senate Bill S1973A

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

download pdf

Sponsor

Co-Sponsors

Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
view actions

actions

  • 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.

do you support this bill?

Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A152A
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, A1141
2009-2010: S2876, A2418
2007-2008: A1602

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1973A

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 hunting, fishing or trapping

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, fishing and trapping areas.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The vehicle and traffic law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 2-a allowing the commissioner to authorize
the registration of a snowmobile as a non-trail snowmobile used solely
for the purpose of gaining access to hunting, fishing and trapping
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.

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

                                 1973--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, DeFRANCISCO, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Transportation -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

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

  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, FISHING AND  TRAPPING  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.
                                                           LBD04921-03-3

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.