Chief Sponsor: Phil Lyman

Senate Sponsor: ____________


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:
17          None
18     Other Special Clauses:
19          None
20     Utah Code Sections Affected:
21     AMENDS:
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
31     63F-1-507.
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.