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LEGAL NOTICE AMENDMENTS

             2     
2010 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Stephen H. Urquhart

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House Sponsor: John Dougall

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends legal notice requirements.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    modifies provisions relating to public notices on websites;
             13          .    modifies provisions requiring the publication of notice of a public meeting or
             14      hearing so that the notice is published on the Utah Public Notice Website rather
             15      than a website for legal notices;
             16          .    clarifies publication requirements for a notice subject to legal notice publication
             17      and the Open and Public Meetings Act;
             18          .    adds a requirement to publish notice to the Utah Public Notice Website to certain
             19      provisions requiring the publication of notice;
             20          .    modifies an advertisement for bids publication requirement applicable to the
             21      Department of Transportation; and
             22          .    makes technical changes.
             23      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             24          None
             25      Other Special Clauses:
             26          This bill coordinates with H.B. 216, Incorporation of a Town Amendments, by
             27      providing superseding, technical amendments.
             28      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             29      AMENDS:


             30          4-30-5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             31          7-1-706, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             32          10-2-108, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             33          10-2-114, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             34          10-2-125, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 350 and 388
             35          10-2-407, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 205 and 388
             36          10-2-415, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             37          10-2-418, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 230, 350, and 388
             38          10-2-419, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 218, 350, and 388
             39          10-2-502.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             40          10-3-818, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             41          10-5-108, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             42          10-6-113, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             43          10-8-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             44          10-9a-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             45          10-9a-205, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             46          10-9a-208, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 338 and 388
             47          10-18-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             48          10-18-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             49          11-14-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             50          11-42-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             51          17-27a-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             52          17-27a-205, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             53          17-27a-208, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 338 and 388
             54          17-27a-306, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 205 and 388
             55          17-27a-404, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             56          17-36-12, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             57          17-36-26, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388


             58          17-41-304, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             59          17-41-405, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             60          17B-1-211, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             61          17B-1-413, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             62          17B-1-417, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 350 and 388
             63          17B-1-609, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 204 and 388
             64          17B-1-1204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             65          17B-1-1307, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             66          17C-1-601, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 387 and 388
             67          17C-2-403, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             68          17C-4-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 387 and 388
             69          17C-4-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             70          19-2-109, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             71          20A-7-204.1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             72          45-1-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, First Special Session, Chapter 5
             73          53A-3-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             74          53A-3-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 277 and 388
             75          53B-7-101.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             76          54-8-10, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             77          54-8-16, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             78          57-11-11, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             79          59-2-919, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 162, 204, and 388
             80          59-2-919.2, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 162
             81          59-12-1102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 385 and 388
             82          63G-9-303, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             83          63H-1-701, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             84          63H-2-204, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 378
             85          72-3-108, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388


             86          72-5-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             87          72-6-107, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 217
             88          73-1-16, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             89          73-5-14, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             90          75-1-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             91      Utah Code Sections Affected by Coordination Clause:
             92          10-2-125, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 350 and 388
             93     
             94      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             95          Section 1. Section 4-30-5 is amended to read:
             96           4-30-5. Hearing on license application -- Notice of hearing.
             97          (1) Upon the filing of an application, the chairman of the Livestock Market
             98      Committee shall set a time for hearing on the application in the city or town nearest the
             99      proposed site of the livestock market and cause notice of the time and place of the hearing
             100      together with a copy of the application to be forwarded by mail, not less than 15 days before
             101      the hearing date, to the following:
             102          (a) each licensed livestock market operator within the state; and
             103          (b) each livestock or other interested association or group of persons in the state that
             104      has filed written notice with the committee requesting receipt of notice of such hearings.
             105          (2) Notice of the hearing shall be published 14 days before the scheduled hearing date:
             106          (a) in a daily or weekly newspaper of general circulation within the city or town where
             107      the hearing is scheduled; and
             108          (b) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             109      Section 63F-1-701 .
             110          Section 2. Section 7-1-706 is amended to read:
             111           7-1-706. Application to commissioner to exercise power -- Procedure.
             112          (1) Except as provided in Sections 7-1-704 and 7-1-705 , by filing a request for agency
             113      action with the commissioner, any person may request the commissioner to:


             114          (a) issue any rule or order;
             115          (b) exercise any powers granted to the commissioner under this title; or
             116          (c) act on any matter that is subject to the approval of the commissioner.
             117          (2) Within 10 days of receipt of the request, the commissioner shall, at the applicant's
             118      expense, cause a supervisor to make a careful investigation of the facts relevant or material to
             119      the request.
             120          (3) (a) The supervisor shall submit written findings and recommendations to the
             121      commissioner.
             122          (b) The application, any additional information furnished by the applicant, and the
             123      findings and recommendations of the supervisor may be inspected by any person at the office
             124      of the commissioner, except those portions of the application or report that the commissioner
             125      designates as confidential to prevent a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy.
             126          (4) (a) If a hearing is held concerning the request, the commissioner shall publish
             127      notice of the hearing at the applicant's expense:
             128          (i) in a newspaper of general circulation within the county where the applicant is
             129      located at least once a week for three successive weeks before the date of the hearing; and
             130          (ii) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             131      Section 63F-1-701 , for three weeks before the date of the hearing.
             132          (b) The notice required by Subsection (4)(a) shall include the information required by
             133      the department's rules.
             134          (c) The commissioner shall act upon the request within 30 days after the close of the
             135      hearing, based on the record before the commissioner.
             136          (5) (a) If no hearing is held, the commissioner shall approve or disapprove the request
             137      within 90 days of receipt of the request based on:
             138          (i) the application;
             139          (ii) additional information filed with the commissioner; and
             140          (iii) the findings and recommendations of the supervisor.
             141          (b) The commissioner shall act on the request by issuing findings of fact, conclusions,


             142      and an order, and shall mail a copy of each to:
             143          (i) the applicant;
             144          (ii) all persons who have filed protests to the granting of the application; and
             145          (iii) other persons that the commissioner considers should receive copies.
             146          (6) The commissioner may impose any conditions or limitations on the approval or
             147      disapproval of a request that the commissioner considers proper to:
             148          (a) protect the interest of creditors, depositors, and other customers of an institution;
             149          (b) protect its shareholders or members; and
             150          (c) carry out the purposes of this title.
             151          Section 3. Section 10-2-108 is amended to read:
             152           10-2-108. Public hearings on feasibility study results -- Notice of hearings.
             153          (1) If the results of the feasibility study or supplemental feasibility study meet the
             154      requirements of Subsection 10-2-109 (3), the county legislative body shall, at its next regular
             155      meeting after receipt of the results of the feasibility study or supplemental feasibility study,
             156      schedule at least two public hearings to be held:
             157          (a) within the following 60 days;
             158          (b) at least seven days apart;
             159          (c) in geographically diverse locations within the proposed city; and
             160          (d) for the purpose of allowing:
             161          (i) the feasibility consultant to present the results of the study; and
             162          (ii) the public to become informed about the feasibility study results and to ask
             163      questions about those results of the feasibility consultant.
             164          (2) (a) (i) The county clerk shall publish notice of the public hearings required under
             165      Subsection (1):
             166          (A) at least once a week for three successive weeks in a newspaper of general
             167      circulation within the proposed city; and
             168          (B) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             169      in Section 63F-1-701 , for three weeks.


             170          (ii) The last publication of notice required under Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A) shall be at
             171      least three days before the first public hearing required under Subsection (1).
             172          (b) (i) If, under Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A), there is no newspaper of general circulation
             173      within the proposed city, the county clerk shall post at least one notice of the hearings per
             174      1,000 population in conspicuous places within the proposed city that are most likely to give
             175      notice of the hearings to the residents of the proposed city.
             176          (ii) The clerk shall post the notices under Subsection (2)(b)(i) at least seven days
             177      before the first hearing under Subsection (1).
             178          (c) The notice under Subsections (2)(a) and (b) shall include the feasibility study
             179      summary under Subsection 10-2-106 (3)(b) and shall indicate that a full copy of the study is
             180      available for inspection and copying at the office of the county clerk.
             181          Section 4. Section 10-2-114 is amended to read:
             182           10-2-114. Determination of number of council members -- Determination of
             183      election districts -- Hearings and notice.
             184          (1) If the incorporation proposal passes, the petition sponsors shall, within 25 days of
             185      the canvass of the election under Section 10-2-111 :
             186          (a) if the voters at the incorporation election choose the council-mayor form of
             187      government, determine the number of council members that will constitute the council of the
             188      future city;
             189          (b) if the voters at the incorporation election vote to elect council members by district,
             190      determine the number of council members to be elected by district and draw the boundaries of
             191      those districts, which shall be substantially equal in population;
             192          (c) determine the initial terms of the mayor and members of the city council so that:
             193          (i) the mayor and approximately half the members of the city council are elected to
             194      serve an initial term, of no less than one year, that allows their successors to serve a full
             195      four-year term that coincides with the schedule established in Subsection 10-3-205 (1); and
             196          (ii) the remaining members of the city council are elected to serve an initial term, of no
             197      less than one year, that allows their successors to serve a full four-year term that coincides


             198      with the schedule established in Subsection 10-3-205 (2); and
             199          (d) submit in writing to the county legislative body the results of the sponsors'
             200      determinations under Subsections (1)(a), (b), and (c).
             201          (2) (a) Before making a determination under Subsection (1)(a), (b), or (c), the petition
             202      sponsors shall hold a public hearing within the future city on the applicable issues under
             203      Subsections (1)(a), (b), and (c).
             204          (b) (i) The petition sponsors shall publish notice of the public hearing under
             205      Subsection (2)(a):
             206          (A) in a newspaper of general circulation within the future city at least once a week for
             207      two successive weeks before the hearing; and
             208          (B) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             209      in Section 63F-1-701 , for two weeks before the hearing.
             210          (ii) The last publication of notice under Subsection (2)(b)(i)(A) shall be at least three
             211      days before the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a).
             212          (c) (i) In accordance with Subsection (2)(b)(i)(A), if there is no newspaper of general
             213      circulation within the future city, the petition sponsors shall post at least one notice of the
             214      hearing per 1,000 population in conspicuous places within the future city that are most likely
             215      to give notice of the hearing to the residents of the future city.
             216          (ii) The petition sponsors shall post the notices under Subsection (2)(c)(i) at least
             217      seven days before the hearing under Subsection (2)(a).
             218          Section 5. Section 10-2-125 is amended to read:
             219           10-2-125. Incorporation of a town.
             220          (1) As used in this section:
             221          (a) "Assessed value," with respect to agricultural land, means the value at which the
             222      land would be assessed without regard to a valuation for agricultural use under Section
             223      59-2-503 .
             224          (b) "Financial feasibility study" means a study to determine:
             225          (i) the projected revenues for the proposed town during the first three years after


             226      incorporation; and
             227          (ii) the projected costs, including overhead, that the proposed town will incur in
             228      providing governmental services during the first three years after incorporation.
             229          (c) "Municipal service" means a publicly provided service that is not provided on a
             230      countywide basis.
             231          (d) "Nonurban" means having a residential density of less than one unit per acre.
             232          (2) (a) (i) A contiguous area of a county not within a municipality, with a population
             233      of at least 100 but less than 1,000, may incorporate as a town as provided in this section.
             234          (ii) An area within a county of the first class is not contiguous for purposes of
             235      Subsection (2)(a)(i) if:
             236          (A) the area includes a strip of land that connects geographically separate areas; and
             237          (B) the distance between the geographically separate areas is greater than the average
             238      width of the strip of land connecting the geographically separate areas.
             239          (b) The population figure under Subsection (2)(a) shall be determined:
             240          (i) as of the date the incorporation petition is filed; and
             241          (ii) by the Utah Population Estimates Committee within 20 days after the county
             242      clerk's certification under Subsection (6) of a petition filed under Subsection (4).
             243          (3) (a) The process to incorporate an area as a town is initiated by filing a request for a
             244      public hearing with the clerk of the county in which the area is located.
             245          (b) Each request for a public hearing under Subsection (3)(a) shall:
             246          (i) be signed by the owners of at least five separate parcels of private real property,
             247      each owned by a different owner, located within the area proposed to be incorporated; and
             248          (ii) be accompanied by an accurate map or plat depicting the boundary of the
             249      proposed town.
             250          (c) Within 10 days after a request for a public hearing is filed under Subsection (3)(a),
             251      the county clerk shall, with the assistance of other county officers from whom the clerk
             252      requests assistance, determine whether the petition complies with the requirements of
             253      Subsection (3)(b).


             254          (d) If the clerk determines that a request under Subsection (3)(a) fails to comply with
             255      the requirements of Subsection (3)(b), the clerk shall reject the request and deliver written
             256      notice of the rejection to the signers of the request.
             257          (e) (i) If the clerk determines that a request under Subsection (3)(a) complies with the
             258      requirements of Subsection (3)(b), the clerk shall:
             259          (A) schedule and arrange for a public hearing to be held:
             260          (I) (Aa) at a public facility located within the boundary of the proposed town; or
             261          (Bb) if there is no public facility within the boundary of the proposed town, at another
             262      nearby public facility or at the county seat; and
             263          (II) within 20 days after the clerk provides the last notice required under Subsection
             264      (3)(e)(i)(B); and
             265          (B) [subject to Subsection (3)(e)(ii)] no later than 10 days after the clerk determines
             266      that a request complies with the requirements of Subsection (3)(b), give notice of the public
             267      hearing on the proposed incorporation by:
             268          (I) posting notice of the public hearing on the county's Internet website, if the county
             269      has an Internet website; [and]
             270          (II) (Aa) [(Ii)] publishing notice of the public hearing at least once a week for two
             271      consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation within the proposed town; [and] or
             272          [(IIii) publishing notice of the public hearing in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for
             273      two weeks; or]
             274          (Bb) [in accordance with Subsection (3)(e)(i)(B)(II)(Aa)(Ii),] if there is no newspaper
             275      of general circulation within the proposed town, posting notice of the public hearing in at least
             276      five conspicuous public places within the proposed town[.]; and
             277          [(ii) The posting of notice required under Subsection (3)(e)(i)(B)(I) and, if applicable,
             278      Subsection (3)(e)(i)(B)(II)(Bb) and the first publishing of notice required under Subsection
             279      (3)(e)(i)(B)(II)(Aa), if applicable, shall occur no later than 10 days after the clerk determines
             280      that a request complies with the requirements of Subsection (3)(b).]
             281          (III) publishing notice of the public hearing on the Utah Public Notice Website created


             282      in Section 63F-1-701 .
             283          [(iii)] (ii) Each public hearing under Subsection (3)(e)(i)(A) shall be conducted by the
             284      chair of the county commission or council, or the chair's designee, to:
             285          (A) introduce the concept of the proposed incorporation to the public;
             286          (B) allow the public to review the map or plat of the boundary of the proposed town;
             287          (C) allow the public to ask questions and become informed about the proposed
             288      incorporation; and
             289          (D) allow the public to express their views about the proposed incorporation,
             290      including their views about the boundary of the area proposed to be incorporated.
             291          (4) (a) At any time within three months after the public hearing under Subsection
             292      (3)(e), a petition to incorporate the area as a town may be filed with the clerk of the county in
             293      which the area is located.
             294          (b) Each petition under Subsection (4)(a) shall:
             295          (i) be signed by:
             296          (A) the owners of private real property that:
             297          (I) is located within the area proposed to be incorporated;
             298          (II) covers a majority of the total private land area within the area;
             299          (III) is equal in assessed value to more than 1/2 of the assessed value of all private real
             300      property within the area; and
             301          (IV) consists, in number of parcels, of at least 1/3 of the number of all parcels of
             302      private real property within the area proposed to be incorporated; and
             303          (B) a majority of all registered voters within the area proposed to be incorporated as a
             304      town, according to the official voter registration list maintained by the county on the date the
             305      petition is filed;
             306          (ii) designate as sponsors at least five of the property owners who have signed the
             307      petition, one of whom shall be designated as the contact sponsor, with the mailing address of
             308      each owner signing as a sponsor;
             309          (iii) be accompanied by and circulated with an accurate map or plat, prepared by a


             310      licensed surveyor, showing a legal description of the boundary of the proposed town; and
             311          (iv) substantially comply with and be circulated in the following form:
             312          PETITION FOR INCORPORATION OF (insert the proposed name of the proposed
             313      town)
             314          To the Honorable County Legislative Body of (insert the name of the county in which
             315      the proposed town is located) County, Utah:
             316          We, the undersigned owners of real property and registered voters within the area
             317      described in this petition, respectfully petition the county legislative body for the area
             318      described in this petition to be incorporated as a town. Each of the undersigned affirms that
             319      each has personally signed this petition and is an owner of real property or a registered voter
             320      residing within the described area, and that the current residence address of each is correctly
             321      written after the signer's name. The area proposed to be incorporated as a town is described as
             322      follows: (insert an accurate description of the area proposed to be incorporated).
             323          (c) A petition under this Subsection (4) may not describe an area that includes some or
             324      all of an area proposed for annexation in an annexation petition under Section 10-2-403 that:
             325          (i) was filed before the filing of the petition; and
             326          (ii) is still pending on the date the petition is filed.
             327          (d) A petition may not be filed under this section if the private real property owned by
             328      the petition sponsors, designated under Subsection (4)(b)(ii), cumulatively exceeds 40% of the
             329      total private land area within the area proposed to be incorporated as a town.
             330          (e) A signer of a petition under this Subsection (4) may withdraw or, after withdrawn,
             331      reinstate the signer's signature on the petition:
             332          (i) at any time until the county clerk certifies the petition under Subsection (6); and
             333          (ii) by filing a signed, written withdrawal or reinstatement with the county clerk.
             334          (5) (a) If a petition is filed under Subsection (4)(a) proposing to incorporate as a town
             335      an area located within a county of the first class, the county clerk shall deliver written notice of
             336      the proposed incorporation:
             337          (i) to each owner of private real property owning more than 1% of the assessed value


             338      of all private real property within the area proposed to be incorporated as a town; and
             339          (ii) within seven calendar days after the date on which the petition is filed.
             340          (b) A private real property owner described in Subsection (5)(a)(i) may exclude all or
             341      part of the owner's property from the area proposed to be incorporated as a town by filing a
             342      notice of exclusion:
             343          (i) with the county clerk; and
             344          (ii) within 10 calendar days after receiving the clerk's notice under Subsection (5)(a).
             345          (c) The county legislative body shall exclude from the area proposed to be
             346      incorporated as a town the property identified in the notice of exclusion under Subsection
             347      (5)(b) if:
             348          (i) the property:
             349          (A) is nonurban; and
             350          (B) does not and will not require a municipal service; and
             351          (ii) exclusion will not leave an unincorporated island within the proposed town.
             352          (d) If the county legislative body excludes property from the area proposed to be
             353      incorporated as a town, the county legislative body shall send written notice of the exclusion to
             354      the contact sponsor within five days after the exclusion.
             355          (6) Within 20 days after the filing of a petition under Subsection (4), the county clerk
             356      shall:
             357          (a) with the assistance of other county officers from whom the clerk requests
             358      assistance, determine whether the petition complies with the requirements of Subsection (4);
             359      and
             360          (b) (i) if the clerk determines that the petition complies with those requirements:
             361          (A) certify the petition and deliver the certified petition to the county legislative body;
             362      and
             363          (B) mail or deliver written notification of the certification to:
             364          (I) the contact sponsor;
             365          (II) if applicable, the chair of the planning commission of each township in which any


             366      part of the area proposed for incorporation is located; and
             367          (III) the Utah Population Estimates Committee; or
             368          (ii) if the clerk determines that the petition fails to comply with any of those
             369      requirements, reject the petition and notify the contact sponsor in writing of the rejection and
             370      the reasons for the rejection.
             371          (7) (a) (i) A petition that is rejected under Subsection (6)(b)(ii) may be amended to
             372      correct a deficiency for which it was rejected and then refiled with the county clerk.
             373          (ii) A valid signature on a petition filed under Subsection (4)(a) may be used toward
             374      fulfilling the signature requirement of Subsection (4)(b) for the same petition that is amended
             375      under Subsection (7)(a)(i) and then refiled with the county clerk.
             376          (b) If a petition is amended and refiled under Subsection (7)(a)(i) after having been
             377      rejected by the county clerk under Subsection (6)(b)(ii):
             378          (i) the amended petition shall be considered as a newly filed petition; and
             379          (ii) the amended petition's processing priority is determined by the date on which it is
             380      refiled.
             381          (8) (a) (i) The legislative body of a county with which a petition is filed under
             382      Subsection (4) may, at its option and upon the petition being certified under Subsection (6),
             383      commission and pay for a financial feasibility study.
             384          (ii) If the county legislative body chooses to commission a financial feasibility study,
             385      the county legislative body shall:
             386          (A) within 20 days after the incorporation petition is certified, select and engage a
             387      feasibility consultant; and
             388          (B) require the feasibility consultant to complete the financial feasibility study and
             389      submit written results of the study to the county legislative body no later than 30 days after the
             390      feasibility consultant is engaged to conduct the financial feasibility study.
             391          (b) The county legislative body shall approve a petition proposing the incorporation of
             392      a town and hold an election for town officers, as provided in Subsection (9), if:
             393          (i) the county clerk has certified the petition under Subsection (6); and


             394          (ii) (A) (I) the county legislative body has commissioned a financial feasibility study
             395      under Subsection (8)(a); and
             396          (II) the results of the financial feasibility study show that the average annual amount of
             397      revenues described in Subsection (1)(b)(i) does not exceed the average annual amount of costs
             398      described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) by more than 10%; or
             399          (B) the county legislative body chooses not to commission a financial feasibility study.
             400          (c) (i) If the county legislative body commissions a financial feasibility study under
             401      Subsection (8)(a) and the results of the financial feasibility study show that the average annual
             402      amount of revenues described in Subsection (1)(b)(i) exceeds the average annual amount of
             403      costs described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) by more than 10%, the county legislative body may:
             404          (A) deny the petition, subject to Subsection (8)(c)(ii), if the results of the financial
             405      feasibility study show that the average annual amount of revenues described in Subsection
             406      (1)(b)(i) exceeds the average annual amount of costs described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) by 25%
             407      or more;
             408          (B) approve the petition and hold an election for town officers, as provided in
             409      Subsection (9); or
             410          (C) (I) with the consent of the petition sponsors:
             411          (Aa) impose conditions to mitigate the fiscal inequities identified in the financial
             412      feasibility study; or
             413          (Bb) alter the boundaries of the area proposed to be incorporated as a town to
             414      approximate the boundaries necessary to prevent the average annual amount of revenues
             415      described in Subsection (1)(b)(i) from exceeding the average annual amount of costs described
             416      in Subsection (1)(b)(ii); and
             417          (II) approve the incorporation petition and hold an election for town officers, as
             418      provided in Subsection (9).
             419          (ii) A county legislative body intending to deny a petition under Subsection
             420      (8)(c)(i)(A) shall deny the petition within 20 days after the feasibility consultant submits the
             421      written results of the financial feasibility study.


             422          (d) Each town that incorporates pursuant to a petition approved after the county
             423      legislative body imposes conditions under Subsection (8)(c)(i)(C)(I) shall comply with those
             424      conditions.
             425          (9) (a) The legislative body of the county in which the proposed new town is located
             426      shall hold the election for town officers provided for in Subsection (8) within:
             427          (i) 45 days after the petition is certified, for an election under Subsection (8)(b)(ii)(B);
             428          (ii) 45 days after the feasibility consultant submits the written results of the financial
             429      feasibility study, for an election under Subsection (8)(b)(ii)(A) or (8)(c)(i)(B); or
             430          (iii) 60 days after the feasibility consultant submits the written results of the financial
             431      feasibility study, for an election under Subsection (8)(c)(i)(C).
             432          (b) The officers elected at an election under Subsection (9)(a) shall take office:
             433          (i) at noon on the first Monday in January next following the election, if the election is
             434      held on a regular general or municipal general election date; or
             435          (ii) at noon on the first day of the month next following the effective date of the
             436      incorporation under Subsection (12), if the election of officers is held on any other date.
             437          (10) Each newly incorporated town shall operate under the five-member council form
             438      of government as defined in Section 10-3b-102 .
             439          (11) The mayor-elect of the future town shall:
             440          (a) within 30 days after the canvass of the election of town officers under Subsection
             441      (9), file with the lieutenant governor:
             442          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             443      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             444          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             445          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of incorporation under
             446      Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             447          (i) if the town is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the recorder
             448      of that county the original:
             449          (A) notice of an impending boundary action;


             450          (B) certificate of incorporation; and
             451          (C) approved final local entity plat; or
             452          (ii) if the town is located within the boundaries of more than a single county, submit
             453      the original of the documents listed in Subsections (11)(b)(i)(A), (B), and (C) to one of those
             454      counties and a certified copy of those documents to each other county.
             455          (12) (a) A new town is incorporated:
             456          (i) on December 31 of the year in which the lieutenant governor issues a certificate of
             457      incorporation under Section 67-1a-6.5 , if the election of town officers under Subsection (9) is
             458      held on a regular general or municipal general election date; or
             459          (ii) on the last day of the month during which the lieutenant governor issues a
             460      certificate of incorporation under Section 67-1a-6.5 , if the election of town officers under
             461      Subsection (9) is held on any other date.
             462          (b) (i) The effective date of an incorporation for purposes of assessing property within
             463      the new town is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             464          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (11)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             465      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a newly incorporated town may not:
             466          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property within the town;
             467          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property within the town; or
             468          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the town.
             469          (13) For each petition filed before March 5, 2008:
             470          (a) the petition is subject to and governed by the law in effect at the time the petition
             471      was filed; and
             472          (b) the law in effect at the time the petition was filed governs in all administrative and
             473      judicial proceedings relating to the petition.
             474          Section 6. Section 10-2-407 is amended to read:
             475           10-2-407. Protest to annexation petition -- Township planning commission
             476      recommendation -- Petition requirements -- Disposition of petition if no protest filed.
             477          (1) (a) A protest to an annexation petition under Section 10-2-403 may be filed by:


             478          (i) the legislative body or governing board of an affected entity; or
             479          (ii) for a proposed annexation of an area within a county of the first class, the owners
             480      of private real property that:
             481          (A) is located in the unincorporated area within 1/2 mile of the area proposed for
             482      annexation;
             483          (B) covers at least 25% of the private land area located in the unincorporated area
             484      within 1/2 mile of the area proposed for annexation; and
             485          (C) is equal in value to at least 15% of all real property located in the unincorporated
             486      area within 1/2 mile of the area proposed for annexation.
             487          (b) (i) A planning commission of a township located in a county of the first class may
             488      recommend to the legislative body of the county in which the township is located that the
             489      county legislative body file a protest against a proposed annexation under this part of an area
             490      located within the township.
             491          (ii) (A) The township planning commission shall communicate each recommendation
             492      under Subsection (1)(b)(i) in writing to the county legislative body within 30 days after the
             493      city recorder or town clerk's certification of the annexation petition under Subsection
             494      10-2-405 (2) (c)(i).
             495          (B) At the time the recommendation is communicated to the county legislative body
             496      under Subsection (1)(b)(ii)(A), the township planning commission shall mail or deliver a copy
             497      of the recommendation to the legislative body of the proposed annexing municipality and to
             498      the contact sponsor.
             499          (2) (a) Each protest under Subsection (1)(a) shall:
             500          (i) be filed:
             501          (A) no later than 30 days after the municipal legislative body's receipt of the notice of
             502      certification under Subsection 10-2-405 (2)(c)(i); and
             503          (B) (I) in a county that has already created a commission under Section 10-2-409 , with
             504      the commission; or
             505          (II) in a county that has not yet created a commission under Section 10-2-409 , with the


             506      clerk of the county in which the area proposed for annexation is located; [and]
             507          (ii) state each reason for the protest of the annexation petition and, if the area proposed
             508      to be annexed is located in a specified county, justification for the protest under the standards
             509      established in this chapter;
             510          (iii) if the area proposed to be annexed is located in a specified county, contain other
             511      information that the commission by rule requires or that the party filing the protest considers
             512      pertinent; and
             513          (iv) the name and address of a contact person who is to receive notices sent by the
             514      commission with respect to the protest proceedings.
             515          (b) The party filing a protest under this section shall on the same date deliver or mail a
             516      copy of the protest to the city recorder or town clerk of the proposed annexing municipality.
             517          (c) Each clerk who receives a protest under Subsection (2)(a)(i)(B)(II) shall:
             518          (i) immediately notify the county legislative body of the protest; and
             519          (ii) deliver the protest to the boundary commission within five days after:
             520          (A) receipt of the protest, if the boundary commission has previously been created; or
             521          (B) creation of the boundary commission under Subsection 10-2-409 (1)(b), if the
             522      boundary commission has not previously been created.
             523          (d) Each protest of a proposed annexation of an area located in a county of the first
             524      class under Subsection (1)(a)(ii) shall, in addition to the requirements of Subsections (2)(a)
             525      and (b):
             526          (i) indicate the typed or printed name and current residence address of each owner
             527      signing the protest; and
             528          (ii) designate one of the signers of the protest as the contact person and state the
             529      mailing address of the contact person.
             530          (3) (a) (i) If a protest is filed under this section:
             531          (A) the municipal legislative body may, at its next regular meeting after expiration of
             532      the deadline under Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A), deny the annexation petition; or
             533          (B) if the municipal legislative body does not deny the annexation petition under


             534      Subsection (3)(a)(i)(A), the municipal legislative body may take no further action on the
             535      annexation petition until after receipt of the commission's notice of its decision on the protest
             536      under Section 10-2-416 .
             537          (ii) If a municipal legislative body denies an annexation petition under Subsection
             538      (3)(a)(i)(A), the municipal legislative body shall, within five days after the denial, send notice
             539      of the denial in writing to:
             540          (A) the contact sponsor of the annexation petition;
             541          (B) the commission;
             542          (C) each entity that filed a protest;
             543          (D) if a protest was filed under Subsection (1)(a)(ii) for a proposed annexation of an
             544      area located in a county of the first class, the contact person; and
             545          (E) if any of the area proposed for annexation is within a township, the legislative
             546      body of the county in which the township is located.
             547          (b) (i) If no timely protest is filed under this section, the municipal legislative body
             548      may, subject to Subsection (3)(b)(ii), approve the petition.
             549          (ii) Before approving an annexation petition under Subsection (3)(b)(i), the municipal
             550      legislative body shall:
             551          (A) hold a public hearing; and
             552          (B) at least seven days before the public hearing under Subsection (3)(b)(ii)(A):
             553          (I) (Aa) publish notice of the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the
             554      municipality and the area proposed for annexation; or
             555          (Bb) if there is no newspaper of general circulation in those areas, post written notices
             556      of the hearing in conspicuous places within those areas that are most likely to give notice to
             557      residents within those areas; and
             558          (II) publish notice of the hearing [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah
             559      Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 .
             560          (iii) Within 10 days after approving an annexation under Subsection (3)(b)(i) of an
             561      area that is partly or entirely within a township, the municipal legislative body shall send


             562      notice of the approval to the legislative body of the county in which the township is located.
             563          Section 7. Section 10-2-415 is amended to read:
             564           10-2-415. Public hearing -- Notice.
             565          (1) (a) (i) If the results of the feasibility study or supplemental feasibility study meet
             566      the requirements of Subsection 10-2-416 (3) with respect to a proposed annexation of an area
             567      located in a county of the first class, the commission shall hold a public hearing within 30
             568      days of receipt of the feasibility study or supplemental feasibility study results.
             569          (ii) At the hearing under Subsection (1)(a)(i), the commission shall:
             570          (A) require the feasibility consultant to present the results of the feasibility study and,
             571      if applicable, the supplemental feasibility study;
             572          (B) allow those present to ask questions of the feasibility consultant regarding the
             573      study results; and
             574          (C) allow those present to speak to the issue of annexation.
             575          (iii) (A) The commission shall:
             576          (I) publish notice of each hearing under Subsection (1)(a)(i):
             577          (Aa) at least once a week for two successive weeks in a newspaper of general
             578      circulation within the area proposed for annexation, the surrounding 1/2 mile of
             579      unincorporated area, and the proposed annexing municipality; and
             580          (Bb) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website
             581      created in Section 63F-1-701 , for two weeks; and
             582          (II) send written notice of the hearing to the municipal legislative body of the proposed
             583      annexing municipality, the contact sponsor on the annexation petition, each entity that filed a
             584      protest, and, if a protest was filed under Subsection 10-2-407 (1)(a)(ii), the contact person.
             585          (B) In accordance with Subsection (1)(a)(iii)(A)(I)(Aa), if there is no newspaper of
             586      general circulation within the areas described in Subsection (1)(a)(iii)(A)(I)(Aa), the
             587      commission shall give the notice required under that subsection by posting notices, at least
             588      seven days before the hearing, in conspicuous places within those areas that are most likely to
             589      give notice of the hearing to the residents of those areas.


             590          (C) The notice under Subsections (1)(a)(iii)(A) and (B) shall include the feasibility
             591      study summary under Subsection 10-2-413 (2)(b) and shall indicate that a full copy of the
             592      study is available for inspection and copying at the office of the commission.
             593          (b) (i) Within 30 days after the time under Subsection 10-2-407 (2) for filing a protest
             594      has expired with respect to a proposed annexation of an area located in a specified county, the
             595      boundary commission shall hold a hearing on all protests that were filed with respect to the
             596      proposed annexation.
             597          (ii) (A) At least 14 days before the date of each hearing under Subsection (1)(b)(i), the
             598      commission chair shall cause notice of the hearing to be published in a newspaper of general
             599      circulation within the area proposed for annexation.
             600          (B) Each notice under Subsection (1)(b)(ii)(A) shall:
             601          (I) state the date, time, and place of the hearing;
             602          (II) briefly summarize the nature of the protest; and
             603          (III) state that a copy of the protest is on file at the commission's office.
             604          (iii) The commission may continue a hearing under Subsection (1)(b)(i) from time to
             605      time, but no continued hearing may be held later than 60 days after the original hearing date.
             606          (iv) In considering protests, the commission shall consider whether the proposed
             607      annexation:
             608          (A) complies with the requirements of Sections 10-2-402 and 10-2-403 and the
             609      annexation policy plan of the proposed annexing municipality;
             610          (B) conflicts with the annexation policy plan of another municipality; and
             611          (C) if the proposed annexation includes urban development, will have an adverse tax
             612      consequence on the remaining unincorporated area of the county.
             613          (2) (a) The commission shall record each hearing under this section by electronic
             614      means.
             615          (b) A transcription of the recording under Subsection (2)(a), the feasibility study, if
             616      applicable, information received at the hearing, and the written decision of the commission
             617      shall constitute the record of the hearing.


             618          Section 8. Section 10-2-418 is amended to read:
             619           10-2-418. Annexation of an island or peninsula without a petition -- Notice --
             620      Hearing.
             621          (1) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection 10-2-402 (2), a municipality may annex an
             622      unincorporated area under this section without an annexation petition if:
             623          (i) (A) the area to be annexed consists of one or more unincorporated islands within or
             624      unincorporated peninsulas contiguous to the municipality;
             625          (B) the majority of each island or peninsula consists of residential or commercial
             626      development;
             627          (C) the area proposed for annexation requires the delivery of municipal-type services;
             628      and
             629          (D) the municipality has provided most or all of the municipal-type services to the
             630      area for more than one year;
             631          (ii) (A) the area to be annexed consists of one or more unincorporated islands within
             632      or unincorporated peninsulas contiguous to the municipality, each of which has fewer than
             633      800 residents; and
             634          (B) the municipality has provided one or more municipal-type services to the area for
             635      at least one year; or
             636          (iii) (A) the area consists of:
             637          (I) an unincorporated island within or an unincorporated peninsula contiguous to the
             638      municipality; and
             639          (II) no more than 50 acres; and
             640          (B) the county in which the area is located and the municipality agree that the area
             641      should be included within the municipality.
             642          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection 10-2-402 (1)(b)(iii), a municipality may annex a
             643      portion of an unincorporated island or unincorporated peninsula under this section, leaving
             644      unincorporated the remainder of the unincorporated island or unincorporated peninsula, if:
             645          (i) in adopting the resolution under Subsection (2)(a)(i), the municipal legislative body


             646      determines that not annexing the entire unincorporated island or unincorporated peninsula is
             647      in the municipality's best interest; and
             648          (ii) for an annexation of one or more unincorporated islands under Subsection
             649      (1)(a)(ii), the entire island of unincorporated area, of which a portion is being annexed,
             650      complies with the requirement of Subsection (1)(a)(ii)(A) relating to the number of residents.
             651          (2) (a) The legislative body of each municipality intending to annex an area under this
             652      section shall:
             653          (i) adopt a resolution indicating the municipal legislative body's intent to annex the
             654      area, describing the area proposed to be annexed;
             655          (ii) publish notice:
             656          (A) (I) at least once a week for three successive weeks in a newspaper of general
             657      circulation within the municipality and the area proposed for annexation; or
             658          (II) if there is no newspaper of general circulation in the areas described in Subsection
             659      (2)(a)(ii)(A), post at least one notice per 1,000 population in places within those areas that are
             660      most likely to give notice to the residents of those areas; and
             661          (B) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             662      in Section 63F-1-701 , for three weeks;
             663          (iii) send written notice to the board of each local district and special service district
             664      whose boundaries contain some or all of the area proposed for annexation and to the
             665      legislative body of the county in which the area proposed for annexation is located; and
             666          (iv) hold a public hearing on the proposed annexation no earlier than 30 days after the
             667      adoption of the resolution under Subsection (2)(a)(i).
             668          (b) Each notice under Subsections (2)(a)(ii) and (iii) shall:
             669          (i) state that the municipal legislative body has adopted a resolution indicating its
             670      intent to annex the area proposed for annexation;
             671          (ii) state the date, time, and place of the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(iv);
             672          (iii) describe the area proposed for annexation; and
             673          (iv) except for an annexation that meets the property owner consent requirements of


             674      Subsection (3)(b), state in conspicuous and plain terms that the municipal legislative body will
             675      annex the area unless, at or before the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(iv), written
             676      protests to the annexation are filed by the owners of private real property that:
             677          (A) is located within the area proposed for annexation;
             678          (B) covers a majority of the total private land area within the entire area proposed for
             679      annexation; and
             680          (C) is equal in value to at least 1/2 the value of all private real property within the
             681      entire area proposed for annexation.
             682          (c) The first publication of the notice required under Subsection (2)(a)(ii)(A) shall be
             683      within 14 days of the municipal legislative body's adoption of a resolution under Subsection
             684      (2)(a)(i).
             685          (3) (a) Upon conclusion of the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(iv), the
             686      municipal legislative body may adopt an ordinance approving the annexation of the area
             687      proposed for annexation under this section unless, at or before the hearing, written protests to
             688      the annexation have been filed with the city recorder or town clerk, as the case may be, by the
             689      owners of private real property that:
             690          (i) is located within the area proposed for annexation;
             691          (ii) covers a majority of the total private land area within the entire area proposed for
             692      annexation; and
             693          (iii) is equal in value to at least 1/2 the value of all private real property within the
             694      entire area proposed for annexation.
             695          (b) (i) Upon conclusion of the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(iv), a
             696      municipality may adopt an ordinance approving the annexation of the area proposed for
             697      annexation under this section without allowing or considering protests under Subsection (3)(a)
             698      if the owners of at least 75% of the total private land area within the entire area proposed for
             699      annexation, representing at least 75% of the value of the private real property within the entire
             700      area proposed for annexation, have consented in writing to the annexation.
             701          (ii) Upon the effective date under Section 10-2-425 of an annexation approved by an


             702      ordinance adopted under Subsection (3)(b)(i), the area annexed shall be conclusively
             703      presumed to be validly annexed.
             704          (4) (a) If protests are timely filed that comply with Subsection (3), the municipal
             705      legislative body may not adopt an ordinance approving the annexation of the area proposed for
             706      annexation, and the annexation proceedings under this section shall be considered terminated.
             707          (b) Subsection (4)(a) may not be construed to prohibit the municipal legislative body
             708      from excluding from a proposed annexation under Subsection (1)(a)(ii) the property within an
             709      unincorporated island regarding which protests have been filed and proceeding under
             710      Subsection (1)(b) to annex some or all of the remaining portion of the unincorporated island.
             711          Section 9. Section 10-2-419 is amended to read:
             712           10-2-419. Boundary adjustment -- Notice and hearing -- Protest.
             713          (1) The legislative bodies of two or more municipalities having common boundaries
             714      may adjust their common boundaries as provided in this section.
             715          (2) (a) The legislative body of each municipality intending to adjust a boundary that is
             716      common with another municipality shall:
             717          (i) adopt a resolution indicating the intent of the municipal legislative body to adjust a
             718      common boundary;
             719          (ii) hold a public hearing on the proposed adjustment no less than 60 days after the
             720      adoption of the resolution under Subsection (2)(a)(i); and
             721          (iii) (A) publish notice:
             722          (I) at least once a week for three successive weeks in a newspaper of general
             723      circulation within the municipality; or
             724          (II) if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the municipality, post at least
             725      one notice per 1,000 population in places within the municipality that are most likely to give
             726      notice to residents of the municipality; and
             727          (B) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             728      in Section 63F-1-701 for three weeks.
             729          (b) The notice required under Subsection (2)(a)(iii) shall:


             730          (i) state that the municipal legislative body has adopted a resolution indicating the
             731      municipal legislative body's intent to adjust a boundary that the municipality has in common
             732      with another municipality;
             733          (ii) describe the area proposed to be adjusted;
             734          (iii) state the date, time, and place of the public hearing required under Subsection
             735      (2)(a)(ii);
             736          (iv) state in conspicuous and plain terms that the municipal legislative body will adjust
             737      the boundaries unless, at or before the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(ii), written
             738      protests to the adjustment are filed by the owners of private real property that:
             739          (A) is located within the area proposed for adjustment;
             740          (B) covers at least 25% of the total private land area within the area proposed for
             741      adjustment; and
             742          (C) is equal in value to at least 15% of the value of all private real property within the
             743      area proposed for adjustment;
             744          (v) state that the area that is the subject of the boundary adjustment will, because of
             745      the boundary adjustment, be automatically annexed to a local district providing fire protection,
             746      paramedic, and emergency services or a local district providing law enforcement service, as
             747      the case may be, as provided in Section 17B-1-416 , if:
             748          (A) the municipality to which the area is being added because of the boundary
             749      adjustment is entirely within the boundaries of a local district:
             750          (I) that provides fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services or law
             751      enforcement service, respectively; and
             752          (II) in the creation of which an election was not required because of Subsection
             753      17B-1-214 (3)(c); and
             754          (B) the municipality from which the area is being taken because of the boundary
             755      adjustment is not within the boundaries of the local district; and
             756          (vi) state that the area proposed for annexation to the municipality will be
             757      automatically withdrawn from a local district providing fire protection, paramedic, and


             758      emergency services, as provided in Subsection 17B-1-502 (2), if:
             759          (A) the municipality to which the area is being added because of the boundary
             760      adjustment is not within the boundaries of a local district:
             761          (I) that provides fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services; and
             762          (II) in the creation of which an election was not required because of Subsection
             763      17B-1-214 (3)(c); and
             764          (B) the municipality from which the area is being taken because of the boundary
             765      adjustment is entirely within the boundaries of the local district.
             766          (c) The first publication of the notice required under Subsection (2)(a)(iii)(A) shall be
             767      within 14 days of the municipal legislative body's adoption of a resolution under Subsection
             768      (2)(a)(i).
             769          (3) Upon conclusion of the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(ii), the municipal
             770      legislative body may adopt an ordinance approving the adjustment of the common boundary
             771      unless, at or before the hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(ii), written protests to the adjustment
             772      have been filed with the city recorder or town clerk, as the case may be, by the owners of
             773      private real property that:
             774          (a) is located within the area proposed for adjustment;
             775          (b) covers at least 25% of the total private land area within the area proposed for
             776      adjustment; and
             777          (c) is equal in value to at least 15% of the value of all private real property within the
             778      area proposed for adjustment.
             779          (4) The municipal legislative body shall comply with the requirements of Section
             780      10-2-425 as if the boundary adjustment were an annexation.
             781          (5) (a) An ordinance adopted under Subsection (3) becomes effective when each
             782      municipality involved in the boundary adjustment has adopted an ordinance under Subsection
             783      (3).
             784          (b) The effective date of a boundary adjustment under this section is governed by
             785      Section 10-2-425 .


             786          Section 10. Section 10-2-502.5 is amended to read:
             787           10-2-502.5. Hearing on request for disconnection -- Determination by municipal
             788      legislative body -- Petition in district court.
             789          (1) Within 30 calendar days after the last publication of notice required under
             790      Subsection 10-2-501 (3)(a), the legislative body of the municipality in which the area proposed
             791      for disconnection is located shall hold a public hearing.
             792          (2) At least seven calendar days before the hearing date, the municipal legislative body
             793      shall provide notice of the public hearing:
             794          (a) in writing to the petitioners and to the legislative body of the county in which the
             795      area proposed for disconnection is located; and
             796          (b) by publishing a notice:
             797          (i) (A) in a newspaper of general circulation within the municipality; or
             798          (B) if there is no newspaper as described in Subsection (2)(b)(i)(A), then by posting
             799      notice of the hearing in at least three public places within the municipality; and
             800          (ii) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             801      Section 63F-1-701 .
             802          (3) In the public hearing, any person may speak and submit documents regarding the
             803      disconnection proposal.
             804          (4) Within 45 calendar days of the hearing, the municipal legislative body shall:
             805          (a) determine whether to grant the request for disconnection; and
             806          (b) if the municipality determines to grant the request, adopt an ordinance approving
             807      disconnection of the area from the municipality.
             808          (5) (a) A petition against the municipality challenging the municipal legislative body's
             809      determination under Subsection (4) may be filed in district court by:
             810          (i) petitioners; or
             811          (ii) the county in which the area proposed for disconnection is located.
             812          (b) Each petition under Subsection (5)(a) shall include a copy of the request for
             813      disconnection.


             814          Section 11. Section 10-3-818 is amended to read:
             815           10-3-818. Salaries in municipalities.
             816          (1) The elective and statutory officers of municipalities shall receive such
             817      compensation for their services as the governing body may fix by ordinance adopting
             818      compensation or compensation schedules enacted after public hearing.
             819          (2) Upon its own motion the governing body may review or consider the compensation
             820      of any officer or officers of the municipality or a salary schedule applicable to any officer or
             821      officers of the city for the purpose of determining whether or not it should be adopted,
             822      changed, or amended. In the event that the governing body decides that the compensation or
             823      compensation schedules should be adopted, changed, or amended, it shall set a time and place
             824      for a public hearing at which all interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be heard.
             825          (3) (a) Notice of the time, place, and purpose of the meeting shall be published at least
             826      seven days before the meeting by publication:
             827          (i) at least once in a newspaper published in the county within which the municipality
             828      is situated and generally circulated in the municipality; and
             829          (ii) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             830      Section 63F-1-701 .
             831          (b) If there is not a newspaper as described in Subsection (3)(a)(i), then notice shall be
             832      given by posting this notice in three public places in the municipality.
             833          (4) After the conclusion of the public hearing, the governing body may enact an
             834      ordinance fixing, changing, or amending the compensation of any elective or appointive
             835      officer of the municipality or adopting a compensation schedule applicable to any officer or
             836      officers.
             837          (5) Any ordinance enacted before Laws of Utah 1977, Chapter 48, by a municipality
             838      establishing a salary or compensation schedule for its elective or appointive officers and any
             839      salary fixed prior to Laws of Utah 1977, Chapter 48, shall remain effective until the
             840      municipality has enacted an ordinance pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
             841          (6) The compensation of all municipal officers shall be paid at least monthly out of the


             842      municipal treasury provided that municipalities having 1,000 or fewer population may by
             843      ordinance provide for the payment of its statutory officers less frequently. None of the
             844      provisions of this chapter shall be considered as limiting or restricting the authority to any
             845      municipality that has adopted or does adopt a charter pursuant to Utah Constitution, Article
             846      XI, Section 5, to determine the salaries of its elective and appointive officers or employees.
             847          Section 12. Section 10-5-108 is amended to read:
             848           10-5-108. Budget hearing -- Notice -- Adjustments.
             849          (1) Prior to the adoption of the final budget, each town council shall hold a public
             850      hearing to receive public comment.
             851          (2) The council shall provide notice of the place, purpose, and time of the public
             852      hearing by publishing notice at least seven days before the hearing:
             853          (a) (i) at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the town; or
             854          (ii) if there is no newspaper of general circulation, then by posting the notice in three
             855      public places at least 48 hours prior to the hearing; and
             856          (b) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             857      Section 63F-1-701 .
             858          (3) After the hearing, the council, subject to Section 10-5-110 , may adjust
             859      expenditures and revenues in conformity with this chapter.
             860          Section 13. Section 10-6-113 is amended to read:
             861           10-6-113. Budget -- Notice of hearing to consider adoption.
             862          At the meeting at which each tentative budget is adopted, the governing body shall
             863      establish the time and place of a public hearing to consider its adoption and shall order that
             864      notice of the public hearing be published at least seven days prior to the hearing:
             865          (1) (a) in at least one issue of a newspaper of general circulation published in the
             866      county in which the city is located; or
             867          (b) if there is not a newspaper as described in Subsection (1)(a), then the notice
             868      required by this section may be posted in three public places within the city; and
             869          (2) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in


             870      Section 63F-1-701 .
             871          Section 14. Section 10-8-2 is amended to read:
             872           10-8-2. Appropriations -- Acquisition and disposal of property -- Municipal
             873      authority -- Corporate purpose -- Procedure -- Notice of intent to acquire real property.
             874          (1) (a) A municipal legislative body may:
             875          (i) appropriate money for corporate purposes only;
             876          (ii) provide for payment of debts and expenses of the corporation;
             877          (iii) subject to Subsections (4) and (5), purchase, receive, hold, sell, lease, convey, and
             878      dispose of real and personal property for the benefit of the municipality, whether the property
             879      is within or without the municipality's corporate boundaries, if the action is in the public
             880      interest and complies with other law;
             881          (iv) improve, protect, and do any other thing in relation to this property that an
             882      individual could do; and
             883          (v) subject to Subsection (2) and after first holding a public hearing, authorize
             884      municipal services or other nonmonetary assistance to be provided to or waive fees required to
             885      be paid by a nonprofit entity, whether or not the municipality receives consideration in return.
             886          (b) A municipality may:
             887          (i) furnish all necessary local public services within the municipality;
             888          (ii) purchase, hire, construct, own, maintain and operate, or lease public utilities
             889      located and operating within and operated by the municipality; and
             890          (iii) subject to Subsection (1)(c), acquire by eminent domain, or otherwise, property
             891      located inside or outside the corporate limits of the municipality and necessary for any of the
             892      purposes stated in Subsections (1)(b)(i) and (ii), subject to restrictions imposed by Title 78B,
             893      Chapter 6, Part 5, Eminent Domain, and general law for the protection of other communities.
             894          (c) Each municipality that intends to acquire property by eminent domain under
             895      Subsection (1)(b) shall, upon the first contact with the owner of the property sought to be
             896      acquired, deliver to the owner a copy of a booklet or other materials provided by the Office of
             897      the Property Rights Ombudsman, created under Section 13-43-201 , dealing with the property


             898      owner's rights in an eminent domain proceeding.
             899          (d) Subsection (1)(b) may not be construed to diminish any other authority a
             900      municipality may claim to have under the law to acquire by eminent domain property located
             901      inside or outside the municipality.
             902          (2) (a) Services or assistance provided pursuant to Subsection (1)(a)(v) is not subject
             903      to the provisions of Subsection (3).
             904          (b) The total amount of services or other nonmonetary assistance provided or fees
             905      waived under Subsection (1)(a)(v) in any given fiscal year may not exceed 1% of the
             906      municipality's budget for that fiscal year.
             907          (3) It is considered a corporate purpose to appropriate money for any purpose that, in
             908      the judgment of the municipal legislative body, provides for the safety, health, prosperity,
             909      moral well-being, peace, order, comfort, or convenience of the inhabitants of the municipality
             910      subject to the following:
             911          (a) The net value received for any money appropriated shall be measured on a
             912      project-by-project basis over the life of the project.
             913          (b) The criteria for a determination under this Subsection (3) shall be established by
             914      the municipality's legislative body. A determination of value received, made by the
             915      municipality's legislative body, shall be presumed valid unless it can be shown that the
             916      determination was arbitrary, capricious, or illegal.
             917          (c) The municipality may consider intangible benefits received by the municipality in
             918      determining net value received.
             919          (d) (i) Prior to the municipal legislative body making any decision to appropriate any
             920      funds for a corporate purpose under this section, a public hearing shall be held.
             921          (ii) Notice of the hearing described in Subsection (3)(d)(i) shall be published:
             922          (A) (I) in a newspaper of general circulation at least 14 days before the date of the
             923      hearing; or
             924          (II) if there is no newspaper of general circulation, by posting notice in at least three
             925      conspicuous places within the municipality for the same time period; and


             926          (B) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             927      in Section 63F-1-701 , at least 14 days before the date of the hearing.
             928          (e) A study shall be performed before notice of the public hearing is given and shall be
             929      made available at the municipality for review by interested parties at least 14 days
             930      immediately prior to the public hearing, setting forth an analysis and demonstrating the
             931      purpose for the appropriation. In making the study, the following factors shall be considered:
             932          (i) what identified benefit the municipality will receive in return for any money or
             933      resources appropriated;
             934          (ii) the municipality's purpose for the appropriation, including an analysis of the way
             935      the appropriation will be used to enhance the safety, health, prosperity, moral well-being,
             936      peace, order, comfort, or convenience of the inhabitants of the municipality; and
             937          (iii) whether the appropriation is necessary and appropriate to accomplish the
             938      reasonable goals and objectives of the municipality in the area of economic development, job
             939      creation, affordable housing, blight elimination, job preservation, the preservation of historic
             940      structures and property, and any other public purpose.
             941          (f) (i) An appeal may be taken from a final decision of the municipal legislative body,
             942      to make an appropriation.
             943          (ii) The appeal shall be filed within 30 days after the date of that decision, to the
             944      district court.
             945          (iii) Any appeal shall be based on the record of the proceedings before the legislative
             946      body.
             947          (iv) A decision of the municipal legislative body shall be presumed to be valid unless
             948      the appealing party shows that the decision was arbitrary, capricious, or illegal.
             949          (g) The provisions of this Subsection (3) apply only to those appropriations made after
             950      May 6, 2002.
             951          (h) This section applies only to appropriations not otherwise approved pursuant to
             952      Title 10, Chapter 5, Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for Utah Towns, or Title 10, Chapter 6,
             953      Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for Utah Cities.


             954          (4) (a) Before a municipality may dispose of a significant parcel of real property, the
             955      municipality shall:
             956          (i) provide reasonable notice of the proposed disposition at least 14 days before the
             957      opportunity for public comment under Subsection (4)(a)(ii); and
             958          (ii) allow an opportunity for public comment on the proposed disposition.
             959          (b) Each municipality shall, by ordinance, define what constitutes:
             960          (i) a significant parcel of real property for purposes of Subsection (4)(a); and
             961          (ii) reasonable notice for purposes of Subsection (4)(a)(i).
             962          (5) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(d), each municipality intending to acquire
             963      real property for the purpose of expanding the municipality's infrastructure or other facilities
             964      used for providing services that the municipality offers or intends to offer shall provide written
             965      notice, as provided in this Subsection (5), of its intent to acquire the property if:
             966          (i) the property is located:
             967          (A) outside the boundaries of the municipality; and
             968          (B) in a county of the first or second class; and
             969          (ii) the intended use of the property is contrary to:
             970          (A) the anticipated use of the property under the general plan of the county in whose
             971      unincorporated area or the municipality in whose boundaries the property is located; or
             972          (B) the property's current zoning designation.
             973          (b) Each notice under Subsection (5)(a) shall:
             974          (i) indicate that the municipality intends to acquire real property;
             975          (ii) identify the real property; and
             976          (iii) be sent to:
             977          (A) each county in whose unincorporated area and each municipality in whose
             978      boundaries the property is located; and
             979          (B) each affected entity.
             980          (c) A notice under this Subsection (5) is a protected record as provided in Subsection
             981      63G-2-305 (7).


             982          (d) (i) The notice requirement of Subsection (5)(a) does not apply if the municipality
             983      previously provided notice under Section 10-9a-203 identifying the general location within the
             984      municipality or unincorporated part of the county where the property to be acquired is located.
             985          (ii) If a municipality is not required to comply with the notice requirement of
             986      Subsection (5)(a) because of application of Subsection (5)(d)(i), the municipality shall provide
             987      the notice specified in Subsection (5)(a) as soon as practicable after its acquisition of the real
             988      property.
             989          Section 15. Section 10-9a-204 is amended to read:
             990           10-9a-204. Notice of public hearings and public meetings to consider general
             991      plan or modifications.
             992          (1) Each municipality shall provide:
             993          (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the
             994      original adoption or any modification of all or any portion of a general plan; and
             995          (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
             996          (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be at least 10
             997      calendar days before the public hearing and shall be:
             998          (a) (i) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area; and
             999          (ii) published [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website
             1000      created in Section 63F-1-701 ;
             1001          (b) mailed to each affected entity; and
             1002          (c) posted:
             1003          (i) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
             1004          (ii) on the municipality's official website.
             1005          (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours
             1006      before the meeting and shall be:
             1007          (a) (i) submitted to a newspaper of general circulation in the area; and
             1008          (ii) published [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website
             1009      created in Section 63F-1-701 ; and


             1010          (b) posted:
             1011          (i) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
             1012          (ii) on the municipality's official website.
             1013          Section 16. Section 10-9a-205 is amended to read:
             1014           10-9a-205. Notice of public hearings and public meetings on adoption or
             1015      modification of land use ordinance.
             1016          (1) Each municipality shall give:
             1017          (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the
             1018      adoption or any modification of a land use ordinance; and
             1019          (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
             1020          (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be:
             1021          (a) mailed to each affected entity at least 10 calendar days before the public hearing;
             1022          (b) posted:
             1023          (i) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
             1024          (ii) on the municipality's official website; and
             1025          (c) (i) (A) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area at least 10
             1026      calendar days before the public hearing; and
             1027          (B) published [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice
             1028      Website created in Section 63F-1-701 , at least 10 calendar days before the public hearing; or
             1029          (ii) mailed at least three days before the public hearing to:
             1030          (A) each property owner whose land is directly affected by the land use ordinance
             1031      change; and
             1032          (B) each adjacent property owner within the parameters specified by municipal
             1033      ordinance.
             1034          (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours
             1035      before the meeting and shall be posted:
             1036          (a) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
             1037          (b) on the municipality's official website.


             1038          Section 17. Section 10-9a-208 is amended to read:
             1039           10-9a-208. Hearing and notice for proposal to vacate a public street,
             1040      right-of-way, or easement.
             1041          (1) For any proposal to vacate some or all of a public street, right-of-way, or easement,
             1042      the legislative body shall:
             1043          (a) hold a public hearing; and
             1044          (b) give notice of the date, place, and time of the hearing, as provided in Subsection
             1045      (2).
             1046          (2) At least 10 days before the public hearing under Subsection (1)(a), the notice
             1047      required under Subsection (1)(b) shall be:
             1048          (a) mailed to the record owner of each parcel that is accessed by the public street,
             1049      right-of-way, or easement;
             1050          (b) mailed to each affected entity;
             1051          (c) posted on or near the street, right-of-way, or easement in a manner that is
             1052      calculated to alert the public; and
             1053          (d) (i) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality in which the
             1054      land subject to the petition is located; and
             1055          (ii) published [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website
             1056      created in Section 63F-1-701 .
             1057          Section 18. Section 10-18-203 is amended to read:
             1058           10-18-203. Feasibility study on providing cable television or public
             1059      telecommunications services -- Public hearings.
             1060          (1) If a feasibility consultant is hired under Section 10-18-202 , the legislative body of
             1061      the municipality shall require the feasibility consultant to:
             1062          (a) complete the feasibility study in accordance with this section;
             1063          (b) submit to the legislative body by no later than 180 days from the date the
             1064      feasibility consultant is hired to conduct the feasibility study:
             1065          (i) the full written results of the feasibility study; and


             1066          (ii) a summary of the results that is no longer than one page in length; and
             1067          (c) attend the public hearings described in Subsection (4) to:
             1068          (i) present the feasibility study results; and
             1069          (ii) respond to questions from the public.
             1070          (2) The feasibility study described in Subsection (1) shall at a minimum consider:
             1071          (a) (i) if the municipality is proposing to provide cable television services to
             1072      subscribers, whether the municipality providing cable television services in the manner
             1073      proposed by the municipality will hinder or advance competition for cable television services
             1074      in the municipality; or
             1075          (ii) if the municipality is proposing to provide public telecommunications services to
             1076      subscribers, whether the municipality providing public telecommunications services in the
             1077      manner proposed by the municipality will hinder or advance competition for public
             1078      telecommunications services in the municipality;
             1079          (b) whether but for the municipality any person would provide the proposed:
             1080          (i) cable television services; or
             1081          (ii) public telecommunications services;
             1082          (c) the fiscal impact on the municipality of:
             1083          (i) the capital investment in facilities that will be used to provide the proposed:
             1084          (A) cable television services; or
             1085          (B) public telecommunications services; and
             1086          (ii) the expenditure of funds for labor, financing, and administering the proposed:
             1087          (A) cable television services; or
             1088          (B) public telecommunications services;
             1089          (d) the projected growth in demand in the municipality for the proposed:
             1090          (i) cable television services; or
             1091          (ii) public telecommunications services;
             1092          (e) the projections at the time of the feasibility study and for the next five years, of a
             1093      full-cost accounting for a municipality to purchase, lease, construct, maintain, or operate the


             1094      facilities necessary to provide the proposed:
             1095          (i) cable television services; or
             1096          (ii) public telecommunications services; and
             1097          (f) the projections at the time of the feasibility study and for the next five years of the
             1098      revenues to be generated from the proposed:
             1099          (i) cable television services; or
             1100          (ii) public telecommunications services.
             1101          (3) For purposes of the financial projections required under Subsections (2)(e) and (f),
             1102      the feasibility consultant shall assume that the municipality will price the proposed cable
             1103      television services or public telecommunications services consistent with Subsection
             1104      10-18-303 (5).
             1105          (4) If the results of the feasibility study satisfy the revenue requirement of Subsection
             1106      10-18-202 (3), the legislative body, at the next regular meeting after the legislative body
             1107      receives the results of the feasibility study, shall schedule at least two public hearings to be
             1108      held:
             1109          (a) within 60 days of the meeting at which the public hearings are scheduled;
             1110          (b) at least seven days apart; and
             1111          (c) for the purpose of allowing:
             1112          (i) the feasibility consultant to present the results of the feasibility study; and
             1113          (ii) the public to:
             1114          (A) become informed about the feasibility study results; and
             1115          (B) ask questions of the feasibility consultant about the results of the feasibility study.
             1116          (5) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(b), the municipality shall publish notice
             1117      of the public hearings required under Subsection (4):
             1118          (i) at least once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general
             1119      circulation in the municipality and at least three days before the first public hearing required
             1120      under Subsection (4); and
             1121          (ii) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created


             1122      in Section 63F-1-701 , for three weeks, at least three days before the first public hearing
             1123      required under Subsection (4).
             1124          (b) (i) In accordance with Subsection (5)(a)(i), if there is no newspaper of general
             1125      circulation in the municipality, for each 1,000 residents, the municipality shall post at least
             1126      one notice of the hearings in a conspicuous place within the municipality that is likely to give
             1127      notice of the hearings to the greatest number of residents of the municipality.
             1128          (ii) The municipality shall post the notices at least seven days before the first public
             1129      hearing required under Subsection (4) is held.
             1130          Section 19. Section 10-18-302 is amended to read:
             1131           10-18-302. Bonding authority.
             1132          (1) In accordance with Title 11, Chapter 14, Local Government Bonding Act, the
             1133      legislative body of a municipality may by resolution determine to issue one or more revenue
             1134      bonds or general obligation bonds to finance the capital costs for facilities necessary to
             1135      provide to subscribers:
             1136          (a) a cable television service; or
             1137          (b) a public telecommunications service.
             1138          (2) The resolution described in Subsection (1) shall:
             1139          (a) describe the purpose for which the indebtedness is to be created; and
             1140          (b) specify the dollar amount of the one or more bonds proposed to be issued.
             1141          (3) (a) A revenue bond issued under this section shall be secured and paid for:
             1142          (i) from the revenues generated by the municipality from providing:
             1143          (A) cable television services with respect to revenue bonds issued to finance facilities
             1144      for the municipality's cable television services; and
             1145          (B) public telecommunications services with respect to revenue bonds issued to
             1146      finance facilities for the municipality's public telecommunications services; and
             1147          (ii) notwithstanding Subsection (3)(b) and Subsection 10-18-303 (3)(a), from revenues
             1148      generated under Title 59, Chapter 12, Sales and Use Tax Act, if:
             1149          (A) notwithstanding Subsection 11-14-201 (3) and except as provided in Subsections


             1150      (4) and (5), the revenue bond is approved by the registered voters in an election held:
             1151          (I) except as provided in Subsection (3)(a)(ii)(A)(II), pursuant to the provisions of
             1152      Title 11, Chapter 14, Local Government Bonding Act, that govern bond elections; and
             1153          (II) notwithstanding Subsection 11-14-203 (2), at a regular general election;
             1154          (B) the revenues described in this Subsection (3)(a)(ii) are pledged as security for the
             1155      revenue bond; and
             1156          (C) the municipality or municipalities annually appropriate the revenues described in
             1157      this Subsection (3)(a)(ii) to secure and pay the revenue bond issued under this section.
             1158          (b) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(a)(ii), a municipality may not pay the
             1159      origination, financing, or other carrying costs associated with the one or more revenue bonds
             1160      issued under this section from the general funds or other enterprise funds of the municipality.
             1161          (4) (a) As used in this Subsection (4), "municipal entity" means an entity created
             1162      pursuant to an agreement:
             1163          (i) under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act; and
             1164          (ii) to which a municipality is a party.
             1165          (b) The requirements of Subsection (3)(a)(ii)(A) do not apply to a municipality or
             1166      municipal entity that issues revenue bonds, or to a municipality that is a member of a
             1167      municipal entity that issues revenue bonds, if:
             1168          (i) on or before March 2, 2004, the municipality that is issuing revenue bonds or that
             1169      is a member of a municipal entity that is issuing revenue bonds has published the first notice
             1170      described in Subsection (4)(b)(iii);
             1171          (ii) on or before April 15, 2004, the municipality that is issuing revenue bonds or that
             1172      is a member of a municipal entity that is issuing revenue bonds makes the decision to pledge
             1173      the revenues described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii) as security for the revenue bonds described in
             1174      this Subsection (4)(b)(ii);
             1175          (iii) the municipality that is issuing the revenue bonds or the municipality that is a
             1176      member of the municipal entity that is issuing the revenue bonds has:
             1177          (A) held a public hearing for which public notice was given by publication of the


             1178      notice:
             1179          (I) in a newspaper published in the municipality or in a newspaper of general
             1180      circulation within the municipality for two consecutive weeks, with the first publication being
             1181      not less than 14 days before the public hearing; and
             1182          (II) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             1183      in Section 63F-1-701 , for two weeks before the public hearing; and
             1184          (B) the notice identifies:
             1185          (I) that the notice is given pursuant to Title 11, Chapter 14, Local Government
             1186      Bonding Act;
             1187          (II) the purpose for the bonds to be issued;
             1188          (III) the maximum amount of the revenues described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii) that will
             1189      be pledged in any fiscal year;
             1190          (IV) the maximum number of years that the pledge will be in effect; and
             1191          (V) the time, place, and location for the public hearing;
             1192          (iv) the municipal entity that issues revenue bonds:
             1193          (A) adopts a final financing plan; and
             1194          (B) in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and
             1195      Management Act, makes available to the public at the time the municipal entity adopts the
             1196      final financing plan:
             1197          (I) the final financing plan; and
             1198          (II) all contracts entered into by the municipal entity, except as protected by Title 63G,
             1199      Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act;
             1200          (v) any municipality that is a member of a municipal entity described in Subsection
             1201      (4)(b)(iv):
             1202          (A) not less than 30 calendar days after the municipal entity complies with Subsection
             1203      (4)(b)(iv)(B), holds a final public hearing;
             1204          (B) provides notice, at the time the municipality schedules the final public hearing, to
             1205      any person who has provided to the municipality a written request for notice; and


             1206          (C) makes all reasonable efforts to provide fair opportunity for oral testimony by all
             1207      interested parties; and
             1208          (vi) except with respect to a municipality that issued bonds prior to March 1, 2004,
             1209      not more than 50% of the average annual debt service of all revenue bonds described in this
             1210      section to provide service throughout the municipality or municipal entity may be paid from
             1211      the revenues described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii).
             1212          (5) On or after July 1, 2007, the requirements of Subsection (3)(a)(ii)(A) do not apply
             1213      to a municipality that issues revenue bonds if:
             1214          (a) the municipality that is issuing the revenue bonds has:
             1215          (i) held a public hearing for which public notice was given by publication of the
             1216      notice:
             1217          (A) in a newspaper published in the municipality or in a newspaper of general
             1218      circulation within the municipality for two consecutive weeks, with the first publication being
             1219      not less than 14 days before the public hearing; and
             1220          (B) on the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 , for 14 days
             1221      before the public hearing; and
             1222          (ii) the notice identifies:
             1223          (A) that the notice is given pursuant to Title 11, Chapter 14, Local Government
             1224      Bonding Act;
             1225          (B) the purpose for the bonds to be issued;
             1226          (C) the maximum amount of the revenues described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii) that will
             1227      be pledged in any fiscal year;
             1228          (D) the maximum number of years that the pledge will be in effect; and
             1229          (E) the time, place, and location for the public hearing; and
             1230          (b) except with respect to a municipality that issued bonds prior to March 1, 2004, not
             1231      more than 50% of the average annual debt service of all revenue bonds described in this
             1232      section to provide service throughout the municipality or municipal entity may be paid from
             1233      the revenues described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii).


             1234          (6) A municipality that issues bonds pursuant to this section may not make or grant
             1235      any undue or unreasonable preference or advantage to itself or to any private provider of:
             1236          (a) cable television services; or
             1237          (b) public telecommunications services.
             1238          Section 20. Section 11-14-202 is amended to read:
             1239           11-14-202. Notice of election -- Contents -- Publication -- Mailing.
             1240          (1) The governing body shall ensure that notice of the election is published:
             1241          (a) [(i) (A)] once per week during three consecutive weeks in a newspaper designated
             1242      in accordance with Section 11-14-316 [; and (B)], the first publication [described in
             1243      Subsection (1)(a)(i)(A) occurs] occurring not less than 21 nor more than 35 days before the
             1244      election; and
             1245          [(C) in a newspaper having general circulation in the local political subdivision; and]
             1246          (b) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for the three weeks that immediately precede
             1247      the election.
             1248          (2) When the debt service on the bonds to be issued will increase the property tax
             1249      imposed upon the average value of a residence by an amount that is greater than or equal to
             1250      $15 per year, the governing body shall, at least seven days but not more than 30 days before
             1251      the bond election, if the bond election is not held on the date of a regular primary election, a
             1252      municipal primary election, a regular general election, or a municipal general election, either
             1253      mail:
             1254          (a) written notice of the bond election on a minimum three inch by five inch postcard
             1255      to every household containing a registered voter who is eligible to vote on the bonds; or
             1256          (b) a voter information pamphlet prepared by the governing body, if one is prepared,
             1257      that includes the information required by Subsection (4).
             1258          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), notice of the bond election need not be
             1259      posted.
             1260          (b) (i) In a local political subdivision where there is no newspaper of general
             1261      circulation, the legislative body may require that notice of a bond election be given by posting


             1262      in lieu of the publication requirements of Subsection (1)(a)(i).
             1263          (ii) When the governing body imposes a posting requirement, the governing body shall
             1264      ensure that notice of the bond election is posted in at least five public places in the local
             1265      political subdivision at least 21 days before the election.
             1266          (4) Any notice required by this section shall include:
             1267          (a) the date and place of the election;
             1268          (b) the hours during which the polls will be open; and
             1269          (c) the title and text of the ballot proposition.
             1270          (5) The governing body shall pay the costs associated with the notice required by this
             1271      section.
             1272          Section 21. Section 11-42-402 is amended to read:
             1273           11-42-402. Notice of assessment and board of equalization hearing.
             1274          Each notice required under Subsection 11-42-401 (2)(a)(iii) shall:
             1275          (1) state:
             1276          (a) that an assessment list is completed and available for examination at the offices of
             1277      the local entity;
             1278          (b) the total estimated or actual cost of the improvements;
             1279          (c) the amount of the total estimated or actual cost of the proposed improvements to be
             1280      paid by the local entity;
             1281          (d) the amount of the assessment to be levied against benefitted property within the
             1282      assessment area;
             1283          (e) the assessment method used to calculate the proposed assessment;
             1284          (f) the unit cost used to calculate the assessments shown on the assessment list, based
             1285      on the assessment method used to calculate the proposed assessment; and
             1286          (g) the dates, times, and place of the board of equalization hearings under Subsection
             1287      11-42-401 (2)(b);
             1288          (2) beginning at least 20 but not more than 35 days before the first hearing of the
             1289      board of equalization:


             1290          (a) (i) be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation within the local
             1291      entity's jurisdictional boundaries; or
             1292          (ii) if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the local entity's
             1293      jurisdictional boundaries, be posted in at least three public places within the local entity's
             1294      jurisdictional boundaries; and
             1295          (b) be published [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice
             1296      Website created in Section 63F-1-701 for 35 days before the first hearing of the board of
             1297      equalization; and
             1298          (3) be mailed, postage prepaid, within 10 days after the first publication or posting of
             1299      the notice under Subsection (2) to each owner of property to be assessed within the proposed
             1300      assessment area at the property owner's mailing address.
             1301          Section 22. Section 17-27a-204 is amended to read:
             1302           17-27a-204. Notice of public hearings and public meetings to consider general
             1303      plan or modifications.
             1304          (1) A county shall provide:
             1305          (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the
             1306      original adoption or any modification of all or any portion of a general plan; and
             1307          (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
             1308          (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be at least 10
             1309      calendar days before the public hearing and shall be:
             1310          (a) (i) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area; and
             1311          (ii) published [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice
             1312      Website created in Section 63F-1-701 ;
             1313          (b) mailed to each affected entity; and
             1314          (c) posted:
             1315          (i) in at least three public locations within the county; or
             1316          (ii) on the county's official website.
             1317          (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours


             1318      before the meeting and shall be:
             1319          (a) (i) submitted to a newspaper of general circulation in the area; and
             1320          (ii) published [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice
             1321      Website created in Section 63F-1-701 ; and
             1322          (b) posted:
             1323          (i) in at least three public locations within the county; or
             1324          (ii) on the county's official website.
             1325          Section 23. Section 17-27a-205 is amended to read:
             1326           17-27a-205. Notice of public hearings and public meetings on adoption or
             1327      modification of land use ordinance.
             1328          (1) Each county shall give:
             1329          (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the
             1330      adoption or modification of a land use ordinance; and
             1331          (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
             1332          (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be:
             1333          (a) mailed to each affected entity at least 10 calendar days before the public hearing;
             1334          (b) posted:
             1335          (i) in at least three public locations within the county; or
             1336          (ii) on the county's official website; and
             1337          (c) (i) published:
             1338          (A) in a newspaper of general circulation in the area at least 10 calendar days before
             1339      the public hearing; and
             1340          (B) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             1341      in Section 63F-1-701 , at least 10 calendar days before the public hearing; or
             1342          (ii) mailed at least three days before the public hearing to:
             1343          (A) each property owner whose land is directly affected by the land use ordinance
             1344      change; and
             1345          (B) each adjacent property owner within the parameters specified by county


             1346      ordinance.
             1347          (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours
             1348      before the hearing and shall be posted:
             1349          (a) in at least three public locations within the county; or
             1350          (b) on the county's official website.
             1351          Section 24. Section 17-27a-208 is amended to read:
             1352           17-27a-208. Hearing and notice for proposal to vacate a public street,
             1353      right-of-way, or easement.
             1354          (1) For any proposal to vacate some or all of a public street, right-of-way, or easement,
             1355      the legislative body shall:
             1356          (a) hold a public hearing; and
             1357          (b) give notice of the date, place, and time of the hearing, as provided in Subsection
             1358      (2).
             1359          (2) At least 10 days before the public hearing under Subsection (1)(a), the notice
             1360      required under Subsection (1)(b) shall be:
             1361          (a) mailed to the record owner of each parcel that is accessed by the public street,
             1362      right-of-way, or easement;
             1363          (b) mailed to each affected entity;
             1364          (c) posted on or near the street, right-of-way, or easement in a manner that is
             1365      calculated to alert the public; and
             1366          (d) (i) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the land
             1367      subject to the petition is located; and
             1368          (ii) published [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website
             1369      created in Section 63F-1-701 .
             1370          Section 25. Section 17-27a-306 is amended to read:
             1371           17-27a-306. Townships.
             1372          (1) (a) A township may be established as provided in this Subsection (1).
             1373          (b) A township may not be established unless the area to be included within the


             1374      proposed township:
             1375          (i) is unincorporated;
             1376          (ii) is contiguous; and
             1377          (iii) (A) contains:
             1378          (I) at least 20% but not more than 80% of:
             1379          (Aa) the total private land area in the unincorporated county; or
             1380          (Bb) the total value of locally assessed taxable property in the unincorporated county;
             1381      or
             1382          (II) (Aa) in a county of the first, second, or third class, at least 5% of the total
             1383      population of the unincorporated county; or
             1384          (Bb) in a county of the fourth, fifth, or sixth class, at least 25% of the total population
             1385      of the unincorporated county; or
             1386          (B) has been declared by the United States Census Bureau as a census designated
             1387      place.
             1388          (c) (i) The process to establish a township is initiated by the filing of a petition with
             1389      the clerk of the county in which the proposed township is located.
             1390          (ii) A petition to establish a township may not be filed if it proposes the establishment
             1391      of a township that includes an area within a proposed township in a petition that has
             1392      previously been certified under Subsection (1)(f), until after the canvass of an election on the
             1393      proposed township under Subsection (1)(h).
             1394          (d) A petition under Subsection (1)(c) to establish a township shall:
             1395          (i) be signed by the owners of private real property that:
             1396          (A) is located within the proposed township;
             1397          (B) covers at least 10% of the total private land area within the proposed township;
             1398      and
             1399          (C) is equal in value to at least 10% of the value of all private real property within the
             1400      proposed township;
             1401          (ii) be accompanied by an accurate plat or map showing the boundary of the


             1402      contiguous area proposed to be established as a township;
             1403          (iii) indicate the typed or printed name and current residence address of each owner
             1404      signing the petition;
             1405          (iv) designate up to five signers of the petition as petition sponsors, one of whom shall
             1406      be designated as the contact sponsor, with the mailing address and telephone number of each
             1407      petition sponsor;
             1408          (v) authorize the petition sponsor or sponsors to act on behalf of all owners signing the
             1409      petition for purposes of the petition; and
             1410          (vi) request the county legislative body to provide notice of the petition and of a public
             1411      hearing, hold a public hearing, and conduct an election on the proposal to establish a
             1412      township.
             1413          (e) Subsection 10-2-101 (3) applies to a petition to establish a township to the same
             1414      extent as if it were an incorporation petition under Title 10, Chapter 2, Part 1, Incorporation.
             1415          (f) (i) Within seven days after the filing of a petition under Subsection (1)(c)
             1416      proposing the establishment of a township in a county of the first or second class, the county
             1417      clerk shall provide notice of the filing of the petition to:
             1418          (A) each owner of real property owning more than 1% of the assessed value of all real
             1419      property within the proposed township; and
             1420          (B) each owner of real property owning more than 850 acres of real property within
             1421      the proposed township.
             1422          (ii) A property owner may exclude all or part of the property owner's property from a
             1423      proposed township in a county of the first or second class:
             1424          (A) if:
             1425          (I) (Aa) (Ii) the property owner owns more than 1% of the assessed value of all
             1426      property within the proposed township;
             1427          (IIii) the property is nonurban; and
             1428          (IIIiii) the property does not or will not require municipal provision of municipal-type
             1429      services; or


             1430          (Bb) the property owner owns more than 850 acres of real property within the
             1431      proposed township; and
             1432          (II) exclusion of the property will not leave within the township an island of property
             1433      that is not part of the township; and
             1434          (B) by filing a notice of exclusion within 10 days after receiving the clerk's notice
             1435      under Subsection (1)(f)(i).
             1436          (iii) (A) The county legislative body shall exclude from the proposed township the
             1437      property identified in a notice of exclusion timely filed under Subsection (1)(f)(ii)(B) if the
             1438      property meets the applicable requirements of Subsection (1)(f)(ii)(A).
             1439          (B) If the county legislative body excludes property from a proposed township under
             1440      Subsection (1)(f)(iii), the county legislative body shall, within five days after the exclusion,
             1441      send written notice of its action to the contact sponsor.
             1442          (g) (i) Within 45 days after the filing of a petition under Subsection (1)(c), the county
             1443      clerk shall:
             1444          (A) with the assistance of other county officers from whom the clerk requests
             1445      assistance, determine whether the petition complies with the requirements of Subsection
             1446      (1)(d); and
             1447          (B) (I) if the clerk determines that the petition complies with the requirements of
             1448      Subsection (1)(d):
             1449          (Aa) certify the petition and deliver the certified petition to the county legislative
             1450      body; and
             1451          (Bb) mail or deliver written notification of the certification to the contact sponsor; or
             1452          (II) if the clerk determines that the petition fails to comply with any of the
             1453      requirements of Subsection (1)(d), reject the petition and notify the contact sponsor in writing
             1454      of the rejection and the reasons for the rejection.
             1455          (ii) If the county clerk rejects a petition under Subsection (1)(g)(i)(B)(II), the petition
             1456      may be amended to correct the deficiencies for which it was rejected and then refiled with the
             1457      county clerk.


             1458          (h) (i) Within 90 days after a petition to establish a township is certified, the county
             1459      legislative body shall hold a public hearing on the proposal to establish a township.
             1460          (ii) A public hearing under Subsection (1)(h)(i) shall be:
             1461          (A) within the boundary of the proposed township; or
             1462          (B) if holding a public hearing in that area is not practicable, as close to that area as
             1463      practicable.
             1464          (iii) At least one week before holding a public hearing under Subsection (1)(h)(i), the
             1465      county legislative body shall publish notice of the petition and the time, date, and place of the
             1466      public hearing:
             1467          (A) at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the county; and
             1468          (B) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             1469      Section 63F-1-701 .
             1470          (i) Following the public hearing under Subsection (1)(h)(i), the county legislative body
             1471      shall arrange for the proposal to establish a township to be submitted to voters residing within
             1472      the proposed township at the next regular general election that is more than 90 days after the
             1473      public hearing.
             1474          (j) A township is established at the time of the canvass of the results of an election
             1475      under Subsection (1)(i) if the canvass indicates that a majority of voters voting on the proposal
             1476      to establish a township voted in favor of the proposal.
             1477          (k) (i) A township that was dissolved under Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 389, is
             1478      reinstated as a township under this part with the same boundaries and name as before the
             1479      dissolution, if the former township consisted of a single, contiguous land area.
             1480          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(k)(i), a county legislative body may enact an
             1481      ordinance establishing as a township under this part a former township that was dissolved
             1482      under Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 389, even though the former township does not qualify to
             1483      be reinstated under Subsection (1)(k)(i).
             1484          (iii) A township reinstated under Subsection (1)(k)(i) or established under Subsection
             1485      (1)(k)(ii) is subject to the provisions of this part.


             1486          (l) A township established under this section on or after May 5, 1997, may use the
             1487      word "township" in its name.
             1488          (2) The county legislative body may:
             1489          (a) assign to the countywide planning commission the duties established in this part
             1490      that would have been assumed by a township planning commission designated under
             1491      Subsection (2)(b); or
             1492          (b) designate and appoint a planning commission for the township.
             1493          (3) (a) An area within the boundary of a township may be withdrawn from the
             1494      township as provided in this Subsection (3).
             1495          (b) The process to withdraw an area from a township is initiated by the filing of a
             1496      petition with the clerk of the county in which the township is located.
             1497          (c) A petition under Subsection (3)(b) shall:
             1498          (i) be signed by the owners of private real property that:
             1499          (A) is located within the area proposed to be withdrawn from the township;
             1500          (B) covers at least 50% of the total private land area within the area proposed to be
             1501      withdrawn from the township; and
             1502          (C) is equal in value to at least 33% of the value of all private real property within the
             1503      area proposed to be withdrawn from the township;
             1504          (ii) state the reason or reasons for the proposed withdrawal;
             1505          (iii) be accompanied by an accurate plat or map showing the boundary of the
             1506      contiguous area proposed to be withdrawn from the township;
             1507          (iv) indicate the typed or printed name and current residence address of each owner
             1508      signing the petition;
             1509          (v) designate up to five signers of the petition as petition sponsors, one of whom shall
             1510      be designated as the contact sponsor, with the mailing address and telephone number of each
             1511      petition sponsor;
             1512          (vi) authorize the petition sponsor or sponsors to act on behalf of all owners signing
             1513      the petition for purposes of the petition; and


             1514          (vii) request the county legislative body to withdraw the area from the township.
             1515          (d) Subsection 10-2-101 (3) applies to a petition to withdraw an area from a township
             1516      to the same extent as if it were an incorporation petition under Title 10, Chapter 2, Part 1,
             1517      Incorporation.
             1518          (e) (i) Within 45 days after the filing of a petition under Subsection (3)(b), the county
             1519      clerk shall:
             1520          (A) with the assistance of other county officers from whom the clerk requests
             1521      assistance, determine whether the petition complies with the requirements of Subsection
             1522      (3)(c); and
             1523          (B) (I) if the clerk determines that the petition complies with the requirements of
             1524      Subsection (3)(c):
             1525          (Aa) certify the petition and deliver the certified petition to the county legislative
             1526      body; and
             1527          (Bb) mail or deliver written notification of the certification to the contact sponsor; or
             1528          (II) if the clerk determines that the petition fails to comply with any of the
             1529      requirements of Subsection (3)(c), reject the petition and notify the contact sponsor in writing
             1530      of the rejection and the reasons for the rejection.
             1531          (ii) If the county clerk rejects a petition under Subsection (3)(e)(i)(B)(II), the petition
             1532      may be amended to correct the deficiencies for which it was rejected and then refiled with the
             1533      county clerk.
             1534          (f) (i) Within 60 days after a petition to withdraw an area from a township is certified,
             1535      the county legislative body shall hold a public hearing on the proposal to withdraw the area
             1536      from the township.
             1537          (ii) A public hearing under Subsection (3)(f)(i) shall be held:
             1538          (A) within the area proposed to be withdrawn from the township; or
             1539          (B) if holding a public hearing in that area is not practicable, as close to that area as
             1540      practicable.
             1541          (iii) Before holding a public hearing under Subsection (3)(f)(i), the county legislative


             1542      body shall:
             1543          (A) publish notice of the petition and the time, date, and place of the public hearing:
             1544          (I) at least once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general
             1545      circulation in the township; and
             1546          (II) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             1547      Section 63F-1-701 , for three consecutive weeks; and
             1548          (B) mail a notice of the petition and the time, date, and place of the public hearing to
             1549      each owner of private real property within the area proposed to be withdrawn.
             1550          (g) (i) Within 45 days after the public hearing under Subsection (3)(f)(i), the county
             1551      legislative body shall make a written decision on the proposal to withdraw the area from the
             1552      township.
             1553          (ii) In making its decision as to whether to withdraw the area from the township, the
             1554      county legislative body shall consider:
             1555          (A) whether the withdrawal would leave the remaining township in a situation where
             1556      the future incorporation of an area within the township or the annexation of an area within the
             1557      township to an adjoining municipality would be economically or practically not feasible;
             1558          (B) if the withdrawal is a precursor to the incorporation or annexation of the
             1559      withdrawn area:
             1560          (I) whether the proposed subsequent incorporation or withdrawal:
             1561          (Aa) will leave or create an unincorporated island or peninsula; or
             1562          (Bb) will leave the county with an area within its unincorporated area for which the
             1563      cost, requirements, or other burdens of providing municipal services would materially increase
             1564      over previous years; and
             1565          (II) whether the municipality to be created or the municipality into which the
             1566      withdrawn area is expected to annex would be or is capable, in a cost effective manner, of
             1567      providing service to the withdrawn area that the county will no longer provide due to the
             1568      incorporation or annexation;
             1569          (C) the effects of a withdrawal on adjoining property owners, existing or projected


             1570      county streets or other public improvements, law enforcement, and zoning and other municipal
             1571      services provided by the county; and
             1572          (D) whether justice and equity favor the withdrawal.
             1573          (h) Upon the written decision of the county legislative body approving the withdrawal
             1574      of an area from a township, the area is withdrawn from the township and the township
             1575      continues as a township with a boundary that excludes the withdrawn area.
             1576          (4) (a) A township may be dissolved as provided in this Subsection (4).
             1577          (b) The process to dissolve a township is initiated by the filing of a petition with the
             1578      clerk of the county in which the township is located.
             1579          (c) A petition under Subsection (4)(b) shall:
             1580          (i) be signed by registered voters within the township equal in number to at least 25%
             1581      of all votes cast by voters within the township at the last congressional election;
             1582          (ii) state the reason or reasons for the proposed dissolution;
             1583          (iii) indicate the typed or printed name and current residence address of each person
             1584      signing the petition;
             1585          (iv) designate up to five signers of the petition as petition sponsors, one of whom shall
             1586      be designated as the contact sponsor, with the mailing address and telephone number of each
             1587      petition sponsor;
             1588          (v) authorize the petition sponsors to act on behalf of all persons signing the petition
             1589      for purposes of the petition; and
             1590          (vi) request the county legislative body to provide notice of the petition and of a public
             1591      hearing, hold a public hearing, and conduct an election on the proposal to dissolve the
             1592      township.
             1593          (d) (i) Within 45 days after the filing of a petition under Subsection (4)(b), the county
             1594      clerk shall:
             1595          (A) with the assistance of other county officers from whom the clerk requests
             1596      assistance, determine whether the petition complies with the requirements of Subsection
             1597      (4)(c); and


             1598          (B) (I) if the clerk determines that the petition complies with the requirements of
             1599      Subsection (4)(c):
             1600          (Aa) certify the petition and deliver the certified petition to the county legislative
             1601      body; and
             1602          (Bb) mail or deliver written notification of the certification to the contact sponsor; or
             1603          (II) if the clerk determines that the petition fails to comply with any of the
             1604      requirements of Subsection (4)(c), reject the petition and notify the contact sponsor in writing
             1605      of the rejection and the reasons for the rejection.
             1606          (ii) If the county clerk rejects a petition under Subsection (4)(d)(i)(B)(II), the petition
             1607      may be amended to correct the deficiencies for which it was rejected and then refiled with the
             1608      county clerk.
             1609          (e) (i) Within 60 days after a petition to dissolve the township is certified, the county
             1610      legislative body shall hold a public hearing on the proposal to dissolve the township.
             1611          (ii) A public hearing under Subsection (4)(e)(i) shall be held:
             1612          (A) within the boundary of the township; or
             1613          (B) if holding a public hearing in that area is not practicable, as close to that area as
             1614      practicable.
             1615          (iii) Before holding a public hearing under Subsection (4)(e)(i), the county legislative
             1616      body shall publish notice of the petition and the time, date, and place of the public hearing:
             1617          (A) at least once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general
             1618      circulation in the township[.]; and
             1619          (B) on the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 , for three
             1620      consecutive weeks immediately before the public hearing.
             1621          (f) Following the public hearing under Subsection (4)(e)(i), the county legislative body
             1622      shall arrange for the proposal to dissolve the township to be submitted to voters residing
             1623      within the township at the next regular general election that is more than 90 days after the
             1624      public hearing.
             1625          (g) A township is dissolved at the time of the canvass of the results of an election


             1626      under Subsection (4)(f) if the canvass indicates that a majority of voters voting on the proposal
             1627      to dissolve the township voted in favor of the proposal.
             1628          Section 26. Section 17-27a-404 is amended to read:
             1629           17-27a-404. Public hearing by planning commission on proposed general plan or
             1630      amendment -- Notice -- Revisions to general plan or amendment -- Adoption or rejection
             1631      by legislative body.
             1632          (1) (a) After completing its recommendation for a proposed general plan, or proposal
             1633      to amend the general plan, the planning commission shall schedule and hold a public hearing
             1634      on the proposed plan or amendment.
             1635          (b) The planning commission shall provide notice of the public hearing, as required by
             1636      Section 17-27a-204 .
             1637          (c) After the public hearing, the planning commission may modify the proposed
             1638      general plan or amendment.
             1639          (2) The planning commission shall forward the proposed general plan or amendment
             1640      to the legislative body.
             1641          (3) (a) As provided by local ordinance and by Section 17-27a-204 , the legislative body
             1642      shall provide notice of its intent to consider the general plan proposal.
             1643          (b) (i) In addition to the requirements of Subsections (1), (2), and (3)(a), the legislative
             1644      body shall hold a public hearing in Salt Lake City on provisions of the proposed county plan
             1645      regarding Subsection 17-27a-401 (3). The hearing procedure shall comply with this
             1646      Subsection (3)(b).
             1647          (ii) The hearing format shall allow adequate time for public comment at the actual
             1648      public hearing, and shall also allow for public comment in writing to be submitted to the
             1649      legislative body for not fewer than 90 days after the date of the public hearing.
             1650          (c) (i) The legislative body shall give notice of the hearing in accordance with this
             1651      Subsection (3) when the proposed plan provisions required by Subsection 17-27a-401 (3) are
             1652      complete.
             1653          (ii) Direct notice of the hearing shall be given, in writing, to the governor, members of


             1654      the state Legislature, executive director of the Department of Environmental Quality, the state
             1655      planning coordinator, the Resource Development Coordinating Committee, and any other
             1656      citizens or entities who specifically request notice in writing.
             1657          (iii) Public notice shall be given by publication:
             1658          (A) in at least one major Utah newspaper having broad general circulation in the state;
             1659      [and]
             1660          (B) in at least one Utah newspaper having a general circulation focused mainly on the
             1661      county where the proposed high-level nuclear waste or greater than class C radioactive waste
             1662      site is to be located; and
             1663          (C) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             1664      Section 63F-1-701 .
             1665          (iv) The notice shall be published to allow reasonable time for interested parties and
             1666      the state to evaluate the information regarding the provisions of Subsection 17-27a-401 (3),
             1667      including:
             1668          (A) in a newspaper described in Subsection (3)(c)(iii)(A), no less than 180 days before
             1669      the date of the hearing to be held under this Subsection (3); and
             1670          (B) publication described in Subsection (3)(c)(iii)(B) or (C) for 180 days before the
             1671      date of the hearing to be held under this Subsection (3).
             1672          (4) (a) After the public hearing required under this section, the legislative body may
             1673      make any revisions to the proposed general plan that it considers appropriate.
             1674          (b) The legislative body shall respond in writing and in a substantive manner to all
             1675      those providing comments as a result of the hearing required by Subsection (3).
             1676          (5) (a) The county legislative body may adopt or reject the proposed general plan or
             1677      amendment either as proposed by the planning commission or after making any revision the
             1678      county legislative body considers appropriate.
             1679          (b) If the county legislative body rejects the proposed general plan or amendment, it
             1680      may provide suggestions to the planning commission for its consideration.
             1681          (6) The legislative body shall adopt:


             1682          (a) a land use element as provided in Subsection 17-27a-403 (2)(a)(i);
             1683          (b) a transportation and traffic circulation element as provided in Subsection
             1684      17-27a-403 (2)(a)(ii); and
             1685          (c) after considering the factors included in Subsection 17-27a-403 (2)(b), a plan to
             1686      provide a realistic opportunity to meet estimated needs for additional moderate income
             1687      housing if long-term projections for land use and development occur.
             1688          Section 27. Section 17-36-12 is amended to read:
             1689           17-36-12. Notice of budget hearing.
             1690          (1) The governing body shall determine the time and place for the public hearing on
             1691      the adoption of the budget.
             1692          (2) Notice of such hearing shall be published:
             1693          (a) (i) at least seven days before the hearing in at least one newspaper of general
             1694      circulation within the county, if there is such a paper; or
             1695          (ii) if there is no newspaper as described in Subsection (2)(a)(i), by posting notice in
             1696      three conspicuous places within the county seven days before the hearing; and
             1697          (b) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             1698      in Section 63F-1-701 , for seven days before the hearing.
             1699          Section 28. Section 17-36-26 is amended to read:
             1700           17-36-26. Increase in general fund budget.
             1701          (1) (a) The budget of the general fund may be increased by resolution of the governing
             1702      body, only after a duly called hearing shall have been held and all interested parties shall have
             1703      been given an opportunity to be heard.
             1704          (b) Notice of such hearing shall be published at least five days before such hearing:
             1705          (i) (A) in at least one issue of a newspaper generally circulated in the county; or
             1706          (B) if there is not a newspaper generally circulated in the county, the hearing may be
             1707      published by posting notice in three conspicuous places within the county; and
             1708          (ii) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             1709      Section 63F-1-701 .


             1710          (2) After such public hearing the governing body may amend the general fund budget
             1711      as it deems appropriate with due consideration to matters discussed at the public hearing and
             1712      to revised estimates of revenues.
             1713          Section 29. Section 17-41-304 is amended to read:
             1714           17-41-304. Public hearing -- Review and action on proposal.
             1715          (1) After receipt of the written reports from the advisory committee and planning
             1716      commission, or after the 45 days have expired, whichever is earlier, the county or municipal
             1717      legislative body shall:
             1718          (a) schedule a public hearing;
             1719          (b) provide notice of the public hearing by:
             1720          (i) publishing notice:
             1721          (A) in a newspaper having general circulation within:
             1722          (I) the same county as the land proposed for inclusion within the agriculture protection
             1723      area or industrial protection area, if the land is within the unincorporated part of the county; or
             1724          (II) the same city or town as the land proposed for inclusion within an agriculture
             1725      protection area or industrial protection area, if the land is within a city or town; and
             1726          (B) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             1727      Section 63F-1-701 ;
             1728          (ii) posting notice at five public places, designated by the applicable legislative body,
             1729      within or near the proposed agriculture protection area or industrial protection area; and
             1730          (iii) mailing written notice to each owner of land within 1,000 feet of the land
             1731      proposed for inclusion within an agriculture protection area or industrial protection area; and
             1732          (c) ensure that the notice includes:
             1733          (i) the time, date, and place of the public hearing on the proposal;
             1734          (ii) a description of the proposed agriculture protection area or industrial protection
             1735      area;
             1736          (iii) any proposed modifications to the proposed agriculture protection area or
             1737      industrial protection area;


             1738          (iv) a summary of the recommendations of the advisory committee and planning
             1739      commission; and
             1740          (v) a statement that interested persons may appear at the public hearing and speak in
             1741      favor of or against the proposal, any proposed modifications to the proposal, or the
             1742      recommendations of the advisory committee and planning commission.
             1743          (2) The applicable legislative body shall:
             1744          (a) convene the public hearing at the time, date, and place specified in the notice; and
             1745          (b) take verbal or written testimony from interested persons.
             1746          (3) (a) Within 120 days of the submission of the proposal, the applicable legislative
             1747      body shall approve, modify and approve, or reject the proposal.
             1748          (b) The creation of an agriculture protection area or industrial protection area is
             1749      effective at the earlier of:
             1750          (i) the applicable legislative body's approval of a proposal or modified proposal; or
             1751          (ii) 120 days after submission of a proposal complying with Subsection 17-41-301 (2)
             1752      if the applicable legislative body has failed to approve or reject the proposal within that time.
             1753          (4) (a) In order to give constructive notice of the existence of the agriculture protection
             1754      area or industrial protection area to all persons who have, may acquire, or may seek to acquire
             1755      an interest in land in or adjacent to the agriculture protection area or industrial protection area,
             1756      respectively, within 10 days of the creation of an agriculture protection area or industrial
             1757      protection area, the applicable legislative body shall file an executed document containing a
             1758      legal description of the agriculture protection area or industrial protection area, as the case
             1759      may be, with:
             1760          (i) the county recorder of deeds; and
             1761          (ii) the affected planning commission.
             1762          (b) If the legal description of the property to be included in the agriculture protection
             1763      area or industrial protection area is available through the county recorder's office, the
             1764      applicable legislative body shall use that legal description in its executed document required in
             1765      Subsection (4)(a).


             1766          (5) Within 10 days of the recording of the agriculture protection area, the applicable
             1767      legislative body shall:
             1768          (a) send written notification to the commissioner of agriculture and food that the
             1769      agriculture protection area has been created; and
             1770          (b) include in the notification:
             1771          (i) the number of landowners owning land within the agriculture protection area;
             1772          (ii) the total acreage of the area;
             1773          (iii) the date of approval of the area; and
             1774          (iv) the date of recording.
             1775          (6) The applicable legislative body's failure to record the notice required under
             1776      Subsection (4) or to send the written notification under Subsection (5) does not invalidate the
             1777      creation of an agriculture protection area.
             1778          (7) The applicable legislative body may consider the cost of recording notice under
             1779      Subsection (4) and the cost of sending notification under Subsection (5) in establishing a fee
             1780      under Subsection 17-41-301 (4)(b).
             1781          Section 30. Section 17-41-405 is amended to read:
             1782           17-41-405. Eminent domain restrictions.
             1783          (1) A political subdivision having or exercising eminent domain powers may not
             1784      condemn for any purpose any land within an agriculture protection area that is being used for
             1785      agricultural production or any land within an industrial protection area that is being put to an
             1786      industrial use unless it has obtained approval, according to the procedures and requirements of
             1787      this section, from the applicable legislative body and the advisory board.
             1788          (2) Any condemnor wishing to condemn property within an agriculture protection area
             1789      or industrial protection area shall file a notice of condemnation with the applicable legislative
             1790      body and the agriculture protection area or industrial protection area's advisory board at least
             1791      30 days before filing an eminent domain complaint.
             1792          (3) The applicable legislative body and the advisory board shall:
             1793          (a) hold a joint public hearing on the proposed condemnation at a location within the


             1794      county in which the agriculture protection area or industrial protection area is located;
             1795          (b) publish notice of the time, date, place, and purpose of the public hearing:
             1796          (i) in a newspaper of general circulation within the agriculture protection area or
             1797      industrial protection area, as the case may be; and
             1798          (ii) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             1799      Section 63F-1-701 ; and
             1800          (c) post notice of the time, date, place, and purpose of the public hearing in five
             1801      conspicuous public places, designated by the applicable legislative body, within or near the
             1802      agriculture protection area or industrial protection area, as the case may be.
             1803          (4) (a) If the condemnation is for highway purposes or for the disposal of solid or
             1804      liquid waste materials, the applicable legislative body and the advisory board may approve the
             1805      condemnation only if there is no reasonable and prudent alternative to the use of the land
             1806      within the agriculture protection area or industrial protection area for the project.
             1807          (b) If the condemnation is for any other purpose, the applicable legislative body and
             1808      the advisory board may approve the condemnation only if:
             1809          (i) the proposed condemnation would not have an unreasonably adverse effect upon
             1810      the preservation and enhancement of agriculture within the agriculture protection area or of
             1811      the industrial use within the industrial protection area; or
             1812          (ii) there is no reasonable and prudent alternative to the use of the land within the
             1813      agriculture protection area or industrial protection area for the project.
             1814          (5) (a) Within 60 days after receipt of the notice of condemnation, the applicable
             1815      legislative body and the advisory board shall approve or reject the proposed condemnation.
             1816          (b) If the applicable legislative body and the advisory board fail to act within the 60
             1817      days or such further time as the applicable legislative body establishes, the condemnation shall
             1818      be considered rejected.
             1819          (6) The applicable legislative body or the advisory board may request the county or
             1820      municipal attorney to bring an action to enjoin any condemnor from violating any provisions
             1821      of this section.


             1822          Section 31. Section 17B-1-211 is amended to read:
             1823           17B-1-211. Notice of public hearings -- Publication of resolution.
             1824          (1) Before holding a public hearing or set of public hearings under Section 17B-1-210 ,
             1825      the legislative body of each county or municipality with which a request is filed or that adopts
             1826      a resolution under Subsection 17B-1-203 (1)(c) and the board of trustees of each local district
             1827      that adopts a resolution under Subsection 17B-1-203 (1)(d) shall:
             1828          (a) (i) (A) except as provided in Subsections (1)(a)(i)(B) and (1)(a)(ii), publish notice
             1829      in a newspaper or combination of newspapers of general circulation within the applicable area
             1830      in accordance with Subsection (2); or
             1831          (B) if there is no newspaper or combination of newspapers of general circulation
             1832      within the applicable area, post notice in accordance with Subsection (2):
             1833          (I) at least one notice per 1,000 population of that area; and
             1834          (II) at places within the area that are most likely to provide actual notice to residents of
             1835      the area; and
             1836          (ii) publish[, in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ,] notice on the Utah Public Notice
             1837      Website created in Section 63F-1-701 , for two weeks before the hearing or the first of the set
             1838      of hearings; or
             1839          (b) mail a notice to each registered voter residing within and each owner of real
             1840      property located within the proposed local district.
             1841          (2) Each published notice under Subsection (1)(a)(i)(A) shall:
             1842          (a) be no less than 1/4 page in size, use type no smaller than 18 point, and be
             1843      surrounded by a 1/4-inch border;
             1844          (b) if possible, appear in a newspaper that is published at least one day per week;
             1845          (c) if possible, appear in a newspaper of general interest and readership in the area and
             1846      not of limited subject matter;
             1847          (d) be placed in a portion of the newspaper other than where legal notices and
             1848      classified advertisements appear; and
             1849          (e) be run at least once each week for two successive weeks, with the final publication


             1850      being no less than three and no more than 10 days before the hearing or the first of the set of
             1851      hearings.
             1852          (3) Each notice required under Subsection (1) shall:
             1853          (a) if the hearing or set of hearings is concerning a resolution:
             1854          (i) contain the entire text or an accurate summary of the resolution; and
             1855          (ii) state the deadline for filing a protest against the creation of the proposed local
             1856      district;
             1857          (b) clearly identify each governing body involved in the hearing or set of hearings;
             1858          (c) state the date, time, and place for the hearing or set of hearings and the purposes
             1859      for the hearing or set of hearings; and
             1860          (d) describe or include a map of the entire proposed local district.
             1861          (4) County or municipal legislative bodies may jointly provide the notice required
             1862      under this section if all the requirements of this section are met as to each notice.
             1863          Section 32. Section 17B-1-413 is amended to read:
             1864           17B-1-413. Hearing, notice, and protest provisions do not apply for certain
             1865      petitions.
             1866          (1) Section 17B-1-412 does not apply, and, except as provided in Subsection (2)(a),
             1867      Sections 17B-1-409 and 17B-1-410 do not apply:
             1868          (a) if the process to annex an area to a local district was initiated by:
             1869          (i) a petition under Subsection 17B-1-403 (1)(a)(i);
             1870          (ii) a petition under Subsection 17B-1-403 (1)(a)(ii)(A) that was signed by the owners
             1871      of private real property that:
             1872          (A) is located within the area proposed to be annexed;
             1873          (B) covers at least 75% of the total private land area within the entire area proposed to
             1874      be annexed and within each applicable area; and
             1875          (C) is equal in assessed value to at least 75% of the assessed value of all private real
             1876      property within the entire area proposed to be annexed and within each applicable area; or
             1877          (iii) a petition under Subsection 17B-1-403 (1)(a)(ii)(B) that was signed by registered


             1878      voters residing within the entire area proposed to be annexed and within each applicable area
             1879      equal in number to at least 75% of the number of votes cast within the entire area proposed to
             1880      be annexed and within each applicable area, respectively, for the office of governor at the last
             1881      regular general election before the filing of the petition;
             1882          (b) to an annexation under Section 17B-1-415 ; or
             1883          (c) to a boundary adjustment under Section 17B-1-417 .
             1884          (2) (a) If a petition that meets the requirements of Subsection (1)(a) is certified under
             1885      Section 17B-1-405 , the local district board:
             1886          (i) shall provide notice of the proposed annexation as provided in Subsection (2)(b);
             1887      and
             1888          (ii) (A) may, in the board's discretion, hold a public hearing as provided in Section
             1889      17B-1-409 after giving notice of the public hearing as provided in Subsection (2)(b); and
             1890          (B) shall, after giving notice of the public hearing as provided in Subsection (2)(b),
             1891      hold a public hearing as provided in Section 17B-1-409 if a written request to do so is
             1892      submitted, within 20 days after the local district provides notice under Subsection (2)(a)(i), to
             1893      the local district board by an owner of property that is located within or a registered voter
             1894      residing within the area proposed to be annexed who did not sign the annexation petition.
             1895          (b) The notice required under Subsections (2)(a)(i) and (ii) shall:
             1896          (i) be given:
             1897          (A) (I) for a notice under Subsection (2)(a)(i), within 30 days after petition
             1898      certification; or
             1899          (II) for a notice of a public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(ii), at least 10 but not more
             1900      than 30 days before the public hearing; and
             1901          (B) by:
             1902          (I) posting written notice at the local district's principal office and in one or more other
             1903      locations within or proximate to the area proposed to be annexed as are reasonable under the
             1904      circumstances, considering the number of parcels included in that area, the size of the area, the
             1905      population of the area, and the contiguousness of the area; and


             1906          (II) providing written notice [to]:
             1907          (Aa) to at least one newspaper of general circulation, if there is one, within the area
             1908      proposed to be annexed or to a local media correspondent; and
             1909          (Bb) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             1910      Section 63F-1-701 ; and
             1911          (ii) contain a brief explanation of the proposed annexation and include the name of the
             1912      local district, the service provided by the local district, a description or map of the area
             1913      proposed to be annexed, a local district telephone number where additional information about
             1914      the proposed annexation may be obtained, and, for a notice under Subsection (2)(a)(i), an
             1915      explanation of the right of a property owner or registered voter to request a public hearing as
             1916      provided in Subsection (2)(a)(ii)(B).
             1917          (c) A notice under Subsection (2)(a)(i) may be combined with the notice that is
             1918      required for a public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(ii)(A).
             1919          Section 33. Section 17B-1-417 is amended to read:
             1920           17B-1-417. Boundary adjustment -- Notice and hearing -- Protest -- Resolution
             1921      adjusting boundaries -- Filing of notice and plat with the lieutenant governor --
             1922      Recording requirements -- Effective date.
             1923          (1) As used in this section, "affected area" means the area located within the
             1924      boundaries of one local district that will be removed from that local district and included
             1925      within the boundaries of another local district because of a boundary adjustment under this
             1926      section.
             1927          (2) The boards of trustees of two or more local districts having a common boundary
             1928      and providing the same service on the same wholesale or retail basis may adjust their common
             1929      boundary as provided in this section.
             1930          (3) (a) The board of trustees of each local district intending to adjust a boundary that
             1931      is common with another local district shall:
             1932          (i) adopt a resolution indicating the board's intent to adjust a common boundary;
             1933          (ii) hold a public hearing on the proposed boundary adjustment no less than 60 days


             1934      after the adoption of the resolution under Subsection (3)(a)(i); and
             1935          (iii) (A) publish notice:
             1936          (I) (Aa) once a week for two successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation
             1937      within the local district; or
             1938          (Bb) if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the local district, post
             1939      notice in at least four conspicuous places within the local district; and
             1940          (II) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             1941      in Section 63F-1-701 , for two weeks; or
             1942          (B) mail a notice to each owner of property located within the affected area and to
             1943      each registered voter residing within the affected area.
             1944          (b) The notice required under Subsection (3)(a)(iii) shall:
             1945          (i) state that the board of trustees of the local district has adopted a resolution
             1946      indicating the board's intent to adjust a boundary that the local district has in common with
             1947      another local district that provides the same service as the local district;
             1948          (ii) describe the affected area;
             1949          (iii) state the date, time, and location of the public hearing required under Subsection
             1950      (3)(a)(ii);
             1951          (iv) provide a local district telephone number where additional information about the
             1952      proposed boundary adjustment may be obtained;
             1953          (v) explain the financial and service impacts of the boundary adjustment on property
             1954      owners or residents within the affected area; and
             1955          (vi) state in conspicuous and plain terms that the board of trustees may approve the
             1956      adjustment of the boundaries unless, at or before the public hearing under Subsection
             1957      (3)(a)(ii), written protests to the adjustment are filed with the board by:
             1958          (A) the owners of private real property that:
             1959          (I) is located within the affected area;
             1960          (II) covers at least 50% of the total private land area within the affected area; and
             1961          (III) is equal in assessed value to at least 50% of the assessed value of all private real


             1962      property within the affected area; or
             1963          (B) registered voters residing within the affected area equal in number to at least 50%
             1964      of the votes cast in the affected area for the office of governor at the last regular general
             1965      election before the filing of the protests.
             1966          (c) The first publication of the notice required under Subsection (3)(a)(iii)(A) shall be
             1967      within 14 days after the board's adoption of a resolution under Subsection (3)(a)(i).
             1968          (d) The boards of trustees of the local districts whose boundaries are being adjusted
             1969      may jointly:
             1970          (i) publish, post, or mail the notice required under Subsection (3)(a)(iii); and
             1971          (ii) hold the public hearing required under Subsection (3)(a)(ii).
             1972          (4) After the public hearing required under Subsection (3)(a)(ii), the board of trustees
             1973      may adopt a resolution approving the adjustment of the common boundary unless, at or before
             1974      the public hearing, written protests to the boundary adjustment have been filed with the board
             1975      by:
             1976          (a) the owners of private real property that:
             1977          (i) is located within the affected area;
             1978          (ii) covers at least 50% of the total private land area within the affected area; and
             1979          (iii) is equal in assessed value to at least 50% of the assessed value of all private real
             1980      property within the affected area; or
             1981          (b) registered voters residing within the affected area equal in number to at least 50%
             1982      of the votes cast in the affected area for the office of governor at the last regular general
             1983      election before the filing of the protests.
             1984          (5) A resolution adopted under Subsection (4) does not take effect until the board of
             1985      each local district whose boundaries are being adjusted has adopted a resolution under
             1986      Subsection (4).
             1987          (6) The board of the local district whose boundaries are being adjusted to include the
             1988      affected area shall:
             1989          (a) within 30 days after the resolutions take effect under Subsection (5), file with the


             1990      lieutenant governor:
             1991          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section
             1992      67-1a-6.5 , that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             1993          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             1994          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of boundary adjustment
             1995      under Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             1996          (i) if the affected area is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the
             1997      recorder of that county:
             1998          (A) the original:
             1999          (I) notice of an impending boundary action;
             2000          (II) certificate of boundary adjustment; and
             2001          (III) approved final local entity plat; and
             2002          (B) a certified copy of each resolution adopted under Subsection (4); or
             2003          (ii) if the affected area is located within the boundaries of more than a single county:
             2004          (A) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             2005          (I) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (6)(b)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III);
             2006      and
             2007          (II) a certified copy of each resolution adopted under Subsection (4); and
             2008          (B) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             2009          (I) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsections (6)(b)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III);
             2010      and
             2011          (II) a certified copy of each resolution adopted under Subsection (4).
             2012          (7) (a) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of boundary adjustment
             2013      under Section 67-1a-6.5 , the affected area is annexed to the local district whose boundaries are
             2014      being adjusted to include the affected area, and the affected area is withdrawn from the local
             2015      district whose boundaries are being adjusted to exclude the affected area.
             2016          (b) (i) The effective date of a boundary adjustment under this section for purposes of
             2017      assessing property within the affected area is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .


             2018          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (6)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             2019      recorder of the county in which the property is located, a local district in whose boundary an
             2020      affected area is included because of a boundary adjustment under this section may not:
             2021          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property within the affected area;
             2022          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property within the affected area; or
             2023          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the affected area.
             2024          (iii) Subsection (7)(b)(ii)(C):
             2025          (A) may not be construed to limit a local district's ability before a boundary
             2026      adjustment to charge and collect a fee for service provided to property that is outside the local
             2027      district's boundary; and
             2028          (B) does not apply until 60 days after the effective date, under Subsection (7)(a), of
             2029      the local district's boundary adjustment, with respect to a fee that the local district was
             2030      charging for service provided to property within the area affected by the boundary adjustment
             2031      immediately before the boundary adjustment.
             2032          Section 34. Section 17B-1-609 is amended to read:
             2033           17B-1-609. Hearing to consider adoption.
             2034          (1) At the meeting at which the tentative budget is adopted, the board of trustees shall:
             2035          (a) establish the time and place of a public hearing to consider its adoption; and
             2036          (b) order that notice of the hearing:
             2037          (i) (A) be published at least seven days before the hearing in at least one issue of a
             2038      newspaper of general circulation published in the county or counties in which the district is
             2039      located; or
             2040          (B) if no newspaper is published, be posted in three public places within the district;
             2041      and
             2042          (ii) be published[, in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ,] at least seven days before the
             2043      hearing on the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 .
             2044          (2) If the budget hearing is held in conjunction with a tax increase hearing, the notice
             2045      shall be published in accordance with the advertisement provisions of Section 59-2-919 .


             2046          Section 35. Section 17B-1-1204 is amended to read:
             2047           17B-1-1204. Notice of the hearing on a validation petition -- Amended or
             2048      supplemented validation petition.
             2049          (1) Upon the entry of an order under Section 17B-1-1203 setting a hearing on a
             2050      validation petition, the local district that filed the petition shall:
             2051          (a) publish notice:
             2052          (i) at least once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general
             2053      circulation in the county in which the principal office of the district is located; and
             2054          (ii) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             2055      in Section 63F-1-701 , for three weeks immediately before the hearing; and
             2056          (b) post notice in its principal office at least 21 days before the date set for the hearing.
             2057          (2) Each notice under Subsection (1) shall:
             2058          (a) state the date, time, and place of the hearing on the validation petition;
             2059          (b) include a general description of the contents of the validation petition; and
             2060          (c) if applicable, state the location where a complete copy of a contract that is the
             2061      subject of the validation petition may be examined.
             2062          (3) If a district amends or supplements a validation petition under Subsection
             2063      17B-1-1202 (3) after publishing and posting notice as required under Subsection (1), the
             2064      district is not required to publish or post notice again unless required by the court.
             2065          Section 36. Section 17B-1-1307 is amended to read:
             2066           17B-1-1307. Notice of public hearing and of dissolution.
             2067          (1) Before holding a public hearing required under Section 17B-1-1306 , the
             2068      administrative body shall:
             2069          (a) (i) publish notice of the public hearing and of the proposed dissolution:
             2070          (A) in a newspaper of general circulation within the local district proposed to be
             2071      dissolved; and
             2072          (B) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             2073      in Section 63F-1-701 , for 30 days before the public hearing; and


             2074          (ii) post notice of the public hearing and of the proposed dissolution in at least four
             2075      conspicuous places within the local district proposed to be dissolved, no less than five and no
             2076      more than 30 days before the public hearing; or
             2077          (b) mail a notice to each owner of property located within the local district and to each
             2078      registered voter residing within the local district.
             2079          (2) Each notice required under Subsection (1) shall:
             2080          (a) identify the local district proposed to be dissolved and the service it was created to
             2081      provide; and
             2082          (b) state the date, time, and location of the public hearing.
             2083          Section 37. Section 17C-1-601 is amended to read:
             2084           17C-1-601. Annual agency budget -- Fiscal year -- Public hearing required --
             2085      Auditor forms -- Requirement to file form.
             2086          (1) Each agency shall prepare and its board adopt an annual budget of revenues and
             2087      expenditures for the agency for each fiscal year.
             2088          (2) Each annual agency budget shall be adopted:
             2089          (a) for an agency created by a city or town, before June 22; or
             2090          (b) for an agency created by a county, before December 15.
             2091          (3) The agency's fiscal year shall be the same as the fiscal year of the community that
             2092      created the agency.
             2093          (4) (a) Before adopting an annual budget, each agency board shall hold a public
             2094      hearing on the annual budget.
             2095          (b) Each agency shall provide notice of the public hearing on the annual budget by:
             2096          [(i) publishing:]
             2097          [(A) (I)] (i) (A) publishing at least one notice in a newspaper of general circulation
             2098      within the agency boundaries, one week before the public hearing; or
             2099          [(II)] (B) if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the agency boundaries,
             2100      posting a notice of the public hearing in at least three public places within the agency
             2101      boundaries; and


             2102          [(B)] (ii) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] publishing notice on the Utah Public
             2103      Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 , at least one week before the public hearing.
             2104          (c) Each agency shall make the annual budget available for public inspection at least
             2105      three days before the date of the public hearing.
             2106          (5) The state auditor shall prescribe the budget forms and the categories to be
             2107      contained in each agency budget, including:
             2108          (a) revenues and expenditures for the budget year;
             2109          (b) legal fees; and
             2110          (c) administrative costs, including rent, supplies, and other materials, and salaries of
             2111      agency personnel.
             2112          (6) (a) Within 90 days after adopting an annual budget, each agency board shall file a
             2113      copy of the annual budget with the auditor of the county in which the agency is located, the
             2114      State Tax Commission, the state auditor, the State Board of Education, and each taxing entity
             2115      that levies a tax on property from which the agency collects tax increment.
             2116          (b) The requirement of Subsection (6)(a) to file a copy of the annual budget with the
             2117      state as a taxing entity is met if the agency files a copy with the State Tax Commission and the
             2118      state auditor.
             2119          Section 38. Section 17C-2-403 is amended to read:
             2120           17C-2-403. Notice required for continued hearing.
             2121          The board shall give notice of a hearing continued under Section 17C-2-402 by
             2122      announcing at the hearing:
             2123          (1) the date, time, and place the hearing will be resumed; or
             2124          (2) that it is being continued to a later time and causing a notice of the continued
             2125      hearing to be:
             2126          [(a) published:]
             2127          [(i) (A)] (a) (i) published once in a newspaper of general circulation within the agency
             2128      boundaries at least seven days before the hearing is scheduled to resume; or
             2129          [(B)] (ii) if there is no newspaper of general circulation, posted in at least three


             2130      conspicuous places within the boundaries of the agency in which the project area or proposed
             2131      project area is located; and
             2132          [(ii)] (b) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] published on the Utah Public Notice
             2133      Website created in Section 63F-1-701 , at least seven days before the hearing is schedule to
             2134      resume.
             2135          Section 39. Section 17C-4-202 is amended to read:
             2136           17C-4-202. Resolution or interlocal agreement to provide funds for the
             2137      community development project area plan -- Notice -- Effective date of resolution or
             2138      interlocal agreement -- Time to contest resolution or interlocal agreement -- Availability
             2139      of resolution or interlocal agreement.
             2140          (1) The approval and adoption of each resolution or interlocal agreement under
             2141      Subsection 17C-4-201 (2) shall be in an open and public meeting.
             2142          (2) (a) Upon the adoption of a resolution or interlocal agreement under Section
             2143      17C-4-201 , the agency shall provide notice as provided in Subsection (2)(b) by:
             2144          (i) (A) publishing or causing to be published a notice in a newspaper of general
             2145      circulation within the agency's boundaries; or
             2146          (B) if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the agency's boundaries,
             2147      causing a notice to be posted in at least three public places within the agency's boundaries; and
             2148          (ii) publishing or causing to be published [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] a
             2149      notice on the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 .
             2150          (b) Each notice under Subsection (2)(a) shall:
             2151          (i) set forth a summary of the resolution or interlocal agreement; and
             2152          (ii) include a statement that the resolution or interlocal agreement is available for
             2153      general public inspection and the hours of inspection.
             2154          (3) The resolution or interlocal agreement shall become effective on the date of:
             2155          (a) if notice was published under Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A) or (ii), publication of the
             2156      notice; or
             2157          (b) if notice was posted under Subsection (2)(a)(i)(B), posting of the notice.


             2158          (4) (a) For a period of 30 days after the effective date of the resolution or interlocal
             2159      agreement under Subsection (3), any person in interest may contest the resolution or interlocal
             2160      agreement or the procedure used to adopt the resolution or interlocal agreement if the
             2161      resolution or interlocal agreement or procedure fails to comply with applicable statutory
             2162      requirements.
             2163          (b) After the 30-day period under Subsection (4)(a) expires, no person may contest the
             2164      resolution or interlocal agreement for any cause.
             2165          (5) Each agency that is to receive funds under a resolution or interlocal agreement
             2166      under Section 17C-4-201 and each taxing entity or public entity that approves a resolution or
             2167      enters into an interlocal agreement under Section 17C-4-201 shall make the resolution or
             2168      interlocal agreement, as the case may be, available at its offices to the general public for
             2169      inspection and copying during normal business hours.
             2170          Section 40. Section 17C-4-302 is amended to read:
             2171           17C-4-302. Notice required for continued hearing.
             2172          The board shall give notice of a hearing continued under Section 17C-4-301 by
             2173      announcing at the hearing:
             2174          (1) the date, time, and place the hearing will be resumed; or
             2175          (2) that it is being continued to a later time and causing a notice of the continued
             2176      hearing to be:
             2177          (a) (i) published once in a newspaper of general circulation within the agency
             2178      boundaries at least seven days before the hearing is scheduled to resume; or
             2179          (ii) if there is no newspaper of general circulation, posted in at least three conspicuous
             2180      places within the boundaries of the agency in which the project area or proposed project area
             2181      is located; and
             2182          (b) published[, in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ,] on the Utah Public Notice
             2183      Website created in Section 63F-1-701 , at least seven days before the hearing is schedule to
             2184      resume.
             2185          Section 41. Section 19-2-109 is amended to read:


             2186           19-2-109. Air quality standards -- Hearings on adoption -- Orders of executive
             2187      secretary -- Adoption of emission control requirements.
             2188          (1) (a) The board, in adopting standards of quality for ambient air, shall conduct
             2189      public hearings.
             2190          (b) Notice of any public hearing for the consideration, adoption, or amendment of air
             2191      quality standards shall specify the locations to which the proposed standards apply and the
             2192      time, date, and place of the hearing.
             2193          (c) The notice shall be:
             2194          (i) (A) published at least twice in any newspaper of general circulation in the area
             2195      affected; and
             2196          (B) published[, in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ,] on the Utah Public Notice
             2197      Website created in Section 63F-1-701 , at least 20 days before the public hearing; and
             2198          (ii) mailed at least 20 days before the public hearing to the chief executive of each
             2199      political subdivision of the area affected and to other persons the executive secretary has
             2200      reason to believe will be affected by the standards.
             2201          (d) The adoption of air quality standards or any modification or changes to air quality
             2202      standards shall be by order of the executive secretary following formal action of the board with
             2203      respect to the standards.
             2204          (e) The order shall be published:
             2205          (i) in a newspaper of general circulation in the area affected; and
             2206          (ii) as required in Section 45-1-101 .
             2207          (2) (a) The board may establish emission control requirements by rule that in its
             2208      judgment may be necessary to prevent, abate, or control air pollution that may be statewide or
             2209      may vary from area to area, taking into account varying local conditions.
             2210          (b) In adopting these requirements, the board shall give notice and conduct public
             2211      hearings in accordance with the requirements in Subsection (1).
             2212          Section 42. Section 20A-7-204.1 is amended to read:
             2213           20A-7-204.1. Public hearings to be held before initiative petitions are circulated.


             2214          (1) (a) After issuance of the initial fiscal impact estimate by the Governor's Office of
             2215      Planning and Budget and before circulating initiative petitions for signature statewide,
             2216      sponsors of the initiative petition shall hold at least seven public hearings throughout Utah as
             2217      follows:
             2218          (i) one in the Bear River region -- Box Elder, Cache, or Rich County;
             2219          (ii) one in the Southwest region -- Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, or Washington
             2220      County;
             2221          (iii) one in the Mountain region -- Summit, Utah, or Wasatch County;
             2222          (iv) one in the Central region -- Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, or Wayne
             2223      County;
             2224          (v) one in the Southeast region -- Carbon, Emery, Grand, or San Juan County;
             2225          (vi) one in the Uintah Basin region -- Daggett, Duchesne, or Uintah County; and
             2226          (vii) one in the Wasatch Front region -- Davis, Morgan, Salt Lake, Tooele, or Weber
             2227      County.
             2228          (b) Of the seven meetings, at least two of the meetings must be held in a first or
             2229      second class county, but not in the same county.
             2230          (2) At least three calendar days before the date of the public hearing, the sponsors
             2231      shall:
             2232          (a) provide written notice of the public hearing to:
             2233          (i) the lieutenant governor for posting on the state's website; and
             2234          (ii) each state senator, state representative, and county commission or county council
             2235      member who is elected in whole or in part from the region where the public hearing will be
             2236      held; and
             2237          (b) publish written notice of the public hearing detailing its time, date, and location:
             2238          (i) in at least one newspaper of general circulation in each county in the region where
             2239      the public hearing will be held; and
             2240          (ii) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             2241      Section 63F-1-701 .


             2242          (3) (a) During the public hearing, the sponsors shall either:
             2243          (i) video tape or audio tape the public hearing and, when the hearing is complete,
             2244      deposit the complete audio or video tape of the meeting with the lieutenant governor; or
             2245          (ii) take comprehensive minutes of the public hearing, detailing the names and titles of
             2246      each speaker and summarizing each speaker's comments.
             2247          (b) The lieutenant governor shall make copies of the tapes or minutes available to the
             2248      public.
             2249          Section 43. Section 45-1-101 is amended to read:
             2250           45-1-101. Legal notice publication requirements.
             2251          (1) As used in this section:
             2252          (a) (i) "Legal notice" means:
             2253          (A) a communication required to be made public by a state statute or state agency rule;
             2254      or
             2255          (B) a notice required for judicial proceedings or by judicial decision.
             2256          (ii) "Legal notice" does not include a public notice published by a public body in
             2257      accordance with the provisions of Sections 52-4-202 and 63F-1-701 .
             2258          (b) "Person" is as defined in Section 68-3-12 .
             2259          (2) (a) Notwithstanding any other legal notice provision established in this Utah Code,
             2260      a person required to publish legal notice:
             2261          [(a)] (i) until January 1, 2010, shall publish as required by the [state] statute
             2262      establishing the legal notice requirement; and
             2263          [(b)] (ii) beginning on January 1, 2010, shall publish legal notice:
             2264          [(i)] (A) as required by the statute establishing the legal notice requirement; and
             2265          [(ii)] (B) on a website established by the collective efforts of Utah's newspapers.
             2266          (b) A person's publishing legal notice as required under Subsection (2)(a) does not
             2267      relieve the person from complying with an otherwise applicable requirement under Title 52,
             2268      Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act.
             2269          (3) Beginning on January 1, 2012, notwithstanding any provision of law requiring


             2270      publication of legal notice in a newspaper, a person who publishes legal notice that is required
             2271      to be given in a county of the first or second class:
             2272          (a) is not required to comply with the requirement to publish legal notice in a
             2273      newspaper;
             2274          (b) is required to publish legal notice on the website described in Subsection
             2275      [(2)(b)(ii)] (2)(a)(ii)(B); and
             2276          (c) may, in addition to complying with Subsection (3)(b), publish legal notice in a
             2277      newspaper.
             2278          (4) The website described in Subsection [(2)(b)(ii)] (2)(a)(ii)(B) may not:
             2279          (a) charge a fee to publish a legal notice on the website before January 1, 2012; and
             2280          (b) charge more than $10 to publish a legal notice on the website on or after January 1,
             2281      2012.
             2282          Section 44. Section 53A-3-202 is amended to read:
             2283           53A-3-202. Compensation for services -- Additional per diem -- Approval of
             2284      expenses.
             2285          (1) Each member of a local school board, except the student member, shall receive
             2286      compensation for services and for necessary expenses in accordance with board compensation
             2287      schedules adopted by the local school board in accordance with the provisions of this section.
             2288          (2) Beginning on July 1, 2007, if a local school board decides to adopt or amend its
             2289      board compensation schedules, the board shall set a time and place for a public hearing at
             2290      which all interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be heard.
             2291          (3) Notice of the time, place, and purpose of the meeting shall be provided at least
             2292      seven days prior to the meeting by:
             2293          (a) (i) publication at least once in a newspaper published in the county where the
             2294      school district is situated and generally circulated within the school district; and
             2295          (ii) publication [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice
             2296      Website created in Section 63F-1-701 ; and
             2297          (b) posting a notice:


             2298          (i) at each school within the school district;
             2299          (ii) in at least three other public places within the school district; and
             2300          (iii) on the Internet in a manner that is easily accessible to citizens that use the
             2301      Internet.
             2302          (4) After the conclusion of the public hearing, the local school board may adopt or
             2303      amend its board compensation schedules.
             2304          (5) Each member shall submit an itemized account of necessary travel expenses for
             2305      board approval.
             2306          (6) A local school board may, without following the procedures described in
             2307      Subsections (2) and (3), continue to use the compensation schedule that was in effect prior to
             2308      July 1, 2007 until, at the discretion of the board, the compensation schedule is amended or a
             2309      new compensation schedule is adopted.
             2310          Section 45. Section 53A-3-402 is amended to read:
             2311           53A-3-402. Powers and duties generally.
             2312          (1) Each local school board shall:
             2313          (a) implement the core curriculum utilizing instructional materials that best correlate
             2314      to the core curriculum and graduation requirements;
             2315          (b) administer tests, required by the State Board of Education, which measure the
             2316      progress of each student, and coordinate with the state superintendent and State Board of
             2317      Education to assess results and create plans to improve the student's progress which shall be
             2318      submitted to the State Office of Education for approval;
             2319          (c) use progress-based assessments as part of a plan to identify schools, teachers, and
             2320      students that need remediation and determine the type and amount of federal, state, and local
             2321      resources to implement remediation;
             2322          (d) develop early warning systems for students or classes failing to make progress;
             2323          (e) work with the State Office of Education to establish a library of documented best
             2324      practices, consistent with state and federal regulations, for use by the local districts; and
             2325          (f) implement training programs for school administrators, including basic


             2326      management training, best practices in instructional methods, budget training, staff
             2327      management, managing for learning results and continuous improvement, and how to help
             2328      every child achieve optimal learning in core academics.
             2329          (2) Local school boards shall spend minimum school program funds for programs and
             2330      activities for which the State Board of Education has established minimum standards or rules
             2331      under Section 53A-1-402 .
             2332          (3) (a) A board may purchase, sell, and make improvements on school sites, buildings,
             2333      and equipment and construct, erect, and furnish school buildings.
             2334          (b) School sites or buildings may only be conveyed or sold on board resolution
             2335      affirmed by at least two-thirds of the members.
             2336          (4) (a) A board may participate in the joint construction or operation of a school
             2337      attended by children residing within the district and children residing in other districts either
             2338      within or outside the state.
             2339          (b) Any agreement for the joint operation or construction of a school shall:
             2340          (i) be signed by the president of the board of each participating district;
             2341          (ii) include a mutually agreed upon pro rata cost; and
             2342          (iii) be filed with the State Board of Education.
             2343          (5) A board may establish, locate, and maintain elementary, secondary, and applied
             2344      technology schools.
             2345          (6) Except as provided in Subsection 53A-11-1402 (3), a board may enroll children in
             2346      school who are at least five years of age before September 2 of the year in which admission is
             2347      sought.
             2348          (7) A board may establish and support school libraries.
             2349          (8) A board may collect damages for the loss, injury, or destruction of school property.
             2350          (9) A board may authorize guidance and counseling services for children and their
             2351      parents or guardians prior to, during, or following enrollment of the children in schools.
             2352          (10) (a) A board shall administer and implement federal educational programs in
             2353      accordance with Title 53A, Chapter 1, Part 9, Implementing Federal Programs Act.


             2354          (b) Federal funds are not considered funds within the school district budget under Title
             2355      53A, Chapter 19, School District Budgets.
             2356          (11) (a) A board may organize school safety patrols and adopt rules under which the
             2357      patrols promote student safety.
             2358          (b) A student appointed to a safety patrol shall be at least 10 years old and have
             2359      written parental consent for the appointment.
             2360          (c) Safety patrol members may not direct vehicular traffic or be stationed in a portion
             2361      of a highway intended for vehicular traffic use.
             2362          (d) Liability may not attach to a school district, its employees, officers, or agents or to
             2363      a safety patrol member, a parent of a safety patrol member, or an authorized volunteer
             2364      assisting the program by virtue of the organization, maintenance, or operation of a school
             2365      safety patrol.
             2366          (12) (a) A board may on its own behalf, or on behalf of an educational institution for
             2367      which the board is the direct governing body, accept private grants, loans, gifts, endowments,
             2368      devises, or bequests that are made for educational purposes.
             2369          (b) These contributions are not subject to appropriation by the Legislature.
             2370          (13) (a) A board may appoint and fix the compensation of a compliance officer to
             2371      issue citations for violations of Subsection 76-10-105 (2).
             2372          (b) A person may not be appointed to serve as a compliance officer without the
             2373      person's consent.
             2374          (c) A teacher or student may not be appointed as a compliance officer.
             2375          (14) A board shall adopt bylaws and rules for its own procedures.
             2376          (15) (a) A board shall make and enforce rules necessary for the control and
             2377      management of the district schools.
             2378          (b) All board rules and policies shall be in writing, filed, and referenced for public
             2379      access.
             2380          (16) A board may hold school on legal holidays other than Sundays.
             2381          (17) (a) Each board shall establish for each school year a school traffic safety


             2382      committee to implement this Subsection (17).
             2383          (b) The committee shall be composed of one representative of:
             2384          (i) the schools within the district;
             2385          (ii) the Parent Teachers' Association of the schools within the district;
             2386          (iii) the municipality or county;
             2387          (iv) state or local law enforcement; and
             2388          (v) state or local traffic safety engineering.
             2389          (c) The committee shall:
             2390          (i) receive suggestions from parents, teachers, and others and recommend school
             2391      traffic safety improvements, boundary changes to enhance safety, and school traffic safety
             2392      program measures;
             2393          (ii) review and submit annually to the Department of Transportation and affected
             2394      municipalities and counties a child access routing plan for each elementary, middle, and junior
             2395      high school within the district;
             2396          (iii) consult the Utah Safety Council and the Division of Family Health Services and
             2397      provide training to all school children in kindergarten through grade six, within the district, on
             2398      school crossing safety and use; and
             2399          (iv) help ensure the district's compliance with rules made by the Department of
             2400      Transportation under Section 41-6a-303 .
             2401          (d) The committee may establish subcommittees as needed to assist in accomplishing
             2402      its duties under Subsection (17)(c).
             2403          (e) The board shall require the school community council of each elementary, middle,
             2404      and junior high school within the district to develop and submit annually to the committee a
             2405      child access routing plan.
             2406          (18) (a) Each school board shall adopt and implement a comprehensive emergency
             2407      response plan to prevent and combat violence in its public schools, on school grounds, on its
             2408      school vehicles, and in connection with school-related activities or events.
             2409          (b) The board shall implement its plan by July 1, 2000.


             2410          (c) The plan shall:
             2411          (i) include prevention, intervention, and response components;
             2412          (ii) be consistent with the student conduct and discipline policies required for school
             2413      districts under Title 53A, Chapter 11, Part 9, School Discipline and Conduct Plans;
             2414          (iii) require inservice training for all district and school building staff on what their
             2415      roles are in the emergency response plan; and
             2416          (iv) provide for coordination with local law enforcement and other public safety
             2417      representatives in preventing, intervening, and responding to violence in the areas and
             2418      activities referred to in Subsection (18)(a).
             2419          (d) The State Board of Education, through the state superintendent of public
             2420      instruction, shall develop comprehensive emergency response plan models that local school
             2421      boards may use, where appropriate, to comply with Subsection (18)(a).
             2422          (e) Each local school board shall, by July 1 of each year, certify to the State Board of
             2423      Education that its plan has been practiced at the school level and presented to and reviewed by
             2424      its teachers, administrators, students, and their parents and local law enforcement and public
             2425      safety representatives.
             2426          (19) (a) Each local school board may adopt an emergency response plan for the
             2427      treatment of sports-related injuries that occur during school sports practices and events.
             2428          (b) The plan may be implemented by each secondary school in the district that has a
             2429      sports program for students.
             2430          (c) The plan may:
             2431          (i) include emergency personnel, emergency communication, and emergency
             2432      equipment components;
             2433          (ii) require inservice training on the emergency response plan for school personnel
             2434      who are involved in sports programs in the district's secondary schools; and
             2435          (iii) provide for coordination with individuals and agency representatives who:
             2436          (A) are not employees of the school district; and
             2437          (B) would be involved in providing emergency services to students injured while


             2438      participating in sports events.
             2439          (d) The board, in collaboration with the schools referred to in Subsection (19)(b), may
             2440      review the plan each year and make revisions when required to improve or enhance the plan.
             2441          (e) The State Board of Education, through the state superintendent of public
             2442      instruction, shall provide local school boards with an emergency plan response model that
             2443      local boards may use to comply with the requirements of this Subsection (19).
             2444          (20) A board shall do all other things necessary for the maintenance, prosperity, and
             2445      success of the schools and the promotion of education.
             2446          (21) (a) Before closing a school or changing the boundaries of a school, a board shall:
             2447          (i) hold a public hearing, as defined in Section 10-9a-103 ; and
             2448          (ii) provide public notice of the public hearing, as specified in Subsection (21)(b).
             2449          (b) The notice of a public hearing required under Subsection (21)(a) shall:
             2450          (i) indicate the:
             2451          (A) school or schools under consideration for closure or boundary change; and
             2452          (B) date, time, and location of the public hearing; and
             2453          (ii) at least 10 days prior to the public hearing, be:
             2454          (A) published:
             2455          (I) in a newspaper of general circulation in the area; and
             2456          (II) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             2457      Section 63F-1-701 ; and
             2458          (B) posted in at least three public locations within the municipality or on the district's
             2459      official website.
             2460          Section 46. Section 53B-7-101.5 is amended to read:
             2461           53B-7-101.5. Proposed tuition increases -- Notice -- Hearings.
             2462          (1) If an institution within the State System of Higher Education listed in Section
             2463      53B-1-102 considers increasing tuition rates for undergraduate students in the process of
             2464      preparing or implementing its budget, it shall hold a meeting to receive public input and
             2465      response on the issue.


             2466          (2) The institution shall advertise the hearing required under Subsection (1) using the
             2467      following procedure:
             2468          (a) The institution shall advertise its intent to consider an increase in student tuition
             2469      rates:
             2470          (i) in the institution's student newspaper twice during a period of 10 days prior to the
             2471      meeting; and
             2472          (ii) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             2473      Section 63F-1-701 , for 10 days immediately before the meeting.
             2474          [(b) The advertisement shall be run twice during a period of 10 days prior to the
             2475      meeting.]
             2476          [(c)] (b) The advertisement shall state that the institution will meet on a certain day,
             2477      time, and place fixed in the advertisement, which shall not be less than seven days after the
             2478      day the second advertisement is published, for the purpose of hearing comments regarding the
             2479      proposed increase and to explain the reasons for the proposed increase.
             2480          (3) The form and content of the notice shall be substantially as follows:
             2481          "NOTICE OF PROPOSED TUITION INCREASE
             2482          The (name of the higher education institution) is proposing to increase student tuition
             2483      rates. This would be an increase of ______ %, which is an increase of $______ per semester
             2484      for a full-time resident undergraduate student. All concerned students and citizens are invited
             2485      to a public hearing on the proposed increase to be held at (meeting place) on (date) at (time)."
             2486          (4) (a) The institution shall provide the following information to those in attendance at
             2487      the meeting required under Subsection (1):
             2488          (i) the current year's student enrollment for:
             2489          (A) the State System of Higher Education, if a systemwide increase is being
             2490      considered; or
             2491          (B) the institution, if an increase is being considered for just a single institution;
             2492          (ii) total tuition revenues for the current school year;
             2493          (iii) projected student enrollment growth for the next school year and projected tuition


             2494      revenue increases from that anticipated growth; and
             2495          (iv) a detailed accounting of how and where the increased tuition revenues would be
             2496      spent.
             2497          (b) The enrollment and revenue data required under Subsection (4)(a) shall be broken
             2498      down into majors or departments if the proposed tuition increases are department or major
             2499      specific.
             2500          (5) If the institution does not make a final decision on the proposed tuition increase at
             2501      the meeting, it shall announce the date, time, and place of the meeting where that
             2502      determination shall be made.
             2503          Section 47. Section 54-8-10 is amended to read:
             2504           54-8-10. Public hearing -- Notice -- Publication.
             2505          (1) Such notice shall be:
             2506          (a) (i) published:
             2507          (A) in full one time in a newspaper of general circulation in the district; or
             2508          (B) if there be no such newspaper, [by publication] in a newspaper of general
             2509      circulation in the county, city, or town in which [said] the district is located; and
             2510          (ii) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] published on the Utah Public Notice Website
             2511      created in Section 63F-1-701 ; and
             2512          (b) [by posting] posted in not less than three public places in [such] the district.
             2513          (2) A copy of [such] the notice shall be mailed by certified mail to the last known
             2514      address of each owner of land within the proposed district whose property will be assessed for
             2515      the cost of the improvement.
             2516          (3) The address to be used for [said] that purpose shall be that last appearing on the
             2517      real property assessment rolls of the county [wherein said] in which the property is located.
             2518          (4) In addition, a copy of [such] the notice shall be addressed to "Owner" and shall be
             2519      so mailed addressed to the street number of each piece of improved property to be affected by
             2520      the assessment.
             2521          (5) Mailed notices and the published notice shall state where a copy of the resolution


             2522      creating the district will be available for inspection by any interested parties.
             2523          Section 48. Section 54-8-16 is amended to read:
             2524           54-8-16. Notice of assessment -- Publication.
             2525          (1) After the preparation of [the aforesaid] a resolution under Section 54-8-14 , notice
             2526      of a public hearing on the proposed assessments shall be given.
             2527          (2) The notice described in Subsection (1) shall be:
             2528          (a) published:
             2529          (i) one time in a newspaper in which the first notice of hearing was published at least
             2530      20 days before the date fixed for the hearing; and
             2531          (ii) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             2532      in Section 63F-1-701 , for at least 20 days before the date fixed for the hearing; and
             2533          (b) mailed by certified mail not less than 15 days prior to the date fixed for such
             2534      hearing to each owner of real property whose property will be assessed for part of the cost of
             2535      the improvement at the last known address of such owner using for such purpose the names
             2536      and addresses appearing on the last completed real property assessment rolls of the county
             2537      wherein said affected property is located.
             2538          (3) In addition, a copy of such notice shall be addressed to "Owner" and shall be so
             2539      mailed addressed to the street number of each piece of improved property to be affected by
             2540      such assessment.
             2541          (4) Each notice shall state that at the specified time and place, the governing body will
             2542      hold a public hearing upon the proposed assessments and shall state that any owner of any
             2543      property to be assessed pursuant to the resolution will be heard on the question of whether his
             2544      property will be benefited by the proposed improvement to the amount of the proposed
             2545      assessment against his property and whether the amount assessed against his property
             2546      constitutes more than his proper proportional share of the total cost of the improvement.
             2547          (5) The notice shall further state where a copy of the resolution proposed to be adopted
             2548      levying the assessments against all real property in the district will be on file for public
             2549      inspection, and that subject to such changes and corrections therein as may be made by the


             2550      governing body, it is proposed to adopt the resolution at the conclusion of the hearing.
             2551          (6) A published notice shall describe the boundaries or area of the district with
             2552      sufficient particularity to permit each owner of real property therein to ascertain that his
             2553      property lies in the district.
             2554          (7) The mailed notice may refer to the district by name and date of creation and shall
             2555      state the amount of the assessment proposed to be levied against the real property of the person
             2556      to whom the notice is mailed.
             2557          Section 49. Section 57-11-11 is amended to read:
             2558           57-11-11. Rules of division -- Filing advertising material -- Injunctions --
             2559      Intervention by division in suits -- General powers of division.
             2560          (1) (a) The division shall prescribe reasonable rules which shall be adopted, amended,
             2561      or repealed only after a public hearing.
             2562          (b) The division shall:
             2563          (i) publish notice of the public hearing described in Subsection (1)(a):
             2564          (A) once in a newspaper or newspapers with statewide circulation and at least 20 days
             2565      before the hearing; and
             2566          (B) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             2567      in Section 63F-1-701 , for at least 20 days before the hearing; and
             2568          (ii) send a notice to a nonprofit organization which files a written request for notice
             2569      with the division at least 20 days prior to the hearing.
             2570          (2) The rules shall include but need not be limited to:
             2571          (a) provisions for advertising standards to assure full and fair disclosure; and
             2572          (b) provisions for escrow or trust agreements, performance bonds, or other means
             2573      reasonably necessary to assure that all improvements referred to in the application for
             2574      registration and advertising will be completed and that purchasers will receive the interest in
             2575      land contracted for.
             2576          (3) These provisions, however, shall not be required if the city or county in which the
             2577      subdivision is located requires similar means of assurance of a nature and in an amount no less


             2578      adequate than is required under said rules:
             2579          (a) provisions for operating procedures;
             2580          (b) provisions for a shortened form of registration in cases where the division
             2581      determines that the purposes of this act do not require a subdivision to be registered pursuant
             2582      to an application containing all the information required by Section 57-11-6 or do not require
             2583      that the public offering statement contain all the information required by Section 57-11-7 ; and
             2584          (c) other rules necessary and proper to accomplish the purpose of this chapter.
             2585          (4) The division by rule or order, after reasonable notice, may require the filing of
             2586      advertising material relating to subdivided lands prior to its distribution, provided that the
             2587      division must approve or reject any advertising material within 15 days from the receipt
             2588      thereof or the material shall be considered approved.
             2589          (5) If it appears that a person has engaged or is about to engage in an act or practice
             2590      constituting a violation of a provision of this act or a rule or order hereunder, the agency, with
             2591      or without prior administrative proceedings, may bring an action in the district court of the
             2592      district where said person maintains his residence or a place of business or where said act or
             2593      practice has occurred or is about to occur, to enjoin the acts or practices and to enforce
             2594      compliance with this [act] chapter or any rule or order hereunder. Upon proper showing,
             2595      injunctive relief or temporary restraining orders shall be granted, and a receiver or conservator
             2596      may be appointed. The division shall not be required to post a bond in any court proceedings.
             2597          (6) The division shall be allowed to intervene in a suit involving subdivided lands,
             2598      either as a party or as an amicus curiae, where it appears that the interpretation or
             2599      constitutionality of any provision of law will be called into question. In any suit by or against
             2600      a subdivider involving subdivided lands, the subdivider promptly shall furnish the agency
             2601      notice of the suit and copies of all pleadings. Failure to do so may, in the discretion of the
             2602      division, constitute grounds for the division withholding any approval required by this chapter.
             2603          (7) The division may:
             2604          (a) accept registrations filed in other states or with the federal government;
             2605          (b) contract with public agencies or qualified private persons in this state or other


             2606      jurisdictions to perform investigative functions; and
             2607          (c) accept grants-in-aid from any source.
             2608          (8) The division shall cooperate with similar agencies in other jurisdictions to
             2609      establish uniform filing procedures and forms, uniform public offering statements, advertising
             2610      standards, rules, and common administrative practices.
             2611          Section 50. Section 59-2-919 is amended to read:
             2612           59-2-919. Notice, public hearing, and resolution requirements for certain tax
             2613      increases -- Exceptions -- Applicability of provisions.
             2614          (1) As used in this section:
             2615          (a) "Ad valorem tax revenue" means ad valorem property tax revenue not including
             2616      revenue from new growth as defined in Section 59-2-924 .
             2617          (b) "Calendar year taxing entity" means a taxing entity that operates under a fiscal year
             2618      that begins on January 1 and ends on December 31.
             2619          (c) "Fiscal year taxing entity" means a taxing entity that operates under a fiscal year
             2620      that begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.
             2621          (2) A taxing entity may not levy a tax rate that exceeds the taxing entity's certified tax
             2622      rate unless the taxing entity:
             2623          (a) to the extent required by this section, meets the:
             2624          (i) notice requirements of this section; and
             2625          (ii) public hearing requirements of this section; and
             2626          (b) adopts a resolution in accordance with this section.
             2627          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (5), a calendar year taxing entity may levy a
             2628      tax rate that exceeds the calendar year taxing entity's certified tax rate if the calendar year
             2629      taxing entity:
             2630          (i) (A) provides notice by meeting the advertisement requirements of Subsections (6)
             2631      and (7) before the calendar year taxing entity conducts the public hearing at which the
             2632      calendar year taxing entity's annual budget is adopted; and
             2633          (B) before the calendar year taxing entity levies a tax rate that exceeds the calendar


             2634      year taxing entity's certified tax rate:
             2635          (I) provides notice by meeting the advertisement requirements of Subsections (6) and
             2636      (7); or
             2637          (II) provides a notice by mail:
             2638          (Aa) on or no earlier than 14 days before the date the treasurer furnishes the notice
             2639      required by Section 59-2-1317 for the calendar year immediately preceding the calendar year
             2640      for which the calendar year taxing entity seeks to levy a tax rate that exceeds the calendar year
             2641      taxing entity's certified tax rate;
             2642          (Bb) before the calendar year taxing entity conducts the public meeting at which the
             2643      calendar year taxing entity's annual budget is adopted; and
             2644          (Cc) as provided in Subsection (3)(b); and
             2645          (ii) conducts a public hearing in accordance with Subsections (8) and (9):
             2646          (A) on or before the calendar year taxing entity conducts the public meeting at which
             2647      the calendar year taxing entity's annual budget is adopted; and
             2648          (B) if the calendar year taxing entity provides the notice described in Subsection
             2649      (3)(a)(i)(B)(I), before the calendar year taxing entity levies a tax rate that exceeds the calendar
             2650      year taxing entity's certified tax rate.
             2651          (b) For a calendar year taxing entity that provides the notice described in Subsection
             2652      (3)(a)(i)(B)(II), the notice:
             2653          (i) shall be mailed to each owner of property:
             2654          (A) within the calendar year taxing entity; and
             2655          (B) listed on the assessment roll;
             2656          (ii) shall be printed on a form:
             2657          (A) developed by the commission; and
             2658          (B) that, as determined by the commission, may be combined with:
             2659          (I) a notice described in Subsection (3)(a)(i)(B)(II) provided by one or more other
             2660      calendar year taxing entities; or
             2661          (II) the notice required by Section 59-2-1317 ;


             2662          (iii) shall contain for each property described in Subsection (3)(b)(i):
             2663          (A) the value of the property for the calendar year immediately preceding the calendar
             2664      year for which the calendar year taxing entity seeks to levy a tax rate that exceeds the calendar
             2665      year taxing entity's certified tax rate;
             2666          (B) the tax on the property for the calendar year immediately preceding the calendar
             2667      year for which the calendar year taxing entity seeks to levy a tax rate that exceeds the calendar
             2668      year taxing entity's certified tax rate; and
             2669          (C) the estimated tax on the property:
             2670          (I) for the calendar year for which the calendar year taxing entity seeks to levy a tax
             2671      rate that exceeds the calendar year taxing entity's certified tax rate; and
             2672          (II) calculated on the basis of data for the calendar year immediately preceding the
             2673      calendar year for which the calendar year taxing entity seeks to levy a tax rate that exceeds the
             2674      calendar year taxing entity's certified tax rate;
             2675          (iv) shall contain the following statement:
             2676          "[Insert name of taxing entity] is proposing a tax increase for [insert applicable
             2677      calendar year]. This notice contains estimates of the tax on your property and the proposed tax
             2678      increase on your property as a result of this tax increase. These estimates are calculated on the
             2679      basis of [insert previous applicable calendar year] data. The actual tax on your property and
             2680      proposed tax increase on your property may vary from this estimate.";
             2681          (v) shall state the date, time, and place of the public hearing that will be held to
             2682      discuss the calendar year taxing entity's annual budget; and
             2683          (vi) may contain other property tax information approved by the commission.
             2684          (4) Except as provided in Subsection (5), a fiscal year taxing entity may levy a tax rate
             2685      that exceeds the fiscal year taxing entity's certified tax rate if the fiscal year taxing entity:
             2686          (a) provides notice by meeting the advertisement requirements of Subsections (6) and
             2687      (7) before the fiscal year taxing entity conducts the public meeting at which the fiscal year
             2688      taxing entity's annual budget is adopted; and
             2689          (b) conducts a public hearing in accordance with Subsections (8) and (9) before the


             2690      fiscal year taxing entity's annual budget is adopted.
             2691          (5) (a) A taxing entity is not required to meet the notice or public hearing requirements
             2692      of Subsection (3) or (4) if the taxing entity is expressly exempted by law from complying with
             2693      the requirements of this section.
             2694          (b) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(b)(ii), a taxing entity is not required to
             2695      meet the notice or public hearing requirements of Subsection (3) or (4) if:
             2696          (A) the taxing entity is a party to an interlocal agreement under Title 11, Chapter 13,
             2697      Interlocal Cooperation Act, that creates an interlocal entity to provide fire protection,
             2698      emergency, and emergency medical services;
             2699          (B) the tax rate increase is approved by the taxing entity's voters at an election held for
             2700      that purpose on or before December 31, 2010;
             2701          (C) the purpose of the tax rate increase is to pay for fire protection, emergency, and
             2702      emergency medical services provided by the interlocal entity; and
             2703          (D) at least 30 days before the taxing entity's annual budget hearing, the taxing entity:
             2704          (I) adopts a resolution certifying that:
             2705          (Aa) the taxing entity will dedicate all revenue from the tax rate increase exclusively to
             2706      pay for fire protection, emergency, and emergency medical services provided by the interlocal
             2707      entity; and
             2708          (Bb) the amount of other revenues, independent of the revenue generated from the tax
             2709      rate increase, that the taxing entity spends for fire protection, emergency, and emergency
             2710      medical services each year after the tax rate increase will not decrease below the amount spent
             2711      by the taxing entity during the year immediately before the tax rate increase without a
             2712      corresponding decrease in the taxing entity's property tax revenues used in calculating the
             2713      taxing entity's certified tax rate; and
             2714          (II) sends a copy of the resolution to the commission.
             2715          (ii) The exception under Subsection (5)(b)(i) from the notice and public hearing
             2716      requirements of Subsection (3) or (4) does not apply to an increase in a taxing entity's tax rate
             2717      that occurs after December 31, 2010, even if the tax rate increase is approved by the taxing


             2718      entity's voters before that date.
             2719          (c) A taxing entity is not required to meet the notice requirements of Subsection (3) or
             2720      (4) if:
             2721          (i) Section 53A-17a-133 allows the taxing entity to levy a tax rate that exceeds that
             2722      certified tax rate without having to comply with the notice provisions of this section; or
             2723          (ii) the taxing entity:
             2724          (A) budgeted less than $20,000 in ad valorem tax revenues for the previous fiscal year;
             2725      and
             2726          (B) sets a budget during the current fiscal year of less than $20,000 of ad valorem tax
             2727      revenues.
             2728          (6) (a) Subject to Subsections (6)(d) and (7)(b), the advertisement described in this
             2729      section shall be published:
             2730          (i) subject to Section 45-1-101 , in a newspaper or combination of newspapers of
             2731      general circulation in the taxing entity; [and]
             2732          (ii) electronically in accordance with Section 45-1-101 [.]; and
             2733          (iii) on the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 .
             2734          (b) The advertisement described in Subsection (6)(a)(i) shall:
             2735          (i) be no less than 1/4 page in size;
             2736          (ii) use type no smaller than 18 point; and
             2737          (iii) be surrounded by a 1/4-inch border.
             2738          (c) The advertisement described in Subsection (6)(a)(i) may not be placed in that
             2739      portion of the newspaper where legal notices and classified advertisements appear.
             2740          (d) It is the intent of the Legislature that:
             2741          (i) whenever possible, the advertisement described in Subsection (6)(a)(i) appear in a
             2742      newspaper that is published at least one day per week; and
             2743          (ii) the newspaper or combination of newspapers selected:
             2744          (A) be of general interest and readership in the taxing entity; and
             2745          (B) not be of limited subject matter.


             2746          (e) (i) The advertisement:
             2747          (A) described in Subsection (6)(a)(i) shall:
             2748          (I) except as provided in Subsection (6)(e)(ii), be run once each week for the two
             2749      weeks:
             2750          (Aa) before a taxing entity conducts a public hearing at which the taxing entity's
             2751      annual budget is discussed; and
             2752          (Bb) if a calendar year taxing entity provides the notice described in Subsection
             2753      (3)(a)(i)(B)(I), before the calendar year taxing entity levies a tax rate that exceeds the calendar
             2754      year taxing entity's certified tax rate; and
             2755          (II) state that the taxing entity will meet on a certain day, time, and place fixed in the
             2756      advertisement, which shall be not less than seven days after the day the first advertisement is
             2757      published, for the purpose of hearing comments regarding any proposed increase and to
             2758      explain the reasons for the proposed increase; or
             2759          (B) described in Subsection (6)(a)(ii) shall:
             2760          (I) be published two weeks:
             2761          (Aa) before a taxing entity conducts a public hearing at which the taxing entity's
             2762      annual budget is discussed; and
             2763          (Bb) if a calendar year taxing entity provides the notice described in Subsection
             2764      (3)(a)(i)(B)(I), before the calendar year taxing entity levies a tax rate that exceeds the calendar
             2765      year taxing entity's certified tax rate; and
             2766          (II) state that the taxing entity will meet on a certain day, time, and place fixed in the
             2767      advertisement, which shall be not less than seven days after the day the first advertisement is
             2768      published, for the purpose of hearing comments regarding any proposed increase and to
             2769      explain the reasons for the proposed increase.
             2770          (ii) If a taxing entity's public hearing information is published by the county auditor in
             2771      accordance with Section 59-2-919.2 , the taxing entity is not subject to the requirement to run
             2772      the advertisement twice, as required by Subsection (6)(e)(i)(A), but shall run the advertisement
             2773      once during the week:


             2774          (A) before the taxing entity conducts a public hearing at which the taxing entity's
             2775      annual budget is discussed; and
             2776          (B) if a calendar year taxing entity provides the notice described in Subsection
             2777      (3)(a)(i)(B)(I), before the calendar year taxing entity levies a tax rate that exceeds the calendar
             2778      year taxing entity's certified tax rate.
             2779          (f) (i) For purposes of Subsection (3)(a)(i)(A) or (4)(a), the form and content of an
             2780      advertisement shall be substantially as follows:
             2781     
"NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE

             2782     
(NAME OF TAXING ENTITY)

             2783          The (name of the taxing entity) is proposing to increase its property tax revenue.
             2784          *    The (name of the taxing entity) tax on a (insert the average value of a residence
             2785      in the taxing entity rounded to the nearest thousand dollars) residence would
             2786      increase from $______ to $________, which is $_______ per year.
             2787          *    The (name of the taxing entity) tax on a (insert the value of a business having
             2788      the same value as the average value of a residence in the taxing entity) business
             2789      would increase from $________ to $_______, which is $______ per year.
             2790          *    If the proposed budget is approved, (name of the taxing entity) would increase
             2791      its property tax budgeted revenue by ___% above last year's property tax
             2792      budgeted revenue excluding new growth.
             2793          All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on the tax increase.
             2794     
PUBLIC HEARING

             2795          Date/Time:    (date) (time)
             2796          Location:    (name of meeting place and address of meeting place)
             2797          To obtain more information regarding the tax increase, citizens may contact the (name
             2798      of the taxing entity) at (phone number of taxing entity)."
             2799          (ii) For purposes of Subsection (3)(a)(i)(B)(I), the form and content of an
             2800      advertisement shall be substantially as follows:
             2801     
"NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE


             2802     
(NAME OF TAXING ENTITY)

             2803          The (name of the taxing entity) is proposing to increase its property tax revenue.
             2804          *    The (name of the taxing entity) tax on a (insert the average value of a residence
             2805      in the taxing entity rounded to the nearest thousand dollars) residence would
             2806      increase from $______ to $________, which is $_______ per year.
             2807          *    The (name of the taxing entity) tax on a (insert the value of a business having
             2808      the same value as the average value of a residence in the taxing entity) business
             2809      would increase from $________ to $_______, which is $______ per year.
             2810          *    If the proposed budget is approved, (name of the taxing entity) would increase
             2811      its property tax budgeted revenue by ___% above last year's property tax
             2812      budgeted revenue excluding new growth.
             2813          (Name of taxing entity) property tax revenue from new growth and other sources will
             2814      increase from $_______________ to $______________.
             2815          All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on the tax increase.
             2816     
PUBLIC HEARING

             2817          Date/Time:    (date) (time)
             2818          Location:    (name of meeting place and address of meeting place)
             2819          To obtain more information regarding the tax increase, citizens may contact the (name
             2820      of the taxing entity) at (phone number of taxing entity)."
             2821          (7) The commission:
             2822          (a) shall adopt rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
             2823      Rulemaking Act, governing the joint use of one advertisement described in Subsection (6) by
             2824      two or more taxing entities; and
             2825          (b) subject to Section 45-1-101 , may authorize:
             2826          (i) the use of a weekly newspaper:
             2827          (A) in a county having both daily and weekly newspapers if the weekly newspaper
             2828      would provide equal or greater notice to the taxpayer; and
             2829          (B) if the county petitions the commission for the use of the weekly newspaper; or


             2830          (ii) the use by a taxing entity except for a calendar year taxing entity that provides the
             2831      notice described in Subsection (3)(a)(i)(B)(II) of a commission approved direct notice to each
             2832      taxpayer if:
             2833          (A) the cost of the advertisement would cause undue hardship;
             2834          (B) the direct notice is different and separate from that provided for in Section
             2835      59-2-919.1 ; and
             2836          (C) the taxing entity petitions the commission for the use of a commission approved
             2837      direct notice.
             2838          (8) (a) (i) A taxing entity shall on or before March 1 notify the county legislative body
             2839      in which the taxing entity is located of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing at
             2840      which the taxing entity's annual budget will be discussed.
             2841          (ii) A county that receives notice from a taxing entity under Subsection (8)(a)(i) shall
             2842      include on the notice required by Section 59-2-919.1 the date, time, and place of the public
             2843      hearing described in Subsection (8)(a)(i).
             2844          (b) (i) A public hearing described in this section shall be open to the public.
             2845          (ii) The governing body of a taxing entity conducting a public hearing described in
             2846      this section shall provide an interested party desiring to be heard an opportunity to present oral
             2847      testimony within reasonable time limits.
             2848          (c) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (8)(c)(ii), a taxing entity may not schedule a
             2849      public hearing described in this section at the same time as the public hearing of another
             2850      overlapping taxing entity in the same county.
             2851          (ii) The taxing entities in which the power to set tax levies is vested in the same
             2852      governing board or authority may consolidate the public hearings described in this section into
             2853      one public hearing.
             2854          (d) A county legislative body shall resolve any conflict in public hearing dates and
             2855      times after consultation with each affected taxing entity.
             2856          (e) A taxing entity shall hold a public hearing described in this section beginning at or
             2857      after 6 p.m.


             2858          (9) (a) If a taxing entity does not make a final decision on budgeting an increased
             2859      amount of ad valorem tax revenue at a public hearing described in this section, the taxing
             2860      entity shall announce at that public hearing the scheduled time and place of the next public
             2861      meeting at which the taxing entity will consider budgeting the increased amount of ad valorem
             2862      tax revenue.
             2863          (b) (i) If a calendar year taxing entity that conducts a public hearing in accordance
             2864      with Subsection (3)(b)(ii) does not adopt a resolution levying a tax rate on the day of the
             2865      public hearing, the taxing entity shall announce at that public hearing the scheduled time and
             2866      place of the next public meeting at which the taxing entity will consider adopting a resolution
             2867      levying the tax rate.
             2868          (ii) If a taxing entity except for a taxing entity described in Subsection (5)(a) or (b)
             2869      will consider adopting a resolution levying a tax rate at a day and time that is more than two
             2870      weeks after the public hearing described in Subsection 59-2-919.1 (2)(c)(v), the taxing entity
             2871      shall meet the notice requirements of Subsection (3)(a)(i)(B)(I).
             2872          (10) (a) A taxing entity may adopt a resolution levying a tax rate that exceeds the
             2873      taxing entity's certified tax rate if the taxing entity, to the extent required by this section, meets
             2874      the:
             2875          (i) notice requirements of this section; and
             2876          (ii) public hearing requirements of this section.
             2877          (b) A public hearing on levying a tax rate that exceeds a taxing entity's certified tax
             2878      rate may coincide with a public hearing on the taxing entity's proposed annual budget.
             2879          (11) The amendments to this section in Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 204, apply to:
             2880          (a) for a fiscal year taxing entity, the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2009; or
             2881          (b) for a calendar year taxing entity, the fiscal year that begins on January 1, 2010.
             2882          Section 51. Section 59-2-919.2 is amended to read:
             2883           59-2-919.2. Consolidated advertisement of public hearings.
             2884          (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(b), on the same day on which a taxing
             2885      entity provides the notice to the county required under Subsection 59-2-919 (8)(a)(i), the


             2886      taxing entity shall provide to the county auditor the information required by Subsection
             2887      59-2-919 (8)(a)(i).
             2888          (b) A taxing entity is not required to notify the county auditor of the taxing entity's
             2889      public hearing in accordance with Subsection (1)(a) if the taxing entity is exempt from the
             2890      notice requirements of Section 59-2-919 .
             2891          (2) If as of July 22, two or more taxing entities notify the county auditor under
             2892      Subsection (1), the county auditor shall by no later than July 22 of each year:
             2893          (a) compile a list of the taxing entities that notify the county auditor under Subsection
             2894      (1);
             2895          (b) include on the list described in Subsection (2)(a), the following information for
             2896      each taxing entity on the list:
             2897          (i) the name of the taxing entity;
             2898          (ii) the date, time, and location of the public hearing described in Subsection
             2899      59-2-919 (8)(a)(i);
             2900          (iii) the average dollar increase on a residence in the taxing entity that the proposed
             2901      tax increase would generate; and
             2902          (iv) the average dollar increase on a business in the taxing entity that the proposed tax
             2903      increase would generate;
             2904          (c) provide a copy of the list described in Subsection (2)(a) to each taxing entity that
             2905      notifies the county auditor under Subsection (1); and
             2906          (d) in addition to the requirements of Subsection (3), if the county has a webpage,
             2907      publish a copy of the list described in Subsection (2)(a) on the county's webpage until
             2908      December 31.
             2909          (3) (a) At least two weeks before any public hearing included in the list under
             2910      Subsection (2) is held, the county auditor shall publish:
             2911          (i) the list compiled under Subsection (2); and
             2912          (ii) a statement that:
             2913          (A) the list is for informational purposes only;


             2914          (B) the list should not be relied on to determine a person's tax liability under this
             2915      chapter; and
             2916          (C) for specific information related to the tax liability of a taxpayer, the taxpayer
             2917      should review the taxpayer's tax notice received under Section 59-2-919.1 .
             2918          (b) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(d)(ii), the information described in
             2919      Subsection (3)(a) shall be published:
             2920          (i) in no less than 1/4 page in size;
             2921          (ii) in type no smaller than 18 point; and
             2922          (iii) surrounded by a 1/4-inch border.
             2923          (c) The published information described in Subsection (3)(a) and published in
             2924      accordance with Subsection (3)(d)(i) may not be placed in the portion of a newspaper where a
             2925      legal notice or classified advertisement appears.
             2926          (d) A county auditor shall publish the information described in Subsection (3)(a):
             2927          (i) (A) in a newspaper or combination of newspapers that are:
             2928          (I) published at least one day per week;
             2929          (II) of general interest and readership in the county; and
             2930          (III) not of limited subject matter; and
             2931          (B) once each week for the two weeks preceding the first hearing included in the list
             2932      compiled under Subsection (2); and
             2933          (ii) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ,] for two weeks preceding the first hearing
             2934      included in the list compiled under Subsection (2)[.]:
             2935          (A) as required in Section 45-1-101 ; and
             2936          (B) on the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 .
             2937          (4) A taxing entity that notifies the county auditor under Subsection (1) shall provide
             2938      the list described in Subsection (2)(c) to a person:
             2939          (a) who attends the public hearing described in Subsection 59-2-919 (8)(a)(i) of the
             2940      taxing entity; or
             2941          (b) who requests a copy of the list.


             2942          (5) (a) A county auditor shall by no later than 30 days from the day on which the last
             2943      publication of the information required by Subsection (3)(a) is made:
             2944          (i) determine the costs of compiling and publishing the list; and
             2945          (ii) charge each taxing entity included on the list an amount calculated by dividing the
             2946      amount determined under Subsection (5)(a) by the number of taxing entities on the list.
             2947          (b) A taxing entity shall pay the county auditor the amount charged under Subsection
             2948      (5)(a).
             2949          (6) The publication of the list under this section does not remove or change the notice
             2950      requirements of Section 59-2-919 for a taxing entity.
             2951          (7) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
             2952      the commission may make rules:
             2953          (a) relating to the publication of a consolidated advertisement which includes the
             2954      information described in Subsection (2) for a taxing entity that overlaps two or more counties;
             2955          (b) relating to the payment required in Subsection (5)(b); and
             2956          (c) to oversee the administration of this section and provide for uniform
             2957      implementation.
             2958          Section 52. Section 59-12-1102 is amended to read:
             2959           59-12-1102. Base -- Rate -- Imposition of tax -- Distribution of revenue --
             2960      Administration -- Commission requirement to retain an amount to be deposited into the
             2961      Qualified Emergency Food Agencies Fund -- Enactment or repeal of tax -- Effective date
             2962      -- Notice requirements.
             2963          (1) (a) (i) Subject to Subsections (2) through (6), and in addition to any other tax
             2964      authorized by this chapter, a county may impose by ordinance a county option sales and use
             2965      tax of .25% upon the transactions described in Subsection 59-12-103 (1).
             2966          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(a)(i), a county may not impose a tax under this
             2967      section on the sales and uses described in Section 59-12-104 to the extent the sales and uses
             2968      are exempt from taxation under Section 59-12-104 .
             2969          (b) For purposes of this Subsection (1), the location of a transaction shall be


             2970      determined in accordance with Sections 59-12-211 through 59-12-215 .
             2971          (c) The county option sales and use tax under this section shall be imposed:
             2972          (i) upon transactions that are located within the county, including transactions that are
             2973      located within municipalities in the county; and
             2974          (ii) except as provided in Subsection (1)(d) or (5), beginning on the first day of
             2975      January:
             2976          (A) of the next calendar year after adoption of the ordinance imposing the tax if the
             2977      ordinance is adopted on or before May 25; or
             2978          (B) of the second calendar year after adoption of the ordinance imposing the tax if the
             2979      ordinance is adopted after May 25.
             2980          (d) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(c)(ii), the county option sales and use tax under
             2981      this section shall be imposed:
             2982          (i) beginning January 1, 1998, if an ordinance adopting the tax imposed on or before
             2983      September 4, 1997; or
             2984          (ii) beginning January 1, 1999, if an ordinance adopting the tax is imposed during
             2985      1997 but after September 4, 1997.
             2986          (2) (a) Before imposing a county option sales and use tax under Subsection (1), a
             2987      county shall hold two public hearings on separate days in geographically diverse locations in
             2988      the county.
             2989          (b) (i) At least one of the hearings required by Subsection (2)(a) shall have a starting
             2990      time of no earlier than 6 p.m.
             2991          (ii) The earlier of the hearings required by Subsection (2)(a) shall be no less than
             2992      seven days after the day the first advertisement required by Subsection (2)(c) is published.
             2993          (c) (i) Before holding the public hearings required by Subsection (2)(a), the county
             2994      shall advertise:
             2995          (A) its intent to adopt a county option sales and use tax;
             2996          (B) the date, time, and location of each public hearing; and
             2997          (C) a statement that the purpose of each public hearing is to obtain public comments


             2998      regarding the proposed tax.
             2999          (ii) The advertisement shall be published:
             3000          (A) in a newspaper of general circulation in the county once each week for the two
             3001      weeks preceding the earlier of the two public hearings; and
             3002          (B) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             3003      in Section 63F-1-701 , for two weeks preceding the earlier of the two public hearings.
             3004          (iii) The advertisement described in Subsection (2)(c)(ii)(A) shall be no less than 1/8
             3005      page in size, and the type used shall be no smaller than 18 point and surrounded by a 1/4-inch
             3006      border.
             3007          (iv) The advertisement described in Subsection (2)(c)(ii)(A) may not be placed in that
             3008      portion of the newspaper where legal notices and classified advertisements appear.
             3009          (v) In accordance with Subsection (2)(c)(ii)(A), whenever possible:
             3010          (A) the advertisement shall appear in a newspaper that is published at least five days a
             3011      week, unless the only newspaper in the county is published less than five days a week; and
             3012          (B) the newspaper selected shall be one of general interest and readership in the
             3013      community, and not one of limited subject matter.
             3014          (d) The adoption of an ordinance imposing a county option sales and use tax is subject
             3015      to a local referendum election and shall be conducted as provided in Title 20A, Chapter 7, Part
             3016      6, Local Referenda - Procedures.
             3017          (3) (a) Subject to Subsection (5), if the aggregate population of the counties imposing
             3018      a county option sales and use tax under Subsection (1) is less than 75% of the state population,
             3019      the tax levied under Subsection (1) shall be distributed to the county in which the tax was