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Second Substitute H.B. 59

This document includes Senate 2nd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 12:17 PM by rday. -->

Representative Bradley M. Daw proposes the following substitute bill:





Chief Sponsor: Bradley M. Daw

Senate Sponsor: John L. Valentine

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies the Criminal Code to allow investigative subpoenas of Internet
             11      service providers in the investigation of sexual offenses against minors.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    allows prosecutors to issue subpoenas regarding Internet information related to the
             15      investigation of a sexual offense against a minor;
             16          .    specifies the information that can be subpoenaed;
             17          .    allows the provider to charge a reasonable fee for providing the information and
             18      requires that the investigating law enforcement agency pay the fee;
             19          .    requires that the provider that receives the subpoena may not notify the account
             20      holder who is the subject of the subpoena; and
             21          .    provides definitions.
             22      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             23          None
             24      Other Special Clauses:
             25          This bill provides an immediate effective date.

             26      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             27      ENACTS:
             28          77-22-2.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             30      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             31          Section 1. Section 77-22-2.5 is enacted to read:
             32          77-22-2.5. Subpoenas for investigation of Internet sexual offenses against minors
             33      -- Content of the subpoena -- Fee for providing information.
             34          (1) As used in this section:
             35          (a) "Internet service provider" has the same definition as in Section 76-10-1230 .
             36          (b) "Prosecutor" has the same definition as in Section 77-22-2 .
             37          (c) "Sexual offense against a minor" means:
             38          (i) sexual exploitation of a minor as defined in Section 76-5a-3 or attempted sexual
             39      exploitation of a minor;
             40          (ii) a sexual offense or attempted sexual offense committed against a minor in violation
             41      of Title 76, Chapter 5, Part 4, Sexual Offenses; or
             42          (iii) dealing in or attempting to deal in material harmful to a minor in violation of
             43      Section 76-10-1206 .
             44          (2) When a law enforcement agency is investigating a sexual offense against a minor
             45      and has reasonable suspicion that an Internet protocol address has been used in the commission
             46      of the offense, the prosecutor may issue an administrative subpoena, consistent with 18 U.S.C.
             47      2703, to the Internet service provider that owns or controls the Internet protocol address,
             48      requiring the production of the following information, if available, upon providing in the
             49      subpoena the Internet protocol address and the dates and times the address was suspected of
             50      being used in the commission of the offense:
             51          (a) S. [ name ] names .S ;
             52          (b) S. [ address ] addresses .S ;
             52a      S. (c) local and long distance telephone connections;
             53           [ (c) ] (d) .S records of session times and durations;
             54           S. [ (d) ] (e) .S length of service, including the start date and types of service utilized;
             55           S. [ (e) ] (f) .S telephone or S. other .S instrument S. [ number ] subscriber
             55a      numbers .S or other subscriber S. [ number or identity ] identifiers .S , including
             56      any temporarily assigned network address; and

             57           S. [ (f) ] (g) .S means and sources of payment for the service S. [ described under this
             57a      Subsection (2) ] .S ,
             58      including any credit card or bank account numbers S. [ of a subscriber to or a customer of the
             59      service
] .S
             60          (3) A subpoena issued under this section shall state that the Internet service provider
             61      shall produce any records under Subsection (2) that are reasonably relevant to the investigation
             62      of S. [ a ] the suspected .S sexual offense against a minor S. as described in the subpoena .S .
             63          (4) (a) An Internet service provider that provides information in response to a subpoena
             64      issued under this section may charge a fee, not to exceed the actual cost, for providing the
             65      information.
             66          (b) The law enforcement agency conducting the investigation shall pay the fee.
             67          (5) The Internet service provider served with or responding to the subpoena may not
             68      disclose the subpoena to the account holder identified pursuant to the subpoena.
             69          (6) If the Internet service provider served with the subpoena does not own or control
             70      the Internet protocol address that is the subject of the subpoena, the provider shall:
             71          (a) notify the investigating law enforcement agency that it does not have the
             72      information; and
             73          (b) provide to the investigating law enforcement agency any information the provider
             74      may have regarding S. how to locate .S the Internet service provider that does own or control
             74a      the Internet protocol
             75      address.
             76          (7) (a) Every prosecutorial agency that has issued any subpoenas under this section
             77      shall prepare a written report each year on or before June 30th listing the number of
             78      administrative subpoenas issued.
             79          (b) The report shall be submitted to the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile
             80      Justice on or before August 31st of the same year.
             81          Section 2. Effective date.
             82          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             83      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             84      Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             85      the date of veto override.

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