senate Bill S4226A
(R, C, IP) 51st Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Relates to the registration of vintage snowmobiles; defines the term "vintage snowmobiles".
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
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
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.
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.
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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