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H.B. 226





Chief Sponsor: Carol Spackman Moss

Senate Sponsor: Ross I. Romero

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Criminal Code regarding disruption of a school.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    provides that it is a class A misdemeanor to enter onto school property in order to
             13      evade law enforcement;
             14          .    provides that not knowing the property is school property is not a defense; and
             15          .    requires that the defendant reimburse the school for the costs of responding to the
             16      defendant's presence on school property.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      ENACTS:
             23          76-8-1403, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             26          Section 1. Section 76-8-1403 is enacted to read:
             27          76-8-1403. Evading law enforcement on school property -- Penalty -- Restitution.

             28          (1) As used in this section, "school" means any public or private kindergarten,
             29      elementary, or secondary school through grade 12, including all buildings and property of the
             30      school.
             31          (2) A person is guilty of a class A misdemeanor, evading law enforcement on school
             32      property, if the person enters at any time onto the property of any school when the person is in
             33      the act of fleeing or evading, or attempting to flee or evade, pursuit or apprehension by any
             34      peace officer.
             35          (3) It is not a defense that the person did not know that the person had entered onto
             36      school property.
             37          (4) As a part of the sentence for violation of this section, the court shall order the
             38      defendant to reimburse the school for costs incurred by the school in responding to the
             39      defendant's presence on the school property.

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    as of 1-30-08 6:46 PM

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