OLR Bill Analysis

SB 190

AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFUL DIRT BIKE OPERATION AND A STUDY OF A TITLE SYSTEM FOR DIRT BIKE OWNERSHIP.

SUMMARY:

This bill allows municipalities to set a penalty of up to $2,000 for violating an ordinance or regulation on unlawful dirt bike operation. By law, the fine for violating local ordinances and regulations is capped at $250 unless the statutes specifically provide for a different amount (CGS 7-148).

The bill requires the motor vehicles commissioner to conduct a study on implementing a system to issue certificates of title to dirt bike owners. The study must include an evaluation of the procedures, benefits, and costs of implementing the system. The commissioner must submit a report of the study's findings and her recommendations to the Transportation Committee by February 1, 2014.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013, except the study provision is effective upon passage.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Transportation Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

23

Nay

11

(03/15/2013)