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HOUSE BILL NO. 678
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H0678.....................................................by WAYS AND MEANS
MOTOR VEHICLES - Amends existing law to increase the annual registration
fees for motor vehicles with a maximum gross weight not exceeding eight
thousand pounds; and to provide a partial exemption from certain fees for
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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. 678
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 ON MOTOR VEHICLES WITH A
5 MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT NOT EXCEEDING EIGHT THOUSAND POUNDS AND TO PROVIDE A
6 PARTIAL EXEMPTION FROM CERTAIN FEES FOR CERTAIN APPLICANTS; AND PROVIDING
7 AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
9 SECTION 1. That Section 49-402, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
10 amended to read as follows:
11 49-402. ANNUAL REGISTRATION. (1) The annual fee for operating each pickup
12 truck, each neighborhood electric vehicle and each other motor vehicle having
13 a maximum gross weight not in excess of eight thousand (8,000) pounds shall
15 Vehicles one (1) and two (2) years old ....................... $ 48.0084.00
16 Vehicles three (3) and four (4) years old .................... $ 36.0066.00
17 Vehicles five (5) and six (6) years old ...................... $ 36.0066.00
18 Vehicles seven (7) and eight (8) years old ................... $ 24.0042.00
19 Vehicles over eight (8) years old ............................ $ 24.0042.00
20 Provided however, an applicant for registration of a vehicle seven (7) years
21 or older under this subsection (1) shall qualify for a partial exemption from
22 the registration fee if the applicant can provide proof satisfactory to the
23 department that the applicant's annual income does not exceed one hundred per-
24 cent (100%) of the federal poverty level. The exemption shall be the differ-
25 ence between the current fee and the fee in effect during calendar year 2008.
26 The department shall promulgate rules to provide for administration of this
27 partial exemption.
28 There shall be twelve (12) registration periods, starting in January for
29 holders of validation registration stickers numbered 1, and proceeding consec-
30 utively through December for holders of validation registration stickers num-
31 bered 12, each of which shall start on the first day of a calendar month and
32 end on the last day of the twelfth month from the first day of the beginning
33 month. Registration periods shall expire midnight on the last day of the reg-
34 istration period in the year designated by the validation registration
35 sticker. The numeral digit on the validation registration stickers shall, as
36 does the registration card, fix the registration period under the staggered
37 plate system of Idaho for the purpose of reregistration and notice of expira-
39 A vehicle that has once been registered for any of the above designated
40 periods shall, upon reregistration, be registered for the period bearing the
41 same number, and the registration card shall show and be the exclusive proof
42 of the expiration date of registration and licensing. Vehicles may be ini-
43 tially registered for less than a twelve (12) month period, or for more than a
1 twelve (12) month period, and the fee prorated on a monthly basis if the frac-
2 tional registration tends to fulfill the purpose of the monthly series regis-
3 tration system.
4 (2) For all school buses operated either by a nonprofit, nonpublic school
5 or operated pursuant to a service contract with a school district for trans-
6 porting children to or from school or in connection with school approved
7 activities, the annual fee shall be twenty-four dollars ($24.00).
8 (3) For all motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles operated upon the public
9 highways the annual fee shall be nine dollars ($9.00). For operation of an
10 all-terrain vehicle or motorcycle off the public highways, the fee specified
11 in section 67-7122, Idaho Code, shall be paid. Registration exemptions pro-
12 vided in section 49-426(2), (3) and (4), Idaho Code, apply to all-terrain
13 vehicles and motorcycles used for the purposes described in subsections (2),
14 (3) and (4) of section 49-426, Idaho Code.
15 (4) For all motor homes the fee shall be as specified in subsection (1)
16 of this section and shall be in addition to the fees provided for in section
17 49-445, Idaho Code.
18 (5) Registration fees shall not be subject to refund.
19 (6) A financial institution or repossession service contracted to a
20 financial institution repossessing vehicles under the terms of a security
21 agreement shall move the vehicle from the place of repossession to the finan-
22 cial institution's place of business on a repossession plate. The repossession
23 plate shall also be used for demonstrating the vehicle to a prospective pur-
24 chaser for a period not to exceed ninety-six (96) hours. The registration fees
25 for repossession plates shall be as required in subsection (1) of this section
26 for a vehicle one (1) and two (2) years old. All other fees required under
27 chapter 4, title 49, Idaho Code, shall be in addition to the registration fee.
28 The repossession plate shall be issued on an annual basis by the department.
29 (7) In addition to the annual registration fee in this section, there
30 shall be an initial program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and an annual
31 program fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for all special license plate programs
32 for those license plates issued pursuant to sections 49-404A, 49-407, 49-408,
33 49-409, 49-414, 49-416, 49-418 and 49-418D, Idaho Code. For special plates
34 issued pursuant to sections 49-406 and 49-406A, Idaho Code, there shall be an
35 initial program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) but there shall be no
36 annual renewal fee. For special plates issued pursuant to sections 49-415C,
37 49-415D, 49-416A, 49-416B, 49-416C, 49-416D, 49-416E, 49-417, 49-417A,
38 49-417B, 49-417C, 49-418A, 49-418B, 49-418C, 49-418E, 49-419, 49-419A,
39 49-419B, 49-419C, 49-419D, 49-420, 49-420A, 49-420B, 49-420C, 49-420D, 49-420E
40 and 49-420G, Idaho Code, there shall be an initial program fee of thirty-five
41 dollars ($35.00) and an annual program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
42 The fees contained in this subsection shall be applicable to all new special
43 plate programs. The initial program fee and the annual program fee shall be
44 deposited in the state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of
45 administration of special license plate programs, unless otherwise specified
46 by law.
47 SECTION 2. This act shall be in full force and effect on and after Janu-
48 ary 1, 2009.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to increase the annual
registration fees for motor vehicles with a maximum weight not
exceeding eight thousand (8,000) pounds by seventy-eight percent
(78%). A hardship clause allows for partial exemption of the fee
that was in effect in 2008 for those individuals at one hundred
percent (100%) of poverty level and whose vehicles are over seven
(7) years old.
The highway distribution account will increase by approximately
Name: Representative Shirley Ringo
Representative Bill Killen
Representative Phylis King
Representative Nicole LeFavour
Representative James Ruchti
Phone: (208) 332-1000
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 678