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6 This act modifies the Public Safety Code by requiring salvage vehicles to pass a safety
7 inspection at the time of application for initial registration as a salvage vehicle. The act
8 provides that the frequency of subsequent safety inspections is based on the model year of
9 the vehicle.
10 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
12 53-8-205, as last amended by Chapter 143, Laws of Utah 2002
13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
14 Section 1. Section 53-8-205 is amended to read:
15 53-8-205. Safety inspection required -- Frequency of safety inspection -- Safety
16 inspection certificate required -- Out-of-state permits.
17 (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(b), a person may not operate on a highway
18 a motor vehicle required to be registered in this state unless the motor vehicle has passed a
19 safety inspection.
20 (b) Subsection (1)(a) does not apply to:
21 (i) vehicles exempt from registration under Section 41-1a-205 ; and
22 (ii) off-highway vehicles.
23 (2) [
24 shall be determined based on the age of the vehicle determined by model year and shall:
25 (a) be required each year for a vehicle that is eight or more years old on January 1; or
26 (b) every two years for each vehicle that is less than eight years old on January 1 as
28 (i) in odd-numbered years for a vehicle with an odd-numbered model year; and
29 (ii) in even-numbered years for a vehicle with an even-numbered model year;
30 (c) be made by a safety inspector certified by the division at a safety inspection station
31 authorized by the division;
32 (d) cover an inspection of the motor vehicle mechanism, brakes, and equipment to
33 ensure proper adjustment and condition as required by department rules; and
34 (e) include an inspection for the display of license plates in accordance with Section
35 41-1a-404 .
36 (3) (a) A salvage vehicle as defined in Section 41-1a-1001 is required to pass a safety
37 inspection when an application is made for initial registration as a salvage vehicle.
38 (b) After initial registration as a salvage vehicle, the frequency of the safety inspection
39 shall correspond with the model year, as provided in Subsection (2).
41 owner of each motor vehicle that passes a safety inspection under this section.
43 (a) authorize the acceptance in this state of a safety inspection certificate issued in
44 another state having a safety inspection law similar to this state; and
45 (b) extend the time within which a safety inspection certificate must be obtained by the
46 resident owner of a vehicle that was not in this state during the time a safety inspection was
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-12-02 1:30 PM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.