Relating to motor vehicles; to prohibit the use of nonconforming low-speed vehicles on the public highways of the state, with exceptions; and in connection therewith would have as its purpose or effect the requirement of a new or increased expenditure of local funds within the meaning of Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended.
(a) As used in this section, the term nonconforming low-speed vehicle means a four-wheeled motor vehicle with a top speed not greater than 25 miles per hour, which has a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 3,000 pounds and which does not comply with 49 CFR Section 571.500. (b) Except as provided in subsection (c) or (d), a person may not operate a nonconforming low-speed vehicle on any public highway of this state. (c) This section does not apply to a Class municipality, as provided in Chapter 73 of Title 11, Code of Alabama 1975, or Baldwin County, as provided in Amendment 921 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 15.70, Baldwin County Local Amendments, Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended. (d) A county or municipality, by resolution or ordinance, may authorize the operation of nonconforming low-speed vehicles on the public highways of the county or municipality, so long as the resolution or ordinance provides for all of the following minimum standards: (1) The nonconforming low-speed vehicle may not be operated on a public highway with a speed limit greater than iles per hour, except a nonconforming low-speed vehicle may be permitted to cross a public highway. (2) The driver of a vehicle must have a valid driver's license. (3) The vehicle may only be operated between sunrise and sunset, unless the vehicle is equipped with headlights, brake lights, turn signals, and a windshield. (e) A person who violates subsection (b) is guilty of a traffic violation, punishable by a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25).
Any provision of this section to the contrary notwithstanding, this section shall not apply to the operation of any farm tractor and/or agricultural implement, agricultural equipment, or agricultural product.
This act shall not apply to mini-trucks registered pursuant to Section 32-6-59, Code of Alabama 1975.
Conforming and nonconforming low-speed vehicles that are owned by a public institution of higher education are exempt from the requirements of this act and are not required to be registered when operated on property owned by such institutions. This act shall not be interpreted to supersede or affect any existing local legislation relating to low-speed vehicles.
Although this bill would have as its purpose or effect the requirement of a new or increased expenditure of local funds, the bill is excluded from further requirements and application under Amendment 621, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, because the bill defines a new crime or amends the definition of an existing crime.
This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law. Senate Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Transportation and Energy............ 0.6-MAR-19Read for the second time and placed on the calen- dar 1 amendment.................................. 0.7-MAR-19Read for the third time and passed as amended .... 0.8-MAR-19 Yeas 30 Nays Patrick Harris, Secretary.
|March 12, 2019||H||Pending third reading on day 6 Favorable from Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure|
|March 12, 2019||H||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|March 11, 2019||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure|
|March 11, 2019||S||Engrossed|
|March 8, 2019||S||Motion to Read Again a Third Time and Pass as Amended adopted Roll Call 21|
|March 8, 2019||S||Holley motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 20|
|March 8, 2019||S||Holley Amendment Offered|
|March 8, 2019||S||Motion to Reconsider pending|
|March 8, 2019||S||Motion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 14|
|March 8, 2019||S||Albritton motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 13|
|March 8, 2019||S||Albritton Amendment Offered|
|March 8, 2019||S||Scofield motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 12|
|March 8, 2019||S||Scofield Amendment Offered|
|March 8, 2019||S||Holley motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 11|
|March 8, 2019||S||Holley first Substitute Offered|
|March 8, 2019||S||Holley motion to Table adopted Voice Vote|
|March 8, 2019||S||Transportation and Energy Amendment Offered|
|March 8, 2019||S||Third Reading Passed|
|March 7, 2019||S||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar 1 amendment|
|March 6, 2019||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Transportation and Energy|