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2015 Interim Session
The Utah Legislature 2015 Interim Schedule is now available for review and scheduling purposes.
The next interim day is scheduled on Wednesday, July 15th. Committee agendas and the useful information may be viewed by clicking on 2015 Interim Committee Schedules and Agendas under "Latest News." Links to committee agendas will become active when agendas have been made available for public view.
The UASD has prepared a review of selected bills passed during the 2015 Legislative Session. Click the following link to view the UASD Analysis of Important Legislation, reviewing 33 of the most important bills affecting districts that were passed during the 2015 general legislative session.
You may view the final UASD Weekly Legislative Update as of April 1st. This listing presents the bills followed by the Association, their position and final status following the Governor taking final action. The Final 2015 UASD Legislative Priority Tracking List is also available for review, reflecting a concise presentation of the final status of all bills of importance and interest to districts, and the final status of all of these bills.
In addition, you may view a listing of Potential Interim Study Items for 2015 that are of interest to the UASD. You may also view the full listing of potential study items found in HJR26, Joint Resolution - Potential Interim Study Items.
We invite, encourage and welcome the involvement of all districts in the legislative process. Our mission and goal is to protect the interests of districts by informing legislators of your needs, and by positively influencing the legislative process in behalf of districts throughout Utah, and the citizens whom we serve.
View the Utah State Legislature's Homepage by clicking here.
The Purchasing Policy and Procedures Template is available to districts who are members of the Association at no charge.
Districts may Join UASD by clicking on the Join UASD link, downloading, completing and submitting the membership application with the appropriate payment of dues. Member districts may then create a member login. The "Create one" link is found on the homepage in the Members Login box on the homepage.
Non-member districts may purchase the template from the UASD at a cost of $1,000. Please submit a request through the "Contact Us" link requesting the template and arrangements will be made for payment and receipt of the Purchasing Policy Template.
The following items are available for download.
Explanation for the use of the Purchasing Procedures and Policy Template
Sample Resolution for adoption of Purchasing Policy and Procedures
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The Mission of the
Utah Association of Special Districts
Promote the proper and efficient operation of all Local Districts and Special Service Districts in the State of Utah.
Assist Districts in fulfilling their respective Missions in an effective manner.
Help government and public officials better understand why Local Districts and Special Service Districts are organized.
Promote Local District and Special Service District awareness.
Provide training to board members, management and staff.
Provide legislative input and advocacy.
Provide updates of current laws and regulations.
Code of Ethical Conduct
Members of the Association and Members of the Board of District Representatives and of Trustees pledge to uphold the Association’s Code of Ethical Conduct as follows:
• To maintain high standards of personal and professional integrity, truthfulness, honesty, and fortitude in all public activities to inspire public confidence and trust in Districts as units of local government.
• To accept responsibility for and to generate and carefully nurture respect for the truth, for fair dealing with others, for sensitivity to rights and responsibilities of citizens, and for the good of all Districts as units of local government.
• To be responsible for performance and to never compromise honesty and integrity for advancement, honors or personal gain.
• To be discreet and respectful of proper authority and our elected or appointed leaders and to be sensitive to the expectations and values of the public we serve.
• To avoid any interest or activity which is, or appears to be in conflict with the conduct of official duties.
• To ensure that, in every instance, operations are conducted in accordance with applicable laws and regulations governing Districts.
• To use only legal and ethical means when seeking to influence legislation or regulations and to issue no false or misleading statements to legislators or to the public.
• To utilize every opportunity to improve public awareness and understanding of Districts and their role in providing essential public services.
• To refrain from the dissemination of any malicious information concerning individuals, other associations and organizations and their members, public entities or units of local government.