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Senate Bill 0400


Senate Bill 0400

ARCHIVE (2010)

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DIGEST OF SB 400 (Updated March 4, 2010 9:17 pm - DI 96)


Motor vehicles. Defines "all-terrain vehicle" (ATV) and "recreational off-highway vehicle" (ROV). Amends the definition of "off-road vehicle" for purposes of regulation of land recreation to specifically include ATVs and ROVs. Prohibits: (1) a county, city, or town from adopting an ordinance; and (2) the department of natural resources from adopting a rule, regulation, or guideline; that imposes on off-road vehicles a dry weight limitation of less than 2,000 pounds. Cross-references the new ATV definition for purposes of excluding ATVs from requirements concerning the repurchase of farm or industrial machinery. Provides that a governmental entity or an employee acting within the scope of the employee's employment is not liable if a loss results from the operation of an off-road vehicle by a non-governmental employee, or by a governmental employee not acting within the scope of the employment of the employee, on a public highway in a county road system outside the corporate limits of a city or town, unless the loss is the result of an act or omission amounting to gross negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or intentional misconduct, with certain exceptions. Requires a collector snowmobile to be registered with the department of natural resources in order to be operated on public property. Adds a 3, 4, or 6 wheeled construction related motor vehicle that is: (1) capable of cross-country travel without the benefit of a road and on or immediately over land, water, snow, ice, marsh, swampland, or other natural terrain; and (2) used primarily for construction related purposes; to the definition of "farm wagon" for purposes of the operation of the motor vehicle on highways.
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