Sec. D-1. 29-A MRSA §517, sub-§1-B is enacted to read:
1-B. Low-speed vehicle. A low-speed vehicle loaned by a dealer to a municipality is exempt from registration fees and is not subject to inspection pursuant to section 1752 but must be registered and must be in compliance with equipment provisions under section 1925.
Sec. D-2. 29-A MRSA §517, sub-§2, as amended by PL 1995, c. 202, §1, is further amended to read:
2. Plates. The Secretary of State shall issue distinctive plates that expire at the end of a 6-year period for state plates and a 10-year period for municipal plates within the semipermanent plate program. Notwithstanding section 501, subsection 11, the Secretary of State shall issue distinctive municipal plates under this subsection to a low-speed vehicle owned by a municipality or loaned by a dealer to a municipality. Vehicles owned by the State may display a marker or insignia, approved by the Secretary of State, plainly designating them as owned by the State.
The Secretary of State may issue environmental registration plates to a state-owned vehicle assigned to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife or the Department of Conservation with authorization from the department's commissioner. The Secretary of State may issue environmental registration plates to a state-owned vehicle assigned to the Baxter State Park Authority with authorization from the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in the commissioner's capacity as a member of the Baxter State Park Authority. A state-owned vehicle issued environmental registration plates must display a marker or insignia designating the vehicle as state-owned and is exempt from registration fees and the contribution under section 455, subsection 4.
Sec. D-3. 29-A MRSA §652, sub-§§14 and 15, as enacted by PL 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 and affected by Pt. B, §5, are amended to read:
14. Salvage vehicle. A salvage vehicle with a certificate of salvage or other comparable document from another state;
15. Other vehicles. A vehicle required to be registered under section 190, subsection 3 for which a current certificate of title has been issued in another state
Sec. D-4. 29-A MRSA §652, sub-§16 is enacted to read:
16. Low-speed vehicle. A low-speed vehicle loaned by a dealer to a municipality.
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this Act takes effect when approved.
Effective June 23, 2003.
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