Florida Senate - 2021 CS for SB 140 By the Committee on Transportation; and Senator Brandes 596-02650-21 2021140c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to fees; amending s. 320.08001, F.S.; 3 creating additional fees for electric vehicles; 4 creating a license tax and an additional fee for plug- 5 in hybrid electric vehicles; authorizing persons and 6 entities to biennially renew vehicle registrations for 7 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric 8 vehicles; providing for the distribution of proceeds 9 from the additional fees; providing that certain 10 vehicles are exempt from specified fees; providing for 11 the future expiration and reversion of specified 12 statutory text; providing a contingent effective date. 13 14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 15 16 Section 1. Section 320.08001, Florida Statutes, is amended 17 to read: 18 320.08001 Low-speed, electric, and plug-in hybrid electric 19 vehicles; license tax.— 20 (1) The license tax for a
an electric vehicle orlow-speed 21 vehicle is the same as that prescribed in s. 320.08 for a 22 vehicle that is not electrically powered. 23 (2)(a) The license tax for an electric vehicle weighing 24 less than 10,000 pounds is the same as that prescribed in s. 25 320.08 for a vehicle that is not electrically powered, plus an 26 additional $135 flat fee. Beginning on January 1, 2025, the 27 license tax for an electric vehicle weighing less than 10,000 28 pounds is the same as that prescribed in s. 320.08 for a vehicle 29 that is not electrically powered, plus an additional $150 flat 30 fee. 31 (b) The license tax for an electric vehicle weighing 10,000 32 pounds or more is the same as that prescribed in s. 320.08 for a 33 vehicle that is not electrically powered, plus an additional 34 $235 flat fee. Beginning on January 1, 2025, the license tax for 35 an electric vehicle weighing 10,000 pounds or more is the same 36 as that prescribed in s. 320.08 for a vehicle that is not 37 electrically powered, plus an additional $250 flat fee. 38 (3) The license tax for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle 39 is the same as that prescribed in s. 320.08 for a vehicle that 40 is not partially powered by a rechargeable energy-storage 41 system, plus an additional $35 flat fee. Beginning on January 1, 42 2025, the license tax for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle is 43 the same as that prescribed in s. 320.08 for a vehicle that is 44 not partially powered by a rechargeable energy-storage system, 45 plus an additional $50 flat fee. 46 (4) Any person or entity that registers a vehicle 47 identified in subsection (2) or subsection (3) may renew the 48 vehicle registration biennially in accordance with s. 49 320.07(2)(b). 50 (5) The proceeds of the additional flat fees imposed under 51 subsections (2) and (3) must be deposited into the State 52 Transportation Trust Fund. 53 (6) A low-speed, electric, or plug-in hybrid electric 54 vehicle that uses a battery storage system of up to 5 kilowatt 55 hours is exempt from any fee imposed under this section. 56 Section 2. The amendments made by this act to s. 320.08001, 57 Florida Statutes, expire on December 31, 2030, and the text of 58 that section shall revert to that in existence on June 30, 2021, 59 except that any amendments to such text enacted other than by 60 this act must be preserved and continue to operate to the extent 61 that such amendments are not dependent upon the portions of text 62 which expire pursuant to this section. 63 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021, but 64 only if SB 138 or similar legislation takes effect, if such 65 legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an 66 extension thereof and becomes a law.