MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION
49-418C. Firefighters license plates. (1) On and after January 1, 2001, 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 special firefighters license plates in lieu of regular license plates. Availability of firefighters 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. 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 transferred by the state treasurer to the Idaho fire chiefs association in Boise, Idaho, and shall be used exclusively for the fire safety education of firefighters, fire chiefs and the general public.
(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 firefighters license plate shall be of a color and design in accordance with the provisions of section 49-402C, Idaho Code. The distinguishing feature of the license plate shall be a representation of firefighters in action. The design and any slogan on the plate shall be acceptable to the Idaho fire chiefs association and shall be 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 Idaho fire chiefs association.
(5) Sample firefighters license 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 transferred to the Idaho fire chiefs association. No additional fee shall be charged for personalizing sample plates.
[49-418C, added 2000, ch. 50, sec. 2, p. 96.]