SB 0771 Allows operators of low-speed vehicles to use public highways and modifies commercial zone boundaries
LR Number:2751L.04C Fiscal Note:2751-04
Last Action:05/14/04 - H Consent Calendar w/HCS Journal page:
Title:HCS SCS SB 771
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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HCS/SCS/SB 771 - This act allows operators of low-speed vehicles to use public highways under certain conditions. According to federal regulations, a low- speed vehicle is a four-wheeled vehicle whose top speed is greater than 20 mph but less than 25 mph. All low-speed vehicles must be manufactured in compliance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards. A low-speed vehicle shall not be operated on a street or highway with a posted speed limit greater than 35 mph. A low-speed vehicle shall be exempt from inspection and emission testing, but must comply with the federal standards. Every operator of a low-speed vehicle shall maintain financial responsibility as required under Chapter 303, RSMo. Every operator of a low-speed vehicle must have a driver's license. City and counties may promulgate ordinances which are more stringent than this act. These provisions are in the truly agreed to version of SB 1233 and were contained in SB 594 and HB 327 (2003)(Section 304.029).

The act extends the Kansas City commercial zone south along U. S. Highway 71 and State Route 291 to and including the City of Harrisonville (Section 304.190).