Chief Sponsor: Marc K. Roberts

Senate Sponsor: ____________


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 that 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 a special effective date.
25     Utah Code Sections Affected:
26     ENACTS:
27          63G-19-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953

28          63G-19-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
29          63G-19-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
30          63G-19-104, Utah Code Annotated 1953
31          63G-19-105, Utah Code Annotated 1953

33     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
34          Section 1. Section 63G-19-101 is enacted to read:
35          63G-19-101. 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 bulk
39     telephone and email records or metadata on any citizen of the United States and claims the
40     legal authority to collect and store bulk telephone and email records or metadata of any citizen
41     of the United States without either the citizen's consent or a search warrant that particularly
42     describes the person, place, or thing to 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-19-102 is enacted to read:
46          63G-19-102. 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-19-103 is enacted to read:
50          63G-19-103. 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, 2015. In addition, a political subdivision that has borrowed funds
66     to enter into the contractual agreement shall terminate the contractual agreement upon the final
67     repayment of the borrowed funds or the termination of the current contractual agreement,
68     whichever occurs first.
69          Section 4. Section 63G-19-104 is enacted to read:
70          63G-19-104. 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-19-105 is enacted to read:
74          63G-19-105. Penalties.
75          (1) 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 agreement,
77     the enforcement of which violates Section 63G-19-103.
78          (2) A political subdivision denied state funds under Subsection (1) may once again
79     receive state funds when the political subdivision is fully compliant with the provisions of this
80     chapter.
81          Section 6. Effective date.
82          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
83     upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
84     Constitution, Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
85     the date of veto override.

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