PA 15-100—sSB 186

Planning and Development Committee

Judiciary Committee

Environment Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR VIOLATION OF A MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE REGULATING THE OPERATION OR USE OF A DIRT BIKE OR ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE

SUMMARY: This act allows municipalities to fine a first-time violator of a dirt bike or all-terrain vehicle (ATV) ordinance. It does so by allowing municipal officers or employees to issue citations without first providing a warning of a dirt bike or ATV violation. Prior law required, as is still the case for other ordinances enforced by citations, a municipal officer or employee to issue a written warning providing notice of a violation before he or she could issue a citation.

Existing law authorizes municipalities to adopt ordinances on the operation and use of (1) dirt bikes on public property, including hours of use, and (2) ATVs, including hours and zones of use.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2015

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