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H.B. 93

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TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS AMENDMENTS

             2     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Jeremy A. Peterson

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Senate Sponsor: John L. Valentine

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Traffic Code by amending provisions relating to issuing a citation
             10      for certain traffic violations.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines serious bodily injury;
             14          .    provides that a peace officer may not issue a citation for certain moving traffic
             15      violations if:
             16              .    the moving traffic violation resulted in an accident; and
             17              . H. [     another peace officer was involved in the accident or ] .H any person
             17a      involved in the
             18      accident sustained serious bodily injury or death as a proximate result of the
             19      accident;
             20          .    requires a peace officer who does not issue a citation to forward the peace officer's
             21      accident report to the prosecuting attorney for screening; H. [ and ]
             21a          . provides that the failure of a peace officer to comply with the requirements does not
             21b      create a private right of action; and .H
             22          .    makes technical corrections.
             23      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             24          None
             25      Other Special Clauses:
             26          None
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected:


             28      AMENDS:
             29          41-6a-202, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 2
             30     
             31      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             32          Section 1. Section 41-6a-202 is amended to read:
             33           41-6a-202. Violations of chapter -- Penalties.
             34          (1) As used in this section, "serious bodily injury" is as defined in Section 41-6a-401.3 .
             35          [(1)] (2) A violation of any provision of this chapter is a class C misdemeanor, unless
             36      otherwise provided.
             37          [(2)] (3) A violation of any provision of Parts 2, 11, 17, and 18 of this chapter is an
             38      infraction, unless otherwise provided.
             39          (4) (a) A peace officer may not issue a citation for a moving traffic violation
             39a      H. at the traffic collision scene .H under this
             40      chapter if:
             41          (i) the moving traffic violation resulted in an accident; and
             42          (ii) H. [ (A) ] .H any person involved in the accident sustained serious bodily injury
             42a      or death as a
             43      proximate result of the accident H. [ ; or
             44          (B) another peace officer was involved in the accident.
] . .H

             45          (b) A peace officer that does not issue a citation as required under this Subsection (4)
             46      shall forward the peace officer's accident report to the prosecuting attorney for screening in
             47      accordance with Title 77, Chapter 2, Prosecution, Screening, and Diversion.
             47a      H. (c) The failure of a peace officer to comply with the requirements of this Subsection (4)
             47b      does not create a private right of action. .H




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