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First Substitute S.B. 50
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies the Criminal Code regarding standards for charging an HIV positive
11 offender with certain felony sexual offenses, and also changes the notification
12 requirements regarding the offender's positive HIV test results.
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This bill:
15 . provides that an HIV positive person engaged in prostitution, patronizing a
16 prostitute, or sexual solicitation, and who is HIV positive, is guilty of a third degree
18 . modifies definitions;
19 . provides that a person who has tested positive for the HIV infection shall be notified
20 of the test results in person by a law enforcement agency, Department of
21 Corrections, or Department of Health, or an authorized representative of any of
22 these agencies;
23 . requires that the notice contain the signature of the HIV positive individual and the
24 name and signature of the person providing the notice; and
25 . provides that failure to provide the notice, or failure to provide notice in the manner
26 or form prescribed, does not create any civil liability and does not create a defense to any
27 prosecution under this part.
28 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
30 Other Special Clauses:
32 Utah Code Sections Affected:
34 76-10-1309, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 179
35 76-10-1310, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 179
36 76-10-1312, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Fifth Special Session, Chapter 8
38 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
39 Section 1. Section 76-10-1309 is amended to read:
40 76-10-1309. Enhanced penalties -- HIV positive offender.
41 A person who is [
44 patronizing a prostitute under Section 76-10-1303, or sexual solicitation under Section
45 76-10-1313 is guilty of a third degree felony if at the time of the offense the person is an HIV
46 positive individual, and the person:
53 (1) has actual knowledge of the fact; or
54 (2) has previously been convicted under Section 76-10-1302 , 76-10-1303 , or
55 76-10-1313 .
56 Section 2. Section 76-10-1310 is amended to read:
57 76-10-1310. Definitions.
58 (1) "HIV infection" means an indication of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
59 infection determined by current medical standards and detected by any of the following:
60 (a) presence of antibodies to HIV, verified by a positive confirmatory test, such as
61 Western blot or other method approved by the Utah State Health Laboratory. Western blot
62 interpretation will be based on criteria currently recommended by the Association of State and
63 Territorial Public Health Laboratory Directors;
64 (b) presence of HIV antigen;
65 (c) isolation of HIV; or
66 (d) demonstration of HIV proviral DNA.
67 (2) "HIV positive individual" means a person who [
69 (3) "Local law enforcement agency" means the agency responsible for investigation of
70 the violations of Sections 76-10-1302 , 76-10-1303 , and 76-10-1313 , the filing of charges
71 which may lead to conviction, and the conducting of or obtaining the results of tests for HIV
78 standards recommended by the Department of Health.
79 Section 3. Section 76-10-1312 is amended to read:
80 76-10-1312. Notice to offender of HIV positive test results.
81 (1) A person convicted under Section 76-10-1302 , 76-10-1303 , or 76-10-1313 who has
82 tested positive for the HIV infection shall be notified of the test results in person [
91 (a) the local law enforcement agency;
92 (b) the Department of Corrections, for offenders confined in any state prison;
93 (c) the state Department of Health; or
94 (d) an authorized representative of any of the agencies listed in this Subsection (1).
96 signature of the HIV positive person, indicating the person's receipt of the notice, the name and
97 signature of the person providing the notice, and:
98 (a) the date of the test;
99 (b) the positive test results;
100 (c) the name of the HIV positive individual; and
101 (d) the following language:
102 "A person who has been convicted of prostitution under Section 76-10-1302 ,
103 patronizing a prostitute under Section 76-10-1303 , or sexual solicitation under Section
104 76-10-1313 after being tested and diagnosed as an HIV positive individual and [
106 knowledge that the person is an HIV positive individual or the person has previously been
107 convicted of any of the criminal offenses listed above is guilty of a third degree felony [
109 (3) Failure to provide this notice, or to provide the notice in the manner or form
110 prescribed under this section, does not create any civil liability and does not create a defense to
111 any prosecution under this part.
112 (4) Upon conviction under Section 76-10-1309 , and as a condition of probation, the
113 offender shall receive treatment and counseling for HIV infection and drug abuse as provided
114 in Title 62A, Chapter 15, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Act.
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