Bill Description: Senate Bill 1113 clarifies that privately owned, noncommercial vehicles do not have to stop at ports of entry or checking stations.
Does it directly or indirectly create or increase penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for nonviolent crimes? Conversely, does it eliminate or decrease penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for non-violent crimes?
As written, Idaho law requires "all vehicles or combinations of vehicles with a maximum gross weight of 10,000 pounds or more transporting livestock" to stop at all ports of entry or checking stations established by the Idaho Transportation Department.
Senate Bill 1113 amends Section 40-511, Idaho Code, to add the following clarification:
"Notwithstanding the other requirements of this section, any privately owned, noncommercial vehicle or combination of privately owned, noncommercial vehicles shall not be required to stop at any port of entry or checking station established by the Idaho transportation department. Recreational vehicles and horse trailers shall not be considered commercial vehicles if such vehicles are privately owned and are not being used for a commercial purpose."
This new language makes it clear that a privately owned pickup pulling a horse trailer can bypass a port of entry or checking station without violating the law.
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