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S.B. 227

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PUBLIC SAFETY DRIVING PRIVILEGE AND

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IDENTIFICATION CARD AMENDMENTS

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2005 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

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             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          .    defines driving privilege card as the evidence of the privilege granted to drive a
             14      motor vehicle;
             15          .    requires the Driver License Division to:
             16              .    only issue a driving privilege card to a person who did not use a Social Security
             17      number to obtain a driving privilege; and
             18              .    distinguish a driving privilege card from a license certificate by:
             19              .    use a format, color, font, or other means to clearly distinguish the driving
             20      privilege card from other driver licenses; and
             21              .    clearly display on the front of driving privilege card a phrase substantially
             22      similar to "FOR DRIVING PRIVILEGES ONLY -- NOT VALID FOR
             23      IDENTIFICATION";
             24          .    prohibits a governmental entity from accepting a driving privilege card as proof of
             25      personal identification;
             26          .    repeals, as a substitute for a Social Security number, the use of a temporary
             27      identification number (ITIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service for purposes of



             28      obtaining an identification card issued by the Driver License Division;
             29          .    provides that a driver license certificate expires on the person's next birthday after
             30      July 1, 2005 if:
             31              .    the driver license was obtained without using a Social Security number; and
             32              .    the driver license certificate or driving privilege card is not distinguished in
             33      certain ways by the division;
             34          .    provides that a driving privilege card expires on the birth date of the applicant each
             35      year;
             36          .    provides that an identification card that was obtained without using a Social
             37      Security number expires on July 1, 2005; and
             38          .    make technical changes.
             39      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             40          None
             41      Other Special Clauses:
             42          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2005.
             43      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             44      AMENDS:
             45          53-3-205, as last amended by Chapter 222, Laws of Utah 2004
             46          53-3-207, as last amended by Chapter 144, Laws of Utah 2004
             47          53-3-804, as last amended by Chapter 30, Laws of Utah 2003
             48          53-3-807, as last amended by Chapter 30, Laws of Utah 2003
             49     
             50      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             51          Section 1. Section 53-3-205 is amended to read:
             52           53-3-205. Application for license or endorsement -- Fee required -- Tests --
             53      Expiration dates of licenses and endorsements -- Information required -- Previous
             54      licenses surrendered -- Driving record transferred from other states -- Reinstatement --
             55      Fee required -- License agreement.
             56          (1) An application for any original license, provisional license, or endorsement shall
             57      be:
             58          (a) made upon a form furnished by the division; and



             59          (b) accompanied by a nonrefundable fee set under Section 53-3-105 .
             60          (2) An application and fee for an original provisional class D license or an original
             61      class D license entitle the applicant to:
             62          (a) not more than three attempts to pass both the knowledge and skills tests for a class
             63      D license within six months of the date of the application;
             64          (b) a learner permit if needed after the knowledge test is passed; and
             65          (c) an original class D license and license certificate after all tests are passed.
             66          (3) An application and fee for an original class M license entitle the applicant to:
             67          (a) not more than three attempts to pass both the knowledge and skills tests for a class
             68      M license within six months of the date of the application;
             69          (b) a learner permit if needed after the knowledge test is passed; and
             70          (c) an original class M license and license certificate after all tests are passed.
             71          (4) An application and fee for a motorcycle or taxicab endorsement entitle the
             72      applicant to:
             73          (a) not more than three attempts to pass both the knowledge and skills tests within six
             74      months of the date of the application;
             75          (b) a motorcycle learner permit if needed after the motorcycle knowledge test is
             76      passed; and
             77          (c) a motorcycle or taxicab endorsement when all tests are passed.
             78          (5) An application and fees for a commercial class A, B, or C license entitle the
             79      applicant to:
             80          (a) not more than two attempts to pass a knowledge test and not more than two
             81      attempts to pass a skills test within six months of the date of the application;
             82          (b) a commercial driver instruction permit if needed after the knowledge test is passed;
             83      and
             84          (c) an original commercial class A, B, or C license and license certificate when all
             85      applicable tests are passed.
             86          (6) An application and fee for a CDL endorsement entitle the applicant to:
             87          (a) not more than two attempts to pass a knowledge test and not more than two
             88      attempts to pass a skills test within six months of the date of the application; and
             89          (b) a CDL endorsement when all tests are passed.


             90          (7) If a CDL applicant does not pass a knowledge test, skills test, or an endorsement
             91      test within the number of attempts provided in Subsection (5) or (6), each test may be taken
             92      two additional times within the six months for the fee provided in Section 53-3-105 .
             93          (8) (a) [An] Except as provided under Subsection (8)(f), an original license expires on
             94      the birth date of the applicant in the fifth year following the year the license certificate was
             95      issued.
             96          (b) [A] Except as provided under Subsection (8)(f), a renewal or an extension to a
             97      license expires on the birth date of the licensee in the fifth year following the expiration date of
             98      the license certificate renewed or extended.
             99          (c) [A] Except as provided under Subsection (8)(f), a duplicate license expires on the
             100      same date as the last license certificate issued.
             101          (d) An endorsement to a license expires on the same date as the license certificate
             102      regardless of the date the endorsement was granted.
             103          (e) A license and any endorsement to the license held by a person ordered to active
             104      duty and stationed outside Utah in any of the armed forces of the United States, which expires
             105      during the time period the person is stationed outside of the state, is valid until 90 days after the
             106      person has been discharged or has left the service, unless the license is suspended, disqualified,
             107      denied, or has been cancelled or revoked by the division, or the licensee updates the
             108      information or photograph on the license certificate.
             109          (f) (i) An original license or a renewal or a duplicate to an original license expires on
             110      the next birth date of the applicant or licensee beginning on July 1, 2005 if:
             111          (A) the license was obtained without using a Social Security number as required under
             112      Subsection (9); and
             113          (B) the license certificate or driving privilege card is not clearly distinguished as
             114      required under Subsection 53-3-207 (6).
             115          (ii) A driving privilege card issued or renewed under Section 53-3-207 expires on the
             116      birth date of the applicant in the first year following the year that the driving privilege card was
             117      issued or renewed.
             118          (9) (a) In addition to the information required by Title 63, Chapter 46b, Administrative
             119      Procedures Act, for requests for agency action, each applicant shall have a Utah residence
             120      address and each applicant shall:


             121          (i) provide the applicant's:
             122          (A) full legal name;
             123          (B) birth date;
             124          (C) gender;
             125          (D) between July 1, 2002 and July 1, 2007, race in accordance with the categories
             126      established by the United States Census Bureau;
             127          (E) Social Security number or temporary identification number (ITIN) issued by the
             128      Internal Revenue Service for a person who does not qualify for a Social Security number; and
             129          (F) Utah residence address of the applicant;
             130          (ii) provide a description of the applicant;
             131          (iii) state whether the applicant has previously been licensed to drive a motor vehicle
             132      and, if so, when and by what state or country;
             133          (iv) state whether the applicant has ever had any license suspended, cancelled, revoked,
             134      disqualified, or denied in the last six years, or whether the applicant has ever had any license
             135      application refused, and if so, the date of and reason for the suspension, cancellation,
             136      revocation, disqualification, denial, or refusal;
             137          (v) state whether the applicant intends to make an anatomical gift under Title 26,
             138      Chapter 28, Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, in compliance with Subsection (16);
             139          (vi) provide all other information the division requires; and
             140          (vii) sign the application which signature may include an electronic signature as
             141      defined in Section 46-4-102 .
             142          (b) The division shall maintain on its computerized records an applicant's:
             143          (i) Social Security number; or
             144          (ii) temporary identification number (ITIN).
             145          (c) An applicant may not be denied a license for refusing to provide race information
             146      required under Subsection (9)(a)(i)(D).
             147          (10) The division shall require proof of every applicant's name, birthdate, and
             148      birthplace by at least one of the following means:
             149          (a) current license certificate;
             150          (b) birth certificate;
             151          (c) Selective Service registration; or


             152          (d) other proof, including church records, family Bible notations, school records, or
             153      other evidence considered acceptable by the division.
             154          (11) When an applicant receives a license in another class, all previous license
             155      certificates shall be surrendered and canceled. However, a disqualified commercial license may
             156      not be canceled unless it expires before the new license certificate is issued.
             157          (12) (a) When an application is received from a person previously licensed in another
             158      state to drive a motor vehicle, the division shall request a copy of the driver's record from the
             159      other state.
             160          (b) When received, the driver's record becomes part of the driver's record in this state
             161      with the same effect as though entered originally on the driver's record in this state.
             162          (13) An application for reinstatement of a license after the suspension, cancellation,
             163      disqualification, denial, or revocation of a previous license shall be accompanied by the
             164      additional fee or fees specified in Section 53-3-105 .
             165          (14) A person who has an appointment with the division for testing and fails to keep
             166      the appointment or to cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the appointment shall pay the fee
             167      under Section 53-3-105 .
             168          (15) A person who applies for an original license or renewal of a license agrees that the
             169      person's license is subject to any suspension or revocation authorized under this title or Title
             170      41, Motor Vehicles.
             171          (16) (a) The indication of intent under Subsection (9)(a)(v) shall be authenticated by
             172      the licensee in accordance with division rule.
             173          (b) (i) Notwithstanding Title 63, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and
             174      Management Act, the division may, upon request, release to an organ procurement
             175      organization, as defined in Section 26-28-2 , the names and addresses of all persons who under
             176      Subsection (9)(a)(v) indicate that they intend to make an anatomical gift.
             177          (ii) An organ procurement organization may use released information only to:
             178          (A) obtain additional information for an anatomical gift registry; and
             179          (B) inform licensees of anatomical gift options, procedures, and benefits.
             180          (17) The division and its employees are not liable, as a result of false or inaccurate
             181      information provided under Subsection (9)(a)(v), for direct or indirect:
             182          (a) loss;


             183          (b) detriment; or
             184          (c) injury.
             185          Section 2. Section 53-3-207 is amended to read:
             186           53-3-207. License certificates issued to drivers by class of motor vehicle --
             187      Contents -- Release of anatomical gift information -- Temporary licenses -- Minors'
             188      licenses and permits -- Violation.
             189          (1) As used in this section:
             190          (a) "driving privilege" means the privilege granted under this chapter to drive a motor
             191      vehicle;
             192          (b) "driving privilege card" means the evidence of the privilege granted and issued
             193      under this chapter to drive a motor vehicle;
             194          (c) "governmental entity" means the state and its political subdivisions as defined in
             195      this Subsection (1);
             196          (d) "political subdivision" means any county, city, town, school district, public transit
             197      district, redevelopment agency, special improvement or taxing district, special district, an entity
             198      created by an interlocal agreement adopted under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation
             199      Act, or other governmental subdivision or public corporation; and
             200          (e) "state" means this state, and includes any office, department, agency, authority,
             201      commission, board, institution, hospital, college, university, children's justice center, or other
             202      instrumentality of the state.
             203          [(1)] (2) (a) The division shall issue to every person privileged to drive a motor vehicle,
             204      a license certificate or a driving privilege card indicating the type or class of motor vehicle the
             205      [licensee] person may drive.
             206          (b) A person may not drive a class of motor vehicle unless [licensed] granted the
             207      privilege in that class.
             208          [(2)] (3) (a) Every license certificate or driving privilege card shall bear:
             209          (i) the distinguishing number assigned to the [licensee] person by the division;
             210          (ii) the name, birth date, and Utah residence address of the [licensee] person;
             211          (iii) a brief description of the [licensee] person for the purpose of identification;
             212          (iv) any restrictions imposed on the license under Section 53-3-208 ;
             213          (v) a photograph of the [licensee] person;


             214          (vi) a photograph or other facsimile of the [licensee's] person's signature; and
             215          (vii) an indication whether the [licensee] person intends to make an anatomical gift
             216      under Title 26, Chapter 28, Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, unless the [license] driving privilege
             217      is extended under Subsection 53-3-214 (3).
             218          (b) A new license certificate issued by the division may not bear the [licensee's]
             219      person's Social Security number.
             220          (c) (i) The license or driving privilege card certificate shall be of an impervious
             221      material, resistant to wear, damage, and alteration.
             222          (ii) Except as provided under Subsection (4)(b), the size, form, and color of the license
             223      certificate or driving privilege card shall be as prescribed by the commissioner.
             224          (iii) The commissioner may also prescribe the issuance of a special type of limited
             225      license certificate or driving privilege card under Subsection 53-3-220 (4) and may authorize
             226      the issuance of a renewed or duplicate license certificate or driving privilege card without a
             227      picture if the applicant is not then living in the state.
             228          [(3)] (4) (a) (i) The division upon determining after an examination that an applicant is
             229      mentally and physically qualified to be granted a [license] driving privilege may issue to an
             230      applicant a receipt for the fee.
             231          (ii) The receipt serves as a temporary license certificate or driving privilege card
             232      allowing [him] the person to drive a motor vehicle while the division is completing its
             233      investigation to determine whether [he] the person is entitled to be [licensed] granted a driving
             234      privilege.
             235          (b) The receipt shall be in [his] the person's immediate possession while driving a
             236      motor vehicle, and it is invalid when the [applicant's] person's license certificate or driving
             237      privilege card has been issued or when, for good cause, the privilege has been refused.
             238          (c) The division shall indicate on the receipt a date after which it is not valid as a
             239      license certificate or driving privilege card.
             240          [(4)] (5) (a) The division shall distinguish learner permits, temporary permits, [and]
             241      license certificates, and driving privilege cards issued to any person younger than 21 years of
             242      age by use of plainly printed information or the use of a color or other means not used for other
             243      license certificates or driving privilege cards.
             244          (b) The division shall distinguish a license certificate or driving privilege card issued to


             245      any person:
             246          (i) younger than 21 years of age by use of a portrait-style format not used for other
             247      license certificates or driving privilege card and by plainly printing the date the license
             248      certificate or driving privilege card holder is 21 years of age, which is the legal age for
             249      purchasing an alcoholic beverage or product under Section 32A-12-203 ; and
             250          (ii) younger than 19 years of age, by plainly printing the date the license certificate or
             251      driving privilege card holder is 19 years of age, which is the legal age for purchasing tobacco
             252      products under Section 76-10-104 .
             253          (6) (a) The division shall only issue a driving privilege card to a person whose privilege
             254      was obtained without using a Social Security number as required under Subsection
             255      53-3-205 (9).
             256          (b) The division shall distinguish a driving privilege card from a license certificate by:
             257          (i) use of a format, color, font, or other means; and
             258          (ii) clearly displaying on the front of the driving privilege card a phrase substantially
             259      similar to "FOR DRIVING PRIVILEGES ONLY -- NOT VALID FOR IDENTIFICATION".
             260          [(c)] (7) The provisions of Subsection [(4)] (5)(b) do not apply to a learner permit,
             261      temporary permit, or any other temporary permit or receipt issued by the division.
             262          [(5)] (8) The division shall issue temporary license certificates or driving privilege
             263      cards of the same nature, except as to duration, as the license certificates that they temporarily
             264      replace, as are necessary to implement applicable provisions of Section 53-3-223 .
             265          (9) A governmental entity may not accept a driving privilege card as proof of personal
             266      identification.
             267          [(6)] (10) A person who violates Subsection [(1)] (2)(b) is guilty of a class C
             268      misdemeanor.
             269          (11) Except as provided under this section, the provisions, requirements, classes,
             270      endorsements, fees, restrictions, and sanctions under this code apply to a:
             271          (a) driving privilege in the same way as a license issued under this chapter; and
             272          (b) driving privilege card in the same way as a license certificate issued under this
             273      chapter.
             274          Section 3. Section 53-3-804 is amended to read:
             275           53-3-804. Application for identification card -- Required information -- Release


             276      of anatomical gift information.
             277          (1) To apply for an identification card, the applicant shall have a Utah residence
             278      address and appear in person at any license examining station.
             279          (2) The applicant shall provide the following information to the division:
             280          (a) true and full legal name and Utah residence address;
             281          (b) date of birth as set forth in a certified copy of the applicant's birth certificate, or
             282      other satisfactory evidence of birth, which shall be attached to the application;
             283          (c) [(i)] Social Security number; [or]
             284          [(ii) temporary identification number (ITIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service for
             285      a person who does not qualify for a Social Security number;]
             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 4. Section 53-3-807 is amended to read:
             301           53-3-807. Expiration -- Address and name change -- Extension for disabled.
             302          (1) The identification card expires on the birth date of the applicant in the tenth year
             303      following the issuance of the identification card, except as provided under Subsection (6).
             304          (2) If a person has applied for and received an identification card and subsequently
             305      moves from the address shown on the application or on the card, the person shall within ten
             306      days notify the division in a manner specified by the division of his new address.


             307          (3) If a person has applied for and received an identification card and subsequently
             308      changes his name under Title 42, Chapter 1, Change of Name, he:
             309          (a) shall surrender the card to the division; and
             310          (b) may apply for a new card in his new name by:
             311          (i) furnishing proper documentation to the division as provided in Section 53-3-804 ;
             312      and
             313          (ii) paying the fee required under Section 53-3-105 .
             314          (4) A person older than 21 years of age with a disability, as defined under the
             315      Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Pub. L. 101-336, may extend the expiration date on
             316      an identification card for ten years if the person with a disability or an agent of the person with
             317      a disability:
             318          (a) requests that the division send the application form to obtain the extension or
             319      requests an application form in person at the division's offices;
             320          (b) completes the application;
             321          (c) certifies that the extension is for a person 21 years of age or older with a disability;
             322      and
             323          (d) returns the application to the division together with the identification card fee
             324      required under Section 53-3-105 .
             325          (5) (a) An identification card may only be extended once.
             326          (b) After an extension an application for an identification card must be applied for in
             327      person at the division's offices.
             328          (6) An identification card issued to a person 65 years of age or older does not expire,
             329      but continues in effect until the death of that person.
             330          (7) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, an identification card that was
             331      obtained without using a Social Security number as required under Subsection 53-3-804 (2)
             332      expires on July 1, 2005.
             333          Section 5. Effective date.
             334          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2005.





Legislative Review Note
    as of 2-8-05 3:17 PM


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

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