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H0249.........................................by TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE
MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE - VETERANS - Amends existing law to increase the fee
for veterans motor vehicle license plates; and to provide for free entrance
to all state parks and recreation sites to all vehicles displaying veterans
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AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Bieter, Boe, Bruneel, Campbell, Clark,
Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner,
Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(23), Hansen(29), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet,
Jones, Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kunz, Lake, Limbaugh, Mader, Marley,
McKague, Meyer, Montgomery, Moyle, Pischner, Pomeroy, Ridinger,
Robison, Schaefer, Sellman, Smylie, Stoicheff, Tippets, Trail,
NAYS -- Barrett, Bell, Callister, Chase, Geddes, Gould, Kendell,
Loertscher, Mortensen, Reynolds, Ringo, Sali, Smith, Stevenson,
Stone, Taylor(Taylor), Tilman, Williams, Wood, Mr Speaker
Absent and excused -- Black, Linford, Watson
Floor Sponsor - Zimmermann
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 249
BY TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO VETERANS MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES; AMENDING SECTION 49-402,
3 IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE CORRECT REFERENCES AND TO CLARIFY DEPOSIT OF REVE-
4 NUES FROM SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE PROGRAMS; AMENDING SECTION 49-418, IDAHO
5 CODE, TO INCREASE THE PROGRAM FEE FOR VETERANS LICENSE PLATES, TO PROVIDE
6 FOR SAMPLE VETERANS PLATES AND TO PROVIDE THAT VEHICLES DISPLAYING VET-
7 ERANS LICENSE PLATES SHALL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER STATE PARKS AND RECREATION
8 SITES WITHOUT PAYMENT OF ANY ENTRANCE FEES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
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. Registration
29 exemptions provided in section 49-426(2), Idaho Code, apply to all-terrain
30 vehicles and motorcycles used for the purposes described in that subsection
32 (5) For all motor homes the fee shall be as specified in subsection (1)
33 of this section and shall be in addition to the fees provided for in section
34 49-445, Idaho Code.
35 (6) Registration fees shall not be subject to refund.
36 (7) A financial institution or repossession service contracted to a
37 financial institution repossessing vehicles under the terms of a security
38 agreement shall move the vehicle from the place of repossession to the finan-
39 cial institution's place of business on a repossession plate. The repossession
40 plate shall also be used for demonstrating the vehicle to a prospective pur-
41 chaser for a period not to exceed ninety-six (96) hours. The registration fees
42 for repossession plates shall be as required in subsection (1) of this section
43 for a vehicle one (1) and two (2) years old. All other fees required under
44 chapter 4, title 49, Idaho Code, shall be in addition to the registration fee.
45 The repossession plate shall be issued on an annual basis by the department.
46 (8) In addition to the annual registration fee in this section, there
47 shall be an initial program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and an annual
48 program fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for all special license plate programs
49 for those license plates issued pursuant to sections 49-404A, 49-407, 49-408,
50 49-409, 49-414 , and 49-416 , and
51 49-418, Idaho Code. For special plates issued pursuant to sections
52 49-406 and 49-406A, Idaho Code, there shall be an initial program fee of
53 twenty-five dollars ($25.00) but there shall be no annual renewal fee. For
54 special plates issued pursuant to sections 49-417 and 49-417A, 49-418,
55 49-419 and 49-420, Idaho Code, there shall be an initial program fee of
1 thirty-five dollars ($35.00) and an annual program fee of twenty-five dollars
2 ($25.00). For special plates issued pursuant to section 49-418A, Idaho
3 Code, the initial program fee and the annual renewal fee shall be fifty dol-
4 lars ($50.00). The fees contained in this subsection shall be applica-
5 ble to all new special plate programs. The initial program fee and the annual
6 program fee shall be deposited in the state highway account and shall be
7 used to fund the cost of administration of special license plate programs
8 which are provided to the public as a personal alternative to the standard
9 license plate requirements as specified by law for each program
11 SECTION 2. That Section 49-418, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
12 amended to read as follows:
13 49-418. VETERANS PLATES. (1) Any person who is the owner of a vehicle
14 registered under the provisions of section 49-402 or 49-434(1), Idaho Code,
15 may apply for and upon department approval receive special veterans license
16 plates in lieu of regular license plates. The provisions of this section shall
17 not apply to any vehicle with a registered maximum gross weight over sixteen
18 thousand (16,000) pounds. Availability of veterans plates for other vehicles
19 shall be subject to the rules, policies and procedures of the department.
20 (2) Proof of being a current or former member of the United States armed
21 forces must be furnished to the department before special veterans plates will
22 be issued. Acceptable proof shall be a copy of form DD214 or an equivalent
23 document or statement from the department of veterans affairs.
24 (3) In addition to the regular registration fees required in section
25 49-402(1) or 49-434(1), Idaho Code, the applicant shall pay the initial
26 program fee and the annual program fee specified in section 49-402(8), Idaho
27 Code, and the plate fee specified in section 49-450, Idaho Code
28 be charged a fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) for the initial issuance of
29 the plates, and twenty-five dollars ($25.00) upon each succeeding annual reg-
30 istration. Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) of the initial fee and fifteen dollars
31 ($15.00) of the renewal fee shall be deposited in the state highway account
32 and shall be used to fund the cost of administration of this special license
33 plate program. Ten dollars ($10.00) of each initial fee and ten dollars
34 ($10.00) of each renewal fee shall be deposited by the state treasurer in the
35 park and recreation fund established in section 67-4225, Idaho Code, for use
36 in the maintenance of parks and facilities .
37 (4) Whenever title or interest in a vehicle registered under the provi-
38 sions of this section is transferred or assigned, the owner may transfer the
39 special plates to another vehicle upon payment of the required transfer fees.
40 The owner may only display the plates on another vehicle upon receipt of the
41 new registration from the department.
42 (5) The veterans license plate design shall include the colors red, white
43 and blue, shall designate one (1) of the five (5) branches of military ser-
44 vice, and display either:
45 (a) The word "VETERAN" or
46 (b) The name of a conflict or war period recognized by the United States
47 department of veterans affairs for the purpose of awarding federal vet-
48 erans benefits as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(11).
49 The license plate design shall comply with all applicable rules of the depart-
50 ment, and shall include a separate and distinct numbering system. The design,
51 color, and numbering system shall be subject to approval of the department.
52 (6) Sample veterans plates may be purchased from the department for
53 a fee of thirty dollars ($30.00), twelve dollars ($12.00) of which shall be
1 deposited in the state highway account and eighteen dollars ($18.00) of which
2 shall be deposited by the state treasurer in the park and recreation fund for
3 use in the maintenance of parks and facilities.
4 (7) Vehicles displaying a veterans license plate shall be allowed to
5 enter state parks and recreation sites without payment of any entrance fee or
6 parking fee, but any additional fees which may be required for use of facili-
7 ties within the state park or recreation site shall not be waived.
8 SECTION 3. This act shall be in full force and effect on and after Janu-
9 ary 1, 2000.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The intent of this bill is to promote the use of the Veterans'
License Plates, further exemplifying their service to our country,
honoring them with free access to our State Parks.
The $10 increase to those who choose to use the plates will go to
the Parks and Recreation Department as an expense offset. No fiscal
impact is foreseen.
CONTACT: Rep. Christian ZIMMERMANN
Rep. Twila HORNBECK
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE Bill No. H 249