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House Bill 1523

House Bill 1523

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF HB 1523 (Updated February 25, 2013 10:31 am - DI 84)

Moped operation and licensing. Repeals the term "motorized bicycle" and replaces the term with "moped". Authorizes the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau) to adopt rules concerning registration of mopeds. Requires registration for mopeds, with a registration fee equal to that of a motorcycle. Requires that certain funds received from the registration of a moped be deposited in the motorcycle operator safety education fund. Provides that a moped is not required to be titled with the bureau. Provides that mopeds are subject to county motor vehicle excise surtax and motor vehicle excise tax. Provides that a moped may not be operated when carrying more persons than the moped is designed and equipped to carry. Requires the operator of a moped to obey all applicable motor vehicle laws, and that a moped may not be operated at a speed over 30 miles per hour. Provides that a moped must be operated in the right-hand lane, except when making a left-hand turn. Requires a dealer who sells at least 12 mopeds a year to register as a dealer with the secretary of state. Does not require the operator of a moped to have proof of financial responsibility in effect on the motor vehicle. Repeals the term "motor scooter". Makes conforming changes. Makes technical corrections. Repeals outdated language concerning a study topic of the joint study committee on transportation and infrastructure assessment and solutions.
Current Status:
In Committee - 2nd House
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