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LICENSE PLATES - Amends existing law to expand the special public college
and university motor vehicle license plate program to include private
colleges and universities.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1043
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO SPECIAL PUBLIC COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE
3 PLATES; AMENDING SECTION 49-418A, IDAHO CODE, TO EXPAND THE SPECIAL MOTOR
4 VEHICLE LICENSE PLATE PROGRAM TO INCLUDE PRIVATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSI-
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Section 49-418A, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
8 amended to read as follows:
9 49-418A. IDAHO PUBLIC COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PLATES. (1) Any person who
10 is the owner of a vehicle registered under the provisions of section 49-402 or
11 49-434(1), Idaho Code, may apply for special plates featuring one (1) of
12 Idaho's public colleges or universities. The provisions of this section shall
13 not apply to any vehicle with a registered maximum gross weight over twenty-
14 six thousand (26,000) pounds. Availability of Idaho public college and univer-
15 sity special license plates for other vehicles may be authorized by rule of
16 the board.
17 (2) In addition to the regular operating fee, the applicant shall be
18 charged a fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) for the initial issuance of the
19 plates, and twenty-five dollars ($25.00) upon each succeeding annual registra-
20 tion. Ten dollars ($10.00) of the initial fee and ten dollars ($10.00) of the
21 renewal fee shall be deposited in the state highway account to be used by the
22 department to fund highway, road and bridge construction projects and to fund
23 the cost of administration of this special license plate program. The depart-
24 ment shall transfer twenty-five dollars ($25.00) of the initial fee and fif-
25 teen dollars ($15.00) of the renewal fee for deposit to the institution desig-
26 nated on the license plate.
27 (3) Whenever title or interest in a vehicle registered under the provi-
28 sions of this section is transferred or assigned, the owner may transfer the
29 special plates to another vehicle upon payment of the required transfer fees.
30 The owner may only display the plates after receipt of new registration from
31 the department.
32 (4) All special college and university plates shall be of a color and
33 design comparable to the standard issue of license plates with blue numerals
34 on a red, white and blue background and shall indicate the participating
36 (a) The standard red, white and blue graphic shall be used, except that
37 the word "Idaho" and "Famous Potatoes" shall appear on every plate, the
38 identification of county shall be omitted, and the inscription "Scenic
39 Idaho" may be omitted.
40 (b) Each public college or university that chooses to participate in this
41 program shall provide that portion of the design which features the par-
42 ticular institution and such design shall be acceptable to the president
43 of the institution. and For public colleges and universities, approval of
1 the state board of education and board of regents of the university of
2 Idaho shall also be required.
3 Each version of the special public college and university plate featuring
4 the participating public college or university shall be approved by the
5 department, utilizing a numbering system as determined by the department. Ini-
6 tial costs of the plate program, including the cost of plate design, shall be
7 paid by the participating public college or university.
8 (5) The state board of education and board of regents of the university
9 of Idaho shall adopt rules to account for receipt and distribution of revenues
10 accruing to participating public colleges and universities from the special
11 license plate program. Revenues from the special plate program shall be used
13 (a) Fund scholarships for Idaho residents attending that college or uni-
15 (b) Match funds contributed in equal amounts from nonstate sources for
16 academic programs, provided that such expenditures for public institutions
17 shall be subject to prior approval by the state board of education and
18 board of regents of the university of Idaho.
19 (6) Sample public college and university license plates may be purchased
20 from the department for a fee of thirty dollars ($30.00), ten dollars ($10.00)
21 of which shall be retained by the department for deposit to the state highway
22 account and twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be transferred by the department to
23 the college or university designated on the license plate. No additional fee
24 shall be charged for personalizing sample plates.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Relating to special public college and university motor vehicle
license plates; amending Section 49-418A, Idaho Code, to expand the
special motor vehicle license plate program to include private
colleges and universities.
Name: Senator John McGee
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1043