Part 1 General Provisions 11-46-101 – 11-46-103
Part 2 Animal Shelter Pet Sterilization Act 11-46-201 – 11-46-208
Part 3 Community Cat Act 11-46-301 – 11-46-304

Terms Used In Utah Code > Title 11 > Chapter 46

  • Administrator: means the motor vehicle enforcement administrator. See Utah Code 41-3-102
  • Administrator: includes "executor" when the subject matter justifies the use. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Animal: means a cat or dog. See Utah Code 11-46-102
  • Animal control officer: means any person employed or appointed by a county or a municipality who is authorized to investigate violations of laws and ordinances concerning animals, to issue citations in accordance with Utah law, and take custody of animals as appropriate in the enforcement of the laws and ordinances. See Utah Code 11-46-102
  • Animal shelter: means a facility or program:
    (a) providing services for stray, lost, or unwanted animals, including holding and placing the animals for adoption, but does not include an institution conducting research on animals, as defined in Section 26-26-1; or
    (b) a private humane society or private animal welfare organization. See Utah Code 11-46-102
  • 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
  • Auction: means a dealer engaged in the business of auctioning motor vehicles, either owned or consigned, to the general public. See Utah Code 41-3-102
  • 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
  • Commission: means the State Tax Commission. See Utah Code 41-3-102
  • Community cat: means a feral or free-roaming cat that is without visibly discernable or microchip owner identification of any kind, and has been sterilized, vaccinated, and ear-tipped. See Utah Code 11-46-302
  • Community cat caretaker: means any person other than an owner who provides food, water, or shelter to a community cat or community cat colony. See Utah Code 11-46-302
  • Community cat colony: means a group of cats that congregate together. See Utah Code 11-46-302
  • Consignee: means a dealer who accepts vehicles for sale under an agreement that the dealer will pay the consignor for any sold vehicle and will return any unsold vehicles. See Utah Code 41-3-802
  • Consignor: means a person who places a vehicle with a consignee for consignment sale. See Utah Code 41-3-802
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: includes a representative or consignee of any dealer. See Utah Code 41-3-102
  • Direct-sale manufacturer: means a person:
    (a) that is both a manufacturer and a dealer;
    (b) that, in this state, sells, displays for sale, or offers for sale or exchange only new motor vehicles of the person's own line-make that are:
    (i) exclusively propelled through the use of electricity, a hydrogen fuel cell, or another non-fossil fuel source;
    (ii) 
    (A) passenger vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 pounds or less; or
    (B) trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 pounds or less; and
    (iii) manufactured by the person;
    (c) that is not a franchise holder;
    (d) that is domiciled in the United States; and
    (e) whose chief officers direct, control, and coordinate the person's activities as a direct-sale manufacturer from a physical location in the United States. See Utah Code 41-3-102
  • Division: means the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division created in Section 41-3-104. See Utah Code 41-3-102
  • 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.
  • Executor: includes "administrator" when the subject matter justifies the use. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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: means a contract or agreement between a dealer and a manufacturer of new motor vehicles or a manufacturer's distributor or factory branch by which the dealer is authorized to sell any specified make or makes of new motor vehicles. See Utah Code 41-3-102
  • Guardian: includes a person who:Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Highway: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Motor vehicle: means a vehicle that is:
    (i) self-propelled;
    (ii) a trailer, travel trailer, or semitrailer; or
    (iii) an off-highway vehicle or small trailer. See Utah Code 41-3-102
  • Municipal: means of or relating to a municipality. See Utah Code 10-1-104
  • Municipality: means :
    (a) a city of the first class, city of the second class, city of the third class, city of the fourth class, city of the fifth class;
    (b) a town, as classified in Section 10-2-301; or
    (c) 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 motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle that:
    (a) has never been titled or registered; and
    (b) for a motor vehicle that is not a trailer, travel trailer, or semitrailer, has been driven less than 7,500 miles. See Utah Code 41-3-102
  • Obligation: includes a liability in tort and contractual obligations;
  • (2) "Obligee" includes a creditor and a person having a right based on a tort;
    (3) "Obligor" includes a debtor and a person liable for a tort;
    (4) 
    (a) "School fee" means a charge, deposit, rent, or other mandatory payment imposed by:
    (i) a public school as defined in Section 26-39-102; or
    (ii) a private school that provides education to students in any grade from kindergarten through grade 12. See Utah Code 15-4-1
  • 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.
  • Person: means an individual, an entity, or a representative of an entity. See Utah Code 11-46-102
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, organization, association, trust, governmental agency, or any other legal entity. See Utah Code 10-1-104
  • Person: means :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Personal property: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Principal place of business: means a site or location in this state:
    (i) devoted exclusively to the business for which the dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, transporter, dismantler, crusher, or body shop is licensed, and businesses incidental to them;
    (ii) sufficiently bounded by fence, chain, posts, or otherwise marked to definitely indicate the boundary and to admit a definite description with space adequate to permit the display of three or more new, or new and used, or used motor vehicles and sufficient parking for the public; and
    (iii) that includes a permanent enclosed building or structure large enough to accommodate the office of the establishment and to provide a safe place to keep the books and other records of the business, at which the principal portion of the business is conducted and the books and records kept and maintained. See Utah Code 41-3-102
  • Process: means a writ or summons issued in the course of a judicial proceeding. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Proof of sterilization: means a written document signed by a veterinarian licensed under Title 58, Chapter 28, Veterinary Practice Act, stating:
    (a) a specified animal has been sterilized;
    (b) the date on which the sterilization was performed; and
    (c) the location where the sterilization was performed. See Utah Code 11-46-202
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • real property: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Recipient: means the person to whom an animal shelter transfers an animal for adoption. See Utah Code 11-46-202
  • Salesperson: means an individual who for a salary, commission, or compensation of any kind, is employed either directly, indirectly, regularly, or occasionally by any new motor vehicle dealer or used motor vehicle dealer to sell, purchase, or exchange or to negotiate for the sale, purchase, or exchange of motor vehicles. See Utah Code 41-3-102
  • Several obligors: means obligors severally bound for the same performance. See Utah Code 15-4-1
  • Sponsor: means any person or organization that traps feral cats, sterilizes, vaccinates against rabies, and ear-tips them before returning them to the location where they were trapped. See Utah Code 11-46-302
  • 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
  • Sterilization deposit: means the portion of a fee charged by an animal shelter to a recipient or claimant of an unsterilized animal to ensure the animal is timely sterilized in accordance with an agreement between the recipient or the claimant and the animal shelter. See Utah Code 11-46-202
  • Sterilized: means that an animal has been surgically altered either by the spaying of a female animal or by the neutering of a male animal, so it is unable to reproduce. See Utah Code 11-46-202
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Transfer: means that an animal shelter sells, gives away, places for adoption, or transfers an animal to a recipient. See Utah Code 11-46-202
  • Transporter: means a person engaged in the business of transporting motor vehicles as described in Section 41-3-202. See Utah Code 41-3-102
  • Unincorporated: means not within a municipality. See Utah Code 10-1-104
  • Vessel: when used with reference to shipping, includes a steamboat, canal boat, and every structure adapted to be navigated from place to place. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Writing: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
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