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H0156...................................................by LOCAL GOVERNMENT
PARKING - DISABLED - Amends existing law to limit the privilege of parking
extended to persons with a disability to the time authorized for all
vehicles in that area or zone, if the area or zone is limited to parking
for forty-eight or more hours.
02/03 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/04 Rpt prt - to Loc Gov
02/17 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/18 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/22 3rd rdg - PASSED - 58-8-4
AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe,
Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney,
Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(23),
Hansen(29), Henbest, Jaquet, Jones, Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kunz,
Lake, Limbaugh, Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer,
Montgomery, Mortensen, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo,
Robison, Sellman, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stone, Taylor(Taylor),
Tilman, Tippets, Trail, Wheeler, Williams, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker
NAYS -- Clark, Ellsworth, Hornbeck, Kendell, Moyle, Sali, Schaefer,
Absent and excused -- Gould, Linford, Watson, Wood
Floor Sponsor - Hansen(29)
Title apvd - to Senate
02/23 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Transp
03/17 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/18 2rd rdg - to 3rd rdg
Rules susp - FAILED - 9-25-1
AYES--Andreason, Bunderson, Dunklin, Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Riggs,
NAYS--Boatright, Branch, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Crow, Danielson,
Darrington, Davis, Deide, Frasure, Geddes, Keough, King, Lee,
McLaughlin, Noh, Richardson, Risch, Sandy, Sorensen, Stennett,
Thorne, Twiggs, Wheeler, Whitworth
Absent and excused--Parry
Floor Sponsor - Thorne
Filed with Chief Clerk
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 156
BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO PARKING PRIVILEGES FOR PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY; AMENDING SECTION
3 49-410, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE APPLICATION OF CERTAIN TIME LIMITATIONS TO
4 VEHICLES IDENTIFIED BY SPECIAL PLATES OR CARDS.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Section 49-410, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 49-410. SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES AND CARDS FOR PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY --
9 PARKING PRIVILEGES -- CARDS FOR CERTAIN TEMPORARILY DISABLED PERSONS. (1) Any
10 person with a disability as defined in section 49-117, Idaho Code, or any par-
11 ent or guardian of a dependent child with a disability as defined in section
12 49-117, Idaho Code, without regard to the age of the dependent child, shall be
13 eligible for the use of special license plates bearing the international
14 accessible symbol, for any vehicle owned by such person or owned by a quali-
15 fied parent or guardian, but excluding any commercial vehicle with a regis-
16 tered maximum gross weight over sixteen thousand (16,000) pounds.
17 (2) Registration and license plate fees for vehicles owned by a person
18 with a disability or qualified parent or guardian of a dependent child with a
19 disability, shall be as provided, respectively, in sections 49-402, 49-434(1)
20 and 49-450, Idaho Code. Nothing in this section shall be construed as abrogat-
21 ing provisions of section 49-445, Idaho Code. The use of the special card
22 issued under the provisions of subsection (4) of this section, shall not
23 exempt the owner of a motor vehicle from otherwise properly registering and
24 licensing the motor vehicle.
25 (3) Special license plates for persons with a disability and for the par-
26 ent or guardian of a dependent child with a disability, shall be the same size
27 and color as other license plates, and shall have displayed upon them the reg-
28 istration numbers assigned to the vehicle and to the owner. The plates shall
29 be numbered in a manner prescribed by the department, but the plates shall
30 display the international accessible symbol.
31 International Accessible Symbol
32 (4) The department shall issue a special card bearing the international
33 accessible symbol and other information the department may require, to:
34 (a) Any qualified person with a disability who does not own a motor vehi-
36 (b) Any qualified person with a disability who owns a motor vehicle,
37 without regard to weight or use of the vehicle;
38 (c) Any parent or guardian of a dependent child with a disability who
39 owns a motor vehicle without regard to weight or use of the vehicle;
1 (d) Any business entity which is engaged in transportation of persons
2 with a disability, which business shall not be required to submit a
3 physician's certification. In addition to other application requirements,
4 a business applicant shall sign a declaration that he is engaged in the
5 transportation of persons with a disability. A business entity may
6 include but not be limited to hospitals, nursing homes, federal, state and
7 local governmental agencies and taxicabs.
8 (5) The fee for a special accessible card shall be five dollars ($5.00)
9 which shall be deposited in the state highway account established in section
10 40-702, Idaho Code.
11 (6) Any person or business issued a special card shall affix the special
12 card to a motor vehicle in a conspicuous place designated by the department.
13 The card shall bear distinguishing marks, letters or numerals indicating the
14 vehicle is utilized by a permanently disabled person. When the card is affixed
15 to a motor vehicle and the motor vehicle is transporting a person with a dis-
16 ability, special parking privileges are granted as provided in subsection (8)
17 of this section.
18 (7) Application for special license plates, a special card, or both as
19 applicable and at the option of the applicant, shall be made upon a form fur-
20 nished by the department and shall include a written certification by a
21 licensed physician verifying that the applicant's stated impairment qualifies
22 as a disability according to the provisions of section 49-117, Idaho Code.
23 (8) Any motor vehicle displaying special license plates for a person with
24 a disability, without regard to the state of residence or displaying the spe-
25 cial card provided in subsection (5) and (9) of this section, shall be allowed
26 to park for unlimited periods of time in parking zones or areas which are
27 otherwise restricted as to the length of time parking is permitted, and to
28 park in any public parking space with metered parking without being required
29 to pay any parking meter fee , except that a maximum period of time
30 imposed upon parking zones or areas of forty-eight (48) hours or more shall
31 apply to such vehicles in the same manner as applied to other vehicles .
32 The provisions of this subsection shall not be applicable to those zones or
33 areas in which the stopping, parking, or standing of all vehicles is prohib-
34 ited or which are reserved for special types of vehicles.
35 (9) Any person who shall submit satisfactory proof to the department that
36 he is so temporarily disabled as to be unable to move without the aid of
37 crutches or a wheelchair, shall be entitled to receive for one (1) motor vehi-
38 cle only, a special card to be affixed to a motor vehicle in a conspicuous
39 place designated by the department, bearing distinguishing marks, letters or
40 numerals indicating that the vehicle is utilized by a temporarily disabled
41 person. This special temporary card shall expire six (6) months from the date
42 of issuance, or sooner as specified by the department on the card. The fee for
43 a temporary card shall be five dollars ($5.00), two dollars ($2.00) of which
44 shall be retained by the county and credited to the county current expense
45 fund, and three dollars ($3.00) of which shall be transmitted to the state
46 treasurer for deposit in the state highway account. When the card is issued by
47 the department the five dollars ($5.00) shall be deposited in the state high-
48 way account.
49 (10) Any unauthorized use of the plate or card shall constitute an infrac-
50 tion punishable by a fine of fifty dollars ($50.00). The second offense shall
51 be punishable by a fine of fifty dollars ($50.00) and loss of parking privi-
52 leges for the registered owner of the vehicle displaying the plates or for the
53 person to whom the card was issued, for a period of one (1) year.
54 Law enforcement officials shall enforce the provisions of this section and
55 are empowered, using reasonable discretion, to check personal identification
1 to determine if the user of the plate or placard is authorized to use accessi-
2 ble parking privileges. Any fines collected shall be retained by the city or
3 county whose law enforcement official issued the citation.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation amends Section 49-410, Idaho Code to provide
application of a certain time limitation of forty-eight (48) hours
or more to vehicles identified by special plates or cards for a
person with a disability.
There will be no fiscal impact to the general fund.
CONTACT: Rep Reed Hansen (29)
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE Bill No. H I56