Road Fund

Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

     The purpose of this bill is to require persons with a mobility impairment placard (handicap parking placard) to have on the placard a photograph of the person to whom the placard is issued.
     Currently, handicap parking placards are ordered in bulk and are consecutively numbered. These placards are distributed through the Division of Motor Vehicles’ central location in response to an application by mobility impaired individuals.
     The least costly distribution would still be through the Division’s central location, but with the addition of a photograph additional equipment and personnel would be required.
     The current Driver’s License vendor has provided a quote to provide an all- inclusive process that would include the following on a per cost basis of $5 for each placard:
     - Creating/retrieving daily batch of placards to print
     - Retrieving application images
     - Printing placards
     - Reporting
     - Labor
     - Equipment
     - Consumables
     - First Class postage
     It has also been suggested that due to privacy considerations a sleeve would be needed to obscure the photograph image on the placard. This could add an additional $0.11 per placard.
     There are no current revenues associated with the distribution of handicap placards per Federal Rule.
     The Division currently has approximately 420,000 handicap placards distributed. The cost associated with replacing these placards with a new placard to include a photograph would be approximately $2,146,200.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 2,146,200 2,146,200 2,146,200
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 2,146,200 2,146,200 2,146,200
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):

    Cost to replace current placards
     with new photo inclusive placards 20,000 x $5.11 = $2,146,200
    The Division distributes placards at
     no cost to the consumer per Federal Rule $ 0.00



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Jerry L. Conrad
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