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S.B. 22 Enrolled





Sponsor: David L. Gladwell

                  This act modifies the Criminal Code to provide that the offense of attempting to commit
                  certain listed first degree felonies is also a first degree felony, and that the indeterminate
                  term for these attempted first degree felonies is not less than three years, but may be for life.
                  This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
                      76-4-102, as last amended by Chapter 40, Laws of Utah 1996
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 76-4-102 is amended to read:
                       76-4-102. Attempt -- Classification of offenses.
                      Criminal attempt to commit:
                      (1) a capital felony is a first degree felony;
                      (2) a first degree felony is a second degree felony[;], except that an attempt to commit
                  [child kidnaping, in violation of Section 76-5-301.1 or to commit any of those felonies described
                  in Title 76, Chapter 5, Part 4, which are first degree felonies,] any of the following offenses is a
                  first degree felony punishable by imprisonment for an indeterminate term of not [less] fewer than
                  three years and which may be for life[;]:
                      (a) murder, a violation of Subsection 76-5-203 (2)(a), if the victim or another suffers
                  serious bodily injury in the course of the actor's commission of the offense;
                      (b) child kidnapping, a violation of Section 76-5-301.1 ; or
                      (c) any of the felonies described in Title 76, Chapter 5, Part 4, Sexual Offenses, that are
                  first degree felonies;
                      (3) a second degree felony is a third degree felony;
                      (4) a third degree felony is a class A misdemeanor;
                      (5) a class A misdemeanor is a class B misdemeanor;
                      (6) a class B misdemeanor is a class C misdemeanor; and

                      (7) a class C misdemeanor is punishable by a penalty not exceeding one half the penalty for
                  a class C misdemeanor.

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