HB18-1103

HB18-1103 - Local Government Off-highway Vehicle Regulation

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the ability of a local government to require a driver to meet safety standards for the use of an off-highway vehicle.

The bill clarifies that a local government does not violate state rules if it imposes the following requirements on a driver of an off-highway vehicle:

 

  • Require seat belts if the vehicle is designed to use them;
  • Require the use of a child restraint system if the vehicle was designed for it;
  • Require the use of eye protection for all occupants;
  • Require the use of a helmet for occupants under the age of 18; or
  • Limit the number of occupants to the number that the off-highway vehicle was designed by the manufacturer to hold or to 2 for all-terrain vehicles.

This applies when a person is driving an off-highway vehicle only on a road that has been opened to off-highway vehicle use by the local government or when crossing streets, railroad tracks, bridges, or culverts. A local government may require a driver's license or liability insurance when crossing streets, railroad tracks, bridges, or culverts.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Senate Committees

Latest update: March 29, 2018
03/29/2018 - Governor Signed
03/21/2018 - Sent to the Governor
03/21/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
03/21/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/15/2018 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
03/14/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/13/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/08/2018 - Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/21/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
02/21/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/20/2018 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/15/2018 - House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/18/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy