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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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S.297

Introduced by   Senator Scott of Washington District and Senator Doyle of Washington District

Date:

Subject:  Motor vehicles; registration; stiff hitch  

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to clarify the definition of "stiff hitch" in the motor vehicle statutes by providing that a vehicle being towed with a stiff hitch need not be registered.

AN ACT RELATING TO CLARIFYING THE DEFINITION OF "STIFF HITCH" IN THE MOTOR VEHICLE STATUTES

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

Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 4(77) is amended to read:

§ 4.  DEFINITIONS

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
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Montpelier, Vermont


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