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Title 23 : Motor Vehicles


(Cite as: 23 V.S.A. § 3701)
  • § 3701. International Registration Plan

    (a) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles is authorized to enter into reciprocal agreements or plans on behalf of the State of Vermont with the appropriate authorities of any of the states of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any state or province of any country providing for the registration of commercial vehicles on an apportionment or allocation basis, and may, in the exercise of this authority, enter into and become a member of the International Registration Plan. Any such reciprocal agreement or Plan may provide for but shall not be limited to the following:

    (1) full reciprocity in accordance with such agreement or Plan for commercial vehicles not based in Vermont, operated solely in interstate commerce and of specified types or gross weights, in exchange for equivalent reciprocity for Vermont based commercial vehicles;

    (2) reciprocal exchange of audits of records of the owners of such commercial vehicles by the states participating in such agreement or Plan;

    (3) any other matters which would facilitate the administration of such agreement or plan, including exchange of information for audits, enforcement activities and collection and disbursement of proportional registration fees for other jurisdictions in the case of Vermont based commercial vehicles.

    (b) Any reciprocity agreement, arrangement or declaration relating to commercial vehicles in effect between this State and any jurisdiction not a party to such reciprocal agreement or Plan, or which relates to any matters not covered in such reciprocal agreement or Plan shall continue in force and effect until specifically amended or revoked as provided by law.

    (c) At such time as the State of Vermont may enter into and become a member of the International Registration Plan pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the provisions of said Plan which are concerned with the registration of any vehicle or the fees which relate to any such registration shall control whenever any provision of law conflicts with any provision of said Plan. (Added 1985, No. 124 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)