senate Bill S4226A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the registration of vintage snowmobiles

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Apr 24, 2014 print number 4226a
amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Mar 15, 2013 referred to transportation

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S4226 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5864A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2222, V & T L; amd §21.07, Pks & Rec L

S4226 - Bill Texts

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

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BILL NUMBER:S4226

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 ($25 total) for
snowmobiles that are 25 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
of the parks, recreation and historic preservation law by adding a new
subdivision 3 establishing 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 25 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,
and are featured in a limited way in shows and parades.

It is estimated that there are some nine thousand sleds owned by New
York residents that are older than a 1990 model year. According to
Department of Motor Vehicle Records, only 1998, 1988 or older sleds
are registered in NY. The vintage sled community believes if a $25
vintage sled registration were Created for these older sleds, many
more of them would be registered. The New York State Snowmobile
Association supports this legislation and has advocated for its
introduction.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Assuming that 3,262 vintage sleds would be
additionally registered in the future, there will be no fiscal impact
to the Trail Development and Maintenance Fund. Assuming that new
registrations will be added beyond the current 1398, 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

                       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

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 who provide proof, at the time of registration, that such individ-
ual 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 association AND THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL, UPON APPLICATION IN SUCH CASES FOR THE  REGISTRATION
OF  A  VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE COLLECT A FIFTEEN DOLLAR FEE FOR ANY RESIDENTS
OR NONRESIDENTS 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09530-01-3

S. 4226                             2

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-
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 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 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 TWENTY-FIVE  OR  MORE  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 3. Section 21.07 of the parks, recreation and historic  preservation
law is amended by adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION A
FEE OF FIFTEEN DOLLARS IS IMPOSED UPON AN INDIVIDUAL RESIDENT OR NONRES-
IDENT  WHO PROVIDES PROOF AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION OF A SLED PURSUANT
TO SUBDIVISION FOUR-B OF SECTION TWENTY-TWO HUNDRED  TWENTY-TWO  OF  THE
VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW 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 ASSOCIATION, 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  SNOWMO-
BILE 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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S4226A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5864A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2222, V & T L; amd §21.07, Pks & Rec L

S4226A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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

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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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