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S.B. 142

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DRIVER LICENSE AMENDMENTS

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2010 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Howard A. Stephenson

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House Sponsor: Gregory H. Hughes

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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 expiration of certain driver licenses.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    provides that a regular license certificate or any endorsement to a regular license
             14      certificate issued to an immediate family member or dependent who is residing with
             15      an individual who is ordered to active duty and stationed outside of Utah in any of
             16      the armed forces of the United States, which expires during the time period the
             17      person is stationed outside of the state, is valid until 90 days after the person has
             18      been discharged or has left the service.
             19      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          None
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      AMENDS:
             25          53-3-205, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 315 and 356
             26     
             27      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:


             28          Section 1. Section 53-3-205 is amended to read:
             29           53-3-205. Application for license or endorsement -- Fee required -- Tests --
             30      Expiration dates of licenses and endorsements -- Information required -- Previous
             31      licenses surrendered -- Driving record transferred from other states -- Reinstatement --
             32      Fee required -- License agreement.
             33          (1) An application for any original license, provisional license, or endorsement shall
             34      be:
             35          (a) made upon a form furnished by the division; and
             36          (b) accompanied by a nonrefundable fee set under Section 53-3-105 .
             37          (2) An application and fee for an original provisional class D license or an original
             38      class D license entitle the applicant to:
             39          (a) not more than three attempts to pass both the knowledge and the skills tests for a
             40      class D license within six months of the date of the application;
             41          (b) a learner permit if needed pending completion of the application and testing
             42      process; and
             43          (c) an original class D license and license certificate after all tests are passed.
             44          (3) An application and fee for a motorcycle or taxicab endorsement entitle the
             45      applicant to:
             46          (a) not more than three attempts to pass both the knowledge and skills tests within six
             47      months of the date of the application;
             48          (b) a motorcycle learner permit after the motorcycle knowledge test is passed; and
             49          (c) a motorcycle or taxicab endorsement when all tests are passed.
             50          (4) An application and fees for a commercial class A, B, or C license entitle the
             51      applicant to:
             52          (a) not more than two attempts to pass a knowledge test and not more than two
             53      attempts to pass a skills test within six months of the date of the application;
             54          (b) a commercial driver instruction permit if needed after the knowledge test is passed;
             55      and
             56          (c) an original commercial class A, B, or C license and license certificate when all
             57      applicable tests are passed.
             58          (5) An application and fee for a CDL endorsement entitle the applicant to:


             59          (a) not more than two attempts to pass a knowledge test and not more than two
             60      attempts to pass a skills test within six months of the date of the application; and
             61          (b) a CDL endorsement when all tests are passed.
             62          (6) If a CDL applicant does not pass a knowledge test, skills test, or an endorsement
             63      test within the number of attempts provided in Subsection (4) or (5), each test may be taken
             64      two additional times within the six months for the fee provided in Section 53-3-105 .
             65          (7) (a) Except as provided under Subsections (7)(f), (g), and (h), an original license
             66      expires on the birth date of the applicant in the fifth year following the year the license
             67      certificate was issued.
             68          (b) Except as provided under Subsections (7)(f), (g), and (h)[, and (i)], a renewal or an
             69      extension to a license expires on the birth date of the licensee in the fifth year following the
             70      expiration date of the license certificate renewed or extended.
             71          (c) Except as provided under Subsections (7)(f)[,] and (g)[, and (i)], a duplicate license
             72      expires on the same date as the last license certificate issued.
             73          (d) An endorsement to a license expires on the same date as the license certificate
             74      regardless of the date the endorsement was granted.
             75          (e) A regular license certificate and any endorsement to the regular license certificate
             76      held by a person ordered to active duty and stationed outside Utah in any of the armed forces of
             77      the United States or by an immediate family member or dependent who is residing with the
             78      individual who is ordered to active duty and stationed outside of the state, which expires during
             79      the time period the person is stationed outside of the state, is valid until 90 days after the
             80      person has been discharged or has left the service, unless:
             81          (i) the license is suspended, disqualified, denied, or has been cancelled or revoked by
             82      the division; or
             83          (ii) the licensee updates the information or photograph on the license certificate.
             84          (f) A limited-term license certificate or a renewal to a limited-term license certificate
             85      expires:
             86          (i) on the expiration date of the period of time of the individual's authorized stay in the
             87      United States or on the date provided under this Subsection (7), whichever is sooner; or
             88          (ii) on the birth date of the applicant in the first year following the year that the
             89      limited-term license certificate was issued if there is no definite end to the individual's period


             90      of authorized stay.
             91          (g) A driving privilege card issued or renewed under Section 53-3-207 expires on the
             92      birth date of the applicant in the first year following the year that the driving privilege card was
             93      issued or renewed.
             94          (h) An original license or a renewal to an original license expires on the birth date of
             95      the applicant in the first year following the year that the license was issued if the applicant is
             96      required to register as a sex offender under Section 77-27-21.5 .
             97          (8) (a) In addition to the information required by Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative
             98      Procedures Act, for requests for agency action, each applicant shall:
             99          (i) provide the applicant's:
             100          (A) full legal name;
             101          (B) birth date;
             102          (C) gender;
             103          (D) (I) documentary evidence of the applicant's valid Social Security number;
             104          (II) written proof that the applicant is ineligible to receive a Social Security number;
             105          (III) temporary identification number (ITIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service for
             106      a person who:
             107          (Aa) does not qualify for a Social Security number; and
             108          (Bb) is applying for a driving privilege card; or
             109          (IV) other documentary evidence approved by the division; and
             110          (E) Utah residence address as documented by a form or forms acceptable under rules
             111      made by the division under Section 53-3-104 , unless the application is for a temporary CDL
             112      issued under Subsection 53-3-407 (2)(b);
             113          (ii) provide evidence of the applicant's lawful presence in the United States by
             114      providing documentary evidence:
             115          (A) that a person is:
             116          (I) a United States citizen;
             117          (II) a national; or
             118          (III) a legal permanent resident alien; or
             119          (B) of the applicant's:
             120          (I) unexpired immigrant or nonimmigrant visa status for admission into the United


             121      States;
             122          (II) pending or approved application for asylum in the United States;
             123          (III) admission into the United States as a refugee;
             124          (IV) pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the United
             125      States;
             126          (V) approved deferred action status; or
             127          (VI) pending application for adjustment of status to legal permanent resident or
             128      conditional resident;
             129          (iii) provide a description of the applicant;
             130          (iv) state whether the applicant has previously been licensed to drive a motor vehicle
             131      and, if so, when and by what state or country;
             132          (v) state whether the applicant has ever had any license suspended, cancelled, revoked,
             133      disqualified, or denied in the last 10 years, or whether the applicant has ever had any license
             134      application refused, and if so, the date of and reason for the suspension, cancellation,
             135      revocation, disqualification, denial, or refusal;
             136          (vi) state whether the applicant intends to make an anatomical gift under Title 26,
             137      Chapter 28, Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, in compliance with Subsection (15);
             138          (vii) state whether the applicant is required to register as a sex offender under Section
             139      77-27-21.5 ;
             140          (viii) state whether the applicant is a military veteran and does or does not authorize
             141      sharing the information with the state Department of Veterans' Affairs;
             142          (ix) provide all other information the division requires; and
             143          (x) sign the application which signature may include an electronic signature as defined
             144      in Section 46-4-102 .
             145          (b) Each applicant shall have a Utah residence address, unless the application is for a
             146      temporary CDL issued under Subsection 53-3-407 (2)(b).
             147          (c) Each applicant shall provide evidence of lawful presence in the United States in
             148      accordance with Subsection (8)(a)(ii), unless the application is for a driving privilege card.
             149          (d) The division shall maintain on its computerized records an applicant's:
             150          (i) (A) Social Security number;
             151          (B) temporary identification number (ITIN); or


             152          (C) other number assigned by the division if Subsection (8)(a)(i)(D)(IV) applies; and
             153          (ii) indication whether the applicant is required to register as a sex offender under
             154      Section 77-27-21.5 .
             155          (9) The division shall require proof of every applicant's name, birthdate, and birthplace
             156      by at least one of the following means:
             157          (a) current license certificate;
             158          (b) birth certificate;
             159          (c) Selective Service registration; or
             160          (d) other proof, including church records, family Bible notations, school records, or
             161      other evidence considered acceptable by the division.
             162          (10) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (10)(b), when an applicant receives a license
             163      in another class, all previous license certificates shall be surrendered and canceled.
             164          (b) A disqualified commercial license may not be canceled unless it expires before the
             165      new license certificate is issued.
             166          (11) (a) When an application is received from a person previously licensed in another
             167      state to drive a motor vehicle, the division shall request a copy of the driver's record from the
             168      other state.
             169          (b) When received, the driver's record becomes part of the driver's record in this state
             170      with the same effect as though entered originally on the driver's record in this state.
             171          (12) An application for reinstatement of a license after the suspension, cancellation,
             172      disqualification, denial, or revocation of a previous license shall be accompanied by the
             173      additional fee or fees specified in Section 53-3-105 .
             174          (13) A person who has an appointment with the division for testing and fails to keep
             175      the appointment or to cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the appointment shall pay the fee
             176      under Section 53-3-105 .
             177          (14) A person who applies for an original license or renewal of a license agrees that the
             178      person's license is subject to any suspension or revocation authorized under this title or Title
             179      41, Motor Vehicles.
             180          (15) (a) The indication of intent under Subsection (8)(a)(vi) shall be authenticated by
             181      the licensee in accordance with division rule.
             182          (b) (i) Notwithstanding Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and


             183      Management Act, the division may, upon request, release to an organ procurement
             184      organization, as defined in Section 26-28-102 , the names and addresses of all persons who
             185      under Subsection (8)(a)(vi) indicate that they intend to make an anatomical gift.
             186          (ii) An organ procurement organization may use released information only to:
             187          (A) obtain additional information for an anatomical gift registry; and
             188          (B) inform licensees of anatomical gift options, procedures, and benefits.
             189          (16) Notwithstanding Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and
             190      Management Act, the division may release to the Department of Veterans' Affairs the names
             191      and addresses of all persons who indicate their status as a veteran under Subsection (8)(a)(viii).
             192          (17) The division and its employees are not liable, as a result of false or inaccurate
             193      information provided under Subsection (8)(a)(vi) or(viii), for direct or indirect:
             194          (a) loss;
             195          (b) detriment; or
             196          (c) injury.
             197          (18) A person who knowingly fails to provide the information required under
             198      Subsection (8)(a)(vii) is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.




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