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H.B. 68

This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Feb 8, 2005 at 11:46 AM by chopkin. -->              1     





Sponsor: Paul Ray

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Motor Vehicle Business Regulation Act by increasing certain
             10      temporary permit and certificate fees and requiring the fee increase to be used for
             11      certain purposes.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    increases the fee for a temporary permit or a temporary sports event registration
             15      certificate by 75 cents;
             16          .    requires that the fee increase be used for increased enforcement of the Motor
             17      Vehicle Business Regulation Act;
             18          .    authorizes the administrator of the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division to contract
             19      with H. [ the Office of the Attorney General ] a public prosecutor .H for increased
             19a      H. [ enforcement ] prosecution .H ; and
             20          .    makes technical changes.
             21      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             22          None
             23      Other Special Clauses:
             24          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2005.
             25      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             26      AMENDS:

             27          41-3-105, as last amended by Chapter 86, Laws of Utah 2000

             28          41-3-603, as enacted by Chapter 12, Laws of Utah 2001, First Special Session
             30      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             31          Section 1. Section 41-3-105 is amended to read:
             32           41-3-105. Administrator's powers and duties -- Administrator and investigators
             33      to be law enforcement officers.
             34          (1) The administrator may make rules to carry out the purposes of this chapter and
             35      Sections 41-1a-1001 through 41-1a-1007 according to the procedures and requirements of Title
             36      63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             37          (2) (a) The administrator may employ clerks, deputies, and assistants necessary to
             38      discharge the duties under this chapter and may designate the duties of those clerks, deputies,
             39      and assistants.
             40          (b) The administrator, assistant administrator, and all investigators shall be law
             41      enforcement officers certified by peace officer standards and training as required by Section
             42      53-13-103 .
             43          (3) (a) The administrator may investigate any suspected or alleged violation of:
             44          (i) this chapter;
             45          (ii) Title 41, Chapter 1a, Motor Vehicle Act;
             46          (iii) any law concerning motor vehicle fraud; or
             47          (iv) any rule made by the administrator.
             48          (b) The administrator may bring an action in the name of the state against any person to
             49      enjoin a violation found under Subsection (3)(a).
             50          (4) (a) The administrator may prescribe forms to be used for applications for licenses.
             51          (b) The administrator may require information from the applicant concerning the
             52      applicant's fitness to be licensed.
             53          (c) Each application for a license shall contain:
             54          (i) if the applicant is an individual, the name and residence address of the applicant and
             55      the trade name, if any, under which he intends to conduct business;
             56          (ii) if the applicant is a partnership, the name and residence address of each partner,
             57      whether limited or general, and the name under which the partnership business will be
             58      conducted;

             59          (iii) if the applicant is a corporation, the name of the corporation, and the name and
             60      residence address of each of its principal officers and directors;
             61          (iv) a complete description of the principal place of business, including:
             62          (A) the municipality, with the street and number, if any;
             63          (B) if located outside of any municipality, a general description so that the location can
             64      be determined; and
             65          (C) any other places of business operated and maintained by the applicant in
             66      conjunction with the principal place of business; and
             67          (v) if the application is for a new motor vehicle dealer's license, the name of each
             68      motor vehicle the applicant has been enfranchised to sell or exchange, the name and address of
             69      the manufacturer or distributor who has enfranchised the applicant, and the names and
             70      addresses of the individuals who will act as salespersons under authority of the license.
             71          (5) The administrator may adopt a seal with the words "Motor Vehicle Enforcement
             72      Administrator, State of Utah," to authenticate the acts of his office.
             73          (6) (a) The administrator may require that the licensee erect or post signs or devices on
             74      his principal place of business and any other sites, equipment, or locations operated and
             75      maintained by the licensee in conjunction with his business.
             76          (b) The signs or devices shall state the licensee's name, principal place of business,
             77      type and number of licenses, and any other information that the administrator considers
             78      necessary to identify the licensee.
             79          (c) The administrator may make rules in accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah
             80      Administrative Rulemaking Act, determining allowable size and shape of signs or devices,
             81      their lettering and other details, and their location.
             82          (7) (a) The administrator shall provide for quarterly meetings of the advisory board and
             83      may call special meetings.
             84          (b) Notices of all meetings shall be sent to each member not fewer than five days prior
             85      to the meeting.
             86          (8) The administrator, the officers and inspectors of the division designated by the
             87      commission, and peace officers shall:
             88          (a) make arrests upon view and without warrant for any violation committed in their
             89      presence of any of the provisions of this chapter, or Title 41, Chapter 1a, Motor Vehicle Act;

             90          (b) when on duty, upon reasonable belief that a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer is
             91      being operated in violation of any provision of Title 41, Chapter 1a, Motor Vehicle Act, require
             92      the driver of the vehicle to stop, exhibit his driver's license and the registration card issued for
             93      the vehicle and submit to an inspection of the vehicle, the license plates, and registration card;
             94          (c) serve all warrants relating to the enforcement of the laws regulating the operation of
             95      motor vehicles, trailers, and semitrailers;
             96          (d) investigate traffic accidents and secure testimony of witnesses or persons involved;
             97      and
             98          (e) investigate reported thefts of motor vehicles, trailers, and semitrailers.
             99          (9) The administrator may contract with H. [ the Office of the Attorney General ] a public
             99a      prosecutor .H to provide
             100      additional H. [ enforcement ] prosecution .H of this chapter.
             101          Section 2. Section 41-3-603 is amended to read:
             102           41-3-603. Fees for temporary permits and temporary sports event registration
             103      certificates -- Dedicated credits -- Use of fees.
             104          (1) A [dealer shall pay to the division a] fee of [$6] $6.75 shall be paid to the division
             105      for each of the following [the division issues to the dealer]:
             106          (a) a temporary permit under Section 41-3-302 ; or
             107          (b) a temporary sports event registration certificate under Section 41-3-306 .
             108          (2) The division may use fees collected under Subsection (1) as dedicated credits to be
             109      used toward the costs of the division.
             110          (3) The division shall use 75 cents of the fees collected under Subsection (1) as
             111      dedicated credits for increased enforcement of this chapter.
             112          Section 3. Effective date.
             113          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2005.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-12-05 2:08 PM

Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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