UTAH PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS - STATUTES & CODESUtah Code - 53-3-109.Records Access.
53-3-109 Records — Access — Fees — Rulemaking.
(1)(a) Except as provided in this section, all records of the division shall be classified and disclosed in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act.
(b) The division may only disclose personal identifying information:
(i) when the division determines it is in the interest of the public safety to disclose the information; and
(ii) in accordance with the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994, 18 U.S.C. Chapter 123.
(c) The division may disclose personal identifying information:
(i) to a licensed private investigator holding a valid agency license, with a legitimate business need; (emphasis added)
(ii) to an insurer, insurance support organization, or a self-insured entity, or its agents, employees, or contractors that issues any motor vehicle insurance under Title 31A, Chapter 22, Part 3, Motor Vehicle Insurance, for use in connection with claims investigation activities, antifraud activities, rating, or underwriting for any person issued a license certificate under this chapter; or
(iii) to a depository institution as defined in Section 7-1-103 for use in accordance with the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994, 18 U.S.C. Chapter 123.
(2) (a) A person who receives personal identifying information shall be advised by the division that the person may not:
(i) disclose the personal identifying information from that record to any other person; or
(ii) use the personal identifying information from that record for advertising or solicitation purposes.
(b) Any use of personal identifying information by an insurer or insurance support organization, or by a self-insured entity or its agents, employees, or contractors not authorized by Subsection (1)(c)(ii) is:
(i) an unfair marketing practice under Section 31A-23a-402; or
(ii) an unfair claim settlement practice under Subsection 31A-26-303(3).
(3)(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (1)(b), the division or its designee may disclose portions of a driving record, in accordance with this Subsection (3), to:
(i) an insurer as defined under Section 31A-1-301, or a designee of an insurer, for purposes of assessing driving risk on the insurer’s current motor vehicle insurance policyholders;
(ii) an employer or a designee of an employer, for purposes of monitoring the driving record and status of current employees who drive as a responsibility of the employee’s employment if the requester demonstrates that the requester has obtained the written consent of the individual to whom the information pertains; and
(iii) an employer or the employer’s agents to obtain or verify information relating to a holder of a commercial driver license that is required under 49 U.S.C. Chapter 313.
(b) A disclosure under Subsection (3)(a)(i) shall:
(i) include the licensed driver’s name, driver license number, date of birth, and an indication of whether the driver has had a moving traffic violation that is a reportable violation, as defined under Section 53-3-102 during the previous month;
(ii) be limited to the records of drivers who, at the time of the disclosure, are covered under a motor vehicle insurance policy of the insurer; and
(iii) be made under a contract with the insurer or a designee of an insurer.
(c) A disclosure under Subsection (3)(a)(ii) or (iii) shall:
(i) include the licensed driver’s name, driver license number, date of birth, and an indication of whether the driver has had a moving traffic violation that is a reportable violation, as defined under Section 53-3-102, during the previous month;
(ii) be limited to the records of a current employee of an employer;
(iii) be made under a contract with the employer or a designee of an employer; and
(iv) include an indication of whether the driver has had a change reflected in the driver’s:
(A) driving status;
(B) license class;
(C) medical self-certification status; or
(D) medical examiner’s certificate under 49 C.F.R. Sec. 391.45.
(d) The contract under Subsection (3)(b)(iii) or (c)(iii) shall specify:
(i) the criteria for searching and compiling the driving records being requested;
(ii) the frequency of the disclosures;
(iii) the format of the disclosures, which may be in bulk electronic form; and
(iv) a reasonable charge for the driving record disclosures under this Subsection (3).
(4) The division may charge fees:
(a) in accordance with Section 53-3-105 for searching and compiling its files or furnishing a report on the driving record of a person;
(b) for each document prepared under the seal of the division and deliver upon request, a certified copy of any record of the division, and charge a fee set in accordance with Section 63J-1-504 for each document authenticated; and
(c) established in accordance with the procedures and requirements of Section 63J-1-504 for disclosing personal identifying information under Subsection (1)(c).
(5) Each certified copy of a driving record furnished in accordance with this section is admissible in any court proceeding in the same manner as the original.
(6)(a) A driving record furnished under this section may only report on the driving record of a person for a period of 10 years.
(b) Subsection (6)(a) does not apply to court or law enforcement reports, reports of commercial driver license violations, or reports for commercial driver license holders.
(7) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the division may make rules to designate:
(a) what information shall be included in a report on the driving record of a person;
(b) the form of a report or copy of the report which may include electronic format;
(c) the form of a certified copy, as required under Section 53-3-216, which may include electronic format;
(d) the form of a signature required under this chapter which may include electronic format;
(e) the form of written request to the division required under this chapter which may include electronic format;
(f) the procedures, requirements, and formats for disclosing personal identifying information under Subsection (1)(c); and
(g) the procedures, requirements, and formats necessary for the implementation of Subsection (3).
(8)(a) It is a class B misdemeanor for a person to knowingly or intentionally access, use, disclose, or disseminate a record created or maintained by the division or any information contained in a record created or maintained by the division for a purpose prohibited or not permitted by statute, rule, regulation, or policy of a governmental entity.
(b) A person who discovers or becomes aware of any unauthorized use of records created or maintained by the division shall inform the commissioner and the division director of the unauthorized use.
(Amended by Chapter 417, 2018 General Session)