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This document includes Senate Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 2:47 PM by rday. --> This document includes Senate 3rd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 11:43 AM by rday. --> This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 11:53 AM by jeyring. --> This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 12:25 PM by lerror. -->              1
    
LEAVING A CHILD UNATTENDED IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

             2     
2011 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Benjamin M. McAdams

             5     
House Sponsor: Lee B. Perry

             6     

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends the Utah Criminal Code by making it H. [ an infraction ] a class C
             9a      misdemeanor .H to leave a child
             10      unattended in S. an enclosed compartment of .S a motor vehicle.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines terms;
             14          .    makes it a class C misdemeanor for a person who is responsible for a child under
             15      nine years of age to intentionally, recklessly, knowingly, or with criminal negligence
             16      leave a child in S. an enclosed compartment of .S a motor vehicle if:
             16a      H. . the motor vehicle is on public property or private property that is open to the general
             16b      public; .H
             17              .    the child is not supervised by a person who is at least H. [ 12 ] 9 .H years old; and
             18              .    the conditions present a risk to the H. [ child's health or safety ] child of
             18a      hyperthermia, hypothermia, or dehydration .H S. [ , the engine is running,
             19      or the keys are in the passenger compartment of the motor vehicle
] .S
; H. [ and ] .H
             20          .    provides that this bill does not apply if the person's conduct that constitutes a
             21      violation of this bill is S. [ punishable as a class B misdemeanor, a class A
             22      misdemeanor, or a felony.
] subject to a greater penalty under another

             22a      provision of state law. .S H. ;
             22b      . preempts enforcement of a local law or ordinance that makes it an infraction or a


            
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     criminal offense to engage in the conduct that constitutes a misdemeanor under this bill;

             22d      . provides that, notwithstanding any provision of state law to the contrary, a conviction
             22e      under this bill may not be used by a state or local government entity as grounds for revoking,
             22f      refusing to grant, or refusing to renew, a license or permit, including a license or permit
             22g      relating to the provision of day care or child care. .H
             23      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             24          None
             25      Other Special Clauses:
             26          None
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected:



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     ENACTS:
             29          76-10-2202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             30     

             31      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             32          Section 1. Section 76-10-2202 is enacted to read:
             33          76-10-2202. Leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle.
             34          (1) As used in this section:
             35          (a) "Child" means a person who is younger than nine years old.
             35a      S. (b) "Enclosed compartment" means any enclosed area of a motor vehicle, including the
             35b      passenger compartment, regardless of whether a door, window, or hatch is left open.
             36           [ (b) ] (c) .S "Motor vehicle" means an automobile, truck, truck tractor, bus, or any other
             37      self-propelled vehicle.
             38          (2) A person who is responsible for a child is guilty of a class C misdemeanor if:
             39          (a) the person intentionally, recklessly, knowingly, or with criminal negligence leaves
             40      the child in S. [ a ] an enclosed compartment of a .S motor vehicle;
             40a      H. (b) the motor vehicle is on:
             40b          (i) public property; or
             40c          (ii) private property that is open to the general public;
             41           [ (b) ] c .H the child is not supervised by a person who is at least H. [ 12 ] 9 .H years
             41a      old; and
             42           H. [ (c) ] d .H S. [ (i) ] .S the conditions present a risk to the H. [ child's health or
             42a1      safety S. that:
             42a      (i) is due to
] child of .H
:
             42b      H. [ (A) ] (i) .H hyperthermia;
             42c      H. [ (B) ] (ii) .H hypothermia; or
             42d      H. [ (C) ] (iii) .H dehydration H. [ ; or ] .
             42e      [ (ii) a reasonable person would expect to exist when a child is left unsupervised in an enclosed
             42f      compartment of a motor vehicle.
] .H

             42g      [ ;
             43          (ii) the engine of the motor vehicle is running; or
             44          (iii) the keys to the motor vehicle are in the passenger compartment of the motor
             45      vehicle
] .S
.
             46          (3) This section does not apply if the person's conduct that constitutes a violation of
             47      this section is S. [ punishable as a class B misdemeanor, a class A misdemeanor, or a felony ] subject
             47a      to a greater penalty under another provision of state law .S .
             47b      H. (4) This section preempts enforcement of a local law or ordinance that makes it an


            
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     infraction or a criminal offense to engage in the conduct that constitutes a misdemeanor under
             47d      this section.
             47e          (5) Notwithstanding any provision of state law to the contrary, a conviction under this
             47f      section may not be used by a state or local government entity as grounds for revoking, refusing
             47g      to grant, or refusing to renew, a license or permit, including a license or permit relating to the
             47h      provision of day care or child care. .H





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