REFERENCE TITLE: motor vehicle fuel taxes
State of Arizona
House of Representatives
First Regular Session
Representative Campbell: Senator Otondo
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
enacting and ordering the submission to the people of a measure relating to motor vehicle fuel taxes.
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Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring:
1. Under the power of the referendum, as vested in the Legislature, the following measure, relating to motor vehicle fuel taxes, is enacted to become valid as a law if approved by the voters and on proclamation of the Governor:
amending section 28‑5606, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to motor fuel taxes.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Section 28-5606, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
28-5606. Imposition of motor fuel taxes
A. In addition to all other taxes provided by law, a tax of eighteen twenty‑eight cents per gallon is imposed on motor vehicle fuel possessed, used or consumed in this state. Notwithstanding section 28‑6533, subsection B, ten cents per gallon of the tax imposed by this subsection shall be spent only for the construction or maintenance of transportation infrastructure as prescribed in article ix, section 14, Constitution of Arizona.
B. To partially compensate this state for the use of its highways:
1. A use fuel tax is imposed on use fuel used in the propulsion of a light class motor vehicle on a highway in this state at the same rate per gallon as the motor vehicle fuel tax prescribed in subsection A of this section, except that there is no use fuel tax on alternative fuels.
2. A use fuel tax is imposed on use fuel used in the propulsion of a use class motor vehicle on a highway in this state at the rate of twenty‑six cents for each gallon, except that there is no use fuel tax on alternative fuels and use class vehicles that are exempt pursuant to section 28‑5432 from the weight fee prescribed in section 28‑5433 are subject to the use fuel tax imposed by paragraph 1 of this subsection.
3. Through December 31, 2024, a use fuel tax is imposed on use fuel used in the propulsion of a motor vehicle transporting forest products in compliance with the requirements of section 41-1516 on a highway in this state at the rate of nine cents for each gallon, except that there is no use fuel tax on alternative fuels.
C. The motor vehicle fuel and use fuel taxes imposed pursuant to this section and the aviation fuel taxes imposed pursuant to section 28‑8344 are conclusively presumed to be direct taxes on the consumer or user but shall be collected and remitted to the department by suppliers for the purpose of convenience and facility only. Motor vehicle fuel, use fuel and aviation fuel taxes that are collected and paid to the department by a supplier are considered to be advance payments, shall be added to the price of motor vehicle fuel, use fuel or aviation fuel and shall be recovered from the consumer or user.
D. Motor vehicle fuel and use fuel taxes imposed pursuant to this section on the use of motor vehicle fuel and use fuel and the aviation fuel taxes imposed pursuant to section 28‑8344 on the use of aviation fuel, other than by bulk transfer, arise at the time the motor vehicle, use or aviation fuel either:
1. Is imported into this state and is measured by invoiced gallons received outside this state at a refinery, terminal or bulk plant for delivery to a destination in this state.
2. Is removed, as measured by invoiced gallons, from the bulk transfer terminal system or from a qualified terminal in this state.
3. Is removed, as measured by invoiced gallons, from the bulk transfer terminal system or from a qualified terminal or refinery outside this state for delivery to a destination in this state as represented on the shipping papers if a supplier imports the motor vehicle, use or aviation fuel for the account of the supplier or the supplier has made a tax precollection election pursuant to section 28‑5636.
E. If motor fuel is removed from the bulk transfer terminal system or from a qualified terminal or is imported into this state, the original removal, transfer or importation of the motor fuel is subject to the collection of the tax. If this motor fuel is transported to another qualified terminal or reenters the bulk transfer terminal system, the subsequent sale of the motor fuel on which tax has been collected is not subject to collection of an additional tax if proper documentation is retained to support the transaction.
2. The Secretary of State shall submit this proposition to the voters at the next general election as provided by article IV, part 1, section 1, Constitution of Arizona.