2005 - 2006 LEGISLATURE
October 6, 2005 - Introduced by Representatives Vos, Strachota, Pridemore, Nass,
Gunderson, Gundrum, Jeskewitz, Kerkman, Kleefisch, Kreibich, F. Lasee,
LeMahieu, Loeffelholz, Lothian, McCormick, Suder and Vukmir,
cosponsored by Senators Grothman, Lazich, Stepp and
Leibham. Referred to
Joint Committee on Finance.
1An Act to create
78.23 of the statutes; relating to: a temporary reduction in the
2motor vehicle fuel tax rate.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill reduces the rate of the motor vehicle fuel tax by 15 cents per gallon for
the 120 day period beginning on the fourteenth day after the bill's effective date. The
bill also transfers from the general fund to the transportation fund in fiscal year
2005-06 the approximate additional amount of the motor vehicle fuel tax that would
have been collected, if not for the reduction.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB729, s. 1
78.23 of the statutes is created to read:
478.23 Motor vehicle fuel tax rate reduction. (1)
During the 120 day period 5
beginning on the 14th day after the effective date of this subsection .... [revisor 6
inserts date], the rate of the tax imposed under s. 78.01 is reduced by 15 cents per 7
Suppliers, wholesaler distributors, and retail dealers shall reduce the price 2
of motor vehicle fuel so that the reduction under sub. (1) is passed on to the ultimate 3
consumer. Any person who violates this subsection is guilty of a Class G felony.
(1) Transportation fund.
There is transferred from the general fund to the 6
transportation fund in fiscal year 2005-06 an amount determined by the department 7
of revenue that is approximately equal to the difference between the amount of taxes 8
imposed under section 78.01 of the statutes that the department collected during the 9
120 days period under section 78.23 of the statutes, as created by this act, and the 10
amount of taxes imposed under section 78.01 of the statutes that the department 11
would have collected if the reduction under section 78.23 of the statutes, as created 12
by this act, had not been in effect.