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Old November 20th, 2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default SB 491 - Off-road vehicle eligibility for registration and certificate of title

I posted this over on GLFWDA but wanted to expand the thread over here too. If you have an opinion on this bill (one way or another) please post on GLFWDA as well so we can track the details: http://www.glfwda.org/showthread.php?13252-SB-491-Off-road-vehicle-eligibility-for-registration-and-certificate-of-title&p=69129#post69129


Recently SB 491 was introduced that would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code to require the Secretary of State to refuse to issue a registration or title for an off-road vehicle (ORV) that was manufactured exclusively for off-road use, including one that was modified for on-road use.

The Code specifies grounds under which the SOS must refuse to issue a registration or transfer of registration, and grounds under which the SOS must refuse to issue a certificate of title or a salvage certificate.

Under the bill, these grounds would include an application for a vehicle that was an ORV manufactured exclusively for off-road use as specified on the manufacturer's certificate of origin, or an ORV, using either the original vehicle identification number or one that the SOS assigned to the vehicle, that was originally manufactured exclusively for off-road use and modified for use on the public roadways. "Off-road vehicle" would include a golf cart and would not include a motorcycle.

Personally as a full-size 4x4 user this is not an issue to me but I know a number of folks that own Side x Sides, some even street legal today. Not sure who is pushing for this bill but I could see where manufactures of ATVs and SxS's could be pushing for this to prevent legal issues.

Why should or shouldn't this bill pass? How would it affect you personally?

Bill Analysis - http://www.legislature.mi.gov/docume...SFA-0491-B.htm
Full details on the bill - http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(qla...e=2013-SB-0491
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Old November 21st, 2013, 11:13 PM   #2
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Personally, I think the bill shouldn't pass. Just seems like another nanny state law.
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I kinda like seeing the occasional side by side cruising the city boo this law
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This law is bad news...they can shove this and the orv increase up their asses. And anyone that agrees with the orv increase, you can shove this up your ass too
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the part I find funny is there is already laws to guide the state in approving ORVs for road use. why do they need to try and dump the responsibility on the manufactures?

if I build any kind of car for road use they would approve it. so its a catch 22 for them. they wouldn't be able to tell one from another so its wasted paper turned into law.

what the state doesn't realize is if they adopted the law AZ has they would make money. they charge a $135 license fee last I knew to make any ORV road legal. they have a 29% user rate. so do the math. 29% of 10 million people generates some serious cash.
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