1st Sub. S.B. 268
         PROPERTY RIGHTS OMBUDSMAN

senate floor Amendments

Amendment 1 February 21, 2006 10:44 am



Senator L. Alma Mansell proposes the following amendments:

1.    Page 2, Line 36 :    

             36          13-42-206, Utah Code Annotated 1953
  REPEALS:

    63-34-13, as last amended by Chapters 90 and 223, Laws of Utah 2004  


2.    Page 3, Lines 58 through 67 :    

             58          13-42-201. Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman.
             59          (1) There is created an Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman in the Department of
             60      Commerce.
             61          (2) The executive director of the Department of Commerce, with the concurrence of
             62      the Land Use and Eminent Domain Advisory Board created in Section 13-42-202 , shall appoint
             63     
{   an attorney   }        attorneys       with background or expertise in takings, eminent domain, and land use law to fill

             64
{  
     the position   }
  legal positions within the Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman       .

             65          (3) The person appointed under this section is an exempt employee.
             66          (4)
{   Subject to Subsection 13-42-202 (8), the executive director of the Department of

             67      Commerce may hire attorneys, clerks, interns, or other personnel to assist the appointee  
}
  An attorney appointed under this section is an at-will employee who may be terminated without cause by:

    (a) the executive director of the Department of Commerce; or
    (b) an action of the Land Use and Eminent Domain Advisory Board  
.


3.    Page 3, Lines 71 through 74 :    

             71          (1) There is created the Land Use and Eminent Domain Advisory Board, within the
             72      Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman, consisting of
  the following seven members       :

             73          (a) one individual representing
{   professional planners   }        special service districts       , nominated by the Utah      {   Chapter

             74      of the American Planning Association  
}
  Association of Special Districts       ;


4.    Page 3, Lines 83 through 84 :    

             83          (f) one individual representing the land development community, nominated by
{   Utah

             84      farm organizations  
}
  the Utah Property Rights Coalition       ; and



5.    Page 4, Line 88 :    

             88          (iii) is not currently employed, nor has been employed in the previous
{   twelve   }        12       months,


6.    Page 4, Line 114 through Page 5, Line 119 :    

             114          
{   (8) (a) The board shall advise the Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman on the

             115      conduct of his office and the performance of its duties.
             116          (b) The Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman and attorneys working in the Office
             117      of the Property Rights Ombudsman serve at the pleasure of the board.
             118          (c) The Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman and attorneys working in the Office
             119      of the Property Rights Ombudsman may not be removed without the concurrence of the board.  
}
  (8) The board shall:

    (a) receive reports from the Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman that are requested by the board;
    (b) establish rules of conduct and performance for the Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman;
    (c) receive donations or contributions from any source for the Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman's benefit;
    (d) subject to any restriction placed on a donation or contribution received under Subsection (c), authorize the expenditure of donations or contributions for the Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman's benefit;
    (e) receive budget recommendations from the Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman; and
    (f) revise budget recommendations received under Subsection (e).  


7.    Page 6, Line 146 :    

             146      third
{   -   } party rendering an advisory opinion under Section 13-42-205 or 13-42-206 , may be


8.    Page 9, Line 252
    a.Senate Committee Amendments
    b.2-15-2006 :
    

             252          (1) A request for an advisory opinion under
  Section       13-42-205 shall be:


9.    Page 9, Line 254
    a.Senate Committee Amendments
    b.2-15-2006 :
    

             254          (b) accompanied by a filing fee of $150
{   .00   } .


10.    Page 9, Line 269
    a.Senate Committee Amendments


    b.2-15-2006 :
    

             269      pursuant to
{   subsections   }        Subsections       (4) and (5), the Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman shall appoint


11.    Page 10, Line 274 :    

             274          (8) The neutral third party shall comply with the provisions of Section
{   78-31c-109   }        78-31a- 109       , and


12.    Page 10, Lines 301 through 303
    Senate Committee Amendments
    2-15-2006 :
    

             301          (13) Unless filed by the local government, a request for an advisory opinion under
             302      Section 13-42-205 does not stay the progress of a land use application, or the effect of a land
             303      use decision.
      Section 9. Repealer.

    This bill repeals:
    Section 63-34-13, Property rights ombudsman -- Powers -- Arbitration procedures.  


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