Bill Text: AZ HB2522 | 2018 | Fifty-third Legislature 2nd Regular | Introduced

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Bill Title: Traffic violations; penalties

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 8-0)

Status: (Passed) 2018-05-16 - Chapter 310 [HB2522 Detail]

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REFERENCE TITLE: traffic violations; penalties

 

 

 

State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-third Legislature

Second Regular Session

2018

 

HB 2522

 

Introduced by

Representatives Syms: Clodfelter, John, Mitchell, Norgaard, Payne, Toma, Weninger

 

 

AN ACT

 

amending sections 28-672, 28‑675 and 28‑676, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to traffic violations.

 

 

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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Section 28-672, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE28-672.  Causing serious physical injury or death by a moving violation; time limitation; penalties; violation; classification; definition

A.  A person is guilty of causing serious physical injury or death by a moving violation if the person violates any one of the following and the violation results in an accident causing serious physical injury or death to another person:

1.  Section 28‑645, subsection A, paragraph 3, subdivision (a).

2.  Section 28‑729.

3.  Section 28‑771.

4.  Section 28‑772.

5.  Section 28‑773.

6.  Section 28‑792.

7.  Section 28‑794.

8.  Section 28‑797, subsection F, G, H or I.

9.  Section 28‑855, subsection B.

10.  Section 28‑857, subsection A.

B.  A person who violates this section shall attend and successfully complete traffic survival school educational sessions that are designed to improve the safety and habits of drivers and that are approved by the department.  In addition, the court may order the person to perform community restitution.

C.  The court shall report a conviction for a violation of this section to the department and:

1.  For a first violation of this section, may direct the department to suspend the person's driving privilege for not more than ninety one hundred eighty days if the violation results in serious physical injury and not more than one hundred eighty days year if the violation results in death.

2.  For a second or subsequent violation of this section within a period of thirty‑six months, shall direct the department to suspend the person's driving privilege for ninety one hundred eighty days if the violation results in serious physical injury and one hundred eighty days year if the violation results in death.

D.  If a person's driving privilege is suspended pursuant to any other statute because of an incident involving a violation of this section, the suspension period prescribed in subsection C of this section shall run concurrently consecutively with the other suspension period.

E.  If a person fails to successfully complete traffic survival school educational sessions or perform community restitution pursuant to this section, the court shall notify the department and the department shall promptly suspend the driver license or permit of the driver or the privilege of a nonresident to drive a motor vehicle in this state until the order is satisfied.

F.  If the person who suffers serious physical injury as a result of a violation of this section appears before the court in which the action is pending at any time before trial and acknowledges receipt of satisfaction for the injury, on payment of the costs incurred, the court shall order that the prosecution be dismissed and the defendant be discharged.  The reasons for the order shall be set forth and entered of record, and the order shall be a bar to another prosecution for the same offense.

G.  Restitution shall be awarded pursuant to section 13‑603 as a result of a violation of this section shall not exceed ten thousand dollars.

H.  A prosecution for a violation of this section must be commenced within two years after actual discovery of the offense by the state or the political subdivision having jurisdiction or discovery by the state or the political subdivision that should have occurred with the exercise of reasonable diligence, whichever first occurs.

I.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor, except that if the violation results in the death of another person the maximum fine for the person shall be one thousand dollars.

J.  For the purposes of this section, "serious physical injury" has the same meaning prescribed in section 13‑105. END_STATUTE

Sec. 2.  Section 28-675, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE28-675.  Causing death by use of a vehicle; violation; classification

A.  A person is guilty of causing death by use of a vehicle if all of the following apply:

1.  The person is not allowed to operate a motor vehicle pursuant to subsection B of this section.

2.  While operating a motor vehicle, the person causes the death of another person.

3.  The person commits a violation of any of the following:

(a)  Section 28‑645, subsection A, paragraph 3, subdivision (a).

(b)  Section 28‑729.

(c)  Section 28‑771.

(d)  Section 28‑772.

(e)  Section 28‑773.

(f)  Section 28‑792.

(g)  Section 28‑794.

(h)  Section 28‑797, subsection F, G, H or I.

(i)  Section 28‑855, subsection B.

(j)  Section 28‑857, subsection A.

B.  For the purposes of this section, a person shall not operate a motor vehicle if any of the following applies:

1.  The person's driving privilege is revoked for any reason.

2.  The person's driving privilege is suspended for any reason pursuant to chapter 4, article 3 of this title, including failure to comply with an insurance requirement that is prescribed by the department.

3.  The person's driving privilege is suspended pursuant to section 28‑1321.

4.  The person's driving privilege is suspended pursuant to the department's action based on a previous conviction for a violation of section 28‑3473.

5.  The person's driving privilege is suspended pursuant to section 28‑3306, subsection A.

6.  The person's driving privilege is suspended pursuant to section 28‑3308 and the person has had one or more previous suspensions pursuant to that section.

7.  The person does one of the following to obtain a driver license:

(a)  Knowingly uses a false or fictitious name.

(b)  Knowingly makes a false statement.

(c)  Knowingly conceals a material fact.

(d)  Commits fraud.

(e)  Violates section 28‑3479.

8.  The person does not have a valid driver license and a proper endorsement, if required, as prescribed by chapter 8 of this title and the person is not exempt pursuant to chapter 8 of this title.

C.  The sentence imposed on a person for a conviction under this section shall run consecutively to any sentence imposed on the person for other convictions on any other charge related to the accident.

D.  Restitution shall be awarded pursuant to section 13-603 as a result of a violation of this section.

E.  The department shall revoke the license or permit to drive and any nonresident operating privilege of a person who is convicted of a violation of this section for ten years, not including any time that the person is incarcerated.

F.  Five or more years after the revocation period has begun pursuant to subsection E of this section, not including any time that the person is incarcerated, a person may apply to the department for a restricted privilege to drive as described in section 28-3473.† The department may issue a restricted privilege to drive pursuant to section 28-3473 if the department finds both of the following:

1.  The person is not convicted of any offense involving the operation of a motor vehicle while the person's driving privilege is revoked.

2.  The person has paid full restitution as ordered by the court.

C.  G.  Causing death by use of a vehicle is a class 4 felony. END_STATUTE

Sec. 3.  Section 28-676, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE28-676.  Causing serious physical injury by use of a vehicle; violation; classification

A.  A person is guilty of causing serious physical injury by use of a vehicle if all of the following apply:

1.  The person is not allowed to operate a motor vehicle pursuant to subsection B of this section.

2.  While operating a motor vehicle, the person causes serious physical injury as defined in section 13‑105 to another person.

3.  The person commits a violation of any of the following:

(a)  Section 28‑645, subsection A, paragraph 3, subdivision (a).

(b)  Section 28‑729.

(c)  Section 28‑771.

(d)  Section 28‑772.

(e)  Section 28‑773.

(f)  Section 28‑792.

(g)  Section 28‑794.

(h)  Section 28‑797, subsection F, G, H or I.

(i)  Section 28‑855, subsection B.

(j)  Section 28‑857, subsection A.

B.  For the purposes of this section, a person shall not operate a motor vehicle if any of the following applies:

1.  The person's driving privilege is revoked for any reason.

2.  The person's driving privilege is suspended for any reason pursuant to chapter 4, article 3 of this title, including failure to comply with an insurance requirement that is prescribed by the department.

3.  The person's driving privilege is suspended pursuant to section 28‑1321.

4.  The person's driving privilege is suspended pursuant to the department's action based on a previous conviction for a violation of section 28‑3473.

5.  The person's driving privilege is suspended pursuant to section 28‑3306, subsection A.

6.  The person's driving privilege is suspended pursuant to section 28‑3308 and the person has had one or more previous suspensions pursuant to that section.

7.  The person does one of the following to obtain a driver license:

(a)  Knowingly uses a false or fictitious name.

(b)  Knowingly makes a false statement.

(c)  Knowingly conceals a material fact.

(d)  Commits fraud.

(e)  Violates section 28‑3479.

8.  The person does not have a valid driver license and a proper endorsement, if required, as prescribed by chapter 8 of this title and the person is not exempt pursuant to chapter 8 of this title.

C.  The sentence imposed on a person for a conviction under this section shall run consecutively to any sentence imposed on the person for other convictions on any other charge related to the accident.

D.  Restitution shall be awarded pursuant to section 13-603 as a result of a violation of this section.

E.  The department shall revoke the license or permit to drive and any nonresident operating privilege of a person who is convicted of a violation of this section for five years, not including any time that the person is incarcerated.

F.  Three or more years after the revocation period has begun pursuant to subsection E of this section, not including any time that the person is incarcerated, a person may apply to the department for a restricted privilege to drive as described in section 28-3473.† The department may issue a restricted privilege to drive pursuant to section 28-3473 if the department finds both of the following:

1.  The person is not convicted of any offense involving the operation of a motor vehicle while the person's driving privilege is revoked.

2.  The person has paid full restitution as ordered by the court.

C.  G.  Causing serious physical injury by use of a vehicle is a class 5 felony. END_STATUTE

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