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H.B. 354





Chief Sponsor: Johnny Anderson

Senate Sponsor: ____________

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends provisions governing a budget maintained by an interlocal entity and
             10      an entity's compliance with public meeting requirements.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    amends provisions governing an interlocal entity's compliance with public meeting
             14      requirements;
             15          .    requires an interlocal entity to:
             16              .    adopt a budget at a public meeting;
             17              .    establish and maintain a budget in accordance with standards established by the
             18      Governmental Accounting Standards Board; and
             19              .    publish the budget on the interlocal entity's and a Utah public agency's public
             20      websites; and
             21          .    makes technical corrections.
             22      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             23          None
             24      Other Special Clauses:
             25          None
             26      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             27      AMENDS:

             28          11-13-206, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 286
             29          11-13-223, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 249
             30      ENACTS:
             31          11-13-224, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             33      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             34          Section 1. Section 11-13-206 is amended to read:
             35           11-13-206. Requirements for agreements for joint or cooperative action.
             36          (1) Each agreement under Section 11-13-202 , 11-13-203 , or 11-13-205 shall specify:
             37          (a) its duration;
             38          (b) if the agreement creates an interlocal entity:
             39          (i) the precise organization, composition, and nature of the interlocal entity;
             40          (ii) the powers delegated to the interlocal entity;
             41          (iii) the manner in which the interlocal entity is to be governed; and
             42          (iv) subject to Subsection (2), the manner in which the members of its governing body
             43      are to be appointed or selected;
             44          (c) its purpose or purposes;
             45          (d) the manner of financing the joint or cooperative undertaking and, subject to Section
             46      11-13-224 , of establishing and maintaining a budget for it;
             47          (e) the permissible method or methods to be employed in accomplishing the partial or
             48      complete termination of the agreement and for disposing of property upon such partial or
             49      complete termination; and
             50          (f) any other necessary and proper matters.
             51          (2) Each agreement under Section 11-13-203 or 11-13-205 that creates an interlocal
             52      entity shall require that Utah public agencies that are parties to the agreement have the right to
             53      appoint or select members of the interlocal entity's governing body with a majority of the
             54      voting power.
             55          Section 2. Section 11-13-223 is amended to read:
             56           11-13-223. Open and public meetings.
             57          (1) To the extent that an interlocal entity is subject to [or elects, by formal resolution of
             58      its governing body to comply with] the provisions of Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public

             59      Meetings Act, it may for purposes of complying with those provisions:
             60          (a) convene and conduct any public meeting by means of a telephonic or
             61      telecommunications conference; and
             62          (b) give public notice of its meeting pursuant to Section 52-4-202 .
             63          (2) In order to convene and conduct a public meeting by means of a telephonic or
             64      telecommunications conference, each interlocal entity shall if it is subject to or elects by formal
             65      resolution of its governing body to comply with Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings
             66      Act:
             67          (a) in addition to giving public notice required by Subsection (1) provide:
             68          (i) notice of the telephonic or telecommunications conference to the members of the
             69      governing body at least 24 hours before the meeting so that they may participate in and be
             70      counted as present for all purposes, including the determination that a quorum is present; and
             71          (ii) a description of how the members will be connected to the telephonic or
             72      telecommunications conference;
             73          (b) establish written procedures governing the conduct of any meeting at which one or
             74      more members of the governing body are participating by means of a telephonic or
             75      telecommunications conference;
             76          (c) provide for an anchor location for the public meeting at the principal office of the
             77      governing body; and
             78          (d) provide space and facilities for the physical attendance and participation of
             79      interested persons and the public at the anchor location, including providing for interested
             80      persons and the public to hear by speaker or other equipment all discussions and deliberations
             81      of those members of the governing body participating in the meeting by means of telephonic or
             82      telecommunications conference.
             83          (3) Compliance with the provisions of this section by a governing body constitutes full
             84      and complete compliance by the governing body with the corresponding provisions of Sections
             85      52-4-201 and 52-4-202 , to the extent that those sections are applicable to the governing body.
             86          Section 3. Section 11-13-224 is enacted to read:
             87          11-13-224. Budgetary standards -- Publication.
             88          If an interlocal entity requires a budget, the interlocal entity shall:
             89          (1) adopt the budget at a public meeting held in accordance with Title 52, Chapter 4,

             90      Open and Public Meetings Act;
             91          (2) establish and maintain the budget in accordance with standards established by the
             92      Governmental Accounting Standards Board; and
             93          (3) publish annually the interlocal entity's budget on:
             94          (a) the interlocal entity's public website, if applicable; and
             95          (b) the public website of each Utah public agency that entered into the agreement
             96      creating the interlocal entity.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 2-19-13 12:59 PM

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