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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill amends provisions relating to motor vehicle registration fees.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . increases certain motor vehicle registration fees by $2 H. until June 30, 2012 .H ;
14 . provides that H. until June 30, 2012, .H $2 of certain motor vehicle registration fees
14a shall be deposited in the
15 Public Safety Restricted Account;
16 . provides that the Legislature shall appropriate certain motor vehicle registration fees
17 from the Public Safety Restricted Account to the Department of Public Safety to pay
18 a portion of the costs to employ highway patrol H. [
19 highways within this state; and
20 . makes technical changes.
21 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
23 Other Special Clauses:
24 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2009.
25 Utah Code Sections Affected:
27 41-1a-1201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 143
28 41-1a-1206, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 210
29 53-3-106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 304 and 382
31 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
32 Section 1. Section 41-1a-1201 is amended to read:
33 41-1a-1201. Disposition of fees.
34 (1) All fees received and collected under this part shall be transmitted daily to the state
36 (2) Except as provided in Subsections (3), (4), [
37 41-1a-422 , 41-1a-1220 , and 41-1a-1221 , all fees collected under this part shall be deposited in
38 the Transportation Fund.
39 (3) (a) Funds generated under Subsections 41-1a-1211 (1)(b)(i), (6)(b)(i), and (7) and
40 Section 41-1a-1212 may be used by the commission as a dedicated credit to cover the costs
41 incurred in issuing license plates under Part 4, License Plates and Registration Indicia.
42 (b) Fees for statehood centennial license plates shall be collected and deposited in the
43 Transportation Fund, less production and administrative costs incurred by the commission.
44 (4) All funds available to the commission for purchase and distribution of license
45 plates and decals are nonlapsing.
46 (5) Except as provided in Subsection (3) and Section 41-1a-1205 , the expenses of the
47 commission in enforcing and administering this part shall be provided for by legislative
48 appropriation from the revenues of the Transportation Fund.
49 (6) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (6)(b), the following portions of the
50 registration fees imposed under Section 41-1a-1206 for each vehicle shall be deposited in the
51 Centennial Highway Fund Restricted Account created under Section 72-2-118 :
52 (i) $10 of the registration fees imposed under Subsections 41-1a-1206 (1)(a), (1)(b), (2),
53 and (5);
54 (ii) $1 of the registration fees imposed under Subsections 41-1a-1206 (1)(c)(i),
55 (1)(c)(ii), and (1)(d)(ii);
56 (iii) $2 of the registration fee imposed under Subsection 41-1a-1206 (1)(e)(ii);
57 (iv) $3 of the registration fee imposed under Subsection 41-1a-1206 (1)(d)(i); and
58 (v) $4.50 of the registration fee imposed under Subsection 41-1a-1206 (1)(e)(i).
59 (b) When the highway general obligation bonds have been paid off and the highway
60 projects completed that are intended to be paid from revenues deposited in the Centennial
61 Highway Fund Restricted Account as determined by the Executive Appropriations Committee
62 under Subsection 72-2-118 (6)(d), the portions of the registration fees deposited under
63 Subsection (6)(a) for each vehicle shall be deposited in the Transportation Investment Fund of
64 2005 created by Section 72-2-124 .
65 (7) H. [
65a1 H. [
65a H. [
65b and (5) [
67 Section 2. Section 41-1a-1206 is amended to read:
68 41-1a-1206. Registration fees -- Fees by gross laden weight.
69 (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), at the time application is made for
70 registration or renewal of registration of a vehicle or combination of vehicles under this
71 chapter, a registration fee shall be paid to the division as follows:
72 (a) [
72a (ii) beginning on July 1, 2012, $22.50 for each motorcycle; .H
73 (b) [
73a less gross laden weight,
74 excluding motorcycles; H. and
74a (ii) beginning on July 1, 2012, $21 for each motor vehicle of 12,000 pounds or less gross
74b laden weight, excluding motorcycles; .H
75 (c) unless the semitrailer or trailer is exempt from registration under Section 41-1a-202
76 or is registered under Section 41-1a-301 :
77 (i) [
77a pounds gross unladen weight; H. and
77b (B) beginning on July 1, 2012, $11 for each trailer or semitrailer over 750 pounds gross
77c unladen weight; .H or
78 (ii) [
78a commercial semitrailer of 750
79 pounds or less gross unladen weight; H. and
79a (B) beginning on July 1, 2012, $8.50 for each commercial trailer or commercial
79b semitrailer of 750 pounds or less gross unladen weight; .H
80 (d) (i) [
80a pounds, but not exceeding 14,000
81 pounds gross laden weight; H. and
81a (B) beginning on July 1, 2012, $33 for each farm truck over 12,000 pounds, but not
81b exceeding 14,000 pounds gross laden weight; .H plus
82 (ii) H. [
82a over 14,000 pounds
82a gross laden weight; and
82b H. [
82c laden weight; and .H
83 (e) (i) [
83a combination of motor vehicles,
84 excluding farm trucks, over 12,000 pounds, but not exceeding 14,000 pounds gross laden
85 weight; H. and
85a (B) beginning on July 1, 2012, $49.50 for each motor vehicle or combination of motor
85b vehicles, excluding farm trucks, over 12,000 pounds, but not exceeding 14,000 pounds gross
85c laden weight; .H plus
86 (ii) H. [
86a pounds over 14,000
86a pounds gross laden weight H. [
86b (B) beginning on July 1, 2012, $18.50 for each 2,000 pounds over 14,000 pounds gross
86c laden weight .H
87 (2) (a) H. [
87a vehicle is [
87b H. (ii) Beginning on July 1, 2012, the initial registration fee for a vintage vehicle
87c is $20. .H
88 (b) A vintage vehicle is exempt from the renewal of registration fees under Subsection
90 (c) A vehicle with a Purple Heart special group license plate issued in accordance with
91 Section 41-1a-421 is exempt from the registration fees under Subsection (1).
92 (3) If a motor vehicle is operated in combination with a semitrailer or trailer, each
93 motor vehicle shall register for the total gross laden weight of all units of the combination if the
94 total gross laden weight of the combination exceeds 12,000 pounds.
95 (4) (a) Registration fee categories under this section are based on the gross laden
96 weight declared in the licensee's application for registration.
97 (b) Gross laden weight shall be computed in units of 2,000 pounds. A fractional part
98 of 2,000 pounds is a full unit.
99 (5) The owner of a commercial trailer or commercial semitrailer may, as an alternative
100 to registering under Subsection (1)(c), apply for and obtain a special registration and license
101 plate for a fee of H. :
101a (a) until June 30, 2012, .H [
101b (b) beginning on July 1, 2012, $110 .H .
102 (6) Except as provided in Section 41-6a-1642 , a truck may not be registered as a farm
103 truck unless:
104 (a) the truck meets the definition of a farm truck under Section 41-1a-102 ; and
105 (b) (i) the truck has a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 12,000 pounds; or
106 (ii) the truck has a gross vehicle weight rating of 12,000 pounds or less and the owner
107 submits to the division a certificate of emissions inspection or a waiver in compliance with
108 Section 41-6a-1642 .
109 (7) A violation of Subsection (6) is a class B misdemeanor that shall be punished by a
110 fine of not less than $200.
111 (8) Trucks used exclusively to pump cement, bore wells, or perform crane services
112 with a crane lift capacity of five or more tons, are exempt from 50% of the amount of the fees
113 required for those vehicles under this section.
114 Section 3. Section 53-3-106 is amended to read:
115 53-3-106. Disposition of revenues under this chapter -- Restricted account created
116 -- Uses as provided by appropriation -- Nonlapsing.
117 (1) There is created within the Transportation Fund a restricted account known as the
118 "Department of Public Safety Restricted Account."
119 (2) The account consists of monies generated from the following revenue sources:
120 (a) all monies received under this chapter;
121 (b) administrative fees received according to the fee schedule authorized under this
122 chapter and Section 63J-1-303 ; and
123 (c) any appropriations made to the account by the Legislature.
124 (3) (a) The account shall earn interest.
125 (b) All interest earned on account monies shall be deposited in the account.
126 (4) The expenses of the department in carrying out this chapter shall be provided for by
127 legislative appropriation from this account.
128 (5) The amount in excess of $45 of the fees collected under Subsection 53-3-105 (24)
129 shall be appropriated by the Legislature from this account to the department to implement the
130 provisions of Section 53-1-117 , except that of the amount in excess of $45, $40 shall be
131 deposited in the State Laboratory Drug Testing Account created in Section 26-1-34 .
132 (6) All monies received under Subsection 41-6a-1406 (6)(b)(ii) shall be appropriated by
133 the Legislature from this account to the department to implement the provisions of Section
134 53-1-117 .
135 (7) All monies received under Subsection 41-1a-1201 (7) shall be appropriated by the
136 Legislature from this account to the department to pay a portion of the costs to employ highway
137 patrol H. [
139 Section 4. Effective date.
140 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2009.
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