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S.B. 34

             1     

CONFIDENTIALITY OF REPORTS TO

             2     
DRIVER LICENSE DIVISION

             3     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: Allen M. Christensen

             6     
House Sponsor: Carl Wimmer

             7     
             8      LONG TITLE
             9      Committee Note:
             10          The Transportation Interim Committee recommended this bill.
             11      General Description:
             12          This bill modifies the Impaired Persons Licensing Act by amending provisions relating
             13      to notifying the Driver License Division of an impairment.
             14      Highlighted Provisions:
             15          This bill:
             16          .    provides that a person may notify the Driver License Division if the person is aware
             17      of a physical, mental, or emotional impairment of another person that is an
             18      imminent threat to driver safety;
             19          .    provides that the Driver License Division may require a person that is the subject of
             20      a notification to submit to certain medical reports or certain tests;
             21          .    provides that, if requested by the person making a notification, the notification is a
             22      protected record and may not be disclosed by the division;
             23          .    prohibits the Driver License Division from accepting an anonymous notification;
             24          .    grants the Driver License Division rulemaking authority to establish a procedure to
             25      make a protected notification; and
             26          .    provides that it is a class C misdemeanor to make a notification with the intent to
             27      annoy, intimidate, or harass a person.


             28      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             29          None
             30      Other Special Clauses:
             31          None
             32      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             33      ENACTS:
             34          53-3-305, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             35     
             36      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             37          Section 1. Section 53-3-305 is enacted to read:
             38          53-3-305. Notification of impaired person to the division -- Confidentiality of
             39      notification -- Rulemaking -- Penalty.
             40          (1) A person who is aware of a physical, mental, or emotional impairment of another
             41      person that appears to present an imminent threat to driving safety may notify the division of
             42      the impairment.
             43          (2) If the division determines that the notification made under Subsection (1) was made
             44      in good faith, the division may require the person who is the subject of the notification to
             45      submit to:
             46          (a) one or more medical reports under Subsection 53-3-304 (1);
             47          (b) a physical and mental fitness test under Section 53-3-206 ;
             48          (c) the knowledge test required by the division; or
             49          (d) the skills test approved by the division.
             50          (3) (a) A person making a notification under Subsection (1) may request that the
             51      notification be confidential.
             52          (b) If requested by the person notifying the division, the notification provided under
             53      this section relating to a physical, mental, or emotional impairment is classified as a protected
             54      record under Title 63, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act, and the
             55      identity of the person notifying the division may not be disclosed by the division.
             56          (c) The division may not accept an anonymous notification under this section.
             57          (4) In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             58      division shall make rules establishing procedures for making a protected notification under this


             59      section to ensure that the notification is made in good faith.
             60          (5) A person who makes a notification with the intent to annoy, intimidate, or harass
             61      the person that is the subject of the notification is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.




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