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S.B. 153

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT AMENDMENTS

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2013 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: J. Stuart Adams

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House Sponsor: Daniel McCay

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends provisions related to municipal and county regulation of land use and
             10      development.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    modifies definitions;
             14          .    amends a land use authority's authority to impose an exaction for another
             15      governmental entity;
             16          .    enacts language limiting a municipality's or county's regulation of a residential
             17      facility for persons with a disability;
             18          .    enacts provisions relating to a land use authority's acceptance of landscaping and
             19      infrastructure improvements;
             20          .    requires a local district to comply with municipal or county land use and
             21      development requirements in certain circumstances; and
             22          .    makes technical corrections.
             23      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             24          None
             25      Other Special Clauses:
             26          None
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected:


             28      AMENDS:
             29          10-9a-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 231
             30          10-9a-104, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254
             31          10-9a-508, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 163
             32          10-9a-520, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254
             33          17-27a-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 231
             34          17-27a-104, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254
             35          17-27a-507, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 163
             36          17-27a-519, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254
             37      REPEALS AND REENACTS:
             38          10-9a-516, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254
             39          10-9a-604.5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 112
             40          17-27a-515, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254
             41          17-27a-604.5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 112
             42          17B-1-119, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 205
             43      REPEALS:
             44          10-9a-517, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254
             45          10-9a-518, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254
             46          10-9a-519, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 378
             47          17-27a-516, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254
             48          17-27a-517, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254
             49          17-27a-518, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 297
             50     
             51      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             52          Section 1. Section 10-9a-103 is amended to read:
             53           10-9a-103. Definitions.
             54          As used in this chapter:
             55          (1) "Affected entity" means a county, municipality, local district, special service
             56      district under Title 17D, Chapter 1, Special Service District Act, school district, interlocal
             57      cooperation entity established under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, specified
             58      public utility, [a] property owner, [a] property owners association, or the Utah Department of


             59      Transportation, if:
             60          (a) the entity's services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             61      modification because of an intended use of land;
             62          (b) the entity has filed with the municipality a copy of the entity's general or long-range
             63      plan; or
             64          (c) the entity has filed with the municipality a request for notice during the same
             65      calendar year and before the municipality provides notice to an affected entity in compliance
             66      with a requirement imposed under this chapter.
             67          (2) "Appeal authority" means the person, board, commission, agency, or other body
             68      designated by ordinance to decide an appeal of a decision of a land use application or a
             69      variance.
             70          (3) "Billboard" means a freestanding ground sign located on industrial, commercial, or
             71      residential property if the sign is designed or intended to direct attention to a business, product,
             72      or service that is not sold, offered, or existing on the property where the sign is located.
             73          (4) (a) "Charter school" means:
             74          (i) an operating charter school;
             75          (ii) a charter school applicant that has its application approved by a chartering entity in
             76      accordance with Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 5, The Utah Charter Schools Act; or
             77          (iii) an entity [who] that is working on behalf of a charter school or approved charter
             78      applicant to develop or construct a charter school building.
             79          (b) "Charter school" does not include a therapeutic school.
             80          (5) "Conditional use" means a land use that, because of its unique characteristics or
             81      potential impact on the municipality, surrounding neighbors, or adjacent land uses, may not be
             82      compatible in some areas or may be compatible only if certain conditions are required that
             83      mitigate or eliminate the detrimental impacts.
             84          (6) "Constitutional taking" means a governmental action that results in a taking of
             85      private property so that compensation to the owner of the property is required by the:
             86          (a) Fifth or Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States; or
             87          (b) Utah Constitution Article I, Section 22.
             88          (7) "Culinary water authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
             89      responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of the culinary water system and sources for


             90      the subject property.
             91          (8) "Development activity" means:
             92          (a) any construction or expansion of a building, structure, or use that creates additional
             93      demand and need for public facilities;
             94          (b) any change in use of a building or structure that creates additional demand and need
             95      for public facilities; or
             96          (c) any change in the use of land that creates additional demand and need for public
             97      facilities.
             98          (9) (a) "Disability" means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one
             99      or more of a person's major life activities, including a person having a record of such an
             100      impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment.
             101          (b) "Disability" does not include current illegal use of, or addiction to, any federally
             102      controlled substance, as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C.
             103      802.
             104          (10) "Educational facility":
             105          (a) means:
             106          (i) a school district's building at which pupils assemble to receive instruction in a
             107      program for any combination of grades from preschool through grade 12, including
             108      kindergarten and a program for children with disabilities;
             109          (ii) a structure or facility:
             110          (A) located on the same property as a building described in Subsection (10)(a)(i); and
             111          (B) used in support of the use of that building; and
             112          (iii) a building to provide office and related space to a school district's administrative
             113      personnel; and
             114          (b) does not include:
             115          (i) land or a structure, including land or a structure for inventory storage, equipment
             116      storage, food processing or preparing, vehicle storage or maintenance, or similar use that is:
             117          (A) not located on the same property as a building described in Subsection (10)(a)(i);
             118      and
             119          (B) used in support of the purposes of a building described in Subsection (10)(a)(i); or
             120          (ii) a therapeutic school.


             121          [(11) "Elderly person" means a person who is 60 years old or older, who desires or
             122      needs to live with other elderly persons in a group setting, but who is capable of living
             123      independently.]
             124          [(12)] (11) "Fire authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
             125      responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of fire protection and suppression services
             126      for the subject property.
             127          [(13)] (12) "Flood plain" means land that:
             128          (a) is within the 100-year flood plain designated by the Federal Emergency
             129      Management Agency; or
             130          (b) has not been studied or designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency
             131      but presents a likelihood of experiencing chronic flooding or a catastrophic flood event because
             132      the land has characteristics that are similar to those of a 100-year flood plain designated by the
             133      Federal Emergency Management Agency.
             134          [(14)] (13) "General plan" means a document that a municipality adopts that sets forth
             135      general guidelines for proposed future development of the land within the municipality.
             136          [(15)] (14) "Geologic hazard" means:
             137          (a) a surface fault rupture;
             138          (b) shallow groundwater;
             139          (c) liquefaction;
             140          (d) a landslide;
             141          (e) a debris flow;
             142          (f) unstable soil;
             143          (g) a rock fall; or
             144          (h) any other geologic condition that presents a risk:
             145          (i) to life;
             146          (ii) of substantial loss of real property; or
             147          (iii) of substantial damage to real property.
             148          [(16)] (15) "Hookup fee" means a fee for the installation and inspection of any pipe,
             149      line, meter, or appurtenance that connects to a municipal water, sewer, storm water, power, or
             150      other utility system.
             151          [(17)] (16) "Identical plans" means building plans submitted to a municipality that:


             152          (a) are clearly marked as "identical plans";
             153          (b) are substantially identical to building plans that were previously submitted to and
             154      reviewed and approved by the municipality; and
             155          (c) describe a building that:
             156          (i) is located on land zoned the same as the land on which the building described in the
             157      previously approved plans is located;
             158          (ii) is subject to the same geological and meteorological conditions and the same law
             159      as the building described in the previously approved plans;
             160          (iii) has a floor plan identical to the building plan previously submitted to and reviewed
             161      and approved by the municipality; and
             162          (iv) does not require any additional engineering or analysis.
             163          [(18)] (17) "Impact fee" means a payment of money imposed under Title 11, Chapter
             164      36a, Impact Fees Act.
             165          [(19) "Improvement assurance" means a surety bond, letter of credit, cash, or other
             166      security:]
             167          [(a) to guaranty the proper completion of an improvement;]
             168          [(b) that is required as a condition precedent to:]
             169          [(i) recording a subdivision plat; or]
             170          [(ii) beginning development activity; and]
             171          [(c) that is offered to a land use authority to induce the land use authority, before actual
             172      construction of required improvements, to:]
             173          [(i) consent to the recording of a subdivision plat; or]
             174          [(ii) issue a permit for development activity.]
             175          [(20) "Improvement assurance warranty" means a promise that the materials and
             176      workmanship of improvements:]
             177          [(a) comport with standards that the municipality has officially adopted; and]
             178          [(b) will not fail in any material respect within a warranty period.]
             179          (18) "Improvement completion assurance" means a surety bond, letter of credit, cash,
             180      or other security required by a municipality to guaranty the proper completion of landscaping
             181      or infrastructure that the land use authority has required as a condition precedent to:
             182          (a) recording a subdivision plat; or


             183          (b) beginning development activity.
             184          (19) "Improvement warranty" means an applicant's unconditional warranty that the
             185      accepted landscaping or infrastructure:
             186          (a) complies with the municipality's written standards for design, materials, and
             187      workmanship; and
             188          (b) will not fail in any material respect, as a result of poor workmanship or materials,
             189      within the improvement warranty period.
             190          (20) "Improvement warranty period" means a period:
             191          (a) no later than one year after a municipality's acceptance of required landscaping; or
             192          (b) no later than one year after a municipality's acceptance of required infrastructure,
             193      unless the municipality:
             194          (i) determines for good cause that a one-year period would be inadequate to protect the
             195      public health, safety, and welfare; and
             196          (ii) has substantial evidence, on record:
             197          (A) of prior poor performance by the applicant; or
             198          (B) that the area upon which the infrastructure will be constructed contains suspect soil
             199      and the municipality has not otherwise required the applicant to mitigate the suspect soil.
             200          (21) "Internal lot restriction" means a platted note, platted demarcation, or platted
             201      designation that:
             202          (a) runs with the land; and
             203          (b) (i) creates a restriction that is enclosed within the perimeter of a lot described on
             204      the plat; or
             205          (ii) designates a development condition that is enclosed within the perimeter of a lot
             206      described on the plat.
             207          (22) "Land use application" means an application required by a municipality's land use
             208      ordinance.
             209          (23) "Land use authority" means a person, board, commission, agency, or other body
             210      designated by the local legislative body to act upon a land use application.
             211          (24) "Land use ordinance" means a planning, zoning, development, or subdivision
             212      ordinance of the municipality, but does not include the general plan.
             213          (25) "Land use permit" means a permit issued by a land use authority.


             214          (26) "Legislative body" means the municipal council.
             215          (27) "Local district" means an entity under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local
             216      Government Entities - Local Districts, and any other governmental or quasi-governmental
             217      entity that is not a county, municipality, school district, or the state.
             218          (28) "Lot line adjustment" means the relocation of the property boundary line in a
             219      subdivision between two adjoining lots with the consent of the owners of record.
             220          (29) "Moderate income housing" means housing occupied or reserved for occupancy
             221      by households with a gross household income equal to or less than 80% of the median gross
             222      income for households of the same size in the county in which the city is located.
             223          (30) "Nominal fee" means a fee that reasonably reimburses a municipality only for time
             224      spent and expenses incurred in:
             225          (a) verifying that building plans are identical plans; and
             226          (b) reviewing and approving those minor aspects of identical plans that differ from the
             227      previously reviewed and approved building plans.
             228          (31) "Noncomplying structure" means a structure that:
             229          (a) legally existed before its current land use designation; and
             230          (b) because of one or more subsequent land use ordinance changes, does not conform
             231      to the setback, height restrictions, or other regulations, excluding those regulations, which
             232      govern the use of land.
             233          (32) "Nonconforming use" means a use of land that:
             234          (a) legally existed before its current land use designation;
             235          (b) has been maintained continuously since the time the land use ordinance governing
             236      the land changed; and
             237          (c) because of one or more subsequent land use ordinance changes, does not conform
             238      to the regulations that now govern the use of the land.
             239          (33) "Official map" means a map drawn by municipal authorities and recorded in a
             240      county recorder's office that:
             241          (a) shows actual and proposed rights-of-way, centerline alignments, and setbacks for
             242      highways and other transportation facilities;
             243          (b) provides a basis for restricting development in designated rights-of-way or between
             244      designated setbacks to allow the government authorities time to purchase or otherwise reserve


             245      the land; and
             246          (c) has been adopted as an element of the municipality's general plan.
             247          (34) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, organization, association,
             248      trust, governmental agency, or any other legal entity.
             249          (35) "Plan for moderate income housing" means a written document adopted by a city
             250      legislative body that includes:
             251          (a) an estimate of the existing supply of moderate income housing located within the
             252      city;
             253          (b) an estimate of the need for moderate income housing in the city for the next five
             254      years as revised biennially;
             255          (c) a survey of total residential land use;
             256          (d) an evaluation of how existing land uses and zones affect opportunities for moderate
             257      income housing; and
             258          (e) a description of the city's program to encourage an adequate supply of moderate
             259      income housing.
             260          (36) "Plat" means a map or other graphical representation of lands being laid out and
             261      prepared in accordance with Section 10-9a-603 , 17-23-17 , or 57-8-13 .
             262          (37) "Potential geologic hazard area" means an area that:
             263          (a) is designated by a Utah Geological Survey map, county geologist map, or other
             264      relevant map or report as needing further study to determine the area's potential for geologic
             265      hazard; or
             266          (b) has not been studied by the Utah Geological Survey or a county geologist but
             267      presents the potential of geologic hazard because the area has characteristics similar to those of
             268      a designated geologic hazard area.
             269          (38) "Public agency" means:
             270          (a) the federal government;
             271          (b) the state;
             272          (c) a county, municipality, school district, local district, special service district, or other
             273      political subdivision of the state; or
             274          (d) a charter school.
             275          (39) "Public hearing" means a hearing at which members of the public are provided a


             276      reasonable opportunity to comment on the subject of the hearing.
             277          (40) "Public meeting" means a meeting that is required to be open to the public under
             278      Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act.
             279          (41) "Receiving zone" means an area of a municipality that the municipality
             280      designates, by ordinance, as an area in which an owner of land may receive a transferable
             281      development right.
             282          (42) "Record of survey map" means a map of a survey of land prepared in accordance
             283      with Section 17-23-17 .
             284          [(43) "Residential facility for elderly persons" means a single-family or multiple-family
             285      dwelling unit that meets the requirements of Section 10-9a-516 , but does not include a health
             286      care facility as defined by Section 26-21-2 .]
             287          [(44)] (43) "Residential facility for persons with a disability" means a residence:
             288          (a) in which more than one person with a disability resides; and
             289          (b) (i) which is licensed or certified by the Department of Human Services under Title
             290      62A, Chapter 2, Licensure of Programs and Facilities; or
             291          (ii) which is licensed or certified by the Department of Health under Title 26, Chapter
             292      21, Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act.
             293          [(45)] (44) "Rules of order and procedure" means a set of rules that govern and
             294      prescribe in a public meeting:
             295          (a) parliamentary order and procedure;
             296          (b) ethical behavior; and
             297          (c) civil discourse.
             298          [(46)] (45) "Sanitary sewer authority" means the department, agency, or public entity
             299      with responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of sanitary sewer services or onsite
             300      wastewater systems.
             301          [(47)] (46) "Sending zone" means an area of a municipality that the municipality
             302      designates, by ordinance, as an area from which an owner of land may transfer a transferable
             303      development right.
             304          [(48)] (47) "Specified public agency" means:
             305          (a) the state;
             306          (b) a school district; or


             307          (c) a charter school.
             308          [(49)] (48) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation,
             309      or telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             310          [(50)] (49) "State" includes any department, division, or agency of the state.
             311          [(51)] (50) "Street" means a public right-of-way, including a highway, avenue,
             312      boulevard, parkway, road, lane, walk, alley, viaduct, subway, tunnel, bridge, public easement,
             313      or other way.
             314          [(52)] (51) (a) "Subdivision" means any land that is divided, resubdivided or proposed
             315      to be divided into two or more lots, parcels, sites, units, plots, or other division of land for the
             316      purpose, whether immediate or future, for offer, sale, lease, or development either on the
             317      installment plan or upon any and all other plans, terms, and conditions.
             318          (b) "Subdivision" includes:
             319          (i) the division or development of land whether by deed, metes and bounds description,
             320      devise and testacy, map, plat, or other recorded instrument; and
             321          (ii) except as provided in Subsection [(52)] (51)(c), divisions of land for residential and
             322      nonresidential uses, including land used or to be used for commercial, agricultural, and
             323      industrial purposes.
             324          (c) "Subdivision" does not include:
             325          (i) a bona fide division or partition of agricultural land for the purpose of joining one of
             326      the resulting separate parcels to a contiguous parcel of unsubdivided agricultural land, if
             327      neither the resulting combined parcel nor the parcel remaining from the division or partition
             328      violates an applicable land use ordinance;
             329          (ii) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining unsubdivided properties
             330      adjusting their mutual boundary if:
             331          (A) no new lot is created; and
             332          (B) the adjustment does not violate applicable land use ordinances;
             333          (iii) a recorded document, executed by the owner of record:
             334          (A) revising the legal description of more than one contiguous unsubdivided parcel of
             335      property into one legal description encompassing all such parcels of property; or
             336          (B) joining a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that has not
             337      been subdivided, if the joinder does not violate applicable land use ordinances;


             338          (iv) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining subdivided properties adjusting
             339      their mutual boundary if:
             340          (A) no new dwelling lot or housing unit will result from the adjustment; and
             341          (B) the adjustment will not violate any applicable land use ordinance; or
             342          (v) a bona fide division or partition of land by deed or other instrument where the land
             343      use authority expressly approves in writing the division in anticipation of further land use
             344      approvals on the parcel or parcels.
             345          (d) The joining of a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that has
             346      not been subdivided does not constitute a subdivision under this Subsection [(52)] (51) as to
             347      the unsubdivided parcel of property or subject the unsubdivided parcel to the municipality's
             348      subdivision ordinance.
             349          (52) "Suspect soil" means soil that has:
             350          (a) a high susceptibility for volumetric change, typically clay rich, having more than a
             351      3% swell potential;
             352          (b) bedrock units with high shrink or swell susceptibility; or
             353          (c) gypsiferous silt and clay, gypsum, or bedrock units containing abundant gypsum
             354      commonly associated with dissolution and collapse features.
             355          (53) "Therapeutic school" means a residential group living facility:
             356          (a) for four or more individuals who are not related to:
             357          (i) the owner of the facility; or
             358          (ii) the primary service provider of the facility;
             359          (b) that serves students who have a history of failing to function:
             360          (i) at home;
             361          (ii) in a public school; or
             362          (iii) in a nonresidential private school; and
             363          (c) that offers:
             364          (i) room and board; and
             365          (ii) an academic education integrated with:
             366          (A) specialized structure and supervision; or
             367          (B) services or treatment related to a disability, an emotional development, a
             368      behavioral development, a familial development, or a social development.


             369          (54) "Transferable development right" means a right to develop and use land that
             370      originates by an ordinance that authorizes a land owner in a designated sending zone to transfer
             371      land use rights from a designated sending zone to a designated receiving zone.
             372          (55) "Unincorporated" means the area outside of the incorporated area of a city or
             373      town.
             374          (56) "Water interest" means any right to the beneficial use of water, including:
             375          (a) each of the rights listed in Section 73-1-11 ; and
             376          (b) an ownership interest in the right to the beneficial use of water represented by:
             377          (i) a contract; or
             378          (ii) a share in a water company, as defined in Section 73-3-3.5 .
             379          (57) "Zoning map" means a map, adopted as part of a land use ordinance, that depicts
             380      land use zones, overlays, or districts.
             381          Section 2. Section 10-9a-104 is amended to read:
             382           10-9a-104. Stricter requirements.
             383          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), a municipality may enact an ordinance
             384      imposing stricter requirements or higher standards than are required by this chapter.
             385          (2) A municipality may not impose stricter requirements or higher standards than are
             386      required by:
             387          (a) Section 10-9a-305 ; and
             388          (b) Section 10-9a-514 [;].
             389          [(c) Section 10-9a-516 ; and]
             390          [(d) Section 10-9a-520 .]
             391          Section 3. Section 10-9a-508 is amended to read:
             392           10-9a-508. Exactions -- Exaction for water interest -- Requirement to offer to
             393      original owner property acquired by exaction.
             394          (1) A municipality may impose an exaction or exactions on development proposed in a
             395      land use application, including, subject to Subsection [(2)] (3), an exaction for a water interest,
             396      if:
             397          (a) an essential link exists between a legitimate governmental interest and each
             398      exaction; and
             399          (b) each exaction is roughly proportionate, both in nature and extent, to the impact of


             400      the proposed development.
             401          (2) If a land use authority imposes an exaction for another governmental entity:
             402          (a) the governmental entity shall request the exaction; and
             403          (b) the land use authority shall transfer the exaction to the governmental entity for
             404      which it was exacted.
             405          [(2)] (3) (a) (i) A municipality shall base any exaction for a water interest on the
             406      culinary water authority's established calculations of projected water interest requirements.
             407          (ii) Upon an applicant's request, the culinary water authority shall provide the applicant
             408      with the basis for the culinary water authority's calculations under Subsection [(2)] (3)(a)(i) on
             409      which an exaction for a water interest is based.
             410          (b) A municipality may not impose an exaction for a water interest if the culinary water
             411      authority's existing available water interests exceed the water interests needed to meet the
             412      reasonable future water requirement of the public, as determined under Subsection
             413      73-1-4 (2)(f).
             414          [(3)] (4) (a) If a municipality plans to dispose of surplus real property that was acquired
             415      under this section and has been owned by the municipality for less than 15 years, the
             416      municipality shall first offer to reconvey the property, without receiving additional
             417      consideration, to the person who granted the property to the municipality.
             418          (b) A person to whom a municipality offers to reconvey property under Subsection
             419      [(3)] (4)(a) has 90 days to accept or reject the municipality's offer.
             420          (c) If a person to whom a municipality offers to reconvey property declines the offer,
             421      the municipality may offer the property for sale.
             422          (d) Subsection [(3)] (4)(a) does not apply to the disposal of property acquired by
             423      exaction by a community development and renewal agency.
             424          Section 4. Section 10-9a-516 is repealed and reenacted to read:
             425          10-9a-516. Regulation of residential facilities for persons with disabilities.
             426          A municipality may only regulate a residential facility for persons with a disability to
             427      the extent allowed by:
             428          (1) Title 57, Chapter 21, Utah Fair Housing Act, and applicable jurisprudence;
             429          (2) the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 3601 et seq., and
             430      applicable jurisprudence; and


             431          (3) Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and applicable jurisprudence.
             432          Section 5. Section 10-9a-520 is amended to read:
             433           10-9a-520. Licensing of residences for persons with a disability.
             434          [(1) Each municipality shall adopt an ordinance for residential facilities for persons
             435      with a disability.]
             436          [(2) Each ordinance under Subsection (1) shall:]
             437          [(a) comply with Title 57, Chapter 21, Utah Fair Housing Act, and the federal Fair
             438      Housing Amendments Act of 1988, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 3601 et seq.; and]
             439          [(b) to the extent required by federal law, provide that a residential facility for persons
             440      with a disability is a permitted use in any zone where similar residential dwellings that are not
             441      residential facilities for persons with a disability are allowed.]
             442          [(3) Subject to Subsection (2), an ordinance under Subsection (1) may:]
             443          [(a) require residential facilities for persons with a disability:]
             444          [(i) to be reasonably dispersed throughout the municipality;]
             445          [(ii) to be limited by number of occupants;]
             446          [(iii) for residential facilities for persons with a disability that are substance abuse
             447      facilities and are located within 500 feet of a school, to provide, in accordance with rules
             448      established by the Department of Human Services under Title 62A, Chapter 2, Licensure of
             449      Programs and Facilities:]
             450          [(A) a security plan satisfactory to local law enforcement authorities;]
             451          [(B) 24-hour supervision for residents; and]
             452          [(C) other 24-hour security measures; and]
             453          [(iv) to obtain permits that verify compliance with the same building, safety, and health
             454      regulations as are applicable in the same zone to similar uses that are not residential facilities
             455      for persons with a disability; and]
             456          [(b) provide that a residential facility for persons with a disability that would likely
             457      create a fundamental change in the character of a residential neighborhood may be excluded
             458      from a zone.]
             459          [(4)] The responsibility to license programs or entities that operate facilities for persons
             460      with a disability, as well as to require and monitor the provision of adequate services to persons
             461      residing in those facilities, shall rest with:


             462          [(a)] (1) for programs or entities licensed or certified by the Department of Human
             463      Services, the Department of Human Services as provided in Title 62A, Chapter 5, Services [to]
             464      for People with Disabilities; and
             465          [(b)] (2) for programs or entities licensed or certified by the Department of Health, the
             466      Department of Health under Title 26, Chapter 21, Health Care Facility Licensing and
             467      Inspection Act.
             468          Section 6. Section 10-9a-604.5 is repealed and reenacted to read:
             469          10-9a-604.5. Subdivision plat recording or development activity before required
             470      infrastructure is completed -- Infrastructure completion assurance -- Infrastructure
             471      warranty.
             472          (1) A land use authority shall establish objective inspection standards for acceptance of
             473      a landscaping or infrastructure improvement required by the land use authority as a condition
             474      of:
             475          (a) subdivision; or
             476          (b) development activity.
             477          (2) (a) A land use authority shall require an applicant to complete a required
             478      landscaping or infrastructure improvement prior to any plat recordation or development
             479      activity.
             480          (b) Subsection (2)(a) does not apply if:
             481          (i) upon the applicant's request, the land use authority has authorized the applicant to
             482      post an improvement completion assurance in a manner that is consistent with local ordinance;
             483      and
             484          (ii) the land use authority has established a system for the partial release of the
             485      improvement completion assurance as portions of required improvements are completed and
             486      accepted.
             487          (3) At any time up to the land use authority's acceptance of a landscaping or
             488      infrastructure improvement, and for the duration of each improvement warranty period, the
             489      land use authority may require the developer to:
             490          (a) execute an improvement warranty for the improvement warranty period; and
             491          (b) post a cash deposit, surety bond, letter of credit, or other similar security, as
             492      required by the municipality, in the amount of up to 10% of the lesser of the:


             493          (i) engineer's original estimated cost of completion; or
             494          (ii) applicant's reasonable proven cost of completion.
             495          Section 7. Section 17-27a-103 is amended to read:
             496           17-27a-103. Definitions.
             497          As used in this chapter:
             498          (1) "Affected entity" means a county, municipality, local district, special service
             499      district under Title 17D, Chapter 1, Special Service District Act, school district, interlocal
             500      cooperation entity established under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, specified
             501      property owner, property owners association, public utility, or the Utah Department of
             502      Transportation, if:
             503          (a) the entity's services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             504      modification because of an intended use of land;
             505          (b) the entity has filed with the county a copy of the entity's general or long-range plan;
             506      or
             507          (c) the entity has filed with the county a request for notice during the same calendar
             508      year and before the county provides notice to an affected entity in compliance with a
             509      requirement imposed under this chapter.
             510          (2) "Appeal authority" means the person, board, commission, agency, or other body
             511      designated by ordinance to decide an appeal of a decision of a land use application or a
             512      variance.
             513          (3) "Billboard" means a freestanding ground sign located on industrial, commercial, or
             514      residential property if the sign is designed or intended to direct attention to a business, product,
             515      or service that is not sold, offered, or existing on the property where the sign is located.
             516          (4) (a) "Charter school" means:
             517          (i) an operating charter school;
             518          (ii) a charter school applicant that has its application approved by a chartering entity in
             519      accordance with Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 5, The Utah Charter Schools Act; or
             520          (iii) an entity [who] that is working on behalf of a charter school or approved charter
             521      applicant to develop or construct a charter school building.
             522          (b) "Charter school" does not include a therapeutic school.
             523          (5) "Chief executive officer" means the person or body that exercises the executive


             524      powers of the county.
             525          (6) "Conditional use" means a land use that, because of its unique characteristics or
             526      potential impact on the county, surrounding neighbors, or adjacent land uses, may not be
             527      compatible in some areas or may be compatible only if certain conditions are required that
             528      mitigate or eliminate the detrimental impacts.
             529          (7) "Constitutional taking" means a governmental action that results in a taking of
             530      private property so that compensation to the owner of the property is required by the:
             531          (a) Fifth or Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States; or
             532          (b) Utah Constitution Article I, Section 22.
             533          (8) "Culinary water authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
             534      responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of the culinary water system and sources for
             535      the subject property.
             536          (9) "Development activity" means:
             537          (a) any construction or expansion of a building, structure, or use that creates additional
             538      demand and need for public facilities;
             539          (b) any change in use of a building or structure that creates additional demand and need
             540      for public facilities; or
             541          (c) any change in the use of land that creates additional demand and need for public
             542      facilities.
             543          (10) (a) "Disability" means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits
             544      one or more of a person's major life activities, including a person having a record of such an
             545      impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment.
             546          (b) "Disability" does not include current illegal use of, or addiction to, any federally
             547      controlled substance, as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C.
             548      802.
             549          (11) "Educational facility":
             550          (a) means:
             551          (i) a school district's building at which pupils assemble to receive instruction in a
             552      program for any combination of grades from preschool through grade 12, including
             553      kindergarten and a program for children with disabilities;
             554          (ii) a structure or facility:


             555          (A) located on the same property as a building described in Subsection (11)(a)(i); and
             556          (B) used in support of the use of that building; and
             557          (iii) a building to provide office and related space to a school district's administrative
             558      personnel; and
             559          (b) does not include:
             560          (i) land or a structure, including land or a structure for inventory storage, equipment
             561      storage, food processing or preparing, vehicle storage or maintenance, or similar use that is:
             562          (A) not located on the same property as a building described in Subsection (11)(a)(i);
             563      and
             564          (B) used in support of the purposes of a building described in Subsection (11)(a)(i); or
             565          (ii) a therapeutic school.
             566          [(12) "Elderly person" means a person who is 60 years old or older, who desires or
             567      needs to live with other elderly persons in a group setting, but who is capable of living
             568      independently.]
             569          [(13)] (12) "Fire authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
             570      responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of fire protection and suppression services
             571      for the subject property.
             572          [(14)] (13) "Flood plain" means land that:
             573          (a) is within the 100-year flood plain designated by the Federal Emergency
             574      Management Agency; or
             575          (b) has not been studied or designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency
             576      but presents a likelihood of experiencing chronic flooding or a catastrophic flood event because
             577      the land has characteristics that are similar to those of a 100-year flood plain designated by the
             578      Federal Emergency Management Agency.
             579          [(15)] (14) "Gas corporation" has the same meaning as defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             580          [(16)] (15) "General plan" means a document that a county adopts that sets forth
             581      general guidelines for proposed future development of the unincorporated land within the
             582      county.
             583          [(17)] (16) "Geologic hazard" means:
             584          (a) a surface fault rupture;
             585          (b) shallow groundwater;


             586          (c) liquefaction;
             587          (d) a landslide;
             588          (e) a debris flow;
             589          (f) unstable soil;
             590          (g) a rock fall; or
             591          (h) any other geologic condition that presents a risk:
             592          (i) to life;
             593          (ii) of substantial loss of real property; or
             594          (iii) of substantial damage to real property.
             595          [(18)] (17) "Internal lot restriction" means a platted note, platted demarcation, or
             596      platted designation that:
             597          (a) runs with the land; and
             598          (b) (i) creates a restriction that is enclosed within the perimeter of a lot described on
             599      the plat; or
             600          (ii) designates a development condition that is enclosed within the perimeter of a lot
             601      described on the plat.
             602          [(19)] (18) "Hookup fee" means a fee for the installation and inspection of any pipe,
             603      line, meter, or appurtenance to connect to a county water, sewer, storm water, power, or other
             604      utility system.
             605          [(20)] (19) "Identical plans" means building plans submitted to a county that:
             606          (a) are clearly marked as "identical plans";
             607          (b) are substantially identical building plans that were previously submitted to and
             608      reviewed and approved by the county; and
             609          (c) describe a building that:
             610          (i) is located on land zoned the same as the land on which the building described in the
             611      previously approved plans is located;
             612          (ii) is subject to the same geological and meteorological conditions and the same law
             613      as the building described in the previously approved plans;
             614          (iii) has a floor plan identical to the building plan previously submitted to and reviewed
             615      and approved by the county; and
             616          (iv) does not require any additional engineering or analysis.


             617          [(21)] (20) "Impact fee" means a payment of money imposed under Title 11, Chapter
             618      36a, Impact Fees Act.
             619          [(22) "Improvement assurance" means a surety bond, letter of credit, cash, or other
             620      security:]
             621          [(a) to guaranty the proper completion of an improvement;]
             622          [(b) that is required as a condition precedent to:]
             623          [(i) recording a subdivision plat; or]
             624          [(ii) beginning development activity; and]
             625          [(c) that is offered to a land use authority to induce the land use authority, before actual
             626      construction of required improvements, to:]
             627          [(i) consent to the recording of a subdivision plat; or]
             628          [(ii) issue a permit for development activity.]
             629          [(23) "Improvement assurance warranty" means a promise that the materials and
             630      workmanship of improvements:]
             631          [(a) comport with standards that the county has officially adopted; and]
             632          [(b) will not fail in any material respect within a warranty period.]
             633          (21) "Improvement completion assurance" means a surety bond, letter of credit, cash,
             634      or other security required by a county to guaranty the proper completion of landscaping or
             635      infrastructure that the land use authority has required as a condition precedent to:
             636          (a) recording a subdivision plat; or
             637          (b) beginning development activity.
             638          (22) "Improvement warranty" means an applicant's unconditional warranty that the
             639      accepted landscaping or infrastructure:
             640          (a) complies with the county's written standards for design, materials, and
             641      workmanship; and
             642          (b) will not fail in any material respect, as a result of poor workmanship or materials,
             643      within the improvement warranty period.
             644          (23) "Improvement warranty period" means a period:
             645          (a) no later than one year after a county's acceptance of required landscaping; or
             646          (b) no later than one year after a county's acceptance of required infrastructure, unless
             647      the county:


             648          (i) determines for good cause that a one-year period would be inadequate to protect the
             649      public health, safety, and welfare; and
             650          (ii) has substantial evidence, on record:
             651          (A) of prior poor performance by the applicant; or
             652          (B) that the area upon which the infrastructure will be constructed contains suspect soil
             653      and the county has not otherwise required the applicant to mitigate the suspect soil.
             654          (24) "Interstate pipeline company" means a person or entity engaged in natural gas
             655      transportation subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under
             656      the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 717 et seq.
             657          (25) "Intrastate pipeline company" means a person or entity engaged in natural gas
             658      transportation that is not subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory
             659      Commission under the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 717 et seq.
             660          (26) "Land use application" means an application required by a county's land use
             661      ordinance.
             662          (27) "Land use authority" means a person, board, commission, agency, or other body
             663      designated by the local legislative body to act upon a land use application.
             664          (28) "Land use ordinance" means a planning, zoning, development, or subdivision
             665      ordinance of the county, but does not include the general plan.
             666          (29) "Land use permit" means a permit issued by a land use authority.
             667          (30) "Legislative body" means the county legislative body, or for a county that has
             668      adopted an alternative form of government, the body exercising legislative powers.
             669          (31) "Local district" means any entity under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local
             670      Government Entities - Local Districts, and any other governmental or quasi-governmental
             671      entity that is not a county, municipality, school district, or the state.
             672          (32) "Lot line adjustment" means the relocation of the property boundary line in a
             673      subdivision between two adjoining lots with the consent of the owners of record.
             674          (33) "Moderate income housing" means housing occupied or reserved for occupancy
             675      by households with a gross household income equal to or less than 80% of the median gross
             676      income for households of the same size in the county in which the housing is located.
             677          (34) "Nominal fee" means a fee that reasonably reimburses a county only for time spent
             678      and expenses incurred in:


             679          (a) verifying that building plans are identical plans; and
             680          (b) reviewing and approving those minor aspects of identical plans that differ from the
             681      previously reviewed and approved building plans.
             682          (35) "Noncomplying structure" means a structure that:
             683          (a) legally existed before its current land use designation; and
             684          (b) because of one or more subsequent land use ordinance changes, does not conform
             685      to the setback, height restrictions, or other regulations, excluding those regulations that govern
             686      the use of land.
             687          (36) "Nonconforming use" means a use of land that:
             688          (a) legally existed before its current land use designation;
             689          (b) has been maintained continuously since the time the land use ordinance regulation
             690      governing the land changed; and
             691          (c) because of one or more subsequent land use ordinance changes, does not conform
             692      to the regulations that now govern the use of the land.
             693          (37) "Official map" means a map drawn by county authorities and recorded in the
             694      county recorder's office that:
             695          (a) shows actual and proposed rights-of-way, centerline alignments, and setbacks for
             696      highways and other transportation facilities;
             697          (b) provides a basis for restricting development in designated rights-of-way or between
             698      designated setbacks to allow the government authorities time to purchase or otherwise reserve
             699      the land; and
             700          (c) has been adopted as an element of the county's general plan.
             701          (38) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, organization, association,
             702      trust, governmental agency, or any other legal entity.
             703          (39) "Plan for moderate income housing" means a written document adopted by a
             704      county legislative body that includes:
             705          (a) an estimate of the existing supply of moderate income housing located within the
             706      county;
             707          (b) an estimate of the need for moderate income housing in the county for the next five
             708      years as revised biennially;
             709          (c) a survey of total residential land use;


             710          (d) an evaluation of how existing land uses and zones affect opportunities for moderate
             711      income housing; and
             712          (e) a description of the county's program to encourage an adequate supply of moderate
             713      income housing.
             714          (40) "Plat" means a map or other graphical representation of lands being laid out and
             715      prepared in accordance with Section 17-27a-603 , 17-23-17 , or 57-8-13 .
             716          (41) "Potential geologic hazard area" means an area that:
             717          (a) is designated by a Utah Geological Survey map, county geologist map, or other
             718      relevant map or report as needing further study to determine the area's potential for geologic
             719      hazard; or
             720          (b) has not been studied by the Utah Geological Survey or a county geologist but
             721      presents the potential of geologic hazard because the area has characteristics similar to those of
             722      a designated geologic hazard area.
             723          (42) "Public agency" means:
             724          (a) the federal government;
             725          (b) the state;
             726          (c) a county, municipality, school district, local district, special service district, or other
             727      political subdivision of the state; or
             728          (d) a charter school.
             729          (43) "Public hearing" means a hearing at which members of the public are provided a
             730      reasonable opportunity to comment on the subject of the hearing.
             731          (44) "Public meeting" means a meeting that is required to be open to the public under
             732      Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act.
             733          (45) "Receiving zone" means an unincorporated area of a county that the county
             734      designates, by ordinance, as an area in which an owner of land may receive a transferable
             735      development right.
             736          (46) "Record of survey map" means a map of a survey of land prepared in accordance
             737      with Section 17-23-17 .
             738          [(47) "Residential facility for elderly persons" means a single-family or multiple-family
             739      dwelling unit that meets the requirements of Section 17-27a-515 , but does not include a health
             740      care facility as defined by Section 26-21-2 .]


             741          [(48)] (47) "Residential facility for persons with a disability" means a residence:
             742          (a) in which more than one person with a disability resides; and
             743          (b) (i) which is licensed or certified by the Department of Human Services under Title
             744      62A, Chapter 2, Licensure of Programs and Facilities; or
             745          (ii) which is licensed or certified by the Department of Health under Title 26, Chapter
             746      21, Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act.
             747          [(49)] (48) "Rules of order and procedure" means a set of rules that govern and
             748      prescribe in a public meeting:
             749          (a) parliamentary order and procedure;
             750          (b) ethical behavior; and
             751          (c) civil discourse.
             752          [(50)] (49) "Sanitary sewer authority" means the department, agency, or public entity
             753      with responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of sanitary sewer services or onsite
             754      wastewater systems.
             755          [(51)] (50) "Sending zone" means an unincorporated area of a county that the county
             756      designates, by ordinance, as an area from which an owner of land may transfer a transferable
             757      development right.
             758          [(52)] (51) "Specified public agency" means:
             759          (a) the state;
             760          (b) a school district; or
             761          (c) a charter school.
             762          [(53)] (52) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation,
             763      or telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             764          [(54)] (53) "State" includes any department, division, or agency of the state.
             765          [(55)] (54) "Street" means a public right-of-way, including a highway, avenue,
             766      boulevard, parkway, road, lane, walk, alley, viaduct, subway, tunnel, bridge, public easement,
             767      or other way.
             768          [(56)] (55) (a) "Subdivision" means any land that is divided, resubdivided or proposed
             769      to be divided into two or more lots, parcels, sites, units, plots, or other division of land for the
             770      purpose, whether immediate or future, for offer, sale, lease, or development either on the
             771      installment plan or upon any and all other plans, terms, and conditions.


             772          (b) "Subdivision" includes:
             773          (i) the division or development of land whether by deed, metes and bounds description,
             774      devise and testacy, map, plat, or other recorded instrument; and
             775          (ii) except as provided in Subsection [(56)] (55)(c), divisions of land for residential and
             776      nonresidential uses, including land used or to be used for commercial, agricultural, and
             777      industrial purposes.
             778          (c) "Subdivision" does not include:
             779          (i) a bona fide division or partition of agricultural land for agricultural purposes;
             780          (ii) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining properties adjusting their
             781      mutual boundary if:
             782          (A) no new lot is created; and
             783          (B) the adjustment does not violate applicable land use ordinances;
             784          (iii) a recorded document, executed by the owner of record:
             785          (A) revising the legal description of more than one contiguous unsubdivided parcel of
             786      property into one legal description encompassing all such parcels of property; or
             787          (B) joining a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that has not
             788      been subdivided, if the joinder does not violate applicable land use ordinances;
             789          (iv) a bona fide division or partition of land in a county other than a first class county
             790      for the purpose of siting, on one or more of the resulting separate parcels:
             791          (A) an electrical transmission line or a substation;
             792          (B) a natural gas pipeline or a regulation station; or
             793          (C) an unmanned telecommunications, microwave, fiber optic, electrical, or other
             794      utility service regeneration, transformation, retransmission, or amplification facility;
             795          (v) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining subdivided properties adjusting
             796      their mutual boundary if:
             797          (A) no new dwelling lot or housing unit will result from the adjustment; and
             798          (B) the adjustment will not violate any applicable land use ordinance; or
             799          (vi) a bona fide division or partition of land by deed or other instrument where the land
             800      use authority expressly approves in writing the division in anticipation of further land use
             801      approvals on the parcel or parcels.
             802          (d) The joining of a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that has


             803      not been subdivided does not constitute a subdivision under this Subsection [(56)] (55) as to
             804      the unsubdivided parcel of property or subject the unsubdivided parcel to the county's
             805      subdivision ordinance.
             806          (56) "Suspect soil" means soil that has:
             807          (a) a high susceptibility for volumetric change, typically clay rich, having more than a
             808      3% swell potential;
             809          (b) bedrock units with high shrink or swell susceptibility; or
             810          (c) gypsiferous silt and clay, gypsum, or bedrock units containing abundant gypsum
             811      commonly associated with dissolution and collapse features.
             812          (57) "Therapeutic school" means a residential group living facility:
             813          (a) for four or more individuals who are not related to:
             814          (i) the owner of the facility; or
             815          (ii) the primary service provider of the facility;
             816          (b) that serves students who have a history of failing to function:
             817          (i) at home;
             818          (ii) in a public school; or
             819          (iii) in a nonresidential private school; and
             820          (c) that offers:
             821          (i) room and board; and
             822          (ii) an academic education integrated with:
             823          (A) specialized structure and supervision; or
             824          (B) services or treatment related to a disability, an emotional development, a
             825      behavioral development, a familial development, or a social development.
             826          (58) "Township" means a contiguous, geographically defined portion of the
             827      unincorporated area of a county, established under this part or reconstituted or reinstated under
             828      Section 17-27a-306 , with planning and zoning functions as exercised through the township
             829      planning commission, as provided in this chapter, but with no legal or political identity
             830      separate from the county and no taxing authority, except that "township" means a former
             831      township under Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter 308, where the context so indicates.
             832          (59) "Transferable development right" means a right to develop and use land that
             833      originates by an ordinance that authorizes a land owner in a designated sending zone to transfer


             834      land use rights from a designated sending zone to a designated receiving zone.
             835          (60) "Unincorporated" means the area outside of the incorporated area of a
             836      municipality.
             837          (61) "Water interest" means any right to the beneficial use of water, including:
             838          (a) each of the rights listed in Section 73-1-11 ; and
             839          (b) an ownership interest in the right to the beneficial use of water represented by:
             840          (i) a contract; or
             841          (ii) a share in a water company, as defined in Section 73-3-3.5 .
             842          (62) "Zoning map" means a map, adopted as part of a land use ordinance, that depicts
             843      land use zones, overlays, or districts.
             844          Section 8. Section 17-27a-104 is amended to read:
             845           17-27a-104. Stricter requirements.
             846          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), a county may enact an ordinance imposing
             847      stricter requirements or higher standards than are required by this chapter.
             848          (2) A county may not impose stricter requirements or higher standards than are
             849      required by:
             850          (a) Section 17-27a-305 ; and
             851          (b) Section 17-27a-513 [;].
             852          [(c) Section 17-27a-515 ; and]
             853          [(d) Section 17-27a-519 .]
             854          Section 9. Section 17-27a-507 is amended to read:
             855           17-27a-507. Exactions -- Exaction for water interest -- Requirement to offer to
             856      original owner property acquired by exaction.
             857          (1) A county may impose an exaction or exactions on development proposed in a land
             858      use application, including, subject to Subsection [(2)] (3), an exaction for a water interest, if:
             859          (a) an essential link exists between a legitimate governmental interest and each
             860      exaction; and
             861          (b) each exaction is roughly proportionate, both in nature and extent, to the impact of
             862      the proposed development.
             863          (2) If a land use authority imposes an exaction for another governmental entity:
             864          (a) the governmental entity shall request the exaction; and


             865          (b) the land use authority shall transfer the exaction to the governmental entity for
             866      which it was exacted.
             867          [(2)] (3) (a) (i) A county or, if applicable, the county's culinary water authority shall
             868      base any exaction for a water interest on the culinary water authority's established calculations
             869      of projected water interest requirements.
             870          (ii) Upon an applicant's request, the culinary water authority shall provide the applicant
             871      with the basis for the culinary water authority's calculations under Subsection [(2)] (3)(a)(i) on
             872      which an exaction for a water interest is based.
             873          (b) A county or its culinary water authority may not impose an exaction for a water
             874      interest if the culinary water authority's existing available water interests exceed the water
             875      interests needed to meet the reasonable future water requirement of the public, as determined
             876      under Subsection 73-1-4 (2)(f).
             877          [(3)] (4) (a) If a county plans to dispose of surplus real property under Section
             878      17-50-312 that was acquired under this section and has been owned by the county for less than
             879      15 years, the county shall first offer to reconvey the property, without receiving additional
             880      consideration, to the person who granted the property to the county.
             881          (b) A person to whom a county offers to reconvey property under Subsection [(3)]
             882      (4)(a) has 90 days to accept or reject the county's offer.
             883          (c) If a person to whom a county offers to reconvey property declines the offer, the
             884      county may offer the property for sale.
             885          (d) Subsection [(3)] (4)(a) does not apply to the disposal of property acquired by
             886      exaction by a community development or urban renewal agency.
             887          Section 10. Section 17-27a-515 is repealed and reenacted to read:
             888          17-27a-515. Regulation of residential facilities for persons with disabilities.
             889          A county may only regulate a residential facility for persons with a disability to the
             890      extent allowed by:
             891          (1) Title 57, Chapter 21, Utah Fair Housing Act, and applicable jurisprudence;
             892          (2) the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 3601 et seq., and
             893      applicable jurisprudence; and
             894          (3) Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and applicable jurisprudence.
             895          Section 11. Section 17-27a-519 is amended to read:


             896           17-27a-519. Licensing of residences for persons with a disability.
             897          [(1) Each county shall adopt an ordinance for residential facilities for persons with a
             898      disability.]
             899          [(2) Each ordinance under Subsection (1) shall:]
             900          [(a) comply with Title 57, Chapter 21, Utah Fair Housing Act, and the federal Fair
             901      Housing Amendments Act of 1988, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 3601 et seq.; and]
             902          [(b) to the extent required by federal law, provide that a residential facility for persons
             903      with a disability is a permitted use in any zone where similar residential dwellings that are not
             904      residential facilities for persons with a disability are allowed.]
             905          [(3) Subject to Subsection (2), an ordinance under Subsection (1) may:]
             906          [(a) require residential facilities for persons with a disability:]
             907          [(i) to be reasonably dispersed throughout the county;]
             908          [(ii) to be limited by number of occupants;]
             909          [(iii) for residential facilities for persons with a disability that are substance abuse
             910      facilities and are located within 500 feet of a school, to provide, in accordance with rules
             911      established by the Department of Human Services under Title 62A, Chapter 2, Licensure of
             912      Programs and Facilities:]
             913          [(A) a security plan satisfactory to local law enforcement authorities;]
             914          [(B) 24-hour supervision for residents; and]
             915          [(C) other 24-hour security measures; and]
             916          [(iv) to obtain permits that verify compliance with the same building, safety, and health
             917      regulations as are applicable in the same zone to similar uses that are not residential facilities
             918      for persons with a disability; and]
             919          [(b) provide that a residential facility for persons with a disability that would likely
             920      create a fundamental change in the character of a residential neighborhood may be excluded
             921      from a zone.]
             922          [(4)] The responsibility to license programs or entities that operate facilities for persons
             923      with a disability, as well as to require and monitor the provision of adequate services to persons
             924      residing in those facilities, shall rest with:
             925          [(a)] (1) for programs or entities licensed or certified by the Department of Human
             926      Services, the Department of Human Services as provided in Title 62A, Chapter 5, Services [to]


             927      for People with Disabilities; and
             928          [(b)] (2) for programs or entities licensed or certified by the Department of Health, the
             929      Department of Health under Title 26, Chapter 21, Health Care Facility Licensing and
             930      Inspection Act.
             931          Section 12. Section 17-27a-604.5 is repealed and reenacted to read:
             932          17-27a-604.5. Subdivision plat recording or development activity before required
             933      infrastructure is completed -- Infrastructure completion assurance -- Infrastructure
             934      warranty.
             935          (1) A land use authority shall establish objective inspection standards for acceptance of
             936      a landscaping or infrastructure improvement required by the land use authority as a condition
             937      of:
             938          (a) subdivision; or
             939          (b) development activity.
             940          (2) (a) A land use authority shall require an applicant to complete a required
             941      landscaping or infrastructure improvement prior to any plat recordation or development
             942      activity.
             943          (b) Subsection (2)(a) does not apply if:
             944          (i) upon the applicant's request, the land use authority has authorized the applicant to
             945      post an improvement completion assurance in a manner that is consistent with local ordinance;
             946      and
             947          (ii) the land use authority has established a system for the partial release of the
             948      improvement completion assurance as portions of required improvements are completed and
             949      accepted.
             950          (3) At any time up to the land use authority's acceptance of a landscaping or
             951      infrastructure improvement, and for the duration of each improvement warranty period, the
             952      land use authority may require the developer to:
             953          (a) execute an improvement warranty for the improvement warranty period; and
             954          (b) post a cash deposit, surety bond, letter of credit, or other similar security, as
             955      required by the county, in the amount of up to 10% of the lesser of the:
             956          (i) engineer's original estimated cost of completion; or
             957          (ii) applicant's reasonable proven cost of completion.


             958          Section 13. Section 17B-1-119 is repealed and reenacted to read:
             959          17B-1-119. Duty to comply with local land use provisions.
             960          A local district shall comply with Title 10, Chapter 9a, Municipal Land Use,
             961      Development, and Management Act, and Title 17, Chapter 27a, County Land Use,
             962      Development, and Management Act, as applicable, if a land use authority consults with or
             963      allows the local district to participate in any way in a land use authority's land use development
             964      review or approval process.
             965          Section 14. Repealer.
             966          This bill repeals:
             967          Section 10-9a-517, Municipal ordinances governing elderly residential facilities.
             968          Section 10-9a-518, Municipal approval of elderly residential facilities.
             969          Section 10-9a-519, Elderly residential facilities in areas zoned exclusively for
             970      single-family dwellings.
             971          Section 17-27a-516, County ordinances governing elderly residential facilities.
             972          Section 17-27a-517, County approval of elderly residential facilities.
             973          Section 17-27a-518, Elderly residential facilities in areas zoned exclusively for
             974      single-family dwellings.




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