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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
18 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 23-20-4.7, Utah Code Annotated 1953
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
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) has twice before been convicted of taking a big 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.
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-15-09 12:48 PM