Title 31: Recreation and Sports
Chapter 15: SKI TRAMWAYS
31 V.S.A. § 707. Registration and fees
§ 707. Registration and fees
(a) A passenger tramway shall not be operated in this state unless the operator thereof has been registered by the department. On or before the 1st day of November in each year every operator of a passenger tramway shall apply to the department on forms prepared by it for registration hereunder. The application shall contain such information as the department may require and shall be accompanied by a registration fee, according to the formula stated in this section. The department shall assess total registration fees in the sum of the amount approved in the appropriations process for the program for that fiscal year, adjusted by any balance in the passenger tramway special fund from the prior fiscal year.
(6) all major modifications of existing passenger tramways where the department has determined that a 50 percent alteration or upgrade of structural, mechanical, or electrical systems has occurred or where the department has determined that a full load test of the lift is required, shall pay a fee according to the following schedule:
(D) towers, structures, and foundation M-modification (50 percent or more) not including any of the M-modifications listed in subdivision (b)(6)(A) of this section shall pay an equivalent annual registration fee times two;
(7) any passenger tramway that operates for more than five days singly or in aggregate, between the periods of June 1 through October 30, shall pay an annual registration fee equal to that of a similar type tramway plus 25 percent.
(e) All fees collected under this section shall be credited to a special fund for the department to be expended for carrying out its duties under this chapter. (Added 1961, No. 266, § 7, eff. Aug. 1, 1961; amended 1965, No. 183; 1969, No. 46; 1971, No. 227 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 1-3, eff. April 5, 1972; 1975, No. 254 (Adj. Sess.), § 162(h); 1977, No. 119 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. Feb. 7, 1978; 1981, No. 36, § 4; 1985, No. 26; 1985, No. 74, § 304; 1989, No. 210 (Adj. Sess.), § 288; 1991, No. 206 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 3, 4; 1995, No. 186 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. May 22, 1996; 1999, No. 49, § 149.)