2018 Vermont Statutes
Title 23 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 29 - Snowmobiles, Motorboats, And Water Sports
§ 3207 Penalties and revocation of registration; SWI; privilege; suspension; criminal penalty

Universal Citation: 23 V.S.A. § 3207

§ 3207. Penalties and revocation of registration; SWI; privilege; suspension; criminal penalty

(a) A person who violates any of the following sections of this title shall be subject to a fine of $35.00 for each violation:

    § 3203                       failure to return transferred registration

    § 3205(a)-(c)             operation with defective or inadequate equipment, except improper muffling device

    § 3205(e)                 sale of a snowmobile for operation without required equipment; improper operation; permitting improper operation

    § 3206(b)(8)            by a person under 12

    § 3206(b)(1)(D)      by a person under age 16

    § 3206(b)(10)          display of registration plate

(b) A person who violates any of the following sections of this title shall be subject to a fine of $55.00 for each violation:

    § 3206(b)(1)            on a public highway

    § 3206(b)(2), (3)     on a plowed highway

    § 3206(b)(4)            on a municipal highway

    § 3206(b)(13)          in cemeteries

    § 3206(b)(14)          interstate and limited access highways

    § 3206(b)(15)          sidewalks

(c) A person who violates any of the following sections of this title shall be subject to a fine of $135.00 for each violation:

    § 3202                     operation of an unregistered snowmobile

    § 3205(a)                 alterations made to headlight lenses

    § 3206(a)                 permitting operation of an unregistered snowmobile

    § 3206(b)(6)            natural area

    § 3206(b)(20)          trail access limited

    § 3206(b)(21)          failure to wear proper protective headgear

(d) A person who violates any of the following sections of this title shall be subject to a fine of $300.00 for each violation:

    § 3204(b)                 misuse of manufacturer's/seller's registration

    § 3206(b)(5)            private land or private body of water

    § 3206(b)(16)          operation after privilege suspended

    § 3206(b)(17)          operation of a snowmobile in unreasonable manner

    § 3206(b)(18)(C)     display of improper TMA by a snowmobile used in a commercial operation

    § 3206(b)(18)(D)     failure to display commercial identification

    § 3209                     defacing numbers on snowmobiles

    § 3209a                   defacing trail signs

(e) A person who violates any of the following sections of this title shall be subject to a fine of up to $500.00 for each violation:

    § 3205(d)                 operation with an improper muffling device

    § 3206(b)(19)          liability insurance

    § 3206(b)(22)          operation of a snowmobile in closed or open

    and (23)                   season

    § 3206(b)(9)(A)      harassing wildlife

(f) A person who violates any of the following provisions of this title shall be imprisoned for not more than one year or fined not more than $1,000.00, or both. If the person has been previously convicted of the same violation, the person shall be imprisoned for not more than two years or fined not more than $3,000.00, or both:

    § 3206(b)(9)(B)      intentionally causing animal pain or suffering

    § 3206(b)(12)          reckless operation

    § 3211                     leaving scene of an accident

    § 3212                     attempting to elude law enforcement officer

(g) Defective, stolen, or fraudulently registered snowmobile; registration revocation or suspension. The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles or his or her authorized agent may suspend or revoke the registration of any snowmobile registered in this State and repossess the number and certificate to it, when he or she is satisfied that:

(1) a snowmobile has been stolen;

(2) the registrant is not the legal owner;

(3) a snowmobile is operated without proper equipment after the owner has been notified by a law enforcement officer to procure and use such equipment as is required by law or Department rules; or

(4) the owner of a snowmobile has perpetrated some fraud upon the Department of Motor Vehicles.

(h) Fines established under this section shall be mandatory, and may not be reduced. (Added 1983, No. 212 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 1991, No. 165 (Adj. Sess.), § 9; 1993, No. 234 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 1994; 1999, No. 20, §§ 8, 11; 2001, No. 126 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 5, 6, eff. June 12, 2002; 2003, No. 116 (Adj. Sess.), § 6.)

 

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