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CS/CS/HB 579: Natural Gas Motor Fuel

GENERAL BILL by Regulatory Affairs Committee ; Energy and Utilities Subcommittee ; Ray ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Albritton ; Baxley ; Boyd ; Dudley ; Hood ; McBurney ; Raburn ; Rodrigues, R. ; Santiago ; Smith ; Stone ; Van Zant

Natural Gas Motor Fuel; Deletes definitions for terms "alternative fuel" & "natural gasoline"; repeals provisions relating to annual decal fee program for motor vehicles powered by alternative fuels; repeals provisions relating to requirements for alternative fuel retailer licenses; provides directive to Division of Law Revision & Information; establishes requirements for natural gas fuel retailer licenses; provides penalties for certain licensure violations; provides calculations for motor fuel equivalent gallon; provides for levy of natural gas fuel tax; authorizes DOR to adopt rules; establishes requirements for monthly reports of natural gas fuel retailers; provides that reports are made under penalties of perjury; allows natural gas fuel retailers to seek deduction of tax levied under specified conditions; provides exemptions & refunds from natural gas fuel tax; expands use of local government infrastructure surtax to include installation of systems for natural gas fuel; provides exemption from taxes for natural gas fuel; directs OPPAGA to complete report reviewing taxation of natural gas fuel; requires submission of report to Legislature by specified date; creates natural gas fuel fleet vehicle rebate program within DOACS; requires department to publish on its website availability of rebate funds; requires department to submit annual assessment to Governor, Legislature, & OPPAGA by specified date, etc. APPROPRIATION: $30,000,000.00

Effective Date: 1/1/2014
Last Action: 6/17/2013 - Chapter No. 2013-198, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 406 (Ch. 2013-42)
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/31/2013 House • Filed
2/12/2013 House • Referred to Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; Finance and Tax Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Regulatory Affairs Committee -HJ 64
3/1/2013 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Energy and Utilities Subcommittee, 03/05/13, 1:00 pm, Webster Hall
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 64
• CS by Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 215
3/8/2013 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
3/11/2013 House • CS by Energy and Utilities Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 209
3/12/2013 House • Now in Finance and Tax Subcommittee -HJ 226
• On Committee agenda-- Finance and Tax Subcommittee, 03/14/13, 4:00 pm, Morris Hall
3/14/2013 House • Favorable by Finance and Tax Subcommittee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 257
• Now in Appropriations Committee -HJ 257
3/18/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 03/20/13, 4:00 pm, Webster Hall
3/20/2013 House • Favorable by Appropriations Committee; YEAS 23 NAYS 0 -HJ 307
3/21/2013 House • Now in Regulatory Affairs Committee -HJ 307
4/2/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Regulatory Affairs Committee, 04/04/13, 10:30 am, 404 HOB --Not considered
4/5/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Regulatory Affairs Committee, 04/09/13, 10:30 am, 404 HOB
4/9/2013 House • CS/CS by- Regulatory Affairs Committee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 611
4/12/2013 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 610
• CS/CS by Regulatory Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 607
4/15/2013 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/17/13
4/17/2013 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 654
• Read 3rd time -HJ 655
• CS passed; YEAS 117 NAYS 0 -HJ 655
4/18/2013 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Transportation; Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax; Appropriations -SJ 503
4/23/2013 Senate • Received -SJ 503
4/29/2013 Senate • Withdrawn from Transportation; Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax; Appropriations -SJ 769
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 769
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 560 -SJ 769
• Read 2nd time -SJ 769
• Amendment(s) adopted (519430) -SJ 769
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/30/2013 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 804
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 805
4/30/2013 House • In returning messages
5/2/2013 House • Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (152202) -HJ 1106, 1111
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 116 NAYS 2 -HJ 1111
• Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -HJ 1111
6/10/2013 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/14/2013 • Approved by Governor
6/17/2013 • Chapter No. 2013-198, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 406 (Ch. 2013-42)