Law & Order

Idaho Bills to Increase Registration Fees Die as Legislature Adjourns

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The SEMA Action Network (SAN)-opposed legislation that would have increased annual registration fees for motor vehicles weighing 8,000 lbs. or less died when the Idaho Legislature adjourned for the year. The fee increase would have varied depending on the age of the vehicle. The bills would have increased the annual registration fees from $48 to $96 for vehicles 1–2 years old; from $36 to $72 for vehicles 3–4 years old; from $36 to $72 for vehicles 5–6 years old; from $24 to $48 for vehicles 7–8 years old; and from $24 to $48 for vehicles more than 8 years old. 

Further, these measures made no special exception for hobby cars, such as kits, classics, old timers, reconstructed, replica, specially constructed and street rods that constitute a small portion of the vehicle fleet, are infrequently operated and deserving of lower registration fees.

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