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Enrolled House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Transportation finance. Repeals the motor carrier surcharge tax and increases the special fuel tax by $0.21 per gallon. Distributes part of the special fuel tax revenue to the motor carrier regulation fund. Specifies how netted International Fuel Tax Agreement Clearinghouse refunds and receipts are deposited or credited. Specifies that the commercial vehicle excise tax rate calculation that must be done on or before October 1 of each year is effective on January 1 of the following year. Excludes the transportation infrastructure improvement fee and the supplemental fees for registering electric and hybrid vehicles from the calculation of the commercial vehicle Transportation finance. Repeals the motor carrier surcharge tax and increases the special fuel tax by $0.21 per gallon. Distributes part of the special fuel tax revenue to the motor carrier regulation fund. Specifies how netted International Fuel Tax Agreement Clearinghouse refunds and receipts are deposited or credited. Specifies that the commercial vehicle excise tax rate calculation that must be done on or before October 1 of each year is effective on January 1 of the following year. Excludes the transportation infrastructure improvement fee and the supplemental fees for registering electric and hybrid vehicles from the calculation of the commercial vehicle excise tax. Changes various distribution percentages of revenue distributed from the motor vehicle highway account and highway, road and street fund. Specifies that heating oil is not included in the sales tax exemption for special fuel. Provides that for funds distributed to counties, cities, and towns from the motor vehicle highway account, each county, city, or town must use at least 50% of the money for the construction, reconstruction, and preservation of the unit's highways. (Under current law, at least 50% must be used for construction, reconstruction, and maintenance.) Makes various changes to the accounting system for local roads and streets. Establishes the New Harmony and Wabash River bridge authority (bridge authority). Specifies the composition and terms of bridge authority membership. Describes the purpose and duties of the bridge authority. Authorizes the bridge authority to charge and collect a toll for transit across the White County bridge (bridge). Requires the bridge authority to equip, improve, maintain, operate, reconstruct, rehabilitate, and restore the bridge for use by motor vehicles, pedestrians, and other forms of transportation. Allows the bridge authority to issue bonds and notes for certain purposes. Provides that all registration fees collected under the International Registration Plan (IRP) or through an Indiana based IRP account (rather than only certain specified fees collected under the IRP or an Indiana based IRP account under current law) are covered by the statute providing for the first $125,000 of such revenue each state fiscal year to be distributed to the state police building account and any remaining amounts to be distributed to the motor vehicle highway account. Specifies that the transportation infrastructure improvement fee shall be apportioned under the IRP. Specifies conditions under which a vehicle platoon may be operated in Indiana. Defines certain terms. Makes conforming changes. ... View more