Notice of Proposed Amendments to Utah Court Rules
The Judicial Council invites comments to proposed amendments to the following court rules. The comment period expires December 18, 2006.
Summary of proposed amendments
CJA 02-103. Open and closed meetings. Amend. Amend Council rules to incorporate changes to the Open and Public Meetings Act.
CJA 02-104. Recording meetings. Amend. Amend Council rules to incorporate changes to the Open and Public Meetings Act.
CJA 04-202.08 Fees for records, information, and services. Amend. Reduces to cost per Xchange search after 200 searches from $.20 to $.10. Effective August 1, 2006. Approved as an expedited amendment under Rule 2-205. Subject to further change after the comment period.
CJA 04-403. Signature stamp use. Amend. Permits a clerk to use the judge's signature stamp to approve an order accepting a plea in abeyance if no appearance is required by the Uniform Fine and Bail Schedule.
CJA 04-510. Alternative dispute resolution. Amend. The amendments will modify the training and experience necessary to qualify for the Utah State Roster of ADR Providers and to serve as a provider in divorce mediation. The amendments will provide for sanctions other than removal from the roster. The Uniform Mediation Act is added to the required reading for qualified training programs.
CJA 04-704. Authority of court clerks to extend payment schedule and dismiss citations. Amend. Changes from 14 days to 20 the time in which a clerk may dismiss charges for an automotive mechanical deficiency after the deficiency has been corrected.