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Utah Code 20A-11-1203. Public entity prohibited from expending public funds on certain electoral matters

Utah Code > Title 20A > Chapter 11 > § 20A-11-1203 - Public entity prohibited from expending public funds on certain electoral matters


Current as of: 2010

     (1) Unless specifically required by law, a public entity may not make an expenditure from public funds for political purposes or to influence a ballot proposition.
     (2) Nothing in this chapter prohibits a public official from speaking, campaigning, contributing personal money, or otherwise exercising the public official's individual First Amendment rights for political purposes.
     (3) Nothing in this chapter prohibits a public entity from providing factual information about a ballot proposition to the public, so long as the information grants equal access to both the opponents and proponents of the ballot proposition.
     (4) Nothing in this chapter prohibits a public entity from the neutral encouragement of voters to vote.
     (5) Nothing in this chapter prohibits a public entity from preparing information analyzing the pros and cons of a ballot proposition when requested to do so by the public entity's governing body.
     (6) Nothing in this chapter prohibits an elected official from campaigning or advocating for or against a ballot proposition.
     (7) A violation of this section does not invalidate an otherwise valid election.
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