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OFFENDER REGISTRY REVIEW

             2     
2012 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Jack R. Draxler

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Senate Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      Committee Note:
             9          The Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Interim Committee
             10      recommended this bill.
             11      General Description:
             12          This bill allows a person on the Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender Registry to petition
             13      the court for removal after five years for certain offenses.
             14      Highlighted Provisions:
             15          This bill:
             16          .    allows a person who has been convicted of the following to petition the court for
             17      removal from the Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender Registry after five years:
             18              .    unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 or 17 year old; H. or .H
             19              .    unlawful sexual activity with a minor; H. [ or
             20              .    a misdemeanor violation of voyeurism;
] .H

             21          .    requires that the person have successfully completed any court-ordered treatment
             22      and not have any subsequent convictions;
             22a      H. . sets fees for obtaining a certificate of eligibility and filing the petition; .H
             23          .    requires that a copy of the petition be delivered to the prosecutor and victim, or if
             24      the victim is still a minor, the victim's parents; and
             25          .    gives the court discretion to order the person removed if it determines that the
             26      person is no longer a risk to society.
             27      Money Appropriated in this Bill:


             28          None
             29      Other Special Clauses:
             30           H. [ None ] This bill coordinates with H.B. 17, Sex Offender Registry Chapter and H.B.
             30a      18, Kidnapping Offender Amendments. .H
             31      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             32      AMENDS:
             33          77-27-21.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapters 48, 320 and last amended
             34      by Coordination Clause, Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 48
             35          78A-2-301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 22
             35a           S. Utah Code Sections Affected by Coordination Clause:
             35b          77-27-21.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapters 48, 320 and last amended
             35c      by Coordination Clause, Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 48
             35d          77-41-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             35e          77-41-109, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             35f          77-41-112, Utah Code Annotated 1953 .S
             36     
             37      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             38          Section 1. Section 77-27-21.5 is amended to read:
             39           77-27-21.5. Sex and kidnap offenders -- Registration -- Information system --
             40      Law enforcement and courts to report -- Penalty -- Effect of expungement.
             41          (1) As used in this section:
             42          (a) "Bureau" means the Bureau of Criminal Identification of the Department of Public
             43      Safety established in Section 53-10-201 .
             44          [(a)] (b) "Business day" means a day on which state offices are open for regular
             45      business.
             46          (c) "Certificate of eligibility" means a document issued by the Bureau of Criminal
             47      Identification showing that the offender has met the requirements of Subsection (32).
             48          [(b)] (d) "Department" means the Department of Corrections.
             49          [(c)] (e) "Division" means the Division of Juvenile Justice Services.
             50          [(d)] (f) "Employed" or "carries on a vocation" includes employment that is full time or
             51      part time, whether financially compensated, volunteered, or for the purpose of government or
             52      educational benefit.
             53          [(e)] (g) "Indian Country" means:
             54          (i) all land within the limits of any Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the


             55      United States government, regardless of the issuance of any patent, and includes rights-of-way
             56      running through the reservation;
             57          (ii) all dependent Indian communities within the borders of the United States whether
             58      within the original or subsequently acquired territory, and whether or not within the limits of a


             59      state; and
             60          (iii) all Indian allotments, including the Indian allotments to which the Indian titles to
             61      have not been extinguished, including rights-of-way running through the allotments.
             62          [(f)] (h) "Jurisdiction" means any state, Indian Country, United States Territory, or any
             63      property under the jurisdiction of the United States military, Canada, the United Kingdom,
             64      Australia, or New Zealand.
             65          [(g)] (i) "Kidnap offender" means any person other than a natural parent of the victim
             66      who:
             67          (i) has been convicted in this state of a violation of:
             68          (A) Section 76-5-301 , Subsection (1)(c) or (d), kidnapping;
             69          (B) Section 76-5-301.1 , child kidnapping;
             70          (C) Section 76-5-302 , aggravated kidnapping;
             71          (D) Section 76-5-310 , aggravated human trafficking, on or after May 10, 2011; or
             72          (E) attempting, soliciting, or conspiring to commit any felony offense listed in
             73      Subsections (1)[(g)](i)(i)(A) through (D);
             74          (ii) has been convicted of any crime, or an attempt, solicitation, or conspiracy to
             75      commit a crime in another jurisdiction, including any state, federal, or military court that is
             76      substantially equivalent to the offenses listed in Subsection (1)[(g)](i)(i) and who is:
             77          (A) a Utah resident; or
             78          (B) not a Utah resident, but who, in any 12 month period, is in this state for a total of
             79      10 or more days, regardless of whether or not the offender intends to permanently reside in this
             80      state;
             81          (iii) (A) is required to register as an offender in any other jurisdiction, or who is
             82      required to register as an offender by any state, federal, or military court; and
             83          (B) in any 12 month period, is in this state for a total of 10 or more days, regardless of
             84      whether or not the offender intends to permanently reside in this state;
             85          (iv) is a nonresident regularly employed or working in this state, or who is a student in
             86      this state, and was convicted of one or more offenses listed in Subsection (1)[(g)](i), or any
             87      substantially equivalent offense in another jurisdiction, or as a result of the conviction, is
             88      required to register in the person's state of residence;
             89          (v) is found not guilty by reason of insanity in this state or in any other jurisdiction of


             90      one or more offenses listed in Subsection (1)[(g)](i); or
             91          (vi) is adjudicated delinquent based on one or more offenses listed in Subsection
             92      (1)[(g)](i)(i) and who has been committed to the division for secure confinement and remains
             93      in the division's custody 30 days prior to the person's 21st birthday.
             94          [(h)] (j) "Natural parent" means a minor's biological or adoptive parent, and includes
             95      the minor's noncustodial parent.
             96          [(i)] (k) "Offender" means a kidnap offender as defined in Subsection (1)[(g)](i) or a
             97      sex offender as defined in Subsection (1)[(n)](p).
             98          [(j)] (l) "Online identifier" or "Internet identifier":
             99          (i) means any electronic mail, chat, instant messenger, social networking, or similar
             100      name used for Internet communication; and
             101          (ii) does not include date of birth, Social Security number, PIN number, or Internet
             102      passwords.
             103          [(k)] (m) "Primary residence" means the location where the offender regularly resides,
             104      even if the offender intends to move to another location or return to another location at any
             105      future date.
             106          [(l)] (n) "Register" means to comply with the requirements of this section and
             107      administrative rules of the department made under this section.
             108          [(m)] (o) "Secondary residence" means any real property that the offender owns or has
             109      a financial interest in, or any location where, in any 12 month period, the offender stays
             110      overnight a total of 10 or more nights when not staying at the offender's primary residence.
             111          [(n)] (p) "Sex offender" means any person:
             112          (i) convicted in this state of:
             113          (A) a felony or class A misdemeanor violation of Section 76-4-401 , enticing a minor;
             114          (B) Section 76-5b-202 , sexual exploitation of a vulnerable adult, on or after May 10,
             115      2011;
             116          (C) a felony violation of Section 76-5-401 , unlawful sexual activity with a minor;
             117          (D) Section 76-5-401.1 , sexual abuse of a minor;
             118          (E) Section 76-5-401.2 , unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 or 17 year old;
             119          (F) Section 76-5-402 , rape;
             120          (G) Section 76-5-402.1 , rape of a child;


             121          (H) Section 76-5-402.2 , object rape;
             122          (I) Section 76-5-402.3 , object rape of a child;
             123          (J) a felony violation of Section 76-5-403 , forcible sodomy;
             124          (K) Section 76-5-403.1 , sodomy on a child;
             125          (L) Section 76-5-404 , forcible sexual abuse;
             126          (M) Section 76-5-404.1 , sexual abuse of a child or aggravated sexual abuse of a child;
             127          (N) Section 76-5-405 , aggravated sexual assault;
             128          (O) Section 76-5-412 , custodial sexual relations, when the person in custody is younger
             129      than 18 years of age, if the offense is committed on or after May 10, 2011;
             130          (P) Section 76-5b-201 , sexual exploitation of a minor;
             131          (Q) Section 76-7-102 , incest;
             132          (R) Subsection 76-9-702 (1), lewdness, if the person has been convicted of the offense
             133      four or more times;
             134          (S) Subsection 76-9-702 (3), sexual battery, if the person has been convicted of the
             135      offense four or more times;
             136          (T) any combination of convictions of Subsection 76-9-702 (1), lewdness, and of
             137      Subsection 76-9-702 (3), sexual battery, that total four or more convictions;
             138          (U) Section 76-9-702.5 , lewdness involving a child;
             139          (V) a felony or class A misdemeanor violation of Section 76-9-702.7 , voyeurism;
             140          (W) Section 76-10-1306 , aggravated exploitation of prostitution; or
             141          (X) attempting, soliciting, or conspiring to commit any felony offense listed in
             142      Subsection (1)[(n)](p)(i);
             143          (ii) who has been convicted of any crime, or an attempt, solicitation, or conspiracy to
             144      commit a crime in another jurisdiction, including any state, federal, or military court that is
             145      substantially equivalent to the offenses listed in Subsection (1)[(n)](p)(i) and who is:
             146          (A) a Utah resident; or
             147          (B) not a Utah resident, but who, in any 12 month period, is in this state for a total of
             148      10 or more days, regardless of whether the offender intends to permanently reside in this state;
             149          (iii) (A) who is required to register as an offender in any other jurisdiction, or who is
             150      required to register as an offender by any state, federal, or military court; and
             151          (B) who, in any 12 month period, is in the state for a total of 10 or more days,


             152      regardless of whether or not the offender intends to permanently reside in this state;
             153          (iv) who is a nonresident regularly employed or working in this state or who is a
             154      student in this state and was convicted of one or more offenses listed in Subsection
             155      (1)[(n)](p)(i), or any substantially equivalent offense in any jurisdiction, or as a result of the
             156      conviction, is required to register in the person's jurisdiction of residence;
             157          (v) who is found not guilty by reason of insanity in this state, or in any other
             158      jurisdiction of one or more offenses listed in Subsection (1)[(n)](p)(i); or
             159          (vi) who is adjudicated delinquent based on one or more offenses listed in Subsection
             160      (1)[(n)](p)(i) and who has been committed to the division for secure confinement and remains
             161      in the division's custody 30 days prior to the person's 21st birthday.
             162          (q) "Traffic offense" does not include a violation of Title 41, Chapter 6a, Part 5,
             163      Driving Under the Influence and Reckless Driving.
             164          [(o)] (r) "Vehicle" means any motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft subject to
             165      registration in any jurisdiction.
             166          (2) The department, to assist in investigating kidnapping and sex-related crimes, and in
             167      apprehending offenders, shall:
             168          (a) develop and operate a system to collect, analyze, maintain, and disseminate
             169      information on offenders and sex and kidnap offenses;
             170          (b) make information listed in Subsection (27) available to the public; and
             171          (c) share information provided by an offender under this section that may not be made
             172      available to the public under Subsection (27), but only:
             173          (i) for the purposes under this Subsection (2); or
             174          (ii) in accordance with Section 63G-2-206 .
             175          (3) Any law enforcement agency shall, in the manner prescribed by the department,
             176      inform the department of:
             177          (a) the receipt of a report or complaint of an offense listed in Subsection (1)[(g)](i) or
             178      [(n)] (p), within three business days; and
             179          (b) the arrest of a person suspected of any of the offenses listed in Subsection
             180      (1)[(g)](i) or [(n)] (p), within five business days.
             181          (4) Upon convicting a person of any of the offenses listed in Subsection (1)[(g)](i) or
             182      [(n)] (p), the convicting court shall within three business days forward a copy of the judgment


             183      and sentence to the department.
             184          (5) An offender in the custody of the department shall be registered by agents of the
             185      department upon:
             186          (a) placement on probation;
             187          (b) commitment to a secure correctional facility operated by or under contract to the
             188      department;
             189          (c) release from confinement to parole status, termination or expiration of sentence, or
             190      escape;
             191          (d) entrance to and release from any community-based residential program operated by
             192      or under contract to the department; or
             193          (e) termination of probation or parole.
             194          (6) An offender who is not in the custody of the department and who is confined in a
             195      correctional facility not operated by or under contract to the department shall be registered with
             196      the department by the sheriff of the county in which the offender is confined, upon:
             197          (a) commitment to the correctional facility; and
             198          (b) release from confinement.
             199          (7) An offender in the custody of the division shall be registered with the department
             200      by the division prior to release from custody.
             201          (8) An offender committed to a state mental hospital shall be registered with the
             202      department by the hospital upon admission and upon discharge.
             203          (9) (a) (i) A municipal or county law enforcement agency shall register an offender
             204      who resides within the agency's jurisdiction and is not under the supervision of the Division of
             205      Adult Probation and Parole within the department.
             206          (ii) In order to conduct offender registration under this section, the agency shall ensure
             207      the agency staff responsible for registration:
             208          (A) has received initial training by the department and has been certified by the
             209      department as qualified and authorized to conduct registrations and enter offender registration
             210      information into the registry database; and
             211          (B) certify annually with the department.
             212          (b) (i) When the department receives offender registration information regarding a
             213      change of an offender's primary residence location, the department shall within five days


             214      electronically notify the law enforcement agencies that have jurisdiction over the area where:
             215          (A) the residence that the offender is leaving is located; and
             216          (B) the residence to which the offender is moving is located.
             217          (ii) The department shall provide notification under this Subsection (9)(b) if the
             218      offender's change of address is between law enforcement agency jurisdictions, or is within one
             219      jurisdiction.
             220          (c) The department shall make available to offenders required to register under this
             221      section the name of the agency, whether it is a local law enforcement agency or the department,
             222      that the offender should contact to register, the location for registering, and the requirements of
             223      registration.
             224          (10) An offender convicted by any other jurisdiction is required to register under
             225      Subsection (1)[(g)](i) or [(n)] (p) and Subsection (12) and shall register with the department
             226      within 10 days of entering the state, regardless of the offender's length of stay.
             227          (11) (a) An offender required to register under Subsection (1)[(g)](i) or [(n)] (p) who is
             228      under supervision by the department shall register with Division of Adult Probation and Parole.
             229          (b) An offender required to register under Subsection (1)[(g)](i) or [(n)] (p) who is no
             230      longer under supervision by the department shall register with the police department or sheriff's
             231      office that has jurisdiction over the area where the offender resides.
             232          (12) (a) Except as provided in Subsections (12)(b), (c), and (d), an offender shall, for
             233      the duration of the sentence and for 10 years after termination of sentence or custody of the
             234      division, register every year during the month of the offender's birth, during the month that is
             235      the sixth month after the offender's birth month, and also within three business days of every
             236      change of the offender's primary residence, any secondary residences, place of employment,
             237      vehicle information, or educational information required to be submitted under Subsection
             238      (14).
             239          (b) Except as provided Subsections (12)(c) and (d), an offender who is convicted in
             240      another jurisdiction of an offense listed in Subsection (1)(g)[(i)](i) or [(n)] (p)(i), a substantially
             241      similar offense, or any other offense that requires registration in the jurisdiction of conviction,
             242      shall:
             243          (i) register for the time period, and in the frequency, required by the jurisdiction where
             244      the offender was convicted if that jurisdiction's registration period or registration frequency


             245      requirement for the offense that the offender was convicted of is greater than the 10 years from
             246      completion of the sentence registration period that is required under Subsection (12)(a), or is
             247      more frequent than every six months; or
             248          (ii) register in accordance with the requirements of Subsection (12)(a), if the
             249      jurisdiction's registration period or frequency requirement for the offense that the offender was
             250      convicted of is less than the registration period required under Subsection (12)(a), or is less
             251      frequent than every six months.
             252          (c) (i) (A) An offender convicted as an adult of any of the offenses listed in Subsection
             253      (12)(c)(ii) shall, for the offender's lifetime, register every year during the month of the
             254      offender's birth, during the month that is the sixth month after the offender's birth month, and
             255      also within three business days of every change of the offender's primary residence, any
             256      secondary residences, place of employment, vehicle information, or educational information
             257      required to be submitted under Subsection (14).
             258          (B) This registration requirement is not subject to exemptions and may not be
             259      terminated or altered during the offender's lifetime.
             260          (ii) Offenses referred to in Subsection (12)(c)(i) are:
             261          (A) any offense listed in Subsection (1)[(g)](i) or [(n)] (p) if, at the time of the
             262      conviction, the offender has previously been convicted of an offense listed in Subsection
             263      (1)[(g)](i) or [(n)] (p) or has previously been required to register as a sex offender for an
             264      offense committed as a juvenile;
             265          (B) a conviction for any of the following offenses, including attempting, soliciting, or
             266      conspiring to commit any felony of:
             267          (I) Section 76-5-301.1 , child kidnapping, except if the offender is a natural parent of
             268      the victim;
             269          (II) Section 76-5-402 , rape;
             270          (III) Section 76-5-402.1 , rape of a child;
             271          (IV) Section 76-5-402.2 , object rape;
             272          (V) Section 76-5-402.3 , object rape of a child;
             273          (VI) Section 76-5-403.1 , sodomy on a child;
             274          (VII) Subsection 76-5-404.1 (4), aggravated sexual abuse of a child; or
             275          (VIII) Section 76-5-405 , aggravated sexual assault;


             276          (C) Section 76-4-401 , a felony violation of enticing a minor over the Internet;
             277          (D) Section 76-5-302 , aggravated kidnapping, except if the offender is a natural parent
             278      of the victim;
             279          (E) Section 76-5-403 , forcible sodomy;
             280          (F) Section 76-5-404.1 , sexual abuse of a child;
             281          (G) Section 76-5b-201 , sexual exploitation of a minor; or
             282          (H) Section 76-10-1306 , aggravated exploitation of prostitution, on or after May 10,
             283      2011.
             284          (d) Notwithstanding Subsections (12)(a), (b), and (c), an offender who is confined in a
             285      secure facility or in a state mental hospital is not required to register during the period of
             286      confinement.
             287          (e) An offender who is required to register under this Subsection (12) shall surrender
             288      the offender's license, certificate, or identification card as required under Subsection
             289      53-3-216 (3) or 53-3-807 (4) and may apply for a license certificate or identification card as
             290      provided under Section 53-3-205 or 53-3-804 .
             291          (f) A sex offender who violates Section 77-27-21.8 while required to register under this
             292      section shall register for an additional five years subsequent to the registration period otherwise
             293      required under this section.
             294          (13) An agency in the state that registers an offender on probation, an offender who has
             295      been released from confinement to parole status or termination, or an offender whose sentence
             296      has expired shall inform the offender of the duty to comply with:
             297          (a) the continuing registration requirements of this section during the period of
             298      registration required in Subsection (12), including:
             299          (i) notification to the state agencies in the states where the registrant presently resides
             300      and plans to reside when moving across state lines;
             301          (ii) verification of address at least every 60 days pursuant to a parole agreement for
             302      lifetime parolees; and
             303          (iii) notification to the out-of-state agency where the offender is living, whether or not
             304      the offender is a resident of that state; and
             305          (b) the driver license certificate or identification card surrender requirement under
             306      Subsection 53-3-216 (3) or 53-3-807 (4) and application provisions under Section 53-3-205 or


             307      53-3-804 .
             308          (14) An offender shall provide the department or the registering entity with the
             309      following information:
             310          (a) all names and aliases by which the offender is or has been known;
             311          (b) the addresses of the offender's primary and secondary residences;
             312          (c) a physical description, including the offender's date of birth, height, weight, eye and
             313      hair color;
             314          (d) the make, model, color, year, plate number, and vehicle identification number of
             315      any vehicle or vehicles the offender owns or regularly drives;
             316          (e) a current photograph of the offender;
             317          (f) a set of fingerprints, if one has not already been provided;
             318          (g) a DNA specimen, taken in accordance with Section 53-10-404 , if one has not
             319      already been provided;
             320          (h) telephone numbers and any other designations used by the offender for routing or
             321      self-identification in telephonic communications from fixed locations or cellular telephones;
             322          (i) Internet identifiers and the addresses the offender uses for routing or
             323      self-identification in Internet communications or postings;
             324          (j) the name and Internet address of all websites on which the offender is registered
             325      using an online identifier, including all online identifiers used to access those websites;
             326          (k) a copy of the offender's passport, if a passport has been issued to the offender;
             327          (l) if the offender is an alien, all documents establishing the offender's immigration
             328      status;
             329          (m) all professional licenses that authorize the offender to engage in an occupation or
             330      carry out a trade or business, including any identifiers, such as numbers;
             331          (n) each educational institution in Utah at which the offender is employed, carries on a
             332      vocation, or is a student, and any change of enrollment or employment status of the offender at
             333      any educational institution;
             334          (o) the name and the address of any place where the offender is employed or will be
             335      employed;
             336          (p) the name and the address of any place where the offender works as a volunteer or
             337      will work as a volunteer; and


             338          (q) the offender's Social Security number.
             339          (15) The department shall:
             340          (a) provide the following additional information when available:
             341          (i) the crimes the offender has been convicted of or adjudicated delinquent for;
             342          (ii) a description of the offender's primary and secondary targets; and
             343          (iii) any other relevant identifying information as determined by the department;
             344          (b) maintain the Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender Notification and Registration
             345      website; and
             346          (c) ensure that the registration information collected regarding an offender's enrollment
             347      or employment at an educational institution is:
             348          (i) (A) promptly made available to any law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction
             349      where the institution is located if the educational institution is an institution of higher
             350      education; or
             351          (B) promptly made available to the district superintendent of the school district where
             352      the offender is enrolled if the educational institution is an institution of primary education; and
             353          (ii) entered into the appropriate state records or data system.
             354          (16) (a) An offender who knowingly fails to register under this section or provides
             355      false or incomplete information is guilty of:
             356          (i) a third degree felony and shall be sentenced to serve a term of incarceration for not
             357      less than 90 days and also at least one year of probation if:
             358          (A) the offender is required to register for a felony conviction or adjudicated delinquent
             359      for what would be a felony if the juvenile were an adult of an offense listed in Subsection
             360      (1)[(g)](i)(i) or [(n)] (p)(i); or
             361          (B) the offender is required to register for the offender's lifetime under Subsection
             362      (12)(c); or
             363          (ii) a class A misdemeanor and shall be sentenced to serve a term of incarceration for
             364      not fewer than 90 days and also at least one year of probation if the offender is required to
             365      register for a misdemeanor conviction or is adjudicated delinquent for what would be a
             366      misdemeanor if the juvenile were an adult of an offense listed in Subsection (1)[(g)](i)(i) or
             367      [(n)] (p)(i).
             368          (b) Neither the court nor the Board of Pardons and Parole may release a person who


             369      violates this section from serving the term required under Subsection (16)(a). This Subsection
             370      (16)(b) supersedes any other provision of the law contrary to this section.
             371          (c) The offender shall register for an additional year for every year in which the
             372      offender does not comply with the registration requirements of this section.
             373          (17) Notwithstanding Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and
             374      Management Act, information under Subsection (15) that is collected and released under
             375      Subsection (27) is public information, unless otherwise restricted under Subsection (2)(c).
             376          (18) (a) If an offender is to be temporarily sent outside a secure facility in which the
             377      offender is confined on any assignment, including, without limitation, firefighting or disaster
             378      control, the official who has custody of the offender shall, within a reasonable time prior to
             379      removal from the secure facility, notify the local law enforcement agencies where the
             380      assignment is to be filled.
             381          (b) This Subsection (18) does not apply to any person temporarily released under guard
             382      from the institution in which the person is confined.
             383          (19) Notwithstanding Title 77, Chapter 40, Utah Expungement Act, a person convicted
             384      of any offense listed in Subsection (1)[(g)](i) or [(n)] (p) is not relieved from the responsibility
             385      to register as required under this section, unless removed from the registry in accordance with
             386      Subsections (32) through (35).
             387          (20) Notwithstanding Section 42-1-1 , an offender:
             388          (a) may not change the offender's name:
             389          (i) while under the jurisdiction of the department; and
             390          (ii) until the registration requirements of this statute have expired; and
             391          (b) may not change the offender's name at any time, if registration is for life under
             392      Subsection (12)(c).
             393          (21) The department may make administrative rules necessary to implement this
             394      section, including:
             395          (a) the method for dissemination of the information; and
             396          (b) instructions to the public regarding the use of the information.
             397          (22) Any information regarding the identity or location of a victim shall be redacted by
             398      the department from information provided under Subsections (14) and (15).
             399          (23) This section does not create or impose any duty on any person to request or obtain


             400      information regarding any offender from the department.
             401          (24) The department shall maintain a Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender Notification
             402      and Registration website on the Internet, which shall contain a disclaimer informing the public:
             403          (a) the information contained on the site is obtained from offenders and the department
             404      does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness;
             405          (b) members of the public are not allowed to use the information to harass or threaten
             406      offenders or members of their families; and
             407          (c) harassment, stalking, or threats against offenders or their families are prohibited and
             408      doing so may violate Utah criminal laws.
             409          (25) The Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender Notification and Registration website
             410      shall be indexed by both the surname of the offender and by postal codes.
             411          (26) The department shall construct the Sex Offender Notification and Registration
             412      website so that users, before accessing registry information, must indicate that they have read
             413      the disclaimer, understand it, and agree to comply with its terms.
             414          (27) The Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender Notification and Registration website
             415      shall include the following registry information:
             416          (a) all names and aliases by which the offender is or has been known, but not including
             417      any online or Internet identifiers;
             418          (b) the addresses of the offender's primary, secondary, and temporary residences;
             419          (c) a physical description, including the offender's date of birth, height, weight, and eye
             420      and hair color;
             421          (d) the make, model, color, year, and plate number of any vehicle or vehicles the
             422      offender owns or regularly drives;
             423          (e) a current photograph of the offender;
             424          (f) a list of all professional licenses that authorize the offender to engage in an
             425      occupation or carry out a trade or business;
             426          (g) each educational institution in Utah at which the offender is employed, carries on a
             427      vocation, or is a student;
             428          (h) a list of places where the offender works as a volunteer; and
             429          (i) the crimes listed in Subsections (1)[(g)](i) and [(n)] (p) that the offender has been
             430      convicted of or for which the offender has been adjudicated delinquent in juvenile court.


             431          (28) The department, its personnel, and any individual or entity acting at the request or
             432      upon the direction of the department are immune from civil liability for damages for good faith
             433      compliance with this section and will be presumed to have acted in good faith by reporting
             434      information.
             435          (29) The department shall redact information that, if disclosed, could reasonably
             436      identify a victim.
             437          (30) (a) Each offender required to register under Subsection (12) shall, in the month of
             438      the offender's birth:
             439          (i) pay to the department an annual fee of $100 each year the offender is subject to the
             440      registration requirements of this section; and
             441          (ii) pay to the registering agency, if it is an agency other than the Department of
             442      Corrections, an annual fee of not more than $25, which may be assessed by that agency for
             443      providing registration.
             444          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (30)(a), an offender who is confined in a secure facility
             445      or in a state mental hospital is not required to pay the annual fee.
             446          (c) The department shall deposit fees under this Subsection (30) in the General Fund as
             447      a dedicated credit, to be used by the department for maintaining the offender registry under this
             448      section and monitoring offender registration compliance, including the costs of:
             449          (i) data entry;
             450          (ii) processing registration packets;
             451          (iii) updating registry information;
             452          (iv) ensuring offender compliance with registration requirements under this section;
             453      and
             454          (v) apprehending offenders who are in violation of the offender registration
             455      requirements under this section.
             456          (31) Notwithstanding Subsections (2)(c) and (14)(i) and (j), an offender is not required
             457      to provide the department with:
             458          (a) the offender's online identifier and password used exclusively for the offender's
             459      employment on equipment provided by an employer and used to access the employer's private
             460      network; or
             461          (b) online identifiers for the offender's financial accounts, including any bank,


             462      retirement, or investment accounts.
             463          (32) An offender may petition the court of conviction for the offense requiring
             464      registration for an order removing the offender from the Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender
             465      Registry if:
             466          (a) the offender was convicted of:
             467          (i) Section 76-5- H. [ 40 ] 401 .H , unlawful sexual activity with a minor H. and at the
             467a      time of the offense was not more than 10 years older than the victim .H ;
             468          (ii) Section 76-5-401.2 , unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 or 17 year old H. and at the
             468a      time of the offense was not more than 15 years older than the victim .H ; or
             469          (iii) H. [ a misdemeanor violation of Section 76-9-702.7 , voyeurism ] any offense
             469a      substantially equivalent to an offense listed in Subsection (a)(i) or (a)(ii) and is required to
             469b      register under Subsection (1)(p)(ii), or (1)(p)(iv) .H ;
             470          (b) five years have passed since the completion of the offender's sentence;
             471          (c) the offender has successfully completed all treatment ordered by the court or the
             472      Board of Pardons and Parole;
             473          (d) the offender has not been convicted of a crime, excluding traffic offenses, as
             474      evidenced by a certificate of eligibility issued by the bureau;
             475          (e) the offender H. has paid all restitution ordered by the court;
             475a          (f) the offender .H has complied with all the registration requirements of this section; and
             476      H. [ (f) ] (g) .H the office that prosecuted the offender, and the victim, or if the victim is
             476a      still a
             477      minor, the victim's parent, are notified and provided with an opportunity to respond in
             478      accordance with Subsection (35).
             479          (33) (a) (i) An offender seeking removal from the Sex Offender or Kidnap Offender
             480      Registry shall apply for a certificate of eligibility from the bureau.
             481          (ii) An offender who intentionally or knowingly provides any false or misleading
             482      information to the bureau when applying for a certificate of eligibility is guilty of a class B
             483      misdemeanor and subject to prosecution under Section 76-8-504.6 .
             484          (iii) Regardless of whether the offender is prosecuted, the bureau may deny a certificate
             485      of eligibility to anyone providing false information on an application.
             486          (b) (i) The bureau shall perform a check of records of governmental agencies,
             487      including national criminal data bases, to determine whether an offender is eligible to receive a
             488      certificate of eligibility under this Section.
             489          (ii) If the offender meets all of the criteria under Subsections (32)(b) and (d), the
             490      bureau shall issue a certificate of eligibility to the offender which shall be valid for a period of
             491      90 days from the date the certificate is issued.
             492          (c) (i) The bureau shall charge H. an .H application H. [ and issuance fees ]
             492a      fee of $193 .H for a certificate of


             493      eligibility H. . This fee shall expire on June 30, 2013 and be reset .H in accordance with the
             493a      process in Section 63J-1-504 .
             494          (ii) The H. [ application ] .H fee shall be paid at the time the offender submits an
             494a      application for
             495      a certificate of eligibility to the bureau.
             496          (iii) If the bureau determines that the issuance of a certificate of eligibility is
             497      appropriate, the offender will be H. [ charged an additional fee for the issuance of ] issued .H a
             497a      certificate of
             498      eligibility H. at no additional charge .H .
             499          (d) Funds generated under this Subsection (33) shall be deposited in the General Fund
             500      as a dedicated credit by the department to cover the costs incurred in determining eligibility.
             501          (34) (a) The offender shall H. file the petition, original information, and court docket
             501a      with the court, and .H deliver a copy of the petition to the office of the prosecuting
             502      attorney.
             503          (i) Upon receipt of a petition for removal from the Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender
             504      Registry, the prosecuting attorney shall provide notice of the petition by first-class mail to the
             505      victim at the most recent address of record on file or, if the victim is still a minor, to the parents
             506      of the victim.
             507          (ii) The notice shall include a copy of the petition, state that the victim has a right to
             508      object to the removal, and provide instructions for registering an objection with the court.
             509          (b) The prosecuting attorney H. [ and the victim, if applicable, may respond to the petition
             510      by filing
] shall provide the following, if available, to the court within 30 days after receiving the

             510a      petition:
             510b          (i) presentencing report;
             510c          (ii) any evaluation done as part of sentencing; and
             510d          (iii) any other information the prosecutor feels the court should consider.
             510e          (c) The victim may respond to the petition by filing .H a recommendation or objection
             510f      with the court within 30 days after the mailing of the
             511      petition.
             512          (35) The court shall review all documents submitted with the petition H. , .H and
             512a      H. [ may ] shall .H hold a
             513      hearing H. if requested by the prosecutor or the victim .H . The court shall consider whether
             513a      the offender has paid all restitution ordered by the
             514      court or the Board of Pardons. If the court determines that it is not contrary to the interests of
             515      the public to do so, it may grant the petition and order removal. If the court grants the petition,
             516      it shall forward a copy of the order to the department and the prosecutor's office.
             517          (36) The prosecutor's office shall notify the victim of the court's decision in the same


             518      manner as notification was provided in Subsection (34).
             519          Section 2. Section 78A-2-301 is amended to read:
             520           78A-2-301. Civil fees of the courts of record -- Courts complex design.
             521          (1) (a) The fee for filing any civil complaint or petition invoking the jurisdiction of a
             522      court of record not governed by another subsection is $360.
             523          (b) The fee for filing a complaint or petition is:


             524          (i) $75 if the claim for damages or amount in interpleader exclusive of court costs,
             525      interest, and attorney fees is $2,000 or less;
             526          (ii) $185 if the claim for damages or amount in interpleader exclusive of court costs,
             527      interest, and attorney fees is greater than $2,000 and less than $10,000;
             528          (iii) $360 if the claim for damages or amount in interpleader is $10,000 or more;
             529          (iv) $310 if the petition is filed under Title 30, Chapter 3, Divorce, or Title 30, Chapter
             530      4, Separate Maintenance; [and]
             531          (v) $35 for a motion for temporary separation order filed under Section 30-3-4.5 [.]; and
             532          (vi) $125 if the petition is for removal from the Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender
             533      Registry under Subsection 77-27-21.5 (32).
             534          (c) The fee for filing a small claims affidavit is:
             535          (i) $60 if the claim for damages or amount in interpleader exclusive of court costs,
             536      interest, and attorney fees is $2,000 or less;
             537          (ii) $100 if the claim for damages or amount in interpleader exclusive of court costs,
             538      interest, and attorney fees is greater than $2,000, but less than $7,500; and
             539          (iii) $185 if the claim for damages or amount in interpleader exclusive of court costs,
             540      interest, and attorney fees is $7,500 or more.
             541          (d) The fee for filing a counter claim, cross claim, complaint in intervention, third party
             542      complaint, or other claim for relief against an existing or joined party other than the original
             543      complaint or petition is:
             544          (i) $55 if the claim for relief exclusive of court costs, interest, and attorney fees is
             545      $2,000 or less;
             546          (ii) $150 if the claim for relief exclusive of court costs, interest, and attorney fees is
             547      greater than $2,000 and less than $10,000;
             548          (iii) $155 if the original petition is filed under Subsection (1)(a), the claim for relief is
             549      $10,000 or more, or the party seeks relief other than monetary damages; and
             550          (iv) $115 if the original petition is filed under Title 30, Chapter 3, Divorce, or Title 30,
             551      Chapter 4, Separate Maintenance.
             552          (e) The fee for filing a small claims counter affidavit is:
             553          (i) $50 if the claim for relief exclusive of court costs, interest, and attorney fees is
             554      $2,000 or less;


             555          (ii) $70 if the claim for relief exclusive of court costs, interest, and attorney fees is
             556      greater than $2,000, but less than $7,500; and
             557          (iii) $120 if the claim for relief exclusive of court costs, interest, and attorney fees is
             558      $7,500 or more.
             559          (f) The fee for depositing funds under Section 57-1-29 when not associated with an
             560      action already before the court is determined under Subsection (1)(b) based on the amount
             561      deposited.
             562          (g) The fee for filing a petition is:
             563          (i) $225 for trial de novo of an adjudication of the justice court or of the small claims
             564      department; and
             565          (ii) $65 for an appeal of a municipal administrative determination in accordance with
             566      Section 10-3-703.7 .
             567          (h) The fee for filing a notice of appeal, petition for appeal of an interlocutory order, or
             568      petition for writ of certiorari is $225.
             569          (i) The fee for filing a petition for expungement is $135.
             570          (j) (i) Fifteen dollars of the fees established by Subsections (1)(a) through (i) shall be
             571      allocated to and between the Judges' Contributory Retirement Trust Fund and the Judges'
             572      Noncontributory Retirement Trust Fund, as provided in Title 49, Chapter 17, Judges'
             573      Contributory Retirement Act, and Title 49, Chapter 18, Judges' Noncontributory Retirement
             574      Act.
             575          (ii) Four dollars of the fees established by Subsections (1)(a) through (i) shall be
             576      allocated by the state treasurer to be deposited in the restricted account, Children's Legal
             577      Defense Account, as provided in Section 51-9-408 .
             578          (iii) Three dollars of the fees established under Subsections (1)(a) through (e), (1)(g),
             579      and (1)(s) shall be allocated to and deposited with the Dispute Resolution Account as provided
             580      in Section 78B-6-209 .
             581          (iv) Fifteen dollars of the fees established by Subsections (1)(a), (1)(b)(iii) and (iv),
             582      (1)(d)(iii) and (iv), (1)(g)(ii), (1)(h), and (1)(i) shall be allocated by the state treasurer to be
             583      deposited in the restricted account, Court Security Account, as provided in Section 78A-2-602 .
             584          (v) Five dollars of the fees established by Subsections (1)(b)(i) and (ii), (1)(d)(ii) and
             585      (1)(g)(i) shall be allocated by the state treasurer to be deposited in the restricted account, Court


             586      Security Account, as provided in Section 78A-2-602 .
             587          (k) The fee for filing a judgment, order, or decree of a court of another state or of the
             588      United States is $35.
             589          (l) The fee for filing a renewal of judgment in accordance with Section 78B-6-1801 is
             590      50% of the fee for filing an original action seeking the same relief.
             591          (m) The fee for filing probate or child custody documents from another state is $35.
             592          (n) (i) The fee for filing an abstract or transcript of judgment, order, or decree of the
             593      Utah State Tax Commission is $30.
             594          (ii) The fee for filing an abstract or transcript of judgment of a court of law of this state
             595      or a judgment, order, or decree of an administrative agency, commission, board, council, or
             596      hearing officer of this state or of its political subdivisions other than the Utah State Tax
             597      Commission, is $50.
             598          (o) The fee for filing a judgment by confession without action under Section
             599      78B-5-205 is $35.
             600          (p) The fee for filing an award of arbitration for confirmation, modification, or
             601      vacation under Title 78B, Chapter 11, Utah Uniform Arbitration Act, that is not part of an
             602      action before the court is $35.
             603          (q) The fee for filing a petition or counter-petition to modify a decree of divorce is
             604      $100.
             605          (r) The fee for filing any accounting required by law is:
             606          (i) $15 for an estate valued at $50,000 or less;
             607          (ii) $30 for an estate valued at $75,000 or less but more than $50,000;
             608          (iii) $50 for an estate valued at $112,000 or less but more than $75,000;
             609          (iv) $90 for an estate valued at $168,000 or less but more than $112,000; and
             610          (v) $175 for an estate valued at more than $168,000.
             611          (s) The fee for filing a demand for a civil jury is $250.
             612          (t) The fee for filing a notice of deposition in this state concerning an action pending in
             613      another state under Utah Rule of Civil Procedure 26 is $35.
             614          (u) The fee for filing documents that require judicial approval but are not part of an
             615      action before the court is $35.
             616          (v) The fee for a petition to open a sealed record is $35.


             617          (w) The fee for a writ of replevin, attachment, execution, or garnishment is $50 in
             618      addition to any fee for a complaint or petition.
             619          (x) (i) The fee for a petition for authorization for a minor to marry required by Section
             620      30-1-9 is $5.
             621          (ii) The fee for a petition for emancipation of a minor provided in Title 78A, Chapter 6,
             622      Part 8, Emancipation, is $50.
             623          (y) The fee for a certificate issued under Section 26-2-25 is $8.
             624          (z) The fee for a certified copy of a document is $4 per document plus 50 cents per
             625      page.
             626          (aa) The fee for an exemplified copy of a document is $6 per document plus 50 cents
             627      per page.
             628          (bb) The Judicial Council shall by rule establish a schedule of fees for copies of
             629      documents and forms and for the search and retrieval of records under Title 63G, Chapter 2,
             630      Government Records Access and Management Act. Fees under this Subsection (1)(bb) shall
             631      be credited to the court as a reimbursement of expenditures.
             632          (cc) There is no fee for services or the filing of documents not listed in this section or
             633      otherwise provided by law.
             634          (dd) Except as provided in this section, all fees collected under this section are paid to
             635      the General Fund. Except as provided in this section, all fees shall be paid at the time the clerk
             636      accepts the pleading for filing or performs the requested service.
             637          (ee) The filing fees under this section may not be charged to the state, its agencies, or
             638      political subdivisions filing or defending any action. In judgments awarded in favor of the
             639      state, its agencies, or political subdivisions, except the Office of Recovery Services, the court
             640      shall order the filing fees and collection costs to be paid by the judgment debtor. The sums
             641      collected under this Subsection (1)(ee) shall be applied to the fees after credit to the judgment,
             642      order, fine, tax, lien, or other penalty and costs permitted by law.
             643          (2) (a) (i) From March 17, 1994 until June 30, 1998, the administrator of the courts
             644      shall transfer all revenues representing the difference between the fees in effect after May 2,
             645      1994, and the fees in effect before February 1, 1994, as dedicated credits to the Division of
             646      Facilities Construction and Management Capital Projects Fund.
             647          (ii) (A) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(a)(ii)(B), the Division of Facilities


             648      Construction and Management shall use up to $3,750,000 of the revenue deposited in the
             649      Capital Projects Fund under this Subsection (2)(a) to design and take other actions necessary to
             650      initiate the development of a courts complex in Salt Lake City.
             651          (B) If the Legislature approves funding for construction of a courts complex in Salt
             652      Lake City in the 1995 Annual General Session, the Division of Facilities Construction and
             653      Management shall use the revenue deposited in the Capital Projects Fund under this Subsection
             654      (2)(a)(ii) to construct a courts complex in Salt Lake City.
             655          (C) After the courts complex is completed and all bills connected with its construction
             656      have been paid, the Division of Facilities Construction and Management shall use any money
             657      remaining in the Capital Projects Fund under this Subsection (2)(a)(ii) to fund the Vernal
             658      District Court building.
             659          (iii) The Division of Facilities Construction and Management may enter into
             660      agreements and make expenditures related to this project before the receipt of revenues
             661      provided for under this Subsection (2)(a)(iii).
             662          (iv) The Division of Facilities Construction and Management shall:
             663          (A) make those expenditures from unexpended and unencumbered building funds
             664      already appropriated to the Capital Projects Fund; and
             665          (B) reimburse the Capital Projects Fund upon receipt of the revenues provided for
             666      under this Subsection (2).
             667          (b) After June 30, 1998, the administrator of the courts shall ensure that all revenues
             668      representing the difference between the fees in effect after May 2, 1994, and the fees in effect
             669      before February 1, 1994, are transferred to the Division of Finance for deposit in the restricted
             670      account.
             671          (c) The Division of Finance shall deposit all revenues received from the court
             672      administrator into the restricted account created by this section.
             673          (d) (i) From May 1, 1995 until June 30, 1998, the administrator of the courts shall
             674      transfer $7 of the amount of a fine or bail forfeiture paid for a violation of Title 41, Motor
             675      Vehicles, in a court of record to the Division of Facilities Construction and Management
             676      Capital Projects Fund. The division of money pursuant to Section 78A-5-110 shall be
             677      calculated on the balance of the fine or bail forfeiture paid.
             678          (ii) After June 30, 1998, the administrator of the courts or a municipality shall transfer


             679      $7 of the amount of a fine or bail forfeiture paid for a violation of Title 41, Motor Vehicles, in
             680      a court of record to the Division of Finance for deposit in the restricted account created by this
             681      section. The division of money pursuant to Section 78A-5-110 shall be calculated on the
             682      balance of the fine or bail forfeiture paid.
             683          (3) (a) There is created within the General Fund a restricted account known as the State
             684      Courts Complex Account.
             685          (b) The Legislature may appropriate money from the restricted account to the
             686      administrator of the courts for the following purposes only:
             687          (i) to repay costs associated with the construction of the court complex that were
             688      funded from sources other than revenues provided for under this Subsection (3)(b)(i); and
             689          (ii) to cover operations and maintenance costs on the court complex.
             689a      H. Section 3. Coordination Clause.
             689b           If this H.B. 13 and H.B. 17, Sex Offender Registry Chapter, both pass and become law,
             689c      the Legislature intends that:
             689d          (1) Subsections 77-27-21.5(1)(a), (c), and (q) in this bill be merged alphabetically into
             689e      Section 77-41-102 in H.B. 17, renumber the subsections, and change the internal cross
             689f      references accordingly;
             689g           (2) Subsection 77-41-109(2) in H.B. 17 be amended to read:
             689h          "(2) Notwithstanding Title 77, Chapter 40, Utah Expungement Act, a person convicted
             689i      of any offense listed in Subsection 77-41-102(7) or (14) is not relieved from the responsibility to
             689j      register as required under this section, unless the offender is removed from the registry under
             689k      Section 77-41-112.;
             689l          (3) Subsections 77-27-21.5(32) through (36) in this bill be created as a new
             689m      Section 77-41-112, renumber the subsections, and change the internal cross references
             689n      accordingly; and
             689o          (4) the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel make these changes when
             689p      preparing the Utah Code database for publication.
             689q          Section 4. Coordination Clause --Coordinating H.B. 13, H.B. 17, and H.B. 18 -- Merging
             689r      technical amendments -- Creating new Section.
             689s           If this H.B. 13, H.B. 17, Sex Offender Registry, and H.B. 18, Kidnapping Offender
             689t      Amendments, all pass and become law, the Legislature intends that:
             689u           (1) Subsection (3) of Section 3, Coordination clause with H.B. 13 and H.B. 17 not take
             689v      effect; and
             689w          (2) Subsections 77-27-21.5(32) through (36) in this H.B. 13 be merged with Subsections
             689x      77-27-21.5(32) through (35) in H.B. 18 to create the following new Section 77-41-112: .H


             689y          H."77-41-112. Removal from Registry -- Requirements -- Procedure.

             689z          (1) An offender may petition the court where the offender was convicted of the offense
             689aa      requiring registration for an order removing the offender from the Sex Offender and Kidnap
             689ab      Offender Registry if:
             689ac          (a) the offender was convicted of violating:
             689ad          (i) Section 76-5-301, Kidnapping, and the conviction of violating
             689ae      Section 76-5-301 is the only conviction for which the offender is required to register;
             689af          (ii) Section 76-5-304, Unlawful Detention, and the conviction of violating
             689ag      Section 76-5-304 is the only conviction for which the offender is required to register;
             689ah          (iii) Section 76-5-401, unlawful sexual activity with a minor and, at the time of the
             689ai      offense, was not more than 10 years older than the victim; or
             689aj          (iv) Section 76-5-401.2, unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 or 17 year old, and at the
             689ak      time of the offense, was not more than 10 years older than the victim;
             689al          (b) five years have passed since the completion of the offender's sentence;
             689am          (c) the offender has successfully completed all treatment ordered by the court or the
             689an      Board of Pardons and Parole relating to the conviction;
             689ao          (d)(i) the offender has not been convicted of any other crime, excluding traffic offenses,
             689ap      as evidenced by a certificate of eligibility issued by the bureau;
             689aq          (ii) as used in this Section, "traffic offense" does not include a violation of Title 41,
             689ar      Chapter 6a, Part 5, Driving Under The Influence And Reckless Driving;
             689as          (e) the offender has paid all restitution ordered by the court;
             689at          (f) the offender has complied with all the registration requirements at all times as
             689au      required in this chapter, as evidenced by a document obtained by the offender from the Utah
             689av      Department of Corrections, which confirms compliance; and
             689aw          (g) the office that prosecuted the offender, and the victim, or if the victim is still a
             689ax      minor, the victim's parent, are notified and provided with an opportunity to respond in
             689ay      accordance with Subsection (3)(a).
             689az          (2) (a) (i) An offender seeking removal from the Sex Offender or Kidnap Offender
             689ba      Registry shall apply for a certificate of eligibility from the bureau.
             689bb          (ii) An offender who intentionally or knowingly provides any false or misleading
             689bc      information to the bureau when applying for a certificate of eligibility is guilty of a class B
             689bd      misdemeanor and subject to prosecution under Section 76-8-504.6.
             689be          (iii) Regardless of whether the offender is prosecuted, the bureau may deny a
             689bf      certificate of eligibility to anyone providing false information on an application..H


             689bg          H.(b) (i) The bureau shall perform a check of records of governmental agencies,

             689bh      including national criminal data bases, to determine whether an offender is eligible to receive a
             689bi      certificate of eligibility under this Section.
             689bj          (ii) If the offender meets all of the criteria under Subsections (1)(b) and (d), the bureau
             689bk      shall issue a certificate of eligibility to the offender which shall be valid for a period of 90 days
             689bl      from the date the certificate is issued.
             689bm          (c) (i) The bureau shall charge application and issuance fees for a certificate of
             689bn      eligibility in accordance with the process in Section 63J-1-504.
             689bo          (ii) The application fee shall be paid at the time the offender submits an application for
             689bp      a certificate of eligibility to the bureau.
             689bq          (iii) If the bureau determines that the issuance of a certificate of eligibility is
             689br      appropriate, the offender will be charged an additional fee for the issuance of a certificate of
             689bs      eligibility.
             689bt          (d) Funds generated under this Subsection (2) shall be deposited in the General Fund
             689bu      as a dedicated credit by the department to cover the costs incurred in determining eligibility.
             689bv          (3) (a) The offender shall file the petition, original information, and court docket with
             689bw      the court, and deliver a copy of the petition to the office of the prosecutor.
             689bx          (i) Upon receipt of a petition for removal from the Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender
             689by      Registry, the office of the prosecutor shall provide notice of the petition by first-class mail to
             689bz      the victim at the most recent address of record on file or, if the victim is still a minor, to the
             689ca      parent or guardian of the victim.
             689cb          (ii) The notice shall include a copy of the petition, state that the victim has a right to
             689cc      object to the removal of the offender from the registry, and provide instructions for registering
             689cd      an objection with the court.
             689ce          (b) The office of the prosecutor shall provide the following, if available, to the court
             689cf      within 30 days after receiving the petition:
             689cg          (i) presentencing report;
             689ch          (ii) any evaluation done as part of sentencing; and
             689ci          (iii) any other information the office of the prosecutor feels the court should consider.
             689cj          (c) The victim, or the victim's parent or guardian if the victim in a minor, may respond
             689ck      to the petition by filing a recommendation or objection with the court within 45 days after the
             689cl      mailing of the petition to the victim.
             689cm          (4)(a) The court shall:
             689cn          (i) review the petition and all documents submitted with the petition; and.H


             689co          H.(ii) hold a hearing if requested by the prosecutor or the victim.

             689cp          (b) The court shall consider whether the offender has paid all restitution ordered by the
             689cq      court or the Board of Pardons.
             689cr          (c) If the court determines that it is not contrary to the interests of the public to do so, it
             689cs      may grant the petition and order removal of the offender from the registry.
             689ct          (d) If the court grants the petition, it shall forward a copy of the order directing
             689cu      removal of the offender from the registry to the department and the office of the prosecutor.
             689cv          (5) The office of the prosecutor shall notify the victim of the court's decision in the
             689cw      same manner as notification was provided in Subsection (3)(a).";
             689cx           (c) change the internal cross references accordingly; and
             689cy          (d) the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel make these changes when
             689cz      preparing the Utah Code database for publication. .H




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