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Snowmobile Fee Bill Heads To Final Rounds

February 27, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments
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After a variety of questions and a minor amendment, the Wyoming Senate passed the “Snowmobile Permit and Registration Fees” bill out of general file. It now will appear on the first of three readings later this week.  The amendment changes the time limit allowed for snowmobile registration to 30 days, putting it in line with the parameters for vehicle and trailer registration in Wyoming.  The fee increase itself increases from the current $20 to $35 for personal vehicles, and from $75 to $105 for commercial vehicles.  Senator Paul Barnard of Uinta County who sits on the Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee explained that the bill is good for the recreation and tourism industry. Barnard told the Senate that it has been over 10 years since the fees have been increased, and that the increase probably doesn’t even amount to the rate of inflation over that time.  Barnard also added, “Wyoming has some of the best snowmobile trails in the country – we attract people from all over the country – and when these snowmobile trails aren’t taken care of, then people won’t come.”  He further cautioned that it won’t take them long to find out they aren’t being groomed and then they will go someplace else like Idaho or Montana. Barnard also pointed out that well-groomed trails help reduce the number of snowmobilers who may become lost and require rescue by county resources.  He also pointed out that the bill originated at the request of snowmobile user organizations around the state and has their strong support.

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