Part 1 General Provisions 11-51a-101 – 11-51a-104
Part 2 Limitations 11-51a-201

Terms Used In Utah Code > Title 11 > Chapter 51a

  • Assessment: means an in-depth clinical interview with a licensed mental health therapist:
    (i) used to determine if a person is in need of:
    (A) substance abuse treatment that is obtained at a substance abuse program;
    (B) an educational series; or
    (C) a combination of Subsections (1)(a)(i)(A) and (B); and
    (ii) that is approved by the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health in accordance with Section 62A-15-105. See Utah Code 41-6a-501
  • Catastrophic public nuisance: means a condition on state or federal land where natural resources and biota have been managed or neglected to such an extent as to cause:
    (a) the threat of a catastrophic wildfire demonstrated by:
    (i) stand density, basal area, or ground fuel load greater than 150% of land health standards; or
    (ii) an insect or disease infestation severe enough to threaten the mortality of at least 20% of the trees in the area; or
    (b) a condition in the area that threatens the:
    (i) quantity or quality of the public water supply of a political subdivision;
    (ii) health, safety, or welfare of the citizens of a political subdivision;
    (iii) air quality of a nonattainment area; or
    (iv) vegetative resources required to support land health and authorized livestock grazing. See Utah Code 11-51a-102
  • Chief executive officer: means :
    (a) for a municipality:
    (i) the mayor, if the municipality is operating under a form of municipal government other than the council-manager form of government; or
    (ii) the city manager, if the municipality is operating under the council-manager form of government;
    (b) for a county:
    (i) the chair of the county commission, if the county is operating under the county commission or expanded county commission form of government;
    (ii) the county executive officer, if the county is operating under the county-executive form of government; or
    (iii) the county manager, if the county is operating under the council-manager form of government. See Utah Code 11-51a-102
  • City: includes , depending on population, a metro township as defined in Section 10-3c-102. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: means any conviction arising from a separate episode of driving for a violation of:
    (i) driving under the influence under Section 41-6a-502;
    (ii) 
    (A) for an offense committed before July 1, 2008, alcohol, any drug, or a combination of both-related reckless driving under:
    (I) Section 41-6a-512; and
    (II) Section 41-6a-528; or
    (B) for an offense committed on or after July 1, 2008, impaired driving under Section 41-6a-502. See Utah Code 41-6a-501
  • 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.
  • County executive: means :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • County sheriff: means an individual:
    (a) elected to the office of county sheriff; and
    (b) who fulfills the duties described in Subsection 17-22-1. See Utah Code 11-51a-102
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • drugs: means :
    (i) a controlled substance as defined in Section 58-37-2;
    (ii) a drug as defined in Section 58-17b-102; or
    (iii) any substance that, when knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly taken into the human body, can impair the ability of a person to safely operate a motor vehicle. See Utah Code 41-6a-501
  • Educational series: means an educational series obtained at a substance abuse program that is approved by the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health in accordance with Section 62A-15-105. See Utah Code 41-6a-501
  • 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.
  • Federal agency: means the:
    (a) United States Bureau of Land Management;
    (b) United States Forest Service;
    (c) United States Fish and Wildlife Service; or
    (d) National Park Service. See Utah Code 11-51a-102
  • Federally managed land: means land that is managed by a federal agency. See Utah Code 11-51a-102
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Land: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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, corporation, partnership, organization, association, trust, governmental agency, or any other legal entity. See Utah Code 10-1-104
  • Person: means a natural person, firm, copartnership, association, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, governmental agency, public corporation, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Personal property: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Political subdivision: means a municipality or county. See Utah Code 11-51a-102
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Screening: means a preliminary appraisal of a person:
    (i) used to determine if the person is in need of:
    (A) an assessment; or
    (B) an educational series; and
    (ii) that is approved by the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health in accordance with Section 62A-15-105. See Utah Code 41-6a-501
  • Serious bodily injury: means bodily injury that creates or causes:
    (i) serious permanent disfigurement;
    (ii) protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ; or
    (iii) a substantial risk of death. See Utah Code 41-6a-501
  • 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
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Substance abuse treatment: means treatment obtained at a substance abuse program that is approved by the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health in accordance with Section 62A-15-105. See Utah Code 41-6a-501
  • Substance abuse treatment program: means a state licensed substance abuse program. See Utah Code 41-6a-501
  • United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Vehicle: means a device in, on, or by which a person or property is or may be transported or drawn on a highway, except a mobile carrier, as defined in Section 41-6a-1120, or a device used exclusively on stationary rails or tracks. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Writing: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
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