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Room 135, West Office Building, State Capitol Complex
January 23, 2008
Rep. Bradley M. Daw, Vice-Chair
Rep. Steven D. Clark
Rep. Tim M. Cosgrove
Rep. Ben C. Ferry Rep. Lynn N. Hemingway
Rep. Christopher N. Herrod
Rep. Kory M. Holdaway
Rep. Brad King
Rep. Ronda R. Menlove
Rep. Karen W. Morgan
Rep. Paul Neuenschwander Rep. Mark W. Walker
MEMBERS ABSENT: Rep. Julie Fisher
Rep. Gordon E. Snow
STAFF PRESENT: Leif Elder, Policy Analyst
Linda Error, Committee Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes .
Chair Kiser called the meeting to order at 8:07 a.m.
Chair Kiser relinquished the chair to Vice Chair Daw.
H.B. 61 Designation of State Highways Amendments (Rep. T. Kiser)
Rep. Kiser introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Linda Hull, Utah Department of Transportation, and Carlos Braceras, Utah Department of Transportation.
MOTION: Rep. Kiser moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 1, Line 20 :
20 . modifies the definition of SR-89,
SR-186, and SR-270;
. deletes SR-181 from the state highway system;
. renames SR-11 as SR-89A; and
2. Page 1, Line 27 through Page 2, Line 28 :
72-4-107, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 270
28 72-4-114, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 79
3. Page 2, Line 35 :
35 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 72-4-107 is amended to read:
72-4-107 . State highways -- SR-11 to SR-20.
State highways include:
(1) SR-11. From the Utah-Arizona state line south of Kanab northerly
to Route 89 in Kanab.
SR-12. From Route 89 at Bryce Canyon Junction easterly
through Tropic Junction and Escalante then northerly through Boulder and Grover to
Route 24 east of Torrey.
SR-13. From Route 91 in Brigham City northerly through
Bear River and Haws Corner to 20800 North, northwest of Plymouth, then west to the
southbound on- and off-ramps of Route 15 Plymouth Interchange.
SR-14. From Route 130 in Cedar City southeasterly to Route
89 at Long Valley Junction.
SR-15. From the Utah-Arizona state line near St. George to
the Utah-Idaho state line south of Malad, Idaho, on interstate Route 15.
SR-16. From the Utah-Wyoming state line northwesterly ten
miles through Woodruff then northerly to Route 30 at Sage Creek Junction.
SR-17. From Route 9 in LaVerkin northerly to Route 15 at
SR-18. From Route 15 in south St. George northerly to Route
56 at Beryl Junction.
SR-19. From Route 70 west of Green River easterly through
Green River to Route 70 near Elgin.
SR-20. From Route 15, 14 miles north of Paragonah easterly
to Route 89 at Orton.
Renumber remaining sections accordingly.
4. Page 3, Lines 63 through 64 :
63 then northerly to the Utah-Idaho state line.
(9) SR-89A. From the Utah-Arizona state line south of Kanab northerly to Route 89 in Kanab.
SR-90. From Route 13 in Brigham easterly on 2nd South Street
to Route 91.
5. Page 3, Lines 68 through 69 :
(1) SR-181. From Route 152 north on Thirteenth East Street to [Route 186
69 Lake City] Route 171 in Salt Lake County. }
The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. S. Clark, Rep. Menlove, and Rep. Morgan absent for the vote.
Spoke to the bill: Lynn Pace, attorney, Salt Lake City
MOTION: Rep. Kiser moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. S. Clark, Rep. Menlove, and Rep. Morgan absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Daw moved to place H.B. 61 on the Consent Calendar with the approval of Rep. Kiser. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. S. Clark, Rep. Menlove, and Rep. Morgan absent for the vote.
H.B. 72 Motorcycle License and Endorsement Amendments (Rep. P. Neuenschwander)
Rep. Neuenschwander introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Kurt Stromberg, Motorcycle Education Coordinator, Drivers License Division.
MOTION: Rep. Ferry moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 2, Line 42 :
42 53-3-106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 261
53-3-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 201
2. Page 7, Line 209 :
209 (7) Appropriations to the department from the account are nonlapsing.
Section 4. Section 53-3-202 is amended to read:
53-3-202 . Drivers must be licensed -- Taxicab endorsement -- Violation.
(1) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on a highway in this state unless the person is:
(a) granted the privilege to operate a motor vehicle by being licensed as a driver by the division under this chapter;
(b) driving an official United States Government class D motor vehicle with a valid United States Government driver permit or license for that type of vehicle;
(c) driving a road roller, road machinery, or any farm tractor or implement of husbandry temporarily drawn, moved, or propelled on the highways;
(d) a nonresident who is at least 16 years of age and younger than 18 years of age who has in his immediate possession a valid license certificate issued to him in his home state or country and is driving as a class D or M driver;
(e) a nonresident who is at least 18 years of age and who has in his immediate possession a valid license certificate issued to him in his home state or country if driving in the class or classes identified on the home state license certificate, except those persons referred to in Part 6 of this chapter;
(f) driving under a temporary learner permit, instruction permit, practice permit, or learner permit in accordance with Section 53-3-210 , 53-3-210.5 , or 53A-13-208 ;
(g) driving with a temporary license certificate issued in accordance with Section 53-3-207 ; or
(h) exempt under Title 41, Chapter 22, Off-highway Vehicles.
(2) A person may not drive or, while within the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle, exercise any degree or form of physical control of a motor vehicle being towed by a motor vehicle upon a highway unless the person:
(a) holds a valid license issued under this chapter for the type or class of motor vehicle being towed; or
(b) is exempted under either Subsection (1)(b) or (1)(c).
(3) A person may not drive a motor vehicle as a taxicab on a highway of this state unless the person has a taxicab endorsement issued by the division on his license certificate.
(4) (a) A person may not operate an electric assisted bicycle as defined under Section 41-6a-102 unless the person has a valid
class M or
class D license issued
under this chapter.
(b) Subsection (4)(a) is an exception to the provisions of Section 53-3-104 .
(5) A person who violates this section is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
Renumber remaining sections accordingly.
3. Page 9, Lines 248 through 250 :
248 (b) The division may grant a motorcycle endorsement to a person
under 19 years of age who has not held a
249 motorcycle learner permit for two months if the person was issued a motorcycle endorsement
250 or a class M license prior to July 1, 2008.
4. Page 18, Lines 530 through 533 :
530 (b) For the third through sixth months from the date a motorcycle learner permit is
to a person who is under 19 years of age
, the operator of a motorcycle
532 motorcycle learner permit may operate a motorcycle without any restrictions imposed under
533 this Subsection (3).
The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Morgan absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Walker moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed, with Rep. King, Rep. Kiser, Rep. Menlove, and Rep. Kiser voting in opposition. Rep. Ferry was absent for the vote.
H.B. 242 Local Option Transportation Corridor Preservation Fee Amendments (Rep. W. Harper)
This bill was not heard.
MOTION: Rep. Holdaway moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Ferry absent for the vote.
Chair Kiser adjourned the meeting at 8:50 a.m.
Rep. Todd E. Kiser