Text: H.R.6313 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/29/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6313

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a vehicle mileage tax for mobile mounted concrete boom pumps in lieu of the tax on taxable fuels, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 29, 2010

Mr. Blumenauer introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a vehicle mileage tax for mobile mounted concrete boom pumps in lieu of the tax on taxable fuels, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Transportation Finance Innovation Demonstration Act of 2010”.

SEC. 2. Vehicle mileage tax for mobile mounted concrete boom pumps.

(a) In general.—Chapter 36 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to certain other excise taxes) is amended by inserting after subchapter D the following new subchapter:


“Sec. 4491. Imposition of tax.

“Sec. 4492. Mobile mounted concrete boom pump vehicle defined.

“Sec. 4493. Method of collecting tax.

“SEC. 4491. Imposition of tax.

“(a) Imposition of tax.—There is hereby imposed on each mobile mounted concrete boom pump vehicle a tax determined at the applicable rate per mile for each mile traveled in the United States.

“(b) Applicable rate.—For purposes of subsection (a), the applicable rate shall be—

“(1) $0.05 per mile for a mobile mounted concrete boom pump vehicle with a gross vehicle weight which does not exceed 60,000 pounds, and

“(2) $0.07 per mile for a mobile mounted concrete boom pump vehicle with a gross vehicle weight which exceeds 60,000 pounds.

“(c) By Whom Paid.—The tax imposed by subsection (a) shall be paid by the owner of the mobile mounted concrete boom pump vehicle.

“(d) Credit against tax.—At the election of the taxpayer, there shall be allowed as a credit against the tax imposed by subsection (a) for any taxable period the amount of tax imposed with respect to such vehicle under sections 4053, 4081, and 4481 for such period. The credit allowed under the preceding sentence with respect to a quantity of liquid shall be in lieu of a payment under section 6427 with respect to such quantity.

“(e) Special rules for determining mileage.—In determining mileage for purposes of this section, the Secretary shall work in close coordination with the Secretary of Transportation to develop a system for administration and compliance with this section. Such system shall—

“(1) work in tandem with the engine control modules of the affected vehicles,

“(2) minimize the administrative burdens on pump owners and operators,

“(3) minimize the administrative burden on the Department of Transportation,

“(4) integrate with State and local transportation revenue mechanisms (including demand management systems),

“(5) protect the privacy of participating companies and employees, and

“(6) allow third party administrators to manage data collection and refund payments to operators.

There is authorized to be appropriated not more than $5,000,000 for costs associated with developing and implementing such system, including for making grants to private companies where appropriate to develop and deploy on-board technologies to track and report road miles traveled.

“SEC. 4492. Mobile mounted concrete boom pump vehicle defined.

“For purposes of this subchapter, the term ‘mobile mounted concrete boom pump vehicle’ means a vehicle—

“(1) which is mobile machinery (as defined in section 4053(8)), and

“(2) on which the mounted machinery consists of a concrete boom pump and related subordinate parts.

“SEC. 4493. Method of collecting tax.

“(a) Collection by return.—The taxes imposed by section 4491 shall be collected on the basis of a return for a calendar quarter. The Secretary shall, by regulation, prescribe the time for filing such return, the information to be shown in such return, and the time for payment of such tax.

“(b) Payment due date.—Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the last day for payment of such tax shall be the 14th day after the last day of the calendar quarter for which the return is filed under subsection (a).

“(c) Calendar quarter.—For purposes of this section, the term ‘calendar quarter’ means the three-month period ending on March 31, June 30, September 30, or December 31.”.

(b) Highway mileage limitation not applicable.—Subparagraph (C) of section 6421(e)(2) of such Code is amended by adding at the end the following new clause:

“(v) EXCEPTION TO USE REQUIREMENT FOR MOBILE MOUNTED CONCRETE BOOM PUMP VEHICLE.—In the case of a mobile mounted concrete boom pump vehicle (as defined in section 4492), clause (ii) shall be applied without regard to subclause (II) (relating to the use-based test).”.

(c) Nontaxable use.—Subsection (b) of section 4082 of such Code (defining nontaxable use) is amended by inserting “(other than a use by a vehicle described in clause (v) thereof” after “section 6421(e)(2)(C)”.

(d) Deposit into Highway Trust Fund.—Paragraph (1) of section 9503(b) of such Code (relating to transfer to Highway Trust Fund of amounts equivalent to certain taxes and penalties) is amended by striking “and” at the end of subparagraph (D), by striking the period at the end of subparagraph (E) and inserting “, and”, and by inserting after paragraph (E) the following new subparagraph:

“(F) section 4491 (relating to vehicle mileage tax).”.

(e) Clerical amendment.—The table of subchapters for chapter 36 of such Code is amended by inserting after the item relating to subchapter D the following new item:

(f) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall take effect on January 1, 2011.