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H.B. 216





Chief Sponsor: Bradley G. Last

Senate Sponsor: John W. Hickman

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Utah Municipal Code relating to municipal annexations.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    eliminates a definition for "conical surface area"; and
             13          .    modifies a provision requiring the consent of a municipality operating or building
             14      an airport for an annexation of land to another municipality.
             15      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          10-2-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 378
             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 10-2-402 is amended to read:
             25           10-2-402. Annexation -- Limitations.
             26          (1) (a) A contiguous, unincorporated area that is contiguous to a municipality may be
             27      annexed to the municipality as provided in this part.

             28          (b) An unincorporated area may not be annexed to a municipality unless:
             29          (i) it is a contiguous area;
             30          (ii) it is contiguous to the municipality;
             31          (iii) except as provided in Subsection 10-2-418 (1)(b), annexation will not leave or
             32      create an unincorporated island or peninsula; and
             33          (iv) for an area located in a specified county with respect to an annexation that occurs
             34      after December 31, 2002, the area is within the proposed annexing municipality's expansion
             35      area.
             36          (2) Except as provided in Section 10-2-418 , a municipality may not annex an
             37      unincorporated area unless a petition under Section 10-2-403 is filed requesting annexation.
             38          (3) An annexation under this part may not include part of a parcel of real property and
             39      exclude part of that same parcel unless the owner of that parcel has signed the annexation
             40      petition under Section 10-2-403 .
             41          (4) A municipality may not annex an unincorporated area in a specified county for the
             42      sole purpose of acquiring municipal revenue or to retard the capacity of another municipality to
             43      annex the same or a related area unless the municipality has the ability and intent to benefit the
             44      annexed area by providing municipal services to the annexed area.
             45          (5) The legislative body of a specified county may not approve urban development
             46      within a municipality's expansion area unless:
             47          (a) the county notifies the municipality of the proposed development; and
             48          (b) (i) the municipality consents in writing to the development; or
             49          (ii) (A) within 90 days after the county's notification of the proposed development, the
             50      municipality submits to the county a written objection to the county's approval of the proposed
             51      development; and
             52          (B) the county responds in writing to the municipality's objections.
             53          (6) (a) An annexation petition may not be filed under this part proposing the
             54      annexation of an area located in a county that is not the county in which the proposed annexing
             55      municipality is located unless the legislative body of the county in which the area is located has
             56      adopted a resolution approving the proposed annexation.
             57          (b) Each county legislative body that declines to adopt a resolution approving a
             58      proposed annexation described in Subsection (6)(a) shall provide a written explanation of its

             59      reasons for declining to approve the proposed annexation.
             60          (7) (a) As used in this Subsection (7)[: (i) "Airport"], "airport" means an area that the
             61      Federal Aviation Administration has, by a record of decision, approved for the construction or
             62      operation of a Class I, II, or III commercial service airport, as designated by the Federal
             63      Aviation Administration in 14 C.F.R. Part 139.
             64          [(ii) "Conical surface area" has the same meaning as defined in 14 C.F.R. 77, Objects
             65      Affecting Navigable Airspace.]
             66          (b) A municipality may not annex an unincorporated area within [the conical surface
             67      area] 5,000 feet of the center line of any runway of an airport operated or to be constructed and
             68      operated by another municipality unless the legislative body of the other municipality adopts a
             69      resolution consenting to the annexation.
             70          (c) A municipality that operates or intends to construct and operate an airport and does
             71      not adopt a resolution consenting to the annexation of an area described in Subsection (7)(b)
             72      may not deny an annexation petition proposing the annexation of that same area to that
             73      municipality.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 2-15-08 7:44 AM

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