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H.B. 299 Enrolled

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AMENDMENTS RELATED TO SUBSTANCES

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HARMFUL TO PREGNANCY

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2010 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Ronda Rudd Menlove

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Senate Sponsor: D. Chris Buttars

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies the Utah Health Code related to efforts to inform people of the
             11      effects of consuming alcohol during pregnancy.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    repeals outdated language related to a public education and outreach program; and
             15          .    requires posting of a warning by alcohol retailers related to the effects of
             16      consuming alcohol during pregnancy.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          This bill coordinates with S.B. 167, Alcoholic Beverage Control Act Recodification, to
             21      technically merge the changes.
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      ENACTS:
             24          26-7-6, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             25      REPEALS:
             26          26-7-5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 135
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected by Coordination Clause:
             28          26-7-6, Utah Code Annotated 1953
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             30      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             31          Section 1. Section 26-7-6 is enacted to read:
             32          26-7-6. Alcohol retailers to post warnings related to consumption of alcohol and
             33      pregnancy.
             34          (1) As used in this section:
             35          (a) "Alcohol retailer" means:
             36          (i) a state store, as defined in Section 32A-1-105 ;
             37          (ii) a package agency, as defined in Section 32A-1-105 ; or
             38          (iii) one of the following, if required to display a DUI warning under Title 32A,
             39      Alcoholic Beverage Control Act:
             40          (A) a person licensed under Title 32A, Alcoholic Beverage Control Act; or
             41          (B) a person who holds a permit under Title 32A, Alcoholic Beverage Control Act.
             42          (b) "DUI warning" means the statement, "Warning: Driving under the influence of
             43      alcohol or drugs is a serious crime that is prosecuted aggressively in Utah.", that an alcohol
             44      retailer is required to display as a sign in large letters in a prominent place under the following
             45      sections:
             46          (i) Section 32A-1-107 ;
             47          (ii) Section 32A-2-103 ;
             48          (iii) Section 32A-3-106 ;
             49          (iv) Section 32A-4-106 ;
             50          (v) Section 32A-4-206 ;
             51          (vi) Section 32A-4-307 ;
             52          (vii) Section 32A-4-406 ;
             53          (viii) Section 32A-4a-305 ;
             54          (ix) Section 32A-5-107 ;
             55          (x) Section 32A-6-202 ; and
             56          (xi) Section 32A-10-206 .
             57          (2) (a) On and after January 1, 2010, an alcohol retailer shall display, in a prominent


             58      place, a sign in large letters that consists of text in the following order:
             59          (i) a header that reads: "WARNING";
             60          (ii) a warning statement that reads: "Drinking alcoholic beverages during pregnancy
             61      can cause birth defects and permanent brain damage for the child.";
             62          (iii) a statement in smaller font that reads: "Call the Utah Department of Health at
             63      [insert most current toll-free number] with questions or for more information.";
             64          (iv) a header that reads: "WARNING"; and
             65          (v) a warning statement that contains the DUI warning, except it does not include the
             66      text "Warning:".
             67          (b) (i) The text described in Subsections (2)(a)(i) through (iii) shall be in a different
             68      font style than the text described in Subsections (2)(a)(iv) and (v).
             69          (ii) Both warning statements in the sign described in Subsection (2)(a) shall be in the
             70      same font size.
             71          (3) The department shall work with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission and
             72      the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to facilitate consistency in the format of a sign
             73      required under this section.
             74          (4) (a) An alcohol retailer who complies with this section is considered to be in
             75      compliance with a requirement under Title 32A, Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, to display a
             76      DUI warning.
             77          (b) The department may not take action against an alcohol retailer who violates this
             78      section, but may notify the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of a possible violation
             79      of this section.
             80          (c) An alcohol retailer who violates this section is subject to the same disciplinary
             81      action that the alcohol retailer would be subject to for a violation of a requirement under Title
             82      32A, Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, to display a DUI warning.
             83          Section 2. Repealer.
             84          This bill repeals:
             85          Section 26-7-5, Public education and outreach regarding substances harmful


             86      during pregnancy.
             87          Section 3. Coordinating H.B. 299 with S.B. 167 -- Technically merging changes.
             88          If this H.B. 299 and S.B. 167, Alcoholic Beverage Control Act Recodification, both
             89      pass, it is the intent of the Legislature that the Office of Legislative Research and General
             90      Counsel in preparing the Utah Code database for publication, because S.B. 167 takes effect on
             91      July 1, 2011, modify Section 26-7-6 enacted in this bill to read effective July 1, 2011:
             92          " 26-7-6. Alcohol retailers to post warnings related to consumption of alcohol and
             93      pregnancy.
             94          (1) As used in this section:
             95          (a) "Alcohol retailer" means:
             96          (i) a state store, as defined in Section 32B-1-102 ;
             97          (ii) a package agency, as defined in Section 32B-1-102 ; or
             98          (iii) one of the following, if required to display a DUI warning under Title 32B,
             99      Alcoholic Beverage Control Act:
             100          (A) a person licensed under Title 32B, Alcoholic Beverage Control Act; or
             101          (B) a person who holds a permit under Title 32B, Alcoholic Beverage Control Act.
             102          (b) "DUI warning" means the statement, "Warning: Driving under the influence of
             103      alcohol or drugs is a serious crime that is prosecuted aggressively in Utah.", that an alcohol
             104      retailer is required to display as a sign in large letters in a prominent place under the following
             105      sections:
             106          (i) Section 32B-2-503 ;
             107          (ii) Section 32B-2-605 ;
             108          (iii) Section 32B-5-301 ; and
             109          (iv) Section 32B-10-302 .
             110          (2) (a) An alcohol retailer shall display, in a prominent place, a sign in large letters
             111      that consists of text in the following order:
             112          (i) a header that reads: "WARNING";
             113          (ii) a warning statement that reads: "Drinking alcoholic beverages during pregnancy


             114      can cause birth defects and permanent brain damage for the child.";
             115          (iii) a statement in smaller font that reads: "Call the Utah Department of Health at
             116      [insert most current toll-free number] with questions or for more information.";
             117          (iv) a header that reads: "WARNING"; and
             118          (v) a warning statement that contains the DUI warning, except it does not include the
             119      text "Warning:".
             120          (b) (i) The text described in Subsections (2)(a)(i) through (iii) shall be in a different
             121      font style than the text described in Subsections (2)(a)(iv) and (v).
             122          (ii) Both warning statements in the sign described in Subsection (2)(a) shall be in the
             123      same font size.
             124          (3) The department shall work with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission and
             125      the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to facilitate consistency in the format of a sign
             126      required under this section.
             127          (4) (a) An alcohol retailer who complies with this section is considered to be in
             128      compliance with a requirement under Title 32B, Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, to display a
             129      DUI warning.
             130          (b) The department may not take action against an alcohol retailer who violates this
             131      section, but may notify the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of a possible violation
             132      of this section.
             133          (c) An alcohol retailer who violates this section is subject to the same disciplinary
             134      action that the alcohol retailer would be subject to for a violation of a requirement under Title
             135      32B, Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, to display a DUI warning."


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