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Looks like it mainly effects the ATV crowd but still worth looking at.

http://www.nevadaappeal.com/apps/pb...20030214&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=302140101&Ref=AR


by Geoff Dornan, Appeal Capitol Bureau



Owners of dirt bikes, snowmobiles, quad-runners and other purely off-road vehicles will face the same vehicle licensing, titling -- and tax -- requirements as car and truck owners under a bill introduced Wednesday in the Senate.

Sen. Mike McGinness, R-Fallon, introduced SB117, which would require all motorized off-road vehicles to register with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

The law would include a long list of small recreational vehicles used on dirt, snow, ice, water and elsewhere off-road, which now escape registration and titling requirements imposed on cars, trucks and SUVs.

"It was introduced to try to capture the taxes," McGinness said following introduction of SB117.

He said a large number of people are going out of state now to buy those kinds of vehicles. Since they live in Nevada, they don't pay sales taxes in the other state. They're supposed to pay the tax when they return home to Nevada.

But since they don't have to register the vehicle when they bring it back to Nevada, McGinness said there's no way to catch them.

"You go to Truckee to buy your four-wheeler so you can avoid the taxes," he said. "You're supposed to come back and tell the Department of Taxation, but that doesn't really happen."

Under the proposed law, anyone who buys an off-road vehicle would then have to register and title it through DMV. In the process, they would have to prove they already paid sales tax or pay Nevada the sales tax on the vehicle just like some one who buys a new car or truck now does.

The proposed legislation would apply to any motorized vehicle used for recreational purposes -- even hover craft designed for watery areas or swamps.

McGinness said he has no estimate of how many vehicles would be forced to register by the proposal or how much money it would raise for the state.

It does not include boats, which are licensed through the state.

SB117 was referred to the Transportation Committee for study.
 

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we have something in CA called a green sticker. It is required for (basically) all vehicles that are used on public lands that do not have a DMV registration...the money is supposed to go back into maintenence of OHV areas and roads and stuff, OHV parks, etc.....

maybe you guys should look into "counter proposing" something along those lines.... that way the money still "stays in the OHV circle" so to speak, instead of building another highway....



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Here's a little more info:

Here is the response from Preferred Motors:


I know that this draft has caused quite an uproar but that is not our intent. The purpose of sending a copy of this draft was to get input from dealers, users and organizations. I along with many others found when reading this draft that there is no mention of using the funds for OHV use and that point has already been
brought to the attention of Mike McGuinness who is the one who drafted the bill. Senator McGuinness is unfamiliar with how registration works and was unsure at the time how to work in the funds going to an OHV fund. Our intent was to help the cause by sending the draft out to everyone to get feedback. We want to hear from everyone to know what issues need to be
addressed so that we can redo the draft so when it goes to committee that it will pass on to the session. As I mentioned to you earlier this draft is in no way ready and there is definetly work that needs to be done. I would appreciate any help that you can give us to make sure that this draft is passed in the manner in which it needs to be done.

I hope I have been able to convey myself well enough and if you need anything else or you can offer uss assistance with this measure please let me know.

Thanks, Wendy

(775)867-3533
[email protected]
An here is how to contact Senator McGinness:
775-423-5889 or [email protected]
 

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Here is an email response from the Senator:

Thanks for your message. I agree that this bill is not the most perfect. I did not receive any comments until after the bill was drafted. Due to deadlines on introductions, I had to introduce the bill as it was drafted. I have since been working with some organizations to work toward placing revenues into the development of trails. This measure will evolve---I hope you can keep track of its changes.
Sounds pretty lame to me....
 
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