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SENATE BILL NO. 1461 – MV license plate, firefighters


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S1461.....................................................by TRANSPORTATION
MOTOR VEHICLES - LICENSE PLATES - Adds to existing law to create a
firefighters special motor vehicle license plate program.
02/18    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/21    Rpt prt - to Transp
02/25    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/28    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/02    3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0
      AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron,
      Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes,
      Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh,
      Parry, Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner,
      Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Whitworth, Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor -- Frasure
    Title apvd - to House
03/03    House intro - 1st rdg - to Transp
03/07    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/08    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/14    3rd rdg - PASSED - 44-21-5
      AYES -- Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Campbell,
      Chase, Cheirrett, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13),
      Field(20), Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(29), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet,
      Jones, Judd, Kempton, Kunz, Lake, Mader, Marley, Meyer, Montgomery,
      Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo, Robison,
      Sellman, Shepherd, Smylie, Stoicheff, Stone, Trail, Zimmermann
      NAYS -- Alltus, Bruneel, Callister, Gagner, Gould, Kellogg, Kendell,
      Linford, Loertscher, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle, Sali, Schaefer, Smith,
      Stevenson, Taylor, Tilman, Wheeler, Wood, Mr Speaker
      Absent and excused -- Clark, Crow, Geddes, Hansen(23), McKague
    Floor Sponsor - Ridinger
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/15    To enrol
03/16    Rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/17    Sp signed
03/20    To Governor
03/22    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 50
         Effective: 01/01/01

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-fifth Legislature                  Second Regular Session - 2000
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1461
                                BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
  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 repossession
  8    plate  shall  also be used for demonstrating the vehicle to a prospective pur-
  9    chaser for a period not to exceed ninety-six (96) hours. The registration fees
 10    for repossession plates shall be as required in subsection (1) of this section
 11    for a vehicle one (1) and two (2) years old. All  other  fees  required  under
 12    chapter 4, title 49, Idaho Code, shall be in addition to the registration fee.
 13    The repossession plate shall be issued on an annual basis by the department.
 14        (6)  In  addition  to  the  annual registration fee in this section, there
 15    shall be an initial program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and an  annual
 16    program fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for all special license plate programs
 17    for  those license plates issued pursuant to sections 49-404A, 49-407, 49-408,
 18    49-409, 49-414, 49-416 and 49-418, Idaho Code. For special plates issued  pur-
 19    suant  to  sections  49-406 and 49-406A, Idaho Code, there shall be an initial
 20    program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00)  but  there  shall  be  no  annual
 21    renewal  fee.  For special plates issued pursuant to sections 49-417, 49-417A,
 22    49-417B,  49-418A, 49-418B, 49-418C, 49-419, 49-419A and 49-420,  Idaho  Code,
 23    there  shall  be an initial program fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) and an
 24    annual program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00). For special plates  issued
 25    pursuant  to  section  49-418A,  Idaho  Code,  the initial program fee and the
 26    annual renewal fee shall be fifty dollars ($50.00). The fees contained in this
 27    subsection shall be applicable to all new special plate programs. The  initial
 28    program  fee  and  the  annual  program fee shall be deposited as in the state
 29    highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of administration  of  spe-
 30    cial  license plate programs, unless otherwise specified by law. for each pro-
 31    gram.
 32        SECTION 2.  That Chapter 4, Title 49, Idaho Code,  be,  and  the  same  is
 33    hereby  amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
 34    ignated as Section 49-418C, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
 35        49-418C.  FIREFIGHTERS LICENSE PLATES. (1) On and after January  1,  2001,
 36    any  person  who  is the owner of a vehicle registered under the provisions of
 37    section 49-402, Idaho Code, or registered under any other section of  law  for
 38    which  the  purchase  of  special  plates  is allowed, may apply for and, upon
 39    department approval, receive special firefighters license plates  in  lieu  of
 40    regular  license plates. Availability of firefighters license plates for other
 41    vehicles shall be subject to the rules, policies and procedures of the depart-
 42    ment.
 43        (2)  In addition to the regular registration fee required  in  chapter  4,
 44    title 49, Idaho Code, the applicant shall be charged a fee of thirty-five dol-
 45    lars  ($35.00)  for  the  initial  issuance of plates, and twenty-five dollars
 46    ($25.00) upon each succeeding annual registration. Ten dollars ($10.00) of the
 47    initial fee and ten dollars ($10.00) of the renewal fee shall be deposited  in
 48    the state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of administration
 49    of  this  special  license plate program. Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) of each
 50    initial fee and fifteen dollars ($15.00) of each renewal fee shall  be  trans-
 51    ferred  by  the state treasurer to the Idaho fire chiefs association in Boise,
 52    Idaho, and shall be used exclusively for the fire safety  education  of  fire-
 53    fighters, fire chiefs and the general public.
  1        (3)  Whenever  title  or interest in a vehicle registered under the provi-
  2    sions of this section is transferred or assigned, the owner may  transfer  the
  3    special  plates to another vehicle upon payment of the required transfer fees.
  4    The owner may only display the plates on another vehicle upon receipt  of  the
  5    new registration from the department.
  6        (4)  The  firefighters  license  plate  shall  be of a color and design in
  7    accordance  with the provisions of section 49-402C, Idaho  Code.  The  distin-
  8    guishing  feature of the license plate shall be a representation of firefight-
  9    ers in action. The design and any slogan on the plate shall be  acceptable  to
 10    the Idaho fire chiefs association and shall be approved by the department uti-
 11    lizing  a  numbering  system as determined by the department. Initial costs of
 12    the plate program, including costs of plate design, shall be paid by the Idaho
 13    fire chiefs association.
 14        (5)  Sample firefighters license plates may be  purchased  for  a  fee  of
 15    thirty  dollars  ($30.00), ten dollars ($10.00) of which shall be deposited in
 16    the state highway account and twenty dollars ($20.00) of which shall be trans-
 17    ferred to the Idaho fire  chiefs  association.  No  additional  fee  shall  be
 18    charged for personalizing sample plates.
 19        SECTION  3.  This act shall be in full force and effect on and after Janu-
 20    ary 1, 2001.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
     This legislation creates firefighters license plates as one more option in the series
     of special license plates. 
                     FISCAL NOTE 
     No impact on General Fund. Minimally adds additional funding to the state
     highway account, depending on the number of plate sales. Initial costs of the plate
     program, including costs of plate design, shall be paid by the Idaho Fire Chiefs
               CONTACT:  Senator Evan Frasure
               Phone: 332-1315 
                                                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE                            S 1461