Honorable Joseph Pickett, Chair, House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB763 by Watson (Relating to motorcycle training, the enforcement of certification standards for motorcycles, and the license requirements for a three-wheeled motorcycle; creating an offense. ), Committee Report 2nd House, Substituted
The bill would amend the Transportation Code to create a Class M license that is restricted to the operation of a three-wheeled motorcycle, provided that the motorcycle operator training course completed is specific to the operation of this type of vehicle. The bill would also make it an offense to provide training in motorcycle operation by an unlicensed instructor.
The bill would remove the requirement that the administering state agency must include curricula in its motorcycle operator training and safety program developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. The bill would instead stipulate that the motorcycle operator training and safety program shall include curricula approved by the administering state agency.
The bill would repeal Transportation Code Section 521.227, relating to the authority of a peace officer to stop and detain a motorcycle, motor driven cycle, or moped, to determine if the vehicle is of a model and make certified by the Department of Public Safety.
It is assumed the costs of implementing the provisions of the bill could be absorbed within current appropriations. The bill would take effect September 1, 2013.
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