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First Substitute S.B. 89

Senator Stephen H. Urquhart proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
LEGAL NOTICE AMENDMENTS

             2     
2010 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Stephen H. Urquhart

             5     
House Sponsor: John Dougall

             6     
             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 and
             17      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          None
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             28      AMENDS:
             29          4-30-5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             30          7-1-706, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             31          10-2-108, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             32          10-2-114, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             33          10-2-125, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 350 and 388
             34          10-2-407, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 205 and 388
             35          10-2-415, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             36          10-2-418, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 230, 350, and 388
             37          10-2-419, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 218, 350, and 388
             38          10-2-502.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             39          10-3-818, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             40          10-5-108, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             41          10-6-113, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             42          10-8-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             43          10-9a-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             44          10-9a-205, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             45          10-9a-208, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 338 and 388
             46          10-18-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             47          10-18-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             48          11-14-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             49          11-42-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             50          17-27a-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             51          17-27a-205, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             52          17-27a-208, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 338 and 388
             53          17-27a-306, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 205 and 388
             54          17-27a-404, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             55          17-36-12, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             56          17-36-26, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388


             57          17-41-304, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             58          17-41-405, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             59          17B-1-211, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             60          17B-1-413, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             61          17B-1-417, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 350 and 388
             62          17B-1-609, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 204 and 388
             63          17B-1-1204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             64          17B-1-1307, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             65          17C-1-601, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 387 and 388
             66          17C-2-403, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             67          17C-4-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 387 and 388
             68          17C-4-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             69          19-2-109, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             70          20A-7-204.1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             71          45-1-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, First Special Session, Chapter 5
             72          53A-3-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             73          53A-3-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 277 and 388
             74          53B-7-101.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             75          54-8-10, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             76          54-8-16, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             77          57-11-11, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             78          59-2-919, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 162, 204, and 388
             79          59-2-919.2, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 162
             80          59-12-1102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 385 and 388
             81          63G-9-303, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             82          63H-1-701, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             83          63H-2-204, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 378
             84          72-3-108, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             85          72-5-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             86          72-6-107, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 217
             87          73-1-16, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388


             88          73-5-14, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             89          75-1-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 388
             90     
             91      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             92          Section 1. Section 4-30-5 is amended to read:
             93           4-30-5. Hearing on license application -- Notice of hearing.
             94          (1) Upon the filing of an application, the chairman of the Livestock Market Committee
             95      shall set a time for hearing on the application in the city or town nearest the proposed site of the
             96      livestock market and cause notice of the time and place of the hearing together with a copy of
             97      the application to be forwarded by mail, not less than 15 days before the hearing date, to the
             98      following:
             99          (a) each licensed livestock market operator within the state; and
             100          (b) each livestock or other interested association or group of persons in the state that
             101      has filed written notice with the committee requesting receipt of notice of such hearings.
             102          (2) Notice of the hearing shall be published 14 days before the scheduled hearing date:
             103          (a) in a daily or weekly newspaper of general circulation within the city or town where
             104      the hearing is scheduled; and
             105          (b) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             106      Section 63F-1-701 .
             107          Section 2. Section 7-1-706 is amended to read:
             108           7-1-706. Application to commissioner to exercise power -- Procedure.
             109          (1) Except as provided in Sections 7-1-704 and 7-1-705 , by filing a request for agency
             110      action with the commissioner, any person may request the commissioner to:
             111          (a) issue any rule or order;
             112          (b) exercise any powers granted to the commissioner under this title; or
             113          (c) act on any matter that is subject to the approval of the commissioner.
             114          (2) Within 10 days of receipt of the request, the commissioner shall, at the applicant's
             115      expense, cause a supervisor to make a careful investigation of the facts relevant or material to
             116      the request.
             117          (3) (a) The supervisor shall submit written findings and recommendations to the
             118      commissioner.


             119          (b) The application, any additional information furnished by the applicant, and the
             120      findings and recommendations of the supervisor may be inspected by any person at the office
             121      of the commissioner, except those portions of the application or report that the commissioner
             122      designates as confidential to prevent a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy.
             123          (4) (a) If a hearing is held concerning the request, the commissioner shall publish
             124      notice of the hearing at the applicant's expense:
             125          (i) in a newspaper of general circulation within the county where the applicant is
             126      located at least once a week for three successive weeks before the date of the hearing; and
             127          (ii) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             128      Section 63F-1-701 , for three weeks before the date of the hearing.
             129          (b) The notice required by Subsection (4)(a) shall include the information required by
             130      the department's rules.
             131          (c) The commissioner shall act upon the request within 30 days after the close of the
             132      hearing, based on the record before the commissioner.
             133          (5) (a) If no hearing is held, the commissioner shall approve or disapprove the request
             134      within 90 days of receipt of the request based on:
             135          (i) the application;
             136          (ii) additional information filed with the commissioner; and
             137          (iii) the findings and recommendations of the supervisor.
             138          (b) The commissioner shall act on the request by issuing findings of fact, conclusions,
             139      and an order, and shall mail a copy of each to:
             140          (i) the applicant;
             141          (ii) all persons who have filed protests to the granting of the application; and
             142          (iii) other persons that the commissioner considers should receive copies.
             143          (6) The commissioner may impose any conditions or limitations on the approval or
             144      disapproval of a request that the commissioner considers proper to:
             145          (a) protect the interest of creditors, depositors, and other customers of an institution;
             146          (b) protect its shareholders or members; and
             147          (c) carry out the purposes of this title.
             148          Section 3. Section 10-2-108 is amended to read:
             149           10-2-108. Public hearings on feasibility study results -- Notice of hearings.


             150          (1) If the results of the feasibility study or supplemental feasibility study meet the
             151      requirements of Subsection 10-2-109 (3), the county legislative body shall, at its next regular
             152      meeting after receipt of the results of the feasibility study or supplemental feasibility study,
             153      schedule at least two public hearings to be held:
             154          (a) within the following 60 days;
             155          (b) at least seven days apart;
             156          (c) in geographically diverse locations within the proposed city; and
             157          (d) for the purpose of allowing:
             158          (i) the feasibility consultant to present the results of the study; and
             159          (ii) the public to become informed about the feasibility study results and to ask
             160      questions about those results of the feasibility consultant.
             161          (2) (a) (i) The county clerk shall publish notice of the public hearings required under
             162      Subsection (1):
             163          (A) at least once a week for three successive weeks in a newspaper of general
             164      circulation within the proposed city; and
             165          (B) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             166      in Section 63F-1-701 , for three weeks.
             167          (ii) The last publication of notice required under Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A) shall be at
             168      least three days before the first public hearing required under Subsection (1).
             169          (b) (i) If, under Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A), there is no newspaper of general circulation
             170      within the proposed city, the county clerk shall post at least one notice of the hearings per
             171      1,000 population in conspicuous places within the proposed city that are most likely to give
             172      notice of the hearings to the residents of the proposed city.
             173          (ii) The clerk shall post the notices under Subsection (2)(b)(i) at least seven days before
             174      the first hearing under Subsection (1).
             175          (c) The notice under Subsections (2)(a) and (b) shall include the feasibility study
             176      summary under Subsection 10-2-106 (3)(b) and shall indicate that a full copy of the study is
             177      available for inspection and copying at the office of the county clerk.
             178          Section 4. Section 10-2-114 is amended to read:
             179           10-2-114. Determination of number of council members -- Determination of
             180      election districts -- Hearings and notice.


             181          (1) If the incorporation proposal passes, the petition sponsors shall, within 25 days of
             182      the canvass of the election under Section 10-2-111 :
             183          (a) if the voters at the incorporation election choose the council-mayor form of
             184      government, determine the number of council members that will constitute the council of the
             185      future city;
             186          (b) if the voters at the incorporation election vote to elect council members by district,
             187      determine the number of council members to be elected by district and draw the boundaries of
             188      those districts, which shall be substantially equal in population;
             189          (c) determine the initial terms of the mayor and members of the city council so that:
             190          (i) the mayor and approximately half the members of the city council are elected to
             191      serve an initial term, of no less than one year, that allows their successors to serve a full
             192      four-year term that coincides with the schedule established in Subsection 10-3-205 (1); and
             193          (ii) the remaining members of the city council are elected to serve an initial term, of no
             194      less than one year, that allows their successors to serve a full four-year term that coincides with
             195      the schedule established in Subsection 10-3-205 (2); and
             196          (d) submit in writing to the county legislative body the results of the sponsors'
             197      determinations under Subsections (1)(a), (b), and (c).
             198          (2) (a) Before making a determination under Subsection (1)(a), (b), or (c), the petition
             199      sponsors shall hold a public hearing within the future city on the applicable issues under
             200      Subsections (1)(a), (b), and (c).
             201          (b) (i) The petition sponsors shall publish notice of the public hearing under Subsection
             202      (2)(a):
             203          (A) in a newspaper of general circulation within the future city at least once a week for
             204      two successive weeks before the hearing; and
             205          (B) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             206      in Section 63F-1-701 , for two weeks before the hearing.
             207          (ii) The last publication of notice under Subsection (2)(b)(i)(A) shall be at least three
             208      days before the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a).
             209          (c) (i) In accordance with Subsection (2)(b)(i)(A), if there is no newspaper of general
             210      circulation within the future city, the petition sponsors shall post at least one notice of the
             211      hearing per 1,000 population in conspicuous places within the future city that are most likely to


             212      give notice of the hearing to the residents of the future city.
             213          (ii) The petition sponsors shall post the notices under Subsection (2)(c)(i) at least seven
             214      days before the hearing under Subsection (2)(a).
             215          Section 5. Section 10-2-125 is amended to read:
             216           10-2-125. Incorporation of a town.
             217          (1) As used in this section:
             218          (a) "Assessed value," with respect to agricultural land, means the value at which the
             219      land would be assessed without regard to a valuation for agricultural use under Section
             220      59-2-503 .
             221          (b) "Financial feasibility study" means a study to determine:
             222          (i) the projected revenues for the proposed town during the first three years after
             223      incorporation; and
             224          (ii) the projected costs, including overhead, that the proposed town will incur in
             225      providing governmental services during the first three years after incorporation.
             226          (c) "Municipal service" means a publicly provided service that is not provided on a
             227      countywide basis.
             228          (d) "Nonurban" means having a residential density of less than one unit per acre.
             229          (2) (a) (i) A contiguous area of a county not within a municipality, with a population of
             230      at least 100 but less than 1,000, may incorporate as a town as provided in this section.
             231          (ii) An area within a county of the first class is not contiguous for purposes of
             232      Subsection (2)(a)(i) if:
             233          (A) the area includes a strip of land that connects geographically separate areas; and
             234          (B) the distance between the geographically separate areas is greater than the average
             235      width of the strip of land connecting the geographically separate areas.
             236          (b) The population figure under Subsection (2)(a) shall be determined:
             237          (i) as of the date the incorporation petition is filed; and
             238          (ii) by the Utah Population Estimates Committee within 20 days after the county clerk's
             239      certification under Subsection (6) of a petition filed under Subsection (4).
             240          (3) (a) The process to incorporate an area as a town is initiated by filing a request for a
             241      public hearing with the clerk of the county in which the area is located.
             242          (b) Each request for a public hearing under Subsection (3)(a) shall:


             243          (i) be signed by the owners of at least five separate parcels of private real property,
             244      each owned by a different owner, located within the area proposed to be incorporated; and
             245          (ii) be accompanied by an accurate map or plat depicting the boundary of the proposed
             246      town.
             247          (c) Within 10 days after a request for a public hearing is filed under Subsection (3)(a),
             248      the county clerk shall, with the assistance of other county officers from whom the clerk
             249      requests assistance, determine whether the petition complies with the requirements of
             250      Subsection (3)(b).
             251          (d) If the clerk determines that a request under Subsection (3)(a) fails to comply with
             252      the requirements of Subsection (3)(b), the clerk shall reject the request and deliver written
             253      notice of the rejection to the signers of the request.
             254          (e) (i) If the clerk determines that a request under Subsection (3)(a) complies with the
             255      requirements of Subsection (3)(b), the clerk shall:
             256          (A) schedule and arrange for a public hearing to be held:
             257          (I) (Aa) at a public facility located within the boundary of the proposed town; or
             258          (Bb) if there is no public facility within the boundary of the proposed town, at another
             259      nearby public facility or at the county seat; and
             260          (II) within 20 days after the clerk provides the last notice required under Subsection
             261      (3)(e)(i)(B); and
             262          (B) subject to Subsection (3)(e)(ii), give notice of the public hearing on the proposed
             263      incorporation by:
             264          (I) posting notice of the public hearing on the county's Internet website, if the county
             265      has an Internet website; and
             266          (II) (Aa) (Ii) publishing notice of the public hearing at least once a week for two
             267      consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation within the proposed town; and
             268          (IIii) publishing notice of the public hearing [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on
             269      the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 for two weeks; or
             270          (Bb) in accordance with Subsection (3)(e)(i)(B)(II)(Aa)(Ii), if there is no newspaper of
             271      general circulation within the proposed town, posting notice of the public hearing in at least
             272      five conspicuous public places within the proposed town.
             273          (ii) The posting of notice required under Subsection (3)(e)(i)(B)(I) and, if applicable,


             274      Subsection (3)(e)(i)(B)(II)(Bb) and the first publishing of notice required under Subsection
             275      (3)(e)(i)(B)(II)(Aa), if applicable, shall occur no later than 10 days after the clerk determines
             276      that a request complies with the requirements of Subsection (3)(b).
             277          (iii) Each public hearing under Subsection (3)(e)(i)(A) shall be conducted by the chair
             278      of the county commission or council, or the chair's designee, to:
             279          (A) introduce the concept of the proposed incorporation to the public;
             280          (B) allow the public to review the map or plat of the boundary of the proposed town;
             281          (C) allow the public to ask questions and become informed about the proposed
             282      incorporation; and
             283          (D) allow the public to express their views about the proposed incorporation, including
             284      their views about the boundary of the area proposed to be incorporated.
             285          (4) (a) At any time within three months after the public hearing under Subsection
             286      (3)(e), a petition to incorporate the area as a town may be filed with the clerk of the county in
             287      which the area is located.
             288          (b) Each petition under Subsection (4)(a) shall:
             289          (i) be signed by:
             290          (A) the owners of private real property that:
             291          (I) is located within the area proposed to be incorporated;
             292          (II) covers a majority of the total private land area within the area;
             293          (III) is equal in assessed value to more than 1/2 of the assessed value of all private real
             294      property within the area; and
             295          (IV) consists, in number of parcels, of at least 1/3 of the number of all parcels of
             296      private real property within the area proposed to be incorporated; and
             297          (B) a majority of all registered voters within the area proposed to be incorporated as a
             298      town, according to the official voter registration list maintained by the county on the date the
             299      petition is filed;
             300          (ii) designate as sponsors at least five of the property owners who have signed the
             301      petition, one of whom shall be designated as the contact sponsor, with the mailing address of
             302      each owner signing as a sponsor;
             303          (iii) be accompanied by and circulated with an accurate map or plat, prepared by a
             304      licensed surveyor, showing a legal description of the boundary of the proposed town; and


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


             336      notice of exclusion:
             337          (i) with the county clerk; and
             338          (ii) within 10 calendar days after receiving the clerk's notice under Subsection (5)(a).
             339          (c) The county legislative body shall exclude from the area proposed to be incorporated
             340      as a town the property identified in the notice of exclusion under Subsection (5)(b) if:
             341          (i) the property:
             342          (A) is nonurban; and
             343          (B) does not and will not require a municipal service; and
             344          (ii) exclusion will not leave an unincorporated island within the proposed town.
             345          (d) If the county legislative body excludes property from the area proposed to be
             346      incorporated as a town, the county legislative body shall send written notice of the exclusion to
             347      the contact sponsor within five days after the exclusion.
             348          (6) Within 20 days after the filing of a petition under Subsection (4), the county clerk
             349      shall:
             350          (a) with the assistance of other county officers from whom the clerk requests
             351      assistance, determine whether the petition complies with the requirements of Subsection (4);
             352      and
             353          (b) (i) if the clerk determines that the petition complies with those requirements:
             354          (A) certify the petition and deliver the certified petition to the county legislative body;
             355      and
             356          (B) mail or deliver written notification of the certification to:
             357          (I) the contact sponsor;
             358          (II) if applicable, the chair of the planning commission of each township in which any
             359      part of the area proposed for incorporation is located; and
             360          (III) the Utah Population Estimates Committee; or
             361          (ii) if the clerk determines that the petition fails to comply with any of those
             362      requirements, reject the petition and notify the contact sponsor in writing of the rejection and
             363      the reasons for the rejection.
             364          (7) (a) (i) A petition that is rejected under Subsection (6)(b)(ii) may be amended to
             365      correct a deficiency for which it was rejected and then refiled with the county clerk.
             366          (ii) A valid signature on a petition filed under Subsection (4)(a) may be used toward


             367      fulfilling the signature requirement of Subsection (4)(b) for the same petition that is amended
             368      under Subsection (7)(a)(i) and then refiled with the county clerk.
             369          (b) If a petition is amended and refiled under Subsection (7)(a)(i) after having been
             370      rejected by the county clerk under Subsection (6)(b)(ii):
             371          (i) the amended petition shall be considered as a newly filed petition; and
             372          (ii) the amended petition's processing priority is determined by the date on which it is
             373      refiled.
             374          (8) (a) (i) The legislative body of a county with which a petition is filed under
             375      Subsection (4) may, at its option and upon the petition being certified under Subsection (6),
             376      commission and pay for a financial feasibility study.
             377          (ii) If the county legislative body chooses to commission a financial feasibility study,
             378      the county legislative body shall:
             379          (A) within 20 days after the incorporation petition is certified, select and engage a
             380      feasibility consultant; and
             381          (B) require the feasibility consultant to complete the financial feasibility study and
             382      submit written results of the study to the county legislative body no later than 30 days after the
             383      feasibility consultant is engaged to conduct the financial feasibility study.
             384          (b) The county legislative body shall approve a petition proposing the incorporation of
             385      a town and hold an election for town officers, as provided in Subsection (9), if:
             386          (i) the county clerk has certified the petition under Subsection (6); and
             387          (ii) (A) (I) the county legislative body has commissioned a financial feasibility study
             388      under Subsection (8)(a); and
             389          (II) the results of the financial feasibility study show that the average annual amount of
             390      revenues described in Subsection (1)(b)(i) does not exceed the average annual amount of costs
             391      described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) by more than 10%; or
             392          (B) the county legislative body chooses not to commission a financial feasibility study.
             393          (c) (i) If the county legislative body commissions a financial feasibility study under
             394      Subsection (8)(a) and the results of the financial feasibility study show that the average annual
             395      amount of revenues described in Subsection (1)(b)(i) exceeds the average annual amount of
             396      costs described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) by more than 10%, the county legislative body may:
             397          (A) deny the petition, subject to Subsection (8)(c)(ii), if the results of the financial


             398      feasibility study show that the average annual amount of revenues described in Subsection
             399      (1)(b)(i) exceeds the average annual amount of costs described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) by 25%
             400      or more;
             401          (B) approve the petition and hold an election for town officers, as provided in
             402      Subsection (9); or
             403          (C) (I) with the consent of the petition sponsors:
             404          (Aa) impose conditions to mitigate the fiscal inequities identified in the financial
             405      feasibility study; or
             406          (Bb) alter the boundaries of the area proposed to be incorporated as a town to
             407      approximate the boundaries necessary to prevent the average annual amount of revenues
             408      described in Subsection (1)(b)(i) from exceeding the average annual amount of costs described
             409      in Subsection (1)(b)(ii); and
             410          (II) approve the incorporation petition and hold an election for town officers, as
             411      provided in Subsection (9).
             412          (ii) A county legislative body intending to deny a petition under Subsection (8)(c)(i)(A)
             413      shall deny the petition within 20 days after the feasibility consultant submits the written results
             414      of the financial feasibility study.
             415          (d) Each town that incorporates pursuant to a petition approved after the county
             416      legislative body imposes conditions under Subsection (8)(c)(i)(C)(I) shall comply with those
             417      conditions.
             418          (9) (a) The legislative body of the county in which the proposed new town is located
             419      shall hold the election for town officers provided for in Subsection (8) within:
             420          (i) 45 days after the petition is certified, for an election under Subsection (8)(b)(ii)(B);
             421          (ii) 45 days after the feasibility consultant submits the written results of the financial
             422      feasibility study, for an election under Subsection (8)(b)(ii)(A) or (8)(c)(i)(B); or
             423          (iii) 60 days after the feasibility consultant submits the written results of the financial
             424      feasibility study, for an election under Subsection (8)(c)(i)(C).
             425          (b) The officers elected at an election under Subsection (9)(a) shall take office:
             426          (i) at noon on the first Monday in January next following the election, if the election is
             427      held on a regular general or municipal general election date; or
             428          (ii) at noon on the first day of the month next following the effective date of the


             429      incorporation under Subsection (12), if the election of officers is held on any other date.
             430          (10) Each newly incorporated town shall operate under the five-member council form
             431      of government as defined in Section 10-3b-102 .
             432          (11) The mayor-elect of the future town shall:
             433          (a) within 30 days after the canvass of the election of town officers under Subsection
             434      (9), file with the lieutenant governor:
             435          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ,
             436      that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and
             437          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             438          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of incorporation under
             439      Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             440          (i) if the town is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the recorder
             441      of that county the original:
             442          (A) notice of an impending boundary action;
             443          (B) certificate of incorporation; and
             444          (C) approved final local entity plat; or
             445          (ii) if the town is located within the boundaries of more than a single county, submit
             446      the original of the documents listed in Subsections (11)(b)(i)(A), (B), and (C) to one of those
             447      counties and a certified copy of those documents to each other county.
             448          (12) (a) A new town is incorporated:
             449          (i) on December 31 of the year in which the lieutenant governor issues a certificate of
             450      incorporation under Section 67-1a-6.5 , if the election of town officers under Subsection (9) is
             451      held on a regular general or municipal general election date; or
             452          (ii) on the last day of the month during which the lieutenant governor issues a
             453      certificate of incorporation under Section 67-1a-6.5 , if the election of town officers under
             454      Subsection (9) is held on any other date.
             455          (b) (i) The effective date of an incorporation for purposes of assessing property within
             456      the new town is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             457          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (11)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             458      recorder of each county in which the property is located, a newly incorporated town may not:
             459          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property within the town;


             460          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property within the town; or
             461          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the town.
             462          (13) For each petition filed before March 5, 2008:
             463          (a) the petition is subject to and governed by the law in effect at the time the petition
             464      was filed; and
             465          (b) the law in effect at the time the petition was filed governs in all administrative and
             466      judicial proceedings relating to the petition.
             467          Section 6. Section 10-2-407 is amended to read:
             468           10-2-407. Protest to annexation petition -- Township planning commission
             469      recommendation -- Petition requirements -- Disposition of petition if no protest filed.
             470          (1) (a) A protest to an annexation petition under Section 10-2-403 may be filed by:
             471          (i) the legislative body or governing board of an affected entity; or
             472          (ii) for a proposed annexation of an area within a county of the first class, the owners
             473      of private real property that:
             474          (A) is located in the unincorporated area within 1/2 mile of the area proposed for
             475      annexation;
             476          (B) covers at least 25% of the private land area located in the unincorporated area
             477      within 1/2 mile of the area proposed for annexation; and
             478          (C) is equal in value to at least 15% of all real property located in the unincorporated
             479      area within 1/2 mile of the area proposed for annexation.
             480          (b) (i) A planning commission of a township located in a county of the first class may
             481      recommend to the legislative body of the county in which the township is located that the
             482      county legislative body file a protest against a proposed annexation under this part of an area
             483      located within the township.
             484          (ii) (A) The township planning commission shall communicate each recommendation
             485      under Subsection (1)(b)(i) in writing to the county legislative body within 30 days after the city
             486      recorder or town clerk's certification of the annexation petition under Subsection 10-2-405 (2)
             487      (c)(i).
             488          (B) At the time the recommendation is communicated to the county legislative body
             489      under Subsection (1)(b)(ii)(A), the township planning commission shall mail or deliver a copy
             490      of the recommendation to the legislative body of the proposed annexing municipality and to the


             491      contact sponsor.
             492          (2) (a) Each protest under Subsection (1)(a) shall:
             493          (i) be filed:
             494          (A) no later than 30 days after the municipal legislative body's receipt of the notice of
             495      certification under Subsection 10-2-405 (2)(c)(i); and
             496          (B) (I) in a county that has already created a commission under Section 10-2-409 , with
             497      the commission; or
             498          (II) in a county that has not yet created a commission under Section 10-2-409 , with the
             499      clerk of the county in which the area proposed for annexation is located; and
             500          (ii) state each reason for the protest of the annexation petition and, if the area proposed
             501      to be annexed is located in a specified county, justification for the protest under the standards
             502      established in this chapter;
             503          (iii) if the area proposed to be annexed is located in a specified county, contain other
             504      information that the commission by rule requires or that the party filing the protest considers
             505      pertinent; and
             506          (iv) the name and address of a contact person who is to receive notices sent by the
             507      commission with respect to the protest proceedings.
             508          (b) The party filing a protest under this section shall on the same date deliver or mail a
             509      copy of the protest to the city recorder or town clerk of the proposed annexing municipality.
             510          (c) Each clerk who receives a protest under Subsection (2)(a)(i)(B)(II) shall:
             511          (i) immediately notify the county legislative body of the protest; and
             512          (ii) deliver the protest to the boundary commission within five days after:
             513          (A) receipt of the protest, if the boundary commission has previously been created; or
             514          (B) creation of the boundary commission under Subsection 10-2-409 (1)(b), if the
             515      boundary commission has not previously been created.
             516          (d) Each protest of a proposed annexation of an area located in a county of the first
             517      class under Subsection (1)(a)(ii) shall, in addition to the requirements of Subsections (2)(a) and
             518      (b):
             519          (i) indicate the typed or printed name and current residence address of each owner
             520      signing the protest; and
             521          (ii) designate one of the signers of the protest as the contact person and state the


             522      mailing address of the contact person.
             523          (3) (a) (i) If a protest is filed under this section:
             524          (A) the municipal legislative body may, at its next regular meeting after expiration of
             525      the deadline under Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A), deny the annexation petition; or
             526          (B) if the municipal legislative body does not deny the annexation petition under
             527      Subsection (3)(a)(i)(A), the municipal legislative body may take no further action on the
             528      annexation petition until after receipt of the commission's notice of its decision on the protest
             529      under Section 10-2-416 .
             530          (ii) If a municipal legislative body denies an annexation petition under Subsection
             531      (3)(a)(i)(A), the municipal legislative body shall, within five days after the denial, send notice
             532      of the denial in writing to:
             533          (A) the contact sponsor of the annexation petition;
             534          (B) the commission;
             535          (C) each entity that filed a protest;
             536          (D) if a protest was filed under Subsection (1)(a)(ii) for a proposed annexation of an
             537      area located in a county of the first class, the contact person; and
             538          (E) if any of the area proposed for annexation is within a township, the legislative body
             539      of the county in which the township is located.
             540          (b) (i) If no timely protest is filed under this section, the municipal legislative body
             541      may, subject to Subsection (3)(b)(ii), approve the petition.
             542          (ii) Before approving an annexation petition under Subsection (3)(b)(i), the municipal
             543      legislative body shall:
             544          (A) hold a public hearing; and
             545          (B) at least seven days before the public hearing under Subsection (3)(b)(ii)(A):
             546          (I) (Aa) publish notice of the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the
             547      municipality and the area proposed for annexation; or
             548          (Bb) if there is no newspaper of general circulation in those areas, post written notices
             549      of the hearing in conspicuous places within those areas that are most likely to give notice to
             550      residents within those areas; and
             551          (II) publish notice of the hearing [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah
             552      Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 .


             553          (iii) Within 10 days after approving an annexation under Subsection (3)(b)(i) of an area
             554      that is partly or entirely within a township, the municipal legislative body shall send notice of
             555      the approval to the legislative body of the county in which the township is located.
             556          Section 7. Section 10-2-415 is amended to read:
             557           10-2-415. Public hearing -- Notice.
             558          (1) (a) (i) If the results of the feasibility study or supplemental feasibility study meet
             559      the requirements of Subsection 10-2-416 (3) with respect to a proposed annexation of an area
             560      located in a county of the first class, the commission shall hold a public hearing within 30 days
             561      of receipt of the feasibility study or supplemental feasibility study results.
             562          (ii) At the hearing under Subsection (1)(a)(i), the commission shall:
             563          (A) require the feasibility consultant to present the results of the feasibility study and, if
             564      applicable, the supplemental feasibility study;
             565          (B) allow those present to ask questions of the feasibility consultant regarding the study
             566      results; and
             567          (C) allow those present to speak to the issue of annexation.
             568          (iii) (A) The commission shall:
             569          (I) publish notice of each hearing under Subsection (1)(a)(i):
             570          (Aa) at least once a week for two successive weeks in a newspaper of general
             571      circulation within the area proposed for annexation, the surrounding 1/2 mile of unincorporated
             572      area, and the proposed annexing municipality; and
             573          (Bb) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             574      in Section 63F-1-701 for two weeks; and
             575          (II) send written notice of the hearing to the municipal legislative body of the proposed
             576      annexing municipality, the contact sponsor on the annexation petition, each entity that filed a
             577      protest, and, if a protest was filed under Subsection 10-2-407 (1)(a)(ii), the contact person.
             578          (B) In accordance with Subsection (1)(a)(iii)(A)(I)(Aa), if there is no newspaper of
             579      general circulation within the areas described in Subsection (1)(a)(iii)(A)(I)(Aa), the
             580      commission shall give the notice required under that subsection by posting notices, at least
             581      seven days before the hearing, in conspicuous places within those areas that are most likely to
             582      give notice of the hearing to the residents of those areas.
             583          (C) The notice under Subsections (1)(a)(iii)(A) and (B) shall include the feasibility


             584      study summary under Subsection 10-2-413 (2)(b) and shall indicate that a full copy of the study
             585      is available for inspection and copying at the office of the commission.
             586          (b) (i) Within 30 days after the time under Subsection 10-2-407 (2) for filing a protest
             587      has expired with respect to a proposed annexation of an area located in a specified county, the
             588      boundary commission shall hold a hearing on all protests that were filed with respect to the
             589      proposed annexation.
             590          (ii) (A) At least 14 days before the date of each hearing under Subsection (1)(b)(i), the
             591      commission chair shall cause notice of the hearing to be published in a newspaper of general
             592      circulation within the area proposed for annexation.
             593          (B) Each notice under Subsection (1)(b)(ii)(A) shall:
             594          (I) state the date, time, and place of the hearing;
             595          (II) briefly summarize the nature of the protest; and
             596          (III) state that a copy of the protest is on file at the commission's office.
             597          (iii) The commission may continue a hearing under Subsection (1)(b)(i) from time to
             598      time, but no continued hearing may be held later than 60 days after the original hearing date.
             599          (iv) In considering protests, the commission shall consider whether the proposed
             600      annexation:
             601          (A) complies with the requirements of Sections 10-2-402 and 10-2-403 and the
             602      annexation policy plan of the proposed annexing municipality;
             603          (B) conflicts with the annexation policy plan of another municipality; and
             604          (C) if the proposed annexation includes urban development, will have an adverse tax
             605      consequence on the remaining unincorporated area of the county.
             606          (2) (a) The commission shall record each hearing under this section by electronic
             607      means.
             608          (b) A transcription of the recording under Subsection (2)(a), the feasibility study, if
             609      applicable, information received at the hearing, and the written decision of the commission
             610      shall constitute the record of the hearing.
             611          Section 8. Section 10-2-418 is amended to read:
             612           10-2-418. Annexation of an island or peninsula without a petition -- Notice --
             613      Hearing.
             614          (1) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection 10-2-402 (2), a municipality may annex an


             615      unincorporated area under this section without an annexation petition if:
             616          (i) (A) the area to be annexed consists of one or more unincorporated islands within or
             617      unincorporated peninsulas contiguous to the municipality;
             618          (B) the majority of each island or peninsula consists of residential or commercial
             619      development;
             620          (C) the area proposed for annexation requires the delivery of municipal-type services;
             621      and
             622          (D) the municipality has provided most or all of the municipal-type services to the area
             623      for more than one year;
             624          (ii) (A) the area to be annexed consists of one or more unincorporated islands within or
             625      unincorporated peninsulas contiguous to the municipality, each of which has fewer than 800
             626      residents; and
             627          (B) the municipality has provided one or more municipal-type services to the area for
             628      at least one year; or
             629          (iii) (A) the area consists of:
             630          (I) an unincorporated island within or an unincorporated peninsula contiguous to the
             631      municipality; and
             632          (II) no more than 50 acres; and
             633          (B) the county in which the area is located and the municipality agree that the area
             634      should be included within the municipality.
             635          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection 10-2-402 (1)(b)(iii), a municipality may annex a
             636      portion of an unincorporated island or unincorporated peninsula under this section, leaving
             637      unincorporated the remainder of the unincorporated island or unincorporated peninsula, if:
             638          (i) in adopting the resolution under Subsection (2)(a)(i), the municipal legislative body
             639      determines that not annexing the entire unincorporated island or unincorporated peninsula is in
             640      the municipality's best interest; and
             641          (ii) for an annexation of one or more unincorporated islands under Subsection
             642      (1)(a)(ii), the entire island of unincorporated area, of which a portion is being annexed,
             643      complies with the requirement of Subsection (1)(a)(ii)(A) relating to the number of residents.
             644          (2) (a) The legislative body of each municipality intending to annex an area under this
             645      section shall:


             646          (i) adopt a resolution indicating the municipal legislative body's intent to annex the
             647      area, describing the area proposed to be annexed;
             648          (ii) publish notice:
             649          (A) (I) at least once a week for three successive weeks in a newspaper of general
             650      circulation within the municipality and the area proposed for annexation; or
             651          (II) if there is no newspaper of general circulation in the areas described in Subsection
             652      (2)(a)(ii)(A), post at least one notice per 1,000 population in places within those areas that are
             653      most likely to give notice to the residents of those areas; and
             654          (B) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             655      in Section 63F-1-701 for three weeks;
             656          (iii) send written notice to the board of each local district and special service district
             657      whose boundaries contain some or all of the area proposed for annexation and to the legislative
             658      body of the county in which the area proposed for annexation is located; and
             659          (iv) hold a public hearing on the proposed annexation no earlier than 30 days after the
             660      adoption of the resolution under Subsection (2)(a)(i).
             661          (b) Each notice under Subsections (2)(a)(ii) and (iii) shall:
             662          (i) state that the municipal legislative body has adopted a resolution indicating its intent
             663      to annex the area proposed for annexation;
             664          (ii) state the date, time, and place of the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(iv);
             665          (iii) describe the area proposed for annexation; and
             666          (iv) except for an annexation that meets the property owner consent requirements of
             667      Subsection (3)(b), state in conspicuous and plain terms that the municipal legislative body will
             668      annex the area unless, at or before the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(iv), written
             669      protests to the annexation are filed by the owners of private real property that:
             670          (A) is located within the area proposed for annexation;
             671          (B) covers a majority of the total private land area within the entire area proposed for
             672      annexation; and
             673          (C) is equal in value to at least 1/2 the value of all private real property within the
             674      entire area proposed for annexation.
             675          (c) The first publication of the notice required under Subsection (2)(a)(ii)(A) shall be
             676      within 14 days of the municipal legislative body's adoption of a resolution under Subsection


             677      (2)(a)(i).
             678          (3) (a) Upon conclusion of the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(iv), the
             679      municipal legislative body may adopt an ordinance approving the annexation of the area
             680      proposed for annexation under this section unless, at or before the hearing, written protests to
             681      the annexation have been filed with the city recorder or town clerk, as the case may be, by the
             682      owners of private real property that:
             683          (i) is located within the area proposed for annexation;
             684          (ii) covers a majority of the total private land area within the entire area proposed for
             685      annexation; and
             686          (iii) is equal in value to at least 1/2 the value of all private real property within the
             687      entire area proposed for annexation.
             688          (b) (i) Upon conclusion of the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(iv), a
             689      municipality may adopt an ordinance approving the annexation of the area proposed for
             690      annexation under this section without allowing or considering protests under Subsection (3)(a)
             691      if the owners of at least 75% of the total private land area within the entire area proposed for
             692      annexation, representing at least 75% of the value of the private real property within the entire
             693      area proposed for annexation, have consented in writing to the annexation.
             694          (ii) Upon the effective date under Section 10-2-425 of an annexation approved by an
             695      ordinance adopted under Subsection (3)(b)(i), the area annexed shall be conclusively presumed
             696      to be validly annexed.
             697          (4) (a) If protests are timely filed that comply with Subsection (3), the municipal
             698      legislative body may not adopt an ordinance approving the annexation of the area proposed for
             699      annexation, and the annexation proceedings under this section shall be considered terminated.
             700          (b) Subsection (4)(a) may not be construed to prohibit the municipal legislative body
             701      from excluding from a proposed annexation under Subsection (1)(a)(ii) the property within an
             702      unincorporated island regarding which protests have been filed and proceeding under
             703      Subsection (1)(b) to annex some or all of the remaining portion of the unincorporated island.
             704          Section 9. Section 10-2-419 is amended to read:
             705           10-2-419. Boundary adjustment -- Notice and hearing -- Protest.
             706          (1) The legislative bodies of two or more municipalities having common boundaries
             707      may adjust their common boundaries as provided in this section.


             708          (2) (a) The legislative body of each municipality intending to adjust a boundary that is
             709      common with another municipality shall:
             710          (i) adopt a resolution indicating the intent of the municipal legislative body to adjust a
             711      common boundary;
             712          (ii) hold a public hearing on the proposed adjustment no less than 60 days after the
             713      adoption of the resolution under Subsection (2)(a)(i); and
             714          (iii) (A) publish notice:
             715          (I) at least once a week for three successive weeks in a newspaper of general
             716      circulation within the municipality; or
             717          (II) if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the municipality, post at least
             718      one notice per 1,000 population in places within the municipality that are most likely to give
             719      notice to residents of the municipality; and
             720          (B) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             721      in Section 63F-1-701 for three weeks.
             722          (b) The notice required under Subsection (2)(a)(iii) shall:
             723          (i) state that the municipal legislative body has adopted a resolution indicating the
             724      municipal legislative body's intent to adjust a boundary that the municipality has in common
             725      with another municipality;
             726          (ii) describe the area proposed to be adjusted;
             727          (iii) state the date, time, and place of the public hearing required under Subsection
             728      (2)(a)(ii);
             729          (iv) state in conspicuous and plain terms that the municipal legislative body will adjust
             730      the boundaries unless, at or before the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(ii), written
             731      protests to the adjustment are filed by the owners of private real property that:
             732          (A) is located within the area proposed for adjustment;
             733          (B) covers at least 25% of the total private land area within the area proposed for
             734      adjustment; and
             735          (C) is equal in value to at least 15% of the value of all private real property within the
             736      area proposed for adjustment;
             737          (v) state that the area that is the subject of the boundary adjustment will, because of the
             738      boundary adjustment, be automatically annexed to a local district providing fire protection,


             739      paramedic, and emergency services or a local district providing law enforcement service, as the
             740      case may be, as provided in Section 17B-1-416 , if:
             741          (A) the municipality to which the area is being added because of the boundary
             742      adjustment is entirely within the boundaries of a local district:
             743          (I) that provides fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services or law enforcement
             744      service, respectively; and
             745          (II) in the creation of which an election was not required because of Subsection
             746      17B-1-214 (3)(c); and
             747          (B) the municipality from which the area is being taken because of the boundary
             748      adjustment is not within the boundaries of the local district; and
             749          (vi) state that the area proposed for annexation to the municipality will be
             750      automatically withdrawn from a local district providing fire protection, paramedic, and
             751      emergency services, as provided in Subsection 17B-1-502 (2), if:
             752          (A) the municipality to which the area is being added because of the boundary
             753      adjustment is not within the boundaries of a local district:
             754          (I) that provides fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services; and
             755          (II) in the creation of which an election was not required because of Subsection
             756      17B-1-214 (3)(c); and
             757          (B) the municipality from which the area is being taken because of the boundary
             758      adjustment is entirely within the boundaries of the local district.
             759          (c) The first publication of the notice required under Subsection (2)(a)(iii)(A) shall be
             760      within 14 days of the municipal legislative body's adoption of a resolution under Subsection
             761      (2)(a)(i).
             762          (3) Upon conclusion of the public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(ii), the municipal
             763      legislative body may adopt an ordinance approving the adjustment of the common boundary
             764      unless, at or before the hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(ii), written protests to the adjustment
             765      have been filed with the city recorder or town clerk, as the case may be, by the owners of
             766      private real property that:
             767          (a) is located within the area proposed for adjustment;
             768          (b) covers at least 25% of the total private land area within the area proposed for
             769      adjustment; and


             770          (c) is equal in value to at least 15% of the value of all private real property within the
             771      area proposed for adjustment.
             772          (4) The municipal legislative body shall comply with the requirements of Section
             773      10-2-425 as if the boundary adjustment were an annexation.
             774          (5) (a) An ordinance adopted under Subsection (3) becomes effective when each
             775      municipality involved in the boundary adjustment has adopted an ordinance under Subsection
             776      (3).
             777          (b) The effective date of a boundary adjustment under this section is governed by
             778      Section 10-2-425 .
             779          Section 10. Section 10-2-502.5 is amended to read:
             780           10-2-502.5. Hearing on request for disconnection -- Determination by municipal
             781      legislative body -- Petition in district court.
             782          (1) Within 30 calendar days after the last publication of notice required under
             783      Subsection 10-2-501 (3)(a), the legislative body of the municipality in which the area proposed
             784      for disconnection is located shall hold a public hearing.
             785          (2) At least seven calendar days before the hearing date, the municipal legislative body
             786      shall provide notice of the public hearing:
             787          (a) in writing to the petitioners and to the legislative body of the county in which the
             788      area proposed for disconnection is located; and
             789          (b) by publishing a notice:
             790          (i) (A) in a newspaper of general circulation within the municipality; or
             791          (B) if there is no newspaper as described in Subsection (2)(b)(i)(A), then by posting
             792      notice of the hearing in at least three public places within the municipality; and
             793          (ii) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             794      Section 63F-1-701 .
             795          (3) In the public hearing, any person may speak and submit documents regarding the
             796      disconnection proposal.
             797          (4) Within 45 calendar days of the hearing, the municipal legislative body shall:
             798          (a) determine whether to grant the request for disconnection; and
             799          (b) if the municipality determines to grant the request, adopt an ordinance approving
             800      disconnection of the area from the municipality.


             801          (5) (a) A petition against the municipality challenging the municipal legislative body's
             802      determination under Subsection (4) may be filed in district court by:
             803          (i) petitioners; or
             804          (ii) the county in which the area proposed for disconnection is located.
             805          (b) Each petition under Subsection (5)(a) shall include a copy of the request for
             806      disconnection.
             807          Section 11. Section 10-3-818 is amended to read:
             808           10-3-818. Salaries in municipalities.
             809          (1) The elective and statutory officers of municipalities shall receive such
             810      compensation for their services as the governing body may fix by ordinance adopting
             811      compensation or compensation schedules enacted after public hearing.
             812          (2) Upon its own motion the governing body may review or consider the compensation
             813      of any officer or officers of the municipality or a salary schedule applicable to any officer or
             814      officers of the city for the purpose of determining whether or not it should be adopted, changed,
             815      or amended. In the event that the governing body decides that the compensation or
             816      compensation schedules should be adopted, changed, or amended, it shall set a time and place
             817      for a public hearing at which all interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be heard.
             818          (3) (a) Notice of the time, place, and purpose of the meeting shall be published at least
             819      seven days before the meeting by publication:
             820          (i) at least once in a newspaper published in the county within which the municipality
             821      is situated and generally circulated in the municipality; and
             822          (ii) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             823      Section 63F-1-701 .
             824          (b) If there is not a newspaper as described in Subsection (3)(a)(i), then notice shall be
             825      given by posting this notice in three public places in the municipality.
             826          (4) After the conclusion of the public hearing, the governing body may enact an
             827      ordinance fixing, changing, or amending the compensation of any elective or appointive officer
             828      of the municipality or adopting a compensation schedule applicable to any officer or officers.
             829          (5) Any ordinance enacted before Laws of Utah 1977, Chapter 48, by a municipality
             830      establishing a salary or compensation schedule for its elective or appointive officers and any
             831      salary fixed prior to Laws of Utah 1977, Chapter 48, shall remain effective until the


             832      municipality has enacted an ordinance pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
             833          (6) The compensation of all municipal officers shall be paid at least monthly out of the
             834      municipal treasury provided that municipalities having 1,000 or fewer population may by
             835      ordinance provide for the payment of its statutory officers less frequently. None of the
             836      provisions of this chapter shall be considered as limiting or restricting the authority to any
             837      municipality that has adopted or does adopt a charter pursuant to Utah Constitution, Article XI,
             838      Section 5, to determine the salaries of its elective and appointive officers or employees.
             839          Section 12. Section 10-5-108 is amended to read:
             840           10-5-108. Budget hearing -- Notice -- Adjustments.
             841          (1) Prior to the adoption of the final budget, each town council shall hold a public
             842      hearing to receive public comment.
             843          (2) The council shall provide notice of the place, purpose, and time of the public
             844      hearing by publishing notice at least seven days before the hearing:
             845          (a) (i) at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the town; or
             846          (ii) if there is no newspaper of general circulation, then by posting the notice in three
             847      public places at least 48 hours prior to the hearing; and
             848          (b) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             849      Section 63F-1-701 .
             850          (3) After the hearing, the council, subject to Section 10-5-110 , may adjust expenditures
             851      and revenues in conformity with this chapter.
             852          Section 13. Section 10-6-113 is amended to read:
             853           10-6-113. Budget -- Notice of hearing to consider adoption.
             854          At the meeting at which each tentative budget is adopted, the governing body shall
             855      establish the time and place of a public hearing to consider its adoption and shall order that
             856      notice of the public hearing be published at least seven days prior to the hearing:
             857          (1) (a) in at least one issue of a newspaper of general circulation published in the
             858      county in which the city is located; or
             859          (b) if there is not a newspaper as described in Subsection (1)(a), then the notice
             860      required by this section may be posted in three public places within the city; and
             861          (2) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             862      Section 63F-1-701 .


             863          Section 14. Section 10-8-2 is amended to read:
             864           10-8-2. Appropriations -- Acquisition and disposal of property -- Municipal
             865      authority -- Corporate purpose -- Procedure -- Notice of intent to acquire real property.
             866          (1) (a) A municipal legislative body may:
             867          (i) appropriate money for corporate purposes only;
             868          (ii) provide for payment of debts and expenses of the corporation;
             869          (iii) subject to Subsections (4) and (5), purchase, receive, hold, sell, lease, convey, and
             870      dispose of real and personal property for the benefit of the municipality, whether the property is
             871      within or without the municipality's corporate boundaries, if the action is in the public interest
             872      and complies with other law;
             873          (iv) improve, protect, and do any other thing in relation to this property that an
             874      individual could do; and
             875          (v) subject to Subsection (2) and after first holding a public hearing, authorize
             876      municipal services or other nonmonetary assistance to be provided to or waive fees required to
             877      be paid by a nonprofit entity, whether or not the municipality receives consideration in return.
             878          (b) A municipality may:
             879          (i) furnish all necessary local public services within the municipality;
             880          (ii) purchase, hire, construct, own, maintain and operate, or lease public utilities
             881      located and operating within and operated by the municipality; and
             882          (iii) subject to Subsection (1)(c), acquire by eminent domain, or otherwise, property
             883      located inside or outside the corporate limits of the municipality and necessary for any of the
             884      purposes stated in Subsections (1)(b)(i) and (ii), subject to restrictions imposed by Title 78B,
             885      Chapter 6, Part 5, Eminent Domain, and general law for the protection of other communities.
             886          (c) Each municipality that intends to acquire property by eminent domain under
             887      Subsection (1)(b) shall, upon the first contact with the owner of the property sought to be
             888      acquired, deliver to the owner a copy of a booklet or other materials provided by the Office of
             889      the Property Rights Ombudsman, created under Section 13-43-201 , dealing with the property
             890      owner's rights in an eminent domain proceeding.
             891          (d) Subsection (1)(b) may not be construed to diminish any other authority a
             892      municipality may claim to have under the law to acquire by eminent domain property located
             893      inside or outside the municipality.


             894          (2) (a) Services or assistance provided pursuant to Subsection (1)(a)(v) is not subject to
             895      the provisions of Subsection (3).
             896          (b) The total amount of services or other nonmonetary assistance provided or fees
             897      waived under Subsection (1)(a)(v) in any given fiscal year may not exceed 1% of the
             898      municipality's budget for that fiscal year.
             899          (3) It is considered a corporate purpose to appropriate money for any purpose that, in
             900      the judgment of the municipal legislative body, provides for the safety, health, prosperity,
             901      moral well-being, peace, order, comfort, or convenience of the inhabitants of the municipality
             902      subject to the following:
             903          (a) The net value received for any money appropriated shall be measured on a
             904      project-by-project basis over the life of the project.
             905          (b) The criteria for a determination under this Subsection (3) shall be established by the
             906      municipality's legislative body. A determination of value received, made by the municipality's
             907      legislative body, shall be presumed valid unless it can be shown that the determination was
             908      arbitrary, capricious, or illegal.
             909          (c) The municipality may consider intangible benefits received by the municipality in
             910      determining net value received.
             911          (d) (i) Prior to the municipal legislative body making any decision to appropriate any
             912      funds for a corporate purpose under this section, a public hearing shall be held.
             913          (ii) Notice of the hearing described in Subsection (3)(d)(i) shall be published:
             914          (A) (I) in a newspaper of general circulation at least 14 days before the date of the
             915      hearing; or
             916          (II) if there is no newspaper of general circulation, by posting notice in at least three
             917      conspicuous places within the municipality for the same time period; and
             918          (B) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             919      in Section 63F-1-701 , at least 14 days before the date of the hearing.
             920          (e) A study shall be performed before notice of the public hearing is given and shall be
             921      made available at the municipality for review by interested parties at least 14 days immediately
             922      prior to the public hearing, setting forth an analysis and demonstrating the purpose for the
             923      appropriation. In making the study, the following factors shall be considered:
             924          (i) what identified benefit the municipality will receive in return for any money or


             925      resources appropriated;
             926          (ii) the municipality's purpose for the appropriation, including an analysis of the way
             927      the appropriation will be used to enhance the safety, health, prosperity, moral well-being,
             928      peace, order, comfort, or convenience of the inhabitants of the municipality; and
             929          (iii) whether the appropriation is necessary and appropriate to accomplish the
             930      reasonable goals and objectives of the municipality in the area of economic development, job
             931      creation, affordable housing, blight elimination, job preservation, the preservation of historic
             932      structures and property, and any other public purpose.
             933          (f) (i) An appeal may be taken from a final decision of the municipal legislative body,
             934      to make an appropriation.
             935          (ii) The appeal shall be filed within 30 days after the date of that decision, to the
             936      district court.
             937          (iii) Any appeal shall be based on the record of the proceedings before the legislative
             938      body.
             939          (iv) A decision of the municipal legislative body shall be presumed to be valid unless
             940      the appealing party shows that the decision was arbitrary, capricious, or illegal.
             941          (g) The provisions of this Subsection (3) apply only to those appropriations made after
             942      May 6, 2002.
             943          (h) This section applies only to appropriations not otherwise approved pursuant to Title
             944      10, Chapter 5, Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for Utah Towns, or Title 10, Chapter 6, Uniform
             945      Fiscal Procedures Act for Utah Cities.
             946          (4) (a) Before a municipality may dispose of a significant parcel of real property, the
             947      municipality shall:
             948          (i) provide reasonable notice of the proposed disposition at least 14 days before the
             949      opportunity for public comment under Subsection (4)(a)(ii); and
             950          (ii) allow an opportunity for public comment on the proposed disposition.
             951          (b) Each municipality shall, by ordinance, define what constitutes:
             952          (i) a significant parcel of real property for purposes of Subsection (4)(a); and
             953          (ii) reasonable notice for purposes of Subsection (4)(a)(i).
             954          (5) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(d), each municipality intending to acquire
             955      real property for the purpose of expanding the municipality's infrastructure or other facilities


             956      used for providing services that the municipality offers or intends to offer shall provide written
             957      notice, as provided in this Subsection (5), of its intent to acquire the property if:
             958          (i) the property is located:
             959          (A) outside the boundaries of the municipality; and
             960          (B) in a county of the first or second class; and
             961          (ii) the intended use of the property is contrary to:
             962          (A) the anticipated use of the property under the general plan of the county in whose
             963      unincorporated area or the municipality in whose boundaries the property is located; or
             964          (B) the property's current zoning designation.
             965          (b) Each notice under Subsection (5)(a) shall:
             966          (i) indicate that the municipality intends to acquire real property;
             967          (ii) identify the real property; and
             968          (iii) be sent to:
             969          (A) each county in whose unincorporated area and each municipality in whose
             970      boundaries the property is located; and
             971          (B) each affected entity.
             972          (c) A notice under this Subsection (5) is a protected record as provided in Subsection
             973      63G-2-305 (7).
             974          (d) (i) The notice requirement of Subsection (5)(a) does not apply if the municipality
             975      previously provided notice under Section 10-9a-203 identifying the general location within the
             976      municipality or unincorporated part of the county where the property to be acquired is located.
             977          (ii) If a municipality is not required to comply with the notice requirement of
             978      Subsection (5)(a) because of application of Subsection (5)(d)(i), the municipality shall provide
             979      the notice specified in Subsection (5)(a) as soon as practicable after its acquisition of the real
             980      property.
             981          Section 15. Section 10-9a-204 is amended to read:
             982           10-9a-204. Notice of public hearings and public meetings to consider general plan
             983      or modifications.
             984          (1) Each municipality shall provide:
             985          (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the original
             986      adoption or any modification of all or any portion of a general plan; and


             987          (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
             988          (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be at least 10 calendar
             989      days before the public hearing and shall be:
             990          (a) (i) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area; and
             991          (ii) published [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website
             992      created in Section 63F-1-701 ;
             993          (b) mailed to each affected entity; and
             994          (c) posted:
             995          (i) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
             996          (ii) on the municipality's official website.
             997          (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours
             998      before the meeting and shall be:
             999          (a) (i) submitted to a newspaper of general circulation in the area; and
             1000          (ii) published [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website
             1001      created in Section 63F-1-701 ; and
             1002          (b) posted:
             1003          (i) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
             1004          (ii) on the municipality's official website.
             1005          Section 16. Section 10-9a-205 is amended to read:
             1006           10-9a-205. Notice of public hearings and public meetings on adoption or
             1007      modification of land use ordinance.
             1008          (1) Each municipality shall give:
             1009          (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the
             1010      adoption or any modification of a land use ordinance; and
             1011          (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
             1012          (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be:
             1013          (a) mailed to each affected entity at least 10 calendar days before the public hearing;
             1014          (b) posted:
             1015          (i) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
             1016          (ii) on the municipality's official website; and
             1017          (c) (i) (A) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area at least 10


             1018      calendar days before the public hearing; and
             1019          (B) published [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice
             1020      Website created in Section 63F-1-701 , at least 10 calendar days before the public hearing; or
             1021          (ii) mailed at least three days before the public hearing to:
             1022          (A) each property owner whose land is directly affected by the land use ordinance
             1023      change; and
             1024          (B) each adjacent property owner within the parameters specified by municipal
             1025      ordinance.
             1026          (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours
             1027      before the meeting and shall be posted:
             1028          (a) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
             1029          (b) on the municipality's official website.
             1030          Section 17. Section 10-9a-208 is amended to read:
             1031           10-9a-208. Hearing and notice for proposal to vacate a public street,
             1032      right-of-way, or easement.
             1033          (1) For any proposal to vacate some or all of a public street, right-of-way, or easement,
             1034      the legislative body shall:
             1035          (a) hold a public hearing; and
             1036          (b) give notice of the date, place, and time of the hearing, as provided in Subsection
             1037      (2).
             1038          (2) At least 10 days before the public hearing under Subsection (1)(a), the notice
             1039      required under Subsection (1)(b) shall be:
             1040          (a) mailed to the record owner of each parcel that is accessed by the public street,
             1041      right-of-way, or easement;
             1042          (b) mailed to each affected entity;
             1043          (c) posted on or near the street, right-of-way, or easement in a manner that is calculated
             1044      to alert the public; and
             1045          (d) (i) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality in which the
             1046      land subject to the petition is located; and
             1047          (ii) published [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website
             1048      created in Section 63F-1-701 .


             1049          Section 18. Section 10-18-203 is amended to read:
             1050           10-18-203. Feasibility study on providing cable television or public
             1051      telecommunications services -- Public hearings.
             1052          (1) If a feasibility consultant is hired under Section 10-18-202 , the legislative body of
             1053      the municipality shall require the feasibility consultant to:
             1054          (a) complete the feasibility study in accordance with this section;
             1055          (b) submit to the legislative body by no later than 180 days from the date the feasibility
             1056      consultant is hired to conduct the feasibility study:
             1057          (i) the full written results of the feasibility study; and
             1058          (ii) a summary of the results that is no longer than one page in length; and
             1059          (c) attend the public hearings described in Subsection (4) to:
             1060          (i) present the feasibility study results; and
             1061          (ii) respond to questions from the public.
             1062          (2) The feasibility study described in Subsection (1) shall at a minimum consider:
             1063          (a) (i) if the municipality is proposing to provide cable television services to
             1064      subscribers, whether the municipality providing cable television services in the manner
             1065      proposed by the municipality will hinder or advance competition for cable television services
             1066      in the municipality;
             1067          (ii) if the municipality is proposing to provide public telecommunications services to
             1068      subscribers, whether the municipality providing public telecommunications services in the
             1069      manner proposed by the municipality will hinder or advance competition for public
             1070      telecommunications services in the municipality;
             1071          (b) whether but for the municipality any person would provide the proposed:
             1072          (i) cable television services; or
             1073          (ii) public telecommunications services;
             1074          (c) the fiscal impact on the municipality of:
             1075          (i) the capital investment in facilities that will be used to provide the proposed:
             1076          (A) cable television services; or
             1077          (B) public telecommunications services; and
             1078          (ii) the expenditure of funds for labor, financing, and administering the proposed:
             1079          (A) cable television services; or


             1080          (B) public telecommunications services;
             1081          (d) the projected growth in demand in the municipality for the proposed:
             1082          (i) cable television services; or
             1083          (ii) public telecommunications services;
             1084          (e) the projections at the time of the feasibility study and for the next five years, of a
             1085      full-cost accounting for a municipality to purchase, lease, construct, maintain, or operate the
             1086      facilities necessary to provide the proposed:
             1087          (i) cable television services; or
             1088          (ii) public telecommunications services; and
             1089          (f) the projections at the time of the feasibility study and for the next five years of the
             1090      revenues to be generated from the proposed:
             1091          (i) cable television services; or
             1092          (ii) public telecommunications services.
             1093          (3) For purposes of the financial projections required under Subsections (2)(e) and (f),
             1094      the feasibility consultant shall assume that the municipality will price the proposed cable
             1095      television services or public telecommunications services consistent with Subsection
             1096      10-18-303 (5).
             1097          (4) If the results of the feasibility study satisfy the revenue requirement of Subsection
             1098      10-18-202 (3), the legislative body, at the next regular meeting after the legislative body
             1099      receives the results of the feasibility study, shall schedule at least two public hearings to be
             1100      held:
             1101          (a) within 60 days of the meeting at which the public hearings are scheduled;
             1102          (b) at least seven days apart; and
             1103          (c) for the purpose of allowing:
             1104          (i) the feasibility consultant to present the results of the feasibility study; and
             1105          (ii) the public to:
             1106          (A) become informed about the feasibility study results; and
             1107          (B) ask questions of the feasibility consultant about the results of the feasibility study.
             1108          (5) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(b), the municipality shall publish notice of
             1109      the public hearings required under Subsection (4):
             1110          (i) at least once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general


             1111      circulation in the municipality and at least three days before the first public hearing required
             1112      under Subsection (4); and
             1113          (ii) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             1114      in Section 63F-1-701 for three weeks, at least three days before the first public hearing required
             1115      under Subsection (4).
             1116          (b) (i) In accordance with Subsection (5)(a)(i), if there is no newspaper of general
             1117      circulation in the municipality, for each 1,000 residents, the municipality shall post at least one
             1118      notice of the hearings in a conspicuous place within the municipality that is likely to give
             1119      notice of the hearings to the greatest number of residents of the municipality.
             1120          (ii) The municipality shall post the notices at least seven days before the first public
             1121      hearing required under Subsection (4) is held.
             1122          Section 19. Section 10-18-302 is amended to read:
             1123           10-18-302. Bonding authority.
             1124          (1) In accordance with Title 11, Chapter 14, Local Government Bonding Act, the
             1125      legislative body of a municipality may by resolution determine to issue one or more revenue
             1126      bonds or general obligation bonds to finance the capital costs for facilities necessary to provide
             1127      to subscribers:
             1128          (a) a cable television service; or
             1129          (b) a public telecommunications service.
             1130          (2) The resolution described in Subsection (1) shall:
             1131          (a) describe the purpose for which the indebtedness is to be created; and
             1132          (b) specify the dollar amount of the one or more bonds proposed to be issued.
             1133          (3) (a) A revenue bond issued under this section shall be secured and paid for:
             1134          (i) from the revenues generated by the municipality from providing:
             1135          (A) cable television services with respect to revenue bonds issued to finance facilities
             1136      for the municipality's cable television services; and
             1137          (B) public telecommunications services with respect to revenue bonds issued to finance
             1138      facilities for the municipality's public telecommunications services; and
             1139          (ii) notwithstanding Subsection (3)(b) and Subsection 10-18-303 (3)(a), from revenues
             1140      generated under Title 59, Chapter 12, Sales and Use Tax Act, if:
             1141          (A) notwithstanding Subsection 11-14-201 (3) and except as provided in Subsections


             1142      (4) and (5), the revenue bond is approved by the registered voters in an election held:
             1143          (I) except as provided in Subsection (3)(a)(ii)(A)(II), pursuant to the provisions of Title
             1144      11, Chapter 14, Local Government Bonding Act, that govern bond elections; and
             1145          (II) notwithstanding Subsection 11-14-203 (2), at a regular general election;
             1146          (B) the revenues described in this Subsection (3)(a)(ii) are pledged as security for the
             1147      revenue bond; and
             1148          (C) the municipality or municipalities annually appropriate the revenues described in
             1149      this Subsection (3)(a)(ii) to secure and pay the revenue bond issued under this section.
             1150          (b) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(a)(ii), a municipality may not pay the
             1151      origination, financing, or other carrying costs associated with the one or more revenue bonds
             1152      issued under this section from the general funds or other enterprise funds of the municipality.
             1153          (4) (a) As used in this Subsection (4), "municipal entity" means an entity created
             1154      pursuant to an agreement:
             1155          (i) under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act; and
             1156          (ii) to which a municipality is a party.
             1157          (b) The requirements of Subsection (3)(a)(ii)(A) do not apply to a municipality or
             1158      municipal entity that issues revenue bonds, or to a municipality that is a member of a municipal
             1159      entity that issues revenue bonds, if:
             1160          (i) on or before March 2, 2004, the municipality that is issuing revenue bonds or that is
             1161      a member of a municipal entity that is issuing revenue bonds has published the first notice
             1162      described in Subsection (4)(b)(iii);
             1163          (ii) on or before April 15, 2004, the municipality that is issuing revenue bonds or that
             1164      is a member of a municipal entity that is issuing revenue bonds makes the decision to pledge
             1165      the revenues described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii) as security for the revenue bonds described in
             1166      this Subsection (4)(b)(ii);
             1167          (iii) the municipality that is issuing the revenue bonds or the municipality that is a
             1168      member of the municipal entity that is issuing the revenue bonds has:
             1169          (A) held a public hearing for which public notice was given by publication of the
             1170      notice:
             1171          (I) in a newspaper published in the municipality or in a newspaper of general
             1172      circulation within the municipality for two consecutive weeks, with the first publication being


             1173      not less than 14 days before the public hearing; and
             1174          (II) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             1175      in Section 63F-1-701 for two weeks before the public hearing; and
             1176          (B) the notice identifies:
             1177          (I) that the notice is given pursuant to Title 11, Chapter 14, Local Government Bonding
             1178      Act;
             1179          (II) the purpose for the bonds to be issued;
             1180          (III) the maximum amount of the revenues described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii) that will
             1181      be pledged in any fiscal year;
             1182          (IV) the maximum number of years that the pledge will be in effect; and
             1183          (V) the time, place, and location for the public hearing;
             1184          (iv) the municipal entity that issues revenue bonds:
             1185          (A) adopts a final financing plan; and
             1186          (B) in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and
             1187      Management Act, makes available to the public at the time the municipal entity adopts the final
             1188      financing plan:
             1189          (I) the final financing plan; and
             1190          (II) all contracts entered into by the municipal entity, except as protected by Title 63G,
             1191      Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act;
             1192          (v) any municipality that is a member of a municipal entity described in Subsection
             1193      (4)(b)(iv):
             1194          (A) not less than 30 calendar days after the municipal entity complies with Subsection
             1195      (4)(b)(iv)(B), holds a final public hearing;
             1196          (B) provides notice, at the time the municipality schedules the final public hearing, to
             1197      any person who has provided to the municipality a written request for notice; and
             1198          (C) makes all reasonable efforts to provide fair opportunity for oral testimony by all
             1199      interested parties; and
             1200          (vi) except with respect to a municipality that issued bonds prior to March 1, 2004, not
             1201      more than 50% of the average annual debt service of all revenue bonds described in this section
             1202      to provide service throughout the municipality or municipal entity may be paid from the
             1203      revenues described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii).


             1204          (5) On or after July 1, 2007, the requirements of Subsection (3)(a)(ii)(A) do not apply
             1205      to a municipality that issues revenue bonds if:
             1206          (a) the municipality that is issuing the revenue bonds has:
             1207          (i) held a public hearing for which public notice was given by publication of the notice:
             1208          (A) in a newspaper published in the municipality or in a newspaper of general
             1209      circulation within the municipality for two consecutive weeks, with the first publication being
             1210      not less than 14 days before the public hearing; and
             1211          (B) on the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 for 14 days before
             1212      the public hearing; and
             1213          (ii) the notice identifies:
             1214          (A) that the notice is given pursuant to Title 11, Chapter 14, Local Government
             1215      Bonding Act;
             1216          (B) the purpose for the bonds to be issued;
             1217          (C) the maximum amount of the revenues described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii) that will be
             1218      pledged in any fiscal year;
             1219          (D) the maximum number of years that the pledge will be in effect; and
             1220          (E) the time, place, and location for the public hearing; and
             1221          (b) except with respect to a municipality that issued bonds prior to March 1, 2004, not
             1222      more than 50% of the average annual debt service of all revenue bonds described in this section
             1223      to provide service throughout the municipality or municipal entity may be paid from the
             1224      revenues described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii).
             1225          (6) A municipality that issues bonds pursuant to this section may not make or grant any
             1226      undue or unreasonable preference or advantage to itself or to any private provider of:
             1227          (a) cable television services; or
             1228          (b) public telecommunications services.
             1229          Section 20. Section 11-14-202 is amended to read:
             1230           11-14-202. Notice of election -- Contents -- Publication -- Mailing.
             1231          (1) The governing body shall ensure that notice of the election is published:
             1232          (a) [(i) (A)] once per week during three consecutive weeks in a newspaper designated
             1233      in accordance with Section 11-14-316 [; and (B)], the first publication [described in Subsection
             1234      (1)(a)(i)(A) occurs] occurring not less than 21 nor more than 35 days before the election; and


             1235          [(C) in a newspaper having general circulation in the local political subdivision; and]
             1236          (b) in accordance with Section 45-1-101 for the three weeks that immediately precede
             1237      the election.
             1238          (2) When the debt service on the bonds to be issued will increase the property tax
             1239      imposed upon the average value of a residence by an amount that is greater than or equal to $15
             1240      per year, the governing body shall, at least seven days but not more than 30 days before the
             1241      bond election, if the bond election is not held on the date of a regular primary election, a
             1242      municipal primary election, a regular general election, or a municipal general election, either
             1243      mail:
             1244          (a) written notice of the bond election on a minimum three inch by five inch postcard
             1245      to every household containing a registered voter who is eligible to vote on the bonds; or
             1246          (b) a voter information pamphlet prepared by the governing body, if one is prepared,
             1247      that includes the information required by Subsection (4).
             1248          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), notice of the bond election need not be
             1249      posted.
             1250          (b) (i) In a local political subdivision where there is no newspaper of general
             1251      circulation, the legislative body may require that notice of a bond election be given by posting
             1252      in lieu of the publication requirements of Subsection (1)(a)(i).
             1253          (ii) When the governing body imposes a posting requirement, the governing body shall
             1254      ensure that notice of the bond election is posted in at least five public places in the local
             1255      political subdivision at least 21 days before the election.
             1256          (4) Any notice required by this section shall include:
             1257          (a) the date and place of the election;
             1258          (b) the hours during which the polls will be open; and
             1259          (c) the title and text of the ballot proposition.
             1260          (5) The governing body shall pay the costs associated with the notice required by this
             1261      section.
             1262          Section 21. Section 11-42-402 is amended to read:
             1263           11-42-402. Notice of assessment and board of equalization hearing.
             1264          Each notice required under Subsection 11-42-401 (2)(a)(iii) shall:
             1265          (1) state:


             1266          (a) that an assessment list is completed and available for examination at the offices of
             1267      the local entity;
             1268          (b) the total estimated or actual cost of the improvements;
             1269          (c) the amount of the total estimated or actual cost of the proposed improvements to be
             1270      paid by the local entity;
             1271          (d) the amount of the assessment to be levied against benefitted property within the
             1272      assessment area;
             1273          (e) the assessment method used to calculate the proposed assessment;
             1274          (f) the unit cost used to calculate the assessments shown on the assessment list, based
             1275      on the assessment method used to calculate the proposed assessment; and
             1276          (g) the dates, times, and place of the board of equalization hearings under Subsection
             1277      11-42-401 (2)(b);
             1278          (2) beginning at least 20 but not more than 35 days before the first hearing of the board
             1279      of equalization:
             1280          (a) (i) be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation within the local
             1281      entity's jurisdictional boundaries; or
             1282          (ii) if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the local entity's jurisdictional
             1283      boundaries, be posted in at least three public places within the local entity's jurisdictional
             1284      boundaries; and
             1285          (b) be published [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice
             1286      Website created in Section 63F-1-701 for 35 days before the first hearing of the board of
             1287      equalization; and
             1288          (3) be mailed, postage prepaid, within 10 days after the first publication or posting of
             1289      the notice under Subsection (2) to each owner of property to be assessed within the proposed
             1290      assessment area at the property owner's mailing address.
             1291          Section 22. Section 17-27a-204 is amended to read:
             1292           17-27a-204. Notice of public hearings and public meetings to consider general
             1293      plan or modifications.
             1294          (1) A county shall provide:
             1295          (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the original
             1296      adoption or any modification of all or any portion of a general plan; and


             1297          (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
             1298          (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be at least 10 calendar
             1299      days before the public hearing and shall be:
             1300          (a) (i) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area; and
             1301          (ii) published [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice
             1302      Website created in Section 63F-1-701 ;
             1303          (b) mailed to each affected entity; and
             1304          (c) posted:
             1305          (i) in at least three public locations within the county; or
             1306          (ii) on the county's official website.
             1307          (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours
             1308      before the meeting and shall be:
             1309          (a) (i) submitted to a newspaper of general circulation in the area; and
             1310          (ii) published [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice
             1311      Website created in Section 63F-1-701 ; and
             1312          (b) posted:
             1313          (i) in at least three public locations within the county; or
             1314          (ii) on the county's official website.
             1315          Section 23. Section 17-27a-205 is amended to read:
             1316           17-27a-205. Notice of public hearings and public meetings on adoption or
             1317      modification of land use ordinance.
             1318          (1) Each county shall give:
             1319          (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the
             1320      adoption or modification of a land use ordinance; and
             1321          (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
             1322          (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be:
             1323          (a) mailed to each affected entity at least 10 calendar days before the public hearing;
             1324          (b) posted:
             1325          (i) in at least three public locations within the county; or
             1326          (ii) on the county's official website; and
             1327          (c) (i) published:


             1328          (A) in a newspaper of general circulation in the area at least 10 calendar days before
             1329      the public hearing; and
             1330          (B) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             1331      in Section 63F-1-701 , at least 10 calendar days before the public hearing; or
             1332          (ii) mailed at least three days before the public hearing to:
             1333          (A) each property owner whose land is directly affected by the land use ordinance
             1334      change; and
             1335          (B) each adjacent property owner within the parameters specified by county ordinance.
             1336          (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours
             1337      before the hearing and shall be posted:
             1338          (a) in at least three public locations within the county; or
             1339          (b) on the county's official website.
             1340          Section 24. Section 17-27a-208 is amended to read:
             1341           17-27a-208. Hearing and notice for proposal to vacate a public street,
             1342      right-of-way, or easement.
             1343          (1) For any proposal to vacate some or all of a public street, right-of-way, or easement,
             1344      the legislative body shall:
             1345          (a) hold a public hearing; and
             1346          (b) give notice of the date, place, and time of the hearing, as provided in Subsection
             1347      (2).
             1348          (2) At least 10 days before the public hearing under Subsection (1)(a), the notice
             1349      required under Subsection (1)(b) shall be:
             1350          (a) mailed to the record owner of each parcel that is accessed by the public street,
             1351      right-of-way, or easement;
             1352          (b) mailed to each affected entity;
             1353          (c) posted on or near the street, right-of-way, or easement in a manner that is calculated
             1354      to alert the public; and
             1355          (d) (i) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the land
             1356      subject to the petition is located; and
             1357          (ii) published [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website
             1358      created in Section 63F-1-701 .


             1359          Section 25. Section 17-27a-306 is amended to read:
             1360           17-27a-306. Townships.
             1361          (1) (a) A township may be established as provided in this Subsection (1).
             1362          (b) A township may not be established unless the area to be included within the
             1363      proposed township:
             1364          (i) is unincorporated;
             1365          (ii) is contiguous; and
             1366          (iii) (A) contains:
             1367          (I) at least 20% but not more than 80% of:
             1368          (Aa) the total private land area in the unincorporated county; or
             1369          (Bb) the total value of locally assessed taxable property in the unincorporated county;
             1370      or
             1371          (II) (Aa) in a county of the first, second, or third class, at least 5% of the total
             1372      population of the unincorporated county; or
             1373          (Bb) in a county of the fourth, fifth, or sixth class, at least 25% of the total population
             1374      of the unincorporated county; or
             1375          (B) has been declared by the United States Census Bureau as a census designated
             1376      place.
             1377          (c) (i) The process to establish a township is initiated by the filing of a petition with the
             1378      clerk of the county in which the proposed township is located.
             1379          (ii) A petition to establish a township may not be filed if it proposes the establishment
             1380      of a township that includes an area within a proposed township in a petition that has previously
             1381      been certified under Subsection (1)(f), until after the canvass of an election on the proposed
             1382      township under Subsection (1)(h).
             1383          (d) A petition under Subsection (1)(c) to establish a township shall:
             1384          (i) be signed by the owners of private real property that:
             1385          (A) is located within the proposed township;
             1386          (B) covers at least 10% of the total private land area within the proposed township;
             1387          (C) is equal in value to at least 10% of the value of all private real property within the
             1388      proposed township;
             1389          (ii) be accompanied by an accurate plat or map showing the boundary of the contiguous


             1390      area proposed to be established as a township;
             1391          (iii) indicate the typed or printed name and current residence address of each owner
             1392      signing the petition;
             1393          (iv) designate up to five signers of the petition as petition sponsors, one of whom shall
             1394      be designated as the contact sponsor, with the mailing address and telephone number of each
             1395      petition sponsor;
             1396          (v) authorize the petition sponsor or sponsors to act on behalf of all owners signing the
             1397      petition for purposes of the petition; and
             1398          (vi) request the county legislative body to provide notice of the petition and of a public
             1399      hearing, hold a public hearing, and conduct an election on the proposal to establish a township.
             1400          (e) Subsection 10-2-101 (3) applies to a petition to establish a township to the same
             1401      extent as if it were an incorporation petition under Title 10, Chapter 2, Part 1, Incorporation.
             1402          (f) (i) Within seven days after the filing of a petition under Subsection (1)(c) proposing
             1403      the establishment of a township in a county of the first or second class, the county clerk shall
             1404      provide notice of the filing of the petition to:
             1405          (A) each owner of real property owning more than 1% of the assessed value of all real
             1406      property within the proposed township; and
             1407          (B) each owner of real property owning more than 850 acres of real property within the
             1408      proposed township.
             1409          (ii) A property owner may exclude all or part of the property owner's property from a
             1410      proposed township in a county of the first or second class:
             1411          (A) if:
             1412          (I) (Aa) (Ii) the property owner owns more than 1% of the assessed value of all
             1413      property within the proposed township;
             1414          (IIii) the property is nonurban; and
             1415          (IIIiii) the property does not or will not require municipal provision of municipal-type
             1416      services; or
             1417          (Bb) the property owner owns more than 850 acres of real property within the proposed
             1418      township; and
             1419          (II) exclusion of the property will not leave within the township an island of property
             1420      that is not part of the township; and


             1421          (B) by filing a notice of exclusion within 10 days after receiving the clerk's notice
             1422      under Subsection (1)(f)(i).
             1423          (iii) (A) The county legislative body shall exclude from the proposed township the
             1424      property identified in a notice of exclusion timely filed under Subsection (1)(f)(ii)(B) if the
             1425      property meets the applicable requirements of Subsection (1)(f)(ii)(A).
             1426          (B) If the county legislative body excludes property from a proposed township under
             1427      Subsection (1)(f)(iii), the county legislative body shall, within five days after the exclusion,
             1428      send written notice of its action to the contact sponsor.
             1429          (g) (i) Within 45 days after the filing of a petition under Subsection (1)(c), the county
             1430      clerk shall:
             1431          (A) with the assistance of other county officers from whom the clerk requests
             1432      assistance, determine whether the petition complies with the requirements of Subsection (1)(d);
             1433      and
             1434          (B) (I) if the clerk determines that the petition complies with the requirements of
             1435      Subsection (1)(d):
             1436          (Aa) certify the petition and deliver the certified petition to the county legislative body;
             1437      and
             1438          (Bb) mail or deliver written notification of the certification to the contact sponsor; or
             1439          (II) if the clerk determines that the petition fails to comply with any of the requirements
             1440      of Subsection (1)(d), reject the petition and notify the contact sponsor in writing of the
             1441      rejection and the reasons for the rejection.
             1442          (ii) If the county clerk rejects a petition under Subsection (1)(g)(i)(B)(II), the petition
             1443      may be amended to correct the deficiencies for which it was rejected and then refiled with the
             1444      county clerk.
             1445          (h) (i) Within 90 days after a petition to establish a township is certified, the county
             1446      legislative body shall hold a public hearing on the proposal to establish a township.
             1447          (ii) A public hearing under Subsection (1)(h)(i) shall be:
             1448          (A) within the boundary of the proposed township; or
             1449          (B) if holding a public hearing in that area is not practicable, as close to that area as
             1450      practicable.
             1451          (iii) At least one week before holding a public hearing under Subsection (1)(h)(i), the


             1452      county legislative body shall publish notice of the petition and the time, date, and place of the
             1453      public hearing:
             1454          (A) at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the county; and
             1455          (B) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             1456      Section 63F-1-701 .
             1457          (i) Following the public hearing under Subsection (1)(h)(i), the county legislative body
             1458      shall arrange for the proposal to establish a township to be submitted to voters residing within
             1459      the proposed township at the next regular general election that is more than 90 days after the
             1460      public hearing.
             1461          (j) A township is established at the time of the canvass of the results of an election
             1462      under Subsection (1)(i) if the canvass indicates that a majority of voters voting on the proposal
             1463      to establish a township voted in favor of the proposal.
             1464          (k) (i) A township that was dissolved under Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 389, is
             1465      reinstated as a township under this part with the same boundaries and name as before the
             1466      dissolution, if the former township consisted of a single, contiguous land area.
             1467          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(k)(i), a county legislative body may enact an
             1468      ordinance establishing as a township under this part a former township that was dissolved
             1469      under Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 389, even though the former township does not qualify to be
             1470      reinstated under Subsection (1)(k)(i).
             1471          (iii) A township reinstated under Subsection (1)(k)(i) or established under Subsection
             1472      (1)(k)(ii) is subject to the provisions of this part.
             1473          (l) A township established under this section on or after May 5, 1997, may use the
             1474      word "township" in its name.
             1475          (2) The county legislative body may:
             1476          (a) assign to the countywide planning commission the duties established in this part
             1477      that would have been assumed by a township planning commission designated under
             1478      Subsection (2)(b); or
             1479          (b) designate and appoint a planning commission for the township.
             1480          (3) (a) An area within the boundary of a township may be withdrawn from the
             1481      township as provided in this Subsection (3).
             1482          (b) The process to withdraw an area from a township is initiated by the filing of a


             1483      petition with the clerk of the county in which the township is located.
             1484          (c) A petition under Subsection (3)(b) shall:
             1485          (i) be signed by the owners of private real property that:
             1486          (A) is located within the area proposed to be withdrawn from the township;
             1487          (B) covers at least 50% of the total private land area within the area proposed to be
             1488      withdrawn from the township; and
             1489          (C) is equal in value to at least 33% of the value of all private real property within the
             1490      area proposed to be withdrawn from the township;
             1491          (ii) state the reason or reasons for the proposed withdrawal;
             1492          (iii) be accompanied by an accurate plat or map showing the boundary of the
             1493      contiguous area proposed to be withdrawn from the township;
             1494          (iv) indicate the typed or printed name and current residence address of each owner
             1495      signing the petition;
             1496          (v) designate up to five signers of the petition as petition sponsors, one of whom shall
             1497      be designated as the contact sponsor, with the mailing address and telephone number of each
             1498      petition sponsor;
             1499          (vi) authorize the petition sponsor or sponsors to act on behalf of all owners signing the
             1500      petition for purposes of the petition; and
             1501          (vii) request the county legislative body to withdraw the area from the township.
             1502          (d) Subsection 10-2-101 (3) applies to a petition to withdraw an area from a township to
             1503      the same extent as if it were an incorporation petition under Title 10, Chapter 2, Part 1,
             1504      Incorporation.
             1505          (e) (i) Within 45 days after the filing of a petition under Subsection (3)(b), the county
             1506      clerk shall:
             1507          (A) with the assistance of other county officers from whom the clerk requests
             1508      assistance, determine whether the petition complies with the requirements of Subsection (3)(c);
             1509      and
             1510          (B) (I) if the clerk determines that the petition complies with the requirements of
             1511      Subsection (3)(c):
             1512          (Aa) certify the petition and deliver the certified petition to the county legislative body;
             1513      and


             1514          (Bb) mail or deliver written notification of the certification to the contact sponsor; or
             1515          (II) if the clerk determines that the petition fails to comply with any of the requirements
             1516      of Subsection (3)(c), reject the petition and notify the contact sponsor in writing of the rejection
             1517      and the reasons for the rejection.
             1518          (ii) If the county clerk rejects a petition under Subsection (3)(e)(i)(B)(II), the petition
             1519      may be amended to correct the deficiencies for which it was rejected and then refiled with the
             1520      county clerk.
             1521          (f) (i) Within 60 days after a petition to withdraw an area from a township is certified,
             1522      the county legislative body shall hold a public hearing on the proposal to withdraw the area
             1523      from the township.
             1524          (ii) A public hearing under Subsection (3)(f)(i) shall be held:
             1525          (A) within the area proposed to be withdrawn from the township; or
             1526          (B) if holding a public hearing in that area is not practicable, as close to that area as
             1527      practicable.
             1528          (iii) Before holding a public hearing under Subsection (3)(f)(i), the county legislative
             1529      body shall:
             1530          (A) publish notice of the petition and the time, date, and place of the public hearing:
             1531          (I) at least once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general
             1532      circulation in the township; and
             1533          (II) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             1534      Section 63F-1-701 for three consecutive weeks; and
             1535          (B) mail a notice of the petition and the time, date, and place of the public hearing to
             1536      each owner of private real property within the area proposed to be withdrawn.
             1537          (g) (i) Within 45 days after the public hearing under Subsection (3)(f)(i), the county
             1538      legislative body shall make a written decision on the proposal to withdraw the area from the
             1539      township.
             1540          (ii) In making its decision as to whether to withdraw the area from the township, the
             1541      county legislative body shall consider:
             1542          (A) whether the withdrawal would leave the remaining township in a situation where
             1543      the future incorporation of an area within the township or the annexation of an area within the
             1544      township to an adjoining municipality would be economically or practically not feasible;


             1545          (B) if the withdrawal is a precursor to the incorporation or annexation of the withdrawn
             1546      area:
             1547          (I) whether the proposed subsequent incorporation or withdrawal:
             1548          (Aa) will leave or create an unincorporated island or peninsula; or
             1549          (Bb) will leave the county with an area within its unincorporated area for which the
             1550      cost, requirements, or other burdens of providing municipal services would materially increase
             1551      over previous years; and
             1552          (II) whether the municipality to be created or the municipality into which the
             1553      withdrawn area is expected to annex would be or is capable, in a cost effective manner, of
             1554      providing service to the withdrawn area that the county will no longer provide due to the
             1555      incorporation or annexation;
             1556          (C) the effects of a withdrawal on adjoining property owners, existing or projected
             1557      county streets or other public improvements, law enforcement, and zoning and other municipal
             1558      services provided by the county; and
             1559          (D) whether justice and equity favor the withdrawal.
             1560          (h) Upon the written decision of the county legislative body approving the withdrawal
             1561      of an area from a township, the area is withdrawn from the township and the township
             1562      continues as a township with a boundary that excludes the withdrawn area.
             1563          (4) (a) A township may be dissolved as provided in this Subsection (4).
             1564          (b) The process to dissolve a township is initiated by the filing of a petition with the
             1565      clerk of the county in which the township is located.
             1566          (c) A petition under Subsection (4)(b) shall:
             1567          (i) be signed by registered voters within the township equal in number to at least 25%
             1568      of all votes cast by voters within the township at the last congressional election;
             1569          (ii) state the reason or reasons for the proposed dissolution;
             1570          (iii) indicate the typed or printed name and current residence address of each person
             1571      signing the petition;
             1572          (iv) designate up to five signers of the petition as petition sponsors, one of whom shall
             1573      be designated as the contact sponsor, with the mailing address and telephone number of each
             1574      petition sponsor;
             1575          (v) authorize the petition sponsors to act on behalf of all persons signing the petition


             1576      for purposes of the petition; and
             1577          (vi) request the county legislative body to provide notice of the petition and of a public
             1578      hearing, hold a public hearing, and conduct an election on the proposal to dissolve the
             1579      township.
             1580          (d) (i) Within 45 days after the filing of a petition under Subsection (4)(b), the county
             1581      clerk shall:
             1582          (A) with the assistance of other county officers from whom the clerk requests
             1583      assistance, determine whether the petition complies with the requirements of Subsection (4)(c);
             1584      and
             1585          (B) (I) if the clerk determines that the petition complies with the requirements of
             1586      Subsection (4)(c):
             1587          (Aa) certify the petition and deliver the certified petition to the county legislative body;
             1588      and
             1589          (Bb) mail or deliver written notification of the certification to the contact sponsor; or
             1590          (II) if the clerk determines that the petition fails to comply with any of the requirements
             1591      of Subsection (4)(c), reject the petition and notify the contact sponsor in writing of the rejection
             1592      and the reasons for the rejection.
             1593          (ii) If the county clerk rejects a petition under Subsection (4)(d)(i)(B)(II), the petition
             1594      may be amended to correct the deficiencies for which it was rejected and then refiled with the
             1595      county clerk.
             1596          (e) (i) Within 60 days after a petition to dissolve the township is certified, the county
             1597      legislative body shall hold a public hearing on the proposal to dissolve the township.
             1598          (ii) A public hearing under Subsection (4)(e)(i) shall be held:
             1599          (A) within the boundary of the township; or
             1600          (B) if holding a public hearing in that area is not practicable, as close to that area as
             1601      practicable.
             1602          (iii) Before holding a public hearing under Subsection (4)(e)(i), the county legislative
             1603      body shall publish notice of the petition and the time, date, and place of the public hearing:
             1604          (A) at least once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general
             1605      circulation in the township[.]; and
             1606          (B) on the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 for three


             1607      consecutive weeks immediately before the public hearing.
             1608          (f) Following the public hearing under Subsection (4)(e)(i), the county legislative body
             1609      shall arrange for the proposal to dissolve the township to be submitted to voters residing within
             1610      the township at the next regular general election that is more than 90 days after the public
             1611      hearing.
             1612          (g) A township is dissolved at the time of the canvass of the results of an election under
             1613      Subsection (4)(f) if the canvass indicates that a majority of voters voting on the proposal to
             1614      dissolve the township voted in favor of the proposal.
             1615          Section 26. Section 17-27a-404 is amended to read:
             1616           17-27a-404. Public hearing by planning commission on proposed general plan or
             1617      amendment -- Notice -- Revisions to general plan or amendment -- Adoption or rejection
             1618      by legislative body.
             1619          (1) (a) After completing its recommendation for a proposed general plan, or proposal to
             1620      amend the general plan, the planning commission shall schedule and hold a public hearing on
             1621      the proposed plan or amendment.
             1622          (b) The planning commission shall provide notice of the public hearing, as required by
             1623      Section 17-27a-204 .
             1624          (c) After the public hearing, the planning commission may modify the proposed
             1625      general plan or amendment.
             1626          (2) The planning commission shall forward the proposed general plan or amendment to
             1627      the legislative body.
             1628          (3) (a) As provided by local ordinance and by Section 17-27a-204 , the legislative body
             1629      shall provide notice of its intent to consider the general plan proposal.
             1630          (b) (i) In addition to the requirements of Subsections (1), (2), and (3)(a), the legislative
             1631      body shall hold a public hearing in Salt Lake City on provisions of the proposed county plan
             1632      regarding Subsection 17-27a-401 (3). The hearing procedure shall comply with this Subsection
             1633      (3)(b).
             1634          (ii) The hearing format shall allow adequate time for public comment at the actual
             1635      public hearing, and shall also allow for public comment in writing to be submitted to the
             1636      legislative body for not fewer than 90 days after the date of the public hearing.
             1637          (c) (i) The legislative body shall give notice of the hearing in accordance with this


             1638      Subsection (3) when the proposed plan provisions required by Subsection 17-27a-401 (3) are
             1639      complete.
             1640          (ii) Direct notice of the hearing shall be given, in writing, to the governor, members of
             1641      the state Legislature, executive director of the Department of Environmental Quality, the state
             1642      planning coordinator, the Resource Development Coordinating Committee, and any other
             1643      citizens or entities who specifically request notice in writing.
             1644          (iii) Public notice shall be given by publication:
             1645          (A) in at least one major Utah newspaper having broad general circulation in the state;
             1646      and
             1647          (B) in at least one Utah newspaper having a general circulation focused mainly on the
             1648      county where the proposed high-level nuclear waste or greater than class C radioactive waste
             1649      site is to be located; and
             1650          (C) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             1651      Section 63F-1-701 .
             1652          (iv) The notice shall be published to allow reasonable time for interested parties and
             1653      the state to evaluate the information regarding the provisions of Subsection 17-27a-401 (3),
             1654      including:
             1655          (A) in a newspaper described in Subsection (3)(c)(iii)(A), no less than 180 days before
             1656      the date of the hearing to be held under this Subsection (3); and
             1657          (B) publication described in Subsection (3)(c)(iii)(B) or (C) for 180 days before the
             1658      date of the hearing to be held under this Subsection (3).
             1659          (4) (a) After the public hearing required under this section, the legislative body may
             1660      make any revisions to the proposed general plan that it considers appropriate.
             1661          (b) The legislative body shall respond in writing and in a substantive manner to all
             1662      those providing comments as a result of the hearing required by Subsection (3).
             1663          (5) (a) The county legislative body may adopt or reject the proposed general plan or
             1664      amendment either as proposed by the planning commission or after making any revision the
             1665      county legislative body considers appropriate.
             1666          (b) If the county legislative body rejects the proposed general plan or amendment, it
             1667      may provide suggestions to the planning commission for its consideration.
             1668          (6) The legislative body shall adopt:


             1669          (a) a land use element as provided in Subsection 17-27a-403 (2)(a)(i);
             1670          (b) a transportation and traffic circulation element as provided in Subsection
             1671      17-27a-403 (2)(a)(ii); and
             1672          (c) after considering the factors included in Subsection 17-27a-403 (2)(b), a plan to
             1673      provide a realistic opportunity to meet estimated needs for additional moderate income housing
             1674      if long-term projections for land use and development occur.
             1675          Section 27. Section 17-36-12 is amended to read:
             1676           17-36-12. Notice of budget hearing.
             1677          (1) The governing body shall determine the time and place for the public hearing on the
             1678      adoption of the budget.
             1679          (2) Notice of such hearing shall be published:
             1680          (a) (i) at least seven days before the hearing in at least one newspaper of general
             1681      circulation within the county, if there is such a paper; or
             1682          (ii) if there is no newspaper as described in Subsection (2)(a)(i), by posting notice in
             1683      three conspicuous places within the county seven days before the hearing; and
             1684          (b) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             1685      in Section 63F-1-701 for seven days before the hearing.
             1686          Section 28. Section 17-36-26 is amended to read:
             1687           17-36-26. Increase in general fund budget.
             1688          (1) (a) The budget of the general fund may be increased by resolution of the governing
             1689      body, only after a duly called hearing shall have been held and all interested parties shall have
             1690      been given an opportunity to be heard.
             1691          (b) Notice of such hearing shall be published at least five days before such hearing:
             1692          (i) (A) in at least one issue of a newspaper generally circulated in the county; or
             1693          (B) if there is not a newspaper generally circulated in the county, the hearing may be
             1694      published by posting notice in three conspicuous places within the county; and
             1695          (ii) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             1696      Section 63F-1-701 .
             1697          (2) After such public hearing the governing body may amend the general fund budget
             1698      as it deems appropriate with due consideration to matters discussed at the public hearing and to
             1699      revised estimates of revenues.


             1700          Section 29. Section 17-41-304 is amended to read:
             1701           17-41-304. Public hearing -- Review and action on proposal.
             1702          (1) After receipt of the written reports from the advisory committee and planning
             1703      commission, or after the 45 days have expired, whichever is earlier, the county or municipal
             1704      legislative body shall:
             1705          (a) schedule a public hearing;
             1706          (b) provide notice of the public hearing by:
             1707          (i) publishing notice:
             1708          (A) in a newspaper having general circulation within:
             1709          (I) the same county as the land proposed for inclusion within the agriculture protection
             1710      area or industrial protection area, if the land is within the unincorporated part of the county; or
             1711          (II) the same city or town as the land proposed for inclusion within an agriculture
             1712      protection area or industrial protection area, if the land is within a city or town; and
             1713          (B) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             1714      Section 63F-1-701 ;
             1715          (ii) posting notice at five public places, designated by the applicable legislative body,
             1716      within or near the proposed agriculture protection area or industrial protection area; and
             1717          (iii) mailing written notice to each owner of land within 1,000 feet of the land proposed
             1718      for inclusion within an agriculture protection area or industrial protection area; and
             1719          (c) ensure that the notice includes:
             1720          (i) the time, date, and place of the public hearing on the proposal;
             1721          (ii) a description of the proposed agriculture protection area or industrial protection
             1722      area;
             1723          (iii) any proposed modifications to the proposed agriculture protection area or
             1724      industrial protection area;
             1725          (iv) a summary of the recommendations of the advisory committee and planning
             1726      commission; and
             1727          (v) a statement that interested persons may appear at the public hearing and speak in
             1728      favor of or against the proposal, any proposed modifications to the proposal, or the
             1729      recommendations of the advisory committee and planning commission.
             1730          (2) The applicable legislative body shall:


             1731          (a) convene the public hearing at the time, date, and place specified in the notice; and
             1732          (b) take verbal or written testimony from interested persons.
             1733          (3) (a) Within 120 days of the submission of the proposal, the applicable legislative
             1734      body shall approve, modify and approve, or reject the proposal.
             1735          (b) The creation of an agriculture protection area or industrial protection area is
             1736      effective at the earlier of:
             1737          (i) the applicable legislative body's approval of a proposal or modified proposal; or
             1738          (ii) 120 days after submission of a proposal complying with Subsection 17-41-301 (2) if
             1739      the applicable legislative body has failed to approve or reject the proposal within that time.
             1740          (4) (a) In order to give constructive notice of the existence of the agriculture protection
             1741      area or industrial protection area to all persons who have, may acquire, or may seek to acquire
             1742      an interest in land in or adjacent to the agriculture protection area or industrial protection area,
             1743      respectively, within 10 days of the creation of an agriculture protection area or industrial
             1744      protection area, the applicable legislative body shall file an executed document containing a
             1745      legal description of the agriculture protection area or industrial protection area, as the case may
             1746      be, with:
             1747          (i) the county recorder of deeds; and
             1748          (ii) the affected planning commission.
             1749          (b) If the legal description of the property to be included in the agriculture protection
             1750      area or industrial protection area is available through the county recorder's office, the
             1751      applicable legislative body shall use that legal description in its executed document required in
             1752      Subsection (4)(a).
             1753          (5) Within 10 days of the recording of the agriculture protection area, the applicable
             1754      legislative body shall:
             1755          (a) send written notification to the commissioner of agriculture and food that the
             1756      agriculture protection area has been created; and
             1757          (b) include in the notification:
             1758          (i) the number of landowners owning land within the agriculture protection area;
             1759          (ii) the total acreage of the area;
             1760          (iii) the date of approval of the area; and
             1761          (iv) the date of recording.


             1762          (6) The applicable legislative body's failure to record the notice required under
             1763      Subsection (4) or to send the written notification under Subsection (5) does not invalidate the
             1764      creation of an agriculture protection area.
             1765          (7) The applicable legislative body may consider the cost of recording notice under
             1766      Subsection (4) and the cost of sending notification under Subsection (5) in establishing a fee
             1767      under Subsection 17-41-301 (4)(b).
             1768          Section 30. Section 17-41-405 is amended to read:
             1769           17-41-405. Eminent domain restrictions.
             1770          (1) A political subdivision having or exercising eminent domain powers may not
             1771      condemn for any purpose any land within an agriculture protection area that is being used for
             1772      agricultural production or any land within an industrial protection area that is being put to an
             1773      industrial use unless it has obtained approval, according to the procedures and requirements of
             1774      this section, from the applicable legislative body and the advisory board.
             1775          (2) Any condemnor wishing to condemn property within an agriculture protection area
             1776      or industrial protection area shall file a notice of condemnation with the applicable legislative
             1777      body and the agriculture protection area or industrial protection area's advisory board at least
             1778      30 days before filing an eminent domain complaint.
             1779          (3) The applicable legislative body and the advisory board shall:
             1780          (a) hold a joint public hearing on the proposed condemnation at a location within the
             1781      county in which the agriculture protection area or industrial protection area is located;
             1782          (b) publish notice of the time, date, place, and purpose of the public hearing:
             1783          (i) in a newspaper of general circulation within the agriculture protection area or
             1784      industrial protection area, as the case may be; and
             1785          (ii) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             1786      Section 63F-1-701 ; and
             1787          (c) post notice of the time, date, place, and purpose of the public hearing in five
             1788      conspicuous public places, designated by the applicable legislative body, within or near the
             1789      agriculture protection area or industrial protection area, as the case may be.
             1790          (4) (a) If the condemnation is for highway purposes or for the disposal of solid or
             1791      liquid waste materials, the applicable legislative body and the advisory board may approve the
             1792      condemnation only if there is no reasonable and prudent alternative to the use of the land


             1793      within the agriculture protection area or industrial protection area for the project.
             1794          (b) If the condemnation is for any other purpose, the applicable legislative body and the
             1795      advisory board may approve the condemnation only if:
             1796          (i) the proposed condemnation would not have an unreasonably adverse effect upon the
             1797      preservation and enhancement of agriculture within the agriculture protection area or of the
             1798      industrial use within the industrial protection area; or
             1799          (ii) there is no reasonable and prudent alternative to the use of the land within the
             1800      agriculture protection area or industrial protection area for the project.
             1801          (5) (a) Within 60 days after receipt of the notice of condemnation, the applicable
             1802      legislative body and the advisory board shall approve or reject the proposed condemnation.
             1803          (b) If the applicable legislative body and the advisory board fail to act within the 60
             1804      days or such further time as the applicable legislative body establishes, the condemnation shall
             1805      be considered rejected.
             1806          (6) The applicable legislative body or the advisory board may request the county or
             1807      municipal attorney to bring an action to enjoin any condemnor from violating any provisions of
             1808      this section.
             1809          Section 31. Section 17B-1-211 is amended to read:
             1810           17B-1-211. Notice of public hearings -- Publication of resolution.
             1811          (1) Before holding a public hearing or set of public hearings under Section 17B-1-210 ,
             1812      the legislative body of each county or municipality with which a request is filed or that adopts a
             1813      resolution under Subsection 17B-1-203 (1)(c) and the board of trustees of each local district that
             1814      adopts a resolution under Subsection 17B-1-203 (1)(d) shall:
             1815          (a) (i) (A) except as provided in Subsections (1)(a)(i)(B) and (1)(a)(ii), publish notice
             1816      in a newspaper or combination of newspapers of general circulation within the applicable area
             1817      in accordance with Subsection (2); or
             1818          (B) if there is no newspaper or combination of newspapers of general circulation
             1819      within the applicable area, post notice in accordance with Subsection (2):
             1820          (I) at least one notice per 1,000 population of that area; and
             1821          (II) at places within the area that are most likely to provide actual notice to residents of
             1822      the area; and
             1823          (ii) publish[, in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ,] notice on the Utah Public Notice


             1824      Website created in Section 63F-1-701 , for two weeks before the hearing or the first of the set of
             1825      hearings; or
             1826          (b) mail a notice to each registered voter residing within and each owner of real
             1827      property located within the proposed local district.
             1828          (2) Each published notice under Subsection (1)(a)(i)(A) shall:
             1829          (a) be no less than 1/4 page in size, use type no smaller than 18 point, and be
             1830      surrounded by a 1/4-inch border;
             1831          (b) if possible, appear in a newspaper that is published at least one day per week;
             1832          (c) if possible, appear in a newspaper of general interest and readership in the area and
             1833      not of limited subject matter;
             1834          (d) be placed in a portion of the newspaper other than where legal notices and
             1835      classified advertisements appear; and
             1836          (e) be run at least once each week for two successive weeks, with the final publication
             1837      being no less than three and no more than 10 days before the hearing or the first of the set of
             1838      hearings.
             1839          (3) Each notice required under Subsection (1) shall:
             1840          (a) if the hearing or set of hearings is concerning a resolution:
             1841          (i) contain the entire text or an accurate summary of the resolution; and
             1842          (ii) state the deadline for filing a protest against the creation of the proposed local
             1843      district;
             1844          (b) clearly identify each governing body involved in the hearing or set of hearings;
             1845          (c) state the date, time, and place for the hearing or set of hearings and the purposes for
             1846      the hearing or set of hearings; and
             1847          (d) describe or include a map of the entire proposed local district.
             1848          (4) County or municipal legislative bodies may jointly provide the notice required
             1849      under this section if all the requirements of this section are met as to each notice.
             1850          Section 32. Section 17B-1-413 is amended to read:
             1851           17B-1-413. Hearing, notice, and protest provisions do not apply for certain
             1852      petitions.
             1853          (1) Section 17B-1-412 does not apply, and, except as provided in Subsection (2)(a),
             1854      Sections 17B-1-409 and 17B-1-410 do not apply:


             1855          (a) if the process to annex an area to a local district was initiated by:
             1856          (i) a petition under Subsection 17B-1-403 (1)(a)(i);
             1857          (ii) a petition under Subsection 17B-1-403 (1)(a)(ii)(A) that was signed by the owners
             1858      of private real property that:
             1859          (A) is located within the area proposed to be annexed;
             1860          (B) covers at least 75% of the total private land area within the entire area proposed to
             1861      be annexed and within each applicable area; and
             1862          (C) is equal in assessed value to at least 75% of the assessed value of all private real
             1863      property within the entire area proposed to be annexed and within each applicable area; or
             1864          (iii) a petition under Subsection 17B-1-403 (1)(a)(ii)(B) that was signed by registered
             1865      voters residing within the entire area proposed to be annexed and within each applicable area
             1866      equal in number to at least 75% of the number of votes cast within the entire area proposed to
             1867      be annexed and within each applicable area, respectively, for the office of governor at the last
             1868      regular general election before the filing of the petition;
             1869          (b) to an annexation under Section 17B-1-415 ; or
             1870          (c) to a boundary adjustment under Section 17B-1-417 .
             1871          (2) (a) If a petition that meets the requirements of Subsection (1)(a) is certified under
             1872      Section 17B-1-405 , the local district board:
             1873          (i) shall provide notice of the proposed annexation as provided in Subsection (2)(b);
             1874      and
             1875          (ii) (A) may, in the board's discretion, hold a public hearing as provided in Section
             1876      17B-1-409 after giving notice of the public hearing as provided in Subsection (2)(b); and
             1877          (B) shall, after giving notice of the public hearing as provided in Subsection (2)(b),
             1878      hold a public hearing as provided in Section 17B-1-409 if a written request to do so is
             1879      submitted, within 20 days after the local district provides notice under Subsection (2)(a)(i), to
             1880      the local district board by an owner of property that is located within or a registered voter
             1881      residing within the area proposed to be annexed who did not sign the annexation petition.
             1882          (b) The notice required under Subsections (2)(a)(i) and (ii) shall:
             1883          (i) be given:
             1884          (A) (I) for a notice under Subsection (2)(a)(i), within 30 days after petition
             1885      certification; or


             1886          (II) for a notice of a public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(ii), at least 10 but not more
             1887      than 30 days before the public hearing; and
             1888          (B) by:
             1889          (I) posting written notice at the local district's principal office and in one or more other
             1890      locations within or proximate to the area proposed to be annexed as are reasonable under the
             1891      circumstances, considering the number of parcels included in that area, the size of the area, the
             1892      population of the area, and the contiguousness of the area; and
             1893          (II) providing written notice [to]:
             1894          (Aa) to at least one newspaper of general circulation, if there is one, within the area
             1895      proposed to be annexed or to a local media correspondent; and
             1896          (Bb) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             1897      Section 63F-1-701 ; and
             1898          (ii) contain a brief explanation of the proposed annexation and include the name of the
             1899      local district, the service provided by the local district, a description or map of the area
             1900      proposed to be annexed, a local district telephone number where additional information about
             1901      the proposed annexation may be obtained, and, for a notice under Subsection (2)(a)(i), an
             1902      explanation of the right of a property owner or registered voter to request a public hearing as
             1903      provided in Subsection (2)(a)(ii)(B).
             1904          (c) A notice under Subsection (2)(a)(i) may be combined with the notice that is
             1905      required for a public hearing under Subsection (2)(a)(ii)(A).
             1906          Section 33. Section 17B-1-417 is amended to read:
             1907           17B-1-417. Boundary adjustment -- Notice and hearing -- Protest -- Resolution
             1908      adjusting boundaries -- Filing of notice and plat with the lieutenant governor --
             1909      Recording requirements -- Effective date.
             1910          (1) As used in this section, "affected area" means the area located within the
             1911      boundaries of one local district that will be removed from that local district and included within
             1912      the boundaries of another local district because of a boundary adjustment under this section.
             1913          (2) The boards of trustees of two or more local districts having a common boundary
             1914      and providing the same service on the same wholesale or retail basis may adjust their common
             1915      boundary as provided in this section.
             1916          (3) (a) The board of trustees of each local district intending to adjust a boundary that is


             1917      common with another local district shall:
             1918          (i) adopt a resolution indicating the board's intent to adjust a common boundary;
             1919          (ii) hold a public hearing on the proposed boundary adjustment no less than 60 days
             1920      after the adoption of the resolution under Subsection (3)(a)(i); and
             1921          (iii) (A) publish notice:
             1922          (I) (Aa) once a week for two successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation
             1923      within the local district; or
             1924          (Bb) if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the local district, post notice
             1925      in at least four conspicuous places within the local district; and
             1926          (II) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             1927      in Section 63F-1-701 for two weeks; or
             1928          (B) mail a notice to each owner of property located within the affected area and to each
             1929      registered voter residing within the affected area.
             1930          (b) The notice required under Subsection (3)(a)(iii) shall:
             1931          (i) state that the board of trustees of the local district has adopted a resolution
             1932      indicating the board's intent to adjust a boundary that the local district has in common with
             1933      another local district that provides the same service as the local district;
             1934          (ii) describe the affected area;
             1935          (iii) state the date, time, and location of the public hearing required under Subsection
             1936      (3)(a)(ii);
             1937          (iv) provide a local district telephone number where additional information about the
             1938      proposed boundary adjustment may be obtained;
             1939          (v) explain the financial and service impacts of the boundary adjustment on property
             1940      owners or residents within the affected area; and
             1941          (vi) state in conspicuous and plain terms that the board of trustees may approve the
             1942      adjustment of the boundaries unless, at or before the public hearing under Subsection (3)(a)(ii),
             1943      written protests to the adjustment are filed with the board by:
             1944          (A) the owners of private real property that:
             1945          (I) is located within the affected area;
             1946          (II) covers at least 50% of the total private land area within the affected area; and
             1947          (III) is equal in assessed value to at least 50% of the assessed value of all private real


             1948      property within the affected area; or
             1949          (B) registered voters residing within the affected area equal in number to at least 50%
             1950      of the votes cast in the affected area for the office of governor at the last regular general
             1951      election before the filing of the protests.
             1952          (c) The first publication of the notice required under Subsection (3)(a)(iii)(A) shall be
             1953      within 14 days after the board's adoption of a resolution under Subsection (3)(a)(i).
             1954          (d) The boards of trustees of the local districts whose boundaries are being adjusted
             1955      may jointly:
             1956          (i) publish, post, or mail the notice required under Subsection (3)(a)(iii); and
             1957          (ii) hold the public hearing required under Subsection (3)(a)(ii).
             1958          (4) After the public hearing required under Subsection (3)(a)(ii), the board of trustees
             1959      may adopt a resolution approving the adjustment of the common boundary unless, at or before
             1960      the public hearing, written protests to the boundary adjustment have been filed with the board
             1961      by:
             1962          (a) the owners of private real property that:
             1963          (i) is located within the affected area;
             1964          (ii) covers at least 50% of the total private land area within the affected area; and
             1965          (iii) is equal in assessed value to at least 50% of the assessed value of all private real
             1966      property within the affected area; or
             1967          (b) registered voters residing within the affected area equal in number to at least 50%
             1968      of the votes cast in the affected area for the office of governor at the last regular general
             1969      election before the filing of the protests.
             1970          (5) A resolution adopted under Subsection (4) does not take effect until the board of
             1971      each local district whose boundaries are being adjusted has adopted a resolution under
             1972      Subsection (4).
             1973          (6) The board of the local district whose boundaries are being adjusted to include the
             1974      affected area shall:
             1975          (a) within 30 days after the resolutions take effect under Subsection (5), file with the
             1976      lieutenant governor:
             1977          (i) a copy of a notice of an impending boundary action, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ,
             1978      that meets the requirements of Subsection 67-1a-6.5 (3); and


             1979          (ii) a copy of an approved final local entity plat, as defined in Section 67-1a-6.5 ; and
             1980          (b) upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of boundary adjustment
             1981      under Section 67-1a-6.5 :
             1982          (i) if the affected area is located within the boundary of a single county, submit to the
             1983      recorder of that county:
             1984          (A) the original:
             1985          (I) notice of an impending boundary action;
             1986          (II) certificate of boundary adjustment; and
             1987          (III) approved final local entity plat; and
             1988          (B) a certified copy of each resolution adopted under Subsection (4); or
             1989          (ii) if the affected area is located within the boundaries of more than a single county:
             1990          (A) submit to the recorder of one of those counties:
             1991          (I) the original of the documents listed in Subsections (6)(b)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III); and
             1992          (II) a certified copy of each resolution adopted under Subsection (4); and
             1993          (B) submit to the recorder of each other county:
             1994          (I) a certified copy of the documents listed in Subsections (6)(b)(i)(A)(I), (II), and (III);
             1995      and
             1996          (II) a certified copy of each resolution adopted under Subsection (4).
             1997          (7) (a) Upon the lieutenant governor's issuance of a certificate of boundary adjustment
             1998      under Section 67-1a-6.5 , the affected area is annexed to the local district whose boundaries are
             1999      being adjusted to include the affected area, and the affected area is withdrawn from the local
             2000      district whose boundaries are being adjusted to exclude the affected area.
             2001          (b) (i) The effective date of a boundary adjustment under this section for purposes of
             2002      assessing property within the affected area is governed by Section 59-2-305.5 .
             2003          (ii) Until the documents listed in Subsection (6)(b) are recorded in the office of the
             2004      recorder of the county in which the property is located, a local district in whose boundary an
             2005      affected area is included because of a boundary adjustment under this section may not:
             2006          (A) levy or collect a property tax on property within the affected area;
             2007          (B) levy or collect an assessment on property within the affected area; or
             2008          (C) charge or collect a fee for service provided to property within the affected area.
             2009          (iii) Subsection (7)(b)(ii)(C):


             2010          (A) may not be construed to limit a local district's ability before a boundary adjustment
             2011      to charge and collect a fee for service provided to property that is outside the local district's
             2012      boundary; and
             2013          (B) does not apply until 60 days after the effective date, under Subsection (7)(a), of the
             2014      local district's boundary adjustment, with respect to a fee that the local district was charging for
             2015      service provided to property within the area affected by the boundary adjustment immediately
             2016      before the boundary adjustment.
             2017          Section 34. Section 17B-1-609 is amended to read:
             2018           17B-1-609. Hearing to consider adoption.
             2019          (1) At the meeting at which the tentative budget is adopted, the board of trustees shall:
             2020          (a) establish the time and place of a public hearing to consider its adoption; and
             2021          (b) order that notice of the hearing:
             2022          (i) (A) be published at least seven days before the hearing in at least one issue of a
             2023      newspaper of general circulation published in the county or counties in which the district is
             2024      located; or
             2025          (B) if no newspaper is published, be posted in three public places within the district;
             2026      and
             2027          (ii) be published[, in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ,] at least seven days before the
             2028      hearing on the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 .
             2029          (2) If the budget hearing is held in conjunction with a tax increase hearing, the notice
             2030      shall be published in accordance with the advertisement provisions of Section 59-2-919 .
             2031          Section 35. Section 17B-1-1204 is amended to read:
             2032           17B-1-1204. Notice of the hearing on a validation petition -- Amended or
             2033      supplemented validation petition.
             2034          (1) Upon the entry of an order under Section 17B-1-1203 setting a hearing on a
             2035      validation petition, the local district that filed the petition shall:
             2036          (a) publish notice:
             2037          (i) at least once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general
             2038      circulation in the county in which the principal office of the district is located; and
             2039          (ii) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             2040      in Section 63F-1-701 , for three weeks immediately before the hearing; and


             2041          (b) post notice in its principal office at least 21 days before the date set for the hearing.
             2042          (2) Each notice under Subsection (1) shall:
             2043          (a) state the date, time, and place of the hearing on the validation petition;
             2044          (b) include a general description of the contents of the validation petition; and
             2045          (c) if applicable, state the location where a complete copy of a contract that is the
             2046      subject of the validation petition may be examined.
             2047          (3) If a district amends or supplements a validation petition under Subsection
             2048      17B-1-1202 (3) after publishing and posting notice as required under Subsection (1), the district
             2049      is not required to publish or post notice again unless required by the court.
             2050          Section 36. Section 17B-1-1307 is amended to read:
             2051           17B-1-1307. Notice of public hearing and of dissolution.
             2052          (1) Before holding a public hearing required under Section 17B-1-1306 , the
             2053      administrative body shall:
             2054          (a) (i) publish notice of the public hearing and of the proposed dissolution:
             2055          (A) in a newspaper of general circulation within the local district proposed to be
             2056      dissolved; and
             2057          (B) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             2058      in Section 63F-1-701 for 30 days before the public hearing; and
             2059          (ii) post notice of the public hearing and of the proposed dissolution in at least four
             2060      conspicuous places within the local district proposed to be dissolved, no less than five and no
             2061      more than 30 days before the public hearing; or
             2062          (b) mail a notice to each owner of property located within the local district and to each
             2063      registered voter residing within the local district.
             2064          (2) Each notice required under Subsection (1) shall:
             2065          (a) identify the local district proposed to be dissolved and the service it was created to
             2066      provide; and
             2067          (b) state the date, time, and location of the public hearing.
             2068          Section 37. Section 17C-1-601 is amended to read:
             2069           17C-1-601. Annual agency budget -- Fiscal year -- Public hearing required --
             2070      Auditor forms -- Requirement to file form.
             2071          (1) Each agency shall prepare and its board adopt an annual budget of revenues and


             2072      expenditures for the agency for each fiscal year.
             2073          (2) Each annual agency budget shall be adopted:
             2074          (a) for an agency created by a city or town, before June 22; or
             2075          (b) for an agency created by a county, before December 15.
             2076          (3) The agency's fiscal year shall be the same as the fiscal year of the community that
             2077      created the agency.
             2078          (4) (a) Before adopting an annual budget, each agency board shall hold a public hearing
             2079      on the annual budget.
             2080          (b) Each agency shall provide notice of the public hearing on the annual budget by:
             2081          [(i) publishing:]
             2082          [(A) (I)] (i) (A) publishing at least one notice in a newspaper of general circulation
             2083      within the agency boundaries, one week before the public hearing; or
             2084          [(II)] (B) if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the agency boundaries,
             2085      posting a notice of the public hearing in at least three public places within the agency
             2086      boundaries; and
             2087          [(B)] (ii) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] publishing notice on the Utah Public
             2088      Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 , at least one week before the public hearing.
             2089          (c) Each agency shall make the annual budget available for public inspection at least
             2090      three days before the date of the public hearing.
             2091          (5) The state auditor shall prescribe the budget forms and the categories to be contained
             2092      in each agency budget, including:
             2093          (a) revenues and expenditures for the budget year;
             2094          (b) legal fees; and
             2095          (c) administrative costs, including rent, supplies, and other materials, and salaries of
             2096      agency personnel.
             2097          (6) (a) Within 90 days after adopting an annual budget, each agency board shall file a
             2098      copy of the annual budget with the auditor of the county in which the agency is located, the
             2099      State Tax Commission, the state auditor, the State Board of Education, and each taxing entity
             2100      that levies a tax on property from which the agency collects tax increment.
             2101          (b) The requirement of Subsection (6)(a) to file a copy of the annual budget with the
             2102      state as a taxing entity is met if the agency files a copy with the State Tax Commission and the


             2103      state auditor.
             2104          Section 38. Section 17C-2-403 is amended to read:
             2105           17C-2-403. Notice required for continued hearing.
             2106          The board shall give notice of a hearing continued under Section 17C-2-402 by
             2107      announcing at the hearing:
             2108          (1) the date, time, and place the hearing will be resumed; or
             2109          (2) that it is being continued to a later time and causing a notice of the continued
             2110      hearing to be:
             2111          [(a) published:]
             2112          [(i) (A)] (a) (i) published once in a newspaper of general circulation within the agency
             2113      boundaries at least seven days before the hearing is scheduled to resume; or
             2114          [(B)] (ii) if there is no newspaper of general circulation, posted in at least three
             2115      conspicuous places within the boundaries of the agency in which the project area or proposed
             2116      project area is located; and
             2117          [(ii)] (b) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] published on the Utah Public Notice
             2118      Website created in Section 63F-1-701 , at least seven days before the hearing is schedule to
             2119      resume.
             2120          Section 39. Section 17C-4-202 is amended to read:
             2121           17C-4-202. Resolution or interlocal agreement to provide funds for the
             2122      community development project area plan -- Notice -- Effective date of resolution or
             2123      interlocal agreement -- Time to contest resolution or interlocal agreement -- Availability
             2124      of resolution or interlocal agreement.
             2125          (1) The approval and adoption of each resolution or interlocal agreement under
             2126      Subsection 17C-4-201 (2) shall be in an open and public meeting.
             2127          (2) (a) Upon the adoption of a resolution or interlocal agreement under Section
             2128      17C-4-201 , the agency shall provide notice as provided in Subsection (2)(b) by:
             2129          (i) (A) publishing or causing to be published a notice in a newspaper of general
             2130      circulation within the agency's boundaries; or
             2131          (B) if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the agency's boundaries,
             2132      causing a notice to be posted in at least three public places within the agency's boundaries; and
             2133          (ii) publishing or causing to be published [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] a


             2134      notice on the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 .
             2135          (b) Each notice under Subsection (2)(a) shall:
             2136          (i) set forth a summary of the resolution or interlocal agreement; and
             2137          (ii) include a statement that the resolution or interlocal agreement is available for
             2138      general public inspection and the hours of inspection.
             2139          (3) The resolution or interlocal agreement shall become effective on the date of:
             2140          (a) if notice was published under Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A) or (ii), publication of the
             2141      notice; or
             2142          (b) if notice was posted under Subsection (2)(a)(i)(B), posting of the notice.
             2143          (4) (a) For a period of 30 days after the effective date of the resolution or interlocal
             2144      agreement under Subsection (3), any person in interest may contest the resolution or interlocal
             2145      agreement or the procedure used to adopt the resolution or interlocal agreement if the
             2146      resolution or interlocal agreement or procedure fails to comply with applicable statutory
             2147      requirements.
             2148          (b) After the 30-day period under Subsection (4)(a) expires, no person may contest the
             2149      resolution or interlocal agreement for any cause.
             2150          (5) Each agency that is to receive funds under a resolution or interlocal agreement
             2151      under Section 17C-4-201 and each taxing entity or public entity that approves a resolution or
             2152      enters into an interlocal agreement under Section 17C-4-201 shall make the resolution or
             2153      interlocal agreement, as the case may be, available at its offices to the general public for
             2154      inspection and copying during normal business hours.
             2155          Section 40. Section 17C-4-302 is amended to read:
             2156           17C-4-302. Notice required for continued hearing.
             2157          The board shall give notice of a hearing continued under Section 17C-4-301 by
             2158      announcing at the hearing:
             2159          (1) the date, time, and place the hearing will be resumed; or
             2160          (2) that it is being continued to a later time and causing a notice of the continued
             2161      hearing to be:
             2162          (a) (i) published once in a newspaper of general circulation within the agency
             2163      boundaries at least seven days before the hearing is scheduled to resume; or
             2164          (ii) if there is no newspaper of general circulation, posted in at least three conspicuous


             2165      places within the boundaries of the agency in which the project area or proposed project area is
             2166      located; and
             2167          (b) published[, in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ,] on the Utah Public Notice
             2168      Website created in Section 63F-1-701 , at least seven days before the hearing is schedule to
             2169      resume.
             2170          Section 41. Section 19-2-109 is amended to read:
             2171           19-2-109. Air quality standards -- Hearings on adoption -- Orders of executive
             2172      secretary -- Adoption of emission control requirements.
             2173          (1) (a) The board, in adopting standards of quality for ambient air, shall conduct public
             2174      hearings.
             2175          (b) Notice of any public hearing for the consideration, adoption, or amendment of air
             2176      quality standards shall specify the locations to which the proposed standards apply and the
             2177      time, date, and place of the hearing.
             2178          (c) The notice shall be:
             2179          (i) (A) published at least twice in any newspaper of general circulation in the area
             2180      affected; and
             2181          (B) published[, in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ,] on the Utah Public Notice
             2182      Website created in Section 63F-1-701 , at least 20 days before the public hearing; and
             2183          (ii) mailed at least 20 days before the public hearing to the chief executive of each
             2184      political subdivision of the area affected and to other persons the executive secretary has reason
             2185      to believe will be affected by the standards.
             2186          (d) The adoption of air quality standards or any modification or changes to air quality
             2187      standards shall be by order of the executive secretary following formal action of the board with
             2188      respect to the standards.
             2189          (e) The order shall be published:
             2190          (i) in a newspaper of general circulation in the area affected; and
             2191          (ii) as required in Section 45-1-101 .
             2192          (2) (a) The board may establish emission control requirements by rule that in its
             2193      judgment may be necessary to prevent, abate, or control air pollution that may be statewide or
             2194      may vary from area to area, taking into account varying local conditions.
             2195          (b) In adopting these requirements, the board shall give notice and conduct public


             2196      hearings in accordance with the requirements in Subsection (1).
             2197          Section 42. Section 20A-7-204.1 is amended to read:
             2198           20A-7-204.1. Public hearings to be held before initiative petitions are circulated.
             2199          (1) (a) After issuance of the initial fiscal impact estimate by the Governor's Office of
             2200      Planning and Budget and before circulating initiative petitions for signature statewide, sponsors
             2201      of the initiative petition shall hold at least seven public hearings throughout Utah as follows:
             2202          (i) one in the Bear River region -- Box Elder, Cache, or Rich County;
             2203          (ii) one in the Southwest region -- Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, or Washington
             2204      County;
             2205          (iii) one in the Mountain region -- Summit, Utah, or Wasatch County;
             2206          (iv) one in the Central region -- Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, or Wayne
             2207      County;
             2208          (v) one in the Southeast region -- Carbon, Emery, Grand, or San Juan County;
             2209          (vi) one in the Uintah Basin region -- Daggett, Duchesne, or Uintah County; and
             2210          (vii) one in the Wasatch Front region -- Davis, Morgan, Salt Lake, Tooele, or Weber
             2211      County.
             2212          (b) Of the seven meetings, at least two of the meetings must be held in a first or second
             2213      class county, but not in the same county.
             2214          (2) At least three calendar days before the date of the public hearing, the sponsors
             2215      shall:
             2216          (a) provide written notice of the public hearing to:
             2217          (i) the lieutenant governor for posting on the state's website; and
             2218          (ii) each state senator, state representative, and county commission or county council
             2219      member who is elected in whole or in part from the region where the public hearing will be
             2220      held; and
             2221          (b) publish written notice of the public hearing detailing its time, date, and location:
             2222          (i) in at least one newspaper of general circulation in each county in the region where
             2223      the public hearing will be held; and
             2224          (ii) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             2225      Section 63F-1-701 .
             2226          (3) (a) During the public hearing, the sponsors shall either:


             2227          (i) video tape or audio tape the public hearing and, when the hearing is complete,
             2228      deposit the complete audio or video tape of the meeting with the lieutenant governor; or
             2229          (ii) take comprehensive minutes of the public hearing, detailing the names and titles of
             2230      each speaker and summarizing each speaker's comments.
             2231          (b) The lieutenant governor shall make copies of the tapes or minutes available to the
             2232      public.
             2233          Section 43. Section 45-1-101 is amended to read:
             2234           45-1-101. Legal notice publication requirements.
             2235          (1) As used in this section:
             2236          (a) (i) "Legal notice" means:
             2237          (A) a communication required to be made public by a state statute or state agency rule;
             2238      or
             2239          (B) a notice required for judicial proceedings or by judicial decision.
             2240          (ii) "Legal notice" does not include a public notice published by a public body in
             2241      accordance with the provisions of Sections 52-4-202 and 63F-1-701 .
             2242          (b) "Person" is as defined in Section 68-3-12 .
             2243          (2) (a) Notwithstanding any other legal notice provision established in this Utah Code,
             2244      a person required to publish legal notice:
             2245          [(a)] (i) until January 1, 2010, shall publish as required by the [state] statute
             2246      establishing the legal notice requirement; and
             2247          [(b)] (ii) beginning on January 1, 2010, shall publish legal notice:
             2248          [(i)] (A) as required by the statute establishing the legal notice requirement; and
             2249          [(ii)] (B) on a website established by the collective efforts of Utah's newspapers.
             2250          (b) A person's publishing legal notice as required under Subsection (2)(a) does not
             2251      relieve the person from complying with an otherwise applicable requirement under Title 52,
             2252      Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act.
             2253          (3) Beginning on January 1, 2012, notwithstanding any provision of law requiring
             2254      publication of legal notice in a newspaper, a person who publishes legal notice that is required
             2255      to be given in a county of the first or second class:
             2256          (a) is not required to comply with the requirement to publish legal notice in a
             2257      newspaper;


             2258          (b) is required to publish legal notice on the website described in Subsection
             2259      [(2)(b)(ii)] (2)(a)(ii)(B); and
             2260          (c) may, in addition to complying with Subsection (3)(b), publish legal notice in a
             2261      newspaper.
             2262          (4) The website described in Subsection [(2)(b)(ii)] (2)(a)(ii)(B) may not:
             2263          (a) charge a fee to publish a legal notice on the website before January 1, 2012; and
             2264          (b) charge more than $10 to publish a legal notice on the website on or after January 1,
             2265      2012.
             2266          Section 44. Section 53A-3-202 is amended to read:
             2267           53A-3-202. Compensation for services -- Additional per diem -- Approval of
             2268      expenses.
             2269          (1) Each member of a local school board, except the student member, shall receive
             2270      compensation for services and for necessary expenses in accordance with board compensation
             2271      schedules adopted by the local school board in accordance with the provisions of this section.
             2272          (2) Beginning on July 1, 2007, if a local school board decides to adopt or amend its
             2273      board compensation schedules, the board shall set a time and place for a public hearing at
             2274      which all interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be heard.
             2275          (3) Notice of the time, place, and purpose of the meeting shall be provided at least
             2276      seven days prior to the meeting by:
             2277          (a) (i) publication at least once in a newspaper published in the county where the
             2278      school district is situated and generally circulated within the school district; and
             2279          (ii) publication [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice
             2280      Website created in Section 63F-1-701 ; and
             2281          (b) posting a notice:
             2282          (i) at each school within the school district;
             2283          (ii) in at least three other public places within the school district; and
             2284          (iii) on the Internet in a manner that is easily accessible to citizens that use the Internet.
             2285          (4) After the conclusion of the public hearing, the local school board may adopt or
             2286      amend its board compensation schedules.
             2287          (5) Each member shall submit an itemized account of necessary travel expenses for
             2288      board approval.


             2289          (6) A local school board may, without following the procedures described in
             2290      Subsections (2) and (3), continue to use the compensation schedule that was in effect prior to
             2291      July 1, 2007 until, at the discretion of the board, the compensation schedule is amended or a
             2292      new compensation schedule is adopted.
             2293          Section 45. Section 53A-3-402 is amended to read:
             2294           53A-3-402. Powers and duties generally.
             2295          (1) Each local school board shall:
             2296          (a) implement the core curriculum utilizing instructional materials that best correlate to
             2297      the core curriculum and graduation requirements;
             2298          (b) administer tests, required by the State Board of Education, which measure the
             2299      progress of each student, and coordinate with the state superintendent and State Board of
             2300      Education to assess results and create plans to improve the student's progress which shall be
             2301      submitted to the State Office of Education for approval;
             2302          (c) use progress-based assessments as part of a plan to identify schools, teachers, and
             2303      students that need remediation and determine the type and amount of federal, state, and local
             2304      resources to implement remediation;
             2305          (d) develop early warning systems for students or classes failing to make progress;
             2306          (e) work with the State Office of Education to establish a library of documented best
             2307      practices, consistent with state and federal regulations, for use by the local districts; and
             2308          (f) implement training programs for school administrators, including basic
             2309      management training, best practices in instructional methods, budget training, staff
             2310      management, managing for learning results and continuous improvement, and how to help
             2311      every child achieve optimal learning in core academics.
             2312          (2) Local school boards shall spend minimum school program funds for programs and
             2313      activities for which the State Board of Education has established minimum standards or rules
             2314      under Section 53A-1-402 .
             2315          (3) (a) A board may purchase, sell, and make improvements on school sites, buildings,
             2316      and equipment and construct, erect, and furnish school buildings.
             2317          (b) School sites or buildings may only be conveyed or sold on board resolution
             2318      affirmed by at least two-thirds of the members.
             2319          (4) (a) A board may participate in the joint construction or operation of a school


             2320      attended by children residing within the district and children residing in other districts either
             2321      within or outside the state.
             2322          (b) Any agreement for the joint operation or construction of a school shall:
             2323          (i) be signed by the president of the board of each participating district;
             2324          (ii) include a mutually agreed upon pro rata cost; and
             2325          (iii) be filed with the State Board of Education.
             2326          (5) A board may establish, locate, and maintain elementary, secondary, and applied
             2327      technology schools.
             2328          (6) Except as provided in Subsection 53A-11-1402 (3), a board may enroll children in
             2329      school who are at least five years of age before September 2 of the year in which admission is
             2330      sought.
             2331          (7) A board may establish and support school libraries.
             2332          (8) A board may collect damages for the loss, injury, or destruction of school property.
             2333          (9) A board may authorize guidance and counseling services for children and their
             2334      parents or guardians prior to, during, or following enrollment of the children in schools.
             2335          (10) (a) A board shall administer and implement federal educational programs in
             2336      accordance with Title 53A, Chapter 1, Part 9, Implementing Federal Programs Act.
             2337          (b) Federal funds are not considered funds within the school district budget under Title
             2338      53A, Chapter 19, School District Budgets.
             2339          (11) (a) A board may organize school safety patrols and adopt rules under which the
             2340      patrols promote student safety.
             2341          (b) A student appointed to a safety patrol shall be at least 10 years old and have written
             2342      parental consent for the appointment.
             2343          (c) Safety patrol members may not direct vehicular traffic or be stationed in a portion
             2344      of a highway intended for vehicular traffic use.
             2345          (d) Liability may not attach to a school district, its employees, officers, or agents or to a
             2346      safety patrol member, a parent of a safety patrol member, or an authorized volunteer assisting
             2347      the program by virtue of the organization, maintenance, or operation of a school safety patrol.
             2348          (12) (a) A board may on its own behalf, or on behalf of an educational institution for
             2349      which the board is the direct governing body, accept private grants, loans, gifts, endowments,
             2350      devises, or bequests that are made for educational purposes.


             2351          (b) These contributions are not subject to appropriation by the Legislature.
             2352          (13) (a) A board may appoint and fix the compensation of a compliance officer to issue
             2353      citations for violations of Subsection 76-10-105 (2).
             2354          (b) A person may not be appointed to serve as a compliance officer without the
             2355      person's consent.
             2356          (c) A teacher or student may not be appointed as a compliance officer.
             2357          (14) A board shall adopt bylaws and rules for its own procedures.
             2358          (15) (a) A board shall make and enforce rules necessary for the control and
             2359      management of the district schools.
             2360          (b) All board rules and policies shall be in writing, filed, and referenced for public
             2361      access.
             2362          (16) A board may hold school on legal holidays other than Sundays.
             2363          (17) (a) Each board shall establish for each school year a school traffic safety
             2364      committee to implement this Subsection (17).
             2365          (b) The committee shall be composed of one representative of:
             2366          (i) the schools within the district;
             2367          (ii) the Parent Teachers' Association of the schools within the district;
             2368          (iii) the municipality or county;
             2369          (iv) state or local law enforcement; and
             2370          (v) state or local traffic safety engineering.
             2371          (c) The committee shall:
             2372          (i) receive suggestions from parents, teachers, and others and recommend school traffic
             2373      safety improvements, boundary changes to enhance safety, and school traffic safety program
             2374      measures;
             2375          (ii) review and submit annually to the Department of Transportation and affected
             2376      municipalities and counties a child access routing plan for each elementary, middle, and junior
             2377      high school within the district;
             2378          (iii) consult the Utah Safety Council and the Division of Family Health Services and
             2379      provide training to all school children in kindergarten through grade six, within the district, on
             2380      school crossing safety and use; and
             2381          (iv) help ensure the district's compliance with rules made by the Department of


             2382      Transportation under Section 41-6a-303 .
             2383          (d) The committee may establish subcommittees as needed to assist in accomplishing
             2384      its duties under Subsection (17)(c).
             2385          (e) The board shall require the school community council of each elementary, middle,
             2386      and junior high school within the district to develop and submit annually to the committee a
             2387      child access routing plan.
             2388          (18) (a) Each school board shall adopt and implement a comprehensive emergency
             2389      response plan to prevent and combat violence in its public schools, on school grounds, on its
             2390      school vehicles, and in connection with school-related activities or events.
             2391          (b) The board shall implement its plan by July 1, 2000.
             2392          (c) The plan shall:
             2393          (i) include prevention, intervention, and response components;
             2394          (ii) be consistent with the student conduct and discipline policies required for school
             2395      districts under Title 53A, Chapter 11, Part 9, School Discipline and Conduct Plans;
             2396          (iii) require inservice training for all district and school building staff on what their
             2397      roles are in the emergency response plan; and
             2398          (iv) provide for coordination with local law enforcement and other public safety
             2399      representatives in preventing, intervening, and responding to violence in the areas and activities
             2400      referred to in Subsection (18)(a).
             2401          (d) The State Board of Education, through the state superintendent of public
             2402      instruction, shall develop comprehensive emergency response plan models that local school
             2403      boards may use, where appropriate, to comply with Subsection (18)(a).
             2404          (e) Each local school board shall, by July 1 of each year, certify to the State Board of
             2405      Education that its plan has been practiced at the school level and presented to and reviewed by
             2406      its teachers, administrators, students, and their parents and local law enforcement and public
             2407      safety representatives.
             2408          (19) (a) Each local school board may adopt an emergency response plan for the
             2409      treatment of sports-related injuries that occur during school sports practices and events.
             2410          (b) The plan may be implemented by each secondary school in the district that has a
             2411      sports program for students.
             2412          (c) The plan may:


             2413          (i) include emergency personnel, emergency communication, and emergency
             2414      equipment components;
             2415          (ii) require inservice training on the emergency response plan for school personnel who
             2416      are involved in sports programs in the district's secondary schools; and
             2417          (iii) provide for coordination with individuals and agency representatives who:
             2418          (A) are not employees of the school district; and
             2419          (B) would be involved in providing emergency services to students injured while
             2420      participating in sports events.
             2421          (d) The board, in collaboration with the schools referred to in Subsection (19)(b), may
             2422      review the plan each year and make revisions when required to improve or enhance the plan.
             2423          (e) The State Board of Education, through the state superintendent of public
             2424      instruction, shall provide local school boards with an emergency plan response model that local
             2425      boards may use to comply with the requirements of this Subsection (19).
             2426          (20) A board shall do all other things necessary for the maintenance, prosperity, and
             2427      success of the schools and the promotion of education.
             2428          (21) (a) Before closing a school or changing the boundaries of a school, a board shall:
             2429          (i) hold a public hearing, as defined in Section 10-9a-103 ; and
             2430          (ii) provide public notice of the public hearing, as specified in Subsection (21)(b).
             2431          (b) The notice of a public hearing required under Subsection (21)(a) shall:
             2432          (i) indicate the:
             2433          (A) school or schools under consideration for closure or boundary change; and
             2434          (B) date, time, and location of the public hearing; and
             2435          (ii) at least 10 days prior to the public hearing, be:
             2436          (A) published:
             2437          (I) in a newspaper of general circulation in the area; and
             2438          (II) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             2439      Section 63F-1-701 ; and
             2440          (B) posted in at least three public locations within the municipality or on the district's
             2441      official website.
             2442          Section 46. Section 53B-7-101.5 is amended to read:
             2443           53B-7-101.5. Proposed tuition increases -- Notice -- Hearings.


             2444          (1) If an institution within the State System of Higher Education listed in Section
             2445      53B-1-102 considers increasing tuition rates for undergraduate students in the process of
             2446      preparing or implementing its budget, it shall hold a meeting to receive public input and
             2447      response on the issue.
             2448          (2) The institution shall advertise the hearing required under Subsection (1) using the
             2449      following procedure:
             2450          (a) The institution shall advertise its intent to consider an increase in student tuition
             2451      rates:
             2452          (i) in the institution's student newspaper twice during a period of 10 days prior to the
             2453      meeting; and
             2454          (ii) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created in
             2455      Section 63F-1-701 , for 10 days immediately before the meeting.
             2456          [(b) The advertisement shall be run twice during a period of 10 days prior to the
             2457      meeting.]
             2458          [(c)] (b) The advertisement shall state that the institution will meet on a certain day,
             2459      time, and place fixed in the advertisement, which shall not be less than seven days after the day
             2460      the second advertisement is published, for the purpose of hearing comments regarding the
             2461      proposed increase and to explain the reasons for the proposed increase.
             2462          (3) The form and content of the notice shall be substantially as follows:
             2463          "NOTICE OF PROPOSED TUITION INCREASE
             2464          The (name of the higher education institution) is proposing to increase student tuition
             2465      rates. This would be an increase of ______ %, which is an increase of $______ per semester
             2466      for a full-time resident undergraduate student. All concerned students and citizens are invited
             2467      to a public hearing on the proposed increase to be held at (meeting place) on (date) at (time)."
             2468          (4) (a) The institution shall provide the following information to those in attendance at
             2469      the meeting required under Subsection (1):
             2470          (i) the current year's student enrollment for:
             2471          (A) the State System of Higher Education, if a systemwide increase is being
             2472      considered; or
             2473          (B) the institution, if an increase is being considered for just a single institution;
             2474          (ii) total tuition revenues for the current school year;


             2475          (iii) projected student enrollment growth for the next school year and projected tuition
             2476      revenue increases from that anticipated growth; and
             2477          (iv) a detailed accounting of how and where the increased tuition revenues would be
             2478      spent.
             2479          (b) The enrollment and revenue data required under Subsection (4)(a) shall be broken
             2480      down into majors or departments if the proposed tuition increases are department or major
             2481      specific.
             2482          (5) If the institution does not make a final decision on the proposed tuition increase at
             2483      the meeting, it shall announce the date, time, and place of the meeting where that determination
             2484      shall be made.
             2485          Section 47. Section 54-8-10 is amended to read:
             2486           54-8-10. Public hearing -- Notice -- Publication.
             2487          (1) Such notice shall be:
             2488          (a) (i) published:
             2489          (A) in full one time in a newspaper of general circulation in the district; or
             2490          (B) if there be no such newspaper, [by publication] in a newspaper of general
             2491      circulation in the county, city, or town in which [said] the district is located; and
             2492          (ii) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ] published on the Utah Public Notice Website
             2493      created in Section 63F-1-701 ; and
             2494          (b) [by posting] posted in not less than three public places in [such] the district.
             2495          (2) A copy of [such] the notice shall be mailed by certified mail to the last known
             2496      address of each owner of land within the proposed district whose property will be assessed for
             2497      the cost of the improvement.
             2498          (3) The address to be used for [said] that purpose shall be that last appearing on the real
             2499      property assessment rolls of the county [wherein said] in which the property is located.
             2500          (4) In addition, a copy of [such] the notice shall be addressed to "Owner" and shall be
             2501      so mailed addressed to the street number of each piece of improved property to be affected by
             2502      the assessment.
             2503          (5) Mailed notices and the published notice shall state where a copy of the resolution
             2504      creating the district will be available for inspection by any interested parties.
             2505          Section 48. Section 54-8-16 is amended to read:


             2506           54-8-16. Notice of assessment -- Publication.
             2507          (1) After the preparation of [the aforesaid] a resolution under Section 54-8-14 , notice
             2508      of a public hearing on the proposed assessments shall be given.
             2509          (2) The notice described in Subsection (1) shall be:
             2510          (a) published:
             2511          (i) one time in a newspaper in which the first notice of hearing was published at least
             2512      20 days before the date fixed for the hearing; and
             2513          (ii) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             2514      in Section 63F-1-701 for at least 20 days before the date fixed for the hearing; and
             2515          (b) mailed by certified mail not less than 15 days prior to the date fixed for such
             2516      hearing to each owner of real property whose property will be assessed for part of the cost of
             2517      the improvement at the last known address of such owner using for such purpose the names
             2518      and addresses appearing on the last completed real property assessment rolls of the county
             2519      wherein said affected property is located.
             2520          (3) In addition, a copy of such notice shall be addressed to "Owner" and shall be so
             2521      mailed addressed to the street number of each piece of improved property to be affected by
             2522      such assessment.
             2523          (4) Each notice shall state that at the specified time and place, the governing body will
             2524      hold a public hearing upon the proposed assessments and shall state that any owner of any
             2525      property to be assessed pursuant to the resolution will be heard on the question of whether his
             2526      property will be benefited by the proposed improvement to the amount of the proposed
             2527      assessment against his property and whether the amount assessed against his property
             2528      constitutes more than his proper proportional share of the total cost of the improvement.
             2529          (5) The notice shall further state where a copy of the resolution proposed to be adopted
             2530      levying the assessments against all real property in the district will be on file for public
             2531      inspection, and that subject to such changes and corrections therein as may be made by the
             2532      governing body, it is proposed to adopt the resolution at the conclusion of the hearing.
             2533          (6) A published notice shall describe the boundaries or area of the district with
             2534      sufficient particularity to permit each owner of real property therein to ascertain that his
             2535      property lies in the district.
             2536          (7) The mailed notice may refer to the district by name and date of creation and shall


             2537      state the amount of the assessment proposed to be levied against the real property of the person
             2538      to whom the notice is mailed.
             2539          Section 49. Section 57-11-11 is amended to read:
             2540           57-11-11. Rules of division -- Filing advertising material -- Injunctions --
             2541      Intervention by division in suits -- General powers of division.
             2542          (1) (a) The division shall prescribe reasonable rules which shall be adopted, amended,
             2543      or repealed only after a public hearing.
             2544          (b) The division shall:
             2545          (i) publish notice of the public hearing described in Subsection (1)(a):
             2546          (A) once in a newspaper or newspapers with statewide circulation and at least 20 days
             2547      before the hearing; and
             2548          (B) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             2549      in Section 63F-1-701 , for at least 20 days before the hearing; and
             2550          (ii) send a notice to a nonprofit organization which files a written request for notice
             2551      with the division at least 20 days prior to the hearing.
             2552          (2) The rules shall include but need not be limited to:
             2553          (a) provisions for advertising standards to assure full and fair disclosure;
             2554          (b) provisions for escrow or trust agreements, performance bonds, or other means
             2555      reasonably necessary to assure that all improvements referred to in the application for
             2556      registration and advertising will be completed and that purchasers will receive the interest in
             2557      land contracted for.
             2558          (3) These provisions, however, shall not be required if the city or county in which the
             2559      subdivision is located requires similar means of assurance of a nature and in an amount no less
             2560      adequate than is required under said rules:
             2561          (a) provisions for operating procedures;
             2562          (b) provisions for a shortened form of registration in cases where the division
             2563      determines that the purposes of this act do not require a subdivision to be registered pursuant to
             2564      an application containing all the information required by Section 57-11-6 or do not require that
             2565      the public offering statement contain all the information required by Section 57-11-7 ; and
             2566          (c) other rules necessary and proper to accomplish the purpose of this chapter.
             2567          (4) The division by rule or order, after reasonable notice, may require the filing of


             2568      advertising material relating to subdivided lands prior to its distribution, provided that the
             2569      division must approve or reject any advertising material within 15 days from the receipt thereof
             2570      or the material shall be considered approved.
             2571          (5) If it appears that a person has engaged or is about to engage in an act or practice
             2572      constituting a violation of a provision of this act or a rule or order hereunder, the agency, with
             2573      or without prior administrative proceedings, may bring an action in the district court of the
             2574      district where said person maintains his residence or a place of business or where said act or
             2575      practice has occurred or is about to occur, to enjoin the acts or practices and to enforce
             2576      compliance with this act or any rule or order hereunder. Upon proper showing, injunctive
             2577      relief or temporary restraining orders shall be granted, and a receiver or conservator may be
             2578      appointed. The division shall not be required to post a bond in any court proceedings.
             2579          (6) The division shall be allowed to intervene in a suit involving subdivided lands,
             2580      either as a party or as an amicus curiae, where it appears that the interpretation or
             2581      constitutionality of any provision of law will be called into question. In any suit by or against a
             2582      subdivider involving subdivided lands, the subdivider promptly shall furnish the agency notice
             2583      of the suit and copies of all pleadings. Failure to do so may, in the discretion of the division,
             2584      constitute grounds for the division withholding any approval required by this chapter.
             2585          (7) The division may:
             2586          (a) accept registrations filed in other states or with the federal government;
             2587          (b) contract with public agencies or qualified private persons in this state or other
             2588      jurisdictions to perform investigative functions; and
             2589          (c) accept grants-in-aid from any source.
             2590          (8) The division shall cooperate with similar agencies in other jurisdictions to establish
             2591      uniform filing procedures and forms, uniform public offering statements, advertising standards,
             2592      rules, and common administrative practices.
             2593          Section 50. Section 59-2-919 is amended to read:
             2594           59-2-919. Notice, public hearing, and resolution requirements for certain tax
             2595      increases -- Exceptions -- Applicability of provisions.
             2596          (1) As used in this section:
             2597          (a) "Ad valorem tax revenue" means ad valorem property tax revenue not including
             2598      revenue from new growth as defined in Section 59-2-924 .


             2599          (b) "Calendar year taxing entity" means a taxing entity that operates under a fiscal year
             2600      that begins on January 1 and ends on December 31.
             2601          (c) "Fiscal year taxing entity" means a taxing entity that operates under a fiscal year
             2602      that begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.
             2603          (2) A taxing entity may not levy a tax rate that exceeds the taxing entity's certified tax
             2604      rate unless the taxing entity:
             2605          (a) to the extent required by this section, meets the:
             2606          (i) notice requirements of this section; and
             2607          (ii) public hearing requirements of this section; and
             2608          (b) adopts a resolution in accordance with this section.
             2609          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (5), a calendar year taxing entity may levy a
             2610      tax rate that exceeds the calendar year taxing entity's certified tax rate if the calendar year
             2611      taxing entity:
             2612          (i) (A) provides notice by meeting the advertisement requirements of Subsections (6)
             2613      and (7) before the calendar year taxing entity conducts the public hearing at which the calendar
             2614      year taxing entity's annual budget is adopted; and
             2615          (B) before the calendar year taxing entity levies a tax rate that exceeds the calendar
             2616      year taxing entity's certified tax rate:
             2617          (I) provides notice by meeting the advertisement requirements of Subsections (6) and
             2618      (7); or
             2619          (II) provides a notice by mail:
             2620          (Aa) on or no earlier than 14 days before the date the treasurer furnishes the notice
             2621      required by Section 59-2-1317 for the calendar year immediately preceding the calendar year
             2622      for which the calendar year taxing entity seeks to levy a tax rate that exceeds the calendar year
             2623      taxing entity's certified tax rate;
             2624          (Bb) before the calendar year taxing entity conducts the public meeting at which the
             2625      calendar year taxing entity's annual budget is adopted; and
             2626          (Cc) as provided in Subsection (3)(b); and
             2627          (ii) conducts a public hearing in accordance with Subsections (8) and (9):
             2628          (A) on or before the calendar year taxing entity conducts the public meeting at which
             2629      the calendar year taxing entity's annual budget is adopted; and


             2630          (B) if the calendar year taxing entity provides the notice described in Subsection
             2631      (3)(a)(i)(B)(I), before the calendar year taxing entity levies a tax rate that exceeds the calendar
             2632      year taxing entity's certified tax rate.
             2633          (b) For a calendar year taxing entity that provides the notice described in Subsection
             2634      (3)(a)(i)(B)(II), the notice:
             2635          (i) shall be mailed to each owner of property:
             2636          (A) within the calendar year taxing entity; and
             2637          (B) listed on the assessment roll;
             2638          (ii) shall be printed on a form:
             2639          (A) developed by the commission; and
             2640          (B) that, as determined by the commission, may be combined with:
             2641          (I) a notice described in Subsection (3)(a)(i)(B)(II) provided by one or more other
             2642      calendar year taxing entities; or
             2643          (II) the notice required by Section 59-2-1317 ;
             2644          (iii) shall contain for each property described in Subsection (3)(b)(i):
             2645          (A) the value of the property for the calendar year immediately preceding the calendar
             2646      year for which the calendar year taxing entity seeks to levy a tax rate that exceeds the calendar
             2647      year taxing entity's certified tax rate;
             2648          (B) the tax on the property for the calendar year immediately preceding the calendar
             2649      year for which the calendar year taxing entity seeks to levy a tax rate that exceeds the calendar
             2650      year taxing entity's certified tax rate; and
             2651          (C) the estimated tax on the property:
             2652          (I) for the calendar year for which the calendar year taxing entity seeks to levy a tax
             2653      rate that exceeds the calendar year taxing entity's certified tax rate; and
             2654          (II) calculated on the basis of data for the calendar year immediately preceding the
             2655      calendar year for which the calendar year taxing entity seeks to levy a tax rate that exceeds the
             2656      calendar year taxing entity's certified tax rate;
             2657          (iv) shall contain the following statement:
             2658          "[Insert name of taxing entity] is proposing a tax increase for [insert applicable calendar
             2659      year]. This notice contains estimates of the tax on your property and the proposed tax increase
             2660      on your property as a result of this tax increase. These estimates are calculated on the basis of


             2661      [insert previous applicable calendar year] data. The actual tax on your property and proposed
             2662      tax increase on your property may vary from this estimate.";
             2663          (v) shall state the date, time, and place of the public hearing that will be held to discuss
             2664      the calendar year taxing entity's annual budget; and
             2665          (vi) may contain other property tax information approved by the commission.
             2666          (4) Except as provided in Subsection (5), a fiscal year taxing entity may levy a tax rate
             2667      that exceeds the fiscal year taxing entity's certified tax rate if the fiscal year taxing entity:
             2668          (a) provides notice by meeting the advertisement requirements of Subsections (6) and
             2669      (7) before the fiscal year taxing entity conducts the public meeting at which the fiscal year
             2670      taxing entity's annual budget is adopted; and
             2671          (b) conducts a public hearing in accordance with Subsections (8) and (9) before the
             2672      fiscal year taxing entity's annual budget is adopted.
             2673          (5) (a) A taxing entity is not required to meet the notice or public hearing requirements
             2674      of Subsection (3) or (4) if the taxing entity is expressly exempted by law from complying with
             2675      the requirements of this section.
             2676          (b) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(b)(ii), a taxing entity is not required to
             2677      meet the notice or public hearing requirements of Subsection (3) or (4) if:
             2678          (A) the taxing entity is a party to an interlocal agreement under Title 11, Chapter 13,
             2679      Interlocal Cooperation Act, that creates an interlocal entity to provide fire protection,
             2680      emergency, and emergency medical services;
             2681          (B) the tax rate increase is approved by the taxing entity's voters at an election held for
             2682      that purpose on or before December 31, 2010;
             2683          (C) the purpose of the tax rate increase is to pay for fire protection, emergency, and
             2684      emergency medical services provided by the interlocal entity; and
             2685          (D) at least 30 days before the taxing entity's annual budget hearing, the taxing entity:
             2686          (I) adopts a resolution certifying that:
             2687          (Aa) the taxing entity will dedicate all revenue from the tax rate increase exclusively to
             2688      pay for fire protection, emergency, and emergency medical services provided by the interlocal
             2689      entity; and
             2690          (Bb) the amount of other revenues, independent of the revenue generated from the tax
             2691      rate increase, that the taxing entity spends for fire protection, emergency, and emergency


             2692      medical services each year after the tax rate increase will not decrease below the amount spent
             2693      by the taxing entity during the year immediately before the tax rate increase without a
             2694      corresponding decrease in the taxing entity's property tax revenues used in calculating the
             2695      taxing entity's certified tax rate; and
             2696          (II) sends a copy of the resolution to the commission.
             2697          (ii) The exception under Subsection (5)(b)(i) from the notice and public hearing
             2698      requirements of Subsection (3) or (4) does not apply to an increase in a taxing entity's tax rate
             2699      that occurs after December 31, 2010, even if the tax rate increase is approved by the taxing
             2700      entity's voters before that date.
             2701          (c) A taxing entity is not required to meet the notice requirements of Subsection (3) or
             2702      (4) if:
             2703          (i) Section 53A-17a-133 allows the taxing entity to levy a tax rate that exceeds that
             2704      certified tax rate without having to comply with the notice provisions of this section; or
             2705          (ii) the taxing entity:
             2706          (A) budgeted less than $20,000 in ad valorem tax revenues for the previous fiscal year;
             2707      and
             2708          (B) sets a budget during the current fiscal year of less than $20,000 of ad valorem tax
             2709      revenues.
             2710          (6) (a) Subject to Subsections (6)(d) and (7)(b), the advertisement described in this
             2711      section shall be published:
             2712          (i) subject to Section 45-1-101 , in a newspaper or combination of newspapers of
             2713      general circulation in the taxing entity; [and]
             2714          (ii) electronically in accordance with Section 45-1-101 [.]; and
             2715          (iii) on the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 .
             2716          (b) The advertisement described in Subsection (6)(a)(i) shall:
             2717          (i) be no less than 1/4 page in size;
             2718          (ii) use type no smaller than 18 point; and
             2719          (iii) be surrounded by a 1/4-inch border.
             2720          (c) The advertisement described in Subsection (6)(a)(i) may not be placed in that
             2721      portion of the newspaper where legal notices and classified advertisements appear.
             2722          (d) It is the intent of the Legislature that:


             2723          (i) whenever possible, the advertisement described in Subsection (6)(a)(i) appear in a
             2724      newspaper that is published at least one day per week; and
             2725          (ii) the newspaper or combination of newspapers selected:
             2726          (A) be of general interest and readership in the taxing entity; and
             2727          (B) not be of limited subject matter.
             2728          (e) (i) The advertisement:
             2729          (A) described in Subsection (6)(a)(i) shall:
             2730          (I) except as provided in Subsection (6)(e)(ii), be run once each week for the two
             2731      weeks:
             2732          (Aa) before a taxing entity conducts a public hearing at which the taxing entity's annual
             2733      budget is discussed; and
             2734          (Bb) if a calendar year taxing entity provides the notice described in Subsection
             2735      (3)(a)(i)(B)(I), before the calendar year taxing entity levies a tax rate that exceeds the calendar
             2736      year taxing entity's certified tax rate; and
             2737          (II) state that the taxing entity will meet on a certain day, time, and place fixed in the
             2738      advertisement, which shall be not less than seven days after the day the first advertisement is
             2739      published, for the purpose of hearing comments regarding any proposed increase and to explain
             2740      the reasons for the proposed increase; or
             2741          (B) described in Subsection (6)(a)(ii) shall:
             2742          (I) be published two weeks:
             2743          (Aa) before a taxing entity conducts a public hearing at which the taxing entity's annual
             2744      budget is discussed; and
             2745          (Bb) if a calendar year taxing entity provides the notice described in Subsection
             2746      (3)(a)(i)(B)(I), before the calendar year taxing entity levies a tax rate that exceeds the calendar
             2747      year taxing entity's certified tax rate; and
             2748          (II) state that the taxing entity will meet on a certain day, time, and place fixed in the
             2749      advertisement, which shall be not less than seven days after the day the first advertisement is
             2750      published, for the purpose of hearing comments regarding any proposed increase and to explain
             2751      the reasons for the proposed increase.
             2752          (ii) If a taxing entity's public hearing information is published by the county auditor in
             2753      accordance with Section 59-2-919.2 , the taxing entity is not subject to the requirement to run


             2754      the advertisement twice, as required by Subsection (6)(e)(i)(A), but shall run the advertisement
             2755      once during the week:
             2756          (A) before the taxing entity conducts a public hearing at which the taxing entity's
             2757      annual budget is discussed; and
             2758          (B) if a calendar year taxing entity provides the notice described in Subsection
             2759      (3)(a)(i)(B)(I), before the calendar year taxing entity levies a tax rate that exceeds the calendar
             2760      year taxing entity's certified tax rate.
             2761          (f) (i) For purposes of Subsection (3)(a)(i)(A) or (4)(a), the form and content of an
             2762      advertisement shall be substantially as follows:
             2763     
"NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE

             2764     
(NAME OF TAXING ENTITY)

             2765          The (name of the taxing entity) is proposing to increase its property tax revenue.
             2766          *    The (name of the taxing entity) tax on a (insert the average value of a residence
             2767      in the taxing entity rounded to the nearest thousand dollars) residence would
             2768      increase from $______ to $________, which is $_______ per year.
             2769          *    The (name of the taxing entity) tax on a (insert the value of a business having
             2770      the same value as the average value of a residence in the taxing entity) business
             2771      would increase from $________ to $_______, which is $______ per year.
             2772          *    If the proposed budget is approved, (name of the taxing entity) would increase
             2773      its property tax budgeted revenue by ___% above last year's property tax
             2774      budgeted revenue excluding new growth.
             2775          All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on the tax increase.
             2776     
PUBLIC HEARING

             2777          Date/Time:    (date) (time)
             2778          Location:    (name of meeting place and address of meeting place)
             2779          To obtain more information regarding the tax increase, citizens may contact the (name
             2780      of the taxing entity) at (phone number of taxing entity)."
             2781          (ii) For purposes of Subsection (3)(a)(i)(B)(I), the form and content of an
             2782      advertisement shall be substantially as follows:
             2783     
"NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE

             2784     
(NAME OF TAXING ENTITY)


             2785          The (name of the taxing entity) is proposing to increase its property tax revenue.
             2786          *    The (name of the taxing entity) tax on a (insert the average value of a residence
             2787      in the taxing entity rounded to the nearest thousand dollars) residence would
             2788      increase from $______ to $________, which is $_______ per year.
             2789          *    The (name of the taxing entity) tax on a (insert the value of a business having
             2790      the same value as the average value of a residence in the taxing entity) business
             2791      would increase from $________ to $_______, which is $______ per year.
             2792          *    If the proposed budget is approved, (name of the taxing entity) would increase
             2793      its property tax budgeted revenue by ___% above last year's property tax
             2794      budgeted revenue excluding new growth.
             2795          (Name of taxing entity) property tax revenue from new growth and other sources will
             2796      increase from $_______________ to $______________.
             2797          All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on the tax increase.
             2798     
PUBLIC HEARING

             2799          Date/Time:    (date) (time)
             2800          Location:    (name of meeting place and address of meeting place)
             2801          To obtain more information regarding the tax increase, citizens may contact the (name
             2802      of the taxing entity) at (phone number of taxing entity)."
             2803          (7) The commission:
             2804          (a) shall adopt rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
             2805      Rulemaking Act, governing the joint use of one advertisement described in Subsection (6) by
             2806      two or more taxing entities; and
             2807          (b) subject to Section 45-1-101 , may authorize:
             2808          (i) the use of a weekly newspaper:
             2809          (A) in a county having both daily and weekly newspapers if the weekly newspaper
             2810      would provide equal or greater notice to the taxpayer; and
             2811          (B) if the county petitions the commission for the use of the weekly newspaper; or
             2812          (ii) the use by a taxing entity except for a calendar year taxing entity that provides the
             2813      notice described in Subsection (3)(a)(i)(B)(II) of a commission approved direct notice to each
             2814      taxpayer if:
             2815          (A) the cost of the advertisement would cause undue hardship;


             2816          (B) the direct notice is different and separate from that provided for in Section
             2817      59-2-919.1 ; and
             2818          (C) the taxing entity petitions the commission for the use of a commission approved
             2819      direct notice.
             2820          (8) (a) (i) A taxing entity shall on or before March 1 notify the county legislative body
             2821      in which the taxing entity is located of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing at
             2822      which the taxing entity's annual budget will be discussed.
             2823          (ii) A county that receives notice from a taxing entity under Subsection (8)(a)(i) shall
             2824      include on the notice required by Section 59-2-919.1 the date, time, and place of the public
             2825      hearing described in Subsection (8)(a)(i).
             2826          (b) (i) A public hearing described in this section shall be open to the public.
             2827          (ii) The governing body of a taxing entity conducting a public hearing described in this
             2828      section shall provide an interested party desiring to be heard an opportunity to present oral
             2829      testimony within reasonable time limits.
             2830          (c) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (8)(c)(ii), a taxing entity may not schedule a
             2831      public hearing described in this section at the same time as the public hearing of another
             2832      overlapping taxing entity in the same county.
             2833          (ii) The taxing entities in which the power to set tax levies is vested in the same
             2834      governing board or authority may consolidate the public hearings described in this section into
             2835      one public hearing.
             2836          (d) A county legislative body shall resolve any conflict in public hearing dates and
             2837      times after consultation with each affected taxing entity.
             2838          (e) A taxing entity shall hold a public hearing described in this section beginning at or
             2839      after 6 p.m.
             2840          (9) (a) If a taxing entity does not make a final decision on budgeting an increased
             2841      amount of ad valorem tax revenue at a public hearing described in this section, the taxing entity
             2842      shall announce at that public hearing the scheduled time and place of the next public meeting at
             2843      which the taxing entity will consider budgeting the increased amount of ad valorem tax
             2844      revenue.
             2845          (b) (i) If a calendar year taxing entity that conducts a public hearing in accordance with
             2846      Subsection (3)(b)(ii) does not adopt a resolution levying a tax rate on the day of the public


             2847      hearing, the taxing entity shall announce at that public hearing the scheduled time and place of
             2848      the next public meeting at which the taxing entity will consider adopting a resolution levying
             2849      the tax rate.
             2850          (ii) If a taxing entity except for a taxing entity described in Subsection (5)(a) or (b) will
             2851      consider adopting a resolution levying a tax rate at a day and time that is more than two weeks
             2852      after the public hearing described in Subsection 59-2-919.1 (2)(c)(v), the taxing entity shall
             2853      meet the notice requirements of Subsection (3)(a)(i)(B)(I).
             2854          (10) (a) A taxing entity may adopt a resolution levying a tax rate that exceeds the
             2855      taxing entity's certified tax rate if the taxing entity, to the extent required by this section, meets
             2856      the:
             2857          (i) notice requirements of this section; and
             2858          (ii) public hearing requirements of this section.
             2859          (b) A public hearing on levying a tax rate that exceeds a taxing entity's certified tax rate
             2860      may coincide with a public hearing on the taxing entity's proposed annual budget.
             2861          (11) The amendments to this section in Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 204, apply to:
             2862          (a) for a fiscal year taxing entity, the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2009; or
             2863          (b) for a calendar year taxing entity, the fiscal year that begins on January 1, 2010.
             2864          Section 51. Section 59-2-919.2 is amended to read:
             2865           59-2-919.2. Consolidated advertisement of public hearings.
             2866          (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(b), on the same day on which a taxing
             2867      entity provides the notice to the county required under Subsection 59-2-919 (8)(a)(i), the taxing
             2868      entity shall provide to the county auditor the information required by Subsection
             2869      59-2-919 (8)(a)(i).
             2870          (b) A taxing entity is not required to notify the county auditor of the taxing entity's
             2871      public hearing in accordance with Subsection (1)(a) if the taxing entity is exempt from the
             2872      notice requirements of Section 59-2-919 .
             2873          (2) If as of July 22, two or more taxing entities notify the county auditor under
             2874      Subsection (1), the county auditor shall by no later than July 22 of each year:
             2875          (a) compile a list of the taxing entities that notify the county auditor under Subsection
             2876      (1);
             2877          (b) include on the list described in Subsection (2)(a), the following information for


             2878      each taxing entity on the list:
             2879          (i) the name of the taxing entity;
             2880          (ii) the date, time, and location of the public hearing described in Subsection
             2881      59-2-919 (8)(a)(i);
             2882          (iii) the average dollar increase on a residence in the taxing entity that the proposed tax
             2883      increase would generate; and
             2884          (iv) the average dollar increase on a business in the taxing entity that the proposed tax
             2885      increase would generate;
             2886          (c) provide a copy of the list described in Subsection (2)(a) to each taxing entity that
             2887      notifies the county auditor under Subsection (1); and
             2888          (d) in addition to the requirements of Subsection (3), if the county has a webpage,
             2889      publish a copy of the list described in Subsection (2)(a) on the county's webpage until
             2890      December 31.
             2891          (3) (a) At least two weeks before any public hearing included in the list under
             2892      Subsection (2) is held, the county auditor shall publish:
             2893          (i) the list compiled under Subsection (2); and
             2894          (ii) a statement that:
             2895          (A) the list is for informational purposes only;
             2896          (B) the list should not be relied on to determine a person's tax liability under this
             2897      chapter; and
             2898          (C) for specific information related to the tax liability of a taxpayer, the taxpayer
             2899      should review the taxpayer's tax notice received under Section 59-2-919.1 .
             2900          (b) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(d)(ii), the information described in Subsection
             2901      (3)(a) shall be published:
             2902          (i) in no less than 1/4 page in size;
             2903          (ii) in type no smaller than 18 point; and
             2904          (iii) surrounded by a 1/4-inch border.
             2905          (c) The published information described in Subsection (3)(a) and published in
             2906      accordance with Subsection (3)(d)(i) may not be placed in the portion of a newspaper where a
             2907      legal notice or classified advertisement appears.
             2908          (d) A county auditor shall publish the information described in Subsection (3)(a):


             2909          (i) (A) in a newspaper or combination of newspapers that are:
             2910          (I) published at least one day per week;
             2911          (II) of general interest and readership in the county; and
             2912          (III) not of limited subject matter; and
             2913          (B) once each week for the two weeks preceding the first hearing included in the list
             2914      compiled under Subsection (2); and
             2915          (ii) [as required in Section 45-1-101 ,] for two weeks preceding the first hearing
             2916      included in the list compiled under Subsection (2)[.]:
             2917          (A) as required in Section 45-1-101 ; and
             2918          (B) on the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 .
             2919          (4) A taxing entity that notifies the county auditor under Subsection (1) shall provide
             2920      the list described in Subsection (2)(c) to a person:
             2921          (a) who attends the public hearing described in Subsection 59-2-919 (8)(a)(i) of the
             2922      taxing entity; or
             2923          (b) who requests a copy of the list.
             2924          (5) (a) A county auditor shall by no later than 30 days from the day on which the last
             2925      publication of the information required by Subsection (3)(a) is made:
             2926          (i) determine the costs of compiling and publishing the list; and
             2927          (ii) charge each taxing entity included on the list an amount calculated by dividing the
             2928      amount determined under Subsection (5)(a) by the number of taxing entities on the list.
             2929          (b) A taxing entity shall pay the county auditor the amount charged under Subsection
             2930      (5)(a).
             2931          (6) The publication of the list under this section does not remove or change the notice
             2932      requirements of Section 59-2-919 for a taxing entity.
             2933          (7) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             2934      commission may make rules:
             2935          (a) relating to the publication of a consolidated advertisement which includes the
             2936      information described in Subsection (2) for a taxing entity that overlaps two or more counties;
             2937          (b) relating to the payment required in Subsection (5)(b); and
             2938          (c) to oversee the administration of this section and provide for uniform
             2939      implementation.


             2940          Section 52. Section 59-12-1102 is amended to read:
             2941           59-12-1102. Base -- Rate -- Imposition of tax -- Distribution of revenue --
             2942      Administration -- Commission requirement to retain an amount to be deposited into the
             2943      Qualified Emergency Food Agencies Fund -- Enactment or repeal of tax -- Effective date
             2944      -- Notice requirements.
             2945          (1) (a) (i) Subject to Subsections (2) through (6), and in addition to any other tax
             2946      authorized by this chapter, a county may impose by ordinance a county option sales and use tax
             2947      of .25% upon the transactions described in Subsection 59-12-103 (1).
             2948          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(a)(i), a county may not impose a tax under this
             2949      section on the sales and uses described in Section 59-12-104 to the extent the sales and uses are
             2950      exempt from taxation under Section 59-12-104 .
             2951          (b) For purposes of this Subsection (1), the location of a transaction shall be
             2952      determined in accordance with Sections 59-12-211 through 59-12-215 .
             2953          (c) The county option sales and use tax under this section shall be imposed:
             2954          (i) upon transactions that are located within the county, including transactions that are
             2955      located within municipalities in the county; and
             2956          (ii) except as provided in Subsection (1)(d) or (5), beginning on the first day of
             2957      January:
             2958          (A) of the next calendar year after adoption of the ordinance imposing the tax if the
             2959      ordinance is adopted on or before May 25; or
             2960          (B) of the second calendar year after adoption of the ordinance imposing the tax if the
             2961      ordinance is adopted after May 25.
             2962          (d) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(c)(ii), the county option sales and use tax under
             2963      this section shall be imposed:
             2964          (i) beginning January 1, 1998, if an ordinance adopting the tax imposed on or before
             2965      September 4, 1997; or
             2966          (ii) beginning January 1, 1999, if an ordinance adopting the tax is imposed during 1997
             2967      but after September 4, 1997.
             2968          (2) (a) Before imposing a county option sales and use tax under Subsection (1), a
             2969      county shall hold two public hearings on separate days in geographically diverse locations in
             2970      the county.


             2971          (b) (i) At least one of the hearings required by Subsection (2)(a) shall have a starting
             2972      time of no earlier than 6 p.m.
             2973          (ii) The earlier of the hearings required by Subsection (2)(a) shall be no less than seven
             2974      days after the day the first advertisement required by Subsection (2)(c) is published.
             2975          (c) (i) Before holding the public hearings required by Subsection (2)(a), the county
             2976      shall advertise:
             2977          (A) its intent to adopt a county option sales and use tax;
             2978          (B) the date, time, and location of each public hearing; and
             2979          (C) a statement that the purpose of each public hearing is to obtain public comments
             2980      regarding the proposed tax.
             2981          (ii) The advertisement shall be published:
             2982          (A) in a newspaper of general circulation in the county once each week for the two
             2983      weeks preceding the earlier of the two public hearings; and
             2984          (B) [in accordance with Section 45-1-101 ] on the Utah Public Notice Website created
             2985      in Section 63F-1-701 for two weeks preceding the earlier of the two public hearings.
             2986          (iii) The advertisement described in Subsection (2)(c)(ii)(A) shall be no less than 1/8
             2987      page in size, and the type used shall be no smaller than 18 point and surrounded by a 1/4-inch
             2988      border.
             2989          (iv) The advertisement described in Subsection (2)(c)(ii)(A) may not be placed in that
             2990      portion of the newspaper where legal notices and classified advertisements appear.
             2991          (v) In accordance with Subsection (2)(c)(ii)(A), whenever possible:
             2992          (A) the advertisement shall appear in a newspaper that is published at least five days a
             2993      week, unless the only newspaper in the county is published less than five days a week; and
             2994          (B) the newspaper selected shall be one of general interest and readership in the
             2995      community, and not one of limited subject matter.
             2996          (d) The adoption of an ordinance imposing a county option sales and use tax is subject
             2997      to a local referendum election and shall be conducted as provided in Title 20A, Chapter 7, Part
             2998      6, Local Referenda - Procedures.
             2999          (3) (a) Subject to Subsection (5), if the aggregate population of the counties imposing a
             3000      county option sales and use tax under Subsection (1) is less than 75% of the state population,
             3001      the tax levied under Subsection (1) shall be distributed to the county in which the tax was


             3002      collected.
             3003          (b) Subject to Subsection (5), if the aggregate population of the counties imposing a
             3004      county option sales and use tax under Subsection (1) is greater than or equal to 75% of the state
             3005      population:
             3006          (i) 50% of the tax collected under Subsection (1) in each county shall be distributed to
             3007      the county in which the tax was collected; and
             3008          (ii) except as provided in Subsection (3)(c), 50% of the tax collected under Subsection
             3009      (1) in each county shall be distributed proportionately among all counties imposing the tax,
             3010      based on the total population of each county.
             3011          (c) Except as provided in Subsection (5), the amount to be distributed annually to a
             3012      county under Subsection (3)(b)(ii), when combined with the amount distributed to the county
             3013      under Subsection (3)(b)(i), does not equal at least $75,000, then:
             3014          (i) the amount to be distributed annually to that county under Subsection (3)(b)(ii) shall
             3015      be increased so that, when combined with the amount distributed to the county under
             3016      Subsection (3)(b)(i), the amount distributed annually to the county is $75,000; and
             3017          (ii) the amount to be distributed annually to all other counties under Subsection
             3018      (3)(b)(ii) shall be reduced proportionately to offset the additional amount distributed under