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IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEM AMENDMENTS

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2011 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: John L. Valentine

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House Sponsor: Patrick Painter

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Motor Vehicles Code and the Public Safety Code by amending
             10      provisions relating to ignition interlock systems.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    provides definitions;
             14          .    requires an ignition interlock system provider or an ignition interlock system
             15      installer to be licensed by the Driver License Division;
             16          .    requires the Driver License Division to issue licenses for ignition interlock system
             17      providers and installers and specifies procedures and requirements for issuing the
             18      licenses;
             19          .    grants the Driver License Division rulemaking authority to establish procedures for
             20      the implementation of the ignition interlock system provider and installer licensure
             21      program;
             22          .    requires an ignition interlock system provider who installs an ignition interlock
             23      system on a person's vehicle to:
             24              .    provide proof of installation to the person;
             25              .    electronically notify the division of installation of an ignition interlock system
             26      on the person's vehicle; and
             27              .    electronically notify the division if a person has removed an ignition interlock
             28      system from the person's vehicle;
             29          .    requires the Driver License Division to suspend the license of any person who is an


             30      ignition interlock driver upon notice to the person for the duration of the person's ignition
             31      interlock restriction period until the division:
             32              .    receives electronic notification from an ignition interlock system provider
             33      showing new proof of the installation of an ignition interlock system; or
             34              .    electronically verifies that the person does not have a vehicle registered in the
             35      person's name;
             36          .    requires the Driver License Division to suspend the license of any person without
             37      hearing and without receiving a record of the person's conviction of crime seven
             38      days after receiving electronic notification from a provider that a person has
             39      removed an ignition interlock system from the person's vehicle if the person is an
             40      interlock restricted driver until the division:
             41              .    receives electronic notification from an ignition interlock system provider
             42      showing new proof of the installation of an ignition interlock system; or
             43              .    electronically verifies that the person does not have a vehicle registered in the
             44      person's name;
             45          .    grants the Driver License Division authority to make administrative rules regarding
             46      the administration of the ignition interlock system program and certification and
             47      regulation of ignition interlock system providers; and
             48          .    makes technical changes.
             49      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             50          None
             51      Other Special Clauses:
             52          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2012.
             53      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             54      AMENDS:
             55          41-6a-518, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 183
             56      ENACTS:
             57          53-3-1001, Utah Code Annotated 1953


             58          53-3-1002, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             59          53-3-1003, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             60          53-3-1004, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             61          53-3-1005, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             62          53-3-1006, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             63          53-3-1007, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             64          53-3-1008, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             65     
             66      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             67          Section 1. Section 41-6a-518 is amended to read:
             68           41-6a-518. Ignition interlock devices -- Use -- Probationer to pay cost --
             69      Impecuniosity -- Fee.
             70          (1) As used in this section:
             71          (a) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.
             72          (b) "Ignition interlock system" or "system" means a constant monitoring device or any
             73      similar device certified by the commissioner that prevents a motor vehicle from being started
             74      or continuously operated without first determining the driver's breath alcohol concentration.
             75          (c) "Probation provider" means the supervisor and monitor of the ignition interlock
             76      system required as a condition of probation who contracts with the court in accordance with
             77      Subsections 41-6a-507 (2) and (3).
             78          (2) (a) In addition to any other penalties imposed under Sections 41-6a-503 and
             79      41-6a-505 , and in addition to any requirements imposed as a condition of probation, the court
             80      may require that any person who is convicted of violating Section 41-6a-502 and who is
             81      granted probation may not operate a motor vehicle during the period of probation unless that
             82      motor vehicle is equipped with a functioning, certified ignition interlock system installed and
             83      calibrated so that the motor vehicle will not start or continuously operate if the operator's blood
             84      alcohol concentration exceeds a level ordered by the court.
             85          (b) If a person convicted of violating Section 41-6a-502 was under the age of 21 when


             86      the violation occurred, the court shall order the installation of the ignition interlock system as a
             87      condition of probation.
             88          (c) The division shall post the ignition interlock restriction on the electronic record
             89      available to law enforcement.
             90          (d) This section does not apply to a person convicted of a violation of Section
             91      41-6a-502 whose violation involves drugs other than alcohol.
             92          (3) If the court imposes the use of an ignition interlock system as a condition of
             93      probation, the court shall:
             94          (a) stipulate on the record the requirement for and the period of the use of an ignition
             95      interlock system;
             96          (b) order that an ignition interlock system be installed on each motor vehicle owned or
             97      operated by the probationer, at the probationer's expense;
             98          (c) immediately notify the Driver License Division and the person's probation provider
             99      of the order; and
             100          (d) require the probationer to provide proof of compliance with the court's order to the
             101      probation provider within 30 days of the order.
             102          (4) (a) The probationer shall provide timely proof of installation within 30 days of an
             103      order imposing the use of a system or show cause why the order was not complied with to the
             104      court or to the probationer's probation provider.
             105          (b) The probation provider shall notify the court of failure to comply under Subsection
             106      (4)(a).
             107          (c) For failure to comply under Subsection (4)(a) or upon receiving the notification
             108      under Subsection (4)(b), the court shall order the Driver License Division to suspend the
             109      probationer's driving privileges for the remaining period during which the compliance was
             110      imposed.
             111          (d) Cause for failure to comply means any reason the court finds sufficiently justifiable
             112      to excuse the probationer's failure to comply with the court's order.
             113          (5) (a) Any probationer required to install an ignition interlock system shall have the


             114      system monitored by the manufacturer or dealer of the system for proper use and accuracy at
             115      least semiannually and more frequently as the court may order.
             116          (b) (i) A report of the monitoring shall be issued by the manufacturer or dealer to the
             117      court or the person's probation provider.
             118          (ii) The report shall be issued within 14 days following each monitoring.
             119          (6) (a) If an ignition interlock system is ordered installed, the probationer shall pay the
             120      reasonable costs of leasing or buying and installing and maintaining the system.
             121          (b) A probationer may not be excluded from this section for inability to pay the costs,
             122      unless:
             123          (i) the probationer files an affidavit of impecuniosity; and
             124          (ii) the court enters a finding that the probationer is impecunious.
             125          (c) In lieu of waiver of the entire amount of the cost, the court may direct the
             126      probationer to make partial or installment payments of costs when appropriate.
             127          (d) The ignition interlock provider shall cover the costs of waivers by the court under
             128      this Subsection (6).
             129          (7) (a) If a probationer is required in the course and scope of employment to operate a
             130      motor vehicle owned by the probationer's employer, the probationer may operate that motor
             131      vehicle without installation of an ignition interlock system only if:
             132          (i) the motor vehicle is used in the course and scope of employment;
             133          (ii) the employer has been notified that the employee is restricted; and
             134          (iii) the employee has proof of the notification in the employee's possession while
             135      operating the employer's motor vehicle.
             136          (b) (i) To the extent that an employer-owned motor vehicle is made available to a
             137      probationer subject to this section for personal use, no exemption under this section shall apply.
             138          (ii) A probationer intending to operate an employer-owned motor vehicle for personal
             139      use and who is restricted to the operation of a motor vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock
             140      system shall notify the employer and obtain consent in writing from the employer to install a
             141      system in the employer-owned motor vehicle.


             142          (c) A motor vehicle owned by a business entity that is all or partly owned or controlled
             143      by a probationer subject to this section is not a motor vehicle owned by the employer and does
             144      not qualify for an exemption under this Subsection (7).
             145          (8) (a) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
             146      the commissioner shall make rules setting standards for the certification of ignition interlock
             147      systems.
             148          (b) The standards under Subsection (8)(a) shall require that the system:
             149          (i) not impede the safe operation of the motor vehicle;
             150          (ii) have features that make circumventing difficult and that do not interfere with the
             151      normal use of the motor vehicle;
             152          (iii) require a deep lung breath sample as a measure of breath alcohol concentration;
             153          (iv) prevent the motor vehicle from being started if the driver's breath alcohol
             154      concentration exceeds a specified level;
             155          (v) work accurately and reliably in an unsupervised environment;
             156          (vi) resist tampering and give evidence if tampering is attempted;
             157          (vii) operate reliably over the range of motor vehicle environments; and
             158          (viii) be manufactured by a party who will provide liability insurance.
             159          (c) The commissioner may adopt in whole or in part, the guidelines, rules, studies, or
             160      independent laboratory tests relied upon in certification of ignition interlock systems by other
             161      states.
             162          (d) A list of certified systems shall be published by the commissioner and the cost of
             163      certification shall be borne by the manufacturers or dealers of ignition interlock systems
             164      seeking to sell, offer for sale, or lease the systems.
             165          (e) (i) In accordance with Section 63J-1-504 , the commissioner may establish an
             166      annual dollar assessment against the manufacturers of ignition interlock systems distributed in
             167      the state for the costs incurred in certifying.
             168          (ii) The assessment under Subsection (8)(e)(i) shall be apportioned among the
             169      manufacturers on a fair and reasonable basis.


             170          (f) The commissioner shall require a provider of an ignition interlock system certified
             171      in accordance with this section to comply with the requirements of Title 53, Chapter 3, Part 10,
             172      Ignition Interlock System Program Act.
             173          (9) There shall be no liability on the part of, and no cause of action of any nature shall
             174      arise against, the state or its employees in connection with the installation, use, operation,
             175      maintenance, or supervision of an interlock ignition system as required under this section.
             176          Section 2. Section 53-3-1001 is enacted to read:
             177     
Part 10. Ignition Interlock System Program Act

             178          53-3-1001. Title.
             179          This part is known as the "Ignition Interlock System Program Act."
             180          Section 3. Section 53-3-1002 is enacted to read:
             181          53-3-1002. Definitions.
             182          As used in this part:
             183          (1) "Ignition interlock system" has the same meaning as defined in Section
             184      41-6a-518.2 .
             185          (2) "Ignition interlock system provider" means an individual who:
             186          (a) is acting on behalf of a business enterprise conducted by a person, association,
             187      partnership, or corporation for the purpose of installation and maintenance of an ignition
             188      interlock system;
             189          (b) is certified as an installer;
             190          (c) has met the requirements for ignition interlock system provider status as established
             191      by the division;
             192          (d) is authorized or certified to operate or manage an ignition interlock system
             193      business;
             194          (e) may supervise the work of another installer; and
             195          (f) charges a fee for the services described under this Subsection (2).
             196          (3) "Installer" means a person, whether acting as an ignition interlock system provider
             197      or for an ignition interlock system provider for compensation, who is certified by the division


             198      to install ignition interlock systems.
             199          (4) "Interlock restricted driver" has the same meaning as defined in Section
             200      41-6a-518.2 .
             201          (5) "Provider" means an ignition interlock system provider.
             202          Section 4. Section 53-3-1003 is enacted to read:
             203          53-3-1003. Licenses required -- Inspections.
             204          (1) An ignition interlock system provider may be certified to facilitate installation of
             205      ignition interlock systems only if the provider applies for and obtains a license from the
             206      division.
             207          (2) A person may act as an ignition interlock system installer only if the person applies
             208      for and obtains a license from the division.
             209          (3) The division shall inspect the provider facilities and equipment of applicants and
             210      licensees and examine applicants for provider licenses and installer licenses.
             211          (4) The division shall administer and enforce this part.
             212          Section 5. Section 53-3-1004 is enacted to read:
             213          53-3-1004. Ignition interlock system provider license -- Contents of rules.
             214          In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             215      commissioner shall make rules regarding the requirements for:
             216          (1) an ignition interlock system provider license, including requirements concerning:
             217          (a) locations;
             218          (b) equipment;
             219          (c) installers;
             220          (d) previous records of the provider and installers;
             221          (e) financial statements;
             222          (f) schedule of fees and charges;
             223          (g) character and reputation of the providers and installers;
             224          (h) insurance as the commissioner determines necessary to protect the interests of the
             225      public; and


             226          (i) other provisions the commissioner may prescribe for the protection of the public;
             227          (2) an installer's license, including requirements concerning:
             228          (a) moral character;
             229          (b) knowledge of the procedures for installation of an ignition interlock system; and
             230          (c) other provisions the commissioner may prescribe for the protection of the public;
             231      and
             232          (3) applications for licenses.
             233          Section 6. Section 53-3-1005 is enacted to read:
             234          53-3-1005. License expiration and renewal -- Fee required -- Disposition of
             235      revenue.
             236          (1) (a) All ignition interlock system provider licenses and installer licenses:
             237          (i) expire one year from the date of issuance; and
             238          (ii) may be renewed upon application to the commissioner as prescribed by rule.
             239          (b) Each application for an original or renewal provider license or installer license shall
             240      be accompanied by a fee determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504 .
             241          (c) A license fee may not be refunded if the license is rejected, suspended, or revoked.
             242          (2) The license fees collected under this part shall be placed in the Department of
             243      Public Safety Restricted Account.
             244          Section 7. Section 53-3-1006 is enacted to read:
             245          53-3-1006. Licenses -- Cancellation, revocation, or refusal to issue or renew --
             246      Ineligibility for license.
             247          (1) The department may cancel, revoke, or refuse to issue or renew an ignition
             248      interlock system provider or installer license if it finds that the licensee or applicant has not
             249      complied with or has violated this part or any rule made by the division.
             250          (2) A licensee:
             251          (a) shall return a canceled or revoked license to the division; and
             252          (b) is not eligible to apply for a license under this part until six months have elapsed
             253      since the date of a cancellation or revocation under this section.


             254          Section 8. Section 53-3-1007 is enacted to read:
             255          53-3-1007. Ignition interlock system provider -- Notification to the division upon
             256      installation or removal of an ignition interlock system -- License suspension or revocation
             257      for failure to install or remove.
             258          (1) An ignition interlock system provider who installs an ignition interlock system on a
             259      person's vehicle shall:
             260          (a) provide proof of installation to the person; and
             261          (b) electronically notify the division of installation of an ignition interlock system on
             262      the person's vehicle.
             263          (2) A provider shall electronically notify the division if a person has removed an
             264      ignition interlock system from the person's vehicle.
             265          (3) If an individual is an interlock restricted driver, the division shall:
             266          (a) suspend the person's driving privilege for the duration of the restriction period as
             267      defined in Section 41-6a-518.2 ;
             268          (b) notify the person of the suspension period in place and the requirements for
             269      reinstatement of the driving privilege with respect to the ignition interlock restriction
             270      suspension; and
             271          (c) clear the suspension upon:
             272          (i) receipt of payment of the fee or fees specified in Section 53-3-105 ; and
             273          (ii) (A) receipt of electronic notification from an ignition interlock system provider
             274      showing proof of the installation of an ignition interlock system on the person's vehicle; or
             275          (B) electronically verifying that the person does not have a vehicle registered in the
             276      person's name.
             277          (4) By following the emergency procedures in Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative
             278      Procedures Act, the division shall suspend the license of any person without hearing and
             279      without receiving a record of the person's conviction of crime seven days after receiving
             280      electronic notification from a provider that a person has removed an ignition interlock system
             281      from the person's vehicle if the person is an interlock restricted driver until:


             282          (a) the division:
             283          (i) receives payment of the fee or fees specified in Section 53-3-105 ; and
             284          (ii) (A) receives electronic notification from an ignition interlock system provider
             285      showing new proof of the installation of an ignition interlock system; or
             286          (B) electronically verifies that the person does not have a vehicle registered in the
             287      person's name; or
             288          (b) the person's interlock restricted period has expired.
             289          (5) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             290      division shall make rules establishing:
             291          (a) procedures for certification and regulation of ignition interlock system providers;
             292          (b) acceptable documentation for proof of the installation of an ignition interlock
             293      device;
             294          (c) procedures for an ignition interlock system provider to electronically notify the
             295      division; and
             296          (d) policies and procedures for the administration of the ignition interlock system
             297      program created under this section.
             298          Section 9. Section 53-3-1008 is enacted to read:
             299          53-3-1008. Violations -- Penalties.
             300          A violation of the requirement under this part to be licensed as an ignition interlock
             301      system provider or installer is a class C misdemeanor.
             302          Section 10. Effective date.
             303          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2012.


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