Part 1 Marital Violations 76-7-101 – 76-7-102
Part 2 Nonsupport and Sale of Children 76-7-201 – 76-7-203
Part 3 Abortion 76-7-301 – 76-7-331

Terms Used In Utah Code > Title 76 > Chapter 7

  • Abortion: means :
    (i) the intentional termination or attempted termination of human pregnancy after implantation of a fertilized ovum through a medical procedure carried out by a physician or through a substance used under the direction of a physician;
    (ii) the intentional killing or attempted killing of a live unborn child through a medical procedure carried out by a physician or through a substance used under the direction of a physician; or
    (iii) the intentional causing or attempted causing of a miscarriage through a medical procedure carried out by a physician or through a substance used under the direction of a physician. See Utah Code 76-7-301
  • Abortion clinic: means the same as that term is defined in Section 26-21-2. See Utah Code 76-7-301
  • Abuse: means the same as that term is defined in Section 78A-6-105. See Utah Code 76-7-301
  • Act: means a voluntary bodily movement and includes speech. See Utah Code 76-1-601
  • Actor: means a person whose criminal responsibility is in issue in a criminal action. See Utah Code 76-1-601
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Armed forces: means the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • 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.
  • CDL: means a license:
    (a) issued substantially in accordance with the requirements of Title XII, Pub. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • City: includes , depending on population, a metro township as defined in Section 10-3c-102. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of public safety appointed under Section 53-1-107. See Utah Code 53-1-102
  • 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.
  • Conduct: means an act or omission. See Utah Code 76-1-601
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Department: means the Department of Public Safety created in Section 53-1-103. See Utah Code 53-1-102
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Utah Code 76-7-301
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Division: means the Driver License Division of the department created in Section 53-3-103. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Down syndrome: means a genetic condition associated with an extra chromosome 21, in whole or in part, or an effective trisomy for chromosome 21. See Utah Code 76-7-301
  • Drive: means :
    (a) to operate or be in physical control of a motor vehicle upon a highway; and
    (b) in Subsections 53-3-414(1) through (3), Subsection 53-3-414(5), and Sections 53-3-417 and 53-3-418, the operation or physical control of a motor vehicle at any place within the state. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • driver: includes any person who is required to hold a CDL under Part 4, Uniform Commercial Driver License Act, or federal law. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Driving privilege card: means the evidence of the privilege granted and issued under this chapter to drive a motor vehicle to a person whose privilege was obtained without providing evidence of lawful presence in the United States. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Gestational age: means the age of an unborn child as calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period of the pregnant woman. See Utah Code 76-7-301
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: includes a person who:Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • 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 traffic. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Hospital: means :
    (a) a general hospital licensed by the department according to Title 26, Chapter 21, Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act; and
    (b) a clinic or other medical facility to the extent that such clinic or other medical facility is certified by the department as providing equipment and personnel sufficient in quantity and quality to provide the same degree of safety to the pregnant woman and the unborn child as would be provided for the particular medical procedures undertaken by a general hospital licensed by the department. See Utah Code 76-7-301
  • Information module: means the pregnancy termination information module prepared by the department. See Utah Code 76-7-301
  • 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.
  • License: means the privilege to drive a motor vehicle. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • License certificate: means the evidence of the privilege issued under this chapter to drive a motor vehicle. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Limited-term license certificate: means the evidence of the privilege granted and issued under this chapter to drive a motor vehicle to a person whose privilege was obtained providing evidence of lawful presence in the United States with one of the document requirements described in Subsection 53-3-205(8)(a)(ii)(B). See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Medical emergency: means that condition which, on the basis of the physician's good faith clinical judgment, so threatens the life of a pregnant woman as to necessitate the immediate abortion of her pregnancy to avert her death, or for which a delay will create serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of major bodily function. See Utah Code 76-7-301
  • Minor: means an individual who is:
    (a) under 18 years of age;
    (b) unmarried; and
    (c) not emancipated. See Utah Code 76-7-301
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Motor vehicle: means the same as that term is defined in Section 41-1a-102. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Oath: includes "affirmation. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Offense: means a violation of any penal statute of this state. See Utah Code 76-1-601
  • Partial birth abortion: means an abortion in which the person performing the abortion:
    (i) deliberately and intentionally vaginally delivers a living fetus until, in the case of a head first presentation, the entire fetal head is outside the body of the mother, or, in the case of breech presentation, any part of the fetal trunk past the navel is outside the body of the mother, for the purpose of performing an overt act that the person knows will kill the partially delivered living fetus; and
    (ii) performs the overt act, other than completion of delivery, that kills the partially living fetus. See Utah Code 76-7-301
  • Person: means an individual, public or private corporation, government, partnership, or unincorporated association. See Utah Code 76-1-601
  • Person: means :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Physician: means :
    (a) a medical doctor licensed to practice medicine and surgery under Title 58, Chapter 67, Utah Medical Practice Act;
    (b) an osteopathic physician licensed to practice osteopathic medicine under Title 58, Chapter 68, Utah Osteopathic Medical Practice Act; or
    (c) a physician employed by the federal government who has qualifications similar to a person described in Subsection (12)(a) or (b). See Utah Code 76-7-301
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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
  • Regular license certificate: means the evidence of the privilege issued under this chapter to drive a motor vehicle whose privilege was obtained by providing evidence of lawful presence in the United States with one of the document requirements described in Subsection 53-3-205(8)(a)(ii)(A). See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Renewal: means to validate a license certificate so that it expires at a later date. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Severe brain abnormality: means a malformation or defect that causes an individual to live in a mentally vegetative state. See Utah Code 76-7-301
  • Signature: includes a name, mark, or sign written with the intent to authenticate an instrument or writing. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • 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
  • Town: includes , depending on population, a metro township as defined in Section 10-3c-102. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • 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
  • Veteran: means an individual who:Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Writing: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • written: includes any handwriting, typewriting, printing, electronic storage or transmission, or any other method of recording information or fixing information in a form capable of being preserved. See Utah Code 76-1-601