SB 201
Replaces the current motor vehicle registration fee system with a system based on fuel economy
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Last Action:
5/17/2019 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 201-Romine
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2019

Current Bill Summary

SB 201 - This act replaces the current registration fee system for certain motor vehicles, based on horsepower, with a fee system that is based on the vehicles' combined city/highway fuel economy.

Noncommercial motor vehicles rated at less than 29 miles per gallon (MPG), as defined in the act, shall pay a base fee of $24. Vehicles rated at more than 29 but less than 61 MPG shall pay an additional fee of $6 per MPG by which the vehicle exceeds 29 MPG. Vehicles rated at 61 MPG or more shall pay a fee equivalent to the fee for a vehicle rated at 60 MPG. Vehicles subject to the alternative fuel decal fee shall pay registration fees equal to those of vehicles rated at greater than 61 MPG, in addition to the fees required for the alternative fuel decal. The act does not modify registration fees for motorcycles, motortricycles, or autocycles.

The Director of the Department of Revenue shall determine vehicles' MPG rating based on the vehicles' combined city/highway miles per gallon rating as included on the fuel economy label provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, or as obtained using a vehicle identification number decoding system. If a MPG rating can not be determined, the motor vehicle shall be rated at 29 MPG, or shall not be rated if it is subject to the alternative fuel decal requirement.

This act takes effect on August 28, 2021.

This act is similar to HB 500 (2019).



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