All-terrain vehicles and off-road motorcycles; owners must obtain title from DMV. (HB344)

Introduced By

Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


All-terrain vehicles and off-road motorcycles. Requires that every owner (other than a dealer) of any all-terrain vehicle or off-road motorcycle powered by a gasoline or diesel engine of more than 50 cubic centimeters displacement that is purchased as new on or after July 1, 2006, must obtain a title to the vehicle from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). On and after January 1, 2009, in order to purchase or otherwise acquire an all-terrain vehicle or off-road motorcycle, the purchaser must obtain a certificate of title from DMV. The bill provides that, for purposes of motorcycle dealers, all-terrain vehicles and off-road motorcycles will be considered motorcycles. The bill also allows children under 12 years of age to operate all-terrain vehicles and off-road motorcycles powered by engines of no more than 50 cubic centimeters displacement. Three sections of the tax code are also amended so as to avoid tax consequences flowing from titling of these vehicles. Nothing in the bill requires all-terrain vehicles or off-road motorcycles to be registered or licensed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 068709504
01/06/2006Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/18/2006Assigned to Transportation sub-committee: #3 (Carrico)
01/27/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB344)
02/07/2006Tabled in Transportation