HOUSE BILL No. 4227

February 24, 2015, Introduced by Reps. Pettalia, Irwin, Lucido, Tedder, McCready, Maturen, Kivela, Dianda, Singh, Faris, Plawecki, Lane and Rutledge and referred to the Committee on Tourism and Outdoor Recreation.

 

     A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled

 

"Michigan vehicle code,"

 

by amending section 33 (MCL 257.33), as amended by 2013 PA 36, and

 

by adding section 7b.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 7b. "Commercial quadricycle" means a vehicle that

 

satisfies all of the following:

 

     (a) The vehicle has fully operative pedals for propulsion

 

entirely by human power.

 

     (b) The vehicle has at least 4 wheels and is operated in a

 

manner similar to a bicycle.

 

     (c) The vehicle has at least 6 seats for passengers.

 

     (d) The vehicle is designed to be occupied by a driver and

 

powered either by passengers providing pedal power to the drive


 

train of the vehicle or by a motor capable of propelling the

 

vehicle in the absence of human power.

 

     (e) The vehicle is used for commercial purposes.

 

     (f) The vehicle is operated by the owner of the vehicle or an

 

employee of the owner of the vehicle.

 

     Sec. 33. "Motor vehicle" means every vehicle that is self-

 

propelled, but for purposes of chapter 4 of this act motor vehicle

 

does not include industrial equipment such as a forklift, a front-

 

end loader, or other construction equipment that is not subject to

 

registration under this act. Motor vehicle does not include an

 

electric patrol vehicle being operated in compliance with the

 

electric patrol vehicle act, 1997 PA 55, MCL 257.1571 to 257.1577.

 

Motor vehicle does not include an electric personal assistive

 

mobility device. Motor vehicle does not include an electric

 

carriage. Motor vehicle does not include a commercial quadricycle.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect

 

unless Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 4228 (request no.

 

01240'15) of the 98th Legislature is enacted into law.