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Chief Sponsor: Craig Hall

Senate Sponsor: Deidre M. Henderson

             6      Cosponsor:Patrice M. Arent              7     
             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill creates provisions related to a child conceived through a sexual offense.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    provides that a person convicted of a sexual offense resulting in conception of a
             14      child, be restricted from custody or parent-time rights; and
             15          .    provides that a child conceived from a sexual offense may receive financial support
             16      from the convicted biological parent.
             17      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      ENACTS:
             23          76-5-414, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             26          Section 1. Section 76-5-414 is enacted to read:
             27          76-5-414. Child conceived as a result of sexual offense -- Custody and parent-time.
             28          (1) A person convicted of a violation of Title 76, Chapter 5, Part 4, Sexual Offenses,

             29      except for Sections 76-5-401 and 76-5-401.2 , that results in conception of a child may not be
             30      granted custody or parent-time rights by a court regarding the child, unless:
             31          (a) the nonconvicted biological parent or legal guardian of the child consents and the
             32      court determines it is in the best interest of the child to award custody or parent-time to the
             33      convicted person; or
             34          (b) after the date of the conviction, the biological parents cohabit and establish a
             35      mutual custodial environment for the child.
             36          (2) A denial of custody or parent-time under this section may not in and of itself:
             37          (a) terminate the parental rights of the person denied parent-time or custody; or
             38          (b) affect the obligation of the convicted person to financially support the child.

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