SB 525 Modifies the law with respect to certain off-highway vehicles (ATVs and recreational off-highway vehicles)
Sponsor: Griesheimer
LR Number: 2155S.01I Fiscal Note: 2155-01
Committee: Transportation
Last Action: 3/11/2009 - Hearing Conducted S Transportation Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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SB 525 - This act modifies the definition of all-terrain vehicles by increasing the vehicle's unladen dry weight from 1,000 pounds to 1,500 pounds. The definition is also modified by stating that an ATV is a vehicle with four or more nonhighway tires (current law uses the term low pressure tires).

The act also provides a definition for the term "recreational off-highway vehicle" for purposes of Missouri's titling and registration laws. Under the act, a recreational off-highway vehicle is any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is 60 inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of 1,500 pounds or less, traveling on four or more nonhighway tires, with a nonstraddle seat, and steering wheel, which are subject to the same registration requirements and trail use as all-terrain vehicles.

STEPHEN WITTE