2005 WISCONSIN ACT 85
An Act to amend
78.015 (1), 78.12 (4) (a) 4. and 78.12 (4) (b) 2.; to create
25.40 (3) of the statutes; and to affect 2005 Wisconsin Act 25
, section 9408 (1x)
of the statutes; relating to: eliminating the annual adjustment of the motor vehicle fuel tax rate and the use of moneys in the transportation fund.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
25.40 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
25.40 (3) (a) Except as provided in s. 85.52 (3) (cm), beginning on July 1, 2007, no moneys deposited in the transportation fund that are not appropriated may be transferred from the transportation fund to any other fund or appropriation account in any other fund.
(b) Beginning on July 1, 2007, no moneys may be appropriated from the transportation fund except for purposes related to the planning, design, construction, reconstruction, expansion, rehabilitation, maintenance, or operation of highway, airport, harbor, ferry, railroad, bicycle, or pedestrian facilities or service, or any costs attendant to such planning, design, construction, reconstruction, expansion, rehabilitation, maintenance, or operation; the acquisition of transportation facilities or property necessary to construct or enlarge transportation facilities, or costs attendant to such acquisition or to disposal of any acquired facility or property; costs associated with utility facilities within the rights-of-way of transportation facilities or with radio communications facilities and equipment owned or leased by, and services provided by, the department of transportation and used for law enforcement; aids or assistance to cities, villages, towns, or counties for transportation purposes; the expenditure of federal transportation aid received by the state for any purpose for which the aid is provided or the provision of matching or supplemental funds associated with such aid, or the expenditure of funds derived from gifts or grants received by the department of transportation for any purpose for which the gift or grant is provided; state enforcement of traffic laws; transportation safety programs; the administration of laws related to motor vehicles, driver licensing, or aeronautics; the payment of principal and interest on bonds issued for highway, railroad, or harbor improvements or other transportation facilities; the general costs of administration of the department of transportation; the costs of administration of the taxes and fees that are deposited in the transportation fund; terminal tax distribution payments under s. 76.24 (2) (a); tourism promotion under s. 20.380 (1) (w); transfers to the conservation fund for motor fuel tax collections on the use of fuel by snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, and motorboats; any refunds of transportation fund taxes and fees authorized by law; or any other program administered by the department of transportation on the effective date of this subsection .... [revisor inserts date].
78.015 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
78.015 (1) Before April 1 the department shall recompute and publish the rate for the tax imposed under s. 78.01 (1). The new rate per gallon shall be calculated by multiplying the rate in effect at the time of the calculation by the amount obtained under sub. (2). After the calculation of the rate that takes effect on April 1, 2006, the department shall make no further calculation under this subsection and sub. (2).
78.12 (4) (a) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
78.12 (4) (a) 4. Multiply the number of gallons under subd. 3. by the rate published under s. 78.015 as increased under s. 78.017.
78.12 (4) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
78.12 (4) (b) 2. Multiply the number of gallons under subd. 1. by the rate published under s. 78.015 as increased under s. 78.017.
[2005 Wisconsin Act 25
] Section 9408 (1x) Petroleum inspection fee.
The treatment of section 168.12 (1) of the statutes takes effect on May April