Representative Lee B. Perry proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Lee B. Perry

Senate Sponsor: Daniel W. Thatcher


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
18     violence;
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:
25          None

26     Other Special Clauses:
27          None
28     Utah Code Sections Affected:
29     AMENDS:
30          63I-2-263, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2019, Chapters 182, 240, 246, 325, 370,
31     and 483
32     ENACTS:
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40          (a) Subsection 63A-1-203(5)(a)(i) is repealed; and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42     May 8, 2018," is repealed.
43          [(2) Sections 63C-4a-307 and 63C-4a-309 are repealed January 1, 2020.]
44          [(3)] (2) Title 63C, Chapter 19, Higher Education Strategic Planning Commission is
45     repealed July 1, 2020.
46          [(4)] (3) The following sections regarding the World War II Memorial Commission are
47     repealed on July 1, 2020: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.
52          [(5)] (4) In relation to the State Fair Park Committee, on January 1, 2021:
53          (a) Section 63H-6-104.5 is repealed; and
54          (b) Subsections 63H-6-104(8) and (9) are repealed.
55          [(6)] (5) Section 63H-7a-303 is repealed on July 1, 2022.
56          [(7)] (6) In relation to the Employability to Careers Program Board, on July 1, 2022:

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;
59     and
60          (c) Title 63J, Chapter 4, Part 7, Employability to Careers Program, is repealed.
61          [(8)] (7) Section 63J-4-708 is repealed January 1, 2023.
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
91     disciplines:
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
117     63M-7-213.
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.