Engrossed House Bill (S)

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DIGEST

Transportation infrastructure funding. Provides for a one-time fuel tax rate increase using a multiyear index factor based on the last time the particular fuel tax rate was increased and the current fuel tax rate per gallon. (Gasoline tax is currently $0.18, special fuel tax is currently $0.16, and motor carrier surcharge tax is currently $0.11.) Limits the one-time increase to $0.10 per gallon. Provides for an annual rate increase in fuel tax rates based on an annual index factor. Limits the annual rate increase based on the annual index factor to $0.01 per gallon. Provides that the last index factor Transportation infrastructure funding. Provides for a one-time fuel tax rate increase using a multiyear index factor based on the last time the particular fuel tax rate was increased and the current fuel tax rate per gallon. (Gasoline tax is currently $0.18, special fuel tax is currently $0.16, and motor carrier surcharge tax is currently $0.11.) Limits the one-time increase to $0.10 per gallon. Provides for an annual rate increase in fuel tax rates based on an annual index factor. Limits the annual rate increase based on the annual index factor to $0.01 per gallon. Provides that the last index factor adjustment to the fuel tax rates is July 1, 2024. Increases alternative fuel decal fees by 50%. Specifies that the motor carrier fuel surcharge tax must be paid on special fuel that is not an alternative fuel at the time of purchase (the same time the special fuel tax is paid), instead of being entirely paid using a quarterly return. (The surcharge tax applies only to motor fuel used by a carrier in Indiana.) Establishes a $15 transportation infrastructure improvement fee that applies to the registration of all motor vehicles except motor vehicles with a declared gross weight that exceeds 26,000 pounds. Increases annual registration fees for certain motor vehicles with a declared gross weight that equals or exceeds 26,000 pounds. Requires a person who registers an electric vehicle to pay a supplemental registration fee of $150 with an increase every five years based on an index factor. Provides that the gasoline use tax is distributed to highway funds beginning in 2018. Repeals restrictions on when a tolling project can be undertaken. Requires the Indiana department of transportation (INDOT) to seek a Federal Highway Administration waiver to toll interstate highways. Limits the first toll lanes under the waiver to certain interstate highways. Provides for a public comment period and requires replies to the public comments for a toll road project by INDOT or a tollway project carried out using a public private partnership. Imposes other duties on INDOT. Amends the assessment procedures for motor carrier civil penalties. Establishes the weigh-in-motion pilot program. Makes various changes to the local road and bridge matching grant program. Allows INDOT to approve certain railroad crossing projects, and authorizes the Indiana finance authority to finance an approved project subject to a maximum annual debt service limit of $10,000,000. Annually appropriates $250,000 to INDOT for the local technical assistance program to develop and maintain a centralized electronic statewide asset management data base. Makes various changes to the transportation funding exchange program between the state and counties and municipalities. Adds various study requirements. Continues the funding Indiana's roads for a stronger, safer tomorrow task force through December 31, 2018. ... View more