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H0715.....................................................by WAYS AND MEANS
OPERATING FEES - COMMERCIAL VEHICLES - Amenda existing law to increase use
fees for commercial and farm vehicles; and to delete a separate use fee
schedule for farm vehicles and certain commercial vehicles.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 715
BY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO OPERATING FEES FOR COMMERCIAL, NONCOMMERCIAL AND FARM VEHICLES;
3 AMENDING SECTION 49-434, IDAHO CODE, TO INCREASE USE FEES FOR COMMERCIAL
4 AND FARM VEHICLES, TO DELETE A SEPARATE USE FEE SCHEDULE FOR FARM VEHICLES
5 AND CERTAIN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; AMEND-
6 ING SECTION 49-436, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE CORRECT REFERENCES AND TO MAKE
7 TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; AMENDING SECTION 49-1004, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE
8 CORRECT REFERENCES AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; DECLARING AN EMER-
9 GENCY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
11 SECTION 1. That Section 49-434, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
12 amended to read as follows:
13 49-434. OPERATING FEES. (1) There shall be paid on all commercial vehi-
14 cles, noncommercial vehicles, and on all farm vehicles having a maximum gross
15 weight not in excess of sixty thousand (60,000) pounds, an annual registration
16 fee in accordance with the following schedule.
17 Maximum Gross Weight Anuual Reigstration
18 (Pounds) Annual Registration Fee
19 Noncommercial and Commercial
20 Farm Vehicles Vehicles
21 8,001-16,000 inc. .....................$ 31.08 $ 30.60
22 16,001-26,000 inc. ..................... 61.08 143.40
23 26,001-30,000 inc. ..................... 91.68 223.80
24 30,001-40,000 inc. ..................... 130.08 291.60
25 40,001-50,000 inc. ..................... 188.28 360.00
26 50,001-60,000 inc. ..................... 311.88 515.40
27 (2) There shall be paid on all commercial vehicles, irrespective of body
28 type, and on all farm vehicles having a maximum gross weight in excess of
29 sixty thousand (60,000) pounds, an annual registration fee in the amount of
30 one hundred twenty dollars ($120).
31 (3) In addition, the annual registration fee for trailers shall be:
32 (a) Trailer or semitrailer in a combination of vehicles ...........$15.00
33 (b) Rental utility trailer with a gross weight of two thousand (2,000)
34 pounds or less ......................................................$8.00
35 (c) Rental utility trailer with a gross weight over two thousand (2,000)
36 pounds .............................................................$15.00
37 (4) As an option to the trailer and semitrailer annual registration, the
38 department may provide extended registration.
39 (a) For trailers and semitrailers, the optional extended-registration
40 period shall not extend beyond seven (7) years.
41 (b) The fee shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00) for each year.
42 (c) The license plate originally issued shall remain on the trailer or
43 semitrailer until the registration expires.
1 (d) The registration document shall be the official record of the status
2 of the extended registration. No pressure-sensitive validation sticker
3 shall be required.
4 (e) For rental utility trailers, the optional registration period shall
5 not extend beyond five (5) years. The fee shall be as specified in subsec-
6 tion (3)(b) or (c) of this section. A pressure-sensitive sticker shall be
7 used to validate the license plate. The license plate shall become void if
8 the owner's interest in the rental utility trailer changes during the five
9 (5) year period. If the owner fails to enter the rental utility trailer on
10 the annual renewal application during the five (5) year period, the regis-
11 tration record shall be purged. Any unrenewed plate shall be returned to
12 the department if it is not entered on the renewal application.
13 (5) A fleet registration option is available to owners who have twenty-
14 five (25) or more commercial or farm vehicles or any combination thereof. Such
15 owners may register all of their company vehicles with the department in lieu
16 of registering with a county assessor. To qualify the fleet must be owned and
17 operated under the unified control of one (1) person and the vehicles must be
18 physically garaged and maintained in two (2) or more counties. Fleet registra-
19 tion shall not include fleets of rental vehicles. The department shall provide
20 a registration application to the owner and the owner shall provide all infor-
21 mation that the department determines is necessary. The department shall
22 devise a special license plate numbering system for fleet-registered vehicles
23 as an alternative to county license plates. The fleet registration application
24 and all subsequent registration renewals shall include the physical address
25 where a vehicle is principally used, garaged and maintained. The fleet owner
26 shall report the physical address to the department upon initial registration,
27 on each renewal, and at any time a vehicle registered under this option is
28 permanently transferred to another location.
29 (6) If the ownership of a vehicle changes during the registration period,
30 the original owner may transfer the plate to another vehicle. The remaining
31 fee shall be credited against the cost of the new registration. No refunds
32 shall be given for any unexpired portion of the vehicle registration fee if
33 the plate is not transferred by the owner to another vehicle. A license plate
34 shall not be transferred to another owner when the ownership of a vehicle
35 changes. The owner shall obtain a replacement plate, validation sticker if
36 required, and a registration document when a plate is lost, destroyed or
37 becomes illegible.
38 (7) An administrative fee of four dollars ($4.00) shall be paid and
39 deposited to the state highway account on all registrations completed by the
40 department under this section.
41 (8) In addition to the registration and license fees provided by subsec-
42 tions (1) and (2) of this section, there shall be paid on all commercial and
43 farm vehicles having a maximum gross weight in excess of sixty thousand
44 (60,000) pounds, a use fee based upon the registered maximum gross weight in
45 accordance with the following schedule. The use fees shall be calculated by
46 multiplying the mills per mile, determined from the mills per mile schedule
47 table, times the reported mileage for the vehicle, subject to the provisions
48 of this section.
49 Maximum Gross
50 Weight of Vehicle Mills per Mile
52 60,001-62,000 30.0536.06
53 62,001-64,000 31.3537.62
54 64,001-66,000 32.6039.12
55 66,001-68,000 33.9040.68
1 Maximum Gross
2 Weight of Vehicle Mills per Mile
4 68,001-70,000 35.1542.18
5 70,001-72,000 36.4043.68
6 60,001-62,000 30.05
7 72,001-74,000 38.5546.26
8 74,001-76,000 40.6548.78
9 76,001-78,000 42.7551.30
10 78,001-80,000 44.9053.88
11 80,001-82,000 47.0056.40
12 82,001-84,000 49.1058.92
13 84,001-86,000 51.2061.44
14 86,001-88,000 53.3063.96
15 88,001-90,000 55.4066.48
16 90,001-92,000 57.5069.00
17 92,001-94,000 59.6071.52
18 94,001-96,000 61.7074.04
19 96,001-98,000 63.8076.56
20 98,001-100,000 65.9079.08
21 100,001-102,000 68.0081.60
22 102,001-104,000 70.1084.12
23 104,001-106,000 72.2086.64
24 For each additional two thousand (2,000) pounds or fraction thereof in excess
25 of one hundred six thousand (106,000) pounds add 2.1 2.52 mills per mile.
26 (9) In addition to the registration and license fees of this section,
27 there shall be paid on all farm vehicles, and any commercial vehicle exclu-
28 sively engaged in the transportation of logs, pulp wood, stull, poles, piling,
29 rough lumber, ores, ore concentrates, sand and gravel aggregates in bulk,
30 livestock and vehicles used for the sole purpose of transporting milk from the
31 farm to processing plant, having a maximum gross weight in excess of sixty
32 thousand (60,000) pounds, a use fee in accordance with the following schedule.
33 The use fees shall be calculated by multiplying the mills per mile, determined
34 from the mills per mile schedule table, times the reported mileage for the
35 vehicle, subject to the provisions of this section.
36 Maximum Gross
37 Weight of Vehicle Mills per Mile
39 60,001-62,000 22.45
40 62,001-64,000 22.45
41 64,001-66,000 22.45
42 66,001-68,000 22.45
43 68,001-70,000 22.45
44 70,001-72,000 22.45
45 72,001-74,000 22.45
46 74,001-76,000 22.45
47 76,001-78,000 22.45
48 78,001-80,000 22.45
49 80,001-82,000 24.55
50 82,001-84,000 26.65
51 84,001-86,000 28.75
52 86,001-88,000 30.85
53 60,001-62,000 22.45
54 88,001-90,000 32.95
55 90,001-92,000 35.05
1 Maximum Gross
2 Weight of Vehicle Mills per Mile
4 92,001-94,000 37.15
5 94,001-96,000 39.25
6 96,001-98,000 41.35
7 98,001-100,000 43.45
8 100,001-102,000 45.55
9 102,001-104,000 47.65
10 104,001-106,000 49.75
11 For each additional two thousand (2,000) pounds or fraction thereof in excess
12 of one hundred six thousand (106,000) pounds add 2.1 mills per mile.
13 (10) If any vehicle, or combinations of vehicles move on the highways of
14 the state, and the vehicle or combination exceeds its registered maximum gross
15 weight there shall be paid for that vehicle, the fees provided for in either
16 subsection (8) or (9) of this section, as applicable, for the actual gross
17 weight of the vehicle or combination of vehicles for the miles traveled at the
18 heavier weight.
19 (1 10) If any vehicle or combinations of vehicles haul nonreducible loads,
20 as authorized under the provisions of section 49-1004, Idaho Code, and weigh
21 less than the starting weights per axle configuration listed in column 1 of
22 subsection (2), section 49-1004, Idaho Code, then and in that event there
23 shall be paid for that vehicle, in addition to the other fees required in this
24 section, an additional use fee of 2.1 mills per mile for each two thousand
25 (2,000) pounds or fraction thereof of the maximum gross weight in excess of
26 those set forth in section 49-1001, Idaho Code.
27 (1 21) Any owner operating vehicle combinations may apply to the department
28 for authority to report multiple weights and pay use fees based upon the maxi-
29 mum gross weight of each configuration in the combination being operated. The
30 owner shall declare a maximum gross weight for each configuration being oper-
31 ated but not more than three (3) maximum gross weights for a vehicle combina-
32 tion may be declared. Any owner who receives authority to report and pay use
33 fees at multiple maximum gross weights shall register the motor vehicle in a
34 combination at the highest maximum gross weight of the vehicle. Any owner who
35 reports vehicle combinations at multiple weights and fails to maintain records
36 and furnish said records to the department upon request which show the config-
37 uration of the combination of vehicles and the trailer and unit number for all
38 miles and trip segments traveled shall have all miles assessed at the highest
39 maximum gross weight of the combination of vehicles.
40 (1 32) An applicant for registration of a commercial vehicle, a noncommer-
41 cial vehicle or a farm vehicle shall set forth the maximum gross weight of the
42 vehicle or combination of vehicles and the applicant shall pay any annual reg-
43 istration fees and any annual license fees on trailers and semitrailers
44 required at the time he makes application for registration subject to the pro-
45 visions of subsections (1), (2), (3) and (4) of this section. No part of the
46 registration or license fees shall be subject to refund. The use fee payment
47 required shall be computed according to the schedule in either subsection (8)
48 or (9) of this section on the mileage operated over the highways of the state
49 of Idaho and the owner of any vehicle against which a use fee is assessed,
50 shall at the time of making his next quarterly report pay the use fee, if any,
51 for the three (3) calendar months immediately prior. In determining the mile-
52 age subject to the use fee, there shall be deducted the miles traveled on
53 roadways maintained with private funds by agreement with the public agency or
54 agencies having jurisdiction over them. In no event shall the total money
55 credited to the owner for the mileage exceed the actual cost of maintenance
1 expended by him.
2 (1 43) Any owner who operates or intends to operate non-Idaho based vehi-
3 cles in Idaho that are subject to the use fee required under the provisions
4 of this section shall apply for a use fee account before operating the vehi-
5 cles in Idaho. In lieu of establishing a use fee account the owner may pur-
6 chase a trip permit under the provisions of section 49-432 or 49-433, Idaho
7 Code, as applicable. The department shall develop rules to administer the use
8 fee account. Any owner who has not established a use fee account or has not
9 purchased a trip permit prior to operating in Idaho shall have committed an
11 SECTION 2. That Section 49-436, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
12 amended to read as follows:
13 49-436. QUARTERLY REPORTS -- MAINTAINING RECORDS -- PENALTIES -- DEPOSIT
14 OR BOND TO SECURE PAYMENT OF FEES -- APPEAL. (1) Not later than the last day
15 of April, and on the last day of each third calendar month thereafter, each
16 owner of a commercial or farm vehicle having a maximum combined gross weight
17 in excess of sixty thousand (60,000) pounds, shall file with the department a
18 statement of the gross miles each vehicle has traveled over the highways of
19 the state of Idaho for the preceding calendar months of the year for which
20 that report is made. Each report shall be cumulative of all miles traveled
21 during all calendar months in that year for which the report is made.
22 (2) Every owner whose fees are computed as specified in section 49-434,
23 Idaho Code, shall maintain records and permit the department to inspect the
24 records upon request to substantiate the following:
25 (a) The actual miles traveled over Idaho highways.
26 (b) Identification of the commodities hauled if using the schedule in
27 section 49-434(9), Idaho Code.
28 (c) Reporting at multiple weights pursuant to section 49-434, Idaho Code.
29 ( dc) If an owner registers a vehicle or combination of vehicles at a
30 weight in excess of sixty thousand (60,000) pounds and the registered max-
31 imum gross weight is less than the weight allowable under the provisions
32 of section 49-1001, Idaho Code, for that vehicle or combination of vehi-
33 cles, then the owner must maintain and provide to the department on demand
34 records of the vehicle or combination of vehicles actual gross weight and
35 the configuration of the combination of vehicles for all miles traveled.
36 If the owner fails to maintain and produce such records then all miles for
37 the vehicle or combination of vehicles will be assessed at the highest
38 weight the vehicle or combination of vehicles could legally operate pursu-
39 ant to section 49-1001, Idaho Code. If an owner registers a vehicle or
40 combination of vehicles at a weight in excess of sixty thousand (60,000)
41 pounds and the registered maximum gross weight is equal to or exceeds the
42 weight allowable under the provisions of section 49-1001, Idaho Code, for
43 that vehicle or combination of vehicles then the owner is not required to
44 maintain actual gross weight records of the vehicle or combination of
45 vehicles. Owners may voluntarily report quarterly the weight hauled in
46 excess of registered maximum gross weight and may pay use fees for such
47 voluntarily reported weight without penalty.
48 ( ed) Overweight travel authorization fees as set forth in section
49 49-1001, Idaho Code, shall be remitted quarterly.
50 (3) When the records are maintained outside this state by owners engaged
51 in transportation in this state, the owner shall reimburse the department for
52 reasonable expenses incurred by the department in making audits of those
53 records and accounts at the out-of-state location. The owner or the department
1 may request that the records be presented at a place within the state desig-
2 nated by the department. The records must be presented by a representative of
3 the owner familiar with the records and who is responsible for the safekeeping
4 of the records. Every owner is required to maintain records for four (4) years
5 from the due date of the quarterly report unless the department and the owner
6 agree in writing to shorten or lengthen the time period. The amount of fees
7 imposed in this chapter shall be assessed within four (4) years after the due
8 date of the quarterly report unless the department and owner agree in writing
9 to lengthen the time period. If an assessment has been made, such fees may be
10 collected by a proceeding in court within a period of three (3) years after
11 the assessment or a final order entered pursuant to subsection (10) of this
13 (4) Owners of commercial and farm vehicles using the registration fee
14 schedules in section 49-434(1), Idaho Code, are subject to audit to determine
15 if the proper schedule is being used. If the weight classification being used
16 is found to be understated, the difference between the registration fees paid
17 and the registration fees due will become due and payable. If the vehicles are
18 found to be operating in excess of sixty thousand (60,000) pounds gross
19 weight, the difference between the registration fees paid under section
20 49-434(1), Idaho Code, and the amount that would have been due under the use
21 fee schedule in section 49-434(8), or (9), Idaho Code, will be determined and
22 the balance due, if any, will be collected. If an owner registers a vehicle or
23 combination of vehicles at a weight less than the weight allowable under the
24 provisions of section 49-1001, Idaho Code, for that vehicle or combination of
25 vehicles then the owner must maintain vehicle gross weight records in addition
26 to the mileage records and allow the department to inspect the vehicle gross
27 weight and mileage records.
28 (5) Owners using the use fee schedule s in section 49-434(8), and (9),
29 Idaho Code, are subject to audit to determine if the proper use fee schedule
30 and weight classification is being used and if all miles traveled on Idaho
31 highways have been reported. If the operating weight, as determined from cita-
32 tions issued for exceeding weight limitations specified in title 49, Idaho
33 Code, exceeds the registered maximum gross weight, the additional use fees for
34 the miles traveled at the heavier weight, if not already paid, shall become
35 due and payable.
36 (6) An owner who fails to maintain records as required by the provisions
37 of this section may have the registration of all vehicles registered under
38 sections 49-434 and 49-435, Idaho Code, suspended until such time as adequate
39 records as required by the provisions of this section are provided. In the
40 event that the owner does not produce records, the department may make an
41 assessment of fees due based on an estimate of the operation. The department
42 shall promulgate rules specifying the methodology used to determine an assess-
43 ment based on an estimate of the operation. There shall be added to every such
44 estimated assessment a penalty of two percent (2%) per month or fraction
45 thereof after the report was required to be filed or the fee became due up to
46 a maximum penalty of thirty-six percent (36%) of the fee due. Upon payment of
47 the estimated assessment and all other fees due and owing including the rein-
48 statement fee the owner's registration shall be reinstated.
49 (7) An owner who fails to file any reports or pay any fees or penalties
50 due is subject to suspension of their vehicle registrations. An order suspend-
51 ing the vehicle registrations shall be mailed to the owner upon discovery of
52 the deficiency by the department. The suspension shall be lifted if the
53 reports are filed and the payments due are made, along with a reinstatement
54 fee of forty dollars ($40.00) per carrier within fifteen (15) days after
55 receipt of the suspension order. The reinstatement fees shall be deposited to
1 the state highway account. The owner shall have the right to appeal the sus-
2 pension by petitioning the department for a hearing within ten (10) days
3 after receipt of the suspension order. If the suspension is set aside the
4 reinstatement fee shall not be due.
5 (8) An owner failing to file a mileage report or pay any fee due within
6 the time required as specified in this section, shall in addition to the
7 amount of the fee pay a penalty of ten percent (10%) of the amount of fee
8 determined to be due, plus the interest of one percent (1%) of the amount of
9 the use fees due for each month or fraction thereof after the report was
10 required to be filed or the fee became due, but the department may remit all
11 or any part of the penalty and interest if satisfied that the delay was excus-
12 able. The department shall promulgate rules specifying when the penalty may be
13 held in abeyance or forgiven.
14 (9) (a) If the department finds it necessary in order to ensure the col-
15 lection of any fees or penalties imposed upon an owner, it may at the time
16 and as a condition of granting a registration or to reinstate a registra-
17 tion require an owner to deposit and keep on deposit with the department a
18 sum equal to the estimated fees computed under the schedule in section
19 49-434, Idaho Code, for a period of not to exceed three (3) months. In
20 determining the necessity for an applicant or owner to maintain a deposit
21 the department shall consider the applicant or owner's financial capabil-
22 ity and responsibility and prior experience, if any, in collecting fees or
23 penalties from the applicant, owner or any person having a substantial
24 interest or control, directly or indirectly, in or over the operations
25 conducted or to be conducted under the registration.
26 (b) The department may accept in lieu of a deposit a bond to secure pay-
27 ment of sums payable by the owner. The total amount of the deposit or bond
28 shall be determined by the department in a manner as it shall deem proper,
29 taking into account the nature and scope of the owner's operations. The
30 amount may be increased or reduced at any time.
31 (c) If an owner ceases to be registered under the provisions of this
32 chapter, the department, upon receipt of all payments due, shall refund to
33 the owner all deposits remaining to the owner's credit and shall release
34 the surety on any bond given under this section.
35 (d) Any applicant or owner required to make a deposit to secure the pay-
36 ment of fees or penalties may by proper petition demand a hearing on the
37 necessity of the deposit or the reasonableness of the amount required. A
38 hearing shall be granted and held within ten (10) days after the demand.
39 The decision of the director shall become final ten (10) days after ser-
40 vice of the order upon the applicant or owner concerned. Notice shall be
41 served personally or by certified mail addressed to the applicant or owner
42 at his address as it appears in the records of the department. An appeal
43 may be taken from any decision of the department as from the decision of
44 the magistrate's division to the district court.
45 (10) An owner wishing to contest an assessment made by the department may
46 within thirty (30) days from receipt of the assessment file an appeal with the
47 department. Upon receipt of an appeal the director or his authorized represen-
48 tative shall schedule an informal conference between the owner and a represen-
49 tative of the department. The informal conference must be conducted within
50 twenty (20) days from the date of receipt of notice of intent to appeal from
51 the owner. The owner and the representative of the department shall reduce all
52 conclusions, agreements and decisions to writing, if an informal conference is
53 held, but attendance at and participation in the informal conference is at the
54 option of the owner. If an informal conference is held, the written report of
55 the results of that conference shall be provided to the director within ten
1 (10) days. If the results of the informal conference are not satisfactory to
2 the owner, he may continue with the appeal by informing the director in writ-
3 ing, and the director or his authorized representative shall appoint a hearing
4 officer to conduct a contested case hearing in accordance with chapter 52,
5 title 67, Idaho Code. The hearing officer may subpoena witnesses and evidence
6 and administer oaths. The hearing officer shall prepare written findings of
7 fact and conclusions of law for the director or his authorized representative.
8 Upon receipt of findings of fact and conclusions of law the director or his
9 authorized representative shall issue a final order affirming, modifying or
10 reversing the original assessment. All final orders rendered by the director
11 or his authorized representative shall be appealable in accordance with chap-
12 ter 52, title 67, Idaho Code.
13 SECTION 3. That Section 49-1004, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
14 amended to read as follows:
15 49-1004. PERMITS FOR OVERWEIGHT OR OVERSIZE LOADS. (1) Upon application
16 in writing to the board or other proper authorities in charge of, or having
17 jurisdiction over a highway, the board or authorities may in their discretion
18 issue a special permit to the owner or operator of any vehicle allowing vehi-
19 cles or loads having a greater weight or size than permitted by law to be
20 moved or carried over and on the highways and bridges.
21 (a) Special permits shall be in writing and may limit the time of use and
22 operation over the particular highways and bridges which may be traversed
23 and may contain any special conditions and require any undertaking or
24 other security as the board or other proper authority shall deem to be
25 necessary to protect the highways and bridges from injury, or provide
26 indemnity for any injury to highways and bridges or to persons or property
27 resulting from such operation.
28 (b) The owner or operator of an overweight or oversize vehicle shall
29 obtain a permit, or shall establish intent to obtain a permit by
30 contacting a permit office and receiving a permit number before moving the
31 vehicle on the highways.
32 (c) All special permits or evidence of intent to obtain a permit, shall
33 be carried in the vehicles to which they refer and shall upon demand be
34 delivered for inspection to any peace officer, authorized agent of the
35 board or any officer or employee charged with the care or protection of
36 the highways.
37 (2) Nonreducible vehicles or combinations of vehicles hauling
38 nonreducible loads at weights in excess of those set forth in section
39 49-1001, Idaho Code, shall pay fees as set forth in this subsection (2). Such
40 fees are based on the number of axles on the vehicle or combination of vehi-
41 cles and the total gross weight.
42 Column 1 Column 2
43 Number of axles Gross weight of vehicle Gross weight of vehicle
44 and load in pounds and load in pounds
45 2 40,001 -
46 3 54,001 -
47 4 68,001 -
48 5 80,001 131,001
49 6 97,001 148,001
50 7 114,001 165,001
51 (a) To determine the maximum allowable permit fee for vehicles with more
52 than seven (7) axles, the table can be extended by adding seventeen thou-
53 sand (17,000) pounds to the last listed weight in both columns 1 and 2 for
1 each added axle.
2 (b) Permit fees for column 1 shall start at four cents (4) per mile and
3 increase four cents (4) per mile for each additional two thousand (2,000)
4 pound increment up to the weight indicated in column 2. Permit fees for
5 column 2 shall start at one dollar and two cents ($1.02) per mile and
6 increase seven cents (7) per mile for each additional two thousand
7 (2,000) pound increment.
8 (c) Vehicles operating at weights less than the starting weights per axle
9 configuration listed in column 1 shall be charged fees as stated in sec-
10 tion 49-434( 98), Idaho Code.
11 (d) For vehicles operating with axles wider than eight (8) feet six (6)
12 inches or axles with more than four (4) tires per axle, the fee may be
13 reduced by the board or other proper authority having jurisdiction over a
15 (e) From July 1, 1998, through June 30, 1999, the fee charged per mile
16 pursuant to this subsection shall be assessed at one-half (1/2) the calcu-
17 lated fee. On and after July 1, 1999, the fee charged per mile shall be
18 calculated and assessed in accordance with this subsection.
19 (3) It shall be unlawful for any person to violate, or to cause or permit
20 to be violated, the limitations or conditions of special permits and any
21 violation shall be deemed for all purposes to be a violation of the provisions
22 of this chapter.
23 ( 24) A special pilot project route permit authorizing travel on pilot
24 project routes may be issued by the board or a local public highway agency for
25 operation of vehicles with a legal maximum gross weight of at least one hun-
26 dred five thousand five hundred one (105,501) pounds but not exceeding one
27 hundred twenty-nine thousand (129,000) pounds. Such pilot project routes on
28 nonstate and noninterstate highways shall be determined by the local highway
29 agency for those roads under its jurisdiction, based on criteria established
30 by the board. No local public highway agency shall approve a pilot project
31 route which provides a thoroughfare for interstate carriers to pass through
32 the state. State pilot project routes designated by the board based on crite-
33 ria established by the board and identified on a map entitled "Designated
34 Pilot Project Routes" are:
35 (a) Ashton to Kimberly to Twin Falls to Nevada using US-20, US-30, SH-33,
36 US-93, SH-25, SH-50 and SH-74.
37 (b) Interstate 15 to Wyoming or Utah border using US-30, SH-34 and US-91.
38 Additions or deletions to the approved state pilot project routes specified in
39 paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection ( 24) shall be made only with the
40 approval of the state legislature.
41 ( 35) An annual administrative permit fee for operating on pilot project
42 routes at the weights specified in subsection ( 24) of this section shall be
43 set by the board for travel on state pilot project routes and by the local
44 public highway agency for travel on routes under its jurisdiction, but not to
45 exceed a maximum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per vehicle. The annual permit
46 shall cover administrative costs. Local public highway agencies are authorized
47 to request the department to issue permits on their behalf. Permit fees for
48 permits issued by the department shall be retained by the department to cover
49 administrative costs. In addition to the annual administrative permit fee and
50 the weight-distance fee for weights up to one hundred five thousand five hun-
51 dred (105,500) pounds, the appropriate weight-distance fee for weights over
52 one hundred five thousand five hundred (105,500) pounds shall be calculated
53 and collected in accordance with the fee schedules set forth in section
54 49-434, Idaho Code.
1 SECTION 4. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby
2 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after
3 April 1, 2000.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation adjusts the weight distance formula for truck registration.
This legislation would increase revenue approximately 20% for purposes of
funding possible refund obligations.
Name: Rep. Roger Chase
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 715