7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the terms and responsibilities by which the state court administrator
10 shall pay for bailiffs and building security officers.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . specifies that the state court administrator shall enter into a contract with the county
14 sheriff and pay the costs for bailiffs and building security officers;
15 . removes the legislative cap on amounts paid for that purpose; and
16 . shifts responsibility from the counties to the state court administrator for costs
17 related to security administration, supervision, travel, equipment, and training of
19 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 17-22-27 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 297
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 17-22-27 is amended to read:
29 17-22-27. Sheriff -- Assignment of court bailiffs -- Contract and costs.
30 (1) The sheriff shall assign law enforcement officers or special function officers, as
31 defined under Sections 53-13-103 and 53-13-105 , to serve as court bailiffs and security officers
32 in the courts of record and county justice courts as required by the rules of the Judicial
34 (2) (a) The state court administrator shall enter into a contract with the county sheriff
36 for district and juvenile courts within the county. [
38 assume costs related to security administration, supervision, travel, equipment, and training of
40 (b) The contract shall specify the agreed services, costs of services, and terms of
42 (c) If the court is located in the same facility as a state or local law enforcement agency
43 and the county sheriff's office is not in close proximity to the court, the State Court
44 Administrator in consultation with the sheriff may enter into a contract with the state or local
45 law enforcement agency for bailiff and security services subject to meeting all other
46 requirements of this section. If the services are provided by another agency, the county sheriff
47 shall have no responsibility for the services under this section.
48 (3) (a) At the request of the court, the sheriff may appoint as a law clerk bailiff
49 graduates of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association to provide security and
50 legal research assistance. Any law clerk who is also a bailiff shall meet the requirements of
51 Subsection (1) of this section.
52 (b) The sheriff may appoint a law clerk bailiff by contract for a period not to exceed
53 two years, who shall be exempt from the deputy sheriff merit service commission.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-26-14 10:17 AM