HB17-1044

HB17-1044 - Autocycle Characteristics & Safety Requirements

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning autocycles, and, in connection therewith, clarifying that an autocycle is a type of motorcycle and requiring autocycle drivers and passengers to use safety belts and, if applicable, child safety restraints.

Transportation Legislation Review Committee. The bill:

 

  • Amends the definition of 'autocycle' to:

-Specify that an autocycle is a three-wheeled motorcycle that does not use handlebars or any other device that is directly connected to a single front wheel to steer and in which the driver and each passenger ride in either a fully or a partly enclosed seating area that is equipped with a safety belt system; and

-Eliminate the requirements that an autocycle be equipped with air bags and a hardtop enclosure that protects occupants from the elements and can support the weight of the vehicle without harming occupants when the vehicle is resting on the enclosure;

 

  • Makes a conforming amendment to the definition of 'motorcycle' to clarify that an autocycle is a motorcycle;
  • Amends the definitions of 'motor vehicle' and 'safety belt system' used in the laws governing mandatory child restraint system and safety belt use, respectively, to clarify that those laws apply to autocycles and that, with respect to the mandatory safety belt use law, every driver and passenger in an autocycle, including a back seat passenger, must wear a fastened safety belt.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

     

Senate Committees

Latest update: March 23, 2017
03/23/2017 - Governor Signed
03/20/2017 - Sent to the Governor
03/17/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
03/17/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/13/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
03/10/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over to 03/13/2017
03/09/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
03/06/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/03/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/28/2017 - Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/08/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
02/07/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/06/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/01/2017 - House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/11/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy