GOLF CARTS; LOCAL ROADS S.B. 771:

SUMMARY OF INTRODUCED BILL

IN COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Bill 771 (as introduced 3-7-24)

Sponsor: Senator Kevin Hertel

Committee: Local Government

 

Date Completed: 5-13-24

 


CONTENT

 

The bill would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code to increase, from 30,000 to 65,000, the population threshold at which a city, village, or township could not allow for the operation of golf carts on its streets.

 

Generally, the Code allows a village, city, or township with a population of fewer than 30,000 individuals based on the 2010 census to allow, by resolution, drivers to operate golf carts on local streets. The bill would increase the population threshold to 65,000 individuals based on the most recent census.

 

MCL 257.657a Legislative Analyst: Alex Krabill

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The bill would have a negative fiscal impact on the State and local units of government. It would increase the number of cities and villages that can allow golf carts on streets. This could reduce vehicle registrations and gasoline tax if people use a golf cart to travel rather than a car or truck which would result in less money for the Department of Transportation and local units of government.

 

Fiscal Analyst: Bobby Canell

 

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.