SB 1

Sponsor
Session
First Special Session 2019
Title
Off-road vehicles, all-terrain vehicles (ATV's) and recreational off-road vehicles, registration with Ala. State Law Enforcement Agency, width and weight restrictions increased, Sec. 32-12A-1 am'd.
Description

Relating to all-terrain vehicles (ATV's) and recreational off-highway vehicles; to amend Section 32-12A-1 of the Code of Alabama 1975, to increase the authorized width and weight of the vehicles.

Subjects
Motor Vehicles
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Relating to all-terrain vehicles (ATV's) and recreational off-highway vehicles; to amend Section 32-12A-1 of the Code of Alabama 1975, to increase the authorized width and weight of the vehicles.

Section 1

Section 32-12A-1 of the Code of Alabama 1975, is amended to read as follows:

§32-12A-1.

For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(1) ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES (ATV). Every motor vehicle nches or less in width, having a dry weight of 1,200 1,500 pounds or less, designed to travel on three or more non-highway tires, and manufactured for off-road use by a single operator or by an operator and not more than one passenger as provided by the manufacturer.

(2) OFF-ROAD VEHICLE. Any motorized vehicle not designed for use on a highway and capable of cross-country travel on land, snow, ice, marsh, swampland, or other natural terrain. The term includes any all-terrain vehicle and recreational off-highway vehicle. The term excludes any golf cart; any vehicle used for military, fire, emergency, or law enforcement purposes; any motorboat; any vehicles used exclusively on airport property; all farm machinery, farm tractors, and other self-propelled equipment for harvesting and transportation of forest products, for clearing land for planting, for utility services and maintenance, for earth moving, construction, or mining; and self-propelled lawnmowers, snowblowers, and garden or lawn tractors while such vehicles are being used exclusively for their designed purposes. The term does not include any motor vehicle for which a certificate of title is required by Chapter 8.

(3) RECREATIONAL OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE. Any off-road vehicle 72 inches or less in width, having a dry weight of 2,000 2,500 pounds or less, designed and manufactured to travel on four or more non-highway tires for off-road use by an operator and the number of passengers as provided by the manufacturer.

(4) SECRETARY. The Secretary of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency."

Section 2

This act shall become effective immediately following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.

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Action Date Chamber Action
March 11, 2019HPending third reading on day 5 Favorable from Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure
March 11, 2019HRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
March 8, 2019HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure
March 8, 2019SEngrossed
March 8, 2019SMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 10
March 8, 2019SOrr motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 9
March 8, 2019SOrr Amendment Offered
March 8, 2019SThird Reading Passed
March 7, 2019SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
March 6, 2019SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Transportation and Energy
2019-03-08
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed
2019-03-08
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed