H.B. 83

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Chief Sponsor: Johnny Anderson

Senate Sponsor: Karen Mayne

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill authorizes a municipality or county to reimburse an eligible property owner for
             11      certain costs if the owner transfers an eligible property's title to a single-family fee
             12      simple ownership.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This bill:
             15          .    enacts Title 11, Chapter 53, Residential Property Reimbursement;
             16          .    defines terms;
             17          .    authorizes a municipality or county to establish a reimbursement fund;
             18          .    authorizes a municipality or county to reimburse an eligible property owner for
             19      certain costs if the owner transfers an eligible property's title to a single-family fee
             20      simple ownership;
             21          .    requires a municipality or county to adopt certain qualifications and limitations on a
             22      reimbursement; and
             23          .    provides a repeal date.
             24      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             25          None
             26      Other Special Clauses:
             27          None

             28      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             29      ENACTS:
             30           11-53-101 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             31           11-53-102 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             32           11-53-201 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             33           11-53-202 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             34           11-53-203 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             35           63I-2-211 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             37      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             38          Section 1. Section 11-53-101 is enacted to read:

Part 1. General Provisions

             41          11-53-101. Title.
             42          This chapter is known as "Residential Property Reimbursement."
             43          Section 2. Section 11-53-102 is enacted to read:
             44          11-53-102. Definitions.
             45          As used in this chapter:
             46          (1) "Eligible property" means a residential property with a recorded title as a two-party,
             47      multifamily condominium.
             48          (2) "Eligible property owner" means an owner:
             49          (a) of an eligible property; and
             50          (b) that intends to subdivide the property and transfer title to a single-family fee simple
             51      ownership.
             52          (3) "Reimbursement fund" means a fund established in accordance with Section
             53      11-53-201 .
             54          Section 3. Section 11-53-201 is enacted to read:
Part 2. Funding Authorized and Reimbursement Provisions

             56          11-53-201. Establishment of reimbursement fund authorized.
             57          (1) (a) In a county of the first class, a municipality or the county may provide funds to
             58      reimburse an eligible property owner for all or a portion of the costs the eligible property owner

             59      incurs if the owner transfers an eligible property title to a single-family fee simple ownership.
             60          (b) The costs described in Subsection (1)(a) that a municipality or county may
             61      reimburse in accordance with this chapter are limited to costs incurred by the eligible property
             62      owner for the following:
             63          (i) survey services;
             64          (ii) platting fees; or
             65          (iii) subdivision application fees.
             66          (2) The municipality or county shall establish a reimbursement fund to account for the
             67      funds described in Subsection (1).
             68          Section 4. Section 11-53-202 is enacted to read:
             69          11-53-202. Reimbursement to eligible property owner.
             70          (1) An eligible property owner may apply for reimbursement from the municipality or
             71      county in which the eligible property is located for all or a portion of the owner's costs, as
             72      described in Section 11-53-201 , to transfer the eligible property title to a single-family fee
             73      simple ownership.
             74          (2) The municipality or county may not reimburse the eligible property owner unless
             75      each owner of a property located within the condominium complex whose title would be
             76      affected if the eligible property's title is transferred agrees to and participates in the transfer.
             77          (3) The county or municipality may limit reimbursement to eligible properties in a
             78      specific development or properties that are identified in a list of residential properties.
             79          Section 5. Section 11-53-203 is enacted to read:
             80          11-53-203. Qualifications for reimbursement.
             81          (1) H. [ Subject ] If a county or municipality elects to create a fund under this chapter,
             81a      and subject .H to Subsections (2) and (3), a municipality or county shall establish by
             82      ordinance, or, in accordance with Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, in the
             83      provisions of an interlocal cooperation agreement, specific standards, limitations, and
             84      qualifications for reimbursement to an eligible property owner.
             85          (2) A standard or qualification may not authorize a property owner other than an
             86      eligible property owner to qualify for a reimbursement.
             87          (3) In addition to other standards, the municipality or county shall adopt by ordinance
             88      provisions, or, if applicable, parties to an interlocal agreement shall adopt agreement
             89      provisions, governing the following:

             90          (a) the amount of the financial contribution from each party to an interlocal agreement,
             91      if applicable;
             92          (b) the management of the reimbursement fund;
             93          (c) the qualification of an eligible property owner in addition to qualifications
             94      described in this chapter;
             95          (d) procedures and standards regarding the disbursement of funds;
             96          (e) which of the costs listed in Section 11-53-201 will be reimbursed;
             97          (f) a maximum amount of reimbursement for each of those costs; and
             98          (g) the method of repayment by the property owner of the reimbursement under
             99      circumstances as set forth in ordinance or agreement provisions.
             100          Section 6. Section 63I-2-211 is enacted to read:
             101          63I-2-211. Repeal dates -- Title 11.
             102          Title 11, Chapter 53, Residential Property Reimbursement, is repealed on January 1,
             103      2020.

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