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H.B. 167

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INCARCERATION AMENDMENTS

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2011 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Eric K. Hutchings

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Senate Sponsor: Daniel W. Thatcher

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Criminal Code regarding the disposition of a person convicted of
             10      a class A misdemeanor.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    provides that if a person is serving a felony commitment at the Utah State Prison at
             14      the commencement of a class A misdemeanor conviction, the class A misdemeanor
             15      commitment shall be to the Utah State Prison.
             16      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      AMENDS:
             22          76-3-208, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 249
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             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 76-3-208 is amended to read:
             26           76-3-208. Imprisonment -- Custodial authorities.
             27          (1) Persons sentenced to imprisonment shall be committed to the following custodial


             28      authorities:
             29          (a) felony commitments shall be to the Utah State Prison;
             30          (b) (i) class A misdemeanor commitments shall be to the jail, or other facility
             31      designated by the town, city, or county where the defendant was convicted, unless the
             32      defendant [consents to commitment to the Utah State Prison] is also serving a felony
             33      commitment at the Utah State Prison at the commencement of the class A misdemeanor
             34      conviction, in which case, the class A misdemeanor commitment shall be to the Utah State
             35      Prison for an indeterminate term not to exceed one year; and
             36          (ii) [if the defendant consents to commitment to the Utah State Prison for an
             37      indeterminate term not to exceed one year, the court may impose the sentence. The] the court
             38      may not order the imprisonment of a defendant to the Utah State Prison for a fixed term or
             39      other term that is inconsistent with this section and Section 77-18-4 ; and
             40          (c) all other misdemeanor commitments shall be to the jail or other facility designated
             41      by the town, city or county where the defendant was convicted.
             42          (2) Custodial authorities may place a prisoner in a facility other than the one to which
             43      [he] the prisoner was committed when:
             44          (a) it does not have space to accommodate [him] the prisoner; or
             45          (b) the security of the institution or inmate requires it.




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