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Substitute House Bill No. 6638

Public Act No. 13-154

AN ACT CONCERNING THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR VIOLATION OF A MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE REGULATING THE OPERATION OR USE OF A DIRT BIKE, ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE OR SNOWMOBILE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2013) Any municipality that adopts an ordinance pursuant to section 7-148 of the general statutes to regulate the operation and use on public property, including hours of use, of dirt bikes may prescribe a penalty for violation of such ordinance in an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars for a first violation, an amount not to exceed one thousand five hundred dollars for a second violation and an amount not to exceed two thousand dollars for a third or subsequent violation. For the purposes of this section, "dirt bike" means a two-wheeled motorized recreational vehicle designed to travel over unimproved terrain and not designed for travel on a highway, as defined in section 14-1 of the general statutes. "Dirt bike" does not include an all-terrain vehicle, as defined in section 14-379 of the general statutes, or a motor-driven cycle, as defined in section 14-1 of the general statutes.

Sec. 2. Section 14-390 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

Any municipality may, by ordinance, regulate the operation and use, including hours and zones of use, of snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles in a manner not inconsistent with the provisions of sections 14-379 to 14-390, inclusive, or any regulations adopted pursuant thereto, and may prescribe a penalty for violation of such ordinance in an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars for a first violation, an amount not to exceed one thousand five hundred dollars for a second violation and an amount not to exceed two thousand dollars for a third or subsequent violation.

Approved June 24, 2013