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H.B. 223

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 1:42 PM by ddonat. --> This document includes Senate Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 2:52 PM by rday. --> This document includes Senate Committee Amendments (CORRECTED) incorporated into the bill on Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 8:11 AM by rday. -->              1     

AMENDMENTS TO DRIVER LICENSE AND

             2     
IDENTIFICATION CARDS

             3     
2005 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Sponsor: Curtis Oda

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Public Safety Code by amending driver license and identification
             10      card provisions.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    requires the Driver License Division to make rules for acceptable documentation of
             14      an applicant's identity, Utah residence address, proof of legal presence, and proof of
             15      H. [ United States Citizenship ] citizenship of a country other than the United States .H ;
             16          .    provides that for purposes of obtaining a driver license or identification card issued
             17      by the Driver License Division, as a substitute for a Social Security number or a
             18      temporary identification number (ITIN), an applicant may provide proof that the
             19      applicant:
             20              .    is a citizen of another country;
             21              .    does not qualify for a Social Security number; and
             22              .    is legally present in the United States, as authorized under federal law;
             23          .    provides that an applicant must show documentation of a Utah residence address in
             24      a form acceptable under rules made by the division in order to obtain a driver
             25      license or identification card;
             26          .    provides that an original license or a renewal to an original license or an
             27      identification card obtained without using a Social Security number or ITIN expires


             28      on the date of the expiration of the applicant's foreign visa, permit, or other document granting
             29      legal presence in the United States or on the normal expiration date whichever is sooner;
             30          .    changes the period an identification card is valid and reduces the time that it may be
             31      extended from ten to five years;
             32          .    prohibits the Driver License Division from granting an extension to a driver license
             33      or identification card for an applicant that did not provide a Social Security number
             34      or ITIN to obtain a driver license or identification card; and
             35          .    makes technical changes.
             36      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             37          None
             38      Other Special Clauses:
             39          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2005.
             39a      S.     This bill provides a coordination clause. .S
             40      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             41      AMENDS:
             42          53-3-104, as last amended by Chapter 85, Laws of Utah 2001
             43          53-3-205, as last amended by Chapter 222, Laws of Utah 2004
             44          53-3-214, as renumbered and amended by Chapter 234, Laws of Utah 1993
             45          53-3-804, as last amended by Chapter 30, Laws of Utah 2003
             46          53-3-807, as last amended by Chapter 30, Laws of Utah 2003
             47     
             48      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             49          Section 1. Section 53-3-104 is amended to read:
             50           53-3-104. Division duties.
             51          The division shall:
             52          (1) in accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
             53      make rules:
             54          (a) for examining applicants for a license, as necessary for the safety and welfare of the
             55      traveling public;
             56          (b) for acceptable documentation of an applicant's identity, Utah residence address,
             57      proof of legal presence, proof of H. [ United States ] .H citizenship H. of a country other than
             57a      the United States .H , and other proof or documentation
             58      required under this chapter;


             59          [(b)] (c) regarding the restrictions to be imposed on a person driving a motor vehicle
             60      with a temporary learner permit; and
             61          [(c)] (d) for exemptions from licensing requirements as authorized in this chapter;
             62          (2) examine each applicant according to the class of license applied for;
             63          (3) license motor vehicle drivers;
             64          (4) file every application for a license received by it and shall maintain indices
             65      containing:
             66          (a) all applications denied and the reason each was denied;
             67          (b) all applications granted; and
             68          (c) the name of every licensee whose license has been suspended, disqualified, or
             69      revoked by the division and the reasons for the action;
             70          (5) suspend, revoke, disqualify, cancel, or deny any license issued in accordance with
             71      this chapter;
             72          (6) file all accident reports and abstracts of court records of convictions received by it
             73      under state law;
             74          (7) maintain a record of each licensee showing his convictions and the traffic accidents
             75      in which he has been involved where a conviction has resulted;
             76          (8) consider the record of a licensee upon an application for renewal of a license and at
             77      other appropriate times;
             78          (9) search the license files, compile, and furnish a report on the driving record of any
             79      person licensed in the state in accordance with Section 53-3-109 ;
             80          (10) develop and implement a record system as required by Section 41-6-48.5 ;
             81          (11) in accordance with Section 53A-13-208 , establish:
             82          (a) procedures and standards to certify teachers of driver education classes to
             83      administer knowledge and skills tests;
             84          (b) minimal standards for the tests; and
             85          (c) procedures to enable school districts to administer or process any tests for students
             86      to receive a class D operator's license;
             87          (12) in accordance with Section 53-3-510 , establish:
             88          (a) procedures and standards to certify licensed instructors of commercial driver
             89      training school courses to administer the skills test;


             90          (b) minimal standards for the test; and
             91          (c) procedures to enable licensed commercial driver training schools to administer or
             92      process skills tests for students to receive a class D operator's license; and
             93          (13) provide administrative support to the Driver License Medical Advisory Board
             94      created in Section 53-3-303 .
             95          Section 2. Section 53-3-205 is amended to read:
             96           53-3-205. Application for license or endorsement -- Fee required -- Tests --
             97      Expiration dates of licenses and endorsements -- Information required -- Previous
             98      licenses surrendered -- Driving record transferred from other states -- Reinstatement --
             99      Fee required -- License agreement.
             100          (1) An application for any original license, provisional license, or endorsement shall
             101      be:
             102          (a) made upon a form furnished by the division; and
             103          (b) accompanied by a nonrefundable fee set under Section 53-3-105 .
             104          (2) An application and fee for an original provisional class D license or an original
             105      class D license entitle the applicant to:
             106          (a) not more than three attempts to pass both the knowledge and skills tests for a class
             107      D license within six months of the date of the application;
             108          (b) a learner permit if needed after the knowledge test is passed; and
             109          (c) an original class D license and license certificate after all tests are passed.
             110          (3) An application and fee for an original class M license entitle the applicant to:
             111          (a) not more than three attempts to pass both the knowledge and skills tests for a class
             112      M license within six months of the date of the application;
             113          (b) a learner permit if needed after the knowledge test is passed; and
             114          (c) an original class M license and license certificate after all tests are passed.
             115          (4) An application and fee for a motorcycle or taxicab endorsement entitle the
             116      applicant to:
             117          (a) not more than three attempts to pass both the knowledge and skills tests within six
             118      months of the date of the application;
             119          (b) a motorcycle learner permit if needed after the motorcycle knowledge test is
             120      passed; and


             121          (c) a motorcycle or taxicab endorsement when all tests are passed.
             122          (5) An application and fees for a commercial class A, B, or C license entitle the
             123      applicant to:
             124          (a) not more than two attempts to pass a knowledge test and not more than two
             125      attempts to pass a skills test within six months of the date of the application;
             126          (b) a commercial driver instruction permit if needed after the knowledge test is passed;
             127      and
             128          (c) an original commercial class A, B, or C license and license certificate when all
             129      applicable tests are passed.
             130          (6) An application and fee for a CDL endorsement entitle the applicant to:
             131          (a) not more than two attempts to pass a knowledge test and not more than two
             132      attempts to pass a skills test within six months of the date of the application; and
             133          (b) a CDL endorsement when all tests are passed.
             134          (7) If a CDL applicant does not pass a knowledge test, skills test, or an endorsement
             135      test within the number of attempts provided in Subsection (5) or (6), each test may be taken
             136      two additional times within the six months for the fee provided in Section 53-3-105 .
             137          (8) (a) [An] Except as provided under Subsection (8)(f), an original license expires on
             138      the birth date of the applicant in the fifth year following the year the license certificate was
             139      issued.
             140          (b) [A] Except as provided under Subsection (8)(f), a renewal or an extension to a
             141      license expires on the birth date of the licensee in the fifth year following the expiration date of
             142      the license certificate renewed or extended.
             143          (c) S. [ A ] Except as provided under Subsection (8)(f), a .S duplicate license expires on
             143a      the same date as the last license certificate issued.
             144          (d) An endorsement to a license expires on the same date as the license certificate
             145      regardless of the date the endorsement was granted.
             146          (e) A license and any endorsement to the license held by a person ordered to active
             147      duty and stationed outside Utah in any of the armed forces of the United States, which expires
             148      during the time period the person is stationed outside of the state, is valid until 90 days after the
             149      person has been discharged or has left the service, unless the license is suspended, disqualified,
             150      denied, or has been cancelled or revoked by the division, or the licensee updates the
             151      information or photograph on the license certificate.


             152          (f) An original license or a renewal to an original license obtained using proof under
             153      Subsection (9)(a)(i)(E)(III) expires on the date of the expiration of the applicant's foreign visa,
             154      permit, or other document granting legal presence in the United States or on the date provided
             155      under this Subsection (8), whichever is sooner.
             156          (9) (a) In addition to the information required by Title 63, Chapter 46b, Administrative
             157      Procedures Act, for requests for agency action, each applicant shall have a Utah residence
             158      address and each applicant shall:
             159          (i) provide the applicant's:
             160          (A) full legal name;
             161          (B) birth date;
             162          (C) gender;
             163          (D) between July 1, 2002 and July 1, 2007, race in accordance with the categories
             164      established by the United States Census Bureau;
             165          (E) (I) Social Security number [or];
             166          (II) temporary identification number (ITIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service for
             167      a person who does not qualify for a Social Security number; or
             168          (III) (Aa) proof that the applicant is a citizen of a country other than the United States;
             169          (Bb) proof that the applicant does not qualify for a Social Security number; and
             170          (Cc) proof of legal presence in the United States, as authorized under federal law; and
             171          (F) Utah residence address [of the applicant] as documented by a form acceptable
             172      under rules made by the division under Section 53-3-104 ;
             173          (ii) provide a description of the applicant;
             174          (iii) state whether the applicant has previously been licensed to drive a motor vehicle
             175      and, if so, when and by what state or country;
             176          (iv) state whether the applicant has ever had any license suspended, cancelled, revoked,
             177      disqualified, or denied in the last six years, or whether the applicant has ever had any license
             178      application refused, and if so, the date of and reason for the suspension, cancellation,
             179      revocation, disqualification, denial, or refusal;
             180          (v) state whether the applicant intends to make an anatomical gift under Title 26,
             181      Chapter 28, Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, in compliance with Subsection (16);
             182          (vi) provide all other information the division requires; and


             183          (vii) sign the application which signature may include an electronic signature as
             184      defined in Section 46-4-102 .
             185          (b) The division shall maintain on its computerized records an applicant's:
             186          (i) Social Security number; [or]
             187          (ii) temporary identification number (ITIN)[.]; or
             188          (iii) other number assigned by the division if Subsection (9)(a)(i)(E)(III) applies.
             189          (c) An applicant may not be denied a license for refusing to provide race information
             190      required under Subsection (9)(a)(i)(D).
             191          (10) The division shall require proof of every applicant's name, birthdate, and
             192      birthplace by at least one of the following means:
             193          (a) current license certificate;
             194          (b) birth certificate;
             195          (c) Selective Service registration; or
             196          (d) other proof, including church records, family Bible notations, school records, or
             197      other evidence considered acceptable by the division.
             198          (11) When an applicant receives a license in another class, all previous license
             199      certificates shall be surrendered and canceled. However, a disqualified commercial license may
             200      not be canceled unless it expires before the new license certificate is issued.
             201          (12) (a) When an application is received from a person previously licensed in another
             202      state to drive a motor vehicle, the division shall request a copy of the driver's record from the
             203      other state.
             204          (b) When received, the driver's record becomes part of the driver's record in this state
             205      with the same effect as though entered originally on the driver's record in this state.
             206          (13) An application for reinstatement of a license after the suspension, cancellation,
             207      disqualification, denial, or revocation of a previous license shall be accompanied by the
             208      additional fee or fees specified in Section 53-3-105 .
             209          (14) A person who has an appointment with the division for testing and fails to keep
             210      the appointment or to cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the appointment shall pay the fee
             211      under Section 53-3-105 .
             212          (15) A person who applies for an original license or renewal of a license agrees that the
             213      person's license is subject to any suspension or revocation authorized under this title or Title


             214      41, Motor Vehicles.
             215          (16) (a) The indication of intent under Subsection (9)(a)(v) shall be authenticated by
             216      the licensee in accordance with division rule.
             217          (b) (i) Notwithstanding Title 63, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and
             218      Management Act, the division may, upon request, release to an organ procurement
             219      organization, as defined in Section 26-28-2 , the names and addresses of all persons who under
             220      Subsection (9)(a)(v) indicate that they intend to make an anatomical gift.
             221          (ii) An organ procurement organization may use released information only to:
             222          (A) obtain additional information for an anatomical gift registry; and
             223          (B) inform licensees of anatomical gift options, procedures, and benefits.
             224          (17) The division and its employees are not liable, as a result of false or inaccurate
             225      information provided under Subsection (9)(a)(v), for direct or indirect:
             226          (a) loss;
             227          (b) detriment; or
             228          (c) injury.
             229          Section 3. Section 53-3-214 is amended to read:
             230           53-3-214. Renewal -- Fees required -- Extension without examination.
             231          (1) (a) The holder of a valid license may renew his license and any endorsement to the
             232      license by applying:
             233          (i) at any time within six months before the license expires; or
             234          (ii) more than six months prior to the expiration date if the applicant furnishes proof
             235      that he will be absent from the state during the six-month period prior to the expiration of the
             236      license.
             237          (b) The application for a renewal of, extension of, or any endorsement to a license shall
             238      be accompanied by a fee under Section 53-3-105 .
             239          (2) (a) Except as provided under Subsections (2)(b) and (3), upon application for
             240      renewal of a license, provisional license, and any endorsement to a license, the division shall
             241      reexamine each applicant as if for an original license and endorsement to the license, if
             242      applicable.
             243          (b) The division may waive any or all portions of the test designed to demonstrate the
             244      applicant's ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control driving a motor vehicle.


             245          (3) (a) Except as provided under Subsection (3)(b), the division shall extend a license,
             246      any endorsement to the license, a provisional license, and any endorsement to a provisional
             247      license for five years without examination for licensees whose driving records for the five years
             248      immediately preceding the determination of eligibility for extension show:
             249          (i) no suspensions;
             250          (ii) no revocations;
             251          (iii) no conviction for reckless driving under Section 41-6-45 ; and
             252          (iv) no more than four reportable violations in the preceding five years.
             253          (b) (i) After the expiration of a license, a new license certificate and any endorsement
             254      to a license certificate may not be issued until the person has again passed the tests under
             255      Section 53-3-206 and paid the required fee.
             256          (ii) A person 65 years of age or older shall take and pass the eye examination specified
             257      in Section 53-3-206 .
             258          (iii) An extension may not be granted to any person:
             259          (A) who is identified by the division as having a medical impairment that may
             260      represent a hazard to public safety[.];
             261          [(iv)] (B) [An extension may not be granted to any person] holding a CDL issued under
             262      Part 4 of this chapter[.]; or
             263          (C) whose original license was obtained using proof under Subsection
             264      53-3-205 (9)(a)(i)(E)(III).
             265          (c) The division shall allow extensions:
             266          (i) by mail at the appropriate extension fee rate under Section 53-3-105 ;
             267          (ii) only if the applicant qualifies under this section; and
             268          (iii) for only one extension.
             269          Section 4. Section 53-3-804 is amended to read:
             270           53-3-804. Application for identification card -- Required information -- Release
             271      of anatomical gift information.
             272          (1) To apply for an identification card, the applicant shall have a Utah residence
             273      address and appear in person at any license examining station.
             274          (2) The applicant shall provide the following information to the division:
             275          (a) (i) true and full legal name; and


             276          (ii) Utah residence address as documented by a form acceptable under rules made by
             277      the division under Section 53-3-104 ;
             278          (b) date of birth as set forth in a certified copy of the applicant's birth certificate, or
             279      other satisfactory evidence of birth, which shall be attached to the application;
             280          (c) (i) Social Security number; [or]
             281          (ii) temporary identification number (ITIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service for
             282      a person who does not qualify for a Social Security number; or
             283          (iii) (A) proof that the applicant is a citizen of a country other than the United States;
             284          (B) proof that the applicant does not qualify for a Social Security number; and
             285          (C) proof of legal presence in the United States, as authorized under federal law;
             286          (d) place of birth;
             287          (e) height and weight;
             288          (f) color of eyes and hair;
             289          (g) between July 1, 2002 and July 1, 2007, race in accordance with the categories
             290      established by the United States Census Bureau;
             291          (h) signature;
             292          (i) photograph; and
             293          (j) an indication whether the applicant intends to make an anatomical gift under Title
             294      26, Chapter 28, Uniform Anatomical Gift Act.
             295          (3) The requirements of Section 53-3-234 apply to this section for each person, age 16
             296      and older, applying for an identification card. Refusal to consent to the release of information
             297      shall result in the denial of the identification card.
             298          (4) An applicant may not be denied an identification card for refusing to provide race
             299      information required under Subsection (2)(g).
             300          Section 5. Section 53-3-807 is amended to read:
             301           53-3-807. Expiration -- Address and name change -- Extension for disabled.
             302          (1) [The] Except as provided under Subsections (6) and (7), the identification card
             303      expires on the birth date of the applicant in the [tenth] fifth year following the issuance of the
             304      identification card[, except as provided under Subsection (6)].
             305          (2) If a person has applied for and received an identification card and subsequently
             306      moves from the address shown on the application or on the card, the person shall within ten


             307      days notify the division in a manner specified by the division of his new address.
             308          (3) If a person has applied for and received an identification card and subsequently
             309      changes his name under Title 42, Chapter 1, Change of Name, he:
             310          (a) shall surrender the card to the division; and
             311          (b) may apply for a new card in his new name by:
             312          (i) furnishing proper documentation to the division as provided in Section 53-3-804 ;
             313      and
             314          (ii) paying the fee required under Section 53-3-105 .
             315          (4) A person older than 21 years of age with a disability, as defined under the
             316      Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Pub. L. 101-336, may extend the expiration date on
             317      an identification card for [ten] five years if the person with a disability or an agent of the person
             318      with a disability:
             319          (a) requests that the division send the application form to obtain the extension or
             320      requests an application form in person at the division's offices;
             321          (b) completes the application;
             322          (c) certifies that the extension is for a person 21 years of age or older with a disability;
             323      and
             324          (d) returns the application to the division together with the identification card fee
             325      required under Section 53-3-105 .
             326          (5) (a) [An] Except as provided under Subsection (5)(c), an identification card may
             327      only be extended once.
             328          (b) After an extension an application for an identification card must be applied for in
             329      person at the division's offices.
             330          (c) An identification card obtained using proof under Subsection 53-3-804 (2)(c)(iii)
             331      may not be extended.
             332          (6) [An] Except as provided in Subsection (7), an identification card issued to a person
             333      65 years of age or older does not expire, but continues in effect until the death of that person.
             334          (7) An identification card obtained using proof under Subsection 53-3-804 (2)(c)(iii)
             335      expires on the date of the expiration of the applicant's foreign visa, permit, or other document
             336      granting legal presence in the United States or the date provided under Subsection (1), which
             337      ever is sooner.


             338          Section 6. Effective date.
             339          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2005.
             339a      S.     Section 7. Coodinating H.B. 223 with S.B. 227.
             339b          If this H.B. 223 and S.B. 227, Public Safety Driving Privilege and Identification Card
             339c      Amendments, both pass, it is the intent of the Legislature that the Office of Legislative
             339d      Research and General Counsel shall prepare the Utah Code database for publication as
             339e      follows:
             339f          (1) the amendments to Sections 53-3-804 and 53-3-807 in S.B. 227 supersede the
             339g      amendments to Sections 53-3-804 and 53-3-807 in this bill; and
             339h          (2) in Section 53-3-205:
             339i          (a) renumber Subsection (8)(f) in S.B. 227 to (8)(g) and change the references from
             339j      "Subsection (8)(f)" to "Subsections (8)(f) and (g)"; and
             339k          (b) after Subsection (8)(g)(ii) insert the following:
             339l          "(iii) The expiration dates provided under Subsections (8)(g)(i) and (ii) do not apply to
             339m      an original license or driving privilege card or to the renewal of an original license or driving
             339n      privilege card with an expiration date provided under Subsection (8)(f)." .S




Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-19-05 10:42 AM


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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