DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Golf carts in state parks and on local roads. Prohibits an individual from operating a golf cart on a public or private highway, except when a city or town has adopted an ordinance (ordinance) authorizing the use of golf carts on the city's or town's highways or private roads, or both. Specifies that an ordinance may require that the golf cart display a slow moving vehicle sign. Requires the ordinance to specify that an individual operating a golf cart in a city or a town must hold a driver's license, and that a passenger in the golf cart must be at least 18 years of age. Excludes an individual allowed to operate a golf cart under an ordinance from the provisions of the operating while intoxicated statutes and the requirement of financial responsibility for motor vehicles. Excludes a dealer of golf carts as a dealer of vehicles. Requires the department of natural resources to adopt rules to allow golf carts in state parks and recreation areas to be operated by certain individuals at least 65 years of age or disabled, with certain exceptions and restrictions. Makes conforming amendments.