Across the States

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The following is a state-by-state list of powersports-related legislation adopted into law during this past year's legislative sessions.

  • Arizona HB 2051 Amends motorcycle safety fund scheme
  • Arizona HB 2781 Appropriation for motorcycle safety fund
  • Arizona HB 2788 Allows AZ state parks board to spend OHV rec. funds
  • Arkansas HB 1462 Amends ATV definition; regulates 6-wheeled ATV
  • California SB 77 Appropriation for OHV program
  • Colorado SB 181 Appropriation for OHV program
  • Colorado HB 1117 Requires certain riders under age 18 to wear helmets
  • Colorado SB 42 Allows military to take safety course for same fee as resident
  • Connecticut SB 1400 Prohibits passengers for 6 months for minor motorcycle operators
  • Connecticut SB 739 Abolishes dispute settlement panels for lemon law disputes
  • Connecticut SB 1400 Exempts motorcycles from greenhouse gas label; handlebar height
  • Delaware HB 133 3-wheeled motorcycle operator licensing
  • Florida HB 985 Specifies placement of license plates
  • Florida SB 2800 Appropriates funds to ABATE for motorcycle safety education
  • Florida SB 2800 Appropriation for OHV recreation program
  • Florida HB 985 Permits counties to allow ATV use on certain unpaved roadways
  • Florida HB 1003 Allows on-hwy. use of specified ORVs by law enforcement
  • Hawaii SR 72 Relates to expanding ORV operation
  • Hawaii HB 1427 Amends license plate height requirement
  • Illinois HB 1499 Requires lighted lamps for OHV roadway use at night
  • Indiana HB 1001 Increases motorcycle registration fee
  • Indiana HB 1001 Appropriation for motorcycle operator safety education fund
  • Iowa HB 742 Amends ATV laws; regulates off-road utility vehicles
  • Louisiana HB 1 Appropriation for motorcycle safety fund
  • Louisiana HB 231 Exempts out-of-state ORV purchasers from paying sales tax
  • Louisiana SB 290 Enacts Louisiana Vehicle Protection Product Act
  • Maine HB 142 Allows govt. to determine location of ATV travel on public ways
  • Maine HB 149 Allows military to pay same ATV registration fee as resident
  • Maine HB 354 Prohibits truck & passenger vehicle use on certain ATV trails
  • Maine HB 383 Appropriations for ATV Safety & Education Program
  • Maine HB 707 Requires study on incentives to encourage ATV owner to join club
  • Maine SB 646 Exempts mopeds from inspection requirement
  • Maryland HB 449 Enacts Vehicle Protection Products Act
  • Maryland HB 747 Requires mfrs. to establish warranty adjustment program
  • Maryland SB 640 Requires mfrs. to establish warranty adjustment program
  • Massachusetts HB 4141 Appropriates funds to motorcycle safety program
  • Minnesota SB 1131 Amends ATV passenger, age & helmet provisions; OHV use provisions
  • Mississippi HB 844 Enacts Mississippi Vehicle Protection Product Act
  • Mississippi SCR 622 Urges USFS to permit OHV use on National Forest System lands
  • Missouri HB 221 Amends motor vehicle service contract provisions
  • Montana HB 193 Allows person with disability to hunt from OHV
  • Montana HB 332 Provides noise limit for OHMs & ATVs; requires spark arrester
  • Nebraska LB 307 Permits ATV operation on hwy. under certain conditions
  • Nevada SJR 10 Supports designation of OHV trails by BLM & USFS
  • Nevada SJR 18 Urges Congress to convey BLM land for OHV park in Clark County
  • New Hampshire HB 498 Credits fish & game dept. with portion of OHRV gas tax
  • New Hampshire SB 143 Jericho Mt. State Park — ATV & trail bike trails
  • New Hampshire HB 1 Appropriates funds for motorcycle safety program
  • New Jersey SB 3000 Appropriation for motorcycle safety program
  • New York SB 4833 Requires global warming labels on motor vehicles
  • North Carolina HB 563 Requires helmets to comply with FMVSS #218
  • North Carolina SB 1359 Allows motorcycle to proceed through red light if not detected
  • North Carolina HB 767 ATV safety course approval; certain hwy. use
  • North Dakota HB 1012 Includes OHMs in age/safety rqmts.; allows youth use in events
  • North Dakota HB 1183 Amends handlebar height requirements
  • North Dakota HB 1205 Specifies motorcycle lighting requirements
  • North Dakota HB 1445 Relates to OHV operation on highways
  • Oklahoma HB 1016 Repeals titling exemption for OHVs used for agriculture
  • Oklahoma HB 1606 Amends ATV definition
  • Oklahoma HB 1686 Requires helmets for ATV riders under 18; restricts passengers
  • Oklahoma SB 86 Amends motorized bicycle definitions
  • Oregon EO 7 Extends Governor's Motorcycle Safety Advisory Cmte.
  • Oregon SB 101 Requires OHM & ATV operators to have permits; age rqmts.
  • Oregon HB 2941 Amends lemon law applicability
  • Oregon HB 3386 Regulates vehicle protection product warranties
  • Rhode Island HB 5581 Authorizes officers to enforce motor vehicle laws on ATVs
  • South Dakota SB 12 Amends instruction permit test waiver provisions
  • Tennessee SB 1994 Creates offense of allowing child to ride OHV without helmet
  • Tennessee HB 201 Motorcycle operation with front tire raised; reckless driving
  • Texas HB 1279 Requires traffic control devices register presence of motorcycle
  • Texas HB 3849 Amends OHV Trails Program provisions
  • Utah HB 48 Amends type I ATV definition to decrease width; land use
  • Virginia EO 48 Continues Governor's Motorcycle Advisory Council
  • Virginia HB 2177 Revises motorcycle license exam provisions; test waivers
  • Washington HB 1094 Appropriation for motorcycle safety education
  • Washington SB 5273 Motorcycle awareness info. to be approved by state, not MSF; fee
  • Washington HB 2135 Expands lemon law coverage to out-of-state purchasers
  • Wyoming HB 13 Defines & regulates "multipurpose vehicle"