senate Bill S4226A

Relates to the registration of vintage snowmobiles

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  • 15 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 24 / Apr / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 24 / Apr / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 4226A

Summary

Relates to the registration of vintage snowmobiles; defines the term "vintage snowmobiles".

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5864A
Versions:
S4226
S4226A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2222, V & T L; amd §21.07, Pks & Rec L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4226A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to the registration of vintage snowmobiles; and to amend the
parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to a fee
for snowmobile trail development and maintenance

PURPOSE:

To establish a reduced registration fee ($20 total) for Snowmobiles
that are 30 years or older.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Amends subdivision 4-a of section 2222 of the vehicle and traffic law
in relation to establishing a vintage sled fee which supports trail
maintenance and development; creates a new subdivision 4b of section
2222 of the vehicle and traffic law providing for a definition of a
vintage snowmobile and establishing a registration fee payable to the
general fund and amends section 21.07 (2) of the parks, recreation and
historic preservation law to establish a fee to be paid to the trail
development and maintenance fund from the registration of a vintage
snowmobile.

JUSTIFICATION:

The collecting and restoration of vintage sleds (those which are 30
years old or older), has become a popular pastime in the snowmobile
community. Many of these collectors would like to register and ride
their restored sleds but find the cost of registration
disproportionately high when compared to the ability of these sleds to
be ridden for any distance. Compared to today's modern snowmobiles
these sleds can only be ridden for a short few miles at any one time,
or are featured in a limited way in shows and parades.

Approximately, there are 300 sleds 1983 and older that are registered
in NY. The vintage sled community believes if a $20 vintage sled
registration were created for these older sleds, many more of them
would be registered, generating revenue for the trail development and
maintenance fund. The New York State Snowmobile Association supports
this legislation and has advocated for its introduction.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Assuming that new registrations will be added beyond the current 300,
each new registration will generate an additional $10 to the state's
general fund. Assuming no change in the number of older registrations,
there is no impact on the state's general fund.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have
become a law, provided that the commissioner of motor vehicles is


immediately authorized and directed to promulgate and/or repeal any
rules or regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act
on its effective date.

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

                                 4226--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SEWARD, FARLEY, LARKIN, LITTLE, MARCHIONE, RANZEN-
  HOFER -- read twice and  ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed  to  the  Committee  on Transportation -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Transportation in accordance with Senate Rule 6,  sec.  8
  --  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 vintage snowmobiles; and to amend the parks, recreation and
  historic  preservation  law, in relation to a fee for snowmobile trail
  development and maintenance

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 4-a of section 2222 of the vehicle and traffic
law, as amended by chapter 609 of the laws of 2005, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  4-a.  Additional  fee.  In  addition to the other fees provided for in
paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of subdivision  four  of  this  section  the
commissioner  shall, upon application in such cases for the registration
of a snowmobile or the renewal thereof, collect the annual ninety dollar
fee for residents and ninety dollar fee for nonresidents and  a  thirty-
five  dollar  fee  for residents and thirty-five dollar fee for nonresi-
dents OR TEN DOLLARS FOR EACH RESIDENT OR NON-RESIDENT  VINTAGE  SNOWMO-
BILE  REGISTRATION  who provide proof, at the time of registration, that
such individual is a member of an organized New  York  state  snowmobile
club that is a member of the New York state snowmobile association or is
a  member of an organized New York state snowmobile club that is a trail
maintenance entity and a member of the New York state snowmobile associ-
ation which are imposed by section 21.07 of the  parks,  recreation  and
historic preservation law. In the event that an individual seeking snow-
mobile  club  membership  is unable, for any reason, to secure such club
membership, he or she may contact the New York state snowmobile  associ-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09530-03-4

S. 4226--A                          2

ation,  who shall secure such membership for such person. This fee shall
also be collected from dealers at the time of original registration  and
at  the  time  of  each renewal. The commissioner shall effectuate regu-
lations  regarding  what is required as proof of membership in an organ-
ized New York state snowmobile club that is a trail  maintenance  entity
and  a  member  of  the  New  York  state snowmobile association for the
purposes of this subdivision.
  S 2. Section 2222 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 4-b to read as follows:
  4-B.  (A) FEES FOR VINTAGE SNOWMOBILES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER LAW,
RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, FEES FOR REGISTRATION OF  A  VINTAGE
SNOWMOBILE   WHICH  IS  OWNED  AND  OPERATED  FOR  GENERAL  SNOWMOBILING
PURPOSES, SHALL BE TEN DOLLARS ANNUALLY.
  (B) THE ANNUAL REGISTRATION STICKER SHALL NOT BE ISSUED  NOR  REQUIRED
TO  BE AFFIXED TO THE SNOWMOBILE, BUT THE REGISTRATION SHALL BE REQUIRED
TO BE READILY AVAILABLE TO THE OPERATOR AND PRESENTED ON DEMAND BY A LAW
ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.
  (C) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, A VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE SHALL  MEAN
ANY  SNOWMOBILE  MANUFACTURED  THIRTY OR MORE YEARS PRIOR TO THE CURRENT
CALENDAR YEAR.
  (D) 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 IN PARAGRAPH (C) OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  BE  GUILTY  OF  A
VIOLATION AND SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE OF TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS.
  S  3.  Subdivision  2  of  section  21.07 of the parks, recreation and
historic preservation law, as added by chapter 609 of the laws of  2005,
is amended to read as follows:
  2.  Notwithstanding  the fee as established in subdivision one of this
section, an individual resident or nonresident registering a  snowmobile
who  provides proof at the time of registration, that such individual is
a member of an organized New York state snowmobile club that is a member
of the New York state snowmobile association or is a member of an organ-
ized New York state snowmobile club that is a trail  maintenance  entity
and  a  member  of  the New York state snowmobile association, shall pay
thirty-five dollars for each snowmobile OR TEN DOLLARS FOR EACH  VINTAGE
SNOWMOBILE REGISTRATION for the snowmobile trail development and mainte-
nance  fund  in addition to the registration required by the vehicle and
traffic law. In the event that an  individual  seeking  snowmobile  club
membership is unable, for any reason, to secure such club membership, he
or  she may contact the New York state snowmobile association, who shall
secure such membership for such person.
  S 4. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have  become  a law, provided that the commissioner of motor vehicles is
immediately authorized and directed  to  promulgate  and/or  repeal  any
rules  and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act
on its effective date.

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