20A-11-1203. Public entity prohibited from expending public funds on certain electoral matters.
Unless specifically required by law, and except as provided in Section 20A-11-1206, a public entity may not make an expenditure from public funds for political purposes or to influence a ballot proposition.
Terms Used In Utah Code 20A-11-1203
Ballot: includes ballot sheets, paper ballots, electronic ballots, and secrecy envelopes. See Utah Code 20A-1-102
Ballot proposition: means constitutional amendments, initiatives, referenda, judicial retention questions, opinion questions, bond approvals, or other questions submitted to the voters for their approval or rejection. See Utah Code 20A-11-1202
a purchase, payment, donation, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, gift of money, or anything of value;
an express, legally enforceable contract, promise, or agreement to make any purchase, payment, donation, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, gift of money, or anything of value;
a transfer of funds between a public entity and a candidate's personal campaign committee;
a transfer of funds between a public entity and a political issues committee; or
goods or services provided to or for the benefit of a candidate, a candidate's personal campaign committee, or a political issues committee for political purposes at less than fair market value. See Utah Code 20A-11-1202
Public entity: includes the state, each state agency, each county, municipality, school district, local district, governmental interlocal cooperation agency, and each administrative subunit of each of them. See Utah Code 20A-11-1202
Public funds: means any money received by a public entity from appropriations, taxes, fees, interest, or other returns on investment. See Utah Code 20A-11-1202
A violation of this section does not invalidate an otherwise valid election.