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Senate Study Bill 3079

SENATE FILE BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION BILL BY CO=CHAIRPERSON PUTNEY) Passed Senate, Date Passed House, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act requiring the use of headlights when a vehicle's 2 windshield wipers are in use and making a penalty applicable. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 6415SK 81 5 dea/gg/14 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 321.384, Code 2005, is amended to read 1 2 as follows: 1 3 321.384 WHEN LIGHTED LAMPS REQUIRED. 1 4 1. Every A motor vehicle operated upon a highway within 1 5 the state, shall display lighted head lamps as provided in 1 6 section 321.415 at any time from sunset to sunrise, at any 1 7 time the motor vehicle's windshield wipers are in continuous 1 8 operation, and at such other times when conditions such as 1 9 fog, snow, sleet, or rain provide insufficient lighting to 1 10 render clearly discernible persons and vehicles on the highway 1 11 at a distance of five hundred feet ahead, shall display 1 12 lighted head lamps as provided in section 321.415, subject to 1 13 exceptions under this chapter with respect to parked vehicles 1 14 as hereinafter stated. 1 15 2. Whenever A requirement is hereinafter declared as to 1 16 regarding the distance from which certain lamps and devices 1 17 shall render objects visible or within which such lamps or 1 18 devices shall be visible, said provisions shall apply during 1 19 the times stated in subsection 1 of this section upon on a 1 20 straight, level, unlighted highway under normal atmospheric 1 21 conditions unless a different time or condition is expressly 1 22 stated. 1 23 EXPLANATION 1 24 This bill amends Code section 321.384 by requiring a motor 1 25 vehicle to display lighted head lamps at any time when the 1 26 vehicle's wipers are in continuous operation. Due to current 1 27 Code references to Code section 321.384, the bill also 1 28 requires, where applicable, the use of certain lights on other 1 29 types of vehicles while the vehicle's wipers are in operation. 1 30 A violation of these provisions is a simple misdemeanor 1 31 punishable by a scheduled fine of $20 under Code section 1 32 805.8A. 1 33 LSB 6415SK 81 1 34 dea:rj/gg/14
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