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S.B. 16 Enrolled






Sponsor: Scott K. Jenkins

                  Karen Hale                  
                  LONG TITLE
                  General Description:
                      This bill modifies financial information privacy provisions of the Judicial Code.
                  Highlighted Provisions:
                      This bill:
                      .    provides that the Benefit Payment Control Unit and the Payment Error Prevention
                  Unit of the Department of Workforce Services are exempt from certain financial
                  information privacy provisions of the Judicial Code when conducting an
                  examination of financial records as part of an official investigation.
                  Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
                  Other Special Clauses:
                  Utah Code Sections Affected:
                      78-27-50, as last amended by Chapter 90, Laws of Utah 2003
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 78-27-50 is amended to read:
                       78-27-50. Financial information privacy -- Inapplicable to certain official
                      (1) Sections 78-27-45 through 78-27-47 do not apply when an examination of records

                  is a part of an official investigation by:
                      (a) local police;
                      (b) a sheriff;
                      (c) a peace officer;
                      (d) a city attorney;
                      (e) a county attorney;
                      (f) a district attorney;
                      (g) the attorney general;
                      (h) the Department of Public Safety;
                      (i) the Office of Recovery Services of the Department of Human Services;
                      (j) the Insurance Department;
                      (k) the Department of Commerce;
                      (l) the Benefit Payment Control Unit or the Payment Error Prevention Unit of the
                  Department of Workforce Services;
                      [(l)] (m) the state auditor; or
                      [(m)] (n) the State Tax Commission.
                      (2) Except for the Office of Recovery Services, if a governmental entity listed in
                  Subsection (1) seeks a record, the entity shall obtain the record as follows:
                      (a) if the record is a nonprotected record, by request in writing that:
                      (i) certifies that an official investigation is being conducted; and
                      (ii) is signed by a representative of the governmental entity that is conducting the official
                  investigation; or
                      (b) if the record is a protected record, by obtaining:
                      (i) a subpoena authorized by statute; or
                      (ii) other legal process:
                      (A) ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction; and
                      (B) served upon the financial institution.
                      (3) If the Office of Recovery Services seeks a record, it shall obtain the record pursuant

                      (a) Subsection 62A-11-104 (7);
                      (b) Section 62A-11-304.1 ;
                      (c) Section 62A-11-304.5 ; or
                      (d) Title IV, Part D of the Social Security Act as codified in 42 U.S.C. 651 et seq.
                      (4) A financial institution may not give notice to any person named or referenced within
                  the record disclosed pursuant to Subsection (2)(a).
                      (5) In accordance with Section 78-27-48 , the agency conducting the official investigation
                  that obtains a record from a financial institution under this section shall reimburse the financial
                  institution for costs reasonably and directly incurred by the financial institution.

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