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S.B. 233 Enrolled






Chief Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

House Sponsor: Ronda Rudd Menlove

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act regarding immunity from
             11      specified provisions concerning consuming and supplying alcohol.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    provides that if a person is unlawfully intoxicated or provides alcohol to a minor,
             15      and the person seeks emergency assistance for a third party due to that party's
             16      consumption of alcohol, the person is immune from prosecution under specified
             17      circumstances, including if the person provides the person's identity and cooperates
             18      with emergency personnel and peace officers.
             19      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          None
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      ENACTS:
             25          32B-4-423, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             26      REPEALS:
             27          32B-4-210, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 329
             29      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

             30          Section 1. Section 32B-4-423 is enacted to read:
             31          32B-4-423. Immunity regarding alcohol consumption offenses when seeking
             32      emergency aid for another person.
             33          (1) A law enforcement officer may not cite or arrest a person solely because of a
             34      person's violation of a provision under Subsection (2) if the officer came into contact with the
             35      person because:
             36          (a) the person had requested or acted in concert with another person to request
             37      emergency medical assistance for a third party who reasonably appeared to be in need of
             38      medical care due to the consumption of alcohol;
             39          (b) the officer was responding to the request for emergency medical assistance;
             40          (c) the person provided to the officer the person's name and identifying information as
             41      requested by the officer;
             42          (d) the person remained at the location where the third party was located until
             43      emergency medical response personnel arrived at the location; and
             44          (e) the person cooperated with the emergency medical assistance personnel and law
             45      enforcement officers at the location.
             46          (2) Offenses referred to in Subsection (1) are violations of:
             47          (a) Section 32B-4-403 regarding the unlawful sale, offer for sale, or furnishing of
             48      alcohol to a minor;
             49          (b) Subsection 32B-4-409 (1) regarding the unlawful purchase, possession, or
             50      consumption of alcohol by a minor; and
             51          (c) Subsection 76-9-701 (1) regarding intoxication when the offense involves
             52      consumption of alcohol.
             53          (3) An officer who declines to cite or arrest a person while acting in good faith under
             54      Subsection (1) is not civilly liable.
             55          Section 2. Repealer.
             56          This bill repeals:
             57          Section 32B-4-210, Sentencing considerations.


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