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SENATE BILL NO. 1395 – MV license plate, Idaho Freemason


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S1395................................................by JUDICIARY AND RULES
establish an Idaho Freemason special license plate program.
02/24    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/25    Rpt prt - to Transp
03/03    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/04    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/08    3rd rdg - FAILED - 11-24-0
      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

Bill Text

  ]]]]              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
  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,
 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-
 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 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 / Fiscal Impact

                      STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                            RS 14138

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.

                          FISCAL IMPACT

This bill has no fiscal impact on the general fund.


Name: Senator Bert Marley 
Phone: 332-1407
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