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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:
25 Other Special Clauses:
27 Utah Code Sections Affected:
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
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.
37 at any time on or before the hearing, but not [
38 permission [
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[
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 [
46 (a) makes findings of fact; and [
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 [
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[
57 (b) order all other actions or proceedings consolidated with the validation proceeding
58 pending before [
59 (c) make orders [
60 unnecessary costs or delays. [
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.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-6-12 11:52 AM