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DRIVER LICENSE EMERGENCY CONTACT DATABASE

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2012 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Marie H. Poulson

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Senate Sponsor: Karen W. Morgan

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      Committee Note:
             9          The Transportation Interim Committee recommended this bill.
             10      General Description:
             11          This bill modifies the Uniform Driver License Act by creating an emergency contact
             12      database for driver license and identification card holders.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This bill:
             15          .    requires the Driver License Division to create an emergency contact database for
             16      license certificate and identification card holders;
             17          .    provides that a law enforcement officer may share information contained in the
             18      emergency contact database with other public safety workers on the scene of a
             19      motor vehicle accident or other emergency situation;
             20          .    provides that a person holding a license certificate or identification card may
             21      provide the Driver License Division the names, addresses, and telephone numbers
             22      of no more than two emergency contact persons;
             23          .    requires the Driver License Division to make rules establishing the procedures to
             24      implement the emergency contact database;
             25          .    provides that if a person is involved in a motor vehicle accident or other emergency
             26      situation and is unable to communicate with the contact person or persons specified
             27      in the database, a law enforcement officer shall make a good faith effort to notify


             28      the contact person or persons of the situation; and
             29          .    specifies that the Driver License Division, a law enforcement officer, or a law
             30      enforcement agency that employs a law enforcement officer does not incur liability
             31      in connection with the use of the emergency contact database in certain
             32      circumstances.
             33      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             34          None
             35      Other Special Clauses:
             36          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2012.
             37      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             38      ENACTS:
             39          53-3-205.6, Utah Code Annotated 1953
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             41      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             42          Section 1. Section 53-3-205.6 is enacted to read:
             43          53-3-205.6. Emergency contact database.
             44          (1) (a) The division shall establish a database of the emergency contacts of a person
             45      who holds a license certificate, learner permit, identification card, or any other type license or
             46      permit issued under this chapter.
             47          (b) Information in the database created under this section may only be accessed by:
             48          (i) employees of the division;
             49          (ii) law enforcement officers employed by a law enforcement agency; and
             50          (iii) employees or authorized agents of a law enforcement agency.
             51          (c) A law enforcement officer may share information contained in the emergency
             52      contact database with other public safety workers on the scene of a motor vehicle accident or
             53      other emergency situation, as needed to conduct official law enforcement duties.
             54          (2) A person holding a license certificate, learner permit, identification card, or any
             55      other type of license or permit issued under this chapter may provide the division, in a manner
             56      specified by the division, the name, address, telephone number, and relationship to the holder
             57      of no more than two emergency contact persons whom the holder wishes to be contacted by a
             58      law enforcement officer if the holder:


             59          (a) is involved in a motor vehicle accident or other emergency situation; and
             60          (b) is unable to communicate with the contact person or persons.
             61          (3) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             62      division shall make rules establishing the procedures to implement this section including:
             63          (a) specifying the method for a license certificate, instruction permit, or identification
             64      card holder to provide the division with emergency contact information;
             65          (b) specifying the method for a license certificate, learner permit, or identification card
             66      holder to change the emergency contact information; and
             67          (c) other rules required for the implementation of the database or its operation that the
             68      division determines necessary to implement the provisions of this section.
             69          (4) (a) If a person involved in a motor vehicle accident or other emergency situation is
             70      unable to communicate with the contact person or persons specified in the database, a law
             71      enforcement officer shall make a good faith effort to notify the contact person or persons of the
             72      situation.
             73          (b) A law enforcement officer or a law enforcement agency that employs a law
             74      enforcement officer may not incur any liability if the law enforcement officer is not able to
             75      make contact with a designated emergency contact person.
             76          (c) Except for willful or wanton misconduct, a law enforcement officer or a law
             77      enforcement agency that employs a law enforcement officer may not incur any liability relating
             78      to the reporting or use of the database during a motor vehicle accident or other emergency
             79      situation.
             80          (5) The division is not liable for any damages, costs, or expenses arising or resulting
             81      from any inaccurate or incomplete data or system unavailability.
             82          Section 2. Effective date.
             83          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2012.




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