The Senate Transportation and Public Safety committee laid over a provision that would allow motorized bicycles to be eligible to receive disability license plates. The change would allow moped owners to get disability plates, as long as the vehicle cannot go over 30 miles per hour and doesn’t have an engine larger than 50 cc.
The bill is in reaction to a 70-year-old Marine Corps Veteran with two knee replacements and severe nerve damage in his right leg. In his written testimony, he said he prefers to park as close as possible to his destination. He also wrote that he can get a disability plate for his truck, and others can get one for their motorcycles, so why shouldn’t he be able to get one for his scooter?
In 2016, this bill was amended into the H.F. 2749, the Omnibus Supplemental Budget bill, but was not included as part of the bill after conference committee. (SF 291)