Bill Text: NY A00435 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to creating an exemption to the snowmobile registration requirements by creating a seasonal trail pass pilot program for Canadian citizens where registered Canadian snowmobilers will pay applicable fees but no additional registration materials are utilized.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-06 - referred to transportation [A00435 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A00435-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY


                                     January 6, 2021

        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  JONES,  WILLIAMS,  MORINELLO, BLANKENBUSH --
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  BARCLAY,  SIMON  --  read  once  and
          referred to the Committee on Transportation

        AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to creating an
          exemption to the snowmobile registration requirements  by  creating  a
          seasonal trail pass pilot program for Canadian citizens; and providing
          for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 2222 of the  vehicle  and  traffic
     2  law,  as added by chapter 839 of the laws of 1973, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    5. Application. The owner of each  snowmobile  requiring  registration
     5  under  this section shall present an application for registration to the
     6  commissioner, on a blank to be prepared and furnished by the commission-
     7  er for that purpose. Such application shall contain or be accompanied by
     8  such evidence of the ownership of the snowmobile described in the appli-
     9  cation as may be required by  the  commissioner.  Where  the  snowmobile
    10  owner  is  a citizen of Canada, no registration shall be required, but a
    11  trail pass as described in subdivision five-a of this section  shall  be
    12  required.
    13    §  2. Section 2222 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding
    14  a new subdivision 5-a to read as follows:
    15    5-a. Canadian citizen trail pass. All applicable fees shall be paid to
    16  receive a trail pass. Trail pass fees shall be equal to those  described
    17  in  subdivisions  four  and  four-a  of this section, in addition to any
    18  other applicable fees prescribed by law. Passes shall not authorize  the
    19  use  of  a snowmobile other than for pleasure, and shall require compli-
    20  ance with all laws and regulations applicable to the use of  snowmobiles
    21  in New York state.

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

        A. 435                              2

     1    (a)  Passes shall expire after one year, must be prominently displayed
     2  on the cowl of the snowmobile at all times when the snowmobile is within
     3  the borders of New York state.
     4    (b)  Trail passes shall be sold in the following counties only:  Clin-
     5  ton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego,  and
     6  St. Lawrence.
     7    (c)  Passes will be sold by businesses approved by the commissioner of
     8  parks, recreation and historic preservation.
     9    (d) Applications for a trail pass must be accompanied by valid Canadi-
    10  an registration.
    11    (e) Passes shall be issued with information concerning  the  laws  and
    12  regulations  of New York state that pertain to the safe and legal opera-
    13  tion of a snowmobile within New York state's borders.
    14    § 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    15  have  become  a law and shall expire January 1, 2029 when upon such date
    16  the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed.    Effective  imme-
    17  diately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation
    18  necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
    19  authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date.