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Representative Kory M. Holdaway proposes the following substitute bill:


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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITY CHANGES

             2     
2009 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Kory M. Holdaway

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies provisions relating to the process of certifying local government
             10      actions affecting the name or boundary of a local entity.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    modifies and clarifies the process of certifying:
             14              .    local government changes that affect or create local government boundaries; and
             15              .    local government name changes;
             16          .    provides a process for certifying final local entity plats for local government
             17      boundary changes;
             18          .    eliminates a requirement for municipalities to prepare articles of incorporation as
             19      part of the incorporation process and eliminates an alternative to filing articles of
             20      incorporation;
             21          .    modifies the duties of the lieutenant governor, county surveyors, and county
             22      recorders in the process of certifying local government boundary and name changes;
             23          .    modifies the process for a municipality to change its name;
             24          .    establishes the date of recording documents related to a boundary action as the
             25      effective date of the boundary action for purposes of assessing property affected by


             26      the boundary action;
             27          .    imposes restrictions on a local entity's imposition of property taxes, assessments, or
             28      fees until documents related to the boundary action are recorded;
             29          .    modifies the event from which the effective date of a municipal annexation or
             30      boundary adjustment is calculated;
             31          .    clarifies and makes technical changes relating to the process of consolidating
             32      counties and the process of annexing part of one county to another county;
             33          .    limits a person from filing for recording a plat that depicts a local entity's boundary
             34      as it exists as a result of a boundary action unless it complies with certain
             35      requirements;
             36          .    modifies the duties of the surveyor within the Automated Geographic Reference
             37      Center;
             38          .    makes a political subdivision's boundary in the State Geographic Information
             39      Database the official boundary for purposes of US Census Bureau needs;
             40          .    modifies the process for counties to resolve a dispute or uncertainty about the true
             41      location of a county boundary and replaces the state engineer with the surveyor in
             42      the Automated Geographic Reference Center in that process; and
             43          .    makes technical changes.
             44      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             45          None
             46      Other Special Clauses:
             47          None
             48      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             49      AMENDS:
             50          10-1-118, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 318
             51          10-2-119, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             52          10-2-120, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             53          10-2-121, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, First Special Session, Chapter 9
             54          10-2-125, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 16 and 19
             55          10-2-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Second Special Session, Chapter 4
             56          10-2-418, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 329 and 378


             57          10-2-419, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             58          10-2-425, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 329 and 378
             59          10-2-507, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             60          10-2-610, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 389
             61          10-2-611, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             62          10-2-705, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1977, Chapter 48
             63          10-2-711, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 318
             64          10-2-712, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             65          10-6-111, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 146
             66          11-13-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             67          11-13-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             68          11-13-205, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapters 105 and 233
             69          17-3-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             70          17-21-20, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 147
             71          17-50-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             72          17-50-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             73          17B-1-105, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             74          17B-1-215, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
             75          17B-1-216, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             76          17B-1-405, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             77          17B-1-414, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 118
             78          17B-1-415, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             79          17B-1-416, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 118
             80          17B-1-417, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             81          17B-1-512, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             82          17B-1-1308, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             83          17C-1-201, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 359
             84          17C-1-701, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 359
             85          17D-1-204, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
             86          17D-1-208, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
             87          17D-1-209, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360


             88          17D-1-403, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
             89          17D-1-603, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
             90          17D-3-203, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
             91          53A-2-101.5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             92          53A-2-118, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 92
             93          53A-2-118.1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 92
             94          63F-1-506, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233 and renumbered and
             95      amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 169
             96          63F-1-507, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             97          63G-7-401, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             98          67-1a-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 75 and 83
             99      ENACTS:
             100          17-2-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             101          17-2-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             102          17-2-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             103          17-2-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             104          17-23-20, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             105          59-2-305.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             106          67-1a-6.7, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             107      REPEALS AND REENACTS:
             108          67-1a-6.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
             109      RENUMBERS AND AMENDS:
             110          17-2-103, (Renumbered from 17-2-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter
             111      227)
             112          17-2-104, (Renumbered from 17-2-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1984, Chapter
             113      68)
             114          17-2-105, (Renumbered from 17-2-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter
             115      233)
             116          17-2-106, (Renumbered from 17-2-5, Utah Code Annotated 1953)
             117          17-2-203, (Renumbered from 17-2-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter
             118      258)


             119          17-2-204, (Renumbered from 17-2-8, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter
             120      258)
             121          17-2-205, (Renumbered from 17-2-9, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter
             122      233)
             123          17-2-206, (Renumbered from 17-2-10, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Sixth
             124      Special Session, Chapter 3)
             125          17-2-207, (Renumbered from 17-2-11, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter
             126      227)
             127          17-2-208, (Renumbered from 17-2-12, Utah Code Annotated 1953)
             128          17-2-209, (Renumbered from 17-2-13, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter
             129      233)
             130      REPEALS:
             131          10-1-116, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             132          10-1-117, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             133          10-2-122, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 38
             134          10-2-508, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 279
             135          17-2-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1984, Chapter 68
             136          17-2-7, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 258
             137          17-3-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1984, Chapter 68
             138     
             139      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             140          Section 1. Section 10-1-118 is amended to read:
             141           10-1-118. Changing the name of a municipality.
             142          (1) A municipality may change its name [by filing amended articles of incorporation as
             143      provided in Section 10-1-117 .] as provided in this section.
             144          (2) To initiate a name change, the legislative body of a municipality shall:
             145          (a) adopt an ordinance or resolution approving a name change; and
             146          (b) file with the lieutenant governor a copy of a notice of an impending name change,
             147      as defined in Section 67-1a-6.7 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.7 (3).
             148          (3) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of name change under
             149      Section 67-1a-6.7 , the municipal legislative body shall:


             150          (a) if the municipality is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the
             151      recorder of that county:
             152          (i) the original:
             153          (A) notice of an impending name change; and
             154          (B) certificate of name change; and
             155          (ii) a certified copy of the ordinance or resolution approving the name change; or
             156          (b) if the municipality is located within the boundaries of more than a single county:
             157          (i) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             158          (A) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (3)(a)(i)(A) and (B); and
             159          (B) a certified copy of the ordinance or resolution approving the name change; and
             160          (ii) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             161          (A) a certified copy of the documents described in Subsections (3)(a)(i)(A) and (B);
             162      and
             163          (B) a certified copy of the ordinance or resolution approving the name change.
             164          [(2)] (4) (a) The name change becomes effective upon the lieutenant governor's
             165      [certification of the amended articles as provided in Subsection 10-1-117 (3).] issuance of a
             166      certificate of name change under Section 67-1a-6.7 .
             167          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (4)(a), the municipality may not operate under the new
             168      name until the documents listed in Subsection (3) are recorded in the office of the recorder of
             169      each county in which the municipality is located.
             170          Section 2. Section 10-2-119 is amended to read:
             171           10-2-119. Filing of notice and approved final local entity plat with lieutenant
             172      governor -- Effective date of incorporation -- Necessity of recording documents and effect
             173      of not recording.
             174          (1) [Within seven days after the canvass of the final election of city officers under
             175      Section 10-2-116 , the] The mayor-elect of the [new] future city shall [file at least three copies
             176      of the articles of incorporation]:
             177          (a) within 30 days after the canvass of the final election of city officers under Section
             178      10-2-116 , file with the lieutenant governor[.]:
             179          [(2) The articles of incorporation shall:]
             180          [(a) contain the name of the city;]


             181          [(b) contain an accurate map or plat, prepared by a licensed surveyor, approved by the
             182      legislative body, and filed with the county surveyor in accordance with Section 17-23-17 ,
             183      showing the boundaries of the city;]
             184          [(c) contain the city's class according to population as defined in Section 10-2-301 ;
             185      and]
             186          [(d) be signed and verified by the mayor-elect of the city.]
             187          [(3) The legislative body of the new city shall comply with the notice requirements of
             188      Section 10-1-116 .]
             189          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ,
             190      that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             191          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             192          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of incorporation under
             193      Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             194          (i) if the city is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the recorder
             195      of that county the original:
             196          (A) notice of an impending boundary action;
             197          (B) certificate of incorporation; and
             198          (C) approved final local entity plat; or
             199          (ii) if the city is located within the boundaries of more than a single county, submit the
             200      original of the documents listed in Subsections (1)(b)(i)(A), (B), and (C) to one of those
             201      counties and a certified copy of those documents to each other county.
             202          (2) (a) The incorporation is effective upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a
             203      certificate of incorporation under Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             204          (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a city is conclusively presumed to be
             205      lawfully incorporated and existing if, for two years following the city's incorporation:
             206          (i) (A) the city has levied and collected a property tax; or
             207          (B) for a city incorporated on or after July 1, 1998, the city has imposed a sales and use
             208      tax; and
             209          (ii) no challenge to the existence or incorporation of the city has been filed in the
             210      district court for the county in which the city is located.
             211          (3) (a) The effective date of an incorporation for purposes of assessing property within


             212      the new city is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             213          (b) Until the documents listed in Subsection (1)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             214      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a newly incorporated city may not:
             215          (i) levy or collect a property tax on property within the city;
             216          (ii) levy or collect an assessment on property within the city; or
             217          (iii) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the city.
             218          Section 3. Section 10-2-120 is amended to read:
             219           10-2-120. Powers of officers-elect.
             220          [(1) (a) Before filing articles of incorporation, the mayor-elect of the future city may
             221      file with the lieutenant governor a verified notice of intention to file the articles of
             222      incorporation.]
             223          [(b) The notice under Subsection (1)(a) shall contain:]
             224          [(i) the name of the future city;]
             225          [(ii) an accurate map or plat, prepared by a licensed surveyor, approved by the
             226      legislative body, and filed with the county surveyor in accordance with Section 17-23-17 ,
             227      showing the boundaries of the future city;]
             228          [(iii) the city's class according to population as defined in Section 10-2-301 ; and]
             229          [(iv) the proposed date for filing the articles of incorporation.]
             230          [(2)] (1) Upon the [lieutenant governor's certification of the notice] canvass of the final
             231      election of city officers under Section [ 67-1a-6.5 ] 10-2-116 and until the future city becomes
             232      legally incorporated, the officers of the future city may:
             233          (a) prepare and adopt, under Chapter 6, Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for Utah Cities,
             234      a proposed budget and compilation of ordinances;
             235          (b) negotiate and make personnel contracts and hirings;
             236          (c) negotiate and make service contracts;
             237          [(d) file the notification required by Subsection 10-1-116 (1);]
             238          [(e)] (d) negotiate and make contracts to purchase equipment, materials, and supplies;
             239          [(f)] (e) borrow funds from the county in which the future city is located under
             240      Subsection 10-2-121 (3);
             241          [(g)] (f) borrow funds for startup expenses of the future [municipality] city; H. [ and ] .H
             242          [(h)] (g) issue tax anticipation notes in the name of the future [municipality] city H. [ . ] ;
             242a      and
             242b          (h) make appointments to the city's planning commission. .H


             243          [(3)] (2) The city's legislative body shall review and ratify each contract made by the
             244      officers-elect under Subsection [(2)] (1) within 30 days [of] after the effective date of
             245      incorporation under Section [ 10-2-122 ] 10-2-119 .
             246          Section 4. Section 10-2-121 is amended to read:
             247           10-2-121. Division of municipal-type services revenues -- County may provide
             248      startup funds.
             249          (1) The county in which an area incorporating under this part is located shall, until the
             250      date of the city's incorporation under Section [ 10-2-122 ] 10-2-119 , continue:
             251          (a) to levy and collect ad valorem property tax and other revenues from or pertaining to
             252      the future city; and
             253          (b) except as otherwise agreed by the county and the officers-elect of the city [after the
             254      filing of the notice under Subsection 10-2-120 (1)], to provide the same services to the future
             255      city as the county provided before the commencement of the incorporation proceedings.
             256          (2) (a) The legislative body of the county in which a newly incorporated city is located
             257      shall share pro rata with the new city, based on the date of incorporation, the taxes and service
             258      charges or fees levied and collected by the county under Section 17-34-3 during the year of the
             259      new city's incorporation if and to the extent that the new city provides, by itself or by contract,
             260      the same services for which the county levied and collected the taxes and service charges or
             261      fees.
             262          (b) (i) The legislative body of a county in which a city incorporated after January 1,
             263      2004, is located may share with the new city taxes and service charges or fees that were levied
             264      and collected by the county under Section 17-34-3 :
             265          (A) before the year of the new city's incorporation;
             266          (B) from the previously unincorporated area that, because of the city's incorporation, is
             267      located within the boundaries of the newly incorporated city; and
             268          (C) for the purpose of providing services to the area that before the new city's
             269      incorporation was unincorporated.
             270          (ii) A county legislative body may share taxes and service charges or fees under
             271      Subsection (2)(b)(i) by a direct appropriation of funds or by a credit or offset against amounts
             272      due under a contract for municipal-type services provided by the county to the new city.
             273          (3) (a) The legislative body of a county in which an area incorporating under this part is


             274      located may appropriate county funds to:
             275          (i) before incorporation but after [a notice under Subsection 10-2-120 (1) is filed] the
             276      canvass of the final election of city officers under Section 10-2-116 , the officers-elect of the
             277      future city to pay startup expenses of the future city; or
             278          (ii) after incorporation, the new city.
             279          (b) Funds appropriated under Subsection (3)(a) may be distributed in the form of a
             280      grant, a loan, or as an advance against future distributions under Subsection (2).
             281          [(4) (a) Within 30 days of incorporation, the legislative body of the new city shall
             282      record with the recorder of the county in which the new city is located a plat or map, prepared
             283      by a licensed surveyor and approved by the legislative body of the new city, the county
             284      recorder, and county surveyor, showing the boundaries of the new city.]
             285          [(b) The legislative body of the new city shall comply with the notice requirements of
             286      Section 10-1-116 .]
             287          Section 5. Section 10-2-125 is amended to read:
             288           10-2-125. Incorporation of a town.
             289          (1) As used in this section:
             290          (a) "Assessed value," with respect to agricultural land, means the value at which the
             291      land would be assessed without regard to a valuation for agricultural use under Section
             292      59-2-503 .
             293          (b) "Financial feasibility study" means a study to determine:
             294          (i) the projected revenues for the proposed town during the first three years after
             295      incorporation; and
             296          (ii) the projected costs, including overhead, that the proposed town will incur in
             297      providing governmental services during the first three years after incorporation.
             298          (c) "Municipal service" means a publicly provided service that is not provided on a
             299      countywide basis.
             300          (d) "Nonurban" means having a residential density of less than one unit per acre.
             301          (2) (a) (i) A contiguous area of a county not within a municipality, with a population of
             302      at least 100 but less than 1,000, may incorporate as a town as provided in this section.
             303          (ii) An area within a county of the first class is not contiguous for purposes of
             304      Subsection (2)(a)(i) if:


             305          (A) the area includes a strip of land that connects geographically separate areas; and
             306          (B) the distance between the geographically separate areas is greater than the average
             307      width of the strip of land connecting the geographically separate areas.
             308          (b) The population figure under Subsection (2)(a) shall be determined:
             309          (i) as of the date the incorporation petition is filed; and
             310          (ii) by the Utah Population Estimates Committee within 20 days after the county clerk's
             311      certification under Subsection (6) of a petition filed under Subsection (4).
             312          (3) (a) The process to incorporate an area as a town is initiated by filing a request for a
             313      public hearing with the clerk of the county in which the area is located.
             314          (b) Each request for a public hearing under Subsection (3)(a) shall:
             315          (i) be signed by the owners of at least five separate parcels of private real property,
             316      each owned by a different owner, located within the area proposed to be incorporated; and
             317          (ii) be accompanied by an accurate map or plat depicting the boundary of the proposed
             318      town.
             319          (c) Within ten days after a request for a public hearing is filed under Subsection (3)(a),
             320      the county clerk shall, with the assistance of other county officers from whom the clerk
             321      requests assistance, determine whether the petition complies with the requirements of
             322      Subsection (3)(b).
             323          (d) If the clerk determines that a request under Subsection (3)(a) fails to comply with
             324      the requirements of Subsection (3)(b), the clerk shall reject the request and deliver written
             325      notice of the rejection to the signers of the request.
             326          (e) (i) If the clerk determines that a request under Subsection (3)(a) complies with the
             327      requirements of Subsection (3)(b), the clerk shall:
             328          (A) schedule and arrange for a public hearing to be held:
             329          (I) (Aa) at a public facility located within the boundary of the proposed town; or
             330          (Bb) if there is no public facility within the boundary of the proposed town, at another
             331      nearby public facility or at the county seat; and
             332          (II) within 20 days after the clerk provides the last notice required under Subsection
             333      (3)(e)(i)(B); and
             334          (B) subject to Subsection (3)(e)(ii), give notice of the public hearing on the proposed
             335      incorporation by:


             336          (I) posting notice of the public hearing on the county's Internet website, if the county
             337      has an Internet website; and
             338          (II) (Aa) publishing notice of the public hearing at least once a week for two
             339      consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation within the proposed town; or
             340          (Bb) if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the proposed town, posting
             341      notice of the public hearing in at least five conspicuous public places within the proposed town.
             342          (ii) The posting of notice required under Subsection (3)(e)(i)(B)(I) and, if applicable,
             343      Subsection (3)(e)(i)(B)(II)(Bb) and the first publishing of notice required under Subsection
             344      (3)(e)(i)(B)(II)(Aa), if applicable, shall occur no later than ten days after the clerk determines
             345      that a request complies with the requirements of Subsection (3)(b).
             346          (iii) Each public hearing under Subsection (3)(e)(i)(A) shall be conducted by the chair
             347      of the county commission or council, or the chair's designee, to:
             348          (A) introduce the concept of the proposed incorporation to the public;
             349          (B) allow the public to review the map or plat of the boundary of the proposed town;
             350          (C) allow the public to ask questions and become informed about the proposed
             351      incorporation; and
             352          (D) allow the public to express their views about the proposed incorporation, including
             353      their views about the boundary of the area proposed to be incorporated.
             354          (4) (a) At any time within three months after the public hearing under Subsection
             355      (3)(e), a petition to incorporate the area as a town may be filed with the clerk of the county in
             356      which the area is located.
             357          (b) Each petition under Subsection (4)(a) shall:
             358          (i) be signed by:
             359          (A) the owners of private real property that:
             360          (I) is located within the area proposed to be incorporated;
             361          (II) covers a majority of the total private land area within the area;
             362          (III) is equal in assessed value to more than 1/2 of the assessed value of all private real
             363      property within the area; and
             364          (IV) consists, in number of parcels, of at least 1/3 of the number of all parcels of
             365      private real property within the area proposed to be incorporated; and
             366          (B) a majority of all registered voters within the area proposed to be incorporated as a


             367      town, according to the official voter registration list maintained by the county on the date the
             368      petition is filed;
             369          (ii) designate as sponsors at least five of the property owners who have signed the
             370      petition, one of whom shall be designated as the contact sponsor, with the mailing address of
             371      each owner signing as a sponsor;
             372          (iii) be accompanied by and circulated with an accurate map or plat, prepared by a
             373      licensed surveyor, showing a legal description of the boundary of the proposed town; and
             374          (iv) substantially comply with and be circulated in the following form:
             375          PETITION FOR INCORPORATION OF (insert the proposed name of the proposed
             376      town)
             377          To the Honorable County Legislative Body of (insert the name of the county in which
             378      the proposed town is located) County, Utah:
             379          We, the undersigned owners of real property and registered voters within the area
             380      described in this petition, respectfully petition the county legislative body for the area described
             381      in this petition to be incorporated as a town. Each of the undersigned affirms that each has
             382      personally signed this petition and is an owner of real property or a registered voter residing
             383      within the described area, and that the current residence address of each is correctly written
             384      after the signer's name. The area proposed to be incorporated as a town is described as follows:
             385      (insert an accurate description of the area proposed to be incorporated).
             386          (c) A petition under this Subsection (4) may not describe an area that includes some or
             387      all of an area proposed for annexation in an annexation petition under Section 10-2-403 that:
             388          (i) was filed before the filing of the petition; and
             389          (ii) is still pending on the date the petition is filed.
             390          (d) A petition may not be filed under this section if the private real property owned by
             391      the petition sponsors, designated under Subsection (4)(b)(ii), cumulatively exceeds 40% of the
             392      total private land area within the area proposed to be incorporated as a town.
             393          (e) A signer of a petition under this Subsection (4) may withdraw or, after withdrawn,
             394      reinstate the signer's signature on the petition:
             395          (i) at any time until the county clerk certifies the petition under Subsection (6); and
             396          (ii) by filing a signed, written withdrawal or reinstatement with the county clerk.
             397          (5) (a) If a petition is filed under Subsection (4)(a) proposing to incorporate as a town


             398      an area located within a county of the first class, the county clerk shall deliver written notice of
             399      the proposed incorporation:
             400          (i) to each owner of private real property owning more than 1% of the assessed value
             401      of all private real property within the area proposed to be incorporated as a town; and
             402          (ii) within seven calendar days after the date on which the petition is filed.
             403          (b) A private real property owner described in Subsection (5)(a)(i) may exclude all or
             404      part of the owner's property from the area proposed to be incorporated as a town by filing a
             405      notice of exclusion:
             406          (i) with the county clerk; and
             407          (ii) within ten calendar days after receiving the clerk's notice under Subsection (5)(a).
             408          (c) The county legislative body shall exclude from the area proposed to be incorporated
             409      as a town the property identified in the notice of exclusion under Subsection (5)(b) if:
             410          (i) the property:
             411          (A) is nonurban; and
             412          (B) does not and will not require a municipal service; and
             413          (ii) exclusion will not leave an unincorporated island within the proposed town.
             414          (d) If the county legislative body excludes property from the area proposed to be
             415      incorporated as a town, the county legislative body shall send written notice of the exclusion to
             416      the contact sponsor within five days after the exclusion.
             417          (6) Within 20 days after the filing of a petition under Subsection (4), the county clerk
             418      shall:
             419          (a) with the assistance of other county officers from whom the clerk requests
             420      assistance, determine whether the petition complies with the requirements of Subsection (4);
             421      and
             422          (b) (i) if the clerk determines that the petition complies with those requirements:
             423          (A) certify the petition and deliver the certified petition to the county legislative body;
             424      and
             425          (B) mail or deliver written notification of the certification to:
             426          (I) the contact sponsor;
             427          (II) if applicable, the chair of the planning commission of each township in which any
             428      part of the area proposed for incorporation is located; and


             429          (III) the Utah Population Estimates Committee; or
             430          (ii) if the clerk determines that the petition fails to comply with any of those
             431      requirements, reject the petition and notify the contact sponsor in writing of the rejection and
             432      the reasons for the rejection.
             433          (7) (a) (i) A petition that is rejected under Subsection (6)(b)(ii) may be amended to
             434      correct a deficiency for which it was rejected and then refiled with the county clerk.
             435          (ii) A valid signature on a petition filed under Subsection (4)(a) may be used toward
             436      fulfilling the signature requirement of Subsection (4)(b) for the same petition that is amended
             437      under Subsection (7)(a)(i) and then refiled with the county clerk.
             438          (b) If a petition is amended and refiled under Subsection (7)(a)(i) after having been
             439      rejected by the county clerk under Subsection (6)(b)(ii):
             440          (i) the amended petition shall be considered as a newly filed petition; and
             441          (ii) the amended petition's processing priority is determined by the date on which it is
             442      refiled.
             443          (8) (a) (i) The legislative body of a county with which a petition is filed under
             444      Subsection (4) may, at its option and upon the petition being certified under Subsection (6),
             445      commission and pay for a financial feasibility study.
             446          (ii) If the county legislative body chooses to commission a financial feasibility study,
             447      the county legislative body shall:
             448          (A) within 20 days after the incorporation petition is certified, select and engage a
             449      feasibility consultant; and
             450          (B) require the feasibility consultant to complete the financial feasibility study and
             451      submit written results of the study to the county legislative body no later than 30 days after the
             452      feasibility consultant is engaged to conduct the financial feasibility study.
             453          (b) The county legislative body shall approve a petition proposing the incorporation of
             454      a town and hold an election for town officers, as provided in Subsection (9), if:
             455          (i) the county clerk has certified the petition under Subsection (6); and
             456          (ii) (A) (I) the county legislative body has commissioned a financial feasibility study
             457      under Subsection (8)(a); and
             458          (II) the results of the financial feasibility study show that the average annual amount of
             459      revenues described in Subsection (1)(b)(i) does not exceed the average annual amount of costs


             460      described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) by more than 10%; or
             461          (B) the county legislative body chooses not to commission a financial feasibility study.
             462          (c) (i) If the county legislative body commissions a financial feasibility study under
             463      Subsection (8)(a) and the results of the financial feasibility study show that the average annual
             464      amount of revenues described in Subsection (1)(b)(i) exceeds the average annual amount of
             465      costs described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) by more than 10%, the county legislative body may:
             466          (A) deny the petition, subject to Subsection (8)(c)(ii), if the results of the financial
             467      feasibility study show that the average annual amount of revenues described in Subsection
             468      (1)(b)(i) exceeds the average annual amount of costs described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) by 25%
             469      or more;
             470          (B) approve the petition and hold an election for town officers, as provided in
             471      Subsection (9); or
             472          (C) (I) with the consent of the petition sponsors:
             473          (Aa) impose conditions to mitigate the fiscal inequities identified in the financial
             474      feasibility study; or
             475          (Bb) alter the boundaries of the area proposed to be incorporated as a town to
             476      approximate the boundaries necessary to prevent the average annual amount of revenues
             477      described in Subsection (1)(b)(i) from exceeding the average annual amount of costs described
             478      in Subsection (1)(b)(ii); and
             479          (II) approve the incorporation petition and hold an election for town officers, as
             480      provided in Subsection (9).
             481          (ii) A county legislative body intending to deny a petition under Subsection (8)(c)(i)(A)
             482      shall deny the petition within 20 days after the feasibility consultant submits the written results
             483      of the financial feasibility study.
             484          (d) Each town that incorporates pursuant to a petition approved after the county
             485      legislative body imposes conditions under Subsection (8)(c)(i)(C)(I) shall comply with those
             486      conditions.
             487          (9) (a) The legislative body of the county in which the proposed new town is located
             488      shall hold the election for town officers provided for in Subsection (8) within:
             489          (i) 45 days after the petition is certified, for an election under Subsection (8)(b)(ii)(B);
             490          (ii) 45 days after the feasibility consultant submits the written results of the financial


             491      feasibility study, for an election under Subsection (8)(b)(ii)(A) or (8)(c)(i)(B); or
             492          (iii) 60 days after the feasibility consultant submits the written results of the financial
             493      feasibility study, for an election under Subsection (8)(c)(i)(C).
             494          (b) The officers elected at an election under Subsection (9)(a) shall take office:
             495          (i) at noon on the first Monday in January next following the election, if the election is
             496      held on a regular general or municipal general election date; or
             497          (ii) at noon on the first day of the month next following the effective date of the
             498      incorporation under Subsection (12), if the election of officers is held on any other date.
             499          (10) Each newly incorporated town shall operate under the five-member council form
             500      of government as defined in Section 10-3b-102 .
             501          (11) [(a) Within seven days after the canvass of the election of town officers under
             502      Subsection (9), the] The mayor-elect of the [new] future town shall [file at least three copies of
             503      the articles of incorporation of the new town]:
             504          (a) within 30 days after the canvass of the election of town officers under Subsection
             505      (9), file with the lieutenant governor[.]:
             506          [(b) The articles of incorporation shall meet the requirements of Subsection
             507      10-2-119 (2).]
             508          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ,
             509      that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             510          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             511          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of incorporation under
             512      Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             513          (i) if the town is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the recorder
             514      of that county the original:
             515          (A) notice of an impending boundary action;
             516          (B) certificate of incorporation; and
             517          (C) approved final local entity plat; or
             518          (ii) if the town is located within the boundaries of more than a single county, submit
             519      the original of the documents listed in Subsections (11)(b)(i)(A), (B), and (C) to one of those
             520      counties and a certified copy of those documents to each other county.
             521          (12) (a) A new town is incorporated:


             522          [(a)] (i) on December 31 of the year in which the lieutenant governor issues a
             523      certificate of [entity creation for the town] incorporation under Section 67-1a-6.5 , if the
             524      election of town officers under Subsection (9) is held on a regular general or municipal general
             525      election date; or
             526          [(b)] (ii) on the last day of the month during which the lieutenant governor issues a
             527      certificate of [entity creation for the town] incorporation under Section 67-1a-6.5 , if the
             528      election of town officers under Subsection (9) is held on any other date.
             529          (b) (i) The effective date of an incorporation for purposes of assessing property within
             530      the new town is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             531          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (11)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             532      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a newly incorporated town may not:
             533          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property within the town;
             534          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property within the town; or
             535          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the town.
             536          (13) For each petition filed before March 5, 2008:
             537          (a) the petition is subject to and governed by the law in effect at the time the petition
             538      was filed; and
             539          (b) the law in effect at the time the petition was filed governs in all administrative and
             540      judicial proceedings relating to the petition.
             541          Section 6. Section 10-2-302 is amended to read:
             542           10-2-302. Change of class of municipality.
             543          (1) Each municipality shall retain its classification under Section 10-2-301 until
             544      changed as provided in this section or Subsection 67-1a-2 (3).
             545          [(2) The lieutenant governor shall monitor the population figure for each municipality
             546      as shown on:]
             547          [(a) each official census or census estimate of the United States Bureau of the Census;
             548      or]
             549          [(b) if the population figure for a municipality is not available from the United States
             550      Bureau of the Census, the population estimate from the Utah Population Estimates
             551      Committee.]
             552          [(3) If the applicable population figure under Subsection (2) indicates that a


             553      municipality's population has increased beyond the limit for its current class, the lieutenant
             554      governor shall:]
             555          [(a) prepare a certificate indicating the class in which the municipality belongs based
             556      on the increased population figure; and]
             557          [(b) within ten days after preparing the certificate, deliver a copy of the certificate to
             558      the legislative body of the municipality whose class has changed.]
             559          [(4) (a)] (2) If [the applicable] a municipality's population [figure], as determined by
             560      the lieutenant governor under Subsection [(2)] 67-1a-2 (3), indicates that [a] the municipality's
             561      population has decreased below the limit for its current class, the legislative body of the
             562      municipality may petition the lieutenant governor to prepare a certificate indicating the class in
             563      which the municipality belongs based on the decreased population figure.
             564          [(b) Upon receipt of a petition under Subsection (4)(a), the lieutenant governor shall
             565      prepare the certificate, and within ten days after preparing the certificate, deliver a copy of the
             566      certificate to the legislative body of the municipality whose class has changed.]
             567          [(5)] (3) A municipality's change in class is effective on the date of the lieutenant
             568      governor's certificate under Subsection [(3) or (4)] 67-1a-2 (3).
             569          Section 7. Section 10-2-418 is amended to read:
             570           10-2-418. Annexation of an island or peninsula without a petition -- Notice --
             571      Hearing.
             572          (1) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection 10-2-402 (2), a municipality may annex an
             573      unincorporated area under this section without an annexation petition if:
             574          (i) (A) the area to be annexed consists of one or more unincorporated islands within or
             575      unincorporated peninsulas contiguous to the municipality;
             576          (B) the majority of each island or peninsula consists of residential or commercial
             577      development;
             578          (C) the area proposed for annexation requires the delivery of municipal-type services;
             579      and
             580          (D) the municipality has provided most or all of the municipal-type services to the area
             581      for more than one year; or
             582          (ii) (A) the area to be annexed consists of one or more unincorporated islands within or
             583      unincorporated peninsulas contiguous to the municipality, each of which has fewer than 800


             584      residents; and
             585          (B) the municipality has provided one or more municipal-type services to the area for
             586      at least one year.
             587          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection 10-2-402 (1)(b)(iii), a municipality may annex a
             588      portion of an island or peninsula under this section, leaving unincorporated the remainder of
             589      the unincorporated island or peninsula, if:
             590          (i) in adopting the resolution under Subsection (2)(a)(i), the municipal legislative body
             591      determines that not annexing the entire unincorporated island or peninsula is in the
             592      municipality's best interest; and
             593          (ii) for an annexation of one or more unincorporated islands under Subsection
             594      (1)(a)(ii), the entire island of unincorporated area, of which a portion is being annexed,
             595      complies with the requirement of Subsection (1)(a)(ii)(A) relating to the number of residents.
             596          (2) (a) The legislative body of each municipality intending to annex an area under this
             597      section shall:
             598          (i) adopt a resolution indicating the municipal legislative body's intent to annex the
             599      area, describing the area proposed to be annexed;
             600          (ii) (A) publish notice at least once a week for three successive weeks in a newspaper
             601      of general circulation within the municipality and the area proposed for annexation; or
             602          (B) if there is no newspaper of general circulation in the areas described in Subsection
             603      (2)(a)(ii)(A), post at least one notice per 1,000 population in places within those areas that are
             604      most likely to give notice to the residents of those areas;
             605          (iii) send written notice to the board of each local district and special service district
             606      whose boundaries contain some or all of the area proposed for annexation and to the legislative
             607      body of the county in which the area proposed for annexation is located; and
             608          (iv) hold a public hearing on the proposed annexation no earlier than 30 days after the
             609      adoption of the resolution under Subsection (2)(a)(i).
             610          (b) Each notice under Subsections (2)(a)(ii) and (iii) shall:
             611          (i) state that the municipal legislative body has adopted a resolution indicating its intent
             612      to annex the area proposed for annexation;
             613          (ii) state the date, time, and place of the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(iv);
             614          (iii) describe the area proposed for annexation; and


             615          (iv) except for an annexation that meets the property owner consent requirements of
             616      Subsection (3)(b), state in conspicuous and plain terms that the municipal legislative body will
             617      annex the area unless, at or before the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(iv), written
             618      protests to the annexation are filed by the owners of private real property that:
             619          (A) is located within the area proposed for annexation;
             620          (B) covers a majority of the total private land area within the entire area proposed for
             621      annexation; and
             622          (C) is equal in value to at least 1/2 the value of all private real property within the
             623      entire area proposed for annexation.
             624          (c) The first publication of the notice required under Subsection (2)(a)(ii)(A) shall be
             625      within 14 days of the municipal legislative body's adoption of a resolution under Subsection
             626      (2)(a)(i).
             627          (3) (a) Upon conclusion of the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(iv), the
             628      municipal legislative body may adopt an ordinance [annexing] approving the annexation of the
             629      area proposed for annexation under this section unless, at or before the hearing, written protests
             630      to the annexation have been filed with the city recorder or town clerk, as the case may be, by
             631      the owners of private real property that:
             632          (i) is located within the area proposed for annexation;
             633          (ii) covers a majority of the total private land area within the entire area proposed for
             634      annexation; and
             635          (iii) is equal in value to at least 1/2 the value of all private real property within the
             636      entire area proposed for annexation.
             637          (b) (i) Upon conclusion of the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(iv), a
             638      municipality may adopt an ordinance [annexing] approving the annexation of the area proposed
             639      for annexation under this section without allowing or considering protests under Subsection
             640      (3)(a) if the owners of at least 75% of the total private land area within the entire area proposed
             641      for annexation, representing at least 75% of the value of the private real property within the
             642      entire area proposed for annexation, have consented in writing to the annexation.
             643          (ii) Upon [adoption of] the effective date under Section 10-2-425 of an annexation
             644      approved by an ordinance adopted under Subsection (3)(b)(i), the area annexed shall be
             645      conclusively presumed to be validly annexed.


             646          (4) (a) If protests are timely filed that comply with Subsection (3), the municipal
             647      legislative body may not adopt an ordinance [annexing] approving the annexation of the area
             648      proposed for annexation, and the annexation proceedings under this section shall be considered
             649      terminated.
             650          (b) Subsection (4)(a) may not be construed to prohibit the municipal legislative body
             651      from excluding from a proposed annexation under Subsection (1)(a)(ii) the property within an
             652      unincorporated island regarding which protests have been filed and proceeding under
             653      Subsection (1)(b) to annex some or all of the remaining portion of the unincorporated island.
             654          Section 8. Section 10-2-419 is amended to read:
             655           10-2-419. Boundary adjustment -- Notice and hearing -- Protest.
             656          (1) The legislative bodies of two or more municipalities having common boundaries
             657      may adjust their common boundaries as provided in this section.
             658          (2) (a) The legislative body of each municipality intending to adjust a boundary that is
             659      common with another municipality shall:
             660          (i) adopt a resolution indicating the intent of the municipal legislative body to adjust a
             661      common boundary;
             662          (ii) hold a public hearing on the proposed adjustment no less than 60 days after the
             663      adoption of the resolution under Subsection (2)(a)(i); and
             664          (iii) (A) publish notice at least once a week for three successive weeks in a newspaper
             665      of general circulation within the municipality; or
             666          (B) if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the municipality, post at least
             667      one notice per 1,000 population in places within the municipality that are most likely to give
             668      notice to residents of the municipality.
             669          (b) The notice required under Subsection (2)(a)(iii) shall:
             670          (i) state that the municipal legislative body has adopted a resolution indicating the
             671      municipal legislative body's intent to adjust a boundary that the municipality has in common
             672      with another municipality;
             673          (ii) describe the area proposed to be adjusted;
             674          (iii) state the date, time, and place of the public hearing required under Subsection
             675      (2)(a)(ii);
             676          (iv) state in conspicuous and plain terms that the municipal legislative body will adjust


             677      the boundaries unless, at or before the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(ii), written
             678      protests to the adjustment are filed by the owners of private real property that:
             679          (A) is located within the area proposed for adjustment;
             680          (B) covers at least 25% of the total private land area within the area proposed for
             681      adjustment; and
             682          (C) is equal in value to at least 15% of the value of all private real property within the
             683      area proposed for adjustment; and
             684          (v) state that the area that is the subject of the boundary adjustment will, because of the
             685      boundary adjustment, be automatically annexed to a local district providing fire protection,
             686      paramedic, and emergency services, as provided in Section 17B-1-416 , if:
             687          (A) the municipality to which the area is being added because of the boundary
             688      adjustment is entirely within the boundaries of a local district:
             689          (I) that provides fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services; and
             690          (II) in the creation of which an election was not required because of Subsection
             691      17B-1-214 (3)(c); and
             692          (B) the municipality from which the area is being taken because of the boundary
             693      adjustment is not within the boundaries of the local district; and
             694          (vi) state that the area proposed for annexation to the municipality will be
             695      automatically withdrawn from a local district providing fire protection, paramedic, and
             696      emergency services, as provided in Subsection 17B-1-502 (2), if:
             697          (A) the municipality to which the area is being added because of the boundary
             698      adjustment is not within the boundaries of a local district:
             699          (I) that provides fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services; and
             700          (II) in the creation of which an election was not required because of Subsection
             701      17B-1-214 (3)(c); and
             702          (B) the municipality from which the area is being taken because of the boundary
             703      adjustment is entirely within the boundaries of the local district.
             704          (c) The first publication of the notice required under Subsection (2)(a)(iii)(A) shall be
             705      within 14 days of the municipal legislative body's adoption of a resolution under Subsection
             706      (2)(a)(i).
             707          (3) Upon conclusion of the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(ii), the municipal


             708      legislative body may adopt an ordinance [adjusting] approving the adjustment of the common
             709      boundary unless, at or before the hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(ii), written protests to the
             710      adjustment have been filed with the city recorder or town clerk, as the case may be, by the
             711      owners of private real property that:
             712          (a) is located within the area proposed for adjustment;
             713          (b) covers at least 25% of the total private land area within the area proposed for
             714      adjustment; and
             715          (c) is equal in value to at least 15% of the value of all private real property within the
             716      area proposed for adjustment.
             717          (4) The municipal legislative body shall comply with the requirements of Section
             718      10-2-425 as if the boundary [change] adjustment were an annexation.
             719          (5) (a) An ordinance adopted under Subsection (3) becomes effective when each
             720      municipality involved in the boundary adjustment has adopted an ordinance under Subsection
             721      (3) [and as determined under Subsection 10-2-425 (5) if the boundary change were an
             722      annexation].
             723          (b) The effective date of a boundary adjustment under this section is governed by
             724      Section 10-2-425 .
             725          Section 9. Section 10-2-425 is amended to read:
             726           10-2-425. Filing of plat or map and amended articles -- Notice requirements.
             727          [(1) Within 30 days after enacting an ordinance annexing an unincorporated area or
             728      adjusting a boundary under this part, the municipal legislative body shall:]
             729          [(a) send notice of the enactment to each affected entity;]
             730          [(b)] (1) The legislative body of each municipality that enacts an ordinance under this
             731      part approving the annexation of an unincorporated area or the adjustment of a boundary shall:
             732          (a) within 30 days after enacting the ordinance or, in the case of a boundary
             733      adjustment, within 30 days after each of the municipalities involved in the boundary
             734      adjustment has enacted an ordinance, file with the lieutenant governor:
             735          [(i) a certified copy of the ordinance approving the annexation or boundary adjustment,
             736      together with a plat or map prepared by a licensed surveyor, approved by the municipal
             737      legislative body, and filed with the county surveyor in accordance with Section 17-23-17 ,
             738      showing the new boundaries of the affected area; and]


             739          [(ii) (A) if the municipality has articles of incorporation, amended articles of
             740      incorporation reflecting the annexation or boundary adjustment, as provided in Section
             741      10-1-117 ; or]
             742          [(B) if the municipality does not have articles of incorporation, written notice of the
             743      adoption of an annexation ordinance, accompanied by a copy of the ordinance; and]
             744          (i) a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 , that
             745      meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             746          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             747          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of annexation or boundary
             748      adjustment, as the case may be, under Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             749          (i) (A) if the annexed area or area subject to the boundary adjustment is located within
             750      the boundary of a single county, submit to the recorder of that county:
             751          (I) the original:
             752          (Aa) notice of an impending boundary action;
             753          (Bb) certificate of annexation or boundary adjustment; and
             754          (Cc) approved final local entity plat; and
             755          (II) a certified copy of the ordinance approving the annexation or boundary adjustment;
             756      or
             757          (B) if the annexed area or area subject to the boundary adjustment is located within the
             758      boundaries of more than a single county:
             759          (I) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             760          (Aa) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (1)(b)(i)(A)(I)(Aa), (Bb), and
             761      (Cc); and
             762          (Bb) a certified copy of the ordinance approving the annexation or boundary
             763      adjustment; and
             764          (II) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             765          (Aa) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsections (1)(b)(i)(A)(I)(Aa), (Bb),
             766      and (Cc); and
             767          (Bb) a certified copy of the ordinance approving the annexation or boundary
             768      adjustment;
             769          (ii) send notice of the annexation or boundary adjustment to each affected entity; and


             770          [(c)] (iii) in accordance with Section 26-8a-414 , file [the documents described in
             771      Subsection (1)(b)(i)] with the Department of Health[.]:
             772          (A) a certified copy of the ordinance approving the annexation of an unincorporated
             773      area or the adjustment of a boundary; and
             774          (B) a copy of the approved final local entity plat.
             775          (2) If an annexation or boundary adjustment under this part also causes an automatic
             776      annexation to a local district under Section 17B-1-416 or an automatic withdrawal from a local
             777      district under Subsection 17B-1-502 (2), the municipal legislative body shall, as soon as
             778      practicable after [enacting an ordinance annexing an unincorporated area or adjusting a
             779      boundary] the lieutenant governor issues a certificate of annexation or boundary adjustment
             780      under Section 67-1a-6.5 , send notice of the annexation or boundary adjustment to the local
             781      district to which the annexed area is automatically annexed or from which the annexed area is
             782      automatically withdrawn.
             783          [(3) The municipal legislative body shall comply with the notice requirements of
             784      Section 10-1-116 .]
             785          [(4)] (3) Each notice required under [Subsections (1) and (3)] Subsection (1) relating to
             786      an annexation or boundary adjustment shall state the effective date of the annexation or
             787      boundary adjustment, as determined under Subsection [(5)] (4).
             788          [(5)] (4) An annexation or boundary adjustment under this part is completed and takes
             789      effect:
             790          (a) for the annexation of or boundary adjustment affecting an area located in a county
             791      of the first class, except for an annexation under Section 10-2-418 :
             792          (i) July 1 following [enactment of an ordinance annexing the unincorporated area] the
             793      lieutenant governor's issuance under Section 67-1a-6.5 of a certificate of annexation or
             794      boundary adjustment if:
             795          (A) the [ordinance is adopted] certificate is issued during the preceding November 1
             796      through April 30; and
             797          (B) the requirements of Subsection (1) are met before that July 1; or
             798          (ii) January 1 following [enactment of an ordinance annexing the unincorporated area]
             799      the lieutenant governor's issuance under Section 67-1a-6.5 of a certificate of annexation or
             800      boundary adjustment if:


             801          (A) the [ordinance is adopted] certificate is issued during the preceding May 1 through
             802      October 31; and
             803          (B) the requirements of Subsection (1) are met before that January 1; and
             804          (b) for all other annexations and boundary adjustments, the date of the lieutenant
             805      governor's issuance, under Section 67-1a-6.5 , of[:] a certificate of annexation or boundary
             806      adjustment.
             807          [(i) a certification of amended articles under Subsection 10-1-117 (3), for an annexation
             808      by a municipality that has articles of incorporation and filed with the lieutenant governor
             809      amended articles of incorporation under Subsection (1)(a)(iii)(A); or]
             810          [(ii) a certificate of annexation under Subsection (1)(b), for an annexation by a
             811      municipality that does not have articles of incorporation and filed with the lieutenant governor
             812      a notice of adoption of an annexation ordinance under Subsection (1)(a)(iii)(B).]
             813          (5) (a) As used in this Subsection (5):
             814          (i) "Affected area" means:
             815          (A) in the case of an annexation, the annexed area; and
             816          (B) in the case of a boundary adjustment, any area that, as a result of the boundary
             817      adjustment, is moved from within the boundary of one municipality to within the boundary of
             818      another municipality.
             819          (ii) "Annexing municipality" means:
             820          (A) in the case of an annexation, the municipality that annexes an unincorporated area;
             821      and
             822          (B) in the case of a boundary adjustment, a municipality whose boundary includes an
             823      affected area as a result of a boundary adjustment.
             824          (b) The effective date of an annexation or boundary adjustment for purposes of
             825      assessing property within an affected area is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             826          (c) Until the documents listed in Subsection (1)(b)(i) are recorded in the office of the
             827      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a municipality may not:
             828          (i) levy or collect a property tax on property within an affected area;
             829          (ii) levy or collect an assessment on property within an affected area; or
             830          (iii) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within an affected area H. ,
             830a      unless the municipality was charging and collecting the fee within that area immediately
             830b      before annexation .H .
             831          Section 10. Section 10-2-507 is amended to read:


             832           10-2-507. Disconnection decree -- Filing of documents -- Notice requirements.
             833          [(1) (a) Upon entering a disconnection order, the court shall]
             834          (1) As used in this section, "disconnection action" means:
             835          (a) the municipal legislative body's adoption of an ordinance under Subsection
             836      10-2-502.5 (4)(b) approving disconnection; or
             837          (b) the entry of a court order under Section 10-2-502.7 ordering disconnection.
             838          (2) The municipal legislative body shall:
             839          (a) within 30 days after the disconnection action, file with the lieutenant governor [a
             840      certified copy of the order and a transparent reproducible copy of the map or plat.]:
             841          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ,
             842      that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             843          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             844          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of disconnection under
             845      Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             846          (i) if the disconnected area is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to
             847      the recorder of that county:
             848          (A) the original:
             849          (I) notice of an impending boundary action;
             850          (II) certificate of disconnection; and
             851          (III) approved final local entity plat; and
             852          (B) a certified copy of the ordinance approving the disconnection or court order
             853      ordering disconnection; or
             854          (ii) if the disconnected area is located within the boundaries of more than a single
             855      county:
             856          (A) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             857          (I) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (2)(b)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III); and
             858          (II) a certified copy of the ordinance approving the disconnection or the court order
             859      ordering disconnection; and
             860          (B) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             861          (I) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsections (2)(b)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III);
             862      and


             863          (II) a certified copy of the ordinance approving the disconnection or the court order
             864      ordering disconnection.
             865          [(b)] (3) The disconnection is effective upon the lieutenant governor's [certification of
             866      the] issuance of a certificate of disconnection [order] under Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             867          [(2) The municipality shall file amended articles of incorporation in the lieutenant
             868      governor's office, as provided in Section 10-1-117 , and the county recorder's office within 30
             869      days after, as the case may be:]
             870          [(a) adoption of an ordinance approving disconnection under Subsection
             871      10-2-502.5 (4)(b); or]
             872          [(b) entry of a court order under Section 10-2-502.7 ordering disconnection.]
             873          [(3) The amended articles of incorporation shall:]
             874          [(a) describe the postdisconnection geography of the municipality; and]
             875          [(b) specify the postdisconnection population of the municipality.]
             876          [(4) The lieutenant governor shall comply with the requirements of Subsection
             877      10-1-117 (3).]
             878          (4) (a) The effective date of a disconnection for purposes of assessing property within
             879      the disconnected territory is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             880          (b) Until the documents listed in Subsection (2)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             881      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a county in which the disconnected
             882      territory is located may not:
             883          (i) except as provided in Section 10-2-506 , levy or collect a property tax on property
             884      within the disconnected territory unless the county was levying and collecting the tax
             885      immediately before disconnection;
             886          (ii) levy or collect an assessment on property within the disconnected territory unless
             887      the county was levying and collecting the assessment immediately before disconnection; or
             888          (iii) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the disconnected
             889      territory unless the county was charging and collecting the fee immediately before
             890      disconnection.
             891          (5) Any cost incurred by the municipality in complying with this section may be
             892      charged against the disconnected territory.
             893          [(6) The legislative body of each municipality that has had territory disconnected shall


             894      comply with the notice requirements of Section 10-1-116 .]
             895          Section 11. Section 10-2-610 is amended to read:
             896           10-2-610. Favorable vote at election -- Notice of results -- Publication -- Filing.
             897          (1) The [commissioners of the] legislative body of each county [or counties] in which a
             898      proposed consolidating municipality is located shall canvass the results of the election or
             899      elections in the same manner as for general elections and shall certify the results of the election
             900      to the county clerk or clerks.
             901          (2) If a majority of the ballots cast at the election on consolidation in each municipality
             902      are for consolidation, the county clerk or clerks shall immediately, on receiving notice of the
             903      results of the canvass [being filed in the proper office] under Subsection (1), give notice of the
             904      result by publication in the same manner and for the same time as provided in Section 10-2-608
             905      [and in the notice the county clerk or clerks shall indicate to which class the consolidated
             906      municipality belongs. A copy of the notice with proper proof of its original publication shall
             907      be filed with the papers, and a certified copy of all papers and record entries relating to the
             908      matter on file in the county clerk's office shall be filed in the office of the county recorder. The
             909      mayor of the consolidated municipality shall cause articles of consolidation to be filed in the
             910      office of the lieutenant governor which shall contain the same information as is required in
             911      Subsection 10-2-119 (2) together with a provision stating that the municipality is a
             912      consolidation of two or more municipalities and the names of the municipalities which
             913      comprise the new municipality].
             914          (3) The mayors of the municipalities to be consolidated shall:
             915          (a) within 30 days after the canvass of an election at which voters approve
             916      consolidation, file with the lieutenant governor:
             917          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ,
             918      that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             919          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             920          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of consolidation under
             921      Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             922          (i) if the consolidated municipality is located within the boundary of a single county,
             923      submit to the recorder of that county the original:
             924          (A) notice of an impending boundary action;


             925          (B) certificate of consolidation; and
             926          (C) approved final local entity plat; or
             927          (ii) if the consolidated municipality is located within the boundaries of more than a
             928      single county, submit the original of the documents listed in Subsections (3)(b)(i)(A), (B), and
             929      (C) to the recorder of one of those counties and a certified copy of those documents to the
             930      recorder of each other county.
             931          Section 12. Section 10-2-611 is amended to read:
             932           10-2-611. When consolidation complete -- Disincorporation of original
             933      municipalities.
             934          (1) Upon the lieutenant governor's [certification of the articles] issuance of a certificate
             935      of consolidation under Section 67-1a-6.5 [, the incorporation of the new municipality shall be
             936      complete and]:
             937          (a) the consolidation is effective; and
             938          (b) the original municipalities involved in the consolidation [shall be considered to be]
             939      are disincorporated.
             940          [(2) The legislative body of the new municipality shall comply with the notice
             941      requirements of Section 10-1-116 .]
             942          (2) (a) The effective date of a consolidation of municipalities for purposes of assessing
             943      property within the consolidated municipality is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             944          (b) Until the documents listed in Subsection 10-2-610 (3)(b) are recorded in the office
             945      of the recorder of each county in which the property is located, a consolidated municipality
             946      may not:
             947          (i) levy or collect a property tax on property within the consolidated municipality;
             948          (ii) levy or collect an assessment on property within the consolidated municipality; or
             949          (iii) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the consolidated
             950      municipality.
             951          Section 13. Section 10-2-705 is amended to read:
             952           10-2-705. Judgment -- Determination of claims.
             953          The vote shall be taken and canvassed in the same manner as in other municipal
             954      elections, and return thereof made to the district court. If the district court finds that a majority
             955      of the votes cast favored dissolution, a judgment shall be entered [dissolving] approving the


             956      dissolution of the municipality and, upon dissolution, the corporate powers of such
             957      municipality shall cease, and the court shall cause notice to be given in a manner to be
             958      prescribed by it, requiring all claims against the municipality to be filed in the court within a
             959      time fixed in the notice, not exceeding six months, and all claims not so filed shall be forever
             960      barred. At the expiration of the time so fixed the court shall adjudicate claims so filed, which
             961      shall be treated as denied, and any citizen of the municipality at the time the vote was taken
             962      may appear and defend against any claim so filed, or the court may in its discretion appoint
             963      some person for that purpose.
             964          Section 14. Section 10-2-711 is amended to read:
             965           10-2-711. Dissolution by the county legislative body.
             966          (1) (a) A municipality having fewer than 50 residents may be dissolved on application
             967      to the district court by the county legislative body of the county where the municipality is
             968      located.
             969          (b) (i) The population figure under Subsection (1)(a) shall be derived from the most
             970      recent official census or census estimate of the United States Bureau of the Census.
             971          (ii) If the population figure is not available from the United States Bureau of the
             972      Census, the population figure shall be derived from the estimate from the Utah Population
             973      Estimates Committee.
             974          (2) Notice of the application shall be served on the municipality in the manner
             975      prescribed by law or by publication in the manner provided by law if the municipal authorities
             976      cannot be served.
             977          (3) The district court may enter an order approving the dissolution of the municipality
             978      [dissolved] on a finding that the existence of the municipality serves no valid municipal
             979      purpose, its existence is a sham, or on a clear and convincing showing that the best interests of
             980      the community would be served by the dissolution.
             981          (4) If the municipality is dissolved, the district court shall wind down the affairs and
             982      dissolve the municipality as quickly as possible in the same manner as is provided in Sections
             983      10-2-705 through 10-2-709 .
             984          Section 15. Section 10-2-712 is amended to read:
             985           10-2-712. Power of court -- Articles of dissolution -- Notice to lieutenant
             986      governor.


             987          (1) The district court may:
             988          (a) enforce compliance with any order issued to give effect to this part by proceedings
             989      for contempt; and
             990          (b) appoint any person to assist it in carrying out the provisions of this part.
             991          (2) (a) [The] Upon entering an order approving the dissolution of a municipality, the
             992      district court shall file [articles of dissolution] with the lieutenant governor [on the dissolution
             993      of the municipality.]:
             994          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ,
             995      that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             996          (ii) a certified copy of the court order approving the dissolution.
             997          (b) Upon the lieutenant governor's [certification of the articles] issuance of a certificate
             998      of dissolution[,] under Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             999          (i) the municipality is dissolved [under Section 67-1a-6.5 .]; and
             1000          (ii) the court shall:
             1001          (A) if the dissolved municipality was located within the boundary of a single county,
             1002      submit to the recorder of that county:
             1003          (I) a certified copy of the court order approving dissolution of the municipality; and
             1004          (II) the original certificate of dissolution; or
             1005          (B) if the dissolved municipality was located within the boundaries of more than a
             1006      single county:
             1007          (I) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             1008          (Aa) a certified copy of the court order approving dissolution of the municipality; and
             1009          (Bb) the original certificate of dissolution; and
             1010          (II) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             1011          (Aa) a certified copy of the court order approving dissolution of the municipality; and
             1012          (Bb) a certified copy of the certificate of dissolution.
             1013          (3) (a) The effective date of a dissolution of a municipality for purposes of assessing
             1014      property within the dissolved municipality is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             1015          (b) Until the documents listed in Subsection (2)(b)(ii) are recorded in the office of the
             1016      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a county in which a dissolved
             1017      municipality is located may not:


             1018          (i) levy or collect a property tax on property within the former boundary of the
             1019      dissolved municipality unless the county was levying and collecting the tax immediately before
             1020      dissolution;
             1021          (ii) levy or collect an assessment on property within the former boundary of the
             1022      dissolved municipality unless the county was levying and collecting the assessment
             1023      immediately before dissolution; or
             1024          (iii) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the former boundary
             1025      of the dissolved municipality unless the county was levying and collecting the fee immediately
             1026      before dissolution.
             1027          Section 16. Section 10-6-111 is amended to read:
             1028           10-6-111. Tentative budget to be prepared -- Contents -- Estimate of expenditures
             1029      -- Budget message -- Review by governing body.
             1030          (1) (a) On or before the first regularly scheduled meeting of the governing body in the
             1031      last May of the current period, the budget officer shall prepare for the ensuing fiscal period, on
             1032      forms provided by the state auditor, and file with the governing body, a tentative budget for
             1033      each fund for which a budget is required.
             1034          (b) The tentative budget of each fund shall set forth in tabular form [the following]:
             1035          [(a) Actual] (i) the actual revenues and expenditures in the last completed fiscal
             1036      period[.];
             1037          [(b) Budget] (ii) the budget estimates for the current fiscal period[.];
             1038          [(c) Actual] (iii) the actual revenues and expenditures for a period of 6 to 21 months,
             1039      as appropriate, of the current fiscal period[.];
             1040          [(d) Estimated] (iv) the estimated total revenues and expenditures for the current fiscal
             1041      period[.];
             1042          [(e) The] (v) the budget officer's estimates of revenues and expenditures for the budget
             1043      period, computed [in the following manner:] as provided in Subsection (1)(c); and
             1044          [(i) The budget officer shall estimate, on the basis of demonstrated need, the
             1045      expenditures for the budget period after a review of the budget requests and estimates of the
             1046      department heads. Each department head shall be heard by the budget officer prior to making
             1047      of the final estimates, but the officer may revise any department's estimate as the officer
             1048      considers advisable for the purpose of presenting the budget to the governing body.]


             1049          [(ii) The budget officer shall estimate the amount of revenue available to serve the
             1050      needs of each fund, estimate the portion to be derived from all sources other than general
             1051      property taxes, and estimate the portion that must be derived from general property taxes.
             1052      From the latter estimate the officer shall compute and disclose in the budget the lowest rate of
             1053      property tax levy that will raise the required amount of revenue, calculating the levy upon the
             1054      latest taxable value.]
             1055          [(f) If] (vi) if the governing body elects, the actual performance experience to the
             1056      extent established by Section 10-6-154 and available in work units, unit costs, man hours, or
             1057      man years for each budgeted fund on an actual basis for the last completed fiscal period, and
             1058      estimated for the current fiscal period and for the ensuing budget period.
             1059          (c) (i) In making estimates of revenues and expenditures under Subsection (1)(b)(v),
             1060      the budget officer shall estimate:
             1061          (A) on the basis of demonstrated need, the expenditures for the budget period, after:
             1062          (I) hearing each department head; and
             1063          (II) reviewing the budget requests and estimates of the department heads; and
             1064          (B) (I) the amount of revenue available to serve the needs of each fund;
             1065          (II) the portion of revenue to be derived from all sources other than general property
             1066      taxes; and
             1067          (III) the portion of revenue that must be derived from general property taxes.
             1068          (ii) The budget officer may revise any department's estimate under Subsection
             1069      (1)(c)(i)(A)(II) that the officer considers advisable for the purpose of presenting the budget to
             1070      the governing body.
             1071          (iii) From the estimate made under Subsection (1)(c)(i)(B)(III), the budget officer shall
             1072      compute and disclose in the budget the lowest rate of property tax levy that will raise the
             1073      required amount of revenue, calculating the levy upon the latest taxable value.
             1074          (2) (a) Each tentative budget, when filed by the budget officer with the governing body,
             1075      shall contain the estimates of expenditures submitted by department heads, together with
             1076      specific work programs and such other supporting data as this chapter requires or the governing
             1077      body may request. Each city of the first or second class shall, and a city of the third, fourth, or
             1078      fifth class may, submit a supplementary estimate of all capital projects which each department
             1079      head believes should be undertaken within the next three succeeding years.


             1080          (b) Each tentative budget submitted by the budget officer to the governing body shall
             1081      be accompanied by a budget message, which shall explain the budget, contain an outline of the
             1082      proposed financial policies of the city for the budget period, and shall describe the important
             1083      features of the budgetary plan. It shall set forth the reasons for salient changes from the
             1084      previous fiscal period in appropriation and revenue items and shall explain any major changes
             1085      in financial policy.
             1086          (3) Each tentative budget shall be reviewed, considered, and tentatively adopted by the
             1087      governing body in any regular meeting or special meeting called for the purpose and may be
             1088      amended or revised in such manner as is considered advisable prior to public hearings, except
             1089      that no appropriation required for debt retirement and interest or reduction of any existing
             1090      deficits pursuant to Section 10-6-117 , or otherwise required by law or ordinance, may be
             1091      reduced below the minimums so required.
             1092          (4) (a) If the municipality is acting pursuant to Section 10-2-120 , the tentative budget
             1093      shall:
             1094          (i) be submitted to the governing body-elect as soon as practicable [after the filing of
             1095      the notice under Section 10-2-120 indicating the proposed date for filing the articles of
             1096      incorporation]; and
             1097          (ii) cover each fund for which a budget is required from the date of incorporation to the
             1098      end of the fiscal year.
             1099          (b) The governing body shall substantially comply with all other provisions of this [act]
             1100      chapter, and the budget shall be passed upon incorporation.
             1101          Section 17. Section 11-13-203 is amended to read:
             1102           11-13-203. Interlocal entities -- Agreement to create an interlocal entity -- Utah
             1103      interlocal entity may become electric interlocal entity or energy services interlocal entity.
             1104          (1) An interlocal entity is:
             1105          (a) separate from the public agencies that create it;
             1106          (b) a body politic and corporate; and
             1107          (c) a political subdivision of the state.
             1108          (2) Any two or more Utah public agencies may enter into an agreement to [create]
             1109      approve the creation of a Utah interlocal entity to accomplish the purpose of their joint or
             1110      cooperative action, including undertaking and financing a facility or improvement to provide


             1111      the service contemplated by that agreement.
             1112          (3) (a) A Utah public agency and one or more public agencies may enter into an
             1113      agreement to [create] approve the creation of an electric interlocal entity to accomplish the
             1114      purpose of their joint or cooperative action if that purpose is to participate in the undertaking or
             1115      financing of:
             1116          (i) facilities to provide additional project capacity;
             1117          (ii) common facilities under Title 54, Chapter 9, Electric Power Facilities Act; or
             1118          (iii) electric generation or transmission facilities.
             1119          (b) By agreement with one or more public agencies that are not parties to the
             1120      agreement creating it, a Utah interlocal entity may be reorganized as an electric interlocal entity
             1121      if:
             1122          (i) the public agencies that are parties to the agreement creating the Utah interlocal
             1123      entity authorize, in the same manner required to amend the agreement creating the Utah
             1124      interlocal entity, the Utah interlocal entity to be reorganized as an electric interlocal entity; and
             1125          (ii) the purpose of the joint or cooperative action to be accomplished by the electric
             1126      interlocal entity meets the requirements of Subsection (3)(a).
             1127          (4) (a) Two or more Utah public agencies may enter into an agreement with one
             1128      another or with one or more public agencies to [create] approve the creation of an energy
             1129      services interlocal entity to accomplish the purposes of their joint and cooperative action with
             1130      respect to facilities, services, and improvements necessary or desirable with respect to the
             1131      acquisition, generation, transmission, management, and distribution of electric energy for the
             1132      use and benefit of the public agencies that enter into the agreement.
             1133          (b) (i) A Utah interlocal entity that was created to facilitate the transmission or supply
             1134      of electric power may, by resolution adopted by its governing body, elect to become an energy
             1135      services interlocal entity.
             1136          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (4)(b)(i), a Utah interlocal entity that is also a project
             1137      entity may not elect to become an energy services interlocal entity.
             1138          (iii) An election under Subsection (4)(b)(i) does not alter, limit, or affect the validity or
             1139      enforceability of a previously executed contract, agreement, bond, or other obligation of the
             1140      Utah interlocal entity making the election.
             1141          Section 18. Section 11-13-204 is amended to read:


             1142           11-13-204. Powers and duties of interlocal entities -- Additional powers of energy
             1143      services interlocal entities -- Length of term of agreement and interlocal entity -- Notice to
             1144      lieutenant governor.
             1145          (1) (a) An interlocal entity:
             1146          (i) may:
             1147          (A) adopt, amend, and repeal rules, bylaws, policies, and procedures for the regulation
             1148      of its affairs and the conduct of its business;
             1149          (B) sue and be sued;
             1150          (C) have an official seal and alter that seal at will;
             1151          (D) make and execute contracts and other instruments necessary or convenient for the
             1152      performance of its duties and the exercise of its powers and functions;
             1153          (E) acquire real or personal property, or an undivided, fractional, or other interest in
             1154      real or personal property, necessary or convenient for the purposes contemplated in the
             1155      agreement creating the interlocal entity and sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of that property;
             1156          (F) directly or by contract with another:
             1157          (I) own and acquire facilities and improvements or an undivided, fractional, or other
             1158      interest in facilities and improvements;
             1159          (II) construct, operate, maintain, and repair facilities and improvements; and
             1160          (III) provide the services contemplated in the agreement creating the interlocal entity;
             1161          (G) borrow money, incur indebtedness, and issue revenue bonds, notes, or other
             1162      obligations and secure their payment by an assignment, pledge, or other conveyance of all or
             1163      any part of the revenues and receipts from the facilities, improvements, or services that the
             1164      interlocal entity provides;
             1165          (H) offer, issue, and sell warrants, options, or other rights related to the bonds, notes, or
             1166      other obligations issued by the interlocal entity; and
             1167          (I) sell or contract for the sale of the services, output, product, or other benefits
             1168      provided by the interlocal entity to:
             1169          (I) public agencies inside or outside the state; and
             1170          (II) with respect to any excess services, output, product, or benefits, any person on
             1171      terms that the interlocal entity considers to be in the best interest of the public agencies that are
             1172      parties to the agreement creating the interlocal entity; and


             1173          (ii) may not levy, assess, or collect ad valorem property taxes.
             1174          (b) An assignment, pledge, or other conveyance under Subsection (1)(a)(i)(G) may, to
             1175      the extent provided by the documents under which the assignment, pledge, or other conveyance
             1176      is made, rank prior in right to any other obligation except taxes or payments in lieu of taxes
             1177      payable to the state or its political subdivisions.
             1178          (2) An energy services interlocal entity:
             1179          (a) except with respect to any ownership interest it has in facilities providing additional
             1180      project capacity, is not subject to:
             1181          (i) Part 3, Project Entity Provisions; or
             1182          (ii) Title 59, Chapter 8, Gross Receipts Tax on Certain Corporations Not Required to
             1183      Pay Corporate Franchise or Income Tax Act; and
             1184          (b) may:
             1185          (i) own, acquire, and, by itself or by contract with another, construct, operate, and
             1186      maintain a facility or improvement for the generation, transmission, and transportation of
             1187      electric energy or related fuel supplies;
             1188          (ii) enter into a contract to obtain a supply of electric power and energy and ancillary
             1189      services, transmission, and transportation services, and supplies of natural gas and fuels
             1190      necessary for the operation of generation facilities;
             1191          (iii) enter into a contract with public agencies, investor-owned or cooperative utilities,
             1192      and others, whether located in or out of the state, for the sale of wholesale services provided by
             1193      the energy services interlocal entity; and
             1194          (iv) adopt and implement risk management policies and strategies and enter into
             1195      transactions and agreements to manage the risks associated with the purchase and sale of
             1196      energy, including forward purchase and sale contracts, hedging, tolling and swap agreements,
             1197      and other instruments.
             1198          (3) Notwithstanding Section 11-13-216 , an agreement creating an interlocal entity or
             1199      an amendment to that agreement may provide that the agreement may continue and the
             1200      interlocal entity may remain in existence until the latest to occur of:
             1201          (a) 50 years after the date of the agreement or amendment;
             1202          (b) five years after the interlocal entity has fully paid or otherwise discharged all of its
             1203      indebtedness;


             1204          (c) five years after the interlocal entity has abandoned, decommissioned, or conveyed
             1205      or transferred all of its interest in its facilities and improvements; or
             1206          (d) five years after the facilities and improvements of the interlocal entity are no longer
             1207      useful in providing the service, output, product, or other benefit of the facilities and
             1208      improvements, as determined under the agreement governing the sale of the service, output,
             1209      product, or other benefit.
             1210          (4) (a) The governing body of each party to the agreement to [create] approve the
             1211      creation of an interlocal entity, including an electric interlocal entity and an energy services
             1212      interlocal entity, under Section 11-13-203 shall[,]:
             1213          (i) within 30 days [of] after the date of the agreement, jointly file [a written notice of
             1214      the agreement] with the lieutenant governor[.]:
             1215          [(b) Each written notice required under Subsection (4)(a) shall:]
             1216          [(i) be accompanied by:]
             1217          [(A) a copy of the agreement to create the interlocal entity; and]
             1218          (A) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             1219      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             1220          (B) if less than all of the territory of any Utah public agency that is a party to the
             1221      agreement is included within the interlocal entity, a copy of an approved final local entity plat
             1222      [that delineates a metes and bounds description of the area affected or a map of the area
             1223      affected; and], as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             1224          [(ii) contain a certification by the governing body that all necessary legal requirements
             1225      relating to the creation have been completed.]
             1226          (ii) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of creation under Section
             1227      67-1a-6.5 :
             1228          (A) if the interlocal entity is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to
             1229      the recorder of that county:
             1230          (I) the original:
             1231          (Aa) notice of an impending boundary action;
             1232          (Bb) certificate of creation; and
             1233          (Cc) approved final local entity plat, if an approved final local entity plat was required
             1234      to be filed with the lieutenant governor under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(B); and


             1235          (II) a certified copy of the agreement approving the creation of the interlocal entity; or
             1236          (B) if the interlocal entity is located within the boundaries of more than a single
             1237      county:
             1238          (I) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             1239          (Aa) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (4)(a)(ii)(A)(I)(Aa), (Bb), and
             1240      (Cc); and
             1241          (Bb) a certified copy of the agreement approving the creation of the interlocal entity;
             1242      and
             1243          (II) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             1244          (Aa) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsections (4)(a)(ii)(A)(I)(Aa), (Bb),
             1245      and (Cc); and
             1246          (Bb) a certified copy of the agreement approving the creation of the interlocal entity.
             1247          [(5)] (b) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of creation under
             1248      Section 67-1a-6.5 , the interlocal entity is created.
             1249          (c) Until the documents listed in Subsection (4)(a)(ii) are recorded in the office of the
             1250      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a newly created interlocal entity may
             1251      not charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the interlocal entity.
             1252          [(6)] (5) Nothing in this section may be construed as expanding the rights of any
             1253      municipality or interlocal entity to sell or provide retail service.
             1254          Section 19. Section 11-13-205 is amended to read:
             1255           11-13-205. Agreement by public agencies to create a new entity to own sewage
             1256      and wastewater facilities -- Powers and duties of new entities -- Validation of previously
             1257      created entities -- Notice to lieutenant governor.
             1258          (1) It is declared that the policy of the state is to assure the health, safety, and welfare
             1259      of its citizens, that adequate sewage and wastewater treatment plants and facilities are essential
             1260      to the well-being of the citizens of the state and that the acquisition of adequate sewage and
             1261      wastewater treatment plants and facilities on a regional basis in accordance with federal law
             1262      and state and federal water quality standards and effluent standards in order to provide services
             1263      to public agencies is a matter of statewide concern and is in the public interest. It is found and
             1264      declared that there is a statewide need to provide for regional sewage and wastewater treatment
             1265      plants and facilities, and as a matter of express legislative determination it is declared that the


             1266      compelling need of the state for construction of regional sewage and wastewater treatment
             1267      plants and facilities requires the creation of entities under the Interlocal Cooperation Act to
             1268      own, construct, operate, and finance sewage and wastewater treatment plants and facilities; and
             1269      it is the purpose of this law to provide for the accomplishment thereof in the manner provided
             1270      in this section.
             1271          (2) Any two or more public agencies of the state may also agree to [create] approve the
             1272      creation of a separate legal or administrative entity to accomplish and undertake the purpose of
             1273      owning, acquiring, constructing, financing, operating, maintaining, and repairing regional
             1274      sewage and wastewater treatment plants and facilities.
             1275          (3) A separate legal or administrative entity created [in the manner provided herein]
             1276      under this section is considered to be a political subdivision and body politic and corporate of
             1277      the state with power to carry out and effectuate its corporate powers, including[, but not limited
             1278      to,] the power:
             1279          (a) to adopt, amend, and repeal rules, bylaws, and regulations, policies, and procedures
             1280      for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business, to sue and be sued in its own
             1281      name, to have an official seal and power to alter that seal at will, and to make and execute
             1282      contracts and all other instruments necessary or convenient for the performance of its duties
             1283      and the exercise of its powers and functions under the Interlocal Cooperation Act;
             1284          (b) to own, acquire, construct, operate, maintain, repair, or cause to be constructed,
             1285      operated, maintained, and repaired one or more regional sewage and wastewater treatment
             1286      plants and facilities, all as shall be set forth in the agreement providing for its creation;
             1287          (c) to borrow money, incur indebtedness and issue revenue bonds, notes or other
             1288      obligations payable solely from the revenues and receipts derived from all or a portion of the
             1289      regional sewage and wastewater treatment plants and facilities which it owns, operates, and
             1290      maintains, such bonds, notes, or other obligations to be issued and sold in compliance with the
             1291      provisions of Title 11, Chapter 14, Local Government Bonding Act;
             1292          (d) to enter into agreements with public agencies and other parties and entities to
             1293      provide sewage and wastewater treatment services on such terms and conditions as it considers
             1294      to be in the best interests of its participants; and
             1295          (e) to acquire by purchase or by exercise of the power of eminent domain, any real or
             1296      personal property in connection with the acquisition and construction of any sewage and


             1297      wastewater treatment plant and all related facilities and rights-of-way which it owns, operates,
             1298      and maintains.
             1299          (4) The provisions of Part 3, Project Entity Provisions, do not apply to a legal or
             1300      administrative entity created for regional sewage and wastewater treatment purposes under this
             1301      section.
             1302          (5) All proceedings previously had in connection with the creation of any legal or
             1303      administrative entity pursuant to this chapter, and all proceedings previously had by any such
             1304      entity for the authorization and issuance of bonds of the entity are validated, ratified, and
             1305      confirmed; and these entities are declared to be validly created interlocal cooperation entities
             1306      under this chapter. These bonds, whether previously or subsequently issued pursuant to these
             1307      proceedings, are validated, ratified, and confirmed and declared to constitute, if previously
             1308      issued, or when issued, the valid and legally binding obligations of the entity in accordance
             1309      with their terms. Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect or validate any bonds, or
             1310      the organization of any entity, the legality of which is being contested at the time this act takes
             1311      effect.
             1312          (6) (a) The governing body of each party to the agreement to [create] approve the
             1313      creation of an entity under this section shall[,]:
             1314          (i) within 30 days [of] after the date of the agreement, jointly file [a written notice of
             1315      the agreement] with the lieutenant governor[.]:
             1316          [(b) Each written notice required under Subsection (6)(a) shall:]
             1317          [(i) be accompanied by:]
             1318          [(A) a copy of the agreement to create the entity; and]
             1319          [(B) a map or plat that delineates a metes and bounds description of the area affected;
             1320      and]
             1321          [(ii) contain a certification by the governing body that all necessary legal requirements
             1322      relating to the creation have been completed.]
             1323          (A) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             1324      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             1325          (B) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             1326          (ii) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of creation under Section
             1327      67-1a-6.5 :


             1328          (A) if the entity is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the
             1329      recorder of that county:
             1330          (I) the original:
             1331          (Aa) notice of an impending boundary action;
             1332          (Bb) certificate of creation; and
             1333          (Cc) approved final local entity plat; and
             1334          (II) a certified copy of the agreement approving the creation of the entity; or
             1335          (B) if the entity is located within the boundaries of more than a single county:
             1336          (I) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             1337          (Aa) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (6)(a)(ii)(A)(I)(Aa), (Bb), and
             1338      (Cc); and
             1339          (Bb) a certified copy of the agreement approving the creation of the entity; and
             1340          (II) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             1341          (Aa) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsections (6)(a)(ii)(A)(I)(Aa), (Bb),
             1342      and (Cc); and
             1343          (Bb) a certified copy of the agreement approving the creation of the entity.
             1344          [(7)] (b) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of entity creation under
             1345      Section 67-1a-6.5 , the entity is created.
             1346          (c) Until the documents listed in Subsection (6)(a)(ii) are recorded in the office of the
             1347      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a newly created entity under this
             1348      section may not charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the entity.
             1349          Section 20. Section 17-2-101 is enacted to read:
             1350     
CHAPTER 2. COUNTY CONSOLIDATIONS AND ANNEXATIONS

             1351     
Part 1. Consolidation of Counties

             1352          17-2-101. Title.
             1353          (1) This chapter is known as "County Consolidations and Annexations."
             1354          (2) This part is known as "Consolidation of Counties."
             1355          Section 21. Section 17-2-102 is enacted to read:
             1356          17-2-102. Definitions.
             1357          As used in this part:
             1358          (1) "Consolidating county" means the county to which another county is joined or is


             1359      proposed to be joined by consolidation under this part.
             1360          (2) "Originating county" means the county that is joined or proposed to be joined to
             1361      another county by consolidation under this part.
             1362          Section 22. Section 17-2-103 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-1 is renumbered
             1363      and amended to read:
             1364           [17-2-1].     17-2-103. County to county -- Petition -- Election -- Ballots.
             1365          [Whenever] (1) If a majority of the legal voters of any county desire to have the
             1366      [territory included within the boundaries of such] county [annexed to] joined to and
             1367      consolidated with an adjoining county, they may petition the county legislative body of the
             1368      county in which they reside[, which is hereafter referred to as the county to be annexed, as well
             1369      as] and the county legislative body of the adjoining county [to which they desire to be annexed,
             1370      which shall hereafter be referred to as the annexing county. Such petition must].
             1371          (2) Each petition under Subsection (1) shall be presented before the first Monday in
             1372      June of any year[, and, if].
             1373          (3) (a) If a petition under Subsection (1) is presented in a year during which a regular
             1374      general election is held, the county legislative body [must cause said] of the originating county
             1375      and the county legislative body of the consolidating county shall cause the proposition to be
             1376      submitted to the legal voters of [each of said counties] their respective counties at the [ensuing]
             1377      next regular general election[. If the petition].
             1378          (b) If a petition under Subsection (1) is presented during a year in which there is no
             1379      regular general election, the county legislative body [must] of the originating county and the
             1380      county legislative body of the consolidating county shall:
             1381          (i) call a special election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in
             1382      November following the presentation of [such] the petition[,]; and [must]
             1383          (ii) cause the proposition to be submitted to the legal voters of the respective counties
             1384      on that day.
             1385          (c) Except as otherwise provided[, such election] in this part, an election under this
             1386      Subsection (3) shall be held, the results canvassed, and returns made under the provisions of
             1387      the general election laws of the state.
             1388          (d) The ballot to be used at an election under this Subsection (3) shall be:
             1389          For [annexing] combining ____ county [to] with ____ county.


             1390          Against [annexing] combining ____ county [to] with ____ county.
             1391          Section 23. Section 17-2-104 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-3 is renumbered
             1392      and amended to read:
             1393           [17-2-3].     17-2-104. Certification of election result to governor.
             1394           [The certified abstract of such returns must be filed in the office of the lieutenant
             1395      governor, and, if]
             1396          If it appears [therefrom] from the certified report that the lieutenant governor receives
             1397      under Section 20A-4-304 that a majority of the voters in each of the counties have voted in
             1398      favor of [such annexation] consolidation, the lieutenant governor [must] shall certify the result
             1399      of [such] the vote to the governor.
             1400          Section 24. Section 17-2-105 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-4 is renumbered
             1401      and amended to read:
             1402           [17-2-4].     17-2-105. Governor's proclamation -- Notice to lieutenant governor
             1403      -- Effective date.
             1404          (1) Upon receipt of the election result from the lieutenant governor under Section
             1405      [ 17-2-3 ] 17-2-104 , the governor shall issue a proclamation, stating the result of the vote in each
             1406      of the counties, and that the [annexation] consolidation of the one county [to] with the other
             1407      will take effect as provided in Subsection (3).
             1408          (2) [(a) Within 30 days after the issuance of the governor's proclamation under
             1409      Subsection (1), the] The legislative body of the [annexing] consolidating county shall:
             1410          (a) within 30 days after the issuance of the governor's proclamation under Subsection
             1411      (1), send [a notice] to the lieutenant governor[.]:
             1412          [(b) Each notice under Subsection (2)(a) shall include:]
             1413          [(i) a copy of the governor's proclamation;]
             1414          [(ii) a certification that all necessary legal requirements relating to the annexation have
             1415      been completed; and]
             1416          [(iii) a map or plat that delineates an accurate metes and bounds description of the
             1417      annexing county following annexation.]
             1418          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ,
             1419      that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             1420          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and


             1421          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of consolidation under
             1422      Section 67-1a-6.5 , submit to the recorder of the consolidating county:
             1423          (i) the original notice of an impending boundary action;
             1424          (ii) the original certificate of consolidation;
             1425          (iii) the original approved final local entity plat; and
             1426          (iv) a certified copy of the governor's proclamation under Subsection (1).
             1427          (3) [An annexation] (a) A consolidation of counties approved at an election under
             1428      Section [ 17-2-1 ] 17-2-103 takes effect on January 1 of the year immediately following the
             1429      lieutenant governor's issuance of [the: (a) governor's proclamation; and (b)] a certificate of
             1430      consolidation [by the lieutenant governor] under Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             1431          (b) (i) The effective date of a consolidation of counties for purposes of assessing
             1432      property within the consolidating county is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             1433          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (2)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             1434      recorder of the county in which the property is located, a consolidating county may not:
             1435          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property in the consolidating county that used to
             1436      be in the originating county;
             1437          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property in the consolidating county that used to
             1438      be in the originating county; or
             1439          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the consolidating
             1440      county that used to be in the originating county.
             1441          Section 25. Section 17-2-106 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-5 is renumbered
             1442      and amended to read:
             1443           [17-2-5].     17-2-106. Conditions of consolidation.
             1444          [Whenever a majority of the legal voters of each of the counties to which the
             1445      proposition is submitted vote in favor of annexing one county to another in the manner
             1446      provided in this chapter such annexation shall be made under the following conditions:]
             1447          [(1) Such annexation shall be complete and take effect on the first Monday of January
             1448      following the day of the election at which such proposition was submitted.]
             1449          [(2)] (1) All territory [theretofore] included within the boundaries of the originating
             1450      county [annexed shall become] becomes, upon consolidation, the territory of the [annexing]
             1451      consolidating county.


             1452          [(3)] (2) The precincts and school districts existing in the originating county [annexed
             1453      shall] continue and become precincts and school districts in the [annexing] consolidating
             1454      county and [shall] remain as then organized until changed in the manner provided by law, and
             1455      the officers of [such] those precincts and school districts [shall] hold their respective offices
             1456      until the expiration of the applicable terms [thereof].
             1457          [(4) All] (3) The ownership of all property, both real and personal, held and owned by
             1458      the originating county [annexed shall be] at the time of consolidation is vested in the
             1459      [annexing] consolidating county.
             1460          [(5)] (4) The terms of all county officers in the originating county [annexed shall]
             1461      terminate and cease on the day the [annexation] consolidation takes effect, and [it is made the
             1462      duty of such] those officers [to] shall immediately deliver to the corresponding officers of the
             1463      [annexing] consolidating county all books, records, and papers of the [annexed] originating
             1464      county.
             1465          [(6)] (5) Any person who is confined under lawful commitment in the county jail of the
             1466      originating county [annexed], or otherwise lawfully held to answer for alleged violation of any
             1467      of the criminal laws of this state, shall be immediately delivered to the sheriff of the [annexing]
             1468      consolidating county, and such person shall be confined in its county jail for the unexpired
             1469      term of the sentence or held as specified in the commitment.
             1470          [(7)] (6) (a) All criminal proceedings pending in the originating county [annexed] shall
             1471      be prosecuted to judgment and execution in the [annexing] consolidating county[; all].
             1472          (b) All offenses [theretofore] committed in the originating county [annexed which shall
             1473      not have] before consolidation that have not been prosecuted shall be prosecuted in the
             1474      [annexing] consolidating county.
             1475          [(8)] (7) All actions, proceedings, and matters pending in the district court of the
             1476      originating county [annexed] may be proceeded with in the district court of the [annexing]
             1477      consolidating county.
             1478          [(9)] (8) All indebtedness of the originating county [annexed shall be] are transferred to
             1479      and become the indebtedness of the [annexing] consolidating county with the same effect as if
             1480      it had been incurred by [such] the consolidating county.
             1481          Section 26. Section 17-2-201 is enacted to read:
             1482     
Part 2. County Annexation


             1483          17-2-201. Title.
             1484          This part is known as "County Annexation."
             1485          Section 27. Section 17-2-202 is enacted to read:
             1486          17-2-202. Definitions.
             1487          As used in this part:
             1488          (1) "Annexing county" means the county to which a portion of an adjoining county is
             1489      annexed or proposed to be annexed as provided in this part.
             1490          (2) "Initiating county" means the county, from which a portion is annexed or proposed
             1491      to be annexed to an adjoining county.
             1492          Section 28. Section 17-2-203 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-6 is renumbered
             1493      and amended to read:
             1494           [17-2-6].     17-2-203. Annexation of portion of county to adjoining county --
             1495      Petition -- Election -- Ballots.
             1496          (1) (a) Except as provided in Section [ 17-2-13 , whenever] 17-2-209 , if a majority of
             1497      the legal voters of any portion of any county, in number equal to a majority of the votes cast at
             1498      the preceding general election within that portion of the county, desire to have the territory
             1499      within which they reside included within the boundaries of an adjoining county, they may
             1500      petition the county legislative body of the county in which they reside[, which is hereafter
             1501      referred to as the county from which territory is to be taken, as well as] and the county
             1502      legislative body of the adjoining county [to which they desire to be annexed, which is referred
             1503      to as the annexing county].
             1504          (b) [Such] Each petition [must] under Subsection (1)(a) shall be presented before the
             1505      first Monday in June of a year during which a general election is held[, and the county].
             1506          (c) If a petition is presented under Subsection (1)(a), at the ensuing regular general
             1507      election:
             1508          (i) the legislative body [must] of the initiating county shall cause [such] the proposition
             1509      to be submitted to the legal voters residing in the initiating county [from which territory is to be
             1510      taken as well as]; and
             1511          (ii) the legislative body of the annexing county shall cause the proposition to be
             1512      submitted to the legal voters of the annexing county [at the ensuing general election].
             1513          (2) (a) Except as otherwise provided, the election provided in Subsection (1) shall be


             1514      held, the results canvassed, and returns made under the provisions of the general election laws
             1515      of the state.
             1516          (b) The ballot to be used shall be:
             1517          For annexing a portion of ____ county to ____ county.
             1518          Against annexing a portion of ____ county to ____ county.
             1519          Section 29. Section 17-2-204 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-8 is renumbered
             1520      and amended to read:
             1521           [17-2-8].     17-2-204. Certification of election result to governor.
             1522          [(1) The certified abstract under Section 17-2-7 shall be filed in the office of the
             1523      lieutenant governor.]
             1524          [(2)] In an election held under Subsection [ 17-2-6 (1)] 17-2-203 (1), if it appears from
             1525      the certified [abstracts] report that the lieutenant governor receives under Section 20A-4-304
             1526      that a majority [in each county] of those voting in each county have voted in favor of [such] the
             1527      annexation, the lieutenant governor shall certify the result of [such] the vote to the governor.
             1528          Section 30. Section 17-2-205 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-9 is renumbered
             1529      and amended to read:
             1530           [17-2-9].     17-2-205. Governor's proclamation -- Notice to lieutenant governor
             1531      -- When annexation effective.
             1532          (1) Upon receipt of the lieutenant governor's certification under Section [ 17-2-8 ]
             1533      17-2-204 , the governor shall issue a proclamation, stating the result of the vote in each county,
             1534      and that the annexation of the territory to the annexing county will take effect as provided in
             1535      Subsection (3).
             1536          (2) [(a) Within 30 days after the issuance of the governor's proclamation under
             1537      Subsection (1), the] The legislative body of the annexing county shall:
             1538          (a) within 30 days after the issuance of the governor's proclamation under Subsection
             1539      (1), send [a notice] to the lieutenant governor[.]:
             1540          [(b) Each notice under Subsection (2)(a) shall include:]
             1541          [(i) a copy of the governor's proclamation;]
             1542          [(ii) a certification that all necessary legal requirements relating to the annexation have
             1543      been completed; and]
             1544          [(iii) a map or plat that delineates an accurate metes and bounds description of the area


             1545      that was annexed.]
             1546          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ,
             1547      that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             1548          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             1549          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of annexation under Section
             1550      67-1a-6.5 , submit to the recorder of the annexing county:
             1551          (i) the original notice of an impending boundary action;
             1552          (ii) the original certificate of consolidation;
             1553          (iii) the original approved final local entity plat; and
             1554          (iv) a certified copy of the governor's proclamation under Subsection (1).
             1555          (3) (a) An annexation approved at an election under Section [ 17-2-6 ] 17-2-203 takes
             1556      effect on January 1 of the year immediately following [issuance of the: (a) governor's
             1557      proclamation; and (b)] the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of [boundary change
             1558      by the lieutenant governor] annexation under Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             1559          (b) (i) The effective date of a county annexation for purposes of assessing property
             1560      within the annexing county is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             1561          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (2)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             1562      recorder of the county in which the property is located, an annexing county may not:
             1563          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property in the annexing county that used to be in
             1564      the initiating county;
             1565          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property in the annexing county that used to be in
             1566      the initiating county; or
             1567          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the annexing county
             1568      that used to be in the initiating county.
             1569          Section 31. Section 17-2-206 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-10 is
             1570      renumbered and amended to read:
             1571           [17-2-10].     17-2-206. Territory becomes part of annexing county -- Division of
             1572      revenues.
             1573          (1) Upon the effective date of the annexation, all the area proposed to be annexed shall
             1574      become part of the annexing county.
             1575          (2) (a) The legislative body of the initiating county [in which the area proposed to be


             1576      annexed is located before annexation] shall:
             1577          (i) until the date of annexation, continue:
             1578          (A) to levy and collect ad valorem property tax and other revenues from or pertaining
             1579      to the area; and
             1580          (B) except as otherwise agreed with the annexing county, to provide the same services
             1581      to the area proposed to be annexed as the initiating county provided before the commencement
             1582      of the annexation proceedings; and
             1583          (ii) after annexation, share pro rata with the annexing county the taxes and service
             1584      charges or fees levied and collected by the initiating county during the year of the annexation if
             1585      and to the extent that the annexing county provides, by itself or by contract, the same services
             1586      for which the initiating county levied and collected the taxes and service charges or fees.
             1587          (b) The pro rata allocation of taxes under Subsection (2)(a)(ii) shall be based on the
             1588      date of annexation, and the pro rata allocation of service charges and fees shall be based on the
             1589      proportion of services related to the service charges and fees that remain to be rendered after
             1590      annexation.
             1591          Section 32. Section 17-2-207 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-11 is
             1592      renumbered and amended to read:
             1593           [17-2-11].     17-2-207. Effect on precincts and school districts -- Assumption of
             1594      indebtedness.
             1595          (1) The precincts and school districts in the annexed territory [shall]:
             1596          (a) continue[, and shall];
             1597          (b) become precincts and school districts in the annexing county; and [shall]
             1598          (c) remain as then organized until changed in the manner provided by law[, and the].
             1599          (2) The officers of [such] those precincts and school districts [shall] hold their
             1600      respective offices until the expiration of [the] their terms [thereof; provided, that whenever
             1601      pursuant to the provisions of this chapter any].
             1602          (3) If a precinct or school district [shall be] is divided [the same shall become] because
             1603      of a county annexation under this part:
             1604          (a) the precinct or school district is disorganized, and the property and territory
             1605      embraced [therein shall be] in the precinct or school district is subject to the action of the
             1606      county legislative body of the respective counties[; provided further, that]; and


             1607          (b) any bonded or other indebtedness of [any such] a school district [shall attach]
             1608      attaches to[,] and [become] becomes the obligation of[,] the district that [shall be] is created
             1609      out of the territory that [shall retain] retains the buildings and other property of the original
             1610      district.
             1611          Section 33. Section 17-2-208 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-12 is
             1612      renumbered and amended to read:
             1613           [17-2-12].     17-2-208. Pending criminal proceedings.
             1614          All criminal proceedings and actions [which shall be] pending in the annexed territory
             1615      at the time of annexation shall be prosecuted to judgment and execution in [such] the annexed
             1616      territory as part of the annexing county. All offenses [theretofore] committed in the annexed
             1617      territory [which shall not] before annexation that have not been prosecuted may be prosecuted
             1618      to judgment and execution in [such] the annexed territory or any part of the annexing county.
             1619          Section 34. Section 17-2-209 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-13 is
             1620      renumbered and amended to read:
             1621           [17-2-13].     17-2-209. Minor adjustments to county boundaries authorized --
             1622      Public hearing -- Joint resolution of county legislative bodies -- Notice to lieutenant
             1623      governor.
             1624          (1) Counties sharing a common boundary may, in accordance with the provisions of
             1625      Subsection (2) and Article XI, Section 3, of the Utah Constitution, adjust all or part of the
             1626      common boundary to move it up to 1,000 feet from its location before the adjustment.
             1627          (2) The legislative bodies of both counties desiring to adjust a common boundary in
             1628      accordance with Subsection (1) shall:
             1629          (a) hold a joint public hearing on the proposed boundary adjustment;
             1630          (b) in addition to the regular notice required for public meetings of the county
             1631      legislative bodies, mail written notice to all real property owners of record whose property may
             1632      change counties as the result of the proposed adjustment; and
             1633          (c) adopt a joint resolution approved by both county legislative bodies [which: (i)
             1634      approves] approving the proposed boundary adjustment[;].
             1635          [(ii) sets forth the legal description of the county boundary after the adjustment; and]
             1636          [(iii) provides an effective date for the boundary adjustment.]
             1637          [(3) (a) Within 15 days after the adoption of a joint resolution under Subsection (2)(c)


             1638      by both counties, the legislative bodies shall]
             1639          (3) The legislative bodies of both counties adopting a joint resolution under Subsection
             1640      (2)(c) shall:
             1641          (a) within 15 days after adopting the joint resolution, jointly send [a notice] to the
             1642      lieutenant governor[.]:
             1643          [(b) Each notice under Subsection (3)(a) shall include:]
             1644          [(i) a copy of the joint resolution under Subsection (2)(c);]
             1645          [(ii) a certification that all necessary legal requirements relating to the boundary
             1646      adjustment have been completed; and]
             1647          [(iii) a map or plat, verified by the county surveyor, and filed with the county surveyor
             1648      in accordance with Section 17-23-17 , that delineates an accurate metes and bounds description
             1649      of the boundary adjustment.]
             1650          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ,
             1651      that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             1652          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             1653          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of boundary adjustment
             1654      under Section 67-1a-6.5 , jointly submit to the recorder of the county in which the property is
             1655      located after the boundary adjustment:
             1656          (i) the original notice of an impending boundary action;
             1657          (ii) the original certificate of boundary adjustment;
             1658          (iii) the original approved final local entity plat; and
             1659          (iv) a certified copy of the joint resolution approving the boundary adjustment.
             1660          (4) (a) As used in this Subsection (4):
             1661          (i) "Affected area" means an area that, as a result of a boundary adjustment under this
             1662      section, is moved from within the boundary of one county to within the boundary of another
             1663      county.
             1664          (ii) "Receiving county" means a county whose boundary includes an affected area as a
             1665      result of a boundary adjustment under this section.
             1666          (b) A boundary adjustment under this section takes effect on the date the lieutenant
             1667      governor issues a certificate of boundary adjustment under Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             1668          (c) (i) The effective date of a boundary adjustment for purposes of assessing property


             1669      within an affected area is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             1670          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (3)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             1671      recorder of the county in which the property is located, a receiving county may not:
             1672          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property within an affected area;
             1673          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property within an affected area; or
             1674          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within an affected area.
             1675          [(4)] (5) Upon the effective date of [the joint resolution under Subsection (2)(c) or the
             1676      date the lieutenant governor issues the certificate of] a boundary [change] adjustment under
             1677      [Section 67-1a-6.5 , whichever date is later,] this section:
             1678          (a) all territory designated to be [annexed] adjusted into another county [shall become]
             1679      becomes the territory of the [annexing] other county; and
             1680          (b) the provisions of Sections [ 17-2-11 and 17-2-12 shall] 17-2-207 and 17-2-208
             1681      apply in the same manner as with [any other annexations] an annexation under this [chapter]
             1682      part.
             1683          Section 35. Section 17-3-3 is amended to read:
             1684           17-3-3. Certification of returns -- Governor's proclamation of creation of new
             1685      county -- Name -- Judicial district -- Notice to lieutenant governor.
             1686          [(1) The certified abstract of returns under Section 17-3-2 shall be filed in the office of
             1687      the lieutenant governor, who shall certify the result to the governor.]
             1688          [(2)] (1) If it appears that any proposition submitted to the electors as provided in this
             1689      chapter has been carried in the affirmative by a majority vote of the qualified electors residing
             1690      in that portion of the county proposed as a new county, and also by a majority vote of the
             1691      qualified electors residing in the remaining portion of that county[,]:
             1692          (a) the lieutenant governor, upon receiving the certified report under Section
             1693      20A-4-304 , shall certify the result to the governor; and
             1694          (b) upon receiving the results from the lieutenant governor under Subsection (1)(a), the
             1695      governor shall issue a proclamation, stating:
             1696          [(a)] (i) the result of the vote in each division of the county;
             1697          [(b)] (ii) the name and boundaries of the new county;
             1698          [(c)] (iii) the boundaries of the original county as changed by the creation of the new
             1699      county;


             1700          [(d)] (iv) that the creation of the new county will take effect on the first Monday in
             1701      January following the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of creation under Section
             1702      67-1a-6.5 ;
             1703          [(e)] (v) the name proposed in the petition as the name of the new county; and
             1704          [(f)] (vi) the judicial district to which the new county belongs.
             1705          [(3) (a) Within 30 days after the issuance of the governor's proclamation under
             1706      Subsection (2), the]
             1707          (2) The legislative body of the county from which the greatest portion of the new
             1708      county was taken shall:
             1709          (a) within 30 days after the issuance of the governor's proclamation under Subsection
             1710      (1), send [a notice] to the lieutenant governor[.]:
             1711          [(b) Each notice under Subsection (3)(a) shall include:]
             1712          [(i) a copy of the governor's proclamation;]
             1713          [(ii) a certification that all necessary legal requirements relating to the creation of the
             1714      new county have been completed; and]
             1715          [(iii) a map or plat that delineates an accurate metes and bounds description of the new
             1716      county.]
             1717          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ,
             1718      that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             1719          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             1720          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of creation under Section
             1721      67-1a-6.5 , submit to the recorder of the new county:
             1722          (i) the original notice of an impending boundary action;
             1723          (ii) the original certificate of creation;
             1724          (iii) the original approved final local entity plat; and
             1725          (iv) a certified copy of the governor's proclamation under Subsection (1).
             1726          [(4)] (3) (a) The new county that is the subject of the [governor's proclamation under
             1727      Subsection (2) shall be] lieutenant governor's certificate of creation under Section 67-1a-6.5 is
             1728      a county of the state from and after 12 noon of the first Monday in January following the
             1729      issuance of the [governor's proclamation.] lieutenant governor's certificate of creation.
             1730          (b) (i) The effective date of the creation of a new county for purposes of assessing


             1731      property within the county is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             1732          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (3)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             1733      recorder of the new county, the new county may not:
             1734          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property in the county;
             1735          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property in the county; or
             1736          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the county.
             1737          Section 36. Section 17-21-20 is amended to read:
             1738           17-21-20. Recording required -- Recorder may impose requirements on
             1739      documents to be recorded -- Prerequisites -- Additional fee for noncomplying documents
             1740      -- Recorder may require tax serial number -- Exceptions.
             1741          (1) Subject to Subsections (2), (3), and (4), each paper, notice, and instrument required
             1742      by law to be filed in the office of the county recorder shall be recorded unless otherwise
             1743      provided.
             1744          (2) Each document executed on or after July 1, 2007 that is submitted for recording to
             1745      a county recorder's office shall:
             1746          (a) unless otherwise provided by law, be an original or certified copy of the document;
             1747          (b) be in English or be accompanied by an accurate English translation of the
             1748      document;
             1749          (c) contain a brief title, heading, or caption on the first page stating the nature of the
             1750      document;
             1751          (d) contain the legal description of the property that is the subject of the document;
             1752          (e) comply with the requirements of Section 17-21-25 and Subsections 57-3-105 (1)
             1753      and (2);
             1754          (f) be notarized with the notary stamp with the seal legible; and
             1755          (g) have original signatures.
             1756          (3) (a) Beginning September 1, 2007, a county recorder may require that each paper,
             1757      notice, and instrument submitted for recording in the county recorder's office:
             1758          (i) be on white paper that is 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches in size;
             1759          (ii) have a margin of one inch on the left and right sides and at the bottom of each
             1760      page;
             1761          (iii) have a space of 2-1/2 inches down and 4-1/2 inches across the upper right corner


             1762      of the first page and a margin of one inch at the top of each succeeding page;
             1763          (iv) not be on sheets of paper that are continuously bound together at the side, top, or
             1764      bottom;
             1765          (v) not contain printed material on more than one side of each page;
             1766          (vi) be printed in black ink and not have text smaller than seven lines of text per
             1767      vertical inch; and
             1768          (vii) be sufficiently legible to make certified copies.
             1769          (b) A county recorder who intends to establish requirements under Subsection (3)(a)
             1770      shall first:
             1771          (i) provide formal notice of the requirements; and
             1772          (ii) establish and publish an effective date for the requirements that is at least three
             1773      months after the formal notice under Subsection (3)(b)(i).
             1774          (c) If a county recorder establishes requirements under this Subsection (3), the county
             1775      recorder may charge and collect from persons who submit a document for recording that does
             1776      not comply with the requirements, in addition to any other fee that the county recorder is
             1777      authorized to charge and collect, a fee that:
             1778          (i) is calculated to recover the additional cost of handling and recording noncomplying
             1779      documents; and
             1780          (ii) may not exceed $2 per page.
             1781          (4) (a) To facilitate the abstracting of an instrument, a county recorder may require that
             1782      the applicable tax serial number of each parcel affected by the instrument appear on each
             1783      instrument before it may be accepted for recording.
             1784          (b) If a county recorder requires the applicable tax serial number to be on an instrument
             1785      before it may be recorded:
             1786          (i) the county recorder shall post a notice of that requirement in a conspicuous place at
             1787      the recorder's office;
             1788          (ii) the tax serial number may not be considered to be part of the legal description and
             1789      may be indicated on the margin of the instrument; and
             1790          (iii) an error in the tax serial number does not affect the validity of the instrument or
             1791      effectiveness of the recording.
             1792          (5) Subsections (2), (3), and (4) do not apply to:


             1793          (a) a map;
             1794          (b) a certificate or affidavit of death;
             1795          (c) a military discharge;
             1796          (d) a document regarding taxes that is issued by the Internal Revenue Service of the
             1797      United States Department of the Treasury;
             1798          (e) a document submitted for recording that has been filed with a court and conforms to
             1799      the formatting requirements established by the court; or
             1800          (f) a document submitted for recording that is in a form required by law.
             1801          (6) (a) As used in this Subsection (6):
             1802          (i) "Boundary action" has the same meaning as defined in Section 17-23-20 .
             1803          (ii) "Local entity" has the same meaning as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             1804          (b) A person may not submit to a county recorder for recording a plat depicting the
             1805      boundary of a local entity as the boundary exists as a result of a boundary action, unless:
             1806          (i) the plat has been H. [ certified ] approved .H under Section 17-23-20 by the county
             1806a      surveyor as a final
             1807      local entity plat, as defined in Section 17-23-20 ; and
             1808          (ii) the person also submits for recording:
             1809          (A) the original notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             1810      67-1a-6.5 , for the boundary action for which the plat is submitted for recording; and
             1811          (B) the original applicable certificate, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 , issued by the
             1812      lieutenant governor under Section 67-1a-6.5 for the boundary action for which the plat is
             1813      submitted for recording; and
             1814          (C) each other document required by statute to be submitted for recording with the
             1815      notice of an impending boundary action and applicable certificate.
             1816          (c) Promptly after recording the documents described in Subsection (6)(b) relating to a
             1817      boundary action, but no later than ten days after recording, the county recorder shall send a
             1818      copy of all those documents to the State Tax Commission.
             1819          Section 37. Section 17-23-20 is enacted to read:
             1820          17-23-20. Final plats of local entity boundary actions -- County surveyor
             1821      certification of final plat.
             1822          (1) As used in this section:
             1823          (a) "Approving authority" means the person or body required under applicable statute


             1824      to submit to the lieutenant governor a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in
             1825      Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             1826          (b) (i) "Boundary action" means any action that establishes, modifies, or eliminates the
             1827      boundary of a local entity, including incorporation or creation, annexation, withdrawal or
             1828      disconnection, consolidation, division, boundary adjustment, and dissolution.
             1829          (ii) "Boundary action" does not include the determination of the true location of a
             1830      county boundary under Section 17-50-105 .
             1831          (c) "Final local entity plat" means a plat that H. [ :
             1832          (i) depicts:
             1833          (A) in the case of a proposed creation or incorporation of a local entity, the boundary of
             1834      the proposed local entity;
             1835          (B) in the case of a proposed annexation of an area into an existing local entity, the
             1836      boundary of the area proposed to be annexed;
             1837          (C) in the case of a proposed adjustment of a boundary between local entities, the
             1838      boundary of the area that the boundary adjustment proposes to move from within the boundary
             1839      of one local entity to within the boundary of another local entity;
             1840          (D) in the case of a proposed withdrawal or disconnection of an area from a local
             1841      entity, the boundary of the area that is proposed to be withdrawn or disconnected;
             1842          (E) in the case of a proposed consolidation of multiple local entities, the boundary of
             1843      the consolidated local entity; and
             1844          (F) in the case of a proposed division of a local entity into multiple local entities, the
             1845      boundary of each new local entity created by the proposed division; and
             1846          (ii)
] .H
meets the requirements of Subsection (4).
             1847          (d) "Local entity" has the same meaning as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             1848          (2) Upon request and in consultation with the county recorder, the county surveyor of
             1849      each county in which property depicted on a plat is located shall determine whether the plat is a
             1850      final local entity plat.
             1851          (3) (a) If a county surveyor determines that a plat meets the requirements of Subsection
             1852      (4), the county surveyor shall approve the plat as a final local entity plat.
             1853          (b) The county surveyor shall indicate the approval of a plat as a final local entity plat
             1854      on the face of the final local entity plat.


             1855          (4) A plat may not be approved as a final local entity plat unless the plat:
             1856          (a) contains a graphical illustration H. [ of the local entity boundary, as the boundary is
             1857      proposed to exist as a result of a proposed boundary action;
] depicting:

             1857a          (i) in the case of a proposed creation or incorporation of a local entity, the boundary of
             1857b      the proposed local entity;
             1857c          (ii) in the case of a proposed annexation of an area into an existing local entity, the
             1857d      boundary of the area proposed to be annexed;
             1857e          (iii) in the case of a proposed adjustment of a boundary between local entities, the
             1857f      boundary of the area that the boundary adjustment proposes to move from inside the
             1857g      boundary of one local entity to inside the boundary of another local entity;
             1857h          (iv) in the case of a proposed withdrawal or disconnection of an area from a local entity,
             1857i      the boundary of the area that is proposed to be withdrawn or disconnected;
             1857j          (v) in the case of a proposed consolidation of multiple local entities, the boundary of the
             1857k      proposed consolidated local entity; and
             1857l          (vi) in the case of a proposed division of a local entity into multiple local entities, the
             1857m      boundary of each new local entity created by the proposed division; .H
             1858          (b) is created on reproducible material that is:
             1859          (i) permanent in nature; and
             1860          (ii) the size and type specified by the county recorder;
             1861          (c) is drawn to a scale so that all data are legible;
             1862          (d) contains complete and accurate boundary information, including, as appropriate,
             1863      calls along existing boundary lines, sufficient to enable:
             1864          (i) the county surveyor to establish the boundary on the ground, in the event of a
             1865      dispute about the accurate location of the boundary; and
             1866          (ii) the county recorder to identify, for tax purposes, each tract or parcel included
             1867      within the boundary;
             1868          (e) depicts a name for the plat, approved by the county recorder, that is sufficiently
             1869      unique to distinguish the plat from all other recorded plats in the county;
             1870          (f) contains:
             1871          (i) the name of the local entity whose boundary is depicted on the plat;
             1872          (ii) the name of each county within which any property depicted on the plat is located;
             1873          (iii) the date that the plat was prepared;


             1874          (iv) a north arrow and legend;
             1875          (v) a signature block for:


             1876          (A) the signatures of:
             1877          (I) the professional land surveyor who prepared the plat; and
             1878          (II) the local entity's approving authority; and
             1879          (B) the approval of the county surveyor; and
             1880          (vi) a three inch by three inch block in the lower right hand corner for the county
             1881      recorder's use when recording the plat;
             1882          (g) has been certified and signed by a professional land surveyor licensed under Title
             1883      58, Chapter 22, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Act; and
             1884          (h) has been reviewed and signed by the approving authority of the local entity whose
             1885      boundary is depicted on the plat.


             1886          (5) The county surveyor may charge and collect a reasonable fee for the costs
             1887      associated with:
             1888          (a) the process of determining whether a plat is a final local entity plat; and
             1889          (b) the approval of a plat as a final local entity plat.
             1890          Section 38. Section 17-50-104 is amended to read:
             1891           17-50-104. Counties of the state -- County boundaries maintained by lieutenant
             1892      governor -- Notice of county boundary changes.
             1893          (1) The counties of the state are those whose geographic boundaries are described in
             1894      the official county boundary records maintained by the office of the lieutenant governor and
             1895      may be changed only in accordance with the provisions of this title.
             1896          (2) The office of the lieutenant governor shall maintain the official county boundaries
             1897      for the counties of the state and update those boundaries [when notified of a change in county
             1898      boundaries in accordance with Subsection (3)] upon the lieutenant governor's issuance, under
             1899      Section 67-1a-6.5 , of an applicable certificate, as defined in that section.
             1900          [(3) Whenever any change is made to county boundaries under this title, the affected
             1901      counties shall provide notice of the change, including an accurate map or plat of the changed
             1902      county boundaries, to the lieutenant governor.]
             1903          Section 39. Section 17-50-105 is amended to read:
             1904           17-50-105. Disputed boundaries.
             1905          (1) As used in this section, "independent surveyor" means the surveyor whose position
             1906      is established within the Automated Geographic Reference Center under Subsection
             1907      63F-1-506 (3).
             1908          [(1)] (2) (a) If a dispute or uncertainty arises as to the true location of a county
             1909      boundary as described in the official records maintained by the office of the lieutenant
             1910      governor, the surveyors of each county whose boundary is the subject of the dispute or
             1911      uncertainty may determine the true location.
             1912          (b) If agreement is reached under Subsection [(1)] (2)(a), the county surveyors shall
             1913      provide notice, accompanied by a map, to the lieutenant governor showing the true location of
             1914      the county boundary.
             1915          [(2)] (3) (a) If the county surveyors fail to agree on or otherwise fail to establish the
             1916      true location of the county boundary, the county executive of either or both of the affected


             1917      counties shall engage the services of the [state engineer] independent surveyor.
             1918          (b) After being engaged under Subsection [(2)] (3)(a), the [state engineer] independent
             1919      surveyor shall notify the surveyor of each county whose boundary is the subject of the dispute
             1920      or uncertainty of the procedure the [state engineer] independent surveyor will use to determine
             1921      the true location of the boundary.
             1922          (c) With the assistance of each surveyor who chooses to participate, the [state engineer]
             1923      independent surveyor shall determine permanently the true location of the boundary by
             1924      marking surveys and erecting suitable monuments to designate the boundary.
             1925          (d) Each boundary established under this Subsection [(2)] (3) shall be considered
             1926      permanent until superseded by legislative enactment.
             1927          (e) The [state engineer] independent surveyor shall provide notice, accompanied by a
             1928      map, to the lieutenant governor showing the true location of the county boundary.
             1929          [(3)] (4) Nothing in this section may be construed to give the county surveyors or [state
             1930      engineer] independent surveyor any authority other than to erect suitable monuments to
             1931      designate county boundaries as they are described in the official records maintained by the
             1932      office of the lieutenant governor.
             1933          Section 40. Section 17B-1-105 is amended to read:
             1934           17B-1-105. Name of local district -- Name change.
             1935          (1) (a) The name of each local district created on or after May 1, 2000 shall comply
             1936      with Subsection 17-50-103 (2)(a).
             1937          (b) The board of each local district affected by Subsection 17-50-103 (2)(b) shall ensure
             1938      that after January 1, 2005 the local district name complies with the requirements of that
             1939      Subsection.
             1940          (2) The name of a local district created after April 30, 2007 may not include the name
             1941      of a county or municipality.
             1942          (3) The name of a local district may include words descriptive of the type of service
             1943      that the district provides.
             1944          (4) (a) A local district board may change the name of that local district [by:] as
             1945      provided in this Subsection (4).
             1946          (b) To initiate a name change, the local district board shall:
             1947          (i) [holding] hold a public hearing on the proposed name change;


             1948          (ii) [adopting] adopt a resolution approving the name change; and
             1949          [(iii) giving written notice of the name change to the lieutenant governor, the State Tax
             1950      Commission, the state auditor, and the clerk, recorder, and assessor of each county in which
             1951      any part of the local district is located.]
             1952          (iii) file with the lieutenant governor a notice of an impending name change, as defined
             1953      in Section 67-1a-6.7 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.7 (3).
             1954          (c) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of name change under
             1955      Section 67-1a-6.7 , the local district board shall:
             1956          (i) if the local district is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the
             1957      recorder of that county:
             1958          (A) the original:
             1959          (I) notice of an impending name change; and
             1960          (II) certificate of name change; and
             1961          (B) a certified copy of the resolution approving the name change; or
             1962          (ii) if the local district is located within the boundaries of more than a single county:
             1963          (A) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             1964          (I) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (4)(c)(i)(A)(I) and (II); and
             1965          (II) a certified copy of the resolution approving the name change; and
             1966          (B) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             1967          (I) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsections (4)(c)(i)(A)(I) and (II); and
             1968          (II) a certified copy of the resolution approving the name change.
             1969          [(b)] (d) (i) A name change under this Subsection (4)[(a)] becomes effective upon the
             1970      [board's giving the notice required under Subsection (4)(a)(iii).] lieutenant governor's issuance
             1971      of a certificate of name change under Section 67-1a-6.7 .
             1972          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (4)(d)(i), the local district may not operate under the
             1973      new name until the documents listed in Subsection (4)(c) are recorded in the office of the
             1974      recorder of each county in which the local district is located.
             1975          Section 41. Section 17B-1-215 is amended to read:
             1976           17B-1-215. Notice to lieutenant governor -- Certificate of incorporation -- Local
             1977      district incorporated as specialized local district or basic local district.
             1978          (1) [The] (a) Within the time specified in Subsection (1)(b), the responsible body shall


             1979      file [a notice] with the lieutenant governor:
             1980          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ,
             1981      that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             1982          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             1983          (b) The responsible body shall file the documents listed in Subsection (1)(a) with the
             1984      lieutenant governor within ten days after:
             1985          [(a)] (i) the canvass of an election under Section 17B-1-214 , if a majority of those
             1986      voting at the election within the proposed local district as a whole vote in favor of the creation
             1987      of a local district;
             1988          [(b)] (ii) certification of a petition as to which the election requirement of Subsection
             1989      17B-1-214 (1) does not apply because of Subsection 17B-1-214 (3)(a) or (b); or
             1990          [(c)] (iii) adoption of a resolution under Subsection 17B-1-213 (4) approving the
             1991      creation of a local district for which an election was not required under Subsection
             1992      17B-1-214 (3)(c) or (d), by the legislative body of each county whose unincorporated area is
             1993      included within and the legislative body of each municipality whose area is included within the
             1994      proposed local district, or by the board of trustees of the initiating local district.
             1995          (2) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of incorporation under
             1996      Section 67-1a-6.5 , the responsible body shall:
             1997          (a) if the local district is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the
             1998      recorder of that county:
             1999          (i) the original:
             2000          (A) notice of an impending boundary action;
             2001          (B) certificate of incorporation; and
             2002          (C) approved final local entity plat; and
             2003          (ii) if applicable, a certified copy of each resolution adopted under Subsection
             2004      17B-1-213 (4); or
             2005          (b) if the local district is located within the boundaries of more than a single county:
             2006          (i) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             2007          (A) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (2)(a)(i)(A), (B), and (C); and
             2008          (B) if applicable, a certified copy of each resolution adopted under Subsection
             2009      17B-1-213 (4); and


             2010          (ii) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             2011          (A) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A), (B), and (C);
             2012      and
             2013          (B) if applicable, a certified copy of each resolution adopted under Subsection
             2014      17B-1-213 (4).
             2015          [(2)] (3) The area of each local district [shall consist] consists of:
             2016          (a) if an election was held under Section 17B-1-214 , the area of the new local district
             2017      as approved at the election;
             2018          (b) if an election was not required because of Subsection 17B-1-214 (3)(a) or (b), the
             2019      area of the proposed local district as described in the petition; or
             2020          (c) if an election was not required because of Subsection 17B-1-214 (3)(c) or (d), the
             2021      area of the new local district as described in the resolution adopted under Subsection
             2022      17B-1-213 (4).
             2023          [(3) In each notice under Subsection (1) the responsible body shall:]
             2024          [(a) if the notice follows an election under Section 17B-1-214 , certify the results of the
             2025      election;]
             2026          [(b) describe the boundaries of the new local district with an accurate map or plat
             2027      showing the boundaries delineated in Subsection (2), prepared and certified by a licensed
             2028      surveyor and filed with the county surveyor in accordance with Section 17-23-17 ; and]
             2029          [(c) certify that all requirements for the creation of a local district have been complied
             2030      with.]
             2031          (4) (a) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of [creation]
             2032      incorporation under Section 67-1a-6.5 , the local district is created and incorporated as:
             2033          [(a)] (i) the type of specialized local district that was specified in the petition under
             2034      Subsection 17B-1-203 (1)(a) or (b) or resolution under Subsection 17B-1-203 (1)(c) or (d), if the
             2035      petition or resolution proposed the creation of a specialized local district; or
             2036          [(b)] (ii) a basic local district, if the petition or resolution did not propose the creation
             2037      of a specialized local district.
             2038          (b) (i) The effective date of a local district's incorporation for purposes of assessing
             2039      property within the local district is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             2040          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (2) are recorded in the office of the


             2041      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a newly incorporated local district
             2042      may not:
             2043          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property within the local district;
             2044          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property within the local district; or
             2045          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the local district.
             2046          Section 42. Section 17B-1-216 is amended to read:
             2047           17B-1-216. Costs and expenses of creating a local district.
             2048          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), each county whose unincorporated area
             2049      includes and each municipality whose boundaries include some or all of the proposed local
             2050      district shall bear their respective costs and expenses associated with the procedure under this
             2051      part for creating a local district.
             2052          (2) Within a year after its creation, each local district shall reimburse the costs and
             2053      expenses associated with the preparation, certification, and [filing] recording of the [map]
             2054      approved final local entity plat of the local district and accompanying documents under
             2055      [Subsection 17B-1-215 (3)(b)] Section 17B-1-215 .
             2056          Section 43. Section 17B-1-405 is amended to read:
             2057           17B-1-405. Petition certification.
             2058          (1) Within 30 days after the filing of a petition under Subsection 17B-1-403 (1)(a)(i) or
             2059      (ii) or within the time that the local district and each petition sponsor designate by written
             2060      agreement, the board of trustees of the proposed annexing local district shall:
             2061          (a) with the assistance of officers of the county in which the area proposed to be
             2062      annexed is located from whom the board requests assistance, determine whether the petition
             2063      meets the requirements of Subsection 17B-1-403 (1)(a)(i) or (ii), as the case may be, Subsection
             2064      17B-1-403 (3), and Subsection 17B-1-404 (1); and
             2065          (b) (i) if the board determines that the petition complies with the requirements, certify
             2066      the petition and mail or deliver written notification of the certification to the contact sponsor;
             2067      or
             2068          (ii) if the board determines that the petition fails to comply with any of the
             2069      requirements, reject the petition and mail or deliver written notification of the rejection and the
             2070      reasons for the rejection to the contact sponsor.
             2071          (2) (a) If the board rejects a petition under Subsection (1)(b)(ii), the petition may be


             2072      amended to correct the deficiencies for which it was rejected and then refiled.
             2073          (b) A valid signature on a petition that was rejected under Subsection (1)(b)(ii) may be
             2074      used toward fulfilling the applicable signature requirement of the petition as amended under
             2075      Subsection (2)(a).
             2076          (3) The board shall process an amended petition filed under Subsection (2)(a) in the
             2077      same manner as an original petition under Subsection (1).
             2078          Section 44. Section 17B-1-414 is amended to read:
             2079           17B-1-414. Resolution approving an annexation -- Notice of annexation -- When
             2080      annexation complete.
             2081          (1) (a) Subject to Subsection (1)(b), the local district board shall adopt a resolution
             2082      approving the annexation of the area proposed to be annexed or rejecting the proposed
             2083      annexation within 30 days after:
             2084          (i) expiration of the protest period under Subsection 17B-1-412 (2), if sufficient protests
             2085      to require an election are not filed;
             2086          (ii) for a petition that meets the requirements of Subsection 17B-1-413 (1):
             2087          (A) a public hearing under Section 17B-1-409 is held, if the board chooses or is
             2088      required to hold a public hearing under Subsection 17B-1-413 (2)(a)(ii); or
             2089          (B) expiration of the time for submitting a request for public hearing under Subsection
             2090      17B-1-413 (2)(a)(ii)(B), if no request is submitted and the board chooses not to hold a public
             2091      hearing.
             2092          (b) If the local district has entered into an agreement with the United States that
             2093      requires the consent of the United States for an annexation of territory to the district, a
             2094      resolution approving annexation under this part may not be adopted until the written consent of
             2095      the United States is obtained and filed with the board of trustees.
             2096          (2) (a) [The] (i) Within the time specified under Subsection (2)(a)(ii), the board shall
             2097      file [a notice] with the lieutenant governor:
             2098          (A) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             2099      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3) and, if applicable,
             2100      Subsection (2)(b); and
             2101          (B) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             2102          (ii) The board shall file the documents listed in Subsection (2)(a)(i) with the lieutenant


             2103      governor:
             2104          [(i)] (A) within 30 days after adoption of a resolution under Subsection (1), Subsection
             2105      17B-1-412 (3)(c)(i), or Section 17B-1-415 ; and
             2106          [(ii)] (B) as soon as practicable after receiving the notice under Subsection 10-2-425 (2)
             2107      of a municipal annexation that causes an automatic annexation to a local district under Section
             2108      17B-1-416 .
             2109          (b) [The notice] For an automatic annexation to a local district under Section
             2110      17B-1-416 , the notice of an impending boundary action required under Subsection (2)(a) shall[:
             2111      (i) be accompanied by: (A) if applicable, a copy of the board resolution approving the
             2112      annexation; and (B) an accurate map depicting the boundaries of the area to be annexed or a
             2113      legal description of the area to be annexed, adequate for purposes of the county assessor and
             2114      recorder; (ii) for an annexation pursuant to a resolution described in Subsection (2)(a)(i),
             2115      include a certification by the local district board that all requirements for the annexation have
             2116      been complied with; and (iii) for an automatic annexation to a local district under Section
             2117      17B-1-416 ,] state that an area outside the boundaries of the local district is being automatically
             2118      annexed to the local district under Section 17B-1-416 because of a municipal annexation under
             2119      Title 10, Chapter 2, Part 4, Annexation.
             2120          (c) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of annexation under Section
             2121      67-1a-6.5 , the board shall:
             2122          (i) if the annexed area is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the
             2123      recorder of that county:
             2124          (A) the original:
             2125          (I) notice of an impending boundary action;
             2126          (II) certificate of annexation; and
             2127          (III) approved final local entity plat; and
             2128          (B) a certified copy of the annexation resolution; or
             2129          (ii) if the annexed area is located within the boundaries of more than a single county:
             2130          (A) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             2131          (I) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (2)(c)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III); and
             2132          (II) a certified copy of the annexation resolution; and
             2133          (B) submit to the recorder of each other county:


             2134          (I) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsection (2)(c)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III);
             2135      and
             2136          (II) a certified copy of the annexation resolution.
             2137          (3) (a) As used in this Subsection (3), "fire district annexation" means an annexation
             2138      under this part of an area located in a county of the first class to a local district:
             2139          (i) created to provide fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services; and
             2140          (ii) in the creation of which an election was not required because of Subsection
             2141      17B-1-214 (3)(c).
             2142          (b) An annexation under this part is complete and becomes effective:
             2143          [(i) for an annexation pursuant to a resolution described in Subsection (2)(a)(i):]
             2144          (i) (A) [(I)] on July 1 for a fire district annexation, if the lieutenant governor issues the
             2145      certificate of annexation under Section 67-1a-6.5 from January 1 through June 30; or
             2146          [(II)] (B) on January 1 for a fire district annexation, if the lieutenant governor issues
             2147      the certificate of annexation under Section 67-1a-6.5 from July 1 through December 31; or
             2148          [(B)] (ii) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of annexation under
             2149      Section 67-1a-6.5 , for [an] any other annexation [other than an annexation described in
             2150      Subsection (3)(b)(i)(A); and].
             2151          [(ii) for an automatic annexation that is the subject of a notice under Subsection
             2152      (2)(a)(ii):]
             2153          [(A) (I) on July 1 for a fire district annexation, if the lieutenant governor issues the
             2154      certificate of annexation under Subsection 10-1-117 (3)(b) from January 1 through June 30; or]
             2155          [(II) on January 1 for a fire district annexation, if the lieutenant governor issues the
             2156      certificate of annexation under Subsection 10-1-117 (3)(b) from July 1 through December 31;
             2157      or]
             2158          [(B) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of annexation under
             2159      Subsection 10-1-117 (3)(b), for an annexation other than an annexation described in Subsection
             2160      (3)(b)(ii)(A).]
             2161          (c) (i) The effective date of a local district annexation for purposes of assessing
             2162      property within the annexed area is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             2163          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (2)(c) are recorded in the office of the
             2164      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a local district may not:


             2165          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property within the annexed area;
             2166          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property within the annexed area; or
             2167          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the annexed area.
             2168          (iii) Subsection (3)(c)(ii)(C):
             2169          (A) may not be construed to limit a local district's ability before annexation to charge
             2170      and collect a fee for service provided to property that is outside the local district's boundary;
             2171      and
             2172          (B) does not apply until 60 days after the effective date, under Subsection (3)(b), of the
             2173      local district's annexation, with respect to a fee that the local district was charging for service
             2174      provided to property within the annexed area immediately before the area was annexed to the
             2175      local district.
             2176          Section 45. Section 17B-1-415 is amended to read:
             2177           17B-1-415. Annexation of wholesale district through expansion of retail provider.
             2178          (1) (a) A local district that provides a wholesale service may adopt a resolution
             2179      approving the annexation of an area outside the local district's boundaries if:
             2180          (i) the area is annexed by or otherwise added to, or is added to the retail service area of,
             2181      a municipality or another local district that:
             2182          (A) acquires the wholesale service from the local district and provides it as a retail
             2183      service;
             2184          (B) is, before the annexation or other addition, located at least partly within the local
             2185      district; and
             2186          (C) after the annexation or other addition will provide to the annexed or added area the
             2187      same retail service that the local district provides as a wholesale service to the municipality or
             2188      other local district; and
             2189          (ii) except as provided in Subsection (2), no part of the area is within the boundaries of
             2190      another local district that provides the same wholesale service as the proposed annexing local
             2191      district.
             2192          (b) For purposes of this section:
             2193          (i) a local district providing public transportation service shall be considered to be
             2194      providing a wholesale service; and
             2195          (ii) a municipality included within the boundaries of the local district providing public


             2196      transportation service shall be considered to be acquiring that wholesale service from the local
             2197      district and providing it as a retail service and to be providing that retail service after the
             2198      annexation or other addition to the annexed or added area, even though the municipality does
             2199      not in fact provide that service.
             2200          (2) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(a)(ii), an area outside the boundaries of a local
             2201      district providing a wholesale service and located partly or entirely within the boundaries of
             2202      another local district that provides the same wholesale service may be annexed to the local
             2203      district if:
             2204          (a) the conditions under Subsection (1)(a)(i) are present; and
             2205          (b) the proposed annexing local district and the other local district follow the same
             2206      procedure as is required for a boundary adjustment under Section 17B-1-417 , including both
             2207      district boards adopting a resolution approving the annexation of the area to the proposed
             2208      annexing local district and the withdrawal of that area from the other district.
             2209          (3) Upon the adoption of an annexation resolution under this section, the board of the
             2210      annexing local district shall comply with the requirements of Subsection 17B-1-414 (2), and the
             2211      lieutenant governor shall issue a certificate of annexation and send a copy of notice as provided
             2212      in Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             2213          (4) [Subsection] Subsections 17B-1-414 (2) and (3) [applies] apply to an annexation
             2214      under this section.
             2215          Section 46. Section 17B-1-416 is amended to read:
             2216           17B-1-416. Automatic annexation to a district providing fire protection,
             2217      paramedic, and emergency services.
             2218          (1) An area outside the boundaries of a local district that is annexed to a municipality
             2219      or added to a municipality by a boundary adjustment under Title 10, Chapter 2, Part 4,
             2220      Annexation, is automatically annexed to the local district if:
             2221          (a) the local district provides fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services;
             2222          (b) an election for the creation of the local district was not required because of
             2223      Subsection 17B-1-214 (3)(c); and
             2224          (c) before the municipal annexation or boundary adjustment, the entire municipality
             2225      that is annexing the area or adding the area by boundary adjustment was included within the
             2226      local district.


             2227          (2) The effective date of an annexation under this section is governed by Subsection
             2228      17B-1-414 (3)(b)[(ii)].
             2229          Section 47. Section 17B-1-417 is amended to read:
             2230           17B-1-417. Boundary adjustment -- Notice and hearing -- Protest -- Resolution
             2231      adjusting boundaries -- Notice of the adjustment -- Notice to lieutenant governor.
             2232          (1) As used in this section, "affected area" means the area located within the
             2233      boundaries of one local district that will be removed from that local district and included within
             2234      the boundaries of another local district because of a boundary adjustment under this section.
             2235          (2) The boards of trustees of two or more local districts having a common boundary
             2236      and providing the same service on the same wholesale or retail basis may adjust their common
             2237      boundary as provided in this section.
             2238          (3) (a) The board of trustees of each local district intending to adjust a boundary that is
             2239      common with another local district shall:
             2240          (i) adopt a resolution indicating the board's intent to adjust a common boundary;
             2241          (ii) hold a public hearing on the proposed boundary adjustment no less than 60 days
             2242      after the adoption of the resolution under Subsection (3)(a)(i); and
             2243          (iii) (A) (I) publish notice once a week for two successive weeks in a newspaper of
             2244      general circulation within the local district; or
             2245          (II) if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the local district, post notice
             2246      in at least four conspicuous places within the local district; or
             2247          (B) mail a notice to each owner of property located within the affected area and to each
             2248      registered voter residing within the affected area.
             2249          (b) The notice required under Subsection (3)(a)(iii) shall:
             2250          (i) state that the board of trustees of the local district has adopted a resolution
             2251      indicating the board's intent to adjust a boundary that the local district has in common with
             2252      another local district that provides the same service as the local district;
             2253          (ii) describe the affected area;
             2254          (iii) state the date, time, and location of the public hearing required under Subsection
             2255      (3)(a)(ii);
             2256          (iv) provide a local district telephone number where additional information about the
             2257      proposed boundary adjustment may be obtained;


             2258          (v) explain the financial and service impacts of the boundary adjustment on property
             2259      owners or residents within the affected area; and
             2260          (vi) state in conspicuous and plain terms that the board of trustees may approve the
             2261      adjustment of the boundaries unless, at or before the public hearing under Subsection (3)(a)(ii),
             2262      written protests to the adjustment are filed with the board by:
             2263          (A) the owners of private real property that:
             2264          (I) is located within the affected area;
             2265          (II) covers at least 50% of the total private land area within the affected area; and
             2266          (III) is equal in assessed value to at least 50% of the assessed value of all private real
             2267      property within the affected area; or
             2268          (B) registered voters residing within the affected area equal in number to at least 50%
             2269      of the votes cast in the affected area for the office of governor at the last regular general
             2270      election before the filing of the protests.
             2271          (c) The first publication of the notice required under Subsection (3)(a)(iii)(A) shall be
             2272      within 14 days after the board's adoption of a resolution under Subsection (3)(a)(i).
             2273          (d) The boards of trustees of the local districts whose boundaries are being adjusted
             2274      may jointly:
             2275          (i) publish, post, or mail the notice required under Subsection (3)(a)(iii); and
             2276          (ii) hold the public hearing required under Subsection (3)(a)(ii).
             2277          (4) After the public hearing required under Subsection (3)(a)(ii), the board of trustees
             2278      may adopt a resolution approving the adjustment of the common boundary unless, at or before
             2279      the public hearing, written protests to the boundary adjustment have been filed with the board
             2280      by:
             2281          (a) the owners of private real property that:
             2282          (i) is located within the affected area;
             2283          (ii) covers at least 50% of the total private land area within the affected area; and
             2284          (iii) is equal in assessed value to at least 50% of the assessed value of all private real
             2285      property within the affected area; or
             2286          (b) registered voters residing within the affected area equal in number to at least 50%
             2287      of the votes cast in the affected area for the office of governor at the last regular general
             2288      election before the filing of the protests.


             2289          (5) A resolution adopted under Subsection (4) does not take effect until the board of
             2290      each local district whose boundaries are being adjusted has adopted a resolution under
             2291      Subsection (4).
             2292          (6) [(a) Within 30 days after the resolutions take effect under Subsection (5), the] The
             2293      board of the local district whose boundaries are being adjusted to include the affected area shall
             2294      [file a notice]:
             2295          (a) within 30 days after the resolutions take effect under Subsection (5), file with the
             2296      lieutenant governor[.]:
             2297          [(b) The notice required under Subsection (6)(a) shall:]
             2298          [(i) be accompanied by:]
             2299          [(A) a copy of each of the board resolutions approving the boundary adjustment; and]
             2300          [(B) an accurate map depicting the affected area or a legal description of the affected
             2301      area, adequate for purposes of the county assessor and recorder; and]
             2302          [(ii) include a certification by the board of the local district whose boundaries are being
             2303      adjusted to include the affected area that all requirements for the boundary adjustment have
             2304      been complied with.]
             2305          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ,
             2306      that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             2307          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             2308          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of boundary adjustment
             2309      under Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             2310          (i) if the affected area is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the
             2311      recorder of that county:
             2312          (A) the original:
             2313          (I) notice of an impending boundary action;
             2314          (II) certificate of boundary adjustment; and
             2315          (III) approved final local entity plat; and
             2316          (B) a certified copy of each resolution adopted under Subsection (4); or
             2317          (ii) if the affected area is located within the boundaries of more than a single county:
             2318          (A) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             2319          (I) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (6)(b)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III); and


             2320          (II) a certified copy of each resolution adopted under Subsection (4); and
             2321          (B) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             2322          (I) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsection (6)(b)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III);
             2323      and
             2324          (II) a certified copy of each resolution adopted under Subsection (4).
             2325          (7) (a) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of boundary [change]
             2326      adjustment under Section 67-1a-6.5 , the affected area is annexed to the local district whose
             2327      boundaries are being adjusted to include the affected area, and the affected area is withdrawn
             2328      from the local district whose boundaries are being adjusted to exclude the affected area.
             2329          (b) (i) The effective date of a boundary adjustment under this section for purposes of
             2330      assessing property within the affected area is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             2331          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (6)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             2332      recorder of the county in which the property is located, a local district in whose boundary an
             2333      affected area is included because of a boundary adjustment under this section may not:
             2334          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property within the affected area;
             2335          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property within the affected area; or
             2336          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the affected area.
             2337          (iii) Subsection (7)(b)(ii)(C):
             2338          (A) may not be construed to limit a local district's ability before a boundary adjustment
             2339      to charge and collect a fee for service provided to property that is outside the local district's
             2340      boundary; and
             2341          (B) does not apply until 60 days after the effective date, under Subsection (7)(a), of the
             2342      local district's boundary adjustment, with respect to a fee that the local district was charging for
             2343      service provided to property within the area affected by the boundary adjustment immediately
             2344      before the boundary adjustment.
             2345          Section 48. Section 17B-1-512 is amended to read:
             2346           17B-1-512. Notice of withdrawal -- Contest period -- Judicial review.
             2347          (1) (a) [The] Within the time specified in Subsection (1)(b), the board of trustees shall
             2348      file [a written notice of withdrawal] with the lieutenant governor:
             2349          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ,
             2350      that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and


             2351          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             2352          (b) The board of trustees shall file the documents listed in Subsection (1)(a):
             2353          (i) within ten days after adopting a resolution approving a withdrawal under Section
             2354      17B-1-510 ; and
             2355          (ii) as soon as practicable after receiving a notice under Subsection 10-2-425 (2) of an
             2356      automatic withdrawal under Subsection 17B-1-502 (2), after receiving a copy of the municipal
             2357      legislative body's resolution approving an automatic withdrawal under Subsection
             2358      17B-1-502 (3)(a), or after receiving notice of a withdrawal of a municipality from a local
             2359      district under Section 17B-2-505 .
             2360          [(b) The notice required under Subsection (1)(a) shall:]
             2361          [(i) be accompanied by:]
             2362          [(A) for a withdrawal pursuant to a resolution adopted under Section 17B-1-510 , a
             2363      copy of the board resolution approving the withdrawal; and]
             2364          [(B) an accurate map depicting the boundaries of the withdrawn area or a legal
             2365      description of the withdrawn area, adequate for purposes of the county assessor and recorder;
             2366      and]
             2367          [(ii) for a withdrawal pursuant to a resolution adopted under Section 17B-1-510 ,
             2368      include a certification by the local district board that all requirements for the withdrawal have
             2369      been complied with.]
             2370          (c) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of withdrawal under Section
             2371      67-1a-6.5 , the board shall:
             2372          (i) if the withdrawn area is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to
             2373      the recorder of that county:
             2374          (A) the original:
             2375          (I) notice of an impending boundary action;
             2376          (II) certificate of withdrawal; and
             2377          (III) approved final local entity plat; and
             2378          (B) if applicable, a certified copy of the resolution or notice referred to in Subsection
             2379      (1)(b); or
             2380          (ii) if the withdrawn area is located within the boundaries of more than a single county,
             2381      submit:


             2382          (A) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (1)(c)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III)
             2383      and, if applicable, a certified copy of the resolution or notice referred to in Subsection (1)(b) to
             2384      one of those counties; and
             2385          (B) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsection (1)(c)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III)
             2386      and a certified copy of the resolution or notice referred to in Subsection (1)(b) to each other
             2387      county.
             2388          (2) (a) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of [boundary change]
             2389      withdrawal under Section 67-1a-6.5 for a withdrawal under Section 17B-1-510 , for an
             2390      automatic withdrawal under Subsection 17B-1-502 (3), or for the withdrawal of a municipality
             2391      from a local district under Section 17B-2-505 , the withdrawal shall be effective, subject to the
             2392      conditions of the withdrawal resolution, if applicable.
             2393          (b) An automatic withdrawal under Subsection 17B-1-502 (3) shall be effective upon
             2394      the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of [boundary change] withdrawal under
             2395      Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             2396          (3) The local district may provide for the publication of any resolution approving or
             2397      denying the withdrawal of an area in a newspaper of general circulation in the area proposed
             2398      for withdrawal. In lieu of publishing the entire resolution, the local district may publish a
             2399      notice of withdrawal or denial of withdrawal, containing:
             2400          (a) the name of the local district;
             2401          (b) a description of the area proposed for withdrawal;
             2402          (c) a brief explanation of the grounds on which the board of trustees determined to
             2403      approve or deny the withdrawal; and
             2404          (d) the times and place where a copy of the resolution may be examined, which shall be
             2405      at the place of business of the local district, identified in the notice, during regular business
             2406      hours of the local district as described in the notice and for a period of at least 30 days after the
             2407      publication of the notice.
             2408          (4) Any sponsor of the petition or receiving entity may contest the board's decision to
             2409      deny a withdrawal of an area from the local district by submitting a request, within 60 days
             2410      after the resolution is adopted under Section 17B-1-510 , to the board of trustees, suggesting
             2411      terms or conditions to mitigate or eliminate the conditions upon which the board of trustees
             2412      based its decision to deny the withdrawal.


             2413          (5) Within 60 days after the request under Subsection (4) is submitted to the board of
             2414      trustees, the board may consider the suggestions for mitigation and adopt a resolution
             2415      approving or denying the request in the same manner as provided in Section 17B-1-510 with
             2416      respect to the original resolution denying the withdrawal and file a notice of the action as
             2417      provided in Subsection (1).
             2418          (6) (a) Any person in interest may seek judicial review of:
             2419          (i) the board of trustees' decision to withdraw an area from the local district;
             2420          (ii) the terms and conditions of a withdrawal; or
             2421          (iii) the board's decision to deny a withdrawal.
             2422          (b) Judicial review under this Subsection (6) shall be initiated by filing an action in the
             2423      district court in the county in which a majority of the area proposed to be withdrawn is located:
             2424          (i) if the resolution approving or denying the withdrawal is published under Subsection
             2425      (3), within 60 days after the publication or after the board of trustees' denial of the request
             2426      under Subsection (5);
             2427          (ii) if the resolution is not published pursuant to Subsection (3), within 60 days after
             2428      the resolution approving or denying the withdrawal is adopted; or
             2429          (iii) if a request is submitted to the board of trustees of a local district under Subsection
             2430      (4), and the board adopts a resolution under Subsection (5), within 60 days after the board
             2431      adopts a resolution under Subsection (5) unless the resolution is published under Subsection
             2432      (3), in which event the action must be filed within 60 days after the publication.
             2433          (c) A court in which an action is filed under this Subsection (6) may not overturn, in
             2434      whole or in part, the board of trustees' decision to approve or reject the withdrawal unless:
             2435          (i) the court finds the board of trustees' decision to be arbitrary or capricious; or
             2436          (ii) the court finds that the board materially failed to follow the procedures set forth in
             2437      this part.
             2438          (d) A court may award costs and expenses of an action under this section, including
             2439      reasonable attorney fees, to the prevailing party.
             2440          (7) After the applicable contest period under Subsection (4) or (6), no person may
             2441      contest the board of trustees' approval or denial of withdrawal for any cause.
             2442          Section 49. Section 17B-1-1308 is amended to read:
             2443           17B-1-1308. Dissolution resolution -- Limitations on dissolution -- Distribution of


             2444      remaining assets -- Notice of dissolution to lieutenant governor.
             2445          (1) After the public hearing required under Section 17B-1-1306 and subject to
             2446      Subsection (2), the administrative body may adopt a resolution approving dissolution of the
             2447      local district.
             2448          (2) A resolution under Subsection (1) may not be adopted unless:
             2449          (a) any outstanding debt of the local district is:
             2450          (i) satisfied and discharged in connection with the dissolution; or
             2451          (ii) assumed by another governmental entity with the consent of all the holders of that
             2452      debt and all the holders of other debts of the local district;
             2453          (b) for a local district that has provided service during the preceding three years or
             2454      undertaken planning or other activity preparatory to providing service:
             2455          (i) another entity has committed to provide the same service to the area being served or
             2456      proposed to be served by the local district; and
             2457          (ii) all who are to receive the service have consented to the service being provided by
             2458      the other entity; and
             2459          (c) all outstanding contracts to which the local district is a party are resolved through
             2460      mutual termination or the assignment of the district's rights, duties, privileges, and
             2461      responsibilities to another entity with the consent of the other parties to the contract.
             2462          (3) (a) (i) Any assets of the local district remaining after paying all debts and other
             2463      obligations of the local district shall be used to pay costs associated with the dissolution
             2464      process under this part.
             2465          (ii) Any costs of the dissolution process remaining after exhausting the remaining
             2466      assets of the local district under Subsection (3)(a)(i) shall be paid by the administrative body.
             2467          (b) Any assets of the local district remaining after application of Subsection (3)(a) shall
             2468      be distributed:
             2469          (i) proportionately to the owners of real property within the dissolved local district if
             2470      there is a readily identifiable connection between a financial burden borne by the real property
             2471      owners in the district and the remaining assets; or
             2472          (ii) except as provided in Subsection (3)(b)(i), to each county, city, or town in which
             2473      the dissolved local district was located before dissolution in the same proportion that the land
             2474      area of the local district located within the unincorporated area of the county or within the city


             2475      or town bears to the total local district land area.
             2476          (4) (a) [Within 30 days after adopting a resolution approving dissolution of the local
             2477      district, the] The administrative body shall [file a notice]:
             2478          (i) within 30 days after adopting a resolution approving dissolution, file with the
             2479      lieutenant governor[.] a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in
             2480      Section 67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             2481          [(b) The notice required under Subsection (4)(a) shall:]
             2482          [(i) be accompanied by a copy of the board resolution approving the dissolution; and]
             2483          [(ii) include a certification by the administrative body that all requirements for the
             2484      dissolution have been complied with.]
             2485          (ii) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of dissolution under Section
             2486      67-1a-6.5 :
             2487          (A) if the local district was located within the boundary of a single county, submit to
             2488      the recorder of that county:
             2489          (I) the original:
             2490          (Aa) notice of an impending boundary action; and
             2491          (Bb) certificate of dissolution; and
             2492          (II) a certified copy of the resolution adopted under Subsection (1); or
             2493          (B) if the local district was located within the boundaries of more than a single county:
             2494          (I) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             2495          (Aa) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (4)(a)(ii)(A)(I)(Aa) and (Bb);
             2496      and
             2497          (Bb) a certified copy of the resolution adopted under Subsection (1); and
             2498          (II) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             2499          (Aa) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsection (4)(a)(ii)(A)(I)(Aa) and
             2500      (Bb); and
             2501          (Bb) a certified copy of the resolution adopted under Subsection (1).
             2502          [(c)] (b) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of dissolution under
             2503      Section 67-1a-6.5 , the local district is dissolved.
             2504          Section 50. Section 17C-1-201 is amended to read:
             2505           17C-1-201. Creation of agency -- Notice to lieutenant governor.


             2506          (1) [Subject to Subsection (2), a] A community may, by ordinance adopted by its
             2507      legislative body, [create] approve the creation of a community development and renewal
             2508      agency.
             2509          (2) (a) [Within ten days after adopting an ordinance under Subsection (1), the] The
             2510      community legislative body shall:
             2511          (i) within ten days after adopting an ordinance under Subsection (1), file with the
             2512      lieutenant governor [a notice of the adoption of the ordinance, with a copy of the ordinance.]:
             2513          (A) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             2514      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             2515          (B) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             2516          (ii) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of creation under Section
             2517      67-1a-6.5 , submit to the recorder of the county in which the agency is located:
             2518          (A) the original notice of an impending boundary action;
             2519          (B) the original certificate of creation;
             2520          (C) the original approved final local entity plat; and
             2521          (D) a certified copy of the ordinance approving the creation of the community
             2522      development and renewal agency.
             2523          (b) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of creation under Section
             2524      67-1a-6.5 , the agency is created and incorporated.
             2525          (c) Until the documents listed in Subsection (2)(a)(ii) are recorded in the office of the
             2526      recorder of the county in which the property is located, an agency may not receive or spend tax
             2527      increment funds.
             2528          (3) (a) An agency may approve a change in its name, whether to indicate it is a
             2529      community development and renewal agency or otherwise, by:
             2530          (i) adopting a resolution [setting forth its new] approving a name change; and
             2531          (ii) filing [the resolution] with the lieutenant governor[, the State Tax Commission, the
             2532      State Board of Education, and the assessor of the county in which the agency is located.] a copy
             2533      of a notice of an impending name change, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.7 , that meets the
             2534      requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.7 (3).
             2535          (b) (i) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of name change under
             2536      Section 67-1a-6.7 , the agency shall file with the recorder of the county in which the agency is


             2537      located:
             2538          (A) the original notice of an impending name change;
             2539          (B) the original certificate of name change; and
             2540          (c) a certified copy of the resolution approving a name change.
             2541          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (3)(b)(i) are recorded in the office of the
             2542      county recorder, the agency may not operate under the new name.
             2543          Section 51. Section 17C-1-701 is amended to read:
             2544           17C-1-701. Dissolution by ordinance -- Restrictions -- Filing copy of ordinance --
             2545      Agency records -- Dissolution expenses.
             2546          (1) (a) Subject to Subsection (1)(b), the legislative body of the community that created
             2547      an agency may, by ordinance, [deactivate and dissolve] approve the deactivation and
             2548      dissolution of the agency.
             2549          (b) An ordinance [dissolving] under Subsection (1)(a) approving the deactivation and
             2550      dissolution of an agency may not be adopted unless the agency has no outstanding bonded
             2551      indebtedness, other unpaid loans, indebtedness, or advances, and no legally binding contractual
             2552      obligations with persons or entities other than the community.
             2553          (2) (a) [Within ten days after adopting an ordinance under Subsection (1), the] The
             2554      community legislative body shall [file a certified copy of the ordinance]:
             2555          (i) within ten days after adopting an ordinance under Subsection (1), file with the
             2556      lieutenant governor[.] a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in
             2557      Section 67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             2558          (ii) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of dissolution under Section
             2559      67-1a-6.5 , submit to the recorder of the county in which the agency is located:
             2560          (A) the original notice of an impending boundary action;
             2561          (B) the original certificate of dissolution; and
             2562          (C) a certified copy of the ordinance approving the deactivation and dissolution of the
             2563      agency.
             2564          (b) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of dissolution under
             2565      Section 67-1a-6.5 , the agency is dissolved.
             2566          (c) Within ten days after receiving the certificate of dissolution from the lieutenant
             2567      governor under Section 67-1a-6.5 , the community legislative body shall send a copy of the


             2568      certificate of dissolution and the ordinance adopted under Subsection (1) to the State Board of
             2569      Education, and each taxing entity.
             2570          (d) The community legislative body shall publish a notice of dissolution in a
             2571      newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the dissolved agency is located.
             2572          (3) The books, documents, records, papers, and seal of each dissolved agency shall be
             2573      deposited for safekeeping and reference with the recorder of the community that dissolved the
             2574      agency.
             2575          (4) The agency shall pay all expenses of the deactivation and dissolution.
             2576          Section 52. Section 17D-1-204 is amended to read:
             2577           17D-1-204. Prerequisites for adopting a resolution or ordinance creating a special
             2578      service district.
             2579          Before the legislative body of a county or municipality may adopt a resolution or
             2580      ordinance under Section 17D-1-208 [creating] approving the creation of a special service
             2581      district:
             2582          (1) the clerk or recorder, as the case may be, of the county or municipality shall give
             2583      written notice as provided in Section 17D-1-205 ;
             2584          (2) the legislative body shall hold a public hearing, as provided in Section 17D-1-207 ;
             2585      and
             2586          (3) the period for filing protests under Section 17D-1-206 shall have passed without
             2587      adequate protests having been filed.
             2588          Section 53. Section 17D-1-208 is amended to read:
             2589           17D-1-208. Adoption of a resolution or ordinance creating a special service
             2590      district.
             2591          (1) Subject to the provisions of and as provided in this part, the legislative body of a
             2592      county or municipality may adopt a resolution or ordinance [creating] approving the creation of
             2593      a special service district.
             2594          (2) (a) Subject to Subsection (2)(b), a resolution or ordinance adopted by a legislative
             2595      body under Subsection (1) may contain changes from the proposal as set forth in a resolution
             2596      under Subsection 17D-1-203 (1)(a) or a petition under Subsection 17D-1-203 (1)(b), including
             2597      changes in:
             2598          (i) the boundary of the special service district; and


             2599          (ii) the services to be provided by the special service district.
             2600          (b) The legislative body of a county or municipality may not adopt a resolution or
             2601      ordinance under Subsection (1) that [creates] approves the creation of a special service district
             2602      with a boundary that includes more area than is included in, or that authorizes the special
             2603      service district to provide a service not proposed in, a resolution under Subsection
             2604      17D-1-203 (1)(a) or a petition under Subsection 17D-1-203 (1)(b), unless the requirements of
             2605      Sections 17D-1-205 , 17D-1-206 , and 17D-1-207 are met with respect to the additional area or
             2606      service, as the case may be.
             2607          Section 54. Section 17D-1-209 is amended to read:
             2608           17D-1-209. Notice to lieutenant governor.
             2609          (1) [Within 30 days after adopting a resolution or ordinance under Subsection
             2610      17D-1-208 (1) creating a special service district, the] The legislative body adopting [the] a
             2611      resolution or ordinance [shall file a notice] approving the creation of a special service district
             2612      shall:
             2613          (a) within 30 days after adopting the resolution or ordinance, file with the lieutenant
             2614      governor[.]:
             2615          [(2) Each notice under Subsection (1) shall:]
             2616          [(a) be accompanied by:]
             2617          [(i) a copy of the resolution or ordinance creating the special service district; and]
             2618          [(ii) a map showing the boundaries of the special service district, prepared and certified
             2619      by a licensed surveyor and filed with the county surveyor in accordance with Section 17-23-17 ;
             2620      and]
             2621          [(b) include the legislative body's certification that all requirements for the creation of
             2622      the special service district have been met.]
             2623          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ,
             2624      that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             2625          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             2626          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of incorporation under
             2627      Section 67-1a-6.5 , submit to the recorder of the county in which the special service district is
             2628      located:
             2629          (i) the original notice of an impending boundary action;


             2630          (ii) the original certificate of incorporation;
             2631          (iii) the original approved final local entity plat; and
             2632          (iv) a certified copy of the resolution or ordinance approving the creation of the special
             2633      service district.
             2634          [(3)] (2) (a) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of creation under
             2635      Section 67-1a-6.5 , the special service district is created and incorporated.
             2636          (b) (i) The effective date of a special service district's incorporation for purposes of
             2637      assessing property within the special service district is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             2638          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (1)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             2639      recorder of the county in which the property is located:
             2640          (A) the county, city, or town that created the special service district may not levy or
             2641      collect a property tax for special service district purposes on property within the special service
             2642      district; and
             2643          (B) the special service district may not:
             2644          (I) levy or collect an assessment on property within the special service district; or
             2645          (II) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the special service
             2646      district.
             2647          Section 55. Section 17D-1-403 is amended to read:
             2648           17D-1-403. Notice of annexation to lieutenant governor -- Lieutenant governor
             2649      certification.
             2650          (1) If a county or municipal legislative body adopts a resolution approving the
             2651      annexation of an area to an existing special service district, the legislative body shall[,]:
             2652          (a) within 30 days after adopting the resolution, file [a notice] with the lieutenant
             2653      governor[.]:
             2654          [(2) Each notice under Subsection (1) shall:]
             2655          [(a) be accompanied by:]
             2656          [(i) a copy of the resolution adopted by the legislative body approving the annexation;
             2657      and]
             2658          [(ii) a map showing the additional area to be annexed to the special service district,
             2659      prepared and certified by a licensed surveyor and filed with the county surveyor in accordance
             2660      with Section 17-23-17 ; and]


             2661          [(b) include the legislative body's certification that all requirements for the annexation
             2662      of the additional area have been met.]
             2663          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ,
             2664      that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             2665          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             2666          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of annexation under Section
             2667      67-1a-6.5 , submit to the recorder of the county in which the special service district is located:
             2668          (i) the original notice of an impending boundary action;
             2669          (ii) the original certificate of annexation;
             2670          (iii) the original approved final local entity plat; and
             2671          (iv) a certified copy of the resolution approving the annexation.
             2672          (3) (a) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of [boundary change]
             2673      annexation under Section 67-1a-6.5 , the additional area that is the subject of the legislative
             2674      body's resolution is annexed to the special service district.
             2675          (b) (i) The effective date of an annexation under this section for purposes of assessing
             2676      property within the annexed area is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             2677          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (1)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             2678      recorder of the county in which the property is located:
             2679          (A) the county, city, or town that created the special service district may not levy or
             2680      collect a property tax for special service district purposes on property within the annexed area;
             2681      and
             2682          (B) the special service district may not:
             2683          (I) levy or collect an assessment on property within the annexed area; or
             2684          (II) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the annexed area.
             2685          (iii) Subsection (3)(b)(ii)(B)(II):
             2686          (A) may not be construed to limit a special service district's ability before annexation to
             2687      charge and collect a fee for service provided to property that is outside the special service
             2688      district's boundary; and
             2689          (B) does not apply until 60 days after the effective date, under Subsection (3)(a), of the
             2690      special service district's annexation, with respect to a fee that the special service district was
             2691      charging for service provided to property within the annexed area immediately before the area


             2692      was annexed to the special service district.
             2693          Section 56. Section 17D-1-603 is amended to read:
             2694           17D-1-603. Notice of adoption of resolution approving a withdrawal or
             2695      dissolution -- Lieutenant governor certificate -- Effective date of withdrawal or
             2696      dissolution.
             2697          (1) [Within 30 days after adopting] If a county or municipal legislative body adopts a
             2698      resolution approving the withdrawal of an area from a special service district or the dissolution
             2699      of a special service district, the county or municipal legislative body, as the case may be, shall
             2700      [file a notice]:
             2701          (a) within 30 days after adopting the resolution, file with the lieutenant governor[.]:
             2702          [(2) Each notice under Subsection (1) shall:]
             2703          [(a) be accompanied by:]
             2704          [(i) a copy of the resolution approving the withdrawal or dissolution; and]
             2705          [(ii) in the case of a withdrawal, a map showing the area to be withdrawn, prepared and
             2706      certified by a licensed surveyor and filed with the county surveyor in accordance with Section
             2707      17-23-17 ; and]
             2708          [(b) include the legislative body's certification that all requirements for the withdrawal
             2709      or dissolution have been met.]
             2710          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ,
             2711      that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             2712          (ii) in the case of a withdrawal, a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined
             2713      in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             2714          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of withdrawal or dissolution,
             2715      as the case may be, under Section 67-1a-6.5 , submit to the recorder of the county in which the
             2716      special service district is located:
             2717          (i) the original notice of an impending boundary action;
             2718          (ii) the original certificate of withdrawal or dissolution, as the case may be;
             2719          (iii) in the case of a withdrawal, the original approved final local entity plat; and
             2720          (iv) a certified copy of the resolution approving the withdrawal or dissolution.
             2721          [(3)] (2) (a) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of withdrawal
             2722      under Section 67-1a-6.5 , the area to be withdrawn that is the subject of the legislative body's


             2723      resolution is withdrawn from the special service district.
             2724          (b) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of dissolution under
             2725      Section 67-1a-6.5 , the special service district is dissolved.
             2726          Section 57. Section 17D-3-203 is amended to read:
             2727           17D-3-203. Considerations in determining whether to approve conservation
             2728      district creation, consolidation, division, or dissolution -- Denial or approval --
             2729      Certification to lieutenant governor -- Prohibition against considering similar creation,
             2730      consolidation, division, or dissolution if previously denied.
             2731          (1) In determining whether to approve the creation of a conservation district, the
             2732      consolidation of existing conservation districts, or the division or dissolution of an existing
             2733      conservation district, the commission shall consider:
             2734          (a) the demonstrated necessity and administrative practicality of the creation,
             2735      consolidation, division, or dissolution;
             2736          (b) the topography of and soil compositions and prevailing land use practices within
             2737      the area of the proposed or existing conservation district or districts;
             2738          (c) the hydrologic unit code of the watershed in which the area of the proposed or
             2739      existing conservation district or districts is located;
             2740          (d) the relationship of the area of the proposed or existing conservation district or
             2741      districts to existing watersheds and agricultural regions; and
             2742          (e) the sentiment expressed by persons within the area of the proposed or existing
             2743      conservation district or districts with respect to the proposed creation, consolidation, division,
             2744      or dissolution.
             2745          (2) After holding a public hearing as required under Subsection 17D-3-201 (2)(b) and
             2746      considering the factors listed in Subsection (1), the commission shall:
             2747          (a) (i) [deny] disapprove the creation of a conservation district, the consolidation of
             2748      existing conservation districts, or the division or dissolution of an existing conservation
             2749      district, as the case may be, if the commission determines that creation, consolidation, division,
             2750      or dissolution is not necessary or administratively practical; or
             2751          (ii) approve the creation of a conservation district, the consolidation of existing
             2752      conservation districts, or the division or dissolution of an existing conservation district, as the
             2753      case may be, if the commission determines that creation, consolidation, division, or dissolution


             2754      is necessary and administratively practical; and
             2755          (b) set forth in writing the reasons for the commission's action.
             2756          (3) (a) [(i)] If the commission approves the creation, consolidation, division, or
             2757      dissolution, the commission shall [certify its action and]:
             2758          (i) deliver [a copy of the certification] to the lieutenant governor[.]:
             2759          [(ii) Each certification under Subsection (3)(a)(i) of a creation, consolidation, or
             2760      division shall include an accurate legal description of the conservation district or districts as it
             2761      or they are proposed to exist as a result of the creation, consolidation, or division.]
             2762          (A) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             2763      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             2764          (B) except in the case of a dissolution, a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as
             2765      defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             2766          (ii) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of boundary action under
             2767      Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             2768          (A) if the conservation district is or, in the case of dissolution, was located within the
             2769      boundary of a single county, submit to the recorder of that county:
             2770          (I) the original:
             2771          (Aa) notice of an impending boundary action;
             2772          (Bb) certificate of boundary action; and
             2773          (Cc) except in the case of dissolution, approved final local entity plat; and
             2774          (II) a certified copy of the document that the commission adopted approving the
             2775      boundary action; or
             2776          (B) if the conservation district is or, in the case of a dissolution, was located within the
             2777      boundaries of more than a single county:
             2778          (I) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             2779          (Aa) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (3)(a)(ii)(A)(I)(Aa), (Bb), and
             2780      (Cc); and
             2781          (Bb) a certified copy of the document that the commission adopted approving the
             2782      boundary action; and
             2783          (II) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             2784          (Aa) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsection (3)(a)(ii)(A)(I)(Aa), (Bb),


             2785      and (Cc); and
             2786          (Bb) a certified copy of the document that the commission adopted approving the
             2787      boundary action.
             2788          (b) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of creation, consolidation,
             2789      division, or dissolution under Section 67-1a-6.5 , as the case may be, the conservation district is
             2790      created and incorporated, consolidated, divided, or dissolved, respectively.
             2791          (4) If the commission [denies] disapproves a creation, consolidation, division, or
             2792      dissolution under Subsection (2)(a)(i), the commission may not, for six months following the
             2793      denial, consider a similar proposal to create, divide, or dissolve the conservation district or to
             2794      consolidate the conservation districts, as the case may be.
             2795          Section 58. Section 53A-2-101.5 is amended to read:
             2796           53A-2-101.5. Notice of school district boundary changes including creation,
             2797      consolidation, division, or dissolution.
             2798          (1) [Within 30 days after the creation, consolidation, division, or dissolution of a
             2799      school district, or any other change affecting the boundary of a new or existing school district,
             2800      the] The county legislative body shall [file a written notice of the action]:
             2801          (a) within 30 days after the creation, consolidation, division, or dissolution of a school
             2802      district, file with the lieutenant governor[.]:
             2803          [(2) The notice under Subsection (1) shall be accompanied by an accurate map or plat
             2804      showing the boundaries of the affected school districts, prepared and certified by a local
             2805      surveyor and filed with the county surveyor in accordance with Section 17-23-17 .]
             2806          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ,
             2807      that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             2808          (ii) except in the case of a dissolution, a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as
             2809      defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             2810          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of boundary action under
             2811      Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             2812          (i) if the school district is or, in the case of dissolution, was located within the
             2813      boundary of a single county, submit to the recorder of that county:
             2814          (A) the original:
             2815          (I) notice of an impending boundary action;


             2816          (II) certificate of boundary action; and
             2817          (III) except in the case of dissolution, approved final local entity plat; and
             2818          (B) if applicable, a certified copy of the resolution approving the boundary action; or
             2819          (ii) if the school district is or, in the case of a dissolution, was located within the
             2820      boundaries of more than a single county:
             2821          (A) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             2822          (I) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (1)(b)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III); and
             2823          (II) if applicable, a certified copy of the resolution approving the boundary action; and
             2824          (B) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             2825          (I) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsection (1)(b)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III);
             2826      and
             2827          (II) if applicable, a certified copy of the resolution approving the boundary action.
             2828          [(3)] (2) (a) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate under Section
             2829      67-1a-6.5 , the creation, consolidation, division, dissolution, or other change affecting the
             2830      boundary of a new or existing school district that was the subject of the action has legal effect.
             2831          (b) (i) As used in this Subsection (2)(b), "affected area" means:
             2832          (A) in the case of the creation of a school district, the area within the school district's
             2833      boundary;
             2834          (B) in the case of the consolidation of multiple school districts, the area within the
             2835      boundary of each school district that is consolidated into another school district;
             2836          (C) in the case of the division of a school district, the area within the boundary of the
             2837      school district created by the division; and
             2838          (D) in the case of an addition to an existing school district, the area added to the school
             2839      district.
             2840          (ii) The effective date of a boundary action, as defined in Section 17-23-20 , for
             2841      purposes of assessing property within the school district is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             2842          (iii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (1)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             2843      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a school district may not levy or
             2844      collect a property tax on property within the affected area.
             2845          Section 59. Section 53A-2-118 is amended to read:
             2846           53A-2-118. Creation of new school district -- Initiation of process -- Procedures


             2847      to be followed.
             2848          (1) A new school district may be created from one or more existing school districts, as
             2849      provided in this section.
             2850          (2) (a) The process to create a new school district may be initiated:
             2851          (i) through a citizens' initiative petition;
             2852          (ii) at the request of the board of the existing district or districts to be affected by the
             2853      creation of the new district; or
             2854          (iii) at the request of a city within the boundaries of the school district or at the request
             2855      of interlocal agreement participants, pursuant to Section 53A-2-118.1 .
             2856          (b) (i) Each petition submitted under Subsection (2)(a)(i) shall be signed by qualified
             2857      electors residing within the geographical boundaries of the proposed new school district equal
             2858      in number to at least 15% of the number of electors in the area who voted for the office of
             2859      governor at the last regular general election.
             2860          (ii) Each request or petition submitted under Subsection (2)(a) shall:
             2861          (A) be filed with the clerk of each county in which any part of the proposed new school
             2862      district is located;
             2863          (B) indicate the typed or printed name and current residence address of each governing
             2864      board member making a request, or registered voter signing a petition, as the case may be;
             2865          (C) describe the proposed new school district boundaries; and