Chief Sponsor: Todd D. Weiler

House Sponsor: Jon Hawkins


8     Committee Note:
9          The Judiciary Interim Committee recommended this bill.
10               Legislative Vote:     15 voting for     0 voting against     2 absent
11     General Description:
12          This bill amends provisions related to administrative appeals.
13     Highlighted Provisions:
14          This bill:
15          ▸     addresses the filing of a petition for judicial review; and
16          ▸     makes technical and conforming changes.
17     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18          None
19     Other Special Clauses:
20          None
21     Utah Code Sections Affected:
22     AMENDS:
23          63G-4-401, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382

25     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26          Section 1. Section 63G-4-401 is amended to read:
27          63G-4-401. Judicial review -- Exhaustion of administrative remedies -- Petition

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