SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah lawmakers have passed a bill ensuring that criminals don't profit from the notoriety of their crimes.
Republican Sen. Lyle Hillyard of Logan says Friday 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.
Republican Rep. Curt Webb of Logan, the sponsor of the bill, says criminals wouldn't be prohibited from telling their story.
The bill is awaiting the signature of Gov. Gary Herbert after passing the Senate unanimously.