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H.B. 279 Enrolled

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ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS BY COUNTIES

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2013 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Spencer J. Cox

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Senate Sponsor: Evan J. Vickers

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill enacts language authorizing a county to adopt an ordinance establishing an
             10      administrative hearing process.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    authorizes a county to adopt an ordinance establishing an administrative hearing
             14      process.
             15      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      ENACTS:
             21          17-53-228, Utah Code Annotated 1953
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             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 17-53-228 is enacted to read:
             25          17-53-228. Administrative hearings and procedures.
             26          (1) A county may adopt an ordinance establishing an administrative hearing process to
             27      review and decide matters relating to the violation, enforcement, or administration of a county
             28      civil ordinance, including an ordinance related to the following:
             29          (a) a building code;


             30          (b) planning and zoning;
             31          (c) animal control;
             32          (d) licensing;
             33          (e) health and safety;
             34          (f) county employment; or
             35          (g) sanitation.
             36          (2) An ordinance adopted in accordance with Subsection (1) shall provide appropriate
             37      due process protections for a party participating in an administrative hearing.
             38          (3) An administrative hearing held in accordance with an ordinance described in
             39      Subsection (1) may be conducted by an administrative law judge.
             40          (4) A county may not impose a civil penalty and adjudication for the violation of a
             41      county moving traffic ordinance.


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