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HOUSE BILL NO. 632<br /> – MV, registration fees


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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

  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
 13    be:
 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-
 29    tion.
 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 / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                            RS 18034C2

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.

                           FISCAL NOTE

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