Chief Sponsor: Lee B. Perry

Senate Sponsor: Daniel W. Thatcher

6     Cosponsors:
7     Brad M. Daw
Kelly B. Miles
Val K. Potter
Susan Pulsipher


10     General Description:
11          This bill requires the State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to conduct a
12     study on rampage violence.
13     Highlighted Provisions:
14          This bill:
15          ▸     defines terms;
16          ▸     requires the State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to conduct a study
17     on rampage violence;
18          ▸     authorizes the State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to contract with a
19     state agency, private entity, or research institution to assist in the study on rampage
20     violence;
21          ▸     requires the State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to report to the Law
22     Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee regarding the study on
23     rampage violence;
24          ▸     creates the Rampage Violence Prevention Study Fund; and
25          ▸     makes technical changes.
26     Money Appropriated in this Bill:

27          None
28     Other Special Clauses:
29          None
30     Utah Code Sections Affected:
31     AMENDS:
32          63I-2-263, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2019, Chapters 182, 240, 246, 325, 370,
33     and 483
34     ENACTS:
35          63M-7-213, Utah Code Annotated 1953
36          63M-7-213.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953

38     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
39          Section 1. Section 63I-2-263 is amended to read:
40          63I-2-263. Repeal dates, Title 63A to Title 63N.
41          (1) On July 1, 2020:
42          (a) Subsection 63A-1-203(5)(a)(i) is repealed; and
43          (b) in Subsection 63A-1-203(5)(a)(ii), the language that states "appointed on or after
44     May 8, 2018," is repealed.
45          [(2) Sections 63C-4a-307 and 63C-4a-309 are repealed January 1, 2020.]
46          [(3)] (2) Title 63C, Chapter 19, Higher Education Strategic Planning Commission is
47     repealed July 1, 2020.
48          [(4)] (3) The following sections regarding the World War II Memorial Commission are
49     repealed on July 1, 2020:
50          (a) Section 63G-1-801;
51          (b) Section 63G-1-802;
52          (c) Section 63G-1-803; and
53          (d) Section 63G-1-804.

54          [(5)] (4) In relation to the State Fair Park Committee, on January 1, 2021:
55          (a) Section 63H-6-104.5 is repealed; and
56          (b) Subsections 63H-6-104(8) and (9) are repealed.
57          [(6)] (5) Section 63H-7a-303 is repealed on July 1, 2022.
58          [(7)] (6) In relation to the Employability to Careers Program Board, on July 1, 2022:
59          (a) Subsection 63J-1-602.1(52) is repealed;
60          (b) Subsection 63J-4-301(1)(h), related to the review of data and metrics, is repealed;
61     and
62          (c) Title 63J, Chapter 4, Part 7, Employability to Careers Program, is repealed.
63          [(8)] (7) Section 63J-4-708 is repealed January 1, 2023.
64          (8) Sections 63M-7-213 and 63M-7-213.5 are repealed on January 1, 2023.
65          Section 2. Section 63M-7-213 is enacted to read:
66          63M-7-213. Study on rampage violence -- Report.
67          (1) As used in this section:
68          (a) "Perpetrator" means an individual responsible for a rampage violence incident.
69          (b) "Rampage violence incident" means a violent act or shooting that occurs in a place
70     of public use and results in at least three fatalities.
71          (2) Before October 2022, the State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice shall
72     conduct a study on rampage violence incidents.
73          (3) The study described in Subsection (2) shall:
74          (a) evaluate rampage violence incidents that have occurred in the United States by
75     researching, for each rampage violence incident evaluated:
76          (i) where the rampage violence incident took place;
77          (ii) the duration of the rampage violence incident;
78          (iii) the weapon used in the rampage violence incident;
79          (iv) whether the perpetrator:
80          (A) had any history of mental illness, substance abuse, criminal or domestic violence

81     charges, or making violent threats; or
82          (B) experienced a significant life stressor before the rampage violence incident;
83          (v) the age and gender of the perpetrator; and
84          (vi) any apparent motive of the perpetrator for the rampage violence incident;
85          (b) evaluate rampage violence incidents that have occurred in the state in the manner
86     described in Subsection (3)(a); and
87          (c) examine policies or legislation enacted in the United States in response to a
88     rampage violence incident and the effectiveness of the policies or legislation.
89          (4) The State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice shall ensure that the study
90     described in Subsection (2) is conducted:
91          (a) in an unbiased manner with no preconceived notions about potential results; and
92          (b) by a multidisciplinary team comprised of individuals who represent the following
93     disciplines:
94          (i) public health;
95          (ii) mental health;
96          (iii) social science; and
97          (iv) criminal science.
98          (5) The State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice may contract with another
99     state agency, private entity, or research institution to assist the State Commission on Criminal
100     and Juvenile Justice with the study described in Subsection (2).
101          (6) (a) Before November 30, 2022, the State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile
102     Justice shall submit to the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee a final
103     report regarding the study described in Subsection (2), including proposed legislation and
104     recommendations for prevention of rampage violence incidents.
105          (b) The final report shall include references to all sources of information and data used
106     in the final report and study.
107          Section 3. Section 63M-7-213.5 is enacted to read:

108          63M-7-213.5. Rampage Violence Prevention Study Fund.
109          (1) There is created an expendable special revenue fund known as the "Rampage
110     Violence Prevention Study Fund."
111          (2) The fund shall consist of:
112          (a) gifts, grants, donations, or any other conveyance of money that may be made to the
113     fund from public or private individuals or entities; and
114          (b) interest earned on money in the fund.
115          (3) The State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice shall administer the fund
116     in accordance with this section.
117          (4) (a) The State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice shall award fund
118     money to an entity or individual for the purpose of administering the study described in Section
119     63M-7-213.
120          (b) Fund money may only be used for the purposes described in this Subsection (4).
121          (5) The state treasurer shall invest the money in the fund under Title 51, Chapter 7,
122     State Money Management Act, except that all interest and other earnings derived from the fund
123     shall be deposited into the fund.
124          (6) Before November 30, 2021, the State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
125     shall submit to the Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee a
126     written report regarding the status of the fund, including the contributions received and
127     expenditures made from the fund.