98RS HB195


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HB 195 (BR 264) - J. Stacy, B. Colter, M. Rader, T. Turner

     AN ACT relating to all-terrain vehicles.
     Amend KRS 189.010, governing definitions used for traffic regulations, to define "off-road vehicles"; amend KRS 189.515, to permit a fiscal court to allow off-road vehicles to travel county roads for the purpose of crossing from one designated United States Forest Service off-road trail to another; require a fiscal court to adopt the segments by ordinance and to erect signs on the segments to warn motorists of the presence of off-road vehicles; permit the United States Forest Service to petition the Transportation Cabinet to authorize segments of state roads where off-road vehicles may be operated; require the cabinet to authorize off-road vehicles to operate on any segment of a state road included in a forest service petition except for interstates, parkways, and limited access highways; require the cabinet to erect warning signs on state roads as to the presence of off-road vehicles.


     HCS - Amend Section 1 of the bill to delete proposed definition of an "off-road vehicle" in its entirety; amend existing definition of an "all-terrain vehicle" to delete references to width and weight; reduce the number of tires from "three (3) or more low pressured tires" to "two (2) or more tires"; and delete prohibition to passengers; amend subsection (1) Section 2 of the bill to clarify that any vehicle that may legally use the public highways now will not be affected by the change in the definition of an all-terrain vehicle; delete subsections (2), (3), and (4) of Section 2 of the bill in their entirety and permit a city, county, or the state to authorize the use of all-terrain vehicles on roads under their jurisdiction; delete proposed requirement for written consent from landowners before operating an all-terrain vehicle and return to existing statutory requirement to simply obtain the consent of the landowner; renumber subsections in Section 2 to conform.
     HFA (1, J. Stacy) - Clarify that a person operating a motorcycle on private property would not be required to wear a helmet, as currently required for operators of all-terrain vehicles.
     SCS - Amend Section 1 of the bill to change the definition of an all terrain vehicle to any motor vehicle used for recreational off road use; amend Section 2 to distinguish between operation of an all terrain vehicle on private property and public property; permit the Transportation Cabinet, cities, and counties, to designate segments of highways and the adjoining right-of-way, under their jurisdiction, where all terrain vehicles may be operated.
     SCA (1/Title, K. Nelson) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 8-introduced in House
     Jan 9-to Transportation (H)
     Jan 13-posted in committee
     Jan 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 23-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for January 26, 1998
     Jan 26-3rd reading, passed 93-3 with Committee Substitute and floor amendment (1)
     Jan 27-received in Senate
     Jan 28-to Transportation (S)
     Feb 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute and Committee Amendment (1)
     Feb 12-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 19-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for February 20, 1998
     Feb 20-3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute and Committee Title Amendment (1)
     Feb 23-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute and Committee Amendment (1-title)
     Feb 26-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute and Committee Amendment (1-title); passed 86-3
     Feb 27-enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Mar 2-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Mar 12-signed by Governor

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