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H.B. 53

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


             28      Other Special Clauses:
             29          None
             30      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             31      AMENDS:
             32          53-3-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 250 and 304
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             34      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             35          Section 1. Section 53-3-202 is amended to read:
             36           53-3-202. Drivers must be licensed -- Taxicab endorsement -- Violation.
             37          (1) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on a highway in this state unless the person
             38      is:
             39          (a) granted the privilege to operate a motor vehicle by being licensed as a driver by the
             40      division under this chapter;
             41          (b) driving an official United States Government class D motor vehicle with a valid
             42      United States Government driver permit or license for that type of vehicle;
             43          (c) driving a road roller, road machinery, or any farm tractor or implement of
             44      husbandry temporarily drawn, moved, or propelled on the highways;
             45          (d) a nonresident who is at least 16 years of age and younger than 18 years of age who
             46      has in the nonresident's immediate possession a valid license certificate issued to the
             47      nonresident in the nonresident's home state or country and is driving in the class or classes
             48      identified on the home state license certificate, except those persons referred to in Part 6,
             49      Drivers' License Compact, of this chapter;
             50          (e) a nonresident who is at least 18 years of age and who has in the nonresident's
             51      immediate possession a valid license certificate issued to the nonresident in the nonresident's
             52      home state or country if driving in the class or classes identified on the home state license
             53      certificate, except those persons referred to in Part 6, Drivers' License Compact, of this chapter;
             54          (f) driving under a learner permit in accordance with Section 53-3-210.5 ;
             55          (g) driving with a temporary license certificate issued in accordance with Section
             56      53-3-207 ; or
             57          (h) exempt under Title 41, Chapter 22, Off-Highway Vehicles.
             58          (2) A person may not drive or, while within the passenger compartment of a motor


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




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