This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 5:31 PM by lsjones.
Representative Kraig Powell proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Kraig Powell

Senate Sponsor: Kevin T. Van Tassell


8     General Description:
9          This bill provides a higher fee to be charged for inspection of heavy vehicles.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     defines heavy vehicle;
13          ▸     provides a higher fee to be charged for the inspection of heavy vehicles; and
14          ▸     makes technical changes.
15     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16          None
17     Other Special Clauses:
18          None
19     Utah Code Sections Affected:
20     AMENDS:
21          41-6a-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2014, Chapters 104 and 229
22          53-8-206, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2015, Chapter 429

24     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25          Section 1. Section 41-6a-102 is amended to read:

26          41-6a-102. Definitions.
27          As used in this chapter:
28          (1) "Alley" means a street or highway intended to provide access to the rear or side of
29     lots or buildings in urban districts and not intended for through vehicular traffic.
30          (2) "All-terrain type I vehicle" has the same meaning as defined in Section 41-22-2.
31          (3) "Authorized emergency vehicle" includes:
32          (a) fire department vehicles;
33          (b) police vehicles;
34          (c) ambulances; and
35          (d) other publicly or privately owned vehicles as designated by the commissioner of the
36     Department of Public Safety.
37          (4) (a) "Bicycle" means a wheeled vehicle:
38          (i) propelled by human power by feet or hands acting upon pedals or cranks;
39          (ii) with a seat or saddle designed for the use of the operator;
40          (iii) designed to be operated on the ground; and
41          (iv) whose wheels are not less than 14 inches in diameter.
42          (b) "Bicycle" includes an electric assisted bicycle.
43          (c) "Bicycle" does not include scooters and similar devices.
44          (5) (a) "Bus" means a motor vehicle:
45          (i) designed for carrying more than 15 passengers and used for the transportation of
46     persons; or
47          (ii) designed and used for the transportation of persons for compensation.
48          (b) "Bus" does not include a taxicab.
49          (6) (a) "Circular intersection" means an intersection that has an island, generally
50     circular in design, located in the center of the intersection where traffic passes to the right of
51     the island.
52          (b) "Circular intersection" includes:
53          (i) roundabouts;
54          (ii) rotaries; and
55          (iii) traffic circles.
56          (7) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.

57          (8) "Controlled-access highway" means a highway, street, or roadway:
58          (a) designed primarily for through traffic; and
59          (b) to or from which owners or occupants of abutting lands and other persons have no
60     legal right of access, except at points as determined by the highway authority having
61     jurisdiction over the highway, street, or roadway.
62          (9) "Crosswalk" means:
63          (a) that part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the
64     lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from:
65          (i) (A) the curbs; or
66          (B) in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway; and
67          (ii) in the absence of a sidewalk on one side of the roadway, that part of a roadway
68     included within the extension of the lateral lines of the existing sidewalk at right angles to the
69     centerline; or
70          (b) any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for
71     pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.
72          (10) "Department" means the Department of Public Safety.
73          (11) "Direct supervision" means oversight at a distance within which:
74          (a) visual contact is maintained; and
75          (b) advice and assistance can be given and received.
76          (12) "Divided highway" means a highway divided into two or more roadways by:
77          (a) an unpaved intervening space;
78          (b) a physical barrier; or
79          (c) a clearly indicated dividing section constructed to impede vehicular traffic.
80          (13) "Electric assisted bicycle" means a moped:
81          (a) with an electric motor with a power output of not more than 1,000 watts; and
82          (b) which is not capable of:
83          (i) propelling the device at a speed of more than 20 miles per hour on level ground
84     when:
85          (A) powered solely by the electric motor; and
86          (B) operated by a person who weighs 170 pounds; and
87          (ii) increasing the speed of the device when human power is used to propel the device

88     at more than 20 miles per hour;
89          (c) has fully operable pedals on permanently affixed cranks; and
90          (d) weighs less than 75 pounds.
91          (14) (a) "Electric personal assistive mobility device" means a self-balancing device
92     with:
93          (i) two nontandem wheels in contact with the ground;
94          (ii) a system capable of steering and stopping the unit under typical operating
95     conditions;
96          (iii) an electric propulsion system with average power of one horsepower or 750 watts;
97          (iv) a maximum speed capacity on a paved, level surface of 12.5 miles per hour; and
98          (v) a deck design for a person to stand while operating the device.
99          (b) "Electric personal assistive mobility device" does not include a wheelchair.
100          (15) "Explosives" means any chemical compound or mechanical mixture commonly
101     used or intended for the purpose of producing an explosion and that contains any oxidizing and
102     combustive units or other ingredients in proportions, quantities, or packing so that an ignition
103     by fire, friction, concussion, percussion, or detonator of any part of the compound or mixture
104     may cause a sudden generation of highly heated gases, and the resultant gaseous pressures are
105     capable of producing destructive effects on contiguous objects or of causing death or serious
106     bodily injury.
107          (16) "Farm tractor" means a motor vehicle designed and used primarily as a farm
108     implement, for drawing plows, mowing machines, and other implements of husbandry.
109          (17) "Flammable liquid" means a liquid that has a flashpoint of 100 degrees F. or less,
110     as determined by a tagliabue or equivalent closed-cup test device.
111          (18) "Freeway" means a controlled-access highway that is part of the interstate system
112     as defined in Section 72-1-102.
113          (19) (a) "Full-sized all-terrain vehicle" means any recreational vehicle designed for and
114     capable of travel over unimproved terrain:
115          (i) traveling on four or more tires;
116          (ii) having a width that, when measured at the widest point of the vehicle:
117          (A) is not less than 55 inches; or
118          (B) does not exceed 92 inches;

119          (iii) having an unladen dry weight of 6,500 pounds or less;
120          (iv) having a maximum seat height of 50 inches when measured at the forward edge of
121     the seat bottom; and
122          (v) having a steering wheel for control.
123          (b) "Full-sized all-terrain vehicle" does not include:
124          (i) all-terrain type I vehicle;
125          (ii) a utility type vehicle;
126          (iii) a motorcycle; or
127          (iv) a snowmobile as defined in Section 41-22-2.
128          (20) "Gore area" means the area delineated by two solid white lines that is between a
129     continuing lane of a through roadway and a lane used to enter or exit the continuing lane
130     including similar areas between merging or splitting highways.
131          (21) "Gross weight" means the weight of a vehicle without a load plus the weight of
132     any load on the vehicle.
133          (22) "Heavy vehicle" means any Ĥ→ [
motor] ←Ĥ vehicle:
134          (a) with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or greater; or
135          (b) that has an air braking system.
136          [(22)] (23) "Highway" means the entire width between property lines of every way or
137     place of any nature when any part of it is open to the use of the public as a matter of right for
138     vehicular travel.
139          [(23)] (24) "Highway authority" has the same meaning as defined in Section 72-1-102.
140          [(24)] (25) (a) "Intersection" means the area embraced within the prolongation or
141     connection of the lateral curblines, or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways
142     of two or more highways which join one another.
143          (b) Where a highway includes two roadways 30 feet or more apart:
144          (i) every crossing of each roadway of the divided highway by an intersecting highway
145     is a separate intersection; and
146          (ii) if the intersecting highway also includes two roadways 30 feet or more apart, then
147     every crossing of two roadways of the highways is a separate intersection.
148          (c) "Intersection" does not include the junction of an alley with a street or highway.
149          [(25)] (26) "Island" means an area between traffic lanes or at an intersection for control

150     of vehicle movements or for pedestrian refuge designated by:
151          (a) pavement markings, which may include an area designated by two solid yellow
152     lines surrounding the perimeter of the area;
153          (b) channelizing devices;
154          (c) curbs;
155          (d) pavement edges; or
156          (e) other devices.
157          [(26)] (27) "Law enforcement agency" has the same meaning as defined in Section
158     53-1-102.
159          [(27)] (28) "Limited access highway" means a highway:
160          (a) that is designated specifically for through traffic; and
161          (b) over, from, or to which neither owners nor occupants of abutting lands nor other
162     persons have any right or easement, or have only a limited right or easement of access, light,
163     air, or view.
164          [(28)] (29) "Local highway authority" means the legislative, executive, or governing
165     body of a county, municipal, or other local board or body having authority to enact laws
166     relating to traffic under the constitution and laws of the state.
167          [(29)] (30) (a) "Low-speed vehicle" means a four wheeled electric motor vehicle that:
168          (i) is designed to be operated at speeds of not more than 25 miles per hour; and
169          (ii) has a capacity of not more than four passengers, including the driver.
170          (b) "Low-speed vehicle" does not include a golfcart or an off-highway vehicle.
171          [(30)] (31) "Metal tire" means a tire, the surface of which in contact with the highway
172     is wholly or partly of metal or other hard nonresilient material.
173          [(31)] (32) (a) "Mini-motorcycle" means a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle that has a
174     seat or saddle that is less than 24 inches from the ground as measured on a level surface with
175     properly inflated tires.
176          (b) "Mini-motorcycle" does not include a moped or a motor assisted scooter.
177          (c) "Mini-motorcycle" does not include a motorcycle that is:
178          (i) designed for off-highway use; and
179          (ii) registered as an off-highway vehicle under Section 41-22-3.
180          [(32)] (33) "Mobile home" means:

181          (a) a trailer or semitrailer that is:
182          (i) designed, constructed, and equipped as a dwelling place, living abode, or sleeping
183     place either permanently or temporarily; and
184          (ii) equipped for use as a conveyance on streets and highways; or
185          (b) a trailer or a semitrailer whose chassis and exterior shell is designed and
186     constructed for use as a mobile home, as defined in Subsection [(32)] (33)(a), but that is
187     instead used permanently or temporarily for:
188          (i) the advertising, sale, display, or promotion of merchandise or services; or
189          (ii) any other commercial purpose except the transportation of property for hire or the
190     transportation of property for distribution by a private carrier.
191          [(33)] (34) (a) "Moped" means a motor-driven cycle having:
192          (i) pedals to permit propulsion by human power; and
193          (ii) a motor that:
194          (A) produces not more than two brake horsepower; and
195          (B) is not capable of propelling the cycle at a speed in excess of 30 miles per hour on
196     level ground.
197          (b) If an internal combustion engine is used, the displacement may not exceed 50 cubic
198     centimeters and the moped shall have a power drive system that functions directly or
199     automatically without clutching or shifting by the operator after the drive system is engaged.
200          (c) "Moped" includes an electric assisted bicycle and a motor assisted scooter.
201          [(34)] (35) "Motor assisted scooter" means a self-propelled device with:
202          (a) at least two wheels in contact with the ground;
203          (b) a braking system capable of stopping the unit under typical operating conditions;
204          (c) a gas or electric motor not exceeding 40 cubic centimeters;
205          (d) either:
206          (i) a deck design for a person to stand while operating the device; or
207          (ii) a deck and seat designed for a person to sit, straddle, or stand while operating the
208     device; and
209          (e) a design for the ability to be propelled by human power alone.
210          [(35)] (36) "Motorcycle" means a motor vehicle, other than a tractor, having a seat or
211     saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel with not more than three wheels in contact

212     with the ground.
213          [(36)] (37) (a) "Motor-driven cycle" means every motorcycle, motor scooter, moped,
214     electric assisted bicycle, motor assisted scooter, and every motorized bicycle having:
215          (i) an engine with less than 150 cubic centimeters displacement; or
216          (ii) a motor that produces not more than five horsepower.
217          (b) "Motor-driven cycle" does not include an electric personal assistive mobility
218     device.
219          [(37)] (38) (a) "Motor vehicle" means a vehicle that is self-propelled and every vehicle
220     which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated
221     upon rails.
222          (b) "Motor vehicle" does not include vehicles moved solely by human power,
223     motorized wheelchairs, or an electric personal assistive mobility device.
224          [(38)] (39) "Off-highway implement of husbandry" has the same meaning as defined
225     under Section 41-22-2.
226          [(39)] (40) "Off-highway vehicle" has the same meaning as defined under Section
227     41-22-2.
228          [(40)] (41) "Operator" means a person who is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
229          [(41)] (42) (a) "Park" or "parking" means the standing of a vehicle, whether the vehicle
230     is occupied or not.
231          (b) "Park" or "parking" does not include the standing of a vehicle temporarily for the
232     purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading property or passengers.
233          [(42)] (43) "Peace officer" means a peace officer authorized under Title 53, Chapter 13,
234     Peace Officer Classifications, to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of
235     traffic laws.
236          [(43)] (44) "Pedestrian" means a person traveling:
237          (a) on foot; or
238          (b) in a wheelchair.
239          [(44)] (45) "Pedestrian traffic-control signal" means a traffic-control signal used to
240     regulate pedestrians.
241          [(45)] (46) "Person" means every natural person, firm, copartnership, association, or
242     corporation.

243          [(46)] (47) "Pole trailer" means every vehicle without motive power:
244          (a) designed to be drawn by another vehicle and attached to the towing vehicle by
245     means of a reach, or pole, or by being boomed or otherwise secured to the towing vehicle; and
246          (b) that is ordinarily used for transporting long or irregular shaped loads including
247     poles, pipes, or structural members generally capable of sustaining themselves as beams
248     between the supporting connections.
249          [(47)] (48) "Private road or driveway" means every way or place in private ownership
250     and used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having express or implied permission
251     from the owner, but not by other persons.
252          [(48)] (49) "Railroad" means a carrier of persons or property upon cars operated on
253     stationary rails.
254          [(49)] (50) "Railroad sign or signal" means a sign, signal, or device erected by
255     authority of a public body or official or by a railroad and intended to give notice of the presence
256     of railroad tracks or the approach of a railroad train.
257          [(50)] (51) "Railroad train" means a locomotive propelled by any form of energy,
258     coupled with or operated without cars, and operated upon rails.
259          [(51)] (52) "Right-of-way" means the right of one vehicle or pedestrian to proceed in a
260     lawful manner in preference to another vehicle or pedestrian approaching under circumstances
261     of direction, speed, and proximity that give rise to danger of collision unless one grants
262     precedence to the other.
263          [(52)] (53) (a) "Roadway" means that portion of highway improved, designed, or
264     ordinarily used for vehicular travel.
265          (b) "Roadway" does not include the sidewalk, berm, or shoulder, even though any of
266     them are used by persons riding bicycles or other human-powered vehicles.
267          (c) "Roadway" refers to any roadway separately but not to all roadways collectively, if
268     a highway includes two or more separate roadways.
269          [(53)] (54) "Safety zone" means the area or space officially set apart within a roadway
270     for the exclusive use of pedestrians and that is protected, marked, or indicated by adequate
271     signs as to be plainly visible at all times while set apart as a safety zone.
272          [(54)] (55) (a) "School bus" means a motor vehicle that:
273          (i) complies with the color and identification requirements of the most recent edition of

274     "Minimum Standards for School Buses"; and
275          (ii) is used to transport school children to or from school or school activities.
276          (b) "School bus" does not include a vehicle operated by a common carrier in
277     transportation of school children to or from school or school activities.
278          [(55)] (56) (a) "Semitrailer" means a vehicle with or without motive power:
279          (i) designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle;
280     and
281          (ii) constructed so that some part of its weight and that of its load rests on or is carried
282     by another vehicle.
283          (b) "Semitrailer" does not include a pole trailer.
284          [(56)] (57) "Shoulder area" means:
285          (a) that area of the hard-surfaced highway separated from the roadway by a pavement
286     edge line as established in the current approved "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices";
287     or
288          (b) that portion of the road contiguous to the roadway for accommodation of stopped
289     vehicles, for emergency use, and for lateral support.
290          [(57)] (58) "Sidewalk" means that portion of a street between the curb lines, or the
291     lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines intended for the use of pedestrians.
292          [(58)] (59) "Solid rubber tire" means a tire of rubber or other resilient material that
293     does not depend on compressed air for the support of the load.
294          [(59)] (60) "Stand" or "standing" means the temporary halting of a vehicle, whether
295     occupied or not, for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging
296     passengers.
297          [(60)] (61) "Stop" when required means complete cessation from movement.
298          [(61)] (62) "Stop" or "stopping" when prohibited means any halting even momentarily
299     of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when:
300          (a) necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic; or
301          (b) in compliance with the directions of a peace officer or traffic-control device.
302          [(62)] (63) "Street-legal all-terrain vehicle" or "street-legal ATV" means an all-terrain
303     type I vehicle, utility type vehicle, or full-sized all-terrain vehicle that is modified to meet the
304     requirements of Section 41-6a-1509 to operate on highways in the state in accordance with

305     Section 41-6a-1509.
306          [(63)] (64) "Traffic" means pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, and other
307     conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for the purpose of travel.
308          [(64)] (65) "Traffic-control device" means a sign, signal, marking, or device not
309     inconsistent with this chapter placed or erected by a highway authority for the purpose of
310     regulating, warning, or guiding traffic.
311          [(65)] (66) "Traffic-control signal" means a device, whether manually, electrically, or
312     mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and permitted to proceed.
313          [(66)] (67) "Traffic signal preemption device" means an instrument or mechanism
314     designed, intended, or used to interfere with the operation or cycle of a traffic-control signal.
315          [(67)] (68) (a) "Trailer" means a vehicle with or without motive power designed for
316     carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and constructed so that no
317     part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle.
318          (b) "Trailer" does not include a pole trailer.
319          [(68)] (69) "Truck" means a motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained primarily for
320     the transportation of property.
321          [(69)] (70) "Truck tractor" means a motor vehicle:
322          (a) designed and used primarily for drawing other vehicles; and
323          (b) constructed to carry a part of the weight of the vehicle and load drawn by the truck
324     tractor.
325          [(70)] (71) "Two-way left turn lane" means a lane:
326          (a) provided for vehicle operators making left turns in either direction;
327          (b) that is not used for passing, overtaking, or through travel; and
328          (c) that has been indicated by a lane traffic-control device that may include lane
329     markings.
330          [(71)] (72) "Urban district" means the territory contiguous to and including any street,
331     in which structures devoted to business, industry, or dwelling houses are situated at intervals of
332     less than 100 feet, for a distance of a quarter of a mile or more.
333          [(72)] (73) (a) "Utility type vehicle" means any recreational vehicle designed for and
334     capable of travel over unimproved terrain:
335          (i) traveling on four or more tires;

336          (ii) having a width that, when measured at the widest point of the vehicle:
337          (A) is not less than 30 inches; or
338          (B) does not exceed 70 inches;
339          (iii) having an unladen dry weight of 2,200 pounds or less;
340          (iv) having a seat height of 20 to 40 inches when measured at the forward edge of the
341     seat bottom; and
342          (v) having side-by-side seating with a steering wheel for control.
343          (b) "Utility type vehicle" does not include:
344          (i) an all-terrain type I vehicle;
345          (ii) a motorcycle; or
346          (iii) a snowmobile as defined in Section 41-22-2.
347          [(73)] (74) "Vehicle" means a device in, on, or by which a person or property is or may
348     be transported or drawn on a highway, except devices used exclusively on stationary rails or
349     tracks.
350          Section 2. Section 53-8-206 is amended to read:
351          53-8-206. Safety inspection -- Station requirements -- Permits not transferable --
352     Certificate of inspection -- Fees -- Unused certificates -- Suspension or revocation of
353     permits.
354          (1) The safety inspection required under Section 53-8-205 may only be performed:
355          (a) by a person certified by the division as a safety inspector; and
356          (b) at a safety inspection station with a valid safety inspection station permit issued by
357     the division.
358          (2) A safety inspection station permit may not be assigned or transferred or used at any
359     location other than a designated location, and every safety inspection station permit shall be
360     posted in a conspicuous place at the location designated.
361          (3) If required by the division, a record and report shall be made of every safety
362     inspection and every safety inspection certificate issued.
363          (4) A safety inspection station holding a safety inspection station permit issued by the
364     division may charge a reasonable fee for labor in performing safety inspections, not to exceed:
365          (a) $7 or less for motorcycles and street-legal all-terrain vehicles;
366          (b) unless Subsection (4)(a) or (c) applies, $15 or less for motor vehicles; [or]

367          (c) $20 or less for 4-wheel drive, split axle, and any motor vehicles that necessitate
368     disassembly of front hub or removal of rear axle for inspection[.]; or
369          (d) Ĥ→ [
$85] $50 ←Ĥ or less for a heavy vehicle.
370          (5) A safety inspection station may return unused safety inspection certificates in a
371     quantity of 10 or more and shall be reimbursed by the division for the cost of the safety
372     inspection certificates.
373          (6) (a) Upon receiving notice of the suspension or revocation of a safety inspection
374     station permit and after the conclusion of any adjudicative proceedings upholding the
375     suspension or revocation, the safety inspection station permit holder shall immediately
376     terminate all safety inspection activities and return all safety inspection certificates and the
377     safety inspection station permit to the division.
378          (b) The division shall issue a receipt for all unused safety inspection certificates.