HB 388 Modifies provisions relating to weight limitations for vehicles hauling livestock and agricultural products

Current Bill Summary

- Prepared by Senate Research -

SCS/HCS/HB 388 - This act modifies provisions relating to the role of agriculture in transportation.

ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLE TAX CREDITS (Sections 135.710 & 135.711) - This act creates a tax credit for purchasing a new alternative fuel vehicle. The amount of the credit varies depending upon the weight of the vehicle as set forth in this act. Further, any alternative fuel vehicle that uses a qualified motor fuel may exceed the maximum vehicle weight limit prescribed by law by 2,000 pounds.

Currently, the alternative fuel vehicle refueling property tax credit has a cumulative cap of $1 million for all tax credits claimed. Under this act, this cap will apply jointly with a tax credit for purchasing an alternative fuel vehicle.

This program will sunset on December 31, 2021. This provision is substantially similar to HB 664 (2015).

ETHANOL PRODUCERS (Section 149.029) - Currently, the economic subsidies that are available to Missouri qualified fuel ethanol producers will expire on December 31, 2015. This act repeals this expiration date, and allows the expiration date for such subsidies to revert to December 31, 2019.

This provision is identical to SB 371 (2015).

LOG TRUCKS (Section 301.010) - Currently, local log trucks and local log truck tractors may only transport harvested forest products within a 100-mile radius of the forested site. This act expands the distance in which the trucks can be operated to a 200-mile radius.

This provision is identical to a provision contained in HCS/HBs 1235 & 1214 (2014).

LIVESTOCK AND GRAIN (Section 304.180) - This act adds livestock to the current milk exemption for weight limitations on highways, and applies such exemption to all highways with the exception of Interstates. This act also allows weight limitations to be exceeded by as much as 10% on highways for hauling grain and grain co-products during harvest.

This provision is identical to SS/SCS/SB 12 (2015), and is similar to SS/SCS/HCS/HB 1326 (2014), HCS/SB 506 (2014), HB 1214 (2014), HCS/HBs 1235 & 1214 (2014), HCS/HB 1640 (2014), and SCS/HCS/HB 1937 (2014).

PER BARREL MOTOR FUEL INSPECTION FEE (Section 414.082) - Currently, the fee for the inspection of certain motor fuels shall not be less than 1.5 cents per barrel and shall not exceed 2.5 cents per barrel. Under this act, the per barrel fee shall not exceed 4 cents from 2016 to 2020, and shall not exceed 5 cents from 2021 and thereafter.

This provision is substantially similar to SCS/SB 520 (2015).


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