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H.B. 32 Enrolled

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AMENDMENTS TO AGENCY RULEMAKING

             2     
REGARDING CRIMINAL PENALTIES

             3     
2009 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: Ben C. Ferry

             6     
Senate Sponsor: Howard A. Stephenson

             7     
             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies various statutory provisions regarding rulemaking authority by
             11      repealing statutory provisions that authorize certain state agencies to determine by
             12      administrative rule what conduct constitutes a criminal penalty and amends a provision
             13      regarding wildlife resources.
             14      Highlighted Provisions:
             15          This bill:
             16          .    repeals certain statutory grants of administrative rulemaking authority to the
             17      Department of Health, the Department of Insurance, the Labor Commission, and
             18      the Department of Natural Resources that determine what conduct constitutes a
             19      criminal penalty;
             20          .    addresses rulemaking as needed to maintain state primacy of federal programs and
             21      as relates to federal penalties that are equal to or greater than state penalties;
             22          .    amends the limitations on specified uses of Division of Wildlife Resources lands
             23      that are being placed in statutes; and
             24          .    makes technical changes.
             25      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             26          None
             27      Other Special Clauses:
             28          This bill coordinates with H.B. 11, Recodification of Natural Resources Provisions, by
             29      providing technical renumbering amendments.


             30      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             31      AMENDS:
             32          23-13-11, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 211
             33          23-20-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 211
             34          26-21-16, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 209
             35          26-23-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 202
             36          31A-2-308, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 309
             37          34-23-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 375
             38          34A-2-407, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             39          34A-2-801, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 90 and 382
             40          54-7-15, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             41          61-1-21, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 149
             42          61-1-24, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter 161
             43          63G-3-201, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             44      ENACTS:
             45          23-21-7, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             46      REPEALS AND REENACTS:
             47          63-11-17.3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 315
             48      REPEALS:
             49          73-18b-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 276
             50     
             51      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             52          Section 1. Section 23-13-11 is amended to read:
             53           23-13-11. Violations.
             54          Except as otherwise provided in this title:
             55          (1) [Unless otherwise provided,] a violation of any provision of this title is a class B
             56      misdemeanor[.]; and
             57          (2) [A] a violation of any rule or proclamation of the Wildlife Board [is a class C


             58      misdemeanor] is an infraction.
             59          Section 2. Section 23-20-3 is amended to read:
             60           23-20-3. Taking, transporting, selling, or purchasing protected wildlife illegal
             61      except as authorized -- Penalty.
             62          (1) Except as provided in this title or a rule, proclamation, or order of the Wildlife
             63      Board, a person may not:
             64          [(a) take or permit his dog to take:]
             65          [(i) protected wildlife or their parts;]
             66          [(ii) an occupied nest of protected wildlife; or]
             67          [(iii) an egg of protected wildlife;]
             68          [(b) transport, ship, or cause to be shipped protected wildlife or their parts;]
             69          [(c) sell or purchase protected wildlife or their parts; or]
             70          [(d) possess protected wildlife or their parts unaccompanied by a valid license, permit,
             71      tag, certificate of registration, bill of sale, or invoice.]
             72          (a) take protected wildlife or its parts;
             73          (b) collect, import, possess, transport, propagate, store, donate, transfer, or export
             74      protected wildlife or its parts;
             75          (c) take, possess, sell, purchase, barter, donate, or trade protected wildlife or its parts
             76      without having previously procured the necessary licenses, permits, tags, stamps, certificates
             77      of registration, authorizations, and receipts required in this title or a rule, proclamation, or
             78      order of the Wildlife Board;
             79          (d) take protected wildlife with any weapon, ammunition, implement, tool, device, or
             80      any part of any of these not specifically authorized in this title or a rule, proclamation, or order
             81      of the Wildlife Board;
             82          (e) possess while in pursuit of protected wildlife any weapon, ammunition, implement,
             83      tool, device, or any part of any of these not specifically authorized in this title or a rule,
             84      proclamation, or order of the Wildlife Board;
             85          (f) take protected wildlife using any method, means, process, or practice not


             86      specifically authorized in this title or a rule, proclamation, or order of the Wildlife Board;
             87          (g) take protected wildlife outside the season dates, location boundaries, and daily
             88      time frames established in rule, proclamation, or order of the Wildlife Board;
             89          (h) take protected wildlife in excess of the bag and possession limits established in
             90      rule, proclamation, or order of the Wildlife Board;
             91          (i) take protected wildlife in an area closed to hunting, trapping, or fishing by rule,
             92      proclamation, or order of the Wildlife Board, or by executive order of the division director
             93      pursuant to Subsection 23-14-8 (4);
             94          (j) practice falconry or capture, possess, or use birds in falconry;
             95          (k) take any wildlife from an airplane or any other airborne vehicle or device or any
             96      motorized terrestrial or aquatic vehicle, including snowmobiles and other recreational vehicles;
             97          (l) hold in captivity at any time any live protected wildlife;
             98          (m) use or permit a dog or other domestic or trained animal to take protected wildlife;
             99          (n) remove, damage, or destroy an occupied nest of protected wildlife;
             100          (o) release captured or captive wildlife into the wild;
             101          (p) use spotlighting to take protected wildlife;
             102          (q) employ or use a means of concealment or camouflage while taking protected
             103      wildlife which is prohibited in this title or a rule, proclamation, or order of the Wildlife Board;
             104          (r) possess or use bait or other attractant to take protected wildlife which is prohibited
             105      in this title or a rule, proclamation, or order of the Wildlife Board;
             106          (s) use any decoy or recorded or electronically amplified call which is prohibited in
             107      this title or a rule, proclamation, or order of the Wildlife Board to take protected wildlife;
             108          (t) commercially harvest protected wildlife, including brine shrimp and brine shrimp
             109      eggs;
             110          (u) utilize protected wildlife for commercial purposes or financial gain;
             111          (v) enter, establish, or hold a contest or tournament involving the taking of protected
             112      wildlife;
             113          (w) operate or participate in a commercial hunting area as described in Section


             114      23-17-6; or
             115          (x) operate or participate in a cooperative wildlife management unit as defined in
             116      Section 23-23-2 .
             117          (2) Possession of protected wildlife without a valid license, permit, tag, certificate of
             118      registration, bill of sale, or invoice is prima facie evidence that the protected wildlife was
             119      illegally taken and is illegally held in possession.
             120          (3) A person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor if [he] the person:
             121          (a) violates any provision of Subsection (1); and
             122          (b) does so with criminal negligence as defined in Subsection 76-2-103 (4).
             123          Section 3. Section 23-21-7 is enacted to read:
             124          23-21-7. Unlawful uses and activities on division lands.
             125          (1) Except as authorized by statute, rule, contractual agreement, special use permit,
             126      certificate of registration, or public notice, a person may not on division land:
             127          (a) remove, extract, use, consume, or destroy any improvement or cultural or historic
             128      resource;
             129          (b) remove, extract, use, consume, or destroy any sand, gravel, cinder, ornamental
             130      rock, or other common mineral resource, or vegetation resource, except a person may collect
             131      for noncommercial uses up to 250 pounds per calendar year of common rock or gravel lying
             132      on the surface of the ground;
             133          (c) allow livestock to graze;
             134          (d) remove any plant or portion of a plant for commercial gain purposes;
             135          (e) enter, use, or occupy division land that is posted against entry, use, or occupancy;
             136          (f) enter, use, or occupy division land as part of a group of more than 25 people,
             137      except a group may include up to 50 persons if the group consists of extended family
             138      members;
             139          (g) enter, use, or occupy division land while engaged in or part of an organized event;
             140          (h) use, occupy, destroy, move, or construct any structure, including fences, water
             141      control devices, roads, survey and section markers, or signs;


             142          (i) prohibit, prevent, or obstruct public entry on division lands when public entry is
             143      authorized by the division;
             144          (j) attempt to manage or control division lands in a manner inconsistent with division
             145      management plans, rules, or policies;
             146          (k) solicit, promote, negotiate, barter, sell, or trade any product or service on, or
             147      obtained from, division lands for commercial gain;
             148          (l) park a motor vehicle or trailer or camp for more than 14 consecutive days unless
             149      the area is posted for a different duration;
             150          (m) light a fire without taking adequate precaution to prevent spreading of the fire or
             151      leave a fire unattended;
             152          (n) use fireworks, explosives, poisons, herbicides, insecticides, or pesticides;
             153          (o) use motorized vehicles of any kind except as authorized by declaration,
             154      management plan, or posting; or
             155          (p) use division lands for any purpose that violates applicable land use restrictions
             156      imposed by statute, rule, or by the division.
             157          (2) A person or entity which unlawfully uses division lands is liable for damages in the
             158      amount of:
             159          (a) the value of the resource removed, destroyed, or extracted;
             160          (b) the amount of damage caused; and
             161          (c) whichever is greater of:
             162          (i) the value of any losses or expenses caused as a result of interference with
             163      authorized activities; or
             164          (ii) the consideration which would have been charged by the division for use of the
             165      land during the period of trespass.
             166          (3) This section does not apply to division employees or division volunteers while
             167      acting in the lawful performance of their duties.
             168          (4) Except as otherwise provided by statute, the criminal penalty for a violation of any
             169      provision of this section is prescribed in Section 23-13-11 .


             170          Section 4. Section 26-21-16 is amended to read:
             171           26-21-16. Operating facility in violation of chapter a misdemeanor.
             172          [(1) Any] In addition to the penalties in Section 26-23-6 , any person owning,
             173      establishing, conducting, maintaining, managing, or operating a health care facility in
             174      violation of this chapter [or rules of the committee] is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
             175          [(2) This section takes precedence over Section 26-23-6 .]
             176          Section 5. Section 26-23-6 is amended to read:
             177           26-23-6. Criminal and civil penalties and liability for violations.
             178          (1) (a) Any person, association, or corporation, or the officers of any of them, who
             179      violates any provision of this chapter or lawful orders[, or rules adopted under this chapter by
             180      the department: (a) shall be assessed, in a civil proceeding, a penalty not to exceed the sum of
             181      $5,000; or (b)] of the department or a local health department in a criminal proceeding is
             182      guilty of a class B misdemeanor for the first violation, and for any subsequent similar
             183      violation within two years, is guilty of a class A misdemeanor, except this section does not
             184      establish the criminal penalty for violation of Section 26-23-5.5 .
             185          (b) Conviction in a criminal proceeding does not preclude the department or a local
             186      health department from assessment of any civil penalty, administrative civil money penalty or
             187      to deny, revoke, condition, or refuse to renew a permit, license, or certificate or to seek other
             188      injunctive or equitable remedies.
             189          (2) Any person, association, or corporation, or the officers of any of them, who
             190      violates any provision of this title or lawful orders of the department or a local health
             191      department, or rules adopted under this title by the department:
             192          (a) shall be assessed, in a judicial civil proceeding, a penalty not to exceed the sum of
             193      $10,000 per violation; or
             194          (b) in an administrative action in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 4,
             195      Administrative Procedures Act, or similar procedures adopted by local or county government,
             196      a penalty not to exceed the sum of $10,000 per violation.
             197          (3) Assessment of any civil penalty or administrative penalty does not preclude the


             198      department or a local health department from seeking criminal penalties or to deny, revoke,
             199      impose conditions on, or refuse to renew a permit, license, or certificate or to seek other
             200      injunctive or equitable remedies.
             201          [(2)] (4) In addition to any penalties imposed under Subsection (1), the person,
             202      association, or corporation, or the officers of any of them is liable for any expense incurred by
             203      the department in removing or abating any health or sanitation violations, including any
             204      nuisance, source of filth, cause of sickness, or dead animal.
             205          [(3) Assessment or conviction under this chapter or any other public health law does
             206      not relieve the person assessed or convicted from civil liability for any act which was also a
             207      violation of the public health laws.]
             208          [(4)] (5) Each day of violation of [this chapter] a provision of this title, lawful orders
             209      of the department or a local health department, or rules adopted by the department under it
             210      [may be] is a separate violation.
             211          Section 6. Section 31A-2-308 is amended to read:
             212           31A-2-308. Enforcement penalties and procedures.
             213          (1) (a) A person who violates any insurance statute or rule or any order issued under
             214      Subsection 31A-2-201 (4) shall forfeit to the state twice the amount of any profit gained from
             215      the violation, in addition to any other forfeiture or penalty imposed.
             216          (b) (i) The commissioner may order an individual producer, limited line producer,
             217      customer service representative, managing general agent, reinsurance intermediary, adjuster,
             218      or insurance consultant who violates an insurance statute or rule to forfeit to the state not more
             219      than $2,500 for each violation.
             220          (ii) The commissioner may order any other person who violates an insurance statute or
             221      rule to forfeit to the state not more than $5,000 for each violation.
             222          (c) (i) The commissioner may order an individual producer, limited line producer,
             223      customer service representative, managing general agent, reinsurance intermediary, adjuster,
             224      or insurance consultant who violates an order issued under Subsection 31A-2-201 (4) to forfeit
             225      to the state not more than $2,500 for each violation. Each day the violation continues is a


             226      separate violation.
             227          (ii) The commissioner may order any other person who violates an order issued under
             228      Subsection 31A-2-201 (4) to forfeit to the state not more than $5,000 for each violation. Each
             229      day the violation continues is a separate violation.
             230          (d) The commissioner may accept or compromise any forfeiture under this Subsection
             231      (1) until after a complaint is filed under Subsection (2). After the filing of the complaint, only
             232      the attorney general may compromise the forfeiture.
             233          (2) When a person fails to comply with an order issued under Subsection
             234      31A-2-201 (4), including a forfeiture order, the commissioner may file an action in any court
             235      of competent jurisdiction or obtain a court order or judgment:
             236          (a) enforcing the commissioner's order;
             237          (b) (i) directing compliance with the commissioner's order and restraining further
             238      violation of the order; and
             239          (ii) subjecting the person ordered to the procedures and sanctions available to the
             240      court for punishing contempt if the failure to comply continues; or
             241          (c) imposing a forfeiture in an amount the court considers just, up to $10,000 for each
             242      day the failure to comply continues after the filing of the complaint until judgment is rendered.
             243          (3) (a) The Utah Rules of Civil Procedure govern actions brought under Subsection
             244      (2), except that the commissioner may file a complaint seeking a court-ordered forfeiture
             245      under Subsection (2)(c) no sooner than two weeks after giving written notice of the
             246      commissioner's intention to proceed under Subsection (2)(c).
             247          (b) The commissioner's order issued under Subsection 31A-2-201 (4) may contain a
             248      notice of intention to seek a court-ordered forfeiture if the commissioner's order is disobeyed.
             249          (4) If, after a court order is issued under Subsection (2), the person fails to comply
             250      with the commissioner's order or judgment:
             251          (a) the commissioner may certify the fact of the failure to the court by affidavit; and
             252          (b) the court may, after a hearing following at least five days written notice to the
             253      parties subject to the order or judgment, amend the order or judgment to add the forfeiture or


             254      forfeitures, as prescribed in Subsection (2)(c), until the person complies.
             255          (5) (a) The proceeds of all forfeitures under this section, including collection expenses,
             256      shall be paid into the General Fund.
             257          (b) The expenses of collection shall be credited to the department's budget.
             258          (c) The attorney general's budget shall be credited to the extent the department
             259      reimburses the attorney general's office for its collection expenses under this section.
             260          (6) (a) Forfeitures and judgments under this section bear interest at the rate charged by
             261      the United States Internal Revenue Service for past due taxes on the:
             262          (i) date of entry of the commissioner's order under Subsection (1); or
             263          (ii) date of judgment under Subsection (2).
             264          (b) Interest accrues from the later of the dates described in Subsection (6)(a) until the
             265      forfeiture and accrued interest are fully paid.
             266          (7) A forfeiture may not be imposed under Subsection (2)(c) if:
             267          (a) at the time the forfeiture action is commenced, the person was in compliance with
             268      the commissioner's order; or
             269          (b) the violation of the order occurred during the order's suspension.
             270          (8) The commissioner may seek an injunction as an alternative to issuing an order
             271      under Subsection 31A-2-201 (4).
             272          (9) (a) A person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor if that person:
             273          (i) intentionally violates:
             274          (A) an insurance statute [or rule] of this state; or
             275          (B) an order issued under Subsection 31A-2-201 (4);
             276          (ii) intentionally permits a person over whom that person has authority to violate:
             277          (A) an insurance statute [or rule] of this state; or
             278          (B) an order issued under Subsection 31A-2-201 (4); or
             279          (iii) intentionally aids any person in violating:
             280          (A) an insurance statute [or rule] of this state; or
             281          (B) an order issued under Subsection 31A-2-201 (4).


             282          (b) Unless a specific criminal penalty is provided elsewhere in this title, the person
             283      may be fined not more than:
             284          (i) $10,000 if a corporation; or
             285          (ii) $5,000 if a person other than a corporation.
             286          (c) If the person is an individual, the person may, in addition, be imprisoned for up to
             287      one year.
             288          (d) As used in this Subsection (9), "intentionally" has the same meaning as under
             289      Subsection 76-2-103 (1).
             290          (10) (a) A person who knowingly and intentionally violates Section 31A-4-102 ,
             291      31A-8a-208 , 31A-15-105 , 31A-23a-116 , or 31A-31-111 is guilty of a felony as provided in
             292      this Subsection (10).
             293          (b) When the value of the property, money, or other things obtained or sought to be
             294      obtained in violation of Subsection (10)(a):
             295          (i) is less than $5,000, a person is guilty of a third degree felony; or
             296          (ii) is or exceeds $5,000, a person is guilty of a second degree felony.
             297          (11) (a) After a hearing, the commissioner may, in whole or in part, revoke, suspend,
             298      place on probation, limit, or refuse to renew the licensee's license or certificate of authority:
             299          (i) when a licensee of the department, other than a domestic insurer:
             300          (A) persistently or substantially violates the insurance law; or
             301          (B) violates an order of the commissioner under Subsection 31A-2-201 (4);
             302          (ii) if there are grounds for delinquency proceedings against the licensee under Section
             303      31A-27a-207 ; or
             304          (iii) if the licensee's methods and practices in the conduct of the licensee's business
             305      endanger, or the licensee's financial resources are inadequate to safeguard, the legitimate
             306      interests of the licensee's customers and the public.
             307          (b) Additional license termination or probation provisions for licensees other than
             308      insurers are set forth in Sections 31A-19a-303 , 31A-19a-304 , 31A-23a-111 , 31A-23a-112 ,
             309      31A-25-208 , 31A-25-209 , 31A-26-213 , 31A-26-214 , 31A-35-501 , and 31A-35-503 .


             310          (12) The enforcement penalties and procedures set forth in this section are not
             311      exclusive, but are cumulative of other rights and remedies the commissioner has pursuant to
             312      applicable law.
             313          Section 7. Section 34-23-402 is amended to read:
             314           34-23-402. Violation -- Criminal penalty.
             315          (1) The commission may prosecute a misdemeanor criminal action in the name of the
             316      state. The county attorney, district attorney, or attorney general shall provide assistance in
             317      prosecutions under this section at the request of the commission.
             318          (2) It is a class B misdemeanor for a person, whether individually or as an officer,
             319      agent, or employee of any person, firm, or corporation to:
             320          (a) knowingly employ a minor or permit a minor to work in a repeated violation of this
             321      chapter;
             322          (b) refuse or knowingly neglect to furnish to the commission, any information
             323      requested by the commission under this chapter;
             324          (c) refuse access to that person's place of business or employment to the commission
             325      or its authorized representative when access has been requested in conjunction with an
             326      investigation related to this section;
             327          (d) hinder the commission or its authorized representative in the securing of any
             328      information authorized by this section;
             329          (e) refuse or knowingly omit or neglect to keep any of the records required by this
             330      chapter;
             331          (f) knowingly make any false statement, representation, or certification in any
             332      application, record, report, plan, or other document filed or required to be maintained under
             333      this chapter;
             334          (g) discharge an employee or threaten to or retaliate against an employee because:
             335          (i) the employee has testified;
             336          (ii) is about to testify; or
             337          (iii) the employer believes that the employee may testify in any investigation or


             338      proceedings relative to the enforcement of this chapter; and
             339          (h) willfully violate any [rule or] order issued under this chapter.
             340          (3) This section does not apply to violations of Section 34-23-301 .
             341          Section 8. Section 34A-2-407 is amended to read:
             342           34A-2-407. Reporting of industrial injuries -- Regulation of health care
             343      providers -- Funeral expenses.
             344          (1) As used in this section, "physician" is as defined in Section 34A-2-111 .
             345          (2) (a) Any employee sustaining an injury arising out of and in the course of
             346      employment shall provide notification to the employee's employer promptly of the injury.
             347          (b) If the employee is unable to provide the notification required by Subsection (2)(a),
             348      the following may provide notification of the injury to the employee's employer:
             349          (i) the employee's next-of-kin; or
             350          (ii) the employee's attorney.
             351          (c) An employee claiming benefits under this chapter, or Chapter 3, Utah
             352      Occupational Disease Act, shall comply with rules adopted by the commission regarding
             353      disclosure of medical records of the employee medically relevant to the industrial accident or
             354      occupational disease claim.
             355          (3) (a) An employee is barred for any claim of benefits arising from an injury if the
             356      employee fails to notify within the time period described in Subsection (3)(b):
             357          (i) the employee's employer in accordance with Subsection (2); or
             358          (ii) the division.
             359          (b) The notice required by Subsection (3)(a) shall be made within:
             360          (i) 180 days of the day on which the injury occurs; or
             361          (ii) in the case of an occupational hearing loss, the time period specified in Section
             362      34A-2-506 .
             363          (4) The following constitute notification of injury required by Subsection (2):
             364          (a) an employer's or physician's injury report filed with:
             365          (i) the division;


             366          (ii) the employer; or
             367          (iii) the employer's insurance carrier; or
             368          (b) the payment of any medical or disability benefits by:
             369          (i) the employer; or
             370          (ii) the employer's insurance carrier.
             371          (5) (a) In the form prescribed by the division, each employer shall file a report with the
             372      division of any:
             373          (i) work-related fatality; or
             374          (ii) work-related injury resulting in:
             375          (A) medical treatment;
             376          (B) loss of consciousness;
             377          (C) loss of work;
             378          (D) restriction of work; or
             379          (E) transfer to another job.
             380          (b) The employer shall file the report required by Subsection (5)(a) within seven days
             381      after:
             382          (i) the occurrence of a fatality or injury;
             383          (ii) the employer's first knowledge of the fatality or injury; or
             384          (iii) the employee's notification of the fatality or injury.
             385          (c) (i) An employer shall file a subsequent report with the division of any previously
             386      reported injury that later results in death.
             387          (ii) The subsequent report required by this Subsection (5)(c) shall be filed with the
             388      division within seven days following:
             389          (A) the death; or
             390          (B) the employer's first knowledge or notification of the death.
             391          (d) A report is not required to be filed under this Subsection (5) for minor injuries,
             392      such as cuts or scratches that require first-aid treatment only, unless:
             393          (i) a treating physician files a report with the division in accordance with Subsection


             394      (9); or
             395          (ii) a treating physician is required to file a report with the division in accordance with
             396      Subsection (9).
             397          (6) An employer required to file a report under Subsection (5) shall provide the
             398      employee with:
             399          (a) a copy of the report submitted to the division; and
             400          (b) a statement, as prepared by the division, of the employee's rights and
             401      responsibilities related to the industrial injury.
             402          (7) Each employer shall maintain a record in a manner prescribed by the [division]     
             403      commission by rule of all:
             404          (a) work-related fatalities; or
             405          (b) work-related injuries resulting in:
             406          (i) medical treatment;
             407          (ii) loss of consciousness;
             408          (iii) loss of work;
             409          (iv) restriction of work; or
             410          (v) transfer to another job.
             411          (8) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (8)(b), an employer who refuses or neglects to
             412      make reports, to maintain records, or to file reports with the division as required by this
             413      section is:
             414          (i) guilty of a class C misdemeanor; and
             415          (ii) subject to a civil assessment:
             416          (A) imposed by the division, subject to the requirements of Title 63G, Chapter 4,
             417      Administrative Procedures Act; and
             418          (B) that may not exceed $500.
             419          (b) An employer is not subject to the civil assessment or guilty of a class C
             420      misdemeanor under this Subsection (8) if:
             421          (i) the employer submits a report later than required by this section; and


             422          (ii) the division finds that the employer has shown good cause for submitting a report
             423      later than required by this section.
             424          (c) A civil assessment collected under this Subsection (8) shall be deposited into the
             425      Uninsured Employers' Fund created in Section 34A-2-704 .
             426          (9) (a) A physician attending an injured employee shall comply with rules established
             427      by the commission regarding:
             428          (i) fees for physician's services;
             429          (ii) disclosure of medical records of the employee medically relevant to the employee's
             430      industrial accident or occupational disease claim; and
             431          (iii) reports to the division regarding:
             432          (A) the condition and treatment of an injured employee; or
             433          (B) any other matter concerning industrial cases that the physician is treating.
             434          (b) A physician who is associated with, employed by, or bills through a hospital is
             435      subject to Subsection (9)(a).
             436          (c) A hospital providing services for an injured employee is not subject to the
             437      requirements of Subsection (9)(a) except for rules made by the commission that are described
             438      in Subsection (9)(a)(ii) or (iii).
             439          (d) The commission's schedule of fees may reasonably differentiate remuneration to be
             440      paid to providers of health services based on:
             441          (i) the severity of the employee's condition;
             442          (ii) the nature of the treatment necessary; and
             443          (iii) the facilities or equipment specially required to deliver that treatment.
             444          (e) This Subsection (9) does not prohibit a contract with a provider of health services
             445      relating to the pricing of goods and services.
             446          (10) A copy of the initial report filed under Subsection (9)(a)(iii) shall be furnished to:
             447          (a) the division;
             448          (b) the employee; and
             449          (c) (i) the employer; or


             450          (ii) the employer's insurance carrier.
             451          [(11) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (11)(b), a person subject to Subsection
             452      (9)(a)(iii) who fails to comply with Subsection (9)(a)(iii) is guilty of a class C misdemeanor
             453      for each offense.]
             454          [(b) A person subject to Subsection (9)(a)(iii) is not guilty of a class C misdemeanor
             455      under this Subsection (11), if:]
             456          [(i) the person files a late report; and]
             457          [(ii) the division finds that there is good cause for submitting a late report.]
             458          [(12)] (11) (a) Subject to appellate review under Section 34A-1-303 , the commission
             459      has exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine:
             460          (i) whether goods provided to or services rendered to an employee are compensable
             461      pursuant to this chapter or Chapter 3, Utah Occupational Disease Act, including:
             462          (A) medical, nurse, or hospital services;
             463          (B) medicines; and
             464          (C) artificial means, appliances, or prosthesis;
             465          (ii) the reasonableness of the amounts charged or paid for a good or service described
             466      in Subsection [(12)] (11)(a)(i); and
             467          (iii) collection issues related to a good or service described in Subsection [(12)]
             468      (11)(a)(i).
             469          (b) Except as provided in Subsection [(12)] (11)(a), Subsection 34A-2-211 (7), or
             470      Section 34A-2-212 , a person may not maintain a cause of action in any forum within this state
             471      other than the commission for collection or payment for goods or services described in
             472      Subsection [(12)] (11)(a) that are compensable under this chapter or Chapter 3, Utah
             473      Occupational Disease Act.
             474          Section 9. Section 34A-2-801 is amended to read:
             475           34A-2-801. Initiating adjudicative proceedings -- Procedure for review of
             476      administrative action.
             477          (1) (a) To contest an action of the employee's employer or its insurance carrier


             478      concerning a compensable industrial accident or occupational disease alleged by the employee
             479      or a dependent any of the following shall file an application for hearing with the Division of
             480      Adjudication:
             481          (i) the employee;
             482          (ii) a representative of the employee, the qualifications of whom are defined in rule by
             483      the commission; or
             484          (iii) a dependent as described in Section 34A-2-403 .
             485          (b) To appeal the imposition of a penalty or other administrative act imposed by the
             486      division on the employer or its insurance carrier for failure to comply with this chapter or
             487      Chapter 3, Utah Occupational Disease Act, any of the following shall file an application for
             488      hearing with the Division of Adjudication:
             489          (i) the employer;
             490          (ii) the insurance carrier; or
             491          (iii) a representative of either the employer or the insurance carrier, the qualifications
             492      of whom are defined in rule by the commission.
             493          (c) A person providing goods or services described in Subsections
             494      34A-2-407 [(12)](11) and 34A-3-108 (12) may file an application for hearing in accordance
             495      with Section 34A-2-407 or 34A-3-108 .
             496          (d) An attorney may file an application for hearing in accordance with Section
             497      34A-1-309 .
             498          (2) Unless a party in interest appeals the decision of an administrative law judge in
             499      accordance with Subsection (3), the decision of an administrative law judge on an application
             500      for hearing filed under Subsection (1) is a final order of the commission 30 days after the day
             501      on which the decision is issued.
             502          (3) (a) A party in interest may appeal the decision of an administrative law judge by
             503      filing a motion for review with the Division of Adjudication within 30 days of the date the
             504      decision is issued.
             505          (b) Unless a party in interest to the appeal requests under Subsection (3)(c) that the


             506      appeal be heard by the Appeals Board, the commissioner shall hear the review.
             507          (c) A party in interest may request that an appeal be heard by the Appeals Board by
             508      filing the request with the Division of Adjudication:
             509          (i) as part of the motion for review; or
             510          (ii) if requested by a party in interest who did not file a motion for review, within 20
             511      days of the day on which the motion for review is filed with the Division of Adjudication.
             512          (d) A case appealed to the Appeals Board shall be decided by the majority vote of the
             513      Appeals Board.
             514          (4) All records on appeals shall be maintained by the Division of Adjudication. Those
             515      records shall include an appeal docket showing the receipt and disposition of the appeals on
             516      review.
             517          (5) Upon appeal, the commissioner or Appeals Board shall make its decision in
             518      accordance with Section 34A-1-303 .
             519          (6) The commissioner or Appeals Board shall promptly notify the parties to a
             520      proceeding before it of its decision, including its findings and conclusions.
             521          (7) The decision of the commissioner or Appeals Board is final unless within 30 days
             522      after the date the decision is issued further appeal is initiated under the provisions of this
             523      section or Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative Procedures Act.
             524          (8) (a) Within 30 days after the day on which the decision of the commissioner or
             525      Appeals Board is issued, an aggrieved party may secure judicial review by commencing an
             526      action in the court of appeals against the commissioner or Appeals Board for the review of the
             527      decision of the commissioner or Appeals Board.
             528          (b) In an action filed under Subsection (8)(a):
             529          (i) any other party to the proceeding before the commissioner or Appeals Board shall
             530      be made a party; and
             531          (ii) the commission shall be made a party.
             532          (c) A party claiming to be aggrieved may seek judicial review only if the party
             533      exhausts the party's remedies before the commission as provided by this section.


             534          (d) At the request of the court of appeals, the commission shall certify and file with the
             535      court all documents and papers and a transcript of all testimony taken in the matter together
             536      with the decision of the commissioner or Appeals Board.
             537          Section 10. Section 54-7-15 is amended to read:
             538           54-7-15. Review or rehearing by commission -- Application -- Procedure --
             539      Prerequisite to court action -- Effect of commission decisions.
             540          (1) Before seeking judicial review of the commission's action, any party, stockholder,
             541      bondholder, or other person pecuniarily interested in the public utility who is dissatisfied with
             542      an order of the commission shall meet the requirements of this section.
             543          (2) (a) After any order or decision has been made by the commission, any party to the
             544      action or proceeding, any stockholder, bondholder, or other party pecuniarily interested in the
             545      public utility affected may apply for rehearing of any matters determined in the action or
             546      proceeding.
             547          (b) An applicant may not urge or rely on any ground not set forth in the application in
             548      an appeal to any court.
             549          (c) Any application for rehearing not granted by the commission within 20 days is
             550      denied.
             551          (d) (i) If the commission grants any application for rehearing without suspending the
             552      order involved, the commission shall issue its decision on rehearing within 20 days after final
             553      submission.
             554          (ii) If the commission fails to render its decision on rehearing within 20 days, the order
             555      involved is affirmed.
             556          (e) Unless an order of the commission directs that an order is stayed or postponed, an
             557      application for review or rehearing does not excuse any corporation or person from complying
             558      with and obeying any order or decision of the commission.
             559          (3) Any order or decision on rehearing that abrogates, changes, or modifies an original
             560      order or decision has the same [force and] effect as an original order or decision, but does not
             561      affect any right, or the enforcement of any right, arising from the original order or decision


             562      unless [so] ordered by the commission.
             563          (4) An order of the commission, including a decision on rehearing:
             564          (a) [shall have binding force and] has effect only with respect to a public utility that is
             565      an actual party to the proceeding in which the order is rendered; and
             566          (b) does not determine any right, privilege, obligation, duty, constraint, burden, or
             567      responsibility with respect to a public utility that is not a party to the proceeding in which the
             568      order is rendered unless, in accordance with Subsection 63G-3-201 (6), the commission makes
             569      a rule that incorporates the one or more principles of law that:
             570          (i) are established by the order;
             571          (ii) are not in commission rules at the time of the order; and
             572          (iii) affect the right, privilege, obligation, duty, constraint, burden, or responsibility
             573      with respect to the public utility.
             574          Section 11. Section 61-1-21 is amended to read:
             575           61-1-21. Penalties for violations.
             576          (1) A person is guilty of a third degree felony who willfully violates any provision of
             577      this chapter except Sections 61-1-1 and 61-1-16 , or who willfully violates any [rule or] order
             578      under this chapter, or who willfully violates Section 61-1-16 knowing the statement made to
             579      be false or misleading in any material respect.
             580          (2) A person who willfully violates Section 61-1-1 :
             581          (a) is guilty of a third degree felony if, at the time the crime was committed, the
             582      property, money, or thing unlawfully obtained or sought to be obtained was worth less than
             583      $10,000;
             584          (b) is guilty of a second degree felony if:
             585          (i) at the time the crime was committed, the property, money, or thing unlawfully
             586      obtained or sought to be obtained was worth $10,000 or more; or
             587          (ii) (A) at the time the crime was committed, the property, money, or thing unlawfully
             588      obtained or sought to be obtained was worth less than $10,000; and
             589          (B) in connection with that violation, the violator knowingly accepted any money


             590      representing:
             591          (I) equity in a person's home;
             592          (II) a withdrawal from any individual retirement account; or
             593          (III) a withdrawal from any qualified retirement plan as defined in the Internal
             594      Revenue Code; or
             595          (c) is guilty of a second degree felony punishable by imprisonment for an
             596      indeterminate term of not less than three years or more than 15 years if:
             597          (i) at the time the crime was committed, the property, money, or thing unlawfully
             598      obtained or sought to be obtained was worth $10,000 or more; and
             599          (ii) in connection with that violation, the violator knowingly accepted any money
             600      representing:
             601          (A) equity in a person's home;
             602          (B) a withdrawal from any individual retirement account; or
             603          (C) a withdrawal from any qualified retirement plan as defined in the Internal Revenue
             604      Code.
             605          (3) [No] A person may not be imprisoned for the violation of any [rule or] order if [he]
             606      the person proves that [he] the person had no knowledge of the [rule or] order.
             607          (4) In addition to any other penalty for a criminal violation of this chapter, the
             608      sentencing judge may impose any penalty or remedy provided for in Subsection 61-1-20 (2)(b).
             609          Section 12. Section 61-1-24 is amended to read:
             610           61-1-24. Rules, forms, and orders of division.
             611          (1) (a) The division may make, amend, and rescind rules, forms, and orders when
             612      necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
             613          (b) For the purpose of rules and forms, the division may classify securities, persons,
             614      and matters within its jurisdiction, and prescribe different requirements for different classes.
             615          (2) (a) The division may not make, amend, or rescind any rule, form, or order unless it
             616      finds that the action is in the public interest, for the protection of investors, and consistent
             617      with the purposes of this chapter.


             618          (b) In prescribing rules and forms, the division may cooperate with the securities
             619      administrators of the other states and the Securities and Exchange Commission to achieve
             620      maximum uniformity in the form and content of registration statements, applications, and
             621      reports wherever practicable.
             622          (3) (a) The division may prescribe:
             623          (i) the form and content of financial statements required under this chapter;
             624          (ii) the circumstances under which consolidated financial statements shall be filed;
             625      and
             626          (iii) whether or not any required financial statements shall be certified by independent
             627      public accountants.
             628          (b) All financial statements shall be prepared in accordance with generally accepted
             629      accounting principles.
             630          (4) All rules and forms of the division shall be published.
             631          (5) [No] A provision of this chapter imposing any liability [applies] does not apply to
             632      any act done or omitted in good faith in conformity with any rule, form, or order of the
             633      division, notwithstanding that the rule, form, or order may later be amended or rescinded or be
             634      determined by judicial or other authority to be invalid for any reason.
             635          [(6) The division may by rule classify specific acts as unlawful within the meaning of
             636      Sections 61-1-1 and 61-1-2 if it finds that the acts could operate as a fraud or part of a device,
             637      scheme, or artifice to defraud any person, and that the rule is not inconsistent with this
             638      chapter.]
             639          Section 13. Section 63-11-17.3 is repealed and reenacted to read:
             640          63-11-17.3. Violations of title and rules.
             641          Unless otherwise provided in this title:
             642          (1) a violation of any provision of this title is a class B misdemeanor; and
             643          (2) a violation of any rule of the Board of Parks and Recreation is an infraction.
             644          Section 14. Section 63G-3-201 is amended to read:
             645           63G-3-201. When rulemaking is required.


             646          (1) Each agency shall:
             647          (a) maintain a current version of its rules; and
             648          (b) make it available to the public for inspection during its regular business hours.
             649          (2) In addition to other rulemaking required by law, each agency shall make rules
             650      when agency action:
             651          (a) authorizes, requires, or prohibits an action;
             652          (b) provides or prohibits a material benefit;
             653          (c) applies to a class of persons or another agency; and
             654          (d) is explicitly or implicitly authorized by statute.
             655          (3) Rulemaking is also required when an agency issues a written interpretation of a
             656      state or federal legal mandate.
             657          (4) Rulemaking is not required when:
             658          (a) agency action applies only to internal agency management, inmates or residents of
             659      a state correctional, diagnostic, or detention facility, persons under state legal custody, patients
             660      admitted to a state hospital, members of the state retirement system, or students enrolled in a
             661      state education institution;
             662          (b) a standardized agency manual applies only to internal fiscal or administrative
             663      details of governmental entities supervised under statute;
             664          (c) an agency issues policy or other statements that are advisory, informative, or
             665      descriptive, and do not conform to the requirements of Subsections (2) and (3); or
             666          (d) an agency makes nonsubstantive changes in a rule, except that the agency shall file
             667      all nonsubstantive changes in a rule with the division.
             668          (5) (a) A rule shall enumerate any penalty authorized by statute that may result from
             669      its violation, subject to Subsections (5)(b) and (c).
             670          (b) A violation of a rule may not be subject to the criminal penalty of a class C
             671      misdemeanor or greater offense, except as provided under Subsection (5)(c).
             672          (c) A violation of a rule may be subject to a class C or greater criminal penalty under
             673      Subsection (5)(a) when:


             674          (i) authorized by a specific state statute;
             675          (ii) a state law and programs under that law are established in order for the state to
             676      obtain or maintain primacy over a federal program; or
             677          (iii) state civil or criminal penalties established by state statute regarding the program
             678      are equivalent to or less than corresponding federal civil or criminal penalties.
             679          (6) Each agency shall enact rules incorporating the principles of law not already in its
             680      rules that are established by final adjudicative decisions within 120 days after the decision is
             681      announced in its cases.
             682          (7) (a) Each agency may enact a rule that incorporates by reference:
             683          (i) all or any part of another code, rule, or regulation that has been adopted by a federal
             684      agency, an agency or political subdivision of this state, an agency of another state, or by a
             685      nationally recognized organization or association;
             686          (ii) state agency implementation plans mandated by the federal government for
             687      participation in the federal program;
             688          (iii) lists, tables, illustrations, or similar materials that are subject to frequent change,
             689      fully described in the rule, and are available for public inspection; or
             690          (iv) lists, tables, illustrations, or similar materials that the director determines are too
             691      expensive to reproduce in the administrative code.
             692          (b) Rules incorporating materials by reference shall:
             693          (i) be enacted according to the procedures outlined in this chapter;
             694          (ii) state that the referenced material is incorporated by reference;
             695          (iii) state the date, issue, or version of the material being incorporated; and
             696          (iv) define specifically what material is incorporated by reference and identify any
             697      agency deviations from it.
             698          (c) The agency shall identify any substantive changes in the material incorporated by
             699      reference by following the rulemaking procedures of this chapter.
             700          (d) The agency shall maintain a complete and current copy of the referenced material
             701      available for public review at the agency and at the division.


             702          (8) (a) This chapter is not intended to inhibit the exercise of agency discretion within
             703      the limits prescribed by statute or agency rule.
             704          (b) An agency may enact a rule creating a justified exception to a rule.
             705          (9) An agency may obtain assistance from the attorney general to ensure that its rules
             706      meet legal and constitutional requirements.
             707          Section 15. Repealer.
             708          This bill repeals:
             709          Section 73-18b-3, Violation of regulations -- Misdemeanor.
             710          Section 16. Coordinating H.B. 32 with H.B. 11 -- Technical renumbering.
             711           If this H.B. 32 and H.B. 11, Recodification of Natural Resources Provisions, both
             712      pass, it is the intent of the Legislature that the Office of Legislative Research and General
             713      Counsel, in preparing the Utah Code database for publication, shall change Section
             714      63-11-17.3 , which is repealed and reenacted in this bill, so that the reenacted section reads:
             715          "79-4-502. Violations of rules.
             716          Unless otherwise provided in this title, a violation of any rule of the Board of Parks and
             717      Recreation is an infraction."


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