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S1180......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
CAPITOL LICENSE PLATES - Amends existing law to extend the final date to
apply for special Idaho Capitol Commission license plates, in lieu of
regular license plates, to December 31, 2012; and to extend the date after
which the Idaho Transportation Department shall not issue new Capitol
Commission license plates to January 1, 2013.
03/07 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/08 Rpt prt - to Transp
03/11 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/14 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/15 3rd rdg - PASSED - 29-3-2, 1 vacancy
AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett,
Burtenshaw, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Gannon,
Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Lodge,
Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Stennett,
NAYS -- Little, Schroeder, Stegner
Absent and excused -- Cameron, Sweet, (District 21 seat vacant)
Floor Sponsor - Keough
Title apvd - to House
03/16 House intro - 1st rdg - to Transp
03/23 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/24 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/28 3rd rdg - PASSED - 68-1-1
AYES -- Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bayer, Bedke, Bell,
Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Cannon, Chadderdon, Clark,
Collins, Crow, Deal, Denney, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge,
Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson,
Jaquet, Jones, Kemp, Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Martinez, Mathews,
McGeachin, McKague, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini,
Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Rusche,
Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley,
Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24)(Frost), Smylie, Snodgrass, Trail,
Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker
NAYS -- Stevenson
Absent and excused -- Anderson
Floor Sponsor - Wood
Title apvd - to Senate
03/29 To enrol
03/30 Rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/31 Sp signed - To Governor
04/06 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 309
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1180
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO SPECIAL MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES; AMENDING SECTION 49-420A,
3 IDAHO CODE, TO EXTEND THE FINAL DATE TO APPLY FOR SPECIAL IDAHO CAPITOL
4 COMMISSION PLATES IN LIEU OF REGULAR LICENSE PLATES TO DECEMBER 31, 2012,
5 AND TO EXTEND THE DATE AFTER WHICH THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT ISSUE NEW CAP-
6 ITOL COMMISSION PLATES TO JANUARY 1, 2013.
7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
8 SECTION 1. That Section 49-420A, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
9 amended to read as follows:
10 49-420A. IDAHO STATE CAPITOL COMMISSION PLATES. (1) On and after January
11 1, 2002, and through December 31, 2006 2012, any person who is the owner of a
12 vehicle registered under the provisions of section 49-402, Idaho Code, or reg-
13 istered under any other section of law for which the purchase of special
14 plates is allowed, may apply for and, upon department approval, receive spe-
15 cial Idaho state capitol commission plates in lieu of regular license plates.
16 On and after January 1, 2007 2013, the department shall not issue new plates
17 pursuant to this section nor shall it renew any plates previously issued under
18 this section, the provisions of section 49-443, Idaho Code, relating to time
19 period for validity of plates, notwithstanding.
20 (2) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any vehicle with a
21 registered maximum gross weight over twenty-six thousand (26,000) pounds.
22 Availability of Idaho state capitol commission plates for other vehicles shall
23 be subject to the rules, policies and procedures of the department.
24 (3) In addition to the regular registration fee required in chapter 4,
25 title 49, Idaho Code, the applicant shall be charged a fee of thirty-five dol-
26 lars ($35.00) for the initial issuance of plates, and twenty-five dollars
27 ($25.00) upon each succeeding annual registration. Ten dollars ($10.00) of the
28 initial fee and ten dollars ($10.00) of the renewal fee shall be deposited in
29 the state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of administration
30 of this special license plate program. Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) of each
31 initial fee and fifteen dollars ($15.00) of each renewal fee shall be depos-
32 ited by the state treasurer in the Idaho capitol endowment income fund estab-
33 lished in section 67-1611, Idaho Code, and shall be used exclusively for the
34 purposes of chapter 16, title 67, Idaho Code.
35 (4) Whenever title or interest in a vehicle registered under the provi-
36 sions of this section is transferred or assigned, the owner may transfer the
37 special plates to another vehicle upon payment of the required transfer fees.
38 The owner may only display the plates on another vehicle upon receipt of the
39 new registration from the department.
40 (5) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 49-402C, Idaho Code, the
41 Idaho state capitol commission license plate shall be of a color and design
42 acceptable to the Idaho state capitol commission, except that the word "Idaho"
43 shall appear on each plate and the county designator shall be omitted to pro-
1 vide for distinguishing designs and slogans. The design shall be approved by
2 the department, utilizing a numbering system as determined by the department.
3 Initial costs of the plate program, including costs of plate design, shall be
4 paid by the Idaho state capitol commission.
5 (6) Sample Idaho state capitol commission license plates may be purchased
6 for a fee of thirty dollars ($30.00), ten dollars ($10.00) of which shall be
7 deposited in the state highway account and twenty dollars ($20.00) of which
8 shall be deposited in the Idaho capitol endowment income fund. No additional
9 fee shall be charged for personalizing sample plates.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Special Capitol restoration motor vehicle license plates were
created in 2001, to help fund the restoration of Idaho's Capitol.
The special Capitol restoration plates were to have been retired
when the Capitol restoration was completed.
This bill would not create any new license plates. Since
renovation of the Capitol building has been delayed, there is a
need to extend the duration of the special Capitol restoration
license plates. The bill simply would allow individuals to
continue to purchase these existing license plates until December
31, 2012. The special restoration plates have proved to be very
popular with the public, and have produced needed revenue to
carry out interim repairs to the Capitol building. Over 1,500
people a year are contributing voluntarily to the Capitol
restoration effort by purchasing restoration license plates.
These continuing revenues will be needed when the full
restoration of Idaho's Capitol goes forward.
This bill has no fiscal impact on the general fund or any local
government funds. Sales of special Capitol restoration license
plates are producing over $30,000 each year in dedicated funds
that can be used for Capitol building repairs. Fees for special
plates are entirely voluntary on the part of purchasers. There
are no additional expenses for producing the special plates as a
result of this bill, and the current statutory plate fees include
the cost of administration of the program by the Idaho Department
Contact: Carl Bianchi
Director of Legislative Services
334 - 2475
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1180