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S.B. 141 Enrolled
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the Motor and Special Fuel Tax Act by amending provisions relating
10 to aviation fuel tax.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . reduces the aviation fuel tax rate that a federally certificated air carrier pays on
14 aviation fuel purchased at an international airport located within a county of the
15 first class that has a United States customs office on its premises from 4 cents to
16 2.5 cents on each gallon of aviation fuel;
17 . repeals the 1.5 cent per gallon aviation fuel tax refund or credit for federally
18 certificated air carriers on gallons of aviation fuel purchased at an international
19 airport located within a county of the first class that has a United States customs
20 office on its premises; and
21 . makes technical changes.
22 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
24 Other Special Clauses:
25 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2009.
26 Utah Code Sections Affected:
28 59-13-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter 179
29 59-13-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 235
31 59-13-404, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
33 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
34 Section 1. Section 59-13-401 is amended to read:
35 59-13-401. Aviation fuel tax -- Rate.
36 (1) A tax is imposed upon aviation fuel at the rates provided in this section.
37 (2) Except as provided by Subsection (3), the tax on aviation fuel shall be[
40 (3) Aviation fuel purchased for use by a federally certificated air carrier is subject to a
41 tax of [
42 (a) 4 cents per gallon[
43 airport in a county of the first class that has a United States customs office on its premises; or
44 (b) 2.5 cents per gallon for aviation fuel purchased at an international airport in a
45 county of the first class that has a United States customs office on its premises.
46 Section 2. Section 59-13-402 is amended to read:
47 59-13-402. Revenue from taxes deposited with treasurer -- Credit to Aeronautics
48 Restricted Account -- Purposes for which funds may be used -- Allocation of funds --
49 Reports -- Returns required.
50 (1) (a) All revenue received by the commission under this part shall be deposited daily
51 with the state treasurer who shall credit all of the revenue collected to the Transportation Fund.
52 (b) An appropriation from the Transportation Fund shall be made to the commission to
53 cover expenses incurred in the administration and enforcement of this part and the collection
54 of the aviation fuel tax.
55 (c) Refunds to which taxpayers are entitled under this part shall be paid from the
56 Transportation Fund.
57 (2) The state treasurer shall place an amount equal to the total amount received from
58 the sale or use of aviation fuel in the Transportation Fund's Restricted Revenue Account for
59 aeronautical operations of the Department of Transportation for:
60 (a) the construction, improvement, operation, and maintenance of publicly used
61 airports in this state and the payment of principal and interest on indebtedness incurred for
62 those purposes;
63 (b) the promotion of aeronautics in this state; and
64 (c) the payment of the costs and expenses of the Department of Transportation in
65 administering this part or other law conferring upon it the duty of regulating and supervising
66 aeronautics in this state.
67 (3) The tax imposed on each gallon of aviation fuel under Section 59-13-401 shall be
68 allocated to the airport where the aviation fuel was sold and to aeronautical operations of the
69 Department of Transportation as follows:
70 Total Allocation to Allocation to
71 Tax Airport Aeronautical
72 Allocated Operations
73 (a) Tax on Each Gallon of Aviation
74 Fuel Purchased for Use by a Federally
75 Certificated Air Carrier Other than at
77 Located in a County of the First Class
78 that has a United States Customs Office
79 on its Premises $.04 $.03 $.01
80 (b) Tax[
82 on Each Gallon of Aviation
83 Fuel Purchased for Use by a Certificated
84 Air Carrier at [
85 Airport Located in a County of the First Class
86 that has a United States Customs Office on
87 its Premises $.025 $.015 $.01
88 (c) Tax on Each Gallon of Aviation
89 Fuel Purchased for Use by a Person Other
90 than a Federally Certificated Air Carrier
91 at [
95 Located in a County of the First Class
96 that has a United States Customs Office
97 on its Premises $.09 $.00 $.09
98 (d) Tax on Each Gallon of Aviation Fuel
99 Purchased for Use by a Person Other
100 than a Federally Certificated Air Carrier
101 Other than at [
105 Located in a County of the First Class
106 that has a United States Customs Office
107 on its Premises $.09 $.03 $.06
108 (e) The allocation to the publicly used airport may be used at the discretion of the
109 airport's governing authority for the purposes specified in Subsection (2)(a).
110 (f) Upon appropriation by the Legislature, the allocation to aeronautical operations of
111 the Department of Transportation shall be used as provided in Subsection (2).
112 (4) (a) The commission shall require reports and returns from distributors, retail
113 dealers, and users in order to enable the commission and the Department of Transportation to
114 allocate the revenue to be credited to the Transportation Fund's Restricted Revenue Account
115 for the aeronautical operations of that department and the separate accounts of individual
117 (b) (i) Except as provided by Subsection (4)(b)(ii), any unexpended amount remaining
118 in the account of any publicly used airport on the first day of January, April, July, and October
119 shall be paid to the authority operating the airport.
120 (ii) Aviation fuel tax allocated to any airport owned and operated by a city of the first
121 class shall be paid to the city treasurer on the first day of each month.
122 (c) The state treasurer shall place aviation fuel tax collected on fuel sold at places other
123 than publicly used airports in the Transportation Fund's Restricted Revenue Account for the
124 aeronautical operations of the Department of Transportation.
125 Section 3. Repealer.
126 This bill repeals:
127 Section 59-13-404, Refunds of aviation fuel tax -- Filing claims -- Commission
128 approval -- Rulemaking -- Appeals -- Penalties.
129 Section 4. Effective date.
130 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2009.
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