7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill requires that each county have at least one Utah House of Representatives
10 district entirely within the county's boundaries.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 ▸ requires that, beginning with the redistricting cycle based on the 2020 national
14 decennial census, each county will have at least one Utah House of Representatives
15 district entirely within the county's boundaries.
16 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 36-1-201.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2017, Chapter 243
24 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25 Section 1. Section 36-1-201.5 is amended to read:
26 36-1-201.5. Utah House of Representatives -- House district boundaries.
27 (1) As used in this section:
28 (a) "County boundary" means the county boundary's location in the database as of
29 January 1, 2017.
30 (b) "Database" means the State Geographic Information Database created in Section
32 (c) "Local school district boundary" means the local school district boundary's location
33 in the database as of January 1, 2010.
34 (d) "Municipal boundary" means the municipal boundary's location in the database as
35 of January 1, 2010.
36 (2) The Utah House of Representatives shall consist of 75 members, with one member
37 to be elected from each Utah House of Representative district.
38 (3) The Legislature adopts the official census population figures and maps of the
39 Bureau of the Census of the United States Department of Commerce developed in connection
40 with the taking of the 2010 national decennial census as the official data for establishing House
41 district boundaries.
42 (4) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (3), and except as modified by Subsection (4)(b),
43 the Legislature enacts the district numbers and boundaries of the House districts designated by
44 the House shapefile that is the electronic component of 2013 General Session H.B. 366, State
45 House Boundary Amendments.
46 (b) The boundary between House District 1 and House District 5 in the shapefile
47 described in Subsection (4)(a) is changed to follow the county boundary of Box Elder County
48 and Cache County from the intersection of Cache, Box Elder, and Weber counties, north to the
49 intersection of House District 1, House District 3, and House District 5.
50 (c) That House shapefile, and the legislative boundaries generated from that shapefile,
51 may be accessed via the Utah Legislature's website.
52 (5) When the Legislature draws Utah House of Representatives district boundaries
53 based on the 2020 national decennial census, and for each subsequent occasion when the
54 Legislature draws Utah House of Representatives district boundaries, the Legislature shall
55 ensure that each county has at least one House district that is located entirely within the county.