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AB-1835 Recreational off-highway vehicles: helmets: exemption.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Bill No. 1835
CHAPTER 355

An act to amend Section 38601 of the Vehicle Code, relating to recreational off-highway vehicles.

[ Approved by Governor  September 16, 2014. Filed with Secretary of State  September 16, 2014. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1835, Olsen. Recreational off-highway vehicles: helmets: exemption.
Existing law prohibits a person from operating, or allowing a passenger in, a recreational off-highway vehicle unless the person and the passenger are wearing safety helmets, as specified.
This bill would instead prohibit the above-described activities only on public lands.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 38601 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

38601.
 A person shall not operate, or allow a passenger in, a recreational off-highway vehicle on public lands unless the person and the passenger are wearing safety helmets meeting the requirements established for motorcycles and motorized bicycles pursuant to Section 27802.