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2013 Senate Bill 491: Restrict licensing golf carts for on-road travel
  1. Introduced by Sen. Jack Brandenburg (R) on September 12, 2013, to prohibit licensing a vehicle that is manufactured exclusively for off-road use for on-road travel, including golf carts, unless the manufacturer certifies in writing that it may be modified for use on roads.
    • Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on September 12, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on November 6, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on November 13, 2013, to adopt a version of the bill that does not include a provision to allow licensing if the manufacturer certifies in writing that the vehicle may be modified for use on roads. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 13, 2013.
  2. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on November 14, 2013, to prohibit licensing a vehicle that is manufactured exclusively for off-road use for on-road travel, including golf carts.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on November 14, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on November 14, 2013.

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