House passes law blocking profits from crimes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah House members have unanimously supported a bill ensuring that criminals don’t profit from the notoriety of their crimes. Republican Rep. Curt Webb of Providence says Thursday House Bill 52 would make sure victims get any profits a convicted criminal earns from books, movies or other media based off their story. The law would apply to all crimes and supersede the current law that only applies to the most serious felonies. In cases where there are no victims or court-ordered reparations have been paid, the money would go into a fund for other crime victims. Webb says the new law wouldn’t prohibit criminals from telling their story. The bill now moves to the Senate.

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