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S. 1527 (117th): A bill to amend title 54, United States Code, to provide that State law shall apply to the use of motor vehicles on roads within a System unit.


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 29, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1527

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 29, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To amend title 54, United States Code, to provide that State law shall apply to the use of motor vehicles on roads within a System unit.

1.

Application of State law applicable to the use of motor vehicles on roads within a System unit

(a)

In general

Subchapter II of chapter 1015 of title 54, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

101513.

State law

(a)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Off-highway vehicle

The term off-highway vehicle shall be defined by the State in which the applicable System unit is located, in accordance with the law of the State.

(2)

Road

The term road means the main-traveled surface of a roadway open to motor vehicles that is owned, controlled, or otherwise administered by the Service.

(b)

Applicable law

The law of the State in which a System unit is located shall apply to the use of motor vehicles (including off-highway vehicles) on roads within a System unit.

(c)

Violations

Violating a provision of State law applicable to a System unit under subsection (b) shall be prohibited in the applicable System unit.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The analysis for subchapter II of chapter 1015 of title 54, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

101513. State law.

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