7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends provisions related to the membership of a board of trustees of a small
10 public transit district.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 ▸ requires relevant political subdivisions to enact a governing ordinance related to a
14 small public transit district to establish methods for appointment and apportionment
15 of membership on the board of trustees of the small public transit district;
16 ▸ allows a small public transit district to have a board of trustees between five and
17 nine members; and
18 ▸ makes technical changes.
19 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 17B-2a-807, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2018, Chapters 330, 424
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 17B-2a-807 is amended to read:
29 17B-2a-807. Small public transit district board of trustees -- Appointment --
30 Apportionment -- Qualifications -- Quorum -- Compensation -- Terms.
31 (1) (a) For a small public transit district, the board of trustees shall consist of members
32 appointed by the legislative bodies of each municipality, county, or unincorporated area within
33 any county [
39 (b) The legislative bodies of each municipality, county, or unincorporated area within
40 any county shall establish a governing ordinance for the small public transit district, which
41 shall include:
42 (i) the method for apportioning representation on the board of trustees among the
43 relevant municipalities, counties, or unincorporated areas of any counties within the boundary
44 of the small public transit district;
45 (ii) subject to Subsection (1)(c), the number of members of the board of trustees;
46 (iii) the method for reapportionment of representation on the board of trustees based on
47 changes in the boundary of the small public transit district; and
48 (iv) other aspects of appointment and apportionment of membership of the board of
49 trustees as necessary.
50 (c) A board of trustees of a small public transit district may have membership of not
51 less than five and not more than nine members.
53 a member that is a commissioner on the Transportation Commission created in Section
54 72-1-301 and appointed as provided in Subsection (8), who shall serve as a nonvoting, ex
55 officio member.
66 (2) Upon the completion of an annexation to a public transit district under Chapter 1,
67 Part 4, Annexation, [
69 on the board of trustees of the small public transit district shall reapportion membership as
70 described in the governing ordinance enacted pursuant to Subsection (1)(b).
71 (3) (a) Vacancies for members shall be filled by the official appointing the member
72 creating the vacancy for the unexpired term, unless the official fails to fill the vacancy within
73 90 days.
74 (b) If the appointing official under Subsection (1) does not fill the vacancy within 90
75 days, the board of trustees of the [
76 (4) (a) Each voting member may cast one vote on all questions, orders, resolutions, and
77 ordinances coming before the board of trustees.
78 (b) A majority of all voting members of the board of trustees are a quorum for the
79 transaction of business.
80 (c) The affirmative vote of a majority of all voting members present at any meeting at
81 which a quorum was initially present shall be necessary and, except as otherwise provided, is
82 sufficient to carry any order, resolution, ordinance, or proposition before the board of trustees.
83 (5) Each public transit district shall pay to each member per diem and travel expenses
84 for meetings actually attended, in accordance with Section 11-55-103.
85 (6) (a) Members of the initial board of trustees shall convene at the time and place
86 fixed by the chief executive officer of the entity initiating the proceedings.
87 (b) The board of trustees shall elect from its voting membership a chair, vice chair, and
89 (c) The members elected under Subsection (6)(b) shall serve for a period of two years
90 or until their successors shall be elected and qualified.
91 (d) [
92 serve as the chair, vice chair, or secretary of the board of trustees.
93 (7) (a) Except as otherwise authorized under Subsection (7)(b), at the time of a
94 member's appointment or during a member's tenure in office, a member may not hold any
95 employment, except as an independent contractor or locally elected public official, with a
96 county or municipality within the district.
97 (b) A member appointed by a county or municipality may hold employment with the
98 county or municipality if the employment is disclosed in writing and the public transit district
99 board of trustees ratifies the appointment.
100 (8) The Transportation Commission created in Section 72-1-301 may appoint a
101 commissioner of the Transportation Commission to serve on the board of trustees of a small
102 public transit district as a nonvoting, ex officio member.
103 (9) (a) (i) Each member of the board of trustees of a public transit district is subject to
104 recall at any time by the legislative body of the county or municipality from which the member
105 is appointed.
106 (ii) Each recall of a board of trustees member shall be made in the same manner as the
107 original appointment.
108 (iii) The legislative body recalling a board of trustees member shall provide written
109 notice to the member being recalled.
110 (b) Upon providing written notice to the board of trustees, a member of the board may
111 resign from the board of trustees.
112 (c) If a board member is recalled or resigns under this Subsection (9), the vacancy shall
113 be filled as provided in Subsection (3).