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H.B. 218





Chief Sponsor: Daniel McCay

Senate Sponsor: Howard A. Stephenson

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill makes changes to certain procedures related to hiring a business administrator
             10      of a school district.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines terms;
             14          .    prohibits a local school board from:
             15              .    appointing a business administrator during an interim vacancy period; and
             16              .    entering into a contract on or after May 8, 2012, that contains an automatic
             17      renewal provision with a business administrator; and
             18          .    makes technical changes.
             19      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          None
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      AMENDS:
             25          53A-3-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 336
             27      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

             28          Section 1. Section 53A-3-302 is amended to read:
             29           53A-3-302. Business administrator -- Term -- Oath.
             30          (1) [Each] Subject to Subsection (5), a local school board shall appoint a business
             31      administrator.
             32          (2) (a) The business administrator's term of office is for two years and until, subject to
             33      Subsection (5), a successor is appointed and qualified.
             34          (b) A local school board that appoints a business administrator in accordance with this
             35      section may not, on or after May 8, 2012, enter into an employment contract that contains an
             36      automatic renewal provision with the business administrator.
             37          (3) [If] Unless a vacancy occurs during an interim vacancy period subject to Subsection
             38      (5), if it becomes necessary to appoint an interim business manager due to a vacancy in the
             39      office of business administrator, then the local school board shall make an appointment during
             40      a public meeting for an indefinite term not to exceed one year, which term shall end upon the
             41      appointment and qualification of a new business manager.
             42          (4) The business administrator qualifies for office by taking the constitutional oath of
             43      office.
             44          (5) (a) As used in this Subsection (5), "interim vacancy period" means the period of
             45      time that:
             46          (i) begins on the day on which a general election described in Section 20A-1-202 is
             47      held to elect a member of a local school board; and
             48          (ii) ends on the day on which the member-elect begins the member's term.
             49          (b) (i) A local school board may not appoint a business administrator during an interim
             50      vacancy period.
             51          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (5)(b)(i):
             52          (A) the local school board may appoint an interim business administrator during an
             53      interim vacancy period; and
             54          (B) the interim business administrator's term shall expire once a new business
             55      administrator is appointed by the new local school board after the interim vacancy period has
             56      ended.
             57          (c) Subsection (5)(b) does not apply if all the local school board members who held
             58      office on the day of the general election whose term of office was vacant for the election are

             59      reelected to the local school board for the following term.

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