New law requiring helmets in california

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  1. The Lyin King

    The Lyin King Public Lands Advocate

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    Ben Dover . . .



    BILL NUMBER: AB 1266 CHAPTERED
    BILL TEXT

    CHAPTER 529
    FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    APPROVED BY GOVERNOR SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    PASSED THE SENATE AUGUST 31, 2012
    PASSED THE ASSEMBLY AUGUST 31, 2012
    AMENDED IN SENATE AUGUST 29, 2012
    AMENDED IN SENATE AUGUST 23, 2012

    INTRODUCED BY Assembly Members Nielsen and Cook
    (Coauthor: Assembly Member V. Manuel Pérez)

    FEBRUARY 18, 2011

    An act to amend Sections 38603 and 38604 of the Vehicle Code,
    relating to vehicles, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take
    effect immediately.



    LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


    AB 1266, Nielsen. Vehicles: recreational off-highway vehicles.

    (1) Existing law, commencing January 1, 2013, establishes rules
    for the operation of, and requirements for equipment of, an
    off-highway vehicle, including prohibiting a person who is operating
    a recreational off-highway vehicle from allowing a passenger to
    occupy a separate seat location not designed and provided by the
    manufacturer for a passenger. Existing law, commencing January 1,
    2013, prohibits a person operating a recreational off-highway vehicle
    from riding with a passenger, unless the passenger, among other
    things, have both feet flat on the floorboard.

    This bill would delay operation of the prohibition that a person
    operating a recreational off-highway vehicle shall not allow a
    passenger to occupy a separate seat location not designed and
    provided by the manufacturer for a passenger until July 1, 2013, and
    would eliminate the requirement that both of the passengers feet must
    be flat on the floorboard.

    (2) This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately
    as an urgency statute.


    THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1. Section 38603 of the Vehicle Code, as added by Section
    3 of Chapter 165 of the Statutes of 2012, is amended to read:

    38603. (a) A person operating a recreational off-highway vehicle
    shall not allow a passenger to occupy a separate seat location not
    designed and provided by the manufacturer for a passenger.

    (b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2013.

    SEC. 2. Section 38604 of the Vehicle Code, as added by Section 3
    of Chapter 165 of the Statutes of 2012, is amended to read:

    38604. A person operating a recreational off-highway vehicle
    shall not ride with a passenger, unless the passenger, while seated
    upright with his or her back against the seatback, can grasp the
    occupant handhold with the seatbelt and shoulder belt or safety
    harness properly fastened.

    SEC. 3. This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate
    preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the
    meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate
    effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:

    In order to protect off-highway vehicle operators, passengers, and
    the public from acts that could lead to harm or death, and in order
    to avoid unnecessary implementation that could cost the state money
    and take away resources from other important activities, it is
    necessary that this act take effect immediately.
     
  2. waytay

    waytay Get Outta MY Waytay - UTVUnderground Approved

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    Does this mean they changed nothing??
     
  3. The Lyin King

    The Lyin King Public Lands Advocate

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    They did this . . .

    . . . we keep the change!
     
  4. EFAJEEP

    EFAJEEP Member

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    Really they didnt change anything. All they did was remove the part about the feet on the floor. The rest was just delaying the time of enforcement on the helmet and 4 seat conversion law. We need to start making calls again
     
  5. poolguy311

    poolguy311 New Member

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    As I have said before, I will not wear a helmet and I will keep my conversion. Good luck trying to catch me. Screw you POLITICIANS!

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
     
  6. The Lyin King

    The Lyin King Public Lands Advocate

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    Yup, but one does not have to stick a fork in it to understand that it is DONE!!

    All the calls, letters, emails, petitions and lawsuits in the world won't reverse this!!!

    The virus will spread . . . :eek:
     
  7. warlock

    warlock Wanna Go Fast? - UTVUnderground Approved

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    California Sucks and its Sucks Even More. LOL. To bad the Dunes are there.
     
  8. warlock

    warlock Wanna Go Fast? - UTVUnderground Approved

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    My Favorite Part.

    In order to protect off-highway vehicle operators, passengers, and
    the public from acts that could lead to harm or death, and in order
    to avoid unnecessary implementation that could cost the state money
    and take away resources from other important activities, it is
    necessary that this act take effect immediately.
     
  9. Ali Baba

    Ali Baba Active Member

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    Agreed!
     
  10. The Lyin King

    The Lyin King Public Lands Advocate

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    Think ZZ Top . . . it's bad, it'll be Nation Wide :rolleyes:
     
  11. Slacker

    Slacker La Familia

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    There will always be states that will be havens from lunacy. These states do not touch the ocean and the weather is typically crappy. California is seeing quite an exodus right now, I wonder why:confused:
     
  12. The Lyin King

    The Lyin King Public Lands Advocate

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    Living in Bakerfield you're better able to answer the question posed than me.

    I'll continue to run my UTV around like I always have without a helmet and will never be subjected to this law.

    Yup, there will be States that escape this crap for a few years until the CPSC finally throws a blanket over the Nation, it's just a matter of time.

    CA is NOT the first State to enact a helmet law for UTVs nor will it be the last.

    What happens in CA never stays here . . . unlike Vegas :D
     
  13. Flyingbryan

    Flyingbryan New Member

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    I am reading it the same way, sad but true.


     
  14. Grampsride

    Grampsride Team Incognito

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    It's states that they have to reach it, doesn't say they have to hold it all the time. Install a handle that extends back to them and if questioned have them "reach" it. Play smarter against them, don't exhaust yourself trying to break it all down. Interpretation is in the beholder.
     
  15. Slacker

    Slacker La Familia

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    Cruised around Pismo today and it's clear that this BS wasn't being enforced, at least today.
     
  16. dev's rzr

    dev's rzr Active Member

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    NO PIC'S IT DIDN'T HAPPEN???????
     
  17. Slacker

    Slacker La Familia

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    Cruising Pismo in the short bus is hardly photo worthy:D It can pull off a medium sized bowl and dune but not exactly doing it with flair! It's definately a proficient kid dragger:D The back seat is great for the spotter.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. GGJPGUY

    GGJPGUY New Member

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    SO. With all the phone calling, emailing, letter writting, and picture sending, that everyone has done to prove that those of us that have profesionally built cages and seats installed in the rear of our vehicles, means nothing. Yes, we got them to throw out the "feet on the floor" language, but what is that goin to do for all the families that wanna take all the kids for a ride? This is such BS and California and CPSC Blow!!! all the time we spent in the dunes this winter and all the rangers we spoke with, they all said it was the dumbest thing they ever heard of. One even said he could care less if we wore a helmet and wasnt gonna stop anyone if they didnt have one on. Why cant we get more rangers like him?
     
  19. The Lyin King

    The Lyin King Public Lands Advocate

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    Ah, but the author of the "helmet law" (Cook) is saving JV . . . if the House and Senate pass his newly introduced “compromise†bill.
     
  20. tkrhino

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    There is a bill in the state senate that is going to the floor any day that will correct everything except the helmet portion. Thanks to corva and there hard work talking with the manufactures and politicians we have a bill to help out some. The bill is SB-234. I know this doesn't remove the helmet portion and I am not happy about helmets either but I do want to still use my custom built four seater. But I have found some nice desert locations that are pretty cop free that I plan on using more now so I can get away without a helmet for me and the family.
     

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