H.B. 247 Enrolled
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:
16 Other Special Clauses:
18 Utah Code Sections Affected:
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 to testify in court proceedings in a civil action shall receive
42 reimbursement for necessary and reasonable parking expenses from the attorney issuing the
43 subpoena under rule of the Judicial Council or Supreme Court.
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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