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H.B. 188 Enrolled





Chief Sponsor: Michael T. Morley

Senate Sponsor: Karen Mayne

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Utah Labor Code to address the ability to serve, file, or deliver
             10      documents.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    permits a document to be served, filed, or delivered electronically as provided by
             14      rule; and
             15          .    makes technical and conforming amendments.
             16      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      AMENDS:
             22          34A-1-304, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 34A-1-304 is amended to read:
             26           34A-1-304. Definitions -- Rulemaking -- Electronic or similar methods of
             27      proceedings.
             28          (1) For purposes of this section:
             29          (a) "Deliver" means to serve, file, or otherwise provide a document.

             30          (b) "Document" includes a notice, order, decision, or other document that is required or
             31      permitted by a relevant statute.
             32          (c) "Relevant statute" means a provision of:
             33          (i) this title;
             34          (ii) Title 34, Labor in General, for which the commissioner has regulatory authority;
             35          (iii) Title 40, Chapter 2, Coal Mine Safety Act; or
             36          (iv) Title 57, Chapter 21, Utah Fair Housing Act.
             37          [(1)] (2) (a) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking
             38      Act, the commission shall make rules governing adjudicative procedures under a relevant
             39      statute, including [the forms of notices] providing the form of a notice and the manner of
             40      serving a notice [in all claims].
             41          (b) Except as provided in this title and Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative
             42      Procedures Act, [the rules] a rule made under this section [are] is not required to conform to
             43      common law or statutory rules of evidence or other technical rules of procedure.
             44          [(2)] (3) The rules made under this section shall protect the rights of the parties and
             45      include procedures to:
             46          (a) dispose of [cases] a case informally[,] or [to] expedite claims adjudication[,];
             47          (b) narrow issues[,]; and
             48          (c) simplify the methods of proof at [hearings] a hearing.
             49          [(3)] (4) The commission may by rule permit [hearings or other adjudicative
             50      proceedings] a hearing or other adjudicative proceeding to be conducted, recorded, or
             51      published by [means of electronic devices or other similar methods] an electronic means or
             52      similar method.
             53          (5) Notwithstanding whether a relevant statute requires that a document be delivered
             54      by mail or otherwise, the commission may by rule, made in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter
             55      3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, permit a document to be delivered by electronic
             56      means pursuant to the rule.

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