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First Substitute H.B. 154
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the Uniform Driver License Act and the State Boating Act by
10 amending provisions relating to operating a motorboat.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . provides definitions;
14 . creates a motorboat endorsement for a driver license;
15 . requires an applicant for a motorboat endorsement to:
16 . hold an original or provisional class D license, a CDL, or an out-of-state
17 equivalent; and
18 . provide the division proof that the applicant has completed a boating safety
20 . clarifies that certain driver license provisions apply to motorboats;
21 . provides that beginning on July 1, 2013, a person may not operate a motorboat on
22 the waters of this state unless the person:
23 . has a driver license and motorboat endorsement;
24 . is under 16 years of age and is operating the motorboat under the direct
25 supervision of a person who is at least 18 years of age and meets certain
27 . is a nonresident who is 16 years of age or older and is operating the motorboat
28 in compliance with the motorboat licensing and education requirements of the
29 nonresident's home state;
30 . is a licensed Utah captain/guide license holder and is carrying passengers for
31 hire; or
32 . is operating an official United States Government motorboat on official
33 business and has a valid United States Government motorboat operators
35 . provides that the division may authorize a boat livery to issue a 14-day temporary
36 operating permit to certain persons;
37 . requires the Division of Parks and Recreation to establish requirements for and
38 administer a boating safety course program;
39 . grants the Division of Parks and Recreation authority to make rules establishing
40 procedures and requirements for providing a boating safety course; and
41 . makes technical changes.
42 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
44 Other Special Clauses:
45 This bill takes effect July 1, 2008.
46 Utah Code Sections Affected:
48 53-3-102 (Effective 07/01/08), as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 338
49 53-3-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 53, 261, and 296
50 53-3-106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 261
51 53-3-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapters 46, 201, and 293
52 53-3-205, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 60 and 173
53 53-3-217, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 51
54 73-18-10, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1986, Chapter 197
55 73-18-15.2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 200
57 73-18-15.4, Utah Code Annotated 1953
58 73-18-15.6, Utah Code Annotated 1953
60 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
61 Section 1. Section 53-3-102 (Effective 07/01/08) is amended to read:
62 53-3-102 (Effective 07/01/08). Definitions.
63 As used in this chapter:
64 (1) "Cancellation" means the termination by the division of a license issued through
65 error or fraud or for which consent under Section 53-3-211 has been withdrawn.
66 (2) "Class D license" means the class of license issued to drive motor vehicles not
67 defined as commercial motor vehicles or motorcycles under this chapter.
68 (3) "Class M license" means the class of license issued to drive a motorcycle as defined
69 under this chapter.
70 (4) "Commercial driver license" or "CDL" means a license issued substantially in
71 accordance with the requirements of Title XII, Pub. L. 99-570, the Commercial Motor Vehicle
72 Safety Act of 1986, and in accordance with Part 4, Uniform Commercial Driver License Act,
73 which authorizes the holder to drive a class of commercial motor vehicle.
74 (5) (a) "Commercial motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle or combination of motor
75 vehicles designed or used to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle:
76 (i) has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds or a lesser rating as
77 determined by federal regulation;
78 (ii) is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver; or
79 (iii) is transporting hazardous materials and is required to be placarded in accordance
80 with 49 C.F.R. Part 172, Subpart F.
81 (b) The following vehicles are not considered a commercial motor vehicle for purposes
82 of Part 4, Uniform Commercial Driver License Act:
83 (i) equipment owned and operated by the United States Department of Defense when
84 driven by any active duty military personnel and members of the reserves and national guard on
85 active duty including personnel on full-time national guard duty, personnel on part-time
86 training, and national guard military technicians and civilians who are required to wear military
87 uniforms and are subject to the code of military justice;
88 (ii) vehicles controlled and driven by a farmer to transport agricultural products, farm
89 machinery, or farm supplies to or from a farm within 150 miles of his farm but not in operation
90 as a motor carrier for hire;
91 (iii) firefighting and emergency vehicles; and
92 (iv) recreational vehicles that are not used in commerce and are driven solely as family
93 or personal conveyances for recreational purposes.
94 (6) "Conviction" means any of the following:
95 (a) an unvacated adjudication of guilt or a determination that a person has violated or
96 failed to comply with the law in a court of original jurisdiction or an administrative proceeding;
97 (b) an unvacated forfeiture of bail or collateral deposited to secure a person's
98 appearance in court;
99 (c) a plea of guilty or nolo contendere accepted by the court;
100 (d) the payment of a fine or court costs; or
101 (e) violation of a condition of release without bail, regardless of whether the penalty is
102 rebated, suspended, or probated.
103 (7) "Denial" or "denied" means the withdrawal of a driving privilege by the division to
104 which the provisions of Title 41, Chapter 12a, Part 4, Proof of Owner's or Operator's Security,
105 do not apply.
106 (8) "Director" means the division director appointed under Section 53-3-103 .
107 (9) "Disqualification" means either:
108 (a) the suspension, revocation, cancellation, denial, or any other withdrawal by a state
109 of a person's privileges to drive a commercial motor vehicle;
110 (b) a determination by the Federal Highway Administration, under 49 C.F.R. Part 386,
111 that a person is no longer qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle under 49 C.F.R. Part
112 391; or
113 (c) the loss of qualification that automatically follows conviction of an offense listed in
114 49 C.F.R. Part 383.51.
115 (10) "Division" means the Driver License Division of the department created in
116 Section 53-3-103 .
117 (11) "Drive" means:
118 (a) to operate or be in physical control of a:
119 (i) motor vehicle upon a highway; [
120 (ii) motorboat on the waters of this state; and
121 (b) in Subsections 53-3-414 (1) through (3), Subsection 53-3-414 (5), and Sections
122 53-3-417 and 53-3-418 , the operation or physical control of a motor vehicle at any place within
123 the state.
124 (12) (a) "Driver" means any person who drives, or is in actual physical control of a
125 motor vehicle in any location open to the general public or motorboat on the waters of this state
126 for purposes of vehicular or motorboat traffic.
127 (b) In Part 4, Uniform Commercial Driver License Act, "driver" includes any person
128 who is required to hold a CDL under Part 4 or federal law.
129 (13) "Extension" means a renewal completed in a manner specified by the division.
130 (14) "Farm tractor" means every motor vehicle designed and used primarily as a farm
131 implement for drawing plows, mowing machines, and other implements of husbandry.
132 (15) "Highway" means the entire width between property lines of every way or place of
133 any nature when any part of it is open to the use of the public, as a matter of right, for traffic.
134 (16) "License" means the privilege to drive a motor vehicle.
135 (17) "License certificate" means the evidence of the privilege issued under this chapter
136 to drive a motor vehicle.
137 (18) (a) "Motorboat" has the same meaning as provided under Section 73-18-2 .
138 (b) "Motorboat" includes personal watercraft regardless of the manufacturer listed
140 (c) "Motorboat" does not include a boat with a manufacturer listed horsepower of 50
141 horsepower or less.
142 (19) "Motorcycle" means every motor vehicle, other than a tractor, having a seat or
143 saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel with not more than three wheels in contact
144 with the ground.
145 (20) "Office of Recovery Services" means the Office of Recovery Services, created in
146 Section 62A-11-102 .
147 (21) (a) "Owner" means a person other than a lienholder having an interest in the
148 property or title to a vehicle.
149 (b) "Owner" includes a person entitled to the use and possession of a vehicle subject to
150 a security interest in another person but excludes a lessee under a lease not intended as security.
151 (22) "Renewal" means to validate a license certificate so that it expires at a later date.
152 (23) "Reportable violation" means an offense required to be reported to the division as
153 determined by the division and includes those offenses against which points are assessed under
154 Section 53-3-221 .
155 (24) (a) "Resident" means an individual who:
156 (i) has established a domicile in this state, as defined in Section 41-1a-202 , or
157 regardless of domicile, remains in this state for an aggregate period of six months or more
158 during any calendar year;
159 (ii) engages in a trade, profession, or occupation in this state, or who accepts
160 employment in other than seasonal work in this state, and who does not commute into the state;
161 (iii) declares himself to be a resident of this state by obtaining a valid Utah driver
162 license certificate or motor vehicle registration; or
163 (iv) declares himself a resident of this state to obtain privileges not ordinarily extended
164 to nonresidents, including going to school, or placing children in school without paying
165 nonresident tuition or fees.
166 (b) "Resident" does not include any of the following:
167 (i) a member of the military, temporarily stationed in this state;
168 (ii) an out-of-state student, as classified by an institution of higher education,
169 regardless of whether the student engages in any type of employment in this state;
170 (iii) a person domiciled in another state or country, who is temporarily assigned in this
171 state, assigned by or representing an employer, religious or private organization, or a
172 governmental entity; or
173 (iv) an immediate family member who resides with or a household member of a person
174 listed in Subsections (24)(b)(i) through (iii).
175 (25) "Revocation" means the termination by action of the division of a licensee's
176 privilege to drive a motor vehicle.
177 (26) (a) "School bus" means a commercial motor vehicle used to transport pre-primary,
178 primary, or secondary school students to and from home and school, or to and from school
179 sponsored events.
180 (b) "School bus" does not include a bus used as a common carrier as defined in Section
181 59-12-102 .
182 (27) "Suspension" means the temporary withdrawal by action of the division of a
183 licensee's privilege to drive a motor vehicle.
184 (28) "Taxicab" means any class D motor vehicle transporting any number of
185 passengers for hire and that is subject to state or federal regulation as a taxi.
186 (29) "Waters of this state" has the same meaning as provided under Section 73-18-2 .
187 Section 2. Section 53-3-105 is amended to read:
188 53-3-105. Fees for licenses, renewals, extensions, reinstatements, rescheduling,
189 and identification cards.
190 The following fees apply under this chapter:
191 (1) An original class D license application under Section 53-3-205 is $25.
192 (2) An original class M license application under Section 53-3-205 is $27.50.
193 (3) An original provisional license application for a class D license under Section
194 53-3-205 is $30.
195 (4) An original provisional license application for a class M license under Section
196 53-3-205 is $32.50.
197 (5) An original application for a motorcycle endorsement under Section 53-3-205 is
199 (6) An original application for a motorboat endorsement under Section 53-3-205 is $7.
204 Subsection [
207 Section 53-3-214 is $25.
209 Section 53-3-214 is $27.50.
211 (14) A renewal of a motorboat endorsement under Section 53-3-214 is $7.
214 53-3-214 is $13.
216 Subsection [
219 Section 53-3-214 is $20.
221 under Section 53-3-214 is $22.50.
224 (22) An extension of a motorboat endorsement under Section 53-3-214 is $7.
227 53-3-214 is $11.
229 or an original or renewal of a provisional commercial class A or B license under Part 4,
230 Uniform Commercial Driver License Act, is:
231 (a) $40 for the knowledge test; and
232 (b) $60 for the skills test.
234 or triple trailers, or tankers is $7.
236 Commercial Driver License Act, is $7.
238 Driver License Act, is $7.
241 (b) A retake of a CDL skills test provided for in Section 53-3-205 is $40.
244 53-3-215 is $18.
246 (b) A license reinstatement application under Section 53-3-205 for an alcohol, drug, or
247 combination of alcohol and any drug-related offense is $35 in addition to the fee under
248 Subsection [
250 combination of alcohol and any drug-related offense under Section 41-6a-520 , 53-3-223 , or
251 53-3-231 or an alcohol, drug, or combination of alcohol and any drug-related offense under
252 Part 4, Uniform Commercial Driver License Act, is $170.
253 (b) This administrative fee is in addition to the fees under Subsection [
255 Section 53-3-104 or 53-3-420 is $6.
256 (b) The division may not charge for a report furnished under Section 53-3-104 to a
257 municipal, county, state, or federal agency.
260 application under Section 53-3-808 is $18.
262 a disability, as defined in 42 U.S.C. Sec. 12102, is $13.
263 Section 3. Section 53-3-106 is amended to read:
264 53-3-106. Disposition of revenues under this chapter -- Restricted account created
265 -- Uses as provided by appropriation -- Nonlapsing.
266 (1) There is created within the Transportation Fund a restricted account known as the
267 "Department of Public Safety Restricted Account."
268 (2) The account consists of monies generated from the following revenue sources:
269 (a) all monies received under this chapter;
270 (b) administrative fees received according to the fee schedule authorized under this
271 chapter and Section 63-38-3.2 ; and
272 (c) any appropriations made to the account by the Legislature.
273 (3) (a) The account shall earn interest.
274 (b) All interest earned on account monies shall be deposited in the account.
275 (4) The expenses of the department in carrying out this chapter shall be provided for by
276 legislative appropriation from this account.
277 (5) The amount in excess of $45 of the fees collected under Subsection
278 53-3-105 [
279 to implement the provisions of Section 53-1-117 , except that of the amount in excess of $45,
280 $40 shall be deposited in the State Laboratory Drug Testing restricted account created in
281 Section 26-1-34 .
282 (6) All monies received under Subsection 41-6a-1406 (6)(b)(ii) shall be appropriated by
283 the Legislature from this account to the department to implement the provisions of Section
284 53-1-117 .
285 (7) Appropriations to the department from the account are nonlapsing.
286 Section 4. Section 53-3-204 is amended to read:
287 53-3-204. Persons who may not be licensed.
288 (1) (a) The division may not license a person who:
289 (i) is younger than 16 years of age;
290 (ii) has not completed a course in driver training approved by the commissioner;
291 (iii) if the person is a minor, has not completed the driving requirement under Section
292 53-3-211 ;
293 (iv) is not a resident of the state, unless the person is issued a temporary CDL under
294 Subsection 53-3-407 (2)(b); or
295 (v) if the person is 17 years of age or younger, has not held a learner permit issued
296 under Section 53-3-210.5 for six months.
297 (b) Subsections (1)(a)(i), (ii), and (iii) do not apply to a person:
298 (i) who has been licensed before July 1, 1967; or
299 (ii) who is 16 years of age or older making application for a license who has been
300 licensed in another state or country[
305 (2) The division may not issue a license certificate to a person:
306 (a) whose license has been suspended, denied, cancelled, or disqualified during the
307 period of suspension, denial, cancellation, or disqualification;
308 (b) whose privilege has been revoked, except as provided in Section 53-3-225 ;
309 (c) who has previously been adjudged mentally incompetent and who has not at the
310 time of application been restored to competency as provided by law;
311 (d) who is required by this chapter to take an examination unless the person
312 successfully passes the examination; or
313 (e) whose driving privileges have been denied or suspended under:
314 (i) Section 78-3a-506 by an order of the juvenile court; or
315 (ii) Section 53-3-231 .
316 (3) The division may grant a class D or M license to a person whose commercial
317 license is disqualified under Part 4, Uniform Commercial Driver License Act, if the person is
318 not otherwise sanctioned under this chapter.
319 (4) The division may not grant a motorboat endorsement to a person who:
320 (a) has not been granted an original or provisional class D license, a CDL, or an
321 out-of-state equivalent to an original or provisional class D license or a CDL; and
322 (b) has not been issued a boating safety course certificate of completion in accordance
323 with Section 73-18-15.6 .
324 Section 5. Section 53-3-205 is amended to read:
325 53-3-205. Application for license or endorsement -- Fee required -- Tests --
326 Expiration dates of licenses and endorsements -- Information required -- Previous
327 licenses surrendered -- Driving record transferred from other states -- Reinstatement --
328 Fee required -- License agreement.
329 (1) An application for any original license, provisional license, or endorsement shall
331 (a) made upon a form furnished by the division; and
332 (b) accompanied by a nonrefundable fee set under Section 53-3-105 .
333 (2) An application and fee for an original provisional class D license or an original
334 class D license entitle the applicant to:
335 (a) not more than three attempts to pass both the knowledge and the skills tests for a
336 class D license within six months of the date of the application;
337 (b) a learner permit if needed pending completion of the application and testing
338 process; and
339 (c) an original class D license and license certificate after all tests are passed.
340 (3) An application and fee for an original class M license entitle the applicant to:
341 (a) not more than three attempts to pass both the knowledge and skills tests for a class
342 M license within six months of the date of the application;
343 (b) a motorcycle learner permit if needed after the knowledge test is passed; and
344 (c) an original class M license and license certificate after all tests are passed.
345 (4) (a) An application and fee for a motorcycle or taxicab endorsement entitle the
346 applicant to:
348 six months of the date of the application;
350 passed; and
352 (b) An application and fee for a motorboat endorsement entitle the applicant to a
353 motorboat endorsement when the applicant provides proof that the applicant has completed a
354 boating safety course issued in accordance with Section 73-18-15.6 .
355 (5) An application and fees for a commercial class A, B, or C license entitle the
356 applicant to:
357 (a) not more than two attempts to pass a knowledge test and not more than two
358 attempts to pass a skills test within six months of the date of the application;
359 (b) a commercial driver instruction permit if needed after the knowledge test is passed;
361 (c) an original commercial class A, B, or C license and license certificate when all
362 applicable tests are passed.
363 (6) An application and fee for a CDL endorsement entitle the applicant to:
364 (a) not more than two attempts to pass a knowledge test and not more than two
365 attempts to pass a skills test within six months of the date of the application; and
366 (b) a CDL endorsement when all tests are passed.
367 (7) If a CDL applicant does not pass a knowledge test, skills test, or an endorsement
368 test within the number of attempts provided in Subsection (5) or (6), each test may be taken
369 two additional times within the six months for the fee provided in Section 53-3-105 .
370 (8) (a) Except as provided under Subsections (8)(f), (g), and (h), an original license
371 expires on the birth date of the applicant in the fifth year following the year the license
372 certificate was issued.
373 (b) Except as provided under Subsections (8)(f), (g), and (h), a renewal or an extension
374 to a license expires on the birth date of the licensee in the fifth year following the expiration
375 date of the license certificate renewed or extended.
376 (c) Except as provided under Subsections (8)(f) and (g), a duplicate license expires on
377 the same date as the last license certificate issued.
378 (d) An endorsement to a license expires on the same date as the license certificate
379 regardless of the date the endorsement was granted.
380 (e) A license and any endorsement to the license held by a person ordered to active
381 duty and stationed outside Utah in any of the armed forces of the United States, which expires
382 during the time period the person is stationed outside of the state, is valid until 90 days after the
383 person has been discharged or has left the service, unless:
384 (i) the license is suspended, disqualified, denied, or has been cancelled or revoked by
385 the division; or
386 (ii) the licensee updates the information or photograph on the license certificate.
387 (f) An original license or a renewal to an original license obtained using proof under
388 Subsection (9)(a)(i)(E)(III) expires on the date of the expiration of the applicant's foreign visa,
389 permit, or other document granting legal presence in the United States or on the date provided
390 under this Subsection (8), whichever is sooner.
391 (g) (i) An original license or a renewal or a duplicate to an original license expires on
392 the next birth date of the applicant or licensee beginning on July 1, 2005 if:
393 (A) the license was obtained without using a Social Security number as required under
394 Subsection (9); and
395 (B) the license certificate or driving privilege card is not clearly distinguished as
396 required under Subsection 53-3-207 (6).
397 (ii) A driving privilege card issued or renewed under Section 53-3-207 expires on the
398 birth date of the applicant in the first year following the year that the driving privilege card was
399 issued or renewed.
400 (iii) The expiration dates provided under Subsections (8)(g)(i) and (ii) do not apply to
401 an original license or driving privilege card or to the renewal of an original license or driving
402 privilege card with an expiration date provided under Subsection (8)(f).
403 (h) An original license or a renewal to an original license expires on the birth date of
404 the applicant in the first year following the year that the license was issued if the applicant is
405 required to register as a sex offender under Section 77-27-21.5 .
406 (9) (a) In addition to the information required by Title 63, Chapter 46b, Administrative
407 Procedures Act, for requests for agency action, each applicant shall:
408 (i) provide the applicant's:
409 (A) full legal name;
410 (B) birth date;
411 (C) gender;
412 (D) between July 1, 2002 and July 1, 2007, race in accordance with the categories
413 established by the United States Census Bureau;
414 (E) (I) Social Security number;
415 (II) temporary identification number (ITIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service for
416 a person who does not qualify for a Social Security number; or
417 (III) (Aa) proof that the applicant is a citizen of a country other than the United States;
418 (Bb) proof that the applicant does not qualify for a Social Security number; and
419 (Cc) proof of legal presence in the United States, as authorized under federal law; and
420 (F) Utah residence address as documented by a form acceptable under rules made by
421 the division under Section 53-3-104 , unless the application is for a temporary CDL issued
422 under Subsection 53-3-407 (2)(b);
423 (ii) provide a description of the applicant;
424 (iii) state whether the applicant has previously been licensed to drive a motor vehicle
425 and, if so, when and by what state or country;
426 (iv) state whether the applicant has ever had any license suspended, cancelled, revoked,
427 disqualified, or denied in the last six years, or whether the applicant has ever had any license
428 application refused, and if so, the date of and reason for the suspension, cancellation,
429 revocation, disqualification, denial, or refusal;
430 (v) state whether the applicant intends to make an anatomical gift under Title 26,
431 Chapter 28, Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, in compliance with Subsection (16);
432 (vi) state whether the applicant is required to register as a sex offender under Section
433 77-27-21.5 ;
434 (vii) state whether the applicant is a military veteran and does or does not authorize
435 sharing the information with the state Department of Veterans' Affairs;
436 (viii) provide all other information the division requires; and
437 (ix) sign the application which signature may include an electronic signature as defined
438 in Section 46-4-102 .
439 (b) Each applicant shall have a Utah residence address, unless the application is for a
440 temporary CDL issued under Subsection 53-3-407 (2)(b).
441 (c) The division shall maintain on its computerized records an applicant's:
442 (i) (A) Social Security number;
443 (B) temporary identification number (ITIN); or
444 (C) other number assigned by the division if Subsection (9)(a)(i)(E)(III) applies; and
445 (ii) indication whether the applicant is required to register as a sex offender under
446 Section 77-27-21.5 .
447 (d) An applicant may not be denied a license for refusing to provide race information
448 required under Subsection (9)(a)(i)(D).
449 (10) The division shall require proof of every applicant's name, birthdate, and
450 birthplace by at least one of the following means:
451 (a) current license certificate;
452 (b) birth certificate;
453 (c) Selective Service registration; or
454 (d) other proof, including church records, family Bible notations, school records, or
455 other evidence considered acceptable by the division.
456 (11) When an applicant receives a license in another class, all previous license
457 certificates shall be surrendered and canceled. However, a disqualified commercial license may
458 not be canceled unless it expires before the new license certificate is issued.
459 (12) (a) When an application is received from a person previously licensed in another
460 state to drive a motor vehicle, the division shall request a copy of the driver's record from the
461 other state.
462 (b) When received, the driver's record becomes part of the driver's record in this state
463 with the same effect as though entered originally on the driver's record in this state.
464 (13) An application for reinstatement of a license after the suspension, cancellation,
465 disqualification, denial, or revocation of a previous license shall be accompanied by the
466 additional fee or fees specified in Section 53-3-105 .
467 (14) A person who has an appointment with the division for testing and fails to keep
468 the appointment or to cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the appointment shall pay the fee
469 under Section 53-3-105 .
470 (15) A person who applies for an original license or renewal of a license agrees that the
471 person's license is subject to any suspension or revocation authorized under this title or Title
472 41, Motor Vehicles.
473 (16) (a) The indication of intent under Subsection (9)(a)(v) shall be authenticated by
474 the licensee in accordance with division rule.
475 (b) (i) Notwithstanding Title 63, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and
476 Management Act, the division may, upon request, release to an organ procurement
477 organization, as defined in Section 26-28-102 , the names and addresses of all persons who
478 under Subsection (9)(a)(v) indicate that they intend to make an anatomical gift.
479 (ii) An organ procurement organization may use released information only to:
480 (A) obtain additional information for an anatomical gift registry; and
481 (B) inform licensees of anatomical gift options, procedures, and benefits.
482 (17) Notwithstanding Title 63, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and
483 Management Act, the division may release to the Department of Veterans' Affairs the names
484 and addresses of all persons who indicate their status as a veteran under Subsection (9)(a)(vii).
485 (18) The division and its employees are not liable, as a result of false or inaccurate
486 information provided under Subsection (9)(a)(v) or (vii), for direct or indirect:
487 (a) loss;
488 (b) detriment; or
489 (c) injury.
490 (19) A person who knowingly fails to provide the information required under
491 Subsection (9)(a)(vi) is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
492 Section 6. Section 53-3-217 is amended to read:
493 53-3-217. License to be carried when driving motor vehicle -- Production in court
494 -- Violation.
495 (1) (a) The licensee shall have [
496 immediate possession at all times when driving a motor vehicle or motorboat.
497 (b) A licensee shall display [
498 peace, a peace officer, or a field deputy or inspector of the division.
499 (2) It is a defense to a charge under this section that the person charged produces in
500 court a license certificate issued to [
501 citation or arrest.
502 (3) A person who violates Subsection (1)(a) is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
503 Section 7. Section 73-18-10 is amended to read:
504 73-18-10. Owner of boat livery -- Duties.
505 (1) As used in this section, "motorboat" has the same meaning as defined in Section
506 73-18-15.4 .
508 (i) the name and address of the person hiring any vessel;
509 (ii) the identification number of the vessel;
510 (iii) the vessel's departure date and time; and
511 (iv) the vessel's expected time of return.
512 (b) The record shall be preserved for at least one year.
514 employee may not permit [
515 the owner [
516 (a) equipped the vessel as required under this chapter; and [
517 (b) advised the lessee or renter of the vessel of all rules promulgated under this chapter
519 (4) A boat livery may apply to the division to become authorized to issue a 14-day
520 temporary motorboat operator license.
521 (5) The division may authorize a boat livery to issue 14-day temporary motorboat
522 operator licenses if:
523 (a) the boat livery is registered with the division; and
524 (b) the boat livery pays a fee established by the board in accordance with Section
525 63-38-3.2 .
526 (6) (a) A boat livery may issue a 14-day temporary motorboat operator license to a
527 renter of the livery's motorboat or a person in the renter's party if the person signs an affidavit
528 affirming that:
529 (i) the person has completed a boating safety course that meets the requirements of
530 Section 73-18-15.6 ; and
531 (ii) the person will adhere to the boating laws and rules.
532 (b) A boat livery may only issue one temporary motorboat operator license to a person
533 in a 30-day period.
534 (7) An owner of a boat livery or an owner's agent or employee may not rent a
535 motorboat to a person unless the person who will be operating the motorboat meets one of the
536 requirements under Section 73-18-15.4 .
537 (8) If the division has reasonable grounds to believe that a boat livery has failed to
538 comply with the requirements of this section, the division may suspend or revoke the boat
539 livery's authorization to issue temporary motorboat operator licenses in accordance with the
540 procedures and requirements of Title 63, Chapter 46b, Administrative Procedures Act.
541 Section 8. Section 73-18-15.2 is amended to read:
542 73-18-15.2. Minimum age of operators -- Boating safety course for youth to
543 operate personal watercraft.
544 (1) As used in this section, unless otherwise provided:
545 (a) "Direct supervision" means oversight at a distance within which visual contact is
547 (b) "Motorboat" has the same meaning as defined in Section 73-18-15.4 .
549 Section 73-18-2 , on the waters of this state unless the person is under the on-board and direct
550 supervision of a person who:
551 (i) is at least 18 years of age[
552 (ii) (A) has a driver license and motorboat endorsement to the driver license issued in
553 accordance with Section 53-3-205 ;
554 (B) is a nonresident who is in compliance with the motorboat operation licensing and
555 education requirements of the nonresident's home state; or
556 (C) (I) is operating a motorboat that is rented from a division authorized boat livery
557 under Section 73-18-10 ;
558 (II) has a copy of the rental agreement on board the motorboat; and
559 (III) has in the person's immediate possession a 14-day temporary motorboat operator
561 (b) A person under 16 years of age may operate a sailboat, if the person is under the
562 direct supervision of a person who is at least 18 years of age.
564 may operate a personal watercraft, provided [
565 (a) is under the direct supervision of a person who:
566 (i) is at least 18 years of age; and
567 (ii) (A) has a driver license and motorboat endorsement to the driver license issued in
568 accordance with Section 53-3-205 ;
569 (B) is a nonresident who is in compliance with the motorboat operation licensing and
570 education requirements of the nonresident's home state; or
571 (C) (I) is operating a motorboat that is rented from a division authorized boat livery
572 under Section 73-18-10 ;
573 (II) has a copy of the rental agreement on board the motorboat; and
574 (III) has in the person's immediate possession a 14-day temporary motorboat operator
576 (b) completes a boating safety course [
577 requirements in Section 73-18-15.6 ; and
578 (c) has in [
579 safety course provider.
581 a personal watercraft, if the person:
582 (a) completes a boating safety course [
583 requirements in Section 73-18-15.6 ; and
584 (b) has in [
585 safety course provider in accordance with Section 73-18-15.6 .
588 (5) A person may not give permission to another person to operate a vessel in violation
589 of this section.
596 Section 9. Section 73-18-15.4 is enacted to read:
597 73-18-15.4. Motorboat operators must be licensed.
598 (1) As used in this section:
599 (a) "Motorboat" has the same meaning as defined in Section 73-18-2 .
600 (b) "Motorboat" includes personal watercraft regardless of the manufacturer listed
602 (c) "Motorboat" does not include a boat with a manufacturer listed horsepower of 50
603 horsepower or less.
604 (2) Beginning on July 1, 2013, a person may not operate or drive a motorboat on the
605 waters of this state unless the person:
606 (a) is granted the privilege to operate a motorboat by being licensed as a driver and by
607 obtaining a motorboat endorsement to the driver license in accordance with Section 53-3-205 ;
608 (b) is younger than 16 years of age and is operating a motorboat in accordance with
609 Section 73-18-15.2 ;
610 (c) is a nonresident who:
611 (i) is at least 16 years of age and is operating the motorboat in compliance with the
612 motorboat operation licensing and education requirements of the nonresident's home state; or
613 (ii) is younger than 16 years of age and is operating the motorboat in accordance with
614 Section 73-18-15.2 ;
615 (d) (i) is at least 18 years of age;
616 (ii) is operating a motorboat that is rented from a division authorized boat livery under
617 Section 73-18-10 ;
618 (iii) has a copy of the rental agreement on board the motorboat; and
619 (iv) has in the person's immediate possession a 14-day temporary motorboat operator
621 (e) (i) is a licensed Utah captain/guide license holder; and
622 (ii) is carrying passengers for hire and operating a motorboat in accordance with the
623 requirements of Subsection 73-18-4 (1)(d); or
624 (f) is operating or driving an official United States Government motorboat on official
625 business with a valid United States Government motorboat operators certification.
626 Section 10. Section 73-18-15.6 is enacted to read:
627 73-18-15.6. Boating safety course requirements.
628 (1) (a) The division shall develop standards and administer the Boating Safety Course
630 (b) In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
631 division shall makes rules establishing:
632 (i) the requirements for a boating safety course; and
633 (ii) the procedure for having a boating safety course approved by the division.
634 (2) A boating safety course provided under this section shall be approved by:
635 (a) the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators; and
636 (b) the division.
637 (3) A boating safety course provider shall issue a certificate of completion to a person
639 (a) has completed the boating safety course; and
640 (b) passes a knowledge test administered by the boating safety course provider.
641 (4) A person who is at least 16 years of age but under 18 years of age who is required
642 to attend a boating safety course under Section 73-18-15.2 need not be accompanied by a
643 parent or legal guardian while completing a boating safety course.
644 (5) (a) The division may collect fees established by the board in accordance with
645 Section 63-38-3.2 from each person who takes a boating safety course to help defray the cost of
646 the boating safety course.
647 (b) Money from the fees collected under this Subsection (5) shall be deposited in the
648 Boating Account created in Section 73-18-22 .
649 Section 11. Effective date.
650 This bill takes effect July 1, 2008.
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