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First Substitute H.B. 377

Representative Eric K. Hutchings proposes the following substitute bill:


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DRIVER LICENSE RECORDS AMENDMENTS

             2     
2014 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Eric K. Hutchings

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Daniel W. Thatcher

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies provisions relating to driver license records.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    provides definitions;
             13          .    authorizes the Driver License Division to disclose portions of a driving record to:
             14              .     an employer or a designee of an employer, for purposes of monitoring the
             15      driving record and status of current employees who drive as a responsibility of
             16      the employees' employment, if the requester demonstrates that the requester has
             17      obtained the written consent of the individual to whom the information pertains;
             18      and
             19              .    an employer or the employer's agents to obtain or verify information relating to
             20      a holder of a commercial driver license that is required under federal law;
             21          .    requires that the authorized disclosure of a driving record be limited to the driving
             22      record of a current employee of the employer;
             23          .    amends provisions regarding the content of and requirements for disclosing a
             24      commercial driver license motor vehicle record; and
             25          .    makes technical corrections.


             26      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             27          None
             28      Other Special Clauses:
             29          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2014.
             30      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             31      AMENDS:
             32           53-3-102 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 144
             33           53-3-109 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapters 190 and 243
             34           53-3-221 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 411
             35           53-3-402 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 411
             36           53-3-410.1 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 411
             37           53-3-420 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 53
             38           53-3-709 , as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 234
             39           72-9-107 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 155 and 356
             40     
             41      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             42          Section 1. Section 53-3-102 is amended to read:
             43           53-3-102. Definitions.
             44          As used in this chapter:
             45          (1) "Cancellation" means the termination by the division of a license issued through
             46      error or fraud or for which consent under Section 53-3-211 has been withdrawn.
             47          (2) "Class D license" means the class of license issued to drive motor vehicles not
             48      defined as commercial motor vehicles or motorcycles under this chapter.
             49          (3) "Commercial driver instruction permit" or "CDIP" means a permit issued under
             50      Section 53-3-408 .
             51          [(3)] (4) "Commercial driver license" or "CDL" means a license:
             52          (a) issued substantially in accordance with the requirements of Title XII, Pub. L.
             53      99-570, the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986, and in accordance with Part 4,
             54      Uniform Commercial Driver License Act, which authorizes the holder to drive a class of
             55      commercial motor vehicle; and
             56          (b) that was obtained by providing evidence of lawful presence in the United States


             57      with one of the document requirements described in Subsection 53-3-410 (1)(i)(i).
             58          (5) "Commercial driver license motor vehicle record" or "CDL MVR" means a driving
             59      record that:
             60          (a) applies to a person who holds or is required to hold a commercial driver instruction
             61      permit or a CDL license; and
             62          (b) contains the following:
             63          (i) information contained in the driver history, including convictions, pleas held in
             64      abeyance, disqualifications, and other licensing actions for violations of any state or local law
             65      relating to motor vehicle traffic control, committed in any type of vehicle;
             66          (ii) driver self-certification status information under Section 53-3-410.1 ; and
             67          (iii) information from medical certification recordkeeping in accordance with 49
             68      C.F.R. Sec. 383.73(o).
             69          [(4)] (6) (a) "Commercial motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle or combination of
             70      motor vehicles designed or used to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle:
             71          (i) has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds or a lesser rating as
             72      determined by federal regulation;
             73          (ii) is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver; or
             74          (iii) is transporting hazardous materials and is required to be placarded in accordance
             75      with 49 C.F.R. Part 172, Subpart F.
             76          (b) The following vehicles are not considered a commercial motor vehicle for purposes
             77      of Part 4, Uniform Commercial Driver License Act:
             78          (i) equipment owned and operated by the United States Department of Defense when
             79      driven by any active duty military personnel and members of the reserves and national guard on
             80      active duty including personnel on full-time national guard duty, personnel on part-time
             81      training, and national guard military technicians and civilians who are required to wear military
             82      uniforms and are subject to the code of military justice;
             83          (ii) vehicles controlled and driven by a farmer to transport agricultural products, farm
             84      machinery, or farm supplies to or from a farm within 150 miles of his farm but not in operation
             85      as a motor carrier for hire;
             86          (iii) firefighting and emergency vehicles; and
             87          (iv) recreational vehicles that are not used in commerce and are driven solely as family


             88      or personal conveyances for recreational purposes.
             89          [(5)] (7) "Conviction" means any of the following:
             90          (a) an unvacated adjudication of guilt or a determination that a person has violated or
             91      failed to comply with the law in a court of original jurisdiction or an administrative proceeding;
             92          (b) an unvacated forfeiture of bail or collateral deposited to secure a person's
             93      appearance in court;
             94          (c) a plea of guilty or nolo contendere accepted by the court;
             95          (d) the payment of a fine or court costs; or
             96          (e) violation of a condition of release without bail, regardless of whether the penalty is
             97      rebated, suspended, or probated.
             98          [(6)] (8) "Denial" or "denied" means the withdrawal of a driving privilege by the
             99      division to which the provisions of Title 41, Chapter 12a, Part 4, Proof of Owner's or
             100      Operator's Security, do not apply.
             101          [(7)] (9) "Director" means the division director appointed under Section 53-3-103 .
             102          [(8)] (10) "Disqualification" means either:
             103          (a) the suspension, revocation, cancellation, denial, or any other withdrawal by a state
             104      of a person's privileges to drive a commercial motor vehicle;
             105          (b) a determination by the Federal Highway Administration, under 49 C.F.R. Part 386,
             106      that a person is no longer qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle under 49 C.F.R. Part
             107      391; or
             108          (c) the loss of qualification that automatically follows conviction of an offense listed in
             109      49 C.F.R. Part 383.51.
             110          [(9)] (11) "Division" means the Driver License Division of the department created in
             111      Section 53-3-103 .
             112          [(10)] (12) "Downgrade" means to obtain a lower license class than what was
             113      originally issued during an existing license cycle.
             114          [(11)] (13) "Drive" means:
             115          (a) to operate or be in physical control of a motor vehicle upon a highway; and
             116          (b) in Subsections 53-3-414 (1) through (3), Subsection 53-3-414 (5), and Sections
             117      53-3-417 and 53-3-418 , the operation or physical control of a motor vehicle at any place within
             118      the state.


             119          [(12)] (14) (a) "Driver" means any person who drives, or is in actual physical control of
             120      a motor vehicle in any location open to the general public for purposes of vehicular traffic.
             121          (b) In Part 4, Uniform Commercial Driver License Act, "driver" includes any person
             122      who is required to hold a CDL under Part 4 or federal law.
             123          [(13)] (15) "Driving privilege card" means the evidence of the privilege granted and
             124      issued under this chapter to drive a motor vehicle to a person whose privilege was obtained
             125      without providing evidence of lawful presence in the United States.
             126          [(14)] (16) "Extension" means a renewal completed in a manner specified by the
             127      division.
             128          [(15)] (17) "Farm tractor" means every motor vehicle designed and used primarily as a
             129      farm implement for drawing plows, mowing machines, and other implements of husbandry.
             130          [(16)] (18) "Highway" means the entire width between property lines of every way or
             131      place of any nature when any part of it is open to the use of the public, as a matter of right, for
             132      traffic.
             133          [(17)] (19) "Identification card" means an identification card issued under this chapter
             134      to a person whose card was obtained by providing evidence of lawful presence in the United
             135      States with one of the document requirements described in Subsection 53-3-804 (2)(i)(i).
             136          [(18)] (20) "Indigent" means that a person's income falls below the federal poverty
             137      guideline issued annually by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal
             138      Register.
             139          [(19)] (21) "License" means the privilege to drive a motor vehicle.
             140          [(20)] (22) (a) "License certificate" means the evidence of the privilege issued under
             141      this chapter to drive a motor vehicle.
             142          (b) "License certificate" evidence includes a:
             143          (i) regular license certificate;
             144          (ii) limited-term license certificate;
             145          (iii) driving privilege card;
             146          (iv) CDL license certificate;
             147          (v) limited-term CDL license certificate;
             148          (vi) temporary regular license certificate; and
             149          (vii) temporary limited-term license certificate.


             150          [(21)] (23) "Limited-term commercial driver license" or "limited-term CDL" means a
             151      license:
             152          (a) issued substantially in accordance with the requirements of Title XII, Pub. L.
             153      99-570, the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986, and in accordance with Part 4,
             154      Uniform Commercial Driver License Act, which authorizes the holder to drive a class of
             155      commercial motor vehicle; and
             156          (b) that was obtained by providing evidence of lawful presence in the United States
             157      with one of the document requirements described in Subsection 53-3-410 (1)(i)(ii).
             158          [(22)] (24) "Limited-term identification card" means an identification card issued under
             159      this chapter to a person whose card was obtained by providing evidence of lawful presence in
             160      the United States with one of the document requirements described in Subsection
             161      53-3-804 (2)(i)(ii).
             162          [(23)] (25) "Limited-term license certificate" means the evidence of the privilege
             163      granted and issued under this chapter to drive a motor vehicle to a person whose privilege was
             164      obtained providing evidence of lawful presence in the United States with one of the document
             165      requirements described in Subsection 53-3-205 (8)(a)(ii)(B).
             166          [(24)] (26) "Motorboat" has the same meaning as provided under Section 73-18-2 .
             167          [(25)] (27) "Motorcycle" means every motor vehicle, other than a tractor, having a seat
             168      or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel with not more than three wheels in
             169      contact with the ground.
             170          (28) "Motor vehicle record" or "MVR" means a driving record under Subsection
             171      53-3-109 (6)(a).
             172          [(26)] (29) "Office of Recovery Services" means the Office of Recovery Services,
             173      created in Section 62A-11-102 .
             174          [(27)] (30) (a) "Owner" means a person other than a lienholder having an interest in the
             175      property or title to a vehicle.
             176          (b) "Owner" includes a person entitled to the use and possession of a vehicle subject to
             177      a security interest in another person but excludes a lessee under a lease not intended as security.
             178          [(28)] (31) "Regular license certificate" means the evidence of the privilege issued
             179      under this chapter to drive a motor vehicle whose privilege was obtained by providing evidence
             180      of lawful presence in the United States with one of the document requirements described in


             181      Subsection 53-3-205 (8)(a)(ii)(A).
             182          [(29)] (32) "Renewal" means to validate a license certificate so that it expires at a later
             183      date.
             184          [(30)] (33) "Reportable violation" means an offense required to be reported to the
             185      division as determined by the division and includes those offenses against which points are
             186      assessed under Section 53-3-221 .
             187          [(31)] (34) (a) "Resident" means an individual who:
             188          (i) has established a domicile in this state, as defined in Section 41-1a-202 , or
             189      regardless of domicile, remains in this state for an aggregate period of six months or more
             190      during any calendar year;
             191          (ii) engages in a trade, profession, or occupation in this state, or who accepts
             192      employment in other than seasonal work in this state, and who does not commute into the state;
             193          (iii) declares himself to be a resident of this state by obtaining a valid Utah driver
             194      license certificate or motor vehicle registration; or
             195          (iv) declares himself a resident of this state to obtain privileges not ordinarily extended
             196      to nonresidents, including going to school, or placing children in school without paying
             197      nonresident tuition or fees.
             198          (b) "Resident" does not include any of the following:
             199          (i) a member of the military, temporarily stationed in this state;
             200          (ii) an out-of-state student, as classified by an institution of higher education,
             201      regardless of whether the student engages in any type of employment in this state;
             202          (iii) a person domiciled in another state or country, who is temporarily assigned in this
             203      state, assigned by or representing an employer, religious or private organization, or a
             204      governmental entity; or
             205          (iv) an immediate family member who resides with or a household member of a person
             206      listed in Subsections [(31)] (34)(b)(i) through (iii).
             207          [(32)] (35) "Revocation" means the termination by action of the division of a licensee's
             208      privilege to drive a motor vehicle.
             209          [(33)] (36) (a) "School bus" means a commercial motor vehicle used to transport
             210      pre-primary, primary, or secondary school students to and from home and school, or to and
             211      from school sponsored events.


             212          (b) "School bus" does not include a bus used as a common carrier as defined in Section
             213      59-12-102 .
             214          [(34)] (37) "Suspension" means the temporary withdrawal by action of the division of a
             215      licensee's privilege to drive a motor vehicle.
             216          [(35)] (38) "Taxicab" means any class D motor vehicle transporting any number of
             217      passengers for hire and that is subject to state or federal regulation as a taxi.
             218          Section 2. Section 53-3-109 is amended to read:
             219           53-3-109. Records -- Access -- Fees -- Rulemaking.
             220          (1) (a) Except as provided in this section, all records of the division shall be classified
             221      and disclosed in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and
             222      Management Act.
             223          (b) The division may only disclose personal identifying information:
             224          (i) when the division determines it is in the interest of the public safety to disclose the
             225      information; and
             226          (ii) in accordance with the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994, 18 U.S.C.
             227      Chapter 123.
             228          (c) The division may disclose personal identifying information:
             229          (i) to a licensed private investigator holding a valid agency license, with a legitimate
             230      business need;
             231          (ii) to an insurer, insurance support organization, or a self-insured entity, or its agents,
             232      employees, or contractors that issues any motor vehicle insurance under Title 31A, Chapter 22,
             233      Part 3, Motor Vehicle Insurance, for use in connection with claims investigation activities,
             234      antifraud activities, rating, or underwriting for any person issued a license certificate under this
             235      chapter; or
             236          (iii) to a depository institution as defined in Section 7-1-103 for use in accordance with
             237      the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994, 18 U.S.C. Chapter 123.
             238          (2) (a) A person who receives personal identifying information shall be advised by the
             239      division that the person may not:
             240          (i) disclose the personal identifying information from that record to any other person;
             241      or
             242          (ii) use the personal identifying information from that record for advertising or


             243      solicitation purposes.
             244          (b) Any use of personal identifying information by an insurer or insurance support
             245      organization, or by a self-insured entity or its agents, employees, or contractors not authorized
             246      by Subsection (1)(c)(ii) is:
             247          (i) an unfair marketing practice under Section 31A-23a-402 ; or
             248          (ii) an unfair claim settlement practice under Subsection 31A-26-303 (3).
             249          (3) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (1)(b), the division or its designee
             250      may disclose portions of a driving record, in accordance with this Subsection (3), to:
             251          (i) an insurer as defined under Section 31A-1-301 , or a designee of an insurer, for
             252      purposes of assessing driving risk on the insurer's current motor vehicle insurance
             253      policyholders[.];
             254          (ii) an employer or a designee of an employer, for purposes of monitoring the driving
             255      record and status of current employees who drive as a responsibility of the employee's
             256      employment if the requester demonstrates that the requester has obtained the written consent of
             257      the individual to whom the information pertains; and
             258          (iii) an employer or the employer's agents to obtain or verify information relating to a
             259      holder of a commercial driver license that is required under 49 U.S.C. Chapter 313.
             260          (b) The disclosure under Subsection (3)(a) shall:
             261          (i) include the licensed driver's name, driver license number, date of birth, and an
             262      indication of whether the driver has had a moving traffic violation that is a reportable violation,
             263      as defined under Section 53-3-102 during the previous month;
             264          (ii) be limited to the records of drivers who, at the time of the disclosure, are covered
             265      under a motor vehicle insurance policy of the insurer; [and]
             266          (iii) be limited to the records of a current employee of an employer; and
             267          [(iii)] (iv) be made under a contract with the insurer, employer, or a designee of an
             268      insurer or employer.
             269          (c) In addition to the disclosure under Subsection (3)(b), the disclosure under
             270      Subsections (3)(a)(ii) and (iii) shall include an indication of whether the driver has had a
             271      change reflected in the driver's driving status or license class.
             272          [(c)] (d) The contract under Subsection (3)(b)[(iii)](iv) shall specify:
             273          (i) the criteria for searching and compiling the driving records being requested;


             274          (ii) the frequency of the disclosures;
             275          (iii) the format of the disclosures, which may be in bulk electronic form; and
             276          (iv) a reasonable charge for the driving record disclosures under this Subsection (3).
             277          (4) The division may:
             278          (a) collect fees in accordance with Section 53-3-105 for searching and compiling its
             279      files or furnishing a report on the driving record of a person;
             280          (b) prepare under the seal of the division and deliver upon request, a certified copy of
             281      any record of the division, and charge a fee under Section 63J-1-504 for each document
             282      authenticated; and
             283          (c) charge reasonable fees established in accordance with the procedures and
             284      requirements of Section 63J-1-504 for disclosing personal identifying information under
             285      Subsection (1)(c).
             286          (5) Each certified copy of a driving record furnished in accordance with this section is
             287      admissible in any court proceeding in the same manner as the original.
             288          (6) (a) A driving record furnished under this section may only report on the driving
             289      record of a person for a period of 10 years.
             290          (b) Subsection (6)(a) does not apply to court or law enforcement reports, reports of
             291      commercial driver license violations, or reports for commercial driver license holders.
             292          (7) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             293      division may make rules to designate:
             294          (a) what information shall be included in a report on the driving record of a person;
             295          (b) the form of a report or copy of the report which may include electronic format;
             296          (c) the form of a certified copy, as required under Section 53-3-216 , which may include
             297      electronic format;
             298          (d) the form of a signature required under this chapter which may include electronic
             299      format;
             300          (e) the form of written request to the division required under this chapter which may
             301      include electronic format;
             302          (f) the procedures, requirements, and formats for disclosing personal identifying
             303      information under Subsection (1)(c); and
             304          (g) the procedures, requirements, and formats necessary for the implementation of


             305      Subsection (3).
             306          (8) (a) It is a class B misdemeanor for a person to knowingly or intentionally access,
             307      use, disclose, or disseminate a record created or maintained by the division or any information
             308      contained in a record created or maintained by the division for a purpose prohibited or not
             309      permitted by statute, rule, regulation, or policy of a governmental entity.
             310          (b) A person who discovers or becomes aware of any unauthorized use of records
             311      created or maintained by the division shall inform the commissioner and the division director
             312      of the unauthorized use.
             313          Section 3. Section 53-3-221 is amended to read:
             314           53-3-221. Offenses that may result in denial, suspension, disqualification, or
             315      revocation of license without hearing -- Additional grounds for suspension -- Point system
             316      for traffic violations -- Notice and hearing -- Reporting of traffic violation procedures.
             317          (1) By following the emergency procedures in Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative
             318      Procedures Act, the division may immediately deny, suspend, disqualify, or revoke the license
             319      of any person without hearing and without receiving a record of the person's conviction of
             320      crime when the division has been notified or has reason to believe the person:
             321          (a) has committed any offenses for which mandatory suspension or revocation of a
             322      license is required upon conviction under Section 53-3-220 ;
             323          (b) has, by reckless or unlawful driving of a motor vehicle, caused or contributed to an
             324      accident resulting in death or injury to any other person, or serious property damage;
             325          (c) is incompetent to drive a motor vehicle or is afflicted with mental or physical
             326      infirmities or disabilities rendering it unsafe for the person to drive a motor vehicle upon the
             327      highways;
             328          (d) has committed a serious violation of the motor vehicle laws of this state;
             329          (e) has knowingly committed a violation of Section 53-3-229 ; or
             330          (f) has been convicted of serious offenses against traffic laws governing the movement
             331      of motor vehicles with a frequency that indicates a disrespect for traffic laws and a disregard
             332      for the safety of other persons on the highways.
             333          (2) (a) The division may suspend the license of a person under Subsection (1) when the
             334      person has failed to comply with the terms stated on a traffic citation issued in this state, except
             335      this Subsection (2) does not apply to highway weight limit violations or violations of law


             336      governing the transportation of hazardous materials.
             337          (b) This Subsection (2) applies to parking and standing violations only if a court has
             338      issued a warrant for the arrest of a person for failure to post bail, appear, or otherwise satisfy
             339      the terms of the citation.
             340          (c) (i) This Subsection (2) may not be exercised unless notice of the pending
             341      suspension of the driving privilege has been sent at least 10 days previously to the person at the
             342      address provided to the division.
             343          (ii) After clearance by the division, a report authorized by Section 53-3-104 may not
             344      contain any evidence of a suspension that occurred as a result of failure to comply with the
             345      terms stated on a traffic citation.
             346          (3) (a) The division may suspend the license of a person under Subsection (1) when the
             347      division has been notified by a court that the person has an outstanding unpaid fine, an
             348      outstanding incomplete restitution requirement, or an outstanding warrant levied by order of a
             349      court.
             350          (b) The suspension remains in effect until the division is notified by the court that the
             351      order has been satisfied.
             352          (c) After clearance by the division, a report authorized by Section 53-3-104 may not
             353      contain any evidence of the suspension.
             354          (d) The provisions of Subsection (3)(c) do not apply to:
             355          (i) a CDIP or CDL license holder; or
             356          (ii) a violation that occurred in a commercial motor vehicle.
             357          (4) (a) The division shall make rules establishing a point system as provided for in this
             358      Subsection (4).
             359          (b) (i) The division shall assign a number of points to each type of moving traffic
             360      violation as a measure of its seriousness.
             361          (ii) The points shall be based upon actual relationships between types of traffic
             362      violations and motor vehicle traffic accidents.
             363          (iii) Except as provided in Subsection (4)(b)(iv), the division may not assess points
             364      against a person's driving record for a conviction of a traffic violation:
             365          (A) that occurred in another state; and
             366          (B) that was committed on or after July 1, 2011.


             367          (iv) The provisions of Subsection (4)(b)(iii) do not apply to:
             368          (A) a reckless or impaired driving violation or a speeding violation for exceeding the
             369      posted speed limit by 21 or more miles per hour; or
             370          (B) an offense committed in another state which, if committed within Utah, would
             371      result in the mandatory suspension or revocation of a license upon conviction under Section
             372      53-3-220 .
             373          (c) Every person convicted of a traffic violation shall have assessed against the person's
             374      driving record the number of points that the division has assigned to the type of violation of
             375      which the person has been convicted, except that the number of points assessed shall be
             376      decreased by 10% if on the abstract of the court record of the conviction the court has graded
             377      the severity of violation as minimum, and shall be increased by 10% if on the abstract the court
             378      has graded the severity of violation as maximum.
             379          (d) (i) A separate procedure for assessing points for speeding offenses shall be
             380      established by the division based upon the severity of the offense.
             381          (ii) The severity of a speeding violation shall be graded as:
             382          (A) "minimum" for exceeding the posted speed limit by up to 10 miles per hour;
             383          (B) "intermediate" for exceeding the posted speed limit by from 11 to 20 miles per
             384      hour; and
             385          (C) "maximum" for exceeding the posted speed limit by 21 or more miles per hour.
             386          (iii) Consideration shall be made for assessment of no points on minimum speeding
             387      violations, except for speeding violations in school zones.
             388          (e) (i) Points assessed against a person's driving record shall be deleted for violations
             389      occurring before a time limit set by the division.
             390          (ii) The time limit may not exceed three years.
             391          (iii) The division may also delete points to reward violation-free driving for periods of
             392      time set by the division.
             393          (f) (i) By publication in two newspapers having general circulation throughout the
             394      state, the division shall give notice of the number of points it has assigned to each type of
             395      traffic violation, the time limit set by the division for the deletion of points, and the point level
             396      at which the division will generally take action to deny or suspend under this section.
             397          (ii) The division may not change any of the information provided above regarding


             398      points without first giving new notice in the same manner.
             399          (5) (a) (i) Upon denying or suspending the license of a person under this section, the
             400      division shall immediately notify the licensee in a manner specified by the division and afford
             401      him an opportunity for a hearing in the county where the licensee resides.
             402          (ii) The hearing shall be documented, and the division or its authorized agent may
             403      administer oaths, may issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and the production of
             404      relevant books and papers, and may require a reexamination of the licensee.
             405          (iii) One or more members of the division may conduct the hearing, and any decision
             406      made after a hearing before any number of the members of the division is as valid as if made
             407      after a hearing before the full membership of the division.
             408          (iv) After the hearing the division shall either rescind its order of denial or suspension,
             409      extend the denial or suspension of the license, or revoke the license.
             410          (b) The denial or suspension of the license remains in effect pending qualifications
             411      determined by the division regarding a person:
             412          (i) whose license has been denied or suspended following reexamination;
             413          (ii) who is incompetent to drive a motor vehicle;
             414          (iii) who is afflicted with mental or physical infirmities that might make him dangerous
             415      on the highways; or
             416          (iv) who may not have the necessary knowledge or skill to drive a motor vehicle safely.
             417          (6) (a) Subject to Subsection (6)(d), the division shall suspend a person's license when
             418      the division receives notice from the Office of Recovery Services that the Office of Recovery
             419      Services has ordered the suspension of the person's license.
             420          (b) A suspension under Subsection (6)(a) shall remain in effect until the division
             421      receives notice from the Office of Recovery Services that the Office of Recovery Services has
             422      rescinded the order of suspension.
             423          (c) After an order of suspension is rescinded under Subsection (6)(b), a report
             424      authorized by Section 53-3-104 may not contain any evidence of the suspension.
             425          (d) (i) If the division suspends a person's license under this Subsection (6), the division
             426      shall, upon application, issue a temporary limited driver license to the person if that person
             427      needs a driver license for employment, education, or child visitation.
             428          (ii) The temporary limited driver license described in this section:


             429          (A) shall provide that the person may operate a motor vehicle only for the purpose of
             430      driving to or from the person's place of employment, education, or child visitation;
             431          (B) shall prohibit the person from driving a motor vehicle for any purpose other than a
             432      purpose described in Subsection (6)(d)(ii)(A); and
             433          (C) shall expire 90 days after the day on which the temporary limited driver license is
             434      issued.
             435          (iii) (A) During the period beginning on the day on which a temporary limited driver
             436      license is issued under this Subsection (6), and ending on the day that the temporary limited
             437      driver license expires, the suspension described in this Subsection (6) only applies if the person
             438      who is suspended operates a motor vehicle for a purpose other than employment, education, or
             439      child visitation.
             440          (B) Upon expiration of a temporary limited driver license described in this Subsection
             441      (6)(d):
             442          (I) a suspension described in Subsection (6)(a) shall be in full effect until the division
             443      receives notice, under Subsection (6)(b), that the order of suspension is rescinded; and
             444          (II) a person suspended under Subsection (6)(a) may not drive a motor vehicle for any
             445      reason.
             446          (iv) The division is not required to issue a limited driver license to a person under this
             447      Subsection (6)(d) if there are other legal grounds for the suspension of the person's driver
             448      license.
             449          (v) The division shall make rules, in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             450      Administrative Rulemaking Act, to implement the provisions of this part.
             451          (7) (a) The division may suspend or revoke the license of any resident of this state
             452      upon receiving notice of the conviction of that person in another state of an offense committed
             453      there that, if committed in this state, would be grounds for the suspension or revocation of a
             454      license.
             455          (b) The division may, upon receiving a record of the conviction in this state of a
             456      nonresident driver of a motor vehicle or motorboat of any offense under the motor vehicle laws
             457      of this state, forward a certified copy of the record to the motor vehicle administrator in the
             458      state where the person convicted is a resident.
             459          (8) (a) The division may suspend or revoke the license of any nonresident to drive a


             460      motor vehicle in this state for any cause for which the license of a resident driver may be
             461      suspended or revoked.
             462          (b) Any nonresident who drives a motor vehicle upon a highway when the person's
             463      license has been suspended or revoked by the division is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
             464          (9) (a) The division may not deny or suspend the license of any person for a period of
             465      more than one year except:
             466          (i) for failure to comply with the terms of a traffic citation under Subsection (2);
             467          (ii) upon receipt of a second or subsequent order suspending juvenile driving privileges
             468      under Section 53-3-219 ;
             469          (iii) when extending a denial or suspension upon receiving certain records or reports
             470      under Subsection 53-3-220 (2);
             471          (iv) for failure to give and maintain owner's or operator's security under Section
             472      41-12a-411 ;
             473          (v) when the division suspends the license under Subsection (6); or
             474          (vi) when the division denies the license under Subsection (14).
             475          (b) The division may suspend the license of a person under Subsection (2) until the
             476      person shows satisfactory evidence of compliance with the terms of the traffic citation.
             477          (10) (a) By following the emergency procedures in Title 63G, Chapter 4,
             478      Administrative Procedures Act, the division may immediately suspend the license of any
             479      person without hearing and without receiving a record of the person's conviction for a crime
             480      when the division has reason to believe that the person's license was granted by the division
             481      through error or fraud or that the necessary consent for the license has been withdrawn or is
             482      terminated.
             483          (b) The procedure upon suspension is the same as under Subsection (5), except that
             484      after the hearing the division shall either rescind its order of suspension or cancel the license.
             485          (11) (a) The division, having good cause to believe that a licensed driver is
             486      incompetent or otherwise not qualified to be licensed, may upon notice in a manner specified
             487      by the division of at least five days to the licensee require him to submit to an examination.
             488          (b) Upon the conclusion of the examination the division may suspend or revoke the
             489      person's license, permit him to retain the license, or grant a license subject to a restriction
             490      imposed in accordance with Section 53-3-208 .


             491          (c) Refusal or neglect of the licensee to submit to an examination is grounds for
             492      suspension or revocation of the licensee's license.
             493          (12) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (12)(b), a report authorized by Section
             494      53-3-104 may not contain any evidence of a conviction for speeding on an interstate system in
             495      this state if the conviction was for a speed of 10 miles per hour or less, above the posted speed
             496      limit and did not result in an accident, unless authorized in a manner specified by the division
             497      by the individual whose report is being requested.
             498          (b) The provisions of Subsection (12)(a) do not apply for:
             499          (i) a CDIP or CDL license holder; or
             500          (ii) a violation that occurred in a commercial motor vehicle.
             501          (13) (a) By following the emergency procedures in Title 63G, Chapter 4,
             502      Administrative Procedures Act, the division may immediately suspend the license of a person
             503      if it has reason to believe that the person is the owner of a motor vehicle for which security is
             504      required under Title 41, Chapter 12a, Financial Responsibility of Motor Vehicle Owners and
             505      Operators Act, and has driven the motor vehicle or permitted it to be driven within this state
             506      without the security being in effect.
             507          (b) The division may immediately suspend a driving privilege card holder's driving
             508      privilege card if the division receives notification from the Motor Vehicle Division that:
             509          (i) the driving privilege card holder is the registered owner of a vehicle; and
             510          (ii) the driving privilege card holder's vehicle registration has been revoked under
             511      Subsection 41-1a-110 (2)(a)(ii)(A).
             512          (c) Section 41-12a-411 regarding the requirement of proof of owner's or operator's
             513      security applies to persons whose driving privileges are suspended under this Subsection (13).
             514          (d) If the division exercises the right of immediate suspension granted under this
             515      Subsection (13), the notice and hearing provisions of Subsection (5) apply.
             516          (e) A person whose license suspension has been sustained or whose license has been
             517      revoked by the division under this Subsection (13) may file a request for agency action
             518      requesting a hearing.
             519          (14) The division may deny an individual's license if the person fails to comply with
             520      the requirement to downgrade the person's CDL to a class D license under Section 53-3-410.1 .
             521          (15) The division may deny a person's class A, B, C, or D license if the person fails to


             522      comply with the requirement to have a K restriction removed from the person's license.
             523          (16) Any suspension or revocation of a person's license under this section also
             524      disqualifies any license issued to that person under Part 4, Uniform Commercial Driver License
             525      Act.
             526          Section 4. Section 53-3-402 is amended to read:
             527           53-3-402. Definitions.
             528          As used in this part:
             529          (1) "Alcohol" means any substance containing any form of alcohol, including ethanol,
             530      methanol, propanol, and isopropanol.
             531          (2) "Alcohol concentration" means the number of grams of alcohol per:
             532          (a) 100 milliliters of blood;
             533          (b) 210 liters of breath; or
             534          (c) 67 milliliters of urine.
             535          [(3) "Commercial driver instruction permit" or "CDIP" means a permit issued under
             536      Section 53-3-408 .]
             537          [(4)] (3) "Commercial driver license information system" or "CDLIS" means the
             538      information system established under Title XII, Pub. L. 99-570, the Commercial Motor Vehicle
             539      Safety Act of 1986, as a clearinghouse for information related to the licensing and
             540      identification of commercial motor vehicle drivers.
             541          [(5)] (4) "Controlled substance" means any substance so classified under Section
             542      102(6) of the Controlled Substance Act, 21 U.S.C. 802(6), and includes all substances listed on
             543      the current Schedules I through V of 21 C.F.R., Part 1308 as they may be revised from time to
             544      time.
             545          [(6)] (5) "Employee" means any driver of a commercial motor vehicle, including:
             546          (a) full-time, regularly employed drivers;
             547          (b) casual, intermittent, or occasional drivers;
             548          (c) leased drivers; and
             549          (d) independent, owner-operator contractors while in the course of driving a
             550      commercial motor vehicle who are either directly employed by or under lease to an employer.
             551          [(7)] (6) "Employer" means any individual or person including the United States, a
             552      state, or a political subdivision of a state, who owns or leases a commercial motor vehicle, or


             553      assigns an individual to drive a commercial motor vehicle.
             554          [(8)] (7) "Felony" means any offense under state or federal law that is punishable by
             555      death or imprisonment for a term of more than one year.
             556          [(9)] (8) "Foreign jurisdiction" means any jurisdiction other than the United States or a
             557      state of the United States.
             558          [(10)] (9) "Gross vehicle weight rating" or "GVWR" means the value specified by the
             559      manufacturer as the maximum loaded weight of a single vehicle or GVWR of a combination or
             560      articulated vehicle, and includes the GVWR of the power unit plus the total weight of all towed
             561      units and the loads on those units.
             562          [(11)] (10) "Hazardous material" has the same meaning as defined under 49 C.F.R.
             563      Sec. 383.5.
             564          [(12)] (11) "Imminent hazard" means the existence of a condition, practice, or violation
             565      that presents a substantial likelihood that death, serious illness, severe personal injury, or a
             566      substantial endangerment to health, property, or the environment is expected to occur
             567      immediately, or before the condition, practice, or violation can be abated.
             568          [(13)] (12) "Medical certification status" means the medical certification of a
             569      commercial driver license holder or commercial motor vehicle operator in any of the following
             570      categories:
             571          (a) Non-excepted interstate. A person shall certify that the person:
             572          (i) operates or expects to operate in interstate commerce;
             573          (ii) is both subject to and meets the qualification requirements under 49 C.F.R. Part
             574      391; and
             575          (iii) is required to obtain a medical examiner's certificate under 49 C.F.R. Sec. 391.45.
             576          (b) Excepted interstate. A person shall certify that the person:
             577          (i) operates or expects to operate in interstate commerce, but engages exclusively in
             578      transportation or operations excepted under 49 C.F.R. Sec. 390.3(f), 391.2, 391.68, or 398.3
             579      from all or parts of the qualification requirements of 49 C.F.R. Part 391; and
             580          (ii) is not required to obtain a medical examiner's certificate under 49 C.F.R. Sec.
             581      391.45.
             582          (c) Non-excepted intrastate. A person shall certify that the person:
             583          (i) operates only in intrastate commerce; and


             584          (ii) is subject to state driver qualification requirements under Sections 53-3-303.5 ,
             585      53-3-304 , and 53-3-414 .
             586          (d) Excepted intrastate. A person shall certify that the person:
             587          (i) operates in intrastate commerce; and
             588          (ii) engages exclusively in transportation or operations excepted from all parts of the
             589      state driver qualification requirements.
             590          [(14)] (13) "NDR" means the National Driver Register.
             591          [(15)] (14) "Nonresident CDL" means a commercial driver license issued by a state to
             592      an individual who resides in a foreign jurisdiction.
             593          [(16)] (15) "Out-of-service order" means a temporary prohibition against driving a
             594      commercial motor vehicle.
             595          [(17)] (16) "Port-of-entry agent" has the same meaning as provided in Section
             596      72-1-102 .
             597          [(18)] (17) "Serious traffic violation" means a conviction of any of the following:
             598          (a) speeding 15 or more miles per hour above the posted speed limit;
             599          (b) reckless driving as defined by state or local law;
             600          (c) improper or erratic traffic lane changes;
             601          (d) following the vehicle ahead too closely;
             602          (e) any other motor vehicle traffic law which arises in connection with a fatal traffic
             603      accident;
             604          (f) operating a commercial motor vehicle without a CDL or a CDIP;
             605          (g) operating a commercial motor vehicle without the proper class of CDL or CDL
             606      endorsement for the type of vehicle group being operated or for the passengers or cargo being
             607      transported;
             608          (h) operating a commercial motor vehicle without a CDL or CDIP license certificate in
             609      the driver's possession in violation of Section 53-3-404 ;
             610          (i) using a handheld wireless communication device in violation of Section 41-6a-1716
             611      while operating a commercial motor vehicle; or
             612          (j) using a hand-held mobile telephone while operating a commercial motor vehicle in
             613      violation of 49 C.F.R. Sec. 392.82.
             614          [(19)] (18) "State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, any


             615      province or territory of Canada, or Mexico.
             616          [(20)] (19) "United States" means the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
             617          Section 5. Section 53-3-410.1 is amended to read:
             618           53-3-410.1. Medical certification requirements.
             619          (1) A person whose medical certification status is:
             620          (a) "non-excepted interstate" under Subsection 53-3-402 [(13)](12)(a) is required to
             621      provide the division a medical self certification and an updated medical examiner's certificate
             622      under 49 C.F.R. Sec. 391.45 upon request by the division;
             623          (b) "excepted interstate" under Subsection 53-3-402 [(13)](12)(b) is required to provide
             624      to the division a medical self certification upon request by the division;
             625          (c) "non-excepted intrastate" under Subsection 53-3-402 [(13)](12)(c) is required to,
             626      upon request by the division:
             627          (i) provide to the division a medical self certification; and
             628          (ii) comply with the requirements of Section 53-3-303.5 ; or
             629          (d) "excepted intrastate" under Subsection 53-3-402 [(13)](12)(b) is required to, upon
             630      request by the division:
             631          (i) provide to the division a medical self certification; and
             632          (ii) (A) provide to the division an updated medical examiner's certificate under 49
             633      C.F.R. Sec. 391.45; or
             634          (B) comply with the requirements of Section 53-3-303.5 .
             635          (2) A request by the division for a person to comply with Subsection (1) shall
             636      correspond with the expiration of the previously submitted medical examiner's certificate.
             637          (3) If a person fails to comply with a request under this section, the person shall be
             638      required to downgrade the person's CDL to a class D license.
             639          (4) Failure to comply with the requirement of this section shall result in the denial of
             640      the license under Section 53-3-221 .
             641          Section 6. Section 53-3-420 is amended to read:
             642           53-3-420. Driver's driving record available for certain purposes.
             643          The division shall provide [full information regarding the driving record] the CDL
             644      MVR of any holder of a CDIP or CDL within 10 days of a request to:
             645          [(1) the driver license administrator of any other state requesting that information;]


             646          (1) another state via the commercial driver license information system;
             647          (2) [any employer or prospective employer of a person to drive a commercial motor
             648      vehicle] a motor carrier or prospective motor carrier with a release that includes the notarized
             649      signature of the subject of the record granting disclosure of the record upon request and
             650      payment of a fee under Section 53-3-105 ;
             651          (3) [insurers of commercial motor vehicle drivers] the subject of the record upon
             652      request and payment of a fee under Section 53-3-105 ; and
             653          (4) the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation.
             654          Section 7. Section 53-3-709 is amended to read:
             655           53-3-709. Amendment of compact.
             656          (1) (a) This compact may be amended from time to time.
             657          (b) Amendments shall be presented in resolution form to the chairman of the board of
             658      compact administrators and may be initiated by one or more party jurisdictions.
             659          (2) Adoption of an amendment requires endorsement of all party jurisdictions and
             660      becomes effective 30 days after the date of the last endorsement.
             661          (3) (a) Failure of a party jurisdiction to respond to the compact chairman within 120
             662      days after receipt of the proposed amendment constitutes endorsement.
             663          (b) A report authorized by Section 53-3-104 may not contain any evidence of a
             664      suspension that occurred as a result of failure to comply with the requirements of this part.
             665          (c) The provisions of Subsection (3)(b) do not apply to:
             666          (i) a CDIP or CDL license holder; or
             667          (ii) a violation that occurred in a commercial motor vehicle.
             668          Section 8. Section 72-9-107 is amended to read:
             669           72-9-107. Medical exemptions for farm vehicle operators.
             670          Except as provided in Section 53-3-206 , an operator of a farm vehicle or combination
             671      of farm vehicles is exempt from additional requirements for physical qualifications, medical
             672      examinations, and medical certification if the farm vehicle or combination of farm vehicles
             673      being operated is:
             674          (1) under 26,001 pounds gross vehicle weight rating;
             675          (2) not operated as a commercial motor vehicle in accordance with Subsection
             676      53-3-102 [(4)](6)(b)(ii); and


             677          (3) not operated as an interstate commercial motor vehicle.
             678          Section 9. Effective date.
             679          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2014.


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