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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: September 30, 2015 11:46 AM
From: Representative David R. Millard
To: All House members
Subject: Updating the State's Restrictions on All-Terrain Vehicles Relating to Youth Riders
I will soon be introducing legislation updating the state's restrictions on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) relating to youth riders.

Currently, persons ages 8 and 9 are limited to riding ATVs with an engine displacement of 70cc or less. My bill updates that outdated restriction by limiting all youth riders to the age recommendation warning label that is required to be affixed to the ATV by the manufacturer, which is based on speed capacity rather than displacement. This is based on model legislation from the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America and reflects federal consumer safety rules.

For older ATVs that do not contain such a label, the 70cc restriction for 8 and 9 year olds still applies. The bill does not change the current minimum age for riding an ATV on state-owned land, which is 8 years old.

Introduced as HB1703