H.B. 161






Chief Sponsor: Marc K. Roberts

Senate Sponsor: ____________

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill prohibits cooperation between a federal agency that collects electronic data
             11      and any political subdivisions of the state.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    directs the following entities and their employees to refuse support to any federal
             15      agency which collects electronic data within this state:
             16              .    political subdivisions; and
             17              .    contractors who have contracted with the state, political subdivisions, or state
             18      agencies;
             19          .    provides that any citizen may bring an action to enforce the refusal; and
             20          .    provides penalties for violations.
             21      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             22          None
             23      Other Special Clauses:
             24          This bill provides an immediate effective date.
             25      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             26      ENACTS:
             27           63G-18-101 , Utah Code Annotated 1953

             28           63G-18-102 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             29           63G-18-103 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             30           63G-18-104 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             31           63G-18-105 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             33      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             34          Section 1. Section 63G-18-101 is enacted to read:
             35          63G-18-101. Definition.
             36          As used in this chapter, "federal data collection and surveillance agency" means a
             37      federal agency that:
             38          (1) is involved in the routine surveillance or involuntary collection and storage of
             39      electronic data or metadata on any citizen of the United States and claims the legal authority to
             40      collect and store electronic data or metadata of any citizen of the United States without either
             41      the citizen's consent or a search warrant that particularly describes the person, place, or thing to
             42      be searched or seized; or
             43          (2) manages property or facilities on behalf of or in support of a federal agency
             44      described in Subsection (1).
             45          Section 2. Section 63G-18-102 is enacted to read:
             46          63G-18-102. Judicial interpretation.
             47          Utah courts should interpret this chapter to meet the Legislature's objective, which is to
             48      refuse material support or assistance to any federal data collection and surveillance agency.
             49          Section 3. Section 63G-18-103 is enacted to read:
             50          63G-18-103. Prohibition.
             51          (1) Notwithstanding any law, regulation, rule, or order to the contrary, a political
             52      subdivision of this state, or an employee or elected official of a political subdivision acting in
             53      the official's or employee's official capacity, may not:
             54          (a) provide material support or assistance in any form to any federal data collection and
             55      surveillance agency;
             56          (b) use any assets, state funds, or funds allocated by the state or a local entity, in whole
             57      or in part, to engage in any activity that aids a federal data collection and surveillance agency;
             58          (c) provide services or assist in any way with the provision of services to a federal data

             59      collection and surveillance agency; or
             60          (d) use any information in a criminal investigation or prosecution provided by a federal
             61      data collection and surveillance agency.
             62          (2) A political subdivision that has borrowed funds or entered into a contractual
             63      agreement to provide material support, assistance, or public utilities to a federal data collection
             64      and surveillance agency may not renew the contractual agreement upon expiration of the
             65      agreement in force on July 1, 2014. In addition, a political subdivision that has borrowed funds
             66      to enter into the contractual agreement shall terminate the contractual arrangement upon the
             67      final repayment of the borrowed funds or the termination of the current contractual
             68      arrangement, whichever occurs first.
             69          Section 4. Section 63G-18-104 is enacted to read:
             70          63G-18-104. Enforcement.
             71          Any citizen of this state may bring an action in a district court to enforce the provisions
             72      of this chapter.
             73          Section 5. Section 63G-18-105 is enacted to read:
             74          63G-18-105. Penalties.
             75          (1) (a) A political subdivision of this state may not receive state funds if the political
             76      subdivision adopts a rule, order, ordinance, or policy, or enters into a contractual arrangement,
             77      the enforcement of which violates Section 63G-18-103 .
             78          (b) A political subdivision denied state funds under Subsection (1)(a) may once again
             79      receive state funds when the political subdivision is fully compliant with the provisions of this
             80      chapter.
             81          (2) Any corporation or person that provides services to, or on behalf of, the state, and
             82      violates the prohibitions of Section 63G-18-103 , will be forever ineligible to act on behalf of,
             83      or provide services to, the state or any political subdivision of the state.
             84          Section 6. Effective date.
             85          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             86      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             87      Constitution, Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             88      the date of veto override.

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