HB1484: Farm vehicles; extends travel distance limitation on unregistered vehicles used on seasonal basis.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1484

Offered January 9, 2013
Prefiled January 2, 2013
A BILL to amend and reenact 46.2-666 of the Code of Virginia, relating to travel distance limitation for certain farm vehicles.
Patron-- Rush

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That 46.2-666 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

46.2-666. Vehicles used for seasonal transportation of farm produce and livestock.

No person shall be required to obtain the registration certificate, license plates, and decals, or pay a registration fee prescribed for any motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer owned by the owner or lessee of a farm and used by him on a seasonal basis in transporting farm produce and livestock along public highways for a distance of no more than thirty 30 miles or the distance to the nearest storage house, packing plant, or market, but in no event more than fifty 100 miles. The provisions of this section shall only apply to (i) pickup trucks, (ii) panel trucks, (iii) sport utility vehicles, (iv) vehicles having a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 7,500 pounds, and (v) trailers and semitrailers.