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S.B. 114





Chief Sponsor: Daniel W. Thatcher

House Sponsor: Christopher N. Herrod

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Municipal Code relating to the duties of a city attorney.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    permits a city attorney who has a conflict of interest in a prosecution matter to
             13      appoint a city attorney from another municipality or a public prosecutor to prosecute
             14      in the court having jurisdiction over the matter.
             15      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          10-3-928, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 130
             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 10-3-928 is amended to read:
             25           10-3-928. Attorney duties -- Deputy public prosecutor.
             26          In cities with a city attorney, the city attorney:
             27          (1) may prosecute violations of city ordinances[:];

             28          (2) may prosecute, under state law, infractions and misdemeanors occurring within the
             29      boundaries of the municipality;
             30          (3) has the same powers in respect to violations as are exercised by a county attorney or
             31      district attorney, except that a city attorney's authority to grant immunity shall be limited to:
             32          (a) granting transactional immunity for violations of city ordinances; and
             33          (b) granting transactional immunity under state law for infractions and misdemeanors
             34      occurring within the boundaries of the municipality;
             35          (4) shall represent the interests of the state or the municipality in the appeal of any
             36      matter prosecuted in any trial court by the city attorney; [and]
             37          (5) may cooperate with the Office of the Attorney General during investigations,
             38      including those described in Subsection 67-5-18 (3)(f)[.]; and
             39          (6) may designate a city attorney from another municipality or a public prosecutor to
             40      prosecute a matter, in the court having jurisdiction over the matter, if the city attorney has a
             41      conflict of interest regarding the matter being prosecuted.

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