senate Bill S2388A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Allows for a fee reduction for the registration of vintage snowmobiles

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Mar 01, 2011 print number 2388a
amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 19, 2011 referred to transportation

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S2388 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4455A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2222, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3042, A5331

S2388 - Bill Texts

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Allows for a fee reduction for the registration of vintage snowmobiles; prescribes the use of a different color registration sticker for vintage snowmobiles; defines vintage snowmobiles; creates a violation for misuse of a vintage snowmobile registration.

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BILL NUMBER:S2388

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the registration of
vintage snowmobiles

PURPOSE:
To exempt vintage snowmobiles that
are used for participation in club activities, exhibits, tours,
parades, occasional transportation and similar uses, but not used for
general snowmobiling purposes, from the portion of the snowmobile
registration fee that is deposited into the Snowmobile Trail
Development and Maintenance Fund.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Exempts vintage snowmobiles that are used only for
participation in club activities, exhibits, tours, parades,
occasional transportation and similar uses, but not used for general
snowmobiling purposes, from the portion of the snowmobile
registration fee that is deposited into the Snowmobile Trail
Development and Maintenance Fund.

Section 2: Requires that the registration stickers for vintage
snowmobiles be of a different color than other registration stickers
for snowmobiles.

Section 3: Defines a vintage snowmobile as any snowmobile manufactured
more than twenty-five years prior to the current calendar year, or
any other model, year and type snowmobile which has unique
characteristics and is determined by the commissioner to be of
historical, classic, or exhibition value.

Section 4: 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 shall be subject to a fine of $200.

EXISTING LAW:
The current snowmobile registration fee is $45 for New York State
Snowmobile Association (NYSSA) members and $100 for non-members.

JUSTIFICATION:
Requiring individuals who use their vintage snowmobiles
for participation in club activities, exhibits, tours, parades,
occasional transportation and similar uses, but do not use them for
general snowmobile purposes to pay into the Snowmobile Trail
Development and Maintenance Fund is unfair, as these individuals do
not use the trail system.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.3042 of 2009-10.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Unknown at this time.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
90 days after becoming a law.

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

                                  2388

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SEWARD,  DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, RANZENHOFER -- 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 the regis-
  tration of vintage snowmobiles

  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 15 to read as follows:
  15. (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 AS AN EXHIBITION PIECE OR COLLEC-
TOR'S ITEM, AND IS USED FOR PARTICIPATION IN CLUB ACTIVITIES,  EXHIBITS,
TOURS, PARADES, OCCASIONAL TRANSPORTATION AND SIMILAR USES, BUT NOT USED
FOR GENERAL SNOWMOBILING PURPOSES, SHALL NOT INCLUDE THE ADDITIONAL FEES
SET  OUT IN SUBDIVISION FOUR-A OF THIS SECTION, AND SECTION 21.07 OF THE
PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION LAW.
  (B) THE REGISTRATION STICKER FOR VINTAGE SNOWMOBILES  WHICH  SHALL  BE
USED  ONLY  FOR  VINTAGE  SNOWMOBILES SHALL BE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR THAN
OTHER REGISTRATION STICKERS FOR SNOWMOBILES.
  (C) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, A VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE SHALL  MEAN
ANY  SNOWMOBILE  MANUFACTURED  MORE  THAN TWENTY-FIVE YEARS PRIOR TO THE
CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR, AND ANY OTHER MODEL,  YEAR  AND  TYPE  SNOWMOBILE
WHICH  HAS UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS AND WHICH IS DETERMINED BY THE COMMIS-
SIONER TO BE OF HISTORICAL, CLASSIC OR EXHIBITION VALUE.
  (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  2.  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05743-01-1

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S2388A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4455A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2222, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3042, A5331

S2388A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Allows for a fee reduction for the registration of vintage snowmobiles; prescribes the use of a different color registration sticker for vintage snowmobiles; defines vintage snowmobiles; creates a violation for misuse of a vintage snowmobile registration.

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BILL NUMBER:S2388A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the registration of
vintage snowmobiles

PURPOSE:
To require vintage snowmobiles that are used for
participation in club activities, exhibits, tours, parades,
occasional transportation and similar uses, but not used for general
snowmobiling purposes, to pay a reduced portion of the snowmobile
registration fee that is deposited into the Snowmobile Trail
Development and Maintenance Fund.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Required vintage snowmobiles that
are used only for participation in club activities, exhibits, tours,
parades, occasional transportation and similar uses, but not used for
general snowmobiling purposes, to pay ten dollars annually if the
registrant is a member of an organized club, and twenty dollars
annually if the registrant is not a member of an organized club. The
fees are a reduced portion of the snowmobile registration fee that is
deposited into the Snowmobile Trail Development and Maintenance Fund.

Section 2: Requires that the registration stickers for vintage
snowmobiles be of a different color than other registration stickers
for snowmobiles. The registration sticker is not required to be
affixed to the snowmobile, but must be readily available to the
operator and presented on demand by a law enforcement officer.

Section 3: Defines a vintage snowmobile as any snowmobile manufactured
more than thirty years prior to the current calendar year, or any
other model, year and type snowmobile which has unique
characteristics and is determined by the commissioner to be of
historical; classic, or exhibition value.

Section 4: 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 shall be subject to a fine of$200.

EXISTING LAW:
The current snowmobile registration fee is $45 for New
York State Snowmobile Association (NYSSA) members and $100 for
non-members.

JUSTIFICATION:
Requiring individuals who use their vintage snowmobiles
for participation in club activities, exhibits, tours, parades,
occasional transportation and similar uses, but do not use them for
general snowmobile purposes to pay into the Snowmobile Trail

Development and Maintenance Fund is unfair, as these individuals do
not use the trail system.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.3042 of 2009-10.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Unknown at this time.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
90 days after becoming a law.

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

                                 2388--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SEWARD, DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE,
  YOUNG -- 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 vintage snowmobiles

  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 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 AS AN EXHIBITION PIECE OR COLLEC-
TOR'S ITEM, AND IS USED FOR PARTICIPATION IN CLUB ACTIVITIES,  EXHIBITS,
TOURS, PARADES, OCCASIONAL TRANSPORTATION AND SIMILAR USES, BUT NOT USED
FOR  GENERAL  SNOWMOBILING PURPOSES, SHALL BE AS FOLLOWS (I) TEN DOLLARS
ANNUALLY IF THE REGISTRANT IS A MEMBER OF AN ORGANIZED CLUB AS SET FORTH
IN SUBDIVISION FOUR-A OF THIS SECTION, AND (II) TWENTY DOLLARS  ANNUALLY
IF  THE  REGISTRANT  IS  NOT  A MEMBER OF SUCH A CLUB; PROVIDED THAT THE
REGISTRANT OF A VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE SHALL NOT BE  SUBJECT  TO  THE  ADDI-
TIONAL  FEES  SET OUT IN SUBDIVISION FOUR-A OF THIS SECTION, AND SECTION
21.07 OF THE PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION LAW.
  (B) THE REGISTRATION STICKER FOR VINTAGE SNOWMOBILES  WHICH  SHALL  BE
USED  ONLY  FOR  VINTAGE  SNOWMOBILES SHALL BE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR THAN
OTHER REGISTRATION STICKERS FOR SNOWMOBILES.  SUCH REGISTRATION  STICKER
SHALL  NOT  BE  REQUIRED  TO  BE AFFIXED TO THE SNOWMOBILE, BUT 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05743-02-1

S. 2388--A                          2

CALENDAR YEAR, AND ANY OTHER MODEL, YEAR AND TYPE SNOWMOBILE  WHICH  HAS
UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS AND WHICH IS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER TO BE
OF HISTORICAL, CLASSIC OR EXHIBITION VALUE.
  (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 2. 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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