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H.B. 88 Enrolled

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LAND USE AMENDMENTS

             2     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Melvin R. Brown

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Senate Sponsor: David P. Hinkins

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies provisions governing land use.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    requires a municipality or county to give notice to an owner of private real property
             13      if the property is located within an area located in a proposed zoning map or map
             14      amendment;
             15          .    permits an owner of private real property located within a proposed zoning map or
             16      map amendment to file a written objection to the zoning map or map amendment;
             17          .    requires the planning commission to consider the written objections and forward
             18      them to the legislative body; and
             19          .    makes technical and conforming amendments.
             20      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             21          None
             22      Other Special Clauses:
             23          None
             24      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             25      AMENDS:
             26          10-9a-205, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 90 and 123
             27          10-9a-502, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254
             28          17-27a-205, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 90 and 123
             29          17-27a-502, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254


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             31      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             32          Section 1. Section 10-9a-205 is amended to read:
             33           10-9a-205. Notice of public hearings and public meetings on adoption or
             34      modification of land use ordinance.
             35          (1) Each municipality shall give:
             36          (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the
             37      adoption or any modification of a land use ordinance; and
             38          (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
             39          (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be:
             40          (a) mailed to each affected entity at least 10 calendar days before the public hearing;
             41          (b) posted:
             42          (i) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
             43          (ii) on the municipality's official website; and
             44          (c) (i) (A) published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area at least 10
             45      calendar days before the public hearing; and
             46          (B) published on the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 , at least
             47      10 calendar days before the public hearing; or
             48          (ii) mailed at least 10 days before the public hearing to:
             49          (A) each property owner whose land is directly affected by the land use ordinance
             50      change; and
             51          (B) each adjacent property owner within the parameters specified by municipal
             52      ordinance.
             53          (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours
             54      before the meeting and shall be posted:
             55          (a) in at least three public locations within the municipality; or
             56          (b) on the municipality's official website.
             57          (4) (a) If a municipality plans to hold a public hearing in accordance with Section


             58      10-9a-502 to adopt a zoning map or map amendment, the municipality shall send a courtesy
             59      notice to each owner of private real property whose property is located entirely or partially
             60      within the proposed map at least 10 days prior to the scheduled day of the public hearing.
             61          (b) The notice shall:
             62          (i) identify with specificity each owner of record of real property that will be affected
             63      by the proposed zoning map or map amendments;
             64          (ii) state the current zone in which the real property is located;
             65          (iii) state the proposed new zone for the real property;
             66          (iv) provide information regarding or a reference to the proposed regulations,
             67      prohibitions, and permitted uses that the property will be subject to if the zoning map or map
             68      amendment is adopted;
             69          (v) state that the owner of real property may no later than 10 days after the day of the
             70      first public hearing file a written objection to the inclusion of the owner's property in the
             71      proposed zoning map or map amendment;
             72          (vi) state the address where the property owner should file the protest;
             73          (vii) notify the property owner that each written objection filed with the municipality
             74      will be provided to the municipal legislative body; and
             75          (viii) state the location, date, and time of the public hearing described in Section
             76      10-9a-502 .
             77          (c) If a municipality mails notice to a property owner in accordance with Subsection
             78      (2)(c)(ii) for a public hearing on a zoning map or map amendment, the notice required in this
             79      Subsection (4) may be included in or part of the notice described in Subsection (2)(c)(ii) rather
             80      than sent separately.
             81          Section 2. Section 10-9a-502 is amended to read:
             82           10-9a-502. Preparation and adoption of land use ordinance or zoning map.
             83          (1) The planning commission shall:
             84          (a) provide notice as required by Subsection 10-9a-205 (1)(a) and, if applicable,
             85      Subsection 10-9a-205 (4);


             86          (b) hold a public hearing on a proposed land use ordinance or zoning map; [and]
             87          (c) if applicable, consider each written objection filed in accordance with Subsection
             88      10-9a-205 (4) prior to the public hearing; and
             89          [(c)] (d) (i) prepare and recommend to the legislative body a proposed land use
             90      ordinance or ordinances and zoning map that represent the planning commission's
             91      recommendation for regulating the use and development of land within all or any part of the
             92      area of the municipality[.]; and
             93          (ii) forward to the legislative body all objections filed in accordance with Subsection
             94      10-9a-205 (4).
             95          (2) The municipal legislative body shall consider each proposed land use ordinance and
             96      zoning map recommended to it by the planning commission, and, after providing notice as
             97      required by Subsection 10-9a-205 (1)(b) and holding a public meeting, the legislative body may
             98      adopt or reject the ordinance or map either as proposed by the planning commission or after
             99      making any revision the municipal legislative body considers appropriate.
             100          Section 3. Section 17-27a-205 is amended to read:
             101           17-27a-205. Notice of public hearings and public meetings on adoption or
             102      modification of land use ordinance.
             103          (1) Each county shall give:
             104          (a) notice of the date, time, and place of the first public hearing to consider the
             105      adoption or modification of a land use ordinance; and
             106          (b) notice of each public meeting on the subject.
             107          (2) Each notice of a public hearing under Subsection (1)(a) shall be:
             108          (a) mailed to each affected entity at least 10 calendar days before the public hearing;
             109          (b) posted:
             110          (i) in at least three public locations within the county; or
             111          (ii) on the county's official website; and
             112          (c) (i) published:
             113          (A) in a newspaper of general circulation in the area at least 10 calendar days before


             114      the public hearing; and
             115          (B) on the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 , at least 10
             116      calendar days before the public hearing; or
             117          (ii) mailed at least 10 days before the public hearing to:
             118          (A) each property owner whose land is directly affected by the land use ordinance
             119      change; and
             120          (B) each adjacent property owner within the parameters specified by county ordinance.
             121          (3) Each notice of a public meeting under Subsection (1)(b) shall be at least 24 hours
             122      before the hearing and shall be posted:
             123          (a) in at least three public locations within the county; or
             124          (b) on the county's official website.
             125          (4) (a) If a county plans to hold a public hearing in accordance with Section
             126      17-27a-502 to adopt a zoning map or map amendment, the municipality shall send a courtesy
             127      notice to each owner of private real property whose property is located entirely or partially
             128      within the proposed map at least 10 days prior to the scheduled day of the public hearing.
             129          (b) The notice shall:
             130          (i) identify with specificity each owner of record of real property that will be affected
             131      by the proposed zoning map or map amendments;
             132          (ii) state the current zone in which the real property is located;
             133          (iii) state the proposed new zone for the real property;
             134          (iv) provide information regarding or a reference to the proposed regulations,
             135      prohibitions, and permitted uses that the property will be subject to if the zoning map or map
             136      amendment is adopted;
             137          (v) state that the owner of real property may no later than 10 days after the day of the
             138      first public hearing file a written objection to the inclusion of the owner's property in the
             139      proposed zoning map or map amendment;
             140          (vi) state the address where the property owner should file the protest;
             141          (vii) notify the property owner that each written objection filed with the county will be


             142      provided to the municipal legislative body; and
             143          (viii) state the location, date, and time of the public hearing described in Section
             144      17-27a-502 .
             145          (c) If a county mails notice to a property owner in accordance with Subsection (2)(c)(ii)
             146      for a public hearing on a zoning map or map amendment, the notice required in this Subsection
             147      (4) may be included in or part of the notice described in Subsection (2)(c)(ii) rather than sent
             148      separately.
             149          Section 4. Section 17-27a-502 is amended to read:
             150           17-27a-502. Preparation and adoption of land use ordinance or zoning map.
             151          (1) The planning commission shall:
             152          (a) provide notice as required by Subsection 17-27a-205 (1)(a) and, if applicable,
             153      Subsection 17-27a-205 (4);
             154          (b) hold a public hearing on a proposed land use ordinance or zoning map; [and]
             155          (c) if applicable, consider each written objection filed in accordance with Subsection
             156      17-27a-205 (4) prior to the public hearing; and
             157          [(c)] (d) (i) prepare and recommend to the legislative body a proposed land use
             158      ordinance or ordinances and zoning map that represent the planning commission's
             159      recommendation for regulating the use and development of land within all or any part of the
             160      unincorporated area of the county[.]; and
             161          (ii) forward to the legislative body all objections filed in accordance with Subsection
             162      17-27a-205 (4).
             163          (2) The county legislative body shall consider each proposed land use ordinance and
             164      zoning map recommended to it by the planning commission, and, after providing notice as
             165      required by Subsection 17-27a-205 (1)(b) and holding a public meeting, the legislative body
             166      may adopt or reject the proposed ordinance or map either as proposed by the planning
             167      commission or after making any revision the county legislative body considers appropriate.


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