HOUSE BILL NO. 609

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H0609.........................................by TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE
MOTOR VEHICLE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE PROGRAM - Amends existing law to
provide for collection of a $6,000 nonrefundable fee from the sponsoring
entity of any special license plate program approved after January 1, 2007;
and to provide for deposit of the fee and all proceeds from the sale of the
special license plate program approved after January 1, 2007, to the State
Highway Account.
                                                                        
02/09    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/10    Rpt prt - to Transp
02/21    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/22    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/27    3rd rdg - PASSED - 42-25-3
      AYES -- Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bayer, Bedke, Bell,
      Block, Bolz, Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Denney, Ellsworth,
      Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henderson,
      Kemp, Lake, Loertscher, Mathews, McGeachin, McKague, Mitchell, Moyle,
      Nielsen, Raybould, Roberts, Rydalch, Sali(Sali), Schaefer,
      Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Smith(24), Stevenson, Wills, Wood
      NAYS -- Bilbao, Black, Boe, Bradford, Cannon, Deal, Edmunson,
      Henbest, Jaquet, LeFavour, Martinez, Miller, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart,
      Pence, Ring, Ringo, Rusche, Sayler, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30),
      Smylie, Snodgrass, Trail
      Absent and excused -- Anderson, Brackett, Mr. Speaker
    Floor Sponsor - Wood
    Title apvd - to Senate
02/28    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Transp
03/10    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/13    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/14    3rd rdg
03/16    FAILED - 17-18-0
      AYES -- Brandt, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Darrington, Davis, Geddes,
      Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Keough, Little, Lodge, McKenzie, Pearce,
      Richardson, Stegner, Williams
      NAYS -- Andreason, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett, Coiner, Compton,
      Corder, Fulcher, Gannon, Kelly, Langhorst, Malepeai, Marley, McGee,
      Schroeder, Stennett, Sweet, Werk
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Brandt
    Ret'd to House
    Filed in Office of the Chief Clerk

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  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-eighth Legislature                   Second Regular Session - 2006
                                                                        
                                                                        
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                        
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 609
                                                                        
                          BY TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE COMMITTEE
                                                                        
  1                                        AN ACT
  2    RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE PROGRAMS; AMENDING  SECTION  49-402C,  IDAHO
  3        CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF A SIX THOUSAND DOLLAR NONREFUNDABLE FEE
  4        FROM  THE  SPONSORING ENTITY OF ANY SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE PROGRAM APPROVED
  5        AFTER JANUARY 1, 2007, AND TO PROVIDE FOR DEPOSIT OF THE FEE AND ALL  PRO-
  6        CEEDS  FROM THE SALE OF THE SPECIALTY PLATE PROGRAM APPROVED AFTER JANUARY
  7        1, 2007, TO THE STATE HIGHWAY ACCOUNT.
                                                                        
  8    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
                                                                        
  9        SECTION 1.  That Section 49-402C, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
 10    amended to read as follows:
                                                                        
 11        49-402C.  SPECIAL  LICENSE  PLATE PROGRAMS -- STANDARDIZED PLATE COLOR AND
 12    DESIGN -- FEE FOR DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF PLATE. (1) It is the intent of the
 13    legislature that special license plates issued by the  department  be  readily
 14    recognizable  as  plates from the state of Idaho without losing the uniqueness
 15    for which the special plate was designed and purchased. In addition, the  leg-
 16    islature  finds  that the department can operate in a more efficient, cost-ef-
 17    fective manner by conforming special plates to a basic color and design.
 18        (2)  No special license plates and no special license  plate  programs  in
 19    existence  on  or before June 30, 1998, shall be affected by the provisions of
 20    this section. On and after July 1, 1998, any new special license plate program
 21    authorized or any redesign of an existing special license plate, shall use the
 22    same red, white and blue background as the standard issue  of  license  plates
 23    described in section 49-443, Idaho Code, except that:
 24        (a)  The identification of county shall be omitted;
 25        (b)  The word "Idaho" shall appear on every plate;
 26        (c)  The  inscription  "Scenic  Idaho"  may be omitted without legislative
 27        consideration and approval; and
 28        (d)  No slogan shall be used that infringes upon, dilutes or  compromises,
 29        or  could  be  perceived  to  infringe  upon,  dilute  or  compromise, the
 30        trademarks of the state of Idaho, including, but not  limited  to,  "Idaho
 31        Potatoes    ,"  "Grown in Idaho   ," "Famous Idaho Potatoes   " or "Famous
 32        Potatoes   ."
 33    The provisions of this section shall not apply to  the  plate  designs  issued
 34    pursuant to the provisions of section 49-417, Idaho Code.
 35        (3)  Any redesign required for a special plate to conform with legislative
 36    intent  and  the provisions of this section may be done in a manner similar to
 37    that used to produce the original design.
 38        (4)  The special plates shall conform in all other respects with the  pro-
 39    visions  of  section  49-443, Idaho Code, relating to visibility requirements,
 40    display of registration number, time period for validity of plates, and reser-
 41    vation of plate numbers.
 42        (5)  A nonrefundable fee of six thousand dollars ($6,000)  shall  be  col-
 43    lected  from  the  sponsoring  entity  of  any  special  license plate program
                                                                        
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  1    approved after January 1, 2007. The purpose of  the  fee  is  to  provide  the
  2    department  with  revenues sufficient to cover costs to the department associ-
  3    ated with design, development and implementation  of  a  new  special  license
  4    plate  program. The department shall not be authorized to proceed with design,
  5    development or implementation of any special license  plate  program  approved
  6    after  January  1, 2007, until such fee has been paid in full. The fee and all
  7    proceeds from the sale of the specialty plate program approved  after  January
  8    1, 2007, shall be deposited to the credit of the state highway account.
  9        (6)  Unless  otherwise  specifically  provided,  no special license plates
 10    shall be issued to motor vehicles with a registered maximum  gross  weight  in
 11    excess of twenty-six thousand (26,000) pounds, or any motor vehicle registered
 12    under section 49-434(5), Idaho Code, or section 49-435, Idaho Code.
 13        (67)  Following an introductory period of three (3) years during which the
 14    provisions  of  this  subsection shall not apply, if, during both years of any
 15    following two (2) consecutive years, fewer than one  thousand  (1,000)  plates
 16    are  issued  in  each of those two (2) consecutive years, the department shall
 17    discontinue that special license plate program and  no  new  plates  shall  be
 18    issued nor shall any existing plate be renewed upon its expiration. The provi-
 19    sions  of  this  subsection  shall  apply to sections 49-416, 49-417, 49-417A,
 20    49-417B, 49-417C, 49-418A, 49-418B, 49-418C, 49-419, 49-419A, 49-420, 49-420B,
 21    Idaho Code, and any other special license plate programs created on and  after
 22    July 1, 2002.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact



                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                             RS 15990

This legislation would not restrict new license plate designs. 
It would cover cost for set up and graphics.  Funds derived from
new plates would accrue to the Idaho Transportation Department
Highway Fund.


                           FISCAL NOTE

This will be positive for the Idaho Transportation Department
depending on the sale of new plates.




Contact
Name: Representative Wood 
Phone: 332-1000
Senator Brandt


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                         H 609