Bill Request 160

Title AN ACT relating to off-highway vehicles and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Original
Sponsors P. Wheeler
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to defines the terms "off-highway vehicle," "local government," and "regional authority"; allow a local government that is located within the boundary of a regional authority, to pass an ordinance allowing for the operation of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on a roadways under local government jurisdiction and state roadways approved by the Transportation Cabinet; allow a local government to petition the Transportation Cabinet to include state-maintained roadways located within the local government's jurisdiction, for OHV use under local ordinance; prohibits OHV use on fully controlled access highways; outlines OHV ordinance requirements; allow the local government to assess a fee of $30 for an annual OHV permit for Commonwealth residents and $50 for nonresidents; specify that all OHV permits expire on April 1 of each year; permit a local government to contract with a regional authority or a private vendor for the issuance of OHV permits; outline OHV operating requirements for OHV permit holders; require OHV passengers under the age of 18 to wear a helmet; outline OHV signage requirement for local governments and the Transportation Cabinet; require reciprocity between local governments who have passed OHV ordinances; allow the Transportation Cabinet to prohibit the operation of OHVs on any public highway that crosses a state highway or any state highway if deemed in the interest of public safety; outline exemptions; amend KRS 189.515 to conform.
Index Headings Economic Development - Off-highway vehicles, operation on certain public roadways
Highways, Streets, and Bridges - Off-highway vehicles, operation on certain public roadways
Local Government - Off-highway vehicles, operation of, on county roadways specified by local government
Tourism - Off-highway vehicles, operation on certain public roadways
Transportation - Off-highway vehicles, operation on certain public roadways


07/09/20 Prefiled by the sponsor(s).

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