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H.B. 29





Sponsor: Carol Spackman Moss

             5      This act modifies the Motor Vehicle Code to amend a safety belt violation provision
             6      regarding proof of acquisition of a child restraint device.
             7      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             8      AMENDS:
             9          41-6-185, as last amended by Chapter 153, Laws of Utah 2000
             10      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             11          Section 1. Section 41-6-185 is amended to read:
             12           41-6-185. Penalty for violation.
             13          (1) (a) A person who violates Section 41-6-182 is guilty of an infraction and shall be fined
             14      a maximum of $45.
             15          (b) The court shall waive all but $15 of the fine for a violation of Section 41-6-182 if a
             16      person:
             17          (i) shows evidence of completion of a two-hour course approved by the commissioner of
             18      the Department of Public Safety that includes education on the benefits of using a safety belt and
             19      child restraint device[.]; and
             20          (ii) h IF THE VIOLATION IS FOR AN OFFENSE UNDER SUBSECTION 41-6-182(1)(b), h submits
             20a      proof of acquisition, rental, or purchase of a child restraint device h [ as required
             21      by Subsection 41-6-182 (1)(b)
] h
             22          (2) Points for a motor vehicle reportable violation, as defined under Section 53-3-102 , may
             23      not be assessed against any person for a violation of Section 41-6-182 .
             24          [(3) The court in which a charge is pending for a first violation of Subsection
             25      41-6-182 (1)(b) shall dismiss the action against a driver who, during or before any court appearance
             26      on the matter, submits proof of acquisition, rental, or purchase of a child restraint device as
             27      required by Subsection 41-6-182 (1)(b).]

Legislative Review Note
    as of 11-14-01 5:41 PM

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

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

Committee Note

The Transportation Interim Committee recommended this bill.

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