Download Zipped Introduced WordPerfect HB0132.ZIP
[Status][Bill Documents][Fiscal Note][Bills Directory]
6 LONG TITLE
7 General Description:
8 This bill describes the state attorney general's participation in multijurisdictional and
9 multidisciplinary work to prevent and prosecute Internet sexual crimes against children.
10 This bill also authorizes the attorney general to provide Internet educational programs
11 to parents, educators, and others involved with children to promote awareness of and
12 prevention of Internet crimes against children.
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This bill:
15 . provides that the attorney general is participating in the Internet Crimes against
16 Children Task Force, which is a statewide multiagency task force that investigates,
17 prevents, and prosecutes Internet sexual exploitation offenses against children; and
18 . authorizes the attorney general, to the extent legislative funding is provided, to
19 prepare and present appropriate programs and informational materials to children,
20 parents, educators, school resource officers, parent-teacher organizations, and
21 libraries help children use the Internet safely and to help adults be aware of Internet
22 risks to children.
23 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
25 Other Special Clauses:
27 Utah Code Sections Affected:
29 67-5-19, Utah Code Annotated 1953
31 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
32 Section 1. Section 67-5-19 is enacted to read:
33 67-5-19. Internet crimes against children -- Education programs.
34 (1) (a) The attorney general may assist in efforts to prevent and prosecute Internet
35 crimes against children, including working with other agencies of state and local government.
36 (b) Under Subsection (1)(a), the attorney general may administer the Internet Crimes
37 Against Children Task Force, which is a statewide multidisciplinary and multijurisdictional
38 task force that investigates, prevents, and prosecutes sexual exploitation offenses against
39 children by offenders who use the Internet, online communications systems, or other computer
41 (2) (a) As part of the attorney general's participation in this task force, the attorney
42 general shall provide, to the extent legislative funding is available, statewide training and
43 informational materials regarding Internet safety for children that focuses on prevention,
44 reporting, and assistance regarding Internet crimes against children.
45 (b) The training and information shall include programs and information specifically
46 designed for:
47 (i) children, which shall include classroom presentations and informative leaflets or
48 other printed material; and
49 (ii) parents, guardians, educators, school resource officers, parent-teacher
50 organizations, and libraries, which shall include Internet safety, technological protection
51 measures, and effective supervision and review of children's use of the Internet, including
52 locating and assessing sites children have had contact with.
53 (c) As possible, the attorney general shall direct that the task force work with state and
54 local agencies that provide information and programs to prevent and prosecute Internet crimes
55 against children to ensure the most effective use of resources.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-4-05 4:10 PM
Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.