Florida Senate - 2021 SB 1276 By Senator Hooper 16-01550A-21 20211276__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to fees; amending s. 320.08001, F.S.; 3 requiring the Department of Highway Safety and Motor 4 Vehicles to publish notice when electric vehicles and 5 hybrid vehicles make up 5 percent or more of the total 6 number of vehicles registered in this state; providing 7 fees for electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles 8 beginning after the department publishes such notice; 9 requiring that the proceeds of certain fees be 10 deposited into the State Transportation Trust Fund; 11 requiring an adjustment in certain rates based on the 12 Consumer Price Index, beginning on a specified date; 13 providing an effective date. 14 15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 16 17 Section 1. Section 320.08001, Florida Statutes, is amended 18 to read: 19 320.08001 Electric vehicles; hybrid vehicles; license tax.— 20 (1) The license tax for an electric vehicle, a hybrid 21 vehicle, or a
orlow-speed vehicle is the same as that 22 prescribed in s. 320.08 for a vehicle that is not electrically 23 powered. 24 (2) The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles 25 shall publish notice when electric vehicles, as defined in s. 26 320.01(36), and hybrid vehicles, as defined in s. 316.0741, make 27 up 5 percent or more of the total number of vehicles registered 28 in this state. 29 (3) Beginning January 1 of the subsequent year after the 30 department publishes notice: 31 (a) For electric vehicles, an additional motor vehicle fuel 32 tax equivalent of $200 flat shall be assessed. The proceeds of 33 such fee shall be deposited into the State Transportation Trust 34 Fund. 35 (b) For hybrid vehicles, an additional motor vehicle fuel 36 tax equivalent of $50 flat shall be assessed. The proceeds of 37 such fee shall be deposited into the State Transportation Trust 38 Fund. 39 (4) Beginning January 1 of the subsequent year after the 40 initial year and annually thereafter, the rates provided in 41 subsection (3) shall be adjusted by the percentage change in the 42 average of the Consumer Price Index issued by the United States 43 Department of Labor for the most recent 12-month period ending 44 September 30, compared to the average for the 12-month period 45 ending September 30 of the initial year, and rounded to the 46 nearest tenth of a cent. 47 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.