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S.B. 41

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PRIVACY OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION

             2     
2000 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Sponsor: Karen Hale

             5      AN ACT RELATING TO JUDICIAL CODE; AMENDING AGENCIES EXEMPTED FROM
             6      CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO EXAMINATION OF RECORDS; AND MAKING
             7      TECHNICAL CHANGES.
             8      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             9      AMENDS:
             10          78-27-50, as last amended by Chapter 184, Laws of Utah 1999
             11      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             12          Section 1. Section 78-27-50 is amended to read:
             13           78-27-50. Financial information privacy -- Inapplicable to certain official
             14      investigations.
             15          (1) Sections 78-27-45 through 78-27-47 do not apply when an examination of records is
             16      a part of an official investigation by:
             17          (a) [a] local police;
             18          (b) a sheriff;
             19          (c) a peace officer;
             20          (d) a city attorney;
             21          (e) a county attorney;
             22          (f) a district attorney;
             23          (g) the attorney general;
             24          (h) the Department of Public Safety;
             25          (i) the Office of Recovery Services of the Department of Human Services;
             26          (j) the Insurance Department;
             27          (k) the Department of Commerce; [or]


             28          (l) the state auditor[.]; or
             29          (m) the State Tax Commission.
             30          (2) Except for the Office of Recovery Services, if a governmental entity listed in
             31      Subsection (1) seeks a record, the entity shall obtain the record as follows:
             32          (a) if the record is a nonprotected record, by request in writing that:
             33          (i) certifies that an official investigation is being conducted; and
             34          (ii) is signed by a representative of the governmental entity that is conducting the official
             35      investigation; or
             36          (b) if the record is a protected record, by obtaining:
             37          (i) a subpoena authorized by statute; or
             38          (ii) other legal process:
             39          (A) ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction; and
             40          (B) served upon the financial institution.
             41          (3) If the Office of Recovery Services seeks a record, it shall obtain the record pursuant
             42      to:
             43          (a) Subsection 62A-11-104 (8);
             44          (b) Section 62A-11-304.1 ;
             45          (c) Section 62A-11-304.5 ; or
             46          (d) Title IV, Part D of the Social Security Act as codified in 42 U.S.C. 651 et seq.
             47          (4) A financial institution may not give notice to any person named or referenced within
             48      the record disclosed pursuant to Subsection (2)(a).
             49          (5) In accordance with Section 78-27-48 , the agency conducting the official investigation
             50      that obtains a record from a financial institution under this section shall reimburse the financial
             51      institution for costs reasonably and directly incurred by the financial institution.




Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-5-00 9:54 AM


A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel


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