Senate File 2157 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1relating to the operation of off-road utility vehicles
2on state park road systems.
1   Section 1.  Section 321I.10, Code 2024, is amended by adding
2the following new subsection:
3   NEW SUBSECTION.  2A.  A registered off-road utility vehicle
4may be operated on state park road systems, and may be
5operated anywhere within the boundaries of a state park that a
6motor vehicle required to be registered under chapter 321 is
7authorized to operate.
9The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
10the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   11Current law generally prohibits the operation of all-
12terrain vehicles (ATVs) and off-road utility vehicles (UTVs)
13on roadways and highways unless otherwise authorized by
14law. Registered ATVs and UTVs are allowed to operate on
15undivided two-lane primary highways that are not part of the
16interstate road system between specified locations, on unpaved
17secondary roads, on certain paved, undivided secondary roads
18between specified locations, or on roads or streets otherwise
19authorized by the county board of supervisors or a city.
   20This bill authorizes registered UTVs to be operated on
21state park road systems, and anywhere within the boundaries of
22a state park that a motor vehicle required to be registered
23under Code chapter 321 (motor vehicles and law of the road) is
24authorized to operate. “State park road system” means those
25roads and streets wholly within the boundaries of state lands
26operated as parks (Code section 306.3).
   27A person who violates Code section 321I.10 commits a simple
28misdemeanor punishable by a scheduled fine of $70.
   29Pursuant to Code section 461A.36, the maximum speed limit
30of all vehicles on state park roads and highways is 35 miles
31per hour, unless a lower speed limit is posted. All driving
32must be confined to designated roadways. A violation of this
33provision is a simple misdemeanor punishable by a scheduled
34fine under Code section 805.8A(5). The amount of the fine is
35based on the vehicle’s speed in excess of the applicable limit.