senate Bill S1973A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a non-trail snowmobile registration for snowmobiles which shall be used solely for the purpose of gaining access to hunting, fishing and trapping areas

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Feb 27, 2013 print number 1973a
amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

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S1973 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A152A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2222 & 2230, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1206, A1141
2009-2010: S2876, A2418

S1973 - Bill Texts

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Establishes a non-trail snowmobile registration for snowmobiles which shall be used solely for the purpose of gaining access to hunting, fishing and trapping areas.

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BILL NUMBER:S1973

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation
to the registration of snowmobiles used solely for the purpose of hunt-
ing or fishing

PURPOSE: This bill would establish a non-trail snowmobile registration
for snowmobiles which shall be used solely for the purpose of gaining
access to hunting and fishing areas.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 2-a allowing the commissioner to authorize the regis-
tration of a snowmobile as a non-trail snowmobile used solely for the
purpose of gaining access to hunting and fishing areas. The reduced
snowmobile registration fee would be $25 with $15 of that amount to be
deposited into the snowmobile trail development and maintenance fund. It
also adds a new subdivision 3 that provides for a penalty for any
violation of this section.

JUSTIFICATION: Sportsman groups have argued that they should not have
to pay an exorbitant registration fee or join a snowmobile club when
they don't use the trails. This proposal would significantly reduce the
registration fee but still has some of the fee go to the Trail Fund.
The penalties for violation would be financially and recreationally
severe enough to be an effective deterrent for violations.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S. 1206/A. 1141 of 2011-12 - Transportation
Committee.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.

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

                                  1973

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GRIFFO, DeFRANCISCO, MAZIARZ, SEWARD -- 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 snowmobiles used solely for the purpose of hunting or fish-
  ing

  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 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A.  THE  COMMISSIONER  IS  AUTHORIZED  TO REGISTER A SNOWMOBILE AS A
NON-TRAIL SNOWMOBILE WHICH SHALL BE USED SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF GAIN-
ING ACCESS TO HUNTING AND FISHING  AREAS.  SUCH  REGISTRATION  SHALL  BE
COMPRISED OF A BLAZE ORANGE BACKGROUND WITH BLACK LETTERING. THE FEE FOR
THE  REGISTRATION  OF  A  SNOWMOBILE  AS A NON-TRAIL SNOWMOBILE AND EACH
RENEWAL THEREOF SHALL BE TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS, FIFTEEN DOLLARS  OF  WHICH
SHALL BE DEPOSITED INTO THE SNOWMOBILE TRAIL DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
FUND  SET  FORTH  IN SECTION 21.07 OF THE PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC
PRESERVATION LAW.
  S 2. Section 2230 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3.  ANY  PERSON  WHO  VIOLATES  THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION TWO-A OF
SECTION TWENTY-TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-TWO OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE GUILTY OF
A VIOLATION PUNISHABLE BY A  FINE  OF  FIVE  HUNDRED  DOLLARS  FOR  EACH
OFFENSE,  OF  WHICH FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS OF SUCH FINE SHALL BE DEPOSITED
IN THE SNOWMOBILE TRAIL DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE FUND  SET  FORTH  IN
SECTION 21.07 OF THE PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION LAW. IN
ADDITION  TO  SUCH  FINE, ANY SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE WITHIN A FIVE
YEAR PERIOD SHALL RESULT IN THE SUSPENSION OF ALL LICENSES SET FORTH  IN
SECTION  11-0701  OF  THE  ENVIRONMENTAL  CONSERVATION  LAW HELD BY SUCH
PERSON FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04921-01-3

Co-Sponsors

S1973A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A152A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2222 & 2230, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1206, A1141
2009-2010: S2876, A2418

S1973A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Establishes a non-trail snowmobile registration for snowmobiles which shall be used solely for the purpose of gaining access to hunting, fishing and trapping areas.

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BILL NUMBER:S1973A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to the registration of snowmobiles used solely for the
purpose of hunting, fishing or trapping

PURPOSE: This bill would establish a non-trail snowmobile
registration for snowmobiles which shall be used solely for the
purpose of gaining access to hunting, fishing and trapping areas.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The vehicle and traffic law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 2-a allowing the commissioner to authorize
the registration of a snowmobile as a non-trail snowmobile used solely
for the purpose of gaining access to hunting, fishing and trapping
areas. The reduced snowmobile registration fee would be $25 with $15
of that amount to be deposited into the snowmobile trail development
and maintenance fund. It also adds a new subdivision 3 that provides
for a penalty for any violation of this section.

JUSTIFICATION: Sportsman groups have argued that they should not have
to pay an exorbitant registration fee or join a snowmobile club when
they don't use the trails. This proposal would significantly reduce
the registration fee but still has some of the fee go to the Trail
Fund. The penalties for violation would be financially and
recreationally severe enough to be an effective deterrent for
violations.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S. 1206/A. 1141 of 2011-12 - Transportation
Committee.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.

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

                                 1973--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, DeFRANCISCO, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD --
  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 snowmobiles used solely for the purpose of hunting, fishing
  or trapping

  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 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A.  THE  COMMISSIONER  IS  AUTHORIZED  TO REGISTER A SNOWMOBILE AS A
NON-TRAIL SNOWMOBILE WHICH SHALL BE USED SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF GAIN-
ING ACCESS TO HUNTING, FISHING AND  TRAPPING  AREAS.  SUCH  REGISTRATION
SHALL  BE  COMPRISED  OF A BLAZE ORANGE BACKGROUND WITH BLACK LETTERING.
THE FEE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF A SNOWMOBILE AS A  NON-TRAIL  SNOWMOBILE
AND  EACH  RENEWAL THEREOF SHALL BE TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS, FIFTEEN DOLLARS
OF WHICH SHALL BE DEPOSITED INTO THE SNOWMOBILE  TRAIL  DEVELOPMENT  AND
MAINTENANCE FUND SET FORTH IN SECTION 21.07 OF THE PARKS, RECREATION AND
HISTORIC PRESERVATION LAW.
  S  2. Section 2230 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3. ANY PERSON WHO VIOLATES THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION  TWO-A  OF
SECTION TWENTY-TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-TWO OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE GUILTY OF
A  VIOLATION  PUNISHABLE  BY  A  FINE  OF  FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR EACH
OFFENSE, OF WHICH FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS OF SUCH FINE SHALL  BE  DEPOSITED
IN  THE  SNOWMOBILE  TRAIL DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE FUND SET FORTH IN
SECTION 21.07 OF THE PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION LAW. IN
ADDITION TO SUCH FINE, ANY SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE  WITHIN  A  FIVE
YEAR  PERIOD SHALL RESULT IN THE SUSPENSION OF ALL LICENSES SET FORTH IN
SECTION 11-0701 OF THE  ENVIRONMENTAL  CONSERVATION  LAW  HELD  BY  SUCH
PERSON FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04921-03-3

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