SENATE BILL 362
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By: Senator McCray
Introduced and read first time: January 15, 2021
Assigned to: Budget and Taxation
A BILL ENTITLED
1 AN ACT concerning
2 Transportation – Highway User Revenues – Revenue and Distribution
3 FOR the purpose of altering the amounts of certain capital grants calculated based on
4 highway user revenues that are required to be appropriated to Baltimore City,
5 counties, and municipalities in certain fiscal years; making a stylistic change;
6 repealing certain obsolete provisions of law; making certain conforming changes; and
7 generally relating to revenue for and distributions of highway user revenues.
8 BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
9 Article – Transportation
10 Section 8–402 and 8–403
11 Annotated Code of Maryland
12 (2020 Replacement Volume)
13 SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF MARYLAND,
14 That the Laws of Maryland read as follows:
15 Article – Transportation
16 8–402.
17 (a) There is a Gasoline and Motor Vehicle Revenue Account in the Transportation
18 Trust Fund.
19 (b) All revenues collected from the following, after deductions provided by law,
20 shall be credited to the Gasoline and Motor Vehicle Revenue Account:
21 (1) All of the motor vehicle fuel tax;
22 (2) Except as otherwise provided by law, two–thirds of the vehicle titling
23 tax;
EXPLANATION: CAPITALS INDICATE MATTER ADDED TO EXISTING LAW.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.
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1 (3) Except for revenues collected under Title 13, Subtitle 9, Parts III and
2 IV of this article, vehicle registration fees;
3 (4) The revenue disbursed to this Account under § 2–614 of the
4 Tax – General Article; and
5 (5) [80 percent] 80% of the funds distributed on short–term vehicle rentals
6 under § 2–1302.1 of the Tax – General Article to the Transportation Trust Fund from the
7 sales and use tax.
8 (c) [(1) For fiscal year 2019:
9 (i) 90.4% of the revenue credited to the Account may be used as
10 provided in § 3–216 of this article; and
11 (ii) The balance of the Account shall be used to pay the allocations of
12 highway user revenues provided by this subtitle to the counties, municipalities, and
13 Baltimore City.
14 (2)] For fiscal year 2020 and each fiscal year thereafter, revenue credited to
15 the Account shall be used as provided in § 3–216 of this article.
16 8–403.
17 (a) [Subject to §§ 3–307 and 3–308 of this article, for fiscal year 2019, from the
18 total highway user revenues:
19 (1) An amount equal to 7.7% of total highway user revenues shall be
20 distributed to Baltimore City in monthly installments;
21 (2) An amount shall be distributed to the counties at the times specified in
22 § 8–407 of this subtitle, to be allocated as provided in § 8–404 of this subtitle, equal to 1.5%
23 of total highway user revenues; and
24 (3) An amount shall be distributed to the municipalities at the times
25 specified in § 8–407 of this subtitle, to be allocated as provided in § 8–405 of this subtitle,
26 equal to 0.4% of total highway user revenues.
27 (b) (1)] Subject to [paragraph (3) of this subsection] SUBSECTION (C) OF THIS
28 SECTION, for fiscal years 2020 through 2024, capital grants shall be appropriated from the
29 Transportation Trust Fund as provided in § 3–216 of this article based on the following
30 calculations:
31 [(i)] (1) An amount equal to 8.3% of funds credited to the Gasoline
32 and Motor Vehicle Revenue Account shall be appropriated to Baltimore City;
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1 [(ii)] (2) An amount equal to 3.2% of funds credited to the Gasoline
2 and Motor Vehicle Revenue Account shall be appropriated to the counties to be distributed
3 as provided in § 8–404 of this subtitle; and
4 [(iii)] (3) An amount equal to 2.0% of funds credited to the Gasoline
5 and Motor Vehicle Revenue Account shall be appropriated to the municipalities to be
6 distributed as provided in § 8–405 of this subtitle.
7 [(2)] (B) Subject to [paragraph (3) of this subsection] SUBSECTION (C)
8 OF THIS SECTION, for fiscal year 2025 and each fiscal year thereafter, capital grants shall
9 be appropriated from the Transportation Trust Fund as provided in § 3–216 of this article
10 based on the following calculations:
11 [(i)] (1) An amount equal to [7.7%] 8.8% of funds credited to the
12 Gasoline and Motor Vehicle Revenue Account shall be appropriated to Baltimore City;
13 [(ii)] (2) An amount equal to [1.5%] 3.2% of funds credited to the
14 Gasoline and Motor Vehicle Revenue Account shall be appropriated to the counties to be
15 distributed as provided in § 8–404 of this subtitle; and
16 [(iii)] (3) An amount equal to [0.4%] 2.6% of funds credited to the
17 Gasoline and Motor Vehicle Revenue Account shall be appropriated to the municipalities
18 to be distributed as provided in § 8–405 of this subtitle.
19 [(3)] (C) The capital grants made under this subtitle shall be appropriated
20 only if all debt service requirements and departmental operating expenses have been
21 funded and sufficient funds are available to fund the capital program.
22 SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That this Act shall take effect July
23 1, 2021.