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H.B. 13 Enrolled

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OFFENDER REGISTRY REVIEW

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2012 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Jack R. Draxler

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Senate Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill allows a person on the Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender Registry to petition
             10      the court for removal after five years for certain offenses.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    allows a person who has been convicted of the following to petition the court for
             14      removal from the Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender Registry after five years:
             15              .    unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 or 17 year old; or
             16              .    unlawful sexual activity with a minor;
             17          .    requires that the person have successfully completed any court-ordered treatment
             18      and not have any subsequent convictions;
             19          .    sets fees for obtaining a certificate of eligibility and filing the petition;
             20          .    requires that a copy of the petition be delivered to the prosecutor and victim, or if
             21      the victim is still a minor, the victim's parents; and
             22          .    gives the court discretion to order the person removed if it determines that the
             23      person is no longer a risk to society.
             24      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             25          None
             26      Other Special Clauses:
             27          This bill coordinates with H.B. 17, Sex Offender Registry Chapter and H.B. 18,
             28      Kidnapping Offender Amendments.
             29      Utah Code Sections Affected:


             30      AMENDS:
             31          77-27-21.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapters 48, 320 and last amended
             32      by Coordination Clause, Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 48
             33          78A-2-301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 22
             34      Utah Code Sections Affected by Coordination Clause:
             35          77-27-21.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapters 48, 320 and last amended
             36      by Coordination Clause, Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 48
             37          77-41-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             38          77-41-109, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             39          77-41-112, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             40     
             41      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             42          Section 1. Section 77-27-21.5 is amended to read:
             43           77-27-21.5. Sex and kidnap offenders -- Registration -- Information system --
             44      Law enforcement and courts to report -- Penalty -- Effect of expungement.
             45          (1) As used in this section:
             46          (a) "Bureau" means the Bureau of Criminal Identification of the Department of Public
             47      Safety established in Section 53-10-201 .
             48          [(a)] (b) "Business day" means a day on which state offices are open for regular
             49      business.
             50          (c) "Certificate of eligibility" means a document issued by the Bureau of Criminal
             51      Identification showing that the offender has met the requirements of Subsection (32).
             52          [(b)] (d) "Department" means the Department of Corrections.
             53          [(c)] (e) "Division" means the Division of Juvenile Justice Services.
             54          [(d)] (f) "Employed" or "carries on a vocation" includes employment that is full time or
             55      part time, whether financially compensated, volunteered, or for the purpose of government or
             56      educational benefit.
             57          [(e)] (g) "Indian Country" means:


             58          (i) all land within the limits of any Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the
             59      United States government, regardless of the issuance of any patent, and includes rights-of-way
             60      running through the reservation;
             61          (ii) all dependent Indian communities within the borders of the United States whether
             62      within the original or subsequently acquired territory, and whether or not within the limits of a
             63      state; and
             64          (iii) all Indian allotments, including the Indian allotments to which the Indian titles to
             65      have not been extinguished, including rights-of-way running through the allotments.
             66          [(f)] (h) "Jurisdiction" means any state, Indian Country, United States Territory, or any
             67      property under the jurisdiction of the United States military, Canada, the United Kingdom,
             68      Australia, or New Zealand.
             69          [(g)] (i) "Kidnap offender" means any person other than a natural parent of the victim
             70      who:
             71          (i) has been convicted in this state of a violation of:
             72          (A) Section 76-5-301 , Subsection (1)(c) or (d), kidnapping;
             73          (B) Section 76-5-301.1 , child kidnapping;
             74          (C) Section 76-5-302 , aggravated kidnapping;
             75          (D) Section 76-5-310 , aggravated human trafficking, on or after May 10, 2011; or
             76          (E) attempting, soliciting, or conspiring to commit any felony offense listed in
             77      Subsections (1)[(g)](i)(i)(A) through (D);
             78          (ii) has been convicted of any crime, or an attempt, solicitation, or conspiracy to
             79      commit a crime in another jurisdiction, including any state, federal, or military court that is
             80      substantially equivalent to the offenses listed in Subsection (1)[(g)](i)(i) and who is:
             81          (A) a Utah resident; or
             82          (B) not a Utah resident, but who, in any 12 month period, is in this state for a total of
             83      10 or more days, regardless of whether or not the offender intends to permanently reside in this
             84      state;
             85          (iii) (A) is required to register as an offender in any other jurisdiction, or who is


             86      required to register as an offender by any state, federal, or military court; and
             87          (B) in any 12 month period, is in this state for a total of 10 or more days, regardless of
             88      whether or not the offender intends to permanently reside in this state;
             89          (iv) is a nonresident regularly employed or working in this state, or who is a student in
             90      this state, and was convicted of one or more offenses listed in Subsection (1)[(g)](i), or any
             91      substantially equivalent offense in another jurisdiction, or as a result of the conviction, is
             92      required to register in the person's state of residence;
             93          (v) is found not guilty by reason of insanity in this state or in any other jurisdiction of
             94      one or more offenses listed in Subsection (1)[(g)](i); or
             95          (vi) is adjudicated delinquent based on one or more offenses listed in Subsection
             96      (1)[(g)](i)(i) and who has been committed to the division for secure confinement and remains
             97      in the division's custody 30 days prior to the person's 21st birthday.
             98          [(h)] (j) "Natural parent" means a minor's biological or adoptive parent, and includes
             99      the minor's noncustodial parent.
             100          [(i)] (k) "Offender" means a kidnap offender as defined in Subsection (1)[(g)](i) or a
             101      sex offender as defined in Subsection (1)[(n)](p).
             102          [(j)] (l) "Online identifier" or "Internet identifier":
             103          (i) means any electronic mail, chat, instant messenger, social networking, or similar
             104      name used for Internet communication; and
             105          (ii) does not include date of birth, Social Security number, PIN number, or Internet
             106      passwords.
             107          [(k)] (m) "Primary residence" means the location where the offender regularly resides,
             108      even if the offender intends to move to another location or return to another location at any
             109      future date.
             110          [(l)] (n) "Register" means to comply with the requirements of this section and
             111      administrative rules of the department made under this section.
             112          [(m)] (o) "Secondary residence" means any real property that the offender owns or has
             113      a financial interest in, or any location where, in any 12 month period, the offender stays


             114      overnight a total of 10 or more nights when not staying at the offender's primary residence.
             115          [(n)] (p) "Sex offender" means any person:
             116          (i) convicted in this state of:
             117          (A) a felony or class A misdemeanor violation of Section 76-4-401 , enticing a minor;
             118          (B) Section 76-5b-202 , sexual exploitation of a vulnerable adult, on or after May 10,
             119      2011;
             120          (C) a felony violation of Section 76-5-401 , unlawful sexual activity with a minor;
             121          (D) Section 76-5-401.1 , sexual abuse of a minor;
             122          (E) Section 76-5-401.2 , unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 or 17 year old;
             123          (F) Section 76-5-402 , rape;
             124          (G) Section 76-5-402.1 , rape of a child;
             125          (H) Section 76-5-402.2 , object rape;
             126          (I) Section 76-5-402.3 , object rape of a child;
             127          (J) a felony violation of Section 76-5-403 , forcible sodomy;
             128          (K) Section 76-5-403.1 , sodomy on a child;
             129          (L) Section 76-5-404 , forcible sexual abuse;
             130          (M) Section 76-5-404.1 , sexual abuse of a child or aggravated sexual abuse of a child;
             131          (N) Section 76-5-405 , aggravated sexual assault;
             132          (O) Section 76-5-412 , custodial sexual relations, when the person in custody is younger
             133      than 18 years of age, if the offense is committed on or after May 10, 2011;
             134          (P) Section 76-5b-201 , sexual exploitation of a minor;
             135          (Q) Section 76-7-102 , incest;
             136          (R) Subsection 76-9-702 (1), lewdness, if the person has been convicted of the offense
             137      four or more times;
             138          (S) Subsection 76-9-702 (3), sexual battery, if the person has been convicted of the
             139      offense four or more times;
             140          (T) any combination of convictions of Subsection 76-9-702 (1), lewdness, and of
             141      Subsection 76-9-702 (3), sexual battery, that total four or more convictions;


             142          (U) Section 76-9-702.5 , lewdness involving a child;
             143          (V) a felony or class A misdemeanor violation of Section 76-9-702.7 , voyeurism;
             144          (W) Section 76-10-1306 , aggravated exploitation of prostitution; or
             145          (X) attempting, soliciting, or conspiring to commit any felony offense listed in
             146      Subsection (1)[(n)](p)(i);
             147          (ii) who has been convicted of any crime, or an attempt, solicitation, or conspiracy to
             148      commit a crime in another jurisdiction, including any state, federal, or military court that is
             149      substantially equivalent to the offenses listed in Subsection (1)[(n)](p)(i) and who is:
             150          (A) a Utah resident; or
             151          (B) not a Utah resident, but who, in any 12 month period, is in this state for a total of
             152      10 or more days, regardless of whether the offender intends to permanently reside in this state;
             153          (iii) (A) who is required to register as an offender in any other jurisdiction, or who is
             154      required to register as an offender by any state, federal, or military court; and
             155          (B) who, in any 12 month period, is in the state for a total of 10 or more days,
             156      regardless of whether or not the offender intends to permanently reside in this state;
             157          (iv) who is a nonresident regularly employed or working in this state or who is a
             158      student in this state and was convicted of one or more offenses listed in Subsection
             159      (1)[(n)](p)(i), or any substantially equivalent offense in any jurisdiction, or as a result of the
             160      conviction, is required to register in the person's jurisdiction of residence;
             161          (v) who is found not guilty by reason of insanity in this state, or in any other
             162      jurisdiction of one or more offenses listed in Subsection (1)[(n)](p)(i); or
             163          (vi) who is adjudicated delinquent based on one or more offenses listed in Subsection
             164      (1)[(n)](p)(i) and who has been committed to the division for secure confinement and remains
             165      in the division's custody 30 days prior to the person's 21st birthday.
             166          (q) "Traffic offense" does not include a violation of Title 41, Chapter 6a, Part 5,
             167      Driving Under the Influence and Reckless Driving.
             168          [(o)] (r) "Vehicle" means any motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft subject to
             169      registration in any jurisdiction.


             170          (2) The department, to assist in investigating kidnapping and sex-related crimes, and in
             171      apprehending offenders, shall:
             172          (a) develop and operate a system to collect, analyze, maintain, and disseminate
             173      information on offenders and sex and kidnap offenses;
             174          (b) make information listed in Subsection (27) available to the public; and
             175          (c) share information provided by an offender under this section that may not be made
             176      available to the public under Subsection (27), but only:
             177          (i) for the purposes under this Subsection (2); or
             178          (ii) in accordance with Section 63G-2-206 .
             179          (3) Any law enforcement agency shall, in the manner prescribed by the department,
             180      inform the department of:
             181          (a) the receipt of a report or complaint of an offense listed in Subsection (1)[(g)](i) or
             182      [(n)] (p), within three business days; and
             183          (b) the arrest of a person suspected of any of the offenses listed in Subsection
             184      (1)[(g)](i) or [(n)] (p), within five business days.
             185          (4) Upon convicting a person of any of the offenses listed in Subsection (1)[(g)](i) or
             186      [(n)] (p), the convicting court shall within three business days forward a copy of the judgment
             187      and sentence to the department.
             188          (5) An offender in the custody of the department shall be registered by agents of the
             189      department upon:
             190          (a) placement on probation;
             191          (b) commitment to a secure correctional facility operated by or under contract to the
             192      department;
             193          (c) release from confinement to parole status, termination or expiration of sentence, or
             194      escape;
             195          (d) entrance to and release from any community-based residential program operated by
             196      or under contract to the department; or
             197          (e) termination of probation or parole.


             198          (6) An offender who is not in the custody of the department and who is confined in a
             199      correctional facility not operated by or under contract to the department shall be registered with
             200      the department by the sheriff of the county in which the offender is confined, upon:
             201          (a) commitment to the correctional facility; and
             202          (b) release from confinement.
             203          (7) An offender in the custody of the division shall be registered with the department
             204      by the division prior to release from custody.
             205          (8) An offender committed to a state mental hospital shall be registered with the
             206      department by the hospital upon admission and upon discharge.
             207          (9) (a) (i) A municipal or county law enforcement agency shall register an offender
             208      who resides within the agency's jurisdiction and is not under the supervision of the Division of
             209      Adult Probation and Parole within the department.
             210          (ii) In order to conduct offender registration under this section, the agency shall ensure
             211      the agency staff responsible for registration:
             212          (A) has received initial training by the department and has been certified by the
             213      department as qualified and authorized to conduct registrations and enter offender registration
             214      information into the registry database; and
             215          (B) certify annually with the department.
             216          (b) (i) When the department receives offender registration information regarding a
             217      change of an offender's primary residence location, the department shall within five days
             218      electronically notify the law enforcement agencies that have jurisdiction over the area where:
             219          (A) the residence that the offender is leaving is located; and
             220          (B) the residence to which the offender is moving is located.
             221          (ii) The department shall provide notification under this Subsection (9)(b) if the
             222      offender's change of address is between law enforcement agency jurisdictions, or is within one
             223      jurisdiction.
             224          (c) The department shall make available to offenders required to register under this
             225      section the name of the agency, whether it is a local law enforcement agency or the department,


             226      that the offender should contact to register, the location for registering, and the requirements of
             227      registration.
             228          (10) An offender convicted by any other jurisdiction is required to register under
             229      Subsection (1)[(g)](i) or [(n)] (p) and Subsection (12) and shall register with the department
             230      within 10 days of entering the state, regardless of the offender's length of stay.
             231          (11) (a) An offender required to register under Subsection (1)[(g)](i) or [(n)] (p) who is
             232      under supervision by the department shall register with Division of Adult Probation and Parole.
             233          (b) An offender required to register under Subsection (1)[(g)](i) or [(n)] (p) who is no
             234      longer under supervision by the department shall register with the police department or sheriff's
             235      office that has jurisdiction over the area where the offender resides.
             236          (12) (a) Except as provided in Subsections (12)(b), (c), and (d), an offender shall, for
             237      the duration of the sentence and for 10 years after termination of sentence or custody of the
             238      division, register every year during the month of the offender's birth, during the month that is
             239      the sixth month after the offender's birth month, and also within three business days of every
             240      change of the offender's primary residence, any secondary residences, place of employment,
             241      vehicle information, or educational information required to be submitted under Subsection
             242      (14).
             243          (b) Except as provided Subsections (12)(c) and (d), an offender who is convicted in
             244      another jurisdiction of an offense listed in Subsection (1)(g)[(i)](i) or [(n)] (p)(i), a substantially
             245      similar offense, or any other offense that requires registration in the jurisdiction of conviction,
             246      shall:
             247          (i) register for the time period, and in the frequency, required by the jurisdiction where
             248      the offender was convicted if that jurisdiction's registration period or registration frequency
             249      requirement for the offense that the offender was convicted of is greater than the 10 years from
             250      completion of the sentence registration period that is required under Subsection (12)(a), or is
             251      more frequent than every six months; or
             252          (ii) register in accordance with the requirements of Subsection (12)(a), if the
             253      jurisdiction's registration period or frequency requirement for the offense that the offender was


             254      convicted of is less than the registration period required under Subsection (12)(a), or is less
             255      frequent than every six months.
             256          (c) (i) (A) An offender convicted as an adult of any of the offenses listed in Subsection
             257      (12)(c)(ii) shall, for the offender's lifetime, register every year during the month of the
             258      offender's birth, during the month that is the sixth month after the offender's birth month, and
             259      also within three business days of every change of the offender's primary residence, any
             260      secondary residences, place of employment, vehicle information, or educational information
             261      required to be submitted under Subsection (14).
             262          (B) This registration requirement is not subject to exemptions and may not be
             263      terminated or altered during the offender's lifetime.
             264          (ii) Offenses referred to in Subsection (12)(c)(i) are:
             265          (A) any offense listed in Subsection (1)[(g)](i) or [(n)] (p) if, at the time of the
             266      conviction, the offender has previously been convicted of an offense listed in Subsection
             267      (1)[(g)](i) or [(n)] (p) or has previously been required to register as a sex offender for an
             268      offense committed as a juvenile;
             269          (B) a conviction for any of the following offenses, including attempting, soliciting, or
             270      conspiring to commit any felony of:
             271          (I) Section 76-5-301.1 , child kidnapping, except if the offender is a natural parent of
             272      the victim;
             273          (II) Section 76-5-402 , rape;
             274          (III) Section 76-5-402.1 , rape of a child;
             275          (IV) Section 76-5-402.2 , object rape;
             276          (V) Section 76-5-402.3 , object rape of a child;
             277          (VI) Section 76-5-403.1 , sodomy on a child;
             278          (VII) Subsection 76-5-404.1 (4), aggravated sexual abuse of a child; or
             279          (VIII) Section 76-5-405 , aggravated sexual assault;
             280          (C) Section 76-4-401 , a felony violation of enticing a minor over the Internet;
             281          (D) Section 76-5-302 , aggravated kidnapping, except if the offender is a natural parent


             282      of the victim;
             283          (E) Section 76-5-403 , forcible sodomy;
             284          (F) Section 76-5-404.1 , sexual abuse of a child;
             285          (G) Section 76-5b-201 , sexual exploitation of a minor; or
             286          (H) Section 76-10-1306 , aggravated exploitation of prostitution, on or after May 10,
             287      2011.
             288          (d) Notwithstanding Subsections (12)(a), (b), and (c), an offender who is confined in a
             289      secure facility or in a state mental hospital is not required to register during the period of
             290      confinement.
             291          (e) An offender who is required to register under this Subsection (12) shall surrender
             292      the offender's license, certificate, or identification card as required under Subsection
             293      53-3-216 (3) or 53-3-807 (4) and may apply for a license certificate or identification card as
             294      provided under Section 53-3-205 or 53-3-804 .
             295          (f) A sex offender who violates Section 77-27-21.8 while required to register under this
             296      section shall register for an additional five years subsequent to the registration period otherwise
             297      required under this section.
             298          (13) An agency in the state that registers an offender on probation, an offender who has
             299      been released from confinement to parole status or termination, or an offender whose sentence
             300      has expired shall inform the offender of the duty to comply with:
             301          (a) the continuing registration requirements of this section during the period of
             302      registration required in Subsection (12), including:
             303          (i) notification to the state agencies in the states where the registrant presently resides
             304      and plans to reside when moving across state lines;
             305          (ii) verification of address at least every 60 days pursuant to a parole agreement for
             306      lifetime parolees; and
             307          (iii) notification to the out-of-state agency where the offender is living, whether or not
             308      the offender is a resident of that state; and
             309          (b) the driver license certificate or identification card surrender requirement under


             310      Subsection 53-3-216 (3) or 53-3-807 (4) and application provisions under Section 53-3-205 or
             311      53-3-804 .
             312          (14) An offender shall provide the department or the registering entity with the
             313      following information:
             314          (a) all names and aliases by which the offender is or has been known;
             315          (b) the addresses of the offender's primary and secondary residences;
             316          (c) a physical description, including the offender's date of birth, height, weight, eye and
             317      hair color;
             318          (d) the make, model, color, year, plate number, and vehicle identification number of
             319      any vehicle or vehicles the offender owns or regularly drives;
             320          (e) a current photograph of the offender;
             321          (f) a set of fingerprints, if one has not already been provided;
             322          (g) a DNA specimen, taken in accordance with Section 53-10-404 , if one has not
             323      already been provided;
             324          (h) telephone numbers and any other designations used by the offender for routing or
             325      self-identification in telephonic communications from fixed locations or cellular telephones;
             326          (i) Internet identifiers and the addresses the offender uses for routing or
             327      self-identification in Internet communications or postings;
             328          (j) the name and Internet address of all websites on which the offender is registered
             329      using an online identifier, including all online identifiers used to access those websites;
             330          (k) a copy of the offender's passport, if a passport has been issued to the offender;
             331          (l) if the offender is an alien, all documents establishing the offender's immigration
             332      status;
             333          (m) all professional licenses that authorize the offender to engage in an occupation or
             334      carry out a trade or business, including any identifiers, such as numbers;
             335          (n) each educational institution in Utah at which the offender is employed, carries on a
             336      vocation, or is a student, and any change of enrollment or employment status of the offender at
             337      any educational institution;


             338          (o) the name and the address of any place where the offender is employed or will be
             339      employed;
             340          (p) the name and the address of any place where the offender works as a volunteer or
             341      will work as a volunteer; and
             342          (q) the offender's Social Security number.
             343          (15) The department shall:
             344          (a) provide the following additional information when available:
             345          (i) the crimes the offender has been convicted of or adjudicated delinquent for;
             346          (ii) a description of the offender's primary and secondary targets; and
             347          (iii) any other relevant identifying information as determined by the department;
             348          (b) maintain the Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender Notification and Registration
             349      website; and
             350          (c) ensure that the registration information collected regarding an offender's enrollment
             351      or employment at an educational institution is:
             352          (i) (A) promptly made available to any law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction
             353      where the institution is located if the educational institution is an institution of higher
             354      education; or
             355          (B) promptly made available to the district superintendent of the school district where
             356      the offender is enrolled if the educational institution is an institution of primary education; and
             357          (ii) entered into the appropriate state records or data system.
             358          (16) (a) An offender who knowingly fails to register under this section or provides
             359      false or incomplete information is guilty of:
             360          (i) a third degree felony and shall be sentenced to serve a term of incarceration for not
             361      less than 90 days and also at least one year of probation if:
             362          (A) the offender is required to register for a felony conviction or adjudicated delinquent
             363      for what would be a felony if the juvenile were an adult of an offense listed in Subsection
             364      (1)[(g)](i)(i) or [(n)] (p)(i); or
             365          (B) the offender is required to register for the offender's lifetime under Subsection


             366      (12)(c); or
             367          (ii) a class A misdemeanor and shall be sentenced to serve a term of incarceration for
             368      not fewer than 90 days and also at least one year of probation if the offender is required to
             369      register for a misdemeanor conviction or is adjudicated delinquent for what would be a
             370      misdemeanor if the juvenile were an adult of an offense listed in Subsection (1)[(g)](i)(i) or
             371      [(n)] (p)(i).
             372          (b) Neither the court nor the Board of Pardons and Parole may release a person who
             373      violates this section from serving the term required under Subsection (16)(a). This Subsection
             374      (16)(b) supersedes any other provision of the law contrary to this section.
             375          (c) The offender shall register for an additional year for every year in which the
             376      offender does not comply with the registration requirements of this section.
             377          (17) Notwithstanding Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and
             378      Management Act, information under Subsection (15) that is collected and released under
             379      Subsection (27) is public information, unless otherwise restricted under Subsection (2)(c).
             380          (18) (a) If an offender is to be temporarily sent outside a secure facility in which the
             381      offender is confined on any assignment, including, without limitation, firefighting or disaster
             382      control, the official who has custody of the offender shall, within a reasonable time prior to
             383      removal from the secure facility, notify the local law enforcement agencies where the
             384      assignment is to be filled.
             385          (b) This Subsection (18) does not apply to any person temporarily released under guard
             386      from the institution in which the person is confined.
             387          (19) Notwithstanding Title 77, Chapter 40, Utah Expungement Act, a person convicted
             388      of any offense listed in Subsection (1)[(g)](i) or [(n)] (p) is not relieved from the responsibility
             389      to register as required under this section, unless removed from the registry in accordance with
             390      Subsections (32) through (35).
             391          (20) Notwithstanding Section 42-1-1 , an offender:
             392          (a) may not change the offender's name:
             393          (i) while under the jurisdiction of the department; and


             394          (ii) until the registration requirements of this statute have expired; and
             395          (b) may not change the offender's name at any time, if registration is for life under
             396      Subsection (12)(c).
             397          (21) The department may make administrative rules necessary to implement this
             398      section, including:
             399          (a) the method for dissemination of the information; and
             400          (b) instructions to the public regarding the use of the information.
             401          (22) Any information regarding the identity or location of a victim shall be redacted by
             402      the department from information provided under Subsections (14) and (15).
             403          (23) This section does not create or impose any duty on any person to request or obtain
             404      information regarding any offender from the department.
             405          (24) The department shall maintain a Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender Notification
             406      and Registration website on the Internet, which shall contain a disclaimer informing the public:
             407          (a) the information contained on the site is obtained from offenders and the department
             408      does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness;
             409          (b) members of the public are not allowed to use the information to harass or threaten
             410      offenders or members of their families; and
             411          (c) harassment, stalking, or threats against offenders or their families are prohibited and
             412      doing so may violate Utah criminal laws.
             413          (25) The Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender Notification and Registration website
             414      shall be indexed by both the surname of the offender and by postal codes.
             415          (26) The department shall construct the Sex Offender Notification and Registration
             416      website so that users, before accessing registry information, must indicate that they have read
             417      the disclaimer, understand it, and agree to comply with its terms.
             418          (27) The Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender Notification and Registration website
             419      shall include the following registry information:
             420          (a) all names and aliases by which the offender is or has been known, but not including
             421      any online or Internet identifiers;


             422          (b) the addresses of the offender's primary, secondary, and temporary residences;
             423          (c) a physical description, including the offender's date of birth, height, weight, and eye
             424      and hair color;
             425          (d) the make, model, color, year, and plate number of any vehicle or vehicles the
             426      offender owns or regularly drives;
             427          (e) a current photograph of the offender;
             428          (f) a list of all professional licenses that authorize the offender to engage in an
             429      occupation or carry out a trade or business;
             430          (g) each educational institution in Utah at which the offender is employed, carries on a
             431      vocation, or is a student;
             432          (h) a list of places where the offender works as a volunteer; and
             433          (i) the crimes listed in Subsections (1)[(g)](i) and [(n)] (p) that the offender has been
             434      convicted of or for which the offender has been adjudicated delinquent in juvenile court.
             435          (28) The department, its personnel, and any individual or entity acting at the request or
             436      upon the direction of the department are immune from civil liability for damages for good faith
             437      compliance with this section and will be presumed to have acted in good faith by reporting
             438      information.
             439          (29) The department shall redact information that, if disclosed, could reasonably
             440      identify a victim.
             441          (30) (a) Each offender required to register under Subsection (12) shall, in the month of
             442      the offender's birth:
             443          (i) pay to the department an annual fee of $100 each year the offender is subject to the
             444      registration requirements of this section; and
             445          (ii) pay to the registering agency, if it is an agency other than the Department of
             446      Corrections, an annual fee of not more than $25, which may be assessed by that agency for
             447      providing registration.
             448          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (30)(a), an offender who is confined in a secure facility
             449      or in a state mental hospital is not required to pay the annual fee.


             450          (c) The department shall deposit fees under this Subsection (30) in the General Fund as
             451      a dedicated credit, to be used by the department for maintaining the offender registry under this
             452      section and monitoring offender registration compliance, including the costs of:
             453          (i) data entry;
             454          (ii) processing registration packets;
             455          (iii) updating registry information;
             456          (iv) ensuring offender compliance with registration requirements under this section;
             457      and
             458          (v) apprehending offenders who are in violation of the offender registration
             459      requirements under this section.
             460          (31) Notwithstanding Subsections (2)(c) and (14)(i) and (j), an offender is not required
             461      to provide the department with:
             462          (a) the offender's online identifier and password used exclusively for the offender's
             463      employment on equipment provided by an employer and used to access the employer's private
             464      network; or
             465          (b) online identifiers for the offender's financial accounts, including any bank,
             466      retirement, or investment accounts.
             467          (32) An offender may petition the court of conviction for the offense requiring
             468      registration for an order removing the offender from the Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender
             469      Registry if:
             470          (a) the offender was convicted of:
             471          (i) Section 76-5-401 , unlawful sexual activity with a minor and at the time of the
             472      offense was not more than 10 years older than the victim;
             473          (ii) Section 76-5-401.2 , unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 or 17 year old and at the
             474      time of the offense was not more than 15 years older than the victim; or
             475          (iii) any offense substantially equivalent to an offense listed in Subsection (32)(a)(i) or
             476      (ii) and is required to register under Subsection (1)(p)(ii) or (iv);
             477          (b) five years have passed since the completion of the offender's sentence;


             478          (c) the offender has successfully completed all treatment ordered by the court or the
             479      Board of Pardons and Parole;
             480          (d) the offender has not been convicted of a crime, excluding traffic offenses, as
             481      evidenced by a certificate of eligibility issued by the bureau;
             482          (e) the offender has paid all restitution ordered by the court;
             483          (f) the offender has complied with all the registration requirements of this section; and
             484          (g) the office that prosecuted the offender, and the victim, or if the victim is still a
             485      minor, the victim's parent, are notified and provided with an opportunity to respond in
             486      accordance with Subsection (34).
             487          (33) (a) (i) An offender seeking removal from the Sex Offender or Kidnap Offender
             488      Registry shall apply for a certificate of eligibility from the bureau.
             489          (ii) An offender who intentionally or knowingly provides any false or misleading
             490      information to the bureau when applying for a certificate of eligibility is guilty of a class B
             491      misdemeanor and subject to prosecution under Section 76-8-504.6 .
             492          (iii) Regardless of whether the offender is prosecuted, the bureau may deny a certificate
             493      of eligibility to anyone providing false information on an application.
             494          (b) (i) The bureau shall perform a check of records of governmental agencies,
             495      including national criminal databases, to determine whether an offender is eligible to receive a
             496      certificate of eligibility under this Section.
             497          (ii) If the offender meets all of the criteria under Subsections (32)(b) and (d), the
             498      bureau shall issue a certificate of eligibility to the offender which shall be valid for a period of
             499      90 days from the date the certificate is issued.
             500          (c) (i) The bureau shall charge an application fee of $193 for a certificate of eligibility.
             501      This fee shall expire on June 30, 2013 and be reset in accordance with the process in Section
             502      63J-1-504 .
             503          (ii) The fee shall be paid at the time the offender submits an application for a certificate
             504      of eligibility to the bureau.
             505          (iii) If the bureau determines that the issuance of a certificate of eligibility is


             506      appropriate, the offender will be issued a certificate of eligibility at no additional charge.
             507          (d) Funds generated under this Subsection (33) shall be deposited in the General Fund
             508      as a dedicated credit by the department to cover the costs incurred in determining eligibility.
             509          (34) (a) The offender shall file the petition, original information, and court docket with
             510      the court, and deliver a copy of the petition to the office of the prosecuting attorney.
             511          (i) Upon receipt of a petition for removal from the Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender
             512      Registry, the prosecuting attorney shall provide notice of the petition by first-class mail to the
             513      victim at the most recent address of record on file or, if the victim is still a minor, to the parents
             514      of the victim.
             515          (ii) The notice shall include a copy of the petition, state that the victim has a right to
             516      object to the removal, and provide instructions for registering an objection with the court.
             517          (b) The prosecuting attorney shall provide the following, if available, to the court
             518      within 30 days after receiving the petition:
             519          (i) presentencing report;
             520          (ii) any evaluation done as part of sentencing; and
             521          (iii) any other information the prosecutor feels the court should consider.
             522          (c) The victim may respond to the petition by filing a recommendation or objection
             523      with the court within 30 days after the mailing of the petition.
             524          (35) The court shall review all documents submitted with the petition, and shall hold a
             525      hearing if requested by the prosecutor or the victim. The court shall consider whether the
             526      offender has paid all restitution ordered by the court or the Board of Pardons. If the court
             527      determines that it is not contrary to the interests of the public to do so, it may grant the petition
             528      and order removal. If the court grants the petition, it shall forward a copy of the order to the
             529      department and the prosecutor's office.
             530          (36) The prosecutor's office shall notify the victim of the court's decision in the same
             531      manner as notification was provided in Subsection (34).
             532          Section 2. Section 78A-2-301 is amended to read:
             533           78A-2-301. Civil fees of the courts of record -- Courts complex design.


             534          (1) (a) The fee for filing any civil complaint or petition invoking the jurisdiction of a
             535      court of record not governed by another subsection is $360.
             536          (b) The fee for filing a complaint or petition is:
             537          (i) $75 if the claim for damages or amount in interpleader exclusive of court costs,
             538      interest, and attorney fees is $2,000 or less;
             539          (ii) $185 if the claim for damages or amount in interpleader exclusive of court costs,
             540      interest, and attorney fees is greater than $2,000 and less than $10,000;
             541          (iii) $360 if the claim for damages or amount in interpleader is $10,000 or more;
             542          (iv) $310 if the petition is filed under Title 30, Chapter 3, Divorce, or Title 30, Chapter
             543      4, Separate Maintenance; [and]
             544          (v) $35 for a motion for temporary separation order filed under Section 30-3-4.5 [.]; and
             545          (vi) $125 if the petition is for removal from the Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender
             546      Registry under Subsection 77-27-21.5 (32).
             547          (c) The fee for filing a small claims affidavit is:
             548          (i) $60 if the claim for damages or amount in interpleader exclusive of court costs,
             549      interest, and attorney fees is $2,000 or less;
             550          (ii) $100 if the claim for damages or amount in interpleader exclusive of court costs,
             551      interest, and attorney fees is greater than $2,000, but less than $7,500; and
             552          (iii) $185 if the claim for damages or amount in interpleader exclusive of court costs,
             553      interest, and attorney fees is $7,500 or more.
             554          (d) The fee for filing a counter claim, cross claim, complaint in intervention, third party
             555      complaint, or other claim for relief against an existing or joined party other than the original
             556      complaint or petition is:
             557          (i) $55 if the claim for relief exclusive of court costs, interest, and attorney fees is
             558      $2,000 or less;
             559          (ii) $150 if the claim for relief exclusive of court costs, interest, and attorney fees is
             560      greater than $2,000 and less than $10,000;
             561          (iii) $155 if the original petition is filed under Subsection (1)(a), the claim for relief is


             562      $10,000 or more, or the party seeks relief other than monetary damages; and
             563          (iv) $115 if the original petition is filed under Title 30, Chapter 3, Divorce, or Title 30,
             564      Chapter 4, Separate Maintenance.
             565          (e) The fee for filing a small claims counter affidavit is:
             566          (i) $50 if the claim for relief exclusive of court costs, interest, and attorney fees is
             567      $2,000 or less;
             568          (ii) $70 if the claim for relief exclusive of court costs, interest, and attorney fees is
             569      greater than $2,000, but less than $7,500; and
             570          (iii) $120 if the claim for relief exclusive of court costs, interest, and attorney fees is
             571      $7,500 or more.
             572          (f) The fee for depositing funds under Section 57-1-29 when not associated with an
             573      action already before the court is determined under Subsection (1)(b) based on the amount
             574      deposited.
             575          (g) The fee for filing a petition is:
             576          (i) $225 for trial de novo of an adjudication of the justice court or of the small claims
             577      department; and
             578          (ii) $65 for an appeal of a municipal administrative determination in accordance with
             579      Section 10-3-703.7 .
             580          (h) The fee for filing a notice of appeal, petition for appeal of an interlocutory order, or
             581      petition for writ of certiorari is $225.
             582          (i) The fee for filing a petition for expungement is $135.
             583          (j) (i) Fifteen dollars of the fees established by Subsections (1)(a) through (i) shall be
             584      allocated to and between the Judges' Contributory Retirement Trust Fund and the Judges'
             585      Noncontributory Retirement Trust Fund, as provided in Title 49, Chapter 17, Judges'
             586      Contributory Retirement Act, and Title 49, Chapter 18, Judges' Noncontributory Retirement
             587      Act.
             588          (ii) Four dollars of the fees established by Subsections (1)(a) through (i) shall be
             589      allocated by the state treasurer to be deposited in the restricted account, Children's Legal


             590      Defense Account, as provided in Section 51-9-408 .
             591          (iii) Three dollars of the fees established under Subsections (1)(a) through (e), (1)(g),
             592      and (1)(s) shall be allocated to and deposited with the Dispute Resolution Account as provided
             593      in Section 78B-6-209 .
             594          (iv) Fifteen dollars of the fees established by Subsections (1)(a), (1)(b)(iii) and (iv),
             595      (1)(d)(iii) and (iv), (1)(g)(ii), (1)(h), and (1)(i) shall be allocated by the state treasurer to be
             596      deposited in the restricted account, Court Security Account, as provided in Section 78A-2-602 .
             597          (v) Five dollars of the fees established by Subsections (1)(b)(i) and (ii), (1)(d)(ii) and
             598      (1)(g)(i) shall be allocated by the state treasurer to be deposited in the restricted account, Court
             599      Security Account, as provided in Section 78A-2-602 .
             600          (k) The fee for filing a judgment, order, or decree of a court of another state or of the
             601      United States is $35.
             602          (l) The fee for filing a renewal of judgment in accordance with Section 78B-6-1801 is
             603      50% of the fee for filing an original action seeking the same relief.
             604          (m) The fee for filing probate or child custody documents from another state is $35.
             605          (n) (i) The fee for filing an abstract or transcript of judgment, order, or decree of the
             606      Utah State Tax Commission is $30.
             607          (ii) The fee for filing an abstract or transcript of judgment of a court of law of this state
             608      or a judgment, order, or decree of an administrative agency, commission, board, council, or
             609      hearing officer of this state or of its political subdivisions other than the Utah State Tax
             610      Commission, is $50.
             611          (o) The fee for filing a judgment by confession without action under Section
             612      78B-5-205 is $35.
             613          (p) The fee for filing an award of arbitration for confirmation, modification, or
             614      vacation under Title 78B, Chapter 11, Utah Uniform Arbitration Act, that is not part of an
             615      action before the court is $35.
             616          (q) The fee for filing a petition or counter-petition to modify a decree of divorce is
             617      $100.


             618          (r) The fee for filing any accounting required by law is:
             619          (i) $15 for an estate valued at $50,000 or less;
             620          (ii) $30 for an estate valued at $75,000 or less but more than $50,000;
             621          (iii) $50 for an estate valued at $112,000 or less but more than $75,000;
             622          (iv) $90 for an estate valued at $168,000 or less but more than $112,000; and
             623          (v) $175 for an estate valued at more than $168,000.
             624          (s) The fee for filing a demand for a civil jury is $250.
             625          (t) The fee for filing a notice of deposition in this state concerning an action pending in
             626      another state under Utah Rule of Civil Procedure 26 is $35.
             627          (u) The fee for filing documents that require judicial approval but are not part of an
             628      action before the court is $35.
             629          (v) The fee for a petition to open a sealed record is $35.
             630          (w) The fee for a writ of replevin, attachment, execution, or garnishment is $50 in
             631      addition to any fee for a complaint or petition.
             632          (x) (i) The fee for a petition for authorization for a minor to marry required by Section
             633      30-1-9 is $5.
             634          (ii) The fee for a petition for emancipation of a minor provided in Title 78A, Chapter 6,
             635      Part 8, Emancipation, is $50.
             636          (y) The fee for a certificate issued under Section 26-2-25 is $8.
             637          (z) The fee for a certified copy of a document is $4 per document plus 50 cents per
             638      page.
             639          (aa) The fee for an exemplified copy of a document is $6 per document plus 50 cents
             640      per page.
             641          (bb) The Judicial Council shall by rule establish a schedule of fees for copies of
             642      documents and forms and for the search and retrieval of records under Title 63G, Chapter 2,
             643      Government Records Access and Management Act. Fees under this Subsection (1)(bb) shall
             644      be credited to the court as a reimbursement of expenditures.
             645          (cc) There is no fee for services or the filing of documents not listed in this section or


             646      otherwise provided by law.
             647          (dd) Except as provided in this section, all fees collected under this section are paid to
             648      the General Fund. Except as provided in this section, all fees shall be paid at the time the clerk
             649      accepts the pleading for filing or performs the requested service.
             650          (ee) The filing fees under this section may not be charged to the state, its agencies, or
             651      political subdivisions filing or defending any action. In judgments awarded in favor of the
             652      state, its agencies, or political subdivisions, except the Office of Recovery Services, the court
             653      shall order the filing fees and collection costs to be paid by the judgment debtor. The sums
             654      collected under this Subsection (1)(ee) shall be applied to the fees after credit to the judgment,
             655      order, fine, tax, lien, or other penalty and costs permitted by law.
             656          (2) (a) (i) From March 17, 1994 until June 30, 1998, the administrator of the courts
             657      shall transfer all revenues representing the difference between the fees in effect after May 2,
             658      1994, and the fees in effect before February 1, 1994, as dedicated credits to the Division of
             659      Facilities Construction and Management Capital Projects Fund.
             660          (ii) (A) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(a)(ii)(B), the Division of Facilities
             661      Construction and Management shall use up to $3,750,000 of the revenue deposited in the
             662      Capital Projects Fund under this Subsection (2)(a) to design and take other actions necessary to
             663      initiate the development of a courts complex in Salt Lake City.
             664          (B) If the Legislature approves funding for construction of a courts complex in Salt
             665      Lake City in the 1995 Annual General Session, the Division of Facilities Construction and
             666      Management shall use the revenue deposited in the Capital Projects Fund under this Subsection
             667      (2)(a)(ii) to construct a courts complex in Salt Lake City.
             668          (C) After the courts complex is completed and all bills connected with its construction
             669      have been paid, the Division of Facilities Construction and Management shall use any money
             670      remaining in the Capital Projects Fund under this Subsection (2)(a)(ii) to fund the Vernal
             671      District Court building.
             672          (iii) The Division of Facilities Construction and Management may enter into
             673      agreements and make expenditures related to this project before the receipt of revenues


             674      provided for under this Subsection (2)(a)(iii).
             675          (iv) The Division of Facilities Construction and Management shall:
             676          (A) make those expenditures from unexpended and unencumbered building funds
             677      already appropriated to the Capital Projects Fund; and
             678          (B) reimburse the Capital Projects Fund upon receipt of the revenues provided for
             679      under this Subsection (2).
             680          (b) After June 30, 1998, the administrator of the courts shall ensure that all revenues
             681      representing the difference between the fees in effect after May 2, 1994, and the fees in effect
             682      before February 1, 1994, are transferred to the Division of Finance for deposit in the restricted
             683      account.
             684          (c) The Division of Finance shall deposit all revenues received from the court
             685      administrator into the restricted account created by this section.
             686          (d) (i) From May 1, 1995 until June 30, 1998, the administrator of the courts shall
             687      transfer $7 of the amount of a fine or bail forfeiture paid for a violation of Title 41, Motor
             688      Vehicles, in a court of record to the Division of Facilities Construction and Management
             689      Capital Projects Fund. The division of money pursuant to Section 78A-5-110 shall be
             690      calculated on the balance of the fine or bail forfeiture paid.
             691          (ii) After June 30, 1998, the administrator of the courts or a municipality shall transfer
             692      $7 of the amount of a fine or bail forfeiture paid for a violation of Title 41, Motor Vehicles, in
             693      a court of record to the Division of Finance for deposit in the restricted account created by this
             694      section. The division of money pursuant to Section 78A-5-110 shall be calculated on the
             695      balance of the fine or bail forfeiture paid.
             696          (3) (a) There is created within the General Fund a restricted account known as the State
             697      Courts Complex Account.
             698          (b) The Legislature may appropriate money from the restricted account to the
             699      administrator of the courts for the following purposes only:
             700          (i) to repay costs associated with the construction of the court complex that were
             701      funded from sources other than revenues provided for under this Subsection (3)(b)(i); and


             702          (ii) to cover operations and maintenance costs on the court complex.
             703          Section 3. Coordinating H.B. 13 with H.B. 17 -- Technical and substantive
             704      amendments.
             705          If this H.B. 13 and H.B. 17, Sex Offender Registry Chapter, both pass and become law,
             706      the Legislature intends that:
             707          (1) Subsections 77-27-21.5 (1)(a), (c), and (q) in this bill be merged alphabetically into
             708      Section 77-41-102 in H.B. 17, renumber the subsections, and change the internal cross
             709      references accordingly;
             710          (2) Subsection 77-41-109 (2) in H.B. 17 be amended to read:
             711          "(2) Notwithstanding Title 77, Chapter 40, Utah Expungement Act, a person convicted
             712      of any offense listed in Subsection 77-41-102 (7) or (14) is not relieved from the responsibility
             713      to register as required under this section, unless the offender is removed from the registry under
             714      Section 77-41-112 .";
             715          (3) Subsections 77-27-21.5 (32) through (36) in this bill be created as a new Section
             716      77-41-112 , renumber the subsections, and change the internal cross references accordingly; and
             717          (4) the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel make these changes when
             718      preparing the Utah Code database for publication.
             719          Section 4. Coordination Clause -- Coordinating H.B. 13, H.B. 17, and H.B. 18 --
             720      Merging technical amendments -- Creating new Section.
             721          If this H.B. 13, H.B. 17, Sex Offender Registry, and H.B. 18, Kidnapping Offender
             722      Amendments, all pass and become law, the Legislature intends that:
             723          (1) Subsection (3) of Section 3, Coordination clause with H.B. 13 and H.B. 17 not take
             724      effect;
             725          (2) Subsections 77-27-21.5 (32) through (36) in this H.B. 13 be merged with
             726      Subsections 77-27-21.5 (32) through (35) in H.B. 18 to create the following new Section
             727      77-41-112 :
             728          "77-41-112. Removal from Registry -- Requirements -- Procedure.
             729          (1) An offender may petition the court where the offender was convicted of the offense


             730      requiring registration for an order removing the offender from the Sex Offender and Kidnap
             731      Offender Registry if:
             732          (a) the offender was convicted of violating:
             733          (i) Section 76-5-301 , Kidnapping, and the conviction of violating Section 76-5-301 is
             734      the only conviction for which the offender is required to register;
             735          (ii) Section 76-5-304 , Unlawful Detention, and the conviction of violating Section
             736      76-5-304 is the only conviction for which the offender is required to register;
             737          (iii) Section 76-5-401 , unlawful sexual activity with a minor and, at the time of the
             738      offense, was not more than 10 years older than the victim; or
             739          (iv) Section 76-5-401.2 , unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 or 17 year old, and at the
             740      time of the offense, was not more than 10 years older than the victim;
             741          (b) five years have passed since the completion of the offender's sentence;
             742          (c) the offender has successfully completed all treatment ordered by the court or the
             743      Board of Pardons and Parole relating to the conviction;
             744          (d) (i) the offender has not been convicted of any other crime, excluding traffic
             745      offenses, as evidenced by a certificate of eligibility issued by the bureau;
             746          (ii) as used in this Section, "traffic offense" does not include a violation of Title 41,
             747      Chapter 6a, Part 5, Driving Under The Influence And Reckless Driving;
             748          (e) the offender has paid all restitution ordered by the court;
             749          (f) the offender has complied with all the registration requirements at all times as
             750      required in this chapter, as evidenced by a document obtained by the offender from the Utah
             751      Department of Corrections, which confirms compliance; and
             752          (g) the office that prosecuted the offender, and the victim, or if the victim is still a
             753      minor, the victim's parent, are notified and provided with an opportunity to respond in
             754      accordance with Subsection (3)(a).
             755          (2) (a) (i) An offender seeking removal from the Sex Offender or Kidnap Offender
             756      Registry shall apply for a certificate of eligibility from the bureau.
             757          (ii) An offender who intentionally or knowingly provides any false or misleading


             758      information to the bureau when applying for a certificate of eligibility is guilty of a class B
             759      misdemeanor and subject to prosecution under Section 76-8-504.6 .
             760          (iii) Regardless of whether the offender is prosecuted, the bureau may deny a certificate
             761      of eligibility to anyone providing false information on an application.
             762          (b) (i) The bureau shall perform a check of records of governmental agencies,
             763      including national criminal databases, to determine whether an offender is eligible to receive a
             764      certificate of eligibility under this section.
             765          (ii) If the offender meets all of the criteria under Subsections (1)(b) and (d), the bureau
             766      shall issue a certificate of eligibility to the offender which shall be valid for a period of 90 days
             767      from the date the certificate is issued.
             768          (c) (i) The bureau shall charge application and issuance fees for a certificate of
             769      eligibility in accordance with the process in Section 63J-1-504 .
             770          (ii) The application fee shall be paid at the time the offender submits an application for
             771      a certificate of eligibility to the bureau.
             772          (iii) If the bureau determines that the issuance of a certificate of eligibility is
             773      appropriate, the offender will be charged an additional fee for the issuance of a certificate of
             774      eligibility.
             775          (d) Funds generated under this Subsection (2) shall be deposited in the General Fund as
             776      a dedicated credit by the department to cover the costs incurred in determining eligibility.
             777          (3) (a) The offender shall file the petition, original information, and court docket with
             778      the court, and deliver a copy of the petition to the office of the prosecutor.
             779          (i) Upon receipt of a petition for removal from the Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender
             780      Registry, the office of the prosecutor shall provide notice of the petition by first-class mail to
             781      the victim at the most recent address of record on file or, if the victim is still a minor, to the
             782      parent or guardian of the victim.
             783          (ii) The notice shall include a copy of the petition, state that the victim has a right to
             784      object to the removal of the offender from the registry, and provide instructions for registering
             785      an objection with the court.


             786          (b) The office of the prosecutor shall provide the following, if available, to the court
             787      within 30 days after receiving the petition:
             788          (i) presentencing report;
             789          (ii) any evaluation done as part of sentencing; and
             790          (iii) any other information the office of the prosecutor feels the court should consider.
             791          (c) The victim, or the victim's parent or guardian if the victim is a minor, may respond
             792      to the petition by filing a recommendation or objection with the court within 45 days after the
             793      mailing of the petition to the victim.
             794          (4) (a) The court shall:
             795          (i) review the petition and all documents submitted with the petition; and
             796          (ii) hold a hearing if requested by the prosecutor or the victim.
             797          (b) The court shall consider whether the offender has paid all restitution ordered by the
             798      court or the Board of Pardons.
             799          (c) If the court determines that it is not contrary to the interests of the public to do so, it
             800      may grant the petition and order removal of the offender from the registry.
             801          (d) If the court grants the petition, it shall forward a copy of the order directing removal
             802      of the offender from the registry to the department and the office of the prosecutor.
             803          (5) The office of the prosecutor shall notify the victim of the court's decision in the
             804      same manner as notification was provided in Subsection (3)(a).";
             805          (3) change the internal cross references accordingly; and
             806          (4) the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel make these changes when
             807      preparing the Utah Code database for publication.


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