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LICENSE PLATES - RANGELAND - Amends and adds to existing law relating to
special motor vehicle license plates to establish an Idaho rangeland
special plate program.
01/30 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/31 Rpt prt - to Transp
02/06 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/07 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/11 3rd rdg - PASSED - 31-3-1
AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Burkett,
Cameron, Coiner, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde,
Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Lodge,
Malepeai(Sagness), McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson,
Schroeder, Siddoway, Werk
NAYS -- Corder, Little, Stegner
Absent and excused -- Stennett
Floor Sponsor - Heinrich
Title apvd - to House
02/12 House intro - 1st rdg - to Transp
02/29 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/03 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/10 3rd rdg - PASSED - 51-9-10
AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Bayer, Bell, Bilbao, Bock, Boe, Bolz,
Bowers, Brackett, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew, Clark, Collins, Crane,
Durst, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Killen,
King, Kren, Labrador, Lake, LeFavour, Marriott, Mathews, Mortimer,
Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence, Raybould, Roberts,
Ruchti, Sayler, Shepherd(02), Shepherd(08), Shively, Smith(30),
Snodgrass, Thayn, Thomas, Vander Woude, Wood(27), Mr. Speaker
NAYS -- Barrett, Bradford, Harwood, Loertscher, Moyle, Rusche,
Smith(24), Stevenson, Wood(35)
Absent and excused -- Bedke, Black, Block, Luker, McGeachin, Ringo,
Schaefer, Shirley, Trail, Wills
Floor Sponsor - Ruchti
Title apvd - to Senate
03/11 To enrol
03/12 Rpt enrol - Pres signed - Sp signed
03/13 To Governor
03/17 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 150
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1359
BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO SPECIAL MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES; AMENDING SECTION 49-402,
3 IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE A CODE REFERENCE; AMENDING CHAPTER 4, TITLE 49,
4 IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 49-417D, IDAHO CODE, TO
5 ESTABLISH AN IDAHO RANGELAND SPECIAL PLATE PROGRAM; AND PROVIDING AN
6 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 ............................ $48.00
15 Vehicles three (3) and four (4) years old ......................... $36.00
16 Vehicles five (5) and six (6) years old ........................... $36.00
17 Vehicles seven (7) and eight (8) years old ........................ $24.00
18 Vehicles over eight (8) years old ................................. $24.00
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, 49-417D, 49-418A, 49-418B, 49-418C, 49-418E, 49-419,
30 49-419A, 49-419B, 49-419C, 49-419D, 49-420, 49-420A, 49-420B, 49-420C,
31 49-420D, 49-420E and 49-420G, Idaho Code, there shall be an initial program
32 fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) and an annual program fee of twenty-five
33 dollars ($25.00). The fees contained in this subsection shall be applicable to
34 all new special plate programs. The initial program fee and the annual program
35 fee shall be deposited in the state highway account and shall be used to fund
36 the cost of administration of special license plate programs, unless otherwise
37 specified by law.
38 SECTION 2. That Chapter 4, Title 49, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
39 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
40 ignated as Section 49-417D, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
41 49-417D. IDAHO RANGELAND PLATES. (1) On and after January 1, 2009, any
42 person who is the owner of a vehicle registered under the provisions of sec-
43 tion 49-402 or 49-434(1), Idaho Code, may apply for Idaho rangeland plates.
44 The provisions of this section shall not apply to any vehicle with a regis-
45 tered maximum gross weight over twenty-six thousand (26,000) pounds. Avail-
46 ability of Idaho rangeland plates for other vehicles may be authorized by rule
47 of the board.
48 (2) In addition to the regular registration fee, the applicant shall be
49 charged a fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) for the initial issuance of the
50 plates, and twenty-five dollars ($25.00) upon each succeeding annual registra-
51 tion. Ten dollars ($10.00) of the initial fee and ten dollars ($10.00) of the
52 renewal fee shall be deposited in the state highway account and shall be used
53 to fund the cost of the administration of this special license plate program.
1 Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) of each initial fee and fifteen dollars ($15.00)
2 of each renewal fee shall be transferred by the state treasurer to an Idaho
3 rangeland resource commission account provided in section 58-1415, Idaho Code.
4 (3) Whenever title or interest in a vehicle registered under the provi-
5 sions of this section is transferred or assigned, the owner may transfer the
6 special plates to another vehicle upon payment of the required transfer fees.
7 The owner may only display the plates after receipt of new registration from
8 the department.
9 (4) The Idaho rangeland license plate shall be of a color and design in
10 accordance with the provisions of section 49-402C, Idaho Code. That portion of
11 the design which features Idaho rangelands shall be acceptable to the Idaho
12 rangeland resource commission and shall be approved by the department utiliz-
13 ing a numbering system as determined by the department. Initial costs of the
14 plate program, including the cost of plate design, shall be paid from the
15 Idaho rangeland resource commission account.
16 (5) Sample Idaho rangeland plates may be purchased from the department
17 for a fee of thirty dollars ($30.00), ten dollars ($10.00) of which shall be
18 deposited in the state highway account and twenty dollars ($20.00) of which
19 shall be transferred to the Idaho rangeland resource commission account.
20 SECTION 3. This act shall be in full force and effect on and after Janu-
21 ary 1, 2009.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this proposed legislation is to provide for an
Idaho Rangeland license plate. The net proceeds from the sale of
these plates will go to the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission
and be used for the purposes as set forth in Idaho Code 58-1408.
There is no fiscal impact to the general fund.
Name: Sen. Lee Heinrich
Rep. Bert Brackett
Stan Boyd, Idaho Wool Growers Association
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1359