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2014 House Bill 5636: Permit golf cart road road use without insurance

Public Act 492 of 2014

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
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".
Received in the Senate on October 22, 2014
Referred to the Senate Insurance Committee on October 22, 2014
Reported in the Senate on December 3, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 17, 2014 To clarify the application of a section defining motor vehicle "owner" to users of borrowed or leased motorcycles.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 17, 2014
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 18, 2014 (same description)
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".
Received in the House on December 18, 2014
Passed 105 to 5 in the House on December 18, 2014 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 10, 2015

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