MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION
49-417A. Idaho timber special plates. (1) Any person who is the owner of a vehicle registered under the provisions of section 49-402 or 49-434(1), Idaho Code, may apply for Idaho timber special license plates. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any vehicle with a registered maximum gross weight over twenty-six thousand (26,000) pounds.
(2) In addition to the regular operating fee, the applicant shall be charged a fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) for the initial issuance of the plates, and twenty-five dollars ($25.00) upon each succeeding annual registration. Ten dollars ($10.00) of the initial fee and ten dollars ($10.00) of the renewal fee shall be deposited in the state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of administration of this special license plate program. Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) of each initial fee and fifteen dollars ($15.00) of each renewal fee shall be deposited by the state treasurer in the department of lands fund for use in reforestation activities on state lands, provided however, that prior to the beginning of any fiscal year, the state board of land commissioners may agree that funds made available under this section to the department of lands for the coming year would better further reforestation objectives of the management and conservation of forest resources on public and private lands in the state if expended for educational efforts set forth in this section.
Whenever title or interest in a vehicle registered under the provisions of this section is transferred or assigned, the owner may transfer the special plates to another vehicle upon payment of the required transfer fees. He may only display the plates after receipt of new registration from the department.
(3) The Idaho timber license plate shall be of a color and design acceptable to the members of the Idaho forest products commission and approved by the department, utilizing a numbering system as determined by the department. Initial costs of the plate program, including costs of plate design, shall be paid by the director of the department of lands from funds appropriated to that department.
(4) Sample Idaho timber plates may be purchased for a fee of thirty dollars ($30.00), ten dollars ($10.00) of which shall be deposited in the state highway account and twenty dollars ($20.00) of which shall be deposited in the department of lands fund for use in reforestation activities or educational efforts as set forth in this section.
(5) Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) of each initial fee and fifteen dollars ($15.00) of each renewal fee of each timber special license plate, and twenty dollars ($20.00) for each sample timber special license plate, shall be deposited with the state treasurer and credited to the department of lands. Funds so deposited and subsequently directed by the state board of land commissioners for educational efforts as set forth in this section shall be expended as agreed by the state board of land commissioners upon recommendations developed jointly by the department of lands and the Idaho forest products commission. Such efforts may include signs or other appropriate means designed to help build public understanding of reforestation or the management and conservation of forest resources on public and private lands in Idaho.
[49-417A, added 1995, ch. 186, sec. 1, p. 674; am. 1997, ch. 134, sec. 1, p. 402; am. 1998, ch. 113, sec. 14, p. 427; am. 1999, ch. 315, sec. 3, p. 785; am. 2000, ch. 87, sec. 18, p. 202.]