MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION
49-419A. Idaho sawtooth national recreation area plates. (1) On and after January 1, 2000, 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 Idaho sawtooth national recreation area 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 sawtooth national recreation area plates for other vehicles shall be subject to the rules, policies and procedures of the department.
(2) In addition to the regular registration fees 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 park and recreation fund established in section 67-4225, Idaho Code, for use in the maintenance of parks and facilities. This fee shall be treated as a contribution to the outdoor recreation program and shall not be considered a motor vehicle registration fee as described in section 17, article VII, of the constitution of the state of 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 Idaho sawtooth national recreation area license plate design shall be of a color and design in accordance with the provisions of section 49-402C, Idaho Code. That portion of the design which features the Idaho sawtooth national recreation area shall be acceptable to the sawtooth society and shall be approved by the department utilizing a numbering system as determined by the department. Initial costs of the plate program, including the cost of the plate design, shall be paid by the sawtooth society.
(5) Sample Idaho sawtooth national recreation area plates may be purchased from the department 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 by the state treasurer in the park and recreation fund for use in the maintenance of parks and facilities. No additional fee shall be charged for personalizing sample plates.
[49-419A, added 1999, ch. 365, sec. 2, p. 965; am. 2000, ch. 87, sec. 24, p. 208; am. 2000, ch. 200, sec. 4, p. 495; am. 2001, ch. 73, sec. 9, p. 160.]