7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the Utah Criminal Code regarding bigamy.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ revises the definition of bigamy Ĥ→ [
12a ▸ modifies the criminal penalty ←Ĥ
13 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
15 Other Special Clauses:
16 Ĥ→ [
17 Utah Code Sections Affected:
19 76-7-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 296
20 76-7-101.5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 6
22 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
23 Section 1. Section 76-7-101 is amended to read:
24 76-7-101. Bigamy -- Defense.
25 (1) A person is guilty of bigamy when, knowing [
26 or knowing the other person has a husband or wife, the person purports to marry [
27 other person [or]
27a other person.
28 (2) Bigamy is a Ĥ→ [
28a Ĥ→ [
28b misdemeanor ←Ĥ
29 (3) It [
30 accused and the other person were legally eligible to remarry.
31 Section 2. Section 76-7-101.5 is amended to read:
32 76-7-101.5. Child bigamy -- Penalty.
33 (1) An actor 18 years of age or older is guilty of child bigamy when, knowing he or she
34 has a wife or husband, or knowing that a person under 18 years of age has a wife or husband,
35 the actor carries out the following with the person who is under 18 years of age:
36 (a) purports to marry the person who is under 18 years of age; [
37 (b) Ĥ→ [
38 (2) A violation of Subsection (1) is a second degree felony.
38a Ĥ→ Section 3. Effective date.
38b If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect upon
38c approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
38d Constitution, Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
38e the date of veto override. ←Ĥ
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