Amended 2008 General Session
63M-7-401. Creation -- Members -- Appointment -- Qualifications.
(1) There is created a state commission to be known as the Sentencing Commission composed of 27 members. The commission shall develop by-laws and rules in compliance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, and elect its officers.
(2) The commission's members shall be:
(a) two members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the speaker of the House and not of the same political party;
(b) two members of the Senate, appointed by the president of the Senate and not of the same political party;
(c) the executive director of the Department of Corrections or a designee appointed by the executive director;
(d) the director of the Division of Juvenile Justice Services or a designee appointed by the director;
(e) the executive director of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice or a designee appointed by the executive director;
(f) the chair of the Board of Pardons and Parole or a designee appointed by the chair;
(g) the chair of the Youth Parole Authority or a designee appointed by the chair;
(h) two trial judges and an appellate judge appointed by the chair of the Judicial Council;
(i) two juvenile court judges designated by the chair of the Judicial Council;
(j) an attorney in private practice who is a member of the Utah State Bar, experienced in criminal defense, and appointed by the Utah Bar Commission;
(k) an attorney who is a member of the Utah State Bar, experienced in the defense of minors in juvenile court, and appointed by the Utah Bar Commission;
(l) the director of Salt Lake Legal Defenders or a designee appointed by the director;
(m) the attorney general or a designee appointed by the attorney general;
(n) a criminal prosecutor appointed by the Statewide Association of Public Attorneys;
(o) a juvenile court prosecutor appointed by the Statewide Association of Public Attorneys;
(p) a representative of the Utah Sheriff's Association appointed by the governor;
(q) a chief of police appointed by the governor;
(r) a licensed professional appointed by the governor who assists in the rehabilitation of adult offenders;
(s) a licensed professional appointed by the governor who assists in the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders;
(t) two members from the public appointed by the governor who exhibit sensitivity to the concerns of victims of crime and the ethnic composition of the population; and
(u) one member from the public at large appointed by the governor.
63M-7-402. Terms of members -- Vacancies -- Reappointment.
(a) Except as required by Subsection (1)(b), as terms of current commission members expire, the appointing authority shall appoint each new member or reappointed member to a four-year term.
(b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (1)(a), the appointing authority shall, at the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of commission members are staggered so that approximately half of the commission is appointed every two years.
(2) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be appointed for the unexpired term.
(3) All members of the commission, including those appointed before July 1, 1995, shall be eligible for reappointment one time.
If a commission member no longer holds a qualifying position, resigns, or is unable to serve, the vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.
|Board member||Type||Qualification||Original Appointment||Current Appointment||Expiration|
|Member||(t) Victim's Representative||N/A||N/A|
|Barlow, Craig L.||Ex-Officio||(m) Attorney General Designee||3/1/2013||03/01/2013||N/A|
|Black, Craig||Member||(q) Chief of Police||5/1/2013||05/01/2013||5/1/2017|
|Cassell, Patricia S.||Member||(o) Juvenile Prosecutor||10/1/2018||10/01/2018||10/1/2022|
|Coleman, Kim||Member||(a) House Representative - Republican||6/5/2018||06/05/2018||6/30/2022|
|Cordova, Kim||Ex-Officio||(d) Executive Director of CCJJ||11/25/2017||11/25/2017||N/A|
|Davis, Gene||Member||(b) Senate - Democrat||1/1/2013||01/01/2013||N/A|
|Davis, Wendi L.||Member||(r) Licensed Professional for Adult Treatment||9/10/2018||09/10/2018||9/10/2022|
|Haddon, Mike||Ex-Officio||(c) Executive Director of Corrections||10/17/2018||10/17/2018||N/A|
|Hagen, Diana||Member||(h) Appellate Judge||7/25/2019||07/25/2019||7/25/2023|
|Kwarm, John K.||Member||(t) Ethnic Representative||2/5/2019||02/05/2019||2/1/2023|
|Low, Thomas||Member||(h) Trial Judge||4/1/2011||04/01/2015||4/1/2019|
|Lund, Julie||Member||(i) Juvenile Court Judge||11/1/2014||11/01/2014||11/1/2018|
|Mauro, Richard P.||Member||S.L. Legal Defenders Director||4/1/2014||04/01/2014||N/A|
|Nielson, Brian||Member||(p) Sheriff's Association||6/1/2019||06/01/2019||2/1/2021|
|Peterson, Brett M.||Ex-Officio||(g) Director of Division of Youth Corrections||11/3/2018||11/03/2018||N/A|
|Richey, Chyleen A.||Member||(f) Chair of the Board of Pardons and Parole designee||4/1/2015||04/01/2015||N/A|
|Robinson, Ryan||Ex-Officio||(n) Prosecutor||9/1/2018||09/01/2018||N/A|
|Stirba, Peter||Member||(u) Citizen Representative||5/1/2015||05/01/2015||5/1/2019|
|Stoddard, Andrew||Member||(a) House Representative - Democrat||12/18/2019||12/18/2019||N/A|
|Thatcher, Dan||Member||(b) Senate - Republican||5/1/2011||05/01/2011||N/A|
|Trease, Vernice||Member||(h) Trial Judge||3/1/2014||03/01/2018||3/1/2022|
|Vickrey, Pamela L.||Member||(k) Juvenile Defense Attorney||4/1/2014||04/01/2018||4/1/2022|
|Westmoreland, Rick T.||Member||(g) Director of Youth Parole Authority||1/1/2017||01/01/2017||N/A|
|Zidow, Christina N.||Member||(s) professional who assists in the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders||3/1/2014||03/01/2018||3/1/2022|