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H.B. 386 Enrolled

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BAIL BOND AMENDMENTS

             2     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Curtis Oda

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Senate Sponsor: Mark B. Madsen

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends provisions of the Bail Bond Recovery Act regarding licenses and
             10      identification.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    requires that the Bureau of Criminal Identification review and act on renewal
             14      applications for bail recovery, bail enforcement, and bail apprentice licensure that
             15      meet the application requirements for renewal;
             16          .    provides that the Bail Bond Recovery Licensure Board process renewal applications
             17      for bail recovery, bail enforcement, and bail apprentice licensure that do not meet
             18      the renewal requirements;
             19          .    limits the display of the authorized badge, and gives bail enforcement licensees who
             20      are not wearing identifying clothing the option of displaying a badge upon the need
             21      to show proper authority to act as a bail enforcement agent or upon request, as long
             22      as the licensee also displays the licensee's identification card;
             23          .    requires a bail enforcement agent who is acting to make a planned apprehension to
             24      wear identifying clothing in addition to displaying the badge;
             25          .    requires a bail enforcement agent who, while carrying out the agent's duties, comes
             26      into contact with a peace officer, to promptly provide identification to the officer;
             27      and
             28          .    makes related amendments.
             29      Money Appropriated in this Bill:


             30          None
             31      Other Special Clauses:
             32          None
             33      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             34      AMENDS:
             35          53-10-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 428
             36          53-11-105, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 257
             37          53-11-115, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 432
             38          53-11-121, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 348
             39     
             40      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             41          Section 1. Section 53-10-202 is amended to read:
             42           53-10-202. Criminal identification -- Duties of bureau.
             43          The bureau shall:
             44          (1) procure and file information relating to identification and activities of persons who:
             45          (a) are fugitives from justice;
             46          (b) are wanted or missing;
             47          (c) have been arrested for or convicted of a crime under the laws of any state or nation;
             48      and
             49          (d) are believed to be involved in racketeering, organized crime, or a dangerous
             50      offense;
             51          (2) establish a statewide uniform crime reporting system that shall include:
             52          (a) statistics concerning general categories of criminal activities;
             53          (b) statistics concerning crimes that exhibit evidence of prejudice based on race,
             54      religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, or other categories that the division finds
             55      appropriate; and
             56          (c) other statistics as required by the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
             57          (3) make a complete and systematic record and index of the information obtained


             58      under this part;
             59          (4) subject to the restrictions in this part, establish policy concerning the use and
             60      dissemination of data obtained under this part;
             61          (5) publish an annual report concerning the extent, fluctuation, distribution, and nature
             62      of crime in Utah;
             63          (6) establish a statewide central register for the identification and location of missing
             64      persons, which may include:
             65          (a) identifying data including fingerprints of each missing person;
             66          (b) identifying data of any missing person who is reported as missing to a law
             67      enforcement agency having jurisdiction;
             68          (c) dates and circumstances of any persons requesting or receiving information from
             69      the register; and
             70          (d) any other information, including blood types and photographs found necessary in
             71      furthering the purposes of this part;
             72          (7) publish a quarterly directory of missing persons for distribution to persons or
             73      entities likely to be instrumental in the identification and location of missing persons;
             74          (8) list the name of every missing person with the appropriate nationally maintained
             75      missing persons lists;
             76          (9) establish and operate a 24-hour communication network for reports of missing
             77      persons and reports of sightings of missing persons;
             78          (10) coordinate with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and other
             79      agencies to facilitate the identification and location of missing persons and the identification of
             80      unidentified persons and bodies;
             81          (11) receive information regarding missing persons, as provided in Sections 26-2-27
             82      and 53A-11-502 , and stolen vehicles, vessels, and outboard motors, as provided in Section
             83      41-1a-1401 ;
             84          (12) adopt systems of identification, including the fingerprint system, to be used by the
             85      division to facilitate law enforcement;


             86          (13) assign a distinguishing number or mark of identification to any pistol or revolver,
             87      as provided in Section 76-10-520 ;
             88          (14) check certain criminal records databases for information regarding motor vehicle
             89      salesperson applicants, maintain a separate file of fingerprints for motor vehicle salespersons,
             90      and inform the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division when new entries are made for certain
             91      criminal offenses for motor vehicle salespersons in accordance with the requirements of
             92      Section 41-3-205.5 ; [and]
             93          (15) check certain criminal records databases for information regarding driving
             94      privilege card applicants or cardholders and maintain a separate file of fingerprints for driving
             95      privilege applicants and cardholders and inform the federal Immigration and Customs
             96      Enforcement Agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security or law
             97      enforcement agencies when new entries are made in accordance with the requirements of
             98      Section 53-3-205.5 .
             99          (16) review and approve or disapprove applications for license renewal that meet the
             100      requirements for renewal; and
             101          (17) forward to the board those applications for renewal under Subsection (16) that do
             102      not meet the requirements for renewal.
             103          Section 2. Section 53-11-105 is amended to read:
             104           53-11-105. Powers and duties of board.
             105          (1) The board shall:
             106          (a) review all applications for licensing and renewals of licenses submitted by the
             107      bureau under this chapter [and approve or disapprove all applications] and approve or
             108      disapprove these applications;
             109          (b) review all complaints and take disciplinary action; and
             110          (c) establish standards for and approve providers of courses required for licensure
             111      under this section.
             112          (2) The board may take and hear evidence, administer oaths and affirmations, and
             113      compel by subpoena the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, papers, records,


             114      documents, and other information relating to:
             115          (a) investigation of an applicant for licensure under this chapter; or
             116          (b) a formal complaint against or department investigation of a bail enforcement agent,
             117      bail recovery agent, or bail recovery apprentice.
             118          Section 3. Section 53-11-115 is amended to read:
             119           53-11-115. License fees -- Deposit in General Fund.
             120          (1) Fees for licensure, registration, and renewal are:
             121          (a) for an original bail enforcement agent license application and license, $250, which
             122      shall include the costs of fingerprint processing and background investigation;
             123          (b) for the renewal of a bail enforcement agent or bail bond recovery agency license,
             124      $150;
             125          (c) for an original bail recovery agent license application and license, $150, which shall
             126      include the costs of fingerprint processing and background investigation;
             127          (d) for the renewal of each bail recovery agent license, $100;
             128          (e) for an original bail recovery apprentice license application and license, $150, which
             129      shall include the costs of fingerprint processing and background investigation;
             130          (f) for the renewal of each bail recovery apprentice license, $100;
             131          (g) for filing a renewal application under Subsection (1)(b) more than 30 days after the
             132      expiration date of the license, a delinquency fee of $50;
             133          (h) for filing a renewal application under Subsection (1)(d) more than 30 days after the
             134      expiration date of the registration, a delinquency fee of $30;
             135          (i) for filing a renewal application under Subsection (1)(f) more than 30 days after the
             136      expiration date of the apprentice license, a delinquency fee of $30;
             137          (j) for the reinstatement of a bail enforcement agent or bail bond recovery agency
             138      license, $50;
             139          (k) for a duplicate identification card, $10; and
             140          (l) for reinstatement of an identification card, $10.
             141          (2) (a) The [board] bureau may renew a license granted under this chapter upon receipt


             142      of an application on forms as prescribed by the board and upon receipt of the fees prescribed in
             143      Subsection (1), if the licensee's application meets all the requirements for renewal.
             144          (b) If the bureau determines the license renewal application does not meet all the
             145      requirements for renewal, the bureau shall submit the renewal application to the board for
             146      review and action.
             147          [(b)] (c) The renewal of a bail enforcement agent, bail recovery agent, or bail recovery
             148      apprentice license requires the filing of a liability insurance policy as required in Subsections
             149      53-9-110 (2) and (3).
             150          [(c)] (d) A license may not be renewed more than 90 days after its expiration.
             151          [(d)] (e) A licensee may not engage in any activity subject to this chapter during any
             152      period between the date of expiration of the license and the renewal of the license.
             153          (3) (a) The board may reinstate a suspended license upon completion of the term of
             154      suspension.
             155          (b) Renewal of the license does not entitle the licensee, while the license remains
             156      suspended and until it is reinstated, to engage in any activity regulated by this chapter, or in any
             157      other activity or conduct in violation of the order or judgment by which the license was
             158      suspended.
             159          (4) The board may not reinstate a revoked license or accept an application for a license
             160      from a person whose license has been revoked for at least one year after the date of revocation.
             161          (5) All fees collected by the department under this section shall be deposited in the
             162      General Fund.
             163          Section 4. Section 53-11-121 is amended to read:
             164           53-11-121. False representation as a licensee -- Badge -- Identifying clothing.
             165          (1) A licensee under this chapter may not wear a uniform, or use a title or identification
             166      card other than the one issued under this chapter, or make any statement that would lead a
             167      reasonable person to believe the licensee is connected in any way with the federal government
             168      or any state or local governmental entity, unless the licensee has received authorization in
             169      writing by one of those governmental authorities to do so.


             170          (2) [(a)] A licensee may possess[, wear, and display] a badge of a design approved by
             171      the board for use by a licensee.
             172          (3) The licensee shall wear the badge under Subsection (2) in a manner that prevents
             173      the accidental or inadvertent display of the badge to persons in the presence of the licensee.
             174          [(b)] (4) The licensee may [wear or] display the badge under Subsection (2)[(a)] only
             175      if:
             176          (a) the licensee is also at the same time wearing an article of clothing that
             177      conspicuously displays on the chest and back of the article of clothing lettering that clearly
             178      identifies the licensee as a bail enforcement or recovery agent[.];
             179          (b) the licensee also displays the licensee's identification card described in Section
             180      53-11-116.5 , either:
             181          (i) upon request, while acting as a bail enforcement agent; or
             182          (ii) as necessary for the licensee to demonstrate authority while acting as a bail
             183      enforcement agent;
             184          (iii) the licensee is making a planned apprehension of a defendant, and the licensee is
             185      also wearing an article of clothing described in Subsection (4)(a) or Subsection (5);
             186          (d) the licensee is making an apprehension that is unplanned and under exigent
             187      circumstances, and the licensee is not wearing clothing described in Subsection (4)(a) or
             188      Subsection (5); or
             189          (e) the licensee is acting as a bail enforcement agent but is not engaged in a planned
             190      apprehension or in another situation that does not require that the agent be wearing clothing as
             191      described in Subsection (4)(a) or (5) in order to display the badge.
             192          [(3)] (5) A licensee may wear a jacket of a distinctive design or style that bears a
             193      printed, embroidered, or otherwise permanently attached symbol, emblem, or insignia that:
             194          (a) clearly identifies the wearer as a bail enforcement or recovery agent; and
             195          (b) is approved by the board.
             196          (6) When a licensee is acting as a bail enforcement agent and interacts with a law
             197      enforcement officer, the licensee shall, at the first opportunity, identify him or herself to the


             198      law enforcement officer and shall provide identification as a bail enforcement agent.


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