53-2a-203.  Definitions.
     As used in this part:

(1)  “Chief executive officer” means:

Terms Used In Utah Code 53-2a-203

  • Chief executive officer: means :
(a) for a municipality:
(i) the mayor for a municipality operating under all forms of municipal government except the council-manager form of government; or
(ii) the city manager for a municipality operating under the council-manager form of government;
(b) for a county:
(i) the chair of the county commission for a county operating under the county commission or expanded county commission form of government;
(ii) the county executive officer for a county operating under the county-executive council form of government; or
(iii) the county manager for a county operating under the council-manager form of government; or
(c) for a special service district:
(i) the chief executive officer of the county or municipality that created the special service district if authority has not been delegated to an administrative control board as provided in Section 17D-1-301;
(ii) the chair of the administrative control board to which authority has been delegated as provided in Section 17D-1-301; or
(iii) the general manager or other officer or employee to whom authority has been delegated by the governing body of the special service district as provided in Section 17D-1-301; or
(d) for a local district:
(i) the chair of the board of trustees selected as provided in Section 17B-1-309; or
(ii) the general manager or other officer or employee to whom authority has been delegated by the board of trustees. See Utah Code 53-2a-203
  • City: includes , depending on population, a metro township as defined in Section 10-3c-102. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • County executive: means :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Disaster: means an event that:
    (a) causes, or threatens to cause, loss of life, human suffering, public or private property damage, or economic or social disruption resulting from attack, internal disturbance, natural phenomena, or technological hazard; and
    (b) requires resources that are beyond the scope of local agencies in routine responses to emergencies and accidents and may be of a magnitude or involve unusual circumstances that require response by government, not-for-profit, or private entities. See Utah Code 53-2a-102
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Municipality: means the same as that term is defined in Section 10-1-104. See Utah Code 53-2a-102
  • Political subdivision: means a municipality, county, special service district, or local district. See Utah Code 53-2a-203
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes a state, district, or territory of the United States. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • (a)  for a municipality:

    (i)  the mayor for a municipality operating under all forms of municipal government except the council-manager form of government; or

    (ii)  the city manager for a municipality operating under the council-manager form of government;

    (b)  for a county:

    (i)  the chair of the county commission for a county operating under the county commission or expanded county commission form of government;

    (ii)  the county executive officer for a county operating under the county-executive council form of government; or

    (iii)  the county manager for a county operating under the council-manager form of government; or

    (c)  for a special service district:

    (i)  the chief executive officer of the county or municipality that created the special service district if authority has not been delegated to an administrative control board as provided in Section 17D-1-301;

    (ii)  the chair of the administrative control board to which authority has been delegated as provided in Section 17D-1-301; or

    (iii)  the general manager or other officer or employee to whom authority has been delegated by the governing body of the special service district as provided in Section 17D-1-301; or

    (d)  for a local district:

    (i)  the chair of the board of trustees selected as provided in Section 17B-1-309; or

    (ii)  the general manager or other officer or employee to whom authority has been delegated by the board of trustees.
  • (2)  “Local emergency” means a condition in any municipality or county of the state which requires that emergency assistance be provided by the affected municipality or county or another political subdivision to save lives and protect property within its jurisdiction in response to a disaster, or to avoid or reduce the threat of a disaster.

    (3)  “Political subdivision” means a municipality, county, special service district, or local district.

    Amended by Chapter 136, 2019 General Session