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SENATE BILL NO. 1110 – MV license plates/nonpublic college


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S1110.....................................................by TRANSPORTATION
LICENSE PLATES - Amends existing law relating to special public college and
university motor vehicle license plates to expand the special motor vehicle
license plate program to include the three nonpublic colleges and
universities in Idaho, specifically Albertson College of Idaho in Caldwell,
Idaho, Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, and Brigham Young
University-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho.
02/11    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/14    Rpt prt - to Transp
02/23    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/24    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/25    3rd rdg - PASSED - 23-10-2
      AYES -- Brandt, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner, Compton,
      Corder, Darrington, Davis, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Keough, Langhorst,
      Lodge, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Noble, Pearce, Richardson, Sweet,
      NAYS -- Andreason, Gannon, Jorgenson, Kelly, Little, Malepeai,
      Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Werk
      Absent and excused -- Broadsword, Burkett
    Floor Sponsor - McGee
    Title apvd - to House
02/28    House intro - 1st rdg - to Transp
03/03    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/04    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/09    3rd rdg - PASSED - 50-18-2
      AYES -- Anderson, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bilbao, Black,
      Block, Bolz, Cannon, Chadderdon, Collins, Deal, Denney, Edmunson,
      Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart, Henderson,
      Jaquet, Kemp, LeFavour, Martinez, Mathews, McKague, Miller, Mitchell,
      Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo,
      Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Skippen,
      Smith(30), Smylie, Snodgrass, Trail, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- Andrus, Bayer, Bell, Boe, Bradford, Clark, Crow, Harwood,
      Henbest, Jones, Loertscher, McGeachin, Moyle, Roberts, Rusche,
      Schaefer, Smith(24), Stevenson
      Absent and excused -- Bedke, Lake
    Floor Sponsor - McKague
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/10    To enrol
03/11    Rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/14    Sp signed
03/15    To Governor
03/17    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 61
         Effective: 07/01/05

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-eighth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2005
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1110
                                BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  5        VERSITIES.
  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
 35    institution.
 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
 12    to:
 13        (a)  Fund  scholarships for Idaho residents attending that college or uni-
 14        versity.
 15        (b)  Match funds contributed in equal amounts from  nonstate  sources  for
 16        academic programs, provided that such expenditures for public colleges and
 17        universities shall be subject to prior approval by the state board of edu-
 18        cation and board of regents of the university of  Idaho.
 19        (6)  For the purposes of this section, nonpublic colleges and universities
 20    shall mean and are limited to: Albertson College of Idaho located in Caldwell,
 21    Idaho;  Northwest  Nazarene  University  located  in Nampa, Idaho; and Brigham
 22    Young University-Idaho located in Rexburg, Idaho.
 23        (7)  Sample public college and university license plates may be  purchased
 24    from the department for a fee of thirty dollars ($30.00), ten dollars ($10.00)
 25    of  which shall be retained by the department for deposit to the state highway
 26    account and twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be transferred by the department  to
 27    the  college  or university designated on the license plate. No additional fee
 28    shall be charged for personalizing sample plates.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                             STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                                   RS 14836

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.


                                  FISCAL IMPACT

The entities are responsible for programming costs of up to approximately $4,500,
performed by ITD. The institutions designated in this bill will see some positive fiscal
impact from the sale of license plates bearing their decal. ITD will also realize some
revenue as proceeds from license plate sales.


Name:   Senator John McGee
Phone:  (208) 332-1336

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                                       S 1110