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HOUSE BILL NO. 477 – MV, license plate, Appaloosa


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H0477..............................................................by TRAIL
MOTOR VEHICLES - LICENSE PLATES - Amends and adds to existing law to adopt
provisions for an Appaloosa license plate; and to govern administration of
the Appaloosa plate program.
01/23    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/24    Rpt prt - to Transp
02/15    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/18    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/22    3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-28-8
      AYES -- Barraclough, Bieter, Block, Boe, Collins, Cuddy, Ellsworth,
      Eskridge, Field(13), Field(20), Harwood, Henbest, Higgins, Hornbeck,
      Jaquet, Jones, Kunz, Mader, Martinez, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery,
      Pomeroy, Ridinger, Roberts, Robison, Sellman, Shepherd, Smith(33),
      Smylie, Stone, Trail, Young, Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- Aikele, Barrett, Bedke, Bell, Black, Bolz, Bradford, Bruneel,
      Callister, Campbell, Clark, Crow, Deal, Denney, Ellis, Gagner,
      Hadley, Lake, Loertscher, Mortensen, Moyle, Pearce, Raybould, Sali,
      Schaefer, Tilman, Wheeler, Wood
      Absent and excused -- Gould, Hammond, Kellogg, Kendell, Langford,
      Pischner, Smith(23), Stevenson
    Floor Sponsor - Trail
    Title apvd - to Senate
02/25    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Transp
03/08    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/11    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/14    3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0
      AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch(Bartlett), Brandt, Bunderson,
      Burtenshaw, Cameron, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure,
      Geddes, Goedde, Hawkins, Hill, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia,
      Little, Lodge, Marley, Noh, Richardson, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder,
      Sims, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Boatright
    Title apvd - to House
03/15    To enrol - rpt enrol - Sp signed
    Pres signed
03/15    To Governor
03/25    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 254
         Effective: 01/01/03

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-sixth Legislature                  Second Regular Session - 2002
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 477
                                          BY TRAIL
  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, and 49-420C, Idaho Code, there shall be an initial program fee of
 29    thirty-five dollars ($35.00) and an annual program fee of twenty-five  dollars
 30    ($25.00). The fees contained in this subsection shall be applicable to all new
 31    special  plate  programs.  The  initial program fee and the annual program fee
 32    shall be deposited in the state highway account and shall be used to fund  the
 33    cost  of  administration  of  special license plate programs, unless otherwise
 34    specified 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 49-420C, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
 38        49-420C.  APPALOOSA LICENSE PLATES. (1)  On and after January 1, 2003, any
 39    person who is the owner of a vehicle registered under the provisions  of  sec-
 40    tion  49-402,  Idaho  Code, or registered under any other provision of law for
 41    which the purchase of a special license plate is allowed, may apply  for  and,
 42    upon  department approval, receive special Appaloosa license plates in lieu of
 43    regular license plates. The provisions of this section shall not apply to  any
 44    vehicle  with a registered maximum gross weight over sixteen thousand (16,000)
 45    pounds. Availability of Appaloosa license plates for other vehicles  shall  be
 46    subject to the rules, policies and procedures of the department.
 47        (2)  In  addition  to  the regular registration fee required in chapter 4,
 48    title 49, Idaho Code, the applicant shall be charged a fee of thirty-five dol-
 49    lars ($35.00) for the initial issuance  of  plates,  and  twenty-five  dollars
 50    ($25.00) upon each succeeding annual registration. Ten dollars ($10.00) of the
 51    initial  fee and ten dollars ($10.00) of the renewal fee shall be deposited in
 52    the state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of administration
 53    of this special license plate program. Twenty-five dollars  ($25.00)  of  each
  1    initial  fee  and fifteen dollars ($15.00) of each renewal fee shall be trans-
  2    ferred by the state treasurer for deposit to the  Appaloosa  horse  club,  and
  3    shall  be  used  exclusively  for  the purpose of funding youth horse programs
  4    within the state of Idaho.
  5        (3)  Whenever title or interest in a vehicle registered under  the  provi-
  6    sions  of  this section is transferred or assigned, the owner may transfer the
  7    special plates to another vehicle upon payment of the required transfer  fees.
  8    The  owner  may only display the plates on another vehicle upon receipt of the
  9    new registration from the department.
 10        (4)  The Appaloosa license plate shall be of a color and design in  accor-
 11    dance  with the provisions of section 49-402C, Idaho Code. That portion of the
 12    design which features an Appaloosa shall be acceptable to the Appaloosa  horse
 13    club,  and shall be approved by the department utilizing a numbering system as
 14    determined by the department. Initial costs of the  plate  program,  including
 15    costs of plate design, shall be paid by the Appaloosa horse club.
 16        (5)  Sample  Appaloosa license plates may be purchased for a fee of thirty
 17    dollars ($30.00), ten dollars ($10.00) of which  shall  be  deposited  in  the
 18    state  highway  account  and  twenty dollars ($20.00) of which shall be trans-
 19    ferred to the Appaloosa horse club. No additional fee  shall  be  charged  for
 20    personalizing sample plates.
 21        SECTION  3.  This act shall be in full force and effect on and after Janu-
 22    ary 1, 2003.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                      STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                           RS 11619

This amendment to the Idaho Code establishes a special license plate 
program honoring Idaho’s state horse the Appaloosa. On March 25, 
1975 Idaho’s Governor Cecil Andrus signed into law a bill that 
named the Appaloosa as the state horse. This was a deserving honor 
for a horse that was developed in the Palouse region by the Nez 
Perce Indians. There are over 45,000 Appaloosa’s in Idaho. The 
program will provide a special plate option for people who wish 
to proudly note the development of this unique breed of horse and 
the part it has played in Idaho’s history.

The Appaloosa Horse Club will receive $25.00 for the initial 
issuance of each plate and $15.00 for each succeeding annual 
registration. Monies will be used to support youth horse programs 
throughout the state of Idaho.

                           FISCAL IMPACT


Rep. Tom Trail
Tel:	332-1000