Category: CJA01-0205

Code of Judicial Administration – Comment Period Closed July 25, 2020

CJA01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees (AMEND)
Amends the title of the Uniform Fine and Bail Schedule Committee to the “Uniform Fine Committee.”

CJA04-0302. Uniform recommended fine/bail schedule (AMEND)

Amends the title of the rule to the “Recommended Uniform Fine Schedule,” deletes “bail” and/or replaces “bail” with “fine,” deletes “and a youth offender schedule” because the Uniform Fine Schedule no longer includes fines regarding youth, minors, or juvenile court, and in regard to presentence investigation reports, deletes “prepared by the Department of  Corrections” and the “Juvenile Court Probation Department” because that is not always the case.
CJA04-0701. Failure to appear (AMEND)
Replaces “forfeit bail” with “remit a fine” and replaces “bail” with “fine.”

CJA04-0704.  Authority of court clerks (AMEND)

Replaces “bail” with “fine,” replaces “forfeit bail” with “remit a fine,” and changes the name of the schedule to the “Uniform Fine Schedule.”
CJA06-0301. Authority of court commissioner as magistrate (AMEND)
Amends “bail” to “fines.”
Appendix B. Justice Court Standards (AMEND)
Amends “bail schedule” to “fine schedule.”
Appendix F. Utah State Courts Records Retention Schedule (AMEND)
Changes the name of the schedule to the “Uniform Fine Schedule.”
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Code of Judicial Administration – Comment Period Closed March 6, 2020

CJA01-0204. Executive Committees (AMEND). The Judicial Council formalized a new executive committee, the Budget and Fiscal Management Committee. Proposed amendments add the Budget and Fiscal Management Committee to the executive committee list, and define the Committee’s duties.

CJA01-0205. Standing and Ad Hoc Committees (AMEND). The Judicial Council’s Standing Committee on the Online Court Assistance Program (OCAP) no longer exists. Proposed amendments remove the OCAP member positions from the Committee on Resources for Self-Represented Parties and the Committee on Court Forms.

CJA03-0111. Performance Evaluation of Active Senior Judges and Court Commissioners (AMEND). The reporting standards for active judges versus senior judges and commissioners were different. Utah Code 78A-2-223 sets a standard of two months for trial judges. For consistency, the proposed amendments change the standard for senior judges and commissioners from “60 days” to “two months.”

CJA03-0406. Budget and Fiscal Management (AMEND). The proposed amendments reflect the Judicial Council’s policy change regarding its budget process.

CJA04-0905. CJA 4-905. Restraint of Minors in Juvenile Court (AMEND). The proposed amendment eliminates the subsection of the referenced statute to avoid outdated citations in the future.

CJA010-1-0202. Verifying Use of Jury (AMEND). The Second District Court requested that local supplemental rule CJA 10-1-202 be repealed
because it is no longer needed. The Second District follows practices set forth in general rules observed by all other judicial districts.

CJA Appendix FUtah State Court Records Retention Schedule. The first proposed amendment eliminates the requirement that the enhancement forms previously required under Rule 9-301 be retained permanently.  Because Rule 9-301 was
repealed, those records should now be destroyed at the same time as the file to which the record pertains. Eliminating the specific reference in the schedule will default to that result.

The second proposed amendment changes the retention for domestic violence cases to ten years to reflect the change in statute that makes those offenses enhanceable for ten years.

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Code of Judicial Administration – Comment Period Closed at noon on January 4, 2019

CJA01-0205. Standing and Ad Hoc Committees.  AMEND – adds Court Security Director as a member of the Court Facility Planning Committee.

CJA02-0208. Publication and Distribution.  AMEND – remove requirement that AOC and TCEs “maintain a copy of the CJA and make it available for inspection during business hours.”

CJA03-0103. Administrative Role of Judges.  AMEND – assigns responsibilities to justice court presiding judges, to conform with district court counterparts.

CJA03-0104. Presiding Judges.  AMEND – clarifies responsibilities of presiding judges to coordinate with presiding justice court judges regarding magistrate rotation.

CJA03-0106. Legislative Activities.  AMEND – clarify options available to judicial council in response to legislative activities.

CJA03-0107. Executive Branch Policy Initiatives.  AMEND – clarify options available to judicial council in response to executive initiatives.

CJA03-0111. Performance Evaluation of Senior Judges and Court Commissioners.  AMEND – assigns responsibilities to justice court presiding judges, to conform with district court counterparts.

CJA03-0413. Judicial library resources.  AMEND – revises rule to conform with current practice and removes outdated provisions that no longer conform to current practice.

CJA03-0501. Insurance Benefits Upon Retirement.  AMEND – adds “parental leave” to the “sick day” calculation for purposes of determining post-retirement insurance benefits.

CJA04-0202.09. Miscellaneous.  AMEND – removes the requirement for a party to label a filing as private, protected, controlled, juvenile social / juvenile legal, or safeguarded.

CJA04-0403. Electronic signature and signature stamp use.  AMEND – authorizes use of judge signature stamp on writs of habeas corpus ad prosequendum / testificandum for transport of federal prisoners.  Authorizes use of judge signature stamp on forthcoming / proposed Rule 109 (Domestic Relations Injunctions) orders.

CJA04-0405. Juror and Witness Fees and Expenses.  AMEND – makes various revisions to align rule with current business practices at court and state level.

CJA04-0508. Guidelines for Ruling on a Motion to Waive Fees.  AMEND – removes default requirement to provide documentation supporting affidavit of impecuniousity, authorizing judge to specifically request that such documentation be provided on a case by case basis.

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Code of Judicial Administration – Comment Period Closed November 12, 2018

CJA01-0205. Standing and Ad Hoc Committees. 

AMEND.  Adds a member of the Utah Indigent Defense Commission to the Utah Judicial Council’s Standing Committee on Pretrial Release and Supervision.
AMEND.  Adds a court commissioner to the Utah Judicial Council Standing Committee on Court Forms.
AMEND.  Stylistic formatting (numbering) changes to committee composition section of the rule.

CJA04-0202.02. Records Classification.  

AMEND.  Classifies abstracts of juvenile court judgments filed in district court as “private” court records.

CJA04-0508. Guidelines for Ruling on a Motion to Waive Fees.  

AMEND.  Makes the Standing Committee on Court Forms responsible to approve the motion and affidavit to waive fees forms (previously the responsibility of the Board of District or Juvenile Court Judges).

CJA Appendix I. Summary of Classification of Court Records.

AMEND.  Change classification of “Criminal Invesigations” case type from “Protected” to “Public unless otherwise ordered” for better consistency with requirements of Utah Code.

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Code of Judicial Administration – Comment Period Closed October 12, 2017

CJA01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Adds a justice court judge to the Standing Committee on Resources for Self-represented Parties.
CJA03-0104. Presiding judges. Amend. Moves and amends paragraph (c)(5) from Rule 7 of the Utah Rules of Criminal Procedure, which addresses the use of justice court judges as magistrates.
CJA06-0501. Reporting requirements for guardians and conservators. Amend. In conformity with H.B. 214 (2017), removes the requirement that a non-parent co-guardian report to the court when another co-guardian is the parent of the protected person.
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Code of Judicial Administration – Comment Period Closed February 17, 2017

CJA01-205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Creates a new Judicial Council Standing Committee on Forms; provides committee composition. Expedited under Rule 2-205.

CJA02-212. Communication with the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel. Amend. Limits and changes the timing of the notice requirement to the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel of the Court’s draft rules.

CJA03-117. Committee on Court Forms. New. Establishes the charge for the new Judicial Council Standing Committee on Forms. Expedited under Rule 2-205.

CJA04-103. Civil calendar management. Amend. Pursuant to Cannon v. Holmes, 2016 UT 42 and Civil Rule 41, requires that all orders of dismissal entered under the rule must contain the language “without prejudice.”

CJA04-202.02. Records Classification. Amend. Makes dismissals in criminal cases private except in limited circumstances.

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CJA 01-0201. Membership – Election. Amend. Provides that Council members are not eligible to be voting members of a Board of Judges of a trial court.
CJA 01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Creates a standing committee of the Judicial Council to address pretrial release and supervision. Effective December 14, 2015 under rule 2-205 of the Utah Code of Judicial Administration. Subject to change after the comment period.
CJA 03-0116. Pretrial Release and Supervision Committee. New. Outlines the responsibilities of the Judicial Council’s Standing Committee on Pretrial Release and Supervision. Effective December 14, 2015 under rule 2-205 of the Utah Code of Judicial Administration. Subject to change after the comment period.

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CJA 01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Adds a criminal law professor to the Model Criminal Jury Instructions Committee.
CJA 03-0201. Court commissioners. Amend. Provides a public comment process for commissioner nominations and reappointments.
CJA 04-0502. Expedited procedures for resolving discovery issues. Repeal. Repeals rules 4-502 as expedited procedures for resolving discovery issues are now covered by rules 26, 30, 37, and 45 of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure.
CJA 04-0603. Mandatory electronic filing. Amend. Provides that a person seeking a hardship exemption may do so by filing a written request in lieu of a form provided by the AOC.

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CJA 01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Eliminates the Justice Court Standards Committee. Provides that the Judicial Council’s Management Committee shall review standing and ad hoc committees every six years and make a recommendation to the Judicial Council as to whether the committee should continue. Allows the committees to meet as needed.
CJA 03-0109. Ethics Advisory Committee. Amend. Gives the committee 60 days to issue an opinion. Allows the committee chair to extend the time for deliberations on an opinion when necessary. Allows the boards of judges to request reconsideration of an opinion.
CJA 03-0112. Justice Court Standards Committee. Repeal. Eliminates the Justice Court Standards Committee in conjunction with the responsibility for justice court standards being moved to the Board of Justice Court Judges.
CJA 03-0418. Model Utah Jury Instructions. New. Provides direction on developing jury instructions to the committees on the Model Utah Jury Instructions.
CJA 04-0202.02. Records classification. Amend. Classifies affidavits supporting motions to waive fees as private records.
CJA 06-0501. Reporting requirements for guardians and conservators. Amend. Requires a guardian or conservator to file a verified Private Information Record with the AOC within 7 days of appointment.
CJA 09-0101. Board of Justice Court Judges. Amend. Gives the Board of Justice Court Judges responsibility for overseeing justice court standards.
CJA 09-0108. New. Outlines the justice court standards as previously provided in rule 3-112.

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CJA 01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Reauthorizes numerous Judicial Council standing committees. Adds a representative from the Self-Help Center to the Committee on Resources for Self-represented Parties.
CJA 11-0101. Creation and Composition of Advisory Committees. Amend. Provides for appointment of mid-term committee vacancies in the same manner as an end-of-term vacancy. Changes the circumstances for reappointment for more than two terms.
CJA 11-0301. Utah Standards of Judicial Professionalism and Civility. New. Establishes standards of professionalism and civility for Utah judges.
CJA Appx F. Utah State Courts Records Retention Schedule. Amend. Adds a retention period of 5 years for civil stalking injunction records. Changes the retention policy for numerous juvenile court records. Provides that expunged records shall be retained for the same time as though the record had not been expunged, or for one year after the final decision on the petition for expungement, whichever is longer. Provides that case under advisement forms shall be retained for 6 years after the end of the term during which the form was submitted.

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