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H.B. 72 Enrolled






Sponsor: John Dougall

                  LONG TITLE
                  General Description:
                      This bill allows persons who receive funds on behalf of a minor to release the claim on
                  the minor's behalf upon payment.
                  Highlighted Provisions:
                      This bill:
                      .    allows persons who receive money on a minor's behalf to release the payor from
                  future claims.
                  Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
                  Other Special Clauses:
                  Utah Code Sections Affected:
                      75-5-102, as last amended by Chapter 39, Laws of Utah 1998
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 75-5-102 is amended to read:
                       75-5-102. Facility of payment or delivery.
                      (1) Any person under a duty to pay or deliver money or personal property to a minor
                  may perform this duty, in amounts not exceeding $10,000 per annum, by paying or delivering
                  the money or property to:
                      (a) the minor, if he is married or if payment to the minor is expressly authorized by

                      (b) any person having the care and custody of the minor with whom the minor resides; or
                      (c) a guardian of the minor.
                      (2) This section does not apply if the person making payment or delivery has actual
                  knowledge that a conservator has been appointed or proceedings for appointment of a
                  conservator of the estate of the minor are pending.
                      (3) The persons, other than the minor, receiving money or property for a minor[,] are
                  obligated to apply the money to the support and education of the minor [but] and may not pay
                  themselves except by way of reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses for goods and services
                  necessary for the minor's support. Any excess sums shall be preserved for future support of the
                  minor[, and any]. Any balance not so used and any property received for the minor must be
                  turned over to the minor when he attains majority.
                      (4) Persons receiving money under this section on behalf of a minor shall have the power
                  to settle and release in whole or in part the claims belonging to the minor giving rise to the duty to
                  pay money to the minor.
                      (5) Persons who pay or deliver in accordance with provisions of this section are not
                  responsible for the proper application thereof.

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