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HOUSE BILL NO. 200 – Vessels, registration fees


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H0200..........................................................by EDUCATION
VESSELS - Amends existing law relating to the Idaho Safe Boating Act to
increase fees for certificates of registration of vessels.

02/15    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/16    Rpt prt - to Transp
02/23    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/26    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/28    3rd rdg - PASSED - 62-8-0
      AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Bock, Boe,
      Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew, Clark, Collins,
      Crane, Durst, Edmunson, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart, Harwood, Henbest,
      Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Luker,
      Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Mortimer, Nielsen, Nonini,
      Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts,
      Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Shively,
      Smith(30), Smith(24), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Thayn, Trail, Vander
      Woude, Wills, Wood(27), Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Kren, Labrador, Moyle, Schaefer,
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Anderson
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/01    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Transp
03/09    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/12    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/16    3rd rdg - PASSED - 27-8-0
      AYES -- Andreason, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Burkett, Cameron, Coiner,
      Corder, Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hammond, Heinrich,
      Hill, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, McGee,
      McKenzie, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Werk
      NAYS -- Bair, Bastian, Fulcher, Jorgenson, McKague, Pearce,
      Richardson, Siddoway
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Heinrich
    Title apvd - to House
03/19    To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/20    Pres signed - To Governor
    Law without signature
         Session Law Chapter 240
         Effective: 07/01/07

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-ninth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2007
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 200
                                   BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  4    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  5        SECTION  1.  That  Section 67-7008, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
  6    amended to read as follows:
  7        67-7008.  CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION -- EXPIRATION --  FEES.  (1)  Within
  8    fifteen  (15)  days after purchase, or as otherwise herein provided, the owner
  9    of each vessel requiring numbering by the state of Idaho shall file an  appli-
 10    cation  for  registration  with an assessor or authorized vendor on forms pro-
 11    vided by the department. The application shall be  signed  by  the  owner  and
 12    shall be accompanied by the fee herein designated. Upon receipt of an applica-
 13    tion  in  approved  form,  and the appropriate fee, the assessor or authorized
 14    vendor shall enter the same upon the records of its office and  issue  to  the
 15    applicant  two (2) validation stickers and a certificate of registration stat-
 16    ing the number issued to the vessel, the receipt of any fee paid and the  name
 17    and  address of the owner, and the assessor or authorized vendor shall forward
 18    to the department a duplicate copy. The owner shall paint  on  or  permanently
 19    attach to each side of the bow of the vessel the registration number and vali-
 20    dation  sticker in a manner as may be prescribed by rules of the department in
 21    order that they may be completely visible, and the number shall be  maintained
 22    in legible condition. The certificate of registration shall be pocket-size and
 23    shall  be on board and available at all times for inspection on the vessel for
 24    which issued whenever that vessel is in operation, except that  livery  opera-
 25    tors may have the rental agreement on board rented vessels in lieu of the cer-
 26    tificate of registration.
 27        (2)  The  owner of any vessel for which a current certificate of registra-
 28    tion has been issued pursuant to any federal law or a federally approved  num-
 29    bering  system of another state shall, if the vessel is operated on the waters
 30    of this state in excess of sixty (60) days, make application for a certificate
 31    of Idaho registration in the manner prescribed in this section.
 32        (3)  Each assessor and authorized vendor shall record, on a form  provided
 33    by the department, the names of all owners of vessels who make application for
 34    certificates of registration, together with the amount of the fees paid by the
 35    owners. He shall, on or before the tenth of each month, forward to the depart-
 36    ment a duplicate copy of each record for the preceding month.
 37        (4)  All  records  of the department made or kept pursuant to this section
 38    shall be kept current and shall be public records.
 39        (5)  Every certificate of registration issued shall continue in full force
 40    and effect through December 31 of the year of issue unless  sooner  terminated
 41    or  discontinued  in  accordance with law. Certificates of registration may be
 42    renewed by the owner in the same manner provided for in the  initial  securing
 43    of them.
  1        (6)  The  owner  of  any vessel shall notify the department within fifteen
  2    (15) days if his vessel is destroyed or abandoned, or is sold  or  transferred
  3    either  wholly  or  in  part  to  another  person or persons or if the owner's
  4    address no longer conforms to the address appearing on the certificate of reg-
  5    istration. In all such cases, the notice shall be accompanied by  a  surrender
  6    of  the  certificate of registration. When the surrender of the certificate is
  7    by reason  of the vessel being destroyed, abandoned or  sold,  the  department
  8    shall  cancel  the certificate and enter that fact in its records. If the sur-
  9    render is by reason of a change of address on the part of the owner,  the  new
 10    address  shall  be endorsed on the certificate and the certificate returned to
 11    the owner.
 12        (7)  Whenever the ownership of a  vessel  changes,  the  purchaser  shall,
 13    within fifteen (15) days after acquisition, make application to the department
 14    for  transfer to him of the certificate of registration issued for the vessel,
 15    giving his name, address, and the number of the vessel and shall, at the  same
 16    time,  pay  to  the  department  a transfer fee of three dollars ($3.00). Upon
 17    receipt of the application and fee, the department shall transfer the certifi-
 18    cate of registration issued for the vessel to the new owner or owners.  Unless
 19    the  application is made and the fee paid within fifteen (15) days, the vessel
 20    shall be considered to be without a certificate of registration.
 21        (8)  No number other than the registration number issued to  a  vessel  or
 22    granted  by  reciprocity pursuant to law shall be painted, attached, or other-
 23    wise displayed on either side of the bow of the vessel.
 24        (9)  If any  certificate  of  registration  becomes  lost,  mutilated,  or
 25    becomes illegible, the owner of the vessel for which the same was issued shall
 26    obtain a duplicate of the certificate from the department upon application and
 27    the  payment  of  a  fee  of  three dollars ($3.00). If one or both validation
 28    stickers are lost, stolen, or destroyed, any sticker remnants and the certifi-
 29    cate of registration should be returned to the department along with  a  three
 30    dollar ($3.00) fee and an application for a duplicate certificate of registra-
 31    tion and validation stickers.
 32        (10) A  person  engaged  in  the  manufacture or sale of vessels of a type
 33    otherwise required to be numbered by law, may obtain pursuant  to  regulations
 34    duly  promulgated  by  the department, certificates of registration for use in
 35    the testing or demonstration only of a vessel upon payment of thirteen dollars
 36    ($13.00) for each certificate. Certificates of registration so issued  may  be
 37    used  by the applicant in the testing or demonstration only of vessels by tem-
 38    porary placement of the numbers assigned by the  certificates  on  the  vessel
 39    tested  or  demonstrated,  and shall be issued and displayed as otherwise pre-
 40    scribed by this chapter or by regulation of the department.
 41        (11) The registration fees shall be:
 42        (a)  Vessels 0-12 feet in length                                  $1320.00
 43             Vessels over 12 feet in length                                1320.00
 44             plus $2.00 per foot for each additional foot
 45             in excess of 12 feet.
 46        (b)  The registration fees for new or used vessels which have  not  previ-
 47        ously been registered in Idaho shall be:
 48             (i)   For  vessels  acquired  or  brought  into  the  state January 1
 49             through March 31, the full amount of the regular fees;
 50             (ii)  For vessels acquired or brought into the state April 1  through
 51             June 30, seventy-five percent (75%) of the regular fees;
 52             (iii) For  vessels  acquired or brought into the state July 1 through
 53             September 30, fifty percent (50%) of the regular fees;
 54             (iv)  For vessels acquired or brought into the state after  September
 55             30, twenty-five percent (25%) of the regular fees.
  1        (c)  Each  assessor and authorized vendor shall presume that any vessel is
  2        subject to the regular certificate of registration fees, unless the appli-
  3        cant can successfully show reasonable proof that the vessel has not previ-
  4        ously been registered in Idaho.
  5        (12) The provisions of subsection (11) of this section,  with  respect  to
  6    the amount of payment of registration fees shall not apply to vessels owned by
  7    any  charitable  or  religious organization, scout organization or any similar
  8    organization not used and operated for profit. All  vessels  currently  regis-
  9    tered  by  the  state  of Idaho and having paid the fees imposed by subsection
 10    (11) of this section shall not be assessed and taxed as personal  property  in
 11    the state of Idaho.
 12        (13) The registration fee for vessels owned by any charitable or religious
 13    organization, scout organization or similar organization not used and operated
 14    for profit shall be two dollars ($2.00) per year.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                             RS 16839

The purpose of this bill is to adjust the base rate for
registering a boat in Idaho from $13 to $20 The current rate
structure has not been adjusted since 1994.  The cost of
providing services and facilities has gone up significantly in
that time.  For example, fuel prices for patrol or maintenance
vehicles and vessels have increased over 150% since 1994.
Providing services for those who choose to recreate should not be
a burden on property tax payers.  This burden should be borne by
the users of the system.  

                           FISCAL NOTE

There will be no affect on the general fund, however the increase
in fees would annually generate approximately $598,936 in
revenue.  A portion of this revenue, up to 15% ($89,840), would
go to Idaho Parks and Recreation per current statute.  The
remaining $509,096 would be distributed, using the existing
formula, to counties designated in the registration forms.

Name: Rep. Anderson 
Phone: (208) 322 1000
Rep. Bob Nonini

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                         H 200