UAC Legislative Advocacy

UAC advocates for all of Utah’s 29 counties at the state and federal levels. The legislative process dramatically impacts county operations and funding. It is extremely important for the Utah Association of Counties to work closely with the Utah state legislature, state & federal agencies, cities & towns, and all others who influence policy in a way that affects how local governments operate and obtain critical funding.

Although the legislature meets for a brief 45-day session each January – March, it is a continual year long process that requires extensive research, monitoring, and constant communication with legislators. We work closely with our membership to draft legislation based upon resolutions or concepts our members believe will improve the county governance process. Our legislative team has spent years building vital relationships on behalf of counties and year after year we have a very high success rate of passing prioritized bills, obtaining substantial appropriations, and defeating harmful policy.

Our primary goals are to:

  • Enhance county code.
  • Safeguard our counties and their ability to self-govern.
  • Obtain critical funding needed to perform state services on a local level.

UAC legislative advocacy is an essential service provided to our membership. Under the direction of our county elected officials, we determine policy positions and create resolutions which are passed by a majority vote of our membership. Below is more information explaining the process and an archive of past legislative work.

 

August Legislative Interim Agendas 2019

County Tax Modernization and Restructuring Documents

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Draft Policies for H.B. 163 Second Substitute — Offenses Against the Administration of Government Amendments (Rep. Hall, C.)

Model Policy 2019-06-11 FINAL AUTHORIZED PERSONAL USE OF PUBLIC PROPERTY MODEL POLICY

District Personal Use Draft District_Personal_Use_Draft

Interlocal Draft Interlocal_Draft

Large County Draft Large_County_Draft

Medium County Draft Medium_County_Draft

Medium County Draft #2 Medium_County_Draft_2

Option 1 Personal Use Draft Opt 1 Personal Use of Public Property Policy

Option 2 Personal Use Draft Opt 2 Personal Use of Public Property Policy

Piute County Draft PIUTE.PublicPropertyUsePolicy

UAC Legislative Team

 

Lincoln Shurtz
Director of Government Affairs
lincoln@uacnet.org

 

Elizabeth Klc
Operations and Planning Coordinator
elizabeth@uacnet.org

Bryan Rodgers
Governmental Relations Coordinator
bryan@uacnet.org