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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies provisions of the County Personnel Management Act.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . clarifies that a sheriff in a county employing more than 100 full-time uniformed
13 peace officers may appoint more than one chief deputy or undersheriff, even if the
14 county has chosen to use the County Personnel Management Act provisions as a
15 single merit system for all county employees; and
16 . makes technical changes.
17 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
19 Other Special Clauses:
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
23 17-33-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 83
24 17-33-8, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 211
26 17-33-16, Utah Code Annotated 1953
28 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. Section 17-33-1 is amended to read:
30 17-33-1. Title -- Establishment of merit system -- Separate systems for peace
31 officers and firemen recognized -- Options of small counties.
32 (1) This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "County Personnel
33 Management Act."
34 (2) A merit system of personnel administration for the counties of the state of Utah,
35 their departments, offices, and agencies, except as otherwise specifically provided, is
37 (3) This chapter recognizes the existence of the merit systems for peace officers of the
38 several counties as provided for in Chapter 30, Deputy Sheriffs - Merit System, and for firemen
39 of the several counties as provided for in Chapter 28, Firemen's Civil Service Commission, and
40 is intended to give county commissions the option of using the provisions of this chapter as a
41 single merit system for all county employees or in combination with these existing systems for
42 firemen and peace officers.
43 (4) On or after May 6, 2002, any county that has fewer than 200 employees not
44 covered by other merit systems or not exempt under Subsections 17-33-8 (1)(a) through [
45 may, at its option, comply with the provisions of this chapter.
46 (5) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (4), any county which was in
47 compliance with the provisions of this chapter prior to May 6, 2002, shall continue to comply
48 with the provisions of this chapter even though the county may not thereafter meet or exceed
49 the threshold requirements of Subsection (4).
50 Section 2. Section 17-33-8 is amended to read:
51 17-33-8. Career service -- Exempt positions.
52 (1) The career service [
54 existing or hereafter established, except [
56 elected officials, and major department heads charged directly by the county legislative body, or
57 by a board appointed by the county legislative body, with the responsibility of assisting in the
58 formulation and carrying out of matters of policy; [
63 department head, if one is assigned[
65 county legislative body, and to each elected official, if one is assigned[
67 would take over and discharge the duties of the elected county officer in the absence or
68 disability of the originally responsible officer[
70 inquiry, investigation, or examination on behalf of the county legislative body or one of its
73 employee's services on a seasonal or contractual basis [
74 seasonal appointment basis, as approved by the council, and each provisional [
75 employee, as defined by the county's policies and procedures or its rules and regulations[
77 policies and procedures or its rules and regulations[
82 (i) each position that, by its nature as a confidential or key policy-determining position
83 or both [
85 (2) Before changing the status of a position to exempt or tenured, the council shall,
86 after due notice, hold a public hearing on the proposed change.
87 (3) (a) Rules and regulations promulgated under this [
88 and department, office or agency, [
89 Subsection (1)(i).
90 (b) A change in exempt status [
91 amendment to the rules and regulations.
92 Section 3. Section 17-33-16 is enacted to read:
93 17-33-16. Appointment of more than one chief deputy or undersheriff.
94 A sheriff in a county employing more than 100 full-time uniformed peace officers may,
95 with the consent of the council and the county legislative body, appoint more than one chief
96 deputy or undersheriff.
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