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H.B. 68

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 4:47 PM by jeyring. -->              1     

HABITUAL WANTON DESTRUCTION OF

             2     
WILDLIFE

             3     
2010 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: Curtis Oda

             6     
Senate Sponsor: Allen M. Christensen

             7     
             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill elevates to a third degree felony a third violation of the crime of wanton
             11      destruction of protected wildlife.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    makes a third violation of the crime of wanton destruction of protected wildlife a
             15      new crime, called habitual wanton destruction of protected wildlife; and
             16          .    makes the crime of habitual wanton destruction of protected wildlife a third degree
             17      felony.
             18      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      ENACTS:
             24          23-20-4.7, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             25     
             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Section 23-20-4.7 is enacted to read:


             28          23-20-4.7. Habitual wanton destruction of protected wildlife -- Third degree
             29      felony.
             30          (1) A person is guilty of habitual wanton destruction of protected wildlife if the person:
             31          (a) takes a big game animal in violation of Section 23-20-4 ; and
             32          (b) H. within seven years of the day on which the violation described in
             32a      Subsection (1)(a) occurs, .H has twice H. [ before ] .H been convicted of taking a big
             32b      game animal in violation of Section
             33      23-20-4 .
             34          (2) "Convicted," for purposes of this section, includes a guilty adjudication, guilty plea,
             35      no contest plea, and guilty or no contest plea entered in a plea in abeyance agreement under
             36      Title 77, Chapter 2a, Pleas in Abeyance.
             37          (3) Habitual wanton destruction of protected wildlife is a third degree felony.




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