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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill amends the board of trustees membership requirements for an improvement
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . amends the board of trustees membership requirements for an improvement district;
16 . makes technical corrections.
17 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
19 Other Special Clauses:
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
23 17B-2a-404, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
25 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26 Section 1. Section 17B-2a-404 is amended to read:
27 17B-2a-404. Improvement district board of trustees.
28 (1) As used in this section:
29 (a) "County district" means an improvement district that does not include within its
30 boundaries any territory of a municipality.
31 (b) "County member" means a member of a board of trustees of a county district.
32 (c) "Electric district" means an improvement district that was created for the purpose of
33 providing electric service.
34 (d) "Included municipality" means a municipality whose boundaries are entirely
35 contained within but do not coincide with the boundaries of an improvement district.
36 (e) "Municipal district" means an improvement district whose boundaries coincide
37 with the boundaries of a single municipality.
38 (f) "Regular district" means an improvement district that is not a county district,
39 electric district, or municipal district.
40 (g) "Remaining area" means the area of a regular district that:
41 (i) is outside the boundaries of an included municipality; and
42 (ii) includes the area of an included municipality whose legislative body elects, under
43 Subsection (4)(a)(ii), not to appoint a member to the board of trustees of the regular district.
44 (h) "Remaining area member" means a member of a board of trustees of a regular
45 district who is appointed, or, if applicable, elected to represent the remaining area of the
47 (2) The legislative body of the municipality included within a municipal district may:
48 (a) elect, at the time of the creation of the district, to be the board of trustees of the
49 district; and
50 (b) adopt at any time a resolution providing for:
51 (i) the election of board of trustees members, as provided in Section 17B-1-306 ; or
52 (ii) the appointment of board of trustees members, as provided in Section 17B-1-304 .
53 (3) The legislative body of a county whose unincorporated area is partly or completely
54 within a county district may:
55 (a) elect, at the time of the creation of the district, to be the board of trustees of the
56 district; and
57 (b) adopt at any time a resolution providing for:
58 (i) the election of board of trustees members, as provided in Section 17B-1-306 ; or
59 (ii) the appointment of board of trustees members, as provided in Section 17B-1-304 .
60 (4) (a) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (4)(a)(ii), the legislative body of each
61 included municipality shall each appoint one member to the board of trustees of a regular
63 (ii) The legislative body of an included municipality may elect not to appoint a member
64 to the board under Subsection (4)(a)(i).
65 (b) Except as provided in Subsection (5), the legislative body of each county whose
66 boundaries include a remaining area shall appoint all other members to the board of trustees of
67 a regular district.
68 (5) Each remaining area member of a regular district and each county member of a
69 county district shall be elected, as provided in Section 17B-1-306 , if:
70 (a) the petition or resolution initiating the creation of the district provides for remaining
71 area or county members to be elected;
72 (b) the district holds an election to approve the district's issuance of bonds;
73 (c) for a regular district, an included municipality elects, under Subsection
75 (d) (i) at least 90 days before the municipal general election, a petition is filed with the
76 district's board of trustees requesting remaining area members or county members, as the case
77 may be, to be elected; and
78 (ii) the petition is signed by registered voters within the remaining area or county
79 district, as the case may be, equal in number to at least 10% of the number of registered voters
80 within the remaining area or county district, respectively, who voted in the last gubernatorial
82 (6) Subject to Section 17B-1-302 , the number of members of a board of trustees of a
83 regular district shall be:
84 (a) the number of included municipalities within the district, if:
85 (i) the number is an odd number; and
86 (ii) the district does not include a remaining area;
87 (b) the number of included municipalities plus one, if the number of included
88 municipalities within the district is even; and
89 (c) the number of included municipalities plus two, if:
90 (i) the number of included municipalities is odd; and
91 (ii) the district includes a remaining area.
92 (7) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (7)(b), each remaining area member of the
93 board of trustees of a regular district shall reside within the remaining area.
94 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (7)(a), if the population of the remaining area is less
95 than [
96 from the district at large.
97 (8) If the election of remaining area or county members of the board of trustees is
98 required because of a bond election, as provided in Subsection (5)(b):
99 (a) a person may file a declaration of candidacy if:
100 (i) the person resides within:
101 (A) the remaining area, for a regular district; or
102 (B) the county district, for a county district; and
103 (ii) otherwise qualifies as a candidate;
104 (b) the board of trustees shall, if required, provide a ballot separate from the bond
105 election ballot, containing the names of candidates and blanks in which a voter may write
106 additional names; and
107 (c) the election shall otherwise be governed by Title 20A, Election Code.
108 (9) (a) (i) This Subsection (9) applies to the board of trustees members of an electric
110 (ii) Subsections (2) through (8) do not apply to an electric district.
111 (b) The legislative body of the county in which an electric district is located may
112 appoint the initial board of trustees of the electric district as provided in Section 17B-1-304 .
113 (c) After the initial board of trustees is appointed as provided in Subsection (9)(b), each
114 member of the board of trustees of an electric district shall be elected by persons using
115 electricity from and within the district.
116 (d) Each member of the board of trustees of an electric district shall be a user of
117 electricity from the district and, if applicable, the division of the district from which elected.
118 (e) The board of trustees of an electric district may be elected from geographic
119 divisions within the district.
120 (f) A municipality within an electric district is not entitled to automatic representation
121 on the board of trustees.
Legislative Review Note
as of 11-2-09 12:45 PM