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H.B. 408

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CRIMINAL SUSPECT PHOTOGRAPHS

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2013 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Paul Ray

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Senate Sponsor: Daniel W. Thatcher

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill enacts a provision relating to photographs of criminal suspects.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    prohibits county sheriffs from providing a copy of a booking photograph to a person
             13      if the photograph will be placed in a publication or posted on a website that requires
             14      a payment in order to remove the photograph;
             15          .    requires a person requesting a copy of a booking photograph to sign a statement that
             16      the photograph will not be placed in a publication or on a website that requires
             17      payment in order to remove the photograph; and
             18          .    provides a criminal penalty for a false statement.
             19      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          None
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      ENACTS:
             25          17-22-30, Utah Code Annotated 1953
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             27      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:


             28          Section 1. Section 17-22-30 is enacted to read:
             29          17-22-30. Prohibition on providing copy of booking photograph -- Statement
             30      required -- Criminal liability for false statement.
             31          (1) As used in this section, "booking photograph" means a photograph or image of an
             32      individual that is generated:
             33          (a) for identification purposes; and
             34          (b) when the individual is booked into a county jail.
             35          (2) A sheriff may not provide a copy of a booking photograph in any format to a person
             36      requesting a copy of the booking photograph if:
             37          (a) the booking photograph will be placed in a publication or posted to a website; and
             38          (b) removal of the booking photograph from the publication or website requires the
             39      payment of a fee or other consideration.
             40          (3) (a) A person who requests a copy of a booking photograph from a sheriff shall, at
             41      the time of making the request, submit a statement signed by the person affirming that the
             42      booking photograph will not be placed in a publication or posted to a website that requires the
             43      payment of a fee or other consideration in order to remove or delete the booking photograph
             44      from the publication or website.
             45          (b) A person who submits a false statement under Subsection (3)(a) is subject to
             46      criminal liability as provided in Section 76-8-504 .




Legislative Review Note
    as of 2-22-13 6:58 AM


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