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Third Substitute H.B. 421
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies the Utah Election Code by requiring a legislative body of a county,
11 municipality, or school district to make facilities under its control available for use by
12 political parties.
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This bill:
15 . requires a legislative body of a county, municipality, or school district to make
16 meeting facilities under its control available for political activities if the party
17 requests use of the facility 30 calendar days in advance and the facility is not already
18 scheduled to be in use;
19 . provides that the charge imposed for the use of a public facility by a political party
20 is limited to the actual cost of custodial services and other services requested by the
21 political party for the use of the facility;
22 . exempts a convention center, sports arena, or other facility at which conventions or
23 conferences are held from the requirements of the section; and
24 . makes technical changes.
25 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
27 Other Special Clauses:
29 Utah Code Sections Affected:
31 20A-8-404, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 24
33 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
34 Section 1. Section 20A-8-404 is amended to read:
35 20A-8-404. Use of public meeting buildings by political parties.
36 (1) The legislative [
37 of a county, municipality, or school district shall make all meeting facilities in buildings under
38 its control available to registered political parties, without discrimination, to be used for
39 political party activities[
40 (a) the political party requests the use of the meeting facility at least 30 calendar days
41 before the day on which the use by the political party will take place; and
42 (b) the meeting facility is not already scheduled for another purpose at the time of the
43 proposed use.
44 (2) [
46 terms and conditions for use of [
47 (3) The charge imposed for the use of a meeting facility described in Subsection (1) by
48 a registered political party may not exceed the actual cost of:
49 (a) custodial services for cleaning the meeting facility after the use by the political
50 party; and
51 (b) any service requested by the political party and provided by the meeting facility.
52 (4) An entity described in Subsection (1) shall, to the extent possible, avoid scheduling
53 an event in a government building for the same evening as an announced party caucus meeting.
54 (5) This section does not apply to a publicly owned or operated convention center,
55 sports arena, or other facility at which conventions, conferences, and other gatherings are held
56 and whose primary business or function is to host such conventions, conferences, and other
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