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2014 House Bill 5636: Permit golf cart road road use without insurance
  1. Introduced by Rep. Kevin Cotter (R) on June 5, 2014, to establish that a golf cart driven on roads (as House Bill 5645 would permit) is not considered a "motor vehicle" subject to registration taxes and the mandated no-fault vehicle insurance.
    • Referred to the House Insurance Committee on June 5, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on September 24, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Kevin Cotter (R) on October 2, 2014, to also include “commercial quadricycles” in the "not a motor vehicle" category, which are pedal-powered mobile beer bars; see House Bills 5408 and 5409. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on October 2, 2014.
  2. Passed 104 to 3 in the House on October 2, 2014, to establish that a golf cart driven on roads (as House Bill 5645 would permit) is not considered a "motor vehicle" subject to registration taxes and the mandated no-fault vehicle insurance. The bill would also establish that motorized wheelchairs, "scooters" and other personal mobility devices are not considered "motor vehicles".
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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