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S.B. 78






Sponsor: David L. Thomas

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies a provision relating to the expanded county commission form of
             10      government.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    eliminates a conflict with another provision by eliminating the requirement that
             14      county commission members in an expanded county commission form of
             15      government be elected at large.
             16      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      AMENDS:
             22          17-52-502, as enacted by Chapter 133, Laws of Utah 2000
             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 17-52-502 is amended to read:
             26           17-52-502. Expanded county commission form of government.
             27          (1) Each county operating under an expanded county commission form of government

             28      shall be governed by a county commission consisting of five or seven members.
             29          (2) A county commission under the expanded county commission form of government
             30      is both the county legislative body and the county executive and has the powers, duties, and
             31      functions of a county legislative body under Chapter 53, Part 2, County Legislative Body, and
             32      the powers, duties, and functions of a county executive under Chapter 53, Part 3, County
             33      Executive.
             34          (3) Except as otherwise provided in an optional plan adopted under this chapter:
             35          (a) the term of office of each county commission member is four years;
             36          (b) the terms of county commission members shall be staggered so that approximately
             37      half the members are elected at alternating regular general election dates; and
             38          (c) each county commission member shall be elected [at large].
             39          (4) (a) If multiple at-large county commission positions are vacant for an election, the
             40      positions shall be designated "county commission seat A," "county commission seat B," and so
             41      on as necessary for the number of vacant positions.
             42          (b) Each candidate who files a declaration of candidacy when multiple positions are
             43      vacant shall designate the letter of the county commission seat for which the candidate is a
             44      candidate.
             45          (c) No person may file a declaration of candidacy for, be a candidate for, or be elected
             46      to two county commission positions in the same election.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 11-27-04 2:27 PM

Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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