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S.B. 82






Chief Sponsor: Dennis E. Stowell

House Sponsor: Fred R Hunsaker

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies a provision relating to the funding of local health authorities.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    repeals and reenacts a provision relating to the funding of local health authorities;
             14          .    clarifies the allowable sources of funding for a local health authority;
             15          .    prohibits counties from using general fund money for local health authorities unless
             16      the county levies a separate local health department tax at the maximum rate; and
             17          .    makes technical changes.
             18      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      REPEALS AND REENACTS:
             24          26A-1-117, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 249
             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Section 26A-1-117 is repealed and reenacted to read:

             28          26A-1-117. Funding of local health department -- Separate tax levy -- Use of
             29      general fund money.
             30          (1) A county may fund its local health department from:
             31          (a) federal, state, or, subject to Subsection (3), local money appropriated, allocated, or
             32      otherwise made available to the local health department;
             33          (b) funds derived from a county property tax levy, as provided in Subsection (2); and
             34          (c) the county's general fund, subject to Subsection (3).
             35          (2) (a) A county may levy a property tax, for purposes of funding the county's local
             36      health department, at a rate not to exceed .0004 per dollar of taxable value.
             37          (b) As provided in Subsection 59-2-911 (1)(h), the maximum levies under Section
             38      59-2-908 do not apply to and do not include a levy under this Subsection (2).
             39          (c) A county is exempt from the advertisement and hearing requirements of Sections
             40      59-2-918 and 59-2-919 for an increase in the levy under this Subsection (2) if the increase is
             41      equal to or less than a concurrent decrease in the county's levy for general county purposes.
             42          (d) A county that levies a tax under this Subsection (2) shall allocate all revenue
             43      collected from the tax to the county's local health department.
             44          (3) A county may not allocate money from its general fund to the local health
             45      department unless the county imposes the maximum levy allowed under Subsection (2).

Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-16-09 2:55 PM

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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