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Rule 50

Rule 50. Presence at hearings.

(a) Inabuse, neglect, and dependency cases the court shall admit persons as providedby Utah Code Section 78A-6-114. If a motion is made to deny any person accessto any part of a hearing, the parties to the hearing, including the personchallenged, may address the issue by proffer, but are not entitled to anevidentiary hearing. A person denied access to a proceeding may petition theUtah Court of Appeals under Utah Rule of Appellate Procedure 19. Proceedingsshall not be stayed pending appeal. As provided for by Utah Code Section78A-6-115, a person may file a petition requesting a copy of a record of theproceedings, setting forth the reasons for the request. Upon a finding of goodcause by the Court and payment of a fee, the person shall receive an audiorecording of a proceeding. The Court may place under seal information receivedin an open proceeding.

(b) Indelinquency cases the court shall admit all persons who have a direct interestin the case and may admit persons requested by the parent or legal guardian tobe present.

(c) Indelinquency cases in which the minor charged is 14 years of age or older, thecourt shall admit any person unless the hearing is closed by the court uponfindings on the record for good cause if:

(c)(1)the minor has been charged with an offense which would be a felony if committedby an adult; or

(c)(2)the minor is charged with an offense that would be a class A or B misdemeanorif committed by an adult and the minor has been previously charged with anoffense which would be a misdemeanor or felony if committed by an adult.

(d) Ifany person, after having been warned, engages in conduct which disrupts thecourt, the person may be excluded from the courtroom. Any exclusion of a personwho has the right to attend a hearing shall be noted on the record and thereasons for the exclusion given. Counsel for the excluded person has the rightto remain and participate in the hearing.

(e)Videotaping, photographing or recording court proceedings shall be asauthorized by the Code of Judicial Administration.