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View NCGA Bill Details2023-2024 Session
Senate Bill 354 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Intro. by Sawyer, McInnis, Woodard.

Status: Re-ref Com On Finance (Senate action) (Apr 5 2023)
S 354

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 22 2023 - View Summary

    Amends GS 20-87 by increasing the additional fee on plug-in electric vehicles due at the time of registration or registration renewal from $140.25 to $180. Adds an additional fee for plug-in hybrid vehicles of $90. Applies to vehicles registered on or after January 1, 2024.

    Amends GS 105-187.3 by removing the cap under the 3% highway use tax on commercial motor vehicles and recreational vehicles.

    Enacts new Article 70, Transportation Commerce, under GS Chapter 105, providing as follows. Sets the tax on transportation network companies, from January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2024, at a flat rate for each prearranged transportation service that originates in North Carolina, of 50 cents for exclusive-ride service and 25 cents for shared-ride service. Defines exclusive-ride service as the transportation of one or more related passengers from the same origin to the same destination and shared-ride service as the transportation of two or more unrelated passengers between different points of origin or destination. Requires for calendar years beginning on or after January 1, 2025, that the tax be the tax imposed the preceding calendar year multiplied by the percentage calculated under GS 105-449.80 (calculation of the motor fuel excise tax rate). Requires the tax proceeds to be credited to the Highway Fund.

    Amends GS 136-18 to allow the Department of Transportation and Turnpike Authority (was, Department of Transportation or the Turnpike Authority, as applicable), to enter into up to three agreements each (was, three agreements) with a private entity for partnership agreements with private entities to finance the cost of acquiring, constructing, equipping, maintaining, and operating transportation infrastructure in this State, and to plan, design, develop, acquire, construct, equip, maintain, and operate transportation infrastructure in this State.


    Applies to transactions occurring on or after January 1, 2024.