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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill changes the appointing authority for some members of the Advisory Board on
11 Children's Justice, adds a health professional, and removes the chairs of local advisory
12 boards from the statewide Advisory Board.
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This bill:
15 . changes the appointing authority from the governor to the attorney general for six
16 members of the Advisory Board on Children's Justice;
17 . adds a licensed health professional to the board; and
18 . removes the chairs of local Children's Justice Center boards from the board.
19 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 67-5b-106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapters 38 and 71
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 67-5b-106 is amended to read:
29 67-5b-106. Advisory Board on Children's Justice -- Membership -- Terms --
30 Duties -- Authority.
31 (1) The attorney general shall create [
32 advise him about the Children's Justice Center Program.
33 (2) The board shall be composed of:
34 (a) the director of each Children's Justice Center;
38 attorney general;
43 representative of the Court Appointed Special Advocates, appointed by the chief justice;
45 within the Department of Human Services, appointed by the director of that division;
49 the [
51 standing, appointed by the Utah Bar Commission;
53 appointed by the Prosecution Council;
56 exhibits sensitivity to the concerns of parents; [
57 (n) a licensed nurse practitioner or physician, appointed by the attorney general; and
58 (o) additional members appointed as needed by the attorney general.
59 (3) (a) Except as required by Subsection (3)(b), as terms of current board members
60 expire, the appointing authority shall appoint each new member or reappointed member to a
61 four-year term.
62 (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (3)(a), the appointing authority
63 shall, at the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the
64 terms of board members are staggered so that approximately half of the board is appointed
65 every two years.
66 (4) The Advisory Board on Children's Justice shall:
67 (a) coordinate and support the statewide purpose of the program;
68 (b) recommend statewide guidelines for the administration of the program;
72 administrative, and judicial handling in both civil and criminal cases of child abuse, child
73 sexual abuse, neglect, and other crimes involving children where the child is a primary victim
74 or a critical witness, such as in drug-related child endangerment cases;
76 criminal court proceedings; and
78 protection for children from abuse, child sexual abuse, neglect, and other crimes involving
79 children where the child is a primary victim or a critical witness, such as in drug-related child
80 endangerment cases.
81 (5) The Advisory Board on Children's Justice may not supersede the authority of [
82 contracting public [
83 centers, including the budget, costs, personnel, and management pursuant to Section 67-5b-104
84 and Title 51, Chapter 2a, Accounting Reports from Political Subdivisions, Interlocal
85 Organizations, and Other Local Entities Act.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-5-09 1:52 PM