Every motor vehicle, trailer, semi-trailer, pole trailer, motorized camper, tent trailer,
travel trailer, pick-up coach, and pick-up camper, owned by a resident of this state
when operated or drawn upon a highway within this state for a period of thirty (30)
days, shall be subject to the registration provisions of chapters 3 -- 9 of this title
(a) Any vehicle operated upon a highway in conformance with the provisions of the
chapters relating to manufacturers, transporters, dealers, lien holders, or nonresidents;
(b) Any vehicle that is operated upon a highway only for the purpose of crossing the
highway but not along the highway from one property to another;
(c) Any farm vehicle, whether or not of a type otherwise subject to registration under
this chapter, that is only incidentally operated upon a highway. For purposes of this title, the phrase “incidentally operated upon a highway” shall mean the operation upon a highway of a slow-moving motor vehicle that is designed
and used primarily as a farm implement for drawing plows, mowing machines, and other
implements of husbandry, between agricultural operations owned or managed by the owner
of the motor vehicle. Unless the incidental operation is only for purposes of crossing the highway but
not traveling along it, the farm vehicle engaged in the incidental operation shall
display a “Slow Moving Vehicle” emblem in a manner that complies with requirements
established by the division of motor vehicles;
(d) Any special mobile equipment as defined in § 31-1-9;
(e) Any vehicle that is propelled exclusively by electric power obtained from overhead
trolley wires, though not operated upon rails.
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