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First Substitute H.B. 1004

Representative Michael E. Noel proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Michael E. Noel

Senate Sponsor: David P. Hinkins

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies sections of the Utah Code that were amended by H.B. 155, Federal
             10      Law Enforcement Amendments, and repeals all other provisions of Section
             11      53-13-106.5 .
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    removes all provisions enacted by H.B. 155, Federal Law Enforcement
             15      Amendments (2013 General Session), modifies Sections 53-13-106 and 76-8-512 to
             16      remove amendments that were made by the enactment of H.B. 155, and repeals
             17      Section 53-13-106.5 .
             18      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          This bill provides an immediate effective date.
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          53-13-106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapters 115 and 475
             25          76-8-512, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 475

             26      REPEALS:
             27          53-13-106.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapters 115 and 475
             29      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             30          Section 1. Section 53-13-106 is amended to read:
             31           53-13-106. Federal officers -- State law enforcement authority.
             32          (1) (a) "Federal officer" includes:
             33          (i) a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
             34          (ii) a special agent of the United States Secret Service;
             35          (iii) a special agent of the United States Department of Homeland Security, excluding a
             36      customs inspector or detention removal officer;
             37          (iv) a special agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms;
             38          (v) a special agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration;
             39          (vi) a United States marshal, deputy marshal, and special deputy United States marshal;
             40      and
             41          (vii) a [United States] U.S. postal inspector of the United States Postal Inspection
             42      Service.
             43          (b) (i) Federal officers listed in Subsection (1)(a) have statewide law enforcement
             44      authority relating to felony offenses under the laws of this state. This Subsection (1)(b)(i) takes
             45      precedence over Subsection (2).
             46          (ii) Federal agencies and federal employees [as defined in Subsection 53-13-106.5 (1)]
             47      may exercise law enforcement authority related to misdemeanor and felony offenses under
             48      Utah law only as [authorized by and in accordance with Subsections 53-13-106.5 (2) through
             49      (8)] established by an agreement. This Subsection (1)(b)(ii) takes precedence over Subsection
             50      (2).
             51          (c) The council may designate other federal peace officers, as necessary, if the officers:
             52          (i) are persons employed full-time by the United States government as federally
             53      recognized law enforcement officers primarily responsible for the investigation and
             54      enforcement of the federal laws;
             55          (ii) have successfully completed formal law enforcement training offered by an agency
             56      of the federal government consisting of not less than 400 hours; and

             57          (iii) maintain in-service training in accordance with the standards set forth in Section
             58      53-13-103 .
             59          (2) Except as otherwise provided under Title 63L, Chapter 1, Federal Jurisdiction, and
             60      Title 77, Chapter 9, Uniform Act on Fresh Pursuit, a federal officer may exercise state law
             61      enforcement authority only if:
             62          (a) the state law enforcement agencies and county sheriffs with jurisdiction enter into
             63      an agreement with the federal agency to be given authority; and
             64          (b) except as provided in Subsection (3), each federal officer employed by the federal
             65      agency meets the waiver requirements set forth in Section 53-6-206 .
             66          (3) A federal officer working as such in the state on or before July 1, 1995, may
             67      exercise state law enforcement authority without meeting the waiver requirement.
             68          (4) At any time, consistent with any contract with a federal agency, a state or local law
             69      enforcement authority may withdraw state law enforcement authority from any individual
             70      federal officer by sending written notice to the federal agency and to the division.
             71          (5) The authority of a federal officer under this section is limited to the jurisdiction of
             72      the authorizing state or local agency, and may be further limited by the state or local agency to
             73      enforcing specific statutes, codes, or ordinances.
             74          Section 2. Section 76-8-512 is amended to read:
             75           76-8-512. Impersonation of officer.
             76          A person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor who:
             77          (1) impersonates a public servant or a peace officer with intent to deceive another or
             78      with intent to induce another to submit to [the person's] his pretended official authority or to
             79      rely upon [the person's] his pretended official act;
             80          (2) falsely states [the person] he is a public servant or a peace officer with intent to
             81      deceive another or to induce another to submit to [the person's] his pretended official authority
             82      or to rely upon [the person's] his pretended official act; or
             83          (3) displays or possesses without authority any badge, identification card, other form of
             84      identification, any restraint device, or the uniform of any state or local governmental entity, or a
             85      reasonable facsimile of any of these items, with the intent to deceive another or with the intent
             86      to induce another to submit to [the person's] his pretended official authority or to rely upon the
             87      [person's] his pretended official act[; or].

             88          [(4) exercises law enforcement authority in violation of Section 53-13-106.5 and is an
             89      employee of the:]
             90          [(a) United States Bureau of Land Management; or]
             91          [(b) (i) United States Forest Service; and]
             92          [(ii) is not a certified law enforcement officer.]
             93          Section 3. Repealer.
             94          This bill repeals:
             95          Section 53-13-106.5, State limitations on functions of federal law enforcement
             96      officers.
             97          Section 4. Effective date.
             98          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             99      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             100      Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             101      the date of veto override.

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