Title 63M Chapter 7 Section 401

Governor's Programs
Criminal Justice and Substance Abuse
Section 401
Creation -- Members -- Appointment -- Qualifications.

            

63M-7-401.   Creation -- Members -- Appointment -- Qualifications.

            (1) There is created a state commission to be known as the Sentencing Commission composed of 27 members. The commission shall develop by-laws and rules in compliance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, and elect its officers.

            (2) The commission's members shall be:

            (a) two members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the speaker of the House and not of the same political party;

            (b) two members of the Senate, appointed by the president of the Senate and not of the same political party;

            (c) the executive director of the Department of Corrections or a designee appointed by the executive director;

            (d) the director of the Division of Juvenile Justice Services or a designee appointed by the director;

            (e) the executive director of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice or a designee appointed by the executive director;

            (f) the chair of the Board of Pardons and Parole or a designee appointed by the chair;

            (g) the chair of the Youth Parole Authority or a designee appointed by the chair;

            (h) two trial judges and an appellate judge appointed by the chair of the Judicial Council;

            (i) two juvenile court judges designated by the chair of the Judicial Council;

            (j) an attorney in private practice who is a member of the Utah State Bar, experienced in criminal defense, and appointed by the Utah Bar Commission;

            (k) an attorney who is a member of the Utah State Bar, experienced in the defense of minors in juvenile court, and appointed by the Utah Bar Commission;

            (l) the director of Salt Lake Legal Defenders or a designee appointed by the director;

            (m) the attorney general or a designee appointed by the attorney general;

            (n) a criminal prosecutor appointed by the Statewide Association of Public Attorneys;

            (o) a juvenile court prosecutor appointed by the Statewide Association of Public Attorneys;

            (p) a representative of the Utah Sheriff's Association appointed by the governor;

            (q) a chief of police appointed by the governor;

            (r) a licensed professional appointed by the governor who assists in the rehabilitation of adult offenders;

            (s) a licensed professional appointed by the governor who assists in the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders;

            (t) two members from the public appointed by the governor who exhibit sensitivity to the concerns of victims of crime and the ethnic composition of the population; and

            (u) one member from the public at large appointed by the governor.


Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 382, 2008 General Session