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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies the Impaired Persons Licensing Act by amending provisions relating to
11 notifying the Driver License Division of an impairment.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . provides that a person may notify the Driver License Division if the person is aware
15 of a physical, mental, or emotional impairment of another person that is an imminent
16 threat to driver safety;
17 . provides that the Driver License Division may require a person that is the subject of
18 a notification to submit to certain medical reports or certain tests;
19 . provides that, if requested by the person making a notification, the notification is a
20 protected record and may not be disclosed by the division;
21 . prohibits the Driver License Division from accepting an anonymous notification;
22 . grants the Driver License Division rulemaking authority to establish a procedure to
23 make a protected notification; and
24 . provides that it is a class C misdemeanor to make a notification with the intent to
25 annoy, intimidate, or harass a person.
26 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
28 Other Special Clauses:
30 Utah Code Sections Affected:
32 53-3-305, Utah Code Annotated 1953
34 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
35 Section 1. Section 53-3-305 is enacted to read:
36 53-3-305. Notification of impaired person to the division -- Confidentiality of
37 notification -- Rulemaking -- Penalty.
38 (1) A person who is aware of a physical, mental, or emotional impairment of another
39 person that appears to present an imminent threat to driving safety may notify the division of the
41 (2) If the division determines that the notification made under Subsection (1) was made
42 in good faith, the division may require the person who is the subject of the notification to submit
44 (a) one or more medical reports under Subsection 53-3-304 (1);
45 (b) a physical and mental fitness test under Section 53-3-206 ;
46 (c) the knowledge test required by the division; or
47 (d) the skills test approved by the division.
48 (3) (a) A person making a notification under Subsection (1) may request that the
49 notification be confidential.
50 (b) If requested by the person notifying the division, the notification provided under this
51 section relating to a physical, mental, or emotional impairment is classified as a protected record
52 under Title 63, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act, and the identity
53 of the person notifying the division may not be disclosed by the division.
54 (c) The division may not accept an anonymous notification under this section.
55 (4) In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
56 division shall make rules establishing procedures for making a protected notification under this
57 section to ensure that the notification is made in good faith.
58 (5) A person who makes a notification with the intent to annoy, intimidate, or harass
59 the person that is the subject of the notification is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
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