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S.B. 77






Sponsor: Patrice M. Arent

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the New Motor Vehicles Warranties Act to include motorcycles as
             10      covered vehicles.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    amends the definition of motor vehicles to include motorcycles sold in this state as
             14      motor vehicles covered under the New Motor Vehicles Warranties Act.
             15      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          13-20-2, as last amended by Chapter 21, Laws of Utah 1999
             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 13-20-2 is amended to read:
             25           13-20-2. Definitions.
             26          As used in this chapter:
             27          (1) "Consumer" means an individual who has entered into an agreement or contract for

             28      the transfer, lease, or purchase of a new motor vehicle other than for purposes of resale, or
             29      sublease, during the duration of the period defined under Section 13-20-5 .
             30          (2) "Manufacturer" means manufacturer, importer, distributor, or anyone who is named
             31      as the warrantor on an express written warranty on a motor vehicle.
             32          (3) "Motor home" means a self-propelled vehicular unit, primarily designed as a
             33      temporary dwelling for travel, recreational, and vacation use.
             34          (4) (a) "Motor vehicle" includes:
             35          (i) a motor home, as defined in this section, but only the self-propelled vehicle and
             36      chassis sold in this state; [and]
             37          (ii) a motor vehicle, as defined in Section 41-1a-102 , sold in this state[.]; and
             38          (iii) a motorcycle, as defined in Section 41-1a-102, sold in this state.
             39          (b) "Motor vehicle" does not include:
             40          (i) those portions of a motor home designated, used, or maintained primarily as a
             41      mobile dwelling, office, or commercial space;
             42          (ii) farm tractor, [motorcycle,] road tractor, or truck tractor as defined in Section
             43      41-1a-102 ;
             44          (iii) mobile home as defined in Section 41-1a-102 ; or
             45          (iv) any motor vehicle with a gross laden weight of over 12,000 pounds, except a
             46      motor home as defined under Subsection (3).

Legislative Review Note
    as of 11-21-03 11:23 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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