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Motor Vehicle Access Individuals with Disabilities

Concerning basic access for individuals with disabilities using motor vehicles.
2024 Regular Session
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

The act requires a car sharing program operating in the state, on and after January 1, 2028, to indicate a car's accessibility modifications for each shared car available through the program. A car sharing program that makes a reasonable effort to obtain accurate information from the shared car owner regarding any modification for accessibility is not liable for incorrect or false information provided by the shared car owner.

The energy code board must include in its model low energy and carbon code accessibility requirements related to electric vehicles that consider design recommendations from the United States access board (access board) and any applicable federal regulations.

For an electric vehicle charging station constructed or replaced on and after January 1, 2026, the act specifies that no fewer than 5% or one vehicle charging space should incorporate the standards from the access board until applicable regulations are issued by the federal department of justice or the federal department of transportation.

The act clarifies that an individual shall not block reasonable access to reserved parking, curb ramps, access aisles, or accessible routes by any means. A peace officer or parking enforcement officer is required to investigate a complaint that accessible parking has been blocked within a reasonable time.

APPROVED by Governor June 3, 2024

EFFECTIVE June 3, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details