Florida Senate - 2018 SB 672
By Senator Stargel
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to truck license taxes; amending s.
3 320.08, F.S.; revising which truck tractors and heavy
4 trucks transporting certain agricultural or
5 horticultural products are eligible for reduced
6 license taxes; providing an effective date.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
10 Section 1. Paragraph (n) of subsection (4) of section
11 320.08, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
12 320.08 License taxes.—Except as otherwise provided herein,
13 there are hereby levied and imposed annual license taxes for the
14 operation of motor vehicles, mopeds, motorized bicycles as
15 defined in s. 316.003(3), tri-vehicles as defined in s. 316.003,
16 and mobile homes as defined in s. 320.01, which shall be paid to
17 and collected by the department or its agent upon the
18 registration or renewal of registration of the following:
19 (4) HEAVY TRUCKS, TRUCK TRACTORS, FEES ACCORDING TO GROSS
20 VEHICLE WEIGHT.—
21 (n) A truck tractor or heavy truck
, not operated as a for
22 hire vehicle and , which is engaged exclusively in transporting
23 raw, unprocessed, and nonmanufactured agricultural or
24 horticultural products within the state a 150-mile radius of its
25 home address , is eligible for a restricted license plate for a
26 fee of:
27 1. If such vehicle’s declared gross vehicle weight is less
28 than 44,000 pounds, $87.75 flat, of which $22.75 shall be
29 deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
30 2. If such vehicle’s declared gross vehicle weight is
31 44,000 pounds or more and such vehicle only transports from the
32 point of production to the point of primary manufacture; to the
33 point of assembling the same; or to a shipping point of a rail,
34 water, or motor transportation company, $324 flat, of which $84
35 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
37 Such not-for-hire truck tractors and heavy trucks used
38 exclusively in transporting raw, unprocessed, and
39 nonmanufactured agricultural or horticultural products may be
40 incidentally used to haul farm implements and fertilizers
41 delivered direct to the growers. The department may require any
42 documentation deemed necessary to determine eligibility before
43 prior to issuance of this license plate. For the purpose of this
44 paragraph, “not-for-hire” means the owner of the motor vehicle
45 must also be the owner of the raw, unprocessed, and
46 nonmanufactured agricultural or horticultural product, or the
47 user of the farm implements and fertilizer being delivered.
48 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.