MICHIGAN VEHICLE CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 300 of 1949
257.312a Motorcycle indorsement; issuance, suspension, revocation, cancellation, or renewal; special restricted license to operate moped; requirements; expiration; duration; fees; violation as misdemeanor; penalty.
(1) A person, before operating a motorcycle, other than an autocycle, upon a public street or highway in this state, shall procure a motorcycle indorsement on his or her operator's or chauffeur's license. The license shall be issued, suspended, revoked, canceled, or renewed in accordance with and governed by this act.
(2) A person, before operating a moped upon a highway shall procure a special restricted license to operate a moped unless the person has a valid operator's or chauffeur's license. A special restricted license to operate a moped may be issued to a person 15 years of age or older if the person satisfies the secretary of state that he is competent to operate a moped with safety. The secretary of state shall not require a road test before issuance of a special restricted license to operate a moped.
(3) A special restricted license to operate a moped shall expire on the birthday of the person to whom it is issued in the fourth year following the date of issuance. A license shall not be issued for a period longer than 4 years. A person issued a license to operate a moped shall pay $7.50 for an original license and $6.00 for a renewal license. The money received and collected under this subsection shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the general fund. The secretary of state shall refund out of the fees collected to each county or municipality, acting as an examining officer, $2.50 for each applicant examined for an original license and $1.00 for a renewal license.
(4) A person who violates subsection (1) is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable as follows:
(a) For a first violation, by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.
(b) For a violation that occurs after a prior conviction, by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.
History: Add. 1956, Act 178, Imd. Eff. Apr. 16, 1956
Am. 1959, Act 260, Eff. Mar. 19, 1960
Am. 1969, Act 134, Eff. June 1, 1970
Am. 1976, Act 439, Imd. Eff. Jan. 13, 1977
Am. 2013, Act 177, Imd. Eff. Nov. 26, 2013
Am. 2016, Act 318, Eff. Feb. 7, 2017
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