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Bill Detail: HB21-1205

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Title Electric Vehicle Road Usage Equalization Fee
Status House Committee on Energy & Environment Postpone Indefinitely (03/24/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles
House Sponsors A. Pico (R)
Senate Sponsors
House Committee Energy and Environment
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 03/04/2021

The bill requires a road usage equalization fee (equalization fee)
to be imposed at the time of annual registration on each plug-in electric
motor vehicle that is required to be registered in the state. The fee is set
in an amount that is estimated to achieve parity between the aggregate
amount of motor vehicle registration fees and motor fuel excise taxes paid
per vehicle by owners of plug-in electric motor vehicles and vehicles

fueled by gasoline, diesel, or other special fuels and is annually adjusted
for inflation.
The executive directors of the department of transportation and the
department of revenue are required to form a joint working group to
develop recommendations as to whether and to what extent the
equalization fee should be adjusted to achieve the goal of maintaining
parity between plug-in electric motor vehicle owners and owners of motor
vehicles that use motor fuel for propulsion with respect to the aggregate
amount in motor vehicle registration fees and motor fuel taxes paid. The
recommendations must include recommendations as to whether the road
equalization fee needs to be adjusted to account for changes to motor fuel
excise tax rates or the imposition of other government charges that are
calculated on the basis of motor fuel consumption, whether the amount
of the fee should be different for personal and commercial vehicles, or
whether the amount of the fee should vary based on specified factors.
After the joint working group reports to the executive directors, the
executive directors or their designees must prepare a written report
regarding the recommendations for presentation to the transportation
legislation review committee during the 2022 legislative interim.
Revenue generated by the fee:
  • Must be credited to the highway users tax fund (HUTF)
and distributed pursuant to the existing second stream
HUTF allocation formula as follows:
  • 60% to the state highway fund;
  • 22% to counties; and
  • 18% to municipalities; and
  • Must be used only for maintenance of existing highways,
streets, and roads.

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