Administrator: includes "executor" when the subject matter justifies the use. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
advisory council: means a board, commission, or council that:
provides advice and makes recommendations to another person or entity who makes policy for the benefit of the general public;
is created by and whose duties are provided by statute or by executive order; and
performs its duties only under the supervision of another person as provided by statute. See Utah Code 41-1a-216
Agent: means any person who:
owns an interest in or is employed by a proprietary school; and
enrolls or attempts to enroll a resident of this state in a proprietary school;
offers to award educational credentials for remuneration on behalf of a proprietary school; or
holds himself out to residents of this state as representing a proprietary school for any purpose. See Utah Code 13-34-103
Agent: means a person who:
owns an interest in a postsecondary school; or
is employed by a postsecondary school; and
enrolls or attempts to enroll a Utah resident in a postsecondary school;
offers to award an educational credential for remuneration on behalf of a postsecondary school; or
holds oneself out to Utah residents as representing a postsecondary school for any purpose. See Utah Code 13-34a-102
Amateur radio operator: means any person licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to engage in private and experimental two-way radio operation on the amateur band radio frequencies. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
Armed forces: means the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
Beneficiary: means a person holding a certificate representing a beneficial interest in the trust estate and assets. See Utah Code 13-34a-203
Camper: means any structure designed, used, and maintained primarily to be mounted on or affixed to a motor vehicle that contains a floor and is designed to provide a mobile dwelling, sleeping place, commercial space, or facilities for human habitation or for camping. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
Certificate of postsecondary state authorization: means a certificate issued by the division to a postsecondary school in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See Utah Code 13-34a-102
Certificate of registration: means approval from the division to operate a school or institution in compliance with this chapter and rules adopted under this chapter. See Utah Code 13-34-103
Certificate of title: means a document issued by a jurisdiction to establish a record of ownership between an identified owner and the described vehicle, vessel, or outboard motor. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
an entity that is working on behalf of a charter school or approved charter applicant to develop or construct a charter school building. See Utah Code 11-36a-102
City: means a municipality that is classified by population as a city of the first class, a city of the second class, a city of the third class, a city of the fourth class, or a city of the fifth class, under Section 10-2-301. See Utah Code 10-1-104
commercial entity: means a person that:
has an office or other place of business located in the state; and
in the ordinary course of business transacts a consumer transaction in this state. See Utah Code 13-37-102
Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
Compensation: means anything of economic value that is paid or transferred to a commercial entity for or in direct consideration of the disclosure of nonpublic personal information. See Utah Code 13-37-102
Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
Computer software: means a sequence of instructions written in any programming language that is executed on a computer. See Utah Code 13-40-102
Computer virus: means a computer program or other set of instructions that is designed to degrade the performance of or disable a computer or computer network and is designed to have the ability to replicate itself on another computer or computer network without the authorization of the owner of the other computer or computer network. See Utah Code 13-40-102
Consumer transaction: includes :
the use of nonpublic personal information in relation to a transaction with a person if the transaction is for primarily personal, family, or household purposes; and
with respect to any transaction described in Subsection (4)(a):
County: means a unit of local government that is a body corporate and politic and a legal subdivision of the state, with geographic boundaries as described in Section 17-50-104, and powers as provided in Part 3, County Powers. See Utah Code 17-50-101
Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
Dealer: means a person engaged or licensed to engage in the business of buying, selling, or exchanging new or used vehicles, vessels, or outboard motors either outright or on conditional sale, bailment, lease, chattel mortgage, or otherwise or who has an established place of business for the sale, lease, trade, or display of vehicles, vessels, or outboard motors. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
Dealership: means a site or location in this state:
at which a franchisee conducts the business of a new powersport vehicle dealer; and
that is identified as a new powersport vehicle dealer's principal place of business for registration purposes under Section 13-35-105. See Utah Code 13-35-102
Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
Development activity: means any construction or expansion of a building, structure, or use, any change in use of a building or structure, or any changes in the use of land that creates additional demand and need for public facilities. See Utah Code 11-36a-102
Development approval: means :
except as provided in Subsection (4)(b), any written authorization from a local political subdivision that authorizes the commencement of development activity;
development activity, for a public entity that may develop without written authorization from a local political subdivision;
a written authorization from a public water supplier, as defined in Section 73-1-4, or a private water company:
to reserve or provide:
a water right;
a system capacity; or
a distribution facility; or
to deliver for a development activity:
culinary water; or
irrigation water; or
a written authorization from a sanitary sewer authority, as defined in Section 10-9a-103:
Division: means the Division of Consumer Protection in the Department of Commerce. See Utah Code 13-39-102
Educational credential: means a degree, diploma, certificate, transcript, report, document, letter of designation, mark, or series of letters, numbers, or words that represent enrollment, attendance, or satisfactory completion of the requirements or prerequisites of an educational program. See Utah Code 13-34a-102
Educational credentials: means degrees, diplomas, certificates, transcripts, reports, documents, or letters of designation, marks, appellations, series of letters, numbers, or words that signify or appear to signify satisfactory completion of any requirement or prerequisite for any educational program. See Utah Code 13-34-103
Enactment: means :
a municipal ordinance, for a municipality;
a county ordinance, for a county; and
a governing board resolution, for a local district, special service district, or private entity. See Utah Code 11-36a-102
Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
Executive: when used to describe the powers, duties, or functions of a person or body elected as the county executive or a person appointed as the county manager or administrative officer, refers to:
the power and duty to carry laws and ordinances into effect and secure their due observance; and
those powers, duties, and functions that, under constitutional and statutory provisions and through long usage and accepted practice and custom at the federal and state level, have come to be regarded as belonging to the executive branch of government. See Utah Code 17-50-101
Executive director: means the executive director of the Department of Commerce. See Utah Code 13-35-102
Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
False pretenses: means the representation of a fact or circumstance that is not true and is calculated to mislead. See Utah Code 13-40-102
Farm truck: means a truck used by the owner or operator of a farm solely for the owner's or operator's own use in the transportation of:
farm products, including livestock and its products, poultry and its products, floricultural and horticultural products;
farm supplies, including tile, fence, and every other thing or commodity used in agricultural, floricultural, horticultural, livestock, and poultry production; and
livestock, poultry, and other animals and things used for breeding, feeding, or other purposes connected with the operation of a farm. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
Filed: means the division has received and approved, as to form, a document submitted under this chapter, and has marked on the face of the document a stamp or seal indicating the time of day and date of approval, the name of the division, the division director's signature and division seal, or facsimiles of the signature or seal. See Utah Code 13-14-308
Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
franchise agreement: means a written agreement, for a definite or indefinite period, in which:
a person grants to another person a license to use a trade name, trademark, service mark, or related characteristic; and
a community of interest exists in the marketing of new powersport vehicles, new powersport vehicle parts, and services related to the sale or lease of new powersport vehicles at wholesale or retail. See Utah Code 13-35-102
Franchisee: means a person with whom a franchisor has agreed or permitted, in writing or in practice, to purchase, sell, or offer for sale new powersport vehicles manufactured, produced, represented, or distributed by the franchisor. See Utah Code 13-35-102
Franchisor: means a person who has, in writing or in practice, agreed with or permits a franchisee to purchase, sell, or offer for sale new powersport vehicles manufactured, produced, represented, or distributed by the franchisor, and includes:
the manufacturer or distributor of the new powersport vehicles;
an intermediate distributor;
an agent, officer, or field or area representative of the franchisor; and
a person who is affiliated with a manufacturer or a representative or who directly or indirectly through an intermediary is controlled by, or is under common control with the manufacturer. See Utah Code 13-35-102
Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
Impact fee: means a payment of money imposed upon new development activity as a condition of development approval to mitigate the impact of the new development on public infrastructure. See Utah Code 11-36a-102
Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
Institution: means an individual, corporation, partnership, association, cooperative, or other legal entity. See Utah Code 13-34-103
Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
Intentional violation: means a violation of a provision of this chapter that occurs or continues after the division, the attorney general, a county attorney, or a district attorney gives the violator written notice, delivered by certified mail, that the violator is or has been in violation of the provision. See Utah Code 13-34a-102
Intentionally deceptive: means any of the following:
an intentionally and materially false or fraudulent statement;
a statement or description that intentionally omits or misrepresents material information in order to deceive an owner or operator of a computer; or
an intentional and material failure to provide a notice to an owner or operator concerning the installation or execution of computer software, for the purpose of deceiving the owner or operator. See Utah Code 13-40-102
Internet: means the global information system that is logically linked together by a globally unique address space based on the Internet protocol (IP), or its subsequent extensions, and that is able to support communications using the transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) suite, or its subsequent extensions, or other IP-compatible protocols, and that provides, uses, or makes accessible, either publicly or privately, high-level services layered on communications and related infrastructure. See Utah Code 13-40-102
Internet service provider: means :
an Internet service provider, as defined in Section 76-10-1230; or
Jurisdiction: means a state, district, province, political subdivision, territory, or possession of the United States or any foreign country. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
Lead: means the referral by a franchisor to a franchisee of an actual or potential customer for the purchase or lease of a new powersport vehicle, or for service work related to the franchisor's vehicles. See Utah Code 13-35-102
Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
Legislative: when used to describe the powers, duties, or functions of a county commission or council, refers to:
the power and duty to enact ordinances, levy taxes, and establish budgets; and
those powers, duties, and functions that, under constitutional and statutory provisions and through long usage and accepted practice and custom at the federal and state level, have come to be regarded as belonging to the legislative branch of government. See Utah Code 17-50-101
Level of service: means the defined performance standard or unit of demand for each capital component of a public facility within a service area. See Utah Code 11-36a-102
Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
Line-make: means the powersport vehicles that are offered for sale, lease, or distribution under a common name, trademark, service mark, or brand name of the franchisor, or manufacturer of the powersport vehicle. See Utah Code 13-35-102
Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
Manufactured home: means a transportable factory built housing unit constructed on or after June 15, 1976, according to the Federal Home Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (HUD Code), in one or more sections, which, in the traveling mode, is eight body feet or more in width or 40 body feet or more in length, or when erected on site, is 400 or more square feet, and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical systems. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
Manufacturer: means a person engaged in the business of constructing, manufacturing, assembling, producing, or importing new or unused vehicles, vessels, or outboard motors for the purpose of sale or trade. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
Markup: The process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation.
Message: means a graphical or text communication presented to an authorized user of a computer. See Utah Code 13-40-102
Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
Mobile home: means a transportable factory built housing unit built prior to June 15, 1976, in accordance with a state mobile home code which existed prior to the Federal Manufactured Housing and Safety Standards Act (HUD Code). See Utah Code 41-1a-102
a metro township as that term is defined in Section 10-2a-403 unless the term is used in the context of authorizing, governing, or otherwise regulating the provision of municipal services. See Utah Code 10-1-104
New powersport vehicle dealer: means a person who is engaged in the business of buying, selling, offering for sale, or exchanging new powersport vehicles either outright or on conditional sale, bailment, lease, chattel mortgage, or otherwise who has established a place of business for the sale, lease, trade, or display of powersport vehicles. See Utah Code 13-35-102
Nonpublic personal information: includes :
a person's Social Security number;
information used to determine a person's credit worthiness including a person's:
Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
Odometer: means a device for measuring and recording the actual distance a vehicle travels while in operation, but does not include any auxiliary odometer designed to be periodically reset. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
Offer: means to advertise, publicize, solicit, or encourage any person directly or indirectly. See Utah Code 13-34-103
Operate: means to:
maintain a place of business in the state;
conduct significant educational activities within the state; or
provide postsecondary education to a Utah resident that:
is intended to lead to a postsecondary degree or certificate; and
is provided from a location outside the state by correspondence or telecommunications or electronic media technology. See Utah Code 13-34a-102
Operating history: means a report, written evaluation, publication, or other documentation regarding:
the current accreditation status of a postsecondary school with an accrediting agency; and
an action taken by an accrediting agency that:
places the postsecondary school on probation;
imposes disciplinary action against the postsecondary school;
requires the postsecondary school to take corrective action; or
provides the postsecondary school with a warning or directive to show cause. See Utah Code 13-34a-102
Outboard motor: means a detachable self-contained propulsion unit, excluding fuel supply, used to propel a vessel. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
Owner: means a person, other than a lienholder, holding title to a vehicle, vessel, or outboard motor whether or not the vehicle, vessel, or outboard motor is subject to a security interest. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
Owner or operator: means the owner or lessee of a computer, or a person using a computer with the owner's or lessee's authorization. See Utah Code 13-40-102
Ownership: means :
the controlling interest in a school, institution, or college; or
if an entity holds the controlling interest in the school, institution, or college, the controlling interest in the entity that holds the controlling interest in the school, institution, or college. See Utah Code 13-34-103
Ownership: means :
the controlling interest in a postsecondary school; or
if an entity holds the controlling interest in the postsecondary school, the controlling interest in the entity that holds the controlling interest in the postsecondary school. See Utah Code 13-34a-102
Park model recreational vehicle: means a unit that:
is designed and marketed as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel, or seasonal use;
is not permanently affixed to real property for use as a permanent dwelling;
requires a special highway movement permit for transit; and
is built on a single chassis mounted on wheels with a gross trailer area not exceeding 400 square feet in the setup mode. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
Person: means an individual, general partnership, limited liability partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, limited association, domestic or foreign trust, estate, association, or corporation. See Utah Code 13-34a-203
Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or other organization, or any combination thereof. See Utah Code 13-40-102
Personally identifiable information: means any of the following information if it allows the entity holding the information to identify the owner or operator of a computer:
the first name or first initial in combination with the last name and a home or other physical address including street name;
a personal identification code in conjunction with a password required to access an identified account, other than a password, personal identification number, or other identification number transmitted by an authorized user to the issuer of the account or its agent;
a Social Security number, tax identification number, driver license number, passport number, or any other government-issued identification number; or
an account balance, overdraft history, or payment history that personally identifies an owner or operator of a computer. See Utah Code 13-40-102
Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
Postsecondary education: means education or educational services offered primarily to individuals who:
have completed or terminated their secondary or high school education; or
Private entity: means an entity in private ownership with at least 100 individual shareholders, customers, or connections, that is located in a first, second, third, or fourth class county and provides water to an applicant for development approval who is required to obtain water from the private entity either as a:
specific condition of development approval by a local political subdivision acting pursuant to a prior agreement, whether written or unwritten, with the private entity; or
functional condition of development approval because the private entity:
has no reasonably equivalent competition in the immediate market; and
Proportionate share: means the cost of public facility improvements that are roughly proportionate and reasonably related to the service demands and needs of any development activity. See Utah Code 11-36a-102
Proprietary school: means a private institution, including a business, modeling, paramedical, tax preparation, or trade or technical school, that offers postsecondary education:
in consideration of the payment of tuition or fees; and
for the attainment of educational, professional, or vocational objectives. See Utah Code 13-34-103
Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
Public facilities: means only the following impact fee facilities that have a life expectancy of 10 or more years and are owned or operated by or on behalf of a local political subdivision or private entity:
water rights and water supply, treatment, storage, and distribution facilities;
wastewater collection and treatment facilities;
storm water, drainage, and flood control facilities;
municipal power facilities;
parks, recreation facilities, open space, and trails;
public safety facilities;
environmental mitigation as provided in Section 11-36a-205; or
Registration: means a document issued by a jurisdiction that allows operation of a vehicle or vessel on the highways or waters of this state for the time period for which the registration is valid and that is evidence of compliance with the registration requirements of the jurisdiction. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
for a powersport dealership in a county that has a population of less than 225,000:
the county in which the powersport dealership exists or is to be established or relocated; and
in addition to the county described in Subsection (13)(a)(i), the area within a 15-mile radius from the site of the existing, new, or relocated dealership; or
for a powersport dealership in a county that has a population of 225,000 or more, the area within a 10-mile radius from the site of the existing, new, or relocated dealership. See Utah Code 13-35-102
Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
Semitrailer: means every vehicle without motive power designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and constructed so that some part of its weight and its load rests or is carried by another vehicle. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
Service area: means a geographic area designated by an entity that imposes an impact fee on the basis of sound planning or engineering principles in which a public facility, or a defined set of public facilities, provides service within the area. See Utah Code 11-36a-102
Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
Signature: includes a name, mark, or sign written with the intent to authenticate an instrument or writing. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
Special group license plate: means a type of license plate designed for a particular group of people or a license plate authorized and issued by the division in accordance with Section 41-1a-418. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
Special interest vehicle: means a vehicle used for general transportation purposes and that is:
20 years or older from the current year; or
a make or model of motor vehicle recognized by the division director as having unique interest or historic value. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
Special mobile equipment: includes :
off-road motorized construction or maintenance equipment including backhoes, bulldozers, compactors, graders, loaders, road rollers, tractors, and trenchers; and
State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes a state, district, or territory of the United States. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
substantially detrimental: includes the failure of any proposed transferee to meet the objective criteria applied by the franchisor in qualifying franchisees at the time of application. See Utah Code 13-35-305
System improvements: means :
existing public facilities that are:
identified in the impact fee analysis under Section 11-36a-304; and
designed to provide services to service areas within the community at large; and
future public facilities identified in the impact fee analysis under Section 11-36a-304 that are intended to provide services to service areas within the community at large. See Utah Code 11-36a-102
Trailer: means a vehicle without motive power designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and constructed so that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
Utah Code: means the 1953 recodification of the Utah Code, as amended, unless the text expressly references a portion of the 1953 recodification of the Utah Code as it existed:Utah Code 48-2e-1156
Utah institution: means a school or institution that: