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.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4455 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY February 3, 2011 ___________Introduced by M. of A. BUTLER -- read once and referred 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