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HOUSE BILL NO. 480 – MV license plate, historic Lewiston


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H0480..........................................................by NACCARATO
LICENSE PLATES - HISTORIC LEWISTON - Adds to and amends existing law to
establish an Historic Lewiston special motor vehicle license plate program.
01/20    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/21    Rpt prt - to Transp
02/03    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/04    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/05    3rd rdg - PASSED - 44-21-5
      AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Bauer, Black, Block, Boe, Cannon,
      Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Edmunson, Eskridge, Field(18),
      Field(23), Garrett, Harwood, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg, Langford,
      Langhorst, Martinez, McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Naccarato,
      Nielsen, Pasley-Stuart, Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Robison, Rydalch,
      Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smylie,
      Trail, Wills
      NAYS -- Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bradford, Campbell,
      Clark(Jorgenson), Collins, Crow, Eberle, Ellsworth, Kulczyk, Lake,
      McGeachin, Moyle, Raybould, Roberts, Sali, Smith(24), Snodgrass,
      Absent and excused -- Bolz, Gagner, Henbest, Wood, Mr. Speaker
    Floor Sponsor - Naccarato
    Title apvd - to Senate
02/06    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Transp
02/27    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/01    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/10    3rd rdg - PASSED - 20-11-3-1
      AYES -- Bailey, Brandt, Burkett, Compton, Gannon, Goedde, Ingram,
      Kennedy, Keough, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McKenzie, McWilliams,
      Noble, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stennett, Sweet, Werk
      NAYS -- Andreason(Andreason), Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Calabretta,
      Darrington, Geddes, Little, Noh, Pearce, Richardson, Williams
      Absent and excused -- Cameron, Davis, Hill
      Present and excused -- Stegner
    Floor Sponsor - Bailey
    Title apvd - to House
03/11    To enrol
03/12    Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/15    Pres signed
03/16    To Governor
03/19    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 81
         Effective: 01/01/05

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 Second Regular Session - 2004
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 480
                                        BY NACCARATO
  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 49-416A, 49-417,
 27    49-417A,  49-417B,  49-417C,  49-418A,  49-418B,  49-418C,  49-419,   49-419A,
 28    49-419B,  49-419C, 49-420, 49-420A, 49-420B, 49-420C, 49-420D, and 49-420E and
 29    49-420G, Idaho Code, there shall be an initial program fee of thirty-five dol-
 30    lars ($35.00) and an annual program fee of twenty-five dollars  ($25.00).  The
 31    fees contained in this subsection shall be applicable to all new special plate
 32    programs.  The  initial program fee and the annual program fee shall be depos-
 33    ited in the state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of admin-
 34    istration of special license plate programs,  unless  otherwise  specified  by
 35    law.
 36        SECTION  2.  That  Chapter  4,  Title  49, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
 37    hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and  des-
 38    ignated as Section 49-416A, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
 39        49-416A.  HISTORIC  LEWISTON PLATES. (1) On and after January 1, 2005, any
 40    person who is the owner of a vehicle registered under the provisions  of  sec-
 41    tion  49-402,  Idaho  Code,  or  registered under any other section of law for
 42    which the purchase of special plates is  allowed,  may  apply  for  and,  upon
 43    department  approval, receive special historic Lewiston license plates in lieu
 44    of regular license plates. The provisions of this section shall not  apply  to
 45    any  vehicle  with  a registered maximum gross weight over twenty-six thousand
 46    (26,000) pounds. Availability of historic Lewiston license  plates  for  other
 47    vehicles shall be subject to the rules, policies and procedures of the depart-
 48    ment.
 49        (2)  In  addition  to  the regular registration fee required in chapter 4,
 50    title 49, Idaho Code, the applicant shall be charged a fee of thirty-five dol-
 51    lars ($35.00) for the initial issuance  of  plates,  and  twenty-five  dollars
 52    ($25.00) upon each succeeding annual registration. Ten dollars ($10.00) of the
 53    initial  fee and ten dollars ($10.00) of the renewal fee shall be deposited in
  1    the state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of administration
  2    of this special license plate program. Twenty-five dollars  ($25.00)  of  each
  3    initial  fee  and fifteen dollars ($15.00) of each renewal fee shall be trans-
  4    ferred by the state treasurer for deposit to the Lewiston  historic  preserva-
  5    tion  commission,  and shall be used by the commission to demonstrate  commit-
  6    ment, through substantial educational, economic and outreach programs, to  the
  7    preservation  and  interpretation  of  Idaho  history  and  Lewiston's role as
  8    Idaho's first territorial capital.
  9        (3)  Whenever title or interest in a vehicle registered under  the  provi-
 10    sions  of  this section is transferred or assigned, the owner may transfer the
 11    special plates to another vehicle upon payment of the required transfer  fees.
 12    The  owner  may only display the plates on another vehicle upon receipt of the
 13    new registration from the department.
 14        (4)  The historic Lewiston license plate shall be of a color and design in
 15    accordance with the provisions of section 49-402C, Idaho Code. The design  and
 16    any slogan on the plate shall be acceptable to the Lewiston historic preserva-
 17    tion  commission  and shall be approved by the Idaho transportation department
 18    utilizing a numbering system as determined by the department. Initial costs of
 19    the plate program, including costs of plate design, shall be paid by the  Lew-
 20    iston historic preservation commission.
 21        (5)  Sample historic Lewiston license plates may be purchased for a fee of
 22    thirty  dollars  ($30.00), ten dollars ($10.00) of which shall be deposited in
 23    the state highway account and twenty dollars ($20.00) of which shall be trans-
 24    ferred to the Lewiston historic preservation commission and shall be  used  to
 25    demonstrate commitment, through substantial educational, economic and outreach
 26    programs,  to  the  preservation  and  interpretation  of  Idaho  history  and
 27    Lewiston's role as Idaho's first territorial capital.
 28        SECTION  3.  This act shall be in full force and effect on and after Janu-
 29    ary 1, 2005.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                             RS 13610
     In recognition to Lewiston for the role in Idaho's history,
this amendment to the Idaho Code establishes a special license
plate program to preserve Lewiston and the State of Idaho's
history.  The Historical Lewiston License Plate is associated
with a demonstrated commitment to the preservation and
interpretation of the first territorial Capitol and Idaho state
history.  The historical and cultural legacy of Idaho state
history is an inalienable right of every citizen in our great
state.  It is the specific intention that the revenues generated
from the sale of the Historic Lewiston License Plate will be used
to promote historical preservation under the guidance of the
Lewiston Historical Preservation Commission.
     The Historic Lewiston License Plate will be a source of
historic preservation and revenue for the city.  The city of
Lewiston will apply revenues to educational, economical, and
outreach components with substantial context such as; provide for
speakers, presenters, and education programs teaching Idaho
History in grades K-12; provide for identification and
interpretation of historic buildings and other locations; provide
for matching funds for historic preservation, i.e., loans and
     The preceding examples are innovative, creative, and
responsible approaches to showcasing Lewiston and the State of
Idaho's historical, cultural, and natural resources.
                          FISCAL IMPACT

     This bill has no fiscal impact on the general fund.

Name: Representative Naccarato 
Phone: 332-1000
John Mock