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S.B. 78 Enrolled
This bill modifies a provision relating to the expanded county commission form of
. 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 [
(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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