Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

File No. 362

    February Session, 2018

Substitute House Bill No. 5313

House of Representatives, April 10, 2018

The Committee on Transportation reported through REP. GUERRERA of the 29th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the House, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

AN ACT REVISING MOTOR VEHICLE STATUTES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 13b-59 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018):

As used in title 13a or in this title, unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning or intent, all terms which are defined in section 4-69 shall have the respective meanings ascribed thereto in said section. As used in sections 13b-59 and 13b-61, unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning or intent:

(a) All terms which are defined in section 13b-2 shall have the respective meanings ascribed thereto in said section;

(b) "Expressway revenues" means all tolls, rates, rents, fees, charges and other income derived from the operation of any expressway; [referred to in part III(C) of chapter 240;]

(c) "Highway tolls" means all tolls, fees, rentals and other charges, except expressway revenues, for transit over or use of any highway, bridge or ferry; [, including all receipts from fees, coupons or tickets provided for under section 13a-155;]

(d) "License, permit and fee revenues" means (1) all fees and other charges required by, or levied pursuant to sections 12-487, 13b-80, [and] 13b-97, [subsection (b) of section 14-12, sections] 13b-410a to 13b-410c, inclusive, 14-16a, 14-21c, 14-44h and 14-44i, subsection (v) of section 14-49, subsections (b) and (f) of section 14-50, subdivisions (7) to (9), inclusive, of subsection (a) of section 14-50a, sections 14-52, 14-58, 14-67l and 14-69, subsection [(e)] (g) of section 14-73, sections 14-96q and 14-103a, [subsection (a) of section 14-164a,] subsection (a) of section 14-192, subsection (d) of section 14-270, sections 14-319 and 14-320; [and sections 13b-410a to 13b-410c, inclusive;] (2) all aeronautics, waterways, and other fees and charges required by, or levied pursuant to sections 13a-80 and 13a-80a, subsection (b) of section 13b-42 and subsections (c) and (d) of section 15-13; and (3) all motor vehicle related fines, penalties or other charges as defined in subsection (g) of this section;

(e) "Motor fuel taxes" means any tax now or hereafter imposed by authority of the state with respect to or measured by the sale or use, as a fuel in internal combustion engines or for the propulsion of motor vehicles, of products commonly or commercially known or sold as gasoline or any other substances prepared, advertised for sale or sold for use as a fuel in internal combustion engines or for the propulsion of motor vehicles, including the taxes provided for by chapter 221 or chapter 222;

(f) "Motor vehicle receipts" means all fees and other charges required by or levied pursuant to subsection (c) of section 14-12, section 14-15, subsection (a) of section 14-25a, section 14-28, subsection (b) of section 14-35, subsection (b) of section 14-41, [section] sections 14-41a, [subsection (b) of section 14-44, sections] 14-47 and 14-48b, subsection (a) of section 14-49, subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 14-49, except as provided under subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of said section, subsections (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), (k), (l), (m), (n), (o), (p), (q), (s), (t), [(u),] (x), (y) and [(aa)] (z) of section 14-49, section 14-49a, [subsections] subsection (a) [and (g)] of section 14-50, subdivisions (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6) and (10) of subsection (a) of section 14-50a, sections 14-59, 14-61 and 14-65, subsection (c) of section 14-66, subsection (e) of section 14-67, [subsection (f) of section] sections 14-67a, [sections] 14-67d, 14-160 and 14-381, and subsection [(b)] (c) of section 14-382;

(g) "Motor vehicle related fines, penalties or other charges" means all fines, penalties or other charges required by, or levied pursuant to subsection (a) of section 14-12, except for subdivision (2) of said subsection (a), sections 14-13, 14-16, 14-17, 14-18, 14-26, 14-27 and 14-29, subsection (d) of section 14-35 and sections 14-36, 14-39, 14-43, 14-45, 14-64, 14-80, 14-81, 14-97, 14-98, 14-99, 14-101, 14-102, 14-103, 14-104, 14-105, 14-106, 14-110, 14-111, 14-112, 14-137a, 14-140, 14-145, 14-146, 14-147, 14-148, 14-149, 14-150, 14-151, 14-152, 14-161, subsection (f) of section 14-164i, 14-196, 14-197, 14-198, 14-213, 14-214, 14-215, 14-216, 14-217, 14-218a, 14-219, 14-220, 14-221, 14-222, 14-223, 14-224, 14-225, 14-226, 14-228, 14-230, 14-231, 14-232, 14-233, 14-234, 14-235, 14-236, 14-237, 14-238, 14-239, 14-240, 14-241, 14-242, 14-243, 14-244, 14-245, 14-246a, 14-247, 14-249, 14-250, 14-257, 14-260, 14-261, 14-262, 14-264, 14-267a, 14-269, subsection (g) of section 14-270, sections 14-271, 14-273, 14-274, 14-275, 14-276, 14-277, 14-280, 14-281, 14-282, 14-283, 14-285, 14-286, 14-295, 14-296, 14-300, 14-314, 14-329, 14-331, 14-342, 14-386, 14-386a, 14-387, 15-7, 15-8, 15-9, 15-25 and 15-33;

(h) "Motor vehicle taxes" means any fees, excises or licenses or other taxes imposed by authority of the state relating to registration, operation or use of motor vehicles including all receipts of the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles or his department, but not including in any case tolls, fees, rentals and charges for transit over or use of any expressway, highway, bridge or ferry or revenue received by the state in fees for the numbering of motorboats;

(i) "Treasurer" means the State Treasurer and includes each successor in office or authority; and

(j) "Special Transportation Fund" means the Special Transportation Fund created under section 13b-68.

Sec. 2. Subsection (d) of section 13b-121 of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(d) Any fees due and unpaid under this section shall be subject to the penalties and interest established in section 12-547 and [the amount of such fee, penalty] such fees, penalties or interest, due and unpaid, may be collected under the provisions of section 12-35 as if they were taxes due to the state.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2018

13b-59

Sec. 2

from passage

13b-121(d)

TRA

Joint Favorable Subst.

 

The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill makes various technical changes to the motor vehicle statutes, which does not result in a fiscal impact.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5313

AN ACT REVISING MOTOR VEHICLE STATUTES.

SUMMARY

This bill makes numerous technical changes in the transportation statutes. Among other changes, it amends the definitions of “license, permit, and fee revenues” and “motor vehicle receipts” for the purposes of the Special Transportation Fund (STF) revenue in order to eliminate obsolete provisions and correct internal references.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage, except that STF definition changes are effective October 1, 2018.

BACKGROUND

Related Bill

sHB 5312 (7), favorably reported by the Transportation Committee, makes the same technical changes in the definition of “motor vehicle receipts.”

COMMITTEE ACTION

Transportation Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

36

Nay

0

(03/23/2018)

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