SB 0271 Motorcycle safety, education and permits
Committee:TRANLR Number:S0807.02I
Last Action:02/14/95 - Voted Do Pass w/SCA 1 S Transportation Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 1995
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Current Bill Summary

SB 271 - This act establishes a motorcycle safety education program and allows temporary motorcycle permits at age 15 and 1/2.

TEMPORARY PERMITS - Teenagers at least 15 and 1/2 years of age may get temporary permits to operate motorcycles. Restrictions are placed on their driving. The additional fee for the temporary permit is $2.75.

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAM - The Department of Public Safety (DPS) shall establish standards and administer the program. Rider and instructor training courses shall be included in the program. The DPS shall promulgate rules. The DPS may contract with private organizations for assistance with training courses. The organizations may charge a reasonable tuition fee. The DPS Director shall establish an advisory committee of seven members to help develop the program. Passage of the course shall be indicated on the person's driver's license.

TRUST FUND, COURT COSTS - A trust fund is created to receive all court fees, appropriations, grants and other funds for the motorcycle program. Court costs of $5 are imposed upon violators of laws or ordinances when a motorcycle is involved. The costs are doubled if alcohol consumption was involved.

TERMINATION DATE - The sections relating to the motorcycle safety education program shall terminate in 1999.

POINTS ASSESMENT - The assessment of points against a motorcycle operator's license may be stayed if the driver completes an approved motorcycle program.

See Truly Agreed To HB 717.