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OPTING OUT OF THE REAL ID ACT

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2010 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Stephen E. Sandstrom

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Senate Sponsor: Margaret Dayton

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Uniform Driver License Act by amending provisions relating to
             10      the federal REAL ID Act of 2005.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    provides legislative findings regarding the federal REAL ID Act of 2005;
             14          .    prohibits the state from participating in the implementation of the REAL ID Act of
             15      2005;
             16          .    prohibits the Driver License Division from implementing the provisions of the
             17      REAL ID Act of 2005;
             18          .    requires the Driver License Division to report to the governor any attempts to
             19      implement the provisions of the REAL ID Act of 2005; and
             20          .    provides that the Driver License Division may comply with provisions of the REAL
             21      ID Act that are already:
             22              .    adopted by administrative rule; or
             23              .    authorized under this code.
             24      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             25          None
             26      Other Special Clauses:
             27          None
             28      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             29      ENACTS:


             30          53-3-104.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
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             32      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             33          Section 1. Section 53-3-104.5 is enacted to read:
             34          53-3-104.5. Legislative finding -- Prohibition on implementing REAL ID Act.
             35          (1) As used in this section, "REAL ID Act" means the REAL ID Act of 2005 enacted
             36      by the United States Congress as part of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for
             37      Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief Act, Pub. L. No. 109-13.
             38          (2) The Legislature finds that the United States Congress' enactment of the REAL ID
             39      Act into law:
             40          (a) is inimical to the security and well-being of the people of this state;
             41          (b) will cause unneeded expense and inconvenience to the people of this state; and
             42          (c) was adopted in violation of the principles of federalism contained in the Tenth
             43      Amendment to the United States Constitution.
             44          (3) (a) The state may not participate in the implementation of the REAL ID Act.
             45          (b) The division:
             46          (i) may not implement the provisions of the REAL ID Act; and
             47          (ii) shall report to the governor any attempt by an agency or an agent of the United
             48      States Department of Homeland Security to secure the implementation of the REAL ID Act.
             49          (4) This section does not preclude the division from complying with provisions of the
             50      REAL ID Act that are already:
             51          (a) adopted by administrative rule; or
             52          (b) authorized under this code.


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