September 27, 2017, Introduced by Senators MACGREGOR, BRANDENBURG, HILDENBRAND and SCHMIDT and referred to the Committee on Transportation.
A bill to amend 1997 PA 55, entitled
"Electric patrol vehicle act,"
by amending sections 2, 4, and 5 (MCL 257.1572, 257.1574, and
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 2. As used in this act:
(a) "Electric patrol vehicle" means an electrically powered
motor vehicle designed to carry not more than 4 persons, at a speed
not more than 25 miles per hour, having
not less than 4 2 or 3
wheels and having an unloaded weight of not more than 1,300 pounds.
(b) "Political subdivision" means a village, city, township,
county, or a university of this state.
(c) "Sidewalk" means a paved public sidewalk intended for
pedestrian use situated outside of and adjacent to the improved
portion of a street or highway designed for vehicular travel.
Sec. 4. Subject to section 5, a political subdivision may, by
ordinance, authorize law enforcement, emergency service, and
parking enforcement employees of the political subdivision to
an electric patrol vehicle on a street,
or highway, or
sidewalk within that political subdivision's boundaries.
Sec. 5. An electric patrol vehicle authorized under section 4
shall be limited as follows:
(a) To a street or highway with a posted speed limit of not
more than 25 miles per hour.
(b) To crossing a street or highway with a posted speed limit
of not more than 50 miles per hour.
(c) To a sidewalk.
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days
after the date it is enacted into law.