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H.B. 68 Enrolled
This act modifies the Public Safety Code by requiring salvage vehicles to pass a safety
inspection at the time of application for initial registration as a salvage vehicle. The act
provides that the frequency of subsequent safety inspections is based on the model year of
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
53-8-205, as last amended by Chapter 143, Laws of Utah 2002
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 53-8-205 is amended to read:
53-8-205. Safety inspection required -- Frequency of safety inspection -- Safety
inspection certificate required -- Out-of-state permits.
(1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(b), a person may not operate on a highway
a motor vehicle required to be registered in this state unless the motor vehicle has passed a
(b) Subsection (1)(a) does not apply to:
(i) vehicles exempt from registration under Section 41-1a-205 ; and
(ii) off-highway vehicles.
shall be determined based on the age of the vehicle determined by model year and shall:
(a) be required each year for a vehicle that is eight or more years old on January 1; or
(b) every two years for each vehicle that is less than eight years old on January 1 as
(i) in odd-numbered years for a vehicle with an odd-numbered model year; and
(ii) in even-numbered years for a vehicle with an even-numbered model year;
(c) be made by a safety inspector certified by the division at a safety inspection station
authorized by the division;
(d) cover an inspection of the motor vehicle mechanism, brakes, and equipment to ensure
proper adjustment and condition as required by department rules; and
(e) include an inspection for the display of license plates in accordance with Section
(3) (a) A salvage vehicle as defined in Section 41-1a-1001 is required to pass a safety
inspection when an application is made for initial registration as a salvage vehicle.
(b) After initial registration as a salvage vehicle, the frequency of the safety inspection
shall correspond with the model year, as provided in Subsection (2).
of each motor vehicle that passes a safety inspection under this section.
(a) authorize the acceptance in this state of a safety inspection certificate issued in
another state having a safety inspection law similar to this state; and
(b) extend the time within which a safety inspection certificate must be obtained by the
resident owner of a vehicle that was not in this state during the time a safety inspection was
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