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Second Substitute S.B. 290

Senator Peter C. Knudson proposes the following substitute bill:


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ABATEMENT OF WEEDS, GARBAGE, REFUSE, AND

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UNSIGHTLY OBJECTS

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2011 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

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House Sponsor: Eric K. Hutchings

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill amends provisions authorizing a municipal legislative body to regulate the
             11      abatement of weeds, garbage, refuse, or unsightly objects.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    provides that an owner or occupant may select a person to provide an abatement
             15      service with certain exceptions; and
             16          .    makes technical corrections.
             17      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          This bill coordinates with H.B. 268, Municipal Enforcement Regarding Property
             21      Maintenance, by providing substantive and technical amendments.
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          10-11-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 292
             25      Utah Code Sections Affected by Coordination Clause:


             26          10-11-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 292
             27     
             28      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             29          Section 1. Section 10-11-1 is amended to read:
             30           10-11-1. Abatement of weeds, garbage, refuse, and unsightly objects -- Selection
             31      of service provider.
             32          (1) A municipal legislative body may designate, and regulate the abatement of,
             33      injurious and noxious weeds, garbage, refuse, or any unsightly or deleterious objects or
             34      structures, and may appoint a municipal inspector for the purpose of carrying out the provisions
             35      of this chapter.
             36          (2) Except as provided in Subsection (3), a municipal legislative body may not:
             37          (a) prohibit an owner or occupant of real property within the municipality's
             38      jurisdiction, including an owner or occupant who receives a notice in accordance with Section
             39      10-11-2 , from selecting a person, as defined in Section 10-1-104 , to provide an abatement
             40      service for injurious and noxious weeds, garbage, refuse, or any unsightly or deleterious objects
             41      or structures; or
             42          (b) require that an owner or occupant described in Subsection (2)(a) use the services of
             43      the municipal inspector or any assistance employed by the municipal inspector described in
             44      Section 10-11-3 to provide an abatement service described in Subsection (2)(a).
             45          (3) A municipality may require that an owner or occupant described in Subsection
             46      (2)(a) use the abatement services, as described in Section 10-11-3 , of the municipal inspector
             47      or any assistance employed by the municipal inspector if:
             48          (a) the municipality adopts an ordinance providing a reasonable period of time for an
             49      owner or occupant to abate the owner's or occupant's property after receiving a notice described
             50      in Section 10-11-2 ; and
             51          (b) the owner or occupant fails to abate the property within the reasonable period of
             52      time and in accordance with the notice.
             53          Section 2. Coordinating S.B. 290 with H.B. 268 -- Substantive and technical
             54      amendments.
             55          If this S.B. 290 and H.B. 268, Municipal Enforcement Regarding Property
             56      Maintenance, both pass, it is the intent of the Legislature that the Office of Legislative


             57      Research and General Counsel shall prepare the Utah Code database for publication by
             58      modifying Subsection 10-11-1(2)(a) to read:
             59          "(2) A municipal legislative body may not:
             60          (a) prohibit an owner or occupant of real property within the municipality's
             61      jurisdiction, including an owner or occupant who receives a notice in accordance with Section
             62      10-11-2 , from selecting a person, as defined in Section 10-1-104 , to provide an abatement
             63      service for injurious and noxious weeds, garbage and refuse, a public nuisance, or an illegal
             64      object or structure; or".


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