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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
Sec. 14-344c. Regulation of temporary operation by producers or refiners by Consumer Protection Commissioner.

Sec. 14-344c. Regulation of temporary operation by producers or refiners by Consumer Protection Commissioner. (2952)(Text)

The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, defining the circumstances in which a producer or refiner may temporarily operate a previously dealer-operated station during a period subsequent to July 1, 1980, which period shall not be, in any case, longer than a commercially reasonable time. (2953)

Sec. 14-344d. State allocation and distribution of fuel not affected. Provisions inapplicable to certain service stations. (2954)(Text)

(a) The provisions of this chapter shall not be construed as affecting (1) any allocation of gasoline or special fuels to facilities operated by the state, (2) the operation of any facility for storage or distribution of gasoline or special fuels by the state or (3) the operation of any state-owned retail service station by a producer or refiner of petroleum products. (2955)

(b) The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any service station operated by a producer or refiner of petroleum products with its employees on July 1, 1979, which is used as a training or test marketing center or for advertising or public relations purposes. No producer or refiner may operate more than one such service station in the state under the provisions of this subsection. (2956)


Secs. 14-345 to 14-356. Special fuel use tax. (2958)(Text)

Sections 14-345 to 14-356, inclusive, are repealed. (2959)


Secs. 14-357 to 14-364. Highway use tax. (2961)(Text)

Sections 14-357 to 14-364, inclusive, are repealed. (2962)


Sec. 14-365. Agreement. (2964)(Text)

The Bus Taxation Proration Agreement is hereby enacted into law and entered into with all jurisdictions legally joining therein in the form substantially as follows: (2965)



Article I. Purposes and Principles (2968)

SECTION 1. Purposes of Agreement. It is the purpose of this agreement to set up a system whereby any contracting state may permit owners of fleets of buses operating in two or more states to prorate the registration of the buses in such fleets in each state in which the fleets operate on the basis of the proportion of miles operated within such state to total fleet miles, as defined herein. (2969)

SECTION 2. Principle of Proration of Registration. It is hereby declared that in making this agreement the contracting states adhere to the principle that each state should have the freedom to develop the kind of highway user tax structure that it determines to be most appropriate to itself; that the method of taxation of interstate buses should not be a determining factor in developing its user tax structure; and that annual taxes or other taxes of the fixed fee type upon buses, which are not imposed on a basis that reflects the amount of highway use, should be apportioned among the states, within the limits of practicality, on the basis of vehicle miles traveled within each of the states. (2970)

Article II. Definitions (2971)

(a) State. State shall include the states of the United States, the District of Columbia, the territories of the United States, the provinces of Canada, and the states, territories and Federal District of Mexico. (2972)

(b) Contracting State. Contracting state shall mean a state which is a party to this agreement. (2973)

(c) Administrator. Administrator shall mean the official or agency of a state administering the fee involved, or, in the case of proration of registration, the official or agency of a state administering the proration of registration in that state. (2974)

(d) Person. Person shall include any individual, firm, copartnership, joint venture, association, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, syndicate, or any other group or combination acting as a unit. (2975)

(e) Base State. Base state shall mean the state from or in which the bus is most frequently dispatched, garaged, serviced, maintained, operated, or otherwise controlled, or also in the case of a fleet bus the state to which it is allocated for registration under statutory requirements. In order that this section may not be used for the purpose of evasion of registration fees, the administrators of the contracting states may make the final decision as to the proper base state, in accordance with Article III (h) hereof, to prevent or avoid such evasion. (2976)

(f) Bus. Bus shall mean any motor vehicle of a bus type engaged in the interstate transportation of passengers and subject to the jurisdiction of the Interstate Commerce Commission, or any agency successor thereto, or one or more state regulatory agencies concerned with the regulation of passenger transport. (2977)

(g) Fleet. As to each contracting state, fleet shall include only those buses which actually travel a portion of their total miles in such state. A fleet must include three (3) or more buses. (2978)

(h) Registration. Registration shall mean the registration of a bus and the payment of annual fees and taxes as set forth in or pursuant to the laws of the respective contracting states. (2979)

(i) Proration of Registration. Proration of registration shall mean registration of fleets of buses in accordance with Article IV of this agreement. (2980)

(j) Reciprocity. Reciprocity shall mean that each contracting state, to the extent provided in this agreement, exempts a bus from registration and registration fees. (2981)

Article III. General Provisions (2982)

(a) Effect on Other Agreements, Arrangements, and Understandings. On and after its effective date, this agreement shall supersede any reciprocal or other agreement, arrangement, or understanding between any two or more of the contracting states covering, in whole or in part, any of the matters covered by this agreement; but this agreement shall not affect any reciprocal or other agreement, arrangement, or understanding between a contracting state and a state or states not a party to this agreement. (2983)

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