Terms Used In Utah Code > Title 41 > Chapter 6a > Part 16
Actual county daily incarceration rate: means the median amount of jail daily incarceration costs based on the data submitted by counties in accordance with Section 64-13e-104(6)(b). See Utah Code 64-13e-102
Actual state daily incarceration rate: means the average daily incarceration rate, calculated by the department based on the previous three fiscal years, that reflects the following expenses incurred by the department for housing an inmate:
Annual inmate jail days: means the total number of state probationary inmates housed in a county jail each day for the preceding fiscal year. See Utah Code 64-13e-102
Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
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
Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
Authorized emergency vehicle: includes :
fire department vehicles;
other publicly or privately owned vehicles as designated by the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
Base percentage: means the population of a county or county zone as a percentage of the state population on June 30, 2023, and June 30 of every fifth subsequent year, determined using:
the most recent United States decennial or special census; or
Correctional services: means those services necessary for the operation of a correctional facility, including the provision of food, clothing, security, programs, and health care. See Utah Code 64-13d-102
Eastern zone: means , except as provided in Subsection (6)(b), Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Grand, San Juan, and Uintah counties. See Utah Code 64-13f-102
Emergency: means any riot, disturbance, homicide, inmate violence occurring in any correctional facility, or any situation that presents immediate danger to the safety, security, and control of the department. See Utah Code 64-13-1
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 director: means the executive director of the Department of Corrections. See Utah Code 64-13-1
Explosives: means a chemical compound or mechanical mixture commonly used or intended for the purpose of producing an explosion and that contains any oxidizing and combustive units or other ingredients in proportions, quantities, or packing so that an ignition by fire, friction, concussion, percussion, or detonator of any part of the compound or mixture may cause a sudden generation of highly heated gases, and the resultant gaseous pressures are capable of producing destructive effects on contiguous objects or of causing death or serious bodily injury. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
Facility: means a private correctional facility established or operated under a contract with the department. See Utah Code 64-13d-102
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
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.
Flammable liquid: means a liquid that has a flashpoint of 100 degrees F. 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.
Gross weight: means the weight of a vehicle without a load plus the weight of any load on the vehicle. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
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
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
Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
Inmate: means any person who is committed to the custody of the department and who is housed at a correctional facility or at a county jail at the request of the department. See Utah Code 64-13-1
Jail daily incarceration costs: means the following daily costs incurred by a county jail for housing a state probationary inmate on behalf of the department:
Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
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.
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
Pole trailer: means a vehicle without motive power:
designed to be drawn by another vehicle and attached to the towing vehicle by means of a reach, or pole, or by being boomed or otherwise secured to the towing vehicle; and
that is ordinarily used for transporting long or irregular shaped loads including poles, pipes, or structural members generally capable of sustaining themselves as beams between the supporting connections. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
Process: means a writ or summons issued in the course of a judicial proceeding. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
Roadway: means that portion of highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
School bus: means a motor vehicle that:
complies with the color and identification requirements of the most recent edition of "Minimum Standards for School Buses"; and
is used to transport school children to or from school or school activities. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
Secure correctional facility: means any prison, penitentiary, or other institution operated by the department or under contract for the confinement of offenders, where force may be used to restrain them if they attempt to leave the institution without authorization. See Utah Code 64-13-1
Semitrailer: 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 some part of its weight and that of its load rests on or is carried by another vehicle. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
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.
Solid rubber tire: means a tire of rubber or other resilient material that does not depend on compressed air for the support of the load. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
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
State inmate: means an individual, other than a state probationary inmate or state parole inmate, who is committed to the custody of the department. See Utah Code 64-13e-102
Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
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
Truck: means a motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained primarily for the transportation of property. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
Truck tractor: means a motor vehicle:
designed and used primarily for drawing other vehicles; and
constructed to carry a part of the weight of the vehicle and load drawn by the truck tractor. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
Urban district: means the territory contiguous to and including any street, in which structures devoted to business, industry, or dwelling houses are situated at intervals of less than 100 feet, for a distance of a quarter of a mile or more. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
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
Western zone: means , except as provided in Subsection (9)(b), Beaver, Garfield, Tooele, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne counties. See Utah Code 64-13f-102