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H.B. 122

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 10:58 AM by lerror. -->              1     

SURVEYOR AMENDMENTS

             2     
2010 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: John G. Mathis

             5     
Senate Sponsor: ____________

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill H. [ prohibits, in certain circumstances, the prosecution of a county surveyor or a
             10      professional land surveyor for criminal trespass.
] provides a defense to criminal trespass that the

             10a      person is a professional surveyor or county surveyor. .H
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines terms;
             14          . H. [     prohibits, in certain circumstances, the prosecution of a county surveyor or a
             15      professional land surveyor for criminal trespass
] provides a defense to criminal trespass that the

             15a      person is a professional surveyor or county surveyor .H ; and
             16          .    makes technical corrections.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          76-6-206, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 210
             24     
             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             26          Section 1. Section 76-6-206 is amended to read:


             27           76-6-206. Criminal trespass.


             28          (1) As used in this section, "enter" means intrusion of the entire body.
             29          (2) A person is guilty of criminal trespass if, under circumstances not amounting to
             30      burglary as defined in Section 76-6-202 , 76-6-203 , or 76-6-204 or a violation of Section
             31      76-10-2402 regarding commercial terrorism:
             32          (a) [he] the person enters or remains unlawfully on property and:
             33          (i) intends to cause annoyance or injury to any person or damage to any property,
             34      including the use of graffiti as defined in Section 76-6-107 ;
             35          (ii) intends to commit any crime, other than theft or a felony; or
             36          (iii) is reckless as to whether [his] the person's presence will cause fear for the safety of
             37      another;
             38          (b) knowing [his] the person's entry or presence is unlawful, [he] the person enters or
             39      remains on property as to which notice against entering is given by:
             40          (i) personal communication to the actor by the owner or someone with apparent
             41      authority to act for the owner;
             42          (ii) fencing or other enclosure obviously designed to exclude intruders; or
             43          (iii) posting of signs reasonably likely to come to the attention of intruders; or
             44          (c) [he] the person enters a condominium unit in violation of Subsection 57-8-7 (7).
             45          (3) (a) A violation of Subsection (2)(a) or (b) is a class B misdemeanor unless it was
             46      committed in a dwelling, in which event it is a class A misdemeanor.
             47          (b) A violation of Subsection (2)(c) is an infraction.
             48          (4) H. (a) As used in this Subsection (4):
             48a              (i) "Professional land surveying or the practice of land surveying" is as defined
             48b      in Section 58-22-102.
             48c              (ii) "Professional land surveyor" is as defined in Section 58-22-102.
             48d              (iii) "Surveyor" means a professional land surveyor and a county surveyor.
             48e          (b) .H It is a defense to prosecution under this section that:
             49      H. [ (a) ] (i)(A) .H the property was open to the public when the actor entered or remained; and
             50      H. [ (b) ] (B) .H the actor's conduct did not substantially interfere with the owner's use of the
             51      property H. [ . ] ; or
             51a              (ii)(A) the actor:
             51b                  (I) is a surveyor or a designee of the surveyor engaged in professional
             51c      land surveying or the practice of land surveying; or
             51d                  (II) in the case of a county surveyor or designee of the county surveyor,

is
             51e      acting under the scope of authority under Title 17, Chapter 23, County Surveyor; and


             51f              (B) the actor's conduct did not substantially interfere with the owner's use of the
             51g      property.
             52           [ (5) (a) As used in this Subsection (5):
             53          (i) "Professional land surveying or the practice of land surveying" is as defined in
             54      Section 58-22-102 .
             55          (ii) "Professional land surveyor" is as defined in Section 58-22-102 .
             56          (iii) "Surveyor" means a professional land surveyor and a county surveyor.
             57          (b) A surveyor does not commit criminal trespass if when the surveyor enters and
             58      remains on the property, the surveyor:
] .H


             59           H. [ (i) (A) is engaged in professional land surveying or the practice of land surveying; or
             60          (B) in the case of a county surveyor or a designee of the county surveyor, is acting
             61      under the scope of authority under Title 17, Chapter 23, County Surveyor; and
             62          (ii) is not acting in violation of this section.
] .H





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