Maine LD 238: An Act To Extend the Period of Time for Persons Who Purchase Special Fuel and Gasoline for Off-highway Use To Apply for the Special Fuel and Gasoline Tax Refunds

LD 238 (subjects: MISCELLANEOUS TAXES , MOTOR FUEL TAX )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=238&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Bradlee Farrin of Norridgewock: (R – District 111) — e-mail | Facebook

5 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/3/2015 House Committee on Taxation suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/3/2015 Senate On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending REFERENCE
Unfinished Business
2/5/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION , in concurrence.
3/17/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
3/18/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-12).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/19/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-12) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
3/24/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-12), in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
3/25/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/26/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED – Emergency – 2/3 Elected Required, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 238 as originally introduced. L.D. 238 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-12) .

An Act To Extend the Period of Time for Persons Who Purchase Special Fuel and Gasoline for Off-highway Use To Apply for the Special Fuel and Gasoline Tax Refunds

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 36 MRSA 2908, 2nd , as amended by PL 2007, c. 438, 70, is further amended to read:

A refund application on a form prescribed by the State Tax Assessor must be filed to claim a refund pursuant to this section. Interest must be paid at the rate determined pursuant to section 186, calculated from the date of receipt of the claim, for all proper claims not paid within 30 days of receipt. Applications for refunds must be filed with the assessor within 12 18 months from the date of purchase.

Sec. 2. 36 MRSA 3218, 2nd , as amended by PL 2007, c. 438, 87, is further amended to read:

A refund application on a form prescribed by the assessor must be filed to claim a refund pursuant to this section. Interest must be paid at the rate determined pursuant to section 186, calculated from the date of receipt of the claim, for all valid claims not paid within 30 days of receipt. Applications for refunds must be filed with the assessor within 12 18 months from the date of purchase.

summary

This bill extends from 12 months to 18 months the period of time within which an application for a refund of taxes paid on internal combustion engine fuel or on special fuel may be made by a person who purchases and uses the fuel for any use other than the operation of a registered motor vehicle on the highways of the State and has paid the tax imposed on that fuel for highway use.

Patterns of Support

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This information about LD 238 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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