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H.217

Introduced by   Representative Koch of Barre Town

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Motor vehicles; recreational vehicles; registration; pickup trucks; pleasure car rate

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to:

     (1)  Define the term “recreational vehicle” in the motor vehicle statutes; and

     (2)  Allow trucks referred to as “pickup trucks,” while hauling a recreational vehicle, to be registered at the pleasure car rate although they exceed the

6,000 pound limit.

AN ACT RELATING TO RECREATIONAL MOTOR VEHICLES AND REGISTRATION FEES FOR PICKUP TRUCKS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 4(74) is added to read:

Except as may be otherwise provided herein, and unless the context otherwise requires in statutes relating to motor vehicles and enforcement of the law regulating vehicles, as provided in this title and part 5 of Title 20, the following definitions shall apply:

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(74)  “Recreational vehicle” means a vehicle which may be

self-propelled or towed by another motor vehicle that is equipped to serve as temporary living quarters for recreational or camping purposes, and is used solely as a personal conveyance.  It does not include manufactured housing designed for long-term residence.

Sec. 2.  23 V.S.A. § 361 is amended to read:

§ 361.  PLEASURE CARS

The annual fee for registration of any motor vehicle of the pleasure car type, and all vehicles powered by electricity, shall be $49.00 and the biennial fee shall be $90.00.  Pickup trucks which exceed 6,000 pounds only while hauling a recreational vehicle may be registered at the pleasure car rate.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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