An Act To Establish a Deadline for Snowmobile Registration
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §13104, sub-§4, as repealed and replaced by PL 2011, c. 129, §1 and amended by c. 657, Pt. W, §§5 and 7, is further amended to read:
(1) Forty-three dollars for a 3-consecutive-day registration. A person may purchase more than one 3-day registration in any season; and
(2) Eighty-eight dollars for a seasonal registration.
The registration for a snowmobile owned by a nonresident must specify the dates for which the registration is valid.
Five dollars from each registration fee collected pursuant to this subsection must be transferred to a special fund administered by the Off-Road Vehicle Division of the Division of Parks and Public Lands within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. The funds must be used to assist any entity that has a snowmobile trail grooming contract with the Division of Parks and Public Lands in the purchase of trail-grooming equipment. The funds also may be used for the repair or overhaul of trail-grooming equipment.
Seven dollars from each resident snowmobile registration fee must be transferred to the Snowmobile Trail Fund of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Division of Parks and Public Lands.
The fee under paragraph A and paragraph B, subparagraph (2) is due on or before December 31st of the year prior to the year that the registration will be in effect. If a fee under paragraph A or paragraph B, subparagraph (2) is paid on or after January 1st of the year that the registration will be in effect, an additional $20 late fee must be charged.
This bill requires that the fee for a resident snowmobile registration and for a nonresident seasonal snowmobile registration be paid on or before December 31st of the year prior to the year that the registration will be in effect and establishes a $20 late fee.