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S1311.....................................................by TRANSPORTATION LICENSE PLATE - SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY AWARENESS - Adds to and amends existing law to establish the Idaho School Transportation Safety Awareness license plate program; and to create the Pupil Transportation Support Program Fund with funds continuously appropriated to the State Department of Education to be used for educational programs promoting school transportation safety and awareness. 02/13 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/16 Rpt prt - to Transp 02/25 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/26 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/01 3rd rdg - PASSED - 24-8-3 AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Compton(Duncan), Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Goedde, Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Malepeai, McKenzie, McWilliams, Noh, Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Werk NAYS -- Calabretta, Geddes, Little, Lodge, Noble(Anderson), Pearce, Sweet, Williams Absent and excused -- Cameron, Hill, Marley Floor Sponsor - Ingram Title apvd - to House 03/02 House intro - 1st rdg - to Transp 03/11 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/12 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/15 3rd rdg - PASSED - 39-18-13 AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Bauer, Black, Block, Boe, Cannon, Collins, Cuddy, Denney, Douglas, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Henbest, Jones, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Naccarato, Nielsen, Pasley-Stuart, Ring, Ringo, Robison, Sayler, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smylie, Trail, Wills NAYS -- Barrett, Bayer, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Clark, Eberle, Harwood, Kellogg, Lake, McGeachin, McKague, Roberts, Rydalch, Sali, Smith(24), Snodgrass, Wood Absent and excused -- Bedke, Bell, Crow, Deal, Gagner, Jaquet, Kulczyk, Moyle, Raybould, Ridinger, Schaefer, Stevenson, Mr. Speaker Floor Sponsor - Bauer Title apvd - to Senate 03/16 To enrol 03/17 Rpt enrol - Pres signed 03/18 Sp signed 03/19 To Governor 03/24 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 301 Effective: 01/01/05
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1311 BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO SPECIAL MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES; AMENDING CHAPTER 15, TITLE 3 33, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 33-1513, IDAHO CODE, TO 4 CREATE THE PUPIL TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT PROGRAM FUND, TO PROVIDE MONEYS 5 FOR THE FUND AND TO PROVIDE FOR USE OF THE MONEYS; AMENDING SECTION 6 49-402, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE A CODE REFERENCE TO PROGRAM FEES AND TO 7 MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION; AMENDING SECTION 49-402C, IDAHO CODE, TO PRO- 8 VIDE AN EXCEPTION TO VEHICLE WEIGHT LIMITATIONS FOR SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE 9 PROGRAMS AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION; AMENDING CHAPTER 4, TITLE 49, 10 IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 49-419D, IDAHO CODE, TO 11 ESTABLISH THE IDAHO SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY AWARENESS LICENSE PLATE 12 PROGRAM; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 14 SECTION 1. That Chapter 15, Title 33, Idaho Code, be, and the same is 15 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des- 16 ignated as Section 33-1513, Idaho Code, and to read as follows: 17 33-1513. PUPIL TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT PROGRAM FUND. (1) In order to pro- 18 mote school transportation safety and awareness in Idaho and to help defray 19 costs associated with Idaho's oversight of the statewide pupil transportation 20 support program, there is hereby created in the state treasury the "Pupil 21 Transportation Support Program Fund" to which shall be credited: 22 (a) Moneys as provided by special license plate program fees pursuant to 23 section 49-419D, Idaho Code; and 24 (b) All other moneys as may be provided by law; and 25 (c) Interest earned on the investment of idle moneys in the fund, which 26 shall be paid to the pupil transportation support program fund. 27 (2) Moneys in the fund shall be continuously appropriated to the depart- 28 ment of education, and any moneys remaining in the fund at the end of each 29 fiscal year shall not be appropriated to any other fund. 30 (3) Moneys in the fund shall only be used for educational programs pro- 31 moting school transportation safety and awareness; provided however, the 32 department of education is authorized to retain a portion of the moneys not to 33 exceed ten percent (10%) of annual revenues, to help defray costs associated 34 with the implementation, administration and oversight of the statewide pupil 35 transportation support program. 36 SECTION 2. That Section 49-402, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 37 amended to read as follows: 38 49-402. ANNUAL REGISTRATION. (1) The annual fee for operating each pickup 39 truck and each other motor vehicle having a maximum gross weight not in excess 40 of eight thousand (8,000) pounds shall be: 41 Vehicles one (1) and two (2) years old ............................ $48.00 2 1 Vehicles three (3) and four (4) years old ......................... $36.00 2 Vehicles five (5) and six (6) years old ........................... $36.00 3 Vehicles seven (7) and eight (8) years old ........................ $24.00 4 Vehicles over eight (8) years old ................................. $24.00 5 There shall be twelve (12) registration periods, starting in January for 6 holders of validation registration stickers numbered 1, and proceeding consec- 7 utively through December for holders of validation registration stickers num- 8 bered 12, each of which shall start on the first day of a calendar month and 9 end on the last day of the twelfth month from the first day of the beginning 10 month. Registration periods shall expire midnight on the last day of the reg- 11 istration period in the year designated by the validation registration 12 sticker. The numeral digit on the validation registration stickers shall, as 13 does the registration card, fix the registration period under the staggered 14 plate system of Idaho for the purpose of reregistration and notice of expira- 15 tion. 16 A vehicle that has once been registered for any of the above designated 17 periods shall, upon reregistration, be registered for the period bearing the 18 same number, and the registration card shall show and be the exclusive proof 19 of the expiration date of registration and licensing. Vehicles may be ini- 20 tially registered for less than a twelve (12) month period, or for more than a 21 twelve (12) month period, and the fee prorated on a monthly basis if the frac- 22 tional registration tends to fulfill the purpose of the monthly series regis- 23 tration system. 24 (2) For all school buses operated either by a nonprofit, nonpublic school 25 or operated pursuant to a service contract with a school district for trans- 26 porting children to or from school or in connection with school approved 27 activities, the annual fee shall be twenty-four dollars ($24.00). 28 (3) For all motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles operated upon the public 29 highways the annual fee shall be nine dollars ($9.00). For operation of an 30 all-terrain vehicle or motorcycle off the public highways, the fee specified 31 in section 67-7122, Idaho Code, shall be paid. Registration exemptions pro- 32 vided in section 49-426(2) and (3), Idaho Code, apply to all-terrain vehicles 33 and motorcycles used for the purposes described in subsections (2) and (3) of 34 section 49-426, Idaho Code. 35 (4) For all motor homes the fee shall be as specified in subsection (1) 36 of this section and shall be in addition to the fees provided for in section 37 49-445, Idaho Code. 38 (5) Registration fees shall not be subject to refund. 39 (6) A financial institution or repossession service contracted to a 40 financial institution repossessing vehicles under the terms of a security 41 agreement shall move the vehicle from the place of repossession to the finan- 42 cial institution's place of business on a repossession plate. The repossession 43 plate shall also be used for demonstrating the vehicle to a prospective pur- 44 chaser for a period not to exceed ninety-six (96) hours. The registration fees 45 for repossession plates shall be as required in subsection (1) of this section 46 for a vehicle one (1) and two (2) years old. All other fees required under 47 chapter 4, title 49, Idaho Code, shall be in addition to the registration fee. 48 The repossession plate shall be issued on an annual basis by the department. 49 (7) In addition to the annual registration fee in this section, there 50 shall be an initial program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and an annual 51 program fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for all special license plate programs 52 for those license plates issued pursuant to sections 49-404A, 49-407, 49-408, 53 49-409, 49-414, 49-416 and 49-418, Idaho Code. For special plates issued pur- 54 suant to sections 49-406 and 49-406A, Idaho Code, there shall be an initial 55 program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) but there shall be no annual 3 1 renewal fee. For special plates issued pursuant to sections 49-417, 49-417A, 2 49-417B, 49-417C, 49-418A, 49-418B, 49-418C, 49-419, 49-419A, 49-419B, 3 49-419C, 49-419D, 49-420, 49-420A, 49-420B, 49-420C, 49-420D, and49-420E and 4 49-420G, Idaho Code, there shall be an initial program fee of thirty-five dol- 5 lars ($35.00) and an annual program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00). The 6 fees contained in this subsection shall be applicable to all new special plate 7 programs. The initial program fee and the annual program fee shall be depos- 8 ited in the state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of admin- 9 istration of special license plate programs, unless otherwise specified by 10 law. 11 SECTION 3. That Section 49-402C, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 12 amended to read as follows: 13 49-402C. SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE PROGRAMS -- STANDARDIZED PLATE COLOR AND 14 DESIGN. (1) It is the intent of the legislature that special license plates 15 issued by the department be readily recognizable as plates from the state of 16 Idaho without losing the uniqueness for which the special plate was designed 17 and purchased. In addition, the legislature finds that the department can 18 operate in a more efficient, cost-effective manner by conforming special 19 plates to a basic color and design. 20 (2) No special license plates and no special license plate programs in 21 existence on or before June 30, 1998, shall be affected by the provisions of 22 this section. On and after July 1, 1998, any new special license plate program 23 authorized or any redesign of an existing special license plate, shall use the 24 same red, white and blue background as the standard issue of license plates 25 described in section 49-443, Idaho Code, except that: 26 (a) The identification of county shall be omitted; 27 (b) The word "Idaho" shall appear on every plate; 28 (c) The inscription "Scenic Idaho" may be omitted without legislative 29 consideration and approval; and 30 (d) No slogan shall be used that infringes upon, dilutes or compromises, 31 or could be perceived to infringe upon, dilute or compromise, the 32 trademarks of the state of Idaho, including, but not limited to, "Idaho 33 Potatoes ," "Grown in Idaho ," "Famous Idaho Potatoes " or "Famous 34 Potatoes ." 35 The provisions of this section shall not apply to the plate designs issued 36 pursuant to the provisions of section 49-417, Idaho Code. 37 (3) Any redesign required for a special plate to conform with legislative 38 intent and the provisions of this section may be done in a manner similar to 39 that used to produce the original design. 40 (4) The special plates shall conform in all other respects with the pro- 41 visions of section 49-443, Idaho Code, relating to visibility requirements, 42 display of registration number, time period for validity of plates, and reser- 43 vation of plate numbers. 44 (5) Unless otherwise specifically provided, n No special license plates 45 shall be issued to motor vehicles with a registered maximum gross weight in 46 excess of twenty-six thousand (26,000) pounds, or any motor vehicle registered 47 under section 49-434(5), Idaho Code, or section 49-435, Idaho Code. 48 (6) Following an introductory period of three (3) years during which the 49 provisions of this subsection shall not apply, if, during both years of any 50 following two (2) consecutive years, fewer than one thousand (1,000) plates 51 are issued in each of those two (2) consecutive years, the department shall 52 discontinue that special license plate program and no new plates shall be 53 issued nor shall any existing plate be renewed upon its expiration. The provi- 4 1 sions of this subsection shall apply to sections 49-416, 49-417, 49-417A, 2 49-417B, 49-417C, 49-418A, 49-418B, 49-418C, 49-419, 49-419A, 49-420, 49-420B, 3 Idaho Code, and any other special license plate programs created on and after 4 July 1, 2002. 5 SECTION 4. That Chapter 4, Title 49, Idaho Code, be, and the same is 6 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des- 7 ignated as Section 49-419D, Idaho Code, and to read as follows: 8 49-419D. IDAHO SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY AWARENESS PLATES. (1) On and 9 after January 1, 2005, any person who is the owner of a vehicle registered 10 under the provisions of section 49-402, Idaho Code, or registered under any 11 other section of law for which the purchase of special plates is allowed, may 12 apply for and, upon department approval, receive Idaho school transportation 13 safety awareness license plates in lieu of regular license plates. The provi- 14 sions of this section shall not apply to any vehicle with a registered maximum 15 gross weight over twenty-six thousand (26,000) pounds, with the exception of 16 school buses registered in Idaho and operated exclusively intrastate. Avail- 17 ability of Idaho school transportation safety awareness license plates for 18 other vehicles shall be subject to the rules, policies and procedures of the 19 department. 20 (2) In addition to the regular registration fee required in chapter 4, 21 title 49, Idaho Code, the applicant shall be charged a fee of thirty-five dol- 22 lars ($35.00) for the initial issuance of plates, and twenty-five dollars 23 ($25.00) upon each succeeding annual registration. Ten dollars ($10.00) of the 24 initial fee and ten dollars ($10.00) of the renewal fee shall be deposited in 25 the state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of administration 26 of this special license plate program. Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) of each 27 initial fee and fifteen dollars ($15.00) of each renewal fee shall be trans- 28 ferred by the state treasurer to the pupil transportation support program fund 29 created in section 33-1513, Idaho Code, and shall be used for educational pro- 30 grams promoting school transportation safety and awareness, and to help defray 31 costs associated with the implementation, administration and oversight of the 32 statewide pupil transportation support program. 33 (3) Whenever title or interest in a vehicle registered under the provi- 34 sions of this section is transferred or assigned, the owner may transfer the 35 special plates to another vehicle upon payment of the required transfer fees. 36 The owner may only display the plates on another vehicle upon receipt of the 37 new registration from the department. 38 (4) The Idaho school transportation safety awareness plate shall be of a 39 color and design in accordance with the provisions of section 49-402C, Idaho 40 Code. The distinguishing feature of the license plate shall include a repre- 41 sentation of a yellow school bus. The design and any slogan on the plate shall 42 be acceptable to the state department of education. Initial costs of the plate 43 program, including costs of plate design, shall be paid by the state depart- 44 ment of education. 45 (5) Sample Idaho school transportation safety awareness license plates 46 may be purchased for a fee of thirty dollars ($30.00), ten dollars ($10.00) of 47 which shall be deposited in the state highway account and twenty dollars 48 ($20.00) of which shall be transferred to the pupil transportation support 49 program fund created in section 33-1513, Idaho Code. No additional fee shall 50 be charged for personalizing sample plates. 51 SECTION 5. This act shall be in full force and effect on and after Janu- 52 ary 1, 2005.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14009 The purpose of this legislation is to create the Pupil Transportation Support Program Fund and to establish the Idaho School Transportation Safety Awareness License Plate Program. It would promote school bus safety and awareness in Idaho and help defray costs associated with Idaho's oversight of the statewide pupil transportation support program. In addition, it would improve accountability of pupil transportation funds, ensure accurate, equitable and consistent reporting mechanisms by all school districts, and would provide resources necessary for appropriate oversight of Idaho's pupil transportation support program. FISCAL IMPACT There are currently over 3,000 school bus drivers in the State of Idaho, many of which would purchase this specialized license plate , endorsing school bus safety and their profession. There are approximately 3,000 registered school buses in the State of Idaho, which could be required to display this specialized plate thereby promoting school bus safety in the State of Idaho. It is anticipated that many parents of elementary aged public school children would purchase this specialized license plate. Consequently, there would be no negative impact to the state's general fund. However, generated funds could help defray costs associated with Idaho's, oversight of the statewide pupil transportation support program, which currently reimburses school districts 85% of approved (reimbursable) costs. Contact Name: Senator Cecil Ingram Phone: 332-1315 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1311