View Amendment Current Amendment: JUD3163.002.DOCX to Bill 3163 Senator KNOTTS proposed the following amendment (JUD3163.002):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words, and inserting:

/     SECTION     1.     Section 56-1-1720 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

    "Section 56-1-1720.     Until January 1, 1987, no person under the age of twelve may operate a moped on the public highways and streets of this State. After December 31, 1986, to operate a moped on the public highways and streets of this State, a (A)     A person must possess a valid driver's license issued under pursuant to Article 1 of this chapter or a valid moped operator's license issued under pursuant to this article to operate a moped on the public highways and streets of this State, except that a person whose driver's license has been suspended for a period of six months or less is not required to obtain a moped operator's license or possess a valid driver's license during the period of suspension. From January 1, 1987, to December 31, 1987, the Department shall not issue a moped operator's license to any person who is less than thirteen years of age. After December 31, 1987, the
    (B)     The Department of Motor Vehicles shall not issue a moped operator's license to any a person who is less than fourteen years of age.
    (C)     AnyA person who violates the provisions of this section subsection (A) is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction of for a:
        (1)     first offense, must be fined not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than fifty dollars; and, upon conviction of a
        (2)     second or subsequent offense, must be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars.
    (D)     The Department of Motor Vehicles may shall not issue a beginner's permit or special restricted license as provided for in pursuant to Sections 56-1-50 and 56-1-180 to any a person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of operating a moped on the public highways and roads streets of this State while under age, until that the person is at least fifteen and one-half years of age or older."

SECTION     2.     Section 56-1-1730 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

    "Section 56-1-1730.     A person is eligible for a moped operator's license without regard to his eligibility for or the status of any other driver's license or permit. The Department of Motor Vehicles may suspend, revoke, or cancel a moped operator's license only for violations committed while operating a moped. A moped operator's license may be suspended, revoked, or canceled in the same manner and upon the same grounds for which any other motor vehicle operator's license or permit may be suspended, revoked, or canceled."    

SECTION     3.     Section 56-3-115 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

    "Section 56-3-115.     (A)     The owner of a vehicle commonly known as a golf cart, if he the owner has a valid driver's license, may obtain a permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles upon the payment of a fee of five dollars and proof of financial responsibility which permits his the owner's agent, employees, or him the owner to:
        (1)     operate the golf cart on a secondary highway or street within two miles of his the owner's residence or place of business during daylight hours only; and
        (2)     cross a primary highway or street while traveling along a secondary highway or street within two miles of his the owner's residence or place of business during daylight hours only.
    (B)     A person who operates a golf cart pursuant to this section is subject to Article 23, Chapter 5 of Title 56.    

SECTION     4.     Section 56-5-50 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

    "Section 56-5-50.     With the exception of Articles 35 and 37, the provisions of Chapter 5 of Title 56, including, but not limited to, Article 23, govern the operation of mopeds on the public highways and streets of this State."

SECTION     5.     The repeal or amendment by this act of any law, whether temporary or permanent or civil or criminal, does not affect pending actions, rights, duties, or liabilities founded thereon, or alter, discharge, release or extinguish any penalty, forfeiture, or liability incurred under the repealed or amended law, unless the repealed or amended provision shall so expressly provide. After the effective date of this act, all laws repealed or amended by this act must be taken and treated as remaining in full force and effect for the purpose of sustaining any pending or vested right, civil action, special proceeding, criminal prosecution, or appeal existing as of the effective date of this act, and for the enforcement of rights, duties, penalties, forfeitures, and liabilities as they stood under the repealed or amended laws.

SECTION     6.     This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.         /

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