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 - Governmental Immunity Act of Utah

  • Administrator: includes "executor" when the subject matter justifies the use. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Camper: means a structure designed, used, and maintained primarily to be mounted on or affixed to a motor vehicle that contains a floor and is designed to provide a mobile dwelling, sleeping place, commercial space, or facilities for human habitation or for camping. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • 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
  • City: includes , depending on population, a metro township as defined in Section 10-3c-102. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • 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
  • Commission: means the State Tax Commission. See Utah Code 41-1a-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.
  • Consumer price index: means the same as that term is defined in Section 59-13-102. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • 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.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Diesel fuel: means the same as that term is defined in Section 59-13-102. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • 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
  • Electric motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle that is powered solely by an electric motor drawing current from a rechargeable energy storage system. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • 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
  • 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 truck: means a truck used by the owner or operator of a farm solely for the owner's or operator's own use in the transportation of:
    (i) farm products, including livestock and its products, poultry and its products, floricultural and horticultural products;
    (ii) farm supplies, including tile, fence, and any other thing or commodity used in agricultural, floricultural, horticultural, livestock, and poultry production; and
    (iii) livestock, poultry, and other animals and things used for breeding, feeding, or other purposes connected with the operation of a farm. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • 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 :
    (a) the state and its political subdivisions; and
    (b) a law enforcement agency, as defined in Section 53-1-102, that employs one or more law enforcement officers, as defined in Section 53-13-103. 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
  • Gross laden weight: means the actual weight of a vehicle or combination of vehicles, equipped for operation, to which shall be added the maximum load to be carried. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Guardian: includes a person who:Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Highway: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Hybrid electric motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle that draws propulsion energy from onboard sources of stored energy that are both:
    (a) an internal combustion engine or heat engine using consumable fuel; and
    (b) a rechargeable energy storage system where energy for the storage system comes solely from sources onboard the vehicle. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • 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: (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
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Motor fuel: means the same as that term is defined in Section 59-13-102. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Motor vehicle: means a self-propelled vehicle intended primarily for use and operation on the highways. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Motorcycle: means :
    (a) a motor vehicle having a saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground; or
    (b) an autocycle. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Natural gas: means a fuel of which the primary constituent is methane. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Oath: includes "affirmation. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Park model recreational vehicle: means a unit that:
    (a) is designed and marketed as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel, or seasonal use;
    (b) is not permanently affixed to real property for use as a permanent dwelling;
    (c) requires a special highway movement permit for transit; and
    (d) is built on a single chassis mounted on wheels with a gross trailer area not exceeding 400 square feet in the setup mode. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • Person: means :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Personal injury: means an injury of any kind other than property damage. See Utah Code 63G-7-102
  • Personal property: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plug-in hybrid electric motor vehicle: means a hybrid electric motor vehicle that has the capability to charge the battery or batteries used for vehicle propulsion from an off-vehicle electric source, such that the off-vehicle source cannot be connected to the vehicle while the vehicle is in motion. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • 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 68-3-12.5
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Road: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Semitrailer: means a 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.
  • Special group license plate: means a type of license plate designed for a particular group of people or a license plate authorized and issued by the division in accordance with Section 41-1a-418. See Utah Code 41-1a-102
  • 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 68-3-12.5
  • 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
  • Town: includes , depending on population, a metro township as defined in Section 10-3c-102. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Vintage vehicle: means the same as that term is defined in Section 41-21-1. 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 68-3-12.5
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