In an effort to increase the amount of land available for snowmobiling, a bill has passed in the Assembly which would create a new field test for noise emissions.

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi says the legislation will help law enforcement do their job and keep noise pollution to a minimum for the landowners who allow riders to use their property.

The vast majority of New York's 10,500 mile snowmobile trail system is located on private land.

Brindisi says many landowners cite loud, illegal exhausts as the primary reason not to allow snowmobiling on their land.

There is currently no established field test for enforcement of noise emission laws.