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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the Motor Vehicles Code to amend off-highway vehicle registration
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . requires the Motor Vehicle Division to assign an off-highway vehicle registration
14 number to each registered off-highway vehicle;
15 . requires the owner of an off-highway vehicle to affix and display the off-highway
16 vehicle registration number assigned by the Motor Vehicle Division;
17 . provides requirements for readability and display of off-highway vehicle registration
18 numbers and registration stickers;
19 . requires a registered off-highway vehicle to have a registration sticker that uniquely
20 identifies the off-highway vehicle;
21 . requires replacement of lost or illegible off-highway vehicle registration stickers;
22 . prohibits a person from altering or defacing a registration sticker, registration card,
23 permit, or off-highway vehicle registration number issued for an off-highway
25 . requires the replacement of a lost, stolen, or illegible registration sticker issued for
26 an off-highway vehicle;
27 . repeals provisions making a violation of off-highway vehicle related rules made by
28 the Board of Parks and Recreation a class C misdemeanor;
29 . allows a county as well as a municipality to adopt ordinances for certain
30 off-highway vehicle operators;
31 . clarifies provisions related to designating and posting areas and highways open to
32 off-highway vehicle use; and
33 . makes technical changes.
34 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
36 Other Special Clauses:
37 This bill takes effect on January 1, 2005.
38 Utah Code Sections Affected:
40 41-22-3, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah 2001
41 41-22-4, as last amended by Chapter 1, Laws of Utah 1986, Second Special Session
42 41-22-7, as last amended by Chapter 1, Laws of Utah 1986, Second Special Session
43 41-22-8, as last amended by Chapter 163, Laws of Utah 1987
44 41-22-10.5, as last amended by Chapter 230, Laws of Utah 2000
45 41-22-17, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah 1991
47 41-22-3.1, Utah Code Annotated 1953
48 41-22-5.1, Utah Code Annotated 1953
50 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
51 Section 1. Section 41-22-3 is amended to read:
52 41-22-3. Registration of vehicles -- Application -- Issuance of sticker and card --
53 Proof of property tax payment -- Records.
54 (1) (a) Unless exempted under Section 41-22-9 , a person may not operate or transport
55 and an owner may not give another person permission to operate or transport any off-highway
56 vehicle on any public land, trail, street, or highway in this state unless the off-highway vehicle
58 (b) Unless exempted under Section 41-22-9 , a dealer may not sell an off-highway
59 vehicle which can be used or transported on any public land, trail, street, or highway in this
60 state, unless [
61 registered under this chapter for the current year.
62 (2) The owner of [
63 this chapter shall [
64 for registration on forms approved by [
65 (3) Each application for registration of an off-highway vehicle shall be accompanied
67 (a) evidence of ownership, a title, or a manufacturer's certificate of origin, and a bill of
68 sale showing ownership, make, model, horsepower or displacement, and serial number;
69 (b) the past [
70 (c) the fee for a duplicate.
71 (4) (a) Upon each annual registration, the Motor Vehicle Division shall issue
73 sticker and a registration card[
75 (b) The registration sticker shall:
76 (i) contain a unique number using numbers, letters, or combination of numbers and
77 letters to identify the off-highway vehicle for which it is issued;
78 (ii) be affixed to the off-highway vehicle for which it is issued in a plainly visible
79 position as prescribed by rule of the board under Section 41-22-5.1 ; and
80 (iii) be maintained free of foreign materials and in a condition to be clearly legible.
81 (c) At all times, a registration card shall be kept with the off-highway vehicle and shall
82 be available for inspection by a law enforcement officer.
83 (5) (a) [
84 card [
85 Motor Vehicle Division a certificate, described under Subsection (5)(b), from the county
86 assessor of the county in which the off-highway vehicle has situs for taxation.
87 (b) The certificate required under Subsection (5)(a) shall state one of the following:
90 secure the payment of the tax; or
92 the current year.
93 (6) (a) All records of the division made or kept [
94 classified by the Motor Vehicle Division in the same manner as motor vehicle records are
95 classified under Section 41-1a-116 .
96 (b) Division records are available for inspection in the same manner as motor vehicle
97 records [
98 Section 2. Section 41-22-3.1 is enacted to read:
99 41-22-3.1. Off-highway vehicle registration number -- Assignment -- Display.
100 (1) Beginning on July 1, 2004, the Motor Vehicle Division shall assign an off-highway
101 vehicle registration number to each off-highway vehicle registered under Section 41-22-3 .
102 (2) The off-highway vehicle registration number shall be:
103 (a) a unique number using numbers, letters, or combination of numbers and letters to
104 identify the off-highway vehicle;
105 (b) assigned to the off-highway vehicle for the useful life of the off-highway vehicle or
106 until the ownership of the off-highway vehicle changes, whichever occurs first;
107 (c) assigned by the Motor Vehicle Division in consultation with the division; and
108 (d) printed on the registration card.
109 (3) The owner of an off-highway vehicle shall:
110 (a) affix and display the off-highway vehicle registration number assigned under
111 Subsection (1) on the off-highway vehicle in a manner that is plainly visible from a distance of
112 at least 50 feet during daylight by position, size, and color as prescribed by rule of the board
113 under Section 41-22-5.1 ; and
114 (b) maintain the off-highway vehicle registration number in a condition that is free of
115 foreign materials and clearly legible.
116 Section 3. Section 41-22-4 is amended to read:
117 41-22-4. Falsification of documents unlawful -- Alteration or removal of serial
118 number unlawful -- Display of sticker.
120 (1) knowingly falsify an application for registration, affidavit of ownership, or bill of
121 sale for any off-highway vehicle[
122 (2) alter, deface, or remove any manufacturer's serial number on any off-highway
124 (3) use or permit the use or display of any registration sticker, registration card, [
125 permit, or off-highway vehicle registration number upon an off-highway vehicle or in the
126 operation of any off-highway vehicle other than the vehicle for which it was issued or assigned;
128 (4) alter or deface a registration sticker, registration card, permit, or off-highway
129 vehicle registration number issued or assigned to an off-highway vehicle.
130 Section 4. Section 41-22-5.1 is enacted to read:
131 41-22-5.1. Rules of board relating to display of registration stickers.
132 In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
133 board shall make rules for the display of:
134 (1) a registration sticker on an off-highway vehicle in accordance with Section
135 41-22-3 ; and
136 (2) an off-highway vehicle registration number in accordance with Section 41-22-3.1 .
137 Section 5. Section 41-22-7 is amended to read:
138 41-22-7. Duplicate registration cards and registration stickers.
139 (1) If a [
140 the owner's address from [
141 card, the owner shall, within 15 days, apply for a duplicate [
142 (2) If a registration sticker is lost, stolen, or becomes illegible, the owner of the
143 off-highway vehicle shall immediately apply for and obtain a replacement registration sticker.
144 Section 6. Section 41-22-8 is amended to read:
145 41-22-8. Registration fees.
146 (1) The board shall establish the fees which shall be paid in accordance with this
147 chapter, subject to the following:
151 exceed $4.
153 vehicle that is owned and operated by the United States Government, this state, or its political
155 Section 7. Section 41-22-10.5 is amended to read:
156 41-22-10.5. Local ordinances -- Designating routes -- Supervision.
157 (1) A municipality or county may adopt ordinances designating certain streets and
158 highways under its respective jurisdiction as off-highway vehicle routes [
160 private or public area open for off-highway vehicle use.
161 (2) A municipality or a county may adopt an ordinance requiring an operator who is
162 under 16 years of age to be under the direct visual supervision of an adult who is at least 18
163 years of age while using a route designated under Subsection (1).
164 (3) A route designated under Subsection (1) may not be along, across, or within the
165 boundaries of an interstate freeway or limited access highway.
166 (4) [
167 off-highway vehicle on any street or highway [
169 vehicle use in accordance with Subsection (1) or Section 41-22-10.1 .
170 (5) Subsection (4) does not apply to off-highway implements of husbandry used in
171 accordance with Section 41-22-5.5 .
172 Section 8. Section 41-22-17 is amended to read:
173 41-22-17. Penalties for violations.
174 (1) [
177 provisions of this chapter is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
178 (2) The division may revoke or suspend the registration of any off-highway vehicle
179 whose application for registration has been falsified. The owner shall surrender to the division,
180 within 15 days of suspension or revocation, [
181 registration card and [
182 Section 9. Effective date.
183 This bill takes effect on January 1, 2005.
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