senate Bill S2622

Provides for an exemption requirement from registration for ATVs operated on lands owned by the owner or to which the owner has certain contractual rights

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  • 23 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Provides for an exemption requirement from registration for ATVs operated on lands owned by the owner or to which the owner has certain contractual rights when the ATV is not operated elsewhere in the state and no consideration is paid to the owner for operation.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1812
Versions:
S2622
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2282, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S798, A6722
2009-2010: S3825, A7426
2007-2008: A3370

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BILL NUMBER:S2622

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to exempting certain
ATVs from registration requirements

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This legislation will afford to ATV (all terrain vehicle) owners the
same registration exemptions as currently afforded snowmobile owners
in New York State.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill adds a new paragraph (c) to Subdivision 11 of
section 2282 of the vehicle and traffic law.

JUSTIFICATION:
Current New York State law provides three exemptions from the
requirement of registering snowmobiles. They are: 1) snowmobiles
owned and used by the United States, 2) snowmobiles registered in
another state or country, and 3) snowmobiles operated on lands owned
by the owner or to which the owner has certain contractual rights.

New York State law pertaining to ATVs provides only the first two
exemptions. An owner of an ATV must register the vehicle, even if it
is solely used on his/her private property. This has created hardship
for some owners. For example, many farmers use ATVs in everyday
business in operating an agricultural enterprise. While the vehicle
may never leave the owner's private property, that individual can be
cited for violating state law. If a snowmobile is used, then no law
is broken. This bill seeks to address the inequity in the law.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011,2012: S.798/A.6722 Referred to Transportation
2009,2010: S.3825/A.7426 Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect 120 days after becoming law.

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

                                  2622

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. YOUNG, DeFRANCISCO, MAZIARZ, O'MARA, RITCHIE -- 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  exempting
  certain ATVs from registration requirements

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 11 of section 2282 of the vehicle  and  traffic
law is amended by adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows:
  (C) ATVS OPERATED ON LANDS OWNED BY THE OWNER OF SUCH ATV, OR ON LANDS
TO  WHICH SUCH OWNER HAS A CONTRACTUAL RIGHT OTHER THAN AS A MEMBER OF A
CLUB OR ASSOCIATION PROVIDED (I) THE ATV IS NOT OPERATED ELSEWHERE WITH-
IN THE STATE, AND (II) NO CONSIDERATION, EITHER DIRECT  OR  INDIRECT  IS
PAID TO THE OWNER OF THE ATV WITH RESPECT TO SUCH OPERATION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall  have  become  a  law; provided that the commissioner of motor
vehicles is authorized to promulgate any and all rules  and  regulations
and  take  any  other  measures  necessary  to implement this act on its
effective date on or before such date.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03166-01-3

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