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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies provisions relating to Public Transit Districts.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . provides definitions;
13 . provides that a public transit district may:
14 . establish, finance, participate as a limited partner or member in a development
15 with limited liabilities, construct, improve, maintain, or operate a
16 transit-oriented development or transit-supportive development; and
17 . assist in a transit-oriented development or transit-supportive development in
18 connection with the economic development of areas in proximity to a
19 right-of-way, rail line, station, platform, switchyard, terminal, or parking lot;
20 . provides that a public transit district may only assist in the economic development
21 of certain areas in certain ways and on no more than five transit-oriented
22 developments or transit-supportive developments;
23 . provides that a public transit district may not invest in a transit-oriented
24 development or a transit-supportive development as a limited partner or other
25 limited liability unless certain circumstances apply;
26 . provides that a current board member of a public transit district may not have any
27 interest in certain transactions engaged in by the public transit district;
28 . increases the number of members on the board of trustees of a public transit district
29 with more than 200,000 people residing within the boundaries of the public transit
30 district and amends apportionment provisions relating to the board of trustees;
31 . authorizes a board of trustees to appoint a chief executive officer in place of or in
32 addition to a general manager and allows the board of trustees to allocate duties
33 between the general manager and the chief executive officer;
34 . repeals certain public notice requirements relating to a public transit district
35 bidding certain construction projects;
36 . amends provisions relating to criminal background checks for public transit district
38 . exempts a public transit pass issued by a public transit district from the
39 requirement that a document may only be issued to a United States Citizen, a
40 national, or a legal permanent resident alien; and
41 . makes technical changes.
42 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
44 Other Special Clauses:
46 Utah Code Sections Affected:
48 17B-2a-802, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 364
49 17B-2a-804, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
50 17B-2a-807, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 364
51 17B-2a-808, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 39
52 17B-2a-810, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 39
53 17B-2a-811, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
54 17B-2a-818, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 13
55 17B-2a-825, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 364
56 63G-11-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 315
58 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
59 Section 1. Section 17B-2a-802 is amended to read:
60 17B-2a-802. Definitions.
61 As used in this part:
62 (1) "Appointing entity" means the person, county, unincorporated area of a county, or
63 municipality appointing a member to a public transit district board of trustees.
64 (2) (a) "Chief executive officer" means a person appointed by the board of trustees to
65 serve as chief executive officer.
66 (b) "Chief executive officer" shall enjoy all the rights, duties, and responsibilities
67 defined in Sections 17B-2a-810 and 17B-2a-811 and includes all rights, duties, and
68 responsibilities assigned to the general manager but prescribed by the board of trustees to be
69 fulfilled by the chief executive officer.
71 72-1-201 .
72 (4) (a) "General manager" means a person appointed by the board of trustees to serve
73 as general manager.
74 (b) "General manager" shall enjoy all the rights, duties, and responsibilities defined in
75 Sections 17B-2a-810 and 17B-2a-811 prescribed by the board of trustees.
77 position with a county or municipality.
78 (b) "Locally elected public official" does not include a person who holds an elected
79 position if the elected position is not with a county or municipality.
83 transportation of passengers for hire.
85 incidental baggage by means other than:
86 (a) chartered bus;
87 (b) sightseeing bus;
88 (c) taxi; or
89 (d) other vehicle not on an individual passenger fare paying basis.
91 loading or unloading zone, parking lot, or other facility:
92 (a) leased by or operated by or on behalf of a public transit district; and
93 (b) related to the public transit services provided by the district, including:
94 (i) railway or other right-of-way;
95 (ii) railway line; and
96 (iii) a reasonable area immediately adjacent to a designated stop on a route traveled by
97 a transit vehicle.
98 (10) "Transit-oriented development" means a mixed-use residential or commercial
99 area that is designed to maximize access to public transit.
101 operated as public transportation by a public transit district.
102 Section 2. Section 17B-2a-804 is amended to read:
103 17B-2a-804. Additional public transit district powers.
104 (1) In addition to the powers conferred on a public transit district under Section
105 17B-1-103 , a public transit district may:
106 (a) provide a public transit system for the transportation of passengers and their
107 incidental baggage;
108 (b) notwithstanding Subsection 17B-1-103 (2)(g) and subject to Section 17B-2a-817 ,
109 levy and collect property taxes only for the purpose of paying:
110 (i) principal and interest of bonded indebtedness of the public transit district; or
111 (ii) a final judgment against the public transit district if:
112 (A) the amount of the judgment exceeds the amount of any collectable insurance or
113 indemnity policy; and
114 (B) the district is required by a final court order to levy a tax to pay the judgment;
115 (c) insure against:
116 (i) loss of revenues from damage to or destruction of some or all of a public transit
117 system from any cause;
118 (ii) public liability;
119 (iii) property damage; or
120 (iv) any other type of event, act, or omission;
121 (d) acquire, contract for, lease, construct, own, operate, control, or use:
122 (i) a right-of-way, rail line, monorail, bus line, station, platform, switchyard, terminal,
123 parking lot, or any other facility necessary or convenient for public transit service; or
124 (ii) any structure necessary for access by persons and vehicles;
125 (e) (i) hire, lease, or contract for the supplying or management of a facility, operation,
126 equipment, service, employee, or management staff of an operator; and
127 (ii) provide for a sublease or subcontract by the operator upon terms that are in the
128 public interest;
129 (f) operate feeder bus lines and other feeder services as necessary;
130 (g) accept a grant, contribution, or loan, directly through the sale of securities or
131 equipment trust certificates or otherwise, from the United States, or from a department,
132 instrumentality, or agency of the United States, to:
133 (i) establish, finance, participate as a limited partner or member in a development with
134 limited liabilities in accordance with Subsection (1)(l), construct, improve, maintain, or
135 operate transit facilities [
136 transit-supportive developments; or
137 (ii) study and plan transit facilities in accordance with any legislation passed by
139 (h) cooperate with and enter into an agreement with the state or an agency of the state
140 to establish transit facilities and equipment or to study or plan transit facilities;
141 (i) issue bonds as provided in and subject to Chapter 1, Part 11, Local District Bonds,
142 to carry out the purposes of the district;
143 (j) from bond proceeds or any other available funds, reimburse the state or an agency
144 of the state for an advance or contribution from the state or state agency; [
145 (k) do anything necessary to avail itself of any aid, assistance, or cooperation available
146 under federal law, including complying with labor standards and making arrangements for
147 employees required by the United States or a department, instrumentality, or agency of the
148 United States[
149 (l) subject to the restriction in Subsection (2), assist in a transit-oriented development
150 or a transit-supportive development in connection with the economic development of areas in
151 proximity to a right-of-way, rail line, station, platform, switchyard, terminal, or parking lot,
153 (i) investing in a project as a limited partner or a member, with limited liabilities; or
154 (ii) subordinating an ownership interest in real property owned by the public transit
156 (2) (a) A public transit district may only assist in the economic development of areas
157 under Subsection (1)(l):
158 (i) in the manner described in Subsection (1)(l)(i) or (ii); and
159 (ii) on no more than five transit-oriented developments or transit-supportive
160 developments selected by the board of trustees.
161 (b) A public transit district may not invest in a transit-oriented development or
162 transit-supportive development as a limited partner or other limited liability entity under the
163 provisions of Subsection (1)(l)(i), unless the partners, developer, or other investor in the entity,
164 makes an equity contribution equal to no less than 25% of the appraised value of the property
165 to be contributed by the public transit district.
166 (c) A current board member of a public transit district to which the board member is
167 appointed may not have any interest in the transactions engaged in by the public transit district
168 pursuant to Subsection (1)(l), except as may be required by the board member's fiduciary duty
169 as a board member.
171 state, or local funds.
173 Section 3. Section 17B-2a-807 is amended to read:
174 17B-2a-807. Public transit district board of trustees -- Appointment --
175 Apportionment -- Qualifications -- Quorum -- Compensation -- Terms.
176 (1) (a) If 200,000 people or fewer reside within the boundaries of a public transit
177 district, the board of trustees shall consist of members appointed by the legislative bodies of
178 each municipality, county, or unincorporated area within any county on the basis of one
179 member for each full unit of regularly scheduled passenger routes proposed to be served by the
180 district in each municipality or unincorporated area within any county in the following
181 calendar year.
182 (b) For purposes of determining membership under Subsection (1)(a), the number of
183 service miles comprising a unit shall be determined jointly by the legislative bodies of the
184 municipalities or counties comprising the district.
185 (c) The board of trustees of a public transit district under this Subsection (1) may
186 include a member that is a commissioner on the Transportation Commission created in
187 Section 72-1-301 and appointed as provided in Subsection (11), who shall serve as a
188 nonvoting, ex officio member.
189 (d) Members appointed under this Subsection (1) shall be appointed and added to the
190 board or omitted from the board at the time scheduled routes are changed, or as municipalities,
191 counties, or unincorporated areas of counties annex to or withdraw from the district using the
192 same appointment procedures.
193 (e) For purposes of appointing members under this Subsection (1), municipalities,
194 counties, and unincorporated areas of counties in which regularly scheduled passenger routes
195 proposed to be served by the district in the following calendar year is less than a full unit, as
196 defined in Subsection (1)(b), may combine with any other similarly situated municipality or
197 unincorporated area to form a whole unit and may appoint one member for each whole unit
199 (2) (a) Subject to Section 17B-2a-807.5 , if more than 200,000 people reside within the
200 boundaries of a public transit district, the board of trustees shall consist of:
201 (i) [
202 (A) appointed as described under this Subsection (2); or
203 (B) retained in accordance with Section 17B-2a-807.5 ;
204 (ii) three members appointed as described in Subsection (4); and
205 (iii) one voting member appointed as provided in Subsection (11).
206 (b) Except as provided in Subsections (2)(c) and (d), the board shall apportion voting
207 members to each county within the district using an average of:
208 (i) the proportion of population included in the district and residing within each
209 county, rounded to the nearest [
210 (ii) the cumulative proportion of transit sales and use tax collected from areas included
211 in the district and within each county, rounded to the nearest [
212 cumulative transit sales and use tax collected for the transit district.
213 (c) The board shall join an entire or partial county not apportioned a voting member
214 under this Subsection (2) with an adjacent county for representation. The combined
215 apportionment basis included in the district of both counties shall be used for the
217 (d) (i) If rounding to the nearest [
218 apportionment basis under Subsection (2)(b) results in an apportionment of more than [
219 members, the county or combination of counties with the smallest additional fraction of a
220 whole member proportion shall have one less member apportioned to it.
221 (ii) If rounding to the nearest [
222 apportionment basis under Subsection (2)(b) results in an apportionment of less than [
223 members, the county or combination of counties with the largest additional fraction of a whole
224 member proportion shall have one more member apportioned to it.
225 (e) If the population in the unincorporated area of a county is at least [
227 legislative body, shall appoint one voting member to represent [
228 population within a county's unincorporated area [
229 (f) If a municipality's population is at least 160,000, the chief municipal executive,
230 with the advice and consent of the municipal legislative body, shall appoint one voting
231 member to represent the population within a municipality.
232 (g) (i) The number of voting members appointed from a county and municipalities
233 within a county under Subsections (2)(e) and (f) shall be subtracted from the county's total
234 voting member apportionment under this Subsection (2).
235 (ii) Notwithstanding Subsections (2)(l) and (10), no more than one voting member
236 appointed by an appointing entity may be a locally elected public official.
237 (h) If the entire county is within the district, the remaining voting members for the
238 county shall represent the county or combination of counties, if Subsection (2)(c) applies, or
239 the municipalities within the county.
240 (i) If the entire county is not within the district, and the county is not joined with
241 another county under Subsection (2)(c), the remaining voting members for the county shall
242 represent a municipality or combination of municipalities.
243 (j) (i) Except as provided under Subsections (2)(e) and (f), voting members
244 representing counties, combinations of counties if Subsection (2)(c) applies, or municipalities
245 within the county shall be designated and appointed by a simple majority of the chief
246 executives of the municipalities within the county or combinations of counties if Subsection
247 (2)(c) applies.
248 (ii) The appointments shall be made by joint written agreement of the appointing
249 municipalities, with the consent and approval of the county legislative body of the county that
250 has at least [
251 (k) Voting members representing a municipality or combination of municipalities
252 shall be designated and appointed by the chief executive officer of the municipality or simple
253 majority of chief executive officers of municipalities with the consent of the legislative body
254 of the municipality or municipalities.
255 (l) The appointment of voting members shall be made without regard to partisan
256 political affiliation from among citizens in the community.
257 (m) Each voting member shall be a bona fide resident of the municipality, county, or
258 unincorporated area or areas which the voting member is to represent for at least six months
259 before the date of appointment, and must continue in that residency to remain qualified to
260 serve as a voting member.
261 (n) (i) All population figures used under this section shall be derived from the most
262 recent official census or census estimate of the United States Bureau of the Census.
263 (ii) If population estimates are not available from the United States Bureau of Census,
264 population figures shall be derived from the estimate from the Utah Population Estimates
266 (iii) All transit sales and use tax totals shall be obtained from the State Tax
268 (o) (i) The board shall be apportioned as provided under this section in conjunction
269 with the decennial United States Census Bureau report every 10 years.
270 (ii) Within 120 days following the receipt of the population estimates under this
271 Subsection (2)(o), the district shall reapportion representation on the board of trustees in
272 accordance with this section.
273 (iii) The board shall adopt by resolution a schedule reflecting the current and proposed
275 (iv) Upon adoption of the resolution, the board shall forward a copy of the resolution
276 to each of its constituent entities as defined under Section 17B-1-701 .
277 (v) The appointing entities gaining a new board member shall appoint a new member
278 within 30 days following receipt of the resolution.
279 (vi) The appointing entities losing a board member shall inform the board of which
280 member currently serving on the board will step down:
281 (A) upon appointment of a new member under Subsection (2)(o)(v); or
282 (B) in accordance with Section 17B-2a-807.5 .
283 (3) Upon the completion of an annexation to a public transit district under Chapter 1,
284 Part 4, Annexation, the annexed area shall have a representative on the board of trustees on the
285 same basis as if the area had been included in the district as originally organized.
286 (4) In addition to the voting members appointed in accordance with Subsection (2),
287 the board shall consist of three voting members appointed as follows:
288 (a) one member appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;
289 (b) one member appointed by the president of the Senate; and
290 (c) one member appointed by the governor.
291 (5) (a) Except as provided in Section 17B-2a-807.5 , the terms of office of the voting
292 members of the board shall be four years or until a successor is appointed, qualified, seated,
293 and has taken the oath of office.
294 (b) (i) A voting member may not be appointed for more than three successive full
295 terms regardless of the appointing entity that appoints the voting member.
296 (ii) A person:
297 (A) may serve no more than 12 years on a public transit district board of trustees
298 described in Subsection (2)(a) regardless of the appointing entity that appoints the member;
300 (B) that has served 12 years on a public transit district board of trustees described in
301 Subsection (2)(a) is ineligible for reappointment to a public transit board of trustees described
302 in Subsection (2)(a).
303 (6) (a) Vacancies for voting members shall be filled by the official appointing the
304 member creating the vacancy for the unexpired term, unless the official fails to fill the vacancy
305 within 90 days.
306 (b) If the appointing official under Subsection (1) does not fill the vacancy within 90
307 days, the board of trustees of the authority shall fill the vacancy.
308 (c) If the appointing official under Subsection (2) does not fill the vacancy within 90
309 days, the governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall fill the vacancy.
310 (7) (a) Each voting member may cast one vote on all questions, orders, resolutions,
311 and ordinances coming before the board of trustees.
312 (b) A majority of all voting members of the board of trustees are a quorum for the
313 transaction of business.
314 (c) The affirmative vote of a majority of all voting members present at any meeting at
315 which a quorum was initially present shall be necessary and, except as otherwise provided, is
316 sufficient to carry any order, resolution, ordinance, or proposition before the board of trustees.
317 (8) Each public transit district shall pay to each voting member:
318 (a) an attendance fee of $50 per board or committee meeting attended, not to exceed
319 $200 in any calendar month to any voting member; and
320 (b) reasonable mileage and expenses necessarily incurred to attend board or committee
322 (9) (a) Members of the initial board of trustees shall convene at the time and place
323 fixed by the chief executive officer of the entity initiating the proceedings.
324 (b) The board of trustees shall elect from its voting membership a chair, vice chair, and
326 (c) The members elected under Subsection (9)(b) shall serve for a period of two years
327 or until their successors shall be elected and qualified.
328 (d) On or after January 1, 2011, a locally elected public official is not eligible to serve
329 as the chair, vice chair, or secretary of the board of trustees.
330 (10) Except as otherwise authorized under Subsection (2)(g) and Section
331 17B-2a-807.5 , at the time of a voting member's appointment or during a voting member's
332 tenure in office, a voting member may not hold any employment, except as an independent
333 contractor or locally elected public official, with a county or municipality within the district.
334 (11) The Transportation Commission created in Section 72-1-301 :
335 (a) for a public transit district serving a population of 200,000 people or fewer, may
336 appoint a commissioner of the Transportation Commission to serve on the board of trustees as
337 a nonvoting, ex officio member; and
338 (b) for a public transit district serving a population of more than 200,000 people, shall
339 appoint a commissioner of the Transportation Commission to serve on the board of trustees as
340 a voting member.
341 (12) (a) (i) Each member of the board of trustees of a public transit district is subject
342 to recall at any time by the legislative body of the county or municipality from which the
343 member is appointed.
344 (ii) Each recall of a board of trustees member shall be made in the same manner as the
345 original appointment.
346 (iii) The legislative body recalling a board of trustees member shall provide written
347 notice to the member being recalled.
348 (b) Upon providing written notice to the board of trustees, a member of the board may
349 resign from the board of trustees.
350 (c) Except as provided in Section 17B-2a-807.5 , if a board member is recalled or
351 resigns under this Subsection (12), the vacancy shall be filled as provided in Subsection (6).
352 Section 4. Section 17B-2a-808 is amended to read:
353 17B-2a-808. Public transit district board of trustees powers and duties --
354 Adoption of ordinances, resolutions, or orders -- Effective date of ordinances.
355 (1) The powers and duties of a board of trustees of a public transit district stated in
356 this section are in addition to the powers and duties stated in Section 17B-1-301 .
357 (2) The board of trustees of each public transit district shall:
358 (a) appoint and fix the salary of a general manager, a chief executive officer, or both,
359 as provided in Section 17B-2a-811 ;
360 (b) determine the transit facilities that the district should acquire or construct;
361 (c) supervise and regulate each transit facility that the district owns and operates,
363 (i) fixing rates, fares, rentals, and charges and any classifications of rates, fares,
364 rentals, and charges; and
365 (ii) making and enforcing rules, regulations, contracts, practices, and schedules for or
366 in connection with a transit facility that the district owns or controls;
367 (d) control the investment of all funds assigned to the district for investment, including
369 (i) held as part of a district's retirement system; and
370 (ii) invested in accordance with the participating employees' designation or direction
371 pursuant to an employee deferred compensation plan established and operated in compliance
372 with Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code;
373 (e) invest all funds according to the procedures and requirements of Title 51, Chapter
374 7, State Money Management Act;
375 (f) if a custodian is appointed under Subsection (3)(d), pay the fees for the custodian's
376 services from the interest earnings of the investment fund for which the custodian is
378 (g) (i) cause an annual audit of all district books and accounts to be made by an
379 independent certified public accountant;
380 (ii) as soon as practicable after the close of each fiscal year, submit to the chief
381 administrative officer and legislative body of each county and municipality with territory
382 within the district a financial report showing:
383 (A) the result of district operations during the preceding fiscal year; and
384 (B) the district's financial status on the final day of the fiscal year; and
385 (iii) supply copies of the report under Subsection (2)(g)(ii) to the general public upon
386 request in a quantity that the board considers appropriate;
387 (h) report at least annually to the Transportation Commission created in Section
388 72-1-301 the district's short-term and long-range public transit plans, including the transit
389 portions of applicable regional transportation plans adopted by a metropolitan planning
390 organization established under 23 U.S.C. Sec. 134;
391 (i) direct the internal auditor appointed under Section 17B-2a-810 to conduct audits
392 that the board of trustees determines to be the most critical to the success of the organization;
394 (j) hear audit reports for audits conducted in accordance with Subsection (2)(i).
395 (3) A board of trustees of a public transit district may:
396 (a) subject to Subsection (5), make and pass ordinances, resolutions, and orders that
398 (i) not repugnant to the United States Constitution, the Utah Constitution, or the
399 provisions of this part; and
400 (ii) necessary for:
401 (A) the government and management of the affairs of the district;
402 (B) the execution of district powers; and
403 (C) carrying into effect the provisions of this part;
404 (b) provide by resolution, under terms and conditions the board considers fit, for the
405 payment of demands against the district without prior specific approval by the board, if the
406 payment is:
407 (i) for a purpose for which the expenditure has been previously approved by the board;
408 (ii) in an amount no greater than the amount authorized; and
409 (iii) approved by the general manager or other officer or deputy as the board
411 (c) (i) hold public hearings and subpoena witnesses; and
412 (ii) appoint district officers to conduct a hearing and require the officers to make
413 findings and conclusions and report them to the board; and
414 (d) appoint a custodian for the funds and securities under its control, subject to
415 Subsection (2)(f).
416 (4) A member of the board of trustees of a public transit district or a hearing officer
417 designated by the board may administer oaths and affirmations in a district investigation or
419 (5) (a) The vote of the board of trustees on each ordinance shall be by roll call vote
420 with each affirmative and negative vote recorded.
421 (b) (i) Subject to Subsection (5)(b)(ii), the board of trustees may adopt a resolution or
422 order by voice vote.
423 (ii) The vote of the board of trustees on a resolution or order shall be by roll call vote if
424 a member of the board so demands.
425 (c) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(c)(ii), the board of trustees of a public
426 transit district may not adopt an ordinance unless it is:
427 (A) introduced at least a day before the board of trustees adopts it; or
428 (B) mailed by registered mail, postage prepaid, to each member of the board of
429 trustees at least five days before the day upon which the ordinance is presented for adoption.
430 (ii) Subsection (5)(c)(i) does not apply if the ordinance is adopted by a unanimous
431 vote of all board members present at a meeting at which at least 3/4 of all board members are
433 (d) Each ordinance adopted by a public transit district's board of trustees shall take
434 effect upon adoption, unless the ordinance provides otherwise.
435 Section 5. Section 17B-2a-810 is amended to read:
436 17B-2a-810. Officers of a public transit district.
437 (1) (a) The officers of a public transit district shall consist of:
438 (i) the members of the board of trustees;
439 (ii) a [
440 subject to Subsection (1)[
441 (iii) a secretary, appointed by the board of trustees;
442 (iv) a general manager, appointed by the board of trustees as provided in Section
443 17B-2a-811 [
444 discretion, to a chief executive officer, or both;
445 (v) a chief executive officer appointed by the board of trustees, as provided in Section
446 17B-2a-811 ;
453 Subsection (1)[
456 (b) The board of trustees may, at its discretion, appoint a president, who shall also be
457 considered an officer of a public transit district.
459 the board of trustees.
461 (i) be admitted to practice law in the state; and
462 (ii) have been actively engaged in the practice of law for at least seven years next
463 preceding the appointment.
465 practice of accounting for at least seven years next preceding the appointment.
467 auditor or certified public accountant with at least five years experience in the auditing or
468 public accounting profession, or the equivalent, prior to appointment.
469 (2) (a) The district's general manager or chief executive officer, as the board
470 prescribes, shall appoint all officers and employees not specified in Subsection (1).
471 (b) Each officer and employee appointed by the district's general manager or chief
472 executive officer serves at the pleasure of the appointing general manager or chief executive
474 (3) The board of trustees shall by ordinance or resolution fix the compensation of all
475 district officers and employees, except as otherwise provided in this part.
476 (4) (a) Each officer appointed by the board of trustees or by the district's general
477 manager or chief executive officer shall take the oath of office specified in Utah Constitution
478 Article IV, Section 10.
479 (b) Each oath under Subsection (4)(a) shall be subscribed and filed with the district
480 secretary no later than 15 days after the commencement of the officer's term of office.
481 Section 6. Section 17B-2a-811 is amended to read:
482 17B-2a-811. General manager or chief executive officer of a public transit
484 (1) (a) The board of trustees of a public transit district shall appoint a person as a
485 general manager.
486 (b) The board of trustees of a public transit district may, at its discretion, appoint a
487 person as a chief executive officer.
488 (c) The board of trustees of a public transit district shall allocate the responsibilities
489 defined in Subsection (2) between the general manager and the chief executive officer, if the
490 board of trustees appoints a chief executive officer.
491 (d) The chief executive officer shall have the same rights allocated to the general
492 manager under Subsections (3) and (4).
494 be by the affirmative vote of a majority of all members of the board of trustees.
496 officer, or both, shall be based on the person's qualifications, with special reference to the
497 person's actual experience in or knowledge of accepted practices with respect to the duties of
498 the office.
500 transit district is not required to be a resident of the state at the time of appointment.
501 (2) [
502 have the following responsibilities as allocated by the board of trustees:
503 (a) be a full-time officer and devote full time to the district's business;
504 (b) ensure that all district ordinances are enforced;
505 (c) prepare and submit to the board of trustees, as soon as practical but not less than
506 45 days after the end of each fiscal year, a complete report on the district's finances and
507 administrative activities for the preceding year;
508 (d) keep the board of trustees advised as to the district's needs;
509 (e) prepare or cause to be prepared all plans and specifications for the construction of
510 district works;
511 (f) cause to be installed and maintained a system of auditing and accounting that
512 completely shows the district's financial condition at all times; and
513 (g) attend meetings of the board of trustees.
514 (3) A general manager of a public transit district:
515 (a) serves at the pleasure of the board of trustees;
516 (b) holds office for an indefinite term;
517 (c) may be removed by the board of trustees upon the adoption of a resolution by the
518 affirmative vote of a majority of all members of the board, subject to Subsection (5);
519 (d) has full charge of:
520 (i) the acquisition, construction, maintenance, and operation of district facilities; and
521 (ii) the administration of the district's business affairs;
522 (e) is entitled to participate in the deliberations of the board of trustees as to any
523 matter before the board; and
524 (f) may not vote at a meeting of the board of trustees.
525 (4) The board of trustees may not reduce the general manager's salary below the
526 amount fixed at the time of original appointment unless:
527 (a) the board adopts a resolution by a vote of a majority of all members; and
528 (b) if the general manager demands in writing, the board gives the general manager the
529 opportunity to be publicly heard at a meeting of the board before the final vote on the
530 resolution reducing the general manager's salary.
531 (5) (a) Before adopting a resolution providing for a general manager's removal as
532 provided in Subsection (3)(c), the board shall, if the manager makes a written demand:
533 (i) give the general manager a written statement of the reasons alleged for the general
534 manager's removal; and
535 (ii) allow the general manager to be publicly heard at a meeting of the board of
537 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (5)(a), the board of trustees of a public transit district
538 may suspend a general manager from office pending and during a hearing under Subsection
540 (6) The action of a board of trustees suspending or removing a general manager or
541 reducing the general manager's salary is final.
542 Section 7. Section 17B-2a-818 is amended to read:
543 17B-2a-818. Requirements applicable to public transit district contracts.
547 (1) A public transit district shall comply with the applicable provisions of Title 63G,
548 Chapter 6, Utah Procurement Code.
550 construction shall be let as provided in:
580 Section 8. Section 17B-2a-825 is amended to read:
581 17B-2a-825. Criminal background checks authorized -- Employment eligibility.
582 (1) A public transit district may require an individual described in Subsection (2) to:
583 (a) submit a fingerprint card in a form acceptable to the public transit district; and
584 (b) consent to a fingerprint background check by:
585 (i) the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification; and
586 (ii) the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
587 (2) A person shall comply with the requirements of Subsection (1) if the person:
588 (a) is applying for or continuing employment with the public transit district:
589 (i) working in a safety-sensitive position or other position that may affect:
590 (A) the safety or well-being of patrons of the public transit district; or
591 (B) the safety or security of the transit buildings, stations, platforms, railways, bus
592 systems, and transit vehicles;
593 (ii) handling personally identifiable information, financial information, or other
594 sensitive information including personal health information;
595 (iii) working in security-sensitive areas; or
596 (iv) handling security-sensitive information, including information system
597 technologies; or
598 (b) is seeking access to designated security-sensitive areas.
599 (3) A public transit district may use the information obtained in accordance with this
600 section only for one or more of the following purposes:
601 (a) to determine whether or not an individual is convicted of:
602 (i) a felony under federal or state law within the last 10 years;
603 (ii) a violation of a federal law, state law, or local ordinance concerning the sale,
604 manufacture, distribution, warehousing, adulteration, or transportation of an alcoholic
606 (iii) a crime involving moral turpitude; or
607 (iv) two or more convictions for a violation of driving under the influence of alcohol,
608 any drug, or the combined influence of alcohol and any drug;
609 (b) to determine whether or not an individual has accurately disclosed the person's
610 criminal history on an application or document filed with the public transit district;
611 (c) to approve or deny an application for employment with the public transit district;
613 (d) to take disciplinary action against an employee of the public transit district,
614 including possible termination of employment.
615 (4) A person is not eligible for employment with a public transit district in a capacity
616 described in Subsection (2) if the person has been convicted of any of the offenses described
617 in Subsection (3).
618 Section 9. Section 63G-11-102 is amended to read:
619 63G-11-102. Creation of identity documents -- Issuance to citizens, nationals,
620 and legal permanent resident aliens -- Exceptions.
621 (1) The following entities may create, publish, or otherwise manufacture an
622 identification document, identification card, or identification certificate and possess an
623 engraved plate or other device for the printing of an identification document:
624 (a) a federal, state, or local government agency for employee identification, which is
625 designed to identify the bearer as an employee;
626 (b) a federal, state, or local government agency for purposes authorized or required by
627 law or a legitimate purpose consistent with the duties of the agency, including such documents
628 as voter identification cards, identification cards, passports, birth certificates, and Social
629 Security cards; and
630 (c) a public school or state or private educational institution to identify the bearer as
631 an administrator, faculty member, student, or employee.
632 (2) The name of the issuing entity shall be clearly printed upon the face of the
633 identification document.
634 (3) Except as otherwise provided in Subsections (4) and (5) or by federal law, an
635 entity providing an identity document, card, or certificate under Subsection (1)(b) or (c) shall
636 issue the document, card, or certificate only to:
637 (a) a United States citizen;
638 (b) a national; or
639 (c) a legal permanent resident alien.
640 (4) (a) Subsection (3) does not apply to an applicant for an identification document
641 who presents, in person, valid documentary evidence of the applicant's:
642 (i) unexpired immigrant or nonimmigrant visa status for admission into the United
644 (ii) pending or approved application for asylum in the United States;
645 (iii) admission into the United States as a refugee;
646 (iv) pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the United
648 (v) approved deferred action status; or
649 (vi) pending application for adjustment of status to legal permanent resident or
650 conditional resident.
651 (b) (i) An entity listed in Subsection (1)(b) or (c) may issue a Subsection (1)(b) or (c)
652 identification document to an applicant who satisfies the requirements of Subsection (4)(a).
653 (ii) Except as otherwise provided by federal law, the document is valid only:
654 (A) during the period of time of the individual's authorized stay in the United States;
656 (B) for one year from the date of issuance if there is no definite end to the individual's
657 period of authorized stay.
658 (iii) An entity issuing an identification document under this Subsection (4) shall
659 clearly indicate on the document:
660 (A) that it is temporary; and
661 (B) its expiration date.
662 (c) An individual may renew a document issued under this Subsection (4) only upon
663 presentation of valid documentary evidence that the status by which the individual originally
664 qualified for the identification document has been extended by the United States Citizenship
665 and Immigration Services or other authorized agency of the United States Department of
666 Homeland Security.
667 (5) (a) Subsection (3) does not apply to an identification document issued under
668 Subsection (1)(c) that [
669 (i) is only valid for use on the educational institution's campus or facility; and
670 (ii) includes a statement of the restricted use conspicuously printed upon the face of
671 the identification document.
672 (b) Subsection (3) does not apply to a license certificate, driving privilege card, or
673 identification card issued or renewed under Title 53, Chapter 3, Uniform Driver License Act.
674 (c) Subsection (3) does not apply to a public transit pass issued by a public transit
675 district as defined in Title 17B, Chapter 2a, Part 8, Public Transit District Act, that:
676 (i) is only valid for use on the public transit system; and
677 (ii) includes a statement of the restricted use conspicuously printed on the face of the
678 public transit pass.
679 (6) This section shall be enforced without regard to race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or
680 national origin.
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