H.B. 247

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 11:28 AM by jeyring. -->              1     




Chief Sponsor: Larry B. Wiley

Senate Sponsor: Jim Dabakis

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends the Jury and Witness Act.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    provides for the reimbursement of parking expenses for individuals subpoenaed as
             13      witnesses in a civil action.
             14      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             15          None
             16      Other Special Clauses:
             17          None
             18      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             19      AMENDS:
             20           78B-1-119 , as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
             22      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             23          Section 1. Section 78B-1-119 is amended to read:
             24           78B-1-119. Jurors and witnesses -- Fees and mileage.
             25          (1) Every juror and witness legally required or in good faith requested to attend a trial
             26      court of record or not of record or a grand jury is entitled to:
             27          (a) $18.50 for the first day of attendance and $49 per day for each subsequent day of

             28      attendance; and
             29          (b) if traveling more than 50 miles, $1 for each four miles in excess of 50 miles
             30      actually and necessarily traveled in going only, regardless of county lines.
             31          (2) Persons in the custody of a penal institution upon conviction of a criminal offense
             32      are not entitled to a witness fee.
             33          (3) A witness attending from outside the state in a civil case is allowed mileage at the
             34      rate of 25 cents per mile and is taxed for the distance actually and necessarily traveled inside
             35      the state in going only.
             36          (4) If the witness is attending from outside the state in a criminal case, the state shall
             37      reimburse the witness under Section 77-21-3 .
             38          (5) A prosecution witness or a witness subpoenaed by an indigent defendant attending
             39      from outside the county but within the state may receive reimbursement for necessary lodging
             40      and meal expenses under rule of the Judicial Council.
             41          (6) A witness subpoenaed H. to testify in court proceedings .H in a civil action shall
             41a      receive reimbursement for necessary H. and reasonable .H
             42      parking expenses from the attorney issuing the subpoena under rule of the Judicial Council or
             43      Supreme Court.
             44          [(6)] (7) There is created within the General Fund, a restricted account known as the
             45      CASA Volunteer Account. A juror may donate the juror's fee to the CASA Volunteer Account
             46      in $18.50 or $49 increments. The Legislature shall annually appropriate money from the
             47      CASA Volunteer Account to the Administrative Office of the Courts for the purpose of
             48      recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers for the Court Appointed Special Advocate
             49      program established pursuant to Section 78A-6-902 .

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