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R722. Public Safety, Criminal Investigations and Technical Services, Criminal Identification.

Rule R722-350. Certificate of Eligibility.

As in effect on July 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R722-350-1. Purpose.

The purpose of these rules is to establish procedures by which a petitioner may seek a certificate of eligibility pursuant to Title 77 Chapter 40. Fees established by the bureau in accordance with Section 77-40-106 to be paid by applicants are available on request.

R722-350-2. Authority.

Section 77-40-111 authorizes the department to promulgate rules to implement procedures for the application and issuance of certificates of eligibility.

R722-350-3. Definitions.

Terms used in this rule are defined in Section 77-40-102.

R722-350-4. Application for a Certificate of Eligibility.

(1)(a) An application for a certificate of eligibility must be made in writing to the bureau by filing out the application form established by the bureau.

(b) An application form must be accompanied by a payment of the application fee established by the bureau in the form of cash, check, money order, or credit card.

(2)(a) Upon receipt of a completed application form and payment of the application fee, the bureau shall review each criminal episode contained on the petitioner's criminal history, in its entirety, to determine whether the petitioner meets the requirements for a certificate of eligibility found in Sections 77-40-104 and 77-40-105.

(b) In making its determination, the bureau shall also review all federal, state and local criminal records, to which it has access.

(3) If the bureau has insufficient information to determine if the petitioner meets the requirements for a certificate of eligibility, the bureau may request that the petitioner submit additional information.

(4) If the bureau is unable to obtain disposition information regarding the petitioner's criminal history or cannot determine whether the petitioner meets the requirements for a certificate of eligibility found in Sections 77-40-104 and 77-40-105, the bureau shall send a letter to the petitioner, at the address indicated on the application form, indicating that the petitioner may obtain a special certificate for each criminal episode upon the payment of the issuance fee established by the bureau, per special certificate.

(5) If the bureau determines that the petitioner meets the requirements for the issuance of a certificate of eligibility found in Section 77-40-104, the bureau shall send the certificate of eligibility to the petitioner, at the address indicated on the application form, unless the charges were dismissed pursuant to a plea in abeyance agreement under Title 77, Chapter 2a, Pleas in Abeyance, or a diversion agreement under Title 77, Chapter 2, Prosecution, Screening, and Diversion.

(6) If the bureau determines that the petitioner meets the requirements for the issuance of a certificate of eligibility under any other circumstances, the bureau shall send a letter to the petitioner, at the address indicated on the application form, indicating that the petitioner must pay the issuance fee established by the bureau for each certificate of eligibility.

(7) If the bureau determines that the petitioner does not meet the criteria for the issuance of a certificate of eligibility, the bureau shall send a letter to the petitioner, at the address indicated on the application form, which describes the reasons why the petitioner's application was denied and notifies the petitioner that the petitioner may seek agency review of the bureau's decision by following the procedures outlined in R722-350-4.

R722-350-5. Agency Review of a Decision to Deny an Application for a Certificate of Eligibility.

(1) A petitioner may seek review of the denial of an application for a certificate of eligibility, as provided by Section 63G-4-301, by mailing a written request for review to the bureau within 30 days from the date the denial letter is issued.

(2) The request for review must:

(a) be signed by the petitioner;

(b) state the specific grounds upon which relief is requested;

(c) state the date upon which it was mailed; and

(d) include documentation which supports the petitioner's request for review.

(3) An employee of the bureau shall be designated to review the petitioner's written request, any accompanying documents supplied by the petitioner, and the materials contained in the application file to determine whether the petitioner meets the requirements for the issuance of a certificate found in Section 77-40-104 and 77-40-105.

(4)(a) Within a reasonable time after receiving the request for review, the bureau shall issue a final written order on review, which shall be mailed to the petitioner at the address indicated on the application.

(b) If upon further review the bureau is unable to determine whether the petitioner meets the requirements for a certificate of eligibility found in Sections 77-40-104 and 77-40-105, the bureau shall send a letter to the petitioner, at the address indicated on the application form, indicating that the petitioner may obtain a special certificate for each criminal episode upon the payment of the issuance fee established by the bureau, per special certificate.

(c) If further review indicates that the petitioner meets the requirements for the issuance of a certificate of eligibility found in Section 77-40-104, the bureau shall send a certificate of eligibility to the petitioner, unless the charges were dismissed pursuant to a plea in abeyance agreement under Title 77, Chapter 2a, Pleas in Abeyance, or a diversion agreement under Title 77, Chapter 2, Prosecution, Screening, and Diversion.

(d) If further review indicates that the petitioner meets the requirements for the issuance of a certificate of eligibility under any other circumstances, the order shall indicate that the petitioner must pay the issuance fee established by the bureau for each certificate of eligibility.

(e) If further review indicates that the petitioner does not meet the requirements for the issuance of a certificate, the order shall describe the reasons why the bureau's decision was upheld and notify the petitioner that the petitioner's opportunity to review the bureau's decision is limited to review by the district court as described in R722-350-5.

R722-350-6. Judicial Review.

A petitioner may seek judicial review of the bureau's final written order on review denying an application for a certificate of eligibility, as provided by Section 63G-4-402, by filing a complaint in the district court within 30 days from the date that the bureau's final written order is issued.

KEY

expungement, certificate of eligibility

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

January 10, 2018

Notice of Continuation

September 17, 2015

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

77-40-111; 77-40-102; 77-40-104; 77-40-105; 77-40-106


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R722, please contact the promulgating agency (Public Safety, Criminal Investigations and Technical Services, Criminal Identification). 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.