H.B. 99

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 11:51 AM by jeyring. -->              1     




Chief Sponsor: Jack R. Draxler

Senate Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends provisions that stagger the office terms of certain county officers.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    amends provisions that stagger the office terms of certain county officers; and
             13          .    makes technical corrections.
             14      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             15          None
             16      Other Special Clauses:
             17          This bill provides an immediate effective date.
             18      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             19      AMENDS:
             20           17-16-6 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 154
             22      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             23          Section 1. Section 17-16-6 is amended to read:
             24           17-16-6. County officers -- Time of holding elections -- County commissioners --
             25      Terms of office.
             26          (1) Except as otherwise provided in an optional plan adopted under Chapter 52,
             27      Changing Forms of County Government:

             28          (a) each elected county officer shall be elected at the regular general election every four
             29      years in accordance with Section 20A-1-201 , except as otherwise provided in this title;
             30          (b) county commissioners shall be elected at the times, in the manner, and for the terms
             31      provided in Section 17-52-501 ; and
             32          (c) an elected officer shall hold office for the term for which the officer is elected,
             33      beginning at noon on the first Monday in January following the officer's election and until a
             34      successor is elected or appointed and qualified, except as provided in Section 17-16-1 .
             35          (2) (a) H. [ [ ] The [ ] ] [ Unless a county legislative body passes an ordinance maintaining the
             36      general election of all county officials every four years without staggered terms, the
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terms of
             37      county officers shall be staggered in accordance with this Subsection (2).
             38          (b) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(c), in the 2014 general election:
             39          (i) the following county officers shall be elected to one six-year term and thereafter
             40      elected to a four-year term:
             41          (A) county treasurer;
             42          (B) county recorder;
             43          (C) county surveyor; and
             44          (D) county assessor; and
             45          (ii) all other county officers shall be elected to a four-year term.
             46          (c) If a county legislative body consolidates two or more county offices in accordance
             47      with Section 17-16-3 [on or after May 10, 2011], H. and the consolidated offices are on
             47a      conflicting election schedules, .H the county legislative body shall pass an
             48      ordinance that sets the election schedule for the consolidated offices in a reasonable manner
             49      that staggers the terms of county officers as provided in this Subsection (2).
             50          Section 2. Effective date.
             51          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             52      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             53      Constitution, Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             54      the date of veto override.

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