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First Substitute H.B. 317
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies a provision relating to concealed firearm permit information.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . prohibits the sharing of concealed firearm permit information with the federal
14 government; and
15 . makes disclosing or sharing concealed firearm permit information a third degree
17 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
19 Other Special Clauses:
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
23 53-5-708, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 62
24 63G-2-801, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 377
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 53-5-708 is amended to read:
28 53-5-708. Permit -- Names private.
29 (1) (a) The bureau shall maintain a record in its office of any permit issued under this
31 (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection 63G-2-301 (2)(b), the names,
32 addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers of persons receiving
33 permits are protected records under Subsection 63G-2-305 (10).
34 (c) Notwithstanding Section 63G-2-206 , a person may not share any of the information
35 listed in Subsection (1)(b) with any office, department, division, or other agency of the federal
36 government unless:
37 (i) the disclosure is necessary to conduct a criminal background check on the
38 individual who is the subject of the information;
39 (ii) the disclosure of information is made pursuant to a court order directly associated
40 with an active investigation or prosecution of the individual who is the subject of the
42 (iii) the disclosure is made to a criminal justice agency in a criminal investigation or
44 (iv) the disclosure is made by a law enforcement agency within the state to another law
45 enforcement agency in the state or in another state in connection with an investigation,
46 including a preliminary investigation, or a prosecution of the individual who is the subject of
47 the information;
48 (v) the disclosure is made by a law enforcement agency within the state to an employee
49 of a federal law enforcement agency in the course of a combined law enforcement effort
50 involving the law enforcement agency within the state and the federal law enforcement agency;
52 (vi) the disclosure is made in response to a routine request that a federal law
53 enforcement officer makes to obtain information on an individual whom the federal law
54 enforcement officer detains, including for a traffic stop, or questions because of the individual's
55 suspected violation of state law.
56 (d) A person is guilty of a third degree felony if the person knowingly:
57 (i) discloses information listed in Subsection (1)(b) in violation of the provisions under
58 Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act, applicable to
59 protected records; or
60 (ii) shares information in violation of Subsection (1)(c).
61 (2) The bureau shall immediately file a copy of each permit it issues under this part.
62 Section 2. Section 63G-2-801 is amended to read:
63 63G-2-801. Criminal penalties.
64 (1) (a) A public employee or other person who has lawful access to any private,
65 controlled, or protected record under this chapter, and who intentionally discloses, provides a
66 copy of, or improperly uses a private, controlled, or protected record knowing that the
67 disclosure or use is prohibited under this chapter, is, except as provided in Subsection
68 53-5-708 (1)(c), guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
69 (b) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (1)(a) that the actor used or released
70 private, controlled, or protected information in the reasonable belief that the use or disclosure
71 of the information was necessary to expose a violation of law involving government
72 corruption, abuse of office, or misappropriation of public funds or property.
73 (c) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (1)(a) that the record could have
74 lawfully been released to the recipient if it had been properly classified.
75 (d) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (1)(a) that the public employee or
76 other person disclosed, provided, or used the record based on a good faith belief that the
77 disclosure, provision, or use was in accordance with the law.
78 (2) (a) A person who by false pretenses, bribery, or theft, gains access to or obtains a
79 copy of any private, controlled, or protected record to which the person is not legally entitled is
80 guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
81 (b) No person shall be guilty under Subsection (2)(a) who receives the record,
82 information, or copy after the fact and without prior knowledge of or participation in the false
83 pretenses, bribery, or theft.
84 (3) (a) A public employee who intentionally refuses to release a record, the disclosure
85 of which the employee knows is required by law, is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
86 (b) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (3)(a) that the public employee's
87 failure to release the record was based on a good faith belief that the public employee was
88 acting in accordance with the requirements of law.
89 (c) A public employee who intentionally refuses to release a record, the disclosure of
90 which the employee knows is required by a final unappealed order from a government entity,
91 the records committee, or a court is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
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