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H.B. 64

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 11:03 AM by jeyring. -->              1     




Chief Sponsor: Carol Spackman Moss

Senate Sponsor: Patricia W. Jones

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill prohibits H. [ a felon ] an individual .H convicted of certain H. [ crimes ]
             9a      sexual offenses .H from holding certain offices.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    prohibits H. [ a felon ] an individual .H who is convicted of H. [ a sexual offense ]
             12a      certain sexual offenses .H from holding the office of
             13      State Board of Education member or local school board member; and
             14          .    makes conforming and technical changes.
             15      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          20A-2-101.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 28
             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 20A-2-101.5 is amended to read:
             25           20A-2-101.5. Convicted felons -- Restoration of right to vote and right to hold
             26      office.
             27          (1) As used in this section, "convicted felon" means a person convicted of a felony in

             28      any state or federal court of the United States.
             29          (2) Each convicted felon's right to register to vote and to vote in an election is restored
             30      when:
             31          (a) the felon is sentenced to probation;
             32          (b) the felon is granted parole; or
             33          (c) the felon has successfully completed the term of incarceration to which the felon
             34      was sentenced.
             35          (3) [Each] Except as provided by Subsection (4), a convicted felon's right to hold
             36      elective office is restored when:
             37          (a) all of the felon's felony convictions have been expunged; or
             38          (b) (i) 10 years have passed since the date of the felon's most recent felony conviction;
             39          (ii) the felon has paid all court-ordered restitution and fines; and
             40          (iii) for each felony conviction that has not been expunged, the felon has:
             41          (A) completed probation in relation to the felony;
             42          (B) been granted parole in relation to the felony; or
             43          (C) successfully completed the term of incarceration associated with the felony.
             44          (4) H. [ A convicted felon who is a sex offender, as defined in Section 77-41-102 , ] An
             44a      individual who has been convicted of a grievous sexual offense, as defined in Section 76-1-601,
             44b      against a child , .H may not
             45      hold the office of State Board of Education member or local school board member.

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