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) engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous, or threatening behavior;
35 (ii) makes unreasonable noises in a public place;
36 (iii) makes unreasonable noises in a private place which can be heard in a public place;
38 (iv) obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
39 (2) "Public place," for the purpose of this section, means any place to which the public
40 or a substantial group of the public has access and includes but is not limited to streets,
41 highways, and the common areas of schools, hospitals, apartment houses, office buildings,
42 transport facilities, and shops.
43 (3) The mere carrying or possession of a holstered or encased firearm, whether visible
44 or concealed, without additional behavior or circumstances that would cause a reasonable
45 person to believe the holstered or encased firearm was carried or possessed unlawfully or with
46 criminal intent, does not constitute a violation of this section. For purposes of this section, the
47 belief of a reasonable person may not be based on a mistake of law. Nothing in this Subsection
48 (3) may limit or prohibit a law enforcement officer from approaching or engaging any person in
49 a voluntary conversation.
51 request by a person to desist. Otherwise it is an infraction.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-21-14 10:18 AM