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Senate Study Bill 1093

SENATE FILE BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION BILL BY CO=CHAIRPERSON PUTNEY) Passed Senate, Date Passed House, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act relating to motor vehicle registration fees for certain 2 motor trucks. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1689XC 81 5 dea/pj/5 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 321.109, subsection 1, unnumbered 1 2 paragraph 1, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 1 3 The annual fee for all motor vehicles including vehicles 1 4 designated by manufacturers as station wagons, and 1993 and 1 5 subsequent model years for multipurpose vehicles, except motor 1 6 trucks with a combined gross weight exceeding three tons, 1 7 special trucks, motor homes, ambulances, hearses, motorcycles, 1 8 motor bicycles, and 1992 and older model years for 1 9 multipurpose vehicles, shall be equal to one percent of the 1 10 value as fixed by the department plus forty cents for each one 1 11 hundred pounds or fraction thereof of weight of vehicle, as 1 12 fixed by the department. The weight of a motor vehicle, fixed 1 13 by the department for registration purposes, shall include the 1 14 weight of a battery, heater, bumpers, spare tire, and wheel. 1 15 Provided, however, that for any new vehicle purchased in this 1 16 state by a nonresident for removal to the nonresident's state 1 17 of residence the purchaser may make application to the county 1 18 treasurer in the county of purchase for a transit plate for 1 19 which a fee of ten dollars shall be paid. And provided, 1 20 however, that for any used vehicle held by a registered dealer 1 21 and not currently registered in this state, or for any vehicle 1 22 held by an individual and currently registered in this state, 1 23 when purchased in this state by a nonresident for removal to 1 24 the nonresident's state of residence, the purchaser may make 1 25 application to the county treasurer in the county of purchase 1 26 for a transit plate for which a fee of three dollars shall be 1 27 paid. The county treasurer shall issue a nontransferable 1 28 certificate of registration for which no refund shall be 1 29 allowed; and the transit plates shall be void thirty days 1 30 after issuance. Such purchaser may apply for a certificate of 1 31 title by surrendering the manufacturer's or importer's 1 32 certificate or certificate of title, duly assigned as provided 1 33 in this chapter. In this event, the treasurer in the county 1 34 of purchase shall, when satisfied with the genuineness and 1 35 regularity of the application, and upon payment of a fee of 2 1 ten dollars, issue a certificate of title in the name and 2 2 address of the nonresident purchaser delivering the same to 2 3 the person entitled to the title as provided in this chapter. 2 4 The provisions of this subsection relating to multipurpose 2 5 vehicles are effective January 1, 1993, for all 1993 and 2 6 subsequent model years. The annual registration fee for 2 7 multipurpose vehicles that are 1992 model years and older 2 8 shall be in accordance with section 321.124. 2 9 Sec. 2. Section 321.122, subsection 1, unnumbered 2 10 paragraph 1, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 2 11 The annual registration fee for truck tractors, road 2 12 tractors, and motor trucks with a combined gross weight 2 13 exceeding three tons, except motor trucks registered as 2 14 special trucks, shall be based on the combined gross weight of 2 15 the vehicle or combination of vehicles. All trucks, truck 2 16 tractors, or road tractors registered under this section shall 2 17 be registered for a gross weight equal to or in excess of the 2 18 unladen weight of the vehicle or combination of vehicles. The 2 19 annual registration fee fees for such vehicles or combination 2 20 of vehicles, except special trucks, shall be are as follows: 2 21 Sec. 3. Section 321.122, subsection 1, paragraph a, Code 2 22 2005, is amended by striking the paragraph. 2 23 EXPLANATION 2 24 This bill revises the method for calculating annual 2 25 registration fees for motor trucks with a combined gross 2 26 vehicle weight of three tons or less. Currently, such trucks 2 27 are registered for an annual fee of $65, which is reduced to 2 28 $55 when the vehicle is more than 10 model years old, $45 when 2 29 the vehicle is more than 13 model years old, and $35 when the 2 30 vehicle is more than 15 model years old. 2 31 The bill requires that motor trucks with a combined gross 2 32 weight of three tons or less be registered under the weight 2 33 and value system that applies to most other motor vehicles. 2 34 Under that system, registration fees are equal to 1 percent of 2 35 the value of the vehicle plus 40 cents for each 100 pounds of 3 1 weight of the vehicle. Registration fees based on weight and 3 2 value are automatically reduced according to the age of the 3 3 vehicle beginning when the vehicle is more than five model 3 4 years old. 3 5 LSB 1689XC 81 3 6 dea/pj/5
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