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H.B. 161 Enrolled





Sponsor: Carol Spackman Moss

                  LONG TITLE
                  General Description:
                      This bill updates public safety law references regarding federal homeland security agents
                  and officers operating during the Olympics.
                  Highlighted Provisions:
                      This bill:
                      .    updates the reference to federal Customs Service agents to refer to Department of
                  Homeland Security agents; and
                      .    removes references to "federal Olympic officers" that are no longer applicable.
                  Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
                  Other Special Clauses:
                  Utah Code Sections Affected:
                      53-13-106, as last amended by Chapter 11, Laws of Utah 2001, Second Special Session
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 53-13-106 is amended to read:
                       53-13-106. Federal officers -- State law enforcement authority.
                      (1) (a) "Federal officer" includes:
                      (i) a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
                      (ii) a special agent of the United States Secret Service;
                      (iii) a special agent of the United States [Customs Service] Department of Homeland

                  Security, excluding a customs inspector or detention removal officer;
                      (iv) a special agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms;
                      (v) a special agent of the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency;
                      (vi) a United States marshal, deputy marshal, and special deputy United States marshal;
                      (vii) a U.S. Postal Inspector of the United States Postal Inspection Service.
                      (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (2), federal officers listed in Subsection (1)(a) have
                  statewide law enforcement authority relating to felony offenses under the laws of this state.
                      (c) The council may designate other federal peace officers, as necessary, if the officers:
                      (i) are persons employed full-time by the United States government as federally
                  recognized law enforcement officers primarily responsible for the investigation and enforcement
                  of the federal laws;
                      (ii) have successfully completed formal law enforcement training offered by an agency of
                  the federal government consisting of not less than 400 hours; and
                      (iii) maintain in-service training in accordance with the standards set forth in Section
                  53-13-103 .
                      (2) Except as otherwise provided under Title 63, Chapter 8, Federal Jurisdiction, and Title
                  77, Chapter 9, Uniform Act on Fresh Pursuit, a federal officer may exercise state law
                  enforcement authority only if:
                      (a) the state law enforcement agencies and county sheriffs with jurisdiction enter into an
                  agreement with the federal agency to be given authority; and
                      (b) except as provided in Subsection (3) [of this section], each federal officer employed
                  by the federal agency meets the waiver requirements set forth in Section 53-6-206 .
                      (3) A federal officer working as such in the state on or before July 1, 1995, may exercise
                  state law enforcement authority without meeting the waiver requirement.
                      (4) At any time, consistent with any contract with a federal agency, a state or local law
                  enforcement authority may withdraw state law enforcement authority from any individual federal
                  officer by sending written notice to the federal agency and to the division.

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                      (5) The authority of a federal officer under this section is limited to the jurisdiction of the
                  authorizing state or local agency, and may be further limited by the state or local agency to
                  enforcing specific statutes, codes, or ordinances.
                      [(6) (a) As used in this section, "Federal Olympic Officer" means any federally sworn law
                  enforcement officer operating under the control of the United States Secret Service or the
                  Olympic Public Safety Command created in Section 53-12-201 , beginning on January 1, 2002,
                  and ending at midnight on March 30, 2002.]
                      [(b) Federal Olympic Officers are exempt from the application of the provisions in
                  Subsection (1)(c), Subsection (2), and Subsection (3) of this section.]
                      [(c) To the extent permitted by federal law or regulation, and not withstanding any other
                  provision of this section, Federal Olympic Officers shall have full-spectrum peace officer authority
                  in Utah as though the officer or agent were an employee of the state, as provided in Subsection
                  53-13-103 (3)(b).]

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