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S1395................................................by JUDICIARY AND RULES
MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATE - IDAHO FREEMASON - Adds to existing law to
establish an Idaho Freemason special license plate program.
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AYES -- Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Gannon, Ingram,
Keough, Malepeai, Marley, McWilliams, Stennett
NAYS -- Andreason, Burkett, Calabretta, Cameron, Compton, Darrington,
Davis, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Kennedy, Little, Lodge, McKenzie, Noble,
Noh, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Sweet, Werk,
Absent and excused -- None
Floor Sponsors - Marley & Brandt
Filed in Office of the Secretary of Senate
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1395
BY JUDICIARY AND RULES COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO SPECIAL MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES; AMENDING SECTION 49-402,
3 IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE A CODE REFERENCE AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORREC-
4 TION; AMENDING CHAPTER 4, TITLE 49, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW
5 SECTION 49-420F, IDAHO CODE, TO ESTABLISH AN IDAHO FREEMASON SPECIAL
6 LICENSE PLATE PROGRAM; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
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-
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,
28 49-419C, 49-420, 49-420A, 49-420B, 49-420C, 49-420D, and 49-420E, and 49-420F,
29 and 49-420G, Idaho Code, there shall be an initial program fee of thirty-five
30 dollars ($35.00) and an annual program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
31 The fees contained in this subsection shall be applicable to all new special
32 plate programs. The initial program fee and the annual program fee shall be
33 deposited in the state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of
34 administration of special license plate programs, unless otherwise specified
35 by 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 49-420F, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
39 49-420F. IDAHO FREEMASON 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 Idaho freemason license plates in lieu of
44 regular license plates. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any
45 vehicle with a registered maximum gross weight over twenty-six thousand
46 (26,000) pounds. Availability of Idaho freemason license plates for other
47 vehicles shall be subject to the rules, policies and procedures of the depart-
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 to the grand lodge of Idaho, and shall be used
5 by the grand lodge of Idaho exclusively for the purpose of supporting chari-
6 table activities with which the freemasons are involved and for any other pur-
7 pose deemed worthy of funding by the grand lodge of Idaho.
8 (3) Whenever title or interest in a vehicle registered under the provi-
9 sions of this section is transferred or assigned, the owner may transfer the
10 special plates to another vehicle upon payment of the required transfer fees.
11 The owner may only display the plates on another vehicle upon receipt of the
12 new registration from the department.
13 (4) The Idaho freemason license plate shall be of a color and design in
14 accordance with the provisions of section 49-402C, Idaho Code. The design and
15 any slogan on the plate shall be acceptable to the grand lodge of Idaho and
16 shall be approved by the Idaho transportation department utilizing a numbering
17 system as determined by the department. Initial costs of the plate program,
18 including costs of plate design, shall be paid by the grand lodge of Idaho.
19 (5) Sample Idaho freemason license plates may be purchased for a fee of
20 thirty dollars ($30.00), ten dollars ($10.00) of which shall be deposited in
21 the state highway account and twenty dollars ($20.00) of which shall be trans-
22 ferred to the grand lodge of Idaho and shall be used exclusively for the pur-
23 pose of supporting charitable activities with which the freemasons are
24 involved and for any other purpose deemed worthy of funding by the grand lodge
25 of Idaho.
26 SECTION 3. This act shall be in full force and effect on and after Janu-
27 ary 1, 2005.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
RS 14138 amends and adds to existing law to establish an Idaho Freemason
license plate program to express their brotherhood and fraternal order
and shall be used exclusively for supporting charitable activities.
This bill has no fiscal impact on the general fund.
Name: Senator Bert Marley
Grand Secretary Vernon E. Patrick 343-4562
M.W.G.M. Richard E. Broemeling 587-9668
John C. Kline 233-8470
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1395