Utah Administrative Code

The Utah Administrative Code is the body of all effective administrative rules as compiled and organized by the Division of Administrative Rules (see Subsection 63G-3-102(5); see also Sections 63G-3-701 and 702).

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R671. Pardons (Board of), Administration.

Rule R671-316. Redetermination.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

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R671-316-1. Redetermination Review.

(1) Redetermination is a process whereby the Department of Corrections (Department) or an offender may request that the Board review new, material, and significant information, or reconsider a prior decision.

(2) Redetermination of a previous decision may be considered if:

(a) the time requirements of this rule are met;

(b) the offender has no new criminal convictions since the entry of the decision for which redetermination is sought;

(c) the offender has no pending major disciplinary violations; and

(d) the Board finds that a significant and material change in circumstances has occurred which it has not previously considered.

(3) The Department or an offender may submit a redetermination request, asking the Board to reconsider a prior decision, if:

(a) the decision ordered the expiration of a life sentence, and at least ten years have passed since the Board's decision or any subsequent redetermination decision;

(b) the decision ordered a release, rehearing, or expiration of any sentence not involving the expiration of a life sentence, and at least five years have passed since the Board's decision or any subsequent redetermination decision; or

(c)(i) the decision set an original hearing for a homicide offense, pursuant to Utah R. Admin. P. R671-201-1(3)(a);

(ii) the original hearing was set more than fifteen years following the offender's arrival at the prison; and

(iii) at least ten years have passed since the administrative review decision or any subsequent redetermination decision.

(4) A redetermination request shall:

(a) clearly and specifically state the reasons supporting the redetermination request;

(b) include a current report detailing the offender's case action plan compliance, treatment participation and history, disciplinary history, and current risk assessment; and

(c) be signed by the offender if not submitted by the Department.

(5) If the request for redetermination is not submitted by the Department, the Board may request that the Department review the request, provide any updated institutional, medical, or other report requested by the Board, and make a recommendation regarding the request.

(6) The Board may make a decision regarding a redetermination request with or without a hearing.

(7) If the Board denies a redetermination request, the decision shall be accompanied by a brief statement or rationale giving the reason for the denial.


parole, inmates

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

October 15, 2015

Notice of Continuation

January 30, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

Art. VII, Sec. 12; 63G-3-201(3); 77-27-5; 77-27-9

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R671, please contact the promulgating agency (Pardons (Board of), Administration). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.