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S.140

Introduced by   Senator Starr of Essex-Orleans District, Senator Collins of Franklin District, Senator Giard of Addison District, Senator Kittell of Franklin District, Senator White of Windham District and Senator Wilton of Rutland District

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Motor vehicles; all-terrain vehicles; agricultural exemption

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to exempt from registration all‑terrain vehicles operated for agricultural purposes on public highways while traveling between farms owned or rented by the owner of the vehicle.

AN ACT RELATING TO AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE REGISTRATION EXEMPTION FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES

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

Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 3502(a)(1) is amended to read:

(a)  An all-terrain vehicle may not be operated unless registered pursuant to this chapter or any other section of this title, by the state of Vermont except when operated:

(1)  on the property of the owner of the all-terrain vehicle or when operated for agricultural purposes on a public highway between farms owned or rented by the owner of the all-terrain vehicle; or

Sec. 2.  23 V.S.A. § 3506(b)(1) is amended to read:

(b)  An all-terrain vehicle may not be operated:

(1)  Along a public highway unless it is not being maintained during the snow season or unless the highway has been opened to all-terrain vehicle travel by the selectmen or trustees or local governing body and is so posted by the municipality, except an all-terrain vehicle being used for agricultural purposes may be operated not closer than three feet from on the traveled portion of any state or town highway for the purpose of traveling within the confines of the farm between farms owned or rented by the owner of the all-terrain vehicle.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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