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H.B. 348 Enrolled
This bill increases penalties under Title 34, Chapter 29, Employment Agencies.
. allows a person to recover two times the amount of money paid to an employment
agency as a commission in advance;
. increases the allowable penalty for other violations of Title 34, Chapter 29,
Employment Agencies; and
. makes technical changes.
Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
Other Special Clauses:
Utah Code Sections Affected:
34-29-8, as enacted by Chapter 85, Laws of Utah 1969
34-29-15, as enacted by Chapter 85, Laws of Utah 1969
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 34-29-8 is amended to read:
34-29-8. Taking commission in advance unlawful -- Penalty.
(1) It [
any money or other valuable consideration from any person seeking employment for any
information or assistance furnished or to be furnished by the agent to such person, enabling or
tending to enable [
(2) An employment agent who violates Subsection (1) is liable to the person from whom
the money or other valuable consideration is received for an amount equal to twice the amount of
money or other valuable consideration paid to the employment agent.
Section 2. Section 34-29-15 is amended to read:
34-29-15. False statements -- Failure to keep registers -- Other violations -- Penalty.
(1) If [
liable under Subsection (2):
(a) gives any false information or makes any misstatement or any false promises
concerning any work [
(b) fails to keep the registers as prescribed in Sections 34-29-11 and 34-29-12 [
(c) willfully [
under Section 34-29-11 or 34-29-12 ; or
(d) violates any other [
(2) If a person violates Subsection (1) and no penalty is otherwise provided in this
chapter, the person shall for each and every offense be fined in any sum not exceeding [
$200, and in the discretion of the trial court, [
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