1 Jan

New Vermont DMV service offers online IFTA/IRP for truckers

first_imgccess Real Time Permits with New Online IFTA/IRP Service at Vermont.govMONTPELIER, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles today announces the availability of real-time permits with the release of a new online permitting service for International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and International Registration Plans (IRP). Available at https://secure.vermont.gov/DMV/irp/(link is external) the new online service is an upgrade to the previous paper- and fax-based service.‘This new process will save time and resources for fleet trucking companies, the DMV, and the taxpayers of Vermont.’The IFTA/IRP service allows out-of-state truckers and others to purchase 72-hour permits to travel through Vermont and pay apportionable fees, and is now accessible via the Internet 24 hours a day. The new service allows fleet drivers and companies to apply for permits, pay by credit card, and receive copies of new permits immediately.‘The new IRP and IFTA services are yet another way that the State of Vermont and the Department of Motor Vehicles in particular are answering the call for better e-government service,’ said Commissioner Robert Ide. ‘This new process will save time and resources for fleet trucking companies, the DMV, and the taxpayers of Vermont.’The service provides quicker turnaround times and lowers costs, significantly reducing the department’s costs related to handling these requests. The new online service also provides a comprehensive management tool to help administer the permitting process.Built for the Department of Motor Vehicles at no cost to Vermont taxpayers through a unique public-private partnership with Vermont Information Consortium (VIC), the new IRP-IFTA service is the latest in a suite of services launched by the DMV. Additional online services built by VIC include DMV Express (https://secure.vermont.gov/dmv/express(link is external)), Online License Reinstatements, and the Municipal Highways & Bridges Weight Limits service.About Vermont.govVermont.gov (http://www.Vermont.gov(link is external)) is the official Web portal of the State of Vermont. Vermont.gov is managed through a public-private partnership between the State of Vermont and Vermont Information Consortium, the Montpelier-based official eGovernment partner for the State of Vermont. The company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).About NICNIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,000 federal, state, and local agencies that serve 98 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com(link is external). Soruce: MONTPELIER, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles. 12.3.2010last_img read more

13 Aug

Senate-passed bill on ‘unborn person’ will not advance from Iowa House panel this year

first_imgDES MOINES — A key Republican lawmaker in the Iowa House says his committee will not advance a bill about the crime of fetal homicide that defines personhood as starting at conception. It means the bill is tabled for the remainder of the 2019 legislative session and not eligible for debate.The bill, which passed the Iowa Senate last week, would have increased the criminal penalty for a person who “causes the death of an unborn person” without consent from the mother. Republican Representative Steven Holt of Denison, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said with a Friday deadline looming for a committee vote on the bill, House members didn’t have enough time to get answers to all their questions.“Are the penalties appropriate? How do they match up with other states?” Holt said. “And the implications and the discussion, obviously, that we will have on that term ‘unborn person.’”Holt supports the bill and voted earlier this week to make it eligible for committee discussion. He said lawmakers may consider it next year. Opponents say the proposal could provide the path to a ban on abortion.last_img read more

11 Jan

Fort St. John 2013 tax rate bylaw approved

first_imgThe residential tax rate increases to 5.2261 from 5.2128 for 2012, while the light industrial rate moves up to 26.4928 from 26.4251. The business tax rate goes up from 14.6661 in 2012 to 14.7037 in 2013, while recreation increases to 11.0151 from 10.9870. Lastly, the farm rate rises from 14.3497 to 14.3865. Utilities remain unchanged at 40.00.This increase comes after most Fort St. John property owners saw a raise on their 2013 assessment notice. The Peace River assessment roll increased by approximately $1.75 billion, with most home owners seeing an increase of zero to 15 per cent. In Fort St. John the average assessed value for a single family residential property increased by 6.9 per cent over 2012. The tax rates from the Peace River Regional District decreased by .4 per cent, and hospital rate increased .1 per cent. – Advertisement -Now that the bylaw has been adopted, tax bills will be generated and sent out. Property taxes are due July 2, 2013.last_img read more