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H.B. 137

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AMENDMENTS TO DRIVER LICENSE SANCTIONS FOR

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ALCOHOL OR DRUG RELATED OFFENSES

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2014 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: John Knotwell

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Senate Sponsor: ____________

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies provisions relating to driver license suspension requirements for
             11      certain alcohol related offenses.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    reduces the driver license suspension periods for a violation of certain alcohol or
             15      drug related offenses;
             16          .    authorizes a court to reduce the driver license suspension period for certain alcohol
             17      or drug related offenses if the driver license sanction was imposed prior to the
             18      effective date of this bill; and
             19          .    makes conforming changes.
             20      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             21          None
             22      Other Special Clauses:
             23          This bill provides revisor instructions.
             24      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             25      AMENDS:
             26           32B-4-409 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 276
             27           32B-4-410 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 276


             28           53-3-219 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 276
             29           53-3-221 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 411
             30           76-9-701 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 390
             31           78A-6-606 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 276
             32      Utah Code Sections Affected by Revisor Instructions:
             33           32B-4-409 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 276
             34           32B-4-410 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 276
             35           53-3-219 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 276
             36           76-9-701 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 390
             37           78A-6-606 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 276
             38     
             39      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             40          Section 1. Section 32B-4-409 is amended to read:
             41           32B-4-409. Unlawful purchase, possession, consumption by minor -- Measurable
             42      amounts in body.
             43          (1) Unless specifically authorized by this title, it is unlawful for a minor to:
             44          (a) purchase an alcoholic product;
             45          (b) attempt to purchase an alcoholic product;
             46          (c) solicit another person to purchase an alcoholic product;
             47          (d) possess an alcoholic product;
             48          (e) consume an alcoholic product; or
             49          (f) have measurable blood, breath, or urine alcohol concentration in the minor's body.
             50          (2) It is unlawful for the purpose of purchasing or otherwise obtaining an alcoholic
             51      product for a minor for:
             52          (a) a minor to misrepresent the minor's age; or
             53          (b) any other person to misrepresent the age of a minor.
             54          (3) It is unlawful for a minor to possess or consume an alcoholic product while riding
             55      in a limousine or chartered bus.
             56          (4) If a minor is found by a court to have violated this section and the violation is the
             57      minor's second or subsequent violation of this section, the court:
             58          (a) shall order the minor to participate in an educational series as defined in Section


             59      41-6a-501 ; and
             60          (b) may order the minor to participate in a screening as defined in Section 41-6a-501 .
             61          (5) (a) When a minor who is at least 18 years old, but younger than 21 years old, is
             62      found by a court to have violated this section, except as provided in Section 32B-4-411 , the
             63      court hearing the case shall suspend the minor's driving privileges under Section 53-3-219 .
             64          (b) Notwithstanding the provision in Subsection (5)(a), the court may reduce the
             65      suspension period required under Section 53-3-219 if:
             66          (i) the violation is the minor's first violation of this section; and
             67          (ii) the minor completes an educational series as defined in Section 41-6a-501 .
             68          (c) Notwithstanding the requirement in Subsection (5)(a) and in accordance with the
             69      requirements of Section 53-3-219 , the court may reduce the suspension period required under
             70      Section 53-3-219 if the driver license sanction was imposed prior to the effective date of this
             71      bill for a violation of this section.
             72          (6) When a minor who is at least 13 years old, but younger than 18 years old, is found
             73      by the court to have violated this section, Section 78A-6-606 applies to the violation.
             74          (7) When a court issues an order suspending a person's driving privileges for a
             75      violation of this section, the Driver License Division shall suspend the person's license under
             76      Section 53-3-219 .
             77          (8) When the Department of Public Safety receives the arrest or conviction record of a
             78      person for a driving offense committed while the person's license is suspended pursuant to this
             79      section, the Department of Public Safety shall extend the suspension for an additional like
             80      period of time.
             81          (9) This section does not apply to a minor's consumption of an alcoholic product in
             82      accordance with this title:
             83          (a) for medicinal purposes if:
             84          (i) the minor is at least 18 years old; or
             85          (ii) the alcoholic product is furnished by:
             86          (A) the parent or guardian of the minor; or
             87          (B) the minor's health care practitioner, if the health care practitioner is authorized by
             88      law to write a prescription; or
             89          (b) as part of a religious organization's religious services.


             90          Section 2. Section 32B-4-410 is amended to read:
             91           32B-4-410. Unlawful admittance or attempt to gain admittance by minor.
             92          (1) It is unlawful for a minor to gain admittance or attempt to gain admittance to the
             93      premises of:
             94          (a) a tavern; or
             95          (b) a social club licensee, except to the extent authorized by Section 32B-6-406.1 .
             96          (2) A minor who violates this section is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
             97          (3) If a minor is found by a court to have violated this section and the violation is the
             98      minor's second or subsequent violation of this section, the court:
             99          (a) shall order the minor to participate in an educational series as defined in Section
             100      41-6a-501 ; and
             101          (b) may order the minor to participate in a screening as defined in Section 41-6a-501 .
             102          (4) (a) When a minor who is at least 18 years old, but younger than 21 years old, is
             103      found by a court to have violated this section, except as provided in Section 32B-4-411 , the
             104      court hearing the case shall suspend the minor's driving privileges under Section 53-3-219 .
             105          (b) Notwithstanding the provision in Subsection (4)(a), the court may reduce the
             106      suspension period required under Section 53-3-219 if:
             107          (i) the violation is the minor's first violation of this section; and
             108          (ii) the minor completes an educational series as defined in Section 41-6a-501 .
             109          (c) Notwithstanding the requirement in Subsection (4)(a) and in accordance with the
             110      requirements of Section 53-3-219 , the court may reduce the suspension period required under
             111      Section 53-3-219 if the driver license sanction was imposed prior to the effective date of this
             112      bill for a violation of this section.
             113          (5) When a minor who is at least 13 years old, but younger than 18 years old, is found
             114      by a court to have violated this section, Section 78A-6-606 applies to the violation.
             115          (6) When a court issues an order suspending a person's driving privileges for a
             116      violation of this section, the Driver License Division shall suspend the person's license under
             117      Section 53-3-219 .
             118          (7) When the Department of Public Safety receives the arrest or conviction record of a
             119      person for a driving offense committed while the person's license is suspended pursuant to this
             120      section, the Department of Public Safety shall extend the suspension for an additional like


             121      period of time.
             122          Section 3. Section 53-3-219 is amended to read:
             123           53-3-219. Suspension of minor's driving privileges.
             124          (1) The division shall immediately suspend all driving privileges of any person upon
             125      receipt of an order suspending driving privileges under Section 32B-4-409 , Section 32B-4-410 ,
             126      Subsection 76-9-701 (1), or Section 78A-6-606 .
             127          (2) (a) (i) [Except as provided in Subsection (2)(a)(ii), upon] Upon receipt of the first
             128      order suspending a person's driving privileges under Section 32B-4-409 , Section 32B-4-410 ,
             129      Subsection 76-9-701 (1), or Section 78A-6-606 [for a violation that was committed on or after
             130      July 1, 2009], the division shall:
             131          (A) impose a suspension for [a period of one year] six months;
             132          (B) if the person has not been issued an operator license, deny the person's application
             133      for a license or learner's permit for [a period of one year] six months; or
             134          (C) if the person is under the age of eligibility for a driver license, deny the person's
             135      application for a license or learner's permit beginning on the date of conviction and continuing
             136      for [one year] six months beginning on the date of eligibility for a driver license.
             137          (ii) Upon receipt of the first order suspending a person's driving privileges under this
             138      section, the division shall reduce the suspension period under Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A), (B), or
             139      (C) if ordered by the court in accordance with Subsection 32B-4-409 (5)(b), 32B-4-410 (4)(b),
             140      76-9-701 (4)(b), or 78A-6-606 (3)(b).
             141          (iii) Upon receipt of the first order suspending a person's driving privileges under
             142      Section 32B-4-409 , Section 32B-4-410 , Subsection 76-9-701 (1), or Section 78A-6-606 , the
             143      division shall reduce the suspension period for a driver license sanction imposed prior to the
             144      effective date of this bill to a suspension for a period of six months if ordered by the court in
             145      accordance with Subsection 32B-4-409 (5)(c), 32B-4-410 (4)(c), 76-9-701 (4)(c), or
             146      78A-6-606 (3)(c).
             147          (b) (i) Upon receipt of a second or subsequent order suspending a person's driving
             148      privileges under Section 32B-4-409 , Section 32B-4-410 , Subsection 76-9-701 (1), or Section
             149      78A-6-606 [for a violation that was committed on or after July 1, 2009], the division shall:
             150          [(i)] (A) impose a suspension for a period of [two years] one year; [or]
             151          [(ii)] (B) if the person has not been issued an operator license or is under the age of


             152      eligibility for a driver license, deny the person's application for a license or learner's permit for
             153      a period of [two years.] one year; or
             154          [(c) The Driver License Division shall impose a suspension for the suspension period
             155      in effect prior to July 1, 2009, if the order suspending driving privileges under Section
             156      32B-4-409 , Section 32B-4-410 , Subsection 76-9-701 (1), or Section 78A-6-606 is for a
             157      violation committed prior to July 1, 2009.]
             158          (C) if the person is under the age of eligibility for a driver license, deny the person's
             159      application for a license or learner's permit beginning on the date of conviction and continuing
             160      for one year beginning on the date of eligibility for a driver license.
             161          (ii) Upon receipt of the second or subsequent order suspending a person's driving
             162      privileges under Section 32B-4-409 , Section 32B-4-410 , Subsection 76-9-701 (1), or Section
             163      78A-6-606 , the division shall reduce the suspension period for a driver license sanction
             164      imposed prior to the effective date of this bill to a suspension for a period of one year if ordered
             165      by the court in accordance with Subsection 32B-4-409 (5)(c), 32B-4-410 (4)(c), 76-9-701 (4)(c),
             166      or 78A-6-606 (3)(c).
             167          (3) The Driver License Division shall subtract from any suspension or revocation
             168      period for a conviction of a violation of Section 32B-4-409 the number of days for which a
             169      license was previously suspended under Section 53-3-231 , if the previous sanction was based
             170      on the same occurrence upon which the record of conviction is based.
             171          (4) After reinstatement of the license described in Subsection (1), a report authorized
             172      under Section 53-3-104 may not contain evidence of the suspension of a minor's license under
             173      this section if the minor has not been convicted of any other offense for which the suspension
             174      under Subsection (1) may be extended.
             175          Section 4. Section 53-3-221 is amended to read:
             176           53-3-221. Offenses which may result in denial, suspension, disqualification, or
             177      revocation of license without hearing -- Additional grounds for suspension -- Point system
             178      for traffic violations -- Notice and hearing -- Reporting of traffic violation procedures.
             179          (1) By following the emergency procedures in Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative
             180      Procedures Act, the division may immediately deny, suspend, disqualify, or revoke the license
             181      of any person without hearing and without receiving a record of the person's conviction of
             182      crime when the division has been notified or has reason to believe the person:


             183          (a) has committed any offenses for which mandatory suspension or revocation of a
             184      license is required upon conviction under Section 53-3-220 ;
             185          (b) has, by reckless or unlawful driving of a motor vehicle, caused or contributed to an
             186      accident resulting in death or injury to any other person, or serious property damage;
             187          (c) is incompetent to drive a motor vehicle or is afflicted with mental or physical
             188      infirmities or disabilities rendering it unsafe for the person to drive a motor vehicle upon the
             189      highways;
             190          (d) has committed a serious violation of the motor vehicle laws of this state;
             191          (e) has knowingly committed a violation of Section 53-3-229 ; or
             192          (f) has been convicted of serious offenses against traffic laws governing the movement
             193      of motor vehicles with a frequency that indicates a disrespect for traffic laws and a disregard
             194      for the safety of other persons on the highways.
             195          (2) (a) The division may suspend the license of a person under Subsection (1) when the
             196      person has failed to comply with the terms stated on a traffic citation issued in this state, except
             197      this Subsection (2) does not apply to highway weight limit violations or violations of law
             198      governing the transportation of hazardous materials.
             199          (b) This Subsection (2) applies to parking and standing violations only if a court has
             200      issued a warrant for the arrest of a person for failure to post bail, appear, or otherwise satisfy
             201      the terms of the citation.
             202          (c) (i) This Subsection (2) may not be exercised unless notice of the pending
             203      suspension of the driving privilege has been sent at least 10 days previously to the person at the
             204      address provided to the division.
             205          (ii) After clearance by the division, a report authorized by Section 53-3-104 may not
             206      contain any evidence of a suspension that occurred as a result of failure to comply with the
             207      terms stated on a traffic citation.
             208          (3) (a) The division may suspend the license of a person under Subsection (1) when the
             209      division has been notified by a court that the person has an outstanding unpaid fine, an
             210      outstanding incomplete restitution requirement, or an outstanding warrant levied by order of a
             211      court.
             212          (b) The suspension remains in effect until the division is notified by the court that the
             213      order has been satisfied.


             214          (c) After clearance by the division, a report authorized by Section 53-3-104 may not
             215      contain any evidence of the suspension.
             216          (4) (a) The division shall make rules establishing a point system as provided for in this
             217      Subsection (4).
             218          (b) (i) The division shall assign a number of points to each type of moving traffic
             219      violation as a measure of its seriousness.
             220          (ii) The points shall be based upon actual relationships between types of traffic
             221      violations and motor vehicle traffic accidents.
             222          (iii) Except as provided in Subsection (4)(b)(iv), the division may not assess points
             223      against a person's driving record for a conviction of a traffic violation:
             224          (A) that occurred in another state; and
             225          (B) that was committed on or after July 1, 2011.
             226          (iv) The provisions of Subsection (4)(b)(iii) do not apply to:
             227          (A) a reckless or impaired driving violation or a speeding violation for exceeding the
             228      posted speed limit by 21 or more miles per hour; or
             229          (B) an offense committed in another state which, if committed within Utah, would
             230      result in the mandatory suspension or revocation of a license upon conviction under Section
             231      53-3-220 .
             232          (c) Every person convicted of a traffic violation shall have assessed against the person's
             233      driving record the number of points that the division has assigned to the type of violation of
             234      which the person has been convicted, except that the number of points assessed shall be
             235      decreased by 10% if on the abstract of the court record of the conviction the court has graded
             236      the severity of violation as minimum, and shall be increased by 10% if on the abstract the court
             237      has graded the severity of violation as maximum.
             238          (d) (i) A separate procedure for assessing points for speeding offenses shall be
             239      established by the division based upon the severity of the offense.
             240          (ii) The severity of a speeding violation shall be graded as:
             241          (A) "minimum" for exceeding the posted speed limit by up to 10 miles per hour;
             242          (B) "intermediate" for exceeding the posted speed limit by from 11 to 20 miles per
             243      hour; and
             244          (C) "maximum" for exceeding the posted speed limit by 21 or more miles per hour.


             245          (iii) Consideration shall be made for assessment of no points on minimum speeding
             246      violations, except for speeding violations in school zones.
             247          (e) (i) Points assessed against a person's driving record shall be deleted for violations
             248      occurring before a time limit set by the division.
             249          (ii) The time limit may not exceed three years.
             250          (iii) The division may also delete points to reward violation-free driving for periods of
             251      time set by the division.
             252          (f) (i) By publication in two newspapers having general circulation throughout the
             253      state, the division shall give notice of the number of points it has assigned to each type of
             254      traffic violation, the time limit set by the division for the deletion of points, and the point level
             255      at which the division will generally take action to deny or suspend under this section.
             256          (ii) The division may not change any of the information provided above regarding
             257      points without first giving new notice in the same manner.
             258          (5) (a) (i) Upon denying or suspending the license of a person under this section, the
             259      division shall immediately notify the licensee in a manner specified by the division and afford
             260      him an opportunity for a hearing in the county where the licensee resides.
             261          (ii) The hearing shall be documented, and the division or its authorized agent may
             262      administer oaths, may issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and the production of
             263      relevant books and papers, and may require a reexamination of the licensee.
             264          (iii) One or more members of the division may conduct the hearing, and any decision
             265      made after a hearing before any number of the members of the division is as valid as if made
             266      after a hearing before the full membership of the division.
             267          (iv) After the hearing the division shall either rescind its order of denial or suspension,
             268      extend the denial or suspension of the license, or revoke the license.
             269          (b) The denial or suspension of the license remains in effect pending qualifications
             270      determined by the division regarding a person:
             271          (i) whose license has been denied or suspended following reexamination;
             272          (ii) who is incompetent to drive a motor vehicle;
             273          (iii) who is afflicted with mental or physical infirmities that might make him dangerous
             274      on the highways; or
             275          (iv) who may not have the necessary knowledge or skill to drive a motor vehicle safely.


             276          (6) (a) Subject to Subsection (6)(d), the division shall suspend a person's license when
             277      the division receives notice from the Office of Recovery Services that the Office of Recovery
             278      Services has ordered the suspension of the person's license.
             279          (b) A suspension under Subsection (6)(a) shall remain in effect until the division
             280      receives notice from the Office of Recovery Services that the Office of Recovery Services has
             281      rescinded the order of suspension.
             282          (c) After an order of suspension is rescinded under Subsection (6)(b), a report
             283      authorized by Section 53-3-104 may not contain any evidence of the suspension.
             284          (d) (i) If the division suspends a person's license under this Subsection (6), the division
             285      shall, upon application, issue a temporary limited driver license to the person if that person
             286      needs a driver license for employment, education, or child visitation.
             287          (ii) The temporary limited driver license described in this section:
             288          (A) shall provide that the person may operate a motor vehicle only for the purpose of
             289      driving to or from the person's place of employment, education, or child visitation;
             290          (B) shall prohibit the person from driving a motor vehicle for any purpose other than a
             291      purpose described in Subsection (6)(d)(ii)(A); and
             292          (C) shall expire 90 days after the day on which the temporary limited driver license is
             293      issued.
             294          (iii) (A) During the period beginning on the day on which a temporary limited driver
             295      license is issued under this Subsection (6), and ending on the day that the temporary limited
             296      driver license expires, the suspension described in this Subsection (6) only applies if the person
             297      who is suspended operates a motor vehicle for a purpose other than employment, education, or
             298      child visitation.
             299          (B) Upon expiration of a temporary limited driver license described in this Subsection
             300      (6)(d):
             301          (I) a suspension described in Subsection (6)(a) shall be in full effect until the division
             302      receives notice, under Subsection (6)(b), that the order of suspension is rescinded; and
             303          (II) a person suspended under Subsection (6)(a) may not drive a motor vehicle for any
             304      reason.
             305          (iv) The division is not required to issue a limited driver license to a person under this
             306      Subsection (6)(d) if there are other legal grounds for the suspension of the person's driver


             307      license.
             308          (v) The division shall make rules, in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             309      Administrative Rulemaking Act, to implement the provisions of this part.
             310          (7) (a) The division may suspend or revoke the license of any resident of this state
             311      upon receiving notice of the conviction of that person in another state of an offense committed
             312      there that, if committed in this state, would be grounds for the suspension or revocation of a
             313      license.
             314          (b) The division may, upon receiving a record of the conviction in this state of a
             315      nonresident driver of a motor vehicle or motorboat of any offense under the motor vehicle laws
             316      of this state, forward a certified copy of the record to the motor vehicle administrator in the
             317      state where the person convicted is a resident.
             318          (8) (a) The division may suspend or revoke the license of any nonresident to drive a
             319      motor vehicle in this state for any cause for which the license of a resident driver may be
             320      suspended or revoked.
             321          (b) Any nonresident who drives a motor vehicle upon a highway when the person's
             322      license has been suspended or revoked by the division is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
             323          (9) (a) The division may not deny or suspend the license of any person for a period of
             324      more than one year except:
             325          (i) for failure to comply with the terms of a traffic citation under Subsection (2);
             326          [(ii) upon receipt of a second or subsequent order suspending juvenile driving
             327      privileges under Section 53-3-219 ;]
             328          [(iii)] (ii) when extending a denial or suspension upon receiving certain records or
             329      reports under Subsection 53-3-220 (2);
             330          [(iv)] (iii) for failure to give and maintain owner's or operator's security under Section
             331      41-12a-411 ;
             332          [(v)] (iv) when the division suspends the license under Subsection (6); or
             333          [(vi)] (v) when the division denies the license under Subsection (14).
             334          (b) The division may suspend the license of a person under Subsection (2) until the
             335      person shows satisfactory evidence of compliance with the terms of the traffic citation.
             336          (10) (a) By following the emergency procedures in Title 63G, Chapter 4,
             337      Administrative Procedures Act, the division may immediately suspend the license of any


             338      person without hearing and without receiving a record of the person's conviction for a crime
             339      when the division has reason to believe that the person's license was granted by the division
             340      through error or fraud or that the necessary consent for the license has been withdrawn or is
             341      terminated.
             342          (b) The procedure upon suspension is the same as under Subsection (5), except that
             343      after the hearing the division shall either rescind its order of suspension or cancel the license.
             344          (11) (a) The division, having good cause to believe that a licensed driver is
             345      incompetent or otherwise not qualified to be licensed, may upon notice in a manner specified
             346      by the division of at least five days to the licensee require him to submit to an examination.
             347          (b) Upon the conclusion of the examination the division may suspend or revoke the
             348      person's license, permit him to retain the license, or grant a license subject to a restriction
             349      imposed in accordance with Section 53-3-208 .
             350          (c) Refusal or neglect of the licensee to submit to an examination is grounds for
             351      suspension or revocation of the licensee's license.
             352          (12) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (12)(b), a report authorized by Section
             353      53-3-104 may not contain any evidence of a conviction for speeding on an interstate system in
             354      this state if the conviction was for a speed of 10 miles per hour or less, above the posted speed
             355      limit and did not result in an accident, unless authorized in a manner specified by the division
             356      by the individual whose report is being requested.
             357          (b) The provisions of Subsection (12)(a) do not apply for:
             358          (i) a CDL license holder; or
             359          (ii) a violation that occurred in a commercial motor vehicle.
             360          (13) (a) By following the emergency procedures in Title 63G, Chapter 4,
             361      Administrative Procedures Act, the division may immediately suspend the license of a person
             362      if it has reason to believe that the person is the owner of a motor vehicle for which security is
             363      required under Title 41, Chapter 12a, Financial Responsibility of Motor Vehicle Owners and
             364      Operators Act, and has driven the motor vehicle or permitted it to be driven within this state
             365      without the security being in effect.
             366          (b) The division may immediately suspend a driving privilege card holder's driving
             367      privilege card if the division receives notification from the Motor Vehicle Division that:
             368          (i) the driving privilege card holder is the registered owner of a vehicle; and


             369          (ii) the driving privilege card holder's vehicle registration has been revoked under
             370      Subsection 41-1a-110 (2)(a)(ii)(A).
             371          (c) Section 41-12a-411 regarding the requirement of proof of owner's or operator's
             372      security applies to persons whose driving privileges are suspended under this Subsection (13).
             373          (d) If the division exercises the right of immediate suspension granted under this
             374      Subsection (13), the notice and hearing provisions of Subsection (5) apply.
             375          (e) A person whose license suspension has been sustained or whose license has been
             376      revoked by the division under this Subsection (13) may file a request for agency action
             377      requesting a hearing.
             378          (14) The division may deny an individual's license if the person fails to comply with
             379      the requirement to downgrade the person's CDL to a class D license under Section 53-3-410.1 .
             380          (15) The division may deny a person's class A, B, C, or D license if the person fails to
             381      comply with the requirement to have a K restriction removed from the person's license.
             382          (16) Any suspension or revocation of a person's license under this section also
             383      disqualifies any license issued to that person under Part 4, Uniform Commercial Driver License
             384      Act.
             385          Section 5. Section 76-9-701 is amended to read:
             386           76-9-701. Intoxication -- Release of arrested person or placement in detoxification
             387      center.
             388          (1) A person is guilty of intoxication if the person is under the influence of alcohol, a
             389      controlled substance, or any substance having the property of releasing toxic vapors, to a
             390      degree that the person may endanger the person or another, in a public place or in a private
             391      place where the person unreasonably disturbs other persons.
             392          (2) (a) A peace officer or a magistrate may release from custody a person arrested
             393      under this section if the peace officer or magistrate believes imprisonment is unnecessary for
             394      the protection of the person or another.
             395          (b) A peace officer may take the arrested person to a detoxification center or other
             396      special facility as an alternative to incarceration or release from custody.
             397          (3) If a minor is found by a court to have violated this section and the violation is the
             398      minor's second or subsequent violation of this section, the court:
             399          (a) shall order the minor to participate in an educational series as defined in Section


             400      41-6a-501 ; and
             401          (b) may order the minor to participate in a screening as defined in Section 41-6a-501 .
             402          (4) (a) When a minor who is at least 18 years old, but younger than 21 years old, is
             403      found by a court to have violated this section, the court hearing the case shall suspend the
             404      minor's driving privileges under Section 53-3-219 .
             405          (b) Notwithstanding the requirement in Subsection (4)(a), the court may reduce the
             406      suspension period required under Section 53-3-219 if:
             407          (i) the violation is the minor's first violation of this section; and
             408          (ii) the minor completes an educational series as defined in Section 41-6a-501 .
             409          (c) Notwithstanding the requirement in Subsection (4)(a) and in accordance with the
             410      requirements of Section 53-3-219 , the court may reduce the suspension period required under
             411      Section 53-3-219 if the driver license sanction was imposed prior to the effective date of this
             412      bill for a violation of this section.
             413          (5) When a person who is at least 13 years old, but younger than 18 years old, is found
             414      by a court to have violated this section, the provisions regarding suspension of the driver's
             415      license under Section 78A-6-606 apply to the violation.
             416          (6) When the court issues an order suspending a person's driving privileges for a
             417      violation of this section, the person's driver license shall be suspended under Section 53-3-219 .
             418          (7) An offense under this section is a class C misdemeanor.
             419          Section 6. Section 78A-6-606 is amended to read:
             420           78A-6-606. Suspension of license for certain offenses.
             421          (1) This section applies to a minor who is at least 13 years of age when found by the
             422      court to be within its jurisdiction by the commission of an offense under:
             423          (a) Section 32B-4-409 ;
             424          (b) Section 32B-4-410 ;
             425          (c) Section 32B-4-411 ;
             426          (d) Section 58-37-8 ;
             427          (e) Title 58, Chapter 37a, Utah Drug Paraphernalia Act;
             428          (f) Title 58, Chapter 37b, Imitation Controlled Substances Act; or
             429          (g) Subsection 76-9-701 (1).
             430          (2) If the court hearing the case determines that the minor committed an offense under


             431      Section 58-37-8 or Title 58, Chapter 37a or 37b, the court shall prepare and send to the Driver
             432      License Division of the Department of Public Safety an order to suspend that minor's driving
             433      privileges.
             434          (3) (a) The court hearing the case shall suspend the minor's driving privileges if:
             435          (i) the minor violated Section 32B-4-409 , Section 32B-4-410 , or Subsection
             436      76-9-701 (1); and
             437          (ii) the violation described in Subsection (3)(a)(i) was committed on or after July 1,
             438      2009.
             439          (b) Notwithstanding the requirement in Subsection (3)(a), the court may reduce the
             440      suspension period required under Section 53-3-219 if:
             441          (i) the violation is the minor's first violation of Section 32B-4-409 , Section 32B-4-410 ,
             442      or Subsection 76-9-701 (1); and
             443          (ii) the minor completes an educational series as defined in Section 41-6a-501 .
             444          [(c) The suspension periods and requirements that were in effect prior to July 1, 2009,
             445      apply:]
             446          [(i) to a minor that violated Section 32B-4-409 , Section 32B-4-410 , or Subsection
             447      76-9-701 (1); and]
             448          [(ii) for a violation that was committed prior to July 1, 2009.]
             449          (c) Notwithstanding the requirement in Subsection (3)(a) and in accordance with the
             450      requirements of Section 53-3-219 , the court may reduce the suspension period required under
             451      Section 53-3-219 if the driver license sanction was imposed prior to the effective date of this
             452      bill for a violation of Section 32B-4-409 , Section 32B-4-410 , Subsection 76-9-701 (1), or the
             453      offenses described in Subsections (1)(d), (e), and (f).
             454          (d) If a minor commits a proof of age violation, as defined in Section 32B-4-411 :
             455          (i) the court shall forward a record of adjudication to the Department of Public Safety
             456      for a first or subsequent violation; and
             457          (ii) the minor's driving privileges will be suspended:
             458          (A) for a period of at least one year under Section 53-3-220 for a first conviction for a
             459      violation of Section 32B-4-411 ; or
             460          (B) for a period of two years for a second or subsequent conviction for a violation of
             461      Section 32B-4-411 .


             462          (4) A minor's license shall be suspended under Section 53-3-219 when a court issues
             463      an order suspending the minor's driving privileges for a violation of:
             464          (a) Section 32B-4-409 ;
             465          (b) Section 32B-4-410 ;
             466          (c) Section 58-37-8 ;
             467          (d) Title 58, Chapter 37a or 37b; or
             468          (e) Subsection 76-9-701 (1).
             469          (5) When the Department of Public Safety receives the arrest or conviction record of a
             470      person for a driving offense committed while the person's license is suspended under this
             471      section, the Department of Public Safety shall extend the suspension for a like period of time.
             472          Section 7. Revisor instructions.
             473          The Legislature intends that the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, in
             474      preparing the Utah Code database for publication, replace the phrase "the effective date of this
             475      bill" in Sections 32B-4-409 , 32B-4-410 , 53-3-219 , 76-9-701 , and 78B-6-606 in this bill with
             476      the actual effective date of this bill.




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