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First Special Session of the 122nd

H.P. 170 - L.D. 231

An Act To Provide for Registration of Certain Snowmobile Trail-grooming Equipment

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

     Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §10203, sub-§5, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 and affected by c. 614, §9, is amended to read:

     5. Snowmobiles and trail-grooming equipment. Money relating to snowmobile and trail-grooming equipment laws and rules must be collected and expended in accordance with section 1893, subsection 3 and section 10206, subsection 2.

     Sec. 2. 12 MRSA §10206, sub-§2, as affected by PL 2003, c. 614, §9 and amended by c. 655, Pt. B, §48 and affected by §422, is further amended to read:

     2. Snowmobile and trail-grooming equipment revenues. The Legislature shall appropriate to the department in each fiscal year an amount equal to the administrative costs incurred by the department in collecting revenue under this subsection. The department's administrative costs must be verified by the Department of Conservation and the Department of Administrative and Financial Services.

     Sec. 3. 12 MRSA §13113 is enacted to read:

§13113. Registration of trail-grooming equipment

     1. Definitions. For purposes of this section, "trail-grooming equipment" means a self-propelled vehicle that:

     2. Operating unregistered trail-grooming equipment. Except as provided in this section, a person may not operate trail-grooming equipment on a snowmobile trail that is financed in whole or in part by the Snowmobile Trail Fund unless that trail-grooming equipment is registered in accordance with this section.

     3. Application and issuance. The commissioner may register trail-grooming equipment upon application by the owner if the owner is an organization that has an approved contract for snowmobile trail grooming with the Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands, Off-Road Vehicle Division or a person that can provide proof to the department at the time of application that the person is a member of an organization eligible to register trail-grooming equipment under this section. The commissioner may establish procedures necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.

     4. Form of registration. The trail-grooming equipment registration must be in such form as the commissioner may determine.

     5. Fee. The registration fee for trail-grooming equipment is a one-time fee of $33. The registration fee is valid from the date of issuance until the date that the equipment is sold or transferred. Revenue from the registration fee is allocated according to section 10206, subsection 2, paragraph A.

     6. Fraudulent acquisition of trail-grooming registration. A person may not obtain a trail-grooming equipment registration through fraud, misstatement or misrepresentation.

     7. Penalty. The following penalties apply to violations of this section.

Effective September 17, 2005.

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