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S.B. 248





Chief Sponsor: Mark B. Madsen

House Sponsor: ____________

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies a provision of the Child Protection Registry.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    modifies a provision prohibiting certain actions relating to a communication to a
             13      contact point or domain registered with the Division of Consumer Protection.
             14      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             15          None
             16      Other Special Clauses:
             17          None
             18      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             19      AMENDS:
             20          13-39-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 336
             22      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             23          Section 1. Section 13-39-202 is amended to read:
             24           13-39-202. Prohibition of sending certain materials to a registered contact point
             25      -- Exception for consent.
             26          (1) A person may not send, cause to be sent, or conspire with a third party to send a
             27      communication to a contact point or domain that has been registered for more than 30 calendar

             28      days with the division under Section 13-39-201 if the communication:
             29          (a) has the primary purpose of advertising or promoting a product or service that a
             30      minor:
             31          (i) is prohibited by law from purchasing; [or] and
             32          (ii) is able to purchase or use without a face-to-face transaction in which the minor's
             33      age can be objectively verified; or
             34          (b) contains or has the primary purpose of advertising or promoting material that:
             35          (i) is harmful to minors, as defined in Section 76-10-1201 [.]; or
             36          (ii) exposes a minor to an enticement to consume alcohol.
             37          (2) Except as provided in Subsection (4), consent of a minor is not a defense to a
             38      violation of this section.
             39          (3) An Internet service provider does not violate this section for solely transmitting a
             40      message across the network of the Internet service provider.
             41          (4) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (1), a person may send a communication to a
             42      contact point if, before sending the communication, the person sending the communication
             43      receives consent from an adult who controls the contact point.
             44          (b) Any person who proposes to send a communication under Subsection (4)(a) shall:
             45          (i) verify the age of the adult who controls the contact point by inspecting the adult's
             46      government-issued identification card in a face-to-face transaction;
             47          (ii) obtain a written record indicating the adult's consent that is signed by the adult;
             48          (iii) include in each communication:
             49          (A) a notice that the adult may rescind the consent; and
             50          (B) information that allows the adult to opt out of receiving future communications;
             51      and
             52          (iv) notify the division that the person intends to send communications under this
             53      Subsection (4).
             54          (c) The division shall implement rules to verify that a person providing notification
             55      under Subsection (4)(b)(iv) complies with this Subsection (4).

Legislative Review Note
    as of 2-26-10 11:45 AM

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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