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H.B. 209





Sponsor: Brent D. Parker

             5      This act modifies the Public Safety Code by amending certain driver license requirements.
             6      The act clarifies the penalty for certain driver license violations.
             7      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             8      AMENDS:
             9          53-3-204, as last amended by Chapter 28, Laws of Utah 1999
             10      ENACTS:
             11          53-3-110, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             12      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             13          Section 1. Section 53-3-110 is enacted to read:
             14          53-3-110. Violations.
             15          A violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is an infraction, unless otherwise
             16      provided.
             17          Section 2. Section 53-3-204 is amended to read:
             18           53-3-204. Persons who may not be licensed.
             19          (1) (a) The division may not license a person who:
             20          (i) is younger than 16 years of age;
             21          (ii) has not completed a course in driver training approved by the commissioner; [and] or
             22          (iii) if the person is a minor, [does] has not [complete] completed the driving requirement
             23      under Section 53-3-211 .
             24          (b) Subsection (1)(a) does not apply to a person:
             25          (i) who has been licensed before July 1, 1967; or
             26          (ii) who is 16 years of age or older making application for a license who has been licensed
             27      in another state or country.

             28          (2) The division may not issue a license certificate to a person:
             29          (a) whose license has been suspended, denied, cancelled, or disqualified during the period
             30      of suspension, denial, cancellation, or disqualification;
             31          (b) whose privilege has been revoked, except as provided in Section 53-3-225 ;
             32          (c) who has previously been adjudged mentally incompetent and who has not at the time
             33      of application been restored to competency as provided by law;
             34          (d) who is required by this chapter to take an examination unless the person successfully
             35      passes the examination; or
             36          (e) whose driving privileges have been denied or suspended under:
             37          (i) Section 78-3a-506 by an order of the juvenile court; or
             38          (ii) Section 53-3-231 .
             39          (3) The division may grant a class D or M license to a person whose commercial license
             40      is disqualified under Part 4 of this chapter if the person is not otherwise sanctioned under this
             41      chapter.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 12-18-00 8:21 AM

A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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