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Second Substitute S.B. 60

Representative J. Stuart Adams proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
LOCAL LAND USE DEVELOPMENT AND

             2     
MANAGEMENT AMENDMENTS

             3     
2005 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Sponsor: Gregory S. Bell

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies county and municipal land use, development, and management
             10      provisions.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    reorganizes and modifies county and municipal land use, development, and
             14      management provisions;
             15          .    includes the protection of access to sunlight for solar energy devices in the
             16      statement of the purposes of county and municipal land use provisions;
             17          .    modifies provisions giving counties and municipalities general authority over land
             18      use matters;
             19          .    modifies existing and adds new definitions;
             20          .    modifies notice provisions related to land use applications, the preparation of a
             21      general plan and amendments, land use ordinances, and subdivisions;
             22          .    modifies provisions related to planning commission appointment and powers;
             23          .    modifies provisions related to the preparation, adoption, content, and effect of a
             24      general plan;
             25          .    modifies provisions related to the preparation, adoption, and content of land use


             26      ordinances;
             27          .    enacts a provision relating to the imposition of exactions;
             28          .    enacts provisions related to land use approval standards and the rights that vest with
             29      approval;
             30          .    modifies provisions related to the preparation, enactment, and content of
             31      subdivision ordinances;
             32          .    modifies provisions related to subdivision plats;
             33          .    provides that a transfer of land by a void plat is voidable;
             34          .    modifies a provision relating to exemptions from plat requirements;
             35          .    authorizes counties and municipalities to designate a land use authority to decide
             36      certain land use matters;
             37          .    requires counties and municipalities to designate an appeal authority to handle
             38      appeals of certain land use matters;
             39          .    enacts provisions relating to procedures and standards applicable to appeals before
             40      the appeal authority;
             41          .    modifies provisions relating to appeals to the district court;
             42          .    repeals provisions relating to a board of adjustment;
             43          .    repeals provisions relating to vacating a street or alley;
             44          .    repeals a provision relating to planning commission organization and procedures;
             45      and
             46          .    makes technical changes.
             47      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             48          None
             49      Other Special Clauses:
             50          This bill provides a coordination clause.
             51      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             52      AMENDS:
             53          9-4-1204, as last amended by Chapter 65, Laws of Utah 2002
             54          10-8-2, as last amended by Chapter 99, Laws of Utah 2004
             55          10-8-8, as last amended by Chapter 1, Laws of Utah 1966, Second Special Session
             56          11-36-201, as last amended by Chapter 99, Laws of Utah 2004


             57          11-36-202, as last amended by Chapter 211, Laws of Utah 2000
             58          11-36-401, as last amended by Chapter 211, Laws of Utah 2000
             59          17-34-6, as enacted by Chapter 107, Laws of Utah 2001
             60          17-50-302, as last amended by Chapters 99 and 166, Laws of Utah 2004
             61          17B-4-402, as last amended by Chapter 205, Laws of Utah 2002
             62          57-3-101, as last amended by Chapter 291, Laws of Utah 2002
             63          57-8-35, as last amended by Chapter 265, Laws of Utah 2003
             64          58-56-4, as last amended by Chapters 75 and 110, Laws of Utah 2004
             65          59-2-301.2, as enacted by Chapter 134, Laws of Utah 2002
             66          59-2-502, as last amended by Chapter 208, Laws of Utah 2003
             67          59-2-511, as last amended by Chapter 208, Laws of Utah 2003
             68          62A-6-101, as last amended by Chapter 108, Laws of Utah 1997
             69          63A-5-206, as last amended by Chapters 216 and 231, Laws of Utah 2000
             70          72-5-401, as enacted by Chapter 34, Laws of Utah 2000
             71          72-7-502, as last amended by Chapter 166, Laws of Utah 2003
             72      ENACTS:
             73          10-9a-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             74          10-9a-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             75          10-9a-204, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             76          10-9a-205, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             77          10-9a-206, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             78          10-9a-207, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             79          10-9a-208, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             80          10-9a-209, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             81          10-9a-405, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             82          10-9a-508, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             83          10-9a-509, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             84          10-9a-513, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             85          10-9a-701, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             86          10-9a-703, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             87          10-9a-704, Utah Code Annotated 1953


             88          10-9a-705, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             89          10-9a-706, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             90          10-9a-707, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             91          10-9a-708, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             92          17-27a-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             93          17-27a-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             94          17-27a-204, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             95          17-27a-205, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             96          17-27a-206, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             97          17-27a-207, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             98          17-27a-208, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             99          17-27a-209, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             100          17-27a-405, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             101          17-27a-507, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             102          17-27a-508, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             103          17-27a-512, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             104          17-27a-701, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             105          17-27a-703, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             106          17-27a-704, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             107          17-27a-705, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             108          17-27a-706, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             109          17-27a-707, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             110          17-27a-708, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             111      RENUMBERS AND AMENDS:
             112          10-9a-101, (Renumbered from 10-9-101, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
             113      1991)
             114          10-9a-102, (Renumbered from 10-9-102, as last amended by Chapter 93, Laws of Utah
             115      1992)
             116          10-9a-103, (Renumbered from 10-9-103, as last amended by Chapters 34 and 209,
             117      Laws of Utah 2000)
             118          10-9a-104, (Renumbered from 10-9-104, as last amended by Chapter 73, Laws of Utah


             119      2001)
             120          10-9a-203, (Renumbered from 10-9-301.5, as enacted by Chapter 99, Laws of Utah
             121      2004)
             122          10-9a-301, (Renumbered from 10-9-201, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
             123      1991)
             124          10-9a-302, (Renumbered from 10-9-204, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
             125      1991)
             126          10-9a-303, (Renumbered from 10-9-205, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah
             127      1992)
             128          10-9a-304, (Renumbered from 10-9-105, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah
             129      1992)
             130          10-9a-305, (Renumbered from 10-9-106, as last amended by Chapter 149, Laws of
             131      Utah 1999)
             132          10-9a-401, (Renumbered from 10-9-301, as last amended by Chapter 99, Laws of Utah
             133      2004)
             134          10-9a-402, (Renumbered from 10-9-203, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
             135      1991)
             136          10-9a-403, (Renumbered from 10-9-302, as last amended by Chapter 99, Laws of Utah
             137      2004)
             138          10-9a-404, (Renumbered from 10-9-303, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah
             139      1992)
             140          10-9a-406, (Renumbered from 10-9-305, as last amended by Chapter 124, Laws of
             141      Utah 2003)
             142          10-9a-407, (Renumbered from 10-9-306, as last amended by Chapter 34, Laws of Utah
             143      2000)
             144          10-9a-408, (Renumbered from 10-9-307, as last amended by Chapter 202, Laws of
             145      Utah 2004)
             146          10-9a-501, (Renumbered from 10-9-401, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
             147      1991)
             148          10-9a-502, (Renumbered from 10-9-402, as last amended by Chapter 79, Laws of Utah
             149      1995)


             150          10-9a-503, (Renumbered from 10-9-403, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
             151      1991)
             152          10-9a-504, (Renumbered from 10-9-404, as last amended by Chapter 270, Laws of
             153      Utah 1998)
             154          10-9a-505, (Renumbered from 10-9-405, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
             155      1991)
             156          10-9a-506, (Renumbered from 10-9-406, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
             157      1991)
             158          10-9a-507, (Renumbered from 10-9-407, as last amended by Chapter 179, Laws of
             159      Utah 1995)
             160          10-9a-510, (Renumbered from 10-9-107, as enacted by Chapter 169, Laws of Utah
             161      1999)
             162          10-9a-511, (Renumbered from 10-9-408, as last amended by Chapter 138, Laws of
             163      Utah 2004)
             164          10-9a-512, (Renumbered from 10-9-409, as enacted by Chapter 263, Laws of Utah
             165      1997)
             166          10-9a-514, (Renumbered from 10-9-106.5, as last amended by Chapter 253, Laws of
             167      Utah 2001)
             168          10-9a-515, (Renumbered from 10-9-108, as enacted by Chapter 111, Laws of Utah
             169      2003)
             170          10-9a-516, (Renumbered from 10-9-501, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah
             171      1992)
             172          10-9a-517, (Renumbered from 10-9-502, as last amended by Chapter 140, Laws of
             173      Utah 1999)
             174          10-9a-518, (Renumbered from 10-9-503, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
             175      1991)
             176          10-9a-519, (Renumbered from 10-9-504, as last amended by Chapter 108, Laws of
             177      Utah 1997)
             178          10-9a-520, (Renumbered from 10-9-605, as last amended by Chapter 283, Laws of
             179      Utah 2003)
             180          10-9a-601, (Renumbered from 10-9-801, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah


             181      1992)
             182          10-9a-602, (Renumbered from 10-9-802, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah
             183      1992)
             184          10-9a-603, (Renumbered from 10-9-804, as last amended by Chapter 211, Laws of
             185      Utah 2003)
             186          10-9a-604, (Renumbered from 10-9-805, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of
             187      Utah 2001)
             188          10-9a-605, (Renumbered from 10-9-806, as last amended by Chapter 291, Laws of
             189      Utah 2002)
             190          10-9a-606, (Renumbered from 10-9-806.5, as enacted by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah
             191      2001)
             192          10-9a-607, (Renumbered from 10-9-807, as last amended by Chapter 209, Laws of
             193      Utah 2000)
             194          10-9a-608, (Renumbered from 10-9-808, as last amended by Chapter 211, Laws of
             195      Utah 2003)
             196          10-9a-609, (Renumbered from 10-9-810, as last amended by Chapter 179, Laws of
             197      Utah 1995)
             198          10-9a-610, (Renumbered from 10-9-901, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
             199      1991)
             200          10-9a-611, (Renumbered from 10-9-811, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of
             201      Utah 2001)
             202          10-9a-702, (Renumbered from 10-9-707, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah
             203      1992)
             204          10-9a-801, (Renumbered from 10-9-1001, as last amended by Chapter 223, Laws of
             205      Utah 2004)
             206          10-9a-802, (Renumbered from 10-9-1002, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
             207      1991)
             208          10-9a-803, (Renumbered from 10-9-1003, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of
             209      Utah 1992)
             210          17-27a-101, (Renumbered from 17-27-101, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
             211      1991)


             212          17-27a-102, (Renumbered from 17-27-102, as last amended by Chapter 107, Laws of
             213      Utah 2001)
             214          17-27a-103, (Renumbered from 17-27-103, as last amended by Chapters 66 and 241,
             215      Laws of Utah 2001)
             216          17-27a-104, (Renumbered from 17-27-104, as last amended by Chapter 73, Laws of
             217      Utah 2001)
             218          17-27a-203, (Renumbered from 17-27-301.5, as enacted by Chapter 99, Laws of Utah
             219      2004)
             220          17-27a-301, (Renumbered from 17-27-201, as last amended by Chapter 13, Laws of
             221      Utah 1998)
             222          17-27a-302, (Renumbered from 17-27-204, as last amended by Chapter 3, Laws of
             223      Utah 1997, Second Special Session)
             224          17-27a-303, (Renumbered from 17-27-205, as last amended by Chapter 225, Laws of
             225      Utah 1995)
             226          17-27a-304, (Renumbered from 17-27-104.5, as enacted by Chapter 179, Laws of Utah
             227      1995)
             228          17-27a-305, (Renumbered from 17-27-105, as last amended by Chapter 149, Laws of
             229      Utah 1999)
             230          17-27a-306, (Renumbered from 17-27-200.5, as last amended by Chapter 3, Laws of
             231      Utah 1997, Second Special Session)
             232          17-27a-307, (Renumbered from 17-27-206, as last amended by Chapter 3, Laws of
             233      Utah 1997, Second Special Session)
             234          17-27a-401, (Renumbered from 17-27-301, as last amended by Chapter 99, Laws of
             235      Utah 2004)
             236          17-27a-402, (Renumbered from 17-27-203, as last amended by Chapter 225, Laws of
             237      Utah 1995)
             238          17-27a-403, (Renumbered from 17-27-302, as last amended by Chapter 99, Laws of
             239      Utah 2004)
             240          17-27a-404, (Renumbered from 17-27-303, as last amended by Chapter 16, Laws of
             241      Utah 2003)
             242          17-27a-406, (Renumbered from 17-27-305, as last amended by Chapter 124, Laws of


             243      Utah 2003)
             244          17-27a-407, (Renumbered from 17-27-306, as last amended by Chapter 34, Laws of
             245      Utah 2000)
             246          17-27a-408, (Renumbered from 17-27-307, as last amended by Chapter 202, Laws of
             247      Utah 2004)
             248          17-27a-409, (Renumbered from 17-27-308, as enacted by Chapter 107, Laws of Utah
             249      2001)
             250          17-27a-501, (Renumbered from 17-27-401, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
             251      1991)
             252          17-27a-502, (Renumbered from 17-27-402, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of
             253      Utah 1992)
             254          17-27a-503, (Renumbered from 17-27-403, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
             255      1991)
             256          17-27a-504, (Renumbered from 17-27-404, as last amended by Chapter 270, Laws of
             257      Utah 1998)
             258          17-27a-505, (Renumbered from 17-27-405, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
             259      1991)
             260          17-27a-506, (Renumbered from 17-27-406, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of
             261      Utah 2001)
             262          17-27a-509, (Renumbered from 17-27-106, as last amended by Chapter 131, Laws of
             263      Utah 2003)
             264          17-27a-510, (Renumbered from 17-27-407, as last amended by Chapter 138, Laws of
             265      Utah 2004)
             266          17-27a-511, (Renumbered from 17-27-408, as enacted by Chapter 263, Laws of Utah
             267      1997)
             268          17-27a-513, (Renumbered from 17-27-105.5, as last amended by Chapter 253, Laws of
             269      Utah 2001)
             270          17-27a-514, (Renumbered from 17-27-107, as enacted by Chapter 111, Laws of Utah
             271      2003)
             272          17-27a-515, (Renumbered from 17-27-501, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of
             273      Utah 1992)


             274          17-27a-516, (Renumbered from 17-27-502, as last amended by Chapter 140, Laws of
             275      Utah 1999)
             276          17-27a-517, (Renumbered from 17-27-503, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
             277      1991)
             278          17-27a-518, (Renumbered from 17-27-504, as last amended by Chapter 108, Laws of
             279      Utah 1997)
             280          17-27a-519, (Renumbered from 17-27-605, as last amended by Chapter 283, Laws of
             281      Utah 2003)
             282          17-27a-601, (Renumbered from 17-27-801, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
             283      1991)
             284          17-27a-602, (Renumbered from 17-27-802, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of
             285      Utah 1992)
             286          17-27a-603, (Renumbered from 17-27-804, as last amended by Chapter 211, Laws of
             287      Utah 2003)
             288          17-27a-604, (Renumbered from 17-27-805, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of
             289      Utah 2001)
             290          17-27a-605, (Renumbered from 17-27-806, as last amended by Chapter 211, Laws of
             291      Utah 2003)
             292          17-27a-606, (Renumbered from 17-27-806.5, as enacted by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah
             293      2001)
             294          17-27a-607, (Renumbered from 17-27-807, as last amended by Chapter 209, Laws of
             295      Utah 2000)
             296          17-27a-608, (Renumbered from 17-27-808, as last amended by Chapter 211, Laws of
             297      Utah 2003)
             298          17-27a-609, (Renumbered from 17-27-810, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of
             299      Utah 2001)
             300          17-27a-610, (Renumbered from 17-27-901, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of
             301      Utah 2001)
             302          17-27a-611, (Renumbered from 17-27-811, as last amended by Chapter 291, Laws of
             303      Utah 2002)
             304          17-27a-702, (Renumbered from 17-27-707, as last amended by Chapter 179, Laws of


             305      Utah 1995)
             306          17-27a-801, (Renumbered from 17-27-1001, as last amended by Chapter 223, Laws of
             307      Utah 2004)
             308          17-27a-802, (Renumbered from 17-27-1002, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah
             309      1991)
             310          17-27a-803, (Renumbered from 17-27-1003, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of
             311      Utah 1992)
             312      REPEALS:
             313          10-8-8.1, as last amended by Chapter 180, Laws of Utah 1995
             314          10-8-8.2, as last amended by Chapter 180, Laws of Utah 1995
             315          10-8-8.3, as enacted by Chapter 14, Laws of Utah 1955
             316          10-8-8.4, as last amended by Chapter 84, Laws of Utah 1997
             317          10-9-103.5, as enacted by Chapter 339, Laws of Utah 1999
             318          10-9-202, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991
             319          10-9-304, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991
             320          10-9-701, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah 1992
             321          10-9-702, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah 1992
             322          10-9-703, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah 1992
             323          10-9-704, as last amended by Chapter 179, Laws of Utah 1995
             324          10-9-705, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah 1992
             325          10-9-706, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991
             326          10-9-708, as last amended by Chapter 223, Laws of Utah 2004
             327          10-9-803, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991
             328          10-9-809, as last amended by Chapter 69, Laws of Utah 1997
             329          17-27-103.5, as enacted by Chapter 339, Laws of Utah 1999
             330          17-27-202, as last amended by Chapters 179 and 225, Laws of Utah 1995
             331          17-27-304, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991
             332          17-27-701, as last amended by Chapter 179, Laws of Utah 1995
             333          17-27-702, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah 2001
             334          17-27-703, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah 2001
             335          17-27-704, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah 2001


             336          17-27-705, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah 1992
             337          17-27-706, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991
             338          17-27-708, as last amended by Chapter 223, Laws of Utah 2004
             339          17-27-803, as enacted by Chapter 235, Laws of Utah 1991
             340          17-27-809, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah 2001
             341     
             342      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             343          Section 1. Section 9-4-1204 is amended to read:
             344           9-4-1204. Technical assistance to political subdivisions for housing plan.
             345          (1) Within appropriations from the Legislature, the division shall establish a program
             346      to assist municipalities to meet the requirements of Section [ 10-9-307 ] 10-9a-408 and counties
             347      to meet the requirements of Section [ 17-27-307 ] 17-27a-408 . Assistance under this section may
             348      include:
             349          (a) financial assistance for the cost of developing a plan for low and moderate income
             350      housing;
             351          (b) information on how to meet present and prospective needs for low and moderate
             352      income housing; and
             353          (c) technical advice and consultation on how to facilitate the creation of low and
             354      moderate income housing.
             355          (2) The division shall annually report to the Workforce Services and Community and
             356      Economic Development Interim Committee, and to the Health and Human Services Interim
             357      Committee regarding the scope, amount, and type of assistance provided to municipalities and
             358      counties under this section, including the number of low and moderate income housing units
             359      constructed or rehabilitated within the state.
             360          Section 2. Section 10-8-2 is amended to read:
             361           10-8-2. Appropriations -- Acquisition and disposal of property -- Corporate
             362      purpose -- Procedure -- Notice of intent to acquire real property.
             363          (1) A municipal legislative body may:
             364          (a) appropriate money for corporate purposes only;
             365          (b) provide for payment of debts and expenses of the corporation;
             366          (c) subject to Subsections (4) and (5), purchase, receive, hold, sell, lease, convey, and


             367      dispose of real and personal property for the benefit of the municipality, whether the property is
             368      within or without the municipality's corporate boundaries;
             369          (d) improve, protect, and do any other thing in relation to this property that an
             370      individual could do; and
             371          (e) subject to Subsection (2) and after first holding a public hearing, authorize
             372      municipal services or other nonmonetary assistance to be provided to or waive fees required to
             373      be paid by a nonprofit entity, whether or not the municipality receives consideration in return.
             374          (2) Services or assistance provided pursuant to Subsection (1)(e) is not subject to the
             375      provisions of Subsection (3). The total amount of services or other nonmonetary assistance
             376      provided or fees waived under Subsection (1)(e) in any given fiscal year may not exceed 1% of
             377      the municipality's budget for that fiscal year.
             378          (3) It is considered a corporate purpose to appropriate money for any purpose that, in
             379      the judgment of the municipal legislative body, provides for the safety, health, prosperity,
             380      moral well-being, peace, order, comfort, or convenience of the inhabitants of the municipality
             381      subject to the following:
             382          (a) The net value received for any money appropriated shall be measured on a
             383      project-by-project basis over the life of the project.
             384          (b) The criteria for a determination under this Subsection (3) shall be established by the
             385      municipality's legislative body. A determination of value received, made by the municipality's
             386      legislative body, shall be presumed valid unless it can be shown that the determination was
             387      arbitrary, capricious, or illegal.
             388          (c) The municipality may consider intangible benefits received by the municipality in
             389      determining net value received.
             390          (d) Prior to the municipal legislative body making any decision to appropriate any
             391      funds for a corporate purpose under this section, a public hearing shall be held. Notice of the
             392      hearing shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation at least 14 days prior to the
             393      date of the hearing, or, if there is no newspaper of general circulation, by posting notice in at
             394      least three conspicuous places within the municipality for the same time period.
             395          (e) A study shall be performed before notice of the public hearing is given and shall be
             396      made available at the municipality for review by interested parties at least 14 days immediately
             397      prior to the public hearing, setting forth an analysis and demonstrating the purpose for the


             398      appropriation. In making the study, the following factors shall be considered:
             399          (i) what identified benefit the municipality will receive in return for any money or
             400      resources appropriated;
             401          (ii) the municipality's purpose for the appropriation, including an analysis of the way
             402      the appropriation will be used to enhance the safety, health, prosperity, moral well-being,
             403      peace, order, comfort, or convenience of the inhabitants of the municipality; and
             404          (iii) whether the appropriation is necessary and appropriate to accomplish the
             405      reasonable goals and objectives of the municipality in the area of economic development, job
             406      creation, affordable housing, blight elimination, job preservation, the preservation of historic
             407      structures and property, and any other public purpose.
             408          (f) An appeal may be taken from a final decision of the municipal legislative body, to
             409      make an appropriation. The appeal shall be filed within 30 days after the date of that decision,
             410      to the district court. Any appeal shall be based on the record of the proceedings before the
             411      legislative body. A decision of the municipal legislative body shall be presumed to be valid
             412      unless the appealing party shows that the decision was arbitrary, capricious, or illegal.
             413          (g) The provisions of this Subsection (3) apply only to those appropriations made after
             414      May 6, 2002.
             415          (h) This section shall only apply to appropriations not otherwise approved pursuant to
             416      Title 10, Chapter 5, Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for Utah Towns, or Title 10, Chapter 6,
             417      Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for Utah Cities.
             418          (4) (a) Before a municipality may dispose of a significant parcel of real property, the
             419      municipality shall:
             420          (i) provide reasonable notice of the proposed disposition at least 14 days before the
             421      opportunity for public comment under Subsection (4)(a)(ii); and
             422          (ii) allow an opportunity for public comment on the proposed disposition.
             423          (b) Each municipality shall, by ordinance, define what constitutes:
             424          (i) a significant parcel of real property for purposes of Subsection (4)(a); and
             425          (ii) reasonable notice for purposes of Subsection (4)(a)(i).
             426          (5) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(d), each municipality intending to acquire
             427      real property for the purpose of expanding the municipality's infrastructure or other facilities
             428      used for providing services that the municipality offers or intends to offer shall provide written


             429      notice, as provided in this Subsection (5), of its intent to acquire the property if:
             430          (i) the property is located:
             431          (A) outside the boundaries of the municipality; and
             432          (B) in a county of the first or second class; and
             433          (ii) the intended use of the property is contrary to:
             434          (A) the anticipated use of the property under the general plan of the county in whose
             435      unincorporated area or the municipality in whose boundaries the property is located; or
             436          (B) the property's current zoning designation.
             437          (b) Each notice under Subsection (5)(a) shall:
             438          (i) indicate that the municipality intends to acquire real property;
             439          (ii) identify the real property; and
             440          (iii) be sent to:
             441          (A) each county in whose unincorporated area and each municipality in whose
             442      boundaries the property is located; and
             443          (B) each affected entity.
             444          (c) A notice under this Subsection (5) is a protected record as provided in Subsection
             445      63-2-304 (7).
             446          (d) (i) The notice requirement of Subsection (5)(a) does not apply if the municipality
             447      previously provided notice under Section [ 10-9-301.5 ] 10-9a-203 identifying the general
             448      location within the municipality or unincorporated part of the county where the property to be
             449      acquired is located.
             450          (ii) If a municipality is not required to comply with the notice requirement of
             451      Subsection (5)(a) because of application of Subsection (5)(d)(i), the municipality shall provide
             452      the notice specified in Subsection (5)(a) as soon as practicable after its acquisition of the real
             453      property.
             454          Section 3. Section 10-8-8 is amended to read:
             455           10-8-8. Streets, parks, airports, parking facilities, public grounds, and pedestrian
             456      malls.
             457          [They] A municipal legislative body may lay out, establish, open, alter, widen, narrow,
             458      extend, grade, pave, or otherwise improve streets, alleys, avenues, boulevards, sidewalks,
             459      parks, airports, parking lots, or other facilities for the parking of vehicles off streets, public


             460      grounds, and pedestrian malls and may vacate the same or parts thereof, [by ordinance] as
             461      provided in this title.
             462          Section 4. Section 10-9a-101 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-101 is
             463      renumbered and amended to read:
             464     
CHAPTER 9a. MUNICIPAL LAND USE, DEVELOPMENT, AND MANAGEMENT

             465     
ACT

             466     
Part 1. General Provisions

             467           [10-9-101].     10-9a-101. Title.
             468          This chapter [shall be] is known as ["The] the "Municipal Land Use, Development, and
             469      Management Act."
             470          Section 5. Section 10-9a-102 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-102 is
             471      renumbered and amended to read:
             472           [10-9-102].     10-9a-102. Purpose -- General land use authority.
             473          [To accomplish the purpose]
             474          (1) The purposes of this chapter[, and in order] are to provide for the health, safety, and
             475      welfare, and promote the prosperity, improve the morals, peace and good order, comfort,
             476      convenience, and aesthetics of [the] each municipality and its present and future inhabitants
             477      and businesses, to protect the tax base, to secure economy in governmental expenditures, to
             478      foster the state's agricultural and other industries, to protect both urban and nonurban
             479      development, to protect and ensure access to sunlight for solar energy devices, and to protect
             480      property values[,].
             481          (2) To accomplish the purposes of this chapter, municipalities may enact all
             482      ordinances, resolutions, and rules and may enter into other forms of land use controls and
             483      development agreements that they consider necessary or appropriate for the use and
             484      development of land within the municipality, including ordinances, resolutions, [and] rules,
             485      restrictive covenants, easements, and development agreements governing uses, density, open
             486      spaces, structures, buildings, energy efficiency, light and air, air quality, transportation and
             487      public or alternative transportation, infrastructure, street and building orientation and width
             488      requirements, public facilities, and height and location of vegetation, [and] trees, and
             489      landscaping, unless [those ordinances, resolutions, or rules are] expressly prohibited by law.
             490          Section 6. Section 10-9a-103 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-103 is


             491      renumbered and amended to read:
             492           [10-9-103].     10-9a-103. Definitions.
             493          [(1)] As used in this chapter:
             494          (1) "Affected entity" means a county, municipality, independent special district under
             495      Title 17A, Chapter 2, Independent Special Districts, local district under Title 17B, Chapter 2,
             496      Local Districts, school district, interlocal cooperation entity established under Title 11, Chapter
             497      13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, specified public utility, or the Utah Department of
             498      Transportation, if:
             499          (a) the entity's services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             500      modification because of an intended use of land;
             501          (b) the entity has filed with the municipality a copy of the entity's general or long-range
             502      plan; or
             503          (c) the entity's boundaries or facilities are within one mile of land which is the subject
             504      of a general plan amendment or land use ordinance change.
             505          (2) "Appeal authority" means the person, board, commission, agency, or other body
             506      designated by ordinance to decide an appeal of a decision of a land use application or a
             507      variance.
             508          [(a)] (3) "Billboard" means a freestanding ground sign located on industrial,
             509      commercial, or residential property if the sign is designed or intended to direct attention to a
             510      business, product, or service that is not sold, offered, or existing on the property where the sign
             511      is located.
             512          [(b)] (4) "Chief executive officer" means the:
             513          [(i) the] (a) mayor in municipalities operating under all forms of municipal
             514      government except the council-manager form; or
             515          [(ii) the] (b) city manager in municipalities operating under the council-manager form
             516      of municipal government.
             517          [(c)] (5) "Conditional use" means a land use that, because of its unique characteristics
             518      or potential impact on the municipality, surrounding neighbors, or adjacent land uses, may not
             519      be compatible in some areas or may be compatible only if certain conditions are required that
             520      mitigate or eliminate the detrimental impacts.
             521          [(d) "Constitutional taking" has the meaning as defined in Section 63-34-13 .]


             522          [(e) "County" means the unincorporated area of the county.]
             523          (6) "Constitutional taking" means a governmental action that results in a taking of
             524      private property so that compensation to the owner of the property is required by the:
             525          (a) Fifth or Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States; or
             526          (b) Utah Constitution Article I, Section 22.
             527          (7) "Culinary water authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
             528      responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of the culinary water system and sources for
             529      the subject property.
             530          (8) (a) "Disability" means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one
             531      or more of a person's major life activities, including a person having a record of such an
             532      impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment.
             533          (b) "Disability" does not include current illegal use of, or addiction to, any federally
             534      controlled substance, as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C.
             535      802.
             536          [(f)] (9) "Elderly person" means a person who is 60 years old or older, who desires or
             537      needs to live with other elderly persons in a group setting, but who is capable of living
             538      independently.
             539          [(g) (i)] (10) "General plan" means a document that a municipality adopts that sets
             540      forth general guidelines for proposed future development of the land within the municipality[,
             541      as set forth in Sections 10-9-301 and 10-9-302 ].
             542          [(ii) "General plan" includes what is also commonly referred to as a "master plan."]
             543          [(h) "Legislative body" means the city council or city commission.]
             544          [(i) "Lot line adjustment" in a subdivision means the relocation of the property
             545      boundary line between two adjoining lots with the consent of the owners of record.]
             546          [(j) "Municipality" means a city or town.]
             547          [(k) "Nonconforming]
             548          (11) "Identical plans" means building plans submitted to a municipality that are
             549      substantially identical to building plans that were previously submitted to and reviewed and
             550      approved by the municipality and describe a building that is:
             551          (a) located on land zoned the same as the land on which the building described in the
             552      previously approved plans is located; and


             553          (b) subject to the same geological and meteorological conditions and the same law as
             554      the building described in the previously approved plans.
             555          (12) "Land use application" means an application required by a municipality's land use
             556      ordinance.
             557          (13) "Land use authority" means a person, board, commission, agency, or other body
             558      designated by the local legislative body to act upon a land use application.
             559          (14) "Land use ordinance" means a planning, zoning, development, or subdivision
             560      ordinance of the municipality, but does not include the general plan.
             561          (15) "Legislative body" means the municipal council.
             562          (16) "Lot line adjustment" means the relocation of the property boundary line in a
             563      subdivision between two adjoining lots with the consent of the owners of record.
             564          (17) "Moderate income housing" means housing occupied or reserved for occupancy
             565      by households with a gross household income equal to or less than 80% of the median gross
             566      income for households of the same size in the county in which the city is located.
             567          (18) "Nominal fee" means a fee that reasonably reimburses a municipality only for time
             568      spent and expenses incurred in:
             569          (a) verifying that building plans are identical plans; and
             570          (b) reviewing and approving those minor aspects of identical plans that differ from the
             571      previously reviewed and approved building plans.
             572          (19) "Noncomplying structure" means a structure that:
             573          [(i)] (a) legally existed before its current [zoning] land use designation; and
             574          [(ii)] (b) because of one or more subsequent [zoning] land use ordinance changes, does
             575      not conform [with] to the [zoning regulation's] setback, height restrictions, or other regulations
             576      [that], excluding those regulations, which govern the [structure] use of land.
             577          [(l)] (20) "Nonconforming use" means a use of land that:
             578          [(i)] (a) legally existed before its current [zoning] land use designation;
             579          [(ii)] (b) has been maintained continuously since the time the [zoning regulation] land
             580      use ordinance governing the land changed; and
             581          [(iii)] (c) because of one or more subsequent [zoning] land use ordinance changes, does
             582      not conform [with] to the [zoning] regulations that now govern the [land] use of the land.
             583          [(m) "Official map" has the same meaning as provided in Section 72-5-401 .]


             584          (21) "Official map" means a map drawn by municipal authorities and recorded in a
             585      county recorder's office that:
             586          (a) shows actual and proposed rights-of-way, centerline alignments, and setbacks for
             587      highways and other transportation facilities;
             588          (b) provides a basis for restricting development in designated rights-of-way or between
             589      designated setbacks to allow the government authorities time to purchase or otherwise reserve
             590      the land; and
             591          (c) has been adopted as an element of the municipality's general plan.
             592          (22) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, organization, association,
             593      trust, governmental agency, or any other legal entity.
             594          (23) "Plan for moderate income housing" means a written document adopted by a city
             595      legislative body that includes:
             596          (a) an estimate of the existing supply of moderate income housing located within the
             597      city;
             598          (b) an estimate of the need for moderate income housing in the city for the next five
             599      years as revised biennially;
             600          (c) a survey of total residential land use;
             601          (d) an evaluation of how existing land uses and zones affect opportunities for moderate
             602      income housing; and
             603          (e) a description of the city's program to encourage an adequate supply of moderate
             604      income housing.
             605          [(n)] (24) "Plat" means a map or other graphical representation of lands being laid out
             606      and prepared in accordance with [Section 10-9-804 ] Section 10-9a-603 , 17-23-17 , or 57-8-13 .
             607          (25) "Public hearing" means a hearing at which members of the public are provided a
             608      reasonable opportunity to comment on the subject of the hearing.
             609          (26) "Public meeting" means a meeting that is required to be open to the public under
             610      Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings.
             611          [(o)] (27) "Record of survey map" means a map of a survey of land prepared in
             612      accordance with Section 17-23-17 .
             613          [(p) (i)] (28) "Residential facility for elderly persons" means a single-family or
             614      multiple-family dwelling unit that meets the requirements of Part [5 and any ordinance adopted


             615      under authority of that part. (ii) "Residential facility for elderly persons"] 4, General Plan, but
             616      does not include a health care facility as defined by Section 26-21-2 .
             617          (29) "Residential facility for persons with a disability" means a residence:
             618          (a) in which more than one person with a disability resides; and
             619          (b) (i) is licensed or certified by the Department of Human Services under Title 62A,
             620      Chapter 2, Licensure of Programs and Facilities; or
             621          (ii) is licensed or certified by the Department of Health under Title 26, Chapter 21,
             622      Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act.
             623          (30) "Sanitary sewer authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
             624      responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of sanitary sewer services or onsite
             625      wastewater systems.
             626          [(q)] (31) "Special district" means [all entities] an entity established under the authority
             627      of Title 17A, Special Districts, and any other governmental or quasi-governmental entity that is
             628      not a county, municipality, school district, or unit of the state.
             629          [(r) "Street" means public rights-of-way, including highways, avenues, boulevards,
             630      parkways, roads, lanes, walks, alleys, viaducts, subways, tunnels, bridges, public easements,
             631      and other ways.]
             632          (32) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
             633      telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             634          (33) "Street" means a public right-of-way, including a highway, avenue, boulevard,
             635      parkway, road, lane, walk, alley, viaduct, subway, tunnel, bridge, public easement, or other
             636      way.
             637          [(s) (i)] (34) "Subdivision" means any land that is divided, resubdivided or proposed to
             638      be divided into two or more lots, parcels, sites, units, plots, or other division of land for the
             639      purpose, whether immediate or future, for offer, sale, lease, or development either on the
             640      installment plan or upon any and all other plans, terms, and conditions.
             641          [(ii)] (a) "Subdivision" includes:
             642          [(A)] (i) the division or development of land whether by deed, metes and bounds
             643      description, devise and testacy, [lease,] map, plat, or other recorded instrument; and
             644          [(B)] (ii) except as provided in Subsection [(1)(s)(iii)] (34)(b), divisions of land for
             645      [all] residential and nonresidential uses, including land used or to be used for commercial,


             646      agricultural, and industrial purposes.
             647          [(iii)] (b) "Subdivision" does not include:
             648          [(A)] (i) a bona fide division or partition of agricultural land for the purpose of joining
             649      one of the resulting separate unsubdivided parcels to a contiguous parcel of unsubdivided
             650      agricultural land, if neither the resulting combined parcel nor the parcel remaining from the
             651      division or partition violates an applicable [zoning] land use ordinance;
             652          [(B)] (ii) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining unsubdivided properties
             653      adjusting their mutual boundary if:
             654          [(I)] (A) no new lot is created; and
             655          [(II)] (B) the adjustment does not [result in a violation of] violate applicable [zoning]
             656      land use ordinances; or
             657          [(C)] (iii) a recorded document, executed by the owner of record[,]:
             658          (A) revising the legal description of more than one contiguous unsubdivided parcel of
             659      property into one legal description encompassing all such parcels of property[.]; or
             660          (B) joining a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that has not
             661      been subdivided, if the joinder does not violate applicable land use ordinances.
             662          [(iv)] (c) The joining of a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property
             663      that has not been subdivided does not constitute a ["]subdivision["] under this Subsection
             664      [(1)(s)] (34) as to the unsubdivided parcel of property or subject the unsubdivided parcel to the
             665      municipality's subdivision ordinance.
             666          [(t)] (35) "Unincorporated" means the area outside of the incorporated [boundaries of
             667      cities and towns] area of a city or town.
             668          [(2) (a) A municipality meets the requirements of reasonable notice required by this
             669      chapter if it:]
             670          [(i) posts notice of the hearing or meeting in at least three public places within the
             671      jurisdiction and publishes notice of the hearing or meeting in a newspaper of general
             672      circulation in the jurisdiction, if one is available; or]
             673          [(ii) gives actual notice of the hearing or meeting.]
             674          [(b) A municipal legislative body may enact an ordinance establishing stricter notice
             675      requirements than those required by this Subsection (2).]
             676          [(c) (i) Proof that one of the two forms of notice authorized by this Subsection (2) was


             677      given is prima facie evidence that notice was properly given.]
             678          [(ii) If notice given under authority of this section is not challenged as provided in
             679      Section 10-9-1001 within 30 days from the date of the meeting for which the notice was given,
             680      the notice is considered adequate and proper.]
             681          (36) "Zoning map" means a map, adopted as part of a land use ordinance, that depicts
             682      land use zones, overlays, or districts.
             683          Section 7. Section 10-9a-104 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-104 is
             684      renumbered and amended to read:
             685           [10-9-104].     10-9a-104. Stricter requirements.
             686          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), [municipalities] a municipality may enact
             687      [ordinances] an ordinance imposing stricter requirements or higher standards than are required
             688      by this chapter.
             689          (2) A municipality may not impose stricter requirements or higher standards than are
             690      required by:
             691          (a) Section [ 10-9-106 ] 10-9a-305 ;
             692          [(b) Section 10-9-106.5 ;]
             693          [(c) Part 5, Residential Facilities for Elderly; and]
             694          [(d) Part 6, Residential Facilities for Persons with a Disability.]
             695          (b) Section 10-9a-514 ;
             696          (c) Section 10-9a-516 ; and
             697          (d) Section 10-9a-520 .
             698          Section 8. Section 10-9a-201 is enacted to read:
             699     
Part 2. Notice

             700          10-9a-201. Required notice.
             701          (1) At a minimum, each municipality shall provide actual notice or the notice required
             702      by this part.
             703          (2) A municipality may by ordinance require greater notice than required under this
             704      part.
             705          Section 9. Section 10-9a-202 is enacted to read:
             706          10-9a-202. Applicant notice.
             707          For each land use application, the municipality shall notify the applicant of the date,


             708      time, and place of each public hearing and public meeting to consider the application and of
             709      any final action on a pending application.
             710          Section 10. Section 10-9a-203 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-301.5 is
             711      renumbered and amended to read:
             712           [10-9-301.5].     10-9a-203. Notice of intent to prepare a general plan or
             713      comprehensive amendments to a general plan in certain municipalities.
             714          [(1) As used in this section:]
             715          [(a) (i) "Affected entity" means each county, municipality, independent special district
             716      under Title 17A, Chapter 2, Independent Special Districts, local district under Title 17B,
             717      Chapter 2, Local Districts, school district, interlocal cooperation entity established under Title
             718      11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, and specified public utility:]
             719          [(A) whose services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             720      modification because of an intended use of land; or]
             721          [(B) that has filed with the municipality a copy of the entity's general or long-range
             722      plan.]
             723          [(ii) "Affected entity" does not include the municipality that is required under this
             724      section to provide notice.]
             725          [(b) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
             726      telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .]
             727          [(2)] (1) Before preparing a proposed general plan or [amendments to an existing] a
             728      comprehensive general plan amendment, each municipality within a county of the first or
             729      second class shall provide [written] ten calendar days notice[, as provided in this section,] of its
             730      intent to prepare a proposed general plan or [amendments to a] a comprehensive general plan[.]
             731      amendment to:
             732          (a) each affected entity;
             733          (b) the Automated Geographic Reference Center created in Section 63A-6-202 ;
             734          (c) the association of governments, established pursuant to an interlocal agreement
             735      under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, of which the municipality is a member;
             736      and
             737          (d) the state planning coordinator appointed under Section 63-38d-202 .
             738          [(3)] (2) Each notice under Subsection [(2)] (1) shall:


             739          (a) indicate that the municipality intends to prepare a general plan or [amendments to]
             740      a comprehensive general plan amendment, as the case may be;
             741          (b) describe or provide a map of the geographic area that will be affected by the general
             742      plan or [amendments to a general plan] amendment;
             743          (c) be sent [to:] by mail, e-mail, or other effective means;
             744          [(i) each affected entity;]
             745          [(ii) the Automated Geographic Reference Center created in Section 63A-6-202 ;]
             746          [(iii) the association of governments, established pursuant to an interlocal agreement
             747      under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, of which the municipality is a member;
             748      and]
             749          [(iv) the state planning coordinator appointed under Section 63-38d-202 ];
             750          (d) [with respect to the notice to affected entities,] invite the affected entities to provide
             751      information for the municipality to consider in the process of preparing, adopting, and
             752      implementing a general plan or [amendments to a general plan] amendment concerning:
             753          (i) impacts that the use of land proposed in the proposed general plan or [amendments
             754      to a general plan] amendment may have [on the affected entity]; and
             755          (ii) uses of land within the municipality that the affected entity is [planning or]
             756      considering that may conflict with the proposed general plan or [amendments to the general
             757      plan] amendment; and
             758          (e) include the address of an Internet website, if the municipality has one, and the name
             759      and telephone number of a person where more information can be obtained concerning the
             760      municipality's proposed general plan or [amendments to a general plan] amendment.
             761          Section 11. Section 10-9a-204 is enacted to read:
             762          10-9a-204. Notice of public hearings and public meetings to consider general plan.
             763          (1) Each municipality shall provide:
             764          (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the original
             765      adoption or any modification of all or any portion of a general plan; and
             766          (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
             767          (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be at least ten
             768      calendar days before the public hearing and shall be:
             769          (a) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area;


             770          (b) mailed to each affected entity; and
             771          (c) posted:
             772          (i) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
             773          (ii) on the municipality's official website.
             774          (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours
             775      before the meeting and shall be:
             776          (a) submitted to a newspaper of general circulation in the area; and
             777          (b) posted:
             778          (i) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
             779          (ii) on the municipality's official website.
             780          Section 12. Section 10-9a-205 is enacted to read:
             781          10-9a-205. Notice of public hearings and public meetings on adoption or
             782      modification of land use ordinance.
             783          (1) Each municipality shall give:
             784          (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the
             785      adoption or any modification of a land use ordinance; and
             786          (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
             787          (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be:
             788          (a) mailed to each affected entity at least ten calendar days before the public hearing;
             789          (b) posted:
             790          (i) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
             791          (ii) on the municipality's official website; and
             792          (c) (i) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area at least ten calendar
             793      days before the public hearing; or
             794          (ii) mailed at least three days before the public hearing to:
             795          (A) each property owner whose land is directly affected by the land use ordinance
             796      change; and
             797          (B) each adjacent property owner within the parameters specified by municipal
             798      ordinance.
             799          (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours
             800      before the meeting and shall be posted:


             801          (a) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
             802          (b) on the municipality's official website.
             803          Section 13. Section 10-9a-206 is enacted to read:
             804          10-9a-206. Third party notice.
             805          (1) If a municipality requires notice to adjacent property owners, the municipality shall:
             806          (a) mail notice to the record owner of each parcel within parameters specified by
             807      municipal ordinance; or
             808          (b) post notice on the property with a sign of sufficient size, durability, print quality,
             809      and location that is reasonably calculated to give notice to passers-by.
             810          (2) If a municipality mails notice to third party property owners under Subsection (1), it
             811      shall mail equivalent notice to property owners within an adjacent jurisdiction.
             812          Section 14. Section 10-9a-207 is enacted to read:
             813          10-9a-207. Notice for a proposed subdivision or amendment or a multiple unit
             814      residential, commercial, or industrial development.
             815          (1) For a proposed subdivision or an amendment to a subdivision, each municipality
             816      shall provide notice of the date, time, and place of a public hearing that is:
             817          (a) mailed not less than three calendar days before the public hearing and addressed to
             818      the record owner of each parcel within specified parameters of that property; or
             819          (b) posted not less than three calendar days before the public hearing, on the property
             820      proposed for subdivision, in a visible location, with a sign of sufficient size, durability, and
             821      print quality that is reasonably calculated to give notice to passers-by.
             822          (2) Each municipality shall mail notice to each affected entity of a public hearing to
             823      consider a preliminary plat describing a multiple-unit residential development or a commercial
             824      or industrial development.
             825          (3) Each municipality shall provide notice as required by Section 10-9a-208 for a
             826      subdivision that involves a vacation, alteration, or amendment of a street.
             827          Section 15. Section 10-9a-208 is enacted to read:
             828          10-9a-208. Hearing and notice for proposal to vacate, alter, or amend a plat.
             829          For any proposal to vacate, alter, or amend a platted street, the land use authority shall
             830      hold a public hearing and shall give notice of the date, place, and time of the hearing by:
             831          (1) mailing notice as required in Section 10-9a-207 ;


             832          (2) mailing notice to each affected entity; and
             833          (3) (a) publishing notice once a week for four consecutive weeks before the hearing in
             834      a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality in which the land subject to the petition
             835      is located; or
             836          (b) if there is no newspaper of general circulation in the municipality, posting the
             837      property and posting notice in three public places for four consecutive weeks before the
             838      hearing.
             839          Section 16. Section 10-9a-209 is enacted to read:
             840          10-9a-209. Notice challenge.
             841          If notice given under authority of this part is not challenged under Section 10-9a-801
             842      within 30 days after the meeting or action for which notice is given, the notice is considered
             843      adequate and proper.
             844          Section 17. Section 10-9a-301 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-201 is
             845      renumbered and amended to read:
             846     
Part 3. Planning Commission

             847           [10-9-201].     10-9a-301. Appointment, term, vacancy, and compensation.
             848          (1) (a) Each municipality [may] shall enact an ordinance establishing a planning
             849      commission.
             850          (b) The ordinance shall define:
             851          (i) the number and terms of the members and, if the municipality chooses, alternate
             852      members;
             853          (ii) the mode of appointment;
             854          (iii) the procedures for filling vacancies and removal from office; [and]
             855          (iv) the authority of the planning commission; and
             856          [(iv)] (v) other details relating to the organization and procedures of the planning
             857      commission.
             858          (2) The legislative body may fix per diem compensation for the members of the
             859      planning commission, based on necessary and reasonable expenses and on meetings actually
             860      attended.
             861          Section 18. Section 10-9a-302 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-204 is
             862      renumbered and amended to read:


             863           [10-9-204].     10-9a-302. Planning commission powers and duties.
             864          The planning commission shall[: (1) prepare and recommend] make a recommendation
             865      to the legislative body for:
             866          (1) a general plan and amendments to the general plan [to the legislative body as
             867      provided in this chapter];
             868          [(2) recommend zoning ordinances and maps, and amendments to zoning ordinances
             869      and maps, to the legislative body as provided in this chapter;]
             870          [(3) administer provisions of the zoning ordinance, where specifically provided for in
             871      the zoning ordinance adopted by the legislative body;]
             872          [(4) recommend subdivision regulations and amendments to those regulations to the
             873      legislative body as provided in this chapter;]
             874          [(5) recommend approval or denial of subdivision applications as provided in this
             875      chapter;]
             876          [(6) advise the legislative body on matters as the legislative body directs;]
             877          [(7) hear or decide any matters that the legislative body designates, including the
             878      approval or denial of, or recommendations to approve or deny, conditional use permits;]
             879          [(8) exercise any other powers:]
             880          [(a) that are necessary to enable it to perform its function; or]
             881          [(b) delegated to it by the legislative body.]
             882          (2) land use ordinances, zoning maps, official maps, and amendments;
             883          (3) an appropriate delegation of power to at least one designated land use authority to
             884      hear and act on a land use application;
             885          (4) an appropriate delegation of power to at least one appeal authority to hear and act
             886      on an appeal from a decision of the land use authority; and
             887          (5) application processes that:
             888          (a) may include a designation of routine land use matters that, upon application and
             889      proper notice, will receive informal streamlined review and action if the application is
             890      uncontested; and
             891          (b) shall protect the right of each:
             892          (i) applicant and third party to require formal consideration of any application by a land
             893      use authority;


             894          (ii) applicant, adversely affected party, or municipal officer or employee to appeal a
             895      land use authority's decision to a separate appeal authority; and
             896          (iii) participant to be heard in each public hearing on a contested application.
             897          Section 19. Section 10-9a-303 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-205 is
             898      renumbered and amended to read:
             899           [10-9-205].     10-9a-303. Entrance upon land.
             900          The [planning commission or its authorized agents] municipality may enter upon any
             901      land at reasonable times to make examinations and surveys[.] pertinent to the:
             902          (1) preparation of its general plan; or
             903          (2) preparation or enforcement of its land use ordinances.
             904          Section 20. Section 10-9a-304 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-105 is
             905      renumbered and amended to read:
             906           [10-9-105].     10-9a-304. State and federal property.
             907          Unless otherwise provided by law, nothing contained in [Parts 4 and 8 of] this chapter
             908      may be construed as giving [the planning commission or the legislative body] a municipality
             909      jurisdiction over [properties] property owned by the state [of Utah] or the United States
             910      [government].
             911          Section 21. Section 10-9a-305 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-106 is
             912      renumbered and amended to read:
             913           [10-9-106].     10-9a-305. Property owned by other government units -- Effect of
             914      land use and development ordinances.
             915          (1) (a) Each county, municipality, school district, special district, and political
             916      subdivision of [Utah] the state shall conform to [the] any applicable land use [and development
             917      ordinances] ordinance of any municipality when installing, constructing, operating, or
             918      otherwise using any area, land, or building situated within that municipality [only in a manner
             919      or for a purpose that conforms to that municipality's ordinances].
             920          (b) In addition to any other remedies provided by law, when a municipality's land use
             921      [and development ordinances are being] ordinance is violated or about to be violated by
             922      another political subdivision, that municipality may institute an injunction, mandamus,
             923      abatement, or other appropriate action or proceeding to prevent, enjoin, abate, or remove the
             924      improper installation, improvement, or use.


             925          (2) A school district is subject to a municipality's land use [regulations under this
             926      chapter] ordinances, except that a municipality may not:
             927          (a) impose requirements for landscaping, fencing, aesthetic considerations,
             928      construction methods or materials, building codes, building use for educational purposes, or the
             929      placement or use of temporary classroom facilities on school property;
             930          (b) require a school district to participate in the cost of any roadway or sidewalk not
             931      reasonably necessary for the safety of school children and not located on or contiguous to
             932      school property, unless the roadway or sidewalk is required to connect an otherwise isolated
             933      school site to an existing roadway;
             934          (c) require a district to pay fees not authorized by this section;
             935          (d) provide for inspection of school construction or assess a fee or other charges for
             936      inspection, unless the school district is unable to provide for inspection by an inspector, other
             937      than the project architect or contractor, who is qualified under criteria established by the state
             938      superintendent;
             939          (e) require a school district to pay any impact fee for an improvement project that is
             940      not reasonably related to the impact of the project upon the need that the improvement is to
             941      address; or
             942          (f) impose regulations upon the location of a project except as necessary to avoid
             943      unreasonable risks to health or safety.
             944          (3) Subject to Section 53A-20-108 , a school district shall coordinate the siting of a new
             945      school with the municipality in which the school is to be located, to avoid or mitigate existing
             946      and potential traffic hazards to maximize school safety.
             947          Section 22. Section 10-9a-401 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-301 is
             948      renumbered and amended to read:
             949     
Part 4. General Plan

             950           [10-9-301].     10-9a-401. General plan required -- Content.
             951          (1) In order to accomplish the purposes [set forth in] of this chapter, each municipality
             952      shall prepare and adopt a comprehensive, long-range general plan for:
             953          (a) present and future needs of the municipality; and
             954          (b) growth and development of all or any part of the land within the municipality [or
             955      any part of the municipality].


             956          (2) The plan may provide for:
             957          (a) health, general welfare, safety, energy conservation, transportation, prosperity, civic
             958      activities, aesthetics, and recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities;
             959          (b) the reduction of the waste of physical, financial, or human resources that result
             960      from either excessive congestion or excessive scattering of population;
             961          (c) the efficient and economical use, conservation, and production of the supply of:
             962          (i) food and water; and
             963          (ii) drainage, sanitary, and other facilities and resources;
             964          (d) the use of energy conservation and solar and renewable energy resources;
             965          (e) the protection of urban development;
             966          (f) the protection or promotion of moderate income housing;
             967          [(f)] (g) the protection and promotion of air quality;
             968          [(g)] (h) historic preservation;
             969          [(h)] (i) identifying future uses of land that are likely to require an expansion or
             970      significant modification of services or facilities provided by [affected entities and specified
             971      public utilities, as those terms are defined in Section 10-9-301.5 ] each affected entity; and
             972          [(i)] (j) an official map[, pursuant to Title 72, Chapter 5, Part 4, Transportation
             973      Corridor Preservation].
             974          (3) [The] Subject to Subsection 10-9a-403 (2), the municipality may determine the
             975      comprehensiveness, extent, and format of the general plan.
             976          Section 23. Section 10-9a-402 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-203 is
             977      renumbered and amended to read:
             978           [10-9-203].     10-9a-402. Information and technical assistance from the state.
             979          [(1) The planning commission may obtain access to and use any data and information
             980      held by the state or any of its agencies:]
             981          [(a) that is classified "public"; and]
             982          [(b) that is classified "protected" if the planning commission's use of the data is
             983      lawfully authorized or if the data will be used for a purpose similar to the purpose for which it
             984      was gathered.]
             985          [(2)] Each state official, department, and agency shall:
             986          [(a) make] (1) promptly deliver any data and information requested by [the planning


             987      commissions available if authorized under the requirements of this section] a municipality
             988      unless the disclosure is prohibited by Title 63, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and
             989      Management Act; and
             990          [(b)] (2) furnish any other technical assistance and advice that they have available to
             991      [planning commissions] the municipality without additional cost to the municipality.
             992          Section 24. Section 10-9a-403 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-302 is
             993      renumbered and amended to read:
             994           [10-9-302].     10-9a-403. Plan preparation.
             995          [(1) (a) Subject to Section 10-9-301.5 , the]
             996          (1) (a) The planning commission shall provide notice, as provided in Section
             997      10-9a-203 , of its intent to make a recommendation to the municipal legislative body for a
             998      general plan or a comprehensive general plan amendment when the planning commission
             999      initiates the process of preparing its recommendation.
             1000          (b) The planning commission shall make and recommend to the legislative body a
             1001      proposed general plan for the area within the municipality.
             1002          [(b)] (c) The plan may include areas outside the boundaries of the municipality if, in
             1003      the planning commission's judgment, [they] those areas are related to the planning of the
             1004      municipality's territory.
             1005          [(c)] (d) Except as otherwise provided by law or with respect to a municipality's power
             1006      of eminent domain, when the plan of a municipality involves territory outside the boundaries of
             1007      the municipality, the municipality may not take action affecting that territory without the
             1008      concurrence of the county or other municipalities affected.
             1009          (2) [The] (a) At a minimum, the proposed general plan, with the accompanying maps,
             1010      [plats,] charts, and descriptive and explanatory matter, shall [show] include the planning
             1011      commission's recommendations for the [development of the territory covered by the plan, and
             1012      may include, among other things] following plan elements:
             1013          [(a)] (i) a land use element that:
             1014          [(i)] (A) designates the long-term goals and the proposed extent, general distribution,
             1015      and location [and extent of uses] of land for housing, business, industry, agriculture, recreation,
             1016      education, public buildings and grounds, open space, and other categories of public and private
             1017      uses of land as appropriate; and


             1018          [(ii)] (B) may include a statement of the projections for and standards of population
             1019      density and building intensity recommended for the various land use categories covered by the
             1020      plan;
             1021          [(b)] (ii) a transportation and traffic circulation element consisting of the general
             1022      location and extent of existing and proposed freeways, arterial and collector streets, mass
             1023      transit, and any other modes of transportation that [are] the planning commission considers
             1024      appropriate, all correlated with the population projections and the proposed land use element of
             1025      the general plan; and
             1026          (iii) for cities, an estimate of the need for the development of additional moderate
             1027      income housing within the city, and a plan to provide a realistic opportunity to meet estimated
             1028      needs for additional moderate income housing if long-term projections for land use and
             1029      development occur.
             1030          (b) In drafting the moderate income housing element, the planning commission:
             1031          (i) shall consider the Legislature's determination that cities should facilitate a
             1032      reasonable opportunity for a variety of housing, including moderate income housing:
             1033          (A) to meet the needs of people desiring to live there; and
             1034          (B) to allow persons with moderate incomes to benefit from and fully participate in all
             1035      aspects of neighborhood and community life; and
             1036          (ii) may include an analysis of why the recommended means, techniques, or
             1037      combination of means and techniques provide a realistic opportunity for the development of
             1038      moderate income housing within the planning horizon, which means or techniques may include
             1039      a recommendation to:
             1040          (A) rezone for densities necessary to assure the production of moderate income
             1041      housing;
             1042          (B) facilitate the rehabilitation or expansion of infrastructure that will encourage the
             1043      construction of moderate income housing;
             1044          (C) encourage the rehabilitation of existing uninhabitable housing stock into moderate
             1045      income housing;
             1046          (D) consider general fund subsidies to waive construction related fees that are
             1047      otherwise generally imposed by the city;
             1048          (E) consider utilization of state or federal funds or tax incentives to promote the


             1049      construction of moderate income housing;
             1050          (F) consider utilization of programs offered by the Utah Housing Corporation within
             1051      that agency's funding capacity; and
             1052          (G) consider utilization of affordable housing programs administered by the
             1053      Department of Community and Economic Development.
             1054          (3) The proposed general plan may include:
             1055          [(c)] (a) an environmental element that addresses:
             1056          (i) the protection, conservation, development, and use of natural resources, including
             1057      the quality of air, forests, soils, rivers and other waters, harbors, fisheries, wildlife, minerals,
             1058      and other natural resources; and
             1059          (ii) the reclamation of land, flood control, prevention and control of the pollution of
             1060      streams and other waters, regulation of the use of land on hillsides, stream channels and other
             1061      environmentally sensitive areas, the prevention, control, and correction of the erosion of soils,
             1062      protection of watersheds and wetlands, and the mapping of known geologic hazards;
             1063          [(d)] (b) a public services and facilities element showing general plans for sewage,
             1064      water, waste disposal, drainage, [local] public utilities, rights-of-way, easements, and facilities
             1065      for them, police and fire protection, and other public services;
             1066          [(e)] (c) a rehabilitation, redevelopment, and conservation element consisting of plans
             1067      and programs for:
             1068          (i) historic preservation; and
             1069          (ii) the diminution or elimination of blight; and [for]
             1070          (iii) redevelopment of land, including housing sites, business and industrial sites, and
             1071      public building sites;
             1072          [(f)] (d) an economic element composed of appropriate studies and forecasts, as well as
             1073      an economic development plan [that], which may include review of existing and projected
             1074      municipal revenue and expenditures, revenue sources, identification of [base] basic and
             1075      [residentiary] secondary industry, primary and secondary market areas, employment, and retail
             1076      sales activity;
             1077          [(g)] (e) recommendations for implementing [the] all or any portion of the general plan,
             1078      including the use of [zoning] land use ordinances, [subdivision ordinances,] capital
             1079      improvement plans, [and] community development and promotion, and any other appropriate


             1080      [actions] action;
             1081          [(h)] (f) provisions addressing any of the matters listed in Subsection [ 10-9-301 ]
             1082      10-9a-401 (2); and
             1083          [(i)] (g) any other [elements] element the municipality considers appropriate.
             1084          Section 25. Section 10-9a-404 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-303 is
             1085      renumbered and amended to read:
             1086           [10-9-303].     10-9a-404. Public hearing by planning commission on proposed
             1087      general plan or amendment -- Notice -- Revisions to general plan or amendment --
             1088      Adoption or rejection by legislative body.
             1089          (1) (a) After completing its recommendation for a proposed general plan [for all or part
             1090      of the area within the municipality], or proposal to amend the general plan, the planning
             1091      commission shall schedule and hold a public hearing on the proposed plan or amendment.
             1092          (b) The planning commission shall provide [reasonable] notice of the public hearing [at
             1093      least 14 days before the date of the hearing], as required by Section 10-9a-204 .
             1094          (c) After the public hearing, the planning commission may [make changes to] modify
             1095      the proposed general plan or amendment.
             1096          (2) The planning commission shall [then] forward the proposed general plan or
             1097      amendment to the legislative body.
             1098          [(3) (a) The legislative body shall hold a public hearing on the proposed general plan
             1099      recommended to it by the planning commission.]
             1100          [(b) The legislative body shall provide reasonable notice of the public hearing at least
             1101      14 days before the date of the hearing.]
             1102          [(4) After the public hearing, the]
             1103          (3) The legislative body may make any [modifications] revisions to the proposed
             1104      general plan or amendment that it considers appropriate.
             1105          [(5)] (4) (a) The municipal legislative body may[:(a)] adopt or reject the proposed
             1106      general plan [without] or amendment[;(b) amend the] either as proposed [general plan and
             1107      adopt or reject it as amended; or (c) reject] by the planning commission or after making any
             1108      revision that the municipal legislative body considers appropriate.
             1109          (b) If the municipal legislative body rejects the proposed general plan or amendment, it
             1110      may provide suggestions to the planning commission for its consideration.


             1111          [(6) (a) The general plan is an advisory guide for land use decisions.]
             1112          [(b) The legislative body may adopt an ordinance mandating compliance with the
             1113      general plan.]
             1114          (5) The legislative body shall adopt:
             1115          (a) a land use element as provided in Subsection 10-9a-403 (2)(a)(i);
             1116          (b) a transportation and traffic circulation element as provided in Subsection
             1117      10-9a-403 (2)(a)(ii); and
             1118          (c) for all cities, after considering the factors included in Subsection
             1119      10-9a-403 (2)(b)(ii), a plan to provide a realistic opportunity to meet estimated needs for
             1120      additional moderate income housing if long-term projections for land use and development
             1121      occur.
             1122          Section 26. Section 10-9a-405 is enacted to read:
             1123          10-9a-405. Effect of general plan.
             1124          Except as provided in Section 10-9a-406 , the general plan is an advisory guide for land
             1125      use decisions, the impact of which shall be determined by ordinance.
             1126          Section 27. Section 10-9a-406 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-305 is
             1127      renumbered and amended to read:
             1128           [10-9-305].     10-9a-406. Public uses to conform to general plan.
             1129          After the legislative body has adopted a general plan [or any amendments to the general
             1130      plan], no street, park, or other public way, ground, place, or space, no publicly owned building
             1131      or structure, and no public utility, whether publicly or privately owned, may be constructed or
             1132      authorized until and unless[: (1)] it conforms to the current general plan[; or].
             1133          [(2) it has been considered by the planning commission and, after receiving the advice
             1134      of the planning commission, the legislative body approves it as an amendment to the general
             1135      plan.]
             1136          Section 28. Section 10-9a-407 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-306 is
             1137      renumbered and amended to read:
             1138           [10-9-306].     10-9a-407. Effect of official maps.
             1139          (1) Municipalities may adopt an official map [in accordance with the provisions of
             1140      Title 72, Chapter 5, Part 4, Transportation Corridor Preservation].
             1141          (2) (a) An official map does not:


             1142          (i) require a landowner to dedicate and construct a street as a condition of development
             1143      approval, except under circumstances provided in Subsection (2)(b)(iii); or
             1144          (ii) require a municipality to immediately acquire property it has designated for
             1145      eventual use as a public street.
             1146          (b) This section does not prohibit a municipality from:
             1147          (i) [requiring a landowner to take into account] recommending that an applicant
             1148      consider and accommodate the location of the proposed streets in the planning of a
             1149      development proposal in a manner that is consistent with Section 10-9a-508 ;
             1150          (ii) acquiring the property through purchase, gift, voluntary dedication, or eminent
             1151      domain; or
             1152          (iii) requiring the dedication and improvement of a street if the street is found
             1153      necessary by the municipality because of a proposed development and if the dedication and
             1154      improvement are consistent with Section 10-9a-508 .
             1155          [(3) An official map may not be used to unconstitutionally prohibit the development of
             1156      property designated for eventual use as a public street.]
             1157          [(4) An adopted official map shall be available for public inspection upon request.]
             1158          Section 29. Section 10-9a-408 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-307 is
             1159      renumbered and amended to read:
             1160           [10-9-307].     10-9a-408. Biennial review of moderate income housing element of
             1161      general plan.
             1162          [(1) The availability of moderate income housing is an issue of statewide concern. To
             1163      this end:]
             1164          [(a) cities should afford a reasonable opportunity for a variety of housing, including
             1165      moderate income housing, to meet the needs of people desiring to live there; and]
             1166          [(b) moderate income housing should be encouraged to allow persons with moderate
             1167      incomes to benefit from and to fully participate in all aspects of neighborhood and community
             1168      life.]
             1169          [(2) As used in this section:]
             1170          [(a) "Moderate income housing" means housing occupied or reserved for occupancy by
             1171      households with a gross household income equal to or less than 80% of the median gross
             1172      income for households of the same size in the county in which the city is located.]


             1173          [(b) "Plan for moderate income housing" or "plan" means a written document adopted
             1174      by a city legislative body that includes:]
             1175          [(i) an estimate of the existing supply of moderate income housing located within the
             1176      city;]
             1177          [(ii) an estimate of the need for moderate income housing in the city for the next five
             1178      years as revised biennially;]
             1179          [(iii) a survey of total residential zoning;]
             1180          [(iv) an evaluation of how existing zoning densities affect opportunities for moderate
             1181      income housing; and]
             1182          [(v) a description of the city's program to encourage an adequate supply of moderate
             1183      income housing.]
             1184          [(3) The legislative body of each city shall, as part of its general plan, adopt a plan for
             1185      moderate income housing within that city.]
             1186          [(4) A plan may provide moderate income housing by any means or combination of
             1187      techniques which provide a realistic opportunity to meet estimated needs. The plan may include
             1188      an analysis of why the means or techniques selected provide a realistic opportunity to meet the
             1189      objectives of this section. Such techniques may include:]
             1190          [(a) rezoning for densities necessary to assure the economic viability of inclusionary
             1191      developments, either through mandatory set asides or density bonuses;]
             1192          [(b) infrastructure expansion and rehabilitation that will facilitate the construction of
             1193      moderate income housing;]
             1194          [(c) rehabilitation of existing uninhabitable housing stock;]
             1195          [(d) consideration of waiving construction related fees generally imposed by the city;]
             1196          [(e) utilization of state or federal funds or tax incentives to promote the construction of
             1197      moderate income housing;]
             1198          [(f) utilization of programs offered by the Utah Housing Corporation within that
             1199      agency's funding capacity; and]
             1200          [(g) utilization of affordable housing programs administered by the Department of
             1201      Community and Economic Development.]
             1202          [(5) (a) After adoption of a plan for moderate income housing under Subsection (3),
             1203      the]


             1204          (1) The legislative body of each city shall biennially:
             1205          [(i)] (a) review the moderate income housing plan element of its general plan and its
             1206      implementation; and
             1207          [(ii)] (b) prepare a report setting forth the findings of the review.
             1208          [(b)] (2) Each report under Subsection [(5)(a)(ii)] (1) shall include a description of:
             1209          [(i)] (a) efforts made by the city to reduce, mitigate, or eliminate local regulatory
             1210      barriers to moderate income housing;
             1211          [(ii)] (b) actions taken by the city to encourage preservation of existing moderate
             1212      income housing and development of new moderate income housing;
             1213          [(iii)] (c) progress made within the city to provide moderate income housing, as
             1214      measured by permits issued for new units of moderate income housing; and
             1215          [(iv)] (d) efforts made by the city to coordinate moderate income housing plans and
             1216      actions with neighboring municipalities.
             1217          [(c)] (3) The legislative body of each city shall send a copy of the report under
             1218      Subsection [(5)(a)(ii)] (1) to the Department of Community and Economic Development and
             1219      the association of governments in which the city is located.
             1220          [(6)] (4) In a civil action seeking enforcement or claiming a violation of this section or
             1221      of Subsection 10-9a-404 (5)(c), a plaintiff may not recover damages but may be awarded only
             1222      injunctive or other equitable relief [only].
             1223          Section 30. Section 10-9a-501 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-401 is
             1224      renumbered and amended to read:
             1225     
Part 5. Land Use Ordinances

             1226           [10-9-401].     10-9a-501. General powers.
             1227          The legislative body may enact [a zoning ordinance establishing regulations for land
             1228      use and development that furthers the intent of this chapter] land use ordinances and a zoning
             1229      map.
             1230          Section 31. Section 10-9a-502 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-402 is
             1231      renumbered and amended to read:
             1232           [10-9-402].     10-9a-502. Preparation and adoption.
             1233          (1) The planning commission shall:
             1234          (a) provide notice as required by Subsection 10-9a-205 (1)(a);


             1235          (b) hold a public hearing on a proposed land use ordinance or zoning map; and
             1236          (c) prepare and recommend to the legislative body [a proposed zoning ordinance,
             1237      including both the full text of the zoning ordinance and maps, that represents the commission's
             1238      recommendations for zoning all or any part of the area within] a proposed land use ordinance
             1239      or ordinances and zoning map that represent the planning commission's recommendation for
             1240      regulating the use and development of land within all or any part of the area of the
             1241      municipality.
             1242          (2) [(a)] The municipal legislative body shall [hold a public hearing on the] consider
             1243      each proposed [zoning] land use ordinance and zoning map recommended to it by the planning
             1244      commission[. (b) The legislative body shall provide reasonable notice of the public hearing at
             1245      least 14 days before the date of the hearing. If a municipality mails notice of a proposed zoning
             1246      change to property owners within that municipality within a specified distance of the property
             1247      on which the zoning change is being proposed, it shall also mail equivalent notice to property
             1248      owners of an adjacent municipality within the same distance of the property on which the
             1249      zoning change is being proposed. (3) After the public hearing, the legislative body may: (a)],
             1250      and, after providing notice as required by Subsection 10-9a-205 (1)(b) and holding a public
             1251      meeting, the legislative body may adopt or reject the [zoning] ordinance or map either as
             1252      proposed[; (b) amend the zoning ordinance and adopt or reject the zoning ordinance as
             1253      amended; or (c) reject the ordinance] by the planning commission or after making any revision
             1254      the municipal legislative body considers appropriate.
             1255          Section 32. Section 10-9a-503 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-403 is
             1256      renumbered and amended to read:
             1257           [10-9-403].     10-9a-503. Amendments.
             1258          (1) [(a)] The legislative body may amend:
             1259          [(i)] (a) the number, shape, boundaries, or area of any zoning district;
             1260          [(ii)] (b) any regulation of or within the zoning district; or
             1261          [(iii)] (c) any other provision of [the zoning] a land use ordinance.
             1262          [(b)] (2) The legislative body may not make any amendment authorized by this
             1263      subsection unless the amendment was proposed by the planning commission or [is] was first
             1264      submitted to the planning commission for its [approval, disapproval, or recommendations]
             1265      recommendation.


             1266          [(2)] (3) The legislative body shall comply with the procedure specified in Section
             1267      [ 10-9-402 ] 10-9a-502 in preparing and adopting an amendment to [the zoning] a land use
             1268      ordinance or [the] a zoning map.
             1269          Section 33. Section 10-9a-504 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-404 is
             1270      renumbered and amended to read:
             1271           [10-9-404].     10-9a-504. Temporary land use regulations.
             1272          (1) (a) A municipal legislative body may, without [a public hearing,] prior
             1273      consideration of or recommendation from the planning commission, enact an ordinance
             1274      establishing a temporary [zoning] land use regulation for any part or all of the area within the
             1275      municipality if:
             1276          (i) the legislative body makes a finding of compelling, countervailing public interest;
             1277      or
             1278          (ii) the area is [unzoned] unregulated.
             1279          (b) A temporary [zoning] land use regulation under Subsection (1)(a) may prohibit or
             1280      regulate the erection, construction, reconstruction, or alteration of any building or structure or
             1281      any subdivision approval.
             1282          (c) A temporary [zoning] land use regulation under Subsection (1)(a) may not impose
             1283      an impact fee or other financial requirement on building or development.
             1284          (2) The municipal legislative body shall establish a period of limited effect for the
             1285      ordinance not to exceed six months.
             1286          (3) (a) A municipal legislative body may, without [a public hearing] prior planning
             1287      commission consideration or recommendation, enact an ordinance establishing a temporary
             1288      [zoning] land use regulation prohibiting construction, subdivision approval, and other
             1289      development activities within an area that is the subject of an Environmental Impact Statement
             1290      or a Major Investment Study examining the area as a proposed highway or transportation
             1291      corridor.
             1292          (b) A [zoning] regulation under Subsection (3)(a):
             1293          (i) may not exceed six months in duration;
             1294          (ii) may be renewed, if requested by the [Utah] Transportation Commission created
             1295      under Section 72-1-301 , for up to two additional six-month periods by ordinance enacted
             1296      before the expiration of the previous [zoning] regulation; and


             1297          (iii) notwithstanding Subsections (3)(b)(i) and (ii), is effective only as long as the
             1298      Environmental Impact Statement or Major Investment Study is in progress.
             1299          Section 34. Section 10-9a-505 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-405 is
             1300      renumbered and amended to read:
             1301           [10-9-405].     10-9a-505. Zoning districts.
             1302          (1) (a) The legislative body may divide the territory over which it has jurisdiction into
             1303      zoning districts of a number, shape, and area that it considers appropriate to carry out the
             1304      purposes of this chapter.
             1305          (b) Within those zoning districts, the legislative body may regulate and restrict the
             1306      erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, or use of buildings and structures, and
             1307      the use of land.
             1308          (2) The legislative body shall ensure that the regulations are uniform for each class or
             1309      kind of buildings throughout each zoning district, but the regulations in one [district] zone may
             1310      differ from those in other [districts] zones.
             1311          (3) (a) There is no minimum area or diversity of ownership requirement for a zone
             1312      designation.
             1313          (b) Neither the size of a zoning district nor the number of landowners within the
             1314      district may be used as evidence of the illegality of a zoning district or of the invalidity of a
             1315      municipal decision.
             1316          Section 35. Section 10-9a-506 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-406 is
             1317      renumbered and amended to read:
             1318           [10-9-406].     10-9a-506. Regulating annexed territory.
             1319          (1) The legislative body of [a] each municipality [may] shall assign a [zoning
             1320      designation] land use zone or a variety thereof to territory annexed to the municipality at the
             1321      time the territory is annexed.
             1322          [(2) If the annexing municipality's zoning ordinance does not designate a zone for the
             1323      territory to be annexed to the municipality, or if the legislative body does not assign a zone to
             1324      territory at the time it is annexed, the territory annexed to a municipality shall be zoned
             1325      according to the zone of the annexing municipality with which it has the longest common
             1326      boundary.]
             1327          (2) If the legislative body fails to assign a land use zone at the time the territory is


             1328      annexed, all land uses within the annexed territory shall be compatible with surrounding uses
             1329      within the municipality.
             1330      '    Section 36. Section 10-9a-507 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-407 is
             1331      renumbered and amended to read:
             1332           [10-9-407].     10-9a-507. Conditional uses.
             1333          (1) A [zoning] land use ordinance may [contain] include conditional uses and
             1334      provisions for conditional uses that [may be allowed, allowed with conditions, or denied in
             1335      designated zoning districts, based on] require compliance with standards [and criteria] set forth
             1336      in [the zoning] an applicable ordinance [for those uses].
             1337          [(2) The board of adjustments has jurisdiction to decide appeals of the approval or
             1338      denial of conditional use permits unless the legislative body has enacted an ordinance
             1339      designating the legislative body or another body as the appellate body for those appeals.]
             1340          (2) (a) A conditional use shall be approved if reasonable conditions are proposed, or
             1341      can be imposed, to mitigate the reasonably anticipated detrimental effects of the proposed use
             1342      in accordance with applicable standards.
             1343          (b) If the reasonably anticipated detrimental effects of a proposed conditional use
             1344      cannot be substantially mitigated by the proposal or the imposition of reasonable conditions to
             1345      achieve compliance with applicable standards, the conditional use may be denied.
             1346          Section 37. Section 10-9a-508 is enacted to read:
             1347          10-9a-508. Regulation of exactions.
             1348          A municipality may impose an exaction or exactions on development proposed in a
             1349      land use application if:
             1350          (1) an essential link exists between a legitimate governmental interest and each
             1351      exaction; and
             1352          (2) each exaction is roughly proportionate, both in nature and extent, to the impact of
             1353      the proposed development.
             1354          Section 38. Section 10-9a-509 is enacted to read:
             1355          10-9a-509. Land use approval standards and vested rights.
             1356          (1) (a) An applicant is entitled to approval of a land use application if the application
             1357      conforms to the requirements of an applicable land use ordinance in effect when a complete
             1358      application is submitted and all fees have been paid, unless:


             1359          (i) the land use authority, on the record, finds that a compelling, countervailing public
             1360      interest would be jeopardized by approving the application; or
             1361          (ii) in the manner provided by local ordinance and before the application is submitted,
             1362      the municipality has formally initiated proceedings to amend its ordinances in a manner that
             1363      would prohibit approval of the application as submitted.
             1364          (b) The municipality shall process an application without regard to proceedings
             1365      initiated to amend the municipality's ordinances if:
             1366          (i) 180 days have passed since the proceedings were initiated; and
             1367          (ii) the proceedings have not resulted in an enactment that prohibits approval of the
             1368      application as submitted.
             1369          (c) An application for a land use approval is considered submitted and complete when
             1370      the application is provided in a form that complies with the requirements of applicable
             1371      ordinances and all applicable fees have been paid.
             1372          (d) The continuing validity of an approval of a land use application is conditioned upon
             1373      the applicant proceeding after approval to implement the approval with reasonable diligence.
             1374          (2) A municipality is bound by the terms and standards of applicable land use
             1375      ordinances and shall comply with mandatory provisions of those ordinances.
             1376          Section 39. Section 10-9a-510 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-107 is
             1377      renumbered and amended to read:
             1378           [10-9-107].     10-9a-510. Limit on plan check fees.
             1379          (1) A municipality may not impose or collect a fee for reviewing or approving the
             1380      plans for a commercial or residential building that exceeds the lesser of:
             1381          (a) the actual cost of performing the plan review; and
             1382          (b) 65% of the amount the municipality charges for a building permit fee for that
             1383      building.
             1384          [(2) (a) For purposes of this Subsection (2):]
             1385          [(i) "Identical plans" means building plans submitted to a municipality that:]
             1386          [(A) are substantially identical to building plans that were previously submitted to and
             1387      reviewed and approved by the municipality; and]
             1388          [(B) describe a building that is:]
             1389          [(I) located on land zoned the same as the land on which the building described in the


             1390      previously approved plans is located; and]
             1391          [(II) subject to the same geological and meteorological conditions and the same law as
             1392      the building described in the previously approved plans.]
             1393          [(ii) "Nominal fee" means a fee that reasonably reimburses a municipality only for time
             1394      spent and expenses incurred in:]
             1395          [(A) verifying that building plans are identical plans; and]
             1396          [(B) reviewing and approving those minor aspects of identical plans that differ from
             1397      the previously reviewed and approved building plans referred to in Subsection (2)(a)(i).]
             1398          [(b)] (2) Subject to Subsection (1), a municipality may impose and collect only a
             1399      nominal fee for reviewing and approving identical plans.
             1400          Section 40. Section 10-9a-511 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-408 is
             1401      renumbered and amended to read:
             1402           [10-9-408].     10-9a-511. Nonconforming uses and noncomplying structures.
             1403          (1) (a) Except as provided in this section, a nonconforming use or noncomplying
             1404      structure may be continued by the present or by a future property owner.
             1405          (b) A nonconforming use may be extended through the same building, provided no
             1406      structural alteration of the building is proposed or made for the purpose of the extension.
             1407          (c) For purposes of this Subsection (1), the addition of a solar energy device to a
             1408      building is not a structural alteration.
             1409          (2) The legislative body may provide [in any zoning ordinance or amendment] for:
             1410          (a) the establishment, restoration, reconstruction, extension, alteration, expansion, or
             1411      substitution of nonconforming uses upon the terms and conditions set forth in the [zoning] land
             1412      use ordinance;
             1413          (b) the termination of all nonconforming uses, except billboards, by providing a
             1414      formula establishing a reasonable time period during which the owner can recover or amortize
             1415      the amount of his investment in the nonconforming use, if any; and
             1416          [(c) the termination of a billboard that is a nonconforming use by acquiring the
             1417      billboard and associated property rights through:]
             1418          [(i) gift;]
             1419          [(ii) purchase;]
             1420          [(iii) agreement;]


             1421          [(iv) exchange; or]
             1422          [(v) eminent domain.]
             1423          [(3) (a) A municipality is considered to have initiated the acquisition of a billboard
             1424      structure by eminent domain under Subsection (2)(c)(v) if the municipality prevents a billboard
             1425      owner from:]
             1426          [(i) rebuilding, maintaining, repairing, or restoring a billboard structure that is damaged
             1427      by casualty, an act of God, or vandalism; or]
             1428          [(ii) except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), relocating or rebuilding a billboard
             1429      structure, or taking other measures, to correct a mistake in the placement or erection of a
             1430      billboard for which the municipality has issued a permit, if the proposed relocation, rebuilding,
             1431      or other measure is consistent with the intent of that permit.]
             1432          [(b) A municipality's denial of a billboard owner's request to relocate or rebuild a
             1433      billboard structure, or to take other measures, in order to correct a mistake in the placement or
             1434      erection of a billboard does not constitute the initiation of acquisition by eminent domain under
             1435      Subsection (3)(a) if the mistake in placement or erection of the billboard is determined by clear
             1436      and convincing evidence to have resulted from an intentionally false or misleading statement:]
             1437          [(i) by the billboard applicant in the application; and]
             1438          [(ii) regarding the placement or erection of the billboard.]
             1439          [(4) Notwithstanding Subsections (2) and (3), a municipality may remove a billboard
             1440      without providing compensation if:]
             1441          [(a) the municipality determines:]
             1442          [(i) by clear and convincing evidence that the applicant for a permit intentionally made
             1443      a false or misleading statement in the applicant's application regarding the placement or
             1444      erection of the billboard; or]
             1445          [(ii) by substantial evidence that the billboard:]
             1446          [(A) is structurally unsafe;]
             1447          [(B) is in an unreasonable state of repair; or]
             1448          [(C) has been abandoned for at least 12 months;]
             1449          [(b) the municipality notifies the owner in writing that the owner's billboard meets one
             1450      or more of the conditions listed in Subsections (4)(a)(i) and (ii);]
             1451          [(c) the owner fails to remedy the condition or conditions within:]


             1452          [(i) except as provided in Subsection (4)(c)(ii), 90 days following the billboard owner's
             1453      receipt of written notice under Subsection (4)(b); or]
             1454          [(ii) if the condition forming the basis of the municipality's intention to remove the
             1455      billboard is that it is structurally unsafe, ten business days, or a longer period if necessary
             1456      because of a natural disaster, following the billboard owner's receipt of written notice under
             1457      Subsection (4)(b); and]
             1458          [(d) following the expiration of the applicable period under Subsection (4)(c) and after
             1459      providing the owner with reasonable notice of proceedings and an opportunity for a hearing,
             1460      the municipality finds:]
             1461          [(i) by clear and convincing evidence, that the applicant for a permit intentionally made
             1462      a false or misleading statement in the application regarding the placement or erection of the
             1463      billboard; or]
             1464          [(ii) by substantial evidence that the billboard is structurally unsafe, is in an
             1465      unreasonable state of repair, or has been abandoned for at least 12 months.]
             1466          [(5) A municipality may not allow a nonconforming billboard to be rebuilt for a reason
             1467      other than:]
             1468          [(a) those specified in Subsections (3) and (4);]
             1469          [(b) those provided in Title 72, Chapter 7, Part 5, Utah Outdoor Advertising Act; and]
             1470          [(c) those specified in the municipality's ordinance requiring or allowing a billboard
             1471      owner to relocate and rebuild an existing nonconforming billboard to an area within the
             1472      municipality where outdoor advertising is otherwise allowed under Title 72, Chapter 7, Part 5,
             1473      Utah Outdoor Advertising Act.]
             1474          [(6) A municipality may terminate the nonconforming status of school district property
             1475      when the property ceases to be used for school district purposes.]
             1476          (c) the termination of a nonconforming use due to its abandonment.
             1477          (3) (a) A municipality may not prohibit the reconstruction or restoration of a
             1478      noncomplying structure or terminate the nonconforming use of a structure that is involuntarily
             1479      destroyed in whole or in part due to fire or other calamity unless the structure or use has been
             1480      abandoned.
             1481          (b) A municipality may prohibit the reconstruction or restoration of a noncomplying
             1482      structure or terminate the nonconforming use of a structure if:


             1483          (i) the structure is allowed to deteriorate to a condition that the structure is rendered
             1484      uninhabitable and is not repaired or restored within six months after written notice to the
             1485      property owner that the structure is uninhabitable and that the noncomplying structure or
             1486      nonconforming use will be lost if the structure is not repaired or restored within six months; or
             1487          (ii) the property owner has voluntarily demolished a majority of the noncomplying
             1488      structure or the building that houses the nonconforming use.
             1489          (4) (a) Unless the municipality establishes, by ordinance, a uniform presumption of
             1490      legal existence for nonconforming uses, the property owner shall have the burden of
             1491      establishing the legal existence of a noncomplying structure or nonconforming use.
             1492          (b) Any party claiming that a nonconforming use has been abandoned shall have the
             1493      burden of establishing the abandonment.
             1494          (c) Abandonment may be presumed to have occurred if:
             1495          (i) a majority of the primary structure associated with the nonconforming use has been
             1496      voluntarily demolished without prior written agreement with the municipality regarding an
             1497      extension of the nonconforming use;
             1498          (ii) the use has been discontinued for a minimum of one year; or
             1499          (iii) the primary structure associated with the nonconforming use remains vacant for a
             1500      period of one year.
             1501          (d) The property owner may rebut the presumption of abandonment under Subsection
             1502      (4)(c), and shall have the burden of establishing that any claimed abandonment under
             1503      Subsection (4)(c) has not in fact occurred.
             1504          (5) A municipality may terminate the nonconforming status of a school district or
             1505      charter school use or structure when the property associated with the school district or charter
             1506      school use or structure ceases to be used for school district or charter school purposes for a
             1507      period established by ordinance.
             1508          Section 41. Section 10-9a-512 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-409 is
             1509      renumbered and amended to read:
             1510           [10-9-409].     10-9a-512. Existing outdoor advertising uses.
             1511          (1) A municipality may only require termination of a billboard and associated property
             1512      rights through:
             1513          (a) gift;


             1514          (b) purchase;
             1515          (c) agreement;
             1516          (d) exchange; or
             1517          (e) eminent domain.
             1518          (2) A termination under Subsection (1)(a), (b), (c), or (d) requires the voluntary consent
             1519      of the billboard owner.
             1520          Section 42. Section 10-9a-513 is enacted to read:
             1521          10-9a-513. Nonconforming billboards.
             1522          (1) (a) A municipality is considered to have initiated the acquisition of a billboard
             1523      structure by eminent domain if the municipality prevents a billboard owner from:
             1524          (i) rebuilding, maintaining, repairing, or restoring a billboard structure that is damaged
             1525      by casualty, an act of God, or vandalism; or
             1526          (ii) except as provided in Subsection (1)(b), relocating or rebuilding a billboard
             1527      structure, or taking other measures, to correct a mistake in the placement or erection of a
             1528      billboard for which the municipality has issued a permit, if the proposed relocation, rebuilding,
             1529      or other measure is consistent with the intent of that permit.
             1530          (b) A municipality's denial of a billboard owner's request to relocate or rebuild a
             1531      billboard structure, or to take other measures, in order to correct a mistake in the placement or
             1532      erection of a billboard does not constitute the initiation of acquisition by eminent domain under
             1533      Subsection (1)(a) if the mistake in placement or erection of the billboard is determined by clear
             1534      and convincing evidence to have resulted from an intentionally false or misleading statement:
             1535          (i) by the billboard applicant in the application; and
             1536          (ii) regarding the placement or erection of the billboard.
             1537          (2) Notwithstanding Subsection (1) and Section 10-9a-512 , a municipality may remove
             1538      a billboard without providing compensation if:
             1539          (a) the municipality determines:
             1540          (i) by clear and convincing evidence that the applicant for a permit intentionally made a
             1541      false or misleading statement in the applicant's application regarding the placement or erection
             1542      of the billboard; or
             1543          (ii) by substantial evidence that the billboard:
             1544          (A) is structurally unsafe;


             1545          (B) is in an unreasonable state of repair; or
             1546          (C) has been abandoned for at least 12 months;
             1547          (b) the municipality notifies the owner in writing that the owner's billboard meets one
             1548      or more of the conditions listed in Subsections (2)(a)(i) and (ii);
             1549          (c) the owner fails to remedy the condition or conditions within:
             1550          (i) except as provided in Subsection (2)(c)(ii), 90 days following the billboard owner's
             1551      receipt of written notice under Subsection (2)(b); or
             1552          (ii) if the condition forming the basis of the municipality's intention to remove the
             1553      billboard is that it is structurally unsafe, ten business days, or a longer period if necessary
             1554      because of a natural disaster, following the billboard owner's receipt of written notice under
             1555      Subsection (2)(b); and
             1556          (d) following the expiration of the applicable period under Subsection (2)(c) and after
             1557      providing the owner with reasonable notice of proceedings and an opportunity for a hearing,
             1558      the municipality finds:
             1559          (i) by clear and convincing evidence, that the applicant for a permit intentionally made
             1560      a false or misleading statement in the application regarding the placement or erection of the
             1561      billboard; or
             1562          (ii) by substantial evidence that the billboard is structurally unsafe, is in an
             1563      unreasonable state of repair, or has been abandoned for at least 12 months.
             1564          (3) A municipality may not allow a nonconforming billboard to be rebuilt for a reason
             1565      other than:
             1566          (a) those specified in Subsections (1) and (2);
             1567          (b) those provided in Title 72, Chapter 7, Part 5, Utah Outdoor Advertising Act; and
             1568          (c) those specified in the municipality's ordinance requiring or allowing a billboard
             1569      owner to relocate and rebuild an existing nonconforming billboard to an area within the
             1570      municipality where outdoor advertising is otherwise allowed under Title 72, Chapter 7, Part 5,
             1571      Utah Outdoor Advertising Act.
             1572          Section 43. Section 10-9a-514 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-106.5 is
             1573      renumbered and amended to read:
             1574           [10-9-106.5].     10-9a-514. Manufactured homes.
             1575          (1) For purposes of this section, a manufactured home is the same as defined in Section


             1576      58-56-3 , except that the manufactured home must be attached to a permanent foundation in
             1577      accordance with plans providing for vertical loads, uplift, and lateral forces and frost protection
             1578      in compliance with the applicable building code. All appendages, including carports, garages,
             1579      storage buildings, additions, or alterations must be built in compliance with the applicable
             1580      building code.
             1581          (2) A manufactured home may not be excluded from any land use zone or area in
             1582      which a single-family residence would be permitted, provided the manufactured home
             1583      complies with all local [zoning, building code, and subdivision requirements, including] land
             1584      use ordinances, building codes, and any restrictive covenants, applicable to a single family
             1585      residence within that zone or area.
             1586          (3) A municipality may not:
             1587          (a) adopt or enforce an ordinance or regulation that treats a proposed development that
             1588      includes manufactured homes differently than one that does not include manufactured homes;
             1589      or
             1590          (b) reject a development plan based on the fact that the development is expected to
             1591      contain manufactured homes.
             1592          Section 44. Section 10-9a-515 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-108 is
             1593      renumbered and amended to read:
             1594           [10-9-108].     10-9a-515. Regulation of amateur radio antennas.
             1595          (1) A municipality may not enact or enforce an ordinance that does not comply with
             1596      the ruling of the Federal Communications Commission in "Amateur Radio Preemption, 101
             1597      FCC 2nd 952 (1985)" or a regulation related to amateur radio service adopted under 47 C.F.R.
             1598      Part 97.
             1599          (2) If a municipality adopts an ordinance involving the placement, screening, or height
             1600      of an amateur radio antenna based on health, safety, or aesthetic conditions, the ordinance
             1601      shall:
             1602          (a) reasonably accommodate amateur radio communications; and
             1603          (b) represent the minimal practicable regulation to accomplish the municipality's
             1604      purpose.
             1605          Section 45. Section 10-9a-516 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-501 is
             1606      renumbered and amended to read:


             1607           [10-9-501].     10-9a-516. Residential facilities for elderly persons.
             1608          (1) [(a)] A residential facility for elderly persons may not operate as a business.
             1609          [(b)] (2) A residential facility for elderly persons shall:
             1610          [(i)] (a) be owned by one of the residents or by an immediate family member of one of
             1611      the residents or be a facility for which the title has been placed in trust for a resident;
             1612          [(ii)] (b) be consistent with [existing zoning of] any existing, applicable land use
             1613      ordinance affecting the desired location; and
             1614          [(iii)] (c) be occupied on a 24-hour-per-day basis by eight or fewer elderly persons in a
             1615      family-type arrangement.
             1616          [(2)] (3) A residential facility for elderly persons may not be considered a business
             1617      because a fee is charged for food or for actual and necessary costs of operation and
             1618      maintenance of the facility.
             1619          Section 46. Section 10-9a-517 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-502 is
             1620      renumbered and amended to read:
             1621           [10-9-502].     10-9a-517. Municipal ordinances governing elderly residential
             1622      facilities.
             1623          (1) Each municipality shall adopt ordinances that establish that a residential facility for
             1624      elderly persons is a permitted use in any area where residential dwellings are allowed, except
             1625      an area zoned to permit exclusively single-family dwellings.
             1626          (2) The ordinances shall establish a permit process that may require only that:
             1627          (a) the facility meet [all applicable] each building, safety, [zoning] land use, and health
             1628      [ordinances] ordinance applicable to similar dwellings;
             1629          (b) adequate off-street parking space be provided;
             1630          (c) the facility be capable of use as a residential facility for elderly persons without
             1631      structural or landscaping alterations that would change the structure's residential character;
             1632          (d) residential facilities for elderly persons be reasonably dispersed throughout the
             1633      municipality;
             1634          (e) no person being treated for alcoholism or drug abuse be placed in a residential
             1635      facility for elderly persons; and
             1636          (f) placement in a residential facility for elderly persons be on a strictly voluntary basis
             1637      and not a part of, or in lieu of, confinement, rehabilitation, or treatment in a correctional


             1638      facility.
             1639          Section 47. Section 10-9a-518 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-503 is
             1640      renumbered and amended to read:
             1641           [10-9-503].     10-9a-518. Municipal approval of elderly residential facilities.
             1642          (1) [(a)] Upon application for a permit to establish a residential facility for elderly
             1643      persons in any area where residential dwellings are allowed, except an area zoned to permit
             1644      exclusively single-family dwellings, the municipality [may decide only whether or not the
             1645      residential facility for elderly persons conforms to ordinances adopted by the municipality
             1646      under this part. (b) If the municipality determines that the residential facility for elderly
             1647      persons complies with the ordinances, it] shall grant the requested permit to [that facility.] the
             1648      facility if the facility is proposed outside of a zone regulated exclusively for single-family
             1649      homes and shall otherwise comply with Section 10-9a-519 if the facility is proposed in a land
             1650      use zone regulated exclusively for single-family homes.
             1651          (2) The use granted and permitted by this section is nontransferable and terminates if
             1652      the structure is devoted to a use other than a residential facility for elderly persons or if the
             1653      structure fails to comply with the ordinances adopted under this [part] section.
             1654          (3) If a municipality has not adopted ordinances under this [part] section at the time an
             1655      application for a permit to establish a residential facility for elderly persons is made, the
             1656      municipality shall grant the permit if it is established that the criteria set forth in this part have
             1657      been met by the facility.
             1658          Section 48. Section 10-9a-519 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-504 is
             1659      renumbered and amended to read:
             1660           [10-9-504].     10-9a-519. Elderly residential facilities in areas zoned exclusively
             1661      for single-family dwellings.
             1662          (1) For purposes of this section:
             1663          (a) no person who is being treated for alcoholism or drug abuse may be placed in a
             1664      residential facility for elderly persons; and
             1665          (b) placement in a residential facility for elderly persons shall be on a strictly voluntary
             1666      basis and may not be a part of, or in lieu of, confinement, rehabilitation, or treatment in a
             1667      correctional institution.
             1668          (2) Subject to the granting of a conditional use permit, a residential facility for elderly


             1669      persons shall be allowed in any [municipal zoning district] zone that is [zoned] regulated to
             1670      permit exclusively single-family dwelling use, if that facility:
             1671          (a) conforms to all applicable health, safety, [zoning] land use, and building codes;
             1672          (b) is capable of use as a residential facility for elderly persons without structural or
             1673      landscaping alterations that would change the structure's residential character; and
             1674          (c) conforms to the municipality's criteria, adopted by ordinance, governing the
             1675      location of residential facilities for elderly persons in areas zoned to permit exclusively
             1676      single-family dwellings.
             1677          (3) A municipality may, by ordinance, provide that no residential facility for elderly
             1678      persons be established within three-quarters mile of another existing residential facility for
             1679      elderly persons or residential facility for persons with a disability[, as defined by Section
             1680      10-9-605 ].
             1681          (4) The use granted and permitted by this section is nontransferable and terminates if
             1682      the structure is devoted to a use other than as a residential facility for elderly persons or if the
             1683      structure fails to comply with applicable health, safety, and building codes.
             1684          (5) (a) Municipal ordinances shall prohibit discrimination against elderly persons and
             1685      against residential facilities for elderly persons.
             1686          (b) The decision of a municipality regarding the application for a permit by a
             1687      residential facility for elderly persons must be based on legitimate land use criteria and may not
             1688      be based on the age of the facility's residents.
             1689          (6) The requirements of this section that a residential facility for elderly persons obtain
             1690      a conditional use permit or other permit do not apply if the facility meets the requirements of
             1691      existing [zoning] land use ordinances that allow a specified number of unrelated persons to live
             1692      together.
             1693          Section 49. Section 10-9a-520 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-605 is
             1694      renumbered and amended to read:
             1695           [10-9-605].     10-9a-520. Residences for persons with a disability.
             1696          [(1) As used in this section:]
             1697          [(a) "Disability" is defined in Section 57-21-2 .]
             1698          [(b) "Residential facility for persons with a disability" means a residence:]
             1699          [(i) in which more than one person with a disability resides; and]


             1700          [(ii) (A) is licensed or certified by the Department of Human Services under Title 62A,
             1701      Chapter 2, Licensure of Programs and Facilities; or]
             1702          [(B) is licensed or certified by the Department of Health under Title 26, Chapter 21,
             1703      Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act.]
             1704          [(2)] (1) Each municipality shall adopt an ordinance for residential facilities for persons
             1705      with a disability.
             1706          [(3)] (2) Each ordinance under Subsection [(2)] (1) shall:
             1707          (a) comply with Title 57, Chapter 21, Utah Fair Housing Act, and the federal Fair
             1708      Housing Amendments Act of 1988, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 3601 et seq.; and
             1709          (b) to the extent required by federal law, provide that a residential facility for persons
             1710      with a disability is a permitted use in any [zoning area] zone where similar residential
             1711      dwellings that are not residential facilities for persons with a disability are allowed.
             1712          [(4)] (3) Subject to Subsection [(3)] (2), an ordinance under Subsection [(2)] (1) may:
             1713          (a) require residential facilities for persons with a disability:
             1714          (i) to be reasonably dispersed throughout the municipality;
             1715          (ii) to be limited by number of occupants;
             1716          (iii) for residential facilities for persons with a disability that are substance abuse
             1717      facilities and are located within 500 feet of a school, to provide, in accordance with rules
             1718      established by the Department of Human Services under Title 62A, Chapter 2, Licensure of
             1719      Programs and Facilities:
             1720          (A) a security plan satisfactory to local law enforcement authorities;
             1721          (B) 24-hour supervision for residents; and
             1722          (C) other 24-hour security measures; and
             1723          (iv) to obtain permits that verify compliance with the same building, safety, and health
             1724      regulations as are applicable in the same [zoning area] zone to similar uses that are not
             1725      residential facilities for persons with a disability; and
             1726          (b) provide that a residential facility for persons with a disability that would likely
             1727      create a fundamental change in the character of a residential neighborhood may be excluded
             1728      from a [zoning area] zone.
             1729          [(5)] (4) The responsibility to license programs or entities that operate facilities for
             1730      persons with a disability, as well as to require and monitor the provision of adequate services to


             1731      persons residing in those facilities, shall rest with:
             1732          (a) for programs or entities licensed or certified by the Department of Human Services,
             1733      the Department of Human Services as provided in Title 62A, Chapter 5, Services to People
             1734      with Disabilities; and
             1735          (b) for programs or entities licensed or certified by the Department of Health, the
             1736      Department of Health under Title 26, Chapter 21, Health Care Facility Licensing and
             1737      Inspection Act.
             1738          Section 50. Section 10-9a-601 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-801 is
             1739      renumbered and amended to read:
             1740     
Part 6. Subdivisions

             1741           [10-9-801].     10-9a-601. Enactment of subdivision ordinance.
             1742          (1) The legislative body of [any] a municipality may enact [a subdivision ordinance]
             1743      ordinances requiring that a subdivision plat comply with the provisions of the [subdivision]
             1744      ordinance and [be approved as required by] this part before:
             1745          [(1)] (a) it may be filed or recorded in the county recorder's office; and
             1746          [(2)] (b) lots may be sold.
             1747          (2) If the legislative body fails to enact a subdivision ordinance, the municipality may
             1748      regulate subdivisions only to the extent provided in this part.
             1749          Section 51. Section 10-9a-602 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-802 is
             1750      renumbered and amended to read:
             1751           [10-9-802].     10-9a-602. Preparation -- Adoption and amendment.
             1752          (1) The planning commission shall:
             1753          (a) prepare and recommend a proposed [subdivision] ordinance to the legislative body
             1754      that regulates the subdivision of land [in the municipality];
             1755          [(b) hold a public hearing on the proposed subdivision ordinance before making its
             1756      final recommendation to the legislative body; and]
             1757          (b) prepare and recommend or consider and recommend a proposed ordinance that
             1758      amends the regulation of the subdivision of the land in the municipality;
             1759          (c) provide [reasonable] notice [of the public hearing at least 14 days before the date of
             1760      the hearing.] consistent with Section 10-9a-205 ; and
             1761          [(2) The legislative body shall:]


             1762          [(a) hold a public hearing on the proposed subdivision ordinance recommended to it by
             1763      the planning commission; and]
             1764          [(b) provide reasonable notice of the public hearing at least 14 days before the date of
             1765      the hearing.]
             1766          [(3) After the public hearing, the]
             1767          (d) hold a public hearing on the proposed ordinance before making its final
             1768      recommendation to the legislative body.
             1769          (2) The municipal legislative body may[: (a)] adopt or reject the [subdivision]
             1770      ordinance either as proposed[; (b) amend the subdivision ordinance and adopt or reject it as
             1771      amended; or (c) reject the ordinance] by the planning commission or after making any revision
             1772      the legislative body considers appropriate.
             1773          Section 52. Section 10-9a-603 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-804 is
             1774      renumbered and amended to read:
             1775           [10-9-804].     10-9a-603. Plats required.
             1776          (1) Unless exempt under Section [ 10-9-806 ] 10-9a-605 or [not included in] excluded
             1777      from the definition of subdivision under Subsection [ 10-9-103 (1)] 10-9a-103 (34), whenever
             1778      any [lands are] land is laid out and platted, the owner of [those lands] the land shall provide an
             1779      accurate plat that describes or specifies:
             1780          (a) a name or designation of the subdivision that is distinct from any plat already
             1781      recorded in the county recorder's office;
             1782          [(a)] (b) the boundaries, course, and dimensions of [the parcels of ground;] all of the
             1783      parcels of ground divided, by their boundaries, course, and extent, whether the owner proposes
             1784      that any parcel of ground is intended to be used as a street or for any other public use, and
             1785      whether any such area is reserved or proposed for dedication for a public purpose;
             1786          [(b) whether the parcels of ground are intended to be used as streets or for other public
             1787      uses, and whether any areas are reserved for public purposes;]
             1788          (c) the lot or unit reference, [the] block or building reference, [the] street or site
             1789      address, [the] street name or coordinate address, [the] acreage or square footage for all parcels,
             1790      units, or lots, and [the] length and width of the blocks and lots intended for sale; and
             1791          (d) every existing right-of-way and easement [grants] grant of record for underground
             1792      facilities, as defined in Section 54-8a-2 , and for other utility facilities.


             1793          (2) Subject to Subsections (3), (4), and (5), if the plat conforms to the municipality's
             1794      ordinances and this part and has been approved by the culinary water authority and the sanitary
             1795      sewer authority, the municipality shall approve the plat.
             1796          (3) The municipality may withhold an otherwise valid plat approval until the owner of
             1797      the land provides the legislative body with a tax clearance indicating that all taxes, interest, and
             1798      penalties owing on the land have been paid.
             1799          [(2)] (4) (a) The owner of the land shall acknowledge the plat before an officer
             1800      authorized by law to take the acknowledgement of conveyances of real estate and shall obtain
             1801      the signature of each individual designated by the municipality.
             1802          (b) The surveyor making the plat shall certify [it.] that the surveyor:
             1803          (i) holds a license in accordance with Title 58, Chapter 22, Professional Engineers and
             1804      Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Act;
             1805          (ii) has completed a survey of the property described on the plat in accordance with
             1806      Section 17-23-17 and has verified all measurements; and
             1807          (iii) has placed monuments as represented on the plat.
             1808          (c) [The] As applicable, the owner or operator of the underground and utility facilities
             1809      shall approve the [plat of its property interest if it specifies]:
             1810          (i) [the] boundary, course, dimensions, and intended use of the right-of-way and
             1811      easement grants of record;
             1812          (ii) [the] location of existing underground and utility facilities; and
             1813          (iii) [any] conditions or restrictions governing the location of the facilities within the
             1814      right-of-way, and easement grants of records, and utility facilities within the subdivision.
             1815          [(d) The legislative body shall approve the plat as provided in this part. Before the
             1816      legislative body may approve a plat, the owner of the land shall provide the legislative body
             1817      with a tax clearance indicating that all taxes, interest, and penalties owing on the land have
             1818      been paid.]
             1819          [(3)] (5) (a) After the plat has been acknowledged, certified, and approved, the owner
             1820      of the land shall, [subject to Subsection (3)(b), record it] within the time period designated by
             1821      ordinance, record the plat in the county recorder's office in the county in which the lands
             1822      platted and laid out are situated.
             1823          [(b) An owner of land may not submit for recording a plat that gives the subdivision


             1824      described in the plat the same name as a subdivision in a plat already recorded in the county
             1825      recorder's office.]
             1826          (b) An owner's failure to record a plat within the time period designated by ordinance
             1827      renders the plat voidable.
             1828          Section 53. Section 10-9a-604 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-805 is
             1829      renumbered and amended to read:
             1830           [10-9-805].     10-9a-604. Subdivision approval procedure.
             1831          (1) A person may not submit a [plat of a] subdivision plat to the county recorder's
             1832      office for recording unless a recommendation has been received from the planning commission
             1833      and:
             1834          (a) the plat has been approved by:
             1835          (i) the [legislative body] land use authority of the municipality in which the
             1836      [subdivision ] land described in the plat is located; [or] and
             1837          (ii) other officers that the [municipal legislative body] municipality designates in [an]
             1838      its ordinance; and
             1839          (b) [the approval is] all approvals are entered in writing on the plat by the [mayor or
             1840      chairperson of the legislative body or by the other officers] designated [in the ordinance]
             1841      officers.
             1842          [(2) In municipalities under the council-mayor form of government, Section
             1843      10-3-1219.5 governs.]
             1844          [(3)] (2) A subdivision plat recorded without the [approval] signatures required under
             1845      this section is void.
             1846          (3) A transfer of land pursuant to a void plat is voidable.
             1847          Section 54. Section 10-9a-605 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-806 is
             1848      renumbered and amended to read:
             1849           [10-9-806].     10-9a-605. Exemptions from plat requirement.
             1850          [(1) (a) Notwithstanding Sections 10-9-804 and 10-9-805 , a person may submit to the
             1851      county recorder's office for recording a document that subdivides property by metes and
             1852      bounds into less than ten lots, without the necessity of recording a plat, if:]
             1853          [(i) the planning commission, if required by municipal ordinance, has given the
             1854      municipal legislative body its recommendation, whether favorable or not; and]


             1855          [(ii) the document contains a certificate or written approval from:]
             1856          [(A) the legislative body of the municipality in which the property is located; or]
             1857          [(B) other officers that the municipal legislative body designates in an ordinance.]
             1858          [(b) By indicating its approval on a document under Subsection (1)(a), the municipal
             1859      legislative body or other officer designated by the municipal legislative officer certifies that:]
             1860          [(i) the planning commission:]
             1861          [(A) has given its recommendation to the municipal legislative body; or]
             1862          [(B) is not required by municipal ordinance to give its recommendation;]
             1863          (1) Notwithstanding Sections 10-9a-603 and 10-9a-604 , the land use authority may
             1864      approve a subdivision of ten lots or less without a plat, by certifying in writing that:
             1865          (a) the municipality has provided notice as required by ordinance and Sections
             1866      10-9a-206 and 10-9a-207 ; and
             1867          [(ii)] (b) the proposed subdivision:
             1868          (i) is not traversed by the mapped lines of a proposed street as shown in the general
             1869      plan and does not require the dedication of any land for street or other public purposes; and
             1870          [(iii) if the subdivision is located in a zoned area, each lot in the subdivision meets the
             1871      frontage, width, and area requirements of the zoning ordinance or has been granted a variance
             1872      from those requirements by the board of adjustment.]
             1873          [(2) Municipalities under the council-mayor form of government shall comply with
             1874      Section 10-3-1219.5 .]
             1875          (ii) has been approved by the culinary water authority and the sanitary sewer authority;
             1876          (iii) is located in a zoned area; and
             1877          (iv) conforms to all applicable land use ordinances or has properly received a variance
             1878      from the requirements of an otherwise conflicting and applicable land use ordinance.
             1879          [(3)] (2) (a) Subject to Subsection [(3)(b)] (1), a lot or parcel resulting from a division
             1880      of agricultural land is exempt from the plat requirements of Section [ 10-9-804 ] 10-9a-603 if
             1881      the lot or parcel:
             1882          (i) qualifies as land in agricultural use under Title 59, Chapter 2, Part 5, Farmland
             1883      Assessment Act;
             1884          (ii) meets the minimum size requirement of applicable [zoning] land use ordinances;
             1885      and


             1886          (iii) is not used and will not be used for any nonagricultural purpose.
             1887          (b) The boundaries of each lot or parcel exempted under Subsection [(3)(a)] (1) shall
             1888      be graphically illustrated on a record of survey map that, after receiving the same approvals as
             1889      are required for a plat under Section [ 10-9-805 ] 10-9a-604 , shall be recorded with the county
             1890      recorder.
             1891          (c) If a lot or parcel exempted under Subsection [(3)(a)] (2)(a) is used for a
             1892      nonagricultural purpose, the municipality [in which the lot or parcel is located] may require the
             1893      lot or parcel to comply with the requirements of Section [ 10-9-804 ] 10-9a-603 .
             1894          [(4)] (3) (a) Documents recorded in the county recorder's office that divide property by
             1895      a metes and bounds description do not create [a] an approved subdivision allowed by this part
             1896      unless the land use authority's certificate of written approval required by Subsection (1)[(a)(ii)]
             1897      is attached to the document.
             1898          (b) The absence of the certificate or written approval required by Subsection (1)[(a)(ii)]
             1899      does not affect the validity of a recorded document.
             1900          (c) A document [recorded under Subsection (1)(a)] which does not meet the
             1901      requirements of Subsection (1)[(a)(ii)] may be corrected [to comply with Subsection (1)(a)(ii)]
             1902      by the recording of an affidavit to which the required certificate or written approval is attached
             1903      in accordance with Section 57-3-106 .
             1904          Section 55. Section 10-9a-606 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-806.5 is
             1905      renumbered and amended to read:
             1906           [10-9-806.5].     10-9a-606. Common area parcels on a plat -- No separate
             1907      ownership -- Ownership interest equally divided among other parcels on plat and
             1908      included in description of other parcels.
             1909          (1) A parcel designated as common area on a plat recorded in compliance with this part
             1910      may not be separately owned or conveyed independent of the other parcels created by the plat.
             1911          (2) The ownership interest in a parcel described in Subsection (1) shall:
             1912          (a) for purposes of assessment, be divided equally among all parcels created by the
             1913      plat, unless a different division of interest for assessment purposes is indicated on the plat or an
             1914      accompanying recorded document; and
             1915          (b) be considered to be included in the description of each instrument describing a
             1916      parcel on the plat by its identifying plat number, even if the common area interest is not


             1917      explicitly stated in the instrument.
             1918          Section 56. Section 10-9a-607 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-807 is
             1919      renumbered and amended to read:
             1920           [10-9-807].     10-9a-607. Dedication of streets.
             1921          (1) Plats, when made, acknowledged, and recorded according to the procedures
             1922      specified in this part, operate as a dedication of all streets and other public places, and vest the
             1923      fee of those parcels of land in the municipality for the public for the uses named or intended in
             1924      those plats.
             1925          (2) The dedication established by this section does not impose liability upon the
             1926      municipality for streets and other public places that are dedicated in this manner but are
             1927      unimproved.
             1928          Section 57. Section 10-9a-608 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-808 is
             1929      renumbered and amended to read:
             1930           [10-9-808].     10-9a-608. Vacating or changing a subdivision plat.
             1931          (1) (a) Subject to [Subsection (2), the legislative body of a municipality or any other
             1932      officer that the legislative body designates by ordinance] Section 10-9a-610 , and provided that
             1933      notice has been given pursuant to local ordinance and Section 10-9a-208 , the land use authority
             1934      may, with or without a petition, consider and resolve any proposed vacation, alteration, or
             1935      amendment of a subdivision plat, any portion of a subdivision plat, or any street, lot, or alley
             1936      contained in a subdivision plat [at a public hearing].
             1937          (b) If a petition is filed, the [responsible body or officer] land use authority shall hold
             1938      [the] a public hearing within 45 days after receipt of the planning commission's
             1939      recommendation under Subsection (2) if:
             1940          (i) the plat change includes the vacation of a public street or alley;
             1941          (ii) any owner within the plat notifies the municipality of their objection in writing
             1942      within ten days of mailed notification; or
             1943          (iii) a public hearing is required because all of the owners in the subdivision have not
             1944      signed the revised plat.
             1945          (2) (a) [Before the legislative body or officer designated by the legislative body may
             1946      consider] The planning commission shall consider and provide a recommendation for a
             1947      proposed vacation, alteration, or amendment under Subsection (1)(a) or (6)[, the legislative


             1948      body or officer shall refer the proposal to the planning commission for its recommendation]
             1949      before the land use authority takes final action.
             1950          (b) The planning commission shall give its recommendation within 30 days after the
             1951      proposed vacation, alteration, or amendment is referred to it, or as that time period is extended
             1952      by agreement with the applicant.
             1953          (3) Any fee owner, as shown on the last county assessment rolls, of land within the
             1954      subdivision that has been laid out and platted as provided in this part may, in writing, petition
             1955      [the legislative body] to have the plat, any portion of it, or any street or lot contained in it,
             1956      vacated, altered, or amended as provided in this section.
             1957          (4) Each petition to vacate, alter, or amend an entire plat, a portion of a plat, or a street
             1958      or lot contained in a plat shall include:
             1959          (a) the name and address of all owners of record of the land contained in the entire plat;
             1960          (b) the name and address of all owners of record of land adjacent to any street that is
             1961      proposed to be vacated, altered, or amended; and
             1962          (c) the signature of each of these owners who consents to the petition.
             1963          (5) (a) A petition that lacks the consent of all owners referred to in Subsection (4) may
             1964      not be scheduled for consideration at a public hearing before the [legislative body] planning
             1965      commission until the notice required by [this part is given] Section 10-9a-207 or 10-9a-208 , as
             1966      applicable, is given.
             1967          (b) The petitioner shall pay the cost of the notice.
             1968          (6) Subject to Subsection (2), if the [responsible body or officer] applicant proposes to
             1969      vacate, alter, or amend a subdivision plat, or any street or lot contained in a subdivision plat,
             1970      [they] the planning commission shall consider the issue at a public hearing after giving the
             1971      notice required by [this part] Section 10-9a-207 or 10-9a-208 , as applicable.
             1972          (7) (a) The owners of record of adjacent parcels that are described by either a metes
             1973      and bounds description or a recorded plat may exchange title to portions of those parcels if the
             1974      exchange of title is approved by the [planning commission, or such other person or board as the
             1975      municipal legislative body may designate,] land use authority in accordance with Subsection
             1976      (7)(b).
             1977          (b) The [planning commission, or such other person or board as the municipal
             1978      legislative body may designate,] land use authority shall approve an exchange of title under


             1979      Subsection (7)(a) if:
             1980          (i) no new dwelling lot or housing unit will result from the exchange of title; and
             1981          (ii) the exchange of title will not result in a violation of [applicable zoning
             1982      requirements] any land use ordinance.
             1983          (c) If an exchange of title is approved under Subsection (7)(b), a notice of approval
             1984      shall be recorded [by the planning commission, or such other person or board as the municipal
             1985      legislative body may designate,] in the office of the county recorder which:
             1986          (i) is executed by each owner included in the exchange and by the [planning
             1987      commission, or such other person or board as the municipal legislative body may designate]
             1988      land use authority;
             1989          (ii) contains an acknowledgment for each party executing the notice in accordance with
             1990      the provisions of Title 57, Chapter 2a, Recognition of Acknowledgments Act; and
             1991          (iii) recites the descriptions of both the original parcels and the parcels created by the
             1992      exchange of title.
             1993          (d) A notice of approval recorded under this Subsection (7) does not act as a
             1994      conveyance of title to real property and is not required for the recording of a document
             1995      purporting to convey title to real property.
             1996          (8) (a) The name of a recorded subdivision may be changed by recording an amended
             1997      plat making that change, as provided in this section and subject to Subsection (8)(c).
             1998          (b) The surveyor [making] preparing the amended plat shall certify [it.] that the
             1999      surveyor:
             2000          (i) holds a license in accordance with Title 58, Chapter 22, Professional Engineers and
             2001      Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Act;
             2002          (ii) has completed a survey of the property described on the plat in accordance with
             2003      Section 17-23-17 and has verified all measurements; and
             2004          (iii) has placed monuments as represented on the plat.
             2005          (c) An owner of land may not submit for recording an amended plat that gives the
             2006      subdivision described in the amended plat the same name as a subdivision in a plat already
             2007      recorded in the county recorder's office.
             2008          (d) Except as provided in Subsection (8)(a), the recording of a declaration or other
             2009      document that purports to change the name of a recorded plat is [void] voidable.


             2010          [(9) Municipalities operating under the council-mayor form of government shall
             2011      comply with Section 10-3-1219.5 .]
             2012          Section 58. Section 10-9a-609 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-810 is
             2013      renumbered and amended to read:
             2014           [10-9-810].     10-9a-609. Grounds for vacating or changing a plat.
             2015          (1) [(a)] Within 30 days after the public hearing required by this part, [the responsible
             2016      body or officer] or as that time period may be extended by agreement of the parties, the land
             2017      use authority shall consider the petition to vacate or change a plat.
             2018          [(b)] (2) If the [responsible body or officer] land use authority is satisfied that neither
             2019      the public interest nor any person will be materially injured by the proposed vacation,
             2020      alteration, or amendment, and that there is good cause for the vacation, alteration, or
             2021      amendment, the [legislative body, by ordinance,] land use authority may vacate, alter, or amend
             2022      the plat, any portion of the plat, or any street or lot.
             2023          [(c)] (3) The [responsible body or officer] land use authority may approve the vacation,
             2024      alteration, or amendment by [ordinance] resolution, amended plat, administrative order, or deed
             2025      containing a stamp or mark indicating approval by the [responsible body or officer] land use
             2026      authority.
             2027          [(d)] (4) The [responsible body or officer] land use authority shall ensure that the
             2028      vacation, alteration, or amendment is recorded in the office of the county recorder in which the
             2029      land is located.
             2030          [(2) An aggrieved party may appeal the responsible body's or officer's decision to
             2031      district court as provided in Section 10-9-1001 .]
             2032          [(3) Municipalities operating in a council-mayor form of government shall comply with
             2033      Section 10-3-1219.5 .]
             2034          (5) The action of the land use authority vacating or narrowing a street or alley that has
             2035      been dedicated to public use shall operate to the extent to which it is vacated or narrowed, upon
             2036      the effective date of the vacating ordinance, as a revocation of the acceptance thereof, and the
             2037      relinquishment of the city's fee therein, but the right-of-way and easements therein, if any, of
             2038      any lot owner and the franchise rights of any public utility may not be impaired thereby.
             2039          Section 59. Section 10-9a-610 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-901 is
             2040      renumbered and amended to read:


             2041           [10-9-901].     10-9a-610. Restrictions for solar and other energy devices.
             2042          [(1) The legislative body, in order to protect and ensure access to sunlight for solar
             2043      energy devices, may adopt regulations governing legislative subdivision development plans
             2044      that relate to the use of restrictive covenants or solar easements, height restrictions, side yard
             2045      and setback requirements, street and building orientation and width requirements, height and
             2046      location of vegetation with respect to property boundary lines, and other permissible forms of
             2047      land use controls.]
             2048          [(2)] The [legislative body] land use authority may refuse to approve or renew any plat
             2049      [or], subdivision plan, or dedication of any street or other ground, if [the] deed restrictions,
             2050      covenants, or similar binding agreements running with the land for the lots or parcels covered
             2051      by the plat or subdivision prohibit or have the effect of prohibiting reasonably sited and
             2052      designed solar collectors, clotheslines, or other energy devices based on renewable resources
             2053      from being installed on buildings erected on lots or parcels covered by the plat or subdivision.
             2054          Section 60. Section 10-9a-611 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-811 is
             2055      renumbered and amended to read:
             2056           [10-9-811].     10-9a-611. Prohibited acts.
             2057          (1) (a) An owner of any land located in a subdivision[, as defined in this chapter,] who
             2058      transfers or sells any land in that subdivision before a plat of the subdivision has been approved
             2059      and recorded violates this part for each lot or parcel transferred or sold.
             2060          (b) The description by metes and bounds in [the] an instrument of transfer or other
             2061      documents used in the process of selling or transferring does not exempt the transaction from
             2062      being a violation of Subsection (1)(a) or from the penalties or remedies provided in this
             2063      chapter.
             2064          (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Subsection (1), the recording of an
             2065      instrument of transfer or other document used in the process of selling or transferring real
             2066      property that violates this part:
             2067          (i) does not affect the validity of the instrument or other document; and
             2068          (ii) does not affect whether the property that is the subject of the instrument or other
             2069      document complies with applicable municipal ordinances on land use and development.
             2070          (2) (a) A municipality may bring an action against an owner to require the property to
             2071      conform to the provisions of this part or an ordinance enacted under the authority of this part.


             2072          (b) An action under this Subsection (2) may include an injunction, abatement, merger
             2073      of title, or any other appropriate action or proceeding to prevent, enjoin, or abate the violation.
             2074          (c) A municipality need only establish the violation to obtain the injunction.
             2075          Section 61. Section 10-9a-701 is enacted to read:
             2076     
Part 7. Appeal Authority and Variances

             2077          10-9a-701. Appeal authority -- Condition precedent to judicial review -- Appeal
             2078      authorities.
             2079          (1) Each municipality adopting a land use ordinance shall, by ordinance, establish one
             2080      or more appeal authorities to hear and decide:
             2081          (a) requests for variances from the terms of the land use ordinances; and
             2082          (b) appeals from decisions applying the land use ordinances.
             2083          (2) As a condition precedent to judicial review, each adversely affected person shall
             2084      timely and specifically challenge a land use authority's decision, in accordance with local
             2085      ordinance.
             2086          (3) An appeal authority:
             2087          (a) shall:
             2088          (i) act in a quasi-judicial manner; and
             2089          (ii) serve as the final arbiter of issues involving the interpretation or application of land
             2090      use ordinances; and
             2091          (b) may not entertain an appeal of a matter in which the appeal authority, or any
             2092      participating member, had first acted as the land use authority.
             2093          (4) By ordinance, a municipality may:
             2094          (a) designate a separate appeal authority to hear requests for variances than the appeal
             2095      authority it designates to hear appeals;
             2096          (b) designate one or more separate appeal authorities to hear distinct types of appeals
             2097      of land use authority decisions;
             2098          (c) require an adversely affected party to present to an appeal authority every theory of
             2099      relief that it can raise in district court;
             2100          (d) not require an adversely affected party to pursue duplicate or successive appeals
             2101      before the same or separate appeal authorities as a condition of the adversely affected party's
             2102      duty to exhaust administrative remedies; and


             2103          (e) provide that specified types of land use decisions may be appealed directly to the
             2104      district court.
             2105          (5) If the municipality establishes or, prior to the effective date of this chapter, has
             2106      established a multiperson board, body, or panel to act as an appeal authority, at a minimum the
             2107      board, body, or panel shall:
             2108          (a) notify each of its members of any meeting or hearing of the board, body, or panel;
             2109          (b) provide each of its members with the same information and access to municipal
             2110      resources as any other member;
             2111          (c) convene only if a quorum of its members is present; and
             2112          (d) act only upon the vote of a majority of its convened members.
             2113          Section 62. Section 10-9a-702 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-707 is
             2114      renumbered and amended to read:
             2115           [10-9-707].     10-9a-702. Variances.
             2116          (1) Any person or entity desiring a waiver or modification of the requirements of [the
             2117      zoning] a land use ordinance as applied to a parcel of property that he owns, leases, or in which
             2118      he holds some other beneficial interest may apply to the [board of adjustment] applicable
             2119      appeal authority for a variance from the terms of the [zoning] ordinance.
             2120          (2) (a) The [board of adjustment] appeal authority may grant a variance only if:
             2121          (i) literal enforcement of the [zoning] ordinance would cause an unreasonable hardship
             2122      for the applicant that is not necessary to carry out the general purpose of the [zoning ordinance]
             2123      land use ordinances;
             2124          (ii) there are special circumstances attached to the property that do not generally apply
             2125      to other properties in the same [district] zone;
             2126          (iii) granting the variance is essential to the enjoyment of a substantial property right
             2127      possessed by other property in the same [district] zone;
             2128          (iv) the variance will not substantially affect the general plan and will not be contrary
             2129      to the public interest; and
             2130          (v) the spirit of the [zoning] land use ordinance is observed and substantial justice
             2131      done.
             2132          (b) (i) In determining whether or not enforcement of the [zoning] land use ordinance
             2133      would cause unreasonable hardship under Subsection (2)(a), the [board of adjustment] appeal


             2134      authority may not find an unreasonable hardship unless the alleged hardship:
             2135          (A) is located on or associated with the property for which the variance is sought; and
             2136          (B) comes from circumstances peculiar to the property, not from conditions that are
             2137      general to the neighborhood.
             2138          (ii) In determining whether or not enforcement of the [zoning] land use ordinance
             2139      would cause unreasonable hardship under Subsection (2)(a), the [board of adjustment] appeal
             2140      authority may not find an unreasonable hardship if the hardship is self-imposed or economic.
             2141          (c) In determining whether or not there are special circumstances attached to the
             2142      property under Subsection (2)(a), the [board of adjustment] appeal authority may find that
             2143      special circumstances exist only if the special circumstances:
             2144          (i) relate to the hardship complained of; and
             2145          (ii) deprive the property of privileges granted to other properties in the same [district]
             2146      zone.
             2147          (3) The applicant shall bear the burden of proving that all of the conditions justifying a
             2148      variance have been met.
             2149          (4) Variances run with the land.
             2150          (5) The [board of adjustment and any other body] appeal authority may not grant a use
             2151      [variances] variance.
             2152          (6) In granting a variance, the [board of adjustment] appeal authority may impose
             2153      additional requirements on the applicant that will:
             2154          (a) mitigate any harmful affects of the variance; or
             2155          (b) serve the purpose of the standard or requirement that is waived or modified.
             2156          Section 63. Section 10-9a-703 is enacted to read:
             2157          10-9a-703. Standing before appeal authority.
             2158          The applicant, a board or officer of the municipality, or any person adversely affected
             2159      by the land use authority's decision administering or interpreting a land use ordinance may,
             2160      within the time period provided by ordinance, appeal that decision to the appeal authority by
             2161      alleging that there is error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the
             2162      land use authority in the administration or interpretation of the land use ordinance.
             2163          Section 64. Section 10-9a-704 is enacted to read:
             2164          10-9a-704. Time to appeal.


             2165          (1) The municipality shall enact an ordinance establishing a reasonable time to appeal a
             2166      decision of a land use authority to an appeal authority.
             2167          (2) In the absence of such an ordinance and at a minimum, an adversely affected party
             2168      shall have ten calendar days to appeal.
             2169          Section 65. Section 10-9a-705 is enacted to read:
             2170          10-9a-705. Burden of proof.
             2171          The appellant has the burden of proving that the land use authority erred.
             2172          Section 66. Section 10-9a-706 is enacted to read:
             2173          10-9a-706. Due process.
             2174          (1) Each appeal authority shall conduct each appeal and variance request as provided in
             2175      local ordinance.
             2176          (2) Each appeal authority shall respect the due process rights of each of the
             2177      participants.
             2178          Section 67. Section 10-9a-707 is enacted to read:
             2179          10-9a-707. Standard of review for appeals.
             2180          (1) A municipality may, by ordinance, designate the standard of review for appeals of
             2181      land use authority decisions.
             2182          (2) If the municipality fails to designate a standard of review of factual matters, the
             2183      appeal authority shall review the matter de novo.
             2184          (3) The appeal authority shall determine the correctness of a decision of the land use
             2185      authority in its interpretation and application of a land use ordinance.
             2186          (4) Only those decisions in which a land use authority has applied a land use ordinance
             2187      to a particular application, person, or parcel may be appealed to an appeal authority.
             2188          Section 68. Section 10-9a-708 is enacted to read:
             2189          10-9a-708. Final decision.
             2190          (1) A decision of an appeal authority takes effect on the date when the appeal authority
             2191      issues a written decision, or as otherwise provided by ordinance.
             2192          (2) A written decision, or other event as provided by ordinance, constitutes a final
             2193      decision under Subsection 10-9a-802 (2)(a) or a final action under Subsection 10-9a-801 (4).
             2194          Section 69. Section 10-9a-801 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-1001 is
             2195      renumbered and amended to read:


             2196     
Part 8. District Court Appeal

             2197           [10-9-1001].     10-9a-801. Appeals to district court.
             2198          (1) No person may challenge in district court a municipality's land use [decisions]
             2199      decision made under this chapter, or under [the] a regulation made under authority of this
             2200      chapter, until that person has exhausted [his] the person's administrative remedies as provided
             2201      in Part 7, Appeal Authority and Variances, if applicable.
             2202          (2) (a) Any person adversely affected by [any] a final decision made in the exercise of
             2203      or in violation of the provisions of this chapter may file a petition for review of the decision
             2204      with the district court within 30 days after the local land use decision is [rendered] final.
             2205          (b) (i) The time under Subsection (2)(a) to file a petition is tolled from the date a
             2206      property owner files a request for arbitration of a constitutional taking issue with the property
             2207      rights ombudsman under Section 63-34-13 until 30 days after:
             2208          (A) the arbitrator issues a final award; or
             2209          (B) the property rights ombudsman issues a written statement under Subsection
             2210      63-34-13 (4)(b) declining to arbitrate or to appoint an arbitrator.
             2211          (ii) A tolling under Subsection (2)(b)(i) operates only as to the specific constitutional
             2212      taking issue that is the subject of the request for arbitration filed with the property rights
             2213      ombudsman by a property owner.
             2214          (iii) A request for arbitration filed with the property rights ombudsman after the time
             2215      under Subsection (2)(a) to file a petition has expired does not affect the time to file a petition.
             2216          (3) (a) The courts shall:
             2217          [(a)] (i) presume that [land use decisions and regulations are] a decision, ordinance, or
             2218      regulation made under the authority of this chapter is valid; and
             2219          [(b)] (ii) determine only whether or not the decision, ordinance, or regulation is
             2220      arbitrary, capricious, or illegal.
             2221          (b) A decision, ordinance, or regulation involving the exercise of legislative discretion
             2222      is valid if the decision, ordinance, or regulation is reasonably debatable and not illegal.
             2223          (c) A final decision of a land use authority or an appeal authority is valid if the decision
             2224      is supported by substantial evidence in the record and is not arbitrary, capricious, or illegal.
             2225          (d) A determination of illegality requires a determination that the decision, ordinance,
             2226      or regulation violates a law, statute, or ordinance in effect at the time the decision was made or


             2227      the ordinance or regulation adopted.
             2228          (4) The provisions of Subsection (2)(a) apply from the date on which the municipality
             2229      takes final action on a land use application for any adversely affected third party, if the
             2230      municipality conformed with the notice provisions of Part 2, Notice, or for any person who had
             2231      actual notice of the pending decision.
             2232          (5) If the municipality has complied with Section 10-9a-205 , a challenge to the
             2233      enactment of a land use ordinance or general plan may not be filed with the district court more
             2234      than 30 days after the enactment.
             2235          (6) The petition is barred unless it is filed within 30 days after the appeal authority's
             2236      decision is final.
             2237          (7) (a) The land use authority or appeal authority, as the case may be, shall transmit to
             2238      the reviewing court the record of its proceedings, including its minutes, findings, orders, and, if
             2239      available, a true and correct transcript of its proceedings.
             2240          (b) If the proceeding was tape recorded, a transcript of that tape recording is a true and
             2241      correct transcript for purposes of this Subsection (7).
             2242          (8) (a) (i) If there is a record, the district court's review is limited to the record provided
             2243      by the land use authority or appeal authority, as the case may be.
             2244          (ii) The court may not accept or consider any evidence outside the record of the land
             2245      use authority or appeal authority, as the case may be, unless that evidence was offered to the
             2246      land use authority or appeal authority, respectively, and the court determines that it was
             2247      improperly excluded.
             2248          (b) If there is no record, the court may call witnesses and take evidence.
             2249          (9) (a) The filing of a petition does not stay the decision of the land use authority or
             2250      authority appeal authority, as the case may be.
             2251          (b) (i) Before filing a petition under this section or a request for mediation or
             2252      arbitration of a constitutional taking issue under Section 63-34-13 , the aggrieved party may
             2253      petition the appeal authority to stay its decision.
             2254          (ii) Upon receipt of a petition to stay, the appeal authority may order its decision stayed
             2255      pending district court review if the appeal authority finds it to be in the best interest of the
             2256      municipality.
             2257          (iii) After a petition is filed under this section or a request for mediation or arbitration


             2258      of a constitutional taking issue is filed under Section 63-34-13 , the petitioner may seek an
             2259      injunction staying the appeal authority's decision.
             2260          Section 70. Section 10-9a-802 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-1002 is
             2261      renumbered and amended to read:
             2262           [10-9-1002].     10-9a-802. Enforcement.
             2263          (1) (a) A municipality or any adversely affected owner of real estate within the
             2264      municipality in which violations of this chapter or ordinances enacted under the authority of
             2265      this chapter occur or are about to occur may, in addition to other remedies provided by law,
             2266      institute:
             2267          (i) injunctions, mandamus, abatement, or any other appropriate actions; or
             2268          (ii) proceedings to prevent, enjoin, abate, or remove the unlawful building, use, or act.
             2269          (b) A municipality need only establish the violation to obtain the injunction.
             2270          (2) (a) The municipality may enforce the ordinance by withholding building permits.
             2271          (b) It is unlawful to erect, construct, reconstruct, alter, or change the use of any
             2272      building or other structure within a municipality without approval of a building permit.
             2273          (c) The municipality may not issue a building permit unless the plans of and for the
             2274      proposed erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, or use fully conform to all
             2275      regulations then in effect.
             2276          Section 71. Section 10-9a-803 , which is renumbered from Section 10-9-1003 is
             2277      renumbered and amended to read:
             2278           [10-9-1003].     10-9a-803. Penalties.
             2279          (1) The [municipal legislative body] municipality may, by ordinance, establish civil
             2280      penalties for violations of any of the provisions of this chapter or of any ordinances adopted
             2281      under the authority of this chapter.
             2282          (2) Violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or of any ordinances adopted
             2283      under the authority of this chapter [are] is punishable as a class C misdemeanor upon
             2284      conviction either:
             2285          (a) as a class C misdemeanor; or
             2286          (b) by imposing the appropriate civil penalty adopted under the authority of this
             2287      section.
             2288          Section 72. Section 11-36-201 is amended to read:


             2289           11-36-201. Impact fees -- Analysis -- Capital facilities plan -- Notice of plan --
             2290      Summary -- Exemptions.
             2291          (1) (a) Each local political subdivision and private entity shall comply with the
             2292      requirements of this chapter before establishing or modifying any impact fee.
             2293          (b) A local political subdivision may not:
             2294          (i) establish any new impact fees that are not authorized by this chapter; or
             2295          (ii) impose or charge any other fees as a condition of development approval unless
             2296      those fees are a reasonable charge for the service provided.
             2297          (c) Notwithstanding any other requirements of this chapter, each local political
             2298      subdivision shall ensure that each existing impact fee that is charged for any public facility not
             2299      authorized by Subsection 11-36-102 (12) is repealed by July 1, 1995.
             2300          (d) (i) Existing impact fees for public facilities authorized in Subsection 11-36-102 (12)
             2301      that are charged by local political subdivisions need not comply with the requirements of this
             2302      chapter until July 1, 1997.
             2303          (ii) By July 1, 1997, each local political subdivision shall:
             2304          (A) review any impact fees in existence as of the effective date of this act, and prepare
             2305      and approve the analysis required by this section for each of those impact fees; and
             2306          (B) ensure that the impact fees comply with the requirements of this chapter.
             2307          (2) (a) Before imposing impact fees, each local political subdivision shall prepare a
             2308      capital facilities plan.
             2309          (b) (i) As used in this Subsection (2)(b):
             2310          (A) (I) "Affected entity" means each county, municipality, independent special district
             2311      under Title 17A, Chapter 2, Independent Special Districts, local district under Title 17B,
             2312      Chapter 2, Local Districts, school district, interlocal cooperation entity established under
             2313      Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, and specified public utility:
             2314          (Aa) whose services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             2315      modification because of the facilities proposed in the proposed capital facilities plan; or
             2316          (Bb) that has filed with the local political subdivision or private entity a copy of the
             2317      general or long-range plan of the county, municipality, independent special district, local
             2318      district, school district, interlocal cooperation entity, or specified public utility.
             2319          (II) "Affected entity" does not include the local political subdivision or private entity


             2320      that is required under this Subsection (2) to provide notice.
             2321          (B) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
             2322      telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             2323          (ii) Before preparing a capital facilities plan for facilities proposed on land located
             2324      within a county of the first or second class, each local political subdivision and each private
             2325      entity shall provide written notice, as provided in this Subsection (2)(b), of its intent to prepare
             2326      a capital facilities plan.
             2327          (iii) Each notice under Subsection (2)(b)(ii) shall:
             2328          (A) indicate that the local political subdivision or private entity intends to prepare a
             2329      capital facilities plan;
             2330          (B) describe or provide a map of the geographic area where the proposed capital
             2331      facilities will be located;
             2332          (C) be sent to:
             2333          (I) each county in whose unincorporated area and each municipality in whose
             2334      boundaries is located the land on which the proposed facilities will be located;
             2335          (II) each affected entity;
             2336          (III) the Automated Geographic Reference Center created in Section 63A-6-202 ;
             2337          (IV) the association of governments, established pursuant to an interlocal agreement
             2338      under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, in which the facilities are proposed to
             2339      be located; and
             2340          (V) the state planning coordinator appointed under Section 63-38d-202 ; and
             2341          (D) with respect to the notice to affected entities, invite the affected entities to provide
             2342      information for the local political subdivision or private entity to consider in the process of
             2343      preparing, adopting, and implementing a capital facilities plan concerning:
             2344          (I) impacts that the facilities proposed in the capital facilities plan may have on the
             2345      affected entity; and
             2346          (II) facilities or uses of land that the affected entity is planning or considering that may
             2347      conflict with the facilities proposed in the capital facilities plan.
             2348          (c) The plan shall identify:
             2349          (i) demands placed upon existing public facilities by new development activity; and
             2350          (ii) the proposed means by which the local political subdivision will meet those


             2351      demands.
             2352          (d) Municipalities and counties need not prepare a separate capital facilities plan if the
             2353      general plan required by Sections 10-9-301 and 17-27-301 contains the elements required by
             2354      Subsection (2)(c).
             2355          (e) (i) If a local political subdivision prepares an independent capital facilities plan
             2356      rather than including a capital facilities element in the general plan, the local political
             2357      subdivision shall, before adopting the capital facilities plan:
             2358          (A) give public notice of the plan according to this Subsection (2)(e);
             2359          (B) at least 14 days before the date of the public hearing:
             2360          (I) make a copy of the plan, together with a summary designed to be understood by a
             2361      lay person, available to the public; and
             2362          (II) place a copy of the plan and summary in each public library within the local
             2363      political subdivision; and
             2364          (C) hold a public hearing to hear public comment on the plan.
             2365          (ii) Municipalities shall comply with the notice and hearing requirements of, and,
             2366      except as provided in Subsection 11-36-401 (4)(f), receive the protections of[, Subsections
             2367      10-9-103 (2) and 10-9-402 (2)] Sections 10-9a-205 and 10-9a-801 and Subsection 10-9a-502 (2).
             2368          (iii) Counties shall comply with the notice and hearing requirements of, and, except as
             2369      provided in Subsection 11-36-401 (4)(f), receive the protections of[, Subsections 17-27-103 (2)
             2370      and 17-27-402 (2)] Sections 17-27a-205 and 17-27a-801 and Subsection 17-27a-502 (2).
             2371          (iv) Special districts and private entities shall comply with the notice and hearing
             2372      requirements of, and receive the protections of, Section 17A-1-203 .
             2373          (v) Nothing contained in this Subsection (2)(e) or in the subsections referenced in
             2374      Subsections (2)(e)(ii) and (iii) may be construed to require involvement by a planning
             2375      commission in the capital facilities planning process.
             2376          (f) (i) Local political subdivisions with a population or serving a population of less
             2377      than 5,000 as of the last federal census need not comply with the capital facilities plan
             2378      requirements of this part, but shall ensure that the impact fees imposed by them are based upon
             2379      a reasonable plan.
             2380          (ii) Subsection (2)(f)(i) does not apply to private entities.
             2381          (3) In preparing the plan, each local political subdivision shall generally consider all


             2382      revenue sources, including impact fees, to finance the impacts on system improvements.
             2383          (4) A local political subdivision may only impose impact fees on development
             2384      activities when its plan for financing system improvements establishes that impact fees are
             2385      necessary to achieve an equitable allocation to the costs borne in the past and to be borne in the
             2386      future, in comparison to the benefits already received and yet to be received.
             2387          (5) (a) Each local political subdivision imposing impact fees shall prepare a written
             2388      analysis of each impact fee that:
             2389          (i) identifies the impact on system improvements required by the development activity;
             2390          (ii) demonstrates how those impacts on system improvements are reasonably related to
             2391      the development activity;
             2392          (iii) estimates the proportionate share of the costs of impacts on system improvements
             2393      that are reasonably related to the new development activity; and
             2394          (iv) based upon those factors and the requirements of this chapter, identifies how the
             2395      impact fee was calculated.
             2396          (b) In analyzing whether or not the proportionate share of the costs of public facilities
             2397      are reasonably related to the new development activity, the local political subdivision shall
             2398      identify, if applicable:
             2399          (i) the cost of existing public facilities;
             2400          (ii) the manner of financing existing public facilities, such as user charges, special
             2401      assessments, bonded indebtedness, general taxes, or federal grants;
             2402          (iii) the relative extent to which the newly developed properties and the other
             2403      properties in the municipality have already contributed to the cost of existing public facilities,
             2404      by such means as user charges, special assessments, or payment from the proceeds of general
             2405      taxes;
             2406          (iv) the relative extent to which the newly developed properties and the other
             2407      properties in the municipality will contribute to the cost of existing public facilities in the
             2408      future;
             2409          (v) the extent to which the newly developed properties are entitled to a credit because
             2410      the municipality is requiring their developers or owners, by contractual arrangement or
             2411      otherwise, to provide common facilities, inside or outside the proposed development, that have
             2412      been provided by the municipality and financed through general taxation or other means, apart


             2413      from user charges, in other parts of the municipality;
             2414          (vi) extraordinary costs, if any, in servicing the newly developed properties; and
             2415          (vii) the time-price differential inherent in fair comparisons of amounts paid at
             2416      different times.
             2417          (c) Each local political subdivision that prepares a written analysis under this
             2418      Subsection (5) on or after July 1, 2000 shall also prepare a summary of the written analysis,
             2419      designed to be understood by a lay person.
             2420          (6) Each local political subdivision that adopts an impact fee enactment under Section
             2421      11-36-202 on or after July 1, 2000 shall, at least 14 days before adopting the enactment, submit
             2422      to each public library within the local political subdivision:
             2423          (a) a copy of the written analysis required by Subsection (5)(a); and
             2424          (b) a copy of the summary required by Subsection (5)(c).
             2425          (7) Nothing in this chapter may be construed to repeal or otherwise eliminate any
             2426      impact fee in effect on the effective date of this act that is pledged as a source of revenues to
             2427      pay bonded indebtedness that was incurred before the effective date of this act.
             2428          Section 73. Section 11-36-202 is amended to read:
             2429           11-36-202. Impact fees -- Enactment -- Required provisions.
             2430          (1) (a) Each local political subdivision wishing to impose impact fees shall pass an
             2431      impact fee enactment.
             2432          (b) The impact fee imposed by that enactment may not exceed the highest fee justified
             2433      by the impact fee analysis performed pursuant to Section 11-36-201 .
             2434          (c) In calculating the impact fee, each local political subdivision may include:
             2435          (i) the construction contract price;
             2436          (ii) the cost of acquiring land, improvements, materials, and fixtures;
             2437          (iii) the cost for planning, surveying, and engineering fees for services provided for and
             2438      directly related to the construction of the system improvements; and
             2439          (iv) debt service charges, if the political subdivision might use impact fees as a revenue
             2440      stream to pay the principal and interest on bonds, notes, or other obligations issued to finance
             2441      the costs of the system improvements.
             2442          (d) In enacting an impact fee enactment:
             2443          (i) municipalities shall:


             2444          (A) make a copy of the impact fee enactment available to the public at least 14 days
             2445      before the date of the public hearing; and
             2446          (B) comply with the notice and hearing requirements of, and, except as provided in
             2447      Subsection 11-36-401 (4)(f), receive the protections of[, Subsections 10-9-103 (2) and
             2448      10-9-802 (2)] Sections 10-9a-207 and 10-9a-801 ;
             2449          (ii) counties shall:
             2450          (A) make a copy of the impact fee enactment available to the public at least 14 days
             2451      before the date of the public hearing; and
             2452          (B) comply with the notice and hearing requirements of, and, except as provided in
             2453      Subsection 11-36-401 (4)(f), receive the protections of[, Subsections 17-27-103 (2) and
             2454      17-27-802 (2)] Sections 17-27a-207 and 17-27a-801 ; and
             2455          (iii) special districts shall:
             2456          (A) make a copy of the impact fee enactment available to the public at least 14 days
             2457      before the date of the public hearing; and
             2458          (B) comply with the notice and hearing requirements of, and receive the protections of,
             2459      Section 17A-1-203 .
             2460          (e) Nothing contained in Subsection (1)(d) or in the subsections referenced in
             2461      Subsections (1)(d)(i)(B) and (ii)(B) may be construed to require involvement by a planning
             2462      commission in the impact fee enactment process.
             2463          (2) The local political subdivision shall ensure that the impact fee enactment contains:
             2464          (a) a provision establishing one or more service areas within which it shall calculate
             2465      and impose impact fees for various land use categories;
             2466          (b) either:
             2467          (i) a schedule of impact fees for each type of development activity that specifies the
             2468      amount of the impact fee to be imposed for each type of system improvement; or
             2469          (ii) the formula that the local political subdivision will use to calculate each impact fee;
             2470          (c) a provision authorizing the local political subdivision to adjust the standard impact
             2471      fee at the time the fee is charged to:
             2472          (i) respond to unusual circumstances in specific cases; and
             2473          (ii) ensure that the impact fees are imposed fairly; and
             2474          (d) a provision governing calculation of the amount of the impact fee to be imposed on


             2475      a particular development that permits adjustment of the amount of the fee based upon studies
             2476      and data submitted by the developer.
             2477          (3) The local political subdivision may include a provision in the impact fee enactment
             2478      that:
             2479          (a) exempts low income housing and other development activities with broad public
             2480      purposes from impact fees and establishes one or more sources of funds other than impact fees
             2481      to pay for that development activity;
             2482          (b) imposes an impact fee for public facility costs previously incurred by a local
             2483      political subdivision to the extent that new growth and development will be served by the
             2484      previously constructed improvement; and
             2485          (c) allows a credit against impact fees for any dedication of land for, improvement to,
             2486      or new construction of, any system improvements provided by the developer if the facilities:
             2487          (i) are identified in the capital facilities plan; and
             2488          (ii) are required by the local political subdivision as a condition of approving the
             2489      development activity.
             2490          (4) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), the local political subdivision may not
             2491      impose an impact fee to cure deficiencies in public facilities serving existing development.
             2492          (5) Notwithstanding the requirements and prohibitions of this chapter, a local political
             2493      subdivision may impose and assess an impact fee for environmental mitigation when:
             2494          (a) the local political subdivision has formally agreed to fund a Habitat Conservation
             2495      Plan to resolve conflicts with the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 16 U.S.C. Sec 1531, et seq.
             2496      or other state or federal environmental law or regulation;
             2497          (b) the impact fee bears a reasonable relationship to the environmental mitigation
             2498      required by the Habitat Conservation Plan; and
             2499          (c) the legislative body of the local political subdivision adopts an ordinance or
             2500      resolution:
             2501          (i) declaring that an impact fee is required to finance the Habitat Conservation Plan;
             2502          (ii) establishing periodic sunset dates for the impact fee; and
             2503          (iii) requiring the legislative body to:
             2504          (A) review the impact fee on those sunset dates;
             2505          (B) determine whether or not the impact fee is still required to finance the Habitat


             2506      Conservation Plan; and
             2507          (C) affirmatively reauthorize the impact fee if the legislative body finds that the impact
             2508      fee must remain in effect.
             2509          (6) Each political subdivision shall ensure that any existing impact fee for
             2510      environmental mitigation meets the requirements of Subsection (5) by July 1, 1995.
             2511          (7) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, municipalities imposing
             2512      impact fees to fund fire trucks as of the effective date of this act may impose impact fees for
             2513      fire trucks until July 1, 1997.
             2514          (8) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a local political subdivision
             2515      may impose and collect impact fees on behalf of a school district if authorized by Section
             2516      53A-20-100.5 .
             2517          Section 74. Section 11-36-401 is amended to read:
             2518           11-36-401. Impact fees -- Challenges -- Appeals.
             2519          (1) Any person or entity residing in or owning property within a service area, and any
             2520      organization, association, or corporation representing the interests of persons or entities owning
             2521      property within a service area, may file a declaratory judgment action challenging the validity
             2522      of the fee.
             2523          (2) (a) Any person or entity required to pay an impact fee who believes the fee does not
             2524      meet the requirements of law may file a written request for information with the local political
             2525      subdivision who established the fee.
             2526          (b) Within two weeks of the receipt of the request for information, the local political
             2527      subdivision shall provide the person or entity with the written analysis required by Section
             2528      11-36-201 , the capital facilities plan, and with any other relevant information relating to the
             2529      impact fee.
             2530          (3) (a) Any local political subdivision may establish, by ordinance, an administrative
             2531      appeals procedure to consider and decide challenges to impact fees.
             2532          (b) If the local political subdivision establishes an administrative appeals procedure,
             2533      the local political subdivision shall ensure that the procedure includes a requirement that the
             2534      local political subdivision make its decision no later than 30 days after the date the challenge to
             2535      the impact fee is filed.
             2536          (4) (a) In addition to the method of challenging an impact fee under Subsection (1), a


             2537      person or entity that has paid an impact fee that was imposed by a local political subdivision
             2538      may challenge:
             2539          (i) if the impact fee enactment was adopted on or after July 1, 2000:
             2540          (A) whether the local political subdivision complied with the notice requirements of
             2541      this chapter with respect to the imposition of the impact fee; and
             2542          (B) whether the local political subdivision complied with other procedural
             2543      requirements of this chapter for imposing the impact fee; and
             2544          (ii) except as limited by Subsection (4)(a)(i), the impact fee.
             2545          (b) A challenge under Subsection (4)(a) may not be initiated unless it is initiated
             2546      within:
             2547          (i) for a challenge under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(A), 30 days after the person or entity pays
             2548      the impact fee;
             2549          (ii) for a challenge under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(B), 180 days after the person or entity
             2550      pays the impact fee; or
             2551          (iii) for a challenge under Subsection (4)(a)(ii), one year after the person or entity pays
             2552      the impact fee.
             2553          (c) A challenge under Subsection (4)(a) is initiated by filing:
             2554          (i) if the local political subdivision has established an administrative appeals procedure
             2555      under Subsection (3), the necessary document, under the administrative appeals procedure, for
             2556      initiating the administrative appeal;
             2557          (ii) a request for arbitration as provided in Subsection 11-36-402 (1); or
             2558          (iii) an action in district court.
             2559          (d) (i) The sole remedy for a challenge under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(A) is the equitable
             2560      remedy of requiring the local political subdivision to correct the defective notice and repeat the
             2561      process.
             2562          (ii) The sole remedy for a challenge under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(B) is the equitable
             2563      remedy of requiring the local political subdivision to correct the defective process.
             2564          (iii) The sole remedy for a challenge under Subsection (4)(a)(ii) is a refund of the
             2565      difference between what the person or entity paid as an impact fee and the amount the impact
             2566      fee should have been if it had been correctly calculated.
             2567          (e) Nothing in this Subsection (4) may be construed as requiring a person or entity to


             2568      exhaust administrative remedies with the local political subdivision before filing an action in
             2569      district court under this Subsection (4).
             2570          (f) The protections given to a municipality under [Subsection 10-9-103 (2)] Section
             2571      10-9a-801 and to a county under [Subsection 17-27-103 (2)] Section 17-27a-801 do not apply in
             2572      a challenge under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(A).
             2573          (5) The judge may award reasonable attorneys' fees and costs to the prevailing party in
             2574      any action brought under this section.
             2575          (6) Nothing in this chapter may be construed as restricting or limiting any rights to
             2576      challenge impact fees that were paid before the effective date of this chapter.
             2577          Section 75. Section 17-27a-101 , which is renumbered from Section 17-27-101 is
             2578      renumbered and amended to read:
             2579     
CHAPTER 27a. COUNTY LAND USE, DEVELOPMENT, AND MANAGEMENT ACT

             2580     
Part 1. General Provisions

             2581           [17-27-101].     17-27a-101. Title.
             2582          This chapter [shall be] is known as the "County Land Use, Development, and
             2583      Management Act."
             2584          Section 76. Section 17-27a-102 , which is renumbered from Section 17-27-102 is
             2585      renumbered and amended to read:
             2586           [17-27-102].     17-27a-102. Purposes -- General land use authority.
             2587          [(1) To accomplish the purpose]
             2588          (1) (a) The purposes of this chapter[, and in order] are to provide for the health, safety,
             2589      and welfare, and promote the prosperity, improve the morals, peace and good order, comfort,
             2590      convenience, and aesthetics of [the] each county and its present and future inhabitants and
             2591      businesses, to protect the tax base, to secure economy in governmental expenditures, to foster
             2592      the state's agricultural and other industries, to protect both urban and nonurban development, to
             2593      protect and ensure access to sunlight for solar energy devices, and to protect property values[,].
             2594          (b) To accomplish the purposes of this chapter, counties may enact all ordinances,
             2595      resolutions, and rules and may enter into other forms of land use controls and development
             2596      agreements that they consider necessary or appropriate for the use and development of land
             2597      within the unincorporated area of the county, including ordinances, resolutions, [and] rules,
             2598      restrictive covenants, easements, and development agreements governing uses, density, open


             2599      spaces, structures, buildings, energy-efficiency, light and air, air quality, transportation and
             2600      public or alternative transportation, infrastructure, street and building orientation and width
             2601      requirements, public facilities, and height and location of vegetation, [and] trees, and
             2602      landscaping, unless [those ordinances, resolutions, or rules are] expressly prohibited by law.
             2603          (2) [A] Each county shall comply with the mandatory provisions of this part before any
             2604      agreement or contract to provide goods, services, or municipal-type services to any storage
             2605      facility or transfer facility for high-level nuclear waste, or greater than class C radioactive
             2606      waste, may be executed or implemented.
             2607          Section 77. Section 17-27a-103 , which is renumbered from Section 17-27-103 is
             2608      renumbered and amended to read:
             2609           [17-27-103].     17-27a-103. Definitions.
             2610          [(1)] As used in this chapter:
             2611          (1) "Affected entity" means a county, municipality, independent special district under
             2612      Title 17A, Chapter 2, Independent Special Districts, local district under Title 17B, Chapter 2,
             2613      Local Districts, school district, interlocal cooperation entity established under Title 11, Chapter
             2614      13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, specified public utility, or the Utah Department of
             2615      Transportation, if:
             2616          (a) the entity's services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             2617      modification because of an intended use of land;
             2618          (b) the entity has filed with the county a copy of the entity's general or long-range plan;
             2619      or
             2620          (c) the entity's boundaries or facilities are within one mile of land that is the subject of
             2621      a general plan amendment or land use ordinance change.
             2622          (2) "Appeal authority" means the person, board, commission, agency, or other body
             2623      designated by ordinance to decide an appeal of a decision of a land use application or a
             2624      variance.
             2625          [(a)] (3) "Billboard" means a freestanding ground sign located on industrial,
             2626      commercial, or residential property if the sign is designed or intended to direct attention to a
             2627      business, product, or service that is not sold, offered, or existing on the property where the sign
             2628      is located.
             2629          [(b)] (4) "Chief executive officer" means the person or body that exercises the


             2630      executive powers of the county.
             2631          [(c)] (5) "Conditional use" means a land use that, because of its unique characteristics
             2632      or potential impact on the county, surrounding neighbors, or adjacent land uses, may not be
             2633      compatible in some areas or may be compatible only if certain conditions are required that
             2634      mitigate or eliminate the detrimental impacts.
             2635          [(d)] (6) "Constitutional taking" [has the meaning as defined in Section 63-34-13 .]
             2636      means a governmental action that results in a taking of private property so that compensation to
             2637      the owner of the property is required by the:
             2638          [(e) "County" means the unincorporated area of the county.]
             2639          (a) Fifth or Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States; or
             2640          (b) Utah Constitution Article I, Section 22.
             2641          (7) "Culinary water authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
             2642      responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of the culinary water system and sources for
             2643      the subject property.
             2644          (8) (a) "Disability" means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one
             2645      or more of a person's major life activities, including a person having a record of such an
             2646      impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment.
             2647          (b) "Disability" does not include current illegal use of, or addiction, any federally
             2648      controlled substance, as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C.
             2649      802.
             2650          [(f)] (9) "Elderly person" means a person who is 60 years old or older, who desires or
             2651      needs to live with other elderly persons in a group setting, but who is capable of living
             2652      independently.
             2653          [(g)] (10) "Gas corporation" has the same meaning as defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             2654          [(h) (i)] (11) "General plan" means a document that a county adopts that sets forth
             2655      general guidelines for proposed future development of the unincorporated land within the
             2656      county[, as set forth in Sections 17-27-301 and 17-27-302 ].
             2657          [(ii) "General plan" includes what is also commonly referred to as a "master plan."]
             2658          (12) "Identical plans" means building plans submitted to a county that are substantially
             2659      identical building plans that were previously submitted and reviewed and approved by the
             2660      county and describe a building that is:


             2661          (a) located on land zoned the same as the land on which the building described in the
             2662      previously approved plans is located; and
             2663          (b) subject to the same geological and meteorological conditions and the same law as
             2664      the building described in the previously approved plans.
             2665          [(i)] (13) "Interstate pipeline company" means a person or entity engaged in natural gas
             2666      transportation subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under
             2667      the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 717 et seq.
             2668          [(j)] (14) "Intrastate pipeline company" means a person or entity engaged in natural gas
             2669      transportation that is not subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory
             2670      Commission under the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 717 et seq.
             2671          (15) "Land use application" means an application required by a county's land use
             2672      ordinance.
             2673          (16) "Land use authority" means a person, board, commission, agency, or other body
             2674      designated by the local legislative body to act upon a land use application.
             2675          (17) "Land use ordinance" means a planning, zoning, development, or subdivision
             2676      ordinance of the county, but does not include the general plan.
             2677          [(k)] (18) "Legislative body" means the county legislative body, or for a county that has
             2678      adopted an alternative form of government, the body exercising legislative powers.
             2679          [(l)] (19) "Lot line adjustment" means the relocation of the property boundary line in a
             2680      subdivision between two adjoining lots with the consent of the owners of record.
             2681          [(m) "Municipality" means a city or town.]
             2682          [(n) "Nonconforming]
             2683          (20) "Moderate income housing" means housing occupied or reserved for occupancy
             2684      by households with a gross household income equal or less than 80% of the median gross
             2685      income for households of the same size in the county in which the housing is located.
             2686          (21) "Nominal fee" means a fee that reasonably reimburses a county only for time spent
             2687      and expenses incurred in:
             2688          (a) verifying that building plans are identical plans; and
             2689          (b) reviewing and approving those minor aspects of identical plans that differ from the
             2690      previously reviewed and approved building plans.
             2691          (22) "Noncomplying structure" means a structure that:


             2692          [(i)] (a) legally existed before its current [zoning] land use designation; and
             2693          [(ii)] (b) because of one or more subsequent [zoning] land use ordinance changes, does
             2694      not conform [with] to the [zoning regulation's] setback, height restrictions, or other regulations
             2695      [that] , excluding those regulations that govern the [structure] use of land.
             2696          [(o)] (23) "Nonconforming use" means a use of land that:
             2697          [(i)] (a) legally existed before its current [zoning] land use designation;
             2698          [(ii)] (b) has been maintained continuously since the time the [zoning] land use
             2699      ordinance regulation governing the land changed; and
             2700          [(iii)] (c) because of one or more subsequent [zoning] land use ordinance changes, does
             2701      not conform [with] to the [zoning] regulations that now govern the use of the land.
             2702          [(p) "Official map" has the same meaning as provided in Section 72-5-401 .]
             2703          (24) "Official map" means a map drawn by county authorities and recorded in the
             2704      county recorder's office that:
             2705          (a) shows actual and proposed rights-of-way, centerline alignments, and setbacks for
             2706      highways and other transportation facilities;
             2707          (b) provides a basis for restricting development in designated rights-of-way or between
             2708      designated setbacks to allow the government authorities time to purchase or otherwise reserve
             2709      the land; and
             2710          (c) has been adopted as an element of the county's general plan.
             2711          [(q)] (25) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, organization,
             2712      association, trust, governmental agency, or any other legal entity.
             2713          (26) "Plan for moderate income housing" means a written document adopted by a
             2714      county legislative body that includes:
             2715          (a) an estimate of the existing supply of moderate income housing located within the
             2716      county;
             2717          (b) an estimate of the need for moderate income housing in the county for the next five
             2718      years as revised biennially;
             2719          (c) a survey of total residential land use;
             2720          (d) an evaluation of how existing land uses and zones affect opportunities for moderate
             2721      income housing; and
             2722          (e) a description of the county's program to encourage an adequate supply of moderate


             2723      income housing.
             2724          [(r)] (27) "Plat" means a map or other graphical representation of lands being laid out
             2725      and prepared in accordance with Section [ 17-27-804 ] 17-27a-603 , 17-23-17 , or 57-8-13 .
             2726          (28) "Public hearing" means a hearing at which members of the public are provided a
             2727      reasonable opportunity to comment on the subject of the hearing.
             2728          (29) "Public meeting" means a meeting that is required to be open to the public under
             2729      Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings.
             2730          [(s)] (30) "Record of survey map" means a map of a survey of land prepared in
             2731      accordance with Section 17-23-17 .
             2732          [(t) (i)] (31) "Residential facility for elderly persons" means a single-family or
             2733      multiple-family dwelling unit that meets the requirements of Part [5 and any ordinance adopted
             2734      under authority of that part. (ii) "Residential facility for elderly persons"] 4, General Plan, but
             2735      does not include a health care facility as defined by Section 26-21-2 .
             2736          (32) "Residential facility for persons with a disability" means a residence:
             2737          (a) in which more than one person with a disability resides; and
             2738          (b) (i) is licensed or certified by the Department of Human Services under Title 62A,
             2739      Chapter 2, Licensure of Programs and Facilities; or
             2740          (ii) is licensed or certified by the Department of Health under Title 26, Chapter 21,
             2741      Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act.
             2742          (33) "Sanitary sewer authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
             2743      responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of sanitary sewer services or onsite
             2744      wastewater systems.
             2745          [(u)] (34) "Special district" means [all entities] any entity established under the
             2746      authority of Title 17A, Special Districts, and any other governmental or quasi-governmental
             2747      entity that is not a county, municipality, school district, or unit of the state.
             2748          [(v) "Street" means public rights-of-way, including highways, avenues, boulevards,
             2749      parkways, roads, lanes, walks, alleys, viaducts, subways, tunnels, bridges, public easements,
             2750      and other ways.]
             2751          (35) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
             2752      telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             2753          (36) "Street" means a public right-of-way, including a highway, avenue, boulevard,


             2754      parkway, road, lane, walk, alley, viaduct, subway, tunnel, bridge, public easement, or other
             2755      way.
             2756          [(w) (i)] (37) "Subdivision" means any land that is divided, resubdivided or proposed
             2757      to be divided into two or more lots, parcels, sites, units, plots, or other division of land for the
             2758      purpose, whether immediate or future, for offer, sale, lease, or development either on the
             2759      installment plan or upon any and all other plans, terms, and conditions.
             2760          [(ii)] (a) "Subdivision" includes:
             2761          (i) the division or development of land whether by deed, metes and bounds description,
             2762      devise and testacy, [lease,] map, plat, or other recorded instrument[.]; and
             2763          (ii) except as provided in Subsection (37)(b), divisions of land for residential and
             2764      nonresidential uses, including land used or to be used for commercial, agricultural, and
             2765      industrial purposes.
             2766          [(iii)] (b) "Subdivision" does not include:
             2767          [(A)] (i) a bona fide division or partition of agricultural land for [agricultural purposes;
             2768      (B)] the purpose of joining one of the resulting separate unsubdivided parcels to a contiguous
             2769      parcel of unsubdivided agricultural land, if neither the resulting combined parcel nor the parcel
             2770      remaining from the division or partition violates an applicable land use ordinance;
             2771          (ii) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining properties adjusting their
             2772      mutual boundary if:
             2773          [(I)] (A) no new lot is created; and
             2774          [(II)] (B) the adjustment does not [result in a violation of] violate applicable [zoning]
             2775      land use ordinances; or
             2776          [(C)] (iii) a recorded document, executed by the owner of record[,]:
             2777          (A) revising the legal description of more than one contiguous unsubdivided parcel of
             2778      property into one legal description encompassing all such parcels of property; or
             2779          (B) joining a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that has not
             2780      been subdivided, if the joinder does not violate applicable land use ordinances; or
             2781          [(D)] (iv) a bona fide division or partition of land in a county other than a first class
             2782      county for the purpose of siting, on one or more of the resulting separate parcels:
             2783          [(I)] (A) an unmanned facility appurtenant to a pipeline owned or operated by a gas
             2784      corporation, interstate pipeline company, or intrastate pipeline company; or


             2785          [(II)] (B) an unmanned telecommunications, microwave, fiber optic, electrical, or other
             2786      utility service regeneration, transformation, retransmission, or amplification facility.
             2787          [(iv)] (c) The joining of a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property
             2788      that has not been subdivided does not constitute a ["]subdivision["] under this Subsection
             2789      [(1)(w)] (37) as to the unsubdivided parcel of property or subject the unsubdivided parcel to the
             2790      county's subdivision ordinance.
             2791          (38) "Township" means a contiguous, geographically defined portion of the
             2792      unincorporated area of a county, established under this part or reconstituted or reinstated under
             2793      Section 17-27a-307 , with planning and zoning functions as exercised through the township
             2794      planning commission, as provided in this chapter, but with no legal or political identity
             2795      separate from the county and no taxing authority, except that "township" means a former
             2796      township under Chapter 308, Laws of Utah 1996 where the context so indicates.
             2797          [(x)] (39) "Unincorporated" means the area outside of the incorporated [boundaries of
             2798      cities and towns] area of a municipality.
             2799          [(2) (a) A county meets the requirements of reasonable notice required by this chapter
             2800      if it:]
             2801          [(i) posts notice of the hearing or meeting in at least three public places within the
             2802      jurisdiction and publishes notice of the hearing or meeting in a newspaper of general
             2803      circulation in the jurisdiction, if one is available; or]
             2804          [(ii) gives actual notice of the hearing or meeting.]
             2805          [(b) A county legislative body may enact an ordinance establishing stricter notice
             2806      requirements than those required by this Subsection (2).]
             2807          [(c) (i) Proof that one of the two forms of notice authorized by this Subsection (2) was
             2808      given is prima facie evidence that notice was properly given.]
             2809          [(ii) If notice given under authority of this section is not challenged as provided in
             2810      Section 17-27-1001 within 30 days from the date of the meeting for which the notice was
             2811      given, the notice is considered adequate and proper.]
             2812          (40) "Zoning map" means a map, adopted as part of a land use ordinance, that depicts
             2813      land use zones, overlays, or districts.
             2814          Section 78. Section 17-27a-104 , which is renumbered from Section 17-27-104 is
             2815      renumbered and amended to read:


             2816           [17-27-104].     17-27a-104. Stricter requirements.
             2817          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), [counties] a county may enact [ordinances]
             2818      an ordinance imposing stricter requirements or higher standards than are required by this
             2819      chapter.
             2820          (2) A county may not impose stricter requirements or higher standards than are
             2821      required by:
             2822          (a) Section [ 17-27-105 ] 17-27a-305 ;
             2823          (b) Section [ 17-27-105.5 ] 17-27a-513 ;
             2824          [(c) Part 5, Residential Facilities for Elderly; and]
             2825          [(d) Part 6, Residential Facilities for Persons with a Disability.]
             2826          (c) Section 17-27a-515 ; and
             2827          (d) Section 17-27a-519 .
             2828          Section 79. Section 17-27a-201 is enacted to read:
             2829     
Part 2. Notice

             2830          17-27a-201. Required notice.
             2831          (1) At a minimum, each county shall provide actual notice or the notice required by
             2832      this part.
             2833          (2) A county may by ordinance require greater notice than required under this part.
             2834          Section 80. Section 17-27a-202 is enacted to read:
             2835          17-27a-202. Applicant notice.
             2836          For each land use application, the county shall notify the applicant of the date, time, and
             2837      place of each public hearing and public meeting to consider the application and of any final
             2838      action on a pending application.
             2839          Section 81. Section 17-27a-203 , which is renumbered from Section 17-27-301.5 is
             2840      renumbered and amended to read:
             2841           [17-27-301.5].     17-27a-203. Notice of intent to prepare a general plan or
             2842      amendments to a general plan in certain counties.
             2843          [(1) As used in this section:]
             2844          [(a) (i) "Affected entity" means each county, municipality, independent special district
             2845      under Title 17A, Chapter 2, Independent Special Districts, local district under Title 17B,
             2846      Chapter 2, Local Districts, school district, interlocal cooperation entity established under Title


             2847      11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, and specified public utility:]
             2848          [(A) whose services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             2849      modification because of an intended use of land; or]
             2850          [(B) that has filed with the county a copy of the entity's general or long-range plan.]
             2851          [(ii) "Affected entity" does not include the county that is required under this section to
             2852      provide notice.]
             2853          [(b) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
             2854      telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .]
             2855          [(2)] (1) Before preparing a proposed general plan or [amendments to an existing] a
             2856      comprehensive general plan amendment, each county of the first or second class shall provide
             2857      [written] ten calendar days notice[, as provided in this section,] of its intent to prepare a
             2858      proposed general plan or [amendments to] a comprehensive general plan[.] amendment to:
             2859          (a) each affected entity;
             2860          (b) the Automated Geographic Reference Center created in Section 63A-6-202 ;
             2861          (c) the association of governments, established pursuant to an interlocal agreement
             2862      under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, of which the county is a member; and
             2863          (d) the state planning coordinator appointed under Section 63-38d-202 .
             2864          [(3)] (2) Each notice under Subsection [(2)] (1) shall:
             2865          (a) indicate that the county intends to prepare a general plan or [amendments to a] a
             2866      comprehensive general plan amendment, as the case may be;
             2867          (b) describe or provide a map of the geographic area that will be affected by the general
             2868      plan or [amendments to a general plan] amendment;
             2869          (c) be sent [to:] by mail, e-mail, or other effective means;
             2870          [(i) each affected entity;]
             2871          [(ii) the Automated Geographic Reference Center created in Section 63A-6-202 ;]
             2872          [(iii) the association of governments, established pursuant to an interlocal agreement
             2873      under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, of which the county is a member; and]
             2874          [(iv) the state planning coordinator appointed under Section 63-38d-202 ;]
             2875          (d) [with respect to the notice to affected entities,] invite the affected entities to provide
             2876      information for the county to consider in the process of preparing, adopting, and implementing
             2877      a general plan or [amendments to a general plan] amendment concerning:


             2878          (i) impacts that the use of land proposed in the proposed general plan or [amendments
             2879      to a general plan] amendment may have [on the affected entity]; and
             2880          (ii) uses of land within the county that the affected entity is [planning or] considering
             2881      that may conflict with the proposed general plan or [amendments to the general plan]
             2882      amendment; and
             2883          (e) include the address of an Internet website, if the county has one, and the name and
             2884      telephone number of a person where more information can be obtained concerning the county's
             2885      proposed general plan or [amendments to a general plan] amendment.
             2886          Section 82. Section 17-27a-204 is enacted to read:
             2887          17-27a-204. Notice of public hearings and public meetings to consider general
             2888      plan or amendments.
             2889          (1) A county shall provide:
             2890          (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the original
             2891      adoption or any modification of all or any portion of a general plan; and
             2892          (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
             2893          (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be at least ten
             2894      calendar days before the public hearing and shall be:
             2895          (a) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area;
             2896          (b) mailed to each affected entity; and
             2897          (c) posted:
             2898          (i) in at least three public locations within the county; or
             2899          (ii) on the county's official website.
             2900          (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours
             2901      before the meeting and shall be:
             2902          (a) submitted to a newspaper of general circulation in the area; and
             2903          (b) posted:
             2904          (i) in at least three public locations within the county; or
             2905          (ii) on the county's official website.
             2906          Section 83. Section 17-27a-205 is enacted to read:
             2907          17-27a-205. Notice of public hearings and public meetings on adoption or
             2908      modification of land use ordinance.


             2909          (1) Each county shall give:
             2910          (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the
             2911      adoption or modification of a land use ordinance; and
             2912          (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
             2913          (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be:
             2914          (a) mailed to each affected entity at least ten calendar days before the public hearing;
             2915          (b) posted:
             2916          (i) in at least three public locations within the county; or
             2917          (ii) on the county's official website; and
             2918          (c) (i) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area at least ten calendar
             2919      days before the public hearing; or
             2920          (ii) mailed at least three days before the public hearing to:
             2921          (A) each property owner whose land is directly affected by the land use ordinance
             2922      change; and
             2923          (B) each adjacent property owner within the parameters specified by county ordinance.
             2924          (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours
             2925      before the hearing and shall be posted:
             2926          (a) in at least three public locations within the county; or
             2927          (b) on the county's official website.
             2928          Section 84. Section 17-27a-206 is enacted to read:
             2929          17-27a-206. Third party notice.
             2930          (1) If a county requires notice to adjacent property owners, the county shall:
             2931          (a) mail notice to the record owner of each parcel within parameters specified by
             2932      county ordinance; or
             2933          (b) post notice on the property with a sign of sufficient size, durability, print quality,
             2934      and location that is reasonably calculated to give notice to passers-by.
             2935          (2) If a county mails notice to third party property owners under Subsection (1), it shall
             2936      mail equivalent notice to property owners within an adjacent jurisdiction.
             2937          Section 85. Section 17-27a-207 is enacted to read:
             2938          17-27a-207. Subdivision notice without vacation, alteration, or amendment of a
             2939      street.


             2940          (1) For a proposed subdivision or an amendment to a subdivision, each county shall
             2941      provide notice of the date, time, and place of a public hearing that is:
             2942          (a) mailed not less than three calendar days before the public hearing and addressed to
             2943      the record owner of each parcel within specified parameters of that property; or
             2944          (b) posted not less than three calendar days before the public hearing, on the property
             2945      proposed for subdivision, in a visible location, with a sign of sufficient size, durability, and
             2946      print quality that is reasonably calculated to give notice to passers-by.
             2947          (2) Each county shall mail notice to each affected entity of a public hearing to consider
             2948      a preliminary plat describing a multiple-unit residential development or a commercial or
             2949      industrial development.
             2950          (3) Each county shall provide notice as required by Secti