HCS/SCS/SB 147 - This act enacts provisions relating to motor vehicles.
AUTOCYCLES (Section 301.010)
This act modifies the definition of "autocycle" by removing the requirement that the vehicle be designed to be controlled with a steering wheel and pedals.
MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION RENEWALS (Section 301.030)
This act specifies that fees for the renewal of noncommercial motor vehicle registrations shall be payable no later than the last day of the month that follows the final month of the expired registration period. No renewal penalty shall be assessed, and no violation for expired registration shall be issued, until the second month that follows the expired registration period.
MOTORCYCLE HEADGEAR (Sections 302.020 and 302.026)
Currently, every person operating or riding a motorcycle or motortricycle is required to wear protective headgear.
This act provides that persons under the age of 18 who are operating or riding as a passenger on a motorcycle or motortricycle shall wear a helmet when the vehicle is in motion. Similarly, a person who is 18 or older, is operating a motorcycle or motortricycle, and who has been issued an instruction permit shall wear a helmet when the vehicle is in motion.
This act also provides that qualified operators who are 18 or older may operate a motorcycle or motortricycle without a helmet if he or she is covered by a health benefit plan, as defined by law. Proof of such coverage shall be provided on request of law enforcement by showing a copy of the qualified operator's insurance card.
These provisions are identical to SCS/SB 120 (2019).
ERIC VANDER WEERD