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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill establishes the crime of agricultural operation interference.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . defines agricultural operation;
13 . provides that a person is guilty of agricultural operation interference if the person,
14 without the consent of the owner of the operation, records an image of, or sound
15 from, an agricultural operation while on the property where the agricultural
16 operation is located; and
17 . establishes penalties.
18 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 76-6-112, Utah Code Annotated 1953
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 76-6-112 is enacted to read:
28 76-6-112. Agricultural operation interference -- Penalties.
29 (1) As used in this section, "agricultural operation" means the commercial production
30 of crops, orchards, aquaculture, livestock, poultry, livestock products, or poultry products, and
31 the facilities, equipment, or property used to facilitate the commercial production.
32 (2) A person is guilty of agricultural operation interference if the person, without
33 consent from the owner of the operation, or the owner's agent, knowingly or intentionally
34 records an image of, or sound from, the operation:
35 (a) while the person is on the property where the agricultural operation is located; or
36 (b) by leaving a recording device on the property where the agricultural operation is
38 (3) A person who commits agricultural operation interference is guilty of:
39 (a) for a first offense, a class A misdemeanor; or
40 (b) for a subsequent offense, a felony of the third degree.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-8-12 6:08 AM