AN ACT TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MODIFY THE DEFINITION OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE TO REFLECT CHANGES IN THE TYPES OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES SOLD IN NORTH CAROLINA AND TO ESTABLISH THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT.
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes proposed changes to the definition of all-terrain vehicle or ATV in GS 20-4.01 and instead changes the definition of all-terrain vehicle or ATV to a motorized vehicle 50 inches or less in width (was, no specified width) designed to travel on three or more (was, three or four) low-pressure tires, and manufactured for off-highway use (deletes the requirements concerning the seat and handlebars). Excludes from the term golf carts, utility vehicles, and riding lawnmowers. Also amends the definition of utility vehicle as a motor vehicle that is designed for off-road use and used for general maintenance, security, agricultural, or horticultural purposes (was, designed and manufactured for general maintenance, security, recreation, and landscaping purposes, without specifying off-road use). The term excludes all-terrain vehicles or golf carts and riding lawn mowers.
Adds a section amending GS 20-171.16 requiring a passenger on an all-terrain vehicle who is under 18 years old to wear eye protection and a safety helmet.
Changes the effective date of the act from when the act becomes law to December 1, 2013.
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