Senate Bill No. 129

Introduced By crismore, stang, anderson

A Bill for an Act entitled: An Act defining a log loader as special mobile equipment for registration purposes; amending section

61-1-104, MCA; and providing a delayed effective date.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Montana:

Section 1.  Section 61-1-104, MCA, is amended to read:

"61-1-104.   Special mobile equipment. (1) "Special mobile equipment" means a vehicle not designed for the transportation of persons or property on the highways but incidentally operated or moved over the highways, including road construction or maintenance machinery, ditch-digging apparatus, and well-boring apparatus. The fact that equipment is permanently attached to a vehicle does not make the vehicle special mobile equipment. The enumeration in this section is partial and does not exclude other vehicles that are within the general terms of this section.

(2)  For purposes of Title 61, chapter 3, and Title 61, chapter 10, part 2, a motor vehicle or a trailer designed and used to apply fertilizer to agricultural land must be treated as special mobile equipment.

(3) For registration purposes, a log loader must be treated as special mobile equipment, subject to the identification and registration exemptions and regulations in 61-3-431."

Section 2.  Effective date. [This act] is effective January 1, 1998.