                  fee must remain in effect.
                      (6) Each political subdivision shall ensure that any existing impact fee for environmental
                  mitigation meets the requirements of Subsection (5) by July 1, 1995.
                      (7) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, municipalities imposing impact
                  fees to fund fire trucks as of the effective date of this act may impose impact fees for fire trucks
                  until July 1, 1997.
                      (8) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a local political subdivision may
                  impose and collect impact fees on behalf of a school district if authorized by Section
                  53A-20-100.5 .
                      Section 74. Section 11-36-401 is amended to read:
                       11-36-401. Impact fees -- Challenges -- Appeals.
                      (1) Any person or entity residing in or owning property within a service area, and any
                  organization, association, or corporation representing the interests of persons or entities owning
                  property within a service area, may file a declaratory judgment action challenging the validity of
                  the fee.
                      (2) (a) Any person or entity required to pay an impact fee who believes the fee does not
                  meet the requirements of law may file a written request for information with the local political
                  subdivision who established the fee.
                      (b) Within two weeks of the receipt of the request for information, the local political
                  subdivision shall provide the person or entity with the written analysis required by Section
                  11-36-201 , the capital facilities plan, and with any other relevant information relating to the
                  impact fee.
                      (3) (a) Any local political subdivision may establish, by ordinance, an administrative
                  appeals procedure to consider and decide challenges to impact fees.
                      (b) If the local political subdivision establishes an administrative appeals procedure, the
                  local political subdivision shall ensure that the procedure includes a requirement that the local
                  political subdivision make its decision no later than 30 days after the date the challenge to the
                  impact fee is filed.


                      (4) (a) In addition to the method of challenging an impact fee under Subsection (1), a
                  person or entity that has paid an impact fee that was imposed by a local political subdivision may
                  challenge:
                      (i) if the impact fee enactment was adopted on or after July 1, 2000:
                      (A) whether the local political subdivision complied with the notice requirements of this
                  chapter with respect to the imposition of the impact fee; and
                      (B) whether the local political subdivision complied with other procedural requirements
                  of this chapter for imposing the impact fee; and
                      (ii) except as limited by Subsection (4)(a)(i), the impact fee.
                      (b) A challenge under Subsection (4)(a) may not be initiated unless it is initiated within:
                      (i) for a challenge under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(A), 30 days after the person or entity pays
                  the impact fee;
                      (ii) for a challenge under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(B), 180 days after the person or entity pays
                  the impact fee; or
                      (iii) for a challenge under Subsection (4)(a)(ii), one year after the person or entity pays
                  the impact fee.
                      (c) A challenge under Subsection (4)(a) is initiated by filing:
                      (i) if the local political subdivision has established an administrative appeals procedure
                  under Subsection (3), the necessary document, under the administrative appeals procedure, for
                  initiating the administrative appeal;
                      (ii) a request for arbitration as provided in Subsection 11-36-402 (1); or
                      (iii) an action in district court.
                      (d) (i) The sole remedy for a challenge under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(A) is the equitable
                  remedy of requiring the local political subdivision to correct the defective notice and repeat the
                  process.
                      (ii) The sole remedy for a challenge under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(B) is the equitable remedy
                  of requiring the local political subdivision to correct the defective process.
                      (iii) The sole remedy for a challenge under Subsection (4)(a)(ii) is a refund of the


                  difference between what the person or entity paid as an impact fee and the amount the impact fee
                  should have been if it had been correctly calculated.
                      (e) Nothing in this Subsection (4) may be construed as requiring a person or entity to
                  exhaust administrative remedies with the local political subdivision before filing an action in
                  district court under this Subsection (4).
                      (f) The protections given to a municipality under [Subsection 10-9-103 (2)] Section
                  10-9a-801 and to a county under [Subsection 17-27-103 (2)] Section 17-27a-801 do not apply in a
                  challenge under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(A).
                      (5) The judge may award reasonable attorneys' fees and costs to the prevailing party in
                  any action brought under this section.
                      (6) Nothing in this chapter may be construed as restricting or limiting any rights to
                  challenge impact fees that were paid before the effective date of this chapter.
                      Section 75. Section 17-27a-101 , which is renumbered from Section 17-27-101 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                 
CHAPTER 27a. COUNTY LAND USE, DEVELOPMENT, AND MANAGEMENT     ACT

                 
Part 1. General Provisions

                       [17-27-101].     17-27a-101. Title.
                      This chapter [shall be] is known as the "County Land Use, Development, and
                  Management Act."
                      Section 76. Section 17-27a-102 , which is renumbered from Section 17-27-102 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [17-27-102].     17-27a-102. Purposes -- General land use authority.
                      [(1) To accomplish the purpose]
                      (1) (a) The purposes of this chapter[, and in order] are to provide for the health, safety,
                  and welfare, and promote the prosperity, improve the morals, peace and good order, comfort,
                  convenience, and aesthetics of [the] each county and its present and future inhabitants and
                  businesses, to protect the tax base, to secure economy in governmental expenditures, to foster the
                  state's agricultural and other industries, to protect both urban and nonurban development, to


                  protect and ensure access to sunlight for solar energy devices, and to protect property values[,].
                      (b) To accomplish the purposes of this chapter, counties may enact all ordinances,
                  resolutions, and rules and may enter into other forms of land use controls and development
                  agreements that they consider necessary or appropriate for the use and development of land
                  within the unincorporated area of the county, including ordinances, resolutions, [and] rules,
                  restrictive covenants, easements, and development agreements governing uses, density, open
                  spaces, structures, buildings, energy-efficiency, light and air, air quality, transportation and
                  public or alternative transportation, infrastructure, street and building orientation and width
                  requirements, public facilities, and height and location of vegetation, [and] trees, and
                  landscaping, unless [those ordinances, resolutions, or rules are] expressly prohibited by law.
                      (2) [A] Each county shall comply with the mandatory provisions of this part before any
                  agreement or contract to provide goods, services, or municipal-type services to any storage
                  facility or transfer facility for high-level nuclear waste, or greater than class C radioactive waste,
                  may be executed or implemented.
                      Section 77. Section 17-27a-103 , which is renumbered from Section 17-27-103 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [17-27-103].     17-27a-103. Definitions.
                      [(1)] As used in this chapter:
                      (1) "Affected entity" means a county, municipality, independent special district under
                  Title 17A, Chapter 2, Independent Special Districts, local district under Title 17B, Chapter 2,
                  Local Districts, school district, interlocal cooperation entity established under Title 11, Chapter
                  13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, specified public utility, or the Utah Department of
                  Transportation, if:
                      (a) the entity's services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
                  modification because of an intended use of land;
                      (b) the entity has filed with the county a copy of the entity's general or long-range plan;
                  or
                      (c) the entity's boundaries or facilities are within one mile of land that is the subject of a


                  general plan amendment or land use ordinance change.
                      (2) "Appeal authority" means the person, board, commission, agency, or other body
                  designated by ordinance to decide an appeal of a decision of a land use application or a variance.
                      [(a)] (3) "Billboard" means a freestanding ground sign located on industrial, commercial,
                  or residential property if the sign is designed or intended to direct attention to a business,
                  product, or service that is not sold, offered, or existing on the property where the sign is located.
                      [(b)] (4) "Chief executive officer" means the person or body that exercises the executive
                  powers of the county.
                      [(c)] (5) "Conditional use" means a land use that, because of its unique characteristics or
                  potential impact on the county, surrounding neighbors, or adjacent land uses, may not be
                  compatible in some areas or may be compatible only if certain conditions are required that
                  mitigate or eliminate the detrimental impacts.
                      [(d)] (6) "Constitutional taking" [has the meaning as defined in Section 63-34-13 .] means
                  a governmental action that results in a taking of private property so that compensation to the
                  owner of the property is required by the:
                      [(e) "County" means the unincorporated area of the county.]
                      (a) Fifth or Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States; or
                      (b) Utah Constitution Article I, Section 22.
                      (7) "Culinary water authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
                  responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of the culinary water system and sources for
                  the subject property.
                      (8) (a) "Disability" means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one
                  or more of a person's major life activities, including a person having a record of such an
                  impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment.
                      (b) "Disability" does not include current illegal use of, or addiction to, any federally
                  controlled substance, as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 802.
                      [(f)] (9) "Elderly person" means a person who is 60 years old or older, who desires or
                  needs to live with other elderly persons in a group setting, but who is capable of living


                  independently.
                      [(g)] (10) "Gas corporation" has the same meaning as defined in Section 54-2-1 .
                      [(h) (i)] (11) "General plan" means a document that a county adopts that sets forth
                  general guidelines for proposed future development of the unincorporated land within the
                  county[, as set forth in Sections 17-27-301 and 17-27-302 ].
                      [(ii) "General plan" includes what is also commonly referred to as a "master plan."]
                      (12) "Identical plans" means building plans submitted to a county that are substantially
                  identical building plans that were previously submitted to and reviewed and approved by the
                  county and describe a building that is:
                      (a) located on land zoned the same as the land on which the building described in the
                  previously approved plans is located; and
                      (b) subject to the same geological and meteorological conditions and the same law as the
                  building described in the previously approved plans.
                      [(i)] (13) "Interstate pipeline company" means a person or entity engaged in natural gas
                  transportation subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under the
                  Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 717 et seq.
                      [(j)] (14) "Intrastate pipeline company" means a person or entity engaged in natural gas
                  transportation that is not subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
                  under the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 717 et seq.
                      (15) "Land use application" means an application required by a county's land use
                  ordinance.
                      (16) "Land use authority" means a person, board, commission, agency, or other body
                  designated by the local legislative body to act upon a land use application.
                      (17) "Land use ordinance" means a planning, zoning, development, or subdivision
                  ordinance of the county, but does not include the general plan.
                      [(k)] (18) "Legislative body" means the county legislative body, or for a county that has
                  adopted an alternative form of government, the body exercising legislative powers.
                      [(l)] (19) "Lot line adjustment" means the relocation of the property boundary line in a


                  subdivision between two adjoining lots with the consent of the owners of record.
                      [(m) "Municipality" means a city or town.]
                      [(n) "Nonconforming]
                      (20) "Moderate income housing" means housing occupied or reserved for occupancy by
                  households with a gross household income equal to or less than 80% of the median gross income
                  for households of the same size in the county in which the housing is located.
                      (21) "Nominal fee" means a fee that reasonably reimburses a county only for time spent
                  and expenses incurred in:
                      (a) verifying that building plans are identical plans; and
                      (b) reviewing and approving those minor aspects of identical plans that differ from the
                  previously reviewed and approved building plans.
                      (22) "Noncomplying structure" means a structure that:
                      [(i)] (a) legally existed before its current [zoning] land use designation; and
                      [(ii)] (b) because of one or more subsequent [zoning] land use ordinance changes, does
                  not conform [with] to the [zoning regulation's] setback, height restrictions, or other regulations
                  [that] , excluding those regulations that govern the [structure] use of land.
                      [(o)] (23) "Nonconforming use" means a use of land that:
                      [(i)] (a) legally existed before its current [zoning] land use designation;
                      [(ii)] (b) has been maintained continuously since the time the [zoning] land use ordinance
                  regulation governing the land changed; and
                      [(iii)] (c) because of one or more subsequent [zoning] land use ordinance changes, does
                  not conform [with] to the [zoning] regulations that now govern the use of the land.
                      [(p) "Official map" has the same meaning as provided in Section 72-5-401 .]
                      (24) "Official map" means a map drawn by county authorities and recorded in the county
                  recorder's office that:
                      (a) shows actual and proposed rights-of-way, centerline alignments, and setbacks for
                  highways and other transportation facilities;
                      (b) provides a basis for restricting development in designated rights-of-way or between


                  designated setbacks to allow the government authorities time to purchase or otherwise reserve the
                  land; and
                      (c) has been adopted as an element of the county's general plan.
                      [(q)] (25) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, organization,
                  association, trust, governmental agency, or any other legal entity.
                      (26) "Plan for moderate income housing" means a written document adopted by a county
                  legislative body that includes:
                      (a) an estimate of the existing supply of moderate income housing located within the
                  county;
                      (b) an estimate of the need for moderate income housing in the county for the next five
                  years as revised biennially;
                      (c) a survey of total residential land use;
                      (d) an evaluation of how existing land uses and zones affect opportunities for moderate
                  income housing; and
                      (e) a description of the county's program to encourage an adequate supply of moderate
                  income housing.
                      [(r)] (27) "Plat" means a map or other graphical representation of lands being laid out and
                  prepared in accordance with Section [ 17-27-804 ] 17-27a-603 , 17-23-17 , or 57-8-13 .
                      (28) "Public hearing" means a hearing at which members of the public are provided a
                  reasonable opportunity to comment on the subject of the hearing.
                      (29) "Public meeting" means a meeting that is required to be open to the public under
                  Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings.
                      [(s)] (30) "Record of survey map" means a map of a survey of land prepared in
                  accordance with Section 17-23-17 .
                      [(t) (i)] (31) "Residential facility for elderly persons" means a single-family or
                  multiple-family dwelling unit that meets the requirements of Part [5 and any ordinance adopted
                  under authority of that part. (ii) "Residential facility for elderly persons"] 4, General Plan, but
                  does not include a health care facility as defined by Section 26-21-2 .


                      (32) "Residential facility for persons with a disability" means a residence:
                      (a) in which more than one person with a disability resides; and
                      (b) (i) is licensed or certified by the Department of Human Services under Title 62A,
                  Chapter 2, Licensure of Programs and Facilities; or
                      (ii) is licensed or certified by the Department of Health under Title 26, Chapter 21,
                  Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act.
                      (33) "Sanitary sewer authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
                  responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of sanitary sewer services or onsite
                  wastewater systems.
                      [(u)] (34) "Special district" means [all entities] any entity established under the authority
                  of Title 17A, Special Districts, and any other governmental or quasi-governmental entity that is
                  not a county, municipality, school district, or unit of the state.
                      [(v) "Street" means public rights-of-way, including highways, avenues, boulevards,
                  parkways, roads, lanes, walks, alleys, viaducts, subways, tunnels, bridges, public easements, and
                  other ways.]
                      (35) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
                  telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
                      (36) "Street" means a public right-of-way, including a highway, avenue, boulevard,
                  parkway, road, lane, walk, alley, viaduct, subway, tunnel, bridge, public easement, or other way.
                      [(w) (i)] (37) (a) "Subdivision" means any land that is divided, resubdivided or proposed
                  to be divided into two or more lots, parcels, sites, units, plots, or other division of land for the
                  purpose, whether immediate or future, for offer, sale, lease, or development either on the
                  installment plan or upon any and all other plans, terms, and conditions.
                      [(ii)] (b) "Subdivision" includes:
                      (i) the division or development of land whether by deed, metes and bounds description,
                  devise and testacy, [lease,] map, plat, or other recorded instrument[.]; and
                      (ii) except as provided in Subsection (37)(c), divisions of land for residential and
                  nonresidential uses, including land used or to be used for commercial, agricultural, and industrial


                  purposes.
                      [(iii)] (c) "Subdivision" does not include:
                      [(A)] (i) a bona fide division or partition of agricultural land for agricultural purposes;
                      [(B)] (ii) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining properties adjusting their
                  mutual boundary if:
                      [(I)] (A) no new lot is created; and
                      [(II)] (B) the adjustment does not [result in a violation of] violate applicable [zoning]
                  land use ordinances;
                      [(C)] (iii) a recorded document, executed by the owner of record[,]:
                      (A) revising the legal description of more than one contiguous unsubdivided parcel of
                  property into one legal description encompassing all such parcels of property; or
                      (B) joining a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that has not been
                  subdivided, if the joinder does not violate applicable land use ordinances; or
                      [(D)] (iv) a bona fide division or partition of land in a county other than a first class
                  county for the purpose of siting, on one or more of the resulting separate parcels:
                      [(I)] (A) an unmanned facility appurtenant to a pipeline owned or operated by a gas
                  corporation, interstate pipeline company, or intrastate pipeline company; or
                      [(II)] (B) an unmanned telecommunications, microwave, fiber optic, electrical, or other
                  utility service regeneration, transformation, retransmission, or amplification facility.
                      [(iv)] (d) The joining of a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that
                  has not been subdivided does not constitute a ["]subdivision["] under this Subsection [(1)(w)]
                  (37) as to the unsubdivided parcel of property or subject the unsubdivided parcel to the county's
                  subdivision ordinance.
                      (38) "Township" means a contiguous, geographically defined portion of the
                  unincorporated area of a county, established under this part or reconstituted or reinstated under
                  Section 17-27a-307 , with planning and zoning functions as exercised through the township
                  planning commission, as provided in this chapter, but with no legal or political identity separate
                  from the county and no taxing authority, except that "township" means a former township under


                  Chapter 308, Laws of Utah 1996 where the context so indicates.
                      [(x)] (39) "Unincorporated" means the area outside of the incorporated [boundaries of
                  cities and towns] area of a municipality.
                      [(2) (a) A county meets the requirements of reasonable notice required by this chapter if
                  it:]
                      [(i) posts notice of the hearing or meeting in at least three public places within the
                  jurisdiction and publishes notice of the hearing or meeting in a newspaper of general circulation
                  in the jurisdiction, if one is available; or]
                      [(ii) gives actual notice of the hearing or meeting.]
                      [(b) A county legislative body may enact an ordinance establishing stricter notice
                  requirements than those required by this Subsection (2).]
                      [(c) (i) Proof that one of the two forms of notice authorized by this Subsection (2) was
                  given is prima facie evidence that notice was properly given.]
                      [(ii) If notice given under authority of this section is not challenged as provided in
                  Section 17-27-1001 within 30 days from the date of the meeting for which the notice was given,
                  the notice is considered adequate and proper.]
                      (40) "Zoning map" means a map, adopted as part of a land use ordinance, that depicts
                  land use zones, overlays, or districts.
                      Section 78. Section 17-27a-104 , which is renumbered from Section 17-27-104 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [17-27-104].     17-27a-104. Stricter requirements.
                      (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), [counties] a county may enact [ordinances] an
                  ordinance imposing stricter requirements or higher standards than are required by this chapter.
                      (2) A county may not impose stricter requirements or higher standards than are required
                  by:
                      (a) Section [ 17-27-105 ] 17-27a-305 ;
                      (b) Section [ 17-27-105.5 ] 17-27a-513 ;
                      [(c) Part 5, Residential Facilities for Elderly; and]


                      [(d) Part 6, Residential Facilities for Persons with a Disability.]
                      (c) Section 17-27a-515 ; and
                      (d) Section 17-27a-519 .
                      Section 79. Section 17-27a-201 is enacted to read:
                 
Part 2. Notice

                      17-27a-201. Required notice.
                      (1) At a minimum, each county shall provide actual notice or the notice required by this
                  part.
                      (2) A county may by ordinance require greater notice than required under this part.
                      Section 80. Section 17-27a-202 is enacted to read:
                      17-27a-202. Applicant notice.
                      For each land use application, the county shall notify the applicant of the date, time, and
                  place of each public hearing and public meeting to consider the application and of any final
                  action on a pending application.
                      Section 81. Section 17-27a-203 , which is renumbered from Section 17-27-301.5 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                       [17-27-301.5].     17-27a-203. Notice of intent to prepare a general plan or
                  comprehensive general plan amendments in certain counties.
                      [(1) As used in this section:]
                      [(a) (i) "Affected entity" means each county, municipality, independent special district
                  under Title 17A, Chapter 2, Independent Special Districts, local district under Title 17B, Chapter
                  2, Local Districts, school district, interlocal cooperation entity established under Title 11,
                  Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, and specified public utility:]
                      [(A) whose services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
                  modification because of an intended use of land; or]
                      [(B) that has filed with the county a copy of the entity's general or long-range plan.]
                      [(ii) "Affected entity" does not include the county that is required under this section to
                  provide notice.]


                      [(b) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
                  telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .]
                      [(2)] (1) Before preparing a proposed general plan or [amendments to an existing] a
                  comprehensive general plan amendment, each county of the first or second class shall provide
                  [written] ten calendar days notice[, as provided in this section,] of its intent to prepare a proposed
                  general plan or [amendments to] a comprehensive general plan[.] amendment to:
                      (a) each affected entity;
                      (b) the Automated Geographic Reference Center created in Section 63A-6-202 ;
                      (c) the association of governments, established pursuant to an interlocal agreement under
                  Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, of which the county is a member; and
                      (d) the state planning coordinator appointed under Section 63-38d-202 .
                      [(3)] (2) Each notice under Subsection [(2)] (1) shall:
                      (a) indicate that the county intends to prepare a general plan or [amendments to] a
                  comprehensive general plan amendment, as the case may be;
                      (b) describe or provide a map of the geographic area that will be affected by the general
                  plan or [amendments to a general plan] amendment;
                      (c) be sent [to:] by mail, e-mail, or other effective means;
                      [(i) each affected entity;]
                      [(ii) the Automated Geographic Reference Center created in Section 63A-6-202 ;]
                      [(iii) the association of governments, established pursuant to an interlocal agreement
                  under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, of which the county is a member; and]
                      [(iv) the state planning coordinator appointed under Section 63-38d-202 ;]
                      (d) [with respect to the notice to affected entities,] invite the affected entities to provide
                  information for the county to consider in the process of preparing, adopting, and implementing a
                  general plan or [amendments to a general plan] amendment concerning:
                      (i) impacts that the use of land proposed in the proposed general plan or [amendments to
                  a general plan] amendment may have [on the affected entity]; and
                      (ii) uses of land within the county that the affected entity is [planning or] considering that


                  may conflict with the proposed general plan or [amendments to the general plan] amendment;
                  and
                      (e) include the address of an Internet website, if the county has one, and the name and
                  telephone number of a person where more information can be obtained concerning the county's
                  proposed general plan or [amendments to a general plan] amendment.
                      Section 82. Section 17-27a-204 is enacted to read:
                      17-27a-204. Notice of public hearings and public meetings to consider general plan
                  or modifications.
                      (1) A county shall provide:
                      (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the original
                  adoption or any modification of all or any portion of a general plan; and
                      (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
                      (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be at least ten calendar
                  days before the public hearing and shall be:
                      (a) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area;
                      (b) mailed to each affected entity; and
                      (c) posted:
                      (i) in at least three public locations within the county; or
                      (ii) on the county's official website.
                      (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours
                  before the meeting and shall be:
                      (a) submitted to a newspaper of general circulation in the area; and
                      (b) posted:
                      (i) in at least three public locations within the county; or
                      (ii) on the county's official website.
                      Section 83. Section 17-27a-205 is enacted to read:
                      17-27a-205. Notice of public hearings and public meetings on adoption or
                  modification of land use ordinance.


                      (1) Each county shall give:
                      (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the adoption
                  or modification of a land use ordinance; and
                      (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
                      (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be:
                      (a) mailed to each affected entity at least ten calendar days before the public hearing;
                      (b) posted:
                      (i) in at least three public locations within the county; or
                      (ii) on the county's official website; and
                      (c) (i) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area at least ten calendar
                  days before the public hearing; or
                      (ii) mailed at least three days before the public hearing to:
                      (A) each property owner whose land is directly affected by the land use ordinance
                  change; and
                      (B) each adjacent property owner within the parameters specified by county ordinance.
                      (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours
                  before the hearing and shall be posted:
                      (a) in at least three public locations within the county; or
                      (b) on the county's official website.
                      Section 84. Section 17-27a-206 is enacted to read:
                      17-27a-206. Third party notice.
                      (1) If a county requires notice to adjacent property owners, the county shall:
                      (a) mail notice to the record owner of each parcel within parameters specified by county
                  ordinance; or
                      (b) post notice on the property with a sign of sufficient size, durability, print quality, and
                  location that is reasonably calculated to give notice to passers-by.
                      (2) If a county mails notice to third party property owners under Subsection (1), it shall
                  mail equivalent notice to property owners within an adjacent jurisdiction.


                      Section 85. Section 17-27a-207 is enacted to read:
                      17-27a-207. Notice for a proposed subdivision or amendment or a multiple-unit
                  residential or commercial or industrial development.
                      (1) For a proposed subdivision or an amendment to a subdivision, each county shall
                  provide notice of the date, time, and place of a public hearing that is:
                      (a) mailed not less than three calendar days before the public hearing and addressed to
                  the record owner of each parcel within specified parameters of that property; or
                      (b) posted not less than three calendar days before the public hearing, on the property
                  proposed for subdivision, in a visible location, with a sign of sufficient size, durability, and print
                  quality that is reasonably calculated to give notice to passers-by.
                      (2) Each county shall mail notice to each affected entity of a public hearing to consider a
                  preliminary plat describing a multiple-unit residential development or a commercial or industrial
                  development.
                      (3) Each county shall provide notice as required by Section 17-27a-208 for a subdivision
                  that involves a vacation, alteration, or amendment of a street.
                      Section 86. Section 17-27a-208 is enacted to read:
                      17-27a-208. Hearing and notice for proposal to vacate, alter, or amend a plat.
                      For any proposal to vacate, alter, or amend a platted street, the land use authority shall
                  hold a public hearing and shall give notice of the date, place, and time of the hearing by:
                      (1) mailing notice as required in Section 17-27a-207 ;
                      (2) mailing notice to each affected entity; and
                      (3) (a) publishing notice once a week for four consecutive weeks before the hearing in a
                  newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the land subject to the petition is located;
                  or
                      (b) if there is no newspaper of general circulation in the county, posting the property and
                  posting notice in three public places for four consecutive weeks before the hearing.
                      Section 87. Section 17-27a-209 is enacted to read:
                      17-27a-209. Notice challenge.


                      If notice given under authority of this part is not challenged under Section 17-27a-801
                  within 30 days after the meeting or action for which notice is given, the notice is considered
                  adequate and proper.
                      Section 88. Section 17-27a-301 , which is renumbered from Section 17-27-201 is
                  renumbered and amended to read:
                 
Part 3. Planning Commission

                       [17-27-201].     17-27a-301. Ordinance establishing planning commission
                  required -- Exception -- Ordinance requirements -- Township planning commission --
                  Compensation.
                      (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(b), each county shall enact an ordinance
                  establishing a countywide planning commission for the unincorporated areas of the county not
                  within a township.
                      (b) Subsection (1)(a) does not apply if all of the county is included within any
                  combination of:
                      (i) municipalities; and
                      (ii) townships with their own planning commissions.
                      (2) The ordinance [establishing a countywide planning commission] shall define:
                      (a) the number and terms of the members and, if the county chooses, alternate members;
                      (b) the mode of appointment;
                      (c) the procedures for filling vacancies and removal from office; [and]
                      (d) the authority of the planning commission; and
                      [(d)] (e) other details relating to the organization and procedures of the planning
                  commission.
                      (3) (a) If the county establishes a township planning [commissions] commission, the
                  county legislative body shall enact an ordinance defining appointment procedures, procedures for
                  filling vacancies and removing members from office, and other details relating to the
                  organization and procedures of each township planning commission.
                      (b) The planning commission for each township shall consist of seven members who,


                  except as provided in Subsection (3)(e), shall be appointed by:
                      (i) in a county operating under a form of government in which the executive and
                  legislative functions of the governing body are separated, the county executive with the advice
                  and consent of the county legislative body; or
                      (ii) in a county operating under a form of government in which the executive and
                  legislative functions of the governing body are not separated, the county legislative body.
                      (c) (i) Members shall serve four-year terms and until their successors are appointed or, as
                  provided in Subsection (3)(e), elected and qualified.
                      (ii) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (3)(c)(i) and except as provided in
                  Subsection (3)(e), members of the first planning commissions shall be appointed so that, for each
                  commission, the terms of at least one member and no more than two members expire each year.
                      (d) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(d)(ii), each member of a township planning
                  commission shall be a registered voter residing within the township.
                      (ii) (A) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(d)(i), one member of a planning commission of a
                  township reconstituted under Chapter 389, Laws of Utah 1997, or reinstated or established under
                  Subsection [ 17-27-200.5 (2)] 17-27a-306 (1)(e)(i) may be an appointed member who is a
                  registered voter residing outside the township if that member:
                      (I) is an owner of real property located within the township; and
                      (II) resides within the county in which the township is located.
                      (B) (I) Each appointee under Subsection (3)(d)(ii)(A) shall be chosen by the township
                  planning commission from a list of three persons submitted by the county legislative body.
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