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Bill to Update ATV and UTV Definitions Moves Through Legislature
Legislation updating the definitions of all-terrain and utility terrain vehicles (ATVs and UTVs) passed both the State Senate and State Assembly earlier this week.  The bill makes several changes to the definitions to accommodate technological innovations by the ATV and UTV manufacturing industry.  Making these changes will address market demands and help foster growth in this industry.  For example, current state law requires that ATVs and UTVs must be equipped with low-pressure tires.  However, manufacturers have designed a new type of airless tire for use on these vehicles.  These new tires offer riders the benefits of enhanced durability, and because they are airless they cannot go flat and do not need to be aired-up.  The bill was developed with the input of various stakeholders involved in ATV and UTV recreation and was authored by Senator Harsdorf and Representative Erik Severson.  It now awaits the Governor’s signature.