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S.B. 136

             1     

DIESEL-POWERED MOTOR VEHICLE

             2     
EMISSIONS INSPECTION PROGRAM

             3     
AMENDMENTS

             4     
2009 GENERAL SESSION

             5     
STATE OF UTAH

             6     
Chief Sponsor: Gregory S. Bell

             7     
House Sponsor: Julie Fisher

             8     
             9      LONG TITLE
             10      General Description:
             11          This bill modifies the Motor Vehicles Code by amending provisions relating to the
             12      diesel-powered motor vehicle emissions opacity inspection and maintenance program.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This bill:
             15          .    provides that an implement of husbandry and a farm truck that has a gross vehicle
             16      weight rating of 12,001 pounds or more is exempt from the diesel-powered motor
             17      vehicle emissions opacity inspection and maintenance program;
             18          .    provides that a legislative body of a county shall exempt a pickup truck with a gross
             19      vehicle weight rating of 12,000 pounds or less from the diesel-powered motor
             20      vehicle emissions opacity inspection and maintenance program if the registered
             21      owner of the pickup truck provides a signed statement to the legislative body that
             22      the pickup truck is used by an owner or operator of a farm on agricultural land
             23      exclusively for the purposes of operating the farm;
             24          .    requires the legislative body of a county to issue a certificate of exemption to certain
             25      pickup trucks that are used by an owner or operator of a farm; and
             26          .    makes technical changes.
             27      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:


             28          None
             29      Other Special Clauses:
             30          None
             31      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             32      AMENDS:
             33          41-6a-1644, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 2
             34     
             35      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             36          Section 1. Section 41-6a-1644 is amended to read:
             37           41-6a-1644. Diesel emissions program -- Implementation -- Monitoring.
             38          (1) The legislative body of each county required by the comprehensive plan for air
             39      pollution control developed by the Air Quality Board under Subsection 19-2-104 (3)(e) to use
             40      an emissions opacity inspection and maintenance program for diesel-powered motor vehicles
             41      shall:
             42          [(1)] (a) make regulations or ordinances to implement and enforce the requirement
             43      established by the Air Quality Board;
             44          [(2)] (b) collect information about and monitor the program; and
             45          [(3)] (c) by August 1 of each year, supply written information to the Department of
             46      Environmental Quality to identify program status.
             47          (2) The following vehicles are exempt from an emissions opacity inspection and
             48      maintenance program for diesel-powered motor vehicles established by a legislative body of a
             49      county under Subsection (1):
             50          (a) an implement of husbandry; and
             51          (b) a motor vehicle that:
             52          (i) meets the definition of a farm truck under Section 41-1a-102 ; and
             53          (ii) has a gross vehicle weight rating of 12,001 pounds or more.
             54          (3) (a) The legislative body of a county identified in Subsection (1) shall exempt a
             55      pickup truck, as defined in Section 41-1a-102 , with a gross vehicle weight of 12,000 pounds or
             56      less from the emissions opacity inspection and maintenance program requirements of this
             57      section, if the registered owner of the pickup truck provides a signed statement to the
             58      legislative body stating the truck is used:


             59          (i) by the owner or operator of a farm located on property that qualifies as land in
             60      agricultural use under Sections 59-2-502 and 59-2-503 ; and
             61          (ii) exclusively for the following purposes in operating the farm:
             62          (A) for the transportation of farm products, including livestock and its products,
             63      poultry and its products, and floricultural and horticultural products; and
             64          (B) for the transportation of farm supplies, including tile, fence, and every other thing
             65      or commodity used in agricultural, floricultural, horticultural, livestock, and poultry production
             66      and maintenance.
             67          (b) The county shall provide to the registered owner who signs and submits a signed
             68      statement under this section a certificate of exemption from emissions opacity inspection and
             69      maintenance program requirements for purposes of registering the exempt vehicle.




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