senate Bill S1973

Amended

Establishes a non-trail snowmobile registration for snowmobiles which shall be used solely for the purpose of gaining access to hunting, fishing and trapping areas

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 27 / Feb / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 27 / Feb / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 1973A
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Establishes a non-trail snowmobile registration for snowmobiles which shall be used solely for the purpose of gaining access to hunting, fishing and trapping areas.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1973
S1973A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง2222 & 2230, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1206
2009-2010: S2876

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BILL NUMBER:S1973

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation
to the registration of snowmobiles used solely for the purpose of hunt-
ing or fishing

PURPOSE: This bill would establish a non-trail snowmobile registration
for snowmobiles which shall be used solely for the purpose of gaining
access to hunting and fishing areas.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 2-a allowing the commissioner to authorize the regis-
tration of a snowmobile as a non-trail snowmobile used solely for the
purpose of gaining access to hunting and fishing areas. The reduced
snowmobile registration fee would be $25 with $15 of that amount to be
deposited into the snowmobile trail development and maintenance fund. It
also adds a new subdivision 3 that provides for a penalty for any
violation of this section.

JUSTIFICATION: Sportsman groups have argued that they should not have
to pay an exorbitant registration fee or join a snowmobile club when
they don't use the trails. This proposal would significantly reduce the
registration fee but still has some of the fee go to the Trail Fund.
The penalties for violation would be financially and recreationally
severe enough to be an effective deterrent for violations.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S. 1206/A. 1141 of 2011-12 - Transportation
Committee.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1973

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GRIFFO, DeFRANCISCO, MAZIARZ, SEWARD -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  the  regis-
  tration of snowmobiles used solely for the purpose of hunting or fish-
  ing

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 2222 of the vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A.  THE  COMMISSIONER  IS  AUTHORIZED  TO REGISTER A SNOWMOBILE AS A
NON-TRAIL SNOWMOBILE WHICH SHALL BE USED SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF GAIN-
ING ACCESS TO HUNTING AND FISHING  AREAS.  SUCH  REGISTRATION  SHALL  BE
COMPRISED OF A BLAZE ORANGE BACKGROUND WITH BLACK LETTERING. THE FEE FOR
THE  REGISTRATION  OF  A  SNOWMOBILE  AS A NON-TRAIL SNOWMOBILE AND EACH
RENEWAL THEREOF SHALL BE TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS, FIFTEEN DOLLARS  OF  WHICH
SHALL BE DEPOSITED INTO THE SNOWMOBILE TRAIL DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
FUND  SET  FORTH  IN SECTION 21.07 OF THE PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC
PRESERVATION LAW.
  S 2. Section 2230 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3.  ANY  PERSON  WHO  VIOLATES  THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION TWO-A OF
SECTION TWENTY-TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-TWO OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE GUILTY OF
A VIOLATION PUNISHABLE BY A  FINE  OF  FIVE  HUNDRED  DOLLARS  FOR  EACH
OFFENSE,  OF  WHICH FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS OF SUCH FINE SHALL BE DEPOSITED
IN THE SNOWMOBILE TRAIL DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE FUND  SET  FORTH  IN
SECTION 21.07 OF THE PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION LAW. IN
ADDITION  TO  SUCH  FINE, ANY SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE WITHIN A FIVE
YEAR PERIOD SHALL RESULT IN THE SUSPENSION OF ALL LICENSES SET FORTH  IN
SECTION  11-0701  OF  THE  ENVIRONMENTAL  CONSERVATION  LAW HELD BY SUCH
PERSON FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04921-01-3

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