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H.B. 138

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Chief Sponsor: Carol Spackman Moss

Senate Sponsor: Patricia W. Jones

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends provisions of the Utah Criminal Code related to hazing.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    provides a penalty for a charge of hazing when an alcoholic product, drug, or other
             13      substance is involved; H. and
             14      [     .    prohibits a court from allowing a defendant from entering a plea in abeyance related
             15      to a hazing charge if the hazing results in the death of a person; and
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             16          .    makes technical changes.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          76-5-107.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 292
             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             26          Section 1. Section 76-5-107.5 is amended to read:
             27           76-5-107.5. Prohibition of "hazing" -- Definitions -- Penalties.

             28          (1) A person is guilty of hazing if that person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly
             29      commits an act or causes another to commit an act that:
             30          (a) (i) endangers the mental or physical health or safety of another;
             31          (ii) involves any brutality of a physical nature such as whipping, beating, branding,
             32      calisthenics, bruising, electric shocking, placing of a harmful substance on the body, or
             33      exposure to the elements;
             34          (iii) involves consumption of any food, [liquor] alcoholic product, drug, or other
             35      substance or any other physical activity that endangers the mental or physical health and safety
             36      of an individual; or
             37          (iv) involves any activity that would subject the individual to extreme mental stress,
             38      such as sleep deprivation, extended isolation from social contact, or conduct that subjects
             39      another to extreme embarrassment, shame, or humiliation; and
             40          (b) (i) is for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, holding office in,
             41      or as a condition for continued membership in any organization; or
             42          (ii) if the actor knew that the victim is a member of or candidate for membership with a
             43      school team or school organization to which the actor belongs or did belong within the
             44      preceding two years.
             45          (2) It is not a defense to prosecution of hazing that a person under 21, against whom
             46      the hazing was directed, consented to or acquiesced in the hazing activity.
             47          (3) An actor who hazes another is guilty of a:
             48          (a) class B misdemeanor H. [ if there are no aggravating circumstances ] except as
             48a      provided in Subsection (3)(b), (c), (d), or (e) .H ;
             49          (b) class A misdemeanor if the act involves:
             50          (i) the operation or other use of a motor vehicle;
             51          (ii) the H. [ use ] consumption .H of H. an .H alcoholic product as defined in
             51a      Section 32A-1-105 ; or
             52          (iii) the H. [ use ] consumption .H of a drug or a substance as defined in Section
             52a      76-5-113 ;
             53          (c) third degree felony if the act involves the use of a dangerous weapon as defined in
             54      Section 76-1-601 ;
             55          (d) third degree felony if the hazing results in serious bodily injury to a person; or
             56          (e) second degree felony if hazing under Subsection (3)(d) involves the use of a
             57      dangerous weapon as defined in Section 76-1-601 .
             58           H. [ (4) (a) The sentencing court may not allow a person charged with hazing pursuant to

             59      this section to enter a plea in abeyance to the charge if the hazing resulted in the death of a
             60      person.

             61           [ [ ] (4) [ ] ] [ (b) ] .H A person who in good faith reports or participates in reporting of an
             61a      alleged
             62      hazing is not subject to any civil or criminal liability regarding the reporting.
             63          (5) (a) This section does not apply to military training or other official military
             64      activities.
             65          (b) Military conduct is governed by Title 39, Chapter 6, Utah Code of Military Justice.
             66          (6) (a) A prosecution under this section does not bar a prosecution of the actor for:
             67          (i) any other offense for which the actor may be liable as a party for conduct committed
             68      by the person hazed; or
             69          (ii) any offense, caused in the course of the hazing, that the actor commits against the
             70      person who is hazed.
             71          (b) Under Subsection (6)(a)(i) a person may be separately punished, both for the hazing
             72      offense and the conduct committed by the person hazed.
             73          (c) Under Subsection (6)(a)(ii) a person may not be punished both for hazing and for
             74      the other offense, but shall be punished for the offense carrying the greater maximum penalty.

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