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HOUSE BILL NO. 644 – MV license plate, capitol comm


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H0644.........................................by TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE
MOTOR VEHICLES - LICENSE PLATES - Adds to and amends existing law to
establish the Idaho State Capitol Commission special motor vehicle license
plate program.
02/21    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/22    Rpt prt - to Transp

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-fifth Legislature                  Second Regular Session - 2000
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 644
  1                                        AN ACT
  7    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  8        SECTION 1.  That Section 49-402, Idaho Code, be, and the  same  is  hereby
  9    amended to read as follows:
 10        49-402.  ANNUAL REGISTRATION. (1) The annual fee for operating each pickup
 11    truck and each other motor vehicle having a maximum gross weight not in excess
 12    of eight thousand (8,000) pounds shall be:
 13        Vehicles one (1) and two (2) years old ............................ $48.00
 14        Vehicles three (3) and four (4) years old ......................... $36.00
 15        Vehicles five (5) and six (6) years old ........................... $36.00
 16        Vehicles seven (7) and eight (8) years old ........................ $24.00
 17        Vehicles over eight (8) years old ................................. $24.00
 18        There  shall  be twelve (12) registration periods, starting in January for
 19    holders of validation registration stickers numbered 1, and proceeding consec-
 20    utively through December for holders of validation registration stickers  num-
 21    bered  12,  each of which shall start on the first day of a calendar month and
 22    end on the last day of the twelfth month from the first day of  the  beginning
 23    month.  Registration periods shall expire midnight on the last day of the reg-
 24    istration period  in  the  year  designated  by  the  validation  registration
 25    sticker.  The  numeral digit on the validation registration stickers shall, as
 26    does the registration card, fix the registration period  under  the  staggered
 27    plate  system of Idaho for the purpose of reregistration and notice of expira-
 28    tion.
 29        A vehicle that has once been registered for any of  the  above  designated
 30    periods  shall,  upon reregistration, be registered for the period bearing the
 31    same number, and the registration card shall show and be the  exclusive  proof
 32    of  the  expiration  date  of registration and licensing. Vehicles may be ini-
 33    tially registered for less than a twelve (12) month period, or for more than a
 34    twelve (12) month period, and the fee prorated on a monthly basis if the frac-
 35    tional registration tends to fulfill the purpose of the monthly series  regis-
 36    tration system.
 37        (2)  For all motorcycles and  all-terrain vehicles the annual fee shall be
 38    nine dollars ($9.00). For operation of an ATV off the public highways, the fee
 39    specified  in  section  67-7122,  Idaho Code, shall also be paid. Registration
 40    exemptions provided in section 49-426(2), Idaho  Code,  apply  to  all-terrain
 41    vehicles  and  motorcycles  used for the purposes described in that subsection
 42    (2).
 43        (3)  For all motor homes the fee shall be as specified in  subsection  (1)
  1    of  this  section and shall be in addition to the fees provided for in section
  2    49-445, Idaho Code.
  3        (4)  Registration fees shall not be subject to refund.
  4        (5)  A financial institution  or  repossession  service  contracted  to  a
  5    financial  institution  repossessing  vehicles  under  the terms of a security
  6    agreement shall move the vehicle from the place of repossession to the  finan-
  7    cial  institution's  place of business on a  repossession plate. The reposses-
  8    sion plate shall also be used for demonstrating the vehicle to  a  prospective
  9    purchaser  for  a period not to exceed ninety-six (96) hours. The registration
 10    fees for repossession plates shall be as required in subsection  (1)  of  this
 11    section  for  a vehicle one (1) and two (2) years old. All other fees required
 12    under chapter 4, title 49, Idaho Code, shall be in addition to  the  registra-
 13    tion  fee.  The  repossession  plate shall be issued on an annual basis by the
 14    department.
 15        (6)  In addition to the annual registration fee  in  this  section,  there
 16    shall  be an initial program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and an annual
 17    program fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for all special license plate programs
 18    for those license plates issued pursuant to sections 49-404A, 49-407,  49-408,
 19    49-409,  49-414, 49-416 and 49-418, Idaho Code. For special plates issued pur-
 20    suant to sections 49-406 and 49-406A, Idaho Code, there shall  be  an  initial
 21    program  fee  of  twenty-five  dollars  ($25.00)  but there shall be no annual
 22    renewal fee. For special plates issued pursuant to sections  49-417,  49-417A,
 23    49-417B,  49-418A,  49-419, 49-419A, and 49-420 and 49-420A, Idaho Code, there
 24    shall be an initial program fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) and an  annual
 25    program  fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00). For special plates issued pursu-
 26    ant to section 49-418A, Idaho Code, the initial program  fee  and  the  annual
 27    renewal  fee  shall be fifty dollars ($50.00). The fees contained in this sub-
 28    section shall be applicable to all new special  plate  programs.  The  initial
 29    program  fee  and  the  annual  program fee shall be deposited as in the state
 30    highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of administration  of  spe-
 31    cial  license plate programs, unless otherwise specified by law. for each pro-
 32    gram.
 33        SECTION 2.  That Chapter 4, Title 49, Idaho Code,  be,  and  the  same  is
 34    hereby  amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
 35    ignated as Section 49-420A, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
 36        49-420A.  IDAHO STATE CAPITOL COMMISSION PLATES. (1)  On and after January
 37    1, 2001, any person who is the owner of a vehicle registered under the  provi-
 38    sions  of section 49-402, Idaho Code, or registered under any other section of
 39    law for which the purchase of special plates is allowed,  may  apply  for  and
 40    upon department approval receive special Idaho state capitol commission plates
 41    in  lieu  of  regular license plates. The provisions of this section shall not
 42    apply to any vehicle with a registered maximum gross  weight  over  twenty-six
 43    thousand  (26,000)  pounds.  Availability  of  Idaho  state capitol commission
 44    plates for other vehicles shall be subject to the rules, policies  and  proce-
 45    dures of the department.
 46        (2)  In  addition  to  the regular registration fee required in chapter 4,
 47    title 49, Idaho Code, the applicant shall be charged a fee of thirty-five dol-
 48    lars ($35.00) for the initial issuance  of  plates,  and  twenty-five  dollars
 49    ($25.00) upon each succeeding annual registration. Ten dollars ($10.00) of the
 50    initial  fee and ten dollars ($10.00) of the renewal fee shall be deposited in
 51    the state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of administration
 52    of this special license plate program. Twenty-five dollars  ($25.00)  of  each
 53    initial  fee  and fifteen dollars ($15.00) of each renewal fee shall be depos-
  1    ited by the state treasurer in the Idaho capitol endowment income fund  estab-
  2    lished  pursuant to section 67-1611, Idaho Code, and shall be used exclusively
  3    for the purposes of chapter 16, title 67, Idaho Code.
  4        (3)  Whenever title or interest in a vehicle registered under  the  provi-
  5    sions  of  this section is transferred or assigned, the owner may transfer the
  6    special plates to another vehicle upon payment of the required transfer  fees.
  7    The  owner  may only display the plates on another vehicle upon receipt of the
  8    new registration from the department.
  9        (4)  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 49-402C,  Idaho  Code,  the
 10    Idaho  state  capitol  commission license plate shall be of a color and design
 11    acceptable to the Idaho state capitol commission, except that the word "Idaho"
 12    shall appear on each plate and the county designator shall be omitted to  pro-
 13    vide  for  distinguishing designs and slogans. The design shall be approved by
 14    the department, utilizing a numbering system as determined by the  department.
 15    Initial  costs of the plate program, including costs of plate design, shall be
 16    paid by the Idaho state capitol commission.
 17        (5)  Sample Idaho state capitol commission license plates may be purchased
 18    for a fee of thirty dollars ($30.00), ten dollars ($10.00) of which  shall  be
 19    deposited  in  the  state highway account and twenty dollars ($20.00) of which
 20    shall be deposited in the Idaho capitol endowment income fund.  No  additional
 21    fee shall be charged for personalizing sample plates.
 22        SECTION  3.  This act shall be in full force and effect on and after Janu-
 23    ary 1, 2001.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The Idaho State Capitol Building was constructed from 1905-1920. 
There never has been a comprehensive restoration of the Capitol. 
The Idaho State Capitol Commission is attempting to complete the 
restoration of Idaho's Capitol Building in time for its centennial 
celebration on July 3, 2005. In addition to other private fund-raising 
efforts being pursued by the commission, this legislation would allow 
the creation of a special Capitol restoration license plate to help 
pay for Capitol renovations. A Capitol license plate would allow Idaho 
citizens to contribute funding to the restoration of their Capitol, 
and would help spread awareness throughout the state of the Capitol 
restoration effort.

                        FISCAL NOTE

This bill has no fiscal impact on the general fund. Based on previous 
experience with the Timber and Wildlife special plate programs, it is 
estimated that a specially designed Capitol license plate would raise 
between $100,000 and $150,000 per year for Capitol restoration efforts. 
This figure does not include the $10 from each fee to cover ITD's cost 
of administration.

CONTACT: Roy L. Eiguren, Chairman
Idaho State Capitol Commission
Rep. Jim Kempton, Chairman 
House Transportation and Defense Committee
Sen. Evan Frasure, Chairman
Senate Transportation Committee

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                          H 644