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H.B. 157 Enrolled
This bill modifies the Utah Public Transit District Act, the Sales and Use Tax Act, and
the Transportation Code to amend provisions relating to public transit districts and the
. provides that a public transit district board of trustees representing a population of
more than 200,000 people shall and a public transit district board of trustees
representing a population of 200,000 people or fewer may have one nonvoting, ex
officio member who is a commissioner on the Transportation Commission and is
appointed by the Transportation Commission;
. provides that a public transit district board of trustees shall report, at least annually,
to the Transportation Commission on short-term and long-range public transit plans;
. provides that a county, city, or town may impose a public transit tax of up to 1/4 of
1% rather than 1/4 of 1%;
. provides that the Transportation Commission duties include:
. appointing one commissioner to serve as a nonvoting, ex officio member on the
board of trustees of a transit district; and
. reviewing, at least annually, the short-term and long-range public transit plans
reported by a public transit district's board of trustees; and
. makes technical changes.
Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
Other Special Clauses:
This bill takes provides an effective date.
Utah Code Sections Affected:
17A-2-1038, as last amended by Chapter 9, Laws of Utah 2001
17A-2-1039, as last amended by Chapter 254, Laws of Utah 2000
59-12-501 (Effective 07/01/04), as last amended by Chapters 89 and 312, Laws of Utah
72-1-303, as last amended by Chapter 131, Laws of Utah 2003
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 17A-2-1038 is amended to read:
17A-2-1038. Board of trustees -- Appointment -- Apportionment -- Qualifications
-- Quorum -- Compensation -- Terms.
(1) (a) All powers, privileges, and duties vested in any incorporated district shall be
performed by a board of trustees.
(b) The board may delegate the exercise of any duty to any of the offices created under
(2) If 200,000 people or fewer reside within the district boundaries:
(a) (i) the board of trustees shall consist of [
(A) members appointed by the legislative bodies of each municipality, county, or
unincorporated area within any county on the basis of one [
regularly scheduled passenger routes proposed to be served by the district in each municipality or
unincorporated area within any county in the following calendar year; and
number of service miles comprising a unit shall be determined jointly by the legislative bodies of
the municipalities or counties comprising the district; and
(ii) the board of trustees may consist of a member that is a commissioner on the
Transportation Commission created in Section 72-1-301 and appointed as provided in Subsection
(10), who shall serve as a nonvoting, ex officio member;
added to the board or omitted from the board at the time scheduled routes are changed, or as
municipalities, counties, or unincorporated areas of counties annex to or withdraw from the
district using the same appointment procedures; and
counties, and unincorporated areas of counties in which regularly scheduled passenger routes
proposed to be served by the district in the following calendar year is less than a full unit, as
defined in Subsection (2)(a), may combine with any other similarly situated municipality or
unincorporated area to form a whole unit and may appoint one [
(3) (a) If more than 200,000 people reside within the district boundaries, the board of
trustees shall consist of 15 [
board shall apportion voting members to each county within the district [
county, rounded to the nearest 1/15 of the total transit district population; and
district and within each county, rounded to the nearest 1/15 of the total transit sales and use tax
collected for the transit district.
under this Subsection (3) with an adjacent county for representation. The combined
apportionment basis included in the district of both counties shall be used for the apportionment.
under Subsection [
(i) more than 15 members, the county or combination of counties with the smallest
additional fraction of a whole member proportion shall have one less member apportioned to it; or
(ii) less than 15 members, the county or combination of counties with the largest
additional fraction of a whole member proportion shall have one more member apportioned to it.
population, the county executive, with the advice and consent of the county legislative body, shall
appoint one [
county's unincorporated area population.
municipal executive, with the advice and consent of the municipal legislative body, shall appoint
municipalities within a county under Subsections [
from the county's total voting member apportionment under this Subsection [
for the county shall represent the county or combination of counties if Subsection [
applies, or the municipalities within the county.
another county under Subsection [
county shall represent a municipality or combination of municipalities.
voting members representing counties, combinations of counties if Subsection [
applies, or municipalities within the county shall be designated and appointed by a simple majority
of the chief executives of the municipalities within the county or combinations of counties if
the appointing municipalities, with the consent and approval of the county legislative body of the
county that has at least 1/15 of the district's apportionment basis.
municipalities shall be designated and appointed by the chief executive officer of the municipality
or simple majority of chief executive officers of municipalities with the consent of the legislative
body of the municipality or municipalities.
partisan political affiliation from among citizens in the community.
county, or unincorporated area or areas which the [
least six months before the date of appointment, and must continue in that residency to remain
qualified to serve as a [
recent official census or census estimate of the United States Bureau of the Census.
(ii) If population estimates are not available from the United States Bureau of Census,
population figures shall be derived from the estimate from the Utah Population Estimates
(iii) All transit sales and use tax totals shall be obtained from the State Tax Commission.
(o) The board shall be apportioned as provided under this section in conjunction with the
decennial United States Census Bureau report every ten years.
successor is appointed, qualified, seated, and [
(b) At the first meeting of the initial [
members of the board shall designate by the drawing of lots for 1/3 of their number to serve for:
(i) one-year terms[
(ii) two-year terms[
(iii) three-year terms.
(c) A [
member creating the vacancy for the unexpired term, unless the official fails to fill the vacancy
within 90 days.
(b) If the appointing official under Subsection (2) does not fill the vacancy within 90 days,
the board of trustees of the authority shall fill the vacancy.
(c) If the appointing official under Subsection [
days, the governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall fill the vacancy.
resolutions, and ordinances coming before the board of trustees.
(b) A majority of all voting members of the board of trustees are a quorum for the
transaction of business.
(c) The affirmative vote of a majority of all [
meeting at which a quorum was initially present shall be necessary and, except as otherwise
provided, is sufficient to carry any order, resolution, ordinance, or proposition before the board of
(a) an attendance fee of $50 per board or committee meeting attended, not to exceed
$200 in any calendar month to any [
(b) reasonable mileage and expenses necessarily incurred to attend board or committee
fixed by the chief executive officer of the entity initiating the proceedings.
(b) Immediately upon convening, the board of trustees shall elect from its voting
membership a president, vice president, and secretary who shall serve for a period of two years or
until their successors shall be elected and qualified.
voting member's tenure in office, a [
(a) any elected public office with the United States, the state, or any political subdivision
of either; or
(b) any employment, except as an independent contractor, with a county or municipality
within the district.
(10) The Transportation Commission created in Section 72-1-301 :
(a) for public transit districts serving a population of 200,000 people or fewer, may
appoint a commissioner of the Transportation Commission to serve on the board of trustees as a
nonvoting, ex officio member; and
(b) for public transit districts serving a population of more than 200,000 people, shall
appoint a commissioner of the Transportation Commission to serve on the board of trustees as a
nonvoting, ex officio member.
Section 2. Section 17A-2-1039 is amended to read:
17A-2-1039. Board of trustees -- Powers and duties.
(1) The board of trustees[
acquired or constructed.
operated by the district, including the fixing of rates, fares, rentals, charges, and classifications
thereof, and making and enforcement of rules, regulations, contracts, practices, and schedules, for
or in connection with any transit facility owned or controlled by the district.
repugnant to the Constitution of the United States or of the state, or of the provisions of this part,
necessary for the government and management of the affairs of the district for the execution of the
powers vested in the district and for carrying into effect the provisions of this part.
(b) On all votes on ordinances, the roll shall be called and the ayes and nays recorded.
(c) Resolutions and orders may be adopted by voice vote of the board, but on demand of
any member the roll shall be called. [
(d) (i) Except as provided under Subsection (4)(d)(ii), an ordinance may not be adopted
by the board unless it is introduced at least a day prior to the time of adoption except by
unanimous vote of all members of the board present at a meeting at which there is present [
(ii) In lieu of the provisions of Subsection (4)(d)(i), an ordinance may be mailed by
registered mail, postage prepaid, to each member of the board of directors at least five days prior
to the day upon which the ordinance [
(e) All ordinances shall take effect upon their adoption by the board, unless otherwise
(5) The board shall fix the location of the principal place of business of the district and the
location of all offices and departments.
accounts of the district by an independent certified public accountant, and shall as soon as
practicable after the close of each fiscal year submit to the chief administrative officers and
legislative bodies of cities and counties within the district a financial report showing the result of
operations during the preceding fiscal year and the financial status of the district on the final day
(b) Copies of the report shall be supplied to the general public upon request in the
considers fit, for the payment of demands against the district, without prior specific approval by
the board if [
(a) for a purpose for which [
(b) in an amount no greater than the amount [
(c) approved by the general manager or [
all other acts necessary to properly carry out its duties.
(b) The board may appoint other officers of the district to conduct any hearing who shall
make findings and conclusions and report [
(9) A member of the board or designated hearing officer may administer oaths and
affirmations in any district investigation or proceeding.
(10) (a) The board shall report, at least annually, the short-term and long-range public
transit plans to the Transportation Commission created in Section 72-1-301 .
(b) The report shall include the transit portions of applicable regional transportation plans
adopted by a metropolitan planning organization established under 23 U.S.C. Sec. 134.
Sections 17B-2-402 , 17B-2-403 , and 17B-2-404 , apply to each public transit district to the same
extent as if the public transit district were a local district under Title 17B, Chapter 2, Local
Section 3. Section 59-12-501 (Effective 07/01/04) is amended to read:
59-12-501 (Effective 07/01/04). Public transit tax -- Base -- Rate -- Voter approval.
(1) (a) (i) Except as provided in Subsections (1)(a)(ii) and 59-12-207.1 (7)(c), in addition
to other sales and use taxes, any county, city, or town within a transit district organized under
Title 17A, Chapter 2, Part 10, Utah Public Transit District Act, may impose a sales and use tax of
up to 1/4 of 1% on the transactions described in Subsection 59-12-103 (1) located within the
county, city, or town, to fund a public transportation system.
(ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(a)(i), a county, city, or town may not impose a tax
under this section on the sales and uses described in Section 59-12-104 to the extent the sales and
uses are exempt from taxation under Section 59-12-104 .
(b) For purposes of this Subsection (1), the location of a transaction shall be determined
in accordance with Sections 59-12-207.1 through 59-12-207.4 .
(c) (i) A county, city, or town may impose a tax under this section only if the governing
body of the county, city, or town, by resolution, submits the proposal to all the qualified voters
within the county, city, or town for approval at a general or special election conducted in the
manner provided by statute.
(ii) An election under Subsection 17B-2-512 (3)(a)(ii) approving the annexation of an area
to a public transit district or local district and approving for that annexed area the sales and use
tax authorized by this section satisfies the election requirement of Subsection (1)(c)(i) for the area
to be annexed to the public transit district or local district.
(2) (a) If only a portion of a county is included within a public transit district, the
proposal may be submitted only to the qualified voters residing within the boundaries of the
proposed or existing public transit district.
(b) Notice of any such election shall be given by the county, city, or town governing body
15 days in advance in the manner prescribed by statute.
(c) If a majority of the voters voting in such election approve the proposal, it shall
become effective on the date provided by the county, city, or town governing body.
(3) This section may not be construed to require an election in jurisdictions where voters
have previously approved a public transit sales or use tax.
Section 4. Section 72-1-303 is amended to read:
72-1-303. Duties of commission.
The commission has the following duties:
(1) determining priorities and funding levels of projects in the state transportation systems
for each fiscal year based on project lists compiled by the department;
(2) determining additions and deletions to state highways under Chapter 4, Designation of
State Highways Act;
(3) holding public hearings and otherwise providing for public input in transportation
(4) making policies and rules in accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah
Administrative Rulemaking Act, necessary to perform the commission's duties described under
(5) in accordance with Section 63-46b-12 , reviewing orders issued by the executive
director in adjudicative proceedings held in accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46b, Administrative
(6) advising the department in state transportation systems policy; [
(7) approving settlement agreements of condemnation cases subject to Section
(8) in accordance with Section 17A-2-1038 , appointing a commissioner to serve as a
nonvoting, ex officio member on the board of trustees of a public transit district;
(9) in accordance with Section 17A-2-1039 , reviewing, at least annually, the short-term
and long-range public transit plans; and
(10) reviewing administrative rules made, amended, or repealed by the department.
Section 5. Effective date.
This bill takes effect on May 3, 2004, except that Section 59-12-501 (Effective 07/01/04)
takes effect on July 1, 2004.
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