7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This joint resolution modifies the Utah Rules of Evidence.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This resolution:
12 ▸ amends the Utah Rules of Evidence to include a rule that relates to the admissibility
13 of certain evidence in a case in which the defendant is accused of committing a hate
15 Special Clauses:
16 This resolution provides a special effective date.
17 Utah Rules of Evidence Affected:
19 Rule 417, Utah Rules of Evidence
21 Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, two-thirds of all members elected to each
22 of the two houses voting in favor thereof:
23 As provided in Utah Constitution Article VIII, Section 4, the Legislature may amend
24 rules of procedure and evidence adopted by the Utah Supreme Court upon a two-thirds vote of
25 all members of both houses of the Legislature:
26 Section 1. Rule 417, Utah Rules of Evidence is enacted to read:
27 Rule 417. Admissibility of Evidence of the Actor's Expression or Association in
28 Criminal Trials for Hate Crimes.
29 In a criminal case in which the defendant is accused of committing a hate crime,
30 evidence of the defendant's expressions or associations may not be introduced, unless the
32 (1) specifically relates to the hate crime charged; or
33 (2) is introduced for impeachment.
34 Section 2. Effective date.
35 This resolution takes effect upon approval by a constitutional two-thirds vote of all
36 members elected to each house.