S.J.R. 5 - Joint Resolution to Amend the Rules of Civil Procedure on Disqualification of a Judge


Sponsor: Sen. Kirk A. Cullimore
Floor Sponsor: Rep. Michael K. Mckell
Floor Sponsor: Sen. Michael K. Mckell

Better Utah Position

– Oppose

Bill Status

– Did Not Pass

Bill Timeline

  • 3/2/20- Passed Senate 2nd reading
  • 3/12/20- Filed as not passed


Allows a lawyer to disqualify one judge per case without cause.

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Voted "Yes"
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Yes Sen. Curtis S. Bramble Republican SD16
Yes Sen. David G. Buxton Republican SD20
Yes Sen. Allen M. Christensen Republican SD19
Yes Sen. Kirk A. Cullimore Republican SD9
Yes Sen. Luz Escamilla Democrat SD1
Yes Sen Lincoln Fillmore Republican SD10
Yes Sen. Keith Grover Republican SD15
Yes Sen. Daniel Hemmert Republican SD14
Yes Sen. Deidre M. Henderson Republican SD7
Yes Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard Republican SD25
Yes Sen. David P. Hinkins Republican SD27
Yes Sen. Don L. Ipson Republican SD29
Yes Sen. Derek L. Kitchen Democrat SD2
Yes Sen. Karen Mayne Democrat SD5
Yes Sen. Daniel McCay Republican SD11
Yes Sen. Ralph Okerlund Republican SD24
Yes Sen. Scott D. Sandall Republican SD17
Yes Sen. Evan J. Vickers Republican SD28
Yes Sen. Todd Weiler Republican SD23
Yes Sen. Ronald Winterton Republican SD26
Voted "No"
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No Sen. Wayne A. Harper Republican SD6
No Sen. Jani Iwamoto Democrat SD4
No Sen. Kathleen Riebe Democrat SD8
No Sen. Daniel W. Thatcher Republican SD12
Officially Absent
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Absent Sen. J. Stuart Adams Republican SD22
Absent Sen. Jacob L. Anderegg Republican SD13
Absent Sen. Gene Davis Democrat SD3
Absent Sen. Ann Millner Republican SD18
Absent Sen. Jerry W. Stevenson Republican SD21
Didn't Get to Vote
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