Since its inception, the International Registration Plan has provided a sound platform to facilitate a registration reciprocity agreement that would be fair to the motor transportation industry and provides each member jurisdiction a fair share of revenue from vehicle registration fees based on distance traveled.
Since the establishment of IRP, Inc., the association has evolved to meet the needs of the International Registration Plan and its members by providing essential programs and leadership to ensure the success of the IRP.
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AAMVA forms a sub-committee to develop a plan to incorporate all theories of reciprocity.
Reciprocity, as applied specifically to motor vehicles, is the granting of privileges or exemptions by one jurisdiction to vehicles or owners of vehicles when such vehicles are properly registered in another jurisdiction granting similar privileges or exemptions. Simply stated, you can drive your vehicles in and through my jurisdiction if I can drive my vehicles in and through your jurisdiction.
An Ad Hoc Committee for National Proportional Registration forms at the 1972 AAMVA International Conference, assigned with the task of developing the proposed plan into an agreement acceptable to both industry and the licensing jurisdictions. The committee is made up of motor vehicle administrators from AAMVA's four regions.
Four meetings of the Ad Hoc Committee take place where some areas of the plan were re-worked or expanded, and the plan gains favor among jurisdictions studying the feasibility of the agreement.
Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee initiate this "Pilot Agreement” to put into effect a prototype of the agreement based on the work of the Ad Hoc Committee.
As the final draft of the plan is being prepared in July, the name is changed to the International Registration Plan (IRP). At the AAMVA International Conference, the project is presented and a resolution is passed making IRP a reality, with the hope of creating the first national uniform interjurisdictional registration plan.
IRP becomes international when Alberta becomes the first Canadian IRP jurisdiction.
The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act is signed into law in the US, establishing an approach to highway and transit funding with collaborative planning requirements.
IRP, Inc. is created to serve as the repository of IRP providing for a stronger leadership board to determine the future and direction of the plan.
The Federal Highway Administration and IRP, Inc. sign a cooperative agreement to implement a pilot project for an electronic Clearinghouse between the IRP jurisdictions in order to facilitate the electronic exchange and reconcilement of registration information and fees among jurisdictions.
IRP, Inc. establishes its own budget and Board of Directors, separate from AAMVA.
On July 1, the Ballot 333, or the Plan Re-Write Ballot, becomes effective. The re-write gives greater clarity and uniformity in determining IRP registration fees, incorporates principals of reasonableness and accountability concerning Plan administration and provides for the full implementation of NAFTA with anticipation of Mexico to join the Plan as a member jurisdiction.
IRP, Inc. becomes a fully independent organization. AAMVA is no longer a voting member of IRP, Inc., removing the last formal tie between the two organizations.
On Jan. 1, Ballot 384, Full Reciprocity Plan, becomes effective. With this change, registrant cab cards reflect all member jurisdictions and fees are based on the actual operation of the fleet during the preceding reporting period. This change allows greater flexibility for motor carriers and reduces the complexity of IRP administration.
Today, the 48 contiguous US States, the District of Columbia and ten Canadian provinces are all members of IRP and participate in the Plan, which authorizes registration of over 2.0 million commercial vehicles. In addition, the repository continues to have an open dialogue with Mexico on entering the IRP.