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H.B. 53 Enrolled

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DRIVER LICENSE AMENDMENTS - MOTOR

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DRIVEN CYCLES

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2009 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Todd E. Kiser

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Senate Sponsor: Kevin T. Van Tassell

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies the Uniform Driver License Act by amending provisions relating to
             11      driver license requirements for certain motorcycles, street legal all-terrain vehicles, and
             12      motor-driven cycles.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This bill:
             15          .    clarifies that a person operating a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle is required to
             16      have a valid class D driver license and a motorcycle endorsement with certain
             17      exceptions;
             18          .    clarifies that a person operating a moped, street legal all-terrain vehicle, or an
             19      electric assisted bicycle is not required to have a motorcycle endorsement;
             20          .    clarifies that a person operating a motor assisted scooter or a personal assistive
             21      mobility device in accordance with certain requirements is not required to have a
             22      valid class D driver license; and
             23          .    makes technical changes.
             24      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             25          None
             26      Other Special Clauses:
             27          None
             28      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             29      AMENDS:


             30          53-3-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 250 and 304
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             32      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             33          Section 1. Section 53-3-202 is amended to read:
             34           53-3-202. Drivers must be licensed -- Taxicab endorsement -- Violation.
             35          (1) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on a highway in this state unless the
             36      person is:
             37          (a) granted the privilege to operate a motor vehicle by being licensed as a driver by the
             38      division under this chapter;
             39          (b) driving an official United States Government class D motor vehicle with a valid
             40      United States Government driver permit or license for that type of vehicle;
             41          (c) driving a road roller, road machinery, or any farm tractor or implement of
             42      husbandry temporarily drawn, moved, or propelled on the highways;
             43          (d) a nonresident who is at least 16 years of age and younger than 18 years of age who
             44      has in the nonresident's immediate possession a valid license certificate issued to the
             45      nonresident in the nonresident's home state or country and is driving in the class or classes
             46      identified on the home state license certificate, except those persons referred to in Part 6,
             47      Drivers' License Compact, of this chapter;
             48          (e) a nonresident who is at least 18 years of age and who has in the nonresident's
             49      immediate possession a valid license certificate issued to the nonresident in the nonresident's
             50      home state or country if driving in the class or classes identified on the home state license
             51      certificate, except those persons referred to in Part 6, Drivers' License Compact, of this
             52      chapter;
             53          (f) driving under a learner permit in accordance with Section 53-3-210.5 ;
             54          (g) driving with a temporary license certificate issued in accordance with Section
             55      53-3-207 ; or
             56          (h) exempt under Title 41, Chapter 22, Off-Highway Vehicles.
             57          (2) A person may not drive or, while within the passenger compartment of a motor


             58      vehicle, exercise any degree or form of physical control of a motor vehicle being towed by a
             59      motor vehicle upon a highway unless the person:
             60          (a) holds a valid license issued under this chapter for the type or class of motor vehicle
             61      being towed; or
             62          (b) is exempted under either Subsection (1)(b) or (1)(c).
             63          (3) A person may not drive a motor vehicle as a taxicab on a highway of this state
             64      unless the person has a taxicab endorsement issued by the division on his license certificate.
             65          (4) (a) [A] Except as provided in Subsections (4)(b) and (c), a person may not operate
             66      [an electric assisted bicycle as defined under Section 41-6a-102 ]:
             67          (i) a motorcycle unless the person has a valid class D driver license and a motorcycle
             68      endorsement issued under this chapter;
             69          (ii) a street legal all-terrain vehicle unless the person has a valid class D driver license;
             70      or
             71          (iii) a motor-driven cycle unless the person has a valid class D driver license and a
             72      motorcycle endorsement issued under this chapter.
             73          (b) A person operating a moped, as defined in Section 41-6a-102 , or an electric
             74      assisted bicycle, as defined in Section 41-6a-102 , is not required to have a motorcycle
             75      endorsement issued under this chapter.
             76          (c) A person is not required to have a valid class D driver license if the person is:
             77          (i) operating a motor assisted scooter, as defined in Section 41-6a-102 , in accordance
             78      with Section 41-6a-1115 ; or
             79          (ii) operating an electric personal assistive mobility device, as defined in Section
             80      41-6a-102 , in accordance with Section 41-6a-1116 .
             81          [(b) Subsection (4)(a) is an exception to the provisions of Section 53-3-104 .]
             82          (5) A person who violates this section is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.


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