SENATE BILL 1234 (CARPENTER – 1978)
CHAPTER 1140, STATUTES OF 1978 SB 1234
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As enacted, Senate Bill 1234 amended Revenue and Taxation Code section 8655 and added Revenue and Taxation Code section 8101.6, relating to fuel taxation. (See Exhibit #1e) Senator Paul Carpenter introduced this bill on May 19, 1977 at the request of the Taxi Owners Association. (See Exhibits #1a and #11)
Senate Bill 1234 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Transportation and the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation and Committee on Transportation where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3, #2 and #8) The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Senate Committee on Finance and the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means. (See Exhibits #2 and #9) Three amendments were made to Senate Bill 1234. (See Exhibits #1b through #1d and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., signed Senate Bill 1234 on September 25, 1978 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on September 26th as Chapter 1140 of the Statutes of 1978. (See Exhibit #1e)
The Senate Republican Caucus Third Reading analysis of Senate Bill 1234 as last amended summarized the bill, stating:
Exempts provide transportation services, under contract, to a public transportation entity from .06[cents] of the .07[cents] per gallon diesel tax under the Use Fuel Tax Law.
Provides for a refund of .06[cents] of the .07[cents] per gallon excise tax on gasoline for all entities currently granted the exemption for diesel fuel under the Mills-Hayes Act. In addition, the refund would include private taxi companies under the same conditions as is proposed under the diesel tax exemption, with specified exceptions.
(See Exhibit #7b, page 1)