Mississippi Legislature
2004 Regular Session

Senate Bill 2946

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Background

Title

Description: Motor vehicles; authorize the operation of all-terrain vehicles upon public roads under certain circumstances.

Bill Text: [Introduced]

History of Actions:

1 02/23 (S) Referred To Highways and Transportation
2 03/09 (S) Died In Committee

Background Information:

Effective dateJuly 1, 2004
DispositionDead
DeadlineGeneral Bill/Constitutional Amendment
RevenueNo
Vote type requiredThree/Fifths

Senate Committee:

Principal Author: Burton

Code Sections: A 027-0019-0003, A 027-0019-0005, A 027-0019-0035, A 027-0019-0041, A 027-0019-0043, A 027-0051-0041, A 063-0007-0009

Title: AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE OPERATION OF AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ON ANY ROAD ON THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM EXCEPT IN ORDER FOR ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES BEING USED FOR A LEGITIMATE AGRICULTURAL PURPOSE AND DISPLAYING A MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE TAG TO CROSS ROADS ON THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM THAT DO NOT CONSIST OF FOUR OR MORE LANES FOR TRAFFIC; TO ALLOW THE OPERATION ON COUNTY ROADS OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES BEING USED FOR A LEGITIMATE AGRICULTURAL PURPOSE AND DISPLAYING A MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE TAG BY PERSONS HOLDING A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE FOR A DISTANCE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE MILE IN ORDER FOR SUCH VEHICLE TO CROSS SUCH COUNTY ROAD; TO PROHIBIT THE OPERATION OF AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ON THE STREETS OF INCORPORATED MUNICIPALITIES; TO PROHIBIT THE OPERATION OF AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY WITHOUT A HELMET BY A PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF 18 OR BY ANY PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WITH A PASSENGER; TO PROHIBIT THE OPERATION OF AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY WITHOUT A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE; TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MAY OPERATE AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY IF HE HAS COMPLETED AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE RIDING TRAINING COURSE AND IS ACCOMPANIED BY AND IN THE PLAIN SIGHT OF AN ADULT ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE OPERATOR; TO PROHIBIT THE OPERATION OF AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ON A PUBLIC ROAD AT A SPEED OF GREATER THAN 25 MILES PER HOUR OR WITHOUT HEAD AND TAIL LAMPS ILLUMINATED; TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS ACT; TO AMEND SECTIONS 27-19-3, 27-19-5, 27-19-35, 27-19-41, 27-19-43 AND 27-51-41, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES THAT ARE OPERATED ON PUBLIC ROADS IN THE LIMITED MANNER AUTHORIZED IN THIS ACT SHALL BE REQUIRED TO DISPLAY A MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE TAG; TO EXEMPT ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES FROM AD VALOREM TAXATION; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-9, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES THAT ARE OPERATED ON PUBLIC ROADS IN THE LIMITED MANNER AUTHORIZED IN THIS ACT SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS OF THE UNIFORM HIGHWAY TRAFFIC REGULATION LAW; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.


Information pertaining to this measure was last updated on 03/09/04 at 17:46.

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