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This document includes Senate Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Mon, Feb 18, 2008 at 9:28 AM by rday. --> This document includes Senate 2nd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 1:50 PM by rday. -->

Senator Dennis E. Stowell proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
LIMITED PURPOSE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

             2     
ENTITIES REVISIONS

             3     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: Dennis E. Stowell

             6     
House Sponsor: Fred R. Hunsaker

             7     

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies provisions relating to limited purpose local government entities.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    repeals and reenacts, rewrites, clarifies, and modifies provisions related to special
             14      service districts, municipal building authorities, and conservation districts;
             15          .    expands the entities authorized to create a building authority to include local
             16      districts and special service districts;
             17          .    repeals provisions related to parking and business improvement districts, special
             18      road districts, and historic districts;
             19          .    reenacts historic preservation authority for counties and municipalities;
             20          .    modifies assessment area provisions to preserve authority eliminated through the
             21      repeal of parking and business improvement district provisions;
             22          .    requires the type of local district proposed to be created to be specified in the
             23      petition or resolution proposing the creation of a local district;
             24          .    clarifies that a local district board of trustees member must be a registered voter at
             25      the location of the member's residence;



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         .    modifies a provision authorizing a local district to agree to the use of its land or land
             27      over which it has a right-of-way;
             28          .    provides that a previously created local district authorized to provide fire protection
             29      service is also authorized to provide paramedic and emergency service;
             30          .    allows an agent or officer of an owner of land to qualify as a board of trustees
             31      member of certain local districts with seasonally occupied homes;
             32          .    specifies who may administer an oath of office to a local district board of trustees
             33      member and requires an oath to be filed with the local district clerk;
             34          .    modifies a provision relating to the relationship between a local district election and
             35      a municipal general election;
             36          .    exempts local district and special service district elections from early voting
             37      provisions;
             38          .    eliminates a requirement that a water conservancy district publish notice of a board
             39      vacancy;
             40          .    reduces the percentage of property owners or voters required to protest the creation
             41      of a special service district or the addition of new territory or a new service to the
             42      special service district;
             43          .    eliminates a provision stating that a federal employee protection act applies to
             44      public transit district leases and other agreements;
             45          .    makes a provision allowing a service area to establish divisions for electing some or
             46      all elected board members apply to all local districts rather than just service areas;
             47          .    increases the number of services that a local district may provide from two to four;
             48          .    expands the group of service areas that have a higher allowable tax rate to include
             49      service areas in second class counties, if the service area provides fire protection,
             50      paramedic, and emergency services;
             51          .    eliminates a cap on the number of local district board of trustees members allowed,
             52      and makes conforming changes;
             53          .    authorizes animal control officers of special service districts to issue misdemeanor
             54      and infraction citations;
             55          .    limits the area that an improvement district for electric service may include and
             56      requires that type of district to have applied for and received approval of a



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Senate 2nd Reading Amendments 2-25-2008 rd/rhr
             57
     certification before a certain date;
             58          .    authorizes a special service district to provide service outside its boundary;
             59          .    modifies the type of correctional facilities and services that a special service district
             60      is authorized to provide;
             61          .    authorizes a special service district in a county of the first class to provide extended
             62      police protection;
             63          .    eliminates a cap on the number of special service district administrative control
             64      board members allowed;
             65          .    modifies the qualifications of an administrative control board member;
             66          .    clarifies that a provision relating to the imposition and increasing of local district
             67      fees does not apply to impact fees;
             68          .    modifies a provision relating to the oath of office of local district board members;
             69          .    clarifies that a voter at an election of a local district board member must be a
             70      registered voter within the district;
             71          .    authorizes a local district board to pay local district board members a specified
             72      compensation for training every year rather than every two years;
             73          .    modifies the authority of a conservation district;
             74          .    modifies the date by which a conservation district's annual report is to be submitted
             75      to the commission; and
             76          .    makes technical changes.
             77      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             78          None
             79      Other Special Clauses:
             80           S. [ None ] This bill coordinates with H.B. 77, Personal Property Tax Amendments, by
             80a      providing technical amendments. .S
             81      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             82      AMENDS:
             83          4-18-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 179
             84          4-18-5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 179
             85          4-20-1.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 179
             86          10-2-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             87          10-2-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329



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         10-2-428, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             89          10-9a-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 188, 199, and 329
             90          10-15-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 30
             91          10-15-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 30
             92          11-14-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             93          11-17-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             94          11-27-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             95          11-32-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 227
             96          11-36-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             97          11-36-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             98          11-39-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             99          11-40-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             100          11-42-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             101          11-39-104, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 259
             102          11-43-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 118
             103          17-27a-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 188, 199, and 329
             104          17-52-403, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             105          17-53-311, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 102
             106          17B-1-102, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             107          17B-1-103, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             108          17B-1-202, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             109          17B-1-203, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             110          17B-1-205, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             111          17B-1-215, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             112          17B-1-302, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             113          17B-1-303, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             114          17B-1-306, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             115          17B-1-312, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             116          17B-1-643, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             117          17B-1-1002, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             118          17B-1-1101, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329



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         17B-1-1103, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             120          17B-1-1104, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             121          17B-2a-404, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             122          17B-2a-405, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             123          17B-2a-406, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             124          17B-2a-804, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             125          17B-2a-813, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             126          17B-2a-1005, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             127          17B-2a-1007, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             128          19-3-301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             129          19-6-502, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             130          20A-1-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 75, 256, 285, and 329
             131          20A-11-1202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             132          26-8a-405.1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             133          26-8a-405.2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapters 25 and 205
             134          51-7-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 207
             135          52-4-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 45 and 249
             136          52-4-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 35, 204, and 329
             137          53-2-502, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 331
             138          53A-2-123, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             139          54-14-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 242 and 329
             140          59-2-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 107, 234, and 329
             141          59-2-924, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 107 and 329
             142          59-21-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 303
             143          59-21-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 303
             144          63-9-68, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 118
             145          63E-1-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             146          67-1a-6.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 212 and 329
             147          67-3-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             148          69-2-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 30
             149          69-2-5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 241



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             150
         73-2-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             151          73-5-15, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 179 and 329
             152          73-10-21, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             153          77-7-18, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 2
             154      S. [     78-27-63, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 280, 329, and 357 ] 78B-4-509, as
             154a      renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3 .S
             155      ENACTS:
             156          10-8-85.9, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             157          17-50-324, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             158          17D-1-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             159          17D-1-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             160          17D-1-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             161          17D-1-104, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             162          17D-1-105, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             163          17D-1-106, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             164          17D-1-107, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             165          17D-1-108, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             166          17D-1-109, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             167          17D-1-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             168          17D-1-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             169          17D-1-203, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             170          17D-1-204, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             171          17D-1-205, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             172          17D-1-206, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             173          17D-1-207, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             174          17D-1-208, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             175          17D-1-209, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             176          17D-1-210, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             177          17D-1-211, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             178          17D-1-212, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             179          17D-1-301, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             180          17D-1-302, Utah Code Annotated 1953



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             181
         17D-1-303, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             182          17D-1-304, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             183          17D-1-305, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             184          17D-1-306, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             185          17D-1-401, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             186          17D-1-402, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             187          17D-1-403, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             188          17D-1-501, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             189          17D-1-502, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             190          17D-1-503, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             191          17D-1-504, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             192          17D-1-505, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             193          17D-1-506, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             194          17D-1-507, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             195          17D-1-508, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             196          17D-1-509, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             197          17D-1-601, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             198          17D-1-602, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             199          17D-1-603, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             200          17D-2-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             201          17D-2-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             202          17D-2-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             203          17D-2-104, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             204          17D-2-105, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             205          17D-2-106, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             206          17D-2-107, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             207          17D-2-108, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             208          17D-2-109, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             209          17D-2-110, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             210          17D-2-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             211          17D-2-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953



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             212
         17D-2-203, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             213          17D-2-301, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             214          17D-2-302, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             215          17D-2-401, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             216          17D-2-402, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             217          17D-2-403, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             218          17D-2-404, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             219          17D-2-405, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             220          17D-2-501, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             221          17D-2-502, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             222          17D-2-503, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             223          17D-2-504, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             224          17D-2-505, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             225          17D-2-506, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             226          17D-2-507, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             227          17D-2-601, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             228          17D-2-602, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             229          17D-2-701, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             230          17D-2-702, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             231          17D-3-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             232          17D-3-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             233          17D-3-104, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             234          17D-3-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             235          17D-3-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             236          17D-3-203, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             237          17D-3-204, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             238          17D-3-301, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             239          17D-3-302, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             240          17D-3-303, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             241          17D-3-304, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             242          17D-3-305, Utah Code Annotated 1953



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         17D-3-306, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             244          17D-3-307, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             245          17D-3-308, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             246          17D-3-309, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             247          17D-3-310, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             248          20A-3-605, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             249      RENUMBERS AND AMENDS:
             250          17B-1-306.5, (Renumbered from 17B-2a-906, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007,
             251      Chapter 329)
             252          17D-3-102, (Renumbered from 17A-3-800, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007,
             253      Chapter 179)
             254      REPEALS:
             255          17A-2-1301, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             256          17A-2-1302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 292
             257          17A-2-1303, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             258          17A-2-1304, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 183 and 203
             259          17A-2-1305, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             260          17A-2-1306, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             261          17A-2-1307, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             262          17A-2-1308, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 292
             263          17A-2-1309, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             264          17A-2-1310, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             265          17A-2-1311, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             266          17A-2-1312, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             267          17A-2-1313, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             268          17A-2-1314, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             269          17A-2-1315, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             270          17A-2-1316, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             271          17A-2-1317, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             272          17A-2-1318, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 148
             273          17A-2-1319, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186



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             274
         17A-2-1320, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 195
             275          17A-2-1321, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 316
             276          17A-2-1322, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapters 105 and 260
             277          17A-2-1323, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             278          17A-2-1324, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             279          17A-2-1325, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             280          17A-2-1326, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 203 and 329
             281          17A-2-1327, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             282          17A-2-1328, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             283          17A-2-1329, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             284          17A-2-1330, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             285          17A-2-1331, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             286          17A-2-1332, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             287          17A-3-401, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             288          17A-3-402, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             289          17A-3-403, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             290          17A-3-404, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             291          17A-3-405, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             292          17A-3-406, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             293          17A-3-407, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 292
             294          17A-3-408, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             295          17A-3-409, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             296          17A-3-410, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             297          17A-3-411, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             298          17A-3-412, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 1
             299          17A-3-413, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             300          17A-3-414, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             301          17A-3-801, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             302          17A-3-802, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             303          17A-3-803, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             304          17A-3-804, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 180



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         17A-3-805, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 39
             306          17A-3-806, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             307          17A-3-807, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             308          17A-3-1201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 227
             309          17A-3-1202, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             310          17A-3-1203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 227
             311          17A-3-1204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1994, Chapter 146
             312          17A-3-1205, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             313          17A-3-1206, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 227
             314          17A-3-1301, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             315          17A-3-1302, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             316          17A-3-1303, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             317          17A-3-1304, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             318          17A-3-1305, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             319          17A-3-1306, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             320     

             321      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             322          Section 1. Section 4-18-3 is amended to read:
             323           4-18-3. Definitions.
             324          As used in this chapter:
             325          (1) "Alternate" means a substitute for a district supervisor if the district supervisor
             326      cannot attend a meeting.
             327          (2) (a) "Animal feeding operation" means a facility where animals, other than aquatic
             328      animals, are stabled or confined and fed or maintained for a total of 45 days or more in any
             329      12-month period.
             330          (b) "Animal feeding operation" does not include an operation where animals are in
             331      areas such as pastures or rangeland that sustain crops or forage growth during the entire time
             332      the animals are present.
             333          (3) "Commission" means the Conservation Commission created in Section 4-18-4 .
             334          (4) "Comprehensive nutrient management plan" means a plan that identifies actions or
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     feeding operation.
             337          (5) "District" or " conservation district" [means a governmental subdivision of this
             338      state organized under Title 17A, Chapter 3, Part 8, Conservation Districts] has the same
             339      meaning as "conservation district" as defined in Section 17D-3-102 .
             340          Section 2. Section 4-18-5 is amended to read:
             341           4-18-5. Conservation commission -- Functions and duties.
             342          (1) The commission shall:
             343          (a) facilitate the development and implementation of the strategies and programs
             344      necessary to protect, conserve, utilize, and develop the soil and water resources of the state;
             345          (b) disseminate information regarding districts' activities and programs;
             346          (c) supervise the formation, reorganization, or dissolution of districts according to the
             347      requirements of Title [17A] 17D, Chapter 3, [Part 8,] Conservation [Districts] District Act;
             348          (d) prescribe uniform accounting and recordkeeping procedures for districts and
             349      require each district to submit annually an audit of its funds to the commission;
             350          (e) approve and make loans for agricultural purposes, from the Agriculture Resource
             351      Development Fund for:
             352          (i) nonfederal rangeland improvement and management projects;
             353          (ii) watershed protection and flood prevention projects;
             354          (iii) agricultural cropland soil and water conservation projects; and
             355          (iv) programs designed to promote energy efficient farming practices;
             356          (f) administer federal or state funds in accordance with applicable federal or state
             357      guidelines and make loans or grants from those funds to land occupiers for the conservation of
             358      soil or water resources;
             359          (g) seek to coordinate soil and water protection, conservation, and development
             360      activities and programs of state agencies, local governmental units, other states, special interest
             361      groups, and federal agencies; and
             362          (h) plan watershed and flood control projects in cooperation with appropriate local,
             363      state, and federal authorities and coordinate flood control projects in the state.
             364          (2) The commission may:
             365          (a) employ, with the approval of the department, an administrator and necessary
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         (b) execute contracts or other instruments necessary to exercise its powers;
             368          (c) sue and be sued; and
             369          (d) adopt rules, in accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative
             370      Rulemaking Act, necessary to carry out the powers and duties specified in Subsections (1)(d),
             371      (e), (f), and (2)(b).
             372          Section 3. Section 4-20-1.5 is amended to read:
             373           4-20-1.5. State Grazing Advisory Board -- Duties.
             374          (1) (a) There is created within the department the State Grazing Advisory Board.
             375          (b) The commissioner shall appoint the following members:
             376          (i) one member from each regional board;
             377          (ii) one member from the Conservation Commission created in Section 4-18-4 ;
             378          (iii) one representative of the Department of Natural Resources;
             379          (iv) two livestock producers at-large; and
             380          (v) one representative of the oil, gas, or mining industry.
             381          (2) The term of office for a state board member is four years.
             382          (3) Members of the state board shall elect a chair, who shall serve for two years.
             383          (4) (a) (i) A member who is not a government employee may not receive compensation
             384      or benefits for the member's service, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
             385      performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
             386      under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             387          (ii) A member may decline to receive per diem and expenses for the member's service.
             388          (b) (i) A state government officer and employee member who does not receive salary,
             389      per diem, or expenses from the agency the member represents for the member's service may
             390      receive per diem and expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties at
             391      the rates established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             392          (ii) A state government officer and employee member may decline to receive per diem
             393      and expenses for the member's service.
             394          (c) (i) A local government member who does not receive salary, per diem, or expenses
             395      from the entity that the member represents for the member's service may receive per diem and
             396      expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by
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         (ii) A local government member may decline to receive per diem and expenses for the
             399      member's service.
             400          (5) The state board shall:
             401          (a) receive:
             402          (i) advice and recommendations from a regional board concerning:
             403          (A) management plans for public lands, state lands, and school and institutional trust
             404      lands as defined in Section 53C-1-103 , within the regional board's region; and
             405          (B) any issue that impacts grazing on private lands, public lands, state lands, or school
             406      and institutional trust lands as defined in Section 53C-1-103 , in its region; and
             407          (ii) requests for fund monies from the entities described in Subsections (5)(c)(i)
             408      through (iv);
             409          (b) recommend state policy positions and cooperative agency participation in federal
             410      and state land management plans to the department and to the Public Lands Policy
             411      Coordinating Office created under Section 63-38d-602 ; and
             412          (c) advise the department on the requests and recommendations of:
             413          (i) regional boards;
             414          (ii) county weed control boards created under Section 4-17-4 ;
             415          (iii) cooperative weed management associations; and
             416          (iv) conservation districts created under the authority of Title [17A] 17D, Chapter 3,
             417      [Part 8,] Conservation [Districts] District Act.
             418          Section 4. Section 10-2-101 is amended to read:
             419           10-2-101. Definitions.
             420          (1) As used in this part:
             421          (a) "Commission" means a boundary commission established under Section 10-2-409
             422      for the county in which the property that is proposed to be incorporated is located.
             423          (b) "Feasibility consultant" means a person or firm with expertise in the processes and
             424      economics of local government.
             425          (c) "Private," with respect to real property, means not owned by the United States or
             426      any agency of the federal government, the state, a county, a municipality, a school district, a
             427      local district under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local Government Entities - Local Districts, a
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     District Act, or any other political subdivision or governmental entity of the state.
             430          (2) For purposes of this part:
             431          (a) the owner of real property shall be the record title owner according to the records of
             432      the county recorder on the date of the filing of the request or petition; and
             433          (b) the value of private real property shall be determined according to the last
             434      assessment roll for county taxes before the filing of the request or petition.
             435          (3) For purposes of each provision of this part that requires the owners of private real
             436      property covering a percentage or fraction of the total private land area within an area to sign a
             437      request or petition:
             438          (a) a parcel of real property may not be included in the calculation of the required
             439      percentage or fraction unless the request or petition is signed by:
             440          (i) except as provided in Subsection (3)(a)(ii), owners representing a majority
             441      ownership interest in that parcel; or
             442          (ii) if the parcel is owned by joint tenants or tenants by the entirety, 50% of the number
             443      of owners of that parcel;
             444          (b) the signature of a person signing a request or petition in a representative capacity on
             445      behalf of an owner is invalid unless:
             446          (i) the person's representative capacity and the name of the owner the person represents
             447      are indicated on the request or petition with the person's signature; and
             448          (ii) the person provides documentation accompanying the request or petition that
             449      substantiates the person's representative capacity; and
             450          (c) subject to Subsection (3)(b), a duly appointed personal representative may sign a
             451      request or petition on behalf of a deceased owner.
             452          Section 5. Section 10-2-401 is amended to read:
             453           10-2-401. Definitions -- Property owner provisions.
             454          (1) As used in this part:
             455          (a) "Affected entity" means:
             456          (i) a county in whose unincorporated area the area proposed for annexation is located;
             457          (ii) a local district under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local Government Entities - Local
             458      Districts, or special service district under Title [17A] 17D, Chapter [2, Part 13, Utah] 1, Special
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         (iii) a school district whose boundaries include any part of an area proposed for
             461      annexation; and
             462          (iv) a municipality whose boundaries are within 1/2 mile of an area proposed for
             463      annexation.
             464          (b) "Annexation petition" means a petition under Section 10-2-403 proposing the
             465      annexation to a municipality of a contiguous, unincorporated area that is contiguous to the
             466      municipality.
             467          (c) "Commission" means a boundary commission established under Section 10-2-409
             468      for the county in which the property that is proposed for annexation is located.
             469          (d) "Expansion area" means the unincorporated area that is identified in an annexation
             470      policy plan under Section 10-2-401.5 as the area that the municipality anticipates annexing in
             471      the future.
             472          (e) "Feasibility consultant" means a person or firm with expertise in the processes and
             473      economics of local government.
             474          (f) "Municipal selection committee" means a committee in each county composed of
             475      the mayor of each municipality within that county.
             476          (g) "Private," with respect to real property, means not owned by the United States or
             477      any agency of the federal government, the state, a county, a municipality, a school district, a
             478      local district under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local Government Entities - Local Districts, a
             479      special service district under Title [17A] 17D, Chapter [2, Part 13, Utah] 1, Special Service
             480      District Act, or any other political subdivision or governmental entity of the state.
             481          (h) "Specified county" means a county of the second, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth class.
             482          (i) "Urban development" means:
             483          (i) a housing development with more than 15 residential units and an average density
             484      greater than one residential unit per acre; or
             485          (ii) a commercial or industrial development for which cost projections exceed
             486      $750,000 for all phases.
             487          (2) For purposes of this part:
             488          (a) the owner of real property shall be the record title owner according to the records of
             489      the county recorder on the date of the filing of the petition or protest; and
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     assessment roll for county taxes before the filing of the petition or protest.
             492          (3) For purposes of each provision of this part that requires the owners of private real
             493      property covering a percentage or majority of the total private land area within an area to sign a
             494      petition or protest:
             495          (a) a parcel of real property may not be included in the calculation of the required
             496      percentage or majority unless the petition or protest is signed by:
             497          (i) except as provided in Subsection (3)(a)(ii), owners representing a majority
             498      ownership interest in that parcel; or
             499          (ii) if the parcel is owned by joint tenants or tenants by the entirety, 50% of the number
             500      of owners of that parcel;
             501          (b) the signature of a person signing a petition or protest in a representative capacity on
             502      behalf of an owner is invalid unless:
             503          (i) the person's representative capacity and the name of the owner the person represents
             504      are indicated on the petition or protest with the person's signature; and
             505          (ii) the person provides documentation accompanying the petition or protest that
             506      substantiates the person's representative capacity; and
             507          (c) subject to Subsection (3)(b), a duly appointed personal representative may sign a
             508      petition or protest on behalf of a deceased owner.
             509          Section 6. Section 10-2-428 is amended to read:
             510           10-2-428. Neither annexation nor boundary adjustment has an effect on the
             511      boundaries of most local districts or special service districts.
             512          Except as provided in Section 17B-1-416 and Subsection 17B-1-502 (2), the annexation
             513      of an unincorporated area by a municipality or the adjustment of a boundary shared by
             514      municipalities does not affect the boundaries of a local district under Title 17B, Limited
             515      Purpose Local Government Entities - Local Districts, or a special service district under Title
             516      [17A] 17D, Chapter [2, Part 13, Utah] 1, Special Service District Act.
             517          Section 7. Section 10-8-85.9 is enacted to read:
             518     
CHAPTER 8. POWERS AND DUTIES OF MUNICIPALITIES

             519          10-8-85.9. Preservation of historical areas and sites.
             520          A municipality may:
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         (2) acquire an historical area or site by direct purchase, contract, lease, trade, or gift;
             523          (3) obtain an easement or right-of-way across public or private property to S. [ insure ]
             523a      ensure .S
             524      access or proper development of an historical area or site;
             525          (4) protect an historical area or site;
             526          (5) ensure proper development and utilization of land or an area adjacent to an
             527      historical area or site; and
             528          (6) enter into an agreement with a private individual for the right to purchase an
             529      historical area or site if and when the private individual elects to sell or dispose of the owner's
             530      property.
             531          Section 8. Section 10-9a-103 is amended to read:
             532           10-9a-103. Definitions.
             533          As used in this chapter:
             534          (1) "Affected entity" means a county, municipality, local district, special service
             535      district under Title [17A] 17D, Chapter [2, Part 13, Utah] 1, Special Service District Act,
             536      school district, interlocal cooperation entity established under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal
             537      Cooperation Act, specified public utility, a property owner, a property owners association, or
             538      the Utah Department of Transportation, if:
             539          (a) the entity's services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             540      modification because of an intended use of land;
             541          (b) the entity has filed with the municipality a copy of the entity's general or long-range
             542      plan; or
             543          (c) the entity has filed with the municipality a request for notice during the same
             544      calendar year and before the municipality provides notice to an affected entity in compliance
             545      with a requirement imposed under this chapter.
             546          (2) "Appeal authority" means the person, board, commission, agency, or other body
             547      designated by ordinance to decide an appeal of a decision of a land use application or a
             548      variance.
             549          (3) "Billboard" means a freestanding ground sign located on industrial, commercial, or
             550      residential property if the sign is designed or intended to direct attention to a business, product,
             551      or service that is not sold, offered, or existing on the property where the sign is located.
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         (a) an operating charter school;
             554          (b) a charter school applicant that has its application approved by a chartering entity in
             555      accordance with Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 5, The Utah Charter Schools Act; and
             556          (c) an entity who is working on behalf of a charter school or approved charter applicant
             557      to develop or construct a charter school building.
             558          (5) "Chief executive officer" means the:
             559          (a) mayor in municipalities operating under all forms of municipal government except
             560      the council-manager form; or
             561          (b) city manager in municipalities operating under the council-manager form of
             562      municipal government.
             563          (6) "Conditional use" means a land use that, because of its unique characteristics or
             564      potential impact on the municipality, surrounding neighbors, or adjacent land uses, may not be
             565      compatible in some areas or may be compatible only if certain conditions are required that
             566      mitigate or eliminate the detrimental impacts.
             567          (7) "Constitutional taking" means a governmental action that results in a taking of
             568      private property so that compensation to the owner of the property is required by the:
             569          (a) Fifth or Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States; or
             570          (b) Utah Constitution Article I, Section 22.
             571          (8) "Culinary water authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
             572      responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of the culinary water system and sources for
             573      the subject property.
             574          (9) (a) "Disability" means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one
             575      or more of a person's major life activities, including a person having a record of such an
             576      impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment.
             577          (b) "Disability" does not include current illegal use of, or addiction to, any federally
             578      controlled substance, as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C.
             579      802.
             580          (10) "Elderly person" means a person who is 60 years old or older, who desires or
             581      needs to live with other elderly persons in a group setting, but who is capable of living
             582      independently.
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             585      property.
             586          (12) "General plan" means a document that a municipality adopts that sets forth general
             587      guidelines for proposed future development of the land within the municipality.
             588          (13) "Identical plans" means building plans submitted to a municipality that are
             589      substantially identical to building plans that were previously submitted to and reviewed and
             590      approved by the municipality and describe a building that is:
             591          (a) located on land zoned the same as the land on which the building described in the
             592      previously approved plans is located; and
             593          (b) subject to the same geological and meteorological conditions and the same law as
             594      the building described in the previously approved plans.
             595          (14) "Land use application" means an application required by a municipality's land use
             596      ordinance.
             597          (15) "Land use authority" means a person, board, commission, agency, or other body
             598      designated by the local legislative body to act upon a land use application.
             599          (16) "Land use ordinance" means a planning, zoning, development, or subdivision
             600      ordinance of the municipality, but does not include the general plan.
             601          (17) "Land use permit" means a permit issued by a land use authority.
             602          (18) "Legislative body" means the municipal council.
             603          (19) "Local district" means an entity under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local
             604      Government Entities - Local Districts, and any other governmental or quasi-governmental
             605      entity that is not a county, municipality, school district, or unit of the state.
             606          (20) "Lot line adjustment" means the relocation of the property boundary line in a
             607      subdivision between two adjoining lots with the consent of the owners of record.
             608          (21) "Moderate income housing" means housing occupied or reserved for occupancy
             609      by households with a gross household income equal to or less than 80% of the median gross
             610      income for households of the same size in the county in which the city is located.
             611          (22) "Nominal fee" means a fee that reasonably reimburses a municipality only for time
             612      spent and expenses incurred in:
             613          (a) verifying that building plans are identical plans; and
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     previously reviewed and approved building plans.
             616          (23) "Noncomplying structure" means a structure that:
             617          (a) legally existed before its current land use designation; and
             618          (b) because of one or more subsequent land use ordinance changes, does not conform
             619      to the setback, height restrictions, or other regulations, excluding those regulations, which
             620      govern the use of land.
             621          (24) "Nonconforming use" means a use of land that:
             622          (a) legally existed before its current land use designation;
             623          (b) has been maintained continuously since the time the land use ordinance governing
             624      the land changed; and
             625          (c) because of one or more subsequent land use ordinance changes, does not conform
             626      to the regulations that now govern the use of the land.
             627          (25) "Official map" means a map drawn by municipal authorities and recorded in a
             628      county recorder's office that:
             629          (a) shows actual and proposed rights-of-way, centerline alignments, and setbacks for
             630      highways and other transportation facilities;
             631          (b) provides a basis for restricting development in designated rights-of-way or between
             632      designated setbacks to allow the government authorities time to purchase or otherwise reserve
             633      the land; and
             634          (c) has been adopted as an element of the municipality's general plan.
             635          (26) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, organization, association,
             636      trust, governmental agency, or any other legal entity.
             637          (27) "Plan for moderate income housing" means a written document adopted by a city
             638      legislative body that includes:
             639          (a) an estimate of the existing supply of moderate income housing located within the
             640      city;
             641          (b) an estimate of the need for moderate income housing in the city for the next five
             642      years as revised biennially;
             643          (c) a survey of total residential land use;
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             647      income housing.
             648          (28) "Plat" means a map or other graphical representation of lands being laid out and
             649      prepared in accordance with Section 10-9a-603 , 17-23-17 , or 57-8-13 .
             650          (29) "Public hearing" means a hearing at which members of the public are provided a
             651      reasonable opportunity to comment on the subject of the hearing.
             652          (30) "Public meeting" means a meeting that is required to be open to the public under
             653      Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act.
             654          (31) "Record of survey map" means a map of a survey of land prepared in accordance
             655      with Section 17-23-17 .
             656          (32) "Receiving zone" means an area of a municipality that the municipality's land use
             657      authority designates as an area in which an owner of land may receive transferrable
             658      development rights.
             659          (33) "Residential facility for elderly persons" means a single-family or multiple-family
             660      dwelling unit that meets the requirements of Section 10-9a-516 , but does not include a health
             661      care facility as defined by Section 26-21-2 .
             662          (34) "Residential facility for persons with a disability" means a residence:
             663          (a) in which more than one person with a disability resides; and
             664          (b) (i) is licensed or certified by the Department of Human Services under Title 62A,
             665      Chapter 2, Licensure of Programs and Facilities; or
             666          (ii) is licensed or certified by the Department of Health under Title 26, Chapter 21,
             667      Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act.
             668          (35) "Sanitary sewer authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
             669      responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of sanitary sewer services or onsite
             670      wastewater systems.
             671          (36) "Sending zone" means an area of a municipality that the municipality's land use
             672      authority designates as an area from which an owner of land may transfer transferrable
             673      development rights to an owner of land in a receiving zone.
             674          (37) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
             675      telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
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     parkway, road, lane, walk, alley, viaduct, subway, tunnel, bridge, public easement, or other
             678      way.
             679          (39) (a) "Subdivision" means any land that is divided, resubdivided or proposed to be
             680      divided into two or more lots, parcels, sites, units, plots, or other division of land for the
             681      purpose, whether immediate or future, for offer, sale, lease, or development either on the
             682      installment plan or upon any and all other plans, terms, and conditions.
             683          (b) "Subdivision" includes:
             684          (i) the division or development of land whether by deed, metes and bounds description,
             685      devise and testacy, map, plat, or other recorded instrument; and
             686          (ii) except as provided in Subsection (39)(c), divisions of land for residential and
             687      nonresidential uses, including land used or to be used for commercial, agricultural, and
             688      industrial purposes.
             689          (c) "Subdivision" does not include:
             690          (i) a bona fide division or partition of agricultural land for the purpose of joining one of
             691      the resulting separate parcels to a contiguous parcel of unsubdivided agricultural land, if
             692      neither the resulting combined parcel nor the parcel remaining from the division or partition
             693      violates an applicable land use ordinance;
             694          (ii) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining unsubdivided properties
             695      adjusting their mutual boundary if:
             696          (A) no new lot is created; and
             697          (B) the adjustment does not violate applicable land use ordinances;
             698          (iii) a recorded document, executed by the owner of record:
             699          (A) revising the legal description of more than one contiguous unsubdivided parcel of
             700      property into one legal description encompassing all such parcels of property; or
             701          (B) joining a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that has not
             702      been subdivided, if the joinder does not violate applicable land use ordinances; or
             703          (iv) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining subdivided properties adjusting
             704      their mutual boundary if:
             705          (A) no new dwelling lot or housing unit will result from the adjustment; and
             706          (B) the adjustment will not violate any applicable land use ordinance.
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     not been subdivided does not constitute a subdivision under this Subsection (39) as to the
             709      unsubdivided parcel of property or subject the unsubdivided parcel to the municipality's
             710      subdivision ordinance.
             711          (40) "Transferrable development right" means the entitlement to develop land within a
             712      sending zone that would vest according to the municipality's existing land use ordinances on
             713      the date that a completed land use application is filed seeking the approval of development
             714      activity on the land.
             715          (41) "Unincorporated" means the area outside of the incorporated area of a city or
             716      town.
             717          (42) "Zoning map" means a map, adopted as part of a land use ordinance, that depicts
             718      land use zones, overlays, or districts.
             719          Section 9. Section 10-15-4 is amended to read:
             720           10-15-4. Powers of legislative body of municipality.
             721          The legislative body of the municipalities of this state shall have the power:
             722          (1) to establish pedestrian malls;
             723          (2) to prohibit, in whole or in part, vehicular traffic on a pedestrian mall;
             724          (3) to pay from the general funds of the municipality, or from other available money, or
             725      from the proceeds of assessments levied on land benefited by the establishment of a pedestrian
             726      mall, the damages, if any, allowed or awarded to any property owner by reason of the
             727      establishment of the pedestrian mall;
             728          (4) to acquire, construct, and maintain on the municipality's streets which are
             729      established as a pedestrian mall, improvements of any kind or nature necessary or convenient
             730      to the operation of such streets as a pedestrian mall, included but not limited to paving,
             731      sidewalks, curbs, gutters, sewers, drainage works, lighting facilities, fire protection facilities,
             732      flood protection facilities, water distribution facilities, vehicular parking areas, retaining walls,
             733      landscaping, tree planting, statuaries, fountains, decorative structures, benches, rest rooms,
             734      child care facilities, display facilities, information booths, public assembly facilities, and other
             735      structures, works or improvements necessary or convenient to serve members of the public
             736      using such pedestrian malls, including the reconstruction or relocation of existing municipally
             737      owned works, improvements, or facilities on such municipal streets; which foregoing changes
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         (5) to pay from the general funds of the municipality or other available moneys, or
             740      from the proceeds of assessments levied on property benefited by any such improvements, or
             741      from the proceeds of special improvement warrants or bonds, the whole or any portion of the
             742      costs of acquisition, construction, and maintenance of such improvements in accordance with
             743      the provisions of Title [17A] 11, Chapter [3, Part 3, Utah Municipal Improvement District] 42,
             744      Assessment Area Act, relating to special improvement assessments; and
             745          (6) to do any and all other acts or things necessary or convenient for the
             746      accomplishment of the purposes of this S. [ act ] chapter .S .
             747          Section 10. Section 10-15-6 is amended to read:
             748           10-15-6. Public hearing -- Finance requirements.
             749          The designation of any street as a "mall" shall be by ordinance passed and published
             750      after full investigation and ample public hearing into the necessity and advisability of the
             751      creation of a mall. The ordinance shall designate the manner in which the project is to be
             752      financed, and, if financed by levy of special taxes or special improvement warrants or bonds,
             753      shall be in accordance with the provisions of Title [17A] 11, Chapter [3, Part 3, Utah
             754      Municipal Improvement District] 42, Assessment Area Act.
             755          Section 11. Section 11-14-102 is amended to read:
             756           11-14-102. Definitions.
             757          For the purpose of this chapter:
             758          (1) "Bond" means any bond authorized to be issued under this chapter, including
             759      municipal bonds.
             760          (2) "Election results" has the same meaning as defined in Section 20A-1-102 .
             761          (3) "Governing body" means:
             762          (a) for a county, city, or town, the legislative body of the county, city, or town;
             763          (b) for a local district, the board of trustees of the local district;
             764          (c) for a school district, the local board of education; or
             765          (d) for a special service district under Title [17A] 17D, Chapter [2, Part 13, Utah] 1,
             766      Special Service District Act:
             767          (i) the governing body of the county or municipality that created the special service
             768      district, if no administrative control board has been established under Section [ 17A-2-1326 ]
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             771      [ 17A-2-1326 ] 17D-1-301 and the power to issue bonds not payable from taxes has been
             772      delegated to the administrative control board.
             773          (4) "Local district" means a district operating under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local
             774      Government Entities - Local Districts.
             775          (5) (a) "Local political subdivision" means a county, city, town, school district, local
             776      district, or special service district.
             777          (b) "Local political subdivision" does not include the state and its institutions.
             778          Section 12. Section 11-17-3 is amended to read:
             779           11-17-3. Powers of municipalities, counties, and state universities.
             780          (1) Each municipality, county, and state university may:
             781          (a) finance or acquire, whether by construction, purchase, devise, gift, exchange, or
             782      lease, or any one or more of those methods, and construct, reconstruct, improve, maintain,
             783      equip, and furnish or fund one or more projects, which shall be located within this state, and
             784      which shall be located within, or partially within, the municipality or county or within the
             785      county within which a state university is located, unless an agreement under the Interlocal
             786      Cooperation Act has been entered into as authorized by Subsection (5), except that if a
             787      governing body finds, by resolution, that the effects of international trade practices have been
             788      or will be adverse to Utah manufacturers of industrial products and, therefore, it is desirable to
             789      finance a project in order to maintain or enlarge domestic or foreign markets for Utah industrial
             790      products, a project may consist of the financing on behalf of a user of the costs of acquiring
             791      industrial products manufactured in, and which are to be exported from, the state;
             792          (b) finance for, sell, lease, contract the management of, or otherwise dispose of to, any
             793      person, firm, partnership, or corporation, either public or private, including without limitation
             794      any person, firm, partnership, or corporation engaged in business for a profit, any or all of its
             795      projects upon the terms and conditions as the governing body considers advisable and which do
             796      not conflict with this chapter;
             797          (c) issue revenue bonds for the purpose of defraying the cost of financing, acquiring,
             798      constructing, reconstructing, improving, maintaining, equipping, furnishing, or funding any
             799      project and secure the payment of the bonds as provided in this chapter, which revenue bonds
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     issue may contain different maturity dates, interest rates, priorities on securities available for
             802      guaranteeing payment of them, and other differing terms and conditions considered necessary
             803      and not in conflict with this chapter;
             804          (d) (i) grant options to renew any lease with respect to any project and to buy any
             805      project at a price the governing body considers desirable; and
             806          (ii) sell and convey any real or personal property acquired under Subsection (1)(a) at
             807      public or private sale, and make an order respecting the sale considered conducive to the best
             808      interests of the municipality, county, or state university, the sale or conveyance to be subject to
             809      the terms of any lease but to be free and clear of any other encumbrance;
             810          (e) establish, acquire, develop, maintain, and operate industrial parks; and
             811          (f) offer to the holders of its bonds issued pursuant to this chapter the right, where its
             812      governing body considers it appropriate, to convert the bonds or some portion of the bond
             813      obligation into an equity position in some or all of the assets developed with the proceeds of
             814      the bond offering.
             815          (2) An economic development or new venture investment fund shall be considered to
             816      be located in the municipality or county where its headquarters is located or where any office of
             817      it is located, as long as it is headquartered within the state. It need not make all of its
             818      investments within the state S. [ of Utah ] .S or such county or municipality, so long as it locates within
             819      the state S. [ of Utah ] .S or such county or municipality its headquarters where its actual investment
             820      decisions and management functions occur and agrees to, and does, limit the aggregate amount
             821      of its investments in companies located outside the state S. [ of Utah ] .S to an amount which in the
             822      aggregate does not exceed the aggregate amount of investments made by institutions and funds
             823      located outside the state S. [ of Utah ] .S in companies headquartered in Utah which the locally
             824      managed fund has sponsored or in which it has invested and which it has brought to the
             825      attention of investors outside the state S. [ of Utah ] .S . For purposes of enabling an offering of bonds
             826      to fund such a fund, a certification of an executive managerial officer of the manager of said
             827      fund of the intention to comply with this provision may be relied upon. Each fund shall at least
             828      annually certify to the governmental offeror of such bonds its compliance with this provision.
             829          (3) Before any municipality, county, or state university issues revenue bonds under this
             830      chapter for the purpose of defraying the cost of acquiring, constructing, reconstructing,
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     body of the state university, county, or municipality shall adopt and establish a plan of
             833      development for the tracts of land to constitute the industrial park and shall, by resolution, find
             834      that the project for the establishment of the industrial park is well conceived and has a
             835      reasonable prospect of success, that the project will tend to provide proper economic
             836      development of the municipality or county and will encourage industry to locate within or near
             837      the municipality or county or, in the case of state universities, will further, through industrial
             838      research and development, the instructional progress of the state university. There may be
             839      included as a part of any plan of development for any industrial park zoning regulations,
             840      restrictions on usage of sites within the boundaries of the industrial park, minimum size of
             841      sites, parking and loading regulations, and methods for the providing and furnishing of police
             842      and fire protection and for the furnishing of other municipal or county services which are
             843      considered necessary in order to provide for the maintenance of the public health and safety. If
             844      any water or sewerage facilities are to be acquired as part of the development of the land for an
             845      industrial park under this chapter, water and sewerage facilities may be acquired as part of the
             846      issue of bonds issued under this chapter, through the issuance of bonds payable from water and
             847      sewer charges in the manner as is now or as may hereafter be provided by law, in combination
             848      with an issue of refunding bonds, in combination with an issue of bonds upon the consent of
             849      the holders of outstanding bonds issued for the same purpose, in combination with bonds
             850      issued for the purposes of financing water and sewer facilities which will not be a part of an
             851      industrial park, or in any combination of the foregoing. Any municipality, county, or state
             852      university establishing an industrial park may lease any land acquired and developed as part of
             853      an industrial park to one or more lessees. The lessee may sublease all or a portion of the land
             854      so leased from the municipality or county. Municipalities, counties, and state universities may
             855      sell or lease land in connection with the establishment, acquisition, development, maintenance,
             856      and operation of an industrial park project. Any such lease or sale of land shall be undertaken
             857      only after the adoption by the governing body of a resolution authorizing the lease or sale of the
             858      land for industrial park purposes.
             859          (4) (a) No municipality, county, or state university may operate any project referred to
             860      in this section, as a business or in any other manner except as the lessor or administrator of it,
             861      nor may it acquire any such project, or any part of it, by condemnation. This prohibition does
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             864          (b) No municipality, county, or state university may, under this chapter, acquire or
             865      lease projects, or issue revenue bonds for the purpose of defraying the cost of any project or
             866      part of it, used for the generation, transmission, or distribution of electric energy beyond the
             867      project site, or the production, transmission, or distribution of natural gas, except for any
             868      project defined in Subsection 11-17-2 (8)(b) or (d).
             869          (5) Each municipality, county, and state university may enter, either before or after the
             870      bonds have been issued, into interlocal agreements under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal
             871      Cooperation Act, with one or more municipalities, counties, state universities, or special
             872      service districts created pursuant to Title [17A] 17D, Chapter [2, Part 13, Utah] 1, Special
             873      Service District Act, in order to accomplish economies of scale or other cost savings and any
             874      other additional purposes to be specified in the interlocal agreement, for the issuance of bonds
             875      under this chapter on behalf of all of the signatories to the interlocal agreement by one of the
             876      municipalities, counties, or state universities which is a signatory to the interlocal agreement
             877      for the financing or acquisition of projects qualifying as a project under Subsection 11-17-2 (8).
             878      For all purposes of Section 11-13-207 the signatory to the interlocal agreement designated as
             879      the issuer of the bonds constitutes the administrator of the interlocal agreement.
             880          (6) Subsection (4) to the contrary notwithstanding, the governing body of any state
             881      university owning or desiring to own facilities or administer projects described in Subsection
             882      11-17-2 (8) may:
             883          (a) become a signatory to the interlocal agreement provided for in Subsection (5);
             884          (b) enter into a separate security agreement with the issuer of the bonds, as provided in
             885      Section 11-17-5 for the financing or acquisition of a project under Subsection 11-17-2 (8) to be
             886      owned by the state university;
             887          (c) enter into agreements to secure the obligations of the state university under a
             888      security agreement entered into under Subsection (6)(b), or to provide liquidity for such
             889      obligations including, without limitation, letter of credit agreements with banking institutions
             890      for letters of credit or for standby letters of credit, reimbursement agreements with financial
             891      institutions, line of credit agreements, standby bond purchase agreements, and to provide for
             892      payment of fees, charges, and other amounts coming due under the agreements entered into
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         (d) provide in security agreements entered into under Subsection (6)(b) and in
             895      agreements entered into under Subsection (6)(c) that the obligations of the state university
             896      under an agreement shall be special obligations payable solely from the revenues derived from
             897      the operation or management of the project, owned by the state university and from net profits
             898      from proprietary activities and any other revenues pledged other than appropriations by the
             899      Utah Legislature, and the governing body of the state university shall pledge all or any part of
             900      such revenues to the payment of its obligations under an agreement; and
             901          (e) in order to secure the prompt payment of the obligations of the state university
             902      under a security agreement entered into under Subsection (6)(b) or an agreement entered into
             903      under Subsection (6)(c) and the proper application of the revenues pledged to them, covenant
             904      and provide appropriate provisions in an agreement to the extent permitted and provided for
             905      under Section 53B-21-102 .
             906          (7) Subsection (4) to the contrary notwithstanding, the governing body of any
             907      municipality, county, or special service district owning, desiring to own, or administering
             908      projects or facilities described in Subsection 11-17-2 (8) may:
             909          (a) become a signatory to the interlocal agreement provided for in Subsection (5);
             910          (b) enter into a separate security agreement with the issuer of the bonds, as provided in
             911      Section 11-17-5 , for the financing or acquisition of a project under Subsection 11-17-2 (8) to be
             912      owned by the municipality, county, or special service district, as the case may be, except that
             913      no municipality, county, or special service district may mortgage the facilities so financed or
             914      acquired;
             915          (c) enter into agreements to secure the obligations of the municipality, county, or
             916      special service district, as the case may be, under a security agreement entered into under
             917      Subsection (7)(b), or to provide liquidity for such obligations including, without limitation,
             918      letter of credit agreements with banking institutions for letters of credit or for standby letters of
             919      credit, reimbursement agreements with financial institutions, line of credit agreements, standby
             920      bond purchase agreements, and to provide for payment of fees, charges, and other amounts
             921      coming due under the agreements entered into under the authority contained in this Subsection
             922      (7)(c);
             923          (d) provide in security agreements entered into under Subsection (7)(b) and in
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     county, or special service district, as the case may be, under an agreement shall be special
             926      obligations payable solely from the revenues derived from the operation or management of the
             927      project, owned by the municipality, county, or special service district, as the case may be, and
             928      the governing body of the municipality, county, or special service district, as the case may be,
             929      shall pledge all or any part of such revenues to the payment of its obligations under an
             930      agreement; and
             931          (e) in order to secure the prompt payment of obligations under a security agreement
             932      entered into under Subsection (7)(b) or an agreement entered into under Subsection (7)(c) and
             933      the proper application of the revenues pledged to them, covenant and provide appropriate
             934      provisions in an agreement to the extent permitted and provided for with respect to revenue
             935      obligations under Section 11-14-306 .
             936          (8) In connection with the issuance of bonds under this chapter, a municipality, county,
             937      or state university:
             938          (a) may provide for the repurchase of bonds tendered by their owners and may enter
             939      into an agreement to provide liquidity for such repurchases, including a letter of credit
             940      agreement, line of credit agreement, standby bond purchase agreement, or other type of
             941      liquidity agreement;
             942          (b) may enter into remarketing, indexing, tender agent, or other agreements incident to
             943      the financing of the project or the performance of the issuer's obligations relative to the bonds;
             944      and
             945          (c) may provide for payment of fees, charges, and other amounts coming due under the
             946      agreements entered into pursuant to authority contained in Subsection (6).
             947          Section 13. Section 11-27-2 is amended to read:
             948           11-27-2. Definitions.
             949          As used in this chapter:
             950          (1) "Advance refunding bonds" means refunding bonds issued for the purpose of
             951      refunding outstanding bonds in advance of their maturity.
             952          (2) "Assessments" means a special tax levied against property within a special
             953      improvement district to pay all or a portion of the costs of making improvements in the district.
             954          (3) "Bond" means any revenue bond, general obligation bond, tax increment bond,
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         (4) "General obligation bond" means any bond, note, warrant, certificate of
             957      indebtedness, or other obligation of a public body payable in whole or in part from revenues
             958      derived from ad valorem taxes and that constitutes an indebtedness within the meaning of any
             959      applicable constitutional or statutory debt limitation.
             960          (5) "Governing body" means the council, commission, county legislative body, board
             961      of directors, board of trustees, board of education, board of regents, or other legislative body of
             962      a public body designated in this chapter that is vested with the legislative powers of the public
             963      body, and, with respect to the state, the State Bonding Commission created by Section
             964      63B-1-201 .
             965          (6) "Government obligations" means:
             966          (a) direct obligations of the United States of America, or other securities, the principal
             967      of and interest on which are unconditionally guaranteed by the United States of America; or
             968          (b) obligations of any state, territory, or possession of the United States, or of any of
             969      the political subdivisions of any state, territory, or possession of the United States, or of the
             970      District of Columbia described in Section 103(a), Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
             971          (7) "Issuer" means the public body issuing any bond or bonds.
             972          (8) "Public body" means the state or any agency, authority, instrumentality, or
             973      institution of the state, or any municipal or quasi-municipal corporation, political subdivision,
             974      agency, school district, local district, special service district, or other governmental entity now
             975      or hereafter existing under the laws of the state.
             976          (9) "Refunding bonds" means bonds issued under the authority of this chapter for the
             977      purpose of refunding outstanding bonds.
             978          (10) "Resolution" means a resolution of the governing body of a public body taking
             979      formal action under this chapter.
             980          (11) "Revenue bond" means any bond, note, warrant, certificate of indebtedness, or
             981      other obligation for the payment of money issued by a public body or any predecessor of any
             982      public body and that is payable from designated revenues not derived from ad valorem taxes or
             983      from a special fund composed of revenues not derived from ad valorem taxes, but excluding all
             984      of the following:
             985          (a) any obligation constituting an indebtedness within the meaning of any applicable
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         (b) any obligation issued in anticipation of the collection of taxes, where the entire
             988      issue matures not later than one year from the date of the issue; and
             989          (c) any special improvement bond.
             990          (12) "Special improvement bond" means any bond, note, warrant, certificate of
             991      indebtedness, or other obligation of a public body or any predecessor of any public body that is
             992      payable from assessments levied on benefitted property and from any special improvement
             993      guaranty fund.
             994          (13) "Special improvement guaranty fund" means any special improvement guaranty
             995      fund established under Title 10, Chapter 6, Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for Utah Cities;
             996      Title [17A] 11, Chapter [3, Part 2, County Improvement Districts] 42, Assessment Area Act; or
             997      any predecessor or similar statute.
             998          (14) "Tax increment bond" means any bond, note, warrant, certificate of indebtedness,
             999      or other obligation of a public body issued under authority of Title 17C, Limited Purpose Local
             1000      Government Entities - Community Development and Renewal Agencies.
             1001          Section 14. Section 11-32-2 is amended to read:
             1002           11-32-2. Definitions.
             1003          As used in this chapter:
             1004          (1) "Assignment agreement" means the agreement, security agreement, indenture, or
             1005      other documentation by which the county transfers the delinquent tax receivables to the
             1006      authority in consideration of the amounts paid by the authority under the assignment
             1007      agreement, as provided in this chapter.
             1008          (2) "Bonds" means any bonds, notes, or other evidence of indebtedness of the financing
             1009      authority issued under this chapter.
             1010          (3) "Delinquent tax receivables" means those ad valorem tangible property taxes levied
             1011      within any county, for any year, which remain unpaid and owing the participant members
             1012      within the county, as of January 15 of the following year, plus any interest and penalties
             1013      accruing or assessed to them.
             1014          (4) "Financing authority" or "authority" means a nonprofit corporation organized under
             1015      this chapter by a county on behalf of the participant members within the county as the
             1016      financing authority for the participant members solely for the purpose of financing the
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     created.
             1019          (5) "Governing body" means the council, commission, county legislative body, board
             1020      of education, board of trustees, or any other governing entity of a public body in which the
             1021      legislative powers of the public body are vested.
             1022          (6) "Participant members" means those public bodies, including the county, the
             1023      governing bodies of which approve the creation of an authority as provided in Section 11-32-3
             1024      and on whose behalf the authority acts.
             1025          (7) "Public body" means any city, town, county, school district, special service district,
             1026      [water and sewer improvement] local district, [redevelopment] community development and
             1027      renewal agency, [parking and business improvement district, fire protection district, special
             1028      service area, metropolitan water district, water conservancy district,] or any other entity entitled
             1029      to receive ad valorem property taxes, existing under the laws of the state S. [ of Utah ] .S .
             1030          Section 15. Section 11-36-102 is amended to read:
             1031           11-36-102. Definitions.
             1032          As used in this chapter:
             1033          (1) "Building permit fee" means the fees charged to enforce the uniform codes adopted
             1034      pursuant to Title 58, Chapter 56, Utah Uniform Building Standards Act, that are not greater
             1035      than the fees indicated in the appendix to the International Building Code.
             1036          (2) "Capital facilities plan" means the plan required by Section 11-36-201 .
             1037          (3) "Development activity" means any construction or expansion of a building,
             1038      structure, or use, any change in use of a building or structure, or any changes in the use of land
             1039      that creates additional demand and need for public facilities.
             1040          (4) "Development approval" means any written authorization from a local political
             1041      subdivision that authorizes the commencement of development activity.
             1042          (5) "Enactment" means:
             1043          (a) a municipal ordinance, for municipalities;
             1044          (b) a county ordinance, for counties; and
             1045          (c) a governing board resolution, for local districts or special service districts.
             1046          (6) "Hookup fees" means reasonable fees, not in excess of the approximate average
             1047      costs to the political subdivision, for services provided for and directly attributable to the
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     local district, or special service district utility services.
             1050          (7) (a) "Impact fee" means a payment of money imposed upon development activity as
             1051      a condition of development approval.
             1052          (b) "Impact fee" does not mean a tax, a special assessment, a building permit fee, a
             1053      hookup fee, a fee for project improvements, or other reasonable permit or application fee.
             1054          (8) (a) "Local political subdivision" means a county, a municipality, a local district
             1055      under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local Government Entities - Local Districts, or a special
             1056      service district under Title [17A] 17D, Chapter [2, Part 13, Utah] 1, Special Service District
             1057      Act.
             1058          (b) "Local political subdivision" does not mean school districts, whose impact fee
             1059      activity is governed by Section 53A-20-100.5 .
             1060          (9) "Private entity" means an entity with private ownership that provides culinary water
             1061      that is required to be used as a condition of development.
             1062          (10) (a) "Project improvements" means site improvements and facilities that are:
             1063          (i) planned and designed to provide service for development resulting from a
             1064      development activity; and
             1065          (ii) necessary for the use and convenience of the occupants or users of development
             1066      resulting from a development activity.
             1067          (b) "Project improvements" does not mean system improvements.
             1068          (11) "Proportionate share" means the cost of public facility improvements that are
             1069      roughly proportionate and reasonably related to the service demands and needs of any
             1070      development activity.
             1071          (12) "Public facilities" means only the following capital facilities that have a life
             1072      expectancy of ten or more years and are owned or operated by or on behalf of a local political
             1073      subdivision or private entity:
             1074          (a) water rights and water supply, treatment, and distribution facilities;
             1075          (b) wastewater collection and treatment facilities;
             1076          (c) storm water, drainage, and flood control facilities;
             1077          (d) municipal power facilities;
             1078          (e) roadway facilities;
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         (g) public safety facilities.
             1081          (13) (a) "Public safety facility" means:
             1082          (i) a building constructed or leased to house police, fire, or other public safety entities;
             1083      or
             1084          (ii) a fire suppression vehicle with a ladder reach of at least 75 feet, costing in excess of
             1085      $1,250,000, that is necessary for fire suppression in commercial areas with one or more
             1086      buildings at least five stories high.
             1087          (b) "Public safety facility" does not mean a jail, prison, or other place of involuntary
             1088      incarceration.
             1089          (14) (a) "Roadway facilities" means streets or roads that have been designated on an
             1090      officially adopted subdivision plat, roadway plan, or general plan of a political subdivision,
             1091      together with all necessary appurtenances.
             1092          (b) "Roadway facilities" includes associated improvements to federal or state roadways
             1093      only when the associated improvements:
             1094          (i) are necessitated by the new development; and
             1095          (ii) are not funded by the state or federal government.
             1096          (c) "Roadway facilities" does not mean federal or state roadways.
             1097          (15) (a) "Service area" means a geographic area designated by a local political
             1098      subdivision on the basis of sound planning or engineering principles in which a defined set of
             1099      public facilities provide service within the area.
             1100          (b) "Service area" may include the entire local political subdivision.
             1101          (16) (a) "System improvements" means:
             1102          (i) existing public facilities that are designed to provide services to service areas within
             1103      the community at large; and
             1104          (ii) future public facilities identified in a capital facilities plan that are intended to
             1105      provide services to service areas within the community at large.
             1106          (b) "System improvements" does not mean project improvements.
             1107          Section 16. Section 11-36-201 is amended to read:
             1108           11-36-201. Impact fees -- Analysis -- Capital facilities plan -- Notice of plan --
             1109      Summary -- Exemptions.
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     requirements of this chapter before establishing or modifying any impact fee.
             1112          (b) A local political subdivision may not:
             1113          (i) establish any new impact fees that are not authorized by this chapter; or
             1114          (ii) impose or charge any other fees as a condition of development approval unless
             1115      those fees are a reasonable charge for the service provided.
             1116          (c) Notwithstanding any other requirements of this chapter, each local political
             1117      subdivision shall ensure that each existing impact fee that is charged for any public facility not
             1118      authorized by Subsection 11-36-102 (12) is repealed by July 1, 1995.
             1119          (d) (i) Existing impact fees for public facilities authorized in Subsection 11-36-102 (12)
             1120      that are charged by local political subdivisions need not comply with the requirements of this
             1121      chapter until July 1, 1997.
             1122          (ii) By July 1, 1997, each local political subdivision shall:
             1123          (A) review any impact fees in existence as of the effective date of this act, and prepare
             1124      and approve the analysis required by this section for each of those impact fees; and
             1125          (B) ensure that the impact fees comply with the requirements of this chapter.
             1126          (2) (a) Before imposing impact fees, each local political subdivision shall prepare a
             1127      capital facilities plan.
             1128          (b) (i) As used in this Subsection (2)(b):
             1129          (A) (I) "Affected entity" means each county, municipality, local district under Title
             1130      17B, Limited Purpose Local Government Entities - Local Districts, special service district
             1131      under Title [17A] 17D, Chapter [2, Part 13, Utah] 1, Special Service District Act, school
             1132      district, interlocal cooperation entity established under Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act,
             1133      and specified public utility:
             1134          (Aa) whose services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             1135      modification because of the facilities proposed in the proposed capital facilities plan; or
             1136          (Bb) that has filed with the local political subdivision or private entity a copy of the
             1137      general or long-range plan of the county, municipality, local district, special service district,
             1138      school district, interlocal cooperation entity, or specified public utility.
             1139          (II) "Affected entity" does not include the local political subdivision or private entity
             1140      that is required under this Subsection (2) to provide notice.
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             1143          (ii) Before preparing a capital facilities plan for facilities proposed on land located
             1144      within a county of the first or second class, each local political subdivision and each private
             1145      entity shall provide written notice, as provided in this Subsection (2)(b), of its intent to prepare
             1146      a capital facilities plan.
             1147          (iii) Each notice under Subsection (2)(b)(ii) shall:
             1148          (A) indicate that the local political subdivision or private entity intends to prepare a
             1149      capital facilities plan;
             1150          (B) describe or provide a map of the geographic area where the proposed capital
             1151      facilities will be located;
             1152          (C) be sent to:
             1153          (I) each county in whose unincorporated area and each municipality in whose
             1154      boundaries is located the land on which the proposed facilities will be located;
             1155          (II) each affected entity;
             1156          (III) the Automated Geographic Reference Center created in Section 63F-1-506 ;
             1157          (IV) the association of governments, established pursuant to an interlocal agreement
             1158      under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, in which the facilities are proposed to
             1159      be located; and
             1160          (V) the state planning coordinator appointed under Section 63-38d-202 ; and
             1161          (D) with respect to the notice to affected entities, invite the affected entities to provide
             1162      information for the local political subdivision or private entity to consider in the process of
             1163      preparing, adopting, and implementing a capital facilities plan concerning:
             1164          (I) impacts that the facilities proposed in the capital facilities plan may have on the
             1165      affected entity; and
             1166          (II) facilities or uses of land that the affected entity is planning or considering that may
             1167      conflict with the facilities proposed in the capital facilities plan.
             1168          (c) The plan shall identify:
             1169          (i) demands placed upon existing public facilities by new development activity; and
             1170          (ii) the proposed means by which the local political subdivision will meet those
             1171      demands.
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     general plan required by Sections 10-9a-401 and 17-27a-401 contains the elements required by
             1174      Subsection (2)(c).
             1175          (e) (i) If a local political subdivision prepares an independent capital facilities plan
             1176      rather than including a capital facilities element in the general plan, the local political
             1177      subdivision shall, before adopting the capital facilities plan:
             1178          (A) give public notice of the plan according to this Subsection (2)(e);
             1179          (B) at least 14 days before the date of the public hearing:
             1180          (I) make a copy of the plan, together with a summary designed to be understood by a
             1181      lay person, available to the public; and
             1182          (II) place a copy of the plan and summary in each public library within the local
             1183      political subdivision; and
             1184          (C) hold a public hearing to hear public comment on the plan.
             1185          (ii) Municipalities shall comply with the notice and hearing requirements of, and,
             1186      except as provided in Subsection 11-36-401 (4)(f), receive the protections of Sections
             1187      10-9a-205 and 10-9a-801 and Subsection 10-9a-502 (2).
             1188          (iii) Counties shall comply with the notice and hearing requirements of, and, except as
             1189      provided in Subsection 11-36-401 (4)(f), receive the protections of Sections 17-27a-205 and
             1190      17-27a-801 and Subsection 17-27a-502 (2).
             1191          (iv) Local districts, special service districts, and private entities shall comply with the
             1192      notice and hearing requirements of, and receive the protections of, Section 17B-1-111 .
             1193          (v) Nothing contained in this Subsection (2)(e) or in the subsections referenced in
             1194      Subsections (2)(e)(ii) and (iii) may be construed to require involvement by a planning
             1195      commission in the capital facilities planning process.
             1196          (f) (i) Local political subdivisions with a population or serving a population of less
             1197      than 5,000 as of the last federal census need not comply with the capital facilities plan
             1198      requirements of this part, but shall ensure that the impact fees imposed by them are based upon
             1199      a reasonable plan.
             1200          (ii) Subsection (2)(f)(i) does not apply to private entities.
             1201          (3) In preparing the plan, each local political subdivision shall generally consider all
             1202      revenue sources, including impact fees, to finance the impacts on system improvements.
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     activities when its plan for financing system improvements establishes that impact fees are
             1205      necessary to achieve an equitable allocation to the costs borne in the past and to be borne in the
             1206      future, in comparison to the benefits already received and yet to be received.
             1207          (5) (a) Each local political subdivision imposing impact fees shall prepare a written
             1208      analysis of each impact fee that:
             1209          (i) identifies the impact on system improvements required by the development activity;
             1210          (ii) demonstrates how those impacts on system improvements are reasonably related to
             1211      the development activity;
             1212          (iii) estimates the proportionate share of the costs of impacts on system improvements
             1213      that are reasonably related to the new development activity; and
             1214          (iv) based upon those factors and the requirements of this chapter, identifies how the
             1215      impact fee was calculated.
             1216          (b) In analyzing whether or not the proportionate share of the costs of public facilities
             1217      are reasonably related to the new development activity, the local political subdivision shall
             1218      identify, if applicable:
             1219          (i) the cost of existing public facilities;
             1220          (ii) the manner of financing existing public facilities, such as user charges, special
             1221      assessments, bonded indebtedness, general taxes, or federal grants;
             1222          (iii) the relative extent to which the newly developed properties and the other
             1223      properties in the municipality have already contributed to the cost of existing public facilities,
             1224      by such means as user charges, special assessments, or payment from the proceeds of general
             1225      taxes;
             1226          (iv) the relative extent to which the newly developed properties and the other
             1227      properties in the municipality will contribute to the cost of existing public facilities in the
             1228      future;
             1229          (v) the extent to which the newly developed properties are entitled to a credit because
             1230      the municipality is requiring their developers or owners, by contractual arrangement or
             1231      otherwise, to provide common facilities, inside or outside the proposed development, that have
             1232      been provided by the municipality and financed through general taxation or other means, apart
             1233      from user charges, in other parts of the municipality;
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         (vii) the time-price differential inherent in fair comparisons of amounts paid at
             1236      different times.
             1237          (c) Each local political subdivision that prepares a written analysis under this
             1238      Subsection (5) on or after July 1, 2000 shall also prepare a summary of the written analysis,
             1239      designed to be understood by a lay person.
             1240          (6) Each local political subdivision that adopts an impact fee enactment under Section
             1241      11-36-202 on or after July 1, 2000 shall, at least 14 days before adopting the enactment, submit
             1242      to each public library within the local political subdivision:
             1243          (a) a copy of the written analysis required by Subsection (5)(a); and
             1244          (b) a copy of the summary required by Subsection (5)(c).
             1245          (7) Nothing in this chapter may be construed to repeal or otherwise eliminate any
             1246      impact fee in effect on the effective date of this chapter that is pledged as a source of revenues
             1247      to pay bonded indebtedness that was incurred before the effective date of this chapter.
             1248          Section 17. Section 11-39-101 is amended to read:
             1249           11-39-101. Definitions.
             1250          As used in this chapter:
             1251          (1) "Bid limit" means:
             1252          (a) for a building improvement:
             1253          (i) for the year 2003, $40,000; and
             1254          (ii) for each year after 2003, the amount of the bid limit for the previous year, plus an
             1255      amount calculated by multiplying the amount of the bid limit for the previous year by the lesser
             1256      of 3% or the actual percent change in the Consumer Price Index during the previous calendar
             1257      year; and
             1258          (b) for a public works project:
             1259          (i) for the year 2003, $125,000; and
             1260          (ii) for each year after 2003, the amount of the bid limit for the previous year, plus an
             1261      amount calculated by multiplying the amount of the bid limit for the previous year by the lesser
             1262      of 3% or the actual percent change in the Consumer Price Index during the previous calendar
             1263      year.
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         (b) does not include construction or repair at an international airport.
             1267          (3) "Consumer Price Index" means the Consumer Price Index for All Urban
             1268      Consumers as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of
             1269      Labor.
             1270          (4) "Design-build project":
             1271          (a) means a building improvement or public works project costing over $250,000 with
             1272      respect to which both the design and construction are provided for in a single contract with a
             1273      contractor or combination of contractors capable of providing design-build services; and
             1274          (b) does not include a building improvement or public works project:
             1275          (i) that is undertaken by a local entity under contract with a construction manager that
             1276      guarantees the contract price and is at risk for any amount over the contract price; and
             1277          (ii) each component of which is competitively bid.
             1278          (5) "Design-build services" means the engineering, architectural, and other services
             1279      necessary to formulate and implement a design-build project, including its actual construction.
             1280          (6) "Emergency repairs" means a building improvement or public works project
             1281      undertaken on an expedited basis to:
             1282          (a) eliminate an imminent risk of damage to or loss of public or private property;
             1283          (b) remedy a condition that poses an immediate physical danger; or
             1284          (c) reduce a substantial, imminent risk of interruption of an essential public service.
             1285          (7) "Governing body" means:
             1286          (a) for a county, city, or town, the legislative body of the county, city, or town;
             1287          (b) for a local district, the board of trustees of the local district; and
             1288          (c) for a special service district:
             1289          (i) the legislative body of the county, city, or town that established the special service
             1290      district, if no administrative control board has been appointed under Section [ 17A-2-1326 ]
             1291      17D-1-301 ; or
             1292          (ii) the administrative control board of the special service district, if an administrative
             1293      control board has been appointed under Section [ 17A-2-1326 ] 17D-1-301 .
             1294          (8) "Local district" has the same meaning as defined in Section 17B-1-102 .
             1295          (9) "Local entity" means a county, city, town, local district, or special service district.
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             1298      requirements of the plans and specifications for the building improvement or public works
             1299      project;
             1300          (b) is the lowest bidder that satisfies the local entity's criteria relating to financial
             1301      strength, past performance, integrity, reliability, and other factors that the local entity uses to
             1302      assess the ability of a bidder to perform fully and in good faith the contract requirements;
             1303          (c) has furnished a bid bond or equivalent in money as a condition to the award of a
             1304      prime contract; and
             1305          (d) furnishes a payment and performance bond as required by law.
             1306          (11) "Procurement code" means the provisions of Title 63, Chapter 56, Utah
             1307      Procurement Code.
             1308          (12) "Public works project":
             1309          (a) means the construction of:
             1310          (i) a park or recreational facility; or
             1311          (ii) a pipeline, culvert, dam, canal, or other system for water, sewage, storm water, or
             1312      flood control; and
             1313          (b) does not include:
             1314          (i) the replacement or repair of existing infrastructure on private property;
             1315          (ii) construction commenced before June 1, 2003; and
             1316          (iii) construction or repair at an international airport.
             1317          (13) "Special service district" [means a special service district under Title 17A,
             1318      Chapter 2, Part 13, Utah Special Service District Act] has the same meaning as defined in
             1319      Section 17D-1-102 .
             1320          Section 18. Section 11-39-104 is amended to read:
             1321           11-39-104. Exceptions.
             1322          (1) The requirements of Section 11-39-103 do not apply to:
             1323          (a) emergency repairs;
             1324          (b) a building improvement or public works project if the estimated cost under Section
             1325      11-39-102 is less than the bid limit; or
             1326          (c) the conduct or management of any of the departments, business, or property of the
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         (2) This section may not be construed to limit the application of Section 72-6-108 to an
             1329      improvement project, as defined in Section 72-6-109 , that would otherwise be subject to
             1330      Section 72-6-108 .
             1331          (3) This part applies to a building improvement or public works project of a special
             1332      service district only to the extent that the contract for the building improvement or public
             1333      works project is in a class of contract designated under Section 17D-1-107 as subject to this
             1334      part.
             1335          Section 19. Section 11-40-101 is amended to read:
             1336           11-40-101. Definitions.
             1337          As used in this chapter:
             1338          (1) "Applicant" means a person who seeks employment with a public water utility,
             1339      either as an employee or as an independent contractor, and who, after employment, would, in
             1340      the judgment of the public water utility, be in a position to affect the safety or security of the
             1341      publicly owned treatment works or public water system or to affect the safety or well-being of
             1342      patrons of the public water utility.
             1343          (2) "Division" means the Criminal Investigation and Technical Services Division of the
             1344      Department of Public Safety, established in Section 53-10-103 .
             1345          (3) "Independent contractor":
             1346          (a) means an engineer, contractor, consultant, or supplier who designs, constructs,
             1347      operates, maintains, repairs, replaces, or provides water treatment or conveyance facilities or
             1348      equipment, or related control or security facilities or equipment, to the public water utility; and
             1349          (b) includes the employees and agents of the engineer, contractor, consultant, or
             1350      supplier.
             1351          (4) "Person seeking access" means a person who seeks access to a public water utility's
             1352      public water system or publicly owned treatment works and who, after obtaining access, would,
             1353      in the judgment of the public water utility, be in a position to affect the safety or security of the
             1354      publicly owned treatment works or public water system or to affect the safety or well-being of
             1355      patrons of the public water utility.
             1356          (5) "Publicly owned treatment works" has the same meaning as defined in Section
             1357      19-5-102 .
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         (7) "Public water utility" means a county, city, town, local district under Title 17B,
             1360      Chapter 1, Provisions Applicable to All Local Districts, special service district under Title
             1361      [17A] 17D, Chapter [2, Part 13, Utah] 1, Special Service District Act, or other political
             1362      subdivision of the state that operates publicly owned treatment works or a public water system.
             1363          Section 20. Section 11-42-102 is amended to read:
             1364           11-42-102. Definitions.
             1365          (1) "Adequate protests" means timely filed, written protests under Section 11-42-203
             1366      that represent at least 50% of the frontage, area, taxable value, fair market value, lots, number
             1367      of connections, or equivalent residential units of the property proposed to be assessed,
             1368      according to the same assessment method by which the assessment is proposed to be levied,
             1369      after eliminating:
             1370          (a) protests relating to:
             1371          (i) property that has been deleted from a proposed assessment area; or
             1372          (ii) an improvement that has been deleted from the proposed improvements to be
             1373      provided to property within the proposed assessment area; and
             1374          (b) protests that have been withdrawn under Subsection 11-42-203 (3).
             1375          (2) "Assessment area" means an area, or, if more than one area is designated, the
             1376      aggregate of all areas within a local entity's jurisdictional boundaries that is designated by a
             1377      local entity under Part 2, Designating an Assessment Area, for the purpose of financing the
             1378      costs of improvements, operation and maintenance, or economic promotion activities that
             1379      benefit property within the area.
             1380          (3) "Assessment bonds" means bonds that are:
             1381          (a) issued under Section 11-42-605 ; and
             1382          (b) payable in part or in whole from assessments levied in an assessment area,
             1383      improvement revenues, and a guaranty fund or reserve fund.
             1384          (4) "Assessment fund" means a special fund that a local entity establishes under
             1385      Section 11-42-412 .
             1386          (5) "Assessment lien" means a lien on property within an assessment area that arises
             1387      from the levy of an assessment, as provided in Section 11-42-501 .
             1388          (6) "Assessment method" means the method by which an assessment is levied against
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     connections, equivalent residential unit, or any combination of these methods.
             1391          (7) "Assessment ordinance" means an ordinance adopted by a local entity under
             1392      Section 11-42-404 that levies an assessment on benefitted property within an assessment area.
             1393          (8) "Assessment resolution" means a resolution adopted by a local entity under Section
             1394      11-42-404 that levies an assessment on benefitted property within an assessment area.
             1395          (9) "Benefitted property" means property within an assessment area that benefits from
             1396      improvements, operation and maintenance, or economic promotion activities.
             1397          (10) "Bond anticipation notes" means notes issued under Section 11-42-602 in
             1398      anticipation of the issuance of assessment bonds.
             1399          (11) "Bonds" means assessment bonds and refunding assessment bonds.
             1400          (12) "Commercial area" means an area in which at least 75% of the property is devoted
             1401      to the interchange of goods or commodities.
             1402          (13) "Connection fee" means a fee charged by a local entity to pay for the costs of
             1403      connecting property to a publicly owned sewer, water, gas, telecommunications, or electrical
             1404      system, whether or not improvements are installed on the property.
             1405          (14) "Contract price" means:
             1406          (a) the cost of acquiring an improvement, if the improvement is acquired; or
             1407          (b) the amount payable to one or more contractors for the design, engineering,
             1408      inspection, and construction of an improvement.
             1409          (15) "Designation ordinance" means an ordinance adopted by a local entity under
             1410      Section 11-42-206 designating an assessment area.
             1411          (16) "Designation resolution" means a resolution adopted by a local entity under
             1412      Section 11-42-206 designating an assessment area.
             1413          (17) "Economic promotion activities" means activities that promote economic growth
             1414      in a commercial area of a local entity, including:
             1415          (a) sponsoring festivals and markets;
             1416          (b) promoting business investment or activities;
             1417          (c) helping to coordinate public and private actions; and
             1418          (d) developing and issuing publications designed to improve the economic well-being
             1419      of the commercial area.
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     to a single-family residence in terms of the nature of its use or impact on an improvement to be
             1422      provided in the assessment area.
             1423          (19) "Governing body" means:
             1424          (a) for a county, city, or town, the legislative body of the county, city, or town;
             1425          (b) for a local district, the board of trustees of the local district; and
             1426          (c) for a special service district:
             1427          (i) the legislative body of the county, city, or town that established the special service
             1428      district, if no administrative control board has been appointed under Section [ 17A-2-1326 ]
             1429      17D-1-301 ; or
             1430          (ii) the administrative control board of the special service district, if an administrative
             1431      control board has been appointed under Section [ 17A-2-1326 ] 17D-1-301 .
             1432          (20) "Guaranty fund" means the fund established by a local entity under Section
             1433      11-42-701 .
             1434          (21) "Improved property" means property proposed to be assessed within an
             1435      assessment area upon which a residential, commercial, or other building has been built.
             1436          (22) "Improvement" means any publicly owned infrastructure, system, or other facility
             1437      that:
             1438          (a) a local entity is authorized to provide; or
             1439          (b) the governing body of a local entity determines is necessary or convenient to enable
             1440      the local entity to provide a service that the local entity is authorized to provide.
             1441          (23) "Improvement revenues":
             1442          (a) means charges, fees, impact fees, or other revenues that a local entity receives from
             1443      improvements; and
             1444          (b) does not include revenue from assessments.
             1445          (24) "Incidental refunding costs" means any costs of issuing refunding assessment
             1446      bonds and calling, retiring, or paying prior bonds, including:
             1447          (a) legal and accounting fees;
             1448          (b) charges of fiscal agents, escrow agents, and trustees;
             1449          (c) underwriting discount costs, printing costs, the costs of giving notice;
             1450          (d) any premium necessary in the calling or retiring of prior bonds;
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     refund the outstanding prior bonds;
             1453          (f) any other costs that the governing body determines are necessary or desirable to
             1454      incur in connection with the issuance of refunding assessment bonds; and
             1455          (g) any interest on the prior bonds that is required to be paid in connection with the
             1456      issuance of the refunding assessment bonds.
             1457          (25) "Installment payment date" means the date on which an installment payment of an
             1458      assessment is payable.
             1459          (26) "Interim warrant" means a warrant issued by a local entity under Section
             1460      11-42-601 .
             1461          (27) "Jurisdictional boundaries" means:
             1462          (a) for a county, the boundaries of the unincorporated area of the county; and
             1463          (b) for each other local entity, the boundaries of the local entity.
             1464          (28) "Local district" means a local district under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local
             1465      Government Entities - Local Districts.
             1466          (29) "Local entity" means a county, city, town, special service district, or local district.
             1467          (30) "Local entity obligations" means assessment bonds, refunding assessment bonds,
             1468      interim warrants, and bond anticipation notes issued by a local entity.
             1469          (31) "Mailing address" means:
             1470          (a) a property owner's last-known address using the name and address appearing on the
             1471      last completed real property assessment roll of the county in which the property is located; and
             1472          (b) if the property is improved property:
             1473          (i) the property's street number; or
             1474          (ii) the post office box, rural route number, or other mailing address of the property, if
             1475      a street number has not been assigned.
             1476          (32) "Net improvement revenues" means all improvement revenues that a local entity
             1477      has received since the last installment payment date, less all amounts payable by the local entity
             1478      from those improvement revenues for operation and maintenance costs.
             1479          (33) "Operation and maintenance costs" means the costs that a local entity incurs in
             1480      operating and maintaining improvements in an assessment area, including service charges,
             1481      administrative costs, ongoing maintenance charges, and tariffs or other charges for electrical,
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         (34) "Optional facilities":
             1484          (a) means facilities in an assessment area that:
             1485          (i) can be conveniently installed at the same time as improvements in the assessment
             1486      area; and
             1487          (ii) are requested by a property owner on whose property or for whose benefit the
             1488      improvements are being installed; and
             1489          (b) includes private driveways, irrigation ditches, and water turnouts.
             1490          (35) "Overhead costs" means the actual costs incurred or the estimated costs to be
             1491      incurred by a local entity in connection with an assessment area for appraisals, legal fees, filing
             1492      fees, financial advisory charges, underwriting fees, placement fees, escrow, trustee, and paying
             1493      agent fees, publishing and mailing costs, costs of levying an assessment, recording costs, and
             1494      all other incidental costs.
             1495          (36) "Prior bonds" means the assessment bonds that are refunded in part or in whole by
             1496      refunding assessment bonds.
             1497          (37) "Prior assessment ordinance" means the ordinance levying the assessments from
             1498      which the prior bonds are payable.
             1499          (38) "Prior assessment resolution" means the resolution levying the assessments from
             1500      which the prior bonds are payable.
             1501          (39) "Project engineer" means the surveyor or engineer employed by or private
             1502      consulting engineer engaged by a local entity to perform the necessary engineering services for
             1503      and to supervise the construction or installation of the improvements.
             1504          (40) "Property" includes real property and any interest in real property, including water
             1505      rights, leasehold rights, and personal property related to the property.
             1506          (41) "Property price" means the price at which a local entity purchases or acquires by
             1507      eminent domain property to make improvements in an assessment area.
             1508          (42) "Provide" or "providing," with reference to an improvement, includes the
             1509      acquisition, construction, reconstruction, renovation, maintenance, repair, operation, and
             1510      expansion of an improvement.
             1511          (43) "Public agency" means:
             1512          (a) the state or any agency, department, or division of the state; and
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         (44) "Reduced payment obligation" means the full obligation of an owner of property
             1515      within an assessment area to pay an assessment levied on the property after the assessment has
             1516      been reduced because of the issuance of refunding assessment bonds, as provided in Section
             1517      11-42-608 .
             1518          (45) "Refunding assessment bonds" means assessment bonds that a local entity issues
             1519      under Section 11-42-607 to refund, in part or in whole, assessment bonds.
             1520          (46) "Reserve fund" means a fund established by a local entity under Section
             1521      11-42-702 .
             1522          (47) "Service" means water, sewer, garbage collection, library, recreation, or electric
             1523      service, economic promotion activities, or any other service that a local entity is required or
             1524      authorized to provide.
             1525          (48) "Special service district" [means a special service district under Title 17A,
             1526      Chapter 2, Part 13, Utah Special Service District Act] has the same meaning as defined in
             1527      Section 17D-1-102 .
             1528          (49) "Unimproved property" means property upon which no residential, commercial, or
             1529      other building has been built.
             1530          (50) "Voluntary assessment area" means an assessment area that contains only property
             1531      whose owners have voluntarily consented to an assessment.
             1532          Section 21. Section 11-43-102 is amended to read:
             1533           11-43-102. Memorials by political subdivisions.
             1534          (1) As used in this section:
             1535          (a) "Political subdivision" means any county, city, town, or school district.
             1536          (b) "Political subdivision" does not mean a local district under Title 17B, Limited
             1537      Purpose Local Government Entities - Local Districts, or a special service district under Title
             1538      [17A] 17D, Chapter [2, Part 13, Utah] 1, Special Service District Act[, or a dependent district
             1539      under Title 17A, Chapter 3, Dependent Districts].
             1540          (2) A political subdivision may authorize the use or donation of the political
             1541      subdivision's land for the purpose of maintaining, erecting, or contributing to the erection or
             1542      maintenance of a memorial to commemorate those individuals who have:
             1543          (a) participated in or have given their lives in any of the one or more wars or military
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         (b) given their lives in association with public service on behalf of the state or the
             1546      political subdivision, including firefighters, peace officers, highway patrol officers, or other
             1547      public servants.
             1548          (3) The use or donation of a political subdivision's land in relation to a memorial
             1549      described in Subsection (2) may include:
             1550          (a) using or appropriating public funds for the purchase, development, improvement, or
             1551      maintenance of public land on which a memorial is located or established;
             1552          (b) using or appropriating public funds for the erection, improvement, or maintenance
             1553      of a memorial;
             1554          (c) donating or selling public land for use in relation to a memorial; or
             1555          (d) authorizing the use of a political subdivision's land for a memorial that is funded or
             1556      maintained in part or in full by another public or private entity.
             1557          (4) The political subdivision may specify the form, placement, and design of a
             1558      memorial that is subject to this section.
             1559          Section 22. Section 17-27a-103 is amended to read:
             1560           17-27a-103. Definitions.
             1561          As used in this chapter:
             1562          (1) "Affected entity" means a county, municipality, local district, special service
             1563      district under Title [17A] 17D, Chapter [2, Part 13, Utah] 1, Special Service District Act,
             1564      school district, interlocal cooperation entity established under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal
             1565      Cooperation Act, specified property owner, property owners association, public utility, or the
             1566      Utah Department of Transportation, if:
             1567          (a) the entity's services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             1568      modification because of an intended use of land;
             1569          (b) the entity has filed with the county a copy of the entity's general or long-range plan;
             1570      or
             1571          (c) the entity has filed with the county a request for notice during the same calendar
             1572      year and before the county provides notice to an affected entity in compliance with a
             1573      requirement imposed under this chapter.
             1574          (2) "Appeal authority" means the person, board, commission, agency, or other body
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     variance.
             1577          (3) "Billboard" means a freestanding ground sign located on industrial, commercial, or
             1578      residential property if the sign is designed or intended to direct attention to a business, product,
             1579      or service that is not sold, offered, or existing on the property where the sign is located.
             1580          (4) "Charter school" includes:
             1581          (a) an operating charter school;
             1582          (b) a charter school applicant that has its application approved by a chartering entity in
             1583      accordance with Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 5, The Utah Charter Schools Act; and
             1584          (c) an entity who is working on behalf of a charter school or approved charter applicant
             1585      to develop or construct a charter school building.
             1586          (5) "Chief executive officer" means the person or body that exercises the executive
             1587      powers of the county.
             1588          (6) "Conditional use" means a land use that, because of its unique characteristics or
             1589      potential impact on the county, surrounding neighbors, or adjacent land uses, may not be
             1590      compatible in some areas or may be compatible only if certain conditions are required that
             1591      mitigate or eliminate the detrimental impacts.
             1592          (7) "Constitutional taking" means a governmental action that results in a taking of
             1593      private property so that compensation to the owner of the property is required by the:
             1594          (a) Fifth or Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States; or
             1595          (b) Utah Constitution Article I, Section 22.
             1596          (8) "Culinary water authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
             1597      responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of the culinary water system and sources for
             1598      the subject property.
             1599          (9) (a) "Disability" means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one
             1600      or more of a person's major life activities, including a person having a record of such an
             1601      impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment.
             1602          (b) "Disability" does not include current illegal use of, or addiction to, any federally
             1603      controlled substance, as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C.
             1604      802.
             1605          (10) "Elderly person" means a person who is 60 years old or older, who desires or
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     independently.
             1608          (11) "Fire authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with responsibility
             1609      to review and approve the feasibility of fire protection and suppression services for the subject
             1610      property.
             1611          (12) "Gas corporation" has the same meaning as defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             1612          (13) "General plan" means a document that a county adopts that sets forth general
             1613      guidelines for proposed future development of the unincorporated land within the county.
             1614          (14) "Identical plans" means building plans submitted to a county that are substantially
             1615      identical building plans that were previously submitted to and reviewed and approved by the
             1616      county and describe a building that is:
             1617          (a) located on land zoned the same as the land on which the building described in the
             1618      previously approved plans is located; and
             1619          (b) subject to the same geological and meteorological conditions and the same law as
             1620      the building described in the previously approved plans.
             1621          (15) "Interstate pipeline company" means a person or entity engaged in natural gas
             1622      transportation subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under
             1623      the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 717 et seq.
             1624          (16) "Intrastate pipeline company" means a person or entity engaged in natural gas
             1625      transportation that is not subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory
             1626      Commission under the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 717 et seq.
             1627          (17) "Land use application" means an application required by a county's land use
             1628      ordinance.
             1629          (18) "Land use authority" means a person, board, commission, agency, or other body
             1630      designated by the local legislative body to act upon a land use application.
             1631          (19) "Land use ordinance" means a planning, zoning, development, or subdivision
             1632      ordinance of the county, but does not include the general plan.
             1633          (20) "Land use permit" means a permit issued by a land use authority.
             1634          (21) "Legislative body" means the county legislative body, or for a county that has
             1635      adopted an alternative form of government, the body exercising legislative powers.
             1636          (22) "Local district" means any entity under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local
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             1639          (23) "Lot line adjustment" means the relocation of the property boundary line in a
             1640      subdivision between two adjoining lots with the consent of the owners of record.
             1641          (24) "Moderate income housing" means housing occupied or reserved for occupancy
             1642      by households with a gross household income equal to or less than 80% of the median gross
             1643      income for households of the same size in the county in which the housing is located.
             1644          (25) "Nominal fee" means a fee that reasonably reimburses a county only for time spent
             1645      and expenses incurred in:
             1646          (a) verifying that building plans are identical plans; and
             1647          (b) reviewing and approving those minor aspects of identical plans that differ from the
             1648      previously reviewed and approved building plans.
             1649          (26) "Noncomplying structure" means a structure that:
             1650          (a) legally existed before its current land use designation; and
             1651          (b) because of one or more subsequent land use ordinance changes, does not conform
             1652      to the setback, height restrictions, or other regulations, excluding those regulations that govern
             1653      the use of land.
             1654          (27) "Nonconforming use" means a use of land that:
             1655          (a) legally existed before its current land use designation;
             1656          (b) has been maintained continuously since the time the land use ordinance regulation
             1657      governing the land changed; and
             1658          (c) because of one or more subsequent land use ordinance changes, does not conform
             1659      to the regulations that now govern the use of the land.
             1660          (28) "Official map" means a map drawn by county authorities and recorded in the
             1661      county recorder's office that:
             1662          (a) shows actual and proposed rights-of-way, centerline alignments, and setbacks for
             1663      highways and other transportation facilities;
             1664          (b) provides a basis for restricting development in designated rights-of-way or between
             1665      designated setbacks to allow the government authorities time to purchase or otherwise reserve
             1666      the land; and
             1667          (c) has been adopted as an element of the county's general plan.
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     trust, governmental agency, or any other legal entity.
             1670          (30) "Plan for moderate income housing" means a written document adopted by a
             1671      county legislative body that includes:
             1672          (a) an estimate of the existing supply of moderate income housing located within the
             1673      county;
             1674          (b) an estimate of the need for moderate income housing in the county for the next five
             1675      years as revised biennially;
             1676          (c) a survey of total residential land use;
             1677          (d) an evaluation of how existing land uses and zones affect opportunities for moderate
             1678      income housing; and
             1679          (e) a description of the county's program to encourage an adequate supply of moderate
             1680      income housing.
             1681          (31) "Plat" means a map or other graphical representation of lands being laid out and
             1682      prepared in accordance with Section 17-27a-603 , 17-23-17 , or 57-8-13 .
             1683          (32) "Public hearing" means a hearing at which members of the public are provided a
             1684      reasonable opportunity to comment on the subject of the hearing.
             1685          (33) "Public meeting" means a meeting that is required to be open to the public under
             1686      Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act.
             1687          (34) "Receiving zone" means an unincorporated area of a county that the county's land
             1688      use authority designates as an area in which an owner of land may receive transferrable
             1689      development rights.
             1690          (35) "Record of survey map" means a map of a survey of land prepared in accordance
             1691      with Section 17-23-17 .
             1692          (36) "Residential facility for elderly persons" means a single-family or multiple-family
             1693      dwelling unit that meets the requirements of Section 17-27a-515 , but does not include a health
             1694      care facility as defined by Section 26-21-2 .
             1695          (37) "Residential facility for persons with a disability" means a residence:
             1696          (a) in which more than one person with a disability resides; and
             1697          (b) (i) is licensed or certified by the Department of Human Services under Title 62A,
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     Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act.
             1701          (38) "Sanitary sewer authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
             1702      responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of sanitary sewer services or onsite
             1703      wastewater systems.
             1704          (39) "Sending zone" means an unincorporated area of a county that the county's land
             1705      use authority designates as an area from which an owner of land may transfer transferrable
             1706      development rights to an owner of land in a receiving zone.
             1707          (40) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
             1708      telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             1709          (41) "Street" means a public right-of-way, including a highway, avenue, boulevard,
             1710      parkway, road, lane, walk, alley, viaduct, subway, tunnel, bridge, public easement, or other
             1711      way.
             1712          (42) (a) "Subdivision" means any land that is divided, resubdivided or proposed to be
             1713      divided into two or more lots, parcels, sites, units, plots, or other division of land for the
             1714      purpose, whether immediate or future, for offer, sale, lease, or development either on the
             1715      installment plan or upon any and all other plans, terms, and conditions.
             1716          (b) "Subdivision" includes:
             1717          (i) the division or development of land whether by deed, metes and bounds description,
             1718      devise and testacy, map, plat, or other recorded instrument; and
             1719          (ii) except as provided in Subsection (42)(c), divisions of land for residential and
             1720      nonresidential uses, including land used or to be used for commercial, agricultural, and
             1721      industrial purposes.
             1722          (c) "Subdivision" does not include:
             1723          (i) a bona fide division or partition of agricultural land for agricultural purposes;
             1724          (ii) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining properties adjusting their
             1725      mutual boundary if:
             1726          (A) no new lot is created; and
             1727          (B) the adjustment does not violate applicable land use ordinances;
             1728          (iii) a recorded document, executed by the owner of record:
             1729          (A) revising the legal description of more than one contiguous unsubdivided parcel of
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         (B) joining a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that has not
             1732      been subdivided, if the joinder does not violate applicable land use ordinances;
             1733          (iv) a bona fide division or partition of land in a county other than a first class county
             1734      for the purpose of siting, on one or more of the resulting separate parcels:
             1735          (A) an unmanned facility appurtenant to a pipeline owned or operated by a gas
             1736      corporation, interstate pipeline company, or intrastate pipeline company; or
             1737          (B) an unmanned telecommunications, microwave, fiber optic, electrical, or other
             1738      utility service regeneration, transformation, retransmission, or amplification facility; or
             1739          (v) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining subdivided properties adjusting
             1740      their mutual boundary if:
             1741          (A) no new dwelling lot or housing unit will result from the adjustment; and
             1742          (B) the adjustment will not violate any applicable land use ordinance.
             1743          (d) The joining of a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that has
             1744      not been subdivided does not constitute a subdivision under this Subsection (42) as to the
             1745      unsubdivided parcel of property or subject the unsubdivided parcel to the county's subdivision
             1746      ordinance.
             1747          (43) "Township" means a contiguous, geographically defined portion of the
             1748      unincorporated area of a county, established under this part or reconstituted or reinstated under
             1749      Section 17-27a-306 , with planning and zoning functions as exercised through the township
             1750      planning commission, as provided in this chapter, but with no legal or political identity
             1751      separate from the county and no taxing authority, except that "township" means a former
             1752      township under Chapter 308, Laws of Utah 1996 where the context so indicates.
             1753          (44) "Transferrable development right" means the entitlement to develop land within a
             1754      sending zone that would vest according to the county's existing land use ordinances on the date
             1755      that a completed land use application is filed seeking the approval of development activity on
             1756      the land.
             1757          (45) "Unincorporated" means the area outside of the incorporated area of a
             1758      municipality.
             1759          (46) "Zoning map" means a map, adopted as part of a land use ordinance, that depicts
             1760      land use zones, overlays, or districts.
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          17-52-403. Adoption of optional plan -- Effect of adoption.
             1763          (1) If a proposed optional plan is approved at an election held under Section
             1764      17-52-206 :
             1765          (a) the proposed optional plan becomes effective according to its terms and, subject to
             1766      Subsection 17-52-401 (1)(c), at the time specified in it, is public record open to inspection by
             1767      the public, and is judicially noticeable by all courts;
             1768          (b) the county clerk shall, within ten days of the canvass of the election, file with the
             1769      lieutenant governor a copy of the optional plan, certified by the clerk to be a true and correct
             1770      copy;
             1771          (c) all public officers and employees shall cooperate fully in making the transition
             1772      between forms of county government; and
             1773          (d) the county legislative body may enact and enforce necessary ordinances to bring
             1774      about an orderly transition to the new form of government, including any transfer of power,
             1775      records, documents, properties, assets, funds, liabilities, or personnel that are consistent with
             1776      the approved optional plan and necessary or convenient to place it into full effect.
             1777          (2) Adoption of an optional plan changing only the form of county government without
             1778      adopting one of the structural forms under Chapter 35b, Part 3, Structural Forms of County
             1779      Government, does not alter or affect the boundaries, organization, powers, duties, or functions
             1780      of any:
             1781          (a) school district;
             1782          (b) justice court;
             1783          (c) local district under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local Government Entities - Local
             1784      Districts;
             1785          (d) special service district under Title [17A] 17D, Chapter [2, Part 13, Utah] 1, Special
             1786      Service District Act;
             1787          (e) city or town; or
             1788          (f) entity created by an interlocal agreement under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal
             1789      Cooperation Act.
             1790          (3) After the adoption of an optional plan, the county remains vested with all powers
             1791      and duties vested generally in counties by statute.
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         17-50-324. Preservation of historical areas and sites.
             1794          A county may:
             1795          (1) expend public funds to preserve, protect, or enhance an historical area or site;
             1796          (2) acquire an historical area or site by direct purchase, contract, lease, trade, or gift;
             1 797          (3) obtain an easement or right-of-way across public or private property to S. [insure] ensure .S
             1798      access or proper development of an historical area or site;
             1799          (4) protect an historical area or site;
             1800          (5) ensure proper development and utilization of land or an area adjacent to an
             1801      historical area or site; and
             1802          (6) enter into an agreement with a private individual for the right to purchase an
             1803      historical area or site if and when the private individual elects to sell or dispose of the owner's
             1804      property.
             1805          Section 25. Section 17-53-311 is amended to read:
             1806           17-53-311. Contracting for management, maintenance, operation, or construction
             1807      of jails.
             1808          (1) (a) With the approval of the sheriff, a county executive may contract with private
             1809      contractors for management, maintenance, operation, and construction of county jails.
             1810          (b) A county executive may include a provision in the contract that allows use of a
             1811      building authority created under the provisions of Title [17A] 17D, Chapter [3, Part 9,
             1812      Municipal] 2, Local Building [Authorities] Authority Act, to construct or acquire a jail facility.
             1813          (c) A county executive may include a provision in the contract that requires that any
             1814      jail facility meet any federal, state, or local standards for the construction of jails.
             1815          (2) If a county executive contracts only for the management, maintenance, or operation
             1816      of a jail, the county executive shall include provisions in the contract that:
             1817          (a) require the private contractor to post a performance bond in the amount set by the
             1818      county legislative body;
             1819          (b) establish training standards that must be met by jail personnel;
             1820          (c) require the private contractor to provide and fund training for jail personnel so that
             1821      the personnel meet the standards established in the contract and any other federal, state, or local
             1822      standards for the operation of jails and the treatment of jail prisoners;
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     defalcations, and other activities committed by the private contractor that result in liability to
             1825      the county;
             1826          (e) require the private contractor to show evidence of liability insurance protecting the
             1827      county and its officers, employees, and agents from liability arising from the construction,
             1828      operation, or maintenance of the jail, in an amount not less than those specified in Title 63,
             1829      Chapter 30d, Governmental Immunity Act of Utah;
             1830          (f) require the private contractor to:
             1831          (i) receive all prisoners committed to the jail by competent authority; and
             1832          (ii) provide them with necessary food, clothing, and bedding in the manner prescribed
             1833      by the governing body; and
             1834          (g) prohibit the use of inmates by the private contractor for private business purposes
             1835      of any kind.
             1836          (3) A contractual provision requiring the private contractor to maintain liability
             1837      insurance in an amount not less than the liability limits established by Title 63, Chapter 30d,
             1838      Governmental Immunity Act of Utah, may not be construed as waiving the limitation on
             1839      damages recoverable from a governmental entity or its employees established by that chapter.
             1840          Section 26. Section 17B-1-102 is amended to read:
             1841           17B-1-102. Definitions.
             1842          As used in this title:
             1843          (1) "Appointing authority" means the person or body authorized to make an
             1844      appointment to the board of trustees.
             1845          (2) "Basic local district":
             1846          (a) means a local district that is not a [cemetery maintenance district, drainage district,
             1847      fire protection district, improvement district, irrigation district, metropolitan water district,
             1848      mosquito abatement district, public transit district, service area, or water conservancy]
             1849      specialized local district; and
             1850          (b) includes an entity that was, under the law in effect before April 30, 2007, created
             1851      and operated as a local district, as defined under the law in effect before April 30, 2007.
             1852          (3) "Bond" means:
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         (b) a lease agreement, installment purchase agreement, or other agreement that:
             1856          (i) includes an obligation by the district to pay money; and
             1857          (ii) the district's board of trustees, in its discretion, treats as a bond for purposes of Title
             1858      11, Chapter 14, Local Government Bonding Act, or Title 11, Chapter 27, Utah Refunding Bond
             1859      Act.
             1860          (4) "Cemetery maintenance district" means a local district that operates under and is
             1861      subject to the provisions of this chapter and Chapter 2a, Part 1, Cemetery Maintenance District
             1862      Act, including an entity that was created and operated as a cemetery maintenance district under
             1863      the law in effect before April 30, 2007.
             1864          (5) "Drainage district" means a local district that operates under and is subject to the
             1865      provisions of this chapter and Chapter 2a, Part 2, Drainage District Act, including an entity that
             1866      was created and operated as a drainage district under the law in effect before April 30, 2007.
             1867          (6) "Facility" or "facilities" includes any structure, building, system, land, water right,
             1868      water, or other real or personal property required to provide a service that a local district is
             1869      authorized to provide, including any related or appurtenant easement or right-of-way,
             1870      improvement, utility, landscaping, sidewalk, road, curb, gutter, equipment, or furnishing.
             1871          (7) "Fire protection district" means a local district that operates under and is subject to
             1872      the provisions of this chapter and Chapter 2a, Part 3, Fire Protection District Act, including an
             1873      entity that was created and operated as a fire protection district under the law in effect before
             1874      April 30, 2007.
             1875          (8) "General obligation bond":
             1876          (a) means a bond that is directly payable from and secured by ad valorem property
             1877      taxes that are:
             1878          (i) levied:
             1879          (A) by the district that issues the bond; and
             1880          (B) on taxable property within the district; and
             1881          (ii) in excess of the ad valorem property taxes of the district for the current fiscal year;
             1882      and
             1883          (b) does not include:
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         (iii) a special assessment bond.
             1887          (9) "Improvement district" means a local district that operates under and is subject to
             1888      the provisions of this chapter and Chapter 2a, Part 4, Improvement District Act, including an
             1889      entity that was created and operated as a county improvement district under the law in effect
             1890      before April 30, 2007.
             1891          (10) "Irrigation district" means a local district that operates under and is subject to the
             1892      provisions of this chapter and Chapter 2a, Part 5, Irrigation District Act, including an entity that
             1893      was created and operated as an irrigation district under the law in effect before April 30, 2007.
             1894          (11) "Local district" means a limited purpose local government entity, as described in
             1895      Section 17B-1-103 , that operates under, is subject to, and has the powers set forth in:
             1896          (a) this chapter; or
             1897          (b) (i) this chapter; and
             1898          (ii) (A) Chapter 2a, Part 1, Cemetery Maintenance District Act;
             1899          (B) Chapter 2a, Part 2, Drainage District Act;
             1900          (C) Chapter 2a, Part 3, Fire Protection District Act;
             1901          (D) Chapter 2a, Part 4, Improvement District Act;
             1902          (E) Chapter 2a, Part 5, Irrigation District Act;
             1903          (F) Chapter 2a, Part 6, Metropolitan Water District Act;
             1904          (G) Chapter 2a, Part 7, Mosquito Abatement District Act;
             1905          (H) Chapter 2a, Part 8, Public Transit District Act;
             1906          (I) Chapter 2a, Part 9, Service Area Act; or
             1907          (J) Chapter 2a, Part 10, Water Conservancy District Act.
             1908          (12) "Metropolitan water district" means a local district that operates under and is
             1909      subject to the provisions of this chapter and Chapter 2a, Part 6, Metropolitan Water District
             1910      Act, including an entity that was created and operated as a metropolitan water district under the
             1911      law in effect before April 30, 2007.
             1912          (13) "Mosquito abatement district" means a local district that operates under and is
             1913      subject to the provisions of this chapter and Chapter 2a, Part 7, Mosquito Abatement District
             1914      Act, including an entity that was created and operated as a mosquito abatement district under
             1915      the law in effect before April 30, 2007.
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         (15) "Municipality" means a city or town.
             1918          (16) "Person" has the same meaning as defined in Section 68-3-12 .
             1919          (17) "Political subdivision" means a county, city, town, local district under this title,
             1920      special service district under Title [17A] 17D, Chapter [2] 1, [Part 13, Utah] Special Service
             1921      District Act, an entity created by interlocal cooperation agreement under Title 11, Chapter 13,
             1922      Interlocal Cooperation Act, or any other governmental entity designated in statute as a political
             1923      subdivision of the state.
             1924          (18) "Private," with respect to real property, means not owned by the United States or
             1925      any agency of the federal government, the state, a county, or a political subdivision.
             1926          (19) "Public entity" means:
             1927          (a) the United States or an agency of the United States;
             1928          (b) the state or an agency of the state;
             1929          (c) a political subdivision of the state or an agency of a political subdivision of the
             1930      state;
             1931          (d) another state or an agency of that state; or
             1932          (e) a political subdivision of another state or an agency of that political subdivision.
             1933          (20) "Public transit district" means a local district that operates under and is subject to
             1934      the provisions of this chapter and Chapter 2a, Part 8, Public Transit District Act, including an
             1935      entity that was created and operated as a public transit district under the law in effect before
             1936      April 30, 2007.
             1937          (21) "Revenue bond":
             1938          (a) means a bond payable from designated taxes or other revenues other than the local
             1939      district's ad valorem property taxes; and
             1940          (b) does not include:
             1941          (i) an obligation constituting an indebtedness within the meaning of an applicable
             1942      constitutional or statutory debt limit;
             1943          (ii) a tax and revenue anticipation bond; or
             1944          (iii) a special assessment bond.
             1945          (22) "Service area" means a local district that operates under and is subject to the
             1946      provisions of this chapter and Chapter 2a, Part 9, Service Area Act, including an entity that was
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     before April 30, 2007.
             1949          (23) "Short-term bond" means a bond that is required to be repaid during the fiscal year
             1950      in which the bond is issued.
             1951          (24) "Special assessment" means an assessment levied against property to pay all or a
             1952      portion of the costs of making improvements that benefit the property.
             1953          (25) "Special assessment bond" means a bond payable from special assessments.
             1954          (26) "Specialized local district" means a local district that is a cemetery maintenance
             1955      district, a drainage district, a fire protection district, an improvement district, an irrigation
             1956      district, a metropolitan water district, a mosquito abatement district, a public transit district, a
             1957      service area, or a water conservancy district.
             1958          [(26)] (27) "Taxable value" means the taxable value of property as computed from the
             1959      most recent equalized assessment roll for county purposes.
             1960          [(27)] (28) "Tax and revenue anticipation bond" means a bond:
             1961          (a) issued in anticipation of the collection of taxes or other revenues or a combination
             1962      of taxes and other revenues; and
             1963          (b) that matures within the same fiscal year as the fiscal year in which the bond is
             1964      issued.
             1965          [(28)] (29) "Unincorporated" means not included within a municipality.
             1966          [(29)] (30) "Water conservancy district" means a local district that operates under and
             1967      is subject to the provisions of this chapter and Chapter 2a, Part 10, Water Conservancy District
             1968      Act, including an entity that was created and operated as a water conservancy district under the
             1969      law in effect before April 30, 2007.
             1970          [(30)] (31) "Works" includes a dam, reservoir, well, canal, conduit, pipeline, drain,
             1971      tunnel, power plant, and any facility, improvement, or property necessary or convenient for
             1972      supplying or treating water for any beneficial use, and for otherwise accomplishing the
             1973      purposes of a local district.
             1974          Section 27. Section 17B-1-103 is amended to read:
             1975           17B-1-103. Local district status and powers.
             1976          (1) A local district:
             1977          (a) is:
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         (ii) a quasi-municipal corporation; and
             1980          (iii) a political subdivision of the state; and
             1981          (b) may sue and be sued.
             1982          (2) A local district may:
             1983          (a) acquire, by any lawful means, or lease any real or personal property necessary or
             1984      convenient to the full exercise of the district's powers;
             1985          (b) acquire, by any lawful means, any interest in real or personal property necessary or
             1986      convenient to the full exercise of the district's powers;
             1987          (c) transfer an interest in or dispose of any property or interest described in Subsections
             1988      (2)(a) and (b);
             1989          (d) acquire or construct works, facilities, and improvements necessary or convenient to
             1990      the full exercise of the district's powers, and operate, control, maintain, and use those works,
             1991      facilities, and improvements;
             1992          (e) borrow money and incur indebtedness for any lawful district purpose;
             1993          (f) issue bonds, including refunding bonds:
             1994          (i) for any lawful district purpose; and
             1995          (ii) as provided in and subject to Part [10] 11, Local District Bonds;
             1996          (g) levy and collect property taxes:
             1997          (i) for any lawful district purpose or expenditure, including to cover a deficit resulting
             1998      from tax delinquencies in a preceding year; and
             1999          (ii) as provided in and subject to Part 10, Local District Property Tax Levy;
             2000          (h) as provided in Title 78, Chapter 34, Eminent Domain, acquire by eminent domain
             2001      property necessary to the exercise of the district's powers;
             2002          (i) invest money as provided in Title 51, Chapter 7, State Money Management Act;
             2003          (j) (i) impose fees or other charges for commodities, services, or facilities provided by
             2004      the district, to pay some or all of the district's costs of providing the commodities, services, and
             2005      facilities, including the costs of:
             2006          (A) maintaining and operating the district;
             2007          (B) acquiring, purchasing, constructing, improving, or enlarging district facilities;
             2008          (C) issuing bonds and paying debt service on district bonds; and
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         (ii) take action the board of trustees considers appropriate and adopt regulations to
             2011      assure the collection of all fees and charges that the district imposes;
             2012          (k) if applicable, charge and collect a fee to pay for the cost of connecting a customer's
             2013      property to district facilities in order for the district to provide service to the property;
             2014          (l) enter into a contract that the local district board of trustees considers necessary,
             2015      convenient, or desirable to carry out the district's purposes, including a contract:
             2016          (i) with the United States or any department or agency of the United States;
             2017          (ii) to indemnify and save harmless; or
             2018          (iii) to do any act to exercise district powers;
             2019          (m) purchase supplies, equipment, and materials;
             2020          (n) encumber district property upon terms and conditions that the board of trustees
             2021      considers appropriate;
             2022          (o) exercise other powers and perform other functions that are provided by law;
             2023          (p) construct and maintain works and establish and maintain facilities, including works
             2024      or facilities:
             2025          (i) across or along any public street or highway, subject to Subsection (3) and if the
             2026      district:
             2027          (A) promptly restores the street or highway, as much as practicable, to its former state
             2028      of usefulness; and
             2029          (B) does not use the street or highway in a manner that completely or unnecessarily
             2030      impairs the usefulness of it;
             2031          (ii) in, upon, or over any vacant public lands that are or become the property of the
             2032      state, including school and institutional trust lands, as defined in Section 53C-1-103 , if the
             2033      director of the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, acting under Sections
             2034      53C-1-102 and 53C-1-303 , consents; or
             2035          (iii) across any stream of water or watercourse, subject to Section 73-3-29 ;
             2036          (q) perform any act or exercise any power reasonably necessary for the efficient
             2037      operation of the local district in carrying out its purposes;
             2038          (r) designate an assessment area and levy an assessment on land within the assessment
             2039      area, as provided in Title 11, Chapter 42, Assessment Area Act;
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     subdivision to use the district's surplus water or capacity [of] or have an ownership interest in
             2042      the district's works or facilities, upon the terms and for the consideration, whether monetary or
             2043      nonmonetary consideration or no consideration, that the district's board of trustees considers to
             2044      be in the best interests of the district and the public; and
             2045          (t) [contract with another political subdivision of the state or with a public or private
             2046      owner of property on which the district has a right-of-way to allow the political subdivision or
             2047      owner to use the surface of the land on which the district has a right-of-way,] upon the terms
             2048      and for the consideration, whether monetary or nonmonetary consideration or no consideration,
             2049      that the district's board of trustees considers to be in the best interests of the district and the
             2050      public[.], agree:
             2051          (i) with:
             2052          (A) another political subdivision of the state; or
             2053          (B) a public or private owner of property:
             2054          (I) on which the district has a right-of-way; or
             2055          (II) adjacent to which the district owns fee title to property; and
             2056          (ii) to allow the use of property:
             2057          (A) owned by the district; or
             2058          (B) on which the district has a right-of-way.
             2059          (3) With respect to a local district's use of a street or highway, as provided in
             2060      Subsection (2)(p)(i):
             2061          (a) the district shall comply with the reasonable rules and regulations of the
             2062      governmental entity, whether state, county, or municipal, with jurisdiction over the street or
             2063      highway, concerning:
             2064          (i) an excavation and the refilling of an excavation;
             2065          (ii) the relaying of pavement; and
             2066          (iii) the protection of the public during a construction period; and
             2067          (b) the governmental entity, whether state, county, or municipal, with jurisdiction over
             2068      the street or highway:
             2069          (i) may not require the district to pay a license or permit fee or file a bond; and
             2070          (ii) may require the district to pay a reasonable inspection fee.
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         (i) acquire, lease, or construct and operate electrical generation, transmission, and
             2073      distribution facilities, if:
             2074          (A) the purpose of the facilities is to harness energy that results inherently from the
             2075      district's:
             2076          (I) operation of a project or facilities that the district is authorized to operate; or
             2077          (II) providing a service that the district is authorized to provide;
             2078          (B) the generation of electricity from the facilities is incidental to the primary
             2079      operations of the district; and
             2080          (C) operation of the facilities will not hinder or interfere with the primary operations of
             2081      the district;
             2082          (ii) (A) use electricity generated by the facilities; or
             2083          (B) subject to Subsection (4)(b), sell electricity generated by the facilities to an electric
             2084      utility or municipality with an existing system for distributing electricity.
             2085          (b) A district may not act as a retail distributor or seller of electricity.
             2086          (c) Revenue that a district receives from the sale of electricity from electrical
             2087      generation facilities it owns or operates under this section may be used for any lawful district
             2088      purpose, including the payment of bonds issued to pay some or all of the cost of acquiring or
             2089      constructing the facilities.
             2090          (5) A local district may adopt and, after adoption, alter a corporate seal.
             2091          Section 28. Section 17B-1-202 is amended to read:
             2092           17B-1-202. Local district may be created -- Services that may be provided --
             2093      Limitations.
             2094          (1) (a) A local district may be created as provided in this part to provide within its
             2095      boundaries service consisting of:
             2096          (i) the operation of an airport;
             2097          (ii) the operation of a cemetery;
             2098          (iii) fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services;
             2099          (iv) garbage collection and disposal;
             2100          (v) health care, including health department or hospital service;
             2101          (vi) the operation of a library;
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         (viii) the operation of parks or recreation facilities or services;
             2104          (ix) the operation of a sewage system;
             2105          (x) street lighting;
             2106          (xi) the construction and maintenance of curb, gutter, and sidewalk;
             2107          (xii) transportation, including public transit and providing streets and roads;
             2108          (xiii) the operation of a system, or one or more components of a system, for the
             2109      collection, storage, retention, control, conservation, treatment, supplying, distribution, or
             2110      reclamation of water, including storm, flood, sewage, irrigation, and culinary water, whether
             2111      the system is operated on a wholesale or retail level or both;
             2112          (xiv) extended police protection; or
             2113          (xv) subject to Subsection (1)(b), the underground installation of an electric utility line
             2114      or the conversion to underground of an existing electric utility line.
             2115          (b) Each local district that provides the service of the underground installation of an
             2116      electric utility line or the conversion to underground of an existing electric utility line shall, in
             2117      installing or converting the line, provide advance notice to and coordinate with the utility that
             2118      owns the line.
             2119          (2) For purposes of this section:
             2120          (a) "Operation" means all activities involved in providing the indicated service
             2121      including acquisition and ownership of property reasonably necessary to provide the indicated
             2122      service and acquisition, construction, and maintenance of facilities and equipment reasonably
             2123      necessary to provide the indicated service.
             2124          (b) "System" means the aggregate of interrelated components that combine together to
             2125      provide the indicated service including, for a sewage system, collection and treatment.
             2126          (3) (a) A local district may not be created to provide and may not after its creation
             2127      provide more than [two] four of the services listed in Subsection (1).
             2128          (b) Subsection (3)(a) may not be construed to prohibit a local district from providing
             2129      more than [two] four services if, before April 30, 2007, the local district was authorized to
             2130      provide those services.
             2131          (4) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (4)(b), a local district may not be created to
             2132      provide and may not after its creation provide to an area the same service already being
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     gives its written consent.
             2135          (b) For purposes of Subsection (4)(a), a local district does not provide the same service
             2136      as another political subdivision if it operates a component of a system that is different from a
             2137      component operated by another political subdivision but within the same:
             2138          (i) sewage system; or
             2139          (ii) water system.
             2140          (5) (a) Except for a local district in the creation of which an election is not required
             2141      under Subsection 17B-1-214 (3)(c), the area of a local district may include all or part of the
             2142      unincorporated area of one or more counties and all or part of one or more municipalities.
             2143          (b) The area of a local district need not be contiguous.
             2144          (6) For a local district created before May 5, 2008, the authority to provide fire
             2145      protection service also includes the authority to provide:
             2146          (a) paramedic service; and
             2147          (b) emergency service, including hazardous materials response service.
             2148          Section 29. Section 17B-1-203 is amended to read:
             2149           17B-1-203. Process to initiate the creation of a local district -- Petition or
             2150      resolution.
             2151          (1) The process to create a local district may be initiated by:
             2152          (a) subject to Section 17B-1-204 , a petition signed by the owners of private real
             2153      property that:
             2154          (i) is located within the proposed local district;
             2155          (ii) covers at least 33% of the total private land area within the proposed local district
             2156      as a whole and within each applicable area;
             2157          (iii) is equal in value to at least 25% of the value of all private real property within the
             2158      proposed local district as a whole and within each applicable area; and
             2159          (iv) complies with the requirements of Subsection 17B-1-205 (1) and Section
             2160      17B-1-208 ;
             2161          (b) subject to Section 17B-1-204 , a petition that:
             2162          (i) is signed by registered voters residing within the proposed local district as a whole
             2163      and within each applicable area, equal in number to at least 33% of the number of votes cast in
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     governor at the last regular general election prior to the filing of the petition; and
             2166          (ii) complies with the requirements of Subsection 17B-1-205 (1) and Section
             2167      17B-1-208 ;
             2168          (c) a resolution proposing the creation of a local district, adopted by the legislative
             2169      body of each county whose unincorporated area includes and each municipality whose
             2170      boundaries include any of the proposed local district; or
             2171          (d) a resolution proposing the creation of a local district, adopted by the board of
             2172      trustees of an existing local district whose boundaries completely encompass the proposed
             2173      local district, if:
             2174          (i) the proposed local district is being created to provide one or more components of
             2175      the same service that the initiating local district is authorized to provide; and
             2176          (ii) the initiating local district is not providing to the area of the proposed local district
             2177      any of the components that the proposed local district is being created to provide.
             2178          (2) (a) Each resolution under Subsection (1)(c) or (d) shall:
             2179          (i) describe the area proposed to be included in the proposed local district;
             2180          (ii) be accompanied by a map that shows the boundaries of the proposed local district;
             2181          (iii) describe the service proposed to be provided by the proposed local district;
             2182          (iv) if the resolution proposes the creation of a specialized local district, specify the
             2183      type of specialized local district proposed to be created;
             2184          [(iv)] (v) explain the anticipated method of paying the costs of providing the proposed
             2185      service;
             2186          [(v)] (vi) state the estimated average financial impact on a household within the
             2187      proposed local district;
             2188          [(vi)] (vii) state the number of members that the board of trustees of the proposed local
             2189      district will have, consistent with the requirements of Subsection 17B-1-302 (2);
             2190          [(vii)] (viii) for a proposed basic local district:
             2191          (A) state whether the members of the board of trustees will be elected or appointed or
             2192      whether some members will be elected and some appointed, as provided in Section
             2193      17B-1-1402 ;
             2194          (B) if one or more members will be elected, state the basis upon which each elected
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         (C) if applicable, explain how the election or appointment of board members will
             2197      transition from one method to another based on stated milestones or events, as provided in
             2198      Section 17B-1-1402 ;
             2199          [(viii)] (ix) for a proposed improvement district whose remaining area members or
             2200      county members, as those terms are defined in Section 17B-2a-404 , are to be elected, state that
             2201      those members will be elected; and
             2202          [(ix)] (x) for a proposed service area that is entirely within the unincorporated area of a
             2203      single county, state whether the initial board of trustees will be:
             2204          (A) the county legislative body;
             2205          (B) appointed as provided in Section 17B-1-304 ; or
             2206          (C) elected as provided in Section 17B-1-306 .
             2207          (b) Each county or municipal legislative body adopting a resolution under Subsection
             2208      (1)(c) shall, on or before the first public hearing under Section 17B-1-210 , mail or deliver a
             2209      copy of the resolution to the responsible body if the county or municipal legislative body's
             2210      resolution is one of multiple resolutions adopted by multiple county or municipal legislative
             2211      bodies proposing the creation of the same local district.
             2212          Section 30. Section 17B-1-205 is amended to read:
             2213           17B-1-205. Petition and request requirements -- Withdrawal of signature.
             2214          (1) Each petition and request shall:
             2215          (a) indicate the typed or printed name and current residence address of each property
             2216      owner or registered voter signing the petition;
             2217          (b) if it is a property owner request or petition, indicate the address of the property as to
             2218      which the owner is signing the request or petition;
             2219          (c) describe the entire area of the proposed local district;
             2220          (d) be accompanied by a map showing the boundaries of the entire proposed local
             2221      district;
             2222          (e) specify the service proposed to be provided by the proposed local district;
             2223          (f) if the petition or request proposes the creation of a specialized local district, specify
             2224      the type of specialized local district proposed to be created;
             2225          [(f)] (g) for a proposed basic local district:
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     whether some members will be elected and some appointed, as provided in Section
             2228      17B-1-1402 ;
             2229          (ii) if one or more members will be elected, state the basis upon which each elected
             2230      member will be elected; and
             2231          (iii) if applicable, explain how the election or appointment of board members will
             2232      transition from one method to another based on stated milestones or events, as provided in
             2233      Section 17B-1-1402 ;
             2234          [(g)] (h) for a proposed improvement district whose remaining area members or county
             2235      members, as those terms are defined in Section 17B-2a-404 , are to be elected, state that those
             2236      members will be elected; and
             2237          [(h)] (i) for a proposed service area that is entirely within the unincorporated area of a
             2238      single county, state whether the initial board of trustees will be:
             2239          (i) the county legislative body;
             2240          (ii) appointed as provided in Section 17B-1-304 ; or
             2241          (iii) elected as provided in Section 17B-1-306 ; and
             2242          [(i)] (j) designate up to five signers of the petition or request as sponsors, one of whom
             2243      shall be designated as the contact sponsor, with the mailing address and telephone number of
             2244      each.
             2245          (2) A signer of a request or petition may withdraw or, once withdrawn, reinstate the
             2246      signer's signature at any time before the filing of the request or petition by filing a written
             2247      withdrawal or reinstatement with:
             2248          (a) in the case of a request:
             2249          (i) the clerk of the county or the clerk or recorder of the municipality in whose
             2250      applicable area the signer's property is located, if the request is a property owner request; or
             2251          (ii) the clerk of the county or the clerk or recorder of the municipality in whose
             2252      applicable area the signer resides, if the request is a registered voter request; or
             2253          (b) in the case of a petition, the responsible clerk.
             2254          Section 31. Section 17B-1-215 is amended to read:
             2255           17B-1-215. Notice to lieutenant governor -- Certificate of incorporation -- Local
             2256      district incorporated as specialized local district or basic local district.
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     after:
             2259          (a) the canvass of an election under Section 17B-1-214 , if a majority of those voting at
             2260      the election within the proposed local district as a whole vote in favor of the creation of a local
             2261      district;
             2262          (b) certification of a petition as to which the election requirement of Subsection
             2263      17B-1-214 (1) does not apply because of Subsection 17B-1-214 (3)(a) or (b); or
             2264          (c) adoption of a resolution under Subsection 17B-1-213 (4) approving the creation of a
             2265      local district for which an election was not required under Subsection 17B-1-214 (3)(c) or (d),
             2266      by the legislative body of each county whose unincorporated area is included within and the
             2267      legislative body of each municipality whose area is included within the proposed local district,
             2268      or by the board of trustees of the initiating local district.
             2269          (2) The area of each local district shall consist of:
             2270          (a) if an election was held under Section 17B-1-214 , the area of the new local district
             2271      as approved at the election;
             2272          (b) if an election was not required because of Subsection 17B-1-214 (3)(a) or (b), the
             2273      area of the proposed local district as described in the petition; or
             2274          (c) if an election was not required because of Subsection 17B-1-214 (3)(c) or (d), the
             2275      area of the new local district as described in the resolution adopted under Subsection
             2276      17B-1-213 (4).
             2277          (3) In each notice under Subsection (1) the responsible body shall:
             2278          (a) if the notice follows an election under Section 17B-1-214 , certify the results of the
             2279      election;
             2280          (b) describe the boundaries of the new local district with an accurate map or plat
             2281      showing the boundaries delineated in Subsection (2), prepared and certified by a licensed
             2282      surveyor and filed with the county surveyor in accordance with Section 17-23-17 ; and
             2283          (c) certify that all requirements for the creation of a local district have been complied
             2284      with.
             2285          (4) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of creation under Section
             2286      67-1a-6.5 , the local district is created and incorporated[.] as:
             2287          (a) the type of specialized local district that was specified in the petition under
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     petition or resolution proposed the creation of a specialized local district; or
             2290          (b) a basic local district, if the petition or resolution did not propose the creation of a
             2291      specialized local district.
             2292          Section 32. Section 17B-1-302 is amended to read:
             2293           17B-1-302. Board member qualifications -- Number of board members.
             2294          (1) (a) Each member of a local district board of trustees shall be:
             2295          (i) a registered voter at the location of the member's residence; and
             2296          (ii) except as provided in Subsections (1)(b) and (c), a resident within:
             2297          (A) the boundaries of the local district; and
             2298          (B) if applicable, the boundaries of the division of the local district from which the
             2299      member is elected.
             2300          (b) (i) As used in this Subsection (1)(b):
             2301          (A) "Proportional number" means the number of members of a board of trustees that
             2302      bears, as close as mathematically possible, the same proportion to all members of the board that
             2303      the number of seasonally occupied homes bears to all residences within the district that receive
             2304      service from the district.
             2305          (B) "Seasonally occupied home" means a single-family residence:
             2306          (I) that is located within the local district;
             2307          (II) that receives service from the local district; and
             2308          (III) whose owner:
             2309          (Aa) does not reside permanently at the residence; and
             2310          (Bb) may occupy the residence on a temporary or seasonal basis.
             2311          (ii) If over 50% of the residences within a local district that receive service from the
             2312      local district are seasonally occupied homes, the requirement under Subsection (1)(a)(ii) is
             2313      replaced, for a proportional number of members of the board of trustees, with the requirement
             2314      that the member be an owner of land, or an agent or officer of the owner of land, that:
             2315          (A) receives service from the district; and
             2316          (B) is located within:
             2317          (I) the local district; and
             2318          (II) if applicable, the division from which the member is elected.
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     boundaries fewer than one residential dwelling unit per ten acres of land, the requirement under
             2321      Subsection (1)(a)(ii) is replaced with the requirement that the member be an owner of land
             2322      within the local district that receives service from the district, or an agent or officer of the
             2323      owner.
             2324          (2) Except as otherwise provided by statute, the number of members of each board of
             2325      trustees of a local district shall be an odd number that is no less than three [and no more than
             2326      nine].
             2327          (3) For a newly created local district, the number of members of the initial board of
             2328      trustees shall be the number specified:
             2329          (a) for a local district whose creation was initiated by a petition under Subsection
             2330      17B-1-203 (1)(a) or (b), in the petition; or
             2331          (b) for a local district whose creation was initiated by a resolution under Subsection
             2332      17B-1-203 (1)(c) or (d), in the resolution.
             2333          (4) (a) For an existing local district, the number of members of the board of trustees
             2334      may be changed by a two-thirds vote of the board of trustees.
             2335          (b) No change in the number of members of a board of trustees under Subsection (4)(a)
             2336      may:
             2337          (i) violate Subsection (2); or
             2338          (ii) serve to shorten the term of any member of the board.
             2339          Section 33. Section 17B-1-303 is amended to read:
             2340           17B-1-303. Term of board of trustees members -- Oath of office -- Bond.
             2341          (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(b), the term of each member of a board of
             2342      trustees shall begin at noon on the [first Monday of] January 1 following the member's election
             2343      or appointment.
             2344          (b) The term of each member of the initial board of trustees of a newly created local
             2345      district shall begin:
             2346          (i) upon appointment, for an appointed member; and
             2347          (ii) upon the member taking the oath of office after the canvass of the election at which
             2348      the member is elected, for an elected member.
             2349          (2) (a) (i) Subject to Subsection (2)(a)(ii), the term of each member of a board of
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     trustees, chosen by lot, shall serve a two-year term so that the term of approximately half the
             2352      board members expires every two years.
             2353          (ii) (A) If the terms of members of the initial board of trustees of a newly created local
             2354      district do not begin on the first Monday of January because of application of Subsection
             2355      (1)(b), the terms of those members shall be adjusted as necessary, subject to Subsection
             2356      (2)(a)(ii)(B), to result in the terms of their successors complying with:
             2357          (I) the requirement under Subsection (1)(a) for a term to begin on the first Monday of
             2358      January; and
             2359          (II) the requirement under Subsection (2)(a)(i) that terms be four years.
             2360          (B) An adjustment under Subsection (2)(a)(ii)(A) may not add more than a year to or
             2361      subtract more than a year from a member's term.
             2362          (b) Each board of trustees member shall serve until a successor is duly elected or
             2363      appointed and qualified, unless the member earlier is removed from office or resigns or
             2364      otherwise leaves office.
             2365          (c) If a member of a board of trustees no longer meets the qualifications of Subsection
             2366      17B-1-302 (1):
             2367          (i) the member's position is considered vacant, subject to Subsection (2)(c)(ii); and
             2368          (ii) the member may continue to serve until a successor is duly elected or appointed
             2369      and qualified.
             2370          (3) (a) (i) Before entering upon the duties of office, each member of a board of trustees
             2371      shall take the oath of office specified in Utah Constitution Article IV, Section 10.
             2372          (ii) An oath of office may be administered by a judge, county clerk, notary public, or
             2373      the local district clerk.
             2374          (b) Each oath of office shall be filed with the clerk of the local district.
             2375          [(b)] (c) The failure of a board of trustees member to take the oath required by
             2376      Subsection (3)(a) does not invalidate any official act of that member.
             2377          (4) A board of trustees member is not limited in the number of terms the member may
             2378      serve.
             2379          (5) Except as provided in Subsection (6), each midterm vacancy in a board of trustees
             2380      position shall be filled as provided in Section 20A-1-512 .
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         (i) "Appointed official" means a person who:
             2383          (A) is appointed as a member of a local district board of trustees by a county or
             2384      municipality entitled to appoint a member to the board; and
             2385          (B) holds an elected position with the appointing county or municipality.
             2386          (ii) "Appointing entity" means the county or municipality that appointed the appointed
             2387      official to the board of trustees.
             2388          (b) The board of trustees shall declare a midterm vacancy for the board position held
             2389      by an appointed official if:
             2390          (i) during the appointed official's term on the board of trustees, the appointed official
             2391      ceases to hold the elected position with the appointing entity; and
             2392          (ii) the appointing entity submits a written request to the board to declare the vacancy.
             2393          (c) Upon the board's declaring a midterm vacancy under Subsection (6)(b), the
             2394      appointing entity shall appoint another person to fill the remaining unexpired term on the board
             2395      of trustees.
             2396          (7) (a) Each member of a board of trustees shall give a bond for the faithful
             2397      performance of the member's duties, in the amount and with the sureties prescribed by the
             2398      board of trustees.
             2399          (b) The local district shall pay the cost of each bond required under Subsection (7)(a).
             2400          Section 34. Section 17B-1-306 is amended to read:
             2401           17B-1-306. Local district board -- Election procedures.
             2402          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (11), each elected board member shall be selected
             2403      as provided in this section.
             2404          (2) (a) Each election of a local district board member shall be held:
             2405          (i) [in conjunction with] at the same time as the municipal general election; and
             2406          (ii) at polling places designated by the clerk of each county in which the local district is
             2407      located.
             2408          (b) (i) Subject to Subsections (4)(f) and (g), the number of polling places under
             2409      Subsection (2)(a)(ii) in an election of board members of an irrigation district shall be one
             2410      polling place per division of the district, designated by the district board.
             2411          (ii) Each polling place designated by an irrigation district board under Subsection
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     (2)(a)(ii).
             2414          (3) (a) The clerk of each local district with a board member position to be filled at the
             2415      next municipal general election shall provide notice of:
             2416          (i) each elective position of the local district to be filled at the next municipal general
             2417      election;
             2418          (ii) the constitutional and statutory qualifications for each position; and
             2419          (iii) the dates and times for filing a declaration of candidacy.
             2420          (b) The notice required under Subsection (3)(a) shall be:
             2421          (i) posted in at least five public places within the local district at least ten days before
             2422      the first day for filing a declaration of candidacy; or
             2423          (ii) published in a newspaper of general circulation within the local district at least
             2424      three but no more than ten days before the first day for filing a declaration of candidacy.
             2425          (4) (a) To become a candidate for an elective local district board position, the
             2426      prospective candidate shall file a declaration of candidacy in person with the local district,
             2427      during office hours and not later than 5 p.m. between July 15 and August 15 of any
             2428      odd-numbered year.
             2429          (b) When August 15 is a Saturday or Sunday, the filing time shall be extended until 5
             2430      p.m. on the following Monday.
             2431          (c) (i) Before the filing officer may accept any declaration of candidacy, the filing
             2432      officer shall:
             2433          (A) read to the prospective candidate the constitutional and statutory qualification
             2434      requirements for the office that the candidate is seeking; and
             2435          (B) require the candidate to state whether or not the candidate meets those
             2436      requirements.
             2437          (ii) If the prospective candidate does not meet the qualification requirements for the
             2438      office, the filing officer may not accept the declaration of candidacy.
             2439          (iii) If it appears that the prospective candidate meets the requirements of candidacy,
             2440      the filing officer shall accept the declaration of candidacy.
             2441          (d) The declaration of candidacy shall substantially comply with the following form:
             2442          "I, (print name) ____________, being first duly sworn, say that I reside at (Street)
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     (Zip Code) ______, (Telephone Number, if any)____________; that I meet the qualifications
             2445      for the office of board of trustees member for _______________________ (state the name of
             2446      the local district); that I am a candidate for that office to be voted upon at the November
             2447      municipal general election to be held on Tuesday, the ______ day of November, ____, and I
             2448      hereby request that my name be printed upon the official ballot for that election.
             2449          (Signed) _________________________________________
             2450          Subscribed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me by ____________ on this ______ day
             2451      of ____________, ____.
             2452          (Signed) ________________________
             2453              (Clerk or Notary Public)"
             2454          (e) Each person wishing to become a valid write-in candidate for an elective local
             2455      district board position is governed by Section 20A-9-601 .
             2456          (f) If at least one person does not file a declaration of candidacy as required by this
             2457      section, a person shall be appointed to fill that board position by following the procedures and
             2458      requirements for appointment established in Section 20A-1-512 .
             2459          (g) If only one candidate files a declaration of candidacy for a position on the board of
             2460      an irrigation district, the board need not hold an election for that position and may appoint that
             2461      candidate to the board.
             2462          (5) There shall be no primary election.
             2463          (6) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (6)(c), the local district clerk shall certify the
             2464      candidate names to the clerk of each county in which the local district is located no later than
             2465      August 20 of the municipal election year.
             2466          (b) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (6)(c), the clerk of each county in which the
             2467      local district is located shall coordinate the placement of the name of each candidate for local
             2468      district office in the nonpartisan section of the municipal general election ballot with the
             2469      municipal election clerk.
             2470          (ii) If consolidation of the local district election ballot with the municipal general
             2471      election ballot is not feasible, the county clerk shall provide for a separate local district election
             2472      ballot to be administered by separate election judges at polling locations designated by the
             2473      county clerk in consultation with the local district.
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     of an irrigation district established under Chapter 2a, Part 5, Irrigation District Act.
             2476          (ii) (A) Subject to Subsection (6)(c)(ii)(B), the board of each irrigation district shall
             2477      prescribe the form of the ballot for each board member election.
             2478          (B) Each ballot for an election of an irrigation district board member shall be in a
             2479      nonpartisan format.
             2480          (7) (a) Each voter at an election for a board of trustees member of a local district shall:
             2481          (i) be a registered voter within the district, except for an election of:
             2482          (A) an irrigation district board of trustees member; or
             2483          (B) a basic local district board of trustees member who is elected by property owners;
             2484      and
             2485          (ii) meet the requirements to vote established by the district.
             2486          (b) Each voter may vote for as many candidates as there are offices to be filled.
             2487          (c) The candidates who receive the highest number of votes are elected.
             2488          (8) Except as otherwise provided by this section, the election of local district board
             2489      members is governed by Title 20A, Election Code.
             2490          (9) (a) A person elected to serve on a local district board shall serve a four-year term,
             2491      beginning at noon on the January 1 after the person's election.
             2492          (b) A person elected shall be sworn in as soon as practical after January 1.
             2493          (10) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (10)(b), each local district shall reimburse
             2494      the county holding an election under this section for the costs of the election attributable to that
             2495      local district.
             2496          (b) Each irrigation district shall bear its own costs of each election it holds under this
             2497      section.
             2498          (11) This section does not apply to an improvement district that provides electric or gas
             2499      service.
             2500          (12) The provisions of Title 20A, Chapter 3, Part 3, Early Voting, do not apply to an
             2501      election under this section.
             2502          Section 35. Section 17B-1-306.5 , which is renumbered from Section 17B-2a-906 is
             2503      renumbered and amended to read:
             2504           [17B-2a-906].     17B-1-306.5. Dividing a local district into divisions.
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     upon a vote of two-thirds of the members of the board, divide the [service area] local district
             2507      into divisions so that some or all of the members of the board of trustees may be elected by
             2508      division rather than at large.
             2509          (2) Before dividing a [service area] local district into divisions under Subsection (1) or
             2510      before changing the boundaries of divisions already established, the board of trustees shall:
             2511          (a) prepare a proposal that describes the boundaries of the proposed divisions; and
             2512          (b) hold a public hearing at which any interested person may appear and speak for or
             2513      against the proposal.
             2514          (3) (a) The board of trustees shall review the division boundaries at least every ten
             2515      years.
             2516          (b) Except for changes in the divisions necessitated by annexations to or withdrawals
             2517      from the [service area] local district, the boundaries of divisions established under Subsection
             2518      (1) may not be changed more often than every five years.
             2519          (c) Changes to the boundaries of divisions already established under Subsection (1) are
             2520      not subject to the two-thirds vote requirement of Subsection (1).
             2521          Section 36. Section 17B-1-312 is amended to read:
             2522           17B-1-312. Training for board members.
             2523          (1) Each member of a board of trustees of a local district, elected or appointed on or
             2524      after May 3, 1999, should, within one year after taking office, complete the training described
             2525      in Subsection (2).
             2526          (2) In conjunction with the Utah Association of Special Districts, the state auditor
             2527      shall:
             2528          (a) develop a training curriculum for the members of local district boards; and
             2529          (b) with the assistance of other state offices and departments the state auditor considers
             2530      appropriate and at times and locations established by the state auditor, carry out the training of
             2531      members of local district boards.
             2532          (3) (a) A local district board of trustees may compensate each member of the board up
             2533      to $100 per day for each day of training described in Subsection (2) that the member completes.
             2534          (b) The per diem amount authorized under Subsection (3)(a) is in addition to all other
             2535      amounts of compensation and expense reimbursement authorized under this chapter.
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     member more than once [in any consecutive two-year period] per year.
             2538          (4) The state auditor shall issue a certificate of completion to each board member that
             2539      completes the training described in Subsection (2).
             2540          Section 37. Section 17B-1-643 is amended to read:
             2541           17B-1-643. Imposing or increasing a fee for service provided by local district.
             2542          (1) (a) Before imposing a new fee or increasing an existing fee for a service provided
             2543      by a local district, each local district board of trustees shall first hold a public hearing at which
             2544      any interested person may speak for or against the proposal to impose a fee or to increase an
             2545      existing fee.
             2546          (b) Each public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be held in the evening beginning
             2547      no earlier than 6 p.m.
             2548          (c) A public hearing required under this Subsection (1) may be combined with a public
             2549      hearing on a tentative budget required under Section 17B-1-610 .
             2550          (d) Except to the extent that this section imposes more stringent notice requirements,
             2551      the local district board shall comply with Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act,
             2552      in holding the public hearing under Subsection (1)(a).
             2553          (2) (a) Each local district board shall give notice of a hearing under Subsection (1) as
             2554      provided in Subsection (2)(b)(i) or (ii).
             2555          (b) (i) (A) The notice required under Subsection (2)(a) shall be published in a
             2556      newspaper or combination of newspapers of general circulation in the local district, if there is a
             2557      newspaper or combination of newspapers of general circulation in the local district.
             2558          (B) The notice shall be no less than 1/4 page in size and the type used shall be no
             2559      smaller than 18 point, and surrounded by a 1/4-inch border.
             2560          (C) The notice may not be placed in that portion of the newspaper where legal notices
             2561      and classified advertisements appear.
             2562          (D) It is legislative intent that, whenever possible, the advertisement appear in a
             2563      newspaper that is published at least one day per week.
             2564          (E) It is further the intent of the Legislature that the newspaper or combination of
             2565      newspapers selected be of general interest and readership in the local district, and not of limited
             2566      subject matter.
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         (G) The notice shall state that the local district board intends to impose or increase a
             2569      fee for a service provided by the local district and will hold a public hearing on a certain day,
             2570      time, and place fixed in the notice, which shall be not less than seven days after the day the first
             2571      notice is published, for the purpose of hearing comments regarding the proposed imposition or
             2572      increase of a fee and to explain the reasons for the proposed imposition or increase.
             2573          (ii) (A) If there is no newspaper or combination of newspapers of general circulation in
             2574      the local district, the local district board shall post at least one notice per 1,000 population
             2575      within the local district, at places within the local district that are most likely to provide actual
             2576      notice to residents within the local district.
             2577          (B) Each notice under Subsection (2)(b)(ii)(A) shall comply with Subsection
             2578      (2)(b)(i)(G).
             2579          (c) (i) In lieu of providing notice under Subsection (2)(b), the local district board of
             2580      trustees may give the notice required under Subsection (2)(a) by mailing the notice to those
             2581      within the district who:
             2582          (A) will be charged the fee for a district service, if the fee is being imposed for the first
             2583      time; or
             2584          (B) are being charged a fee, if the fee is proposed to be increased.
             2585          (ii) Each notice under Subsection (2)(c)(i) shall comply with Subsection (2)(b)(i)(G).
             2586          (iii) A notice under Subsection (2)(c)(i) may accompany a district bill for an existing
             2587      fee.
             2588          (d) If the hearing required under this section is combined with the public hearing
             2589      required under Section 17B-1-610 , the notice requirement under this Subsection (2) is satisfied
             2590      if a notice that meets the requirements of Subsection (2)(b)(i)(G) is combined with the notice
             2591      required under Section 17B-1-609 .
             2592          (e) Proof that notice was given as provided in Subsection (2)(b) or (c) is prima facie
             2593      evidence that notice was properly given.
             2594          (f) If no challenge is made to the notice given of a hearing required by Subsection (1)
             2595      within 30 days after the date of the hearing, the notice is considered adequate and proper.
             2596          (3) After holding a public hearing under Subsection (1), a local district board may:
             2597          (a) impose the new fee or increase the existing fee as proposed;
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     then impose the new fee or increase the existing fee as adjusted; or
             2600          (c) decline to impose the new fee or increase the existing fee.
             2601          (4) This section applies to each new fee imposed and each increase of an existing fee
             2602      that occurs on or after July 1, 1998.
             2603          (5) (a) This section does not apply to an impact fee.
             2604          (b) The imposition or increase of an impact fee is governed by Title 11, Chapter 36,
             2605      Impact Fees Act.
             2606          Section 38. Section 17B-1-1002 is amended to read:
             2607           17B-1-1002. Limit on local district property tax levy -- Exclusions.
             2608          (1) The rate at which a local district levies a property tax for district operation and
             2609      maintenance expenses on the taxable value of taxable property within the district may not
             2610      exceed:
             2611          (a) .0008, for a basic local district;
             2612          (b) .0004, for a cemetery maintenance district;
             2613          (c) .0004, for a drainage district;
             2614          (d) .0008, for a fire protection district;
             2615          (e) .0008, for an improvement district;
             2616          (f) .0005, for a metropolitan water district;
             2617          (g) .0004, for a mosquito abatement district;
             2618          (h) .0004, for a public transit district;
             2619          (i) (i) .0023, for a service area that:
             2620          (A) is located in a county of the first or second class; and
             2621          (B) provides fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services; or
             2622          (ii) .0014, for each other service area; or
             2623          (j) the rates provided in Section 17B-2a-1006 , for a water conservancy district.
             2624          (2) Property taxes levied by a local district are excluded from the limit applicable to
             2625      that district under Subsection (1) if the taxes are:
             2626          (a) levied under Section 17B-1-1103 by a local district, other than a water conservancy
             2627      district, to pay principal of and interest on general obligation bonds issued by the district;
             2628          (b) levied to pay debt and interest owed to the United States; or
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     public cooperative or private entity from which the district procures water.
             2631          Section 39. Section 17B-1-1101 is amended to read:
             2632           17B-1-1101. Provisions applicable to a local district's issuance of bonds.
             2633          Subject to the provisions of this part:
             2634          (1) each local district that issues bonds shall:
             2635          (a) issue them as provided in, as applicable:
             2636          (i) Title 11, Chapter 14, Local Government Bonding Act; [and] or
             2637          (ii) Title 11, Chapter 42, Assessment Area Act; and
             2638          (b) receive the benefits of Title 11, Chapter 30, Utah Bond Validation Act; and
             2639          (2) each local district that issues refunding bonds shall issue them as provided in Title
             2640      11, Chapter 27, Utah Refunding Bond Act.
             2641          Section 40. Section 17B-1-1103 is amended to read:
             2642           17B-1-1103. Levy to pay for general obligation bonds.
             2643          (1) (a) If a district has issued general obligation bonds, or expects to have debt service
             2644      payments due on general obligation bonds during the current year, the district's board of
             2645      trustees may make an annual levy of ad valorem property taxes in order to:
             2646          (i) pay the principal of and interest on the general obligation bonds;
             2647          (ii) establish a sinking fund for defaults and future debt service on the general
             2648      obligation bonds; and
             2649          (iii) establish a reserve to secure payment of the general obligation bonds.
             2650          (b) A levy under Subsection (1)(a) is:
             2651          (i) for a water conservancy district, subject to the limit stated in Section 17B-2a-1006 ;
             2652      and
             2653          (ii) for each other local district, without limitation as to rate or amount.
             2654          (2) (a) Each district that levies a tax under Subsection (1) shall:
             2655          (i) levy the tax as a separate and special levy for the specific purposes stated in
             2656      Subsection (1); and
             2657          (ii) apply the proceeds from the levy solely for the purpose of paying the principal of
             2658      and interest on the general obligation bonds, even though the proceeds may be used to establish
             2659      or replenish a sinking fund under Subsection (1)[(b)](a)(ii) or a reserve under Subsection
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         (b) A levy under Subsection (2)(a) is not subject to a priority in favor of a district
             2662      obligation in existence at the time the bonds were issued.
             2663          Section 41. Section 17B-1-1104 is amended to read:
             2664           17B-1-1104. Pledge of revenues to pay for bonds.
             2665          Bonds may be payable from and secured by the pledge of all or any specified part of:
             2666          (1) the revenues to be derived by the district from providing its services and from the
             2667      operation of its facilities and other properties;
             2668          (2) sales and use taxes, property taxes, and other taxes;
             2669          (3) federal, state, or local grants; [and]
             2670          (4) in the case of special assessment bonds, the special assessments pledged to repay
             2671      the special assessment bonds; and
             2672          [(4)] (5) other money legally available to the district.
             2673          Section 42. Section 17B-2a-404 is amended to read:
             2674           17B-2a-404. Improvement district board of trustees.
             2675          (1) As used in this section:
             2676          (a) "County district" means an improvement district that does not include within its
             2677      boundaries any territory of a municipality.
             2678          (b) "County member" means a member of a board of trustees of a county district.
             2679          (c) "Electric district" means an improvement district that was created for the purpose of
             2680      providing electric service.
             2681          (d) "Included municipality" means a municipality whose boundaries are entirely
             2682      contained within but do not coincide with the boundaries of an improvement district.
             2683          (e) "Municipal district" means an improvement district whose boundaries coincide
             2684      with the boundaries of a single municipality.
             2685          (f) "Regular district" means an improvement district that is not a county district,
             2686      electric district, or municipal district.
             2687          (g) "Remaining area"means the area of a regular district that:
             2688          (i) is outside the boundaries of an included municipality; and
             2689          (ii) includes the area of an included municipality whose legislative body elects, under
             2690      Subsection (4)(a)(i)(B), not to appoint a member to the board of trustees of the regular district.
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     district who is appointed, or, if applicable, elected to represent the remaining area of the
             2693      district.
             2694          (2) The legislative body of the municipality included within a municipal district may:
             2695          (a) elect, at the time of the creation of the district, to be the board of trustees of the
             2696      district; and
             2697          (b) adopt at any time a resolution providing for:
             2698          (i) the election of board of trustees members, as provided in Section 17B-1-306 ; or
             2699          (ii) the appointment of board of trustees members, as provided in Section 17B-1-304 .
             2700          (3) The legislative body of a county whose unincorporated area is partly or completely
             2701      within a county district may:
             2702          (a) elect, at the time of the creation of the district, to be the board of trustees of the
             2703      district; and
             2704          (b) adopt at any time a resolution providing for:
             2705          (i) the election of board of trustees members, as provided in Section 17B-1-306 ; or
             2706          (ii) the appointment of board of trustees members, as provided in Section 17B-1-304 .
             2707          (4) (a) (i) [(A)] Except as provided in [Subsections] Subsection (4)(a)[(i)(B) and] (ii),
             2708      the legislative body of each included municipality shall each appoint one member to the board
             2709      of trustees of a regular district.
             2710          [(B)] (ii) The legislative body of an included municipality may elect not to appoint a
             2711      member to the board under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(A).
             2712          [(ii) If municipalities are combined under Subsection (6)(b)(i), the legislative bodies of
             2713      the combined municipalities shall collectively appoint one member to the board of trustees, as
             2714      provided in Section 17B-1-304 .]
             2715          (b) Except as provided in Subsection (5), the legislative body of each county whose
             2716      boundaries include a remaining area shall appoint all other members to the board of trustees of
             2717      a regular district.
             2718          (5) Each remaining area member of a regular district and each county member of a
             2719      county district shall be elected, as provided in Section 17B-1-306 , if:
             2720          (a) the petition or resolution initiating the creation of the district provides for remaining
             2721      area or county members to be elected;
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         (c) for a regular district, an included municipality elects, under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(B),
             2724      not to appoint a member to the board of trustees; or
             2725          (d) (i) at least 90 days before the municipal general election, a petition is filed with the
             2726      district's board of trustees requesting remaining area members or county members, as the case
             2727      may be, to be elected; and
             2728          (ii) the petition is signed by registered voters within the remaining area or county
             2729      district, as the case may be, equal in number to at least 10% of the number of registered voters
             2730      within the remaining area or county district, respectively, who voted in the last gubernatorial
             2731      election.
             2732          (6) [(a)] Subject to Section 17B-1-302 , the number of members of a board of trustees
             2733      of a regular district shall be:
             2734          [(i)] (a) the number of included municipalities within the district, if:
             2735          [(A)] (i) the number is an odd number; and
             2736          [(B)] (ii) the district does not include a remaining area;
             2737          [(ii)] (b) the number of included municipalities plus one, if the number of included
             2738      municipalities within the district is even; S. and .S
             2739          [(iii)] (c) the number of included municipalities plus two, if:
             2740          [(A)] (i) the number of included municipalities is odd; and
             2741          [(B)] (ii) the district includes a remaining area.
             2742          [(b) (i) If the number of board members under Subsection (6)(a) exceeds nine, then,
             2743      except as provided in Subsection (6)(b)(ii):]
             2744          [(A) the number of members shall be nine; and]
             2745          [(B) the least populated included municipalities shall be combined for purposes of
             2746      representation to the extent necessary to result in nine members.]
             2747          [(ii) Application of Subsection (6)(b)(i) may not cause an included municipality to lose
             2748      its separate representation on the board until the end of the term of the board member
             2749      appointed by that municipality.]
             2750          (7) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (7)(b), each remaining area member of the
             2751      board of trustees of a regular district shall reside within the remaining area.
             2752          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (7)(a), if the population of the remaining area is less
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     district at large.
             2755          (8) If the election of remaining area or county members of the board of trustees is
             2756      required because of a bond election, as provided in Subsection (5)(b):
             2757          (a) a person may file a declaration of candidacy if:
             2758          (i) the person resides within:
             2759          (A) the remaining area, for a regular district; or
             2760          (B) the county district, for a county district; and
             2761          (ii) otherwise qualifies as a candidate;
             2762          (b) the board of trustees shall, if required, provide a ballot separate from the bond
             2763      election ballot, containing the names of candidates and blanks in which a voter may write
             2764      additional names; and
             2765          (c) the election shall otherwise be governed by Title 20A, Election Code.
             2766          (9) (a) (i) This Subsection (9) applies to the board of trustees members of an electric
             2767      district.
             2768          (ii) Subsections (2) through (8) do not apply to an electric district.
             2769          (b) The legislative body of the county in which an electric district is located may
             2770      appoint the initial board of trustees of the electric district as provided in Section 17B-1-304 .
             2771          (c) After the initial board of trustees is appointed as provided in Subsection (9)(b), each
             2772      member of the board of trustees of an electric district shall be elected by persons using
             2773      electricity from and within the district.
             2774          (d) Each member of the board of trustees of an electric district shall be a user of
             2775      electricity from the district and, if applicable, the division of the district from which elected.
             2776          (e) The board of trustees of an electric district may be elected from geographic
             2777      divisions within the district.
             2778          (f) A municipality within an electric district is not entitled to automatic representation
             2779      on the board of trustees.
             2780          Section 43. Section 17B-2a-405 is amended to read:
             2781           17B-2a-405. Board of trustees of certain sewer improvement districts.
             2782          (1) As used in this section:
             2783          (a) "Jurisdictional boundaries" means:
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         (A) the area of the unincorporated part of the county that is included within a sewer
             2786      improvement district; and
             2787          (B) the area of each nonappointing municipality that is included within the sewer
             2788      improvement district; and
             2789          (ii) for a qualified municipality, the boundaries that include the area of the municipality
             2790      that is included within a sewer improvement district.
             2791          (b) "Nonappointing municipality" means a municipality that:
             2792          (i) is partly included within a sewer improvement district; and
             2793          (ii) is not a qualified municipality.
             2794          (c) "Qualified county" means a county:
             2795          (i) some or all of whose unincorporated area is included within a sewer improvement
             2796      district; or
             2797          (ii) which includes within its boundaries a nonappointing municipality.
             2798          (d) "Qualified county member" means a member of a board of trustees of a sewer
             2799      improvement district appointed under Subsection (3)(a)(ii).
             2800          (e) "Qualified municipality" means a municipality that is partly or entirely included
             2801      within a sewer improvement district that includes:
             2802          (i) all of the municipality that is capable of receiving sewage treatment service from the
             2803      sewer improvement district; and
             2804          (ii) more than half of:
             2805          (A) the municipality's land area; or
             2806          (B) the assessed value of all private real property within the municipality.
             2807          (f) "Qualified municipality member" means a member of a board of trustees of a sewer
             2808      improvement district appointed under Subsection (3)(a)(i).
             2809          (g) "Sewer improvement district" means an improvement district that:
             2810          (i) provides sewage collection, treatment, and disposal service; and
             2811          (ii) made an election before 1954 under [Chapter 29,] Laws of Utah 1953, Chapter 29,
             2812      to enable it to continue to appoint its board of trustees members as provided in this section.
             2813          (2) (a) Notwithstanding Section 17B-2a-404 , the board of trustees members of a sewer
             2814      improvement district shall be appointed as provided in this section.
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     under Subsection (1)(d)(ii) and become subject to the provisions of Section 17B-2a-404 only
             2817      by the unanimous vote of all members of the sewer improvement district's board of trustees at a
             2818      time when there is no vacancy on the board.
             2819          (3) (a) The board of trustees of each sewer improvement district shall consist of:
             2820          (i) at least one person but not more than three persons appointed by the mayor of each
             2821      qualified municipality, with the consent of the legislative body of that municipality; and
             2822          (ii) at least one person but not more than three persons appointed by:
             2823          (A) the county executive, with the consent of the county legislative body, for a
             2824      qualified county operating under a county executive-council form of county government; or
             2825          (B) the county legislative body, for each other qualified county.
             2826          (b) Each qualified county member appointed under Subsection (3)(a)(ii) shall represent
             2827      the area within the jurisdictional boundaries of the qualified county.
             2828          (4) Notwithstanding Subsection 17B-1-302 (2), the number of board of trustees
             2829      members of a sewer improvement district shall be the number that results from application of
             2830      Subsection (3)(a).
             2831          (5) Except as provided in this section, an appointment to the board of trustees of a
             2832      sewer improvement district is governed by Section 17B-1-304 .
             2833          (6) A quorum of a board of trustees of a sewer improvement district consists of
             2834      members representing more than 50% of the total number of qualified county and qualified
             2835      municipality votes under Subsection (7).
             2836          (7) (a) Subject to Subsection (7)(b), each qualified county and each qualified
             2837      municipality is entitled to one vote on the board of trustees of a sewer improvement district for
             2838      each $10,000,000, or fractional part larger than 1/2 of that amount, of assessed valuation of
             2839      private real property taxable for district purposes within the respective jurisdictional
             2840      boundaries, as shown by the assessment records of the county and evidenced by a certificate of
             2841      the county auditor.
             2842          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (7)(a), each qualified county and each qualified
             2843      municipality shall have at least one vote.
             2844          (8) If a qualified county or qualified municipality appoints more than one board
             2845      member, all the votes to which the qualified county or qualified municipality is entitled under
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     qualified county members or qualified municipal members, respectively, present at a meeting
             2848      of the board of trustees.
             2849          Section 44. Section 17B-2a-406 is amended to read:
             2850           17B-2a-406. Improvement districts providing electric service -- Public Service
             2851      Commission jurisdiction -- Exceptions.
             2852          (1) (a) An improvement district that provides electric service as authorized under
             2853      Subsection 17B-2a-403 (1)(a)(iv) :
             2854          (i) is a public utility and subject to the jurisdiction of the Public Service
             2855      Commission.
             2856          (ii) may include only an area where:
             2857          (A) no retail electricity has been provided to commercial, industrial, residential, and
             2858      other users of electricity from an investor-owned utility within any part of an area certificated
             2859      by the Public Service Commission or an area adjacent to that area, municipal agency, or
             2860      electric cooperative within the five years immediately preceding September 1, 1985; and
             2861          (B) electric service is provided to at least one user of electricity within the electric
             2862      service district as of September 1, 1985; and
             2863          (iii) shall have filed an application for certification and received approval by the Public
             2864      Service Commission by September 1, 1986.
             2865          (b) Nothing in this part may be construed to give the Public Service Commission
             2866      jurisdiction over:
             2867          (i) an improvement district, other than an improvement district that provides electric
             2868      service as authorized under Subsection 17B-2a-403 (1)(a)(iv); or
             2869          (ii) a municipality or an association of municipalities organized under Title 11, Chapter
             2870      13, Interlocal Cooperation Act.
             2871          (c) Before an improvement district providing electric service serves any customer, the
             2872      improvement district shall obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the
             2873      Public Service Commission.
             2874          (2) (a) Section 54-7-12 does not apply to rate changes of an improvement district that
             2875      provides electric service as authorized under Subsection 17B-2a-403 (1)(a)(iv) if:
             2876          (i) the district is organized for the purpose of distributing electricity to customers
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         (ii) the schedule of new rates or other change that results in new rates has been
             2879      approved by the board of trustees of the district;
             2880          (iii) prior to the implementation of any rate increases, the district first holds a public
             2881      meeting for all its customers to whom mailed notice of the meeting is sent at least ten days
             2882      prior to the meeting; and
             2883          (iv) the district has filed the schedule of new rates or other change with the Public
             2884      Service Commission.
             2885          (b) The Public Service Commission shall make the district's schedule of new rates or
             2886      other change available for public inspection.
             2887          Section 45. Section 17B-2a-804 is amended to read:
             2888           17B-2a-804. Additional public transit district powers.
             2889          (1) In addition to the powers conferred on a public transit district under Section
             2890      17B-1-103 , a public transit district may:
             2891          (a) provide a public transit system for the transportation of passengers and their
             2892      incidental baggage;
             2893          (b) notwithstanding Subsection 17B-1-103 (2)[(i)](g) and subject to Section
             2894      17B-2a-817 , levy and collect property taxes only for the purpose of paying:
             2895          (i) principal and interest of bonded indebtedness of the public transit district; or
             2896          (ii) a final judgment against the public transit district if:
             2897          (A) the amount of the judgment exceeds the amount of any collectable insurance or
             2898      indemnity policy; and
             2899          (B) the district is required by a final court order to levy a tax to pay the judgment;
             2900          (c) insure against:
             2901          (i) loss of revenues from damage to or destruction of some or all of a public transit
             2902      system from any cause;
             2903          (ii) public liability;
             2904          (iii) property damage; or
             2905          (iv) any other type of event, act, or omission;
             2906          (d) acquire, contract for, lease, construct, own, operate, control, or use:
             2907          (i) a right-of-way, rail line, monorail, bus line, station, platform, switchyard, terminal,
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         (ii) any structure necessary for access by persons and vehicles;
             2910          (e) (i) hire, lease, or contract for the supplying or management of a facility, operation,
             2911      equipment, service, employee, or management staff of an operator; and
             2912          (ii) provide for a sublease or subcontract by the operator upon terms that are in the
             2913      public interest;
             2914          (f) operate feeder bus lines and other feeder services as necessary;
             2915          (g) accept a grant, contribution, or loan, directly through the sale of securities or
             2916      equipment trust certificates or otherwise, from the United States, or from a department,
             2917      instrumentality, or agency of the United States, to:
             2918          (i) establish, finance, construct, improve, maintain, or operate transit facilities and
             2919      equipment; or
             2920          (ii) study and plan transit facilities in accordance with any legislation passed by
             2921      Congress;
             2922          (h) cooperate with and enter into an agreement with the state or an agency of the state
             2923      to establish transit facilities and equipment or to study or plan transit facilities;
             2924          (i) issue bonds as provided in and subject to Chapter 1, Part 11, Local District Bonds,
             2925      to carry out the purposes of the district;
             2926          (j) from bond proceeds or any other available funds, reimburse the state or an agency of
             2927      the state for an advance or contribution from the state or state agency; and
             2928          (k) do anything necessary to avail itself of any aid, assistance, or cooperation available
             2929      under federal law, including complying with labor standards and making arrangements for
             2930      employees required by the United States or a department, instrumentality, or agency of the
             2931      United States.
             2932          (2) A public transit district may be funded from any combination of federal, state, or
             2933      local funds.
             2934          (3) A public transit district may not acquire property by eminent domain.
             2935          Section 46. Section 17B-2a-813 is amended to read:
             2936           17B-2a-813. Rights, benefits, and protective conditions for employees of a public
             2937      transit district -- Strike prohibited -- Employees of an acquired transit system.
             2938          (1) The rights, benefits, and other employee protective conditions and remedies of
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     determined by the Secretary of Labor, apply to[: (a)] a public transit district's establishment and
             2941      operation of a public transit service or system[; and].
             2942          [(b) a lease, contract, or other arrangement that a public transit district enters into for
             2943      the operation of a public transit service or system.]
             2944          (2) (a) Employees of a public transit system established and operated by a public transit
             2945      district have the right to:
             2946          (i) self-organization;
             2947          (ii) form, join, or assist labor organizations; and
             2948          (iii) bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing.
             2949          (b) Employees of a public transit district and labor organizations may not join in a
             2950      strike against the public transit system operated by the public transit district.
             2951          (c) Each public transit district shall:
             2952          (i) recognize and bargain exclusively with any labor organization representing a
             2953      majority of the district's employees in an appropriate unit with respect to wages, salaries, hours,
             2954      working conditions, and welfare, pension, and retirement provisions; and
             2955          (ii) upon reaching agreement with the labor organization, enter into and execute a
             2956      written contract incorporating the agreement.
             2957          (3) If a public transit district acquires an existing public transit system:
             2958          (a) all employees of the acquired system who are necessary for the operation of the
             2959      acquired system, except executive and administrative officers and employees, shall be:
             2960          (i) transferred to and appointed employees of the acquiring public transit district; and
             2961          (ii) given sick leave, seniority, vacation, and pension or retirement credits in
             2962      accordance with the acquired system's records;
             2963          (b) members and beneficiaries of a pension or retirement plan or other program of
             2964      benefits that the acquired system has established shall continue to have rights, privileges,
             2965      benefits, obligations, and status with respect to that established plan or program; and
             2966          (c) the public transit district may establish, amend, or modify, by agreement with
             2967      employees or their authorized representatives, the terms, conditions, and provisions of a
             2968      pension or retirement plan or of an amendment or modification of a pension or retirement plan.
             2969          Section 47. Section 17B-2a-1005 is amended to read:
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             2972          (1) (a) Within 45 days after the creation of a water conservancy district as provided in
             2973      Section 17B-1-215 , the board of trustees shall be selected as provided in this Subsection (1).
             2974          (b) For a district located entirely within the boundaries of a single county, the county
             2975      legislative body of that county shall appoint each trustee.
             2976          (c) (i) For a district located in more than a single county, the governor, with the consent
             2977      of the Senate, shall appoint each trustee from nominees submitted as provided in this
             2978      Subsection (1)(c).
             2979          (ii) (A) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(c)(ii)(B), in a division composed solely of
             2980      municipalities, the legislative body of each municipality within the division shall submit two
             2981      nominees per trustee.
             2982          (B) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(c)(ii)(A), the legislative body of a municipality
             2983      may submit fewer than two nominees per trustee if the legislative body certifies in writing to
             2984      the governor that the legislative body is unable, after reasonably diligent effort, to identify two
             2985      nominees who are willing and qualified to serve as trustee.
             2986          (iii) (A) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(c)(iii)(B), in all other divisions, the
             2987      county legislative body of the county in which the division is located shall submit three
             2988      nominees per trustee.
             2989          (B) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(c)(iii)(A), the county legislative body may submit