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Introduced Version Senate Bill 151 History

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Senate Bill No. 151

(By Senator Hunter)

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[Introduced February 10, 2005; referred to the Committee

on Transportation and Infrastructure.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact §17C-1-30 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to including a person with a disability using an electric scooter incapable of speed in excess of eight miles an hour as an alternative to a wheelchair within the definition of a pedestrian for the purposes of traffic regulation and laws of the road.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §17C-1-30 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. WORDS AND PHRASES DEFINED.

§17C-1-30. Pedestrian.
"Pedestrian" means any person afoot or any person using a wheelchair or any person with a disability using an electric scooter incapable of speed in excess of eight miles per hour as an alternative to a wheelchair.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to include a person with a disability using an electric scooter incapable of speed in excess of eight miles an hour as an alternative to a wheelchair within the definition of a pedestrian for purposes of traffic regulation and laws of the road.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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