Florida Senate - 2022 SB 908 By Senator Brandes 24-00027A-22 2022908__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to fees; amending s. 320.08001, F.S.; 3 imposing specified additional annual flat fees on 4 electric vehicles; imposing a license tax and an 5 additional annual flat fee on plug-in hybrid electric 6 vehicles; authorizing persons and entities to 7 biennially renew vehicle registrations for electric 8 vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles; 9 providing for the distribution of proceeds from the 10 additional fees; specifying requirements for the use 11 of the proceeds by local governments; providing that 12 certain vehicles are exempt from specified fees; 13 providing for the future expiration and reversion of 14 specified statutory text; providing a contingent 15 effective date. 16 17 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 18 19 Section 1. Section 320.08001, Florida Statutes, is amended 20 to read: 21 320.08001 Low-speed, electric, and plug-in hybrid electric 22 vehicles; license tax and additional annual flat fees.— 23 (1) The license tax for a
an electric vehicle orlow-speed 24 vehicle is the same as that prescribed in s. 320.08 for a 25 vehicle that is not electrically powered. 26 (2)(a) The license tax for an electric vehicle weighing 27 less than 10,000 pounds is the same as that prescribed in s. 28 320.08 for a vehicle that is not electrically powered, plus an 29 additional $135 annual flat fee. Beginning January 1, 2025, the 30 license tax for an electric vehicle weighing less than 10,000 31 pounds is the same as that prescribed in s. 320.08 for a vehicle 32 that is not electrically powered, plus an additional $150 annual 33 flat fee. 34 (b) The license tax for an electric vehicle weighing 10,000 35 pounds or more is the same as that prescribed in s. 320.08 for a 36 vehicle that is not electrically powered, plus an additional 37 $235 annual flat fee. Beginning January 1, 2025, the license tax 38 for an electric vehicle weighing 10,000 pounds or more is the 39 same as that prescribed in s. 320.08 for a vehicle that is not 40 electrically powered, plus an additional $250 annual flat fee. 41 (3) The license tax for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle 42 is the same as that prescribed in s. 320.08 for a vehicle that 43 is not partially powered by a rechargeable energy-storage 44 system, plus an additional $35 annual flat fee. Beginning 45 January 1, 2025, the license tax for a plug-in hybrid electric 46 vehicle is the same as that prescribed in s. 320.08 for a 47 vehicle that is not partially powered by a rechargeable energy 48 storage system, plus an additional $50 annual flat fee. 49 (4) Any person or entity that registers a vehicle 50 identified in subsection (2) or subsection (3) may renew the 51 vehicle registration biennially in accordance with s. 52 320.07(2)(b). 53 (5) Of the proceeds of the additional annual flat fees 54 imposed under subsections (2) and (3), 64 percent must be 55 deposited into the State Transportation Trust Fund and 36 56 percent must be allocated to the county where the vehicle is 57 registered. 58 (a) Until June 30, 2024, the department shall distribute 59 the funds allocated to a county to the respective tax collector 60 for use by the board of county commissioners for the purpose of 61 providing publicly available electric vehicle charging 62 infrastructure and related equipment. 63 (b) Beginning July 1, 2024, the department shall transfer 64 the funds allocated to a county to the Department of Revenue for 65 distribution to the board of county commissioners and 66 municipalities within the county in proportion to the previous 67 month’s distribution of the local option fuel taxes authorized 68 under s. 336.025(1)(a). Local governments shall utilize moneys 69 received pursuant to this paragraph for transportation 70 expenditures as defined in s. 336.025(7). 71 (6) A low-speed, electric, or plug-in hybrid electric 72 vehicle that uses a battery storage system of up to 5 kilowatt 73 hours is exempt from any fee imposed under this section. 74 Section 2. The amendments made by this act to s. 320.08001, 75 Florida Statutes, expire on December 31, 2030, and the text of 76 that section shall revert to that in existence on June 30, 2022, 77 except that any amendments to such text enacted other than by 78 this act shall be preserved and continue to operate to the 79 extent that such amendments are not dependent upon the portions 80 of text which expire pursuant to this section. 81 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022, but 82 only if SB ___ or similar legislation takes effect, if such 83 legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an 84 extension thereof and becomes a law.