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First Substitute H.B. 121

Representative Jennifer M. Seelig proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Jennifer M. Seelig

Senate Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Criminal Code regarding the offense of sexual solicitation.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    clarifies the acts that constitute sexual solicitation with the intent to engage in
             13      prostitution.
             14      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             15          None
             16      Other Special Clauses:
             17          None
             18      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             19      AMENDS:
             20          76-10-1313, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 179
             22      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             23          Section 1. Section 76-10-1313 is amended to read:
             24           76-10-1313. Sexual solicitation -- Penalty.
             25          (1) A person is guilty of sexual solicitation when the person:

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

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