Bill Text: IA HF749 | 2019-2020 | 88th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to snowmobile user permits and registration fees. (Formerly HF 603 and HSB 104.)

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (? 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-04-18 - Subcommittee recommends passage. [HF749 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2019-HF749-Introduced.html
House File 749 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 749 BY COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS (SUCCESSOR TO HF 603) (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 104) A BILL FOR An Act relating to snowmobile user permits and registration 1 fees. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1930HZ (1) 88 js/rn
H.F. 749 Section 1. Section 321G.3, Code 2019, is amended to read as 1 follows: 2 321G.3 Registration and user permit required —— penalties. 3 1. Each snowmobile used by a resident on public land, public 4 ice, or a designated snowmobile trail of this state shall be 5 currently registered in this state pursuant to section 321G.4 . 6 A resident shall not operate, maintain, or give permission 7 for the operation or maintenance of a snowmobile on public 8 land, public ice, or a designated snowmobile trail unless the 9 snowmobile is registered in accordance with this chapter . 10 The owner of a snowmobile must also obtain a user permit in 11 accordance with section 321G.4A . 12 2. A violation of subsection 1 is punishable as a scheduled 13 violation under section 805.8B, subsection 2 , paragraph “a” . 14 When the scheduled fine is paid, the violator shall submit 15 proof to the department that a valid registration and user 16 permit have has been obtained by providing a copy of the 17 registration and user permit to the department within thirty 18 days of the date the fine is paid. A person who violates this 19 subsection is guilty of a simple misdemeanor. 20 Sec. 2. Section 321G.4, subsection 2, Code 2019, is amended 21 to read as follows: 22 2. The owner of the snowmobile shall file an application for 23 registration with the department through the county recorder 24 of the county of residence in the manner established by the 25 commission. The application shall be completed by the owner 26 and shall be accompanied by a fee of fifteen thirty dollars and 27 a writing fee as provided in section 321G.27 . A snowmobile 28 shall not be registered by the county recorder until the 29 county recorder is presented with receipts, bills of sale, 30 or other satisfactory evidence that the sales or use tax has 31 been paid for the purchase of the snowmobile or that the 32 owner is exempt from paying the tax. A snowmobile that has 33 an expired registration certificate from another state may be 34 registered in this state upon proper application, payment of 35 -1- LSB 1930HZ (1) 88 js/rn 1/ 4
H.F. 749 all applicable registration and writing fees, and payment of a 1 penalty of five dollars. 2 Sec. 3. Section 321G.4B, Code 2019, is amended to read as 3 follows: 4 321G.4B Nonresident requirements —— penalties. 5 1. A nonresident wishing to operate a snowmobile on public 6 land, public ice, or a designated snowmobile trail of this 7 state shall obtain a user permit in accordance with section 8 321G.4A from the department . A user permit shall be issued for 9 use on only one snowmobile and is not transferable. A user 10 permit shall be valid for the calendar year or time period 11 specified in the permit. In addition to obtaining a user 12 permit, a nonresident shall display a current registration 13 decal or other evidence of registration or numbering required 14 by the owner’s state of residence unless the owner resides in a 15 state that does not register or number snowmobiles. 16 2. A violation of subsection 1 is punishable as a scheduled 17 violation under section 805.8B, subsection 2 , paragraph “a” . 18 When the scheduled fine is paid, the violator shall submit 19 proof to the department that a user permit has been obtained 20 and provide evidence of registration or numbering as required 21 by the owner’s state of residence, if applicable, to the 22 department within thirty days of the date the fine is paid. 23 A person who violates this section is guilty of a simple 24 misdemeanor. 25 3. A county recorder or a license agent designated by the 26 director pursuant to section 483A.11 may issue user permits. 27 The fee for a user permit shall be fifteen dollars plus an 28 administrative fee established by the commission. A county 29 recorder or a license agent shall retain a writing fee from the 30 sale of each user permit as provided in section 321G.27. 31 Sec. 4. Section 321G.5, Code 2019, is amended to read as 32 follows: 33 321G.5 Display of registration and user permit decals. 34 The owner of a snowmobile shall display the registration 35 -2- LSB 1930HZ (1) 88 js/rn 2/ 4
H.F. 749 decal and user permit decal , if applicable, on the snowmobile 1 in the manner prescribed by the rules of the commission. 2 Sec. 5. Section 321G.6, subsections 1 and 4, Code 2019, are 3 amended to read as follows: 4 1. Every snowmobile registration certificate and 5 registration decal issued expires at midnight December 31 6 unless sooner terminated or discontinued in accordance with 7 this chapter or rules of the commission. After the first 8 day of September each year, an unregistered snowmobile 9 may be registered and a registration may be renewed in one 10 transaction. The fee is five dollars for the remainder of the 11 current year, in addition to the registration fee of fifteen 12 thirty dollars for the subsequent year beginning January 1, and 13 a writing fee as provided in section 321G.27 . 14 4. A county recorder or a license agent designated by the 15 director pursuant to section 483A.11 may issue snowmobile 16 registration renewals electronically pursuant to rules adopted 17 by the commission. The fee for a registration renewal issued 18 using an electronic system is fifteen thirty dollars plus an 19 administrative fee established by the commission and a writing 20 fee as provided in section 321G.27 . 21 Sec. 6. Section 321G.7, subsection 2, Code 2019, is amended 22 to read as follows: 23 2. The department shall remit the fees, including user 24 permit fees collected pursuant to section 321G.4A 321G.4B , to 25 the treasurer of state, who shall place the money in a special 26 snowmobile fund. The money is appropriated to the department 27 for the snowmobile programs of the state. The programs shall 28 include grants, subgrants, contracts, or cost-sharing of 29 snowmobile programs with political subdivisions or incorporated 30 private organizations or both, which may include the purchase, 31 ownership, and maintenance of trail grooming equipment, in 32 accordance with rules adopted by the commission. Snowmobile 33 fees may be used to support snowmobile programs on a usage 34 basis. At least seventy percent of the special fund shall be 35 -3- LSB 1930HZ (1) 88 js/rn 3/ 4
H.F. 749 available for political subdivisions or incorporated private 1 organizations or both. Moneys from the special fund not 2 used by the political subdivisions or incorporated private 3 organizations or both shall remain in the fund and may be used 4 by the department for the administration of the snowmobile 5 programs. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys in the special 6 fund shall not revert to the general fund of the state at 7 the end of a fiscal year. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, 8 subsection 2 , interest or earnings on moneys in the special 9 fund shall remain in the fund. 10 Sec. 7. Section 331.602, subsection 16, Code 2019, is 11 amended to read as follows: 12 16. Issue snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle registrations 13 and user permits as provided in sections 321G.4 , 321G.4A 14 321G.4B , 321G.6 , 321G.21 , 321I.4 , 321I.5 , 321I.7 , and 321I.22 . 15 Sec. 8. Section 331.605, subsection 1, paragraph d, Code 16 2019, is amended to read as follows: 17 d. For the issuance of snowmobile registrations and user 18 permits, the fees specified in sections 321G.4 and 321G.4A 19 321G.4B . 20 Sec. 9. REPEAL. Section 321G.4A, Code 2019, is repealed. 21 EXPLANATION 22 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 23 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 24 This bill relates to snowmobile user permits and 25 registration fees. The bill eliminates a requirement that a 26 resident snowmobile operator must obtain a user permit from 27 the department of natural resources in addition to registering 28 the snowmobile to operate a snowmobile on public land, public 29 ice, or a designated snowmobile trail of the state. The 30 requirements to purchase a user permit and display registration 31 of the snowmobile are still applicable to a nonresident 32 snowmobile operator. 33 The bill raises the annual registration fee for a snowmobile 34 from $15 to $30. 35 -4- LSB 1930HZ (1) 88 js/rn 4/ 4
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