Title 78B - Judicial Code - Chapter 1 - Juries and Witnesses - Part 1 - Jury and Witness Act - Section 119 - Jurors and witnesses -- Fees and mileage.


Published: 2017-05-09

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Effective 5/9/2017 78B-1-119 Jurors and witnesses -- Fees and mileage. (1) Every juror and witness legally required or in good faith requested to attend a trial court of

record or not of record or a grand jury is entitled to: (a) $18.50 for the first day of attendance and $49 per day for each subsequent day of

attendance; and (b) if traveling more than 50 miles, $1 for each four miles in excess of 50 miles actually and

necessarily traveled in going only, regardless of county lines. (2) Persons in the custody of a penal institution upon conviction of a criminal offense are not

entitled to a witness fee. (3) A witness attending from outside the state in a civil case is allowed mileage at the rate of 25

cents per mile and is taxed for the distance actually and necessarily traveled inside the state in going only.

(4) If the witness is attending from outside the state in a criminal case, the state shall reimburse the witness under Section 77-21-3.

(5) A prosecution witness or a witness subpoenaed by an indigent defendant attending from outside the county but within the state may receive reimbursement for necessary lodging and meal expenses under rule of the Judicial Council.

(6) A witness subpoenaed to testify in court proceedings in a civil action shall receive reimbursement for necessary and reasonable parking expenses from the attorney issuing the subpoena under rule of the Judicial Council or Supreme Court.

Amended by Chapter 56, 2017 General Session