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HB 5033 - Partial Refund of Sales Tax Imposed on the Sale of School Buses with Seat Belts - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Partial Refund of Sales Tax Imposed on the Sale of School Buses with Seat Belts

Signed by Governor Jodi Rell
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (35-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (125-18) - (Key vote)

Title: Partial Refund of Sales Tax Imposed on the Sale of School Buses with Seat Belts

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a refund of the sales tax on school buses equipped with seat safety belts.

Highlights:
-Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to administer a program to provide funding to offset a portion of sales tax on the purchase of school buses equipped with 3-point lap/shoulder seat safety belts (Sec. 1). -Authorizes local or regional school districts to submit an application for an agreement with private carriers to provide at least 1 but not more than 50 seat belt equipped school buses between July 1, 2011 and December 31, 2017 (Sec. 1). -Requires the agreement to include a request by such carrier for funds in an amount equal to 50 percent of the sales tax paid by the carrier (Sec. 1). -Prohibits the local or regional school district, carrier, or operator of a school bus from being liable for damages or injury resulting solely from a student's misuse or failure to use a seat belt installed on a school bus (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the restoration fee of suspended or revoked motor vehicle licenses and registrations will be $175, with $50 of that fee deposited into a separate nonlapsing school bus seat belt account (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Partial Refund of Sales Tax Imposed on the Sale of School Buses with Seat Belts

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