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S.B. 19

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COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE AMENDMENTS

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2013 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Kevin T. Van Tassell

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House Sponsor: Stephen G. Handy

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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 amending provisions relating to
             12      commercial driver licenses.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This bill:
             15          .    provides that the Driver License Division may deny a person's class A, B, C, or D
             16      commercial driver license if the person fails to comply with the requirement to have
             17      a K restriction removed from the person's license;
             18          .    amends the definition of serious traffic violation for purposes of suspending a
             19      commercial driver license to include using a handheld wireless communication
             20      device while operating a commercial motor vehicle;
             21          .    amends the endorsements and restrictions that apply to a commercial driver license;
             22          .    specifies the classifications, endorsements, and restrictions that apply to a
             23      commercial driver instruction permit;
             24          .    requires the Driver License Division to license commercial driver license third party
             25      testers or commercial driver license third party examiners to be eligible to
             26      administer the commercial driver license skills tests;
             27          .    requires an applicant for a commercial driver license third party tester or third party


             28      examiner license to submit fingerprints at the time the license application is filed and consent
             29      to a fingerprint background check by the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification and the
             30      Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the application;
             31          .    requires the Driver License Division to:
             32              .    impose the fees that the Bureau of Criminal Identification is authorized to
             33      collect for certain services; and
             34              .    remit the fees collected to the Bureau of Criminal Identification;
             35          .    requires the Driver License Division to make rules establishing:
             36              .    minimum standards and application procedures for a commercial driver license
             37      third party tester or third party examiner license;
             38              .    minimum standards for the commercial driver license skills test; and
             39              .    procedures to enable a licensed commercial driver license third party tester or
             40      commercial driver license third party examiner to administer a commercial
             41      driver license skills test for an applicant to receive a commercial driver license;
             42          .    amends the commercial driver license medical certification status requirements; and
             43          .    makes technical changes.
             44      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             45          None
             46      Other Special Clauses:
             47          None
             48      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             49      AMENDS:
             50          53-3-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 152
             51          53-3-221, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapters 190 and 351
             52          53-3-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 190
             53          53-3-407, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 176 and 351
             54          53-3-410.1, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 190
             55          53-3-412, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 190
             56          53-3-414, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 190
             57      ENACTS:
             58          53-3-407.1, Utah Code Annotated 1953


             59     
             60      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             61          Section 1. Section 53-3-104 is amended to read:
             62           53-3-104. Division duties.
             63          The division shall:
             64          (1) in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
             65      make rules:
             66          (a) for examining applicants for a license, as necessary for the safety and welfare of the
             67      traveling public;
             68          (b) for acceptable documentation of an applicant's identity, Social Security number,
             69      Utah resident status, Utah residence address, proof of legal presence, proof of citizenship in the
             70      United States, honorable discharge from the United States military, and other proof or
             71      documentation required under this chapter;
             72          (c) regarding the restrictions to be imposed on a person driving a motor vehicle with a
             73      temporary learner permit or learner permit;
             74          (d) for exemptions from licensing requirements as authorized in this chapter; and
             75          (e) establishing procedures for the storage and maintenance of applicant information
             76      provided in accordance with Section 53-3-205 , 53-3-410 , or 53-3-804 ;
             77          (2) examine each applicant according to the class of license applied for;
             78          (3) license motor vehicle drivers;
             79          (4) file every application for a license received by it and shall maintain indices
             80      containing:
             81          (a) all applications denied and the reason each was denied;
             82          (b) all applications granted; and
             83          (c) the name of every licensee whose license has been suspended, disqualified, or
             84      revoked by the division and the reasons for the action;
             85          (5) suspend, revoke, disqualify, cancel, or deny any license issued in accordance with
             86      this chapter;
             87          (6) file all accident reports and abstracts of court records of convictions received by it
             88      under state law;
             89          (7) maintain a record of each licensee showing the licensee's convictions and the traffic


             90      accidents in which the licensee has been involved where a conviction has resulted;
             91          (8) consider the record of a licensee upon an application for renewal of a license and at
             92      other appropriate times;
             93          (9) search the license files, compile, and furnish a report on the driving record of any
             94      person licensed in the state in accordance with Section 53-3-109 ;
             95          (10) develop and implement a record system as required by Section 41-6a-604 ;
             96          (11) in accordance with Section 53A-13-208 , establish:
             97          (a) procedures and standards to certify teachers of driver education classes to
             98      administer knowledge and skills tests;
             99          (b) minimal standards for the tests; and
             100          (c) procedures to enable school districts to administer or process any tests for students
             101      to receive a class D operator's license;
             102          (12) in accordance with Section 53-3-510 , establish:
             103          (a) procedures and standards to certify licensed instructors of commercial driver
             104      training school courses to administer the skills test;
             105          (b) minimal standards for the test; and
             106          (c) procedures to enable licensed commercial driver training schools to administer or
             107      process skills tests for students to receive a class D operator's license;
             108          (13) provide administrative support to the Driver License Medical Advisory Board
             109      created in Section 53-3-303 ; [and]
             110          (14) upon request by the lieutenant governor, provide the lieutenant governor with a
             111      digital copy of the driver license or identification card signature of a person who is an applicant
             112      for voter registration under Section 20A-2-206 [.]; and
             113          (15) in accordance with Section 53-3-407.1 , establish:
             114          (a) procedures and standards to license a commercial driver license third party tester or
             115      commercial driver license third party examiner to administer the commercial driver license
             116      skills tests;
             117          (b) minimum standards for the commercial driver license skills test; and
             118          (c) procedures to enable a licensed commercial driver license third party tester or
             119      commercial driver license third party examiner to administer a commercial driver license skills
             120      test for an applicant to receive a commercial driver license.


             121          Section 2. Section 53-3-221 is amended to read:
             122           53-3-221. Offenses which may result in denial, suspension, disqualification, or
             123      revocation of license without hearing -- Additional grounds for suspension -- Point system
             124      for traffic violations -- Notice and hearing -- Reporting of traffic violation procedures.
             125          (1) By following the emergency procedures in Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative
             126      Procedures Act, the division may immediately deny, suspend, disqualify, or revoke the license
             127      of any person without hearing and without receiving a record of the person's conviction of
             128      crime when the division has been notified or has reason to believe the person:
             129          (a) has committed any offenses for which mandatory suspension or revocation of a
             130      license is required upon conviction under Section 53-3-220 ;
             131          (b) has, by reckless or unlawful driving of a motor vehicle, caused or contributed to an
             132      accident resulting in death or injury to any other person, or serious property damage;
             133          (c) is incompetent to drive a motor vehicle or is afflicted with mental or physical
             134      infirmities or disabilities rendering it unsafe for the person to drive a motor vehicle upon the
             135      highways;
             136          (d) has committed a serious violation of the motor vehicle laws of this state;
             137          (e) has knowingly [acquired, used, displayed, or transferred an item that purports to be
             138      an authentic driver license certificate issued by a governmental entity if the item is not an
             139      authentic driver license certificate or has permitted an unlawful use of the license as prohibited
             140      under] committed a violation of Section 53-3-229 ; or
             141          (f) has been convicted of serious offenses against traffic laws governing the movement
             142      of motor vehicles with a frequency that indicates a disrespect for traffic laws and a disregard
             143      for the safety of other persons on the highways.
             144          (2) (a) The division may suspend the license of a person under Subsection (1) when the
             145      person has failed to comply with the terms stated on a traffic citation issued in this state, except
             146      this Subsection (2) does not apply to highway weight limit violations or violations of law
             147      governing the transportation of hazardous materials.
             148          (b) This Subsection (2) applies to parking and standing violations only if a court has
             149      issued a warrant for the arrest of a person for failure to post bail, appear, or otherwise satisfy
             150      the terms of the citation.
             151          (c) (i) This Subsection (2) may not be exercised unless notice of the pending


             152      suspension of the driving privilege has been sent at least 10 days previously to the person at the
             153      address provided to the division.
             154          (ii) After clearance by the division, a report authorized by Section 53-3-104 may not
             155      contain any evidence of a suspension that occurred as a result of failure to comply with the
             156      terms stated on a traffic citation.
             157          (3) (a) The division may suspend the license of a person under Subsection (1) when the
             158      division has been notified by a court that the person has an outstanding unpaid fine, an
             159      outstanding incomplete restitution requirement, or an outstanding warrant levied by order of a
             160      court.
             161          (b) The suspension remains in effect until the division is notified by the court that the
             162      order has been satisfied.
             163          (c) After clearance by the division, a report authorized by Section 53-3-104 may not
             164      contain any evidence of the suspension.
             165          (4) (a) The division shall make rules establishing a point system as provided for in this
             166      Subsection (4).
             167          (b) (i) The division shall assign a number of points to each type of moving traffic
             168      violation as a measure of its seriousness.
             169          (ii) The points shall be based upon actual relationships between types of traffic
             170      violations and motor vehicle traffic accidents.
             171          (iii) Except as provided in Subsection (4)(b)(iv), the division may not assess points
             172      against a person's driving record for a conviction of a traffic violation:
             173          (A) that occurred in another state; and
             174          (B) that was committed on or after July 1, 2011.
             175          (iv) The provisions of Subsection (4)(b)(iii) do not apply to:
             176          (A) a reckless or impaired driving violation or a speeding violation for exceeding the
             177      posted speed limit by 21 or more miles per hour; or
             178          (B) an offense committed in another state which, if committed within Utah, would
             179      result in the mandatory suspension or revocation of a license upon conviction under Section
             180      53-3-220 .
             181          (c) Every person convicted of a traffic violation shall have assessed against the person's
             182      driving record the number of points that the division has assigned to the type of violation of


             183      which the person has been convicted, except that the number of points assessed shall be
             184      decreased by 10% if on the abstract of the court record of the conviction the court has graded
             185      the severity of violation as minimum, and shall be increased by 10% if on the abstract the court
             186      has graded the severity of violation as maximum.
             187          (d) (i) A separate procedure for assessing points for speeding offenses shall be
             188      established by the division based upon the severity of the offense.
             189          (ii) The severity of a speeding violation shall be graded as:
             190          (A) "minimum" for exceeding the posted speed limit by up to 10 miles per hour;
             191          (B) "intermediate" for exceeding the posted speed limit by from 11 to 20 miles per
             192      hour; and
             193          (C) "maximum" for exceeding the posted speed limit by 21 or more miles per hour.
             194          (iii) Consideration shall be made for assessment of no points on minimum speeding
             195      violations, except for speeding violations in school zones.
             196          (e) (i) Points assessed against a person's driving record shall be deleted for violations
             197      occurring before a time limit set by the division.
             198          (ii) The time limit may not exceed three years.
             199          (iii) The division may also delete points to reward violation-free driving for periods of
             200      time set by the division.
             201          (f) (i) By publication in two newspapers having general circulation throughout the
             202      state, the division shall give notice of the number of points it has assigned to each type of
             203      traffic violation, the time limit set by the division for the deletion of points, and the point level
             204      at which the division will generally take action to deny or suspend under this section.
             205          (ii) The division may not change any of the information provided above regarding
             206      points without first giving new notice in the same manner.
             207          (5) (a) (i) Upon denying or suspending the license of a person under this section, the
             208      division shall immediately notify the licensee in a manner specified by the division and afford
             209      him an opportunity for a hearing in the county where the licensee resides.
             210          (ii) The hearing shall be documented, and the division or its authorized agent may
             211      administer oaths, may issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and the production of
             212      relevant books and papers, and may require a reexamination of the licensee.
             213          (iii) One or more members of the division may conduct the hearing, and any decision


             214      made after a hearing before any number of the members of the division is as valid as if made
             215      after a hearing before the full membership of the division.
             216          (iv) After the hearing the division shall either rescind its order of denial or suspension,
             217      extend the denial or suspension of the license, or revoke the license.
             218          (b) The denial or suspension of the license remains in effect pending qualifications
             219      determined by the division regarding a person:
             220          (i) whose license has been denied or suspended following reexamination;
             221          (ii) who is incompetent to drive a motor vehicle;
             222          (iii) who is afflicted with mental or physical infirmities that might make him dangerous
             223      on the highways; or
             224          (iv) who may not have the necessary knowledge or skill to drive a motor vehicle safely.
             225          (6) (a) Subject to Subsection (6)(d), the division shall suspend a person's license when
             226      the division receives notice from the Office of Recovery Services that the Office of Recovery
             227      Services has ordered the suspension of the person's license.
             228          (b) A suspension under Subsection (6)(a) shall remain in effect until the division
             229      receives notice from the Office of Recovery Services that the Office of Recovery Services has
             230      rescinded the order of suspension.
             231          (c) After an order of suspension is rescinded under Subsection (6)(b), a report
             232      authorized by Section 53-3-104 may not contain any evidence of the suspension.
             233          (d) (i) If the division suspends a person's license under this Subsection (6), the division
             234      shall, upon application, issue a temporary limited driver license to the person if that person
             235      needs a driver license for employment, education, or child visitation.
             236          (ii) The temporary limited driver license described in this section:
             237          (A) shall provide that the person may operate a motor vehicle only for the purpose of
             238      driving to or from the person's place of employment, education, or child visitation;
             239          (B) shall prohibit the person from driving a motor vehicle for any purpose other than a
             240      purpose described in Subsection (6)(d)(ii)(A); and
             241          (C) shall expire 90 days after the day on which the temporary limited driver license is
             242      issued.
             243          (iii) (A) During the period beginning on the day on which a temporary limited driver
             244      license is issued under this Subsection (6), and ending on the day that the temporary limited


             245      driver license expires, the suspension described in this Subsection (6) only applies if the person
             246      who is suspended operates a motor vehicle for a purpose other than employment, education, or
             247      child visitation.
             248          (B) Upon expiration of a temporary limited driver license described in this Subsection
             249      (6)(d):
             250          (I) a suspension described in Subsection (6)(a) shall be in full effect until the division
             251      receives notice, under Subsection (6)(b), that the order of suspension is rescinded; and
             252          (II) a person suspended under Subsection (6)(a) may not drive a motor vehicle for any
             253      reason.
             254          (iv) The division is not required to issue a limited driver license to a person under this
             255      Subsection (6)(d) if there are other legal grounds for the suspension of the person's driver
             256      license.
             257          (v) The division shall make rules, in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             258      Administrative Rulemaking Act, to implement the provisions of this part.
             259          (7) (a) The division may suspend or revoke the license of any resident of this state
             260      upon receiving notice of the conviction of that person in another state of an offense committed
             261      there that, if committed in this state, would be grounds for the suspension or revocation of a
             262      license.
             263          (b) The division may, upon receiving a record of the conviction in this state of a
             264      nonresident driver of a motor vehicle or motorboat of any offense under the motor vehicle laws
             265      of this state, forward a certified copy of the record to the motor vehicle administrator in the
             266      state where the person convicted is a resident.
             267          (8) (a) The division may suspend or revoke the license of any nonresident to drive a
             268      motor vehicle in this state for any cause for which the license of a resident driver may be
             269      suspended or revoked.
             270          (b) Any nonresident who drives a motor vehicle upon a highway when the person's
             271      license has been suspended or revoked by the division is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
             272          (9) (a) The division may not deny or suspend the license of any person for a period of
             273      more than one year except:
             274          (i) for failure to comply with the terms of a traffic citation under Subsection (2);
             275          (ii) upon receipt of a second or subsequent order suspending juvenile driving privileges


             276      under Section 53-3-219 ;
             277          (iii) when extending a denial or suspension upon receiving certain records or reports
             278      under Subsection 53-3-220 (2);
             279          (iv) for failure to give and maintain owner's or operator's security under Section
             280      41-12a-411 ;
             281          (v) when the division suspends the license under Subsection (6); or
             282          (vi) when the division denies the license under Subsection (14).
             283          (b) The division may suspend the license of a person under Subsection (2) until the
             284      person shows satisfactory evidence of compliance with the terms of the traffic citation.
             285          (10) (a) By following the emergency procedures in Title 63G, Chapter 4,
             286      Administrative Procedures Act, the division may immediately suspend the license of any
             287      person without hearing and without receiving a record of the person's conviction for a crime
             288      when the division has reason to believe that the person's license was granted by the division
             289      through error or fraud or that the necessary consent for the license has been withdrawn or is
             290      terminated.
             291          (b) The procedure upon suspension is the same as under Subsection (5), except that
             292      after the hearing the division shall either rescind its order of suspension or cancel the license.
             293          (11) (a) The division, having good cause to believe that a licensed driver is
             294      incompetent or otherwise not qualified to be licensed, may upon notice in a manner specified
             295      by the division of at least five days to the licensee require him to submit to an examination.
             296          (b) Upon the conclusion of the examination the division may suspend or revoke the
             297      person's license, permit him to retain the license, or grant a license subject to a restriction
             298      imposed in accordance with Section 53-3-208 .
             299          (c) Refusal or neglect of the licensee to submit to an examination is grounds for
             300      suspension or revocation of the licensee's license.
             301          (12) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (12)(b), a report authorized by Section
             302      53-3-104 may not contain any evidence of a conviction for speeding on an interstate system in
             303      this state if the conviction was for a speed of 10 miles per hour or less, above the posted speed
             304      limit and did not result in an accident, unless authorized in a manner specified by the division
             305      by the individual whose report is being requested.
             306          (b) The provisions of Subsection (12)(a) do not apply for:


             307          (i) a CDL license holder; or
             308          (ii) a violation that occurred in a commercial motor vehicle.
             309          (13) (a) By following the emergency procedures in Title 63G, Chapter 4,
             310      Administrative Procedures Act, the division may immediately suspend the license of a person
             311      if it has reason to believe that the person is the owner of a motor vehicle for which security is
             312      required under Title 41, Chapter 12a, Financial Responsibility of Motor Vehicle Owners and
             313      Operators Act, and has driven the motor vehicle or permitted it to be driven within this state
             314      without the security being in effect.
             315          (b) The division may immediately suspend a driving privilege card holder's driving
             316      privilege card if the division receives notification from the Motor Vehicle Division that:
             317          (i) the driving privilege card holder is the registered owner of a vehicle; and
             318          (ii) the driving privilege card holder's vehicle registration has been revoked under
             319      Subsection 41-1a-110 (2)(a)(ii)(A).
             320          (c) Section 41-12a-411 regarding the requirement of proof of owner's or operator's
             321      security applies to persons whose driving privileges are suspended under this Subsection (13).
             322          (d) If the division exercises the right of immediate suspension granted under this
             323      Subsection (13), the notice and hearing provisions of Subsection (5) apply.
             324          (e) A person whose license suspension has been sustained or whose license has been
             325      revoked by the division under this Subsection (13) may file a request for agency action
             326      requesting a hearing.
             327          (14) The division may deny an individual's license if the person fails to comply with
             328      the requirement to downgrade the person's CDL to a class D license under Section 53-3-410.1 .
             329          (15) The division may deny a person's class A, B, C, or D license if the person fails to
             330      comply with the requirement to have a K restriction removed from the person's license.
             331          [(15)] (16) Any suspension or revocation of a person's license under this section also
             332      disqualifies any license issued to that person under Part 4, Uniform Commercial Driver License
             333      Act.
             334          Section 3. Section 53-3-402 is amended to read:
             335           53-3-402. Definitions.
             336          As used in this part:
             337          (1) "Alcohol" means any substance containing any form of alcohol, including ethanol,


             338      methanol, propanol, and isopropanol.
             339          (2) "Alcohol concentration" means the number of grams of alcohol per:
             340          (a) 100 milliliters of blood;
             341          (b) 210 liters of breath; or
             342          (c) 67 milliliters of urine.
             343          (3) "Commercial driver instruction permit" or "CDIP" means a permit issued under
             344      Section 53-3-408 .
             345          (4) "Commercial driver license information system" or "CDLIS" means the
             346      information system established under Title XII, Pub. L. 99-570, the Commercial Motor Vehicle
             347      Safety Act of 1986, as a clearinghouse for information related to the licensing and
             348      identification of commercial motor vehicle drivers.
             349          (5) "Controlled substance" means any substance so classified under Section 102(6) of
             350      the Controlled Substance Act, 21 U.S.C. 802(6), and includes all substances listed on the
             351      current Schedules I through V of 21 C.F.R., Part 1308 as they may be revised from time to
             352      time.
             353          (6) "Employee" means any driver of a commercial motor vehicle, including:
             354          (a) full-time, regularly employed drivers;
             355          (b) casual, intermittent, or occasional drivers;
             356          (c) leased drivers; and
             357          (d) independent, owner-operator contractors while in the course of driving a
             358      commercial motor vehicle who are either directly employed by or under lease to an employer.
             359          (7) "Employer" means any individual or person including the United States, a state, or
             360      a political subdivision of a state, who owns or leases a commercial motor vehicle, or assigns an
             361      individual to drive a commercial motor vehicle.
             362          (8) "Felony" means any offense under state or federal law that is punishable by death or
             363      imprisonment for a term of more than one year.
             364          (9) "Foreign jurisdiction" means any jurisdiction other than the United States or a state
             365      of the United States.
             366          (10) "Gross vehicle weight rating" or "GVWR" means the value specified by the
             367      manufacturer as the maximum loaded weight of a single vehicle or GVWR of a combination or
             368      articulated vehicle, and includes the GVWR of the power unit plus the total weight of all towed


             369      units and the loads on those units.
             370          (11) "Hazardous material" has the same meaning as defined under [49 U.S.C. Sec.
             371      5101 et seq., Hazardous Materials Transportation Act] 49 C.F.R. Sec. 383.5.
             372          (12) "Imminent hazard" means the existence of a condition, practice, or violation that
             373      presents a substantial likelihood that death, serious illness, severe personal injury, or a
             374      substantial endangerment to health, property, or the environment is expected to occur
             375      immediately, or before the condition, practice, or violation can be abated.
             376          (13) "Medical certification status" means the medical certification of a commercial
             377      driver license holder or commercial motor vehicle operator in any of the following categories:
             378          (a) Non-excepted interstate. A person shall certify that the person:
             379          (i) operates or expects to operate in interstate commerce;
             380          (ii) is both subject to and meets the qualification requirements under 49 C.F.R. Part
             381      391; and
             382          (iii) is required to obtain a medical examiner's certificate under 49 C.F.R. [Part] Sec.
             383      391.45.
             384          (b) Excepted interstate. A person shall certify that the person:
             385          (i) operates or expects to operate in interstate commerce, but engages exclusively in
             386      transportation or operations excepted under 49 C.F.R. Sec. 390.3(f), 391.2, 391.68, or 398.3
             387      from all or parts of the qualification requirements of 49 C.F.R. Part 391; and
             388          (ii) is not required to obtain a medical examiner's certificate under 49 C.F.R. Sec.
             389      391.45.
             390          (c) Non-excepted intrastate. A person shall certify that the person:
             391          (i) operates only in intrastate commerce; and
             392          (ii) is subject to state driver qualification requirements under Sections 53-3-303.5 ,
             393      53-3-304 , and 53-3-414 .
             394          (d) Excepted intrastate. A person shall certify that the person:
             395          (i) operates in intrastate commerce; and
             396          (ii) engages exclusively in transportation or operations excepted from all parts of the
             397      state driver qualification requirements.
             398          (14) "NDR" means the National Driver Register.
             399          (15) "Nonresident CDL" means a commercial driver license issued by a state to an


             400      individual who resides in a foreign jurisdiction.
             401          (16) "Out-of-service order" means a temporary prohibition against driving a
             402      commercial motor vehicle.
             403          (17) "Port-of-entry agent" has the same meaning as provided in Section 72-1-102 .
             404          (18) "Serious traffic violation" means a conviction of any of the following:
             405          (a) speeding 15 or more miles per hour above the posted speed limit;
             406          (b) reckless driving as defined by state or local law;
             407          (c) improper or erratic traffic lane changes;
             408          (d) following the vehicle ahead too closely;
             409          (e) any other motor vehicle traffic law which arises in connection with a fatal traffic
             410      accident;
             411          (f) operating a commercial motor vehicle without a CDL or a CDIP;
             412          (g) operating a commercial motor vehicle without the proper class of CDL or CDL
             413      endorsement for the type of vehicle group being operated or for the passengers or cargo being
             414      transported; [or]
             415          (h) operating a commercial motor vehicle without a CDL or CDIP license certificate in
             416      the driver's possession in violation of Section 53-3-404 [.]; or
             417          (i) using a handheld wireless communication device as defined in Section 41-6a-1716
             418      while operating a commercial motor vehicle.
             419          (19) "State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, any province
             420      or territory of Canada, or Mexico.
             421          (20) "United States" means the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
             422          Section 4. Section 53-3-407 is amended to read:
             423           53-3-407. Qualifications for commercial driver license -- Fee -- Third parties may
             424      administer skills test.
             425          (1) (a) As used in this section, "CDL driver training school" means a business
             426      enterprise conducted by an individual, association, partnership, or corporation that:
             427          (i) educates and trains persons, either practically or theoretically, or both, to drive
             428      commercial motor vehicles; and
             429          (ii) prepares an applicant for an examination under Subsection (2)(a)(ii) or (2)(b)(i)(B).
             430          (b) A CDL driver training school may charge a consideration or tuition for the services


             431      provided under Subsection (1)(a).
             432          (2) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(b) and (c), a CDL may be issued only to a
             433      person who:
             434          (i) is a resident of this state;
             435          (ii) has passed a test of knowledge and skills for driving a commercial motor vehicle,
             436      that complies with minimum standards established by federal regulation in 49 C.F.R.[,] Part
             437      383, Subparts G and H; and
             438          (iii) has complied with all requirements of 49 C.F.R.[,] Part 383 and other applicable
             439      state laws and federal regulations.
             440          (b) (i) A temporary CDL may be issued to a person who:
             441          (A) is enrolled in a CDL driver training school located in Utah;
             442          (B) has passed a test of knowledge and skills for driving a commercial motor vehicle,
             443      that complies with minimum standards established by federal regulation in 49 C.F.R. Part 383,
             444      Subparts G and H; and
             445          (C) has complied with all requirements of 49 C.F.R. Part 383, Subparts G and H.
             446          (ii) A temporary CDL issued under this Subsection (2)(b):
             447          (A) is valid for 60 days; and
             448          (B) may not be renewed or extended.
             449          (iii) Except as provided in this section and Subsections 53-3-204 (1)(a)(v),
             450      53-3-205 (8)(a)(i)(E) and (8)(b), and 53-3-410 (1)(c), the provisions, requirements, classes,
             451      endorsements, fees, restrictions, and sanctions under this code apply to a temporary CDL
             452      issued under this Subsection (2)(b) in the same way as a commercial driver license issued
             453      under this part.
             454          (c) The department shall waive the skills test specified in this section for a commercial
             455      driver license applicant who, subject to the limitations and requirements of 49 C.F.R.[, Part]
             456      Sec. 383.77, meets all certifications required for a waiver under 49 C.F.R.[, Part] Sec. 383.77
             457      and certifies that the applicant:
             458          (i) is a member of the active or reserve components of any branch or unit of the armed
             459      forces or a veteran who received an honorable discharge from any branch or unit of the active
             460      or reserve components of the armed forces;
             461          (ii) is or was regularly employed in a position in the armed forces requiring operation


             462      of a commercial motor vehicle; and
             463          (iii) has legally operated, while on active duty for at least two years immediately
             464      preceding application for a commercial driver license, a vehicle representative of the
             465      commercial motor vehicle the driver applicant operates or expects to operate.
             466          (d) An applicant who requests a waiver under Subsection (2)(c) shall present [their DA
             467      348, Equipment Operator's Qualification Record, AF 2293, US Air Force Motor Vehicle
             468      Operator Identification Card, or equivalent document from another branch of the United States
             469      Armed Forces,] a completed application for a military skills test waiver at the time of the
             470      request.
             471          (3) Tests required under this section shall be prescribed and administered by the
             472      division.
             473          (4) The division shall authorize a person, an agency of this [or another] state, an
             474      employer, a private driver training facility or other private institution, or a department, agency,
             475      or entity of local government to administer the skills test required under this section if:
             476          (a) the test is the same test as prescribed by the division, and is administered in the
             477      same manner; and
             478          (b) the party authorized under this section to administer the test has entered into an
             479      agreement with the state that complies with the requirements of 49 C.F.R.[, Part] Sec. 383.75.
             480          (5) A person who has an appointment with the division for testing and fails to keep the
             481      appointment or to cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the appointment shall pay the fee
             482      under Section 53-3-105 .
             483          (6) A person authorized under this section to administer the skills test is not criminally
             484      or civilly liable for the administration of the test unless he administers the test in a grossly
             485      negligent manner.
             486          (7) The division may waive the skills test required under this section if it determines
             487      that the applicant meets the requirements of 49 C.F.R.[, Part] Sec. 383.77.
             488          Section 5. Section 53-3-407.1 is enacted to read:
             489          53-3-407.1. Commercial driver license third party tester or third party examiner
             490      license -- Fingerprint background check required.
             491          (1) A commercial driver license third party tester or commercial driver license third
             492      party examiner shall be licensed by the division to be eligible to administer the commercial


             493      driver license skills tests.
             494          (2) (a) An applicant for a commercial driver license third party tester or third party
             495      examiner license shall submit fingerprints in a form acceptable to the division at the time the
             496      license application is filed and shall consent to a fingerprint background check by the Utah
             497      Bureau of Criminal Identification and the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the
             498      application.
             499          (b) The division shall request the Department of Public Safety to complete a Federal
             500      Bureau of Investigation criminal background check for each commercial driver license third
             501      party tester or third party examiner applicant through the national criminal history system or
             502      any successor system.
             503          (c) The Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification shall release to the division all
             504      information received in response to the division's request under this Subsection (2).
             505          (d) A commercial driver license third party tester or third party examiner license may
             506      not be issued under this section until the criminal background check required under this
             507      Subsection (2) has been completed and reviewed by the division.
             508          (e) In addition to any fees imposed under this chapter, the division shall:
             509          (i) impose on individuals submitting fingerprints in accordance with this Subsection
             510      (2) the fees that the Bureau of Criminal Identification is authorized to collect for the services
             511      the Bureau of Criminal Identification provides under this section; and
             512          (ii) remit the fees collected under this Subsection (2)(e) to the Bureau of Criminal
             513      Identification.
             514          (3) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             515      division shall make rules establishing:
             516          (a) minimum standards for a commercial driver license third party tester or third party
             517      examiner license;
             518          (b) procedures for an applicant to apply for a commercial driver license third party
             519      tester or third party examiner license;
             520          (c) minimum standards for the commercial driver license skills test; and
             521          (d) procedures to enable a licensed commercial driver license third party tester or
             522      commercial driver license third party examiner to administer or process a commercial driver
             523      license skills test for an applicant to receive a commercial driver license.


             524          Section 6. Section 53-3-410.1 is amended to read:
             525           53-3-410.1. Medical certification requirements.
             526          (1) [(a)] A person whose medical certification status is:
             527          (a) "non-excepted interstate" under Subsection 53-3-402 (13)(a) is required to provide
             528      the division a medical self certification and an updated medical examiner's certificate under 49
             529      C.F.R. Sec. 391.45 upon request by the division[.];
             530          (b) "excepted interstate" under Subsection 53-3-402 (13)(b) is required to provide to the
             531      division a medical self certification upon request by the division;
             532          (c) "non-excepted intrastate" under Subsection 53-3-402 (13)(c) is required to, upon
             533      request by the division:
             534          (i) provide to the division a medical self certification; and
             535          (ii) comply with the requirements of Section 53-3-303.5 ; or
             536          (d) "excepted intrastate" under Subsection 53-3-402 (13)(b) is required to, upon request
             537      by the division:
             538          (i) provide to the division a medical self certification; and
             539          (ii) (A) provide to the division an updated medical examiner's certificate under 49
             540      C.F.R. Sec. 391.45; or
             541          (B) comply with the requirements of Section 53-3-303.5 .
             542          [(b)] (2) A request by the division for a person to [provide an updated medical
             543      examiner's certification] comply with Subsection (1) shall correspond with the expiration of the
             544      previously submitted medical examiner's certificate.
             545          [(c)] (3) If a person fails to [provide an updated medical examiner's certificate under
             546      Subsection (1)(a)] comply with a request under this section, the person shall be required to
             547      downgrade the person's CDL to a class D license.
             548          [(2)] (4) Failure to comply with the requirement of [Subsection (1)(c)] this section shall
             549      result in the denial of the license under [Subsection] Section 53-3-221 [(14)].
             550          Section 7. Section 53-3-412 is amended to read:
             551           53-3-412. CDL classifications, endorsements, and restrictions.
             552          (1) A CDL may be granted with the following classifications, endorsements, and
             553      restrictions:
             554          [(1)] (a) Classifications:


             555          [(a)] (i) Class A: any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or
             556      more, if the GVWR of the one or more vehicles being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds;
             557          [(b)] (ii) Class B: any single motor vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more,
             558      including that motor vehicle when towing a vehicle with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less;
             559      and
             560          [(c)] (iii) Class C: any single motor vehicle with a GVWR of less than 26,001 pounds
             561      or that motor vehicle when towing a vehicle with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less when the
             562      vehicle is designed [or used]:
             563          [(i)] (A) to [transport more than 15] carry 16 or more passengers, including the driver;
             564          [(ii)] (B) as a school bus, and weighing less than 26,001 pounds GVWR; or
             565          [(iii)] (C) to transport hazardous materials that requires the vehicle to be placarded
             566      under 49 C.F.R.[,] Part 172, Subpart F.
             567          [(2)] (b) Endorsements:
             568          [(a)] (i) "H" authorizes the driver to drive a commercial motor vehicle transporting
             569      hazardous materials as defined in 42 C.F.R. Sec. 383.5.
             570          [(b)] (ii) "N" authorizes the driver to drive a tank vehicle.
             571          [(c)] (iii) "P" authorizes the driver to drive a motor vehicle [carrying more than 15]
             572      designed to carry 16 or more passengers including the driver.
             573          [(d)] (iv) "S" authorizes the driver [to drive a school bus or a motor vehicle designed to
             574      carry more than 15 passengers including the driver] to transport preprimary, primary, or
             575      secondary school students from home to school, school to home, or to and from
             576      school-sponsored events.
             577          [(e)] (v) "T" authorizes the driver to drive a commercial motor vehicle with a double or
             578      triple trailer.
             579          [(f)] (vi) "X" authorizes the driver to drive a tank vehicle and transport hazardous
             580      materials.
             581          [(3)] (c) Restrictions:
             582          (i) "E" restricts the driver from driving a commercial motor vehicle with a manual
             583      transmission.
             584          [(a)] (ii) "K" restricts the driver to driving intrastate only any commercial motor
             585      vehicle as defined by [Title] 49[,] C.F.R.[,] Parts 383 and 390.


             586          [(b)] (iii) "L" restricts the driver to driving a commercial motor vehicle not equipped
             587      with air brakes.
             588          [(c)] (iv) "J" provides for other CDL restrictions.
             589          [(d)] (v) "M" restricts a driver from transporting passengers using a class A bus.
             590          [(e)] (vi) "N" restricts a driver from transporting passengers using a class A or class B
             591      bus.
             592          (vii) "O" restricts a driver from driving a commercial motor vehicle equipped with a
             593      tractor trailer.
             594          [(f) (i)] (viii) (A) "V" indicates that the driver has been issued a variance by the Federal
             595      Motor Carrier Safety Administration in reference to the driver's medical certification status.
             596          [(ii)] (B) A driver with a "V" restriction shall have the letter outlining the specifications
             597      for the variance in the driver's possession along with the driver's commercial driver license
             598      when operating a commercial motor vehicle.
             599          (ix) "Z" restricts a driver from driving a commercial motor vehicle with non-fully
             600      equipped air brakes.
             601          (2) A commercial driver instruction permit may be granted with the following
             602      classifications, endorsements, and restrictions:
             603          (a) Classifications:
             604          (i) Class A: any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more, if
             605      the GVWR of the one or more vehicles being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds;
             606          (ii) Class B: any single motor vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more,
             607      including that motor vehicle when towing a vehicle with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less;
             608      and
             609          (iii) Class C: any single motor vehicle with a GVWR of less than 26,001 pounds or
             610      that motor vehicle when towing a vehicle with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less when the
             611      vehicle is designed:
             612          (A) to carry 16 or more passengers, including the driver;
             613          (B) as a school bus, and weighing less than 26,001 pounds GVWR; or
             614          (C) to transport hazardous material that requires the vehicle to be placarded under 49
             615      C.F.R. Part 172, Subpart F.
             616          (b) Endorsements:


             617          (i) "N" authorizes the driver to drive a tank vehicle. An "N" endorsement may only be
             618      issued with an "X" restriction.
             619          (ii) "P" authorizes the driver to drive a motor vehicle designed to carry 16 or more
             620      passengers including the driver. A "P" endorsement may only be issued with a "P" restriction.
             621          (iii) "S" authorizes the driver to transport preprimary, primary, or secondary school
             622      students from home to school, school to home, or to and from school-sponsored events. An
             623      "S" endorsement may only be issued with a "P" restriction.
             624          (c) Restrictions:
             625          (i) "K" restricts the driver to driving intrastate only any commercial motor vehicle as
             626      defined by 49 C.F.R. Parts 383 and 390.
             627          (ii) "L" restricts the driver to driving a commercial motor vehicle not equipped with air
             628      brakes.
             629          (iii) "M" restricts a driver from transporting passengers using a class A bus.
             630          (iv) "N" restricts a driver from transporting passengers using a class A or class B bus.
             631          (v) "P" restricts a driver from having one or more passengers in the vehicle while
             632      driving a commercial motor vehicle bus unless the passenger is:
             633          (A) a federal or state auditor or inspector;
             634          (B) a test examiner;
             635          (C) another trainee; or
             636          (D) the CDL holder accompanying the CDIP holder as required in 49 C.F.R. Sec.
             637      383.25.
             638          (vi) (A) "V" indicates that the driver has been issued a variance by the Federal Motor
             639      Carrier Safety Administration in reference to the driver's medical certification status.
             640          (B) A driver with a "V" restriction shall have the letter outlining the specifications for
             641      the variance in the driver's possession along with the driver's commercial driver license when
             642      operating a commercial motor vehicle.
             643          (vii) "X" restricts a driver from having cargo in a commercial motor vehicle tank
             644      vehicle.
             645          Section 8. Section 53-3-414 is amended to read:
             646           53-3-414. CDL disqualification or suspension -- Grounds and duration --
             647      Procedure.


             648          (1) (a) A person who holds or is required to hold a CDL is disqualified from driving a
             649      commercial motor vehicle for a period of not less than one year effective seven days from the
             650      date of notice to the driver if convicted of a first offense of:
             651          (i) driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, a controlled
             652      substance, or more than one of these;
             653          (ii) driving a commercial motor vehicle while the concentration of alcohol in the
             654      person's blood, breath, or urine is .04 grams or more;
             655          (iii) leaving the scene of an accident involving a motor vehicle the person was driving;
             656          (iv) failing to provide reasonable assistance or identification when involved in an
             657      accident resulting in:
             658          (A) death in accordance with Section 41-6a-401.5 ; or
             659          (B) personal injury in accordance with Section 41-6a-401.3 ;
             660          (v) using a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony;
             661          (vi) refusal to submit to a test to determine the concentration of alcohol in the person's
             662      blood, breath, or urine;
             663          (vii) driving a commercial motor vehicle while the person's commercial driver license
             664      is disqualified in accordance with the provisions of this section for violating an offense
             665      described in this section; or
             666          (viii) operating a commercial motor vehicle in a negligent manner causing the death of
             667      another including the offenses of automobile homicide under Section 76-5-207 , manslaughter
             668      under Section 76-5-205 , or negligent homicide under Section 76-5-206 .
             669          (b) The division shall subtract from any disqualification period under Subsection
             670      (1)(a)(i) the number of days for which a license was previously disqualified under Subsection
             671      [53-3-414 (1)(b)] (1)(a)(ii) or (14) if the previous disqualification was based on the same
             672      occurrence upon which the record of conviction is based.
             673          (2) If any of the violations under Subsection (1) occur while the driver is transporting a
             674      hazardous material required to be placarded, the driver is disqualified for not less than three
             675      years.
             676          (3) (a) Except as provided under Subsection (4), a driver of a motor vehicle who holds
             677      or is required to hold a CDL is disqualified for life from driving a commercial motor vehicle if
             678      convicted of or administrative action is taken for two or more of any of the offenses under


             679      Subsection (1), (5), or (14) arising from two or more separate incidents.
             680          (b) Subsection (3)(a) applies only to those offenses committed after July 1, 1989.
             681          (4) (a) Any driver disqualified for life from driving a commercial motor vehicle under
             682      this section may apply to the division for reinstatement of the driver's CDL if the driver:
             683          (i) has both voluntarily enrolled in and successfully completed an appropriate
             684      rehabilitation program that:
             685          (A) meets the standards of the division; and
             686          (B) complies with 49 C.F.R. [Part] Sec. 383.51;
             687          (ii) has served a minimum disqualification period of 10 years; and
             688          (iii) has fully met the standards for reinstatement of commercial motor vehicle driving
             689      privileges established by rule of the division.
             690          (b) If a reinstated driver is subsequently convicted of another disqualifying offense
             691      under this section, the driver is permanently disqualified for life and is ineligible to again apply
             692      for a reduction of the lifetime disqualification.
             693          (5) A driver of a motor vehicle who holds or is required to hold a CDL is disqualified
             694      for life from driving a commercial motor vehicle if the driver uses a motor vehicle in the
             695      commission of any felony involving the manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing of a
             696      controlled substance, or possession with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense a
             697      controlled substance and is ineligible to apply for a reduction of the lifetime disqualification
             698      under Subsection (4).
             699          (6) (a) Subject to Subsection (6)(b), a driver of a commercial motor vehicle who holds
             700      or is required to hold a CDL is disqualified for not less than:
             701          (i) 60 days from driving a commercial motor vehicle if the driver is convicted of two
             702      serious traffic violations; and
             703          (ii) 120 days if the driver is convicted of three or more serious traffic violations.
             704          (b) The disqualifications under Subsection (6)(a) are effective only if the serious traffic
             705      violations:
             706          (i) occur within three years of each other;
             707          (ii) arise from separate incidents; and
             708          (iii) involve the use or operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
             709          (c) If a driver of a commercial motor vehicle who holds or is required to hold a CDL is


             710      disqualified from driving a commercial motor vehicle and the division receives notice of a
             711      subsequent conviction for a serious traffic violation that results in an additional disqualification
             712      period under this Subsection (6), the subsequent disqualification period is effective beginning
             713      on the ending date of the current serious traffic violation disqualification period.
             714          (7) (a) A driver of a commercial motor vehicle who is convicted of violating an
             715      out-of-service order while driving a commercial motor vehicle is disqualified from driving a
             716      commercial motor vehicle for a period not less than:
             717          (i) 180 days if the driver is convicted of a first violation;
             718          (ii) two years if, during any 10 year period, the driver is convicted of two violations of
             719      out-of-service orders in separate incidents;
             720          (iii) three years but not more than five years if, during any 10 year period, the driver is
             721      convicted of three or more violations of out-of-service orders in separate incidents;
             722          (iv) 180 days but not more than two years if the driver is convicted of a first violation
             723      of an out-of-service order while transporting hazardous materials required to be placarded or
             724      while operating a motor vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the
             725      driver; or
             726          (v) three years but not more than five years if, during any 10 year period, the driver is
             727      convicted of two or more violations, in separate incidents, of an out-of-service order while
             728      transporting hazardous materials required to be placarded or while operating a motor vehicle
             729      designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver.
             730          (b) A driver of a commercial motor vehicle who is convicted of a first violation of an
             731      out-of-service order is subject to a civil penalty of not less than $2,500.
             732          (c) A driver of a commercial motor vehicle who is convicted of a second or subsequent
             733      violation of an out-of-service order is subject to a civil penalty of not less than $5,000.
             734          (8) A driver of a commercial motor vehicle who holds or is required to hold a CDL is
             735      disqualified for not less than 60 days if the division determines, in its check of the driver's
             736      driver license status, application, and record prior to issuing a CDL or at any time after the
             737      CDL is issued, that the driver has falsified information required to apply for a CDL in this
             738      state.
             739          (9) A driver of a commercial motor vehicle who is convicted of violating a
             740      railroad-highway grade crossing provision under Section 41-6a-1205 , while driving a


             741      commercial motor vehicle is disqualified from driving a commercial motor vehicle for a period
             742      not less than:
             743          (a) 60 days if the driver is convicted of a first violation;
             744          (b) 120 days if, during any three-year period, the driver is convicted of a second
             745      violation in separate incidents; or
             746          (c) one year if, during any three-year period, the driver is convicted of three or more
             747      violations in separate incidents.
             748          (10) (a) The division shall update its records and notify the CDLIS within 10 days of
             749      suspending, revoking, disqualifying, denying, or cancelling a CDL to reflect the action taken.
             750          (b) When the division suspends, revokes, cancels, or disqualifies a nonresident CDL,
             751      the division shall notify the licensing authority of the issuing state or other jurisdiction and the
             752      CDLIS within 10 days after the action is taken.
             753          (c) When the division suspends, revokes, cancels, or disqualifies a CDL issued by this
             754      state, the division shall notify the CDLIS within 10 days after the action is taken.
             755          (11) (a) The division may immediately suspend or disqualify the CDL of a driver
             756      without a hearing or receiving a record of the driver's conviction when the division has reason
             757      to believe that the:
             758          (i) CDL was issued by the division through error or fraud;
             759          (ii) applicant provided incorrect or incomplete information to the division;
             760          (iii) applicant cheated on any part of a CDL examination;
             761          (iv) driver no longer meets the fitness standards required to obtain a CDL; or
             762          (v) driver poses an imminent hazard.
             763          (b) Suspension of a CDL under this Subsection (11) shall be in accordance with
             764      Section 53-3-221 .
             765          (c) If a hearing is held under Section 53-3-221 , the division shall then rescind the
             766      suspension order or cancel the CDL.
             767          (12) (a) Subject to Subsection (12)(b), a driver of a motor vehicle who holds or is
             768      required to hold a CDL is disqualified for not less than:
             769          (i) 60 days from driving a commercial motor vehicle if the driver is convicted of two
             770      serious traffic violations; and
             771          (ii) 120 days if the driver is convicted of three or more serious traffic violations.


             772          (b) The disqualifications under Subsection (12)(a) are effective only if the serious
             773      traffic violations:
             774          (i) occur within three years of each other;
             775          (ii) arise from separate incidents; and
             776          (iii) result in a denial, suspension, cancellation, or revocation of the non-CDL driving
             777      privilege from at least one of the violations.
             778          (c) If a driver of a motor vehicle who holds or is required to hold a CDL is disqualified
             779      from driving a commercial motor vehicle and the division receives notice of a subsequent
             780      conviction for a serious traffic violation that results in an additional disqualification period
             781      under this Subsection (12), the subsequent disqualification period is effective beginning on the
             782      ending date of the current serious traffic violation disqualification period.
             783          (13) (a) Upon receiving a notice that a person has entered into a plea of guilty or no
             784      contest to a violation of a disqualifying offense described in this section which plea is held in
             785      abeyance pursuant to a plea in abeyance agreement, the division shall disqualify, suspend,
             786      cancel, or revoke the person's CDL for the period required under this section for a conviction of
             787      that disqualifying offense, even if the charge has been subsequently reduced or dismissed in
             788      accordance with the plea in abeyance agreement.
             789          (b) The division shall report the plea in abeyance to the CDLIS within 10 days of
             790      taking the action under Subsection (13)(a).
             791          (c) A plea which is held in abeyance may not be removed from a person's driving
             792      record for 10 years from the date of the plea in abeyance agreement, even if the charge is:
             793          (i) reduced or dismissed in accordance with the plea in abeyance agreement; or
             794          (ii) expunged under Section 77-40-105 .
             795          (14) The division shall disqualify the CDL of a driver for an arrest of a violation of
             796      Section 41-6a-502 when administrative action is taken against the operator's driving privilege
             797      pursuant to Section 53-3-223 for a period of:
             798          (a) one year; or
             799          (b) three years if the violation occurred while transporting hazardous materials.
             800          (15) The division may concurrently impose any disqualification periods that arise
             801      under this section while a driver is disqualified by the Secretary of the United States
             802      Department of Transportation under 49 C.F.R. Sec. 383.52 for posing an imminent hazard.






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