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2015 Legislative Session
The 2015 General Session of the Utah State Legislature concluded at midnight on Thursday, March 12th.
As of the last day of the 2015 legislative session, the Association followed 187 bills! This is the highest number of bills that the Association has addressed during any previous session. Of those bills, the Association supported 45 bills, of which 87% passed. Several of those bills were drafted and/or amended by the Association. As of the last day of the session, the Association opposed 9 bills, of which 89% failed. The remainder of the bills, 133 in number, were in a "tracking" or "neutral" position by the Association. Many of these bills were amended by the Association as well. The Association worked on several of these bills since the fall of 2014, in negotiating with legislators to amend bills so as to allow districts to best serve their customers in an efficient and effective manner, and to protect the interest of districts and their citizens.
You may now view the UASD Weekly Legislative Update as of March 13th. In addition, you may view the UASD Priority Tracking List as of March 13th. This listing presents the bills followed by the Association by their position and status.
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.
The Utah Association of Special Districts (UASD) met each during the session to discuss and establish positions on important legislative issues. Thanks to the many representatives of districts throughout the state who participated in the legislative process by attending these meetings, participating in the discussion of numerous bills of concern to districts, and providing input on the position taken by the Association and recommending amendments to various bills.
We invite, encourage and welcome the involvement of all districts in the legislative process. Our 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 and the citizens whom we serve.
Members of the Association may access 2015 Legislative Session resources by entering their user name and password. If you have forgotten your user name or password, click on the "Contact Us" link on the UASD website and send a message to the webmaster referencing the problem.
If you have not already registered as a user, you will be prompted to create a user name and password to view legislative resources. Please click here to create a user name and password. Be sure to enter the name of the district you represent. If your district is not a member of the Association, we invite you to Join Now and participate in all of the benefits of membership!
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.