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H.B. 218






Chief Sponsor: Gage Froerer

Senate Sponsor: Allen M. Christensen

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies a provision relating to the disincorporation of a municipality.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    modifies a provision depriving district courts of jurisdiction to consider or order an
             14      election for a disconnection petition when the petition is filed within two years after
             15      the incorporation; and
             16          .    provides an exception to that provision if the municipality was incorporated after a
             17      specified date without an election to approve the incorporation and the
             18      incorporation petition did not contain the signatures of a majority of registered
             19      voters within the area proposed for incorporation.
             20      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             21          None
             22      Other Special Clauses:
             23          None
             24      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             25      AMENDS:
             26          10-2-710, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1981, Chapter 55

             28      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             29          Section 1. Section 10-2-710 is amended to read:
             30           10-2-710. Limitation on jurisdiction of court to consider disincorporation
             31      petition.
             32          [No] (1) A district court [has] does not have jurisdiction to consider a petition seeking
             33      disincorporation of a municipality or to order an election based upon the submission of [such] a
             34      petition if:
             35          [(1)] (a) the disincorporation petition is filed with the court less than two years after the
             36      official date of incorporation of the municipality which the petition seeks to dissolve, except as
             37      provided in Subsection (2); or
             38          [(2)] (b) the disincorporation petition is filed with the court less than two years after the
             39      date of an election held to decide the question of dissolution of the municipality which the
             40      petition seeks to dissolve.
             41          (2) The limitation on the district court's jurisdiction under Subsection (1)(a) does not
             42      apply if:
             43          (a) the municipality was incorporated on or after January 1, 2010 without an election to
             44      approve the incorporation; and
             45          (b) the incorporation petition that was filed to propose the incorporation of the
             46      municipality did not contain the signatures of a majority of the registered voters within the area
             47      that the incorporation petition proposed to be incorporated.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 8-31-09 2:19 PM

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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