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Chief Sponsor: Christopher N. Herrod

Senate Sponsor: Jon J. Greiner

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill allows the Department of Public Safety to digitize certificates of calibration for
             11      breathalizers and upload them to a secure website for use by prosecutors and courts.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    allows the Department of Public Safety to digitize certificates of calibration for
             15      breathalizers; and
             16          .    requires that the department provide a secure location on its website to post the
             17      digital certificates.
             18      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      ENACTS:
             24          78B-5-620, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Section 78B-5-620 is enacted to read:
             28          78B-5-620. Calibration certificates for breathalizers.
             29          (1) As used in this section:

             30          (a) "Breathalizer" means any device used by a law enforcement agency which utilizes a
             31      person's breath to estimate blood alcohol content.
             32          (b) "Calibration" means the manual setting of specific levels on a breathalizer by a
             33      person trained to reset the machine to insure as accurate results as possible.
             34          (c) "Certificate of calibration" means the document issued by the person who calibrates
             35      a breathalizer, attesting to the accuracy of the machine.
             36          (d) "Department" means the Department of Public Safety created in Section 53-1-103 .
             37          (e) "Digitize" means to convert content from a tangible, analog form into a digital
             38      electronic representation of that content.
             39          (2) The department may digitize and post the digital format of certificates of calibration
             40      on its website in a secure location not available to the public.
             41          (3) The secure location shall be available to courts and local prosecutors' offices for use
             42      in actions in which it is alleged a party was intoxicated and a law enforcement officer required
             43      the party to submit to a breathalizer test.
             44          (4) The department shall make rules in accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah
             45      Administrative Rulemaking Act:
             46          (a) to provide a method for insuring the accuracy of the certificates on the website; and
             47          (b) providing for an attestation to the authenticity of the certificate upon download by a
             48      prosecutor or court.

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