Chief Sponsor: Eric K. Hutchings

Senate Sponsor: J. Stuart Adams


9     General Description:
10          This bill increases the membership of the commission on criminal and juvenile justice
11     from 21 to 24.
12     Highlighted Provisions:
13          This bill:
14          ▸     increases the membership of the commission on criminal and juvenile justice from
15     21 to 24.
16     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17          None
18     Other Special Clauses:
19          None
20     Utah Code Sections Affected:
21     AMENDS:
22          63M-7-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2017, Chapter 163

24     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25          Section 1. Section 63M-7-202 is amended to read:
26          63M-7-202. Composition -- Appointments -- Ex officio members -- Terms --
27     United States Attorney as nonvoting member.

28          (1) The commission on criminal and juvenile justice shall be composed of [21] 24
29     voting members as follows:
30          (a) the chief justice of the supreme court, as the presiding officer of the judicial
31     council, or a judge designated by the chief justice;
32          (b) the state court administrator or the state court administrator's designee;
33          (c) the executive director of the Department of Corrections or the executive director's
34     designee;
35          (d) the director of the Division of Juvenile Justice Services or the director's designee;
36          (e) the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety or the commissioner's
37     designee;
38          (f) the attorney general or the attorney general's designee;
39          (g) the president of the chiefs of police association or a chief of police designated by
40     the association's president;
41          (h) the president of the sheriffs' association or a sheriff designated by the association's
42     president;
43          (i) the chair of the Board of Pardons and Parole or a member designated by the chair;
44          (j) the chair of the Utah Sentencing Commission or a member designated by the chair;
45          (k) the chair of the Utah Substance Use and Mental Health Advisory Council or a
46     member designated by the chair;
47          (l) the chair of the Utah Board of Juvenile Justice or a member designated by the chair;
48          (m) the chair of the Utah Council on Victims of Crime [or the chair's designee] or a
49     member designated by the chair;
50          (n) the director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health or the director's
51     designee; [and]
52          (o) the executive director of the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association or the executive
53     director's designee;
54          (p) the chair of the Utah Indigent Defense Commission or the chair's designee;
55          (q) the Salt Lake County District Attorney or another attorney designated by the district
56     attorney; and
57          [(o)] (r) the following members designated to serve four-year terms:
58          (i) a juvenile court judge, appointed by the chief justice, as presiding officer of the

59     Judicial Council;
60          (ii) a representative of the statewide association of public attorneys designated by the
61     association's officers;
62          (iii) one member of the House of Representatives who is appointed by the speaker of
63     the House of Representatives; and
64          (iv) one member of the Senate who is appointed by the president of the Senate.
65          (2) The governor shall appoint the remaining three members to four-year staggered
66     terms as follows:
67          (a) one criminal defense attorney appointed from a list of three nominees submitted by
68     the Utah State Bar Association;
69          (b) one representative of public education; and
70          (c) one citizen representative.
71          (3) In addition to the members designated under Subsections (1) and (2), the United
72     States Attorney for the district of Utah may serve as a nonvoting member.
73          (4) In appointing the members under Subsection (2), the governor shall take into
74     account the geographical makeup of the commission.

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