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Third Substitute H.B. 187

This document includes Senate 3rd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 9:34 AM by khelgesen. -->

Senator David P. Hinkins proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
AGRICULTURAL OPERATION INTERFERENCE

             2     
2012 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: John G. Mathis

             5     
Senate Sponsor: David P. Hinkins

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill establishes the crime of agricultural operation interference.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    defines "agricultural operation";
             13          .    provides that a person is guilty of agricultural operation interference if the person:
             14              .    records an image of, or sound from, an agricultural operation under certain
             15      circumstances;
             16              .    obtains access to an agricultural operation under false pretenses; or
             17              .    obtains employment at an agricultural operation under certain circumstances
             18      with the intent to record an image of, or sound from, the agricultural operation;
             19      and
             20          .    establishes penalties.
             21      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             22          None
             23      Other Special Clauses:
             24          None
             25      Utah Code Sections Affected:


             26      ENACTS:
             27          76-6-112, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             28     
             29      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             30          Section 1. Section 76-6-112 is enacted to read:
             31          76-6-112. Agricultural operation interference -- Penalties.
             32          (1) As used in this section, "agricultural operation" means S. private.S property used for
             32a      the
             33      production of livestock, poultry, livestock products, or poultry products.
             34          (2) A person is guilty of agricultural operation interference if the person:
             35          (a) without consent from the owner of the agricultural operation, or the owner's agent,
             36      knowingly or intentionally records an image of, or sound from, the agricultural operation by
             37      leaving a recording device on the agricultural operation;
             38          (b) obtains access to an agricultural operation under false pretenses;
             39          (c) (i) applies for employment at an agricultural operation with the intent to record an
             40      image of, or sound from, the agricultural operation;
             41          (ii) knows, at the time that the person accepts employment at the agricultural operation,
             42      that the owner of the agricultural operation prohibits the employee from recording an image of,
             43      or sound from, the agricultural operation; and
             44          (iii) while employed at, and while present on, the agricultural operation, records an
             45      image of, or sound from, the agricultural operation; or
             46          (d) without consent from the owner of the operation or the owner's agent, knowingly or
             47      intentionally records an image of, or sound from, an agricultural operation while the person is
             48      committing criminal trespass, as described in Section 76-6-206 , on the agricultural operation.
             49          (3) A person who commits agricultural operation interference described in Subsection
             50      (2)(a) is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
             51          (4) A person who commits agricultural operation interference described in Subsection
             52      (2)(b), (c), or (d) is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.


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