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S.B. 253





Chief Sponsor: Michael G. Waddoups

House Sponsor: Carl Wimmer

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies county provisions relating to providing law enforcement service.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    requires county sheriffs to provide law enforcement service as provided in an
             13      interlocal agreement;
             14          .    requires county sheriffs to provide law enforcement service to an unincorporated
             15      area of the county to the extent that another entity established to provide extended
             16      police protection does not; and
             17          .    authorizes first class counties to enter into an interlocal agreement to provide law
             18      enforcement service.
             19      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          None
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      AMENDS:
             25          17-22-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapters 140 and 219
             26      ENACTS:
             27          17-50-324, Utah Code Annotated 1953

             29      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             30          Section 1. Section 17-22-2 is amended to read:
             31           17-22-2. Sheriff -- General duties.
             32          (1) The sheriff shall:
             33          (a) preserve the peace;
             34          (b) make all lawful arrests;
             35          (c) attend in person or by deputy the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals when
             36      required or when the court is held within his county, all courts of record, and court
             37      commissioner and referee sessions held within his county, obey their lawful orders and
             38      directions, and comply with the court security rule, Rule 3-414, of the Utah Code of Judicial
             39      Administration;
             40          (d) upon request of the juvenile court, aid the court in maintaining order during
             41      hearings and transport a minor to and from youth corrections facilities, other institutions, or
             42      other designated places;
             43          (e) attend county justice courts if the judge finds that the matter before the court
             44      requires the sheriff's attendance for security, transportation, and escort of jail prisoners in his
             45      custody, or for the custody of jurors;
             46          (f) command the aid of as many inhabitants of his county as he considers necessary in
             47      the execution of these duties;
             48          (g) take charge of and keep the county jail and the jail prisoners;
             49          (h) receive and safely keep all persons committed to his custody, file and preserve the
             50      commitments of those persons, and record the name, age, place of birth, and description of
             51      each person committed;
             52          (i) release on the record all attachments of real property when the attachment he
             53      receives has been released or discharged;
             54          (j) endorse on all process and notices the year, month, day, hour, and minute of
             55      reception, and, upon payment of fees, issue a certificate to the person delivering process or
             56      notice showing the names of the parties, title of paper, and the time of receipt;
             57          (k) serve all process and notices as prescribed by law;
             58          (l) if he makes service of process or notice, certify on the process or notices the

             59      manner, time, and place of service, or, if he fails to make service, certify the reason upon the
             60      process or notice, and return them without delay;
             61          (m) extinguish fires occurring in the undergrowth, trees, or wooded areas on the public
             62      land within his county;
             63          (n) perform as required by any contracts between the county and private contractors for
             64      management, maintenance, operation, and construction of county jails entered into under the
             65      authority of Section 17-53-311 ;
             66          (o) provide law enforcement service as provided in an interlocal agreement under Title
             67      11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, to which the county is a party;
             68          (p) provide law enforcement service to an unincorporated area of the county to the
             69      extent that the law enforcement service is not provided to the area by a local district or
             70      interlocal entity, as defined in Section 11-13-103 , established to provide extended police
             71      protection to the area;
             72          [(o)] (q) manage search and rescue services in his county;
             73          [(p)] (r) obtain saliva DNA specimens as required under Section 53-10-404 ;
             74          [(q)] (s) on or before January 1, 2003, adopt a written policy that prohibits the
             75      stopping, detention, or search of any person when the action is solely motivated by
             76      considerations of race, color, ethnicity, age, or gender; and
             77          [(r)] (t) perform any other duties that are required by law.
             78          (2) Violation of Subsection (1)(j) is a class C misdemeanor. Violation of any other
             79      subsection under Subsection (1) is a class A misdemeanor.
             80          Section 2. Section 17-50-324 is enacted to read:
             81          17-50-324. First class county may contract to provide law enforcement service.
             82          A county of the first class may enter into an interlocal agreement under Title 11,
             83      Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, to provide law enforcement service.

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    as of 2-4-08 1:45 PM

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