53-1-107. Commissioner of public safety — Appointment — Qualifications — Salary.
||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
||Every fourth year after the year 1989, the governor shall appoint a commissioner with the advice and consent of the Senate.
||The commissioner shall serve for a period of four years from July 1 of the year of the commissioner’s appointment.
||The commissioner shall:
||be an individual of recognized executive and administrative capacity;
||be selected solely with regard to the commissioner’s qualifications and fitness to discharge the duties of the commissioner’s office;
||be of high moral character;
||be of good standing in the community in which the commissioner lives; and
||have been a resident of this state for a period of at least five years immediately prior to appointment.
||The commissioner shall devote full time to the duties of the office.
Amended by Chapter 352, 2020 General Session