senate Bill S2388A
(R, C, IP) 51st Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Allows for a fee reduction for the registration of vintage snowmobiles; prescribes the use of a different color registration sticker for vintage snowmobiles; defines vintage snowmobiles; creates a violation for misuse of a vintage snowmobile registration.
TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the registration of
To require vintage snowmobiles that are used for
participation in club activities, exhibits, tours, parades,
occasional transportation and similar uses, but not used for general
snowmobiling purposes, to pay a reduced portion of the snowmobile
registration fee that is deposited into the Snowmobile Trail
Development and Maintenance Fund.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Required vintage snowmobiles that
are used only for participation in club activities, exhibits, tours,
parades, occasional transportation and similar uses, but not used for
general snowmobiling purposes, to pay ten dollars annually if the
registrant is a member of an organized club, and twenty dollars
annually if the registrant is not a member of an organized club. The
fees are a reduced portion of the snowmobile registration fee that is
deposited into the Snowmobile Trail Development and Maintenance Fund.
Section 2: Requires that the registration stickers for vintage
snowmobiles be of a different color than other registration stickers
for snowmobiles. The registration sticker is not required to be
affixed to the snowmobile, but must be readily available to the
operator and presented on demand by a law enforcement officer.
Section 3: Defines a vintage snowmobile as any snowmobile manufactured
more than thirty years prior to the current calendar year, or any
other model, year and type snowmobile which has unique
characteristics and is determined by the commissioner to be of
historical; classic, or exhibition value.
Section 4: A person who owns or operates a snowmobile which is
registered as a vintage snowmobile and such snowmobile is not a
vintage snowmobile as defined shall be subject to a fine of$200.
The current snowmobile registration fee is $45 for New
York State Snowmobile Association (NYSSA) members and $100 for
Requiring individuals who use their vintage snowmobiles
for participation in club activities, exhibits, tours, parades,
occasional transportation and similar uses, but do not use them for
general snowmobile purposes to pay into the Snowmobile Trail
Development and Maintenance Fund is unfair, as these individuals do
not use the trail system.
S.3042 of 2009-10.
Unknown at this time.
90 days after becoming a law.
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