HB100 - MOTOR VEHICLE RIDERSHIP - Williams, Deleta
HB100 PROHIBITS OPERATING A TRUCK WITH SOMEONE RIDING IN THE OPEN BED.
Sponsor: Williams, Deleta (121) Effective Date:00/00/00
CoSponsor:Hosmer, Craig (138) LR Number:0224-03
Last Action: 04/09/97 - Motion to reconsider defeated (H)
HCS HB 100
Next Hearing:Hearing not scheduled
Calendar:Bill currently not on calendar
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BILL SUMMARIES

PERFECTED

HCS HB 100 -- MOTOR VEHICLE RIDERSHIP (Williams, 121)

This substitute makes it a class C misdemeanor for any person to
operate a truck with a licensed gross weight of less than 12,000
pounds, when a person under the age of 18 is riding in the
unenclosed bed of the truck.  The bill also requires seat belts
to be worn by children ages 4 to 16 in motor vehicles.  Under
current law, children are required to wear a seat belt in the
front seat of a motor vehicle only.

The unenclosed truck bed ridership prohibition will only apply
when a truck is operated on the state or federal highway system
or within the corporate limits of any city.

The prohibition will not apply to:

(1) a motor vehicle used in agricultural work-related activities;

(2) an employee when his employment duties require such
ridership;

(3) any person engaged in agricultural activities where it is
necessary to ride in the unenclosed bed of a truck;

(4) trucks while being operated in parades, caravans, or lawful
exhibitions;

(5) a person who is secured to the truck in a manner that will
prevent the person from being thrown, falling, or jumping from
the truck;

(6) any person participating in a "special event" as defined in
the bill; or

(7) any unenclosed bed rider providing assistance to, or
ensuring the safety of, others engaged in recreational activity.

In other provisions of the substitute related to motor vehicles.

The substitute:

(1) Allows any person 21 years of age or older to operate or
ride as a passenger on any motorcycle or motortricyle without
protective headgear.  In instances when the adult rider is
accompanied by an underage passenger, a person less than 21
years of age, then both the adult rider and the passenger must
wear protective headgear;

(2) Allows the registration fee for commercial vehicles and
trailers to be payable by February 28 of each year.  Under
current law the fees must be paid by December 31; and

(3) Makes historically licensed vehicles exempt from the
requirements of current law that limit tinted glass or
reflective material on the windshields, sidewings, or
sidewindows of a motor vehicle unless the vehicle's owner
obtains a special permit.

FISCAL NOTE:  State Schools Moneys Fund Savings: Less moneys
could be disbursed to local school districts.  Loss of Income:
There could be less income received from fines for not wearing
protective headgear due to the lowering of the age requirement.
Estimated Net Cost to Highway fund of $87,818 for FY 1998, $0
for FY 1999, and $0 for FY 2000.


COMMITTEE

HCS HB 100 -- SEAT BELTS AND RIDING IN OPEN TRUCKS

CO-SPONSORS:  Smith (Williams 121)

COMMITTEE ACTION - Voted "do pass" by the Committee on  Civil
and Administrative Law by a vote of 15 to 0.

This substitute makes it a class A misdemeanor for any person to
operate a truck with a gross weight of 12,000 pounds or less,
when a person under the age of 18 is riding in the unenclosed
bed of the truck.  The bill also requires seat belts to be worn
by children ages 4 to 16 in motor vehicles.  Under current law,
children are required to wear a seat belt in the front seat of a
motor vehicle only.

The unenclosed truck bed ridership prohibition will only apply
when a truck is operated on the state or federal highway system
or within the corporate limits of any city.  The prohibition
will not apply to:

(1) a motor vehicle used in agricultural work-related activities
on agricultural property;

(2) an employee when his employment duties require such
ridership;

(3) any person engaged in agricultural activities where it is
necessary to ride in the unenclosed bed of a truck;

(4) trucks while being operated in parades, caravans, or lawful
exhibitions;

(5) a person who is secured to the truck in a manner which will
prevent the person from being thrown, falling, or jumping from
the truck;

(6) any person participating in a "special event" as defined in
the bill; or

(7) any unenclosed bed rider providing assistance to, or
ensuring the safety of, others engaged in recreational activity.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that the seat belt provisions and
the prohibition against children riding in the bed of an
unenclosed truck save lives.

Testifying for the bill were Representatives Williams (121) and
Hosmer; Governor Mel Carnahan; Missouri Department of Public
Safety; Division of Highway Safety; Missouri Safety Council;
Missouri Head Injury Council; Missouri Council on Public Safety;
Missouri Safety Center, Central Missouri State University; Ford
Motor Co.; Missouri Highway Patrol; Missouri Parents and
Teachers Association; Brain Injury Association; Department of
Health; Missouri Heads Up Prevention Program; Missouri Insurance
Coalition; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration;
Director Regional Government Affairs; AAA Auto Club of Missouri;
Missouri Association of Insurance Agents; Missouri State Medical
Association; Missouri Emergency Medical Association; North
Central Missouri Safety Council; State Farm Insurance; Beenders
Marketing Group; and Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Advisory
Council.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Michael Warrick, Research Analyst


INTRODUCED

HB 100 -- Riding In Open Truck Beds

Co-Sponsors:  Williams (121), Hosmer

This bill makes it a class A misdemeanor for any person under
the age of 18 to ride in an open or uncovered bed of a truck
with a gross weight of 12,000 pounds or less.  The bill also
requires seat belts to be worn by children ages 4 to 16 in the
back seats of motor vehicles.  Under current law, children are
required to wear a seat belt in the front seat of a motor
vehicle only.  The bill allows for motor vehicles to be stopped,
inspected, or detained to determine compliance with the seat
belt provisions.

The bill prohibits any person from operating a truck with a
gross weight of 12,000 pounds or less, when a person under the
age of 18 is riding in the open area or bed of the truck.  The
ridership prohibition will only apply when a truck is operated
on the state highway system or within the corporate limits of
any city.  The prohibition will not apply to:

(1) a motor vehicle used in agricultural work-related activities
on agricultural property;

(2) an employee when his employment duties require such
ridership;

(3) any person engaged in the transportation of unprocessed
agricultural products where it is necessary to ride in the open
end or bed of the truck;

(4) trucks while being operated in parades, caravans, or lawful
exhibitions;

(5) a person who is secured to the truck in a manner which will
prevent the person from being thrown, falling, or jumping from
the truck;

(6) any person participating in a "special event" as defined in
the bill; or

(7) any open bed rider providing assistance to, or ensuring the
safety of, others engaged in recreational activity.


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