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HB 243 (BR 1020) - S. Riggs, T. Couch, R. Henderson, R. Palumbo, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to motor vehicles.
     Amend KRS 186.010 to define the term "medium-speed electric vehicle" and amend the definition of "motor vehicle" to include a medium-speed electric vehicle; create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to allow the use of medium-speed electric vehicles on highways with a posted speed limit of forty-five (45) miles per hour or less; require medium-speed electric vehicles operated on a highway to be insured in compliance with KRS 304.39-080, titled in accordance with KRS 186.020, and registered as a motor vehicle in accordance with KRS 186.050(3)(a).


     HCS - Retain original provisions of the bill; change all use of the term "medium-speed electric vehicle" to the term "low-speed electric vehicle"; eliminate language requiring a low-speed electric vehicle to be equipped with a roll cage; change equipment requirements of a low-speed electric vehicle from having at least three wheels to being four-wheeled; change the posted speed limit on a roadway that a low-speed electric vehicle can operate on or cross from 45 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour; permit low-speed electric vehicles to cross a roadway with a posted speed limit of more than 35 miles per hour if the intersection is equipped with an electric traffic signal.

     SCS - Retain original provisions; creates a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to define the term "mini-truck" and add mini-trucks to the definition of "motor vehicle"; permit the operation of mini-trucks on highways; prohibit the operation of mini-trucks on interstate highways; require operators of mini-trucks to comply with the same insurance, title, and registration requirements as a motor vehicle.

     Jan 10-introduced in House
     Jan 15-to Transportation (H)
     Jan 31-posted in committee
     Feb 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 6-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 7, 2008
     Feb 11-3rd reading, passed 95-0 Committee Substitute
     Feb 12-received in Senate
     Feb 14-to Transportation (S)
     Mar 27-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 28-2nd reading, to Rules
     Apr 14-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, April 15, 2008
     Apr 15-3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in House; to Rules (H)

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