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HB 99 - Amends Bigamy Laws - Utah Key Vote

Luz Escamilla voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Amends Bigamy Laws

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (15-14) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Bigamy Laws

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that defines bigamy and classifies it as a third degree felony.

Highlights:
  • Defines bigamy as a person with a husband or wife purporting to marry and cohabitate with another person (Sec. 1).

  • Classifies bigamy as a third-degree felony (Sec. 1).

  • Classifies bigamy as a second-degree felony if the accused is also convicted during the same prosecution of the following (Sec. 1):

    • Inducing marriage or bigamy under false pretenses;

    • Domestic abuse;

    • Child abuse;

    • Sexual abuse; or

    • Human trafficking.

  • Specifies that defense of bigamy includes the following (Sec. 1):

    • The accused left a bigamous relationship for fear of coercion or bodily harm;

    • The accused is a minor who left a bigamous relationship; or

    • The accused has taken steps to protect the safety and welfare of a minor child of a bigamous relationship.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (48-25) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Bigamy Laws

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that defines bigamy and classifies it as a third degree felony.

Highlights:
  • Defines bigamy as a person with a husband or wife purporting to marry and cohabitate with another person (Sec. 1).

  • Classifies bigamy as a third-degree felony (Sec. 1).

  • Classifies bigamy as a second-degree felony if the accused is also convicted during the same prosecution of the following (Sec. 1):

    • Inducing marriage or bigamy under false pretenses;

    • Domestic abuse;

    • Child abuse;

    • Sexual abuse; or

    • Human trafficking.

  • Specifies that defense of bigamy includes the following (Sec. 1):

    • The accused left a bigamous relationship for fear of coercion or bodily harm;

    • The accused is a minor who left a bigamous relationship; or

    • The accused has taken steps to protect the safety and welfare of a minor child of a bigamous relationship.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends Bigamy Laws

Co-sponsors

  • Michael E. 'Mike' Noel (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kevin T. Van Tassell (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
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