SENATE BILL No. 589

 

 

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

 

257.1575).

 

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

 

of 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

 

operate 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.