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6 LONG TITLE
7 General Description:
8 This bill modifies the Motor Vehicles Code, the Judicial Code, and the School and
9 Institutional Trust Lands Management Act to amend off-highway vehicle provisions.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . increases maximum fees for off-highway vehicle registrations, duplicate certificates,
13 and duplicate stickers;
14 . provides that a portion of the annual off-highway vehicle registration fee is
15 deposited in the Lands Grant Management Fund for use by the Utah School and
16 Institutional Trust Lands Administration for costs associated with off-highway
17 vehicle use on trust lands;
18 . defines "direct supervision";
19 . requires that a person with a safety certificate must be under the direct supervision
20 of a person who is at least 18 years of age;
21 . repeals the provision that the supervision, safety certificate, or motorcycle license
22 provisions only apply to Utah residents;
23 . provides that an off-highway vehicle safety instructor may not have a conviction for
24 a sexual offense against a minor or violent crime against a minor;
25 . requires district courts and justice courts to allocate a portion of a fine for a
26 violation of the off-highway vehicle provisions to the Division of Parks and
28 . repeals the Board of Parks and Recreation rulemaking provisions relating to
29 registration; and
30 . makes technical changes.
31 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
33 Other Special Clauses:
34 This bill takes effect July 1, 2004.
35 This bill provides a coordination clause.
36 Utah Code Sections Affected:
38 41-22-8, as last amended by Chapter 163, Laws of Utah 1987
39 41-22-19, as last amended by Chapter 212, Laws of Utah 2003
40 41-22-30, as last amended by Chapter 148, Laws of Utah 2002
41 41-22-32, as enacted by Chapter 163, Laws of Utah 1987
42 53C-3-101, as last amended by Chapter 72, Laws of Utah 1997
43 78-3-14.5, as last amended by Chapter 270, Laws of Utah 1998
44 78-5-116, as last amended by Chapter 270, Laws of Utah 1998
46 41-22-5, as last amended by Chapter 317, Laws of Utah 2003
48 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
49 Section 1. Section 41-22-8 is amended to read:
50 41-22-8. Registration fees.
51 The board shall establish the fees which shall be paid in accordance with this chapter,
52 subject to the following:
53 (1) The fee for each registration may not exceed [
54 (2) The fee for each duplicate certificate of registration may not exceed [
55 (3) The fee for each duplicate numbered [
56 (4) [
57 owned and operated by the United States Government, this state, or its political subdivisions.
58 Section 2. Section 41-22-19 is amended to read:
59 41-22-19. Deposit of fees and related moneys in Off-highway Vehicle Account --
60 Use for facilities, costs and expenses of division, and education -- Request for matching
62 (1) Except as provided under Subsection (3) and Sections 41-22-34 and 41-22-36 , all
63 registration fees and related moneys collected by the Motor Vehicle Division or any agencies
64 designated to act for the Motor Vehicle Division under this chapter shall be deposited as
65 restricted revenue in the Off-highway Vehicle Account in the General Fund less the costs of
66 collecting off-highway vehicle registration fees by the Motor Vehicle Division. The balance of
67 the monies may be used by the division as follows:
68 (a) for the construction, improvement, operation, or maintenance of publicly owned or
69 administered off-highway vehicle facilities;
70 (b) as grants or as matching funds with any federal agency, state agency, political
71 subdivision of the state, or organized user group for the construction, improvement, operation,
72 acquisition, or maintenance of publicly owned or administered off-highway vehicle facilities
73 including public access facilities;
74 (c) for the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this chapter; and
75 (d) for the education of off-highway vehicle users.
76 (2) All agencies or political subdivisions requesting matching funds shall submit plans
77 for proposed off-highway vehicle facilities to the division for review and approval.
78 (3) (a) One dollar and 50 cents of each annual registration fee collected under
79 Subsection 41-22-8 (1) and each nonresident user fee collected under Subsection 41-22-35 (2)
80 shall be deposited in the Land Grant Management Fund created under Section 53C-3-101 .
81 (b) The Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration shall use the monies
82 deposited under Subsection (3)(a) for costs associated with off-highway vehicle use of legally
83 accessible lands within its jurisdiction as follows:
84 (i) to improve recreational opportunities on trust lands by constructing, improving,
85 maintaining, or perfecting access for off-highway vehicle trails; and
86 (ii) to mitigate impacts associated with off-highway vehicle use.
87 (c) Any unused balance of the monies deposited under Subsection (3)(a) exceeding
88 $350,000 at the end of each fiscal year shall be deposited in the Off-Highway Vehicle Account
89 under Subsection (1).
90 Section 3. Section 41-22-30 is amended to read:
91 41-22-30. Supervision, safety certificate, or driver license required -- Penalty.
92 (1) As used in this section, "direct supervision" means oversight at a distance within
93 which visual contact is maintained for the purpose of advising and assisting.
95 to operate an off-highway vehicle on any public land, trail, street, or highway of this state
96 unless the person:
97 (a) is under the direct supervision of a certified off-highway vehicle safety instructor
98 during a scheduled safety training course;
99 (b) has in his possession the appropriate safety certificate issued or approved by the
100 division and is under the direct supervision of a person who is at least 18 years of age; or
101 (c) has in his immediate possession a valid motor vehicle operator's license, as
102 provided in Title 53, Chapter 3, Uniform Driver License Act.
104 and shall be fined not more than $50 per offense.
105 (b) It is a defense to a charge under this section, if the person charged produces in court
106 a license or an appropriate safety certificate that was:
107 (i) valid at the time of the citation or arrest; and
108 (ii) issued to the person operating the off-highway vehicle.
110 do not apply to an operator of an all-terrain type I vehicle with a properly displayed and current
111 off-highway implement of husbandry sticker.
112 Section 4. Section 41-22-32 is amended to read:
113 41-22-32. Certification of safety instructors.
114 (1) The division may certify certain qualified persons as off-highway vehicle safety
115 instructors. [
116 division as [
117 (a) conducting off-highway vehicle safety classes and examinations; and
118 (b) issuing safety certificates. [
119 (2) A certified[
121 type of vehicle instruction to be given through a program:
122 (i) of the division; or [
123 (ii) recognized by the division which is conducted by an off-highway vehicle safety
128 influence of alcohol or drugs during the previous five years[
129 (d) have no convictions for a sexual offense against a minor or a violent crime against a
131 Section 5. Section 53C-3-101 is amended to read:
132 53C-3-101. Land Grant Management Fund -- Contents -- Use of monies.
133 (1) (a) There is created an enterprise fund known as the Land Grant Management Fund.
134 (b) This fund shall consist of:
135 (i) all revenues derived from trust lands except revenues from the sale of those lands;
136 (ii) all interest earned by the fund; [
137 (iii) all revenues deposited in the fund in accordance with Subsection 41-22-19 (3); and
139 (2) The director may expend monies:
140 (a) from the Land Grant Management Fund in accordance with the approved budget for
141 the support of director and administration activities[
142 (b) deposited in the fund in accordance with Subsection 41-22-19 (3) as necessary to
143 fulfill the purposes of Section 41-22-19 (3)(b).
144 (3) [
145 excess of that required to fund the budget shall be distributed to the various trust beneficiaries
146 as of June 30 of each calendar year, and at other times determined by the director, in shares
147 equal to the portion of total Land Grant Management Fund revenues obtained from each
148 beneficiary's land during the accounting period.
149 (4) Money from the lease or rental of school trust lands or from the use, sale, or lease
150 of resources on school trust lands, all sums paid for fees, including grazing fees, and all
151 forfeitures or penalties received in connection with those transactions shall be deposited in the
152 Permanent State School Fund.
153 (5) Money from the lease or rental of lands acquired by the state for the benefit of an
154 institution named in Sections 7, 8, and 12 of the Utah Enabling Act, or from the use, sale, or
155 lease of renewable or nonrenewable resources on those lands, and all forfeitures or penalties
156 received in connection with those transactions, shall be distributed to the institution.
157 (6) [
158 monies, including interest earned on the account, shall be distributed in pro rata shares to the
159 various beneficiaries.
160 Section 6. Section 78-3-14.5 is amended to read:
161 78-3-14.5. Allocation of district court fees and forfeitures.
162 (1) Except as provided in this section, district court fines and forfeitures collected for
163 violation of state statutes shall be paid to the state treasurer.
164 (2) Fines and forfeitures collected by the court for violation of a state statute or county
165 or municipal ordinance constituting a misdemeanor or an infraction shall be remitted 1/2 to the
166 state treasurer and 1/2 to the treasurer of the government which prosecutes or which would
167 prosecute the violation.
168 (3) Fines and forfeitures collected for violations of Title 23, Wildlife Resources Code
169 of Utah, [
170 Act, shall be paid to the state treasurer.
171 (a) For violations of Title 23, the state treasurer shall allocate 85% to the Division of
172 Wildlife Resources and 15% to the General Fund.
173 (b) For violations of Title 41, Chapter 22, or Title 73, Chapter 18, the state treasurer
174 shall allocate 85% to the Division of Parks and Recreation and 15% to the General Fund.
175 (4) Fines and forfeitures collected for violation of Section 72-7-404 or 72-7-406 , less
176 fees established by the Judicial Council, shall be paid to the state treasurer for deposit in the B
177 and C road account. Fees established by the Judicial Council shall be deposited in the state
178 General Fund. Money deposited in the class B and C road account is supplemental to the
179 money appropriated under Section 72-2-107 but shall be expended in the same manner as other
180 class B and C road funds.
181 (5) Fines and forfeitures collected for any violations not specified in this chapter or
182 otherwise provided for by law shall be paid to the state treasurer.
183 (6) Fees collected in connection with civil actions filed in the district court shall be
184 paid to the state treasurer.
185 (7) The court shall remit money collected in accordance with Title 51, Chapter 7, State
186 Money Management Act.
187 Section 7. Section 78-5-116 is amended to read:
188 78-5-116. Disposition of fines.
189 (1) Except as otherwise specified by this section, fines and forfeitures collected by a
190 justice court shall be remitted, one-half to the treasurer of the local government responsible for
191 the court and one-half to the treasurer of the local government which prosecutes or which
192 would prosecute the violation.
193 (2) (a) For violation of Title 23, the court shall allocate 85% to the Division of Wildlife
194 Resources and 15% to the general fund of the city or county government responsible for the
195 justice court.
196 (b) For violation of Title 41, Chapter 22, Off-highway Vehicles, or Title 73, Chapter
197 18, State Boating Act, the court shall allocate 85% to the Division of Parks and Recreation and
198 15% to the general fund of the city or county government responsible for the justice court.
199 (3) The surcharge established by Section 63-63a-1 shall be paid to the state treasurer.
200 (4) Fines, fees, court costs, and forfeitures collected by a municipal or county justice
201 court for a violation of Section 72-7-404 or 72-7-406 regarding maximum weight limitations
202 and overweight permits, minus court costs not to exceed the schedule adopted by the Judicial
203 Council, shall be paid to the state treasurer and distributed to the class B and C road account.
204 (5) Revenue deposited in the class B and C road account pursuant to Subsection (4) is
205 supplemental to the money appropriated under Section 72-2-107 but shall be expended in the
206 same manner as other class B and C road funds.
207 Section 8. Repealer.
208 This bill repeals:
209 Section 41-22-5, Rules of board relating to registration.
210 Section 9. Effective date.
211 This bill takes effect July 1, 2004.
212 Section 10. Coordinating H.B. 220 with H.B. 51.
213 If this H.B. 220 and H.B. 51, Nonresident User Fee For Off-Highway Vehicle Users,
214 both pass, it is the intent of the Legislature that the Office of Legislative Research and General
215 Counsel in preparing the Utah Code database for publication change Subsection 41-22-19 (3)(a)
216 to read as follows:
217 "(3) (a) One dollar and 50 cents of each annual registration fee collected under
218 Subsection 41-22-8 (1) and each off-highway vehicle user fee collected under Subsection
219 41-22-35 (2) shall be shall be deposited in the Land Grant Management Fund created under
220 Section 53C-3-101."
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