HB 169/LM (BR 388) - S. Rudy
AN ACT relating to electric personal assistive mobility devices.
Amend KRS 189.010 to define "electric personal assistive mobility device (EPAMD)"; exempt EPAMDs from the definition of "motor vehicle"; add the operator of an EPAMD to the definition of "pedestrian"; amend KRS 189.570, regarding the rights and duties of pedestrians, to conform the operation of EPAMDs to that section; create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to enumerate the specific requirements of a pedestrian operating an EPAMD, including place of operation, limits on speed, prohibition against being towed while riding, helmet use of persons under the age of 16, and required lights and reflectors; clarify that EPAMDs are exempt from titling, registration, and motor vehicle insurance requirements; amend KRS 189.990 to set forth penalties for violations of these restrictions at a fine of $20 to $100; allow for the impoundment of an EPAMD if the operator is convicted of three or more violations; amend KRS 186.010 to define "electric personal assistive mobility device (EPAMD)" and exempt EPAMDs from the definition of "motor vehicle"; amend KRS186A.080 to include EPAMDs among the vehicles exempt from the requirements for titling and registration; amend KRS 304.39-020, regarding definitions for the motor vehicle insurance requirements, to define "electric personal assistive mobility device (EPAMD)"; exempt EPAMDs from the definition of "motor vehicle."
HB 169 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/LM - Retain provisions of original bill with the following exception: reduce the maximum speed for roads on which EPAMDs may operate from 45 MPH to 35 MPH.
Jan 3-introduced in House
Jan 4-to Transportation (H)
Feb 23-posted in committee
Feb 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 29-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 2, 2012
Mar 2-3rd reading, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitute
Mar 5-received in Senate
Mar 7-to Transportation (S)