Part 1 General Provisions 63G-7-101 – 63G-7-102
Part 2 Governmental Immunity – Statement, Scope, and Effect 63G-7-201 – 63G-7-203
Part 3 Waivers of Immunity 63G-7-301 – 63G-7-302
Part 4 Notice of Claim Against a Governmental Entity or a Government Employee 63G-7-401 – 63G-7-403
Part 5 Legal Actions Under this Chapter – Jurisdiction and Venue 63G-7-501 – 63G-7-502
Part 6 Legal Actions Under this Chapter – Procedures, Requirements, Damages, and Limitations on Judgments 63G-7-601 – 63G-7-605
Part 7 Payment Process and Sources for Paying Proved Claims Against Governmental Entities 63G-7-701 – 63G-7-704
Part 8 Self-Insurance and Purchase of Liability Insurance by Governmental Entities 63G-7-801 – 63G-7-805
Part 9 Coverage and Representation of State Entities and Employees 63G-7-901 – 63G-7-904

Terms Used In Utah Code > Title 63G > Chapter 7

  • Administrator: includes "executor" when the subject matter justifies the use. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Certificate of title: means a document issued by a jurisdiction to establish a record of ownership between an identified owner and the described vehicle, vessel, or outboard motor. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Claim: means any asserted demand for or cause of action for money or damages, whether arising under the common law, under state constitutional provisions, or under state statutes, against a governmental entity or against an employee in the employee's personal capacity. See Utah Code 63G-7-102
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: means a person engaged or licensed to engage in the business of buying, selling, or exchanging new or used vehicles, vessels, or outboard motors either outright or on conditional sale, bailment, lease, chattel mortgage, or otherwise or who has an established place of business for the sale, lease, trade, or display of vehicles, vessels, or outboard motors. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Division: means the Motor Vehicle Division of the commission, created in Section 41-1a-106. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Employee: includes :
    (i) a governmental entity's officers, employees, servants, trustees, or commissioners;
    (ii) members of a governing body;
    (iii) members of a government entity board;
    (iv) members of a government entity commission;
    (v) members of an advisory body, officers, and employees of a Children's Justice Center created in accordance with Section 67-5b-102;
    (vi) student teachers holding a license issued by the State Board of Education;
    (vii) educational aides;
    (viii) students engaged in internships under Section 53B-16-402 or 53G-7-902;
    (ix) volunteers as defined by Subsection 67-20-2(3); and
    (x) tutors. See Utah Code 63G-7-102
  • Event data: means records of one or more of the following categories of information regarding a motor vehicle that are captured by an event data recorder:
    (i) whether the vehicle's air bag deployed;
    (ii) vehicle speed;
    (iii) vehicle steering performance;
    (iv) vehicle brake performance or use; or
    (v) vehicle seatbelt status or use. See Utah Code 41-1a-1502
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Governmental entity: means the state and its political subdivisions as both are defined in this section. See Utah Code 63G-7-102
  • Governmental function: includes each activity, undertaking, or operation performed by a department, agency, employee, agent, or officer of a governmental entity. See Utah Code 63G-7-102
  • Guardian: includes a person who:Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Highway: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Identification number: includes a vehicle identification number, state assigned identification number, hull identification number, and motor serial number. See Utah Code 41-1a-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
  • Injury: means death, injury to a person, damage to or loss of property, or any other injury that a person may suffer to the person or estate, that would be actionable if inflicted by a private person or the private person's agent. See Utah Code 63G-7-102
  • Jurisdiction: means a state, district, province, political subdivision, territory, or possession of the United States or any foreign country. See Utah Code 41-1a-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
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Lienholder: means a person with a security interest in particular property. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Manufactured home: means a transportable factory built housing unit constructed on or after June 15, 1976, according to the Federal Home Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (HUD Code), in one or more sections, which, in the traveling mode, is eight body feet or more in width or 40 body feet or more in length, or when erected on site, is 400 or more square feet, and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical systems. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Manufacturer: means a person engaged in the business of constructing, manufacturing, assembling, producing, or importing new or unused vehicles, vessels, or outboard motors for the purpose of sale or trade. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mobile home: means a transportable factory built housing unit built prior to June 15, 1976, in accordance with a state mobile home code which existed prior to the Federal Manufactured Housing and Safety Standards Act (HUD Code). See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Motor vehicle: means a self-propelled vehicle intended primarily for use and operation on the highways. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Oath: includes "affirmation. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • 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.
  • Odometer: means a device for measuring and recording the actual distance a vehicle travels while in operation, but does not include any auxiliary odometer designed to be periodically reset. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Outboard motor: means a detachable self-contained propulsion unit, excluding fuel supply, used to propel a vessel. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Owner: means a person, other than a lienholder, holding title to a vehicle, vessel, or outboard motor whether or not the vehicle, vessel, or outboard motor is subject to a security interest. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Person: means :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Personal injury: means an injury of any kind other than property damage. See Utah Code 63G-7-102
  • Personal property: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Political subdivision: means any county, city, town, school district, community reinvestment agency, special improvement or taxing district, local district, special service district, an entity created by an interlocal agreement adopted under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, or other governmental subdivision or public corporation. See Utah Code 63G-7-102
  • 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.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Process: means a writ or summons issued in the course of a judicial proceeding. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Property damage: means injury to, or loss of, any right, title, estate, or interest in real or personal property. See Utah Code 63G-7-102
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • real property: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Registration: means a document issued by a jurisdiction that allows operation of a vehicle or vessel on the highways or waters of this state for the time period for which the registration is valid and that is evidence of compliance with the registration requirements of the jurisdiction. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Road: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Security interest: means an interest that is reserved or created by a security agreement to secure the payment or performance of an obligation and that is valid against third parties. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Semitrailer: means every vehicle 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 its load rests or is carried by another vehicle. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • State: means the state of Utah, and includes each office, department, division, agency, authority, commission, board, institution, hospital, college, university, Children's Justice Center, or other instrumentality of the state. See Utah Code 63G-7-102
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes a state, district, or territory of the United States. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Title: means the right to or ownership of a vehicle, vessel, or outboard motor. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Trailer: means a vehicle 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 41-1a-102
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • 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 48-2e-1156
  • Vehicle: includes a motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, off-highway vehicle, camper, park model recreational vehicle, manufactured home, and mobile home. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Vessel: means the same as that term is defined in Section 73-18-2. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Willful misconduct: means the intentional doing of a wrongful act, or the wrongful failure to act, without just cause or excuse, where the actor is aware that the actor's conduct will probably result in injury. See Utah Code 63G-7-102
  • Writing: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
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