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S1499.....................................................by TRANSPORTATION MOTOR VEHICLES - OPERATING FEES - Amends existing law relating to motor vehicle operating fees for combinations of vehicles to provide that if the owner of the combination of vehicles has maintained proper records, can produce appropriate documentation and is otherwise current in paying taxes and fees, the Idaho Transportation Department may assess a penalty of up to five hundred dollars if the only violation is failure to annually apply for authority to report multiple weights in the manner provided by law. 02/21 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/22 Rpt prt - to Transp 03/10 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/13 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/16 3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-1 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, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Whitworth, Williams NAYS--None Absent and excused--Richardson Floor Sponsor - Sandy Title apvd - to House 03/17 House intro - 1st rdg - to Transp 03/23 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/24 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 04/04 Ret'd to Transp
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1499 BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATING FEES FOR COMBINATIONS OF VEHICLES; AMEND- 3 ING SECTION 49-434, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE OWNER HAS MAIN- 4 TAINED PROPER RECORDS, CAN PRODUCE APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION AND IS OTHER- 5 WISE CURRENT IN PAYING TAXES AND FEES, THE DEPARTMENT MAY ASSESS A PENALTY 6 OF UP TO FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS IF THE ONLY VIOLATION IS FAILURE TO ANNUALLY 7 APPLY FOR AUTHORITY TO REPORT MULTIPLE WEIGHTS IN THE MANNER PROVIDED BY 8 LAW AND TO CORRECT CODIFIER'S ERRORS. 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 10 SECTION 1. That Section 49-434, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 11 amended to read as follows: 12 49-434. OPERATING FEES. (1) There shall be paid on all commercial vehi- 13 cles, noncommercial vehicles, and on all farm vehicles having a maximum gross 14 weight not in excess of sixty thousand (60,000) pounds, an annual registration 15 fee in accordance with the following schedule. 16 Maximum Gross Weight Anuual Reigstration17 (Pounds) Annual Registration Fee 18 Noncommercial and Commercial 19 Farm Vehicles Vehicles 20 8,001-16,000 inc. .....................$ 31.08 $ 30.60 21 16,001-26,000 inc. ..................... 61.08 143.40 22 26,001-30,000 inc. ..................... 91.68 223.80 23 30,001-40,000 inc. ..................... 130.08 291.60 24 40,001-50,000 inc. ..................... 188.28 360.00 25 50,001-60,000 inc. ..................... 311.88 515.40 26 (2) There shall be paid on all commercial vehicles, irrespective of body 27 type, and on all farm vehicles having a maximum gross weight in excess of 28 sixty thousand (60,000) pounds, an annual registration fee in the amount of 29 one hundred twenty dollars ($120). 30 (3) In addition, the annual registration fee for trailers shall be: 31 (a) Trailer or semitrailer in a combination of vehicles ...........$15.00 32 (b) Rental utility trailer with a gross weight of two thousand (2,000) 33 pounds or less ......................................................$8.00 34 (c) Rental utility trailer with a gross weight over two thousand (2,000) 35 pounds .............................................................$15.00 36 (4) As an option to the trailer and semitrailer annual registration, the 37 department may provide extended registration. 38 (a) For trailers and semitrailers, the optional extended-registration 39 period shall not extend beyond seven (7) years. 40 (b) The fee shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00) for each year. 41 (c) The license plate originally issued shall remain on the trailer or 42 semitrailer until the registration expires. 43 (d) The registration document shall be the official record of the status 2 1 of the extended registration. No pressure-sensitive validation sticker 2 shall be required. 3 (e) For rental utility trailers, the optional registration period shall 4 not extend beyond five (5) years. The fee shall be as specified in subsec- 5 tion (3)(b) or (c) of this section. A pressure-sensitive sticker shall be 6 used to validate the license plate. The license plate shall become void if 7 the owner's interest in the rental utility trailer changes during the five 8 (5) year period. If the owner fails to enter the rental utility trailer on 9 the annual renewal application during the five (5) year period, the regis- 10 tration record shall be purged. Any unrenewed plate shall be returned to 11 the department if it is not entered on the renewal application. 12 (5) A fleet registration option is available to owners who have twenty- 13 five (25) or more commercial or farm vehicles or any combination thereof. Such 14 owners may register all of their company vehicles with the department in lieu 15 of registering with a county assessor. To qualify the fleet must be owned and 16 operated under the unified control of one (1) person and the vehicles must be 17 physically garaged and maintained in two (2) or more counties. Fleet registra- 18 tion shall not include fleets of rental vehicles. The department shall provide 19 a registration application to the owner and the owner shall provide all infor- 20 mation that the department determines is necessary. The department shall 21 devise a special license plate numbering system for fleet-registered vehicles 22 as an alternative to county license plates. The fleet registration application 23 and all subsequent registration renewals shall include the physical address 24 where a vehicle is principally used, garaged and maintained. The fleet owner 25 shall report the physical address to the department upon initial registration, 26 on each renewal, and at any time a vehicle registered under this option is 27 permanently transferred to another location. 28 (6) If the ownership of a vehicle changes during the registration period, 29 the original owner may transfer the plate to another vehicle. The remaining 30 fee shall be credited against the cost of the new registration. No refunds 31 shall be given for any unexpired portion of the vehicle registration fee if 32 the plate is not transferred by the owner to another vehicle. A license plate 33 shall not be transferred to another owner when the ownership of a vehicle 34 changes. The owner shall obtain a replacement plate, validation sticker if 35 required, and a registration document when a plate is lost, destroyed or 36 becomes illegible. 37 (7) An administrative fee of four dollars ($4.00) shall be paid and 38 deposited to the state highway account on all registrations completed by the 39 department under this section. 40 (8) In addition to the registration and license fees provided by subsec- 41 tions (1) and (2) of this section, there shall be paid on all commercial vehi- 42 cles having a maximum gross weight in excess of sixty thousand (60,000) 43 pounds, a use fee based upon the registered maximum gross weight in accordance 44 with the following schedule. The use fees shall be calculated by multiplying 45 the mills per mile, determined from the mills per mile schedule table, times 46 the reported mileage for the vehicle, subject to the provisions of this sec- 47 tion. 48 Maximum Gross 49 Weight of Vehicle Mills per Mile 50 (Pounds) 51 60,001-62,000 30.05 52 62,001-64,000 31.35 53 64,001-66,000 32.60 54 66,001-68,000 33.90 55 68,001-70,000 35.15 3 1 Maximum Gross 2 Weight of Vehicle Mills per Mile 3 (Pounds) 4 70,001-72,000 36.40 5 60,001-62,000 30.056 72,001-74,000 38.55 7 74,001-76,000 40.65 8 76,001-78,000 42.75 9 78,001-80,000 44.90 10 80,001-82,000 47.00 11 82,001-84,000 49.10 12 84,001-86,000 51.20 13 86,001-88,000 53.30 14 88,001-90,000 55.40 15 90,001-92,000 57.50 16 92,001-94,000 59.60 17 94,001-96,000 61.70 18 96,001-98,000 63.80 19 98,001-100,000 65.90 20 100,001-102,000 68.00 21 102,001-104,000 70.10 22 104,001-106,000 72.20 23 For each additional two thousand (2,000) pounds or fraction thereof in excess 24 of one hundred six thousand (106,000) pounds add 2.1 mills per mile. 25 (9) In addition to the registration and license fees of this section, 26 there shall be paid on all farm vehicles, and any commercial vehicle exclu- 27 sively engaged in the transportation of logs, pulp wood, stull, poles, piling, 28 rough lumber, ores, ore concentrates, sand and gravel aggregates in bulk, 29 livestock and vehicles used for the sole purpose of transporting milk from the 30 farm to processing plant, having a maximum gross weight in excess of sixty 31 thousand (60,000) pounds, a use fee in accordance with the following schedule. 32 The use fees shall be calculated by multiplying the mills per mile, determined 33 from the mills per mile schedule table, times the reported mileage for the 34 vehicle, subject to the provisions of this section. 35 Maximum Gross 36 Weight of Vehicle Mills per Mile 37 (Pounds) 38 60,001-62,000 22.45 39 62,001-64,000 22.45 40 64,001-66,000 22.45 41 66,001-68,000 22.45 42 68,001-70,000 22.45 43 70,001-72,000 22.45 44 72,001-74,000 22.45 45 74,001-76,000 22.45 46 76,001-78,000 22.45 47 78,001-80,000 22.45 48 80,001-82,000 24.55 49 82,001-84,000 26.65 50 84,001-86,000 28.75 51 86,001-88,000 30.85 52 60,001-62,000 22.4553 88,001-90,000 32.95 54 90,001-92,000 35.05 55 92,001-94,000 37.15 4 1 Maximum Gross 2 Weight of Vehicle Mills per Mile 3 (Pounds) 4 94,001-96,000 39.25 5 96,001-98,000 41.35 6 98,001-100,000 43.45 7 100,001-102,000 45.55 8 102,001-104,000 47.65 9 104,001-106,000 49.75 10 For each additional two thousand (2,000) pounds or fraction thereof in excess 11 of one hundred six thousand (106,000) pounds add 2.1 mills per mile. 12 (10) If any vehicle, or combinations of vehicles move on the highways of 13 the state, and the vehicle or combination exceeds its registered maximum gross 14 weight there shall be paid for that vehicle, the fees provided for in either 15 subsection (8) or (9) of this section, as applicable, for the actual gross 16 weight of the vehicle or combination of vehicles for the miles traveled at the 17 heavier weight. 18 (11) If any vehicle or combinations of vehicles haul nonreducible loads, 19 as authorized under the provisions of section 49-1004, Idaho Code, and weigh 20 less than the starting weights per axle configuration listed in column 1 of 21 subsection (2), section 49-1004, Idaho Code, then and in that event there 22 shall be paid for that vehicle, in addition to the other fees required in this 23 section, an additional use fee of 2.1 mills per mile for each two thousand 24 (2,000) pounds or fraction thereof of the maximum gross weight in excess of 25 those set forth in section 49-1001, Idaho Code. 26 (12) Any owner operating vehicle combinations may apply to the department 27 for authority to report multiple weights and pay use fees based upon the maxi- 28 mum gross weight of each configuration in the combination being operated. The 29 owner shall declare a maximum gross weight for each configuration being oper- 30 ated but not more than three (3) maximum gross weights for a vehicle combina- 31 tion may be declared. Any owner who receives authority to report and pay use 32 fees at multiple maximum gross weights shall register the motor vehicle in a 33 combination at the highest maximum gross weight of the vehicle. Any owner who 34 reports vehicle combinations at multiple weights and fails to maintain records 35 and furnish said records to the department upon request which show the config- 36 uration of the combination of vehicles and the trailer and unit number for all 37 miles and trip segments traveled shall have all miles assessed at the highest 38 maximum gross weight of the combination of vehicles. If the owner has main- 39 tained proper records, can produce appropriate documentation and is otherwise 40 current in paying taxes and fees, the department may assess a penalty of up to 41 five hundred dollars ($500) if the only violation under this subsection (12) 42 is failure to annually apply for authority to report multiple weights as pro- 43 vided herein. 44 (13) An applicant for registration of a commercial vehicle, a noncommer- 45 cial vehicle or a farm vehicle shall set forth the maximum gross weight of the 46 vehicle or combination of vehicles and the applicant shall pay any annual reg- 47 istration fees and any annual license fees on trailers and semitrailers 48 required at the time he makes application for registration subject to the pro- 49 visions of subsections (1), (2), (3) and (4) of this section. No part of the 50 registration or license fees shall be subject to refund. The use fee payment 51 required shall be computed according to the schedule in either subsection (8) 52 or (9) of this section on the mileage operated over the highways of the state 53 of Idaho and the owner of any vehicle against which a use fee is assessed, 54 shall at the time of making his next quarterly report pay the use fee, if any, 55 for the three (3) calendar months immediately prior. In determining the mile- 5 1 age subject to the use fee, there shall be deducted the miles traveled on 2 roadways maintained with private funds by agreement with the public agency or 3 agencies having jurisdiction over them. In no event shall the total money 4 credited to the owner for the mileage exceed the actual cost of maintenance 5 expended by him. 6 (14) Any owner who operates or intends to operate non-Idaho based vehicles 7 in Idaho that are subject to the use fee required under the provisions of 8 this section shall apply for a use fee account before operating the vehicles 9 in Idaho. In lieu of establishing a use fee account the owner may purchase a 10 trip permit under the provisions of section 49-432 or 49-433, Idaho Code, as 11 applicable. The department shall develop rules to administer the use fee 12 account. Any owner who has not established a use fee account or has not pur- 13 chased a trip permit prior to operating in Idaho shall have committed an 14 infraction.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 10159 This proposed legislation allows the Department of Transportation to assess a penalty of up to five hundred dollars ($500 for the failure to annually apply for authority to report multiple weights as required by Idaho Code Section 49-434(12). FISCAL NOTE The proposed legislation should not impose any new or increased fiscal impact. Contacts: Senator John Sandy Phone: (208) 332-1305 Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact Statement S 1499