Senate Study Bill 3089 - Introduced SENATE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION BILL BY CHAIRPERSON KLIMESH) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the speed limit applicable to all-terrain 1 vehicles. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5395XC (2) 90 th/ns
S.F. _____ Section 1. Section 321.234A, subsection 2, Code 2024, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 2. A person operating an all-terrain vehicle on a highway 3 shall have a valid driver’s license and operate the vehicle at 4 speeds of thirty-five miles per hour or less . In addition, a 5 person operating an all-terrain vehicle on a highway pursuant 6 to subsection 1 , paragraphs “b” through “g” , shall be at least 7 eighteen years of age and have financial liability coverage 8 in effect for the vehicle and carry proof of such financial 9 liability coverage in accordance with section 321.20B . 10 EXPLANATION 11 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 12 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 13 This bill strikes the 35-mile-per-hour (MPH) speed limit 14 for a person operating an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on a 15 highway. However, if an ATV is operated at speeds of 35 16 MPH or less between sunrise and sunset, and the operation is 17 incidental to the vehicle’s use for agricultural purposes, 18 the ATV is still considered an implement of husbandry and 19 exempt from registration, licensing, and certain vehicle 20 equipment requirements. Under Code chapter 321, an ATV is a 21 motor vehicle and subject to the applicable speed limit on the 22 highway. 23 -1- LSB 5395XC (2) 90 th/ns 1/ 1