senate Bill S2622
(R, C, IP) 57th Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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.
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Legislative Cycle:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Transportation
- Law Section:
- Vehicle and Traffic Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §2282, V & T L
- Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S798, A6722
2009-2010: S3825, A7426
TITLE OF BILL:
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.
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
This act shall take effect 120 days after becoming law.
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