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House Bill 156

House Bill 156

Phil Haunschild
February 21, 2017

Bill description: Owners of all park model recreational vehicles (think tiny homes), would now pay the same fees.

Rating: +1

Does it directly or indirectly create or increase any taxes, fees, or other assessments? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce any taxes, fees, or other assessments? 

Currently, regulation of Park Model Recreational Vehicles in the Idaho Code is inconsistent.  The Code defines these vehicles in five different ways, in chapters 39-4201, 49-117, 49-121, 55-2003, and 63-3622HH. This bill would create in 49-117 a single standard for these vehicles.

The bill would reduce fees for wider park models by allowing them to be titled, registered, and licensed as vehicles. Owners can currently register and title their park models under 8.5 feet in width as vehicles that are not subject to personal property taxes. Owners of park models over 8.5 feet in width cannot register them as vehicles and must pay much higher property taxes on them.

This bill could substantially reduce the fees paid. Depending on the county, the owner of a $10,000 wider vehicle could realize a decrease from $140 to $53.50 in title and registration fees. (+1)

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