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      Sec. 14-25b. Registration of vehicle as special mobile equipment or special
mobile agriculture vehicle.
(a) The commissioner may register any vehicle operated
upon any public highway as special mobile equipment as defined in subsection (i) of
section 14-165 and may issue a special number plate which shall be displayed in a
conspicuous place at the rear of such vehicle. The commissioner may issue a registration
containing any limitation on the operation of any such vehicle which he deems necessary
for its safe operation, provided such vehicle's movement on a highway shall be restricted
from its place of storage to the construction site or from one construction site to another.
No such vehicle shall be operated upon or across any highway during the times when
lights are required as specified in section 14-96a unless it displays the lighted lamps
required by sections 14-96b and 14-96c. Such vehicle shall not be used for the transportation of passengers or a payload when operating upon a highway, except that while
operating on a highway construction project or on a construction project of any kind
which requires the crossing of a highway, it may carry passengers or a payload to the
extent required by the project. A vehicle registered as special mobile equipment shall
be exempt from the equipment requirements specified in sections 14-80 to 14-106,
inclusive. The commissioner may require that a vehicle for which an application for
special mobile equipment registration is submitted pass an inspection prior to the issuance of such registration and at such times as he deems necessary for the safe operation
of such equipment. The commissioner shall charge an annual fee for such registration
equal to one-half of the commercial registration fee for a vehicle having the same gross
weight.

      (b) The commissioner may register any vehicle operated upon any public highway
as a special mobile agriculture vehicle, as defined in section 14-165, and may issue a
special number plate which shall be displayed in a conspicuous place at the rear of such
vehicle. The commissioner may issue a registration containing any limitation on the
operation of any such vehicle which he deems necessary for its safe operation, provided
such vehicle's operation upon or across a highway shall be restricted as follows: (1) To
or from its place of storage, (2) to or from an agriculture location, or (3) from one
agriculture location to another. No such vehicle shall be operated upon or across any
highway during any time when lights are required pursuant to section 14-96a. Such
vehicle shall not be used for the transportation of passengers when operating upon or
across a highway. A vehicle registered as a special mobile agriculture vehicle shall be
exempt from the equipment requirements set forth in sections 14-80 to 14-106, inclusive,
and the provisions of section 14-262. The commissioner may require any vehicle, for
which an application for registration as a special mobile agriculture vehicle is submitted,
to pass an inspection prior to the issuance of such registration and at such times as he
deems necessary for the safe operation of such vehicle. The commissioner shall charge
an annual fee of four hundred dollars for the registration of such vehicle.

      (P.A. 83-431, S. 1; P.A. 84-546, S. 39, 173; P.A. 08-150, S. 27.)

      History: P.A. 84-546 made technical changes; P.A. 08-150 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a) and added
Subsec. (b) re registration of special mobile agriculture vehicles, effective June 12, 2008.

      Cited. 41 CS 326.