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S.B. 111

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REVISOR'S STATUTE

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2008 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: John W. Hickman

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House Sponsor: Stephen H. Urquhart

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies parts of the Utah Code to make technical corrections including
             10      eliminating references to repealed provisions, making minor wording changes, updating
             11      cross references, and correcting numbering.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    modifies parts of the Utah Code to make technical corrections including eliminating
             15      references to repealed provisions, making minor wording changes, updating cross
             16      references, and correcting numbering.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          10-3-818, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 10
             24          11-13-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             25          11-42-411, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             26          11-42-605, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             27          13-21-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 61


             28          13-43-206, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 258
             29          16-4-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 367
             30          16-6a-1702, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             31          17-27a-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 188, 199, and 329
             32          17-27a-301, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254
             33          17-27a-306, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 78
             34          17-27a-307, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254
             35          17-27a-603, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 160 and 188
             36          17-52-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 241
             37          17-53-216, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 133
             38          19-2-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 176
             39          19-4-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 176
             40          19-5-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 176
             41          19-6-108.3, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 72
             42          31A-22-605.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 8
             43          31A-22-723, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 78
             44          31A-28-114, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 309
             45          31A-28-222, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 308
             46          34A-2-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 295
             47          41-8-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 201
             48          41-10-1, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             49          49-11-701, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 250
             50          53-2-402, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 328
             51          53-2-403, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 328
             52          53-3-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 201
             53          53-3-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapters 46, 201, and 293
             54          53-3-227, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 261
             55          53-5-711, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 13
             56          53A-1-408, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 259
             57          53A-11-910, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 161
             58          53A-17a-131.16, as repealed and reenacted by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 258


             59          53A-29-103, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter 73
             60          53B-2-107, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 315
             61          54-7-12.9, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 221
             62          57-1-5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 236
             63          57-1-21, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 177
             64          57-1-21.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 209
             65          58-1-501.5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 162
             66          58-37-5.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 33
             67          58-67-302.5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 73
             68          58-72-301, as repealed and reenacted by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 26
             69          58-72-501, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 90
             70          59-2-405.2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Fifth Special Session, Chapter 3
             71          59-7-116, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapters 169 and 300
             72          61-1-30, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1983, Chapter 284
             73          62A-4a-207, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 14
             74          63-34-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 282
             75          63-38c-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 122, 206, and 328
             76          63-55-253, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 386
             77          63-55b-153, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 216
             78          63-55b-163, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 306
             79          63-63a-8, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 326
             80          63-97-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 275
             81          63A-5-222, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 231
             82          63B-6-502, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 321
             83          73-10f-1, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 206
             84          73-12a-1, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             85          76-7-317.2, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter 288
             86          78-3-21, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapters 51 and 332
             87          78-23-4, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1981, Chapter 111
             88          78-30-8, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 196
             89          78-43-8, Utah Code Annotated 1953


             90      REPEALS:
             91          30-3-38, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 352
             92          53-2-102.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 245 and 328
             93     
             94      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             95          Section 1. Section 10-3-818 is amended to read:
             96           10-3-818. Salaries in municipalities.
             97          (1) The elective and statutory officers of municipalities shall receive such
             98      compensation for their services as the governing body may fix by ordinance adopting
             99      compensation or compensation schedules enacted after public hearing.
             100          (2) Upon its own motion the governing body may review or consider the compensation
             101      of any officer or officers of the municipality or a salary schedule applicable to any officer or
             102      officers of the city for the purpose of determining whether or not it should be adopted, changed,
             103      or amended. In the event that the governing body decides that the compensation or
             104      compensation schedules should be adopted, changed, or amended, it shall set a time and place
             105      for a public hearing at which all interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be heard.
             106          (3) Notice of the time, place, and purpose of the meeting shall be published at least
             107      seven days prior thereto by publication at least once in a newspaper published in the county
             108      within which the municipality is situated and generally circulated in the municipality. If there
             109      is no such newspaper then notice shall be given by posting this notice in three public places in
             110      the municipality.
             111          (4) After the conclusion of the public hearing, the governing body may enact an
             112      ordinance fixing, changing, or amending the compensation of any elective or appointive officer
             113      of the municipality or adopting a compensation schedule applicable to any officer or officers.
             114          (5) Any ordinance enacted before [Chapter 48,] Laws of Utah 1977, Chapter 48, by a
             115      municipality establishing a salary or compensation schedule for its elective or appointive
             116      officers and any salary fixed prior to [Chapter 48,] Laws of Utah 1977, Chapter 48, shall
             117      remain effective until the municipality has enacted an ordinance pursuant to the provisions of
             118      this chapter.
             119          (6) The compensation of all municipal officers shall be paid at least monthly out of the
             120      municipal treasury provided that municipalities having 1,000 or fewer population may by


             121      ordinance provide for the payment of its statutory officers less frequently. None of the
             122      provisions of this chapter shall be considered as limiting or restricting the authority to any
             123      municipality that has adopted or does adopt a charter pursuant to Utah Constitution, Article XI,
             124      Section 5, to determine the salaries of its elective and appointive officers or employees.
             125          Section 2. Section 11-13-103 is amended to read:
             126           11-13-103. Definitions.
             127          As used in this chapter:
             128          (1) "Additional project capacity" means electric generating capacity provided by a
             129      generating unit that first produces electricity on or after May 6, 2002 and that is constructed or
             130      installed at or adjacent to the site of a project that first produced electricity before May 6, 2002,
             131      regardless of whether:
             132          (a) the owners of the new generating unit are the same as or different from the owner of
             133      the project; and
             134          (b) the purchasers of electricity from the new generating unit are the same as or
             135      different from the purchasers of electricity from the project.
             136          (2) "Board" means the Permanent Community Impact Fund Board created by Section
             137      9-4-304 , and its successors.
             138          (3) "Candidate" means one or more of:
             139          (a) the state;
             140          (b) a county, municipality, school district, local district, special service district, or other
             141      political subdivision of the state; and
             142          (c) a prosecution district.
             143          (4) "Commercial project entity" means a project entity, defined in Subsection (12),
             144      that:
             145          (a) has no taxing authority; and
             146          (b) is not supported in whole or in part by and does not expend or disburse tax
             147      revenues.
             148          (5) "Direct impacts" means an increase in the need for public facilities or services that
             149      is attributable to the project or facilities providing additional project capacity, except impacts
             150      resulting from the construction or operation of a facility that is:
             151          (a) owned by an owner other than the owner of the project or of the facilities providing


             152      additional project capacity; and
             153          (b) used to furnish fuel, construction, or operation materials for use in the project.
             154          (6) "Electric interlocal entity" means an interlocal entity described in Subsection
             155      11-13-203 (3).
             156          (7) "Energy services interlocal entity" means an interlocal entity that is described in
             157      Subsection 11-13-203 (4).
             158          (8) (a) "Estimated electric requirements," when used with respect to a qualified energy
             159      services interlocal entity, includes any of the following that meets the requirements of
             160      Subsection (8)(b):
             161          (i) generation capacity;
             162          (ii) generation output; or
             163          (iii) an electric energy production facility.
             164          (b) An item listed in Subsection (8)(a) is included in "estimated electric requirements"
             165      if it is needed by the qualified energy services interlocal entity to perform the qualified energy
             166      services interlocal entity's contractual or legal obligations to any of its members.
             167          (9) "Interlocal entity" means:
             168          (a) a Utah interlocal entity, an electric interlocal entity, or an energy services interlocal
             169      entity; or
             170          (b) a separate legal or administrative entity created under Section 11-13-205 .
             171          (10) "Out-of-state public agency" means a public agency as defined in Subsection
             172      (13)(c), (d), or (e).
             173          (11) (a) "Project":
             174          (i) means an electric generation and transmission facility owned by a Utah interlocal
             175      entity or an electric interlocal entity; and
             176          (ii) includes fuel or fuel transportation facilities and water facilities owned by that Utah
             177      interlocal entity or electric interlocal entity and required for the generation and transmission
             178      facility.
             179          (b) "Project" includes a project entity's ownership interest in:
             180          (i) facilities that provide additional project capacity; and
             181          (ii) additional generating, transmission, fuel, fuel transportation, water, or other
             182      facilities added to a project.


             183          (12) "Project entity" means a Utah interlocal entity or an electric interlocal entity that
             184      owns a project.
             185          (13) "Public agency" means:
             186          (a) a city, town, county, school district, local district, special service district, or other
             187      political subdivision of the state;
             188          (b) the state or any department, division, or agency of the state;
             189          (c) any agency of the United States;
             190          (d) any political subdivision or agency of another state or the District of Columbia
             191      including any interlocal cooperation or joint powers agency formed under the authority of the
             192      law of the other state or the District of Columbia; and
             193          (e) any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community which is
             194      recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to
             195      Indians because of their status as Indians.
             196          (14) "Qualified energy services interlocal entity" means an energy services interlocal
             197      entity that at the time that the energy services interlocal entity acquires its interest in facilities
             198      providing additional project capacity has at least five members that are Utah public agencies.
             199          (15) "Utah interlocal entity":
             200          (a) means an interlocal entity described in Subsection 11-13-203 (2); and
             201          (b) includes a separate legal or administrative entity created under [Chapter 47,] Laws
             202      of Utah 1977, Chapter 47, Section 3, as amended.
             203          (16) "Utah public agency" means a public agency under Subsection (13)(a) or (b).
             204          Section 3. Section 11-42-411 is amended to read:
             205           11-42-411. Installment payment of assessments.
             206          (1) (a) In an assessment resolution or ordinance, the governing body may, subject to
             207      Subsection (1)(b), provide that some or all of the assessment be paid in installments over a
             208      period not to exceed 20 years from the effective date of the resolution or ordinance.
             209          (b) If an assessment resolution or ordinance provides that some or all of the assessment
             210      be paid in installments for a period exceeding ten years from the effective date of the resolution
             211      or ordinance, the governing body:
             212          (i) shall make a determination that:
             213          (A) the improvement for which the assessment is made has a reasonable useful life for


             214      the full period during which installments are to be paid; or
             215          (B) it would be in the best interests of the local entity and the property owners for
             216      installments to be paid for more than ten years; and
             217          (ii) may provide in the resolution or ordinance that no assessment is payable during
             218      some or all of the period ending three years after the effective date of the resolution or
             219      ordinance.
             220          (2) An assessment resolution or ordinance that provides for the assessment to be paid
             221      in installments may provide that the unpaid balance be paid over the period of time that
             222      installments are payable:
             223          (a) in substantially equal installments of principal; or
             224          (b) in substantially equal installments of principal and interest.
             225          (3) (a) Each assessment resolution or ordinance that provides for the assessment to be
             226      paid in installments shall, subject to Subsections (3)(b) and (c), provide that the unpaid balance
             227      of the assessment bear interest at a fixed rate, variable rate, or a combination of fixed and
             228      variable rates, as determined by the governing body, from the effective date of the resolution or
             229      ordinance or another date specified in the resolution or ordinance.
             230          (b) If the assessment is for operation and maintenance costs or for the costs of
             231      economic promotion activities:
             232          (i) a local entity may charge interest only from the date each installment is due; and
             233          (ii) the first installment of an assessment shall be due 15 days after the effective date of
             234      the assessment resolution or ordinance.
             235          (c) If an assessment resolution or ordinance provides for the unpaid balance of the
             236      assessment to bear interest at a variable rate, the assessment resolution or ordinance shall
             237      specify:
             238          (i) the basis upon which the rate is to be determined from time to time;
             239          (ii) the manner in which and schedule upon which the rate is to be adjusted; and
             240          (iii) a maximum rate that the assessment may bear.
             241          (4) Interest payable on assessments may include:
             242          (a) interest on assessment bonds;
             243          (b) ongoing local entity costs incurred for administration of the assessment area; and
             244          (c) any costs incurred with respect to:


             245          (i) securing a letter of credit or other instrument to secure payment or repurchase of
             246      bonds; or
             247          (ii) retaining a marketing agent or an indexing agent.
             248          (5) Interest imposed in an assessment resolution or ordinance shall be paid in addition
             249      to the amount of each installment annually or at more frequent intervals as provided in the
             250      assessment resolution or ordinance.
             251          (6) (a) Except for an assessment for operation and maintenance costs or for the costs of
             252      economic promotion activities, a property owner may pay some or all of the entire assessment
             253      without interest if paid within 25 days after the assessment resolution or ordinance takes effect.
             254          (b) After the 25-day period stated in Subsection (6)(a), a property owner may at any
             255      time prepay some or all of the assessment levied against the owner's property.
             256          (c) A local entity may require a prepayment of an installment to include:
             257          (i) an amount equal to the interest that would accrue on the assessment to the next date
             258      on which interest is payable on bonds issued in anticipation of the collection of the assessment;
             259      and
             260          (ii) the amount necessary, in the governing body's opinion or the opinion of the officer
             261      designated by the governing body, to assure the availability of money to pay:
             262          (A) interest that becomes due and payable on those bonds; and
             263          (B) any premiums that become payable on bonds that are called in order to use the
             264      money from the prepaid assessment installment.
             265          Section 4. Section 11-42-605 is amended to read:
             266           11-42-605. Local entity may authorize the issuance of assessment bonds -- Limit
             267      on amount of bonds -- Features of assessment bonds.
             268          (1) After the 25-day prepayment period under Subsection 11-42-411 (6) has passed or,
             269      if the 25-day prepayment period is waived under Section 11-42-104 , after the assessment
             270      resolution or ordinance takes effect, a local entity may authorize the issuance of bonds to pay
             271      the costs of improvements in an assessment area, and other related costs, against the funds that
             272      the local entity will receive because of an assessment in an assessment area.
             273          (2) The aggregate principal amount of bonds authorized under Subsection (1) may not
             274      exceed the unpaid balance of assessments at the end of the 25-day prepayment period under
             275      Subsection 11-42-411 [(5)](6).


             276          (3) Assessment bonds issued under this section:
             277          (a) are fully negotiable for all purposes;
             278          (b) shall mature at a time that does not exceed the period that installments of
             279      assessments in the assessment area are due and payable, plus one year;
             280          (c) shall bear interest at the lowest rate or rates reasonably obtainable;
             281          (d) may not be dated earlier than the effective date of the assessment ordinance;
             282          (e) shall be payable at the place, shall be in the form, and shall be sold in the manner
             283      and with the details that are provided in the resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds;
             284          (f) shall be issued, as the governing body determines:
             285          (i) in bearer form, with or without interest coupons attached; or
             286          (ii) in registered form as provided in Title 15, Chapter 7, Registered Public Obligations
             287      Act; and
             288          (g) provide that interest be paid semiannually, annually, or at another interval as
             289      specified by the governing body.
             290          (4) (a) A local entity may:
             291          (i) (A) provide that assessment bonds be callable for redemption before maturity; and
             292          (B) fix the terms and conditions of redemption, including the notice to be given and
             293      any premium to be paid;
             294          (ii) subject to Subsection (4)(b), require assessment bonds to bear interest at a fixed or
             295      variable rate, or a combination of fixed and variable rates;
             296          (iii) specify terms and conditions under which:
             297          (A) assessment bonds bearing interest at a variable interest rate may be converted to
             298      bear interest at a fixed interest rate; and
             299          (B) the local entity agrees to repurchase the bonds; and
             300          (iv) engage a remarketing agent and indexing agent, subject to the terms and conditions
             301      that the governing body agrees to;
             302          (v) include all costs associated with assessment bonds, including any costs resulting
             303      from any of the actions the local entity is authorized to take under this section, in an assessment
             304      levied under Section 11-42-401 .
             305          (b) If assessment bonds carry a variable interest rate, the local entity shall specify:
             306          (i) the basis upon which the variable rate is to be determined over the life of the bonds;


             307          (ii) the manner in which and schedule upon which the rate is to be adjusted; and
             308          (iii) a maximum rate that the bonds may carry.
             309          (5) (a) Nothing in this part may be construed to authorize the issuance of assessment
             310      bonds to pay for the cost of ordinary repairs to pavement, sewers, drains, curbing, gutters, or
             311      sidewalks.
             312          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (5)(a), a local entity may issue assessment bonds to
             313      pay for extraordinary repairs to pavement, sewers, drains, curbing, gutters, or sidewalk.
             314          (c) A local entity's governing body may define by resolution or ordinance what
             315      constitutes ordinary repairs and extraordinary repairs for purposes of this Subsection (5).
             316          (d) Nothing in this Subsection (5) may be construed to limit a local entity from levying
             317      an assessment within an assessment area to pay operation and maintenance costs as described
             318      in a notice under Section 11-42-402 .
             319          (6) If a local entity has issued bond anticipation notes under Section 11-42-602 in
             320      anticipation of assessment bonds that the local entity issues under this part, the local entity
             321      shall provide for the retirement of the bond anticipation notes contemporaneously with the
             322      issuance of the assessment bonds.
             323          Section 5. Section 13-21-2 is amended to read:
             324           13-21-2. Definitions -- Exemptions.
             325          As used in this chapter:
             326          (1) "Buyer" means an individual who is solicited to purchase or who purchases the
             327      services of a credit services organization.
             328          (2) "Credit reporting agency" means a person who, for a monetary fee, dues, or on a
             329      cooperative nonprofit basis, regularly engages in whole or in part in the practice of assembling
             330      or evaluating consumer credit information or other information on consumers for the purpose
             331      of furnishing consumer reports to third persons.
             332          (3) (a) "Credit services organization" means a person who represents [oneself] that the
             333      person or an employee [as] is a debt professional or credit counselor, or, with respect to the
             334      extension of credit by others, sells, provides, or performs, or represents that the person can or
             335      will sell, provide, or perform, in return for the payment of money or other valuable
             336      consideration any of the following services:
             337          (i) improving a buyer's credit record, history, or rating;


             338          (ii) providing advice, assistance, instruction, or instructional materials to a buyer with
             339      regard to Subsection (3)(a)(i); or
             340          (iii) debt reduction or debt management plans.
             341          (b) "Credit services organization" does not include:
             342          (i) a person authorized to make loans or extensions of credit under the laws of this state
             343      or the United States who is subject to regulation and supervision by this state or the United
             344      States and who derives at least 35% of the person's income from making loans and extensions
             345      of credit;
             346          (ii) a depository institution:
             347          (A) as defined in Section 7-1-103 ; or
             348          (B) that is regulated or supervised by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or the
             349      National Credit Union Administration;
             350          (iii) a person licensed as a real estate broker by this state if the person is acting within
             351      the course and scope of that license;
             352          (iv) a person licensed to practice law in this state if:
             353          (A) the person renders the services described in Subsection (3)(a) within the course and
             354      scope of the person's practice as an attorney; and
             355          (B) the services described in Subsection (3)(a) are incidental to the person's practice as
             356      an attorney;
             357          (v) a broker-dealer registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission or the
             358      Commodity Futures Trading Commission if the broker-dealer is acting within the course and
             359      scope of that regulation;
             360          (vi) a credit reporting agency if the services described in Subsection (3)(a) are
             361      incidental to the credit reporting agency's services; or
             362          (vii) a person who provides debt-management services and is required to be registered
             363      under Title 13, Chapter 42, Uniform Debt-Management Services Act.
             364          (4) "Extension of credit" means the right to defer payment of debt or to incur debt and
             365      defer its payment, offered or granted primarily for personal, family, or household purposes.
             366          Section 6. Section 13-43-206 is amended to read:
             367           13-43-206. Advisory opinion -- Process.
             368          (1) A request for an advisory opinion under Section 13-43-205 shall be:


             369          (a) filed with the Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman; and
             370          (b) accompanied by a filing fee of $150.
             371          (2) The Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman may establish policies providing for
             372      partial fee waivers for a person who is financially unable to pay the entire fee.
             373          (3) A person requesting an advisory opinion need not exhaust administrative remedies,
             374      including remedies described under Section 10-9a-801 or 17-27a-801 , before requesting an
             375      advisory opinion.
             376          (4) The Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman shall:
             377          (a) deliver notice of the request to opposing parties indicated in the request;
             378          (b) inquire of all parties if there are other necessary parties to the dispute; and
             379          (c) deliver notice to all necessary parties.
             380          (5) If a governmental entity is an opposing party, the Office of the Property Rights
             381      Ombudsman shall deliver the request in the manner provided for in Section [ 63-30d-301 ]
             382      63-30d-401 .
             383          (6) (a) The Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman shall promptly determine if the
             384      parties can agree to a neutral third party to issue an advisory opinion.
             385          (b) If no agreement can be reached within four business days after notice is delivered
             386      pursuant to Subsections (4) and (5), the Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman shall
             387      appoint a neutral third party to issue an advisory opinion.
             388          (7) All parties that are the subject of the request for advisory opinion shall:
             389          (a) share equally in the cost of the advisory opinion; and
             390          (b) provide financial assurance for payment that the neutral third party requires.
             391          (8) The neutral third party shall comply with the provisions of Section 78-31a-109 , and
             392      shall promptly:
             393          (a) seek a response from all necessary parties to the issues raised in the request for
             394      advisory opinion;
             395          (b) investigate and consider all responses; and
             396          (c) issue a written advisory opinion within 15 business days after the appointment of
             397      the neutral third party under Subsection (6)(b), unless:
             398          (i) the parties agree to extend the deadline; or
             399          (ii) the neutral third party determines that the matter is complex and requires additional


             400      time to render an opinion, which may not exceed 30 calendar days.
             401          (9) An advisory opinion shall include a statement of the facts and law supporting the
             402      opinion's conclusions.
             403          (10) (a) Copies of any advisory opinion issued by the Office of the Property Rights
             404      Ombudsman shall be delivered as soon as practicable to all necessary parties.
             405          (b) A copy of the advisory opinion shall be delivered to the government entity in the
             406      manner provided for in Section 63-30d-401 .
             407          (11) An advisory opinion issued by the Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman is
             408      not binding on any party to, nor admissible as evidence in, a dispute involving land use law
             409      except as provided in Subsection (12).
             410          (12) (a) If the same issue that is the subject of an advisory opinion is listed as a cause
             411      of action in litigation, and that cause of action is litigated on the same facts and circumstances
             412      and is resolved consistent with the advisory opinion, the substantially prevailing party on that
             413      cause of action may collect reasonable attorney fees and court costs pertaining to the
             414      development of that cause of action from the date of the delivery of the advisory opinion to the
             415      date of the court's resolution.
             416          (b) Nothing in this Subsection (12) is intended to create any new cause of action under
             417      land use law.
             418          (13) Unless filed by the local government, a request for an advisory opinion under
             419      Section 13-43-205 does not stay the progress of a land use application, or the effect of a land
             420      use decision.
             421          Section 7. Section 16-4-102 is amended to read:
             422           16-4-102. Definitions.
             423          As used in this chapter:
             424          (1) "Corporation" means a nonprofit corporation or a profit corporation.
             425          (2) "Nonprofit corporation" means a nonprofit corporation as defined in Section
             426      16-6a-102 .
             427          (3) "Profit corporation" means a corporation as defined in Section 16-10a-102 .
             428          (4) "Shares" means shares as defined in:
             429          (a) Section 16-6a-102 for a nonprofit corporation; and
             430          (b) Section 16-10a-102 for a profit corporation.


             431          (5) "Water company" means a corporation in which a shareholder has the right, based
             432      on the [shareholders] shareholder's shares, to receive a proportionate share of water delivered
             433      by the corporation.
             434          Section 8. Section 16-6a-1702 is amended to read:
             435           16-6a-1702. Application to foreign nonprofit corporations.
             436          (1) A foreign nonprofit corporation authorized to conduct affairs in this state on April
             437      30, 2001, is subject to this chapter, but is not required to obtain a new certificate of authority to
             438      conduct affairs under this chapter.
             439          (2) A foreign nonprofit corporation that is qualified to do business in this state under
             440      the provisions of Title 16, Chapter 8, which provisions were repealed by [Chapter 28,] Laws of
             441      Utah 1961, Chapter 28, shall be authorized to transact business in this state subject to all of the
             442      limitations, restrictions, liabilities, and duties prescribed in this chapter.
             443          (3) This chapter shall apply to all foreign nonprofit corporations sole qualified to do
             444      business in this state with respect to mergers and consolidations.
             445          Section 9. Section 17-27a-103 is amended to read:
             446           17-27a-103. Definitions.
             447          As used in this chapter:
             448          (1) "Affected entity" means a county, municipality, local district, special service
             449      district under Title 17A, Chapter 2, Part 13, Utah Special Service District Act, school district,
             450      interlocal cooperation entity established under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act,
             451      specified property owner, property owners association, public utility, or the Utah Department
             452      of Transportation, if:
             453          (a) the entity's services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             454      modification because of an intended use of land;
             455          (b) the entity has filed with the county a copy of the entity's general or long-range plan;
             456      or
             457          (c) the entity has filed with the county a request for notice during the same calendar
             458      year and before the county provides notice to an affected entity in compliance with a
             459      requirement imposed under this chapter.
             460          (2) "Appeal authority" means the person, board, commission, agency, or other body
             461      designated by ordinance to decide an appeal of a decision of a land use application or a


             462      variance.
             463          (3) "Billboard" means a freestanding ground sign located on industrial, commercial, or
             464      residential property if the sign is designed or intended to direct attention to a business, product,
             465      or service that is not sold, offered, or existing on the property where the sign is located.
             466          (4) "Charter school" includes:
             467          (a) an operating charter school;
             468          (b) a charter school applicant that has its application approved by a chartering entity in
             469      accordance with Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 5, The Utah Charter Schools Act; and
             470          (c) an entity who is working on behalf of a charter school or approved charter applicant
             471      to develop or construct a charter school building.
             472          (5) "Chief executive officer" means the person or body that exercises the executive
             473      powers of the county.
             474          (6) "Conditional use" means a land use that, because of its unique characteristics or
             475      potential impact on the county, surrounding neighbors, or adjacent land uses, may not be
             476      compatible in some areas or may be compatible only if certain conditions are required that
             477      mitigate or eliminate the detrimental impacts.
             478          (7) "Constitutional taking" means a governmental action that results in a taking of
             479      private property so that compensation to the owner of the property is required by the:
             480          (a) Fifth or Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States; or
             481          (b) Utah Constitution Article I, Section 22.
             482          (8) "Culinary water authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
             483      responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of the culinary water system and sources for
             484      the subject property.
             485          (9) (a) "Disability" means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one
             486      or more of a person's major life activities, including a person having a record of such an
             487      impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment.
             488          (b) "Disability" does not include current illegal use of, or addiction to, any federally
             489      controlled substance, as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C.
             490      802.
             491          (10) "Elderly person" means a person who is 60 years old or older, who desires or
             492      needs to live with other elderly persons in a group setting, but who is capable of living


             493      independently.
             494          (11) "Fire authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with responsibility
             495      to review and approve the feasibility of fire protection and suppression services for the subject
             496      property.
             497          (12) "Gas corporation" has the same meaning as defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             498          (13) "General plan" means a document that a county adopts that sets forth general
             499      guidelines for proposed future development of the unincorporated land within the county.
             500          (14) "Identical plans" means building plans submitted to a county that are substantially
             501      identical building plans that were previously submitted to and reviewed and approved by the
             502      county and describe a building that is:
             503          (a) located on land zoned the same as the land on which the building described in the
             504      previously approved plans is located; and
             505          (b) subject to the same geological and meteorological conditions and the same law as
             506      the building described in the previously approved plans.
             507          (15) "Interstate pipeline company" means a person or entity engaged in natural gas
             508      transportation subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under
             509      the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 717 et seq.
             510          (16) "Intrastate pipeline company" means a person or entity engaged in natural gas
             511      transportation that is not subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory
             512      Commission under the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 717 et seq.
             513          (17) "Land use application" means an application required by a county's land use
             514      ordinance.
             515          (18) "Land use authority" means a person, board, commission, agency, or other body
             516      designated by the local legislative body to act upon a land use application.
             517          (19) "Land use ordinance" means a planning, zoning, development, or subdivision
             518      ordinance of the county, but does not include the general plan.
             519          (20) "Land use permit" means a permit issued by a land use authority.
             520          (21) "Legislative body" means the county legislative body, or for a county that has
             521      adopted an alternative form of government, the body exercising legislative powers.
             522          (22) "Local district" means any entity under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local
             523      Government Entities - Local Districts, and any other governmental or quasi-governmental


             524      entity that is not a county, municipality, school district, or unit of the state.
             525          (23) "Lot line adjustment" means the relocation of the property boundary line in a
             526      subdivision between two adjoining lots with the consent of the owners of record.
             527          (24) "Moderate income housing" means housing occupied or reserved for occupancy
             528      by households with a gross household income equal to or less than 80% of the median gross
             529      income for households of the same size in the county in which the housing is located.
             530          (25) "Nominal fee" means a fee that reasonably reimburses a county only for time spent
             531      and expenses incurred in:
             532          (a) verifying that building plans are identical plans; and
             533          (b) reviewing and approving those minor aspects of identical plans that differ from the
             534      previously reviewed and approved building plans.
             535          (26) "Noncomplying structure" means a structure that:
             536          (a) legally existed before its current land use designation; and
             537          (b) because of one or more subsequent land use ordinance changes, does not conform
             538      to the setback, height restrictions, or other regulations, excluding those regulations that govern
             539      the use of land.
             540          (27) "Nonconforming use" means a use of land that:
             541          (a) legally existed before its current land use designation;
             542          (b) has been maintained continuously since the time the land use ordinance regulation
             543      governing the land changed; and
             544          (c) because of one or more subsequent land use ordinance changes, does not conform
             545      to the regulations that now govern the use of the land.
             546          (28) "Official map" means a map drawn by county authorities and recorded in the
             547      county recorder's office that:
             548          (a) shows actual and proposed rights-of-way, centerline alignments, and setbacks for
             549      highways and other transportation facilities;
             550          (b) provides a basis for restricting development in designated rights-of-way or between
             551      designated setbacks to allow the government authorities time to purchase or otherwise reserve
             552      the land; and
             553          (c) has been adopted as an element of the county's general plan.
             554          (29) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, organization, association,


             555      trust, governmental agency, or any other legal entity.
             556          (30) "Plan for moderate income housing" means a written document adopted by a
             557      county legislative body that includes:
             558          (a) an estimate of the existing supply of moderate income housing located within the
             559      county;
             560          (b) an estimate of the need for moderate income housing in the county for the next five
             561      years as revised biennially;
             562          (c) a survey of total residential land use;
             563          (d) an evaluation of how existing land uses and zones affect opportunities for moderate
             564      income housing; and
             565          (e) a description of the county's program to encourage an adequate supply of moderate
             566      income housing.
             567          (31) "Plat" means a map or other graphical representation of lands being laid out and
             568      prepared in accordance with Section 17-27a-603 , 17-23-17 , or 57-8-13 .
             569          (32) "Public hearing" means a hearing at which members of the public are provided a
             570      reasonable opportunity to comment on the subject of the hearing.
             571          (33) "Public meeting" means a meeting that is required to be open to the public under
             572      Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act.
             573          (34) "Receiving zone" means an unincorporated area of a county that the county's land
             574      use authority designates as an area in which an owner of land may receive transferrable
             575      development rights.
             576          (35) "Record of survey map" means a map of a survey of land prepared in accordance
             577      with Section 17-23-17 .
             578          (36) "Residential facility for elderly persons" means a single-family or multiple-family
             579      dwelling unit that meets the requirements of Section 17-27a-515 , but does not include a health
             580      care facility as defined by Section 26-21-2 .
             581          (37) "Residential facility for persons with a disability" means a residence:
             582          (a) in which more than one person with a disability resides; and
             583          (b) (i) is licensed or certified by the Department of Human Services under Title 62A,
             584      Chapter 2, Licensure of Programs and Facilities; or
             585          (ii) is licensed or certified by the Department of Health under Title 26, Chapter 21,


             586      Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act.
             587          (38) "Sanitary sewer authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
             588      responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of sanitary sewer services or onsite
             589      wastewater systems.
             590          (39) "Sending zone" means an unincorporated area of a county that the county's land
             591      use authority designates as an area from which an owner of land may transfer transferrable
             592      development rights to an owner of land in a receiving zone.
             593          (40) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
             594      telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             595          (41) "Street" means a public right-of-way, including a highway, avenue, boulevard,
             596      parkway, road, lane, walk, alley, viaduct, subway, tunnel, bridge, public easement, or other
             597      way.
             598          (42) (a) "Subdivision" means any land that is divided, resubdivided or proposed to be
             599      divided into two or more lots, parcels, sites, units, plots, or other division of land for the
             600      purpose, whether immediate or future, for offer, sale, lease, or development either on the
             601      installment plan or upon any and all other plans, terms, and conditions.
             602          (b) "Subdivision" includes:
             603          (i) the division or development of land whether by deed, metes and bounds description,
             604      devise and testacy, map, plat, or other recorded instrument; and
             605          (ii) except as provided in Subsection (42)(c), divisions of land for residential and
             606      nonresidential uses, including land used or to be used for commercial, agricultural, and
             607      industrial purposes.
             608          (c) "Subdivision" does not include:
             609          (i) a bona fide division or partition of agricultural land for agricultural purposes;
             610          (ii) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining properties adjusting their
             611      mutual boundary if:
             612          (A) no new lot is created; and
             613          (B) the adjustment does not violate applicable land use ordinances;
             614          (iii) a recorded document, executed by the owner of record:
             615          (A) revising the legal description of more than one contiguous unsubdivided parcel of
             616      property into one legal description encompassing all such parcels of property; or


             617          (B) joining a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that has not
             618      been subdivided, if the joinder does not violate applicable land use ordinances;
             619          (iv) a bona fide division or partition of land in a county other than a first class county
             620      for the purpose of siting, on one or more of the resulting separate parcels:
             621          (A) an unmanned facility appurtenant to a pipeline owned or operated by a gas
             622      corporation, interstate pipeline company, or intrastate pipeline company; or
             623          (B) an unmanned telecommunications, microwave, fiber optic, electrical, or other
             624      utility service regeneration, transformation, retransmission, or amplification facility; or
             625          (v) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining subdivided properties adjusting
             626      their mutual boundary if:
             627          (A) no new dwelling lot or housing unit will result from the adjustment; and
             628          (B) the adjustment will not violate any applicable land use ordinance.
             629          (d) The joining of a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that has
             630      not been subdivided does not constitute a subdivision under this Subsection (42) as to the
             631      unsubdivided parcel of property or subject the unsubdivided parcel to the county's subdivision
             632      ordinance.
             633          (43) "Township" means a contiguous, geographically defined portion of the
             634      unincorporated area of a county, established under this part or reconstituted or reinstated under
             635      Section 17-27a-306 , with planning and zoning functions as exercised through the township
             636      planning commission, as provided in this chapter, but with no legal or political identity
             637      separate from the county and no taxing authority, except that "township" means a former
             638      township under [Chapter 308,] Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter 308, where the context so
             639      indicates.
             640          (44) "Transferrable development right" means the entitlement to develop land within a
             641      sending zone that would vest according to the county's existing land use ordinances on the date
             642      that a completed land use application is filed seeking the approval of development activity on
             643      the land.
             644          (45) "Unincorporated" means the area outside of the incorporated area of a
             645      municipality.
             646          (46) "Zoning map" means a map, adopted as part of a land use ordinance, that depicts
             647      land use zones, overlays, or districts.


             648          Section 10. Section 17-27a-301 is amended to read:
             649           17-27a-301. Ordinance establishing planning commission required -- Exception --
             650      Ordinance requirements -- Township planning commission -- Compensation.
             651          (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(b), each county shall enact an ordinance
             652      establishing a countywide planning commission for the unincorporated areas of the county not
             653      within a township.
             654          (b) Subsection (1)(a) does not apply if all of the county is included within any
             655      combination of:
             656          (i) municipalities; and
             657          (ii) townships with their own planning commissions.
             658          (2) The ordinance shall define:
             659          (a) the number and terms of the members and, if the county chooses, alternate
             660      members;
             661          (b) the mode of appointment;
             662          (c) the procedures for filling vacancies and removal from office;
             663          (d) the authority of the planning commission; and
             664          (e) other details relating to the organization and procedures of the planning
             665      commission.
             666          (3) (a) If the county establishes a township planning commission, the county legislative
             667      body shall enact an ordinance defining appointment procedures, procedures for filling
             668      vacancies and removing members from office, and other details relating to the organization and
             669      procedures of each township planning commission.
             670          (b) The planning commission for each township shall consist of seven members who,
             671      except as provided in Subsection (3)(e), shall be appointed by:
             672          (i) in a county operating under a form of government in which the executive and
             673      legislative functions of the governing body are separated, the county executive with the advice
             674      and consent of the county legislative body; or
             675          (ii) in a county operating under a form of government in which the executive and
             676      legislative functions of the governing body are not separated, the county legislative body.
             677          (c) (i) Members shall serve four-year terms and until their successors are appointed or,
             678      as provided in Subsection (3)(e), elected and qualified.


             679          (ii) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (3)(c)(i) and except as provided in
             680      Subsection (3)(e), members of the first planning commissions shall be appointed so that, for
             681      each commission, the terms of at least one member and no more than two members expire each
             682      year.
             683          (d) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(d)(ii), each member of a township
             684      planning commission shall be a registered voter residing within the township.
             685          (ii) (A) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(d)(i), one member of a planning commission
             686      of a township reconstituted under [Chapter 389,] Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 389, or
             687      reinstated or established under Subsection 17-27a-306 (1)(e)(i) may be an appointed member
             688      who is a registered voter residing outside the township if that member:
             689          (I) is an owner of real property located within the township; and
             690          (II) resides within the county in which the township is located.
             691          (B) (I) Each appointee under Subsection (3)(d)(ii)(A) shall be chosen by the township
             692      planning commission from a list of three persons submitted by the county legislative body.
             693          (II) If the township planning commission has not notified the county legislative body of
             694      its choice under Subsection (3)(d)(ii)(B)(I) within 60 days of the township planning
             695      commission's receipt of the list, the county legislative body may appoint one of the three
             696      persons on the list or a registered voter residing within the township as a member of the
             697      township planning commission.
             698          (e) (i) The legislative body of each county in which a township reconstituted under
             699      [Chapter 389,] Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 389, or reinstated or established under Subsection
             700      17-27a-306 (1)(e)(i) is located shall enact an ordinance that provides for the election of at least
             701      three members of the planning commission of that township.
             702          (ii) The election of planning commission members under Subsection (3)(e)(i) shall
             703      coincide with the election of other county officers during even-numbered years.
             704      Approximately half the elected planning commission members shall be elected every four years
             705      during elections held on even-numbered years, and the remaining elected members shall be
             706      elected every four years on alternating even-numbered years.
             707          (f) (i) (A) The legislative body of each county in which a township reconstituted under
             708      [Chapter 389,] Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 389, or reinstated or established under Subsection
             709      17-27a-306 (1)(e)(i) is located shall enact an ordinance appointing each elected member of the


             710      planning and zoning board of the former township, established under [Chapter 308,] Laws of
             711      Utah 1996, Chapter 308, as a member of the planning commission of the reconstituted or
             712      reinstated township. Each member appointed under this subsection shall be considered an
             713      elected member.
             714          (B) (I) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(f)(i)(B)(II), the term of each member
             715      appointed under Subsection (3)(f)(i)(A) shall continue until the time that the member's term as
             716      an elected member of the former township planning and zoning board would have expired.
             717          (II) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(f)(i)(B)(I), the county legislative body may adjust
             718      the terms of the members appointed under Subsection (3)(f)(i)(A) so that the terms of those
             719      members coincide with the schedule under Subsection (3)(e)(ii) for elected members.
             720          (ii) Subject to Subsection (3)(f)(iii), the legislative body of a county in which a
             721      township reconstituted under [Chapter 389,] Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 389, or reinstated or
             722      established under Subsection 17-27a-306 (1)(e)(i) is located may enact an ordinance allowing
             723      each appointed member of the planning and zoning board of the former township, established
             724      under [Chapter 308,] Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter 308, to continue to hold office as a member
             725      of the planning commission of the reconstituted or reinstated township until the time that the
             726      member's term as a member of the former township's planning and zoning board would have
             727      expired.
             728          (iii) If a planning commission of a township reconstituted under [Chapter 389,] Laws
             729      of Utah 1997, Chapter 389, or reinstated or established under Subsection 17-27a-306 (1)(e)(i)
             730      has more than one appointed member who resides outside the township, the legislative body of
             731      the county in which that township is located shall, within 15 days of the effective date of this
             732      Subsection (3)(f)(iii), dismiss all but one of the appointed members who reside outside the
             733      township, and a new member shall be appointed under Subsection (3)(b) no later than August
             734      16, 1997, to fill the position of each dismissed member.
             735          (g) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(g)(ii), upon the appointment or election of
             736      all members of a township planning commission, each township planning commission under
             737      this section shall begin to exercise the powers and perform the duties provided in Section
             738      17-27a-302 with respect to all matters then pending that previously had been under the
             739      jurisdiction of the countywide planning commission or township planning and zoning board.
             740          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(g)(i), if the members of a former township


             741      planning and zoning board continue to hold office as members of the planning commission of
             742      the township planning district under an ordinance enacted under Subsection (3)(f), the
             743      township planning commission shall immediately begin to exercise the powers and perform the
             744      duties provided in Section 17-27a-302 with respect to all matters then pending that had
             745      previously been under the jurisdiction of the township planning and zoning board.
             746          (4) The legislative body may fix per diem compensation for the members of the
             747      planning commission, based on necessary and reasonable expenses and on meetings actually
             748      attended.
             749          Section 11. Section 17-27a-306 is amended to read:
             750           17-27a-306. Townships.
             751          (1) (a) (i) Subject to Subsection (1)(a)(ii), a county legislative body may, without
             752      having received a petition under Subsection (1)(b), enact an ordinance establishing a township
             753      within the unincorporated county or dividing the unincorporated county into townships.
             754          (ii) Before enacting an ordinance under Subsection (1)(a)(i), the county legislative
             755      body shall, after providing reasonable advance notice, hold a public hearing on the proposal to
             756      establish a township or to divide the unincorporated county into townships.
             757          (b) If 25% of the private real property owners in a contiguous area of the
             758      unincorporated county petition the county legislative body to establish a township for that area,
             759      the county legislative body shall:
             760          (i) hold a public hearing to discuss the petition;
             761          (ii) at least one week before the public hearing, publish notice of the petition and the
             762      time, date, and place of the public hearing at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in
             763      the county; and
             764          (iii) at the public hearing, consider oral and written testimony from the public and vote
             765      on the question of whether or not to establish a township.
             766          (c) If the county legislative body establishes a township pursuant to a petition, the
             767      members of the township planning commission shall be appointed as provided in Subsection
             768      17-27a-301 (3)(b) to perform the duties established in this part for the township.
             769          (d) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(e), each township shall:
             770          (i) contain:
             771          (A) at least 20% but not more than 80% of:


             772          (I) the total private land area in the unincorporated county; or
             773          (II) the total value of locally assessed taxable property in the unincorporated county; or
             774          (B) (I) in a county of the first, second, or third class, at least 5% of the total population
             775      of the unincorporated county; or
             776          (II) in a county of the fourth, fifth, or sixth class, at least 25% of the total population of
             777      the unincorporated county; or
             778          (ii) have been declared by the United States Census Bureau as a census designated
             779      place.
             780          (e) (i) (A) A township that was dissolved under [Chapter 389,] Laws of Utah 1997,
             781      Chapter 389, is reinstated as a township under this part with the same boundaries and name as
             782      before the dissolution, if the former township consisted of a single, contiguous land area.
             783          (B) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(e)(i)(A), a county legislative body may enact an
             784      ordinance establishing as a township under this part a former township that was dissolved
             785      under [Chapter 389,] Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 389, even though the former township does
             786      not qualify to be reinstated under Subsection (1)(e)(i)(A).
             787          (C) A township reinstated under Subsection (1)(e)(i)(A) or established under
             788      Subsection (1)(e)(i)(B) shall be subject to the provisions of this part.
             789          (ii) Each planning district established under [Chapter 225,] Laws of Utah 1995,
             790      Chapter 225, and each township planning district established under [Chapter 389,] Laws of
             791      Utah 1997, Chapter 389, shall continue in existence as a township, subject to the provisions of
             792      this part.
             793          (f) (i) After May 1, 2002, the legislative body of each county in which a township that
             794      has been reconstituted under [Chapter 389,] Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 389, or reinstated
             795      under Subsection (1)(e)(i) is located shall review the township and determine whether its
             796      continued existence is advisable.
             797          (ii) In conducting the review required under Subsection (1)(f)(i), the county legislative
             798      body shall hold a public hearing with reasonable, advance, published notice of the hearing and
             799      the purpose of the hearing.
             800          (iii) Each township that has been reconstituted under [Chapter 389,] Laws of Utah
             801      1997, Chapter 389, or reinstated or established under Subsection (1)(e)(i) and its planning
             802      commission shall continue in effect, unless, within 90 days after conducting the review and


             803      public hearing required under Subsections (1)(f)(i) and (ii), the county legislative body by
             804      ordinance dissolves the township and its planning commission.
             805          (g) A township established under this section on or after May 5, 1997, may use the
             806      word "township" in its name.
             807          (2) (a) If the county legislative body establishes a township without having received a
             808      petition, the county legislative body may:
             809          (i) assign to the countywide planning commission the duties established in this part that
             810      would have been assumed by a township planning commission designated under Subsection
             811      (2)(a)(ii); or
             812          (ii) designate a planning commission for the township.
             813          (b) (i) If the county legislative body fails to designate a planning commission for a
             814      township, 40% of the private real property owners in the area proposed to be included in the
             815      township, as shown by the last county assessment roll, may petition the county legislative body
             816      to designate and appoint a planning commission for the township.
             817          (ii) If the county legislative body determines that the petition is validly signed by 40%
             818      of the private real property owners in the township, as shown by the last county assessment
             819      roll, it shall designate and appoint a planning commission for the township.
             820          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(f)(iii), a county legislative body may
             821      dissolve township planning commissions created under the authority of this section only by
             822      following the procedures and requirements of this Subsection (3).
             823          (b) If 20% of the private real property owners in the county petition the county
             824      legislative body to dissolve township planning commissions and to appoint a countywide
             825      planning commission, the county legislative body shall:
             826          (i) hold a public hearing to discuss the petition;
             827          (ii) at least one week before the public hearing, publish notice of the petition and the
             828      time, date, and place of the public hearing at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in
             829      the county; and
             830          (iii) at the public hearing, consider oral and written testimony from the public and vote
             831      on the question of whether or not to dissolve township planning commissions and to appoint a
             832      countywide planning commission.
             833          (c) (i) If the county legislative body fails to dissolve township planning commissions


             834      and to appoint a countywide planning commission when petitioned to do so by private real
             835      property owners under this Subsection (3), 40% of private real property owners in the county,
             836      as shown by the last county assessment roll, may petition the county legislative body to
             837      dissolve the township planning commissions and to appoint a countywide planning
             838      commission.
             839          (ii) If the county legislative body determines that the petition is validly signed by 40%
             840      of private real property owners in the township, as shown by the last county assessment roll, it
             841      shall dissolve the township planning commissions and appoint a countywide planning
             842      commission.
             843          Section 12. Section 17-27a-307 is amended to read:
             844           17-27a-307. Certain township planning and zoning board dissolved.
             845          Except as provided in Subsection 17-27a-306 (1)(f), the planning and zoning board of
             846      each township formed before May 5, 1997, under [Chapter 308,] Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter
             847      308, is dissolved.
             848          Section 13. Section 17-27a-603 is amended to read:
             849           17-27a-603. Plat required when land is subdivided -- Approval of plat --
             850      Recording plat.
             851          (1) Unless exempt under Section 17-27a-605 or excluded from the definition of
             852      subdivision under Subsection 17-27a-103 [(39)](42), whenever any land is laid out and platted,
             853      the owner of the land shall provide an accurate plat that describes or specifies:
             854          (a) a name or designation of the subdivision that is distinct from any plat already
             855      recorded in the county recorder's office;
             856          (b) the boundaries, course, and dimensions of all of the parcels of ground divided, by
             857      their boundaries, course, and extent, whether the owner proposes that any parcel of ground is
             858      intended to be used as a street or for any other public use, and whether any such area is
             859      reserved or proposed for dedication for a public purpose;
             860          (c) the lot or unit reference, block or building reference, street or site address, street
             861      name or coordinate address, acreage or square footage for all parcels, units, or lots, and length
             862      and width of the blocks and lots intended for sale; and
             863          (d) every existing right-of-way and easement grant of record for underground facilities,
             864      as defined in Section 54-8a-2 , and for other utility facilities.


             865          (2) (a) Subject to Subsections (3), (4), and (5), if the plat conforms to the county's
             866      ordinances and this part and has been approved by the culinary water authority and the sanitary
             867      sewer authority, the county shall approve the plat.
             868          (b) Counties are encouraged to receive a recommendation from the fire authority before
             869      approving a plat.
             870          (3) The county may withhold an otherwise valid plat approval until the owner of the
             871      land provides the legislative body with a tax clearance indicating that all taxes, interest, and
             872      penalties owing on the land have been paid.
             873          (4) (a) The owner of the land shall acknowledge the plat before an officer authorized
             874      by law to take the acknowledgment of conveyances of real estate and shall obtain the signature
             875      of each individual designated by the county.
             876          (b) The surveyor making the plat shall certify that the surveyor:
             877          (i) holds a license in accordance with Title 58, Chapter 22, Professional Engineers and
             878      Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Act;
             879          (ii) has completed a survey of the property described on the plat in accordance with
             880      Section 17-23-17 and has verified all measurements; and
             881          (iii) has placed monuments as represented on the plat.
             882          (c) (i) As applicable, the owner or operator of the underground and utility facilities
             883      shall approve the:
             884          (A) boundary, course, dimensions, and intended use of the right-of-way and easement
             885      grants of record;
             886          (B) location of existing underground and utility facilities; and
             887          (C) conditions or restrictions governing the location of the facilities within the
             888      right-of-way, and easement grants of records, and utility facilities within the subdivision.
             889          (ii) The approval of an owner or operator under Subsection (4)(c)(i):
             890          (A) indicates only that the plat approximates the location of the existing underground
             891      and utility facilities but does not warrant or verify their precise location; and
             892          (B) does not affect a right that the owner or operator has under:
             893          (I) Title 54, Chapter 8a, Damage to Underground Utility Facilities;
             894          (II) a recorded easement or right-of-way;
             895          (III) the law applicable to prescriptive rights; or


             896          (IV) any other provision of law.
             897          (5) (a) After the plat has been acknowledged, certified, and approved, the owner of the
             898      land shall, within the time period designated by ordinance, record the plat in the county
             899      recorder's office in the county in which the lands platted and laid out are situated.
             900          (b) An owner's failure to record a plat within the time period designated by ordinance
             901      renders the plat voidable.
             902          Section 14. Section 17-52-201 is amended to read:
             903           17-52-201. Procedure for initiating adoption of optional plan -- Limitations --
             904      Pending proceedings.
             905          (1) An optional plan proposing an alternate form of government for a county may be
             906      adopted as provided in this chapter.
             907          (2) The process to adopt an optional plan establishing an alternate form of county
             908      government may be initiated by:
             909          (a) the county legislative body as provided in Section 17-52-202 ; or
             910          (b) registered voters of the county as provided in Section 17-52-203 .
             911          (3) (a) If the process to adopt an optional plan has been initiated under [Chapter 26,]
             912      Laws of Utah 1973, Chapter 26, Section 3, 4, or 5, or Section 17-52-202 or 17-52-203 , the
             913      county legislative body may not initiate the process again under Section 17-52-202 unless the
             914      earlier proceeding:
             915          (i) has been concluded by an affirmative or negative vote of registered voters; or
             916          (ii) has not been concluded but has been pending for at least two years.
             917          (b) A county legislative body may not initiate the process to adopt an optional plan
             918      under Section 17-52-202 within four years of an election at which voters approved or rejected
             919      an optional plan proposed as a result of a process initiated by the county legislative body.
             920          (c) Registered voters of a county may not initiate the process to adopt an optional plan
             921      under Section 17-52-203 within four years of an election at which voters approved or rejected
             922      an optional plan proposed as a result of a process initiated by registered voters.
             923          Section 15. Section 17-53-216 is amended to read:
             924           17-53-216. Business license fees and taxes -- Application information to be
             925      transmitted to the county assessor.
             926          (1) For the purpose of this section, "business" means any enterprise carried on for the


             927      purpose of gain or economic profit, except that the acts of employees rendering services to
             928      employers are not included in this definition.
             929          (2) The legislative body of a county may by ordinance provide for the licensing of
             930      businesses within the unincorporated areas of the county for the purpose of regulation and
             931      revenue.
             932          (3) All license fees and taxes shall be uniform in respect to the class upon which they
             933      are imposed.
             934          (4) The county business licensing agency shall transmit the information from each
             935      approved business license application to the county assessor within 60 days following the
             936      approval of the application.
             937          (5) This section may not be construed to enhance, diminish, or otherwise alter the
             938      taxing power of counties existing prior to the effective date of [Chapter 144,] Laws of Utah
             939      1988, Chapter 144.
             940          Section 16. Section 19-2-103 is amended to read:
             941           19-2-103. Members of board -- Appointment -- Terms -- Organization -- Per diem
             942      and expenses.
             943          (1) The board comprises 11 members, one of whom shall be the executive director and
             944      ten of whom shall be appointed by the governor with the consent of the Senate.
             945          (2) The members shall be knowledgeable of air pollution matters and shall be:
             946          (a) a practicing physician and surgeon licensed in the state not connected with industry;
             947          (b) a registered professional engineer who is not from industry;
             948          (c) a representative from municipal government;
             949          (d) a representative from county government;
             950          (e) a representative from agriculture;
             951          (f) a representative from the mining industry;
             952          (g) a representative from manufacturing;
             953          (h) a representative from the fuel industry; and
             954          (i) two representatives of the public not representing or connected with industry, at
             955      least one of whom represents organized environmental interests.
             956          (3) No more than five of the appointed members shall belong to the same political
             957      party.


             958          (4) The majority of the members may not derive any significant portion of their income
             959      from persons subject to permits or orders under this chapter. Any potential conflict of interest
             960      of any member or the executive secretary, relevant to the interests of the board, shall be
             961      adequately disclosed.
             962          (5) Members serving on the Air Conservation Committee created by [Chapter 126,]
             963      Laws of Utah 1981, Chapter 126, as amended, shall serve as members of the board throughout
             964      the terms for which they were appointed.
             965          (6) (a) Except as required by Subsection (6)(b), members shall be appointed for a term
             966      of four years.
             967          (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (6)(a), the governor shall, at the
             968      time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of
             969      board members are staggered so that approximately half of the board is appointed every two
             970      years.
             971          (7) [Members] A member may serve more than one term.
             972          (8) [Members] A member shall hold office until the expiration of their terms and until
             973      their successors are appointed, but not more than 90 days after the expiration of their terms.
             974          (9) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
             975      appointed for the unexpired term.
             976          (10) The board shall elect annually a chair and a vice chair from its members.
             977          (11) (a) The board shall meet at least quarterly, and special meetings may be called by
             978      the chair upon his own initiative, upon the request of the executive secretary, or upon the
             979      request of three members of the board.
             980          (b) Three days' notice shall be given to each member of the board prior to any meeting.
             981          (12) Six members constitute a quorum at any meeting, and the action of a majority of
             982      members present is the action of the board.
             983          (13) (a) (i) [Members] A member who [are] is not a government [employees] employee
             984      shall receive no compensation or benefits for [their] the member's services, but may receive per
             985      diem and expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties at the rates
             986      established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             987          (ii) [Members] A member may decline to receive per diem and expenses for [their] the
             988      member's service.


             989          (b) (i) [State] A state government officer and employee [members] member who [do]
             990      does not receive salary, per diem, or expenses from [their] the agency the member represents
             991      for [their] the member's service may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
             992      performance of [their] the member's official duties from the board at the rates established by
             993      the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             994          (ii) [State] A state government officer and employee [members] member may decline
             995      to receive per diem and expenses for [their] the member's service.
             996          (c) (i) [Local] A local government [members] member who [do] does not receive
             997      salary, per diem, or expenses from the entity that [they represent] the member represents for
             998      [their] the member's service may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the performance of
             999      [their] the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance under
             1000      Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             1001          (ii) [Local] A local government [members] member may decline to receive per diem
             1002      and expenses for [their] the member's service.
             1003          Section 17. Section 19-4-103 is amended to read:
             1004           19-4-103. Drinking Water Board -- Members -- Organization -- Meetings -- Per
             1005      diem and expenses.
             1006          (1) The board created under Section 19-1-106 comprises 11 members, one of whom is
             1007      the executive director and the remainder of whom shall be appointed by the governor with the
             1008      consent of the Senate.
             1009          (2) No more than five appointed members shall be from the same political party.
             1010          (3) The appointed members shall be knowledgeable about drinking water and public
             1011      water systems and shall represent different geographical areas within the state insofar as
             1012      practicable.
             1013          (4) The ten appointed members shall be appointed from the following areas:
             1014          (a) two elected officials of municipal government or their representatives involved in
             1015      management or operation of public water systems;
             1016          (b) two representatives of improvement districts, water conservancy districts, or
             1017      metropolitan water districts;
             1018          (c) one representative from an industry which manages or operates a public water
             1019      system;


             1020          (d) one registered professional engineer with expertise in civil or sanitary engineering;
             1021          (e) one representative from the state water research community or from an institution
             1022      of higher education which has comparable expertise in water research;
             1023          (f) two representatives of the public who do not represent other interests named in this
             1024      section and who do not receive, and have not received during the past two years, a significant
             1025      portion of their income, directly or indirectly, from suppliers; and
             1026          (g) one representative from a local health department.
             1027          (5) (a) Members of the Utah Safe Drinking Water Committee created by [Chapter 126,]
             1028      Laws of Utah 1981, Chapter 126, shall serve as members of the board throughout the terms for
             1029      which they were appointed.
             1030          (b) Except as required by Subsection (5)(c), as terms of current board members expire,
             1031      the governor shall appoint each new member or reappointed member to a four-year term.
             1032          (c) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (5)(b), the governor shall, at the
             1033      time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of
             1034      board members are staggered so that approximately half of the board is appointed every two
             1035      years.
             1036          (6) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
             1037      appointed for the unexpired term.
             1038          (7) Each member holds office until the expiration of the member's term, and until a
             1039      successor is appointed, but not for more than 90 days after the expiration of the term.
             1040          (8) The board shall elect annually a chair and a vice chair from its members.
             1041          (9) (a) The board shall meet at least quarterly.
             1042          (b) Special meetings may be called by the chair upon his own initiative, upon the
             1043      request of the executive secretary, or upon the request of three members of the board.
             1044          (c) Reasonable notice shall be given each member of the board prior to any meeting.
             1045          (10) Six members constitute a quorum at any meeting and the action of the majority of
             1046      the members present is the action of the board.
             1047          (11) (a) (i) [Members] A member who [are] is not a government [employees] employee
             1048      shall receive no compensation or benefits for [their] the member's services, but may receive per
             1049      diem and expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties at the rates
             1050      established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .


             1051          (ii) [Members] A member may decline to receive per diem and expenses for [their] the
             1052      member's service.
             1053          (b) (i) [State] A state government officer and employee [members] member who [do]
             1054      does not receive salary, per diem, or expenses from [their] the agency the member represents
             1055      for [their] the member's service may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
             1056      performance of [their] the member's official duties from the board at the rates established by
             1057      the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             1058          (ii) [State] A state government officer and employee [members] member may decline
             1059      to receive per diem and expenses for [their] the member's service.
             1060          (c) (i) [Local] A local government [members] member who [do] does not receive
             1061      salary, per diem, or expenses from the entity that [they represent] the member represents for
             1062      [their] the member's service may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the performance of
             1063      [their] the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance under
             1064      Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             1065          (ii) [Local] A local government [members] member may decline to receive per diem
             1066      and expenses for [their] the member's service.
             1067          Section 18. Section 19-5-103 is amended to read:
             1068           19-5-103. Water Quality Board -- Members of board -- Appointment -- Terms --
             1069      Organization -- Meetings -- Per diem and expenses.
             1070          (1) Committee members currently serving on the Water Pollution Control Committee
             1071      created under [Chapter 126,] Laws of Utah 1981, Chapter 126, shall serve on the board
             1072      throughout the terms for which they were appointed.
             1073          (2) The board comprises the executive director and ten members appointed by the
             1074      governor with the consent of the Senate.
             1075          (3) No more than five of the appointed members may be from the same political party.
             1076          (4) The appointed members, insofar as practicable, shall include the following:
             1077          (a) one member representing the mineral industries;
             1078          (b) one member representing the food processing industries;
             1079          (c) one member representing other manufacturing industries;
             1080          (d) two members who are officials of municipal government or their representatives
             1081      involved in the management or operation of wastewater treatment facilities;


             1082          (e) one member representing agricultural and livestock interests;
             1083          (f) one member representing fish, wildlife, and recreation interests;
             1084          (g) one member representing improvement and service districts; and
             1085          (h) two members at large, one of whom represents organized environmental interests,
             1086      selected with due consideration of the areas of the state affected by water pollution and not
             1087      representing other interests named in this Subsection (4).
             1088          (5) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
             1089      appointed for the unexpired term with the consent of the Senate.
             1090          (6) (a) Except as required by Subsection (6)(b), [members] each member shall be
             1091      appointed for [terms] a term of four years and [are] is eligible for reappointment.
             1092          (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (6)(a), the governor shall, at the
             1093      time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of
             1094      board members are staggered so that approximately half of the board is appointed every two
             1095      years.
             1096          (7) [Members] A member shall hold office until the expiration of [their] the member's
             1097      terms and until [their successors are] that member's successor is appointed, not to exceed 90
             1098      days after the formal expiration of [their terms] the member's term.
             1099          (8) The board shall:
             1100          (a) organize and annually select one of its members as chair and one of its members as
             1101      vice chair;
             1102          (b) hold at least four regular meetings each calendar year; and
             1103          (c) keep minutes of its proceedings which shall be open to the public for inspection.
             1104          (9) Special meetings may be called by the chair and must be called by him upon the
             1105      request of three or more members of the board.
             1106          (10) Each member of the board and the executive secretary shall be notified of the time
             1107      and place of each meeting.
             1108          (11) Six members of the board constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and
             1109      the action of a majority of members present is the action of the board.
             1110          (12) (a) [Members] A member shall receive no compensation or benefits for [their] the
             1111      member's services, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the performance of the
             1112      member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance under Sections


             1113      63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             1114          (b) [Members] A member may decline to receive per diem and expenses for [their] the
             1115      member's service.
             1116          (c) [Local] A local government [members] member who [do] does not receive salary,
             1117      per diem, or expenses from the entity that [they represent] the member represents for [their] the
             1118      member's service may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the performance of [their] the
             1119      member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance under Sections
             1120      63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             1121          (d) [Local] A local government [members] member may decline to receive per diem
             1122      and expenses for [their] the member's service.
             1123          Section 19. Section 19-6-108.3 is amended to read:
             1124           19-6-108.3. Executive secretary to issue written assurances, make determinations,
             1125      and partition operation plans -- Board to make rules.
             1126          (1) Based upon risk to human health or the environment from potential exposure to
             1127      hazardous waste, the executive secretary may:
             1128          (a) even if corrective action is incomplete, issue an enforceable written assurance to a
             1129      person acquiring an interest in real property covered by an operation plan that the person to
             1130      whom the assurance is issued:
             1131          (i) is not a permittee under the operation plan; and
             1132          (ii) will not be subject to an enforcement action under this part for contamination that
             1133      exists or for violations under this part that occurred before the person acquired the interest in
             1134      the real property covered by the operation plan;
             1135          (b) determine that corrective action to the real property covered by the operation plan
             1136      is:
             1137          (i) complete;
             1138          (ii) incomplete;
             1139          (iii) unnecessary with an environmental covenant; or
             1140          (iv) unnecessary without an environmental covenant; and
             1141          (c) partition from an operation plan a portion of real property subject to the operation
             1142      plan after determining that corrective action for that portion of real property is:
             1143          (i) complete;


             1144          (ii) unnecessary with an environmental covenant; or
             1145          (iii) unnecessary without an environmental covenant.
             1146          (2) If the executive secretary determines that an environmental covenant is necessary
             1147      under Subsection (1)(b) or (c), the executive secretary shall require that the real property be
             1148      subject to an environmental covenant according to Title 57, Chapter 25, Uniform
             1149      Environmental Covenants Act.
             1150          (3) An assurance issued under Subsection (1) protects the person to whom the
             1151      assurance is issued from any cost recovery and contribution action under state law.
             1152          (4) By following the procedures and requirements of Title 63, Chapter [46b,] 46a, Utah
             1153      Administrative [Procedures] Rulemaking Act, the board may adopt rules to administer this
             1154      section.
             1155          Section 20. Section 31A-22-605.5 is amended to read:
             1156           31A-22-605.5. Application.
             1157          (1) For purposes of this section "insurance mandate":
             1158          (a) means a mandatory obligation with respect to coverage, benefits, or the number or
             1159      types of providers imposed on policies of accident and health insurance; and
             1160          (b) does not mean an administrative rule imposing a mandatory obligation with respect
             1161      to coverage, benefits, or providers unless that mandatory obligation was specifically imposed
             1162      on policies of accident and health insurance by statute.
             1163          (2) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection 31A-1-103 (3)(f), any law
             1164      imposed under this title that becomes effective after January 1, 2002, which provides for an
             1165      insurance mandate for policies of accident and health insurance shall also apply to health
             1166      coverage offered to the state employees' risk pool under Subsection 49-20-202 (1)(a).
             1167          (b) If health coverage offered to the state employees' risk pool under Subsection
             1168      49-20-202 (1)(a) offers coverage in the same manner and to the same extent as the coverage
             1169      required by the insurance mandate imposed under this title or coverage that is greater than the
             1170      insurance mandate imposed under this title, the coverage offered to state employees under
             1171      Subsection 49-20-202 (1)(a) will be considered in compliance with the insurance mandate.
             1172          (c) The program regulated under Subsection 49-20-202 (1)(a) shall report to the
             1173      Retirement and Independent Entities Committee created under Section [ 63E-1-102 ] 63E-1-201
             1174      by November 30 of each year in which a mandate is imposed under the provisions of this


             1175      section. The report shall include the costs and benefits of the particular mandatory obligation.
             1176          Section 21. Section 31A-22-723 is amended to read:
             1177           31A-22-723. Group and blanket conversion coverage.
             1178          (1) Notwithstanding Subsection 31A-1-103 (3)(f), and except as provided in Subsection
             1179      (3), all policies of accident and health insurance offered on a group basis under this title, or
             1180      Title 49, Chapter 20, Public Employees' Benefit and Insurance Program Act, shall provide that
             1181      a person whose insurance under the group policy has been terminated is entitled to choose a
             1182      converted individual policy of similar accident and health insurance.
             1183          (2) A person who has lost group coverage may elect conversion coverage with the
             1184      insurer that provided prior group coverage if the person:
             1185          (a) has been continuously covered for a period of six months by the group policy or the
             1186      group's preceding policies immediately prior to termination;
             1187          (b) has exhausted either Utah mini-COBRA coverage as required in Section
             1188      31A-22-722 or federal COBRA coverage;
             1189          (c) has not acquired or is not covered under any other group coverage that covers all
             1190      preexisting conditions, including maternity, if the coverage exists; and
             1191          (d) resides in the insurer's service area.
             1192          (3) This section does not apply if the person's prior group coverage:
             1193          (a) is a stand alone policy that only provides one of the following:
             1194          (i) catastrophic benefits;
             1195          (ii) aggregate stop loss benefits;
             1196          (iii) specific stop loss benefits;
             1197          (iv) benefits for specific diseases;
             1198          (v) accidental injuries only;
             1199          (vi) dental; or
             1200          (vii) vision;
             1201          (b) is an income replacement policy;
             1202          (c) was terminated because the insured:
             1203          (i) failed to pay any required individual contribution;
             1204          (ii) performed an act or practice that constitutes fraud in connection with the coverage;
             1205      or


             1206          (iii) made intentional misrepresentation of material fact under the terms of coverage; or
             1207          (d) was terminated pursuant to Subsection 31A-8-402.3 (2)(a), 31A-22-721 (2)(a), or
             1208      31A-30-107 (2)(a).
             1209          (4) (a) The employer shall provide written notification of the right to an individual
             1210      conversion policy within 30 days of the insured's termination of coverage to:
             1211          (i) the terminated insured;
             1212          (ii) the ex-spouse; or
             1213          (iii) in the case of the death of the insured:
             1214          (A) the surviving spouse; and
             1215          (B) the guardian of any dependents, if different from a surviving spouse.
             1216          (b) The notification required by Subsection (4)(a) shall:
             1217          (i) be sent by first class mail;
             1218          (ii) contain the name, address, and telephone number of the insurer that will provide
             1219      the conversion coverage; and
             1220          (iii) be sent to the insured's last-known address as shown on the records of the
             1221      employer of:
             1222          (A) the insured;
             1223          (B) the ex-spouse; and
             1224          (C) if the policy terminates by reason of the death of the insured to:
             1225          (I) the surviving spouse; and
             1226          (II) the guardian of any dependents, if different from a surviving spouse.
             1227          (5) (a) An insurer is not required to issue a converted policy which provides benefits in
             1228      excess of those provided under the group policy from which conversion is made.
             1229          (b) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(c), if the conversion is made from a health
             1230      benefit plan, the employee or member must be offered at least the basic benefit plan as
             1231      provided in Subsection 31A-22-613.5 (2)[(a)].
             1232          (c) If the benefit levels required under Subsection (5)(b) exceed the benefit levels
             1233      provided under the group policy, the conversion policy may offer benefits which are
             1234      substantially similar to those provided under the group policy.
             1235          (6) Written application for the converted policy shall be made and the first premium
             1236      paid to the insurer no later than 60 days after termination of the group accident and health


             1237      insurance.
             1238          (7) The converted policy shall be issued without evidence of insurability.
             1239          (8) (a) The initial premium for the converted policy for the first 12 months and
             1240      subsequent renewal premiums shall be determined in accordance with premium rates
             1241      applicable to age, class of risk of the person, and the type and amount of insurance provided.
             1242          (b) The initial premium for the first 12 months may not be raised based on pregnancy
             1243      of a covered insured.
             1244          (c) The premium for converted policies shall be payable monthly or quarterly as
             1245      required by the insurer for the policy form and plan selected, unless another mode or premium
             1246      payment is mutually agreed upon.
             1247          (9) The converted policy becomes effective at the time the insurance under the group
             1248      policy terminates.
             1249          (10) (a) A newly issued converted policy covers the employee or the member and must
             1250      also cover all dependents covered by the group policy at the date of termination of the group
             1251      coverage.
             1252          (b) The only dependents that may be added after the policy has been issued are children
             1253      and dependents as required by Section 31A-22-610 and Subsections 31A-22-610.5 (6) and (7).
             1254          (c) At the option of the insurer, a separate converted policy may be issued to cover any
             1255      dependent.
             1256          (11) (a) To the extent the group policy provided maternity benefits, the conversion
             1257      policy shall provide maternity benefits equal to the lesser of the maternity benefits of the group
             1258      policy or the conversion policy until termination of a pregnancy that exists on the date of
             1259      conversion if one of the following is pregnant on the date of the conversion:
             1260          (i) the insured;
             1261          (ii) a spouse of the insured; or
             1262          (iii) a dependent of the insured.
             1263          (b) The requirements of this Subsection (11) do not apply to a pregnancy that occurs
             1264      after the date of conversion.
             1265          (12) Except as provided in this Subsection (12), a converted policy is renewable with
             1266      respect to all individuals or dependents at the option of the insured. An insured may be
             1267      terminated from a converted policy for the following reasons:


             1268          (a) a dependent is no longer eligible under the policy;
             1269          (b) for a network plan, if the individual no longer lives, resides, or works in:
             1270          (i) the insured's service area; or
             1271          (ii) the area for which the covered carrier is authorized to do business; or
             1272          (c) the individual fails to pay premiums or contributions in accordance with the terms
             1273      of the converted policy, including any timeliness requirements;
             1274          (d) the individual performs an act or practice that constitutes fraud in connection with
             1275      the coverage;
             1276          (e) the individual makes an intentional misrepresentation of material fact under the
             1277      terms of the coverage; or
             1278          (f) coverage is terminated uniformly without regard to any health status-related factor
             1279      relating to any covered individual.
             1280          (13) Conditions pertaining to health may not be used as a basis for classification under
             1281      this section.
             1282          Section 22. Section 31A-28-114 is amended to read:
             1283           31A-28-114. Miscellaneous provisions.
             1284          (1) Nothing in this part shall be construed to reduce the liability for unpaid assessments
             1285      of the insureds of an impaired or insolvent insurer operating under a plan with assessment
             1286      liability.
             1287          (2) (a) Records shall be kept of all meetings of the board of directors to discuss the
             1288      activities of the association in carrying out [it] its powers and duties under Section
             1289      31A-28-108 .
             1290          (b) Records of the association with respect to an impaired or insolvent insurer may not
             1291      be disclosed before the earlier of:
             1292          (i) the termination of a liquidation, rehabilitation, or conservation proceeding involving
             1293      the impaired or insolvent insurer;
             1294          (ii) the termination of the impairment or insolvency of the insurer; or
             1295          (iii) upon the order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
             1296          (c) Nothing in this Subsection (2) shall limit the duty of the association to render a
             1297      report of its activities under Section 31A-28-115 .
             1298          (3) (a) For the purpose of carrying out its obligations under this part, the association


             1299      shall be considered to be a creditor of an impaired or insolvent insurer to the extent of assets
             1300      attributable to covered policies reduced by any amounts to which the association is entitled as
             1301      subrogee pursuant to Subsection 31A-28-108 (14).
             1302          (b) Assets of the impaired or insolvent insurer attributable to covered policies shall be
             1303      used to continue all covered policies and pay all contractual obligations of the impaired or
             1304      insolvent insurer as required by this part.
             1305          (c) As used in this Subsection (3), assets attributable to covered policies are that
             1306      proportion of the assets which the reserves that should have been established for covered
             1307      policies bear to the reserves that should have been established for all policies of insurance
             1308      written by the impaired or insolvent insurer.
             1309          (4) (a) As a creditor of the impaired or insolvent insurer under Subsection (3) and
             1310      consistent with Section 31A-27a-701 , the association and any other similar association are
             1311      entitled to receive a disbursement of assets out of the marshaled assets, from time to time as the
             1312      assets become available to reimburse the association and any other similar association.
             1313          (b) If, within 120 days of a final determination of insolvency of an insurer by the
             1314      receivership court, the liquidator has not made an application to the court for the approval of a
             1315      proposal to disburse assets out of marshaled assets to all guaranty associations having
             1316      obligations because of the insolvency, the association is entitled to make application to the
             1317      receivership court for approval of the association's proposal for disbursement of these assets.
             1318          (5) (a) Prior to the termination of any liquidation, rehabilitation, or conservation
             1319      proceeding, the court may take into consideration the contributions of the respective parties,
             1320      including:
             1321          (i) the association;
             1322          (ii) the shareholders;
             1323          (iii) policyowners of the insolvent insurer; and
             1324          (iv) any other party with a bona fide interest in making an equitable distribution of the
             1325      ownership rights of the insolvent insurer.
             1326          (b) In making a determination under Subsection (5)(a), the court shall consider the
             1327      welfare of the policyholders of the continuing or successor insurer.
             1328          (c) A distribution to any stockholder of an impaired or insolvent insurer may not be
             1329      made until and unless the total amount of valid claims of the association with interest has been


             1330      fully recovered by the association for funds expended in carrying out its powers and duties
             1331      under Section 31A-28-108 with respect to the insurer.
             1332          (6) (a) If an order for liquidation or rehabilitation of an insurer domiciled in this state
             1333      has been entered, the receiver appointed under the order shall have a right to recover on behalf
             1334      of the insurer, from any affiliate that controlled the insurer, the amount of distributions, other
             1335      than stock dividends paid by the insurer on its capital stock, made at any time during the five
             1336      years preceding the petition for liquidation or rehabilitation subject to the limitations of
             1337      Subsections (6)(b) through (d).
             1338          (b) A distribution described in Subsection (6)(a) may not be recovered if the insurer
             1339      shows that:
             1340          (i) when paid the distribution was lawful and reasonable; and
             1341          (ii) the insurer did not know and could not reasonably have known that the distribution
             1342      might adversely affect the ability of the insurer to fulfill its contractual obligations.
             1343          (c) (i) A person that was an affiliate that controlled the insurer at the time the
             1344      distributions were paid shall be liable up to the amount of distributions received.
             1345          (ii) A person that was an affiliate that controlled the insurer at the time the distributions
             1346      were declared shall be liable up to the amount of distributions that would have been received if
             1347      they had been paid immediately.
             1348          (iii) If two or more persons are liable with respect to the same distributions, they shall
             1349      be jointly and severally liable.
             1350          (d) The maximum amount recoverable under this Subsection (6) shall be the amount
             1351      needed in excess of all other available assets of the insolvent insurer to pay the contractual
             1352      obligations of the insolvent insurer.
             1353          (e) If any person liable under Subsection (6)(c) is insolvent, all of its affiliates that
             1354      controlled it at the time the distribution was paid shall be jointly and severally liable for any
             1355      resulting deficiency in the amount recovered from the insolvent affiliate.
             1356          Section 23. Section 31A-28-222 is amended to read:
             1357           31A-28-222. Application of amendments.
             1358          (1) The amendments in [Chapter 363,] Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 363, shall become
             1359      effective on April 30, 2001 and apply to the association's obligations under policies of
             1360      insolvent insurers as they exist on or after April 30, 2001.


             1361          (2) Notwithstanding Subsection (1), the amendments to Subsections 31A-28-203 (3)
             1362      and 31A-28-207 (1)(a) in [Chapter 363,] Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 363, that add coverage for
             1363      unearned premium claims shall apply only to insurers that become insolvent after April 30,
             1364      2001.
             1365          Section 24. Section 34A-2-103 is amended to read:
             1366           34A-2-103. Employers enumerated and defined -- Regularly employed --
             1367      Statutory employers.
             1368          (1) (a) The state, and each county, city, town, and school district in the state are
             1369      considered employers under this chapter and Chapter 3, Utah Occupational Disease Act.
             1370          (b) For the purposes of the exclusive remedy in this chapter and Chapter 3, Utah
             1371      Occupational Disease Act prescribed in Sections 34A-2-105 and 34A-3-102 , the state is
             1372      considered to be a single employer and includes any office, department, agency, authority,
             1373      commission, board, institution, hospital, college, university, or other instrumentality of the
             1374      state.
             1375          (2) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (4), each person, including each public utility
             1376      and each independent contractor, who regularly employs one or more workers or operatives in
             1377      the same business, or in or about the same establishment, under any contract of hire, express or
             1378      implied, oral or written, is considered an employer under this chapter and Chapter 3, Utah
             1379      Occupational Disease Act.
             1380          (b) As used in this Subsection (2):
             1381          (i) "Independent contractor" means any person engaged in the performance of any work
             1382      for another who, while so engaged, is:
             1383          (A) independent of the employer in all that pertains to the execution of the work;
             1384          (B) not subject to the routine rule or control of the employer;
             1385          (C) engaged only in the performance of a definite job or piece of work; and
             1386          (D) subordinate to the employer only in effecting a result in accordance with the
             1387      employer's design.
             1388          (ii) "Regularly" includes all employments in the usual course of the trade, business,
             1389      profession, or occupation of the employer, whether continuous throughout the year or for only a
             1390      portion of the year.
             1391          (3) (a) The client company in an employee leasing arrangement under Title 58, Chapter


             1392      59, Professional Employer Organization Registration Act, is considered the employer of leased
             1393      employees and shall secure workers' compensation benefits for them by complying with
             1394      Subsection 34A-2-201 (1) or (2) and commission rules.
             1395          (b) An insurance carrier may underwrite workers' compensation secured in accordance
             1396      with Subsection (3)(a) showing the leasing company as the named insured and each client
             1397      company as an additional insured by means of individual endorsements.
             1398          (c) Endorsements shall be filed with the division as directed by commission rule.
             1399          (d) The division shall promptly inform the Division of Occupation and Professional
             1400      Licensing within the Department of Commerce if the division has reason to believe that an
             1401      employee leasing company is not in compliance with Subsection 34A-2-201 (1) or (2) and
             1402      commission rules.
             1403          (4) A domestic employer who does not employ one employee or more than one
             1404      employee at least 40 hours per week is not considered an employer under this chapter and
             1405      Chapter 3, Utah Occupational Disease Act.
             1406          (5) (a) As used in this Subsection (5):
             1407          (i) (A) "agricultural employer" means a person who employs agricultural labor as
             1408      defined in Subsections 35A-4-206 (1) and (2) and does not include employment as provided in
             1409      Subsection 35A-4-206 (3); and
             1410          (B) notwithstanding Subsection (5)(a)(i)(A), only for purposes of determining who is a
             1411      member of the employer's immediate family under Subsection (5)(a)(ii), if the agricultural
             1412      employer is a corporation, partnership, or other business entity, "agricultural employer" means
             1413      an officer, director, or partner of the business entity;
             1414          (ii) "employer's immediate family" means:
             1415          (A) an agricultural employer's:
             1416          (I) spouse;
             1417          (II) grandparent;
             1418          (III) parent;
             1419          (IV) sibling;
             1420          (V) child;
             1421          (VI) grandchild;
             1422          (VII) nephew; or


             1423          (VIII) niece;
             1424          (B) a spouse of any person provided in Subsection (5)(a)(ii)(A)(II) through (VIII); or
             1425          (C) an individual who is similar to those listed in Subsections (5)(a)(ii)(A) or (B) as
             1426      defined by rules of the commission; and
             1427          (iii) "nonimmediate family" means a person who is not a member of the employer's
             1428      immediate family.
             1429          (b) For purposes of this chapter and Chapter 3, Utah Occupational Disease Act, an
             1430      agricultural employer is not considered an employer of a member of the employer's immediate
             1431      family.
             1432          (c) For purposes of this chapter and Chapter 3, Utah Occupational Disease Act, an
             1433      agricultural employer is not considered an employer of a nonimmediate family employee if:
             1434          (i) for the previous calendar year the agricultural employer's total annual payroll for all
             1435      nonimmediate family employees was less than $8,000; or
             1436          (ii) (A) for the previous calendar year the agricultural employer's total annual payroll
             1437      for all nonimmediate family employees was equal to or greater than $8,000 but less than
             1438      $50,000; and
             1439          (B) the agricultural employer maintains insurance that covers job-related injuries of the
             1440      employer's nonimmediate family employees in at least the following amounts:
             1441          (I) $300,000 liability insurance, as defined in Section 31A-1-301 ; and
             1442          (II) $5,000 for health care benefits similar to benefits under health care insurance as
             1443      defined in Section 31A-1-301 .
             1444          (d) For purposes of this chapter and Chapter 3, Utah Occupational Disease Act, an
             1445      agricultural employer is considered an employer of a nonimmediate family employee if:
             1446          (i) for the previous calendar year the agricultural employer's total annual payroll for all
             1447      nonimmediate family employees is equal to or greater than $50,000; or
             1448          (ii) (A) for the previous year the agricultural employer's total payroll for nonimmediate
             1449      family employees was equal to or exceeds $8,000 but is less than $50,000; and
             1450          (B) the agricultural employer fails to maintain the insurance required under Subsection
             1451      (5)(c)(ii)(B).
             1452          (6) An employer of agricultural laborers or domestic servants who is not considered an
             1453      employer under this chapter and Chapter 3, Utah Occupational Disease Act, may come under


             1454      this chapter and Chapter 3, Utah Occupational Disease Act, by complying with:
             1455          (a) this chapter and Chapter 3, Utah Occupational Disease Act; and
             1456          (b) the rules of the commission.
             1457          (7) (a) If any person who is an employer procures any work to be done wholly or in
             1458      part for the employer by a contractor over whose work the employer retains supervision or
             1459      control, and this work is a part or process in the trade or business of the employer, the
             1460      contractor, all persons employed by the contractor, all subcontractors under the contractor, and
             1461      all persons employed by any of these subcontractors, are considered employees of the original
             1462      employer for the purposes of this chapter and Chapter 3, Utah Occupational Disease Act.
             1463          (b) Any person who is engaged in constructing, improving, repairing, or remodeling a
             1464      residence that the person owns or is in the process of acquiring as the person's personal
             1465      residence may not be considered an employee or employer solely by operation of Subsection
             1466      (7)(a).
             1467          (c) A partner in a partnership or an owner of a sole proprietorship is not considered an
             1468      employee under Subsection (7)(a) if the employer who procures work to be done by the
             1469      partnership or sole proprietorship obtains and relies on either:
             1470          (i) a valid certification of the partnership's or sole proprietorship's compliance with
             1471      Section 34A-2-201 indicating that the partnership or sole proprietorship secured the payment of
             1472      workers' compensation benefits pursuant to Section 34A-2-201 ; or
             1473          (ii) if a partnership or sole proprietorship with no employees other than a partner of the
             1474      partnership or owner of the sole proprietorship, a workers' compensation policy issued by an
             1475      insurer pursuant to Subsection 31A-21-104 [(8)](9) stating that:
             1476          (A) the partnership or sole proprietorship is customarily engaged in an independently
             1477      established trade, occupation, profession, or business; and
             1478          (B) the partner or owner personally waives the partner's or owner's entitlement to the
             1479      benefits of this chapter and Chapter 3, Utah Occupational Disease Act, in the operation of the
             1480      partnership or sole proprietorship.
             1481          (d) A director or officer of a corporation is not considered an employee under
             1482      Subsection (7)(a) if the director or officer is excluded from coverage under Subsection
             1483      34A-2-104 (4).
             1484          (e) A contractor or subcontractor is not an employee of the employer under Subsection


             1485      (7)(a), if the employer who procures work to be done by the contractor or subcontractor obtains
             1486      and relies on either:
             1487          (i) a valid certification of the contractor's or subcontractor's compliance with Section
             1488      34A-2-201 ; or
             1489          (ii) if a partnership, corporation, or sole proprietorship with no employees other than a
             1490      partner of the partnership, officer of the corporation, or owner of the sole proprietorship, a
             1491      workers' compensation policy issued by an insurer pursuant to Subsection 31A-21-104 [(8)](9)
             1492      stating that:
             1493          (A) the partnership, corporation, or sole proprietorship is customarily engaged in an
             1494      independently established trade, occupation, profession, or business; and
             1495          (B) the partner, corporate officer, or owner personally waives the partner's, corporate
             1496      officer's, or owner's entitlement to the benefits of this chapter and Chapter 3, Utah
             1497      Occupational Disease Act, in the operation of the partnership's, corporation's, or sole
             1498      proprietorship's enterprise under a contract of hire for services.
             1499          (f) (i) For purposes of this Subsection (7)(f), "eligible employer" means a person who:
             1500          (A) is an employer; and
             1501          (B) procures work to be done wholly or in part for the employer by a contractor,
             1502      including:
             1503          (I) all persons employed by the contractor;
             1504          (II) all subcontractors under the contractor; and
             1505          (III) all persons employed by any of these subcontractors.
             1506          (ii) Notwithstanding the other provisions in this Subsection (7), if the conditions of
             1507      Subsection (7)(f)(iii) are met, an eligible employer is considered an employer for purposes of
             1508      Section 34A-2-105 of the contractor, subcontractor, and all persons employed by the contractor
             1509      or subcontractor described in Subsection (7)(f)(i)(B).
             1510          (iii) Subsection (7)(f)(ii) applies if the eligible employer:
             1511          (A) under Subsection (7)(a) is liable for and pays workers' compensation benefits as an
             1512      original employer under Subsection (7)(a) because the contractor or subcontractor fails to
             1513      comply with Section 34A-2-201 ;
             1514          (B) (I) secures the payment of workers' compensation benefits for the contractor or
             1515      subcontractor pursuant to Section 34A-2-201 ;


             1516          (II) procures work to be done that is part or process of the trade or business of the
             1517      eligible employer; and
             1518          (III) does the following with regard to a written workplace accident and injury
             1519      reduction program that meets the requirements of Subsection 34A-2-111 (3)(d):
             1520          (Aa) adopts the workplace accident and injury reduction program;
             1521          (Bb) posts the workplace accident and injury reduction program at the work site at
             1522      which the eligible employer procures work; and
             1523          (Cc) enforces the workplace accident and injury reduction program according to the
             1524      terms of the workplace accident and injury reduction program; or
             1525          (C) (I) obtains and relies on:
             1526          (Aa) a valid certification described in Subsection (7)(c)(i) or (7)(e)(i);
             1527          (Bb) a workers' compensation policy described in Subsection (7)(c)(ii) or (7)(e)(ii); or
             1528          (Cc) proof that a director or officer is excluded from coverage under Subsection
             1529      34A-2-104 (4);
             1530          (II) is liable under Subsection (7)(a) for the payment of workers' compensation benefits
             1531      if the contractor or subcontractor fails to comply with Section 34A-2-201 ;
             1532          (III) procures work to be done that is part or process in the trade or business of the
             1533      eligible employer; and
             1534          (IV) does the following with regard to a written workplace accident and injury
             1535      reduction program that meets the requirements of Subsection 34A-2-111 (3)(d):
             1536          (Aa) adopts the workplace accident and injury reduction program;
             1537          (Bb) posts the workplace accident and injury reduction program at the work site at
             1538      which the eligible employer procures work; and
             1539          (Cc) enforces the workplace accident and injury reduction program according to the
             1540      terms of the workplace accident and injury reduction program.
             1541          Section 25. Section 41-8-1 is amended to read:
             1542           41-8-1. Operation of vehicle by persons under 16 prohibited -- Exceptions for
             1543      off-highway vehicles and off-highway implements of husbandry.
             1544          (1) A person under 16 years of age, whether resident or nonresident of this state, may
             1545      not operate a motor vehicle upon any highway of this state.
             1546          (2) This section does not apply to a person operating:


             1547          (a) a motor vehicle under a permit issued under Section [ 53-3-210 ,] 53-3-210.5 [, or
             1548      53A-13-208 ];
             1549          (b) an off-highway vehicle registered under Section 41-22-3 either:
             1550          (i) on a highway designated as open for off-highway vehicle use; or
             1551          (ii) in the manner prescribed by Section 41-22-10.3 ; or
             1552          (c) an off-highway implement of husbandry in the manner prescribed by Subsections
             1553      41-22-5.5 (3) through (5).
             1554          Section 26. Section 41-10-1 is amended to read:
             1555           41-10-1. State Tax Commission designated vehicle department.
             1556          The State Tax Commission is hereby designated as the vehicle department of this state
             1557      referred to in [Chapters 43, 44 and 45,] Laws of Utah, 1933, Chapters 43, 44, and 45.
             1558          Section 27. Section 49-11-701 is amended to read:
             1559           49-11-701. Allowance increase to offset tax liability -- Administration.
             1560          (1) This section applies to members of any system administered by the board under this
             1561      title, whose retirement allowance remained exempt from the tax imposed under Title 59,
             1562      Chapter 10, Individual Income Tax Act, pursuant to [Section 2, Chapter 195,] Laws of Utah
             1563      1988, Chapter 195, Section 2, but whose allowance has subsequently become subject to that
             1564      tax.
             1565          (2) Any member who meets the conditions established under Subsection (1) shall
             1566      receive the following:
             1567          (a) the administrator shall calculate the member's retirement allowance pursuant to the
             1568      formula governing the system from which the member retired;
             1569          (b) the administrator shall then increase the allowance calculated under Subsection
             1570      (2)(a) by 3%; and
             1571          (c) the adjusted retirement allowance under Subsection (2)(b) is the new basis upon
             1572      which any future adjustments to benefits are made.
             1573          (3) (a) For all members who retire or are receiving retirement allowances in calendar
             1574      year 1989, the administrator shall apply the 3% adjustment under Subsection (2) to all
             1575      retirement allowances received in 1989, so that the period for which the allowance becomes
             1576      subject to the tax under Title 59, Chapter 10, Individual Income Tax Act, and the period for
             1577      which the 3% adjustment is given are the same.


             1578          (b) For all members who retire after December 31, 1989, and who meet the
             1579      requirements of Subsection (1), the administrator shall apply the 3% adjustment under
             1580      Subsection (2) beginning on the effective date of retirement.
             1581          (4) Any penalty or interest for underpayment of taxes under Title 59, Chapter 1,
             1582      General Taxation Policies, or 10, Individual Income Tax Act, shall be waived for members
             1583      whose noncompliance is attributable to Section 49-11-611 and this section. This only applies
             1584      to tax year 1989.
             1585          (5) The administrator shall comply with Title 59, Chapter 10, Part 4, Withholding of
             1586      Tax, with respect to withholding of taxes.
             1587          (6) (a) The retirement board shall annually certify the contribution rate necessary for
             1588      each system to comply with this section and may adopt rules to administer this section.
             1589          (b) This contribution rate shall be reported separately from the total contribution rate
             1590      necessary to fund the systems on an actuarially sound basis and may not be used in comparative
             1591      studies of public employee benefits.
             1592          Section 28. Section 53-2-402 is amended to read:
             1593           53-2-402. Definitions.
             1594          (1) Unless otherwise defined in this section, the terms defined in Part 1, Homeland
             1595      Security Act, shall have the same meaning for this part.
             1596          (2) As used in this part:
             1597          (a) "Declared disaster" means one or more events:
             1598          (i) within the state;
             1599          (ii) that occur within a limited period of time;
             1600          (iii) that involve:
             1601          (A) a significant number of persons being at risk of bodily harm, sickness, or death; or
             1602          (B) a significant portion of real property at risk of loss;
             1603          (iv) that are sudden in nature and generally occur less frequently than every three years;
             1604      and
             1605          (v) that results in:
             1606          (A) the president of the United States declaring an emergency or major disaster in the
             1607      state;
             1608          (B) the governor declaring a state of emergency under Title 63, Chapter 5a, Disaster


             1609      Response and Recovery; or
             1610          (C) the chief executive officer of a local government declaring a local emergency under
             1611      Title 63, Chapter 5a, Disaster Response and Recovery.
             1612          (b) "Disaster recovery fund" means the State Disaster Recovery Restricted Account
             1613      created in Section 53-2-403 .
             1614          (c) "Emergency preparedness" means the following done for the purpose of being
             1615      prepared for an emergency as defined by the division by rule made in accordance with Title 63,
             1616      Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act:
             1617          (i) the purchase of equipment;
             1618          (ii) the training of personnel; or
             1619          (iii) the obtaining of a certification.
             1620          (d) (i) "Emergency disaster services" means the following that are of a temporary basis:
             1621          (A) evacuation;
             1622          (B) shelter;
             1623          (C) medical triage;
             1624          (D) emergency transportation;
             1625          (E) repair of infrastructure;
             1626          (F) safety services, including fencing or roadblocks;
             1627          (G) sandbagging;
             1628          (H) emergency debris removal;
             1629          (I) temporary bridges;
             1630          (J) procurement and distribution of food, water, or ice;
             1631          (K) procurement and deployment of generators;
             1632          (L) rescue or recovery; or
             1633          (M) services similar to those described in Subsections (2)(d)(i)(A) through (L), as
             1634      defined by the division by rule, that are generally required within the first 96 hours of a
             1635      declared disaster.
             1636          (ii) "Emergency disaster services" does not include:
             1637          (A) emergency preparedness; or
             1638          (B) notwithstanding whether or not a county participates in the Wildland Fire
             1639      Suppression Fund created in Section [ 65A-8-6.1 ] 65A-8-204 , any fire suppression or


             1640      presuppression costs that may be paid for from the Wildland Fire Suppression Fund if the
             1641      county participates in the Wildland Fire Suppression Fund.
             1642          (e) "Local fund" means a local government disaster fund created in accordance with
             1643      Section 53-2-405 .
             1644          (f) "Local government" means a county, city, or town.
             1645          (g) "Special fund" means a fund other than a general fund of a local government that is
             1646      created for a special purpose established under the uniform system of budgeting, accounting,
             1647      and reporting.
             1648          Section 29. Section 53-2-403 is amended to read:
             1649           53-2-403. State Disaster Recovery Restricted Account.
             1650          (1) (a) There is created a restricted account in the General Fund known as the "State
             1651      Disaster Recovery Restricted Account."
             1652          (b) The disaster recovery fund shall consist of:
             1653          [(i) monies deposited into the disaster recovery fund in accordance with Section
             1654      53-2-102.5 ;]
             1655          [(ii)] (i) monies deposited into the disaster recovery fund in accordance with Section
             1656      63-38-2.7 ;
             1657          [(iii)] (ii) monies appropriated to the disaster recovery fund by the Legislature;
             1658          [(iv)] (iii) any other public or private monies received by the division that are:
             1659          (A) given to the division for purposes consistent with this section; and
             1660          (B) deposited into the disaster recovery fund at the request of:
             1661          (I) the division; or
             1662          (II) the person giving the monies; and
             1663          [(v)] (iv) interest or other earnings derived from the disaster recovery fund.
             1664          (c) Monies in the disaster recovery fund may only be used as follows:
             1665          (i) without the monies being appropriated by the Legislature, in any fiscal year the
             1666      division may use $100,000 to fund, in accordance with Section 53-2-404 , costs to the state of
             1667      emergency disaster services in response to a declared disaster; and
             1668          (ii) subject to being appropriated by the Legislature, monies not described in
             1669      Subsection (1)(c)(i) may be used to fund costs to the state directly related to a declared disaster
             1670      that are not costs related to:


             1671          (A) emergency disaster services;
             1672          (B) emergency preparedness; or
             1673          (C) notwithstanding whether or not a county participates in the Wildland Fire
             1674      Suppression Fund created in Section [ 65A-8-6.1 ] 65A-8-204 , any fire suppression or
             1675      presuppression costs that may be paid for from the Wildland Fire Suppression Fund if the
             1676      county participates in the Wildland Fire Suppression Fund.
             1677          (2) The state treasurer shall invest monies in the disaster recovery fund according to
             1678      Title 51, Chapter 7, State Money Management Act, except that the state treasurer shall deposit
             1679      all interest or other earnings derived from the disaster recovery fund into the disaster recovery
             1680      fund.
             1681          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (1), the monies in the disaster recovery fund
             1682      may not be diverted, appropriated, or used for a purpose that is not listed in this section.
             1683          (b) Notwithstanding Section 63-38-3.6 , the Legislature may not appropriate monies
             1684      from the disaster recovery fund to eliminate or otherwise reduce an operating deficit if the
             1685      monies appropriated from the disaster recovery fund are used for a purpose other than one
             1686      listed in this section.
             1687          (c) The Legislature may not amend the purposes for which monies in the disaster
             1688      recovery fund may be used except by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all the members
             1689      elected to each house.
             1690          Section 30. Section 53-3-202 is amended to read:
             1691           53-3-202. Drivers must be licensed -- Taxicab endorsement -- Violation.
             1692          (1) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on a highway in this state unless the person
             1693      is:
             1694          (a) granted the privilege to operate a motor vehicle by being licensed as a driver by the
             1695      division under this chapter;
             1696          (b) driving an official United States Government class D motor vehicle with a valid
             1697      United States Government driver permit or license for that type of vehicle;
             1698          (c) driving a road roller, road machinery, or any farm tractor or implement of
             1699      husbandry temporarily drawn, moved, or propelled on the highways;
             1700          (d) a nonresident who is at least 16 years of age and younger than 18 years of age who
             1701      has in his immediate possession a valid license certificate issued to him in his home state or


             1702      country and is driving as a class D or M driver;
             1703          (e) a nonresident who is at least 18 years of age and who has in his immediate
             1704      possession a valid license certificate issued to him in his home state or country if driving in the
             1705      class or classes identified on the home state license certificate, except those persons referred to
             1706      in Part 6 of this chapter;
             1707          (f) driving under a [temporary learner permit, instruction permit, practice permit, or]
             1708      learner permit in accordance with Section [ 53-3-210 ,] 53-3-210.5 [, or 53A-13-208 ];
             1709          (g) driving with a temporary license certificate issued in accordance with Section
             1710      53-3-207 ; or
             1711          (h) exempt under Title 41, Chapter 22, Off-Highway Vehicles.
             1712          (2) A person may not drive or, while within the passenger compartment of a motor
             1713      vehicle, exercise any degree or form of physical control of a motor vehicle being towed by a
             1714      motor vehicle upon a highway unless the person:
             1715          (a) holds a valid license issued under this chapter for the type or class of motor vehicle
             1716      being towed; or
             1717          (b) is exempted under either Subsection (1)(b) or (1)(c).
             1718          (3) A person may not drive a motor vehicle as a taxicab on a highway of this state
             1719      unless the person has a taxicab endorsement issued by the division on his license certificate.
             1720          (4) (a) A person may not operate an electric assisted bicycle as defined under Section
             1721      41-6a-102 unless the person has a valid class M or class D license issued under this chapter.
             1722          (b) Subsection (4)(a) is an exception to the provisions of Section 53-3-104 .
             1723          (5) A person who violates this section is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
             1724          Section 31. Section 53-3-204 is amended to read:
             1725           53-3-204. Persons who may not be licensed.
             1726          (1) (a) The division may not license a person who:
             1727          (i) is younger than 16 years of age;
             1728          (ii) has not completed a course in driver training approved by the commissioner;
             1729          (iii) if the person is a minor, has not completed the driving requirement under Section
             1730      53-3-211 ;
             1731          (iv) is not a resident of the state, unless the person is issued a temporary CDL under
             1732      Subsection 53-3-407 (2)(b); or


             1733          (v) if the person is 17 years of age or younger, has not held a learner permit issued
             1734      under Section 53-3-210.5 for six months.
             1735          (b) Subsections (1)(a)(i), (ii), and (iii) do not apply to a person:
             1736          (i) who has been licensed before July 1, 1967; or
             1737          (ii) who is 16 years of age or older making application for a license who has been
             1738      licensed in another state or country[; or].
             1739          [(iii) who is applying for a permit under Section 53-3-210 or 53A-13-208 .]
             1740          [(c) Subsection (1)(a)(v) does not apply to a person applying for a provisional class D
             1741      license certificate before February 1, 2007 if the person has been issued a temporary learner
             1742      permit or practice permit under Section 53-3-210 .]
             1743          (2) The division may not issue a license certificate to a person:
             1744          (a) whose license has been suspended, denied, cancelled, or disqualified during the
             1745      period of suspension, denial, cancellation, or disqualification;
             1746          (b) whose privilege has been revoked, except as provided in Section 53-3-225 ;
             1747          (c) who has previously been adjudged mentally incompetent and who has not at the
             1748      time of application been restored to competency as provided by law;
             1749          (d) who is required by this chapter to take an examination unless the person
             1750      successfully passes the examination; or
             1751          (e) whose driving privileges have been denied or suspended under:
             1752          (i) Section 78-3a-506 by an order of the juvenile court; or
             1753          (ii) Section 53-3-231 .
             1754          (3) The division may grant a class D or M license to a person whose commercial
             1755      license is disqualified under Part 4, Uniform Commercial Driver License Act, if the person is
             1756      not otherwise sanctioned under this chapter.
             1757          Section 32. Section 53-3-227 is amended to read:
             1758           53-3-227. Driving a motor vehicle prohibited while driving privilege denied,
             1759      suspended, disqualified, or revoked -- Penalties.
             1760          (1) A person whose driving privilege has been denied, suspended, disqualified, or
             1761      revoked under this chapter or under the laws of the state in which the person's driving privilege
             1762      was granted and who drives any motor vehicle upon the highways of this state while that
             1763      driving privilege is denied, suspended, disqualified, or revoked shall be punished as provided


             1764      in this section.
             1765          (2) A person convicted of a violation of Subsection (1), other than a violation specified
             1766      in Subsection (3), is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
             1767          (3) (a) A person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor if the person's conviction under
             1768      Subsection (1) is based on the person driving a motor vehicle while the person's driving
             1769      privilege is suspended, disqualified, or revoked for:
             1770          (i) a refusal to submit to a chemical test under Section 41-6a-520 ;
             1771          (ii) a violation of Section 41-6a-502 ;
             1772          (iii) a violation of a local ordinance that complies with the requirements of Section
             1773      41-6a-510 ;
             1774          (iv) a violation of Section 41-6a-517 ;
             1775          (v) a violation of Section 76-5-207 ;
             1776          (vi) a criminal action that the person plead guilty to as a result of a plea bargain after
             1777      having been originally charged with violating one or more of the sections or ordinances under
             1778      this Subsection (3);
             1779          (vii) a revocation or suspension which has been extended under Subsection
             1780      53-3-220 (2);
             1781          (viii) where disqualification is the result of driving a commercial motor vehicle while
             1782      the person's CDL is disqualified, suspended, canceled, or revoked under Subsection
             1783      53-3-414 (1); or
             1784          (ix) a violation of Section 41-6a-530 .
             1785          (b) A person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor if the person's conviction under
             1786      Subsection (1) is based on the person driving a motor vehicle while the person's driving
             1787      privilege is suspended, disqualified, or revoked by any state, the United States, or any district,
             1788      possession, or territory of the United States for violations corresponding to the violations listed
             1789      in [Subsections] Subsection (3)(a)[(i) through (viii)].
             1790          (c) A fine imposed under this Subsection (3) shall be at least the maximum fine for a
             1791      class C misdemeanor under Section 76-3-301 .
             1792          Section 33. Section 53-5-711 is amended to read:
             1793           53-5-711. Law enforcement officials and judges -- Training requirements --
             1794      Qualification -- Revocation.


             1795          (1) For purposes of this section and Section 76-10-523 :
             1796          (a) "Judge" means a judge or justice of a court of record or court not of record, but does
             1797      not include a judge pro tem or senior judge.
             1798          (b) "Law enforcement official of this state" means:
             1799          (i) a member of the Board of Pardons and [Paroles] Parole;
             1800          (ii) a district attorney, deputy district attorney, county attorney or deputy county
             1801      attorney of a county not in a prosecution district;
             1802          (iii) the attorney general;
             1803          (iv) an assistant attorney general designated as a criminal prosecutor; or
             1804          (v) a city attorney or a deputy city attorney designated as a criminal prosecutor.
             1805          (2) To qualify for the exemptions enumerated in Section 76-10-523 , a law enforcement
             1806      official or judge shall complete the following training requirements:
             1807          (a) meet the requirements of Sections 53-5-704 , 53-5-706 , and 53-5-707 ; and
             1808          (b) successfully complete an additional course of training as established by the
             1809      commissioner of public safety designed to assist them while carrying out their official law
             1810      enforcement and judicial duties as agents for the state or its political subdivisions.
             1811          (3) Annual requalification requirements for law enforcement officials and judges shall
             1812      be established by the:
             1813          (a) Board of Pardons and [Paroles] Parole by rule for its members;
             1814          (b) Judicial Council by rule for judges; and
             1815          (c) the district attorney, county attorney in a county not in a prosecution district, the
             1816      attorney general, or city attorney by policy for prosecutors under their jurisdiction.
             1817          (4) The division may:
             1818          (a) issue a certificate of qualification to a judge or law enforcement official who has
             1819      completed the requirements of Subsection (1), which certificate of qualification is valid until
             1820      revoked;
             1821          (b) revoke the certificate of qualification of a judge or law enforcement official who
             1822      fails to meet the annual requalification criteria established pursuant to Subsection (3); and
             1823          (c) certify instructors for the training requirements of this section.
             1824          Section 34. Section 53A-1-408 is amended to read:
             1825           53A-1-408. Appropriations reallocation.


             1826          (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of Title 63, Chapter 38, Budgetary Procedures
             1827      Act, the State Board of Education may reallocate between line items appropriations for the
             1828      support of public education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2001 and ending June 30,
             1829      2002:
             1830          (a) as described in Items 231 through 239 in [Chapter 334,] Laws of Utah 2001,
             1831      Chapter 334; and
             1832          (b) as modified by:
             1833          (i) [Chapter 5,] Laws of Utah 2001, First Special Session [2001], Chapter 5;
             1834          (ii) H.B. 1, 2002 General Session; and
             1835          (iii) H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             1836          (2) The total amount of money reallocated under Subsection (1) may not exceed the
             1837      sum of the reductions made by H.B. 1, 2002 General Session, and H.B. 3, 2002 General
             1838      Session.
             1839          Section 35. Section 53A-11-910 is amended to read:
             1840           53A-11-910. Disruptive student behavior.
             1841          (1) As used in this section:
             1842          (a) "Disruptive student behavior" includes:
             1843          (i) the grounds for suspension or expulsion described in Section 53A-11-904 ; and
             1844          (ii) the conduct described in Subsection 53A-11-908 (2)(b).
             1845          (b) "Parent" includes:
             1846          (i) a custodial parent of a school-age minor;
             1847          (ii) a legally appointed guardian of a school-age minor; or
             1848          (iii) any other person purporting to exercise any authority over the minor which could
             1849      be exercised by a person described in Subsection (1)(b)(i) or (ii).
             1850          (c) "Qualifying minor" means a school-age minor who:
             1851          (i) is at least nine years old; or
             1852          (ii) turns nine years old at any time during the school year.
             1853          (d) "School year" means the period of time designated by a local school board or local
             1854      charter board as the school year for the school where the school-age minor is enrolled.
             1855          (2) A local school board, school district, governing board of a charter school, or charter
             1856      school may impose administrative penalties on a school-age minor who violates this part.


             1857          (3) (a) It is unlawful for a school-age minor to engage in disruptive student behavior.
             1858          (b) A qualifying minor is subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court if the
             1859      qualifying minor:
             1860          (i) engages in disruptive student behavior, that does not result in suspension or
             1861      expulsion, at least six times during the school year;
             1862          (ii) (A) engages in disruptive student behavior, that does not result in suspension or
             1863      expulsion, at least three times during the school year; and
             1864          (B) engages in disruptive student behavior, that results in suspension or expulsion, at
             1865      least once during the school year; or
             1866          (iii) engages in disruptive student behavior, that results in suspension or expulsion, at
             1867      least twice during the school year.
             1868          (4) (a) A local school board or governing board of a charter school shall:
             1869          (i) authorize a school administrator or a designee of a school administrator to issue
             1870      notices of disruptive student behavior to qualifying minors; and
             1871          (ii) establish a procedure for a qualifying minor, or a qualifying minor's parent, to
             1872      contest a notice of disruptive student behavior.
             1873          (b) A school representative shall provide to a parent of a school-age minor, a list of
             1874      resources available to assist the parent in resolving the school-age minor's disruptive student
             1875      behavior problem.
             1876          (c) A local school board or governing board of a charter school shall establish
             1877      procedures for a school counselor or other designated school representative to work with a
             1878      qualifying minor who engages in disruptive student behavior in order to attempt to resolve the
             1879      minor's disruptive student behavior problems before the qualifying minor becomes subject to
             1880      the jurisdiction of the juvenile court as provided for under this section.
             1881          (5) The notice of disruptive student behavior described in Subsection (4)(a):
             1882          (a) shall be issued to a qualifying minor who:
             1883          (i) engages in disruptive student behavior, that does not result in suspension or
             1884      expulsion, three times during the school year; or
             1885          (ii) engages in disruptive student behavior, that results in suspension or expulsion, once
             1886      during the school year;
             1887          (b) shall require that the qualifying minor and a parent of the qualifying minor:


             1888          (i) meet with school authorities to discuss the qualifying minor's disruptive student
             1889      behavior; and
             1890          (ii) cooperate with the local school board or governing board of a charter school in
             1891      correcting the school-age minor's disruptive student behavior;
             1892          (c) shall contain a statement indicating:
             1893          (i) the number of additional times that, if the qualifying minor engages in disruptive
             1894      student behavior that does not result in suspension or expulsion, will result in the qualifying
             1895      minor receiving a habitual disruptive student behavior citation; and
             1896          (ii) that the qualifying minor will receive a habitual disruptive student behavior citation
             1897      if the qualifying minor engages in disruptive student behavior that results in suspension or
             1898      expulsion; and
             1899          (d) shall be mailed by certified mail to, or served on, a parent of the qualifying minor.
             1900          (6) A habitual disruptive student behavior citation:
             1901          (a) may only be issued to a qualifying minor who:
             1902          (i) engages in disruptive student behavior, that does not result in suspension or
             1903      expulsion, at least six times during the school year;
             1904          (ii) (A) engages in disruptive student behavior, that does not result in suspension or
             1905      expulsion, at least three times during the school year; and
             1906          (B) engages in disruptive student behavior, that results in suspension or expulsion, at
             1907      least once during the school year; or
             1908          (iii) engages in disruptive student behavior, that results in suspension or expulsion, at
             1909      least twice during the school year; and
             1910          (b) may only be issued by a school administrator, a designee of a school administrator,
             1911      or a truancy specialist, who is authorized by a local school board or governing board of a local
             1912      charter school to issue habitual disruptive student behavior citations.
             1913          (7) (a) A qualifying minor to whom a habitual disruptive student behavior citation is
             1914      issued under Subsection (6) shall be referred to the juvenile court for violation of Subsection
             1915      (3).
             1916          (b) Within five days after the day on which a habitual disruptive student behavior
             1917      citation is issued, a representative of the school district or charter school shall provide
             1918      documentation, to a parent of the qualifying minor who receives the citation, of the efforts


             1919      made by a school counselor or representative under Subsection (4)(c).
             1920          (8) Nothing in this part prohibits a local school board, school district, governing board
             1921      of a charter school, or charter school from taking any lawful action not in conflict with the
             1922      provisions of this section, including action described in this part and action relating to a
             1923      habitually truant or ungovernable child, to address a disruptive student behavior problem of:
             1924          (a) a school-age minor who is not a qualifying minor; or
             1925          (b) a qualifying minor, regardless of the number of times that the qualifying minor has
             1926      engaged in disruptive student behavior during the school year.
             1927          Section 36. Section 53A-17a-131.16 is amended to read:
             1928           53A-17a-131.16. State contribution for school district hold harmless program.
             1929          (1) The state's contribution of $3,897,110 for a school district hold harmless program
             1930      for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2001, is appropriated to the State Board of Education for
             1931      distribution to school districts impacted by the block grant programs established under
             1932      [Chapter 335,] Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 335, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2001.
             1933          (2) (a) The board shall allocate the appropriation to school districts and the Utah
             1934      Schools for the Deaf and the Blind as provided for in rules of the State Board of Education.
             1935          (b) The rules shall provide for a reallocation of the total appropriation based on final
             1936      year end data.
             1937          (c) Each school district shall receive its equitable share of the total which may differ
             1938      from the amount specified in [Chapter 335,] Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 335, Section 22.
             1939          (d) A district may not receive more or less than its equitable share of the total.
             1940          Section 37. Section 53A-29-103 is amended to read:
             1941           53A-29-103. Interns -- Workers' compensation medical benefits.
             1942          (1) An intern participating in an internship under Section 53A-29-102 is considered to
             1943      be a volunteer government worker of the sponsoring public school, or an employee of the
             1944      sponsoring private school, solely for purposes of receiving workers' compensation medical
             1945      benefits.
             1946          (2) Receipt of medical benefits under Subsection (1) shall be the exclusive remedy
             1947      against the school and the cooperating employer for all injuries and occupational diseases as
             1948      provided under Title [35] 34A, Chapters [1] 2, Workers' Compensation Act and [2] 3, Utah
             1949      Occupational Disease Act.


             1950          Section 38. Section 53B-2-107 is amended to read:
             1951           53B-2-107. Appropriations reallocation.
             1952          (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of Title 63, Chapter 38, Budgetary Procedures
             1953      Act, appropriations for the support of higher education for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
             1954      2001 and ending June 30, 2002, may be reallocated between line items as provided in this
             1955      section.
             1956          (2) (a) The president of the University of Utah may reallocate between line items the
             1957      appropriations:
             1958          (i) described in Items 143-150 and Item 152 in [Chapter 334,] Laws of Utah 2001,
             1959      Chapter 334; and
             1960          (ii) as modified by:
             1961          (A) H.B. 1, 2002 General Session; and
             1962          (B) H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             1963          (b) The total amount of money reallocated may not exceed the sum of the reductions
             1964      made in H.B. 1, 2002 General Session and H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             1965          (3) (a) The president of Utah State University may reallocate between line items the
             1966      appropriations:
             1967          (i) described in Items 154-166 in [Chapter 334,] Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 334; and
             1968          (ii) as modified by:
             1969          (A) H.B. 1, 2002 General Session; and
             1970          (B) H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             1971          (b) The total amount of money reallocated may not exceed the sum of the reductions
             1972      made in H.B. 1, 2002 General Session and H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             1973          (4) (a) The president of Weber State University may reallocate between line items the
             1974      appropriations:
             1975          (i) described in Items 168 and 169 in [Chapter 334,] Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 334;
             1976      and
             1977          (ii) as modified by:
             1978          (A) H.B. 1, 2002 General Session; and
             1979          (B) H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             1980          (b) The total amount of money reallocated may not exceed the sum of the reductions


             1981      made in H.B. 1, 2002 General Session and H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             1982          (5) (a) The president of Southern Utah University may reallocate between line items
             1983      the appropriations:
             1984          (i) described in Items 170-172 in [Chapter 334,] Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 334; and
             1985          (ii) as modified by:
             1986          (A) H.B. 1, 2002 General Session; and
             1987          (B) H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             1988          (b) The total amount of money reallocated may not exceed the sum of the reductions
             1989      made in H.B. 1, 2002 General Session and H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             1990          (6) (a) The president of Snow College may reallocate between line items the
             1991      appropriations:
             1992          (i) described in Items 173-175 in [Chapter 334,] Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 334; and
             1993          (ii) as modified by:
             1994          (A) H.B. 1, 2002 General Session; and
             1995          (B) H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             1996          (b) The total amount of money reallocated may not exceed the sum of the reductions
             1997      made in H.B. 1, 2002 General Session and H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             1998          (7) (a) The president of Dixie State College may reallocate between line items the
             1999      appropriations:
             2000          (i) described in Items 177-179 in [Chapter 334,] Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 334; and
             2001          (ii) as modified by:
             2002          (A) H.B. 1, 2002 General Session; and
             2003          (B) H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             2004          (b) The total amount of money reallocated may not exceed the sum of the reductions
             2005      made in H.B. 1, 2002 General Session and H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             2006          (8) (a) The president of the College of Eastern Utah may reallocate between line items
             2007      the appropriations:
             2008          (i) described in Items 180-183 in [Chapter 334,] Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 334; and
             2009          (ii) as modified by:
             2010          (A) H.B. 1, 2002 General Session; and
             2011          (B) H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.


             2012          (b) The total amount of money reallocated may not exceed the sum of the reductions
             2013      made in H.B. 1, 2002 General Session and H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             2014          (9) (a) The president of Utah Valley State College may reallocate between line items
             2015      the appropriations:
             2016          (i) described in Items 184 and 185 in [Chapter 334,] Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 334;
             2017      and
             2018          (ii) as modified by:
             2019          (A) H.B. 1, 2002 General Session; and
             2020          (B) H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             2021          (b) The total amount of money reallocated may not exceed the sum of the reductions
             2022      made in H.B. 1, 2002 General Session and H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             2023          (10) (a) The president of Salt Lake Community College may reallocate between line
             2024      items the appropriations:
             2025          (i) described in Items 186-188 in [Chapter 334,] Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 334; and
             2026          (ii) as modified by:
             2027          (A) H.B. 1, 2002 General Session; and
             2028          (B) H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             2029          (b) The total amount of money reallocated may not exceed the sum of the reductions
             2030      made in H.B. 1, 2002 General Session and H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             2031          (11) (a) The State Board of Regents may reallocate between line items the
             2032      appropriations:
             2033          (i) described in Items 189, 190, and 192-199 in [Chapter 334,] Laws of Utah 2001,
             2034      Chapter 334; and
             2035          (ii) as modified by:
             2036          (A) H.B. 1, 2002 General Session; and
             2037          (B) H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             2038          (b) The total amount of money reallocated may not exceed the sum of the reductions
             2039      made in H.B. 1, 2002 General Session and H.B. 3, 2002 General Session.
             2040          Section 39. Section 54-7-12.9 is amended to read:
             2041           54-7-12.9. Gross receipts tax decrease on electrical corporations -- Tariffs --
             2042      Procedure.


             2043          (1) As used in this section:
             2044          [(b)] (a) (i) "electrical corporation" includes every corporation, cooperative association,
             2045      and person, their lessees, trustees, and receivers, owning, controlling, operating, or managing
             2046      any electric plant, or in any way furnishing electric power for public service or to its consumers
             2047      or members for domestic, commercial, or industrial use, within this state, that:
             2048          (A) pays property taxes under Title 59, Chapter 2, Property Tax Act; and
             2049          (B) is subject to rate regulation by the commission; and
             2050          (ii) "electrical corporation" does not include independent energy producers, or
             2051      electricity that is generated on or distributed by the producer solely for the producer's own use,
             2052      the use of the producer's tenants, or for the use of members of an association of unit owners
             2053      formed under Title 57, Chapter 8, Condominium Ownership Act, and not for sale to the public
             2054      generally[.]; and
             2055          [(a)] (b) "gross receipts tax" means the tax:
             2056          (i) imposed by Title 59, Chapter 8a, Gross Receipts Tax on Electrical Corporations
             2057      Act; and
             2058          (ii) repealed by [Section 5, Chapter 221,] Laws of Utah 2006[; and], Chapter 221,
             2059      Section 5.
             2060          (2) An electrical corporation shall:
             2061          (a) file new tariffs with the commission on or before July 31, 2006 as part of its 2006
             2062      general rate case revenue requirement:
             2063          (i) reflecting the decrease in the electrical corporation's rates as a result of the repeal of
             2064      the gross receipts tax by [Section 5, Chapter 221,] Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 221, Section 5;
             2065      and
             2066          (ii) spreading the amount of the decrease described in Subsection (2)(a)(i) among all
             2067      classes of the electrical corporation's customers on the same basis that the gross receipts tax
             2068      was allocated to each class of the electrical corporation's customers under the rates effective on
             2069      the day on which the rate determined by the commission take effect under the electrical
             2070      corporation's 2006 general rate case filed on or before September 1, 2006; and
             2071          (b) on or before the day on which the electrical corporation files new tariffs with the
             2072      commission under Subsection (2)(a), file with the commission a complete report of the
             2073      calculation of the allocation required by this section.


             2074          Section 40. Section 57-1-5 is amended to read:
             2075           57-1-5. Creation of joint tenancy presumed -- Tenancy in common -- Severance of
             2076      joint tenancy.
             2077          (1) (a) Beginning on May 5, 1997, every ownership interest in real estate granted to
             2078      two persons in their own right who are designated as husband and wife in the granting
             2079      documents is presumed to be a joint tenancy interest with rights of survivorship, unless
             2080      severed, converted, or expressly declared in the grant to be otherwise.
             2081          (b) Every ownership interest in real estate that does not qualify for the joint tenancy
             2082      presumption as provided in Subsection (1)(a) is presumed to be a tenancy in common interest
             2083      unless expressly declared in the grant to be otherwise.
             2084          (2) (a) Use of words "joint tenancy" or "with rights of survivorship" or "and to the
             2085      survivor of them" or words of similar import means a joint tenancy.
             2086          (b) Use of words "tenancy in common" or "with no rights of survivorship" or
             2087      "undivided interest" or words of similar import declare a tenancy in common.
             2088          (3) A sole owner of real property creates a joint tenancy in himself and another or
             2089      others:
             2090          (a) by making a transfer to himself and another or others as joint tenants by use of the
             2091      words as provided in Subsection (2)(a); or
             2092          (b) by conveying to another person or persons an interest in land in which an interest is
             2093      retained by the grantor and by declaring the creation of a joint tenancy by use of the words as
             2094      provided in Subsection (2)(a).
             2095          (4) In all cases, the interest of joint tenants shall be equal and undivided.
             2096          (5) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(b), if a joint tenant makes a bona fide
             2097      conveyance of the joint tenant's interest in property held in joint tenancy to himself or another,
             2098      the joint tenancy is severed and converted into a tenancy in common.
             2099          (b) If there is more than one joint tenant remaining after a joint tenant severs a joint
             2100      tenancy under Subsection (5)(a), the remaining joint tenants continue to hold their interest in
             2101      joint tenancy.
             2102          (6) The amendments to this section in [Chapter 124,] Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 124,
             2103      have no retrospective operation and shall govern instruments executed and recorded on or after
             2104      May 5, 1997.


             2105          Section 41. Section 57-1-21 is amended to read:
             2106           57-1-21. Trustees of trust deeds -- Qualifications.
             2107          (1) (a) The trustee of a trust deed shall be:
             2108          (i) any active member of the Utah State Bar who maintains a place within the state
             2109      where the trustor or other interested parties may meet with the trustee to:
             2110          (A) request information about what is required to reinstate or payoff the obligation
             2111      secured by the trust deed;
             2112          (B) deliver written communications to the lender as required by both the trust deed and
             2113      by law;
             2114          (C) deliver funds to reinstate or payoff the loan secured by the trust deed; or
             2115          (D) deliver funds by a bidder at a foreclosure sale to pay for the purchase of the
             2116      property secured by the trust deed[.];
             2117          (ii) any depository institution as defined in Section 7-1-103 , or insurance company
             2118      authorized to do business and actually doing business in Utah under the laws of Utah or the
             2119      United States;
             2120          (iii) any corporation authorized to conduct a trust business and actually conducting a
             2121      trust business in Utah under the laws of Utah or the United States;
             2122          (iv) any title insurance company or agency that:
             2123          (A) holds a certificate of authority or license under Title 31A, Insurance Code, to
             2124      conduct insurance business in the state;
             2125          (B) is actually doing business in the state; and
             2126          (C) maintains a bona fide office in the state;
             2127          (v) any agency of the United States government; or
             2128          (vi) any association or corporation that is licensed, chartered, or regulated by the Farm
             2129      Credit Administration or its successor.
             2130          (b) For purposes of this Subsection (1), a person maintains a bona fide office within the
             2131      state if that person maintains a physical office in the state:
             2132          (i) that is open to the public;
             2133          (ii) that is staffed during regular business hours on regular business days; and
             2134          (iii) at which a trustor of a trust deed may in person:
             2135          (A) request information regarding a trust deed; or


             2136          (B) deliver funds, including reinstatement or payoff funds.
             2137          (c) This Subsection (1) is not applicable to a trustee of a trust deed existing prior to
             2138      May 14, 1963, nor to any agreement that is supplemental to that trust deed.
             2139          (d) The amendments in [Chapter 209,] Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 209, to this
             2140      Subsection (1) apply only to a trustee that is appointed on or after May 6, 2002.
             2141          (2) The trustee of a trust deed may not be the beneficiary of the trust deed, unless the
             2142      beneficiary is qualified to be a trustee under Subsection (1)(a)(ii), (iii), (v), or (vi).
             2143          (3) The power of sale conferred by Section 57-1-23 may only be exercised by the
             2144      trustee of a trust deed if the trustee is qualified under Subsection (1)(a)(i) or (iv).
             2145          (4) A trust deed with an unqualified trustee or without a trustee shall be effective to
             2146      create a lien on the trust property, but the power of sale and other trustee powers under the trust
             2147      deed may be exercised only if the beneficiary has appointed a qualified successor trustee under
             2148      Section 57-1-22 .
             2149          Section 42. Section 57-1-21.5 is amended to read:
             2150           57-1-21.5. Trustees of trust deeds -- Duties -- Prohibited conduct -- Penalties.
             2151          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), the following duties of the trustee may not be
             2152      delegated:
             2153          (a) the preparation and execution of:
             2154          (i) the notice of default and election to sell;
             2155          (ii) the cancellation of notice of default and election to sell;
             2156          (iii) the notice of sale; and
             2157          (iv) the trustee's deed;
             2158          (b) the notification of foreclosure through publication, posting, and certified or
             2159      registered mail;
             2160          (c) the receiving and responding to requests for reinstatement or payoff requirements;
             2161      and
             2162          (d) the handling of reinstatement or payoff funds.
             2163          (2) Nothing in this section is intended to prevent:
             2164          (a) the trustee from using clerical or office staff:
             2165          (i) that is under the trustee's direct and immediate supervision; and
             2166          (ii) to assist in the duties described in Subsection (1);


             2167          (b) the trustee from using the services of others for publication, posting, marketing, or
             2168      advertising the sale; or
             2169          (c) a beneficiary of a trust deed or the servicing agent of the beneficiary from directly
             2170      performing the functions described in:
             2171          (i) Subsection (1)(c); or
             2172          (ii) Subsection (1)(d).
             2173          (3) The amendments in [Chapter 209,] Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 209, to Subsection
             2174      (2) do not apply to a foreclosure if the notice of default related to the foreclosure was filed
             2175      before May 6, 2002.
             2176          (4) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (4)(c), a trustee may not solicit or receive any
             2177      fee for referring business to a third party.
             2178          (b) Fees prohibited under Subsection (4)(a) include:
             2179          (i) a commission;
             2180          (ii) a referral based fee, including a fee for the referral of:
             2181          (A) title work;
             2182          (B) posting services; or
             2183          (C) publishing services; or
             2184          (iii) a fee similar to a fee described in Subsection (4)(b)(i) or (ii).
             2185          (c) Subsection (4)(a) does not apply to:
             2186          (i) fees received by a trustee for the trustee acting as co-legal counsel, if the trustee is
             2187      otherwise permitted by law to receive fees as co-legal counsel; or
             2188          (ii) a nonpreferred participation in net profits based upon an ownership interest or
             2189      franchise relationship that is not otherwise prohibited by law.
             2190          (5) A trustee may not require the following to pay any costs that exceed the actual costs
             2191      incurred by the trustee:
             2192          (a) a trustor reinstating or paying off a loan; or
             2193          (b) a beneficiary acquiring property through foreclosure.
             2194          (6) (a) A person that violates Subsection (4) or (5) is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
             2195          (b) In addition to a person's liability under Subsection (6)(a), if a person violates
             2196      Subsection (4) or (5), that person is liable to the trustor for an amount equal to the greater of:
             2197          (i) the actual damages of the trustor as a result of the violation; or


             2198          (ii) $1,000.
             2199          (c) In an action brought under Subsection (6)(b), the party that does not prevail in the
             2200      action that is brought under Subsection (6)(b) shall pay the attorney fees of the prevailing party.
             2201          Section 43. Section 58-1-501.5 is amended to read:
             2202           58-1-501.5. Anatomic pathology services -- Billing violations.
             2203          (1) As used in this section, the following definitions apply:
             2204          (a) (i) "Anatomic pathology services" including "technical or professional component
             2205      of anatomic pathology services" means:
             2206          (A) histopathology or surgical pathology, meaning the gross examination of, histologic
             2207      processing of, or microscopic examination of human organ tissue performed by a physician or
             2208      under the supervision of a physician;
             2209          (B) cytopathology, meaning the examination of human cells, from fluids, aspirates,
             2210      washings, brushings, or smears, including the pap test examination performed by a physician or
             2211      under the supervision of a physician;
             2212          (C) hematology, meaning the microscopic evaluation of human bone marrow aspirates
             2213      and biopsies performed by a physician or under the supervision of a physician and peripheral
             2214      human blood smears when the attending or treating physician or other practitioner of the
             2215      healing arts or a technologist requests that a blood smear be reviewed by a pathologist;
             2216          (D) subcellular pathology and molecular pathology; and
             2217          (E) blood bank services performed by a pathologist.
             2218          (ii) "Anatomic pathology services" including "technical or professional component of
             2219      anatomic pathology services" does not include the initial collection or packaging of a sample
             2220      for transport.
             2221          (b) "Clinical laboratory" or "laboratory" means a facility for the biological,
             2222      microbiological, serological, chemical, immunohematological, hematological, biophysical,
             2223      cytological, pathological, or other examination of materials derived from the human body for
             2224      the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of any disease
             2225      or impairment of human beings or the assessment of the health of human beings.
             2226          (c) "Health care facility" has the meaning provided in Section 26-21-2 .
             2227          (d) "Health care provider" includes:
             2228          (i) an advanced practice registered nurse licensed under Chapter 31b, Nurse Practice


             2229      Act;
             2230          (ii) a [chiropractor] chiropractic physician licensed under Chapter 73, Chiropractic
             2231      Physician Practice Act;
             2232          (iii) a dentist licensed under Chapter 69, Dentist and Dental Hygienist Practice Act;
             2233          (iv) a nurse midwife licensed under Chapter 44a, Nurse Midwife Practice Act;
             2234          (v) an optometrist licensed under Chapter 16a, Utah Optometry Practice Act;
             2235          (vi) an osteopathic physician and surgeon licensed under Chapter 68, Utah Osteopathic
             2236      Medical Practice Act;
             2237          (vii) a [podiatrist] podiatric physician licensed under Chapter 5a, Podiatric Physician
             2238      Licensing Act;
             2239          (viii) a physician and surgeon licensed under Chapter 67, Utah Medical Practice Act;
             2240      and
             2241          (ix) a [physician's] physician assistant licensed under Chapter 70a, Physician Assistant
             2242      Act.
             2243          (e) "Insurer" includes:
             2244          (i) any entity offering accident and health insurance as defined in Section 31A-1-301 ;
             2245          (ii) workers' compensation benefits;
             2246          (iii) a health maintenance organization; or
             2247          (iv) any self-insurance, as defined in Section 31A-1-301 , that offers health care
             2248      insurance or benefits.
             2249          (2) (a) A health care provider who orders anatomic pathology services for a patient
             2250      from an independent physician or laboratory may not directly or indirectly mark up, charge a
             2251      commission, or make a profit on the anatomic pathology service provided by the independent
             2252      physician or laboratory.
             2253          (b) Nothing in Subsection (2)(a):
             2254          (i) restricts the ability of a health care provider, who has not performed or supervised
             2255      either the technical or professional component of the anatomic pathology service, to obtain
             2256      payment for services related solely to the collection and packaging of a sample and
             2257      administrative billing costs; or
             2258          (ii) restricts the ability of the lab function in the Department of Health to bill for
             2259      services.


             2260          (3) A health care provider when billing a patient directly for anatomic pathology
             2261      services provided by an independent physician or laboratory shall furnish an itemized bill
             2262      which conforms with the billing practices of the American Medical Association that
             2263      conspicuously discloses the charge for each anatomic pathology service, physician or
             2264      laboratory name, and address for each anatomic pathology service rendered to the patient by the
             2265      physician or laboratory that performed the anatomic pathology service.
             2266          (4) The disclosure to be made under Subsection (3) shall not be required when the
             2267      anatomic pathology service is being ordered by a hospital, a laboratory performing either the
             2268      professional or technical component of the service, or a physician performing either the
             2269      professional or technical component of the service, a public health clinic, or a state or federal
             2270      agency.
             2271          (5) Failure to comply with the requirements of this section shall be considered to be
             2272      unprofessional conduct.
             2273          Section 44. Section 58-37-5.5 is amended to read:
             2274           58-37-5.5. Recognized controlled substance analogs.
             2275          (1) A substance listed under Subsection (2) is an analog, as defined in Subsection
             2276      58-37-2 (1)[(f)](g), if the substance, in any quantity, and in any material, compound, mixture, or
             2277      preparation, is present in:
             2278          (a) any product manufactured, distributed, or possessed for the purpose of human
             2279      consumption; or
             2280          (b) any product, the use or administration of which results in human consumption.
             2281          (2) Substances referred to in Subsection (1) include, but are not limited to:
             2282          (a) gamma butyrolactone (GBL);
             2283          (b) butyrolactone;
             2284          (c) 1,2 butanolide;
             2285          (d) 2-oxanolone;
             2286          (e) tetrahydro-2-furanone;
             2287          (f) dihydro-2 (3H)-furanone;
             2288          (g) tetramethylene glycol;
             2289          (h) 1,4 butanediol; and
             2290          (i) gamma valerolactone.


             2291          Section 45. Section 58-67-302.5 is amended to read:
             2292           58-67-302.5. Licensing of graduates of foreign medical schools.
             2293          (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, an individual enrolled
             2294      in a medical school outside the United States, its territories, the District of Columbia, or
             2295      Canada is eligible for licensure as a physician and surgeon in this state if the individual has
             2296      satisfied the following requirements:
             2297          (a) meets all the requirements of Section 58-67-302 , except for Subsection
             2298      58-67-302 (1)(d);
             2299          (b) has studied medicine in a medical school located outside the United States which is
             2300      recognized by an organization approved by the division;
             2301          (c) has completed all of the formal requirements of the foreign medical school except
             2302      internship or social service;
             2303          (d) has attained a passing score on the educational commission for foreign medical
             2304      graduates examination or other qualifying examinations such as the United States Medical
             2305      Licensing Exam parts I and II, which are approved by the division or a medical school
             2306      approved by the division;
             2307          (e) has satisfactorily completed one calendar year of supervised clinical training under
             2308      the direction of a United States medical education setting accredited by the liaison committee
             2309      for graduate medical education and approved by the division;
             2310          (f) has completed the postgraduate hospital training required by Subsection
             2311      58-67-302 (1)(f)(i); and
             2312          (g) has passed the examination required by the division of all applicants for licensure.
             2313          (2) Satisfaction of the requirements of Subsection (1) is in lieu of:
             2314          (a) the completion of any foreign internship or social service requirements; and
             2315          (b) the certification required by Subsection 58-67-302 (1)(e).
             2316          (3) Individuals who satisfy the requirements of Subsections (1)(a) through (f) shall be
             2317      eligible for admission to graduate medical education programs within the state, including
             2318      internships and residencies, which are accredited by the liaison committee for graduate medical
             2319      education.
             2320          (4) A document issued by a medical school located outside the United States shall be
             2321      considered the equivalent of a degree of doctor of medicine for the purpose of licensure as a


             2322      physician and surgeon in this state if:
             2323          (a) the foreign medical school is recognized by an organization approved by the
             2324      division;
             2325          (b) the document granted by the foreign medical school is issued after the completion
             2326      of all formal requirements of the medical school except internship or social service; and
             2327          (c) the foreign medical school certifies that the person to whom the document was
             2328      issued has satisfactorily completed the requirements of [this] Subsection (1)(c).
             2329          (5) The provisions for licensure under this section shall be known as the "fifth pathway
             2330      program."
             2331          Section 46. Section 58-72-301 is amended to read:
             2332           58-72-301. License required -- License classification.
             2333          (1) A license is required to engage in the practice of acupuncture, except as specifically
             2334      provided in Section 58-1-307 or 58-72-304 .
             2335          (2) The division shall issue to a person who qualifies under this chapter a license in the
             2336      classification of licensed acupuncturist.
             2337          Section 47. Section 58-72-501 is amended to read:
             2338           58-72-501. Acupuncture licensee -- Restriction on titles used.
             2339          (1) (a) A person practicing as a licensed acupuncturist may not display or in any way
             2340      use any title, words, or insignia in conjunction with the person's name or practice except the
             2341      words "licensed acupuncturist" or "L.Ac.".
             2342          (b) When used in conjunction with the person's practice, the term "licensed
             2343      acupuncturist" or "L.Ac." shall be displayed next to the name of the licensed acupuncturist.
             2344          (2) (a) A licensed acupuncturist may not use the term "physician," "physician or
             2345      surgeon," or "doctor" in conjunction with the acupuncturist's name or practice.
             2346          (b) "Doctor of acupuncture" or "oriental medical doctor" may be used if the term is
             2347      commensurate with the degree in acupuncture received by the practitioner.
             2348          (3) Medical doctors or [chiropractors] chiropractic physicians who choose to practice
             2349      acupuncture shall represent themselves as medical doctors or [chiropractors] chiropractic
             2350      physicians practicing acupuncture and not as licensed acupuncturists.
             2351          Section 48. Section 59-2-405.2 is amended to read:
             2352           59-2-405.2. Definitions -- Uniform statewide fee on certain tangible personal


             2353      property -- Distribution of revenues -- Rulemaking authority -- Determining the length of
             2354      a vessel.
             2355          (1) As used in this section:
             2356          (a) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(a)(ii), "all-terrain vehicle" means a motor
             2357      vehicle that:
             2358          (A) is an:
             2359          (I) all-terrain type I vehicle as defined in Section 41-22-2 ; or
             2360          (II) all-terrain type II vehicle as defined in Section 41-22-2 ;
             2361          (B) is required to be registered in accordance with Title 41, Chapter 22, Off-Highway
             2362      Vehicles; and
             2363          (C) has:
             2364          (I) an engine with more than 150 cubic centimeters displacement;
             2365          (II) a motor that produces more than five horsepower; or
             2366          (III) an electric motor; and
             2367          (ii) notwithstanding Subsection (1)(a)(i), "all-terrain vehicle" does not include a
             2368      snowmobile.
             2369          (b) "Camper" means a camper:
             2370          (i) as defined in Section 41-1a-102 ; and
             2371          (ii) that is required to be registered in accordance with Title 41, Chapter 1a, Part 2,
             2372      Registration.
             2373          (c) (i) "Canoe" means a vessel that:
             2374          (A) is long and narrow;
             2375          (B) has curved sides; and
             2376          (C) is tapered:
             2377          (I) to two pointed ends; or
             2378          (II) to one pointed end and is blunt on the other end; and
             2379          (ii) "canoe" includes:
             2380          (A) a collapsible inflatable canoe;
             2381          (B) a kayak;
             2382          (C) a racing shell; or
             2383          (D) a rowing scull.


             2384          (d) "Dealer" is as defined in Section 41-1a-102 .
             2385          (e) "Jon boat" means a vessel that:
             2386          (i) has a square bow; and
             2387          (ii) has a flat bottom.
             2388          (f) "Motor vehicle" is as defined in Section 41-22-2 .
             2389          (g) "Other motorcycle" means a motor vehicle that:
             2390          (i) is:
             2391          (A) a motorcycle as defined in Section 41-1a-102 ; and
             2392          (B) designed primarily for use and operation over unimproved terrain;
             2393          (ii) is required to be registered in accordance with Title 41, Chapter 1a, Part 2,
             2394      Registration; and
             2395          (iii) has:
             2396          (A) an engine with more than 150 cubic centimeters displacement; or
             2397          (B) a motor that produces more than five horsepower.
             2398          (h) (i) "Other trailer" means a portable vehicle without motive power that is primarily
             2399      used:
             2400          (A) to transport tangible personal property; and
             2401          (B) for a purpose other than a commercial purpose; and
             2402          (ii) in accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, for
             2403      purposes of Subsection (1)(h)(i)(B), the commission may by rule define what constitutes a
             2404      purpose other than a commercial purpose.
             2405          (i) "Outboard motor" is as defined in Section 41-1a-102 .
             2406          (j) "Personal watercraft" means a personal watercraft:
             2407          (i) as defined in Section 73-18-2 ; and
             2408          (ii) that is required to be registered in accordance with Title 73, Chapter 18, State
             2409      Boating Act.
             2410          (k) (i) "Pontoon" means a vessel that:
             2411          (A) is:
             2412          (I) supported by one or more floats; and
             2413          (II) propelled by either inboard or outboard power; and
             2414          (B) is not:


             2415          (I) a houseboat; or
             2416          (II) a collapsible inflatable vessel; and
             2417          (ii) in accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             2418      commission may by rule define the term "houseboat".
             2419          (l) "Qualifying adjustment, exemption, or reduction" means an adjustment, exemption,
             2420      or reduction:
             2421          (i) of all or a portion of a qualifying payment;
             2422          (ii) granted by a county during the refund period; and
             2423          (iii) received by a qualifying person.
             2424          (m) (i) "Qualifying payment" means the payment made:
             2425          (A) of a uniform statewide fee in accordance with this section:
             2426          (I) by a qualifying person;
             2427          (II) to a county; and
             2428          (III) during the refund period; and
             2429          (B) on an item of qualifying tangible personal property; and
             2430          (ii) if a qualifying person received a qualifying adjustment, exemption, or reduction for
             2431      an item of qualifying tangible personal property, the qualifying payment for that qualifying
             2432      tangible personal property is equal to the difference between:
             2433          (A) the payment described in this Subsection (1)(m) for that item of qualifying tangible
             2434      personal property; and
             2435          (B) the amount of the qualifying adjustment, exemption, or reduction.
             2436          (n) "Qualifying person" means a person that paid a uniform statewide fee:
             2437          (i) during the refund period;
             2438          (ii) in accordance with this section; and
             2439          (iii) on an item of qualifying tangible personal property.
             2440          (o) "Qualifying tangible personal property" means a:
             2441          (i) qualifying vehicle; or
             2442          (ii) qualifying watercraft.
             2443          (p) "Qualifying vehicle" means:
             2444          (i) an all-terrain vehicle with an engine displacement that is 100 or more cubic
             2445      centimeters but 150 or less cubic centimeters;


             2446          (ii) an other motorcycle with an engine displacement that is 100 or more cubic
             2447      centimeters but 150 or less cubic centimeters;
             2448          (iii) a small motor vehicle with an engine displacement that is 100 or more cubic
             2449      centimeters but 150 or less cubic centimeters;
             2450          (iv) a snowmobile with an engine displacement that is 100 or more cubic centimeters
             2451      but 150 or less cubic centimeters; or
             2452          (v) a street motorcycle with an engine displacement that is 100 or more cubic
             2453      centimeters but 150 or less cubic centimeters.
             2454          (q) "Qualifying watercraft" means a:
             2455          (i) canoe;
             2456          (ii) collapsible inflatable vessel;
             2457          (iii) jon boat;
             2458          (iv) pontoon;
             2459          (v) sailboat; or
             2460          (vi) utility boat.
             2461          (r) "Refund period" means the time period:
             2462          (i) beginning on January 1, 2006; and
             2463          (ii) ending on December 29, 2006.
             2464          (s) "Sailboat" means a sailboat as defined in Section 73-18-2 .
             2465          (t) (i) "Small motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle that:
             2466          (A) is required to be registered in accordance with Title 41, Motor Vehicles; and
             2467          (B) has:
             2468          (I) an engine with 150 or less cubic centimeters displacement; or
             2469          (II) a motor that produces five or less horsepower; and
             2470          (ii) in accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             2471      commission may by rule develop a process for an owner of a motor vehicle to certify whether
             2472      the motor vehicle has:
             2473          (A) an engine with 150 or less cubic centimeters displacement; or
             2474          (B) a motor that produces five or less horsepower.
             2475          (u) "Snowmobile" means a motor vehicle that:
             2476          (i) is a snowmobile as defined in Section 41-22-2 ;


             2477          (ii) is required to be registered in accordance with Title 41, Chapter 22, Off-Highway
             2478      Vehicles; and
             2479          (iii) has:
             2480          (A) an engine with more than 150 cubic centimeters displacement; or
             2481          (B) a motor that produces more than five horsepower.
             2482          (v) "Street motorcycle" means a motor vehicle that:
             2483          (i) is:
             2484          (A) a motorcycle as defined in Section 41-1a-102 ; and
             2485          (B) designed primarily for use and operation on highways;
             2486          (ii) is required to be registered in accordance with Title 41, Chapter 1a, Part 2,
             2487      Registration; and
             2488          (iii) has:
             2489          (A) an engine with more than 150 cubic centimeters displacement; or
             2490          (B) a motor that produces more than five horsepower.
             2491          (w) "Tangible personal property owner" means a person that owns an item of
             2492      qualifying tangible personal property.
             2493          (x) "Tent trailer" means a portable vehicle without motive power that:
             2494          (i) is constructed with collapsible side walls that:
             2495          (A) fold for towing by a motor vehicle; and
             2496          (B) unfold at a campsite;
             2497          (ii) is designed as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational, or vacation use;
             2498          (iii) is required to be registered in accordance with Title 41, Chapter 1a, Part 2,
             2499      Registration; and
             2500          (iv) does not require a special highway movement permit when drawn by a
             2501      self-propelled motor vehicle.
             2502          (y) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(y)(ii), "travel trailer" means a travel trailer:
             2503          (A) as defined in Section 41-1a-102 ; and
             2504          (B) that is required to be registered in accordance with Title 41, Chapter 1a, Part 2,
             2505      Registration; and
             2506          (ii) notwithstanding Subsection (1)(y)(i), "travel trailer" does not include:
             2507          (A) a camper; or


             2508          (B) a tent trailer.
             2509          (z) (i) "Utility boat" means a vessel that:
             2510          (A) has:
             2511          (I) two or three bench seating;
             2512          (II) an outboard motor; and
             2513          (III) a hull made of aluminum, fiberglass, or wood; and
             2514          (B) does not have:
             2515          (I) decking;
             2516          (II) a permanent canopy; or
             2517          (III) a floor other than the hull; and
             2518          (ii) notwithstanding Subsection (1)(z)(i), "utility boat" does not include a collapsible
             2519      inflatable vessel.
             2520          (aa) "Vessel" means a vessel:
             2521          (i) as defined in Section 73-18-2 , including an outboard motor of the vessel; and
             2522          (ii) that is required to be registered in accordance with Title 73, Chapter 18, State
             2523      Boating Act.
             2524          (2) (a) In accordance with Utah Constitution Article XIII, Section 2, Subsection (6),
             2525      beginning on January 1, 2006, the tangible personal property described in Subsection (2)(b) is:
             2526          (i) exempt from the tax imposed by Section 59-2-103 ; and
             2527          (ii) in lieu of the tax imposed by Section 59-2-103 , subject to uniform statewide fees as
             2528      provided in this section.
             2529          (b) The following tangible personal property applies to Subsection (2)(a) if that
             2530      tangible personal property is required to be registered with the state:
             2531          (i) an all-terrain vehicle;
             2532          (ii) a camper;
             2533          (iii) an other motorcycle;
             2534          (iv) an other trailer;
             2535          (v) a personal watercraft;
             2536          (vi) a small motor vehicle;
             2537          (vii) a snowmobile;
             2538          (viii) a street motorcycle;


             2539          (ix) a tent trailer;
             2540          (x) a travel trailer; and
             2541          (xi) a vessel if that vessel is less than 31 feet in length as determined under Subsection
             2542      (6).
             2543          (3) For purposes of this section, the uniform statewide fees are:
             2544          (a) for an all-terrain vehicle, an other motorcycle, or a snowmobile:
             2545      Age of All-Terrain Vehicle, Other Motorcycle, or Snowmobile    Uniform Statewide Fee
             2546                  12 or more years                    $10
             2547                  9 or more years but less than 12 years        $20
             2548                  6 or more years but less than 9 years            $30
             2549                  3 or more years but less than 6 years            $35
             2550                  Less than 3 years                    $45
             2551          (b) for a camper or a tent trailer:
             2552              Age of Camper or Tent Trailer            Uniform Statewide Fee
             2553                  12 or more years                    $10
             2554                  9 or more years but less than 12 years        $25
             2555                  6 or more years but less than 9 years            $35
             2556                  3 or more years but less than 6 years            $50
             2557                  Less than 3 years                    $70
             2558          (c) for an other trailer:
             2559              Age of Other Trailer                    Uniform Statewide Fee
             2560                  12 or more years                    $10
             2561                  9 or more years but less than 12 years        $15
             2562                  6 or more years but less than 9 years            $20
             2563                  3 or more years but less than 6 years            $25
             2564                  Less than 3 years                    $30
             2565          (d) for a personal watercraft:
             2566              Age of Personal Watercraft                Uniform Statewide Fee
             2567                  12 or more years                    $10
             2568                  9 or more years but less than 12 years        $25
             2569                  6 or more years but less than 9 years            $35


             2570                  3 or more years but less than 6 years            $45
             2571                  Less than 3 years                    $55
             2572          (e) for a small motor vehicle:
             2573              Age of Small Motor Vehicle                Uniform Statewide Fee
             2574                  6 or more years                    $10
             2575                  3 or more years but less than 6 years            $15
             2576                  Less than 3 years                    $25
             2577          (f) for a street motorcycle:
             2578              Age of Street Motorcycle                Uniform Statewide Fee
             2579                  12 or more years                    $10
             2580                  9 or more years but less than 12 years        $35
             2581                  6 or more years but less than 9 years            $50
             2582                  3 or more years but less than 6 years            $70
             2583                  Less than 3 years                    $95
             2584          (g) for a travel trailer:
             2585              Age of Travel Trailer                    Uniform Statewide Fee
             2586                  12 or more years                    $20
             2587                  9 or more years but less than 12 years        $65
             2588                  6 or more years but less than 9 years            $90
             2589                  3 or more years but less than 6 years            $135
             2590                  Less than 3 years                    $175
             2591          (h) $10 regardless of the age of the vessel if the vessel is:
             2592          (i) less than 15 feet in length;
             2593          (ii) a canoe;
             2594          (iii) a jon boat; or
             2595          (iv) a utility boat;
             2596          (i) for a collapsible inflatable vessel, pontoon, or sailboat, regardless of age:
             2597          Length of Vessel                Uniform Statewide Fee
             2598          15 feet or more in length but less than 19 feet in length        $15
             2599          19 feet or more in length but less than 23 feet in length        $25
             2600          23 feet or more in length but less than 27 feet in length        $40


             2601          27 feet or more in length but less than 31 feet in length        $75
             2602          (j) for a vessel, other than a canoe, collapsible inflatable vessel, jon boat, pontoon,
             2603      sailboat, or utility boat, that is 15 feet or more in length but less than 19 feet in length:
             2604               Age of Vessel                Uniform Statewide Fee
             2605              12 or more years                    $25
             2606              9 or more years but less than 12 years        $65
             2607              6 or more years but less than 9 years            $80
             2608              3 or more years but less than 6 years            $110
             2609              Less than 3 years                    $150
             2610          (k) for a vessel, other than a canoe, collapsible inflatable vessel, jon boat, pontoon,
             2611      sailboat, or utility boat, that is 19 feet or more in length but less than 23 feet in length:
             2612               Age of Vessel                Uniform Statewide Fee
             2613              12 or more years                    $50
             2614              9 or more years but less than 12 years        $120
             2615              6 or more years but less than 9 years            $175
             2616              3 or more years but less than 6 years            $220
             2617              Less than 3 years                    $275
             2618          (l) for a vessel, other than a canoe, collapsible inflatable vessel, jon boat, pontoon,
             2619      sailboat, or utility boat, that is 23 feet or more in length but less than 27 feet in length:
             2620               Age of Vessel                Uniform Statewide Fee
             2621              12 or more years                    $100
             2622              9 or more years but less than 12 years        $180
             2623              6 or more years but less than 9 years            $240
             2624              3 or more years but less than 6 years            $310
             2625              Less than 3 years                    $400
             2626          (m) for a vessel, other than a canoe, collapsible inflatable vessel, jon boat, pontoon,
             2627      sailboat, or utility boat, that is 27 feet or more in length but less than 31 feet in length:
             2628               Age of Vessel                Uniform Statewide Fee
             2629              12 or more years                    $120
             2630              9 or more years but less than 12 years        $250
             2631              6 or more years but less than 9 years            $350


             2632              3 or more years but less than 6 years            $500
             2633              Less than 3 years                    $700
             2634          (4) Notwithstanding Section 59-2-407 , tangible personal property subject to the
             2635      uniform statewide fees imposed by this section that is brought into the state shall, as a
             2636      condition of registration, be subject to the uniform statewide fees unless all property taxes or
             2637      uniform fees imposed by the state of origin have been paid for the current calendar year.
             2638          (5) (a) The revenues collected in each county from the uniform statewide fees imposed
             2639      by this section shall be distributed by the county to each taxing entity in which each item of
             2640      tangible personal property subject to the uniform statewide fees is located in the same
             2641      proportion in which revenues collected from the ad valorem property tax are distributed.
             2642          (b) Each taxing entity described in Subsection (5)(a) that receives revenues from the
             2643      uniform statewide fees imposed by this section shall distribute the revenues in the same
             2644      proportion in which revenues collected from the ad valorem property tax are distributed.
             2645          (6) (a) For purposes of the uniform statewide fee imposed by this section, the length of
             2646      a vessel shall be determined as provided in this Subsection (6).
             2647          (b) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (6)(b)(ii), the length of a vessel shall be
             2648      measured as follows:
             2649          (A) the length of a vessel shall be measured in a straight line; and
             2650          (B) the length of a vessel is equal to the distance between the bow of the vessel and the
             2651      stern of the vessel.
             2652          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (6)(b)(i), the length of a vessel may not include the
             2653      length of:
             2654          (A) a swim deck;
             2655          (B) a ladder;
             2656          (C) an outboard motor; or
             2657          (D) an appurtenance or attachment similar to Subsections (6)(b)(ii)(A) through (C) as
             2658      determined by the commission by rule.
             2659          (iii) In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
             2660      the commission may by rule define what constitutes an appurtenance or attachment similar to
             2661      Subsections (6)(b)(ii)(A) through (C).
             2662          (c) The length of a vessel:


             2663          (i) (A) for a new vessel, is the length:
             2664          (I) listed on the manufacturer's statement of origin if the length of the vessel measured
             2665      under Subsection (6)(b) is equal to the length of the vessel listed on the manufacturer's
             2666      statement of origin; or
             2667          (II) listed on a form submitted to the commission by a dealer in accordance with
             2668      Subsection (6)(d) if the length of the vessel measured under Subsection (6)(b) is not equal to
             2669      the length of the vessel listed on the manufacturer's statement of origin; or
             2670          (B) for a vessel other than a new vessel, is the length:
             2671          (I) corresponding to the model number if the length of the vessel measured under
             2672      Subsection (6)(b) is equal to the length of the vessel determined by reference to the model
             2673      number; or
             2674          (II) listed on a form submitted to the commission by an owner of the vessel in
             2675      accordance with Subsection (6)(d) if the length of the vessel measured under Subsection (6)(b)
             2676      is not equal to the length of the vessel determined by reference to the model number; and
             2677          (ii) (A) is determined at the time of the:
             2678          (I) first registration as defined in Section 41-1a-102 that occurs on or after January 1,
             2679      2006; or
             2680          (II) first renewal of registration that occurs on or after January 1, 2006; and
             2681          (B) may be determined after the time described in Subsection (6)(c)(ii)(A) only if the
             2682      commission requests that a dealer or an owner submit a form to the commission in accordance
             2683      with Subsection (6)(d).
             2684          (d) (i) A form under Subsection (6)(c) shall:
             2685          (A) be developed by the commission;
             2686          (B) be provided by the commission to:
             2687          (I) a dealer; or
             2688          (II) an owner of a vessel;
             2689          (C) provide for the reporting of the length of a vessel;
             2690          (D) be submitted to the commission at the time the length of the vessel is determined in
             2691      accordance with Subsection (6)(c)(ii);
             2692          (E) be signed by:
             2693          (I) if the form is submitted by a dealer, that dealer; or


             2694          (II) if the form is submitted by an owner of the vessel, an owner of the vessel; and
             2695          (F) include a certification that the information set forth in the form is true.
             2696          (ii) A certification made under Subsection (6)(d)(i)(F) is considered as if made under
             2697      oath and subject to the same penalties as provided by law for perjury.
             2698          (iii) (A) A dealer or an owner that submits a form to the commission under Subsection
             2699      (6)(c) is considered to have given the dealer's or owner's consent to an audit or review by:
             2700          (I) the commission;
             2701          (II) the county assessor; or
             2702          (III) the commission and the county assessor.
             2703          (B) The consent described in Subsection (6)(d)(iii)(A) is a condition to the acceptance
             2704      of any form.
             2705          (7) (a) A county that collected a qualifying payment from a qualifying person during
             2706      the refund period shall issue a refund to the qualifying person as described in Subsection (7)(b)
             2707      if:
             2708          (i) the difference described in Subsection (7)(b) is $1 or more; and
             2709          (ii) the qualifying person submitted a form in accordance with Subsections (7)(c) and
             2710      (d).
             2711          (b) The refund amount shall be calculated as follows:
             2712          (i) for a qualifying vehicle, the refund amount is equal to the difference between:
             2713          (A) the qualifying payment the qualifying person paid on the qualifying vehicle during
             2714      the refund period; and
             2715          (B) the amount of the statewide uniform fee:
             2716          (I) for that qualifying vehicle; and
             2717          (II) that the qualifying person would have been required to pay:
             2718          (Aa) during the refund period; and
             2719          (Bb) in accordance with this section had [Section 1, Chapter 3,] Laws of Utah 2006,
             2720      Fifth Special Session, Chapter 3, Section 1, been in effect during the refund period; and
             2721          (ii) for a qualifying watercraft, the refund amount is equal to the difference between:
             2722          (A) the qualifying payment the qualifying person paid on the qualifying watercraft
             2723      during the refund period; and
             2724          (B) the amount of the statewide uniform fee:


             2725          (I) for that qualifying watercraft;
             2726          (II) that the qualifying person would have been required to pay:
             2727          (Aa) during the refund period; and
             2728          (Bb) in accordance with this section had [Section 1, Chapter 3,] Laws of Utah 2006,
             2729      Fifth Special Session, Chapter 3, Section 1, been in effect during the refund period.
             2730          (c) Before the county issues a refund to the qualifying person in accordance with
             2731      Subsection (7)(a) the qualifying person shall submit a form to the county to verify the
             2732      qualifying person is entitled to the refund.
             2733          (d) (i) A form under Subsection (7)(c) or (8) shall:
             2734          (A) be developed by the commission;
             2735          (B) be provided by the commission to the counties;
             2736          (C) be provided by the county to the qualifying person or tangible personal property
             2737      owner;
             2738          (D) provide for the reporting of the following:
             2739          (I) for a qualifying vehicle:
             2740          (Aa) the type of qualifying vehicle; and
             2741          (Bb) the amount of cubic centimeters displacement;
             2742          (II) for a qualifying watercraft:
             2743          (Aa) the length of the qualifying watercraft;
             2744          (Bb) the age of the qualifying watercraft; and
             2745          (Cc) the type of qualifying watercraft;
             2746          (E) be signed by the qualifying person or tangible personal property owner; and
             2747          (F) include a certification that the information set forth in the form is true.
             2748          (ii) A certification made under Subsection (7)(d)(i)(F) is considered as if made under
             2749      oath and subject to the same penalties as provided by law for perjury.
             2750          (iii) (A) A qualifying person or tangible personal property owner that submits a form to
             2751      a county under Subsection (7)(c) or (8) is considered to have given the qualifying person's
             2752      consent to an audit or review by:
             2753          (I) the commission;
             2754          (II) the county assessor; or
             2755          (III) the commission and the county assessor.


             2756          (B) The consent described in Subsection (7)(d)(iii)(A) is a condition to the acceptance
             2757      of any form.
             2758          (e) The county shall make changes to the commission's records with the information
             2759      received by the county from the form submitted in accordance with Subsection (7)(c).
             2760          (8) A county shall change its records regarding an item of qualifying tangible personal
             2761      property if the tangible personal property owner submits a form to the county in accordance
             2762      with Subsection (7)(d).
             2763          (9) (a) For purposes of this Subsection (9) "owner of tangible personal property" means
             2764      a person that was required to pay a uniform statewide fee:
             2765          (i) during the refund period;
             2766          (ii) in accordance with this section; and
             2767          (iii) on an item of tangible personal property subject to the uniform statewide fees
             2768      imposed by this section.
             2769          (b) A county that collected revenues from uniform statewide fees imposed by this
             2770      section during the refund period shall notify an owner of tangible personal property:
             2771          (i) of the tangible personal property classification changes made to this section
             2772      pursuant to [Section 1, Chapter 3,] Laws of Utah 2006, Fifth Special Session, Chapter 3,
             2773      Section 1;
             2774          (ii) that the owner of tangible personal property may obtain and file a form to modify
             2775      the county's records regarding the owner's tangible personal property; and
             2776          (iii) that the owner may be entitled to a refund pursuant to Subsection (7).
             2777          Section 49. Section 59-7-116 is amended to read:
             2778           59-7-116. Taxation of regulated investment companies.
             2779          (1) A regulated investment company or a fund of such a company, as defined in
             2780      Sections 851(a) or 851[(h)](g), Internal Revenue Code, which is organized under the laws of
             2781      Utah, shall determine Utah taxable income as follows:
             2782          (a) calculate investment company taxable income, as determined in Section 852(b)(2),
             2783      Internal Revenue Code;
             2784          (b) add any municipal interest and the exclusion of net capital gain provided in Section
             2785      852(b)(2)(A), Internal Revenue Code; and
             2786          (c) subtract the deduction for the capital gain dividends and exempt interest dividends


             2787      as defined in Sections 852(b)(3)[(c)](C) and 852(b)(5), Internal Revenue Code.
             2788          (2) A regulated investment company which is organized under the laws of Utah or a
             2789      fund of such a company, shall be taxed at the same rate and in the same manner as a
             2790      corporation as provided in this chapter.
             2791          Section 50. Section 61-1-30 is amended to read:
             2792           61-1-30. Prior law repealed -- Savings clause.
             2793          (1) The Securities Act, Title 61, Chapter 1, [Utah Code Annotated 1953,] as amended
             2794      by [Chapter 129,] Laws of Utah 1957, Chapter 129, is hereby repealed except as saved in this
             2795      section.
             2796          (2) Prior law exclusively governs all suits, actions, prosecutions, or proceedings which
             2797      are pending or may be initiated on the basis of facts or circumstances occurring before the
             2798      effective date of this chapter, except that no civil suit or action may be maintained to enforce
             2799      any liability under prior law unless brought within any period of limitation which applied when
             2800      the cause of action accrued and in any event within two years after the effective date of this
             2801      chapter.
             2802          (3) All effective registrations under prior law, all administrative orders relating to such
             2803      registrations, and all conditions imposed upon such registrations remain in effect so long as
             2804      they would have remained in effect if this chapter had not been passed. They are considered to
             2805      have been filed, entered, or imposed under this chapter, but are governed by prior law.
             2806          (4) Prior law applies in respect of any offer or sale made within one year after the
             2807      effective date of this chapter pursuant to an offering begun in good faith before its effective
             2808      date on the basis of an exemption available under prior law.
             2809          (5) Judicial review of all administrative orders as to which review proceedings have
             2810      not been instituted by the effective date of this chapter are governed by Section 61-1-23 , except
             2811      that no review proceeding may be instituted unless the petition is filed within any period of
             2812      limitation which applied to a review proceeding when the order was entered and in any event
             2813      within 60 days after the effective date of this chapter.
             2814          Section 51. Section 62A-4a-207 is amended to read:
             2815           62A-4a-207. Legislative Oversight Panel -- Responsibilities.
             2816          (1) (a) There is created the Child Welfare Legislative Oversight Panel composed of the
             2817      following members:


             2818          (i) two members of the Senate, one from the majority party and one from the minority
             2819      party, appointed by the president of the Senate; and
             2820          (ii) three members of the House of Representatives, two from the majority party and
             2821      one from the minority party, appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives.
             2822          (b) Members of the panel shall serve for two-year terms, or until their successors are
             2823      appointed.
             2824          (c) A vacancy exists whenever a member ceases to be a member of the Legislature, or
             2825      when a member resigns from the panel. Vacancies shall be filled by the appointing authority,
             2826      and the replacement shall fill the unexpired term.
             2827          (2) The president of the Senate shall designate one of the senators appointed to the
             2828      panel under Subsection (1) as the Senate chair of the panel. The speaker of the House of
             2829      Representatives shall designate one of the representatives appointed to the panel under
             2830      Subsection (1) as the House chair of the panel.
             2831          (3) The panel shall follow the interim committee rules established by the Legislature.
             2832          (4) The panel shall:
             2833          (a) examine and observe the process and execution of laws governing the child welfare
             2834      system by the executive branch and the judicial branch;
             2835          (b) upon request, receive testimony from the public, the juvenile court, and from all
             2836      state agencies involved with the child welfare system including, but not limited to, the division,
             2837      other offices and agencies within the department, the attorney general's office, the Office of the
             2838      Guardian Ad Litem Director, and school districts;
             2839          (c) before October 1, 2002, and before October 1 of each year thereafter receive reports
             2840      from the division, the attorney general, and the judicial branch identifying the cases not in
             2841      compliance with the time limits established in Section 78-3a-308 , regarding pretrial and
             2842      adjudication hearings, Section 78-3a-311 , regarding dispositional hearings and reunification
             2843      services, and Section 78-3a-312 , regarding permanency hearings and petitions for termination,
             2844      and the reasons for the noncompliance;
             2845          (d) receive recommendations from, and make recommendations to the governor, the
             2846      Legislature, the attorney general, the division, the Office of the Guardian Ad Litem Director,
             2847      the juvenile court, and the public;
             2848          (e) (i) receive reports from the executive branch and the judicial branch on budgetary


             2849      issues impacting the child welfare system; and
             2850          (ii) recommend, as it considers advisable, budgetary proposals to the Health and
             2851      Human Services [Joint] Appropriations Subcommittee, the Executive Offices and Criminal
             2852      Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, and the Executive Appropriations Committee, which
             2853      recommendation should be made before December 1 of each year;
             2854          (f) study and recommend proposed changes to laws governing the child welfare
             2855      system;
             2856          (g) study actions the state can take to preserve, unify, and strengthen the child's family
             2857      ties whenever possible in the child's best interest, including recognizing the constitutional
             2858      rights and claims of parents whenever those family ties are severed or infringed;
             2859          (h) perform such other duties related to the oversight of the child welfare system as the
             2860      panel considers appropriate; and
             2861          (i) annually report its findings and recommendations to the president of the Senate, the
             2862      speaker of the House of Representatives, the Health and Human Services Interim Committee,
             2863      and the Judiciary Interim Committee.
             2864          (5) (a) The panel has authority to review and discuss individual cases.
             2865          (b) When an individual case is discussed, the panel's meeting may be closed pursuant
             2866      to Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act.
             2867          (c) When discussing an individual case, the panel shall make reasonable efforts to
             2868      identify and consider the concerns of all parties to the case.
             2869          (6) (a) The panel has authority to make recommendations to the Legislature, the
             2870      governor, the Board of Juvenile Court Judges, the division, and any other statutorily created
             2871      entity related to the policies and procedures of the child welfare system. The panel does not
             2872      have authority to make recommendations to the court, the division, or any other public or
             2873      private entity regarding the disposition of any individual case.
             2874          (b) The panel may hold public hearings, as it considers advisable, in various locations
             2875      within the state in order to afford all interested persons an opportunity to appear and present
             2876      their views regarding the child welfare system in this state.
             2877          (7) (a) All records of the panel regarding individual cases shall be classified private,
             2878      and may be disclosed only in accordance with federal law and the provisions of Title 63,
             2879      Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act.


             2880          (b) The panel shall have access to all of the division's records, including those
             2881      regarding individual cases. In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 2, Government Records
             2882      Access and Management Act, all documents and information received by the panel shall
             2883      maintain the same classification that was designated by the division.
             2884          (8) In order to accomplish its oversight functions, the panel has:
             2885          (a) all powers granted to legislative interim committees in Section 36-12-11 ; and
             2886          (b) legislative subpoena powers under Title 36, Chapter 14, Legislative Subpoena
             2887      Powers.
             2888          (9) Members of the panel shall receive salary and expenses in accordance with Section
             2889      36-2-2 .
             2890          (10) (a) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall provide staff
             2891      support to the panel.
             2892          (b) The panel is authorized to employ additional professional assistance and other staff
             2893      members as it considers necessary and appropriate.
             2894          Section 52. Section 63-34-6 is amended to read:
             2895           63-34-6. Division directors -- Appointment -- Removal -- Jurisdiction of executive
             2896      director -- Natural resources planning.
             2897          (1) (a) The chief administrative officer of each division within the Department of
             2898      Natural Resources shall be a director appointed by the executive director of the Department of
             2899      Natural Resources with the concurrence of the board having policy authority for the division.
             2900          (b) The director of each division may be removed from office by the executive director
             2901      of the Department of Natural Resources.
             2902          (c) The appointment and term of office of the state engineer, notwithstanding anything
             2903      to the contrary contained in this section, shall be in accordance with Section 73-2-1 .
             2904          (2) (a) The executive director of the Department of Natural Resources shall have
             2905      administrative jurisdiction over each of the division directors for the purpose of implementing
             2906      department policy as established by the division boards.
             2907          (b) The executive director of the Department of Natural Resources may consolidate
             2908      personnel and service functions in the respective divisions under his administrative jurisdiction
             2909      to effectuate efficiency and economy in the operations of the department, and may establish a
             2910      departmental services division to perform service functions.


             2911          (c) This jurisdiction includes the authority of the executive director to employ law
             2912      enforcement officers and special function officers within the Department of Natural Resources.
             2913      These law enforcement officers shall have all of the powers of conservation officers provided
             2914      in Title 23, [Fish and Game] Wildlife Resources Code of Utah, and law enforcement officers,
             2915      with the exception of the power to serve civil process.
             2916          (3) (a) The executive director of the Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation
             2917      with the governmental entities having policymaking authority regarding natural resources, may
             2918      engage in studies and comprehensive planning for the development and conservation of the
             2919      state's natural resources.
             2920          (b) The executive director shall submit any plans to the governor for review and
             2921      approval.
             2922          Section 53. Section 63-38c-103 is amended to read:
             2923           63-38c-103. Definitions.
             2924          As used in this chapter:
             2925          (1) (a) "Appropriations" means actual unrestricted capital and operating appropriations
             2926      from unrestricted General Fund sources and from non-Uniform School Fund income tax
             2927      revenues as presented in the governor's executive budgets.
             2928          (b) Appropriations includes appropriations that are contingent upon available surpluses
             2929      in the General Fund.
             2930          (c) "Appropriations" does not mean:
             2931          (i) debt service expenditures;
             2932          (ii) emergency expenditures;
             2933          (iii) expenditures from all other fund or subfund sources presented in the executive
             2934      budgets;
             2935          (iv) transfers or appropriations from the Education Fund to the Uniform School Fund;
             2936          (v) transfers into, or appropriations made to, the General Fund Budget Reserve
             2937      Account established in Section 63-38-2.5 ;
             2938          (vi) transfers into, or appropriations made to, the Education Budget Reserve Account
             2939      established in Section 63-38-2.6 ;
             2940          (vii) transfers in accordance with Section 63-38-2.7 into, or appropriations made to the
             2941      State Disaster Recovery Restricted Account created in Section 53-2-403 ;


             2942          (viii) monies appropriated to fund the total one-time project costs for the construction
             2943      of capital developments as defined in Section 63A-5-104 ;
             2944          (ix) transfers or deposits into or appropriations made to the Centennial Highway Fund
             2945      Restricted Account created by Section 72-2-118 ;
             2946          (x) transfers or deposits into or appropriations made to the Transportation Investment
             2947      Fund of 2005 created by Section 72-2-124 ; or
             2948          (xi) transfers or deposits into or appropriations made to:
             2949          (A) the Department of Transportation from any source; or
             2950          (B) any transportation-related account or fund from any source.
             2951          (2) "Base year real per capita appropriations" means the result obtained for the state by
             2952      dividing the fiscal year 1985 actual appropriations of the state less debt monies by:
             2953          (a) the state's July 1, 1983 population; and
             2954          (b) the fiscal year 1983 inflation index divided by 100.
             2955          (3) "Calendar year" means the time period beginning on January 1 of any given year
             2956      and ending on December 31 of the same year.
             2957          (4) "Fiscal emergency" means an extraordinary occurrence requiring immediate
             2958      expenditures and includes the settlement under [Chapter 4,] Laws of Utah 1988, Fourth Special
             2959      Session, Chapter 4.
             2960          (5) "Fiscal year" means the time period beginning on July 1 of any given year and
             2961      ending on June 30 of the subsequent year.
             2962          (6) "Fiscal year 1985 actual base year appropriations" means fiscal year 1985 actual
             2963      capital and operations appropriations from General Fund and non-Uniform School Fund
             2964      income tax revenue sources, less debt monies.
             2965          (7) "Inflation index" means the change in the general price level of goods and services
             2966      as measured by the Gross National Product Implicit Price Deflator of the Bureau of Economic
             2967      Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce calculated as provided in Section 63-38c-202 .
             2968          (8) (a) "Maximum allowable appropriations limit" means the appropriations that could
             2969      be, or could have been, spent in any given year under the limitations of this chapter.
             2970          (b) "Maximum allowable appropriations limit" does not mean actual appropriations
             2971      spent or actual expenditures.
             2972          (9) "Most recent fiscal year's inflation index" means the fiscal year inflation index two


             2973      fiscal years previous to the fiscal year for which the maximum allowable inflation and
             2974      population appropriations limit is being computed under this chapter.
             2975          (10) "Most recent fiscal year's population" means the fiscal year population two fiscal
             2976      years previous to the fiscal year for which the maximum allowable inflation and population
             2977      appropriations limit is being computed under this chapter.
             2978          (11) "Population" means the number of residents of the state as of July 1 of each year
             2979      as calculated by the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget according to the procedures and
             2980      requirements of Section 63-38c-202 .
             2981          (12) "Revenues" means the revenues of the state from every tax, penalty, receipt, and
             2982      other monetary exaction and interest connected with it that are recorded as unrestricted revenue
             2983      of the General Fund and from non-Uniform School Fund income tax revenues, except as
             2984      specifically exempted by this chapter.
             2985          (13) "Security" means any bond, note, warrant, or other evidence of indebtedness,
             2986      whether or not the bond, note, warrant, or other evidence of indebtedness is or constitutes an
             2987      "indebtedness" within the meaning of any provision of the constitution or laws of this state.
             2988          Section 54. Section 63-55-253 is amended to read:
             2989           63-55-253. Repeal dates, Titles 53, 53A, and 53B.
             2990          The following provisions [of Title 53A] are repealed on the following dates:
             2991          [(5)] (1) Section 53-3-232 , Conditional licenses, is repealed July 1, 2015.
             2992          [(1)] (2) Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 6, Public Education Job Enhancement Program is
             2993      repealed July 1, 2010.
             2994          [(2)] (3) Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 9, Voluntary Extended-day Kindergarten Program,
             2995      is repealed July 1, 2011.
             2996          [(3)] (4) The State Instructional Materials Commission, created in Section 53A-14-101 ,
             2997      is repealed July 1, 2011.
             2998          [(4) Title 53A, Chapter 20a, Public Education Revenue Bond Act, is repealed July 1,
             2999      2007.]
             3000          Section 55. Section 63-55b-153 is amended to read:
             3001           63-55b-153. Repeal dates -- Titles 53, 53A, and 53B.
             3002          [(1) Section 53-3-210 is repealed February 1, 2007.]
             3003          [(2)] (1) Section 53A-1-403.5 is repealed July 1, 2012.


             3004          [(3) Subsection 53A-1a-511 (7)(c) is repealed July 1, 2007.]
             3005          [(4)] (2) Section 53A-3-702 is repealed July 1, 2008.
             3006          [(5)] (3) Section 53A-6-112 is repealed July 1, 2009.
             3007          [(6)] (4) Section 53A-17a-152 is repealed July 1, 2010.
             3008          Section 56. Section 63-55b-163 is amended to read:
             3009           63-55b-163. Repeal dates, Title 63 to Title 63B.
             3010          [