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SENATE BILL NO. 1011 – Motorcycle safety license plate


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S1011........................................................by TRANSPORTATION
MOTORCYCLE SAFETY LICENSE PLATE - Amends and adds to existing law to establish
an Idaho Motorcycle Safety Program Special License Plate.
01/17    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/20    Rpt prt - to Transp
02/07    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/10    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/12    3rd rdg - PASSED - 32-3-0
      AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw,
      Cameron, Compton, Darrington, Davis, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Ingram,
      Kennedy, Keough, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McKenzie, McWilliams,
      Noble, Noh, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stennett, Sweet,
      Werk, Williams
      NAYS -- Calabretta, Gannon, Stegner
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Ingram
    Title apvd - to House
02/13    House intro - 1st rdg - to Transp
02/21    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/24    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/27    3rd rdg - PASSED - 46-22-2
      AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Bauer, Bieter, Black, Boe, Campbell,
      Cannon, Collins, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson,
      Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Henbest, Jaquet, Jones,
      Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell,
      Naccarato, Nielsen, Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Robison, Rydalch, Sayler,
      Schaefer, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smylie, Snodgrass,
      Wills, Wood
      NAYS -- Barrett, Bedke, Bell, Block, Bolz, Bradford, Clark, Crow,
      Ellsworth, Gagner, Harwood, Kulczyk, Lake, McGeachin, Moyle, Raybould,
      Roberts, Sali, Smith(24), Stevenson, Tilman, Mr. Speaker
      Absent and excused -- Kellogg, Trail
    Floor Sponsor - Ridinger
    Title apvd - to Senate
02/28    To enrol
03/03    Rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/04    Sp signed
03/06    To Governor
03/11    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 43
         Effective: 01/01/04

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 First Regular Session - 2003
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1011
                                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, 49-419B, 49-420,
 28    49-420A, 49-420B, and 49-420C, 49-420D and 49-420E, Idaho Code, there shall be
 29    an  initial  program fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) and an annual program
 30    fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00). The fees  contained  in  this  subsection
 31    shall be applicable to all new special plate programs. The initial program fee
 32    and the annual program fee shall be deposited in the state highway account and
 33    shall be used to fund the cost of administration of special license plate pro-
 34    grams, unless otherwise 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 49-419B, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
 38        49-419B.  IDAHO MOTORCYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM PLATES. (1) On and after January
 39    1,  2004, any person who is the owner of a vehicle registered under the provi-
 40    sions of section 49-402, Idaho Code, or registered under any other section  of
 41    law  for  which  the purchase of special plates is allowed, may apply for and,
 42    upon department approval, receive  special  Idaho  motorcycle  safety  program
 43    license  plates in lieu of regular license plates. The provisions of this sec-
 44    tion shall not apply to any vehicle with a  registered  maximum  gross  weight
 45    over  twenty-six  thousand  (26,000)  pounds. Availability of Idaho motorcycle
 46    safety program license plates for other  vehicles  shall  be  subject  to  the
 47    rules, policies and procedures of the department.
 48        (2)  In  addition  to  the regular registration fee required in chapter 4,
 49    title 49, Idaho Code, the applicant shall be charged a fee of thirty-five dol-
 50    lars ($35.00) for the initial issuance  of  plates,  and  twenty-five  dollars
 51    ($25.00) upon each succeeding annual registration. Ten dollars ($10.00) of the
 52    initial  fee and ten dollars ($10.00) of the renewal fee shall be deposited in
 53    the state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of administration
  1    of this special license plate program. Twenty-five dollars  ($25.00)  of  each
  2    initial  fee  and fifteen dollars ($15.00) of each renewal fee shall be trans-
  3    ferred by the state treasurer to the  Idaho  motorcycle  safety  program  fund
  4    established  in section 33-4904, Idaho Code, and shall be used exclusively for
  5    the purposes described in chapter 49, title 33, Idaho Code.
  6        (3)  Whenever title or interest in a vehicle registered under  the  provi-
  7    sions  of  this section is transferred or assigned, the owner may transfer the
  8    special plates to another vehicle upon payment of the required transfer  fees.
  9    The  owner  may only display the plates on another vehicle upon receipt of the
 10    new registration from the department.
 11        (4)  The Idaho motorcycle safety program license plate shall be of a color
 12    and design in accordance with the provisions of section 49-402C,  Idaho  Code.
 13    That  portion of the design which features the Idaho motorcycle safety program
 14    shall be acceptable to the motorcycle safety program advisory  committee.  The
 15    design  shall  be  approved by the department, utilizing a numbering system as
 16    determined by the department. Initial costs of the  plate  program,  including
 17    costs of plate design, shall be paid by the Idaho motorcycle safety program.
 18        (5)  Sample  Idaho  motorcycle  safety  program license plates may be pur-
 19    chased for a fee of thirty dollars ($30.00), ten  dollars  ($10.00)  of  which
 20    shall be deposited in the state highway account and twenty dollars ($20.00) of
 21    which  shall  be  transferred  to the Idaho motorcycle safety program fund. No
 22    additional fee shall be charged for personalizing sample plates.
 23        SECTION 3.  This act shall be in full force and effect on and after  Janu-
 24    ary 1, 2004.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                      RS 12415

The purpose of this legislation is to create a special motor 
vehicle license plate to generate funds for the Idaho Motorcycle 
Safety Training Program administered by the Department of 

                    FISCAL IMPACT


Name:  Senator Cecil Ingram, 332-1315
       Ronald Shepard, Motorcycle Safety Education, 332-6857

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                      S1011