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S.B. 92

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE LICENSE RELATED

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AMENDMENTS

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2012 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Karen Mayne

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House Sponsor: ____________

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies provisions related to occupational and professional licensing by the
             11      Department of Commerce.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    modifies definitions;
             15          .    adds to the information certain applicants are required to provide to obtain a
             16      construction trade license;
             17          .    modifies ownership status reporting requirements;
             18          .    addresses audits of the ownership status reports;
             19          .    adds to information certain unincorporated entities are required to provide regarding
             20      owners;
             21          .    modifies powers of the division if an owner fails to demonstrate financial
             22      responsibility;
             23          .    modifies what constitutes unprofessional conduct;
             24          .    clarifies language regarding the Department of Commerce receiving driver license
             25      and identification card information; and
             26          .    makes technical and conforming amendments.
             27      Money Appropriated in this Bill:


             28          None
             29      Other Special Clauses:
             30          None
             31      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             32      AMENDS:
             33          58-55-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapters 14 and 413
             34          58-55-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 413
             35          58-55-306, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 413
             36          58-55-502, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapters 170 and 413
             37          63G-12-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 413 and renumbered and
             38      amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 18
             39     
             40      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             41          Section 1. Section 58-55-102 is amended to read:
             42           58-55-102. Definitions.
             43          In addition to the definitions in Section 58-1-102 , as used in this chapter:
             44          (1) (a) "Alarm business or company" means a person engaged in the sale, installation,
             45      maintenance, alteration, repair, replacement, servicing, or monitoring of an alarm system,
             46      except as provided in Subsection (1)(b).
             47          (b) "Alarm business or company" does not include:
             48          (i) a person engaged in the manufacture and sale of alarm systems when that person is
             49      not engaged in the installation, maintenance, alteration, repair, replacement, servicing, or
             50      monitoring of alarm systems, and the manufacture or sale occurs only at a place of business
             51      established by the person engaged in the manufacture or sale and does not involve site visits at
             52      the place or intended place of installation of an alarm system; or
             53          (ii) an owner of an alarm system, or an employee of the owner of an alarm system who
             54      is engaged in installation, maintenance, alteration, repair, replacement, servicing, or monitoring
             55      of the alarm system owned by that owner.
             56          (2) "Alarm company agent" means any individual employed within this state by a
             57      person engaged in the alarm business.
             58          (3) "Alarm system" means equipment and devices assembled for the purpose of:


             59          (a) detecting and signaling unauthorized intrusion or entry into or onto certain
             60      premises; or
             61          (b) signaling a robbery or attempted robbery on protected premises.
             62          (4) "Apprentice electrician" means a person licensed under this chapter as an
             63      apprentice electrician who is learning the electrical trade under the immediate supervision of a
             64      master electrician, residential master electrician, a journeyman electrician, or a residential
             65      journeyman electrician.
             66          (5) "Apprentice plumber" means a person licensed under this chapter as an apprentice
             67      plumber who is learning the plumbing trade under the immediate supervision of a master
             68      plumber, residential master plumber, journeyman plumber, or a residential journeyman
             69      plumber.
             70          (6) "Approved continuing education" means instruction provided through courses
             71      under a program established under Subsection 58-55-302.5 (2).
             72          (7) "Board" means the Electrician Licensing Board, Alarm System Security and
             73      Licensing Board, or Plumbers Licensing Board created in Section 58-55-201 .
             74          (8) "Combustion system" means an assembly consisting of:
             75          (a) piping and components with a means for conveying, either continuously or
             76      intermittently, natural gas from the outlet of the natural gas provider's meter to the burner of the
             77      appliance;
             78          (b) the electric control and combustion air supply and venting systems, including air
             79      ducts; and
             80          (c) components intended to achieve control of quantity, flow, and pressure.
             81          (9) "Commission" means the Construction Services Commission created under Section
             82      58-55-103 .
             83          (10) "Construction trade" means any trade or occupation involving:
             84          (a) (i) construction, alteration, remodeling, repairing, wrecking or demolition, addition
             85      to, or improvement of any building, highway, road, railroad, dam, bridge, structure, excavation
             86      or other project, development, or improvement to other than personal property; and
             87          (ii) constructing, remodeling, or repairing a manufactured home or mobile home as
             88      defined in Section 15A-1-302 ; or
             89          (b) installation or repair of a residential or commercial natural gas appliance or


             90      combustion system.
             91          (11) "Construction trades instructor" means a person licensed under this chapter to
             92      teach one or more construction trades in both a classroom and project environment, where a
             93      project is intended for sale to or use by the public and is completed under the direction of the
             94      instructor, who has no economic interest in the project.
             95          (12) (a) "Contractor" means any person who for compensation other than wages as an
             96      employee undertakes any work in the construction, plumbing, or electrical trade for which
             97      licensure is required under this chapter and includes:
             98          (i) a person who builds any structure on the person's own property for the purpose of
             99      sale or who builds any structure intended for public use on the person's own property;
             100          (ii) any person who represents that the person is a contractor by advertising or any
             101      other means;
             102          (iii) any person engaged as a maintenance person, other than an employee, who
             103      regularly engages in activities set forth under the definition of "construction trade";
             104          (iv) any person engaged in any construction trade for which licensure is required under
             105      this chapter; or
             106          (v) a construction manager who performs management and counseling services on a
             107      construction project for a fee.
             108          (b) "Contractor" does not include an alarm company or alarm company agent.
             109          (13) (a) "Electrical trade" means the performance of any electrical work involved in the
             110      installation, construction, alteration, change, repair, removal, or maintenance of facilities,
             111      buildings, or appendages or appurtenances.
             112          (b) "Electrical trade" does not include:
             113          (i) transporting or handling electrical materials;
             114          (ii) preparing clearance for raceways for wiring; or
             115          (iii) work commonly done by unskilled labor on any installations under the exclusive
             116      control of electrical utilities.
             117          (c) For purposes of Subsection (13)(b):
             118          (i) no more than one unlicensed person may be so employed unless more than five
             119      licensed electricians are employed by the shop; and
             120          (ii) a shop may not employ unlicensed persons in excess of the five-to-one ratio


             121      permitted by this Subsection (13)(c).
             122          (14) "Elevator" has the same meaning as defined in Section 34A-7-202 , except that for
             123      purposes of this chapter it does not mean a stair chair, a vertical platform lift, or an incline
             124      platform lift.
             125          (15) "Elevator contractor" means a sole proprietor, firm, or corporation licensed under
             126      this chapter that is engaged in the business of erecting, constructing, installing, altering,
             127      servicing, repairing, or maintaining an elevator.
             128          (16) "Elevator mechanic" means an individual who is licensed under this chapter as an
             129      elevator mechanic and who is engaged in erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing,
             130      repairing, or maintaining an elevator under the immediate supervision of an elevator contractor.
             131          (17) "Employee" means an individual as defined by the division by rule giving
             132      consideration to the definition adopted by the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of
             133      Workforce Services.
             134          (18) "Engage in a construction trade" means to:
             135          (a) engage in, represent oneself to be engaged in, or advertise oneself as being engaged
             136      in a construction trade; or
             137          (b) use the name "contractor" or "builder" or in any other way lead a reasonable person
             138      to believe one is or will act as a contractor.
             139          (19) (a) "Financial responsibility" means a demonstration of a current and expected
             140      future condition of financial solvency evidencing a reasonable expectation to the division and
             141      the board that an applicant or licensee can successfully engage in business as a contractor
             142      without jeopardy to the public health, safety, and welfare.
             143          (b) Financial responsibility may be determined by an evaluation of the total history
             144      concerning the licensee or applicant:
             145          (i) including past, present, and expected condition and record of financial solvency and
             146      business conduct[.]; and
             147          (ii) including history of the owners of the licensee or applicant and prior entities in
             148      which the owners have been involved.
             149          (20) "Gas appliance" means any device that uses natural gas to produce light, heat,
             150      power, steam, hot water, refrigeration, or air conditioning.
             151          (21) (a) "General building contractor" means a person licensed under this chapter as a


             152      general building contractor qualified by education, training, experience, and knowledge to
             153      perform or superintend construction of structures for the support, shelter, and enclosure of
             154      persons, animals, chattels, or movable property of any kind or any of the components of that
             155      construction except plumbing, electrical work, mechanical work, and manufactured housing
             156      installation, for which the general building contractor shall employ the services of a contractor
             157      licensed in the particular specialty, except that a general building contractor engaged in the
             158      construction of single-family and multifamily residences up to four units may perform the
             159      mechanical work and hire a licensed plumber or electrician as an employee.
             160          (b) The division may by rule exclude general building contractors from engaging in the
             161      performance of other construction specialties in which there is represented a substantial risk to
             162      the public health, safety, and welfare, and for which a license is required unless that general
             163      building contractor holds a valid license in that specialty classification.
             164          (22) (a) "General engineering contractor" means a person licensed under this chapter as
             165      a general engineering contractor qualified by education, training, experience, and knowledge to
             166      perform construction of fixed works in any of the following: irrigation, drainage, water, power,
             167      water supply, flood control, inland waterways, harbors, railroads, highways, tunnels, airports
             168      and runways, sewers and bridges, refineries, pipelines, chemical and industrial plants requiring
             169      specialized engineering knowledge and skill, piers, and foundations, or any of the components
             170      of those works.
             171          (b) A general engineering contractor may not perform construction of structures built
             172      primarily for the support, shelter, and enclosure of persons, animals, and chattels.
             173          (23) "Immediate supervision" means reasonable direction, oversight, inspection, and
             174      evaluation of the work of a person:
             175          (a) as the division specifies in rule;
             176          (b) by, as applicable, a qualified electrician or plumber;
             177          (c) as part of a planned program of training; and
             178          (d) to ensure that the end result complies with applicable standards.
             179          (24) "Individual" means a natural person.
             180          (25) "Journeyman electrician" means a person licensed under this chapter as a
             181      journeyman electrician having the qualifications, training, experience, and knowledge to wire,
             182      install, and repair electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat, power, and other purposes.


             183          (26) "Journeyman plumber" means a person licensed under this chapter as a
             184      journeyman plumber having the qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge
             185      to engage in the plumbing trade.
             186          (27) "Master electrician" means a person licensed under this chapter as a master
             187      electrician having the qualifications, training, experience, and knowledge to properly plan,
             188      layout, and supervise the wiring, installation, and repair of electrical apparatus and equipment
             189      for light, heat, power, and other purposes.
             190          (28) "Master plumber" means a person licensed under this chapter as a master plumber
             191      having the qualifications, training, experience, and knowledge to properly plan and layout
             192      projects and supervise persons in the plumbing trade.
             193          (29) "Person" means a natural person, sole proprietorship, joint venture, corporation,
             194      limited liability company, association, or organization of any type.
             195          (30) (a) "Plumbing trade" means the performance of any mechanical work pertaining to
             196      the installation, alteration, change, repair, removal, maintenance, or use in buildings, or within
             197      three feet beyond the outside walls of buildings of pipes, fixtures, and fittings for:
             198          (i) delivery of the water supply;
             199          (ii) discharge of liquid and water carried waste; or
             200          (iii) the building drainage system within the walls of the building.
             201          (b) "Plumbing trade" includes work pertaining to the water supply, distribution pipes,
             202      fixtures and fixture traps, soil, waste and vent pipes, and the building drain and roof drains
             203      together with their devices, appurtenances, and connections where installed within the outside
             204      walls of the building.
             205          (31) (a) "Ratio of apprentices" means, for the purpose of determining compliance with
             206      the requirements for planned programs of training and electrician apprentice licensing
             207      applications, the shop ratio of apprentice electricians to journeyman or master electricians shall
             208      be one journeyman or master electrician to one apprentice on industrial and commercial work,
             209      and one journeyman or master electrician to three apprentices on residential work.
             210          (b) On-the-job training shall be under circumstances in which the ratio of apprentices
             211      to supervisors is in accordance with a ratio of one-to-one on nonresidential work and up to
             212      three apprentices to one supervisor on residential projects.
             213          (32) "Residential and small commercial contractor" means a person licensed under this


             214      chapter as a residential and small commercial contractor qualified by education, training,
             215      experience, and knowledge to perform or superintend the construction of single-family
             216      residences, multifamily residences up to four units, and commercial construction of not more
             217      than three stories above ground and not more than 20,000 square feet, or any of the components
             218      of that construction except plumbing, electrical work, mechanical work, and manufactured
             219      housing installation, for which the residential and small commercial contractor shall employ
             220      the services of a contractor licensed in the particular specialty, except that a residential and
             221      small commercial contractor engaged in the construction of single-family and multifamily
             222      residences up to four units may perform the mechanical work and hire a licensed plumber or
             223      electrician as an employee.
             224          (33) "Residential building," as it relates to the license classification of residential
             225      journeyman plumber and residential master plumber, means a single or multiple family
             226      dwelling of up to four units.
             227          (34) "Residential journeyman electrician" means a person licensed under this chapter
             228      as a residential journeyman electrician having the qualifications, training, experience, and
             229      knowledge to wire, install, and repair electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat, power,
             230      and other purposes on buildings using primarily nonmetallic sheath cable.
             231          (35) "Residential journeyman plumber" means a person licensed under this chapter as a
             232      residential journeyman plumber having the qualifications, training, experience, and knowledge
             233      to engage in the plumbing trade as limited to the plumbing of residential buildings.
             234          (36) "Residential master electrician" means a person licensed under this chapter as a
             235      residential master electrician having the qualifications, training, experience, and knowledge to
             236      properly plan, layout, and supervise the wiring, installation, and repair of electrical apparatus
             237      and equipment for light, heat, power, and other purposes on residential projects.
             238          (37) "Residential master plumber" means a person licensed under this chapter as a
             239      residential master plumber having the qualifications, training, experience, and knowledge to
             240      properly plan and layout projects and supervise persons in the plumbing trade as limited to the
             241      plumbing of residential buildings.
             242          (38) "Residential project," as it relates to an electrician or electrical contractor, means
             243      buildings primarily wired with nonmetallic sheathed cable, in accordance with standard rules
             244      and regulations governing this work, including the National Electrical Code, and in which the


             245      voltage does not exceed 250 volts line to line and 125 volts to ground.
             246          (39) (a) "Specialty contractor" means a person licensed under this chapter under a
             247      specialty contractor classification established by rule, who is qualified by education, training,
             248      experience, and knowledge to perform those construction trades and crafts requiring
             249      specialized skill, the regulation of which are determined by the division to be in the best
             250      interest of the public health, safety, and welfare.
             251          (b) A specialty contractor may perform work in crafts or trades other than those in
             252      which the specialty contractor is licensed if they are incidental to the performance of the
             253      specialty contractor's licensed craft or trade.
             254          (40) "Unincorporated entity" means an entity that is not:
             255          (a) an individual;
             256          (b) a corporation; or
             257          (c) publicly traded.
             258          (41) "Unlawful conduct" is as defined in Sections 58-1-501 and 58-55-501 .
             259          (42) "Unprofessional conduct" is as defined in Sections 58-1-501 and 58-55-502 and as
             260      may be further defined by rule.
             261          (43) "Wages" means amounts due to an employee for labor or services whether the
             262      amount is fixed or ascertained on a time, task, piece, commission, or other basis for calculating
             263      the amount.
             264          Section 2. Section 58-55-302 is amended to read:
             265           58-55-302. Qualifications for licensure.
             266          (1) Each applicant for a license under this chapter shall:
             267          (a) submit an application prescribed by the division;
             268          (b) pay a fee as determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504 ;
             269          (c) (i) meet the examination requirements established by rule by the commission with
             270      the concurrence of the director, except for the classifications of apprentice plumber and
             271      apprentice electrician for whom no examination is required; or
             272          (ii) if required in Section 58-55-304 , the individual qualifier must pass the required
             273      examination if the applicant is a business entity;
             274          (d) if an apprentice, identify the proposed supervisor of the apprenticeship;
             275          (e) if an applicant for a contractor's license:


             276          (i) produce satisfactory evidence of financial responsibility, except for a construction
             277      trades instructor for whom evidence of financial responsibility is not required;
             278          (ii) produce satisfactory evidence of knowledge and experience in the construction
             279      industry and knowledge of the principles of the conduct of business as a contractor, reasonably
             280      necessary for the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare;
             281          (iii) (A) be a licensed master electrician if an applicant for an electrical contractor's
             282      license or a licensed master residential electrician if an applicant for a residential electrical
             283      contractor's license;
             284          (B) be a licensed master plumber if an applicant for a plumbing contractor's license or
             285      a licensed master residential plumber if an applicant for a residential plumbing contractor's
             286      license; or
             287          (C) be a licensed elevator mechanic and produce satisfactory evidence of three years
             288      experience as an elevator mechanic if an applicant for an elevator contractor's license; and
             289          (iv) when the applicant is an unincorporated entity, provide a list of the one or more
             290      individuals who hold an ownership interest in the applicant as of the day on which the
             291      application is filed that includes for each individual:
             292          (A) the individual's name, address, [and] birthdate, Social Security number, and any
             293      other information that may be required by rule; and
             294          (B) whether the individual will engage in a construction trade; and
             295          (f) if an applicant for a construction trades instructor license, satisfy any additional
             296      requirements established by rule.
             297          (2) After approval of an applicant for a contractor's license by the applicable board and
             298      the division, the applicant shall file the following with the division before the division issues
             299      the license:
             300          (a) proof of workers' compensation insurance which covers employees of the applicant
             301      in accordance with applicable Utah law;
             302          (b) proof of public liability insurance in coverage amounts and form established by rule
             303      except for a construction trades instructor for whom public liability insurance is not required;
             304      and
             305          (c) proof of registration as required by applicable law with the:
             306          (i) Utah Department of Commerce;


             307          (ii) Division of Corporations and Commercial Code;
             308          (iii) Unemployment Insurance Division in the Department of Workforce Services, for
             309      purposes of Title 35A, Chapter 4, Employment Security Act;
             310          (iv) State Tax Commission; and
             311          (v) Internal Revenue Service.
             312          (3) In addition to the general requirements for each applicant in Subsection (1),
             313      applicants shall comply with the following requirements to be licensed in the following
             314      classifications:
             315          (a) (i) A master plumber shall produce satisfactory evidence that the applicant:
             316          (A) has been a licensed journeyman plumber for at least two years and had two years of
             317      supervisory experience as a licensed journeyman plumber in accordance with division rule;
             318          (B) has received at least an associate of applied science degree or similar degree
             319      following the completion of a course of study approved by the division and had one year of
             320      supervisory experience as a licensed journeyman plumber in accordance with division rule; or
             321          (C) meets the qualifications determined by the division in collaboration with the board
             322      to be equivalent to Subsection (3)(a)(i)(A) or (B).
             323          (ii) An individual holding a valid Utah license as a journeyman plumber, based on at
             324      least four years of practical experience as a licensed apprentice under the supervision of a
             325      licensed journeyman plumber and four years as a licensed journeyman plumber, in effect
             326      immediately prior to May 5, 2008, is on and after May 5, 2008, considered to hold a current
             327      master plumber license under this chapter, and satisfies the requirements of this Subsection
             328      (3)(a) for the purpose of renewal or reinstatement of that license under Section 58-55-303 .
             329          (iii) An individual holding a valid plumbing contractor's license or residential
             330      plumbing contractor's license, in effect immediately prior to May 5, 2008, is on or after May 5,
             331      2008:
             332          (A) considered to hold a current master plumber license under this chapter if licensed
             333      as a plumbing contractor and a journeyman plumber, and satisfies the requirements of this
             334      Subsection (3)(a) for purposes of renewal or reinstatement of that license under Section
             335      58-55-303 ; and
             336          (B) considered to hold a current residential master plumber license under this chapter if
             337      licensed as a residential plumbing contractor and a residential journeyman plumber, and


             338      satisfies the requirements of this Subsection (3)(a) for purposes of renewal or reinstatement of
             339      that license under Section 58-55-303 .
             340          (b) A master residential plumber applicant shall produce satisfactory evidence that the
             341      applicant:
             342          (i) has been a licensed residential journeyman plumber for at least two years and had
             343      two years of supervisory experience as a licensed residential journeyman plumber in
             344      accordance with division rule; or
             345          (ii) meets the qualifications determined by the division in collaboration with the board
             346      to be equivalent to Subsection (3)(b)(i).
             347          (c) A journeyman plumber applicant shall produce satisfactory evidence of:
             348          (i) successful completion of the equivalent of at least four years of full-time training
             349      and instruction as a licensed apprentice plumber under supervision of a licensed master
             350      plumber or journeyman plumber and in accordance with a planned program of training
             351      approved by the division;
             352          (ii) at least eight years of full-time experience approved by the division in collaboration
             353      with the Plumbers Licensing Board; or
             354          (iii) satisfactory evidence of meeting the qualifications determined by the board to be
             355      equivalent to Subsection (3)(c)(i) or (c)(ii).
             356          (d) A residential journeyman plumber shall produce satisfactory evidence of:
             357          (i) completion of the equivalent of at least three years of full-time training and
             358      instruction as a licensed apprentice plumber under the supervision of a licensed residential
             359      master plumber, licensed residential journeyman plumber, or licensed journeyman plumber in
             360      accordance with a planned program of training approved by the division;
             361          (ii) completion of at least six years of full-time experience in a maintenance or repair
             362      trade involving substantial plumbing work; or
             363          (iii) meeting the qualifications determined by the board to be equivalent to Subsection
             364      (3)(d)(i) or (d)(ii).
             365          (e) The conduct of licensed apprentice plumbers and their licensed supervisors shall be
             366      in accordance with the following:
             367          (i) while engaging in the trade of plumbing, a licensed apprentice plumber shall be
             368      under the immediate supervision of a licensed master plumber, licensed residential master


             369      plumber, licensed journeyman plumber, or a licensed residential journeyman plumber; and
             370          (ii) a licensed apprentice plumber in the fourth through tenth year of training may work
             371      without supervision for a period not to exceed eight hours in any 24-hour period, but if the
             372      apprentice does not become a licensed journeyman plumber or licensed residential journeyman
             373      plumber by the end of the tenth year of apprenticeship, this nonsupervision provision no longer
             374      applies.
             375          (f) A master electrician applicant shall produce satisfactory evidence that the applicant:
             376          (i) is a graduate electrical engineer of an accredited college or university approved by
             377      the division and has one year of practical electrical experience as a licensed apprentice
             378      electrician;
             379          (ii) is a graduate of an electrical trade school, having received an associate of applied
             380      sciences degree following successful completion of a course of study approved by the division,
             381      and has two years of practical experience as a licensed journeyman electrician;
             382          (iii) has four years of practical experience as a journeyman electrician; or
             383          (iv) meets the qualifications determined by the board to be equivalent to Subsection
             384      (3)(f)(i), (ii), or (iii).
             385          (g) A master residential electrician applicant shall produce satisfactory evidence that
             386      the applicant:
             387          (i) has at least two years of practical experience as a residential journeyman electrician;
             388      or
             389          (ii) meets the qualifications determined by the board to be equivalent to this practical
             390      experience.
             391          (h) A journeyman electrician applicant shall produce satisfactory evidence that the
             392      applicant:
             393          (i) has successfully completed at least four years of full-time training and instruction as
             394      a licensed apprentice electrician under the supervision of a master electrician or journeyman
             395      electrician and in accordance with a planned training program approved by the division;
             396          (ii) has at least eight years of full-time experience approved by the division in
             397      collaboration with the Electricians Licensing Board; or
             398          (iii) meets the qualifications determined by the board to be equivalent to Subsection
             399      (3)(h)(i) or (ii).


             400          (i) A residential journeyman electrician applicant shall produce satisfactory evidence
             401      that the applicant:
             402          (i) has successfully completed two years of training in an electrical training program
             403      approved by the division;
             404          (ii) has four years of practical experience in wiring, installing, and repairing electrical
             405      apparatus and equipment for light, heat, and power under the supervision of a licensed master,
             406      journeyman, residential master, or residential journeyman electrician; or
             407          (iii) meets the qualifications determined by the division and applicable board to be
             408      equivalent to Subsection (3)(i)(i) or (ii).
             409          (j) The conduct of licensed apprentice electricians and their licensed supervisors shall
             410      be in accordance with the following:
             411          (i) A licensed apprentice electrician shall be under the immediate supervision of a
             412      licensed master, journeyman, residential master, or residential journeyman electrician. An
             413      apprentice in the fourth year of training may work without supervision for a period not to
             414      exceed eight hours in any 24-hour period.
             415          (ii) A licensed master, journeyman, residential master, or residential journeyman
             416      electrician may have under immediate supervision on a residential project up to three licensed
             417      apprentice electricians.
             418          (iii) A licensed master or journeyman electrician may have under immediate
             419      supervision on nonresidential projects only one licensed apprentice electrician.
             420          (k) An alarm company applicant shall:
             421          (i) have a qualifying agent who is an officer, director, partner, proprietor, or manager of
             422      the applicant who:
             423          (A) demonstrates 6,000 hours of experience in the alarm company business;
             424          (B) demonstrates 2,000 hours of experience as a manager or administrator in the alarm
             425      company business or in a construction business; and
             426          (C) passes an examination component established by rule by the commission with the
             427      concurrence of the director;
             428          (ii) if a corporation, provide:
             429          (A) the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and fingerprint cards
             430      of all corporate officers, directors, and those responsible management personnel employed


             431      within the state or having direct responsibility for managing operations of the applicant within
             432      the state; and
             433          (B) the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and fingerprint cards
             434      of all shareholders owning 5% or more of the outstanding shares of the corporation, except this
             435      shall not be required if the stock is publicly listed and traded;
             436          (iii) if a limited liability company, provide:
             437          (A) the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and fingerprint cards
             438      of all company officers, and those responsible management personnel employed within the
             439      state or having direct responsibility for managing operations of the applicant within the state;
             440      and
             441          (B) the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and fingerprint cards
             442      of all individuals owning 5% or more of the equity of the company;
             443          (iv) if a partnership, provide the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security
             444      numbers, and fingerprint cards of all general partners, and those responsible management
             445      personnel employed within the state or having direct responsibility for managing operations of
             446      the applicant within the state;
             447          (v) if a proprietorship, provide the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security
             448      numbers, and fingerprint cards of the proprietor, and those responsible management personnel
             449      employed within the state or having direct responsibility for managing operations of the
             450      applicant within the state;
             451          (vi) if a trust, provide the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers,
             452      and fingerprint cards of the trustee, and those responsible management personnel employed
             453      within the state or having direct responsibility for managing operations of the applicant within
             454      the state;
             455          (vii) be of good moral character in that officers, directors, shareholders described in
             456      Subsection (3)(k)(ii)(B), partners, proprietors, trustees, and responsible management personnel
             457      have not been convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or any other
             458      crime that when considered with the duties and responsibilities of an alarm company is
             459      considered by the board to indicate that the best interests of the public are served by granting
             460      the applicant a license;
             461          (viii) document that none of the applicant's officers, directors, shareholders described


             462      in Subsection (3)(k)(ii)(B), partners, proprietors, trustees, and responsible management
             463      personnel have been declared by any court of competent jurisdiction incompetent by reason of
             464      mental defect or disease and not been restored;
             465          (ix) document that none of the applicant's officers, directors, shareholders described in
             466      Subsection (3)(k)(ii)(B), partners, proprietors, and responsible management personnel are
             467      currently suffering from habitual drunkenness or from drug addiction or dependence;
             468          (x) file and maintain with the division evidence of:
             469          (A) comprehensive general liability insurance in form and in amounts to be established
             470      by rule by the commission with the concurrence of the director;
             471          (B) workers' compensation insurance that covers employees of the applicant in
             472      accordance with applicable Utah law; and
             473          (C) registration as is required by applicable law with the:
             474          (I) Division of Corporations and Commercial Code;
             475          (II) Unemployment Insurance Division in the Department of Workforce Services, for
             476      purposes of Title 35A, Chapter 4, Employment Security Act;
             477          (III) State Tax Commission; and
             478          (IV) Internal Revenue Service; and
             479          (xi) meet with the division and board.
             480          (l) Each applicant for licensure as an alarm company agent shall:
             481          (i) submit an application in a form prescribed by the division accompanied by
             482      fingerprint cards;
             483          (ii) pay a fee determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504 ;
             484          (iii) be of good moral character in that the applicant has not been convicted of a felony,
             485      a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or any other crime that when considered with the
             486      duties and responsibilities of an alarm company agent is considered by the board to indicate
             487      that the best interests of the public are served by granting the applicant a license;
             488          (iv) not have been declared by any court of competent jurisdiction incompetent by
             489      reason of mental defect or disease and not been restored;
             490          (v) not be currently suffering from habitual drunkenness or from drug addiction or
             491      dependence; and
             492          (vi) meet with the division and board if requested by the division or the board.


             493          (m) (i) Each applicant for licensure as an elevator mechanic shall:
             494          (A) provide documentation of experience and education credits of not less than three
             495      years work experience in the elevator industry, in construction, maintenance, or service and
             496      repair; and
             497          (B) satisfactorily complete a written examination administered by the division
             498      established by rule under Section 58-1-203 ; or
             499          (C) provide certificates of completion of an apprenticeship program for elevator
             500      mechanics, having standards substantially equal to those of this chapter and registered with the
             501      United States Department of Labor Bureau Apprenticeship and Training or a state
             502      apprenticeship council.
             503          (ii) (A) If an elevator contractor licensed under this chapter cannot find a licensed
             504      elevator mechanic to perform the work of erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing,
             505      repairing, or maintaining an elevator, the contractor may:
             506          (I) notify the division of the unavailability of licensed personnel; and
             507          (II) request the division issue a temporary elevator mechanic license to an individual
             508      certified by the contractor as having an acceptable combination of documented experience and
             509      education to perform the work described in this Subsection (3)(m)(ii)(A).
             510          (B) (I) The division may issue a temporary elevator mechanic license to an individual
             511      certified under Subsection (3)(m)(ii)(A)(II) upon application by the individual, accompanied by
             512      the appropriate fee as determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504 .
             513          (II) The division shall specify the time period for which the license is valid and may
             514      renew the license for an additional time period upon its determination that a shortage of
             515      licensed elevator mechanics continues to exist.
             516          (4) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             517      division may make rules establishing when Federal Bureau of Investigation records shall be
             518      checked for applicants as an alarm company or alarm company agent.
             519          (5) To determine if an applicant meets the qualifications of Subsections (3)(k)(vii) and
             520      (3)(l)(iii), the division shall provide an appropriate number of copies of fingerprint cards to the
             521      Department of Public Safety with the division's request to:
             522          (a) conduct a search of records of the Department of Public Safety for criminal history
             523      information relating to each applicant for licensure as an alarm company or alarm company


             524      agent and each applicant's officers, directors, shareholders described in Subsection
             525      (3)(k)(ii)(B), partners, proprietors, and responsible management personnel; and
             526          (b) forward to the Federal Bureau of Investigation a fingerprint card of each applicant
             527      requiring a check of records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for criminal history
             528      information under this section.
             529          (6) The Department of Public Safety shall send to the division:
             530          (a) a written record of criminal history, or certification of no criminal history record, as
             531      contained in the records of the Department of Public Safety in a timely manner after receipt of
             532      a fingerprint card from the division and a request for review of Department of Public Safety
             533      records; and
             534          (b) the results of the Federal Bureau of Investigation review concerning an applicant in
             535      a timely manner after receipt of information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
             536          (7) (a) The division shall charge each applicant for licensure as an alarm company or
             537      alarm company agent a fee, in accordance with Section 63J-1-504 , equal to the cost of
             538      performing the records reviews under this section.
             539          (b) The division shall pay the Department of Public Safety the costs of all records
             540      reviews, and the Department of Public Safety shall pay the Federal Bureau of Investigation the
             541      costs of records reviews under this section.
             542          (8) Information obtained by the division from the reviews of criminal history records of
             543      the Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation shall be used or
             544      disseminated by the division only for the purpose of determining if an applicant for licensure as
             545      an alarm company or alarm company agent is qualified for licensure.
             546          (9) (a) An application for licensure under this chapter shall be denied if:
             547          (i) the applicant has had a previous license, which was issued under this chapter,
             548      suspended or revoked within one year prior to the date of the applicant's application;
             549          (ii) (A) the applicant is a partnership, corporation, or limited liability company; and
             550          (B) any corporate officer, director, shareholder holding 25% or more of the stock in the
             551      applicant, partner, member, agent acting as a qualifier, or any person occupying a similar
             552      status, performing similar functions, or directly or indirectly controlling the applicant has
             553      served in any similar capacity with any person or entity which has had a previous license,
             554      which was issued under this chapter, suspended or revoked within one year prior to the date of


             555      the applicant's application; or
             556          (iii) (A) the applicant is an individual or sole proprietorship; and
             557          (B) any owner or agent acting as a qualifier has served in any capacity listed in
             558      Subsection (9)(a)(ii)(B) in any entity which has had a previous license, which was issued under
             559      this chapter, suspended or revoked within one year prior to the date of the applicant's
             560      application.
             561          (b) An application for licensure under this chapter shall be reviewed by the appropriate
             562      licensing board prior to approval if:
             563          (i) the applicant has had a previous license, which was issued under this chapter,
             564      suspended or revoked more than one year prior to the date of the applicant's application;
             565          (ii) (A) the applicant is a partnership, corporation, or limited liability company; and
             566          (B) any corporate officer, director, shareholder holding 25% or more of the stock in the
             567      applicant, partner, member, agent acting as a qualifier, or any person occupying a similar
             568      status, performing similar functions, or directly or indirectly controlling the applicant has
             569      served in any similar capacity with any person or entity which has had a previous license,
             570      which was issued under this chapter, suspended or revoked more than one year prior to the date
             571      of the applicant's application; or
             572          (iii) (A) the applicant is an individual or sole proprietorship; and
             573          (B) any owner or agent acting as a qualifier has served in any capacity listed in
             574      Subsection (9)(b)(ii)(B) in any entity which has had a previous license, which was issued under
             575      this chapter, suspended or revoked more than one year prior to the date of the applicant's
             576      application.
             577          (10) (a) (i) A licensee that is an unincorporated entity shall file an ownership status
             578      report with the division every 90 days after the day on which the license is issued if the licensee
             579      has [as an owner an individual] more than five owners who are individuals who:
             580          [(i) owns] (A) own an interest in the contractor that is an unincorporated entity;
             581          [(ii) owns] (B) own, directly or indirectly, less than an 8% interest in the
             582      unincorporated entity, as defined by rule made by the division in accordance with Title 63G,
             583      Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act; and
             584          [(iii) engages] (C) engage, or will engage, in a construction trade in Utah as an owner
             585      of the contractor described in Subsection (10)(a)(i)(A).


             586          (ii) If the licensee has five or fewer owners described in Subsection (10)(a)(i), the
             587      licensee shall provide the ownership status report with an application for renewal of licensure.
             588          (b) An ownership status report required under this Subsection (10) shall:
             589          (i) list each addition or deletion of an owner:
             590          (A) for the first ownership status report, after the day on which the unincorporated
             591      entity is licensed under this chapter; and
             592          (B) for a subsequent ownership status report, after the day on which the previous
             593      ownership status report is filed;
             594          (ii) be in a format prescribed by the division that [is consistent with a] includes the
             595      items on the list provided under Subsection [ 58-55-302 ](1)(e)(iv); and
             596          (iii) be accompanied by a fee set by the division in accordance with Section 63J-1-504
             597      if the ownership status report indicates there is a change described in Subsection (10)(b)(i).
             598          (c) The division may, at any time, audit an ownership status report under this
             599      Subsection (10):
             600          (i) [in the same manner as the division may audit a demonstration of] to determine if
             601      financial responsibility has been demonstrated or maintained as required under Section
             602      58-55-306 ; and
             603          (ii) to determine compliance with Subsection 58-55-501 (24) or (25) or Subsection
             604      58-55-502 (8) or (9).
             605          (11) (a) An unincorporated entity that provides labor to an entity licensed under this
             606      chapter by providing an individual who owns an interest in the unincorporated entity to engage
             607      in a construction trade in Utah shall file with the division:
             608          (i) before the individual who owns an interest in the unincorporated entity engages in a
             609      construction trade in Utah, a current list of the one or more individuals who hold an ownership
             610      interest in the unincorporated entity that includes for each individual:
             611          (A) the individual's name, address, [and] birthdate, Social Security number, and any
             612      other information that may be required by rule; and
             613          (B) whether the individual will engage in a construction trade; and
             614          (ii) every 90 days after the day on which the unincorporated entity provides the list
             615      described in Subsection (11)(a)(i), an ownership status report containing the information that
             616      would be required under Subsection (10) if the unincorporated entity were a licensed


             617      contractor.
             618          (b) When filing an ownership list described in Subsection (11)(a)(i) or an ownership
             619      status report described in Subsection (11)(a)(ii) an unincorporated entity shall pay a fee set by
             620      the division in accordance with Section 63J-1-504 .
             621          (12) This chapter may not be interpreted to create or support an express or implied
             622      independent contractor relationship between an unincorporated entity described in Subsection
             623      (10) or (11) and the owners of the unincorporated entity for any purpose, including income tax
             624      withholding.
             625          (13) A Social Security number provided under Subsection (1)(e)(iv) is a private record
             626      under Subsection 63G-2-302 (1)(h).
             627          Section 3. Section 58-55-306 is amended to read:
             628           58-55-306. Financial responsibility.
             629          (1) An applicant for licensure as a contractor, and a licensee applying for renewal or
             630      reinstatement of a contractor's license shall demonstrate to the division and the commission the
             631      applicant's or licensee's financial responsibility before the issuance of or the renewal or
             632      reinstatement of a license by:
             633          (a) (i) completing a questionnaire developed by the division; and
             634          (ii) signing the questionnaire, certifying that the information provided is true and
             635      accurate; or
             636          (b) submitting a bond in an amount and form determined by the commission with the
             637      concurrence of the director.
             638          (2) The division may audit an applicant's or licensee's demonstration of financial
             639      responsibility on a random basis or upon finding of a reasonable need.
             640          (3) The burden to demonstrate financial responsibility is upon the applicant or licensee.
             641          (4) (a) If an applicant for licensure as a contractor or a licensee applying for renewal or
             642      reinstatement of a contractor's license is an unincorporated entity, the division may require each
             643      individual who holds an ownership interest in the applicant or licensee to demonstrate financial
             644      responsibility to the division and the commission.
             645          (b) In accordance with Subsection (2), the division may audit an owner's demonstration
             646      of financial responsibility under Subsection (4)(a) at any time including requesting:
             647          (i) the applicant or licensee to provide a current list of owners meeting the


             648      requirements of Subsection 58-55-302 (1)(e)(iv); and
             649          (ii) a credit report for each owner.
             650          (c) If an owner described in Subsection (4)(a) fails to demonstrate financial
             651      responsibility under this section, the division may:
             652          (i) prohibit the licensee or owner from engaging in a construction trade; or
             653          (ii) require the owner, applicant, or licensee to submit a bond in an amount and form
             654      determined by the commission with the concurrence of the director.
             655          Section 4. Section 58-55-502 is amended to read:
             656           58-55-502. Unprofessional conduct.
             657          Unprofessional conduct includes:
             658          (1) failing to establish, maintain, or demonstrate financial responsibility while licensed
             659      as a contractor under this chapter, including failure of any owner of a licensee to pay income
             660      taxes, self-employment taxes, or similar taxes that may be assessed on income received by the
             661      owner from the licensee;
             662          (2) disregarding or violating through gross negligence or a pattern of negligence:
             663          (a) the building or construction laws of this state or any political subdivision;
             664          (b) the safety and labor laws applicable to a project;
             665          (c) any provision of the health laws applicable to a project;
             666          (d) the workers' compensation insurance laws of this state applicable to a project;
             667          (e) the laws governing withholdings for employee state and federal income taxes,
             668      unemployment taxes, Social Security payroll taxes, or other required withholdings; or
             669          (f) any reporting, notification, and filing laws of this state or the federal government;
             670          (3) any willful, fraudulent, or deceitful act by a licensee, caused by a licensee, or at a
             671      licensee's direction which causes material injury to another;
             672          (4) contract violations that pose a threat or potential threat to the public health, safety,
             673      and welfare including:
             674          (a) willful, deliberate, or grossly negligent departure from or disregard for plans or
             675      specifications, or abandonment or failure to complete a project without the consent of the
             676      owner or the owner's duly authorized representative or the consent of any other person entitled
             677      to have the particular project completed in accordance with the plans, specifications, and
             678      contract terms;


             679          (b) failure to deposit funds to the benefit of an employee as required under any written
             680      contractual obligation the licensee has to the employee;
             681          (c) failure to maintain in full force and effect any health insurance benefit to an
             682      employee that was extended as a part of any written contractual obligation or representation by
             683      the licensee, unless the employee is given written notice of the licensee's intent to cancel or
             684      reduce the insurance benefit at least 45 days before the effective date of the cancellation or
             685      reduction;
             686          (d) failure to reimburse the Residence Lien Recovery Fund as required by Section
             687      38-11-207 ;
             688          (e) failure to provide, when applicable, the information required by Section 38-11-108 ;
             689      and
             690          (f) willfully or deliberately misrepresenting or omitting a material fact in connection
             691      with an application to claim recovery from the Residence Lien Recovery Fund under Section
             692      38-11-204 ;
             693          (5) failing as an alarm company to notify the division of the cessation of performance
             694      of its qualifying agent, or failing to replace its qualifying agent as required under Section
             695      58-55-304 ;
             696          (6) failing as an alarm company agent to carry or display a copy of the licensee's
             697      license as required under Section 58-55-311 ;
             698          (7) failing to comply with operating standards established by rule in accordance with
             699      Section 58-55-308 ;
             700          (8) an unincorporated entity licensed under this chapter having an individual who owns
             701      an interest in the unincorporated entity engage in a construction trade in Utah while not
             702      lawfully present in the United States;
             703          (9) an unincorporated entity failing to provide the following for an individual who
             704      engages, or will engage, in a construction trade in Utah for the unincorporated entity:
             705          (a) workers' compensation coverage to the extent required by Title 34A, Chapter 2,
             706      Workers' Compensation Act, and Title 34A, Chapter 3, Utah Occupational Disease Act; and
             707          (b) unemployment compensation in accordance with Title 35A, Chapter 4,
             708      Employment Security Act, for an individual who owns, directly or indirectly, less than an 8%
             709      interest in the unincorporated entity, as defined by rule made by the division in accordance with


             710      Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act; or
             711          (10) the failure of an alarm company or alarm company agent to inform a potential
             712      customer, before the customer's purchase of an alarm system or alarm service from the alarm
             713      company, of the policy of the county, city, or town within which the customer resides relating
             714      to priority levels for responding to an alarm signal transmitted by the alarm system that the
             715      alarm company provides the customer.
             716          Section 5. Section 63G-12-402 is amended to read:
             717           63G-12-402. Receipt of state, local, or federal public benefits -- Verification --
             718      Exceptions -- Fraudulently obtaining benefits -- Criminal penalties -- Annual report.
             719          (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3) or when exempted by federal law, an
             720      agency or political subdivision of the state shall verify the lawful presence in the United States
             721      of an individual at least 18 years of age who applies for:
             722          (i) a state or local public benefit as defined in 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1621; or
             723          (ii) a federal public benefit as defined in 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1611, that is administered by an
             724      agency or political subdivision of this state.
             725          (b) For purpose of a license issued under Title 58, Chapter 55, Utah Construction
             726      Trades Licensing Act, to an applicant that is an unincorporated entity, the Department of
             727      Commerce shall verify in accordance with this Subsection [(2)] (1) the lawful presence in the
             728      United States of each individual who:
             729          (i) owns an interest in the contractor that is an unincorporated entity; and
             730          (ii) engages, or will engage, in a construction trade in Utah as an owner of the
             731      contractor described in Subsection [(2)] (1)(b)(i).
             732          (2) This section shall be enforced without regard to race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or
             733      national origin.
             734          (3) Verification of lawful presence under this section is not required for:
             735          (a) any purpose for which lawful presence in the United States is not restricted by law,
             736      ordinance, or regulation;
             737          (b) assistance for health care items and services that:
             738          (i) are necessary for the treatment of an emergency medical condition, as defined in 42
             739      U.S.C. Sec. 1396b(v)(3), of the individual involved; and
             740          (ii) are not related to an organ transplant procedure;


             741          (c) short-term, noncash, in-kind emergency disaster relief;
             742          (d) public health assistance for immunizations with respect to immunizable diseases
             743      and for testing and treatment of symptoms of communicable diseases whether or not the
             744      symptoms are caused by the communicable disease;
             745          (e) programs, services, or assistance such as soup kitchens, crisis counseling and
             746      intervention, and short-term shelter, specified by the United States Attorney General, in the
             747      sole and unreviewable discretion of the United States Attorney General after consultation with
             748      appropriate federal agencies and departments, that:
             749          (i) deliver in-kind services at the community level, including through public or private
             750      nonprofit agencies;
             751          (ii) do not condition the provision of assistance, the amount of assistance provided, or
             752      the cost of assistance provided on the income or resources of the individual recipient; and
             753          (iii) are necessary for the protection of life or safety;
             754          (f) the exemption for paying the nonresident portion of total tuition as set forth in
             755      Section 53B-8-106 ;
             756          (g) an applicant for a license under Section 61-1-4 , if the applicant:
             757          (i) is registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; and
             758          (ii) files an application with the state Division of Securities through the Central
             759      Registration Depository;
             760          (h) a state public benefit to be given to an individual under Title 49, Utah State
             761      Retirement and Insurance Benefit Act;
             762          (i) a home loan that will be insured, guaranteed, or purchased by:
             763          (i) the Federal Housing Administration, the Veterans Administration, or any other
             764      federal agency; or
             765          (ii) an enterprise as defined in 12 U.S.C. Sec. 4502;
             766          (j) a subordinate loan or a grant that will be made to an applicant in connection with a
             767      home loan that does not require verification under Subsection (3)(i); and
             768          (k) an applicant for a license issued by the Department of Commerce or individual
             769      described in Subsection [(2)] (1)(b), if the applicant or individual provides the Department of
             770      Commerce:
             771          (i) certification, under penalty of perjury, that the applicant or individual is:


             772          (A) a United States citizen;
             773          (B) a qualified alien as defined in 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1641; or
             774          (C) lawfully present in the United States; and
             775          [(ii) the number for a driver license or identification card issued:]
             776          [(A) under Title 53, Chapter 3, Uniform Driver License Act; or]
             777          [(B) by a state other than Utah that as part of issuing the driver license or identification
             778      card verifies an individual's lawful presence in the United States.]
             779          (ii) (A) the number assigned to a driver license or identification card issued under Title
             780      53, Chapter 3, Uniform Driver License Act; or
             781          (B) the number assigned to a driver license or identification card issued by a state other
             782      than Utah if, as part of issuing the driver license or identification card, the state verifies an
             783      individual's lawful presence in the United States.
             784          (4) (a) An agency or political subdivision required to verify the lawful presence in the
             785      United States of an applicant under this section shall require the applicant to certify under
             786      penalty of perjury that:
             787          (i) the applicant is a United States citizen; or
             788          (ii) the applicant is:
             789          (A) a qualified alien as defined in 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1641; and
             790          (B) lawfully present in the United States.
             791          (b) The certificate required under this Subsection (4) shall include a statement advising
             792      the signer that providing false information subjects the signer to penalties for perjury.
             793          (5) An agency or political subdivision shall verify a certification required under
             794      Subsection (4)(b) through the federal SAVE program.
             795          (6) (a) An individual who knowingly and willfully makes a false, fictitious, or
             796      fraudulent statement or representation in a certification under Subsection (3)(k) or (4) is subject
             797      to the criminal penalties applicable in this state for:
             798          (i) making a written false statement under Subsection 76-8-504 (2); and
             799          (ii) fraudulently obtaining:
             800          (A) public assistance program benefits under Sections 76-8-1205 and 76-8-1206 ; or
             801          (B) unemployment compensation under Section 76-8-1301 .
             802          (b) If the certification constitutes a false claim of United States citizenship under 18


             803      U.S.C. Sec. 911, the agency or political subdivision shall file a complaint with the United
             804      States Attorney General for the applicable district based upon the venue in which the
             805      application was made.
             806          (c) If an agency or political subdivision receives verification that a person making an
             807      application for a benefit, service, or license is not a qualified alien, the agency or political
             808      subdivision shall provide the information to the Office of the Attorney General unless
             809      prohibited by federal mandate.
             810          (7) An agency or political subdivision may adopt variations to the requirements of this
             811      section that:
             812          (a) clearly improve the efficiency of or reduce delay in the verification process; or
             813          (b) provide for adjudication of unique individual circumstances where the verification
             814      procedures in this section would impose an unusual hardship on a legal resident of Utah.
             815          (8) It is unlawful for an agency or a political subdivision of this state to provide a state,
             816      local, or federal benefit, as defined in 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1611 and 1621, in violation of this section.
             817          (9) A state agency or department that administers a program of state or local public
             818      benefits shall:
             819          (a) provide an annual report to the governor, the president of the Senate, and the
             820      speaker of the House regarding its compliance with this section; and
             821          (b) (i) monitor the federal SAVE program for application verification errors and
             822      significant delays;
             823          (ii) provide an annual report on the errors and delays to ensure that the application of
             824      the federal SAVE program is not erroneously denying a state or local benefit to a legal resident
             825      of the state; and
             826          (iii) report delays and errors in the federal SAVE program to the United States
             827      Department of Homeland Security.




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