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First Substitute H.B. 317

Representative Jacob L. Anderegg proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
PROTECTION OF CONCEALED FIREARM PERMIT

             2     
INFORMATION

             3     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: Jacob L. Anderegg

             6     
Senate Sponsor: Margaret Dayton

             7     
             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
             16      felony.
             17      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             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
             25     


             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
             30      part.
             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
             41      information;
             42          (iii) the disclosure is made to a criminal justice agency in a criminal investigation or
             43      prosecution;
             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;
             51      or
             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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