2017 Regular Session
To: Local and Private Legislation
By: Representatives Gunn, Wilson
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF MADISON, MISSISSIPPI, TO ALLOW THE OPERATION OF GOLF CARTS ON CERTAIN PUBLIC ROADS AND STREETS WITHIN CERTAIN SUBDIVIDED RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE CITY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. As used in this act, unless a different meaning clearly appears in the context, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(a) "City" means the City of Madison, Mississippi.
(b) "Governing authorities" means the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Madison, Mississippi.
(c) "Golf cart" means a motor vehicle that is designated and manufactured for operation on a golf course for sporting or recreational purposes and that is not capable of exceeding speeds of twenty (20) miles per hour and is equipped with a parking brake.
SECTION 2. (1) The governing authorities of the City of Madison, Mississippi, may, in their discretion, authorize the operation of golf carts only on public roads and streets that are within subdivided residential neighborhoods within the city limits of the City of Madison, Mississippi. Such authorization must be recorded on the minutes of the city and may include all or as many of such subdivided residential neighborhoods as the governing authorities determine to be appropriate. Such authorization may be accompanied by conditions not inconsistent with this act and may be revoked, in whole or in part, by the governing authorities at any time.
(2) Golf carts may not be operated in the nonresidential area of the City of Madison. Golf carts may not be operated on urban interstate highways, urban freeways and expressways, urban principal arterial streets or urban minor arterial streets as defined by the comprehensive plan of the city.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.