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H.B. 116

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FACILITIES WITH REGIONAL IMPACT

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2004 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Sponsor: Ralph Becker

             5      Gregory H. Hughes              6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies and enacts provisions relating to notice and land use dispute
             10      resolution applicable to certain entities in first and second class counties.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    modifies provisions relating to elements of a county or municipality's general plan;
             14          .    requires certain local government entities and certain public utilities to provide
             15      notice before preparing or amending a general, long-range, or capital facilities plan;
             16          .    requires certain entities to provide notice of an intent to acquire real property if its
             17      intended use is inconsistent with local planning or zoning, unless the entity has
             18      previously provided notice of the property's general location;
             19          .    requires certain entities to provide post-acquisition notice of the acquisition of real
             20      property, under certain circumstances;
             21          .    establishes a commission to hear and decide certain land use disputes;
             22          .    provides for the membership and duties of that commission;
             23          .    provides for judicial review of a commission decision; and
             24          .    requires commission review of certain disputes before judicial review may be
             25      sought.
             26      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             27          None


             28      Other Special Clauses:
             29          None
             30      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             31      AMENDS:
             32          10-9-301, as last amended by Chapter 105, Laws of Utah 2003
             33          10-9-302, as last amended by Chapters 23 and 93, Laws of Utah 1992
             34          10-9-1001, as last amended by Chapter 124, Laws of Utah 2003
             35          11-36-201, as last amended by Chapter 239, Laws of Utah 2002
             36          17-27-301, as last amended by Chapter 105, Laws of Utah 2003
             37          17-27-302, as last amended by Chapters 23 and 93, Laws of Utah 1992
             38          17-27-1001, as last amended by Chapter 124, Laws of Utah 2003
             39      ENACTS:
             40          10-9-301.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             41          11-41-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             42          11-41-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             43          11-41-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             44          11-41-104, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             45          11-41-105, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             46          11-41-106, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             47          17-27-301.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             48          17A-2-104, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             49          17B-2-104, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             50          53A-2-123, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             51          54-3-27, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             52     
             53      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             54          Section 1. Section 10-9-301 is amended to read:
             55           10-9-301. General plan.
             56          (1) In order to accomplish the purposes set forth in this chapter, each municipality shall
             57      prepare and adopt a comprehensive, long-range general plan for:
             58          (a) present and future needs of the municipality; and


             59          (b) growth and development of the land within the municipality or any part of the
             60      municipality.
             61          (2) The plan may provide for:
             62          (a) health, general welfare, safety, energy conservation, transportation, prosperity, civic
             63      activities, aesthetics, and recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities;
             64          (b) the reduction of the waste of physical, financial, or human resources that result
             65      from either excessive congestion or excessive scattering of population;
             66          (c) the efficient and economical use, conservation, and production of the supply of:
             67          (i) food and water; and
             68          (ii) drainage, sanitary, and other facilities and resources;
             69          (d) the use of energy conservation and solar and renewable energy resources;
             70          (e) the protection of urban development;
             71          (f) the protection and promotion of air quality;
             72          (g) historic preservation; [and]
             73          (h) identifying future uses of land that are likely to require an expansion or significant
             74      modification of services or facilities provided by affected entities and specified public utilities,
             75      as those terms are defined in Section 10-9-301.5 ; and
             76          [(h)] (i) an official map, pursuant to Title 72, Chapter 5, Part 4, Transportation
             77      Corridor Preservation.
             78          (3) The municipality may determine the comprehensiveness, extent, and format of the
             79      general plan.
             80          Section 2. Section 10-9-301.5 is enacted to read:
             81          10-9-301.5. Notice of intent to prepare a general plan or amendments to a general
             82      plan in certain municipalities.
             83          (1) As used in this section:
             84          (a) (i) "Affected entity" means each county, municipality, independent special district
             85      under Title 17A, Chapter 2, Independent Special Districts, local district under Title 17B,
             86      Chapter 2, Local Districts, school district, interlocal cooperation entity established under Title
             87      11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, and specified public utility:
             88          (A) whose services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             89      modification because of an intended use of land; or


             90          (B) that has filed with the municipality a copy of the entity's general or long-range
             91      plan.
             92          (ii) "Affected entity" does not include the municipality that is required under this
             93      section to provide notice.
             94          (b) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
             95      telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             96          (2) Before preparing a proposed general plan or amendments to an existing general
             97      plan, each municipality within a county of the first or second class shall provide written notice,
             98      as provided in this section, of its intent to prepare a proposed general plan or amendments to a
             99      general plan.
             100          (3) Each notice under Subsection (2) shall:
             101          (a) indicate that the municipality intends to prepare a general plan or amendments to a
             102      general plan, as the case may be;
             103          (b) describe or provide a map of the geographic area that will be affected by the general
             104      plan or amendments to a general plan;
             105          (c) be sent to:
             106          (i) each affected entity;
             107          (ii) the Automated Geographic Reference Center created in Section 63A-6-202 ;
             108          (iii) the association of governments, established pursuant to an interlocal agreement
             109      under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, of which the municipality is a member;
             110      and
             111          (iv) the state planning coordinator appointed under Section 63-38d-202 ;
             112          (d) with respect to the notice to affected entities, invite the affected entities to provide
             113      information for the municipality to consider in the process of preparing, adopting, and
             114      implementing a general plan or amendments to a general plan concerning:
             115          (i) impacts that the use of land proposed in the proposed general plan or amendments
             116      to a general plan may have on the affected entity; and
             117          (ii) uses of land within the municipality that the affected entity is planning or
             118      considering that may conflict with the proposed general plan or amendments to the general
             119      plan; and
             120          (e) include the address of an Internet website, if the municipality has one, and the name


             121      and telephone number of a person where more information can be obtained concerning the
             122      municipality's proposed general plan or amendments to a general plan.
             123          Section 3. Section 10-9-302 is amended to read:
             124           10-9-302. Plan preparation.
             125          (1) (a) [The] Subject to Section 10-9-301.5 , the planning commission shall make and
             126      recommend to the legislative body a proposed general plan for the area within the municipality.
             127          (b) The plan may include areas outside the boundaries of the municipality if, in the
             128      commission's judgment, they are related to the planning of the municipality's territory.
             129          (c) Except as otherwise provided by law, when the plan of a municipality involves
             130      territory outside the boundaries of the municipality, the municipality may not take action
             131      affecting that territory without the concurrence of the county or other municipalities affected.
             132          (2) The general plan, with the accompanying maps, plats, charts and descriptive and
             133      explanatory matter, shall show the planning commission's recommendations for the
             134      development of the territory covered by the plan, and may include, among other things:
             135          (a) a land use element that:
             136          (i) designates the proposed general distribution and location and extent of uses of land
             137      for housing, business, industry, agriculture, recreation, education, public buildings and
             138      grounds, open space, and other categories of public and private uses of land as appropriate; and
             139          (ii) may include a statement of the standards of population density and building
             140      intensity recommended for the various land use categories covered by the plan;
             141          (b) a transportation and circulation element consisting of the general location and
             142      extent of existing and proposed freeways, arterial and collector streets, mass transit, and any
             143      other modes of transportation that are appropriate, all correlated with the land use element of
             144      the plan;
             145          (c) an environmental element that addresses:
             146          (i) the protection, conservation, development, and use of natural resources, including
             147      the quality of air, forests, soils, rivers and other waters, harbors, fisheries, wildlife, minerals,
             148      and other natural resources; and
             149          (ii) the reclamation of land, flood control, prevention and control of the pollution of
             150      streams and other waters, regulation of the use of land on hillsides, stream channels and other
             151      environmentally sensitive areas, the prevention, control, and correction of the erosion of soils,


             152      protection of watersheds and wetlands, and the mapping of known geologic hazards;
             153          (d) a public services and facilities element showing general plans for sewage, waste
             154      disposal, drainage, local utilities, rights-of-way, easements, and facilities for them, police and
             155      fire protection, and other public services;
             156          (e) a rehabilitation, redevelopment, and conservation element consisting of plans and
             157      programs for:
             158          (i) historic preservation; and
             159          (ii) the elimination of blight and for redevelopment, including housing sites, business
             160      and industrial sites, and public building sites;
             161          (f) an economic element composed of appropriate studies and an economic
             162      development plan that may include review of municipal revenue and expenditures, revenue
             163      sources, identification of base and residentiary industry, primary and secondary market areas,
             164      employment, and retail sales activity;
             165          (g) recommendations for implementing the plan, including the use of zoning
             166      ordinances, subdivision ordinances, capital improvement plans, and other appropriate actions;
             167      [and]
             168          (h) provisions addressing any of the matters listed in Subsection 10-9-301 (2); and
             169          [(h)] (i) any other elements the municipality considers appropriate.
             170          Section 4. Section 10-9-1001 is amended to read:
             171           10-9-1001. Appeals.
             172          (1) (a) No person may challenge in district court a municipality's land use decisions
             173      made under this chapter or under the regulation made under authority of this chapter until that
             174      person has exhausted his administrative remedies.
             175          (b) An appeal by another municipality or by a county, independent special district
             176      under Title 17A, Chapter 2, Independent Special Districts, local district under Title 17B,
             177      Chapter 2, Local Districts, school district, interlocal cooperation entity established under Title
             178      11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, or specified public utility, as defined in Section
             179      10-9-301.5 , of a municipality's land use decision that prevents the municipality, county,
             180      independent special district, local district, school district, interlocal cooperation entity, or
             181      specified public utility from pursuing its proposed use of land is not governed by this section
             182      but is governed by Title 11, Chapter 41, Facilities Dispute Resolution Commission.


             183          (2) (a) Any person adversely affected by any decision made in the exercise of or in
             184      violation of the provisions of this chapter may file a petition for review of the decision with the
             185      district court within 30 days after the local decision is rendered.
             186          (b) (i) The time under Subsection (2)(a) to file a petition is tolled from the date a
             187      property owner files a request for arbitration of a constitutional taking issue with the private
             188      property ombudsman under Section 63-34-13 until 30 days after:
             189          (A) the arbitrator issues a final award; or
             190          (B) the private property ombudsman issues a written statement under Subsection
             191      63-34-13 (4)(b) declining to arbitrate or to appoint an arbitrator.
             192          (ii) A tolling under Subsection (2)(b)(i) operates only as to the specific constitutional
             193      taking issues that are the subject of the request for arbitration filed with the private property
             194      ombudsman by a property owner.
             195          (iii) A request for arbitration filed with the private property ombudsman after the time
             196      under Subsection (2)(a) to file a petition has expired does not affect the time to file a petition.
             197          (3) The courts shall:
             198          (a) presume that land use decisions and regulations are valid; and
             199          (b) determine only whether or not the decision is arbitrary, capricious, or illegal.
             200          Section 5. Section 11-36-201 is amended to read:
             201           11-36-201. Impact fees -- Analysis -- Capital facilities plan -- Notice of plan --
             202      Summary -- Exemptions.
             203          (1) (a) Each local political subdivision and private entity shall comply with the
             204      requirements of this chapter before establishing or modifying any impact fee.
             205          (b) A local political subdivision may not:
             206          (i) establish any new impact fees that are not authorized by this chapter; or
             207          (ii) impose or charge any other fees as a condition of development approval unless
             208      those fees are a reasonable charge for the service provided.
             209          (c) Notwithstanding any other requirements of this chapter, each local political
             210      subdivision shall ensure that each existing impact fee that is charged for any public facility not
             211      authorized by Subsection 11-36-102 (12) is repealed by July 1, 1995.
             212          (d) (i) Existing impact fees for public facilities authorized in Subsection 11-36-102 (12)
             213      that are charged by local political subdivisions need not comply with the requirements of this


             214      chapter until July 1, 1997.
             215          (ii) By July 1, 1997, each local political subdivision shall:
             216          (A) review any impact fees in existence as of the effective date of this act, and prepare
             217      and approve the analysis required by this section for each of those impact fees; and
             218          (B) ensure that the impact fees comply with the requirements of this chapter.
             219          (2) (a) Before imposing impact fees, each local political subdivision shall prepare a
             220      capital facilities plan.
             221          (b) (i) As used in this Subsection (2)(b):
             222          (A) (I) "Affected entity" means each county, municipality, independent special district
             223      under Title 17A, Chapter 2, Independent Special Districts, local district under Title 17B,
             224      Chapter 2, Local Districts, school district, interlocal cooperation entity established under
             225      Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, and specified public utility:
             226          (Aa) whose services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             227      modification because of the facilities proposed in the proposed capital facilities plan; or
             228          (Bb) that has filed with the local political subdivision or private entity a copy of the
             229      general or long-range plan of the county, municipality, independent special district, local
             230      district, school district, interlocal cooperation entity, or specified public utility.
             231          (II) "Affected entity" does not include the local political subdivision or private entity
             232      that is required under this Subsection (2) to provide notice.
             233          (B) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
             234      telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             235          (ii) Before preparing a capital facilities plan for facilities proposed on land located
             236      within a county of the first or second class, each local political subdivision and each private
             237      entity shall provide written notice, as provided in this Subsection (2)(b), of its intent to prepare
             238      a capital facilities plan.
             239          (iii) Each notice under Subsection (2)(b)(ii) shall:
             240          (A) indicate that the local political subdivision or private entity intends to prepare a
             241      capital facilities plan;
             242          (B) describe or provide a map of the geographic area where the proposed capital
             243      facilities will be located;
             244          (C) be sent to:


             245          (I) each county in whose unincorporated area and each municipality in whose
             246      boundaries is located the land on which the proposed facilities will be located;
             247          (II) each affected entity;
             248          (III) the Automated Geographic Reference Center created in Section 63A-6-202 ;
             249          (IV) the association of governments, established pursuant to an interlocal agreement
             250      under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, in which the facilities are proposed to
             251      be located; and
             252          (V) the state planning coordinator appointed under Section 63-38d-202 ; and
             253          (D) with respect to the notice to affected entities, invite the affected entities to provide
             254      information for the local political subdivision or private entity to consider in the process of
             255      preparing, adopting, and implementing a capital facilities plan concerning:
             256          (I) impacts that the facilities proposed in the capital facilities plan may have on the
             257      affected entity; and
             258          (II) facilities or uses of land that the affected entity is planning or considering that may
             259      conflict with the facilities proposed in the capital facilities plan.
             260          [(b)] (c) The plan shall identify:
             261          (i) demands placed upon existing public facilities by new development activity; and
             262          (ii) the proposed means by which the local political subdivision will meet those
             263      demands.
             264          [(c)] (d) Municipalities and counties need not prepare a separate capital facilities plan
             265      if the general plan required by Sections 10-9-301 and 17-27-301 contains the elements required
             266      by Subsection (2)[(b)](c).
             267          [(d)] (e) (i) If a local political subdivision prepares an independent capital facilities
             268      plan rather than including a capital facilities element in the general plan, the local political
             269      subdivision shall, before adopting the capital facilities plan:
             270          (A) give public notice of the plan according to this Subsection (2)[(d)](e);
             271          (B) at least 14 days before the date of the public hearing:
             272          (I) make a copy of the plan, together with a summary designed to be understood by a
             273      lay person, available to the public; and
             274          (II) place a copy of the plan and summary in each public library within the local
             275      political subdivision; and


             276          (C) hold a public hearing to hear public comment on the plan.
             277          (ii) Municipalities shall comply with the notice and hearing requirements of, and,
             278      except as provided in Subsection 11-36-401 (4)(f), receive the protections of, Subsections
             279      10-9-103 (2) and 10-9-402 (2).
             280          (iii) Counties shall comply with the notice and hearing requirements of, and, except as
             281      provided in Subsection 11-36-401 (4)(f), receive the protections of, Subsections 17-27-103 (2)
             282      and 17-27-402 (2).
             283          (iv) Special districts and private entities shall comply with the notice and hearing
             284      requirements of, and receive the protections of, Section 17A-1-203 .
             285          (v) Nothing contained in this Subsection (2)[(d)](e) or in the subsections referenced in
             286      Subsections (2)[(d)](e)(ii) and (iii) may be construed to require involvement by a planning
             287      commission in the capital facilities planning process.
             288          [(e)] (f) (i) Local political subdivisions with a population or serving a population of
             289      less than 5,000 as of the last federal census need not comply with the capital facilities plan
             290      requirements of this part, but shall ensure that the impact fees imposed by them are based upon
             291      a reasonable plan.
             292          (ii) Subsection (2)[(e)](f)(i) does not apply to private entities.
             293          (3) In preparing the plan, each local political subdivision shall generally consider all
             294      revenue sources, including impact fees, to finance the impacts on system improvements.
             295          (4) A local political subdivision may only impose impact fees on development
             296      activities when its plan for financing system improvements establishes that impact fees are
             297      necessary to achieve an equitable allocation to the costs borne in the past and to be borne in the
             298      future, in comparison to the benefits already received and yet to be received.
             299          (5) (a) Each local political subdivision imposing impact fees shall prepare a written
             300      analysis of each impact fee that:
             301          (i) identifies the impact on system improvements required by the development activity;
             302          (ii) demonstrates how those impacts on system improvements are reasonably related to
             303      the development activity;
             304          (iii) estimates the proportionate share of the costs of impacts on system improvements
             305      that are reasonably related to the new development activity; and
             306          (iv) based upon those factors and the requirements of this chapter, identifies how the


             307      impact fee was calculated.
             308          (b) In analyzing whether or not the proportionate share of the costs of public facilities
             309      are reasonably related to the new development activity, the local political subdivision shall
             310      identify, if applicable:
             311          (i) the cost of existing public facilities;
             312          (ii) the manner of financing existing public facilities, such as user charges, special
             313      assessments, bonded indebtedness, general taxes, or federal grants;
             314          (iii) the relative extent to which the newly developed properties and the other
             315      properties in the municipality have already contributed to the cost of existing public facilities,
             316      by such means as user charges, special assessments, or payment from the proceeds of general
             317      taxes;
             318          (iv) the relative extent to which the newly developed properties and the other
             319      properties in the municipality will contribute to the cost of existing public facilities in the
             320      future;
             321          (v) the extent to which the newly developed properties are entitled to a credit because
             322      the municipality is requiring their developers or owners, by contractual arrangement or
             323      otherwise, to provide common facilities, inside or outside the proposed development, that have
             324      been provided by the municipality and financed through general taxation or other means, apart
             325      from user charges, in other parts of the municipality;
             326          (vi) extraordinary costs, if any, in servicing the newly developed properties; and
             327          (vii) the time-price differential inherent in fair comparisons of amounts paid at
             328      different times.
             329          (c) Each local political subdivision that prepares a written analysis under this
             330      Subsection (5) on or after July 1, 2000 shall also prepare a summary of the written analysis,
             331      designed to be understood by a lay person.
             332          (6) Each local political subdivision that adopts an impact fee enactment under Section
             333      11-36-202 on or after July 1, 2000 shall, at least 14 days before adopting the enactment, submit
             334      to each public library within the local political subdivision:
             335          (a) a copy of the written analysis required by Subsection (5)(a); and
             336          (b) a copy of the summary required by Subsection (5)(c).
             337          (7) Nothing in this chapter may be construed to repeal or otherwise eliminate any


             338      impact fee in effect on the effective date of this act that is pledged as a source of revenues to
             339      pay bonded indebtedness that was incurred before the effective date of this act.
             340          Section 6. Section 11-41-101 is enacted to read:
             341     
CHAPTER 41. FACILITIES DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMISSION

             342          11-41-101. Title.
             343          This chapter is known as the "Facilities Dispute Resolution Commission."
             344          Section 7. Section 11-41-102 is enacted to read:
             345          11-41-102. Definitions.
             346          As used in this chapter:
             347          (1) "Commission" means a facilities dispute resolution commission established under
             348      Section 11-41-103 .
             349          (2) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
             350      telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-1-2 .
             351          Section 8. Section 11-41-103 is enacted to read:
             352          11-41-103. Facilities Dispute Resolution Commission.
             353          (1) There is established a facilities dispute resolution commission for each association
             354      of governments:
             355          (a) that has been established pursuant to an interlocal agreement under Chapter 13,
             356      Interlocal Cooperation Act; and
             357          (b) whose membership includes a county of the first or second class.
             358          (2) Each commission shall be composed of:
             359          (a) one person who holds an elected county office in a county of the first or second
             360      class, appointed by the association of governments;
             361          (b) one person who holds an elected municipal office in a municipality located in a
             362      county of the first or second class, appointed by the association of governments;
             363          (c) one person who serves as a member of a board of trustees of an independent special
             364      district under Title 17A, Chapter 2, Independent Special Districts, appointed by the Utah
             365      Association of Special Districts;
             366          (d) one person who is an officer or employee of a specified public utility that provides
             367      service within a county of the first or second class, appointed by the Utah Public Service
             368      Commission;


             369          (e) one person who serves as a board member of a school district located in a county of
             370      the first or second class, appointed by the State Board of Education; and
             371          (f) two persons who reside within a county of the first or second class that is a member
             372      of the association of governments, appointed by majority vote of the five other members of the
             373      commission.
             374          (3) The term of each commission member shall be four years, except that:
             375          (a) the initial term of two members of the commission, chosen by lot, shall be one year;
             376          (b) the initial term of two members of the commission, chosen by lot, shall be two
             377      years; and
             378          (c) the initial term of two members of the commission, chosen by lot, shall be three
             379      years.
             380          (4) A commission member is not limited in the number of terms the member may
             381      serve.
             382          (5) (a) For each member of the commission under Subsection (2), an alternate member
             383      shall be appointed by the same body that appointed the member.
             384          (b) Each alternate member shall serve for the same term as the member for which the
             385      alternate member is an alternate.
             386          (c) An alternate serves on the commission only:
             387          (i) if the member for whom the alternate member is an alternate is:
             388          (A) disqualified under Subsection 11-41-105 (2); or
             389          (B) otherwise unable to participate in the commission's consideration of a particular
             390      dispute; and
             391          (ii) for each particular dispute for which the member does not serve under Subsection
             392      (5)(c)(i).
             393          (6) (a) Commission members shall choose from their number a chair, who shall preside
             394      at commission meetings, and a vice chair, who shall preside at commission meetings in the
             395      absence of the chair.
             396          (b) The chair and vice chair serve in those positions at the pleasure of the commission,
             397      but the commission may designate a set term for those positions.
             398          (7) (a) A majority of commission members constitutes a quorum for holding meetings
             399      and transacting business.


             400          (b) A decision by the commission resolving a dispute requires the concurrence of a
             401      majority of commission members.
             402          Section 9. Section 11-41-104 is enacted to read:
             403          11-41-104. Commission duties and authority.
             404          (1) Each commission shall hear and decide disputes concerning:
             405          (a) a proposed use of land that is rejected by the county in whose unincorporated area
             406      or the municipality in whose boundaries the land is located; or
             407          (b) a school district's action that the county or municipality claims violates its land use
             408      planning and zoning ordinances.
             409          (2) Each commission shall activate and operate only when presented with a dispute as
             410      provided in this chapter.
             411          (3) In resolving disputes, the commission shall consider:
             412          (a) whether the entity proposing the use of land:
             413          (i) included the proposed use of land in its long-term planning;
             414          (ii) complied with applicable notice requirements with respect to the acquisition or
             415      proposed use of land; and
             416          (iii) has made a good faith effort to cooperate and resolve conflicts with the applicable
             417      county or municipality concerning the proposed use of land;
             418          (b) whether allowing the proposed use of land will provide a greater benefit to a larger
             419      segment of the public than not allowing it;
             420          (c) whether there are other suitable locations for the proposed use;
             421          (d) (i) whether an entity other than the entity proposing the land use will bear an
             422      unreasonable burden or suffer an unreasonable impact, including financial burden or impact,
             423      from the proposed use of land; and
             424          (ii) the extent to which the entity proposing the use of land is willing to mitigate the
             425      burden or impact;
             426          (e) whether the proposed use of land is consistent with the county or municipality's
             427      general plan;
             428          (f) whether the county or municipality's general plan and zoning applicable to the land
             429      in question was consistent with the proposed use of the land at the time the entity proposing the
             430      use of land acquired it; and


             431          (g) all other factors the commission considers relevant to a resolution of the dispute
             432      that best serves the public interest.
             433          (4) A commission may:
             434          (a) adopt and enforce rules of procedure for the orderly and fair conduct of its
             435      proceedings;
             436          (b) authorize a member of the commission to administer oaths if necessary in the
             437      performance of the commission's duties; and
             438          (c) in order to enable the commission to carry out its duties in hearing and deciding
             439      disputes, use the services of the staff of the association of governments or employ other
             440      personnel.
             441          (5) Each commission shall keep a record of all its proceedings concerning a dispute.
             442          (6) If the commission decides to allow the proposed use of land, the commission may
             443      formulate its decision to achieve a result that best serves the public interest, including:
             444          (a) imposing reasonable conditions or requirements on the entity proposing the use of
             445      land to mitigate the unreasonable burdens or impacts caused by the proposed use of land; and
             446          (b) allowing a land use that is contrary to existing local municipal or county land use
             447      ordinances.
             448          (7) The principal place of business of the association of counties shall constitute the
             449      commission's office and shall be the place for filing a petition under Section 11-41-105 .
             450          Section 10. Section 11-41-105 is enacted to read:
             451          11-41-105. Procedure for commission review of dispute.
             452          (1) (a) (i) A county, municipality, independent special district under Title 17A, Chapter
             453      2, Independent Special Districts, local district under Title 17B, Chapter 2, Local Districts,
             454      school district, interlocal cooperation entity established under Chapter 13, Interlocal
             455      Cooperation Act, or specified public utility may request commission review of a county or
             456      municipality's land use decision that prevents the county, municipality, independent special
             457      district, local district, school district, interlocal cooperation entity, or specified public utility
             458      from pursuing its proposed use of land by filing with the commission a petition requesting
             459      review of the land use decision.
             460          (ii) A county or municipality may request commission review of a school district action
             461      that the county or municipality claims violates its land use planning and zoning ordinances.


             462          (b) Each petition under Subsection (1)(a) shall be filed within 30 days after:
             463          (i) for a petition under Subsection (1)(a)(i), the date of the land use decision for which
             464      commission review is sought; and
             465          (ii) for a petition under Subsection (1)(a)(ii), the date of the school district action for
             466      which commission review is sought.
             467          (2) (a) A commission member is disqualified from hearing and deciding a dispute if:
             468          (i) the member has a direct interest in the outcome of the dispute;
             469          (ii) the member concludes that the member cannot impartially participate in the hearing
             470      and decision of the dispute; or
             471          (iii) a majority of all remaining members of the commission vote to remove the
             472      member from participating in the hearing and decision of the dispute.
             473          (b) If a member is disqualified under Subsection (2)(a), that member's alternate shall
             474      serve on the commission for purposes of hearing and deciding that particular dispute for which
             475      the member is disqualified.
             476          (3) The parties to a dispute before the commission shall equally share the expenses
             477      incurred by the commission relating to its hearing and deciding the dispute.
             478          Section 11. Section 11-41-106 is enacted to read:
             479          11-41-106. Court review of commission decision.
             480          (1) (a) A county, municipality, independent special district under Title 17A, Chapter 2,
             481      Independent Special Districts, local district under Title 17B, Chapter 2, Local Districts, school
             482      district, interlocal cooperation entity established under Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act,
             483      and specified public utility may not seek district court review of a municipality or county's land
             484      use decision for which commission review is provided in this chapter unless the land use
             485      decision has been heard and decided by the commission.
             486          (b) A county or municipality may not seek district court review of a school district
             487      action that the county or municipality claims violates its land use planning and zoning
             488      ordinances unless the dispute has been heard and decided by the commission.
             489          (2) An entity adversely affected by a commission decision may file, within 30 days
             490      after the commission decision, a petition for review of the decision with the district court.
             491          (3) The district court review of a commission decision is on the record created during
             492      the commission proceedings.


             493          (4) In its review of a commission decision, the court shall uphold the decision if it is
             494      supported by substantial evidence.
             495          Section 12. Section 17-27-301 is amended to read:
             496           17-27-301. General plan.
             497          (1) In order to accomplish the purposes set forth in this chapter, each county shall
             498      prepare and adopt a comprehensive general plan for:
             499          (a) the present and future needs of the county; and
             500          (b) the growth and development of the land within the county or any part of the county,
             501      including uses of land for urbanization, trade, industry, residential, agricultural, wildlife
             502      habitat, and other purposes.
             503          (2) The plan may provide for:
             504          (a) health, general welfare, safety, energy conservation, transportation, prosperity, civic
             505      activities, aesthetics, and recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities;
             506          (b) the reduction of the waste of physical, financial, or human resources that result
             507      from either excessive congestion or excessive scattering of population;
             508          (c) the efficient and economical use, conservation, and production of the supply of:
             509          (i) food and water; and
             510          (ii) drainage, sanitary, and other facilities and resources;
             511          (d) the use of energy conservation and solar and renewable energy resources;
             512          (e) the protection of urban development;
             513          (f) the protection and promotion of air quality;
             514          (g) historic preservation; [and]
             515          (h) identifying future uses of land that are likely to require an expansion or significant
             516      modification of services or facilities provided by affected entities and specified public utilities,
             517      as those terms are defined in Section 17-27-301.5 ; and
             518          [(h)] (i) an official map, pursuant to Title 72, Chapter 5, Part 4, Transportation
             519      Corridor Preservation.
             520          (3) (a) The plan shall include specific provisions related to any areas within, or
             521      partially within, the exterior boundaries of the county, or contiguous to the boundaries of a
             522      county, which are proposed for the siting of a storage facility or transfer facility for the
             523      placement of high-level nuclear waste or greater than class C radioactive nuclear waste, as


             524      these wastes are defined in Section 19-3-303 . The provisions shall address the effects of the
             525      proposed site upon the health and general welfare of citizens of the state, and shall provide:
             526          (i) the information identified in Section 19-3-305 ;
             527          (ii) information supported by credible studies that demonstrates that the provisions of
             528      Subsection 19-3-307 (2) have been satisfied; and
             529          (iii) specific measures to mitigate the effects of high-level nuclear waste and greater
             530      than class C radioactive waste and guarantee the health and safety of the citizens of the state.
             531          (b) A county may, in lieu of complying with Subsection (3)(a), adopt an ordinance
             532      indicating that all proposals for the siting of a storage facility or transfer facility for the
             533      placement of high-level nuclear waste or greater than class C radioactive waste wholly or
             534      partially within the county are rejected.
             535          (c) A county may adopt the ordinance listed in Subsection (3)(b) at any time.
             536          (d) The county shall send a certified copy of the ordinance under Subsection (3)(b) to
             537      the executive director of the Department of Environmental Quality by certified mail within 30
             538      days of enactment.
             539          (e) If a county repeals an ordinance adopted pursuant to Subsection (3)(b) the county
             540      shall:
             541          (i) comply with Subsection (3)(a) as soon as reasonably possible; and
             542          (ii) send a certified copy of the repeal to the executive director of the Department of
             543      Environmental Quality by certified mail within 30 days after the repeal.
             544          (4) The plan may define the county's local customs, local culture, and the components
             545      necessary for the county's economic stability.
             546          (5) The county may determine the comprehensiveness, extent, and format of the
             547      general plan.
             548          Section 13. Section 17-27-301.5 is enacted to read:
             549          17-27-301.5. Notice of intent to prepare a general plan or amendments to a
             550      general plan in certain counties.
             551          (1) As used in this section:
             552          (a) (i) "Affected entity" means each county, municipality, independent special district
             553      under Title 17A, Chapter 2, Independent Special Districts, local district under Title 17B,
             554      Chapter 2, Local Districts, school district, interlocal cooperation entity established under Title


             555      11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, and specified public utility:
             556          (A) whose services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             557      modification because of an intended use of land; or
             558          (B) that has filed with the county a copy of the entity's general or long-range plan.
             559          (ii) "Affected entity" does not include the county that is required under this section to
             560      provide notice.
             561          (b) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
             562      telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             563          (2) Before preparing a proposed general plan or amendments to an existing general
             564      plan, each county of the first or second class shall provide written notice, as provided in this
             565      section, of its intent to prepare a proposed general plan or amendments to a general plan.
             566          (3) Each notice under Subsection (2) shall:
             567          (a) indicate that the county intends to prepare a general plan or amendments to a
             568      general plan, as the case may be;
             569          (b) describe or provide a map of the geographic area that will be affected by the general
             570      plan or amendments to a general plan;
             571          (c) be sent to:
             572          (i) each affected entity;
             573          (ii) the Automated Geographic Reference Center created in Section 63A-6-202 ;
             574          (iii) the association of governments, established pursuant to an interlocal agreement
             575      under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, of which the county is a member; and
             576          (iv) the state planning coordinator appointed under Section 63-38d-202 ;
             577          (d) with respect to the notice to affected entities, invite the affected entities to provide
             578      information for the county to consider in the process of preparing, adopting, and implementing
             579      a general plan or amendments to a general plan concerning:
             580          (i) impacts that the use of land proposed in the proposed general plan or amendments
             581      to a general plan may have on the affected entity; and
             582          (ii) uses of land within the county that the affected entity is planning or considering
             583      that may conflict with the proposed general plan or amendments to the general plan; and
             584          (e) include the address of an Internet website, if the county has one, and the name and
             585      telephone number of a person where more information can be obtained concerning the county's


             586      proposed general plan or amendments to a general plan.
             587          Section 14. Section 17-27-302 is amended to read:
             588           17-27-302. Plan preparation.
             589          (1) (a) [The] Subject to Section 17-27-301.5 , the planning commission shall make and
             590      recommend to the legislative body a proposed general plan for the area within the county.
             591          (b) (i) The plan may include planning for incorporated areas if, in the planning
             592      commission's judgment, they are related to the planning of the unincorporated territory or of
             593      the county as a whole.
             594          (ii) Elements of the county plan that address incorporated areas are not an official plan
             595      or part of a municipal plan for any municipality, unless it is adopted by the municipal planning
             596      commission and the governing body of the municipality.
             597          (2) The general plan, with the accompanying maps, plats, charts and descriptive and
             598      explanatory matter, shall show the planning commission's recommendations for the
             599      development of the territory covered by the plan, and may include, among other things:
             600          (a) a land use element that:
             601          (i) designates the proposed general distribution and location and extent of uses of land
             602      for housing, business, industry, agriculture, recreation, education, public buildings and
             603      grounds, open space, and other categories of public and private uses of land as appropriate; and
             604          (ii) may include a statement of the standards of population density and building
             605      intensity recommended for the various land use categories covered by the plan;
             606          (b) a transportation and circulation element consisting of the general location and
             607      extent of existing and proposed freeways, arterial and collector streets, mass transit, and any
             608      other modes of transportation that are appropriate, all correlated with the land use element of
             609      the plan;
             610          (c) an environmental element that addresses:
             611          (i) the protection, conservation, development, and use of natural resources, including
             612      the quality of air, forests, soils, rivers and other waters, harbors, fisheries, wildlife, minerals,
             613      and other natural resources; and
             614          (ii) the reclamation of land, flood control, prevention and control of the pollution of
             615      streams and other waters, regulation of the use of land on hillsides, stream channels and other
             616      environmentally sensitive areas, the prevention, control, and correction of the erosion of soils,


             617      protection of watersheds and wetlands, and the mapping of known geologic hazards;
             618          (d) a public services and facilities element showing general plans for sewage, waste
             619      disposal, drainage, local utilities, rights-of-way, easements, and facilities for them, police and
             620      fire protection, and other public services;
             621          (e) a rehabilitation, redevelopment, and conservation element consisting of plans and
             622      programs for:
             623          (i) historic preservation; and
             624          (ii) the elimination of blight and for redevelopment, including housing sites, business
             625      and industrial sites, and public building sites;
             626          (f) an economic element composed of appropriate studies and an economic
             627      development plan that may include review of county revenue and expenditures, revenue
             628      sources, identification of base and residentiary industry, primary and secondary market areas,
             629      employment, and retail sales activity;
             630          (g) recommendations for implementing the plan, including the use of zoning
             631      ordinances, subdivision ordinances, capital improvement plans, and other appropriate actions;
             632      [and]
             633          (h) provisions addressing any of the matters listed in Subsection 17-27-301 (2); and
             634          [(h)] (i) any other elements that the county considers appropriate.
             635          Section 15. Section 17-27-1001 is amended to read:
             636           17-27-1001. Appeals.
             637          (1) (a) No person may challenge in district court a county's land use decisions made
             638      under this chapter or under the regulation made under authority of this chapter until that person
             639      has exhausted all administrative remedies.
             640          (b) An appeal by another county or by a municipality, independent special district
             641      under Title 17A, Chapter 2, Independent Special Districts, local district under Title 17B,
             642      Chapter 2, Local Districts, school district, interlocal cooperation entity established under Title
             643      11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, or specified public utility, as defined in Section
             644      10-9-301.5 , of a county's land use decision that prevents the county, municipality, independent
             645      special district, local district, school district, interlocal cooperation entity, or specified public
             646      utility from pursuing its proposed use of land is not governed by this section but is governed by
             647      Title 11, Chapter 41, Facilities Dispute Resolution Commission.


             648          (2) (a) Any person adversely affected by any decision made in the exercise of or in
             649      violation of the provisions of this chapter may file a petition for review of the decision with the
             650      district court within 30 days after the local decision is rendered.
             651          (b) (i) The time under Subsection (2)(a) to file a petition is tolled from the date a
             652      property owner files a request for arbitration of a constitutional taking issue with the private
             653      property ombudsman under Section 63-34-13 until 30 days after:
             654          (A) the arbitrator issues a final award; or
             655          (B) the private property ombudsman issues a written statement under Subsection
             656      63-34-13 (4)(b) declining to arbitrate or to appoint an arbitrator.
             657          (ii) A tolling under Subsection (2)(b)(i) operates only as to the specific constitutional
             658      taking issues that are the subject of the request for arbitration filed with the private property
             659      ombudsman by a property owner.
             660          (iii) A request for arbitration filed with the private property ombudsman after the time
             661      under Subsection (2)(a) to file a petition has expired does not affect the time to file a petition.
             662          (3) (a) The courts shall:
             663          (i) presume that land use decisions and regulations are valid; and
             664          (ii) determine only whether or not the decision is arbitrary, capricious, or illegal.
             665          (b) A determination of illegality requires a determination that the decision violates a
             666      statute, ordinance, or existing law.
             667          Section 16. Section 17A-2-104 is enacted to read:
             668          17A-2-104. Notice before preparing a long-range plan or acquiring certain
             669      property.
             670          (1) As used in this section:
             671          (a) (i) "Affected entity" means each county, municipality, independent special district
             672      under this chapter, local district under Title 17B, Chapter 2, Local Districts, school district,
             673      interlocal cooperation entity established under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act,
             674      and specified public utility:
             675          (A) whose services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             676      modification because of an intended use of land; or
             677          (B) that has filed with the independent special district a copy of the general or
             678      long-range plan of the county, municipality, independent special district, local district, school


             679      district, interlocal cooperation entity, or specified public utility.
             680          (ii) "Affected entity" does not include the independent special district that is required
             681      under this section to provide notice.
             682          (b) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
             683      telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             684          (2) (a) If an independent special district under this chapter located in a county of the
             685      first or second class prepares a long-range plan regarding its facilities proposed for the future or
             686      amends an already existing long-range plan, the independent special district shall, before
             687      preparing a long-range plan or amendments to an existing long-range plan, provide written
             688      notice, as provided in this section, of its intent to prepare a long-range plan or to amend an
             689      existing long-range plan.
             690          (b) Each notice under Subsection (2) shall:
             691          (i) indicate that the independent special district intends to prepare a long-range plan or
             692      to amend a long-range plan, as the case may be;
             693          (ii) describe or provide a map of the geographic area that will be affected by the
             694      long-range plan or amendments to a long-range plan;
             695          (iii) be sent to:
             696          (A) each county in whose unincorporated area and each municipality in whose
             697      boundaries is located the land on which the proposed long-range plan or amendments to a
             698      long-range plan are expected to indicate that the proposed facilities will be located;
             699          (B) each affected entity;
             700          (C) the Automated Geographic Reference Center created in Section 63A-6-202 ;
             701          (D) each association of governments, established pursuant to an interlocal agreement
             702      under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, of which a county or municipality
             703      described in Subsection (2)(b)(iii)(A) is a member; and
             704          (E) the state planning coordinator appointed under Section 63-38d-202 ;
             705          (iv) with respect to the notice to counties and municipalities described in Subsection
             706      (2)(b)(iii)(A) and affected entities, invite them to provide information for the independent
             707      special district to consider in the process of preparing, adopting, and implementing the
             708      long-range plan or amendments to a long-range plan concerning:
             709          (A) impacts that the use of land proposed in the proposed long-range plan or


             710      amendments to a long-range plan may have on the county, municipality, or affected entity; and
             711          (B) uses of land that the county, municipality, or affected entity is planning or
             712      considering that may conflict with the proposed long-range plan or amendments to a long-range
             713      plan; and
             714          (v) include the address of an Internet website, if the independent special district has
             715      one, and the name and telephone number of a person where more information can be obtained
             716      concerning the independent special district's proposed long-range plan or amendments to a
             717      long-range plan.
             718          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(d), each independent special district
             719      intending to acquire real property for the purpose of expanding the district's infrastructure or
             720      other facilities used for providing the services that the district is authorized to provide shall
             721      provide written notice, as provided in this Subsection (3), of its intent to acquire the property if
             722      the intended use of the property is contrary to:
             723          (i) the anticipated use of the property under the county or municipality's general plan;
             724      or
             725          (ii) the property's current zoning designation.
             726          (b) Each notice under Subsection (3)(a) shall:
             727          (i) indicate that the independent special district intends to acquire real property;
             728          (ii) identify the real property; and
             729          (iii) be sent to:
             730          (A) each county in whose unincorporated area and each municipality in whose
             731      boundaries the property is located; and
             732          (B) each affected entity.
             733          (c) A notice under this Subsection (3) is a protected record as provided in Subsection
             734      63-2-304 (7).
             735          (d) (i) The notice requirement of Subsection (3)(a) does not apply if the independent
             736      special district previously provided notice under Subsection (2) identifying the general location
             737      within the municipality or unincorporated part of the county where the property to be acquired
             738      is located.
             739          (ii) If an independent special district is not required to comply with the notice
             740      requirement of Subsection (3)(a) because of application of Subsection (3)(d)(i), the


             741      independent special district shall provide the notice specified in Subsection (3)(a) as soon as
             742      practicable after its acquisition of the real property.
             743          Section 17. Section 17B-2-104 is enacted to read:
             744          17B-2-104. Notice before preparing a long-range plan or acquiring certain
             745      property.
             746          (1) As used in this section:
             747          (a) (i) "Affected entity" means each county, municipality, independent special district
             748      under this chapter, local district under this chapter, school district, interlocal cooperation entity
             749      established under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, and specified public utility:
             750          (A) whose services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             751      modification because of an intended use of land; or
             752          (B) that has filed with the local district a copy of the general or long-range plan of the
             753      county, municipality, independent special district, local district, school district, interlocal
             754      cooperation entity, or specified public utility.
             755          (ii) "Affected entity" does not include the local district that is required under this
             756      section to provide notice.
             757          (b) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
             758      telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             759          (2) (a) If a local district under this chapter located in a county of the first or second
             760      class prepares a long-range plan regarding its facilities proposed for the future or amends an
             761      already existing long-range plan, the local district shall, before preparing a long-range plan or
             762      amendments to an existing long-range plan, provide written notice, as provided in this section,
             763      of its intent to prepare a long-range plan or to amend an existing long-range plan.
             764          (b) Each notice under Subsection (2)(a) shall:
             765          (i) indicate that the local district intends to prepare a long-range plan or to amend a
             766      long-range plan, as the case may be;
             767          (ii) describe or provide a map of the geographic area that will be affected by the
             768      long-range plan or amendments to a long-range plan;
             769          (iii) be sent to:
             770          (A) each county in whose unincorporated area and each municipality in whose
             771      boundaries is located the land on which the proposed long-range plan or amendments to a


             772      long-range plan are expected to indicate that the proposed facilities will be located;
             773          (B) each affected entity;
             774          (C) the Automated Geographic Reference Center created in Section 63A-6-202 ;
             775          (D) each association of governments, established pursuant to an interlocal agreement
             776      under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, of which a county or municipality
             777      described in Subsection (2)(b)(iii)(A) is a member; and
             778          (E) the state planning coordinator appointed under Section 63-38d-202 ;
             779          (iv) with respect to the notice to counties and municipalities described in Subsection
             780      (2)(b)(iii)(A) and affected entities, invite them to provide information for the local district to
             781      consider in the process of preparing, adopting, and implementing the long-range plan or
             782      amendments to a long-range plan concerning:
             783          (A) impacts that the use of land proposed in the proposed long-range plan or
             784      amendments to a long-range plan may have on the county, municipality, or affected entity; and
             785          (B) uses of land that the county, municipality, or affected entity is planning or
             786      considering that may conflict with the proposed long-range plan or amendments to a long-range
             787      plan; and
             788          (v) include the address of an Internet website, if the local district has one, and the name
             789      and telephone number of a person where more information can be obtained concerning the
             790      local district's proposed long-range plan or amendments to a long-range plan.
             791          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(d), each local district intending to acquire
             792      real property for the purpose of expanding the district's infrastructure or other facilities used for
             793      providing the services that the district is authorized to provide shall provide written notice, as
             794      provided in this Subsection (3), of its intent to acquire the property if the intended use of the
             795      property is contrary to:
             796          (i) the anticipated use of the property under the county or municipality's general plan;
             797      or
             798          (ii) the property's current zoning designation.
             799          (b) Each notice under Subsection (3)(a) shall:
             800          (i) indicate that the local district intends to acquire real property;
             801          (ii) identify the real property; and
             802          (iii) be sent to:


             803          (A) each county in whose unincorporated area and each municipality in whose
             804      boundaries the property is located; and
             805          (B) each affected entity.
             806          (c) A notice under this Subsection (3) is a protected record as provided in Subsection
             807      63-2-304 (7).
             808          (d) (i) The notice requirement of Subsection (3)(a) does not apply if the local district
             809      previously provided notice under Subsection (2) identifying the general location within the
             810      municipality or unincorporated part of the county where the property to be acquired is located.
             811          (ii) If a local district is not required to comply with the notice requirement of
             812      Subsection (3)(a) because of application of Subsection (3)(d)(i), the local district shall provide
             813      the notice specified in Subsection (3)(a) as soon as practicable after its acquisition of the real
             814      property.
             815          Section 18. Section 53A-2-123 is enacted to read:
             816          53A-2-123. Notice before preparing or amending a long-range plan or acquiring
             817      certain property.
             818          (1) As used in this section:
             819          (a) "Affected entity" means each county, municipality, independent special district
             820      under Title 17A, Chapter 2, Independent Special Districts, local district under Title 17B,
             821      Chapter 2, Local Districts, interlocal cooperation entity established under Title 11, Chapter 13,
             822      Interlocal Cooperation Act, and specified public utility:
             823          (i) whose services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             824      modification because of an intended use of land; or
             825          (ii) that has filed with the school district a copy of the general or long-range plan of the
             826      county, municipality, independent special district, local district, school district, interlocal
             827      cooperation entity, or specified public utility.
             828          (b) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
             829      telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             830          (2) (a) If a school district located in a county of the first or second class prepares a
             831      long-range plan regarding its facilities proposed for the future or amends an already existing
             832      long-range plan, the school district shall, before preparing a long-range plan or amendments to
             833      an existing long-range plan, provide written notice, as provided in this section, of its intent to


             834      prepare a long-range plan or to amend an existing long-range plan.
             835          (b) Each notice under Subsection (2)(a) shall:
             836          (i) indicate that the school district intends to prepare a long-range plan or to amend a
             837      long-range plan, as the case may be;
             838          (ii) describe or provide a map of the geographic area that will be affected by the
             839      long-range plan or amendments to a long-range plan;
             840          (iii) be sent to:
             841          (A) each county in whose unincorporated area and each municipality in whose
             842      boundaries is located the land on which the proposed long-range plan or amendments to a
             843      long-range plan are expected to indicate that the proposed facilities will be located;
             844          (B) each affected entity;
             845          (C) the Automated Geographic Reference Center created in Section 63A-6-202 ;
             846          (D) each association of governments, established pursuant to an interlocal agreement
             847      under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, of which a county or municipality
             848      described in Subsection (2)(b)(iii)(A) is a member; and
             849          (E) the state planning coordinator appointed under Section 63-38d-202 ;
             850          (iv) with respect to the notice to counties and municipalities described in Subsection
             851      (2)(b)(iii)(A) and affected entities, invite them to provide information for the school district to
             852      consider in the process of preparing, adopting, and implementing the long-range plan or
             853      amendments to a long-range plan concerning:
             854          (A) impacts that the use of land proposed in the proposed long-range plan or
             855      amendments to a long-range plan may have on the county, municipality, or affected entity; and
             856          (B) uses of land that the county, municipality, or affected entity is planning or
             857      considering that may conflict with the proposed long-range plan or amendments to a long-range
             858      plan; and
             859          (v) include the address of an Internet website, if the school district has one, and the
             860      name and telephone number of a person where more information can be obtained concerning
             861      the school district's proposed long-range plan or amendments to a long-range plan.
             862          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(d), each school district intending to
             863      acquire real property for the purpose of expanding the district's infrastructure or other facilities
             864      shall provide written notice, as provided in this Subsection (3), of its intent to acquire the


             865      property if the intended use of the property is contrary to:
             866          (i) the anticipated use of the property under the county or municipality's general plan;
             867      or
             868          (ii) the property's current zoning designation.
             869          (b) Each notice under Subsection (3)(a) shall:
             870          (i) indicate that the school district intends to acquire real property;
             871          (ii) identify the real property; and
             872          (iii) be sent to:
             873          (A) each county in whose unincorporated area and each municipality in whose
             874      boundaries the property is located; and
             875          (B) each affected entity.
             876          (c) A notice under this Subsection (3) is a protected record as provided in Subsection
             877      63-2-304 (7).
             878          (d) (i) The notice requirement of Subsection (3)(a) does not apply if the school district
             879      previously provided notice under Subsection (2) identifying the general location within the
             880      municipality or unincorporated part of the county where the property to be acquired is located.
             881          (ii) If a school district is not required to comply with the notice requirement of
             882      Subsection (3)(a) because of application of Subsection (3)(d)(i), the school district shall
             883      provide the notice specified in Subsection (3)(a) as soon as practicable after its acquisition of
             884      the real property.
             885          Section 19. Section 54-3-27 is enacted to read:
             886          54-3-27. Notice required of certain public utilities before preparing a long-range
             887      plan or acquiring certain property.
             888          (1) As used in this section:
             889          (a) (i) "Affected entity" means each county, municipality, independent special district
             890      under Title 17A, Chapter 2, Independent Special Districts, local district under Title 17B,
             891      Chapter 2, Local Districts, school district, interlocal cooperation entity established under Title
             892      11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, and specified public utility:
             893          (A) whose services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             894      modification because of expected uses of land under a proposed long-range plan or under
             895      proposed amendments to a long-range plan; or


             896          (B) that has filed with the specified public utility a copy of the general or long-range
             897      plan of the county, municipality, independent special district, local district, school district,
             898      interlocal cooperation entity, or specified public utility.
             899          (ii) "Affected entity" does not include the specified public utility that is required under
             900      Subsection (2) to provide notice.
             901          (b) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or
             902      telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             903          (2) (a) If a specified public utility prepares a long-range plan regarding its facilities
             904      proposed for the future in a county of the first or second class or amends an already existing
             905      long-range plan, the specified public utility shall, before preparing a long-range plan or
             906      amendments to an existing long-range plan, provide written notice, as provided in this section,
             907      of its intent to prepare a long-range plan or to amend an existing long-range plan.
             908          (b) Each notice under Subsection (2) shall:
             909          (i) indicate that the specified public utility intends to prepare a long-range plan or to
             910      amend a long-range plan, as the case may be;
             911          (ii) describe or provide a map of the geographic area that will be affected by the
             912      long-range plan or amendments to a long-range plan;
             913          (iii) be sent to:
             914          (A) each county in whose unincorporated area and each municipality in whose
             915      boundaries is located the land on which the proposed long-range plan or amendments to a
             916      long-range plan are expected to indicate that the proposed facilities will be located;
             917          (B) each affected entity;
             918          (C) the Automated Geographic Reference Center created in Section 63A-6-202 ;
             919          (D) each association of governments, established pursuant to an interlocal agreement
             920      under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, of which a county or municipality
             921      described in Subsection (2)(b)(iii)(A) is a member; and
             922          (E) the state planning coordinator appointed under Section 63-38d-202 ;
             923          (iv) with respect to the notice to counties and municipalities described in Subsection
             924      (2)(b)(iii)(A) and affected entities, invite them to provide information for the specified public
             925      utility to consider in the process of preparing, adopting, and implementing the long-range plan
             926      or amendments to a long-range plan concerning:


             927          (A) impacts that the use of land proposed in the proposed long-range plan or
             928      amendments to a long-range plan may have on the county, municipality, or affected entity; and
             929          (B) uses of land that the county, municipality, or affected entity is planning or
             930      considering that may conflict with the proposed long-range plan or amendments to a long-range
             931      plan; and
             932          (v) include the address of an Internet website, if the specified public utility has one, and
             933      the name and telephone number of a person where more information can be obtained
             934      concerning the specified public utility's proposed long-range plan or amendments to a
             935      long-range plan.
             936          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(d), each specified public utility intending
             937      to acquire real property for the purpose of expanding its infrastructure or other facilities used
             938      for providing the services that the specified public utility is authorized to provide shall provide
             939      written notice, as provided in this Subsection (3), of its intent to acquire the property if the
             940      intended use of the property is contrary to:
             941          (i) the anticipated use of the property under the county or municipality's general plan;
             942      or
             943          (ii) the property's current zoning designation.
             944          (b) Each notice under Subsection (3)(a) shall:
             945          (i) indicate that the specified public utility intends to acquire real property;
             946          (ii) identify the real property; and
             947          (iii) be sent to:
             948          (A) each county in whose unincorporated area and each municipality in whose
             949      boundaries the property is located; and
             950          (B) each affected entity.
             951          (c) A notice under this Subsection (3) is a protected record as provided in Subsection
             952      63-2-304 (7).
             953          (d) (i) The notice requirement of Subsection (3)(a) does not apply if the specified
             954      public utility previously provided notice under Subsection (2) identifying the general location
             955      within the municipality or unincorporated part of the county where the property to be acquired
             956      is located.
             957          (ii) If a specified public utility is not required to comply with the notice requirement of


             958      Subsection (3)(a) because of application of Subsection (3)(d)(i), the specified public utility
             959      shall provide the notice specified in Subsection (3)(a) as soon as practicable after its acquisition
             960      of the real property.




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