Part 1 General Provisions 31A-7-101 – 31A-7-106
Part 2 Organization 31A-7-201 – 31A-7-202
Part 3 Management 31A-7-301 – 31A-7-313
Part 4 Reorganization 31A-7-401 – 31A-7-404
Part 5 Miscellaneous Provisions 31A-7-501 – 31A-7-502

Terms Used In Utah Code > Title 31A > Chapter 7

  • Adjudicative proceeding: means :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Administrator: includes "executor" when the subject matter justifies the use. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • 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.
  • Agency: means :
    (a) a person other than an individual, including a sole proprietorship by which an individual does business under an assumed name; and
    (b) an insurance organization licensed or required to be licensed under Section 31A-23a-301, 31A-25-207, or 31A-26-209. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Amendment: means an endorsement to an insurance policy or certificate. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Application: means a document:
    (a) 
    (i) completed by an applicant to provide information about the risk to be insured; and
    (ii) that contains information that is used by the insurer to evaluate risk and decide whether to:
    (A) insure the risk under:
    (I) the coverage as originally offered; or
    (II) a modification of the coverage as originally offered; or
    (B) decline to insure the risk; or
    (b) used by the insurer to gather information from the applicant before issuance of an annuity contract. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Armed forces: means the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • articles of incorporation: means :
    (a) the original articles;
    (b) a special law;
    (c) a charter;
    (d) an amendment;
    (e) restated articles;
    (f) articles of merger or consolidation;
    (g) a trust instrument;
    (h) another constitutive document for a trust or other entity that is not a corporation; and
    (i) an amendment to an item listed in Subsections (11)(a) through (h). See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Auxiliary officer: means a sworn, certified, and supervised special function officer, as described by Section 53-13-112. See Utah Code 31A-7-104
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bail enforcement agent: means an individual licensed under this chapter as a bail enforcement agent to enforce the terms and conditions of a defendant's release on bail in a civil or criminal proceeding, to apprehend a defendant or surrender a defendant to custody, or both, as is appropriate, and who:
    (a) is appointed by a bail bond surety; and
    (b) receives or is promised money or other things of value for this service. See Utah Code 31A-5-505
  • Bail recovery agent: means an individual employed by a bail enforcement agent to assist the bail enforcement agent regarding civil or criminal defendants released on bail by:
    (a) presenting a defendant for required court appearances;
    (b) apprehending or surrendering a defendant to a court; or
    (c) keeping the defendant under necessary surveillance. See Utah Code 31A-5-505
  • Bail recovery apprentice: means any individual licensed under this chapter as a bail recovery apprentice, and who:
    (a) has not met the requirements for licensure as a bail recovery agent or bail enforcement agent; and
    (b) is employed by a bail enforcement agent, and works under the direct supervision of a bail enforcement agent or bail recovery agent employed also by the bail enforcement agent, unless the bail recovery apprentice is conducting activities at the direction of the employing bail enforcement agent that under this chapter do not require direct supervision. See Utah Code 31A-5-505
  • Board: means the governing body of an agency, as described in Section 17C-1-203. See Utah Code 17C-1-102
  • board of directors: means the group of persons with responsibility over, or management of, a corporation, however designated. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Bylaws: includes comparable rules for a trust or other entity that is not a corporation. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Certificate: means evidence of insurance given to:
    (a) an insured under a group insurance policy; or
    (b) a third party. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Certified: means recognized and accepted by the division as having successfully met and maintained the standards and training requirements set and approved by the director of the division with the advice and consent of the council. See Utah Code 31A-7-104
  • Collateral duty: means a duty to corroborate and support a peace officer function that is secondary and supplemental to the primary duty of the position. See Utah Code 31A-7-104
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of public safety appointed under Section 53-1-107. See Utah Code 53-1-102
  • Community: means a county or municipality. See Utah Code 17C-1-102
  • Community development project area plan: means a project area plan adopted under Chapter 4, Part 1, Community Development Project Area Plan. See Utah Code 17C-1-102
  • Community legislative body: means the legislative body of the community that created the agency. See Utah Code 17C-1-102
  • Contest: means to file a written complaint in the district court of the county in which the agency is located. See Utah Code 17C-1-102
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: means an insurance corporation, except when referring to:
    (i) a corporation doing business:
    (A) as:
    (I) an insurance producer;
    (II) a surplus lines producer;
    (III) a limited line producer;
    (IV) a consultant;
    (V) a managing general agent;
    (VI) a reinsurance intermediary;
    (VII) a third party administrator; or
    (VIII) an adjuster; and
    (B) under:
    (I) Chapter 23a, Insurance Marketing - Licensing Producers, Consultants, and Reinsurance Intermediaries;
    (II) Chapter 25, Third Party Administrators; or
    (III) Chapter 26, Insurance Adjusters; or
    (ii) a noninsurer that is part of a holding company system under Chapter 16, Insurance Holding Companies. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Council: means the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council created in Section 53-6-106. See Utah Code 31A-7-104
  • Department: means the Department of Public Safety created in Section 53-1-103. See Utah Code 53-1-102
  • Department: means the Department of Public Safety. See Utah Code 31A-5-505
  • Director: means a member of the board of directors of a corporation. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Director: means the director of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Division appointed under Section 53-6-104. See Utah Code 31A-7-104
  • Division: means the Peace Officer Standards and Training Division created in Section 53-6-103. See Utah Code 31A-7-104
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Health care: means any of the following intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation, or prevention of a human ailment or impairment:
    (a) a professional service;
    (b) a personal service;
    (c) a facility;
    (d) equipment;
    (e) a device;
    (f) supplies; or
    (g) medicine. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Individual: means a natural person. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insurance: includes :
    (i) a risk distributing arrangement providing for compensation or replacement for damages or loss through the provision of a service or a benefit in kind;
    (ii) a contract of guaranty or suretyship entered into by the guarantor or surety as a business and not as merely incidental to a business transaction; and
    (iii) a plan in which the risk does not rest upon the person who makes an arrangement, but with a class of persons who have agreed to share the risk. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Insurer: means a person doing an insurance business as a principal including:
    (i) a fraternal benefit society;
    (ii) an issuer of a gift annuity other than an annuity specified in Subsections 31A-22-1305(2) and (3);
    (iii) a motor club;
    (iv) an employee welfare plan;
    (v) a person purporting or intending to do an insurance business as a principal on that person's own account; and
    (vi) a health maintenance organization. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • 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 an entity of the federal government, a state, or a political subdivision of a state, including a state institution of higher education, that exists primarily to prevent and detect crime and enforce criminal laws, statutes, and ordinances. See Utah Code 53-1-102
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Local law enforcement agency: means a law enforcement agency of any political subdivision of the state. See Utah Code 31A-7-104
  • Member: means a person having membership rights in an insurance corporation. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Motor vehicle: means every self-propelled vehicle and every vehicle propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails, except motorized wheel chairs and vehicles moved solely by human power. See Utah Code 53-1-102
  • Municipality: means a city, town, or metro township as defined in Section 10-2a-403. See Utah Code 17C-1-102
  • Mutual: means a mutual insurance corporation. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Oath: includes "affirmation. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Occupied structure: means any edifice, including residential and public buildings, vehicles, or any other structure that could reasonably be expected to house or shelter persons. See Utah Code 31A-5-505
  • Participant: means one or more persons that enter into a participation agreement with an agency. See Utah Code 17C-1-102
  • Peace officer: means any officer certified in accordance with Title 53, Chapter 13, Peace Officer Classifications. See Utah Code 53-1-102
  • Person: means :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Person: includes :
    (a) an individual;
    (b) a partnership;
    (c) a corporation;
    (d) an incorporated or unincorporated association;
    (e) a joint stock company;
    (f) a trust;
    (g) a limited liability company;
    (h) a reciprocal;
    (i) a syndicate; or
    (j) another similar entity or combination of entities acting in concert. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Plan hearing: means the public hearing on a proposed project area plan required under Subsection 17C-2-102(1)(a)(vi) for an urban renewal project area plan, Subsection 17C-3-102(1)(d) for an economic development project area plan, Subsection 17C-4-102(1)(d) for a community development project area plan, or Subsection 17C-5-104(3)(e) for a community reinvestment project area plan. See Utah Code 17C-1-102
  • Policy: includes a service contract issued by:
    (i) a motor club under Chapter 11, Motor Clubs;
    (ii) a service contract provided under Chapter 6a, Service Contracts; and
    (iii) a corporation licensed under:
    (A) Chapter 7, Nonprofit Health Service Insurance Corporations; or
    (B) Chapter 8, Health Maintenance Organizations and Limited Health Plans. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Policyholder: means a person who controls a policy, binder, or oral contract by ownership, premium payment, or otherwise. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Principal duties: means those duties which are the highest and foremost in responsibility. See Utah Code 31A-7-104
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Proceeding: includes an action or special statutory proceeding. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Process: means a writ or summons issued in the course of a judicial proceeding. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Project area: means the geographic area described in a project area plan within which the project area development described in the project area plan takes place or is proposed to take place. See Utah Code 17C-1-102
  • Project area development: means activity within a project area that, as determined by the board, encourages, promotes, or provides development or redevelopment for the purpose of implementing a project area plan, including:
    (a) promoting, creating, or retaining public or private jobs within the state or a community;
    (b) providing office, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, parking, or other facilities or improvements;
    (c) planning, designing, demolishing, clearing, constructing, rehabilitating, or remediating environmental issues;
    (d) providing residential, commercial, industrial, public, or other structures or spaces, including recreational and other facilities incidental or appurtenant to the structures or spaces;
    (e) altering, improving, modernizing, demolishing, reconstructing, or rehabilitating existing structures;
    (f) providing open space, including streets or other public grounds or space around buildings;
    (g) providing public or private buildings, infrastructure, structures, or improvements;
    (h) relocating a business;
    (i) improving public or private recreation areas or other public grounds;
    (j) eliminating blight or the causes of blight;
    (k) redevelopment as defined under the law in effect before May 1, 2006; or
    (l) any activity described in this Subsection (47) outside of a project area that the board determines to be a benefit to the project area. See Utah Code 17C-1-102
  • Project area plan: means an urban renewal project area plan, an economic development project area plan, a community development project area plan, or a community reinvestment project area plan that, after the project area plan's effective date, guides and controls the project area development. See Utah Code 17C-1-102
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Spectrum: means that which encompasses the scope of authority. See Utah Code 31A-7-104
  • 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.
  • Surplus: means the excess of assets over the sum of paid-in capital and liabilities. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Sworn: means having taken the oath of office set forth in Utah Constitution Article IV, Section 10, administered by the law enforcement agency for whom a peace officer works. See Utah Code 31A-7-104
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trustee: means "director" when referring to the board of directors of a corporation. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Vehicle: means every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See Utah Code 53-1-102
  • Volunteer: means an officer who donates service without pay or other compensation except expenses actually and reasonably incurred as approved by the supervising agency. See Utah Code 31A-7-104
  • While on duty: means while an officer is actually performing the job duties and work activities assigned by the employing agency and for which the officer is trained and certified, and may include time spent outside those duties and activities if that additional time involves an activity that is an integral and necessary part of the job, and is spent for the benefit, and under the direction of, the employing agency. See Utah Code 31A-7-104
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