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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the Municipal Code and the Health Code by amending provisions
10 related to emergency medical services provided by municipalities.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . requires a municipality that intends to annex a geographic service area and provide
14 emergency medical services to that area to certify to the Department of Health that
15 the municipality can meet current emergency medical service levels;
16 . requires the Department of Health to amend a municipality's license for emergency
17 medical services to include the annexed area after final approval of the annexation;
19 . makes technical amendments.
20 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
22 Other Special Clauses:
24 Utah Code Sections Affected:
26 10-2-425, as last amended by Chapters 257 and 297, Laws of Utah 2003
27 26-8a-414, as last amended by Chapter 86, Laws of Utah 2000
29 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
30 Section 1. Section 10-2-425 is amended to read:
31 10-2-425. Filing of plat or map and amended articles -- Notice requirements --
32 Effective date of annexation.
33 (1) (a) Within 30 days after enacting an ordinance annexing an unincorporated area or
34 adjusting a boundary under this part, the municipal legislative body shall:
35 (i) send notice of the enactment to each affected entity;
36 (ii) record with the county recorder a certified copy of the ordinance approving the
37 annexation or boundary adjustment, together with a plat or map prepared by a licensed
38 surveyor and approved by the municipal legislative body, showing the new boundaries of the
39 affected area; [
40 (iii) file with the lieutenant governor:
41 (A) if the municipality has articles of incorporation, amended articles of incorporation
42 reflecting the annexation or boundary adjustment, as provided in Section 10-1-117 ; or
43 (B) if the municipality does not have articles of incorporation, written notice of the
44 adoption of an annexation ordinance, accompanied by a copy of the ordinance[
45 (iv) in accordance with Section 26-8a-414 , file the documents described in Subsection
46 (1)(a)(ii) with the Department of Health.
47 (b) Within ten days after receiving a notice of the adoption of an annexation ordinance
48 under Subsection (1)(a)(iii)(B), the lieutenant governor shall issue a certificate of annexation
49 and send a copy of the certificate to the legislative body of the annexing municipality, the State
50 Tax Commission, the state auditor, and the assessor and recorder of each county in which any
51 part of the annexed area is located.
52 (2) If an annexation or boundary adjustment under this part also causes an automatic
53 annexation to a local district under Section 17B-2-515.5 or an automatic withdrawal from a
54 local district under Subsection 17B-2-601 (2), the municipal legislative body shall, as soon as
55 practicable after enacting an ordinance annexing an unincorporated area or adjusting a
56 boundary, send notice of the annexation or boundary adjustment to the local district to which
57 the annexed area is automatically annexed or from which the annexed area is automatically
59 (3) The municipal legislative body shall comply with the notice requirements of
60 Section 10-1-116 .
61 (4) Each notice required under Subsections (1) and (3) relating to an annexation shall
62 state the effective date of the annexation, as determined under Subsection (5).
63 (5) An annexation under this part is completed and takes effect:
64 (a) for the annexation of an area located in a county of the first class:
65 (i) July 1 following enactment of an ordinance annexing the unincorporated area if:
66 (A) the ordinance is adopted during the preceding November 1 through April 30; and
67 (B) the requirements of Subsection (1) are met before that July 1; or
68 (ii) January 1 following enactment of an ordinance annexing the unincorporated area if:
69 (A) the ordinance is adopted during the preceding May 1 through October 31; and
70 (B) the requirements of Subsection (1) are met before that January 1; and
71 (b) for all other annexations, the date of the lieutenant governor's issuance of:
72 (i) a certification of amended articles under Subsection 10-1-117 (3), for an annexation
73 by a municipality that has articles of incorporation and filed with the lieutenant governor
74 amended articles of incorporation under Subsection (1)(a)(iii)(A); or
75 (ii) a certificate of annexation under Subsection (1)(b), for an annexation by a
76 municipality that does not have articles of incorporation and filed with the lieutenant governor
77 a notice of adoption of an annexation ordinance under Subsection (1)(a)(iii)(B).
78 Section 2. Section 26-8a-414 is amended to read:
79 26-8a-414. Annexations.
80 (1) [
81 the municipality [
82 that [
83 (a) included in a petition for annexation under Title 10, Chapter 2, Part 4, Annexation;
85 (b) currently serviced by another provider licensed under this chapter.
86 (2) (a) (i) At least 45 days prior to approving a petition for annexation, the municipality
91 can meet or exceed the current level of service provided by the existing licensee for the
92 annexed area by meeting the requirements of Subsections (2)(b)(ii)(A) through (D); and
93 (ii) no later than three business days after the municipality files a petition for
94 annexation in accordance with Section 10-2-403 , provide written notice of the petition for
95 annexation to:
96 (A) the existing licensee providing service to the area included in the petition of
97 annexation; and
98 (B) the department.
111 (b) (i) After receiving a certification under Subsection (2)(a), but prior to the
112 municipality approving a petition for annexation, the department may audit the municipality
113 only to verify the requirements of Subsections (2)(b)(ii)(A) through (D).
114 (ii) If the department elects to conduct an audit, the department shall make a finding
115 that the municipality can meet or exceed the current level of service provided by the existing
116 licensee for the annexed area if the department finds that the municipality has or will have by
117 the time of the approval of the annexation:
118 (A) adequate trained personnel to deliver basic and advanced life support services;
119 (B) adequate apparatus and equipment to deliver emergency medical services;
120 (C) adequate funding for personnel and equipment; and
121 (D) appropriate medical controls, such as a medical director and base hospital.
122 (iii) The department shall submit the results of the audit in writing to the municipal
123 legislative body.
124 (3) (a) If the department audit finds that the municipality meets the requirements of
125 Subsection (2)(b)(ii), the department shall issue an amended license to the municipality and all
126 other affected licensees to reflect the municipality's new boundaries after the department
127 receives notice of the approval of the petition for annexation from the municipality in
128 accordance with Section 10-2-425 .
129 (b) (i) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection 63-46b-1 (2)(k), if the department
130 audit finds that the municipality fails to meet the requirements of Subsection (2)(b)(ii), the
131 municipality may request an adjudicative proceeding under the provisions of Title 63, Chapter
132 46b, Administrative Procedures Act. The municipality may approve the petition for annexation
133 while an adjudicative proceeding requested under this Subsection (3)(b)(i) is pending.
134 (ii) The department shall conduct an adjudicative proceeding when requested under
135 Subsection (3)(b)(i).
136 (iii) Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 26-8a-404 through 26-8a-409 , in any
137 adjudicative proceeding held under the provisions of Subsection (3)(b)(i), the department bears
138 the burden of establishing that the municipality cannot, by the time of the approval of the
139 annexation, meet the requirements of Subsection (2)(b)(ii).
140 (c) If, at the time of the approval of the annexation, an adjudicative proceeding is
141 pending under the provisions of Subsection (3)(b)(i), the department shall issue amended
142 licenses if the municipality prevails in the adjudicative proceeding.
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-3-03 12:55 PM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.