Bill Text: AZ HB2257 | 2012 | Fiftieth Legislature 2nd Regular | Introduced

Bill Title: Vehicle mileage tax; electric vehicles

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2012-01-18 - Referred to House ENR Committee [HB2257 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2012-HB2257-Introduced.html




REFERENCE TITLE: vehicle mileage tax; electric vehicles




State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fiftieth Legislature

Second Regular Session




HB 2257


Introduced by

Representative Farley





amending title 28, chapter 16, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding article 7; amending section 28‑6501, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to the vehicle mileage tax.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Title 28, chapter 16, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding article 7, to read:


START_STATUTE28-6051.  Imposition of vehicle mileage tax; electric vehicles; definitions

A.  In addition to all other taxes provided by law, a vehicle mileage tax of one cent per mile driven is imposed on electric vehicles that are driven on highways in this state.

B.  The department shall collect the tax and shall adopt rules necessary to implement this article.

C.  On or before December 31 of each year, the department shall increase the tax rate prescribed by subsection A of this section for the following tax year based on the average annual percentage increase, if any, in the GDP price deflator in the two most recent complete state fiscal years.

D.  For the purposes of this section:

1.  "Electric vehicle" means a vehicle that is propelled by a motor that is powered by electrical energy from rechargeable batteries or another source on the vehicle or from an external source in, on or above the street and that Is not capable of being powered by motor vehicle fuel or use fuel.

2.  "GDP price deflator" means the average of the four implicit price deflators for the gross domestic product reported by the United States department of commerce or its successor for the four quarters of the state fiscal year. END_STATUTE

Sec. 2.  Section 28-6501, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE28-6501.  Definition of highway user revenues

In this article, unless the context otherwise requires or except as otherwise provided by statute, "highway user revenues" means all monies received in this state from licenses, taxes, penalties, interest and fees authorized by the following:

1.  Chapters 2, 7, 8 and 15 of this title, except for:

(a)  The special plate administration fees prescribed in sections 28‑2404, 28‑2412 through 28‑2448 and 28‑2514.

(b)  The donations prescribed in sections 28‑2404, 28‑2412 through 28‑2415, 28‑2417 through 28‑2448, 28‑2453, 28‑2454 and 28‑2455.

2.  Section 28‑1177.

3.  Chapters 10 and 11 of this title.

4.  Chapter 16, articles 1, 2, and 4 and 7 of this title, except as provided in sections 28‑5926 and 28‑5927. END_STATUTE

Sec. 3.  Requirements for enactment; two-thirds vote

Pursuant to article IX, section 22, Constitution of Arizona, this act is effective only on the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the members of each house of the legislature and is effective immediately on the signature of the governor or, if the governor vetoes this act, on the subsequent affirmative vote of at least three-fourths of the members of each house of the legislature.