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2017 House Bill 4945: Permit golf carts on some highways

Public Act 139 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. Aaron Miller (R) on September 13, 2017
To expand a law that lets local governments allow golf carts on streets, so it also allows them on certain sections of state trunk line highways if state transportation officials approve it based on criteria specified in the bill. The operator would have to stay as far to the right as practicable.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on September 13, 2017
Reported in the House on October 31, 2017
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on November 28, 2017
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on November 28, 2017
Reported in the Senate on April 17, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on April 19, 2018
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that lets local governments impose auto-like safety equipment on golf carts that use streets.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 19, 2018
Passed 35 to 2 in the Senate on April 19, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To expand a law that lets local governments allow golf carts on streets, so it also allows them on certain sections of state trunk line highways if state transportation officials approve it based on criteria specified in the bill. The operator would have to stay as far to the right as practicable. Also, to allow local governments to impose vehicle safety equipment mandates on golf carts used on streets, including headlights, tail light, horn, proper brakes, a windshield, seat belts, etc.
Received in the House on April 19, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. John Chirkun (D) on April 24, 2018
To require local governments that allows golf carts on streets and requires them be registered to mandate seat belt use by minors who are golf cart passengers.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 24, 2018
Passed 67 to 40 in the House on April 24, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill, which added a provision allowing local governments to impose vehicle safety equipment mandates on golf carts used on streets, including headlights, tail light, horn, proper brakes, a windshield, seat belts, etc. The House also added a provision requiring seat belt use by minors who are passengers in golf carts operating on local streets if the local government requires registration for this use.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 9, 2018

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