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This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 2:36 PM by jeyring. -->              1     

MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSION AMENDMENTS

             2     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Edward H. Redd

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Senate Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Motor Vehicles Code by amending provisions relating to motor
             10      vehicle emissions inspections.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    amends the date that notice is required and the date the enactment, change, or repeal
             14      will take effect if a county legislative body enacts, changes, or repeals the local
             15      emissions compliance fee;
             16          .    provides that for a county required to implement a new vehicle emissions inspection
             17      and maintenance program, but for which no current federally approved state
             18      implementation plan exists, a vehicle shall be tested at a frequency determined by
             19      the county legislative body, in consultation with the Air Quality Board, that is
             20      necessary to comply with federal law or attain or maintain any national ambient air
             21      quality standard; and
             22          .    establishes procedures and notice requirements for a county legislative body to
             23      establish or change the frequency of a vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance
             24      program.
             25      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             26          None
             27      Other Special Clauses:


             28          This bill provides an effective date.
             29      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             30      AMENDS:
             31          41-1a-1223 (Superseded 07/01/13), as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 295
             32          41-1a-1223 (Effective 07/01/13), as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 397
             33          41-6a-1642, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 64
             34     
             35      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             36          Section 1. Section 41-1a-1223 (Superseded 07/01/13) is amended to read:
             37           41-1a-1223 (Superseded 07/01/13). Local emissions compliance fee -- Exemptions
             38      -- Transfer -- County ordinance -- Notice.
             39          (1) (a) (i) A county legislative body of a county that is required to utilize a motor
             40      vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program or in which an emissions inspection
             41      and maintenance program is necessary to attain or maintain any national ambient air quality
             42      standard in accordance with Section 41-6a-1642 may impose a local emissions compliance fee
             43      of up to $3 on each motor vehicle registration within the county.
             44          (ii) A fee imposed under Subsection (1)(a)(i) shall be set in whole dollar increments.
             45          (b) If imposed under Subsection (1)(a), at the time application is made for registration
             46      or renewal of registration of a motor vehicle under this chapter, the applicant shall pay the local
             47      emissions compliance fee established by the county legislative body.
             48          (c) The following are exempt from the fee required under Subsection (1)(a):
             49          (i) a motor vehicle that is exempt from the registration fee under Section 41-1a-1209 or
             50      Subsection 41-1a-419 (3); and
             51          (ii) a commercial vehicle with an apportioned registration under Section 41-1a-301 .
             52          (2) The revenue generated from the fees collected under this section shall be
             53      transferred to the county that imposed the fee.
             54          (3) To impose or change the amount of a fee under this section, the county legislative
             55      body shall pass an ordinance:
             56          (a) approving the fee;
             57          (b) setting the amount of the fee; and
             58          (c) providing an effective date for the fee as provided in Subsection (4).


             59          (4) (a) If a county legislative body enacts, changes, or repeals a fee under this section,
             60      the enactment, change, or repeal shall take effect on [July] January 1 if the commission
             61      receives notice meeting the requirements of Subsection (4)(b) from the county prior to [April]
             62      October 1.
             63          (b) The notice described in Subsection (4)(a) shall:
             64          (i) state that the county will enact, change, or repeal a fee under this section;
             65          (ii) include a copy of the ordinance imposing the fee; and
             66          (iii) if the county enacts or changes the fee under this section, state the amount of the
             67      fee.
             68          Section 2. Section 41-1a-1223 (Effective 07/01/13) is amended to read:
             69           41-1a-1223 (Effective 07/01/13). Local emissions compliance fee -- Exemptions --
             70      Transfer -- County ordinance -- Notice.
             71          (1) (a) (i) A county legislative body of a county that is required to utilize a motor
             72      vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program or in which an emissions inspection
             73      and maintenance program is necessary to attain or maintain any national ambient air quality
             74      standard in accordance with Section 41-6a-1642 may impose a local emissions compliance fee
             75      of up to:
             76          (A) $3 on each motor vehicle registration within the county for a motor vehicle
             77      registration under Section 41-1a-215 ; or
             78          (B) $2.25 on each motor vehicle registration within the county for a six-month
             79      registration period under Section 41-1a-215.5 .
             80          (ii) A fee imposed under Subsection (1)(a)(i) shall be set in whole dollar increments.
             81          (b) If imposed under Subsection (1)(a)(i), at the time application is made for
             82      registration or renewal of registration of a motor vehicle under this chapter, the applicant shall
             83      pay the local emissions compliance fee established by the county legislative body.
             84          (c) The following are exempt from the fee required under Subsection (1)(a)(i):
             85          (i) a motor vehicle that is exempt from the registration fee under Section 41-1a-1209 or
             86      Subsection 41-1a-419 (3); and
             87          (ii) a commercial vehicle with an apportioned registration under Section 41-1a-301 .
             88          (2) The revenue generated from the fees collected under this section shall be
             89      transferred to the county that imposed the fee.


             90          (3) To impose or change the amount of a fee under this section, the county legislative
             91      body shall pass an ordinance:
             92          (a) approving the fee;
             93          (b) setting the amount of the fee; and
             94          (c) providing an effective date for the fee as provided in Subsection (4).
             95          (4) (a) If a county legislative body enacts, changes, or repeals a fee under this section,
             96      the enactment, change, or repeal shall take effect on [July] January 1 if the commission
             97      receives notice meeting the requirements of Subsection (4)(b) from the county prior to [April]
             98      October 1.
             99          (b) The notice described in Subsection (4)(a) shall:
             100          (i) state that the county will enact, change, or repeal a fee under this section;
             101          (ii) include a copy of the ordinance imposing the fee; and
             102          (iii) if the county enacts or changes the fee under this section, state the amount of the
             103      fee.
             104          Section 3. Section 41-6a-1642 is amended to read:
             105           41-6a-1642. Emissions inspection -- County program.
             106          (1) The legislative body of each county required under federal law to utilize a motor
             107      vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program or in which an emissions inspection
             108      and maintenance program is necessary to attain or maintain any national ambient air quality
             109      standard shall require:
             110          (a) a certificate of emissions inspection, a waiver, or other evidence the motor vehicle
             111      is exempt from emissions inspection and maintenance program requirements be presented:
             112          (i) as a condition of registration or renewal of registration; and
             113          (ii) at other times as the county legislative body may require to enforce inspection
             114      requirements for individual motor vehicles, except that the county legislative body may not
             115      routinely require a certificate of emission inspection, or waiver of the certificate, more often
             116      than required under Subsection (6); and
             117          (b) compliance with this section for a motor vehicle registered or principally operated
             118      in the county and owned by or being used by a department, division, instrumentality, agency, or
             119      employee of:
             120          (i) the federal government;


             121          (ii) the state and any of its agencies; or
             122          (iii) a political subdivision of the state, including school districts.
             123          (2) (a) The legislative body of a county identified in Subsection (1), in consultation
             124      with the Air Quality Board created under Section 19-1-106 , shall make regulations or
             125      ordinances regarding:
             126          (i) emissions standards;
             127          (ii) test procedures;
             128          (iii) inspections stations;
             129          (iv) repair requirements and dollar limits for correction of deficiencies; and
             130          (v) certificates of emissions inspections.
             131          (b) The regulations or ordinances shall:
             132          (i) be made to attain or maintain ambient air quality standards in the county, consistent
             133      with the state implementation plan and federal requirements;
             134          (ii) may allow for a phase-in of the program by geographical area; and
             135          (iii) be compliant with the analyzer design and certification requirements contained in
             136      the state implementation plan prepared under Title 19, Chapter 2, Air Conservation Act.
             137          (c) The county legislative body and the Air Quality Board shall give preference to an
             138      inspection and maintenance program that is:
             139          (i) decentralized, to the extent the decentralized program will attain and maintain
             140      ambient air quality standards and meet federal requirements;
             141          (ii) the most cost effective means to achieve and maintain the maximum benefit with
             142      regard to ambient air quality standards and to meet federal air quality requirements as related to
             143      vehicle emissions; and
             144          (iii) providing a reasonable phase-out period for replacement of air pollution emission
             145      testing equipment made obsolete by the program.
             146          (d) The provisions of Subsection (2)(c)(iii) apply only to the extent the phase-out:
             147          (i) may be accomplished in accordance with applicable federal requirements; and
             148          (ii) does not otherwise interfere with the attainment and maintenance of ambient air
             149      quality standards.
             150          (3) The following vehicles are exempt from the provisions of this section:
             151          (a) an implement of husbandry;


             152          (b) a motor vehicle that:
             153          (i) meets the definition of a farm truck under Section 41-1a-102 ; and
             154          (ii) has a gross vehicle weight rating of 12,001 pounds or more;
             155          (c) a vintage vehicle as defined in Section 41-21-1 ;
             156          (d) a custom vehicle as defined in Section 41-6a-1507 ; and
             157          (e) to the extent allowed under the current federally approved state implementation
             158      plan, in accordance with the federal Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 7401, et seq., a motor
             159      vehicle that is less than two years old on January 1 based on the age of the vehicle as
             160      determined by the model year identified by the manufacturer.
             161          (4) (a) The legislative body of a county identified in Subsection (1) shall exempt a
             162      pickup truck, as defined in Section 41-1a-102 , with a gross vehicle weight of 12,000 pounds or
             163      less from the emission inspection requirements of this section, if the registered owner of the
             164      pickup truck provides a signed statement to the legislative body stating the truck is used:
             165          (i) by the owner or operator of a farm located on property that qualifies as land in
             166      agricultural use under Sections 59-2-502 and 59-2-503 ; and
             167          (ii) exclusively for the following purposes in operating the farm:
             168          (A) for the transportation of farm products, including livestock and its products,
             169      poultry and its products, floricultural and horticultural products; and
             170          (B) in the transportation of farm supplies, including tile, fence, and every other thing or
             171      commodity used in agricultural, floricultural, horticultural, livestock, and poultry production
             172      and maintenance.
             173          (b) The county shall provide to the registered owner who signs and submits a signed
             174      statement under this section a certificate of exemption from emission inspection requirements
             175      for purposes of registering the exempt vehicle.
             176          (5) (a) Subject to Subsection (5)(c), the legislative body of each county required under
             177      federal law to utilize a motor vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program or in
             178      which an emissions inspection and maintenance program is necessary to attain or maintain any
             179      national ambient air quality standard may require each college or university located in a county
             180      subject to this section to require its students and employees who park a motor vehicle not
             181      registered in a county subject to this section to provide proof of compliance with an emissions
             182      inspection accepted by the county legislative body if the motor vehicle is parked on the college


             183      or university campus or property.
             184          (b) College or university parking areas that are metered or for which payment is
             185      required per use are not subject to the requirements of this Subsection (5).
             186          (c) The legislative body of a county shall make the reasons for implementing the
             187      provisions of this Subsection (5) part of the record at the time that the county legislative body
             188      takes its official action to implement the provisions of this Subsection (5).
             189          (6) (a) An emissions inspection station shall issue a certificate of emissions inspection
             190      for each motor vehicle that meets the inspection and maintenance program requirements
             191      established in rules made under Subsection (2).
             192          (b) The frequency of the emissions inspection shall be determined based on the age of
             193      the vehicle as determined by model year and shall be required annually subject to the
             194      provisions of Subsection (6)(c).
             195          (c) (i) To the extent allowed under the current federally approved state implementation
             196      plan, in accordance with the federal Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 7401 et seq., the legislative
             197      body of a county identified in Subsection (1) shall only require the emissions inspection every
             198      two years for each vehicle.
             199          (ii) The provisions of Subsection (6)(c)(i) apply only to a vehicle that is less than six
             200      years old on January 1.
             201          (iii) For a county required to implement a new vehicle emissions inspection and
             202      maintenance program on or after December 1, 2012, under Subsection (1), but for which no
             203      current federally approved state implementation plan exists, a vehicle shall be tested at a
             204      frequency determined by the county legislative body, in consultation with the Air Quality
             205      Board created under Section 19-1-106 , that is necessary to comply with federal law or attain or
             206      maintain any national ambient air quality standard.
             207          (iv) If a county legislative body establishes or changes the frequency of a vehicle
             208      emissions inspection and maintenance program under Section (5)(c)(iii), the establishment or
             209      change shall take effect on January 1 if the Tax Commission receives notice meeting the
             210      requirements of Subsection (5)(c)(v) from the county prior to October 1.
             211          (v) The notice described in Subsection (5)(c)(iv) shall:
             212          (A) state that the county will establish or change the frequency of the vehicle emissions
             213      inspection and maintenance program under this section;


             214          (B) include a copy of the ordinance establishing or changing the frequency; and
             215          (C) if the county establishes or changes the frequency under this section, state how
             216      frequent the emissions H. testing .H will be required.
             217          (d) If an emissions inspection is only required every two years for a vehicle under
             218      Subsection (6)(c), the inspection shall be required for the vehicle in:
             219          (i) odd-numbered years for vehicles with odd-numbered model years; or
             220          (ii) in even-numbered years for vehicles with even-numbered model years.
             221          (7) The emissions inspection shall be required within the same time limit applicable to
             222      a safety inspection under Section 41-1a-205 .
             223          (8) (a) A county identified in Subsection (1) shall collect information about and
             224      monitor the program.
             225          (b) A county identified in Subsection (1) shall supply this information to an appropriate
             226      legislative committee, as designated by the Legislative Management Committee, at times
             227      determined by the designated committee to identify program needs, including funding needs.
             228          (9) If approved by the county legislative body, a county that had an established
             229      emissions inspection fee as of January 1, 2002, may increase the established fee that an
             230      emissions inspection station may charge by $2.50 for each year that is exempted from
             231      emissions inspections under Subsection (6)(c) up to a $7.50 increase.
             232          (10) (a) A county identified in Subsection (1) may impose a local emissions
             233      compliance fee on each motor vehicle registration within the county in accordance with the
             234      procedures and requirements of Section 41-1a-1223 .
             235          (b) A county that imposes a local emissions compliance fee shall use revenues
             236      generated from the fee for the establishment and enforcement of an emissions inspection and
             237      maintenance program in accordance with the requirements of this section.
             238          Section 4. Effective date.
             239          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), if approved by two-thirds of all the members
             240      elected to each house, this bill takes effect upon approval by the governor, or the day following
             241      the constitutional time limit of Utah Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's
             242      signature, or in the case of a veto, the date of veto override.
             243          (2) The actions affecting Section 41-1a-1223 (Effective 07/01/13) take effect on July 1,
             244      2013.






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