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ALCOHOL OR DRUG RELATED OFFENSE AMENDMENTS

             2     
2011 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Scott K. Jenkins

             5     
House Sponsor: Rebecca P. Edwards

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies provisions relating to the driver license suspension period and other
             10      sentencing requirements for certain alcohol or drug related offenses.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    amends the administrative suspension periods for certain alcohol related offenses;
             14          .    amends the driver license suspension period for a person convicted of certain
             15      alcohol or drug related offenses;
             16          .    provides that a court may shorten a person's driver license suspension period for
             17      certain alcohol or drug related offenses prior to the completion of the suspension
             18      period if the person completes certain requirements; and
             19          .    makes technical changes.
             20      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             21          None
             22      Other Special Clauses:
             23          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2011.
             24      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             25      AMENDS:
             26          41-6a-509, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 201 and 390
             27          41-6a-517, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 390
             28          41-6a-521, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 40 and 390
             29          53-3-223, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 40, 201, and 390


             30          53-3-231 (Effective 07/01/11), as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 276
             31     
             32      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             33          Section 1. Section 41-6a-509 is amended to read:
             34           41-6a-509. Driver license suspension or revocation for a driving under the
             35      influence violation.
             36          (1) [(a)] The Driver License Division shall[: (i)], if the person is 21 years of age or
             37      older at the time of arrest:
             38          [(A)] (a) suspend for a period of 120 days the operator's license of a person convicted
             39      for the first time under Section 41-6a-502 of an offense committed on or after July 1, 2009;
             40      [and] or
             41          [(B)] (b) revoke for a period of two years the license of a person if:
             42          [(I)] (i) the person has a prior conviction as defined under Subsection 41-6a-501 (2);
             43      and
             44          [(II)] (ii) the current driving under the influence violation under Section 41-6a-502 is
             45      committed:
             46          [(Aa)] (A) within a period of 10 years from the date of the prior violation; and
             47          [(Bb)] (B) on or after July 1, 2009[;].
             48          (2) The Driver License Division shall, if the person is 19 years of age or older but
             49      under 21 years of age at the time of arrest:
             50          (a) suspend the person's driver license until the person is 21 years of age or for a period
             51      of one year, whichever is longer, if the person is convicted for the first time of a driving under
             52      the influence violation under Section 41-6a-502 of an offense that was committed on or after
             53      July 1, 2011;
             54          (b) deny the person's application for a license or learner's permit until the person is 21
             55      years of age or for a period of one year, whichever is longer, if the person:
             56          (i) is convicted for the first time of a driving under the influence violation under
             57      Section 41-6a-502 of an offense committed on or after July 1, 2011; and


             58          (ii) has not been issued an operator license;
             59          (c) revoke the person's driver license until the person is 21 years of age or for a period
             60      of two years, whichever is longer, if:
             61          (i) the person has a prior conviction as defined under Subsection 41-6a-501 (2); and
             62          (ii) the current driving under the influence violation under Section 41-6a-502 is
             63      committed on or after July 1, 2009, and within a period of 10 years from the date of the prior
             64      violation; or
             65          (d) deny the person's application for a license or learner's permit until the person is 21
             66      years of age or for a period of two years, whichever is longer, if:
             67          (i) the person has a prior conviction as defined under Subsection 41-6a-501 (2);
             68          (ii) the current driving under the influence violation under Section 41-6a-502 is
             69      committed on or after July 1, 2009, and within a period of 10 years from the date of the prior
             70      violation; and
             71          (iii) the person has not been issued an operator license.
             72          [(ii)] (3) The Driver License Division shall, if the person is under [21] 19 years of age
             73      at the time of arrest:
             74          [(A)] (a) suspend the person's driver license until the person is 21 years of age [or for a
             75      period of 120 days, whichever is longer,] if the person is convicted for the first time of a
             76      driving under the influence violation under Section 41-6a-502 of an offense that was
             77      committed on or after July 1, 2009;
             78          [(B)] (b) deny the person's application for a license or learner's permit until the person
             79      is 21 years of age [or for a period of 120 days, whichever is longer,] if the person:
             80          [(I)] (i) is convicted for the first time of a driving under the influence violation under
             81      Section 41-6a-502 of an offense committed on or after July 1, 2009; and
             82          [(II)] (ii) has not been issued an operator license;
             83          [(C)] (c) revoke the person's driver license until the person is 21 years of age [or for a
             84      period of two years, whichever is longer,] if:
             85          [(I)] (i) the person has a prior conviction as defined under Subsection 41-6a-501 (2);


             86      and
             87          [(II)] (ii) the current driving under the influence violation under Section 41-6a-502 is
             88      committed[: (Aa)] on or after July 1, 2009, and within a period of 10 years from the date of the
             89      prior violation; [and] or
             90          [(Bb) on or after July 1, 2009; or]
             91          [(D)] (d) deny the person's application for a license or learner's permit until the person
             92      is 21 years of age [or for a period of two years, whichever is longer,] if:
             93          [(I)] (i) the person has a prior conviction as defined under Subsection 41-6a-501 (2);
             94          [(II)] (ii) the current driving under the influence violation under Section 41-6a-502 is
             95      committed[: (Aa)] on or after July 1, 2009, and within a period of 10 years from the date of the
             96      prior violation; and
             97          [(Bb) on or after July 1, 2009; and]
             98          [(III)] (iii) the person has not been issued an operator license[; and].
             99          [(iii)] (4) The Driver License Division shall suspend or revoke the license of a person
             100      as ordered by the court under Subsection [(2)] (10).
             101          [(b)] (5) The Driver License Division shall:
             102          (a) deny, suspend, or revoke the operator's license of a person convicted under Section
             103      41-6a-502 of an offense that was committed prior to July 1, 2009, for the denial, suspension, or
             104      revocation periods in effect prior to July 1, 2009[.]; or
             105          (b) deny, suspend, or revoke the operator's license of a person for the denial,
             106      suspension, or revocation periods in effect from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2011, if:
             107          (i) the person was 20 years of age or older but under 21 years of age at the time of
             108      arrest; and
             109          (ii) the conviction under Section 41-6a-502 is for an offense that was committed on or
             110      after July 1, 2009, and prior to July 1, 2011.
             111          [(c)] (6) The Driver License Division shall subtract from any suspension or revocation
             112      period the number of days for which a license was previously suspended under Section
             113      53-3-223 or 53-3-231 , if the previous suspension was based on the same occurrence upon


             114      which the record of conviction is based.
             115          [(d)] (7) If a conviction recorded as impaired driving is amended to a driving under the
             116      influence conviction under Section 41-6a-502 in accordance with Subsection
             117      41-6a-502.5 (3)(a)(ii), the Driver License Division:
             118          [(i)] (a) may not subtract from any suspension or revocation any time for which a
             119      license was previously suspended or revoked under Section 53-3-223 or 53-3-231 ; and
             120          [(ii)] (b) shall start the suspension or revocation time under Subsection (1)[(a)] on the
             121      date of the amended conviction.
             122          (8) A court that reported a conviction of a violation of Section 41-6a-502 for a
             123      violation that occurred on or after July 1, 2009, to the Driver License Division may shorten the
             124      suspension period imposed under Subsection (2)(a) or (b) or Subsection (3)(a) or (b) prior to
             125      completion of the suspension period if the person:
             126          (a) (i) for a suspension imposed under Subsection (2)(a) or (b), completes at least six
             127      months of the license suspension; or
             128          (ii) for a license suspension imposed under Subsection (3)(a) or (b), completes at least
             129      two years of the license suspension;
             130          (b) completes a screening;
             131          (c) completes an assessment, if it is found appropriate by a screening under Subsection
             132      (8)(b);
             133          (d) completes substance abuse treatment if it is found appropriate by the assessment
             134      under Subsection (8)(c);
             135          (e) completes an educational series if substance abuse treatment is not required by an
             136      assessment under Subsection (8)(c) or the court does not order substance abuse treatment;
             137          (f) has not been convicted of a violation of any motor vehicle law in which the person
             138      was involved as the operator of the vehicle during the suspension period imposed under
             139      Subsection (2)(a) or (b) or Subsection (3)(a) or (b);
             140          (g) has complied with all the terms of the person's probation or all orders of the court if
             141      not ordered to probation; and


             142          (h) (i) is 18 years of age or older and provides a sworn statement to the court that the
             143      person has not unlawfully consumed alcohol during the suspension period imposed under
             144      Subsection (2)(a) or (b) or Subsection (3)(a) or (b); or
             145          (ii) is under 18 years of age and has the person's parent or legal guardian provide an
             146      affidavit or sworn statement to the court certifying that to the parent or legal guardian's
             147      knowledge the person has not unlawfully consumed alcohol during the suspension period
             148      imposed under Subsection (2)(a) or (b) or Subsection (3)(a) or (b).
             149          (9) If the court shortens a person's license suspension period in accordance with the
             150      requirements of Subsection (8), the court shall forward the order shortening the person's
             151      suspension period prior to the completion of the suspension period imposed under Subsection
             152      (2)(a) or (b) or Subsection (3)(a) or (b) to the Driver License Division.
             153          [(2)] (10) (a) (i) In addition to any other penalties provided in this section, a court may
             154      order the operator's license of a person who is convicted of a violation of Section 41-6a-502 to
             155      be suspended or revoked for an additional period of 90 days, 120 days, 180 days, one year, or
             156      two years to remove from the highways those persons who have shown they are safety hazards.
             157          (ii) The additional suspension or revocation period provided in this Subsection [(2)]
             158      (10) shall begin the date on which the individual would be eligible to reinstate the individual's
             159      driving privilege for a violation of Section 41-6a-502 .
             160          (b) If the court suspends or revokes the person's license under this Subsection [(2)]
             161      (10), the court shall prepare and send to the Driver License Division an order to suspend or
             162      revoke that person's driving privileges for a specified period of time.
             163          [(3)] (11) (a) The court shall notify the Driver License Division if a person fails to:
             164          (i) complete all court ordered:
             165          (A) screening;
             166          (B) assessment;
             167          (C) educational series;
             168          (D) substance abuse treatment; and
             169          (E) hours of work in a compensatory-service work program; or


             170          (ii) pay all fines and fees, including fees for restitution and treatment costs.
             171          (b) Upon receiving the notification described in Subsection [(3)] (11)(a), the division
             172      shall suspend the person's driving privilege in accordance with Subsections 53-3-221 (2) and
             173      (3).
             174          Section 2. Section 41-6a-517 is amended to read:
             175           41-6a-517. Definitions -- Driving with any measurable controlled substance in the
             176      body -- Penalties -- Arrest without warrant.
             177          (1) As used in this section:
             178          (a) "Controlled substance" means any substance scheduled under Section 58-37-4 .
             179          (b) "Practitioner" has the same meaning as provided in Section 58-37-2 .
             180          (c) "Prescribe" has the same meaning as provided in Section 58-37-2 .
             181          (d) "Prescription" has the same meaning as provided in Section 58-37-2 .
             182          (2) In cases not amounting to a violation of Section 41-6a-502 , a person may not
             183      operate or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle within this state if the person has any
             184      measurable controlled substance or metabolite of a controlled substance in the person's body.
             185          (3) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that the controlled
             186      substance was:
             187          (a) involuntarily ingested by the accused;
             188          (b) prescribed by a practitioner for use by the accused; or
             189          (c) otherwise legally ingested.
             190          (4) (a) A person convicted of a violation of Subsection (2) is guilty of a class B
             191      misdemeanor.
             192          (b) A person who violates this section is subject to conviction and sentencing under
             193      both this section and any applicable offense under Section 58-37-8 .
             194          (5) A peace officer may, without a warrant, arrest a person for a violation of this
             195      section when the officer has probable cause to believe the violation has occurred, although not
             196      in the officer's presence, and if the officer has probable cause to believe that the violation was
             197      committed by the person.


             198          (6) The Driver License Division shall[: (a)], if the person is 21 years of age or older on
             199      the date of arrest:
             200          [(i)] (a) suspend, for a period of 120 days, the driver license of a person convicted
             201      under Subsection (2) of an offense committed on or after July 1, 2009; or
             202          [(ii)] (b) revoke, for a period of two years, the driver license of a person if:
             203          [(A)] (i) the person has a prior conviction as defined under Subsection 41-6a-501 (2);
             204      and
             205          [(B)] (ii) the current violation under Subsection (2) is committed[: (I)] on or after July
             206      1, 2009, and within a period of 10 years after the date of the prior violation[; and].
             207          [(II) on or after July 1, 2009;]
             208          (7) The Driver License Division shall, if the person is 19 years of age or older but
             209      under 21 years of age on the date of arrest:
             210          (a) suspend, until the person is 21 years of age or for a period of one year, whichever is
             211      longer, the driver license of a person convicted under Subsection (2) of an offense committed
             212      on or after July 1, 2011; or
             213          (b) revoke, until the person is 21 years of age or for a period of two years, whichever is
             214      longer, the driver license of a person if:
             215          (i) the person has a prior conviction as defined under Subsection 41-6a-501 (2); and
             216          (ii) the current violation under Subsection (2) is committed on or after July 1, 2009,
             217      and within a period of 10 years after the date of the prior violation.
             218          [(b)] (8) The Driver License Division shall, if the person is under [21] 19 years of age
             219      on the date of arrest:
             220          [(i)] (a) suspend, until the person is 21 years of age [or for a period of 120 days], the
             221      driver license of a person convicted under Subsection (2) of an offense committed on or after
             222      July 1, 2009; or
             223          [(ii)] (b) revoke, until the person is 21 years of age [or for a period of two years], the
             224      driver license of a person if:
             225          [(A)] (i) the person has a prior conviction as defined under Subsection 41-6a-501 (2);


             226      and
             227          [(B)] (ii) the current violation under Subsection (2) is committed[: (I)] on or after July
             228      1, 2009, and within a period of 10 years after the date of the prior violation[; and].
             229          [(II) on or after July 1, 2009;]
             230          [(c)] (9) The Driver License Division shall subtract from any suspension or revocation
             231      period the number of days for which a license was previously suspended under Section
             232      53-3-223 or 53-3-231 , if the previous suspension was based on the same occurrence upon
             233      which the record of conviction is based[; and].
             234          (10) The Driver License Division shall:
             235          [(d)] (a) deny, suspend, or revoke a person's license for the denial and suspension
             236      periods in effect prior to July 1, 2009, for a conviction of a violation under Subsection (2) that
             237      was committed prior to July 1, 2009[.]; or
             238          (b) deny, suspend, or revoke the operator's license of a person for the denial,
             239      suspension, or revocation periods in effect from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2011, if:
             240          (i) the person was 20 years of age or older but under 21 years of age at the time of
             241      arrest; and
             242          (ii) the conviction under Subsection (2) is for an offense that was committed on or after
             243      July 1, 2009, and prior to July 1, 2011.
             244          (11) A court that reported a conviction of a violation of this section for a violation that
             245      occurred on or after July 1, 2009, to the Driver License Division may shorten the suspension
             246      period imposed under Subsection (7)(a) or (8)(a) prior to completion of the suspension period
             247      if the person:
             248          (a) (i) for a license suspension imposed under Subsection (7)(a), completes at least six
             249      months of the license suspension; or
             250          (ii) for a license suspension imposed under Subsection (8)(a), completes at least two
             251      years of the license suspension;
             252          (b) completes a screening;
             253          (c) completes an assessment, if it is found appropriate by a screening under Subsection


             254      (11)(b);
             255          (d) completes substance abuse treatment if it is found appropriate by the assessment
             256      under Subsection (11)(c);
             257          (e) completes an educational series if substance abuse treatment is not required by the
             258      assessment under Subsection (11)(c) or the court does not order substance abuse treatment;
             259          (f) has not been convicted of a violation of any motor vehicle law in which the person
             260      was involved as the operator of the vehicle during the suspension period imposed under
             261      Subsection (7)(a) or (8)(a);
             262          (g) has complied with all the terms of the person's probation or all orders of the court if
             263      not ordered to probation; and
             264          (h) (i) is 18 years of age or older and provides a sworn statement to the court that the
             265      person has not consumed a controlled substance not prescribed by a practitioner for use by the
             266      person or unlawfully consumed alcohol during the suspension period imposed under
             267      Subsection (7)(a) or (8)(a); or
             268          (ii) is under 18 years of age and has the person's parent or legal guardian provide an
             269      affidavit or other sworn statement to the court certifying that to the parent or legal guardian's
             270      knowledge the person has not consumed a controlled substance not prescribed by a practitioner
             271      for use by the person or unlawfully consumed alcohol during the suspension period imposed
             272      under Subsection (7)(a) or (8)(a).
             273          (12) If the court shortens a person's license suspension period in accordance with the
             274      requirements of Subsection (11), the court shall forward the order shortening the person's
             275      license suspension period prior to the completion of the suspension period imposed under
             276      Subsection (7)(a) or (8)(a) to the Driver License Division.
             277          [(7)] (13) (a) The court shall notify the Driver License Division if a person fails to:
             278          (i) complete all court ordered screening and assessment, educational series, and
             279      substance abuse treatment; or
             280          (ii) pay all fines and fees, including fees for restitution and treatment costs.
             281          (b) Upon receiving the notification, the division shall suspend the person's driving


             282      privilege in accordance with Subsections 53-3-221 (2) and (3).
             283          [(8)] (14) The court shall order supervised probation in accordance with Section
             284      41-6a-507 for a person convicted under Subsection (2).
             285          Section 3. Section 41-6a-521 is amended to read:
             286           41-6a-521. Revocation hearing for refusal -- Appeal.
             287          (1) (a) A person who has been notified of the Driver License Division's intention to
             288      revoke the person's license under Section 41-6a-520 is entitled to a hearing.
             289          (b) A request for the hearing shall be made in writing within 10 calendar days after the
             290      day on which notice is provided.
             291          (c) Upon request in a manner specified by the Driver License Division, the Driver
             292      License Division shall grant to the person an opportunity to be heard within 29 days after the
             293      date of arrest.
             294          (d) If the person does not make a request for a hearing before the Driver License
             295      Division under this Subsection (1), the person's privilege to operate a motor vehicle in the state
             296      is revoked beginning on the 30th day after the date of arrest:
             297          (i) for a person 21 years of age or older on the date of arrest, for a period of:
             298          (A) 18 months, unless Subsection (1)(d)(i)(B) applies; or
             299          (B) 36 months, if the arrest was made on or after July 1, 2009, and the person has had a
             300      previous:
             301          (I) license sanction for an offense that occurred within the previous 10 years from the
             302      date of arrest under Section 41-6a-517 , 41-6a-520 , 41-6a-530 , 53-3-223 , 53-3-231 , or
             303      53-3-232 ; or
             304          (II) conviction for an offense that occurred within the previous 10 years from the date
             305      of arrest under Section 41-6a-502 or a statute previously in effect in this state that would
             306      constitute a violation of Section 41-6a-502 ;
             307          (ii) for a person under 21 years of age on the date of arrest:
             308          (A) until the person is 21 years of age or for a period of [18 months] two years,
             309      whichever is longer, if the arrest was made on or after July 1, [2009] 2011, unless Subsection


             310      (1)(d)(ii)(B) applies; or
             311          (B) until the person is 21 years of age or for a period of 36 months, whichever is
             312      longer, if the arrest was made on or after July 1, 2009, and the person has had a previous:
             313          (I) license sanction for an offense that occurred within the previous 10 years from the
             314      date of arrest under Section 41-6a-517 , 41-6a-520 , 41-6a-530 , 53-3-223 , 53-3-231 , or
             315      53-3-232 ; or
             316          (II) conviction for an offense that occurred within the previous 10 years from the date
             317      of arrest under Section 41-6a-502 or a statute previously in effect in this state that would
             318      constitute a violation of Section 41-6a-502 ; or
             319          (iii) for a person that was arrested prior to July 1, 2009, for the suspension periods in
             320      effect prior to July 1, 2009.
             321          (2) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(b), if a hearing is requested by the person,
             322      the hearing shall be conducted by the Driver License Division in:
             323          (i) the county in which the offense occurred; or
             324          (ii) a county which is adjacent to the county in which the offense occurred.
             325          (b) The Driver License Division may hold a hearing in some other county if the Driver
             326      License Division and the person both agree.
             327          (3) The hearing shall be documented and shall cover the issues of:
             328          (a) whether a peace officer had reasonable grounds to believe that a person was
             329      operating a motor vehicle in violation of Section 41-6a-502 , 41-6a-517 , 41-6a-530 , 53-3-231 ,
             330      or 53-3-232 ; and
             331          (b) whether the person refused to submit to the test or tests under Section 41-6a-520 .
             332          (4) (a) In connection with the hearing, the division or its authorized agent:
             333          (i) may administer oaths and may issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and
             334      the production of relevant books and papers; and
             335          (ii) shall issue subpoenas for the attendance of necessary peace officers.
             336          (b) The Driver License Division shall pay witness fees and mileage from the
             337      Transportation Fund in accordance with the rates established in Section 78B-1-119 .


             338          (5) (a) If after a hearing, the Driver License Division determines that the person was
             339      requested to submit to a chemical test or tests and refused to submit to the test or tests, or if the
             340      person fails to appear before the Driver License Division as required in the notice, the Driver
             341      License Division shall revoke the person's license or permit to operate a motor vehicle in Utah
             342      beginning on the date the hearing is held:
             343          (i) for a person 21 years of age or older on the date of arrest, for a period of:
             344          (A) 18 months unless Subsection (5)(a)(i)(B) applies; or
             345          (B) 36 months, if the arrest was made on or after July 1, 2009, and the person has had a
             346      previous:
             347          (I) license sanction for an offense that occurred within the previous 10 years from the
             348      date of arrest under Section 41-6a-517 , 41-6a-520 , 41-6a-530 , 53-3-223 , 53-3-231 , or
             349      53-3-232 ; or
             350          (II) conviction for an offense that occurred within the previous 10 years from the date
             351      of arrest under Section 41-6a-502 or a statute previously in effect in this state that would
             352      constitute a violation of Section 41-6a-502 ;
             353          (ii) for a person under 21 years of age on the date of arrest:
             354          (A) until the person is 21 years of age or for a period of [18 months] two years,
             355      whichever is longer, for an arrest that was made on or after July 1, [2009] 2011, and unless
             356      Subsection (5)(a)(ii)(B) applies; or
             357          (B) until the person is 21 years of age or for a period of 36 months, whichever is
             358      longer, if the arrest was made on or after July 1, 2009, and the person has had a previous:
             359          (I) license sanction for an offense that occurred within the previous 10 years from the
             360      date of arrest under Section 41-6a-517 , 41-6a-520 , 41-6a-530 , 53-3-223 , 53-3-231 , or
             361      53-3-232 ; or
             362          (II) conviction for an offense that occurred within the previous 10 years from the date
             363      of arrest under Section 41-6a-502 or a statute previously in effect in this state that would
             364      constitute a violation of Section 41-6a-502 ; or
             365          (iii) for a person that was arrested prior to July 1, 2009, for the revocation periods in


             366      effect prior to July 1, 2009.
             367          (b) The Driver License Division shall also assess against the person, in addition to any
             368      fee imposed under Subsection 53-3-205 (12), a fee under Section 53-3-105 , which shall be paid
             369      before the person's driving privilege is reinstated, to cover administrative costs.
             370          (c) The fee shall be cancelled if the person obtains an unappealed court decision
             371      following a proceeding allowed under Subsection (2) that the revocation was improper.
             372          (6) (a) Any person whose license has been revoked by the Driver License Division
             373      under this section following an administrative hearing may seek judicial review.
             374          (b) Judicial review of an informal adjudicative proceeding is a trial.
             375          (c) Venue is in the district court in the county in which the offense occurred.
             376          Section 4. Section 53-3-223 is amended to read:
             377           53-3-223. Chemical test for driving under the influence -- Temporary license --
             378      Hearing and decision -- Suspension and fee -- Judicial review.
             379          (1) (a) If a peace officer has reasonable grounds to believe that a person may be
             380      violating or has violated Section 41-6a-502 , prohibiting the operation of a vehicle with a
             381      certain blood or breath alcohol concentration and driving under the influence of any drug,
             382      alcohol, or combination of a drug and alcohol or while having any measurable controlled
             383      substance or metabolite of a controlled substance in the person's body in violation of Section
             384      41-6a-517 , the peace officer may, in connection with arresting the person, request that the
             385      person submit to a chemical test or tests to be administered in compliance with the standards
             386      under Section 41-6a-520 .
             387          (b) In this section, a reference to Section 41-6a-502 includes any similar local
             388      ordinance adopted in compliance with Subsection 41-6a-510 (1).
             389          (2) The peace officer shall advise a person prior to the person's submission to a
             390      chemical test that a test result indicating a violation of Section 41-6a-502 or 41-6a-517 shall,
             391      and the existence of a blood alcohol content sufficient to render the person incapable of safely
             392      driving a motor vehicle may, result in suspension or revocation of the person's license to drive
             393      a motor vehicle.


             394          (3) If the person submits to a chemical test and the test results indicate a blood or
             395      breath alcohol content in violation of Section 41-6a-502 or 41-6a-517 , or if a peace officer
             396      makes a determination, based on reasonable grounds, that the person is otherwise in violation
             397      of Section 41-6a-502 , a peace officer shall, on behalf of the division and within 24 hours of
             398      arrest, give notice of the division's intention to suspend the person's license to drive a motor
             399      vehicle.
             400          (4) (a) When a peace officer gives notice on behalf of the division, the peace officer
             401      shall:
             402          (i) take the Utah license certificate or permit, if any, of the driver;
             403          (ii) issue a temporary license certificate effective for only 29 days from the date of
             404      arrest; and
             405          (iii) supply to the driver, in a manner specified by the division, basic information
             406      regarding how to obtain a prompt hearing before the division.
             407          (b) A citation issued by a peace officer may, if provided in a manner specified by the
             408      division, also serve as the temporary license certificate.
             409          (5) As a matter of procedure, a peace officer shall send to the division within 10
             410      calendar days after the day on which notice is provided:
             411          (a) the person's license certificate;
             412          (b) a copy of the citation issued for the offense;
             413          (c) a signed report in a manner specified by the division indicating the chemical test
             414      results, if any; and
             415          (d) any other basis for the peace officer's determination that the person has violated
             416      Section 41-6a-502 or 41-6a-517 .
             417          (6) (a) Upon request in a manner specified by the division, the division shall grant to
             418      the person an opportunity to be heard within 29 days after the date of arrest. The request to be
             419      heard shall be made within 10 calendar days of the day on which notice is provided under
             420      Subsection (5).
             421          (b) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (6)(b)(ii), a hearing, if held, shall be before the


             422      division in:
             423          (A) the county in which the arrest occurred; or
             424          (B) a county that is adjacent to the county in which the arrest occurred.
             425          (ii) The division may hold a hearing in some other county if the division and the person
             426      both agree.
             427          (c) The hearing shall be documented and shall cover the issues of:
             428          (i) whether a peace officer had reasonable grounds to believe the person was driving a
             429      motor vehicle in violation of Section 41-6a-502 or 41-6a-517 ;
             430          (ii) whether the person refused to submit to the test; and
             431          (iii) the test results, if any.
             432          (d) (i) In connection with a hearing the division or its authorized agent:
             433          (A) may administer oaths and may issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and
             434      the production of relevant books and papers; or
             435          (B) may issue subpoenas for the attendance of necessary peace officers.
             436          (ii) The division shall pay witness fees and mileage from the Transportation Fund in
             437      accordance with the rates established in Section 78B-1-119 .
             438          (e) The division may designate one or more employees to conduct the hearing.
             439          (f) Any decision made after a hearing before any designated employee is as valid as if
             440      made by the division.
             441          (7) (a) If, after a hearing, the division determines that a peace officer had reasonable
             442      grounds to believe that the person was driving a motor vehicle in violation of Section
             443      41-6a-502 or 41-6a-517 , if the person failed to appear before the division as required in the
             444      notice, or if a hearing is not requested under this section, the division shall:
             445          (i) if the person is 21 years of age or older at the time of arrest and the arrest was made
             446      on or after July 1, 2009, suspend the person's license or permit to operate a motor vehicle for a
             447      period of:
             448          (A) 120 days beginning on the 30th day after the date of arrest for a first suspension; or
             449          (B) two years beginning on the 30th day after the date of arrest for a second or


             450      subsequent suspension for an offense that occurred within the previous 10 years; [or]
             451          (ii) if the person is 19 years of age or older but under 21 years of age at the time of
             452      arrest and the arrest was made on or after July 1, 2011:
             453          (A) suspend the person's license or permit to operate a motor vehicle:
             454          (I) for a period of six months, beginning on the 30th day after the date of arrest for a
             455      first suspension; or
             456          (II) until the person is 21 years of age or for a period of two years, whichever is longer,
             457      beginning on the 30th day after the date of arrest for a second or subsequent suspension for an
             458      offense that occurred within the previous 10 years; or
             459          (B) deny the person's application for a license or learner's permit:
             460          (I) for a period of six months for a first suspension, if the person has not been issued an
             461      operator license; or
             462          (II) until the person is 21 years of age or for a period of two years, whichever is longer,
             463      beginning on the 30th day after the date of arrest for a second or subsequent suspension for an
             464      offense that occurred within the previous 10 years; or
             465          [(ii)] (iii) if the person is under [21] 19 years of age at the time of arrest and the arrest
             466      was made on or after July 1, 2009:
             467          (A) suspend the person's license or permit to operate a motor vehicle:
             468          (I) [until the person is 21 years of age or for a period of 120 days, whichever is longer,]
             469      for a period of two years beginning on the 30th day after the date of arrest for a first
             470      suspension; or
             471          (II) until the person is 21 years of age or for a period of two years, whichever is longer,
             472      beginning on the 30th day after the date of arrest for a second or subsequent suspension for an
             473      offense that occurred within the previous 10 years; or
             474          (B) deny the person's application for a license or learner's permit:
             475          (I) [until the person is 21 years of age or for a period of 120 days, whichever is longer,]
             476      for a period of two years for a first suspension, if the person has not been issued an operator
             477      license; or


             478          (II) until the person is 21 years of age or for a period of two years, whichever is longer,
             479      beginning on the 30th day after the date of arrest for a second or subsequent suspension for an
             480      offense that occurred within the previous 10 years.
             481          (b) The division shall deny or suspend a person's license for the denial and suspension
             482      periods in effect:
             483          (i) prior to July 1, 2009, for an offense that was committed prior to July 1, 2009[.]; or
             484          (ii) from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2011, if:
             485          (A) the person was 20 years 6 months of age or older but under 21 years of age at the
             486      time of arrest; and
             487          (B) the conviction under Subsection (2) is for an offense that was committed on or
             488      after July 1, 2009, and prior to July 1, 2011.
             489          (c) (i) Notwithstanding the provisions in Subsection (7)(a)(i)(A), the division shall
             490      reinstate a person's license prior to completion of the 120 day suspension period imposed under
             491      Subsection (7)(a)(i)(A):
             492          (A) immediately upon receiving written verification of the person's dismissal of a
             493      charge for a violation of Section 41-6a-502 or 41-6a-517 , if the written verification is received
             494      prior to completion of the suspension period; or
             495          (B) no sooner than 60 days beginning on the 30th day after the date of arrest upon
             496      receiving written verification of the person's reduction of a charge for a violation of Section
             497      41-6a-502 or 41-6a-517 , if the written verification is received prior to completion of the
             498      suspension period.
             499          (ii) Notwithstanding the provisions in Subsection (7)(a)(i)(A) or (7)(b)[(i)], the
             500      division shall reinstate a person's license prior to completion of the [90] 120-day suspension
             501      period imposed under Subsection (7)(a)(i)(A) immediately upon receiving written verification
             502      of the person's conviction of impaired driving under Section 41-6a-502.5 if:
             503          (A) the written verification is received prior to completion of the suspension period;
             504      and
             505          (B) the reporting court notifies the Driver License Division that the defendant is


             506      participating in or has successfully completed the program of a driving under the influence
             507      court as defined in Section 41-6a-501 .
             508          (iii) If a person's license is reinstated under this Subsection (7)(c), the person is
             509      required to pay the license reinstatement fees under Subsections 53-3-105 (23) and (24).
             510          (iv) The driver license reinstatements authorized under this Subsection (7)(c) only
             511      apply to a 120 day suspension period imposed under Subsection (7)(a)(i)(A).
             512          (8) (a) The division shall assess against a person, in addition to any fee imposed under
             513      Subsection 53-3-205 (12) for driving under the influence, a fee under Section 53-3-105 to cover
             514      administrative costs, which shall be paid before the person's driving privilege is reinstated.
             515      This fee shall be cancelled if the person obtains an unappealed division hearing or court
             516      decision that the suspension was not proper.
             517          (b) A person whose license has been suspended by the division under this section
             518      following an administrative hearing may file a petition within 30 days after the suspension for a
             519      hearing on the matter which, if held, is governed by Section 53-3-224 .
             520          Section 5. Section 53-3-231 (Effective 07/01/11) is amended to read:
             521           53-3-231 (Effective 07/01/11). Person under 21 may not operate a vehicle or
             522      motorboat with detectable alcohol in body -- Chemical test procedures -- Temporary
             523      license -- Hearing and decision -- Suspension of license or operating privilege -- Fees --
             524      Judicial review -- Referral to local substance abuse authority or program.
             525          (1) (a) As used in this section:
             526          (i) "Local substance abuse authority" has the same meaning as provided in Section
             527      62A-15-102 .
             528          (ii) "Substance abuse program" means any substance abuse program licensed by the
             529      Department of Human Services or the Department of Health and approved by the local
             530      substance abuse authority.
             531          (b) Calculations of blood, breath, or urine alcohol concentration under this section shall
             532      be made in accordance with the procedures in Subsection 41-6a-502 (1).
             533          (2) (a) A person younger than 21 years of age may not operate or be in actual physical


             534      control of a vehicle or motorboat with any measurable blood, breath, or urine alcohol
             535      concentration in the person's body as shown by a chemical test.
             536          (b) A person who violates Subsection (2)(a), in addition to any other applicable
             537      penalties arising out of the incident, shall have the person's operator license denied or
             538      suspended as provided in Subsection (8).
             539          (3) (a) When a peace officer has reasonable grounds to believe that a person may be
             540      violating or has violated Subsection (2), the peace officer may, in connection with arresting the
             541      person for a violation of Section 32B-4-409 , request that the person submit to a chemical test
             542      or tests to be administered in compliance with the standards under Section 41-6a-520 .
             543          (b) The peace officer shall advise a person prior to the person's submission to a
             544      chemical test that a test result indicating a violation of Subsection (2)(a) will result in denial or
             545      suspension of the person's license to operate a motor vehicle or a refusal to issue a license.
             546          (c) If the person submits to a chemical test and the test results indicate a blood, breath,
             547      or urine alcohol content in violation of Subsection (2)(a), or if a peace officer makes a
             548      determination, based on reasonable grounds, that the person is otherwise in violation of
             549      Subsection (2)(a), a peace officer shall, on behalf of the division and within 24 hours of the
             550      arrest, give notice of the division's intention to deny or suspend the person's license to operate a
             551      vehicle or refusal to issue a license under this section.
             552          (4) When a peace officer gives notice on behalf of the division, the peace officer shall:
             553          (a) take the Utah license certificate or permit, if any, of the operator;
             554          (b) issue a temporary license certificate effective for only 29 days from the date of
             555      arrest if the driver had a valid operator's license; and
             556          (c) supply to the operator, in a manner specified by the division, basic information
             557      regarding how to obtain a prompt hearing before the division.
             558          (5) A citation issued by a peace officer may, if provided in a manner specified by the
             559      division, also serve as the temporary license certificate under Subsection (4)(b).
             560          (6) As a matter of procedure, a peace officer shall send to the division within 10
             561      calendar days after the day on which notice is provided:


             562          (a) the person's driver license certificate, if any;
             563          (b) a copy of the citation issued for the offense;
             564          (c) a signed report in a manner specified by the Driver License Division indicating the
             565      chemical test results, if any; and
             566          (d) any other basis for a peace officer's determination that the person has violated
             567      Subsection (2).
             568          (7) (a) (i) Upon request in a manner specified by the division, the Driver License
             569      Division shall grant to the person an opportunity to be heard within 29 days after the date of
             570      arrest under Section 32B-4-409 .
             571          (ii) The request shall be made within 10 calendar days of the day on which notice is
             572      provided.
             573          (b) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (7)(b)(ii), a hearing, if held, shall be before the
             574      division in:
             575          (A) the county in which the arrest occurred; or
             576          (B) a county that is adjacent to the county in which the arrest occurred.
             577          (ii) The division may hold a hearing in some other county if the division and the person
             578      both agree.
             579          (c) The hearing shall be documented and shall cover the issues of:
             580          (i) whether a peace officer had reasonable grounds to believe the person was operating
             581      a motor vehicle or motorboat in violation of Subsection (2)(a);
             582          (ii) whether the person refused to submit to the test; and
             583          (iii) the test results, if any.
             584          (d) In connection with a hearing, the division or its authorized agent may administer
             585      oaths and may issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and the production of relevant
             586      books and papers and records as defined in Section 46-4-102 .
             587          (e) One or more members of the division may conduct the hearing.
             588          (f) Any decision made after a hearing before any number of the members of the
             589      division is as valid as if made after a hearing before the full membership of the division.


             590          (8) If, after a hearing, the division determines that a peace officer had reasonable
             591      grounds to believe that the person was driving a motor vehicle in violation of Subsection (2)(a),
             592      if the person fails to appear before the division as required in the notice, or if the person does
             593      not request a hearing under this section, the division shall:
             594          (a) for a person 19 years of age or older but under 21 years of age on the date of arrest:
             595          (i) deny the person's license until [the person is 21 years of age or for a period of 120
             596      days, whichever is longer,] the person complies with Subsection (11)(b)(i) but for a period of
             597      not less than six months beginning on the 30th day after the date of arrest for a first offense
             598      under Subsection (2)(a) committed on or after July 1, 2009;
             599          [(b)] (ii) suspend the person's license until the person complies with Subsection
             600      (11)(b)(i) and until the person is 21 years of age or for a period of two years, whichever is
             601      longer, beginning on the 30th day after the date of arrest for a second or subsequent offense
             602      under Subsection (2)(a)[: (i)] committed on or after July 1, 2009, and within 10 years of a prior
             603      denial or suspension; [and]
             604          [(ii) committed on or after July 1, 2009;]
             605          [(c)] (iii) deny the person's application for a license or learner's permit until [the person
             606      is 21 years of age or for a period of one year, whichever is longer,] the person complies with
             607      Subsection (11)(b)(i) but for a period of not less than six months if:
             608          [(i)] (A) the person has not been issued an operator license; and
             609          [(ii)] (B) the suspension is for a first offense under Subsection (2)(a) committed on or
             610      after July 1, 2009;
             611          [(d)] (iv) deny the person's application for a license or learner's permit until the person
             612      complies with Subsection (11)(b)(i) and until the person is 21 years of age or for a period of
             613      two years, whichever is longer, if:
             614          [(i)] (A) the person has not been issued an operator license; and
             615          [(ii)] (B) the suspension is for a second or subsequent offense under Subsection (2)(a)[:
             616      (A)] committed on or after July 1, 2009, and within 10 years of a prior denial or suspension;
             617      [and] or


             618          [(B) committed on or after July 1, 2009; or]
             619          [(e)] (v) deny or suspend a person's license for the denial and suspension periods in
             620      effect:
             621          (A) prior to July 1, 2009, for a violation under Subsection (2)(a) that was committed
             622      prior to July 1, 2009[.]; or
             623          (B) from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2011, if the person was 20 years 6 months of
             624      age or older but under 21 years of age at the time of arrest and the conviction under Subsection
             625      (2) is for an offense that was committed on or after July 1, 2009, and prior to July 1, 2011; and
             626          (b) for a person under 19 years of age on the date of arrest:
             627          (i) deny the person's license until the person complies with Subsection (11)(b)(i) but
             628      for a period of not less than one year beginning on the 30th day after the date of arrest for a first
             629      offense under Subsection (2)(a) committed on or after July 1, 2009;
             630          (ii) suspend the person's license until the person complies with Subsection (11)(b)(i)
             631      and until the person is 21 years of age or for a period of two years, whichever is longer,
             632      beginning on the 30th day after the date of arrest for a second or subsequent offense under
             633      Subsection (2)(a) committed on or after July 1, 2009, and within 10 years of a prior denial or
             634      suspension;
             635          (iii) deny the person's application for a license or learner's permit until the person
             636      complies with Subsection (11)(b)(i) but for a period of not less than one year if:
             637          (A) the person has not been issued an operator license; and
             638          (B) the suspension is for a first offense under Subsection (2)(a) committed on or after
             639      July 1, 2009;
             640          (iv) deny the person's application for a license or learner's permit until the person
             641      complies with Subsection (11)(b)(i) and until the person is 21 years of age or for a period of
             642      two years, whichever is longer, if:
             643          (A) the person has not been issued an operator license; and
             644          (B) the suspension is for a second or subsequent offense under Subsection (2)(a)
             645      committed on or after July 1, 2009, and within 10 years of a prior denial or suspension; or


             646          (v) deny or suspend a person's license for the denial and suspension periods in effect
             647      prior to July 1, 2009, for a violation under Subsection (2)(a) that was committed prior to July 1,
             648      2009.
             649          (9) (a) (i) Following denial or suspension the division shall assess against a person, in
             650      addition to any fee imposed under Subsection 53-3-205 (12), a fee under Section 53-3-105 ,
             651      which shall be paid before the person's driving privilege is reinstated, to cover administrative
             652      costs.
             653          (ii) This fee shall be canceled if the person obtains an unappealed division hearing or
             654      court decision that the suspension was not proper.
             655          (b) A person whose operator license has been denied, suspended, or postponed by the
             656      division under this section following an administrative hearing may file a petition within 30
             657      days after the suspension for a hearing on the matter which, if held, is governed by Section
             658      53-3-224 .
             659          (10) After reinstatement of an operator license for a first offense under this section, a
             660      report authorized under Section 53-3-104 may not contain evidence of the denial or suspension
             661      of the person's operator license under this section if the person has not been convicted of any
             662      other offense for which the denial or suspension may be extended.
             663          (11) (a) In addition to the penalties in Subsection (8), a person who violates Subsection
             664      (2)(a) shall:
             665          (i) obtain an assessment and recommendation for appropriate action from a substance
             666      abuse program, but any associated costs shall be the person's responsibility; or
             667          (ii) be referred by the division to the local substance abuse authority for an assessment
             668      and recommendation for appropriate action.
             669          (b) (i) Reinstatement of the person's operator license or the right to obtain an operator
             670      license within five years of the effective date of the license sanction under Subsection (8) is
             671      contingent upon successful completion of the action recommended by the local substance
             672      abuse authority or the substance abuse program.
             673          (ii) The local substance abuse authority's or the substance abuse program's


             674      recommended action shall be determined by an assessment of the person's alcohol abuse and
             675      may include:
             676          (A) a targeted education and prevention program;
             677          (B) an early intervention program; or
             678          (C) a substance abuse treatment program.
             679          (iii) Successful completion of the recommended action shall be determined by
             680      standards established by the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.
             681          (c) At the conclusion of the penalty period imposed under Subsection (2), the local
             682      substance abuse authority or the substance abuse program shall notify the division of the
             683      person's status regarding completion of the recommended action.
             684          (d) The local substance abuse authorities and the substance abuse programs shall
             685      cooperate with the division in:
             686          (i) conducting the assessments;
             687          (ii) making appropriate recommendations for action; and
             688          (iii) notifying the division about the person's status regarding completion of the
             689      recommended action.
             690          (e) (i) The local substance abuse authority is responsible for the cost of the assessment
             691      of the person's alcohol abuse, if the assessment is conducted by the local substance abuse
             692      authority.
             693          (ii) The local substance abuse authority or a substance abuse program selected by a
             694      person is responsible for:
             695          (A) conducting an assessment of the person's alcohol abuse; and
             696          (B) for making a referral to an appropriate program on the basis of the findings of the
             697      assessment.
             698          (iii) (A) The person who violated Subsection (2)(a) is responsible for all costs and fees
             699      associated with the recommended program to which the person selected or is referred.
             700          (B) The costs and fees under Subsection (11)(e)(iii)(A) shall be based on a sliding scale
             701      consistent with the local substance abuse authority's policies and practices regarding fees for


             702      services or determined by the substance abuse program.
             703          Section 6. Effective date.
             704          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2011.


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