Bill Text: TX SB1076 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to imposing an additional fee for the registration of an alternatively fueled vehicle.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-03 - Left pending in committee [SB1076 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB1076-Introduced.html
  86R9121 AAF-D
 
  By: Watson S.B. No. 1076
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to imposing an additional fee for the registration of an
  alternatively fueled vehicle.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 502.198(a), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Sections 502.058, 502.060,
  502.1911, 502.192, 502.356, [and] 502.357, and 502.360 and
  Subchapter H, this section applies to all fees collected by a county
  assessor-collector under this chapter.
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter G, Chapter 502, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 502.360 to read as follows:
         Sec. 502.360.  ADDITIONAL FEE FOR ALTERNATIVELY FUELED
  VEHICLES. (a) In this section, "alternatively fueled vehicle" has
  the meaning assigned by Section 502.004.
         (b)  In addition to other fees authorized under this chapter,
  at the time of application for registration or renewal of
  registration of an alternatively fueled vehicle, the applicant
  shall pay an additional fee as determined by the department under
  Subsection (c).
         (c)  The department shall, for each class of vehicle
  registered under this chapter:
               (1)  develop a methodology for determining the fee
  under Subsection (b) that calculates the fee based on the average
  annual amount of taxes imposed under Chapter 162, Tax Code, that an
  alternatively fueled vehicle of that class of vehicle would pay if
  the vehicle operated only on gasoline or diesel fuel; and
               (2)  set the fee in an amount of not less than 75
  percent and not more than 85 percent of the amount calculated under
  Subdivision (1).
         (d)  The department shall review and update each fee
  calculated under Subsection (c) at least once every five years.
         (e)  An alternatively fueled vehicle that may be registered
  under this chapter without payment of a registration fee may be
  registered without payment of the additional fee.
         (f)  The additional fee shall be collected for an
  alternatively fueled vehicle when other fees imposed under this
  chapter are collected.
         (g)  Fees collected under this section shall be deposited to
  the credit of the state highway fund.
         (h)  The board shall adopt rules necessary to administer
  registration for an alternatively fueled vehicle under this
  section.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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