Yesterday, Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill that forces people who want copies of mugshots to swear that they won't post it on websites that charge to remove them.
HB408, sponsored by Clearfield Republican Rep. Paul Ray, subjects violators to the same penalties as those who lie to police officers. Ray said he sponsored the bill at the request of Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder, who was concerned about the proliferation of mug shot magazines and websites.
Ray and Winder said the sites were not fair to people who had been arrested, not charged and were trying to get on with their lives, only to find their booking photos available through a Google search.