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H0632.....................................................by WAYS AND MEANS
MOTOR VEHICLES - ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEES - Amends existing law relating to
annual registration fees for motor vehicles with a maximum gross weight not
exceeding eight thousand pounds to increase the annual registration fee for
such vehicles by twenty-four dollars.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 632
BY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES WITH A MAXIMUM GROSS
3 WEIGHT NOT EXCEEDING EIGHT THOUSAND POUNDS; AMENDING SECTION 49-402, IDAHO
4 CODE, TO INCREASE THE ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE BY TWENTY-FOUR DOLLARS FOR
5 MOTOR VEHICLES WITH A MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT NOT EXCEEDING EIGHT THOUSAND
6 POUNDS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
8 SECTION 1. That Section 49-402, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
9 amended to read as follows:
10 49-402. ANNUAL REGISTRATION. (1) The annual fee for operating each pickup
11 truck, each neighborhood electric vehicle and each other motor vehicle having
12 a maximum gross weight not in excess of eight thousand (8,000) pounds shall
14 Vehicles one (1) and two (2) years old ....................... $ 48.0072.00
15 Vehicles three (3) and four (4) years old .................... $ 36.0060.00
16 Vehicles five (5) and six (6) years old ...................... $ 36.0060.00
17 Vehicles seven (7) and eight (8) years old ................... $ 24.0048.00
18 Vehicles over eight (8) years old ............................ $ 24.0048.00
19 There shall be twelve (12) registration periods, starting in January for
20 holders of validation registration stickers numbered 1, and proceeding consec-
21 utively through December for holders of validation registration stickers num-
22 bered 12, each of which shall start on the first day of a calendar month and
23 end on the last day of the twelfth month from the first day of the beginning
24 month. Registration periods shall expire midnight on the last day of the reg-
25 istration period in the year designated by the validation registration
26 sticker. The numeral digit on the validation registration stickers shall, as
27 does the registration card, fix the registration period under the staggered
28 plate system of Idaho for the purpose of reregistration and notice of expira-
30 A vehicle that has once been registered for any of the above designated
31 periods shall, upon reregistration, be registered for the period bearing the
32 same number, and the registration card shall show and be the exclusive proof
33 of the expiration date of registration and licensing. Vehicles may be ini-
34 tially registered for less than a twelve (12) month period, or for more than a
35 twelve (12) month period, and the fee prorated on a monthly basis if the frac-
36 tional registration tends to fulfill the purpose of the monthly series regis-
37 tration system.
38 (2) For all school buses operated either by a nonprofit, nonpublic school
39 or operated pursuant to a service contract with a school district for trans-
40 porting children to or from school or in connection with school approved
41 activities, the annual fee shall be twenty-four dollars ($24.00).
42 (3) For all motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles operated upon the public
43 highways the annual fee shall be nine dollars ($9.00). For operation of an
1 all-terrain vehicle or motorcycle off the public highways, the fee specified
2 in section 67-7122, Idaho Code, shall be paid. Registration exemptions pro-
3 vided in section 49-426(2), (3) and (4), Idaho Code, apply to all-terrain
4 vehicles and motorcycles used for the purposes described in subsections (2),
5 (3) and (4) of section 49-426, Idaho Code.
6 (4) For all motor homes the fee shall be as specified in subsection (1)
7 of this section and shall be in addition to the fees provided for in section
8 49-445, Idaho Code.
9 (5) Registration fees shall not be subject to refund.
10 (6) A financial institution or repossession service contracted to a
11 financial institution repossessing vehicles under the terms of a security
12 agreement shall move the vehicle from the place of repossession to the finan-
13 cial institution's place of business on a repossession plate. The repossession
14 plate shall also be used for demonstrating the vehicle to a prospective pur-
15 chaser for a period not to exceed ninety-six (96) hours. The registration fees
16 for repossession plates shall be as required in subsection (1) of this section
17 for a vehicle one (1) and two (2) years old. All other fees required under
18 chapter 4, title 49, Idaho Code, shall be in addition to the registration fee.
19 The repossession plate shall be issued on an annual basis by the department.
20 (7) In addition to the annual registration fee in this section, there
21 shall be an initial program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and an annual
22 program fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for all special license plate programs
23 for those license plates issued pursuant to sections 49-404A, 49-407, 49-408,
24 49-409, 49-414, 49-416, 49-418 and 49-418D, Idaho Code. For special plates
25 issued pursuant to sections 49-406 and 49-406A, Idaho Code, there shall be an
26 initial program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) but there shall be no
27 annual renewal fee. For special plates issued pursuant to sections 49-415C,
28 49-415D, 49-416A, 49-416B, 49-416C, 49-416D, 49-416E, 49-417, 49-417A,
29 49-417B, 49-417C, 49-418A, 49-418B, 49-418C, 49-418E, 49-419, 49-419A,
30 49-419B, 49-419C, 49-419D, 49-420, 49-420A, 49-420B, 49-420C, 49-420D, 49-420E
31 and 49-420G, Idaho Code, there shall be an initial program fee of thirty-five
32 dollars ($35.00) and an annual program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
33 The fees contained in this subsection shall be applicable to all new special
34 plate programs. The initial program fee and the annual program fee shall be
35 deposited in the state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of
36 administration of special license plate programs, unless otherwise specified
37 by law.
38 SECTION 2. This act shall be in full force and effect on and after Janu-
39 ary 1, 2009.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation is a revision to annual registration fees for
motor vehicles with a maximum gross weight not exceeding eight
thousand (8,000) pounds. To increase the annual registration fee
by twenty-four dollars ($24.00) for motor vehicles per class.
The funds raised by this increase shall be placed in the Highway
Distribution Account and shall be distributed to the State
Highway Department and cities and counties appropriately.
There will be an increase in funds raised by this bill of
approximately $30,240,000 for the Highway Distribution Account.
There are approximately 1,260,000 vehicle registrations affected
by this legislation.
Name: Representative JoAn Wood
Representative Dean Mortimer
Representative Phil Hart
Representative Marv Hagedorn
Representative Leon Smith
Phone: (208) 332-1000
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 632