MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION
49-419. Idaho snowskier plates. (1) On and after January 1, 1999, 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 Idaho snowskier 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 Idaho snowskier 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 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 division of tourism [and promotion] fund within the department of commerce for use in general promotion of Idaho’s ski industry.
(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 Idaho snowskier license plate shall be of a color and design comparable to the standard issue of license plates with blue numerals on a red, white and blue background, except that the word "Idaho" shall appear on each plate and the county designator shall be omitted to provide for distinguishing designs and slogans, acceptable to the Idaho ski areas association, to be added to the plate. The design shall be approved by the department and shall utilize 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 ski areas association.
(5) Sample Idaho snowskier 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 deposited in the division of tourism fund within the department of commerce for use in general promotion of Idaho’s ski industry. Any moneys expended by the department of commerce for promotion of Idaho’s ski industry shall be done in consultation with the Idaho ski area association. No additional fee shall be charged for personalizing sample plates.
[49-419, added 1998, ch. 129, sec. 2, p. 482; am. 1999, ch. 315, sec. 5, p. 787; am. 2000, ch. 87, sec. 23, p. 207; am. 2002, ch. 180, sec. 1, p. 526.]