S.B.625. Requiring a local referendum to impose a wheel tax. (FE)

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Summary

                    Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau.

This bill provides that a county or municipal vehicle registration fee, commonly  known as a wheel tax, may be imposed only if approved by a majority of electors  voting in a referendum at a regularly scheduled election.

Under current law, the governing body of a municipality or county may enact  an ordinance imposing an annual flat municipal or county registration fee on all  motor vehicles registered in this state which are customarily kept in the municipality  or county. The fees collected are required to be used for transportation-related  purposes only.
                
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                    Under this bill, a municipality or county that proposes to impose a registration  fee is required to hold a referendum at a regularly scheduled election. The  registration fee may be imposed only if approved by a majority of the electors who  vote in the referendum. Registration fees imposed prior to the effective date of this  bill must be approved by a majority of electors voting in a referendum at a regularly  scheduled election occurring not later than the first day of the 18th month beginning  after the effective date of this bill.

For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be  printed as an appendix to this bill.
                

In an effort to be an unbiased source of information, all text in this summary comes directly from government resources.

Actions

  • Senate Amendment 1 offered by Senator Nass

    Fri, Jan 5th 2018
  • Fiscal estimate received

    Tue, Dec 19th 2017
  • Introduced by Senator Nass; cosponsored by Representatives Schraa, Jacque, R. Brooks, Duchow, Macco, Petersen, Spiros and Thiesfeldt

    Thu, Dec 7th 2017
  • Read first time and referred to Committee on Economic Development, Commerce and Local Government

    Thu, Dec 7th 2017