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6 LONG TITLE
7 General Description:
8 This bill updates public safety law references regarding federal homeland security
9 agents and officers operating during the Olympics.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . updates the reference to federal Customs Service agents to refer to Department of
13 Homeland Security agents; and
14 . removes references to "federal Olympic officers" that are no longer applicable.
15 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
17 Other Special Clauses:
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
21 53-13-106, as last amended by Chapter 11, Laws of Utah 2001, Second Special Session
23 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24 Section 1. Section 53-13-106 is amended to read:
25 53-13-106. Federal officers -- State law enforcement authority.
26 (1) (a) "Federal officer" includes:
27 (i) a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
28 (ii) a special agent of the United States Secret Service;
29 (iii) a special agent of the United States [
30 Security, excluding a customs inspector or detention removal officer;
31 (iv) a special agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms;
32 (v) a special agent of the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency;
33 (vi) a United States marshal, deputy marshal, and special deputy United States marshal;
35 (vii) a U.S. Postal Inspector of the United States Postal Inspection Service.
36 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (2), federal officers listed in Subsection (1)(a) have
37 statewide law enforcement authority relating to felony offenses under the laws of this state.
38 (c) The council may designate other federal peace officers, as necessary, if the officers:
39 (i) are persons employed full-time by the United States government as federally
40 recognized law enforcement officers primarily responsible for the investigation and
41 enforcement of the federal laws;
42 (ii) have successfully completed formal law enforcement training offered by an agency
43 of the federal government consisting of not less than 400 hours; and
44 (iii) maintain in-service training in accordance with the standards set forth in Section
45 53-13-103 .
46 (2) Except as otherwise provided under Title 63, Chapter 8, Federal Jurisdiction, and
47 Title 77, Chapter 9, Uniform Act on Fresh Pursuit, a federal officer may exercise state law
48 enforcement authority only if:
49 (a) the state law enforcement agencies and county sheriffs with jurisdiction enter into
50 an agreement with the federal agency to be given authority; and
51 (b) except as provided in Subsection (3) [
52 by the federal agency meets the waiver requirements set forth in Section 53-6-206 .
53 (3) A federal officer working as such in the state on or before July 1, 1995, may
54 exercise state law enforcement authority without meeting the waiver requirement.
55 (4) At any time, consistent with any contract with a federal agency, a state or local law
56 enforcement authority may withdraw state law enforcement authority from any individual
57 federal officer by sending written notice to the federal agency and to the division.
58 (5) The authority of a federal officer under this section is limited to the jurisdiction of
59 the authorizing state or local agency, and may be further limited by the state or local agency to
60 enforcing specific statutes, codes, or ordinances.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-29-04 11:22 AM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
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