7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill reallocates the number of judges for district and juvenile courts.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ decreases the number of juvenile court judges for the Third Juvenile District upon
13 the retirement, resignation, or death of a juvenile judge;
14 ▸ increases the number of district court judges for the Fifth District when the number
15 of juvenile court judges for the Third Juvenile District decreases; and
16 ▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
17 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
19 Other Special Clauses:
20 This bill provides a special effective date.
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
23 78A-1-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2019, Chapter 425
24 78A-1-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2016, Chapter 17
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 78A-1-103 is amended to read:
28 78A-1-103. Number of district judges.
29 (1) The number of district court judges shall be:
38 (2) If the number of juvenile court judges in the Third Juvenile District, as described in
39 Section 78A-1-104, is decreased to nine, the number of district court judges in the Fifth District
40 is increased to seven.
41 Section 2. Section 78A-1-104 is amended to read:
42 78A-1-104. Number of juvenile judges and jurisdictions.
43 (1) The number of juvenile court judges shall be:
53 (2) (a) If there is a vacancy for a juvenile court judge in the Third Juvenile District, the
54 number of juvenile judges in the Third Juvenile District is decreased to nine.
55 (b) If a vacancy in the Third Juvenile District occurs and the number of juvenile judges
56 in the Third Juvenile District is decreased to nine, the governor shall fill the vacancy created in
57 Subsection 78A-1-103(2) for the Fifth District in accordance with Section 78A-10-104.
58 Section 3. Effective date.
59 If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
60 upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
61 Constitution, Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
62 the date of veto override.