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             1     

UTAH PUBLIC NOTICE WEBSITE

             2     
AMENDMENTS

             3     
2009 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: Stephen H. Urquhart

             6     
House Sponsor: Kevin S. Garn

             7      Cosponsors:
             8      Gregory S. Bell
             9      Curtis S. Bramble
             10      D. Chris Buttars
             11      Allen M. Christensen
             12      Margaret DaytonJon J. Greiner
David P. Hinkins
Scott K. Jenkins
Sheldon L. Killpack
Daniel R. Liljenquist
Karen MayneKaren W. Morgan
Wayne L. Niederhauser
Ralph Okerlund
Luz Robles
Howard A. Stephenson
Michael G. Waddoups              13     
             14      LONG TITLE
             15      General Description:
             16          This bill amends provisions of the Utah Code to allow posting of legal notices on a
             17      website.
             18      Highlighted Provisions:
             19          This bill:
             20          .    amends provisions of the Utah Code to allow posting of legal notices on a website;
             21      and
             22          .    makes technical corrections.
             23      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             24          None
             25      Other Special Clauses:
             26          This bill coordinates with H.B. 67, Public Hearings on Property Tax Increases by
             27      providing substantive and technical changes.
             28          This bill coordinates with S.B. 65, Amendments to Property Tax Notice, Public
             29      Hearing, and Resolution Provisions, by providing substantive, superseding, and
             30      technical changes.


             31          This bill coordinates with S.B. 73, Unincorporated Areas Amendments, by providing
             32      substantive and technical changes
             33          This bill coordinates with S.B. 209, Land Use, Development, and Management Act
             34      Amendments, providing substantive and technical changes.
             35      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             36      AMENDS:
             37          3-1-7, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1994, Chapter 204
             38          4-17-7, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1985, Chapter 18
             39          4-30-5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1979, Chapter 2
             40          6-1-5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             41          7-1-704, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             42          7-1-706, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 91
             43          7-1-709, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 49
             44          7-2-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1994, Chapter 200
             45          7-7-10, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 327
             46          8-5-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 123
             47          9-3-409, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             48          9-8-805, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 241
             49          10-2-108, as repealed and reenacted by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 389
             50          10-2-111, as repealed and reenacted by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 389
             51          10-2-114, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 19
             52          10-2-115, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 1
             53          10-2-116, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 389
             54          10-2-125, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 16 and 19
             55          10-2-406, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             56          10-2-407, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 211
             57          10-2-415, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 206
             58          10-2-418, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 329 and 378


             59          10-2-419, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             60          10-2-501, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 279
             61          10-2-502.5, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 279
             62          10-2-607, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 227
             63          10-2-703, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1977, Chapter 48
             64          10-2-708, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1977, Chapter 48
             65          10-3-818, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 250
             66          10-5-108, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 178
             67          10-6-113, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1979, Chapter 26
             68          10-6-152, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 4
             69          10-7-16, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 90
             70          10-7-19, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             71          10-8-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 3 and 382
             72          10-9a-204, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254
             73          10-9a-205, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254
             74          10-9a-208, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 240
             75          10-18-203, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 83
             76          10-18-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             77          10-18-303, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 83
             78          11-13-219, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             79          11-14-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 83
             80          11-14-315, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 83
             81          11-14-316, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 83
             82          11-14-318, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 21
             83          11-14a-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             84          11-17-16, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1988, Third Special Session, Chapter 1
             85          11-27-4, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1981, Chapter 43
             86          11-27-5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1981, Chapter 43


             87          11-30-5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 84
             88          11-32-10, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1987, Chapter 143
             89          11-32-11, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1987, Chapter 143
             90          11-39-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             91          11-42-202, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             92          11-42-301, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             93          11-42-402, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             94          11-42-404, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             95          11-42-604, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             96          13-31-302, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 349
             97          13-44-202, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 343
             98          16-4-206, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 367
             99          16-4-303, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 367
             100          16-4-312, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 367
             101          16-6a-103, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             102          16-6a-704, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             103          16-6a-814, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 228
             104          16-6a-1407, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 364
             105          16-10a-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 364
             106          16-10a-1407, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 364
             107          16-16-1209, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 363
             108          17-27a-204, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254
             109          17-27a-205, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254
             110          17-27a-208, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 240
             111          17-27a-306, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 250
             112          17-27a-404, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254
             113          17-30-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 234
             114          17-36-12, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1979, Chapter 62


             115          17-36-25, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1975, Chapter 22
             116          17-36-26, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1975, Chapter 22
             117          17-36-40, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1983, Chapter 73
             118          17-41-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 194
             119          17-41-304, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 194
             120          17-41-405, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 194
             121          17-52-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 241
             122          17-53-208, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 192
             123          17A-3-914, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter 5
             124          17A-3-915, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 186
             125          17B-1-211, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             126          17B-1-304, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             127          17B-1-306, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 54, 182, and 360
             128          17B-1-313, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             129          17B-1-413, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             130          17B-1-417, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             131          17B-1-512, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             132          17B-1-609, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             133          17B-1-643, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
             134          17B-1-1204, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             135          17B-1-1307, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
             136          17C-1-601, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 359
             137          17C-2-108, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 359
             138          17C-2-403, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 359
             139          17C-3-107, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 359
             140          17C-3-303, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 359
             141          17C-4-106, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 359
             142          17C-4-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 364


             143          17C-4-302, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 359
             144          17D-1-205, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
             145          17D-2-601, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
             146          17D-3-305, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
             147          19-2-109, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter 112
             148          19-5-110, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter 112
             149          19-6-712, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 283
             150          20A-3-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 326
             151          20A-3-603, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 53
             152          20A-3-604, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 264
             153          20A-5-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 238 and 329
             154          20A-5-405, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 75
             155          20A-7-204.1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 236
             156          20A-9-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 13, 19, and 225
             157          23-21-1.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 218
             158          24-1-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 296
             159          26-8a-405.3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             160          26-8a-406, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 213
             161          26-19-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 72
             162          31A-2-303, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1987, Chapter 161
             163          31A-27a-406, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 309
             164          38-2-3.2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 306
             165          38-8-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1984, Chapter 66
             166          38-13-204, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 187
             167          39-1-15, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             168          40-6-10, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             169          40-8-8, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 194
             170          40-8-10, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1987, Chapter 161


             171          40-8-13, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 35
             172          40-10-13, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             173          40-10-17 (Subsect (2)(t)(ii) Repeal 09/30/09), as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004,
             174      Chapter 230
             175          40-10-27, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 135
             176          41-1a-1103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 56
             177          47-2-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 75
             178          48-2c-1306, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 364
             179          52-4-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 234 and 360
             180          53A-3-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 375
             181          53A-3-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 92
             182          53A-18-104, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1988, Chapter 2
             183          53A-19-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 61, 231, and 236
             184          53A-19-104, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1988, Chapter 2
             185          53B-3-107, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 116
             186          53B-7-101.5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 186
             187          54-4-27, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             188          54-7-17, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1987, Chapter 161
             189          54-8-10, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1969, Chapter 157
             190          54-8-16, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1969, Chapter 157
             191          54-8-23, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1969, Chapter 157
             192          57-1-25, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 209
             193          57-11-11, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 86
             194          59-2-918, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 61, 231, and 236
             195          59-2-919, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 231 and 301
             196          59-2-924, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 61, 118, 231, 236, 330,
             197      360, and 382
             198          59-2-926, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 330


             199          59-2-1303, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter 207
             200          59-2-1309, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 360
             201          59-2-1310, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 198
             202          59-2-1332, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 143
             203          59-2-1332.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 30
             204          59-2-1351, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 75
             205          59-12-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 384
             206          59-12-1001, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 382 and 384
             207          59-12-1102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 237, 382, and 384
             208          63B-1-317, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 86
             209          63B-1a-501, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 2
             210          63B-2-116, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             211          63B-2-216, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             212          63B-3-116, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             213          63B-3-216, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             214          63B-4-116, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             215          63B-5-116, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             216          63B-6-116, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             217          63B-6-216, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             218          63B-6-416, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             219          63B-7-116, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             220          63B-7-216, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             221          63B-7-416, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             222          63B-8-116, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             223          63B-8-216, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             224          63B-8-416, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             225          63B-10-116, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             226          63B-11-116, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105


             227          63B-11-216, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             228          63B-11-316, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             229          63B-11-516, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 105
             230          63C-7-306, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 136
             231          63G-6-401, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             232          63G-9-303, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             233          63H-1-403, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 23
             234          63H-1-701, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 23
             235          63H-1-801, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 23
             236          67-4a-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 18
             237          67-4a-403, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 18
             238          72-3-108, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 324
             239          72-5-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 101
             240          72-6-108, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             241          73-1-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 380 and 382
             242          73-1-16, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             243          73-3-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 99
             244          73-3-12, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 52 and 311
             245          73-3a-107, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 99
             246          73-4-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 136
             247          73-4-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 136
             248          73-4-9, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             249          73-5-14, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             250          73-5-15, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 360 and 382
             251          73-6-2, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             252          75-1-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1977, Chapter 194
             253          75-3-801, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 179
             254          75-7-508, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 64


             255          76-8-809, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1973, Chapter 196
             256          76-10-530, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 203
             257          77-24a-5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 126
             258          78A-6-109, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
             259          78B-5-613, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
             260      ENACTS:
             261          45-1-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             262      RENUMBERS AND AMENDS:
             263          45-1-201, (Renumbered from 45-1-1, Utah Code Annotated 1953)
             264          45-1-202, (Renumbered from 45-1-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter
             265      292)
             266          45-1-301, (Renumbered from 45-1-4, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1971, Chapter 108)
             267          45-1-302, (Renumbered from 45-1-5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1971, Chapter 108)
             268          45-1-303, (Renumbered from 45-1-6, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1971, Chapter 108)
             269          45-1-304, (Renumbered from 45-1-7, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1971, Chapter 108)
             270     
             271      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             272          Section 1. Section 3-1-7 is amended to read:
             273           3-1-7. Amendments to articles of incorporation.
             274          (1) An association may amend its articles of incorporation by the affirmative vote of a
             275      majority of the members voting at:
             276          (a) a regular meeting; or
             277          (b) a special meeting called for that purpose.
             278          (2) Written notice of the proposed amendment and of the time and place of the
             279      meeting shall be provided to the members of the association by any one of the following
             280      procedures:
             281          (a) by mail at the last-known address at least ten days prior to the meeting;
             282          (b) by personal delivery at least ten days prior to the meeting; or


             283          (c) by publication not less than ten days or more than 60 days prior to the meeting:
             284          (i) in a periodical published by or for the association, to which substantially all of its
             285      members are subscribers[,] or;
             286          (ii) in a newspaper or newspapers whose combined circulation is general in the
             287      territory in which the association operates[.]; and
             288          (iii) as required in Section 45-1-101 .
             289          (3) In addition to one of the means set forth in Subsection (2), the association may
             290      give notice by any method established pursuant to the articles of incorporation or bylaws of
             291      the association.
             292          (4) The bylaws may require that the notice period be longer than ten days.
             293          (5) An amendment affecting the preferential rights of any outstanding preferred stock
             294      may not be adopted until the written consent of the holders of a majority of the outstanding
             295      preference shares has been obtained.
             296          (6) After an amendment has been adopted, articles of amendment shall be:
             297          (a) prepared, in duplicate, setting forth the amendment and the fact of the adoption;
             298          (b) signed and acknowledged by the president, chair, vice president, or vice chair and
             299      by the secretary or treasurer; and
             300          (c) filed in the same manner as the original articles of incorporation.
             301          Section 2. Section 4-17-7 is amended to read:
             302           4-17-7. Notice of noxious weeds to be published annually in county -- Notice to
             303      particular property owners to control noxious weeds -- Methods of prevention or control
             304      specified -- Failure to control noxious weeds considered public nuisance.
             305          (1) Each county weed control board before May 1 of each year shall post a general
             306      notice of the noxious weeds within the county in at least three public places within the county
             307      and publish the same notice on:
             308          (a) at least three occasions in a newspaper or other publication of general circulation
             309      within the county[.]; and
             310          (b) as required in Section 45-1-101 .


             311          (2) If the county weed control board determines that particular property within the
             312      county requires prompt and definite attention to prevent or control noxious weeds, it shall
             313      serve the owner or the person in possession of the property, personally or by certified mail, a
             314      notice specifying when and what action should be taken on the property. Methods of
             315      prevention or control may include definite systems of tillage, cropping, use of chemicals, and
             316      use of livestock.
             317          (3) An owner or person in possession of property who fails to take action to control or
             318      prevent the spread of noxious weeds as specified in the notice is maintaining a public
             319      nuisance.
             320          Section 3. Section 4-30-5 is amended to read:
             321           4-30-5. Hearing on license application -- Notice of hearing.
             322          (1) Upon the filing of an application, the chairman of the Livestock Market Committee
             323      shall set a time for hearing on the application in the city or town nearest the proposed site of
             324      the livestock market and cause notice of the time and place of the hearing together with a copy
             325      of the application to be forwarded by mail, not less than 15 days before the hearing date, to the
             326      following:
             327          (a) each licensed livestock market operator within the state; and
             328          (b) each livestock or other interested association or group of persons in the state that
             329      has filed written notice with the committee requesting receipt of notice of such hearings.
             330          (2) Notice of the hearing shall be published 14 days before the scheduled hearing date:
             331          (i) in a daily or weekly newspaper of general circulation within the city or town where
             332      the hearing is scheduled[.]; and
             333          (ii) as required in Section 45-1-101 .
             334          Section 4. Section 6-1-5 is amended to read:
             335           6-1-5. Notice of assignment.
             336          The assignee shall forthwith give notice of such assignment [by publication in some]:
             337          (1) (a) by publication once a week for six weeks:
             338          (i) in a newspaper published in the county[,]; or[, if none,]


             339          (ii) if there is not a newspaper as described in Subsection (1)(a)(i), in a newspaper
             340      [having] of general circulation [therein, which notice shall be published at least once a week
             341      for six weeks; and shall forthwith send a notice] in the county; and
             342          (b) by publication as required in Section 45-1-101 for six weeks; and
             343          (2) by mail to each creditor of whom he shall be informed, directed to his usual place
             344      of residence, requiring such creditor to present to him within three months thereafter his
             345      claims under oath.
             346          Section 5. Section 7-1-704 is amended to read:
             347           7-1-704. Authorization required to engage in business -- Exemptions --
             348      Procedure.
             349          (1) (a) An institution subject to the jurisdiction of the department may maintain an
             350      office in this state or engage in the activities of a financial institution in this state only if it is
             351      authorized to do so by the department.
             352          (b) This Subsection (1) does not apply to:
             353          (i) any person who is lawfully engaging in the activities of a financial institution in
             354      this state on July 1, 1981, unless the institution was not subject to the jurisdiction of the
             355      department before that date;
             356          (ii) an application to establish a branch or additional office; or
             357          (iii) the establishment of a service corporation or service organization.
             358          (2) An applicant for authorization to become an institution subject to the jurisdiction
             359      of the department shall pay to the department the appropriate filing fee, as provided in Section
             360      7-1-401 , and shall file with the commissioner:
             361          (a) its undertaking to pay all expenses incurred in conducting any administrative
             362      proceedings forming part of the department's consideration of the application;
             363          (b) its proposed articles of incorporation and by-laws;
             364          (c) an application in a form prescribed by the commissioner that includes all
             365      information the commissioner requires about the source of the proposed original capital and
             366      about the identity, personal history, business background and experience, financial condition,


             367      and participation in any litigation or administrative proceeding of the organizers, the proposed
             368      members of the board of directors, and the principal officers; and
             369          (d) any other information the commissioner requires.
             370          (3) In addition to the requirements of Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative Procedures
             371      Act, the commissioner shall, at the expense of the applicant:
             372          (a) (i) give notice of the application by publication in three successive issues of a
             373      newspaper of general circulation in the county where the principal place of business is to be
             374      established; and
             375          (ii) give notice of the application by publication as required in Section 45-1-101 ; and
             376          (b) give notice of the application to other institutions subject to the jurisdiction of the
             377      department in a manner and to an extent the commissioner considers appropriate;
             378          (c) cause the appropriate supervisor to make a careful investigation and examination
             379      of the following:
             380          (i) the character, reputation, and financial standing and ability of the organizers;
             381          (ii) the character, financial responsibility, experience, and business qualifications of
             382      those proposed as officers;
             383          (iii) the character and standing in the community of those proposed as directors,
             384      principal stockholders, or owners;
             385          (iv) the need in the service area where the institution would be located, giving
             386      particular consideration to the adequacy of existing financial facilities and the effect the
             387      proposed institution would have on existing institutions in the area;
             388          (v) the ability of the proposed service area to support the proposed institution,
             389      including the extent and nature of existing competition, the economic history and future
             390      prospects of the community, and the opportunity for profitable employment of financial
             391      institution funds; and
             392          (vi) other facts and circumstances bearing on the proposed institution that the
             393      supervisor considers relevant.
             394          (4) (a) The supervisor shall submit findings and recommendations in writing to the


             395      commissioner.
             396          (b) The application, any additional information furnished by the applicant, and the
             397      findings and recommendations of the supervisor may be inspected by any person at the
             398      department's office, except those portions of the application or report the commissioner
             399      declares to be confidential, pursuant to the applicant's request, in order to prevent a clearly
             400      unwarranted invasion of privacy.
             401          (5) (a) If a hearing is held, the applicant shall publish notice of the hearing at the
             402      applicant's expense:
             403          (i) in a newspaper of general circulation within the county where the proposed
             404      institution is to be located at least once a week for three successive weeks before the date of
             405      hearing[.]; and
             406          (ii) as required in Section 45-1-101 for three weeks before the date of the hearing.
             407          (b) The notice shall include the date, time, and place of the hearing and any other
             408      information required by the commissioner.
             409          (c) The commissioner shall act on the record before him within 30 days after receipt of
             410      the transcript of the hearing.
             411          (6) If no hearing is held, the commissioner may, within 90 days of acceptance of the
             412      application as complete, approve or disapprove the application based on the papers filed with
             413      him, together with the supervisor's findings and recommendations.
             414          (7) (a) The commissioner may not approve the application unless the commissioner
             415      finds that the applicant has established by the preponderance of the evidence that:
             416          (i) in light of the need for financial services in the area, the adequacy of existing
             417      facilities, and the effect the proposed institution would have on existing institutions in the
             418      area, the public need and convenience will be promoted by the establishment of the proposed
             419      institution;
             420          (ii) in light of the ability of the proposed service area to support the proposed
             421      institution, including the extent and nature of existing competition, the economic history and
             422      future prospects of the community, and the opportunity for profitable employment of financial


             423      institution funds, conditions in the service area in which the proposed institution would
             424      transact business afford reasonable promise of a successful operation;
             425          (iii) the institution is being formed only for legitimate purposes allowed by the laws of
             426      this state;
             427          (iv) the proposed capital equals or exceeds the required minimum and is adequate in
             428      light of current and prospective conditions;
             429          (v) if the applicant is seeking authority to accept deposits, the deposits will be insured
             430      or guaranteed by an agency of the federal government;
             431          (vi) the proposed officers and directors have sufficient experience, ability, and
             432      standing to afford reasonable promise of a successful operation;
             433          (vii) the name of the proposed financial institution does not resemble the name of any
             434      other institution transacting business in this state so closely as to cause confusion;
             435          (viii) the applicants have complied with all of the provisions of law; and
             436          (ix) no properly managed and soundly operated existing institutions offering
             437      substantially similar services in the service area to which the application relates will be unduly
             438      injured by approval of the application.
             439          (b) The commissioner may condition approval of the application on the institution's
             440      acceptance of requirements or conditions with respect to insurance that the commissioner
             441      considers necessary to protect depositors.
             442          (8) (a) The commissioner shall provide written findings and conclusions on the
             443      application.
             444          (b) Upon approving an application, the commissioner shall:
             445          (i) endorse the approval on the articles of incorporation;
             446          (ii) file one copy with the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code;
             447          (iii) retain one file copy; and
             448          (iv) return one copy to the applicant within ten days after the date of the
             449      commissioner's decision approving the application.
             450          (c) Upon disapproving an application, the commissioner shall mail notice of the


             451      disapproval to the applicant within ten days.
             452          (d) The commissioner may approve an application subject to conditions the
             453      commissioner considers appropriate to protect the public interest and carry out the purposes of
             454      this title.
             455          (e) The commissioner shall give written notice of the decision to all persons who have
             456      filed a protest to the application.
             457          (9) Upon approval of an application for authorization to conduct a business subject to
             458      the jurisdiction of the department, the commissioner shall issue a license, permit, or other
             459      appropriate certificate of authority if:
             460          (a) except in the case of credit unions, all of the capital of the institution being formed
             461      has been paid in; and
             462          (b) all the conditions and other requirements for approval of the application have been
             463      met.
             464          (10) (a) Any approval by the commissioner of an application under this section is
             465      considered revoked unless the business is open and operating within one year from the date of
             466      the approval.
             467          (b) The commissioner, on written application made before the expiration of that
             468      period, and for good cause shown, may extend the date for activation for additional periods
             469      not to exceed six months each.
             470          (11) No person may obtain, for the purpose of resale, a certificate of approval to
             471      operate any institution under the jurisdiction of the department.
             472          (12) The commissioner may approve an application without any notice to other
             473      financial institutions to respond to an emergency arising from the insolvency of an existing
             474      institution or to prevent the failure of an existing institution if the commissioner makes the
             475      findings required by Subsection (7).
             476          Section 6. Section 7-1-706 is amended to read:
             477           7-1-706. Application to commissioner to exercise power -- Procedure.
             478          (1) Except as provided in Sections 7-1-704 and 7-1-705 , by filing a request for agency


             479      action with the commissioner, any person may request the commissioner to:
             480          (a) issue any rule or order;
             481          (b) exercise any powers granted to the commissioner under this title; or
             482          (c) act on any matter that is subject to the approval of the commissioner.
             483          (2) Within ten days of receipt of the request, the commissioner shall, at the applicant's
             484      expense, cause a supervisor to make a careful investigation of the facts relevant or material to
             485      the request.
             486          (3) (a) The supervisor shall submit written findings and recommendations to the
             487      commissioner.
             488          (b) The application, any additional information furnished by the applicant, and the
             489      findings and recommendations of the supervisor may be inspected by any person at the office
             490      of the commissioner, except those portions of the application or report that the commissioner
             491      designates as confidential to prevent a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy.
             492          (4) (a) If a hearing is held concerning the request, the commissioner shall publish
             493      notice of the hearing at the applicant's expense:
             494          (i) in a newspaper of general circulation within the county where the applicant is
             495      located at least once a week for three successive weeks before the date of the hearing[.]; and
             496          (ii) as required in Section 45-1-101 for three weeks before the date of the hearing.
             497          (b) The notice required by Subsection (4)(a) shall include the information required by
             498      the department's rules.
             499          (c) The commissioner shall act upon the request within 30 days after the close of the
             500      hearing, based on the record before the commissioner.
             501          (5) (a) If no hearing is held, the commissioner shall approve or disapprove the request
             502      within 90 days of receipt of the request based on:
             503          (i) the application;
             504          (ii) additional information filed with the commissioner; and
             505          (iii) the findings and recommendations of the supervisor.
             506          (b) The commissioner shall act on the request by issuing findings of fact, conclusions,


             507      and an order, and shall mail a copy of each to:
             508          (i) the applicant;
             509          (ii) all persons who have filed protests to the granting of the application; and
             510          (iii) other persons that the commissioner considers should receive copies.
             511          (6) The commissioner may impose any conditions or limitations on the approval or
             512      disapproval of a request that the commissioner considers proper to:
             513          (a) protect the interest of creditors, depositors, and other customers of an institution;
             514          (b) protect its shareholders or members; and
             515          (c) carry out the purposes of this title.
             516          Section 7. Section 7-1-709 is amended to read:
             517           7-1-709. Branches -- Discontinuance of operation.
             518          (1) A Utah depository institution or out-of-state depository institution authorized to do
             519      business in this state may discontinue operation of a branch upon resolution of its board of
             520      directors.
             521          (2) Upon adopting the resolution, the institution shall file an application with the
             522      commissioner specifying:
             523          (a) the location of the branch to be discontinued;
             524          (b) the date of the proposed discontinuance;
             525          (c) the reasons for closing the branch; and
             526          (d) the extent to which the public need and convenience or service to members would
             527      still be adequately met.
             528          (3) (a) Upon filing its application with the commissioner, the institution shall publish
             529      notice of the discontinuance:
             530          (i) in a newspaper serving the area once a week for two consecutive weeks[.]; and
             531          (ii) as required by Section 45-1-101 for two weeks.
             532          (b) The commissioner may approve the application after a reasonable comment period
             533      following publication.
             534          (4) An out-of-state depository institution with a branch in Utah is not subject to the


             535      requirements of this section if the branch to be closed is located outside of Utah.
             536          Section 8. Section 7-2-6 is amended to read:
             537           7-2-6. Possession by commissioner -- Notice -- Presentation, allowance, and
             538      disallowance of claims -- Objections to claims.
             539          (1) (a) Possession of an institution by the commissioner commences when notice of
             540      taking possession is:
             541          (i) posted in each office of the institution located in this state; or
             542          (ii) delivered to a controlling person or officer of the institution.
             543          (b) All notices, records, and other information regarding possession of an institution
             544      by the commissioner may be kept confidential, and all court records and proceedings relating
             545      to the commissioner's possession may be sealed from public access if:
             546          (i) the commissioner finds it is in the best interests of the institution and its depositors
             547      not to notify the public of the possession by the commissioner;
             548          (ii) the deposit and withdrawal of funds and payment to creditors of the institution is
             549      not suspended, restricted, or interrupted; and
             550          (iii) the court approves.
             551          (2) (a) (i) Within 15 days after taking possession of an institution or other person
             552      under the jurisdiction of the department, the commissioner shall publish a notice to all persons
             553      who may have claims against the institution or other person to file proof of their claims with
             554      the commissioner before a date specified in the notice.
             555          (ii) The filing date shall be at least 90 days after the date of the first publication of the
             556      notice.
             557          (iii) The notice shall be published:
             558          (A) (I) in a newspaper of general circulation in each city or county in which the
             559      institution or other person, or any subsidiary or service corporation of the institution,
             560      maintains an office[. The notice shall be]; and
             561          (II) published again approximately 30 days and 60 days after the date of the first
             562      publication[.]; and


             563          (B) as required in Section 45-1-101 for 60 days.
             564          (b) (i) Within 60 days of taking possession of a depository institution, the
             565      commissioner shall send a similar notice to all persons whose identity is reflected in the books
             566      or records of the institution as depositors or other creditors, secured or unsecured, parties to
             567      litigation involving the institution pending at the date the commissioner takes possession of
             568      the institution, and all other potential claimants against the institution whose identity is
             569      reasonably ascertainable by the commissioner from examination of the books and records of
             570      the institution. No notice is required in connection with accounts or other liabilities of the
             571      institution that will be paid in full or be fully assumed by another depository institution or trust
             572      company. The notice shall specify a filing date for claims against the institution not less than
             573      60 days after the date of mailing. Claimants whose claims against the institution have been
             574      assumed by another depository institution or trust company pursuant to a merger or purchase
             575      and assumption agreement with the commissioner, or a federal deposit insurance agency
             576      appointed as receiver or liquidator of the institution, shall be notified of the assumption of
             577      their claims and the name and address of the assuming party within 60 days after the claim is
             578      assumed. Unless a purchase and assumption or merger agreement requires otherwise, the
             579      assuming party shall give all required notices. Notice shall be mailed to the address appearing
             580      in the books and records of the institution.
             581          (ii) Inadvertent or unintentional failure to mail a notice to any person entitled to
             582      written notice under this paragraph does not impose any liability on the commissioner or any
             583      receiver or liquidator appointed by him beyond the amount the claimant would be entitled to
             584      receive if the claim had been timely filed and allowed. The commissioner or any receiver or
             585      liquidator appointed by him are not liable for failure to mail notice unless the claimant
             586      establishes that it had no knowledge of the commissioner taking possession of the institution
             587      until after all opportunity had passed for obtaining payment through filing a claim with the
             588      commissioner, receiver, or liquidator.
             589          (c) Upon good cause shown, the court having supervisory jurisdiction may extend the
             590      time in which the commissioner may serve any notice required by this chapter.


             591          (d) The commissioner has the sole power to adjudicate any claim against the
             592      institution, its property or other assets, tangible or intangible, and to settle or compromise
             593      claims within the priorities set forth in Section 7-2-15 . Any action of the commissioner is
             594      subject to judicial review as provided in Subsection (9).
             595          (e) A receiver or liquidator of the institution appointed by the commissioner has all the
             596      duties, powers, authority, and responsibilities of the commissioner under this section. All
             597      claims against the institution shall be filed with the receiver or liquidator within the applicable
             598      time specified in this section and the receiver or liquidator shall adjudicate the claims as
             599      provided in Subsection (2)(d).
             600          (f) The procedure established in this section is the sole remedy of claimants against an
             601      institution or its assets in the possession of the commissioner.
             602          (3) With respect to a claim which appears in the books and records of an institution or
             603      other person in the possession of the commissioner as a secured claim, which, for purposes of
             604      this section is a claim that constitutes an enforceable, perfected lien, evidenced in writing, on
             605      the assets or other property of the institution:
             606          (a) The commissioner shall allow or disallow each secured claim filed on or before the
             607      filing date within 30 days after receipt of the claim and shall notify each secured claimant by
             608      certified mail or in person of the basis for, and any conditions imposed on, the allowance or
             609      disallowance.
             610          (b) For all allowed secured claims, the commissioner shall be bound by the terms,
             611      covenants, and conditions relating to the assets or other property subject to the claim, as set
             612      forth in the note, bond, or other security agreement which evidences the secured claim, unless
             613      the commissioner has given notice to the claimant of his intent to abandon the assets or other
             614      property subject to the secured claim at the time the commissioner gave the notice described in
             615      Subsection (3)(a).
             616          (c) No petition for lifting the stay provided by Section 7-2-7 may be filed with respect
             617      to a secured claim before the claim has been filed and allowed or disallowed by the
             618      commissioner in accordance with Subsection (3)(a).


             619          (4) With respect to all other claims other than secured claims:
             620          (a) Each claim filed on or before the filing date shall be allowed or disallowed within
             621      180 days after the final publication of notice.
             622          (b) If notice of disallowance is not served upon the claimant by the commissioner
             623      within 210 days after the date of final publication of notice, the claim is considered
             624      disallowed.
             625          (c) The rights of claimants and the amount of a claim shall be determined as of the
             626      date the commissioner took possession of the institution under this chapter. Claims based on
             627      contractual obligations of the institution in existence on the date of possession may be allowed
             628      unless the obligation of the institution is dependent on events occurring after the date of
             629      possession, or the amount or worth of the claim cannot be determined before any distribution
             630      of assets of the institution is made to claimants having the same priority under Section 7-2-15 .
             631          (d) (i) An unliquidated claim against the institution, including claims based on alleged
             632      torts for which the institution would have been liable on the date the commissioner took
             633      possession of the institution and any claims for a right to an equitable remedy for breach of
             634      performance by the institution, may be filed in an estimated amount. The commissioner may
             635      disallow or allow the claim in an amount determined by the commissioner, settle the claim in
             636      an amount approved by the court, or, in his discretion, refer the claim to the court designated
             637      by Section 7-2-2 for determination in accordance with procedures designated by the court. If
             638      the institution held on the date of possession by the commissioner a policy of insurance that
             639      would apply to the liability asserted by the claimant, the commissioner, or any receiver
             640      appointed by him may assign to the claimant all rights of the institution under the insurance
             641      policy in full satisfaction of the claim.
             642          (ii) If the commissioner finds there are or may be issues of fact or law as to the validity
             643      of a claim, liquidated or unliquidated, or its proper allowance or disallowance under the
             644      provisions of this chapter, he may appoint a hearing examiner to conduct a hearing and to
             645      prepare and submit recommended findings of fact and conclusions of law for final
             646      consideration by the commissioner. The hearing shall be conducted as provided in rules or


             647      regulations issued by the commissioner. The decision of the commissioner shall be based on
             648      the record before the hearing examiner and information the commissioner considers relevant
             649      and shall be subject to judicial review as provided in Subsection (9).
             650          (e) A claim may be disallowed if it is based on actions or documents intended to
             651      deceive the commissioner or any receiver or liquidator appointed by him.
             652          (f) The commissioner may defer payment of any claim filed on behalf of a person who
             653      was at any time in control of the institution within the meaning of Section 7-1-103 , pending
             654      the final determination of all claims of the institution against that person.
             655          (g) The commissioner or any receiver appointed by him may disallow a claim that
             656      seeks a dollar amount if it is determined by the court having jurisdiction under Section 7-2-2
             657      that the commissioner or receiver or conservator will not have any assets with which to pay the
             658      claim under the priorities established by Section 7-2-15 .
             659          (h) The commissioner may adopt rules to establish such alternative dispute resolution
             660      processes as may be appropriate for the resolution of claims filed against an institution under
             661      this chapter.
             662          (i) In establishing alternative dispute resolution processes, the commissioner shall
             663      strive for procedures that are expeditious, fair, independent, and low cost. The commissioner
             664      shall seek to develop incentives for claimants to participate in the alternative dispute
             665      resolution process.
             666          (j) The commissioner may establish both binding and nonbinding processes, which
             667      may be conducted by any government or private party, but all parties, including the claimant
             668      and the commissioner or any receiver appointed by him, must agree to the use of the process
             669      in a particular case.
             670          (5) Claims filed after the filing date are disallowed, unless:
             671          (a) the claimant who did not file his claim timely demonstrates that he did not have
             672      notice or actual knowledge of the proceedings in time to file a timely proof of claim; and
             673          (b) proof of the claim was filed prior to the last distribution of assets. For the purpose
             674      of this subsection only, late filed claims may be allowed if proof was filed before the final


             675      distribution of assets of the institution to claimants of the same priority and are payable only
             676      out of the remaining assets of the institution.
             677          (c) A late filed claim may be disallowed under any other provision of this section.
             678          (6) Debts owing to the United States or to any state or its subdivisions as a penalty or
             679      forfeiture are not allowed, except for the amount of the pecuniary loss sustained by the act,
             680      transaction, or proceeding out of which the penalty or forfeiture arose.
             681          (7) Except as otherwise provided in Subsection 7-2-15 (1)(a), interest accruing on any
             682      claim after the commissioner has taken possession of an institution or other person under this
             683      chapter may be disallowed.
             684          (8) A claim against an institution or its assets based on a contract or agreement may be
             685      disallowed unless the agreement: (a) is in writing; (b) is otherwise a valid and enforceable
             686      contract; and (c) has continuously, from the time of its execution, been an official record of
             687      the institution. The requirements of this Subsection (8) do not apply to claims for goods sold
             688      or services rendered to an institution in the ordinary course of business by trade creditors who
             689      do not customarily use written agreements or other documents.
             690          (9) (a) Objection to any claim allowed or disallowed may be made by any depositor or
             691      other claimant by filing a written objection with the commissioner within 30 days after service
             692      of the notice of allowance or disallowance. The commissioner shall present the objection to
             693      the court for hearing and determination upon written notice to the claimant and to the filing
             694      party. The notice shall set forth the time and place of hearing. After the 30-day period, no
             695      objection may be filed. This Subsection (9) does not apply to secured claims allowed under
             696      Subsection (3).
             697          (b) The hearing shall be based on the record before the commissioner and any
             698      additional evidence the court allowed to provide the parties due process of law.
             699          (c) The court may not reverse or otherwise modify the determination of the
             700      commissioner with respect to the claim unless it finds the determination of the commissioner
             701      to be arbitrary, capricious, or otherwise contrary to law. The burden of proof is on the party
             702      objecting to the determination of the commissioner.


             703          (d) An appeal from any final judgment of the court with respect to a claim may be
             704      taken as provided by law by the claimant, the commissioner, or any person having standing to
             705      object to the allowance or disallowance of the claim.
             706          (10) If a claim against the institution has been asserted in any judicial, administrative,
             707      or other proceeding pending at the time the commissioner took possession of the institution
             708      under this chapter or under Chapter 19, Acquisition of Failing Depository Institutions or
             709      Holding Companies, the claimant shall file copies of all documents of record in the pending
             710      proceeding with the commissioner within the time for filing claims as provided in Subsection
             711      (2). Such a claim shall be allowed or disallowed within 90 days of the receipt of the complete
             712      record of the proceedings. No application to lift the stay of a pending proceeding shall be filed
             713      until the claim has been allowed or disallowed. The commissioner may petition the court
             714      designated by Section 7-2-2 to lift the stay to determine whether the claim should be allowed
             715      or disallowed.
             716          (11) All claims allowed by the commissioner and not disallowed or otherwise
             717      modified by the court under Subsection (9), if not paid within 30 days after allowance, shall be
             718      evidenced by a certificate payable only out of the assets of the institution in the possession of
             719      the commissioner, subject to the priorities set forth in Section 7-2-15 . This provision does not
             720      apply to a secured claim allowed by the commissioner under Subsection (3)(a).
             721          Section 9. Section 7-7-10 is amended to read:
             722           7-7-10. Meetings of mutual association members -- Voting -- Notice.
             723          (1) (a) An annual meeting of the members of each mutual association shall be held at
             724      the time and place fixed in the bylaws of the association.
             725          (b) Special meetings may be called as provided in the bylaws.
             726          (2) (a) The members entitled to vote at any meeting of the members shall be those who
             727      are members of record at the end of the calendar month next preceding the date of the meeting
             728      of members, except those who have ceased to be members.
             729          (b) The number of votes that a member is entitled to cast shall be determined in
             730      accordance with the books on the date determinative of entitlement to vote.


             731          (3) In the determination of all questions requiring action by the members, each
             732      member shall be entitled to cast:
             733          (a) one vote; and
             734          (b) any additional vote that the member may cast under the bylaws of the association.
             735          (4) (a) (i) Subject to Subsection (4)(a)(ii), at any meeting of the members, voting may
             736      be:
             737          (A) in person; or
             738          (B) by proxy.
             739          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (4)(a)(i), a proxy is not eligible to be voted at any
             740      meeting unless the proxy has been filed with the secretary of the association, for verification,
             741      at least five days before the date of the meeting.
             742          (b) Every proxy shall:
             743          (i) be in writing;
             744          (ii) be signed by the member or the member's duly authorized attorney in fact; and
             745          (iii) continue in force from year to year:
             746          (A) when filed with the secretary;
             747          (B) if so specified in the proxy; and
             748          (C) until:
             749          (I) revoked by a writing duly delivered to the secretary; or
             750          (II) superseded by subsequent proxies.
             751          (5) (a) At an annual meeting or at any special meeting of the members, any number of
             752      members present in person or by proxy eligible to be voted constitutes a quorum.
             753          (b) A majority of all votes cast at any meeting of members shall determine any
             754      question unless this chapter specifically provides otherwise.
             755          (6) (a) No notice of annual meetings of members need be given to members.
             756          (b) Subject to Subsection (6)(c), notice of each special meeting of members shall:
             757          (i) state:
             758          (A) the purpose for which the meeting is called;


             759          (B) the place of the meeting; and
             760          (C) the time when the meeting shall convene; and
             761          (ii) (A) be published:
             762          (I) once a week for two consecutive calendar weeks (in each instance, on any day of
             763      the week) before the date on which the special meeting shall convene[; and (II)], in a
             764      newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the home office of the association is
             765      located; and
             766          (II) as required in Section 45-1-101 for two calendar weeks before the date on which
             767      the special meeting shall convene; and
             768          (B) be posted in a conspicuous place in all offices of the association during the 30
             769      days immediately preceding the date on which the special meeting convenes.
             770          (c) No notice need be given of a meeting if all the members entitled to vote, vote in
             771      favor of an action at the meeting of the members.
             772          Section 10. Section 8-5-6 is amended to read:
             773           8-5-6. Alternative council or board procedures for notice -- Termination of
             774      rights.
             775          (1) As an alternative to the procedures set forth in Sections 8-5-1 through 8-5-4 , a
             776      municipal council or cemetery maintenance district board may pass a resolution demanding
             777      that the owner of a lot, site, or portion of the cemetery, which has been unused for burial
             778      purposes for more than 60 years, file with the county recorder, city recorder, or town clerk
             779      notice of any claim to the lot, site, or portion of the cemetery.
             780          (2) The municipal council or cemetery maintenance district board shall then cause a
             781      copy of the resolution to be personally served on the owner in the same manner as personal
             782      service of process in a civil action. The resolution shall notify the owner that the owner shall,
             783      within 60 days after service of the resolution on the owner, express interest in maintaining the
             784      cemetery lot, site, or portion of the cemetery and submit satisfactory evidence of an intention
             785      to use the lot, site, or portion of the cemetery for a burial.
             786          (3) If the owner cannot be personally served with the resolution of the municipal


             787      council or cemetery maintenance district board as required in Subsection (2), the municipal
             788      council or cemetery maintenance district board shall publish its resolution:
             789          (a) (i) for three successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation within the
             790      county; and
             791          (ii) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for three weeks; and
             792          (b) mail a copy of the resolution within 14 days after the publication to the owner's
             793      last known address, if available.
             794          (4) If, for 30 days after the last date of service or publication of the municipal council's
             795      or cemetery maintenance district board's resolution, the owner or person with a legal interest in
             796      the cemetery lot fails to state a valid interest in the use of the cemetery lot, site, or portion of
             797      the cemetery for burial purposes, the owner's rights are terminated and that portion of the
             798      cemetery shall be vested in the municipality or cemetery maintenance district.
             799          Section 11. Section 9-3-409 is amended to read:
             800           9-3-409. Actions on validity or enforceability of bonds -- Time for bringing
             801      action.
             802          (1) In any suit, action, or proceeding involving the validity or enforceability of any
             803      bond issued under this chapter or the security for them, any such bond reciting in substance
             804      that it has been issued by the authority in connection with the Utah Science Center shall be
             805      conclusively [deemed] considered to have been issued for that purpose.
             806          (2) (a) After receiving notice described in Subsection (2)(a)(ii), a person may contest:
             807          (i) (A) the legality of a resolution;
             808          (B) notice of bonds to be issued; or
             809          (C) a provision made for the security and payment of the bonds; and
             810          [(2) For] (ii) for a period of 30 days after the publication of the resolution authorizing
             811      the bonds, or a notice of bonds to be issued by the authority containing those items described
             812      in Section 11-14-316 :
             813          (A) in a newspaper having general circulation in the area of operation[, any person
             814      may contest the legality of the resolution authorizing any bonds, notice of bonds to be issued,


             815      or any provisions made for the security and payment of the bonds.]; or
             816          (B) as required in Section 45-1-101 .
             817          (b) After the 30-day period no one has any cause of action to contest the regularity,
             818      formality, or legality of the notice of bonds to be issued or the bonds for any cause whatsoever.
             819          Section 12. Section 9-8-805 is amended to read:
             820           9-8-805. Collecting institutions -- Perfecting title -- Notice.
             821          (1) (a) Any collecting institution wishing to perfect title in any reposited materials held
             822      by it shall send, by registered mail, a notice containing the information required by this section
             823      to the last-known address of the last-known owner of the property.
             824          (b) The collecting institution shall publish a notice containing the information
             825      required by this section [at least once per week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of
             826      general circulation in the county where the collecting institution is located if]:
             827          (i) if:
             828          [(i)] (A) the owner or the address of the owner of the reposited materials is unknown;
             829          [(ii)] (B) the mailed notice is returned to the collecting institution without a
             830      forwarding address; or
             831          [(iii)] (C) the owner does not claim the reposited materials within 90 days after the
             832      notice was mailed[.]; and
             833          (ii) (A) by publication at least once per week for two consecutive weeks in a
             834      newspaper of general circulation in the county where the collection institution is located; and
             835          (B) by publication in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for two weeks.
             836          (2) The notices required by this section shall include:
             837          (a) the name, if known, and the last-known address, if any, of the last-known owner of
             838      the reposited materials;
             839          (b) a description of the reposited materials;
             840          (c) the name of the collecting institution that has possession of the reposited materials
             841      and a person within that institution whom the owner may contact; and
             842          (d) a statement that if the reposited materials are not claimed within 90 days from the


             843      date that the notice is published [in the newspaper for the second time] in accordance with
             844      Subsection (1)(b), the reposited materials are considered to be abandoned and become the
             845      property of the collecting institution.
             846          (3) If no one has claimed the reposited materials within 90 days after the date that the
             847      notice is published [in the newspaper for the second time,] in accordance with Subsection
             848      (1)(b), the reposited materials are considered to be abandoned and are the property of the
             849      collecting institution.
             850          Section 13. Section 10-2-108 is amended to read:
             851           10-2-108. Public hearings on feasibility study results -- Notice of hearings.
             852          (1) If the results of the feasibility study or supplemental feasibility study meet the
             853      requirements of Subsection 10-2-109 (3), the county legislative body shall, at its next regular
             854      meeting after receipt of the results of the feasibility study or supplemental feasibility study,
             855      schedule at least two public hearings to be held:
             856          (a) within the following 60 days;
             857          (b) at least seven days apart;
             858          (c) in geographically diverse locations within the proposed city; and
             859          (d) for the purpose of allowing:
             860          (i) the feasibility consultant to present the results of the study; and
             861          (ii) the public to become informed about the feasibility study results and to ask
             862      questions about those results of the feasibility consultant.
             863          (2) (a) (i) The county clerk shall publish notice of the public hearings required under
             864      Subsection (1):
             865          (A) at least once a week for three successive weeks in a newspaper of general
             866      circulation within the proposed city[.]; and
             867          (B) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for three weeks.
             868          (ii) The last publication of notice required under Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A) shall be at
             869      least three days before the first public hearing required under Subsection (1).
             870          (b) (i) If, under Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A), there is no newspaper of general circulation


             871      within the proposed city, the county clerk shall post at least one notice of the hearings per
             872      1,000 population in conspicuous places within the proposed city that are most likely to give
             873      notice of the hearings to the residents of the proposed city.
             874          (ii) The clerk shall post the notices under Subsection (2)(b)(i) at least seven days
             875      before the first hearing under Subsection (1).
             876          (c) The notice under Subsections (2)(a) and (b) shall include the feasibility study
             877      summary under Subsection 10-2-106 (3)(b) and shall indicate that a full copy of the study is
             878      available for inspection and copying at the office of the county clerk.
             879          Section 14. Section 10-2-111 is amended to read:
             880           10-2-111. Incorporation election.
             881          (1) At the next special election date under Section 20A-1-204 more than 45 days after
             882      the county legislative body's receipt of the certified petition or certified modified petition
             883      under Subsection 10-2-110 (1)(b)(i), the county legislative body shall hold an election on the
             884      proposed incorporation.
             885          (2) (a) The county clerk shall publish notice of the election:
             886          (i) in a newspaper of general circulation within the area proposed to be incorporated at
             887      least once a week for three successive weeks[.]; and
             888          (ii) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for three weeks.
             889          (b) The notice required by Subsection (2)(a) shall contain:
             890          (i) a statement of the contents of the petition;
             891          (ii) a description of the area proposed to be incorporated as a city;
             892          (iii) a statement of the date and time of the election and the location of polling places;
             893      and
             894          (iv) the feasibility study summary under Subsection 10-2-106 (3)(b) and a statement
             895      that a full copy of the study is available for inspection and copying at the office of the county
             896      clerk.
             897          (c) The last publication of notice required under Subsection (2)(a) shall occur at least
             898      one day but no more than seven days before the election.


             899          (d) (i) [If ] In accordance with Subsection (2)(a)(i), if there is no newspaper of general
             900      circulation within the proposed city, the county clerk shall post at least one notice of the
             901      election per 1,000 population in conspicuous places within the proposed city that are most
             902      likely to give notice of the election to the voters of the proposed city.
             903          (ii) The clerk shall post the notices under Subsection (2)(d)(i) at least seven days
             904      before the election under Subsection (1).
             905          Section 15. Section 10-2-114 is amended to read:
             906           10-2-114. Determination of number of council members -- Determination of
             907      election districts -- Hearings and notice.
             908          (1) If the incorporation proposal passes, the petition sponsors shall, within 25 days of
             909      the canvass of the election under Section 10-2-111 :
             910          (a) if the voters at the incorporation election choose the council-mayor form of
             911      government, determine the number of council members that will constitute the council of the
             912      future city;
             913          (b) if the voters at the incorporation election vote to elect council members by district,
             914      determine the number of council members to be elected by district and draw the boundaries of
             915      those districts, which shall be substantially equal in population;
             916          (c) determine the initial terms of the mayor and members of the city council so that:
             917          (i) the mayor and approximately half the members of the city council are elected to
             918      serve an initial term, of no less than one year, that allows their successors to serve a full
             919      four-year term that coincides with the schedule established in Subsection 10-3-205 (1); and
             920          (ii) the remaining members of the city council are elected to serve an initial term, of no
             921      less than one year, that allows their successors to serve a full four-year term that coincides
             922      with the schedule established in Subsection 10-3-205 (2); and
             923          (d) submit in writing to the county legislative body the results of the sponsors'
             924      determinations under Subsections (1)(a), (b), and (c).
             925          (2) (a) Before making a determination under Subsection (1)(a), (b), or (c), the petition
             926      sponsors shall hold a public hearing within the future city on the applicable issues under


             927      Subsections (1)(a), (b), and (c).
             928          (b) (i) The petition sponsors shall publish notice of the public hearing under
             929      Subsection (2)(a):
             930          (A) in a newspaper of general circulation within the future city at least once a week for
             931      two successive weeks before the hearing[.]; and
             932          (B) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for two weeks before the hearing.
             933          (ii) The last publication of notice under Subsection (2)(b)(i)(A) shall be at least three
             934      days before the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a).
             935          (c) (i) [If] In accordance with Subsection (2)(b)(i)(A), if there is no newspaper of
             936      general circulation within the future city, the petition sponsors shall post at least one notice of
             937      the hearing per 1,000 population in conspicuous places within the future city that are most
             938      likely to give notice of the hearing to the residents of the future city.
             939          (ii) The petition sponsors shall post the notices under Subsection (2)(c)(i) at least
             940      seven days before the hearing under Subsection (2)(a).
             941          Section 16. Section 10-2-115 is amended to read:
             942           10-2-115. Notice of number of commission or council members to be elected and
             943      of district boundaries -- Declaration of candidacy for city office.
             944          (1) (a) Within 20 days of the county legislative body's receipt of the information under
             945      Subsection 10-2-114 (1)(d), the county clerk shall publish [in a newspaper of general
             946      circulation within the future city a], in accordance with Subsection (1)(b), notice containing:
             947          (i) the number of commission or council members to be elected for the new city;
             948          (ii) if some or all of the commission or council members are to be elected by district, a
             949      description of the boundaries of those districts as designated by the petition sponsors under
             950      Subsection 10-2-114 (1)(b);
             951          (iii) information about the deadline for filing a declaration of candidacy for those
             952      seeking to become candidates for mayor or city commission or council; and
             953          (iv) information about the length of the initial term of each of the city officers, as
             954      determined by the petition sponsors under Subsection 10-2-114 (1)(c).


             955          (b) The notice under Subsection (1)(a) shall be published:
             956          (i) in a newspaper of general circulation within the future city at least once a week for
             957      two successive weeks[.]; and
             958          (ii) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for two weeks.
             959          (c) (i) [If] In accordance with Subsection (1)(b)(i), if there is no newspaper of general
             960      circulation within the future city, the county clerk shall post at least one notice per 1,000
             961      population in conspicuous places within the future city that are most likely to give notice to
             962      the residents of the future city.
             963          (ii) The notice under Subsection (1)(c)(i) shall contain the information required under
             964      Subsection (1)(a).
             965          (iii) The petition sponsors shall post the notices under Subsection (1)(c)(i) at least
             966      seven days before the deadline for filing a declaration of candidacy under Subsection (2).
             967          (2) Notwithstanding Subsection 20A-9-203 (2)(a), each person seeking to become a
             968      candidate for mayor or city commission or council of a city incorporating under this part shall,
             969      within 45 days of the incorporation election under Section 10-2-111 , file a declaration of
             970      candidacy with the clerk of the county in which the future city is located.
             971          Section 17. Section 10-2-116 is amended to read:
             972           10-2-116. Election of officers of new city.
             973          (1) For the election of city officers, the county legislative body shall:
             974          (a) unless a primary election is prohibited by Subsection 20A-9-404 (2), hold a primary
             975      election; and
             976          (b) hold a final election.
             977          (2) Each election under Subsection (1) shall be:
             978          (a) appropriate to the form of government chosen by the voters at the incorporation
             979      election;
             980          (b) consistent with the voters' decision about whether to elect commission or council
             981      members by district and, if applicable, consistent with the boundaries of those districts as
             982      determined by the petition sponsors; and


             983          (c) consistent with the sponsors' determination of the number of commission or
             984      council members to be elected and the length of their initial term.
             985          (3) (a) Subject to Subsection (3)(b) and except as provided in Subsection (5), the
             986      primary election under Subsection (1)(a) shall be held at the earliest of the next:
             987          (i) regular general election under Section 20A-1-201 ;
             988          (ii) municipal primary election under Section 20A-9-404 ;
             989          (iii) municipal general election under Section 20A-1-202 ; or
             990          (iv) special election under Section 20A-1-204 .
             991          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), the primary election under Subsection (1)(a)
             992      may not be held until 75 days after the incorporation election under Section 10-2-111 .
             993          (4) Except as provided in Subsection (5), the final election under Subsection (1)(b)
             994      shall be held at the next special election date under Section 20A-1-204 :
             995          (a) after the primary election; or
             996          (b) if there is no primary election, more than 75 days after the incorporation election
             997      under Section 10-2-111 .
             998          (5) Notwithstanding Subsections (3) and (4), the county legislative body may hold the
             999      primary and final elections required under Subsection (1) on the dates provided for the next
             1000      municipal primary election under Section 20A-9-404 and the next municipal general election
             1001      under Section 20A-1-202 , respectively, after the incorporation election, if:
             1002          (a) with the results under Subsection 10-2-114 (1)(d), the petition sponsors submit to
             1003      the county legislative body a written request to that effect; and
             1004          (b) the incorporation election under Section 10-2-111 took place in February or May
             1005      of an odd-numbered year.
             1006          (6) (a) (i) The county clerk shall publish notice of an election under this section:
             1007          (A) at least once a week for two successive weeks in a newspaper of general
             1008      circulation within the future city[.]; and
             1009          (B) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for two weeks.
             1010          (ii) The later notice under Subsection (6)(a)(i) shall be at least one day but no more


             1011      than seven days before the election.
             1012          (b) (i) [If ] In accordance with Subsection (6)(a)(i)(A), if there is no newspaper of
             1013      general circulation within the future city, the county clerk shall post at least one notice of the
             1014      election per 1,000 population in conspicuous places within the future city that are most likely
             1015      to give notice of the election to the voters.
             1016          (ii) The county clerk shall post the notices under Subsection (6)(b)(i) at least seven
             1017      days before each election under Subsection (1).
             1018          (7) Until the city is incorporated, the county clerk is the election officer for all
             1019      purposes in an election of officers of the city approved at an incorporation election.
             1020          Section 18. Section 10-2-125 is amended to read:
             1021           10-2-125. Incorporation of a town.
             1022          (1) As used in this section:
             1023          (a) "Assessed value," with respect to agricultural land, means the value at which the
             1024      land would be assessed without regard to a valuation for agricultural use under Section
             1025      59-2-503 .
             1026          (b) "Financial feasibility study" means a study to determine:
             1027          (i) the projected revenues for the proposed town during the first three years after
             1028      incorporation; and
             1029          (ii) the projected costs, including overhead, that the proposed town will incur in
             1030      providing governmental services during the first three years after incorporation.
             1031          (c) "Municipal service" means a publicly provided service that is not provided on a
             1032      countywide basis.
             1033          (d) "Nonurban" means having a residential density of less than one unit per acre.
             1034          (2) (a) (i) A contiguous area of a county not within a municipality, with a population
             1035      of at least 100 but less than 1,000, may incorporate as a town as provided in this section.
             1036          (ii) An area within a county of the first class is not contiguous for purposes of
             1037      Subsection (2)(a)(i) if:
             1038          (A) the area includes a strip of land that connects geographically separate areas; and


             1039          (B) the distance between the geographically separate areas is greater than the average
             1040      width of the strip of land connecting the geographically separate areas.
             1041          (b) The population figure under Subsection (2)(a) shall be determined:
             1042          (i) as of the date the incorporation petition is filed; and
             1043          (ii) by the Utah Population Estimates Committee within 20 days after the county
             1044      clerk's certification under Subsection (6) of a petition filed under Subsection (4).
             1045          (3) (a) The process to incorporate an area as a town is initiated by filing a request for a
             1046      public hearing with the clerk of the county in which the area is located.
             1047          (b) Each request for a public hearing under Subsection (3)(a) shall:
             1048          (i) be signed by the owners of at least five separate parcels of private real property,
             1049      each owned by a different owner, located within the area proposed to be incorporated; and
             1050          (ii) be accompanied by an accurate map or plat depicting the boundary of the
             1051      proposed town.
             1052          (c) Within ten days after a request for a public hearing is filed under Subsection (3)(a),
             1053      the county clerk shall, with the assistance of other county officers from whom the clerk
             1054      requests assistance, determine whether the petition complies with the requirements of
             1055      Subsection (3)(b).
             1056          (d) If the clerk determines that a request under Subsection (3)(a) fails to comply with
             1057      the requirements of Subsection (3)(b), the clerk shall reject the request and deliver written
             1058      notice of the rejection to the signers of the request.
             1059          (e) (i) If the clerk determines that a request under Subsection (3)(a) complies with the
             1060      requirements of Subsection (3)(b), the clerk shall:
             1061          (A) schedule and arrange for a public hearing to be held:
             1062          (I) (Aa) at a public facility located within the boundary of the proposed town; or
             1063          (Bb) if there is no public facility within the boundary of the proposed town, at another
             1064      nearby public facility or at the county seat; and
             1065          (II) within 20 days after the clerk provides the last notice required under Subsection
             1066      (3)(e)(i)(B); and


             1067          (B) subject to Subsection (3)(e)(ii), give notice of the public hearing on the proposed
             1068      incorporation by:
             1069          (I) posting notice of the public hearing on the county's Internet website, if the county
             1070      has an Internet website; and
             1071          (II) (Aa) (Ii) publishing notice of the public hearing at least once a week for two
             1072      consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation within the proposed town; [or] and
             1073          (IIii) publishing notice of the public hearing in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for
             1074      two weeks; or
             1075          (Bb) in accordance with Subsection (3)(e)(i)(B)(II)(Aa)(Ii), if there is no newspaper of
             1076      general circulation within the proposed town, posting notice of the public hearing in at least
             1077      five conspicuous public places within the proposed town.
             1078          (ii) The posting of notice required under Subsection (3)(e)(i)(B)(I) and, if applicable,
             1079      Subsection (3)(e)(i)(B)(II)(Bb) and the first publishing of notice required under Subsection
             1080      (3)(e)(i)(B)(II)(Aa), if applicable, shall occur no later than ten days after the clerk determines
             1081      that a request complies with the requirements of Subsection (3)(b).
             1082          (iii) Each public hearing under Subsection (3)(e)(i)(A) shall be conducted by the chair
             1083      of the county commission or council, or the chair's designee, to:
             1084          (A) introduce the concept of the proposed incorporation to the public;
             1085          (B) allow the public to review the map or plat of the boundary of the proposed town;
             1086          (C) allow the public to ask questions and become informed about the proposed
             1087      incorporation; and
             1088          (D) allow the public to express their views about the proposed incorporation,
             1089      including their views about the boundary of the area proposed to be incorporated.
             1090          (4) (a) At any time within three months after the public hearing under Subsection
             1091      (3)(e), a petition to incorporate the area as a town may be filed with the clerk of the county in
             1092      which the area is located.
             1093          (b) Each petition under Subsection (4)(a) shall:
             1094          (i) be signed by:


             1095          (A) the owners of private real property that:
             1096          (I) is located within the area proposed to be incorporated;
             1097          (II) covers a majority of the total private land area within the area;
             1098          (III) is equal in assessed value to more than 1/2 of the assessed value of all private real
             1099      property within the area; and
             1100          (IV) consists, in number of parcels, of at least 1/3 of the number of all parcels of
             1101      private real property within the area proposed to be incorporated; and
             1102          (B) a majority of all registered voters within the area proposed to be incorporated as a
             1103      town, according to the official voter registration list maintained by the county on the date the
             1104      petition is filed;
             1105          (ii) designate as sponsors at least five of the property owners who have signed the
             1106      petition, one of whom shall be designated as the contact sponsor, with the mailing address of
             1107      each owner signing as a sponsor;
             1108          (iii) be accompanied by and circulated with an accurate map or plat, prepared by a
             1109      licensed surveyor, showing a legal description of the boundary of the proposed town; and
             1110          (iv) substantially comply with and be circulated in the following form:
             1111          PETITION FOR INCORPORATION OF (insert the proposed name of the proposed
             1112      town)
             1113          To the Honorable County Legislative Body of (insert the name of the county in which
             1114      the proposed town is located) County, Utah:
             1115          We, the undersigned owners of real property and registered voters within the area
             1116      described in this petition, respectfully petition the county legislative body for the area
             1117      described in this petition to be incorporated as a town. Each of the undersigned affirms that
             1118      each has personally signed this petition and is an owner of real property or a registered voter
             1119      residing within the described area, and that the current residence address of each is correctly
             1120      written after the signer's name. The area proposed to be incorporated as a town is described as
             1121      follows: (insert an accurate description of the area proposed to be incorporated).
             1122          (c) A petition under this Subsection (4) may not describe an area that includes some or


             1123      all of an area proposed for annexation in an annexation petition under Section 10-2-403 that:
             1124          (i) was filed before the filing of the petition; and
             1125          (ii) is still pending on the date the petition is filed.
             1126          (d) A petition may not be filed under this section if the private real property owned by
             1127      the petition sponsors, designated under Subsection (4)(b)(ii), cumulatively exceeds 40% of the
             1128      total private land area within the area proposed to be incorporated as a town.
             1129          (e) A signer of a petition under this Subsection (4) may withdraw or, after withdrawn,
             1130      reinstate the signer's signature on the petition:
             1131          (i) at any time until the county clerk certifies the petition under Subsection (6); and
             1132          (ii) by filing a signed, written withdrawal or reinstatement with the county clerk.
             1133          (5) (a) If a petition is filed under Subsection (4)(a) proposing to incorporate as a town
             1134      an area located within a county of the first class, the county clerk shall deliver written notice of
             1135      the proposed incorporation:
             1136          (i) to each owner of private real property owning more than 1% of the assessed value
             1137      of all private real property within the area proposed to be incorporated as a town; and
             1138          (ii) within seven calendar days after the date on which the petition is filed.
             1139          (b) A private real property owner described in Subsection (5)(a)(i) may exclude all or
             1140      part of the owner's property from the area proposed to be incorporated as a town by filing a
             1141      notice of exclusion:
             1142          (i) with the county clerk; and
             1143          (ii) within ten calendar days after receiving the clerk's notice under Subsection (5)(a).
             1144          (c) The county legislative body shall exclude from the area proposed to be
             1145      incorporated as a town the property identified in the notice of exclusion under Subsection
             1146      (5)(b) if:
             1147          (i) the property:
             1148          (A) is nonurban; and
             1149          (B) does not and will not require a municipal service; and
             1150          (ii) exclusion will not leave an unincorporated island within the proposed town.


             1151          (d) If the county legislative body excludes property from the area proposed to be
             1152      incorporated as a town, the county legislative body shall send written notice of the exclusion to
             1153      the contact sponsor within five days after the exclusion.
             1154          (6) Within 20 days after the filing of a petition under Subsection (4), the county clerk
             1155      shall:
             1156          (a) with the assistance of other county officers from whom the clerk requests
             1157      assistance, determine whether the petition complies with the requirements of Subsection (4);
             1158      and
             1159          (b) (i) if the clerk determines that the petition complies with those requirements:
             1160          (A) certify the petition and deliver the certified petition to the county legislative body;
             1161      and
             1162          (B) mail or deliver written notification of the certification to:
             1163          (I) the contact sponsor;
             1164          (II) if applicable, the chair of the planning commission of each township in which any
             1165      part of the area proposed for incorporation is located; and
             1166          (III) the Utah Population Estimates Committee; or
             1167          (ii) if the clerk determines that the petition fails to comply with any of those
             1168      requirements, reject the petition and notify the contact sponsor in writing of the rejection and
             1169      the reasons for the rejection.
             1170          (7) (a) (i) A petition that is rejected under Subsection (6)(b)(ii) may be amended to
             1171      correct a deficiency for which it was rejected and then refiled with the county clerk.
             1172          (ii) A valid signature on a petition filed under Subsection (4)(a) may be used toward
             1173      fulfilling the signature requirement of Subsection (4)(b) for the same petition that is amended
             1174      under Subsection (7)(a)(i) and then refiled with the county clerk.
             1175          (b) If a petition is amended and refiled under Subsection (7)(a)(i) after having been
             1176      rejected by the county clerk under Subsection (6)(b)(ii):
             1177          (i) the amended petition shall be considered as a newly filed petition; and
             1178          (ii) the amended petition's processing priority is determined by the date on which it is


             1179      refiled.
             1180          (8) (a) (i) The legislative body of a county with which a petition is filed under
             1181      Subsection (4) may, at its option and upon the petition being certified under Subsection (6),
             1182      commission and pay for a financial feasibility study.
             1183          (ii) If the county legislative body chooses to commission a financial feasibility study,
             1184      the county legislative body shall:
             1185          (A) within 20 days after the incorporation petition is certified, select and engage a
             1186      feasibility consultant; and
             1187          (B) require the feasibility consultant to complete the financial feasibility study and
             1188      submit written results of the study to the county legislative body no later than 30 days after the
             1189      feasibility consultant is engaged to conduct the financial feasibility study.
             1190          (b) The county legislative body shall approve a petition proposing the incorporation of
             1191      a town and hold an election for town officers, as provided in Subsection (9), if:
             1192          (i) the county clerk has certified the petition under Subsection (6); and
             1193          (ii) (A) (I) the county legislative body has commissioned a financial feasibility study
             1194      under Subsection (8)(a); and
             1195          (II) the results of the financial feasibility study show that the average annual amount of
             1196      revenues described in Subsection (1)(b)(i) does not exceed the average annual amount of costs
             1197      described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) by more than 10%; or
             1198          (B) the county legislative body chooses not to commission a financial feasibility study.
             1199          (c) (i) If the county legislative body commissions a financial feasibility study under
             1200      Subsection (8)(a) and the results of the financial feasibility study show that the average annual
             1201      amount of revenues described in Subsection (1)(b)(i) exceeds the average annual amount of
             1202      costs described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) by more than 10%, the county legislative body may:
             1203          (A) deny the petition, subject to Subsection (8)(c)(ii), if the results of the financial
             1204      feasibility study show that the average annual amount of revenues described in Subsection
             1205      (1)(b)(i) exceeds the average annual amount of costs described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) by 25%
             1206      or more;


             1207          (B) approve the petition and hold an election for town officers, as provided in
             1208      Subsection (9); or
             1209          (C) (I) with the consent of the petition sponsors:
             1210          (Aa) impose conditions to mitigate the fiscal inequities identified in the financial
             1211      feasibility study; or
             1212          (Bb) alter the boundaries of the area proposed to be incorporated as a town to
             1213      approximate the boundaries necessary to prevent the average annual amount of revenues
             1214      described in Subsection (1)(b)(i) from exceeding the average annual amount of costs described
             1215      in Subsection (1)(b)(ii); and
             1216          (II) approve the incorporation petition and hold an election for town officers, as
             1217      provided in Subsection (9).
             1218          (ii) A county legislative body intending to deny a petition under Subsection
             1219      (8)(c)(i)(A) shall deny the petition within 20 days after the feasibility consultant submits the
             1220      written results of the financial feasibility study.
             1221          (d) Each town that incorporates pursuant to a petition approved after the county
             1222      legislative body imposes conditions under Subsection (8)(c)(i)(C)(I) shall comply with those
             1223      conditions.
             1224          (9) (a) The legislative body of the county in which the proposed new town is located
             1225      shall hold the election for town officers provided for in Subsection (8) within:
             1226          (i) 45 days after the petition is certified, for an election under Subsection (8)(b)(ii)(B);
             1227          (ii) 45 days after the feasibility consultant submits the written results of the financial
             1228      feasibility study, for an election under Subsection (8)(b)(ii)(A) or (8)(c)(i)(B); or
             1229          (iii) 60 days after the feasibility consultant submits the written results of the financial
             1230      feasibility study, for an election under Subsection (8)(c)(i)(C).
             1231          (b) The officers elected at an election under Subsection (9)(a) shall take office:
             1232          (i) at noon on the first Monday in January next following the election, if the election is
             1233      held on a regular general or municipal general election date; or
             1234          (ii) at noon on the first day of the month next following the effective date of the


             1235      incorporation under Subsection (12), if the election of officers is held on any other date.
             1236          (10) Each newly incorporated town shall operate under the five-member council form
             1237      of government as defined in Section 10-3b-102 .
             1238          (11) (a) Within seven days after the canvass of the election of town officers under
             1239      Subsection (9), the mayor-elect of the new town shall file at least three copies of the articles of
             1240      incorporation of the new town with the lieutenant governor.
             1241          (b) The articles of incorporation shall meet the requirements of Subsection
             1242      10-2-119 (2).
             1243          (12) A new town is incorporated:
             1244          (a) on December 31 of the year in which the lieutenant governor issues a certificate of
             1245      entity creation for the town under Section 67-1a-6.5 , if the election of town officers under
             1246      Subsection (9) is held on a regular general or municipal general election date; or
             1247          (b) on the last day of the month during which the lieutenant governor issues a
             1248      certificate of entity creation for the town under Section 67-1a-6.5 , if the election of town
             1249      officers under Subsection (9) is held on any other date.
             1250          (13) For each petition filed before March 5, 2008:
             1251          (a) the petition is subject to and governed by the law in effect at the time the petition
             1252      was filed; and
             1253          (b) the law in effect at the time the petition was filed governs in all administrative and
             1254      judicial proceedings relating to the petition.
             1255          Section 19. Section 10-2-406 is amended to read:
             1256           10-2-406. Notice of certification -- Publishing and providing notice of petition.
             1257          (1) After receipt of the notice of certification from the city recorder or town clerk
             1258      under Subsection 10-2-405 (2)(c)(i), the municipal legislative body shall:
             1259          (a) (i) publish a notice:
             1260          (A) at least once a week for three successive weeks, beginning no later than ten days
             1261      after receipt of the notice of certification, in a newspaper of general circulation within:
             1262          [(A)] (I) the area proposed for annexation; and


             1263          [(B)] (II) the unincorporated area within 1/2 mile of the area proposed for annexation;
             1264      [or] and
             1265          (B) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 , for three weeks, beginning no later than ten
             1266      days after receipt of the notice of certification; and
             1267          (ii) in accordance with Subsection (1)(a)(i)(A), if there is no newspaper of general
             1268      circulation within those areas, post written notices in conspicuous places within those areas
             1269      that are most likely to give notice to residents within those areas; and
             1270          (b) within 20 days of receipt of the notice of certification under Subsection
             1271      10-2-405 (2)(c)(i), mail written notice to each affected entity.
             1272          (2) (a) The notice under Subsections (1)(a) and (b) shall:
             1273          (i) state that a petition has been filed with the municipality proposing the annexation
             1274      of an area to the municipality;
             1275          (ii) state the date of the municipal legislative body's receipt of the notice of
             1276      certification under Subsection 10-2-405 (2)(c)(i);
             1277          (iii) describe the area proposed for annexation in the annexation petition;
             1278          (iv) state that the complete annexation petition is available for inspection and copying
             1279      at the office of the city recorder or town clerk;
             1280          (v) state in conspicuous and plain terms that the municipality may grant the petition
             1281      and annex the area described in the petition unless, within the time required under Subsection
             1282      10-2-407 (2)(a)(i)(A), a written protest to the annexation petition is filed with the commission
             1283      and a copy of the protest delivered to the city recorder or town clerk of the proposed annexing
             1284      municipality;
             1285          (vi) state the address of the commission or, if a commission has not yet been created in
             1286      the county, the county clerk, where a protest to the annexation petition may be filed;
             1287          (vii) state that the area proposed for annexation to the municipality will also
             1288      automatically be annexed to a local district providing fire protection, paramedic, and
             1289      emergency services, as provided in Section 17B-1-416 , if:
             1290          (A) the proposed annexing municipality is entirely within the boundaries of a local


             1291      district:
             1292          (I) that provides fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services; and
             1293          (II) in the creation of which an election was not required because of Subsection
             1294      17B-1-214 (3)(c); and
             1295          (B) the area proposed to be annexed to the municipality is not already within the
             1296      boundaries of the local district; and
             1297          (viii) state that the area proposed for annexation to the municipality will be
             1298      automatically withdrawn from a local district providing fire protection, paramedic, and
             1299      emergency services, as provided in Subsection 17B-1-502 (2), if:
             1300          (A) the petition proposes the annexation of an area that is within the boundaries of a
             1301      local district:
             1302          (I) that provides fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services; and
             1303          (II) in the creation of which an election was not required because of Subsection
             1304      17B-1-214 (3)(c); and
             1305          (B) the proposed annexing municipality is not within the boundaries of the local
             1306      district.
             1307          (b) The statement required by Subsection (2)(a)(v) shall state the deadline for filing a
             1308      written protest in terms of the actual date rather than by reference to the statutory citation.
             1309          (c) In addition to the requirements under Subsection (2)(a), a notice under Subsection
             1310      (1)(a) for a proposed annexation of an area within a county of the first class shall include a
             1311      statement that a protest to the annexation petition may be filed with the commission by
             1312      property owners if it contains the signatures of the owners of private real property that:
             1313          (i) is located in the unincorporated area within 1/2 mile of the area proposed for
             1314      annexation;
             1315          (ii) covers at least 25% of the private land area located in the unincorporated area
             1316      within 1/2 mile of the area proposed for annexation; and
             1317          (iii) is equal in value to at least 15% of all real property located in the unincorporated
             1318      area within 1/2 mile of the area proposed for annexation.


             1319          Section 20. Section 10-2-407 is amended to read:
             1320           10-2-407. Protest to annexation petition -- Township planning commission
             1321      recommendation -- Petition requirements -- Disposition of petition if no protest filed.
             1322          (1) (a) A protest to an annexation petition under Section 10-2-403 may be filed by:
             1323          (i) the legislative body or governing board of an affected entity; or
             1324          (ii) for a proposed annexation of an area within a county of the first class, the owners
             1325      of private real property that:
             1326          (A) is located in the unincorporated area within 1/2 mile of the area proposed for
             1327      annexation;
             1328          (B) covers at least 25% of the private land area located in the unincorporated area
             1329      within 1/2 mile of the area proposed for annexation; and
             1330          (C) is equal in value to at least 15% of all real property located in the unincorporated
             1331      area within 1/2 mile of the area proposed for annexation.
             1332          (b) (i) A planning commission of a township located in a county of the first class may
             1333      recommend to the legislative body of the county in which the township is located that the
             1334      county legislative body file a protest against a proposed annexation under this part of an area
             1335      located within the township.
             1336          (ii) (A) The township planning commission shall communicate each recommendation
             1337      under Subsection (1)(b)(i) in writing to the county legislative body within 30 days of the city
             1338      recorder or town clerk's certification of the annexation petition under Subsection 10-2-405 (2)
             1339      (c)(i).
             1340          (B) At the time the recommendation is communicated to the county legislative body
             1341      under Subsection (1)(b)(ii)(A), the township planning commission shall mail or deliver a copy
             1342      of the recommendation to the legislative body of the proposed annexing municipality and to
             1343      the contact sponsor.
             1344          (2) (a) Each protest under Subsection (1)(a) shall:
             1345          (i) be filed:
             1346          (A) no later than 30 days after the municipal legislative body's receipt of the notice of


             1347      certification under Subsection 10-2-405 (2)(c)(i); and
             1348          (B) (I) in a county that has already created a commission under Section 10-2-409 , with
             1349      the commission; or
             1350          (II) in a county that has not yet created a commission under Section 10-2-409 , with the
             1351      clerk of the county in which the area proposed for annexation is located; and
             1352          (ii) state each reason for the protest of the annexation petition and, if the area proposed
             1353      to be annexed is located in a specified county, justification for the protest under the standards
             1354      established in this chapter;
             1355          (iii) if the area proposed to be annexed is located in a specified county, contain other
             1356      information that the commission by rule requires or that the party filing the protest considers
             1357      pertinent; and
             1358          (iv) the name and address of a contact person who is to receive notices sent by the
             1359      commission with respect to the protest proceedings.
             1360          (b) The party filing a protest under this section shall on the same date deliver or mail a
             1361      copy of the protest to the city recorder or town clerk of the proposed annexing municipality.
             1362          (c) Each clerk who receives a protest under Subsection (2)(a)(i)(B)(II) shall
             1363      immediately notify the county legislative body of the protest and shall deliver the protest to the
             1364      boundary commission within five days of its creation under Subsection 10-2-409 (1)(b).
             1365          (d) Each protest of a proposed annexation of an area located in a county of the first
             1366      class under Subsection (1)(a)(ii) shall, in addition to the requirements of Subsections (2)(a)
             1367      and (b):
             1368          (i) indicate the typed or printed name and current residence address of each owner
             1369      signing the protest; and
             1370          (ii) designate one of the signers of the protest as the contact person and state the
             1371      mailing address of the contact person.
             1372          (3) (a) (i) If a protest is filed under this section:
             1373          (A) the municipal legislative body may, at its next regular meeting after expiration of
             1374      the deadline under Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A) and, for a proposed annexation of an area located in


             1375      a county of the first class, except as provided in Subsection (3)(a)(iii), deny the annexation
             1376      petition; or
             1377          (B) if the municipal legislative body does not deny the annexation petition under
             1378      Subsection (3)(a)(i)(A), the municipal legislative body may take no further action on the
             1379      annexation petition until after receipt of the commission's notice of its decision on the protest
             1380      under Section 10-2-416 .
             1381          (ii) If a municipal legislative body denies an annexation petition under Subsection
             1382      (3)(a)(i)(A), the municipal legislative body shall, within five days of the denial, send notice of
             1383      the denial in writing to:
             1384          (A) the contact sponsor of the annexation petition;
             1385          (B) the commission;
             1386          (C) each entity that filed a protest; and
             1387          (D) if a protest was filed under Subsection (1)(a)(ii) for a proposed annexation of an
             1388      area located in a county of the first class, the contact person.
             1389          (iii) A municipal legislative body may not deny an annexation petition proposing to
             1390      annex an area located in a county of the first class if:
             1391          (A) the petition contains the signatures of the owners of private real property that:
             1392          (I) is located within the area proposed for annexation;
             1393          (II) covers a majority of the private land area within the area proposed for annexation;
             1394      and
             1395          (III) is equal in value to at least 1/2 of the value of all private real property within the
             1396      area proposed for annexation;
             1397          (B) the population in the area proposed for annexation does not exceed 10% of the
             1398      population of the proposed annexing municipality;
             1399          (C) the property tax rate for municipal services in the area proposed to be annexed is
             1400      higher than the property tax rate of the proposed annexing municipality; and
             1401          (D) all annexations by the proposed annexing municipality during the year that the
             1402      petition was filed have not increased the municipality's population by more than 20%.


             1403          (b) (i) If no timely protest is filed under this section, the municipal legislative body
             1404      may, subject to Subsection (3)(b)(ii), grant the petition and, by ordinance, annex the area that
             1405      is the subject of the annexation petition.
             1406          (ii) Before granting an annexation petition under Subsection (3)(b)(i), the municipal
             1407      legislative body shall:
             1408          (A) hold a public hearing; and
             1409          (B) at least seven days before the public hearing under Subsection (3)(b)(ii)(A):
             1410          (I) (Aa) publish notice of the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the
             1411      municipality and the area proposed for annexation; or
             1412          [(II)] (Bb) if there is no newspaper of general circulation in those areas, post written
             1413      notices of the hearing in conspicuous places within those areas that are most likely to give
             1414      notice to residents within those areas[.]; and
             1415          (II) publish notice of the hearing in accordance with Section 45-1-101 .
             1416          Section 21. Section 10-2-415 is amended to read:
             1417           10-2-415. Public hearing -- Notice.
             1418          (1) (a) (i) If the results of the feasibility study or supplemental feasibility study meet
             1419      the requirements of Subsection 10-2-416 (3) with respect to a proposed annexation of an area
             1420      located in a county of the first class, the commission shall hold a public hearing within 30
             1421      days of receipt of the feasibility study or supplemental feasibility study results.
             1422          (ii) At the hearing under Subsection (1)(a)(i), the commission shall:
             1423          (A) require the feasibility consultant to present the results of the feasibility study and,
             1424      if applicable, the supplemental feasibility study;
             1425          (B) allow those present to ask questions of the feasibility consultant regarding the
             1426      study results; and
             1427          (C) allow those present to speak to the issue of annexation.
             1428          (iii) (A) The commission shall:
             1429          (I) publish notice of each hearing under Subsection (1)(a)(i):
             1430          (Aa) at least once a week for two successive weeks in a newspaper of general


             1431      circulation within the area proposed for annexation, the surrounding 1/2 mile of
             1432      unincorporated area, and the proposed annexing municipality; and
             1433          (Bb) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for two weeks; and
             1434          (II) send written notice of the hearing to the municipal legislative body of the proposed
             1435      annexing municipality, the contact sponsor on the annexation petition, each entity that filed a
             1436      protest, and, if a protest was filed under Subsection 10-2-407 (1)(a)(ii), the contact person.
             1437          (B) [If] In accordance with Subsection (1)(a)(iii)(A)(I)(Aa), if there is no newspaper of
             1438      general circulation within the areas described in Subsection (1)(a)(iii)(A)(I)(Aa), the
             1439      commission shall give the notice required under that subsection by posting notices, at least
             1440      seven days before the hearing, in conspicuous places within those areas that are most likely to
             1441      give notice of the hearing to the residents of those areas.
             1442          (C) The [notices] notice under Subsections (1)(a)(iii)(A) and (B) shall include the
             1443      feasibility study summary under Subsection 10-2-413 (2)(b) and shall indicate that a full copy
             1444      of the study is available for inspection and copying at the office of the commission.
             1445          (b) (i) Within 30 days after the time under Subsection 10-2-407 (2) for filing a protest
             1446      has expired with respect to a proposed annexation of an area located in a specified county, the
             1447      boundary commission shall hold a hearing on all protests that were filed with respect to the
             1448      proposed annexation.
             1449          (ii) (A) At least 14 days before the date of each hearing under Subsection (1)(b)(i), the
             1450      commission chair shall cause notice of the hearing to be published in a newspaper of general
             1451      circulation within the area proposed for annexation.
             1452          (B) Each notice under Subsection (1)(b)(ii)(A) shall:
             1453          (I) state the date, time, and place of the hearing;
             1454          (II) briefly summarize the nature of the protest; and
             1455          (III) state that a copy of the protest is on file at the commission's office.
             1456          (iii) The commission may continue a hearing under Subsection (1)(b)(i) from time to
             1457      time, but no continued hearing may be held later than 60 days after the original hearing date.
             1458          (iv) In considering protests, the commission shall consider whether the proposed


             1459      annexation:
             1460          (A) complies with the requirements of Sections 10-2-402 and 10-2-403 and the
             1461      annexation policy plan of the proposed annexing municipality;
             1462          (B) conflicts with the annexation policy plan of another municipality; and
             1463          (C) if the proposed annexation includes urban development, will have an adverse tax
             1464      consequence on the remaining unincorporated area of the county.
             1465          (2) (a) The commission shall record each hearing under this section by electronic
             1466      means.
             1467          (b) A transcription of the recording under Subsection (2)(a), the feasibility study, if
             1468      applicable, information received at the hearing, and the written decision of the commission
             1469      shall constitute the record of the hearing.
             1470          Section 22. Section 10-2-418 is amended to read:
             1471           10-2-418. Annexation of an island or peninsula without a petition -- Notice --
             1472      Hearing.
             1473          (1) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection 10-2-402 (2), a municipality may annex an
             1474      unincorporated area under this section without an annexation petition if:
             1475          (i) (A) the area to be annexed consists of one or more unincorporated islands within or
             1476      unincorporated peninsulas contiguous to the municipality;
             1477          (B) the majority of each island or peninsula consists of residential or commercial
             1478      development;
             1479          (C) the area proposed for annexation requires the delivery of municipal-type services;
             1480      and
             1481          (D) the municipality has provided most or all of the municipal-type services to the
             1482      area for more than one year; or
             1483          (ii) (A) the area to be annexed consists of one or more unincorporated islands within
             1484      or unincorporated peninsulas contiguous to the municipality, each of which has fewer than
             1485      800 residents; and
             1486          (B) the municipality has provided one or more municipal-type services to the area for


             1487      at least one year.
             1488          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection 10-2-402 (1)(b)(iii), a municipality may annex a
             1489      portion of an island or peninsula under this section, leaving unincorporated the remainder of
             1490      the unincorporated island or peninsula, if:
             1491          (i) in adopting the resolution under Subsection (2)(a)(i), the municipal legislative body
             1492      determines that not annexing the entire unincorporated island or peninsula is in the
             1493      municipality's best interest; and
             1494          (ii) for an annexation of one or more unincorporated islands under Subsection
             1495      (1)(a)(ii), the entire island of unincorporated area, of which a portion is being annexed,
             1496      complies with the requirement of Subsection (1)(a)(ii)(A) relating to the number of residents.
             1497          (2) (a) The legislative body of each municipality intending to annex an area under this
             1498      section shall:
             1499          (i) adopt a resolution indicating the municipal legislative body's intent to annex the
             1500      area, describing the area proposed to be annexed;
             1501          (ii) [(A)] publish notice:
             1502          (A) (I) at least once a week for three successive weeks in a newspaper of general
             1503      circulation within the municipality and the area proposed for annexation; or
             1504          [(B)] (II) if there is no newspaper of general circulation in the areas described in
             1505      Subsection (2)(a)(ii)(A), post at least one notice per 1,000 population in places within those
             1506      areas that are most likely to give notice to the residents of those areas; and
             1507          (B) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for three weeks;
             1508          (iii) send written notice to the board of each local district and special service district
             1509      whose boundaries contain some or all of the area proposed for annexation and to the
             1510      legislative body of the county in which the area proposed for annexation is located; and
             1511          (iv) hold a public hearing on the proposed annexation no earlier than 30 days after the
             1512      adoption of the resolution under Subsection (2)(a)(i).
             1513          (b) Each notice under Subsections (2)(a)(ii) and (iii) shall:
             1514          (i) state that the municipal legislative body has adopted a resolution indicating its


             1515      intent to annex the area proposed for annexation;
             1516          (ii) state the date, time, and place of the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(iv);
             1517          (iii) describe the area proposed for annexation; and
             1518          (iv) except for an annexation that meets the property owner consent requirements of
             1519      Subsection (3)(b), state in conspicuous and plain terms that the municipal legislative body will
             1520      annex the area unless, at or before the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(iv), written
             1521      protests to the annexation are filed by the owners of private real property that:
             1522          (A) is located within the area proposed for annexation;
             1523          (B) covers a majority of the total private land area within the entire area proposed for
             1524      annexation; and
             1525          (C) is equal in value to at least 1/2 the value of all private real property within the
             1526      entire area proposed for annexation.
             1527          (c) The first publication of the notice required under Subsection (2)(a)(ii)(A) shall be
             1528      within 14 days of the municipal legislative body's adoption of a resolution under Subsection
             1529      (2)(a)(i).
             1530          (3) (a) Upon conclusion of the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(iv), the
             1531      municipal legislative body may adopt an ordinance annexing the area proposed for annexation
             1532      under this section unless, at or before the hearing, written protests to the annexation have been
             1533      filed with the city recorder or town clerk, as the case may be, by the owners of private real
             1534      property that:
             1535          (i) is located within the area proposed for annexation;
             1536          (ii) covers a majority of the total private land area within the entire area proposed for
             1537      annexation; and
             1538          (iii) is equal in value to at least 1/2 the value of all private real property within the
             1539      entire area proposed for annexation.
             1540          (b) (i) Upon conclusion of the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(iv), a
             1541      municipality may adopt an ordinance annexing the area proposed for annexation under this
             1542      section without allowing or considering protests under Subsection (3)(a) if the owners of at


             1543      least 75% of the total private land area within the entire area proposed for annexation,
             1544      representing at least 75% of the value of the private real property within the entire area
             1545      proposed for annexation, have consented in writing to the annexation.
             1546          (ii) Upon adoption of an annexation ordinance under Subsection (3)(b)(i), the area
             1547      annexed shall be conclusively presumed to be validly annexed.
             1548          (4) (a) If protests are timely filed that comply with Subsection (3), the municipal
             1549      legislative body may not adopt an ordinance annexing the area proposed for annexation, and
             1550      the annexation proceedings under this section shall be considered terminated.
             1551          (b) Subsection (4)(a) may not be construed to prohibit the municipal legislative body
             1552      from excluding from a proposed annexation under Subsection (1)(a)(ii) the property within an
             1553      unincorporated island regarding which protests have been filed and proceeding under
             1554      Subsection (1)(b) to annex some or all of the remaining portion of the unincorporated island.
             1555          Section 23. Section 10-2-419 is amended to read:
             1556           10-2-419. Boundary adjustment -- Notice and hearing -- Protest.
             1557          (1) The legislative bodies of two or more municipalities having common boundaries
             1558      may adjust their common boundaries as provided in this section.
             1559          (2) (a) The legislative body of each municipality intending to adjust a boundary that is
             1560      common with another municipality shall:
             1561          (i) adopt a resolution indicating the intent of the municipal legislative body to adjust a
             1562      common boundary;
             1563          (ii) hold a public hearing on the proposed adjustment no less than 60 days after the
             1564      adoption of the resolution under Subsection (2)(a)(i); and
             1565          (iii) (A) publish notice:
             1566          (I) at least once a week for three successive weeks in a newspaper of general
             1567      circulation within the municipality; or
             1568          [(B)] (II) if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the municipality, post
             1569      at least one notice per 1,000 population in places within the municipality that are most likely
             1570      to give notice to residents of the municipality[.]; and


             1571          (B) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for three weeks.
             1572          (b) The notice required under Subsection (2)(a)(iii) shall:
             1573          (i) state that the municipal legislative body has adopted a resolution indicating the
             1574      municipal legislative body's intent to adjust a boundary that the municipality has in common
             1575      with another municipality;
             1576          (ii) describe the area proposed to be adjusted;
             1577          (iii) state the date, time, and place of the public hearing required under Subsection
             1578      (2)(a)(ii);
             1579          (iv) state in conspicuous and plain terms that the municipal legislative body will adjust
             1580      the boundaries unless, at or before the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(ii), written
             1581      protests to the adjustment are filed by the owners of private real property that:
             1582          (A) is located within the area proposed for adjustment;
             1583          (B) covers at least 25% of the total private land area within the area proposed for
             1584      adjustment; and
             1585          (C) is equal in value to at least 15% of the value of all private real property within the
             1586      area proposed for adjustment; [and]
             1587          (v) state that the area that is the subject of the boundary adjustment will, because of
             1588      the boundary adjustment, be automatically annexed to a local district providing fire protection,
             1589      paramedic, and emergency services, as provided in Section 17B-1-416 , if:
             1590          (A) the municipality to which the area is being added because of the boundary
             1591      adjustment is entirely within the boundaries of a local district:
             1592          (I) that provides fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services; and
             1593          (II) in the creation of which an election was not required because of Subsection
             1594      17B-1-214 (3)(c); and
             1595          (B) the municipality from which the area is being taken because of the boundary
             1596      adjustment is not within the boundaries of the local district; and
             1597          (vi) state that the area proposed for annexation to the municipality will be
             1598      automatically withdrawn from a local district providing fire protection, paramedic, and


             1599      emergency services, as provided in Subsection 17B-1-502 (2), if:
             1600          (A) the municipality to which the area is being added because of the boundary
             1601      adjustment is not within the boundaries of a local district:
             1602          (I) that provides fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services; and
             1603          (II) in the creation of which an election was not required because of Subsection
             1604      17B-1-214 (3)(c); and
             1605          (B) the municipality from which the area is being taken because of the boundary
             1606      adjustment is entirely within the boundaries of the local district.
             1607          (c) The first publication of the notice required under Subsection (2)(a)(iii)(A) shall be
             1608      within 14 days of the municipal legislative body's adoption of a resolution under Subsection
             1609      (2)(a)(i).
             1610          (3) Upon conclusion of the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(ii), the municipal
             1611      legislative body may adopt an ordinance adjusting the common boundary unless, at or before
             1612      the hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(ii), written protests to the adjustment have been filed with
             1613      the city recorder or town clerk, as the case may be, by the owners of private real property that:
             1614          (a) is located within the area proposed for adjustment;
             1615          (b) covers at least 25% of the total private land area within the area proposed for
             1616      adjustment; and
             1617          (c) is equal in value to at least 15% of the value of all private real property within the
             1618      area proposed for adjustment.
             1619          (4) The municipal legislative body shall comply with the requirements of Section
             1620      10-2-425 as if the boundary change were an annexation.
             1621          (5) An ordinance adopted under Subsection (3) becomes effective when each
             1622      municipality involved in the boundary adjustment has adopted an ordinance under Subsection
             1623      (3) and as determined under Subsection 10-2-425 (5) if the boundary change were an
             1624      annexation.
             1625          Section 24. Section 10-2-501 is amended to read:
             1626           10-2-501. Municipal disconnection -- Definitions -- Request for disconnection --


             1627      Requirements upon filing request.
             1628          (1) As used in this part "petitioners" means persons who:
             1629          (a) own title to real property within the area proposed for disconnection; and
             1630          (b) have signed a request for disconnection proposing to disconnect that area from the
             1631      municipality.
             1632          (2) (a) Petitioners proposing to disconnect an area within and lying on the borders of a
             1633      municipality shall file with that municipality's legislative body a request for disconnection.
             1634          (b) Each request for disconnection shall:
             1635          (i) contain the names, addresses, and signatures of the owners of more than 50% of the
             1636      real property in the area proposed for disconnection;
             1637          (ii) give the reasons for the proposed disconnection;
             1638          (iii) include a map or plat of the territory proposed for disconnection; and
             1639          (iv) designate between one and five persons with authority to act on the petitioners'
             1640      behalf in the proceedings.
             1641          (3) Upon filing the request for disconnection, petitioners shall:
             1642          (a) cause notice of the request to be published:
             1643          (i) once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation
             1644      within the municipality; and
             1645          (ii) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for three weeks;
             1646          (b) cause notice of the request to be mailed to each owner of real property located
             1647      within the area proposed to be disconnected; and
             1648          (c) deliver a copy of the request to the legislative body of the county in which the area
             1649      proposed for disconnection is located.
             1650          Section 25. Section 10-2-502.5 is amended to read:
             1651           10-2-502.5. Hearing on request for disconnection -- Determination by municipal
             1652      legislative body -- Petition in district court.
             1653          (1) Within 30 calendar days after the last publication of notice required under
             1654      Subsection 10-2-501 (3)(a), the legislative body of the municipality in which the area proposed


             1655      for disconnection is located shall hold a public hearing.
             1656          (2) At least seven calendar days before the hearing date, the municipal legislative body
             1657      shall provide notice of the public hearing:
             1658          (a) in writing to the petitioners and to the legislative body of the county in which the
             1659      area proposed for disconnection is located; and
             1660          (b) by publishing a notice:
             1661          (i) (A) in a newspaper of general circulation within the municipality; or[,]
             1662          (B) if there is [none] no newspaper as described in Subsection (2)(b)(i)(A), then by
             1663      posting notice of the hearing in at least three public places within the municipality[.]; and
             1664          (ii) as required in Section 45-1-101 .
             1665          (3) In the public hearing, any person may speak and submit documents regarding the
             1666      disconnection proposal.
             1667          (4) Within 45 calendar days of the hearing, the municipal legislative body shall:
             1668          (a) determine whether to grant the request for disconnection; and
             1669          (b) if the municipality determines to grant the request, adopt an ordinance approving
             1670      disconnection of the area from the municipality.
             1671          (5) (a) A petition against the municipality challenging the municipal legislative body's
             1672      determination under Subsection (4) may be filed in district court by:
             1673          (i) petitioners; or
             1674          (ii) the county in which the area proposed for disconnection is located.
             1675          (b) Each petition under Subsection (5)(a) shall include a copy of the request for
             1676      disconnection.
             1677          Section 26. Section 10-2-607 is amended to read:
             1678           10-2-607. Notice of election.
             1679          If the county legislative bodies find that the resolution or petition for consolidation and
             1680      their attachments substantially conform with the requirements of this part, they shall give
             1681      notice of the election for consolidation to the electors of each municipality which would
             1682      become part of the consolidated municipality by publication:


             1683          (a) in a newspaper having a general circulation within the boundaries of each
             1684      municipality to be consolidated at least once a week for four consecutive weeks prior to the
             1685      election on the question of consolidation[.]; and
             1686          (b) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for four consecutive weeks.
             1687          Section 27. Section 10-2-703 is amended to read:
             1688           10-2-703. Publication of notice of election.
             1689          (1) Immediately after setting the date for the election, the court shall order for
             1690      publication notice of the:
             1691          (a) petition; and
             1692          (b) date the election is to be held to determine the question of dissolution.
             1693          (2) The notice described in Subsection (1) shall be published:
             1694          (a) (i) for at least once a week for a period of one month in a newspaper having
             1695      general circulation in the municipality[,]; or
             1696          (ii) if there is [none, then] not a newspaper as described in Subsection (2)(a), by
             1697      posting in at least three public places in the municipality[, notice of the petition and of the
             1698      date the election is to be held to determine the question of dissolution.]; and
             1699          (b) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for one month.
             1700          Section 28. Section 10-2-708 is amended to read:
             1701           10-2-708. Notice of disincorporation -- Publication and filing.
             1702          When [any] a municipality has been dissolved, the clerk of the court shall cause a
             1703      notice thereof to be published:
             1704          (1) in a newspaper having a general circulation in the county in which the
             1705      municipality is located at least once a week for four consecutive weeks[.]; and
             1706          (2) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for four weeks.
             1707          Section 29. Section 10-3-818 is amended to read:
             1708           10-3-818. Salaries in municipalities.
             1709          (1) The elective and statutory officers of municipalities shall receive such
             1710      compensation for their services as the governing body may fix by ordinance adopting


             1711      compensation or compensation schedules enacted after public hearing.
             1712          (2) Upon its own motion the governing body may review or consider the compensation
             1713      of any officer or officers of the municipality or a salary schedule applicable to any officer or
             1714      officers of the city for the purpose of determining whether or not it should be adopted,
             1715      changed, or amended. In the event that the governing body decides that the compensation or
             1716      compensation schedules should be adopted, changed, or amended, it shall set a time and place
             1717      for a public hearing at which all interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be heard.
             1718          (3) (a) Notice of the time, place, and purpose of the meeting shall be published at least
             1719      seven days [prior thereto] before the meeting by publication:
             1720          (i) at least once in a newspaper published in the county within which the municipality
             1721      is situated and generally circulated in the municipality[.]; and
             1722          (ii) as required in Section 45-1-101 .
             1723          (b) If there is [no such newspaper] not a newspaper as described in Subsection
             1724      (3)(a)(i), then notice shall be given by posting this notice in three public places in the
             1725      municipality.
             1726          (4) After the conclusion of the public hearing, the governing body may enact an
             1727      ordinance fixing, changing, or amending the compensation of any elective or appointive
             1728      officer of the municipality or adopting a compensation schedule applicable to any officer or
             1729      officers.
             1730          (5) Any ordinance enacted before Laws of Utah 1977, Chapter 48, by a municipality
             1731      establishing a salary or compensation schedule for its elective or appointive officers and any
             1732      salary fixed prior to Laws of Utah 1977, Chapter 48, shall remain effective until the
             1733      municipality has enacted an ordinance pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
             1734          (6) The compensation of all municipal officers shall be paid at least monthly out of the
             1735      municipal treasury provided that municipalities having 1,000 or fewer population may by
             1736      ordinance provide for the payment of its statutory officers less frequently. None of the
             1737      provisions of this chapter shall be considered as limiting or restricting the authority to any
             1738      municipality that has adopted or does adopt a charter pursuant to Utah Constitution, Article


             1739      XI, Section 5, to determine the salaries of its elective and appointive officers or employees.
             1740          Section 30. Section 10-5-108 is amended to read:
             1741           10-5-108. Budget hearing -- Notice -- Adjustments.
             1742          (1) Prior to the adoption of the final budget, each town council shall hold a public
             1743      hearing to receive public comment.
             1744          (2) The council shall provide notice of the place, purpose, and time of the public
             1745      hearing by publishing notice at least seven days before the hearing:
             1746          (a) (i) at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the town[, but]; or
             1747          (ii) if there is no newspaper of general circulation, then by posting the notice in three
             1748      public places at least 48 hours prior to the hearing[.]; and
             1749          (b) as required in Section 45-1-101 .
             1750          (3) After the hearing, the council, subject to Section 10-5-110 , may adjust
             1751      expenditures and revenues in conformity with this chapter.
             1752          Section 31. Section 10-6-113 is amended to read:
             1753           10-6-113. Budget -- Notice of hearing to consider adoption.
             1754          At the meeting at which each tentative budget is adopted, the governing body shall
             1755      establish the time and place of a public hearing to consider its adoption and shall order that
             1756      notice [thereof ] of the public hearing be published at least seven days prior to the hearing:
             1757          (1) (a) in at least one issue of a newspaper of general circulation published in the
             1758      county in which the city is located[. If no such newspaper is published,]; or
             1759          (b) if there is not a newspaper as described in Subsection (1)(a), then the notice
             1760      required by this section may be posted in three public places within the city[.]; and
             1761          (2) as required in Section 45-1-101 .
             1762          Section 32. Section 10-6-152 is amended to read:
             1763           10-6-152. Notice that audit completed and available for inspection.
             1764          Within ten days following the receipt of the audit report furnished by the independent
             1765      auditor, the city auditor in cities having an auditor and the city recorder in all other cities shall:
             1766          (1) prepare and publish:


             1767          (a) (i) at least twice in a newspaper of general circulation published within the county,
             1768      a notice to the public that the audit of the city has been completed [and a copy thereof may be
             1769      inspected at the office of the city auditor or recorder. If]; or
             1770          (ii) if a newspaper of general circulation is not published within the county, the notice
             1771      required by this section may be posted in three public places[.]; and
             1772          (b) a notice, published in accordance with Section 45-1-101 , to the public that the
             1773      audit of the city has been completed; and
             1774          (2) make a copy of the notice described in Subsection (1)(a) available for inspection at
             1775      the office of the city auditor or recorder.
             1776          Section 33. Section 10-7-16 is amended to read:
             1777           10-7-16. Call for bids -- Notice -- Contents.
             1778          (1) (a) Before holding an election under Subsection 10-7-15 (1)(a)(ii), the municipal
             1779      legislative body shall open to bid the sale or lease of the property mentioned in Section
             1780      10-7-15 .
             1781          (b) (i) The municipal legislative body shall cause notice of the bid process to be given
             1782      by publication for at least three consecutive weeks:
             1783          (A) in a newspaper published or having general circulation in the city or town[, giving
             1784      a general description of the property to be sold or leased, and specifying the time when sealed
             1785      bids for the property, or for a lease on the property, will be received, and the time when and
             1786      the place where the bids will be opened.]; and
             1787          (B) as required in Section 45-1-101 .
             1788          (c) The notice described in Subsection (1) shall:
             1789          (i) give a general description of the property to be sold or leased;
             1790          (ii) specify the time when sealed bids for the property, or for a lease on the property,
             1791      will be received; and
             1792          (iii) specify the time when and the place where the bids will be opened.
             1793          (2) (a) As used in this section and in Section 10-7-17 , "responsible bidder" means an
             1794      entity with a proven history of successful operation of an electrical generation and distribution


             1795      system, or an equivalent proven history.
             1796          (b) Subject to Subsection (2)(c), a municipal legislative body may receive or refuse to
             1797      receive any bid submitted for the sale or lease of the electrical works and plant.
             1798          (c) A municipal legislative body may not receive a bid unless the municipal legislative
             1799      body determines that the bid is submitted by a responsible bidder.
             1800          Section 34. Section 10-7-19 is amended to read:
             1801           10-7-19. Election to authorize -- Notice -- Ballots.
             1802          (1) The board of commissioners or city council of any city or the board of trustees of
             1803      any incorporated town is authorized to aid and encourage the building of railroads by granting
             1804      to any railroad company for depot or other railroad purposes real property of such city or
             1805      incorporated town, not necessary for municipal or public purposes, upon such limitations and
             1806      conditions as the board of commissioners, council or board of trustees may prescribe;
             1807      provided, however, that no such grant shall be made to any railroad company unless the
             1808      question of making it has been submitted to the qualified electors of the city or town at the
             1809      next municipal election, or special election to be called for that purpose by the board of
             1810      commissioners, city council or town board.
             1811          (2) If the question is submitted at a special election, it shall be held as nearly as
             1812      practicable in conformity with the general election laws of the state.
             1813          (3) Notice of [such election] an election described in Subsection (2) shall be given by
             1814      publication:
             1815          (a) (i) in [some] a newspaper published or having general circulation in the city or
             1816      town once a week for four weeks prior [thereto,] to the election; or
             1817          (ii) if there is [no such newspaper] not a newspaper as described in Subsection
             1818      (3)(a)(i), then by posting notices[.]; and
             1819          (b) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for four weeks prior to the election.
             1820          (4) The board of commissioners, city council or town board shall cause ballots to be
             1821      printed and furnished to the qualified electors, which shall read: "For the proposed grant for
             1822      depot or other railroad purposes: Yes. No."


             1823          (5) If a majority of the qualified electors voting thereon shall have voted in favor of
             1824      such grant, the board of commissioners, city council or town board shall then proceed to
             1825      convey the property to the railroad company.
             1826          Section 35. Section 10-8-2 is amended to read:
             1827           10-8-2. Appropriations -- Acquisition and disposal of property -- Municipal
             1828      authority -- Corporate purpose -- Procedure -- Notice of intent to acquire real property.
             1829          (1) (a) A municipal legislative body may:
             1830          (i) appropriate money for corporate purposes only;
             1831          (ii) provide for payment of debts and expenses of the corporation;
             1832          (iii) subject to Subsections (4) and (5), purchase, receive, hold, sell, lease, convey, and
             1833      dispose of real and personal property for the benefit of the municipality, whether the property
             1834      is within or without the municipality's corporate boundaries, if the action is in the public
             1835      interest and complies with other law;
             1836          (iv) improve, protect, and do any other thing in relation to this property that an
             1837      individual could do; and
             1838          (v) subject to Subsection (2) and after first holding a public hearing, authorize
             1839      municipal services or other nonmonetary assistance to be provided to or waive fees required to
             1840      be paid by a nonprofit entity, whether or not the municipality receives consideration in return.
             1841          (b) A municipality may:
             1842          (i) furnish all necessary local public services within the municipality;
             1843          (ii) purchase, hire, construct, own, maintain and operate, or lease public utilities
             1844      located and operating within and operated by the municipality; and
             1845          (iii) subject to Subsection (1)(c), acquire by eminent domain, or otherwise, property
             1846      located inside or outside the corporate limits of the municipality and necessary for any of the
             1847      purposes stated in Subsections (1)(b)(i) and (ii), subject to restrictions imposed by Title 78B,
             1848      Chapter 6, Part 5, Eminent Domain, and general law for the protection of other communities.
             1849          (c) Each municipality that intends to acquire property by eminent domain under
             1850      Subsection (1)(b) shall, upon the first contact with the owner of the property sought to be


             1851      acquired, deliver to the owner a copy of a booklet or other materials provided by the Office of
             1852      the Property Rights Ombudsman, created under Section 13-43-201 , dealing with the property
             1853      owner's rights in an eminent domain proceeding.
             1854          (d) Subsection (1)(b) may not be construed to diminish any other authority a
             1855      municipality may claim to have under the law to acquire by eminent domain property located
             1856      inside or outside the municipality.
             1857          (2) (a) Services or assistance provided pursuant to Subsection (1)(a)(v) is not subject
             1858      to the provisions of Subsection (3).
             1859          (b) The total amount of services or other nonmonetary assistance provided or fees
             1860      waived under Subsection (1)(a)(v) in any given fiscal year may not exceed 1% of the
             1861      municipality's budget for that fiscal year.
             1862          (3) It is considered a corporate purpose to appropriate money for any purpose that, in
             1863      the judgment of the municipal legislative body, provides for the safety, health, prosperity,
             1864      moral well-being, peace, order, comfort, or convenience of the inhabitants of the municipality
             1865      subject to the following:
             1866          (a) The net value received for any money appropriated shall be measured on a
             1867      project-by-project basis over the life of the project.
             1868          (b) The criteria for a determination under this Subsection (3) shall be established by
             1869      the municipality's legislative body. A determination of value received, made by the
             1870      municipality's legislative body, shall be presumed valid unless it can be shown that the
             1871      determination was arbitrary, capricious, or illegal.
             1872          (c) The municipality may consider intangible benefits received by the municipality in
             1873      determining net value received.
             1874          (d) (i) Prior to the municipal legislative body making any decision to appropriate any
             1875      funds for a corporate purpose under this section, a public hearing shall be held.
             1876          (ii) Notice of the hearing described in Subsection (3)(d)(i) shall be published:
             1877          (A) (I) in a newspaper of general circulation at least 14 days [prior to] before the date
             1878      of the hearing[, or,]; or


             1879          (II) if there is no newspaper of general circulation, by posting notice in at least three
             1880      conspicuous places within the municipality for the same time period[.]; and
             1881          (B) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 , at least 14 days before the date of the
             1882      hearing.
             1883          (e) A study shall be performed before notice of the public hearing is given and shall be
             1884      made available at the municipality for review by interested parties at least 14 days
             1885      immediately prior to the public hearing, setting forth an analysis and demonstrating the
             1886      purpose for the appropriation. In making the study, the following factors shall be considered:
             1887          (i) what identified benefit the municipality will receive in return for any money or
             1888      resources appropriated;
             1889          (ii) the municipality's purpose for the appropriation, including an analysis of the way
             1890      the appropriation will be used to enhance the safety, health, prosperity, moral well-being,
             1891      peace, order, comfort, or convenience of the inhabitants of the municipality; and
             1892          (iii) whether the appropriation is necessary and appropriate to accomplish the
             1893      reasonable goals and objectives of the municipality in the area of economic development, job
             1894      creation, affordable housing, blight elimination, job preservation, the preservation of historic
             1895      structures and property, and any other public purpose.
             1896          (f) (i) An appeal may be taken from a final decision of the municipal legislative body,
             1897      to make an appropriation.
             1898          (ii) The appeal shall be filed within 30 days after the date of that decision, to the
             1899      district court.
             1900          (iii) Any appeal shall be based on the record of the proceedings before the legislative
             1901      body.
             1902          (iv) A decision of the municipal legislative body shall be presumed to be valid unless
             1903      the appealing party shows that the decision was arbitrary, capricious, or illegal.
             1904          (g) The provisions of this Subsection (3) apply only to those appropriations made after
             1905      May 6, 2002.
             1906          (h) This section applies only to appropriations not otherwise approved pursuant to


             1907      Title 10, Chapter 5, Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for Utah Towns, or Title 10, Chapter 6,
             1908      Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for Utah Cities.
             1909          (4) (a) Before a municipality may dispose of a significant parcel of real property, the
             1910      municipality shall:
             1911          (i) provide reasonable notice of the proposed disposition at least 14 days before the
             1912      opportunity for public comment under Subsection (4)(a)(ii); and
             1913          (ii) allow an opportunity for public comment on the proposed disposition.
             1914          (b) Each municipality shall, by ordinance, define what constitutes:
             1915          (i) a significant parcel of real property for purposes of Subsection (4)(a); and
             1916          (ii) reasonable notice for purposes of Subsection (4)(a)(i).
             1917          (5) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(d), each municipality intending to acquire
             1918      real property for the purpose of expanding the municipality's infrastructure or other facilities
             1919      used for providing services that the municipality offers or intends to offer shall provide written
             1920      notice, as provided in this Subsection (5), of its intent to acquire the property if:
             1921          (i) the property is located:
             1922          (A) outside the boundaries of the municipality; and
             1923          (B) in a county of the first or second class; and
             1924          (ii) the intended use of the property is contrary to:
             1925          (A) the anticipated use of the property under the general plan of the county in whose
             1926      unincorporated area or the municipality in whose boundaries the property is located; or
             1927          (B) the property's current zoning designation.
             1928          (b) Each notice under Subsection (5)(a) shall:
             1929          (i) indicate that the municipality intends to acquire real property;
             1930          (ii) identify the real property; and
             1931          (iii) be sent to:
             1932          (A) each county in whose unincorporated area and each municipality in whose
             1933      boundaries the property is located; and
             1934          (B) each affected entity.


             1935          (c) A notice under this Subsection (5) is a protected record as provided in Subsection
             1936      63G-2-305 (7).
             1937          (d) (i) The notice requirement of Subsection (5)(a) does not apply if the municipality
             1938      previously provided notice under Section 10-9a-203 identifying the general location within the
             1939      municipality or unincorporated part of the county where the property to be acquired is located.
             1940          (ii) If a municipality is not required to comply with the notice requirement of
             1941      Subsection (5)(a) because of application of Subsection (5)(d)(i), the municipality shall provide
             1942      the notice specified in Subsection (5)(a) as soon as practicable after its acquisition of the real
             1943      property.
             1944          Section 36. Section 10-9a-204 is amended to read:
             1945           10-9a-204. Notice of public hearings and public meetings to consider general
             1946      plan or modifications.
             1947          (1) Each municipality shall provide:
             1948          (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the
             1949      original adoption or any modification of all or any portion of a general plan; and
             1950          (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
             1951          (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be at least ten
             1952      calendar days before the public hearing and shall be:
             1953          (a) (i) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area; and
             1954          (ii) published as required in Section 45-1-101 ;
             1955          (b) mailed to each affected entity; and
             1956          (c) posted:
             1957          (i) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
             1958          (ii) on the municipality's official website.
             1959          (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours
             1960      before the meeting and shall be:
             1961          (a) (i) submitted to a newspaper of general circulation in the area; and
             1962          (ii) published as required in Section 45-1-101 ; and


             1963          (b) posted:
             1964          (i) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
             1965          (ii) on the municipality's official website.
             1966          Section 37. Section 10-9a-205 is amended to read:
             1967           10-9a-205. Notice of public hearings and public meetings on adoption or
             1968      modification of land use ordinance.
             1969          (1) Each municipality shall give:
             1970          (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the
             1971      adoption or any modification of a land use ordinance; and
             1972          (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
             1973          (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be:
             1974          (a) mailed to each affected entity at least ten calendar days before the public hearing;
             1975          (b) posted:
             1976          (i) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
             1977          (ii) on the municipality's official website; and
             1978          (c) (i) (A) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area at least ten
             1979      calendar days before the public hearing; [or] and
             1980          (B) published in accordance with Section 45-1-101 , at least ten calendar days before
             1981      the public hearing; or
             1982          (ii) mailed at least three days before the public hearing to:
             1983          (A) each property owner whose land is directly affected by the land use ordinance
             1984      change; and
             1985          (B) each adjacent property owner within the parameters specified by municipal
             1986      ordinance.
             1987          (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours
             1988      before the meeting and shall be posted:
             1989          (a) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
             1990          (b) on the municipality's official website.


             1991          Section 38. Section 10-9a-208 is amended to read:
             1992           10-9a-208. Hearing and notice for proposal to vacate, alter, or amend a public
             1993      street or right-of-way.
             1994          For any proposal to vacate, alter, or amend a public street or right-of-way, the land use
             1995      authority shall hold a public hearing and shall give notice of the date, place, and time of the
             1996      hearing by:
             1997          (1) mailing notice as required in Section 10-9a-207 ;
             1998          (2) mailing notice to each affected entity; and
             1999          (3) [(a)] publishing notice:
             2000          (a) (i) once a week for four consecutive weeks before the hearing in a newspaper of
             2001      general circulation in the municipality in which the land subject to the petition is located; or
             2002          [(b)] (ii) in accordance with Subsection (3)(a)(i), if there is no newspaper of general
             2003      circulation in the municipality, posting the property and posting notice in three public places
             2004      for four consecutive weeks before the hearing[.]; and
             2005          (b) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for four weeks before the hearing.
             2006          Section 39. Section 10-18-203 is amended to read:
             2007           10-18-203. Feasibility study on providing cable television or public
             2008      telecommunications services -- Public hearings.
             2009          (1) If a feasibility consultant is hired under Section 10-18-202 , the legislative body of
             2010      the municipality shall require the feasibility consultant to:
             2011          (a) complete the feasibility study in accordance with this section;
             2012          (b) submit to the legislative body by no later than 180 days from the date the
             2013      feasibility consultant is hired to conduct the feasibility study:
             2014          (i) the full written results of the feasibility study; and
             2015          (ii) a summary of the results that is no longer than one page in length; and
             2016          (c) attend the public hearings described in Subsection (4) to:
             2017          (i) present the feasibility study results; and
             2018          (ii) respond to questions from the public.


             2019          (2) The feasibility study described in Subsection (1) shall at a minimum consider:
             2020          (a) (i) if the municipality is proposing to provide cable television services to
             2021      subscribers, whether the municipality providing cable television services in the manner
             2022      proposed by the municipality will hinder or advance competition for cable television services
             2023      in the municipality;
             2024          (ii) if the municipality is proposing to provide public telecommunications services to
             2025      subscribers, whether the municipality providing public telecommunications services in the
             2026      manner proposed by the municipality will hinder or advance competition for public
             2027      telecommunications services in the municipality;
             2028          (b) whether but for the municipality any person would provide the proposed:
             2029          (i) cable television services; or
             2030          (ii) public telecommunications services;
             2031          (c) the fiscal impact on the municipality of:
             2032          (i) the capital investment in facilities that will be used to provide the proposed:
             2033          (A) cable television services; or
             2034          (B) public telecommunications services; and
             2035          (ii) the expenditure of funds for labor, financing, and administering the proposed:
             2036          (A) cable television services; or
             2037          (B) public telecommunications services;
             2038          (d) the projected growth in demand in the municipality for the proposed:
             2039          (i) cable television services; or
             2040          (ii) public telecommunications services;
             2041          (e) the projections at the time of the feasibility study and for the next five years, of a
             2042      full-cost accounting for a municipality to purchase, lease, construct, maintain, or operate the
             2043      facilities necessary to provide the proposed:
             2044          (i) cable television services; or
             2045          (ii) public telecommunications services; and
             2046          (f) the projections at the time of the feasibility study and for the next five years of the


             2047      revenues to be generated from the proposed:
             2048          (i) cable television services; or
             2049          (ii) public telecommunications services.
             2050          (3) For purposes of the financial projections required under Subsections (2)(e) and (f),
             2051      the feasibility consultant shall assume that the municipality will price the proposed cable
             2052      television services or public telecommunications services consistent with Subsection
             2053      10-18-303 (5).
             2054          (4) If the results of the feasibility study satisfy the revenue requirement of Subsection
             2055      10-18-202 (3), the legislative body, at the next regular meeting after the legislative body
             2056      receives the results of the feasibility study, shall schedule at least two public hearings to be
             2057      held:
             2058          (a) within 60 days of the meeting at which the public hearings are scheduled;
             2059          (b) at least seven days apart; and
             2060          (c) for the purpose of allowing:
             2061          (i) the feasibility consultant to present the results of the feasibility study; and
             2062          (ii) the public to:
             2063          (A) become informed about the feasibility study results; and
             2064          (B) ask questions of the feasibility consultant about the results of the feasibility study.
             2065          (5) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (5)[(c)](b), the municipality shall publish
             2066      notice of the public hearings required under Subsection (4):
             2067          (i) at least once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general
             2068      circulation in the municipality[. (b) The last publication of notice required under Subsection
             2069      (5)(a) shall be] and at least three days before the first public hearing required under Subsection
             2070      (4)[.]; and
             2071          (ii) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for three weeks, at least three days before the
             2072      first public hearing required under Subsection (4).
             2073          [(c)] (b) (i) [If] In accordance with Subsection (5)(a)(i), if there is no newspaper of
             2074      general circulation in the municipality, for each 1,000 residents, the municipality shall post at


             2075      least one notice of the hearings in a conspicuous place within the municipality that is likely to
             2076      give notice of the hearings to the greatest number of residents of the municipality.
             2077          (ii) The municipality shall post the notices at least seven days before the first public
             2078      hearing required under Subsection (4) is held.
             2079          Section 40. Section 10-18-302 is amended to read:
             2080           10-18-302. Bonding authority.
             2081          (1) In accordance with Title 11, Chapter 14, Local Government Bonding Act, the
             2082      legislative body of a municipality may by resolution determine to issue one or more revenue
             2083      bonds or general obligation bonds to finance the capital costs for facilities necessary to
             2084      provide to subscribers:
             2085          (a) a cable television service; or
             2086          (b) a public telecommunications service.
             2087          (2) The resolution described in Subsection (1) shall:
             2088          (a) describe the purpose for which the indebtedness is to be created; and
             2089          (b) specify the dollar amount of the one or more bonds proposed to be issued.
             2090          (3) (a) A revenue bond issued under this section shall be secured and paid for:
             2091          (i) from the revenues generated by the municipality from providing:
             2092          (A) cable television services with respect to revenue bonds issued to finance facilities
             2093      for the municipality's cable television services; and
             2094          (B) public telecommunications services with respect to revenue bonds issued to
             2095      finance facilities for the municipality's public telecommunications services; and
             2096          (ii) notwithstanding Subsection (3)(b) and Subsection 10-18-303 (3)(a), from revenues
             2097      generated under Title 59, Chapter 12, Sales and Use Tax Act, if:
             2098          (A) notwithstanding Subsection 11-14-201 (3) and except as provided in Subsections
             2099      (4) and (5), the revenue bond is approved by the registered voters in an election held:
             2100          (I) except as provided in Subsection (3)(a)(ii)(A)(II), pursuant to the provisions of
             2101      Title 11, Chapter 14, Local Government Bonding Act, that govern bond elections; and
             2102          (II) notwithstanding Subsection 11-14-203 (2), at a regular general election;


             2103          (B) the revenues described in this Subsection (3)(a)(ii) are pledged as security for the
             2104      revenue bond; and
             2105          (C) the municipality or municipalities annually appropriate the revenues described in
             2106      this Subsection (3)(a)(ii) to secure and pay the revenue bond issued under this section.
             2107          (b) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(a)(ii), a municipality may not pay the
             2108      origination, financing, or other carrying costs associated with the one or more revenue bonds
             2109      issued under this section from the general funds or other enterprise funds of the municipality.
             2110          (4) (a) As used in this Subsection (4), "municipal entity" means an entity created
             2111      pursuant to an agreement:
             2112          (i) under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act; and
             2113          (ii) to which a municipality is a party.
             2114          (b) The requirements of Subsection (3)(a)(ii)(A) do not apply to a municipality or
             2115      municipal entity that issues revenue bonds, or to a municipality that is a member of a
             2116      municipal entity that issues revenue bonds, if:
             2117          (i) on or before March 2, 2004, the municipality that is issuing revenue bonds or that
             2118      is a member of a municipal entity that is issuing revenue bonds has published the first notice
             2119      described in Subsection (4)(b)(iii);
             2120          (ii) on or before April 15, 2004, the municipality that is issuing revenue bonds or that
             2121      is a member of a municipal entity that is issuing revenue bonds makes the decision to pledge
             2122      the revenues described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii) as security for the revenue bonds described in
             2123      this Subsection (4)(b)(ii);
             2124          (iii) the municipality that is issuing the revenue bonds or the municipality that is a
             2125      member of the municipal entity that is issuing the revenue bonds has:
             2126          (A) held a public hearing for which public notice was given by publication of the
             2127      notice:
             2128          (I) in a newspaper published in the municipality or in a newspaper of general
             2129      circulation within the municipality for two consecutive weeks, with the first publication being
             2130      not less than 14 days before the public hearing; and


             2131          (II) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for two weeks before the public hearing; and
             2132          (B) the notice identifies:
             2133          (I) that the notice is given pursuant to Title 11, Chapter 14, Local Government
             2134      Bonding Act;
             2135          (II) the purpose for the bonds to be issued;
             2136          (III) the maximum amount of the revenues described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii) that will
             2137      be pledged in any fiscal year;
             2138          (IV) the maximum number of years that the pledge will be in effect; and
             2139          (V) the time, place, and location for the public hearing;
             2140          (iv) the municipal entity that issues revenue bonds:
             2141          (A) adopts a final financing plan; and
             2142          (B) in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and
             2143      Management Act, makes available to the public at the time the municipal entity adopts the
             2144      final financing plan:
             2145          (I) the final financing plan; and
             2146          (II) all contracts entered into by the municipal entity, except as protected by Title 63G,
             2147      Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act;
             2148          (v) any municipality that is a member of a municipal entity described in Subsection
             2149      (4)(b)(iv):
             2150          (A) not less than 30 calendar days after the municipal entity complies with Subsection
             2151      (4)(b)(iv)(B), holds a final public hearing;
             2152          (B) provides notice, at the time the municipality schedules the final public hearing, to
             2153      any person who has provided to the municipality a written request for notice; and
             2154          (C) makes all reasonable efforts to provide fair opportunity for oral testimony by all
             2155      interested parties; and
             2156          (vi) except with respect to a municipality that issued bonds prior to March 1, 2004,
             2157      not more than 50% of the average annual debt service of all revenue bonds described in this
             2158      section to provide service throughout the municipality or municipal entity may be paid from


             2159      the revenues described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii).
             2160          (5) On or after July 1, 2007, the requirements of Subsection (3)(a)(ii)(A) do not apply
             2161      to a municipality that issues revenue bonds if:
             2162          (a) the municipality that is issuing the revenue bonds has:
             2163          (i) held a public hearing for which public notice was given by publication of the notice
             2164      in a newspaper published in the municipality or in a newspaper of general circulation within
             2165      the municipality for two consecutive weeks, with the first publication being not less than 14
             2166      days before the public hearing; and
             2167          (ii) the notice identifies:
             2168          (A) that the notice is given pursuant to Title 11, Chapter 14, Local Government
             2169      Bonding Act;
             2170          (B) the purpose for the bonds to be issued;
             2171          (C) the maximum amount of the revenues described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii) that will
             2172      be pledged in any fiscal year;
             2173          (D) the maximum number of years that the pledge will be in effect; and
             2174          (E) the time, place, and location for the public hearing; and
             2175          (b) except with respect to a municipality that issued bonds prior to March 1, 2004, not
             2176      more than 50% of the average annual debt service of all revenue bonds described in this
             2177      section to provide service throughout the municipality or municipal entity may be paid from
             2178      the revenues described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii).
             2179          (6) A municipality that issues bonds pursuant to this section may not make or grant
             2180      any undue or unreasonable preference or advantage to itself or to any private provider of:
             2181          (a) cable television services; or
             2182          (b) public telecommunications services.
             2183          Section 41. Section 10-18-303 is amended to read:
             2184           10-18-303. General operating limitations.
             2185          A municipality that provides a cable television service or a public telecommunications
             2186      service under this chapter is subject to the operating limitations of this section.


             2187          (1) A municipality that provides a cable television service shall comply with:
             2188          (a) the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, 47 U.S.C. 521, et seq.; and
             2189          (b) the regulations issued by the Federal Communications Commission under the
             2190      Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, 47 U.S.C. 521, et seq.
             2191          (2) A municipality that provides a public telecommunications service shall comply
             2192      with:
             2193          (a) the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104-104;
             2194          (b) the regulations issued by the Federal Communications Commission under the
             2195      Telecommunications Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104-104;
             2196          (c) Section 54-8b-2.2 relating to:
             2197          (i) the interconnection of essential facilities; and
             2198          (ii) the purchase and sale of essential services; and
             2199          (d) the rules made by the Public Service Commission of Utah under Section
             2200      54-8b-2.2 .
             2201          (3) A municipality may not cross subsidize its cable television services or its public
             2202      telecommunications services with:
             2203          (a) tax dollars;
             2204          (b) income from other municipal or utility services;
             2205          (c) below-market rate loans from the municipality; or
             2206          (d) any other means.
             2207          (4) (a) A municipality may not make or grant any undue or unreasonable preference or
             2208      advantage to itself or to any private provider of:
             2209          (i) cable television services; or
             2210          (ii) public telecommunications services.
             2211          (b) A municipality shall apply without discrimination as to itself and to any private
             2212      provider the municipality's ordinances, rules, and policies, including those relating to:
             2213          (i) obligation to serve;
             2214          (ii) access to public rights of way;


             2215          (iii) permitting;
             2216          (iv) performance bonding;
             2217          (v) reporting; and
             2218          (vi) quality of service.
             2219          (c) Subsections (4)(a) and (b) do not supersede the exception for a rural telephone
             2220      company in Section 251 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104-104.
             2221          (5) In calculating the rates charged by a municipality for a cable television service or a
             2222      public telecommunications service, the municipality:
             2223          (a) shall include within its rates an amount equal to all taxes, fees, and other
             2224      assessments that would be applicable to a similarly situated private provider of the same
             2225      services, including:
             2226          (i) federal, state, and local taxes;
             2227          (ii) franchise fees;
             2228          (iii) permit fees;
             2229          (iv) pole attachment fees; and
             2230          (v) fees similar to those described in Subsections (5)(a)(i) through (iv); and
             2231          (b) may not price any cable television service or public telecommunications service at
             2232      a level that is less than the sum of:
             2233          (i) the actual direct costs of providing the service;
             2234          (ii) the actual indirect costs of providing the service; and
             2235          (iii) the amount determined under Subsection (5)(a).
             2236          (6) (a) A municipality that provides cable television services or public
             2237      telecommunications services shall establish and maintain a comprehensive price list of all
             2238      cable television services or public telecommunications services offered by the municipality.
             2239          (b) The price list required by Subsection (6)(a) shall:
             2240          (i) include all terms and conditions relating to the municipality providing each cable
             2241      television service or public telecommunications service offered by the municipality;
             2242          (ii) (A) be published in a newspaper having general circulation in the municipality;


             2243      and
             2244          (B) be published in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ; and
             2245          (iii) be available for inspection:
             2246          (A) at a designated office of the municipality; and
             2247          (B) during normal business hours.
             2248          (c) At least five days before the date a change to a municipality's price list becomes
             2249      effective, the municipality shall:
             2250          (i) notify the following of the change:
             2251          (A) all subscribers to the services for which the price list is being changed; and
             2252          (B) any other persons requesting notification of any changes to the municipality's
             2253      price list; and
             2254          (ii) (A) publish notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality[.];
             2255      and
             2256          (B) publish notice in accordance with Section 45-1-101 .
             2257          (d) [If] In accordance with Subsection (6)(c)(ii)(A), if there is no newspaper of general
             2258      circulation in the municipality, the municipality shall publish the notice required by this
             2259      Subsection (6) in a newspaper of general circulation that is nearest the municipality.
             2260          (e) A municipality may not offer a cable television service or a public
             2261      telecommunications service except in accordance with the prices, terms, and conditions set
             2262      forth in the municipality's price list.
             2263          (7) A municipality may not offer to provide or provide cable television services or
             2264      public telecommunications services to a subscriber that does not reside within the geographic
             2265      boundaries of the municipality.
             2266          (8) (a) A municipality shall keep accurate books and records of the municipality's:
             2267          (i) cable television services; and
             2268          (ii) public telecommunications services.
             2269          (b) The books and records required to be kept under Subsection (8)(a) are subject to
             2270      legislative audit to verify the municipality's compliance with the requirements of this chapter


             2271      including:
             2272          (i) pricing;
             2273          (ii) recordkeeping; and
             2274          (iii) antidiscrimination.
             2275          (9) A municipality may not receive distributions from the Universal Public
             2276      Telecommunications Service Support Fund established in Section 54-8b-15 .
             2277          Section 42. Section 11-13-219 is amended to read:
             2278           11-13-219. Publication of resolutions or agreements -- Contesting legality of
             2279      resolution or agreement.
             2280          (1) As used in this section:
             2281          (a) "Enactment" means:
             2282          (i) a resolution adopted or proceedings taken by a governing body under the authority
             2283      of this chapter, and includes a resolution, indenture, or other instrument providing for the
             2284      issuance of bonds; and
             2285          (ii) an agreement or other instrument that is authorized, executed, or approved by a
             2286      governing body under the authority of this chapter.
             2287          (b) "Governing body" means:
             2288          (i) the legislative body of a public agency; and
             2289          (ii) the governing body of an interlocal entity created under this chapter.
             2290          (c) "Notice of bonds" means the notice authorized by Subsection (3)(d).
             2291          (d) "Notice of agreement" means the notice authorized by Subsection (3)(c).
             2292          (e) "Official newspaper" means the newspaper selected by a governing body under
             2293      Subsection (4)(b) to publish its enactments.
             2294          (2) Any enactment taken or made under the authority of this chapter is not subject to
             2295      referendum.
             2296          (3) (a) A governing body need not publish any enactment taken or made under the
             2297      authority of this chapter.
             2298          (b) A governing body may provide for the publication of any enactment taken or made


             2299      by it under the authority of this chapter according to the publication requirements established
             2300      by this section.
             2301          (c) (i) If the enactment is an agreement, document, or other instrument, or a resolution
             2302      or other proceeding authorizing or approving an agreement, document, or other instrument, the
             2303      governing body may, instead of publishing the full text of the agreement, resolution, or other
             2304      proceeding, publish a notice of agreement containing:
             2305          (A) the names of the parties to the agreement;
             2306          (B) the general subject matter of the agreement;
             2307          (C) the term of the agreement;
             2308          (D) a description of the payment obligations, if any, of the parties to the agreement;
             2309      and
             2310          (E) a statement that the resolution and agreement will be available for review at the
             2311      governing body's principal place of business during regular business hours for 30 days after
             2312      the publication of the notice of agreement.
             2313          (ii) The governing body shall make a copy of the resolution or other proceeding and a
             2314      copy of the contract available at its principal place of business during regular business hours
             2315      for 30 days after the publication of the notice of agreement.
             2316          (d) If the enactment is a resolution or other proceeding authorizing the issuance of
             2317      bonds, the governing body may, instead of publishing the full text of the resolution or other
             2318      proceeding and the documents pertaining to the issuance of bonds, publish a notice of bonds
             2319      that contains the information described in Subsection 11-14-316 (2).
             2320          (4) (a) If the governing body chooses to publish an enactment, notice of bonds, or
             2321      notice of agreement, the governing body shall comply with the requirements of this Subsection
             2322      (4).
             2323          (b) If there is more than one newspaper of general circulation, or more than one
             2324      newspaper, published within the boundaries of the governing body, the governing body may
             2325      designate one of those newspapers as the official newspaper for all publications made under
             2326      this section.


             2327          (c) (i) (A) The governing body shall publish the enactment, notice of bonds, or notice
             2328      of agreement in:
             2329          [(A)] (I) the official newspaper;
             2330          [(B)] (II) the newspaper published in the municipality in which the principal office of
             2331      the governmental entity is located; or
             2332          [(C)] (III) if no newspaper is published in that municipality, in a newspaper having
             2333      general circulation in the municipality[.]; and
             2334          (B) as required in Section 45-1-101 .
             2335          (ii) The governing body may publish the enactment, notice of bonds, or notice of
             2336      agreement:
             2337          (A) (I) in a newspaper of general circulation; or
             2338          (II) in a newspaper that is published within the boundaries of any public agency that is
             2339      a party to the enactment or agreement[.]; and
             2340          (B) as required in Section 45-1-101 .
             2341          (5) (a) Any person in interest may contest the legality of an enactment or any action
             2342      performed or instrument issued under the authority of the enactment for 30 days after the
             2343      publication of the enactment, notice of bonds, or notice of agreement.
             2344          (b) After the 30 days have passed, no one may contest the regularity, formality, or
             2345      legality of the enactment or any action performed or instrument issued under the authority of
             2346      the enactment for any cause whatsoever.
             2347          Section 43. Section 11-14-202 is amended to read:
             2348           11-14-202. Notice of election -- Contents -- Publication -- Mailing.
             2349          (1) [(a)] The governing body shall ensure that[: (i)] notice of the election is published:
             2350          (a) (i) (A) once per week during three consecutive weeks in a newspaper designated in
             2351      accordance with Section 11-14-316 ; and
             2352          [(ii)] (B) the first publication described in Subsection (1)(a)(i)(A) occurs not less than
             2353      21 nor more than 35 days before the election[.]; and
             2354          [(b) Notice shall be published]


             2355          (C) in a newspaper having general circulation in the local political subdivision[.]; and
             2356          (b) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for three weeks.
             2357          (2) When the debt service on the bonds to be issued will increase the property tax
             2358      imposed upon the average value of a residence by an amount that is greater than or equal to
             2359      $15 per year, the governing body shall, at least seven days but not more than 30 days before
             2360      the bond election, if the bond election is not held on the date of a regular primary election, a
             2361      municipal primary election, a regular general election, or a municipal general election, either
             2362      mail:
             2363          (a) written notice of the bond election on a minimum three inch by five inch postcard
             2364      to every household containing a registered voter who is eligible to vote on the bonds; or
             2365          (b) a voter information pamphlet prepared by the governing body, if one is prepared,
             2366      that includes the information required by Subsection (4).
             2367          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), notice of the bond election need not be
             2368      posted.
             2369          (b) (i) In a local political subdivision where there is no newspaper of general
             2370      circulation, the legislative body may require that notice of a bond election be given by posting
             2371      in lieu of the publication requirements of Subsection (1)(a)(i).
             2372          (ii) When the governing body imposes a posting requirement, the governing body shall
             2373      ensure that notice of the bond election is posted in at least five public places in the local
             2374      political subdivision at least 21 days before the election.
             2375          (4) Any notice required by this section shall include:
             2376          (a) the date and place of the election;
             2377          (b) the hours during which the polls will be open; and
             2378          (c) the title and text of the ballot proposition.
             2379          (5) The governing body shall pay the costs associated with the notice required by this
             2380      section.
             2381          Section 44. Section 11-14-315 is amended to read:
             2382           11-14-315. Nature and validity of bonds issued -- Applicability of other statutory


             2383      provisions -- Budget provision required -- Applicable procedures for issuance.
             2384          Bonds issued under this chapter shall have all the qualities of negotiable paper, shall be
             2385      incontestable in the hands of bona fide purchasers or holders for value and shall not be invalid
             2386      for any irregularity or defect in the proceedings for their issuance and sale. This chapter is
             2387      intended to afford an alternative method for the issuance of bonds by local political
             2388      subdivisions and shall not be so construed as to deprive any local political subdivision of the
             2389      right to issue its bonds under authority of any other statute, but nevertheless this chapter shall
             2390      constitute full authority for the issue and sale of bonds by local political subdivisions. The
             2391      provisions of Section 11-1-1 , Utah Code Annotated 1953, shall not be applicable to bonds
             2392      issued under this chapter. Any local political subdivision subject to the provisions of any
             2393      budget law shall in its annual budget make proper provision for the payment of principal and
             2394      interest currently falling due on bonds issued hereunder, but no provision need be made in any
             2395      such budget prior to the issuance of the bonds for the issuance thereof or for the expenditure of
             2396      the proceeds thereof. No ordinance, resolution or proceeding in respect to the issuance of
             2397      bonds hereunder shall be necessary except as herein specifically required, nor shall the
             2398      publication of any resolution, proceeding or notice relating to the issuance of the bonds be
             2399      necessary except as herein required. Any publication made hereunder may be made in any
             2400      newspaper conforming to the terms hereof in which legal notices may be published under the
             2401      laws of Utah, without regard to the designation thereof as the official journal or newspaper of
             2402      the local political subdivision[.], and as required in Section 45-1-101 . No resolution adopted
             2403      or proceeding taken hereunder shall be subject to referendum petition or to an election other
             2404      than as herein required. All proceedings adopted hereunder may be adopted on a single
             2405      reading at any legally convened meeting of the governing body.
             2406          Section 45. Section 11-14-316 is amended to read:
             2407           11-14-316. Publication of notice, resolution, or other proceeding -- Contest.
             2408          (1) The governing body of any local political subdivision may provide for the
             2409      publication of any resolution or other proceeding adopted under this chapter:
             2410          (a) in a newspaper having general circulation in the local political subdivision[.]; and


             2411          (b) as required in Section 45-1-101 .
             2412          (2) When publication involves a resolution or other proceeding providing for the
             2413      issuance of bonds, the governing body may, in lieu of publishing the entire resolution or other
             2414      proceeding, publish a notice of bonds to be issued, titled as such, containing:
             2415          (a) the name of the issuer;
             2416          (b) the purpose of the issue;
             2417          (c) the type of bonds and the maximum principal amount which may be issued;
             2418          (d) the maximum number of years over which the bonds may mature;
             2419          (e) the maximum interest rate which the bonds may bear, if any;
             2420          (f) the maximum discount from par, expressed as a percentage of principal amount, at
             2421      which the bonds may be sold; and
             2422          (g) the times and place where a copy of the resolution or other proceeding may be
             2423      examined, which shall be:
             2424          (i) at an office of the issuer;
             2425          (ii) identified in the notice;
             2426          (iii) during regular business hours of the issuer as described in the notice; and
             2427          (iv) for a period of at least 30 days after the publication of the notice.
             2428          (3) For a period of 30 days after the publication, any person in interest may contest:
             2429          (a) the legality of such resolution or proceeding;
             2430          (b) any bonds which may be authorized by such resolution or proceeding; or
             2431          (c) any provisions made for the security and payment of the bonds.
             2432          (4) A person shall contest the matters set forth in Subsection (3) by filing a verified
             2433      written complaint in the district court of the county in which he resides within the 30-day
             2434      period.
             2435          (5) After the 30-day period, no person may contest the regularity, formality, or legality
             2436      of the resolution or proceeding for any reason.
             2437          Section 46. Section 11-14-318 is amended to read:
             2438           11-14-318. Public hearing required.


             2439          (1) Before issuing bonds authorized under this chapter, a local political subdivision
             2440      shall:
             2441          (a) in accordance with Subsection (2), provide public notice of the local political
             2442      subdivision's intent to issue bonds; and
             2443          (b) hold a public hearing:
             2444          (i) if an election is required under this chapter:
             2445          (A) no sooner than 30 days before the day on which the notice of election is published
             2446      under Section 11-14-202 ; and
             2447          (B) no later than five business days before the day on which the notice of election is
             2448      published under Section 11-14-202 ; and
             2449          (ii) to receive input from the public with respect to:
             2450          (A) the issuance of the bonds; and
             2451          (B) the potential economic impact that the improvement, facility, or property for
             2452      which the bonds pay all or part of the cost will have on the private sector.
             2453          (2) A local political subdivision shall:
             2454          (a) publish the notice required by Subsection (1)(a):
             2455          (i) (A) once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official newspaper described
             2456      in Section 11-14-316 ; and
             2457          [(ii)] (B) with the first publication being not less than 14 days before the public
             2458      hearing required by Subsection (1)(b); and
             2459          [(iii) on the Utah Public Notice Website created under Section 63F-1-701]
             2460          (ii) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 , no less than 14 days before the public
             2461      hearing required by Subsection (1)(b); and
             2462          (b) ensure that the notice:
             2463          (i) identifies:
             2464          (A) the purpose for the issuance of the bonds;
             2465          (B) the maximum principal amount of the bonds to be issued;
             2466          (C) the taxes, if any, proposed to be pledged for repayment of the bonds; and


             2467          (D) the time, place, and location of the public hearing; and
             2468          (ii) informs the public that the public hearing will be held for the purposes described
             2469      in Subsection (1)(b)(ii).
             2470          Section 47. Section 11-14a-1 is amended to read:
             2471           11-14a-1. Notice of debt issuance.
             2472          (1) For purposes of this chapter:
             2473          (a) (i) "Debt" includes bonds, lease purchase agreements, certificates of participation,
             2474      and contracts with municipal building authorities.
             2475          (ii) "Debt" does not include tax and revenue anticipation notes or refunding bonds.
             2476          (b) (i) "Local government entity" means a county, city, town, school district, local
             2477      district, or special service district.
             2478          (ii) "Local government entity" does not mean an entity created by an interlocal
             2479      agreement under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act that has assets over
             2480      $10,000,000.
             2481          (c) "New debt resolution" means a resolution authorizing the issuance of debt wholly
             2482      or partially to fund a rejected project.
             2483          (d) "Rejected Project" means a project for which a local government entity sought
             2484      voter approval for general obligation bond financing and failed to receive that approval.
             2485          (2) Unless a local government entity complies with the requirements of this section, it
             2486      may not adopt a new debt resolution.
             2487          (3) (a) Before adopting a new debt resolution, a local government entity shall:
             2488          (i) advertise its intent to issue debt in a newspaper of general circulation[; or]:
             2489          (A) (I) at least once each week for the two weeks before the meeting at which the
             2490      resolution will be considered; and
             2491          (II) on no less than 1/4 page or a 5 x7 inch advertisement with type size no smaller
             2492      than 18 point and surrounded by a 1/4 inch border; and
             2493          (B) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 , for the two weeks before the meeting at
             2494      which the resolution will be considered; or


             2495          (ii) include notice of its intent to issue debt in a bill or other mailing sent to at least
             2496      95% of the residents of the local government entity.
             2497          [(b) (i) The local government entity shall ensure that the advertisement is published at
             2498      least once each week for the two weeks before the meeting at which the resolution will be
             2499      considered on no less than a 1/4 page or a 5 x 7 inch advertisement with type size no smaller
             2500      than 18 point and surrounded by a 1/4 inch border.]
             2501          [(ii)] (b) The local government entity shall ensure that the notice:
             2502          [(A)] (i) except for website publication, is at least as large as the bill or other mailing
             2503      that it accompanies;
             2504          [(B)] (ii) is entitled, in type size no smaller than 24 point, "Intent to Issue Debt"; and
             2505          [(C)] (iii) contains the information required by Subsection (3)(c).
             2506          (c) The local government entity shall ensure that the advertisement or notice described
             2507      in Subsection (3)(a):
             2508          (i) identifies the local government entity;
             2509          (ii) states that the entity will meet on a day, time, and place identified in the
             2510      advertisement or notice to hear public comments regarding a resolution authorizing the
             2511      issuance of debt by the entity and to explain to the public the reasons for the issuance of debt;
             2512          (iii) contains:
             2513          (A) the name of the entity that will issue the debt;
             2514          (B) the purpose of the debt; and
             2515          (C) that type of debt and the maximum principal amount that may be issued;
             2516          (iv) invites all concerned citizens to attend the public hearing; and
             2517          (v) states that some or all of the proposed debt would fund a project whose general
             2518      obligation bond financing was rejected by the voters.
             2519          (4) (a) The resolution considered at the hearing shall identify:
             2520          (i) the type of debt proposed to be issued;
             2521          (ii) the maximum principal amount that might be issued;
             2522          (iii) the interest rate;


             2523          (iv) the term of the debt; and
             2524          (v) how the debt will be repaid.
             2525          (b) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (4)(b)(ii), the resolution considered at the
             2526      hearing need not be in final form and need not be adopted or rejected at the meeting at which
             2527      the public hearing is held.
             2528          (ii) The local government entity may not, in the final resolution, increase the
             2529      maximum principal amount of debt contained in the notice and discussed at the hearing.
             2530          (c) The local government entity may adopt, amend and adopt, or reject the resolution
             2531      at a later meeting without recomplying with the published notice requirements of this section.
             2532          Section 48. Section 11-17-16 is amended to read:
             2533           11-17-16. Publication of resolutions and notice of bonds to be issued.
             2534          (1) (a) The governing body may provide for the publication of any resolution or other
             2535      proceeding adopted by it under this chapter, including all resolutions providing for the sale or
             2536      lease of any land by the municipality, county, or state university in connection with the
             2537      establishment, acquisition, development, maintenance, and operation of an industrial park.
             2538          (b) (i) The publication shall be:
             2539          (A) in a newspaper qualified to carry legal notices having general circulation in the
             2540      municipality or county[, and,]; or
             2541          (B) in the case of a state university, in a newspaper of general circulation in the
             2542      county within which the principal administrative office of the state university is located[.]; and
             2543          (ii) as required in Section 45-1-101 .
             2544          (2) In case of a resolution or other proceeding providing for the issuance of bonds, the
             2545      governing body may, in lieu of publishing the entire resolution or other proceeding, publish a
             2546      notice of bonds to be issued, titled as such, containing:
             2547          (a) the name of the issuer;
             2548          (b) the purpose of the issue;
             2549          (c) the name of the users, if known; and
             2550          (d) the times and place where a copy of the resolution or other proceeding may be


             2551      examined, which shall be at an office of the issuer, identified in the notice, during regular
             2552      business hours of the issuer as described in the notice and for a period of at least 30 days after
             2553      the publication of the notice.
             2554          (3) For a period of 30 days after publication any person in interest may contest the
             2555      legality of the resolution, proceeding, any bonds which may be authorized under them, or any
             2556      provisions made for the security and payment of the bonds. After expiration of the 30-day
             2557      period no person may contest the regularity, formality, or legality of the resolution,
             2558      proceedings, bonds, or security provisions for any cause.
             2559          Section 49. Section 11-27-4 is amended to read:
             2560           11-27-4. Publication of resolution -- Notice of bond issue -- Contest of resolution
             2561      or proceeding.
             2562          (1) The governing body of any public body may provide for the publication of any
             2563      resolution or other proceeding adopted by it under this chapter:
             2564          (a) in a newspaper having general circulation in the public body[.]; and
             2565          (b) as required in Section 45-1-101 .
             2566          (2) In case of a resolution or other proceeding providing for the issuance of refunding
             2567      bonds (or for a combined issue of refunding bonds and bonds issued for any other purpose),
             2568      the governing body may, instead of publishing the entire resolution or other proceeding,
             2569      publish a notice of bonds to be issued, entitled accordingly, and containing:
             2570          (a) the name of the issuer[.];
             2571          (b) the purposes of the issue[.];
             2572          (c) the maximum principal amount which may be issued[.];
             2573          (d) the maximum number of years over which the bonds may mature[.];
             2574          (e) the maximum interest rate which the bonds may bear[.];
             2575          (f) the maximum discount from par, expressed as a percentage of principal amount, at
             2576      which the bonds may be sold, and any deposit to be required in connection with the sale[.];
             2577      and
             2578          (g) the times and place where a copy of the resolution or other proceeding authorizing


             2579      the issuance of the bonds may be examined, which shall be at an office of the governing body
             2580      identified in the notice, during regular business hours of the governing body as described in
             2581      the notice and for a period of at least 30 days after the publication of the notice.
             2582          (3) For a period of 30 days after the publication, any person in interest shall have the
             2583      right to contest the legality of the resolution or proceeding or any bonds which may be so
             2584      authorized or any provisions made for the security and payment of these bonds; and after this
             2585      time no person shall have any cause of action to contest the regularity, formality, or legality
             2586      thereof for any cause.
             2587          Section 50. Section 11-27-5 is amended to read:
             2588           11-27-5. Negotiability of bonds -- Intent and construction of chapter -- Budget
             2589      for payment of bonds -- Proceedings limited to those required by chapter -- No election
             2590      required -- Application of chapter.
             2591          (1) Refunding bonds shall have all the qualities of negotiable paper, shall be
             2592      incontestable in the hands of bona fide purchasers or holders for value, and shall not be invalid
             2593      for any irregularity or defect in the proceedings for their issuance and sale. This chapter is
             2594      intended to afford an alternative method for the issuance of refunding bonds by public bodies
             2595      and shall not be so construed as to deprive any public body of the right to issue bonds for
             2596      refunding purposes under authority of any other statute, but this chapter, nevertheless, shall
             2597      constitute full authority for the issue and sale of refunding bonds by public bodies. Section
             2598      11-1-1 [and Title 66, Chapter 2], however, shall not be applicable to refunding bonds.
             2599          (2) Any public body subject to any budget law shall in its annual budget make proper
             2600      provision for the payment of principal and interest currently falling due on refunding bonds,
             2601      but no provision need be made in the budget prior to the issuance of the refunding bonds for
             2602      their issuance or for the expenditure of the proceeds from them.
             2603          (3) (a) No ordinance, resolution, or proceeding concerning the issuance of refunding
             2604      bonds nor the publication of any resolution, proceeding, or notice relating to the issuance of
             2605      the refunding bonds shall be necessary except as specifically required by this chapter. [Any]
             2606          (b) A publication made under this chapter may be made:


             2607          (i) in any newspaper in which legal notices may be published under the laws of Utah,
             2608      without regard to its designation as the official journal or newspaper of the public body[.]; and
             2609          (ii) as required in Section 45-1-101 .
             2610          (4) No resolution adopted or proceeding taken under this chapter shall be subject to
             2611      any referendum petition or to an election other than as required by this chapter. All
             2612      proceedings adopted under this chapter may be adopted on a single reading at any
             2613      legally-convened meeting of the governing body. This chapter shall apply to all bonds issued
             2614      and outstanding at the time this chapter takes effect as well as to bonds issued after this
             2615      chapter takes effect.
             2616          Section 51. Section 11-30-5 is amended to read:
             2617           11-30-5. Publication of order for hearing.
             2618          (1) Prior to the date set for hearing, the clerk of the court shall cause the order to be
             2619      published:
             2620          (a) once each week for three consecutive weeks:
             2621          (i) in a newspaper published or of general circulation within the boundaries of the
             2622      public body; or[,]
             2623          (ii) if the public body has no defined boundaries or there is no newspaper published or
             2624      of general circulation within the defined boundaries, a newspaper reasonably calculated to
             2625      notify all parties, which has been approved by the court[.]; and
             2626          (b) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for three weeks.
             2627          (2) If a refunding bond is being validated, all holders of the bonds to be refunded may
             2628      be made defendants to the action, in which case notice may be made, and if so made shall be
             2629      considered sufficient, by mailing a copy of the order to each holder's last-known address.
             2630          (3) By publication of the order, all defendants shall have been duly served and shall be
             2631      parties to the proceedings.
             2632          Section 52. Section 11-32-10 is amended to read:
             2633           11-32-10. Application to other laws and proceedings.
             2634          (1) This chapter is supplemental to all existing laws relating to the collection of


             2635      delinquent taxes by participant members.
             2636          (2) (a) No ordinance, resolution, or proceeding in respect to any transaction authorized
             2637      by this chapter is necessary except as specifically required in this chapter nor is the
             2638      publication of any resolution, proceeding, or notice relating to any transaction authorized by
             2639      this chapter necessary except as required by this chapter. [Any]
             2640          (b) A publication made under this chapter may be made:
             2641          (i) in [any] a newspaper conforming to the terms of this chapter and in which legal
             2642      notices may be published under the laws of Utah, without regard to the designation of it as the
             2643      official journal or newspaper of the public body[.]; and
             2644          (ii) as required in Section 45-1-101 .
             2645          (c) No resolution adopted or proceeding taken under this chapter may be subject to
             2646      referendum petition or to an election other than as permitted in this chapter.
             2647          (d) All proceedings adopted under this chapter may be adopted on a single reading at
             2648      any legally convened meeting of the governing body or bodies or the board of trustees of the
             2649      authority as appropriate.
             2650          (3) Any formal action or proceeding taken by the governing body of a county or other
             2651      public body or the board of trustees of an authority under the authority of this chapter may be
             2652      taken by resolution of the governing body or the board of trustees as appropriate.
             2653          (4) This chapter shall apply to all authorities created, assignment agreements executed,
             2654      and bonds issued after this chapter takes effect.
             2655          (5) All proceedings taken before the effective date of this chapter by a county or other
             2656      public body in connection with the creation and operation of a financing authority are
             2657      validated, ratified, approved, and confirmed.
             2658          Section 53. Section 11-32-11 is amended to read:
             2659           11-32-11. Publication of resolutions -- Notice -- Content.
             2660          (1) The governing body of any county, or the board of trustees of any financing
             2661      authority, may provide for the publication of any resolution or other proceeding adopted by it
             2662      under this chapter:


             2663          (a) in a newspaper having general circulation in the county[.]; and
             2664          (b) as required in Section 45-1-101 .
             2665          (2) In case of a resolution or other proceeding providing for the issuance of bonds, the
             2666      board of trustees of a financing authority may, in lieu of publishing the entire resolution or
             2667      other proceeding, publish a notice of bonds to be issued, titled as such, containing:
             2668          (a) the name of the financing authority and the participant members;
             2669          (b) the purposes of the issue;
             2670          (c) the maximum principal amount which may be issued;
             2671          (d) the maximum number of years over which the bonds may mature;
             2672          (e) the maximum interest rate which the bonds may bear;
             2673          (f) the maximum discount from par, expressed as a percentage of principal amount, at
             2674      which the bonds may be sold; and
             2675          (g) the time and place where a copy of the resolution or other proceedings authorizing
             2676      the issuance of the bonds may be examined, which shall be at an office of the financing
             2677      authority, identified in the notice, during regular business hours of the financing authority as
             2678      described in the notice and for a period of at least 30 days after the publication of the notice.
             2679          (3) For a period of 30 days after the publication, any person in interest may contest the
             2680      legality of the resolution or proceeding or any bonds or assignment agreements which may be
             2681      authorized by them or any provisions made for the security and payment of the bonds or for
             2682      the security and payment of the assignment agreement. After such time no person has any
             2683      cause of action to contest the regularity, formality, or legality of same for any cause.
             2684          Section 54. Section 11-39-103 is amended to read:
             2685           11-39-103. Requirements for undertaking a building improvement or public
             2686      works project -- Request for bids -- Authority to reject bids.
             2687          (1) If the estimated cost of the building improvement or public works project exceeds
             2688      the bid limit, the local entity shall, if it determines to proceed with the building improvement
             2689      or public works project:
             2690          (a) (i) request bids for completion of the building improvement or public works


             2691      project by:
             2692          [(i)] (A) publishing notice at least twice in a newspaper published or of general
             2693      circulation in the local entity at least five days before opening the bids; or
             2694          [(ii)] (B) if there is no newspaper published or of general circulation in the local entity
             2695      as described in Subsection (1)(a)(i)(A), posting notice at least five days before opening the
             2696      bids in at least five public places in the local entity and leaving the notice posted for at least
             2697      three days; and
             2698          (ii) publishing notice in accordance with Section 45-1-101 , at least five days before
             2699      opening the bids; and
             2700          (b) except as provided in Subsection (3), enter into a contract for the completion of the
             2701      building improvement or public works project with:
             2702          (i) the lowest responsive responsible bidder; or
             2703          (ii) for a design-build project that the local entity began formulating before March 1,
             2704      2004 and with respect to which a contract is entered into before September 1, 2004, a
             2705      responsible bidder that:
             2706          (A) offers design-build services; and
             2707          (B) satisfies the local entity's criteria relating to financial strength, past performance,
             2708      integrity, reliability, and other factors that the local entity uses to assess the ability of a bidder
             2709      to perform fully and in good faith the contract requirements for a design-build project.
             2710          (2) (a) Each notice under Subsection (1)(a) shall indicate that the local entity may
             2711      reject any or all bids submitted.
             2712          (b) (i) The cost of a building improvement or public works project may not be divided
             2713      to avoid:
             2714          (A) exceeding the bid limit; and
             2715          (B) subjecting the local entity to the requirements of this section.
             2716          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(b)(i), a local entity may divide the cost of a
             2717      building improvement or public works project that would, without dividing, exceed the bid
             2718      limit if the local entity complies with the requirements of this section with respect to each part


             2719      of the building improvement or public works project that results from dividing the cost.
             2720          (3) (a) The local entity may reject any or all bids submitted.
             2721          (b) If the local entity rejects all bids submitted but still intends to undertake the
             2722      building improvement or public works project, the local entity shall again request bids by
             2723      following the procedure provided in Subsection (1)(a).
             2724          (c) If, after twice requesting bids by following the procedure provided in Subsection
             2725      (1)(a), the local entity determines that no satisfactory bid has been submitted, the governing
             2726      body may undertake the building improvement or public works project as it considers
             2727      appropriate.
             2728          Section 55. Section 11-42-202 is amended to read:
             2729           11-42-202. Requirements applicable to a notice of a proposed assessment area
             2730      designation.
             2731          (1) Each notice required under Subsection 11-42-201 (2)(a) shall:
             2732          (a) state that the local entity proposes to:
             2733          (i) designate one or more areas within the local entity's jurisdictional boundaries as an
             2734      assessment area;
             2735          (ii) provide an improvement to property within the proposed assessment area; and
             2736          (iii) finance some or all of the cost of improvements by an assessment on benefitted
             2737      property within the assessment area;
             2738          (b) describe the proposed assessment area by any reasonable method that allows an
             2739      owner of property in the proposed assessment area to determine that the owner's property is
             2740      within the proposed assessment area;
             2741          (c) describe, in a general way, the improvements to be provided to the assessment
             2742      area, including:
             2743          (i) the general nature of the improvements; and
             2744          (ii) the general location of the improvements, by reference to streets or portions or
             2745      extensions of streets or by any other means that the governing body chooses that reasonably
             2746      describes the general location of the improvements;


             2747          (d) a statement of the estimated cost of the improvements as determined by a project
             2748      engineer;
             2749          (e) a statement that the local entity proposes to levy an assessment on benefitted
             2750      property within the assessment area to pay some or all of the cost of the improvements
             2751      according to the estimated direct and indirect benefits to the property from the improvements;
             2752          (f) a statement of the assessment method by which the assessment is proposed to be
             2753      levied;
             2754          (g) a statement of the time within which and the location at which protests against
             2755      designation of the proposed assessment area or of the proposed improvements are required to
             2756      be filed and the method by which the number of protests required to defeat the designation of
             2757      the proposed assessment area or acquisition or construction of the proposed improvements are
             2758      to be determined;
             2759          (h) state the date, time, and place of the public hearing under Section 11-42-204 ;
             2760          (i) if the governing body elects to create and fund a reserve fund under Section
             2761      11-42-702 , a description of how the reserve fund will be funded and replenished and how
             2762      remaining money in the reserve fund is to be disbursed upon full payment of the bonds;
             2763          (j) if the governing body intends to designate a voluntary assessment area, a property
             2764      owner consent form that:
             2765          (i) estimates the total assessment to be levied against the particular parcel of property;
             2766          (ii) describes any additional benefits that the governing body expects the assessed
             2767      property to receive from the improvements; and
             2768          (iii) designates the date and time by which the fully executed consent form is required
             2769      to be submitted to the governing body;
             2770          (k) if the local entity intends to levy an assessment to pay operation and maintenance
             2771      costs or for economic promotion activities:
             2772          (i) a description of the operation and maintenance costs or economic promotion
             2773      activities to be paid by assessments and the initial estimated annual assessment to be levied;
             2774          (ii) a description of how the estimated assessment will be determined;


             2775          (iii) a description of how and when the governing body will adjust the assessment to
             2776      reflect current operation and maintenance costs or the costs of current economic promotion
             2777      activities;
             2778          (iv) a description of the method of assessment if different from the method of
             2779      assessment to be used for financing any improvement; and
             2780          (v) a statement of the maximum number of years over which the assessment for
             2781      operation and maintenance or economic promotion activities will be levied; and
             2782          (l) if the governing body intends to divide the proposed assessment area into zones
             2783      under Subsection 11-42-201 (1)(b), a description of the proposed zones.
             2784          (2) A notice required under Subsection 11-42-201 (2)(a) may contain other information
             2785      that the governing body considers to be appropriate, including:
             2786          (a) the amount or proportion of the cost of the improvement to be paid by the local
             2787      entity or from sources other than an assessment;
             2788          (b) the estimated amount of each type of assessment for the various improvements to
             2789      be financed according to the method of assessment that the governing body chooses; and
             2790          (c) provisions for any optional improvements.
             2791          (3) Each notice required under Subsection 11-42-201 (2)(a) shall:
             2792          (a) (i) (A) be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the local entity's
             2793      jurisdictional boundaries, once a week for four consecutive weeks, with the last publication at
             2794      least five but not more than 20 days before the deadline under Section 11-42-203 for filing
             2795      protests; or
             2796          [(ii)] (B) if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the local entity's
             2797      jurisdictional boundaries, be posted in at least three public places within the local entity's
             2798      jurisdictional boundaries at least 20 but not more than 35 days before the deadline under
             2799      Section 11-42-203 for filing protests; and
             2800          (ii) be published in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for four weeks before the
             2801      deadline under Section 11-42-203 for filing protests; and
             2802          (b) be mailed, postage prepaid, within ten days after the first publication or posting of


             2803      the notice under Subsection (3)(a) to each owner of property to be assessed within the
             2804      proposed assessment area at the property owner's mailing address.
             2805          Section 56. Section 11-42-301 is amended to read:
             2806           11-42-301. Improvements made only under contract let to lowest responsive,
             2807      responsible bidder -- Publishing notice -- Sealed bids -- Procedure -- Exceptions to
             2808      contract requirement.
             2809          (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a local entity may make
             2810      improvements in an assessment area only under contract let to the lowest responsive,
             2811      responsible bidder for the kind of service, material, or form of construction that the local
             2812      entity's governing body determines in compliance with any applicable local entity ordinances.
             2813          (2) A local entity may:
             2814          (a) divide improvements into parts;
             2815          (b) (i) let separate contracts for each part; or
             2816          (ii) combine multiple parts into the same contract; and
             2817          (c) let a contract on a unit basis.
             2818          (3) (a) A local entity may not let a contract until after publishing notice as provided in
             2819      Subsection (3)(b):
             2820          (i) at least one time in a newspaper of general circulation within the boundaries of the
             2821      local entity at least 15 days before the date specified for receipt of bids[.]; and
             2822          (ii) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 , at least 15 days before the date specified for
             2823      receipt of bids.
             2824          (b) Each notice under Subsection (3)(a) shall notify contractors that the local entity
             2825      will receive sealed bids at a specified time and place for the construction of the improvements.
             2826          (c) Notwithstanding a local entity's failure, through inadvertence or oversight, to
             2827      publish the notice or to publish the notice within 15 days before the date specified for receipt
             2828      of bids, the governing body may proceed to let a contract for the improvements if the local
             2829      entity receives at least three sealed and bona fide bids from contractors by the time specified
             2830      for the receipt of bids.


             2831          (d) A local entity may publish a notice required under this Subsection (3) at the same
             2832      time as a notice under Section 11-42-202 .
             2833          (4) (a) A local entity may accept as a sealed bid a bid that is:
             2834          (i) manually sealed and submitted; or
             2835          (ii) electronically sealed and submitted.
             2836          (b) The governing body or project engineer shall, at the time specified in the notice
             2837      under Subsection (3), open and examine the bids.
             2838          (c) In open session, the governing body:
             2839          (i) shall declare the bids; and
             2840          (ii) may reject any or all bids if the governing body considers the rejection to be for
             2841      the public good.
             2842          (d) The local entity may award the contract to the lowest responsive, responsible
             2843      bidder even if the price bid by that bidder exceeds the estimated costs as determined by the
             2844      project engineer.
             2845          (e) A local entity may in any case:
             2846          (i) refuse to award a contract;
             2847          (ii) obtain new bids after giving a new notice under Subsection (3);
             2848          (iii) determine to abandon the assessment area; or
             2849          (iv) not make some of the improvements proposed to be made.
             2850          (5) A local entity is not required to let a contract as provided in this section for:
             2851          (a) an improvement or part of an improvement the cost of which or the making of
             2852      which is donated or contributed;
             2853          (b) an improvement that consists of furnishing utility service or maintaining
             2854      improvements;
             2855          (c) labor, materials, or equipment supplied by the local entity;
             2856          (d) the local entity's acquisition of completed or partially completed improvements in
             2857      an assessment area;
             2858          (e) design, engineering, and inspection costs incurred with respect to the construction


             2859      of improvements in an assessment area; or
             2860          (f) additional work performed in accordance with the terms of a contract duly let to the
             2861      lowest responsible bidder.
             2862          (6) A local entity may itself furnish utility service and maintain improvements within
             2863      an assessment area.
             2864          (7) (a) A local entity may acquire completed or partially completed improvements in
             2865      an assessment area, but may not pay an amount for those improvements that exceeds their fair
             2866      market value.
             2867          (b) Upon the local entity's payment for completed or partially completed
             2868      improvements, title to the improvements shall be conveyed to the local entity or another public
             2869      agency.
             2870          (8) The provisions of Title 11, Chapter 39, Building Improvements and Public Works
             2871      Projects, and Section 72-6-108 do not apply to improvements to be constructed in an
             2872      assessment area.
             2873          Section 57. Section 11-42-402 is amended to read:
             2874           11-42-402. Notice of assessment and board of equalization hearing.
             2875          Each notice required under Subsection 11-42-401 (2)(a)(iii) shall:
             2876          (1) state:
             2877          (a) that an assessment list is completed and available for examination at the offices of
             2878      the local entity;
             2879          (b) the total estimated or actual cost of the improvements;
             2880          (c) the amount of the total estimated or actual cost of the proposed improvements to be
             2881      paid by the local entity;
             2882          (d) the amount of the assessment to be levied against benefitted property within the
             2883      assessment area;
             2884          (e) the assessment method used to calculate the proposed assessment;
             2885          (f) the unit cost used to calculate the assessments shown on the assessment list, based
             2886      on the assessment method used to calculate the proposed assessment; and


             2887          (g) the dates, times, and place of the board of equalization hearings under Subsection
             2888      11-42-401 (2)(b);
             2889          (2) beginning at least 20 but not more than 35 days before the first hearing of the
             2890      board of equalization:
             2891          (a) (i) be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation within the local
             2892      entity's jurisdictional boundaries; or
             2893          [(b)] (ii) if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the local entity's
             2894      jurisdictional boundaries, be posted in at least three public places within the local entity's
             2895      jurisdictional boundaries; and
             2896          (b) be published in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for 35 days before the first
             2897      hearing of the board of equalization; and
             2898          (3) be mailed, postage prepaid, within ten days after the first publication or posting of
             2899      the notice under Subsection (2) to each owner of property to be assessed within the proposed
             2900      assessment area at the property owner's mailing address.
             2901          Section 58. Section 11-42-404 is amended to read:
             2902           11-42-404. Adoption of a resolution or ordinance levying an assessment -- Notice
             2903      of the adoption -- Effective date of resolution or ordinance -- Notice of assessment
             2904      interest.
             2905          (1) (a) After receiving a final report from a board of equalization under Subsection
             2906      11-42-403 (5) or, if applicable, after the time for filing an appeal under Subsection
             2907      11-42-403 (6) has passed, the governing body may adopt a resolution or ordinance levying an
             2908      assessment against benefitted property within the assessment area.
             2909          (b) Each local entity that levies an assessment under this chapter shall levy the
             2910      assessment at one time only, unless the assessment is to pay operation and maintenance costs
             2911      or the costs of economic promotion activities.
             2912          (c) An assessment resolution or ordinance adopted under Subsection (1)(a):
             2913          (i) need not describe each tract, block, lot, part of block or lot, or parcel of property to
             2914      be assessed;


             2915          (ii) need not include the legal description or tax identification number of the parcels of
             2916      property assessed in the assessment area; and
             2917          (iii) is adequate for purposes of identifying the property to be assessed within the
             2918      assessment area if the assessment resolution or ordinance incorporates by reference the
             2919      corrected assessment list that describes the property assessed by legal description and tax
             2920      identification number.
             2921          (2) (a) Each local entity that adopts an assessment resolution or ordinance shall give
             2922      notice of the adoption by:
             2923          (i) (A) publishing a copy of the resolution or ordinance once in a newspaper of general
             2924      circulation within the local entity's jurisdictional boundaries; or
             2925          [(ii)] (B) if there is no newspaper of general circulation with the local entity's
             2926      jurisdictional boundaries as described in Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A), posting a copy of the
             2927      resolution or ordinance in at least three public places within the local entity's jurisdictional
             2928      boundaries for at least 21 days[.]; and
             2929          (ii) publishing, in accordance with Section 45-1-101 , a copy of the resolution or
             2930      ordinance for at least 21 days.
             2931          (b) No other publication or posting of the resolution or ordinance is required.
             2932          (3) Notwithstanding any other statutory provision regarding the effective date of a
             2933      resolution or ordinance, each assessment resolution or ordinance takes effect:
             2934          (a) on the date of publication or posting of the notice under Subsection (2); or
             2935          (b) at a later date provided in the resolution or ordinance.
             2936          (4) (a) The governing body of each local entity that has adopted an assessment
             2937      resolution or ordinance under Subsection (1) shall, within five days after the 25-day
             2938      prepayment period under Subsection 11-42-411 (6) has passed, file a notice of assessment
             2939      interest with the recorder of the county in which the assessed property is located.
             2940          (b) Each notice of assessment interest under Subsection (4)(a) shall:
             2941          (i) state that the local entity has an assessment interest in the assessed property;
             2942          (ii) if the assessment is to pay operation and maintenance costs or for economic


             2943      promotion activities, state the maximum number of years over which an assessment will be
             2944      payable; and
             2945          (iii) describe the property assessed by legal description and tax identification number.
             2946          (c) A local entity's failure to file a notice of assessment interest under this Subsection
             2947      (4) has no affect on the validity of an assessment levied under an assessment resolution or
             2948      ordinance adopted under Subsection (1).
             2949          Section 59. Section 11-42-604 is amended to read:
             2950           11-42-604. Notice regarding resolution or ordinance authorizing interim
             2951      warrants or bond anticipation notes -- Complaint contesting warrants or notes --
             2952      Prohibition against contesting warrants and notes.
             2953          (1) A local entity may publish notice, as provided in Subsection (2), of a resolution or
             2954      ordinance that the governing body has adopted authorizing the issuance of interim warrants or
             2955      bond anticipation notes.
             2956          (2) (a) If a local entity chooses to publish notice under Subsection (1)(a), the notice
             2957      shall:
             2958          (i) be published:
             2959          (A) in a newspaper of general circulation within the local entity; and
             2960          (B) as required in Section 45-1-101 ; and
             2961          (ii) contain:
             2962          (A) the name of the issuer of the interim warrants or bond anticipation notes;
             2963          (B) the purpose of the issue;
             2964          (C) the maximum principal amount that may be issued;
             2965          (D) the maximum length of time over which the interim warrants or bond anticipation
             2966      notes may mature;
             2967          (E) the maximum interest rate, if there is a maximum rate; and
             2968          (F) the times and place where a copy of the resolution or ordinance may be examined,
             2969      as required under Subsection (2)(b).
             2970          (b) The local entity shall allow examination of the resolution or ordinance authorizing


             2971      the issuance of the interim warrants or bond anticipation notes at its office during regular
             2972      business hours.
             2973          (3) Any person may, within 30 days after publication of a notice under Subsection (1),
             2974      file a verified, written complaint in the district court of the county in which the person resides,
             2975      contesting the regularity, formality, or legality of the interim warrants or bond anticipation
             2976      notes issued by the local entity or the proceedings relating to the issuance of the interim
             2977      warrants or bond anticipation notes.
             2978          (4) After the 30-day period under Subsection (3), no person may contest the regularity,
             2979      formality, or legality of the interim warrants or bond anticipation notes issued by a local entity
             2980      under the resolution or ordinance that was the subject of the notice under Subsection (1), or
             2981      the proceedings relating to the issuance of the interim warrants or bond anticipation notes.
             2982          Section 60. Section 13-31-302 is amended to read:
             2983           13-31-302. Sale of molds for payment of lien.
             2984          (1) (a) Prior to selling a mold, the molder shall send written notice by registered mail
             2985      to the last-known address of the customer.
             2986          (b) The notice required by Subsection (1)(a) shall include:
             2987          (i) the molder's intention to sell the mold 30 days from the day the customer received
             2988      the notice;
             2989          (ii) the description of the mold to be sold;
             2990          (iii) the time and place of the sale; and
             2991          (iv) an itemized statement for the amount due the molder from the customer.
             2992          (c) A molder shall publish notice of the molder's intention to sell a mold in a
             2993      newspaper of general circulation covering the customer's last-known address[,] and as required
             2994      in Section 45-1-101 if:
             2995          (i) the receipt of the mailing of the notice described in Subsection (1)(a) is not
             2996      returned; or
             2997          (ii) the postal service returns the notice described in Subsection (1)(a) as being
             2998      nondeliverable.


             2999          (d) The notice provided for in Subsection (1)(c) shall include a description of the
             3000      mold.
             3001          (2) A molder may sell a mold 30 days from the later of the day:
             3002          (a) the customer received the notice in accordance with Subsection (1)(a); or
             3003          (b) the date the molder published the notice under Subsection (1)(c).
             3004          (3) If from the sale of a mold under this section the molder receives an amount in
             3005      excess of the amount of the lien, the excess shall be paid as follows:
             3006          (a) to any prior lienholder known to the molder at the time of the sale; and
             3007          (b) after paying any lienholder under Subsection (3)(a), the remainder:
             3008          (i) if the customer's address is known at the time of sale, to the customer; or
             3009          (ii) if the customer's address is not known at the time of sale, to the state in accordance
             3010      with Title 67, Chapter 4a, Unclaimed Property Act.
             3011          Section 61. Section 13-44-202 is amended to read:
             3012           13-44-202. Personal information -- Disclosure of system security breach.
             3013          (1) (a) A person who owns or licenses computerized data that includes personal
             3014      information concerning a Utah resident shall, when the person becomes aware of a breach of
             3015    &nb