REVISED AGENDA

 

JUDICIARY INTERIM COMMITTEE

UTAH LEGISLATURE

 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:00 a.m. Room 20 House Building

 

 

 

1. Committee Business

         Call to order Senator Todd Weiler, Senate Chair

         Approval of the minutes of the June 20, 2018, meeting

 

 

 

2. Grand Juries

The Committee will discuss federal and Utah constitutional provisions, history of Utah's grand jury system, grand juries in other states, how grand juries are convened in Utah, and the role of grand juries in Utah.

         Patricia Owen, Associate General Counsel, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

         Jacey Skinner, Deputy Court Administrator, Administrative Office of the Courts

         William Carlson, Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office

         Criminal Defense Lawyers

         Committee questions

         Public comment

         Committee discussion and committee action, as needed

 

 

 

3. Diversity on Utah's Bench

The issue of diversity on Utah's bench has been raised. The Committee will discuss issues relating to diversity in Utah's legal profession, particularly diversity on Utah's bench.

         Introduction: Senator Todd Weiler

         Former Justice Christine Durham, Utah Center for Legal Inclusion

         Utah Minority Bar Association

         Women Lawyers of Utah

         LGBT and Allied Lawyers of Utah

         Kim Cordova, Executive Director, Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, and staff to Utah's nine judicial nominating commissions

         Committee questions

         Public comment

         Committee discussion and committee action, as needed

 

 

 

4. Change of Legal Sex

2018 General Session S.B. 138, "Sex Change Amendments" [bill did NOT pass], would have addressed a process for legally changing an individual's legal sex. The Committee will discuss issues relating to this topic.

         Senator Todd Weiler

         Rich Oborn, State Registrar, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Department of Health

         Chris Karas, Director, Driver License Division, Department of Public Safety

         Committee questions

         Public comment

         Committee discussion and committee action, as needed

 

 

 

5. Other Items/Adjourn