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H0700.........................................by TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE
VETERANS LICENSE PLATE - Amends existing law to distribute four dollars of
every annual renewal fee for a veterans license plate to the Department of
Parks and Recreation for maintenance of parks and facilities and to allow
free access to state parks and recreation sites for vehicles displaying
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 700
BY TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO SPECIAL MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES FOR VETERANS; AMENDING SEC-
3 TION 49-402, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION TO DEPOSIT OF ANNUAL PRO-
4 GRAM FEES TO THE STATE HIGHWAY ACCOUNT; AND AMENDING SECTION 49-418, IDAHO
5 CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR DEPOSIT OF FOUR DOLLARS OF EACH ANNUAL PROGRAM FEE
6 FOR A VETERANS LICENSE PLATE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION FOR
7 USE IN MAINTENANCE OF PARKS AND FACILITIES AND TO PROVIDE THAT VEHICLES
8 DISPLAYING A VETERANS PLATE SHALL HAVE FREE ACCESS TO STATE PARKS AND REC-
9 REATION SITES.
10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
11 SECTION 1. That Section 49-402, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
12 amended to read as follows:
13 49-402. ANNUAL REGISTRATION. (1) The annual fee for operating each pickup
14 truck and each other motor vehicle having a maximum gross weight not in excess
15 of eight thousand (8,000) pounds, designed for the purpose of carrying passen-
16 gers and not used for hire shall be:
17 Vehicles one (1) and two (2) years old .............................$48.00
18 Of the registration fees collected for vehicles one (1) and two (2) years
19 old, $36.48 shall be deposited to the highway distribution account and
20 $11.52 shall be deposited to the restricted highway fund.
21 Vehicles three (3) and four (4) years old ..........................$36.00
22 Of the registration fees collected for vehicles three (3) and four (4)
23 years old, $33.48 shall be deposited to the highway distribution account
24 and $2.52 shall be deposited to the restricted highway fund.
25 Vehicles five (5) and six (6) years old ............................$36.00
26 Of the registration fees collected for vehicles five (5) and six (6) years
27 old, $26.28 shall be deposited to the highway distribution account and
28 $9.72 shall be deposited to the restricted highway fund.
29 Vehicles seven (7) and eight (8) years old .........................$24.00
30 Of the registration fees collected for vehicles seven (7) and eight (8)
31 years old, $22.68 shall be deposited to the highway distribution account
32 and $1.32 shall be deposited to the restricted highway fund.
33 Vehicles over eight (8) years old ..................................$24.00
34 Of the registration fees collected for vehicles over eight (8) years old,
35 $16.08 shall be deposited to the highway distribution account and $7.92
36 shall be deposited to the restricted highway fund.
37 There shall be twelve (12) registration periods, starting in January for
38 holders of validation registration stickers numbered 1, and proceeding consec-
39 utively through December for holders of validation registration stickers num-
40 bered 12, each of which shall start on the first day of a calendar month and
41 end on the last day of the twelfth month from the first day of the beginning
42 month. Registration periods shall expire midnight on the last day of the reg-
43 istration period in the year designated by the validation registration
1 sticker. The numeral digit on the validation registration stickers shall, as
2 does the registration card, fix the registration period under the staggered
3 plate system of Idaho for the purpose of reregistration and notice of expira-
5 A vehicle that has once been registered for any of the above designated
6 periods shall, upon reregistration, be registered for the period bearing the
7 same number, and the registration card shall show and be the exclusive proof
8 of the expiration date of registration and licensing. Vehicles may be ini-
9 tially registered for less than a twelve (12) month period, or for more than a
10 twelve (12) month period, and the fee prorated on a monthly basis if the frac-
11 tional registration tends to fulfill the purpose of the monthly series regis-
12 tration system.
13 (2) For all motor vehicles equipped to carry passengers and operated pri-
14 marily for hire exclusively within the limits of an incorporated city and
15 adjacent thereto, when the service outside the city is a part of a regular
16 service rendered inside the city, and for school buses operated either by a
17 nonprofit, nonpublic school or operated pursuant to a service contract with a
18 school district for transporting children to or from school or in connection
19 with school approved activities, the annual fee shall be twelve dollars and
20 forty-eight cents ($12.48).
21 (3) For all hearses, ambulances and wreckers the annual fee shall be
22 twenty-nine dollars and forty cents ($29.40), and these vehicles shall bear
23 passenger car plates. No operator of a hearse, ambulance, or wrecker shall be
24 entitled to operate them by virtue of any dealer's license that may have been
25 issued under the provisions of this chapter.
26 (4) For all motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles the annual fee shall be
27 nine dollars ($9.00). For operation of an ATV off the public highways, the fee
28 specified in section 67-7122, Idaho Code, shall also be paid.
29 (5) For all motor homes the fee shall be as specified in subsection (1)
30 of this section and shall be in addition to the fees provided for in section
31 49-445, Idaho Code.
32 (6) Registration fees shall not be subject to refund.
33 (7) A financial institution or repossession service contracted to a
34 financial institution repossessing vehicles under the terms of a security
35 agreement shall move the vehicle from the place of repossession to the finan-
36 cial institution's place of business on a repossession plate. The repossession
37 plate shall also be used for demonstrating the vehicle to a prospective pur-
38 chaser for a period not to exceed ninety-six (96) hours. The registration fees
39 for repossession plates shall be as required in subsection (1) of this section
40 for a vehicle one (1) and two (2) years old. All other fees required under
41 chapter 4, title 49, Idaho Code, shall be in addition to the registration fee.
42 The repossession plate shall be issued on an annual basis by the department.
43 (8) In addition to the annual registration fee in this section, there
44 shall be an initial program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and an annual
45 program fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for all special license plate programs
46 for those license plates issued pursuant to sections 49-404A, 49-407, 49-408,
47 49-409, 49-414, 49-416 and 49-418, Idaho Code. For special plates issued pur-
48 suant to sections 49-406 and 49-406A, Idaho Code, there shall be an initial
49 program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) but there shall be no annual
50 renewal fee. For special plates issued pursuant to sections 49-417 and
51 49-417A, Idaho Code, there shall be an initial program fee of thirty-five dol-
52 lars ($35.00) and an annual program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00). The
53 fees contained in this subsection shall be applicable to all new special plate
54 programs. With the exception of four dollars ($4.00) of each annual pro-
55 gram fee for plates issued under the provisions of section 49-418, Idaho Code,
1 t T he initial program fee and the annual program fee shall
2 be deposited in the state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost
3 of administration of special license plate programs which are provided to the
4 public as a personal alternative to the standard license plate requirements.
5 SECTION 2. That Section 49-418, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
6 amended to read as follows:
7 49-418. VETERANS PLATES. (1) On and after January 1, 1997, any person who
8 is the owner of a vehicle registered under the provisions of section 49-402,
9 Idaho Code, may apply for and upon department approval receive special vet-
10 erans license plates in lieu of regular license plates. Availability of vet-
11 erans plates for other vehicles shall be subject to the rules, policies and
12 procedures of the department.
13 (2) Proof of being a current or former member of the United States armed
14 forces must be furnished to the department before special veterans plates will
15 be issued. Acceptable proof shall be a copy of form DD214 or an equivalent
16 document or statement from the department of veterans affairs.
17 (3) In addition to the regular registration fee required in section
18 49-402(1), Idaho Code, the applicant shall pay the initial program fee and the
19 annual program fee specified in section 49-402(8), Idaho Code, and the plate
20 fee specified in section 49-450, Idaho Code. Four dollars ($4.00) of
21 each annual program fee shall be deposited to the account of the department of
22 parks and recreation for use in the maintenance of parks and facilities.
24 (4) Whenever title or interest in a vehicle registered under the provi-
25 sions of this section is transferred or assigned, the owner may transfer the
26 special plates to another vehicle upon payment of the required transfer fees.
27 The owner may only display the plates on another vehicle upon receipt of the
28 new registration from the department.
29 (5) The veterans license plate design shall include the colors red, white
30 and blue, shall designate one (1) of the five (5) branches of military ser-
31 vice, and display either:
32 (a) The word "VETERAN" or
33 (b) The name of a conflict or war period recognized by the United States
34 department of veterans affairs for the purpose of awarding federal vet-
35 erans benefits as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(11).
36 The license plate design shall comply with all applicable rules of the depart-
37 ment, and shall include a separate and distinct numbering system. The design,
38 color, and numbering system shall be subject to approval of the department.
39 (6) Vehicles displaying a veterans license plate shall be allowed
40 to enter state parks and recreation sites without payment of any entrance fee
41 or parking fee, but any additional fees which may be required for use of
42 facilities within the state park or recreation site shall not be waived.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this legislation is to deposit $4.00 of each annual veteran plate program to the
Department of Parks and Recreation. The money would be used for the maintenance of parks and
facilities. In return, the entrance fee would be waived for vehicles displaying a veterans license plate.
Since the $4.00 fee would be transferred from the Department of Transportation to the
Department of Parks and Recreation, there would be no impact on the general fund.
Contact: Representative Paul Kjellander