SB 377

Sponsor
Session
Regular Session 2018
Title
Colbert Co., gasoline tax, three cents per gallon, distrib. to co. and mun. for road and bridge construction
Description

Relating to Colbert County; to authorize the Colbert County Commission to levy a road and bridge construction excise tax on gasoline and other motor fuels; to provide for the distribution of the proceeds to the county road and bridge fund to be used by the county and municipalities in the county for road and bridge construction in the county.

Subjects
Counties
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Relating to Colbert County; to authorize the Colbert County Commission to levy a road and bridge construction excise tax on gasoline and other motor fuels; to provide for the distribution of the proceeds to the county road and bridge fund to be used by the county and municipalities in the county for road and bridge construction in the county.

Section 1

(a) This act shall only apply to Colbert County. (b) For the purposes of this act, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (1) DISTRIBUTOR. The term as defined in Section 40-17-322, Code of Alabama 1975. (2) MOTOR FUEL. Gasoline, blended fuel, and diesel fuel as those terms are defined in Section 40-17-322, Code of Alabama 1975. (3) PERSON. Any individual, corporation, partnership, or other entity. (4) STORER. Any person who ships, causes to be shipped, or receives in any quantities, stores in any manner, and withdraws or uses motor fuels for any purpose. (c) The Colbert County Commission may levy a road and bridge excise tax on persons selling, distributing, storing, or withdrawing from storage for any purpose whatsoever, motor fuels within the county at the rate not to exceed three cents ($.03) per gallon. The county commission shall require every distributor, retail dealer, or storer of gasoline or diesel fuel to pay the tax on the selling, distributing, or withdrawing from storage gasoline and diesel fuel in the county for any purpose or use. (d) It is the intent of this act that the tax be collected by the distributor. The distributor shall collect and pay the tax on the basis of distributions. If the tax levied under this act has been collected and paid by a distributor, that payment shall be sufficient, the intention being that the tax shall be paid once. If the tax has not been collected and paid by the distributor, the retail dealer or storer shall be liable for the tax if gasoline or diesel fuel is sold or withdrawn from storage in the county. A retail dealer paying the tax provided in this section shall pay the tax on the basis of sales and a storer shall pay the tax on the basis of withdrawals from storage. (e) The county commission shall provide for the administration and collection of the tax subject to the provisions of this act. The county commission may establish civil penalties for failure to comply with this act and otherwise provide for the enforcement of this act. (f) The following shall be exempt from the tax: (1) Motor fuel used in governmental functions by the federal government or any agency of the federal government, the state or any agency of the state, county governing agencies, municipalities, and boards of education. (2) Motor fuel sold in interstate commerce. (3) Dyed diesel fuel as defined in Section 40-17-332, Code of Alabama 1975, except dyed diesel fuel used to operate a highway vehicle by a nonexempt person or entity. (4) Aviation fuel as defined in Section 40-17-322, Code of Alabama 1975. (5) A refinery that uses motor fuel in the refinery process. (6) A person who holds a federal permit to blend motor fuels under federal law who pays a federal excise tax on motor fuels directly to the federal government when the person uses gasoline in this state in the blending process. (g) The county commission may administer and collect the tax; contract for the collection of the tax as authorized in Section 11-3-11.2, Code of Alabama 1975; or contract with the Department of Revenue to administer and collect the excise tax pursuant to Section 11-3-11.3, Code of Alabama 1975. Any county commission that elects to administer and collect, or contract for the collection of, the excise tax shall have the same rights, remedies, power, and authority, including the right to adopt and implement the same procedures, as would be available to the Department of Revenue if the excise tax was being administered, enforced, and collected by the department. (h) The net proceeds of any excise tax imposed under authority of this amendment shall be deposited into the Colbert County Road and Bridge Fund, or similar fund, to be expended as follows: Two-thirds of the net proceeds shall be expended by the county for the repair, replacement, and construction of roads, bridges, and overpasses in the county; and one-third of the net proceeds shall be further distributed to the incorporated municipalities in the county based on the percent that the population of each municipality bears to the total population of all municipalities in the county. The funds distributed to each municipality shall only be expended for the repairs, replacement, and construction of roads, bridges, and overpasses in the municipality. No portion of any proceeds either to the county or a municipality shall be used for salaries, wages, equipment purchases, or maintenance.

Section 2

This act shall become effective immediately following its passage and approval by the Governor, upon the expiration of an existing tax on gasoline and motor fuel authorized to be levied by local law in the county.

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Action Date Chamber Action
March 28, 2018SForwarded to Governor at 6:11 p.m. on March 28, 2018
March 28, 2018HSignature Requested
March 28, 2018SEnrolled
March 28, 2018SPassed Second House
March 28, 2018HMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 1074
March 28, 2018HThird Reading Passed
March 27, 2018HRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
March 22, 2018HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Local Legislation
March 21, 2018SMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 1017
March 21, 2018SThird Reading Passed
March 20, 2018SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
March 8, 2018SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Local Legislation
2018-03-28
Chamber: House
Result: Failed
2018-03-21
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed