7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies provisions related to jail release agreements and jail release court
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 ▸ defines terms;
14 ▸ modifies the conditions under which an arresting law enforcement agency may
15 release an individual arrested for certain offenses against a child or vulnerable adult
16 or sexual assault; and
17 ▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
18 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 53-10-403, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2015, Chapter 386
25 77-20-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2016, Chapter 234
26 77-36-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2016, Chapter 422
27 77-36-2.1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 113
28 77-36-2.4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 384
29 77-36-2.7, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 384
30 77-36-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 384
31 RENUMBERS AND AMENDS:
32 77-20-3.5, (Renumbered from 77-36-2.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2016,
33 Chapter 422)
35 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
36 Section 1. Section 53-10-403 is amended to read:
37 53-10-403. DNA specimen analysis -- Application to offenders, including minors.
38 (1) Sections 53-10-404, 53-10-404.5, 53-10-405, and 53-10-406 apply to any person
40 (a) has pled guilty to or has been convicted of any of the offenses under Subsection
41 (2)(a) or (b) on or after July 1, 2002;
42 (b) has pled guilty to or has been convicted by any other state or by the United States
43 government of an offense which if committed in this state would be punishable as one or more
44 of the offenses listed in Subsection (2)(a) or (b) on or after July 1, 2003;
45 (c) has been booked on or after January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2014, for any
46 offense under Subsection (2)(c);
47 (d) has been booked:
48 (i) by a law enforcement agency that is obtaining a DNA specimen on or after May 13,
49 2014, through December 31, 2014, under Subsection 53-10-404(4)(b) for any felony offense; or
50 (ii) on or after January 1, 2015, for any felony offense; or
51 (e) is a minor under Subsection (3).
52 (2) Offenses referred to in Subsection (1) are:
53 (a) any felony or class A misdemeanor under the Utah Code;
54 (b) any offense under Subsection (2)(a):
55 (i) for which the court enters a judgment for conviction to a lower degree of offense
56 under Section 76-3-402; or
57 (ii) regarding which the court allows the defendant to enter a plea in abeyance as
58 defined in Section 77-2a-1; or
59 (c) (i) any violent felony as defined in Section 53-10-403.5;
60 (ii) sale or use of body parts, Section 26-28-116;
61 (iii) failure to stop at an accident that resulted in death, Section 41-6a-401.5;
62 (iv) driving with any amount of a controlled substance in a person's body and causing
63 serious bodily injury or death, Subsection 58-37-8(2)(g);
64 (v) a felony violation of enticing a minor over the Internet, Section 76-4-401;
65 (vi) a felony violation of propelling a substance or object at a correctional officer, a
66 peace officer, or an employee or a volunteer, including health care providers, Section
68 (vii) aggravated human trafficking and aggravated human smuggling, Section
70 (viii) a felony violation of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, Section 76-5-401;
71 (ix) a felony violation of sexual abuse of a minor, Section 76-5-401.1;
72 (x) unlawful sexual contact with a 16 or 17-year old, Section 76-5-401.2;
73 (xi) sale of a child, Section 76-7-203;
74 (xii) aggravated escape, Subsection 76-8-309(2);
75 (xiii) a felony violation of assault on an elected official, Section 76-8-315;
76 (xiv) influencing, impeding, or retaliating against a judge or member of the Board of
77 Pardons and Parole, Section 76-8-316;
78 (xv) advocating criminal syndicalism or sabotage, Section 76-8-902;
79 (xvi) assembly for advocating criminal syndicalism or sabotage, Section 76-8-903;
80 (xvii) a felony violation of sexual battery, Section 76-9-702.1;
81 (xviii) a felony violation of lewdness involving a child, Section 76-9-702.5;
82 (xix) a felony violation of abuse or desecration of a dead human body, Section
84 (xx) manufacture, possession, sale, or use of a weapon of mass destruction, Section
86 (xxi) manufacture, possession, sale, or use of a hoax weapon of mass destruction,
87 Section 76-10-403;
88 (xxii) possession of a concealed firearm in the commission of a violent felony,
89 Subsection 76-10-504(4);
90 (xxiii) assault with the intent to commit bus hijacking with a dangerous weapon,
91 Subsection 76-10-1504(3);
92 (xxiv) commercial obstruction, Subsection 76-10-2402(2);
93 (xxv) a felony violation of failure to register as a sex or kidnap offender, Section
95 (xxvi) repeat violation of a protective order, Subsection 77-36-1.1(2)(c); or
96 (xxvii) violation of condition for release after arrest [
98 (3) A minor under Subsection (1) is a minor 14 years of age or older whom a Utah
99 court has adjudicated to be within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court due to the commission
100 of any offense described in Subsection (2), and who is:
101 (a) within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court on or after July 1, 2002 for an offense
102 under Subsection (2); or
103 (b) in the legal custody of the Division of Juvenile Justice Services on or after July 1,
104 2002 for an offense under Subsection (2).
105 Section 2. Section 77-20-1 is amended to read:
106 77-20-1. Right to bail -- Denial of bail -- Hearing.
107 (1) As used in this chapter:
108 (a) "Bail bond agency" means the same as that term is defined in Section 31A-35-102.
109 (b) "Surety" and "sureties" mean a surety insurer or a bail bond agency.
110 (c) "Surety insurer" means the same as that term is defined in Section 31A-35-102.
111 (2) A person charged with or arrested for a criminal offense shall be admitted to bail as
112 a matter of right, except if the person is charged with a:
113 (a) capital felony, when the court finds there is substantial evidence to support the
115 (b) felony committed while on probation or parole, or while free on bail awaiting trial
116 on a previous felony charge, when the court finds there is substantial evidence to support the
117 current felony charge;
118 (c) felony when there is substantial evidence to support the charge and the court finds
119 by clear and convincing evidence that the person would constitute a substantial danger to any
120 other person or to the community, or is likely to flee the jurisdiction of the court, if released on
121 bail; or
122 (d) felony when the court finds there is substantial evidence to support the charge and
123 it finds by clear and convincing evidence that the person violated a material condition of
124 release while previously on bail.
125 (3) Any person who may be admitted to bail may be released either on the person's own
126 recognizance or upon posting bail, on condition that the person appear in court for future court
127 proceedings in the case, and on any other conditions imposed in the discretion of the magistrate
128 or court that will reasonably:
129 (a) ensure the appearance of the accused;
130 (b) ensure the integrity of the court process;
131 (c) prevent direct or indirect contact with witnesses or victims by the accused, if
132 appropriate; and
133 (d) ensure the safety of the public.
134 (4) (a) Except as otherwise provided, the initial order denying or fixing the amount of
135 bail shall be issued by the magistrate or court issuing the warrant of arrest.
136 (b) A magistrate may set bail upon determining that there was probable cause for a
137 warrantless arrest.
138 (c) A bail commissioner may set bail in a misdemeanor case in accordance with
139 Sections 10-3-920 and 17-32-1.
140 (d) A person arrested for a violation of a jail release agreement or jail release order
141 issued [
142 (i) may not be released before the accused's first judicial appearance; and
143 (ii) may be denied bail by the court under Subsection [
145 (5) The magistrate or court may rely upon information contained in:
146 (a) the indictment or information;
147 (b) any sworn probable cause statement;
148 (c) information provided by any pretrial services agency; or
149 (d) any other reliable record or source.
150 (6) (a) A motion to modify the initial order may be made by a party at any time upon
151 notice to the opposing party sufficient to permit the opposing party to prepare for hearing and
152 to permit any victim to be notified and be present.
153 (b) Hearing on a motion to modify may be held in conjunction with a preliminary
154 hearing or any other pretrial hearing.
155 (c) The magistrate or court may rely on information as provided in Subsection (5) and
156 may base its ruling on evidence provided at the hearing so long as each party is provided an
157 opportunity to present additional evidence or information relevant to bail.
158 (7) Subsequent motions to modify bail orders may be made only upon a showing that
159 there has been a material change in circumstances.
160 (8) An appeal may be taken from an order of any court denying bail to the Supreme
161 Court, which shall review the determination under Subsection (2).
162 (9) For purposes of this section, any arrest or charge for a violation of Section
163 76-5-202, Aggravated murder, is a capital felony unless:
164 (a) the prosecutor files a notice of intent to not seek the death penalty; or
165 (b) the time for filing a notice to seek the death penalty has expired and the prosecutor
166 has not filed a notice to seek the death penalty.
167 Section 3. Section 77-20-3.5, which is renumbered from Section 77-36-2.5 is
168 renumbered and amended to read:
170 and other offenses -- Jail release agreements -- Jail release court orders.
171 (1) As used in this section:
172 (a) "Domestic violence" means the same as that term is defined in Section 77-36-1.
173 (b) "Jail release agreement" means a written agreement described in Subsection
174 77-20-3.5(3) that:
175 (i) limits the contact an individual arrested for a qualifying offense may have with an
176 alleged victim; and
177 (ii) specifies other conditions of release from jail.
178 (c) "Jail release court order" means a written court order issued in accordance with
179 Subsection 77-20-3.5(3) that:
180 (i) limits the contact an individual arrested for a qualifying offense may have with an
181 alleged victim; and
182 (ii) specifies other conditions of release from jail.
183 (d) "Minor" means an unemancipated individual who is younger than 18 years of age.
184 (e) "Offense against a child or vulnerable adult" means the commission or attempted
185 commission of an offense described in Section 76-5-109, 76-5-109.1, 76-5-110, or 76-5-111.
186 (f) "Qualifying offense" means:
187 (i) domestic violence;
188 (ii) an offense against a child or vulnerable adult; or
189 (iii) the commission or attempted commission of an offense described in Title 76,
190 Chapter 5, Part 4, Sexual Offenses.
192 person is released on bail, recognizance, or otherwise, the person may not personally contact
193 the alleged victim [
194 (b) A person who violates Subsection [
196 a qualifying offense, the person may not be released before:
197 (i) the matter is submitted to a magistrate in accordance with Section 77-7-23; or
198 (ii) the [
200 (b) The arresting officer shall ensure that the information presented to the magistrate
201 includes whether the alleged victim has made a waiver described in Subsection [
202 (c) If the magistrate determines there is probable cause to support the charge or charges
203 of [
204 (i) whether grounds exist to hold the arrested person without bail, in accordance with
205 Section 77-20-1;
206 (ii) if no grounds exist to hold the arrested person without bail, whether any release
207 conditions, including electronic monitoring, are necessary to protect the alleged victim; or
208 (iii) any bail that is required to guarantee the [
209 appearance in court.
210 (d) (i) The magistrate may not release a person arrested for [
211 qualifying offense before the person's initial court appearance[
212 jurisdiction over the offense for which the person was arrested, unless the arrested person
213 agrees in writing or the magistrate orders, as a release condition, that, until the arrested person
214 appears at the initial court appearance, the arrested person will not:
215 (A) have personal contact with the alleged victim;
216 (B) threaten or harass the alleged victim; or
217 (C) knowingly enter onto the premises of the alleged victim's residence or any premises
218 temporarily occupied by the alleged victim.
219 (ii) The magistrate shall schedule the appearance described in Subsection [
220 to take place no more than 96 hours after the time of the arrest.
221 (iii) The arrested person may make the appearance described in Subsection [
222 (3)(d)(i) by video if the arrested person is not released.
224 appear at the time scheduled by the magistrate [
226 (3)(d)(i) until the [
227 (b) If the prosecutor has not filed charges against a person who was arrested for a
229 magistrate under Subsection [
231 (i) may, upon the motion of the prosecutor and after allowing the [
232 opportunity to be heard on the motion, extend the release conditions described in Subsection
234 (ii) if the court grants the motion described in Subsection [
235 arrested person to appear at a time scheduled before the end of the granted extension.
237 (5) Except as provided in Subsection [
238 jail release agreement or [
239 court order expires at midnight [
243 (6) (a) After an arrest for [
244 who is not a minor may waive in writing the release conditions described in Subsection [
245 (3)(d)(i)(A) or (C). Upon waiver, those release conditions do not apply to the [
247 (b) A court or magistrate may modify the release conditions described in Subsection
250 in accordance with Subsection (3), the releasing agency shall:
251 (i) notify the arresting law enforcement agency of the release, conditions of release, and
252 any available information concerning the location of the alleged victim[
254 (ii) make a reasonable effort to notify the alleged victim of [
255 (iii) before releasing the arrested person, give the arrested person a copy of the jail
256 release agreement or the jail release court order.
257 (b) (i) When a person arrested for domestic violence is released pursuant to Subsection
259 information to the statewide domestic violence network described in Section 78B-7-113.
260 (ii) When a person arrested for domestic violence is released pursuant to Subsections
262 agreement is modified pursuant to Subsection [
263 the statewide domestic violence network described in Section 78B-7-113.
266 (c) This Subsection [
267 officer or agency, and the good faith immunity provided by Section 77-36-8 is applicable.
269 violated a jail release agreement or jail release court order [
272 (b) Any person who knowingly violates a jail release court order or jail release
273 agreement executed pursuant to Subsection [
274 (i) if the original arrest was for a felony, an offense under this section is a third degree
275 felony; or
276 (ii) if the original arrest was for a misdemeanor, an offense under this section is a class
277 A misdemeanor.
278 (c) City attorneys may prosecute class A misdemeanor violations under this section.
280 (9) A person who is arrested for a qualifying offense that is a felony [
282 without bail if there is substantial evidence to support a new felony charge against [
285 arresting officer shall provide the alleged victim with written notice containing:
286 (a) the release conditions described in Subsections [
287 notice that the alleged perpetrator will not be released, before appearing before the court with
288 jurisdiction over the offense for which the alleged perpetrator was arrested, unless:
289 (i) the alleged perpetrator enters into a written agreement to comply with the release
290 conditions; or
291 (ii) the magistrate orders the release conditions;
292 (b) notification of the penalties for violation of any jail release agreement or jail release
293 court order [
294 (c) notification that the alleged perpetrator is to personally appear in court on the next
295 day the court is open for business after the day of the arrest;
296 (d) the address of the appropriate court in the district or county in which the alleged
297 victim resides;
298 (e) the availability and effect of any waiver of the release conditions; and
299 (f) information regarding the availability of and procedures for obtaining civil and
300 criminal protective orders with or without the assistance of an attorney.
302 the arresting officer shall provide the alleged perpetrator with written notice containing:
303 (a) notification that the alleged perpetrator may not contact the alleged victim before
304 being released;
305 (b) the release conditions described in Subsections [
306 that the alleged perpetrator will not be released, before appearing before the court with
307 jurisdiction over the offense for which the alleged perpetrator was arrested, unless:
308 (i) the alleged perpetrator enters into a written agreement to comply with the release
309 conditions; or
310 (ii) the magistrate orders the release conditions;
311 (c) notification of the penalties for violation of any jail release agreement or jail release
312 court order [
313 (d) notification that the alleged perpetrator is to personally appear in court on the next
314 day the court is open for business after the day of the arrest.
315 (12) (a) A pretrial or sentencing protective order supercedes a jail release agreement or
316 jail release court order.
317 (b) If a court dismisses the charges for the qualifying offense that gave rise to a jail
318 release agreement or jail release court order, the court shall dismiss the jail release agreement
319 or jail release court order.
321 because of the unique and highly emotional nature of domestic violence crimes, the high
322 recidivism rate of violent offenders, and the demonstrated increased risk of continued acts of
323 violence subsequent to the release of an offender who has been arrested for domestic violence,
324 it is the finding of the Legislature that domestic violence crimes, as defined in Section 77-36-1,
325 are crimes for which bail may be denied if there is substantial evidence to support the charge,
326 and if the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that the alleged perpetrator would
327 constitute a substantial danger to an alleged victim of domestic violence if released on bail.
328 (14) The provisions of this section do not apply if the person arrested for the qualifying
329 offense is a minor, unless the qualifying offense is domestic violence.
330 Section 4. Section 77-36-1 is amended to read:
331 77-36-1. Definitions.
332 As used in this chapter:
333 (1) "Cohabitant" means the same as that term is defined in Section 78B-7-102.
334 (2) "Department" means the Department of Public Safety.
335 (3) "Divorced" means an individual who has obtained a divorce under Title 30, Chapter
336 3, Divorce.
337 (4) "Domestic violence" or "domestic violence offense" means any criminal offense
338 involving violence or physical harm or threat of violence or physical harm, or any attempt,
339 conspiracy, or solicitation to commit a criminal offense involving violence or physical harm,
340 when committed by one cohabitant against another. "Domestic violence" or "domestic
341 violence offense" also means commission or attempt to commit, any of the following offenses
342 by one cohabitant against another:
343 (a) aggravated assault, as described in Section 76-5-103;
344 (b) assault, as described in Section 76-5-102;
345 (c) criminal homicide, as described in Section 76-5-201;
346 (d) harassment, as described in Section 76-5-106;
347 (e) electronic communication harassment, as described in Section 76-9-201;
348 (f) kidnapping, child kidnapping, or aggravated kidnapping, as described in Sections
349 76-5-301, 76-5-301.1, and 76-5-302;
350 (g) mayhem, as described in Section 76-5-105;
351 (h) sexual offenses, as described in Title 76, Chapter 5, Part 4, Sexual Offenses, and
352 Section 76-5b-201, Sexual exploitation of a minor -- Offenses;
353 (i) stalking, as described in Section 76-5-106.5;
354 (j) unlawful detention or unlawful detention of a minor, as described in Section
356 (k) violation of a protective order or ex parte protective order, as described in Section
358 (l) any offense against property described in Title 76, Chapter 6, Part 1, Property
359 Destruction, Title 76, Chapter 6, Part 2, Burglary and Criminal Trespass, or Title 76, Chapter 6,
360 Part 3, Robbery;
361 (m) possession of a deadly weapon with intent to assault, as described in Section
363 (n) discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, near a highway, or in the direction of any
364 person, building, or vehicle, as described in Section 76-10-508;
365 (o) disorderly conduct, as defined in Section 76-9-102, if a conviction of disorderly
366 conduct is the result of a plea agreement in which the defendant was originally charged with a
367 domestic violence offense otherwise described in this Subsection (4). Conviction of disorderly
368 conduct as a domestic violence offense, in the manner described in this Subsection (4)(o), does
369 not constitute a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence under 18 U.S.C. Sec. 921, and is
370 exempt from the provisions of the federal Firearms Act, 18 U.S.C. Sec. 921 et seq.; or
371 (p) child abuse as described in Section 76-5-109.1.
372 (5) "Jail release agreement" means [
373 defined in Section 77-20-3.5.
378 (6) "Jail release court order" means [
379 defined in Section 77-20-3.5.
384 (7) "Marital status" means married and living together, divorced, separated, or not
386 (8) "Married and living together" means a man and a woman whose marriage was
387 solemnized under Section 30-1-4 or 30-1-6 and who are living in the same residence.
388 (9) "Not married" means any living arrangement other than married and living together,
389 divorced, or separated.
390 (10) "Pretrial protective order" means a written order:
391 (a) specifying and limiting the contact a person who has been charged with a domestic
392 violence offense may have with an alleged victim or other specified individuals; and
393 (b) specifying other conditions of release pursuant to Subsection [
394 77-20-3.5(3), Subsection 77-36-2.6(3), or Section 77-36-2.7, pending trial in the criminal case.
395 (11) "Sentencing protective order" means a written order of the court as part of
396 sentencing in a domestic violence case that limits the contact a person who has been convicted
397 of a domestic violence offense may have with a victim or other specified individuals pursuant
398 to Sections 77-36-5 and 77-36-5.1.
399 (12) "Separated" means a man and a woman who have had their marriage solemnized
400 under Section 30-1-4 or 30-1-6 and who are not living in the same residence.
401 (13) "Victim" means a cohabitant who has been subjected to domestic violence.
402 Section 5. Section 77-36-2.1 is amended to read:
403 77-36-2.1. Duties of law enforcement officers -- Notice to victims.
404 (1) A law enforcement officer who responds to an allegation of domestic violence shall
405 use all reasonable means to protect the victim and prevent further violence, including:
406 (a) taking the action that, in the officer's discretion, is reasonably necessary to provide
407 for the safety of the victim and any family or household member;
408 (b) confiscating the weapon or weapons involved in the alleged domestic violence;
409 (c) making arrangements for the victim and any child to obtain emergency housing or
411 (d) providing protection while the victim removes essential personal effects;
412 (e) arrange, facilitate, or provide for the victim and any child to obtain medical
413 treatment; and
414 (f) arrange, facilitate, or provide the victim with immediate and adequate notice of the
415 rights of victims and of the remedies and services available to victims of domestic violence, in
416 accordance with Subsection (2).
417 (2) (a) A law enforcement officer shall give written notice to the victim in simple
418 language, describing the rights and remedies available under this chapter, Title 78B, Chapter 7,
419 Part 1, Cohabitant Abuse Act, and Title 78B, Chapter 7, Part 2, Child Protective Orders.
420 (b) The written notice shall also include:
421 (i) a statement that the forms needed in order to obtain an order for protection are
422 available from the court clerk's office in the judicial district where the victim resides or is
423 temporarily domiciled;
424 (ii) a list of shelters, services, and resources available in the appropriate community,
425 together with telephone numbers, to assist the victim in accessing any needed assistance; and
426 (iii) the information required to be provided to both parties in accordance with
428 Section 6. Section 77-36-2.4 is amended to read:
429 77-36-2.4. Violation of protective orders -- Mandatory arrest -- Penalties.
430 (1) A law enforcement officer shall, without a warrant, arrest an alleged perpetrator
431 whenever there is probable cause to believe that the alleged perpetrator has violated any of the
432 provisions of an ex parte protective order or protective order.
433 (2) (a) Intentional or knowing violation of any ex parte protective order or protective
434 order is a class A misdemeanor, in accordance with Section 76-5-108, except where a greater
435 penalty is provided in this chapter, and is a domestic violence offense, pursuant to Section
437 (b) Second or subsequent violations of ex parte protective orders or protective orders
438 carry increased penalties, in accordance with Section 77-36-1.1.
439 (3) As used in this section, "ex parte protective order" or "protective order" includes:
440 (a) any protective order or ex parte protective order issued under Title 78B, Chapter 7,
441 Part 1, Cohabitant Abuse Act;
442 (b) any [
443 sentencing protective order issued under Title 77, Chapter 36, Cohabitant Abuse Procedures
445 (c) any child protective order or ex parte child protective order issued under Title 78B,
446 Chapter 7, Part 2, Child Protective Orders; or
447 (d) a foreign protection order enforceable under Title 78B, Chapter 7, Part 3, Uniform
448 Interstate Enforcement of Domestic Violence Protection Orders Act.
449 Section 7. Section 77-36-2.7 is amended to read:
450 77-36-2.7. Dismissal -- Diversion prohibited -- Plea in abeyance -- Pretrial
451 protective order pending trial.
452 (1) Because of the serious nature of domestic violence, the court, in domestic violence
454 (a) may not dismiss any charge or delay disposition because of concurrent divorce or
455 other civil proceedings;
456 (b) may not require proof that either party is seeking a dissolution of marriage before
457 instigation of criminal proceedings;
458 (c) shall waive any requirement that the victim's location be disclosed other than to the
459 defendant's attorney and order the defendant's attorney not to disclose the victim's location to
460 the client;
461 (d) shall identify, on the docket sheets, the criminal actions arising from acts of
462 domestic violence;
463 (e) may dismiss a charge on stipulation of the prosecutor and the victim; and
464 (f) may hold a plea in abeyance, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 2a, Pleas
465 in Abeyance, making treatment or any other requirement for the defendant a condition of that
467 (2) When the court holds a plea in abeyance in accordance with Subsection (1)(f), the
468 case against a perpetrator of domestic violence may be dismissed only if the perpetrator
469 successfully completes all conditions imposed by the court. If the defendant fails to complete
470 any condition imposed by the court under Subsection (1)(f), the court may accept the
471 defendant's plea.
472 (3) (a) Because of the likelihood of repeated violence directed at those who have been
473 victims of domestic violence in the past, when any defendant is charged with a crime involving
474 domestic violence, the court may, during any court hearing where the defendant is present,
475 issue a pretrial protective order, pending trial:
476 (i) enjoining the defendant from threatening to commit or committing acts of domestic
477 violence or abuse against the victim and any designated family or household member;
478 (ii) prohibiting the defendant from harassing, telephoning, contacting, or otherwise
479 communicating with the victim, directly or indirectly;
480 (iii) removing and excluding the defendant from the victim's residence and the
481 premises of the residence;
482 (iv) ordering the defendant to stay away from the residence, school, place of
483 employment of the victim, and the premises of any of these, or any specified place frequented
484 by the victim and any designated family member; and
485 (v) ordering any other relief that the court considers necessary to protect and provide
486 for the safety of the victim and any designated family or household member.
487 (b) Violation of an order issued pursuant to this section is punishable as follows:
488 (i) if the original arrest or subsequent charge filed is a felony, an offense under this
489 section is a third degree felony; and
490 (ii) if the original arrest or subsequent charge filed is a misdemeanor, an offense under
491 this section is a class A misdemeanor.
492 (c) (i) The court shall provide the victim with a certified copy of any pretrial protective
493 order that has been issued if the victim can be located with reasonable effort.
494 (ii) The court shall also transmit the pretrial protective order to the statewide domestic
495 violence network.
496 (d) Issuance of a pretrial or sentencing protective order supercedes a [
497 release agreement or [
499 (4) (a) When a court dismisses criminal charges or a prosecutor moves to dismiss
500 charges against a defendant accused of a domestic violence offense, the specific reasons for
501 dismissal shall be recorded in the court file and made a part of the statewide domestic violence
502 network described in Section 78B-7-113.
503 (b) The court shall transmit the dismissal to the statewide domestic violence network.
504 (c) Any pretrial protective orders, including jail release court orders and jail release
505 agreements, related to the dismissed domestic violence criminal charge shall also be dismissed.
506 (5) When the privilege of confidential communication between spouses, or the
507 testimonial privilege of spouses is invoked in any criminal proceeding in which a spouse is the
508 victim of an alleged domestic violence offense, the victim shall be considered to be an
509 unavailable witness under the Utah Rules of Evidence.
510 (6) The court may not approve diversion for a perpetrator of domestic violence.
511 Section 8. Section 77-36-6 is amended to read:
512 77-36-6. Enforcement of orders.
513 (1) Each law enforcement agency in this state shall enforce all orders of the court
514 issued pursuant to the requirements and procedures described in this chapter, and shall enforce:
515 (a) all protective orders and ex parte protective orders issued pursuant to Title 78B,
516 Chapter 7, Part 1, Cohabitant Abuse Act;
517 (b) [
518 sentencing protective orders; and
519 (c) all foreign protection orders enforceable under Title 78B, Chapter 7, Part 3,
520 Uniform Interstate Enforcement of Domestic Violence Protection Orders Act.
521 (2) The requirements of this section apply statewide, regardless of the jurisdiction in
522 which the order was issued or the location of the victim or the perpetrator.