§ 57-21-1 Short title
§ 57-21-2 Definitions
§ 57-21-2.5 Supremacy over local regulations — No special class created for other purposes
§ 57-21-2.7 Nonseverability
§ 57-21-3 Exemptions — Sale by private individuals — Nonprofit organizations — Noncommercial transactions
§ 57-21-4 Conduct and requirements excluded — Defenses
§ 57-21-5 Discriminatory practices enumerated — Protected persons, classes enumerated
§ 57-21-6 Discriminatory housing practices regarding residential real estate-related transactions — Discriminatory housing practices regarding the provisions of brokerage services
§ 57-21-6.1 Discriminatory housing practices regarding real estate — Existing real property contract provisions
§ 57-21-7 Prohibited conduct — Aiding or abetting in discriminatory actions — Obstruction of division investigation — Reprisals
§ 57-21-8 Jurisdiction — Commission — Division
§ 57-21-9 Procedure for an aggrieved person to file a complaint — Conciliation — Investigation — Determination
§ 57-21-10 Judicial election or formal adjudicative hearing
§ 57-21-11 Relief granted — Civil penalties — Enforcement of final order
§ 57-21-12 Other rights of action
§ 57-21-13 Disclosure of information
§ 57-21-14 Effect of federal action

Terms Used In Utah Code > Title 57 > Chapter 21 - Utah Fair Housing Act

  • Adjudicative proceeding: means :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Affiliate: means the same as that term is defined in Section 16-6a-102. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • 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
  • Aggrieved person: includes a person who:
    (a) claims to have been injured by a discriminatory housing practice; or
    (b) believes that the person will be injured by a discriminatory housing practice that is about to occur. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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 bond: means a bail bond insurance product for a specified monetary amount that is:
    (a) executed by a bail bond producer licensed in accordance with Section 31A-35-401; and
    (b) issued to a court, magistrate, or authorized officer to secure:
    (i) the release of a person from incarceration; and
    (ii) the appearance of the released person at court hearings the person is required to attend. See Utah Code 31A-35-102
  • Bail bond agency: means any sole proprietor or entity that:
    (a) is licensed under Subsection 31A-35-404(1) or (2);
    (b) 
    (i) is the agent of a surety insurer that sells a bail bond in connection with judicial proceedings;
    (ii) pledges the assets of a letter of credit from a Utah depository institution for a bail bond in connection with judicial proceedings; or
    (iii) pledges personal or real property, or both, as security for a bail bond in connection with judicial proceedings; and
    (c) receives or is promised money or other things of value for a service described in Subsection (2)(b). See Utah Code 31A-35-102
  • Bail bond producer: means an individual who:
    (a) is appointed by:
    (i) a surety insurer that sells bail bonds; or
    (ii) a bail bond agency licensed under this chapter;
    (b) is appointed to execute or countersign undertakings of bail in connection with judicial proceedings; and
    (c) receives or is promised money or other things of value for engaging in an act described in Subsection (3)(b). See Utah Code 31A-35-102
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Board: means the Bail Bond Oversight Board created in Section 31A-35-201. See Utah Code 31A-35-102
  • Certificate: means a certificate of authority issued under this chapter to allow an insurer to operate as a surety insurer. See Utah Code 31A-35-102
  • Commission: means the Labor Commission. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • Complainant: means an aggrieved person, including the director, who has commenced a complaint with the division. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conciliation: means the attempted resolution of an issue raised in a complaint of discriminatory housing practices by the investigation of the complaint through informal negotiations involving the complainant, the respondent, and the division. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • Conciliation agreement: means a written agreement setting forth the resolution of the issues in conciliation. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • Conciliation conference: means the attempted resolution of an issue raised in a complaint or by the investigation of a complaint through informal negotiations involving the complainant, the respondent, and the division. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • 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.
  • Covered multifamily dwelling: means :
    (a) a building consisting of four or more dwelling units if the building has one or more elevators; and
    (b) the ground floor units in other buildings consisting of four or more dwelling units. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Insurance Department. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Director: means a member of the board of directors of a corporation. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Director: means the director of the division or a designee. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • Disability: means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of a person's major life activities, including a person having a record of such an impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • Discriminate: includes segregate or separate. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • Discriminatory housing practice: means an act that is unlawful under this chapter. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • Division: means the Division of Antidiscrimination and Labor established under the commission. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • Dwelling: means :
    (a) a building or structure, or a portion of a building or structure, occupied as, designed as, or intended for occupancy as a residence of one or more families; or
    (b) vacant land that is offered for sale or lease for the construction or location of a dwelling as described in Subsection (14)(a). See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • Employee: means :
    (a) an individual employed by an employer; or
    (b) an individual who meets the requirements of Subsection (53)(b). See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • Familial status: means one or more individuals who have not attained the age of 18 years being domiciled with:
    (i) a parent or another person having legal custody of the one or more individuals; or
    (ii) the designee of the parent or other person having custody, with the written permission of the parent or other person. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Filed: means that a filing is:
    (i) submitted to the department as required by and in accordance with applicable statute, rule, or filing order;
    (ii) received by the department within the time period provided in applicable statute, rule, or filing order; and
    (iii) accompanied by the appropriate fee in accordance with:
    (A) Section 31A-3-103; or
    (B) rule. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Filing: when used as a noun, means an item required to be filed with the department including:
    (a) a policy;
    (b) a rate;
    (c) a form;
    (d) a document;
    (e) a plan;
    (f) a manual;
    (g) an application;
    (h) a report;
    (i) a certificate;
    (j) an endorsement;
    (k) an actuarial certification;
    (l) a licensee annual statement;
    (m) a licensee renewal application;
    (n) an advertisement;
    (o) a binder; or
    (p) an outline of coverage. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • 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.
  • Form: means one of the following prepared for general use:
    (i) a policy;
    (ii) a certificate;
    (iii) an application;
    (iv) an outline of coverage; or
    (v) an endorsement. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Gender identity: has the meaning provided in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5). See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • 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
  • Insured: means a person to whom or for whose benefit an insurer makes a promise in an insurance policy and includes:
    (i) a policyholder;
    (ii) a subscriber;
    (iii) a member; and
    (iv) a beneficiary. 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 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
  • Liability insurance: includes :
    (i) vehicle liability insurance;
    (ii) residential dwelling liability insurance; and
    (iii) making inspection of, and issuing a certificate of inspection upon, an elevator, boiler, machinery, or apparatus of any kind when done in connection with insurance on the elevator, boiler, machinery, or apparatus. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • License: includes a certificate of authority issued to an insurer. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Limited lines producer: means a person who sells, solicits, or negotiates limited lines insurance. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Liquid assets: means financial holdings that can be converted into cash in a timely manner without the loss of principal. See Utah Code 31A-35-102
  • Member: means a person having membership rights in an insurance corporation. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • National origin: means the place of birth of an individual or of any lineal ancestors. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • Order: means an order of the commissioner. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • 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
  • Person: includes one or more individuals, corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, associations, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint-stock companies, trusts, unincorporated organizations, trustees, trustees in cases under the United States Bankruptcy Code, receivers, and fiduciaries. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Principal: means a person that:
    (a) guarantees the performance of a bail bond; or
    (b) owns not less than 10% of the bail bond agency. See Utah Code 31A-35-102
  • 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 68-3-12.5
  • producer: means a person licensed or required to be licensed under the laws of this state to sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • real estate: means any right, title, estate, or interest in land, including all nonextracted minerals located in, on, or under the land, all buildings, fixtures and improvements on the land, and all water rights, rights-of-way, easements, rents, issues, profits, income, tenements, hereditaments, possessory rights, claims, including mining claims, privileges, and appurtenances belonging to, used, or enjoyed with the land or any part of the land. See Utah Code 57-1-1
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • real property: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Reinsurance: means an insurance transaction where an insurer, for consideration, transfers any portion of the risk it has assumed to another insurer. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • 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.
  • Respondent: means a person against whom a complaint of housing discrimination has been initiated. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • salesperson: means a principal broker, an associate broker, or a sales agent as those terms are defined in Section 61-2f-102. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • Security: means a:
    (i) note;
    (ii) stock;
    (iii) bond;
    (iv) debenture;
    (v) evidence of indebtedness;
    (vi) certificate of interest or participation in a profit-sharing agreement;
    (vii) collateral-trust certificate;
    (viii) preorganization certificate or subscription;
    (ix) transferable share;
    (x) investment contract;
    (xi) voting trust certificate;
    (xii) certificate of deposit for a security;
    (xiii) certificate of interest of participation in an oil, gas, or mining title or lease or in payments out of production under such a title or lease;
    (xiv) commodity contract or commodity option;
    (xv) certificate of interest or participation in, temporary or interim certificate for, receipt for, guarantee of, or warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase any of the items listed in Subsections (171)(a)(i) through (xiv); or
    (xvi) another interest or instrument commonly known as a security. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • Sell: means to exchange a contract of insurance:
    (a) by any means;
    (b) for money or its equivalent; and
    (c) on behalf of an insurance company. See Utah Code 31A-1-301
  • 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.
  • Sex: means gender and includes pregnancy, childbirth, and disabilities related to pregnancy or childbirth. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • Sexual orientation: means an individual's actual or perceived orientation as heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • Source of income: means the verifiable condition of being a recipient of federal, state, or local assistance, including medical assistance, or of being a tenant receiving federal, state, or local subsidies, including rental assistance or rent supplements. See Utah Code 57-21-2
  • 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
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Surety insurer: means an insurer that:
    (a) is licensed under Chapter 4, Insurers in General, Chapter 5, Domestic Stock and Mutual Insurance Corporations, or Chapter 14, Foreign Insurers;
    (b) receives a certificate under this title; and
    (c) sells bail bonds in connection with judicial proceedings. See Utah Code 31A-35-102
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Utah Code: means the 1953 recodification of the Utah Code, as amended, unless the text expressly references a portion of the 1953 recodification of the Utah Code as it existed:Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Utah depository institution: means a depository institution, as defined in Section 7-1-103, that:
    (a) has Utah as its home state; or
    (b) operates a branch in Utah. See Utah Code 31A-35-102
  • Writ: means an order or precept in writing, issued in the name of:Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writing: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
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