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S.B. 130 Enrolled

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SECURITY PERSONNEL LICENSING ACT AMENDMENTS

             2     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Margaret Dayton

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House Sponsor: Keith Grover

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Security Personnel Licensing Act.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    modifies the Security Personnel Licensing Act by:
             13              .    adding an additional board member; and
             14              .    changing the requirements for an applicant to be licensed as an armored car
             15      company or a contract security company; and
             16          .    makes technical changes.
             17      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          58-63-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 246
             24          58-63-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 183
             25          58-63-304, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapters 63 and 72
             26     
             27      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             28          Section 1. Section 58-63-201 is amended to read:
             29           58-63-201. Board -- Duties.


             30          (1) There is created the Security Services Licensing Board consisting of:
             31          (a) two individuals who are officers or owners of a licensed contract security company;
             32          (b) one individual who is an officer or owner of a licensed armored car company;
             33          (c) one individual from among nominees of the Utah [Sheriff's] Sheriffs' Association;
             34          (d) one individual from among nominees of the Utah [Chief's] Chiefs of Police
             35      Association; and
             36          (e) [one individual] two individuals representing the general public.
             37          (2) (a) The executive director shall appoint board members in accordance with Section
             38      58-1-201 .
             39          (b) A board member serves in accordance with Section 58-1-201 .
             40          (3) (a) The board shall carry out its duties and responsibilities in accordance with
             41      Sections 58-1-202 and 58-1-203 .
             42          (b) The board shall designate one of its members on a permanent or rotating basis to:
             43          (i) assist the division in reviewing a complaint concerning the unlawful or
             44      unprofessional conduct of a person licensed under this chapter; and
             45          (ii) advise the division in its investigation of the complaint.
             46          (4) A board member who, under Subsection (3), has reviewed a complaint or advised
             47      in its investigation is disqualified from participating with the board when the board serves as a
             48      presiding officer in an adjudicative proceeding concerning the complaint.
             49          Section 2. Section 58-63-302 is amended to read:
             50           58-63-302. Qualifications for licensure.
             51          (1) Each applicant for licensure as an armored car company or a contract security
             52      company shall:
             53          (a) submit an application in a form prescribed by the division;
             54          (b) pay a fee determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504 ;
             55          (c) have a qualifying agent who:
             56          (i) [(A)] is a resident of the state and an officer, director, partner, proprietor, or
             57      manager of the applicant; [and]


             58          [(B)] (ii) passes an examination component established by rule by the division in
             59      collaboration with the board; and
             60          [(ii)] (iii) (A) demonstrates 6,000 hours of compensated experience as a manager,
             61      supervisor, or administrator of an armored car company or a contract security company; or
             62          (B) demonstrates 6,000 hours of supervisory experience acceptable to the division in
             63      collaboration with the board with a federal, United States military, state, county, or municipal
             64      law enforcement agency;
             65          (d) if a corporation, provide:
             66          (i) the names, addresses, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers of all corporate
             67      officers, directors, and those responsible management personnel employed within the state or
             68      having direct responsibility for managing operations of the applicant within the state; and
             69          (ii) the names, addresses, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers, of all
             70      shareholders owning 5% or more of the outstanding shares of the corporation, unless waived by
             71      the division if the stock is publicly listed and traded;
             72          (e) if a limited liability company, provide:
             73          (i) the names, addresses, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers of all company
             74      officers, and those responsible management personnel employed within the state or having
             75      direct responsibility for managing operations of the applicant within the state; and
             76          (ii) the names, addresses, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers of all individuals
             77      owning 5% or more of the equity of the company;
             78          (f) if a partnership, provide the names, addresses, dates of birth, and Social Security
             79      numbers of all general partners, and those responsible management personnel employed within
             80      the state or having direct responsibility for managing operations of the applicant within the
             81      state;
             82          (g) if a proprietorship, provide the names, addresses, dates of birth, and Social Security
             83      numbers of the proprietor, and those responsible management personnel employed within the
             84      state or having direct responsibility for managing operations of the applicant within the state;
             85          (h) have good moral character in that officers, directors, shareholders described in


             86      Subsection (1)(d)(ii), partners, proprietors, and responsible management personnel have not
             87      been convicted of:
             88          (i) a felony;
             89          (ii) a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude; or
             90          (iii) a crime that when considered with the duties and responsibilities of a contract
             91      security company or an armored car company by the division and the board indicates that the
             92      best interests of the public are not served by granting the applicant a license;
             93          (i) document that none of the applicant's officers, directors, shareholders described in
             94      Subsection (1)(d)(ii), partners, proprietors, and responsible management personnel:
             95          (i) have been declared by a court of competent jurisdiction incompetent by reason of
             96      mental defect or disease and not been restored; and
             97          (ii) currently suffer from habitual drunkenness or from drug addiction or dependence;
             98          (j) file and maintain with the division evidence of:
             99          (i) comprehensive general liability insurance in a form and in amounts established by
             100      rule by the division in collaboration with the board;
             101          (ii) workers' compensation insurance that covers employees of the applicant in
             102      accordance with applicable Utah law;
             103          (iii) registration with the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code; and
             104          (iv) registration as required by applicable law with the:
             105          (A) Unemployment Insurance Division in the Department of Workforce Services, for
             106      purposes of Title 35A, Chapter 4, Employment Security Act;
             107          (B) State Tax Commission; and
             108          (C) Internal Revenue Service; and
             109          (k) meet with the division and board if requested by the division or board.
             110          (2) Each applicant for licensure as an armed private security officer shall:
             111          (a) submit an application in a form prescribed by the division;
             112          (b) pay a fee determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504 ;
             113          (c) have good moral character in that the applicant has not been convicted of:


             114          (i) a felony;
             115          (ii) a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude; or
             116          (iii) a crime that when considered with the duties and responsibilities of an armed
             117      private security officer by the division and the board indicates that the best interests of the
             118      public are not served by granting the applicant a license;
             119          (d) not have been declared incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction by reason
             120      of mental defect or disease and not been restored;
             121          (e) not be currently suffering from habitual drunkenness or from drug addiction or
             122      dependence;
             123          (f) successfully complete basic education and training requirements established by rule
             124      by the division in collaboration with the board;
             125          (g) successfully complete firearms training requirements established by rule by the
             126      division in collaboration with the board;
             127          (h) pass the examination requirement established by rule by the division in
             128      collaboration with the board; and
             129          (i) meet with the division and board if requested by the division or the board.
             130          (3) Each applicant for licensure as an unarmed private security officer shall:
             131          (a) submit an application in a form prescribed by the division;
             132          (b) pay a fee determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504 ;
             133          (c) have good moral character in that the applicant has not been convicted of:
             134          (i) a felony;
             135          (ii) a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude; or
             136          (iii) a crime that when considered with the duties and responsibilities of an unarmed
             137      private security officer by the division and the board indicates that the best interests of the
             138      public are not served by granting the applicant a license;
             139          (d) not have been declared incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction by reason
             140      of mental defect or disease and not been restored;
             141          (e) not be currently suffering from habitual drunkenness or from drug addiction or


             142      dependence;
             143          (f) successfully complete basic education and training requirements established by rule
             144      by the division in collaboration with the board;
             145          (g) pass the examination requirement established by rule by the division in
             146      collaboration with the board; and
             147          (h) meet with the division and board if requested by the division or board.
             148          (4) Each applicant for licensure as an armored car security officer shall:
             149          (a) submit an application in a form prescribed by the division;
             150          (b) pay a fee determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504 ;
             151          (c) have good moral character in that the applicant has not been convicted of:
             152          (i) a felony;
             153          (ii) a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude; or
             154          (iii) a crime that when considered with the duties and responsibilities of an armored car
             155      security officer by the division and the board indicates that the best interests of the public are
             156      not served by granting the applicant a license;
             157          (d) not have been declared incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction by reason
             158      of mental defect or disease and not been restored;
             159          (e) not be currently suffering from habitual drunkenness or from drug addiction or
             160      dependence;
             161          (f) successfully complete basic education and training requirements established by rule
             162      by the division in collaboration with the board;
             163          (g) successfully complete firearms training requirements established by rule by the
             164      division in collaboration with the board;
             165          (h) pass the examination requirements established by rule by the division in
             166      collaboration with the board; and
             167          (i) meet with the division and board if requested by the division or the board.
             168          (5) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             169      division may make a rule establishing when the division shall request a Federal Bureau of


             170      Investigation records' review for an applicant.
             171          (6) To determine if an applicant meets the qualifications of Subsections (1)(h), (2)(c),
             172      (3)(c), and (4)(c), the division shall provide an appropriate number of copies of fingerprint
             173      cards to the Department of Public Safety with the division's request to:
             174          (a) conduct a search of records of the Department of Public Safety for criminal history
             175      information relating to each applicant for licensure under this chapter and each applicant's
             176      officers, directors, shareholders described in Subsection (1)(d)(ii), partners, proprietors, and
             177      responsible management personnel; and
             178          (b) forward to the Federal Bureau of Investigation a fingerprint card of each applicant
             179      requiring a check of records of the [F.B.I.] FBI for criminal history information under this
             180      section.
             181          (7) The Department of Public Safety shall send the division:
             182          (a) a written record of criminal history, or certification of no criminal history record, as
             183      contained in the records of the Department of Public Safety in a timely manner after receipt of
             184      a fingerprint card from the division and a request for review of Department of Public Safety
             185      records; and
             186          (b) the results of the [F.B.I.] FBI review concerning an applicant in a timely manner
             187      after receipt of information from the [F.B.I.] FBI.
             188          (8) (a) The division shall charge each applicant a fee, in accordance with Section
             189      63J-1-504 , equal to the cost of performing the records reviews under this section.
             190          (b) The division shall pay the Department of Public Safety the costs of all records
             191      reviews, and the Department of Public Safety shall pay the [F.B.I.] FBI the costs of records
             192      reviews under this chapter.
             193          (9) The division shall use or disseminate the information it obtains from the reviews of
             194      criminal history records of the Department of Public Safety and the [F.B.I.] FBI only to
             195      determine if an applicant for licensure under this chapter is qualified for licensure.
             196          Section 3. Section 58-63-304 is amended to read:
             197           58-63-304. Exemptions from licensure.


             198          (1) In addition to the exemptions from licensure in Section 58-1-307 , [the following
             199      individuals] an individual may engage in acts regulated under this chapter without being
             200      licensed under this chapter if the individual is:
             201          (a) a peace officer employed by, or licensed as, a contract security company, as
             202      provided in Subsection (2); [and] or
             203          (b) [a person] employed by a contract security company for the sole purpose of
             204      operating or staffing security apparatus, including a magnetometer, magnetometer wand, x-ray
             205      viewing device, or other device approved by rule of the division.
             206          (2) A peace officer may only engage in off-duty employment as a security officer if:
             207          (a) the law enforcement agency employing the peace officer has a written policy
             208      regarding peace officer employees working while off duty as a security officer and the written
             209      policy [shall address] addresses the issue of financial responsibility;
             210          (b) the agency's chief administrative officer, or that officer's designee, provides written
             211      authorization for an off-duty peace officer to work as a security officer; and
             212          (c) the business or entity employing the off-duty peace officer to work as a security
             213      officer complies with state and federal income reporting and withholding requirements
             214      regarding the off-duty officer's wages.
             215          (3) In addition to the exemptions from licensure in Section 58-1-307 , [a person] an
             216      individual holding a valid license as an armed private security officer under this chapter may
             217      also function as an unarmed private security officer without the additional license.
             218          (4) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             219      division may make rules approving security apparatus under Subsection (1)(b).


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