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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the Motor Vehicles Code and the Public Safety Code by amending
10 provisions relating to all-terrain vehicles.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . provides and amends definitions;
14 . amends driver licensing requirements for certain street-legal all-terrain vehicles;
15 . specifies restrictions on tires for registering certain vehicles as street-legal
16 all-terrain vehicles;
17 . provides that an operator of a street-legal all-terrain vehicle, when operating a
18 street-legal all-terrain vehicle on a highway with a posted speed limit higher than
19 45 miles per hour shall operate the vehicle on the extreme right hand side of the
20 roadway and shall equip the vehicle with a reflector or reflective tape;
21 . requires that two safety inspection certificates shall be issued for every safety
22 inspection conducted;
23 . provides that a person operating a motor vehicle shall have in the person's
24 immediate possession a safety inspection certificate or other evidence of
25 compliance with the safety inspection requirement;
26 . provides that the reasonable labor fee for the safety inspection of a street-legal
27 all-terrain vehicle may not exceed $7; and
28 . makes technical changes.
29 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
31 Other Special Clauses:
32 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2009.
33 Utah Code Sections Affected:
35 41-6a-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 36
36 41-6a-1509, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 36
37 41-22-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 36 and 94
38 53-8-205, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 36 and 210
39 53-8-206, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 143
41 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
42 Section 1. Section 41-6a-102 is amended to read:
43 41-6a-102. Definitions.
44 As used in this chapter:
45 (1) "Alley" means a street or highway intended to provide access to the rear or side of
46 lots or buildings in urban districts and not intended for through vehicular traffic.
47 (2) "All-terrain type I vehicle" has the same meaning as defined in Section 41-22-2 .
48 (3) "Authorized emergency vehicle" includes:
49 (a) fire department vehicles;
50 (b) police vehicles;
51 (c) ambulances; and
52 (d) other publicly or privately owned vehicles as designated by the commissioner of
53 the Department of Public Safety.
54 (4) (a) "Bicycle" means every device:
55 (i) propelled by human power;
56 (ii) upon which a person may ride; and
57 (iii) having two tandem wheels.
58 (b) "Bicycle" does not include scooters and similar devices.
59 (5) (a) "Bus" means a motor vehicle:
60 (i) designed for carrying more than 15 passengers and used for the transportation of
61 persons; or
62 (ii) designed and used for the transportation of persons for compensation.
63 (b) "Bus" does not include a taxicab.
64 (6) (a) "Circular intersection" means an intersection that has an island, generally
65 circular in design, located in the center of the intersection where traffic passes to the right of
66 the island.
67 (b) "Circular intersection" includes:
68 (i) roundabouts;
69 (ii) rotaries; and
70 (iii) traffic circles.
71 (7) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.
72 (8) "Controlled-access highway" means a highway, street, or roadway:
73 (a) designed primarily for through traffic; and
74 (b) to or from which owners or occupants of abutting lands and other persons have no
75 legal right of access, except at points as determined by the highway authority having
76 jurisdiction over the highway, street, or roadway.
77 (9) "Crosswalk" means:
78 (a) that part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the
79 lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from:
80 (i) (A) the curbs; or
81 (B) in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway; and
82 (ii) in the absence of a sidewalk on one side of the roadway, that part of a roadway
83 included within the extension of the lateral lines of the existing sidewalk at right angles to the
84 centerline; or
85 (b) any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for
86 pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.
87 (10) "Department" means the Department of Public Safety.
88 (11) "Direct supervision" means oversight at a distance within which:
89 (a) visual contact is maintained; and
90 (b) advice and assistance can be given and received.
91 (12) "Divided highway" means a highway divided into two or more roadways by:
92 (a) an unpaved intervening space;
93 (b) a physical barrier; or
94 (c) a clearly indicated dividing section constructed to impede vehicular traffic.
95 (13) "Electric assisted bicycle" means a moped:
96 (a) with an electric motor with a power output of not more than 1,000 watts; and
97 (b) which is not capable of:
98 (i) propelling the device at a speed of more than 20 miles per hour on level ground;
100 (ii) increasing the speed of the device when human power is used to propel the device
101 at more than 20 miles per hour.
102 (14) (a) "Electric personal assistive mobility device" means a self-balancing device
104 (i) two nontandem wheels in contact with the ground;
105 (ii) a system capable of steering and stopping the unit under typical operating
107 (iii) an electric propulsion system with average power of one horsepower or 750 watts;
108 (iv) a maximum speed capacity on a paved, level surface of 12.5 miles per hour; and
109 (v) a deck design for a person to stand while operating the device.
110 (b) "Electric personal assistive mobility device" does not include a wheelchair.
111 (15) "Explosives" means any chemical compound or mechanical mixture commonly
112 used or intended for the purpose of producing an explosion and which contains any oxidizing
113 and combustive units or other ingredients in proportions, quantities, or packing so that an
114 ignition by fire, friction, concussion, percussion, or detonator of any part of the compound or
115 mixture may cause a sudden generation of highly heated gases, and the resultant gaseous
116 pressures are capable of producing destructive effects on contiguous objects or of causing
117 death or serious bodily injury.
118 (16) "Farm tractor" means a motor vehicle designed and used primarily as a farm
119 implement, for drawing plows, mowing machines, and other implements of husbandry.
120 (17) "Flammable liquid" means a liquid which has a flashpoint of 100 degrees F. or
121 less, as determined by a tagliabue or equivalent closed-cup test device.
122 (18) "Freeway" means a controlled-access highway that is part of the interstate system
123 as defined in Section 72-1-102 .
124 (19) "Gore area" means the area delineated by two solid white lines that is between a
125 continuing lane of a through roadway and a lane used to enter or exit the continuing lane
126 including similar areas between merging or splitting highways.
127 (20) "Gross weight" means the weight of a vehicle without a load plus the weight of
128 any load on the vehicle.
129 (21) "Highway" means the entire width between property lines of every way or place
130 of any nature when any part of it is open to the use of the public as a matter of right for
131 vehicular travel.
132 (22) "Highway authority" has the same meaning as defined in Section 72-1-102 .
133 (23) (a) "Intersection" means the area embraced within the prolongation or connection
134 of the lateral curblines, or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two or
135 more highways which join one another.
136 (b) Where a highway includes two roadways 30 feet or more apart:
137 (i) every crossing of each roadway of the divided highway by an intersecting highway
138 is a separate intersection; and
139 (ii) if the intersecting highway also includes two roadways 30 feet or more apart, then
140 every crossing of two roadways of the highways is a separate intersection.
141 (c) "Intersection" does not include the junction of an alley with a street or highway.
142 (24) "Island" means an area between traffic lanes or at an intersection for control of
143 vehicle movements or for pedestrian refuge designated by:
144 (a) pavement markings, which may include an area designated by two solid yellow
145 lines surrounding the perimeter of the area;
146 (b) channelizing devices;
147 (c) curbs;
148 (d) pavement edges; or
149 (e) other devices.
150 (25) "Law enforcement agency" has the same meaning as defined in Section 53-1-102 .
151 (26) "Limited access highway" means a highway:
152 (a) that is designated specifically for through traffic; and
153 (b) over, from, or to which neither owners nor occupants of abutting lands nor other
154 persons have any right or easement, or have only a limited right or easement of access, light,
155 air, or view.
156 (27) "Local highway authority" means the legislative, executive, or governing body of
157 a county, municipal, or other local board or body having authority to enact laws relating to
158 traffic under the constitution and laws of the state.
159 (28) (a) "Low-speed vehicle" means a four wheeled electric motor vehicle that:
160 (i) is designed to be operated at speeds of not more than 25 miles per hour; and
161 (ii) has a capacity of not more than four passengers, including the driver.
162 (b) "Low-speed vehicle" does not include a golfcart or an off-highway vehicle.
163 (29) "Metal tire" means a tire, the surface of which in contact with the highway is
164 wholly or partly of metal or other hard nonresilient material.
165 (30) (a) "Mini-motorcycle" means a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle that has a seat
166 or saddle that is less than 24 inches from the ground as measured on a level surface with
167 properly inflated tires.
168 (b) "Mini-motorcycle" does not include a moped or a motor assisted scooter.
169 (c) "Mini-motorcycle" does not include a motorcycle that is:
170 (i) designed for off-highway use; and
171 (ii) registered as an off-highway vehicle under Section 41-22-3 .
172 (31) "Mobile home" means:
173 (a) a trailer or semitrailer which is:
174 (i) designed, constructed, and equipped as a dwelling place, living abode, or sleeping
175 place either permanently or temporarily; and
176 (ii) equipped for use as a conveyance on streets and highways; or
177 (b) a trailer or a semitrailer whose chassis and exterior shell is designed and
178 constructed for use as a mobile home, as defined in Subsection (31)(a), but which is instead
179 used permanently or temporarily for:
180 (i) the advertising, sale, display, or promotion of merchandise or services; or
181 (ii) any other commercial purpose except the transportation of property for hire or the
182 transportation of property for distribution by a private carrier.
183 (32) (a) "Moped" means a motor-driven cycle having:
184 (i) pedals to permit propulsion by human power; and
185 (ii) a motor which:
186 (A) produces not more than two brake horsepower; and
187 (B) is not capable of propelling the cycle at a speed in excess of 30 miles per hour on
188 level ground.
189 (b) If an internal combustion engine is used, the displacement may not exceed 50
190 cubic centimeters and the moped shall have a power drive system that functions directly or
191 automatically without clutching or shifting by the operator after the drive system is engaged.
192 (c) "Moped" includes an electric assisted bicycle and a motor assisted scooter.
193 (33) "Motor assisted scooter" means a self-propelled device with:
194 (a) at least two wheels in contact with the ground;
195 (b) a braking system capable of stopping the unit under typical operating conditions;
196 (c) a gas or electric motor not exceeding 40 cubic centimeters;
197 (d) either:
198 (i) a deck design for a person to stand while operating the device; or
199 (ii) a deck and seat designed for a person to sit, straddle, or stand while operating the
200 device; and
201 (e) a design for the ability to be propelled by human power alone.
202 (34) (a) "Motor vehicle" means a vehicle which is self-propelled and every vehicle
203 which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated
204 upon rails.
205 (b) "Motor vehicle" does not include vehicles moved solely by human power,
206 motorized wheelchairs, or an electric personal assistive mobility device.
207 (35) "Motorcycle" means a motor vehicle, other than a tractor, having a seat or saddle
208 for the use of the rider and designed to travel with not more than three wheels in contact with
209 the ground.
210 (36) (a) "Motor-driven cycle" means every motorcycle, motor scooter, moped, electric
211 assisted bicycle, motor assisted scooter, and every motorized bicycle having:
212 (i) an engine with less than 150 cubic centimeters displacement; or
213 (ii) a motor which produces not more than five horsepower.
214 (b) "Motor-driven cycle" does not include an electric personal assistive mobility
216 (37) "Off-highway implement of husbandry" has the same meaning as defined under
217 Section 41-22-2 .
218 (38) "Off-highway vehicle" has the same meaning as defined under Section 41-22-2 .
219 (39) "Operator" means a person who is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
220 (40) (a) "Park" or "parking" means the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not.
221 (b) "Park" or "parking" does not include the standing of a vehicle temporarily for the
222 purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading property or passengers.
223 (41) "Peace officer" means a peace officer authorized under Title 53, Chapter 13,
224 Peace Officer Classifications, to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of
225 traffic laws.
226 (42) "Pedestrian" means a person traveling:
227 (a) on foot; or
228 (b) in a wheelchair.
229 (43) "Pedestrian traffic-control signal" means a traffic-control signal used to regulate
231 (44) "Person" means every natural person, firm, copartnership, association, or
233 (45) "Pole trailer" means every vehicle without motive power:
234 (a) designed to be drawn by another vehicle and attached to the towing vehicle by
235 means of a reach, or pole, or by being boomed or otherwise secured to the towing vehicle; and
236 (b) that is ordinarily used for transporting long or irregular shaped loads including
237 poles, pipes, or structural members generally capable of sustaining themselves as beams
238 between the supporting connections.
239 (46) "Private road or driveway" means every way or place in private ownership and
240 used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having express or implied permission from
241 the owner, but not by other persons.
242 (47) "Railroad" means a carrier of persons or property upon cars operated on
243 stationary rails.
244 (48) "Railroad sign or signal" means a sign, signal, or device erected by authority of a
245 public body or official or by a railroad and intended to give notice of the presence of railroad
246 tracks or the approach of a railroad train.
247 (49) "Railroad train" means a locomotive propelled by any form of energy, coupled
248 with or operated without cars, and operated upon rails.
249 (50) "Right-of-way" means the right of one vehicle or pedestrian to proceed in a lawful
250 manner in preference to another vehicle or pedestrian approaching under circumstances of
251 direction, speed, and proximity which give rise to danger of collision unless one grants
252 precedence to the other.
253 (51) (a) "Roadway" means that portion of highway improved, designed, or ordinarily
254 used for vehicular travel.
255 (b) "Roadway" does not include the sidewalk, berm, or shoulder, even though any of
256 them are used by persons riding bicycles or other human-powered vehicles.
257 (c) "Roadway" refers to any roadway separately but not to all roadways collectively, if
258 a highway includes two or more separate roadways.
259 (52) "Safety zone" means the area or space officially set apart within a roadway for the
260 exclusive use of pedestrians and which is protected, marked, or indicated by adequate signs as
261 to be plainly visible at all times while set apart as a safety zone.
262 (53) (a) "School bus" means a motor vehicle that:
263 (i) complies with the color and identification requirements of the most recent edition
264 of "Minimum Standards for School Buses"; and
265 (ii) is used to transport school children to or from school or school activities.
266 (b) "School bus" does not include a vehicle operated by a common carrier in
267 transportation of school children to or from school or school activities.
268 (54) (a) "Semitrailer" means a vehicle with or without motive power:
269 (i) designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle;
271 (ii) constructed so that some part of its weight and that of its load rests on or is carried
272 by another vehicle.
273 (b) "Semitrailer" does not include a pole trailer.
274 (55) "Shoulder area" means:
275 (a) that area of the hard-surfaced highway separated from the roadway by a pavement
276 edge line as established in the current approved "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control
277 Devices"; or
278 (b) that portion of the road contiguous to the roadway for accommodation of stopped
279 vehicles, for emergency use, and lateral support.
280 (56) "Sidewalk" means that portion of a street between the curb lines, or the lateral
281 lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines intended for the use of pedestrians.
282 (57) "Solid rubber tire" means a tire of rubber or other resilient material which does
283 not depend on compressed air for the support of the load.
284 (58) "Stand" or "standing" means the temporary halting of a vehicle, whether occupied
285 or not, for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers.
286 (59) "Stop" when required means complete cessation from movement.
287 (60) "Stop" or "stopping" when prohibited means any halting even momentarily of a
288 vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when:
289 (a) necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic; or
290 (b) in compliance with the directions of a peace officer or traffic-control device.
291 (61) "Street-legal all-terrain vehicle" or "street-legal ATV" means an all-terrain type I
293 meet the requirements of Section 41-6a-1509 to operate on highways in the state in
294 accordance with Section 41-6a-1509 .
295 (62) "Traffic" means pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, and other
296 conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for the purpose of travel.
297 (63) "Traffic-control device" means a sign, signal, marking, or device not inconsistent
298 with this chapter placed or erected by a highway authority for the purpose of regulating,
299 warning, or guiding traffic.
300 (64) "Traffic-control signal" means a device, whether manually, electrically, or
301 mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and permitted to
303 (65) "Traffic signal preemption device" means an instrument or mechanism designed,
304 intended, or used to interfere with the operation or cycle of a traffic-control signal.
305 (66) (a) "Trailer" means a vehicle with or without motive power designed for carrying
306 persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and constructed so that no part of
307 its weight rests upon the towing vehicle.
308 (b) "Trailer" does not include a pole trailer.
309 (67) "Truck" means a motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained primarily for the
310 transportation of property.
311 (68) "Truck tractor" means a motor vehicle:
312 (a) designed and used primarily for drawing other vehicles; and
313 (b) constructed to carry a part of the weight of the vehicle and load drawn by the truck
315 (69) "Two-way left turn lane" means a lane:
316 (a) provided for vehicle operators making left turns in either direction;
317 (b) that is not used for passing, overtaking, or through travel; and
318 (c) that has been indicated by a lane traffic-control device which may include lane
320 (70) "Urban district" means the territory contiguous to and including any street, in
321 which structures devoted to business, industry, or dwelling houses are situated at intervals of
322 less than 100 feet, for a distance of a quarter of a mile or more.
323 (71) (a) "Utility type vehicle" means any recreational vehicle designed for and capable
324 of travel over unimproved terrain:
325 (i) traveling on four or more tires;
326 (ii) having a width of 30 to 70 inches;
327 (iii) having an unladen dry weight of 2,200 pounds or less;
328 (iv) having a seat height of 25 to 40 inches when measured at the forward edge of the
329 seat bottom; and
330 (v) having side-by-side seating with a steering wheel for control.
331 (b) "Utility type vehicle" does not include:
332 (i) an all-terrain type I vehicle;
333 (ii) an all-terrain type II vehicle;
334 (iii) a motorcycle; or
335 (iv) a snowmobile as defined in Section 41-22-2 .
337 may be transported or drawn on a highway, except devices used exclusively on stationary rails
338 or tracks.
339 Section 2. Section 41-6a-1509 is amended to read:
340 41-6a-1509. Street-legal all-terrain vehicle -- Operation on highways --
341 Registration and licensing requirements -- Equipment requirements.
342 (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(b), an all-terrain type I or [
343 type vehicle that meets the requirements of this section may be operated as a street-legal ATV
344 on a street or highway that is a highway with one lane in each direction.
345 (b) Unless a street or highway is designated as open for street-legal ATV use by the
346 controlling highway authority in accordance with Section 41-22-10.5 , a person may not
347 operate a street-legal ATV on a street or highway in accordance with Subsection (1)(a) if the
348 highway is under the jurisdiction of:
349 (i) a county of the first class;
350 (ii) a municipality that is within a county of the first class; or
351 (iii) a municipality with a population of 7,500 or more people.
352 (2) A street-legal ATV shall comply with the same requirements as:
353 (a) a motorcycle for:
354 (i) traffic rules under Title 41, Chapter 6a, Traffic Code;
357 plates, and registration fees under Title 41, Chapter 1a, Motor Vehicle Act;
360 under Section 41-6a-1642 ;
361 (b) a motor vehicle for:
362 (i) driver licensing under Title 53, Chapter 3, Uniform Driver License Act;
364 of Motor Vehicle Owners and Operators Act; and
366 Vehicle Safety Inspection Act, except that a street-legal ATV shall be subject to a safety
367 inspection when registered for the first time; and
368 (c) an all-terrain type I or type II vehicle for off-highway vehicle provisions under Title
369 41, Chapter 22, Off-Highway Vehicles, and Title 41, Chapter 3, Motor Vehicle Business
370 Regulation Act, unless otherwise specified in this section.
371 (3) A street-legal ATV shall be equipped with:
372 (a) one or more headlamps that meet the requirements of Section 41-6a-1603 ;
373 (b) one or more tail lamps;
374 (c) a tail lamp or other lamp constructed and placed to illuminate the registration plate
375 with a white light;
376 (d) one or more red reflectors on the rear;
377 (e) one or more stop lamps on the rear;
378 (f) amber or red electric turn signals, one on each side of the front and rear;
379 (g) a braking system, other than a parking brake, that meets the requirements of
380 Section 41-6a-1623 ;
381 (h) a horn or other warning device that meets the requirements of Section 41-6a-1625 ;
382 (i) a muffler and emission control system that meets the requirements of Section
383 41-6a-1626 ;
384 (j) rearview mirrors on the right and left side of the driver in accordance with Section
385 41-6a-1627 ;
386 (k) a windshield, unless the operator wears eye protection while operating the vehicle;
387 (l) a speedometer, illuminated for nighttime operation;
388 (m) for vehicles designed by the manufacturer for carrying one or more passengers, a
389 seat designed for passengers, including a footrest and handhold for each passenger; [
390 (n) for vehicles with side-by-side seating, seatbelts for each vehicle occupant[
391 (o) tires that:
392 (i) do not exceed 26 inches in height;
393 (ii) are not larger than the tires that the all-terrain vehicle manufacturer made available
394 for the all-terrain vehicle model; and
395 (iii) have at least 2/32 inches or greater tire tread.
396 (4) [
397 street-legal all-terrain vehicle, when operating a street-legal all-terrain vehicle on a highway in
398 accordance with this section, may not exceed the lesser of:
401 (b) An operator of a street-legal all-terrain vehicle, when operating a street-legal
402 all-terrain vehicle on a highway with a posted speed limit higher than 45 miles per hour, shall:
403 (i) operate the street-legal all-terrain vehicle on the extreme right hand side of the
404 roadway; and
405 (ii) shall equip the street-legal all-terrain vehicle with a reflector or reflective tape.
406 (5) (a) A nonresident operator of an off-highway vehicle that is authorized to be
407 operated on the highways of another state has the same rights and privileges as a street-legal
408 ATV that is granted operating privileges on the highways of this state, subject to the
409 restrictions under this section and rules made by the Board of Parks and Recreation, if the
410 other state offers reciprocal operating privileges to Utah residents.
411 (b) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
412 the Board of Parks and Recreation shall establish eligibility requirements for reciprocal
413 operating privileges for nonresident users granted under Subsection (5)(a).
414 (6) Nothing in this chapter shall restrict the operation of an off-highway vehicle in
415 accordance with Section 41-22-10.5 .
416 Section 3. Section 41-22-2 is amended to read:
417 41-22-2. Definitions.
418 As used in this chapter:
419 (1) "Advisory council" means the Off-highway Vehicle Advisory Council appointed
420 by the Board of Parks and Recreation.
421 (2) "All-terrain type I vehicle" means any motor vehicle [
422 width, having an unladen dry weight of [
423 low pressure tires, having a seat designed to be straddled by the operator, and designed for or
424 capable of travel over unimproved terrain.
425 (3) (a) "All-terrain type II vehicle" means any other motor vehicle, not defined in
426 Subsection (2), (9), or (20), designed for or capable of travel over unimproved terrain.
427 (b) "All-terrain type II vehicle" does not include golf carts, any vehicle designed to
428 carry a disabled person, any vehicle not specifically designed for recreational use, or farm
429 tractors as defined under Section 41-1a-102 .
430 (4) "Board" means the Board of Parks and Recreation.
431 (5) "Dealer" means a person engaged in the business of selling off-highway vehicles at
432 wholesale or retail.
433 (6) "Division" means the Division of Parks and Recreation.
434 (7) "Low pressure tire" means any pneumatic tire six inches or more in width designed
435 for use on wheels with rim diameter of 14 inches or less and utilizing an operating pressure of
436 ten pounds per square inch or less as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
437 (8) "Manufacturer" means a person engaged in the business of manufacturing
438 off-highway vehicles.
439 (9) "Motorcycle" means every motor vehicle having a saddle for the use of the
440 operator and designed to travel on not more than two tires.
441 (10) "Motor vehicle" means every vehicle which is self-propelled.
442 (11) "Off-highway vehicle" means any snowmobile, all-terrain type I vehicle,
443 all-terrain type II vehicle, or motorcycle.
444 (12) "Off-highway implement of husbandry" means every all-terrain type I vehicle,
445 motorcycle, or snowmobile that is used by the owner or his agent for agricultural operations.
446 (13) "Operate" means to control the movement of or otherwise use an off-highway
448 (14) "Operator" means the person who is in actual physical control of an off-highway
450 (15) "Organized user group" means an off-highway vehicle organization incorporated
451 as a nonprofit corporation in the state under Title 16, Chapter 6a, Utah Revised Nonprofit
452 Corporation Act, for the purpose of promoting the interests of off-highway vehicle recreation.
453 (16) "Owner" means a person, other than a person with a security interest, having a
454 property interest or title to an off-highway vehicle and entitled to the use and possession of
455 that vehicle.
456 (17) "Public land" means land owned or administered by any federal or state agency or
457 any political subdivision of the state.
458 (18) "Register" means the act of assigning a registration number to an off-highway
460 (19) "Roadway" is used as defined in Section 41-6a-102 .
461 (20) "Snowmobile" means any motor vehicle designed for travel on snow or ice and
462 steered and supported in whole or in part by skis, belts, cleats, runners, or low pressure tires.
463 (21) "Street or highway" means the entire width between boundary lines of every way
464 or place of whatever nature, when any part of it is open to the use of the public for vehicular
466 (22) "Street-legal all-terrain vehicle" or "street-legal ATV" has the same meaning as
467 defined in Section 41-6a-102 .
468 Section 4. Section 53-8-205 is amended to read:
469 53-8-205. Safety inspection required -- Frequency of safety inspection -- Safety
470 inspection certificate required -- Out-of-state permits.
471 (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(b), a person may not operate on a
472 highway a motor vehicle required to be registered in this state unless the motor vehicle has
473 passed a safety inspection.
474 (b) Subsection (1)(a) does not apply to:
475 (i) a vehicle that is exempt from registration under Section 41-1a-205 ;
476 (ii) an off-highway vehicle, unless the off-highway vehicle is being registered as a
477 street-legal all-terrain vehicle in accordance with Section 41-6a-1509 ; and
478 (iii) a vintage vehicle as defined in Section 41-21-1 .
479 (2) Except as provided in Subsection (3), the frequency of the safety inspection shall
480 be determined based on the age of the vehicle determined by model year and shall:
481 (a) be required each year for a vehicle that is eight or more years old on January 1; or
482 (b) every two years for each vehicle that is less than eight years old on January 1 as
484 (i) in odd-numbered years for a vehicle with an odd-numbered model year; and
485 (ii) in even-numbered years for a vehicle with an even-numbered model year;
486 (c) be made by a safety inspector certified by the division at a safety inspection station
487 authorized by the division;
488 (d) cover an inspection of the motor vehicle mechanism, brakes, and equipment to
489 ensure proper adjustment and condition as required by department rules; and
490 (e) include an inspection for the display of license plates in accordance with Section
491 41-1a-404 .
492 (3) (a) A salvage vehicle as defined in Section 41-1a-1001 is required to pass a safety
493 inspection when an application is made for initial registration as a salvage vehicle.
494 (b) After initial registration as a salvage vehicle, the frequency of the safety inspection
495 shall correspond with the model year, as provided in Subsection (2).
496 (4) (a) A safety inspection station shall issue [
497 certificates to the owner of:
500 Section 41-6a-1509 .
501 (b) A safety inspection station shall use one safety inspection certificate issued under
502 Subsection (4) for processing the vehicle registration.
503 (c) A person operating a motor vehicle shall have in the person's immediate possession
504 a safety inspection certificate or other evidence of compliance with the requirement to obtain a
505 safety inspection under this section.
506 (5) The division may:
507 (a) authorize the acceptance in this state of a safety inspection certificate issued in
508 another state having a safety inspection law similar to this state; and
509 (b) extend the time within which a safety inspection certificate must be obtained by
510 the resident owner of a vehicle that was not in this state during the time a safety inspection
511 was required.
512 Section 5. Section 53-8-206 is amended to read:
513 53-8-206. Safety inspection -- Station requirements -- Permits not transferable --
514 Certificate of inspection -- Fees -- Unused certificates -- Suspension or revocation of
516 (1) The safety inspection required under Section 53-8-205 may only be performed:
517 (a) by a person certified by the division as a safety inspector; and
518 (b) at a safety inspection station with a valid safety inspection station permit issued by
519 the division.
520 (2) A safety inspection station permit may not be assigned or transferred or used at any
521 location other than a designated location, and every safety inspection station permit shall be
522 posted in a conspicuous place at the location designated.
523 (3) If required by the division, a record and report shall be made of every safety
524 inspection and every safety inspection certificate issued.
525 (4) A safety inspection station holding a safety inspection station permit issued by the
526 division may charge:
527 (a) a fee as reimbursement for the safety inspection certificate fee as specified in
528 Subsection 53-8-204 (1)(e); and
529 (b) a reasonable fee for labor in performing safety inspections, not to exceed:
530 (i) $7 or less for motorcycles and street-legal all-terrain vehicles;
531 (ii) unless Subsection (4)(b)(i) or (iii) applies, $15 or less for motor vehicles; or
532 (iii) $20 or less for 4-wheel drive, split axle, and any motor vehicles that necessitate
533 disassembly of front hub or removal of rear axle for inspection.
534 (5) A safety inspection station may return unused safety inspection certificates in a
535 quantity of ten or more and shall be reimbursed by the division for the cost of the safety
536 inspection certificates.
537 (6) (a) Upon receiving notice of the suspension or revocation of a safety inspection
538 station permit, the safety inspection station permit holder shall immediately terminate all
539 safety inspection activities and return all safety inspection certificates and the safety
540 inspection station permit to the division.
541 (b) The division shall issue a receipt for all unused safety inspection certificates.
542 Section 6. Effective date.
543 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2009.
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