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H.B. 64 Enrolled

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FELON'S RIGHT TO HOLD OFFICE

             2     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Carol Spackman Moss

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Patricia W. Jones

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


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


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