HOUSE BILL No. 4306

 

 

March 2, 2017, Introduced by Reps. Tedder, Bellino, Dianda, Webber, Chirkun, Cochran, Afendoulis, VanSingel, Green, Singh, Howell, Cole, Kivela, Vaupel, Sneller, Elder, Noble, Liberati, Kahle, Hammoud, Glenn, Theis, Lucido and Marino and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

 

      A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled

 

"Michigan vehicle code,"

 

by amending sections 312c and 801 (MCL 257.312c and 257.801),

 

section 312c as amended by 2003 PA 103 and section 801 as amended

 

by 2016 PA 148.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

 1        Sec. 312c. (1) Every application for a motorcycle

 

 2  endorsement on an operator's or chauffeur's license for operation

 

 3  of motorcycles as provided in section 312a shall be accompanied

 

 4  by the following fees which shall be in addition to any other

 

 5  original or renewal operator or chauffeur license fee:

 

 

6

     Original motorcycle endorsement........... $   13.5016.00

7

     Renewal of motorcycle endorsement......... $     5.007.00

 

 


 1        (2) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the

 

 2  money received and collected under this section shall be

 

 3  deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the general

 

 4  fund. The secretary of state shall refund out of the fees

 

 5  collected to each county or municipality, acting as an examining

 

 6  officer or examining bureau, $3.00 for each applicant examined

 

 7  for a first endorsement to a 3- or 4-year operator's or

 

 8  chauffeur's license, $2.50 for each original endorsement to a 2-

 

 9  year operator's or chauffeur's license, $1.50 for each renewal

 

10  endorsement to a 2-year operator's or chauffeur's license, and

 

11  $1.50 for every other applicant examined whose application is not

 

12  denied, on the condition, however, that the money refunded shall

 

13  be paid to the county or local treasurer and is appropriated to

 

14  the county, municipality, or officer or bureau receiving the

 

15  money for the purpose of carrying out this act. Ten dollars of

 

16  each original motorcycle endorsement and $3.00 of each renewal

 

17  motorcycle endorsement shall be placed in a motorcycle safety

 

18  fund in the state treasury and shall be used only by the

 

19  secretary of state for the motorcycle safety education program as

 

20  provided under section 811a.

 

21        Sec. 801. (1) The secretary of state shall collect the

 

22  following taxes at the time of registering a vehicle, which shall

 

23  exempt the vehicle from all other state and local taxation,

 

24  except the fees and taxes provided by law to be paid by certain

 

25  carriers operating motor vehicles and trailers under the motor

 

26  carrier act, 1933 PA 254, MCL 475.1 to 479.42; the taxes imposed

 

27  by the motor carrier fuel tax act, 1980 PA 119, MCL 207.211 to

 


 1  207.234; and except as otherwise provided by this act:

 

 2        (a) For a motor vehicle, including a motor home, except as

 

 3  otherwise provided, and a pickup truck or van that weighs not

 

 4  more than 8,000 pounds, except as otherwise provided, according

 

 5  to the following schedule of empty weights:

 

 

6

     Empty weights                                          Tax

7

     0 to 3,000 pounds..................................$   29.00

8

     3,001 to 3,500 pounds..............................    32.00

9

     3,501 to 4,000 pounds..............................    37.00

10

     4,001 to 4,500 pounds..............................    43.00

11

     4,501 to 5,000 pounds..............................    47.00

12

     5,001 to 5,500 pounds..............................    52.00

13

     5,501 to 6,000 pounds..............................    57.00

14

     6,001 to 6,500 pounds..............................    62.00

15

     6,501 to 7,000 pounds..............................    67.00

16

     7,001 to 7,500 pounds..............................    71.00

17

     7,501 to 8,000 pounds..............................    77.00

18

     8,001 to 8,500 pounds..............................    81.00

19

     8,501 to 9,000 pounds..............................    86.00

20

     9,001 to 9,500 pounds..............................    91.00

21

     9,501 to 10,000 pounds.............................    95.00

22

     over 10,000 pounds.....................$ 0.90 per 100 pounds

23

                                                  of empty weight

 

 

24        On October 1, 1983, and October 1, 1984, the tax assessed

 

25  under this subdivision shall be annually revised for the

 

26  registrations expiring on the appropriate October 1 or after that

 

27  date by multiplying the tax assessed in the preceding fiscal year

 

28  times the personal income of Michigan for the preceding calendar

 


 1  year divided by the personal income of Michigan for the calendar

 

 2  year that preceded that calendar year. In performing the

 

 3  calculations under this subdivision, the secretary of state shall

 

 4  use the spring preliminary report of the United States Department

 

 5  of Commerce or its successor agency. A van that is owned by an

 

 6  individual who uses a wheelchair or by an individual who

 

 7  transports a member of his or her household who uses a wheelchair

 

 8  and for which registration plates are issued under section 803d

 

 9  shall be assessed at the rate of 50% of the tax provided for in

 

10  this subdivision.

 

11        (b) For a trailer coach attached to a motor vehicle, the tax

 

12  shall be assessed as provided in subdivision (l). A trailer coach

 

13  not under 1959 PA 243, MCL 125.1035 to 125.1043, and while

 

14  located on land otherwise assessable as real property under the

 

15  general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211.1 to 211.155, if

 

16  the trailer coach is used as a place of habitation, and whether

 

17  or not permanently affixed to the soil, is not exempt from real

 

18  property taxes.

 

19        (c) For a road tractor, modified agricultural vehicle,

 

20  truck, or truck tractor owned by a farmer and used exclusively in

 

21  connection with a farming operation, including a farmer hauling

 

22  livestock or farm equipment for other farmers for remuneration in

 

23  kind or in labor, but not for money, or used for the

 

24  transportation of the farmer and the farmer's family, and not

 

25  used for hire, 74 cents per 100 pounds of empty weight of the

 

26  road tractor, truck, or truck tractor. If the road tractor,

 

27  modified agricultural vehicle, truck, or truck tractor owned by a

 


 1  farmer is also used for a nonfarming operation, the farmer is

 

 2  subject to the highest registration tax applicable to the nonfarm

 

 3  use of the vehicle but is not subject to more than 1 tax rate

 

 4  under this act.

 

 5        (d) For a road tractor, truck, or truck tractor owned by a

 

 6  wood harvester and used exclusively in connection with the wood

 

 7  harvesting operations or a truck used exclusively to haul milk

 

 8  from the farm to the first point of delivery, 74 cents per 100

 

 9  pounds of empty weight of the road tractor, truck, or truck

 

10  tractor. A registration secured by payment of the tax prescribed

 

11  in this subdivision continues in full force and effect until the

 

12  regular expiration date of the registration. As used in this

 

13  subdivision:

 

14        (i) "Wood harvester" includes the person or persons hauling

 

15  and transporting raw materials in the form produced at the

 

16  harvest site or hauling and transporting wood harvesting

 

17  equipment. Wood harvester does not include a person or persons

 

18  whose primary activity is tree-trimming or landscaping.

 

19        (ii) "Wood harvesting equipment" includes all of the

 

20  following:

 

21        (A) A vehicle that directly harvests logs or timber,

 

22  including, but not limited to, a processor or a feller buncher.

 

23        (B) A vehicle that directly processes harvested logs or

 

24  timber, including, but not limited to, a slasher, delimber,

 

25  processor, chipper, or saw table.

 

26        (C) A vehicle that directly processes harvested logs or

 

27  timber, including, but not limited to, a forwarder, grapple

 


 1  skidder, or cable skidder.

 

 2        (D) A vehicle that directly loads harvested logs or timber,

 

 3  including, but not limited to, a knuckle-boom loader, front-end

 

 4  loader, or forklift.

 

 5        (E) A bulldozer or road grader being transported to a wood

 

 6  harvesting site specifically for the purpose of building or

 

 7  maintaining harvest site roads.

 

 8        (iii) "Wood harvesting operations" does not include the

 

 9  transportation of processed lumber, Christmas trees, or processed

 

10  firewood for a profit making venture.

 

11        (e) For a hearse or ambulance used exclusively by a licensed

 

12  funeral director in the general conduct of the licensee's funeral

 

13  business, including a hearse or ambulance whose owner is engaged

 

14  in the business of leasing or renting the hearse or ambulance to

 

15  others, $1.17 per 100 pounds of the empty weight of the hearse or

 

16  ambulance.

 

17        (f) For a vehicle owned and operated by this state, a state

 

18  institution, a municipality, a privately incorporated, nonprofit

 

19  volunteer fire department, or a nonpublic, nonprofit college or

 

20  university, $5.00 per plate. A registration plate issued under

 

21  this subdivision expires on June 30 of the year in which new

 

22  registration plates are reissued for all vehicles by the

 

23  secretary of state.

 

24        (g) For a bus including a station wagon, carryall, or

 

25  similarly constructed vehicle owned and operated by a nonprofit

 

26  parents' transportation corporation used for school purposes,

 

27  parochial school or society, church Sunday school, or any other

 


 1  grammar school, or by a nonprofit youth organization or nonprofit

 

 2  rehabilitation facility; or a motor vehicle owned and operated by

 

 3  a senior citizen center, $10.00, if the bus, station wagon,

 

 4  carryall, or similarly constructed vehicle or motor vehicle is

 

 5  designated by proper signs showing the organization operating the

 

 6  vehicle.

 

 7        (h) For a vehicle owned by a nonprofit organization and used

 

 8  to transport equipment for providing dialysis treatment to

 

 9  children at camp; for a vehicle owned by the civil air patrol, as

 

10  organized under 36 USC 40301 to 40307, $10.00 per plate, if the

 

11  vehicle is designated by a proper sign showing the civil air

 

12  patrol's name; for a vehicle owned and operated by a nonprofit

 

13  veterans center; for a vehicle owned and operated by a nonprofit

 

14  recycling center or a federally recognized nonprofit conservation

 

15  organization; for a motor vehicle having a truck chassis and a

 

16  locomotive or ship's body that is owned by a nonprofit veterans

 

17  organization and used exclusively in parades and civic events; or

 

18  for an emergency support vehicle used exclusively for emergencies

 

19  and owned and operated by a federally recognized nonprofit

 

20  charitable organization, $10.00 per plate.

 

21        (i) For each truck owned and operated free of charge by a

 

22  bona fide ecclesiastical or charitable corporation, or Red Cross,

 

23  Girl Scout, or Boy Scout organization, 65 cents per 100 pounds of

 

24  the empty weight of the truck.

 

25        (j) For each truck, weighing 8,000 pounds or less, and not

 

26  used to tow a vehicle, for each privately owned truck used to tow

 

27  a trailer for recreational purposes only and not involved in a

 


 1  profit making venture, and for each vehicle designed and used to

 

 2  tow a mobile home or a trailer coach, except as provided in

 

 3  subdivision (b), $38.00 or an amount computed according to the

 

 4  following schedule of empty weights, whichever is greater:

 

 

5

     Empty weights                                  Per 100 pounds

6

     0 to 2,500 pounds..............................  $     1.40

7

     2,501 to 4,000 pounds..........................        1.76

8

     4,001 to 6,000 pounds..........................        2.20

9

     6,001 to 8,000 pounds..........................        2.72

10

     8,001 to 10,000 pounds.........................        3.25

11

     10,001 to 15,000 pounds........................        3.77

12

     15,001 pounds and over.........................        4.39

 

 

13        If the tax required under subdivision (p) for a vehicle of

 

14  the same model year with the same list price as the vehicle for

 

15  which registration is sought under this subdivision is more than

 

16  the tax provided under the preceding provisions of this

 

17  subdivision for an identical vehicle, the tax required under this

 

18  subdivision is not less than the tax required under subdivision

 

19  (p) for a vehicle of the same model year with the same list

 

20  price.

 

21        (k) For each truck weighing 8,000 pounds or less towing a

 

22  trailer or any other combination of vehicles and for each truck

 

23  weighing 8,001 pounds or more, road tractor or truck tractor,

 

24  except as provided in subdivision (j), as follows:

 

25        (i) Until December 31, 2016, according to the following

 

26  schedule of elected gross weights:

 

 


1

     Elected gross weight                                    Tax

2

     0 to 24,000 pounds..............................  $    491.00

3

     24,001 to 26,000 pounds.........................       558.00

4

     26,001 to 28,000 pounds.........................       558.00

5

     28,001 to 32,000 pounds.........................       649.00

6

     32,001 to 36,000 pounds.........................       744.00

7

     36,001 to 42,000 pounds.........................       874.00

8

     42,001 to 48,000 pounds.........................     1,005.00

9

     48,001 to 54,000 pounds.........................     1,135.00

10

     54,001 to 60,000 pounds.........................     1,268.00

11

     60,001 to 66,000 pounds.........................     1,398.00

12

     66,001 to 72,000 pounds.........................     1,529.00

13

     72,001 to 80,000 pounds.........................     1,660.00

14

     80,001 to 90,000 pounds.........................     1,793.00

15

     90,001 to 100,000 pounds........................     2,002.00

16

     100,001 to 115,000 pounds.......................     2,223.00

17

     115,001 to 130,000 pounds.......................     2,448.00

18

     130,001 to 145,000 pounds.......................     2,670.00

19

     145,001 to 160,000 pounds.......................     2,894.00

20

     over 160,000 pounds.............................     3,117.00

 

 

21        (ii) Beginning on January 1, 2017, according to the following

 

22  schedule of elected gross weights:

 

 

23

     Elected gross weight                                    Tax

24

     0 to 24,000 pounds..............................  $    590.00

25

     24,001 to 26,000 pounds.........................       670.00

26

     26,001 to 28,000 pounds.........................       670.00

27

     28,001 to 32,000 pounds.........................       779.00

28

     32,001 to 36,000 pounds.........................       893.00

29

     36,001 to 42,000 pounds.........................     1,049.00


1

     42,001 to 48,000 pounds.........................     1,206.00

2

     48,001 to 54,000 pounds.........................     1,362.00

3

     54,001 to 60,000 pounds.........................     1,522.00

4

     60,001 to 66,000 pounds.........................     1,678.00

5

     66,001 to 72,000 pounds.........................     1,835.00

6

     72,001 to 80,000 pounds.........................     1,992.00

7

     80,001 to 90,000 pounds.........................     2,152.00

8

     90,001 to 100,000 pounds........................     2,403.00

9

     100,001 to 115,000 pounds.......................     2,668.00

10

     115,001 to 130,000 pounds.......................     2,938.00

11

     130,001 to 145,000 pounds.......................     3,204.00

12

     145,001 to 160,000 pounds.......................     3,473.00

13

     over 160,000 pounds.............................     3,741.00

 

 

14        For each commercial vehicle registered under this

 

15  subdivision, $15.00 shall be deposited in a truck safety fund to

 

16  be expended as provided in section 25 of 1951 PA 51, MCL 247.675.

 

17        If a truck tractor or road tractor without trailer is leased

 

18  from an individual owner-operator, the lessee, whether an

 

19  individual, firm, or corporation, shall pay to the owner-operator

 

20  60% of the tax prescribed in this subdivision for the truck

 

21  tractor or road tractor at the rate of 1/12 for each month of the

 

22  lease or arrangement in addition to the compensation the owner-

 

23  operator is entitled to for the rental of his or her equipment.

 

24        (l) For each pole trailer, semitrailer, trailer coach, or

 

25  trailer, the tax shall be assessed according to the following

 

26  schedule of empty weights:

 

 

27

     Empty weights                                           Tax


1

     0 to 2,499 pounds................................   $   75.00

2

     2,500 to 9,999 pounds............................      200.00

3

     10,000 pounds and over...........................      300.00

 

 

 4        The registration plate issued under this subdivision expires

 

 5  only when the secretary of state reissues a new registration

 

 6  plate for all trailers. Beginning October 1, 2005, if the

 

 7  secretary of state reissues a new registration plate for all

 

 8  trailers, a person who has once paid the tax as increased by 2003

 

 9  PA 152 for a vehicle under this subdivision is not required to

 

10  pay the tax for that vehicle a second time, but is required to

 

11  pay only the cost of the reissued plate at the rate provided in

 

12  section 804(2) for a standard plate. A registration plate issued

 

13  under this subdivision is nontransferable.

 

14        (m) For each commercial vehicle used for the transportation

 

15  of passengers for hire except for a vehicle for which a payment

 

16  is made under 1960 PA 2, MCL 257.971 to 257.972, according to the

 

17  following schedule of empty weights:

 

 

18

     Empty weights                                  Per 100 pounds

19

     0 to 4,000 pounds.............................. $      1.76

20

     4,001 to 6,000 pounds..........................        2.20

21

     6,001 to 10,000 pounds.........................        2.72

22

     10,001 pounds and over.........................        3.25

 

 

23        (n) For each motorcycle, $23.00.

 

24        On October 1, 1983, and October 1, 1984, the tax assessed

 

25  under this subdivision shall be annually revised for the

 

26  registrations expiring on the appropriate October 1 or after that


 

 1  date by multiplying the tax assessed in the preceding fiscal year

 

 2  times the personal income of Michigan for the preceding calendar

 

 3  year divided by the personal income of Michigan for the calendar

 

 4  year that preceded that calendar year. In performing the

 

 5  calculations under this subdivision, the secretary of state shall

 

 6  use the spring preliminary report of the United States Department

 

 7  of Commerce or its successor agency.

 

 8        Beginning January 1, 1984, the registration tax for each

 

 9  motorcycle is increased by $3.00. The $3.00 increase is not part

 

10  of the tax assessed under this subdivision for the purpose of the

 

11  annual October 1 revisions but is in addition to the tax assessed

 

12  as a result of the annual October 1 revisions. Beginning January

 

13  1, 1984, $3.00$5.00 of each motorcycle fee shall be placed in a

 

14  motorcycle safety fund in the state treasury and shall be used

 

15  only for funding the motorcycle safety education program as

 

16  provided for under sections 312b and 811a.

 

17        (o) For each truck weighing 8,001 pounds or more, road

 

18  tractor, or truck tractor used exclusively as a moving van or

 

19  part of a moving van in transporting household furniture and

 

20  household effects or the equipment or those engaged in conducting

 

21  carnivals, at the rate of 80% of the schedule of elected gross

 

22  weights in subdivision (k) as modified by the operation of that

 

23  subdivision.

 

24        (p) After September 30, 1983, each motor vehicle of the 1984

 

25  or a subsequent model year as shown on the application required

 

26  under section 217 that has not been previously subject to the tax

 

27  rates of this section and that is of the motor vehicle category


 

 1  otherwise subject to the tax schedule described in subdivision

 

 2  (a), and each low-speed vehicle according to the following

 

 3  schedule based upon registration periods of 12 months:

 

 4        (i) Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, for the

 

 5  first registration that is not a transfer registration under

 

 6  section 809 and for the first registration after a transfer

 

 7  registration under section 809, according to the following

 

 8  schedule based on the vehicle's list price:

 

 9        (A) Until December 31, 2016, as follows:

 

 

10

     List Price                                               Tax

11

     $ 0 - $ 6,000.00................................    $    30.00

12

     More than $ 6,000.00 - $ 7,000.00...............    $    33.00

13

     More than $ 7,000.00 - $ 8,000.00...............    $    38.00

14

     More than $ 8,000.00 - $ 9,000.00...............    $    43.00

15

     More than $ 9,000.00 - $ 10,000.00..............    $    48.00

16

     More than $ 10,000.00 - $ 11,000.00.............    $    53.00

17

     More than $ 11,000.00 - $ 12,000.00.............    $    58.00

18

     More than $ 12,000.00 - $ 13,000.00.............    $    63.00

19

     More than $ 13,000.00 - $ 14,000.00.............    $    68.00

20

     More than $ 14,000.00 - $ 15,000.00.............    $    73.00

21

     More than $ 15,000.00 - $ 16,000.00.............    $    78.00

22

     More than $ 16,000.00 - $ 17,000.00.............    $    83.00

23

     More than $ 17,000.00 - $ 18,000.00.............    $    88.00

24

     More than $ 18,000.00 - $ 19,000.00.............    $    93.00

25

     More than $ 19,000.00 - $ 20,000.00.............    $    98.00

26

     More than $ 20,000.00 - $ 21,000.00.............    $   103.00

27

     More than $ 21,000.00 - $ 22,000.00.............    $   108.00

28

     More than $ 22,000.00 - $ 23,000.00.............    $   113.00


1

     More than $ 23,000.00 - $ 24,000.00.............    $   118.00

2

     More than $ 24,000.00 - $ 25,000.00.............    $   123.00

3

     More than $ 25,000.00 - $ 26,000.00.............    $   128.00

4

     More than $ 26,000.00 - $ 27,000.00.............    $   133.00

5

     More than $ 27,000.00 - $ 28,000.00.............    $   138.00

6

     More than $ 28,000.00 - $ 29,000.00.............    $   143.00

7

     More than $ 29,000.00 - $ 30,000.00.............    $   148.00

 

 

 8        More than $30,000.00, the tax of $148.00 is increased by

 

 9  $5.00 for each $1,000.00 increment or fraction of a $1,000.00

 

10  increment over $30,000.00. If a current tax increases or

 

11  decreases as a result of 1998 PA 384, only a vehicle purchased or

 

12  transferred after January 1, 1999 shall be assessed the increased

 

13  or decreased tax.

 

14        (B) Beginning on January 1, 2017, as follows:

 

 

15

     List Price                                               Tax

16

     $ 0 - $ 6,000.00................................    $    36.00

17

     More than $ 6,000.00 - $ 7,000.00...............    $    40.00

18

     More than $ 7,000.00 - $ 8,000.00...............    $    46.00

19

     More than $ 8,000.00 - $ 9,000.00...............    $    52.00

20

     More than $ 9,000.00 - $ 10,000.00..............    $    58.00

21

     More than $ 10,000.00 - $ 11,000.00.............    $    64.00

22

     More than $ 11,000.00 - $ 12,000.00.............    $    70.00

23

     More than $ 12,000.00 - $ 13,000.00.............    $    76.00

24

     More than $ 13,000.00 - $ 14,000.00.............    $    82.00

25

     More than $ 14,000.00 - $ 15,000.00.............    $    88.00

26

     More than $ 15,000.00 - $ 16,000.00.............    $    94.00

27

     More than $ 16,000.00 - $ 17,000.00.............    $   100.00

28

     More than $ 17,000.00 - $ 18,000.00.............    $   106.00


1

     More than $ 18,000.00 - $ 19,000.00.............    $   112.00

2

     More than $ 19,000.00 - $ 20,000.00.............    $   118.00

3

     More than $ 20,000.00 - $ 21,000.00.............    $   124.00

4

     More than $ 21,000.00 - $ 22,000.00.............    $   130.00

5

     More than $ 22,000.00 - $ 23,000.00.............    $   136.00

6

     More than $ 23,000.00 - $ 24,000.00.............    $   142.00

7

     More than $ 24,000.00 - $ 25,000.00.............    $   148.00

8

     More than $ 25,000.00 - $ 26,000.00.............    $   154.00

9

     More than $ 26,000.00 - $ 27,000.00.............    $   160.00

10

     More than $ 27,000.00 - $ 28,000.00.............    $   166.00

11

     More than $ 28,000.00 - $ 29,000.00.............    $   172.00

12

     More than $ 29,000.00 - $ 30,000.00.............    $   178.00

 

 

13        More than $30,000.00, the tax of $178.00 is increased by

 

14  $6.00 for each $1,000.00 increment or fraction of a $1,000.00

 

15  increment over $30,000.00. If a current tax increases or

 

16  decreases as a result of 1998 PA 384, only a vehicle purchased or

 

17  transferred after January 1, 1999 shall be assessed the increased

 

18  or decreased tax.

 

19        (ii) For the second registration, 90% of the tax assessed

 

20  under subparagraph (i).

 

21        (iii) For the third registration, 90% of the tax assessed

 

22  under subparagraph (ii).

 

23        (iv) For the fourth and subsequent registrations, 90% of the

 

24  tax assessed under subparagraph (iii).

 

25        For a vehicle of the 1984 or a subsequent model year that

 

26  has been previously registered by a person other than the person

 

27  applying for registration or for a vehicle of the 1984 or a

 

28  subsequent model year that has been previously registered in


 

 1  another state or country and is registered for the first time in

 

 2  this state, the tax under this subdivision shall be determined by

 

 3  subtracting the model year of the vehicle from the calendar year

 

 4  for which the registration is sought. If the result is zero or a

 

 5  negative figure, the first registration tax shall be paid. If the

 

 6  result is 1, 2, or 3 or more, then, respectively, the second,

 

 7  third, or subsequent registration tax shall be paid. A van that

 

 8  is owned by an individual who uses a wheelchair or by an

 

 9  individual who transports a member of his or her household who

 

10  uses a wheelchair and for which registration plates are issued

 

11  under section 803d shall be assessed at the rate of 50% of the

 

12  tax provided for in this subdivision.

 

13        (q) For a wrecker, $200.00.

 

14        (r) When the secretary of state computes a tax under this

 

15  act, a computation that does not result in a whole dollar figure

 

16  shall be rounded to the next lower whole dollar when the

 

17  computation results in a figure ending in 50 cents or less and

 

18  shall be rounded to the next higher whole dollar when the

 

19  computation results in a figure ending in 51 cents or more,

 

20  unless specific taxes are specified, and the secretary of state

 

21  may accept the manufacturer's shipping weight of the vehicle

 

22  fully equipped for the use for which the registration application

 

23  is made. If the weight is not correctly stated or is not

 

24  satisfactory, the secretary of state shall determine the actual

 

25  weight. Each application for registration of a vehicle under

 

26  subdivisions (j) and (m) shall have attached to the application a

 

27  scale weight receipt of the vehicle fully equipped as of the time


 

 1  the application is made. The scale weight receipt is not

 

 2  necessary if there is presented with the application a

 

 3  registration receipt of the previous year that shows on its face

 

 4  the weight of the motor vehicle as registered with the secretary

 

 5  of state and that is accompanied by a statement of the applicant

 

 6  that there has not been a structural change in the motor vehicle

 

 7  that has increased the weight and that the previous registered

 

 8  weight is the true weight.

 

 9        (2) A manufacturer is not exempted under this act from

 

10  paying ad valorem taxes on vehicles in stock or bond, except on

 

11  the specified number of motor vehicles registered. A dealer is

 

12  exempt from paying ad valorem taxes on vehicles in stock or bond.

 

13        (3) Until October 1, 2019, the tax for a vehicle with an

 

14  empty weight over 10,000 pounds imposed under subsection (1)(a)

 

15  and the taxes imposed under subsection (1)(c), (d), (e), (f),

 

16  (i), (j), (m), (o), and (p) are each increased as follows:

 

17        (a) A regulatory fee of $2.25 that shall be credited to the

 

18  traffic law enforcement and safety fund created in section 819a

 

19  and used to regulate highway safety.

 

20        (b) A fee of $5.75 that shall be credited to the

 

21  transportation administration collection fund created in section

 

22  810b.

 

23        (4) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, if a

 

24  tax required to be paid under this section is not received by the

 

25  secretary of state on or before the expiration date of the

 

26  registration plate, the secretary of state shall collect a late

 

27  fee of $10.00 for each registration renewed after the expiration


 

 1  date. An application for a renewal of a registration using the

 

 2  regular mail and postmarked before the expiration date of that

 

 3  registration shall not be assessed a late fee. The late fee

 

 4  collected under this subsection shall be deposited into the

 

 5  general fund. The secretary of state shall waive the late fee

 

 6  collected under this subsection if all of the following are

 

 7  satisfied:

 

 8        (a) The registrant presents proof of storage insurance for

 

 9  the vehicle for which the late fee is assessed that is valid for

 

10  the period of time between the expiration date of the most recent

 

11  registration and the date of application for the renewal.

 

12        (b) The registrant requests in person at a department of

 

13  state branch office that the late fee be waived at the time of

 

14  application for the renewal.

 

15        (5) In addition to the registration taxes under this

 

16  section, the secretary of state shall collect taxes charged under

 

17  section 801j and credit revenues to a regional transit authority

 

18  created under the regional transit authority act, 2012 PA 387,

 

19  MCL 124.541 to 124.558, minus necessary collection expenses as

 

20  provided in section 9 of article IX of the state constitution of

 

21  1963. Necessary collection expenses incurred by the secretary of

 

22  state under this subsection shall be based upon an established

 

23  cost allocation methodology.

 

24        (6) This section does not apply to a historic vehicle.

 

25        (7) Beginning January 1, 2017, the registration fee imposed

 

26  under this section for a vehicle using 4 or more tires is

 

27  increased as follows:


 

 1        (a) If the vehicle is a hybrid electric vehicle, the

 

 2  registration fee for that vehicle is increased by $30.00 for a

 

 3  vehicle with an empty weight of 8,000 pounds or less, and $100.00

 

 4  for a vehicle with an empty weight of more than 8,000 pounds. As

 

 5  used in this subdivision and subsection (8)(a), "hybrid electric

 

 6  vehicle" means a vehicle that can be propelled at least in part

 

 7  by electrical energy and uses a battery storage system of at

 

 8  least 4 kilowatt-hours, but is also capable of using gasoline,

 

 9  diesel fuel, or alternative fuel to propel the vehicle.

 

10        (b) If the vehicle is a nonhybrid electric vehicle, the

 

11  registration fee for that vehicle is increased by $100.00 for a

 

12  vehicle with an empty weight of 8,000 pounds or less, and $200.00

 

13  for a vehicle with an empty weight of more than 8,000 pounds. As

 

14  used in this subdivision and subsection (8)(b), "nonhybrid

 

15  electric vehicle" means a vehicle that is propelled solely by

 

16  electrical energy and that is not capable of using gasoline,

 

17  diesel fuel, or alternative fuel to propel the vehicle.

 

18        (8) Beginning January 1, 2017, if the tax on gasoline

 

19  imposed under section 8 of the motor fuel tax act, 2000 PA 403,

 

20  MCL 207.1008, is increased above 19 cents per gallon, the

 

21  secretary of state shall increase the fees collected under

 

22  subsection (7) as follows:

 

23        (a) For a hybrid electric vehicle, $2.50 per each 1 cent

 

24  above 19 cents per gallon.

 

25        (b) For a nonhybrid electric vehicle, $5.00 per each 1 cent

 

26  above 19 cents per gallon.

 

27        (9) As used in this section:


 

 1        (a) "Alternative fuel" means that term as defined in section

 

 2  151 of the motor fuel tax act, 2000 PA 403, MCL 207.1151.

 

 3        (b) "Diesel fuel" means that term as defined in section 2 of

 

 4  the motor fuel tax act, 2000 PA 403, MCL 207.1002.

 

 5        (c) "Gasoline" means that term as defined in section 3 of

 

 6  the motor fuel tax act, 2000 PA 403, MCL 207.1003.

 

 7        (d) "Gross proceeds" means that term as defined in section 1

 

 8  of the general sales tax act, 1933 PA 167, MCL 205.51, and

 

 9  includes the value of the motor vehicle used as part payment of

 

10  the purchase price as that value is agreed to by the parties to

 

11  the sale, as evidenced by the signed agreement executed under

 

12  section 251.

 

13        (e) "List price" means the manufacturer's suggested base

 

14  list price as published by the secretary of state, or the

 

15  manufacturer's suggested retail price as shown on the label

 

16  required to be affixed to the vehicle under 15 USC 1232, if the

 

17  secretary of state has not at the time of the sale of the vehicle

 

18  published a manufacturer's suggested retail price for that

 

19  vehicle, or the purchase price of the vehicle if the

 

20  manufacturer's suggested base list price is unavailable from the

 

21  sources described in this subdivision.

 

22        (f) "Purchase price" means the gross proceeds received by

 

23  the seller in consideration of the sale of the motor vehicle

 

24  being registered.

 

25        Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

26  after the date it is enacted into law.