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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the Traffic Code by amending provisions relating to issuing a citation
10 for certain traffic violations.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . defines serious bodily injury;
14 . provides that a peace officer may not issue a citation for certain moving traffic
15 violations if:
16 . the moving traffic violation resulted in an accident; and
17 . another peace officer was involved in the accident or any person involved in the
18 accident sustained serious bodily injury or death as a proximate result of the
20 . requires a peace officer who does not issue a citation to forward the peace officer's
21 accident report to the prosecuting attorney for screening; and
22 . makes technical corrections.
23 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
25 Other Special Clauses:
27 Utah Code Sections Affected:
29 41-6a-202, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 2
31 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
32 Section 1. Section 41-6a-202 is amended to read:
33 41-6a-202. Violations of chapter -- Penalties.
34 (1) As used in this section, "serious bodily injury" is as defined in Section 41-6a-401.3 .
36 otherwise provided.
38 infraction, unless otherwise provided.
39 (4) (a) A peace officer may not issue a citation for a moving traffic violation under this
40 chapter if:
41 (i) the moving traffic violation resulted in an accident; and
42 (ii) (A) any person involved in the accident sustained serious bodily injury or death as a
43 proximate result of the accident; or
44 (B) another peace officer was involved in the accident.
45 (b) A peace officer that does not issue a citation as required under this Subsection (4)
46 shall forward the peace officer's accident report to the prosecuting attorney for screening in
47 accordance with Title 77, Chapter 2, Prosecution, Screening, and Diversion.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-28-13 1:29 PM