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SENATE BILL NO. 1341 – Parking, disabled, limitation


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S1341.....................................................by TRANSPORTATION
PARKING - DISABLED PERSONS - Amends existing law to provide specific
limitations relating to parking for vehicles identified by special plates
or cards for persons with a disability.
02/02    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/03    Rpt prt - to Transp
02/09    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/10    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/15    3rd rdg - PASSED - 30-0-5
      AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron,
      Danielson, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes,
      Hawkins, Ingram, Keough, King-Barrutia, McLaughlin, Noh, Parry,
      Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett,
      Thorne, Wheeler, Whitworth, Williams
      Absent and excused--Branch, Crow, Ipsen, Lee, Sorensen
    Floor Sponsor - Deide
    Title apvd - to House
02/16    House intro - 1st rdg - to Transp
02/23    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/24    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/28    3rd rdg - PASSED - 64-0-6
      AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe,
      Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Cheirrett, Clark, Crow, Cuddy,
      Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Geddes, Gould, Hadley,
      Hammond, Hansen(23), Hansen(29), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Judd,
      Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Lake, Linford, Loertscher, Mader, Marley,
      McKague, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner,
      Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo, Robison, Sali, Sellman, Shepherd,
      Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Taylor, Tilman, Trail,
      Wheeler, Wood, Mr Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Gagner, Jones, Kunz, Meyer, Schaefer,
    Floor Sponsor - Kellogg
    Title apvd - to Senate
02/29    To enrol
03/01    Rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/03    Sp signed
03/06    To Governor
03/09    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 32
         Effective: 07/01/00

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-fifth Legislature                  Second Regular Session - 2000
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1341
                                BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  5        EFFECTIVE DATE.
  6    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  7        SECTION 1.  That Section 49-410, Idaho Code, be, and the  same  is  hereby
  8    amended to read as follows:
 11    person with a disability as defined in section 49-117, Idaho Code, or any par-
 12    ent or guardian of a dependent child with a disability as defined  in  section
 13    49-117, Idaho Code, without regard to the age of the dependent child, shall be
 14    eligible  for  the  use  of  special  license plates bearing the international
 15    accessible symbol, for any vehicle owned by such person or owned by  a  quali-
 16    fied  parent  or  guardian, but excluding any commercial vehicle with a regis-
 17    tered maximum gross weight over sixteen thousand (16,000) pounds.
 18        (2)  Registration and license plate fees for vehicles owned  by  a  person
 19    with  a disability or qualified parent or guardian of a dependent child with a
 20    disability, shall be as provided, respectively, in sections 49-402,  49-434(1)
 21    and 49-450, Idaho Code. Nothing in this section shall be construed as abrogat-
 22    ing  provisions  of  section  49-445,  Idaho Code. The use of the special card
 23    issued under the provisions of subsection  (4)  of  this  section,  shall  not
 24    exempt  the  owner  of a motor vehicle from otherwise properly registering and
 25    licensing the motor vehicle.
 26        (3)  Special license plates for persons with a disability and for the par-
 27    ent or guardian of a dependent child with a disability, shall be the same size
 28    and color as other license plates, and shall have displayed upon them the reg-
 29    istration numbers assigned to the vehicle and to the owner. The  plates  shall
 30    be  numbered  in  a  manner prescribed by the department, but the plates shall
 31    display the international accessible symbol.
 32                           International Accessible Symbol
 33        (4)  The department shall issue a special card bearing  the  international
 34    accessible symbol and other information the department may require, to:
 35        (a)  Any qualified person with a disability who does not own a motor vehi-
 36        cle;
 37        (b)  Any  qualified  person  with  a  disability who owns a motor vehicle,
 38        without regard to weight or use of the vehicle;
 39        (c)  Any parent or guardian of a dependent child  with  a  disability  who
  1        owns a motor vehicle without regard to weight or use of the vehicle;
  2        (d)  Any  business  entity  which  is engaged in transportation of persons
  3        with a disability, which business  shall  not  be  required  to  submit  a
  4        physician's certification.  In addition to other application requirements,
  5        a  business  applicant  shall sign a declaration that he is engaged in the
  6        transportation of persons with a disability. A business entity may include
  7        but not be limited to hospitals, nursing homes, federal, state  and  local
  8        governmental agencies and taxicabs.
  9        (5)  Any  person or business issued a special card shall affix the special
 10    card to a motor vehicle in a conspicuous place designated by  the  department.
 11    The  card  shall bear distinguishing marks, letters or numerals indicating the
 12    vehicle is utilized by a permanently disabled person. When the card is affixed
 13    to a motor vehicle and the motor vehicle is transporting a person with a  dis-
 14    ability,  special parking privileges are granted as provided in subsection (7)
 15    of this section.
 16        (6)  Application for special license plates, a special card,  or  both  as
 17    applicable  and at the option of the applicant, shall be made upon a form fur-
 18    nished by the department and  shall  include  a  written  certification  by  a
 19    licensed  physician verifying that the applicant's stated impairment qualifies
 20    as a disability according to the provisions of section 49-117, Idaho Code.
 21        (7)  Any motor vehicle displaying special license plates for a person with
 22    a disability, without regard to the state of residence or displaying the  spe-
 23    cial  card  provided  in  subsections  (4)  and  (8) of this section, shall be
 24    allowed to park for unlimited periods of time in parking zones or areas  which
 25    are otherwise restricted as to the length of time parking is permitted, and to
 26    park  in  any public parking space with metered parking without being required
 27    to pay any parking meter fee. The provisions of this subsection shall  not  be
 28    applicable to those zones or areas in which the stopping, parking, or standing
 29    of all vehicles is prohibited or which are reserved for special types of vehi-
 30    cles,  to areas where vehicular parking is prohibited for periods in excess of
 31    forty-eight (48) hours, or to areas where parking is  prohibited  for  certain
 32    periods of time in order to allow snow removal, street construction or mainte-
 33    nance  or for other emergency purposes. Nothing herein shall prohibit the des-
 34    ignation of parking spaces for use by disabled persons for  unlimited  periods
 35    of time.
 36        (8)  Any person who shall submit satisfactory proof to the department that
 37    he  is  so  temporarily  disabled  as  to be unable to move without the aid of
 38    crutches or a wheelchair, shall be entitled to receive for one (1) motor vehi-
 39    cle only, a special card to be affixed to a motor  vehicle  in  a  conspicuous
 40    place  designated  by the department, bearing distinguishing marks, letters or
 41    numerals indicating that the vehicle is utilized  by  a  temporarily  disabled
 42    person.  This special temporary card shall expire six (6) months from the date
 43    of issuance, or sooner as specified by the department on the card.
 44        (9) Any unauthorized use of the plate or card shall constitute an  infrac-
 45    tion  punishable by a fine of fifty dollars ($50.00). The second offense shall
 46    be punishable by a fine of fifty dollars ($50.00) and loss of  parking  privi-
 47    leges for the registered owner of the vehicle displaying the plates or for the
 48    person to whom the card was issued, for a period of one (1) year.
 49        Law enforcement officials shall enforce the provisions of this section and
 50    are  empowered,  using reasonable discretion, to check personal identification
 51    to determine if the user of the plate or placard is authorized to use accessi-
 52    ble parking privileges. Any fines collected shall be retained by the  city  or
 53    county whose law enforcement official issued the citation.
 54        SECTION  2.  This  act shall be in full force and effect on and after July
  1    1, 2000.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                        STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                            RS 09749 

This legislation amends 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 adisability.

                           FISCAL NOTE 

There will be no fiscal impact to the general fund.

Contact: Bart Davis
Phone: (208) 332-1343

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE                          S1341 lip