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H.B. 132 Enrolled
This bill describes the state attorney general's participation in multijurisdictional and
multidisciplinary work to prevent and prosecute Internet sexual crimes against children.
This bill also authorizes the attorney general to provide Internet educational programs
to parents, educators, and others involved with children to promote awareness of and
prevention of Internet crimes against children.
. provides that the attorney general is participating in the Internet Crimes Against
Children Task Force, which is a statewide multiagency task force that investigates,
prevents, and prosecutes Internet sexual exploitation offenses against children; and
. authorizes the attorney general, to the extent legislative funding is provided, to
prepare and present appropriate programs and informational materials to children,
parents, educators, school resource officers, parent-teacher organizations, and
libraries to help children use the Internet safely and to help adults be aware of
Internet risks to children.
Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
Other Special Clauses:
Utah Code Sections Affected:
67-5-19, Utah Code Annotated 1953
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 67-5-19 is enacted to read:
67-5-19. Internet crimes against children -- Education programs.
(1) (a) The attorney general may assist in efforts to prevent and prosecute Internet crimes
against children, including working with other agencies of state and local government.
(b) Under Subsection (1)(a), the attorney general may administer the Internet Crimes
Against Children Task Force, which is a statewide multidisciplinary and multijurisdictional task
force that investigates, prevents, and prosecutes sexual exploitation offenses against children by
offenders who use the Internet, online communications systems, or other computer technology.
(2) (a) As part of the attorney general's participation in this task force, the attorney
general shall make available, to the extent legislative funding is available, statewide training and
informational materials regarding Internet safety for children that focuses on prevention,
reporting, and assistance regarding Internet crimes against children.
(b) The training and information shall include programs and information specifically
(i) children, which shall include classroom presentations and informative leaflets or other
printed material; and
(ii) parents, guardians, educators, school resource officers, parent-teacher organizations,
and libraries, which shall include Internet safety, technological protection measures, and effective
supervision and review of children's use of the Internet, including locating and assessing sites
children have had contact with.
(c) As possible, the attorney general shall direct that the task force work with state and
local agencies that provide information and programs to prevent and prosecute Internet crimes
against children to ensure the most effective use of resources.
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