RS30290 / S1081
This bill will improve Idaho’s road safety, ensure more drivers on Idaho roads are covered by insurance,
enhance driver education and training for all Idahoans, improve safety of law enforcement officers, reduce the
severity and extent of motor vehicle collisions, and generate additional state revenue for Idaho Transportation
Department (ITD) programs. If enacted, the bill makes a Restricted Driver’s License available to all persons
residing in Idaho. It is also an alternative to the STAR Card, or REAL ID, and would make available class D
driving privileges to all persons who can verify their identity and that they live in Idaho. The restricted driver’s
license would be issued by ITD, or other authorized vendors (including a county if it chooses to opt-in), and
would have to be renewed every 2 years at a cost of $50. The Restricted Driver’s License would be limited
to driving purposes only, it would have a distinguishable appearance, and conspicuous words of limitation
to ensure the card is not used for voting, to purchase firearms, or to exercise any other rights or privileges
reserved to citizens.
The Restricted Driver’s License program will be net revenue positive. Revenue of $867,847 is expected in
year one, and thereafter is projected to gradually decline until flattening in year 8 at $291,675 per year. Costs
of program administration are estimated at $92,000 for startup costs and $296,778 for program operation, ,
and thereafter program costs are projected to gradually decline until flattening in year 8 at $254,890 per year.
Increased ancillary economic activity is estimated (over the first 30 months) to raise an additional $696,000 in
vehicle registrations, $87,000 in title fees, as well as increased sales taxes and license plate fees.
Senator Jim Guthrie
(208) 332-1000
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: 02/10/2023, 9:29 AM

Statutes affected:
Bill Text: 49-303, 49-306, 49-307, 49-313, 49-317, 49-318, 49-319, 49-321