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McCabe's bill streamlining registration for snow bikes passes state House


February 21, 2018

The Washington State House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill today that would ease registration requirements for snow bike owners.

A snow bike is a motorcycle with a track and ski conversion kit installed, giving it similar functionality to a snowmobile. Currently, snow bike owners are required to pay two registration fees—one to ride the motorcycle on the road, and the other to use the motorcycle as a snowmobile—to the Department of Licensing.

House Bill 2975 would allow individuals to pay one $50 fee to register their motorcycles for both on-road use and as snow bikes. Some registration fee funds would provide for trail grooming, as well as safety, enforcement, and educ...

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