2019 Legislative Session Digest

This is the final installment of the Legislative Update for the 2019 legislative session. This installment contains summaries of select bills of interest or portions of bills that were signed into law in the 2019 legislative session.  Civil Anatomical gifts and … [Read more...]

School bus safety

S.E.A. 2, P.L. 144 Effective: July 1, 2019; §16 effective May 1, 2019 Requires a school bus to be equipped with black reflective tape mounted on certain areas of the school bus. Provides that if a school bus is in operation and transporting passengers, the driver … [Read more...]

Traffic crimes

S.E.A. 186, P.L. 184 Effective: July 1, 2019 Provides that an operator of a motor vehicle who: (1) operates a motor vehicle after the operator's driving privileges have been suspended or revoked; and (2) causes an accident that results in injury or death to another … [Read more...]

Traffic amnesty program

H.E.A. 1141, P.L. 202 Effective: July 1, 2019 Establishes a temporary traffic amnesty program to permit certain persons owing unpaid traffic fines, or who may be required to pay a fee for reinstatement of driving privileges, to obtain a reduction in the amount owed … [Read more...]

Electric bicycles

H.E.A. 1236, P.L. 206 Effective: July 1, 2019 Defines the term "electric bicycle" as a bicycle equipped with: (1) operable pedals; and (2) an electric motor with a power output not greater than 750 watts. Provides that an electric bicycle is not a motor vehicle. … [Read more...]

Bureau of Motor Vehicles

H.B. 1506, P.L. 178 Effective: July 1, 2019 Provides that if one or more of the following taxes have not been paid for one or more preceding years, the bureau of motor vehicles may collect only the tax for the year immediately preceding the current registration … [Read more...]

Electric foot scooters

H.E.A. 1649, P.L. 142 Effective: July 1, 2019 Provides that an electric foot scooter is not a motor vehicle for purposes of certain motor vehicle laws. Provides that an electric foot scooter has all rights and duties that apply to a person operating a bicycle. … [Read more...]

Traffic crimes

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 186 on traffic crimes, sponsored by Rep. McNamara. This bill provides: an operator of a motor vehicle who operates a motor vehicle after the operator's driving privileges have been suspended or revoked and causes … [Read more...]