RS27223 / H0375
This proposal amends Idaho Code section 49-2203(2), to increase the Hazardous Material endorsement ten
dollar ($10.00) fee by five dollars ($5.00) to a fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) per endorsement, to provide
necessary funding to meet current needs of the Hazardous material/hazardous waste transportation enforcement
fund, but to also fund the personnel and equipment costs for the current 5 ISP Hazardous Materials Specialists,
for a full 12 months of the year and to ensure the fund is sustainable for the future. The current $10.00
annual endorsement fees charged commercial vehicles for an Idaho Hazardous Material Endorsement pursuant
to Idaho Code section 49-2203(2), and the $20.00 single trip and $250.00 annual fee for Hazardous Waste
Endorsement pursuant to Idaho Code section 49-2202(2)-(3) do not fully support the ISP Hazardous Material
program. Currently the funds from this account provide personnel costs for 5 Hazardous Materials Specialists.
An increase in the fees collected would help cover costs for attending, training, and providing, hazardous
materials response training to first responders throughout the state, upkeep of and updating hazardous material
response equipment as needed, and ensure the fund is sustainable for the future.
ITD administers the Hazardous Material permits and the only change to their system is to increase the fee
amount. Currently when ITD sells a ten dollar ($10) Hazardous Material permit, ITD retains two dollars ($2)
and transfers the remaining eight dollars ($8) to ISP. The proposed increase will raise the fee to fifteen dollars
($15) and ISP will receive thirteen dollars ($13) per permit. The fee increase will bring in approximately
two hundred sixty-six thousand four hundred dollars ($266,400) based on 53,285 permits sold in FY18. This
increase will cover the current cash shortage and estimated shortages forecasted in the future of the Hazardous
Material program.
Scott Hanson
Idaho State Police
(208) 884-7220
DISCLAIMER: This statement of purpose and fiscal note are a mere attachment to this bill and prepared by a proponent
of the bill. It is neither intended as an expression of legislative intent nor intended for any use outside of the legislative
process, including judicial review (Joint Rule 18).
Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Note Bill SOP/FN INTRODUCED: 01/29/2020, 8:23 AM

Statutes affected:
Bill Text: 49-2203