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H.B. 52 Enrolled
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends the Profits From Crime Memorabilia Act to include any profits
10 received from criminal activity.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . changes the Profits From Crime Memorabilia Act to allow the state to receive any
14 profit derived from criminal activity;
15 . defines "convicted person";
16 . requires any entity or person who contracts with a convicted person to remit to the
17 Crime Victims Reparations Fund any funds owed to the convicted person by virtue
18 of a contract with the convicted person; and
19 . provides that the Utah Office for Victims of Crime shall pay:
20 . any victim restitution still owed out of the profit; and
21 . if no restitution is still owed, or after all restitution is paid, the remainder into
22 the Crime Victim Reparations Fund.
23 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
25 Other Special Clauses:
27 Utah Code Sections Affected:
29 77-38-301, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
30 77-38-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 366
31 77-38-303, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
33 77-18-8.3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 366
34 77-18-8.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 366
36 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
37 Section 1. Section 77-38-301 is amended to read:
39 77-38-301. Title.
40 This part is known as the "Profits from [
41 Activity Act."
42 Section 2. Section 77-38-302 is amended to read:
43 77-38-302. Definitions.
44 As used in this part:
45 (1) "Convicted person" means a person who has been convicted of a crime.
47 trial or plea, including a plea of no contest, nolo contendere, a finding of not guilty due to
48 insanity, or not guilty but having a mental illness regardless of whether the sentence was
49 imposed or suspended.
51 51-9-404 .
54 which is enhanced by the notoriety gained from the [
55 person was convicted.
56 (5) "Notoriety of crimes contract" means a contract or other agreement with a
57 convicted person, or a representative or assignee of a convicted person, with respect to:
58 (a) the reenactment of a crime in any manner including a movie, book, magazine
59 article, internet website, recording, phonograph record, radio or television presentation, or live
60 entertainment of any kind;
61 (b) the expression of the convicted person's thoughts, feelings, opinions, or emotions
62 regarding a crime involving or causing personal injury, death, or property loss as a direct result
63 of the crime; or
64 (c) the payment or exchange of any money or other consideration or the proceeds or
65 profits that directly or indirectly result from the notoriety of the crime.
66 (6) "Office" means the Utah Office for Victims of Crime.
68 (a) over and above the fair market value of [
69 the sale or transfer of memorabilia[
70 (b) any money, negotiable instruments, securities, or other consideration received or
71 contracted for gain which is traceable to a notoriety of crimes contract.
72 Section 3. Section 77-38-303 is amended to read:
73 77-38-303. Profit from sale of memorabilia or notoriety of crimes contract --
74 Deposit in Crime Victim Reparations Fund -- Penalty.
75 (1) Any [
76 who receives a profit from the sale or transfer of memorabilia shall remit to the fund:
77 (a) a complete, itemized accounting of the transaction, including:
78 (i) a description of each item sold;
79 (ii) the amount received for each item;
80 (iii) the estimated fair market value of each item; and
81 (iv) the name and address of the purchaser of each item; and
82 (b) a check or money order for the amount of the profit, which shall be the difference
83 between the amount received for the item and the estimated fair market value of the item.
84 (2) Any person who willfully violates Subsection (1) may be assessed a civil penalty of
85 up to $1,000 per item sold or transferred or three times the amount of the unremitted profit,
86 whichever is greater.
87 (3) (a) Any person or entity who enters into a notoriety of crime contract with a
88 convicted person or with a representative or assignee of a convicted person shall pay to the
89 fund any profit which by the terms of the contract would otherwise be owing to the convicted
90 person or representative or assignee of the convicted person.
91 (b) A convicted person or a representative or assignee of a convicted person who has
92 received any profit from a notoriety of crime contract shall remit the profit to the fund. Any
93 future profit which, by the terms of the contract, would otherwise be owing to the convicted
94 person or a representative or assignee of a convicted person shall be paid to the fund as
95 required under Subsection (3)(a).
96 (4) Upon receipt of monies under Subsection (3), the office shall distribute the amounts
97 to the victim of the crime from which the profits are derived if any restitution remains
98 outstanding. If no restitution is outstanding, the monies shall be deposited into the fund.
99 (5) (a) Any person or entity who willfully violates Subsection (3) may be assessed a
100 civil penalty of up to $1,000,000.00, or up to three times the total value of the original notoriety
101 of crime contract, whichever is greater.
102 (b) Any civil penalty ordered under this Subsection shall be paid to the fund.
103 (6) The prosecuting agency or the attorney general may bring an action to enforce the
104 provisions of this chapter in the court of conviction.
105 (7) A court shall enter an order to remit funds as provided in this chapter if it finds by a
106 preponderance of the evidence any violation of Subsection (1) or (3).
107 Section 4. Repealer.
108 This bill repeals:
109 Section 77-18-8.3, Special condition of sentence during incarceration -- Penalty.
110 Section 77-18-8.5, Special condition of probation -- Penalty.
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