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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:
30 Other Special Clauses:
32 Utah Code Sections Affected:
34 53-3-305, Utah Code Annotated 1953
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.
Legislative Review Note
as of 11-15-07 7:30 AM