53-1-107.  Commissioner of public safety — Appointment — Qualifications — Salary.

(1)  The chief executive officer of the department is the commissioner.

Terms Used In Utah Code 53-1-107

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of public safety appointed under Section 53-1-107. See Utah Code 53-1-102
  • Department: means the Department of Public Safety created in Section 53-1-103. See Utah Code 53-1-102
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes a state, district, or territory of the United States. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5

(a)  Every fourth year after the year 1989, the governor shall appoint a commissioner with the advice and consent of the Senate.

(b)  The commissioner shall serve for a period of four years from July 1 of the year of the commissioner’s appointment.

(3)  The commissioner shall:

(a)  be an individual of recognized executive and administrative capacity;

(b)  be selected solely with regard to the commissioner’s qualifications and fitness to discharge the duties of the commissioner’s office;

(c)  be of high moral character;

(d)  be of good standing in the community in which the commissioner lives; and

(e)  have been a resident of this state for a period of at least five years immediately prior to appointment.

(4)  The commissioner shall devote full time to the duties of the office.

(5)  The governor shall establish the commissioner’s salary within the salary range fixed by the Legislature in Title 67, Chapter 22, State Officer Compensation.

Amended by Chapter 352, 2020 General Session