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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  AMEND – revises rule to conform with current practice and removes outdated provisions that no longer conform to current practice.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 August 10, 2018

CJA03-0401. Office of General Counsel.  Amend.  Deletes certain unnecessary and outdated provisions.  Removal of the language in lines 39-42 does not abdicate Judges’ responsibility to make their own decisions pursuant to the Code of Judicial Conduct.

CJA03-0414. Court Security.  Amend.  Allows the Court Security Director to possess a firearm and ammunition in a courthouse when qualified and requires court access cards to be color-coded.

CJA04-0403. Electronic Signature and Signature Stamp Use.  Amend.  Adds “orders appointing a court visitor” to the list of documents on which a clerk may use a judge’s signature stamp, with prior approval from a judge or commissioner.

CJA04-0701. Failure to Appear.  Amend.  Deletes the reference to failures to appear as a separate offense pursuant to S.B. 58, which eliminated the crime of failure to appear on a citation.

CJA04-0202.03. Records Access.  Amend.  Allows for access to certain records for Licensed Paralegal Practitioners.  Allows access to juvenile court social records by entities or individuals providing services to juveniles.

CJA04-0202.09. Miscellaneous.  Amend.  Adds specific requirements for records access requests for email correspondence.

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CJA 03-0104. Presiding judges. Amend. Outlines the final determination for purposes of a case under advisement.
CJA 03-0403. Judicial branch education. Amend. Requires new judges to attend the first orientation program held after they have taken the oath of office. Provides an exception if attendance is excused by the Management Committee based on good cause.
CJA 04-0202.02 Records classification. Amend. Makes actions to remove an individual from the National Instant Background Check System private. Makes Qualified Domestic Relations Orders private.
CJA 04-0403. Signature stamp use. Amend. Provides for a clerk’s use of a judge’s or commissioner’s electronic signature when the clerk otherwise has permission under the rule to use the judge’s or commissioner’s signature stamp.

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CJA 04-0403. Signature stamp use. Amend. Allows a clerk to use a judge’s signature stamp, with permission, on orders on unopposed motions requesting the Department of Workforce Services to release debtor information. The rule is effective March 14, 2014 under Utah Code of Judicial Administration, rule 2-205, and is subject to change after the comment period.

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CJA 02-0103. Open and closed meetings. Amend. Technical changes. Adopts for the Judicial Council the new requirements of public bodies under SB 77. Effective May 14, 2013 under Rule 2-205. Subject to change after the comment period.
CJA 02-0104. Recording meetings. Amend. Requires additional public records to be published on the Utah Public Notice Website. Adopts for the Judicial Council the new requirements of public bodies under SB 77. Effective May 14, 2013 under Rule 2-205. Subject to change after the comment period.
CJA 03-0414. Court security. Amend. Removes duplicate reference to proselytizing in a courthouse.
CJA 04-0202.02. Records classification. Amend. Classifies the addendum to an appellate brief in a case involving termination of parental rights or adoption as a private record. Establishes the classification of a “safeguarded” record and which records are safeguarded records. Describes when jurors’ names are public, private or safeguarded.
CJA 04-0202.03. Records access. Amend. Describes who has access to safeguarded records. Modifies who has access to the juvenile court social file.
CJA 04-0403. Signature stamp use. Amend. Deletes acceptance of pleas in abeyance from the list of documents on which the clerk can sign for the judge with a signature stamp.
CJA 04-0906. Guardian ad litem program. Amend. Implements the requirements of Section 78A-2-228 for private guardian ad litem attorneys. Effective July 1, 2013 under Rule 2-205. Subject to change after the comment period.
CJA 06-0401. Domestic relations commissioners. Amend. Includes dating violence protective orders, authorized by HB 50, within the authority of court commissioners. Effective May 14, 2013 under Rule 2-205. Subject to change after the comment period.

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CJA 01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Modifies the membership on the Judicial Outreach Committee.
CJA 03-0114. Judicial outreach. Amend. Modifies the scope of the committee’s responsibilities.
CJA 04-0202.02. Records classification. Amend. Classifies as private financial declaration in domestic relations cases and their supporting attachments and child protective order cases. Classifies as a protected record audit records concerning the security of a court facility.
CJA 04-0403. Signature stamp use. Amend. Permits a clerk to use a judge’s signature stamp for orders dismissing cases under URCP 3 and URCP 4(b), in addition to the existing authority to do so for dismissals under Rule 4-103.
CJA 04-0613. Jail prisoner transportation. Amend. Amends the rule to conform to a new agreement between the courts and counties.
CJA 06-0401. Domestic relations commissioners. Amend. Makes amendments to conform to proposed Rule of Civil Procedure 108.
CJA 06-0601 Mental health commissioners. Amend. Makes amendments to conform to proposed Rule of Civil Procedure 108.

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CJA 04-403. Signature stamp use. Amend. Deletes “orders prepared by the court” from the list of documents for which a judge may give blanket authority to stamp his or her signature. Approved as an expedited amendment under Rule 2-205. Subject to further change after the comment period.
CJA 04-906. Guardian ad litem program. Amend. Establishes the relationship between the Director, the Oversight Committee, attorneys, staff and volunteers. Clarifies the complaint, discipline and appeal process.

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CJA 04-0403. Signature stamp use. Amend. Permits a judge’s signature stamp to be used on orders prepared by the court.
CJA 04-0405. Juror and witness fees and expenses. Amend. Authorizes alternative process to certify attendance of a juror or witness.
CJA 04-0409. Council approval of Problem Solving Courts. New. Establishes Council enforcement of minimum requirements and reporting for drug courts and other problem solving courts.

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