The May 2015 e-newsletter includes information on the following: 2015 Legislation & Sled'N Snap Winners.
The 64th Legislative Assembly officially ended the week of April 27, 2015. Here is the information on the snowmobile legislation:
- Senate Bill 2139: relating to the licensing of snowmobiles (transferring the snowmobile registration administration from the ND Department of Transportation to the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department)
- The bill failed the House floor on 4/23/15.
- Senate Bill 2164: relating to the snowmobile registration fees
- Resident registration will increase to $50 every two years; this includes a $5 title fee and a $45 trail tax. It was previously at $40 for two years.
- Non-resident registration will increase to $25/year. It was previously $15/year.
- Gas tax was increased from 30 gallons per registered snowmobile to 40 gallons. The formula is the number of registered sleds * the gas tax rate * 40 gallons.
- Signed by the Governor on 4/20/15 and filed with the Secretary of State on 4/23/15
- Senate Bill 2198: Youth ages 10 and 11, that have received their snowmobile safety certificate and accompanied by a parent or guardian, can ride on public property including the state snowmobile trails.
- Signed by the Governor on 3/20/15 and filed with the Secretary of State on 3/23/15
Here are the winners of the 2015 Sled'N Snap photo contest:
- Trail/Scenery/Wildlife Shots: Dustin Gorder - Grafton, ND
- Action: Laura Forbes - Minot, ND
- Buried: Mathew Morris - Bismarck, ND
- Trailers/Truck/Wild Sled Wraps: Chase Heck - Langdon, ND
- Youth/Family: JD Link - Wahpeton, ND
Winner of the 2-place Aluma tilt snowmobile Trailer: Jenn Korgel - Minot, ND
- Online trail signing and trail grubbing courses can be found at http://snowmobilend.org/grooming-guidelines/
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