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H0264.........................................by TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE
MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES - VETERANS - Amends existing law to provide
that the initial and annual program fees for the special license plate
programs for members of the armed forces reserve and veterans shall be
deposited to the Veterans Cemetery Maintenance Fund.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 264
BY TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO CERTAIN SPECIAL MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATE PROGRAMS FOR VETERANS;
3 AMENDING SECTION 49-404A, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE INITIAL AND
4 ANNUAL PROGRAM FEES FOR THE ARMED FORCES RESERVE LICENSE PLATE PROGRAM
5 SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO THE VETERANS CEMETERY MAINTENANCE FUND; AND AMENDING
6 SECTION 49-418, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE INITIAL AND ANNUAL PROGRAM
7 FEES FOR THE VETERANS LICENSE PLATE PROGRAM SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO THE VET-
8 ERANS CEMETERY MAINTENANCE FUND AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION.
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
10 SECTION 1. That Section 49-404A, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
11 amended to read as follows:
12 49-404A. MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES RESERVE -- SPECIAL PLATES. (1) Any
13 active member of the armed forces reserves of the United States who is the
14 owner of a vehicle registered under section 49-402(1) or section 49-434(1),
15 Idaho Code, may, upon application to the department, register not more than
16 two (2) motor vehicles and receive for each vehicle special license plates in
17 lieu of regular numbered plates. The provisions of this section shall not
18 apply to any vehicle with a registered maximum gross weight over twenty-six
19 thousand (26,000) pounds. The special license plates shall be designated by
20 the department with the word "RESERVIST" centered along the bottom edge and be
21 numbered in sets of two (2) with a different number following appropriate let-
22 ters as follows: United States Army Reserve: Army (number); United States Navy
23 Reserve: Navy (number); United States Marine Corps Reserve: USMC (number);
24 United States Air Force Reserve: USAF (number); and United States Coast Guard
25 Reserve: USCG (number). Proof of being an active member in the United States
26 armed forces reserves must be furnished to the department before special
27 plates will be issued. Special license plates issued under this section shall
28 be issued under the staggered registration process provided for in section
29 49-402(1), Idaho Code, or the annual registration in section 49-434(1), Idaho
31 (2) Any branch of the armed forces reserves of the United States shall,
32 prior to an individual's discharge from duty in that branch of the armed
33 forces reserve, require that the special armed forces reserve license plates
34 either be turned back to the department or exchanged for other proper license
35 plates as a condition of discharge.
36 (3) In addition to the regular registration fees required in section
37 49-402(1) or 49-434(1), Idaho Code, the applicant shall pay the initial pro-
38 gram fee and the annual program fee specified in section 49-402, Idaho Code.
39 The initial program fee and the annual program fee shall be deposited in the
40 state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of administration of
41 this special license plate program which is provided to the public as a per-
42 sonal alternative to the standard license plate requirement veterans cemetery
43 maintenance fund created in section 65-107, Idaho Code, for the operation and
1 maintenance of the state veterans cemetery. When a plate holder transfers or
2 assigns his title or interest in the vehicle registered under this section,
3 the registration shall expire, but the special plates may be transferred to
4 another vehicle upon payment of the required transfer fee. Special plates
5 shall only be displayed after receipt of the new registration.
6 (4) The design and numbering scheme of the military reservist special
7 plate shall be coordinated by the department with representatives of the armed
8 forces reserves. However, the department shall have the final approval of the
9 plate design and numbering scheme to ensure conformity within existing issues
10 of plates and to contain costs within the limit of the fees received from
12 SECTION 2. That Section 49-418, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
13 amended to read as follows:
14 49-418. VETERANS PLATES. (1) Any person who is the owner of a vehicle
15 registered under the provisions of section 49-402 or 49-434(1), Idaho Code,
16 may apply for and upon department approval receive special veterans license
17 plates in lieu of regular license plates. The provisions of this section shall
18 not apply to any vehicle with a registered maximum gross weight over twenty-
19 six thousand (26,000) pounds. Availability of veterans plates for other vehi-
20 cles shall be subject to the rules, policies and procedures of the department.
21 (2) Proof of being a current or former member of the United States armed
22 forces must be furnished to the department before special veterans plates will
23 be issued. Acceptable proof shall be a copy of form DD214 or an equivalent
24 document or statement from the department of veterans affairs.
25 (3) In addition to the regular registration fees required in section
26 49-402(1) or 49-434(1), Idaho Code, the applicant shall pay the initial pro-
27 gram fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and the annual program fee of fifteen
28 dollars ($15.00) as specified in section 49-402, Idaho Code, and the plate fee
29 specified in section 49-450, Idaho Code. Ten dollars ($10.00) of the The ini-
30 tial program fee and ten dollars ($10.00) of the annual program fee shall be
31 deposited in the state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of
32 administration of this special license plate program. Fifteen dollars ($15.00)
33 of the initial program fee and five dollars ($5.00) of the annual program fee
34 shall be deposited to the veterans cemetery maintenance fund created in sec-
35 tion 65-107, Idaho Code, and shall be used to operate and maintain a for the
36 operation and maintenance of the state veterans cemetery.
37 (4) Whenever title or interest in a vehicle registered under the provi-
38 sions of this section is transferred or assigned, the owner may transfer the
39 special plates to another vehicle upon payment of the required transfer fees.
40 The owner may only display the plates on another vehicle upon receipt of the
41 new registration from the department.
42 (5) The veterans license plate design shall include the colors red, white
43 and blue, shall designate one (1) of the five (5) branches of military ser-
44 vice, and display either:
45 (a) The word "VETERAN"; or
46 (b) The name of a conflict or war period recognized by the United States
47 department of veterans affairs for the purpose of awarding federal vet-
48 erans benefits as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(11).
49 The license plate design shall comply with all applicable rules of the depart-
50 ment, and shall include a separate and distinct numbering system. The design,
51 color, and numbering system shall be subject to approval of the department.
52 (6) Veterans license plates may be retained and displayed on vehicles
53 owned by the surviving spouse of a qualified veteran. In addition, the surviv-
1 ing spouse of a deceased qualified veteran is eligible to reapply for and
2 shall be issued veterans license plates if the deceased qualified veteran died
3 on or after January 1 of the five (5) years preceding the date of reapplica-
4 tion for the plates. Such plates shall be used on a vehicle owned by the sur-
5 viving spouse.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this proposal is to provide that the initial and annual
program fees for the armed forces reserve license plate program shall
be deposited to the Veterans Cemetery Maintenance Fund; and to provide
that the initial and annual program fees for the veterans license
plate program shall be deposited to the Veterans Cemetery Maintenance
Based on calendar year 1999 sales volume, an additional $21,350 per
year would be redirected.
Name: Rep. McKague
Phone: 332 1000
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 26