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Chief Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard

House Sponsor: Stephen H. Urquhart

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill establishes a process for a party residing in another state that is involved in a
             11      civil case in Utah to issue and serve subpoenas in Utah.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    establishes definitions and defines the scope of the bill;
             15          .    authorizes issuance and service of subpoenas by out-of-state parties under certain
             16      circumstances;
             17          .    clarifies the application of certain Utah statutes and court rules relating to issuance,
             18      service, and enforcement of subpoenas;
             19          .    establishes criteria for interpreting and applying this uniform law; and
             20          .    establishes May 5, 2008 as the date when this uniform law applies to discovery
             21      requests in pending cases.
             22      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             23          None
             24      Other Special Clauses:
             25          None
             26      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             27      ENACTS:
             28          78B-17-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             29          78B-17-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953

             30          78B-17-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             31          78B-17-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             32          78B-17-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             33          78B-17-203, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             34          78B-17-204, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             35          78B-17-301, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             36          78B-17-302, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             38      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             39          Section 1. Section 78B-17-101 is enacted to read:


Part 1. General Provisions

             43          78B-17-101. Title.
             44          This chapter is known as the "Utah Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act."
             45          Section 2. Section 78B-17-102 is enacted to read:
             46          78B-17-102. Definitions.
             47          As used in this chapter:
             48          (1) "Foreign jurisdiction" means a state other than Utah.
             49          (2) "Foreign subpoena" means a subpoena issued under authority of a court of record of
             50      a foreign jurisdiction.
             51          (3) "Person" means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership,
             52      limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or
             53      governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity.
             54          (4) "State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico,
             55      the United States Virgin Islands, a federally recognized Indian tribe, or any territory or insular
             56      possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
             57          (5) "Subpoena" means a document, however denominated, issued under authority of a

             58      court of record requiring a person to:
             59          (a) attend and give testimony at a deposition;
             60          (b) produce and permit inspection and copying of designated books, documents,
             61      records, electronically stored information, or tangible things in the possession, custody, or
             62      control of the person; or
             63          (c) permit inspection of premises under the control of the person.
             64          Section 3. Section 78B-17-103 is enacted to read:
             65          78B-17-103. Scope -- Unauthorized practice of law prohibited -- Reciprocity
             66      required.
             67          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (3), this chapter applies only to issuance, service,
             68      and enforcement of subpoenas as provided in this chapter.
             69          (2) Except as provided in Subsection 78B-17-201 (1)(b), nothing in this chapter may be
             70      construed to exempt an attorney from another state from complying with statutes and rules
             71      governing unauthorized practice of law or from the requirements contained in the Utah Rules of
             72      Civil Procedure governing limited appearance.
             73          (3) Parties resident in another state may use the provisions of this chapter for issuance,
             74      service, or enforcement of subpoenas only if the other state has enacted this uniform act or
             75      enacted provisions substantially similar to this uniform act.
             76          Section 4. Section 78B-17-201 is enacted to read:
Part 2. Process for Issuance and Service of a Subpoena by a Party in Another State

             78          78B-17-201. Issuance of subpoena.
             79          (1) (a) To request issuance of a subpoena under this section, a party must submit a
             80      foreign subpoena to a court in the judicial district in which discovery is sought to be conducted
             81      in Utah.
             82          (b) A request for the issuance of a subpoena under this chapter does not constitute an
             83      appearance in the courts of this state.
             84          (2) When a party submits a foreign subpoena to a clerk of court in Utah, the clerk, in
             85      accordance with that court's procedure, shall promptly issue a subpoena for service upon the

             86      person to whom the foreign subpoena is directed.
             87          (3) A subpoena under Subsection (2) must:
             88          (a) incorporate the terms used in the foreign subpoena; and
             89          (b) contain or be accompanied by the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all
             90      counsel of record in the proceeding to which the subpoena relates and of any party not
             91      represented by counsel.
             92          Section 5. Section 78B-17-202 is enacted to read:
             93          78B-17-202. Service of subpoena.
             94          A subpoena issued by a clerk of court under Section 78B-17-201 must be served in
             95      compliance with Rule 4 and Rule 5, Utah Rules of Civil Procedure.
             96          Section 6. Section 78B-17-203 is enacted to read:
             97          78B-17-203. Depositions, production, inspection, and contempt remedies for
             98      subpoenas.
             99          Section 78B-6-301 and Utah Rules of Civil Procedure 26 through 37 and 45 apply to
             100      subpoenas issued under Section 78B-17-201 .
             101          Section 7. Section 78B-17-204 is enacted to read:
             102          78B-17-204. Application to court.
             103          An application to the court for a protective order or to enforce, quash, or modify a
             104      subpoena issued by a clerk of court under Section 78B-17-201 must comply with the rules or
             105      statutes of Utah and be submitted to the court in the judicial district in which discovery is to be
             106      conducted.
             107          Section 8. Section 78B-17-301 is enacted to read:
Part 3. Uniform Application and Construction - Application to Pending Actions

             109          78B-17-301. Uniformity of application and construction.
             110          In applying and construing this uniform act, consideration must be given to the need to
             111      promote uniformity of the law with respect to its subject matter among states that enact it.
             112          Section 9. Section 78B-17-302 is enacted to read:
             113          78B-17-302. Application to pending actions.

             114          This chapter applies to requests for discovery in cases pending on May 5, 2008.

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