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A bill, pre-filed by Representative Craig Redmon (r):

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 115 [pdf]

98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE REDMON.

0356H.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk

AN ACT

To amend chapter 303, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to liability insurance requirements for non-motor vehicles, with penalty provisions.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

Section A. Chapter 303, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 303.450, to read as follows:

303.450. 1. As used in this section, the term “non-motor vehicle” shall mean a mechanical device on wheels that regularly travels on state highways and is not self-propelled by use of a motor including, but not limited to, a bicycle or horse-drawn buggy or carriage.

2. No owner of a non-motor vehicle shall operate or permit another person to operate such non-motor vehicle on a state highway unless the owner possesses liability insurance in an amount not to exceed the liability requirements for motor vehicles under this chapter. The liability insurance requirement under this section may be met if the owner of a non-motor vehicle possesses homeowners’ or other insurance coverage that substantially covers damages from accidents involving non-motor vehicles.

3. The department of revenue may prescribe rules and regulations for the implementation of the provisions of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable, and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly under chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2015, shall be invalid and void.

4. Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor. A first violation of this section shall be punishable as a class D misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation of this section shall be punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed fifteen days or a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars.

[emphasis in original]

Would that requirement apply to people who ride bicycles in a race across the state? Just asking.

Darn, it looks like this complicates my request for a street luge from Santa…