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Chief Sponsor: Darin G. Peterson

House Sponsor: James R. Gowans

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Utah Criminal Code by making burglary of a railroad car a third
             10      degree felony.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    amends the definitions;
             14          .    provides that it is a third degree felony to break the lock or seal on any railroad car,
             15      with the intent to commit a felony or theft; and
             16          .    provides that a charge against any person for burglary of a railroad car does not
             17      preclude a charge for a commission of any other offense.
             18      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          76-6-201, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1973, Chapter 196
             25      ENACTS:
             26          76-6-204.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             28      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             29          Section 1. Section 76-6-201 is amended to read:

             30           76-6-201. Definitions.
             31          [For the purposes of] As used in this part:
             32          (1) (a) "Building," in addition to its ordinary meaning, means any watercraft, aircraft,
             33      trailer, [sleeping car,] or other structure or vehicle adapted for overnight accommodation of
             34      persons or for carrying on business [therein] and includes:
             35          [(a) Each] (i) each separately secured or occupied portion of the structure or vehicle;
             36      and
             37          [(b) Each] (ii) each structure appurtenant to or connected with the structure or vehicle.
             38          (b) "Building" does not include a railroad car.
             39          (2) "Dwelling" means a building which is usually occupied by a person lodging [therein]
             40      in the building at night, whether or not a person is actually present.
             41          [(3) A person "enters or remains unlawfully" in or upon premises when the premises or
             42      any portion thereof]
             43          (3) "Enter or remain unlawfully" means a person enters or remains in or on any
             44      premises when:
             45          (a) at the time of the entry or remaining, the premises or any portion of the premises are
             46      not open to the public; and [when]
             47          (b) the actor is not otherwise licensed or privileged to enter or remain on the premises
             48      or [such] any portion [thereof] of the premises.
             49          (4) "Enter" means:
             50          (a) intrusion of any part of the body; or
             51          (b) intrusion of any physical object under control of the actor.
             52          (5) "Railroad car":
             53          (a) in addition to its ordinary meaning, includes a sleeping car or any container or trailer
             54      that is on a railroad car; and
             55          (b) includes only a railroad car that is operable and part of an ongoing railroad
             56      operation.
             57          Section 2. Section 76-6-204.5 is enacted to read:

             58          76-6-204.5. Burglary of a railroad car -- Charge of other offenses.
             59          (1) Any person commits burglary of a railroad car when the person breaks the lock or
             60      seal on any railroad car, with the intent to commit a felony or theft.
             61          (2) Burglary of a railroad car is a third degree felony.
             62          (3) Charging a person for a violation of Subsection (1) does not preclude charging the
             63      person for any other offense.

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