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H.B. 352





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.
             15      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          17-16a-4 (Effective 05/01/13), as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 347
             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 17-16a-4 (Effective 05/01/13) is amended to read:
             25           17-16a-4 (Effective 05/01/13). Prohibited use of official position -- Exception.
             26          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (3), it is an offense for an elected or appointed
             27      officer, under circumstances not amounting to a violation of Section 63G-6a-2304 or 76-8-105 ,

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

Legislative Review Note
    as of 2-20-13 11:59 AM

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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