House File 419 - Reprinted HOUSE FILE 419 BY COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 40) (As Amended and Passed by the House March 23, 2021 ) A BILL FOR An Act allowing counties to collect a fee for the issuance 1 and renewal of driver’s licenses and nonoperator’s 2 identification cards to persons who reside outside the 3 county. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 HF 419 (3) 89 th/ns/md
H.F. 419 Section 1. Section 321M.9, subsection 1, Code 2021, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 1. Fees to counties. 3 a. Notwithstanding any other provision in the Code to the 4 contrary, the county treasurer of a county authorized to issue 5 driver’s licenses under this chapter shall retain for deposit 6 in the county general fund seven dollars of fees received for 7 each issuance or renewal of driver’s licenses and nonoperator’s 8 identification cards, but shall not retain any moneys for 9 the issuance of any persons with disabilities identification 10 devices. The five dollar processing fee charged by a county 11 treasurer for collection of a civil penalty under section 12 321J.17 shall be retained for deposit in the county general 13 fund. The county treasurer shall remit the balance of fees and 14 all civil penalties to the department. 15 b. A county authorized to issue driver’s licenses under 16 this chapter may charge, in addition to any other fee imposed 17 by law, a convenience fee for the issuance or renewal of a 18 driver’s license or nonoperator’s identification card to a 19 person who is not a resident of the county, unless that person 20 or the spouse of that person pays property tax to the county 21 and provides proof of payment such as a receipt as provided in 22 section 445.5, subsection 6, written or verbal confirmation 23 from the county treasurer, report from the department of 24 revenue, bank statement, financing statement, or another form 25 of proof as determined by the county. The authorization to 26 charge a convenience fee shall be interpreted narrowly and any 27 question about whether charging the fee is authorized shall 28 be resolved in favor of the nonresident person if the person 29 provides any evidence that the person or the person’s spouse 30 paid property tax in the county, and any evidence that the 31 person and the person’s spouse are married, if applicable. The 32 convenience fee shall be ten dollars. The county treasurer 33 shall retain the collected fee for deposit in the county 34 general fund. 35 -1- HF 419 (3) 89 th/ns/md 1/ 1