Bill S4226A-2013

Relates to the registration of vintage snowmobiles

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

Details

Actions

  • Apr 24, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 4226A
  • Apr 24, 2014: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Mar 15, 2013: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Memo

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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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4226--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE 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-
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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