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HOUSE BILL NO. 633<br /> – MV, registration fees


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H0633.....................................................by WAYS AND MEANS
MOTOR VEHICLES - Amends existing law relating to vehicle registration fees
to increase the annual registration fee on certain school buses,
motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and utility trailers, and to increase the
fee to validate a dealer or manufacturer number plate.

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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. 633

                                BY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

  1                                        AN ACT

  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
 14    be:
 15        Vehicles one (1) and two (2) years old ............................ $48.00
 16        Vehicles three (3) and four (4) years old ......................... $36.00
 17        Vehicles five (5) and six (6) years old ........................... $36.00
 18        Vehicles seven (7) and eight (8) years old ........................ $24.00
 19        Vehicles over eight (8) years old ................................. $24.00
 20        There shall be twelve (12) registration periods, starting in  January  for
 21    holders of validation registration stickers numbered 1, and proceeding consec-
 22    utively  through December for holders of validation registration stickers num-
 23    bered 12, each of which shall start on the first day of a calendar  month  and
 24    end  on  the last day of the twelfth month from the first day of the beginning
 25    month. Registration periods shall expire midnight on the last day of the  reg-
 26    istration  period  in  the  year  designated  by  the  validation registration
 27    sticker. The numeral digit on the validation registration stickers  shall,  as
 28    does  the  registration  card, fix the registration period under the staggered
 29    plate system of Idaho for the purpose of reregistration and notice of  expira-
 30    tion.
 31        A  vehicle  that  has once been registered for any of the above designated
 32    periods shall, upon reregistration, be registered for the period  bearing  the
 33    same  number,  and the registration card shall show and be the exclusive proof
 34    of the expiration date of registration and licensing.  Vehicles  may  be  ini-
 35    tially registered for less than a twelve (12) month period, or for more than a
 36    twelve (12) month period, and the fee prorated on a monthly basis if the frac-
 37    tional  registration tends to fulfill the purpose of the monthly series regis-
 38    tration system.
 39        (2)  For all school buses operated either by a nonprofit, nonpublic school
 40    or operated pursuant to a service contract with a school district  for  trans-
 41    porting  children  to  or  from  school  or in connection with school approved
 42    activities, the annual fee shall be twentyfifty-four dollars ($254.00).
 43        (3)  For all motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles operated upon the public


  1    highways the annual fee shall be nine eighteen dollars ($918.00).  For  opera-
  2    tion  of an all-terrain vehicle or motorcycle off the public highways, the fee
  3    specified in section 67-7122, Idaho Code, shall be paid.  Registration  exemp-
  4    tions  provided  in  section 49-426(2), (3) and (4), Idaho Code, apply to all-
  5    terrain vehicles and motorcycles used for the purposes  described  in  subsec-
  6    tions  (2), (3) and (4) of section 49-426, Idaho Code.
  7        (4)  For  all  motor homes the fee shall be as specified in subsection (1)
  8    of this section and shall be in addition to the fees provided for  in  section
  9    49-445, Idaho Code.
 10        (5)  Registration fees shall not be subject to refund.
 11        (6)  A  financial  institution  or  repossession  service  contracted to a
 12    financial institution repossessing vehicles under  the  terms  of  a  security
 13    agreement  shall move the vehicle from the place of repossession to the finan-
 14    cial institution's place of business on a repossession plate. The repossession
 15    plate shall also be used for demonstrating the vehicle to a  prospective  pur-
 16    chaser for a period not to exceed ninety-six (96) hours. The registration fees
 17    for repossession plates shall be as required in subsection (1) of this section
 18    for  a  vehicle  one  (1) and two (2) years old. All other fees required under
 19    chapter 4, title 49, Idaho Code, shall be in addition to the registration fee.
 20    The repossession plate shall be issued on an annual basis by the department.
 21        (7)  In addition to the annual registration fee  in  this  section,  there
 22    shall  be an initial program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and an annual
 23    program fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for all special license plate programs
 24    for those license plates issued pursuant to sections 49-404A, 49-407,  49-408,
 25    49-409,  49-414,  49-416,  49-418  and 49-418D, Idaho Code. For special plates
 26    issued pursuant to sections 49-406 and 49-406A, Idaho Code, there shall be  an
 27    initial  program  fee  of  twenty-five  dollars ($25.00) but there shall be no
 28    annual renewal fee. For special plates issued pursuant  to  sections  49-415C,
 29    49-415D,   49-416A,  49-416B,  49-416C,  49-416D,  49-416E,  49-417,  49-417A,
 30    49-417B,  49-417C,  49-418A,  49-418B,  49-418C,  49-418E,  49-419,   49-419A,
 31    49-419B, 49-419C, 49-419D, 49-420, 49-420A, 49-420B, 49-420C, 49-420D, 49-420E
 32    and  49-420G, Idaho Code, there shall be an initial program fee of thirty-five
 33    dollars ($35.00) and an annual program fee of  twenty-five  dollars  ($25.00).
 34    The  fees  contained in this subsection shall be applicable to all new special
 35    plate programs. The initial program fee and the annual program  fee  shall  be
 36    deposited  in  the state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of
 37    administration of special license plate programs, unless  otherwise  specified
 38    by law.

 39        SECTION  2.  That  Section 49-402A, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
 40    amended to read as follows:

 42    department shall register a utility trailer for a period of one (1) year for a
 43    fee of five ten dollars ($510.00).
 44        (2)  The  department  may  register  a utility trailer for a five (5) year
 45    period or for a ten (10) year period, and shall issue a license plate with the
 46    year of expiration designated by a validation sticker. Five (5) year registra-
 47    tions shall cost twenty forty dollars ($240.00) and ten  (10)  year  registra-
 48    tions shall cost thirty sixty dollars ($360.00).
 49        (3)  If  ownership  or  interest in the trailer transfers as a result of a
 50    sale, neither the registration card nor plate can be  transferred  to  another
 51    person.  The registration card and plate shall remain in the possession of the
 52    transferor and may be transferred to another  utility  trailer  owned  by  the
 53    transferor, and shall be valid until expiration of the original registration.


  1        SECTION  3.  That  Section  49-411, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
  2    amended to read as follows:

  3        49-411.  DEALER AND MANUFACTURER PLATE -- FEES. (1) Any person  conducting
  4    the  business  of  manufacturing, buying, selling or  dealing in vehicles, and
  5    licensed as a manufacturer of or a dealer in vehicles, and owning and  operat-
  6    ing any such vehicle upon any highway may, in lieu of registering each vehicle
  7    obtain  from the department upon application on the proper form and payment of
  8    the required fee, and attach to each vehicle, one (1) number plate as required
  9    for different classes of vehicles in section 49-434, Idaho Code.  The  special
 10    number  plate  shall bear a distinctive number assigned to the manufacturer or
 11    dealer, the name of this state, which may be abbreviated,  and  the  year  for
 12    which  the  plate is issued, together with words which may be abbreviated or a
 13    distinguishing symbol indicating that the plate is issued to a manufacturer or
 14    dealer.
 15        (a)  Dealer license plates shall be limited to two (2) license plates  for
 16        up  to  twenty  (20)  vehicles  sold  during the previous dealer licensing
 17        period and one (1) license plate for each  ten  (10)  additional  vehicles
 18        sold  during  the  previous  dealer  licensing  period. Any new dealer who
 19        applies for a dealer license shall be eligible for the  number  of  dealer
 20        plates requested based on the number of vehicles that the dealer estimates
 21        he will sell during the first year of licensure.
 22        (b)  Upon  renewal of a dealer's license, the department may audit vehicle
 23        sales from previous years to determine the number of  dealer  plates  that
 24        will be authorized for the current dealer licensing period.
 25        (2)  The  fee  to  validate a dealer or manufacturer number plate shall be
 26    twelve twenty-four dollars ($124.00) for each validation sticker.
 27        (3)  All such fees shall be paid to the state treasurer and  deposited  to
 28    the state highway account.

 29        SECTION  4.  This act shall be in full force and effect on and after Janu-
 30    ary 1, 2009.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                            RS 18100C1

This legislation is a revision to annual registration fees for
school buses operated either by a non-profit, non-public or
operated pursuant to a service contract with a school district
for transportation, for all motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles
operated on public highways, utility trailers and dealer and
manufacturer plates.  To increase the annual registration fees by
thirty dollars ($30.00), nine dollars ($9.00), five dollars
($5.00) and twelve dollars ($12.00) respectively.  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 $1,150,000 for the Highway Distribution Account. 
There are approximately 99,000 registrations affected by this

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 633