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S.B. 3001 Enrolled

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UTAH STATE SENATE BOUNDARIES AND ELECTION

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DESIGNATION

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2011 THIRD SPECIAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Ralph Okerlund

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House Sponsor: Kenneth W. Sumsion

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      Redistricting Boundary Information:
             10          The Utah State Senate district boundary information may be found at .
             11          Block assignment file security code: b65820501630ccd944849f9c96d35b2a
             12      General Description:
             13          This bill, which includes this printed text and the electronic data affiliated with it,
             14      establishes new Utah State Senate district boundaries and makes other technical
             15      corrections.
             16      Highlighted Provisions:
             17          This bill:
             18          .    repeals current Utah State Senate district boundaries and establishes new Utah State
             19      Senate district boundaries;
             20          .    establishes election dates for each Utah State Senate district to ensure that Senate
             21      terms are staggered;
             22          .    establishes the block assignment file, which is part of this bill in electronic form, as
             23      the legal boundaries of Utah State Senate districts; and
             24          .    makes technical corrections.
             25      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             26          None
             27      Other Special Clauses:
             28          This bill takes effect on January 1, 2012, for purposes of nominating and electing
             29      certain members of the Utah State Senate and on January 1, 2013, for all other


             30      purposes.
             31      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             32      AMENDS:
             33          36-1-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Second Special Session, Chapter 5
             34          36-1-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 74
             35          36-1-103.2, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 74
             36          36-1-104, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Second Special Session, Chapter 5
             37          36-1-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 169
             38      ENACTS:
             39          36-1-101.1, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             40          36-1-101.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             41      REPEALS:
             42          36-1-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 74
             43     
             44      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             45          Section 1. Section 36-1-101.1 is enacted to read:
             46          36-1-101.1. Definitions.
             47          As used in this section:
             48          (1) "Census block" means any one of the 115,406 individual geographic areas into
             49      which the Bureau of the Census of the United States Department of Commerce has divided the
             50      state of Utah, to each of which the Bureau of the Census has attached a discrete population
             51      tabulation from the 2010 decennial census.
             52          (2) "Senate block assignment file" means the electronic file that assigns each of Utah's
             53      115,406 census blocks to a particular Utah State Senate district.
             54          Section 2. Section 36-1-101.5 is enacted to read:
             55          36-1-101.5. Utah State Senate -- District boundaries.
             56          (1) The Utah State Senate shall consist of 29 members, with one member to be elected
             57      from each Utah State Senate district.


             58          (2) The Legislature adopts the official census population figures and maps of the
             59      Bureau of the Census of the United States Department of Commerce developed in connection
             60      with the taking of the 2010 national decennial census as the official data for establishing Senate
             61      district boundaries.
             62          (3) (a) The Legislature enacts the numbers and boundaries of the Senate districts
             63      designated in the Senate block assignment file that is the electronic component of the bill that
             64      enacts this section.
             65          (b) That Senate block assignment file, and the Senate district boundaries generated
             66      from that Senate block assignment file, may be accessed via the Utah Legislature's website.
             67          Section 3. Section 36-1-102 is amended to read:
             68           36-1-102. Election of senators -- Staggered terms.
             69          (1) Unless otherwise provided by law, each senator elected from Senate Districts [1, 6,
             70      8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 27, and 29] 2, 3, 5, 9, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, and 26 at
             71      the [2000] 2010 General Election shall serve out the term of office for which he or she was
             72      elected and shall represent the realigned district if he or she resides in that district.
             73          (2) At the general election to be held in [2002] 2012, senators elected from Senate
             74      Districts [2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 26, and 28] 1, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20,
             75      23, 24, 25, 27, and 29 shall be elected to serve a term of office of four years.
             76          (3) (a) Because the senator from Senate District 28 was appointed to fill a mid-term
             77      vacancy that occurred more than two years before the next regular general election, Subsection
             78      20A-1-503 (3) requires that the vacancy be filled for the unexpired term at the next general
             79      election.
             80          (b) Consequently:
             81          (i) at the general election to be held in 2012, the senator elected from Senate District 28
             82      shall be elected to serve a term of office of two years; and
             83          (ii) at the general election to be held in 2014, the senator elected from Senate District
             84      28 shall be elected to serve a term of office of four years.
             85          (4) (a) If one of the incumbent senators from new Senate District 4 files written notice


             86      with the lieutenant governor by close of business on January 3, 2012, that the senator will not
             87      seek election to the Senate from that Senate District 4, that incumbent senator may serve until
             88      January 1, 2013, and the other incumbent senator from District 4 shall serve out the term for
             89      which the member was elected, which is until January 1, 2015.
             90          (b) (i) If one of the incumbent senators in Senate District 4 does not file the written
             91      notice authorized by Subsection (4)(a), the lieutenant governor shall designate Senate District 4
             92      as an office to be filled in the 2012 regular general election in the notice of election required by
             93      Section 20A-5-101 .
             94          (ii) If the Subsection (4)(b)(i) contingency occurs:
             95          (A) the senator elected from Senate District 4 at the 2012 regular general election shall
             96      be elected to serve a term of office of two years; and
             97          (B) the senator elected from Senate District 4 at the 2014 regular general election shall
             98      be elected to serve a term of office of four years.
             99          Section 4. Section 36-1-103 is amended to read:
             100           36-1-103. Senate districts -- Copies -- Legal boundaries.
             101          (1) (a) The Legislature shall file [copies of the official maps] a copy of the Senate
             102      block assignment file enacted by the Legislature[, and any other relevant data,] with the
             103      lieutenant governor's office.
             104          (b) [Except as provided in Subsection (2), the] The legal boundaries of Senate districts
             105      are contained in the [official maps] Senate block assignment file on file with the lieutenant
             106      governor's office.
             107          [(2) (a) Because of the new county boundary separating Salt Lake County and Utah
             108      County, the boundary separating Senate District 9 and Senate District 11 that followed the old
             109      county boundary is changed to follow the new county boundary eastward from the
             110      southwestern intersection to the point where the existing boundary of Senate District 9 turns
             111      north from the old county boundary.]
             112          [(b) The following census blocks from the 2000 census are removed from Senate
             113      District 11 and placed into Senate District 14: Census Tract 010205, Blocks 1000, 1001, 3001,


             114      3003, and 3004.]
             115          [(3) When questions of interpretation of Senate district boundaries arise, the official
             116      maps on file in the lieutenant governor's office shall serve as the indication of the legislative
             117      intent in drawing the Senate district boundaries.]
             118          [(4) Maps identifying the boundaries for Senate districts may be viewed on the Internet
             119      at the lieutenant governor's website.]
             120          (2) (a) The lieutenant governor shall:
             121          (i) generate maps of each Utah State Senate district from the Senate block assignment
             122      file; and
             123          (ii) ensure that those maps are available for viewing on the lieutenant governor's
             124      website.
             125          (b) If there is any inconsistency between the maps and the Senate block assignment
             126      file, the Senate block assignment file is controlling.
             127          Section 5. Section 36-1-103.2 is amended to read:
             128           36-1-103.2. County clerk, Automated Geographic Reference Center, and
             129      lieutenant governor responsibilities -- Maps and voting precinct boundaries.
             130          (1) Each county clerk shall obtain [copies of the official maps] a copy of the Senate
             131      block assignment file for the clerk's county from the lieutenant governor's office.
             132          (2) (a) A county clerk may create one or more county maps that identify the boundaries
             133      of Senate districts as [shown on the official maps] generated from the Senate block assignment
             134      file.
             135          (b) Before publishing or distributing any map or data created by the county clerk that
             136      identifies the boundaries of Senate districts within the county, the clerk shall submit the county
             137      map and data to the lieutenant governor and to the Automated Geographic Reference Center for
             138      review.
             139          (c) Within 30 days after receipt of a county map and data from a county clerk, the
             140      Automated Geographic Reference Center shall:
             141          (i) review the county map and data to evaluate if the county map and data accurately


             142      reflect the boundaries of Senate districts established by the Legislature in the [official maps]
             143      Senate block assignment file;
             144          (ii) determine whether the county map and data are correct or incorrect; and
             145          (iii) communicate those findings to the lieutenant governor.
             146          (d) The lieutenant governor shall either notify the county clerk that the county map and
             147      data are correct or notify the county clerk that the county map and data are incorrect.
             148          (e) If the county clerk receives notice from the lieutenant governor that the county map
             149      and data submitted are incorrect, the county clerk shall:
             150          (i) make the corrections necessary to conform the county map and data to the [official
             151      maps] Senate block assignment file; and
             152          (ii) resubmit the corrected county map and data to the lieutenant governor and to the
             153      Automated Geographic Reference Center for a new review under this Subsection (2).
             154          (3) (a) Subject to the requirements of this Subsection (3), each county clerk shall
             155      establish voting precincts and polling places within each Senate district according to the
             156      procedures and requirements of Section 20A-5-303 .
             157          (b) Within five working days after approval of voting precincts and polling places by
             158      the county legislative body as required by Section 20A-5-303 , each county clerk shall submit a
             159      voting precinct map identifying the boundaries of each voting precinct within the county to the
             160      lieutenant governor and to the Automated Geographic Reference Center for review.
             161          (c) Within 30 days after receipt of a voting precinct map from a county clerk, the
             162      Automated Geographic Reference Center shall:
             163          (i) review the voting precinct map to evaluate if the [county] voting precinct map
             164      accurately reflects the boundaries of Senate districts established by the Legislature in the
             165      [official maps] Senate block assignment file;
             166          (ii) determine whether the voting precinct map is correct or incorrect; and
             167          (iii) communicate those findings to the lieutenant governor.
             168          (d) The lieutenant governor shall either notify the county clerk that the voting precinct
             169      map is correct or notify the county clerk that the map is incorrect.


             170          (e) If the county clerk receives notice from the lieutenant governor that the voting
             171      precinct map is incorrect, the county clerk shall:
             172          (i) make the corrections necessary to conform the voting precinct map to the [official
             173      maps] Senate block assignment file; and
             174          (ii) resubmit the corrected voting precinct map to the lieutenant governor and to the
             175      Automated Geographic Reference Center for a new review under this Subsection (3).
             176          Section 6. Section 36-1-104 is amended to read:
             177           36-1-104. Omissions from maps -- How resolved.
             178          (1) If any area of the state is omitted from a Utah State Senate district in the [maps]
             179      Senate block assignment file enacted by the Legislature, the county clerk of the affected
             180      county, upon discovery of the omission, shall attach the area to the appropriate Senate district
             181      according to the requirements of Subsections (2) and (3).
             182          (2) If the omitted area is surrounded by a single Senate district, the county clerk shall
             183      attach the area [shall be attached] to that district.
             184          (3) If the omitted area is contiguous to two or more Senate districts, the county clerk
             185      shall attach the area [shall be attached] to the district that has the least population, as
             186      determined by the official census population figures and maps [of the Bureau of the Census of
             187      the United States Department of Commerce developed in connection with the taking of the
             188      2000 2010 national decennial census] described in Subsection 36-1-101.5 (2).
             189          (4) [Any attachment] The county clerk shall certify in writing and file with the
             190      lieutenant governor any attachment made under [Subsection (1) shall be certified in writing and
             191      filed with the lieutenant governor] this section.
             192          Section 7. Section 36-1-105 is amended to read:
             193           36-1-105. Uncertain boundaries -- How resolved.
             194          (1) As used in this section, "affected party" means:
             195          (a) a senator whose Utah State Senate district boundary is uncertain because the
             196      [identifying feature] boundary in the Senate block assignment file used to establish the Senate
             197      district boundary has been removed, modified, or is unable to be identified or who is uncertain


             198      about whether or not [he] the senator or another person resides in a particular Senate district;
             199          (b) a candidate for senator whose Senate district boundary is uncertain because the
             200      [identifying feature] boundary in the Senate block assignment file used to establish the Senate
             201      district boundary has been removed, modified, or is unable to be identified or who is uncertain
             202      about whether or not [he] the candidate or another person resides in a particular Senate district;
             203      or
             204          (c) a person who is uncertain about which Senate district contains the person's
             205      residence because the [identifying feature] boundary in the Senate block assignment file used to
             206      establish the Senate district boundary has been removed, modified, or is unable to be identified.
             207          (2) (a) An affected party may file a written request petitioning the lieutenant governor
             208      to determine:
             209          (i) the precise location of the Senate district boundary;
             210          (ii) the number of the Senate district in which a person resides; or
             211          (iii) both Subsections (2)(a)(i) and (ii).
             212          (b) In order to make the determination required by Subsection (2)(a), the lieutenant
             213      governor shall review the [official maps] Senate block assignment file and obtain and review
             214      other relevant data such as [census block and tract descriptions,] aerial photographs, aerial
             215      maps, or other data about the area.
             216          (c) Within five days of receipt of the request, the lieutenant governor shall review the
             217      [maps] Senate block assignment file, obtain and review any relevant data, and make a
             218      determination.
             219          (d) When the lieutenant governor determines the location of the Senate district
             220      boundary, the lieutenant governor shall:
             221          (i) prepare a certification identifying the appropriate Senate district boundary and
             222      attaching a map, if necessary; and
             223          (ii) send a copy of the certification to:
             224          (A) the affected party;
             225          (B) the county clerk of the affected county; and


             226          (C) the Automated Geographic Reference Center created under Section 63F-1-506 .
             227          (e) If the lieutenant governor determines the number of the Senate district in which a
             228      particular person resides, the lieutenant governor shall send a letter identifying that district by
             229      number to:
             230          (i) the person;
             231          (ii) the affected party who filed the petition, if different than the person whose Senate
             232      district number was identified; and
             233          (iii) the county clerk of the affected county.
             234          Section 8. Repealer.
             235          This bill repeals:
             236          Section 36-1-101, Utah State Senate -- District boundaries.
             237          Section 9. Effective date.
             238          This bill takes effect on January 1, 2012, for purposes of nominating and electing
             239      certain members of the Utah State Senate and on January 1, 2013, for all other purposes.


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