New Legislation 2022
HB 10 – Lane Filtering Amendments (motorcycle) – Effective May 4, this bill extends the sunset of provisions related to lane filtering July 1, 2027.
HB 29 – Driving Offenses Amendments – Effective May 4, this bill:
- Modifies offenses and penalties concerning the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol or while having any measurable amount of a controlled substance in the operator’s body;
- Amends negligent driving offenses subject to enhancement under certain circumstances;
- Adjusts offenses subject to driver license suspension and revocation;
- Amends offenses subject to ignition interlock system requirements and
- Modifies offenses relating to alcohol restricted drivers.
HB 68 – Commercial Driver License Amendments – Effective May 4, this bill:
- Amends provisions related to a medical examiner’s certificate or medical self certification for a CDL;
- Amends provisions related to disqualification of a commercial driver for certain offenses related to trafficking of persons; and
- Amends provisions related to commercial driver licenses to remove references to transition dates that are no longer necessary.
HB 76 – Vehicle Merger Amendments – Effective May 4, this bill requires an operator of a vehicle to use the zipper method when two traffic lanes merge into one traffic lane.
HB 117 – Victim Address Confidentiality – Effective January 1, 2023, this bill:
- Creates an address confidentiality program for crime victims;
- Addresses voter registration for individuals participating in an address confidentiality program;
- Describes eligibility and application requirements for program participants;
- Addresses the administrative responsibilities in maintaining the address confidentiality program;
- Describes the permitted uses for assigned addresses; and
- Addresses the use and disclosure of addresses.
HB 163 – Driver License Testing Modifications – Effective February 22, this bill amends provisions related to testing to obtain a driver license to allow a covered humanitarian parolee the same testing procedures provided to refugees and approved asylees.
HB 222 – Driving Privilege Card Amendments – Effective May 4, this bill creates a new line item to define fees for an original application and renewal of a driving privilege card:
- Original $32
- Renewal $23
HB 328 – Driver License and License Plate Amendments – Effective October 15, this bill at an individual’s request and subject to written verification, requires the Driver License Division to include an invisible condition identification symbol on the individual’s driver license or identification card to indicate that the individual is an individual with an invisible condition.
SB 53 – Driver Speeding Amendments – Effective May 4, this bill:
- Amends penalties for a violation related to speed races on a highway;
- Allows the seizure of a vehicle that is not street legal that is engaged with a speed race or exhibition of speed on a highway;
- Provides a minimum fine or a speeding violation where the individual was traveling at a speed of 100 miles per hour or more; and
- Amends the offense of reckless driving to include traveling on a highway at a speed of 105 miles per hour or greater.
SB 99 – Electronic Vehicle Registration Amendments – Effective May 4, this bill allows an individual to provide proof of vehicle registration by displaying a photography of the registration card on a mobile electronic device.
SB 102 – Wireless Communication Device Use in a Motor Vehicle – Effective May 4, this bill:
- Prohibits an individual from using a wireless communication device to view or take a photograph while operating a moving motor vehicle;
- Modifies provisions related to suspending an individual’s driver license upon a conviction of using a wireless communication device while operating a moving motor vehicle; and
- Modifies the conduct that constitutes automobile homicide involving using a wireless communication device while operating a moving motor vehicle.
SB 215 – Railroad Crossing Modifications – Effective May 4, this bill at a railroad grade crossing, requires a vehicle operator or an operator of certain equipment to stop for on-track equipment in the same manner as for a train.
SB 216 – Modifications to Driver License Examination – Effective January 1, 2023, this bill:
- Requires the Driver License Division to provide the examinations of a person’s knowledge of the State traffic laws in the top five languages spoken in the state, other than English;
- Allows an applicant for an original or a renewal of a Class D license, other than a driving privilege card or limited-term license certificate, to request to take the examination of the person’s knowledge of the state traffic laws in certain languages other than English; and
- Requires the Driver License Division to consult with the Division of Multicultural Affairs to determine the five most commonly spoken languages in the state, other than English.