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S.B. 25 Enrolled





Chief Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

House Sponsor: Douglas C. Aagard

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill allows the lieutenant governor to create an online system for voter registration.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    allows the lieutenant governor to create an electronic system for voter registration;
             13          .    addresses the information and authorization required from an applicant for voter
             14      registration who uses the electronic system;
             15          .    authorizes the use of an applicant's signature obtained from driver license or
             16      identification card records for voter registration purposes;
             17          .    authorizes the lieutenant governor to implement additional security measures in
             18      connection with the electronic voter registration system;
             19          .    requires the lieutenant governor to forward an applicant's materials to the
             20      appropriate county clerk for processing;
             21          .    requires the Driver License Division to provide a digital copy of an applicant's
             22      driver license or identification card record to the lieutenant governor or county
             23      clerk; and
             24          .    makes technical changes.
             25      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             26          None
             27      Other Special Clauses:
             28          None
             29      Utah Code Sections Affected:

             30      AMENDS:
             31          53-3-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             32      ENACTS:
             33          20A-2-206, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             35      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             36          Section 1. Section 20A-2-206 is enacted to read:
             37          20A-2-206. Electronic registration.
             38          (1) The lieutenant governor may create and maintain an electronic system for voter
             39      registration that is publicly available on the Internet.
             40          (2) An electronic system for voter registration shall require:
             41          (a) that an applicant have a valid driver license or identification card, issued under
             42      Title 53, Chapter 3, Uniform Driver License Act, that reflects the person's current principal
             43      place of residence;
             44          (b) that the applicant provide the information required by Section 20A-2-104 , except
             45      that the applicant's signature may be obtained in the manner described in Subsections (2)(d)
             46      and (4);
             47          (c) that the applicant attest to the truth of the information provided; and
             48          (d) that the applicant authorize the lieutenant governor's and county clerk's use of the
             49      applicant's driver license or identification card signature, obtained under Title 53, Chapter 3,
             50      Uniform Driver License Act, for voter registration purposes.
             51          (3) Notwithstanding Section 20A-2-104 , an applicant using the electronic system for
             52      voter registration created under this section is not required to complete a printed registration
             53      form.
             54          (4) A system created and maintained under this section shall provide the notices
             55      concerning a voter's presentation of identification contained in Subsection 20A-2-104 (1).
             56          (5) The lieutenant governor shall obtain a digital copy of the applicant's driver license
             57      or identification card signature from the Driver License Division.

             58          (6) Upon receiving all information from an applicant and the Driver License Division,
             59      the lieutenant governor shall send the information to the county clerk for the county in which
             60      the applicant's principal place of residence is found for further action as required by Section
             61      20A-2-304 .
             62          (7) The lieutenant governor may use additional security measures to ensure the
             63      accuracy and integrity of an electronically submitted voter registration.
             64          Section 2. Section 53-3-104 is amended to read:
             65           53-3-104. Division duties.
             66          The division shall:
             67          (1) in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
             68      make rules:
             69          (a) for examining applicants for a license, as necessary for the safety and welfare of
             70      the traveling public;
             71          (b) for acceptable documentation of an applicant's identity, Utah resident status, Utah
             72      residence address, proof of legal presence, proof of citizenship of a country other than the
             73      United States, and other proof or documentation required under this chapter;
             74          (c) regarding the restrictions to be imposed on a person driving a motor vehicle with a
             75      temporary learner permit or learner permit; and
             76          (d) for exemptions from licensing requirements as authorized in this chapter;
             77          (2) examine each applicant according to the class of license applied for;
             78          (3) license motor vehicle drivers;
             79          (4) file every application for a license received by it and shall maintain indices
             80      containing:
             81          (a) all applications denied and the reason each was denied;
             82          (b) all applications granted; and
             83          (c) the name of every licensee whose license has been suspended, disqualified, or
             84      revoked by the division and the reasons for the action;
             85          (5) suspend, revoke, disqualify, cancel, or deny any license issued in accordance with

             86      this chapter;
             87          (6) file all accident reports and abstracts of court records of convictions received by it
             88      under state law;
             89          (7) maintain a record of each licensee showing the licensee's convictions and the
             90      traffic accidents in which the licensee has been involved where a conviction has resulted;
             91          (8) consider the record of a licensee upon an application for renewal of a license and at
             92      other appropriate times;
             93          (9) search the license files, compile, and furnish a report on the driving record of any
             94      person licensed in the state in accordance with Section 53-3-109 ;
             95          (10) develop and implement a record system as required by Section 41-6a-604 ;
             96          (11) in accordance with Section 53A-13-208 , establish:
             97          (a) procedures and standards to certify teachers of driver education classes to
             98      administer knowledge and skills tests;
             99          (b) minimal standards for the tests; and
             100          (c) procedures to enable school districts to administer or process any tests for students
             101      to receive a class D operator's license;
             102          (12) in accordance with Section 53-3-510 , establish:
             103          (a) procedures and standards to certify licensed instructors of commercial driver
             104      training school courses to administer the skills test;
             105          (b) minimal standards for the test; and
             106          (c) procedures to enable licensed commercial driver training schools to administer or
             107      process skills tests for students to receive a class D operator's license; [and]
             108          (13) provide administrative support to the Driver License Medical Advisory Board
             109      created in Section 53-3-303 [.]; and
             110          (14) upon request by the lieutenant governor, provide the lieutenant governor with a
             111      digital copy of the driver license or identification card signature of a person who is an
             112      applicant for voter registration under Section 20A-2-206 .

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