Chief Sponsor: Kevin T. Van Tassell

House Sponsor: Jack R. Draxler


8     General Description:
9          This bill adds a Native American representative to the Utah Council on Victims of
10     Crime.
11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     adds a member of the Native American community to the Utah Council on Victims
14     of Crime.
15     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16          None
17     Other Special Clauses:
18          None
19     Utah Code Sections Affected:
20     AMENDS:
21          63M-7-601, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 131

23     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24          Section 1. Section 63M-7-601 is amended to read:
25          63M-7-601. Creation -- Members -- Chair.
26          (1) There is created within the governor's office the Utah Council on Victims of Crime.
27          (2) The Utah Council on Victims of Crime shall be composed of [24] 25 voting
28     members as follows:
29          (a) a representative of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice appointed by

30     the executive director;
31          (b) a representative of the Department of Corrections appointed by the executive
32     director;
33          (c) a representative of the Board of Pardons and Parole appointed by the chair;
34          (d) a representative of the Department of Public Safety appointed by the commissioner;
35          (e) a representative of the Division of Juvenile Justice Services appointed by the
36     director;
37          (f) a representative of the Utah Office for Victims of Crime appointed by the director;
38          (g) a representative of the Office of the Attorney General appointed by the attorney
39     general;
40          (h) a representative of the United States Attorney for the district of Utah appointed by
41     the United States Attorney;
42          (i) a representative of Utah's Native American community appointed by the director of
43     the Division of Indian Affairs after input from federally recognized tribes in Utah;
44          [(i)] (j) a professional or volunteer working in the area of violence against women and
45     families appointed by the governor;
46          [(j)] (k) the chair of each judicial district's victims' rights committee;
47          [(k)] (l) the following members appointed to serve four-year terms:
48          (i) a representative of the Statewide Association of Public Attorneys appointed by that
49     association;
50          (ii) a representative of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association appointed by the president
51     of that association;
52          (iii) a representative of the Utah Sheriffs' Association appointed by the president of that
53     association;
54          (iv) a representative of a Children's Justice Center appointed by the Advisory Board on
55     Children's Justice; and
56          (v) a citizen representative appointed by the governor; and
57          [(l)] (m) the following members appointed by the members in Subsections (2)(a)

58     through (2)(k) to serve four-year terms:
59          (i) an individual who works professionally with victims of crime; and
60          (ii) a victim of crime.
61          (3) The council shall annually elect one member to serve as chair.