Utah introduced a bill to end the assessment of monetary fines in juvenile court cases.
- Repeals the requirement that the juvenile court impose a surcharge on penalties assessed by the juvenile court.
- Eliminates costs for retrieving a requested record from the juvenile court.
- Eliminates the fine or fee when a juvenile court finds a child in contempt of court .
- Requires the juvenile court to vacate the balance due on any judgment imposing a fine, fee cost or other financial obligation on a minor, the minors parent guardian or custodian on or before May 4, 2022, if the underlying statutory authority is no longer in effect; makes the balance is unenforceable an uncollectible.
- Eliminates the filing fee for a petition of expungement.
You can read the full bill here.
Primary sponsor(s): Senator Todd D. Weiler
Bill number: Senate Bill 120
Name of Bill (as introduced): Juvenile Justice Amendments