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SENATE BILL NO. 1224 – License plate/motorcycle/veteran


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S1224.............................................................by BAILEY
LICENSE PLATES - Amends and adds to existing law to establish a special
military veteran motorcycle license plate program.
01/23    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/26    Rpt prt - to Transp
02/20    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/23    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/26    3rd rdg - PASSED - 32-1-2
      AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw,
      Cameron, Compton, Darrington, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Ingram,
      Kennedy, Keough, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McKenzie,
      McWilliams, Noble, Noh, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen,
      Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk
      NAYS -- Calabretta
      Absent and excused -- Davis, Williams
    Floor Sponsor - Bailey
    Title apvd - to House
02/27    House intro - 1st rdg - to Transp
03/05    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/08    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/10    3rd rdg - PASSED - 50-18-2
      AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Bauer, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz,
      Collins, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth,
      Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Henbest, Jaquet,
      Jones, Lake, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin, McKague,
      Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Naccarato, Nielsen, Pasley-Stuart, Raybould,
      Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Robison, Rydalch, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd,
      Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smylie, Snodgrass, Trail
      NAYS -- Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bradford, Cannon, Clark, Crow,
      Harwood, Kellogg, Kulczyk, Moyle, Roberts, Sali, Smith(24),
      Stevenson, Wood, Mr. Speaker
      Absent and excused -- Campbell, Wills
    Floor Sponsors - Douglas & Eskridge
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/11    To enrol
03/12    Rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/15    Sp signed
03/16    To Governor
03/18    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 78
         Effective: 01/01/05

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 Second Regular Session - 2004
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1224
                                         BY BAILEY
  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 and 49-418D, Idaho Code. For special plates
 24    issued  pursuant to sections 49-406 and 49-406A, Idaho Code, there shall be an
 25    initial program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00)  but  there  shall  be  no
 26    annual  renewal  fee.  For  special plates issued pursuant to sections 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 49-418D, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
 39        49-418D.  MILITARY VETERAN MOTORCYCLE LICENSE PLATE. (1) On and after Jan-
 40    uary 1, 2005, any person who is the owner of a motorcycle registered under the
 41    provisions of section 49-402, Idaho Code, may apply for  and  upon  department
 42    approval receive a military veteran motorcycle license plate in lieu of a reg-
 43    ular motorcycle license plate.
 44        (2)  Proof  of being a current or former member of the United States armed
 45    forces must be furnished to the department before a  military  veteran  motor-
 46    cycle  plate will be issued. Acceptable proof shall be a copy of form DD214 or
 47    an equivalent document or statement from the department of veterans affairs.
 48        (3)  In addition to  the  annual  registration  fee  required  in  section
 49    49-402(3),  Idaho  Code,  the  applicant shall be charged a fee of twenty-five
 50    dollars ($25.00) for the initial issuance of  a  plate,  and  fifteen  dollars
 51    ($15.00) upon each succeeding annual registration. Ten dollars ($10.00) of the
 52    initial  program  fee and ten dollars ($10.00) of the annual program fee shall
 53    be deposited in the state highway account and shall be used to fund  the  cost
  1    of  administration   of this special motorcycle license plate program. Fifteen
  2    dollars ($15.00) of the initial program fee and five dollars  ($5.00)  of  the
  3    annual  program  fee  shall  be deposited to the veterans cemetery maintenance
  4    fund created in section 65-107, Idaho Code, to operate and  maintain  a  state
  5    veterans cemetery.
  6        (4)  Whenever  title or interest in a motorcycle registered under the pro-
  7    visions of this section is transferred or assigned, the owner may transfer the
  8    special plate to another motorcycle upon  payment  of  the  required  transfer
  9    fees.  The owner may only display the plate on another motorcycle upon receipt
 10    of the new registration from the department.
 11        (5)  The military veteran motorcycle license plate shall be of a color and
 12    design:
 13        (a)  In accordance with the provisions of  section  49-402C,  Idaho  Code,
 14        except  that  there shall be no decals to indicate the veteran's branch of
 15        service or the period of duty served; and
 16        (b)  The plate shall display the words  "Scenic  Idaho"  at  the  top  and
 17        "Veteran" at the bottom of the plate; and
 18        (c)  The  license  plate  design shall comply with all applicable rules of
 19        the department, and shall include a separate and distinct  numbering  sys-
 20        tem; and
 21        (d)  The  design, color, and numbering system shall be subject to approval
 22        of the department.
 23        SECTION 3.  This act shall be in full force and effect on and after  Janu-
 24    ary 1, 2005.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                        STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                               RS 13661
Amends and adds to existing law to establish an Idaho veteran
motorcycle license plate program to allow veterans with
motorcycles to express their esprit de corps and assist in the
funding of maintenance and operation for the Veteran Cemetery.
                           FISCAL IMPACT
This bill has no fiscal impact on the general fund.
Name:  Senator Kent Bailey Phone: 332-1000
Name:  Representative Bonnie Douglas Phone: 332-1000
Name:  Representative George Eskridge Phone: 332-1000
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                    S 1224