House Study Bill 76 - Introduced HOUSE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES BILL BY CHAIRPERSON RAYHONS) A BILL FOR An Act relating to snowmobile registration and permit fees. 1 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 2 TLSB 1966HC (2) 84 dea/nh
H.F. _____ Section 1. Section 321G.4, subsection 2, Code 2011, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 2. The owner of the snowmobile shall file an application 3 for registration with the department through a county recorder 4 in the manner established by the commission. The application 5 shall be completed by the owner and shall be accompanied by a 6 fee of fifteen thirty dollars and a writing fee as provided 7 in section 321G.27 . A snowmobile shall not be registered by 8 the county recorder until the county recorder is presented 9 with receipts, bills of sale, or other satisfactory evidence 10 that the sales or use tax has been paid for the purchase of 11 the snowmobile or that the owner is exempt from paying the 12 tax. A snowmobile that has an expired registration certificate 13 from another state may be registered in this state upon proper 14 application, payment of all applicable registration and writing 15 fees, and payment of a penalty of five dollars. 16 Sec. 2. Section 321G.4A, subsection 2, Code 2011, is amended 17 to read as follows: 18 2. A county recorder or a license agent designated by the 19 director pursuant to section 483A.11 may issue user permits. 20 The fee for a user permit shall be fifteen twenty-five dollars 21 plus an administrative fee established by the commission. A 22 county recorder or a license agent shall retain a writing 23 fee from the sale of each user permit as provided in section 24 321G.27 . 25 Sec. 3. Section 321G.6, subsections 1 and 4, Code 2011, are 26 amended to read as follows: 27 1. Every snowmobile registration certificate and 28 registration decal issued expires at midnight December 31 29 unless sooner terminated or discontinued in accordance with 30 this chapter or rules of the commission. After the first 31 day of September each year, an unregistered snowmobile 32 may be registered and a registration may be renewed in one 33 transaction. The fee is five dollars for the remainder of the 34 current year, in addition to the registration fee of fifteen 35 -1- LSB 1966HC (2) 84 dea/nh 1/ 2
H.F. _____ thirty dollars for the subsequent year beginning January 1, and 1 a writing fee as provided in section 321G.27 . 2 4. A county recorder or a license agent designated by the 3 director pursuant to section 483A.11 may issue snowmobile 4 registration renewals electronically pursuant to rules adopted 5 by the commission. The fee for a registration renewal issued 6 using an electronic system is fifteen thirty dollars plus an 7 administrative fee established by the commission and a writing 8 fee as provided in section 321G.27 . 9 EXPLANATION 10 This bill increases the annual fee for registration of 11 a snowmobile from $15 to $30. In addition, the fee for a 12 nonresident user permit is increased from $15 to $25. 13 Pursuant to current law, snowmobile registration fees 14 and permit fees are deposited in a special snowmobile fund 15 and appropriated to the department of natural resources for 16 snowmobile programs, with at least 50 percent of the moneys 17 available for political subdivisions and incorporated private 18 organizations. 19 Every snowmobile operated on public land or ice in the state 20 is required to be registered annually with the department, 21 except snowmobiles owned and used by the United States, 22 another state, or a political subdivision of another state 23 and snowmobiles used exclusively as farm implements. State 24 agencies and political subdivisions of this state are exempt 25 from payment of the annual registration fee. 26 -2- LSB 1966HC (2) 84 dea/nh 2/ 2