Chief Sponsor: Todd D. Weiler

House Sponsor: Jon Hawkins


8     General Description:
9          This bill amends provisions related to administrative appeals.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     addresses the filing of a petition for judicial review; and
13          ▸     makes technical and conforming changes.
14     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
15          None
16     Other Special Clauses:
17          None
18     Utah Code Sections Affected:
19     AMENDS:
20          63G-4-401, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382

22     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
23          Section 1. Section 63G-4-401 is amended to read:
24          63G-4-401. Judicial review -- Exhaustion of administrative remedies -- Petition
25     for judicial review.
26          (1) A party aggrieved may obtain judicial review of final agency action, except in
27     actions where judicial review is expressly prohibited by statute.
28          (2) A party may seek judicial review only after exhausting all administrative remedies
29     available, except that:

30          (a) a party seeking judicial review need not exhaust administrative remedies if this
31     chapter or any other statute states that exhaustion is not required;
32          (b) the court may relieve a party seeking judicial review of the requirement to exhaust
33     any or all administrative remedies if:
34          (i) the administrative remedies are inadequate; or
35          (ii) exhaustion of remedies would result in irreparable harm disproportionate to the
36     public benefit derived from requiring exhaustion.
37          (3) (a) [A] Except as provided in Subsection (3)(c), a party shall file a petition for
38     judicial review of final agency action within 30 days after the [date that] day on which the
39     order:
40          (i) constituting the final agency action is issued; or
41          (ii) is considered to have been issued under Subsection 63G-4-302(3)(b).
42          (b) The petition shall:
43          (i) name the agency and all other appropriate parties as respondents; and [shall]
44          (ii) meet the form requirements specified in this chapter.
45          (c) If a party files a petition for judicial review of a final agency action resulting from a
46     formal adjudicative proceeding within the 30-day time period described in Subsection (3)(a),
47     any other party to the action may file a petition for judicial review if the petition is filed within
48     the time period permitted for a cross petition under Rule 14 of the Utah Rules of Appellate
49     Procedure.