Senate Engrossed House Bill
driving on right; education
(now: right-hand driving; transfer notice; education)
State of Arizona
House of Representatives
First Regular Session
HOUSE BILL 2692
amending sections 28-721 and 28-2058, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to traffic and vehicle regulation.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Section 28-721, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
28-721. Driving on right side of roadway; driving on shoulder; exceptions; education
A. On all roadways of sufficient width, a person shall drive a vehicle on the right half of the roadway except as follows:
1. When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing the movement.
2. When the right half of a roadway is closed to traffic while under construction or repair.
3. On a roadway divided into three marked lanes for traffic under the rules applicable on the roadway.
4. On a roadway designated and signposted for one-way traffic.
B. On all roadways, a person driving a vehicle proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing shall drive the vehicle in the right-hand lane then available for traffic or as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction or when preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway.
C. In an age restricted community that is located in an unincorporated area of a county with a population of more than three million persons, a person may drive a golf cart or a neighborhood electric vehicle on a paved shoulder that is adjacent to a roadway or as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of a paved roadway if there is no delineated paved shoulder.
D. Defensive driving school courses that are offered by defensive driving schools operated pursuant to chapter 8, article 7 of this title and traffic survival schools operated pursuant to chapter 8, article 7.1 of this title shall include educational information relating to subsections A and B of this section. The department shall include information relating to subsections A and B of this section in any of the department's examination, information and education materials.
Sec. 2. Section 28-2058, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
28-2058. Transfer of title; odometer mileage disclosure statement; education
A. When the owner of a registered or unregistered vehicle transfers or assigns the owner's title or interest to the vehicle:
1. If the vehicle is registered:
(a) The owner shall endorse on the certificate of title or title transfer form an assignment with the warranty of title.
(b) Except as provided in section 28-2094, the owner shall deliver the certificate of title or title transfer form to the purchaser or transferee at the time of delivery of the vehicle to the purchaser or transferee.
(c) The registration of the vehicle expires and the owner shall transfer the license plates, surrender the license plates to the department or an authorized third party or submit an affidavit of license plate destruction within thirty days after the owner transfers or assigns the owner's title or interest in the vehicle.
(d) Except as provided in section 28-2091, the acquiring owner shall apply for registration or a certificate of title, or both, within fifteen days after the relinquishing owner transfers or assigns the relinquishing owner's certificate of title or interest in the vehicle. The director may prorate the registration period as the director deems necessary to coincide with emissions inspection requirements.
(e) Except if the acquiring owner is an insurer who acquires the vehicle pursuant to a claim settlement, the acquiring owner shall display on the vehicle a temporary registration plate, another permit or a valid license plate as prescribed by the department until ownership of the vehicle is transferred in the department's records.
2. Regardless of whether or not the vehicle is registered:
(a) Except as provided in subsection B of this section, the owner shall deliver to the purchaser or transferee an odometer mileage disclosure statement in a form prescribed by the director.
(b) Except as provided in sections 28-2051, 28-2060 and 28-2091, the purchaser or transferee shall present the certificate of title or title transfer form to the department with the required fee within fifteen days after the transfer and:
(i) The department shall issue a new certificate of title.
(ii) If required, the purchaser or transferee shall apply for and obtain registration, and the department shall issue new license plates to the purchaser or transferee.
B. The odometer disclosure requirement of subsection A of this section does not apply to:
1. A motor vehicle that is ten model years of age or older.
2. A motor vehicle that has a gross vehicle weight rating of sixteen thousand pounds or more.
3. A vehicle that is not self-propelled.
4. A motor vehicle that is sold directly by the manufacturer to an agency of the United States in conformity with contractual specifications.
5. A new motor vehicle that is purchased for resale and not for use by the purchaser.
C. in the department's information and education materials, The department shall include information relating to the process by which an individual may notify the department when the title to or an interest in a vehicle is transferred or assigned.
Sec. 3. Effective date
This act is effective from and after December 31, 2021.