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First Substitute H.B. 194

Representative Chad E. Bennion proposes the following substitute bill:




Sponsor: Chad E. Bennion

             5      This act modifies the Utah Code of Criminal Procedure to prohibit the use of arrest quotas
             6      by a state agency, county or municipality that employs a peace officer.
             7      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             8      ENACTS:
             9          77-7-18.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             10      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             11          Section 1. Section 77-7-18.5 is enacted to read:
             12          77-7-18.5. Prohibition of arrest quotas.
             13          (1) As used in this section:
             14          (a) "Arrest quota" means any requirement regarding the total number of arrests made or
             15      citations issued by a peace officer, or the proportion of arrests made or citations issued by a peace
             16      officer relative to the number of arrests made or citations issued by another peace officer or group
             17      of officers on a given day or other period of time.
             18          (b) "Citation" means a citation issued under Section 77-7-18 .
             19          (2) A state agency, county, or municipality employing a peace officer engaged in the
             20      enforcement of the statutes of this state or any local ordinance adopted pursuant to the statutes of
             21      this state, may not:
             22          (a) establish any policy requiring any peace officer to meet an arrest quota; or
             23          (b) use the number of arrests or citations issued by a peace officer as the sole criterion for
             24      promotion, demotion, dismissal, or earning any benefit provided by the agency.
             25          (3) An arrest or citation, and its ultimate disposition, may only be considered in evaluating

             26      the overall performance of a peace officer.

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