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S.B. 260

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SEX OFFENDER AND KIDNAP OFFENDER REGISTRATION

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AMENDMENTS

             3     
2014 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Daniel W. Thatcher

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House Sponsor: Eric K. Hutchings

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill amends certain sex offender and kidnap offender registration provisions.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    requires a sex offender to register the sex offender's driver license or identification
             14      card with the Department of Corrections; and
             15          .    requires the Department of Corrections to provide that the Sex Offender and Kidnap
             16      Offender Notification and Registration website be searchable by the offender's
             17      driver license number or identification card number by July 1, 2015.
             18      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24           77-41-105 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 145 and last amended by
             25      Coordination Clause, Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 382
             26           77-41-110 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 145 and last amended by
             27      Coordination Clause, Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 382


             28     
             29      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             30          Section 1. Section 77-41-105 is amended to read:
             31           77-41-105. Registration of offenders -- Offender responsibilities.
             32          (1) An offender convicted by any other jurisdiction is required to register under
             33      Subsection (3) and Subsection 77-41-102 (9) or (16). The offender shall register with the
             34      department within 10 days of entering the state, regardless of the offender's length of stay.
             35          (2) (a) An offender required to register under Subsection 77-41-102 (9) or (16) who is
             36      under supervision by the department shall register with Division of Adult Probation and Parole.
             37          (b) An offender required to register under Subsection 77-41-102 (9) or (16) who is no
             38      longer under supervision by the department shall register with the police department or sheriff's
             39      office that has jurisdiction over the area where the offender resides.
             40          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsections (3)(b), (c), and (4), and Section 77-41-106 ,
             41      an offender shall, for the duration of the sentence and for 10 years after termination of sentence
             42      or custody of the division, register every year during the month of the offender's birth, during
             43      the month that is the sixth month after the offender's birth month, and also within three
             44      business days of every change of the offender's primary residence, any secondary residences,
             45      place of employment, vehicle information, or educational information required to be submitted
             46      under Subsection (8).
             47          (b) Except as provided in Subsections (4), (5), and Section 77-41-106 , an offender who
             48      is convicted in another jurisdiction of an offense listed in Subsection 77-41-102 (9)(a) or
             49      (16)(a), a substantially similar offense, or any other offense that requires registration in the
             50      jurisdiction of conviction, shall:
             51          (i) register for the time period, and in the frequency, required by the jurisdiction where
             52      the offender was convicted if that jurisdiction's registration period or registration frequency
             53      requirement for the offense that the offender was convicted of is greater than the 10 years from
             54      completion of the sentence registration period that is required under Subsection (3)(a), or is
             55      more frequent than every six months; or
             56          (ii) register in accordance with the requirements of Subsection (3)(a), if the
             57      jurisdiction's registration period or frequency requirement for the offense that the offender was
             58      convicted of is less than the registration period required under Subsection (3)(a), or is less


             59      frequent than every six months.
             60          (c) (i) An offender convicted as an adult of any of the offenses listed in Section
             61      77-41-106 shall, for the offender's lifetime, register every year during the month of the
             62      offender's birth, during the month that is the sixth month after the offender's birth month, and
             63      also within three business days of every change of the offender's primary residence, any
             64      secondary residences, place of employment, vehicle information, or educational information
             65      required to be submitted under Subsection (8).
             66          (ii) This registration requirement is not subject to exemptions and may not be
             67      terminated or altered during the offender's lifetime.
             68          (4) Notwithstanding Subsection (3) and Section 77-41-106 , an offender who is
             69      confined in a secure facility or in a state mental hospital is not required to register during the
             70      period of confinement.
             71          (5) In the case of an offender adjudicated in another jurisdiction as a juvenile and
             72      required to register under this chapter, the offender shall register in the time period and in the
             73      frequency consistent with the requirements of this Subsection (5). However, if the jurisdiction
             74      of the offender's adjudication does not publish the offender's information on a public website,
             75      the department shall maintain, but not publish the offender's information on the Sex Offender
             76      and Kidnap Offender Registration website.
             77          (6) An offender who is required to register under Subsection (3) shall surrender the
             78      offender's license, certificate, or identification card as required under Subsection 53-3-216 (3)
             79      or 53-3-807 (4) and may apply for a license certificate or identification card as provided under
             80      Section 53-3-205 or 53-3-804 .
             81          (7) A sex offender who violates Section 77-27-21.8 while required to register under
             82      this chapter shall register for an additional five years subsequent to the registration period
             83      otherwise required under this chapter.
             84          (8) An offender shall provide the department or the registering entity with the
             85      following information:
             86          (a) all names and aliases by which the offender is or has been known;
             87          (b) the addresses of the offender's primary and secondary residences;
             88          (c) a physical description, including the offender's date of birth, height, weight, eye and
             89      hair color;


             90          (d) the make, model, color, year, plate number, and vehicle identification number of
             91      any vehicle or vehicles the offender owns or regularly drives;
             92          (e) a current photograph of the offender;
             93          (f) a set of fingerprints, if one has not already been provided;
             94          (g) a DNA specimen, taken in accordance with Section 53-10-404 , if one has not
             95      already been provided;
             96          (h) telephone numbers and any other designations used by the offender for routing or
             97      self-identification in telephonic communications from fixed locations or cellular telephones;
             98          (i) Internet identifiers and the addresses the offender uses for routing or
             99      self-identification in Internet communications or postings;
             100          (j) the name and Internet address of all websites on which the offender is registered
             101      using an online identifier, including all online identifiers used to access those websites;
             102          (k) a copy of the offender's passport, if a passport has been issued to the offender;
             103          (l) if the offender is an alien, all documents establishing the offender's immigration
             104      status;
             105          (m) all professional licenses that authorize the offender to engage in an occupation or
             106      carry out a trade or business, including any identifiers, such as numbers;
             107          (n) each educational institution in Utah at which the offender is employed, carries on a
             108      vocation, or is a student, and any change of enrollment or employment status of the offender at
             109      any educational institution;
             110          (o) the name and the address of any place where the offender is employed or will be
             111      employed;
             112          (p) the name and the address of any place where the offender works as a volunteer or
             113      will work as a volunteer; [and]
             114          (q) the offender's Social Security number[.]; and
             115          (r) the offender's current driver license or identification card number in accordance
             116      with Section 53-3-806.5 .
             117          (9) Notwithstanding Section 42-1-1 , an offender:
             118          (a) may not change the offender's name:
             119          (i) while under the jurisdiction of the department; and
             120          (ii) until the registration requirements of this statute have expired; and


             121          (b) may not change the offender's name at any time, if registration is for life under
             122      Subsection 77-41-105 (3)(c).
             123          (10) Notwithstanding Subsections (8)(i) and (j) and 77-41-103 (1)(c), an offender is not
             124      required to provide the department with:
             125          (a) the offender's online identifier and password used exclusively for the offender's
             126      employment on equipment provided by an employer and used to access the employer's private
             127      network; or
             128          (b) online identifiers for the offender's financial accounts, including any bank,
             129      retirement, or investment accounts.
             130          Section 2. Section 77-41-110 is amended to read:
             131           77-41-110. Sex offender and kidnap offender registry -- Department to maintain.
             132          (1) The department shall maintain a Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender Notification
             133      and Registration website on the Internet, which shall contain a disclaimer informing the public:
             134          (a) the information contained on the site is obtained from offenders and the department
             135      does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness;
             136          (b) members of the public are not allowed to use the information to harass or threaten
             137      offenders or members of their families; and
             138          (c) harassment, stalking, or threats against offenders or their families are prohibited and
             139      doing so may violate Utah criminal laws.
             140          (2) The Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender Notification and Registration website shall
             141      be indexed by [both]:
             142          (a) the surname of the offender [and by];
             143          (b) postal codes[.]; and
             144          (c) on or before July 1, 2015, the offender's current driver license or identification card
             145      number in accordance with Section 53-3-806.5 .
             146          (3) The department shall construct the Sex Offender Notification and Registration
             147      website so that users, before accessing registry information, must indicate that they have read
             148      the disclaimer, understand it, and agree to comply with its terms.
             149          (4) Except as provided in Subsection [(5)] (6), the Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender
             150      Notification and Registration website shall include the following registry information:
             151          (a) all names and aliases by which the offender is or has been known, but not including


             152      any online or Internet identifiers;
             153          (b) the addresses of the offender's primary, secondary, and temporary residences;
             154          (c) a physical description, including the offender's date of birth, height, weight, and eye
             155      and hair color;
             156          (d) the make, model, color, year, and plate number of any vehicle or vehicles the
             157      offender owns or regularly drives;
             158          (e) a current photograph of the offender;
             159          (f) a list of all professional licenses that authorize the offender to engage in an
             160      occupation or carry out a trade or business;
             161          (g) each educational institution in Utah at which the offender is employed, carries on a
             162      vocation, or is a student;
             163          (h) a list of places where the offender works as a volunteer; and
             164          (i) the crimes listed in Subsections 77-41-102 (9) and (16) that the offender has been
             165      convicted of or for which the offender has been adjudicated delinquent in juvenile court.
             166          (5) The department, its personnel, and any individual or entity acting at the request or
             167      upon the direction of the department are immune from civil liability for damages for good faith
             168      compliance with this chapter and will be presumed to have acted in good faith by reporting
             169      information.
             170          (6) The department shall redact information that, if disclosed, could reasonably identify
             171      a victim.




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