Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Snowmobile Registration and Safety Act. Provides that a person under the age of 18 years may not operate or ride as a passenger on a snowmobile unless he or she is wearing a protective helmet. Provides that the operator of a snowmobile may not permit any person under the age of 18 years to ride as a passenger on that snowmobile unless the passenger is wearing a protective helmet. Provides that a person who operates a snowmobile in violation of the provision is guilty of a petty offense and subject to a fine of not more than $250.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that the person applies to provision under the age of 16 (rather than 18) years. Provides that the provision does not apply when a snowmobile is being moved not more than 100 feet for purposes of loading.