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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.
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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
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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
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03/06 To Governor
03/09 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 32
|||| 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
2 RELATING TO PARKING PRIVILEGES FOR PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY; AMENDING SECTION
3 49-410, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC LIMITATIONS RELATING TO PARKING
4 FOR VEHICLES IDENTIFIED BY SPECIAL PLATES OR CARDS; AND PROVIDING AN
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:
9 49-410. SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES AND CARDS FOR PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY --
10 PARKING PRIVILEGES -- CARDS FOR CERTAIN TEMPORARILY DISABLED PERSONS. (1) Any
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-
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
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.
There will be no fiscal impact to the general fund.
Contact: Bart Davis
Phone: (208) 332-1343
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE S1341 lip