Part 1 General Provisions 17-52a-101 – 17-52a-104
Part 2 Forms of County Government 17-52a-201 – 17-52a-204
Part 3 Procedure for Initiating Adoption of Optional Plan 17-52a-301 – 17-52a-305
Part 4 Study Committee and Optional Plan 17-52a-402 – 17-52a-406
Part 5 Adoption and Implementation of Optional Plan 17-52a-501 – 17-52a-505

Terms Used In Utah Code > Title 17 > Chapter 52a

  • Agricultural tourism activity: means the same as that term is defined in Section 78B-4-512. See Utah Code 26-15b-102
  • Agritourism: means the same as that term is defined in Section 78B-4-512. See Utah Code 26-15b-102
  • Agritourism food establishment: means a non-commercial kitchen facility where food is handled, stored, or prepared to be offered for sale on a farm in connection with an agricultural tourism activity. See Utah Code 26-15b-102
  • Agritourism food establishment permit: means a permit issued by a local health department to the operator for the purposes of operating an agritourism food establishment. See Utah Code 26-15b-102
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • board of directors: means the body authorized to manage the affairs of a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation. See Utah Code 16-6a-102
  • Bylaws: includes :
    (i) amended bylaws; and
    (ii) restated bylaws. See Utah Code 16-6a-102
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • County: means a unit of local government that is a body corporate and politic and a legal subdivision of the state, with geographic boundaries as described in Section 17-50-104, and powers as provided in Part 3, County Powers. See Utah Code 17-50-101
  • County executive: means :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • County legislative body: means :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Deliver: includes delivery by mail or another means of transmission authorized by Section 16-6a-103, except that delivery to the division means actual receipt by the division. See Utah Code 16-6a-102
  • Department: means the Department of Health created in Section 26-1-4. See Utah Code 26-1-2
  • Director: means a member of the board of directors. See Utah Code 16-6a-102
  • Division: means the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code. See Utah Code 16-6a-102
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Executive: when used to describe the powers, duties, or functions of a person or body elected as the county executive or a person appointed as the county manager or administrative officer, refers to:
    (a) the power and duty to carry laws and ordinances into effect and secure their due observance; and
    (b) those powers, duties, and functions that, under constitutional and statutory provisions and through long usage and accepted practice and custom at the federal and state level, have come to be regarded as belonging to the executive branch of government. See Utah Code 17-50-101
  • Farm: means a working farm, ranch, or other commercial agricultural, aquacultural, horticultural, or forestry operation. See Utah Code 26-15b-102
  • Food: means :
    (a) a raw, cooked, or processed edible substance, ice, nonalcoholic beverage, or ingredient used or intended for use or for sale, in whole or in part, for human consumption; or
    (b) chewing gum. See Utah Code 26-15b-102
  • Food handler: includes :
    (i) owners, supervisors, and management persons, and any other person working in a food-service establishment; or
    (ii) an operator or person:
    (A) employed by one who handles food dispensed through vending machines;
    (B) who comes into contact with food contact surfaces or containers, equipment, utensils, or packaging materials used in connection with vending machine operations; or
    (C) who otherwise services or maintains one or more vending machines. See Utah Code 26-15-1
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: includes a person who:Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Highway: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • 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.
  • Legislative: when used to describe the powers, duties, or functions of a county commission or council, refers to:
    (a) the power and duty to enact ordinances, levy taxes, and establish budgets; and
    (b) those powers, duties, and functions that, under constitutional and statutory provisions and through long usage and accepted practice and custom at the federal and state level, have come to be regarded as belonging to the legislative branch of government. See Utah Code 17-50-101
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Local health department: means the same as that term is defined in Section 26A-1-102. See Utah Code 26-15b-102
  • Notice: means the same as that term is defined in Section 16-6a-103. See Utah Code 16-6a-102
  • Operator: means a person who owns, manages, or controls, or who has the duty to manage or control, the farm. See Utah Code 26-15b-102
  • Optional plan: means a plan establishing an alternate form of government for a county as provided in Section 17-52a-404. See Utah Code 17-52a-102
  • Person: means an:
    (a) individual; or
    (b) entity. See Utah Code 16-6a-102
  • Person: means :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Principal office: means :
    (a) the office, in or out of this state, designated by a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation as its principal office in the most recent document on file with the division providing that information, including:
    (i) an annual report;
    (ii) an application for a certificate of authority; or
    (iii) a notice of change of principal office; or
    (b) if no principal office can be determined, a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation's registered office. See Utah Code 16-6a-102
  • Proceeding: includes :
    (a) a civil suit;
    (b) arbitration;
    (c) mediation;
    (d) a criminal action;
    (e) an administrative action; or
    (f) an investigatory action. See Utah Code 16-6a-102
  • Process: means a writ or summons issued in the course of a judicial proceeding. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Registered office: means the office within this state designated by a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation as its registered office in the most recent document on file with the division providing that information, including:
    (a) articles of incorporation;
    (b) an application for a certificate of authority; or
    (c) a notice of change of registered office. See Utah Code 16-6a-102
  • Secretary: means the corporate officer to whom the bylaws or the board of directors delegates responsibility under Subsection 16-6a-818(3) for:
    (a) the preparation and maintenance of:
    (i) minutes of the meetings of:
    (A) the board of directors; or
    (B) the members; and
    (ii) the other records and information required to be kept by the nonprofit corporation pursuant to Section 16-6a-1601; and
    (b) authenticating records of the nonprofit corporation. See Utah Code 16-6a-102
  • Signature: includes a name, mark, or sign written with the intent to authenticate an instrument or writing. 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
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Study committee: means the committee that has five members appointed and charged with the duties as provided in Section 17-52a-403. See Utah Code 17-52a-102
  • Town: includes , depending on population, a metro township as defined in Section 10-3c-102. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Vote: includes authorization by:
    (a) written ballot; and
    (b) written consent. See Utah Code 16-6a-102
  • Voting group: means all the members of one or more classes of members or directors that, under this chapter, the articles of incorporation, or the bylaws, are entitled to vote and be counted together collectively on a matter. See Utah Code 16-6a-102
  • Writing: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5