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H.B. 252





Chief Sponsor: Richard A. Greenwood

Senate Sponsor: Daniel W. Thatcher

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Public Safety Code regarding certification as a peace officer.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    requires that an applicant for peace officer certification who requests a waiver of the
             13      peace officer training course must be able to lawfully possess a firearm, in addition
             14      to complying with the current waiver requirements.
             15      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          53-6-206, as repealed and reenacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 58
             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 53-6-206 is amended to read:
             25           53-6-206. Waiver of training course requirement.
             26          (1) The director may waive the required basic peace officer training course and certify
             27      an applicant who:

             28          (a) provides proof that the applicant meets the requirements under Section 53-6-203
             29      relating to qualifications for admission to the training course;
             30          (b) provides proof that the applicant has completed a basic peace officer training
             31      program that, in the director's judgment, is equivalent to the course required for certification
             32      under this part;
             33          (c) passes the certification examination; [and]
             34          (d) passes a physical fitness test[.]; and
             35          (e) is not restricted from possessing a firearm under Section 76-10-503 or federal law.
             36          (2) A waiver applicant may not exercise peace officer authority until all waiver process
             37      requirements have been met and the applicant has been certified.
             38          (3) If an applicant fails the examination under Subsection (1)(c), the director may not
             39      waive the required basic peace officer training course and the applicant shall comply with all of
             40      the requirements in Subsection 53-6-205 (1) to be certified as a peace officer in Utah.

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    as of 12-27-11 1:17 PM

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