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H0364.........................................by TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE
MOTOR VEHICLES - SALVAGE CERTIFICATES - Amends existing law to provide for
electronic files in regard to salvage certificates of ownership; to revise
provisions relating to salvage vehicles; to provide for notations of theft
recovery on title records; to provide for branded certificates of title for
certain vehicles; to delete inspection provisions, provisions relating to
branded certificates of title for reconstructed vehicles and repaired
vehicles and provisions relating to branded decals; and to provide for
branded certificates of title relating to rebuilt salvage vehicles.
01/17 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/18 Rpt prt - to Transp
01/31 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/01 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/06 3rd rdg - PASSED - 68-0-2
AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Block,
Bock, Boe, Bolz, Bowers, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez,
Chew, Clark, Collins, Crane, Durst, Hagedorn, Hart, Harwood, Henbest,
Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Kren, Labrador, Lake, LeFavour,
Loertscher, Luker, Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Mortimer, Moyle,
Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence, Raybould, Ringo,
Roberts, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(02),
Shepherd(08), Shirley, Shively, Smith(30), Smith(24), Snodgrass,
Stevenson, Thayn, Thomas, Trail, Vander Woude, Wills, Wood(27),
Wood(35), Mr. Speaker
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Black, Eskridge
Floor Sponsor - Nonini
Title apvd - to Senate
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02/25 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/04 3rd rdg - PASSED - 31-0-4
AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Burkett,
Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Geddes, Hammond,
Heinrich, Hill, Kelly, Keough, Little, Lodge, Malepeai(Sagness),
McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Siddoway,
Stegner, Stennett, Werk
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Gannon, Goedde, Jorgenson, Langhorst
Floor Sponsor - Heinrich
Title apvd - to House
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03/06 Rpt enrol - Sp signed
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03/10 To Governor
03/14 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 84
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 364
BY TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION; AMENDING SECTION 49-123, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE
3 DEFINITIONS AND TO DEFINE A TERM; AMENDING SECTION 49-524, IDAHO CODE, TO
4 PROVIDE FOR ELECTRONIC FILES IN REGARD TO SALVAGE CERTIFICATES OF OWNER-
5 SHIP, TO REVISE PROVISIONS RELATING TO SALVAGE CERTIFICATES OF OWNERSHIP,
6 TO REVISE FEE PROVISIONS RELATING TO SALVAGE CERTIFICATES, TO REVISE PRO-
7 VISIONS RELATING TO THE SURRENDER OF CERTIFICATES OF TITLE FOR SALVAGE
8 VEHICLES, TO PROVIDE FOR NOTATIONS OF THEFT RECOVERY ON TITLE RECORDS FOR
9 CERTAIN VEHICLES, TO DELETE A NONAPPLICABILITY TO VESSELS PROVISION AND TO
10 REVISE DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE; AND AMENDING SECTION 49-525, IDAHO CODE, TO
11 PROVIDE FOR BRANDED CERTIFICATES OF TITLE FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES, TO DELETE
12 INSPECTION PROVISIONS, TO DELETE PROVISIONS RELATING TO BRANDED CERTIFI-
13 CATES OF TITLE FOR RECONSTRUCTED VEHICLES AND REPAIRED VEHICLES, TO DELETE
14 PROVISIONS RELATING TO BRANDED DECALS, TO PROVIDE FOR BRANDED CERTIFICATES
15 OF TITLE RELATING TO REBUILT SALVAGE VEHICLES AND TO PROVIDE FOR SALVAGE
16 VEHICLE STATEMENTS.
17 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
18 SECTION 1. That Section 49-123, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
19 amended to read as follows:
20 49-123. DEFINITIONS -- V. (1) "Variable load suspension axle" means an
21 axle or axles designed to support a part of the vehicle and load and which can
22 be regulated to vary the amount of load supported by such an axle or axles and
23 which can be deployed or lifted by the operator of the vehicle. See also sec-
24 tion 49-117, Idaho Code.
25 (a) "Fully raised" means that the variable load suspension axle is in an
26 elevated position preventing the tires on such axle from having any con-
27 tact with the roadway.
28 (b) "Fully deployed" means that the variable load suspension axle is sup-
29 porting a portion of the weight of the loaded vehicle as controlled by the
30 preset pressure regulator valve.
31 (2) "Vehicle" means:
32 (a) General. Every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is
33 or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices used
34 exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
35 (b) Authorized emergency vehicle. Vehicles operated by any fire depart-
36 ment or law enforcement agency of the state of Idaho or any political sub-
37 division of the state, ambulances, vehicles belonging to personnel of vol-
38 untary fire departments while in performance of official duties only,
39 vehicles belonging to, or operated by EMS personnel certified or otherwise
40 recognized by the EMS bureau of the Idaho department of health and welfare
41 while in the performance of emergency medical services, sheriff's search
42 and rescue vehicles which are under the immediate supervision of the
43 county sheriff, wreckers which are engaged in motor vehicle recovery oper-
1 ations and are blocking part or all of one (1) or more lanes of traffic,
2 other emergency vehicles designated by the director of the Idaho state
3 police or vehicles authorized by the Idaho transportation board and used
4 in the enforcement of laws specified in section 40-510, Idaho Code, per-
5 taining to vehicles of ten thousand (10,000) pounds or greater.
6 (c) Commercial vehicle or commercial motor vehicle. For the purposes of
7 chapter 3 of this title, (driver's licenses), a motor vehicle or combina-
8 tion of motor vehicles designed or used to transport passengers or prop-
9 erty if the motor vehicle:
10 1. Has a manufacturer's gross combination weight rating (GCWR) in
11 excess of twenty-six thousand (26,000) pounds inclusive of a towed
12 unit with a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more
13 than ten thousand (10,000) pounds; or
14 2. Has a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) in excess
15 of twenty-six thousand (26,000) pounds; or
16 3. Is designed to transport sixteen (16) or more people, including
17 the driver; or
18 4. Is of any size and is used in the transportation of materials
19 found to be hazardous for the purposes of the hazardous material
20 transportation act and which require the motor vehicle to be
21 placarded under the hazardous materials regulations (49 CFR part 172,
22 subpart F).
23 For the purposes of chapter 4, title 49, Idaho Code, (motor vehicle regis-
24 tration), a vehicle or combination of vehicles of a type used or main-
25 tained for the transportation of persons for hire, compensation or profit,
26 or the transportation of property for the owner of the vehicle, or for
27 hire, compensation, or profit, and shall include fixed load specially con-
28 structed vehicles exceeding the limits imposed by chapter 10, title 49,
29 Idaho Code, and including drilling rigs, construction, drilling and wreck-
30 er cranes, log jammers, log loaders, and similar vehicles which are nor-
31 mally operated in an overweight or oversize condition or both, but shall
32 not include those vehicles registered pursuant to sections 49-402 and
33 49-402A, Idaho Code, or exempted by section 49-426, Idaho Code. A motor
34 vehicle used in a ridesharing arrangement that has a seating capacity for
35 not more than fifteen (15) persons, including the driver, shall not be a
36 "commercial vehicle" under the provisions of this title relating to equip-
37 ment requirements, rules of the road, or registration.
38 (d) Farm vehicle. A vehicle or combination of vehicles owned by a farmer
39 or rancher, which are operated over public highways, and used exclusively
40 to transport unprocessed agricultural, dairy or livestock products raised,
41 owned and grown by the owner of the vehicle to market or place of storage;
42 and shall include the transportation by the farmer or rancher of any
43 equipment, supplies or products purchased by that farmer or rancher for
44 his own use, and used in the farming or ranching operation or used by a
45 farmer partly in transporting agricultural products or livestock from the
46 farm of another farmer that were originally grown or raised on the farm,
47 or when used partly in transporting agricultural supplies, equipment,
48 materials or livestock to the farm of another farmer for use or consump-
49 tion on the farm but not transported for hire, and shall not include vehi-
50 cles of husbandry or vehicles registered pursuant to sections 49-402 and
51 49-402A, Idaho Code.
52 (e) Foreign vehicle. Every vehicle of a type required to be registered
53 under the provisions of this title brought into this state from another
54 state, territory or country other than in the ordinary course of business
55 by or through a manufacturer or dealer and not registered in this state.
1 (f) Glider kit vehicle. Every large truck manufactured from a kit manu-
2 factured by a manufacturer of large trucks which consists of a frame, cab
3 complete with wiring, instruments, fenders and hood and front axles and
4 wheels. The "glider kit" is made into a complete assembly by the addition
5 of the engine, transmission, rear axles, wheels and tires.
6 (g) Motor vehicle. Every vehicle which is self-propelled and every vehi-
7 cle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley
8 wires but not operated upon rails, except vehicles moved solely by human
9 power, electric personal assistive mobility devices and motorized
11 (h) Multipurpose passenger vehicle (MPV). For the purposes of section
12 49-966, Idaho Code, a motor vehicle designed to carry ten (10) or fewer
13 persons which is constructed either on a truck chassis or with special
14 features for occasional off-road operation.
15 (i) Neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV). A self-propelled, electrically-
16 powered, four-wheeled motor vehicle which is emission free and conforms to
17 the definition and requirements for low-speed vehicles as adopted in the
18 federal motor vehicle safety standards for low-speed vehicles under fed-
19 eral regulations at 49 CFR part 571. An NEV shall be titled, registered
20 and insured according to law as provided respectively in chapters 4, 5 and
21 12, title 49, Idaho Code, and shall only be operated by a licensed driver.
22 Operation of an NEV on a highway shall be allowed as provided in section
23 49-663, Idaho Code.
24 (j) Noncommercial vehicle. For the purposes of chapter 4, title 49, Idaho
25 Code, (motor vehicle registration), a noncommercial vehicle shall not
26 include those vehicles required to be registered under sections 49-402 and
27 49-402A, Idaho Code, and means all other vehicles or combinations of vehi-
28 cles which are not commercial vehicles or farm vehicles, but shall include
29 motor homes. A noncommercial vehicle shall include those vehicles having a
30 combined gross weight not in excess of sixty thousand (60,000) pounds and
31 not held out for hire, used for purposes related to private use and not
32 used in the furtherance of a business or occupation for compensation or
33 profit or for transporting goods for other than the owner.
34 (k) Passenger car. For the purposes of section 49-966, Idaho Code, a
35 motor vehicle, except a multipurpose passenger vehicle, motorcycle or
36 trailer, designed to carry ten (10) or fewer persons.
37 (l) Reconstructed or repaired Rebuilt salvage vehicle. Every vehicle
38 that has been rebuilt or repaired using like make and model parts and
39 visually appears as a vehicle that was originally constructed under a dis-
40 tinctive manufacturer. This includes a salvage vehicle which is damaged to
41 the extent that a "reconstructed vehicle" or "repaired vehicle" "rebuilt
42 salvage" brand is required , and other to be added to the title.
43 (m) Reconstructed vehicles. V vehicles which have been reconstructed by
44 the use of a kit designed to be used to construct an exact replica of a
45 vehicle which was previously constructed under a distinctive name, make,
46 model or type by a generally recognized manufacturer of vehicles. A glider
47 kit vehicle is not a reconstructed vehicle.
48 ( mn) Salvage vehicle. Any vehicle for which a salvage certificate, sal-
49 vage bill of sale or other documentation showing evidence that the vehicle
50 has been declared salvage or which has been damaged to the extent that the
51 owner, or an insurer, or other person acting on behalf of the owner,
52 determines that the cost of parts and labor minus the salvage value makes
53 it uneconomical to repair or rebuild. When an insurance company has paid
54 money or has made other monetary settlement as compensation for a total
55 loss of any motor vehicle, such motor vehicle shall be considered to be a
1 salvage vehicle.
2 ( no) Specially constructed vehicle. Every vehicle of a type required to
3 be registered not originally constructed under a distinctive name, make,
4 model or type by a generally recognized manufacturer of vehicles and not
5 materially altered from its original construction and cannot be visually
6 identified as a vehicle produced by a particular manufacturer. This
8 1. A vehicle that has been structurally modified so that it does not
9 have the same appearance as a similar vehicle from the same manufac-
10 turer; or
11 2. A vehicle that has been constructed entirely from homemade parts
12 and materials not obtained from other vehicles; or
13 3. A vehicle that has been constructed by using major component
14 parts from one (1) or more manufactured vehicles and cannot be iden-
15 tified as a specific make or model; or
16 4. A vehicle constructed by the use of a custom kit that cannot be
17 visually identified as a specific make or model.
18 ( op) Total loss vehicle. Every vehicle that is deemed to be uneconomical
19 to repair. due to scrapping, dismantling or destruction. A total loss
20 shall occur when an insurance company or any other person pays or makes
21 other monetary settlement to the owner when it is deemed to be uneconomi-
22 cal to repair the damaged vehicle. The compensation for total loss as
23 defined herein shall not include payments by an insurer or other person
24 for medical care, bodily injury, vehicle rental or for anything other than
25 the amount paid for the actual damage to the vehicle.
26 (3) "Vehicle identification number." (See "Identifying number," section
27 49-110, Idaho Code)
28 (4) "Vehicle salesman" means any person who, for a salary, commission or
29 compensation of any kind, is employed either directly or indirectly, or regu-
30 larly or occasionally by any dealer to sell, purchase or exchange, or to nego-
31 tiate for the sale, purchase or exchange of vehicles. (See also "full-time
32 salesman," section 49-107, Idaho Code, and "part-time salesman," section
33 49-117, Idaho Code)
34 (5) "Vessel." (See section 67-7003, Idaho Code)
35 (6) "Veteran." (See section 65-502, Idaho Code)
36 (7) "Violation" means a conviction of a misdemeanor charge involving a
37 moving traffic violation, or an admission or judicial determination of the
38 commission of an infraction involving a moving traffic infraction, except
39 bicycle infractions.
40 SECTION 2. That Section 49-524, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
41 amended to read as follows:
42 49-524. SALVAGE CERTIFICATE OF OWNERSHIP OR ELECTRONIC FILE TO REPLACE
43 CERTIFICATE OF TITLE OR CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN ON CERTAIN VEHICLES. -- VESSELS
44 NOT INCLUDED. (1) Every person acquiring a vehicle which has been determined
45 to be a salvage vehicle, shall obtain a salvage certificate of ownership on
46 that vehicle.
47 (2) The salvage certificate shall replace the certificate of origin, cer-
48 tificate of title or other comparable ownership document and shall indicate
49 ownership only; it shall not be valid for registration purposes.
50 (3) A salvage certificate of ownership shall be issued by the department ,
51 the insurer, or a salvage pool, or under the direction of the department and
52 shall be on a form or electronic file as prescribed by the department. The
53 form or electronic file shall provide for assignments of the salvage certifi-
2 (4) The fee for a salvage certificate or electronic filing of a salvage
3 certificate shall be the same as for issuance of any regular Idaho certificate
4 of title fifteen dollars ($15.00). The fee shall be deposited in the state
5 highway account.
6 (5) Every insurer making payment for a vehicle which has been determined
7 to be a salvage vehicle, shall within thirty (30) days from receipt of the
8 properly released certificate of origin or certificate of title, issue a sal-
9 vage certificate to the purchaser and surrender to the department the owner-
10 ship documents, a copy of the salvage certificate, the salvage certificate fee
11 and other documents as required by the department for processing. The depart-
12 ment shall mark its records appropriately.
13 (6) If a salvage pool receives a certificate of title for a vehicle which
14 has been determined to be a salvage vehicle, he shall within thirty (30) days
15 and upon receipt of the properly released certificate of origin or certificate
16 of title, issue a salvage certificate to the purchaser and surrender to the
17 department the ownership documents, a copy of the salvage certificate, the
18 salvage certificate fee and other documents as required by the department for
19 processing. The department shall mark its records appropriately.
20 (7) It is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to six (6) months in jail, a
21 fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or both, if the owner of a retained sal-
22 vage vehicle fails to surrender the title and be issued a salvage certificate,
23 or to sell the vehicle and not tell the buyer that the vehicle is totaled.
24 (8) If an insurer has allowed the owner to retain ownership of the sal-
25 vage vehicle, the owner must surrender the certificate of title for such vehi-
26 cle to the department or the insurance company not later than fifteen thirty
27 ( 1530) days from the date that the claim was satisfied. The insurer must
28 notify the department of a total loss payoff. The insurer or department shall
29 issue a salvage certificate to the owner prior to any sale or disposition of
30 the salvage vehicle.
31 (9) If an insurer acquires the certificate of title of a vehicle in a
32 settlement of a theft claim, the insurer shall immediately, upon receipt of
33 the properly released certificate of origin or certificate of title, issue a
34 salvage certificate in the name of the insurer and surrender to the department
35 the ownership documents, a copy of the salvage certificate, the salvage cer-
36 tificate fee and other documents as required by the department for processing.
37 (10) If an insurer has acquired a vehicle in a settlement of a theft
38 claim, has made application to and has been issued a new salvage certificate
39 in the name of the insurer and the vehicle is subsequently recovered and is
40 not a salvage vehicle, the insurer may complete an affidavit indemnifying the
41 department stating the facts of acquisition and disposition of the vehicle in
42 a form prescribed by the department and deliver the salvage certificate of
43 ownership, affidavit and any other documents required by the department to the
44 transferee at the time of delivery of the vehicle. A notation of "theft recov-
45 ery" shall be made on the title record.
46 (11) Any person acquiring ownership of a salvage vehicle purchased in a
47 state or jurisdiction which does not require surrender of the certificate of
48 title or comparable ownership document shall, within thirty (30) days follow-
49 ing delivery of the certificate of title or ownership document, surrender such
50 title or document to the department and apply for a salvage certificate.
51 (12) An owner of a salvage vehicle who sells or transfers said vehicle
52 shall provide a properly executed assignment of the salvage certificate of
53 ownership to the transferee.
54 (13) A purchaser of a salvage vehicle shall not possess or retain a sal-
55 vage vehicle without a salvage certificate. The salvage vehicle purchaser
1 shall display the salvage certificate upon the request of any peace officer or
2 agent of the department.
3 (14) The provisions of this section shall not apply to vessels.
4 SECTION 3. That Section 49-525, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
5 amended to read as follows:
6 49-525. SALVAGE-CERTIFIED VEHICLE -- INSPECTIONS -- BRANDING -- BRANDED
7 CERTIFICATE OF TITLE. (1) The department shall issue a branded certificate of
8 title on any motor vehicle for which a salvage certificate, salvage bill of
9 sale or other documentation showing evidence that the vehicle has been
10 declared salvage has been issued by this or any other state, provided, if doc-
11 umentation of salvage certification has been received from another state, the
12 requirements specified in section 49-524, Idaho Code, shall be applied to that
14 (2) An initial vehicle identification number inspection and major compo-
15 nent parts inspection shall be conducted by an authorized department employee
16 and shall include examination of the vehicle and its parts to determine that
17 the identification numbers of the vehicle or its parts have not been removed,
18 falsified, altered, defaced or destroyed and that there are no indications
19 that the vehicle or any of its parts are stolen. Such certification shall not
20 attest to the roadworthiness or safety condition of the vehicle. The fee for
21 initial inspection shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and shall be depos-
22 ited in the state highway account. The department may contract with private or
23 public entities to conduct the inspections.
24 (a) If the inspector determines that one (1) major component part has
25 damage requiring repair or replacement, the vehicle statement of facts
26 shall indicate that the vehicle shall not be eligible for a certificate of
27 title until it has been repaired and has been reinspected as a "repaired
28 vehicle." The vehicle statement of facts shall indicate that the vehicle
29 will require a "repaired vehicle" decal before issuance of a branded cer-
30 tificate of title. The owner may then submit an application with all
31 required supporting documents to the department for issuance of a certifi-
32 cate of title.
33 (b) If the inspector determines that two (2) or more major component
34 parts have damage requiring repair or replacement, or that the vehicle has
35 sustained flood damage, the vehicle shall not be eligible for a certifi-
36 cate of title until it has been restored or reconstructed and has been
37 reinspected as a reconstructed vehicle. The vehicle statement of facts
38 shall indicate that the vehicle will require a "reconstructed vehicle"
39 decal before issuance of a branded certificate of title.
40 The provisions of this subsection (2) shall not apply to a vehicle which is
41 more than five (5) years old and which has a known market value of six thou-
42 sand dollars ($6,000) or less which has been determined to be a salvage vehi-
44 (3) Every owner of a salvage vehicle which has been restored or repaired
45 in this state to its operating condition, in compliance with chapter 9, title
46 49, Idaho Code, shall, if the inspector issued a vehicle statement of facts as
47 required in subsection (2) of this section, present the vehicle to the depart-
48 ment for inspection as a reconstructed vehicle or as a repaired vehicle.
49 (a) If the inspector determines that the receipts for major component
50 parts are valid, including the vehicle identification numbers of the vehi-
51 cles from which the major component parts were removed, a "reconstructed
52 vehicle" decal or a "repaired vehicle" decal shall be affixed to the vehi-
53 cle and the statement of facts shall indicate that the vehicle has been
1 branded and that the certificate of title shall be branded accordingly.
2 (b) The fee for issuance of a "reconstructed vehicle" decal or a
3 "repaired vehicle" decal shall be ten dollars ($10.00) and shall be depos-
4 ited in the state highway account.
5 (c) The owner may then submit an application for branded certificate of
6 title to the department which application shall be accompanied by the sal-
7 vage bill of sale, salvage certificate or other documentation showing evi-
8 dence that the vehicle has been declared salvage, vehicle statement of
9 facts, indemnifying affidavit, bills of sale or invoices for major compo-
10 nent parts and written affirmation which states:
11 1. That the owner personally rebuilt or repaired the vehicle or per-
12 sonally supervised its rebuilding or repairing and includes a
13 description of work done to restore the vehicle to the operating con-
14 dition that existed prior to the event which caused the salvage cer-
15 tificate to be issued;
16 2. That the identification numbers of the restored vehicle and its
17 parts have not, to the knowledge of the owner, been removed,
18 destroyed, falsified, altered or defaced;
19 3. That the salvage certificate document or out-of-state title cer-
20 tificate attached to the application has not to the knowledge of the
21 owner been forged, falsified or altered; and
22 4. That all information contained on the application and its attach-
23 ments is true and correct.
24 (4) Upon presentation of the documents required by the department, the
25 department shall issue a branded certificate of title which shall contain the
26 word "reconstructed vehicle" or "repaired vehicle."
27 (5) If an otherwise correct application is made for a certificate of
28 title on any salvage-certified vehicle which was not inspected as required by
29 the provisions of subsection (2) of this section, the department shall brand
30 the vehicle with a "reconstructed vehicle" decal and shall issue a branded
31 certificate of title.
32 (6) If an otherwise correct application is made for a certificate of
33 title on any salvage -certified vehicle, which is not required to be inspected
34 pursuant to the provisions of subsection (2) of this section, the department
35 shall issue a branded certificate of title as a " reconstructedrebuilt salvage
36 vehicle" if the application for a certificate of title is supported by a writ-
37 ten affirmation of salvage vehicle statement completed by the owner which
39 (a) That the owner personally rebuilt or repaired the vehicle or person-
40 ally supervised its rebuilding or repairing and includes a description of
41 work done to restore the vehicle to the operating condition that existed
42 prior to the event which caused the salvage certificate to be issued;
43 (b) That the identification numbers of the restored vehicle and its parts
44 have not, to the knowledge of the owner, been removed, destroyed, falsi-
45 fied, altered or defaced;
46 (c) That the salvage certificate document or out-of-state title certifi-
47 cate attached to the application has not to the knowledge of the owner
48 been forged, falsified or altered; and
49 (d) That all information contained on the application and its attachments
50 is true and correct.
51 ( 73) Each branded certificate of title received from another jurisdiction
52 shall have its brand carried forward to all subsequent certificates of title
53 issued in this state.
54 ( 84) The department may promulgate rules as necessary to implement the
55 provisions of sections 49-524 and 49-525, Idaho Code.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This proposal would eliminate the two step salvage vehicle
inspection process and application of branded decals that
applies to salvage vehicles which are less than five years old
or have a pre-crash value of more than $6,000. This would
provide for use of one uniform brand to identify all salvage
vehicles; reducing the time spent by investigators on the
increasing volume of salvage vehicles; allow investigators to
devote time to original duties including building and
maintaining dealer relations and resolving customer issues. The
proposal would increase the salvage title fee from $8 to $15 for
vehicles more than five years old but reduce the fee for newer
vehicles from $43 to $15. The result is revenue neutral.
Based upon changes necessary to utilize a uniform process,
eliminating the current $25 inspection fee and the $10 VIN
reassignment fee for newer vehicles, and replacing it with a
uniform $15 salvage vehicle certificate fee for all salvage
vehicles, revenue to the Department remains neutral.
Name: Amy Smith
Agency: Idaho Transportation Department
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 364