Rule 18 The proposed amendment replaces the current language on alternate jurors. The language is borrowed from the federal rules. The primary motivation behind the change is to eliminate the requirement that alternate jurors be discharged when the jury retires to deliberate.
Rule 38 The proposed amendment creates a process for reinstating the time for appeal in justice courts, consistent with the principles in Manning v. State, 2004 UT App 87. The amendment creates deadlines for motions and subsequent notices of appeal.