MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION
49-420N. rocky mountain elk foundation plates. (1) Any person who is the owner of a vehicle registered under the provisions of section 49-402, Idaho Code, or registered under any other section of law for which the purchase of special plates is allowed, may apply for and, upon department approval, receive rocky mountain elk foundation license plates in lieu of regular 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. Availability of rocky mountain elk foundation license plates for other vehicles shall be subject to the rules, policies and procedures of the department.
(2) In addition to the regular registration fee required in chapter 4, title 49, Idaho Code, the applicant shall be charged a fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) for the initial issuance of plates, and twenty-five dollars ($25.00) upon each succeeding annual registration. Thirteen dollars ($13.00) of the initial fee and thirteen dollars ($13.00) 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-two dollars ($22.00) of each initial fee and twelve dollars ($12.00) of each renewal fee shall be transferred by the state treasurer for deposit with the rocky mountain elk foundation office in Boise, Idaho, and shall be distributed by the rocky mountain elk foundation, as administrator of the funds, to support efforts of the foundation such as the education of its members and the public about habitat conservation, the value of hunting, hunting ethics and wildlife management, contributions toward habitat enhancement, wildlife management and research projects, promotion of outdoor skills, including shooting, survival and hunting skills programs, as well as the allocation of funds for larger projects and programs of the national rocky mountain elk foundation that benefit Idaho.
(3) 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. The owner may only display the plates on another vehicle upon receipt of the new registration from the department.
(4) The rocky mountain elk foundation license plate shall be of a color and design in accordance with the provisions of section 49-402C, Idaho Code. The design and any slogan on the plate shall be acceptable to the rocky mountain elk foundation and shall be approved by the Idaho transportation 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 rocky mountain elk foundation.
(5) Sample rocky mountain elk foundation license plates may be purchased for a fee of thirty dollars ($30.00), thirteen dollars ($13.00) of which shall be deposited in the state highway account and seventeen dollars ($17.00) of which shall be transferred to the rocky mountain elk foundation’s office in Boise, Idaho, and shall be used for purposes as provided in subsection (2) of this section.
[49-420N, added 2015, ch. 37, sec. 2, p. 78.]