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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies requirements for the imposition of a tax on property within a new
11 district and remaining district to pay the debt service obligations of a divided school
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This bill:
15 . provides that, if a new district is created on or after May 10, 2011, a tax shall be
16 imposed on property within the new district and the remaining district at a rate that:
17 . generates the amount of revenue required each year to meet the outstanding
18 bonded debt obligations of the divided school district; and
19 . is uniform within the new district and remaining district; and
20 . makes technical amendments.
21 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
23 Other Special Clauses:
25 Utah Code Sections Affected:
27 53A-2-120, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 215 and 306
28 53A-2-121, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 92
30 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
31 Section 1. Section 53A-2-120 is amended to read:
32 53A-2-120. Transfer of school property to new school district.
33 (1) (a) (i) On July 1 of the year following the school board elections for [
35 request under Section 53A-2-118 and an existing district as provided in Section 53A-2-119 , the
36 board of the existing district shall convey and deliver to the board of the new district all school
37 property which the new district is entitled to receive.
39 resolved by the county legislative body.
41 transition teams about the proper allocation of property under Subsection 53A-2-118.1 (4).
42 (b) An existing district shall transfer property to a new district created under Section
43 53A-2-118.1 in accordance with Section 53A-2-118.1 .
44 (2) Title vests in the new school board, including all rights, claims, and causes of
45 action to or for the property, for the use or the income from the property, for conversion,
46 disposition, or withholding of the property, or for any damage or injury to the property.
47 (3) The new school board may bring and maintain actions to recover, protect, and
48 preserve the property and rights of the district's schools and to enforce contracts.
54 Section 2. Section 53A-2-121 is amended to read:
55 53A-2-121. Tax to pay for indebtedness of divided school district.
56 (1) (a) [
57 of the remaining and new districts shall determine the portion of the [
58 district's bonded indebtedness and other indebtedness for which the property within the new
59 district remains subject to the levy of taxes to pay a proportionate share of the [
60 divided school district's outstanding indebtedness.
61 (b) The proportionate share of the [
62 indebtedness for which property within the new district remains subject to the levy of taxes
63 shall be calculated by determining the proportion that the total assessed valuation of the
64 property within the new district bears to the total assessed valuation of the [
65 school district:
66 (i) in the year immediately preceding the date the new district was created; or
67 (ii) at a time mutually agreed upon by the [
68 the new district and [
69 (c) The agreement reflecting the determinations made under this Subsection (1) shall
70 take effect upon being filed with the county legislative body and the State Board of Education.
71 (2) H. [
71b H. [
72 property within H. [
72a H. [
73 district's proportionate share of the indebtedness determined under [
74 (1) H. [
75 administrator of the new district
75a H. (b) If a new district has money available to pay the new district's proportionate share of
75b the indebtedness determined under Subsection (1), the new district may abate a property tax to
75c the extent of money available. .H
76 (3) As used in Subsections (4) and (5), "outstanding bonded indebtedness" means debt
77 owed for a general obligation bond issued by the divided school district:
78 (a) prior to the creation of the new district; or
79 (b) in accordance with a mutual agreement of the local school boards of the remaining
80 and new districts under Subsection (6).
81 (4) If a new district is created on or after May 10, 2011 H. [
83 tax to pay the divided school district's outstanding bonded indebtedness H. [
83a Subsection (5).
85 (i) levy a tax each taxable year on property within the new district and remaining
86 district until the outstanding bonded indebtedness of the divided school district is retired; and
87 (ii) annually report the amount of the proceeds of the tax to the business administrator
88 of the new district. ] .H
89 (5) H. [
89a new district and the .H local school board of the remaining district shall impose a tax levy
89b H. [
91 H. [
91a required each year to meet the outstanding bonded
92 indebtedness of the divided school district; and
93 H. [
93a H. (b) A local school board of a new district may abate a property tax required to be imposed
93b under Subsection (5)(a) to the extent the new district has money available to pay to the
93c remaining district the amount of revenue that would be generated within the new district from
93d the tax rate specified in Subsection (5)(a). .H
95 by mutual agreement the disposition of bonds approved but not issued by the [
96 school district before the creation of the new district based primarily on the representation
97 made to the voters at the time of the bond election.
98 (b) Before a determination is made under Subsection [
99 district may not issue bonds approved but not issued before the creation of the new district if
100 property in the new district would be subject to the levy of a tax to pay the bonds.
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