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Chief Sponsor: Stephen E. Sandstrom

Senate Sponsor: Mark B. Madsen

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies the Bail Bond Recovery Act regarding use of badges and identifying
             11      clothing by licensees.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    allows licensees under the Bail Bond Recovery Act to display and wear a badge of
             15      a design authorized and approved by the Bail Bond Recovery Licensure Board if
             16      the licensee also displays lettering on clothing that indicates the licensee is a bail
             17      enforcement or recovery agent; and
             18          .    allows the licensee to wear a distinctive jacket bearing an insignia indicating the
             19      wearer is a bail enforcement or recovery agent, if the insignia is approved by the
             20      board.
             21      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             22          None
             23      Other Special Clauses:
             24          None
             25      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             26      AMENDS:
             27          53-11-121, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 257
             29      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

             30          Section 1. Section 53-11-121 is amended to read:
             31           53-11-121. False representation as a licensee -- Badge -- Identifying clothing.
             32          (1) A licensee under this chapter may not wear a uniform, or use a title[, insignia,
             33      badge,] or identification card other than the one issued under this chapter, or make any
             34      statement that would lead a reasonable person to believe the licensee is connected in any way
             35      with the federal government or any state or local governmental entity, unless the licensee has
             36      received authorization in writing by one of those governmental authorities to do so.
             37          (2) (a) A licensee may possess, wear, and display a badge of a design approved by the
             38      board for use by a licensee.
             39          (b) The licensee may wear or display the badge under Subsection (2)(a) only if the
             40      licensee is also at the same time wearing an article of clothing that conspicuously displays on
             41      the chest and back of the article of clothing lettering that clearly identifies the licensee as a
             42      bail enforcement or recovery agent.
             43          (3) A licensee may wear a jacket of a distinctive design or style that bears a printed,
             44      embroidered, or otherwise permanently attached symbol, emblem, or insignia that:
             45          (a) clearly identifies the wearer as a bail enforcement or recovery agent; and
             46          (b) is approved by the board.

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