SCS/HCS/HB 882 - This act modifies provisions relating to agriculture.
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.
These provisions are identical to provisions contained in SCS/HCS/HB 388 (2015), the perfected HB 854 (2015), HCS/SCS/SB 131 (2015), and are substantially similar to provisions contained in HB 664 (2015) and HB 1005 (2015).
ETHANOL PRODUCERS (Section 142.029) - 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), and is similar to the perfected HB 854 (2015), HCS/SCS/SB 131 (2015), and HCS/SB 500 (2015).
AGRIMISSOURI TRADEMARK (Section 261.235) - Currently, the AgriMissouri Advisory Commission for Marketing Missouri Agricultural Products may establish a fee structure for sellers electing to use the AgriMissouri trademark associated with Missouri agricultural products with the fee varying depending upon the amount of the seller's gross annual sales. Under this act, the provisions regarding the fee structure varying depending upon the amount of the seller's gross annual sales are repealed, and instead this act allows the AgriMissouri Advisory Commission to adopt a fee structure so long as the fees established and collected do not yield revenue greater than the costs of administering the objectives of the AgriMissouri Advisory Commission and the AgriMissouri trademark to sellers using the trademark in the ensuing year.
This provision is identical to SB 361 (2015), and provisions contained in SCS/HB 233 (2015) and HCS/SCS/SB 131 (2015).
AGRI-READY COUNTY DESIGNATION PROGRAM (Section 261.320) -
This act establishes the Agri-Ready County Designation Program within the Department of Agriculture. In order to qualify as an Agri-Ready County, a county shall not perform certain acts as set forth in this act. Further, Agri-Ready Counties shall allow land application of nutrients and crop protection products at a rate no less than the minimum agronomic rate. Any county that receives a designation as an Agri-Ready County from the Department of Agriculture shall submit an annual report to the Department detailing certain information as required under this act. If the Department of Agriculture determines that a county no longer meets the requirements of an Agri-Ready County, the Department may withdraw the Agri-Ready County designation.
This act requires that the Department of Agriculture develop an Agri-Ready County logo and maintain a list of all Agri-Ready Counties on its website. Such logo may be used by designated counties on any sign, brochure, website, or other marketing material. This act also allows such Agri-Ready Counties to request from the Department of Transportation a sign that shows such Agri-Ready County designation with the costs borne by the county making such request. Further, this act requires the Department of Agriculture to give priority application status to any application business located in an Agri-Ready County for any loan, permit, or license issued by the Department.
This provision is similar to a provision contained in HCS/SCS/SB 131 (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 SCS/HCS/HB 388 (2015), HCS/SCS/SB 131 (2015), HB 375 (2015), and 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), HCS/HB 388 (2015), and HCS/SCS/SB 131 (2015). This provision is similar to HB 146 (2015), 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 identical to a provision contained in HCS/SCS/SB 131 (2015), and is substantially similar to SCS/SB 520 (2015) and HCS/SB 500 (2015).