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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"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 18, 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"

  5. Received in the House on December 18, 2014.
  6. Passed 105 to 5 in the House on December 18, 2014, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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