||A person may not require, coerce, or compel any other individual to undergo or submit to the subcutaneous implanting of a radio frequency identification tag.
Terms Used In Utah Code 77-23a-4.5
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Person: means any employee or agent of the state or a political subdivision, and any individual, partnership, association, joint stock company, trust, or corporation. See Utah Code 77-23a-3
||Any person who violates Subsection (1) is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
||A person who is implanted with a subcutaneous identification device in violation of Subsection (1) may bring a civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction for actual damages, compensatory damages, punitive damages, injunctive relief, or any combination of these.
||The initial civil penalty may not be more than $10,000, and no more than $1,000 for each day the violation continues until the electronic identification device is removed or disabled.
Enacted by Chapter 168, 2011 General Session