Requires the commissioner of motor vehicles to conduct a study of the economic impact of ATV use within the state.
TITLE OF BILL: An act requiring the commissioner of the department of motor vehicles to conduct a study on the economic impact of all terrain vehicle usage in this state
PURPOSE: This bill requires the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to study the economic impact of all terrain vehicle (ATV) usage in New York State.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 requires the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles to prepare a summary report on the economic impact of all terrain vehicle (ATV) use and recreation in New York state. Such report shall be prepared in conjunction with the Commissioner of Economic Development and the Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The report shall include information regarding: the number of ATV participants in New York state, the frequency of ATV participation, the amount of money ATV participants contribute to the local economy, the number of jobs ATV participants support, and the amount of taxes paid by ATV participants. The results of the report and any recommendations of the Commissioner shall be submitted to the Governor and the Legislature.
Section 2 provides the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: All terrain vehicles (ATVs) are an important part of the economy throughout New York State. Many businesses are based on the sale of ATVs and ATV related products. ATV participants travel throughout the State providing vital support to numerous tourism related small businesses, such as restaurants and motels. For many towns and villages in New York State, the activity and revenue generated by ATV participants is a substantial part of their economy. Therefore, to gain a better understanding of the economic impact ATVs and ATV participants have in New York State, it is important for the State to conduct this study and issue the accompanying report.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7476 IN SENATE May 15, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT requiring the commissioner of the department of motor vehicles to conduct a study on the economic impact of all terrain vehicle usage in this state THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Report on economic impact of ATV use. 1. The commissioner of motor vehicles shall, in conjunction with the commissioner of econom- ic development and the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation, prepare a summary report on the economic impact of ATV use and recreation in New York state. Such report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: a. the number of ATV participants in New York state, including a breakdown of resident and non-resident ATV participants; b. the frequency of participation of ATV owners and drivers and how much money they spend on their activities including but not limited to expenditures on equipment, hotels and motels, restaurants, lodges, and camps, grocery and hardware stores, and guide services; and c. an estimate of the number of jobs that are supported by ATV partic- ipants as well as the amount of sales tax and income tax generated by such participants. 2. The results of the report required by this section shall be submit- ted to the governor and to the legislature, including the chairs of the assembly ways and means committee, environmental conservation committee, tourism, arts and sports development committee, and the economic devel- opment committee, as well as the chairs of the senate finance committee, environmental conservation committee, tourism, recreation and sports development committee, and commerce, economic development and small business committee by December 31, 2014, along with any legislative recommendations of the commissioner of motor vehicles to further enhance the economic impact of ATV use. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06339-01-3