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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITY CHANGES

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2009 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Kory M. Holdaway

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Senate Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard

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             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;
             15      and
             16              .    local government name changes;
             17          .    provides a process for certifying final local entity plats for local government
             18      boundary changes;
             19          .    eliminates a requirement for municipalities to prepare articles of incorporation as
             20      part of the incorporation process and eliminates an alternative to filing articles of
             21      incorporation;
             22          .    modifies the authority of city officers-elect;
             23          .    modifies the duties of the lieutenant governor, county surveyors, and county
             24      recorders in the process of certifying local government boundary and name
             25      changes;
             26          .    modifies the process for a municipality to change its name;
             27          .    establishes the date of recording documents related to a boundary action as the
             28      effective date of the boundary action for purposes of assessing property affected by
             29      the boundary action;


             30          .    imposes restrictions on a local entity's imposition of property taxes, assessments, or
             31      fees until documents related to the boundary action are recorded;
             32          .    modifies the event from which the effective date of a municipal annexation or
             33      boundary adjustment is calculated;
             34          .    clarifies and makes technical changes relating to the process of consolidating
             35      counties and the process of annexing part of one county to another county;
             36          .    limits a person from filing for recording a plat that depicts a local entity's boundary
             37      as it exists as a result of a boundary action unless it complies with certain
             38      requirements;
             39          .    modifies the duties of the surveyor within the Automated Geographic Reference
             40      Center;
             41          .    makes a political subdivision's boundary in the State Geographic Information
             42      Database the official boundary for purposes of US Census Bureau needs;
             43          .    modifies the process for counties to resolve a dispute or uncertainty about the true
             44      location of a county boundary and replaces the state engineer with the surveyor in
             45      the Automated Geographic Reference Center in that process; and
             46          .    makes technical changes.
             47      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             48          None
             49      Other Special Clauses:
             50          None
             51      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             52      AMENDS:
             53          10-1-118, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 318
             54          10-2-119, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             55          10-2-120, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             56          10-2-121, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, First Special Session, Chapter 9
             57          10-2-125, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 16 and 19


             58          10-2-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Second Special Session, Chapter 4
             59          10-2-418, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 329 and 378
             60          10-2-419, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             61          10-2-425, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 329 and 378
             62          10-2-507, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             63          10-2-610, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 389
             64          10-2-611, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             65          10-2-705, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1977, Chapter 48
             66          10-2-711, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 318
             67          10-2-712, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             68          10-6-111, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 146
             69          11-13-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             70          11-13-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             71          11-13-205, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapters 105 and 233
             72          17-3-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             73          17-21-20, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 147
             74          17-50-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             75          17-50-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             76          17B-1-105, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             77          17B-1-215, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
             78          17B-1-216, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             79          17B-1-405, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             80          17B-1-414, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 118
             81          17B-1-415, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             82          17B-1-416, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 118
             83          17B-1-417, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             84          17B-1-512, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             85          17B-1-1308, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329


             86          17C-1-201, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 359
             87          17C-1-701, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 359
             88          17D-1-204, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
             89          17D-1-208, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
             90          17D-1-209, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
             91          17D-1-403, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
             92          17D-1-603, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
             93          17D-3-203, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
             94          53A-2-101.5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             95          53A-2-118, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 92
             96          53A-2-118.1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 92
             97          63F-1-506, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233 and renumbered and
             98      amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 169
             99          63F-1-507, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             100          63G-7-401, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             101          67-1a-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 75 and 83
             102      ENACTS:
             103          17-2-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             104          17-2-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             105          17-2-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             106          17-2-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             107          17-23-20, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             108          59-2-305.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             109          67-1a-6.7, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             110      REPEALS AND REENACTS:
             111          67-1a-6.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
             112      RENUMBERS AND AMENDS:
             113          17-2-103, (Renumbered from 17-2-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter


             114      227)
             115          17-2-104, (Renumbered from 17-2-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1984, Chapter
             116      68)
             117          17-2-105, (Renumbered from 17-2-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter
             118      233)
             119          17-2-106, (Renumbered from 17-2-5, Utah Code Annotated 1953)
             120          17-2-203, (Renumbered from 17-2-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter
             121      258)
             122          17-2-204, (Renumbered from 17-2-8, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter
             123      258)
             124          17-2-205, (Renumbered from 17-2-9, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter
             125      233)
             126          17-2-206, (Renumbered from 17-2-10, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Sixth
             127      Special Session, Chapter 3)
             128          17-2-207, (Renumbered from 17-2-11, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter
             129      227)
             130          17-2-208, (Renumbered from 17-2-12, Utah Code Annotated 1953)
             131          17-2-209, (Renumbered from 17-2-13, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter
             132      233)
             133      REPEALS:
             134          10-1-116, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 233
             135          10-1-117, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             136          10-2-122, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 38
             137          10-2-508, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 279
             138          17-2-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1984, Chapter 68
             139          17-2-7, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 258
             140          17-3-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1984, Chapter 68
             141     


             142      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             143          Section 1. Section 10-1-118 is amended to read:
             144           10-1-118. Changing the name of a municipality.
             145          (1) A municipality may change its name [by filing amended articles of incorporation
             146      as provided in Section 10-1-117 .] as provided in this section.
             147          (2) To initiate a name change, the legislative body of a municipality shall:
             148          (a) adopt an ordinance or resolution approving a name change; and
             149          (b) file with the lieutenant governor a copy of a notice of an impending name change,
             150      as defined in Section 67-1a-6.7 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.7 (3).
             151          (3) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of name change under
             152      Section 67-1a-6.7 , the municipal legislative body shall:
             153          (a) if the municipality is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the
             154      recorder of that county:
             155          (i) the original:
             156          (A) notice of an impending name change; and
             157          (B) certificate of name change; and
             158          (ii) a certified copy of the ordinance or resolution approving the name change; or
             159          (b) if the municipality is located within the boundaries of more than a single county:
             160          (i) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             161          (A) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (3)(a)(i)(A) and (B); and
             162          (B) a certified copy of the ordinance or resolution approving the name change; and
             163          (ii) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             164          (A) a certified copy of the documents described in Subsections (3)(a)(i)(A) and (B);
             165      and
             166          (B) a certified copy of the ordinance or resolution approving the name change.
             167          [(2)] (4) (a) The name change becomes effective upon the lieutenant governor's
             168      [certification of the amended articles as provided in Subsection 10-1-117 (3).] issuance of a
             169      certificate of name change under Section 67-1a-6.7 .


             170          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (4)(a), the municipality may not operate under the
             171      new name until the documents listed in Subsection (3) are recorded in the office of the
             172      recorder of each county in which the municipality is located.
             173          Section 2. Section 10-2-119 is amended to read:
             174           10-2-119. Filing of notice and approved final local entity plat with lieutenant
             175      governor -- Effective date of incorporation -- Necessity of recording documents and
             176      effect of not recording.
             177          (1) [Within seven days after the canvass of the final election of city officers under
             178      Section 10-2-116 , the] The mayor-elect of the [new] future city shall [file at least three copies
             179      of the articles of incorporation]:
             180          (a) within 30 days after the canvass of the final election of city officers under Section
             181      10-2-116 , file with the lieutenant governor[.]:
             182          [(2) The articles of incorporation shall:]
             183          [(a) contain the name of the city;]
             184          [(b) contain an accurate map or plat, prepared by a licensed surveyor, approved by the
             185      legislative body, and filed with the county surveyor in accordance with Section 17-23-17 ,
             186      showing the boundaries of the city;]
             187          [(c) contain the city's class according to population as defined in Section 10-2-301 ;
             188      and]
             189          [(d) be signed and verified by the mayor-elect of the city.]
             190          [(3) The legislative body of the new city shall comply with the notice requirements of
             191      Section 10-1-116 .]
             192          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             193      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             194          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             195          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of incorporation under
             196      Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             197          (i) if the city is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the recorder


             198      of that county the original:
             199          (A) notice of an impending boundary action;
             200          (B) certificate of incorporation; and
             201          (C) approved final local entity plat; or
             202          (ii) if the city is located within the boundaries of more than a single county, submit the
             203      original of the documents listed in Subsections (1)(b)(i)(A), (B), and (C) to one of those
             204      counties and a certified copy of those documents to each other county.
             205          (2) (a) The incorporation is effective upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a
             206      certificate of incorporation under Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             207          (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a city is conclusively presumed to be
             208      lawfully incorporated and existing if, for two years following the city's incorporation:
             209          (i) (A) the city has levied and collected a property tax; or
             210          (B) for a city incorporated on or after July 1, 1998, the city has imposed a sales and
             211      use tax; and
             212          (ii) no challenge to the existence or incorporation of the city has been filed in the
             213      district court for the county in which the city is located.
             214          (3) (a) The effective date of an incorporation for purposes of assessing property within
             215      the new city is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             216          (b) Until the documents listed in Subsection (1)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             217      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a newly incorporated city may not:
             218          (i) levy or collect a property tax on property within the city;
             219          (ii) levy or collect an assessment on property within the city; or
             220          (iii) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the city.
             221          Section 3. Section 10-2-120 is amended to read:
             222           10-2-120. Powers of officers-elect.
             223          [(1) (a) Before filing articles of incorporation, the mayor-elect of the future city may
             224      file with the lieutenant governor a verified notice of intention to file the articles of
             225      incorporation.]


             226          [(b) The notice under Subsection (1)(a) shall contain:]
             227          [(i) the name of the future city;]
             228          [(ii) an accurate map or plat, prepared by a licensed surveyor, approved by the
             229      legislative body, and filed with the county surveyor in accordance with Section 17-23-17 ,
             230      showing the boundaries of the future city;]
             231          [(iii) the city's class according to population as defined in Section 10-2-301 ; and]
             232          [(iv) the proposed date for filing the articles of incorporation.]
             233          [(2)] (1) Upon the [lieutenant governor's certification of the notice] canvass of the
             234      final election of city officers under Section [ 67-1a-6.5 ] 10-2-116 and until the future city
             235      becomes legally incorporated, the officers of the future city may:
             236          (a) prepare and adopt, under Chapter 6, Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for Utah
             237      Cities, a proposed budget and compilation of ordinances;
             238          (b) negotiate and make personnel contracts and hirings;
             239          (c) negotiate and make service contracts;
             240          [(d) file the notification required by Subsection 10-1-116 (1);]
             241          [(e)] (d) negotiate and make contracts to purchase equipment, materials, and supplies;
             242          [(f)] (e) borrow funds from the county in which the future city is located under
             243      Subsection 10-2-121 (3);
             244          [(g)] (f) borrow funds for startup expenses of the future [municipality] city; [and]
             245          [(h)] (g) issue tax anticipation notes in the name of the future [municipality.] city; and
             246          (h) make appointments to the city's planning commission.
             247          [(3)] (2) The city's legislative body shall review and ratify each contract made by the
             248      officers-elect under Subsection [(2)] (1) within 30 days [of] after the effective date of
             249      incorporation under Section [ 10-2-122 ] 10-2-119 .
             250          Section 4. Section 10-2-121 is amended to read:
             251           10-2-121. Division of municipal-type services revenues -- County may provide
             252      startup funds.
             253          (1) The county in which an area incorporating under this part is located shall, until the


             254      date of the city's incorporation under Section [ 10-2-122 ] 10-2-119 , continue:
             255          (a) to levy and collect ad valorem property tax and other revenues from or pertaining
             256      to the future city; and
             257          (b) except as otherwise agreed by the county and the officers-elect of the city [after the
             258      filing of the notice under Subsection 10-2-120 (1)], to provide the same services to the future
             259      city as the county provided before the commencement of the incorporation proceedings.
             260          (2) (a) The legislative body of the county in which a newly incorporated city is located
             261      shall share pro rata with the new city, based on the date of incorporation, the taxes and service
             262      charges or fees levied and collected by the county under Section 17-34-3 during the year of the
             263      new city's incorporation if and to the extent that the new city provides, by itself or by contract,
             264      the same services for which the county levied and collected the taxes and service charges or
             265      fees.
             266          (b) (i) The legislative body of a county in which a city incorporated after January 1,
             267      2004, is located may share with the new city taxes and service charges or fees that were levied
             268      and collected by the county under Section 17-34-3 :
             269          (A) before the year of the new city's incorporation;
             270          (B) from the previously unincorporated area that, because of the city's incorporation,
             271      is located within the boundaries of the newly incorporated city; and
             272          (C) for the purpose of providing services to the area that before the new city's
             273      incorporation was unincorporated.
             274          (ii) A county legislative body may share taxes and service charges or fees under
             275      Subsection (2)(b)(i) by a direct appropriation of funds or by a credit or offset against amounts
             276      due under a contract for municipal-type services provided by the county to the new city.
             277          (3) (a) The legislative body of a county in which an area incorporating under this part
             278      is located may appropriate county funds to:
             279          (i) before incorporation but after [a notice under Subsection 10-2-120 (1) is filed] the
             280      canvass of the final election of city officers under Section 10-2-116 , the officers-elect of the
             281      future city to pay startup expenses of the future city; or


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


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


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


             366          (II) covers a majority of the total private land area within the area;
             367          (III) is equal in assessed value to more than 1/2 of the assessed value of all private real
             368      property within the area; and
             369          (IV) consists, in number of parcels, of at least 1/3 of the number of all parcels of
             370      private real property within the area proposed to be incorporated; and
             371          (B) a majority of all registered voters within the area proposed to be incorporated as a
             372      town, according to the official voter registration list maintained by the county on the date the
             373      petition is filed;
             374          (ii) designate as sponsors at least five of the property owners who have signed the
             375      petition, one of whom shall be designated as the contact sponsor, with the mailing address of
             376      each owner signing as a sponsor;
             377          (iii) be accompanied by and circulated with an accurate map or plat, prepared by a
             378      licensed surveyor, showing a legal description of the boundary of the proposed town; and
             379          (iv) substantially comply with and be circulated in the following form:
             380          PETITION FOR INCORPORATION OF (insert the proposed name of the proposed
             381      town)
             382          To the Honorable County Legislative Body of (insert the name of the county in which
             383      the proposed town is located) County, Utah:
             384          We, the undersigned owners of real property and registered voters within the area
             385      described in this petition, respectfully petition the county legislative body for the area
             386      described in this petition to be incorporated as a town. Each of the undersigned affirms that
             387      each has personally signed this petition and is an owner of real property or a registered voter
             388      residing within the described area, and that the current residence address of each is correctly
             389      written after the signer's name. The area proposed to be incorporated as a town is described as
             390      follows: (insert an accurate description of the area proposed to be incorporated).
             391          (c) A petition under this Subsection (4) may not describe an area that includes some or
             392      all of an area proposed for annexation in an annexation petition under Section 10-2-403 that:
             393          (i) was filed before the filing of the petition; and


             394          (ii) is still pending on the date the petition is filed.
             395          (d) A petition may not be filed under this section if the private real property owned by
             396      the petition sponsors, designated under Subsection (4)(b)(ii), cumulatively exceeds 40% of the
             397      total private land area within the area proposed to be incorporated as a town.
             398          (e) A signer of a petition under this Subsection (4) may withdraw or, after withdrawn,
             399      reinstate the signer's signature on the petition:
             400          (i) at any time until the county clerk certifies the petition under Subsection (6); and
             401          (ii) by filing a signed, written withdrawal or reinstatement with the county clerk.
             402          (5) (a) If a petition is filed under Subsection (4)(a) proposing to incorporate as a town
             403      an area located within a county of the first class, the county clerk shall deliver written notice of
             404      the proposed incorporation:
             405          (i) to each owner of private real property owning more than 1% of the assessed value
             406      of all private real property within the area proposed to be incorporated as a town; and
             407          (ii) within seven calendar days after the date on which the petition is filed.
             408          (b) A private real property owner described in Subsection (5)(a)(i) may exclude all or
             409      part of the owner's property from the area proposed to be incorporated as a town by filing a
             410      notice of exclusion:
             411          (i) with the county clerk; and
             412          (ii) within ten calendar days after receiving the clerk's notice under Subsection (5)(a).
             413          (c) The county legislative body shall exclude from the area proposed to be
             414      incorporated as a town the property identified in the notice of exclusion under Subsection
             415      (5)(b) if:
             416          (i) the property:
             417          (A) is nonurban; and
             418          (B) does not and will not require a municipal service; and
             419          (ii) exclusion will not leave an unincorporated island within the proposed town.
             420          (d) If the county legislative body excludes property from the area proposed to be
             421      incorporated as a town, the county legislative body shall send written notice of the exclusion to


             422      the contact sponsor within five days after the exclusion.
             423          (6) Within 20 days after the filing of a petition under Subsection (4), the county clerk
             424      shall:
             425          (a) with the assistance of other county officers from whom the clerk requests
             426      assistance, determine whether the petition complies with the requirements of Subsection (4);
             427      and
             428          (b) (i) if the clerk determines that the petition complies with those requirements:
             429          (A) certify the petition and deliver the certified petition to the county legislative body;
             430      and
             431          (B) mail or deliver written notification of the certification to:
             432          (I) the contact sponsor;
             433          (II) if applicable, the chair of the planning commission of each township in which any
             434      part of the area proposed for incorporation is located; and
             435          (III) the Utah Population Estimates Committee; or
             436          (ii) if the clerk determines that the petition fails to comply with any of those
             437      requirements, reject the petition and notify the contact sponsor in writing of the rejection and
             438      the reasons for the rejection.
             439          (7) (a) (i) A petition that is rejected under Subsection (6)(b)(ii) may be amended to
             440      correct a deficiency for which it was rejected and then refiled with the county clerk.
             441          (ii) A valid signature on a petition filed under Subsection (4)(a) may be used toward
             442      fulfilling the signature requirement of Subsection (4)(b) for the same petition that is amended
             443      under Subsection (7)(a)(i) and then refiled with the county clerk.
             444          (b) If a petition is amended and refiled under Subsection (7)(a)(i) after having been
             445      rejected by the county clerk under Subsection (6)(b)(ii):
             446          (i) the amended petition shall be considered as a newly filed petition; and
             447          (ii) the amended petition's processing priority is determined by the date on which it is
             448      refiled.
             449          (8) (a) (i) The legislative body of a county with which a petition is filed under


             450      Subsection (4) may, at its option and upon the petition being certified under Subsection (6),
             451      commission and pay for a financial feasibility study.
             452          (ii) If the county legislative body chooses to commission a financial feasibility study,
             453      the county legislative body shall:
             454          (A) within 20 days after the incorporation petition is certified, select and engage a
             455      feasibility consultant; and
             456          (B) require the feasibility consultant to complete the financial feasibility study and
             457      submit written results of the study to the county legislative body no later than 30 days after the
             458      feasibility consultant is engaged to conduct the financial feasibility study.
             459          (b) The county legislative body shall approve a petition proposing the incorporation of
             460      a town and hold an election for town officers, as provided in Subsection (9), if:
             461          (i) the county clerk has certified the petition under Subsection (6); and
             462          (ii) (A) (I) the county legislative body has commissioned a financial feasibility study
             463      under Subsection (8)(a); and
             464          (II) the results of the financial feasibility study show that the average annual amount of
             465      revenues described in Subsection (1)(b)(i) does not exceed the average annual amount of costs
             466      described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) by more than 10%; or
             467          (B) the county legislative body chooses not to commission a financial feasibility study.
             468          (c) (i) If the county legislative body commissions a financial feasibility study under
             469      Subsection (8)(a) and the results of the financial feasibility study show that the average annual
             470      amount of revenues described in Subsection (1)(b)(i) exceeds the average annual amount of
             471      costs described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) by more than 10%, the county legislative body may:
             472          (A) deny the petition, subject to Subsection (8)(c)(ii), if the results of the financial
             473      feasibility study show that the average annual amount of revenues described in Subsection
             474      (1)(b)(i) exceeds the average annual amount of costs described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) by 25%
             475      or more;
             476          (B) approve the petition and hold an election for town officers, as provided in
             477      Subsection (9); or


             478          (C) (I) with the consent of the petition sponsors:
             479          (Aa) impose conditions to mitigate the fiscal inequities identified in the financial
             480      feasibility study; or
             481          (Bb) alter the boundaries of the area proposed to be incorporated as a town to
             482      approximate the boundaries necessary to prevent the average annual amount of revenues
             483      described in Subsection (1)(b)(i) from exceeding the average annual amount of costs described
             484      in Subsection (1)(b)(ii); and
             485          (II) approve the incorporation petition and hold an election for town officers, as
             486      provided in Subsection (9).
             487          (ii) A county legislative body intending to deny a petition under Subsection
             488      (8)(c)(i)(A) shall deny the petition within 20 days after the feasibility consultant submits the
             489      written results of the financial feasibility study.
             490          (d) Each town that incorporates pursuant to a petition approved after the county
             491      legislative body imposes conditions under Subsection (8)(c)(i)(C)(I) shall comply with those
             492      conditions.
             493          (9) (a) The legislative body of the county in which the proposed new town is located
             494      shall hold the election for town officers provided for in Subsection (8) within:
             495          (i) 45 days after the petition is certified, for an election under Subsection (8)(b)(ii)(B);
             496          (ii) 45 days after the feasibility consultant submits the written results of the financial
             497      feasibility study, for an election under Subsection (8)(b)(ii)(A) or (8)(c)(i)(B); or
             498          (iii) 60 days after the feasibility consultant submits the written results of the financial
             499      feasibility study, for an election under Subsection (8)(c)(i)(C).
             500          (b) The officers elected at an election under Subsection (9)(a) shall take office:
             501          (i) at noon on the first Monday in January next following the election, if the election is
             502      held on a regular general or municipal general election date; or
             503          (ii) at noon on the first day of the month next following the effective date of the
             504      incorporation under Subsection (12), if the election of officers is held on any other date.
             505          (10) Each newly incorporated town shall operate under the five-member council form


             506      of government as defined in Section 10-3b-102 .
             507          (11) [(a) Within seven days after the canvass of the election of town officers under
             508      Subsection (9), the] The mayor-elect of the [new] future town shall [file at least three copies of
             509      the articles of incorporation of the new town]:
             510          (a) within 30 days after the canvass of the election of town officers under Subsection
             511      (9), file with the lieutenant governor[.]:
             512          [(b) The articles of incorporation shall meet the requirements of Subsection
             513      10-2-119 (2).]
             514          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             515      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             516          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             517          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of incorporation under
             518      Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             519          (i) if the town is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the recorder
             520      of that county the original:
             521          (A) notice of an impending boundary action;
             522          (B) certificate of incorporation; and
             523          (C) approved final local entity plat; or
             524          (ii) if the town is located within the boundaries of more than a single county, submit
             525      the original of the documents listed in Subsections (11)(b)(i)(A), (B), and (C) to one of those
             526      counties and a certified copy of those documents to each other county.
             527          (12) (a) A new town is incorporated:
             528          [(a)] (i) on December 31 of the year in which the lieutenant governor issues a
             529      certificate of [entity creation for the town] incorporation under Section 67-1a-6.5 , if the
             530      election of town officers under Subsection (9) is held on a regular general or municipal general
             531      election date; or
             532          [(b)] (ii) on the last day of the month during which the lieutenant governor issues a
             533      certificate of [entity creation for the town] incorporation under Section 67-1a-6.5 , if the


             534      election of town officers under Subsection (9) is held on any other date.
             535          (b) (i) The effective date of an incorporation for purposes of assessing property within
             536      the new town is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             537          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (11)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             538      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a newly incorporated town may not:
             539          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property within the town;
             540          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property within the town; or
             541          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the town.
             542          (13) For each petition filed before March 5, 2008:
             543          (a) the petition is subject to and governed by the law in effect at the time the petition
             544      was filed; and
             545          (b) the law in effect at the time the petition was filed governs in all administrative and
             546      judicial proceedings relating to the petition.
             547          Section 6. Section 10-2-302 is amended to read:
             548           10-2-302. Change of class of municipality.
             549          (1) Each municipality shall retain its classification under Section 10-2-301 until
             550      changed as provided in this section or Subsection 67-1a-2 (3).
             551          [(2) The lieutenant governor shall monitor the population figure for each municipality
             552      as shown on:]
             553          [(a) each official census or census estimate of the United States Bureau of the Census;
             554      or]
             555          [(b) if the population figure for a municipality is not available from the United States
             556      Bureau of the Census, the population estimate from the Utah Population Estimates
             557      Committee.]
             558          [(3) If the applicable population figure under Subsection (2) indicates that a
             559      municipality's population has increased beyond the limit for its current class, the lieutenant
             560      governor shall:]
             561          [(a) prepare a certificate indicating the class in which the municipality belongs based


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


             590      800 residents; and
             591          (B) the municipality has provided one or more municipal-type services to the area for
             592      at least one year.
             593          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection 10-2-402 (1)(b)(iii), a municipality may annex a
             594      portion of an island or peninsula under this section, leaving unincorporated the remainder of
             595      the unincorporated island or peninsula, if:
             596          (i) in adopting the resolution under Subsection (2)(a)(i), the municipal legislative body
             597      determines that not annexing the entire unincorporated island or peninsula is in the
             598      municipality's best interest; and
             599          (ii) for an annexation of one or more unincorporated islands under Subsection
             600      (1)(a)(ii), the entire island of unincorporated area, of which a portion is being annexed,
             601      complies with the requirement of Subsection (1)(a)(ii)(A) relating to the number of residents.
             602          (2) (a) The legislative body of each municipality intending to annex an area under this
             603      section shall:
             604          (i) adopt a resolution indicating the municipal legislative body's intent to annex the
             605      area, describing the area proposed to be annexed;
             606          (ii) (A) publish notice at least once a week for three successive weeks in a newspaper
             607      of general circulation within the municipality and the area proposed for annexation; or
             608          (B) if there is no newspaper of general circulation in the areas described in Subsection
             609      (2)(a)(ii)(A), post at least one notice per 1,000 population in places within those areas that are
             610      most likely to give notice to the residents of those areas;
             611          (iii) send written notice to the board of each local district and special service district
             612      whose boundaries contain some or all of the area proposed for annexation and to the
             613      legislative body of the county in which the area proposed for annexation is located; and
             614          (iv) hold a public hearing on the proposed annexation no earlier than 30 days after the
             615      adoption of the resolution under Subsection (2)(a)(i).
             616          (b) Each notice under Subsections (2)(a)(ii) and (iii) shall:
             617          (i) state that the municipal legislative body has adopted a resolution indicating its


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


             646      Subsection (3)(a) if the owners of at least 75% of the total private land area within the entire
             647      area proposed for annexation, representing at least 75% of the value of the private real
             648      property within the entire area proposed for annexation, have consented in writing to the
             649      annexation.
             650          (ii) Upon [adoption of] the effective date under Section 10-2-425 of an annexation
             651      approved by an ordinance adopted under Subsection (3)(b)(i), the area annexed shall be
             652      conclusively presumed to be validly annexed.
             653          (4) (a) If protests are timely filed that comply with Subsection (3), the municipal
             654      legislative body may not adopt an ordinance [annexing] approving the annexation of the area
             655      proposed for annexation, and the annexation proceedings under this section shall be
             656      considered terminated.
             657          (b) Subsection (4)(a) may not be construed to prohibit the municipal legislative body
             658      from excluding from a proposed annexation under Subsection (1)(a)(ii) the property within an
             659      unincorporated island regarding which protests have been filed and proceeding under
             660      Subsection (1)(b) to annex some or all of the remaining portion of the unincorporated island.
             661          Section 8. Section 10-2-419 is amended to read:
             662           10-2-419. Boundary adjustment -- Notice and hearing -- Protest.
             663          (1) The legislative bodies of two or more municipalities having common boundaries
             664      may adjust their common boundaries as provided in this section.
             665          (2) (a) The legislative body of each municipality intending to adjust a boundary that is
             666      common with another municipality shall:
             667          (i) adopt a resolution indicating the intent of the municipal legislative body to adjust a
             668      common boundary;
             669          (ii) hold a public hearing on the proposed adjustment no less than 60 days after the
             670      adoption of the resolution under Subsection (2)(a)(i); and
             671          (iii) (A) publish notice at least once a week for three successive weeks in a newspaper
             672      of general circulation within the municipality; or
             673          (B) if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the municipality, post at least


             674      one notice per 1,000 population in places within the municipality that are most likely to give
             675      notice to residents of the municipality.
             676          (b) The notice required under Subsection (2)(a)(iii) shall:
             677          (i) state that the municipal legislative body has adopted a resolution indicating the
             678      municipal legislative body's intent to adjust a boundary that the municipality has in common
             679      with another municipality;
             680          (ii) describe the area proposed to be adjusted;
             681          (iii) state the date, time, and place of the public hearing required under Subsection
             682      (2)(a)(ii);
             683          (iv) state in conspicuous and plain terms that the municipal legislative body will adjust
             684      the boundaries unless, at or before the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(ii), written
             685      protests to the adjustment are filed by the owners of private real property that:
             686          (A) is located within the area proposed for adjustment;
             687          (B) covers at least 25% of the total private land area within the area proposed for
             688      adjustment; and
             689          (C) is equal in value to at least 15% of the value of all private real property within the
             690      area proposed for adjustment; and
             691          (v) state that the area that is the subject of the boundary adjustment will, because of
             692      the boundary adjustment, be automatically annexed to a local district providing fire protection,
             693      paramedic, and emergency services, as provided in Section 17B-1-416 , if:
             694          (A) the municipality to which the area is being added because of the boundary
             695      adjustment is entirely within the boundaries of a local district:
             696          (I) that provides fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services; and
             697          (II) in the creation of which an election was not required because of Subsection
             698      17B-1-214 (3)(c); and
             699          (B) the municipality from which the area is being taken because of the boundary
             700      adjustment is not within the boundaries of the local district; and
             701          (vi) state that the area proposed for annexation to the municipality will be


             702      automatically withdrawn from a local district providing fire protection, paramedic, and
             703      emergency services, as provided in Subsection 17B-1-502 (2), if:
             704          (A) the municipality to which the area is being added because of the boundary
             705      adjustment is not within the boundaries of a local district:
             706          (I) that provides fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services; and
             707          (II) in the creation of which an election was not required because of Subsection
             708      17B-1-214 (3)(c); and
             709          (B) the municipality from which the area is being taken because of the boundary
             710      adjustment is entirely within the boundaries of the local district.
             711          (c) The first publication of the notice required under Subsection (2)(a)(iii)(A) shall be
             712      within 14 days of the municipal legislative body's adoption of a resolution under Subsection
             713      (2)(a)(i).
             714          (3) Upon conclusion of the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(ii), the municipal
             715      legislative body may adopt an ordinance [adjusting] approving the adjustment of the common
             716      boundary unless, at or before the hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(ii), written protests to the
             717      adjustment have been filed with the city recorder or town clerk, as the case may be, by the
             718      owners of private real property that:
             719          (a) is located within the area proposed for adjustment;
             720          (b) covers at least 25% of the total private land area within the area proposed for
             721      adjustment; and
             722          (c) is equal in value to at least 15% of the value of all private real property within the
             723      area proposed for adjustment.
             724          (4) The municipal legislative body shall comply with the requirements of Section
             725      10-2-425 as if the boundary [change] adjustment were an annexation.
             726          (5) (a) An ordinance adopted under Subsection (3) becomes effective when each
             727      municipality involved in the boundary adjustment has adopted an ordinance under Subsection
             728      (3) [and as determined under Subsection 10-2-425 (5) if the boundary change were an
             729      annexation].


             730          (b) The effective date of a boundary adjustment under this section is governed by
             731      Section 10-2-425 .
             732          Section 9. Section 10-2-425 is amended to read:
             733           10-2-425. Filing of notice and plat -- Recording and notice requirements --
             734      Effective date of annexation or boundary adjustment.
             735          [(1) Within 30 days after enacting an ordinance annexing an unincorporated area or
             736      adjusting a boundary under this part, the municipal legislative body shall:]
             737          [(a) send notice of the enactment to each affected entity;]
             738          [(b)] (1) The legislative body of each municipality that enacts an ordinance under this
             739      part approving the annexation of an unincorporated area or the adjustment of a boundary shall:
             740          (a) within 30 days after enacting the ordinance or, in the case of a boundary
             741      adjustment, within 30 days after each of the municipalities involved in the boundary
             742      adjustment has enacted an ordinance, file with the lieutenant governor:
             743          [(i) a certified copy of the ordinance approving the annexation or boundary
             744      adjustment, together with a plat or map prepared by a licensed surveyor, approved by the
             745      municipal legislative body, and filed with the county surveyor in accordance with Section
             746      17-23-17 , showing the new boundaries of the affected area; and]
             747          [(ii) (A) if the municipality has articles of incorporation, amended articles of
             748      incorporation reflecting the annexation or boundary adjustment, as provided in Section
             749      10-1-117 ; or]
             750          [(B) if the municipality does not have articles of incorporation, written notice of the
             751      adoption of an annexation ordinance, accompanied by a copy of the ordinance; and]
             752          (i) a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 , that
             753      meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             754          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             755          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of annexation or boundary
             756      adjustment, as the case may be, under Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             757          (i) (A) if the annexed area or area subject to the boundary adjustment is located within


             758      the boundary of a single county, submit to the recorder of that county:
             759          (I) the original:
             760          (Aa) notice of an impending boundary action;
             761          (Bb) certificate of annexation or boundary adjustment; and
             762          (Cc) approved final local entity plat; and
             763          (II) a certified copy of the ordinance approving the annexation or boundary
             764      adjustment; or
             765          (B) if the annexed area or area subject to the boundary adjustment is located within
             766      the boundaries of more than a single county:
             767          (I) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             768          (Aa) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (1)(b)(i)(A)(I)(Aa), (Bb), and
             769      (Cc); and
             770          (Bb) a certified copy of the ordinance approving the annexation or boundary
             771      adjustment; and
             772          (II) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             773          (Aa) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsections (1)(b)(i)(A)(I)(Aa), (Bb),
             774      and (Cc); and
             775          (Bb) a certified copy of the ordinance approving the annexation or boundary
             776      adjustment;
             777          (ii) send notice of the annexation or boundary adjustment to each affected entity; and
             778          [(c)] (iii) in accordance with Section 26-8a-414 , file [the documents described in
             779      Subsection (1)(b)(i)] with the Department of Health[.]:
             780          (A) a certified copy of the ordinance approving the annexation of an unincorporated
             781      area or the adjustment of a boundary; and
             782          (B) a copy of the approved final local entity plat.
             783          (2) If an annexation or boundary adjustment under this part also causes an automatic
             784      annexation to a local district under Section 17B-1-416 or an automatic withdrawal from a
             785      local district under Subsection 17B-1-502 (2), the municipal legislative body shall, as soon as


             786      practicable after [enacting an ordinance annexing an unincorporated area or adjusting a
             787      boundary] the lieutenant governor issues a certificate of annexation or boundary adjustment
             788      under Section 67-1a-6.5 , send notice of the annexation or boundary adjustment to the local
             789      district to which the annexed area is automatically annexed or from which the annexed area is
             790      automatically withdrawn.
             791          [(3) The municipal legislative body shall comply with the notice requirements of
             792      Section 10-1-116 .]
             793          [(4)] (3) Each notice required under [Subsections (1) and (3)] Subsection (1) relating
             794      to an annexation or boundary adjustment shall state the effective date of the annexation or
             795      boundary adjustment, as determined under Subsection [(5)] (4).
             796          [(5)] (4) An annexation or boundary adjustment under this part is completed and takes
             797      effect:
             798          (a) for the annexation of or boundary adjustment affecting an area located in a county
             799      of the first class, except for an annexation under Section 10-2-418 :
             800          (i) July 1 following [enactment of an ordinance annexing the unincorporated area] the
             801      lieutenant governor's issuance under Section 67-1a-6.5 of a certificate of annexation or
             802      boundary adjustment if:
             803          (A) the [ordinance is adopted] certificate is issued during the preceding November 1
             804      through April 30; and
             805          (B) the requirements of Subsection (1) are met before that July 1; or
             806          (ii) January 1 following [enactment of an ordinance annexing the unincorporated area]
             807      the lieutenant governor's issuance under Section 67-1a-6.5 of a certificate of annexation or
             808      boundary adjustment if:
             809          (A) the [ordinance is adopted] certificate is issued during the preceding May 1 through
             810      October 31; and
             811          (B) the requirements of Subsection (1) are met before that January 1; and
             812          (b) for all other annexations and boundary adjustments, the date of the lieutenant
             813      governor's issuance, under Section 67-1a-6.5 , of[:] a certificate of annexation or boundary


             814      adjustment.
             815          [(i) a certification of amended articles under Subsection 10-1-117 (3), for an
             816      annexation by a municipality that has articles of incorporation and filed with the lieutenant
             817      governor amended articles of incorporation under Subsection (1)(a)(iii)(A); or]
             818          [(ii) a certificate of annexation under Subsection (1)(b), for an annexation by a
             819      municipality that does not have articles of incorporation and filed with the lieutenant governor
             820      a notice of adoption of an annexation ordinance under Subsection (1)(a)(iii)(B).]
             821          (5) (a) As used in this Subsection (5):
             822          (i) "Affected area" means:
             823          (A) in the case of an annexation, the annexed area; and
             824          (B) in the case of a boundary adjustment, any area that, as a result of the boundary
             825      adjustment, is moved from within the boundary of one municipality to within the boundary of
             826      another municipality.
             827          (ii) "Annexing municipality" means:
             828          (A) in the case of an annexation, the municipality that annexes an unincorporated
             829      area; and
             830          (B) in the case of a boundary adjustment, a municipality whose boundary includes an
             831      affected area as a result of a boundary adjustment.
             832          (b) The effective date of an annexation or boundary adjustment for purposes of
             833      assessing property within an affected area is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             834          (c) Until the documents listed in Subsection (1)(b)(i) are recorded in the office of the
             835      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a municipality may not:
             836          (i) levy or collect a property tax on property within an affected area;
             837          (ii) levy or collect an assessment on property within an affected area; or
             838          (iii) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within an affected area,
             839      unless the municipality was charging and collecting the fee within that area immediately
             840      before annexation.
             841          Section 10. Section 10-2-507 is amended to read:


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


             870          (II) a certified copy of the ordinance approving the disconnection or the court order
             871      ordering disconnection; and
             872          (B) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             873          (I) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsections (2)(b)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III);
             874      and
             875          (II) a certified copy of the ordinance approving the disconnection or the court order
             876      ordering disconnection.
             877          [(b)] (3) The disconnection is effective upon the lieutenant governor's [certification of
             878      the] issuance of a certificate of disconnection [order] under Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             879          [(2) The municipality shall file amended articles of incorporation in the lieutenant
             880      governor's office, as provided in Section 10-1-117 , and the county recorder's office within 30
             881      days after, as the case may be:]
             882          [(a) adoption of an ordinance approving disconnection under Subsection
             883      10-2-502.5 (4)(b); or]
             884          [(b) entry of a court order under Section 10-2-502.7 ordering disconnection.]
             885          [(3) The amended articles of incorporation shall:]
             886          [(a) describe the postdisconnection geography of the municipality; and]
             887          [(b) specify the postdisconnection population of the municipality.]
             888          [(4) The lieutenant governor shall comply with the requirements of Subsection
             889      10-1-117 (3).]
             890          (4) (a) The effective date of a disconnection for purposes of assessing property within
             891      the disconnected territory is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             892          (b) Until the documents listed in Subsection (2)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             893      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a county in which the disconnected
             894      territory is located may not:
             895          (i) except as provided in Section 10-2-506 , levy or collect a property tax on property
             896      within the disconnected territory unless the county was levying and collecting the tax
             897      immediately before disconnection;


             898          (ii) levy or collect an assessment on property within the disconnected territory unless
             899      the county was levying and collecting the assessment immediately before disconnection; or
             900          (iii) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the disconnected
             901      territory unless the county was charging and collecting the fee immediately before
             902      disconnection.
             903          (5) Any cost incurred by the municipality in complying with this section may be
             904      charged against the disconnected territory.
             905          [(6) The legislative body of each municipality that has had territory disconnected
             906      shall comply with the notice requirements of Section 10-1-116 .]
             907          Section 11. Section 10-2-610 is amended to read:
             908           10-2-610. Canvass of election -- Notice of results -- Filing of notice and plat --
             909      Recording requirements.
             910          (1) The [commissioners of the] legislative body of each county [or counties] in which
             911      a proposed consolidating municipality is located shall canvass the results of the election or
             912      elections in the same manner as for general elections and shall certify the results of the election
             913      to the county clerk or clerks.
             914          (2) If a majority of the ballots cast at the election on consolidation in each
             915      municipality are for consolidation, the county clerk or clerks shall immediately, on receiving
             916      notice of the results of the canvass [being filed in the proper office] under Subsection (1), give
             917      notice of the result by publication in the same manner and for the same time as provided in
             918      Section 10-2-608 [and in the notice the county clerk or clerks shall indicate to which class the
             919      consolidated municipality belongs. A copy of the notice with proper proof of its original
             920      publication shall be filed with the papers, and a certified copy of all papers and record entries
             921      relating to the matter on file in the county clerk's office shall be filed in the office of the
             922      county recorder. The mayor of the consolidated municipality shall cause articles of
             923      consolidation to be filed in the office of the lieutenant governor which shall contain the same
             924      information as is required in Subsection 10-2-119 (2) together with a provision stating that the
             925      municipality is a consolidation of two or more municipalities and the names of the


             926      municipalities which comprise the new municipality].
             927          (3) The mayors of the municipalities to be consolidated shall:
             928          (a) within 30 days after the canvass of an election at which voters approve
             929      consolidation, file with the lieutenant governor:
             930          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             931      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             932          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             933          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of consolidation under
             934      Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             935          (i) if the consolidated municipality is located within the boundary of a single county,
             936      submit to the recorder of that county the original:
             937          (A) notice of an impending boundary action;
             938          (B) certificate of consolidation; and
             939          (C) approved final local entity plat; or
             940          (ii) if the consolidated municipality is located within the boundaries of more than a
             941      single county, submit the original of the documents listed in Subsections (3)(b)(i)(A), (B), and
             942      (C) to the recorder of one of those counties and a certified copy of those documents to the
             943      recorder of each other county.
             944          Section 12. Section 10-2-611 is amended to read:
             945           10-2-611. When consolidation effective -- Disincorporation of original
             946      municipalities -- Effective date for assessment purposes.
             947          (1) Upon the lieutenant governor's [certification of the articles] issuance of a
             948      certificate of consolidation under Section 67-1a-6.5 [, the incorporation of the new
             949      municipality shall be complete and]:
             950          (a) the consolidation is effective; and
             951          (b) the original municipalities involved in the consolidation [shall be considered to be]
             952      are disincorporated.
             953          [(2) The legislative body of the new municipality shall comply with the notice


             954      requirements of Section 10-1-116 .]
             955          (2) (a) The effective date of a consolidation of municipalities for purposes of assessing
             956      property within the consolidated municipality is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             957          (b) Until the documents listed in Subsection 10-2-610 (3)(b) are recorded in the office
             958      of the recorder of each county in which the property is located, a consolidated municipality
             959      may not:
             960          (i) levy or collect a property tax on property within the consolidated municipality;
             961          (ii) levy or collect an assessment on property within the consolidated municipality; or
             962          (iii) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the consolidated
             963      municipality.
             964          Section 13. Section 10-2-705 is amended to read:
             965           10-2-705. Judgment -- Determination of claims.
             966          The vote shall be taken and canvassed in the same manner as in other municipal
             967      elections, and return thereof made to the district court. If the district court finds that a
             968      majority of the votes cast favored dissolution, a judgment shall be entered [dissolving]
             969      approving the dissolution of the municipality and, upon dissolution, the corporate powers of
             970      such municipality shall cease, and the court shall cause notice to be given in a manner to be
             971      prescribed by it, requiring all claims against the municipality to be filed in the court within a
             972      time fixed in the notice, not exceeding six months, and all claims not so filed shall be forever
             973      barred. At the expiration of the time so fixed the court shall adjudicate claims so filed, which
             974      shall be treated as denied, and any citizen of the municipality at the time the vote was taken
             975      may appear and defend against any claim so filed, or the court may in its discretion appoint
             976      some person for that purpose.
             977          Section 14. Section 10-2-711 is amended to read:
             978           10-2-711. Dissolution by the county legislative body.
             979          (1) (a) A municipality having fewer than 50 residents may be dissolved on application
             980      to the district court by the county legislative body of the county where the municipality is
             981      located.


             982          (b) (i) The population figure under Subsection (1)(a) shall be derived from the most
             983      recent official census or census estimate of the United States Bureau of the Census.
             984          (ii) If the population figure is not available from the United States Bureau of the
             985      Census, the population figure shall be derived from the estimate from the Utah Population
             986      Estimates Committee.
             987          (2) Notice of the application shall be served on the municipality in the manner
             988      prescribed by law or by publication in the manner provided by law if the municipal authorities
             989      cannot be served.
             990          (3) The district court may enter an order approving the dissolution of the municipality
             991      [dissolved] on a finding that the existence of the municipality serves no valid municipal
             992      purpose, its existence is a sham, or on a clear and convincing showing that the best interests of
             993      the community would be served by the dissolution.
             994          (4) If the municipality is dissolved, the district court shall wind down the affairs and
             995      dissolve the municipality as quickly as possible in the same manner as is provided in Sections
             996      10-2-705 through 10-2-709 .
             997          Section 15. Section 10-2-712 is amended to read:
             998           10-2-712. Power of court -- Articles of dissolution -- Notice to lieutenant
             999      governor -- Recording requirements -- Effective date of dissolution.
             1000          (1) The district court may:
             1001          (a) enforce compliance with any order issued to give effect to this part by proceedings
             1002      for contempt; and
             1003          (b) appoint any person to assist it in carrying out the provisions of this part.
             1004          (2) (a) [The] Upon entering an order approving the dissolution of a municipality, the
             1005      district court shall file [articles of dissolution] with the lieutenant governor [on the dissolution
             1006      of the municipality.]:
             1007          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             1008      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             1009          (ii) a certified copy of the court order approving the dissolution.


             1010          (b) Upon the lieutenant governor's [certification of the articles] issuance of a
             1011      certificate of dissolution[,] under Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             1012          (i) the municipality is dissolved [under Section 67-1a-6.5 .]; and
             1013          (ii) the court shall:
             1014          (A) if the dissolved municipality was located within the boundary of a single county,
             1015      submit to the recorder of that county:
             1016          (I) a certified copy of the court order approving dissolution of the municipality; and
             1017          (II) the original certificate of dissolution; or
             1018          (B) if the dissolved municipality was located within the boundaries of more than a
             1019      single county:
             1020          (I) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             1021          (Aa) a certified copy of the court order approving dissolution of the municipality; and
             1022          (Bb) the original certificate of dissolution; and
             1023          (II) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             1024          (Aa) a certified copy of the court order approving dissolution of the municipality; and
             1025          (Bb) a certified copy of the certificate of dissolution.
             1026          (3) (a) The effective date of a dissolution of a municipality for purposes of assessing
             1027      property within the dissolved municipality is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             1028          (b) Until the documents listed in Subsection (2)(b)(ii) are recorded in the office of the
             1029      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a county in which a dissolved
             1030      municipality is located may not:
             1031          (i) levy or collect a property tax on property within the former boundary of the
             1032      dissolved municipality unless the county was levying and collecting the tax immediately
             1033      before dissolution;
             1034          (ii) levy or collect an assessment on property within the former boundary of the
             1035      dissolved municipality unless the county was levying and collecting the assessment
             1036      immediately before dissolution; or
             1037          (iii) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the former boundary


             1038      of the dissolved municipality unless the county was levying and collecting the fee immediately
             1039      before dissolution.
             1040          Section 16. Section 10-6-111 is amended to read:
             1041           10-6-111. Tentative budget to be prepared -- Contents -- Estimate of
             1042      expenditures -- Budget message -- Review by governing body.
             1043          (1) (a) On or before the first regularly scheduled meeting of the governing body in the
             1044      last May of the current period, the budget officer shall prepare for the ensuing fiscal period, on
             1045      forms provided by the state auditor, and file with the governing body, a tentative budget for
             1046      each fund for which a budget is required.
             1047          (b) The tentative budget of each fund shall set forth in tabular form [the following]:
             1048          [(a) Actual] (i) the actual revenues and expenditures in the last completed fiscal
             1049      period[.];
             1050          [(b) Budget] (ii) the budget estimates for the current fiscal period[.];
             1051          [(c) Actual] (iii) the actual revenues and expenditures for a period of 6 to 21 months,
             1052      as appropriate, of the current fiscal period[.];
             1053          [(d) Estimated] (iv) the estimated total revenues and expenditures for the current
             1054      fiscal period[.];
             1055          [(e) The] (v) the budget officer's estimates of revenues and expenditures for the
             1056      budget period, computed [in the following manner:] as provided in Subsection (1)(c); and
             1057          [(i) The budget officer shall estimate, on the basis of demonstrated need, the
             1058      expenditures for the budget period after a review of the budget requests and estimates of the
             1059      department heads. Each department head shall be heard by the budget officer prior to making
             1060      of the final estimates, but the officer may revise any department's estimate as the officer
             1061      considers advisable for the purpose of presenting the budget to the governing body.]
             1062          [(ii) The budget officer shall estimate the amount of revenue available to serve the
             1063      needs of each fund, estimate the portion to be derived from all sources other than general
             1064      property taxes, and estimate the portion that must be derived from general property taxes.
             1065      From the latter estimate the officer shall compute and disclose in the budget the lowest rate of


             1066      property tax levy that will raise the required amount of revenue, calculating the levy upon the
             1067      latest taxable value.]
             1068          [(f) If] (vi) if the governing body elects, the actual performance experience to the
             1069      extent established by Section 10-6-154 and available in work units, unit costs, man hours, or
             1070      man years for each budgeted fund on an actual basis for the last completed fiscal period, and
             1071      estimated for the current fiscal period and for the ensuing budget period.
             1072          (c) (i) In making estimates of revenues and expenditures under Subsection (1)(b)(v),
             1073      the budget officer shall estimate:
             1074          (A) on the basis of demonstrated need, the expenditures for the budget period, after:
             1075          (I) hearing each department head; and
             1076          (II) reviewing the budget requests and estimates of the department heads; and
             1077          (B) (I) the amount of revenue available to serve the needs of each fund;
             1078          (II) the portion of revenue to be derived from all sources other than general property
             1079      taxes; and
             1080          (III) the portion of revenue that must be derived from general property taxes.
             1081          (ii) The budget officer may revise any department's estimate under Subsection
             1082      (1)(c)(i)(A)(II) that the officer considers advisable for the purpose of presenting the budget to
             1083      the governing body.
             1084          (iii) From the estimate made under Subsection (1)(c)(i)(B)(III), the budget officer shall
             1085      compute and disclose in the budget the lowest rate of property tax levy that will raise the
             1086      required amount of revenue, calculating the levy upon the latest taxable value.
             1087          (2) (a) Each tentative budget, when filed by the budget officer with the governing
             1088      body, shall contain the estimates of expenditures submitted by department heads, together with
             1089      specific work programs and such other supporting data as this chapter requires or the
             1090      governing body may request. Each city of the first or second class shall, and a city of the third,
             1091      fourth, or fifth class may, submit a supplementary estimate of all capital projects which each
             1092      department head believes should be undertaken within the next three succeeding years.
             1093          (b) Each tentative budget submitted by the budget officer to the governing body shall


             1094      be accompanied by a budget message, which shall explain the budget, contain an outline of
             1095      the proposed financial policies of the city for the budget period, and shall describe the
             1096      important features of the budgetary plan. It shall set forth the reasons for salient changes from
             1097      the previous fiscal period in appropriation and revenue items and shall explain any major
             1098      changes in financial policy.
             1099          (3) Each tentative budget shall be reviewed, considered, and tentatively adopted by the
             1100      governing body in any regular meeting or special meeting called for the purpose and may be
             1101      amended or revised in such manner as is considered advisable prior to public hearings, except
             1102      that no appropriation required for debt retirement and interest or reduction of any existing
             1103      deficits pursuant to Section 10-6-117 , or otherwise required by law or ordinance, may be
             1104      reduced below the minimums so required.
             1105          (4) (a) If the municipality is acting pursuant to Section 10-2-120 , the tentative budget
             1106      shall:
             1107          (i) be submitted to the governing body-elect as soon as practicable [after the filing of
             1108      the notice under Section 10-2-120 indicating the proposed date for filing the articles of
             1109      incorporation]; and
             1110          (ii) cover each fund for which a budget is required from the date of incorporation to
             1111      the end of the fiscal year.
             1112          (b) The governing body shall substantially comply with all other provisions of this
             1113      [act] chapter, and the budget shall be passed upon incorporation.
             1114          Section 17. Section 11-13-203 is amended to read:
             1115           11-13-203. Interlocal entities -- Agreement to approve the creation of an
             1116      interlocal entity -- Utah interlocal entity may become electric interlocal entity or energy
             1117      services interlocal entity.
             1118          (1) An interlocal entity is:
             1119          (a) separate from the public agencies that create it;
             1120          (b) a body politic and corporate; and
             1121          (c) a political subdivision of the state.


             1122          (2) Any two or more Utah public agencies may enter into an agreement to [create]
             1123      approve the creation of a Utah interlocal entity to accomplish the purpose of their joint or
             1124      cooperative action, including undertaking and financing a facility or improvement to provide
             1125      the service contemplated by that agreement.
             1126          (3) (a) A Utah public agency and one or more public agencies may enter into an
             1127      agreement to [create] approve the creation of an electric interlocal entity to accomplish the
             1128      purpose of their joint or cooperative action if that purpose is to participate in the undertaking
             1129      or financing of:
             1130          (i) facilities to provide additional project capacity;
             1131          (ii) common facilities under Title 54, Chapter 9, Electric Power Facilities Act; or
             1132          (iii) electric generation or transmission facilities.
             1133          (b) By agreement with one or more public agencies that are not parties to the
             1134      agreement creating it, a Utah interlocal entity may be reorganized as an electric interlocal
             1135      entity if:
             1136          (i) the public agencies that are parties to the agreement creating the Utah interlocal
             1137      entity authorize, in the same manner required to amend the agreement creating the Utah
             1138      interlocal entity, the Utah interlocal entity to be reorganized as an electric interlocal entity; and
             1139          (ii) the purpose of the joint or cooperative action to be accomplished by the electric
             1140      interlocal entity meets the requirements of Subsection (3)(a).
             1141          (4) (a) Two or more Utah public agencies may enter into an agreement with one
             1142      another or with one or more public agencies to [create] approve the creation of an energy
             1143      services interlocal entity to accomplish the purposes of their joint and cooperative action with
             1144      respect to facilities, services, and improvements necessary or desirable with respect to the
             1145      acquisition, generation, transmission, management, and distribution of electric energy for the
             1146      use and benefit of the public agencies that enter into the agreement.
             1147          (b) (i) A Utah interlocal entity that was created to facilitate the transmission or supply
             1148      of electric power may, by resolution adopted by its governing body, elect to become an energy
             1149      services interlocal entity.


             1150          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (4)(b)(i), a Utah interlocal entity that is also a project
             1151      entity may not elect to become an energy services interlocal entity.
             1152          (iii) An election under Subsection (4)(b)(i) does not alter, limit, or affect the validity
             1153      or enforceability of a previously executed contract, agreement, bond, or other obligation of the
             1154      Utah interlocal entity making the election.
             1155          Section 18. Section 11-13-204 is amended to read:
             1156           11-13-204. Powers and duties of interlocal entities -- Additional powers of
             1157      energy services interlocal entities -- Length of term of agreement and interlocal entity --
             1158      Notice to lieutenant governor -- Recording requirements.
             1159          (1) (a) An interlocal entity:
             1160          (i) may:
             1161          (A) adopt, amend, and repeal rules, bylaws, policies, and procedures for the regulation
             1162      of its affairs and the conduct of its business;
             1163          (B) sue and be sued;
             1164          (C) have an official seal and alter that seal at will;
             1165          (D) make and execute contracts and other instruments necessary or convenient for the
             1166      performance of its duties and the exercise of its powers and functions;
             1167          (E) acquire real or personal property, or an undivided, fractional, or other interest in
             1168      real or personal property, necessary or convenient for the purposes contemplated in the
             1169      agreement creating the interlocal entity and sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of that property;
             1170          (F) directly or by contract with another:
             1171          (I) own and acquire facilities and improvements or an undivided, fractional, or other
             1172      interest in facilities and improvements;
             1173          (II) construct, operate, maintain, and repair facilities and improvements; and
             1174          (III) provide the services contemplated in the agreement creating the interlocal entity;
             1175          (G) borrow money, incur indebtedness, and issue revenue bonds, notes, or other
             1176      obligations and secure their payment by an assignment, pledge, or other conveyance of all or
             1177      any part of the revenues and receipts from the facilities, improvements, or services that the


             1178      interlocal entity provides;
             1179          (H) offer, issue, and sell warrants, options, or other rights related to the bonds, notes,
             1180      or other obligations issued by the interlocal entity; and
             1181          (I) sell or contract for the sale of the services, output, product, or other benefits
             1182      provided by the interlocal entity to:
             1183          (I) public agencies inside or outside the state; and
             1184          (II) with respect to any excess services, output, product, or benefits, any person on
             1185      terms that the interlocal entity considers to be in the best interest of the public agencies that
             1186      are parties to the agreement creating the interlocal entity; and
             1187          (ii) may not levy, assess, or collect ad valorem property taxes.
             1188          (b) An assignment, pledge, or other conveyance under Subsection (1)(a)(i)(G) may, to
             1189      the extent provided by the documents under which the assignment, pledge, or other
             1190      conveyance is made, rank prior in right to any other obligation except taxes or payments in
             1191      lieu of taxes payable to the state or its political subdivisions.
             1192          (2) An energy services interlocal entity:
             1193          (a) except with respect to any ownership interest it has in facilities providing
             1194      additional project capacity, is not subject to:
             1195          (i) Part 3, Project Entity Provisions; or
             1196          (ii) Title 59, Chapter 8, Gross Receipts Tax on Certain Corporations Not Required to
             1197      Pay Corporate Franchise or Income Tax Act; and
             1198          (b) may:
             1199          (i) own, acquire, and, by itself or by contract with another, construct, operate, and
             1200      maintain a facility or improvement for the generation, transmission, and transportation of
             1201      electric energy or related fuel supplies;
             1202          (ii) enter into a contract to obtain a supply of electric power and energy and ancillary
             1203      services, transmission, and transportation services, and supplies of natural gas and fuels
             1204      necessary for the operation of generation facilities;
             1205          (iii) enter into a contract with public agencies, investor-owned or cooperative utilities,


             1206      and others, whether located in or out of the state, for the sale of wholesale services provided by
             1207      the energy services interlocal entity; and
             1208          (iv) adopt and implement risk management policies and strategies and enter into
             1209      transactions and agreements to manage the risks associated with the purchase and sale of
             1210      energy, including forward purchase and sale contracts, hedging, tolling and swap agreements,
             1211      and other instruments.
             1212          (3) Notwithstanding Section 11-13-216 , an agreement creating an interlocal entity or
             1213      an amendment to that agreement may provide that the agreement may continue and the
             1214      interlocal entity may remain in existence until the latest to occur of:
             1215          (a) 50 years after the date of the agreement or amendment;
             1216          (b) five years after the interlocal entity has fully paid or otherwise discharged all of its
             1217      indebtedness;
             1218          (c) five years after the interlocal entity has abandoned, decommissioned, or conveyed
             1219      or transferred all of its interest in its facilities and improvements; or
             1220          (d) five years after the facilities and improvements of the interlocal entity are no longer
             1221      useful in providing the service, output, product, or other benefit of the facilities and
             1222      improvements, as determined under the agreement governing the sale of the service, output,
             1223      product, or other benefit.
             1224          (4) (a) The governing body of each party to the agreement to [create] approve the
             1225      creation of an interlocal entity, including an electric interlocal entity and an energy services
             1226      interlocal entity, under Section 11-13-203 shall[,]:
             1227          (i) within 30 days [of] after the date of the agreement, jointly file [a written notice of
             1228      the agreement] with the lieutenant governor[.]:
             1229          [(b) Each written notice required under Subsection (4)(a) shall:]
             1230          [(i) be accompanied by:]
             1231          [(A) a copy of the agreement to create the interlocal entity; and]
             1232          (A) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             1233      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and


             1234          (B) if less than all of the territory of any Utah public agency that is a party to the
             1235      agreement is included within the interlocal entity, a copy of an approved final local entity plat
             1236      [that delineates a metes and bounds description of the area affected or a map of the area
             1237      affected; and], as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             1238          [(ii) contain a certification by the governing body that all necessary legal requirements
             1239      relating to the creation have been completed.]
             1240          (ii) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of creation under Section
             1241      67-1a-6.5 :
             1242          (A) if the interlocal entity is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to
             1243      the recorder of that county:
             1244          (I) the original:
             1245          (Aa) notice of an impending boundary action;
             1246          (Bb) certificate of creation; and
             1247          (Cc) approved final local entity plat, if an approved final local entity plat was required
             1248      to be filed with the lieutenant governor under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(B); and
             1249          (II) a certified copy of the agreement approving the creation of the interlocal entity; or
             1250          (B) if the interlocal entity is located within the boundaries of more than a single
             1251      county:
             1252          (I) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             1253          (Aa) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (4)(a)(ii)(A)(I)(Aa), (Bb), and
             1254      (Cc); and
             1255          (Bb) a certified copy of the agreement approving the creation of the interlocal entity;
             1256      and
             1257          (II) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             1258          (Aa) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsections (4)(a)(ii)(A)(I)(Aa), (Bb),
             1259      and (Cc); and
             1260          (Bb) a certified copy of the agreement approving the creation of the interlocal entity.
             1261          [(5)] (b) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of creation under


             1262      Section 67-1a-6.5 , the interlocal entity is created.
             1263          (c) Until the documents listed in Subsection (4)(a)(ii) are recorded in the office of the
             1264      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a newly created interlocal entity may
             1265      not charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the interlocal entity.
             1266          [(6)] (5) Nothing in this section may be construed as expanding the rights of any
             1267      municipality or interlocal entity to sell or provide retail service.
             1268          Section 19. Section 11-13-205 is amended to read:
             1269           11-13-205. Agreement by public agencies to approve the creation of a new entity
             1270      to own sewage and wastewater facilities -- Powers and duties of new entities --
             1271      Validation of previously created entities -- Notice to lieutenant governor -- Recording
             1272      requirements.
             1273          (1) It is declared that the policy of the state is to assure the health, safety, and welfare
             1274      of its citizens, that adequate sewage and wastewater treatment plants and facilities are essential
             1275      to the well-being of the citizens of the state and that the acquisition of adequate sewage and
             1276      wastewater treatment plants and facilities on a regional basis in accordance with federal law
             1277      and state and federal water quality standards and effluent standards in order to provide
             1278      services to public agencies is a matter of statewide concern and is in the public interest. It is
             1279      found and declared that there is a statewide need to provide for regional sewage and
             1280      wastewater treatment plants and facilities, and as a matter of express legislative determination
             1281      it is declared that the compelling need of the state for construction of regional sewage and
             1282      wastewater treatment plants and facilities requires the creation of entities under the Interlocal
             1283      Cooperation Act to own, construct, operate, and finance sewage and wastewater treatment
             1284      plants and facilities; and it is the purpose of this law to provide for the accomplishment thereof
             1285      in the manner provided in this section.
             1286          (2) Any two or more public agencies of the state may also agree to [create] approve the
             1287      creation of a separate legal or administrative entity to accomplish and undertake the purpose of
             1288      owning, acquiring, constructing, financing, operating, maintaining, and repairing regional
             1289      sewage and wastewater treatment plants and facilities.


             1290          (3) A separate legal or administrative entity created [in the manner provided herein]
             1291      under this section is considered to be a political subdivision and body politic and corporate of
             1292      the state with power to carry out and effectuate its corporate powers, including[, but not
             1293      limited to,] the power:
             1294          (a) to adopt, amend, and repeal rules, bylaws, and regulations, policies, and procedures
             1295      for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business, to sue and be sued in its own
             1296      name, to have an official seal and power to alter that seal at will, and to make and execute
             1297      contracts and all other instruments necessary or convenient for the performance of its duties
             1298      and the exercise of its powers and functions under the Interlocal Cooperation Act;
             1299          (b) to own, acquire, construct, operate, maintain, repair, or cause to be constructed,
             1300      operated, maintained, and repaired one or more regional sewage and wastewater treatment
             1301      plants and facilities, all as shall be set forth in the agreement providing for its creation;
             1302          (c) to borrow money, incur indebtedness and issue revenue bonds, notes or other
             1303      obligations payable solely from the revenues and receipts derived from all or a portion of the
             1304      regional sewage and wastewater treatment plants and facilities which it owns, operates, and
             1305      maintains, such bonds, notes, or other obligations to be issued and sold in compliance with the
             1306      provisions of Title 11, Chapter 14, Local Government Bonding Act;
             1307          (d) to enter into agreements with public agencies and other parties and entities to
             1308      provide sewage and wastewater treatment services on such terms and conditions as it considers
             1309      to be in the best interests of its participants; and
             1310          (e) to acquire by purchase or by exercise of the power of eminent domain, any real or
             1311      personal property in connection with the acquisition and construction of any sewage and
             1312      wastewater treatment plant and all related facilities and rights-of-way which it owns, operates,
             1313      and maintains.
             1314          (4) The provisions of Part 3, Project Entity Provisions, do not apply to a legal or
             1315      administrative entity created for regional sewage and wastewater treatment purposes under this
             1316      section.
             1317          (5) All proceedings previously had in connection with the creation of any legal or


             1318      administrative entity pursuant to this chapter, and all proceedings previously had by any such
             1319      entity for the authorization and issuance of bonds of the entity are validated, ratified, and
             1320      confirmed; and these entities are declared to be validly created interlocal cooperation entities
             1321      under this chapter. These bonds, whether previously or subsequently issued pursuant to these
             1322      proceedings, are validated, ratified, and confirmed and declared to constitute, if previously
             1323      issued, or when issued, the valid and legally binding obligations of the entity in accordance
             1324      with their terms. Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect or validate any bonds, or
             1325      the organization of any entity, the legality of which is being contested at the time this act takes
             1326      effect.
             1327          (6) (a) The governing body of each party to the agreement to [create] approve the
             1328      creation of an entity under this section shall[,]:
             1329          (i) within 30 days [of] after the date of the agreement, jointly file [a written notice of
             1330      the agreement] with the lieutenant governor[.]:
             1331          [(b) Each written notice required under Subsection (6)(a) shall:]
             1332          [(i) be accompanied by:]
             1333          [(A) a copy of the agreement to create the entity; and]
             1334          [(B) a map or plat that delineates a metes and bounds description of the area affected;
             1335      and]
             1336          [(ii) contain a certification by the governing body that all necessary legal requirements
             1337      relating to the creation have been completed.]
             1338          (A) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             1339      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             1340          (B) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             1341          (ii) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of creation under Section
             1342      67-1a-6.5 :
             1343          (A) if the entity is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the
             1344      recorder of that county:
             1345          (I) the original:


             1346          (Aa) notice of an impending boundary action;
             1347          (Bb) certificate of creation; and
             1348          (Cc) approved final local entity plat; and
             1349          (II) a certified copy of the agreement approving the creation of the entity; or
             1350          (B) if the entity is located within the boundaries of more than a single county:
             1351          (I) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             1352          (Aa) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (6)(a)(ii)(A)(I)(Aa), (Bb), and
             1353      (Cc); and
             1354          (Bb) a certified copy of the agreement approving the creation of the entity; and
             1355          (II) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             1356          (Aa) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsections (6)(a)(ii)(A)(I)(Aa), (Bb),
             1357      and (Cc); and
             1358          (Bb) a certified copy of the agreement approving the creation of the entity.
             1359          [(7)] (b) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of entity creation
             1360      under Section 67-1a-6.5 , the entity is created.
             1361          (c) Until the documents listed in Subsection (6)(a)(ii) are recorded in the office of the
             1362      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a newly created entity under this
             1363      section may not charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the entity.
             1364          Section 20. Section 17-2-101 is enacted to read:
             1365     
CHAPTER 2. COUNTY CONSOLIDATIONS AND ANNEXATIONS

             1366     
Part 1. Consolidation of Counties

             1367          17-2-101. Title.
             1368          (1) This chapter is known as "County Consolidations and Annexations."
             1369          (2) This part is known as "Consolidation of Counties."
             1370          Section 21. Section 17-2-102 is enacted to read:
             1371          17-2-102. Definitions.
             1372          As used in this part:
             1373          (1) "Consolidating county" means the county to which another county is joined or is


             1374      proposed to be joined by consolidation under this part.
             1375          (2) "Originating county" means the county that is joined or proposed to be joined to
             1376      another county by consolidation under this part.
             1377          Section 22. Section 17-2-103 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-1 is
             1378      renumbered and amended to read:
             1379           [17-2-1].     17-2-103. Consolidation of counties -- Petition -- Election -- Ballot.
             1380          [Whenever] (1) If a majority of the legal voters of any county desire to have the
             1381      [territory included within the boundaries of such] county [annexed to] joined to and
             1382      consolidated with an adjoining county, they may petition the county legislative body of the
             1383      county in which they reside[, which is hereafter referred to as the county to be annexed, as
             1384      well as] and the county legislative body of the adjoining county [to which they desire to be
             1385      annexed, which shall hereafter be referred to as the annexing county. Such petition must].
             1386          (2) Each petition under Subsection (1) shall be presented before the first Monday in
             1387      June of any year[, and, if].
             1388          (3) (a) If a petition under Subsection (1) is presented in a year during which a regular
             1389      general election is held, the county legislative body [must cause said] of the originating county
             1390      and the county legislative body of the consolidating county shall cause the proposition to be
             1391      submitted to the legal voters of [each of said counties] their respective counties at the
             1392      [ensuing] next regular general election[. If the petition].
             1393          (b) If a petition under Subsection (1) is presented during a year in which there is no
             1394      regular general election, the county legislative body [must] of the originating county and the
             1395      county legislative body of the consolidating county shall:
             1396          (i) call a special election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in
             1397      November following the presentation of [such] the petition[,]; and [must]
             1398          (ii) cause the proposition to be submitted to the legal voters of the respective counties
             1399      on that day.
             1400          (c) Except as otherwise provided[, such election] in this part, an election under this
             1401      Subsection (3) shall be held, the results canvassed, and returns made under the provisions of


             1402      the general election laws of the state.
             1403          (d) The ballot to be used at an election under this Subsection (3) shall be:
             1404          For [annexing] combining ____ county [to] with ____ county.
             1405          Against [annexing] combining ____ county [to] with ____ county.
             1406          Section 23. Section 17-2-104 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-3 is
             1407      renumbered and amended to read:
             1408           [17-2-3].     17-2-104. Certification of election result to governor.
             1409           [The certified abstract of such returns must be filed in the office of the lieutenant
             1410      governor, and, if]
             1411          If it appears [therefrom] from the certified report that the lieutenant governor receives
             1412      under Section 20A-4-304 that a majority of the voters in each of the counties have voted in
             1413      favor of [such annexation] consolidation, the lieutenant governor [must] shall certify the result
             1414      of [such] the vote to the governor.
             1415          Section 24. Section 17-2-105 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-4 is
             1416      renumbered and amended to read:
             1417           [17-2-4].     17-2-105. Governor's proclamation -- Notice and plat to lieutenant
             1418      governor -- Recording requirements -- Effective date.
             1419          (1) Upon receipt of the election result from the lieutenant governor under Section
             1420      [ 17-2-3 ] 17-2-104 , the governor shall issue a proclamation, stating the result of the vote in
             1421      each of the counties, and that the [annexation] consolidation of the one county [to] with the
             1422      other will take effect as provided in Subsection (3).
             1423          (2) [(a) Within 30 days after the issuance of the governor's proclamation under
             1424      Subsection (1), the] The legislative body of the [annexing] consolidating county shall:
             1425          (a) within 30 days after the issuance of the governor's proclamation under Subsection
             1426      (1), send [a notice] to the lieutenant governor[.]:
             1427          [(b) Each notice under Subsection (2)(a) shall include:]
             1428          [(i) a copy of the governor's proclamation;]
             1429          [(ii) a certification that all necessary legal requirements relating to the annexation have


             1430      been completed; and]
             1431          [(iii) a map or plat that delineates an accurate metes and bounds description of the
             1432      annexing county following annexation.]
             1433          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             1434      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             1435          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             1436          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of consolidation under
             1437      Section 67-1a-6.5 , submit to the recorder of the consolidating county:
             1438          (i) the original notice of an impending boundary action;
             1439          (ii) the original certificate of consolidation;
             1440          (iii) the original approved final local entity plat; and
             1441          (iv) a certified copy of the governor's proclamation under Subsection (1).
             1442          (3) [An annexation] (a) A consolidation of counties approved at an election under
             1443      Section [ 17-2-1 ] 17-2-103 takes effect on January 1 of the year immediately following the
             1444      lieutenant governor's issuance of [the: (a) governor's proclamation; and (b)] a certificate of
             1445      consolidation [by the lieutenant governor] under Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             1446          (b) (i) The effective date of a consolidation of counties for purposes of assessing
             1447      property within the consolidating county is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             1448          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (2)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             1449      recorder of the county in which the property is located, a consolidating county may not:
             1450          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property in the consolidating county that used to
             1451      be in the originating county;
             1452          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property in the consolidating county that used to
             1453      be in the originating county; or
             1454          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the consolidating
             1455      county that used to be in the originating county.
             1456          Section 25. Section 17-2-106 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-5 is
             1457      renumbered and amended to read:


             1458           [17-2-5].     17-2-106. Effect of consolidation.
             1459          [Whenever a majority of the legal voters of each of the counties to which the
             1460      proposition is submitted vote in favor of annexing one county to another in the manner
             1461      provided in this chapter such annexation shall be made under the following conditions:]
             1462          [(1) Such annexation shall be complete and take effect on the first Monday of January
             1463      following the day of the election at which such proposition was submitted.]
             1464          [(2)] (1) All territory [theretofore] included within the boundaries of the originating
             1465      county [annexed shall become] becomes, upon consolidation, the territory of the [annexing]
             1466      consolidating county.
             1467          [(3)] (2) The precincts and school districts existing in the originating county [annexed
             1468      shall] continue and become precincts and school districts in the [annexing] consolidating
             1469      county and [shall] remain as then organized until changed in the manner provided by law, and
             1470      the officers of [such] those precincts and school districts [shall] hold their respective offices
             1471      until the expiration of the applicable terms [thereof].
             1472          [(4) All] (3) The ownership of all property, both real and personal, held and owned by
             1473      the originating county [annexed shall be] at the time of consolidation is vested in the
             1474      [annexing] consolidating county.
             1475          [(5)] (4) The terms of all county officers in the originating county [annexed shall]
             1476      terminate and cease on the day the [annexation] consolidation takes effect, and [it is made the
             1477      duty of such] those officers [to] shall immediately deliver to the corresponding officers of the
             1478      [annexing] consolidating county all books, records, and papers of the [annexed] originating
             1479      county.
             1480          [(6)] (5) Any person who is confined under lawful commitment in the county jail of
             1481      the originating county [annexed], or otherwise lawfully held to answer for alleged violation of
             1482      any of the criminal laws of this state, shall be immediately delivered to the sheriff of the
             1483      [annexing] consolidating county, and such person shall be confined in its county jail for the
             1484      unexpired term of the sentence or held as specified in the commitment.
             1485          [(7)] (6) (a) All criminal proceedings pending in the originating county [annexed]


             1486      shall be prosecuted to judgment and execution in the [annexing] consolidating county[; all].
             1487          (b) All offenses [theretofore] committed in the originating county [annexed which
             1488      shall not have] before consolidation that have not been prosecuted shall be prosecuted in the
             1489      [annexing] consolidating county.
             1490          [(8)] (7) All actions, proceedings, and matters pending in the district court of the
             1491      originating county [annexed] may be proceeded with in the district court of the [annexing]
             1492      consolidating county.
             1493          [(9)] (8) All indebtedness of the originating county [annexed shall be] are transferred
             1494      to and become the indebtedness of the [annexing] consolidating county with the same effect as
             1495      if it had been incurred by [such] the consolidating county.
             1496          Section 26. Section 17-2-201 is enacted to read:
             1497     
Part 2. County Annexation

             1498          17-2-201. Title.
             1499          This part is known as "County Annexation."
             1500          Section 27. Section 17-2-202 is enacted to read:
             1501          17-2-202. Definitions.
             1502          As used in this part:
             1503          (1) "Annexing county" means the county to which a portion of an adjoining county is
             1504      annexed or proposed to be annexed as provided in this part.
             1505          (2) "Initiating county" means the county, from which a portion is annexed or proposed
             1506      to be annexed to an adjoining county.
             1507          Section 28. Section 17-2-203 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-6 is
             1508      renumbered and amended to read:
             1509           [17-2-6].     17-2-203. Annexation of portion of county to adjoining county --
             1510      Petition -- Election -- Ballot.
             1511          (1) (a) Except as provided in Section [ 17-2-13 , whenever] 17-2-209 , if a majority of
             1512      the legal voters of any portion of any county, in number equal to a majority of the votes cast at
             1513      the preceding general election within that portion of the county, desire to have the territory


             1514      within which they reside included within the boundaries of an adjoining county, they may
             1515      petition the county legislative body of the county in which they reside[, which is hereafter
             1516      referred to as the county from which territory is to be taken, as well as] and the county
             1517      legislative body of the adjoining county [to which they desire to be annexed, which is referred
             1518      to as the annexing county].
             1519          (b) [Such] Each petition [must] under Subsection (1)(a) shall be presented before the
             1520      first Monday in June of a year during which a general election is held[, and the county].
             1521          (c) If a petition is presented under Subsection (1)(a), at the ensuing regular general
             1522      election:
             1523          (i) the legislative body [must] of the initiating county shall cause [such] the
             1524      proposition to be submitted to the legal voters residing in the initiating county [from which
             1525      territory is to be taken as well as]; and
             1526          (ii) the legislative body of the annexing county shall cause the proposition to be
             1527      submitted to the legal voters of the annexing county [at the ensuing general election].
             1528          (2) (a) Except as otherwise provided, the election provided in Subsection (1) shall be
             1529      held, the results canvassed, and returns made under the provisions of the general election laws
             1530      of the state.
             1531          (b) The ballot to be used shall be:
             1532          For annexing a portion of ____ county to ____ county.
             1533          Against annexing a portion of ____ county to ____ county.
             1534          Section 29. Section 17-2-204 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-8 is
             1535      renumbered and amended to read:
             1536           [17-2-8].     17-2-204. Certification of election result to governor.
             1537          [(1) The certified abstract under Section 17-2-7 shall be filed in the office of the
             1538      lieutenant governor.]
             1539          [(2)] In an election held under Subsection [ 17-2-6 (1)] 17-2-203 (1), if it appears from
             1540      the certified [abstracts] report that the lieutenant governor receives under Section 20A-4-304
             1541      that a majority [in each county] of those voting in each county have voted in favor of [such]


             1542      the annexation, the lieutenant governor shall certify the result of [such] the vote to the
             1543      governor.
             1544          Section 30. Section 17-2-205 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-9 is
             1545      renumbered and amended to read:
             1546           [17-2-9].     17-2-205. Governor's proclamation -- Notice to lieutenant governor
             1547      -- Recording requirements -- Effective date.
             1548          (1) Upon receipt of the lieutenant governor's certification under Section [ 17-2-8 ]
             1549      17-2-204 , the governor shall issue a proclamation, stating the result of the vote in each county,
             1550      and that the annexation of the territory to the annexing county will take effect as provided in
             1551      Subsection (3).
             1552          (2) [(a) Within 30 days after the issuance of the governor's proclamation under
             1553      Subsection (1), the] The legislative body of the annexing county shall:
             1554          (a) within 30 days after the issuance of the governor's proclamation under Subsection
             1555      (1), send [a notice] to the lieutenant governor[.]:
             1556          [(b) Each notice under Subsection (2)(a) shall include:]
             1557          [(i) a copy of the governor's proclamation;]
             1558          [(ii) a certification that all necessary legal requirements relating to the annexation have
             1559      been completed; and]
             1560          [(iii) a map or plat that delineates an accurate metes and bounds description of the
             1561      area that was annexed.]
             1562          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             1563      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             1564          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             1565          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of annexation under Section
             1566      67-1a-6.5 , submit to the recorder of the annexing county:
             1567          (i) the original notice of an impending boundary action;
             1568          (ii) the original certificate of consolidation;
             1569          (iii) the original approved final local entity plat; and


             1570          (iv) a certified copy of the governor's proclamation under Subsection (1).
             1571          (3) (a) An annexation approved at an election under Section [ 17-2-6 ] 17-2-203 takes
             1572      effect on January 1 of the year immediately following [issuance of the: (a) governor's
             1573      proclamation; and (b)] the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of [boundary change
             1574      by the lieutenant governor] annexation under Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             1575          (b) (i) The effective date of a county annexation for purposes of assessing property
             1576      within the annexing county is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             1577          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (2)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             1578      recorder of the county in which the property is located, an annexing county may not:
             1579          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property in the annexing county that used to be in
             1580      the initiating county;
             1581          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property in the annexing county that used to be in
             1582      the initiating county; or
             1583          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the annexing county
             1584      that used to be in the initiating county.
             1585          Section 31. Section 17-2-206 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-10 is
             1586      renumbered and amended to read:
             1587           [17-2-10].     17-2-206. Territory becomes part of annexing county -- Division of
             1588      revenues.
             1589          (1) Upon the effective date of the annexation, all the area proposed to be annexed shall
             1590      become part of the annexing county.
             1591          (2) (a) The legislative body of the initiating county [in which the area proposed to be
             1592      annexed is located before annexation] shall:
             1593          (i) until the date of annexation, continue:
             1594          (A) to levy and collect ad valorem property tax and other revenues from or pertaining
             1595      to the area; and
             1596          (B) except as otherwise agreed with the annexing county, to provide the same services
             1597      to the area proposed to be annexed as the initiating county provided before the commencement


             1598      of the annexation proceedings; and
             1599          (ii) after annexation, share pro rata with the annexing county the taxes and service
             1600      charges or fees levied and collected by the initiating county during the year of the annexation
             1601      if and to the extent that the annexing county provides, by itself or by contract, the same
             1602      services for which the initiating county levied and collected the taxes and service charges or
             1603      fees.
             1604          (b) The pro rata allocation of taxes under Subsection (2)(a)(ii) shall be based on the
             1605      date of annexation, and the pro rata allocation of service charges and fees shall be based on the
             1606      proportion of services related to the service charges and fees that remain to be rendered after
             1607      annexation.
             1608          Section 32. Section 17-2-207 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-11 is
             1609      renumbered and amended to read:
             1610           [17-2-11].     17-2-207. Effect on precincts and school districts.
             1611          (1) The precincts and school districts in the annexed territory [shall]:
             1612          (a) continue[, and shall];
             1613          (b) become precincts and school districts in the annexing county; and [shall]
             1614          (c) remain as then organized until changed in the manner provided by law[, and the].
             1615          (2) The officers of [such] those precincts and school districts [shall] hold their
             1616      respective offices until the expiration of [the] their terms [thereof; provided, that whenever
             1617      pursuant to the provisions of this chapter any].
             1618          (3) If a precinct or school district [shall be] is divided [the same shall become] because
             1619      of a county annexation under this part:
             1620          (a) the precinct or school district is disorganized, and the property and territory
             1621      embraced [therein shall be] in the precinct or school district is subject to the action of the
             1622      county legislative body of the respective counties[; provided further, that]; and
             1623          (b) any bonded or other indebtedness of [any such] a school district [shall attach]
             1624      attaches to[,] and [become] becomes the obligation of[,] the district that [shall be] is created
             1625      out of the territory that [shall retain] retains the buildings and other property of the original


             1626      district.
             1627          Section 33. Section 17-2-208 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-12 is
             1628      renumbered and amended to read:
             1629           [17-2-12].     17-2-208. Pending criminal proceedings.
             1630          All criminal proceedings and actions [which shall be] pending in the annexed territory
             1631      at the time of annexation shall be prosecuted to judgment and execution in [such] the annexed
             1632      territory as part of the annexing county. All offenses [theretofore] committed in the annexed
             1633      territory [which shall not] before annexation that have not been prosecuted may be prosecuted
             1634      to judgment and execution in [such] the annexed territory or any part of the annexing county.
             1635          Section 34. Section 17-2-209 , which is renumbered from Section 17-2-13 is
             1636      renumbered and amended to read:
             1637           [17-2-13].     17-2-209. Minor adjustments to county boundaries authorized --
             1638      Public hearing -- Joint resolution of county legislative bodies -- Notice and plat to
             1639      lieutenant governor -- Recording requirements -- Effective date.
             1640          (1) Counties sharing a common boundary may, in accordance with the provisions of
             1641      Subsection (2) and Article XI, Section 3, of the Utah Constitution, adjust all or part of the
             1642      common boundary to move it up to 1,000 feet from its location before the adjustment.
             1643          (2) The legislative bodies of both counties desiring to adjust a common boundary in
             1644      accordance with Subsection (1) shall:
             1645          (a) hold a joint public hearing on the proposed boundary adjustment;
             1646          (b) in addition to the regular notice required for public meetings of the county
             1647      legislative bodies, mail written notice to all real property owners of record whose property may
             1648      change counties as the result of the proposed adjustment; and
             1649          (c) adopt a joint resolution approved by both county legislative bodies [which: (i)
             1650      approves] approving the proposed boundary adjustment[;].
             1651          [(ii) sets forth the legal description of the county boundary after the adjustment; and]
             1652          [(iii) provides an effective date for the boundary adjustment.]
             1653          [(3) (a) Within 15 days after the adoption of a joint resolution under Subsection (2)(c)


             1654      by both counties, the legislative bodies shall]
             1655          (3) The legislative bodies of both counties adopting a joint resolution under
             1656      Subsection (2)(c) shall:
             1657          (a) within 15 days after adopting the joint resolution, jointly send [a notice] to the
             1658      lieutenant governor[.]:
             1659          [(b) Each notice under Subsection (3)(a) shall include:]
             1660          [(i) a copy of the joint resolution under Subsection (2)(c);]
             1661          [(ii) a certification that all necessary legal requirements relating to the boundary
             1662      adjustment have been completed; and]
             1663          [(iii) a map or plat, verified by the county surveyor, and filed with the county surveyor
             1664      in accordance with Section 17-23-17 , that delineates an accurate metes and bounds description
             1665      of the boundary adjustment.]
             1666          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             1667      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             1668          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             1669          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of boundary adjustment
             1670      under Section 67-1a-6.5 , jointly submit to the recorder of the county in which the property is
             1671      located after the boundary adjustment:
             1672          (i) the original notice of an impending boundary action;
             1673          (ii) the original certificate of boundary adjustment;
             1674          (iii) the original approved final local entity plat; and
             1675          (iv) a certified copy of the joint resolution approving the boundary adjustment.
             1676          (4) (a) As used in this Subsection (4):
             1677          (i) "Affected area" means an area that, as a result of a boundary adjustment under this
             1678      section, is moved from within the boundary of one county to within the boundary of another
             1679      county.
             1680          (ii) "Receiving county" means a county whose boundary includes an affected area as a
             1681      result of a boundary adjustment under this section.


             1682          (b) A boundary adjustment under this section takes effect on the date the lieutenant
             1683      governor issues a certificate of boundary adjustment under Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             1684          (c) (i) The effective date of a boundary adjustment for purposes of assessing property
             1685      within an affected area is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             1686          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (3)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             1687      recorder of the county in which the property is located, a receiving county may not:
             1688          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property within an affected area;
             1689          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property within an affected area; or
             1690          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within an affected area.
             1691          [(4)] (5) Upon the effective date of [the joint resolution under Subsection (2)(c) or the
             1692      date the lieutenant governor issues the certificate of] a boundary [change] adjustment under
             1693      [Section 67-1a-6.5 , whichever date is later,] this section:
             1694          (a) all territory designated to be [annexed] adjusted into another county [shall become]
             1695      becomes the territory of the [annexing] other county; and
             1696          (b) the provisions of Sections [ 17-2-11 and 17-2-12 shall] 17-2-207 and 17-2-208
             1697      apply in the same manner as with [any other annexations] an annexation under this [chapter]
             1698      part.
             1699          Section 35. Section 17-3-3 is amended to read:
             1700           17-3-3. Certification of returns -- Governor's proclamation of creation of new
             1701      county -- Notice and plat to lieutenant governor -- Recording requirements -- Effective
             1702      date.
             1703          [(1) The certified abstract of returns under Section 17-3-2 shall be filed in the office of
             1704      the lieutenant governor, who shall certify the result to the governor.]
             1705          [(2)] (1) If it appears that any proposition submitted to the electors as provided in this
             1706      chapter has been carried in the affirmative by a majority vote of the qualified electors residing
             1707      in that portion of the county proposed as a new county, and also by a majority vote of the
             1708      qualified electors residing in the remaining portion of that county[,]:
             1709          (a) the lieutenant governor, upon receiving the certified report under Section


             1710      20A-4-304 , shall certify the result to the governor; and
             1711          (b) upon receiving the results from the lieutenant governor under Subsection (1)(a),
             1712      the governor shall issue a proclamation, stating:
             1713          [(a)] (i) the result of the vote in each division of the county;
             1714          [(b)] (ii) the name and boundaries of the new county;
             1715          [(c)] (iii) the boundaries of the original county as changed by the creation of the new
             1716      county;
             1717          [(d)] (iv) that the creation of the new county will take effect on the first Monday in
             1718      January following the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of creation under Section
             1719      67-1a-6.5 ;
             1720          [(e)] (v) the name proposed in the petition as the name of the new county; and
             1721          [(f)] (vi) the judicial district to which the new county belongs.
             1722          [(3) (a) Within 30 days after the issuance of the governor's proclamation under
             1723      Subsection (2), the]
             1724          (2) The legislative body of the county from which the greatest portion of the new
             1725      county was taken shall:
             1726          (a) within 30 days after the issuance of the governor's proclamation under Subsection
             1727      (1), send [a notice] to the lieutenant governor[.]:
             1728          [(b) Each notice under Subsection (3)(a) shall include:]
             1729          [(i) a copy of the governor's proclamation;]
             1730          [(ii) a certification that all necessary legal requirements relating to the creation of the
             1731      new county have been completed; and]
             1732          [(iii) a map or plat that delineates an accurate metes and bounds description of the
             1733      new county.]
             1734          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             1735      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             1736          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             1737          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of creation under Section


             1738      67-1a-6.5 , submit to the recorder of the new county:
             1739          (i) the original notice of an impending boundary action;
             1740          (ii) the original certificate of creation;
             1741          (iii) the original approved final local entity plat; and
             1742          (iv) a certified copy of the governor's proclamation under Subsection (1).
             1743          [(4)] (3) (a) The new county that is the subject of the [governor's proclamation under
             1744      Subsection (2) shall be] lieutenant governor's certificate of creation under Section 67-1a-6.5 is
             1745      a county of the state from and after 12 noon of the first Monday in January following the
             1746      issuance of the [governor's proclamation.] lieutenant governor's certificate of creation.
             1747          (b) (i) The effective date of the creation of a new county for purposes of assessing
             1748      property within the county is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             1749          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (3)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             1750      recorder of the new county, the new county may not:
             1751          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property in the county;
             1752          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property in the county; or
             1753          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the county.
             1754          Section 36. Section 17-21-20 is amended to read:
             1755           17-21-20. Recording required -- Recorder may impose requirements on
             1756      documents to be recorded -- Prerequisites -- Additional fee for noncomplying documents
             1757      -- Recorder may require tax serial number -- Exceptions -- Requirements for recording
             1758      final local entity plat.
             1759          (1) Subject to Subsections (2), (3), and (4), each paper, notice, and instrument
             1760      required by law to be filed in the office of the county recorder shall be recorded unless
             1761      otherwise provided.
             1762          (2) Each document executed on or after July 1, 2007 that is submitted for recording to
             1763      a county recorder's office shall:
             1764          (a) unless otherwise provided by law, be an original or certified copy of the document;
             1765          (b) be in English or be accompanied by an accurate English translation of the


             1766      document;
             1767          (c) contain a brief title, heading, or caption on the first page stating the nature of the
             1768      document;
             1769          (d) contain the legal description of the property that is the subject of the document;
             1770          (e) comply with the requirements of Section 17-21-25 and Subsections 57-3-105 (1)
             1771      and (2);
             1772          (f) be notarized with the notary stamp with the seal legible; and
             1773          (g) have original signatures.
             1774          (3) (a) Beginning September 1, 2007, a county recorder may require that each paper,
             1775      notice, and instrument submitted for recording in the county recorder's office:
             1776          (i) be on white paper that is 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches in size;
             1777          (ii) have a margin of one inch on the left and right sides and at the bottom of each
             1778      page;
             1779          (iii) have a space of 2-1/2 inches down and 4-1/2 inches across the upper right corner
             1780      of the first page and a margin of one inch at the top of each succeeding page;
             1781          (iv) not be on sheets of paper that are continuously bound together at the side, top, or
             1782      bottom;
             1783          (v) not contain printed material on more than one side of each page;
             1784          (vi) be printed in black ink and not have text smaller than seven lines of text per
             1785      vertical inch; and
             1786          (vii) be sufficiently legible to make certified copies.
             1787          (b) A county recorder who intends to establish requirements under Subsection (3)(a)
             1788      shall first:
             1789          (i) provide formal notice of the requirements; and
             1790          (ii) establish and publish an effective date for the requirements that is at least three
             1791      months after the formal notice under Subsection (3)(b)(i).
             1792          (c) If a county recorder establishes requirements under this Subsection (3), the county
             1793      recorder may charge and collect from persons who submit a document for recording that does


             1794      not comply with the requirements, in addition to any other fee that the county recorder is
             1795      authorized to charge and collect, a fee that:
             1796          (i) is calculated to recover the additional cost of handling and recording noncomplying
             1797      documents; and
             1798          (ii) may not exceed $2 per page.
             1799          (4) (a) To facilitate the abstracting of an instrument, a county recorder may require
             1800      that the applicable tax serial number of each parcel affected by the instrument appear on each
             1801      instrument before it may be accepted for recording.
             1802          (b) If a county recorder requires the applicable tax serial number to be on an
             1803      instrument before it may be recorded:
             1804          (i) the county recorder shall post a notice of that requirement in a conspicuous place at
             1805      the recorder's office;
             1806          (ii) the tax serial number may not be considered to be part of the legal description and
             1807      may be indicated on the margin of the instrument; and
             1808          (iii) an error in the tax serial number does not affect the validity of the instrument or
             1809      effectiveness of the recording.
             1810          (5) Subsections (2), (3), and (4) do not apply to:
             1811          (a) a map;
             1812          (b) a certificate or affidavit of death;
             1813          (c) a military discharge;
             1814          (d) a document regarding taxes that is issued by the Internal Revenue Service of the
             1815      United States Department of the Treasury;
             1816          (e) a document submitted for recording that has been filed with a court and conforms
             1817      to the formatting requirements established by the court; or
             1818          (f) a document submitted for recording that is in a form required by law.
             1819          (6) (a) As used in this Subsection (6):
             1820          (i) "Boundary action" has the same meaning as defined in Section 17-23-20 .
             1821          (ii) "Local entity" has the same meaning as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 .


             1822          (b) A person may not submit to a county recorder for recording a plat depicting the
             1823      boundary of a local entity as the boundary exists as a result of a boundary action, unless:
             1824          (i) the plat has been approved under Section 17-23-20 by the county surveyor as a
             1825      final local entity plat, as defined in Section 17-23-20 ; and
             1826          (ii) the person also submits for recording:
             1827          (A) the original notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             1828      67-1a-6.5 , for the boundary action for which the plat is submitted for recording; and
             1829          (B) the original applicable certificate, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 , issued by the
             1830      lieutenant governor under Section 67-1a-6.5 for the boundary action for which the plat is
             1831      submitted for recording; and
             1832          (C) each other document required by statute to be submitted for recording with the
             1833      notice of an impending boundary action and applicable certificate.
             1834          (c) Promptly after recording the documents described in Subsection (6)(b) relating to a
             1835      boundary action, but no later than ten days after recording, the county recorder shall send a
             1836      copy of all those documents to the State Tax Commission.
             1837          Section 37. Section 17-23-20 is enacted to read:
             1838          17-23-20. Final plats of local entity boundary actions -- County surveyor
             1839      approval of final plat -- Plat requirements.
             1840          (1) As used in this section:
             1841          (a) "Approving authority" means the person or body required under applicable statute
             1842      to submit to the lieutenant governor a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in
             1843      Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             1844          (b) (i) "Boundary action" means any action that establishes, modifies, or eliminates
             1845      the boundary of a local entity, including incorporation or creation, annexation, withdrawal or
             1846      disconnection, consolidation, division, boundary adjustment, and dissolution.
             1847          (ii) "Boundary action" does not include the determination of the true location of a
             1848      county boundary under Section 17-50-105 .
             1849          (c) "Final local entity plat" means a plat that meets the requirements of Subsection (4).


             1850          (d) "Local entity" has the same meaning as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             1851          (2) Upon request and in consultation with the county recorder, the county surveyor of
             1852      each county in which property depicted on a plat is located shall determine whether the plat is
             1853      a final local entity plat.
             1854          (3) (a) If a county surveyor determines that a plat meets the requirements of
             1855      Subsection (4), the county surveyor shall approve the plat as a final local entity plat.
             1856          (b) The county surveyor shall indicate the approval of a plat as a final local entity plat
             1857      on the face of the final local entity plat.
             1858          (4) A plat may not be approved as a final local entity plat unless the plat:
             1859          (a) contains a graphical illustration depicting:
             1860          (i) in the case of a proposed creation or incorporation of a local entity, the boundary of
             1861      the proposed local entity;
             1862          (ii) in the case of a proposed annexation of an area into an existing local entity, the
             1863      boundary of the area proposed to be annexed;
             1864          (iii) in the case of a proposed adjustment of a boundary between local entities, the
             1865      boundary of the area that the boundary adjustment proposes to move from inside the boundary
             1866      of one local entity to inside the boundary of another local entity;
             1867          (iv) in the case of a proposed withdrawal or disconnection of an area from a local
             1868      entity, the boundary of the area that is proposed to be withdrawn or disconnected;
             1869          (v) in the case of a proposed consolidation of multiple local entities, the boundary of
             1870      the proposed consolidated local entity; and
             1871          (vi) in the case of a proposed division of a local entity into multiple local entities, the
             1872      boundary of each new local entity created by the proposed division;
             1873          (b) is created on reproducible material that is:
             1874          (i) permanent in nature; and
             1875          (ii) the size and type specified by the county recorder;
             1876          (c) is drawn to a scale so that all data are legible;
             1877          (d) contains complete and accurate boundary information, including, as appropriate,


             1878      calls along existing boundary lines, sufficient to enable:
             1879          (i) the county surveyor to establish the boundary on the ground, in the event of a
             1880      dispute about the accurate location of the boundary; and
             1881          (ii) the county recorder to identify, for tax purposes, each tract or parcel included
             1882      within the boundary;
             1883          (e) depicts a name for the plat, approved by the county recorder, that is sufficiently
             1884      unique to distinguish the plat from all other recorded plats in the county;
             1885          (f) contains:
             1886          (i) the name of the local entity whose boundary is depicted on the plat;
             1887          (ii) the name of each county within which any property depicted on the plat is located;
             1888          (iii) the date that the plat was prepared;
             1889          (iv) a north arrow and legend;
             1890          (v) a signature block for:
             1891          (A) the signatures of:
             1892          (I) the professional land surveyor who prepared the plat; and
             1893          (II) the local entity's approving authority; and
             1894          (B) the approval of the county surveyor; and
             1895          (vi) a three-inch by three-inch block in the lower right hand corner for the county
             1896      recorder's use when recording the plat;
             1897          (g) has been certified and signed by a professional land surveyor licensed under Title
             1898      58, Chapter 22, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Act; and
             1899          (h) has been reviewed and signed by the approving authority of the local entity whose
             1900      boundary is depicted on the plat.
             1901          (5) The county surveyor may charge and collect a reasonable fee for the costs
             1902      associated with:
             1903          (a) the process of determining whether a plat is a final local entity plat; and
             1904          (b) the approval of a plat as a final local entity plat.
             1905          Section 38. Section 17-50-104 is amended to read:


             1906           17-50-104. Counties of the state -- County boundaries maintained by lieutenant
             1907      governor.
             1908          (1) The counties of the state are those whose geographic boundaries are described in
             1909      the official county boundary records maintained by the office of the lieutenant governor and
             1910      may be changed only in accordance with the provisions of this title.
             1911          (2) The office of the lieutenant governor shall maintain the official county boundaries
             1912      for the counties of the state and update those boundaries [when notified of a change in county
             1913      boundaries in accordance with Subsection (3)] upon the lieutenant governor's issuance, under
             1914      Section 67-1a-6.5 , of an applicable certificate, as defined in that section.
             1915          [(3) Whenever any change is made to county boundaries under this title, the affected
             1916      counties shall provide notice of the change, including an accurate map or plat of the changed
             1917      county boundaries, to the lieutenant governor.]
             1918          Section 39. Section 17-50-105 is amended to read:
             1919           17-50-105. Disputed boundaries.
             1920          (1) As used in this section, "independent surveyor" means the surveyor whose position
             1921      is established within the Automated Geographic Reference Center under Subsection
             1922      63F-1-506 (3).
             1923          [(1)] (2) (a) If a dispute or uncertainty arises as to the true location of a county
             1924      boundary as described in the official records maintained by the office of the lieutenant
             1925      governor, the surveyors of each county whose boundary is the subject of the dispute or
             1926      uncertainty may determine the true location.
             1927          (b) If agreement is reached under Subsection [(1)] (2)(a), the county surveyors shall
             1928      provide notice, accompanied by a map, to the lieutenant governor showing the true location of
             1929      the county boundary.
             1930          [(2)] (3) (a) If the county surveyors fail to agree on or otherwise fail to establish the
             1931      true location of the county boundary, the county executive of either or both of the affected
             1932      counties shall engage the services of the [state engineer] independent surveyor.
             1933          (b) After being engaged under Subsection [(2)] (3)(a), the [state engineer] independent


             1934      surveyor shall notify the surveyor of each county whose boundary is the subject of the dispute
             1935      or uncertainty of the procedure the [state engineer] independent surveyor will use to determine
             1936      the true location of the boundary.
             1937          (c) With the assistance of each surveyor who chooses to participate, the [state
             1938      engineer] independent surveyor shall determine permanently the true location of the boundary
             1939      by marking surveys and erecting suitable monuments to designate the boundary.
             1940          (d) Each boundary established under this Subsection [(2)] (3) shall be considered
             1941      permanent until superseded by legislative enactment.
             1942          (e) The [state engineer] independent surveyor shall provide notice, accompanied by a
             1943      map, to the lieutenant governor showing the true location of the county boundary.
             1944          [(3)] (4) Nothing in this section may be construed to give the county surveyors or
             1945      [state engineer] independent surveyor any authority other than to erect suitable monuments to
             1946      designate county boundaries as they are described in the official records maintained by the
             1947      office of the lieutenant governor.
             1948          Section 40. Section 17B-1-105 is amended to read:
             1949           17B-1-105. Name of local district -- Name change.
             1950          (1) (a) The name of each local district created on or after May 1, 2000 shall comply
             1951      with Subsection 17-50-103 (2)(a).
             1952          (b) The board of each local district affected by Subsection 17-50-103 (2)(b) shall
             1953      ensure that after January 1, 2005 the local district name complies with the requirements of that
             1954      Subsection.
             1955          (2) The name of a local district created after April 30, 2007 may not include the name
             1956      of a county or municipality.
             1957          (3) The name of a local district may include words descriptive of the type of service
             1958      that the district provides.
             1959          (4) (a) A local district board may change the name of that local district [by:] as
             1960      provided in this Subsection (4).
             1961          (b) To initiate a name change, the local district board shall:


             1962          (i) [holding] hold a public hearing on the proposed name change;
             1963          (ii) [adopting] adopt a resolution approving the name change; and
             1964          [(iii) giving written notice of the name change to the lieutenant governor, the State
             1965      Tax Commission, the state auditor, and the clerk, recorder, and assessor of each county in
             1966      which any part of the local district is located.]
             1967          (iii) file with the lieutenant governor a notice of an impending name change, as
             1968      defined in Section 67-1a-6.7 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.7 (3).
             1969          (c) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of name change under
             1970      Section 67-1a-6.7 , the local district board shall:
             1971          (i) if the local district is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the
             1972      recorder of that county:
             1973          (A) the original:
             1974          (I) notice of an impending name change; and
             1975          (II) certificate of name change; and
             1976          (B) a certified copy of the resolution approving the name change; or
             1977          (ii) if the local district is located within the boundaries of more than a single county:
             1978          (A) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             1979          (I) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (4)(c)(i)(A)(I) and (II); and
             1980          (II) a certified copy of the resolution approving the name change; and
             1981          (B) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             1982          (I) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsections (4)(c)(i)(A)(I) and (II); and
             1983          (II) a certified copy of the resolution approving the name change.
             1984          [(b)] (d) (i) A name change under this Subsection (4)[(a)] becomes effective upon the
             1985      [board's giving the notice required under Subsection (4)(a)(iii).] lieutenant governor's issuance
             1986      of a certificate of name change under Section 67-1a-6.7 .
             1987          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (4)(d)(i), the local district may not operate under the
             1988      new name until the documents listed in Subsection (4)(c) are recorded in the office of the
             1989      recorder of each county in which the local district is located.


             1990          Section 41. Section 17B-1-215 is amended to read:
             1991           17B-1-215. Notice and plat to lieutenant governor -- Recording requirements --
             1992      Certificate of incorporation -- Local district incorporated as specialized local district or
             1993      basic local district -- Effective date.
             1994          (1) [The] (a) Within the time specified in Subsection (1)(b), the responsible body
             1995      shall file [a notice] with the lieutenant governor:
             1996          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             1997      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             1998          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             1999          (b) The responsible body shall file the documents listed in Subsection (1)(a) with the
             2000      lieutenant governor within ten days after:
             2001          [(a)] (i) the canvass of an election under Section 17B-1-214 , if a majority of those
             2002      voting at the election within the proposed local district as a whole vote in favor of the creation
             2003      of a local district;
             2004          [(b)] (ii) certification of a petition as to which the election requirement of Subsection
             2005      17B-1-214 (1) does not apply because of Subsection 17B-1-214 (3)(a) or (b); or
             2006          [(c)] (iii) adoption of a resolution under Subsection 17B-1-213 (4) approving the
             2007      creation of a local district for which an election was not required under Subsection
             2008      17B-1-214 (3)(c) or (d), by the legislative body of each county whose unincorporated area is
             2009      included within and the legislative body of each municipality whose area is included within
             2010      the proposed local district, or by the board of trustees of the initiating local district.
             2011          (2) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of incorporation under
             2012      Section 67-1a-6.5 , the responsible body shall:
             2013          (a) if the local district is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the
             2014      recorder of that county:
             2015          (i) the original:
             2016          (A) notice of an impending boundary action;
             2017          (B) certificate of incorporation; and


             2018          (C) approved final local entity plat; and
             2019          (ii) if applicable, a certified copy of each resolution adopted under Subsection
             2020      17B-1-213 (4); or
             2021          (b) if the local district is located within the boundaries of more than a single county:
             2022          (i) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             2023          (A) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (2)(a)(i)(A), (B), and (C); and
             2024          (B) if applicable, a certified copy of each resolution adopted under Subsection
             2025      17B-1-213 (4); and
             2026          (ii) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             2027          (A) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A), (B), and (C);
             2028      and
             2029          (B) if applicable, a certified copy of each resolution adopted under Subsection
             2030      17B-1-213 (4).
             2031          [(2)] (3) The area of each local district [shall consist] consists of:
             2032          (a) if an election was held under Section 17B-1-214 , the area of the new local district
             2033      as approved at the election;
             2034          (b) if an election was not required because of Subsection 17B-1-214 (3)(a) or (b), the
             2035      area of the proposed local district as described in the petition; or
             2036          (c) if an election was not required because of Subsection 17B-1-214 (3)(c) or (d), the
             2037      area of the new local district as described in the resolution adopted under Subsection
             2038      17B-1-213 (4).
             2039          [(3) In each notice under Subsection (1) the responsible body shall:]
             2040          [(a) if the notice follows an election under Section 17B-1-214 , certify the results of the
             2041      election;]
             2042          [(b) describe the boundaries of the new local district with an accurate map or plat
             2043      showing the boundaries delineated in Subsection (2), prepared and certified by a licensed
             2044      surveyor and filed with the county surveyor in accordance with Section 17-23-17 ; and]
             2045          [(c) certify that all requirements for the creation of a local district have been complied


             2046      with.]
             2047          (4) (a) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of [creation]
             2048      incorporation under Section 67-1a-6.5 , the local district is created and incorporated as:
             2049          [(a)] (i) the type of specialized local district that was specified in the petition under
             2050      Subsection 17B-1-203 (1)(a) or (b) or resolution under Subsection 17B-1-203 (1)(c) or (d), if
             2051      the petition or resolution proposed the creation of a specialized local district; or
             2052          [(b)] (ii) a basic local district, if the petition or resolution did not propose the creation
             2053      of a specialized local district.
             2054          (b) (i) The effective date of a local district's incorporation for purposes of assessing
             2055      property within the local district is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             2056          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (2) are recorded in the office of the
             2057      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a newly incorporated local district
             2058      may not:
             2059          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property within the local district;
             2060          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property within the local district; or
             2061          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the local district.
             2062          Section 42. Section 17B-1-216 is amended to read:
             2063           17B-1-216. Costs and expenses of creating a local district.
             2064          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), each county whose unincorporated area
             2065      includes and each municipality whose boundaries include some or all of the proposed local
             2066      district shall bear their respective costs and expenses associated with the procedure under this
             2067      part for creating a local district.
             2068          (2) Within a year after its creation, each local district shall reimburse the costs and
             2069      expenses associated with the preparation, certification, and [filing] recording of the [map]
             2070      approved final local entity plat of the local district and accompanying documents under
             2071      [Subsection 17B-1-215 (3)(b)] Section 17B-1-215 .
             2072          Section 43. Section 17B-1-405 is amended to read:
             2073           17B-1-405. Petition certification.


             2074          (1) Within 30 days after the filing of a petition under Subsection 17B-1-403 (1)(a)(i) or
             2075      (ii) or within the time that the local district and each petition sponsor designate by written
             2076      agreement, the board of trustees of the proposed annexing local district shall:
             2077          (a) with the assistance of officers of the county in which the area proposed to be
             2078      annexed is located from whom the board requests assistance, determine whether the petition
             2079      meets the requirements of Subsection 17B-1-403 (1)(a)(i) or (ii), as the case may be,
             2080      Subsection 17B-1-403 (3), and Subsection 17B-1-404 (1); and
             2081          (b) (i) if the board determines that the petition complies with the requirements, certify
             2082      the petition and mail or deliver written notification of the certification to the contact sponsor;
             2083      or
             2084          (ii) if the board determines that the petition fails to comply with any of the
             2085      requirements, reject the petition and mail or deliver written notification of the rejection and the
             2086      reasons for the rejection to the contact sponsor.
             2087          (2) (a) If the board rejects a petition under Subsection (1)(b)(ii), the petition may be
             2088      amended to correct the deficiencies for which it was rejected and then refiled.
             2089          (b) A valid signature on a petition that was rejected under Subsection (1)(b)(ii) may be
             2090      used toward fulfilling the applicable signature requirement of the petition as amended under
             2091      Subsection (2)(a).
             2092          (3) The board shall process an amended petition filed under Subsection (2)(a) in the
             2093      same manner as an original petition under Subsection (1).
             2094          Section 44. Section 17B-1-414 is amended to read:
             2095           17B-1-414. Resolution approving an annexation -- Filing of notice and plat with
             2096      lieutenant governor -- Recording requirements -- Effective date.
             2097          (1) (a) Subject to Subsection (1)(b), the local district board shall adopt a resolution
             2098      approving the annexation of the area proposed to be annexed or rejecting the proposed
             2099      annexation within 30 days after:
             2100          (i) expiration of the protest period under Subsection 17B-1-412 (2), if sufficient
             2101      protests to require an election are not filed;


             2102          (ii) for a petition that meets the requirements of Subsection 17B-1-413 (1):
             2103          (A) a public hearing under Section 17B-1-409 is held, if the board chooses or is
             2104      required to hold a public hearing under Subsection 17B-1-413 (2)(a)(ii); or
             2105          (B) expiration of the time for submitting a request for public hearing under Subsection
             2106      17B-1-413 (2)(a)(ii)(B), if no request is submitted and the board chooses not to hold a public
             2107      hearing.
             2108          (b) If the local district has entered into an agreement with the United States that
             2109      requires the consent of the United States for an annexation of territory to the district, a
             2110      resolution approving annexation under this part may not be adopted until the written consent
             2111      of the United States is obtained and filed with the board of trustees.
             2112          (2) (a) [The] (i) Within the time specified under Subsection (2)(a)(ii), the board shall
             2113      file [a notice] with the lieutenant governor:
             2114          (A) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             2115      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3) and, if applicable,
             2116      Subsection (2)(b); and
             2117          (B) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             2118          (ii) The board shall file the documents listed in Subsection (2)(a)(i) with the lieutenant
             2119      governor:
             2120          [(i)] (A) within 30 days after adoption of a resolution under Subsection (1), Subsection
             2121      17B-1-412 (3)(c)(i), or Section 17B-1-415 ; and
             2122          [(ii)] (B) as soon as practicable after receiving the notice under Subsection
             2123      10-2-425 (2) of a municipal annexation that causes an automatic annexation to a local district
             2124      under Section 17B-1-416 .
             2125          (b) [The notice] For an automatic annexation to a local district under Section
             2126      17B-1-416 , the notice of an impending boundary action required under Subsection (2)(a)
             2127      shall[: (i) be accompanied by: (A) if applicable, a copy of the board resolution approving the
             2128      annexation; and (B) an accurate map depicting the boundaries of the area to be annexed or a
             2129      legal description of the area to be annexed, adequate for purposes of the county assessor and


             2130      recorder; (ii) for an annexation pursuant to a resolution described in Subsection (2)(a)(i),
             2131      include a certification by the local district board that all requirements for the annexation have
             2132      been complied with; and (iii) for an automatic annexation to a local district under Section
             2133      17B-1-416 ,] state that an area outside the boundaries of the local district is being
             2134      automatically annexed to the local district under Section 17B-1-416 because of a municipal
             2135      annexation under Title 10, Chapter 2, Part 4, Annexation.
             2136          (c) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of annexation under
             2137      Section 67-1a-6.5 , the board shall:
             2138          (i) if the annexed area is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the
             2139      recorder of that county:
             2140          (A) the original:
             2141          (I) notice of an impending boundary action;
             2142          (II) certificate of annexation; and
             2143          (III) approved final local entity plat; and
             2144          (B) a certified copy of the annexation resolution; or
             2145          (ii) if the annexed area is located within the boundaries of more than a single county:
             2146          (A) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             2147          (I) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (2)(c)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III); and
             2148          (II) a certified copy of the annexation resolution; and
             2149          (B) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             2150          (I) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsection (2)(c)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III);
             2151      and
             2152          (II) a certified copy of the annexation resolution.
             2153          (3) (a) As used in this Subsection (3), "fire district annexation" means an annexation
             2154      under this part of an area located in a county of the first class to a local district:
             2155          (i) created to provide fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services; and
             2156          (ii) in the creation of which an election was not required because of Subsection
             2157      17B-1-214 (3)(c).


             2158          (b) An annexation under this part is complete and becomes effective:
             2159          [(i) for an annexation pursuant to a resolution described in Subsection (2)(a)(i):]
             2160          (i) (A) [(I)] on July 1 for a fire district annexation, if the lieutenant governor issues the
             2161      certificate of annexation under Section 67-1a-6.5 from January 1 through June 30; or
             2162          [(II)] (B) on January 1 for a fire district annexation, if the lieutenant governor issues
             2163      the certificate of annexation under Section 67-1a-6.5 from July 1 through December 31; or
             2164          [(B)] (ii) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of annexation under
             2165      Section 67-1a-6.5 , for [an] any other annexation [other than an annexation described in
             2166      Subsection (3)(b)(i)(A); and].
             2167          [(ii) for an automatic annexation that is the subject of a notice under Subsection
             2168      (2)(a)(ii):]
             2169          [(A) (I) on July 1 for a fire district annexation, if the lieutenant governor issues the
             2170      certificate of annexation under Subsection 10-1-117 (3)(b) from January 1 through June 30; or]
             2171          [(II) on January 1 for a fire district annexation, if the lieutenant governor issues the
             2172      certificate of annexation under Subsection 10-1-117 (3)(b) from July 1 through December 31;
             2173      or]
             2174          [(B) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of annexation under
             2175      Subsection 10-1-117 (3)(b), for an annexation other than an annexation described in
             2176      Subsection (3)(b)(ii)(A).]
             2177          (c) (i) The effective date of a local district annexation for purposes of assessing
             2178      property within the annexed area is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             2179          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (2)(c) are recorded in the office of the
             2180      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a local district may not:
             2181          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property within the annexed area;
             2182          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property within the annexed area; or
             2183          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the annexed area.
             2184          (iii) Subsection (3)(c)(ii)(C):
             2185          (A) may not be construed to limit a local district's ability before annexation to charge


             2186      and collect a fee for service provided to property that is outside the local district's boundary;
             2187      and
             2188          (B) does not apply until 60 days after the effective date, under Subsection (3)(b), of
             2189      the local district's annexation, with respect to a fee that the local district was charging for
             2190      service provided to property within the annexed area immediately before the area was annexed
             2191      to the local district.
             2192          Section 45. Section 17B-1-415 is amended to read:
             2193           17B-1-415. Annexation of wholesale district through expansion of retail
             2194      provider.
             2195          (1) (a) A local district that provides a wholesale service may adopt a resolution
             2196      approving the annexation of an area outside the local district's boundaries if:
             2197          (i) the area is annexed by or otherwise added to, or is added to the retail service area
             2198      of, a municipality or another local district that:
             2199          (A) acquires the wholesale service from the local district and provides it as a retail
             2200      service;
             2201          (B) is, before the annexation or other addition, located at least partly within the local
             2202      district; and
             2203          (C) after the annexation or other addition will provide to the annexed or added area the
             2204      same retail service that the local district provides as a wholesale service to the municipality or
             2205      other local district; and
             2206          (ii) except as provided in Subsection (2), no part of the area is within the boundaries
             2207      of another local district that provides the same wholesale service as the proposed annexing
             2208      local district.
             2209          (b) For purposes of this section:
             2210          (i) a local district providing public transportation service shall be considered to be
             2211      providing a wholesale service; and
             2212          (ii) a municipality included within the boundaries of the local district providing public
             2213      transportation service shall be considered to be acquiring that wholesale service from the local


             2214      district and providing it as a retail service and to be providing that retail service after the
             2215      annexation or other addition to the annexed or added area, even though the municipality does
             2216      not in fact provide that service.
             2217          (2) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(a)(ii), an area outside the boundaries of a local
             2218      district providing a wholesale service and located partly or entirely within the boundaries of
             2219      another local district that provides the same wholesale service may be annexed to the local
             2220      district if:
             2221          (a) the conditions under Subsection (1)(a)(i) are present; and
             2222          (b) the proposed annexing local district and the other local district follow the same
             2223      procedure as is required for a boundary adjustment under Section 17B-1-417 , including both
             2224      district boards adopting a resolution approving the annexation of the area to the proposed
             2225      annexing local district and the withdrawal of that area from the other district.
             2226          (3) Upon the adoption of an annexation resolution under this section, the board of the
             2227      annexing local district shall comply with the requirements of Subsection 17B-1-414 (2), and
             2228      the lieutenant governor shall issue a certificate of annexation and send a copy of notice as
             2229      provided in Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             2230          (4) [Subsection] Subsections 17B-1-414 (2) and (3) [applies] apply to an annexation
             2231      under this section.
             2232          Section 46. Section 17B-1-416 is amended to read:
             2233           17B-1-416. Automatic annexation to a district providing fire protection,
             2234      paramedic, and emergency services.
             2235          (1) An area outside the boundaries of a local district that is annexed to a municipality
             2236      or added to a municipality by a boundary adjustment under Title 10, Chapter 2, Part 4,
             2237      Annexation, is automatically annexed to the local district if:
             2238          (a) the local district provides fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services;
             2239          (b) an election for the creation of the local district was not required because of
             2240      Subsection 17B-1-214 (3)(c); and
             2241          (c) before the municipal annexation or boundary adjustment, the entire municipality


             2242      that is annexing the area or adding the area by boundary adjustment was included within the
             2243      local district.
             2244          (2) The effective date of an annexation under this section is governed by Subsection
             2245      17B-1-414 (3)(b)[(ii)].
             2246          Section 47. Section 17B-1-417 is amended to read:
             2247           17B-1-417. Boundary adjustment -- Notice and hearing -- Protest -- Resolution
             2248      adjusting boundaries -- Filing of notice and plat with the lieutenant governor --
             2249      Recording requirements -- Effective date.
             2250          (1) As used in this section, "affected area" means the area located within the
             2251      boundaries of one local district that will be removed from that local district and included
             2252      within the boundaries of another local district because of a boundary adjustment under this
             2253      section.
             2254          (2) The boards of trustees of two or more local districts having a common boundary
             2255      and providing the same service on the same wholesale or retail basis may adjust their common
             2256      boundary as provided in this section.
             2257          (3) (a) The board of trustees of each local district intending to adjust a boundary that
             2258      is common with another local district shall:
             2259          (i) adopt a resolution indicating the board's intent to adjust a common boundary;
             2260          (ii) hold a public hearing on the proposed boundary adjustment no less than 60 days
             2261      after the adoption of the resolution under Subsection (3)(a)(i); and
             2262          (iii) (A) (I) publish notice once a week for two successive weeks in a newspaper of
             2263      general circulation within the local district; or
             2264          (II) if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the local district, post notice
             2265      in at least four conspicuous places within the local district; or
             2266          (B) mail a notice to each owner of property located within the affected area and to
             2267      each registered voter residing within the affected area.
             2268          (b) The notice required under Subsection (3)(a)(iii) shall:
             2269          (i) state that the board of trustees of the local district has adopted a resolution


             2270      indicating the board's intent to adjust a boundary that the local district has in common with
             2271      another local district that provides the same service as the local district;
             2272          (ii) describe the affected area;
             2273          (iii) state the date, time, and location of the public hearing required under Subsection
             2274      (3)(a)(ii);
             2275          (iv) provide a local district telephone number where additional information about the
             2276      proposed boundary adjustment may be obtained;
             2277          (v) explain the financial and service impacts of the boundary adjustment on property
             2278      owners or residents within the affected area; and
             2279          (vi) state in conspicuous and plain terms that the board of trustees may approve the
             2280      adjustment of the boundaries unless, at or before the public hearing under Subsection
             2281      (3)(a)(ii), written protests to the adjustment are filed with the board by:
             2282          (A) the owners of private real property that:
             2283          (I) is located within the affected area;
             2284          (II) covers at least 50% of the total private land area within the affected area; and
             2285          (III) is equal in assessed value to at least 50% of the assessed value of all private real
             2286      property within the affected area; or
             2287          (B) registered voters residing within the affected area equal in number to at least 50%
             2288      of the votes cast in the affected area for the office of governor at the last regular general
             2289      election before the filing of the protests.
             2290          (c) The first publication of the notice required under Subsection (3)(a)(iii)(A) shall be
             2291      within 14 days after the board's adoption of a resolution under Subsection (3)(a)(i).
             2292          (d) The boards of trustees of the local districts whose boundaries are being adjusted
             2293      may jointly:
             2294          (i) publish, post, or mail the notice required under Subsection (3)(a)(iii); and
             2295          (ii) hold the public hearing required under Subsection (3)(a)(ii).
             2296          (4) After the public hearing required under Subsection (3)(a)(ii), the board of trustees
             2297      may adopt a resolution approving the adjustment of the common boundary unless, at or before


             2298      the public hearing, written protests to the boundary adjustment have been filed with the board
             2299      by:
             2300          (a) the owners of private real property that:
             2301          (i) is located within the affected area;
             2302          (ii) covers at least 50% of the total private land area within the affected area; and
             2303          (iii) is equal in assessed value to at least 50% of the assessed value of all private real
             2304      property within the affected area; or
             2305          (b) registered voters residing within the affected area equal in number to at least 50%
             2306      of the votes cast in the affected area for the office of governor at the last regular general
             2307      election before the filing of the protests.
             2308          (5) A resolution adopted under Subsection (4) does not take effect until the board of
             2309      each local district whose boundaries are being adjusted has adopted a resolution under
             2310      Subsection (4).
             2311          (6) [(a) Within 30 days after the resolutions take effect under Subsection (5), the] The
             2312      board of the local district whose boundaries are being adjusted to include the affected area
             2313      shall [file a notice]:
             2314          (a) within 30 days after the resolutions take effect under Subsection (5), file with the
             2315      lieutenant governor[.]:
             2316          [(b) The notice required under Subsection (6)(a) shall:]
             2317          [(i) be accompanied by:]
             2318          [(A) a copy of each of the board resolutions approving the boundary adjustment; and]
             2319          [(B) an accurate map depicting the affected area or a legal description of the affected
             2320      area, adequate for purposes of the county assessor and recorder; and]
             2321          [(ii) include a certification by the board of the local district whose boundaries are
             2322      being adjusted to include the affected area that all requirements for the boundary adjustment
             2323      have been complied with.]
             2324          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             2325      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and


             2326          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             2327          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of boundary adjustment
             2328      under Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             2329          (i) if the affected area is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the
             2330      recorder of that county:
             2331          (A) the original:
             2332          (I) notice of an impending boundary action;
             2333          (II) certificate of boundary adjustment; and
             2334          (III) approved final local entity plat; and
             2335          (B) a certified copy of each resolution adopted under Subsection (4); or
             2336          (ii) if the affected area is located within the boundaries of more than a single county:
             2337          (A) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             2338          (I) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (6)(b)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III);
             2339      and
             2340          (II) a certified copy of each resolution adopted under Subsection (4); and
             2341          (B) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             2342          (I) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsections (6)(b)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III);
             2343      and
             2344          (II) a certified copy of each resolution adopted under Subsection (4).
             2345          (7) (a) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of boundary [change]
             2346      adjustment under Section 67-1a-6.5 , the affected area is annexed to the local district whose
             2347      boundaries are being adjusted to include the affected area, and the affected area is withdrawn
             2348      from the local district whose boundaries are being adjusted to exclude the affected area.
             2349          (b) (i) The effective date of a boundary adjustment under this section for purposes of
             2350      assessing property within the affected area is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             2351          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (6)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             2352      recorder of the county in which the property is located, a local district in whose boundary an
             2353      affected area is included because of a boundary adjustment under this section may not:


             2354          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property within the affected area;
             2355          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property within the affected area; or
             2356          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the affected area.
             2357          (iii) Subsection (7)(b)(ii)(C):
             2358          (A) may not be construed to limit a local district's ability before a boundary
             2359      adjustment to charge and collect a fee for service provided to property that is outside the local
             2360      district's boundary; and
             2361          (B) does not apply until 60 days after the effective date, under Subsection (7)(a), of
             2362      the local district's boundary adjustment, with respect to a fee that the local district was
             2363      charging for service provided to property within the area affected by the boundary adjustment
             2364      immediately before the boundary adjustment.
             2365          Section 48. Section 17B-1-512 is amended to read:
             2366           17B-1-512. Filing of notice and plat -- Recording requirements -- Contest period
             2367      -- Judicial review.
             2368          (1) (a) [The] Within the time specified in Subsection (1)(b), the board of trustees shall
             2369      file [a written notice of withdrawal] with the lieutenant governor:
             2370          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             2371      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             2372          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             2373          (b) The board of trustees shall file the documents listed in Subsection (1)(a):
             2374          (i) within ten days after adopting a resolution approving a withdrawal under Section
             2375      17B-1-510 ; and
             2376          (ii) as soon as practicable after receiving a notice under Subsection 10-2-425 (2) of an
             2377      automatic withdrawal under Subsection 17B-1-502 (2), after receiving a copy of the municipal
             2378      legislative body's resolution approving an automatic withdrawal under Subsection
             2379      17B-1-502 (3)(a), or after receiving notice of a withdrawal of a municipality from a local
             2380      district under Section 17B-2-505 .
             2381          [(b) The notice required under Subsection (1)(a) shall:]


             2382          [(i) be accompanied by:]
             2383          [(A) for a withdrawal pursuant to a resolution adopted under Section 17B-1-510 , a
             2384      copy of the board resolution approving the withdrawal; and]
             2385          [(B) an accurate map depicting the boundaries of the withdrawn area or a legal
             2386      description of the withdrawn area, adequate for purposes of the county assessor and recorder;
             2387      and]
             2388          [(ii) for a withdrawal pursuant to a resolution adopted under Section 17B-1-510 ,
             2389      include a certification by the local district board that all requirements for the withdrawal have
             2390      been complied with.]
             2391          (c) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of withdrawal under
             2392      Section 67-1a-6.5 , the board shall:
             2393          (i) if the withdrawn area is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to
             2394      the recorder of that county:
             2395          (A) the original:
             2396          (I) notice of an impending boundary action;
             2397          (II) certificate of withdrawal; and
             2398          (III) approved final local entity plat; and
             2399          (B) if applicable, a certified copy of the resolution or notice referred to in Subsection
             2400      (1)(b); or
             2401          (ii) if the withdrawn area is located within the boundaries of more than a single
             2402      county, submit:
             2403          (A) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (1)(c)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III)
             2404      and, if applicable, a certified copy of the resolution or notice referred to in Subsection (1)(b) to
             2405      one of those counties; and
             2406          (B) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsections (1)(c)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III)
             2407      and a certified copy of the resolution or notice referred to in Subsection (1)(b) to each other
             2408      county.
             2409          (2) (a) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of [boundary change]


             2410      withdrawal under Section 67-1a-6.5 for a withdrawal under Section 17B-1-510 , for an
             2411      automatic withdrawal under Subsection 17B-1-502 (3), or for the withdrawal of a municipality
             2412      from a local district under Section 17B-2-505 , the withdrawal shall be effective, subject to the
             2413      conditions of the withdrawal resolution, if applicable.
             2414          (b) An automatic withdrawal under Subsection 17B-1-502 (3) shall be effective upon
             2415      the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of [boundary change] withdrawal under
             2416      Section 67-1a-6.5 .
             2417          (3) The local district may provide for the publication of any resolution approving or
             2418      denying the withdrawal of an area in a newspaper of general circulation in the area proposed
             2419      for withdrawal. In lieu of publishing the entire resolution, the local district may publish a
             2420      notice of withdrawal or denial of withdrawal, containing:
             2421          (a) the name of the local district;
             2422          (b) a description of the area proposed for withdrawal;
             2423          (c) a brief explanation of the grounds on which the board of trustees determined to
             2424      approve or deny the withdrawal; and
             2425          (d) the times and place where a copy of the resolution may be examined, which shall
             2426      be at the place of business of the local district, identified in the notice, during regular business
             2427      hours of the local district as described in the notice and for a period of at least 30 days after
             2428      the publication of the notice.
             2429          (4) Any sponsor of the petition or receiving entity may contest the board's decision to
             2430      deny a withdrawal of an area from the local district by submitting a request, within 60 days
             2431      after the resolution is adopted under Section 17B-1-510 , to the board of trustees, suggesting
             2432      terms or conditions to mitigate or eliminate the conditions upon which the board of trustees
             2433      based its decision to deny the withdrawal.
             2434          (5) Within 60 days after the request under Subsection (4) is submitted to the board of
             2435      trustees, the board may consider the suggestions for mitigation and adopt a resolution
             2436      approving or denying the request in the same manner as provided in Section 17B-1-510 with
             2437      respect to the original resolution denying the withdrawal and file a notice of the action as


             2438      provided in Subsection (1).
             2439          (6) (a) Any person in interest may seek judicial review of:
             2440          (i) the board of trustees' decision to withdraw an area from the local district;
             2441          (ii) the terms and conditions of a withdrawal; or
             2442          (iii) the board's decision to deny a withdrawal.
             2443          (b) Judicial review under this Subsection (6) shall be initiated by filing an action in
             2444      the district court in the county in which a majority of the area proposed to be withdrawn is
             2445      located:
             2446          (i) if the resolution approving or denying the withdrawal is published under
             2447      Subsection (3), within 60 days after the publication or after the board of trustees' denial of the
             2448      request under Subsection (5);
             2449          (ii) if the resolution is not published pursuant to Subsection (3), within 60 days after
             2450      the resolution approving or denying the withdrawal is adopted; or
             2451          (iii) if a request is submitted to the board of trustees of a local district under
             2452      Subsection (4), and the board adopts a resolution under Subsection (5), within 60 days after
             2453      the board adopts a resolution under Subsection (5) unless the resolution is published under
             2454      Subsection (3), in which event the action must be filed within 60 days after the publication.
             2455          (c) A court in which an action is filed under this Subsection (6) may not overturn, in
             2456      whole or in part, the board of trustees' decision to approve or reject the withdrawal unless:
             2457          (i) the court finds the board of trustees' decision to be arbitrary or capricious; or
             2458          (ii) the court finds that the board materially failed to follow the procedures set forth in
             2459      this part.
             2460          (d) A court may award costs and expenses of an action under this section, including
             2461      reasonable attorney fees, to the prevailing party.
             2462          (7) After the applicable contest period under Subsection (4) or (6), no person may
             2463      contest the board of trustees' approval or denial of withdrawal for any cause.
             2464          Section 49. Section 17B-1-1308 is amended to read:
             2465           17B-1-1308. Dissolution resolution -- Limitations on dissolution -- Distribution of


             2466      remaining assets -- Notice to lieutenant governor -- Recording requirements.
             2467          (1) After the public hearing required under Section 17B-1-1306 and subject to
             2468      Subsection (2), the administrative body may adopt a resolution approving dissolution of the
             2469      local district.
             2470          (2) A resolution under Subsection (1) may not be adopted unless:
             2471          (a) any outstanding debt of the local district is:
             2472          (i) satisfied and discharged in connection with the dissolution; or
             2473          (ii) assumed by another governmental entity with the consent of all the holders of that
             2474      debt and all the holders of other debts of the local district;
             2475          (b) for a local district that has provided service during the preceding three years or
             2476      undertaken planning or other activity preparatory to providing service:
             2477          (i) another entity has committed to provide the same service to the area being served
             2478      or proposed to be served by the local district; and
             2479          (ii) all who are to receive the service have consented to the service being provided by
             2480      the other entity; and
             2481          (c) all outstanding contracts to which the local district is a party are resolved through
             2482      mutual termination or the assignment of the district's rights, duties, privileges, and
             2483      responsibilities to another entity with the consent of the other parties to the contract.
             2484          (3) (a) (i) Any assets of the local district remaining after paying all debts and other
             2485      obligations of the local district shall be used to pay costs associated with the dissolution
             2486      process under this part.
             2487          (ii) Any costs of the dissolution process remaining after exhausting the remaining
             2488      assets of the local district under Subsection (3)(a)(i) shall be paid by the administrative body.
             2489          (b) Any assets of the local district remaining after application of Subsection (3)(a)
             2490      shall be distributed:
             2491          (i) proportionately to the owners of real property within the dissolved local district if
             2492      there is a readily identifiable connection between a financial burden borne by the real property
             2493      owners in the district and the remaining assets; or


             2494          (ii) except as provided in Subsection (3)(b)(i), to each county, city, or town in which
             2495      the dissolved local district was located before dissolution in the same proportion that the land
             2496      area of the local district located within the unincorporated area of the county or within the city
             2497      or town bears to the total local district land area.
             2498          (4) (a) [Within 30 days after adopting a resolution approving dissolution of the local
             2499      district, the] The administrative body shall [file a notice]:
             2500          (i) within 30 days after adopting a resolution approving dissolution, file with the
             2501      lieutenant governor[.] a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in
             2502      Section 67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             2503          [(b) The notice required under Subsection (4)(a) shall:]
             2504          [(i) be accompanied by a copy of the board resolution approving the dissolution; and]
             2505          [(ii) include a certification by the administrative body that all requirements for the
             2506      dissolution have been complied with.]
             2507          (ii) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of dissolution under Section
             2508      67-1a-6.5 :
             2509          (A) if the local district was located within the boundary of a single county, submit to
             2510      the recorder of that county:
             2511          (I) the original:
             2512          (Aa) notice of an impending boundary action; and
             2513          (Bb) certificate of dissolution; and
             2514          (II) a certified copy of the resolution adopted under Subsection (1); or
             2515          (B) if the local district was located within the boundaries of more than a single county:
             2516          (I) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             2517          (Aa) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (4)(a)(ii)(A)(I)(Aa) and (Bb);
             2518      and
             2519          (Bb) a certified copy of the resolution adopted under Subsection (1); and
             2520          (II) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             2521          (Aa) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsections (4)(a)(ii)(A)(I)(Aa) and


             2522      (Bb); and
             2523          (Bb) a certified copy of the resolution adopted under Subsection (1).
             2524          [(c)] (b) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of dissolution under
             2525      Section 67-1a-6.5 , the local district is dissolved.
             2526          Section 50. Section 17C-1-201 is amended to read:
             2527           17C-1-201. Creation of agency -- Name change.
             2528          (1) [Subject to Subsection (2), a] A community may, by ordinance adopted by its
             2529      legislative body, [create] approve the creation of a community development and renewal
             2530      agency.
             2531          (2) (a) [Within ten days after adopting an ordinance under Subsection (1), the] The
             2532      community legislative body shall:
             2533          (i) within ten days after adopting an ordinance under Subsection (1), file with the
             2534      lieutenant governor [a notice of the adoption of the ordinance, with a copy of the ordinance.]:
             2535          (A) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             2536      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             2537          (B) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             2538          (ii) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of creation under Section
             2539      67-1a-6.5 , submit to the recorder of the county in which the agency is located:
             2540          (A) the original notice of an impending boundary action;
             2541          (B) the original certificate of creation;
             2542          (C) the original approved final local entity plat; and
             2543          (D) a certified copy of the ordinance approving the creation of the community
             2544      development and renewal agency.
             2545          (b) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of creation under Section
             2546      67-1a-6.5 , the agency is created and incorporated.
             2547          (c) Until the documents listed in Subsection (2)(a)(ii) are recorded in the office of the
             2548      recorder of the county in which the property is located, an agency may not receive or spend tax
             2549      increment funds.


             2550          (3) (a) An agency may approve a change in its name, whether to indicate it is a
             2551      community development and renewal agency or otherwise, by:
             2552          (i) adopting a resolution [setting forth its new] approving a name change; and
             2553          (ii) filing [the resolution] with the lieutenant governor[, the State Tax Commission, the
             2554      State Board of Education, and the assessor of the county in which the agency is located.] a
             2555      copy of a notice of an impending name change, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.7 , that meets the
             2556      requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.7 (3).
             2557          (b) (i) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of name change under
             2558      Section 67-1a-6.7 , the agency shall file with the recorder of the county in which the agency is
             2559      located:
             2560          (A) the original notice of an impending name change;
             2561          (B) the original certificate of name change; and
             2562          (C) a certified copy of the resolution approving a name change.
             2563          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (3)(b)(i) are recorded in the office of the
             2564      county recorder, the agency may not operate under the new name.
             2565          Section 51. Section 17C-1-701 is amended to read:
             2566           17C-1-701. Approval of agency deactivation and dissolution -- Restrictions --
             2567      Notice -- Recording requirements -- Agency records -- Dissolution expenses.
             2568          (1) (a) Subject to Subsection (1)(b), the legislative body of the community that created
             2569      an agency may, by ordinance, [deactivate and dissolve] approve the deactivation and
             2570      dissolution of the agency.
             2571          (b) An ordinance [dissolving] under Subsection (1)(a) approving the deactivation and
             2572      dissolution of an agency may not be adopted unless the agency has no outstanding bonded
             2573      indebtedness, other unpaid loans, indebtedness, or advances, and no legally binding
             2574      contractual obligations with persons or entities other than the community.
             2575          (2) (a) [Within ten days after adopting an ordinance under Subsection (1), the] The
             2576      community legislative body shall [file a certified copy of the ordinance]:
             2577          (i) within ten days after adopting an ordinance under Subsection (1), file with the


             2578      lieutenant governor[.] a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in
             2579      Section 67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             2580          (ii) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of dissolution under Section
             2581      67-1a-6.5 , submit to the recorder of the county in which the agency is located:
             2582          (A) the original notice of an impending boundary action;
             2583          (B) the original certificate of dissolution; and
             2584          (C) a certified copy of the ordinance approving the deactivation and dissolution of the
             2585      agency.
             2586          (b) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of dissolution under
             2587      Section 67-1a-6.5 , the agency is dissolved.
             2588          (c) Within ten days after receiving the certificate of dissolution from the lieutenant
             2589      governor under Section 67-1a-6.5 , the community legislative body shall send a copy of the
             2590      certificate of dissolution and the ordinance adopted under Subsection (1) to the State Board of
             2591      Education, and each taxing entity.
             2592          (d) The community legislative body shall publish a notice of dissolution in a
             2593      newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the dissolved agency is located.
             2594          (3) The books, documents, records, papers, and seal of each dissolved agency shall be
             2595      deposited for safekeeping and reference with the recorder of the community that dissolved the
             2596      agency.
             2597          (4) The agency shall pay all expenses of the deactivation and dissolution.
             2598          Section 52. Section 17D-1-204 is amended to read:
             2599           17D-1-204. Prerequisites for adopting a resolution or ordinance approving the
             2600      creation of a special service district.
             2601          Before the legislative body of a county or municipality may adopt a resolution or
             2602      ordinance under Section 17D-1-208 [creating] approving the creation of a special service
             2603      district:
             2604          (1) the clerk or recorder, as the case may be, of the county or municipality shall give
             2605      written notice as provided in Section 17D-1-205 ;


             2606          (2) the legislative body shall hold a public hearing, as provided in Section 17D-1-207 ;
             2607      and
             2608          (3) the period for filing protests under Section 17D-1-206 shall have passed without
             2609      adequate protests having been filed.
             2610          Section 53. Section 17D-1-208 is amended to read:
             2611           17D-1-208. Adoption of a resolution or ordinance approving the creation of a
             2612      special service district.
             2613          (1) Subject to the provisions of and as provided in this part, the legislative body of a
             2614      county or municipality may adopt a resolution or ordinance [creating] approving the creation
             2615      of a special service district.
             2616          (2) (a) Subject to Subsection (2)(b), a resolution or ordinance adopted by a legislative
             2617      body under Subsection (1) may contain changes from the proposal as set forth in a resolution
             2618      under Subsection 17D-1-203 (1)(a) or a petition under Subsection 17D-1-203 (1)(b), including
             2619      changes in:
             2620          (i) the boundary of the special service district; and
             2621          (ii) the services to be provided by the special service district.
             2622          (b) The legislative body of a county or municipality may not adopt a resolution or
             2623      ordinance under Subsection (1) that [creates] approves the creation of a special service district
             2624      with a boundary that includes more area than is included in, or that authorizes the special
             2625      service district to provide a service not proposed in, a resolution under Subsection
             2626      17D-1-203 (1)(a) or a petition under Subsection 17D-1-203 (1)(b), unless the requirements of
             2627      Sections 17D-1-205 , 17D-1-206 , and 17D-1-207 are met with respect to the additional area or
             2628      service, as the case may be.
             2629          Section 54. Section 17D-1-209 is amended to read:
             2630           17D-1-209. Notice and plat to lieutenant governor -- Recording requirements --
             2631      Effective date.
             2632          (1) [Within 30 days after adopting a resolution or ordinance under Subsection
             2633      17D-1-208 (1) creating a special service district, the] The legislative body adopting [the] a


             2634      resolution or ordinance [shall file a notice] approving the creation of a special service district
             2635      shall:
             2636          (a) within 30 days after adopting the resolution or ordinance, file with the lieutenant
             2637      governor[.]:
             2638          [(2) Each notice under Subsection (1) shall:]
             2639          [(a) be accompanied by:]
             2640          [(i) a copy of the resolution or ordinance creating the special service district; and]
             2641          [(ii) a map showing the boundaries of the special service district, prepared and
             2642      certified by a licensed surveyor and filed with the county surveyor in accordance with Section
             2643      17-23-17 ; and]
             2644          [(b) include the legislative body's certification that all requirements for the creation of
             2645      the special service district have been met.]
             2646          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             2647      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             2648          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             2649          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of incorporation under
             2650      Section 67-1a-6.5 , submit to the recorder of the county in which the special service district is
             2651      located:
             2652          (i) the original notice of an impending boundary action;
             2653          (ii) the original certificate of incorporation;
             2654          (iii) the original approved final local entity plat; and
             2655          (iv) a certified copy of the resolution or ordinance approving the creation of the
             2656      special service district.
             2657          [(3)] (2) (a) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of creation under
             2658      Section 67-1a-6.5 , the special service district is created and incorporated.
             2659          (b) (i) The effective date of a special service district's incorporation for purposes of
             2660      assessing property within the special service district is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             2661          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (1)(b) are recorded in the office of the


             2662      recorder of the county in which the property is located:
             2663          (A) the county, city, or town that created the special service district may not levy or
             2664      collect a property tax for special service district purposes on property within the special
             2665      service district; and
             2666          (B) the special service district may not:
             2667          (I) levy or collect an assessment on property within the special service district; or
             2668          (II) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the special service
             2669      district.
             2670          Section 55. Section 17D-1-403 is amended to read:
             2671           17D-1-403. Notice and plat to lieutenant governor -- Lieutenant governor
             2672      certification -- Recording requirements -- Effective date.
             2673          (1) If a county or municipal legislative body adopts a resolution approving the
             2674      annexation of an area to an existing special service district, the legislative body shall[,]:
             2675          (a) within 30 days after adopting the resolution, file [a notice] with the lieutenant
             2676      governor[.]:
             2677          [(2) Each notice under Subsection (1) shall:]
             2678          [(a) be accompanied by:]
             2679          [(i) a copy of the resolution adopted by the legislative body approving the annexation;
             2680      and]
             2681          [(ii) a map showing the additional area to be annexed to the special service district,
             2682      prepared and certified by a licensed surveyor and filed with the county surveyor in accordance
             2683      with Section 17-23-17 ; and]
             2684          [(b) include the legislative body's certification that all requirements for the annexation
             2685      of the additional area have been met.]
             2686          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             2687      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             2688          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             2689          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of annexation under Section


             2690      67-1a-6.5 , submit to the recorder of the county in which the special service district is located:
             2691          (i) the original notice of an impending boundary action;
             2692          (ii) the original certificate of annexation;
             2693          (iii) the original approved final local entity plat; and
             2694          (iv) a certified copy of the resolution approving the annexation.
             2695          (3) (a) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of [boundary change]
             2696      annexation under Section 67-1a-6.5 , the additional area that is the subject of the legislative
             2697      body's resolution is annexed to the special service district.
             2698          (b) (i) The effective date of an annexation under this section for purposes of assessing
             2699      property within the annexed area is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             2700          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (1)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             2701      recorder of the county in which the property is located:
             2702          (A) the county, city, or town that created the special service district may not levy or
             2703      collect a property tax for special service district purposes on property within the annexed area;
             2704      and
             2705          (B) the special service district may not:
             2706          (I) levy or collect an assessment on property within the annexed area; or
             2707          (II) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the annexed area.
             2708          (iii) Subsection (3)(b)(ii)(B)(II):
             2709          (A) may not be construed to limit a special service district's ability before annexation
             2710      to charge and collect a fee for service provided to property that is outside the special service
             2711      district's boundary; and
             2712          (B) does not apply until 60 days after the effective date, under Subsection (3)(a), of
             2713      the special service district's annexation, with respect to a fee that the special service district
             2714      was charging for service provided to property within the annexed area immediately before the
             2715      area was annexed to the special service district.
             2716          Section 56. Section 17D-1-603 is amended to read:
             2717           17D-1-603. Notice and plat to lieutenant governor -- Recording requirements --


             2718      Effective date.
             2719          (1) [Within 30 days after adopting] If a county or municipal legislative body adopts a
             2720      resolution approving the withdrawal of an area from a special service district or the dissolution
             2721      of a special service district, the county or municipal legislative body, as the case may be, shall
             2722      [file a notice]:
             2723          (a) within 30 days after adopting the resolution, file with the lieutenant governor[.]:
             2724          [(2) Each notice under Subsection (1) shall:]
             2725          [(a) be accompanied by:]
             2726          [(i) a copy of the resolution approving the withdrawal or dissolution; and]
             2727          [(ii) in the case of a withdrawal, a map showing the area to be withdrawn, prepared
             2728      and certified by a licensed surveyor and filed with the county surveyor in accordance with
             2729      Section 17-23-17 ; and]
             2730          [(b) include the legislative body's certification that all requirements for the withdrawal
             2731      or dissolution have been met.]
             2732          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             2733      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             2734          (ii) in the case of a withdrawal, a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined
             2735      in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             2736          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of withdrawal or
             2737      dissolution, as the case may be, under Section 67-1a-6.5 , submit to the recorder of the county
             2738      in which the special service district is located:
             2739          (i) the original notice of an impending boundary action;
             2740          (ii) the original certificate of withdrawal or dissolution, as the case may be;
             2741          (iii) in the case of a withdrawal, the original approved final local entity plat; and
             2742          (iv) a certified copy of the resolution approving the withdrawal or dissolution.
             2743          [(3)] (2) (a) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of withdrawal
             2744      under Section 67-1a-6.5 , the area to be withdrawn that is the subject of the legislative body's
             2745      resolution is withdrawn from the special service district.


             2746          (b) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of dissolution under
             2747      Section 67-1a-6.5 , the special service district is dissolved.
             2748          Section 57. Section 17D-3-203 is amended to read:
             2749           17D-3-203. Considerations in determining whether to approve conservation
             2750      district creation, consolidation, division, or dissolution -- Denial or approval -- Notice
             2751      and plat to lieutenant governor -- Recording requirements -- Prohibition against
             2752      considering similar creation, consolidation, division, or dissolution if previously denied.
             2753          (1) In determining whether to approve the creation of a conservation district, the
             2754      consolidation of existing conservation districts, or the division or dissolution of an existing
             2755      conservation district, the commission shall consider:
             2756          (a) the demonstrated necessity and administrative practicality of the creation,
             2757      consolidation, division, or dissolution;
             2758          (b) the topography of and soil compositions and prevailing land use practices within
             2759      the area of the proposed or existing conservation district or districts;
             2760          (c) the hydrologic unit code of the watershed in which the area of the proposed or
             2761      existing conservation district or districts is located;
             2762          (d) the relationship of the area of the proposed or existing conservation district or
             2763      districts to existing watersheds and agricultural regions; and
             2764          (e) the sentiment expressed by persons within the area of the proposed or existing
             2765      conservation district or districts with respect to the proposed creation, consolidation, division,
             2766      or dissolution.
             2767          (2) After holding a public hearing as required under Subsection 17D-3-201 (2)(b) and
             2768      considering the factors listed in Subsection (1), the commission shall:
             2769          (a) (i) [deny] disapprove the creation of a conservation district, the consolidation of
             2770      existing conservation districts, or the division or dissolution of an existing conservation
             2771      district, as the case may be, if the commission determines that creation, consolidation,
             2772      division, or dissolution is not necessary or administratively practical; or
             2773          (ii) approve the creation of a conservation district, the consolidation of existing


             2774      conservation districts, or the division or dissolution of an existing conservation district, as the
             2775      case may be, if the commission determines that creation, consolidation, division, or
             2776      dissolution is necessary and administratively practical; and
             2777          (b) set forth in writing the reasons for the commission's action.
             2778          (3) (a) [(i)] If the commission approves the creation, consolidation, division, or
             2779      dissolution, the commission shall [certify its action and]:
             2780          (i) deliver [a copy of the certification] to the lieutenant governor[.]:
             2781          [(ii) Each certification under Subsection (3)(a)(i) of a creation, consolidation, or
             2782      division shall include an accurate legal description of the conservation district or districts as it
             2783      or they are proposed to exist as a result of the creation, consolidation, or division.]
             2784          (A) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             2785      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             2786          (B) except in the case of a dissolution, a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as
             2787      defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             2788          (ii) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of boundary action under
             2789      Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             2790          (A) if the conservation district is or, in the case of dissolution, was located within the
             2791      boundary of a single county, submit to the recorder of that county:
             2792          (I) the original:
             2793          (Aa) notice of an impending boundary action;
             2794          (Bb) certificate of boundary action; and
             2795          (Cc) except in the case of dissolution, approved final local entity plat; and
             2796          (II) a certified copy of the document that the commission adopted approving the
             2797      boundary action; or
             2798          (B) if the conservation district is or, in the case of a dissolution, was located within the
             2799      boundaries of more than a single county:
             2800          (I) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             2801          (Aa) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (3)(a)(ii)(A)(I)(Aa), (Bb), and


             2802      (Cc); and
             2803          (Bb) a certified copy of the document that the commission adopted approving the
             2804      boundary action; and
             2805          (II) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             2806          (Aa) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsections (3)(a)(ii)(A)(I)(Aa), (Bb),
             2807      and (Cc); and
             2808          (Bb) a certified copy of the document that the commission adopted approving the
             2809      boundary action.
             2810          (b) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate of creation,
             2811      consolidation, division, or dissolution under Section 67-1a-6.5 , as the case may be, the
             2812      conservation district is created and incorporated, consolidated, divided, or dissolved,
             2813      respectively.
             2814          (4) If the commission [denies] disapproves a creation, consolidation, division, or
             2815      dissolution under Subsection (2)(a)(i), the commission may not, for six months following the
             2816      denial, consider a similar proposal to create, divide, or dissolve the conservation district or to
             2817      consolidate the conservation districts, as the case may be.
             2818          Section 58. Section 53A-2-101.5 is amended to read:
             2819           53A-2-101.5. Filing of notice and plat relating to school district boundary
             2820      changes including creation, consolidation, division, or dissolution -- Recording
             2821      requirements -- Effective date.
             2822          (1) [Within 30 days after the creation, consolidation, division, or dissolution of a
             2823      school district, or any other change affecting the boundary of a new or existing school district,
             2824      the] The county legislative body shall [file a written notice of the action]:
             2825          (a) within 30 days after the creation, consolidation, division, or dissolution of a school
             2826      district, file with the lieutenant governor[.]:
             2827          [(2) The notice under Subsection (1) shall be accompanied by an accurate map or plat
             2828      showing the boundaries of the affected school districts, prepared and certified by a local
             2829      surveyor and filed with the county surveyor in accordance with Section 17-23-17 .]


             2830          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             2831      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             2832          (ii) except in the case of a dissolution, a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as
             2833      defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             2834          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of boundary action under
             2835      Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             2836          (i) if the school district is or, in the case of dissolution, was located within the
             2837      boundary of a single county, submit to the recorder of that county:
             2838          (A) the original:
             2839          (I) notice of an impending boundary action;
             2840          (II) certificate of boundary action; and
             2841          (III) except in the case of dissolution, approved final local entity plat; and
             2842          (B) if applicable, a certified copy of the resolution approving the boundary action; or
             2843          (ii) if the school district is or, in the case of a dissolution, was located within the
             2844      boundaries of more than a single county:
             2845          (A) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             2846          (I) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (1)(b)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III);
             2847      and
             2848          (II) if applicable, a certified copy of the resolution approving the boundary action; and
             2849          (B) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             2850          (I) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsections (1)(b)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III);
             2851      and
             2852          (II) if applicable, a certified copy of the resolution approving the boundary action.
             2853          [(3)] (2) (a) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of the certificate under Section
             2854      67-1a-6.5 , the creation, consolidation, division, dissolution, or other change affecting the
             2855      boundary of a new or existing school district that was the subject of the action has legal effect.
             2856          (b) (i) As used in this Subsection (2)(b), "affected area" means:
             2857          (A) in the case of the creation of a school district, the area within the school district's


             2858      boundary;
             2859          (B) in the case of the consolidation of multiple school districts, the area within the
             2860      boundary of each school district that is consolidated into another school district;
             2861          (C) in the case of the division of a school district, the area within the boundary of the
             2862      school district created by the division; and
             2863          (D) in the case of an addition to an existing school district, the area added to the
             2864      school district.
             2865          (ii) The effective date of a boundary action, as defined in Section 17-23-20 , for
             2866      purposes of assessing property within the school district is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             2867          (iii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (1)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             2868      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a school district may not levy or
             2869      collect a property tax on property within the affected area.
             2870          Section 59. Section 53A-2-118 is amended to read:
             2871           53A-2-118. Creation of new school district -- Initiation of process -- Procedures
             2872      to be followed.
             2873          (1) A new school district may be created from one or more existing school districts, as
             2874      provided in this section.
             2875          (2) (a) The process to create a new school district may be initiated:
             2876          (i) through a citizens' initiative petition;
             2877          (ii) at the request of the board of the existing district or districts to be affected by the
             2878      creation of the new district; or
             2879          (iii) at the request of a city within the boundaries of the school district or at the request
             2880      of interlocal agreement participants, pursuant to Section 53A-2-118.1 .
             2881          (b) (i) Each petition submitted under Subsection (2)(a)(i) shall be signed by qualified
             2882      electors residing within the geographical boundaries of the proposed new school district equal
             2883      in number to at least 15% of the number of electors in the area who voted for the office of
             2884      governor at the last regular general election.
             2885          (ii) Each request or petition submitted under Subsection (2)(a) shall:


             2886          (A) be filed with the clerk of each county in which any part of the proposed new
             2887      school district is located;
             2888          (B) indicate the typed or printed name and current residence address of each
             2889      governing board member making a request, or registered voter signing a petition, as the case
             2890      may be;
             2891          (C) describe the proposed new school district boundaries; and
             2892          (D) designate up to five signers of the petition or request as sponsors, one of whom
             2893      shall be designated as th