Bill Text: AZ HB2477 | 2012 | Fiftieth Legislature 2nd Regular | Chaptered


Bill Title: Vehicle equipment; inspections; farm implements

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 12-1)

Status: (Passed) 2012-03-27 - Governor Signed [HB2477 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2012-HB2477-Chaptered.html

 

 

 

House Engrossed

 

 

 

State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fiftieth Legislature

Second Regular Session

2012

 

 

 

CHAPTER 100

 

HOUSE BILL 2477

 

 

AN ACT

 

amending sections 28‑921 and 28‑981, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to vehicle equipment and inspections.

 

 

(TEXT OF BILL BEGINS ON NEXT PAGE)

 



Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Section 28-921, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE28-921.  Applicability of equipment requirements

A.  A person shall not:

1.  Drive or move and the owner shall not knowingly cause or permit to be driven or moved on a highway a vehicle or combination of vehicles that:

(a)  Is in an unsafe condition that endangers a person.

(b)  Does not contain those parts or is not at all times equipped with lamps and other equipment in proper condition and adjustment as required in this article.

(c)  Is equipped in any manner in violation of this article.

2.  Do an act forbidden or fail to perform an act required under this article.

B.  This article does not prohibit the use of additional parts and accessories on a vehicle if the use is not inconsistent with this article.

C.  The provisions of this article with respect to equipment on vehicles do not apply to implements of husbandry, trailers used solely in the operation of a farm for the transportation of the unprocessed fiber products on the farm or from the farm to a cotton gin, road machinery, road rollers or, farm tractors except as made applicable by this article or implements of husbandry when the implement is being incidentally operated or moved on a highway whether as a trailer or self-propelled unit. For the purposes of this subsection, "incidentally operated or moved on a highway" means travel between a farm and another part of the same farm, from one farm to another farm or between a farm and a place of repair, supply or storage.

D.  Notwithstanding subsection C of this section, a farm tractor equipped with an electric lighting system shall display at all times mentioned in section 28‑922 a red tail lamp and either multiple beam or single beam head lamps meeting the requirements of sections 28‑925, 28‑941 and 28‑943. END_STATUTE

Sec. 2.  Section 28-981, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE28-981.  Vehicle equipment; safety requirement

A.  A person shall not drive or move on a highway a motor vehicle, tow truck, trailer, semitrailer or pole trailer or any combination of a motor vehicle, tow truck, trailer, semitrailer or pole trailer unless:

1.  The equipment on the vehicle is in good working order and adjustment as required in this chapter.

2.  The vehicle is in a safe mechanical condition that does not endanger the driver or other occupant or a person on the highway.

B.  The provisions of this article with respect to equipment on vehicles do not apply to trailers used solely in the operation of a farm for the transportation of unprocessed fiber products on the farm or from a farm to a cotton gin, road machinery, road rollers, farm tractors or implements of husbandry when the implement is being incidentally operated or moved on a highway whether as a trailer or self-propelled unit.† For the purposes of this subsection, "incidentally operated or moved on a highway" means travel between a farm and another part of the same farm, from one farm to another farm or between a farm and a place of repair, supply or storage. END_STATUTE


 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR MARCH 27, 2012.

 

FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 27, 2012.

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