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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill includes displaying a dangerous weapon under certain circumstances in the
10 definition of disorderly conduct.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . provides that displaying a dangerous weapon in public under certain circumstances
14 may be disorderly conduct; and
15 . confirms that merely displaying a dangerous weapon in public without other
16 behavior is not disorderly conduct.
17 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
19 Other Special Clauses:
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
23 76-9-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter 20
25 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26 Section 1. Section 76-9-102 is amended to read:
27 76-9-102. Disorderly conduct.
28 (1) A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if:
29 (a) [
30 enforcement officer to move from a public place, or knowingly creates a hazardous or
31 physically offensive condition, by any act which serves no legitimate purpose; or
32 (b) intending to cause public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm, or recklessly
33 creating a risk thereof, [
34 (i) displays a dangerous weapon in a public place under circumstances that would
35 cause a reasonable person to fear for the safety of any person;
39 place; or
41 (2) "Public place," for the purpose of this section, means any place to which the public
42 or a substantial group of the public has access and includes but is not limited to streets,
43 highways, and the common areas of schools, hospitals, apartment houses, office buildings,
44 transport facilities, and shops.
45 (3) The otherwise lawful possession of a dangerous weapon, whether visible or
46 concealed, without additional behavior, does not constitute a hazardous or physically offensive
47 condition, threatening behavior, or a cause for public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm
48 under Subsection (1).
50 request by a person to desist. Otherwise it is an infraction.
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-14-12 7:54 AM