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ELECTION AMENDMENTS

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2011 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Derek E. Brown

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Senate Sponsor: Daniel R. Liljenquist

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill requires that a county stagger the terms of county officers.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    requires that a county stagger the terms of county officers;
             13          .    repeals a provision concerning a county officer's term of office; and
             14          .    makes technical corrections.
             15      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          17-16-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 133
             22          17-18-1.6, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 139
             23      REPEALS:
             24          17-53-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 133
             25     
             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Section 17-16-6 is amended to read:
             28           17-16-6. County officers -- Time of holding elections -- County commissioners --
             29      Terms of office -- Terms staggered.


             30          (1) Except as otherwise provided in an optional plan adopted under Chapter 52,
             31      Changing Forms of County Government:
             32          [(1)] (a) each elected county officer shall be elected at the general election [held in
             33      November, 1990, and then] every four years, except as otherwise provided in this title;
             34          [(2)] (b) county commissioners shall be elected at the times, in the manner, and for the
             35      terms provided in Section 17-52-501 ; and
             36          [(3)] (c) an elected officer shall hold office for the term for which [he] the officer is
             37      elected, beginning at noon on the first Monday in January following [his] the officer's election
             38      and until a successor is elected or appointed and qualified, except as provided in Section
             39      17-16-1 .
             40          (2) (a) The terms of county officers shall be staggered in accordance with this
             41      Subsection (2).
             42          (b) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(c), in the 2014 general election:
             43          (i) the following county officers shall be elected to one six-year term and thereafter
             44      elected to a four-year term:
             45          (A) county treasurer;
             46          (B) county recorder;
             47          (C) county surveyor; and
             48          (D) county assessor; and
             49          (ii) all other county officers shall be elected to a four-year term.
             50          (c) If a county legislative body consolidates two or more county offices in accordance
             51      with Section 17-16-3 on or after May 10, 2011, the county legislative body shall pass an
             52      ordinance that sets the election schedule for the consolidated offices in a reasonable manner
             53      that staggers the terms of county officers as provided in this Subsection (2).
             54          Section 2. Section 17-18-1.6 is amended to read:
             55           17-18-1.6. Election of district attorney.
             56          (1) Each district attorney shall be elected at the regular general election beginning in
             57      November, 1994, or any regular general election year thereafter.


             58          (2) A district attorney shall hold office for four years, except as provided in Section
             59      17-16-6 , the term for which [he] the district attorney is elected, beginning the first Monday of
             60      January following [his] the election and until a successor is elected or appointed and qualified.
             61          Section 3. Repealer.
             62          This bill repeals:
             63          Section 17-53-102, Officer's term of office.


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