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Second Substitute H.B. 93

This document includes Senate 3rd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 4:21 PM by rday. -->

Senator Allen M. Christensen proposes the following substitute bill:




Sponsor: Kerry W. Gibson

             6      LONG TITLE
             7      General Description:
             8          This bill modifies the Motor Vehicles Code by amending certain vehicle emissions
             9      inspection requirements.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          . S. [ repeals the requirement that ] allows a county legislative body to require .S
             12a      college students and employees who park on a college
             13      or university campus a motor vehicle that is not registered in a county subject to
             14      emissions inspections S. [ are required ] .S to provide proof of compliance with an
             15      emissions inspection; and
             16          .    makes technical changes.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          41-6a-1642, as renumbered and amended by Chapter 2, Laws of Utah 2005
             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

             26          Section 1. Section 41-6a-1642 is amended to read:
             27           41-6a-1642. Emissions inspection -- County program.
             28          (1) The legislative body of each county required under federal law to utilize a motor
             29      vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program or in which an emissions inspection
             30      and maintenance program is necessary to attain or maintain any national ambient air quality
             31      standard shall require:
             32          (a) a certificate of emissions inspection, a waiver, or other evidence the motor vehicle
             33      is exempt from emissions inspection and maintenance program requirements be presented:
             34          (i) as a condition of registration or renewal of registration; and
             35          (ii) at other times as the county legislative body may require to enforce inspection
             36      requirements for individual motor vehicles, except that the county legislative body may not
             37      routinely require a certificate of emission inspection, or waiver of the certificate, more often
             38      than required under Subsection [(6)] S. [ (5) ] (6) .S ; and
             39          (b) compliance with this section for a motor vehicle registered or principally operated
             40      in the county and owned by or being used by a department, division, instrumentality, agency, or
             41      employee of:
             42          (i) the federal government;
             43          (ii) the state and any of its agencies; or
             44          (iii) a political subdivision of the state, including school districts.
             45          (2) (a) The legislative body of a county identified in Subsection (1), in consultation
             46      with the Air Quality Board created under Section 19-1-106 , shall make regulations or
             47      ordinances regarding:
             48          (i) emissions standards;
             49          (ii) test procedures;
             50          (iii) inspections stations;
             51          (iv) repair requirements and dollar limits for correction of deficiencies; and
             52          (v) certificates of emissions inspections.
             53          (b) The regulations or ordinances shall:
             54          (i) be made to attain or maintain ambient air quality standards in the county, consistent
             55      with the state implementation plan and federal requirements; and
             56          (ii) may allow for a phase-in of the program by geographical area.

             57          (c) The county legislative body and the Air Quality Board shall give preference to an
             58      inspection and maintenance program that is:
             59          (i) decentralized, to the extent the decentralized program will attain and maintain
             60      ambient air quality standards and meet federal requirements;
             61          (ii) the most cost effective means to achieve and maintain the maximum benefit with
             62      regard to ambient air quality standards and to meet federal air quality requirements as related to
             63      vehicle emissions; and
             64          (iii) providing a reasonable phase-out period for replacement of air pollution emission
             65      testing equipment made obsolete by the program.
             66          (d) The provisions of Subsection (2)(c)(iii) apply only to the extent the phase-out:
             67          (i) may be accomplished in accordance with applicable federal requirements; and
             68          (ii) does not otherwise interfere with the attainment and maintenance of ambient air
             69      quality standards.
             70          (3) The following vehicles are exempt from the provisions of this section:
             71          (a) an implement of husbandry; and
             72          (b) a motor vehicle that:
             73          (i) meets the definition of a farm truck under Section 41-1a-102 ; and
             74          (ii) has a gross vehicle weight rating of 12,001 pounds or more.
             75          (4) (a) The legislative body of a county identified in Subsection (1) shall exempt a
             76      pickup truck, as defined in Section 41-1a-102 , with a gross vehicle weight of 12,000 pounds or
             77      less from the emission inspection requirements of this section, if the registered owner of the
             78      pickup truck provides a signed statement to the legislative body stating the truck is used:
             79          (i) by the owner or operator of a farm located on property that qualifies as land in
             80      agricultural use under Sections 59-2-502 and 59-2-503 ; and
             81          (ii) exclusively for the following purposes in operating the farm:
             82          (A) for the transportation of farm products, including livestock and its products,
             83      poultry and its products, floricultural and horticultural products; and
             84          (B) in the transportation of farm supplies, including tile, fence, and every other thing or
             85      commodity used in agricultural, floricultural, horticultural, livestock, and poultry production
             86      and maintenance.
             87          (b) The county shall provide to the registered owner who signs and submits a signed

             88      statement under this section a certificate of exemption from emission inspection requirements
             89      for purposes of registering the exempt vehicle.
             90           S. [ [ ] (5) (a) [] Each] Subject to Subsection (5)(c), the legislative body of each county
             90a      required under federal law to utilize a motor vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance
             90b      program or in which an emissions inspection and maintenance program is necessary to attain
             90c      or maintain any national ambient air quality standard may require each college or university
             90d      located in a county subject to this section [shall] to
             91      require its students and employees who park a motor vehicle not registered in a county subject
             92      to this section to provide proof of compliance with an emissions inspection accepted by the
             93      county legislative body if the motor vehicle is parked on the college or university campus or
             94      property. [ ]
             95           [ ] (b) College or university parking areas that are metered or for which payment is
             96      required per use are not subject to the requirements of this Subsection (5). [ ] ]

             96a          (c) The legislative body of county shall make the reasons for implementing the
             96b      provisions of this Subsection (5) part of the record at the time that the county legislative body
             96c      takes its official action to implement the provisions of this Subsection (5). .S
             97          [(6)] S. [ (5) ] (6) .S (a) An emissions inspection station shall issue a certificate of
             97a      emissions
             98      inspection for each motor vehicle that meets the inspection and maintenance program
             99      requirements established in rules made under Subsection (2).
             100          (b) The frequency of the emissions inspection shall be determined based on the age of
             101      the vehicle as determined by model year and shall be required annually subject to the
             102      provisions of Subsection [(6)] S. [ (5) ] (6) .S (c).
             103          (c) (i) To the extent allowed under the current federally approved state implementation
             104      plan, in accordance with the federal Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 7401 et seq., the legislative
             105      body of a county identified in Subsection (1) shall only require the emissions inspection every
             106      two years for each vehicle.
             107          (ii) The provisions of Subsection [(6)] S. [ (5) ] (6) .S (c)(i) apply only to a vehicle that is
             107a      less than
             108      six years old on January 1.
             109          (d) If an emissions inspection is only required every two years for a vehicle under
             110      Subsection [(6)] S. [ (5) ] (6) .S (c), the inspection shall be required for the vehicle in:
             111          (i) odd-numbered years for vehicles with odd-numbered model years; or
             112          (ii) in even-numbered years for vehicles with even-numbered model years.

             113          [(7)] S. [ (6) ] (7) .S The emissions inspection shall be required within the same time limit
             114      applicable to a safety inspection under Section 41-1a-205 .
             115          [(8)] S. [ (7) ] (8) .S (a) A county identified in Subsection (1) shall collect information about and
             116      monitor the program.
             117          (b) A county identified in Subsection (1) shall supply this information to an appropriate
             118      legislative committee, as designated by the Legislative Management Committee, at times

             119      determined by the designated committee to identify program needs, including funding needs.
             120          [(9)] S. [ (8) ] (9) .S If approved by the county legislative body, a county that had an established
             121      emissions inspection fee as of January 1, 2002, may increase the established fee that an
             122      emissions inspection station may charge by $2.50 for each year that is exempted from
             123      emissions inspections under Subsection [(6)] S. [ (5) ] (6) .S (c) up to a $7.50 increase.

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