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First Substitute H.B. 221
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the motor vehicles code by amending provisions relating a vintage
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . amends the definition of a vintage vehicle;
14 . provides that at the time application is made for registration or renewal of
15 registration of a vintage vehicle that is less than 40 years old, a registration fee of
16 $45 shall be paid;
17 . provides for the disposition of the registration fee of a vintage vehicle that is less
18 than 40 years old; and
19 . makes technical changes.
20 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
22 Other Special Clauses:
23 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2011.
24 Utah Code Sections Affected:
26 41-1a-1201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 295 and 391
27 41-1a-1206, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 241
28 41-21-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 171
30 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
31 Section 1. Section 41-1a-1201 is amended to read:
32 41-1a-1201. Disposition of fees.
33 (1) All fees received and collected under this part shall be transmitted daily to the state
35 (2) Except as provided in Subsections (3), (5), and (6) and Sections 41-1a-422 ,
36 41-1a-1220 , 41-1a-1221 , and 41-1a-1223 all fees collected under this part shall be deposited in
37 the Transportation Fund.
38 (3) (a) Funds generated under Subsections 41-1a-1211 (1)(b)(i), (6)(b)(i), and (7) and
39 Section 41-1a-1212 may be used by the commission as a dedicated credit to cover the costs
40 incurred in issuing license plates under Part 4, License Plates and Registration Indicia.
41 (b) Fees for statehood centennial license plates shall be collected and deposited in the
42 Transportation Fund, less production and administrative costs incurred by the commission.
43 (4) Except as provided in Subsection (3) and Section 41-1a-1205 , the expenses of the
44 commission in enforcing and administering this part shall be provided for by legislative
45 appropriation from the revenues of the Transportation Fund.
46 (5) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(b), the following portions of the
47 registration fees imposed under Section 41-1a-1206 for each vehicle shall be deposited in the
48 Centennial Highway Fund Restricted Account created under Section 72-2-118 :
49 (i) $10 of the registration fees imposed under Subsections 41-1a-1206 (1)(a), (1)(b),
50 (1)(f), (2), and (5);
51 (ii) $1 of the registration fees imposed under Subsections 41-1a-1206 (1)(c)(i),
52 (1)(c)(ii), and (1)(d)(ii);
53 (iii) $2 of the registration fee imposed under Subsection 41-1a-1206 (1)(e)(ii);
54 (iv) $3 of the registration fee imposed under Subsection 41-1a-1206 (1)(d)(i); and
55 (v) $4.50 of the registration fee imposed under Subsection 41-1a-1206 (1)(e)(i).
56 (b) When the highway general obligation bonds have been paid off and the highway
57 projects completed that are intended to be paid from revenues deposited in the Centennial
58 Highway Fund Restricted Account as determined by the Executive Appropriations Committee
59 under Subsection 72-2-118 (6)(d), the portions of the registration fees deposited under
60 Subsection (5)(a) for each vehicle shall be deposited in the Transportation Investment Fund of
61 2005 created by Section 72-2-124 .
62 (6) The following portions of the registration fees imposed under Section 41-1a-1206
63 for each vehicle shall be deposited in the Transportation Investment Fund of 2005 created by
64 Section 72-2-124 :
65 (a) $20 of each registration fee collected under Subsections 41-1a-1206 (1)(a), (1)(b),
66 (1)(c), (1)(d)(i), (1)(e)(i), (1)(f), (2)(a), and (5); and
67 (b) 50 cents of each registration fee collected under Subsection 41-1a-1206 (1)(e)(ii).
68 Section 2. Section 41-1a-1206 is amended to read:
69 41-1a-1206. Registration fees -- Fees by gross laden weight.
70 (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), at the time application is made for
71 registration or renewal of registration of a vehicle or combination of vehicles under this
72 chapter, a registration fee shall be paid to the division as follows:
73 (a) $42.50 for each motorcycle;
74 (b) $41 for each motor vehicle of 12,000 pounds or less gross laden weight, excluding
76 (c) unless the semitrailer or trailer is exempt from registration under Section 41-1a-202
77 or is registered under Section 41-1a-301 :
78 (i) $31 for each trailer or semitrailer over 750 pounds gross unladen weight; or
79 (ii) $28.50 for each commercial trailer or commercial semitrailer of 750 pounds or less
80 gross unladen weight;
81 (d) (i) $53 for each farm truck over 12,000 pounds, but not exceeding 14,000 pounds
82 gross laden weight; plus
83 (ii) $9 for each 2,000 pounds over 14,000 pounds gross laden weight; [
84 (e) (i) $69.50 for each motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles, excluding farm
85 trucks, over 12,000 pounds, but not exceeding 14,000 pounds gross laden weight; plus
86 (ii) $19 for each 2,000 pounds over 14,000 pounds gross laden weight; and
87 (f) $45 for each vintage vehicle that is less than 40 years old.
88 (2) (a) The initial registration fee for a vintage vehicle that is 40 years old or older is
90 (b) A vintage vehicle that is 40 years old or older is exempt from the renewal of
91 registration fees under Subsection (1).
92 (c) A vehicle with a Purple Heart special group license plate issued in accordance with
93 Section 41-1a-421 is exempt from the registration fees under Subsection (1).
94 (3) If a motor vehicle is operated in combination with a semitrailer or trailer, each
95 motor vehicle shall register for the total gross laden weight of all units of the combination if the
96 total gross laden weight of the combination exceeds 12,000 pounds.
97 (4) (a) Registration fee categories under this section are based on the gross laden
98 weight declared in the licensee's application for registration.
99 (b) Gross laden weight shall be computed in units of 2,000 pounds. A fractional part
100 of 2,000 pounds is a full unit.
101 (5) The owner of a commercial trailer or commercial semitrailer may, as an alternative
102 to registering under Subsection (1)(c), apply for and obtain a special registration and license
103 plate for a fee of $130.
104 (6) Except as provided in Section 41-6a-1642 , a truck may not be registered as a farm
105 truck unless:
106 (a) the truck meets the definition of a farm truck under Section 41-1a-102 ; and
107 (b) (i) the truck has a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 12,000 pounds; or
108 (ii) the truck has a gross vehicle weight rating of 12,000 pounds or less and the owner
109 submits to the division a certificate of emissions inspection or a waiver in compliance with
110 Section 41-6a-1642 .
111 (7) A violation of Subsection (6) is a class B misdemeanor that shall be punished by a
112 fine of not less than $200.
113 (8) Trucks used exclusively to pump cement, bore wells, or perform crane services
114 with a crane lift capacity of five or more tons, are exempt from 50% of the amount of the fees
115 required for those vehicles under this section.
116 Section 3. Section 41-21-1 is amended to read:
117 41-21-1. Street rod and vintage vehicle defined.
118 (1) (a) "Street rod" means a motor vehicle that:
119 (i) (A) was manufactured in 1948 or before; or
120 (B) (I) was manufactured after 1948 to resemble a vehicle that was manufactured in
121 1948 or before; and
122 (II) (Aa) has been altered from the manufacturer's original design; or
123 (Bb) has a body constructed from non-original materials; and
124 (ii) is primarily a collector's item that is used for:
125 (A) club activities;
126 (B) exhibitions;
127 (C) tours;
128 (D) parades;
129 (E) occasional transportation; and
130 (F) other similar uses.
131 (b) A street rod does not include a motor vehicle that is used for general, daily
133 (2) (a) "Vintage vehicle" means a motor vehicle that is [
134 the current year, primarily a collector's item, and used for participation in club activities,
135 exhibitions, tours, parades, occasional transportation, and similar uses, but that is not used for
136 general daily transportation.
137 (b) "Vintage vehicle" includes a street rod.
138 Section 4. Effective date.
139 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2011.
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