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S.B. 78 Enrolled






Sponsor: David L. Thomas

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                  General Description:
                      This bill modifies a provision relating to the expanded county commission form of
                  Highlighted Provisions:
                      This bill:
                      .    eliminates a conflict with another provision by eliminating the requirement that
                  county commission members in an expanded county commission form of
                  government be elected at large.
                  Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
                  Other Special Clauses:
                  Utah Code Sections Affected:
                      17-52-502, as enacted by Chapter 133, Laws of Utah 2000
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 17-52-502 is amended to read:
                       17-52-502. Expanded county commission form of government.
                      (1) Each county operating under an expanded county commission form of government
                  shall be governed by a county commission consisting of five or seven members.
                      (2) A county commission under the expanded county commission form of government

                  is both the county legislative body and the county executive and has the powers, duties, and
                  functions of a county legislative body under Chapter 53, Part 2, County Legislative Body, and the
                  powers, duties, and functions of a county executive under Chapter 53, Part 3, County Executive.
                      (3) Except as otherwise provided in an optional plan adopted under this chapter:
                      (a) the term of office of each county commission member is four years;
                      (b) the terms of county commission members shall be staggered so that approximately
                  half the members are elected at alternating regular general election dates; and
                      (c) each county commission member shall be elected [at large].
                      (4) (a) If multiple at-large county commission positions are vacant for an election, the
                  positions shall be designated "county commission seat A," "county commission seat B," and so
                  on as necessary for the number of vacant positions.
                      (b) Each candidate who files a declaration of candidacy when multiple positions are
                  vacant shall designate the letter of the county commission seat for which the candidate is a
                      (c) No person may file a declaration of candidacy for, be a candidate for, or be elected to
                  two county commission positions in the same election.

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