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Chief Sponsor: Jerry W. Stevenson

House Sponsor: Derek E. Brown

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends the Criminal Code to create the offense of propelling a bodily
             10      substance at another person and provides penalties.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    creates the class B offense of propelling a bodily substance at another person;
             14          .    creates the class A offense of propelling a bodily substance, including saliva if the
             15      offender knows he or she is infected with HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C and the
             16      substance or material comes in contact with another person's face or open wound;
             17      and
             18          .    provides definitions.
             19      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          None
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      ENACTS:
             25          76-5-102.9, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             27      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             28          Section 1. Section 76-5-102.9 is enacted to read:
             29          76-5-102.9. Propelling a bodily substance -- Penalties.

             30          (1) As used in this section, a listed substance or material is:
             31          (a) saliva, blood, urine, or fecal material;
             32          (b) an infectious agent as defined in Section 26-6-2 of a material that carries an
             33      infectious agent; or
             34          (c) vomit or a material that carries vomit.
             35          (2) Any person who knowingly or intentionally throws or otherwise propels any bodily
             36      substance or material listed under Subsection (1) at another person is guilty of a class B
             37      misdemeanor, except as provided in Subsection (3).
             38          (3) A violation of this section is a class A misdemeanor if the substance or material
             39      propelled is listed in Subsection (1), and:
             40          (a) if the substance is the person's saliva, the person knows he or she is infected with
             41      HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C; or
             42          (b) the substance or material comes into contact with any portion of the other person's
             43      face, including the eyes or mouth, or comes into contact with any open wound on the other
             44      person's body.
             45          (4) If an offense committed under this section amounts to an offense subject to a
             46      greater penalty under another provision of state law than under this section, this section does
             47      not prohibit prosecution and sentencing for the more serious offense.

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