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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies provisions related to political subdivisions to require certification of
10 certain financial reports.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . enacts Political Subdivision Financial Reporting Certification, including:
14 . defining terms;
15 . requiring a specific form of certification of annual financial reports by the chief
16 administrative officer and chief financial officer; and
17 . providing for the designation of the chief administrative officer or chief
18 financial officer.
19 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 11-50-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
26 11-50-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
27 11-50-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
28 11-50-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
30 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
31 Section 1. Section 11-50-101 is enacted to read:
35 11-50-101. Title.
36 This chapter is known as "Political Subdivision Financial Reporting Certification."
37 Section 2. Section 11-50-102 is enacted to read:
38 11-50-102. Definitions.
39 As used in this chapter:
40 (1) "Annual financial report" means a comprehensive annual financial report or similar
41 financial report required by Section 51-2a-201 .
42 (2) "Chief administrative officer" means the chief administrative officer designated in
43 accordance with Section 11-50-202 .
44 (3) "Chief financial officer" means the chief financial officer designated in accordance
45 with Section 11-50-202 .
46 (4) "Governing body" means:
47 (a) for a county, city, or town, the legislative body of the county, city, or town;
48 (b) for a local district, the board of trustees of the local district;
49 (c) for a school district, the local board of education; or
50 (d) for a special service district under Title 17D, Chapter 1, Special Service District
52 (i) the governing body of the county or municipality that created the special service
53 district, if no administrative control board has been established under Section 17D-1-301 ; or
54 (ii) the administrative control board, if one has been established under Section
55 17D-1-301 .
56 (5) H. (a) .H "Political subdivision" means any county, city, town, school district,
57 development and renewal agency, special improvement or taxing district, local district, special
58 service district, an entity created by an interlocal agreement adopted under Title 11, Chapter 13,
59 Interlocal Cooperation Act, or other governmental subdivision or public corporation.
59a H. (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (5)(a), "political subdivision" does not mean a
59b project entity, as defined in Section 11-13-103. .H
60 Section 3. Section 11-50-201 is enacted to read:
62 11-50-201. Certification by chief administrative officer and chief financial officer
64 For an annual financial report of a political subdivision to be considered complete on
65 and after July 1, 2013, the following certifications shall be included with the annual financial
67 (1) Under penalty of perjury, I, [officer's name] certify that the [annual financial report]
68 of [political subdivision] for the year ended [date] fairly presents in all material respects the
69 financial condition and results of operations of [political subdivision].
70 [signature], Chief Administrative Officer.
71 (2) Under penalty of perjury, I, [officer's name] certify that the [annual financial report]
72 of [political subdivision] for the year ended [date] fairly presents in all material respects the
73 financial condition and results of operations of [political subdivision].
74 [signature], Chief Financial Officer.
75 Section 4. Section 11-50-202 is enacted to read:
76 11-50-202. Designating chief administrative officer -- Designating chief financial
78 (1) (a) The chief administrative officer of a political subdivision is:
79 (i) the individual appointed as the chief administrative officer of the political
80 subdivision in accordance with statute; or
81 (ii) if a chief administrative officer is not appointed in accordance with statute, the
82 individual designated as the chief administrative officer by the governing body of the political
84 (b) In designating a chief administrative officer under this Subsection (1), the
85 governing body shall designate the individual who holds a managerial or similar position to
86 perform administrative duties or functions for the political subdivision.
87 (2) (a) The chief financial officer of a political subdivision is:
88 (i) the individual appointed as the chief financial officer of the political subdivision in
89 accordance with statute; or
90 (ii) if a chief financial officer is not appointed in accordance with statute, the individual
91 designated as the chief financial officer by the governing body of the political subdivision.
92 (b) In designating a chief financial officer under this Subsection (2), the governing
93 body shall designate the individual who has primary responsibility for preparing the annual
94 financial report.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-15-13 11:08 AM