Bill Text: NY S05857 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Allows snowmobiles to be registered as farm vehicles upon approval by the commissioner.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-15 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S05857 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05857-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 15, 2019

        Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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  allowing
          snowmobiles to be registered as farm vehicles

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 2222 of the vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision 15 to read as follows:
     3    15. Registration of snowmobiles to be used as farm vehicles.  Notwith-
     4  standing any other provision of law to the contrary, a snowmobile may be
     5  registered  as  a  motor  vehicle  in  accordance with the provisions of
     6  subdivision thirteen of section four hundred one of this chapter,  where
     7  the  owner  of  such snowmobile has caused to be filed by mail or other-
     8  wise, with the commissioner or with any agent of  the  commissioner,  an
     9  application  for  registration  of  such  snowmobile,  addressed  to the
    10  commissioner, and on a blank form to be furnished  by  the  commissioner
    11  for  that  purpose,  containing  the information required by subdivision
    12  thirteen of section four hundred one of this chapter.  The  commissioner
    13  or  agent  shall  make  such investigation, as he or she shall determine
    14  necessary, and if satisfied that the snowmobile is to be operated exclu-
    15  sively as a motor vehicle as provided by subdivision thirteen of section
    16  four hundred one of this chapter shall, upon the payment of a fee of one
    17  dollar, assign to such snowmobile a distinctive  number  and  issue  and
    18  deliver  to  the  applicant  a set of number plates and a certificate of
    19  registration in such form as the commissioner shall prescribe,  indicat-
    20  ing the extent to which the snowmobile registered may be operated on the
    21  public  highways  and  such  snowmobile may be operated only as so indi-
    22  cated.
    23    § 2. Section 2229 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by  chap-
    24  ter 481 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows:

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

        S. 5857                             2

     1    § 2229. Snowmobile,  not  a motor vehicle. Notwithstanding its limited
     2  use on highways, a snowmobile shall not be determined  a  motor  vehicle
     3  within the meaning of section one hundred twenty-five of this chapter or
     4  any other successor statutes, except where a snowmobile is registered as
     5  a  farm  vehicle  pursuant  to subdivision fifteen of section twenty-two
     6  hundred twenty-two of this article.
     7    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.