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S.B. 75

This document includes Senate Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Feb 8, 2005 at 10:26 AM by rday. --> This document includes Senate Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Feb 8, 2005 at 10:34 AM by rday. --> This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Mar 2, 2005 at 10:32 PM by chopkin. -->              1     




Sponsor: Michael G. Waddoups


             6      LONG TITLE
             7      General Description:
             8          This bill amends the Uninsured Motorist Identification Database Program.
             9      Highlighted Provisions:
             10          This bill:
             11          .    provides additional criteria for administering the Uninsured Motorist Identification
             12      Database Program by directing the Department of Public Safety to assist in crime
             13      prevention, identification, and prosecution; and
             14          .    makes technical corrections.
             15      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          41-12a-803, as last amended by Chapter 32, Laws of Utah 2003

             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 41-12a-803 is amended to read:
             25           41-12a-803. Program creation -- Administration -- Selection of designated agent
             26      -- Duties -- Rulemaking _ Audits.
             27          (1) There is created the Uninsured Motorist Identification Database Program to:

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Senate Committee Amendments 2-8-2005 rd/crp
         (a) establish an Uninsured Motorist Identification Database to verify compliance with
             29      motor vehicle owner's or operator's security requirements under Section 41-12a-301 and other
             30      provisions under this part;
             31          (b) assist in reducing the number of uninsured motor vehicles on the highways of the
             32      state;
             33          (c) assist in increasing compliance with motor vehicle registration and sales and use tax
             34      laws; [and]
             35          (d) assist in protecting a financial institution's bona fide security interest in a motor
             36      vehicle[.]; and
             37          (e) H. without charging any additional fees for access to the database and .H under
             37a      the direction of the Department of Public Safety, assist in preventing,
             38      identifying, and prosecuting S. [ crime ] fraud or underage purchase of alcohol and tobacco.S .
             39          (2) The program shall be administered by the department with the assistance of the
             40      designated agent and the Motor Vehicle Division.
             41          (3) (a) The department shall contract in accordance with Title 63, Chapter 56, Utah
             42      Procurement Code, with a third party to establish and maintain an Uninsured Motorist
             43      Identification Database for the purposes established under this part.
             44          (b) The contract may not obligate the department to pay the third party more monies
             45      than are available in the account.
             46          (4) (a) The third party under contract under this section is the department's designated
             47      agent, and shall develop and maintain a computer database from the information provided by:
             48          (i) insurers under Section 31A-22-315 ;
             49          (ii) the division under Subsection (6); and
             50          (iii) the Motor Vehicle Division under Section 41-1a-120 .
             51          (b) (i) The database shall be developed and maintained in accordance with guidelines
             52      established by the department so that state and local law enforcement agencies and financial
             53      institutions as defined in Section 7-1-103 can efficiently access the records of the database,
             54      including reports useful for the implementation of the provisions of this part.
             55          (ii) (A) The reports shall be in a form and contain information approved by the
             56      department.
             57          (B) The reports may be made available through the Internet or through other electronic
             58      medium, if the department determines that sufficient security is provided to ensure compliance

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     with Section 41-12a-805 regarding limitations on disclosure of information in the database.
             60          (5) With information provided by the department and the Motor Vehicle Division, the
             61      designated agent shall, at least monthly:
             62          (a) update the database with the motor vehicle insurance information provided by the
             63      insurers in accordance with Section 31A-22-315 ; and
             64          (b) compare all current motor vehicle registrations against the database.
             65          (6) The division shall provide the designated agent with the name, date of birth,
             66      address, and driver license number of all persons on the driver license database.
             67          (7) In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             68      department shall make rules and develop procedures in cooperation with the Motor Vehicle
             69      Division to use the database for the purpose of administering and enforcing this part.
             70          (8) (a) The designated agent shall archive computer data files at least semi-annually for
             71      auditing purposes.
             72          (b) The internal audit unit of the tax commission provided under Section 59-1-206
             73      shall audit the program at least annually. The audit shall include verification of:
             74          (i) billings made by the designated agent; and
             75          (ii) the accuracy of the designated agent's matching of vehicle registration with
             76      insurance data.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-18-05 12:50 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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