House Committee Substitute

HCS/SS/SB 659 - This act modifies provisions relating to the regulation of motor vehicles.

AUTOCYCLES (Section 304.005) - This act defines "autocycle", and exempts autocycle operators from the motorcycle helmet requirement if the autocycle has a roof. This act also requires autocycle operators to have a driver's license.

This provision is identical to SCS/HCS/HB 1976 (2016), is substantially similar to SS/HB 1733 (2016), HCS/HB 1732 (2016), SB 344 (2015), and is similar to SB 596 (2014), SB 503 (2014), and provisions in SS/SCS/HCS/HB 1124 (2014).

BUS LENGTH (Section 304.170) - Currently, no bus may exceed 45 feet in length except with safety bumpers. This act allows articulated buses, or buses having two or more sections connected by a joint, to be up to 60 feet in length not including safety bumpers which may extend 1 foot in both the front and rear.

This provision is substantially similar to SS/HB 1733 (2016), SCS/HB 1745 (2016), and HCS/SB 640 (2016), and is similar to HCS/HB 1732 (2016).


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