FY 2016 Appropriation

The Utah Prosecution Council (UPC) conducts prosecution training sessions and seminars statewide, assists with legal research, and produces a monthly newsletter.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $985,100 from all sources for Prosecution Council. This is a 2.4 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources.

Appropriation Adjustments

In addition to statewide compensation and internal service fund cost increases, the following appropriation adjustments were made during the 2015 General Session:

DescriptionOngoingOne-Time Prosecution Council Conference Fees$16,700$31,800
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$16,700$31,800Dedicated Credits Revenue
The Prosecution Council has requested an increase in the amount of dedicated credits they have authority to collect. These credits are from conference fees, for the training of prosecutors in the State of Utah. Their FY15 appropriated amount was $60,300; they request an increase to $92,100 (which exceeds the 125% rule). This request is for both FY15 supplemental and FY16 ongoing.

Adoption of case information tracking system

One of the Utah Prosecution Counsel's main objectives the last few years has been to provide a uniform comprehensive system for recording and retrieving case information for prosecutors. This measure tracks the success of getting the system adopted by its intended users.

Prosecutor Offices using PIMS

Number of individuals attending Utah Prosecution Counsel trainings

One primary function of the Utah Prosecution Counsel is to provide on-going training to prosecutors in all levels of government. The number of individuals trained tracks cumulative actual attendance at UPC's various training events.

 Number of individuals trained


Statutory Authority governing the Prosecution Council is found in UCA 67 Chapter 5a. The statutory charge of the council is to: "(a) provide training and continuing legal education for the State and local prosecutors; (b) provide assistance to local prosecutors; and (c) as funds are available provide reimbursement for unusual expenses relative to prosecution for violations of State Laws."

Although the Prosecution Council is independent of the Attorney General's Office and has a separate board of directors, it is housed with the A.G.'s Office for purposes of budgeting, accounting, and management efficiency.

Through a grant from the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ), UPC developed a case management system that is used by city and county prosecution offices. The program automates many prosecutorial functions, tracks cases and parties, and collects prosecution statistics.

Intent Language

HB0003: Item 13

Under Section 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code, the Legislature intends that appropriations provided to the Attorney General - Utah Prosecution Council in Item 25, Chapter 14, Laws of Utah 2014 not lapse at the close of Fiscal Year 2015.

The Prosecution Council line item has only one program. The council is mostly funded from the Public Safety Support Account; see UCA 51-9-404(3)(b)(ii) and (4)(c). Revenues to this account are derived from a criminal fine surcharge collected by the courts; see UCA 51-9-401. Dedicated Credits come from conference registration fees and Statewide Association of Prosecutors dues.

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COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.