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Chief Sponsor: Jennifer M. Seelig

Senate Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

             6      Cosponsors:
             7      Derek E. Brown
             8      Rebecca Chavez-Houck
             9      Susan Duckworth
             10      Janice M. Fisher
             11      Francis D. Gibson
             12      Lynn N. HemingwayChristopher N. Herrod
Don L. Ipson
Ken Ivory
Brian S. King
David Litvack
Carol Spackman Moss
Jeremy A. PetersonMarie H. Poulson
Paul Ray
Christine F. Watkins
Mark A. Wheatley
Ryan D. Wilcox              13     
             14      LONG TITLE
             15      General Description:
             16          This bill modifies the Criminal Code regarding the offense of sexual solicitation.
             17      Highlighted Provisions:
             18          This bill:
             19          .    clarifies the acts that constitute sexual solicitation with the intent to engage in
             20      prostitution.
             21      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             22          None
             23      Other Special Clauses:
             24          None
             25      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             26      AMENDS:
             27          76-10-1313, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 179

             29      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             30          Section 1. Section 76-10-1313 is amended to read:
             31           76-10-1313. Sexual solicitation -- Penalty.
             32          (1) A person is guilty of sexual solicitation when the person:
             33          (a) [he] offers or agrees to commit any sexual activity with another person for a fee;
             34      [or]
             35          (b) [he] pays or offers or agrees to pay a fee to another person to commit any sexual
             36      activity [for a fee.]; or
             37          (c) with intent to engage in sexual activity for a fee or to pay another person to commit
             38      any sexual activity for a fee engages in, offers or agrees to engage in, or requests or directs
             39      another to engage in any of the following acts:
             40          (i) exposure of a person's genitals, the buttocks, the anus, the pubic area, or the female
             41      breast below the top of the areola;
             42          (ii) masturbation;
             43          (iii) touching of a person's genitals, the buttocks, the anus, the pubic area, or the female
             44      breast; or
             45          (iv) any act of lewdness.
             46          (2) An intent to engage in sexual activity for a fee may be inferred from a person's
             47      engaging in, offering or agreeing to engage in, or requesting or directing another to engage in
             48      any of the acts described in Subsection (1)(c) under the totality of the existing circumstances.
             49          [(2)] (3) (a) Sexual solicitation is a class B misdemeanor[. However, any], except
             50      under Subsection (3)(b).
             51          (b) Any person who is convicted a second [time, and on all subsequent convictions,] or
             52      subsequent time under this section or under a local ordinance adopted in compliance with
             53      Section 76-10-1307 , is guilty of a class A misdemeanor, except as provided in Section
             54      76-10-1309 .

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