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DRUG PARAPHERNALIA DEFINITION AMENDMENTS

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2011 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Evan J. Vickers

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Senate Sponsor: Patricia W. Jones

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Utah Drug Paraphernalia Act regarding some exemptions for
             10      syringes used for a legitimate medical purpose.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    provides that a person may not be charged with distribution of hypodermic syringes
             14      as drug paraphernalia if at the time of sale or distribution the syringes are in a sterile
             15      package and are to be used for a legitimate medical purpose, including:
             16              .    injection of prescription medications as prescribed by a practitioner; and
             17              .    the prevention of disease transmission; and
             18          .    provides that a person may not be charged with possession of hypodermic syringes
             19      as drug paraphernalia if the syringe is unused and is in a sterile package.
             20      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             21          None
             22      Other Special Clauses:
             23          None
             24      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             25      AMENDS:
             26          58-37a-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 295
             27          58-37a-4, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1981, Chapter 76
             28          58-37a-5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 295
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             30      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             31          Section 1. Section 58-37a-3 is amended to read:
             32           58-37a-3. "Drug paraphernalia" defined.
             33          As used in this chapter, "drug paraphernalia" means any equipment, product, or material
             34      used, or intended for use, to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound,
             35      convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, package, repackage, store, contain, conceal,
             36      inject, ingest, inhale, or to otherwise introduce a controlled substance into the human body in
             37      violation of Title 58, Chapter 37, Utah Controlled Substances Act, and includes, but is not
             38      limited to:
             39          (1) kits used, or intended for use, in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, or
             40      harvesting any species of plant which is a controlled substance or from which a controlled
             41      substance can be derived;
             42          (2) kits used, or intended for use, in manufacturing, compounding, converting,
             43      producing, processing, or preparing a controlled substance;
             44          (3) isomerization devices used, or intended for use, to increase the potency of any
             45      species of plant which is a controlled substance;
             46          (4) testing equipment used, or intended for use, to identify or to analyze the strength,
             47      effectiveness, or purity of a controlled substance;
             48          (5) scales and balances used, or intended for use, in weighing or measuring a controlled
             49      substance;
             50          (6) diluents and adulterants, such as quinine hydrochloride, mannitol, mannited,
             51      dextrose and lactose, used, or intended for use to cut a controlled substance;
             52          (7) separation gins and sifters used, or intended for use to remove twigs, seeds, or other
             53      impurities from marihuana;
             54          (8) blenders, bowls, containers, spoons and mixing devices used, or intended for use to
             55      compound a controlled substance;
             56          (9) capsules, balloons, envelopes, and other containers used, or intended for use to
             57      package small quantities of a controlled substance;


             58          (10) containers and other objects used, or intended for use to store or conceal a
             59      controlled substance;
             60          (11) hypodermic syringes, needles, and other objects used, or intended for use to
             61      parenterally inject a controlled substance into the human body, except as provided in Section
             62      58-37a-5 ; and
             63          (12) objects used, or intended for use to ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce a
             64      controlled substance into the human body, including but not limited to:
             65          (a) metal, wooden, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic, or ceramic pipes with or without
             66      screens, permanent screens, hashish heads, or punctured metal bowls;
             67          (b) water pipes;
             68          (c) carburetion tubes and devices;
             69          (d) smoking and carburetion masks;
             70          (e) roach clips: meaning objects used to hold burning material, such as a marihuana
             71      cigarette, that has become too small or too short to be held in the hand;
             72          (f) miniature cocaine spoons and cocaine vials;
             73          (g) chamber pipes;
             74          (h) carburetor pipes;
             75          (i) electric pipes;
             76          (j) air-driven pipes;
             77          (k) chillums;
             78          (l) bongs; and
             79          (m) ice pipes or chillers.
             80          Section 2. Section 58-37a-4 is amended to read:
             81           58-37a-4. Considerations in determining whether object is drug paraphernalia.
             82          In determining whether an object is drug paraphernalia, the trier of fact, in addition to
             83      all other logically relevant factors, should consider:
             84          (1) statements by an owner or by anyone in control of the object concerning its use;
             85          (2) prior convictions, if any, of an owner, or of anyone in control of the object, under


             86      any state or federal law relating to a controlled substance;
             87          (3) the proximity of the object, in time and space, to a direct violation of this chapter;
             88          (4) the proximity of the object to a controlled substance;
             89          (5) the existence of any residue of a controlled substance on the object;
             90          (6) instructions whether oral or written, provided with the object concerning its use;
             91          (7) descriptive materials accompanying the object which explain or depict its use;
             92          (8) national and local advertising concerning its use;
             93          (9) the manner in which the object is displayed for sale;
             94          (10) whether the owner or anyone in control of the object is a legitimate supplier of
             95      like or related items to the community, such as a licensed distributor or dealer of tobacco
             96      products;
             97          (11) direct or circumstantial evidence of the ratio of sales of the object to the total sales
             98      of the business enterprise;
             99          (12) the existence and scope of legitimate uses of the object in the community; [and]
             100          (13) whether the object is subject to Section 58-37a-5 ; and
             101          [(13)] (14) expert testimony concerning its use.
             102          Section 3. Section 58-37a-5 is amended to read:
             103           58-37a-5. Unlawful acts.
             104          (1) (a) It is unlawful for any person to use, or to possess with intent to use, drug
             105      paraphernalia to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert,
             106      produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest,
             107      inhale or otherwise introduce a controlled substance into the human body in violation of this
             108      chapter.
             109          (b) Any person who violates [this] Subsection (1)(a) is guilty of a class B
             110      misdemeanor.
             111          (2) (a) It is unlawful for any person to deliver, possess with intent to deliver, or
             112      manufacture with intent to deliver, any drug paraphernalia, knowing that the drug paraphernalia
             113      will be used to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert,


             114      produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest,
             115      inhale, or otherwise introduce a controlled substance into the human body in violation of this
             116      act.
             117          (b) Any person who violates [this] Subsection (2)(a) is guilty of a class A
             118      misdemeanor.
             119          (3) Any person 18 years of age or [over] older who delivers drug paraphernalia to a
             120      person [under] younger than 18 years of age and who is three years or more younger than the
             121      person making the delivery is guilty of a third degree felony.
             122          (4) (a) It is unlawful for any person to place in this state in any newspaper, magazine,
             123      handbill, or other publication any advertisement, knowing that the purpose of the advertisement
             124      is to promote the sale of drug paraphernalia.
             125          (b) Any person who violates [this] Subsection (4)(a) is guilty of a class B
             126      misdemeanor.
             127          (5) (a) A person may not be charged with distribution of hypodermic syringes as drug
             128      paraphernalia if at the time of sale or distribution the syringes are in a sealed sterile package
             129      and are for a legitimate medical purpose, including:
             130          (i) injection of prescription medications as prescribed by a practitioner; or
             131          (ii) the prevention of disease transmission.
             132          (b) A person may not be charged with possession of hypodermic syringes as drug
             133      paraphernalia if the syringe is unused and is in a sealed sterile package.
             134          [(5)] (6) A person may be charged and sentenced for a violation of this section,
             135      notwithstanding a charge and sentence for a violation of any other section of this chapter.


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