7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill requires the State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to conduct a
10 study on rampage violence.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 ▸ defines terms;
14 ▸ requires the State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to conduct a study
15 on rampage violence;
16 ▸ authorizes the State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to contract with a
17 state agency, private entity, or research institution to assist in the study on rampage
19 ▸ requires the State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to report to the Law
20 Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee regarding the study on
21 rampage violence;
22 ▸ creates the Rampage Violence Prevention Study Fund; and
23 ▸ makes technical changes.
24 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
26 Other Special Clauses:
28 Utah Code Sections Affected:
30 63I-2-263, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2019, Chapters 182, 240, 246, 325, 370,
31 and 483
33 63M-7-213, Utah Code Annotated 1953
34 63M-7-213.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
36 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
37 Section 1. Section 63I-2-263 is amended to read:
38 63I-2-263. Repeal dates, Title 63A to Title 63N.
39 (1) On July 1, 2020:
40 (a) Subsection 63A-1-203(5)(a)(i) is repealed; and
41 (b) in Subsection 63A-1-203(5)(a)(ii), the language that states "appointed on or after
42 May 8, 2018," is repealed.
45 repealed July 1, 2020.
47 repealed on July 1, 2020:
48 (a) Section 63G-1-801;
49 (b) Section 63G-1-802;
50 (c) Section 63G-1-803; and
51 (d) Section 63G-1-804.
53 (a) Section 63H-6-104.5 is repealed; and
54 (b) Subsections 63H-6-104(8) and (9) are repealed.
57 (a) Subsection 63J-1-602.1(52) is repealed;
58 (b) Subsection 63J-4-301(1)(h), related to the review of data and metrics, is repealed;
60 (c) Title 63J, Chapter 4, Part 7, Employability to Careers Program, is repealed.
62 (8) Sections 63M-7-213 and 63M-7-213.5 are repealed on January 1, 2023.
63 Section 2. Section 63M-7-213 is enacted to read:
64 63M-7-213. Study on rampage violence -- Report.
65 (1) As used in this section:
66 (a) "Perpetrator" means an individual responsible for a rampage violence incident.
67 (b) "Rampage violence incident" means a violent act or shooting that occurs in a place
68 of public use and results in at least three fatalities.
69 (2) Before October 2022, the State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice shall
70 conduct a study on rampage violence incidents.
71 (3) The study described in Subsection (2) shall:
72 (a) evaluate rampage violence incidents that have occurred in the United States by
73 researching, for each rampage violence incident evaluated:
74 (i) where the rampage violence incident took place;
75 (ii) the duration of the rampage violence incident;
76 (iii) the weapon used in the rampage violence incident;
77 (iv) whether the perpetrator:
78 (A) had any history of mental illness, substance abuse, criminal or domestic violence
79 charges, or making violent threats; or
80 (B) experienced a significant life stressor before the rampage violence incident;
81 (v) the age and gender of the perpetrator; and
82 (vi) any apparent motive of the perpetrator for the rampage violence incident;
83 (b) evaluate rampage violence incidents that have occurred in the state in the manner
84 described in Subsection (3)(a); and
85 (c) examine policies or legislation enacted in the United States in response to a
86 rampage violence incident and the effectiveness of the policies or legislation.
87 (4) The State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice shall ensure that the study
88 described in Subsection (2) is conducted:
89 (a) in an unbiased manner with no preconceived notions about potential results; and
90 (b) by a multi-disciplinary team comprised of individuals who represent the following
92 (i) public health;
93 (ii) mental health;
94 (iii) social science; and
95 (iv) criminal science.
96 (5) The State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice may contract with another
97 state agency, private entity, or research institution to assist the State Commission on Criminal
98 and Juvenile Justice with the study described in Subsection (2).
99 (6) (a) Before November 30, 2022, the State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile
100 Justice shall submit to the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee a final
101 report regarding the study described in Subsection (2), including proposed legislation and
102 recommendations for prevention of rampage violence incidents.
103 (b) The final report shall include references to all sources of information and data used
104 in the final report and study.
105 Section 3. Section 63M-7-213.5 is enacted to read:
106 63M-7-213.5. Rampage Violence Prevention Study Fund.
107 (1) There is created an expendable special revenue fund known as the "Rampage
108 Violence Prevention Study Fund."
109 (2) The fund shall consist of:
110 (a) gifts, grants, donations, or any other conveyance of money that may be made to the
111 fund from public or private individuals or entities; and
112 (b) interest earned on money in the fund.
113 (3) The State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice shall administer the fund
114 in accordance with this section.
115 (4) (a) The State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice shall award fund
116 money to an entity or individual for the purpose of administering the study described in Section
118 (b) Fund money may only be used for the purposes described in Subsection (4).
119 (5) The state treasurer shall invest the money in the fund under Title 51, Chapter 7,
120 State Money Management Act, except that all interest and other earning derived from the fund
121 shall be deposited into the fund.
122 (6) Before November 30, 2021, the State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
123 shall submit to the Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee a
124 written report regarding the status of the fund, including the contributions received and
125 expenditures made from the fund.