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Utah Code Title 78B. Judicial Code § 78B-6-1604. Collection of civil penalty

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(1) A local entity shall mail a notice of the civil penalty amount for which an individual is liable by first-class or certified mail within 14 days of the day after which a citation is issued under Section 78B-6-1603.  The notice shall contain the following information:

(a) the name of the one or more individuals being held liable for the payment of the civil penalty;

(b) the address of the location where the underage drinking gathering occurs;

(c) the date and time of the response;

(d) the name of an emergency service provider who responds to the underage drinking gathering;  and

(e) an itemized list of the response costs for which the one or more individuals are liable.

(2)(a) An individual liable under Section 78B-6-1603 shall remit payment of a civil penalty to the local entity that provides the notice required by Subsection (1) within 90 days of the date on which the notice is sent.

(b) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(a), a local entity may:

(i) reduce the amount of a civil penalty;  or

(ii) negotiate a payment schedule for a civil penalty.

(3)(a) A civil penalty imposed under this section may be appealed as provided in Section 78B-6-1606.

(b) Notwithstanding Subsection (4), the payment of a civil payment is stayed upon an appeal made pursuant to Section 78B-6-1606.

(4)(a) The amount of a civil penalty owed under this part is considered a debt owed to the local entity by the individual held liable under this part for an underage drinking gathering.

(b) After the notice required by Subsection (1), an individual owing a civil penalty is liable in a civil action brought in the name of the local entity for recovery of:

(i) the civil penalty;  and

(ii) reasonable attorney fees.

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