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6 Karen Hale 7
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies financial information privacy provisions of the Judicial Code.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . provides that the Benefit Payment Control Unit and the Payment Error Prevention
14 Unit of the Department of Workforce Services are exempt from certain financial
15 information privacy provisions of the Judicial Code when conducting an
16 examination of financial records as part of an official investigation.
17 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
19 Other Special Clauses:
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
23 78-27-50, as last amended by Chapter 90, Laws of Utah 2003
25 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26 Section 1. Section 78-27-50 is amended to read:
27 78-27-50. Financial information privacy -- Inapplicable to certain official
29 (1) Sections 78-27-45 through 78-27-47 do not apply when an examination of records
30 is a part of an official investigation by:
31 (a) local police;
32 (b) a sheriff;
33 (c) a peace officer;
34 (d) a city attorney;
35 (e) a county attorney;
36 (f) a district attorney;
37 (g) the attorney general;
38 (h) the Department of Public Safety;
39 (i) the Office of Recovery Services of the Department of Human Services;
40 (j) the Insurance Department;
41 (k) the Department of Commerce;
42 (l) the Benefit Payment Control Unit or the Payment Error Prevention Unit of the
43 Department of Workforce Services;
46 (2) Except for the Office of Recovery Services, if a governmental entity listed in
47 Subsection (1) seeks a record, the entity shall obtain the record as follows:
48 (a) if the record is a nonprotected record, by request in writing that:
49 (i) certifies that an official investigation is being conducted; and
50 (ii) is signed by a representative of the governmental entity that is conducting the
51 official investigation; or
52 (b) if the record is a protected record, by obtaining:
53 (i) a subpoena authorized by statute; or
54 (ii) other legal process:
55 (A) ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction; and
56 (B) served upon the financial institution.
57 (3) If the Office of Recovery Services seeks a record, it shall obtain the record pursuant
59 (a) Subsection 62A-11-104 (7);
60 (b) Section 62A-11-304.1 ;
61 (c) Section 62A-11-304.5 ; or
62 (d) Title IV, Part D of the Social Security Act as codified in 42 U.S.C. 651 et seq.
63 (4) A financial institution may not give notice to any person named or referenced
64 within the record disclosed pursuant to Subsection (2)(a).
65 (5) In accordance with Section 78-27-48 , the agency conducting the official
66 investigation that obtains a record from a financial institution under this section shall reimburse
67 the financial institution for costs reasonably and directly incurred by the financial institution.
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-7-04 8:44 AM
Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
Interim Committee Note
as of 12-08-04 9:49 AM
The Workforce Services and Community and Economic Development Interim Committee
recommended this bill.
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