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H0056.........................................by TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE SNOWMOBILE CERTIFICATE FEES - Adds to and amends existing law to increase the snowmobile certificates of number fee by one dollar and the nonresident snowmobile user certificate fee by one dollar; to create a Snowmobile Search and Rescue Fund; to provide for the deposit of the increase in the snowmobile certificate fees to the Snowmobile Search and Rescue Fund; and to create an advisory committee to review operations and disbursements from the fund. 01/27 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/28 Rpt prt - to Transp 02/15 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/16 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/18 3rd rdg - PASSED - 60-7-3 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Bastian, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Cannon, Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Deal, Denney, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Jones, Kemp, LeFavour, Martinez, Mathews, McGeachin, Miller, Mitchell, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Rusche, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smylie(Telleria), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Wood NAYS -- Barrett, Bayer, Harwood, Lake, Loertscher, Moyle, Schaefer Absent and excused -- McKague, Smith(24), Mr. Speaker Floor Sponsor - Skippen Title apvd - to Senate 02/21 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Transp 03/11 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/14 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/15 3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-0, 1 vacancy AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- (District 21 seat vacant) Floor Sponsor - Keough Title apvd - to House 03/16 To enrol 03/17 Rpt enrol - Sp signed 03/18 Pres signed 03/21 To Governor 03/23 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 141 Effective: 07/01/05
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 56 BY TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO SNOWMOBILE SEARCH AND RESCUE; AMENDING CHAPTER 29, TITLE 67, IDAHO 3 CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 67-2913A, IDAHO CODE, TO CREATE A 4 SNOWMOBILE SEARCH AND RESCUE FUND AND TO CREATE AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE; 5 AMENDING SECTION 67-7103, IDAHO CODE, TO INCREASE THE SNOWMOBILE CERTIFI- 6 CATES OF NUMBER FEE BY ONE DOLLAR; AMENDING SECTION 67-7104, IDAHO CODE, 7 TO INCREASE THE NONRESIDENT SNOWMOBILE USER CERTIFICATE FEE BY ONE DOLLAR; 8 AND AMENDING SECTION 67-7106, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR DEPOSIT OF THE 9 INCREASE IN SNOWMOBILE CERTIFICATE FEES TO THE SNOWMOBILE SEARCH AND RES- 10 CUE FUND AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION. 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 12 SECTION 1. That Chapter 29, Title 67, Idaho Code, be, and the same is 13 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des- 14 ignated as Section 67-2913A, Idaho Code, and to read as follows: 15 67-2913A. SNOWMOBILE SEARCH AND RESCUE FUND -- ADVISORY COMMITTEE. (1) 16 There is hereby created in the state treasury the snowmobile search and rescue 17 fund. Moneys in the snowmobile search and rescue fund shall be perpetually 18 appropriated to and shall be used by the director of the Idaho state police 19 for the purpose of defraying costs of search and rescue operations which are 20 conducted by a county sheriff's office to assist or recover individuals riding 21 snowmobiles, and for no other purpose. One hundred percent (100%) of the 22 moneys distributed to the fund pursuant to section 67-7106, Idaho Code, shall 23 be deposited to the credit of the state snowmobile search and rescue fund. The 24 fund shall be administered in the same manner as the state search and rescue 25 fund created in section 67-2913, Idaho Code. The director of the Idaho state 26 police is authorized to allocate up to ten percent (10%) of the moneys for 27 reimbursement of administrative expenses. 28 (2) In the event the balance in the state snowmobile search and rescue 29 fund exceeds thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) on July 1 of any year, moneys 30 in excess of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) shall be divided into two (2) 31 equal parts and distributed to the: 32 (a) Training subaccount of the search and rescue fund created in section 33 67-2913, Idaho Code; and 34 (b) State snowmobile fund created in section 67-7106, Idaho Code, to be 35 used exclusively by the director of the Idaho department of parks and rec- 36 reation for snowmobile trail groomer replacement. 37 (3) The state treasurer shall invest all moneys in the state snowmobile 38 search and rescue fund and the interest and proceeds earned on such invest- 39 ments shall be returned to the state snowmobile search and rescue fund. 40 (4) In the event that all moneys in the state snowmobile search and res- 41 cue fund are exhausted or no longer available, nothing in this chapter shall 42 be construed to absolve any entity which would otherwise provide applicable 43 services, from conducting search and rescue operations to assist or recover 2 1 individuals riding snowmobiles. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to 2 limit recovery of moneys solely to the state snowmobile search and rescue fund 3 for search and rescue operations assisting or recovering individuals riding 4 snowmobiles. 5 (5) A three (3) member advisory committee shall review the operation and 6 disbursement of moneys from the fund at the end of each fiscal year, and shall 7 report to the fund administrator any proposed guidelines or policies deemed 8 appropriate to improve operation of the fund. The committee shall be comprised 9 of one (1) representative from the Idaho state snowmobile association, one (1) 10 representative from the Idaho sheriffs' association, and one (1) representa- 11 tive appointed by the director of the Idaho department of parks and recre- 12 ation. The respective organizations shall be responsible for reimbursing their 13 member representative for any expenses incurred for service on the committee. 14 SECTION 2. That Section 67-7103, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 15 amended to read as follows: 16 67-7103. APPLICATION FOR NUMBER -- ATTACHMENT OF NUMBER -- CERTIFICATE -- 17 APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER OF CERTIFICATE -- TRANSFER OF CERTIFICATE FEE -- TEM- 18 PORARY NUMBER -- FEES. (1) On or before November 1 of each year the owner of 19 each snowmobile requiring numbering by the state of Idaho shall file an appli- 20 cation for number with the department on forms approved by it. The application 21 shall be signed by the owner and shall, except as provided in subsection (7) 22 of this section, be accompanied by a fee of twenty-one dollars ($2 01.00). Upon 23 receipt of the application the department shall issue to the applicant a cer- 24 tificate of number stating the number assigned to the snowmobile and the name 25 and address of the owner. The owner shall attach to the snowmobile the identi- 26 fication number in a manner as may be prescribed by rules of the department. 27 The number shall be located on the right and left side of the cowling of the 28 snowmobile and shall be completely visible and shall be maintained in legible 29 condition. The certificate of number shall be pocket size and shall be avail- 30 able at all times for inspection on the snowmobile for which issued, wherever 31 the snowmobile is in operation. 32 (2) The department may issue any certificate of number directly or may 33 authorize any persons to act as vendor for the issuance. In the event a person 34 accepts the authorization, he may be assigned a block of numbers and certifi- 35 cates which upon issue, in conformity with this chapter and with any rules of 36 the department, shall be valid as if issued directly by the department. 37 (3) All records of the department made or kept pursuant to this section 38 shall be public records. 39 (4) Each snowmobile must be registered before it leaves the premises at 40 the time of sale from any retail snowmobile dealer. 41 (5) The purchaser of a snowmobile shall, within fifteen (15) days immedi- 42 ately after acquisition, make application to the department for transfer to 43 him of the certificate of number issued to the snowmobile, giving his name, 44 address and the number of the snowmobile and shall at the same time pay to the 45 department a fee of three dollars ($3.00). Upon receipt of the application and 46 fee, the department shall transfer the certificate of number issued for the 47 snowmobile to the new owner or owners. Unless the application is made and fee 48 paid within fifteen (15) days, the snowmobile shall be considered to be with- 49 out a certificate of number and it shall be unlawful for any person to operate 50 that snowmobile until the certificate is issued. 51 (6) No number other than the number issued to a snowmobile pursuant to 52 this chapter shall be painted, attached, or otherwise displayed on the snowmo- 53 bile, except a temporary number may be attached to identify a snowmobile for 3 1 the purpose of racing or other sporting events. 2 (7) Resident and nonresident owners of snowmobiles used for rental pur- 3 poses shall purchase certificates of number for fifty-one dollars ($5 01.00) 4 and the certificates of number shall be displayed on the machine at all times. 5 SECTION 3. That Section 67-7104, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 6 amended to read as follows: 7 67-7104. NONRESIDENT SNOWMOBILE USER CERTIFICATE REQUIRED. The owner of a 8 nonresident, noncommercial snowmobile shall not be required to comply with the 9 registration requirements of the state of Idaho, but shall be required to 10 obtain a nonresident snowmobile user certificate. A fee of twenty-one dollars 11 ($2 01.00) shall be imposed for the issuance of a nonresident snowmobile user 12 certificate. The certificate of number shall be displayed in the same manner 13 as provided in section 67-7103, Idaho Code. Such certificates shall be valid 14 beginning November 1 through October 31 of the following year. Issuance and 15 administration of nonresident snowmobile user certificates shall be conducted 16 in the same manner as provided in section 67-7103, Idaho Code, for numbering 17 of snowmobiles. 18 (1) For purposes of this section, "nonresident" shall be as defined in 19 section 36-202, Idaho Code. 20 (2) In the absence of a bona fide program in the area or upon the request 21 of the bona fide county snowmobile advisory committee of the nearest affected 22 county in Idaho, the requirements for the nonresident certificate may be 23 waived by the parks and recreation board on specific trails where the snowmo- 24 bile trail grooming is solely supported by a state other than Idaho. 25 SECTION 4. That Section 67-7106, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 26 amended to read as follows: 27 67-7106. DISTRIBUTION OF MONEYS COLLECTED -- COUNTY SNOWMOBILE FUND -- 28 STATE SNOWMOBILE ACCOUNTFUND -- STATE SNOWMOBILE SEARCH AND RESCUE FUND. (1) 29 Each vendor shall not later than the fifteenth day of each month remit all 30 moneys collected under the provisions of sections 67-7103 and 67-7104, Idaho 31 Code, to the state treasurer for credit to the state snowmobile accountfund, 32 established in the dedicated fund, to be administered by the director, except 33 that one dollar ($1.00) from each snowmobile certificate of number fee, one 34 dollar ($1.00) from each rental certificate of number fee, and one dollar 35 ($1.00) from each nonresident snowmobile user certificate issued by the vendor 36 shall be credited by the state treasurer to the state snowmobile search and 37 rescue fund created in section 67-2913A, Idaho Code. 38 (2) Each county with a bona fide snowmobile program shall be entitled to 39 receive from the department eighty-five percent (85%) of the moneys generated 40 for that county during that registration period. Application for additional 41 funds shall be made to the department by each county prior to the second Mon- 42 day of August of each year. The moneys applied for shall be used solely for a 43 bona fide snowmobile program. Counties with a bona fide snowmobile program ,44 may use up to fifteen percent (15%) of their county snowmobile moneys upon 45 recommendation by their county snowmobile advisory committee for snowmobile 46 law enforcement purposes. 47 (3) Up to fifteen percent (15%) of the statewide snowmobile accountfund 48 generated each year may be used by the department to defray administrative 49 costs. Any moneys unused at the end of the fiscal year shall be returned to 50 the state treasurer for deposit in the state snowmobile accountfund. 51 (4) Vendors shall be entitled to charge an additional one dollar and 4 1 fifty cents ($1.50) handling fee per registration for the distribution of cer- 2 tificates of number. 3 (5) Counties which have not established a bona fide snowmobile program 4 shall remit the entire balance in the county snowmobile fund to the state 5 treasurer for credit to the state snowmobile accountfund, and shall be avail- 6 able to counties with a bona fide snowmobile program. Application for these 7 moneys shall be made prior to the second Monday of August of that registration 8 period.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14499 This legislation will establish a sub-account of the search and rescue fund administered by the Idaho State Police to provide a perpetual fund to defray costs of search and rescue operations which are conducted by a county sheriff's office to assist or recover lost individuals riding snowmobiles. The current twenty dollar ($20.00) fee to number a snowmobile will be increased to twenty-one ($21.00) to fund the account. Once the fund account reaches thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) the excess of the funds collected will be set aside in equal parts for the training sub- account of the search and rescue fund and for the Department of Parks and Recreation for the purpose of snowmobile trail groomer replacement. FISCAL NOTE No fiscal impact to the general fund. Contact Name: Rep. Kathy Skippen Phone: 332-1111 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 56