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House of Representatives
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 7, 2013 02:33 PM
From: Representative Mike Fleck
To: All House members
Subject: Co-Sponsorship of Legislation – Electric Cars (Former HB-849)
 
In the near future, I will be reintroducing HB-849 of the 2011-2012 legislative session amending Title 75 providing for the operation of neighborhood electric vehicles.

The neighborhood electric vehicle is defined as “a four-wheeled electric vehicle that has a maximum design speed of not less than 20 miles per hour and not more than 25 miles per hour and that complies with Federal safety standards”.

The legislation would allow the use of neighborhood electric vehicles to be operated on any roadway where the speed limit posted is 35 miles per hour or less, nevertheless, you would be permitted to cross an intersection where the highway or roadway has a posted speed limit of more than 35 miles per hour.

Vehicles must be equipped in accordance with 49 CFR 571.500, including the following: headlamps, stop lamps, turn signals, reflex reflectors, parking brake, rearview exterior mirror, rearview interior mirror, windshield, windshield wiper, speedometer, odometer, braking in each wheel, seat belts, vehicle identification number, and other equipment as required by Federal regulations.

In these tough economic times, electric vehicles can provide a practical means of transportation and they’re better for the environment. The operator must hold a valid driver’s license and maintain financial responsibility as per current Pennsylvania law.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation. If you have any questions regarding same please contact Kelly Roth in my office at via email at kroth@pahousegop.com or by calling 787-3335.

Previous co-sponsors of former HB-849 are BARRAR, BOBACK, BOYD, CALTAGIRONE, COHEN, DENLINGER, EVERETT, GEIST, GILLEN, GINGRICH, GRELL, HARHAI, HARRIS, HENNESSEY, JOSEPHS, KAUFFMAN, M. K. KELLER, LONGIETTI, MILLER, MILNE, MOUL, D. O'BRIEN, ROSS, SCAVELLO, SONNEY, STURLA, THOMAS, WATSON, YOUNGBLOOD, SCHRODER, GILLESPIE and MURT



Introduced as HB573