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AB-3000 Sales and use taxes: exemption: retail hydrogen vehicle fuel.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 05/08/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 08, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 22, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 3000


Introduced by Assembly Member Friedman
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Ting)

February 16, 2018


An act to add and repeal Section 6377.5 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, relating to taxation, to take effect immediately, tax levy.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 3000, as amended, Friedman. Sales and use taxes: exemption: retail hydrogen vehicle fuel.
Existing sales and use tax laws impose a tax on retailers measured by the gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property sold at retail in this state, or on the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of tangible personal property purchased from a retailer for storage, use, or other consumption in this state. Those laws provide various exemptions from those taxes.
This bill, on and after January 1, 2019, and before January 1, 2030, 2024, would exempt from those taxes the gross receipts from the sale in this state of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, retail hydrogen vehicle fuel, as defined.
The Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law authorizes counties and cities to impose local sales and use taxes in conformity with the Sales and Use Tax Law, and existing laws authorize districts, as specified, to impose transactions and use taxes in accordance with the Transactions and Use Tax Law, which generally conforms to the Sales and Use Tax Law. Amendments to the Sales and Use Tax Law are automatically incorporated into the local tax laws.
Existing law requires the state to reimburse counties and cities for revenue losses caused by the enactment of sales and use tax exemptions.
This bill would provide that, notwithstanding Section 2230 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, no appropriation is made and the state shall not reimburse any local agencies for sales and use tax revenues lost by them pursuant to this bill.
This bill would take effect immediately as a tax levy.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 6377.5 is added to the Revenue and Taxation Code, to read:

6377.5.
 (a) On and after January 1, 2019, and before January 1, 2030, 2024, there are exempted from the taxes imposed by this part the gross receipts from the sale in this state of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, retail hydrogen vehicle fuel.
(b) For purposes of this section, both of the following definitions shall apply:
(1) “Fuel cell” means a device that directly or indirectly creates electricity through an electrochemical process using hydrogen or hydrogen-rich fuel and oxygen or another oxidizing agent.
(2) “Retail hydrogen vehicle fuel” means hydrogen sold in a retail setting, either exclusively or concurrently with other motor vehicle fuels, for any zero-emission motor vehicle which that uses hydrogen in a fuel cell for some or all of its propulsion.
(c) This section shall remain in effect until January 1, 2030, 2024, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 2.

  Notwithstanding Section 2230 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, no appropriation is made by this act and the state shall not reimburse any local agency for any sales and use tax revenues lost by it under this act.

SEC. 3.

  This act provides for a tax levy within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect.