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H.B. 10





Chief Sponsor: Curtis Oda

Senate Sponsor: Jon J. Greiner

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      Committee Note:
             9          The Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee recommended this bill.
             10      General Description:
             11          This bill modifies the Utah Criminal Code by making it a class B misdemeanor for a
             12      person to fail to disclose the person's identity to a peace officer under specified
             13      circumstances, and modifies the Utah Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that a
             14      peace officer may arrest a person for this offense without a warrant.
             15      Highlighted Provisions:
             16          This bill:
             17          .    provides that it is a class B misdemeanor for a person to fail to disclose the person's
             18      name when disclosure is demanded by a peace officer after the peace officer stops
             19      the person based on a reasonable suspicion that the person has committed, is in the
             20      act of committing, or is attempting to commit, a criminal offense, and provides
             21      certain exceptions;
             22          .    provides that a peace officer may, without a warrant, arrest a person for failure to
             23      disclose identity if the peace officer has reasonable cause to believe that the person
             24      committed the offense; and
             25          .    makes technical changes.
             26      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             27          None

             28      Other Special Clauses:
             29          None
             30      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             31      AMENDS:
             32          77-7-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter 174
             33      ENACTS:
             34          76-8-301.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             36      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             37          Section 1. Section 76-8-301.5 is enacted to read:
             38          76-8-301.5. Failure to disclose identity.
             39          (1) A person is guilty of failure to disclose identity if during the period of time that the
             40      person is lawfully subjected to a stop as described in Section 77-7-15 :
             41          (a) a peace officer demands that the person disclose the person's name;
             42          (b) the demand described in Subsection (1)(a) is reasonably related to the
             43      circumstances justifying the stop;
             44          (c) the disclosure of the person's name by the person does not present a reasonable
             45      danger of self-incrimination in the commission of a crime; and
             46          (d) the person fails to disclose the person's name.
             47          (2) Failure to disclose identity is a class B misdemeanor.
             48          Section 2. Section 77-7-2 is amended to read:
             49           77-7-2. Arrest by peace officers.
             50          A peace officer may make an arrest under authority of a warrant or may, without
             51      warrant, arrest a person:
             52          (1) (a) for any public offense committed or attempted in the presence of any peace
             53      officer; and
             54          (b) as used in this Subsection (1), "presence" includes all of the physical senses or any
             55      device that enhances the acuity, sensitivity, or range of any physical sense, or records the
             56      observations of any of the physical senses;
             57          (2) when [he] the peace officer has reasonable cause to believe a felony or a class A
             58      misdemeanor has been committed and has reasonable cause to believe that the person arrested

             59      has committed it;
             60          (3) when [he] the peace officer has reasonable cause to believe the person has
             61      committed a public offense, and there is reasonable cause for believing the person may:
             62          (a) flee or conceal himself to avoid arrest;
             63          (b) destroy or conceal evidence of the commission of the offense; or
             64          (c) injure another person or damage property belonging to another person; or
             65          (4) when the peace officer has reasonable cause to believe the person has committed
             66      the offense of failure to disclose identity under Section 76-8-301.5 .

Legislative Review Note
    as of 5-9-07 3:37 PM

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