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Second Substitute S.B. 72

Senator R. Mont Evans proposes to substitute the following bill:


             1     
PUBLIC SAFETY AMENDMENTS

             2     
2000 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Sponsor: Terry R. Spencer

             5      AN ACT RELATING TO THE CRIMINAL CODE; CHANGING THE NAME OF THE
             6      BUREAU OF CRIMINAL IDENTIFICATION TO THE BUREAU OF IDENTIFICATION;
             7      REVISING CATEGORIES OF RESTRICTED PERSONS; ALLOWING THE BUREAU OF
             8      CRIMINAL IDENTIFICATION TO ACCESS JUVENILE COURT RECORDS FOR THE
             9      PURPOSE OF BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR FIREARM PURCHASES; PROVIDING FOR
             10      CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION; MAKING CONFORMING AMENDMENTS; AND
             11      MAKING TECHNICAL CHANGES.
             12      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             13      AMENDS:
             14          26-8a-310, as enacted by Chapter 141, Laws of Utah 1999
             15          31A-16-103, as last amended by Chapter 131, Laws of Utah 1999
             16          31A-23-203, as last amended by Chapter 131, Laws of Utah 1999
             17          53-1-104, as last amended by Chapters 263 and 343, Laws of Utah 1998
             18          53-10-201, as enacted by Chapter 263, Laws of Utah 1998
             19          53-10-208, as last amended by Chapter 187 and renumbered and amended by Chapter 263,
             20      Laws of Utah 1998
             21          61-2-9, as last amended by Chapter 351, Laws of Utah 1997
             22          62A-4a-202.4, as last amended by Chapter 263, Laws of Utah 1998
             23          62A-12-247, as last amended by Chapter 161, Laws of Utah 1989
             24          76-10-501, as last amended by Chapters 5, 97 and 366, Laws of Utah 1999
             25          76-10-504, as last amended by Chapter 289, Laws of Utah 1997


             26          76-10-509.6, as enacted by Chapter 10, Laws of Utah 1993, Second Special Session
             27          76-10-512, as last amended by Chapter 12, Laws of Utah 1994
             28          76-10-526, as last amended by Chapter 227, Laws of Utah 1999
             29          78-3a-206, as last amended by Chapter 377, Laws of Utah 1999
             30          78-3a-307.1, as last amended by Chapter 329, Laws of Utah 1997
             31          78-3a-904, as last amended by Chapter 108, Laws of Utah 1998
             32      ENACTS:
             33          53-10-208.1, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             34      REPEALS AND REENACTS:
             35          76-10-503, as last amended by Chapter 97, Laws of Utah 1999
             36      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             37          Section 1. Section 26-8a-310 is amended to read:
             38           26-8a-310. Criminal background check.
             39          (1) At the time of application for, or renewal of, a certificate, the department shall obtain,
             40      at the applicant's expense, information from a criminal history record or warrant of arrest
             41      information maintained by the Department of Public Safety pursuant to Title 53, Chapter 10, Part
             42      2, Bureau of [Criminal] Identification, to determine whether the individual has been convicted of
             43      a crime that bears upon his fitness to be certified or to have responsibility for the safety and
             44      well-being of children, the elderly, or persons with disabilities.
             45          (2) (a) An applicant who has not had residency in the state for the last five years shall
             46      submit fingerprints and other identifying information.
             47          (b) The department shall submit fingerprints obtained under Subsection (2)(a) to the
             48      Department of Public Safety to be forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a
             49      nationwide criminal history record check to determine whether the individual has been convicted
             50      of a crime that bears upon his fitness to be certified or to have responsibility for the safety and
             51      well-being of children, the elderly, or persons with disabilities.
             52          (3) Information obtained pursuant to Subsections (1) and (2) may be used to:
             53          (a) withhold certification or renewal;
             54          (b) commence or substantiate disciplinary action under Section 26-8a-503 ;
             55          (c) enforce the provisions of this chapter; and
             56          (d) notify the individual's employer as necessary to protect the public.


             57          Section 2. Section 31A-16-103 is amended to read:
             58           31A-16-103. Acquisition of control of or merger with domestic insurer -- Required
             59      filings -- Content of statement -- Alternative filing materials -- Criminal background
             60      information -- Approval by commissioner -- Dissenting shareholders -- Violations --
             61      Jurisdiction, consent to service of process.
             62          (1) (a) A person may not take the actions described in Subsections (1)(b) or (c) unless, at
             63      the time any offer, request, or invitation is made or any such agreement is entered into, or prior to
             64      the acquisition of securities if no offer or agreement is involved:
             65          (i) the person files with the commissioner a statement containing the information required
             66      by this section;
             67          (ii) the person provides a copy of the statement described in Subsection (1)(a)(i) to the
             68      insurer; and
             69          (iii) the commissioner approves the offer, request, invitation, agreement or acquisition.
             70          (b) Unless the person complies with Subsection (1)(a), a person other than the issuer may
             71      not make a tender offer for, a request or invitation for tenders of, or enter into any agreement to
             72      exchange securities, or seek to acquire or acquire in the open market or otherwise, any voting
             73      security of a domestic insurer if after the acquisition, the person would directly, indirectly, by
             74      conversion, or by exercise of any right to acquire be in control of the insurer.
             75          (c) Unless the person complies with Subsection (1)(a), a person may not enter into an
             76      agreement to merge with or otherwise to acquire control of a domestic insurer or any person
             77      controlling a domestic insurer.
             78          (d) (i) For purposes of this section a domestic insurer includes any person controlling a
             79      domestic insurer unless the person as determined by the commissioner is either directly or through
             80      its affiliates primarily engaged in business other than the business of insurance.
             81          (ii) The controlling person described in Subsection (1)(d)(i) shall file with the
             82      commissioner a preacquisition notification containing the information required in Subsection (2)
             83      30 calendar days before the proposed effective date of the acquisition.
             84          (iii) For the purposes of this section, "person" does not include any securities broker
             85      holding less than 20% of the voting securities of an insurance company or of any person that
             86      controls an insurance company in the usual and customary brokers function.
             87          (iv) This section applies to all domestic insurers and other entities licensed under Chapters


             88      5, 7, 8, 9, and 11.
             89          (e) (i) An agreement for acquisition of control or merger as contemplated by this
             90      Subsection (1) is not valid or enforceable unless the agreement:
             91          (A) is in writing; and
             92          (B) includes a provision that the agreement is subject to the approval of the commissioner
             93      upon the filing of any applicable statement required under this chapter.
             94          (ii) A written agreement for acquisition or control that includes the provision described
             95      in Subsection (1)(e)(i) satisfies the requirements of this Subsection (1).
             96          (2) The statement to be filed with the commissioner under Subsection (1) shall be made
             97      under oath or affirmation and shall contain the following information:
             98          (a) the name and address of the "acquiring party," which means each person by whom or
             99      on whose behalf the merger or other acquisition of control referred to in Subsection (1) is to be
             100      effected; and
             101          (i) if the person is an individual:
             102          (A) the person's principal occupation;
             103          (B) a listing of all offices and positions held by the person during the past five years; and
             104          (C) any conviction of crimes other than minor traffic violations during the past ten years;
             105      and
             106          (ii) if the person is not an individual:
             107          (A) a report of the nature of its business operations during the past five years or for any
             108      lesser period as the person and any of its predecessors has been in existence;
             109          (B) an informative description of the business intended to be done by the person and the
             110      person's subsidiaries;
             111          (C) a list of all individuals who are or who have been selected to become directors or
             112      executive officers of the person, or individuals who perform, or who will perform functions
             113      appropriate to such positions; and
             114          (D) for each individual described in Subsection (2)(a)(ii)(C), the information required by
             115      Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A) for each individual;
             116          (b) (i) the source, nature, and amount of the consideration used or to be used in effecting
             117      the merger or acquisition of control;
             118          (ii) a description of any transaction in which funds were or are to be obtained for that


             119      purpose of effecting the merger or acquisition of control, including any pledge of the insurer's
             120      stock or the stock of any of its subsidiaries or controlling affiliates; and
             121          (iii) the identity of persons furnishing the consideration;
             122          (c) fully audited financial information, or other financial information considered
             123      acceptable by the commissioner, of the earnings and financial condition of each acquiring party
             124      for the preceding five fiscal years of each acquiring party, or for any lesser period the acquiring
             125      party and any of its predecessors shall have been in existence, and similar unaudited information
             126      prepared within the 90 days prior to the filing of the statement;
             127          (d) any plans or proposals which each acquiring party may have to:
             128          (i) liquidate the insurer;
             129          (ii) sell its assets;
             130          (iii) merge or consolidate the insurer with any person; or
             131          (iv) make any other material change in the insurer's business, corporate structure, or
             132      management;
             133          (e) (i) the number of shares of any security referred to in Subsection (1) that each acquiring
             134      party proposes to acquire;
             135          (ii) the terms of the offer, request, invitation, agreement, or acquisition referred to in
             136      Subsection (1); and
             137          (iii) a statement as to the method by which the fairness of the proposal was arrived at;
             138          (f) the amount of each class of any security referred to in Subsection (1) that:
             139          (i) is beneficially owned; or
             140          (ii) concerning which there is a right to acquire beneficial ownership by each acquiring
             141      party;
             142          (g) a full description of any contract, arrangement, or understanding with respect to any
             143      security referred to in Subsection (1) in which any acquiring party is involved, including:
             144          (i) the transfer of any of the securities;
             145          (ii) joint ventures;
             146          (iii) loan or option arrangements;
             147          (iv) puts or calls;
             148          (v) guarantees of loans;
             149          (vi) guarantees against loss or guarantees of profits;


             150          (vii) division of losses or profits; or
             151          (viii) the giving or withholding of proxies;
             152          (h) a description of the purchase by any acquiring party of any security referred to in
             153      Subsection (1) during the 12 calendar months preceding the filing of the statement including:
             154          (i) the dates of purchase;
             155          (ii) the names of the purchasers; and
             156          (iii) the consideration paid or agreed to be paid for the purchase;
             157          (i) a description of any recommendations to purchase by any acquiring party any security
             158      referred to in Subsection (1) made during the 12 calendar months preceding the filing of the
             159      statement or any recommendations made by anyone based upon interviews or at the suggestion of
             160      the acquiring party;
             161          (j) (i) copies of all tender offers for, requests for, or invitations for tenders of, exchange
             162      offers for, and agreements to acquire or exchange any securities referred to in Subsection (1); and
             163          (ii) if distributed, copies of additional soliciting material relating to the transactions
             164      described in Subsection (2)(j)(i);
             165          (k) (i) the term of any agreement, contract, or understanding made with, or proposed to be
             166      made with, any broker-dealer as to solicitation of securities referred to in Subsection (1) for tender;
             167      and
             168          (ii) the amount of any fees, commissions, or other compensation to be paid to
             169      broker-dealers with regard to any agreement, contract, or understanding described in Subsection
             170      (2)(k)(i); and
             171          (l) any additional information the commissioner requires by rule, which the commissioner
             172      determines to be:
             173          (i) necessary or appropriate for the protection of policyholders of the insurer; or
             174          (ii) in the public interest.
             175          (3) The department may request:
             176          (a) (i) criminal background information maintained pursuant to Title 53, Chapter 10, Part
             177      2, from the Bureau of [Criminal] Identification; and
             178          (ii) complete Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background checks through the
             179      national criminal history system.
             180          (b) Information obtained by the department from the review of criminal history records


             181      received under Subsection (3)(a) shall be used by the department for the purpose of:
             182          (i) verifying the information in Subsection (2)(a)(i);
             183          (ii) determining the integrity of persons who would control the operation of an insurer; and
             184          (iii) preventing persons who violate 18 U.S.C. Sections 1033 and 1034 from engaging in
             185      the business of insurance in the state.
             186          (c) If the department requests the criminal background information, the department shall:
             187          (i) pay to the Department of Public Safety the costs incurred by the Department of Public
             188      Safety in providing the department criminal background information under Subsection (3)(a)(i);
             189          (ii) pay to the Federal Bureau of Investigation the costs incurred by the Federal Bureau of
             190      Investigation in providing the department criminal background information under Subsection
             191      (3)(a)(ii); and
             192          (iii) charge the person required to file the statement referred to in Subsection (1) a fee
             193      equal to the aggregate of Subsections (3)(c)(i) and (ii).
             194          (4) (a) If the source of the consideration under Subsection (2)(b)(i) is a loan made in the
             195      lender's ordinary course of business, the identity of the lender shall remain confidential, if the
             196      person filing the statement so requests.
             197          (b) Under Subsection (2)(e), the commissioner may require a statement of the adjusted
             198      book value assigned by the acquiring party to each security in arriving at the terms of the offer,
             199      with "adjusted book value" meaning each security's proportional interest in the capital and surplus
             200      of the insurer with adjustments that:
             201          (i) reflect market conditions;
             202          (ii) business in force; and
             203          (iii) other intangible assets or liabilities of the insurer.
             204          (c) The description required by Subsection (2)(g) shall identify the persons with whom the
             205      contracts, arrangements, or understandings have been entered into.
             206          (5) (a) If the person required to file the statement referred to in Subsection (1) is a
             207      partnership, limited partnership, syndicate, or other group, the commissioner may require that all
             208      the information called for by Subsections (2), (3), or (4) shall be given with respect to each:
             209          (i) partner of the partnership or limited partnership;
             210          (ii) member of the syndicate or group; and
             211          (iii) person who controls the partner or member.


             212          (b) If any partner, member, or person referred to in Subsection (5)(a) is a corporation, or
             213      if the person required to file the statement referred to in Subsection (1) is a corporation, the
             214      commissioner may require that the information called for by Subsection (2) shall be given with
             215      respect to:
             216          (i) the corporation;
             217          (ii) each officer and director of the corporation; and
             218          (iii) each person who is directly or indirectly the beneficial owner of more than 10% of the
             219      outstanding voting securities of the corporation.
             220          (6) If any material change occurs in the facts set forth in the statement filed with the
             221      commissioner and sent to the insurer pursuant to Subsection (2), an amendment setting forth the
             222      change, together with copies of all documents and other material relevant to the change, shall be
             223      filed with the commissioner and sent to the insurer within two business days after the filing person
             224      learns of such change.
             225          (7) If any offer, request, invitation, agreement, or acquisition referred to in Subsection (1)
             226      is proposed to be made by means of a registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933, or
             227      under circumstances requiring the disclosure of similar information under the Securities Exchange
             228      Act of 1934, or under a state law requiring similar registration or disclosure, a person required to
             229      file the statement referred to in Subsection (1) may use copies of any registration or disclosure
             230      documents in furnishing the information called for by the statement.
             231          (8) (a) The commissioner shall approve any merger or other acquisition of control referred
             232      to in Subsection (1) unless, after a public hearing on the merger or acquisition, the commissioner
             233      finds that:
             234          (i) after the change of control, the domestic insurer referred to in Subsection (1) would not
             235      be able to satisfy the requirements for the issuance of a license to write the line or lines of
             236      insurance for which it is presently licensed;
             237          (ii) the effect of the merger or other acquisition of control would substantially lessen
             238      competition in insurance in this state or tend to create a monopoly in insurance;
             239          (iii) the financial condition of any acquiring party might:
             240          (A) jeopardize the financial stability of the insurer; or
             241          (B) prejudice the interest of:
             242          (I) its policyholders; or


             243          (II) any remaining securityholders who are unaffiliated with the acquiring party;
             244          (iv) the terms of the offer, request, invitation, agreement, or acquisition referred to in
             245      Subsection (1) are unfair and unreasonable to the securityholders of the insurer;
             246          (v) the plans or proposals which the acquiring party has to liquidate the insurer, sell its
             247      assets, or consolidate or merge it with any person, or to make any other material change in its
             248      business or corporate structure or management, are:
             249          (A) unfair and unreasonable to policyholders of the insurer; and
             250          (B) not in the public interest; or
             251          (vi) the competence, experience, and integrity of those persons who would control the
             252      operation of the insurer are such that it would not be in the interest of the policyholders of the
             253      insurer and the public to permit the merger or other acquisition of control.
             254          (b) For purposes of Subsection (8)(a)(iv), the offering price for each security may not be
             255      considered unfair if the adjusted book values under Subsection (2)(e):
             256          (i) are disclosed to the securityholders; and
             257          (ii) determined by the commissioner to be reasonable.
             258          (9) (a) The public hearing referred to in Subsection (8) shall be held within 30 days after
             259      the statement required by Subsection (1) is filed.
             260          (b) (i) At least 20 days notice of the hearing shall be given by the commissioner to the
             261      person filing the statement.
             262          (ii) Affected parties may waive the notice required by this Subsection (9)(b).
             263          (iii) Not less than seven days notice of the public hearing shall be given by the person
             264      filing the statement to:
             265          (A) the insurer; and
             266          (B) any person designated by the commissioner.
             267          (c) The commissioner shall make a determination within 30 days after the conclusion of
             268      the hearing.
             269          (d) At the hearing, the person filing the statement, the insurer, any person to whom notice
             270      of hearing was sent, and any other person whose interest may be affected by the hearing may:
             271          (i) present evidence;
             272          (ii) examine and cross-examine witnesses; and
             273          (iii) offer oral and written arguments.


             274          (e) (i) A person or insurer described in Subsection (9)(d) may conduct discovery
             275      proceedings in the same manner as is presently allowed in the district courts of this state.
             276          (ii) All discovery proceedings shall be concluded not later than three days before the
             277      commencement of the public hearing.
             278          (10) At the acquiring person's expense and consent, the commissioner may retain any
             279      attorneys, actuaries, accountants, and other experts not otherwise a part of the commissioner's staff,
             280      which are reasonably necessary to assist the commissioner in reviewing the proposed acquisition
             281      of control.
             282          (11) (a) (i) If a domestic insurer proposes to merge into another insurer, any securityholder
             283      electing to exercise a right of dissent may file with the insurer a written request for payment of the
             284      adjusted book value given in the statement required by Subsection (1) and approved under
             285      Subsection (8), in return for the surrender of the security holder's securities.
             286          (ii) The request described in Subsection (11)(a)(i) shall be filed not later than ten days after
             287      the day of the securityholders' meeting where the corporate action is approved.
             288          (b) The dissenting securityholder is entitled to and the insurer is required to pay to the
             289      dissenting securityholder the specified value within 60 days of receipt of the dissenting security
             290      holder's security.
             291          (c) Persons electing under this Subsection (11) to receive cash for their securities waive
             292      the dissenting shareholder and appraisal rights otherwise applicable under Title 16, Chapter 10a,
             293      Part 13, Dissenters' Rights.
             294          (d) (i) This Subsection(11) provides an elective procedure for dissenting securityholders
             295      to resolve their objections to the plan of merger.
             296          (ii) This section does not restrict the rights of dissenting securityholders under Title 16,
             297      Chapter 10a, Utah Revised Business Corporation Act, unless this election is made under this
             298      Subsection (11).
             299          (12) (a) All statements, amendments, or other material filed under Subsection (1), and all
             300      notices of public hearings held under Subsection (8), shall be mailed by the insurer to its
             301      securityholders within five business days after the insurer has received the statements,
             302      amendments, other material, or notices.
             303          (b) Mailing expenses shall be paid by the person making the filing. As security for the
             304      payment of these expenses, that person shall file with the commissioner an acceptable bond or


             305      other deposit in an amount determined by the commissioner.
             306          (13) This section does not apply to any offer, request, invitation, agreement, or acquisition
             307      that the commissioner by order exempts from the requirements of this section as:
             308          (a) not having been made or entered into for the purpose of, and not having the effect of,
             309      changing or influencing the control of a domestic insurer; or
             310          (b) as otherwise not comprehended within the purposes of this section.
             311          (14) The following are violations of this section:
             312          (a) the failure to file any statement, amendment, or other material required to be filed
             313      pursuant to Subsections (1), (2), and (5); or
             314          (b) the effectuation, or any attempt to effectuate, an acquisition of control of or merger
             315      with a domestic insurer unless the commissioner has given the commissioner's approval to the
             316      acquisition or merger.
             317          (15) (a) The courts of this state are vested with jurisdiction over:
             318          (i) a person who:
             319          (A) files a statement with the commissioner under this section; and
             320          (B) is not resident, domiciled, or authorized to do business in this state; and
             321          (ii) overall actions involving persons described in Subsection (15)(a)(i) arising out of a
             322      violation of this section.
             323          (b) A person described in Subsection (15)(a) is considered to have performed acts
             324      equivalent to and constituting an appointment of the commissioner by that person, to be that
             325      person's lawful attorney upon whom may be served all lawful process in any action, suit, or
             326      proceeding arising out of a violation of this section.
             327          (c) A copy of a lawful process described in Subsection (15)(b) shall be:
             328          (i) served on the commissioner; and
             329          (ii) transmitted by registered or certified mail by the commissioner to the person at that
             330      person's last-known address.
             331          Section 3. Section 31A-23-203 is amended to read:
             332           31A-23-203. General requirements for license issuance and renewal.
             333          (1) The commissioner shall issue or renew a license to act as an agent, broker, or
             334      consultant to any person who, as to the license classification applied for under Section
             335      31A-23-204 :


             336          (a) has satisfied the character requirements under Section 31A-23-205 ;
             337          (b) has satisfied any applicable continuing education requirements under Section
             338      31A-23-206 ;
             339          (c) has satisfied any applicable examination requirements under Section 31A-23-207 ;
             340          (d) has satisfied any applicable training period requirements under Section 31A-23-208 ;
             341          (e) if a nonresident:
             342          (i) has complied with Section 31A-23-209 ; and
             343          (ii) holds an active similar license in that person's state of residence;
             344          (f) as to applicants for licenses to act as title insurance agents, has satisfied the
             345      requirements of Section 31A-23-211 ; and
             346          (g) has paid the applicable fees under Section 31A-3-103 .
             347          (2) (a) The department may request:
             348          (i) criminal background information maintained pursuant to Title 53, Chapter 10, Part 2,
             349      from the Bureau of [Criminal] Identification; and
             350          (ii) complete Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background checks through the
             351      national criminal history system.
             352          (b) Information obtained by the department from the review of criminal history records
             353      received under Subsection (2)(a) shall be used by the department for the purposes of:
             354          (i) determining if a person satisfies the character requirements under Section 31A-23-205
             355      for issuance or renewal of a license;
             356          (ii) determining if a person has failed to maintain the character requirements under Section
             357      31A-23-205 ; and
             358          (iii) preventing persons who violate the federal Violent Crime Control and Law
             359      Enforcement Act of 1994, 18 U.S.C. Secs. 1033 and 1034, from engaging in the business of
             360      insurance in the state.
             361          (c) If the department requests the criminal background information, the department shall:
             362          (i) pay to the Department of Public Safety the costs incurred by the Department of Public
             363      Safety in providing the department criminal background information under Subsection (2)(a)(i);
             364          (ii) pay to the Federal Bureau of Investigation the costs incurred by the Federal Bureau of
             365      Investigation in providing the department criminal background information under
             366      Subsection(2)(a)(ii); and


             367          (iii) charge the person applying for a license or for renewal of a license a fee equal to the
             368      aggregate of Subsections (2)(c)(i) and (ii).
             369          Section 4. Section 53-1-104 is amended to read:
             370           53-1-104. Boards, bureaus, councils, divisions, and offices.
             371          (1) The following are the policymaking boards within the department:
             372          (a) the Driver License Medical Advisory Board, created in Section 53-3-303 ;
             373          (b) the Concealed Weapon Review Board, created in Section 53-5-703 ;
             374          (c) the Utah Fire Prevention Board, created in Section 53-7-203 ;
             375          (d) the Liquified Petroleum Gas Board, created in Section 53-7-304 ; and
             376          (e) the Private Investigator Hearing and Licensure Board, created in Section 53-9-104 .
             377          (2) The following are the councils within the department:
             378          (a) the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, created in Section 53-6-106 ; and
             379          (b) the Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Advisory Council, created in Section 53-8-203 .
             380          (3) The following are the divisions within the department:
             381          (a) the Administrative Services Division, created in Section 53-1-203 ;
             382          (b) the Management Information Services Division, created in Section 53-1-303 ;
             383          (c) the Comprehensive Emergency Management Division, created in Section 53-2-103 ;
             384          (d) the Driver License Division, created in Section 53-3-103 ;
             385          (e) the Criminal Investigations and Technical Services Division, created in Section
             386      53-10-103 ;
             387          (f) the Peace Officers Standards and Training Division, created in Section 53-6-103 ;
             388          (g) the State Fire Marshal Division, created in Section 53-7-103 ; and
             389          (h) the Utah Highway Patrol Division, created in Section 53-8-103 .
             390          (4) The Office of Executive Protection is created in Section 53-1-112 .
             391          (5) The following are bureaus within the department:
             392          (a) Bureau of [Criminal] Identification, created in Section 53-10-201 ;
             393          (b) Criminal Investigations Bureau, created in Section 53-10-301 ;
             394          (c) Bureau of Forensic Services, created in Section 53-10-401 ; and
             395          (d) Bureau of Communications, created in Section 53-10-501 .
             396          (6) The State Olympic Public Safety Command is created within the department by Section
             397      53-12-201 .


             398          Section 5. Section 53-10-201 is amended to read:
             399           53-10-201. Bureau of Identification -- Creation -- Bureau Chief appointment,
             400      qualifications, and compensation.
             401          (1) There is created within the division the Bureau of [Criminal] Identification.
             402          (2) The bureau shall be administered by a bureau chief appointed by the division director
             403      with the approval of the commissioner.
             404          (3) The bureau chief shall be experienced in administration and possess additional
             405      qualifications as determined by the commissioner or division director and as provided by law.
             406          (4) The bureau chief acts under the supervision and control of the division director and
             407      may be removed from his position at the will of the commissioner.
             408          (5) The bureau chief shall receive compensation as provided by Title 67, Chapter 19, Utah
             409      State Personnel Management Act.
             410          Section 6. Section 53-10-208 is amended to read:
             411           53-10-208. Definition -- Offenses included on statewide warrant system --
             412      Transportation fee to be included -- Statewide warrant system responsibility -- Quality
             413      control -- Training -- Technical support -- Transaction costs.
             414          (1) "Statewide warrant system" means the portion of the state court computer system that
             415      is accessible by modem from the state mainframe computer and contains:
             416          (a) records of criminal warrant information; and
             417          (b) after notice and hearing, records of protective orders issued pursuant to:
             418          (i) Title 30, Chapter 6, Cohabitant Abuse Act; or
             419          (ii) Title 77, Chapter 36, Cohabitant Abuse Procedures Act.
             420          [(2) Every magistrate or clerk of a court responsible for court records in this state shall
             421      furnish the division with information pertaining to:]
             422          [(a) all dispositions of criminal matters, including guilty pleas, convictions, dismissals,
             423      acquittals, pleas held in abeyance, or probations granted, within 30 days of the disposition and on
             424      forms and in the manner provided by the division;]
             425          [(b) the issuance, recall, cancellation, or modification of all warrants of arrest or
             426      commitment as described in Rule 6, Utah Rules of Criminal Procedure and Section 78-32-4 , within
             427      one day of the action and in a manner provided by the division; and]
             428          [(c) protective orders issued after notice and hearing, pursuant to:]


             429          [(i) Title 30, Chapter 6, Cohabitant Abuse Act; or ]
             430          [(ii) Title 77, Chapter 36, Cohabitant Abuse Procedures Act.]
             431          [(3)] (2) (a) (i) The division shall include on the statewide warrant system all warrants
             432      issued for felony offenses and class A, B, and C misdemeanor offenses in the state.
             433          (ii) For each offense the division shall indicate whether the magistrate ordered under
             434      Section 77-7-5 and Rule 6, Utah Rules of Criminal Procedure, that the accused appear in court.
             435          (b) Infractions shall not be included on the statewide warrant system, including any
             436      subsequent failure to appear warrants issued on an infraction.
             437          [(4)] (3) The division is the agency responsible for the statewide warrant system and shall:
             438          (a) ensure quality control of all warrants of arrest or commitment and protective orders
             439      contained in the statewide warrant system by conducting regular validation checks with every clerk
             440      of a court responsible for entering the information on the system;
             441          (b) upon the expiration of the protective orders and in the manner prescribed by the
             442      division, purge information regarding protective orders described in Subsection [(2)(c)]
             443      53-10-208.1 (4) within 30 days of the time after expiration;
             444          (c) establish system procedures and provide training to all criminal justice agencies having
             445      access to information contained on the state warrant system;
             446          (d) provide technical support, program development, and systems maintenance for the
             447      operation of the system; and
             448          (e) pay data processing and transaction costs for state, county, and city law enforcement
             449      agencies and criminal justice agencies having access to information contained on the state warrant
             450      system.
             451          [(5)] (4) (a) Any data processing or transaction costs not funded by legislative
             452      appropriation shall be paid on a pro rata basis by all agencies using the system during the fiscal
             453      year.
             454          (b) This Subsection (4) supersedes any conflicting provision in Subsection [(4)](3)(e).
             455          Section 7. Section 53-10-208.1 is enacted to read:
             456          53-10-208.1. Magistrates and court clerks to supply information.
             457          Every magistrate or clerk of a court responsible for court records in this state shall, within
             458      30 days of the disposition and on forms and in the manner provided by the division, furnish the
             459      division with information pertaining to:


             460          (1) all dispositions of criminal matters, including:
             461          (a) guilty pleas;
             462          (b) convictions;
             463          (c) dismissals;
             464          (d) acquittals;
             465          (e) pleas held in abeyance;
             466          (f) judgments of not guilty by reason of insanity;
             467          (g) judgments of guilty and mentally ill;
             468          (h) findings of mental incompetence to stand trial; or
             469          (i) probations granted;
             470          (2) orders of civil commitment under the terms of Section 62A-12-234 ;
             471          (3) the issuance, recall, cancellation, or modification of all warrants of arrest or
             472      commitment as described in Rule 6, Utah Rules of Criminal Procedure and Section 78-32-4 , within
             473      one day of the action and in a manner provided by the division; and
             474          (4) protective orders issued after notice and hearing, pursuant to:
             475          (a) Title 30, Chapter 6, Cohabitant Abuse Act; or
             476          (b) Title 77, Chapter 36, Cohabitant Abuse Procedures Act.
             477          Section 8. Section 61-2-9 is amended to read:
             478           61-2-9. Examination and license fees -- Renewal of licenses -- Education
             479      requirements -- Activation of inactive licenses -- Recertification -- Licenses of firm,
             480      partnership, or association -- Miscellaneous fees.
             481          (1) (a) Upon filing an application for a principal broker, associate broker, or sales agent
             482      license examination, the applicant shall pay a nonrefundable fee as determined by the commission
             483      with the concurrence of the division under Section 63-38-3.2 for admission to the examination.
             484          (b) A principal broker, associate broker, or sales agent applicant shall pay a nonrefundable
             485      fee as determined by the commission with the concurrence of the division under Section 63-38-3.2
             486      for issuance of an initial license or license renewal.
             487          (c) Each license issued under this subsection shall be issued for a period of not less than
             488      two years as determined by the division with the concurrence of the commission.
             489          (d) (i) Any new sales agent applicant shall submit fingerprint cards in a form acceptable
             490      to the division at the time the license application is filed and shall consent to a fingerprint


             491      background check by the Utah Bureau of [Criminal] Identification and the Federal Bureau of
             492      Investigation regarding the application.
             493          (ii) The division shall request the Department of Public Safety to complete a Federal
             494      Bureau of Investigation criminal background check for each new sales agent applicant through the
             495      national criminal history system (NCIC) or any successor system.
             496          (iii) The cost of the background check and the fingerprinting shall be borne by the
             497      applicant.
             498          (e) (i) Any new sales agent license issued under this section shall be conditional, pending
             499      completion of the criminal background check. If the criminal background check discloses the
             500      applicant has failed to accurately disclose a criminal history, the license shall be immediately and
             501      automatically revoked.
             502          (ii) Any person whose conditional license has been revoked under Subsection (e)(i) shall
             503      be entitled to a post-revocation hearing to challenge the revocation. The hearing shall be
             504      conducted in accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46b, Administrative Procedures Act.
             505          (2) (a) A license expires if it is not renewed on or before its expiration date. Effective
             506      January 1, 1992, as a condition of renewal, each active licensee shall demonstrate competence by
             507      viewing an approved real estate education video program and completing a supplementary
             508      workbook, or complete 12 hours of professional education approved by the division and
             509      commission within each two-year renewal period. The division with the concurrence of the
             510      commission shall certify education which may include, but shall not be limited to, state
             511      conventions, home study courses, video courses, and closed circuit television courses. The
             512      commission with concurrence of the division may exempt a licensee from this education
             513      requirement for a period not to exceed four years upon a finding of reasonable cause and under
             514      conditions established by rule.
             515          (b) For a period of 30 days after the expiration date, a license may be reinstated upon
             516      payment of a renewal fee and a late fee determined by the commission with the concurrence of the
             517      division under Section 63-38-3.2 and upon providing proof acceptable to the division and the
             518      commission of the licensee having completed the hours of education or demonstrated competence
             519      as required under Subsection (2)(a).
             520          (c) After this 30-day period, and until six months after the expiration date, the license may
             521      be reinstated by:


             522          (i) paying a renewal fee and a late fee determined by the commission with the concurrence
             523      of the division under Section 63-38-3.2 ;
             524          (ii) providing to the division proof of satisfactory completion of the applicable hours of
             525      prelicensing education required under Section 61-2-6 , which must be completed within six months
             526      prior to reinstatement, or providing to the division evidence of successful completion of the
             527      respective sales agent or broker licensing examination within six months prior to reinstatement;
             528      and
             529          (iii) providing proof acceptable to the division and the commission of the licensee having
             530      completed the hours of education or demonstrated competence as required under Subsection (2)(a).
             531          (d) A person who does not renew his license within six months after the expiration date
             532      shall be relicensed as prescribed for an original application.
             533          (3) As a condition for the activation of an inactive license, a licensee shall supply the
             534      division with proof of:
             535          (a) successful completion of the respective sales agent or broker licensing examination
             536      within six months prior to activation; or
             537          (b) the successful completion of the number of hours of continuing education that the
             538      licensee would have been required to complete under Subsection (2)(a) if the licensee's license had
             539      been on active status, up to the number of hours required for original licensure. Credit shall be
             540      given only for education that has been taken within the five years preceding activation, except that
             541      at least 12 hours of the education must have been taken within 12 months preceding activation.
             542          (4) A principal broker license may be granted to a corporation, partnership, or association
             543      if the corporation, partnership, or association has affiliated with it an individual who has qualified
             544      as a principal broker under the terms of this chapter, and who serves in the capacity of a principal
             545      broker. Application for the license shall be made in accordance with the rules adopted by the
             546      division with the concurrence of the commission.
             547          (5) The division may charge and collect reasonable fees determined by the commission
             548      with the concurrence of the division under Section 63-38-3.2 to cover the costs for:
             549          (a) issuance of a new or duplicate license;
             550          (b) license histories or certifications;
             551          (c) certified copies of official documents, orders, and other papers and transcripts;
             552          (d) certifying real estate schools, courses, and instructors, the fees for which shall,


             553      notwithstanding Section 13-1-2 , be deposited in the Real Estate Education, Research, and
             554      Recovery Fund; and
             555          (e) other duties required by this chapter.
             556          (6) If a licensee submits or causes to be submitted a check, draft, or other negotiable
             557      instrument to the division for payment of fees, and the check, draft, or other negotiable instrument
             558      is dishonored, the transaction for which the payment was submitted is void and will be reversed
             559      by the division if payment of the applicable fee is not received in full.
             560          (7) The fees under this chapter and the additional license fee for the Real Estate Education,
             561      Research, and Recovery Fund under Section 61-2a-4 are in lieu of all other license fees or
             562      assessments that might otherwise be imposed or charged by the state or any of its political
             563      subdivisions, upon, or as a condition of, the privilege of conducting the business regulated by this
             564      chapter, except that a political subdivision within the state may charge a business license fee if the
             565      licensee maintains a place of business within the jurisdiction of the political subdivision. Unless
             566      otherwise exempt, each licensee under this chapter is subject to all taxes imposed under Title 59,
             567      Revenue and Taxation.
             568          Section 9. Section 62A-4a-202.4 is amended to read:
             569           62A-4a-202.4. Access to criminal background information.
             570          (1) For purposes of background screening and investigation of child abuse under this
             571      chapter and Title 78, Chapter 3a, Part 3, Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Proceedings, the
             572      division shall have direct access to criminal background information maintained pursuant to Title
             573      53, Chapter 10, Part 2, Bureau of [Criminal] Identification.
             574          (2) The division and the Office of the Guardian Ad Litem Director are also authorized to
             575      request the Department of Public Safety to conduct a complete Federal Bureau of Investigation
             576      criminal background check through the national criminal history system (NCIC).
             577          Section 10. Section 62A-12-247 is amended to read:
             578           62A-12-247. Confidentiality of information and records -- Exceptions -- Penalty.
             579          (1) All certificates, applications, records, and reports made for the purpose of this part,
             580      including those made on judicial proceedings for involuntary commitment, that directly or
             581      indirectly identify a patient or former patient or an individual whose commitment has been sought
             582      under this part, shall be kept confidential and may not be disclosed by any person except insofar
             583      as:


             584          (a) the individual identified or his legal guardian, if any, or, if a minor, his parent or legal
             585      guardian shall consent;
             586          (b) disclosure may be necessary to carry out [any of] the provisions of:
             587          (i) this part; or
             588          (ii) Section 53-10-208.1 ; or
             589          (c) a court may direct, upon its determination that disclosure is necessary for the conduct
             590      of proceedings before it, and that failure to make the disclosure would be contrary to the public
             591      interest.
             592          (2) A person who [violates any provision of] knowingly or intentionally discloses any
             593      information not authorized by this section is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
             594          Section 11. Section 76-10-501 is amended to read:
             595           76-10-501. Definitions.
             596          As used in this part:
             597          (1) (a) "Concealed dangerous weapon" means a dangerous weapon that is covered, hidden,
             598      or secreted in a manner that the public would not be aware of its presence and is readily accessible
             599      for immediate use.
             600          (b) A dangerous weapon shall not be considered a concealed dangerous weapon if it is a
             601      firearm which is unloaded and is securely encased.
             602          [(2) "Crime of violence" means aggravated murder, murder, manslaughter, rape, mayhem,
             603      kidnapping, robbery, burglary, housebreaking, extortion, or blackmail accompanied by threats of
             604      violence, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with intent to commit any offense punishable
             605      by imprisonment for more than one year, arson punishable by imprisonment for more than one
             606      year, or an attempt to commit any of these offenses.]
             607          [(3)] (2) "Criminal history background check" means a criminal background check
             608      conducted by a licensed firearms dealer on every purchaser of a handgun through the division or
             609      the local law enforcement agency where the firearms dealer conducts business.
             610          [(4)] (3) (a) "Dangerous weapon" means any item that in the manner of its use or intended
             611      use is capable of causing death or serious bodily injury. The following factors shall be used in
             612      determining whether a knife, or any other item, object, or thing not commonly known as a
             613      dangerous weapon is a dangerous weapon:
             614          (i) the character of the instrument, object, or thing;


             615          (ii) the character of the wound produced, if any;
             616          (iii) the manner in which the instrument, object, or thing was used; and
             617          (iv) the other lawful purposes for which the instrument, object, or thing may be used.
             618          (b) "Dangerous weapon" does not include any explosive, chemical, or incendiary device
             619      as defined by Section 76-10-306 .
             620          [(5)] (4) "Dealer" means every person who is licensed under crimes and criminal
             621      procedure, 18 U.S.C. 923 and engaged in the business of selling, leasing, or otherwise transferring
             622      a handgun, whether the person is a retail or wholesale dealer, pawnbroker, or otherwise.
             623          [(6)] (5) "Division" means the Criminal Investigations and Technical Services Division
             624      of the Department of Public Safety, created in Section 53-10-103 .
             625          [(7)] (6) "Enter" means intrusion of the entire body.
             626          [(8)] (7) "Firearm" means a pistol, revolver, shotgun, sawed-off shotgun, rifle or
             627      sawed-off rifle, or any device that could be used as a dangerous weapon from which is expelled
             628      a projectile by action of an explosive.
             629          [(9)] (8) "Firearms transaction record form" means a form created by the division to be
             630      completed by a person purchasing, selling, or transferring a handgun from a dealer in the state.
             631          [(10)] (9) "Fully automatic weapon" means any firearm which fires, is designed to fire, or
             632      can be readily restored to fire, automatically more than one shot without manual reloading by a
             633      single function of the trigger.
             634          [(11)] (10) "Handgun" means a pistol, revolver, or other firearm of any description, loaded
             635      or unloaded, from which any shot, bullet, or other missile can be discharged, the length of which,
             636      not including any revolving, detachable, or magazine breech, does not exceed 12 inches.
             637          [(12)] (11) "House of worship" means a church, temple, synagogue, mosque, or other
             638      building set apart primarily for the purpose of worship in which religious services are held and the
             639      main body of which is kept for that use and not put to any other use inconsistent with its primary
             640      purpose.
             641          [(13)] (12) "Prohibited area" means any place where it is unlawful to discharge a firearm.
             642          [(14)] (13) "Readily accessible for immediate use" means that a firearm or other dangerous
             643      weapon is carried on the person or within such close proximity and in such a manner that it can
             644      be retrieved and used as readily as if carried on the person.
             645          [(15)] (14) "Residence" means an improvement to real property used or occupied as a


             646      primary or secondary residence.
             647          [(16)] (15) "Sawed-off shotgun" or "sawed-off rifle" means a shotgun having a barrel or
             648      barrels of fewer than 18 inches in length, or in the case of a rifle, having a barrel or barrels of fewer
             649      than 16 inches in length, or any dangerous weapon made from a rifle or shotgun by alteration,
             650      modification, or otherwise, if the weapon as modified has an overall length of fewer than 26
             651      inches.
             652          [(17)] (16) "Securely encased" means not readily accessible for immediate use, such as
             653      held in a gun rack, or in a closed case or container, whether or not locked, or in a trunk or other
             654      storage area of a motor vehicle, not including a glove box or console box.
             655          [(18)] (17) "State entity" means each department, commission, board, council, agency,
             656      institution, officer, corporation, fund, division, office, committee, authority, laboratory, library,
             657      unit, bureau, panel, or other administrative unit of the state.
             658          (18) "Violent felony" means the same as defined in Section 76-3-203.5 .
             659          Section 12. Section 76-10-503 is repealed and reenacted to read:
             660          76-10-503. Restrictions on possession, purchase, transfer, and ownership of
             661      dangerous weapons by certain persons.
             662          (1) For purposes of this section:
             663          (a) A Category I restricted person is a person who:
             664          (i) has been convicted of any violent felony as defined in Section 76-3-203.5 ;
             665          (ii) is on probation or parole for any felony;
             666          (iii) is on parole from a secure facility as defined in Section 62A-7-101 ; or
             667          (iv) within the last ten years has been adjudicated delinquent for an offense which if
             668      committed by an adult would have been a violent felony as defined in Section 76-3-203.5 .
             669          (b) A Category II restricted person is a person who:
             670          (i) has been convicted of any felony;
             671          (ii) within the last seven years has been adjudicated delinquent for an offense which if
             672      committed by an adult would have been a felony;
             673          (iii) is an unlawful user of a controlled substance or, at the time of possession of a
             674      dangerous weapon, unlawfully:
             675          (A) is in possession of a controlled substance; or
             676          (B) has in his body any measurable amount of a controlled substance or a metabolite of


             677      a controlled substance;
             678          (iv) has been found not guilty by reason of insanity;
             679          (v) has been found guilty and mentally ill;
             680          (vi) has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial;
             681          (vii) has been civilly committed under the terms of Section 62A-12-234 ;
             682          (viii) is an alien who is illegally or unlawfully in the United States;
             683          (ix) has been dishonorably discharged from the armed forces; or
             684          (x) has renounced his citizenship after having been a citizen of the United States.
             685          (2) A Category I restricted person who purchases, transfers, possesses, uses, or has under
             686      his custody or control:
             687          (a) any firearm is guilty of a second degree felony; or
             688          (b) any dangerous weapon other than a firearm is guilty of a third degree felony.
             689          (3) A Category II restricted person who purchases, transfers, possesses, uses, or has under
             690      his custody or control:
             691          (a) any firearm is guilty of a third degree felony; or
             692          (b) any dangerous weapon other than a firearm is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
             693          (4) A person may be subject to the restrictions of both categories at the same time.
             694          (5) If a higher penalty than is prescribed in this section is provided in another section for
             695      one who purchases, transfers, possesses, uses, or has under this custody or control any dangerous
             696      weapon, the penalties of that section control.
             697          Section 13. Section 76-10-504 is amended to read:
             698           76-10-504. Carrying concealed dangerous weapon -- Penalties.
             699          (1) Except as provided in Section 76-10-503 and in Subsections (2) and (3):
             700          (a) a person who carries a concealed dangerous weapon, as defined in Section 76-10-501 ,
             701      which is not a firearm on his person or one that is readily accessible for immediate use which is
             702      not securely encased, as defined in this part, in a place other than his residence, property, or
             703      business under his control is guilty of a class B misdemeanor; and
             704          (b) a person without a valid concealed firearm permit who carries a concealed dangerous
             705      weapon which is a firearm and that contains no ammunition is guilty of a class B misdemeanor,
             706      but if the firearm contains ammunition the person is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
             707          (2) A person who carries concealed a sawed-off shotgun or a sawed-off rifle is guilty of


             708      a second degree felony.
             709          (3) If the concealed firearm is used in the commission of a [crime of violence] violent
             710      felony as defined in Section [ 76-10-501 ] 76-3-203.5 , and the person is a party to the offense, the
             711      person is guilty of a second degree felony.
             712          (4) Nothing in Subsection (1) shall prohibit a person engaged in the lawful taking of
             713      protected or unprotected wildlife as defined in Title 23, [Fish and Game] Wildlife Resources Code,
             714      from carrying a concealed weapon or a concealed firearm with a barrel length of four inches or
             715      greater as long as the taking of wildlife does not occur:
             716          (a) within the limits of a municipality in violation of that municipality's ordinances; or
             717          (b) upon the highways of the state as defined in Section 41-6-1 .
             718          Section 14. Section 76-10-509.6 is amended to read:
             719           76-10-509.6. Parent or guardian providing firearm to violent minor.
             720          (1) A parent or guardian may not intentionally or knowingly provide a firearm to, or permit
             721      the possession of a firearm by, any minor who has been convicted of a [crime of violence] violent
             722      felony as defined in Section 76-3-203.5 or any minor who has been adjudicated in juvenile court
             723      for an offense which would constitute a [crime of violence] violent felony if the minor were an
             724      adult.
             725          (2) Any person who violates this section is guilty of:
             726          (a) a class A misdemeanor upon the first offense; and
             727          (b) a third degree felony for each subsequent offense.
             728          Section 15. Section 76-10-512 is amended to read:
             729           76-10-512. Target concessions, shooting ranges, competitions, and hunting excepted
             730      from prohibitions.
             731          The provisions of [Sections 76-10-503 ,] Section 76-10-509 [,] and Subsection
             732      76-10-509.4 (1) regarding possession of handguns by minors shall not apply to any of the
             733      following:
             734          (1) Patrons firing at lawfully operated target concessions at amusement parks, piers, and
             735      similar locations provided that the firearms to be used are firmly chained or affixed to the counters.
             736          (2) Any person in attendance at a hunter's safety course or a firearms safety course.
             737          (3) Any person engaging in practice or any other lawful use of a firearm at an established
             738      range or any other area where the discharge of a firearm is not prohibited by state or local law.


             739          (4) Any person engaging in an organized competition involving the use of a firearm, or
             740      participating in or practicing for such competition.
             741          (5) Any minor under 18 years of age who is on real property with the permission of the
             742      owner, licensee, or lessee of the property and who has the permission of a parent or legal guardian
             743      or the owner, licensee, or lessee to possess a firearm not otherwise in violation of law.
             744          (6) Any resident or nonresident hunters with a valid hunting license or other persons who
             745      are lawfully engaged in hunting.
             746          (7) Any person traveling to or from any activity described in Subsection (2), (3), (4), (5),
             747      or (6) with an unloaded firearm in his possession.
             748          Section 16. Section 76-10-526 is amended to read:
             749           76-10-526. Criminal background check prior to purchase of a firearm -- Fee --
             750      Exemption for concealed firearm permit holders.
             751          (1) A criminal background check required by this section shall only apply to the purchase
             752      of a handgun until federal law requires the background check to extend to other firearms.
             753          (2) At the time that federal law extends the criminal background check requirement to
             754      other firearms, the division shall make rules to extend the background checks required under this
             755      section to the other firearms.
             756          (3) For purposes of this section, "valid permit to carry a concealed firearm" does not
             757      include a temporary permit issued pursuant to Section 53-5-705 .
             758          (4) To establish personal identification and residence in this state for purposes of this part,
             759      a dealer shall require any person receiving a firearm to present:
             760          (a) one photo identification on a form issued by a governmental agency of the state; and
             761          (b) one other documentation of residence which must show an address identical to that
             762      shown on the photo identification form.
             763          (5) A criminal history background check is required for the sale of a firearm by a licensed
             764      firearm dealer in the state.
             765          (6) Any person, except a dealer, purchasing a firearm from a dealer shall consent in writing
             766      to a criminal background check, on a form provided by the division. The form shall also contain
             767      the following information:
             768          (a) the dealer identification number;
             769          (b) the name and address of the person receiving the firearm;


             770          (c) the date of birth, height, weight, eye color, and hair color of the person receiving the
             771      firearm; and
             772          (d) the Social Security number or any other identification number of the person receiving
             773      the firearm.
             774          (7) (a) The dealer shall send the form required by Subsection (6) to the division
             775      immediately upon its completion.
             776          (b) No dealer shall sell or transfer any firearm to any person until the dealer has provided
             777      the division with the information in Subsection (6) and has received approval from the division
             778      under Subsection [(8)] (9).
             779          (8) The dealer shall make a request for criminal history background information by
             780      telephone or other electronic means to the division and shall receive approval or denial of the
             781      inquiry by telephone or other electronic means.
             782          (9) When the dealer calls for or requests a criminal history background check, the division
             783      shall:
             784          (a) review the criminal history files, including juvenile court records, to determine if the
             785      person is prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transferring a firearm by state or federal law;
             786          (b) inform the dealer that:
             787          (i) the [criminal record indicates] records indicate the person is so prohibited; or
             788          (ii) the person is approved for purchasing, possessing, or transferring a firearm;
             789          (c) provide the dealer with a unique transaction number for that inquiry; and
             790          (d) provide a response to the requesting dealer during the call for a criminal background,
             791      or by return call, or other electronic means, without delay, except in case of electronic failure or
             792      other circumstances beyond the control of the division, the division shall advise the dealer of the
             793      reason for [such] the delay and give the dealer an estimate of the length of [such] the delay.
             794          (10) The division shall not maintain any records of the criminal history background check
             795      longer than 20 days from the date of the dealer's request if the division determines that the person
             796      receiving the gun is not prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transferring the firearm under
             797      state or federal law. However, the division shall maintain a log of requests containing the dealer's
             798      federal firearms number, the transaction number, and the transaction date for a period of 12
             799      months.
             800          (11) If the criminal history background check discloses information indicating that the


             801      person attempting to purchase the firearm is prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or
             802      transferring a firearm, the division shall inform the law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction
             803      where the person resides.
             804          (12) If a person is denied the right to purchase a firearm under this section, the person may
             805      review his criminal history information and may challenge or amend the information as provided
             806      in Section 53-10-108 .
             807          (13) The division shall make rules as provided in Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah
             808      Administrative Rulemaking Act, to ensure the identity, confidentiality, and security of all records
             809      provided by the division pursuant to this part are in conformance with the requirements of the
             810      Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub. L. No. 103-159, 107 Stat. 1536 (1993).
             811          (14) (a) All dealers shall collect a criminal history background check fee which is $7.50.
             812      This fee remains in effect until changed by the division through the process under Section
             813      63-38-3.2 .
             814          (b) The dealer shall forward at one time all fees collected for criminal history background
             815      checks performed during the month to the division by the last day of the month following the sale
             816      of a firearm. The division shall deposit the fees in the General Fund as dedicated credits to cover
             817      the cost of administering and conducting the criminal history background check program.
             818          (15) A person with a concealed firearm permit issued pursuant to Title 53, Chapter 5, Part
             819      7, Concealed Weapon Act, shall be exempt from the background check and corresponding fee
             820      required in this section for the purchase of a firearm if:
             821          (a) the person presents his concealed firearm permit to the dealer prior to purchase of the
             822      firearm; and
             823          (b) the dealer verifies with the division that the person's concealed firearm permit is valid.
             824          Section 17. Section 78-3a-206 is amended to read:
             825           78-3a-206. Court records -- Inspection.
             826          (1) The court and the probation department shall keep records as required by the board and
             827      the presiding judge.
             828          (2) Court records shall be open to inspection by:
             829          (a) the parents or guardian, other parties in the case, the attorneys, and agencies to which
             830      custody of a minor has been transferred;
             831          (b) for information relating to adult offenders alleged to have committed a sexual offense,


             832      a felony or class A misdemeanor drug offense, or an offense against the person under Title 76,
             833      Chapter 5, Offenses Against the Person, the State Office of Education for the purpose of evaluating
             834      whether an individual should be permitted to obtain or retain a license as an educator or serve as
             835      an employee or volunteer in a school, with the understanding that the office must provide the
             836      individual with an opportunity to respond to any information gathered from its inspection of the
             837      records before it makes a decision concerning licensure or employment; and
             838          (c) the Division of Criminal Investigations and Technical Services, established in Section
             839      53-10-103 , for the purpose of a criminal history background check for the purchase of a firearm
             840      and establishing good character for issuance of a concealed firearm permit as provided in Section
             841      53-5-704 .
             842          (3) With the consent of the judge, court records may be inspected by the minor, by persons
             843      having a legitimate interest in the proceedings, and by persons conducting pertinent research
             844      studies.
             845          (4) If a petition is filed charging a minor 14 years of age or older with an offense that
             846      would be a felony if committed by an adult, the court shall make available to any person upon
             847      request the petition, any adjudication or disposition orders, and the delinquency history summary
             848      of the minor charged unless the records are closed by the court upon findings on the record for
             849      good cause.
             850          (5) Probation officers' records and reports of social and clinical studies are not open to
             851      inspection, except by consent of the court, given under rules adopted by the board.
             852          (6) (a) Any juvenile delinquency adjudication or disposition orders and the delinquency
             853      history summary of any person charged as an adult with a felony offense shall be made available
             854      to any person upon request.
             855          (b) This provision does not apply to records that have been destroyed or expunged in
             856      accordance with court rules.
             857          (c) The court may charge a reasonable fee to cover the costs associated with retrieving a
             858      requested record that has been archived.
             859          Section 18. Section 78-3a-307.1 is amended to read:
             860           78-3a-307.1. Criminal background checks necessary prior to out-of-home placement.
             861          (1) Upon ordering removal of a child from the custody of his parent and placing that child
             862      in the custody of the Division of Child and Family Services, and prior to the division's placement


             863      of that child in out-of-home care, the court shall require the completion of a background check by
             864      the Utah Bureau of [Criminal] Identification regarding the proposed placement.
             865          (2) (a) The Division of Child and Family Services and the Office of the Guardian ad Litem
             866      Director may request, or the court upon its own motion may order, the Department of Public Safety
             867      to conduct a complete Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background check through the
             868      national criminal history system (NCIC).
             869          (b) Upon request by the Division of Child and Family Services or the Office of the
             870      Guardian ad Litem Director, or upon the court's order, persons subject to the requirements of
             871      Subsection (1) shall submit fingerprints and shall be subject to an FBI fingerprint background
             872      check. The child may be temporarily placed, pending the outcome of that background check.
             873          (c) The cost of those investigations shall be borne by whoever is to receive placement of
             874      the child, except that the Division of Child and Family Services may pay all or part of the cost of
             875      those investigations if the person with whom the child is to be placed is unable to pay.
             876          Section 19. Section 78-3a-904 is amended to read:
             877           78-3a-904. When photographs, fingerprints, or HIV infection tests may be taken --
             878      Distribution -- Expungement.
             879          (1) Photographs may be taken of a minor 14 years of age or older who:
             880          (a) is taken into custody for the alleged commission of an offense under Sections
             881      78-3a-104 , 78-3a-601 , and 78-3a-602 that would also be an offense if the minor were 18 years of
             882      age or older; or
             883          (b) has been determined to be a serious habitual offender for tracking under Section
             884      63-92-2 and is under the continuing jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court or the Division of Youth
             885      Corrections.
             886          (2) (a) Fingerprints may be taken of a minor 14 years of age or older who:
             887          (i) is taken into custody for the alleged commission of an offense that would be a felony
             888      if the minor were 18 years of age or older; or
             889          (ii) has been determined to be a serious habitual offender for tracking under Section
             890      63-92-2 and is under the continuing jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court or the Division of Youth
             891      Corrections.
             892          (b) Fingerprints shall be forwarded to the Bureau of [Criminal] Identification and may be
             893      stored by electronic medium.


             894          (3) HIV testing may be conducted on a minor who is taken into custody after having been
             895      adjudicated to have violated state law prohibiting a sexual offense under Title 76, Chapter 5, Part
             896      4, Sexual Offenses, upon the request of the victim or the parent or guardian of a minor victim.
             897          (4) HIV tests, photographs, and fingerprints may not be taken of a minor younger than 14
             898      years of age without the consent of the court.
             899          (5) (a) Photographs may be distributed or disbursed to individuals or agencies other than
             900      state or local law enforcement agencies only when a minor 14 years of age or older is charged with
             901      an offense which would be a felony if committed by an adult.
             902          (b) Fingerprints may be distributed or disbursed to individuals or agencies other than state
             903      or local law enforcement agencies.
             904          (6) When a minor's juvenile record is expunged, all photographs and other records as
             905      ordered shall upon court order be destroyed by the law enforcement agency. Fingerprint records
             906      may not be destroyed.


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