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HB 21 (BR 56) - S. Riggs, L. Clark

     AN ACT relating to motor vehicles.
     Amend KRS 186.010 to define "low-speed electric vehicle" and amend the definition of "motor vehicle" to include a low-speed electric vehicle; amend definition of "motorcycle" to exclude vehicles that are 3-wheeled and meet all the requirements of a low-speed electric vehicle; create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to allow the use of low-speed electric vehicles on highways with a posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less; require low-speed electric vehicles operated on a highway to be insured in compliance with KRS 304.39-080, titled in accordance with Chapter 186A, and registered as a motor vehicle in accordance with KRS 186.050(3)(a); 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.

HB 21 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS - Remove original provisions; amend KRS 186.010 to define the terms "low-speed vehicle" and "alternative-speed motorcycle"; amend the definition of "motor vehicle" to include a low-speed vehicle for the purposes of titling and registration; amend definition of "motorcycle" to include "alternative-speed motorcycles" and to remove enclosed cab restrictions; create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to allow the use of low-speed vehicles on highways with a posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less; set equipment requirements for low-speed vehicles; require low-speed vehicles operated on a highway to be insured in compliance with KRS 304.39-080, titled in accordance with Chapter 186A, and registered as a motor vehicle in accordance with KRS 186.050(3)(a); permit low-speed 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; create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to allow the use of alternative-speed motorcycles on highways with a posted speed of 35 miles per hour or less; set equipment requirements for alternative-speed motorcycles; require alternative-speed motorcycles operated on a highway to be insured in compliance with KRS 304.39-080, titled in accordance with Chapter 186A, and registered as a motorcycle in accordance with KRS 186.050(2); permit alternative-speed motorcycles 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; exempt operators of alternative-speed motorcycles from the protective headgear requirements of KRS 189.285.

     SCA (1, B. Smith) - Retain original provisions except: make technical correction; amend KRS 189.635 to require alternative-speed motorcycles and low-speed vehicles to be recorded separately in their own categories for the purpose of vehicle accident reporting; sets a delayed effective date for this Act of January 1, 2010.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Sep 24-To: Interim Joint Committee on Transportation
     Jan 6-introduced in House
     Jan 7-to Transportation (H)
     Feb 13-posted in committee
     Feb 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 25-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 27, 2009
     Feb 27-3rd reading, passed 93-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 2-received in Senate
     Mar 4-to Transportation (S)
     Mar 9-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Transportation (S); reported favorably, to Consent Calendar with committee amendment (1)
     Mar 10-2nd reading
     Mar 26-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 26, 2009; 3rd reading; committee amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 38-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 27-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 103)

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