S1377aaH.............................................by JUDICIARY AND RULES MOTOR VEHICLES - SPEEDING - Adds to existing law to specify a fixed penalty for exceeding the speed limit in a school zone. 02/08 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/09 Rpt prt - to Jud 03/02 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/03 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/08 3rd rdg - PASSED - 20-14-1 AYES--Andreason, Bunderson, Crow, Danielson, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, McLaughlin, Noh, Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Stennett, Wheeler, Whitworth NAYS--Boatright, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Darrington, Geddes, Hawkins, King-Barrutia, Lee, Parry, Sorensen, Stegner, Thorne, Walton/Branch, Williams Absent and excused--Davis Floor Sponsor - Dunklin Title apvd - to House 03/09 House intro - 1st rdg - to Transp 03/13 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/14 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/17 To Gen Ord 03/21 Rpt out amen - to 1st rdg as amen 03/22 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen 03/23 Ret'd to Transp
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1377 BY JUDICIARY AND RULES COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO SPEEDING TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS; AMENDING CHAPTER 6, TITLE 49, IDAHO 3 CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 49-658, IDAHO CODE, TO SPECIFY A 4 FIXED PENALTY FOR EXCEEDING THE SPEED LIMIT IN A SCHOOL ZONE. 5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 6 SECTION 1. That Chapter 6, Title 49, Idaho Code, be, and the same is 7 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des- 8 ignated as Section 49-658, Idaho Code, and to read as follows: 9 49-658. SCHOOL SPEED ZONE PENALTY. (1) No person shall operate a vehicle 10 in excess of the posted maximum speed limit established for a school zone when 11 the school zone is designated by appropriately placed signs indicating: the 12 school zone; the reduced speed limit for the zone; and notice of an enhanced 13 penalty for exceeding the reduced speed limit. 14 (2) Violation of the provisions of this section shall be an infraction 15 punishable by a fixed penalty of forty-one dollars ($41.00) if the violation 16 is more than one (1) but less than twenty (20) miles per hour above the speed 17 limit, and punishable by a fixed penalty of one hundred fifty-one dollars 18 ($151) if the violation is more than twenty (20) miles per hour above the 19 speed limit.
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 Moved by Stone Seconded by Smylie IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE AMENDMENT TO S.B. NO. 1377 1 AMENDMENT TO SECTION 1 2 On page 1 of the printed bill, in line 17, delete "fifty-one"; and in line 3 18, delete "51" and insert: "00".
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 09821 The purpose of this bill is to reduce incidents of speeding in school zones by doubling the basic fine for speeding in the zone. Local authorities already determine which schools have reduced speed zones and what the speed limit is. This bill does not change that, only the amount of the fine, which is set by state code. To be in effect, the school zone would require the usual signs indicating that the area is a school zone with a lower speed limit and a new sign stating that fines are doubled for speeding in that zone. FISCAL NOTE This bill brings both expense and income. For the fine to be doubled, the school zone would have to have a sign so stating. School zones could require from one to four signs, depending on the location of the school. There are 637 school buildings in Idaho. Signs and installation range in price from $25, estimated by the Ada County Highway District, to $40 by the Department of Transportation. Assuming all local authorities decide to add an average of two signs to each school, the total cost statewide would be from $16,000 to $25,480. The cost of the new signs are borne by the local authority in charge of the roads around the school. In Ada County, 250 signs, in addition to current signage, would be needed at a cost of $25 per sign for material and labor. The total cost to Ada County Highway District is estimated to be $ 6,250. According to the State Transportation Department, "The department's initial financing impact to implement this legislation on the State Highway System would consist of placing approximately 76 signs at a cost of $3,000. The average annual cost to maintain these signs would be approximately $500. These materials include all material and labor costs." (This reflects a cost of $39.50 per sign.) REVISED REVISED REVISED REVISED REVISED REVISED The bill raises revenue through the additional penalty added to the speeding tickets. There is no way of knowing what this income will be; however, for comparison, the enhanced penalty for speeding in construction zones brought in an additional $25,933 in 1999. Contact: Senator Betsy Dunklin Phone: 332-1382 Representative Ruby Stone Phone: 332-1260 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE Bill No. S1377 REVISED REVISED REVISED REVISED REVISED REVISED