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H.B. 352 Enrolled





Chief Sponsor: Derek E. Brown

Senate Sponsor: Brian E. Shiozawa

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill authorizes a county or county official to encourage support for certain
             10      beneficial organizations or activities.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    authorizes a county or county official to encourage support for certain beneficial
             14      organizations or activities; and
             15          .    makes clarifying amendments.
             16      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      AMENDS:
             22          17-16a-4 (Effective 05/01/13), as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 347
             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 17-16a-4 (Effective 05/01/13) is amended to read:
             26           17-16a-4 (Effective 05/01/13). Prohibited use of official position -- Exception.
             27          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (3), it is an offense for an elected or appointed
             28      officer, under circumstances not amounting to a violation of Section 63G-6a-2304 or 76-8-105 ,
             29      to:

             30          (a) disclose confidential information acquired by reason of the officer's official position
             31      or use that information to secure special privileges or exemptions for himself or others;
             32          (b) use or attempt to use the officer's official position to secure special privileges for
             33      the officer or for others; or
             34          (c) knowingly receive, accept, take, seek or solicit, directly or indirectly, any gift or
             35      loan for the officer or for another, if the gift or loan tends to influence the officer in the
             36      discharge of the officer's official duties.
             37          (2) This section is inapplicable to:
             38          (a) an occasional nonpecuniary gift having a value of less than $50;
             39          (b) an award publicly presented;
             40          (c) any bona fide loan made in the ordinary course of business; or
             41          (d) political campaign contributions [actually used in a political campaign] subject to
             42      Section 17-16-6.5 .
             43          (3) A member of a county legislative body who is also a member of the governing
             44      board of a provider of mental health or substance abuse services under contract with the county
             45      does not commit an offense under Subsection (1)(a) or (b) by discharging, in good faith, the
             46      duties and responsibilities of each position, if the county legislative body member does not
             47      participate in the process of selecting the mental health or substance abuse service provider.
             48          (4) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, a county or county official may
             49      encourage support from a public or private individual or institution, whether in financial
             50      contributions or by other means, on behalf of an organization or activity that benefits the
             51      community.

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