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S.B. 159 Enrolled
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY; CREATING TRANSITION PROVISIONS FOR
THE CHANGE IN CLASSIFICATION OF CERTAIN SECURITY PERSONNEL.
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
53-1-109, as last amended by Chapter 285, Laws of Utah 1996
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 53-1-109 is amended to read:
53-1-109. Security for capitol complex -- Traffic and parking rules enforcement for
division -- Security personnel.
(1) The commissioner, in cooperation with the director of the Division of Facilities
Construction and Management, shall:
(a) provide for the security of grounds and buildings of the capitol complex; and
(b) enforce traffic provisions under Title 41, Chapter 6, Traffic Rules and Regulations, and
parking rules, as adopted by the Division of Facilities Construction and Management, for all
grounds and buildings under the jurisdiction of the Division of Facilities Construction and
(2) Security personnel required in Subsection (1), shall be peace officers as defined in
(3) Security personnel who were actively employed and had five or more years of active
service with Protective Services within the Utah Highway Patrol Division as special function
officers, as defined in Section 77-1a-4, on June 29, 1996, shall become peace officers:
(a) without a requirement of any additional training or examinations if they have
completed the entire peace officer training of the Peace Officers Standards and Training Division;
(b) upon completing only the academic portion of the peace officer training of the Peace
Officers Standards and Training Division.
(4) An officer in a supervisory position with Protective Services within the Utah Highway
Patrol Division shall be allowed to transfer the job title that the officer held on April 28, 1996, into
a comparable supervisory position of employment as a peace officer for as long as the officer
remains with Protective Services within the Utah Highway Patrol Division.
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