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An act relating to clarifying the definition of “Stiff Hitch” in the motor vehicle statutes

The House proposes to the Senate to amend the bill by striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 4(77) is amended 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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(77)  “Stiff hitch” shall mean a tow bar used by a self-propelled motor vehicle to tow another validly registered self-propelled motor vehicle while all the wheels of the towed vehicle remain in contact with the ground.  The towed vehicle shall not be required to be registered.

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The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont