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Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC

DIVISION 2. OTHER TAXES [6001 - 60709]

  ( Heading of Division 2 amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 279. )

PART 6. PRIVATE RAILROAD CAR TAX [11201 - 11702]

  ( Heading of Part 6 amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1209. )

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions and Definitions [11201 - 11206]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 41. )

11201.
  

This part is known and may be cited as the “Private Railroad Car Tax Law.”

(Amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1209.)

11202.
  

Except where the context otherwise requires, the definitions given in this chapter govern the construction of this part.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 41.)

11203.
  

(a) “Private railroad car” includes any railroad rolling stock intended for the transportation of any persons, commodity, or material, operated on the railroads of this state, which car is owned by a person other than a railroad or the National Railroad Passenger Corporation. The car’s Association of American Railroad’s, or successor organization’s, reporting mark shall be rebuttably presumed to be the mark of the car owner.

(b) “Private railroad car” does not include:

(1) Freight train or passenger train cars owned by railroad companies which are used or subject to use under the ordinary per diem agreement common to all railroads.

(2) Freight train or passenger cars handled under mileage or through line contract arrangements between railroad companies.

(3) Cars owned by or leased to any railroad company operating in this state, or by any railroad company operated as a part of the same railroad system as the company operating in this state, and used by the railroad company in the operation, maintenance, construction, or reconstruction of its property and assessed and taxed in this state as a part of the property of a railroad company operating in this state.

(4) Passenger train cars that are privately owned and for which the owner pays the railroad a fee, regardless of how calculated, for transporting the cars.

(5) Any railroad rolling stock for which a railroad or the National Railroad Passenger Corporation is the lessee. For a leased car, the car’s Association of American Railroad’s, or successor organization’s reporting mark is rebuttably presumed to be the mark of the lessee.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 220, Sec. 1. Effective July 31, 1995.)

11204.
  

“Person” includes any individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company, association, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, syndicate, or any other group or combination acting as a unit.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1200, Sec. 50. Effective September 30, 1994.)

11205.
  

“In this State” or “in the State” means within the exterior limits of the State of California and includes all territory within these limits owned by or ceded to the United States of America.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 41.)

11206.
  

“Class of private railroad cars” means the Association of American Railroad’s, or successor organization’s, one letter alpha component of its car type codes as contained in that organization’s Exhibit D of the UMLER specification manual or successor exhibit.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 220, Sec. 2. Effective July 31, 1995.)

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