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BOND VALIDATION ACT AMENDMENTS

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2012 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Benjamin M. McAdams

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House Sponsor: Derek E. Brown

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill clarifies and amends procedural provisions of the Utah Bond Validation Act
             10      relating to actions and appeals brought under the act.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    clarifies that, to the extent possible and practicable under the circumstances, the
             14      court shall render final judgment in a bond validation action within 10 days after the
             15      day on which the hearing is concluded;
             16          .    provides that motions filed by a public body for an order, including an injunction
             17      order, in a bond validation action must be made to the court in which the validation
             18      proceeding is pending;
             19          .    provides that the Utah Supreme Court shall expedite and give priority to the
             20      docketing, briefing, hearing, and decision on an appeal under the Utah Bond
             21      Validation Act; and
             22          .    makes technical changes.
             23      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             24          None
             25      Other Special Clauses:
             26          None
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             28      AMENDS:
             29          11-30-7, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1987, Chapter 197


             30          11-30-8, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1987, Chapter 197
             31          11-30-10, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1987, Chapter 197
             32     
             33      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             34          Section 1. Section 11-30-7 is amended to read:
             35           11-30-7. Pleadings -- Questions of law and fact -- Judgment.
             36          [Any] (1) A defendant may file, amend, or supplement any pleading to the proceeding
             37      at any time on or before the hearing, but not [thereafter without] after the hearing begins, unless
             38      permission [of] is given by the court.
             39          (2) At the time and place designated in the order, the court shall:
             40          (a) proceed to hear and determine all questions of law and fact[,]; and [shall make
             41      those orders which]
             42          (b) enter orders that will best enable the court properly to try and determine all
             43      questions of law and fact and to enter a judgment with the least possible delay.
             44          (3) The judgment shall be based upon a written opinion of the court [which shall make]
             45      that:
             46          (a) makes findings of fact; and [shall state]
             47          (b) separately states the court's conclusions of law.
             48          (4) To the extent possible and practicable under the circumstances, the court shall
             49      render final judgment [shall be rendered] within 10 days after the day on which the hearing is
             50      concluded.
             51          Section 2. Section 11-30-8 is amended to read:
             52           11-30-8. Injunction -- Other orders.
             53          (1) Upon motion of the public body to the court in which the validation proceeding is
             54      pending, whether before or after the date set for hearing, the court may:
             55          (a) enjoin the commencement, prosecution, or maintenance of any other action
             56      involving the validity of the bonds[, and may];
             57          (b) order all other actions or proceedings consolidated with the validation proceeding


             58      pending before [it, and may] the court; and
             59          (c) make orders [which] that are necessary or proper to effect consolidation or to avoid
             60      unnecessary costs or delays. [Those orders]
             61          (2) The orders described in Subsection (1) are not appealable.
             62          Section 3. Section 11-30-10 is amended to read:
             63           11-30-10. Appeals to Supreme Court.
             64          (1) An appeal may be taken only to the Supreme Court and may be taken only by a
             65      party appearing at the hearing.
             66          (2) No appeal is allowed unless the notice of appeal is filed within 10 days after the
             67      date of entry of the judgment.
             68          (3) The Supreme Court shall expedite and give priority to the docketing, briefing,
             69      hearing, and decision on appeal.


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