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S.B. 265





Chief Sponsor: Michael G. Waddoups

House Sponsor: Kevin S. Garn

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends the discretion of a judge to extend the deadline to appear in court on
             10      charges of unlawful detainer.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    requires a defendant to file an objection before a judge may extend the three
             14      business day requirement to appear in court on charges of unlawful detainer.
             15      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          78B-6-807, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 78B-6-807 is amended to read:
             25           78B-6-807. Allegations permitted in complaint -- Time for appearance -- Service
             26      of summons.
             27          (1) The plaintiff, in his complaint:

             28          (a) shall set forth the facts on which he seeks to recover;
             29          (b) may set forth any circumstances of fraud, force, or violence which may have
             30      accompanied the alleged forcible entry, or forcible or unlawful detainer; and
             31          (c) claim damages or compensation for the occupation of the premises, or both.
             32          (2) If the unlawful detainer charged is after default in the payment of rent, the
             33      complaint shall state the amount of rent due.
             34          (3) A judge, court clerk, or plaintiff's counsel shall endorse on the summons the
             35      number of days within which the defendant is required to appear and defend the action, which
             36      shall be three business days from the date of service, unless the defendant objects to the
             37      number of days, and the court determines that the facts of the case should allow more time.
             38          (4) The court may authorize service by publication or mail for cause shown.
             39          (5) Service by publication is complete one week after publication.
             40          (6) Service by mail is complete three days after mailing.
             41          (7) The summons shall be changed in form to conform to the time of service as
             42      ordered, and shall be served as in other cases.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 2-11-08 12:15 PM

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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