8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill requires the Motor Vehicle Division to provide a vehicle owner the option to
11 receive notification through mail or email to inform the owner of the expiration of a
12 vehicle's registration.
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This bill:
15 ▸ requires the Motor Vehicle Division to send notification through the mail of the
16 expiration of a vehicle's registration unless the individual elects to receive
17 notification by email;
18 ▸ requires the Motor Vehicle Division to begin mailing registration expiration
19 notifications as soon as practicable; Ĥ→ and ←Ĥ
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21 individual's notification; and
22 ▸ makes technical changes.
23 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
25 Other Special Clauses:
26 This bill provides a special effective date.
27 Utah Code Sections Affected:
29 41-1a-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2019, Chapter 479
30 41-1a-217, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2017, Chapter 406
32 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
33 Section 1. Section 41-1a-203 is amended to read:
34 41-1a-203. Prerequisites for registration, transfer of ownership, or registration
36 (1) (a) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(b), the division shall mail a notification
37 to the owner of a vehicle at least 30 days before the date the vehicle's registration is due to
39 (ii) The division shall ensure that mailing of notifications described in Section (1)(a)(i)
40 begins as soon as practicable.
41 (b) (i) The division shall provide a process for a vehicle owner to choose to receive
42 electronic notification of the pending expiration of a vehicle's registration.
43 (ii) If a vehicle owner chooses electronic notification, the division shall notify by email
44 the owner of a vehicle at least 30 days before the date the vehicle's registration is due to expire.
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46 mail as described in Subsection (1)(a), the division may charge the vehicle owner an additional
47 fee to pay for postage.
49 (a) obtain an identification number inspection under Section 41-1a-204;
50 (b) obtain a certificate of emissions inspection, if required in the current year, as
51 provided under Section 41-6a-1642;
52 (c) pay property taxes, the in lieu fee, or receive a property tax clearance under Section
53 41-1a-206 or 41-1a-207;
54 (d) pay the automobile driver education tax required by Section 41-1a-208;
55 (e) pay the applicable registration fee under Part 12, Fee and Tax Requirements;
56 (f) pay the uninsured motorist identification fee under Section 41-1a-1218, if
58 (g) pay the motor carrier fee under Section 41-1a-1219, if applicable;
59 (h) pay any applicable local emissions compliance fee under Section 41-1a-1223; and
60 (i) pay the taxes applicable under Title 59, Chapter 12, Sales and Use Tax Act.
62 has not been previously registered or that is currently registered under a previous owner's name
63 shall apply for a valid certificate of title in the owner's name before registration.
65 registration renewal under Section 73-18-7 for a vessel or outboard motor that is subject to this
66 chapter unless a certificate of title has been or is in the process of being issued in the same
67 owner's name.
69 registration renewal under Section 41-22-3 for an off-highway vehicle that is subject to this
70 chapter unless a certificate of title has been or is in the process of being issued in the same
71 owner's name.
73 division has received a hold request for the motor vehicle for which a registration renewal has
74 been requested as described in:
75 (a) Section 72-1-213.1; or
76 (b) Section 72-6-118.
77 Section 2. Section 41-1a-217 is amended to read:
78 41-1a-217. Application for renewal of registration.
79 (1) An applicant may renew a vehicle registration by:
80 (a) filing an application for registration renewal; and
81 (b) paying the fees or taxes required under[
83 (2) The applicant shall ensure that the application for registration renewal and the
84 payment for applicable fees or taxes is accompanied by a certificate of emissions inspection if
85 required under Section 41-6a-1642.
86 (3) The division shall issue a new registration card that contains:
87 (a) the identical information with respect to the owner and the vehicle description
88 required by Section 41-1a-213; and
89 (b) the new expiration date.
90 Section 3. Effective date.
91 If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
92 upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
93 Constitution, Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
94 the date of veto override.