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First Substitute S.B. 66

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 1:07 PM by jeyring. --> This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 11:42 AM by jeyring. -->

Representative Christopher N. Herrod proposes the following substitute bill:


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MILITARY LEAVE FOR AN ELECTED OFFICIAL OF A

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POLITICAL SUBDIVISION

             3     
2011 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: John L. Valentine

             6     
House Sponsor: Christopher N. Herrod


             7      Cosponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

             8     

             9      LONG TITLE
             10      General Description:
             11          This bill amends Title 20A, Election Code, to authorize an elected official of a political
             12      subdivision to take military leave.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This bill:
             15          .    defines terms;
             16          .    authorizes an elected official of a political subdivision to take military leave;
             17          .    authorizes the governing body to:
             18              .    appoint a temporary replacement for an elected official who takes military leave;
             19              .    establish the distribution of the emoluments of the office between the elected
             20      official and the temporary replacement; and
             21              .    establish an application process; and
             22          .    makes technical changes.
             23      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             24          None
             25      Other Special Clauses:



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         This bill provides an immediate effective date.
             26a      H. This bill provides revisor instructions. .H
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             28      ENACTS:
             29          20A-1-513, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             30     

             31      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             32          Section 1. Section 20A-1-513 is enacted to read:
             33     
Part 5. Candidate Vacancy and Vacancy and Temporary Absence in Elected Office

             34          20A-1-513. Temporary absence in elected office of a political subdivision for
             35      military service.
             36          (1) As used in this section:
             37          (a) "Armed forces" means:
             38          (i) the Army of the United States;
             39          (ii) the United States Navy;
             40          (iii) the United States Air Force;
             41          (iv) the Marine Corps;
             42          (v) the Coast Guard;
             43          (vi) the National Guard; or
             44          (vii) a reserve or auxiliary of an entity listed in Subsections (1)(a)(i) through (vi).
             45          (b) (i) "Elected official" is a person who holds an office of a political subdivision that
             46      is required by law to be filled by an election.
             47          (ii) "Elected official" includes a person who is appointed to fill a vacancy in an office
             48      described in Subsection (1)(b)(i).
             49          (c) (i) "Military leave" means the temporary absence from an office:
             50          (A) by an elected official called to active, full-time duty in the armed forces; and
             51          (B) for a period of time that exceeds 30 days and does not exceed 400 days.
             52          (ii) "Military leave" includes the time a person described in Subsection (1)(c)(i) spends
             53      for:
             54          (A) out processing;
             55          (B) an administrative delay;
             56          (C) accrued leave; and



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         (D) on rest and recuperation leave program of the armed forces.
             58          (d) "Political subdivision's governing body" means:
             59          (i) for a county, city, or town, the legislative body of the county, city, or town;
             60          (ii) for a local district, the board of trustees of the local district;
             61          (iii) for a local school district, the local school board;
             62          (iv) for a special service district:
             63          (A) the legislative body of the county, city, or town that established the special service
             64      district, if no administrative control board has been appointed under Section 17D-1-301 ; or
             65          (B) the administrative control board of the special service district, if an administrative
             66      control board has been appointed under Section 17D-1-301 ; and
             67          (v) for a political subdivision not listed in Subsections (1)(d)(i) through (iv), the body
             68      that governs the affairs of the political subdivision.
             69          (e) "Temporary replacement" means the person appointed by the political subdivision's
             70      governing body in accordance with this section to exercise the powers and duties of the office
             71      of the elected official who takes military leave.
             72          (2) H. [ An ] Except as provided by Subsection (9), an .H elected official creates a
             72a      vacancy in the elected official's office if the elected
             73      official is called to active, full-time duty in the armed forces unless the elected official takes
             74      military leave as provided by this section.
             75          (3) H. [ An ] Except as provided by Subsection (9), an .H elected official may take
             75a      military leave if the elected official submits to the
             76      political subdivision's governing body written notice of the intent to take military leave and the
             77      expected duration of the military leave, by the later of:
             78          (a) 21 days before the military leave begins; or
             79          (b) the next business day after which the elected official receives an order from the
             80      armed forces calling the elected official to active, full-time duty.
             81          (4) An elected official's military leave:
             82          (a) begins the day on which the elected official begins active, full-time duty in the
             83      armed forces; and
             84          (b) ends the sooner of:
             85          (i) the expiration of the elected official's term of office; or
             86          (ii) the day on which the elected official ends active, full-time duty in the armed forces.
             87          (5) A temporary replacement shall:



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         (a) meet the qualifications required to hold the office; and
             89          (b) be appointed:
             90          (i) H. [ H. except as provided by Subsection (9), .H ] .H before the day on which
             90a1      the military
             90a      leave begins; and
             91          (ii) (A) in the same manner as provided by this part for a midterm vacancy if a
             92      registered political party nominated the elected official who takes military leave as a candidate
             93      for the office; or
             94          (B) by the political subdivision's governing body after submitting an application in
             95      accordance with Subsection (8)(b) if a registered political party did not nominate the elected
             96      official who takes military leave as a candidate for office.
             97           H. [ (6) If a political subdivision's governing body does not appoint a temporary
             98      replacement before the day on which the military leave begins, the elected official's office shall
             99      remain vacant until the day on which the military leave ends.
] .H

             100          (7) (a) A temporary replacement shall exercise the powers and duties of the office for
             101      which the temporary replacement is appointed for the duration of the elected official's military
             102      leave.
             103          (b) An elected official may not exercise the powers or duties of the office while on
             104      military leave.
             104a      H. (c) [ Except as provided by Subsection (9), if ] If a temporary replacement is
             104b1      not appointed
             104b      before the day on which the military leave begins as required by Subsection (5)(b)(i), no person
             104c      may exercise the powers and duties of the elected official's office during the elected official's
             104d      military leave. .H
             105          (8) The political subdivision's governing body shall establish:
             106          (a) the distribution of the emoluments of the office between the elected official and the
             107      temporary replacement; and
             108          (b) an application form and the date by which a person shall submit the application to
             109      be considered by the political subdivision's governing body for appointment as a temporary
             110      replacement.
             110a      H. (9) [ (a) ] An elected official who is called to active, full-time duty in the armed forces
             110b      before the effective date of this bill is on military leave.
             110c          [ (b) A temporary replacement for an elected official described in Subsection (9)(a) who
             110d      meets the qualifications to hold office may be appointed as provided by Subsection (5)(b)(ii) on
             110e      or after the effective date of this bill.
] .H

             111          Section 2. Effective date.


            
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         If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             113      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             114      Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             115      the date of veto override.
             115a      H. Section 3. Revisor instructions.
             115b          It is the intent of the Legislature that, in preparing the Utah Code database for
             115c      publication, the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall replace the
             115d      references in Subsection 20A-1-513(9) from "the effective date of this bill" with the bill's
             115e      actual effective date. .H


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