Part 1 General Provisions 11-53-101 – 11-53-102
Part 2 Funding Authorization and Reimbursement Provisions 11-53-201 – 11-53-203

Terms Used In Utah Code > Title 11 > Chapter 53

  • Acquisition date: means the day on which the state received title to land. See Utah Code 41-6a-702
  • Alley: means a street or highway intended to provide access to the rear or side of lots or buildings in urban districts and not intended for through vehicular traffic. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Automatic renewal provision: means a provision under which a service contract is renewed for one or more specified periods if:
    (a) the renewal causes the service contract to be in effect more than six months after the day of the initiation of the service contract; and
    (b) the renewal is effective unless the consumer gives notice to the seller of the consumer's intention to terminate the service contract. See Utah Code 15-10-102
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Bicycle: includes an electric assisted bicycle. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Business consumer: means a person engaged in business if the person enters into a service contract as part of the person's business activities. See Utah Code 15-10-102
  • 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
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Conservation area: means an area that potentially has wilderness characteristics. See Utah Code 41-6a-702
  • Consumer: means a natural person who rents personal property under a rental purchase agreement to be used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes. See Utah Code 11-50-201
  • Consumer: includes a representative of an association subject to:
    (i) Title 57, Chapter 8, Condominium Ownership Act; or
    (ii) Title 57, Chapter 8a, Community Association Act. See Utah Code 15-10-102
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • 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.
  • Department: means the Department of Public Safety. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • DNR: means the Department of Natural Resources. See Utah Code 41-6a-702
  • Electric assisted bicycle: means a bicycle with an electric motor that:
    (a) has a power output of not more than 750 watts;
    (b) has fully operable pedals on permanently affixed cranks;
    (c) is fully operable as a bicycle without the use of the electric motor; and
    (d) is one of the following:
    (i) an electric assisted bicycle equipped with a motor or electronics that:
    (A) provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling; and
    (B) ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour;
    (ii) an electric assisted bicycle equipped with a motor or electronics that:
    (A) may be used exclusively to propel the bicycle; and
    (B) is not capable of providing assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour; or
    (iii) an electric assisted bicycle equipped with a motor or electronics that:
    (A) provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling;
    (B) ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 28 miles per hour; and
    (C) is equipped with a speedometer. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Electric personal assistive mobility device: means a self-balancing device with:
    (i) two nontandem wheels in contact with the ground;
    (ii) a system capable of steering and stopping the unit under typical operating conditions;
    (iii) an electric propulsion system with average power of one horsepower or 750 watts;
    (iv) a maximum speed capacity on a paved, level surface of 12. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Eligible property: means a residential property with a recorded title as a two-party, multifamily condominium. See Utah Code 11-53-102
  • Eligible property owner: means an owner:
    (a) of an eligible property; and
    (b) that intends to subdivide the property and transfer title to a single-family fee simple ownership. See Utah Code 11-53-102
  • 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.
  • Farm tractor: means a motor vehicle designed and used primarily as a farm implement, for drawing plows, mowing machines, and other implements of husbandry. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Freeway: means a controlled-access highway that is part of the interstate system as defined in Section 72-1-102. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Highway: means the entire width between property lines of every way or place of any nature when any part of it is open to the use of the public as a matter of right for vehicular travel. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Highway authority: means the same as that term is defined in Section 72-1-102. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Intersection: means the area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curblines, or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two or more highways which join one another. See Utah Code 41-6a-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.
  • Land: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Law enforcement agency: means the same as that term is as defined in Section 53-1-102. See Utah Code 41-6a-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
  • Lessor: means a person who regularly provides the use of property through rental purchase agreements and to whom rental payments are initially payable on the face of a rental purchase agreement. See Utah Code 11-50-201
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Limited access highway: means a highway:
    (a) that is designated specifically for through traffic; and
    (b) over, from, or to which neither owners nor occupants of abutting lands nor other persons have any right or easement, or have only a limited right or easement of access, light, air, or view. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Local highway authority: means the legislative, executive, or governing body of a county, municipal, or other local board or body having authority to enact laws relating to traffic under the constitution and laws of the state. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Moped: includes a motor assisted scooter. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Motor vehicle: means a vehicle that is self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Motor-driven cycle: means every motorcycle, motor scooter, moped, motor assisted scooter, and every motorized bicycle having:
    (i) an engine with less than 150 cubic centimeters displacement; or
    (ii) a motor that produces not more than five horsepower. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Motorcycle: means :
    (a) a motor vehicle, other than a tractor, having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel with not more than three wheels in contact with the ground; or
    (b) an autocycle. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Net proceeds: means the proceeds from the sale of public lands, after subtracting expenses incident to the sale of the public lands. See Utah Code 41-6a-605
  • Notice: includes all papers and orders, except process, required to be served in any proceeding before any court, board, commission or officer, or when required by law to be served independently of such proceedings. See Utah Code 13-51-107
  • 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.
  • Operator: means a person who is in actual physical control of a vehicle. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Peace officer: means a peace officer authorized under Title 53, Chapter 13, Peace Officer Classifications, to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of traffic laws. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Pedestrian: means a person traveling:
    (a) on foot; or
    (b) in a wheelchair. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Person: means :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, organization, association, trust, governmental agency, or any other legal entity. See Utah Code 10-1-104
  • Person: means every natural person, firm, copartnership, association, or corporation. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Personal property: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • PLPCO: means the Public Lands Policy Coordination Office. See Utah Code 41-6a-702
  • Private road or driveway: means every way or place in private ownership and used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having express or implied permission from the owner, but not by other persons. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Process: as used in this chapter includes all writs, warrants, summonses and orders of the courts of justice or judicial officers. See Utah Code 13-51-107
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Protected wilderness area: means an area of wilderness that has been designated under this chapter as part of the Utah wilderness preservation system. See Utah Code 41-6a-702
  • Public lands: means lands within the exterior boundaries of this state except:
    (a) lands to which title is held by a person who is not a governmental entity;
    (b) lands owned or held in trust by this state, a political subdivision of this state, or an independent entity;
    (c) lands reserved for use by the state system of public education as described in Utah Constitution Article X, Section 2, or a state institution of higher education listed in Section 53B-1-102;
    (d) school and institutional trust lands as defined in Section 53C-1-103;
    (e) lands within the exterior boundaries as of January 1, 2012, of the following that are designated as national parks:
    (i) Arches National Park;
    (ii) Bryce Canyon National Park;
    (iii) Canyonlands National Park;
    (iv) Capitol Reef National Park; and
    (v) Zion National Park;
    (f) lands within the exterior boundaries as of January 1, 2012, of the following national monuments managed by the National Park Service as of January 1, 2012:
    (i) Cedar Breaks National Monument;
    (ii) Dinosaur National Monument;
    (iii) Hovenweep National Monument;
    (iv) Natural Bridges National Monument;
    (v) Rainbow Bridge National Monument; and
    (vi) Timpanogos Cave National Monument;
    (g) lands within the exterior boundaries as of January 1, 2012, of the Golden Spike National Historic Site;
    (h) lands within the exterior boundaries as of January 1, 2012, of the following wilderness areas located in the state that, as of January 1, 2012, are designated as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System under the Wilderness Act of 1964, 16 U. See Utah Code 41-6a-605
  • Railroad: means a carrier of persons or property upon cars operated on stationary rails. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • real property: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Reimbursement fund: means a fund established in accordance with Section 11-53-201. See Utah Code 11-53-102
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rental purchase agreement: means an agreement for the use of personal property by a natural person primarily for personal, family, or household purposes for an initial period of four months or less that is automatically renewable with each payment after the initial period, but which does not obligate or require the consumer to continue renting or using the property beyond the initial period, and that permits the consumer to become the owner of the property. See Utah Code 11-50-201
  • Right-of-way: means the right of one vehicle or pedestrian to proceed in a lawful manner in preference to another vehicle or pedestrian approaching under circumstances of direction, speed, and proximity that give rise to danger of collision unless one grants precedence to the other. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Road: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Road: means a road classified as either a class B road, as described in Section 72-3-103, or a class D road, as described in Section 72-3-105. See Utah Code 41-6a-702
  • Roadway: means that portion of highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Seller: means a person providing service, maintenance, or repair under a service contract. See Utah Code 15-10-102
  • Semitrailer: means a vehicle with or without motive power:
    (i) designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle; and
    (ii) constructed so that some part of its weight and that of its load rests on or is carried by another vehicle. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Service contract: means a contract for service, maintenance, or repair:
    (i) in connection with real property; or
    (ii) that provides a benefit to the real property. See Utah Code 15-10-102
  • Signature: includes a name, mark, or sign written with the intent to authenticate an instrument or writing. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • 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
  • Traffic: means pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for the purpose of travel. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Traffic-control device: means a sign, signal, marking, or device not inconsistent with this chapter placed or erected by a highway authority for the purpose of regulating, warning, or guiding traffic. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Trailer: means a vehicle with or 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 41-6a-102
  • United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Vehicle: means a device in, on, or by which a person or property is or may be transported or drawn on a highway, except devices used exclusively on stationary rails or tracks. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Wilderness: means a roadless area of undeveloped state-owned land, other than land owned by the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, that:
    (a) is acquired by the state from the federal government through purchase, exchange, grant, or any other means of conveyance of title after May 13, 2014;
    (b) retains its primeval character and influence, without permanent improvements or human habitation;
    (c) generally appears to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature, with minimal human impact;
    (d) has at least 5,000 contiguous acres of land, or is of sufficient size as to make practicable its preservation and use in an unimpaired condition;
    (e) has outstanding opportunities for solitude, or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation; and
    (f) may contain ecological, geological, or other features of scientific, educational, scenic, or historical value. See Utah Code 41-6a-702
  • Writ: means an order or precept in writing, issued in the name of:Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Writing: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
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