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SENATE BILL NO. 1075 – License plate, capitol commission


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S1075.....................................................by TRANSPORTATION
LICENSE PLATES - CAPITOL COMMISSION - Amends and adds to existing law to
establish an Idaho State Capitol Commission license plate program effective
January 1, 2002, through December 31, 2006.
02/07    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/08    Rpt prt - to Transp
02/14    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/15    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/20    3rd rdg - PASSED - 32-0-3
      AYES -- Boatright, Branch(Bartlett), Brandt, Bunderson, Burtenshaw,
      Cameron, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes, Goedde,
      Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia, Lee, Lodge,
      Richardson, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sims, Sorensen, Stegner,
      Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Whitworth, Williams,
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Andreason, Danielson, Noh
    Floor Sponsor -- Frasure
    Title apvd - to House
02/21    House intro - 1st rdg - to Transp
03/28    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
    Rls susp - PASSED - 56-12-2
      AYES -- Barraclough, Barrett, Bedke, Black, Boe, Bolz, Bradford,
      Campbell, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellis,
      Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Hadley, Hammond,
      Harwood, Henbest(Farley), Higgins, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg,
      Kunz, Lake, Langford, Loertscher, Mader, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery,
      Mortensen, Moss, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Raybould, Ridinger,
      Roberts, Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Sellman, Shepherd, Smylie, Stone,
      Trail, Wood, Young(Young), Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- Bell, Bruneel, Callister, Chase, Gould, Hansen, Kendell,
      Marley, Moyle, Stevenson, Tilman, Wheeler
      Absent and excused -- Bieter, Smith
    Floor Sponsor -- Ridinger
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/29    To enrol
    Rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/30    Sp signed - to Governor
04/02    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 281
         Effective: 01/01/02

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-sixth Legislature                  First Regular Session - 2001
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1075
                                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 school buses operated either by a nonprofit, nonpublic school
 38    or  operated  pursuant to a service contract with a school district for trans-
 39    porting children to or from school  or  in  connection  with  school  approved
 40    activities, the annual fee shall be twenty-four dollars ($24.00).
 41        (3)  For all motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles operated upon the public
 42    highways  the  annual  fee  shall be nine dollars ($9.00). For operation of an
 43    all-terrain vehicle or motorcycle off the public highways, the  fee  specified
  1    in  section  67-7122,  Idaho Code, shall be paid. Registration exemptions pro-
  2    vided in section 49-426(2) and (3), Idaho Code, apply to all-terrain  vehicles
  3    and  motorcycles used for the purposes described in subsections (2) and (3) of
  4    section 49-426, Idaho Code.
  5        (4)  For all motor homes the fee shall be as specified in  subsection  (1)
  6    of  this  section and shall be in addition to the fees provided for in section
  7    49-445, Idaho Code.
  8        (5)  Registration fees shall not be subject to refund.
  9        (6)  A financial institution  or  repossession  service  contracted  to  a
 10    financial  institution  repossessing  vehicles  under  the terms of a security
 11    agreement shall move the vehicle from the place of repossession to the  finan-
 12    cial institution's place of business on a repossession plate. The repossession
 13    plate  shall  also be used for demonstrating the vehicle to a prospective pur-
 14    chaser for a period not to exceed ninety-six (96) hours. The registration fees
 15    for repossession plates shall be as required in subsection (1) of this section
 16    for a vehicle one (1) and two (2) years old. All  other  fees  required  under
 17    chapter 4, title 49, Idaho Code, shall be in addition to the registration fee.
 18    The repossession plate shall be issued on an annual basis by the department.
 19        (7)  In  addition  to  the  annual registration fee in this section, there
 20    shall be an initial program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and an  annual
 21    program fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for all special license plate programs
 22    for  those license plates issued pursuant to sections 49-404A, 49-407, 49-408,
 23    49-409, 49-414, 49-416 and 49-418, Idaho Code. For special plates issued  pur-
 24    suant  to  sections  49-406 and 49-406A, Idaho Code, there shall be an initial
 25    program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00)  but  there  shall  be  no  annual
 26    renewal  fee.  For special plates issued pursuant to sections 49-417, 49-417A,
 27    49-417B, 49-417C, 49-418A, 49-418B, 49-418C, 49-419, 49-419A, 49-420,  49-420A
 28    and  49-420B, Idaho Code, there shall be an initial program fee of thirty-five
 29    dollars ($35.00) and an annual program fee of  twenty-five  dollars  ($25.00).
 30    The  fees  contained in this subsection shall be applicable to all new special
 31    plate programs. The initial program fee and the annual program  fee  shall  be
 32    deposited  in  the state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of
 33    administration of special license plate programs, unless  otherwise  specified
 34    by law.
 35        SECTION  2.  That  Chapter  4,  Title  49, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
 36    hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and  des-
 37    ignated as Section 49-420A, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
 38        49-420A.  IDAHO STATE CAPITOL COMMISSION PLATES. (1)  On and after January
 39    1, 2002, and through December 31, 2006, any person who is the owner of a vehi-
 40    cle  registered  under the provisions of section 49-402, Idaho Code, or regis-
 41    tered under any other section of law for which the purchase of special  plates
 42    is allowed, may apply for and, upon department approval, receive special Idaho
 43    state  capitol  commission  plates  in  lieu of regular license plates. On and
 44    after January 1, 2007, the department shall not issue new plates  pursuant  to
 45    this  section  nor shall it renew any plates previously issued under this sec-
 46    tion, the provisions of section 49-443, Idaho Code, relating  to  time  period
 47    for validity of plates, notwithstanding.
 48        (2)  The  provisions of this section shall not apply to any vehicle with a
 49    registered maximum gross weight  over  twenty-six  thousand  (26,000)  pounds.
 50    Availability of Idaho state capitol commission plates for other vehicles shall
 51    be subject to the rules, policies and procedures of the department.
 52        (3)  In  addition  to  the regular registration fee required in chapter 4,
 53    title 49, Idaho Code, the applicant shall be charged a fee of thirty-five dol-
  1    lars ($35.00) for the initial issuance  of  plates,  and  twenty-five  dollars
  2    ($25.00) upon each succeeding annual registration. Ten dollars ($10.00) of the
  3    initial  fee and ten dollars ($10.00) of the renewal fee shall be deposited in
  4    the state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of administration
  5    of this special license plate program. Twenty-five dollars  ($25.00)  of  each
  6    initial  fee  and fifteen dollars ($15.00) of each renewal fee shall be depos-
  7    ited by the state treasurer in the Idaho capitol endowment income fund  estab-
  8    lished  in  section 67-1611, Idaho Code, and shall be used exclusively for the
  9    purposes of chapter 16, title 67, Idaho Code.
 10        (4)  Whenever title or interest in a vehicle registered under  the  provi-
 11    sions  of  this section is transferred or assigned, the owner may transfer the
 12    special plates to another vehicle upon payment of the required transfer  fees.
 13    The  owner  may only display the plates on another vehicle upon receipt of the
 14    new registration from the department.
 15        (5)  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 49-402C,  Idaho  Code,  the
 16    Idaho  state  capitol  commission license plate shall be of a color and design
 17    acceptable to the Idaho state capitol commission, except that the word "Idaho"
 18    shall appear on each plate and the county designator shall be omitted to  pro-
 19    vide  for  distinguishing designs and slogans. The design shall be approved by
 20    the department, utilizing a numbering system as determined by the  department.
 21    Initial  costs of the plate program, including costs of plate design, shall be
 22    paid by the Idaho state capitol commission.
 23        (6)  Sample Idaho state capitol commission license plates may be purchased
 24    for a fee of thirty dollars ($30.00), ten dollars ($10.00) of which  shall  be
 25    deposited  in  the  state highway account and twenty dollars ($20.00) of which
 26    shall be deposited in the Idaho capitol endowment income fund.  No  additional
 27    fee shall be charged for personalizing sample plates.
 28        SECTION  3.  This act shall be in full force and effect on and after Janu-
 29    ary 1, 2002.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                            RS 10951
The Idaho State Capitol Building was constructed from 1905-1920.
There never has been a comprehensive restoration of the Capitol.
The Idaho State Capitol Commission is attempting to complete the
restoration of Idaho s Capitol Building in time for its
centennial celebration on July 3, 2005. In addition to other
private fund-raising efforts being pursued by the commission,
this legislation would allow the creation of a special Capitol
restoration license plate to help pay for Capitol renovations. A
Capitol license plate would allow Idaho citizens to contribute
funding to the restoration of their Capitol, and would help
spread awareness throughout the state of the Capitol restoration

                           FISCAL NOTE
This bill has no fiscal impact on the general fund. Based on
previous experience with the Timber and Wildlife special plate
programs, it is estimated that a specially designed Capitol
license plate would raise between $100,000 and $150,000 per year
for Capitol restoration efforts. This figure does not include the
$10 from each fee to cover lTD s cost of administration.


          CONTACT: Roy L. Eiguren, Chair
          Idaho State Capitol Commission

          Sen. Evan Frasure, Chair
          Senate Transportation Committee

          Rep. JoAn Wood, Chair
          House Transportation and Defense Committee