Mississippi Legislature
2004 Regular Session

Senate Bill 2968

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Background

Title

Description: Motor vehicle; enact the All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Regulation Act.

Bill Text: [Introduced]

History of Actions:

1 02/23 (S) Referred To Judiciary, Division B
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 027-0019-0030, A 063-0007-0009

Title: AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE SAFETY REGULATION 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 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 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 PROHIBIT THE RIDING OF AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE UPON THE FENCED, ENCLOSED OR POSTED LANDS OF ANOTHER WITHOUT THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE OWNER; TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO ALLOWS A PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF 16 TO OPERATE AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ON HIS PROPERTY SHALL REQUIRE THE OPERATOR TO WEAR A HELMET; TO PLACE AGE LIMITS ON THE OPERATION OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE OF CERTAIN ENGINE DISPLACEMENTS; TO REQUIRE PERSONS WHO SELL NEW ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES TO DISPLAY CERTAIN LITERATURE AND OFFER CERTAIN TRAINING COURSES; TO REQUIRE PERSONS WHO LEASE ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES TO OFFER HELMETS, PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR AND TRAINING TO THEIR CUSTOMERS; TO REQUIRE THE REPORTING OF CERTAIN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ACCIDENTS; TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS ACT; TO AMEND SECTION 27-19-30, 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 PRIVILEGE TAXES AND REGISTRATION FEES AND SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A LICENSE TAG; 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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