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H.B. 355






Chief Sponsor: Mark W. Walker

Senate Sponsor: Michael G. Waddoups

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies provisions of the Innkeeper's Rights Act regarding an innkeeper's
             11      right to refuse accommodations on the basis of an individual bringing a dangerous item
             12      onto the premises.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This bill:
             15          .    clarifies that denial of accommodations based on the possession of dangerous items
             16      would include the unlawful possession or use of firearms or explosives; and
             17          .    makes certain technical changes.
             18      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          29-2-103, as enacted by Chapter 231, Laws of Utah 1995
             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Section 29-2-103 is amended to read:

             28           29-2-103. Innkeeper's rights -- Liability -- Prohibition on discrimination.
             29          (1) An innkeeper may:
             30          (a) refuse or deny accommodations, facilities, or privileges of a lodging establishment
             31      to [any] a person who is:
             32          (i) unwilling or unable to pay for the accommodations and services of the lodging
             33      establishment;
             34          (ii) visibly intoxicated;
             35          (iii) creating a public nuisance;
             36          (iv) in the reasonable belief of the innkeeper, seeking accommodations for [any] an
             37      unlawful purpose, including:
             38          (A) the unlawful possession or use of a controlled [substances] substance in violation
             39      of federal or state law; or
             40          (B) use of the premises for the consumption of an alcoholic [beverages] beverage by
             41      [any] a person under 21 years of age in violation of federal or state law; or
             42          (v) in the reasonable belief of the innkeeper, bringing in property that may be
             43      dangerous to other persons, including the unlawful possession or use of firearms or explosives;
             44          (b) require a prospective guest prior to check-in to demonstrate the guest's ability to
             45      pay either in cash, by credit card, or with a validated check;
             46          (c) require a parent or legal guardian of a minor to:
             47          (i) promise in writing to pay all guest room costs, taxes, and charges incurred by the
             48      minor at a lodging establishment and [any damages] damage to the lodging establishment and
             49      its furnishings caused by the minor while a guest at the lodging establishment;
             50          (ii) provide an innkeeper with a valid credit card number to cover potential charges and
             51      [any] potential [damages] damage to the lodging establishment and its furnishings caused by
             52      the minor; or
             53          (iii) if a valid credit card is not an option, provide an innkeeper with:
             54          (A) an advance cash payment to cover the guest room costs and taxes for the
             55      anticipated stay of the minor; and
             56          (B) a deposit, not to exceed $500, towards the payment of [any charges] a charge by
             57      the minor or [any damages] damage to the lodging establishment or its furnishings, which
             58      deposit shall be refunded to the extent not used to cover [any] damages as determined by the

             59      innkeeper following room inspection at check-out;
             60          (d) require a guest to produce a valid driver's license, or other identification satisfactory
             61      to the innkeeper, containing a photograph and the name and address of the guest;
             62          (e) if the guest is a minor, require a parent or guardian of the guest to register and
             63      produce the same identification required in Subsection (1)(d);
             64          (f) limit the number of persons who may occupy a guest room in the lodging
             65      establishment; or
             66          (g) eject a person from a lodging establishment for any of the following reasons:
             67          (i) nonpayment of the lodging establishment's charges for accommodations or services;
             68          (ii) visible intoxication of the guest;
             69          (iii) disorderly conduct of the guest resulting in a public nuisance; or
             70          (iv) the innkeeper reasonably believes that the person has violated:
             71          (A) this chapter or any federal, state, or local law or regulation relating to the lodging
             72      establishment; or
             73          (B) [any] a rule of the lodging establishment posted in a conspicuous place and manner
             74      in the lodging establishment.
             75          (2) An innkeeper may not refuse or deny use of or eject a person from a lodging
             76      establishment's facilities or privileges based upon the person's race, creed, color, national
             77      origin, gender, disability, or marital status.

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